Secret Girl Behavior

Y’all remember the Sex and the City episode where Carrie and her friends shared their secret girl behavior; Carrie ate stacks of Ritz crackers while  reading Vogue; Charlotte examined her pores and Miranda lotioned up her hands, put on gloves and watched QVC. Well this post doesn’t go that far and honestly not sure why I’ve been reluctant to share but here goes. Just a little background, I have thin eyebrows. Almost non existent and have struggled for years with what to do. I’ve used different kinds of pencil to fill them in and while it is helpful I can’t get past the idea that I feel like a clown. But even though my eyebrows are thin, I still have to maintain what is there and  Angela King, my wonderful eyebrow expert, […]

This post is dedicated to my friend Kerri

Just got back from Spring Break. We had a great time. I truly decompressed while we were gone. I mean no cell phone for almost a week, but more about that later. So who is Kerri you ask? She is my wonderful friend who taught us lots of lessons about what not to do when getting a spray tan. Here is my/her top ten list of what not to do when getting a spray tan: Listen to the instructions. The instructions are there for a reason. If you don’t listen, disastrous results will happen. Put your palms face down. Have you ever seen someone with tan palms…no which is why your palms need to go face down. When your front has been sprayed and it is time to turn don’t put your […]

Drug Store Finds

There is something about finding makeup at the drug store for a fraction of the price of a department store that just gives me a high. Now I love some high end beauty buys but it is fun to mix it up. This weekend I found a few items at Target that I thought I would share. NYX Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown. I love this pencil. The color is great and easy to use. Easy to brush on and with the comb at the end your brows will look fabulous. Lets face it, the older we get it is harder to find a concealer that does it job by hiding the circles but doesn’t get stuck in the the fine lines that we seem to develop. Cover Girl cg smoothers concealer […]

Reentry Sucks!

Ohhh yesterday hurt… After a great time celebrating Christmas and the New Year with family and friends reentry was a bitter pill to swallow. It is nice to get back into a routine but I’m already counting down the days till Spring Break ..82 days to be exact. However my skin is in desperate need for rehydration. After a couple of weeks of too much indulgence and not enough sleep my skin looks like a steam roller ran over me. (I know the body needs some resetting too but this week is all about the skin). Particularly I’m in desperate need of hydration. I found this Face Mask by Lancome which helps add hydration while I sleep.  Lancome Energie de Vie Night Mask is an instant refresh. You can use this Lancome product […]

PSA

A little Public Service Announcement. Whenever I discover something fabulous I want to share. I have very dry skin but I hate stepping out of my hot shower to slather on lotion while I’m shivering from cold. So what is the solution…Let me tell you. Nivea In Shower Body Lotion. I’m in love with the stuff. It is one of the greatest inventions. You simply wash like you normally would then rinse off. Then grab your Nivea and slather all over and rise off and voila…you are done.  No waiting for it to dry, no down time. Genius! I personally like the Cocoa Butter because well it reminds me of being on the beach and I think it is more moisturizing. But I’m telling you I’ve been using the Nivea In Shower […]

Is it over?

OMG! Finally! I don’t think I’ve been this excited for an election to end. With neither candidate giving me a warm and fuzzy and with twenty four hour news coverage I thought I might lose it a few times. Luckily for me I had a game plan ready for election night. I’m not a big bath person. I honestly never have the time to take a bath but with a desire to take a break from the news I gathered some highly recommended bath items, my iPad to watch my new favorite Netflix series, The Crown, and became oblivious to all that was going around me. Need something for your election hangover. Here you go: Laura Mercier Souffle Body Creme.  This silky smooth crème enriches the skin with much-deserved Vitamin A and E […]

Nude?

I’m a huge fan of Bobbi Brown. I think it is because her looks are so natural and don’t look like a procession of clowns. Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is celebrating 25 years by releasing a “greatest hits” palette of 40 of it most popular nude eye shades in flat, shimmer, sparkle and metallic formulas. For day time simply wipe any of these shadows over your lids. (I’m even a fan of the shimmer for day if you don’t use a heavy hand) But for evening simply wet your liner brush to layer a more intense color along the lash line. This set is perfect for when you are running from your day job to an evening out like I’ll be doing on October 5th when I head to The Club for the […]

Hair Jewelry

Jen Atkin who has styled hair  for some of the most glamorous and trendsetting stars- Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Emma Stone, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian, Cindy Crawford, Katy Perry, and Christina Hendricks (to name a few); who BTW all have fabulous hair has now teamed up with jewelry brand Chloe + Isabel to create a 13-piece line of super-chic hair adornments. And not any run of the mill of the hair accessories but things of beauty which will even elevate that gym bun to a new level. When it is hot as blazes and you want to pull your hair back these hair accessories will allow you to remain cool and chic. Plus they will take you from day to night; to summer to fall all at a great price point. […]

Not a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Blog Post

  Ok so a little tongue in cheek but if you pull almost any blog post it is about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Don’t get me wrong it is a great sale and you should check your closet to see what you need and then go check out the sale. But last week my pocketbook took a hit.  I had my dog’s teeth cleaned which man is expensive and then to top it off it was time to register for school and pay for dance team uniforms (not mine, with a sigh of relief). So when I needed to refresh a few of my makeup items it was time to head to the drugstore. I love discovering drug store items. One I feel good about saving money and two, if I’m out […]

Summer Essentials

I know technically summer just started last week but tell that to our weatherman who has been broadcasting 90+ degrees for the last month. So here are a few essentials to make it through. Almay Oil-Free Makeup Eraser Sticks. No matter how hard I try my eyeliner still runs so I carry these in my purse whenever that happens. Q-tips infused with makeup remover? Genius! A couple of ideas. First, put these makeup eraser sticks in a small snack bag so just in case one breaks off and spills. Second, to keep my eyeliner on I dab a plain q-tip in face powder and put right under my eyeliner and it helps the eye liner not smudge as much. Skinceuticals Body Tightening Concentrate. Lets face it. Even though I exercise everyday and […]