• Erica Vain.com: INTERVIEWS Dr. Tabasum Mir Knows Best, Talks Skin Care and Debunks Myths

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    Dr. Tabasum Mir is a successful skin care physician and specializes in cosmetic dermatology and cosmetic laser surgery. She even has an amazing skin care line, MirSkin. To add to her resume, she was on Bravo TV’s “The Singles Project,” and enjoys donating her time and services to many charities

    Dr. Mir was motivated to become a skin care physician because she comes from a family where their culture is all about education, but it’s also what she wanted. When she got to med school it wasn’t what she thought it was going to be, but she stuck with it. She knew dermatology was one of the most competitive fields but felt that if she didn’t try for it she would always regret it. Plus, it was the thing she thought she’d be the most interested in.

    “Then I took it and made it my own because I really wasn’t traditional. I wasn’t a traditional physician. I graduated medical school really young, I think I was 24, and the traditional thing is to work for somebody in their forties who works for somebody in their sixties. I just saw my life flash in front of my eyes and I’m like if I don’t make this my own then I’m always going to be someone else’s junior, and I didn’t want that. So I made it into my practice and I’ve been practicing now for ten years.”

    She admits that it was a lot of hard work and still is, which is why she’s such a big supporter of female entrepreneurs and women in business. She has many women who reach out to her me on Instagram, and they have cosmetic companies, hair companies, and she tries to shout them out as much as she can because she has this platform now where people pay attention. “I know how hard it is and it’s still hard.”

    As a skin care physician and owner of her own skin care line, Dr. Mir must have a favorite skin care product, right? The answer is no, however if she can tell us of one product that she’s consistently gone to for ten years, even before it was available in the U.S., which she just loves, it would be the La Roche-Posay Anthelios sun care. She tries a lot of different things but that has been the one thing that she’s consistently gone back to.  We have to say she must know what she’s talking about because this year

    unnamedconsumer reported it as the No. 1 sunblock out of all the sunblocks they’ve tested. “I used to go to Europe ten years ago, I used to go to their pharmacies and just buy  dozens of them so I could take it back with me and now they’re available in the drug stores here.”

    The second thing that the doctor recommends is definitely one of her own, her 5/2 Pads. “They’re just something I created for myself and I just know when I use them I’m never going to break out, my pores will never look large. I can tell when I stop using it, especially when I travel, because my pores start to look congested, I’m blocked and blotchy, and my skin tone isn’t smooth. I’ve literally had patients of mine say God forbid if I ever go out of business, will they still be able to get it. You know how there’s no guarantees in life except death and taxes? Let me add to that the 5/2 Pads because it will work no matter what. For everything, for women who have sensitive skin who have lots of bad sun damage, for teenagers, for people in their twenties or thirties or forties or still breaking out, for clogged pores.”

    Speaking of pores, the most common skincare issues Dr. Mir comes across daily are pores. “People really are obsessed with their pores. There’s a huge misconception about what pores are and about what it is that’s going on and one of the most common things that people talk about are their pores. Everybody thinks that their pores are clogged or everyone complains about their pores being clogged.”

    We had to ask, what’s the best and most simple way we can take care of our skin? No. 1, protect our skin from UV damage and all of that sun exposure.

    “People think that oh I don’t tan, well none of us tan anymore but being in the sun, even if you’re just walking on the street or in your car, it’s massively aging. If you can imagine the analogy of having a beautiful leather couch and leaving it in the sun all the time what’s going to happen to that couch? It’s going to be broken down, damaged, aged looking, and sunscreen is sort of like the version of putting a tarp over the couch so it doesn’t get damaged.”

    Our faces are exposed all day, everyday, as well as our hands and chest. Dr. Mir says these are the things that need to be protected and if they’re not protected we get damage. “If you don’t take the extra step to protect your skin you’re always going to be fighting an uphill battle. Everyone needs to invest in some kind of sun protection for their skin.”

    Dr. Mir was on Bravo TV’s The Singles Project and loved the experience. She loved the national exposure and the national platform. She loved that it took her from relative ambiguity to being known, and it was a fantastic platform for her to educate people later on with what she does for a living. Discussing skin care and debunking myths is a huge passion of hers because she feels that women are miseducated and misled. “I just get really frustrated when I see that there’s all of these myths that are still propagated because a lot of people get their best skin care advice from makeup counters. So it gave me that platform. Being on Bravo was an amazing experience. I made such great friends, I had such great experiences.”

