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Episode 34: The Masthead with Marie Claire Video

The truth behind Little White Lies and what beauty products to keep (and toss).

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We were all talking one day in a meeting about how much pressure there is on women these days to be all that and how tempting it is to sort of, you know, make yourself sound even a little bit more fabulous.

We all tell little white lies. I think that it's natural. I think particularly women, you know, we feel compelled to be, if not perfect, really impressive.

My little white lie is that I never tell anybody typically I have my extensions in my hair and it's like down to here and I typically don't tell people that it's not my natural hair.

It's funny how few people actually get caught. That was the thing that I was really interested to find-- that I was surprised to find.

We're supposed to be working, having meetings all day and we are out at Central Park today [unknown] and tonight, we're going to--

To The Daily Show, so yes, we're officially working today.

So many people end up exaggerating in their daily life and it's a phenomenon worth exploring.

I told him that I went to a different high school than I actually went to.

I am the worst liar in the world. I actually-- every time I go close to a lie, I get very agitated. I have like total anxiety.

Some of the little white lies we talk about in this story include a woman who'd embellished her resume in such a way that made it sound like she oversaw all special projects at her company.

So when the press release went out, guess what, was on it.

It was mortifying for her, and although she's not gotten caught, there are certainly people who know the truth.

She paid a deep price, a steep price and sleepless nights.

Do you have a little white lie that maybe you-- is your go-to lie and you always tell?

What I do all the time is tell that I'm not feeling well when I don't wanna go somewhere.

Sometimes we look at our own accomplishments and we don't really see what's genuinely impressive in the things that we've done.

It's really just fun to look at something which I think is on the increase and we find really fascinating.

[unknown] The concept actually came up while I was writing my obsessions in confession stage and it was just this whole idea that every month and I think everyone would accept that like people could hoard things, like hang on to things.

I'm a total packrat and certainly these things can be thrown out.

And I think it's just a great reminder for us to do away with old products that have been sitting around for too long.

[unknown] is often something that you can do in the salon or a trend that you can try on for [unknown] or something that can be quite expensive and that our buy is something--

It's usually a little bit more affordable and more accessible and you can go out, buy it and get an immediate result and feel like you're updated for the month or for the season.

Take this opportunity to throw out all of the old hair brushes and combs and try to streamline.

Goody has come out with these dual-bristle combs so it's got like a boar bristle to help control static and then it's got the comb mixed in to untangle and everything. So it's actually a very great comb for ponytails too. You can put your hair up and it'll get rid of all the little bumps but it's just one tool. You can use it as a brush. It's great for travelling. It's small and it's under $10. Another idea we have is to not necessarily toss, but at least put away your winter perfumes and summer is a great opportunity to try something fruity, something lighter. A lot of brands like Issey Miyake here, the L'eau d'Issey, and the CK's Summer One. We've got a lot of fresh fruity melts like fig, watermelon. I think there's pear as well so it just feels lighter. You're in a brighter mood. Sunblock is something that we should definitely toss on a very regular basis. If you have leftover sunblock from last summer, throw it out. One of the things that people always forget to do is put on enough sunblock so if you're getting a 4 oz. bottle, that really only should last you 4 times. If you have those a lot, you should go through fill bottles of some--

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