Getting Naughty with Naked Princess for Valentine’s Day

What, oh what, to do when your plans change during Valentine’s week and you’re all dressed up with nowhere to go?

All dressed up and nowhere to go? Nooooo problem.

Well, firstly, there’s ALWAYS somewhere to go when you need to. I recommend heading to Naked Princess, like I did, where I picked up these little V-Day beauties!

All found at Naked Princess: romantic greeting cards, 24k gold powder puffs, lip gloss,panties, journals, lingerie, nail polish and more!

Naked Princess on La Cienega (here in LA) and online (for non-LA girls & boys) has everything you need for one terribly romantic Valentine’s Day.

I’m still dreaming about this one. It’s a nightgown, but is it so wrong that I want to wear it as a dress?

Nightgown as dress? Ohhhh, I think this is gonna have to happen. I feel like Charlie's Angel, Jaclyn Smith.

And, lucky for me, I got to get all dressed up and hang out and play dress-up with my very own Jennifer Chan, one of the hosts for the evening.

With my very own Jenn Chan, donning floral prints to celebrate one successful & sexy party

So, head on over, and see what luxurious lingerie and lovelies you can find. And, boys, remember…while the lingerie is a gift to her, it’s ultimately a gift for you, too.



15 Days of Fitness: New York Streets Dry Shampoo

True story.

This past week, I had my last day of 15 Days of Fitness and a major spin workout and THEN a poolside event hosted by StyleHaul and Kia Motors USA in Malibu.

Oh boy. How was I going to take my workout-wasted limp ‘do and turn it into Malibu Barbie-ready?

BEFORE: Ugh. Post-workout Lull with a limp 'do

After all, I was going to an event with bloggers and pr girls, galore – the toughest critics around.

Well, I looked in the beauty closet and found this little Skipper doll of a product.
Ok, I’ll give it a try. It can’t get any worse.

Well, New York Streets Dry Shampoo ($17) did exactly what it said it would do. It revived. It refreshed and my-oh-my, did it volumize. Just look!! And it did all this without any of that pesky residue that we hate.

After: Say whaaaa???!

So, with my newly christened sexy bedhead, I headed to the Kia Malibu party.
And, I’m not even the slightest bit ashamed to tell y’all that when I got there, because of that righteous bedhead, I let my ASTR swimsuit cover show a little leg.

After all, summer is short. But just because your hair isn’t doesn’t mean it can’t be low maintenance and lovely.



BF Beauty Recipe: Dangerous Dame lipcolor

Warning!!! Danger Ahead!!!!

What's the Beauty Recipe today, BF? Oh, just a daaaaangerous situation...that's all

See, you’re gonna wanna buy this lip combo, honey. And I gotta warn ya…it can be DANGEROUS. Yep, just like that Big Data song.

My friend – and fellow blogger - Nami donned it at our tea party last week and I just had to know what it was so I could wear it in Palm Springs last weekend.
Why so covetable? Because it’s the perfect tomato red that can go orange crush with an orange liner (which is how Nami rocked it) or retro red with a true red liner (which is what I was coveting). Yep, this lippy is the perfect color for spring and summer, I do declare.

So, here’s my BF beauty recipe for the Dangerous Dame lip below.

MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Lady Danger ($16)  + MAC Cosmetics Lip Liner in Cherry ($15) =

One Dangerous Dame!!!

I might look sweet...but danger lurks beneath.

Go on and get it…and see what kinda danger you can drum up!


BF Asks: What lipcolor makes you feel dangerous?

Freeday Friday: #WinInBloom Post-Valentine’s Lingerie & Book Giveaway!

Enjoying a toast in my peach ladies room in my In Bloom Intimates by Jonquil Peaches'n'Cream Wrap Robe ($68) *Picture by Lindsey Vaerst

It can be yours, my coquettish cupcakes!
Just because Valentine’s Day is over tomorrow, who says the fun, romance and whimsy has to end??

You know you want it…this robe, that is. And it CAN be yours!! *Picture by Lindsey Vaerst

To celebrate the week after Valentine’s Day, I am hosting a FreeDay Friday Gorgeous Giveaway with In Bloom Intimates by Jonquil to celebrate romance all-year-long and to celebrate the debut of my talented friend, Katie Delahanty’s new novel, In Bloom (digital download for sale on Amazon for only $0.99!).

My favorite new book AND a $75 gift card from In Bloom Intimates by Jonquil? What could be sweeter than that?

