Monthly Archives: April 2008

What's in Lianne's Bag?

What's in Lianne's Bag Today is Lianne’s turn! We’re looking at her bag and what’s got in it. Lianne is the amazing woman behind The Makeup Girl. She’s a great makeup artist in the DC Metro area and she’s inspired quite a few purchases. When I saw Lianne use Sue Devitt’s Eye Intensifier in some of her photos, I ran out and got a few. Here’s what she says…

“The bag is by Gucci…it’s the Britt Medium tote in patent leather, totally roomy and very “me”. It’s one of the biggest “bag” purchases I have ever made in my life but it’s a classic and I love it. I typically don’t keep my keys in my purse (they go in a basket by the door so I always know where they are and my sunglasses (I have many many many pairs) are in the basket too…although I keep a pair in the car in case I forget them in the basket!!!”

What's in Lianne's Bag “In my bag itself I have my iPhone (geek girl!), my makeup bag (leopard from Bath and Body works on sale for $5!) my business card case, my black slim wallet, pacifica solid fragrance, philosophy pure grace roll on fragrance oil and my latest obsession, Orbit Mint Mojito gum (two packs because I can’t run out!).”

“The makeup bag is more streamlined than usual:”

Smashbox Function5 Self Adjusting Powder Foundation
Dr, Haushcka Lip Balm
Sharpener
NARS Orgasm/Hustler lip gloss
Philosophy Amazing grace solid fragrance
Tarte Cliff/Claire Lip gloss
NARS the multiple in Orgasm
Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick
Becca Glossy Lip Tint in Marsala
Stila Lip Pencil in Contour 23
MAC lip pencil in BBQ
MAC Shadow in Dark Edge
MAC Shadow in Modest Tone
NARS lip gloss in Cabiria
Loos Lips NY Lip gloss ball

What's in Lianne's Bag

See? That lip balm really is good stuff. 🙂 Check back tomorrow to peek at Annie from Bellasugar’s bag!

What’s in Lianne’s Bag?

What's in Lianne's Bag Today is Lianne’s turn! We’re looking at her bag and what’s got in it. Lianne is the amazing woman behind The Makeup Girl. She’s a great makeup artist in the DC Metro area and she’s inspired quite a few purchases. When I saw Lianne use Sue Devitt’s Eye Intensifier in some of her photos, I ran out and got a few. Here’s what she says…

“The bag is by Gucci…it’s the Britt Medium tote in patent leather, totally roomy and very “me”. It’s one of the biggest “bag” purchases I have ever made in my life but it’s a classic and I love it. I typically don’t keep my keys in my purse (they go in a basket by the door so I always know where they are and my sunglasses (I have many many many pairs) are in the basket too…although I keep a pair in the car in case I forget them in the basket!!!”

What's in Lianne's Bag “In my bag itself I have my iPhone (geek girl!), my makeup bag (leopard from Bath and Body works on sale for $5!) my business card case, my black slim wallet, pacifica solid fragrance, philosophy pure grace roll on fragrance oil and my latest obsession, Orbit Mint Mojito gum (two packs because I can’t run out!).”

“The makeup bag is more streamlined than usual:”

Smashbox Function5 Self Adjusting Powder Foundation
Dr, Haushcka Lip Balm
Sharpener
NARS Orgasm/Hustler lip gloss
Philosophy Amazing grace solid fragrance
Tarte Cliff/Claire Lip gloss
NARS the multiple in Orgasm
Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick
Becca Glossy Lip Tint in Marsala
Stila Lip Pencil in Contour 23
MAC lip pencil in BBQ
MAC Shadow in Dark Edge
MAC Shadow in Modest Tone
NARS lip gloss in Cabiria
Loos Lips NY Lip gloss ball

What's in Lianne's Bag

See? That lip balm really is good stuff. 🙂 Check back tomorrow to peek at Annie from Bellasugar’s bag!

Case of the Luxurious Lip Balm

A few weeks ago I was in Barney’s, a store that really feels out of character for me, but I gave in to temptation and picked up the infamous By Terry Baume de Rose. I just had to see what all the fuss about, I called this “research”. I didn’t go for the usual pot, I went with the gloss-like version of the lip balm.

By Terry Baume de Rose When you first use By Terry’s Baume de Rose, you start to see glimpses of why this lip balm is so coveted. It’s got the most enchanting rose scent to it, the kind of scent you imagine a gorgeous red rose to have. That alone may be worth the price tag to some. The texture is appropriately thick, thicker than your average lip balm, and it smothers your lips with moisture all while leaving a shine on your lips, this particular formula anyhow. I’ve really enjoyed using lip stains under this lip balm. The light pink color to it softens the color of the stains I use so I’m using them more now because of this. It also has an extra use, you can use it on your cuticles.

