TMG Travel: Boat Tour of the Seine River in Paris…

On our last night with the Paris Beauty Tour…we were treated to an open excursion boat tour down the Seine River in Paris by Bateaux Mouches.  Now, if you have never done something like this, it is a boat tour down the river that rides slowly so you can see all the monuments in your path.  The tour is a great way for you to get an up close view of everything along the river. The weather was perfect and we all were excited about being able to see everything – ESPECIALLY the Eiffel Tower up close and personal with the lights on.

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These boat trips are extremely popular and have an upper open air deck and a lower area that is covered and the cruise lasts about one hour. You can get a lunch or dinner cruise if you prefer – we saw everything (we also passed under the infamous lovers lock bridge too!)

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Lovers Lock Bridge – Paris

Since the Seine river is is directly in the middle of Paris, the boat tour covers a great deal of the city and nearly all of the monuments. Both the Left Bank (Rive Gauche) and the Right Bank (Rive Droite) are visible from the boat. The cruise up one side and down the other.  I would advise to take the tour at night because everything is lit up just perfectly and you can get some great photos as well.

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Shot of the dinner cruise that was departing right before our boat…

Speaking of the monuments….we passed by the following

  • Maison de la Radio
  • Palais du Chaillot
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Grand Palais
  • Concorde
  • Louvre
  • St. Jacques Tower
  • Hotel de Ville
  • Hotel de Sens
  • Notre Dame
  • Palace of Justice
  • Institut de France
  • Musee d’Orsay
  • Museum of the Legion of Honor
  • Palais Bourbon
  • Invalides
  • Eiffel Tower

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So if you are planning a trip to Paris and you don’t think you will get to see everything, think again.  You can see all of these monuments in one fell swoop!

You can find out about this boat tour by visiting the Bateaux Mouches website.

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Holiday 2014: Urban Decay Naked Vault…

If you have ever wanted to try these you are in for a treat. Urban Decay Naked Vault [$280] is a super sized gift of not one….not two…but all three naked shadow palettes plus everything else you need to create some beautiful looks.

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Explore a range of neutral shades for eyes, cheeks, and lips with this fully-loaded set. Ultraluxe and limited-edition, it features a dozen of Urban Decay’s most-coveted Naked products. The bestselling Naked, Naked 2, and Naked 3 eye color palettes feature bronze, taupe, and rose shades in an wide range of textures—along with three coordinating 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencils. Every shade in the Naked palettes features Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, a proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its stay-put, velvety texture, rich color, and blendability. The creamy formulas of the award-winning 24/7 Glide-On eye pencils allows you to draw color on smoothly, and it dries down to leave a long-lasting finish. Naked Flushed features Urban Decay’s micronized, jet-milled formula with a luxe, ultralight texture. Naked lip gloss is laced with ingredients that are good for your skin, including Hyaluronic Filling Spheres™, vitamin E, avocado oil, and shea butter which hydrate and condition lips—and the infusion of rosehip seed oil provides an extra dose of vitamins, including vitamins A and C.

The Rundown:

  • Naked 1 Palette
  • Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette
  • Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette
  • Darkside/Blackheart 24/7 Glide-on Double-Ended Eye Pencil
  • Zero/Whiskey 24/7 Glide-on Double-Ended Eye Pencil
  • Perversion/Pistol 24/7 Glide-on Double-Ended Eye Pencil
  • Rule34 Naked Lipgloss
  • Nooner Naked Lipgloss
  • Streak Naked Lipgloss
  • Naked Naked Flushed Palette
  • Native Naked Flushed Palette
  • Streak Naked Flushed Palette

This bountiful bonanza contains $162 of eyeshadow palettes, $48 worth of eyeliners, $60 worth of lipglosses, and $90 worth of cheek palettes, which adds to a total retail value of $360. Not bad right?  The only thing you have to worry about is getting one.  Sephora is already sold out online so your best bet is to call around and see who has it left in stock.

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Availability: Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com

TMG Faves: Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Blush Palette…

Hourglass has done it again with the Ambient Lighting Blush Palette [$58] – a holiday offering that will no doubt sell out. If you are a fan of the Ambient Lighting Blush and you are on the fence thinking this will come back as part of the permanent line like the Ambient Lighting Palette did last year…..you will be disappointed.  Yes, its true I have confirmed that this is NEVER coming back.  So if you want it, you have to get it now.

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A limited edition palette featuring three shades of Ambient Lighting Blush, the groundbreaking blush that creates seamless, soft-focus and multidimensional color. Features two of our best-selling shades, Luminous Flush and Mood Exposure, as well as a new shade, Incandescent Electra, which is exclusive to the Ambient Lighting Blush Palette.

The Rundown:

  • Luminous Flush champagne rose blush fused with Luminous Light to evoke a candlelit glimmer.
  • Incandescent Electra (exclusive to the palette): A cool peach blush blended with Incandescent Light for a celestial glow.
  • Mood Exposure soft plum blush fused with Mood Light to brighten the complexion.

Hourglass has fused Ambient Lighting Powder, the cutting-edge collection of finishing powders, with an array of vivid cheek colors, creating a hybrid product that is unique, contemporary and revolutionary.  Unlike traditional blush, which tends to be flat, Ambient Lighting Blush uses Photoluminescent Technology to exhibit depth and dimension. Also the formula contains no talc which means there is more room for pigment AND it won’t settle into fine lines.  The hand-made powders are formulated using an advanced miscelare technique—which means “to mix” in Italian—creating the perfect balance of pigment and powder, and no two look alike….kind of like getting a custom made blush.

If you want to grab this palette – I suggest you do so sooner than later! Sephora has a private VIB Rouge event next week (the one last year had Rouges grabbing 2-3 ambient palettes at a time).  So try to grab one before then – OR if you are a Rouge, use your discount.

Availability:  Sephora stores, Sephora.com and HourglassCosmetics.com

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

Miley Cyrus - Viva Glam

MAC  Cosmetics just announced yesterday that Miley Cyrus is the latest to join the ranks as the next Viva Glam spokesperson.  For all of her "twerking" last year her publicity stunt worked.  She definitely came out looking better than Ronin Thicke in … [Continue reading]

TMG Travel: See France With Rail Europe…

French Countryside - 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 … [Continue reading]

Smell This: Olfactive Studio Fragrances…

Olfactive Studio Perfumes

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 … [Continue reading]

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!! Wow...wow...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]

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