Showing posts from May, 2012

Just a little note...(can't resist!!)

I have been locked into a self-inflicted clothing sort/purge/pack fiasco...I know I said I wouldn't be posting until I've finished, but I just couldn't resist any longer!!  I just needed to!  I feel better already!!

As I mentioned the other day, I haven't really been wearing anything on my face while I'm in closet lock-down, except to work, obvs!  Luckily I don't live near any paparazzi, so my bare face (though artfully disguised under large sunnies and a sun hat!) hasn't made the rounds in public chronicles!!

Alright, beauties, just wanted to check in.  Ooh, and I've passed 3,000 views on my blog...thank you!  Oh, and you can like my Facebook page now at .  Yes!!

Cheers to labor-intensive seasonal-clothes/too-small-kids'-clothes organization!

Hello, hiatus!

Just wanted to say hello and let you in on what I have been up to lately...reorganizing my family's clothing/laundry situation! Once I have a project on my mind it just weighs on me until I attack it. I have been avoiding it for far too long, hoping it would just go away, but you know what happens when you ignore a problem...ugh. So I have forced myself to pause in my blogging/extra curricular beauty adventures until I just get things done. I felt so preoccupied that I couldn't really get anything good down anyway, so I'm just going for it and should be back on track as my usual beauty-adventuress self in the blink of a heavily-mascaraed smokey eye!!! Cheers to beautiful-homemaking! L

QuickClips: Fast Face Refresh

Here's my super-fast way to freshen-up your makeup midday!
As usual, the kids are just fine!

Cheers to looking fab in a flash!

Tangerine Tango, or Color of the Year!

I am in LOVE with this Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Creme Lipstick!
  The Color of The Year is a special, limited-edition color collection from Sephora, featuring Pantone's color pick for 2012, Tangerine Tango, aka 17-1463.  This capsule collections contains blushes, shadows, liners, glosses, polishes and even brushes, all inspired by this bright, tangy hue.
Summer means bright lips, tips and toes, but this juicy shade makes a great alternative to a red statement lip no matter what the season.  Less-is-more beauties can still rock this color by tapping it on and blotting away the excess, or choosing the gloss version.  It is surprising how much this color warms up the face, making a lot of extra makeup unnecessary!

My summer forecast?  Super-hot, with a chance of sexy!

Cheers to Tangerine Tango,

Derbylicious Updo Tips!

This is Sally's finished hairstyle for the fabulous Kentucky Derby-themed party she attended Saturday night!  I got to go CRAZY with this style and she had NEVER gotten an updo before!!
Sally has beautiful, thick hair that just followed my every direction!  This was so much fun to create!

We tried her hat with and without her full, rocker fringe, and opted to braid it into the style instead of wearing it down.  This also gave her hat a little spot to call its own!
The braid continued around to incorporate the front right section of hair.

We had such a great time getting Sally ready for her party.  We had the appointment scheduled a month ahead of time and took a few minutes to discuss her style options at her previous appointment.  Consider these ideas to make your next updo a success: 
Wash your hair the day BEFORE and style as usual.  Fresh and clean hair is too slippery for an updo.  PLEASE do NOT go to your appointment with wet hair!  Your stylist is prepared to give you an u…

Sample Society: April Favorites

April's Sample Society shipment was a skincare winner! This is what came to my doorstep!
OSCAR BLANDI  Jasmine Oil SerumBOSCIA  Purifying Cleansing GelDDF  Amplifying ElixirMURAD  Hybrids Skin-Perfecting Primer (for acne and shine control)BY TERRY  Creme de Rose
I haven't used the Murad or the Oscar Blandi products yet.  My skin is (thankfully) not acne-prone or shiny right now, so I will be giving the Murad to a girlfriend to try, and the hair oil I will be trying in conjunction with other similar products at another time.  The goodies I have been loving are the rest!

I was really excited to try this By Terry cream (brand's founder Terry de Gunzburg was the creator of cult fave YSL Touche Eclat!)  because I have been looking for a new moisturizer since using up my Olay Microsculpting Cream. 

The cream has a mild rose scent (which I normally can't stand that smell but this is soft and dissipates quickly,) and is thick and rich without being greasy.  It says it is for…