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It’s Back – Barney’s Love Yourself Beauty Event – February 13-16, 2013

11 Feb

ALERT!  Barneys Love Yourself Beauty Event is back, just in time for a Valentine’s Day treat! February 13-16, 2013!

For those who missed our post months ago, twice a year, Barney has the best beauty gift bag with a $200 purchase. A makeup bag filled with tons of  generous makeup and skincare samples, including a bunch of full size products.

See you there!!

P.S. You can also order online or over the phone with free shipping, if getting to a Barneys is cumbersome.

Sunday Riley Eye Shadow in Solstice

19 Dec

Sunday Riley Eye Shadow in Solstice

My skincare and makeup products look like Noah’s Arc. While I am product faithful, I’m not necessarily brand faithful.  I find gems in many various lines. But I must confess, Sunday Riley is throwing in an expensive monkey wrench. In fact, I think I’m developing a serious habit, much to my pocketbook’s dismay. I’ve already raved about Sunday Riley’s line, starting with Juno when my beauty partner, Jac and I first started Glow+Tell. Let alone my obsession  with Good Genes. Then there are the dream products I have yet to review: Bionic, the Creme Cleanser, the Primer (reviews to come). But let’s talk makeup. Sunday Riley’s makeup line is delicious, with one of my faves being her eye shadow, Solstice.

The color is a delicious cranberry that is just the right mix of satin and shimmer.  Great as a lid color but exceptional in the crease. This shade warms up the eyes, adding a sunkissed glow. For added depth and dimension, add Solstice to a smoky eye! Highly pigmented yet easily buildable, the soft texture makes application a breeze.. This versatile radiant color is a must!

From the Sunday Riley  site:

Multi-functional wet and dry formula can be used as a traditional eyeshadow or as a precision eye liner. This ultra-fine, long-wear formulation is air-milled for exquisite texture and rich, stay-true color. Micronized spherical pigment particles impart effortless blendability and instantly satisfying color payoff. Offered in a range of finishes, from matte to satin to illuminating shimmers. Paraben Free.

Available for $26 at:

The Sexiest Woman in the Room by Perfumer Natalie Bolton

5 Oct

As women, we ALWAYS spot the sexiest woman in the room. There are some core key factors that are in place. She dresses well, maybe even a bit controversial. She owns herself and the room with ease. And if you have the pleasure to get to close enough to her in proximity you might be graced with a waft of her “essence”.

A confident woman chooses her fragrance wisely.
To express her truth.
To push her own envelope.
What could possibly be any sexier?


Scent is so magical to me which is why I created Corpus Dei Perfumes to encourage women to live in their power. The aroma-therapeutic properties of pure essential oils can heal your body at the surface and even soothe you down to your soul. Just think of a time when a familiar scent warmed your heart and took you immediately back to a sacred time.
And since we are quickly welcoming fall, I am going to give you a few suggestions to help you become “fall fragrance ready”. With some of my perfume picks and a few of my favorite essential oils and their magical healing properties –you are sure to have a slew of  opulent olfactory options to wrap yourself up in.

Here are some of my favorites:
VETIVER: It is a warm and earthy scent so if you’re bold you might like experimenting with a fragrance that holds vetiver. This oil has a soothing effect on the nervous system. So you can calm yourself and simultaneously tame your prey to obey your every command!
PATCHOULI: This is my absolute favorite, and I know people have a love or hate relationship with this oil. This oil is also an earthy scent that is quite a powerful aphrodisiac, not to mention its mood enhancing properties. There are so many fragrances that hold patchouli, as it is a fixed oil that supports the fragrant release of other scents in which it is blended. So give a patchouli -based fragrance a try for fall. If you’re feeling exceptionally saucy, go ahead lift your mood and “lift” something else, if you know what I’m sayin’. It’s a very sexual scent.
SANDALWOOD: Aaah, sandalwood. This oil is rich, woody, and smooth. It has such a pleasant, non-intrusive smell that this may be a first choice if you are still afraid of patchouli. Sandalwood is extremely sexy and welcoming. If you feel like going out and being in control, a sandalwood blend might be perfect for you. Just be ready to welcome all those smitten suitors!
BERGAMOT: This oil is a very beautiful scent. It is citrus-y with a hint of floral spice. It creates an exotic yet graceful fragrance when it is blended with complimentary notes. It also has anti-depressant qualities that are sure to put you in the right zone. Bergamot blended with vanilla creates a smooth, buttery “so good you can taste it” smell…So this oil is perfect for the time when you are ready for that “anything goes” zone. Be careful-Bergamot is sure to make them crazy and want to devour every inch of you.

And being immersed at all times in all things fragrant, I am also including a few scents that are my favorites off the shelf. From” frugal to floral”, here are my picks for the budget conscious to the indulgently fabulous.

COTY VANILLA MUSK In a pinch, you can get this at any drugstore for a quick pick me up-a simple, classic blend.
For a middle-of-the-road; no-buyers-remorse price of $14.00.

FRESH CANNABIS SANTAL and SERGE LUTENS DAIM BLOND are my sexy go-to’s. Cannabis Santal is a complex fragrance labeled for men but with my unisex background in blending, I have worn it for years for its smoky, heavy yet citrus-y burn off. DAIM BLOND is a fruity fragrance that has a strong suede influence. It feels like a nice sweater. This sophisticated perfume is available at Barneys.
For a rich floral indulgence I LOVE FREDERIC MALLE CARNAL FLOWER! This is NOT that nauseatingly overpowering floral, we can all name one of those! This is sex! This tuberose blend captures the real scent of the flower with a little dirty grit. This yummy creaminess is also available at Barneys New York or at Frederic Malle. So go ahead, get gritty.

Now, it is time for YOU to be the sexiest woman in the room! It all starts from within. Believe in yourself, honor yourself, welcome love into your heart, and worship the body of God in you.

The power in me salutes the power in you,

Natalie Bolton

Natalie Bolton’s line Corpus Dei Perfumes has 3 signature omnisex scents that are retailed in Los Angeles. All Corpus Dei Perfumes are blended by hand using the finest oils and molecules to persuade one’s own natural pheromones (be them male or female) to cast spells upon those who are within the danger zone. For more information on essential oils and their benefits: http://www.corpusdeiperfumes.com

Run Don’t Walk to Barney’s Love Yourself Beauty Event – September 19-23, 2012

13 Sep

ALERT!  Barneys Love Yourself Beauty Event is upon us! September 19-23, 2012!

For those who don’t know, twice a year, September and February, Barney has the best beauty gift bag with an $175 purchase (maybe it’s $200 now). But it’s worth it. With tons of  generous makeup and skincare samples, including a bunch of full size products, you just can’t go wrong. It feels like Christmas morning, where I can’t wait to rip the bag open to see what gems await me.

Every 6 months, I literally patiently wait to restock on my faves, so it times out with this event. I’ve even discovered some of my most beloved products through this gift bag, including Sunday Riley’s Juno, the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, and Kevyn Aucoin’s Eyelash Curler. Now, the minimum purchase might seem like a lot, but why not buy your foundation, mascara, eyeliner, hair cream all in one fell swoop and get this bottomless goodie bag as well!

See you there!!

P.S. You can also order online or over the phone with free shipping, if getting to a Barneys proves tricky.

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