Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Kudos to my favorite funny man, comedic genius Will Ferrell for these limited edition hilarious sunscreens! He's endorsing the charity Cancer for College which provides college scholarships for cancer survivors. These lightweight SPF 30's come in two versions as shown above. They make a hysterical gift and might make the young ones more apt to actually apply sun protection. We've seen our share of clients with skin cancer at La Papillon- some as young as 28, so we know sadly that this preventable form of cancer is no laughing matter. So support a great cause & have a laugh while at it! $14 at FredFlare
Peace. Love. SPF. M
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
But brow shaping is just that. Grooming and enhancing what you already have. When new clients come in with pictures of Eva Mendes' or Sandra Bullock's brows for how they want their brows to look, I show them pictures of Elle MacPherson's legs and admit those are the ones that I want. A true technician realizes that you have to work with what God gave you, however a true artist will have the technique and experience to make a real difference in your face- trust us!
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Cups rimmed with crushed graham crackers awaited our Key Lime Pie Matini's for our guests(recipe posted last week.) Behind them were our goodie bags which held deluxe samples of True Mineral Mist, Jan Marini SPF 30 and Twist & Pout SPF 20 lip balm (all great summer skin savers!)
Here's Leslie, True Minerals' regional make-up artist, getting ready to beautify our attendees after they had finished being pampered with their Mango Peels & Key Lime Pie Masks!
Friday, July 24, 2009
I see make-up as candy without calories. Truly, it gives me the same sugar rush as if I had eaten a pound of Twizzlers! I am quite picky about what we carry at the boutique, some call me a Goldie Locks. I'm fine with that. I know that if I'm picky & I love it, that I have the utmost confidence that my beauties will love it! We've had the True Mineral Foundations at the spa for almost a year now. Any esthetician will tell you mineral make-up is the best for your skin- it helps heal & protect the skin. I tried out so many brands when looking for a line to carry at the spa & fell in love with True Cosmetics.
Besides the foundations coming in a convenient pressed version, they're also infused with Idebenone- an amazing anti-oxidant that helps fight fine lines, wrinkles & dark spots. So when I tried their shadows, I was thrilled that they too met my high expectations! They feel like heaven and blend like a dream! I seriously did my happy dance when unpacking the shipment when it arrived at the boutique. My favorite look is the Lotus shadow(soft shimmery nude) all over the lid with Jasper shadow(beautiful medium shimmer brown) in the crease then lined with the Obsidian Shadow Liner(jet black)- such a classic look. Stay tuned for the eye products to be loaded onto PeaceLoveLipgloss and for pictures from our launch party!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Amidst the cries and the diaper changes, I coped with focusing on accessorizing! Isn't this cupcake mobile fab-u-lous?! I do worry that it will foster an early addicition to carbs though!
Restoration Hardware has the most adorable website with fabulous furniture and gifts. How chic is this yoga inspired onesie? As always the monogram steps it up a notch!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Packed in this tiny( 3 1/4" x 1 3/4") silver bag is everything a girl could possibly need: Hairspray, Clear Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover, Emery Board, Lip Balm, Earring Backs, Clear Elastics, Sewing Kit, Double-Sided Tape, Stain Remover, Deodorant Towelette, Pain Reliever, Tampon, Breath Freshener, Dental Floss, and Adhesive Bandages! I of course had to have them at the boutique! Besides being perfect for brides & bridesmaids, it's just plain smart to keep one in your handbag, car and suitcase so you'll never be caught unprepared. At only $11.95- it's the perfect stocking stuffer, too!
Peace. Love. Prepared. M
Friday, July 17, 2009
2 oz vanilla vodka
2 1/2 oz pineapple juice
1/2 oz lime cordial
crushed graham crackers for rimming
2. Pour the vodka, triple sec, pineapple juice and lime cordial into a cocktail shaker with ice.
3. Squeeze the juice from the lime into the shaker.
4. Shake well.
5. Strain into the cocktail glass.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I wasn't disappointed either- this was New Beauty's biggest shipment to date including a generously sized trio of acne products from Sensiclear. Other goodies that were included were from Babor, Bioelements, True Cosmetics, Supersmile, Youngblood Minerals, Colorescience, Cosmedicine & Kerstin Florian! I was a giddy girl & all for the bargain price of $29.95 + s&h! Even if you don't use all of the samples, they make great stocking stuffers. Also for the true make-up junkie, this would also be a great gift that would come 4 times a year! Love it!
Peace. Love. Samples Galore!M
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Voila! This is what I love about my job- instant gratification! Immediately my client's eye looks lifted & groomed. I always say that a good brow wax can take 10 years off the look of your age!
Here's the proof!
Peace. Love. Brow Whisperer. M
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
All of the girls wanted a look that was natural & glowing. I thought they all looked radiant- if I do say so myself!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Peace. Love. Pink Lipgloss. M
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
So yes the majority of my weekend was spent in the maternity ward, but no complaints here! I was cracking up since my brother-in-law, M, whips out rubber gloves whenever diaper changing is involved! Hey at least he changes them!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Vodka to taste or
Sub out Sparkling Water for Champagne!
Peace. Love. Cheers! M
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
2 oz of Clear Premium Tequila (count 1, 2 while you pour, no need for measuring)
Tiny splash of Orange Liquor
Juice of 4 Fresh Lime Wedges