We now interrupt your regularly scheduled beauty programming to bring you an important public service announcement for parents. If you have small children who will soon start daycare or preschool, the following is required reading.
Arwen Grace, my chipmunk-cheeked 10 week old baby, started daycare this week. While it was difficult to return to work and leave my little munchkin in the care of others, I have to admit that it was easier the second time around. With my son, Westley, I felt incredibly guilty – like I was abandoning him. And on top of that, I didn’t know what essentials and “gear” he needed for his days at daycare. This time, I’m informed and prepared. So here’s your chance to take advantage of my expertise.
For baby, you’ll obviously need diapers, wipes, ointment and bottles, but these five must have items are the real lifesavers: (more…)
Is anyone else seriously freaked out by eyelash curlers? Or is it just me? I don’t know why, but I have never been able to use one. I start to sweat as I stare wide-eyed at myself in the mirror – mouth open. You know all of the interesting faces we make at ourselves when applying products. But ever since I found Dalton Lash Fix Tilting Mascara, I don’t feel like I’m missing out from having seriously beautiful lashes. (more…)
NARS Cosmetics introduces a new era for lips with Velvet Lip Liner. As the perfect complement to the Audacious Lipstick Collection or any lipstick, the new formula defines lips with pigment-rich color that perfectly frames, fills and prevents feathering. The upgraded propel/repel design allows for precise application with a smooth, sharp finish. (more…)
The perfect lipstick exists. It’s called Revolution Lipstick and we’ve got Urban Decay to thank for it.
Revolution Lipstick launched last summer, so I’m très tardy for the party – but better late than never. (more…)
I think I have a new favorite nail polish. I’d never tried Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer before, so I requested a few shades for review. I cannot believe what I’ve been missing! Their polishes are absolutely beautiful. The coverage is opaque and even – and the shades are unique and eye catching. When I look for a new nail polish, I’m always looking for colors I’ve never seen before – and their collection is just that. (more…)
Over the weekend, I joined my friend and Spoiled Pretty contributor, Aimee, for lunch followed by a mani-pedi sesh. Because I’m a member of their Blogger Network, OPI sent me their new Nordic Collection for Fall 2014 – and I shared my beauty bounty with my friend. (more…)
How chic are these graphic tees from Old Navy? I just had to share the cuteness…
As the mom of a newborn and a 4-year-old, I live on coffee. Seriously, Starbucks is the only reason I’m conscious enough to type this. But you’d never guess how much coffee I consume to look at my smile. That’s because I discovered a truly amazing teeth whitening system.
I’m on maternity leave and I spend quite a bit of time with QVC on the TV. I get absolutely mesmerized by the demonstrations. Anyway, one day, I watched the Supersmile Super-size 4 Piece Whitening System with Rinse & Rods demo – and I was intrigued. They were showing some unreal before and after photos – and I decided I needed to see what this kit could do for my stained smile. (more…)
Perfectly structured brows frame intensely smoky eyes. Graphic minimalism meets the latest shades.
This fall, Lancôme took inspiration from the violet beauty of dark amethyst and beguiling mystery of green malachite to create a new color collection that’s entirely of the moment. Channeling the effortless sophistication and elusive je ne sais quoi of the modern French woman, the daring new French Idole line allows eyes to magnetize like precious gemstones and color to dazzle with crystalline purity. A once natural yet utterly chic, this striking new collection delivers innovative new formulas and coveted updates on beloved favorites, all in colors fit to be worshipped. (more…)