Thursday, January 21, 2010

NARS Spring 2010

Things I am a sucker for...Catherine Deneuve movies and pink lipglosses.

Damn you NARS and your wiley ways!!

NARS Spring it and weep...before I buy the whole collection.

Inspired by Catherine Deneuve’s role as Lucille in La Chamade, the NARS Spring 2010 Collection features soft, sexy shades that are as elegant as they are versatile.

“I love Catherine’s makeup look in this movie,” says Fran├žois Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics who chose supermodel Amber Valletta for the campaign. “It’s very sophisticated and bourgeois in a Parisian ‘16th Arrondissement’ way. She is the perfect reference for this collection, and apropos for spring, a time to embrace color and get noticed.”

NARS Cruising Lipstick- $24
This subtle, sexy pink lipstick hue provides a sheer natural long-lasting color

NARS Lip Gloss- $24
Easy Lover-Serious luster meets sexy color in this ultra-sheer hot pink lip gloss
Ophelia- This high-shine strawberry nectar lip gloss is deliciously sweet and seductive

NARS Purple Rain Nail Polish - $16
This intensely gothic purple is a bright and audacious shade destined to become a modern classic

NARS D. Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow-$23

This dusty lilac powder eyeshadow yields just a hint of flirtation, but never misses its mark

NARS Camargue Duo Cream Eyeshadow-$32

Named for the deep, dancing, sun-cast hues found in the French river delta, this pairing of golden moss and sienna, with multi-colored reflections comes in a soft-blending, glistening cream eyeshadow formula

NARS Kuala Lumpur Duo Eyeshadow-$32

Like its Malaysian city namesake, this perfectly harmonized gold infused rose and boysenberry pairing is influenced by contrasts—rich and subtle, traditional yet modern

NARS Glitter Pencil-$24

This bright sky blue, silver glitter-infused hue delivers powerful, vibrant color that slides on smooth and remains creamy for blending

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Do the Draper

I'm *kind of* a huge fan of Mad Men.

And by that I mean that I drop everything on Sunday nights in the summer to watch.

Then race into work in the morning to flout our internet policy and read recaps all over the web.

Then spend time thinking about how uncomfortable underwear must have been back in the 60's...yet they all looked so chic., I was anxious to see January Jones walk the red carpet in all of her Betty Draper glory.

And she did not disappoint...

While I loved the black satin dress with the dramatic shoulder and headband (I know, I know, some didn't like it, but I totally did), it was her red lips that blew me away.

Since one of my resolutions was to wear more red lipstick, I combed the interwebs for a breakdown...and found one easily from Amber at Beauty Blogging Junkie.

CHANEL Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Paris...but it's not out until March.

But it will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine.....

photo from

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Golden Globes Hair

I know I'm running late but...well...blame Massachusetts.

While I'm not the fastest or even remotely the best at this, I do love a good red carpet roundup.

One of the most talked about walkers was Sofia Vergara in a grey and burgundy Carolina Herrera. Honestly...I've never seen anyone as happy to be hanging out in the rain with a munchkin like Seacrest like she was.

Heidi Klum and Kate Hudson should have been taking notes.

In addition to her fab gown, she had a hairstyle by Oscar Blandi...maker of some of the best smelling products EVER.

To create the look, Oscar primed Sofia’s wet hair with Oscar Blandi Volumizing Spray then blow-dried it and pined pieces around the crown of her head and the nape of her neck. Oscar used a medium barrel curling iron to create soft waves and finished the look with Oscar Blandi Lacca Hairspray

Oscar Blandi Volumizing Spray - $18, available at

Designed to target the root area as well as the entire style, this spray adds lift, fullness, and bounce. Oscar applied his volumizing spray before blow-drying and curling Sofia’s hair.

Oscar Blandi Lacca Hairspray - $23, available at

To finish Sofia’s look, Oscar applied his Lacca Hairspray. Combining the moisturizing powers of sugar with the shine-boosting properties of honey, this hairspray provides a soft, touchable, all-day hold. The formula boosts volume, controls frizz, adds shine, and leaves behind a subtle honeysuckle scent.

I will also say...I loved her matte rose lip...does anyone have the 411 on that?


A little roundup of tweets from my week!

Totally digging the American Apparel nail polishes, esp. Mouse, Downtown LA and Passport Blue.

The undisputed winner of the night is inner side boob. Got more screen time than Guiliana's tin foil dress.

Saturday, January 02, 2010


Ok, everyone's doing it, and I'm a sucker for peer pressure.

Ten Resolutions for 2010

Figure out Polyvore.

Wear more jewelry.

Learn to layer so I look like one of the girls in Lucky, not like Joey in the Friends ep where he wore all of Chandler's clothes.

Wear more red lipstick.

Fix my many heels which are worn down to the metal and never hear the horrible metal-on-marble noise in Rayburn again.

Seriously weed through my closet and get rid of clothes which are not third decade appropriate.

Make it to a District Sample Sale.

Avoid a sunburn.

Learn how to properly apply liquid eyeliner.

Blog more, or you know, ever.