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Beauty on the Streets: Misa Chien & Jennifer Green of the Nom Nom Truck

August 30, 2010

The Nom Nom girls: Misa Chien (top) and Jennifer Green

Name: Misa Chien and Jennifer Green

Age: 24/25

Occupation: Owners of the Nom Nom Truck

Location: All over SoCal


MC: “After several internships in college, I knew that I wanted to be an entrepreneur and be my own boss. My ultimate goal in life is to be on Oprah for bringing something positive to the world (yes, I know…a very lofty goal!).”

JG: “I am living my own dream of running a business with one of my best friends. Food truck life can have a machismo feel, but we work beyond all that! We change tires, parallel park big ol’ trucks, crank on the grill and feed your face…all with love!”

Growing up, I always thought I’d be: MC: A tennis player/ JG: Pianist.

The best part about having a food truck is: MC: It is such a new, dynamic industry and we are so excited to be a part of it! / JG: We always have enough food stocked if we’re hungry! We also do “food trades” with other businesses. It’s good to share!

How do you stay so skinny working on a food truck? MC: Running around in the truck and taking orders!

People seem to not get enough of: JG: Our Honey-Grilled Pork Bánh mì will make you very happy!

If we could, we’d love to take our truck to: MC: New York! We think they would love our Nomster and bright green truck there…how could they resist? / JG: Tokyo, so I can get cute little snacks and trinkets to decorate our Nominator.

I’ll never forget the time: MC: I bungee jumped in New Zealand in the fetal position./ JG: I scootered through Vietnam, with no accidents!

Worst habit: MC: Getting distracted at the window — I love to chat it up with our Nomsters! / JG: Half-used water cups tend to always be around me.

My favorite makeup tip: MC: Shu Umera eyelash curler is a must. / JG: I wash my makeup brushes with equal parts olive oil and anti-bacterial soap. It moisturizes the bristles and gets all the makeup off. I also use aloe vera juice and apple cider vinegar as a natural toner.

Current beauty product obsession: MC: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara. / JG: Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift. It works as a shadow base and really evens out the entire eye area. It makes me look so much more awake!

But I also can’t live without: MC: Stila blush stick / JG: Chanel Waterproof Eyeliner — I work on the truck with steam and extreme heat, it works so well. Pure Vitamin E oil as a moisturizer and Dr. Hauschka Sunscreen for Children.

People might be surprised to know: MC: I lovvvvveee kittens! / JG: I’ve ran eight marathons and I love manga!

My favorite hair product is: MC: Paul Mitchell Tea Tree shampoo mmmmmm/ JG: Argan oil and Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray

I don’t understand people who don’t like: MC: Dim sum. / JG: Onions. Braised Onions might just be my favorite thing ever.

The restaurant I can never get tired of is: MC: Pizza Mozza‘s Squash Blossom pizza. / JG: Santouka Ramen inside the Mitsuwa Market has the best ramen I’ve had in LA. Three Amigos in Norwalk for the best burrito of your life (no joke). I also love Pizzeria Mozza’s Squash Blossom Pizza and Cauliflower Fritti. I could keep going….

Though I can make killer: MC: Frittata — potatoes, peppers, Havarti cheese, how can you go wrong? / JG: French Onion Soup (back to the onions) and Bánh xèo (Vietnamese crepe).

Who inspires me: MC: Oprah. She is such an amazing woman, and has positively affected so many people. She has been a major role model in my life. / JG: My parents! They work so hard to give us so many opportunities (My ma was one of the “boat people” after fall of Saigon). My boyfriend, Stephan, who is so smart and sassy! My vizsla pooch, who reminds me to just chill out and ride in the car with the windows down. Lastly, entrepreneurs who give back to the world.

Catch Misa and Jennifer on The Great Food Truck Race, Sundays at 9pm/8c and Wednesdays at 8pm/7c on the Food Network!

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The glitz and glam of the Emmys 2010 Red Carpet

So, I’m usually too lazy to post red carpet posts, but I managed to gather my favorite looks (some for their hair/makeup, some for their dresses) from the Emmys 2010.

Eva Longoria Parker

Ok. I’m not a huge Eva Longoria Parker fan, but she nailed the glam black Robert Rodriquez dress this time, and I loved her elegant updo.

Emily Blunt

Marriage did something to Emily Blunt, because I can’t say I really had noticed her before. That said, her Christian Dior dress was nice, but her hair/makeup combo was stellar.

