Thursday, May 30, 2013

MAC All About Orange - The New Global Super Shades

Hello my gorgeous makeup stalkers! I am so excited to share the newest collection from MAC cosmetics that is launching today..... Orange is one of the hottest shades this season and personally becoming an addiction of mine, so this collection is one I can't wait to check out. Here are all the deets:

M·A·C All About Orange
Available online May 30, 2013
Available in stores June 6, 2013 through July 22, 2013

Orange. Its vibrant energy and modern edge ignites fashion and beauty big time in Korea, Asia and the world. It’s one of the new global super shades that pops with sizzle and cool sophistication. M·A·C loves a colour with international impact and has translated the trend into a makeup collection for face, lips and nails. From Nail Lacquer in Sweet Pop to sizzling Tangerine Dream Lipstick – it’s an homage to orange.

For more information or to purchase, go to: or your local MAC store/counter! Happy Shopping my beauties!!! Xoxo 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Show mom LOVE with LUSH!

At LUSH, there is something to suit every mom and every budget, ranging from individual items to hatboxes full of luxurious products to spoil the most important lady in your life!  The best part, everything is made with the finest ingredients and essential oils, never tested on animals and has minimal preservatives and packaging – so you’re being kind to Mother Earth too! So check out these amazing items perfect for mom: 

 Mumkin bubble bar ($6.95): An adorable bubble bar designed just for mom on Mother’s Day.  Scented with a delicious, fruity, raspberry fragrance, crumble this under running water for soft pink water and masses of skin softening raspberry scented bubbles.  Vegan

Secret Garden bath bomb ($5.25): A bath with this lovely floral bomb will make mom feel like she’s in her own secret garden.  Bursting with petals that will float on the bath water and scented with roses, sweet wild orange and rosewood oils.  Plus, this one has a frothy outer layer so you’ll get bubbles AND fizz. Vegan

 CREAM OF THE CROP: a selection of innovative re-usable bubble bar wands especially for mom – all are on sticks, so they are easy to swish around the bathtub creating masses of skin softening, beautifully-scented bubbles.  Then place on the side of the tub and allow it to dry, so it’s ready to use again and again (you can get up to six baths out of each).  We suggest giving mom all three to make a gorgeous bubble bouquet.  

Mum ($9.95): Short for chrysantheMUM, this one is a yellow flower with the uplifting scent of orange, lime and juniper berries; the fragrance is reminiscent of a freshly mowed lawn.  

Mum Tulip ($8.95): As well as being a beautiful flower, tulips are also an emblem for International Women’s Day in Russia so the perfect choice really. This one is scented with a delicious chocolate orange fragrance, with grapefruit and bergamot oils to help lift the spirit, while the cocoa and tonka bring mom warmth and comfort. 

Madame Butterfly ($8.95): A pretty pink butterfly fragranced with gorgeous rose absolute and rose oil, which are also both fantastic on the skin.  There’s a hint of lemon and Egyptian geranium oil to help balance the skin, while the cocoa and shea butters will leave mom feeling smooth and soft.  Vegan

 The Dish Fairy re-usable bubble bar ($7.95): Back again this year, this solid fairy wand is unpackaged and unpreserved and will soften hands as well as clean the dishes.  Be the washing up fairy for mom this Mother’s Day and simply fill the sink with water, swirl this lemon scented washing up wand around and she’ll create lots of bubbles.   Then leave her on the side to dry and re-use again and again (she’ll last for around eight washes).  Vegan

WRAPPED AND READY TO GIVE: Can’t decide what to take home to mom?  We’re sure she’ll love one of our pre-wrapped gifts…made with love, super pampering and delightfully decadent.

 A Mother’s Day in Paradise Gift ($56.95) A bright and cheerful hatbox full of springtime goodies for mom to luxuriously pamper herself.  There are three of the limited edition Mother’s Day products, along with favorites such as Dream Cream.  She really will feel like she’s in paradise with this box of treats!  Contents: Secret Garden bath bomb; Madame Butterfly reusable bubble bar; Mumkin bubble bar; Lemony Flutter (.5oz); Dream Cream body lotion (1.6oz); Sultana of Soap, Comforter bubble bar, Ro’s Argan body conditioner (1.6oz).

Spring Tin Gift ($56.95): A fantastic tin designed by artist and designer Roman Klonek, containing a selection of uplifting, invigorating and energizing spring products to thoroughly cleanse, stimulate and invigorate the mind and body.  Contents: Avobath and Secret Garden bath bombs; Carrot re-usable bubble bar; Bright Side bubble bar; Grass shower gel; Sugar Scrub; Bohemian soap.

