Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CONSCIOUS COLLECTING

CONSCIOUS COLLECTING

H M beauty product
nitrolicious.com

H M beauty product
nitrolicious.com

H M beauty product
nitrolicious.com

FEELING SPRINGY

Sunday, April 6, 2014

EXPRESS LANE



I can't really believe it either. I saw these jeans and figured I'd give it a try. At this price, the risk was worth it. And was it worth it. You can choose the length (perfect for the vertically challenged) and the mid rise made it so that I can pick up a pan from the bottom cupboard and not bare my entire rear to those standing behind me. They have a great amount of stretch but give shape where they need to. I definitely am EXPRESSING my gratitude.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

HIJACKED

I want to apologize for the recent collage posts that were sent. Sparkle Junior, aka, my daughter, decided to make collages and then hit send, which apparently meant posting on this blog. ……I guess that's what happens when fathers are in charge for the day. ;-)

Friday, April 4, 2014

'TIS THE SEASON



Time to spruce up your makeup kit. Spring is a great time to add a bit of color to both your wardrobe and your makeup. Here are some fun fresh options for eyes, lips and cheeks. Brown eyes look especially great with a teal liner; light blue or green eyes radiate with a touch of shimmery beige and all skin tones can use a pop of brightly colored cheeks. Ring in the new look!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WORKIN' IT



Picking out clothes for work can be a drag. The key is to find a few functionally chic items that can be mixed and matched in several different ways. Invest in a few pairs of perfectly fitted pants, exquisitely tailored dresses and well made shoes and you're on the road to stress free mornings. The items above all work together. The shoes go with every item as do the pants. Depending on the weather, throw on your Burberry trench or your black leather jacket. No more stress….save that for the office.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ALT BRIDE




There is no law that requires brides to wear white. In fact, there are no laws at all. Wear colors, wear stripes, wear short, wear long. It's your day and it should be a dress you absolutely love…not just a dress that looks the part.

Monday, March 31, 2014

FOR REAL THIS TIME




If you haven't gotten a leather jacket yet, it's time. You know you've been thinking about it for at least a few years now and the cheap Zara version just isn't going to cut it. It's time to step it up, for real.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

DAY TO NIGHT

day to night




MOTHER blue jeans
kirnazabete.com


Sergio Rossi high heel shoes
net-a-porter.com


Paul Green black shoes
bloomingdales.com


Lanvin clip earrings
net-a-porter.com






Stila makeup
stilacosmetics.com


Stila lipstick
stilacosmetics.com

IT'S RAINING, IT'S POURING



Not sure what's happening where you are but where I'm sitting it's raining cats and dogs. 'Tis the season for rain which means raincoats. While weekend rainy days require little more than jeans and a Barbour jacket, weekday/go to work day/go to lunch day requires a bit more. Whether you buy pricey or budget-conscious, classic colored or pop of color, keep the style classic. You'll love it and will wear it forever. Here are your options.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

SPRING INTO SUMMER



Spring is here. Sort of. But cold days are still upon us and probably will be for a few more weeks. If you're in need of some transition boots here are some great picks. Isabel Marant

FEEL-GOOD FASHION

The Lucy Black by imogene+willie
If fast fashion has an antidote this would be it. Zady, an online boutique specializing in goods with integrity, partners with artisans who care about how things are made and where their materials are sourced from. These jeans by imogene+willie boasts the Handmade, High-Quality Raw Materials and Made in the U.S.A. icons that Zady posts to each item to help consumers understand what they are purchasing and more importantly, perhaps, why. Buy less but buy 'good'. It's a philosophy to dress by.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

THE BEE'S KNEES


Ugh. There's not much I like about the Kardashians but it's time to fess up about my love for their Honey Stick Lipgloss. The colors are all gorgeous (Summer Honey is a personal favorite), the texture is just right, not too slippery or too sticky, and it honestly lasts all day. Put it on at 7:00 a.m. and it will still be there at 6:00 that night. Sweet.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

SEEING RED

I had the pleasure of attending Meg Erickson's studio yesterday and purchasing one of her gorgeous leather creations. Meg, a former model and then stylist in NY and Milan, is now focusing her creative talents and eye for fashion on handcrafted leather goods. Each piece is hand cut and crafted in her studio. From clutches to wallets to satchels and totes, it was hard to decide which one to take home.
Her goods can be found at several high end boutiques from Boston to NY to California. Check out her website for further information and styles at http://www.megerickson.com.

