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Monday, November 5th, 2007

Sultry and bold, dazzle in this black velveteen coat ($138.00) by complimenting it with a pair of luscious deep raspberry red lipstick in Rouge Dior by Dior ($26.00). Add a touch of flush by dusting on a minute amount of pink blush and a more generous dusting of shimmery brown, like in Bobbi Brown’s blush palette ($35.00). Try a glowy bronze like Peachytwist by MAC if you’re feeling less pink that day. Keep eyes simple or go ultra-dramatic with MAC’s Smokey Eye Palette ($36.00). Go bold with a gray smokey eye, or go subtle with a soft wash of Maid of Honor (creamy beige) all over lid and Palatial (taupe) in the crease for definition. Spend time to perfect the skin to give it a good all-over-glow and utilize contouring to streamline the face and give it a natural appearance.

1. Gallery Flocked Velveteen Coat @ Nordstrom for $138.00icon
2. Bobbi Brown Blush Palette in @ Nordstrom for $35.00icon
3. MAC Smokey Eye Palette @ Nordstrom for $36.00icon
4. Dior Lipstick in Rouge Dior @ Nordstrom for $26.00icon

It’s all about playing up the lips with this coat, which is why we chose such a vibrant red by Dior–and the skin, oh the skin, it needs to be soft, velvety, and absolutely flawless. The combination of the lips and the skin will give you an enviable appearance everywhere you go.

Monday, November 5th, 2007

NARS SIREN SONG HOLIDAY 2007

It is not often that I am so powerfully swayed by a product that isn’t MAC right from the get go. I tend to need a bit of coaxing, a bit more temptation to defect from my brand loyalty. Of course, I have several beauty products that I consider staples that are outside of MAC’s scope, so it is not an impossible task, but only the best are up to the challenge. NARS is finding a way back into my heart with their Holiday 2007 collection Siren Song, which features this stunning eyeshadow duo in Balthazar (along with Cheyenne and Violetta). I was immediately drawn to the vibrancy of the duo, especially of the tarnished gold. One swipe, and I was in heaven! I am not as in love with the brown (it is more easily duplicated), but it is an excellent partner for the gold shadow. This is just such an awesome combination for the upcoming holiday season, where golds and bronzes often reign supreme.

To hear me gush more about one of my favorite holiday collections out this year, you’ll have to Continue reading →

Monday, November 5th, 2007

MALIE KAUAI BODY CREAMMALIE KAUAI RESCUE FACIAL TONIC

From the lush, tropical rainforests and rich volcanic soil of the ancient Garden Island of Kauai, we’ve created Malie (mah-lee-ay), luxurious natural products for home, body and spirit. The gentle, soothing essences of our wild-crafted and organic ingredients flow through pure Hawaiian hydrosols, the therapeutic floral waters that infuse each product. Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Hawaiian aromatherapy – our gift from the Garden Isle of Eternal Rainbows. Aloha.

Malie Kauai is a brand devoted to promoting and utilizing its Hawaiian Roots on the Garden Isle of Kauai by using only indigenous flora for their natural luxury spa products. They ensure sustainable growth of all ingredients they choose for their indulgent products. They even use local artisans to create their products. This line is truly about bringing you the best in natural products, and they make sure to provide you detailed information about the ingredients they use, how they use, and which ones are in the products you love.

To find out what I thought of their Body Cream and Rescue Tonic, Continue reading →

Monday, November 5th, 2007

What is the most expensive beauty product you’ve bought? What made you shell out the big bucks for it? Was it worth it?

I think my Sephora haul from a few days ago was my most expensive – the Givenchy diamond powder, which I haven’t received yet, so I don’t know!  I have bought Dior Addict perfume, which was lovely and worth every penny!

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

This tutorial is designed to walk you through, step-by-step, how to create those crisp, red lips.

Skill Level: Beginner


Lips: Viva Glam I lipstick (any matte red lipstick will do)
Tools: MAC 316 lip brush, MAC 194 concealer brush
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Sunday, November 4th, 2007

ENTRY: SPRING MASK

She used:

  • Vichy Dermablend foundation
  • All the eyeshadows and the eye pencils are from a PUPA makeup kit
  • Mac Shrimplette l/s Limited Edition
  • Unknown brand Falsies

Be sure to take a look at the close ups, just Continue reading →