Travel Essentials: LAX to DFW

What are my in-flight travel essentials?
Well, they change from flight to flight, depending on what my destination is.
Here’s what my tray table looked like yesterday on Virgin America en route to Dallas from Los Angeles.

My LAX-DFW Virgin America tray table



BF Asks: What are your in-flight essentials? 

New Years Eve Makeup: When in Vegas, you gotta SHINE!!

Hi beauties!

I spent New Years Eve in Vegas with good friends, amazing music, fabulous food and oodles of cocktails.

A lot of you guys saw the pics on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook and wanted to know what products made me glow.

Glowing on New Years Eve in Vegas - HoneyPunch dress ℅ M. Caroline Boutique & hair by Drybar on West 3rd St in LA

So I just wanted to share the highlights of my makeup look from New Years Eve with you, today.

In my glowing beauty treasure chest for New Years Eve? MAC, Hourglass, Antonym, Too Faced, Josie Maran, Jouer, Vani-T & more! *Necklace by Forever 21 (yes, seriously!!!)


Some of the shimmering highlights?

Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil ($46)

Antonym Cosmetics Organic Duo Eye Shadow in Café au Lait ($24)

MAC Shadows in Tempting & Woodwinked ($15)

Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer ($28)

Hourglass Cosmetics Femme Nude Lip Stylo ($30)

Jouer Age-Repairing Brightener ($32)

& more…

I felt so glam walking around in my Honey Punch rose gold sequined dress (℅ M. Caroline Boutique), Charles David gold high heels, The Artisan Group rose gold heart earrings and my smoky eyes, glowing skin and nude lips. I wanted to embody New Years Eve and I think I did just that.
After all, when else do you get to wear a short, gold-sequined dress than in Vegas?!?!


BF Asks: What were you donning as the clock struck midnight? 




Beauty Beat with Dawn McCoy on The Moll Anderson Show 7/13/13: Date Night Beauty

Every week, I stop by the “Moll house” on The Moll Anderson Show on SiriusXM to bring Moll my Beauty Beat. On BeautyFrosting this week, I am sharing with y’all my date night beauty tips that I shared with Moll last month. Try em out and let me know if they don’t help up the romance factor for you on your next date night!

Here’s the link so you can take a listen:

Beauty Beat with Dawn McCoy on The Moll Anderson Show 7/13/13: Date Night Beauty

The Eyes Have It:

My picks for Date-Daring Eyes!

My picks for date night beauty eye makeup? Well, first, apply the trick that Trish McEvoy herself taught me. Start with the eyes before anything else! This way, clean-up is a breeze! Neutrogena Crease-Proof Eye Shadow ($8.49), NYX Jet Black Eye Liner ($8), Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System ($35) and Talika Eyelash Extenders ($30.99).


Put your best face forward:

My picks for a polished, pretty face for date night!

For a pretty, polished face for date night, try Stila Beauty Balm, Giorgio Armani Blender Brush ($49) and Laura Mercier secret Brightening Powder ($24).

Love your lips!

For lovely lips, Votre Vu is the way to go!

For lovely lips that look like a stepped-up version of your natural lip, try Votre Vu Dramatic Lip Liner in Naked ($21) and Votre Vu Lip Lustre in Charming ($22).

Be sure to catch my Beauty Beat on The Moll Anderson Show every Saturday at 2pm PST/5 pm EST on SiriusXM Channel 246!



BF Asks: What is your go-to date night beauty routine? 





Thirsty Thursday: Too Faced Shadow Insurance Champagne Eyeshadow Primer

We’ve got a little bit of a different Thirsty Thursday today, folks. Rather than a recipe to brew up, I have a recipe that will keep your eye makeup on all day long and into the night.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Champagne Eyeshadow Primer ($20)


I’m featuring Too Faced “Champagne” Shadow Insurance ($20) so, of course, I had to take some thematic shots. It’s important to stick with a theme, after all.

Setting the tone for my mini Too Faced shoot with a glass of champ, naturally...and note that it's a little blurry. Perhaps it was my second glass. But props are verrrry important.


And if that means opening a little bubbly to make the pictures more palatable well…I am willing to put in the work for YOU.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Champagne Eyeshadow Primer and a freshly opened bottle of champ! What could be more perfect for a night of primping?

All kidding  – and champagne dreams – aside, I really only have one thing to tell you about this shadow primer: IT WORKS.

This waterproof formula goes on smoothly and lasts up to 24 hours. Yep, seriously. Longer than any champagne buzz will last!

After getting it a few weeks ago, I can attest to the fact that it wears on and on with no smudging, sliding or running. And it primes the eyelids perfectly for all eye “makeupish” things such as shadow and liner. I put it on at 10 am and….

At the Nalukai event. My shadow and liner stayed put ALL DAY LONG thanks to Too Faced Shadow Insurance Champagne Eyeshadow Primer

and here it is at 10 pm.  No joke, people.

