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This make-up artist and esthetician has a (bordering on unhealthy) addiction to all things beauty! No amount of eyeshadows or cream liners will ever be enough! I go giddy for all things girly. Lipgloss might not be able to heal the world, but it can lift a gal's spirits!

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Best of Baltimore

The entire La Papillon Beauty Team recently got glammed up in our LBD's & Fleur de Lis necklaces for a night out to celebrate our Best of Baltimore Best Day Spa win! Be sure to check out our Facebook page for all the Beauty Team shots- I was like a proud momma!
Baltimore Magazine throws a Best of Baltimore Party to honor the winners from the issue & to raise money for the amazing charity The Family Tree. It was a great night full of great ladies! Here I am with one of our gorgeous clients, A!
Here I am with Bailey's "stepmom" Brennan who owns Baltimore Dog. She is beautiful on the inside & out. With my crazy schedule at the spa, I don't know what my dog or myself would do without her!
Our Glam Diva of Dermatology, Noelle Sherber joined us in celebrating our win since she's part of our Beauty Team.
Here I am with fabulous stylist Stephanie Bradshaw of Bradshaw Styling. If you're one of our local beauties, make sure to mark your calender for September 22nd! Stephanie will be my co host for our Fall Fashion Fete at La Papillon.
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Files from the Brow Whisperer

This busy mom of four (!) young boys was referred to yours truly by another one of my regulars. Finding time for what sometimes is considered frivolous when you are a busy mom isn't always easy, but her brother's impending nuptials were the perfect excuse to schedule a grooming appointment for herself!
With a quick couple of swipes of wax her untamed brows were shaped, gorgeous & accenting her exquisite turquoise eyes. We both agreed it perked up her face & made her look more rested- which with her sons ranging from ages 8 to 4 months, we both knew she wasn't!
Peace. Love. Brow Whisperer. M

Monday, August 23, 2010

All Things Girly Glam

It's Partner in Crime's birthday today! She has been a truly amazing friend & mentor to me, so it was my pleasure to help her husband plan a small get together to celebrate. Partner in Crime is about all things sparkly, girly & pink- which would not be a straight man's forte anyway-ha ha!
We had the party at the Tiki Bar at the Inner Harbor- so we were limited on space as to decorating. I went for a simple candy bar type theme that was very girly glam to say the least. Pink princess lollipops, my adored (if I do say so myself!) Bon Bons, rock candy, ring pops & mike n' ikes were just some of the confections. Personalized cups & napkins added an intimate touch(of course I blocked the age girleens- I'm a good friend!)
It was a night of great friends, food & drink. One of my life long best friends is in town this week & was a life saver in terms of helping me set up! It was a gorgeous night, but over 90% while we were setting up- so we were melting as was the food! Thank the Lord for frozen margaritas to cool us down while we were catching up!

Here is the beginning set up before cupcakes, cheese & veggie platters were added. I was limited to containers, as glass wasn't permitted on the deck. I did sneak in an adorable hand painted birthday wine glass for the guest of honor & luckily I found some cute ice cream containers, plastic vases & lucite cake plates to make it more upscale. The splash of leopard was another tribute to the birthday girl!
Vanilla cupcakes with sweet buttercream icing from Charm City Cupcakes added another feminine & frilly facet to the finishing touches. It was such a great night & I wish her a very Happy Birthday!
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Going for Broke in NYC

There's nothing like holiday buying when it's still 90 degrees outside! But this is the time of year when retailers like moi head to market to do just that! So while it was sweltering outside- I was sniffing gorgeous holiday scents for the winter season. These candles were divine- especially Frost, a cool soft almost buttermint fragrance. They're made by the same vendor who makes our best selling Volcano candle, so of course we had to have them.
Accessories make my heart go pitter patter, no matter what time of year. I fell in love with a new vendor at market whose earrings were intricate, yet classic & most importantly comfortable to wear! I'm counting down the days til these arrive!
Big bold accessories will be huge this fall & winter- as I always say go big or go home! Messy chain necklaces & bracelets are right on trend.
Here is that same turquoise bracelet in clear crystal on the wrist. All of the different textures & chains make it so interesting- it really is a signature piece. September is the month where all of our new loot starts arriving at the boutique & online store on a daily basis. I love all the packages- it's like our UPS man is Santa Claus for one brief moment, that is before I get the credit card bill!
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Files from the Brow Whisperer

While some of my clients are getting ready to leave for college at the end of the summer, this student client of mine just got back from summering in Wyoming. Random plucking had wrecked havoc on the shape I had lovingly created before she left.


