Birthday Makeup by Paul Labrecque

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In anticipation of my birthday this week, it triggered the usual, ‘What do I wear? How should I wear my makeup?’ freak-out.  Fortunately, I received a complimentary makeup application at Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa in the gift bag from Nicole Williams‘, Girl on Top book launch.  No time like the present to use it!

Considering the reputation of the salon, and the many beauty awards they’ve received (everyone from Vogue, and InStyle, to Allure Magazine), I plopped myself down on the chair and placed my complete trust in them.  I gave no guidelines on the application or makeup look, just a description of my outfit to my big event so the stylist could make sure they matched.

Without any hesitation, my lovely stylist Salome, who has been with the company for over 8 years, gave me a gorgeous bronzed glow, using product by NARS Cosmetics and Cle de Peau.

But see for yourself:

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My birthday look:

EYES:

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NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Pandora, Kilimanjaro, and Isolde

Cle de Peau Intensifying Cream Eyeliner in #101

Cle de Peau Mascara in Volume in Black #101

FACE:

NARS Liquid Foundation in Sedona

NARS Face Powder in Mountain

NARS Concealer in Toffee

NARS Multiple Stick in Palm Beach

CHEEKS:

NARS Blush in Exhibit A

LIPS:

NARS Lipliner in Papau

NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight and Stolen Kisses (NARS)
The staff was so great and warm, I had such a lovely experience and my makeup lasted all night, without any touch ups.

Thank you Salome and Paul Labrecque for making my day so special!

For more information onn Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa click HERE

Philip B pH Restorative Detangling Toning Mist

pH Toning Mist

Made with apple cider vinegar, Philip B pH Restorative Detangling Toning Mist is a marvelous addition to your hair routine. Suitable for all hair types, this paraben-free leave-in mist helps combat frizz and keeps your hair clean and healthy by adjusting the pH of tap water as well as toning hair from root to tip.  I highly recommend this product for those who notice a difference in the water after showering while traveling.  For instance, when I’m in Boston, my hair is greasier and the water is harsher in comparison to when I’m in NYC.  I realize that sounds strange, but this product really helps keep my hair balanced.

Best used out of the shower as a detangler (saturate hair and comb through-don’t worry, it’s light weight and non-greasy thanks to it’s plant-based conditioners Gardenia, Lavender and Sweet Almond Oil).  I’ve also benefited from spraying it in my hair prior to straightening. Not only does it provide a protective shield but also adds a nice shine (not to be confused with grease) to my locks and mixes well with my straightening balm.

So if you can get passed the idea of your hair smelling like salad dressing (literally, think spritzing apple cider vinegar in your hair), and embrace the amazing benefits of this natural astringent,

Reese Witherspoon to Launch In Bloom in Times Square Today!

Avon's In Bloom Fragrance By Reese Witherspoon
Avon's In Bloom Fragrance By Reese Witherspoon

Today, from 12:30-1:30pm Reese Witherspoon is launching her new fragrance for Avon, In Bloom in NYC’s Times Square.

For more details click HERE

L’Oreal Paris Becomes Star Worthy as They Celebrate their 100th Birthday

loreal walk of fameL’Oreal Paris received a very special birthday present this past week when the Hollywood Chambers of Commerce presented them with a Friend of the Hollywood Walk of Fame star.  Spokeswomen Eva Longoria Parker, Andie MacDowell, and Kate del Carsillo joined brand president Karen Fondu on Hollywood Boulevard to accept the award.

L’Oreal is giving the Walk of Fame a make over by helping to fund its restoration, which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year.

“Many acclaimed actors have delivered L’Oreal Paris’ iconic phrase, ‘Because You’re Worth It’,” said Karen T. Fondu, president of the L’Oreal Paris division of L’Oreal USA, Inc. “As an aspirational brand, L’Oreal Paris appreciates its close association with the entertainment industry, from our long-standing partnerships with our spokespeople to our annual presence at award shows. We’re proud to show our continued support to the community by contributing