Wednesday, November 19, 2014

holiday 2014 {beauty}: Bobbi Brown Scotch On The Rocks Collection

when considering beauty gifts, the brand i'd consider highly for gifting would certainly be from Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. for holiday 2014 allow me to bring your attention to the Scotch on the Rocks collection ~ a gorgeous, confident assortment of new products featuring sexy, warm matte browns, golden metallic nudes and silky rich reds. these beauties can be used to create simple yet stunning looks to complement anything you wish to wear, day or night. 

the Bobbi Brown Scotch On the Rocks Collection includes:

LE Warm Glow Eye Palette

Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Scotch

Lip Color in Sultry Red, Bordeaux, Malt Shimmer and Beige Gold Shimmer

Lip Gloss in Scarlet, Gold {glitter} and Bellini {high shimmer}

Nail Polish in Bordeaux, Scotch Shimmer and Cherry Tomato

LE Highlight Powder in Pink Glow and Bronze Glow

needless to say, this is a beyond fabulous, breathtaking collection! any beauty-loving person {including me} would be happy to receive anything {or everything} from it.

you can find the Bobbi Brown Scotch On the Rocks Collection now at all Bobbi Brown counters, including nordstrom and macy's and of course at

info, images, and video courtesy of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Monday, November 17, 2014

winter beauty: Obiqo Silky Body Butter + Smoothing Eye Cream

Obiqo skincare combines nutrient-rich sea kelp from new zealand’s pristine waters with the very finest natural marine anti-aging extracts and powerful antioxidant properties of french organic sea lavender. this beauty brand was recently introduced to me, and it was this description that caught my attention.

i've been using Silky Body Butter and Smoothing Eye Cream for a few weeks and i can't stress enough how i think you need these gems in your life. since using them, i've noticed on my skin looks better, feels amazing and they're just a treat to use!

the rich-textured Silky Body Butter really is silky and lush; it absorbs quickly, smells fabulous, and i just love it. it's perfect for using right out of the shower, but of course can be used anytime and anywhere on the body that needs moisture. i especially love applying it right before bed ~ its a guaranteed way to wake up with soft, smooth skin!

Obiqo Smoothing Eye Cream is a luxurious treat for my eyes at the end of the day {and so refreshing when used in the morning}. thanks to its gorgeous rich formula, this fragrance free, non-irritating {in my experience} cream keeps dryness and puffiness at bay. 

 i've had such a fabulous experience with Obiqo; so much so that i'm ready to try out some of their other items {like the Restoring Night Cream and the Radiant Day Cream}. and the best thing about this luxurious brand is their products are so affordable! 

you can get more info about Obiqo products at and purchase online at

products sent to me for review consideration; all opinions are based on my own experience; pics taken by me :)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Foolproof Fall Makeup from butter LONDON

bonjour, beauties! it's a pretty busy time in my life currently, and since there are no signs that things will slow down, especially with the holiday season right around the corner, saving time wherever possible is truly helpful…

so when makeup artist and butter LONDON global color ambassador Katie Jane Hughes offered some tips for a foolproof fall makeup look that anyone can achieve in about 10 minutes, i was more than happy to learn more, and of course, share the tips with you!

Katie says: "bold lips are always a fall makeup staple, but you don’t have to spend hours in front of the mirror trying to create a look that’s worthy of the red carpet. for a foolproof fall makeup look, i suggest pairing a bold lip with a soft eye." 

 follow these steps below for the perfect fall look that’s sure to get you out the door faster:
"always start with a clean base. use one of the new Scrubbers Makeup Remover Wipes to remove excess makeup or oil from the skin. apply moisturizer {like Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream} followed by foundation {Laura Mercier Silk Creme} over the T-zone and concealer {Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage} as needed. dust a bit of pressed powder over the face.

take a brown pencil, like WINK Eye Pencil in Twigged, skim the pencil around lash line and blend so it looks lived-in, like a natural smokey shadow. {tip: the striking metallic effect will look great against a matte lip!} finish with a few swipes of mascara {WINK Mascara in Union Jack Black} being sure to separate each lash.

"for a fall lip, i love matte lipstick. my current favorites are LIPPY Moisture Matte Lipstick in Old Blighty and Ruby Murray. to maximize your matte, press your finger into the lipstick bullet and dab onto a puckered lip, applying until most of the lip is covered. finish by gently pushing your lips together. if you want extra definition, use the highest point on the lipstick bullet to line lips or use a brown liner {WINK Eye Pencil in Brown Sugar ~ this product is genius, i've even used it to contour!} to blend in added color and create an ombre pout."
fall doesn’t require too much color on cheeks, but a barely there pop of color is nice. take a blush brush and lightly dab into CHEEKY Cream Blush in Ruby Murray and gently brush over the apples of your cheeks. Your skin will look fresh and natural.

for the overachievers:
if you have an extra few minutes, a liquid-lined eye is a gorgeous addition to this fall makeup look. take your liner {try WINK Matte Liquid Eyeliner in Brown Sugar} and start with the wing, working out from the edge of your lash line where the top and bottom lid meet. work up and outward and then back toward the lid. stop here if you want an Angelina Jolie inspired cat eye. if you want more of a doe-eyed Zooey Deschanel look, continue to line the length of the eye towards the inner corner.

thanks, Katie! and to you, dear beauties, i hope this info will keep your life easy and allow you to be your fabulous self in minimal time {and if you're interested, take a look at Katie's own bold lip look on Instagram}.

you can find butter LONDON at Ulta, Macy's and online at

info and images courtesy of butter LONDON

Monday, November 10, 2014

holiday 2014 {beauty}: Laura Mercier Colour Collection

the holiday season is on its way, beauties! have you seen the Laura Mercier Colour Collection? this gorgeous collection of makeup that should be considered for all the beauty lovers in your life.

let's take a look, shall we?