    The show featured a lot of Dr. Mir’s and others’ personal dating lives, and that was a bit challenging for her. “It was real time and it was filmed on a week to week basis. I think that the real time aspect of it was really challenging and very very difficult timewise for all of us, but the experience was fantastic and it opened so many doors for me. I can definitely tell you that this will not be the last time you see me on television.” We certainly hope not.

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    “The Singles Project” was a reality TV show. Dr. Mir’s take on reality TV is that it’s very interesting. She believes that in many ways, reality TV stars are more famous than A-list celebrities.

    “I think if you ask people on the street to name ten celebrities I can guarantee you  half of them are going to be reality stars. Reality stars are more accessible to the public, they’re more accessible to the media, and they’re okay with opening up whereas A-list celebrities keep their private life private. Reality stars are all out there and that’s a blessing and a curse. I was really lucky to be involved in something that was really professional and  there’s a lot of camaraderie between us. We weren’t fighting with each other and I thought that was really awesome. I think a lot of people can relate to a lot of the struggles all of us went through. We were hard working, we were single and we just couldn’t connect with anybody, and we liked each other and we supported each other.”

    She’s feels lucky that she had that experience because she recalls looking at some of the shows and seeing how some of the people “kind of” sell their souls for attention. “The attention leads to more TV time which leads to more ratings which leads to the same garbage being put out.  Myself, as a professional woman, I wanted to get out there and use it to do better for myself, do better for other people.”

    Social media played a huge role in the show. Dr. Mir and her cast members were plastered all over subways and busses and magazines with theirTwitter and Instagram handles. “My numbers grew. I was a private Instagramaccount, I think I maybe had two hundred friends, and now I’m over 28 thousand. We were highly interactive with our viewers. It was a huge huge aspect of the show.”

    Since we’re on the topic of social media, Dr. Mir revealed who she likes to follow and keep up with on social media. Makeup artist bloggers. They are really good at posting and give great looks of the day. They have a huge fan base and I really love how they market themselves. For example, you’ve got a girl named amrezy, she’s got almost 3 million followers. She absolutely kills it with her hair and her makeup. I really like beauty so I follow a lot of that.” They must be good if they’re getting attention from Dr. Mir herself. She says that she also likes to follow someone she can learn something from or be amused by.

    People show their love for her on Instagram, letting her know they loved her on the show and can’t wait to meet her someday. Dr. Mir always tries to throw back the love and support. “When I have some down time I look up hashtags under makeup artists or makeup of the day or beauty blogger and just see what everybody’s doing, and I’ll go out there and like as many photos as I can of people that I feel are inspiring to me, even if they only have a few followers. People really appreciate it.”

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    One follower of hers sent her a DM saying she’s an up and coming makeup artist, and had recently started her Instagram. The fact that Dr. Mir liked one of her photos gave her the self confidence to keep posting because she really felt like her work wasn’t good enough, and she felt insecure about posting. “I just happened to see one her photos, I liked the makeup that she did and I liked it and she felt so happy about it that she actually reached out to me. And do you know how happy that made me feel that I was able to do that for somebody else.”

    What’s next for Dr. Mir?

    Her YouTube channel is called GlamMir, and she going to be doing a lot of celebrity interviews. She also signed a podcast with CBS and it’s going to be a glamour, beauty and fashion podcast. We’ll see her on TV again as a beauty correspondent for morning shows. “Those are all awesome and I’m  very excited about that. I have been approached by reality TV to do another show and I just have to see, because I really want to keep the same dynamic I had with “The Singles Project” with it being professional and not being the other kind of reality. So if it fits into that I’ll do it.”

    We hope that works out for you, and we’ll keep an eye out for all the great things you’ll be doing in the near future.

    Keep up with Dr. Tabasum Mir;

    Link to full article HERE

     

  • what everyone is saying about the Bella New York Magazine #BellaWhiteParty2015

    It was a gorgeous summer saturday in Southampton as I attended the Bella New York Magazine #BellaWhiteParty2012
    Featuring #LisaVanderpump of the #RHOBH. The party was hosted by the beautiful Courtenay Cooper Hall, Editor in Chief of Bella New York Magazine.

    Everyone was so glam dressed in all white in the goreous Capri Hotel. I was amongt some familiar bravo tv personalities that I personally know as well as some I was a little starstruck to see !  In attendance were Lisa Vanderpump, Ken and Giggy,  Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Eileen Davidson.Countess Luann de Lesseps, Dorinda Medely, Jill Zarin, Susan Doneson, Liza Sandler.

