Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday, KT? Lorac Sheer Wash in Sheer Luck Pure Chance

My pilates teacher at Whole Body Method, KT, is cool. Like waaaaay cool. Like hangin’ out at music festivals, being a music supervisor and being able to flexibly squat on the floor for hours-cool.

Whatcha' Wearin', KT?

So when she showed up at a recent session with this oh-so-natural and just-enough-of-a-hint-of-a-color lip stain, I had to ask her: “KT, whatcha’ wearin’?”

The answer? Lorac Sheer Wash in Sheer Luck Pure Chance.

Lorac Sheer Wash in Pure Luck Pure Chance

A gorgeous subtle fuchsia that looks like your natural lip color, it glides on effortlessly and stays on for hours. Just what my pretty, perfect and poignant pilates teacher needs! After all, she’s got me as a student so we do A LOT of yammerin’!





BF Asks: What’s your workout lip color of choice?

Mother’s Day Gift Guide #1: Pretty Picks for Mom

I experience so many unbeatable beauty and lifestyle products all year long that when it comes to picking the perfect gift for my Mom, I can get a little overwhelmed. Lucky for me – and you, too – I have gathered a host of heavenly products that are sure to make Mom feel even more beautiful than she already is. These 5 picks are my favorites for when you have a few days prep time to head to a store, order on Amazon or just basically need a gracious gift fast with just a bit of forethought.

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2013 #1: Pretty Picks for Mom...with just a little forethought

1) Lorac Mother’s Day Collection ($32) will help you gift a little gorgeousness to Mom! Among the pretty products included are Lorac Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Star Studded, Special Effects Conditioning, Defining & Lengthening Mascara, Hot & Spicy Blush/Bronzer Duo and Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Trendsetter – all in a sleek, black croc makeup bag. Valued at $112, this glamorous collection for Mom won’t cost you a pretty penny! It’s only $32 for a limited time!


Lorac Mother's Day Collection ($32)


2) Aerin Lauder’s line, Aerin, has a slew of pretty products sure to delight Mom! I’m especially partial to Aerin’s Spring Color Palette in Effortless Spring Radiance ($70). Even though Summer might be right around the corner, this pretty palette will put a little spring in Mom’s step!

Aerin Spring Color Palette in Garden In Bloom ($70)


3) If Mom is a domestic goddess and loves her palace to polish and shine, she’ll be thrilled to get a basket of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Kitchen Basics Set ($9.99). The Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Kitchen Basics Set is an easy way to introduce Mom to a new way of cleaning with her favorite scent! The set contains their eco-friendly cleaning products and includes Liquid Dish Soap, Liquid Hand Soap and Countertop Spray. My favorite scents? Rosemary, Basil and Honeysuckle. And at $9.99, it’s a steal!


Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Kitchen Basics Set ($9.99)


4) If Mom loves to smell as sweet as she is on the inside, your best beauty bet is the Trish McEvoy Mother’s Day No. 9 Blackberry & Vanilla Musk Fragrance Collection ($145). One of my favorite all-time scents, Mom will be left smelling like Trish’s iconic blend of sweet blackberries and rich vanilla. And with an assortment of Trish’s bestselling products – including fragrance, body cream and sugar scrub – Mom will feel pretty pampered and pampered pretty!


Trish McEvoy Mother’s Day No. 9 Blackberry & Vanilla Musk Fragrance Collection


5) If your mom’s been saying that she wants to take care of her skin but she just hasn’t gotten around to it, why don’t you help her take that healthy step? Murad Environmental Shield Introductory Kit ($39.95) is the perfect introductory set that will get Mom on the healthy skincare track she’s been intending to jump on. This satiating set (with a value of $125) includes smaller sizes of the Essential-C cleanser, Active Radiance Serum, Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 as well as a few bonus gifts! By getting this gift, you’ll be enrolling Mom in a monthly skincare program that she will receive monthly for only $39.95/month. I can’t imagine a gift as good as this investment!

Murad Environmental Shield Introductory Kit - an anti-aging superhero! (only $39.95)

And if you get a little something extra for Mom – or for yourself – in addition to Mom’s gift, you’ll get a fun gift for Mom or for you, as well! (FREE with any $120 purchase)

A Murad BONUS this Mother's Day!!!



Happy Mother’s Day shopping and, more importantly, Happy Mother’s Day!


WILD!!! I feel like a 70s Glamour Puss in Summer

So, as you beauties know, I get to try A LOT of products. With Lorac, I usually end up loving them! And this WILD FOR TANTALIZER was no exception.

Lorac Wild For Tantalizer ($39)

Lorac Wild For Tantalizer ($39)

When Lorac sent me this collection, I thought I’d give it a try for a beauty event I went to on Tuesday night. And I wished that it would make me channel Jaclyn Smith while I prayed it’d look “okay” on me.

Well, it SURPASSED my WILDEST expectations!!

I put it on quickly before going out for the evening to The Viceroy in Santa Monica.

I applied the lightest shadow (Fierce) on my brow bone, Panthera on the lid, Saber right above the crease (on the eye socket) and Tigris right in the crease as well as on the lower lash line.

Lorac Wild For Tantalizer: Eyes  *Photo by Amy Opoka

Lorac Wild For Tantalizer: Eyes *Photo by Amy Opoka

After applying my winged eyeliner, under-eye concealer and tinted moisturizer, I applied a pop of peach blush to the apples of my cheeks and then applied the Animal Print Face Bronzer.

Lorac Wild For Tantalizer: Bronzer  *Photo by Amy Opoka

Lorac Wild For Tantalizer: Bronzer *Photo by Amy Opoka

How to apply? I like to start on the cheekbones and work it up in an upside down heart shape on my nose up to my temples. Then I do a regular heart by starting at the nose, carrying on it across the underside of the cheekbones down to my chinny-chin-chin.

