Friday, October 29, 2010


When a pretty, healthy, in shape girl tells you she makes green shakes every day and wouldn't trade her blender for anything, you want one. It doesn't matter if it's a celebrity or your gorgeous co-worker, if you think she's got "the key" you want it too. This is why I'm currently obsessed with a $400 Blendtec blender. It doesn't matter that I already have a blender.... I want THAT ONE. I'm convinced it retains the nutrients better than my current one and can pulverize kale, cilantro, limes, pineapple into something completely appetizing. The key has been passed.
Check it out on where they have everything from barstools to blenders to fancy cake plates.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Just got home from Stila Bootcamp, an intensive artistry training from only the best, of course. Perfecting the smoky eye was never more fun. If you're in the mood for some smoke, and don't want to be oversold a ton of products you'll never use (it only takes 3! Smudge Pot, Glamoureyes Mascara, Kajal pencil) you're in luck. Stila's your camp.


I'm ashamed to say it but the beauty industry lies. Yup, that's right. You heard it here first. Magazines and their "top beauty products"? Lies. (hello? advertisers? revenue?) Celebrities hawking skin creams and drugstore foundations. Lies too. Jessica Biel wears Revlon foundation about as much as I do. Never. And salespeople are the worst. Ask them what they're wearing and they'll tell you whatever they want to sell you, not what's necessarily on their face. Now I'm not saying all are like that and the girls at Sephora are top notch but there's an angle everywhere, well, except here. It's a good thing you have me around.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Looking for a great gift to give to your kids' favorite teacher? Check this out. When you purchase this limited edition t-shirt by Jones New York, 100% of the profits will go to "In the Classroom", a non profit organization supporting teachers and education. You're showing support for your teachers AND keeping them cute while doing it. How smart is that?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


You finally get your hair just where you want it but then realize your arms are jiggling. You get the arms toned but without warning, your skin's a wreck. You smooth out the face (back sleeping only) but then pull a Mommy Dearest moment on your oldest kid. Work is going great but then you piss off your best friend by giving her your real opinion and then you're miserably unhappy. It never ends. And if you think you've got it all together just wait till tomorrow. Stop striving for perfection, it's exhausting. (I say this with experience, I've been told it over and over again since I was 8) Maybe just pick one thing to get right (a "perfect" little dress) and give the rest a break. Your arms, kids, husbands and friends will thank you for it.

Monday, October 18, 2010


When did looking younger trump looking prettier? It's a scary trend that women would rather trade looking a few years younger for a prettier face overall. I mean, softening the lines is one thing but erasing them altogether? I don't appreciate looking older anymore than the next reasonably fastidious woman but I'd at least like to recognize myself in the mirror. It's a fine line between impeccable grooming and overdone obsession. Keep it real.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Makeup Makeup! Northshore Mall, MACY's Impulse, STILA, 4-8pm. See you there.

Friday, October 15, 2010


Three years ago I got these delicious Golden Goose boots from an online retailer for a client of mine. She has since said they were the best purchase she's ever made and while visiting me from New York, bought her second pair at our very own Viola Lovely. No more waiting for them to arrive in the mail, no more panic  thinking the doorman may have misplaced them. These babies are in your hand, pronto. How lovely is that?

Viola Lovely
South Hamilton, MA
Concord, MA

Thursday, October 7, 2010


So it's happened. My daughter wants to fit in. She's only 6 and yet here it is. She used to wear tutus around her neck and pair stripes with checks, stars and paisley. She liked anything with glitter and anything pink. Anything that would STAND OUT. Not anymore. I recently picked up a pair of gold sneakers for her. Not obnoxiously gold.. just slightly metallic. She said she liked them but days went by and she still hadn't worn them. I finally had to ask why. "They'll stand out too much," was her reply. Stand out too much?? Wasn't that the point? She used to hate it when people had on the same thing as her... she used to relish in her odd pairings. I guess at some point we all want to fit in, but proceed with caution. Fitting in is overrated and incredibly fashion and in life. Be a stand out instead.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Need a little inspiration for your Fall wardrobe? Feeling the need for a night out? The Northshore Mall Nordstrom's can help on both counts. This Thursday, October 7th, from 5-8 pm they are hosting a no charge event showcasing safari and military fashions... which are so on point right now. The event will include fashion shows, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, live music, free swag bags to the first 200 guests and retailer promotions.
I've fallen.


Clearly I've been blessed, yet again. Beautiful bride + talented photographer = Happy Makeup Artist.
Seriously. Funny, sweet, laid back. Is this the new bride?....Cause I like it! Keep 'em coming.
And there were so many gorgeous shots it was hard to choose, thanks to Bob Pattison of Pattison Photography. Check him out at

Friday, October 1, 2010


If you happen to be in NH, stop by. Today, Friday, 10/1, Pheasant Lane Mall, Sephora, STILA, 12-5 OR Saturday, 10/2, Northshore Mall, Sephora, STILA, 12-5. I'll be there.