Friday, January 13, 2012

Maybe She's Born With It....

Internal beauty truly does transcend external beauty. And while you are being bombarded with the opposite message via magazines, television, and bill boards, remember this:

Fotoshop by Adobe

A MUST watch!

(Great Job Jessica Rosten!)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sleep Deprived?

Sleep Deprivation can be a big issue as noted in my blog "Resting to Live" from the November 2nd.
If the ill effects of a late night out, cramming for an exam, or attending to a restless infant are relegated to a few nights per month there are some amazing products that will work wonders on impoverished skin.

Lack of a decent nights' sleep shows up more readily around the eye area due to the fine texture of the skin. Yet, the rest of the face, neck and decolletage need not be neglected.
Here are a few "work wonders" products for the morning after.

Absolute Skin Recovery Serum from Orlane.  The name says it all.  Sweep over entire face after cleansing and apply Absolute Skin Recovery Care moisturizer.  Your skin will be back to its glowing ideal in no time.

Absolute Skin Recovery Eye Serum is another top choice as well as Baume Efficace eye and lip gel from Sisley.  For a pocketbook brand, try the Eye Roller from Garnier.
No matter what products you decide on using, nothing will work as well as a full night's rest to help you live your beauty.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Resting to Live

We all know that sleep is important and when we don't get enough of it it shows.  From puffy eyes and dark circles to crankiness and overall malaise, lack of sleep can deaden us to the beauty around us.  A new report from Psychology Today helps explain a why this is.

Sleep and Beauty

Is sleep a secret to looking good?

                 Sleeping Beauty

Why sleep? people ask me. I give them a welter of reasons starting with avoidance of death. Sleep deprive any animal and it dies–rather quickly.
Yet fear of death does not seem to motivate people to take more time for rest, or to even pay attention to its advantages for personal regeneration. So next I turn to standard medical issues - active rest helps prevent heart disease and stroke; prevents depression; increases stamina and immunologicalresilience.

Click here to read more

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

On Location with Robert Wagner

Hello, It Takes a Thief fans!

I had a wonderful day yesterday working with the ever dashing Robert Wagner.  We were shooting interview footage for the upcoming DVD release of the popular television series It Takes a Thief.  Available in a store near you beginning in October, look out for this 68 disc classic.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I need to update this!  And I will, I will!  Wedding season is upon us.  And summer - FINALLY....
Not to mention a whole slew of new, wonderful products out there to explore.
Hasta Pronto!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tip For Life

A friend of mine recently relayed an experience she had at a cosmetic counter.  She was feeling blue and not completely loving herself, so decided a trip to her favorite department store would help lift her spirits.
She began in the shoe department where, to her chagrin, nothing was fitting her foot properly.  It was "that time of the month" and she was retaining a bit of water, which made her feet swell.  She had the same experience, for the same reasons, at the summer dress sale.  Feeling almost completely defeated, she headed down to the cosmetic department thinking a new lipstick would help liven her spirit; you can only imagine how that experience turned out.  Nearly in tears, she drove home, changed into her most comfortable sweatsuit, and collapsed on the sofa with her two best friends, Ben and Jerry.

We've all had times when we thought a little shopping spree would cheer us up.  And in the 33+++ years that I have been alive, not once has a trip to the mall moved me from despondent to pleased.  My advice? Don't ever go shopping, especially make-up shopping, when you're feeling blue.  Nine times out of ten you'll sink deeper into the well of darkness and bring the sales girl right along with you for not knowing exactly what you need (which is probably a great big bear hug).  Hey, let's face it, it's not the sale's girls' responsibility to make us feel good about ourselves.  And a lipstick certainly can enhance an already positive mood, but it won't bring us out of darkness.

So, instead of further torturing yourself by going shopping, spending money you'll feel guilty about on items you neither need nor particularly want, and then downing a pint of ice cream - go to the gym, walk around your neighborhood, spend time with a pet, have coffee with a girlfriend, run a bubble bath, treat yourself to a massage, watch a favorite film, and remember that tomorrow is a brand new day.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Think Pink

With the snow continuously falling and temperatures barely reaching the 30's, Spring is but a figment of my imagination.  When I'm out skiing powder and my friends in warmer climes are talking daffodils and spring greens, I turn to my make-up drawer (yes, I have an entire drawer - or three - of personal make-up) for sunny inspiration.  And this week my joy comes from the ever spring staple - Pink.
Just enough to add some color and sunshine to winter's paled cheeks and lips, pink will give a soft healthy glow to any complexion. Today's favorite is a trio from Trish McEvoy.  Three simple necessities, for cheeks and lips,  to enhance your natural spring beauty.  All in soft, blushing pink.