Monday, December 28, 2009

Gear up for New Years Eve

I am not a fan of glitter in cosmetic products unless there is a bachlorette party, it's Halloween, or New Years Eve. I generally stick with drugstore brands. I hate to admit it but I have really liked the stuff I have used from Mary Kate & Ashley Olson. This year I think that I will try some sparkle from E.L.F., they have been written up everywhere lately. Any other suggestions?

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Classics are back!!!

I have to say, as a child of the eighties with a mother that adores red lipstick, the classics are back!!!! Every magazine I read has ads ever other pages with deep pigment lipstick, Pantene hair products, and Oil of Olay. I love it. My favorite is the Maybelline lipstick ads with all the shades and the dramatically beautiful models. Ahhhh...thanks Santa, this has been a great gift.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Taylor Swift

I am in love with Taylor Swift in People this month!! She looks great, is not full of tabloid mess, and writes her own songs. Beauty and brains, we should all be so lucky. Oh yeah, musical talent as well!!
Back to beauty talk, despite some people's opinions, blonds look fabulous in red! Honestly, because they look better with the low key lips, dressing is much less fuss! Stick with spare make-up fair skin ladies, NARS orgasm blush, sheer lip gloss (smahbox, NARS, Bobbi Brown, Almay, and Covergirl), great mascara (Lancome, Covergirl, and Maybelline) .
Don't be afraid to sport bold colors - just not everywhere!
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy Birthday NARS!!!

I am in love with NARS right now, OK always, but for their 15th birthday its stellar. Check out the anniversary palletes and city based collections. Shhhh...Sephora has some NARS on clearance. When I saw that it was like a saw a unicorn, unbelievable!!!
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Friday, December 18, 2009

I just got an email from my aunt showing me a preview of my holiday gift. The Avon "blockbuster" set. I am a very excited girl!!! The bath and body products could be a gamble, but they will be great for the "hunting cabin" we frequent. The pink lipgloss, skincare and mascara look very exciting. I can not wait for Santa (dressed as the UPS/FedEx/Mailman) to get here!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009 great sale on Lollia!!!

check out, RIGHT NOW!!! They have a great sale on on Lollia products. I have only been lucky enough to enjoy the decadence of Lollia through a hostess gift I received for a bridal shower but it is f'n divine! they have great mini's and soaps on sale that would make dynamite stocking stuffers! Go now!!!! Have fun!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Oprah's New Year Beauty Recommendations

I have to admit, I do not always subscribe to the O! Magazine beauty recommendations, most are really pricey and not that accessible. I think Ms. O forgets who her audience is....
Never the less, the "Best Face (and Body!) Forward" has some selections that I can stand behind. Although I am a die hard Cetaphil fan, I have several friends who swear by the Aveeno cleanser's, Oprah's editors agree they are backing the Moisturizing Cream Cleanser in the line. As far as sunscreen goes LaRoche-Posay has been touted for a while now as a leader in the industry, Oprah agrees. Eucerin Calming Body Wash is also a great procuct for the Winter months, very moisturizing. As far as a blush, the editor's of O recommend the new Benefit "One Hot Minute", I can't wait to try it!!! I have seen it in several magazines and websites, not to mention the history that Benefit has with making your skin look amazing! Ring in the New Year with some new beauty goodies. Find these products at,, and other mass retailers. Benefit products can be found at,, and

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

neiman marcus gifts with purchase

Even with the holidays so close Neiman's still has some great gifts with purchase available. Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Lancome, Kiehl's, Clinique, etc. give you the chance to give something special to someone else, or treat yourself after shopping for the one's you love. Neiman's isnt the only game in town, or online, browse around and get the most bang for your buck. While you are cruising around the web be sure to check out my facebook page, Pretty Faces. Give many any tips or feedback!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Secret Santa, Beauty Style

Sometimes the office party, ok, usually the office gift pool is crappy. Let's say that the spending limit is $20. My best bet is usually on a gift card. The "beauty" of a gift card is that you can turn around and spend it on someone else, oorrr, tuck it away for a treat for yourself. You know, after the holidays, budget gets a bit tight, and the after holiday blues have set in; until, yeah!!!! treat yourself to a little something with your card that you scored during dirty santa. Chances are, gift sets and holiday items will be on sale, treat yourself away! The "beauty" of the situation, guilt-free!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

holiday at its best

I realize that we don't have all day to surf the web for deals n steals. This is a great site to join up with, It is a member only site, aka, you get there emails. They have Stila on amazing discounts right now, really. Stila products at drugstore prices, go, go, go!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

*****Christmas glow*****

I feel like the holiday season is an oxymoron for the world of bearing skin. During the spring and summer it is expected that we all look glowing, healthy, and well tan (real or fake). We show skin that time of year, who wants to wear tanks, sundresses, and shorts glowing like casper? Not me. Here is the dilemna: inevitably we all find that fabulous holiday outfit that shows arms and/or shoulders, What to do? Self tanners are going to make your face look like the white star on top of the tree and too much of any color makes you look REALLY fake. One of my favorite solutions is the Jergens natural glow lotions. They are great because you control the color and adjust your face make-up accordingly. If you have several parties in a row indulge in a spray tan so that you do not have stress about one more thing during the holidays. Party on!
You can find Jergens lotions at drugstores and grocery stores everywhere!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday PERK-UP

With the holiday season upon us schedules are more hectic. Between families, parties, and budget concerns perhaps your sleep hours are down. I have noticed several new products on the market with caffeine. Origins has a skin energizing line that is of course, all natural, my sensitive skin tends to react badly with some of origins products; however, I LOVE their microdermabrasion system! Has anyone tried this new line? The next line I am dying to try is from Garnier, it is an energizing system that includes an eye rollerball as in previous lines. I have never tried the rollerball myself but have only heard rave reviews. Give me some feedback on any of these products. My undereye circles will thank you!

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