I’M LOVING… Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Collection

Cosmetics collections for summer can be hit-and-miss. But Bobbi Brown’s summer collection has been right on the money, year after year after year. So much so that Bobbi devotees, like me, look forward to this every summer with bated breath – as it truly means summer is in full swing.

Bobbi’s Surf & Sand collection this year is no exception.

I'M LOVING…Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Collection

These products are truly among my top Must-Haves for Summer ’14. Right now, I am loving – and living in – her Surf Eye Palette, from her Surf & Sand collection, which contains eight shimmering, sandy eye shadows – as well as a few shimmering pastel shades that simply had to be inspired by ocean waves. It is truly the perfect mix of a neutral eye with a pop of shimmering, sea-foamy color. And at $65, these luxe palettes go fast so go and get em and get golden!

Then there’s the eyeliner. Oh, you guys. I think it’s as magical as a mermaid. Now, I think we all know my beautylosophy that everyone needs a Bronze liner – whether it be for eyes or lips, or in my case, both. Well, with Bobbi’s NEW Long-Wear Eye Pencil ($24) in Bronze from her Surf & Sand collection, I have found my newest must-have multitasking product. It has the perfect mix of neutral color with that light-reflecting shimmer and pigment I crave. Seriously, one pencil to keep in your beach bag that covers you for both eyes and lips? Yes, please.

As for cheeks, the Bronze Brightening Blush ($45) features three bars of pearlized pigments which creates a perfect sunkissed glow for day or night. Not a bronze fan and prefer pink cheeks? Bobbi’s Pink Brightening Blush still gives you that pearlescent glow with a pretty, pink flush. Either way, your cheeks will look as sunny as you feel.

And, lastly, the lips. Bobbi’s Limited edition Sheer Lip Colors ($26) are perfect for summer with their lightweight formula that saturates lips with a gentle wash of color and a nourishing shine. The 4 sun-loving shades this year are Sunlit Pink (a sheer bronze with a hint of pink), Peach Sorbet (a shimmering peachy coral), Pink Taffy (a pale sandy pink) and Summer Nude (a true be achy nude). Again, try lining your lips lightly, after applying lip color, with the Long-Wear Bronze eyeliner for more of a defined lip. Because who says that liner has to be just for eyes? It really is my favorite hue for lips!

With these mermaid-worthy, pretty products, you’ll be beach-beautiful in no time flat. Which is just the way Bobbi likes it.




BF Asks: What are your favorite summer beauty products for summer ’14 thus far?

My Current Crush: Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection

So who – or – what’s my latest crush? Well, here are a few hints.

It’s sexy. It glows. It lights me all up. And it’s nude.

What - or who - is nude and making me all flushed and glowing?

Wait, WHAT was that I said?
Yep, My Current Crush is the Nude Glow collection from Bobbi Brown. This collection includes three sets of products taylor made to your skin tone to give you that gorgeous glow that Bobbi Brown has become famous for.

My Current Crush: The Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection (from $15 - $52)


I’ve personally tried the eye palettes (and am wearing the Bronze today) and they are sublime. They have the Crystal (which is a silver-gray-hued palette with a bit of soft petal pink which is perfect for fairer skin tones)…

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection Crystal Eye Palette ($50)

the Nude eye palette (which has putty, mocha and true nude shades for medium skin tones)…

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection Nude Eye Palette ($50)

and the Bronze (which I’m wearing today – filled with golds, bronzes and coppers which is perfect for medium to deeper skin tones).

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection Bronze Eye Palette ($50)

A gorgeous mix of flat and shimmering shades, anyone can wear these.

"Dawning" My Current Crush: Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection's Bronze Eye Palette ($50)

And they also have some really fun sheer lipcolors in the collection. I love em! They’re creamy, sheer and a welcome vacation from heavy winter colors! They come in Pink Flush, Pink Rose and Pink Gold. Perfect for a pink-lover like me or anyone who craves a more natural, sweet, understated, kissable lip to go with that gorgeous, glowing complexion.