Emily Blunt

Gray blue-shadows and pale pink lip = WIN.

Kim Kardashian

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum and Kim Kardashian both rocked Marchesa and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. How can Heidi, 37-year-old mother of four, get away with a super mini dress? I don’t know, but she does and does it well. I was obsessing over Kim’s twisty hair. I was hoping for something a little more exciting than a white from her, but she looked as Grecian as she said she felt before stepping out on the red carpet.

Kelly Osbourne

I never thought Kelly Osbourne would make my list of favorites, but she looked so classy with her simple makeup and black Tony Ward Couture dress. So happy to see she ditched the hot pink hair and heavy liner for a natural make-under. Anyone else notice she lost a hella weight? She credits it to working out hard core for half an hour everyday. Given the new sophisticated look, I wouldn’t doubt it.

Dianna Agron

Who is this girl? I have no idea. Totally had to Google her. Realized because I don’t watch Glee that I didn’t recognize half the faces last night, including Dianna Agron. Loved everything from her hair to her Carolina Herrera gown. Gorgeous.

Lea Michele

Did I already tell you how much I loved Lea Micheles dress? If I didn’t, I just want to put it out there now how much I love her Oscar de la Renta dress.

Oh, and I decided to give a Cutest Couple Award, and that goes to the newly-married Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.

Cutest Couple Award

It wasn’t easy for me to come around and accept that he’s totally taken, but I think I can get over it after last night.

What were your favorite looks?


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Lea Michele’s makeup at the Emmys

Navy blue seemed to be the theme of the night as far as dresses went tonight at the Emmys, but most of the celebs kept their makeup fresh and sun-kissed. Take Glee‘s Lea Michele for example, which was one of my favorites:

Lea Michele at the 2010 Emmys

Makeup artist Melanie Inglessis used Nars products to get her look. “My inspiration was the era of the 60’s. I thought of Raquel Welch and Bridget Bardot: the winged eye, the nude lip. The dress is so classic, so we wanted to be adventurous with her eyes– giving a dash of color with the new Palladium Soft Touch Shadow Pencil – and kept the lip nude with Tashkent Pure Matte!”

· PRO-PRIME Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base & Skin Smoothing Face Prep

· Douceur Blush

· Tzarine Duo Eyeshadow

· Palladium Soft Touch Shadow Pencil

· Tashkent Pure Matte Lipstick (Available on September 1st exclusively at

What did you think of her look?

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Beauty Tip of the Day: Liquid Liner for False Lashes

August 28, 2010

“Keep a liquid liner handy when applying false lashes- it’s a quick way to conceal the bands while further enhancing the upper lash lines. Plus if a bit of shadow falls onto the top sides of your lashes, liquid liner will get your lashes back to black.”Emily Kate Warren, makeup artist.

Try: Wet n Wild’s H20 Liquid Eyeliner

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Maybelline signs Chinese Model Shu Pei Qin

August 27, 2010

Shu-Pei Qin (Photo: Next NY)

Chinese model Shu-Pei Qin was just added to Maybelline‘s roster of the model elite which includes Christy Turlington and Erin Wasson. quotes Maybelline New York Global CEO Damien Bertrand: “Shu Pei not only looks outstanding, but she also has inner fire. Her dazzling image and style and unique temperament in the fashion world has demonstrated she is fully capable of endorsing and interpreting an international cosmetics brand such as Maybelline New York, where we search for the perfect qualifications and personality. We are convinced that signing with Shu Pei internationally for our team in Asia injects fresh energy.”

Qin is the second Asian model to rep Maybelline. Ads featuring her roll out this Fall.


BEAUTIFULLY DELICIOUS LINKS - Beauty - "The Lovely" - FOOD - "The Delicious"

Beautifully Delicious Links, 8/27/10

Nicole Richie's latest makeover

What’s beautiful and delicious this week:

  • Nicole Richie‘s new ‘do – Nicole Richie
  • The most ridiculous celebrity food endorsements – The Huffington Post
  • 5 easy ways to update your look – Bellasugar
  • Top 10 things we learned at the Miss Universe pageant – Lemondrop
  • What causes a brain freeze? – Yum Sugar
  • Kim Kardashian‘s new highlights – Glamour
  • Starbucks catering its new Reserve line to coffee connoisseurs – Chicago Tribune
  • Noted fashion photographer Nigel Barker talks food and his other loves –
  • The massive egg recall – The Boston Globe
  • Ever try black rice? Could be the next big superfood. – Elle

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