Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I know putting on makeup every day seems like a waste of time, and I'd have to agree most of the time, but here are some reasons why it might be worthwhile, even if it's just a bit of tinted moisturizer, blush, and a swipe of mascara.

1)You've had 2 hours of sleep and have a pimple the size of Mt. Everest. This is exactly when you'll run into your high school, perfectly coiffed nemesis who just got back from her spa vacation. Concealer would have been a good idea on this day.
2)Picking up pizza may seem like a no makeup errand but your first or next husband could be picking up one too. Blush could be the difference between him giving you the time of day or just telling you the time.
3)All that makeup sitting in your drawer is going to go bad anyway so you might as well use it up now
4)You won't be quite as horrified/depressed when you catch a glimpse of yourself in a window

Friday, June 25, 2010


Since I don't have many food recipes to share, I'm going to share a makeup/going out in the sun recipe. Every time I go out in the sun, meaning beach or pool this is the routine. Getting your daily dose of Vitamin D is important but no need to get it all through your face.

Step 1: Apply California Baby Sunscreen all over face, even on lips
Step 2: With brush, apply Bare Escentuals which has SPF 15 all over face 
Step 3: Dust bronzer where needed (in case you're still Casper white from the sunscreen)

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Sometimes you just feel like buying something. For these moments, please don't go to Barney's, go to H&M instead. It's easy pickings at cheap prices. It'll satisfy the craving without buyer's remorse. Harvest away.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Two of my favorite girls are hosting an event, June 29th, at The Parlor, in Wellesley. Denise of Stil (quality/edgy urban apparel/accessories) and Shirley of The Parlor (best haircut in Boston) are doing good and spreading beauty in the process. See some great clothes, get a blowout...portion of donations go to KidtoKid.

Monday, June 21, 2010


My husband recently went to his 20 year high school reunion and came back talking about a classmate of his who started an organic baby product line. Uh huh. Let me guess.. she couldn't find anything out there so she decided to create her own. We've all heard this story before but then I actually tried it (the detangler is my favorite!) and it works. And unlike other products that make a lot of "natural" claims, this one really is organic which means you don't have sulphates, parabens and a whole host of other carcinogenic ingredients that you and your kids could literally live without. 

Friday, June 18, 2010


So at first I wasn't totally on board with these Sybil shoes (they're actually called Sloan but you'll get my point). They're neither boot nor sandal but a hybrid of the two. Sort of like the cashmere turtleneck sleeveless sweater. Makes no sense. But then I realized... it does. These beauties give weight when you need it but they're cool enough so you won't sweat your rear off.
I've made my pledge. Now make yours.
Sloan Shoe

Thursday, June 17, 2010


I've posted their divine goods before but now they've opened up a store on Nantucket. The owners have such great taste, you won't need your best friend's opinion or favorite stylist to help you out. Whatever you get is amazing from Isabel Harvey. And yes, YOU DO NEED IT!

19 Old South Wharf, Nantucket

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Zodiac jewelry has always been a favorite of mine. You're slyly putting on display not only your good traits but your bad as well. You're a Scorpio? Compulsive and obsessive. Libra? Indecisive and self indulgent. Leo? Pompous and bossy (well that's definitely true). Solange Azagury-Partridge zodiac rings are different and intricate and definitely make a statement. They can also come in handy when that creepy guy at the bar asks you what your sign is. Just give him the ring.

Friday, June 11, 2010


-Artistically starved makeup artist/stylist/blogger seeks full time job as pr queen, magazine grunt, photo shoot coffee girl, event planning slave
-Will travel (NYC, France, England, Italy preferred)
-18 years experience perfecting the smoky eye, 10 years experience marketing things people don't need, 38 years styling myself and those around me
-Can start immediately
-I'm serious

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Why should kids get to have all the fun? They already get to run around naked in the backyard, be chauffeured from one fun activity to the next, and eat hot dogs for dinner every night. Now that it's summer, they get the classic sailor knot bracelet too. Certain things shouldn't be brought back from childhood, like mullets and overalls, but this is one childhood treat I'm digging in to.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

CROC OF .........

You know how that sentence ends right? 
Please. Put the crocs away. For good. Unless you garden. And even then, do it sparingly. When did crocs take over flip flops as the summer shoe of choice? Oh that's right. They didn't. 

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I recently received an email letting me know I had spelled a word incorrectly on a recent post. I think I spit out my tea when I read it, I laughed so hard. I love being corrected, especially on grammar, spelling and definitely on manners. When I went to her site I found it both informative and funny and I think you will too. She can correct me anytime... for that matter, so can you.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Sometimes the outfit doesn't cut it. It's okay, but it'll barely get noticed at the soiree you're planning on attending. The only way to save this snooze dress is to bring in the clutch. Sequin Bow Clutch by Felix Rey....it's a home run.

Friday, June 4, 2010


The stripes are classic but the shape is current. Worn with flat sandals or chunky heels/booties, this dress can go from day to evening in a snap. Khaki jacket and some drop earrings and you're ready to jet. Set.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Topshop is a great resource for summer shopping. Cute stuff at reasonable prices. There's really no reason a bathing suit needs to cost $100. With so little material, how could it? Topshop offers the entire bathing suit for under $50 and they're just as cute as the pricier options. And don't forget the cover up. Keeping it cute was never easier..........or cheaper. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


At what point do you stop caring? 60? 70? 80? Please tell me it's before 80. My grandmother was incredibly vain up until her very last day which was 97. While I give her unbelievable credit for having the energy to get "done" every single day (she had her hair done the day she passed away), I also find it incredibly depressing. I look forward to a time when I can eat dessert morning, noon and night and not care about whether I'll fit in my skinny jeans or rot my teeth. I'm trying to pass on dessert now so I can live longer and then never pass on it again. But maybe I'm missing the point. Maybe we all are. Maybe I should be eating dessert every single day NOW. Who knows if I'll even make it to 90 (for the record I'm actually hoping I can stop caring at like 70). But if I never make it to that glorious, dozen donut eating a day time... will I be disappointed that I didn't indulge while I had the chance?