Intriguied by Others...

Do you ever want to know what's inside someone's bathroom cabinet? you love digging through your girlfriend's makeup bag? You could own it all, but there is something intriguing about what the girl next to you has. Enjoy a peak into some lovely gals bathrooms, see their latest purchases...ooh and look into their purses!!!


Things that make me smile...

working side by side with Ashley Maxwell Photography
Smashbox Brushes
Feathers in my hair...
YSL Mascara
the color purple
Kiehl's Creme de Corps collection
Being organized the night before a photo shoot
I think it's obvious I like Deborah Lippmann!
Bare Escentuals glimmers and my pearls
I love being part of a Bride's special day
Dinah DeRosa
my signature scent xoxo

What makes you smile?


Summer Lovin'

If you work hard, you will be rewarded. It may be tough some days, and you will want to give up...but hang in there!!!! I have given up so many gatherings, trips, and days at the beach...and looking back I am so thankful I put my time in to learn and work hard. Right now I feel so blessed. My future is unclear, but the glimpses I have had these past few months give me a strong feeling I am going to be LOVING my summer. I am prepared and determined to have the best summer of my life...everything is coming together. It took a while...sigh, lots of tears, sweat, and swollen little feet...but my dreams are coming true.
Remember, be determined, be passionate...and ALWAYS love what you do!!

Summer collections are already arriving! Are you ready?? I know I am! Teals and vibrant oranges are the hottest colors to add to your makeup collection! Make sure you change up your fragrance, and add a light fresh scent to your wardrobe! Here are a few items to get you in the mood for Summer:
Nars: Limited Edition Blush & Bronzer Cheek Trio.
Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss-Bellini

Dior 'Addict -Summer Look Lipstick Fire 545
Lancome Artliner (Waterproof) Beach Gem
MAC's Flighty Zoom Lash - High Esteem
Deborah Lippmann- Lara's Theme
Giorgio Armani's Acqua di Gioia

Are you excited for Summer? What are your plans???



Easter Essentials

When I was a child I looked forward to family gatherings and Holiday parties, I always planned my outfits with precision and thought long and hard about what I was going to wear for the occasion. While writing my blog, I realize not much has changed...getting dressed and doing your makeup is an art, it's how you want to present who you are to the world.

Easter is the perfect time to wear white, soft yellows, and pastel floral prints, it's the time to be excessively girly...but what about your makeup? Try picking light lavender shadows, go easy on the eyeliner and just spend a little more time on your lashes. Curl, prime, and apply 3 coats of mascara. Choose subtle pink hues for your lips and cheeks-Remember, you always want to match your lips and cheeks for a natural look. To see an example of these colors click here. Don't forget about your fragrance and nails, which are your greatest accessories!!

Lola Fragrance By Marc Jacobs
Estee Lauder Long Lasting Nail Lacquer in Wicked Green
Benefits Dandelion Brightening Face Powder
Bobbi Brown: Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Powder Pink
Happy Easter my friends!


A look into my bathroom...

This week has been a bit busy for has been crazier than normal, the house has been messier than normal...and James and I have been hitting the gym more regularly than normal-go figure, when I am the busiest I finally have time to take care of my body! I find that when I am the busiest I find the most time to take care of ME! Maybe it's my subconscious taking care of me...hmmm

I urge women to make time for will feel healthier, happier, and more confidant to complete your tasks and duties! If you don't have time for massages, pedicures, and spa days use some of my favorites straight from my bathroom to make you feel like a princess on a schedule.

1. No time to wash your hair? Use Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. It's acts like a dry shampoo, it absorbs oils, while adding volume for a fancy effect.

2.Unite Boosta Spray, should be used on wet hair straight out of the shower. It adds volume without making the hair hard or stiff once dry. It smells divine, like your going on vacation to a tropical island...I bought mine at the Mona Lisa Salon in Los Gatos.

3. No time for a pedicure? Click Here to learn more about philosophy's soul owner.

4. Deborah Lippman's cuticle oil is a fast remedy for not so cute cuticles-without a mess.

5.For the past 5 years I have been addicted to Laura Mercier's body souffles and body scrubs...I put it on when I'm craving sweets! This past year Laura created the Creme de Pistache scent...It's scent can take over a crowded room and have people intoxicated with you. The scrub is delicate on the skin, and the cream is luxurious.

6. Fragrances are packed full of memories. Dior's "Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Parfum" takes me to my wedding... with top notes of green tangerine, strawberry leaves, and heart notes of violet, pink jasmine, caramelized popcorn, and strawberry sorbet. It's base notes are fresh patchouli, and crystalline musk.

What is your signature scent? What special moments do you think of when you wear a specific fragrance?

I hope you all find time to pamper yourselves this weekend!


Valentines preview

Valentines is soon approaching. Here are a few products that will make you feel sassy for your man-or just for yourself!

1.Obviously you can tell Lippmann is my choice for nail color, so if you are craving some bling this Valentine Day try her divine diamond shimmer which contains Virgin Diamond Powder for your lady fingers.
Deborah Lippmann's "BRING ON THE BLING" nail color $20.00

2.If love had a scent, it would smell like philosophy's unconditional it firms up the body, no work out needed!
philosophy's "unconditional love" perfumed firming body emulsion $34

3.If you can find one, try to...make your home smell like chocolate covered strawberries without indulging in the calories.
Godiva Chocolate Strawberry Rose Candle (Limited Edition)

4.Tantalize the room with O-gloss lip plumper and be ready to pucker up after! It conforms to your lip color, so every gal will experience a different hue.

5.Bobbi Brown's Pretty Powerful campaign is quite liberating...and her limited edition palettes are too cute!
Bobbi Brown's "Pretty Face Palette" $60

6.I choose Miss Dior Cherie as the perfect Valentine Fragrance, because I wore this on my wedding day-all fragrances carry memories...what does your fragrance say to the world?
Miss Dior Cherie Eau De Parfume $95

7. Most likely you'll be showing some legs, so perfect them with a little glimmer to erase any imperfections.
Benefit's "take a lasts longer..." a silky glimmering body balm $28

8.Love spell is a classic, but have you ever tried the Shampoo or Conditioner, I promise men will sniff you out and ask to smell your hair if you do.
Victoria Secrets "Love Spell" Shampoo $9 and Conditioner $10

Sweet Monday Dreams Readers