Celeb Beauty Collection Curator Corner: Classic BeautyFrosting Faves Sure To Make Any Woman Feel More Feminine

Look what I've got in store for you! My Classic Product Picks at Beauty Collection this month!

Beauty Collection asked me to pick my favorites as their first Celebrity Beauty Curator. But how did I decide?

Pick my beauty FAVORITES, Beauty Collection? How's a girl to decide?

It was no easy feat. After all, I have a slew of favorite beauty products I’ve accrued over the years, as a former makeup artist, celeb shopper, entertainer and beauty junkie. I decided to choose my crop of “Classic Favorites” by narrowing the scope down to the shades that correspond to my BeautyFrosting signature colors: candy pink and mint green.

Classic Faves. Pink and green. Feminine and Serene

These products are among my faves already for the sheer product quality and efficacy, but add in the beautiful packaging, and they’ve earned a lifelong favorite status in my heart, on my face…and on my vanity.

1) Darphin 8-Flower Nectar Elixir ($150): No time for a facial? Keep this guy around. I know, I know. It’s not cheap. But an oil this luxurious just can’t be cheap! From one of my favorite French beauty companies – Darphin – who never does me wrong, this oil is worth every cent. A rich elixir that revitalizes dull skin, while smoothing, firming and renewing it – it does it all while imparting a deep natural glow.  For my dry skin, I like to put a few drops on every night, prior to applying my eye cream and a rich night cream.

2) Fusion Beauty – Lip Fusion Infatuation – La Lip Jolie ($29): My favorite lipgloss of all time. Yes, seriously. This gloss plumps, fattens and moisturizes lips, all while leaving you with a sexy, supple, Victoria’s Secret model-like, baby pink-meets-nude pout. As for that dreadful tingle that most plumping glosses torture us with? Not this pretty thing. All you’re left with is a mild pepperminty tingle, that goes right along with the peppermint taste. Don’t wanna get kissed? Don’t wear this gloss, then. I’m afraid that your guy will want to kiss you, guaranteed. This is the only gloss you ever need. Oh, you might want other ones, but this one? You need.

3) Creed – Spring Flower ($175-$290):  Romance in a bottle. Rumor has it, that this fragrance was created for the enchanting Audrey Hepburn. So, it’s no surprise I love it! I have a pink-on-pink, Warhol-style painting of her hanging on my foyer wall at home. But let’s talk about that scent. This little lady is unapologetically feminine. Celebrating all that is fun about being a girl, the prominent notes of peach, melon, apple and jasmine, let you leave the house feeling like a strong and beautiful woman, as you prepare to take on the world. On the days I spray it on my pulse points, I always hear Peggy Lee’s “I’m A Woman” play in my head as I walk down the street. Coincidence? I think not.

4) Philosophy Pink Frosted Animal Cracker 3-in-1 Bath Gel ($18): Remember those pink-frosted animal cookies from your preschool years? I sure do. They had a spicy molasses shortbread with sweet, candied frosting on top. As much as I love them – and the nostalgia they elicit – alas, my 37-year-old figure doesn’t love them, quite as much. So thank goodness for Philosophy for bringing my taboo treats to tubtime! This 3-in-1 product gives you shampoo, body wash and bubble bath, all in one. So why not splurge a little? A “Dawn Do?” This makes an EXCELLENT choice for wedding or baby shower favors, without breaking the bank.

5) Voluspa – Maison Blanc 2 wick Candle in Pink Citron ($16): I love this candle because it smells like my favorite brunch cocktail – the pamplemosa. What’s a “pamplemosa?” Well, it’s my recipe for equal parts fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice and champagne. And it’s exactly the scent you get here, housed in this beautiful tin. Another “Dawn Do?” I love gifting this oh-so-chic, pink and gold-packaged candle to my friends, as housewarming and birthday gifts. It’s a sweet steal at only $16 as it has a burn time of over 50 hours! It’s the ultimate luxe gift for less.

6. Caudalie Beauty Elixir ($18-$49): This has long been a celebrity makeup artist favorite! I’m not a big fan of toners, but I love using this in lieu of a toner. It wakes up the skin, while tightening pores and giving a spritz of radiance and glow to the complexion. With its star ingredients of rosemary & peppermint, I love using it when I’m not quite awake in the morning, or after I’ve been writing all day and need to pep up for a busy social night ahead of hosting or entertaining. A “Dawn Do?” Apply it after applying makeup to set makeup, keep skin perfectly dewy, stay fresh and keep you revitalized!

Hope y’all have a great week! And I’ll be back next week with my trendy product picks!

What-oh-what will my favorite trending Beauty Collection products be next week?



BF Asks: What are your top 5 all-time classic beauty favorites?

Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday? Pretty Products at my Jouer Spring Sirens Shoot

When I posted the pics last week from my Jouer Cosmetics‘ Jouer Spring Sirens shoot with the uber-talented makeup artist and photographer, Troy Jensen, a TON of you wrote in wanting to know what products were used.

