I’m “DAWNING”: Tarte Beauty Without Boundaries 8-piece collection (On QVC Today ONLY)

Have I got a FAB, Fall find for you today! A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of attending a sneak preview party at Shutters on the Beach for Tarte’s NEW Beauty Without Boundaries 8-piece collection.

TODAY ONLY!! Grab your Tarte Beauty Without Boundaries 8-piece collection for $59.96 on QVC!

Well, today it’s out and available on QVC for ONE DAY ONLY!,  Packed with everyday essentials designed for real women and their needs, this family of products will help you achieve a subtle, glowing, polished look or a sultry, smoldering look when you want to step it up to for an oh-so-seductive at night. And it’s all only $59.96. Besides the makeup, it comes in a cute little Missoni-style chevron bag that I loved so much, I can actually carry it as a cute evening clutch.
When paired with your favorite eye shadows , you’ll have a complete look in 5 minutes flat.
Start with perfect skin by perfecting, priming and protecting with Tarte’s BB Tinted Treatment 12-hour primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30. I find with this that I don’t need to use a foundation – as this IS my foundation but it can also be worn as a primer if you crave more coverage. In the kit, comes a double-ended bamboo brush which is perfect for blending. Use the flat side of the brush to apply sheer, buildable color and use the rounded end of the brush to get into the nooks and crannies of the face where you need more precise coverage.
And my new favorite concealer of the moment is the BB tinted undereye corrector that’s included! Say bye-bye to undereye circles and uneven skintone. It evens you out instantly and it also helps reduce wrinkles while balancing skin moisture and texture.
Next, line & define your eyes and really make them pop with the Waterproof 12-Hour Inner Rim Liner. Y’all have heard me talk about how much I love lining that waterline for a perfect, pretty, polished look and this guy does the job almost effortlessly. Just glide along the upper and/or lower inner rims for instant polish and sophistication. Here’s yours truly smoldering thanks to this oh-so-sexy eyeliner!!

"Dawning" Tarte's Beauty Without Boundaries 8-piece collection

Next, pump-pump-pump it up! Well, pump up your lashes, that is!! Tarte is famous for its Lights, Camera, Flashes mascara. So whats the big deal? With just 2 coats, your lash volume will be increased by 752%. Yep, you read that correctly. With dense brushes on one side to really distribute intense color and firma-flex bristles on the other end to lengthen and separate, you’ll have perfect lashes every time.
Lastly, don’t forget tht lip. Pretty up your pout with Tarte’s brand new Lipsurgence Power Pigment in Awakening. This ethereal, neutral pink shade created a beautiful smile instantly with a pop of color and lasting moisture.
And it makes both your teeth and complexion just a bit brighter – and that is never a bad thing!
So grab Tarte’s Beauty Without Boundaries TODAY ONLY ON QVC!! It’s prettily perfect for those dull, dreary days of Fall!



BF Asks: Are you a fan of chevron for fall? 


I’M “DAWNING”…Votre Vu Palette Play in Copper

When I came back from Nashville a few weeks ago, there was no time to rest. I had to go to Rocco DeLuca’s super-cool show downtown that Friday and I needed to look cool….FAST. So I grabbed a Votre Vu Palette Play in Copper ($42) that I had been eyeing for a while in my beauty closet.

I'M "DAWNING"...Votre Vu Palette Play in Copper ($42)


I’d never tried Votre Vu shadows before – but looooove their other products – and I was a little nervous as to how the pigment would go on. Well, y’all the pigment is pretty. Divine. Rich. Majestic. And I am in love. So if you’ve seen me out and about the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen this pretty, pretty palette on my eyes.

Divine. Rich. Majestic. This pigment sure is pretty...

The perfect blend of warm and cool colors (Linen, Gilt, Copper Suede and Indigo) played together so well and were sooooo sexy that I must admit I felt a bit like Joan Collins on Dynasty. People noticed and actually asked me what the shadow was so I knew it was a keeper!

It might look a little 80s-drama-queen here but it looked sophisticated & seductive in person & in pics

They wore on all night long with no creasing or smudging. And, again, it just makes me feel a bit better that Votre Vu products are cruelty-free, free of talc, fragrance and low-cost minerals.



BF Asks: When it comes to shadow, are you a bigger fan of warm or cool shades? 

I’M LOVING…Trish McEvoy Power of Makeup Planner Collection Rose

As fall approaches, we start shifting gears from lazy, simmering summer days to jam-packed, autopilot autumn days. Between work, school, family obligations, social events and (dare-I-mention) the holidays, we barely have time to get dressed let alone get creative with our daily beauty regimen.

Thanks to Trish McEvoy’s Power of Makeup Planner Collection Rose ($158), we can step it up” without STRESSING out this Fall. This limited edition has everything you need and more – and I’M LOVING it!!

Trish McEvoy Power of Makeup Planner Rose ($158) - fabulous for fall


Just a few weeks ago, I “dawned” a day look from this collection for a meeting and then stepped it up for a BHLDN launch party at night by just adding a bit more of the Intense Gel Eyeliner in Arabian Nights as well as the Luminous Pearls Eye Shadow in Plum. Next, I touched up my nude lipstick and added a bit more of the bronzer on the cheekbones and I was out the door in 5 minutes flat!

"Dawning" Trish McEvoy Power of Makeup Planner Rose -fabulous for Fall!


