Friday, May 27, 2011

"I don't like standard beauty - there is no beauty without strangeness." -Karl Lagerfeld

Product Review: Take It Away by Estee Lauder

When it comes to makeup removers, it can be challenging to find something that effectively removes your makeup while being gentle on your skin. I have gone through many removers and have not been totally satisfied with anything I have tried. Most are strong and make my eyes water, but this product is truly wonderful. It is one of the only things I have tried that truly cleans but is also kind to my skin. To make it even better, there is no need for water. All you do is apply the lotion directly to your face and wipe it off with a tissue or cotton pad. It will leave your skin feeling clean, refreshed and amazingly soft.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Summer Nail Trends

This summer is all about brilliant brands and fun flirtatious colors. Aside from the usual pinks, reds, and nude tones, here are some striking colors that will be sure to look flawless, stay on well (we all HATE polish that chips!), and catch the eyes of people everywhere! These colors can be found in a department store or salon. The colors are "Peppermint Patty" by MAC, "I Know What Boys Like" by Deborah Lippmann,  "Lucky Lucky Lavender" by OPI and "Mimosa" by Chanel. Whether you are at the beach, out shopping or lounging by the pool, these gorgeous shades go perfectly with any summer activities you have planned!

Monday, May 16, 2011


Today we did a trial run for Kristen's wedding. It's coming up in three short weeks! I am so excited! We took a little trip to Sephora and bought a bunch of new goodies. I am totally ecstatic about the way it turned out. We used the eyelights trio by Smashbox in "Beam" along with their midnight brown cream eyeliner. I threw in a little Hoola by Benefit (a staple!) and some NARS blush (also a staple). If you want more info about the other products I used, just ask! Please enjoy this sneak preview.

Monday, May 2, 2011

My Favorite Skin Care

If you are like me, you know that the first step to flawless makeup is having gorgeous skin. Finding which products work for you can be a frustrating process. Out of all the billions of products I have tried (Proactiv, Murad, Clean and Clear, Clinique, Boscia, Nutrogena, along with many things prescribed by my dermatologist), I am going to share with you those rare gems that I have discovered and truly do love. I would recommend these to anyone with sensitive, acne prone or problem  skin.  My favorite cleanser at the moment is Shiseido's Pureness Deep Cleansing Foam. It is intended to lift dirt and oil from your pores, leaving it feeling fresh and sparkly clean. A great toner is Dermalogica's Multi-Active Toner. With ingredients like aloe and lavender, this ultra-soothing hydration will leave your skin feeling balanced and refreshed. To keep your skin moisturized and protected, try Philosophy's Hope in a Jar (I like the oil-free one). Not only will it smooth and repair your skin, but it will keep it soft and hydrated all day long. For those stubborn pimples, the spot treatment by Patricia Wexler is fabulous. These products have become my favorites over time, I hope this is helpful!