Archive for Product Love

Why We Love Tinted Moisturizers!
May 17, 2013

Summertime humidity got your beauty regimen in a rut? Well no sweat beauties, here are the reasons why you need to try a tinted moisturizer this summer. The last thing any gal wants when the sun comes out is to throw on a heavy layer of makeup and then worry about it sweating right off! Summer is all about being easy, breezy and carefree, and with the help of a tinted moisturizer, your makeup will now be too! Tinted moisturizers provide a sheer and lightweight tint that not only allows your skin to breathe, but also provides a naturally gorgeous finish, perfect for those beauties looking for that hint of coverage! And what makes them a real summer beauty fix are their high SPF and even water resistant formulas, so you can be sure that your makeup will stay put and protect! Tinted moisturizers are a trusty summer beauty staple that won’t budge, smudge or sweat off while you’re having fun in the sun this season!  Here are faves from the boutique that we’ll be sure to be sporting this summer!

 

1.) BECCA Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer Foundation SPF 25+

(www.beccacosmetics.com)

 

2.) Jennie Fresa Mineral Sheet Tint with Broad Spectrum SPF 20

(makeupessentialsonline.com)

 

3.) Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

(www.stilacosmetics.com)

 

Product Spotlight: Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Bronzing Beauty Balm
April 12, 2013

Bronzed Beauties

Product Spotlight: Stila’s Stay All Day Bronzing Beauty Balm

Hello Beauties and Happy Friday! So recently at the boutique we have been completely obsessing over a new addition to Stila’s Stay All Day family, and believe us, it’s the perfect beauty accessory for S/S ‘13! As if we couldn’t love the super product that is the Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm any more, Stila has now come out with a product that no beach beauty could resist! Introducing Stila’s Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Bronzing Beauty Balm! This bronzing balm has recently arrived at the boutique and we’re already hooked! Can you say hello gorgeous sun-kissed glow? This product works exactly like the original BB Cream, however it now provides a healthy, subtle and stunning tint of color on top of its 10 beautiful benefits! Lightweight, easy and effortless, with just a simple layer, this beauty balm creates a flawless and warm canvas that can be worn alone or with foundation applied over, for those gals who like that extra bit of coverage! But what really makes this product already a summer staple is its amazing protection! Having fun in the sun is what this bronzing bb cream is all about, but reassures this with its broad spectrum SPF 30! While we’re all for looking primped, prepped and pretty, even for a beach day, protecting our skin is of utmost importance! And this bronzing balm has got our back this summer as it helps us prevent sunburn and won’t instantly sweat off in the heat or water with its 80 min water resistant formula! So if you’re searching for that pre-summer glow, a spring break must take or a beach bag essential, then look no further…this is beauty balm is the bomb (wink, wink)!

 Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Bronzing Beauty Balm

Available at the Boutique!!!

(www.sephora.com)

Our Spring Style & Fashion Favorites
April 10, 2013

April Showers…

Our Spring Style & Fashion Favorites!

 

You know what they say beauties, april showers bring fashion flowers…well we do anyway! We’re so excited that the sun is finally shining, the birds are chirping and our spring fashion is in full bloom! Spring ushers in a time for fashion that is fresh, flirty and full of life! There are so many trends to choose from for Spring 2013, so we decided to show you a little bit of everything we’re loving! Here are our favorite fashion finds we can’t wait to sport this season!

 

Floral Fashion

Ted Baker London Print Fit & Flare Dress

(www.shop.nordstrom.com)

Peep Peep…Peep-Toe Pumps

Rebecca Minkoff ‘Ellie’ Heels in Cactus

(www.rebeccaminkoff.com)

  

Stunning Statement Necklaces

Necklace by – Aquinnah Jewelry

Available at the Boutique!!!

(www.aquinnahjewelry.com)

 

Pretty Patterns

Cynthia Steffe ‘Lucy’ Print Sheath Dress

(www.shop.nordstrom.com)

Flower Child

Ban.do Pom Pom Flower

Available at the Boutique Soon!!!

(www.shopbando.com)

Work the Wedges

Kate Spade ‘Carmelita’ Heel

(www.katespade.com)

 

Light Bright

Madewell Neon Pencil Skirt

(www.madewell.com)

Colorful Arm Candy

Aquinnah Prayer Bracelets

Available at the Boutique!!!

