Spring Obsessions

Bookmark and Share April 10th, 2011

For those of us who suffered through a freezing snowy winter, spring can’t come soon enough.  While the spring season technically started a few weeks ago, the warmer weather has yet to surface, so I like to take a little initiative and get that happy bright feeling going with a little help with some of my favorite products that are perfect for spring…

One thing that I’ve been obsessed with lately is bright shiny lips- lipglosses like Nars Angelika and Laura Mercier Bon Bon or Trish McEvoy Sheer Milan lipstick.  These colors are bright and beautiful and definitely get noticed!  With lips like these, I like to go a little lighter on my eyes.  I love using Laura Mercier’s Metallic Creme Eye Colour in Gold (this is actually my favorite eyeshadow all year) with cat-eye style eyeliner using Trish McEvoy Intense Eye Pencil in black.  For evening, Laura Mercier’s liquid liner in Gold Thread (it’s limited edition) adds gorgeous drama without adding more color.  And of course, finish with curled lashes and your favorite black mascara (mine is Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Mascara).  Nars Orgasm Illuminator adds a beautiful sheen to the tops of your cheekbones.

Once my face is ready for spring, I like to create an ambiance that smells like spring too.  I have been burning Nest’s Periwinkle Hyacinth candle every day as soon as I get home and I can’t get enough of it!  Bond No9′s newest fragrance, Madison Square Park smells like fresh flowers (though the bottle is so gorgeous that I would want it even if the perfume smelled bad!) as does L’Artisan Parfumuer La Chasse Aux Papillon.

To finish off, there are 2 looks I’m loving for nails; one is Deborah Lippmann Daytripper-the perfect coral to match the brightness of your lips, and Deborah Lippmann Nude-a great nuetral to offset the brightness of your lips! Either way, all these items combined give me the feeling that I’m enjoying a beautiful spring day and get me in a great mood!Las obsesiones de primavera
Señal y parte

Para aquellos de nosotros que han sufrido a través de un invierno cubierto de nieve de congelación, la primavera no puede llegar lo suficientemente pronto. Mientras que la temporada de primavera técnicamente comenzó hace unas semanas, el clima más cálido aún a la superficie, así que me gustaría tomar un poco de iniciativa y conseguir que sentirse feliz brillante va con un poco de ayuda con algunos de mis productos favoritos que son perfectos para la primavera …

Una cosa que he estado obsesionada últimamente con los labios es luminoso y brillante-glosses como Nars Angelika y Laura Mercier Bon Bon o Trish McEvoy lápiz labial Pura Milán. Estos colores son brillantes y hermosos y definitivamente notado conseguir! Con los labios como estos, me gusta ir un poco más ligero en mis ojos. Me encanta usar metálico Laura Mercier Crema Color de los ojos de oro (en realidad es mi sombra de ojos favoritos de todo el año) con el eyeliner estilo de ojo de gato con Trish McEvoy intenso lápiz de ojos en negro. Para la noche, delineador líquido Laura Mercier en hilo de oro (es edición limitada) agrega drama magnífico, sin añadir más color. Y, por supuesto, terminar con las pestañas rizadas y su rimel negro favorito (el mío es Laura Mercier volumen completo soplado Mascara). Nars orgasmo iluminador añade un brillo hermoso a la parte superior de los pómulos.

Una vez que mi cara está listo para la primavera, me gusta crear un ambiente que huele a primavera también. He estado quemando bígaro Nido de Jacinto vela todos los días tan pronto como llegue a casa y no puedo conseguir bastante de él! nueva fragancia Bond N º 9, el Madison Square Park huele a flores frescas (aunque la botella es tan hermosa que me quiera, incluso si el perfume olía mal!) al igual que L’Artisan Parfumuer La Chasse aux Papillon.

Para terminar, hay dos miradas que soy amante de las uñas, una es Lippmann Daytripper el ideal de coral para que coincida con el brillo de los labios de Deborah, y Deborah Lippmann Desnudo, un nuetral grandes para compensar el brillo de tus labios! De cualquier manera, todos estos elementos combinados me dan la sensación de que estoy disfrutando de un hermoso día de primavera y me de muy buen humor!

Etiquetas: Bond número 9, Deborah Lippmann, kissandmakeupny.com, L’Artisan Parfumuer, Laura Mercier, Maquillaje, seminarios, Primavera, Trish McEvoy

Travel Essentials

Bookmark and Share February 6th, 2011

Surviving winter in New York calls for a vacation away from the freezing snow and ice (even if that means going to another snowy destination to ski), and my destination of choice usually includes some warm weather and frozen drinks.  I hate being stuck on a tropical island without all the beauty essentials I need, but what I hate even more is loads of luggage taking up room in my suitcase and cluttering my hotel bathroom!  I always try to bring products that are easy to pack, easy to use, that I really can’t live without for a few days, and if they serve more than one purpose, that’s even better.

To start, my skincare routine always takes top priority.  Tracie Martyn Amla Purifying Cleanser comes in a nice, compact bottle and always keeps my skin clear, and I brought Fresh Anise Day Serum on my last trip and my skin was softer and clearer than ever (the small leak-proof packaging was definitely a plus!).  Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Eye Cream also comes in a neat little tube that fits into any bag.   Skincueticals UV Defense protects my skin from the sun and doesn’t leave me feeling greasy.  Rosebud Lip Salve completes my skincare routine because out of all my lip moisturizers, this one is the most multi-purpose-I use it on my lips, cuticles, dry hands and feet, kids cheeks, and even as an eye cream once or twice.

Next comes bath products…I love Kiehl’s Sunflower Color Preserve Shampoo and Hair Mask.  These products are sulfate-free and safe for color treated hair, but they’re also great for all hair types (kids included).  The mask leaves my hair super moisturized and does double duty as a styling product to keep my wavy hair smooth and frizz-free.  Mario Badescu Citrus Body Cleanser gently cleans and smells great, and Kiehl’s Creme de Corps (our best selling body moisturizer) comes in different sizes-the 4.2 oz  is my favorite for traveling, and I can refill it with my huge bottle at home.

I like to pack makeup that I know looks good with whatever I’m wearing, and that can be layered for more intensity for night time.  I also like to bring products that don’t need brushes-like I said, less is more.  My favorite products to bring are Trish McEvoy Flawless Concealer because it gives light coverage and has a brush tip, Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Flax evens out my lids and helps my shadow stay on longer, Laura Mercier Metallic Eye Paint in Gold is universally flattering and hands-down, my favorite eyeshadow ever (Nars Corfu is a good alternate too).  Trish McEvoy Intense Eye Pencil in Black is my new favorite black eyeliner-it’s so popular that we can hardly keep it in stock!  Add mascara and an eyelash curler and your eyes are good for wherever you need to go.  A tube of Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and Nars multiple in Riviera are all you need for your face.  As for lipgloss, I must admit I definitely can’t limit myself to one or two.  I’m a lipgloss junkie and I keep (at least)one in my makeup bag, one in every jacket pocket, purse, etc.  Nars Moonfleet comes everywhere with me, as does Laura Mercier Baby Doll.  Anything else depends on my mood and destination.

I throw all my stuff into my Stephanie Johnson makeup bags-I have all different sizes and shapes-they’re the best!  And I always keep my makeup in a smaller bag separate from everything else.  Add a Mason Pearson brush and a toothbrush and toothpaste and you’re ready to go…with plenty of room left in your suitcase for all the great stuff you can buy on your trip!!  Happy Travels!