Thursday, September 30, 2010


This DOES NOT work
Your wedding hair and makeup should be about looking like you, only better (see far left photo). It is not the day to decide to return to 1982 and have bad prom hair (see photo on right). I see it over and over again....beautiful and natural hair, whether it's an updo or left down, gets turned into a cascade of fake stiff curls which makes the hair look dated and the bride look ridiculous. There is nothing modern or sophisticated or even pretty about hair that looks like it came off of a Madame Alexander doll. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I'm guilty. I pretty much wear the same gym outfit every single time I go to the gym. It's a rut of sorts but one I'm willing to live with. Why would I spend money on things I'm (barely) breaking a sweat in? I don't wear makeup to the gym, nor do I do my hair so why do my clothes need to change or even be cute? They don't.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Dempsey & Carroll have collaborated with style guru, Simon Doonan, to create a quirky and memorable stationery collection. But they aren't safe and not everyone will get it. (this is exactly why they're awesome)

Sunday, September 26, 2010


It's hard to get the truth these days especially when it comes to skin care. Every brand puts their spin on it and while it sounds good you never really know if it actually works until you try it. I could go on and on just like they do about what's in this little bottle but then I'd just sound like them. All I know is that I tried it for a week and noticed such a difference that I just bought it online (sorry Todd). My skin looked more refreshed, more even, more glowy. I can handle it.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Join me tomorrow, Friday, September 24 at Macy's, Northshore Mall, Stila, from 1-6. What are you waiting for?

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Let me just say I have moved heavy glass tabletops up 2 flights of stairs, in heels. I have carried babies and pushed swings at the park, in heels. I have maneuvered black ice, in the dead of winter, in heels. Today I tripped up a curb, landed on my chin, went to the hospital to get 5 stitches (real pretty), IN SNEAKERS. I'm going back to heels. Comfort does not equal safe.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I know it's beautiful out but it doesn't take that long to get some great makeup tips from Stila makeup artists. Visit Northshore Sephora, Stila, today September 18th from 12-5. Myself and 2 other lovely Stila ladies will be waiting.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Linea Pelle Double Wrap Sliced Leather Bracelet
I love cuffs but sometimes they're stiff or super heavy or just don't stay put like you want them too. Layering a bunch of bracelets is a good look but sometimes I honestly don't have the time or the energy. Problem solved. Madewell's rope bracelet. Comes in dark brown or metallic gold. One snap and you're on your way.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Blair. Serena. Chuck. Need I say more? If you think it's just for teenagers, you're probably right, but damn if those teeny boppers don't have good clothes.
Gossip Girl starts tonight. Watch it.
Sparkle Girl

Thursday, September 9, 2010

BB Squared

It was my nickname in high school. Big boobs squared. Being petite with enormous boobs is not fashionable. It's kind of a freak show. I wound up getting them reduced mostly because I was tired of the stares and because I really really loved clothing and clothing is not kind to big chested girls. Haute Couture sometimes isn't even flattering on a hanger. So although I'm practically in the flat category now (if only I had some of those boobs back!) I can relate to the larger boob girls too. Keep them supported. A little cleavage goes a long way. And pick clothes that give you a waist and add structure to your shoulders. People will notice the total you and not just the BB's.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


So the Preppy Handbook is being updated. It's called "True Prep". It probably doesn't have much of a chance of being as informative/entertaining as the original but I still want to read it. However, if your goal is to create the preppy look, but in a modern way, forget the book.... check out Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 collection instead. The skirt lengths, the fabrics, the mix of sparkle with matte. It's totally cool but seriously refined. No pink and green allowed.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Fall is coming, kids are going back to school, and your tan is about to fade. Time for some new makeup and a new look. If you're in the Boston area, hit the Sephora in the Northshore Mall this Sunday September 12. I'll be there with Stila from 12-5 ready to show you new products and new tricks.

Friday, September 3, 2010


I went to Stila training yesterday to learn about the new products. Stila has always been gorgeous, usable and wearable but now it's seriously innovative. I'll do another post on the new Correct Primer but first let's talk lashes. If I hadn't witnessed the transformation myself I wouldn't have believed it. I'm not going to get all technical on you but we are talking long, long, ridiculously long lashes that aren't clumpy or heavy. You can apply a few coats for work for respectably long, natural lashes and then reapply at night for off the charts, could be fake lashes with no clumping and no flaking (has to do with the Polymers but who cares about that right? IT JUST WORKS!) I am usually a drug store mascara girl but at $20 it's a steal.
Stila Glamoureyes Mascara,