Happiness Gift ($42.95): What better gift for mom than a beautiful box of happiness!  This particular parcel is packed with four uplifting goodies to put a smile on mom’s face.  Contents: Each Peach massage bar (mini), Happy Hippy shower gel (3.4floz), Karma Kream (1.7oz), Whoosh shower jelly (3.4floz), Lemony Flutter (.5oz), Bohemian soap.

Lovely Gift ($29.95): A little something for all those lovely moms out there to say thank you for looking after us, with a duo of indulgent, fragrant bath goodies.  Contents: Secret Garden bath bomb; Rose Jam Bubbleroon; Rub Rub Rub shower scrub (3.4floz), Ro’s Argan body conditioner (1.6oz)

These are the perfect items to spoil that special lady that has always been there for you. For more information or to purchase, go to your local LUSH store or check their site: Happy Mother's Day and happy shopping beauties!!! Xoxo

A Mother's Day Gift Guide

Hello my beauties and welcome to my Mother's Day gift guide. Moms are such amazing people because they love us like no other and are always there to help us when we need them. It may not always be the person that gave us life that we love so much, but someone who has been there no matter what. So whether you want to do something special for your mom, grandma or some other special lady, here are some suggestions on fabulous items she may love:




(May 2013) - Show your mom you love her this Mother’s Day by signing her up for Nail Art Society’s May Kiss-n-Tell Nail Art Kit!  Not only will your mom be staying on trend with the latest in 3D Japanese nail art, but she will receive a gift that keeps on giving.  Every month for only $9.95, she’ll receive a monthly nail art kit, exclusive access to Q&A’s, video tutorials, trend reports, and tips from celebrity nail artists, bloggers and beauty insiders.
Sign your mom up by May 10,2013 and you can expect to find the following Kiss products in her May Nail Art Kit for only $9.95 ($39.94 value)!

Kiss 3D Charms (value: $5.99)
Kiss Marbleizing Pen & Polish (value: $9.99)
Kiss Nail Artist Stickers (value: $2.99)
Nail Artist Paint & Stencil Kit (value: $6.99)
Kiss Nail Dress in two styles (value: $6.99 each)

 Want your mom to be a part of this nail savvy society and stay one-step ahead of the latest nail craze?  Simply visit!

Josie Maran

Model, Mommy and Mogul, Josie Maran has an amazing line that is made with love and perfect for mom:

  What is it: This velvety, lightweight, and hydrating body butter is whipped to perfection, so you can spread the love with Josie Maran's signature ingredient--argan oil. This oil is spun into a creamy butter to help revitalize skin and restore softness while improving skin's texture. This trio of portable tubs boasts three vanilla-infused scents: Vanilla Peach, Vanilla, and Vanilla Fig.


  What is it: This set of Josie's must-have argan beautifiers for head-to-toe includes some of her cult-favorites, including travel sizes of her 100% Pure Argan Oil, Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40, Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Vanilla Apricot, and Argan Color Stick in Rosey. Also included is a full-sized tube of Josie's super-soothing high shine lip wonder, Argan High Gloss Lip Quench.


THINK: The perfect gift addition to rings and earrings for mom.

WHAT IT IS: A revolutionary quick-fix for earrings and rings to keep mom’s gift securely in place.
Are you getting your mom jewelry for Mother’s Day? BlingWraps and BlingDots from BlingGuard are the perfect way to make sure rings and earrings fit comfortably and snugly. If you don’t get her size quite right, BlingWraps make any ring into a custom fit while showing it off in style, while BlingDots take the pressure of any earring and keep them riding high. 

WHAT THEY COST: BlingWraps $14.99 (set of 30) BlingDots $14.99 (45 pairs)



THINK: Timeless scents to celebrate the start of new seasons.

WHAT THEY ARE: An intoxicating fragrances from Krigler’s debut collection, brought back just in time for spring and summer. Luxury perfume house Krigler is looking to the future by paying homage to its past with the re-launch of the first few fragrances it ever created. For spring 2013, Krigler is introducing updated fragrances of Schone Linden 05, the third fragrance in the perfume legend’s original collection from the 1900’s.

WHAT THEY COST: 1.7 oz, $185; 3.4 oz, $275

WHERE TO FIND THEM: The Plaza Hotel, One West 58th Street at The Plaza Hotel’s Concourse Level. 212.371.1122;

THINK: The woodier, muskier rendition of a regal classic.
WHAT IT IS: A sensual addition to the Oud For Highness 75 collection, inspired by the lush French Riviera. Building on the success of its captivating Oud For Highness 75, Krigler, the exclusive purveyor of luxurious, unique fragrances, now brings you Oud Azur 75212. An intoxicating, earthier, fresh take on Oud For Highness 75, Oud Azur 75212 takes its inspiration from the beguiling elegance of the French Riviera, the locale where Oud For Highness 75 was created. Oud Azur 75212 is a glorious oriental fragrance that fuses the exquisite intrigue of the Far East with the signature sophistication of the Riviera.
WHAT IT COSTS: $235 for 1.7fl.oz;  $325 for 3.4fl.oz

WHERE TO FIND: The Plaza Hotel, One West 58th Street at The Plaza Hotel’s Concourse Level. 212.371.1122;
Ralph Lauren Summer Romance

  For all Romance fans, this take on the classic brings a fresh, light scent that is perfect for the upcoming season. Perfect for the mommy that loves fragrance. For more information, go to: or check your local fragrance counter for sets. 

