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? 




Saturday Social Hour: Angeleno Magazine Red Carpet Ready

Life has been so busy and my social schedule has been so packed that this is the first Saturday Social Hour I’ve done in a while.

I loooove being busy and having events to attend but I really miss sharing them with you guys!

This past week, I was delighted to attend Angeleno Magazine’s Red Carpet Ready event at the Montage Beverly Hills.

Angeleno Red Carpet Ready event

I sipped Nicolas Feuillatte champagne, caught up with friends, ate delicious nibbles provided by Montage Beverly Hills (including a veggie spread straight from the gods), was introduced to some new beauty brands and, most importantly, was pampered!

I met a new handbag line, Joseph Nicola, that I immediately fell in love with. As gorgeous as it is on the outside, the interior is even more exquisite.

Joseph Nicola handbag

I was delighted to try the new Acqua di Parma fragrance, Magnolia. Being the southern girl that I am, I was utterly delighted and giddy with glee!

I had a pr meeting in Beverly Hills right beforehand and no time for a touch up so thank goodness the beautiful babes of Blushington were on hand to polish me up!

Naked Princess was a new-to-me line and I am totally smitten. I can’t wait to try the products and let you guys know my thoughts! As a cruelty free & paraben free line, I have a feeling many of you are gonna be in love with this line. I swatted the gloss on my hand and was so happy to feel how comfortable and moisturizing it was.

Naked Princess

My favorite eco-friendly tanning line, Vani-T, was there on hand applying tans, and Lashfully was busy applying luscious lashes!

As you can tell, it was a busy and beautiful night. As much as I would have liked, I couldn’t make time to experience everything. Unfortunately, this means I missed Brasilian Blow Dry Bar, Spa Montage Beverly Hills “Oscar Glow” treatment, Le Mieux light exfoliation, Leonor Greyl hair conditioning, Luna D’Oro manicure, Votre Vu cosmetics and DNA EGF Renewal mini facials.

I guess that means I’ll just have to pamper myself another time. And know what?

I don’t mind a bit.

Thank you for a pretty, pampering evening, Angeleno!



BF Asks: Have you tried any of the lines that were pampering us at the Angeleno party? 

Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday: V and and her White Russian

I met today’s Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday girl, V, while getting my nails done at Wynn Nail Spa. You know me, I’ve never met a stranger. Especially when I want to know more about said stranger’s style.

V sat down next to me with her infectious smile and we struck up a conversation. Discussing glitter ombre nails, relationships, clothes and, of course, her lovely lip gloss.

Our WWW girl, the lovely V

In truth, I couldn’t stop giving her compliments!
BF: “I love that top!”
V: I got it at Francesca’s! I’m visiting from South Beach.

BF: “I love that lip gloss!”
V: “I just got it and I love it – Buxom lip gloss in White Russian!”

Buxom Lip Gloss in White Russian

Now, I do want to come clean with you and tell you that V’s lips are amazing!! I know that y’all won’t think that sounds creepy. Right? But seriously. The lip-plumping Buxom Lip Gloss in White Russian is a creamy nude pink but that lip line is all her. I kid you not. She doesn’t have lip liner on. What I wouldn’t give for lips that naturally defined!


However, if you’re looking to emulate this look, I would recommend the Armani Lip Liner #1  or Vani-T Lip Definer in Nude to match her lip line shade. It marries beautifully with the creaminess of the Buxom White Russian.

Buxom Lip Gloss in White Russian

And speaking of marrying, V was in California to attend a wedding in Napa!

Hope it was as lovely an affair as you are a person, V!



BF Asks: What’s your favorite true neutral lip liner?

New Product I’m Loving: Vani-T 3-Step Sexy & Sweet Nude Lip

I love being the bearer of good news!
Especially when it’s good news that involves introducing you lovelies to a new brand!
Well, it’s not exactly “new” but it’s new to me and I bet it will be new to some of you too.

I was recently introduced to Vani-T Mineral Cosmetics by a few friends in my office.

Besides my trusted friends, many other “famous friends” love to be vain with Vani-T: Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham, Rhianna, Cameron Diaz, Claudia Schiffer, Denise Richards, Kim Kardashian and a list that’s just too long to mention here!

Usually, I’m a little skeptical of mineral makeup. I think of layering and swirling and blending and brushing and tapping and by the end of the directions, I feel like people are exhausted and look like they have copious amounts of makeup on. Cakey for a cake=Bueno but cakey for a face = No Bueno.

But this is not the kind of mineral makeup that  Vani-T bakes up.

It’s eco-glam as it’s cruelty-free (no animal testing), paraben & mineral oil-free and really, free of anything bad for you. In fact it says no to everything except the good, organic stuff our skin and bodies needs. Isn’t that nice for a change?

Imagine my sweet delight when I tried Vani-T for the first time and found myself looking into the mirror thinking, “Whoa! I’ve got Angelina Jolie meets Kim Kardashian lips!!”

Vani-T sweet & sexy lips!

Vani-T sweet & sexy lips!

By the way, as a single lady, that’s a GOOD THING. A sexy thing! Whether you like or dislike those ladies, I don’t think anyone can say they’re not sexy.

Especially since those gorgeous ladies are embraced by Brad Pitt and Kanye West.

So I’ll take it!

If you want those gorgeous Kim Kardashian meets Angelina Jolie lips, I highly recommend you try the BeautyFrosting 3-Step Vani-T lip.

Vani-T Lip Swatches

1 ) Vani-T Lip Definer in Nude: I love a good bronzey nude lip liner. And this one defines, is blendable and looks natural. It preps the lip for the sex appeal ahead.

2 ) Vani-T Mineral Lip Color in Frisky Business: The neo-classical nude. A caramely, buttery beige that’s as moisturizing and smoothing as it is sexy. Infused with Vitamin E, Coconut Oil and Aloe Extract, you’re left with smooth, hydrating, longwearing lip color.

3) Vani-T Mineral Lip Glaze in Frisky Business: A kissable, peachy caramel nude that glides on the lips effortlessly. A faint French powder scent makes it even more indulgent. It is so UBER-hydrating – so much so that we were shocked – that your lips actually FEEL BETTER after wearing it!

Another reason I love Vani-T lipstick?

It’s my favorite lipstick packaging ever.

Check out the super glam, girly crystal packaging.
It’s a lipstick fit for Marilyn Monroe! Or for those of us who like to feel a little more like Marilyn when we’re primping.

Crystal-encased lipstick

Fit for Marilyn: Crystal-encased lipstick by Vani-T

Here’s what I’m thinking, girls. This is the PERFECT gift for a bride, bridesmaid, graduate, birthday girl, mom-to-be or favorite glam puss in your life.

Just look how great this tube of Vani-T looks on my vanity:

Vani-T on my vanity

Vani-T on my vanity

It’s a glam gift that won’t break the bank!

And is there anything more gorgeous than that?

Get your Vani-T lips here: Shop Vani-T 


BF Asks: What’s your favorite lipstick packaging?