Painted Purple

There is one main concern my clients and dear friends seem to share, and are a little distraught about. I repeatedly hear the sentence, "My makeup disappears by the end of the day." Is this one of your struggles too? Most of the time we are getting ready for the day around 6am, so I have been on the search this month for the perfect long-lasting products on the market. We all loved my Keep It Red find with let's talk about their Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow today.

Let's start with the good stuff first. Pros: 1. It does not crease. 2. It's hue is intense. 3. Because it is such a pigmented color, the product is really packed into the jar...which means it will last you a very long time. 4. I paid under $4 for Painted Purple on sale at Longs.

Raspberry Sorbet Flavored Lip Shine by Philosophy $10.00

Cons: 1. When applying the cream shadow, it may streak, leaving some areas without any product. 2. I needed to set it with a powder shadow 3. I had to layer the cream gel shadow to create the look I preferred.

Earrings by Francesca's
When using Painted Purple, use the color on your eyelid, stopping at the crease. Smudge the left over color on the brush on your bottom lash line for full eye definition. Next, press on a powder color that is exact in it's shade (I used a discontinued Nars matte shadow). Last, soften the crease with a beige or neutral matte shadow with a pony tail brush.

Priscilla Francine

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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!


Mother, you are a Wonder Woman

The famous character Wonder Woman's powers include: superhuman strength, flight, super-speed, super-stamina, and super-agility.

When I think of a Wonder Woman, I think of a mother. I stand in awe to watch her successfully manage a household, work, raise children, and never become sick...and that's just the beginning.

Although mothers are wonder women, I find it common that they have no time for themselves. Here are quick and easy products every mommy should have:

1. philosophy's purity made simple cleansing cloths.
(Keep them by your bed stand so you can wash you're face when exhausted.)
2.Clinique's All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage
(Hint, keep this in the fridge. It will reduce puffiness when you haven't slept much.)
3. YSL's Touche Eclat(Brighten up those dark circles and pick the face up with a few pumps of this high lighter.)

Just for fun, you can also pick up a few items from MAC's new Wonder Woman launch to continuously remind yourself how incredible you really are!

My favorite picks:
JUMBO SIZE Lip application needed!

JUMBO SIZE Liquid Liner...

JUMBO colorful Mascara...The teal and purple are delightful :)

So here is to all you mothers, and my MOM especially for being such amazing women.

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

No more tired toes!

For those of you who are working hard and on your feet all on!!

I am all about a good foot rub, or a spa day with the girls...but sometimes life does not permit these relaxing and oh so deserving luxuries. Sometimes I go weeks without pampering my little toes with a pedicure, so in the meantime I let my feet know I love them by using philosophy's Soul Owner. I lavishly spread soul owner on my heels and balls of my feet (drop some Hydrating cuticle oil by Deborah Lippman on my cuticles...)pop some socks on before bedtime, and in the morning-WAH-LAH! My feet are exfoliated and renewed. NO MORE dry feet. The cream super-charges with salicylic and glycolic acids, it helps reduce rough soles. It's an overnight wonder-and only $14. It's a great remedy till you can get over to your favorite nail salon.

Enjoy my secret friends!