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? 


BF Holiday Gorgeous Gift-Giving Guide: Tarte Bow & Go 3-in-1 Holiday Gift Collection (on sale TODAY ONLY on QVC!!)

In case you missed my Beauty Beat this week on The Moll Anderson Show on iHeartRadio, you can check it out here. But what was it that I was raving on about this week with the magical Moll?

Well, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…and Hanukkah…or really just the holidays, in general, folks.  And that means the gift-shopping can commence! And that also means HOLIDAY BEAUTY GIFT COLLECTIONS!!! My favorite since my teen days!

See, during the holidays, beauty brands put out a SLEW of gifts where you get a lot of bang for your buck. It really is the best time to buy beauty products because they make these big kits that have everything you need in them – and more.
For instance,Tarte has an AMMAAAAAZING one out that goes on sale for one day only – TODAY – on QVC.
It’s called their Bow & Go 3-in-1 Holiday Gift Collection ($49.98).
And I can’t emphasize this enough, y’all… you can only get it for one day on QVC.
I got a sneak preview of it delivered to my doorstep last week. And, y’all, it is FAB!!!!

BF Holiday Gorgeous Gift-Giving Guide: Tarte Bow & Go 3-in-1 Holiday Gift Collection ($49.98 exclusively on QVC - today ONLY!!!)

Personally, my favorite trick with all of the limited edition holiday beauty collections is to split em up for my friends so everyone gets a fun beauty gift. They’re also great for stuffing in those stockings!
This Tarte one is perfect for that because it  contains:
 *4 of the Lipsurgence lip cremes in shades Precious, Promise, Thoughtful and Wonder.
* 2 tubes of Lights, Camera Lashes and
* 2 SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners in Matte Brown and Fig
See, there are 2! So you can keep one and give one to a friend! Or if you’re just playing Santa, you can give all of them as gifts.
Then, there’s an awesome shadow palette with 16 shadows that, to be honest, I plan on keeping for myself because I consider Tarte shadows to be an essential in my beauty arsenal.
So if you wanna gift a friend, family member, a slew of friends – or even just yourself – head on over to QVC & TODAY ONLY, Monday, November 18th and grab a Bow & GO 3-in-1 giftset!! $49.98
And thanks again, Moll Anderson, for having me on the show this past Saturday!

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? 

Tempting Tuesday: Bite Beauty Champagne Cuvee Deluxe Lipstick Collection

Usually when you get a lipstick collection like this, you love one and the rest are “meh”. “Meh” maning I could take ‘em or leave ‘em.
Well, I am happy to report that this is NOT the case with Bite Beauty Champagne Cuvee Deluxe Lipstick Collection ($72).

This comely collection is as pretty to look at as a colorful bowl of candy…hence the adorable staging.

Bite Beauty Champagne Cuvee Deluxe Lipstick Collection ($72)

Besides being candy-colored comely, this beautiful collection is also derived from French champagne grapes, freshwater Tahitian Black Pearl and Japanese silk powder. And the uber-special antioxidant benefits and resveratrol from the grapes tackle fine lines to store and protect lips. In fact, they’re so special, that they are limited to an exclusive batch of 1200 lipsticks per shade!

Longwearing, intense color coupled with creamy, antioxidant-filled moisture leads to a fabulous, foolproof, featherweight finish.

Each one of these 4 colors made me feel beautiful and, well, like a different person. I felt like I was playing a beautiful character with each lip color I put on for the day. I started with the boldest hue – Cuvee Rose (rose pink).

And I wore it… A LOT. To three events, one party and around the house more than I’d care to admit.

Bite Beauty Cuvee Rose rosied up my world!


Next up? The Cuvee Coral (vibrant coral). A gorgeous punchy coral with a kick – a little spice, if you will. I am loving it so much right now that I wore it all day today and then used it to express my Twitter love on the mirror! Thanks again, y’all! 11,000 followers? I’m overwhelmed and humbled.

Celebrating with Bite Beauty Cuvee Coral

And I haven’t played the other ones as much as the top two but after trying them on today for this post, I will be “dawning” the heck out of ‘em with a smoky eye!

Cuvee Blush (lilac nude) :

Bite Beauty Cuvee Blush


Cuvee Blanc (soft white pink):

Bite Beauty Cuvee Blanc - I feel like a super sexy Kim Kardashian in this pic. Not quite but you get the idea...




BF Asks: What lipsticks are you loving right now?

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 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?

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?

Makeup Monday: MAC Archie’s Girls – Veronica or Betty?

I was delighted to be invited to the MAC Archie’s Girls event at Nordstrom at The Grove this past weekend!


The talented Satine asked me if I wanted to be a Betty or Veronica.

Hmmm….good question!

She described Betty as the sweet, girl-next-door girlfriend of Archie with a more neutral palette. Well, that sounded a little like me! But then, she described Veronica. Glamorous, rich and not afraid of color. Well, I’m not Veronica but that doesn’t mean I can’t pretend to be!

Since I would be attending my friend John’s party after the event, I opted for the glam, va-va-voom Veronica. Satine applied Painterly followed by the Spoiled Rich: Eye Shadow x 4 palette ($44) and a pop of Amethyst pressed pigment. My lash line was rimmed with Petrol Blue pearl glide intense liner ($16.50),  and my lashes were made full & lush with Veronica Opulash ($17.50)

My Veronica look was polished off with Veronica Powder Blush ($22), Archie’s Girls Pearlmatte Face Powder ($30), Angel lip color, Kiss and Don’t Tell lip gloss, and Half-Red Lip liner.

At first, I was afraid. There was some mega-wattage purple eyeshadow in that Veronica palette and it was being applied on me. Yikes! I was fairly certain that I would leave there looking like I had just had a run-in with Chris Brown.

But then, I was deeeeeelighted!

The purple looked majestic and regal and verrry sexy.


Spending the evening as a Veronica made me feel quite sassy and introduced me to a world of color!

By the time I sashayed through the party, I was defffffinitely feeling like a Veronica.



BF Asks: Are you a Betty or a Veronica?

Miracle on QVC Street: Tarte Miracle of Maracuja TODAY ONLY on QVC for $59.96 (a $207 retail value).

I. Heart. Tarte.

I do.

You will hear about LOTS OF Tarte products on here.
Namely, one of my favorite all-time mascaras.

But that’s for another day.

For today, on QVC you can score a whole pie of a Tarte.

(That just tickled me!)

As someone who loooooves baked goods but can’t eat them everyday, like I would prefer, having some Tartes on my vanity just makes me happy.

So why don’t you get happy?
Big deal today on QVC. One day only. Limited edition item.

It’s a whole cake of a pie of a Tarte.

Oh, now I’m just trying to hard, darn it.




TODAY ONLY!!!  $207 value for $59.96, visit Tarte on QVC. I cannot stress “TODAY ONLY” enough.

BF Asks: What’s your makeup miracle?