    Some of the amazing sponsor that were so informative and generous in their products were:

    purseN, Lelo , peter coppola hair,  fake bake usa ,  amongst many other. such as madame paulette, it Cosmetics , Make Up Factory.

    I want to give a special thank you to Hot Miami Styles for my white vegan Leather dress

    PS they were filming for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills so don’t be surprised if you see Bella Magazine  on Bravo next season

    xo

    Dr Mir

  • Ranbeeri Denim Launch party with Ali Lohan and Dina Lohan

    Ali Lohan took centre-stage as she hosted the Ranbeeri Denim Launch Party – a brand she also models for –

    It was a gorgeous rooftop event @jameshotels in NYC . It was a super glam event with gorgeous people and a breathtaking view of the sun setting on the Manhattan skyline ! Big thank you to Johnny Donovan from JDonovan Productions

    TV personality Dr @Tabasum Mir attends the Ranbeeri Denim Lanch Party at Jimmy At The James Hotel on August 4, 2015 in New York City. Photo cred @gettyimages @benragphoto ‪#‎ranbeeridenim‬@ranbeeri_denim ‪#‎glamMir‬ ‪#‎beautyblogger‬

    With @ArzoAnwar and Susan Doneson From Bravo TV
    A video of the red carpet action!

  • Dr Mir In Ok magazine, Radar.com and Hollywoodlife.com!

    I had the pleasure of attending fellow bravolebrity  Dorinda Medelys (RHONY) boyfriends , John Mahdessian’s 50th birthday, ion the gorgeous penthouse with wrap around terrace at 557 in NYC.

    ABOUT 557:  Located on one of the finest blocks in NYC above Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior and Fendi; 557 is the brainchild of celebrity designer Nedo Bellucci and world-renowned cleaning and restoration specialist, John Mahdessian of Madame Paulette. 

    Here are some photos from the event! and Links to Ok magazine

    Here are some photos and your can read about it here on Hollywoodlife.com

    here on Radar.com

    here on OKMagazine.

     

    Liza Sandler, John Mahdessian and Susan Doneson From bravo
    Liza Sandler, John Mahdessian and Susan Doneson From bravo
    Liza Sandle and Susan Doneson From bravo Secrets and wives, With Johnny Donovan
    Liza Sandle and Susan Doneson From bravo Secrets and wives, With Johnny Donovan From JDonovan Productions
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  • GlamMir- Dr Mir Interviews Debra Anteny from Love & Hip Hop

    #GLAMMIR Check out this great interview with Music Mogul Debra Antney @debra4mizay at www.GlamMir.com as we talk about #love #fashion #beauty #tv #Loveandhiphopatl #LHHATL

    Ms Anteny dishes on reality TV and the role of women on TV.. Her love for charities, her desire to empower women. And oh yes.. she’s in LOVE.. And we get to hear all about this man.

    I thought I was a fan before, but I walked away just absolutely in love with this woman’s spirit.
    How much she’s had to go through in her life and she remain a postive, inspirational role model and entrepreneur!

     

  • The Reasons Why I Love Venom Cosmetics – Moisturizing matte lipstick swatch and review!

     

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    If I have a platform to help women in business I will absolutely do so.  Women are such strong consumers,  and we should all help support and empower others female business owners.

    LaQuaila Davis, who is the owner and creative designer of Venom cosmetics, reached out to me on Instagram and asked if I could try out her lipsticks.

    I received the Xtreme lipsticks for review in  the colors: Lethal,  Venom and Brooklyn

    Venom and Brooklyn are the full coverage Matte Lipstick formula- Matte, full coverage, long wear, no shine
    Lethal is Super soft matte texture- creamy and highly moisturizing formula

    top- Lethal, Middle- venom, bottom- Brooklyn
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    Venom is a bright pop of pink. Very Matte texture but did  glide on easily without tugging,  and it had great staying power. the color looked so vibrant and lasted several hours before I had to reapply.  (without eating)

    Venom- True Matte

    Brooklyn is a  matte texture, It was a not quite red, not quite plum not quite brown. I love this color because its perfect as a color you can wear to work and out after without being too dark or too bright. A classic color that I can feel great wearing  without feeling like its overwhelming on my face. (not that I am ever one to be scared of color)

    Brooklyn and Venom are both great  full coverage long wearing matte lipsticks. They wore for hours had a familiar drier matte texture. These really reminded me of the formula of the MAC Matte lipsticks.

