At the Mercy of Mercier

I'll just say it. I've been totally enamored of every. single. Laura Mercier product I've ever sampled. Her Metallic Creme Eye Colour ($22) is no exception. I'm always game to switch from a powder to a creme in any cosmetic capacity in the name of maintaining a youthful appearance so I shrieked with glee when the the LM magical metallic creme in gold made its way to my door. It's not too thin/runny, and yet, it's delightfully blendable. The gold is sort of a taupey Veuve Clicquot shimmer. It's Continue Reading [...]

Win an Origins Organics Foaming Face Wash!

Here are the deets on the contest. So, I unwittingly created a series on BBJ of specific products weeks (Smooth Operator Week and Pour Some Sugar on Me Week) with an 80s song theme. Naturally, I must continue in that vein... but alas, I canNOT for the life of me come up with a recognizable 80s song with clean, face, or wash in the title for my next installment in the series where I plan to review the best face washes. You cannot imagine how much this embarrasses me. I take 80s music VERY seriously. Continue Reading [...]

New York Look

Not to be confused with their Look Book; New York Look is a new spin off of New York magazine with a fashion sense all its own. It chronicles Fashion Week events with gusto - this is a magazine to devour, not just taste. If you've ever attended Fashion Week or bloghop to hear all about the runway shows and the trends that emerge, this magazine is for you. New York Look provides you an insider's view backstage, front row and even atop the runway. Emerging trends, classics and unique pieces are featured Continue Reading [...]

Launch an All Out WAR on Acne with Zeno

Haven't you just had it with zits? Why are they still a part of my lifestyle? I'm 27 years old, for the love. I'm not ProActive Solution style cystic acne-ing... but I get one bad one a month and despite trying different face washes, moisturizers and treatments, nothing takes care of biz. Until I met the Zeno Pro Acne Clearing Device. Just a couple 2.5 minute treatments with this wonder tool and your pimple is kaput. Seriously. Instead of taking a week to heal, my cyclops-worthy forehead zit Continue Reading [...]

Blumarine Sequined Tunic Mini Dress

I KNOW. Can you not picture wearing this divine dress and standing on a balcony in Positano? Blumarine is my FAVORITE designer of the Fabulista Can't Afford It category. In fact, dresses like this are the reason I am a beauty expert instead of a fashion one. Even at its most expensive, beauty rarely tops $800. Fashion is infinitely more costly. This dress for instance, costs a cool $2810. For that much, you could GO to Positano. Do you see the heartbreak involved with fashion blogging? I Continue Reading [...]

Dry Skin? Shea it Ain’t So

I'm loving indie beauty prod line Skin Like Butter of late! Indie product lines are great because typically, their lotions and cremes are thicker and made of natural ingredients. Skin Like Butter is no exception. This intensive moisturizer is made with shea butter, avocado oil, jojoba oil, vitamins and more natural essentials. I like it best in the Verbena scent for my feet, knees and shins, all of which are Sahara dry in the winter months. It also comes in Lavender, Fresh Laundry and Pomegranate Continue Reading [...]

In Theory

Hi dolls! Per the request of a reader (and because I feel like branching out), I'm going to start covering some fashion as well! What's better? Not one thing. My work wardrobe is about 75% comprised of Theory pieces - they're phenomenal, last forever, coordinate with so many pieces and are just so well made. The brand is very Lynette from Desperate Housewives when she works at the ad agency. I HIGHLY recommend their suits - I have two black skirt suits - one wool basket weave, one wool/spandex Continue Reading [...]

The Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

Christine at 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic tries out the most moisturizing body scrub she’s ever seen!Savvy Skin presents Beauty Tips From LolcatsWhat’s so great about Shanghai Lily: NARS Spring 2008? Daneen at Spoiled Pretty thinks…everything!Check out the results of All Lacquered Up’s Fanatic’s Favorites Survey and see what polishes were voted the best of 2007.Get your kabuki brush ready! Makeup Moxie reviews the new Maybelline Mineral Makeup.Toya at The Life of A Ladybug tried out Prevage Continue Reading [...]

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Drop the Thin Mints: Here’s Another Way to Support Girl Scouts

There are so many mysteries. For instance, I wonder why Sweeney Todd didn't christen himself Todd Sweeney since he had a choice as that was not his original moniker. And who can guess why so many palettes are comprised of colors that work for half the population? I've never met a lip palette that housed colors that looked good on me. Until now. Enter Trish McEvoy's Be Prepared Pink Maxed Out Gloss Kit, $21. Possibly the cutest compact ever, this double decker palette squeezes a stunning spectrum Continue Reading [...]