I’M LOVING…Plummy Bronze Eyes & Nude Glossy Lips

When the winter comes rolling around, we often turn to bold, burgundy lips and cateye liner.
But with LA still holding sunny strong in the low 90s, I’m feeling more sizzling summer goddess than ice queen.

Someone's a little cynical of this so-called "autumn" we in LA are in the midst of.

To stay true to the season that makes me feel sexiest (um, summer) and yet welcome the colder months that the rest of the country is experiencing, I’M LOVING…Plummy Bronze Eyes & Nude Glossy Lips.

Smoky plum quartz eyes? Check. Defined glowing bronze cheekbones? Check. Glossy, butterscotch lips? Check check.

It’s J.Lo with a bit of Catherine Zeta Jones, and I’ll take both of these goddesses for muses, thank you very much.

Bonus? These featured products are all under $10. And I didn’t even plan on that. They’re just seriously my cosmetic crushes of the moment.

Easy winter beauty in under 5 minutes

Here’s how you do.

The culprits of this glam, glossy, seductive look

1) Apply shadow primer of choice (my fave is Urban Decay).

2) Apply Pixi Beauty Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Plum Quartz ($12). There are 6 shades so you can pick your poisons. I stuck with the lightest shade for a base and the darkest shades for my crease, lid and lower lash line. 6 shades for $12? Sugar, I smell a deal.

3) Apply L’Oreal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner ($8.99) in Pure Purple in the waterline of both the upper and lower lashes. It lasts for up to 16 hours, so you can cause some trouble with this guy on your eyes.

4) Next up? My faaaaavorite mascara of the moment: L’Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara ($7.99). It beats all of the high-end brands in my book right now. I cannot get enough of that Flexor brush that paints and pumps up my lashes from root to tip. It says it boosts them 15x, but I’d say more like 50x!

5) After applying your favorite hydrating tinted moisturizer (to combat that pesky winter dry skin) and concealer, don’t forget the blush! The trick here? Well, my darlings, I used two! Both are NYX Cosmetics and only $7 buckaroos, but I used one, Passion for a pop of color, while I used Solstice Baked Blush ($7) for a medium tan with pink sheen. That’s become my new favorite blush, replacing those staple, shimmery blushes that shan’t be named. It leaves you with that gorgeous Malibu Barbie bronzed pink cheekbone that we all crave.

6) For lips, I lined the lip lightly with my favorite nude liner (Chanel Brown Copper) and then did a 1-2 nude perfect pout punch. I started with NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick in Sugar Wafer ($6) and then added some glam by glossing it up with my new must-have gloss, Mark Cosmetics Total Kiss Up Hook Up Plumping Gloss in Revel ($10). Now, there’s a name for you! Why is Mark so sure you’re gonna hook up in this gloss. Wellll, as someone who has, I blame the nonsticky, high gloss sheen. And the milk chocolate meets dark cocoa seductive scent certainly doesn’t help you be less resistible.


Plummy Bronze smoky eyes and chocolate-scented, nude glossed lips? Oh, I smell a seduction coming on...


BF Asks: What are YOU loving this week? 

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? 


Makeup Monday: NYX Parallel Worlds Box

Fall is the time to step up the smoky eye, mute or deepen that lip color and start feeling SEXY. That’s right, beauties – even with the hustle and bustle,  fall can be an oh-so-sexy time!

But if you’re like many women, you want to know exactly which makeup to get to master that fierce fall look. Collections can sometimes be a bum deal – only containing the few things you do want and a surplus of what you DON’T want. But with NYX Parallel Worlds Box  (inspired by the film, The Mortal Instruments  – City of Bones) you’re getting a huge value because for only $25,  it contains almost everything you need to look fabulous for Fall!

NYX The Parallel Worlds Box ($25) has everything you need to look sexy & fierce this fall!

With 6 oh-so-sexy, smoky eye colors in a palette, the perfect pink blush, a neutral pink matte lip cream (which is oh-so-seductive in that Brigitte Bardot way), longlasting black liquid liner, a jumbo shimmering eye pencil and a va-va-voom volumizing mascara, it creates the perfect look in no time.
I “dawned” it last Thursday for a night of hip hop dancing for my sister-neighbor, Jennifer’s, birthday extravaganza. What was on the agenda for the night? Oh, just a super fun girls night with hours and hours of 90s hip hop dancing! Just a normal Thursday night for me. Kidding.

"Dawning" NYX Cosmetics The Parallel Worlds Box for my friend Jenn's bday extravaganza!

And it was some powerful stuff. It started out strong…

Striking a pose so you can see the drama that NYX Cosmetics The Parallel Worlds Box imparts

…and wore through hours of dancing and sweet, sweet sweating.

With the birthday girl & my sister-neighbor, Jenn. Evidence of the staying power of NYX Cosmetics The Parallel Box - a few hours into our hip hop parade, it hadn't budged!

And I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you that I was asked to dance by a gentleman because of that sexy, smoky eye. But I declined. It was girls night, after all!

With my sister-neighbor, Hopey!

With its hints of magic and otherworldly glamour, NYX Cosmetics The Parallel Worlds Box is ideal for those last minute date nights or school functions where you need to up the mystery and allure! And when don’t we need to do that?
BF Asks: What beauty products do you rely on to up the fierce factor for fall? 

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?