Beauty News: MAC Announces Miley Cyrus as Viva Glam Spokesperson…

MAC  Cosmetics just announced yesterday that Miley Cyrus is the latest to join the ranks as the next Viva Glam spokesperson.  The shade is a vibrant hot pink – which looks like a clear rosey-pink to me but I’ll have to reserve my opinion until I see it.  As always, every dolllar spent on viva glam products goes to the MAC Aids Fund.

The MAC AIDS Fund was created in 1994, and to date has raised over $270 million through the sales of Viva Glam lipsticks and glosses. Rihanna joins the ranks of RuPaul, k.d. Lang, Lil’ Kim, Sir Elton John, Mary J. Blige, Shirley Manson, Linda Evangelista, Boy George, Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott, Pamela Anderson, Lisa Marie Presley, Debbie Harry, Eve, Dita Von Teese, Fergie, Cyndi Lauper, Lady Gaga, and most recently Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj.

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A pioneer in the HIV/AIDS arena, the M·A·C AIDS Fund has been a trailblazer for the last 18 years, funding groundbreaking and innovative programs and investing in regions and populations that are not often prioritized by other funders.  As the largest corporate non-pharmaceutical HIV/AIDS funder, the M·A·C AIDS Fund strives to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. It focuses on highlighting the link between poverty and AIDS, and strengthening services available to underserved populations.

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Wham Bam Viva Glam!  Superstar Miley Cyrus is ready to make noise as this ionic campaign’s 2015 spokesperson.  The global pop phenomenon kicks off her Viva Glam with two sure fire hits:  A super-sexy hot pink lipstick and matching lipglass with sparkling pearl shimmer.

The Rundown:


  • Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Hot Pink (Amplified) $16.00 US/$19.00 CAD


  • Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Hot Pink w/Sparkling Pearl $15.00 US/$18.00 CAD

Availability:  North America January 22, 2015 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and  International February 12, 2015 at all M·A·C locations.

Shop Pretty!!

TMG Travel: See France With Rail Europe…

Rail Europe is 100% the best way to see Europe.  I LOVED IT!  Compared to Amtrak, the trains are super classy.  All of the trains are high speed like the Acela BUT they have different classes of service on the same train.  The ride was SMOOTH and the trip was faster than I expected.

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View from the train of the French countryside

France Rail Pass gives you extensive travel on the national rail network of France, with your choice of first or second class travel for 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 days of rail travel within a one-month period. You can also decide whether you’d prefer those travel days to be consecutive or non-consecutive.
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Smell This: Olfactive Studio Fragrances…

While I was in Paris, I had the pleasure of meeting the Creatrice (LOVE that title!!) of Olfactive Studio Fragrances Céline Verleure.  We had a private meeting with her at the world famous Jovoy Parfums Rares (which is an experience in and of itself….CRAZY beautiful scents that I have never heard of live here).  We arrived early and got a chance to look around which was very nice!!  They had these bell shaped glasses and metal pyramids over scents so to smell you just life and inhale…very cool. Celine breezed in moments later all smiles – AND she smelled PHENOMENAL.

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In addition to being impossibly chic, she is also a passionate perfume creator.  After years of developing perfumes for big names like LVMH she struck out on her own to form Olfactive Studio.  She told me that she wanted to work with the perfumers in a different way and not just have 8 chemists in a room.   She came up with the concept of pairing a photograph to evoke and emotion and develop  the scent from there.  This is a super cool concept and the fragrances really reflect the emotion from the photo.  Each perfume comes with a copy of the photo in the box too which is a nice touch.

I loved talking with her!  She also let us try each one to see which one we liked the best. The true test was having her smell it on us and telling us which one she liked best!  I fell in love with Auto Portrait which is a tangle of Bergamot,  Incense, Musk, Oak Moss, Cedarwood and Vetiver.  I really liked several though!

Auto Portrait is very unique and I LOVED the photo.  The photos that match the fragrances are all available online too….so you can see which one moves you the most.

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The Rundown:

FlashBack – A memory in motion and in action: that is also the magic and the raison d’être of Flash Back. A tangy and vibrant fragrance, Flash Back is an olfactory reminiscence: tangy and slightly green rhubarb mixed with hesperides revives an enveloping childhood smell: that of rhubarb tart. A base note of vetiver and cedar give it woody sensuality.

Lumiere Blanche – A mild and enveloping perfume, Lumière Blanche is a comforting cocoon, between milky mildness and cold spices. It evokes the sweltering heat from the sun at the zenith, which erases colors, leaving only a blinding white hue; it surprises with its spicy freshness.  For its creator, “Lumière Blanche is a fragrance with beautifully contrasting hot and cold notes”; a whirlwind of light and freshness followed by milky mildness and a distinct, warm, and sensual end note.

Still Life – A sparkling and festive perfume, Still Life Is a celebration of life! A surprising and luminous perfume that invites you to celebrate in style with a whirlwind of exotic cocktails.  The brilliance of Japanese Yuzu, accompanied by a cocktail infusion of rare peppers, rum and warm woods. A stark contrast between ever present freshness and comforting, warm notes. A woody citrus fragrance of contrasts, energetic and alive!

Auto Portrait – An intimate and deep perfume, Autoportrait is a fragrance you wear for yourself, resonating with your own personal harmony. A companion, a reflection of yourself, familiar and warm, in which you rediscover your own spirit and inner serenity.  The soul of woody notes laid bare. A soothing dose of nature and enveloping resin. Breathtaking in the deliberate unveiling of its many facets, the essence of Autoportrait is truly revealed in its sillage… absolutely addictive!

Chambre Noir  –  A sensual and mysterious fragrance, Chambre Noire reveals itself from the shadows using the spotlight of the vibrant top note.  A fragrance to be shared in the privacy of some far-off hotel room. It reveals its character gradually, exuding sensual notes of leather against a backdrop of warmth and opulence.

If you are looking for a unique fragrance – I would really give these a look. They are $195 for 3.4oz and $145 for 1.7oz.

You can get yours online at the Olfactive Studio website.  If you are in Paris, make your way over to Jovoy and smell something fabulous (4 Rue de Castiglione, 75001 Paris, France)

Smell Pretty!!



7 Skincare Saviors for Daylight Savings Beauty

Daylight Savings Beauty

7 Skincare Saviors for Daylight Savings.  Daylight Savings Time is quickly approaching on this Sunday, November 2nd, meaning it’s time to “fall back” on the best beauty routine. The time change cuts the day short (ugh), but on the flip side, we’re … [Continue reading]

Night Out: Paradis Latin Cabaret Paris…

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 … [Continue reading]

Drugstore Diva: Shop With Me at Pharmacie Monge Paris…

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 … [Continue reading]

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit Challenge…

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit

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 … [Continue reading]

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]