I’m a recent “friend” of IT Cosmetics, and while I’ve had the opportunity to use many great tools in my time, the quality of this brand’s brushes is simply jaw dropping. [Read more...]
Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope your day is filled with lots of love, sweet treats, and maybe a perfume bottle or two.
Still on the hunt for a great gift? Don’t forget my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide! The photo above reminded me of my own lipstick “heart look”. I used Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense lipstick for this fun look. First, I applied 47 all over, and then drew a chunky heart on the inner lip with 9. I used 46 to line the heart shape, to make it stand out. Up close, the heart is obvious, but from a distance this little design made the lips look extra pouty!
Perfect skin is as in as ever. New for Spring is the NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder, available in either a pressed or loose powder format, depending on your pleasure! At first glance, NARS powder would appear to simply be a translucent mattifying powder. Not so! This pressed powder leaves skin looking positively radiant, as if it is lit from within by moonlight. [Read more...]
I wish a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013 for us all!
Hello readers! I’m taking the day off to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Head back tomorrow for some advice on post-holiday gifts you can buy for YOU!
The term “powder my nose” is mostly a euphemism, but the MAC All For Glamour Touch Up Kit might actually get you powdering your nose again! Perfect skin is IN more than ever. Does anyone actually have flawless skin without assistance? [Read more...]
One “resolution” I have every year is to travel more often. I think this is perhaps a common desire, as the holiday collections of many cosmetic companies include mini versions of their pro-quality brushes. I do my best to point readers in the direction of one “ultimate” travel-sized makeup brush set each year. My pick for Holiday 2012: the Laura Mercier Deluxe Travel Brush Collection. [Read more...]
I’ve never been a big fan of EATING figs, but when this Laura Mercier Signature Candle in “Fresh Fig” is lit in my home, the scent makes me smile all day!
The style of this 7.5 oz, dark brown glass votive is minimalist, and would work with virtually any décor. I’ve perched my sample on a console table in my entryway, to ensure that every guest in my home is greeted with this warm, festive scent. While the candle is unobtrusive in appearance, it is amazingly fragrant, and adds a touch of sweet holiday comfort to many rooms despite the fact that I only own one! [Read more...]
Launched during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but now available online, the MAC Illustrated collection contains the most eye-catching makeup bags you’ll ever set eyes upon! Featuring work by Julie Verhoeven, Francois Berthoud, and Nikki Farquahrson, these little bags are great for containing your essentials, and for making a statement! Click through to see more images of these gorgeous little makeup bags. [Read more...]
It’s rare for me to stray from the topic of beauty on this blog, but you know I love a good deal… so it’s time to mix things up a bit! Today’s post is a jewelry review! Allow me to introduce you to Blue Nile’s Twist Dangle Earrings, in 14k Yellow Gold! [Read more...]