Those things aside, I still have a few issues with the product. First, it’s got a doe foot applicator. This type of applicator seems to give off some type of graininess during application. When I wipe it off, I wipe off some of the product and start the cycle all over again. I’ve started just dabbing the wand instead of spreading it around like a gloss. A brush would be much better in this product. The other is the price tag. Part of me is having a hard time getting over the guilt for even spending about $55 including tax for this lip balm. What is in it that makes it this valuable? The lip balm does treat my lips nicely but this is not my holy grail lip balm. It’s very nice but there are better lip balms out there at a fraction of the price.

Really what you’re paying for here is a luxury item. The rose scent is fabulous but the formula itself doesn’t really do anything extraordinary for your lips so it’s up to you to decide if this is worth it. As for me, when it run’s out, it’s out.

Beauty Duty for 4/29

A Touch of Blusher reviews ck Calvin Klein’s new mineral-based loose powder

All About the Pretty is still in love with Tom Ford and his new Neroli Portofino fragrance.

Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search tells all about her visit to the Kiehl’s flagship store.

GlamBlush and Rita Hazan share 10 Rules for Being a Brunette.

KRiSTOPHER is loving, hating, and wearing snakeskin accessories.

Have you ever purchased a Sephora Brand product? Lipstick, Powder ‘n Paint shares the latest offerings from Sephora that will rock your eyes and make your lips pop.

Makeup Moxie has beauty lust for the new Tarte 4 Day Stay Lash Stain.

SugarShock Beauty is feeling flush for spring’s flushed-pink cheek trend.

Spring is in the air and lust abounds! The Organic Beauty Expert shares how the ladies can lube it up the natural way!

WE LOVE BEAUTY.com met up with celebrity manicurist, Melissa Bozant to discuss the latest mani & pedi trends.

What’s in Erika’s Bag?

Today we’re peeking at Erika from Makeup Bag’s makeup bag. Erika is one of my favorite bloggers and so I was very excited to take a look at what products one my favorite bloggers uses. Here’s what she says…

What's in Erika's Bag

“This is my favorite zebra print Zazendi makeup bag, which is excellent for travel because it’s made out of silk and conforms itself around my makeup. I can squeeze this into the tightest suitcase space.

I never thought I could pare down to the bare essentials where my makeup is concerned, but this bag is proof that it is totally possible. I have four other makeup bags stuffed full in my bathroom, but these are the essentials that I’ve been using for the last month.”

  • Clinique Almost Powder Makeup
  • MAC Fafi Eyes 1
  • Bobbi Brown Nude Lip/Eye Palette
  • Chanel Perfect Brows in Brun
  • MAC Eye shadow singles in Patina and Smut
  • Three Custom Color Specialist custom compact with concealer, Poppy lip/cheek stain, and cool bronzer
  • LashBlast Mascara
  • Shiseido Lasting Lift Mascara
  • Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy
  • Shu Eyelash Curler
  • Clinique Longlast Glosswear
  • Clinique Quick Eyes Cream Shadow
  • Bobbi Brown cream eyeliner in Chocolate Shimmer Ink
  • Laura Mercier travel brush set with extras thrown in (Tweezerman tweezers & scissors, Shu eyelash applicator, Benefit brow brush…)

While we’re not looking at Erika’s handbag, she tells us there are 12 different lipglosses and balms inside, including her favorite MAC Tendertones and her beloved Prescriptives Custom Blend lipgloss. Are you enjoying these posts? I hope so, we have more to come.

What's in Erika's Bag?

Today we’re peeking at Erika from Makeup Bag’s makeup bag. Erika is one of my favorite bloggers and so I was very excited to take a look at what products one my favorite bloggers uses. Here’s what she says…

What's in Erika's Bag

“This is my favorite zebra print Zazendi makeup bag, which is excellent for travel because it’s made out of silk and conforms itself around my makeup. I can squeeze this into the tightest suitcase space.

I never thought I could pare down to the bare essentials where my makeup is concerned, but this bag is proof that it is totally possible. I have four other makeup bags stuffed full in my bathroom, but these are the essentials that I’ve been using for the last month.”