Skincare set Contest from Marula Beauty:

Inspire us with a photo of your Mom and share an amazing, lovely, intelligent, happy, beautiful, marvelous, favorite, memorable MOM-ent for a chance to win our NEW fabulous Marula-The Leakey Collection Gift set. Click here to enter

The ultimate luxurious hydrating oil, Marula – The Leakey Collection. This naturally soothing anti-aging facial oil hydrates, protects and rejuvenates the skin.
Benefits of Marula - The Leakey Collection
- Omega-rich with exceptional moisturizing benefits
- Fast absorbing, light, non-greasy texture
- Provides long-lasting hydration
- Naturally healing to reduce inflammation and redness
- Leaves skin soft, supple and glowing
- Can lead to noticeable improvement in skin's elasticity and firmness with consistent use
-Anti-microbial properties make it appropriate for all skin types
-50% more antioxidants than Argan oil shown in ORAC testing

Share your favorite MOM-ent for a chance to win!
Here is the long link to the app:

White Diamonds Gift Set

What better way to honor extraordinary mothers than with the gift of diamonds – White Diamonds to be exact. Like mothers, diamonds are one-of-a –kind, beautiful and deeply treasured.  That’s why the White Diamonds Elizabeth Taylor fragrance is just what mom will love this Mother’s Day. White Diamonds, created by the radiant, extraordinarily rare, and dazzlingly beautiful Elizabeth Taylor, is a special jewel of a fragrance. These diamonds that she can wear every day will remind her of the people that love her most.

The White Diamonds fragrance reflects the deep feminine warmth and classic enduring beauty of Elizabeth Taylor. This rich sensual floral fragrance contains notes of Amazon Lily, Egyptian Tuberose, Narcisse, Jasmine and Amber.  The White Diamonds Mother’s Day kit features a 3.3 fl. oz. Eau de Toilette Spray Naturel, .5 fl. oz. frosted Eau de Parfum Spray Naturel, 3.3 oz. Perfumed Body Cream and a 3.3 fl. oz. Gentle Moisturizing Body Wash.  Housed in an extravagantly beautiful golden and violet box, the White Diamonds Elizabeth Taylor gift set will give moms a touch of luxury every day.

The White Diamonds Elizabeth Taylor gift set retails for $60 ($110 value) and is available at Macy’s, and fine department stores

Laura Mercier limited edition gift sets

 Laura’s limited edition, luxurious gift sets.  Ideal for the mother who loves to travel or experiment with new scents, either of these decadent gifts will be sure to please.
·         La Petite Patisserie Eau Gourmande Fragrance Coffret, $45.00
o   A delicious trio of Laura Mercier’s best-selling gourmande fragrance sprays. This limited edition collection includes three perfectly portable Eau Gourmandes in Ambre Vanillé, Fresh Fig and Almond Coconut Milk. Mom can wear her favorite alone, or blend and layer the scents for a truly unique gourmande scent. 
·         La Petite Patisserie Travel Candle Trio, $65.00
o   A limited edition candle sampler that features three best-selling gourmande scents (Fresh Fig, Almond Coconut Milk and Crème de Pistache) in 2.5 glass votives, plus a convenient Portable Candle Carrier that’s great for travel. Indulge in the delicious luxury of your favorite scented candles while at home or on-the-go!  

For more info, check your local Laura Mercier counter or 

100% of the profits from the Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette and Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Rose Hope are donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund.  With every wear, our mothers can look in the mirror feeling especially beautiful knowing these products directly support an amazing cause.
Please find information on both products below and let me know if you would like additional information or high-res images. 


The Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette is an easy way to achieve a sun-kissed glow, and a gift that all your mothers will adore. 
This ultra-sheer, blendable and portable palette was inspired by Laura Mercier’s work with celebrity clients, who wanted a universal compact that would “wake-up” their skin. 
The Bonne Mine Palette includes:
  • 1 Bronzer Veil
  • 2 Cheek Veils
  • 2 Glow Veils 


The Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Rose Hope will help your mother achieve the perfect pout while avoiding the invasive alternatives!   
A high-shine, perfectly pigmented lip gloss with rich, long-lasting colour and brilliant shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips. Any skin tone is virtually enhanced by creating a subtle contrast in texture.
Retail Price: $24,

Fund’s Mission: The mission of the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund is to raise awareness and fund research and educational efforts that will help diagnose, treat and support women with ovarian cancer.
Why It Matters: Often called the “silent killer,” ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women.
It’s Personal: Claudia Poccia, President & CEO of the organization, lost her sister to the disease last year, and Laura Mercier has watched a dear friend battle the disease for several years. Please click on “Our Fund” to hear their personal stories.  

For more information, Check out L'Occitane's site!

 Master natural perfumers blend exotic essential oils with skin soothing botanicals for timeless expressions of nature that captivate the senses and nurture the skin. Infused with everything that's good for you and absolutely nothing that’s not, LAVANILA is changing the way you spray. 
  Pamper mom on her special day this year. Moroccanoil introduces three Mother’s Day Essentials for every hair type and texture. Well-known for performance-driven, exclusive formulas, Moroccanoil products not only leave hair naturally smooth and shiny, but also improve its condition with each use.
Inspired by the colors of the Mediterranean seaside, each limited-edition kit is beautifully presented in a compact turquoise and white striped travel bag—the perfect accessory for a weekend trip to the Hamptons or beach getaway.

For more information, check your local salon or

Mally Beauty

What is it: A revolutionary system for applying polish to your nails. Skip the nail salon and head straight for Mally's Gel Nail Polish System. Its specially formulated gel polish sets to a gorgeous, shiny finish for your nails.

So my beauties, I hope this gives you a heads up on some great gift ideas for that special woman who has made a difference in your life. Wishing all the moms a very Happy Mother's Day and stay beautiful!!! Xoxo


Monday, May 6, 2013

Get The Look!: Florence Welch At "The Great Gatsby" New York City Premiere

Hello my beauties!!! Are you ready for the summer of Gatsby? With "The Great Gatsby" premiering worldwide in a matter of days, the anticipation grows. This is set to be one of the biggest movies of the summer with the hottest soundtrack ever. Last week was the NYC premiere at Lincoln Center was buzzing with the stars. Florence Welch is featured on the movie's soundtrack and was in attendance. Her look was flawless and ethereal created by Laura Mercier's Lisa Aharon. Here are all the deets on how the look was created:

Florence Welch
“The Great Gatsby” New York City Premiere
May 1, 2013
                                                       Look by Lisa Aharon for Laura Mercier

Makeup artist Lisa Aharon created a Greta Garbo-inspired makeup look for Welch, whose song “Over the Love” is featured on the soundtrack of the upcoming movie “The Great Gatsby.” Aharon wanted to complement the matte navy fabric with a glowing complexion without taking too much attention away from the dress itself. The end result was a “balanced, pretty look.” Aharon stated, “Nothing was too overpowering; I loved the rose colored lips as much as the luminous skin and the golden eye.”  

EYES:  Aharon kept the eyes simple, but gave the outer edges a “natural kick” with faux eyelashes   

FLAWLESS FACE:  Welch’s skin looked luminous and natural

LIPS: Aharon kept the lips soft, using a rose colored shade  
Aharon first applied Laura Mercier Shimmer Lip Colour in Sandcastle ($24) onto Welch’s lips and then set the colour by applying Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Praline ($22) to the center of her lips and blending outwards. 

The Great Gatsby opens in theaters this Friday, May 10th! See you there beauties..... Xoxo

Essie 2013 Collections: Summer, Resort and Wedding

 Hello my fabulous beauty stalkers!!! I was sent the gorgeous new collections from Essie and wanted to share them with you. The weather is beautiful here in sunny Miami and I am hoping that it is getting warm wherever you are in the world. Of course with the warmer months that means fun in the sun and showing alot more skin. With that in mind, it also means flip flop and sandal season. With that in mind, there are some fabulous nail collections that will make your mani/pedi stand out and look gorgeous. Here they are:

2013 Neons Collection:

To get an amazing and vibrant color, layer blanc type under your fav shade!!!!

Naughty Nautical Summer Collection: 

2013 Wedding Collection: 

You also need to check out their new and improved nail care collection: 

The apricot cuticle oil is amazing and really helps protect and restore the nails, etc. I am in love with it and highly recommend it to keep your manicure beautiful. So I hope you check out these gorgeous new collections and products. For more information, go to:, or mass retailers and salons.  Have a colorful summer beauties!!! Xoxo

***FTC Disclosure: Products were sent to me by PR/brand for review and consideration, but all opinions are my own. My loyalty is to you the reader and I will always do my best to give honest reviews.***