Your Beauty BFF Brushes by IT Cosmetics

Beauty, Makeup

untitledLadies, these are the 12 makeup brushes that every girl needs in her makeup bag.

They are ergonomic, and made with tender love and care.

A few features & benefits:

Ultra Luxe®, plush, cruelty-free hair
Custom cut brush heads
Great for the makeup newbie or makeup Pro

I love that the pigment of my favorite foundation or blush takes a hold on the brush and is easily diffused or blended.

FullSizeRender1They were created by IT Cosmetics exclusively for Ulta.

Available in two sets of 6, they make the perfect gift for yourself or a friend.





Your Most Radiant You! iT Cosmetics


FullSizeRender I love, love receiving beauty packages in the mail, especially when I’m not expecting them.

This morning Your Most Radiant You! arrived and I can’t wait to try the New Hello Lashes Extensions mascara, especially now that my eye issues have been resolved.

The New CC+ Radiance Ombre Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi also looks promising, it’s a natural looking shade of the prettiest pink I’ve ever seen.

There are also a few tried & true essentials like Celebration Foundation and No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner.

This is the perfect kit, I mean what else do you need to be Your Most Radiant You!

Available on QVC for one day only, while supplies last.

October 14, 2014 1-800-345-1515 beginning at midnight until 11:59PM

Red Lipstick in Fashion

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle

FullSizeRender-4Over the weekend my sister Wendy and I poured over all the European fashion magazines while we sipped iced tea.

UKBazaarThis was a ritual we began as teens and it’s something nice that we enjoy doing together.

I photographed various articles and pictures that I liked and the one element they all have in common?

FullSizeRender-3Red Lipstick, it’s a beauty staple and ladies it’s here to stay!

I love articles that continue to cover the obsession women have with crimson pouts, seems European women embrace our favorite hue more so than our American counter-parts.

Oh, well!


Close to Crimson – New LYS Rouge by Dior

Rouge Dior Baum in LYS

Rouge Dior Baum in LYS

It’s not really a true red, but it has hints of red. However all 14 shades look pretty and this lipstick is supposed to have superior hydrating benefits.

Lipstick is supposed to glide on with perfection at every stroke.

If anyone tries it before I do, do tell.


The Perfect Nude – Naked by Votre Vu


admin-ajax.phpSometimes it’s hard to find the perfect lip liner for your chosen shade of crimson, it’s either a matching shade or a nude.

I have various of each, but for one reason or another they don’t end up working the way I want.

I recently went out and bought a new red from Nars, Carmen to be exact.

My friend Dalia tried to steer me away from that color and now after wearing it a few days I realize that she was right.  The formula has a lot of black in it, wearing it with another red lip liner doesn’t help.

How did I salvage my new crimson hue?  I used Votre Vu’s  Dramatic Lip Liner in Naked as my lip liner and ladies I couldn’t be happier. The nude cut into the black and now my lips take on the hue I fell in love with.

My advice, if you’re looking for the perfect nude lip liner that literally works with everything you’re going to want to try this.  A plus is that it’s organic, so it’s good for you too.  I also love the packaging and that there are refills available.


A Red Lipstick To Consider – Under Age Red by Kat Von D



Well, I can’t say I have ever been a fan of Kat Von D.  However she does know how to create glorious color.  She recently launched a lipstick collection that includes 7 shades of red and colors we never imagined existed.


Looking at the jpgs on‘s post makes me want to walk into sephora to not only check out Under Age Red, but those pinks and nudes too.

I can’t say I would ever wear violet or navy but they sure look pretty.

What do you think?


Gucci’s Iconic Red lipstick

Beauty, Lifestyle

www.vogue.comSince I saw Charlotte Casiraghi  at the Gucci Summer 2014 I’ve wondered about her glorious shade of crimson.

Today over at Vogue there is an interview with her and she tells us what shade she was wearing and ladies, I have a feeling it’s going to be worth it.

10653502_818813621483171_7604061223431739349_nRight now, I think it’s only available through, and it’s $39, which for Gucci is reasonable.

For the interview

P.S There is a complete makeup collection available and I heard the packaging and quality was amazing.