Winter 2014: MAC + Nasty Gal Collaboration…

The new MAC + Nasty Gal collaboration is a highly anticipated one.  Sophia Amoruso the creator of the online store Nasty Gal that sells new and vintage clothing and author of the FABULOUS book #GirlBoss started out as an eBay retailer.  The store was named Nasty Gal Vintage, with the name being inspired by Betty Davis, ex-wife of Miles Davis. On its website, the company calls Davis “The patron saint of badass women … complete with lamé platform thigh-high boots.” Awesome….

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M∙A∙C partners with Nasty Gal, the style destination for risk-takers and tastemakers, in a high-intensity collection of shades as daring and dramatic as the #GIRLBOSS herself, Sophia Amoruso. Deep purple, bombshell red and rich burgundy lipsticks pair perfectly with a fiery nail lacquer. This season, style has attitude, and so do you.

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TMG Faves: REN Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser…

As I get older, I am becoming more and more obsessed with creamy cleansers. REN Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser [$28] is my new favorite.  I used to REALLY want that clean feeling a sudsy one gives you…but I have discovered you can have both without stripping your skin. This is A rich, two-phase cleanser that purifies, decongests, gently exfoliates, and removes all makeup at once.

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Your skin is refreshed, radiant, and replenished complexion – it also comes with it’s own little stay warm washcloth (I need some more of these and I haven’t figured out if I can order more online yet).  The consistency is rich and creamy and not thick, heavy or greasy.  You can also double cleanse with this without fear of your skin feeling stripped, dry or tight.

The Rundown:

  • Vitamin P from Rosa Centifolia protects the capillary venous system to decongest and soothe
  • Triglycerides from Cocoa Seed Butter improve the skin barrier functions against moisture loss
  • Rosa Damascena from Damask Rose Petals relieves and soothes skin

I love this SO MUCH because it cleanses, purifies, smoothes, decongests and removes makeup and leaves skin refreshed, soft and radiant.  Your skin will feel softer, firmer, smoother and is never dry or tight.

To use, apply to dry skin and gently massage over the face, neck and closed eyes to remove dirt, make up and loosen dead skin cells. I concentrated on my eyes when I was wearing a serious smokey and it got EVERYTHING including mascara OFF.  Rinse hot cloth in hot water (the hotter the better so use as hot as you can stand) and place over face to open pores, then, lightly polish off the cleanser.  The cloth has a little texture to it so you can get a good exfoliation using it. Rinse face with cool water to close pores.  Last night, I used it with my new Foreo Luna (review on that soon!) and I LOVED it!  I followed with the hot cloth for a spa like experience.  This cleanser is also paraben, sulfate and phthalate free.

Cleanse Pretty!!

Red Carpet Beauty: Tilda Swinton in NARS at the Radius Holiday Party…

Tilda Swinton in NARS at the Radius Holiday Party.  NARS Spring 2015 campaign model Tilda Swinton attended the 2014 RADiUS Holiday Party hosted by NARS last week. The event celebrated Tilda for her recent film, “Snowpiercer”. Tilda’s beauty look was created by makeup artist James Kaliardos using NARS.  The look is timeless, and I love how they are incorporating her own personal style into the way they are doing her makeup for the events she is attending as the new face of the brand.

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NARS annouced ealier this winter that Tilda would be the new face of the brand for their spring campaign 2015.  Francois Nars told WWD…. [Continue reading]

Spa Love: Ritz Carlton Spa Tyson’s Corner…

Ritz Carlton Spa - Tyson's Corner

Nestled in the heart of the now bustling Tyson's Corner located in a DC suburb of Northern Virginia is the JEWEL that is the Ritz Carlton Spa.  I was there recently on October 31st for a Halloween treat - a pumpkin facial (this was my idea of trick … [Continue reading]