First up? A much needed trim to give the brows a more groomed feel. My client is rather young & petite so her original brow shape somewhat overpowers her delicate features. I softened them & left her with clear instructions not to pluck! As you can see- she had tweezed the "tail" end of her brow off. With some coaxing, I will whip her brows back into shape, they're already on their way!
Peace. Love. Brow Whisperer. M

Monday, August 16, 2010

Our Dermatologist Debut!

Our Dermatologist Dr. Noelle Sherber made her debut at the spa last week starting with a Meet & Greet Event featuring a discussion on ways to turn back the hands of time.
We had a great turnout for the lecture & clients of all age groups were interested in listening to the wealth of anti-aging information Noelle presented.
Our beauties then feasted on an assortment of yummy nibbles including veggies, cheeses, shrimp & avocado salsa as well as chocolate mousse on disks of white chocolate & champagne cupcakes topped with sweet champagne buttercream icing that yours truly whipped up from this recipe. That icing was delish- I must admit I fell off the clean eating wagon & right into several spoonfuls of that stuff!
Noelle & I were exhausted, so we headed home to get some much needed beauty sleep before the next day's Injectables Event. The night was such fun & a great start to our dermatology feature at the spa. The La Papillon Beauty Team just keeps getting better!
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The La Papillon Beauty Team


I'm so excited to present to you the newest addition to the La Papillon Beauty Team! Girleens, meet dermatologist Dr. Noelle Sherber. Noelle attended Harvard University for undergrad, then attended John's Hopkins Medical School. Before going into private practice she also completed fellowships at Columbia & Johns Hopkins- in another words, she's no dummy.

A fun fact about Noelle? She has a photographic memory! That means our clients literally have a library of knowledge at their fingertips. Last night we had our first Meet & Greet for clients to meet Noelle, with a great turn out. She gave an amazing lecture on the latest advances in anti-aging technology. Of course there was bubbles, champagne cupcakes & samples galore- you know I had to glam up everything! I'll post pics next week of the event.


Having her join La Papillon means that today will begin the first of monthly injectable events that will be held at the spa. In addition she will be able to highly customize anti-aging or anti-acne protocols for our clients for enhanced results. We want to welcome her & are thrilled to have her expertise available to our clients.


And now to what I'm sure you beauties have been waiting for...The winners from last week's Peace. Love. Perks Giveaway! Please email me at browwhisperer@gmail.com with your addresses & hopefully they'll go out Friday. They'll be going out snail mail since there are so many of you so please allow 2 weeks for their arrival.

Sue Devitt Shadow Quad: Kristen G
Mally Shape, Shimmer & Glow: MCW
Anastasia Brow Kit: Bronco Mom
Stila Lip Glazes: Scientific Housewife
Stila Bronzer Duo: Jennifer
Benefit Bestselling Mini's: Ria
Pixi Lipgloss: CT Cupcake
Whish Body Trio: Ashton
Mily Solid Perfume: Nelsby
Clementine Solid perfume:Ella
Paul & Joe Handcream:Emily
Earrings: Gouldylox
Somer 360 Towelettes: xoxAllison
Marini Lash :Mim
Paul & Joe Shadow Trio: Victoria

Congrats Gorgeous Gals!

Peace. love. Lipgloss.M

Monday, August 9, 2010

Lovely Lilith

Last week Movie Girl & I went to Lilith Fair. Despite the nearly 100 degree weather, it was pretty much a religious experience for me. I have adored Sarah McLachlan for almost 15 years now. Ask any of the girls at the spa, I play her so often(what can I say I do a mean facial to her music!) the girls have probably had their fill.

The neatest part of the festival was that Sarah popped onstage to sing back up for every act that was in the tour! No pretense whatsoever & it made the experience that much more intimate when she sang for her back up singer, Butterfly Boucher in the small tent.

Here are the Courtyard Hounds with Sarah (2/3's of the Dixie Chicks sans Natalie.) Such talented women that can play so many instruments! Funniest quote of the night was from them, "When we were the Dixie Chicks we stayed at the Ritz, as the Courtyard Hounds we have to stay at Motel 6!"
Here's Sarah Barielles to the left with the Courtyard Hounds- I heart her! If you haven't checked out her music, you should! Missy Higgins is to the far right.