Lorac Wild For Tantalizer: Bronzer  *Photo by Amy Opoka

Lorac Wild For Tantalizer: Bronzer *Photo by Amy Opoka

Lastly, I lightly applied a Nude lip liner and buttered up my lips with the Creme Brulee-scented TANtalizer Lips with Benefits Gloss in Raoul. This shade SCREAMS beach-time beauty! It’s a super-sexy, shimmering peachy bronze.

I was also lucky enough to have my have photographer, Amy Opoka, with me to snap some poolside shots before the evening was in full swing.

Beach-Ready Beauty: Lorac Wild For Tantalizer  *Photo by Amy Opoka

Lorac Wild For Tantalizer: Lips *Photo by Amy Opoka

I have to say it is the PERFECT Beach Beauty collection for this July 4th week!

Lorac Wild For Tantalizer: Lips *Photo by Amy Opoka

Beach-Ready Beauty: Lorac Wild For Tantalizer*Photo by Amy Opoka



BF Asks: What is your go-to Beach-Ready Beauty tip?

Lorac’s Lips With Benefits in Ben – Moi je joue!

Lorac Lips with BENefits in BEN

Lorac’s Lips with Benefits is a perfect recipe of lipstick caramel cream folded into a batch of shimmering champagne gloss. This nonstick lip combo is hydrating, creamy, moisturizing, smells just like creme brûlée and made me feel a bit like Brigitte Bardot. Moi je joue!

Lorac Lips with Benefits: Ben

Lorac Lips with Benefits: Ben

With Ben, you’re left with a pout that’s a pretty peach married with a shimmering champagne beige. The result? A sexy, sandwashed peachy nude baby of a lip gloss.

Paraben-free and infused with beauty-boosting antioxidants like Acai Berry, Pomegranate Extract and Vitamins C & E, your lips are left nourished, hydrated, kissable and, tasting well, French.

There are lots of fun French things to do with lips like these. Ooh la la!  




BF Asks: What is your favorite French dish?


Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday? The Voice of Meagan H.

This is a little different WWW today.

I know what our WWW girl is wearing because, well, I (BF) picked out the look myself!

Here are the ‘tails:

My neighbor-friend, Sue, told me about her lovely friend, Meagan H., visiting Los Angeles from Fort Scott, Kansas. What brought Meagan all the way out to Hollywood?
Why, the chance for stardom, of course!
See, 18-year-old, high school senior, Meagan H. made the LA audition round on The Voice on NBC. Yaya!!!!

WWW girl:18-year-old, high school senior, Meagan H.

So, what could be better before a big audition than a little primping and pumping up by yours truly.

Meagan H. visiting LA:

She, and her lovely mom, came over to the BeautyFrosting kitchen and here’s what we happened.

BF: “Hi Meagan! Nice to meet you! Are you nervous?”

Meagan: “Not really. I’m more excited!”

BF: “Well, that’s the right spirit! We’re gonna make you feel and look your beautiful best!”

BF (noticing Meagan’s gorgeous, ocean-blue eyes): “Meagan, what I wouldn’t give to have that eye color! We need to lighten up that dark eyeliner a bit. Are you okay with that?”

 Meagan: “I guess. It’s just always what I wear. I like dark.”

BF: “Gotcha. We’ll keep it on the darker side but maybe find a more flattering shade that brings out your eyes rather than hiding that gorgeous blue!”

Meagan H. at her beautiful best:

Those gorgeous ocean-blue eyes I was talking about...

 BF: “I’m gonna use a little bronze cream shadow on your lower lid because it will make your hair color pop!”

Tarte Shimmering Bronze Cream shadow on lower lid

Meagan’s Mom: “I wish she’d go back to her natural hair color. It’s this gorgeous strawberry blonde.”

BF (knowing that this is dangerous territory): “Oooooh, Meagan, you should totally go back to your natural hair color! Your eyes would just shine! Will you please go back to your gorgeous natural shade? Please?”

Meagan: “No promises. But I’ll think about it. I just like darker.”

BF (sensing a theme here): “Hmmm…well, I’m gonna keep you light and glowing today so those beautiful blues, beautiful soul and beautiful voice can shine!!”

Camera-Ready BeautyFrosting Beauty Recipe for Meagan H:

Bronze eyes with blue-black liner and pewter highlights, bronzed glow with a pop of pink on the cheeks and a glossy, well-defined nude lip (perfect for her cute cupid’s bow lips!)

Products on Eyes: Tarte Shimmering Bronze Cream Shadow, Becca Jewel Dust in Titania, Bobbi Brown Beach Honey Cream shadow, Bobbi Brown Cobalt Gel Ink Liner, Jane Iredale Lash Conditioner, Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Lash, Laura Mercier Terra Cotta shadow (on brows)

Products on Face: Mally Perfect Prep Primer Glow on face, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal, Stila Illuminating Tinted SPF Shade 1, Tarte Smooth Operator Powder, Tarte Park Ave. Princess Bronzer, Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Summer Lovin’ with a pop of Lorac Flaunt Blush.

Products on Lips: Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Fate and Lip Fusion La Lip Jolie lip gloss

 BF: “Meagan, you truly look your beautiful best! I hope you feel as beautiful as you look! It’s been my pleasure to get you ready for your big audition! Break a nail, sugar!”

I’m better for knowing Meagan and her mom. And I hope all of you have a chance to be enchanted by this young lady’s beautiful voice one day!



BF Asks: What is your best feature? How do you accentuate it?