New Year, New You


2013 is right around the corner. This is the perfect time to make sure you are using the best products. Our skin changes from season to season, with age, hormone levels, and stress. You should make sure you are using the right products for your skin type and check your sun screen to see if it’s expired.

Every new year I open my make up bag, dump it out and start over with fresh makeup and skin care. It’s easy to start with the basics.


The perfect basic make up bag:

Eyeliner Make sure you have a black liner for dramatic looks and depending on your eye color one for every day.

Mascara- Have you tried Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Mascara? This light formula lifts, separates, and adds drama to your lashes and doesn’t smudge.

Bronzer- If you can find a bronzer/highlighter duo this is perfect for contouring and highlighting for a perfect look.

Blush- Try a peachy pink shade. This will add warmth to the skin during these last few cooler months and it blends well with bronzer.

Lip Gloss- For the new year I recommend trying something new. A great berry shade looks good on all skin tones.

Lipstick- Go for a bold color. I love red. It’s classic and always turns heads.

Beauty Review: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Two Tone Mascara

I was working in Nordstrom last week for an event called Beauty on the Go. I was near the Estee Lauder counter and I was looking at their runway looks from fashion week. Let me tell you. Their National Make up artist is quite talented. I saw some amazing warm tones I am going to try.

Estee Lauder has this new mascara that is double-sided. One with a full size Sumptuous Mascara brush and the other is a smaller brush just for the bottom lashes. I chose Bold Black and Brown. There are other options. Bold Black/Plum, Bold Black/Rich Blue. I chose the Bold Black/ Brown shade because I wanted a more natural look.

The point of the tw shades is that the Bold Black on the top lashes lift and separate . The bottom lash color is what makes your eye color pop. If you have Hazel/Green eyes try the Plum, if you have Brown eyes try the Blue, and for Blue eyes go with Brown.

I love this mascara. There was no smudging under my eyes. The mascara was so light and separated my lashes. It looked like I had false lashes on. I give this mascara five stars!

“Outdoor Gallery Premiere” featuring Bradford Stewart


Culver city based Contemporary Painter Bradford Stewart, and Landscape Architect, Greg Davis created a beautiful outdoor garden art gallery using natural materials with exotic accessories.

It was a fun evening under the stars experiencing the first L.A. Outdoor Art Gallery.