Indigo Girls- what else does one say? They absolutely rocked it out!

The grand finale was so special, every act came up on stage to jam out.
Absolutely no ego, just incredible voices sharing their love of music.
I had to share this photo since it's so funny! There was a photo booth where you could pop in front of several different digital screens. In honor of the concert, we chose this one- but because of Movie Girl's aqua shirt she turned into torso-less woman!

The highlight of the day & possibly one of the highlights of my life was the chance to meet Sarah in person! So kind, so genuine- she just radiates beauty & kindness. I was honored to be a part of that day!
Peace. Love. Lilith. M

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Grand Finale of Giveaway Week!

Da Dun Dah Dahhhhh! The grand finale is here girleens! This week has flown by, just like the past two years! Thank the Lord I'm not aging one bit - ha ha! I will do my best to get winners picked & posted early next week. Then the sooner I can get everyone's information, the sooner I will get their treats packed up & sent on their merry way! I want to thank all of my girls out there for reading this little blog of mine on a regular basis. New features will continue to be added as it grows, including Ask The Derm Day- where reader's questions will be answered by the newest addition to La Papillon's Beauty Team, Dermatologist Dr. Noelle Sherber. As always fan faves like Files from the Brow Whisperer will remain! So in true grand finale fashion- I saved the best for last! I picked products from our best selling lines at the boutique so there's something for everyone! Hopefully you feel that my blog is a little gem, so I had to give away something with a little sparkle! These delicate floral studs(above) are simple, beautiful & timeless.


To help you stretch your summer glow for as long as possible, I'm giving away our best selling sunless tanner towelette. Kate Somerville's Somer 360 towelettes are so easy to use- they dry in under 2 minutes(so you can get dressed in a snap!), give amazing color in just one use, can be used on the face & even have antioxidants in the formula!



You gals ask me all the time what I do with my lashes & besides some great mascara tricks, I've been using Marini Lash for years now as an eyelash conditioner! Now a two month supply is up for grabs! Be consistent with using it & you'll see results.

I know it's hard to believe as we're melting in this heat, but Fall is only a month away! This trio allows you to create beautiful bronzed looks for summer, but will take you right in to autumn with the deepest rust shade. The collection is limited edition & the artwork on the compact itself is exquisite, as well!

So by now you should know the drill, but here are all the ways you can be entered in the drawing- contests from earlier in the week are still open, too! The contest will close Sunday at 5PM) Please be a doll & tally your totals for moi!

1. Comment on your best make-up tip or trick
2. Follow the blog {2 entries}

3. Subscribe to my blog {2 entries}

4. Follow me on Facebook {1 entry}

5. Follow the spa on Facebook {1 entry}

6. Follow me on Twitter {1 entry}

7. Follow the spa on Twitter {1 entry}

8.Tweet about our giveaway {4 entries}

9. Blog about my giveaway {3 entries}

10. Grab the giveaway button {6 entries}

I wish I could give something to each & everyone of you gorgeous gals, at least with so much up for grabs- everyone will have a good chance! xo.
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Day 4 of my Blogaversary Celebration!

We're only one day away from the grand finale of Glambassador Giveaway Week! Today's celebratory loot that is up for grabs is all about pampering the body! We love Paul & Joe's hand cream- it's delicate retro inspired tin is the perfect size to keep in your hand bag.
Another great option for portable touch ups, are these Melissa Flagg solid perfumes. Mily features notes of Hawaiian plumeria & pikake, while my beloved & best selling Clementine bursts with fresh orange blossom.
Our customers can't get enough of our Pomegranate Whish body products- they smell good enough to eat & being all natural- you probably can! This great trio contains their best selling body butter, body wash & shave cream to help your skin glow! So here are the ways you can enter to win these goodies {you don’t have to leave a separate comment if something is worth more than 1 entry, please tally for moi!}:
1. Comment on your favorite go to hair accessory
2. Become a Follower of my blog {2 entries}
3. Subscribe to my blog {2 entries}
4. Follow me on Facebook {1 entry}
5. Follow the spa on Facebook {1 entry}
6. Follow me on Twitter {1 entry}
7. Follow the spa on Twitter {1 entry}
8.Tweet about our giveaway {2 entries}
9. Blog about my giveaway {3 entries}
10. Grab the giveaway button {6 entries}
Please spread the word about Peace. Love Lipgloss.
Glossy Kisses, M

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Day 3 of my Blogaversary Celebration!

