My New Favorite Lip Product – The Lip Enhancer by Zelens

Beauty, Makeup, Skincare

Zelens Lip EnhancerZelens is one of the best skincare brands available today and recently they launched an anti-aging makeup collection that will allow us to continue with our skincare regimen 24/7.

I love my New Lip Enhancer, you can wear it alone for a hint of color or you can layer it underneath your favorite crimson.

I layered mine today and my results are picture perfect. My lips are enhanced, smooth and pouty.

$52

@Barneysnewyork.com

Friends & Family 25% Off at It Cosmetics

Beauty, Makeup

itcosmeticsWell, this sounds like the perfect time to stock up on your favorite makeup essentials, or try something completely new.

I don’t usually promote specials etc, but this is one of my favorite makeup brands and it’s worth sharing.

Happy Early Holidays!

@Itcosmetics.com

 

The Beauty Molecule by Fountain Beauty

Beauty, Lifestyle, Skincare

Fountain BeautyYou guys know by now that if a vitamin or potion promises to give me healthy skin, that I’m going to drink it, right?

I recently started taking 1 Tsp of The Beauty Molecule by Fountain Beauty.  I mix it into my morning smoothie which consists of: 1/2 banana, 3 large organic frozen strawberries, a handful or organic mixed berries and a cup of organic orange juice.  I also mix in 2 Tsp of Collagen, and some filtered water.  It doesn’t taste fattening, but the benefits in a few weeks are going to be worth it.

I’ve been drinking this concoction every morning since the beauty molecule arrived.

It’s only been a few days, but I’m in it for the long-haul.

@Fountainbeauty.com

So, what’s your beauty beverage of choice?

P.s I did lose weight drinking the Apple Cider Vinegar we talked about several posts back…it curbs your appetite and I need to go back to drinking it every morning.

A Red Lipstick to Consider: Étoffe du mat lipstick, Serge Luten

Beauty

le_rouge____l__vres_l_____toffe_du_mat_de_serge_lutens_463255083_north_545x.1If you or someone you know is planning a trip to Paris, you may want to either drop in or beg them to visit  Le Bon Marché for Serge Luten’s New red lipstick and matching lip pencil.

Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s supposed to feel and go on like velvet.

For the full scoop @en.vogue.fr

The Importance of Healthy Skin

Beauty
Caroline Issa

Caroline Issa

Ladies never under estimate the power of healthy skin.  Caroline Issa, Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea and Julia Restoin Roitfeld are living examples I try my best to emulate.

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Caroline Issa via thecoveteur.com

Why? Because as we get older we would rather be out and about exploring the world and end up shifting our priorities. Demanding careers, motherhood and the pressures of family and relationships come into play.  Not to mention self-confidence, it’s just another perk.

These thoughts came to mind today because although I’ve seen pictures of Sofia and Julia all dolled out, I rarely see photos of Caroline Issa in well applied full-blown makeup, come to think of it not many exist or get published in my online media searches.

Carolina shows us that it’s okay to walk out of our door bare-faced, or with a light BB cream and touch of crimson and not much else.

Remember that makeup is supposed to enhance our features, not cover our skin like a mask.

Personally since I had been dealing with eye issues, I’ve become accustomed to skipping mascara, I’m okay now if I’m running late and I just skip it entirely every so often.

What about you?

For the article that inspired this post @thecoveteur.com

P.s She’s one of us!

Red Red by Butter London

Beauty, Makeup

RED REDWhat can I say, I love this shade of Red Red by Butter London.  It’s a pink red and the pigment has long-lasting color.

So many times I buy a new shade of crimson only to be disappointed in the texture and lasting power.

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So if you’re looking for a lipstick that has long-lasting color, good texture and hydration you want to look at Butter London’s Moisture Matte Lipstick collection.

A few key benefits:

  • Full coverage in a velvety matte finish.
  • Specialized pigments extend colour wear.
  • Long-lasting, non-drying formula does not feather or bleed.
  • Revolutionary gel-capsule technology delivers colour and moisture for smooth, silky application and maximum comfort.
  • Triple Butter Complex for rich, creamy, lasting moisture – Mango Seed Butter, Murumuru Seed Butter, and Cupuacu Seed Butter.
  • Vitamin E and minerals smooth the lip surface for a flawless application.
  • Subtly scented with creamy vanilla.

There are 12 shades in all, one for you and every makeup junkie on your holiday list.

@Butterlondon.com

$22

City Girl in Red Lipstick – Paloma Picasso, Jewelry Designer

Lifestyle

23_picasso-theredlistI found two articles online today on the WSJ.com and  both had to do with Pablo Picasso and that caused my mind to wander.

I’ve always been an admirer of Paloma and remember having owned her signature red lipstick, known as Mon Rouge.  I decided to Google her and found this quote:

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“Red lips have become my signature, so when I don’t want to be recognized, I don’t wear it.” – Paloma Picasso

I actually find myself doing the same thing, only I also wear my Giants baseball hat.

How do you hide?

Are You Addicted to Red?

Beauty, Lifestyle, Makeup

FullSizeRenderFlipping through the latest magazines I came across this mini article in Lucky Magazine.  Naturally it caught my attention and I have to say that I spent years trying out other shades before I realized that red just suited me best.

I learned my lesson hundreds of dollars later and stick to crimson, what about you?

Ali Fedotowsky & The Men’s Health 9th Annual Urbanathlon by Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Red

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Courtesy of MICHAEL SIMON FOR STARTRAKS

Courtesy of MICHAEL SIMON FOR STARTRAKS

I’ve been a fan of Ali’s since her bachelorlette days several years ago.  I thought she was an adorable young lady and was proud of the fact that she was from San Francisco.  Nothing has changed, she’s still as adorable as ever and recently hosted Men’s Health 9th Annual Urbanathlon by Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Red.

She jumped over cabs, climbed over buses while sporting her new hairstyle and making it look effortless.

I just have to remember to watch E since she’s one of the hosts.

Here’s to Ali, Men’s Health and Polo Red!

P.s I want her sneakers.

Lady Danger & Lena Dunham

Lifestyle

LenaI’ve had a long two weeks, first it started with two book lectures.  Anita Hill and Lena Dunham.  Let’s say I walked away impressed with both women.  I also managed to read Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham and loved it.

I’m a huge admirer of good literature, although I can’t say this will become a classic, it’s definitely a good read.

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I also finally walked into my neighborhood Mac and bought Lady Danger.  I can honestly say that I loved the color, but the texture didn’t like me.  I found it too drying and not long-lasting to say the least.  It completely came off during my morning cup of green tea and I drink everything out of a straw.

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I finally took it back yesterday and vowed to never buy Mac again, I knew there was a reason why I stayed away from it.

Well, are any of you any baseball fans? Believe it or not, I’m a huge Giants fan,and I am enjoying the World Series, it’s highly stressful, because anything can happen and it’s not over yet.

So, what have you guys been up to?