A behind-the-scenes selfie on the Jouer Spring Sirens shoot! No airbrushing. No filter. Just the transformative power of Troy Jensen's skills and Jouer Cosmetics!

Well, luckily for you guys – and me – they made me a face chart listing all of the products used on the shoot.

Here are all the delicious details to help you transform into your own Jouer spring siren.

The delicious details for my Jouer Spring Sirens shoot featuring all Jouer Cosmetics products

Glow & Chamomile Moisture Tints ($38) – available in Luminizing or Matte

Eye Shadows: Powder Eye Shadows in Crème, Chestnut, Chocolat and Cappuccino ($20)

Eye Definer: Crème Eyeshadow Crayon in Baroque ($24)

Cheeks: Tint in Petal, Poppy and Amaryllis ($20)

Lips: Petal Tint ($20), Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Wind ($20) and Lip Definer in Naturel ($20)

Highlighter: Camellia ($20) on tops of cheekbones, bridge of nose above brows and in cupid’s bow of lips

Cheers to becoming the spring siren that you already are!



BF Asks: Which Jouer product are you most excited to try? 


By My Bedside: L’Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil & Replenishing Moisturizer

I’m in my homestate of Texas this week and I had the pleasure of going to the State Fair of Texas this past Saturday. I must say that not many things make me feel like a kid again like eating a corndog and riding those rides.

The fair just makes me feel like a kid again. But lucky for me - and you - we can get that glow all-year round.

So while I might not feel youthful all the time, I am utterly delighted that L’Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal products sure bring back the youthful glow to my skin in a pinch…and for a penny of a price!

By My Bedside: L'Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil & Replenishing Moisturizer

Seriously, one of the biggest complaints I hear from women over 25 is that their skin has lost its luster. Well, complain no longer, my sisters, because these products bring that youthful, dewy glow of your youth back.

I start the “get-glowing” process with the with L’Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil ($24.99). After cleansing my skin at night, I apply 4-5 drops of this deeply nourishing yet non-greasy oil. This blend of 8 essential oils absorbs quickly and delivers intense hydration for all-day moisture and glow. I also love applying it in the morning underneath my spf prior to applying my makeup.

Next, I apply the L’Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal Replenishing Moisturizer ($19.99). With just an M&M-sized amount, this luxuriously lightweight moisturizing cream seals in skin’s essential oils – giving the skin an instant youthful glow – and over time, firms your skin. I also love using it to revive my skin after a long day by applying it while I’m stepping up my eye makeup for an evening out. That gorgeous glow is no joke, beauties.

Even the dullest, driest skin will glow with these products. And that’s a BF promise.

As for me, I’m just happy to know that there are products that will keep me glowing until next year’s corndog fair fiesta!



BF Asks: What product gets you glowing?


I’M LOVING… Avon Mega Effects Mascara

Just like a man I date, I want my mascara to do what it says it does and make me feel my most gorgeous.

But many times – like some of those men out there – mascaras make lofty promises and don’t follow them up with the romantic results I crave.

That’s why I’M LOVING… Avon Mega Effects Mascara ($10).

I'M LOVING... Avon Mega Effects Mascara (only $10)


This super reasonably priced mascara gives me 24-hour volume, darkens my lashes from root to tip and lengthens and plumps up my lashes for hours of romance and other adventures.

I know it looks like it would be a mess but it’s anything but. The patented Wonderbrush is verrrry bendy, thus inviting every lash into its lair and coating each one evenly and richly every time. In fact, this miracle brush delivers 40% more mascara to every lash!! Say whaaaaa?!

The magical brush of Avon Mega Effects Mascara


Clump-free, smudge-proof and sweat-proof, your lashes will stay long, dark, voluminous and lovely all day and evening long.

And, unlike the occasional date that flakes, Avon Mega Effects Mascara never flakes on me. While I may not want any drama in a romantic relationship, I love the drama that it brings. All I’m left with is long, lush, lovely lashes and a love-filled heart.




BF Asks: What do you most want to get out of your relationship with your mascara? 

My Pamp Party is happening today at 1pm PDT/4 pm EDT on Pampadour!

The day has arrived! My Pamp Party that I’m hosting happens TODAY at 1-3 PM PDT, 4-6 PM EDT on Pampadour (www.Pampadour.com)!
And did I mention that there’s a FAB GIVEAWAY???!!!

Pampadour Giveway of Antonym Cosmetics Products (over $200 value) - Win it!!!

For every question asked with the hashtag #PampFrosting , Pampadour will donate $3 to one of my favorite charities, Step Up Women’s Network.
Additionally, with every question asked, you’ll be entered to win the Antonym Cosmetics giveaway where you can win over $200 of beauty products & brushes from my favorite new line (which just so happily happens to be vegan and cruelty-free)!
Here’s what you have to do:
1) Register on Pampadour
2) Log in
3) Ask me any beauty question you want! Just be sure to include the hashtag #PampFrosting !
4) You’re automatically entered into the giveaway & you’ve done something good without spending a dime!
Please share with your friends as I’d love to answer as many questions as you can bring and would love to raise money for SUWN!!
Thanks so much for your support!

