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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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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Wedding to Remember

This past weekend was a bit of a juggling act for moi, as I was both doing the make-up and officiating at the wedding of my cousin!
Here I am with the divine wedding planner Beth Bailey of Elizabeth Bailey Weddings.
It was a gorgeous affair- the flowers were exquisite by Romantic Flowers of Baltimore!
The bride & groom wanted a very relaxed & causal lounge vibe amongst their good friends and family at their home.
The cake was stunning & delicious by Sugar Bakers of Baltimore.
This is the only picture I have so far of the bride, but she was gorgeous! We went with a very natural California "glowing sun kissed" look that was perfect for her! I'll post more when I get the photographer's shots!
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall Fashion Fete

Our Fall Fashion Fete at La Papillon was a blast! I of course, made the nibbles to reflect our fall theme! I made spice cupcakes with cream cheese icing topped with candy corns, and experimented with new Bon Bon flavors in strawberry & lemon topped with autumn colored sprinkles. Blood orange punch & champagne with mangos rounded out the offerings.

Stephanie of Bradshaw Styling was so proud of me that I actually wore a pattern that night & stepped out of my comfort zone of all black!

Our massage therapist, Lindsay was my make-up model that night. I smoked out a soft green look on her eyes prior to the lecture while I wore a smokey gray eye. She was a great sport in that I demonstrated one look on one eye & another on the other during the tutorial -which she wore for the rest of the night!
The lovely Monyka Berrocosa of MyCity4Her also popped by to show her support. It was a fabulously fun night celebrating glamour & style! What could be better?
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall Fashion Fete

Tonight's the night beauties! For one night only Stephanie Bradshaw of Bradshaw Styling & yours truly will come together & become the Glam Squad!

We'll give you tips & tricks on how to be your most gorgeous self- so don't miss it!
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bradshaw Styling

Ever step into one of your friend's homes & have instant design envy of how they can pull everything together so effortlessly? Where you think "Hmm I better step it up big time before having her over..." Well that's exactly what I thought when I stepped into stylist Stephanie Bradshaw's abode for her house warming party. It took a little pressure off when I learned she was actually a semi finalist on HGTV's Design Star!

From elegant weddings & events

to commercial & residential design...

Stephanie's talent knows no limits- she can add style to anything she touches . Luckily for all of my local beauties she will be joining me tomorrow night for our Fall Fashion Fete at La Papillon. Join us for a night of cocktails, nibbles & knowledge. Stephanie will be talking about being on trend in term of accessories heading into fall & winter, while yours truly will be giving a tutorial on easy glam holiday make-up looks. We hope to see you there!
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M

Monday, September 20, 2010

Oxfords & Oysters

Saturday's Oxfords & Oysters Event was such fun, I wish my beauties could have been there!
Lovely Ladies Jennifer(l) & Quinn(r) of Sky Blue events greeted us upon arrival.

The much anticipated VIP swag bags!

A glimpse of the loot- I think my favorite item is the crab lucite tray by Nico and Lala- it's the perfect catch all for earrings & rings. As it even says on the tag, it's "tray chic!"

I love live music, but had never seen Burnt Sienna play. I've been missing out! They were amazing & could play anything they had such great range.
Not a cloud in the sky the whole day, the weather could not have been any better!

Movie Girl & I at the event.
Our Diva of Dermatology, Dr. Noelle Sherber & I after we danced the day away! And because we're all about beautiful skin, I'm giving away an Obagi Elastiderm Eye Cream valued at $95! So leave a comment & spread the word girleens!
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M

Friday, September 17, 2010

Oxfords & Oysters

You know this girleen loves good swag. I also love a good cause & while we're at it- a good cocktail! Tomorrow I'll be at Oxfords & Oysters at Little Havanna enjoying all of those things! What can I say? Live music + open bar+ gorgeous weather= happy camper.
The event, thrown by the superbly chic Sky Blue Events, benefits the Oyster Recovery Partnership. For every $100 raised by this event 400 oysters will be reharvested back into the bay. Let's face it- our bay needs all the help it can get! Oysters aren't just good for pearls & seafood, they also purify and clean the bay.
There are a limited number of VIP tickets remaining which gets you the ultimate in swag! I already scooped mine up & word has it the retail value is close to $500(insert squeal here!)
Preppy products galore are in the gift bag- including Obagi, Vineyard Vines, True Prep, Boatman Geller & Southern Proper just to name a few. It will take a lot of will power to wait until I get home to inspect the loot! I, of course will post pictures on Monday & might even share some of my bounty if you're lucky. So if you're in the area- hope to see you there!
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Les Khakis de Chanel

For this Wednesday's Wishlish item I'm falling in love with Chanel's new autumn nail colors that Global Creative Director Peter Philips came up with. Dare I say he nailed it with these shades? (l)Khaki Brun (m)Khaki Vert (r)Khaki Rose- the polishes just came out, which means before you blink these sure to be cult colors will be gone!

Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M

Monday, September 13, 2010

Make-Up Must Have Monday

I mean come on, is this not the most adorable lipstick you've ever seen?
Leave it to Paul & Joe Beaute to come up with this limited edition launch- dare I say they're the cat's meow! Sorry I had to go there girleens!

As with pretty much all of Paul & Joe Beaute's lipsticks- the moisturizing colors are very sheer & wearable. Top 068, Middle 067, Bottom 066. Don't be afraid of the shades in the tube or the unusual shape. You can actually use the cat ears to give lip liner like definition to the lip!

Moi wearing Clair de Lune 066

Moon Shadow 068

Over the Moon 067

These lipsticks are sold out across the country, but we just got them in at the boutique- so grab them while you can!
Peace. Love. Lipstick. M

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Crimson & Clover

The other week I popped into my favorite floral shop, Crimson & Clover for a jewelry trunk show. I swear something about that store always has me pulling out my wallet! I justify it by being creatively inspired each & every time I visit. Simple wild flowers in little tin pails were dainty, but packed a color punch on her counter.

Here I am with floral genius & owner Amy Epstein. She infuses her arrangements with creative touches like artichokes, so I can wait to take her wreath decorating class in November!

Several different vendors brought in their one of a kind wares. It took tons of restraint just to narrow my selection down to just a few pieces! I love a good girl's night out!
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Crushing on Coral Crush

So I've read a few glowing reviews of Maybelline's Coral Crush from fellow beauty bloggers & that it's hard to find... so of course it became my mission to find it & have it! I'm a smokey eye + nude glossy lip kind of girl, so I think it's important to step outside of my comfort zone every now & then.
Here is a quick swipe of the lipstick. The color is a great pick me up on days when you're feeling a little "blah."
Alas, after twenty minutes I had reverted to my old ways by blotting & topping with a soft gloss to tone it down. What can I say, this girl likes what she likes. It's a shade that's right up my mom's alley, so she benefited from my little experiment!

Peace. Love. Lipstick. M

Friday, September 3, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

Is everyone else breathing a collective sigh of relief as the holiday weekend is upon us? I actually am giving the entire beauty team off today- we all deserve a Saturday off! I can't even tell you how excited I am to actually get to catch up on my gossip magazines and blogging while watching the US Open in my pj's! I'm going to do a peel & mask & actually beautify myself a bit, instead of others for a change. Speaking of beauty, here are 2 new products I have my ahem eye on:)

Though the eye area is incredibly fragile (read stop tugging at your eyes when putting on your eye make-up girleens!) all areas of the face can benefit from mild exfoliation. This new peel from Ole Henriksen, contains a cocktail of purified soy, rice peptides and yeast protein that the company claims dramatically reduces dark circles. I am eager to put this product to the test since dark circles are one of the most difficult skin complaints to treat!

After my eyes are perfectly exfoliated, I would want to apply this new product. Though I'm somewhat concerned about her decision to date Jesse James, Kat Von D has made a great choice in adding this new primer to her line. Finally an eye base specifically made in a darker hue for smokey eye looks- hooray! What are my beauties up to over the long weekend? I hope you all get some much needed R & R!

Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M

All images courtesy of Sephora

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fall Fashion Forecast

It's the most wonderful time of the year for moi, it's almost like I'm one of Santa's Pre Season Elves! Before the madness of our holiday season- there's calm before the storm. With a glimpse of fall insight accessories are being delivered to the boutique day & night.
Love these blinged out hematite angel wing rings we're getting in!
A huge theme for fall will be gray with undertones of beige.
The real trend for fall will be leather wrap bracelets. Every shape & width- they were the dominating accessory at market.
Bolder wraps with bezel set cz's were still incredibly comfortable to wear with my personal pick being the gunmetal color of this trio.

A more casual & dainty version, almost like a ribbon or leather tennis bracelet of cz's! Make sure to pop into the boutique over the next few weeks & check the online store after Labor Day for some new baubles to add to your collection!
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. M