Back to School Beauty - Stick with Metallics.

Want a simple way to stay on trend? Add some metallics, albeit subtle metallics, to your shadow collection.


Bobbi just launched a collection of palettes, exclusively for Nordstrom. These are the Metallics.

Could it be more beautiful? This is the Burnt Sugar Metallics palette. These shimmery, highly pigmented shadows were adorning my eyes over the weekend. And they were beautiful! The powders are so soft, that they almost feel creamy. The shadows are formulated for all-day wear, and my lids are showed no signs of creasing. 

Pictured from left to right: Toffee, Gold Dust and Burnt Sugar. I used Gold Dust over my entire eye lid, from lash line to the top of my brow. I then applied Burnt Sugar over most of my lid, just not bringing it all the way into the inner corner, near my nose. I used a bit of the Toffee shade in my crease, and extended it upward and outward, to give my eye a bit of a smoky look. Finally, I dipped my eyeliner brush into Toffee as well, and lined my upper and lower lash line. Beautiful!!!

There are three more Metallic palettes, including Mignight Metallics that feature Platinum, Rockstar and Midnight; Velvet Plum Metallics which feature Raisin, Champagne Quartz and Velvet Plum; and Forest Metallics, with the shades Sage, Balsam and Forest.

Each Bobbi Brown Metallics palette sell for $45, and are exclusive to Nordstrom.

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Back to School Beauty: Easing Your Way into Fall.

graphic_btsb_icon.jpgEasing your way into the Fall season is a difficult task. We want to still look healthy from our summer (hopefully fake) glow, but want to stay on trend in the same.

I found a glorious collection that is perfect for making the transition during this in-between season seamless. Meet the Summer Solstice Collection from Borghese.



Start with a Tinted Moisturizer – “Summer Glow”, in a shade that gently kisses the skin with a healthy radiance and a touch of protective moisture. This moisturizer glides on efforlessly and leaves a beautiful glowing finish to any skin tone.

The collection also includes five delectable Lip Balm Shimmer shades to take you from daylight to moonlight. Each on is sheer and light, yet loaded with shine. The balms also deliver soothing protection to keep lips smooth, color-drenched and kissable. The shades: Starlight, Breeze, Sun Goddess, Sherbert, and Beach Berry can be worn alone, mixed, or smoothes on over lipstick for a final touch of "glow".

And do not forget the eyes! A Shadow Milano Trio in Firenze Blush provides the prettiest palette to highlight the eyes from dawn to dusk. They blend together beautifully, and help keep you looking glowing and healthy, while adding in just the right amount of color.



Sneak Peek: Smashbox Faces of Fashion Set for QVC Today's Special Value

Smashbox will premier an exclusive set for a QVC Today's Special Value on Monday, August 27th - and I have your sneak peek at this 10 piece set.


The set comes in four color palettes: blonde, brunette, taupe, and auburn for the price of $47.82 plus shipping. It is a special good only on Monday August 27th.

Photo Finish primer contains grape seed extract and vitamins A and E to power your defenses against aging skin and fading foundation by filling in lines and pores. Photo Op under-eye brightener's skin-boosting ingredients like vitamin C, red wine extract, peptides, and marine collagen help fill in fine lines and conceal under-eye circles. Brow Tech defines your brows and helps them stay in place.

Lights Up! blush--with three shades to wear individually or layer--helps you achieve a natural glow. Fusion cream eyeliner includes three best-selling putty liners. The coordinated eye shadow trio can be mixed and matched for day or night.

Photo Finish lipstick with Sili-silk technology imparts a full, moist finish to lips. The moisturizing lip-enchancing gloss drenches lips in luminous color and high shine.

How do I use it: Apply Photo Finish Foundation Primer. Blend Photo OP Under-eye brightener to help conceal dark circles.

For perfect brows, apply Brow Tech with Angle brush #12. Just brush the pigment through, and follow with the wax for natural-looking brows that stay in place all day.

Dust Lights Up! blush on the apples of your cheeks. Sweep champagne eye shadow from your lashline to your contour. Blend the fawn shade along the top lash line for a subtle contrast. With Precision liner brush #28, apply Fusion cream eyeliner along the top and bottom lashline, and the inner corner of your eyes. To finish, apply the Photo Finish lipstick. Add a pop of lip gloss at the center of your bottom lip and cupids bow.