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Light up your lashes this holiday season with Diorshow Mascara


I was thrilled at the opportunity to try Diorshow, Dior’s cult classic mascara through People’s Style Watch.

Diorshow Mascara

Diorshow Mascara - My lashes just look naked without it.

I started using Diorshow as soon as I got the sample and have been receiving compliments ever since. This is pretty amazing seeing as I have been getting zero sleep between having a newborn and being out of our house for 6 weeks due to the hurricane.

The mascara really seemed to plump up and lengthen my lashes. They looked better than when I had worn falsies for events in the past. What I liked even more was that it didn’t smudge off like my normal mascara but did actually come off easier when I went to remove it at night. Today I actually forgot to put it on before leaving the house and when I saw my reflection, I felt like my eyes were naked!

This past Saturday we had our holiday party and for the first time in months I actually dressed up and did my makeup. It felt great to dress up and wearing Diorshow really allowed me to get that vintage glam look I wanted and let me shine. It’s definitely a must have for any makeup bag and I plan on stocking up for holiday gifts this year!

Blue Hawaii Vintage Holiday Party

60s Glam for the Blue Hawaii Vintage Holiday Party

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Double Duty Rouge


I started wearing Besame Cosmetics’ Crimson Cream vintage inspired rouge a few months back and also started stocking it in the store. For $22, it’s a great buy as it doubles as both a blush and lip stain. I was skeptical at first using one product for both, but it actually works out great. Wearing the color on your cheeks give you a slight pink dewy glow. If you want a darker look on your cheeks, you can apply more of the rouge. I love the way it feels on your lips too. It’s almost like a lip balm more than a lipstick feel. It’s super moist with a little shine and loads of great color.

The crimson retro color is not as red as a true red, but not as pink as lighter shades. It’s the perfect inbetween color to take you from day to night.

Below is the latest writeup of the product in the February 2012 issue of Marie Claire as well as two shots of me on New Year’s Eve wearing it. I like a really light blush look and loads of color on my lips, so I applied accordingly. It went great with my vintage 60′s mother-of-the-bride embellished sheath dress (and matching jacket not shown) and Nana’s rhinestone clip-on earrings. Now I’m on the quest to find other double duty products that can save me time in my beauty routine!


Marie Claire February 2012 Issue Mention of Besame's Crimson Rouge

Wearing Besame Crimson Rouge

Besame Crimson Rouge on Cheeks and Lips


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Cheeky fun

Vogue  and Sephora were so sweet and let me test the Hourglass Aura Cheek Stain in Flush. I was skeptical because I have never used a liquid blush that I actually liked before.  I prefer the powder compacts.  I was thrilled when after applying the blush with the applicator and rubbing in further with my fingers (you do have to do some blending with the product as it can come out heavy if you dispense too much at once), I was left with a fresh Spring glow on my cheeks. I think this product is perfect for travelling.  I’m going to be travelling a lot for my new job and really need to pack as light as possible.  This product eliminates the need for a brush which is really awesome! Thanks Hourglass for making such a convenient product that works.

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Organic Foundation with a Twist

I was so luck to be able to test Josie Maran’s Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation for Vougue Magazine. I couldn’t wait to get the foundation in the mail!

As a vintage lover who tries to be green in both my personal and professional life, I was excited to learn that the product not only contains organic ingredients but is also paraben free and vegan (PETA gave the product it’s seal of approval)!

The product comes in a great purse friendly size and glides on as smooth as silk.  It’s really light and reminds me of the tinted mousturizers products out there. I loved the subtle covereage and the way it glides over any imperfections.  My only concern was that when the chameleon like pigments  changed color to match my skin it was slightly darker than my skin tone.  I made sure to blend well and the end result was really great coverage without any of the normal ‘makeupy’ feel.

I’m definitely going to keep this product in my arsenal.