Friday, November 1, 2013

ALL ABOUT EVE

They say as we get older we get wiser. (I sure hope so). We also deal with a few skin changes as we go along but nothing a little Wise Woman Emollient can't help out with. Formulated with a luxurious blend of essential oils that are magical for 'elegantly aging' skin.' This delicate blend provides extra skin nutrients for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, hydrating, toning the face and neck, and improving circulation for a healthy radiant glow. But the wisest part of all is its 0 rating from EWG, meaning it's practically edible. No toxicity here. Now that's smart.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

THE DOCTOR IS IN

Nothing prestigious about this beauty buy but sometimes that's just what the doctor ordered. Physicians Formula Healthy Wear Powder Foundation will set you back about $9 but that's not even the best part! It has a 1 rating by EWG (Environmental Working Group) which means it's actually good for your skin instead of being toxic for it. It has a really soft, natural finish and has an SPF of 50?! You can wear it in the summer or winter, alone or over your moisturizer or sunscreen. It comes in a portable compact so it's great to travel with (but use a brush please, no powder sponge applications.... EVER!)
Healthy indeed.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

PETAL PUSHER

 
Not to be pushy here but there really is no other color that quite tops Bobbi Brown's "Petal" Lip Gloss. It's perfect for the glowing bride, appropriate for the sweet sixteen and absolutely radiant on the more mature woman who wants a hint of color but wants to maintain her natural "less is more" look.
So Petal on down to your nearest Bobbi Brown retailer and pick one up (or two)!

Friday, May 24, 2013

ONE OF A KIND

 If you're looking for some fabulous, one of kind (truly) jewelry, then look no further. A local Prides Crossing designer is making these incredible pieces of wearable art available for sale at Chapman's Greenhouse in Beverly Farms. Wear it with a t-shirt and jeans or over your favorite little black dress...it'll be gorgeous either way. And the best part is... no one at the party will be wearing it!





Tuesday, May 14, 2013

AIRBRUSHED

When a photographer tells you she doesn't have to retouch photos because the makeup is so flawless you know you've done something right. And while I'd like to take all the credit, it was in large part due to the airbrush makeup. Airbrush makeup is misted on so it leaves a light, seamless veil of color over the skin. It also has over 18 hours of wear, is water-resistant, will not fade, melt, or rub off on clothes, but can be easily washed away with soap and water. Once Airbrush makeup is sprayed on, it dries instantly to a matte finish and does not require powder or re-applying. It's no surprise celebrities have been using this technique for applying foundation for quite a while. But don't get completely sucked in. Some skin types are better suited for it than others, mine not being one of them. So make sure when you consult with a makeup artist to ask what they feel is best for your skin. One size does not fit all.

Friday, February 15, 2013

BECAUSE YOU'RE WORTH IT

Kristina Young Photography
You just had a baby and you're not really feeling the whole beauty routine. But what about having someone else do the beauty routine for you? A professional shoot including makeup and photography to capture you and your new bundle? Makes you feel like your old and new self all in one. Beautiful.

Monday, January 7, 2013

HAVEN'T GOT A CASE

I finally got an iPhone and one of the things I was most obsessed about was to finally get a cool case. (No one makes great cases for android phones) But as I was searching cases I realized, I'm not a case girl, I'm a sleeve girl. I know it doesn't protect nearly as much but isn't that what AppleCare is for?
I found this leather sleeve by a designer out of Poland called RARAMODO. Case closed.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

LAURA'S SECRET


It's the holidays and I have a gift idea for you. Now, before you get all puritanical on me I want you to imagine how happy your husband/boyfriend/significant other would be if you gave him an entire photo album of you that looked like a Victoria Secret catalog. Yes, I kid you not, even us mere mortals can look like an "Angel" with the right amount of makeup and the right photographer. Laura Imbeault makes the process easy, tasteful and comfortable. I love working with her and so do her clients.
Top THAT, Santa.

Monday, December 3, 2012

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

You know you're supposed to eat your Omega's but you might want to start putting them on your face as well. I bought this Kiehl's concentrate a few months back and now that drier winter weather is here, I'm glad I did. Filled with essential oils it soaks in quickly and seems to replenish what mother nature takes away (damn her). If my skin is feeling particularly cranky I layer a cream on top for extra hydration. Soak it up.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

NARS-issistic

Mirror mirror on the wall...who's the fairest of them all? Why YOU of course! Especially with this new tinted moisturizer by NARS. Sheer, light, hydrating and dewy. Flawless, natural looking skin, now that's something to stare in the mirror for.