Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lip Color’Ink – Love this long lasting natural looking color that lasts without drying out my lips. My perfect shade is L111 Flawless, a neutral beigy nude. With well done up eyes and a few coats of rich glossy black mascara, it’s a good look. And did I mention that it smells light and kind of fruity… For night time or on camera, I go with YSL Rouge Pur Couture. It’s a luxurious silky texture, the shades are pretty fabulous and it glides on beautifully, no lip liner needed.
How am I supposed to pick just one?!?!? For a daytime, I love Charlotte Tilbury’s “Bitch Perfect,” which is literally the only nude that works with my skin tone.
Photo Credit: La Mer Eye Concentrate ($185)
Few things sparkle and say beauty like Nordstrom’s beauty department, especially if you’re in a pinch and running short of breath and time. From La Mer to Estee Lauder, Nordstrom’s beauty department is an elegant display of the creme de la creme. Which is why, in order to whet your appetite for last minute shopping, we interviewed Beauty Stylist Megan Dugan from Nordstrom, The Grove in Los Angeles to get a sense of what to buy this holiday season, and what’s trending.
BITB: How are Nordstrom Beauty’s Holiday offerings different this year?
Deborah Lippman R&B Mini Nail Lacquer, Nordstrom Exclusive (All Photo Credits: Nordstrom)
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For many, vanilla is one of the loveliest scents on the planet. After all, who can resist the aroma of cookies baking in an old-fashioned kitchen? The wonderful scent comes by its aromatic beauty naturally, as it is derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla. Not only does the aroma make us feel warm, fuzzy and hungry, but the active ingredient in vanilla, called vanillin, is an antioxidant that is useful in helping the body repair damage. In addition, it contains sedative like properties, great for relaxing your mind and helping you drift off to sleep. A favored ingredient in the beauty market, vanilla is featured in many body, hair and fragrance products – just check out the group we’ve
With the aroma of gingerbread men in the air, now is a good time to round up some beauty products made with this lovely smelling plant. While ginger, whose name derives from the Old English gingifere, produces clusters of white and pink flower buds that bloom into yellow flowers, it’s the root – young ginger rhizomes – that is coveted for cooking and medicinal purposes. They can be steeped in boiling water to make ginger tea – a common folk remedy for colds – as well as ginger ale and ginger beer for stomach settlers. Because of its aromatic properties, ginger is found in a variety of fragrant and delightful beauty products like those listed below.