I just had to share how much I adore this Susana Monaco 'Flutter Tube Dress' I just bought from Shopbop.com. I'm usually very hesitant to buy clothing online because I'm short and curvy and I can't be assured that something will look right until I try it on. And even when I do buy clothes off the Internet, they're CONTINUE READING
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Mom and me, circa 1979
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by CoverGirl.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and I’m so excited. Not just because Mr. Spoiled Pretty and my son, Westley, are treating me to a decadent brunch. But because it’s an opportunity to celebrate my hero, Andrea Stamps.
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At Christmastime, I agonized over what to get my son's daycare teachers. There are 12 of them - and even though he has his two main teachers, they all have interaction with him and take excellent care of him. So I needed to buy 12 gifts to show my appreciation, without breaking the bank. $10 each seemed doable, except CONTINUE READING
As a beauty expert, I’m embarrassed by how late I am to the BB Cream party. In the past year, so many friends and colleagues have asked me about BB Creams—what’s the buzz, which brands are the best, etc. —and they would look at me funny when I admitted to not having tried BB Creams yet. I mean, they CONTINUE READING
I’m very fickle about my fingernails. Before I paint my nails or get them professionally did, I spend a inordinate amount of time pondering my polish options. I consider the season, recent trends, my wardrobe that week and anywhere special I might go. But despite all of this planning, I’m usually over my polish choice before it even dries.
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Last month, I told you that Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga were named the latest faces of the MAC AIDS Fund. The ad campaign, called “From Our Lips,” will launch on February 25, 2010 – but here is a sneak peek!
MAC Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick and Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick will hit real and virtual shelves on March 18, 2010, with all proceeds going to the MAC AIDS Fund.
Now MAC takes the “One World” idea further than ever, with a multi-culti colour story intent on a universal focus – spectacularly shaded and shaped brows for all, because beautiful people come in colours!
Miraculously matched to the individual, Impeccable Brow Pencil is the ultimate artist’s tool to fill, lengthen and shape, with a firm tip that sharpens application for high-performance precision.
Penultimate Brow Marker, in one shade suits all, has a liquefied glide adept at the all-important arch.
But that’s not all: Lipstick, Lipglass, and Eye Shadows speak your language, a match for every international skin tone.
Lipstick, $14 Equality: Light dirty mauve with traveling pearl (Lustre) Myself: Creamy pale yell ow beige (Lustre) Empowered: Creamy mid-tone neutral brown (Satin) 5N: Plumy sheer brown (Lustre)
Lipglass, $14 Naked Frost: Sheer taupe with silver pearl (Frost) Glamour for All: Sheer pale baby pink with pearl (Frost) Liqueur: Frosted mid-tone pink brown (Frost) Spirit & Soul: Frosted dark cool brown (Frost)
Eye Shadow, $14.50 All Races: Cool light mauve taupe (Matte) Banshee: Dirty taupe with frost and sparkle diamond cluster (Lustre) Cross -cultural : Dark dirty yell ow brown (Matte) Showstopper: Deep blackened brown (Matte)
Pigment, $19.50 Universal Mix: Sparkly white gold (Frost) Rich Life: Dark cool brown with silver pearl (Frost)
Impeccable Brow Pencil, $15 Blonde: Pale yellow brown Dirty Blonde: Cool light brown Taupe: Mid-tone dirty taupe Black: Blackened dark neutral brown
Eye Brows, $15 Lingering: Soft taupe brown Spiked: Rich brunette
Penultimate Brow Marker, $16.50
Brow Set, $14.50 Clear: Color-free Mink: Dirty brown
Beauty Powder Blush, $18.50 Personal Style: Light mauve taupe All’s Good: Cool deep rose
Blot Powder Pressed, $21 Medium Deep Dark
Available in North America on January 7, 2010 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com. Available internationally in February 2010.
Have you noticed a lotta lavender lips lately? I have. Lady Gaga kicked off the trend in February when she paired a light purple pout with an oversized hair bow. Since then, they’ve appeared sporadically on the Fashion Week runways. But now I can’t help but notice that they’re cropping up everywhere.
The look is like an oxygen-deprived pale pink mouth. To create a lavender lip to compliment my caramel complexion, I use the duo seen at left: MAC Lipstick in Syrup and MAC Plushglass in Foolishly Fab (which has, foolishly, been discontinued).
LORAC is offering an amazing gift opportunity this holiday weekend. Starting today, spend more than $50 at loraccosmetics.com and you’ll receive free shipping along with two full-size Multiple Rush Lip/Cheek Sticks in Love Rush (pink shimmer) and Crush Rush (rose)…plus a mini Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick.
This promotion lasts through Tuesday, December 1 (or while supplies last).
On Friday night, I was among the 8.2 million people who watched Rihanna’s 20/20 interview. But afterwards, while most people were thinking, “Wow…that Rihanna is so brave to publicly discuss such a horrifying personal tragedy” or “That jackass, Chris Brown, deserves whatever is coming to him” – I was thinking, “What products can I use to copy Rihanna’s icy nude lip look?”
So I did what any self-respecting beauty junkie would do. I broke out my lip gloss/lipstick stash and played makeup mad scientist/mixologist. I found that creating Rihanna’s 20/20 look is quite easy to do. All you need is a nude lipstick that is lighter than your complexion, and a silver gloss. Be sure to apply foundation to lips before trying this look, as the foundation will help cancel out any pink in your lips and let the lip color stand alone.
Here are some combos that I think would pass RiRi scrutiny:
Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga have been named the latest faces of the MAC AIDS Fund. The newest campaign, dubbed “From Our Lips,” will break on Feb. 25. MAC Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick and Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick, $14 each, will launch in North America on March 18 and globally throughout the month, with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to the MAC AIDS Fund. The MAC AIDS Fund has invested more than $150 million to organizations in more than 67 countries since its founding in 1994.
“Chrome is cool and icy – it’s a very modern, but still pretty way to illuminate the skin.” – Bobbi Brown
This fall, Bobbi introduces the Chrome Palette ($75) – her cool, contemporary take on holiday beauty. Featuring icy shimmering accents for eyes and lips, this chrome fold-out palette includes everything you need to create countless party-read looks including: 10 eye shadows, 4 lip shades, a Mini Eye Shadow Brush and a Mini Lip Brush.
Chrome lips are another trend Bobbi loves for the holiday season – which is why she is introducing three new limited edition products for lips: Port Lip Color, Chrome Metallic Lip Color and Plum Pearl Metallic Lip Color ($22).
The collection also includes Bobbi’s holiday Chrome Mini Brush Set ($55) – the perfect present for the beauty-junkie in your life (or yourself). The set, which comes in a chrome zip-around cases features a Mini Face Blender, our new Mini Angle Eye Shadow Brush and a Mini Eye Liner brush.
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