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Essential Eyes.

I have never had the privilege to use any of Make Up For Ever's products, so you will understand my excitement when I finally tried a great kit of theirs - The Essential Eye Set.

makeupforever.jpgThe Essential Eyes Set is a limited edition kit, only available at Sephora. In simple terms, this kit contains everything to create a basic eye look - with multiple variations.

The set includes 3 neutral brown shades, an iridescent yellow beige, a metallic taupe, and an iridescent brown black. It also contains two Star Powders, which are loose powders similar to a MAC pigment or Bare Escentuals Eye Shadow, in a pearly gold and an iridescent beige. It also includes waterproof Pearly Eye liner in black. Oh and there is also a DVD included with tips from Dany Sanz, the makeup artist behind the brand.

For the daytime, I really like the yellow-beige shade all over with the metallic taupe in the crease of my lid.  I add a bit of either of the Star Powders right in the middle of my brow bone, and sometimes right on the inside corner of my eye, by my tear duct, to brighten it all up. To jazz that look up, I add the darkest black-brown in the crease or use it as an eye liner, if I don't feel like using the pencil.

If you know someone who loves playing with eye makeup, or perhaps someone who is pretty much a novice, then this set is for them.

The value of this set is a whopping $123, but it retails for just $60.

I can't wait to try more from Make Up For Ever.


The Ultimate in Luxury.

How does this sound?

...A personal make over by DIOR national makeup artist Ricky Wilson.
...A haircut with Frederic Fekkai.
...One year of personalized gifts from Bath & Body Works.
...A one week internship at Cosmopolitan magazine.

They sound amazing, don't they?

If you agree and want to support a wonderful cause, then log onto and register so you can bid on these fabulous - mostly priceless, items and experiences.

This is where the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Foundation will hold its annual online charity auction from November 30th through December 15th, to raise money for its independent initiative, Cancer and Careers.

There are many other items and packages that will be available as well. You can register now, and see the exact list of items available.

Happy Bidding!


FREE SHIPPING at Neiman Marcus.

Shop for all things beauty-ful, including the coveted new fragrance- Tom Ford's Black Orchid now at Neiman Marcus. Just use the code HOLIDAY online to get the Free Shipping!

tomford.jpgAnd did you see that Black Orchid made our Gift Guide?

In it's Lalique Bottle and rich fragrance, Black Orchid is a must-have for the fragrance connoisseur.

And because I am novice when it comes to describing fragrance, I am giving you the description direct from Neiman's:"Sensuous top notes of Black Truffle and Ylang mingled with fresh Bergamot and delectable Black Currant. Dramatic middle notes of dark, tempting Florals and rich Fruit Accords. The heart is deepened with the intoxicating Lotus Wood. Decadent base notes of Patchouli, Incense and Vetiver. Vanilla Tears add a fluid creaminess to warm Balsam and smooth Sandalwood. "


What I do know, is that Black Orchid smells very rich, dark, and a bit mysterious on me. I love the woodsy yet florally scent - and my husband, who notoriously HATES fragrance, commented that I smelled nice. That is good enough for me!!!

And the bottle - breathtakingly black and gold and, oh so beautiful. Who wouldn't love this as a gift???

This entry from Tom Ford in his new beauty line leaves me curious for more! I can't wait until more of the line launches next year.