It’s as easy – and sweet- as pie to enter:
To enter, you MUST be following BeautyFrosting on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
When you’ve done all of the above, just repost a pic from below with this comment or tweet:
I just entered #WinInBloom #contest @beautyfrosting @ktdelahanty @inbloomlingerie @bloomliv !

Keep the romance of Valentine's Day going all year long! *Picture by Lindsey Vaerst

That’s it! And then you’re entered to win a $75 In Bloom by Jonquil gift card and a digital copy of Katie Delahanty’s debut novel, In Bloom. I’ll announce the winner NEXT Friday, February 21st!
Pretty sweet, huh?


Hosting giveaways always makes me smile… *Picture by Lindsey Vaerst


BF Asks: If you win, which piece are you gonna get?


****Update 2/21/14: Congrats to our Winner-Winner-Chicken-Dinner, AILEEN B.!!!!

A Boudoir Shoot Changed My Life (yes, I’m serious)

I write a blog for a living. So you might say, I like photos. It’s true. It’s the curse of being born a photographer’s daughter…and of being a second-born child whose parents showered their first born with pics and forgot about the camera when she came along. What? I’m not bitter. But it did make me a lover of marking the memory of every occasion with a photo – much to the chagrin of my family & friends.


So when I was presented with the opportunity to pose for a boudoir shoot with the uber-talented Claire Pearce and Unbuttoned Photography here in Los Angeles a few weeks ago, I thought “Hmmm…that could be fun!” - a thought that was immediately followed by, “If my grandmother was alive, would she disown me?” and ”Umm, how much am I really comfortable with folks seeing of me?”
See, I am not someone who likes putting her body on display – mostly because like approximately 91% of american women – I’m not totally 100% comfortable with my body. I’m more like 60% comfortable with my body. On a good day, a little more. On a bad day, a lot less.
Much like many of those other 91% of women, I have had a hate affair with my body for years. Since I was 11 years old, I have dieted, binged, sucked in, thrown up, starved,  excessively worked out, called my body names – and none of it has made me love my body any more, surprisingly.
I have looked at myself in the mirror – more times than I would like to recall – and said vile, hateful things to myself than I wouldn’t dare say to my worst enemy. I’ve been lovingly – and not-so-lovingly – called curvy, thick, voluptuous and big-boned when all I ever wanted to be was thin and petite. People would even intend it to be a compliment and I would find myself utterly disgusted.
Well, I am tired of hating what I am and wanting to be what I am not. No more. I work too hard and love life too much to let my distorted view of my body get me down. I eat well, work out almost every day and it’s not fair to myself to hold myself to some unrealistic expectation. I have let this dichotomy of what I think I should be versus what I am hold me back from dreams, wound relationships and keep me from a more confident version of myself that I’ve always known was in there. I have spent 35 years of my life letting my body be my albatross. And, well, I’m sick of it. But it’s not just me. It’s you, it’s your mom, it’s your sister, your daughter, your best friend. As my wise friend once said, “I am so tired of my girlfriends hating their bodies.” Yeah, me too. 

So, as a gift to myself for my 36th birthday, I decided to stop the madness and start the loving. I love others too much to not give myself that same love and respect with this long overdue gift. I’m not a mother yet but damned if I’ll one day teach my daughter to hate her body. I want her to love her body, respect her body and enjoy her body for everything it’s worth. And how can I do that one day if I can’t do that myself today?
So what was the catalyst that made me turn the body-hating page to a body-loving page?
Well, I ended up doing said boudoir shoot I mentioned up above with Claire Pearce and  Unbuttoned Photography.

I THINK my Nanny would be okay with this. No? Photo by Claire Pearce of Unbuttoned Photography, Hair & Makeup by Emma Willis of Contour Fossa Makeup & Hair

Now, I’m not saying that this cures all ills and that you’ll be dancing around naked on stripper poles in the middle of the street. I certainly am not.

Giving Dollface a new meaning. Shot in my home 11/3/13. Photo by Claire Pearce of Unbuttoned Photography, Hair & Makeup by Emma Willis of Contour Fossa Makeup & Hair / Tassel garland deco by Studio Mucci

But it did help me appreciate my body the way it is right now – every curve, every scar, every flaw and every feature  - that makes me uniquely me. And now I’m sharing it with you. So please, um, be kind.