  • Clinique Almost Powder Makeup
  • MAC Fafi Eyes 1
  • Bobbi Brown Nude Lip/Eye Palette
  • Chanel Perfect Brows in Brun
  • MAC Eye shadow singles in Patina and Smut
  • Three Custom Color Specialist custom compact with concealer, Poppy lip/cheek stain, and cool bronzer
  • LashBlast Mascara
  • Shiseido Lasting Lift Mascara
  • Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy
  • Shu Eyelash Curler
  • Clinique Longlast Glosswear
  • Clinique Quick Eyes Cream Shadow
  • Bobbi Brown cream eyeliner in Chocolate Shimmer Ink
  • Laura Mercier travel brush set with extras thrown in (Tweezerman tweezers & scissors, Shu eyelash applicator, Benefit brow brush…)

While we’re not looking at Erika’s handbag, she tells us there are 12 different lipglosses and balms inside, including her favorite MAC Tendertones and her beloved Prescriptives Custom Blend lipgloss. Are you enjoying these posts? I hope so, we have more to come.

For the NYC Gals

For those of you in New York City, head over to Saks Fifth Avenue on May 2nd, 3rd and 5th to spend some time with Tim Quinn, one of Giorgio Armani Beauty’s US makeup artists, and his Giorgio Armani A-Team for a blitz of personal consultations all leading up to a rare appearance by Giorgio Armani.

Tim Quinn Giorgio Armani Makeup Artist

On May 2nd, appointments are available between 10:00am and 7:00pm then on May 3rd appointments are available between 11:00am and 8:00pm at Saks Fifth Avenue at 611 5th Avenue (between 49th and 50th Streets) in New York. You can make your appointment with the Giorgio Armani Beauty Counter at 212-940-2962. Then come back to Saks on Monday from 2:30pm to 4:00pm to see Mr. Giorgio Armani himself.

If you go to this event, let us know how it turns out!

What's in Karen's Bag?

What's in Karen's Bag? Today we’re looking at Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog’s bag. If you’re not ready Karen’s blog, you have to start immediately. Just take a look at what she did for the love of Fafi. Now that’s dedication. 🙂

Karen’s bag is a Laura Merkin Bianca Glazed Goatskin bag in black. Let’s see what she has in it:

1. Notebook from house of Tar-ghay (aka Target)
2. Crackberry/Blackberry
3. Three (!) fine point Pental RSVP black pens
4. wallet
5. inhaler (I have asthma and always have to have it with me, pooh)
6. Barbie Loves MAC Beauty Powder in Pearl Sunshine
7. Olympus voice recorder
8. Mace
9. Elizabeth Arden 8-hour hand cream
10. Coral from the beach where I got married
11. iPod (if I could, I’d surgically attach this to myself, along with
the Crackberry/Blackberry)
12. house and work keys
13. MAC Sublime Culture Cremestick Liner
14. Chanel Glossimer in Gazelle
15. Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Naive

What's in Karen's Bag?

I love that I’m not the only one with Elizabeth Arden hand cream in my bag and Karen’s wallet is so cute, I got to find out where it’s from. Check back tomorrow for yet another peak at what’s in a beauty bloggers bag.

What’s in Karen’s Bag?

What's in Karen's Bag? Today we’re looking at Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog’s bag. If you’re not ready Karen’s blog, you have to start immediately. Just take a look at what she did for the love of Fafi. Now that’s dedication. 🙂

Karen’s bag is a Laura Merkin Bianca Glazed Goatskin bag in black. Let’s see what she has in it:

1. Notebook from house of Tar-ghay (aka Target)
2. Crackberry/Blackberry
3. Three (!) fine point Pental RSVP black pens
4. wallet
5. inhaler (I have asthma and always have to have it with me, pooh)
6. Barbie Loves MAC Beauty Powder in Pearl Sunshine
7. Olympus voice recorder
8. Mace
9. Elizabeth Arden 8-hour hand cream
10. Coral from the beach where I got married
11. iPod (if I could, I’d surgically attach this to myself, along with
the Crackberry/Blackberry)
12. house and work keys
13. MAC Sublime Culture Cremestick Liner
14. Chanel Glossimer in Gazelle
15. Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Naive

What's in Karen's Bag?

I love that I’m not the only one with Elizabeth Arden hand cream in my bag and Karen’s wallet is so cute, I got to find out where it’s from. Check back tomorrow for yet another peak at what’s in a beauty bloggers bag.

Wild on Tweezerman Giveaway

Tweezerman Slant Animal Print Tweezers Last week we told you about Tweezerman’s Mini Go Green tweezers. Now we’re giving away 2 pairs of their Animal Print Slant tweezers to two lucky readers.

All you need to do to enter is fill out the form below with your name and email address. Please note that leaving a comment here, while appreciated, is not enough to enter the contest. There is only one entry per email address and it must be a valid email address. You can enter to win from now until next Monday and we’ll announce the lucky winners on Tuesday, May 6th. Good luck!