Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Five of '09

These are just a few things I look forward to in '09

5. More blogging by Sessilee Lopez! Leave a comment..because she will answer it!

4. Being fiscally fit! Eliminating the unneccessary and budgeting. I definitely need to cut my company cafeteria expenses $10 a day for lunch...thats too too much. has been ever so helpful in allocating my expenses.. and MS Excel does just fine too.

3. 80's comebacks!
I don't mean video games and power shoulders, I mean the Supers!
Cindy in Paris Vogue's November issue, Claudia in D&G Resort and YSL Spring ads, Grace Jones' new album.
Also the return of sculpted contouring in make up ala Way Bandy and Kevin Aucoin.
Power Red pouts and volume in the crown.

2. Greening it up.
It's going to take time but the first step is B.Y.O.B- bring your own bag ( or cup).
Recently I have been putting my Yankee Swap/ White Elephant gift to use by bringing it with me everywhere. has great collapsable bags that zip- transformer in the purse!
If you bring your own bag to Trader Joes, you are entered in a drawing for a gift card off your groceries!
Some Starbucks rewards by giving you some change off for bringing your own cup.

1. The Obama's
Anyone else excited?
Plus, Thakoon ( Michelle O sported his stuff recently) has a new line in target now! Get to the store while you can as the cute skirts and dresses are sold out online.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Years Look

What look are you going to capture to ring in 2009?
I'm torn between YSL's Opium Red or a MAC bronzy gold gilded eye...

What will you be rockin' on Wednesday eve?


Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy Holidays from yours truly

I hope everyone out there is enjoying the holiday season and gearing up for a great '09.
So, what can we do to save for our lemmings in the Spring?


Here is a link to create your own Band of Outsider's Pencil Skirt.


Sunday, December 21, 2008


Thanks to, we have some collection info for NARS' Spring 2009 collection.
Some of which was displayed in NY Fashion week for Spring '09 ( Cap Vert Multiple).
Another interesting newbie to this collection- Concealer Duos! 

Concealer Duos
- Custard/ Ginger
- Praline/ Toffee
- Honey/ Vanilla

Eyeshadow Duos
- Hula Hula

Eyeshadow Singles
- Baby Girl
- Grenadines
- Night Sun

Blush Duo
-Hungry Heart

- Shringar

- Sweet Revenge

- Cap Vert

Friday, December 19, 2008

MAC and Dame Edna

Yes, I have been quite low on MAC posts..sorry kids. 
It's the "force repromotes, anniversaries and collections at break- neck speed" mentality that has caused me to pull the emergencies on MAC.
But I'm delighted to let you know that I am out of my "funk"..just for this collection thus far.

MAC and Dame Edna mix the best of my world. Beauty and Humor! 
The collection launches on Friday, December 26th to the US counters.

First off, I love the packaging, my fave color; then I love the shades, fun, vibrant colors- just up my alley! Fuschia with blue tone lipstick..its about time!

Photos:, wwd

Sunday, December 14, 2008

CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain vs. YSL Lip Marker: Round 1

                         Cover Girl Outlast Lipstain  vs.  YSL Lip Marker
Launch Date: Winter'08    Summer '03
Price: SRP $8            $24/ ebay for ~$10
Shade Selection:   10 shades           4 shades
Fave Shade: TBD            #4
Review: - something new for cg                - sold out summer of '03 
 - sold out at relaunch in fall '03
 - nice color and wearability, lasted all day.
Why? -so far so good, can't wait to try - Price!

CG Outlast Lipstain here


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Mother knows best- LTBB Survey #1

I asked my mom is she could answer some beauty related questions last week. 
Afterall, she was my inspiration into the world of noxema, then graduating to Clinique at 14 with my very own Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. She even championed me writing to Cover Girl, The Body Shop and J.A.N.E in asking why they didn't make enough foundation and powder colors for ethnic skintones. 
I am happy to report, they all answered back with mixed results 
( yes I'm talking about you J.A.N.E).
Anyway, here are the results to my survey.

Which Diva is your inspiration: Chaka, Patti or Aretha?
M: Patti

3 features you are highlighting on your face today

M: Just one MAC Smolder

What was your fragrance lemming at 13?
M: Can't recall

Your Desert Isle disk?

M: Luther Vandross' Greatest Hits

Simple Mom.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Lacroix is featured on


Gotta love those Coco B and Stella Glass