Tory Burch

A lil Va Va Voom {Caught on Tape}

If you haven't seen the new Amazing Spider Man yet, I highly recommend it. When Spider Man grabs Gwen's face and passionately kisses her my heart melted. It was simple, yet so romantic. What type of love scene gives you butterflies when watching a movie? Most movies have them, but its those special innocent ones that give my arm's goosebumps.

My hubby surprised me the other night and took me to the movies on a weekday. It was a simple evening that called for a comfy and playful outfit, so I wore my Free People Denim Bustier Dress with my Tory Burch Flip Flops. Denim can pair well with any other color in the rainbow so I was open to my makeup options. I wanted to be sweet and sultry...just like my outfit. I used a variety of Bare Escentuals products, all in the burgundy family to complete this look.

I prepped my eye lid with Stick Around Eye Primer first, and than layered on Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 in the color The 15 Minutes. The darker shade, Most Requested was pressed near my lash line and swept under my eye to create the sultry look I wanted. The lighter shade Page Six was used to soften the darker color as it faded into my crease. Most Requested helped my hazel eyes transition to a brighter green-it's amazing what a little color can do.

The past few months I have wanted to get a raspberry hue for my lips...When I first saw the color Caught on Tape I was ready to keep this new color on a heavy rotation. The Buxom Lip Tarnish is something I now always carry in my clutch (there is a built in sharpener hidden in the lid). It was exactly what I was looking for...a beautiful bold berry color. It's shaped like a pencil, which makes it convenient to line the lips, it hydrates like a balm, shines like a lip gloss, tints like a stain, and it plumps up your pout (with a tingly sensation)!

After, I added my Buxom Full Bodied Lip Gloss in Va Va Voom for some extra shine. There is a gold fleck in this pomegranate colored gloss so for accessories I would recommend using warmer tones (stray away from silver). This Buxom has the same plumping technology without a it is perfect for anyone who is not a fan of that type of sensation.

Bronzer is normally a more comfortable cheek color for me... But I really wanted to embrace my pomegranate lip color so I went a little matchy matchy and used Buxom, True Hue Blush in Shangri-La-La. To make the cheeks appear refreshed, they added rhodiola, an arctic plant root!!

Ok, so go see spider man and see a lil Va Va Voom Caught on Tape!!

Priscilla Francine

Get unStuck

Life can become routine: sleep, eat, work... In the midst of your daily routines, you become comfortable with having the same food, watching the same TV show...and repeating the same steps to your beauty ritual. Any type of curve-ball gets most in a frenzy, especially when your favorite product is discontinued-horrible I know. Lately, I have been feeling kind of "stuck" in my week. So I am going to challenge myself to get unStuck.

1.Mascara is the easiest way to get unStuck from your beauty routine. You need to replenish this product so often, why not try something new....and SHOCKING! I love the smell of YSL...and the length it provides is a little crazy!

2.While technology is the future, I am hesitant to join the crowd but an ipad is the perfect way to showcase my portfolio. I will be facing my fear of trying something new, with a Tory Burch to help guide me.

3. I always do my own manicures, I've been inspired to create designs with Sally Hansen's Nail Art Pen.

4. My goal is for my hubby to try new things too-pedicures at the spa with me! I am going to learn how to use a cuticle trimmer in the meantime for at home maintinence.

5. I needed to re-vamp my color and have had no time to visit my friend's salon....This NEW formula by Garnier only takes 10 minutes. Time saver, yes please! ...and I noticed it did not stain by sink like some have in the past.

6.I've been intrigued with styling my hair more, so these small Conair clear poly bands are perfect to assist me.

7.Whole foods gets me into trouble...and for some reason they decided to put a beauty isle next to the dairy. Pistachio Foot Repair Cream has been starring at me for a few weeks now. It was under $8 so I decided to give it a go. It's hydrating and has a oilier texture than a normal lotion or cream.

Are you stuck in a rut? What new things have you tried lately?


Wants of the Weekend

Holidays are upon us! That means NEW products are here!!! While some are limited edition, some are still from the Fall collections. I am excited for the upcoming parties with family, social gatherings with friends, and another year celebrating with my hubby.

1. Tory Burch 'Cindie' Coated Cotton Cosmetic Case - I adore my flats, my ipad case...sigh you can't go wrong with Tory Burch...

2.Yves Saint Laurent 'Rouge Volupté Pearl' Lipstick in 112 Spellbinding Violet - The Midnight Garden Fall Collection is so beautiful and these past months you will consistently find a deep plum lip color in my handbag...this is darker and more purple than anything I own thus far.

3. Nars Trio Eyeshadow in Arabian Nights - Nars, National Makeup Stylist, Janice Daoud tweeted about this palette the other day and these are so my colors, all wrapped into one little box! You can also use these wet for a more intense look.

4. Butter London Give and Take Nail Skins - What cute addition to your outfit for Thanksgiving and into Christmas.

5. Dior 'Vernis-d'Or Collection' Nail Lacquer in Apparant 871 - This makes me think of Christmas lights, sparkly gold tights, and snowflakes....can't wait for the Holidays.

6. Bobbi Brown Party Shimmer Brick- I love a dewy finish on my skin and on my models...Bobbi's shimmer bricks are fully loaded with enough glow and this Holiday edition is just too cute!

Do you have any Christmas wishes yet?