Would You Wednesday: Like Fine Wine

By |September 12th, 2012|Beauty Buzz, Why Did or Why Don't?|

wine lips fall 2012Red lips have reigned supreme for the last few seasons, but this fall, crimson goes a bit goth.  Fire engine red gets a bit deeper and takes on the tone of dark berries and plum wine.  Not only are apparel and accessories in the shade of fermented grapes going to be all the rage for fall, but makeup trends follow suit.  From lips to fingertips, it seems we’ll be opting for shades of deep red and burgundy.

like fine wineEllis Faas Creamy Lips in Deep Plum Wine, $35, Too Faced La Creme in Divine Wine, $21, NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Volga, $25, Sue Devitt Balanced Matte Lipstick in Australian Bight, $20, Sunday Riley Modern Lip Color in Wine Stain, $32

It would appear celebrities and fashion addicts alike have already taken to this trend, but will you be swapping out cherry for grape?

And yes, as a matter of fact, I am drinking a glass of red while I write.  For inspiration purposes, of course.






Setting the Mood: Who Do You Love?

By |February 14th, 2012|Gift Guide, Setting the Mood|

love mood boardHappy Valentine’s Day, beauties.  A consumer driven Hallmark holiday to some, just another reason to celebrate and indulge in all things love to others (like me).  Give me a “holiday” involving chocolate, loads of affection, pretty lingerie and possibly something shiny and I’m in.  How can one day encompass so many things that I adore?  Who cares if cupid is a crock of… ?  I’m celebrating.

In case you missed the G, PG-13, and R rated renditions, there’s still time to drop some hints or some dollars on something sweet and special.  Never forget that the best gifts are those that are thoughtful.  Whether you tuck a handwritten love note behind the pillow or make a favorite meal (in lingerie and heels, of course), it’s the little things that count… but a pair of Louboutins never hurt.

last minute valentines gifts1.  Zoe Chicco Love Necklace, $425, 2. Yves Saint Laurent Large Leather Clutch, $595, 3. La Fee Verte French Lace Bodysuit, $210, 4. Tom Binns Dumont Swarovski Crystal Drop Earrings, $250, 5. Kiki de Montparnasse Black Bondage Rope, $275, 6. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Mascate, $25, 7. Graphic Image Goldtone Heart Diary, $39.95 , 8. Christian Louboutin Summerissima Criss Cross Sandals, $995



Beauty Buzz: Why Is My Face Melting Off?

By |June 9th, 2011|Beauty Buzz|

Now that the weather is finally starting to cooperate, we have a whole new set of beauty issues to deal with.  My pals in New York told me the thermometer reached a sweat inducing 100 degrees this week.  Ah… I remember those days.  The days of getting ready in the morning only to have your face melt off before you’ve even reached the subway station.  By the time you get to work (or wherever your final destination may be) you look as if you’ve just completed a marathon- only no one’s going to hand you a medal.  Maybe a towel- but definitely not a medal.

Well, here’s a little assistance from a woman who’s been in your sweaty shoes.  I learned quickly not to bother with heavy amounts of makeup and to not even attempt to fight the east coast humidity.  Instead, I picked a few makeup bag essentials that will hold up to even the most sweltering heat.

1. Rebecca Minkoff Made Up Studded Cosmetic Case, $53.99, 2. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage, $25, 3. Trish McEvoy Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 15, $35, 4. Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Luminizer, $30, 5. Diorshow Waterproof Mascara, $24.50, 6. Goody Ouchless Hair Elastics, $2.99,  7. Sephora Matte Blotting Papers, $8

By keeping your face gunk free and focusing mainly on your pout, you can win the battle against summer weather.  A light powder (especially with SPF!) is a great way to get coverage while fighting shine.  Now- I’m going to go ahead and contradict myself here: You’re going to be shiny.  So, you may as well work with your given situation by corralling the shine to where you want it. Your cheekbones.  Swiping a matte pink (the color of the season) across your lips and topping it all off with a coat of waterproof mascara will having you looking hot (figuratively, not literally).  Don’t forget to keep blotting papers and some metal free rubber bands handy!

Hot has a whole new meaning.