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What's In My Beauty Bag
Less shimmery than its well known sister "O", Deep Throat gives the perfect natural peach flush for summer!
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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, January 30, 2013

Do You See What I See {By Chloe}

This past weekend I was up in NYC for work. Of course, when I found out that Bergdorf Goodman was having a beauty event I made sure to make time in my busy schedule to swing by;) I had wanted to smell the new fragrance from Chloe, See By Chloe.  One whiff & I was hooked! Its notes of bergamot, apple, jasmine & ylang are so refreshing.
The running joke of the weekend with my friend was that we'd catch ourselves smelling our wrist & saying I smell so delicious! We were powerless to resist scooping up a bottle each. Since it's a new launch, we also scored a nice travel size eau de parfum & body lotion. Check out the Berdorf's gift with any $200 purchase, too! It was major- lately a lot of gifts have been foil sample packets- this one was packed with deluxe sample sizes + a super cute make-up bag. What's better than good friends, beauty & treats?!?

Peace. Love. Lipgloss.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Polish Pic{k}s

 I have been a bit obsessed with Dita Von Teese's Reverse Moon Manicure for a while now... I have yet to completely perfect it, though. I tried using the circle tabs that many YouTubers made look so easy and my first try was a hot mess. So taking the lead from Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere, I tried it free handed.  I primed my nails, then applied one coat of Essie There's No Place Like Chrome over the entire nail.
Then carefully I carefully applied Essie Smokin' Hot in a semi circle up near the nail bed & down to the tip of my nail. I then went over with a second coat and sealed everything with a top coat.
I'm going to pick up a few mini bottles of polish from a few different brands to see if the smaller brushes are easier to navigate with. All in all I loved the look and got a lot of compliments!
 Peace. Love. Polish.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

New Beauty, New You QVC Event

If you're anything like me during awards season you inhale the beauty & fashion that surrounds us. I like to watch the red carpet & just absorb everything before the actual awards show even begins. Even as a professional make-up artist & esthetician I love watching other experts in my field.  When you're passionate about something, you always want to learn more.  So a new countdown begins, starting at 11:00 PM this evening I will be in my comfy pjs, with a glass of vino in hand watching QVC's New Beauty, New You 25 hour beauty event.  Yes, I'm telling myself I will show some restraint! However, I already have my eye on this Vitality Lip Flush Lipstick Butter Trio from IT Cosmetics, because my poor pucker could use some serious hydration this time of year. I love cosmetics that also offer skincare benefits.

Speaking of hydration, now that I'm adding color into the equation of blow drying & flat ironing- my hair has been looking a little thirsty as of late. Wen's Trio of Treatment Oils for hair & skin has my name written all over it!  

Keep a look out for my much adored Mally of Mally Beauty to be making an appearance featuring some new sets, too- like this Gorgois In a Minute Color Crayon Collection. Lately I've been all about chubby make-up pencils, I call them my lazy beauty essentials they're so easy to use. Perfect for Sundays, when you're lacking motivation to get pretty;) This cute collection has your whole face covered in one kit! Take a look here at all the loot QVC is offering for the event, tell me what's on your lust list?

Peace. Love. Lipgloss.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Golden Globes: Get The Look

I can't believe it's been close to 15 years since I first spotted Jessica Alba in Never Been Kissed!  This business woman & mom still manages to be a bombshell quite nicely, don't you think? She looked like a screen siren from Hollywood eras past at the Golden Globes. Here's how you can get her look.

On Sunday’s red carpet Jessica Alba looked stunning in tangerine. The glamorous mother of two, a presenter at the awards ceremony, wore a gorgeous peach-colored gown by Oscar de la Renta. “The dress was the inspiration,” says makeup artist Lauren Andersen. “I loved the contrast between her glowing skin and the matte orange lip. It’s an almost tropical pop of color that’s not an exact match for the dress but close.”

Skin: Lauren prepped the skin with Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, and followed with Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in Sand. She then used Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Warm under the eyes, down the bridge of the nose and fanned the product out in the center of the forehead to create dimension. She finished the skin step with the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light applied all over to create a golden, subtle warmth. “It’s a soft, refined shimmer that’s glowy,” says Lauren.

Cheeks: She used the bronze shade from Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset to contour the cheeks and followed with the blush shade on the apples of the cheeks.

Eyes: Hourglass Film Noir Kohl Eye Pencil in Espresso was first applied to the outer corners of the eyes and then smudged it with a brush. Lauren then applied Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer in the crease of the eyes and the gold shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Dune on the lids. Lashes were treated to several coats of Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara. She finished up by amplifying the brows with Hourglass Arch Sculpting Brow Pencil in Soft Brunette.

Lips: Finally, Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera, a vibrant tangerine shade, was applied to the lips. The velvety matte color delivers richly pigmented and long-lasting coverage for up to 14 hours. 

Peace. Love. Lipgloss.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Golden Globes: Get The Look

Ahhh that magical time of the year has begun Beauties- awards season! I heart all things Golden Globes, because celebs look like they're actually having fun! I'm sure the free flowing cocktails help.  My favorite funny girls, who I've dubbed Hollywood's new it couple- Amy Poehler & Tina Fey rocked it out. I wish they had had more air time.  When it comes to glamour, it's so hard to narrow down my favorite picks for hair & make-up.  One of my picks? The New Girl's Zooey Deschanel, who looked looked retro glam & flawless, as always. Here's how she got glam. Celebrity make-up artist Jorjee Douglas used the following Tarte products:
    Peace. Love. Lipgloss.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Files From the Brow Whisperer

This first time client had let her brows fill in (as I requested) until she could get an appointment with moi & I could not wait to get my greedy little hands on them! It''s always great to have as much as possible to work with for initial appointments.
This jewelry designer had struggled to find an esthetician that understood what she was looking for, so we spent some time going over her goals- even though I always explain to first time clients that brows are a journey! Often they need to do their homework by letting some parts grow in & put down those tweezers in between visits. Luckily we were on the same page & she headed off to Vegas for an event looking fabulous.

Peace. Love. Brow Whisperer.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Must Have Monday

Oh happy day Beauties- starting today through Sunday, you can scoop up 3 polishes from Zoya & pay only for the shipping & handling charges of $10. Enter coupon code: ZOYA2013 at checkout. Such a bright way to start off the week!
A few of my favorite picks for this time of year? From left Sloane, Edyta & Delilah.

Peace. Love. Polish

Friday, January 4, 2013

Fabulous Finds Friday

Urban Decay's Naked I & II palettes have quite the cult following. They're often imitated in the prestige market. That means most I've seen come in at well over $30- with the original from Urban Decay coming in at $50.

10 eyeshadows, 5 matte & 5 shimmer are nestled into this homage to Urban Decay. Though the pigments aren't prestige in terms payoff intensity- it's still a great selection of neutrals.

While my original Naked Palette does boost 2 more eyeshadows than this steal & deal version- my Fabulous Find Friday comes in at a tenth of the cost! That's right- $5 will get you this pretty palette at your local Five & Below store.

Peace. Love. Lipgloss.