My name is Adrianna...

I am an NYC-based writer and beauty editor at My improbable career in fashion and beauty writing began at Lucky (RIP) and includes positions at, Who What Wear, and Byrdie. Notes of Beauty was launched in 2014 as a space to curate samples of my work and share things I find amusing. Interests include creating content, snuggling with my pup Rocco, and drinking copious amounts of espresso.

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How to Plan and Start a Wedding Beauty Regimen

14 Winter Manicure Ideas To Try This Engagement Season

The History Behind Kate Middleton's Engagement Ring Is Fascinating

7 Concealers That Will Stay Put From Ceremony to Reception

All the Gorgeous Wedding Makeup Looks Spotted at Bridal Fashion Week

The Real Story Behind Princess Diana’s Short Hair

Laura Dern Has Purple Hair for Her Star Wars Role

Can Coconut Oil Make Your Hair Dry? Here’s Why It Doesn’t Work for All Hair Types

Cannes 2017: Lily Collins Wears Ponytail Wrapped in Gold at Okja Photocall

The Clever Way Models Are Making Bank — Without Ever Stepping Onto a Runway


Hard Truths: Your "Natural" Beauty Products Are Probably Lying to You

This Popular NYC Facial Could Put Plastic Surgeons out of Business

Microblading Your Lash Line: Sounds Terrifying, Looks Amazing

Here Are All the Drugstore Products We've Spotted at NYFW

Calling It: This Eyebrow Trend Will Dominate 2017

Glossier's New Product Debuted on the Oscars Red Carpet

Was Emma Stone's Oscars Beauty Look Inspired by Hollywood? We Think So

Who What Wear

Riccardo Tisci's New Nike Sneakers Will Sell Out Lightning Fast

Emma Roberts Wore the Sneakers We All Basically Want

Kendall Jenner Just Borrowed This Controversial Look From Gigi Hadid

Are See-Through Ankle Boots Becoming a Thing?

This New Celeb-Loved Brand Is About to Do Something Unprecedented

Numbers Don't Lie: Most People Prefer This Kind of Skinny Jeans

It's Not a Coincidence Kate Middleton Always Holds Her Bag Like This

Yahoo! Beauty

How to Treat Acne Scars Without Making Them Worse

7 Foundations That Work Wonders on Dry Skin

How to Get Glowing Skin Without Going Broke

5 Game-Changing Concealer Hacks Celebrity Makeup Artists Swear By

17 New Drugstore Beauty Products You Need in Your Shopping Cart



8 Morning Habits That Are Ruining Your Skin

The Most Common Sleeping Mistakes Women Make

6 Beauty Brands You Didn't Know Were Started by Latinas

Meet the New Hair Line That's Inspired By Social Media

How This Beauty Guru Created Every Vlogger's Favorite Foundation

Honey Blond: The Celeb-Approved Hair Trend That's Perfect for Brunettes

New Indie Beauty Brands You Haven't Tried Yet (But Should)

Sunday Riley Just Launched Two Out-of-This-World Products

Fern: The Surprising Ingredient Your Sun-Damaged Skin Needs

5 Reasons You Should Be Putting Marshmallow on Your Face (Yes, Really)

Spotted: Tom Ford's Drool-Worthy New Orchid Makeup Collection

Exclusive: This New Line Is All About Lashes (and It's Supermodel-Approved)

Who What Wear

Everyone Wore These $60 Sneakers at Fashion Week

The Bag With a Secret Waiting List Just Got Even Even More Hype

The No-BS Place to Find Authentic Fashion Show Reviews

Nike's Exciting Collaboration Now Has a Release Date

Our Jaws Dropped When We Saw Giovanna Battaglia's Wedding Dress

Nothing Shoes: The New Celeb Style Trend You Should Know

Jonathan Simkhai Does Evening Gowns for the First Time, Crushes It

Alert: Proenza Schouler Just Unveiled Its Newest Bag Design

The $35 Etsy Necklace All the Celebrities Are Wearing

How Vetements Became a Fashion Phenomenon

Yahoo! Beauty

The Makeup Multitaskers You Need This Holiday Season

Classic Moisturizers That Won't Let You Down This Winter

The Best Fall Makeup Palettes for Every Budget

The Best MAC Products According to MAC Makeup Artists

Your Ultimate Guide to Finding the Best Serum for Your Skin Type

Popsugar Beauty

Glossier Launches Minimalist Makeup for the Ultimate Cool Girl 

Milk Makeup Has Arrived and It's Just as Rad as We Imagined 

35 Best Drugstore Launches of 2016 So Far 

The Most Popular Makeup Brands on YouTube Right Now 

Unique Makeup Brushes to Get Your Most Flawless Look Yet 



Found: The Best Red Lipstick Shades for the Holidays and Beyond 

Waterless Skincare: The Latest Korean Beauty Secret 

New Secret Weapon: 5 Incredible Overnight Hair Treatments 

Topshop Lip Ombre: The Cool New Way to Get Fuller Lips 

Spring's Best Minimalist Hair Inspiration from the Céline Runway 

Get the Look: Sienna Miller's Textured Waves and Glowy Skin 

Meet Your New Face (and Hair) Oil Obsession: Marula Oil 

Essential Skincare Tips to Start Implementing in Your 20s 

Backstage Beauty: The Jason Wu Girls Let Their Hair Down for Fall 

Backstage Beauty: Seductive Hair Knots and Smoky Eyes at Diane von Furstenberg 


Rocker Grace Potter Talks Dancing In Heels And Shopping Destinations 

Olivia Palermo Shares Her Spring Must-Haves 

Is This The Best CC Cream Of All? 

How To Look Instantly Awake: Eye Creams