Wednesday, October 15, 2008

On hiatus

My life is super crazy right now so I will be taking a short break from blogging but will be back soon!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Women+Wine+Budget Savvy Makeup Tips = Good Time

Join me October 29th, in Baltimore, at The Women's Wine and Dine event at Crush, (located in the terminally hip Belvedere Square), where amidst the wine pairing merriment two fabulous experts will speak about/help with how to get great Beauty & Style – on a budget!

Click here for more information

Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Sometimes our purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others...

Came in to work (yes, I'm posting at work...shh...don't tell the boss lady), this morning to this lovely email from my SIL, N with the subject line reading: Topic for your blog. Prevage

After reading, I can't help but post...poor N...let this be a lesson to all of us, even good, over-hyped, products can turn on us. Yes, even the ones that have "proven results". Caution is key when trying anything new. Below is her review, ahem, email.

I am sitting here with my face ON a puffy rash & hives. Oh yeah. my neck too.
And apparently it doesn't go away for 5 days!!!! I get on a plane on saturday for work! DAMMIT
If you'd like the rest of my rash in a bottle, you are welcome to it.
I don't even know if I can get an appt at a derma tomorrow...uuurrggghhh.
I'm pretty. I guess my face is so puffy & red you can't see wrinkles..???

Thanks for sacrificing yourself in the name of beauty, N! I and all the other women of world who have had to hold their head, or hair, up high while suffering through a beauty disaster salute you!

If anyone has suggestions on how to help N get on her flight tomorrow red-inflamed-hived-face free please leave me a comment.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Do men make passes at girls who wear glasses?

Okay, so never mind the fact that the angle of this pic makes my forehead look abnormally large and the two deep creases that are happening on said abnormally large forehead, from the cocking of my brow, are making me seriously re-think the "Lox and Botox" session that my dermatologist is hosting this weekend, but I'm absolutely digging my new Vanni specs that I picked up from Paris West Optical this week. I would have never thought the shot of lime green would work with my coloring but Jordan and the Paris West team convinced me and now I'm finding it gives an unexpected highlight to my face. I'm totally loving the geek chic vibe they give off...and ps five random strangers complimented me on them in the past couple of days...all men.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mark your calendars...

Spa Week hits the east coast October 13 - 19, (west coast ladies--it's happening now).
Click here for a list of participating spas in your area and more information on all that is Spa Week. Why is Spa Week so fabulous? 1. ) Special spa services are $50 and 2.) It's a great way to try out new spas and treatments without spending a fortune--some med spas are even participating, so go ahead and get your IPL hand treatment and Microdermabrasion on!

Most spas will be running extended hours during this fabulous week to accommodate all those that want instant beautification. Participating spas tend to book up quickly so make your reservation now, (I already did).

Happy spa hopping!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mother's little helpers

To say the least, at this time in my life mornings, (and usually days and nights), are chaos. I get up earlier than everyone else in the house yet for some reason still only have about 30seconds to pull my self together before I head out the door for the school drop off and then to work. The following products are my life savers and a must for any multi-tasking moma on the go:

Tinted moisturizer - I'm partial to Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier, but have recently developed a fondness for Remede's Translucent UV Coat. Why tinted moisturizer instead of foundation? It's something that's easily slathered on, and when I say slather, I mean slather. It's a sheer to light coverage that you don't have to worry about messing up or over doing and bonus-- I don't know a brand that doesn't come with an SPF 15 or higher so your doing double duty and protecting your skin while beautifying.

Lipstick Queen Oxymoron - This awesome matte gel formulation easily glides on lips, cheeks and eyes, giving you a fast shot of color to your face. My favorite color of the moment is Honest Politician, a subdued browny pink that gives off the "me, only better" vibe.

Sue Devit Eye Intensifier Pencil - On those day I don't have enough time for even a pale wash of shadow, let alone eyeliner, I use this chubby, velvety, smooth, pencil all over my lid and lower lash line. With a quick swipe of the built in smudger I have an instantly modern pulled together eye look. Surat, a bronzey taupe with just a hint of violet, is by far my favorite color for everyday.

And that's it...a swipe of mascara and I'm out the door...usually forgeting something that I will eventually remember 10 minutes into my commute...of course.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Big Shout Out to my gal pal J!

Who scored me the coveted-sold-out-everywhere-in-our-area-and-online-OPI for Sephora nail polish in Metro Chic at the Towson Town Center Grand Opening of Sephora. Boo to me for being stuck behind a desk and not being able to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony, but how awesome is my girl J, schlepping her kids to the mall on a Friday to aid in my quest for trendy nail polish????

Damn, I've got good peeps!