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My Top Picks for Bella Magazine

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I was thrilled to be asked by Bella Magazine for my best tips and tricks and favorite products.  Enjoy!

How do you care for your hair after the summer holiday? I am very obsessed with a good hair mask! Use it once or twice a week in the shower, and it makes all the difference in the world.

How do you make your tan last longer? well, I don’t tan… way too pale! But, I know that most tanning formulations make tan extending creams. Beautisol is a favorite of mine.

What are your beauty essentials? Concealer!! I have two on me at all times. Currently loving Orlane and Laura Mercier

Whats your biggest beauty sin, if any?
Biting my nails. It is an awful habit. Just horrible.

Whats your fave scent?
I love mixing Kiehls Musk with anything vanilla.

What’s your top skincare tip? Always cleanse your face. If you are in a hurry, makeup wipes are a godsend.

Which upcoming autumn/winter beauty trends are your fave? I am always a fan of the deep berry lip.

Who gives you hair envy? Michelle Williams and her perfect pixie cut.

Any beauty gadgets you couldn’t live without?
A tweezer for any eyebrow strays.

Which products are always in your make-up bag? Concealer, a cheek and lip stain, and mascara

Who has taught you the most about beauty? My partner Mike. When you find someone who loves you unconditionally and makes you laugh than you feel beautiful all the time. He taught me alot about learning to love your flaws and just have fun!

What makes you feel glamorous? When I am cooking in the kitchen with a glass of wine in my hand.

Is there anything you would change about your looks? oh my… my height and my belly.

What products are you dying to add to your beauty bag? Anything by Kerastase haircare



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Get The Look: Selena Gomez at the Vanity Fair Party 2013

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BEAUTY BREAKDOWN:Selena Gomez at the Vanity Fair Oscar Partymakeup artist: celebrity makeup artist Jenn Streicher for tarte



  • Jenn started by prepping Selena’s skin with a few drops of tarte’s pure maracuja oil
  • Then she applied tarte’s clean slate flawless 12-hour brightening primer and BB tinted treatment 12-hour primer in medium to even out her complexion
  • Jenn used maracuja creaseless concealer to brighten under Selena’s eyes and swept a little Amazonian clay finishing powder over her entire face to finish the look
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Style Mined Best of Holiday Beauty

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The lovely ladies of Style Mined asked me to share my 8 favorite holiday eye palettes. So, I put together a list of both value sets, and a few extravagant goodies. Enjoy! 

1. Urban Decay The Basic Naked Collection

2. Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette For Eyes

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Friday Top 5 – Best Holiday Gift Sets

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1) Stila Seeing Stars Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Set: A collection of Stila’s bestselling Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liners in five shimmery metallic shades. I love every color of these powerhouse pencils! They won’t smudge, budge, or fade through holiday cheer or seasonal weather. And, they are cruelty free!

2)Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pro’s Picks Lip Tar Set: You know how much I adore OCC! This selection of shades from the artists at Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is designed not only to be ready-to-wear, but made to be mixed. This set contains: Lip Tar in Pretty Boy (super-rich fuchsia), Melange (terracotta neutral), Vintage (deep burgundy), Stalker (true blue based red), Grandma (classic coral)- Lip brush.  Another cruelty free favorite! 

3)NARS Kiss Mini Larger Than Life; Lip Gloss Coffret: This set features five Larger Than Life Lip Gloss shades. NARS glosses are some of my personal favorites, and these pinks are perfection!! This set contains:Lip Gloss in Silver Factory (aluminum glitter), Chelsea Girls (flesh-toned beige), Drella (ultra sheer hot pink), Blue Movie (pink sherbet), Myths (rosy pink) 

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Friday Top 5- Best Gift Sets Under $50

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1) Tarte 5 Piece Lip Surgence Collectors Set:  A five-piece collection of lip tints that offer stunning color and a burst of hydration. Glide on a fantastic pop of color and deliver a surge of moisture to your lips with this collection of limited-edition lip tints. I am obsessed with the newer, softer colors. 

2)Dior Diorshow New Look Set: A duo that includes Dior’s Revolutionary New Look Mascara and a Deluxe Miniature 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow in Royal Khaki. New Look 5 Couleurs in Royal Khaki was inspired by Mr. Dior’s iconic 1947 collection enhanced with four satiny, iridescent and matte shades. I will be keeping this one in my wallet!

3) Fresh Sugar Addiction Mini Lip Collection: This was the first thing I ran out and bought when the holiday sets started rolling out. These pout-perfectors are enriched with nourishing sugar, hydrating oils, antiaging vitamins, and essential year-round protection from damaging UV rays. Each universally flattering shade allows for buildable coverage to create a sheer or rich hue. This set contains:- 5 x Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Rose, Honey, Coral, Berry, Passion-

4) Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette For Eyes: A palette of a dozen eye shadow colors, hand-selected by Laura Mercier, in shimmer and matte finishes.This universal palette lets you mix, match, and be merry with endless eye looks for any occasion. The top row features a range of dark to light shimmer shades in Chocolate, African Violet, Sable, Guava, Cameo and Sunlit, while the bottom row includes light to dark matte finishes in Vanilla Nuts, Plum Smoke, Café au Lait, Coffee Ground, Deep Night, and Rich Coffee.

5) Josie Maran Moroccan Bazaar Argan Skin and Hair Kit: A set of Josie’s bestselling products for healthy skin and hair. This must-have set features Josie’s best Argan-infused essentials for lustrous skin and hair. Perfect for all skin types, including sensitive skin, this set includes Josie’s 100% Pure Argan Oil, Argan Cleansing Oil, Argan Balm, Whipped Argan Oil, Argan Hair Serum, and Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40, each in a perfectly portable travel size. The Whipped Argan Oil is my personal favorite! 

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Mature Skin Makeup Techniques by Mathias Alan

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The video above shows how to achieve a radiant and glowing makeup look for women over 50.  Hydrated skin, soft pink lips, and well defined eyes are essential and easily explained by Mathias Alan.  But, this look and the products he used are universally flattering and can be used by women of ALL ages!!  Some of my favorite products that he uses in the video include Chelsea Girls Lipgloss, Cover FX Primer and the Beauty Blender.  

His main tips include:

  • Hydrate the skin well
  • Always use cream blush to keep the cheeks looking supple
  • Curl the lashes to make the eyes look open and awake
  • Experiment with a Clarifying Pencil
  • Keep the lips natural and neutral
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Tarte Lock & Roll Eyeshadow Duo’s

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I got a new car this weekend and in honor of my new silver Toyota Rav4  I thought I’d do a quick post about  my favorite silver eyeshadow.  Lately I have been in love with all things Tarte Cosmetics.  They are a great company, and most of their products are so easy to use, and have multiple uses.  Great for women on the go, who want a no muss-no fuss makeup line.  My current love is their Lock & Roll eyeshadow duo’s.  These inventive little wands hold a waterproof cream on one end and a loose eyeshadow on the other.  The eyeshadow comes out perfectly thanks to a roller ball.  This stuff STAYS ON FOREVER!

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