Fashion Week: Rag & Bone A/W 15 NARS & Jin Soon….

NARS Rag & Bone A/W 15

Simple is often better and what could be more simple than a sleekly lined eye. For the Rag & Bone A/W 15 show, makeup artist Gucci Westman did just that with the help of NARS Cosmetics. I’m a huge fan of looks that can translate well from runway to real life and you always get […]

TMG Faves: Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polishq

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Sally Hansen® via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sally Hansen®. This past week – I had a little pamper party featuring Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™ nail polishes!  We had a blast. I served wine […]

Red Carpet Beauty: Shawna Thompson of Thompson Square at the ACM Awards…

Shawna Thompson Rodarte Inspired Manicure

My girl Tracylee created a VERY cool mani for the Rodarte show back in February for NYFW.  Shawna Thompson of Thompson Square wore the look which was an  ombre french mani that breathed life into the tireder than TIRED french mani at the Academy of Country Music awards and it looked AMAZING!  To be fair it […]

Fall 2013: FingerPaints “A Pair Affair” Collection by All Lacquered Up

All Lacquered Up A Pair Affair Nail Polish Collection

If you are a nail polish/nail art junkie nobody does it better than my friend Michelle Mismas of All Lacquered Up.  I love supporting my beauty blogging friends!! Her site has been around forever and she does INCREDIBLY detailed reviews of EVERYTHING nail related (right down to the way the brush covers the nail, the […]

Fall 2013: Must Have – Deborah Lippmann Jewel Heist Nail Collection…

Fall 2013 Deborah Lippmann Jewel Heist

This collection is an extravaganza of luxurious colors and high glam jewels.  The Deborah Lippmann Jewel Heist nail collection is versatile to say the least as can wear each of them alone or layer the glitter over the shimmer or creme.   I saw a few of these backstage last February, Deborah described these sparkling shades […]

Summer 2013: NARS Pierre Hardy Nail Collection…

NARS Pierre Hardy - Sharplines

I love great packaging and NARS has collaborated with show designer Pierre Hardy on a mini capsule collection that has their wares displayed in little shoe boxes with dust bags bags. Love it! Any of these would make fantastic options for your warm weather mani/pedi! In a bold new collection for NARS, designer Pierre Hardy […]

TMG Faves: Estée Lauder French Nudes Nail Lacquer…

Estée Lauder French Nudes Nail Lacquer

I am DYING over these new Estée Lauder French Nude [$20] nail lacquers!  I’ve been looking for a nude that closely resembles my skin tone for a while now and I think is it!  A collection of nude nail lacquers designed for the perfect monochromatic manicure…beautiful and elongating.  A nude manicure makes your fingers look […]

Beauty News: 7 Tips for Flip-Flop Ready Feet…


I have dealt with foot issues from crappy pedicures before, so a long time ago I became VERY picky about where I get mine done.  It’s very easy to catch fungus or any number of issues, ESPECIALLY when the weather gets warm. Shedding your shoes for the summer is so liberating! Yet, it comes with […]

Read This: VOTE for The Makeup Girl in the Zoya + Birchbox Custom Nail Polish Contest!!


Hey faithful TMG readers!!  I need your help!!  Vote for me in the Birchbox + Zoya nail polish sweepstakes. I created a mood board with my color inspiration for spring and summer entitled A La Piscine which happens to mean “going to the pool” en francais!  I wanted something cool and pretty to make me […]

Fall 2011: Zoya Smoke & Mirrors Nail Polish Collection…

Zoya Smoke & Mirrors Fall 2011

Zoya polishes are one of my favorites because of the formulations, they go on SUPER smoothly. They don’t always last as long as most polishes but if a more natural polish that is devoid of harmful chemicals is what your are looking for then look no further! I also LOVE the colors!! Zoya always has […]

Mani Madness: Katy Perry’s OPI Teenage Dream w/Shatter…


I am late to the game on this but I am in LOVE with how it looks!! The Katy Perry shades are very sparkly which I love. And I am very into doing something different with my pinky nails at the moment so I did shatter. What do you think?

TMG Faves: TheMakeupGirl’s Best of 2010…

TMG Best of 2010

Happy New Year!!!!  Well here we are, another year has come and gone (almost!!) and although I have sifted through many, many, many, MANY products this year – there are a few that are my ULTIMATE faves for the year.  This list includes some new items and and old stand-bys. Makeup Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer […]

TMG Project: NEW! Soak Off Gelish UV Nail Polish with Celeb Manicurist Tracylee..


I am always up to try something new, so when my friend, celebrity manicurist Tracylee asked me if I wanted to try the latest trend in manicures I jumped at the chance.  Tracylee is using the new soak off UV Gel polishes and she likes a brand called Gelish.  The polish comes in an insane […]

Fashion Week: My New Manicure From Ginger + Liz…

Ginger + Liz Polishes

If you haven’t heard of Ginger + Liz yet, trust me you will!  Their long wearing polish is a buzzworthy brand of vegan friendly and toxin-free nail lacquer with a growing legion of fashionista and celebrity fans alike. Ginger + Liz was created by model/author S. Liz Pickett and entrepreneur H. Ginger Johnson. Ginger and […]

Fall 2010: Zoya Wicked & Wonderful Nail Polish…

Zoya Fall 2010 - Wicked

UPDATED:  Swatches of the ones I am trying…. Zoya has done it again with some super cool shades for fall! Six new metallics and cremes that will go beautifully with your fall wardrobe.  There are a few that I will be trying out over the next few weeks! Wicked Edyta – fern green sparkling metallic […]

Spa Love: Red Door Spa – San Fransisco…

Red Door Spa San Fransisco

A Mommy needs a little “me time” to keep one’s sanity afloat, and what better place to have said “me time” than the Red Door Spa! My saucy sister “The Makeup Girl” generously gave me a gift certificate for a fabulous “Champagne and Rose Manicure” that came in the cutest red box with a white […]

Drugstore Diva: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure…

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure

I was in NYC this last weekend for The Makeup Show and had ZERO time to get a manicure so I popped into the drugstore and as I was looking around at the polishes, I was happy to see some GREAT colors but also some really great formulas.  First off, you need to know this […]

Get This: Zoya Charla Polish…

Zoya Charla from Flash & Sparkle

I already told you these shades were gonna be HOT! I just got my Zoya Flash & Sparkle the other day and immediately fell in LOVE with all the shades from the “Sparkle” set. The shade I’m wearing here is called “Charla”. It reminds me of a mermaid’s tail….very watery and other-worldly. what do you […]