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Blinging Mommy: Get the Look—Glam Mom Garcelle Beauvais

Blinging Mommy: Get the Look—Glam Mom Garcelle Beauvais

A Glam Mommy with natural beauty, Garcelle Beauvais never disappoints with her red carpet looks. Her naturally flawless, carmel-toned skin, and long, shiny tresses make the perfect palette for almost any look. With side-swept hair, she rocks a clean, simplistic, yet glam look. This is a great look for a busy but Glam Mom who wants […]

Gettin’ Peachy With It — Summer Makeup Picks Redux

Gettin’ Peachy With It — Summer Makeup Picks Redux

Pink is all the rage for summer makeup.  But I'm a little over it.  Dont' get me wrong, I love pink.  Just look at my blog theme.  Pink is so girlie and cute.  But who wants to look girlie and cute all the time. Editor's note: When this post first published, I had a different […]

Spring Trend: Bright Lips

Don’t you love lips that say “Look at me!”? This this spring demands that you paint your pout in none other than the brightest and prettiest colors in beautyland.  Leona Lewis does bright red right and Rihanna rocks a pair of pink lips like no one else.  And she does a fine job with orange […]

Budget Beauty Tuesday: IMAN Cosmetics Eye Defining Powder Makes Smokey Eyes Easy

Budget Beauty Tuesday: IMAN Cosmetics Eye Defining Powder Makes Smokey Eyes Easy

Do you have a hard time creating a smokey eye? Most people do and I suppose that's why there are a million smokey eye makeup kits, video how-to's and tutorials on Youtube.  As a makeup artist, creating a smokey eye is second nature to me, but even I love shortcuts.  And I found a great […]

Budget Beauty Tuesday: Wet ‘n’ Wild Brow Kit vs Smashbox Brow Tech

I’m an eyebrow fanatic. You know the saying — every great masterpiece must have a beautiful frame.  Well, so it goes with your eyebrows.  Unless you have absolutely perfect eyebrows via genetic gifting, you can probably use a little brow assistance. Trends come and go with brows — thick, thin — but you never go […]

Monday Means Makeup: Cougar Makeup in 5 Steps

Not so long ago one of my BFF’s told me I should write a piece about makeup for “cougars.” I thought she was being funny, but she was dead serious.  She (like me) prefers her “fellas” a tad younger than her 50 years.  I’m not talking robbing the cradle, but considering statistics that women out […]

Emerald City — Green is the new Black in Makeup and Fashion

As much as I love color, I am pretty much a bore with my personal color palette for dressing. Black, black and more black.  Throw in some grey, some white and occasional red or pink and that’s it.  Over the years I suppose I adopted the basic black uniform that makeup artists tend to wear.  […]

Fall Makeup Trend 2009 — Be a Gold Digger

In an era when China is buying up all the gold it possibly can to solidly back its paper currency, those of use who are reduced to acquiring gold in the beauty aisles need to step up our game. One of the many, many makeup trends for Fall 2009 is working your personal bling style […]

Silver and Black Makeup — For my Fellow Raider Divas

Yes, this stiletto wearing, red lipstick loving girlie-girl is a die hard football fan. OAKLAND RAIDERS to be exact. Today is the Battle of the Bay and we are playing the San Francisco 49’s Forty Whiners.  (he he)  So today, there will be nary a red lipstick near these lips, it’s all about the silver […]

Flawless Face for Spring Beauty

With winter almost behind us, it’s time for she dull winter skin and put on that flawless face that radiates spring beauty. First step, shed the dead layers. Exfoliate a few times a week to lose those dead skin cells and reveal fresh new skin. My new favorite is the Microdermabrasion Paste by Rodan + […]

Stila Spring Beauty Trend #1: Pretty in Pearls

Stila Spring Beauty Trend #1:  Pretty in Pearls

Spring is almost here, and Stila has just presented its Spring 2009 makeup trends. I love all three, although they may need a little"adjustment" for different skin tones.  Look number one, pretty in pearls features a clean nude face, light shimmer eyes and a pale pink lip.  For more medium to tan tones, I would suggest trying […]

What is Blinging Beauty Anyway?

What is Blinging Beauty Anyway?

I was doing a wedding a couple months ago, and I put this amazing blush on one of the bridesmaids and it was like POW! It was instant radiance and glow.  Another bridesmaid in the party said, "Hey, I want some of that cheek bling!"   That cheek bling was none other that NARS Orgasmblush, my […]