Must Have: 8 Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Picks…

Pantone Color of the Year 2015

8 Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Picks!!  Pantone has named Marsala the color of the year for 2015 and all I can say is FINALLY!!  After two years with brights - it's nice to finally see a neutral, wearable shade. I put together 8 ways for you to … [Continue reading]

Holiday 2014: Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette…

Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette

I know you are going to be busy over the holidays, right??  You may have two events in one day, right?  Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette [$54] will have you covered from day to night. Packed with six all new shadow shades, and all the must haves … [Continue reading]

Steal This: Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals 2014…

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Hello beauties!!  Happy Black Friday! Did you have a good Thanksgiving?  I did...and now I am ready to shop!  Here are some of the BEST beauty deals for saving today through Monday. Anthony Black Friday (11/28) – Cyber Monday (12/1) 30% off … [Continue reading]

Steal This: Black Friday + Foreo Luna…


UPDATE: The website is FIXED. Use code OOOOPS and you can get a Luna Mini for $97 with free shipping! Code is good ALL WEEKEND. This is one of the BEST Black Friday Deals I can think of. Black Friday + Foreo Luna is absolutely can … [Continue reading]

Happy Thanksgiving from TMG!!!

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!!  No fried turkey this year - only four of us for dinner so I have something smaller in mind.  Thanksgiving is all about family and I wanted to wish my TMG family the most special of holidays. So just a quick note to say Happy … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Kimberly Parry Organics Cleansing Oil…

Kimberly Parry Organics Cleansing Oil

Now that the temps have dropped below's time to switch up your skincare routine. I always add some extra moisture to my routine when it gets cold, a great way to do that is by using an oil based cleanser.  I just tried Kimberly Parry … [Continue reading]

Review: Sofitel Biarritz le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa…

Sofitel Biarritz le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa

When I was in Biarritz at the Sofitel Biarritz le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa I was FLOORED at how fantastic the treatments were.  When we arrived, we had about 10 minutes to change into our robes and meet downstairs for tea and our treatments … [Continue reading]

Giveaway: Crest Sensi-Stop Strips Prize Pack…

Crest Sensi-Stop

Guess what?  It's holiday time - and time for sensitive teeth to act up!  Crest Sensi-Stop Strips [$29] is here to rescue you.  Imagine the scene: You’re sitting at a table covered with the best holiday treats - from warm pumpkin pie with ice cream … [Continue reading]

Holiday 2014: MAC Technakohl Liner (New Shades)

MAC Technakohl Liner

I love a good liner and the MAC Technakohl Liner [$16] is one of the best.  Long lasting and brilliantly colored these audacious new shades of Technakohl Liner are the jewels of the season.  They are delivering vivid colour in a collection of modern … [Continue reading]

Holiday 2014: MAC Smoky Black Friday…


This Black Friday, M∙A∙C offers an exclusive online-only edition of Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow.  The Smoky Black Friday ($25) palette features a new trio of complementary noir shades that blend beautifully for infinite nighttime looks.  MAC has been … [Continue reading]

15 Adult Uses for Johnson’s Baby Powder….

Johnson's Baby Powder for Grownups

I have found 15 Adult Uses for Johnson's Baby Powder - and if you really tried...I bet you could come up with more.  Have you ever thought about using Johnson's Baby Products for YOURSELF? It's an inexpensive way to do a myriad of things. Recently, I … [Continue reading]

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit [RESULTS]…

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit

Remember when I told you I was taking the new Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit strips [$64.99] challenge?  I had been in France for nearly two weeks and red wine/coffee were daily staples. I have been using them well past the two week … [Continue reading]

Spa Love: Sofitel Biarritz le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa

Sofitel Biarritz le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa

Tucked in the South of France is a jewel of a place called Sofitel Biarritz le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa.  From Paris, we took the train down to Biarritz to visit this incredible spa destination.  As soon as I arrived, I was whisked to my room … [Continue reading]

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

Bateaux Mouches - 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 … [Continue reading]