A new kind of appreciation…it only took 35.9 years! Photo by Claire Pearce of Unbuttoned Photography, Hair & Makeup by Emma Willis of Contour Fossa Makeup & Hair



While photographer, Claire – and Sherry (her assistant) – prepared for the shoot, I was primped to the hilt with hair and makeup by Emma Willis of Contour Fossa Makeup & Hair. There was something about sipping champagne, listening to D’Angelo, Marvin Gaye, Meiko and Robin Thicke, and writhing around in silky lingerie on my bed with pumps on that made me feel, well, sensual. And it was not a bad feeling to feel.



Photo by Claire Pearce of Unbuttoned Photography, Hair & Makeup by Emma Willis of Contour Fossa Makeup & Hair / Tassel garland deco by Studio Mucci



I have found that this one day spent showing my body a little love and respect has made me a better lover, better friend, better daughter, better one-day wife & mother and better woman.



In my happy place in my Jessie Steele apron - Photo by Claire Pearce of Unbuttoned Photography, Hair & Makeup by Emma Willis of Contour Fossa Makeup & Hair


I loved it SO much that I plan on doing it yearly to appreciate myself and maybe – just maybe – gift the one I love with, as well one day.
I have turned a corner and it’s a corner that I wished I’d turned years ago. I really hope you find it inspiring to start your own self body-love movement and find time to have a day of your own to celebrate the skin you’re in.

So here’s to closing an old chapter and turning the page to an exciting new chapter. And hey, 36? Bring it on.

*If you’re in LA, next Sunday 11/24,  Unbuttoned Boudoir Photography has a special running right now for $745 for 14 images, hair and makeup! Um, can you say perfect holiday gift for the honey or yourself?


Photography by: Claire Pearce of Unbuttoned Photography

Hair & Makeup by: Emma Willis of Contour Fossa Makeup & Hair

Tassel Garland Deco by: Studio Mucci


BF Asks: Are you one of the 91% of american women who are unhappy with their bodies? What do you do to give yourself more confidence?

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Being Sexy Shampoo & Conditioner makes me feel SEXXXXY

I have been feeling a bit, um, sexier lately. Why, you ask? Oh, it’s lots of things – the changing of the planets, the solar eclipse,  the fact that I’m really starting to embrace being a woman and the boudoir shoot I shot on Sunday (stay tuned for more of that). But there’s also a product line that I’ve fallen in love with all over again. And it makes me feel sensual and seductive.

Being sexy thanks to Rusk Being Sexy shampoo & conditioner

Back in February, I used it and fell in love. And so did one of my Instagram followers & friend, @PurpleLynn: “@beautyfrosting Your hair is so shiny it’s RIDICULOUS!”.

My reply? “@purplelynn, THANK YOU!!! It’s a new shampoo and conditioner! And it works! Sulfate-free too! @Rusk Being Sexy!!” I realized that I sounded like an ad. And that’s exactly what I sound like when I truly love something.
Seriously, y’all, this stuff is gold. Rose gold (see? ‘cuz the packaging is PINK!). And it’s affordable to boot at around $15 – $24 depending on your store of choice.
As my Instagram comment mentioned, Rusk Being Sexy haircare is sulfate-free, cleans the hair without stripping hair of its essential oils and helps protect color-treated, keratin-treated or brazilian blowout-treated hair. My hero.
I’m also a big fan because it seems to prevent greasy hair and scalp. This leads to healthy, conditioned hair full of body, bounce, fullness and shine.
How does it do this? Through “Fision Hair”, a unique blend of ingredients said to help revive the scalp and hair follicle for healthier looking hair.
To be honest, I don’t know what that means exactly but I don’t care.
I just know that it works, all while being sulfate-free, and leaving my hair looking glossy and gorgeous!
Sexy indeed.


BF Asks: What makes you feel sexy?!

Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday: Votre Vu Lip Lustre in Charming

You know how you know when you’ve chosen the right lipcolor or lip gloss?
When eeeeevvvveeerryone asks you what it is!!
That was just the case when I wore Votre Vu Lip Lustre Lip Gloss in Charming ($22).

"Dawning" Votre Vu Lip Lustre in Charming - I must say it made me feel just a smidgeon more sexy


I wore it last Wednesday (isn’t that appropriate?) and posted it on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and everyone asked me what the shade was. And I must say it made me feel seeeeexy.

So here it is for you to peruse, purchase and pretty up with.

Swatch it up - Votre Vu Lip Lustre in Charming ($22)




BF Asks: What makes you feel sexxxxxy?

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?