Night Out: Paradis Latin Cabaret Paris…

While in Paris – I got to attend an authentic Parisian cabaret show!  Paradis Latin Cabaret which is located at 28 rue Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 in the Latin Quarter of Paris.  We took the metro and it was a short walk from the station.  It was first built in 1803 and was initially called Théâtre Latin. Tragically, it burned down but was rebuilt in 1887-1889 by Gustave Eiffel (yes THAT Eiffel…..) It was closed around 1900, but was partially reconstructed and reopened in 1970.

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When we arrived, we were escorted  to a private area above the stage to enjoy some bubbly – THEN we got to go on a tour of the club.  The best part was going backstage to meet the dancers, they were prepping and primping and ironically – they were using a lot of the products that we got from Pharmacie Monge[Continue reading]

Drugstore Diva: Shop With Me at Pharmacie Monge Paris…

Pharmacie Monge Paris is one of the premiere places to get your French pharmacie beauty goodies in the city.  To start our afternoon, first, we had an amazing lunch complete with perfectly roasted fish and endless glasses of wine at La Taverna [22 Rue du Champ de Mars 75007 Paris] then we hopped into a chauffeured My Paris VIP Van and  headed over to Pharmacie Monge.  With my gift of 100 Euros in hand – I hit the ground running.  Having already shopped in french pharmacies before – I knew it would be crowded.  Pharmacie Monge was no different…except that it is HUGE and stretches over what is equivalent to a NYC block. It’s one of the biggest pharmacies in Paris. The place was HOPPING – crazy busy and had 3000 visitors just the day before.

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If you know anything about French pharmacie shopping…you know that some of the brands we love and cherish in the US are imported (like Clarins, Phyto, Caudalie, La Roche Posay, Lierac, Darphin) the formulas are also drastically different because there are no pesky FDA regulations to deal with.  The main difference?  The price.  For example, a travel size Caudalie beauty elixir retails for $19 at Sephora – at Pharmacie Monge it’s 9,90 € (about $11.50)

The aisles at Pharmacie Monge are well lit and organized PLUS they have an extremely helpful multilingual staff that were able to make recommendations based on your skin type.  They also had some exclusive sizes of items that I didn’t see at other pharmacies in town. Here’s a sampling of what I got…
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Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit Challenge…

The new Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit strips [$64.99] claim to whiten as well as a $500 in-office pro treatment so I am DOWN!  In Paris there was PLENTY of red wine, cafe creme and all kinds of other stain magnets so I started while I was there.  Now is the perfect time to try and obliterate some of the damage done while I was gone (I am excited to see how this turns out!!)

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Lianne & Carmen after copious amounts of cafe creme and red wine in Paris

The Rundown:

  • Helps whiten teeth as well as a $500 professional teeth whitening treatment
  • The FlexFit technology allows Whitestrips to stretch and mold to custom fit your smile for superior coverage and improved application
  • Provides 30% more coverage to whiten more teeth
  • The no slip grip stays put so you can talk and drink water while whitening teeth
  • Dramatically whiter smile
  • Uses the same enamel-safe teeth whitening agent dentists use

In the box, you get 28 strips that you use once a day for one hour….I started using mine in Paris so I am almost halfway through the box!  I have also been using the Crest 3D White Luxe toothpaste as well.

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Stick with me to see what my results are!!

Stay Pretty!!

Shopping at the World Famous Galeries Lafayette in Paris…

Galeries Lafayette Paris

Galeries Lafayette in Paris is an EXPERIENCE. The afternoon of our second day in Paris was spent at the world famous Galeries Lafayette department store which was founded in 1895.  It is a STUNNING 10 story masterpiece in the middle of Paris on … [Continue reading]

TMG Travel: My Day as a Tourist + Hyatt Paris Madeleine…

Eiffel Tower

I have been to Paris three times now, and it never gets old.  There is always something new to see that I haven't seen before!!  The Paris Beauty Tour was about to start and I wanted to hit the ground running! We arrived in Paris on Wednesday morning … [Continue reading]

