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Julie Spira, bestselling author and online dating expert has been nominated as a finalist in the Readers’ Choice Awards on

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA – After several weeks of voting, has announced the finalists for Best Dating Blog in their 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards.

For the second year in a row, Cyber-Dating Expert, the online dating advice site created by Julie Spira, has been named a finalist in the category of Best Dating Blog.

Spira, an early adopter of online dating has been helping singles with their dating profiles for over 15 years. She’s the bestselling author of “The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online” and has appeared on numerous TV and Radio shows with her online dating advice.

“It’s a great honor to be nominated again by singles who are fans of,” said Spira. “I’m passionate about helping both men and women find love online, feature a variety of dating sites, and coach singles on how to create an irresistible online dating profile.”

As an online dating expert, Spira has been featured in/on ABC, BBC, Boston Globe, CBS, CNET, E! Elle magazine, FOX News, iVillage, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Men’s Health, NBC, New York Times, Redbook, WIRED, and Woman’s Day. Her dating advice has appeared on eHarmony, GenConnect, JDate,, Your Tango, and social dating site Zoosk.

“Julie Spira is a bit of a Renaissance woman when it comes to dating,” said’s Dating Expert, Bonny Albo. “She’s an author, blogger, radio personality, and dating coach. Spira is the only second-time nominee on the best-of dating blog list.”

In addition to, Spira blogs about the marriage of love and technology on Huffington Post. She is an expert on latest mobile dating apps.

Final voting for the Best Dating Blog is now taking place and continues through Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The winners, as determined by user votes, will be announced on Friday, March 30, 2012.

About Julie Spira

Julie Spira was an early adopter of the Internet and created her first online dating profile in 1994. She’s a regular-featured dating expert in the media and coaches singles on the dating scene.


Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis Glam Real Mothers at New York Fashion Week

Supermom’s Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Director of Fashion at Lincoln Center partnered with The Moms; Mom-entum, Big Fuel and Getting Gorgeous, for “Strut: The Fashionable Mom Show”.

New York, NY – Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis was very excited about being a part of the glam squad that was brought in for STRUT Mom’s 1st Annual Fashion Show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. Gomez-Duplessis laughs saying it was such a fun change of pace to do makeup on real women who are mothers versus the traditional young models who are her daughter’s age. The moms that Gomez-Duplessis got a chance to work with were professional career women, popular female bloggers, and soon to be moms. The fashion show was hosted by Supermodel and cosmetics owner Iman, who is also a mother of two. Gomez-Duplessis is also a mother of 2 teens and so she understands how hard it is to parent kids with a busy schedule as she travels a lot with her work. Gomez-Duplessis said her support system is her husband and SKYPE and writing on her blog; Inside The Life Of A Makeup Artist plays a big role when on the road with her family.

Backstage Gomez-Duplessis was one of 10 makeup artists that gave these fashionable moms each flawless individual looks. Gomez-Duplessis said her makeup area consisted of a full table of makeup goodies. Key items that all moms need for a full proof makeup look is what I packed my makeup kit with. One of my favorite items is Maya Water Facial Mist to hydrate and rejuvenate my overwhelmed moms. Gomez-Duplessis wanted her moms to not look like they look everyday, so gave them a glamxurious look to play up the moment. Gomez-Duplessis says moms need makeup items that are quick but will last all day so she selected L’OREAL Paris HIP Cream eyeliners, L’OREAL Paris Waterproof Voluminious mascara, and L’OREAL Paris Infallible 8hr leGloss. But an absolute must have that all moms need is concealer, so I selected one of my top concealers from ALCONE.

There were so many amazing highlights from STRUT: The Fashionable Mom Fashion Show but my favorite was getting to bond backstage with the gorgeous Iman who on this day wanted to not be a supermodel but a supermom.

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New York and part time in New Orleans. This L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Ava DuVernay, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Reshma Shetty to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, to name a few. Brandy recently worked Donna Karan, DKNY, Keva J, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, Project Runway, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, L’OREAL Paris, International Latino Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.