Monday, January 30, 2012

Dream a BIG dream...

La Prairie Cellular Power Charge Night

Somehow I just knew this product was going to be $500.  I have this dream that one day I will live my life with my husband on this fabulous yacht in St. Tropez surrounded by Hermes china & matching towels and a light up dance floor (think classy Saturday Night Fever)… well, also in this dream I will be slathering myself from head to toe in La Prairie products which will be delivered by the case by my own personal helicopter.  (Allan, if you’re reading, I’m 32 – can you make this happen by the time I’m 40, please??)
Anyhoo, like all La Prairie skincare, you use this & know you must have it, then you look it up, and want to cry…

I’ve been plagued with angry dry skin these last couple months because our Nashville weather is so weird.  Dry skin magnifies everything that’s bad… wrinkles, fine lines, clogged pores.  2 nights of this product and I’m glowing and smooth again.  The product contains retinol (which can be drying) but a burst of oxygen counteracts that drying effect and plumps and smoothes.  My fine lines were diminished, my dry flaking skin completely disappeared and in it’s place appeared fresh, luminous skin.  If you can swing the $475 for an ounce price you should bath in this.  You’ll look 15 years younger. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Giorgio Armani Regenessence

Giorgio Armani Regenessence Youth Regenerator

Another one of the ever increasing in popularity youth serums on the market… this one by Armani some say really delivers. Regenessence is marketed as a corrective rejuvenating cream.  It can be applied morning or evening, and the science behind the product accelerates cell/skin turnover.  It’s 3 most potent & powerful ingredients are: ProXylan, linseed extract and vitamin CP AND it promises to reduce wrinkles by 71% within one hour.  Ok, I did not see this result and while I don’t have actual wrinkles, I do have minimal fine lines on my forehead and while my skin looked plump and hydrated, my lines were no less visible after several applications.  Just keepin’ it real.

After 6 days, skin is supposed to be 88% (I’ll get back to you on this) more radiant and in one month this serum is supposed to take 6 years off my face.  Too bad I’m using a deluxe sample and will not get a month out of it.  Otherwise, I guess in Feb. I’d wake up as a 26 year old. Dream a little dream, right?? Should we take Armani’s word for it? For only $140.00, I’m a bit skeptical.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Plum & Green?

By Terry Crayon Khol Terrybly in Bronze Generation

By Terry Silky Eye Shadow in Silky Plum

I attended Private Edition’s By Terry event last weekend & requested a smoky eye (as usual) but said I was willing to branch out in terms of the color.  My makeup artist was Becca and she created a gorgeous plum based smoky eye for me combined with a shimmering forest green/bronze pencil.  I wanted a look that was a little less heavy and more natural and that is totally what I got.  Here’s a close up.

What do you think?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Epicuren Lip Balm

Epicuren Enzyme Balm

This product goes to show that sometimes it’s just as worth it to spend $9 as it is to spend $90.

This cute little gold tube (think luxury Chapstick x10) of enzyme balm is so smooth and soothing and tea tree oil gives it such a fabulous scent and feel.  Plus, it has SPF – which I love in a lip balm.  It’s additionally packed with cocoa butter, vitamins A & E, and aloe vera.  It stays on your lips so well and really leaves them feeling nourished, soft, smooth & protected.  We all know I’m a gloss addict but sometimes there is nothing better than a little old school tube of lip balm.

Lip bliss whether you’re on a ski slope in Aspen or a beach in Barbados! (Thx, Gin!!)

To quote my friend, Stephanie Green Bass, of (Pla) Cosmetics… “It’s the balm!”

PS (Pla) makes an equally fab balm too that I’ve mentioned/posted before. If you’re in Nashville or Atlanta you can find (Pla) at Woo. 

You can find Epicuren on Amazon. Links to both below:

Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy Friday!

Here's some weekend inspiration for you!! 

Why doesn't the water cooler in my office serve Moet??

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Something to talk about…

I’m dying to try:

Bumble & Bumble Concen-straight

Ojon Super Sleek Hair Treatment

Straight/frizz free hair with no formaldehyde or other harmful ingredients that lasts for up to 30 shampoos minus the long hours in a salon and the hefty keratin treatment price tag?  Yes, please!!

Talk amongst yourselves. :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

By Terry Primer

By Terry Hyaluronic Face Glow

A complete wonder product that can be worn alone or as a primer under your usual foundation.   I applied the primer at 7:30 yesterday morning and 5 + hours later there was not so much as a hint of shine on my skin.  My whole face looked flawless and trust me, this is far from the norm.  I received a complimentary tube of this as a gift with a makeover last weekend and I’m LOVING it.  Ideal for weekends when you’re running errands and don’t want a full face of makeup but want to smooth and even out your complexion a little bit.  Also equally as ideal for the office under foundation, as it’s nice to not be oily and shiny by lunch time.  Additionally perfect for nights out!!  The formula is like a whipped mouse that conceals imperfections, evens skin tone, and fills in large pores and fine lines.   

I couldn’t stop looking in the mirror b/c I was in total disbelief that 5 hours after my pre-office morning makeup application my skin still looked exactly the same.  Genius!  A total secret weapon – I seriously look airbrushed.  $65 for a tube that will last you the better part of a year – a little goes a long way.  I used only on my T-zone and in a couple areas of redness. Read more about the science behind this incredible product by clicking the link below:

Monday, January 16, 2012


By Terry Rouge Terrybly in “Love Me Tender” (#802)

The most perfect lipstick EVER.  I went to a By Terry event at Private Edition this weekend (more on that later) & my lovely makeup artist, Becca, presented me with this when I requested a nude/natural lip to go with my always smoky eyes.  I’ve been searching for that perfect J-Lo-esque color for years… I have finally found it!  This lipstick has a slight shimmer, wears wonderfully, is long lasting and doesn’t cake or flake.  It is super nourishing, hydrating & contains hyaluronic acid to plump, fill lines and create a smooth surface.  Using the Baume De Rose as a primer first makes your lips look magazine ad flawless.  Top with the shimmer 24 karat Or De Rose and you’re golden (literally).