Beauty News: L’Oreal Acquires Carol’s Daughter…

Lisa Price - Carol's Daughter

L'Oreal Acquires Carol's Daughter! WOW!! I cannot explain to you how awesome this is.  I don't think I have ever been so excited about something in a while.  Mostly about the possibility of a fabulous brand like Carol's Daughter … [Continue reading]

Smell This: Le Labo Fragrances…

Le Labo Fragrances in Paris

I am the kind of person that doesn't really like to smell like anyone else.  For that very reason, I adore Le Labo Fragrances which was the first stop on the Paris Beauty Tour.  They are all about customization and how a scent matures (you are … [Continue reading]

TMG Travel: Hotel Labourdonnais Paris….

Hotel Labourdonnais Paris

The last time I traveled to Paris - I was in a house which was fine BUT I much prefer the experience of staying in a hotel.  Hotel Labourdonnais Paris is a fantastic boutique property that is big on charm and amenities.  If you like stunning views, … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Lift Lab Lift and Firm Eye Cream…

Lift Lab Lift and Firm Eye Cream

Lift Lab Lift and Firm Eye Cream [$110.00 / 0.50 oz] is a lightweight, emollient, firming eye cream that delivers FAB results.  So....I am kind of obsessed with eye cream right now.  Two weeks ago, I made the mistake of looking in a 4x magnifying … [Continue reading]

Salon Love: Ian McCabe Studio in Washington DC…

Ian McCabe Studio

Ian McCabe Studio throws down the gauntlet to make it one of the rising salon stars among DC elite for cut and color (we needed some new blood here so this is a welcome change!) I love talking to people that are passionate about what they do. This is … [Continue reading]

TMG Travel: Paris Beauty Tour 2014

Paris is All About The Pretty

The Paris Beauty Tour 2014 is almost here!! Next Tuesday, I am embarking on another Paris Beauty Tour with my good friends Julia Coney and Carmen Blakely. You may remember that Julia organized a similar trip back in 2012 [read about the Paris Beauty … [Continue reading]

Fall 2014: MAC Brooke Shields Makeup Collection…

MAC Brooke Shields - Fall 2014

The MAC Brooke Shields makeup collaboration hits stores today! If you were around in the 80's like me, then you know of the legend that is Brooke Shields.  Not the glorious, iconic glamorous version from the current La-Z-Boy commercials....but the … [Continue reading]

7 Innovative Skincare Products for Fall…

7 Innovative Skincare Products

Here are my 7 Innovative Skincare Products for Fall.  Fall is HERE!! Who doesn't like fall??  Time to bust out the sweaters and boots! Time to get out the hot apple cider and mulled wine!  It's ALSO time to transition your skincare from those … [Continue reading]

Fall 2014: MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection

MAC Rocky Horror

The MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection is here!  Did you watch Rocky Horror when you were a teenager?  Were you too young to remember it when it came out?  Haha...I was a teenager in the 80's and I must have seen Rocky Horror at least 20 times … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polishq

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Sally Hansen® via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sally Hansen®. This past week - I had a little pamper party … [Continue reading]

TMG Talks: 6 Tips to Keep You Forever Young…

6 Tips to Stay Forever Young

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by P&G via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of P&G. 6 Tips to Keep You Forever Young - Skincare is a given, right?  I … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint…

Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint

Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint ($55) is my new favorite! Did I tell you I'm going to Paris?  I did??!!?  Sorry, I'm excited.  I just know It's going to be a blast!  I also know that I have to streamline my packing because last time....I had … [Continue reading]

Giveaway: Ulta Beauty Too Faced Modern Matte Kit…

Too Faced Modern Mattes

How would you like an exclusive Ulta Beauty Too Faced Modern Matte kit for yourself??  Hey BAES!! I have a little giveaway for you! Are you checking out Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty?? There are still a few days left to get some deals... 9/23: CK … [Continue reading]