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

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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.

LadyDanger

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?

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.

@Ulta.com

 

 

 

 

Your Most Radiant You! iT Cosmetics

Beauty

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

Beauty
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.

$35

The Perfect Nude – Naked by Votre Vu

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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.

@Votrevu.com

$21