Beauty Buzz: Falling for You

By |September 25th, 2014|Beauty Buzz|

fall 2014 beauty trends to tryWhile you’re updating your fall wardrobe and tucking away summer’s short shorts and bathing suits, be sure to check in with your makeup bag as well.  This fall’s beauty trends are focused on fierce lashes, flawless skin, pops of color, perfectly lined lids, and metallic touches.  With only adding a few secret weapons to your beauty arsenal, you’ll take on this season’s updated face with ease.  We can get to the deep side parts, big bangs, and more braids for hair in an upcoming How To video.  In the meantime, check out five of fall’s most fabulous beauty trends.

All That Glitters:

fall 2014 beauty trends 3Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Metallic, Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour, NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow


fall 2014 beauty trendsBenefit Cosmetics Big Spender Lashes, Sephora Collection Bulls Eye Lash Applicator, Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Big Eye Mascara, Essence Volumizing Lash Powder

Color Wheel:

fall 2014 beauty trends 2Lancome + Jason Wu Color Design Palette, RMS Beauty Cream Eye Polish, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Colour Pencil Essentials Set, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Couture Palette Eyeshadow

Bottom Line:

fall beauty trends 2014Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner, Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush, Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner, Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner


beauty trends for fall 2014Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight Powder, Givenchy Beauty Teint Couture Long Wearing Fluid Foundation, bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation with SPF 20, Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze  & Glow




Beauty Buzz: Beauty Bamboozle

By |November 13th, 2013|Beauty Buzz|

fake eyelashesSociety basically demands perfection from women these days.  That’s a lot of pressure and I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time for all of that.  So in order to cut some corners and fake the beauty funk, there are a few tricks of the trade that will have you looking effortlessly beautiful in much less time, pain, and money than one might think.  Be a beauty magician and pull some tomfoolery on these fools.

  1. Bumble and bumble Spraychalk: Adding a pop of color to your coif became a whole lot easier with this spray on chalk.  You could always do it the old fashion way though…
  2. St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Kit: The best thing you can do for your skin is not fry it with UV rays.  This kit makes it possible to be sunkissed without wrinkling.
  3. Buxom Full-On Lip Cream: Rather than suffer through painful needles, pucker up with a lip plumping gloss first.
  4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo: There’s a reason Brooke Shields and Cara Delevingne are beauty icons.  Those brows.  Fill yours in and transform your face.
  5. Color Wow Root Cover Up: Save time and cash by covering up unsightly roots with a temporary touch up ’til you can get to the salon.
  6. Sephora Collection Day, Night, and Glam Lash Set: Nothing adds drama like a pair of false lashes.  Be sure and watch this video pre-application so as to avoid any accidents.
  7. Sarah Chapman Skinesis FacialiftBefore going under the knife, try this at home tool that claims to sculpt facial contours, reduce puffiness, and even prevent jawline breakouts.
  8. Batiste Dry Shampoo: The best way to disguise an overdue blowout is with dry shampoo although there are a few other clever ways to disguise a bad hair day.





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Beauty Buzz: False Advertising?

By |December 22nd, 2011|Beauty Buzz|

A funny thing happened on the way to this blog.  I was so obsessed with this mascara when I got it that I couldn’t wait to blog about it.  But as in dating, you must give mascara a couple of “dates” before declaring “This is the ONE!”  After three successful applications, I kept going up to people and saying- can you tell?  Do they look fake?  (Okay- I was asking Smitty).  I really felt like I had noticeably longer, fuller, faker lashes.  Now after putting together the before and after photos, I can see why people (Smitty) just turned and walked away every time.

So, Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Flared Mascara claims to make your lashes look fake.  I know- in most cases, looking “fake” is a bad thing, but as many of you ladies know, a clause in this golden rule comes down to your lashes.  With lashes, the bigger the better.  Here’s the problem: have you ever attempted applying fake eyelashes?  Not easy.  What is easy is quickly going from a beauty experiment to your own version of A Christmas Story and shooting your eye out.  No one ever really understands the whole pirate eye patch thing at a holiday party.  Halloween at least you stand a fighting chance.  Anyway, you tell me this is going to make my eyelashes look fake, I’m in.

Below are the before lashes (no eyeliner, no nothing…):

And keep on scrolling for the magic reveal “after” photos. (I understand that I could have taken a close up of my eyelashes… but why would someone be that close to my face?  I want to know whether or not you can see my eyelashes from the punch bowl across the room.  Is that not the point of mascara?)

So, I guess the verdict’s in.  This isn’t even close to as dramatic as wearing false eyelashes.  So very anti-climatic, as a matter of fact, that even my trusty assistant got bored and went to go chase a stick.  It’s virtually the same picture.  So, 1).  I should thank my mom for my naturally long dark lashes (my dad’s are the color  called “clear”), and 2). probably going to have to hone my lash applying skills.  As far as mascaras go, this is a very good one, but will it have you questioning whether they’re real or fake?  Probably not.



P.S. If you find my dog more entertaining than I am… it’s completely understandable and you can find his blog here.

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