Lulu DK For Clinique Launch Luncheon

Spring in a basket.

Spring in a basket. The Lulu DK for Clinique Launch Luncheon

Yep, that’s what Clinique is giving us with the new launch of their Lulu DK collaboration.

I was lucky enough attend an influencers’ lunch at the home of Lulu DK designer, Lulu deKwiatkowski, celebrating the seasonal collab. Inspired by the Bahamian flowers that adorned her straw tote as a child, Lulu’s free-spirited and playful design shines through on the cosmetics bag and clutch, drenched in sunny yellow with bursts of bright pink.

The Lulu DK for Clinique cosmetics bag and clutch

With catering by Joan’s on 3rd, a freely-flowing bar and comely companions, it was the perfect kickoff for spring.

Oh, Joan's on 3rd…you NEVER disappoint!


The girls with Lulu, celebrating the loveliest of launches

To bring the spirit of that perfect spring day home, head to Macy’s (where it’s exclusively sold) and pick up the limited edition cosmetics bag and mini clutch, compliments of Clinique, with any Clinique purchase of $27 or more.

 After making the difficult decision of palette (pinks or nudes?), look inside to see it filled with your favorites from Clinique. Which ones? Oh, how about Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, High Impact Mascara, Clinique Colour Compact, Dual-ended Long Last Glosswear and Different Lipstick, and Lulu’s favorite product, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion.  Lulu says of the cult classic, “This is the first moisturizer I ever bought. My mother introduced me to it. I still carry it around everywhere.” 

The situation for spring. Get it while you still can!

And it’s all yours, compliments of Clinique (with $27 purchase).

So, go get your spring on, girls!



Weekend Wanderlust: Kelly Golightly & L*Space Swimwear’s Flamingo Fiesta

L Space straw & paper pineapple decor *Photo by Fred Baby

What’s better than lounging poolside in Palm Springs on a Saturday afternoon? If you ask me, not much.

Can you say Swan Lake? In my L*Space The Ruched One Piece in Black ($158) on Swannie. *Photo by Nikkia Phoenix

That’s why I was delighted to be invited to my friend and fellow blogger, Kelly GoLightly’s & L*Space’s Slim Aarons-inspired Flamingo Fiesta poolside glam event a few Saturdays ago.

A pretty poolside Flamingo Fiesta that would make Slim Aarons proud *Photo by me


Upon entering Kelly’s oh-so-chic and darling desert abode, I was greeted with a Lette flamingo macaron cake…

Flamingo Macaron Cake by Lette

flamingo-shaped watermelon delights…

Watermelon Flamingos! *Photo by me

and a bevy of fellow blogger babes.

Not much brighter than a bevy of blogger babes poolside! *Photo by Fred Baby


Venturing a little deeper into the deep end of the party, there were custom Skinny Girl & Nekter Juice Bar cocktails, towels by Tide and Pool, cute custom signs by Our Heiday and festive tablecloths by Elephant Landing.

The Festive Flamingo Fiesta tablescape *Photo by me

The BEST part? I was tickled pink to get to wear 2 pieces from L*Space:

The Ruched One Piece (pictured here with my buddy, Swannie, again ($158) – a 70s-reminiscent one piece on just this edge of sexy:

Donning the L*Space Ruched One Piece ($158) with my friend, Swannie, again. We got pretty close.

And the Storm Watch romper ($180) – a little class with sass:

Dawn McCoy, BeautyFrosting, L Space, L*Space, swimwear

My day in the sun. In my L*Space Storm Watch Romper ($180) *Photo by Fred Baby

L*Space swimsuits & covers were coveted, cocktails were shared, sun was soaked (with sunscreen, of course) and laughter was heard often, as it should be. It was, truly, the perfect poolside fete hosted by our hostess-with-the-mostest, Kelly Golightly.

Thanks, Kelly!

The side effect of too much fun in the sun? Laughter. *Photo by Fred Baby




BF Asks: What was your favorite poolside detail from the Flamingo Fiesta hosted by that whiz, Kelly Golightly?



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?

Easter Dinner Recipe: BeautyFrosting’s Coconut Pina Colada Cake

BeautyFrosting's Coconut Pina Colada Cake

This is always a HUUUUGE hit! And I refer to it as Vanessa’s cake as I first came up with the recipe in 2002 for my dear friend (and roommate at the time), Vanessa’s birthday celebration.
I was out of town for a wedding, in Dallas, and this was my attempt to make up for missing her shindig.
p.s. It worked! See below.

BeautyFrosting's Coconut Pina Colada Cake Recipe

Coconut Pina Colada Cake

Preheat oven to 350.
1 pkg Extra Moist White or Yellow Cake Mix
1/4 c Crisco Oil
3 eggs
1 c (8 oz) Sour Cream
1 tsp Almond extract
1 (8 1/2 oz) can Cream of Coconut  (in cocktail mixer aisle) – set aside 2 Tbsp for frosting
1 c Coconut
In a large bowl, combine cream of coconut, oil, sour cream, almond extract and eggs. Mix completely.
Add cake mix and mix until smooth.
Add coconut and mix until distributed evenly.
Pineapple-Rum Filling
1/2 tsp Salt
4 tablespoons Cornstarch
1/2 c Sugar
1 (20 oz) can Crushed Pineapple, packed in juice
3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
1/2 c  Malibu Coconut Rum
In saucepan, Combine salt, 3 tbsp cornstarch and sugar
Add pineapple (with juice) and mix.
Cook over med-high heat until mixture is boiling, constantly stirring
When boil is reached, stir constantly for approx. 5 minutes until mixture is thickened and looks creamy.
Reduce to low heat and add butter.
Add coconut rum.
Dissolve 1 tbsp. cornstarch in a little cold water until dissolved into creamy mixture.
Add to pineapple mixture.
Stir until smooth, dissolved and thickened.
Let mixture cool and store in fridge until ready to use!
(Also, great for pie filling, ice cream topping and more!)
Pina Colada Frosting
1 (8 oz) package Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 c Unsalted Butter, softened
4 c Confectioners Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Tbsp Cream of Coconut
1-2 Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 c Angel Flake Coconut
Combine cream cheese, butter and salt in bowl. Mix well.
Add in vanilla and cream of coconut.
Add confectioners powdered sugar 1 cup at a time.
Add in whipping cream to desired consistency.
Mix in coconut.
More coconut can be used for a thicker, less spreadable frosting.
Garnish with pineapple slices, cherries and umbrellas for a festive Pina Colada cake
with jelly beans for the perfect Easter cake.