Thursday, August 28, 2008

Get Ready for New York Fashion Week!

Starting next week, from September 5th-12th New York Fashion week 
( Spring /Summer '09 season) will be taking over the city!
Fortunately, I'm here in the city and will have exclusive coverage of a designer's fashion show!
I can't reveal at the time but I can tell you that they are working with MAC. More details will follow!

Keeping you informed


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fall into Nars!

I’m in a new city and need somewhat of a new look, getting acclimated and assimilated.
Coming from SD where you are used to tanned skin, lots of bronze on cheeks and pale Playboy Bunny lip to NYC where I’m in admiration with the sophisticated au naturale look and smokey eyes that incorporate colors to complement your eyes and golden cheeks.
What SoCal lacks from NYC is ..well, the natural look. The “I woke up fab look” the “I’m not trying hard” aesthetic.

So when meeting up with a childhood friend last weekend, I was in awe of her blush and lip color choices.. all Nars. Word? Yes. Orgasm/Laguna Blush Bronzer duo.

If you read this avidly, my live for Nars has grown.
I’ve definitely have done a 45 degree turn on Nars, lately from the Nordies trendshow makeover this past June where I was pleasantly surprised with the Mustique Multiple. Next was the release of the new deep/dark oil-free and balanced foundation shades available at Sephora
Then was a mini-review of the Fall 2008 collection and when I went to test it, I was over the lipgloss Female Trouble. Why? Because it seemed very similar to Hustler and too pale and shimmery for my liking.

Regardless, I’m in love with the simplicity of the line and know I shouldn’t be spending since I have no job and am on the search for one in NYC!
But, if I can give up some restaurant dinners on the evenings and weekends – just rummage from my dad’s fridge, this will pay off.

Yesterday, I scored Plaisir and Taj Mahal blushes at C.O.Bigelow Chemist on 6th Ave by Grenwhich. I read up on how they are great for WOC from MAC_Pixie04 on and Scandalicious Beauty.

Plaisir is a dusty rose without shimmer very sheer and everyday wearable and it was 50% off (it’s being discontinued).

Taj Mahal is a burnt sienna orange with gold shimmer.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hard Candy's online sale- 75% off!

Remember back when Alicia Silverstone's favorite nailpolish was Hard Candy's Sky ? Remember it also being out of your allowance range? ( well, you can't get Jane, Covergirl and Hardcandy in the same week)

Starting now, Hard Candy's nailpolish is reduced to $1.75!  Complexion Perfection Powder $3.75

Get them online while you can@

Photo: Hard

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Givenchy's Phenomen'eyes Review

After combing Soho, Union and Harold square for Givenchy's new Phenomen'eyes mascara, I finally found it at the Sephora in Time's Square. Yes, I walked 30+ blocks for this mascara and it is definitely worth it!

Tonight, I compared phenom against my plain ol' lashes and I have to say. You can definitely wear the mascara without eyeshadow or liner, why? because the coverage of my lashes has extended beyond my lid!

Phenomen'eyes is described as  a" high-tech brush, revolutionary, patented ball made of ultraflexible elastomer".

The formula is described as" containing a polymer with a curling effect smoothes and shapes lashes, holding the curve of your lashes perfectly in place". I concur respectively.

In pics: on the left, lashes dressed in Phenomen'eyes Phenomen'Black and  to the right, bare lashes.

Sold exclusively at Sephora for $27.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More Cult of Cherry Pics

Plum du Bois Blush
Cult of Cherry Hotties

Cult of Cherry Apron.. yummy!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

MAC Cult of Cherry

Tonight I had the privilege of attending MAC Soho's Cult of Cherry unveiling.
It was a great event and the collection is unbelievable! Yes, I tend to get excited about MAC collections but this one has topped it for me this year!
The store was chock-ful ( just like the mattene) of choco-tini and cherry tarts handed out by handsome male waiters. The artists were all adorned with cute half-aprons and helped everyone with achieving different looks to pull of a new face for the fall season.