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection Sheer Lip Colors in (L to R): Pink Gold, Pink Rose and Pink Flush (all $25)

And some swatches of course:

From top to bottom: Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color in Pink Rose, Pink Flush and Pink Gold (all $25)




BF Asks: What makes you glow? 


Beauty Beat with Dawn McCoy on The Moll Anderson Show on SiriusXM, Saturday 5/4/13 Show

Happy Tuesday, beauties!

I am thrilled that Moll Anderson – my go-to guru/goddess for lifestyle and romance – has asked me to host a weekly segment, Beauty Beat with Dawn McCoy, bringing you my most beloved beauty products of the week on The Moll Anderson Show on SiriusXM Channel 168.

I became a big fan of the marvelous Moll back when I lived in Nashville so getting to play with her on her SiriusXM show is a HUGE honor! She is my go-to guru for lifestyle and romance tips and advice. Listen every Saturday 2pm PST/5pm EST on SiriusXM Channel 168 to hear Moll’s tips on everything under the sun – especially lifestyle & love – on The Moll Anderson Show!

In case you missed my first segment of Beauty Beat with Dawn McCoy on The Moll Anderson Show this past Saturday, take a listen here by clicking on the link.

This week’s theme? Waterproof Eye Makeup for Steamy Summer Months!

5/4/13 Beauty Beat with BeautyFrosting’s Dawn McCoy on The Moll Anderson Show on SiriusXM, Channel 168

Beauty Beat 5/4/13: Wonderful Waterproof Eye Makeup for Steamy Summer Months

Be sure to listen every Saturday 2pm PST/5pm EST on SiriusXM Channel 168 to hear Moll’s tips on everything under the sun – especially lifestyle & love – on The Moll Anderson Show and to hear yours truly on the Beauty Beat with Dawn McCoy!




Makeup Monday: Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Limited Edition Collection + 20% off!!

I have been sitting on this collection – Bobbi Brown’s Lilac Rose – for a while.


Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Lilac Rose Collection


Maybe I love it so much that I was being a little selfish? Perhaps.

But now I have to share with y’all before it’s gone!

And you’re gonna LOOOOOVE that this week (4/15 – 4/18), you can get 20% off at BobbiBrown.com. Yay! So really, I helped you out by waiting to tell you about this fab collection, right? See, because now you’re getting a doozy of a deal!

Okay, so now that you know that you have an incentive, how about seeing some of those lovely, Lilac Rose products!

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Lilac Rose glosses in Pink Lily and Lilac Rose ($24 each)

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick ($42)

"Dawning" the Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Lilac Rose collection






BF Asks: Which Bobbi Brown lilac rose collection product are you most excited to try?

FabFitFunFriday: Spring In Bloom!

Spring is in bloom, FabFitFun & BeautyFrosting readers, and it is beautiful! Seems like everywhere I look there are pretty pastel palettes. Lovely lilac, flirty fuchsia, ravishing rose, and brilliant blues are the perfect ways to pretty up this spring! Here are just a few of my pretty, pretty picks!

1) Aerin Spring Color Palette in Effortless Spring Radiance, $70

Who doesn’t want to look like the gorgeous Aerin Lauder? Well, now we can — or at least pretty up trying — with her new Spring Color Palette. Available in Garden in Bloom (neutral and fresh) and Garden at Dusk (bold and sultry), these palettes leave you looking as fresh as a rose. Beautiful for brunch or elegant for an evening out, the colorful case alone will give you a littlespring in your step!

2)  Too Faced The Secret to No Makeup Makeup palette, $39

This magical morning-after or morning-meeting makeup is just what you need to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed early in the morning. It leaves you feeling polished and pretty without feeling made up. And the guide with 3 looks in 3 steps in under 3 minutes is a little Easter egg of its own! Before you can say Good morning,you’ll look like you’re ready to take on the day!