(www.aquinnahjewelry.com)

Shady Lady

Kate Spade ‘Dellas” Sunglasses

(www.shop.nordstrom.com)

It’s Black & White

Ban.do Color Block Shoe Clips

Available at the Boutique!!!

(www.shopbando.com)

 

 

 

 

Our Top 7 Favorite Highlighters
March 22, 2013

It’s Highlight Savings Time

Our 7 Best Highlighters

Happy Spring Beauties, HOORAY!! Okay… while it may only be the third official day of spring, and the weather is still set in it’s winter ways, our spring fever can’t be contained any longer! After weeks of daydreaming of sunshine, trying to survive the “snowpocalypse” and even attempting to get away with sporting some early spring fashions (brrrr), we are beyond ready for the new season to begin! But, while it seems we might have to wait a few more weeks to pull out those peep-toe slingbacks, we are wasting no time springing ahead with our beauty! Today we’re going to be talking about  getting our glow on!  A good highlighter will be a beauty essential for this spring, helping to achieve that fresh faced and dewy complexion! From a shimmering champagne formula to an iridescent powder, a dab or even sweep of these products will help accent those beautiful features and have you looking like a glowing goddess! Here are our picks for our favorite highlighters and our lucky luminizers! Any favorites of yours that didn’t make the list…do tell!!!

1) BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl 

 

(www.beccacosmetics.com)

2) Benefit High Beam 

 

(www.sephora.com)

3) Stila Set & Illuminate

 

(www.stilacosmetics.com)

4) NARS The Multiple in Copacabana

 

(www.narscosmetics.com)

5) Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer in Light Bronze (Our Eco-Chic Pick!!)

 

(www.sephora.com)

6) Jennie Fresa Mineral Bronzer in Kenya

(Limited Life & Currently On Sale In The Boutiquerie…Get’em While They’re Still Here!)

 

(www.jenniefresa.com)

7) Dior Diorskin Shimmer Star in Amber Diamond 

(www.sephora.com)

Eco-chic Product Spotlight: Tata Harper Lip Treatments
March 6, 2013

Protecting the Pout
Product Spotlight:
Tata Harper Lip Treatments

While Miss Monroe sang nothing but the truth between girls and their diamonds, when it comes to beauty essentials, there’s no comparison between the love of beauties and their balms. Lip balms that is! Already making their way onto our blog countless times, lip balms are a serious subject for us beauties, as a perfect pair of plush lips are the canvas for pulling any look together. However, its an endless quest for us gals to find the right lip balm that will provide all the essentials for that perfect pout. So that is why we are beyond thrilled to share with you what we dare say is our saving grace of problematic lips… did we mention its oh so very “chic”?

Tata Harper’s anti-aging lip treatments have recently arrived in our boutique and ever since, its been love at first swipe! Just when you thought this skincare line couldn’t get any better with the incredible scents, results and natural philosophy behind their products, they go ahead and one up themselves! Tata and Co. have created a line of beautiful balms that not only luxuriously replenish, protect and hydrate lips, but they provide that surgically sought after plumpness…NATURALLY! Tata Harper you NEVER cease to amaze us! While other companies include various chemicals and toxins within their lip plumpers and even chapsticks, we are so devoted to Tata and obsessed with this balm through her use of eco-friendly ingredients and amazing results. As if there wasn’t already enough to obsess over, Tata established three of these lip treatments, each with their own identity. From True: a natural plump formal, Adored: a sweet rosy tint, and finally Fierce: a beautiful protector, you can choose the formula with the personality that best matches yours (or hoard all three like we do!). So be True, Adored, Fierce and most of all eco-chic beauties while you rock that plush pout!

Product Spotlight: Tata Harper Lip Treatment

              (blog.tataharperskincare.com)

Drugstore Find: Faux Lashes & Glue duo
March 1, 2013

Hello Everyone!

