Beauty Beat on The Moll Anderson Show on SiriusXM: Beauty Gifts for Dad? You betcha!!

Uh-oh. You forgot Father’s Day. Or maybe Dad was out of town. Or maybe you just want some ideas on what to get Dad for his birthday, Christmas, Hannukah or next Father’s Day.

Well, you’re in luck! On this week’s edition of Beauty Beat with Dawn McCoy on The Moll Anderson Show on SiriusXM?

Beauty Gifts for Dad? You Betcha!!

Beauty Beat_ Father’s Day Gift Guide

(Click on the above link to listen!)


Featuring the Dad-friendly beauty & skincare gifts of Jack Black Skincare, The Art of Shaving, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s and Amazon!

Beauty for Dad? You betcha!!!


And be sure to catch my Beauty Beat on The Moll Anderson Show every Saturday at 2pm EST/5pm PST on SiriusXM Channel 246! Moll’s show is full of life & romance tips that we all can use!




BF Asks: What did you get Dad for Father’s Day? 

High-Low 6/30/14: Bye, Bye Boys

As is the case in all of our lives, sometimes the high is the low and the low is the high.

That’s the case with this week’s High-Low.

As I’ve mentioned before, I live in this magical neighborhood called Wilshire Vista, which is  a flashback of the past. All of my neighbors and I say “Good Morning” every morning, take the dogs on walks around the block every day, borrow sugar from one another, walk to the french bakery and share a cup of coffee, take care of each other’s kids and pets, pop a beer on the front porch or a glass of wine in the backyard and whoop it up at one another’s parties.

But it’s much more than that. This neighborhood has become my family, here in Los Angeles. I am told that this is a rarity. So when some members of our tribe move away, it is a deep loss that is felt at our core.

This week, we said goodbye to one of our favorite families – the Bowers-Disney clan.

The Bowers-Disney family at my past birthday party

This family of four taught me so much that I never even knew I needed to learn. I met Robert on a walk one day when my 5-lb Maltese pup, Miss Ellie, took a shine to his huge brute of a dog (with a mushy heart of gold) named Bubba. A friendship was born between us and little did I know that their lives were about to majorly change.

Within the year, sweet Bubba passed away, Robert and his longtime love, Joe fostered two adorable little boys named Elijah and Theodore and then got married on the same day that they adopted those two little boys. The picture of seeing these 2 men and 2 boys become an instant family in one day was one of the most powerful things I have ever seen in my life.

They are such a beautiful, kind, creative and fun family and the whole neighborhood was inspired by them. I know I certainly was. From them, I learned that families can be formed in a million different ways and that love is the common ingredient in every enviable family.

This past weekend, they moved to Washington D.C. to start a new chapter together. And boy, will those boys be missed. But as they start that new chapter, I hope they will remember this slew of characters from their chapter here in Wilshire Vista, who will think of them with love and blessings every time we walk past their house.

I miss y’all already.


*Afterthought: Later, they told me that long before they adopted the boys, they had had a piece of art hanging in their living room that they were never able to let go of – even though they thought many times that they should as it wasn’t quite their decor. It was a painting of two men holding hands with two little boys. The power of this piece of art hit them after that day when they became a family. It’s as if it was always meant to be. Needless to say, they never gave away that painting.




BF Asks: What’s your neighborhood like? 

Fathers Day Gift Guide: Meet Jack Black – the Men’s Skincare Superhero

Men are notoriously shy about buying themselves skincare products.

They don’t want to appear vain or too concerned about how they’re lookin’.

They like to appear like they don’t care.

Guess what?
They do.

So, BeautyFrosting is here to suggest the Perfect Products for your Pop this Father’s Day.

If you want your guy to be happy in the skin he’s in, introduce him to his newest partner in anti-aging: Jack Black. No, not the actor. The skin-saving superhero!

Simple, straightforward skincare that even the manliest man can’t resist.

A few of my favorite products (yes, I’ve tried them myself):

DIY Power Peel Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads ($38 for 40 pads) 

DIY Power Peel Pads

A powerful-potency formula that gives Dad results similar to a professional strength peel with less irritation and down time. In one easy step, it instantly but gently exfoliates the skin, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, increases firmness and lightens dark spots.

Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 with Natural Mint & Shea Butter ($7.50)

This emollient balm soothes and relieves dry, chapped, irritated lips. Unlike waxy sticks, it penetrates quickly to provide instant relief. Offers broad-spectrum sun protection with an SPF of 25; also guards against windburn and temperature extremes. Contains natural mint to help freshen breath.

Best Lip Balm with SPF in Natural Mint

Protein Booster Eye Rescue with Peptides, Antioxidants & Organic Omega-3 ($40)

Protein Booster Eye Rescue successfully combats fine lines, wrinkles, and helps minimize puffiness and dark circles. The magical ingredient here? Powerful Peptides.

Protein Booster Eye Serum

Want to get him started on a skincare regimen? Pick one of these powerful little sets. There’s one for your favorite guy no matter what your budget!

For $25, get Dad this PureScience Jet Set Traveler with 3 Jack Black skin essentials. Perfect for a dashing dad on the go!

Jack Black Jet Set Traveler $25

For the skincare newbie who needs to be eased into taking care of his skin, the Jack Black Core Collection is essential:

Jack Black Core Collection ($52) includes their best-selling cleanser, Beard Lube and spf 20 moisturizer

To gracefully and concisely ease your hero into an anti-aging regimen, The Defensive Line Anti-Aging Triple Play is the way!

The Defensive Line Anti-Aging Triple Play features the Protein Booster skin serum, the Protein Booster Eye Rescue and the DIY Power Peel pads ($100)


For the Daddy of all skincare saints, the Jack Black Super Set will have him commit to a lifetime commitment to healthy skin:

Jack Black Super Set includes 15 full-size products that will leave your hero armed with an arsenal of superhero skincare ($250)

For more gift ideas for your superhero, visit Jack Black at

Happy Father’s Day to all of you fabulous fathers (and superheroes) out there!



BF QOD: Moment with Marilyn Monroe #1


"I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes. I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." (Marilyn Monroe)

May it serve as a reminder to us all.

Whether we need to be open to someone kind, get rid of someone unkind or just be a little more forgiving of ourselves: yes, yes and yes.




BF Asks:  Can you relate to the magical words of Marilyn Monroe?