Hola peeps! Happy Friday! The season has officially changed and we won’t be seeing any warm temps until late May or early June here in NYC. During this time we not only need to swap out our clothes but it’s a must that we change our make-up routine as well. I will be the first to admit that I am no beauty guru, however I do know what works for me. Here are some examples of my make-up bag essentials:
1. Lip balm- Don’t get caught with chapped lips on a chilly day.
2. Eyeshadow- A neutral palette is great for fall, it will allow you to play up your lips.
3. Eyeliner- Show off those almond eyes with a great liner. I like for mine to appear bigger than they already are.
4. Coconut oil- This oil isn’t just for keeping fly-aways smooth but it can also be used to moisturize the skin. It is an all natural remedy!
5. Tweezers- You know the saying brows frame the face…make sure they are on point (please arch them according to your face shape).
6. Compact- A mirror is a must for check-ups throughout the day.
7. Lipstick- Deep vampy pouts are all the rage this season and this one is perfect. Pucker up!
8. Bronzer- If you want to keep your summer glow this will do the trick. I am addicted to mine!
9. Perfume- Stay fresh all day with a spritz or two.
10. Mascara- Let those lashes shine and lay it on thick!
There you have it, all the goodies that will get me through the season. Did I leave out anything? Please do tell….share!
Hola peeps! If you knew me personally then you would know that I like to keep my beauty routine to a minimum. On any given day I start with clean, flawless skin (in between my breakouts of course haha), BB cream, lipgloss/lipstick and well-groomed brows. However lately I have been giving into makeup; partially because I’ve been attending so many events that I want to glam it up a bit more! Well just in time I was invited to attend Coterie’s Virtual Vanity launch earlier in the week. What is that you may ask?
Coterie is the first beauty social network where you can collect your favorite beauty products in your own vanity. Similar to all other social networks you can share, follow, acquire followers and engage with other members of the community in regards to all things beauty. The launch party was great and we were also gifted some great products by brands that are featured on the site. Take a peek at my goodies!
Stila Prime Pot- in Caramel
Kinara- Nighttime Skin Quencher Exfoliating Hydrator
Chella- Ivory Face Highlighter
Ellis Faas- Milky Lips
Kevyn Aucoin The Curling Mascara- in Pitch Black
Julep- Nail Polish in Oscar
29 Reserves- Lipstick in Sinfully Zin
Some of these brands I have heard of and others are new to me. I cannot wait to dig into these products, especially the lipstick! Thanks to Coterie for creating this beauty network; as I look forward to playing in my own virtual vanity and sharing my faves with everyone. So will you be checking them out? To make it easy on you go here or the link “CO” in my sidebar to the right and get started. Enjoy!
Hola peeps! I stumbled upon the gorgeous pic of Tomiko Fraser. She looks flawless and I am loving that TWA. Fab photo don’t you agree?
Retouching by Lulie Talmor, Photography by Matthew Jordan Smith
Hola! Last Thursday evening I was invited by my friend and beauty blogger Laura of http://lafoutloudbeauty.com to attend a pamper party at the Molton Brown store in Soho. Although I had heard of the brand before I wasn’t at all familiar with the vast amount of services/products that they offered. Skin, hair, body, candles, men, and women products are all offered in the shop; as well as scheduled massages and facials. Their products are very luxurious and definitely stand out amongst other brands that I have tried. At the party we were provided with hand massages, stress reliever temple massages, product info, giveaways, and goodie bags. I had a wonderful time at this event and I do plan a trip back soon to purchase my new fave—Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod lotion!
Much thanks to Laura and Molton Brown for the invite and hosting such a fab event. For more go to www.moltonbrown.com.
I chose this Paradise Pink Pepperpod scent for my hand massage. It was delightful---spicy with a tad of sweetness <3!
I had to snap a pic of her twists...so cute!
Hola peeps! I hope all is good. Did you know that Sephora has a new YouTube channel? I don’t know how I missed that one. As mentioned before I am not much of a make up chica, however I cannot do without my Sephora High glosses in #04 and #07 as well as my BareMinerals Mineral Veil. Oh and I must not leave out that I buy my CD Tui and Shea Butter Oil Sheen from there as well. It is pretty cool they have how-tos, product reviews, fan videos and more! The video I have chosen to feature is their makeup trend pick of Summer 2011—”Vivid Brights“.
What’s on your makeup radar this Summer? Will you be going bright? Check it out…enjoy!