Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bronzed Beauty

Spring is here and now's the perfect time to start putting your warmer weather makeup routine into full swing. The spring is the best time to sweep on beautiful bronzers to add a sexy, shimmery glow. The golds, pinks and bronzes complement just about all skin tones and enhances cheekbones.

Do you use bronzers? If so, what's your favorite brand? See below for a chance to win one of these!

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Exotic Bronzing Blush available at www.bloomingdales.com for $35

Bobbi Brown Nectar Shimmerbrick available at www.nordstrom.com for $38

Borghese Milano Multi-Bronzer available at www.beauty.com for $31

Elizabeth Arden Bronzing Story available at www.beauty.com for $32

Revlon Beyond Natural Blush Bronzer in Plumberry available at www.drugstore.com for $11.99

Covergirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Mineral Bronzer available at www.drugstore.com for $8.l8

YSL Complexion Palette Collector's Edition available at www.bloomingdales.com for $65

**One lucky reader will win the Covergirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Mineral Bronzer. Just leave a comment and the winner will be selected randomly and announced later this week.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Knock-Out Neutral Handbags

This spring grab a handbag that will work with all of your colorful ensembles this season. Neutral shades are subtle, yet stylish. They can be worn with any shade of clothing making them the perfect alternative to your go-to black bag. The lighter shade is ideal for the warmer months and adds a classic flair regardless of the structure.

Would you wear a neutral handbag? What's your favorite handbag style? Check out some of these!

Kristin Embossed Exotic Large Handbag available at www.coach.com for $798

Ananas Fabiana Tote available at www.endless.com for $198

Clio Shopper available at www.ninewest.com for $99

Juicy Couture Free Style Classic Clock Satchel available at www.juicycouture.com for $261

Juicy Couture Lady Luck Handbag available at www.juicycouture.com for $228

Olivia Harris Convertible Leather Shoulder Bag available at www.saks.com for $455

Sara Berman Studded Suede Clutch available at www.theoutnet.com for $110

Tory Burch Bombe Signature Clutch available at www.toryburch.com for $350

Slouchy Leatherette Shoulder Bag available at www.forever21.com for $30.80

Monday, March 22, 2010

Orchids in Bloom!

An Academy-award-winning actress, a Revlon spokeswoman, mother and most recently a perfumer - Halle Berry is back with a new fragrance - Pure Orchid. Wrapped in a pretty purple package, this perfume exudes femininity with its floral mix of orchids, jungle cactus flower, lemons and blackberry creme. This affordable, sensual scent is perfect for the spring season!

Halle Berry's Pure Orchid 0.5 oz available at www.walmart.com for $16.

Have you tried Pure Orchid? Are you a fan of celebrity fragrances? One reader will win a bottle of Pure Orchid. Simply leave a comment and a winner will be announced later this week.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Oil Be Gone!

If you suffer from oily skin, Carol's Daughter has concocted a trio of products that will tackle unwanted "glistening" called, Wash Away the Oil. This new 3-piece set includes a face wash, face toner and face lotion. I haven't been using all three together yet, but I've been using the face lotion by itself and it is absolutely wonderful!

Wash Away the Oil Set available at www.carolsdaughter.com for $55

I have super oily skin in my T-zone and this lightweight lotion marvelously absorbs the oil leaving my face hydrated, but not greasy. I'm looking forward to using all three products together, but right now I'm pleasantly pleased with the lotion.

Have you tried this new trio? If you have oily skin, what products do you use to combat it?

**The winner of the Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous is RedBoneGirl97. Congrats, please email me your mailing address.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lashes to Love!

As a woman who loves playing up my lashes, Maybelline's Lash Stiletto Voluptuous is my new go-to mascara. This mascara promises to create dramatic length and it delivers. Not only does the curved brush add length, the bristles also make lashes appear thicker, darker and bolder. Plus, the pretty red tube packaging stands out in your makeup bag making it easy to find.

When all of the other countless mascaras claim to plump, curl and volumize - Maybelline is the only brand that consistently provides my lashes with the look that I love!

Have you ever tried Lash Stiletto Voluptuous? One lucky reader will win one! Simply leave a comment and a winner will be selected randomly and announced later this week.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Baby BGG Pic of the Week!