BF Asks: What are your favorite charities to support?

You’re Invited…to a Pamp Party I’m hosting tomorrow, Tuesday August 27th!

Happy Monday, you beautiful people!
I’m hosting an online “Pamp Party” on Pampadour – my FAVE new site for beauty – tomorrow Tuesday, August 27th from 1-3 PM PDT, 4-6 PM EDT! Join me, won’t you?

You're invited to the party...the PampParty that is on Pampadour TOMORROW!

Not only can you ask me ANY question you want (and I’m contractually obligated to answer) but you also will be doin’ good with every question. So, how’s that work?

Just register and log on to Pampadour (it’s TOTALLY free!), ask your questions and hashtag each of them with #PampFrostingFor every participant who logs into Pampadour & asks a question with the hashtag #PampFrosting, Pampadour will donate $3 to Step Up Women’s Network, which empowers teen girls and women to succeed.

Another bonus? All participants will be entered in the Antonym Cosmetics giveaway, which includes an 11-brush set, eyeshadow duo, eyeliner and sharpener (valued at over $200)… every beauty addict’s dream! Plus, that eyeliner is my FAVORITE right now…but more on that later.

Spread the word for this great cause by tweeting and posting questions from now on http://pampadour.com/, using the hashtag #PampFrosting! And I’ll see you (well, I won’t SEE you but you get the point) at my PampParty on Pampadour tomorrow!

BF Asks: What questions are you guys gonna ask me? 

Friend Friday: Guest Blogger, Nami M.Scott’s LAdies Interview #2 with me – on film!

I am such a fan of Nami M. Scott! I think you guys know that by now. She’s an engaging blogger, an amazing artist, a social media maven, a style icon and a good friend to boot.

So when she wanted to do another LAdies interview with me here at my home, which friends call The Cupcake Palace, I was thrilled!
Nami brought her video set-up, her interview hat (figuratively speaking), her style and her set of thought-provoking questions.
Our good friend Kristin came along with her film know-how, head-shaking and advice.
And I made Gratitude cocktails and picked up some pastel cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery since I didn’t have time to bake.
We all settled into my living room and ended up having a laughter-filled, delirious, delicious afternoon!

Thanks so much, Nami, for such a fun & memorable afternoon! Now, here’s Nami’s post from www.NamiMScott.com
If you haven’t subscribed to her blog yet, you really should!

(Originally posted on www.NamiMScott.com on Friday 11/30, 2012)

What would you get if you combined Dolly Parton, Cinderella, Catherine Zeta Jones, a pound and a half of glitter, some ribbons, 3 ground pistachios nuts, 2 cups of sprinkles, a tube of red lipstick, and a large dollop of pink frosting?
Dawn McCoy of BeautyFrosting. Duh. Everyone knows that. (Well, everyone that knows Dawn knows that.)

So, remember back in the beginning of October when I interviewed Dawn? (No? You can check it out here – warning: it’s a transcribed interview, so if you don’t feel like reading a ton, hold on for a minute.)

Well, I just didn’t feel like Dawn’s sunny personality was conveyed correctly through the written word (though we did our damnedest and got pretty close), so I figured “why not do a video interview with her to make up for it?”

Well, ya know what? When I “figure” things…then I do them. (Insert a superhero pose here.)

And with that, I was able to pluck my dear friend Dawn from her ridiculously busy schedule to ask her some questions…and not only did I get to pick her brain, but I also got to do it at “The Cupcake Palace”…also known as Dawn’s apartment. (Imagine if you lived in a colorful pastry large enough to house a white baby grand and a truckload of vintage dishes…Have that image in your head? Ok. You’re ready for The Cupcake Palace.)

You know what else is exciting? It’s Dawn’s birthday today! (Insert me singing the birthday song very quickly because I always think it’s kind of awkward to sing it alone.) Timely post, eh? So, without further ado…To Dawn, may you have a wonderful, magical, fantastical birthday! Thank you so much for taking time out to sit with me, to share your pearls of wisdom, and also feed me cupcakes. (She also made “Gratitude Cocktails”…this woman knows how to take care of her guests!) Love you tons!

Now, sit back, relax and enjoy!

For those of you who are curious to know more about the things Dawn mentioned in the interview, here’s some info:

Dawn’s Top Fav Body Care Item of the Moment:
B&E Soap & Scrub Co.’s Vanilla Oatmeal Brown Sugar Scrub

Dawn’s Top Fav Make-Up Item of the Moment:
Mac Lipstick in Ruby Woo

Dawn’s Suggested Facial Oils:
Trader Joe’s Vitamin E Oil
Caudalíe Divine Oil
Darphin 8-Flower Nectar
Rodin Olio Lusso Face Oil

You can also find Dawn’s Pistachio Thumbprint Cookie recipe here and her Pistachio Cupcake recipe here.

Hope you had as much fun as I did and if you want more of Dawn (who doesn’t?) check her out atwww.BeautyFrosting.com…

Now, let’s all go and find our “little happies,” shall we? xo!