Thursday, February 26, 2009


It's time for me to buy new mascara.. which is an everyday staple for me. but I want to try something different. I know everyone has their own personal favorite mascara, so please let me know what yours is! I need your help!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

BB update

okay, well Bobbi Brown finally has the new shimmer brick up on their website... so you don't have to go to NM to get it, it will be available anywhere where they sell BB. It's called the "Platinum Pink" Shimmer brick... once again, I will have to try this out before I give my seal of approval :)

Monday, February 23, 2009

my next purchase

So as I'm browsing around today... I stumble upon this from NM... I normally check for makeup updates from but for some reason I was looking at makeup on NM... and noticed they had a limited edition Shimmer Brick

Now this has some strange colors for your cheeks, but also some fabulous eye colors (at least that's my opinion... but I would have to try it first... who knows) and it appears that it could become my spring and summer staple.. but I will have to get back to you on that one. I need to wait until the first of the month when I get paid, but my first stop will be to NM to buy this!!!

there is also Bobbi's Exclusive Runway Kit... which looks fun as well. I might have to decide which one to get... but both are worth looking into!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

easing your nails into Spring

I think the article says it all... I have this nail color on my toes right now and I love it!!

too easy

I know that I get lazy when it comes to putting on makeup in the morning, and I think someone had that in mind when they created this...

but who the heck wants zebra eyes at 7:15 in the morning? I found these at Sephora, they are from a brand called ColorOn... and it's press on eyeshadow. The idea sounds fabulous... but 99% of the time I'm guessing they don't quite work as well as you would think. They have all different colors and packages, but they come out to $5 per application... which is pretty expensive... unless you use so much eyeshadow that it is part of your weekly purchases... I would guess that you are better off taking an extra 5 minutes and doing it yourself than to have zebra eyes for $5 a day. It's a fun idea though... if anyone out there has actually used these things before... please let me know! But at this point, it seems too easy (and a little weird) for me.

Monday, February 16, 2009

How Olivia stays tan

Continuing on my paleness streak... I stumbled upon this article about how the girls from The City stay tan... and hello, if Olivia uses it... then it's good enough for me! It's about a self-tanner that they use...

It's called Model Tan... and although I've never been big on self tanners... I think I might have to give this a try... or if you have used this... please let me know what you thought!

Here's the website

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

back from the dead

hello world. sorry I have been away so long. But 2009 has started off as a very busy year for me! But now that we are in the dead of winter, I'd thought I would share with you one of my secrets for dealing with the paleness. This is the first fall/winter that I have not put myself in a tanning bed. I know for most of you, you would think that I am acting like a 19 year old girl and who the heck cares if you are slightly more pale than normal. Well ladies, I'm not going to lie, I have been having some issues with my newly discovered paleness. For the first time in about 9 years, I do not have tan lines and I think I look like I am part of the Cullen family from Twilight.

But I am not the person that will throw a bunch of bronzer on and have my face 17 shades darker than the rest of my body. This looks muddy to me, and is one of my biggest irritations when it comes to makeup flaws. There is an easy way to give your face a "glow" that doesn't make you look fake or that you are actually trying to make yourself look tan. I'm just talking about helping you to not look dead. (like I do now when I don't have anything on my face)

This product I have been using for years, and my cousin Lauren has been an avid follower as well. It's Chanel and it's called Sheer Brilliance. I don't think it actually adds color, but it just warms your skin up. What I like to do is add a dot of this to my tinted moisturizer. A little bit goes A LONG way, and if you use too much, you are going to look oily. Which is also why I suggest using it under your powder for the most natural look.

Also remember, when your skin is lighter or darker than usual, you are probably going to need to change up your blush color as well... what looks good at the beach is not going to be the same color you wear in the dead of winter....