Glowing Glosses

As of late, all I’ve been wearing is a dark lip.  A deep chocolate, a rich browned red, and a gleaming dark cherry, and sumptuous merlots have taken up much real estate in my makeup bag.  But lately, I’ve  decided to go back to my “roots” and rock a natural nude lip.  My beauty look, aesthetically speaking, is a smoky…
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Bronzers Can Make Rich Skin Tones Richer

I’m a big fan of bronzers, but I’m picky as to which ones I chose to use for myself and which ones will go into my makeup kit for clients.  While I prefer matte bronzers, I’m not a big fan of bronzers that have a large of amount of sparkle. There are a few that have a bit of shimmer…
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Home Goods: Diptyque Room Sprays

  If you follow any beauty or lifestyle blog, you should know that Diptyque candles rule.  Carefully and skillfully curated with makeup brushes and fragrance samples, they do make for gorgeous photos.  But are Diptyque home fragrances worth the hype and the money? Personally, I spend a small fortune on candles.  I want my home to smell pleasant and inviting. …
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My Growing Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer Collection

  I have a lot of obsessions.  I just love beautiful things.  And my current nail polish collection is proof of that obsession.  I think I have the whole collection of Chanel nail lacquers, a slew of Essie and Deborah Lippman nail polishes.  I have a nice cadre of Butter London and Nars, and OPI. And now my collection of…
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A Collection of Fragrances That I Love

I have an affinity for a lot of beautiful things.  Fragrance being one of them.  Makeup and fragrances wrapped in beautiful packaging sends me over the moon.  I love the beautiful bottles of perfume that aren’t necessarily available on every corner.  I love boutique fragrances.  I love how beautiful bottles look while sitting on my vanity and I thought I’d…
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Discovered: Fall Shopping at Pike & Rose

Recently, a group of local bloggers were invited to check out a new shopping area in Maryland called, Pike & Rose.  It’s a small enclave of new condos and apartments with a generous sprinkling of casual eateries, national and local retail shops. As a new blogger, I was tapped to come out to the blogger event by one of the…
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Adding MAC Liptensity Lipstick To My Already Large Lipstick Stash

MAC just launched their most creamiest, rich, color saturated lipstick to their lip portfolio.  I am all about a good color payoff and this current MAC launch is one of the best I’ve seen from MAC in a long time.  The shades were formulated with a “tetrachromacy” specialist.  People who are classified as such have the ability to see 100…
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Glam Glow for a Glow Goddess

If you know anything about GlamGlow products, you know that they were created specifically to give celebrities “red carpet” otherworldly skin.  Since us mere mortals strive to have the most perfect skin everyday, in addition to their incredible masks, GlamGlow created an accompanying Glow Starter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer.  This gorgeous moisturizer highlights and illuminates the skin to give your makeup…
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Uncovered: Prescriptives Super Line Preventor Overnight Radiance Cream

I remember seeing Prescriptives as a kid when I spent countless weekends with my Mom at our local Lord & Taylor. I remember thinking that I couldn’t wait until I was old enough to start wearing makeup.  When I was in college, hitting up the for drugstore for makeup was a natural choice because it was affordable. But as soon…
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Discovered: Project Beauty Expo

If you don’t know by now, Instagram is like one of the best places to find out what’s going on in the beauty world.  But you should already know this.  I found out about the Project Beauty Expo while perusing one interesting account after another and somehow I landed on their Instagram page.  I clicked the link provided and it…
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Uncovered: Alima Pure

Being on Instagram affords you the ability to find out about new beauty (or not so new) products that you probably would never see in a beauty editorial of your favorite fashion magazine.  Since I follow a number of clean beauty accounts on Instagram, I’ve come across a multitude of products that not only provide a clean product, but a…
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Clean Beauty: Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm

Continuing on my quest for picking cleaner beauty products, I’ve been checking out cult skin care line, Sunday Riley.  Like most new or relatively new products that I come across, I find them via the internet.  I’m really not new to Sunday Riley because I did purchase and used her Artemis Oil, which I did like.  After I ran out…
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Navigating My Way Around Green Beauty With Juice Beauty & Hourglass Cosmetics

Juicy Beauty So recently, I went on a bit of a clean green beauty binge.  While I was out at the beginning of the week running errands, I visited my local Blue Mercury beauty store.  Not looking for anything in particular, I happened to see that they carry a few clean beauty indie brands now.  There was RMS as well…
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