Feeling ready for fall in my Trish McEvoy Power of Makeup Planner Collection Rose:

Snapping pics while "dawning" the new Trish McEvoy Power of Makeup Planner Rose at the BHLDN Launch Party at Anthropologie in Beverly Hills


You seriously have everything you need in this practical, pretty, pink planner! And the fact that it took me from day to night reminded me of my old Day-To-Night Barbie. I can’t believe I’m admitting that…

The versatility of the Trish McEvoy Power of Makeup Planner Collection Rose reminds me of another versatile "girl" I once knew back in 1984...Day to Night Barbie (don't judge)


  • Petite Makeup Planner®
  • Eye Base Essentials Bare*
  • Intense Gel Eye Liner Arabian Nights*
  • 24-Hour Eye Shadow and Liner Topaz
  • Luminous Pearls Eye Shadow Plum
  • Lash Curling Mascara
  • Instant Eye Lift*
  • Medium Refillable Double Decker Compact
  • Even Skin® Portable Foundation Shade 2*
  • Even Skin® Portable Foundation Shade 3.5*
  • Sponge
  • Petite Makeup Wardrobing® Page
  • Golden Bronzer*
  • Face Shaper Highlight 1
  • Face Shaper Blush 1
  • Translucent Finishing Powder*
  • Lip Color Sexy Nude
*Denotes deluxe travel size

Try it out this fall and see how fabulous you’ll feel!




BF Asks: Um, did you own Day to Night Barbie? Okay seriously, what fall beauty solutions do you want addressed on BF?

I’m “dawning”… NYX Jet Black Eyeliner

NYX Slide On Pencil in Jet Black ($8.00)

I have been a big fan of NYX Cosmetics for a while now. So it’s a shame that I haven’t written about my love more. So bring on the lovefest!

How do I love thee, NYX Jet Black Eyeliner? Let me count the ways.
1) The price is right. With cosmetics well under $10, these pretty products give you the most bang for your buck. 2) This liner, in particular, is a rock star while making me look like a rockstar! 3) In a short time, it’s become a makeup bag essential!


How do I line with my love? I love lining my inner rim with it and tightlining with it under my upper lash line for extra definition without the drama. It lasts and lasts for hours without smudging and – yet – will smudge for a smoky eye if that’s what you desire – read: more drama!

My NYX Slide On Pencil lasted even the jumpiest of bouncies with my friends' kiddos!

It’s definitely become a must-have in my makeup bag and, as I’m in Dallas this week, I find it on my dressing table, bathroom counter, in my purse – you name it! It’s an eye essential for a well-defined eye at a fraction of the price of most high-quality liners. Getcha’ some!

On the plane to Dallas - one thing I didn't forget to pack? My NYX Slide On Pencil in Jet Black!


BF Asks: What is your favorite eye pencil to take with you on your travels? 

I’M “DAWNING”…Lipstick Queen ‘Chinatown’ Glossy Pencil in Chase

I’M “DAWNING”…Lipstick Queen ‘Chinatown’ Glossy Pencil in Chase

For a pool party last weekend at my friend Moe’s house, I wanted a lipcolor to match my poolside ensemble – but not too pink, not too red, not too coral. I knew there was only one shade I could “dawn”:

Lipstick Queen ‘Chinatown’ Glossy Pencil in Chase!

Lipstick Queen 'Chinatown' Glossy Lip Pencil in Chase ($26)


A whimsical watermelony coral, it matched my new swimsuit and matching burlap bows perfectly!

Lipstick Queen 'Chinatown' Glossy Lip Pencil in Chase ($26)

It’s a great compromise between the bright hues of summer and the delicate pastels of spring.

Lipstick Queen 'Chinatown' Glossy Lip Pencil in Chase ($26)



I love these glossy lip pencils because they feel more like a lip balm going on than a lipcolor or gloss. And its lip balmy qualities – thanks to shea butter, vitamin E, sunflower seed oil and avocado and mango butters – leave my lips soft, soothed and moisturized! Plus, there’s no scent and the packaging is cool, sleek and fun!

Lipstick Queen 'Chinatown' Glossy Lip Pencil in Chase ($26)





BF Asks: What color is your swimsuit gonna be this summer?

I’M “DAWNING”…Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Chauvet Pont d’Arc

Right now, I can’t get enough of rich pigment on my eyes. Paired with a nude, glossy lip, smoky eyes are smoldering.

That’s why I’M “DAWNING”…Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Chauvet Pont d’Arc ($95).

Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit, Chauvet Pont d'Arc

While the price is on the luxury side, you will feel equally luxurious when you apply the shades in this kit. With a wide range of rich, pretty pigments, this kit will leave you looking and feeling as sexy as a silky nightgown.

Everyone will have a favorite shade but I’m partial to Crystalline – a silky matte, desert teal. I love pressing it into my crease giving me delicate definition, on my upper lid and smudged on the bottom lashline for a perfect smoky eye.

Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit ($95)

The other tones – which I love almost as much – are Umber (a satin-toned mauve), Ocher (a sandstone deep mustard) and Madder (a shimmering terracotta).

Fun note? Inspired by the Chauvet Cave Paintings in France – said to be the oldest in the world at 32,000 years old – and one of the most significant prehistoric art sites known to mankind which contains the earliest known cave paintings on the planet.

So make Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Chauvet Pont d’Arc ($95) your palette of choice.



BF Asks: Which shades in this palette appeal to you? 

Site Design by: Shindig Shoppe :: Site Development by: The Star Factory