Monthly Archives - September 2014

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Fluid Foundation: My Thoughts + Swatches of Every Shade

Above: The Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Fluid Foundation has arrived. A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Neiman Marcus Project Beauty event (discussed HERE).  Although I exercised significant restraint in my purchases, I couldn't resist procuring yet another new foundation debut, this time, from...

Bits + Bobs: 9/26/14 Edition

Above: My new iPhone 6 with leather case (similar one here from TUMI) and Tom Ford True Coral Lipstick for embellishment.  My goodness...this week was a blur!  How about for you?  My work hours were extreme and, coupled with a few blog-related meetings and extra...

Urban Decay Is Now at Nordstrom…My Curated List!

The Nordstrom beauty floor is wonderland of sorts...brimming with a cornucopia of options for beauty purveyors, the latest line to join this venerable collection is Urban Decay.  Renown for its eclectic and edgy vibe, Urban Decay features beautiful vegan and cruelty-free formulas with stalwart...

Hourglass Cosmetics Abbot Kinney Flagship Store Launch…Recap of the Brilliance

Above: Hourglass Flagship Store + Venice Beach Night Sky. Last Thursday 9/18/14, we were invited to attend the launch of the Hourglass flagship store, perfectly positioned on iconic Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice Beach, CA.  I have long praised the exquisite Hourglass line...from the Ambient...

A Charlotte Tilbury + Jouer Tuesday FOTD

Above: Key products used for my FOTD. Hello dear readers!  This Monday was a delighful blur and before I offer up a slew of new product reviews, I thought I would share a FOTD featuring new products I've been loving (and of which I am...

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate…Working from the Inside Out!

Above: Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate...harnessing the power of one's own immune system. I have made no secret of the fact that I take vitamin supplements...as an educator, I am surrounded by germs at every turn and my daily vitamin (as well as extra Vitamin...

Dior Star Foundation Review…Swatches of All Shades, Including the New Dior Star Concealer

Above: Good lighting in a bottle?  Diorskin Star Foundation in #031 Sand. Summer and fall have been incredible seasons for the release of a wealth of brilliant foundations...from Clè de Peau Beautè to Tom Ford, medium coverage formulas with lovely, skin-like finishes are having their...

Neiman Marcus Project Beauty…Musings on the Event and What I Bought

Above: The contents of my Neiman Marcus Project Beauty haul. Last Saturday, I attended Neiman Marcus Project Beauty at the Fashion Island, Newport Beach location.  Coinciding with the Beauty Event (previewed HERE...this runs now through 9/21), this was a time of brand spotlights, new product...

GUCCI Makeup Line Currently Available for Pre-Order at Neiman Marcus!!

Above: The Gucci Face Lustrous Glow Foundation. For months, those entrenched in social media have caught glimpses of the next big luxury beauty line with an iconic logo and a single moniker: GUCCI.  Today, the wait is (somewhat) over since they became available for pre-order...

Look of the Day…Shorts for Work During This Indian Summer

Above: Shorts for work...yes, they will do. We are experiencing a major Indian Summer heatwave in Southern California right now...not just marginally hot, not just relatively hot, I'm talking 100+ degrees and over 80% humidity hot!  Couple that inferno with a classroom that is not air-conditioned...