Archive for February, 2012

February TRIA Update + a Giveaway!

Maybe because it’s the “year of no winter” (according to Chicago’s favorite weatherman Tom Skilling), but spring feels closer than ever. The topics of conversation at work and among friends have gone from “ski trips” and “ice fishing” (I associate with a lot of Minnesotans — this is a real activity that people actually do […]

Fond Memories of the Trapper Keeper? You’ll Love Laura Mercier’s Custom Artist Portfolio

I’m always going to be that 12-year old girl who loved shopping for school supplies every year and had the coolest pens, stationery and girly binders, ala Trapper Keeper style. I mean, really, I’m still that girl. If it was socially acceptable for an almost 30-year old woman to carry Lisa Frank stationery, hell, I’d […]

Jo Malone London Blooms: An Official/Unofficial Note Breakdown

Jo Malone’s ‘London Blooms’ collection, officially launching in  March, is just as pretty in person as it is in these campaign images. Maybe even more so. Over the weekend, I stopped into Saks and London Blooms was out early for Beauty Week. I had so much fun getting to know each of these scents a little more. […]

Just Another Mani Monday: MAC Play Day

I went for “spring” this week with MAC Play Day from the MAC Vera collection, inspired by the art of textile designer Vera Neumann. It’s a creamy pinky peach color that is going to be so popular this season in everything —- lip color, nails and denim! Don’t you just love it? This color is […]

How to Wear NARS Douce France Trio Eyeshadow

I am both thrilled with and intimidated by the NARS Douce France Trio for spring. I’ve used the deep rose shade in my crease and layered it with another eyeliner along the lash line, but I’ve yet to do a look that is centered around that shade. It’s not quite fear, but uncertainty with how […]

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