Category: BEAUTY

Beauty Buzz

Posted on August 30th, by Melanie

I’ve added a few new items to my beauty bag and thought I would share them with you. I am a cosmetics junkie, and so I love it when I find new products that just WOW me!

A good friend of mine is a beauty buyer and let me sample Tarte’s new lip stains. If you love the cheek stain, then you will ADORE the version for your lips. I have never had anything stay on my lips as long and that are actually moisturizing.  In fact, this product has been clinically proven to moisturize lips by 6000%!!!! That is quite a statistic! I own Lust (the red shade) and it is a great natural, rosy red. It’s such a light shade of red, I really think you could wear it every day. $24 available at Sephora or at Beauty Brands

Another great Tarte product is their primer with Wrinkle Re-Wind technology.… Continue Reading

Beauty Buzz

Posted on August 30th, by Melanie

I’ve added a few new items to my beauty bag and thought I would share them with you. I am a cosmetics junkie, and so I love it when I find new products that just WOW me!

A good friend of mine is a beauty buyer and let me sample Tarte’s new lip stains. If you love the cheek stain, then you will ADORE the version for your lips. I have never had anything stay on my lips as long and that are actually moisturizing.  In fact, this product has been clinically proven to moisturize lips by 6000%!!!! That is quite a statistic! I own Lust (the red shade) and it is a great natural, rosy red. It’s such a light shade of red, I really think you could wear it every day. $24 available at Sephora or at Beauty Brands

Another great Tarte product is their primer with Wrinkle Re-Wind technology.… Continue Reading

A hat and sunglasses doesn’t quite cover it…

Posted on November 13th, by Melanie

You know how it goes, you are racing to get out the door to run an errand and you only have an hour or less before your child will throw a fit and as you pass the mirror and you see yourself. OMG. Am I going to go to the grocery store looking like this and potentially run into…an ex boyfriend? a client? an old classmate?

I have learned this lesson many times. The one time that you leave the house looking like you just rolled out of bed and threw on the clothes that were laying on top of the laundry basket is when you run into someone you know and you couldn’t be more embarrassed. I have come up with a quick, 5 minute routine that will leave you looking somewhat refreshed and polished before you walk out the door (no shower required)!!!

1.) I start with Shu Eumura’s Pro Concealer-it’s super light and smooth.… Continue Reading

A hat and sunglasses doesn’t quite cover it…

Posted on November 13th, by Melanie

You know how it goes, you are racing to get out the door to run an errand and you only have an hour or less before your child will throw a fit and as you pass the mirror and you see yourself. OMG. Am I going to go to the grocery store looking like this and potentially run into…an ex boyfriend? a client? an old classmate?

I have learned this lesson many times. The one time that you leave the house looking like you just rolled out of bed and threw on the clothes that were laying on top of the laundry basket is when you run into someone you know and you couldn’t be more embarrassed. I have come up with a quick, 5 minute routine that will leave you looking somewhat refreshed and polished before you walk out the door (no shower required)!!!

1.) I start with Shu Eumura’s Pro Concealer-it’s super light and smooth.… Continue Reading

Frisky Summer

Posted on August 3rd, by Melanie

I am definitely over my summer clothes…the maxi dresses have gotten their money’s worth, I’ve worn every tank top and even my white jeans have lost their appeal. But, the one thing I am still in love with is that tan and glow that only summer can bring. When it is still 90 degrees, you want your clothes, makeup and hair to feel light. These are all items that even when you can’t bear to put on your gladiators one more day, you will still feel fresh as you did the first day of summer.

As you have read in past blogs, I am a bit of a beauty nut. Thanks to my friend Gina, I now have a new makeup obsession…NARS. I have owned their “orgasm” blush for years, but never have tried anything else from them. I enlisted her help for the perfect summer, pink/coral shade that would be pool appropriate and that would look great for summer.

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