Into the Wild Look Book Collection {pictured above} features ultra-sheer, blendable products, this set of palettes have been inspired by Laura's work with celebrity clients, who wanted a universal compact that would "wake up" their skin and give them an immediate healthy glow. from bronzer, to cheek color, to glow, it’s easy to customize your look. contains three palettes:

*Safari Chic Palette includes 5 eye colors {Buttercream, LE Goldspun, LE Bronze Glow, Cognac, Bamboo}, 1 Face Highlighter {LE Coral Shimmer}, 1 Mini Longwear Crème Eye Pencil {Espresso}
*Jungle Chic Palette includes 5 eye colors {LE Vanilla, LE Granite, LE Asphalt, LE Brocade. LE Black Envy}, 1 Tightline Cake Eye Liner {Black Ebony}, 1 Mini Kohl Eye Pencil {Black Gold}, 1 Travel Flat Eye Liner Brush
*Tribal Chic Palette boasts 6 eye colors {LE Gold Leaf, African Violet, LE Ambre, LE Royal Pink, LE Sugarplum}, 2 Second Skin Cheek Colors {Orange Blossom, Pink Lotus}

the Luxe Travel Brush Collection {pictured above} contains 8 brushes you'll need to aid in flawless makeup application {Cheek Colour Brush, Secret Camouflage Brush, Pony Tail Brush, Crème Eye Colour Brush, Eye Crease Brush, Smudge Brush, Flat Eye Liner Brush, Angled Eye Liner Brush}. the full-sized heads have travel-friendly handle lengths and are housed in a chic, multi-purpose case.

Lip Transformer Trio {pictured above} features a color-coordinated trio of lip essentials, one for creating a perfect, pretty-in-pink look {Pink Spark} or Laura's signature red lip {Ruby Spark}. the Pink Spark set contains Mini Lip Pencil in Potpourri, Mini Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Creme Coral, LE Full Size Lip Glacé in Pink Spark; Ruby Spark set includes Mini Lip Pencil in Ruby, Mini Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Red Amour, LE Full Size Lip Glacé in Ruby Spark.

5 mini lip glacés in Pink Pop, Wildflower, Tulip, Bare Pink, and Angelic make up the Mini Glacè Collection.

Mini Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection has 6 shades {Rosegold, Amethyst, Moonlight, Copper, Khaki, Cocoa} to shadow, highlight, line and define eyes for every occasion.

Portable Colour Palette for eyes, cheeks & lips includes 3 eye shadows {Vanilla Nuts, Baroque, LE Cedar}; 1 Tightline Cake Eye Liner {in LE Ground Espresso}; 2 Second Skin Cheek Colors {Lush Nectarine and Barely Pink}; 1 Lip Glacé in LE Rosebud

what stands out to you from this collection? i'm wishing for it all under my tree {so what's new, LOL!} you can find the Laura Mercier holiday Colour Collection now on counter and online at

info and images courtesy of PR for Laura Mercier

Saturday, November 8, 2014

fall beauty: new collections from INGLOT

hope you're enjoying your weekend so far, beauties! i have some beautiful news for you {you'll definitely appreciate it if you're already a fan of the brand}...

INGLOT has launched two new collections today!

these two collections include HD Perfect Coverup Foundation, enriched with white truffle extract to keep skin balanced, and the Fall in Love collection is a grouping of new frosty, metallic shades {with romantic names like Golden Brown, Fields of Gold, Fine Pine, Silver Blues, and Rosé Mist} that will join the other beautiful shades existing in the brand's gel eyeliners, eyeshadows, and nail enamels.

take a look…

   AMC Eyeliner Gel are high intensity pigments that provide ideal coverage and rich colors after just one application. the new shades boast calm, delicate shades in the creamy and delicate long lasting formula that dries in 60 seconds to a waterproof, smudge proof, and crease proof finish.

the gorgeous new nail enamels in the new shades still provide durability and high gloss finish. i'm told the drying time is short to medium, and the formula does not contain toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate or camphor.

the INGLOT eye shadows contain special silicones and treated pigments; the new colors feature the same high lubricity and silky feel to create an easy, smooth, long lasting, and crease resistant application.

and finally, the HD Perfect Coverup Foundation is formulated with a hypoallergenic formula that promises to provide long lasting coverage, conceal discoloration and other imperfections, as well as provide a natural, flawless finish. available in 8 shades, the new skin perfecting foundations adjust to each skin tone and prevents excess shine.

so, are you excited about the new INGLOT additions? i think they look perfect for the current fall season and will certainly make the winter months absolutely beautiful! 
visit for more info

info and images courtesy of PR representing INGLOT