And at bedtime... (p.s. You know I washed my face before I fell asleep. I NEVER skip that!)


I love it…almost as much as…champagne!

So pour yourself a glass of bubbly, turn on the tunes and luxuriate in your primping process tonight. And have faith that with Too Faced Champagne Shadow Insurance, the only thing that will be dancing away will be you!



BF Asks: What product do you rely on to keep your eye makeup on all day – and night – long? 

FabFitFunFriday: Spring In Bloom!

Spring is in bloom, FabFitFun & BeautyFrosting readers, and it is beautiful! Seems like everywhere I look there are pretty pastel palettes. Lovely lilac, flirty fuchsia, ravishing rose, and brilliant blues are the perfect ways to pretty up this spring! Here are just a few of my pretty, pretty picks!

1) Aerin Spring Color Palette in Effortless Spring Radiance, $70

Who doesn’t want to look like the gorgeous Aerin Lauder? Well, now we can — or at least pretty up trying — with her new Spring Color Palette. Available in Garden in Bloom (neutral and fresh) and Garden at Dusk (bold and sultry), these palettes leave you looking as fresh as a rose. Beautiful for brunch or elegant for an evening out, the colorful case alone will give you a littlespring in your step!

2)  Too Faced The Secret to No Makeup Makeup palette, $39

This magical morning-after or morning-meeting makeup is just what you need to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed early in the morning. It leaves you feeling polished and pretty without feeling made up. And the guide with 3 looks in 3 steps in under 3 minutes is a little Easter egg of its own! Before you can say Good morning,you’ll look like you’re ready to take on the day!

3) Essie Nail Polish in Splash of Grenadine, $8

A playful, lovely lilac-meets-magenta-pink that’s perfect for spring! For fingers or toes, this polish will delight you every time you catch a glimpse of it in the mirror. I just started singing I Feel Pretty looking at it right now. A crowd-pleaser for sure, be prepared for oodles of compliments and questions as to what shade you’re flaunting.

4) Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Fuchsia Flash Matte, $19

My go-to gorgeous color! When you need to brighten up or stand out in pics, this lipstick makes a statement! And what’s the statement, you ask? I am gorgeous! A true matte fuchsia with a powerful punch, this shade wears on and on. It wears so well that you’ll think you need to reapply until you look in the mirror and see that it hasn’t moved a bit, even if you’ve been moving all night long.

5) Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Lilac Rose, $42

As part of Bobbi’s new limited-edition Lilac Rose collection, this shimmer brick is a fresh take on spring florals. With five bars of light-reflecting, pearlescent shimmer, you have a sweet selection of bright pink, golden pink and icy pink pearl pigments at your fingertips. Use as a candlelit highlighter, a shimmering spring blush or as iridescent eyeshadow. It’s a multipurpose product that will make you feel as shimmering in spring as it is!

6) Le Métier de Beauté Indelible Inks Eyeliner in Artemis $28

This seductive sapphire liner does a lot more than most liners do. Its highly pigmented, no-budge recipe makes for a long-lasting sexy eye. Rain, tears, or dancing the night away, it ain’t movin’! Be sure to give it a few solid seconds to dry and it will wear on and on until you’re ready to take it off.

These pretty, pretty products will definitely put a little “Spring” in your step!


By-My-Bedside: Too Faced “The Secret to No Makeup Makeup” Palette

Pssst. I have a secret for you. You want in on it? Here you go.

By-My-Bedside: Too Faced The Secret to No Makeup Makeup Palette

I’m not saying that I’m “one of those kinda girls”, but if I was, this would be my bedside lifesaver.
Perfect for the morning after, or the morning of, this Too Faced
“The Secret to No Makeup Makeup” Fresh & Flawless Face Palette ($39) is my pick for pretty, polished, fresh morning skin.



As it claims, it doesn’t leave you looking “makeuppy” but rather ethereal, angelic and refined. See!



And it comes with a guide to doing 3 looks with 3 steps in under 3 minutes. With “Wake Up Makeup”, “Nude Radiance” and “Red Carpet Contour”, you’re good to go anytime day or night!


Also comes with a guide to 3 Looks with 3 steps in under 3 minutes!


With subtle brighteners, flattering neutral skin-based hues and subtle contouring shades, it’s perfect for that “sneak-out-of-bed-and-brighten-up before your partner wakes up trick” we all know so well!

Add a bit of the bronzer in your crease and on my lower lid for a no-fuss, defined look!



Pores look smaller, contours stronger and highlights oh-so-candlelit! So you’re left looking, and feeling, fresh-faced, bright and ready to take on the day or night!

 You’re not “that kinda girl”? Well, it’s also a great go-to for a little pick-me-up for a big morning meeting or after-work cocktails.
Get your no makeup makeup look on!
BF Secret Tip: I like to add a bit of the bronzer in my crease and on my lower lid for a no-fuss, defined look! 


*Photos by Maddi Mobley & Dawn McCoy