It's Day 3 of my week long beauty bonanza! How time flies, just like the 2 years I've been blogging. In honor of day 3, there are 3 prizes up for grabs!
To take that summer glow into fall & winter, I'm giving away this Stila bronzer duo. The compacts are huge, so they should last until next summer- unless you're Snooki!

This mini collection of Benefit's bestsellers offer the perfect size to take with you on a beach getaway- Labor Day perhaps. 'That Gal' is a great lightweight primer & Posie Tint gives a gorgeous natural flush that stays put in hot weather.

This Pixi lipgloss collection has every color you need in one complete kit(I said need, doesn't mean you won't want more!) It's an entire wardrobe of colors! I keep this in my professional kit to be able to tone down, pump up or switch up a lip color on a model.

So girleens, here are the ways you can enter to win these fabulous prizes {you don’t have to leave a separate comment if something is worth more than 1 entry & please do tally your entries for this girl on the go!}:
1. Comment on your absolute favorite skincare product
2. Follow the blog {2 entries}
3. Subscribe to my blog {2 entries}
4. Follow me on Facebook {1 entry}
5. Follow the spa on Facebook {1 entry}
6. Follow me on Twitter {1 entry}
7. Follow the spa on Twitter {1 entry}
8.Tweet about our giveaway {2 entries}
9. Blog about my giveaway {3 entries}
10. Grab the giveaway button {6 entries}

Good luck my beauties!

Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day 2 of my Blogaversary Celebration!

Today's glamour goodies in celebration for my 2 year blog anniversary are tried & true products that I use on a daily basis!
Stila's Lip Glazes are my fool proof go to gloss ro keep in my evening bag. They offer shiny color with nice staying power. The brush applicator ensures precise application & scores bonus points for me. This set has 8 mini glazes in a full spectrum of fabulous colors!
The brow highlighter in this Mini Brow Kit from Anastasia was one of my winners in this year's glammies. I luurrvveess it! You can use it alone on the brow bone, use it as a shadow primer, use it in the inner corners of the eyes & it even can be used to lighten up your lip color or make it more creamy. It's so versatile- I keep several on hand. Of course since I'm known as the Brow Whisperer, I had to have a brow kit in my giveaway!

Here's how you can enter to win these fabulous prizes {you don’t have to leave a separate comment if something is worth more than 1 entry}:
1. Comment on your absolute must have beauty product- be specific!
2. Follow me through Google Friend Connect {5 entries}
3. Subscribe to my blog {2 entries}
4. Follow me on Facebook {1 entry}
5. Follow the spa on Facebook {1 entry}
6. Follow me on Twitter {1 entry}
7. Follow the spa on Twitter {1 entry}
8.Tweet about our giveaway {2 entries}
9. Blog about my giveaway {3 entries}
10. Grab the giveaway button {2 entries}
Good luck gorgeous gals!
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M

Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 1 of My Blogversary Celebration!

I can't believe my little beauty blog turns 2 today! Time has flown since I started this behind the scenes peek into my obsession of all things glamour. It's been a lot of hard work, but it's all about the journey- yes? Along the way through all of my social media efforts I really have met some amazing people I now can call friends. So to celebrate, I'm having a week long beauty bonanza of giveaways. I will pick all the winners over the weekend & try to get all of the loot out by the end of next week. So here are the ways you can enter to win these fabulous prizes {you don’t have to leave a separate comment if something is worth more than 1 entry, but please tally them up for this girl on the go!}:

Sue Devitt Green Isles Shadow Palette (Retail Value $37.50)



Mally Shape, Shimmer & Glow Kit - In the Pink (Retail Value $40)

So here are the ways you can enter to win these gorgeous goodies (you don’t have to leave a separate comment if something is worth more than 1 entry, but please tally them up for this girl on the go!):

1. Follow my blog {2 entries}

2. Show my Blog a little lovin with Bloglovin' {3 entries}

3. Subscribe to my blog {2 entries}

4. Follow me on Facebook {1 entry}

5. Follow the spa on Facebook {1 entry}

6. Follow me on Twitter {1 entry}

7. Follow the spa on Twitter {1 entry}

8.Tweet about the giveaway {2 entries}

9. Blog about my giveaway {3 entries}

10. Grab the giveaway button {2 entries}

11. Comment love {1 entry}

Good luck my beauties & thanks for coming along for the ride!
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M