Archive - July 2010

Saturday Surfing

Published in: Just For Fun

Good morning and happy, happy Saturday, boo! How’d you sleep? I’m up early today to get ready to head to Lake Berryessa in Napa with El Hub. The cooler’s locked and loaded with picnic snacks and — you know it! — beauty goodies. 🙂

I dropped a few MAC wipes and my tube of Clinique All About Eyes Serum into a Ziploc baggie to keep them cool and dry in the cooler (cold wipes feel fantastic at the end of a day spent in the sun; ditto on the serum).

I’ll be away from the computer for a while (just a day trip), but before I roll — wait, what’s that sound?


It’s the sound of e-waves breaking on the beauty beach. Do you have some time to catch a few with me? Grab your board!

Random bright spots

New in beauty

I don’t understand a word of this song, but I still love it!


Have a great Saturday, girl, and I’ll see you soon!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


Josie Maran Blush in Fever Is Making My Temperature Rise

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

Josie Marah Fever Blush Swatches Reviews Photos

“Doctor, you have to help me! I think I’m seeing things.”


“Yah, I just saw a woman who looked feverish! — but I mean that in the best possible way.”

You see, there’s a fever going around (no, not Justin Bieber), but this fever’s more of a blessing than a curse. It most certainly IS contagious, however, and it’s spreading fast.

Fever ($20), one of three new blushes from eco-friendly Josie Maran, launched exclusively at Sephora earlier this summer as part of a completely new line of blushes designed to lend a light flush to cheeks.

Blossom (a soft peach), Fever (a rosy beige) and Passion (a fresh pink) each contain Moroccan Argan oil, an oil rich in vitamin E, and JM claims that wearing them improves a variety of skin trubs, including dryness and hyper pigmentation.

Conveniently, I have both of those trubs, LOL!
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Benefit Dancing Queen Ultra Shines Lipgloss Is My Jam

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

benefit dancing queen lipgloss swatches reviews photos

Everyone has at least *one* song that always gets ’em on the dance floor (and don’t even pretend; I know what you do when you hear “Oh, my, god. Becky, look at her butt,” LOL!).

As a lifelong lover of public displays of ridiculousness, I actually have quite a few booty-shaking dance jams. One of my all-time faves: Dancing Queen! 🙂

See that girl, watch that scene, diggin’ the dancing queen…

Yeah, “young and sweet and only 17” — that was a loooong time ago for yours truly, but the song still totally moves me. And when Benefit announced the new Ultra Shines lipglosses a few months ago and included a color called Dancing Queen ($18), I thought, “It’s destiny!”

I’ve really been into bright lips lately, like Dancing Queen, a flirty, shimmery hot pink with subtle blue iridescence.

Like the other Ultra Shines I’ve tried, Dancing Queen goes on silky smooth, with loads of pigment and shine, and I love how great it looks on different skin tones. The color looks lovely on Erin, a pale blonde beauty with green eyes, and Marisol, a brown-eyed babe who’s a few shades darker than me.
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Do You Have Time for Tea with Tocca Bianca?

Published in: Fragrance

tocca bianca reviews photos

Have I ever mentioned that El Hub and I never went on a honeymoon? It’s true, and our four-year anniversary is next week. He hasn’t said anything about it yet, but I think we’re a little overdue!

I would love to go on a romantic trip to Italy — not necessarily as a belated honeymoon, but just in general, ya know? I could eat and photograph my way up and down the Amalfi Coast with my best friend…and El Hub could tag along, too. 🙂

(Just kidding, babe!)

Tocca’s new Bianca ($68) fragrance put the idea in my head…
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