I’M LOVING…Sand Cloud Beach Towels

I'M LOVING…Sand Could Beach Towels

People email and ask if they can send me stuff to try every day. Literally, every day. And if I accepted everything that people wanted to send, my house would look like a very “special” Neiman Marcus-sponsored episode of Hoarders. So I’m pretty picky about what I decide to receive.

So I ask myself, “Does it appeal to my aesthetic? Do I think my readers, listeners and followers would love it? Is it something I haven’t featured before?”

Well, this experience was a first. The fine folks at Sand Cloud wrote me in the middle of last week and told me they wanted to share their product. Cynical me was, well, a little cynical. The world’s most COMFORTABLE beach towel? That’s cute. We’ll see how this goes.

Well, um, being cynical never works for me and it certainly didn’t in this case. I fell utterly in love with Sand Cloud. I was sent an orange and a blue and realized that it couldn’t be more perfect timing! My friend, Lindsey, and I had received passes to Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for an all-night movie marathon slumber party. These would be perfect! Why so perfect? Because they feel like Turkish blankets, look like Morocco, have a flair of Los Feliz and have a removable pillow for total comfort. (No location for that last one – that’s just pure comfort)

They ended up inspiring our whole spread. I laid down the towels, used my Crate & Barrel picnic basket as a table, brought along some sunflowers to liven up the joint (get it? it’s a CEMETARY) and carved out a sunny, little piece of home to spend the next 10 hours.

Sand Cloud & BeautyFrosting - brightening that cemetery right up! Breathing some LIFE into it, if you will. Tee-hee.

Y’all, I am not exaggerating when I say that every single one of our neighbors asked who made these towels. People kept walking by and complimenting our spread. They said it was so romantic – to which I replied, “Thank you. I’ll try to replicate it when I’m on a date,” and then offered them some cheese. It turned a casual evening into a bit of an exotic affair, actually. And the cheese and wine didn’t hurt, either.

Sand Cloud (35″ x 60″) is a unique, high quality Turkish beach towel that is much lighter (and better looking) than their average, bulky terry cloth ancestor. It’s easy to stick in your purse or carry in one hand, incorporates a lightweight and comfortable PILLOW  (to avoid using a shirt or purse under your head) and doubles as a sarong, thank you very much. A good part? It’s machine washable – getting softer with each wash. And that’s true!! I already washed mine once. Best yet? I love that 10% of proceeds are donated to charity to preserve our ocean and beaches. 

Right now, Sand Cloud has launched a Kickstarter campaign so please head over to Sand Cloud and contribute to the campaign and get some towels for yourself. I have 2 already and I’m doing just that simply because these need to be in the world! p.s. That’s a first! I’ve never told people to contribute to a Kickstarter campaign before on the blog.

It speaks volumes that in the 4 days in which I’ve had these said beach towels, I have used them twice…and I HAVEN’T EVEN BEEN TO THE BEACH WITH THEM, YET!

Whether it be an all-night cemetery slumber party screening of The NeverEnding Story, Legend and Labyrinth (yes, we are nerds) …

At Cinespia with Linds - 2 cozy coquettes…in a cemetery

a day to soak up the sun in Malibu, a rooftop pool meeting (yep, they happen) or just sipping champagne in the front yard with friends (which is what I found myself doing yesterday afternoon),

Just a summer day with my believed Sand Cloud beach towels and some Moët.

I am finding these guys to be invaluable.

And, may I say, quite inspirational.



BF Asks: Which Sand Cloud color will you choose? I want one of every color…even the Kickstarter pink. There, I said it. 

Which Sand Cloud color will you choose?


I’M LOVING…Le Métier de Beauté Indelible Inks Eyeliner in Artemis

People are always telling me that they have an eyeliner that wears on and on. But when I try it! Non!

That’s right, beauties! It’s French day here on BeautyFrosting!

But that’s not the only reason why I’M LOVING…Le Métier de Beauté Indelible Inks Eyeliner in Artemis ($28)!

I'M LOVING...Le Métier de Beauté Indelible Inks in Artemis ($28)


This seductive sapphire liner goes on wet.


At 10 am! Worn here with Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Chauvet Pont D'Arc

Let it dry and it will wear on…

At 12:30 pm!


and on…

At 3 pm


and ooon…

At 4 pm


and OOOOOOOON! You need a good waterproof eye makeup (or some olive oil) to take this committed goddess off. She is devoted!


At 10pm!


And this seductive sapphire liner does a lot more than most liners do. Its highly pigmented, no-budge recipe makes for a long-lasting sexy eye soufflé. Rain, tears or dancing the night away, it ain’t movin’!

Just be sure to give it a few solid seconds to dry and it will wear on and on until you’re ready to take it off.

Sexy yet classic. Retro yet modern. Simple yet oh-so-sophisticated.
That’s the way they roll in France. And I roll right with it here in the good ole U.S. of A.
No wonder it’s from french makeup master, Le Métier de Beauté!

Au revoir!




BF Asks: What liner do you find wears for 12 hours?


Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday: MAC Styledriven Shadow – driven by nostalgia

I don’t know about you  – but all of this back-to-school talk on BeautyFrosting has got me thinking of my younger days.

Watching Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom this summer made me wax nostalgic for school days.

More like the summers of school days! All of the romantic pining and adventure seeking left me missing the 12-year-old version of myself. She was waaaaay cooler than she thought she was!

Romance & adventure-seeking in Moonrise Kingdom


But, even with all of that, there was one thing in that delightful nugget of a movie, that I just couldn’t get out of my head: Suzy’s (Kara Hayward’s) BLUE eyeshadow.


It was that perfect blue that you used to try on, while playing dress up at your grandmother’s. I was smitten. Oh, who am I kidding? I loved it.
And I decided I needed to try it on for size. Like right now.

Luckily, I had just recently been introduced to MAC Styledriven Pro Longwear Eye Shadow.

MAC Pro Longwear Eye Shadow in Styledriven

MAC Pro Longwear Eye Shadow in Styledriven

It was just the ticket. So I wore it all day long and it wore all day strong.

Swatches of MAC Styledriven (from top to bottom: 1 wash, Wet application, 2 washes, 3 washes)

Then I went across the street to hang out with the girls.

Out of that came the delightful photo shoot below shot by 5-year-old Nora and “styled” by  3-year-old Lucy.

Playing dress-up with Lucy - Photo by Nora

Playing dress-up with Lucy - Photo by Nora

Photo by 5-year-old Nora

Photo by 5-year-old Nora

I decided that when it comes to retro true-blue, MAC Styledriven is the perfect answer to my nostalgic pains.
And, as you can see above, it takes me back to the days of dress-up!

MAC Styledriven

MAC Styledriven


Let it take you back, too. And you just might discover that the 12-year-old you was a lot cooler than you thought!




BF Asks: What makeup takes you back to the days of dress-up?