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Highlight YOU!

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of  Kevyn Aucoin Beauty.  I first discovered it on a shopping trip to Nordstrom where a few products were displayed on an endcap and was just blow way by the offerings.  Kevyn, and well known makeup artist,  passed away in 2002 but his style and amazing products keep his name in the forefront of the world of beauty.

Many of his products are available at Barneys New York, Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman, Nigel Beauty Emporium, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and many other retailers.  If you run across them, I know you will not be disappointed in them.  They are just a little bit different and definite keepers.

I recently purchased the Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting Fluid in Candlelight and it is one of my new favorites!  Just a drop around your eyes highlights the beauty of your eyes and will pick out just the tone within your eyes to make you look your best.

You can use this all over your face over moisturized skin.  It adds radiance and a delicate highlight wherever it is placed. The highlights created are never harsh and the look is as if you are glowing from within!

I love it as a highlighter most.  You can lightly apply it to cheeks, your brow bone, and décolleté and blend with fingertips.

Feeling creative?  Use it as a developer and mix in with your favorite Kevyn Aucoin foundation to add a subtle hint of shimmer to the skin.

Just a few of the celebrities who use his products include Cher, Liza Minnelli, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lisa Marie Presley, Courtney Love and Vanessa L. Williams.

I’m getting ready for the Spring Trend show this weekend at Nordstrom and have had my tickets for almost 2 months.  I cannot wait to see what new products my friend Karen and I discover and trust me – you will know soon after what we find.

Smile happiness looks gorgeous on you. – Unknown


Blush! Bronze! Highlight!

Blush.  Bronze.  Highlight.

So! I must share this with you today. I have discovered a new favorite product recently and with the holiday season right smack upon us it’s sooo nice to pick up one container and not search through my beauty bag for three.  Time.  It’s precious.  Especially in December for all of us, right? And!  You can tuck it into your purse and take it with you to all your holiday gatherings, too!

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty made a brief appearance at Nordstrom during the fall – just long enough to grab my attention – and now it’s moved on to Neimans in the mall though you can purchase it online at several stores including Sephora.  When I was talking to my friend, Meredith Meyers, at Nordstrom about the line recently she reminded my that Kevyn Aucoin actually passed away over fifteen years ago, but it’s been only recently that his beauty line has been made available.

So what I have here is referred to as an innovation in custom bronzing! How’s that for a marketing statement? But that is exactly what it is! It’s a versatile three-in-one palette which has everything you need to achieve a perfect sun-kissed complexion in just one swipe – all year long. The highlighter, blush, and bronzer shades maximize your skin’s glow with vibrant, luminous color.

The Neo Bronzer features two of Kevyn Aucoin’s best selling creamy glow shades (Tansoleil and Pravella) in first ever powder formats!  Plus this innovative gradient design features all three hues in one compact. The highlighter shade is soft and fine for a natural glow. The blush shade gives a fresh cheeky glow. The bronzer adds pure warmth and skin dimension. It is available in two shades.  Capri which is cool pink (shown here) and Siena which is coral.

Have fun with this little gem and enjoy the holidays!

“Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.” –  Yoko Ono

Go Team Go… Win Team Win!

I am a big football fan, both college and professional.  Wait.  Let me rewrite that opening sentence.  I am a HUGE football fan.  My daddy and I spent countless hours watching the game together from I guess about the age of 5 until his death –in my late forties.  We spent most game days together and my mom would watch my babies… later my children so Daddy and I could share those moments together.   He taught me the game, from the beginning kickoff till time ran out.  So it’s not surprising that I have found a group of serious fans to watch the game with either online chatting or at my home.  What might surprise you is that as commercial breaks happen, many times the talk turns to skincare and makeup.  Even the guys in the group will partake in the skincare talk, unless there is discussion over play calling.

Last week one of my female friends had asked me about products for eye bags.  I gave her three product samples that she could try before the game resumed.  See? There is always time for skincare and makeup talk.  It ranks right up there with football, wine, and my baby loves.  There are sooo many companies out there that market skincare – especially skincare for our eyes.  We all can have eye bags, dark circles, sunken eyes or the standard crow’s feet.  I encourage you to go to a beauty specialty store and get some samples.  Try them and see what addresses your concern.  A Beauty Advisor will be able to steer you into the right direction for sure.

So! I wanted to share a ‘new to me’ product line that I have recently received some samples from that I am excited about.  Kevyn Aucoin.  Heard of him?  I asked my Beauty Advisor, Meredith at Nordstrom recently about the brand.  She compared him to Elvis.   (I can assure you that got my attention!  Love love love Elvis.  Notice the present tense… never past when it comes to Elvis. ) She said Kevyn is to makeup what Elvis was to rock and roll.  (Ok, yes, there is a past tense used in that sentence.)  I actually received the sample from Sephora, but have also seen the product as part of the NK Boutique at Nordstrom.  Light It Up – The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting is really a fun product to use.  It comes in three shades – Candlelight, Starlight, and Sunlight and they are beautiful additions to your foundation  – on your cheeks, eyes and on your temples.  You can even put a dab on your décolleté on a date night – especially if wine and candlelight are a part of your evening! It contains ultra-fine pearls with micronized spheres to add a candlelit radiance and delicate highlight to your skin.

Check it out… and have fun with it… whether you having dinner with your favorite guy or cheering on your favorite team.  Go Team!  Now glow, girl!

A little smile can go a long long way, and turn a cloudy day to skies of blue; You’ll have a glow no matter where you go if you just take your smile along with you! – Pintrest