It’s Shelly here! I’m back today with another drugstore beauty find!  One of our favorite services offered at the boutique is the “false lash application”.  Such an easy and fun way to dress up any makeup look.  I have some good news!  You don’t have to wait for a special occasion, you can try applying falsies at home!  Of course, you’ll need a few items to get started.  That’s where our drugstore find comes into play.  My two favorite brands of false lashes is ANDREA or Ardell.  I pick them up right at my local CVS.  They cost about $5-10.  They are available in individual styles and full strips.  The individual clusters are available in different lengths as well, short and medium.  Tip:  the “demi-lash” or #53 styles are the most natural looking.  You’ll also need the glue to apply the lashes.  After trying countless formulas, I can confidently tell you that the DUO lash adhesive works the best.  A new tube runs about $7 and lasts for several applications. DUO glue comes in a white and black formula.  I prefer the darker glue but if you’re a beginner, you might want to try the white glue so you can see where you’re putting it.  Don’t worry, they both dry clear!  It takes a little bit of practice but I promise you’ll get the swing of it in no time!  Now, go have some fun and show off those flirty lashes, beauties!

Xo,
Shelly

Faux Lashes Before and After

(www.glamoholic.ca)

 

DUO False Lash Adhesive

(iheartbeautyproducts.com)

 

ANDREA Drugstore Lashes

(beautifulmakeupsearch.com)

I ❤ Hearts
February 11, 2013

Hey Beauties!  This is my heartfelt gift guide for Valentine’s Day, or any day, really!  Enjoy!  XO!

Ban.do heart iPhone case
Heart me sweater (jcrew)
Dove dark chocolate hearts
Ban.do heart tote
Marc Jacobs heart paperweight
Ban.do Cross my heart Bobbi pin
Vivienne Westwood lady dragon shoes
Fuchsia Quilted heart bag- forever 21

Product Spotlight: Dr. Alkaitis Treatment Oil
February 4, 2013

Stimulate circulation, help boost skin’s elasticity and protect against environmental damage with the Dr. Alkaitis Treatment Oil. This oil is also a multi-purpose oil for face, body and scalp.
Beauty tip:  Combat dry, winter skin by adding a few drops of Treatment Oil to your night cream. Use as needed.

Find the complete Dr. Akaitis skincare line at our beauty boutique!

Ps.  Thinking about a rub down for that special someone this Valentine’s Day?  This also makes a great massage oil.  Men love the non-perfumey smell. 😉

XO,
J

7 Sexy Scents to Try for Valentine's Day
January 25, 2013

1.) Tsi-La Fiori D’Arancio
2.) Kiels Original Musk Oil
3.) Vered Rosewood Neroli Body Oil
4.) Angel by Thierry Mugler
5.) Leila Lou
6.) C by Clive Christian
7.) Tresor Midnight Rose

Have you tried any of these delicious perfumes?  What is your go-to sexy scent?  DO tell

 

Drug Store Find: Maybelline XXL Pro Extensions
January 21, 2013

by Shelly Dolan

Happy New Year Beauties! I’m thrilled to share my latest Drug Store find with you!

If you took a peek into my beauty cabinet you would find tons of different mascaras.  I guess you can say I’m addicted. I have a handful of different formulas based on my mood or what “look” I’m going for.  Of course, this varies regularly because of my Gemini personality (LOL!).  I’m a girl who LOVES having options!  If I’m looking to achieve BIG, bold, dramatic lashes, there is only one mascara that I count on……..drum roll please!  My pick for the ultimate lengthening mascara is MAYBELLINE XXL PRO Extensions.

Beauties, the next time you’re doing a looking for a little eye-opening help, you must try this product!  There is a double ended applicator, so you can get maximum results.  First, use the primer.  Then, apply the mascara.  Even if you have stubborn straight lashes, this primer helps to extend and curl your lashes, naturally. Note: for best results, take your time to evenly distribute the primer while separating your lashes.  My favorite aspect of the application–it goes on silky smooth, giving you those long, lush & flirty lashes you dream about.  I love it!  If you don’t already know this about me, I’m blonde (including my lashes, hehe!) When I use XXL Pro Extensions, it seriously looks like I have natural-looking falsies which always makes me feel a little extra sassy!

This mascara is reasonably priced ranging from $7.99-$8.99 based on which drug store you go.  Keep you eye out for sales- I just picked up a tube for 20% off at CVS. Now….get out there and try it out!  I would love to hear your feedback–leave me comment and let me know how you like this product. Do you have a drug-store find that you love?!  Would love to hear about it!  Until next time….


XOXO
Shelly