3) Essie Nail Polish in Splash of Grenadine, $8

A playful, lovely lilac-meets-magenta-pink that’s perfect for spring! For fingers or toes, this polish will delight you every time you catch a glimpse of it in the mirror. I just started singing I Feel Pretty looking at it right now. A crowd-pleaser for sure, be prepared for oodles of compliments and questions as to what shade you’re flaunting.

4) Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Fuchsia Flash Matte, $19

My go-to gorgeous color! When you need to brighten up or stand out in pics, this lipstick makes a statement! And what’s the statement, you ask? I am gorgeous! A true matte fuchsia with a powerful punch, this shade wears on and on. It wears so well that you’ll think you need to reapply until you look in the mirror and see that it hasn’t moved a bit, even if you’ve been moving all night long.

5) Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Lilac Rose, $42

As part of Bobbi’s new limited-edition Lilac Rose collection, this shimmer brick is a fresh take on spring florals. With five bars of light-reflecting, pearlescent shimmer, you have a sweet selection of bright pink, golden pink and icy pink pearl pigments at your fingertips. Use as a candlelit highlighter, a shimmering spring blush or as iridescent eyeshadow. It’s a multipurpose product that will make you feel as shimmering in spring as it is!

6) Le Métier de Beauté Indelible Inks Eyeliner in Artemis $28

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. Rain, tears, or dancing the night away, it ain’t movin’! 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.

These pretty, pretty products will definitely put a little “Spring” in your step!


I’M LOVING…Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Nail Polish in Roza

I love finding a new polish that’s perfect for everyday wear!

And that’s why I’M LOVING…Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Nail Polish in Roza ($18)!

Pretty as a petal! Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Nail Polish in Roza ($18)


This heather-pinkish-grey polish is nice for a natural look,



Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Nail Polish in Roza ($18)


gorgeous for growing nails or…

French manicure with Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Nail Polish in Roza

Fabulous for a french manicure!
Get it while you still can!



BF Asks: What is your french manicure combo of choice?

Discussing my “Game-Changing Miracle Products” on New Beauty Magazine’s TeaTime Chat today!

Hi beauties!

There are a bevy of beauty tips in this 30-minute long hangout! Check it out and get the scoop on 8 (!!) of my favorite beauty products. From glowing skin to defined eyes to a perfectly polished pout, I had a lot to say. And the other beauty experts had some INVALUABLE tips that I’m still reeling from. Like what, you ask? The best way to get Beach Waves!

Check it out here and let me know your thoughts below!


Happy 1st Birthday, BeautyFrosting!

I would be posting my High-Low of the week but I can’t think of a low to report because…

It’s BeautyFrosting’s 1st birthday!!!


Happy Birthday, BF!

No need to blow out the candles though, today!
I’ve already got everything I could have wished for with readers like you!

We’ll have a big celebratory giveaway later this month – when we announce the winners of our 1st annual BeautyFrosting BFF Awards! So stay tuned…

But, for now, here are some of my favorite moments in this first year of BeautyFrosting!


The beauty…


A year of beauty & pampering...THANK YOU!!!


The baking…


A year of sweetness...THANK YOU!!!!


The being…


A year of "being", a.k.a. lifestyle...THANK YOU!


The celebrations…


A year of celebrations...THANK YOU!!!


And the friends who make this journey oh-so-sweet!

A year of friends...THANK YOU!!!!

I am so grateful for each and every one of you who has read the blog daily, written questions to “Dear Dawn”, watched our videos, entered ourcontests, told your friends about BeautyFrosting, sent us a product to try for BeautyFrosting, followed BF on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram, on YouTube and for all of the praise, suggestions and support you have offered over this past year to me.

And I have LOTS more coming for you in this, our second year! Like what, you ask? How about Foodie Friday with food & restaurant reviews and A Southern Girl’s Guide to LA with spa & business recommendations.

How about that? It all starts THIS weekend! It’s just my way of saying –

THANK YOU for a SUPER SWEET 1st year!!!


