Thursday, December 8, 2011

Keep your brushes safe and happy!

Another why didn't someone think of this before moment! 
The Brush Guard is the solution to keeping my makeup brushes reshaped and protected after cleaning. 
I have spent a small fortune on my brushes and clean them well after each client. (of course!)  This ingenious mesh slips over my brushes allowing air to circulate while they dry and prevents dust from settling on them. The Brush Guard is perfect for storage and keeping brushes safe during travel to jobs. 
My investment is protected by returning my brushes to a "like new" state after cleaning. 
Hands down, my fave new tool this year for my kit! 
Cheap and cheerful at just $5.50 per pack.
Available at:
Frends Beauty Supply

5270 Laurel Canyon Boulevard  North Hollywood, CA 91607
(818) 769-3834

Monday, September 26, 2011

Chocolate Facial

 Combine beauty treatments with chocolate and you've entered into a whole new realm of pampering. Edible beauty, it's fun yet guilt free decadence. 
 Cocoa has been linked to increased serotonin levels, a brain chemical that makes us feel relaxed.  
 Adam Drewnowski of the University of Michigan says, "We want chocolate in times of stress, anxiety, pain and so on. Chocolate is a natural analgesic, or pain killer." 

 So slather this one on with the kids and relax...
your girlfriends or hubby may be game for this one too!

Chocolate Facial Mask

This recipe is courtesy of Practically Green by Micaela Preston
2 T unsweetened cocoa powder
2 T plain yogurt
1 T honey
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Apply to face and neck, avoiding eye area. Kick back, relax and enjoy the delicious aroma for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

*(You can kick it up a notch as Emeril would say by adding 2 tbs pureed or powdered oatmeal)

Oatmeal is very soothing to sensitive skin. Honey deeply cleanses your skin, unclogs pores and is a great anti-bacterial agent. Chocolate contains beneficial anti oxidants too! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cat Eyes do double duty @ tarte

Why can't I have it all this fall? What I really need is double duty beauty. 
We are busy, way too busy, so we want more from our makeup these days and we want it to be healthy for our bodies and our planet and give back to eco causes. 

Enter the savvy tarte team with the coolest ideas since sliced gluten free bread!

Give me vitamins in my lipstick (vitamin infused lipsticks by tarte powered by BORBA anyone?)
I desire healing in my concealing and lash enhancing in my liquid eye lining. 

The latest offering from tarte is multiplEYE natural lash enhancing liquid liner
The only liquid liner to define this fall's cat eye that is deeply pigmented, mineral based, waterproof and lash nourishing. 

Wow! I can have it all. Thanks tarte!

Tarte sources ingredients from the Amazon and helps it's people by providing conscious fair trade cosmetics that are ultimately cool to beautify women inside and out. 

"Now, you can line your eyes and enjoy the benefits of our HydroPlant™ peptide, which is clinically proven to increase lash softness, thickness and the appearance of long lashes." 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

UK Vogue August 2011 : Kate Moss by Mario Testino

The grownup Mrs. Hince’s “just married” timeless style! 
Interpretation of a classic 1940’s
 look made modern by a glossy and glamorous red lip. 
Congrats Kate, this summers other gorgeous British bride!

Hair by Sam McKnight Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury Dress: Miu Miu

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Faves

It's "Summertime and the livin' is easy"...
My beauty products are pared downed to just "the bare necessities of life".
I'm unapologetically happy and singing about my current faves:
In my purse right now...
Burts Bees tinted lip balm, It's my current go to for the hydrating shea butter packed formula ease of application and pretty color payoff.
It's cheap and cheerful at just $7. a tube.
My pal Karen (of DesignVidal fame) and I both simultaneously pulled out our b.b. lip tint at Legoland yesterday to show each other! So funny.
Honeysuckle a perfect nude, Rose a subtle cherry popsicle colored tint

Color Science-"Sunforgettable mineral powder" sun protection spf 50
A fab brush on mineral powder with UVA and UVB sun protection. The brush on sheer formula means reapplying sunscreen is a breeze, even over makeup. Kid friendly to boot as it's safe and no stinging eyes. So my son and I can both agree on it. Yay!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Angelina Jolie for Louis Vuitton Core Values Campaign

Just exquisite makeup and photo.

Shot on location in Cambodia.

Kudos to Toni G for the dreamy makeup...

photo by Annie Leibovitz

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Crazy Good Natural Lip Tint!

Tarte does it again! LipSurgence™ natural matte lip tint
"LipSurgence™ technology quickly absorbs into the skin delivering a surge of moisture on a cellular level while boosting peptides stimulate skin's own regenerative system and assist in the formation of collagen." No parabens or mineral oil either.
I adore "Hope" and "Exposed" for nude lips and "Fiery" for a red statement with a clean face! This matte version is so pretty and feels hydrating while looking super modern and fresh! I love to use matte "Lipsurgence" to contrast a dewy summer face with a swipe of gel blush.
LipSurgence™ natural matte lip stain

Friday, February 11, 2011

'In the Trees: Twin Peaks 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition' -

So damn proud, my Laura Palmer makeup lives on!
(Dead and alive!)
Clifton's Cafeteria is a rustic and iconic Northwestern themed LA kitch spot too.
Just perfect!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tom Ford Lipstick Obsession

A Valentine to yourself...
Tom Ford's fabulous luxurious red lip color.
"Cherry Lush" lips, luminous skin, a wash of eye color topped with a touch of mascara and you are set. A present to be savored.
The story goes when Tom Ford was researching the looks for "A Single Man" he loved the period lip colors and recreated them for his new line. He even wore them on himself testing for wearability, texture and color (complete with beard)! Now that's an obsession I can respect and covet.
Available at Nordstrom. $45.