Fashion Week Parties: Benefit

Dear Kelsey,

Nnenna and I had plans to attend the Benefit Cosmetics Primp and Party, so after Lucky FABB I dragged my very large and heavy gift bag down to SoHo on the train. Which I don’t recommend you do. We ended up having a tiny blogger meetup because we also saw Francisca and her sister Anne. I was sooo tired (gah! look at my eyes) after Lucky FABB (more about the conference this weekend), but had a blast at Benefit. …

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#EclosBeauty Skin Care Review and Giveaway

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of éclos Skin Care. All opinions are 100% mine.

Several weeks ago, éclos beauty asked if I would review their Anti-Aging Skin Care Starter Kit, which contains stem cells extracted from the Swiss Uttwiler Spätlauber apple. I read about apple stem cells being used for skincare products years ago in Allure, but definitely couldn’t afford the high price points– at the time, skin care products containing apple stem cells were priced into the thousands.

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The Beauty Side of FBFF

I really never do posts on beauty, but beauty products are near and dear to my heart.  Sephora is like my second home, although lately I find myself wearing less and less makeup.  Answering these FBFF questions made me realize how much eyeshadow I have and how little I wear it.  Maybe I’ll start snapping a photo of my eyeshadow every day to encourage me to use the products I already have instead of buying more (always a problem every time I step into a Sephora).

1.  What’s your favorite drug store makeup product and your favorite higher-end product?

Drug Store: Revlon Age Defying Concealer.  For the price it’s absolutely amazing, comparable to YSL Touche Eclat.  I usually buy it at Target or Ulta but right now it’s available on buy two get one free!
Higher-end: NARS eyeshadows.  I’ve been collecting seasonal colors since high school but my mainstay is the Earth Angel color duo.

2.  Is there one type of product that is your go-to, can’t live without?

Foundation, specifically DiorSkin foundations.  I’ve mentioned before that my skin tone is really uneven (like huge disparity between my cheeks and the rest of my face) and DiorSkin manages to even me out a bit but still look natural.  I’ve been thinking of switching to YSL though lately because I have a feeling their foundations would
match my skin tone better.  YSL foundations have more golden tones.

3. What’s the best hair product you’ve ever used?

Living Proof Straight Making No Frizz Styling Treatment for Thick to Coarse Hair.  Better than any other product for frizz/straightening I’ve ever had, and I’ve been through most of Sephora’s stock over the past 10 years.  As with any product, I don’t mind paying for it as long as it actually works.

4. Fess up, what’s the worst beauty look you’ve tried to rock and look back at now with a little shame or apprehension that you actually did that?

Blue glitter gel eyeshadow.  No, seriously.  It was the 90s, okay?  And I was eleven… don’t worry, I graduated to neutral shimmers at twelve.

5. When it comes to beauty products, we all use the same basic products. What do you use that helps show off your personal flare and personality?

….I have no idea.  I like red lipstick?  But a lot of people like red lipstick.  I’d really like to get those feather hair extensions, actually.  I love them but they’re $20/feather and they’re just clip-ins so I don’t think they’re worth it, maybe if the price comes down.
Also, my hair gets more curl when it’s longer so I often let it go curly then.  Right now it’s too short and doesn’t have much of a curl so I’m hoping to grow it longer this year, I miss the curls!
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