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Diptyque LA Pop-up

6 May

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Mother’s Day is this weekend. Got a plan? Got a gift? I’m halfway there.

If you’re in Los Angeles and planning on running over to The Grove for an easy Anthropologie find… Don’t. It’s not there anymore. Big bummer.

Rumors have Sephora moving into the bigger space, but I’m not sure if that’s accurate. They sure could use more floor space though.

What you can find at The Grove now (and through May) is a gorgeous Diptyque Pop-Up shop, right outside Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel. It’s kind of a sensorial ode to the brand’s iconic fragrance collection… but I went to visit my candle obsession: Feu de Bois. It was love at first whiff years ago. The wafting scent fills a fireplace void in my little apartment.

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The pop-up coincides with Diptyque’s latest launch—their first genderless eau de parfum. Called Eau de Minthé, it’s their interpretation of fougère (fern)—with notes of mint, patchouli, and geranium.

For myself, I found it too masculine. That said, it smelled amazing on the man next to me. Stop by for Mom or yourself and try all the distinctive scents from this exquisite Parisian fragrance house.

NOTE: Father’s Day in next month for those who plan ahead…

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xo

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Jouer Sample Sale

24 Jan

ATTENTION: Beauty lovers in the valley… and beyond! Jouer has a huge sample sale going on now in Chatsworth. Stop by and save big on makeup & skincare. Details below!

LAUNCH ALERT: Charlotte Tilbury Complexion Collection

22 Aug

LAUNCH ALERT! Charlotte Tilbury’s long-awaited Complexion Collection debuts tomorrow on CharlotteTilbury.com  and will be available in stores worldwide on September 6th. 

As a big fan of her skincare products, I’m counting the minutes to see what Charlotte does for color correction. She’s launching with two products – a concealer stick and a loose powder. Product details below.

For VIP Pre-Sale shopping, click HERE.

MAGIC AWAY LIQUID CONCEALER
Magic Away is Charlotte’s attempt at the holy grail of concealers. Available in 16 shades, this miracle stick covers skin imperfections like dark circles, pigmentation, redness & blemishes in one swipe.

This concealer is full-coverage, lasts up to 15 hours, is water resistant, and created with Elastic Second Skin Texture to mimic the look of a fresh, new complexion.

Charlotte’s Tips for Application:

  • Use the Magic Miracle Precision beauty blender applicator to blend Magic Away on top of your Magic Foundation or Light Wonder to help reduce the appearance of blemishes, redness and pigmentation.
  • Apply more to any areas which need more coverage.
  • To brighten the under-eye area, use a lighter shade of Magic Away. Tap on gently with your ring finger.

 

CHARLOTTE’S GENIUS MAGIC POWDER

A light-diffusing loose powder that blurs imperfections on the face and underneath eyes. It visibly reduces dark shadows and helps boost radiance. Lastly, Genius Magic Powder is said to help mattify and give skin a smoother appearance.

Available in three shades: light, medium & dark.

Charlotte’s Tips for Application:

  • Apply Charlotte’s Genius Magic Powder on top of Magic Foundation or Light Wonder using the Powder & Sculpt brush to mattify and smooth skin’s appearance.
  • To visibly reduce dark eye circles, use the Blender brush and tap off any excess product before applying.

 

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GTL: Beyoncé’s September Vogue Cover

20 Aug

unnamedI don’t write many Get-the-Look posts because to me it’s better to find your own. Kim & Kylie have honed their looks and they work fabulously for them… but I’m beyond tired of all the clones. Really tired of them. Only one blogger’s opinion though.

In any case, I’m making an exception today. When I find a legit beauty tip about getting a glow like Beyoncé or J.Lo, you will read it here.

Have you seen Beyoncé’s September Vogue cover? Her face is natural. Her makeup doesn’t pull focus from the huge fashion issue. It’s all her. It’s gorgeous. Beyoncé’s makeup was done by Sir John using mostly Marc Jacobs Beauty products.

The goal was to create an ethereal glow. We know Beyoncé loves that no-makeup makeup look. And while heredity can play a big part here, a glow is a relatively easy thing to fake.

“She’s all about being confident in your skin and owning your natural element. This look was all about redefining glamorous as a state of mind. We focused on enhancing her natural brows, skin and structure – and bringing out that inner glow.”

– Sir John, on Beyoncé

 

SIR JOHN’S TIPS TO GET-THE-LOOK

  • Prep skin using Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer 
  • Apply foundation on wet, moisturized skin
  • For her lit-from-within glow, use a bronzey, rose-gold finish with a 2-part highlight
    • First, he apply Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in Fantasy to the basic highpoints of your face
    • Second, use foundation slightly darker than your complexion and mix it with the same Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter to get a 3D cheek
  • To set the look, use Finish-Line Perfecting Coconut Setting Powder to create a lasting soft-matte finish

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PRO TIP: “Always avoid shimmer on the front of the face. Apply it to your angles for sexiness.”

– Sir John 

 

Marc Jacobs Beauty Retailers: Sephora, Sephora.com, Select Marc Jacobs Stores, Marcjacobsbeauty.com, Neiman Marcus, Neimanmarcus.com, and Net-A-Porter.com.

 

xo

 

Today Only: FREE Mascara!

3 Feb

 

NYX has had some really good beauty bargains in the past, but this one takes the cake-free mascara. Couldn’t help the pun. Today only, the brand is hosting a special trade-in event to celebrate their new Worth The Hype Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara.

Be among the first to bring ANY old tube of mascara (doesn’t have to be NYX) into a NYX Professional retail store in the US, and they’ll swap it out for a FREE Worth The Hype tube. YAY! Free mascara to start the weekend.

Click HERE for a list of stores.

NOTE: If you read this after Feb. 3, don’t sweat it. A new tube will only set you back $8.

xo