I would describe Cult of Cherry as sophisticated, sensual and powerful! The collection is the perfect blend of cherries, chocolate with accents of pink and taupe. Its like a pure choco-cherry factory of goodness.

I picked up a few products that I will be using pronto.

Creme Cerise lipstick is a warm neutral taupe, its cooler than Touch and taupier than Instinctive. It will be in my bag for the everyday neutral.

Bing Mattene is a deep eggplant color that wears great, matte but not drying at all. Since I can't pull off the all black YSL lip, this will be my substitute. Though I didn't purchase tonight, my next one will be Chock-ful, a rich chocolate color that reminds me of the mid-90's when I was trying to do the dark brown burgundy.

Blooming blush is a dusty rose and the finish is a frost. This would look great with Chock-ful as the lippie and neutral eyes.

Plum du Bois blush is a plummy brown with shimmer, the finish is frost as well and is great for every day. A close one to this is Mountain High.

Cult of Cherry will be in stores on the 19th.

Tyra celebrates Vogue Italia's All Black Issue

Special Thanks to, they posted pics of Tyra's upcoming show with all the heavy hitters in Vogue Italia's all Black issue.
Including our faves: Chanel Iman, Noemie Lenoir, Pat Cleveland, Anna van Ravenstein  and Stacey Mackenzie!


If you haven't got your issue, call your magazine source or Barnes and Noble.
I know here in NYC they are still selling them, ask to ship. Don't pay those crazy Ebay prices.

Now off to MAC for their Cult of Cherry unveiling... more posting later!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Alexander McQueen and Target?


MCQUEEN ON TARGET’S RADAR?: It looks like Alexander McQueen could be the latest designer name — and one of the most prestigious — to link up with Target’s Go International program, which showcases capsule collections by guest designers. According to industry sources, the British designer is in talks to work on a collection for the Minneapolis-based retailer. A spokeswoman for McQueen declined comment Wednesday.

If the designer does ink a deal with Target, he would join an ever-growing lineup of marquee names who have produced collections for the brand, including Luella Bartley, Alice Temperley, Proenza Schouler and Richard Chai. In addition, Anya Hindmarch and Sigerson Morrison both have collections in the pipeline for the retailer.

While McQueen launched a denim-based diffusion line, called McQ Alexander McQueen, in fall 2006, he’s not yet notched up a collaboration with a mass retailer during his career. As well as his ready-to-wear collection, McQueen designs a footwear collection for Puma and a capsule luggage collection for Samsonite’s Black Label.

Since I'm in recession mode, all my loose change will be devoted to the Coinstar just for this collection..which I will be starting in T-6 minutes.
Additionally, my future MAC purchases with the exception of Manish and Ungaro will be on hold. So yes, that means- No Comme des Garcon for H&M either. McQueen comes first.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

drip, drip, drip drip...

MAC Cosmetics Gold Fever video #3
The collection launches next month.

Video Source: Youtube

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Noir lèvres for Fall

Would you wear black lipstick or lipgloss?

I didn't really give it much thought after seeing the Fall/Winter '08 fashion shows earlier this year but it didn't dawn on me that YSL's black lips would transend to dare I say..mainstream?

Well, last year we had the black nail polish craze and could this be this the year of le noire lèvres?

In Sept, Lancome will introduce Color Fever Gloss Piha Black, a sleek black lipgloss - a first for the company ( along with Color Piha Beach ) at Bon Marché in Paris.
The darkest MAC Lipglass was the now discontinued Deceit and Christian Dior got in on the action with a black Diorific gloss shade ( also discontinued for some years now).

Anxious to try something new and avoiding looking like Tia Dalma from Pirates of the Caribbean. I tried this look out with my MAC Smolder eyeliner... and looked just like her.

But Grace Jones pulled it off in the 80's? why can't I?

We'll see, only fall can tell.

Photos: Vogue Paris