Bronze Away the Winter Blues

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Bronze Away the Winter Blues

There is nothing like a good bronzer for when your skin looks pasty and white in the middle of winter! I love just popping a bronzer on my cheekbones for extra contouring and a hint of sunkissed skin. Read more here. 

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On My Desk Now: Summer Love Preview

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On My Desk Now:  Summer Love Preview

Summer is around the corner, and tons of goodies are popping up on my desk to try. It makes me yearn for the beach now! Read more here

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New + Notable: Spring Eye Palette Love

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New + Notable: Spring Eye Palette Love

I love a good palette. They just make life easier. Compact, easy to travel with, and beautiful to look at - here are three of my newest favorites. Read more here

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New + Notable: On My Desk Right Now

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New + Notable: On My Desk Right Now

There's a ton of new beauty popping up on my desk! Here are some of my favorites! Read more here

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Soft & Sweet

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While there are many bold and bright spring trends, I must say, I am always partial to the soft and sweet nude lip. I have the good fortune to have oodles and oodles of stuff sent to me by the most creative brands in the world. As I got up this morning, I was looking around for a lip color, and came upon NARS Mayflower. I don’t know when I got it, or how. I have a feeling they gave it to me in their office one day, but I LOVE this color. It was from Spring 2011’s collection and...

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Gwyneth, Nars & The Oscars

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As many of you know, I am a huge fan of NARS and a huge fan of Gwyneth Paltrow. I love how this busy mom of two keeps in shape, has glowing skin and of course, wears NARS. Her gorgeous goddess look at the Oscars came from NARS and I am running to my makeup drawers to see what I have that she used:1. PURE RADIANT TINTED MOISTURIZER $42Launching now, this is my new favorite tinted moisturizer, with SPF30. My color is Alaska.2. SUPER ORGASM ILLUMINATOR $30Have and love—just a quick dab to the cheeks and voilà—glow.3. ALHAMBRA DUO EYESHADOW...

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The High Risk Smokey Eye

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Wolf Blitzer of the Situation Room on CNN Bret Baier of Special Report on Fox News Was getting ready for White House Correspondent's dinner parties when I decided I was going to experiment and innovate with a smokey eye. Usually I use a Laura Mercier's Coffee Ground, a deep matte brown, all over my lid and in the crease for the 2-minute smokey eye. But for some reason on Saturday night I was feeling extra daring. So I pulled out my brand new NARS 15x15 palette and used 4 colors for a smokey eye. This could have easily been a...

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The March to 40

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I will be turning 40 in May. When I started bluemercury at age 29, I had none of the skin concerns I have now - hyperpigmentation, fine lines around the eyes. Here are the things I really notice between 35 and 40:1. Getting small indentation on chin. Dermatologist said that is from tensing facial muscles and loss of tiny fat deposits. Her solution: Restalyne. My solution: live with it.2. Uneven skin tone. Too many years of California sun on fair skin are starting to show. My solution: glycolic acid peels (either at bluemercury spa or Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha...

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Heart-broken

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I was traveling last week and my NARS Laguna Bronzing Powder broke into a million pieces. I didn’t realize how attached I was to this glorious bronzer, until this happened. I discovered bronzer when I was a teen – I used to use the Guerlain orange-looking one. (If you look at my pictures – I definitely have an orange tint!) There is nothing like a bronzer to give you that quick sun-kissed look. NARS Laguna is my absolute go to – the perfect hint of sun, a little glimmer, no orange. I often put it over a pinkish or coral...

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Palm Beach 4: Makeup Oldies But Goodies

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None of my typical makeup was really "working" for me in Palm Beach. My brown eyeshadows for fall were too dull. My pink matte blushes (think Nars Penny Lane) too flat. My lipsticks (Laura Mercier Rose or Bobbi Brown Tulle) too wrong. So I had to dig into my bag (I brought 5, gallon-size ziploc bags of makeup and skincare) and reset my makeup. I went back to a shadow I started wearing 8 years ago - Trish McEvoy Cashmere (although discontinued Trish Matte Eye Shadow in Heather and Glaze Eye Shadow in Rose Quartz are good equivalents). Bobbi Brown...

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