Getting Holiday Party Pretty in a Pinch with Charlotte Tilbury and Blowpro

A few weeks ago, I was expected to attend a Shoe Dazzle event at The London in 2 hours but had been running all over town, makeup-free with post-spin class hair.

Well, this would not do.

But what’s a girl to do with less than 2 hours to appear showered, polished and pretty amongst the LA tastemaker elite?
Well, I headed straight to Nordstrom at The Grove to get primped and prettied by the hair experts at Blowpro and my new fave, Charlotte Tilbury.

Getting Holiday Party Pretty with Charlotte Tilbury

This might be the first time you’ve heard about Charlotte Tilbury, but I can assure you it won’t be the last. Especially not on this site. My plan is to show you each one of Charlotte’s featured looks, so you will go get this magic, er – I mean, makeup for yourself. Think Victoria’s Secret model meets screen siren, because Charlotte’s responsible for much of their makeup!

On this particular day, I opted for what has become my evening staple makeup look this season –  The Dolce Vita. La Quanna Chong, education & training director at Charlotte Tilbury, applied the Dolce Vita shadow palette ($52) and I was hooked. There’s even the best makeup tutorial I’ve seen in ages, explaining exactly how to do it at home. Best part? You get to dip your fingers into glitter!

These pretty products prettified my face, thanks to Charlotte Tilbury!

Pictured above are the products featured on me, all by Charlotte Tilbury: WonderGlow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash Primer ($52) , Dolce Vita Luxury Palette ($52), The Retoucher ($32),  Lip Lustre in Bardot Beige ($22), Cheek To Chic in The Climax ($40), Brow Lift in Brooke ($29) and Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black ($29).

Charlotte, I have not been this excited about a makeup line since Trish McEvoy in 1995 when I was 17 years old. I’m not exaggerating here, folks. Stay tuned for many a post on all of Charlotte’s products I love.

After I got all dolled up with Charlotte and La Quanna, I headed right down the aisle of Nordstrom Beauty to Blow at Nordstrom by BlowPropro.

Getting coiffed by Blow at Nordstrom by Blow Pro

Um, have you been to Blowpro? It’s a blowout bar right in Nordstrom! Heaven!! You can get your dress, grab your tights, try on some shoes, get your makeup done, and then get your hair coiffed all in under 2 hours! Perfect for busy ladies like us this holiday season!

Blow at Nordstrom by BlowPro gave me a gorgeous blowout and I walked out feeling fresh, fierce and like a million bucks…


Coiffed and all dolled up with somewhere to go!

which was just perfect for an event, where I ended up posing on a chess board.

Check. Mate. (at The London WeHo)

Check. Mate.

All dolled up with my girl, Orly Shani, from E!



BF Asks: What makeup has gotten you excited in the past?

My Current Crush: Jane Eyeshadow in Dawn – fitting, isn’t it?

Now, I know what you’re thinking.” She only has a crush on this Jane eyeshadow because of the name. Ugh. How narcissistic.” But au contraire, mon frère.

My Current Crush: Jane Cosmetics Shadow in Dawn…it's just a coincidence that it's my name, I swear!

I am crushing hard on this shadow because of its golden-coppery, highly-pigmented, long-wearing hue. This shimmering shade adds light and warmth to my eyes making them glow without looking too fiery (i.e., orange – yikes).

Jane Dawn (and me - Dawn) in the natural light of, um, afternoon. But wouldn't have it been cool if it WAS dawn?

Nope, My Current Crush: Jane Eyeshadow in Dawn ($8) is a high-performance powerhouse of a powder shadow that wears on for hours and makes your eyes pop. But the reason I love it most of all? Because at $8 a pop, you can get a bevy of these beautiful shadows without breaking the bank.

Another bonus? I love that Jane is all about giving back and supporting women. For more info about that, visit Friends of Jane.

So judge me, if you will. Go ahead and think that I just fancy this new shadow because they named it after me. Oh wait. They didn’t name it after me? Oh. Well, I still love it.

They didn't name it after me? Oh, well. I still love it!



BF Asks: What shadow is your current crush right now? 

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