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    Lethal is a new color,  and a newer formula called soft matte, which is  a highly moisturizing creamy matte.  This color went on like butter. It was opaque full coverage,  vibrant with a sheen to it. Its colorful, but so flattering ! I would describe it as a wearable, warm coral/orange.

    The formula on lethal felt more like a moisturizing creamy lipstick with intense color payoff. It was really hydrating and comfortable on my lips.   I didn’t feel anything traditionally “matte” about this formula. I actually blotted my lips after I put this on to remove some of the shine and creaminess. I personally LOVE dry matte colors, However sooo many people hate how drying matte lipstick can feel. If you are someone who wants a more moisturizing matte, check out Venom Cosmetics Super soft matte texture lipsticks. This color is amazing and was my favorite!

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    Diagnosis:

    • All three shade have super high color payoff and glide on without feeling dry, or pulling at my lips.
    • Brooklyn and Venom are Matte, Full coverage and No shine- they wore the longest and are the truest matte formula.  Similar to MAC Cosmetics Mattes lipsticks in texture and wear
    • Lethal- was the super soft creamy matte- It felt like butter going on and was more creamy and had more shine. Its great for people who hate traditional matte but want a lipstick that can wear longer than cream lipsticks. This color feels amazing on the lips. It wore well, just not a long as the traditional matte colors.

    Summary!
    A+

    I’m really impressed by what LaQuaila has created at Venom Cosmetics

    Keep an eye out on their site as they are releasing a fall seasonal collection with more matte colors!

    Each lipstick costs $16.99 and is available at www.Venom-cosmetics.com

     

     

     

     

  • Rich International – Argan Color Hair Care Collection

    The Kind People at @richhaircare send me their collection of Argan color protections hair care products.
    I had a chance to used 4 product that I felt would be great for my hair type. whats my hair type ?
    I have thick course hair. Its wavy in the back and curly around the hair line. It also gets really dry and frizzy in the summer or with any humidity. I heat style so I need extra protection on the ends.

     

    So I decided to try the following products:

    pure luxury argan Mask

    ARGAN COLOUR PROTECT THERAPY MASK6.75 FL.OZ. $14.99

    I tried the Nourishing Mask  because I really wanted a deep conditioner especially on my end that wold really help moisturize.
    this one did NOT disappoint. It was rich and creamy. I could feel the mask coat my hair and moisturize. Detangling was a breeze and I could feel it working on my wet hair.

    lightweight Argan oil
    lightweight Argan oil

    REJUVENATING ARGAN OIL ELIXIR2.3 FL.OZ. $18.99

    website says: This beautiful, lightweight Argan oil absorbs quickly into the hair shaft without leaving any greasy residue. Hair is instantly softer, healthier and radiates shine from root-to-tip!
    I have used hundreds of silicone based serums on my hair and dozens of argan based ones.  My favorite all time is the Shu Uemura Essence Absolue.  This one however is defn very high quality and I loved how it felt going on and how it absorbed into the hair, did not feel sticky or greasy. I am loving the result when I mixed it with the curl enhancing cream. Could this be my next HG hair product??

     

    curl enhancing cream

    ARGAN CURL ENHANCING CREAM4.05 FL.OZ. $17.99

  • Dr Mir Featured in Huffington Post- Beauty @ style on “What The Heck Is Micellar Water, And Should You Use It?”

    Huffington Post reached out to me to ask about Micellar water.

    If you dont know what micellar water is.. you should
    Micellar water is a “new” way to wash the makeup off your face without using water or rinsing!
    It can remove an entire face of makeup without leaving oil behind,  like most makeup cleansers do.
    But this new method actually has been around for centuries.

    I explain to the @huffingtonpost @huffpostbeauty what it is, what it does, why its becoming a staple in every make up artist bag. and IF you should use it also !

    CLICK HERE for full article
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  • Glamour.com Dr Mir tells you how to deal with oily eyelids!!

    When Glamour Magazines  Beauty writer sat down with us she wanted to know one thing?? What can you do to help with  oily eyelids in the Heat and humidity of summer?  Well I had just the answer! Read my advice below including some of my favorite products to combat the oily skin from @cleanandclear and @toofaced cosmetics

    Full article HERE

     

    Here’s what Dr. Tabasum Mir had to say on the topic.Read the full article here—> read the article HERE

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    Why You’re Still Getting Razor Burn- MY article on Glamour.com

    Read the entire article here !

     

    Check out my interview in glamour magazines lipstick.com about why you are probably still getting razor burn or irritated skin when you shave. Some of my favorite products are @skintimate and@lushcosmetics The full article is on the link

    Read article here !