Nancy Pelosi Speaks the Truth :)

In an interview appearing in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House and the most (politically) powerful woman in the United States, gives these wonderful words:

The end part of it is, fashion and all that it implies — hair, makeup — is an art form. If you look organized and well presented, people think that you’re organized in your mind and you take pride in yourself. And besides, it’s fun.

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FOTD – Sunset in Paradise

I’m longing for a vacation. If I can’t take my whole body to a tropical paradise, I can at least take my eyes. What do you think?

FACE
Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX foundation – M3
MAC Studio Fix foundation – NC43
MAC Tantone powder blush
MAC Star Pearl beauty powder

EYES
MAC Penny shadestick – lash to brow
Urban Decay X eyeshadow – inner 1/3 of lid
MAC Paradisco eyeshadow – middle 1/3 of lid
MAC Plum Dressing eyeshadow – outer 1/3 of lid, outer V, crease
MAC Carbon eyeshadow – outer 1/2 of crease
MAC Vex eyeshadow – highlight
HiP Eggplant cream eyeliner – upper lashline
Jordana White eyeliner – lower waterline
Styli-Style Smoky Quartz eyeliner – lower waterline
L’Oreal Blackest Black Telescopic Clean Definition mascara

LIPS

MAC Caramellow cremestick liner
MAC Cushy cremestick liner
MAC Lamé lipstick
MAC Petit Four lipglass (discontinued Sweetie Cake LE collection)

Free Stuff from Allure.com – July 2008

Molton Brown from Allure

Beginning July 1, you can log on to allure.com/freestuff to enter to win a selection of Molton Brown products.

When it comes to food, we believe in shopping locally, but for beauty, we’ll go where the greatest products are. In this case, it’s London, where Molton Brown has been brewing ingredients to create some of the most luxurious and delicious-smelling bath and body products. … You could win Molton Brown’s new hair collection of 14 amazing shampoos, conditioners, and treatments such as the Depth Charge Seednoir Prewash Hair-Thereapy, plus the Re-Charge Black Pepper and White Mulberry Sets of body washes, lotions, scented candles, and more — and it’s all worth more than $800!

Learn more about the products offered by Molton Brown at moltonbrown.com.

FOTD – Summer Face

Today’s look was a very typical summer look for me: warm colors softly applied.

FOTD June 27, 2008 FOTD June 27, 2008

FACE

MAC Studio Mist foundation – Medium Dark
MAC Studio Fix foundation – NC43
MAC Tantone powder blush
MAC Other Worldly powder blush

EYES

MAC Rubenesque paint pot (lash to brow)
MAC Patina eyeshadow (lid)
NYX Shangri-La eyeshadow trio – orange (outer crease); gold (highlight)
HiP Brown eyeliner pencil (upper and lower lashlines)
L’Oreal Blackest Black Telescopic Clean Definition mascara

LIPS

MAC Hodgepodge lip liner
MAC Propagate lipstick (discontinued – Strange Hybrid LE collection)
HiP Splendid liquid lipcolor

Free Stuff from Allure.com – June 2008

Rescue Beauty Lounge

If you are a nail polish junkie, you will want to hurry over to Allure’s website by June 30 to enter to win the entire Rescue Beauty Lounge collection!

It’s hard to pick a shade with an impatient manicurist breathing down your neck. We’re offering you a way to own all the best colors by giving away the entire set of Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes. All this month, enter for your chance to win the whole collection of 44 shades — $792 worth of Ji Baek’s cult polishes. Good luck!

To learn more about Rescue Beauty Lounge or to view shades and shop, go to www.rescuebeauty.com.

Also, check out www.allure.com/freestuff for monthly sweepstakes and daily giveaways.

Lucky Breaks – July 2008

Every issue of Lucky Magazine includes a section called Lucky Breaks in which you can find exclusive online sweepstakes and deals on select clothing, cosmetics, hair and skin care, jewelry, and home accessories retailers.

Cosmetics junkies may be interested to know that the July issue features a 25% off break for Becca cosmetics:

Seven years ago, Aussie makeup artist Rebecca Morrice Williams set out to develop the ultimate foundation. The resulting antioxidant, anti-inflammatory formulation now comes in 15 shades, and she’s branched out to a full line of cosmetics, with multiuse products for eyes, lips, and cheeks. Log on to www.beccacosmetics.com and enter “luckybreaks2” at checkout to save 25 percent on everything.

For the lover of organic beauty items, there is Saffron Rouge:

There are lots of certified-organic beauty brands on this terrific website, from big names like Dr. Hauschka to less-well-known companies like Florascent, which mixes potent frangrances from pure essential oils and plant derivatives. And they’re not stingy: You get to choose free samples with every purchase, and if you’re not happy with a product, call within 60 days for a replacement. Log on to www.saffronrouge.com and enter “luckybreaks10” at checkout to save 25 percent on everything.

For lots more Lucky Breaks, check out the official Lucky website.

EmsyJay on YouTube: Diamonds and Black Pearls for April and June

Happy belated birthday to all the April babies! Happy birthday to all the June babies!

FACE
MAC Studio Fix foundation – NC43
NARS Malibu Multiple

EYES
HiP Secretive paint
NYX White Pearl eyeshadow
Urban Decay Zero deluxe eyeshadow
HiP Black cream liner
HiP Black eyeliner pencil
L’Oreal Blackest Black Telescopic Clean Definition mascara
Maybelline Define-a-Brow gel

LIPS
MAC Portside cremestick liner
HiP Driven lipstick
HiP Enticing lipgloss

EmsyJay on YouTube: Cool Spectrum by Request

ElleJoie requested the other end of the rainbow. 🙂 Enjoy!

FACE
MAC Studio Tech foundation – NC43
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Medium Dark
NARS Malibu Multiple
MAC Spaced Out powder blush

EYES
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
MAC Lucky Jade shadestick
HiP Mischief eyeshadow
CoverGirl Lime Alive Eye Enhancers eyeshadow
MAC Waternymph eyeshadow (Lure LE collection)
MAC Freshwater eyeshadow
MAC Fertile eyeshadow
HiP Black Color Truth Cream Liner
Styli Syle Black Line & Seal 24 eyeliner
L’Oreal Blackest Black Telescopic Clean Definition mascara

LIPS
MAC HodgePodge lip liner
HiP Splendid Color Struck Liquid Lip Color

NAILS
Essie Steel-ing the Scene

Beauty is everywhere …