Fabulous Celebrity Photos will return in a few weeks, but in the interim I thought I'd share a new pic of my daughter, Ava Gabrielle, aka Baby BGG. She's already 8 weeks old! I can't believe how quickly she's growing!

Have a wonderful weekend. :-)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sparkle in Sequins this Spring!

Gone are the days when sequins were reserved for the holidays, special occasions, or nights out on the town. This spring season it's going to be quite common to add a bit of sparkly pizazz with sequins to everyday ensembles. Coupled with jeans or a cardigan, sequins can spice up ordinary cotton tanks and tops creating a dose of casual glamour.

Would you wear sequins during the day this spring?

Tory Burch Sequined V-Neck Shirt available at www.neimanmarcus.com for $165

Sequin Leaf Tunic available at www.forever21.com for $27.80

Gryphon Metal Sequin Tank available at www.shopbop.com for $147.50

Ecote Necklace T-Shirt available at www.urbanoutfitters.com for $48

Sequin Tank available at www.jcrew.com for $78

Matilda Sequin Tank available at www.fossil.com for $48

Sequin Dropwaist Mesh Top available at www.thelimited.com for 439.50

Sequin Striped Top available at www.neimanmarcus.com for $125

Tissue Sequin Tank available at www.jcrew.com for $74

Trapeze Sequin Knit Top available at www.forever21.com for $17.80

Sequined Starland Tank available at www.jcrew.com for $138

Asos Scattered Sequins T-Shirt available at www.asos.com for $34.95

**The winner of the Yes to Carrots tints is Courtney! Congrats and please email me your mailing address.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tantalizing Tints for Your Lips!

For those BGs who don't like gooey glosses or color-loaded lipsticks, but still want soft and supple lips, Yes to Carrots has the perfect treat for you. Their new C Me Blush Lip Tints provide moisture and conditioning while enhancing your natural look with sheer shades that work well on all complexions. Plus, the tints are enhanced with shea butter, coconut and jojoba oils, and are 95% organic! I love using these as a base for my glosses because it creates a smooth foundation while providing a hint of tint.

C Me Blush Lip Tints available at www.target.com for $4.49 each.

One lucky reader will win the Ready Red & Sunset Pink shades. Just leave a comment and the winner will be selected randomly and announced later this week.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Butter Up!

From Beyonce to Vanessa Williams, Kim Kimble has styled and trimmed the tresses of some of the hottest celebrities in the business. Being one of the premiere stylists to the stars, a few years ago Kimble decided to share her expertise with the everyday woman by creating Kim Kimble Hair Care Systems available at Target. The line includes scalp treatments, shampoos, styling creams and everything in between. My favorite is the Hair Butter. This moisturizing cream softens, strenghtens and smooths strands while providing a slight sheen. Plus, one of the key ingredients is olive oil, which is always beneficial for hair.

Kim Kimble Hair Care Systems Hair Butter available at www.target.com for $11.99

Have you tried any of the Kim Kimble Hair Care Systems? Have you tried any new hair products lately? Please share.

**The winner of the Borghese Nail Polish is Nerd Girl! Congrats and please email me your mailing address.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Luxurious Lacquers for Less!

Choosing the right nail color for this time of year can be tricky. Luckily, Borghese Cosmetics has created a beautiful array of hues with their Fashionista Collection to help transition nails from winter to spring. The Milan-spring runway inspired lacquers include 6 super saturated shades ranging from a tawny beige (Biscotti Beige) to a deep sparkly violet (Plumaggio Purple). My personal favorite is the barely-there Biscotti Beige because it gives your nails just the right amount of pigment creating a polished look. Plus, this lacquer doesn't chip easily which is essential to a great manicure.

Shades from L to R include: Biscotti Beige, Bella Berry, Plumaggio Purple, Stellare Notte, Mezzanote Blue and Almondine. Some of the colors are difficult to differentiate w/this photo, but this is the best photo that I have. Lacquers are available at drugstores nationwide for $8 each.

**What nail color shades do you typically use during the transitional season? Are you a fan of brights, darks or neutrals? One lucky reader will win the Plumaggio Purple shade. Just leave a comment sharing your favorite nail polish shades. The winner will be selected randomly and announced later this week.