Win a Trip to NYC




Red Carpet Ready!

Are ready for tonight's red carpet?

red_carpet.jpgStylist? Check

Gown? Check

Shoes? Check

Jewels? Check

Makeup Artist? Check

Hair Stylist? Check

Photographer? Check

Anything else? Oh yeah - an assistant and hot man to get me through? Check, Check!

So, I am my own stylist, with help from my daughter. My gown is of the "wrap" variety by Victoria's Secret in the finest white French terry with pink polka dot's. I will be the first to admit that is does absolutely nothing for my figure, but comfort is key, right? My shoes, will be a matching pink, and they are of the lovely "slip on" variety by Dearfoams. So, they don't add any height, but again, comfy, comfy, comfy. As for my jewels, I do have some nice bling - which I might just pile on for the event. How many diamond necklaces, bracelets, and rings piled on together are considered too much? Hmm, maybe my stylist can help me with this one. My face will be freshly scrubbed and washed, again by my favorite resident makeup artist - me! My hair, well, I plan to get some help here from one of the most famous hair stylists in my own house. Oh yeah - that again, is me! I plan to help pile my hair high on my head and tie it up with a nice non-snag elastic band. I can just picture how gorgeous I will look!

My personal photographer will definitely chronicle the event, but I doubt that any of the photographs will be made public, as I am a bit camera shy. But I can guarantee that my 4 lovely assistants, aged 16, 12, 10, and 8, will bother help me through the pre-shows and telecast, and my gorgeous escort for the evening, and the one that I have depended on for 20 years, will at least make an appearance to be checking out the other lovely ladies on the red carpet. (By the way, George Clooney said he would be my escort for the night, but he once again, decided it would be best to actually be on the West Coast and in the auditorium for the actual Oscar event as he just might win the award he is nominated for, and he is telling me that he will be presenting as well. One day, George... one day!)

Sounds like fun, doesn't it? I think I will be ready!

I will be taking notes, and while I love to look at it all, I am going to try and concentrate on the hair and makeup looks on the ladies and will be bringing you my take on them later tonight and probably throughout most of the week.

Stay tuned.


I Want Uma's Lippie!

It may not be the most fashion forward or trendy magazine, but Uma Thurman is on the cover of the March issue of Redbook. One quick glance at the cover and you will notice how fresh faced and simply glowy Uma looks. Beautiful!


Her face is fresh and glowy, just perfect for Spring.

I find myself staring at her lip color over and over, so I had to finally find out which lippie it was. To my surprise, it is a Glazewear Liquid Lip Color from Avon. The shade is Cantaloupe. I am guessing it is a new Spring shade, as it is not listed on the website. But, for $1.99 and my lust for the color, I will be checking back.


Lancome Nutrix Royal Body Cream.

I love thick, rich body creams. Sometimes, even in the harshest and driest of winters though, a thick cream can be too much, especially during the day. This is why I have become very dependent on various shea butter formulaes. I have found a new body cream, though that has changed my thoughts, my ways, and my skin.

Meet Lancome Nutrix Royal Body Cream. This cream is very similar to a whipped shea butter, though it appears much firmer until you dig your fingers into it.  The smell is strong, at first, but it dries down to a soft, almost powdery, light floral scent.


Nutrix Royal Body Cream is made with Royal Lipideum, which is a patented technology enriched with Royal Jelly that supplements your skin's own natural lipids for intense hydration.

Within just a few days use, my dry patchy knees and elbows are so much softer. I generally use this right in the shower after I turn off the water. I like to rub it into my skin while I am still wet as to get rid of any heavy or thick cream feel. At night, I have even been smoothing this rich cream over my feet, making them look, feel, and evn smell divine.

This wonder cream from Lancome retails for $34.00. If for some reason you are afraid of a thicker cream (which there really isn't a need to be in this case) or generally prefer a lotion, there is also a Nutrix Royal Body Lotion available as well.