I am back to the usual grind in OKC now, as I have just gotten back from a fabulous trip to this little hidden gem of a town on the east coast, New York City. Maybe you have heard of it?
I’m going to start posting up my adventures, in the chronological order that I did them. (*if you follow my twitter stream you know when/what I was doing, but this will def give more details to that. I’m also going to be posting pics and videos to my Facebook page, that I don’t post up here, so take a gander over there, too.
I also want to give a big THANK YOU! and HI! to all the lovely people I had a chance to meet on my trip – it def made it worthwhile.
I may have mentioned this, but I will again, in case you didn’t know – I’m going to NYC this weekend. Heck, as I type this, I am enjoying a beautiful NYC night thru the windows. (Making my 2hr delay on the Dallas runway due to “weather conditions at LGA” even more suspect. *sigh*)
Annnnyway – I am so excited to be here and to do all of the great things I have lined up. Like, getting my brows done by Eyebrow Specialist Elke Von Freudenberg, a facial at Mario Badescu, a custom bra fitting by Linda the Bra Lady, attending The Makeup Show and getting my makeup done (and checking out the new dolce & gabbana makeup) by a little known artist named Pat McGrath – I am hoping she does a fine job. 😉
In addition to these things, getting to meet some of the loveliest beauty bloggers out there face to face. I can’t wait to put faces with the names and blogs that I enjoy so much.
I am hoping to take lots of pics & vids and just annoy you guys with well deserved jealousy on your part by posting them for your (and my) enjoyment! And you *know* that I will be posting in almost real time on my twitter account, if you care to be annoyed by me even quicker. I have a feeling I will get a tad overwhelming – just an fyi and apology up front for that.
I am so excited to be here!
Congrats to rita and MyFawny for winning the “The Makeup Show” tickets giveaway. I just need you guys to shoot me an email letting me know your full name and which day you would like to attend (Sunday or Monday) and I will get you all hooked up.
Just to let you guys know, even if you didn’t win tickets, there are still tickets available. In fact, you can still get “Advance Purchase” tickets ($45/one day & $70/both days) until 5pm, tomorrow the 14th. After that, you can still try to get tickets at the door (if available) for $65/one day & $85/both days (tax not included).
Remember, I will be going on Sunday, the 17th. Can’t wait to see you there!
I know that several of you don’t have a Beauty Brands near you, but for those of you that do, here is a great special for keeping your tips and toes in tip top shape for sandal season (yep, I kinda rolled my eyes at that sentence, too. Ha!) Beauty Brands is a Salon/Spa/Retail Store with everything from skincare, haircare and cosmetics. They also have one of the largest selecions of nail care/polishes around me, at least. They also team up with OPI for exclusive colors every once in a while – this time it’s “Berry Extraordinary” – a blue based pink berry that is pretty and bright (I was wearing it last week, as a matter of fact.). So, this special has “Berry Extraordinary” on sale for $4.98 (reg. $8.50), which is very good. But what makes this special so great is the fact that Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat is $4.98 (reg. $9.98) and CND Stickey Base Coat is $.98 (reg. $6.95). These are just crazy cheap for two of the most widely used mani/pedi basics.
You need to get yourself to a local Beauty Brands store and pick these up before July 5th, as they don’t sell online. (Or maybe ask someone *ahem* very sweetly, and they might be able to help you out at their local store).
I tend to be more of a lipgloss than a lipstick kind of girl. However, there are times I want to look pulled together a bit more, with a bit more “stay” to my lip color and I need a lipstick. I do tend to pick the same kinds of colors each time, just due to the fact that I get hesitant about picking a color that just won’t work. Maybe I put too much thought into it. Ha!
Max Factor and Total Beauty have teamed up with a fun quiz to help me (and you) to find out which lipstick shade matches our personalities. They say:
“Soft on the inside yet bold on the outside, highly pigmented lip colors can speak volumes about your personality — before you’ve uttered a word. Find out which shade of the beauty editor- and consumer-favorite MAX Factor Vivid Impact Lipcolor you should be wearing.“
After taking the quiz, the color it picked for me wasn’t something I would have picked up for myself at first, but I will def take a look at it when I go to the store, as I *do* love a mauve:
Your ideal Vivid Impact Lip Color: Ms. Terious
Some might describe you as demure, but if they really knew you, they’d see the fire within. A die-hard romantic, you prefer to express your emotions through your eyes, and on most occasions, a sultry smokey eye. Keep this mauve-y nude shade, one of 20 highly pigmented colors, on hand for muted (yet soft and kissable) lips.
Go on and take the quiz and let me know what color it says about you. I would love to know if you agree with it, or if it gives you an idea of something new to try.