Friday, February 11, 2011

Show Us Your Life--Beauty Secrets

Show Us Your Life: Beauty Secrets

My Favorite Products

1. I love MAC Studio Fix Powder + Foundation. I also use MAC Prep and Prime Skin as a base. My skin is sooooo oily and the powder foundation works better than any other product I have found to control the dreadful shine. 

Studio Fix Powder + Foundation

Prep + Prime Skin

2. I don't really feel comfortable with blush so I always use a bronzing powder.

Lancome Star Bronzer Poudre Soleil

3. The one product I really don't think I could ever live without......Mascara......and no mascara is better than Lancome.

Lancome Hypnose Drama

4. I can use any type of cleanser to remove my makeup, but I never go to bed without Retin-A. I am so trying to stop the aging process........but nothing really seems to help.

5. I always sing the praises of La Mer Eye Concentrate. I know I have discussed this product in at least 10 different blog posts, but I LOVE IT! I have tried other cheaper products, but nothing really compares. It is soooo worth the ridiculous price.
The Eye Concentrate

6. I apply Aquaphor to my lips every night to keep them soft. I also use Aquaphor on my heels. It is a great product. I often recommend this product to patients as a first line treatment for Eczema.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment

7. I love Nivea Smooth Sensation. It makes my skin feel so soft, but it is light and non-greasy.

Nivea Smooth Sensation

8. I love Pureology hair products. They are so clean and natural.

Pureology Purevolume Shampoo

What are the beauty products you can't live without?
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wednesdays are for Weddings!

Back in Black........for Spring

My Inspiration........

For the Bride:

Vera Wang

Jasmine Couture

For the Bridesmaids:

Silk Chiffon Zadie Dress

Silk Taffeta Blakely Dress

Silk Organza Soiree Dress

For the Flowergirl:

Girls' Taffeta Contessa Dress

Girls' Taffeta Cupcake Dress

Girls' Glitter Ballet Flats

Girls' Glitter Bow Headband

The Invitation:

The Bridal Bouquet: I love the idea of adding yellow for a Spring black and white wedding.

Bridal Bouquet: The Tangled Web Creative Floral Design  

Photo By: BKB Photography

For the Ceremony:

Dianne and Adam: A Yellow Wedding in Crestwood, KY

Photo By: Todd Nichols Photography

For the Reception:

Reception Site: Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse, Brooklyn

Photo By: Maureen Davis Photography, Houston, TX

The Cake: I love this cake! However, I would like to see yellow flowers instead of white.

Photo by Mary Ellen Bartley
Cake: The Cake Atelier

Wedding Favors:

Yellow and Black Damask Favor Boxes

Show us your Spring wedding ideas........

Monday, February 7, 2011


Today, I am grateful Monday is almost over. It has definitely been a day I can't wait to forget.....

I did have an enjoyable Super Bowl Sunday yesterday, watching the game in Dad's new man room and getting to see my brother, SIL, and Carsyn---she was so cute....just laughed and smiled all day. She also seems to love football. She never takes her eyes away from a game. I am actually a Colts fan, but since they didn't make it to the Super Bowl, I was cheering for the I am glad they won!

I am also grateful to see The Bachelor will be filmed in Anguilla next week. My husband and I spent our honeymoon at Cap Juluca in Anguilla and no other trip has ever compared. It is simply the most beautiful place I have ever experienced. I hope we get to go back someday.......very soon!