CoverGirl Looks That Rock Viewing Party + Giveaway!

CoverGirl Looks That Rock Viewing Party + Giveaway! Hey hey!! Okay so we had the BEST time the other night when we literally shut down Brix and Ale at the Sheraton in Tyson’s Corner for our MTV VMA Viewing party. We had goody bags packed with the latest CoverGirl makeup and we all put on a signature lip and eye look for the night. I arrived early at the hotel and got all the products into the gift bags and then headed downstairs to the venue. We ate, drank and had a blast! Of course the Beyoncé performance at the end of the night was MINDBLOWINGLY amazing.

Gift bags ready to go!

Brix and Ale is a restaurant located in the bottom of the Sheraton Tyson’s Corner and we had yummy food, drinks (featuring a state of the art wine vacuum system) and a HUGE TV on the wall with the awards front and center (which made for great awards viewing, I highly recommend it!). We laughed and played with makeup but mostly posed for snaps after we had everything on.

We were wearing…

  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Shineshadow
  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Curvaceous Mascara
  • COVERGIRL Outlast Illumina Lip Color

If you don’t know about CoverGirl Bombshell Mascara – GET INTO IT. It’s one of the best drugstore mascaras (or mascaras period) that you can get for the money. All the girls loved that one for sure..

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Some quotes from the guests…

Yvonne: “Whoah look how big my lashes are!!??!”

Ashley: “These shadows are amazing!” and “I will be brightening my teeth tonight!”

Lauren: “Ma’am (she says Ma’am when she wants to place emphasis), my lashes look huge!”

Kaleigh: “I am in LOVE with this Olay swirl eye cream…..I need this in my life!” and “This lip color stayed on through two drinks, I’m SOLD!”
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Red Carpet Beauty: Beyoncé’s Nails at the VMAs…

Beyoncé’s nails at the VMAs were just as showstopping as her 15 minute medley performance at the end of the show!  She looked AMAZING from her red carpet walk to her flawlessly executed performance and finally her press room celebration for her 4 awards including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.  She kicked off the evening on the red carpet by wearing a black dress from Lebanese designer Nicolas Jebran from his FW 14/15 collection, she performed in a dazzling Tom Ford bodysuit with black fishnets and then changed into a burgundy Zuhair Murad dress for the press room. WHEW!!  All the while with minimal makeup but sparkling sliver nails…

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The Rundown:

Beyoncé chose a silver liquid metal shimmer shade from Nails inc for her VMA performance. Here’s how to get the look:

  • BASECOAT: Nails inc NailKale Superfood Base Coat, $15,
  • COLOR: Nails inc Cambridge Terrace Polish, $9.50,
  • TOPCOAT: Nails inc Gel Effect Top Coat with Kensington Caviar, $15,

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In case you missed her performance, here it is again below…


What did you think of Queen Bey’s performance and her red carpet looks?

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Red Carpet Beauty: Robin Wright at the 2014 Emmy Awards…

Robin Wright at the 2014 Emmy Awards.  Robin Wright gets better and better with age.  I love her pixie cut, the fact that she can and she is a damn good actress.  Celebrity makeup artist Tricia Sawyer created the look for Robin Wright for tonight’s Emmys Awards using Orlane products.

“Robin is wearing a custom-made Ralph Lauren gown tonight that has a 40s feel with a 70s flair, so we kept her look along that vein.  She doesn’t like to wear a lot of makeup, so the focus was really on the skin.  Prepping her skin and giving it a healthy glow was hugely important..” said Sawyer

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The Rundown:

  • I began by applying Orlane Super-Moisturizing Light Cream to her skin with a sponge and pressing it into her skin, concentrating a lot under the eyes.  Then I went back with the Absolute Skin Recovery Care Eye Contour and applied that under her eyes as well.  Your skin gets so stressed out going through these events that keeping it really moisturized is key to having the makeup last all night.  With that said, it can’t be too oily or greasy; these two products have a very wearable, lovely consistency that work well with having makeup applied over them.
  • For her foundation, we went very light with Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and concealer.  Then I powdered her face with Orlane Transparent Loose Powder using a brush and concentrating on the T-Zone.  I really like this powder in particular because it’s so finely milled so it doesn’t give a powdery effect, it just takes the shine away which is perfect for the red carpet.
  • I used Orlane Bronzer to contour her face with a small angled blush brush, running it along her jawline and the hollows of her cheeks.  Then I dusted Chanel blush in Rose Bronze and In Love on her cheekbones.
  • To really make her eyes pop, I used Mac eyeliner in Power Surge and then Orlane Volume Care Mascara.  I applied one coat of mascara, and then individual lashes, and then went back with another coat of mascara.  This mascara is great because it doesn’t flake at all which is super important.”

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Secret Ingredient: Kale Beauty Products!

Kale in Beauty Products

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TMG Project: MTV VMA’s Twitter Party This Sunday!!

MTV VMA's = Looks that rock

Hey hey babies!  Who doesn't love a party??  A twitter party that is! After last year's event with the Robin Thicke/Miley Cyrus twerking disaster (that really was the beginning of the end for him wasn't it?), I'm quite certain that SOMETHING … [Continue reading]

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Beauty Booked App

Allure magazine partners with Beauty Booked to create an online/mobile booking solution for salons/spas.  Allure is already the authority in this area (I LOVE the Salon/Spa directory in there, I have found many a new spot that way) so the app part is … [Continue reading]

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Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

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Blo Blow Dry Bar has opened a new location!  Few things make me happier in life - one of them is getting my hair blown dry by someone else!  It's always straighter, smoother and lasts longer than any at home blow dry I give myself (I'm good...but I'm … [Continue reading]

Fall 2014: MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2….


Round 2 for MAC + Rihanna with MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 hitting stores and online this coming September. The shade is a departure for the franchise which has favored reds and pinks in the past!  This shade, a silvery mauve is sure to turn heads trend … [Continue reading]

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Summer Beauty Problems

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5 Favorite Lipsticks

Now that summer is in full swing, time to grab a new shade to pop your look!!  So I put together a list of my 5 favorite lipsticks for you.  By the way, did you know that today is National Lipstick Day? Well, it is and what better way to celebrate … [Continue reading]

GLAM Beauty Board: Summer 2014 Reviews…

Glam Beauty Board

Hey hey!!  As a member of the Glam Beauty Board, I periodically receive a selection of products to review.  Lucky for me - most of them I have never tried and in most cases have been DYING to (It's the beauty junkie in me...LOL) Last week, I got the … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Eve Lom Cleanser…

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I can't believe I've never tried this - and once you won't either.  Eve Lom Cleanser isn't called, "Probably the best cleanser in the world..."  by Vogue for no reason.  It probably is.  In case you are not aware, Eve Lom was Born in … [Continue reading]

New for Fall: Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner…

Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner

Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner is my new favorite thing. I love new innovations, and this one is at the top of my list.  A good cat eye was SUPER hard for me to do until gel liner came along - it always looked wobbly.  When you have the gel … [Continue reading]

10 Must Have Travel Beauty Essentials…

Travel Beauty Essentials

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Refresh Your Makeup Storage this Summer…

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We already talked about cleaning out your makeup bag - this time we need to clean out your makeup storage! If you are a beauty junkie, it's hard to keep things in check. Like anything, there is a fine line between collecting and hoarding.  With … [Continue reading]

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Gets an Update…

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye

When a product reaches cult status, you just know it.  Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye is one of those products.  The thing I love about Estee Lauder is that when they realize that a product has reached that status, not only do they maintain … [Continue reading]

NEW C.O. Bigelow Candle Collection…

C.O. Bigelow Candle Collection

I love to burn candles, so the new C.O. Bigelow Candle Collection $42 are high on my list of things to check out.  I remember wandering into what is now the legendary NYC store back when I first moved to the city back in 1985.  I had never seen … [Continue reading]