Thank you from my heart to yours! xoxo, Dawn (BF)


***Special note: Why March 12th? I chose to debut BeautyFrosting last year on what would have been my beloved Nanny, Clara Margaret Hayes’s, 99th birthday. Every year that I celebrate a birthday, I am celebrating her and all of the lovely, ladylike things she stood for and taught my mom, my aunt, my cousins and me!

I miss you every day, Nanny…

BF Asks: What was your favorite BeautyFrosting moment this year?

Makeup Monday: Bobbi Brown Beauty at New York Fashion Week

Oh fashion week, how you woo me!
For most of my fabulous & fashionable friends, New York Fashion Week is a time to discover all the fashion they will be coveting for the upcoming season.

But, for me, it’s all about the BEAUTY!!!

I am particularly smitten with this look created by, natural beauty goddess, Bobbi Brown  for the Holmes & Yang Fall 2013 collection. It just makes sense that Bobbi would be their go-to goddess of gorgeousness as Katie Holmes is the official face of Bobbi Brown cosmetics! And this look is oh-so-Katie!

Bobbi Brown's look at Holmes & Yang Fall 2013, New York Fashion Week

Inspired by the 1940’s Katharine Hepburn, it features a jammy, just-bitten raspberry lip, a strong brow, a clean, natural, polished eye and – of course – Bobbi’s signature flawless complexion.

Here’s what Bobbi says inspired her:

“Holmes & Yang loves a 1940’s look, ala a young Katharine Hepburn. Dewy faces and feminine raspberry stained lips provide a nice balance against the masculine textures of the collection.” – Bobbi Brown

And here’s what designer, Jeanne Yang, has to say about it: “The makeup look was created with the modern woman in mind; she might be running around town, but at the end of the day, she looks fresh, feels great, and exudes polished beauty.” – Jeanne Yang

And…here’s how you can get this gorgeous look at home! Love that!!

Bobbi Brown Face Chart, NYFW Holmes & Yang 2013 Runway

Skin: Hydrating Face Cream ($55), Hydrating Eye Cream ($49)

Face: Luminous Moisturizing Foundation ($47), Creamy Concealer Kit ($33), Sheer Finish Pressed Powder ($36)

Eyes: Bobbi & Katie Palette ($68), Espresso Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ($23), Extreme Party Mascara ($25)

Cheeks: Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder ($38)

Lips: Raspberry Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks ($25)

p.s. I LOOOOOVE Bobbi’s pot rouge! So sweet & easy for a quick, running-out-the-door cheek & lip!




Makeup Monday: Bobbi Brown Heart Creamy Matte Lip Color

I’m in love.

For real.

It’s true and real and my heart constantly goes pitter-pat, pitter-pat.

My lover, you ask? A lipstick. But not just any lipstick.

Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Heart.

It makes me feel prettier, more glamorous and, well, SEXIER! Ooh-la-la!

As part of Bobbi’s Pink & Red Collection, it is THE PERFECT lip color choice for Valentine’s Day this year.

The ultimate romantic – it is the perfect marriage of rich pigment, matte creaminess, ultimate wearability and long-lasting luscious color. It wears for up to 8 HOURS and it does all this while feeling lovely, lightweight and comfortable. And it doesn’t dry out your lips like some matte lip colors are prone to do.
I didn’t even know that was possible!

You know how you’re always checking your lipstick on a date? Well, you won’t be doing that thanks to this beauty so your date will be even more romantic than ever!

So have some Heart, Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Heart, that is!


Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Heart ($24)



*The product(s) in this post were generously and graciously provided by the brand or PR team for editorial consideration on BeautyFrosting. Just like our fellow bloggers, magazines and shows, BeautyFrosting never guarantees a gratis product will be reviewed or mentioned. However, when we love a product, such as this one, we love sharing it with you, our readers!
BF Asks: What’s your Valentine’s lip color of choice?