TMG Faves: 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 the carry on from hell.  This time, I am DETERMINED to travel lighter.  That includes my makeup routine.  Did you know that French women don’t wear a lot of makeup?  It’s true.  I took a whole bunch of eye shadows that I never wore last time…so buh—BYE to that.  In France, it’s all about SKIN.  To that end, my new favorite is from Hourglass (who have been KILLING IT lately – wait til you see what they have up their sleeve for HOLIDAY!) Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint is a super light, blendable luminous foundation that feels like you are putting on your favorite moisturizer….only you get coverage.  Best of both worlds, right?  The formula contains advanced Hyaluronic acid in the form of filling spheres and peptides for lifting, firming and smoothing.  This will plump fine lines and wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, and delivers an unbelievably luminous glow. UVA/UVB SPF 15 helps protect skin from the sun.

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It has been repackaged and renamed (it used to be called a tinted moisturizer but it is SO much more than that).  The 1 oz tube is PERFECT for travel AND the formula is oil free so if you are oily and you aren’t concerned with being matte, then you can wear this too! They have also EXTENDED the shade range!  Yesss!  I am BETWEEN shades (story of my LIFE) so the shade I am wearing (Sable) is slightly too dark, but I buffed it out so I don’t care!!

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Giveaway: Ulta Too Faced Modern Matte Kit…

How would you like an exclusive Ulta 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…

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9/23: CK One Color Pure Color Lipstick $9
9/24: Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gels $11
9/25: Stila One Step Skin Tone Correcting and Brightening Serum $20
9/26: IT Cosmetics No Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner $10
9/27: Tarte Maracuja Oil $25, Philosophy Shampoo Shower Gel and Bubble Bath BOGO 50% off

In case you can’t make it to Ulta, I’ll bring Ulta to you! I’m giving away 5 Too Faced Modern Mattes kits valued at $80 each.

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TMG Faves: Caudalie Premiere Cru La Creme

Caudalie Premiere Cru La Creme is perfect for cooler weather! Hello darlings!!! I’m sorry I have been MIA – but I have been burning the candle at both ends. I am traveling back to Paris next month for another Paris Beauty Tour with the fabulous Julia Coney and I have been celebrating by slathering myself in French beauty products. One of my loves is Caudalie Premiere Cru La Creme. There is a richer version but THIS lighter version is my favorite as it absorbs faster on my skin.  If you haven’t tried Caudalie, you are missing out.  The line uses natural and environmentally friendly ingredients and they hold several patents harnessing the power of grapes.

Premier Cru contains several of those patented ingredients like Resveratrol to lift and firm, Viniferine to correct dark spots and brighten, and anti-oxidant rich grape-seed Polyphenols. This one is known as the “Creme de la Creme” and I AGREE!  When the seasons start to change I want something a little heavier but not TOO heavy.  This will help with several issues mainly, dark spots/acne marks, lifting, firming.  That’s my kinda cream!!

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Luxurious and effective, 
this exceptional cream delivers ultimate anti-aging action for visibly younger skin. Perfectly hydrated,
 skin is deeply regenerated and its density restored. Wrinkles are smoothed, facial contours are firmer 
and more defined, and the complexion is radiant
 and even.


Also includes a casting of the 10 best anti-aging molecules at their highest concentration: Hyaluronic acid, Cassia Angustifolia, Tetrapeptides, Ceramides 2 and peptides duo, Adenospheres…

Seven years of research and 300 trials were necessary to create this advanced solution that will take your complexion back in time.

According to their website – the research speaks for itself…

The Rundown:
In a subjective test conducted on 42 women following 56 days of twice daily application:
– 97% reported filled wrinkles
– 98% reported a more even complexion

In ex-vivo tests following 6 days of twice daily application:
– Skin thickness was shown to double

In a test conducted on 19 women following 56 days of twice daily application:
– Volunteers saw a 2.2.mm lifting effect to facial contours, as tracked through digital photos taken on day 1 and day 56 of the test

If you are on the fence, visit your local Sephora and ask for a sample…your face will thank me.

Caudalie Premier Cru retails for $158 and is available at Sephora and Caudalie.

Stay Pretty!

Steal This: ULTA 21 Days of Beauty Fall 2014…

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty 2014

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Fall 2014 beauty event is already in full swing! There are some unbelievable deals in this bi-annual SALE-a bration (like Clarisonic brush heads are BOGO on 9/17 - HELLLOOOOO!)  You may remember the event from this past spring … [Continue reading]

Fashion Week: Get The Look – Oscar de la Renta S/S 15…

Gucci Westman Backstage at Oscar de la Renta S/S 15

Get The Look - Oscar de la Renta S/S 15!  The beauty look for Oscar de la Renta at NYFW was a soft, pretty and wearable creation from makeup artist Gucci Westman for Hourglass.  It was classic and polished with a dash of modern edge. Backstage at … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Space NK Apothecary Autumn Beauty Edit…

SpaceNK Autumn Beauty Edit 2014

It's that time again! The Space NK Apothecary Autumn Beauty edit is here!  Tomorrow...September 10, Space NK will host the “Autumn Beauty Edit” event across all of their 23 U.S. locations. Even if you usually skip most beauty GWP events (how much … [Continue reading]

Fashion Week: Creatures of the Wind S/S 15 with NARS…

NARS Creatures of the Wind S/S 15

Creatures of the Wind S/S 15 with NARS.  Fashion Week is here again!!  Even though I am not attending NYFW this season, I can still show you some looks that I feel like you can take from runway to realway!  NARS Director of Global Artistry James … [Continue reading]

TMG Project: Johnson’s Baby Rock Star Glam Suite…

Reserved TMG - Sheraton Tysons

My Johnson's Baby Rockstar Glam Suite was a total hit!!  So, a few weeks back, I teamed up with Johnson's Baby, The Sheraton Tyson's Corner and celebrity makeup artist Ketta Vaughn to create a "Rockstar Glam Suite" called Sipping Social.   This was … [Continue reading]

CoverGirl Looks That Rock Viewing Party + Giveaway!

CVS LooksThatRock

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 … [Continue reading]

Red Carpet Beauty: Beyoncé’s Nails at the VMAs…

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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 … [Continue reading]

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

Robin Wright Emmys 2014

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 … [Continue reading]

Secret Ingredient: Kale Beauty Products!

Kale in Beauty Products

Kale Beauty Products!! KALE, the all around trendy superfood (which I love, by the way) has moved from the salad bowl and into your beauty cabinets. A growing number of heavy-hitting brands are capitalizing on the phytonutrient, antioxidant, vitamin, … [Continue reading]

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]

Beauty News: Allure Magazine Partners with Beauty Booked….

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]

TMG Faves: Smashbox Full Exposure Palette…

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

I don't usually get excited about eyeshadow palettes but this Smashbox Full Exposure Palette [$49] has changed my mind! These are 14 shadows that you will DEFINITELY reach for over and over for hundreds of combinations.  I usually find that I only … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Blo Blow Dry Bar…

Blo Gaithersburg

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….

VIVA GLAM RIHANNA II

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]

5 Summer Beauty Problems SOLVED…

Summer Beauty Problems

Yep, I have the solution to 5 summer beauty problems!  Even the most careful person can end up with some collateral damage during the summer months.  Days of fun in the sun, heat, humidity and chlorine can do a number on our skin and hair, leaving us … [Continue reading]

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