Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Because we Could All Use Some Help

Ladies: anyone who needs a little help with undereye circles or other imperfections that concealer just doesn't seem to cut it with - please try this product by Benefit.  As a cosmetics company overall, I don't think that one could use only Benefit products on a daily basis, but they do have these random superstar products that I've found over the years and can't live without.  Similar to how one couldn't shop at just Trader Joes only for their grocery needs- but they sure do have some products that I absolutely LOVE and can't go without!  An example of this is Benefit's "Hoola" bronzer I've been using since I was 15 years old.  Over 10 years - WOW.  No other bronzer has been able to duplicate the perfect shade of naturally tan as Hoola, and most of my girlfriends agree. I think I might have found an equally awesome superstar product in this Erase Paste.

Like a concealer, but not really...more creamy and velvety than a concentrated concealer, yet the coverage is more than you'd expect by looking at it.  It has a nice melon tinge to it which I thought might be too pink for me, but ends up cutting redness and darkness really well.  It comes in only three shades, yet they all seem to somehow work for many different skin types and shades since this product is so curiously versatile.  The trick is to dab a bit on the top part of your hand and work with it like a palette of paint to avoid putting it on too thick.  Play around - I'm confident you'll love it.  I use the lightest shade, and it blends really nicely with my other makeup.

Recommended!  Available at these direct links: Sephora.com and Benefitcosmetics.com

Modeling my Benefit Erase Paste (not that you can really see it but what the hey)  ; )
[Dress by Nightcap Clothing, Sunnies by Carrera]

Friday, June 10, 2011

How it's Done

[Kate Middelton in Jenny Packham]

This is how it's done.  Perfection head to toe.  They are a truly exemplary couple, aren't they? 

Kate's gown is a perfect blend of age appropriate, event appropriate and status appropriate without being too showy.  You can be a global role model involved in international politics and still dress in attire that isn't unimaginative, like Angelina Jolie often does.  I appreciate that her main focus is charity and awareness, but she often looks so generic, yet everyone gives nothing but praises across the board.  Pfffft.

I love that Kate glams it up a bit without overdoing it.  She's officially a fashion icon in my book.

Am I making you sick yet?  ;-)


Thursday, June 9, 2011

No Strollers at the Wynn Las Vegas

Did you know that the Wynn/Encore Resort in Las Vegas has a no strollers policy?   I've been wanting to post something about this for a long time but have resisted, knowing that I will probably get a ton of backlash for my views on this.

I PRAISE the no stroller policy.  The world is filled with all kinds of special policies, special reduced family pricing/rates, rules, allowances, line cutting privileges, childrens' sections/tables, ECT ECT ECT ECT.  I appreciate that this is the ONE place that I can go to indulge without being bothered by other people's children and all the obstructions that come with them - i.e. strollers.  Vegas is not a place for children and I think this rule makes that very clear.

I understand it would be frustrating for a mom, and it might seem unfair.  But, some places are just NOT for children - and nobody seems to respect that.  I don't want to hear a screaming kid at the table next to me when I'm paying $400 for a nice steak dinner at the Wynn.  I'm sorry, but I don't want to be burdened by your choice to breed when I'm at the Wynn.  At the grocery store - fine, it's different, we're in public...the grocery store is a place for everyone.  But this is the WYNN LAS VEGAS - the Disneyland for adults ~ take your kids to the real Disneyland - the place that's MADE especially just for them.

End rant.

Not surprisingly, I wrote a blog about it!  It's called Baby Bullies.  Enjoy.  http://vievesverdict.blogspot.com/2010/11/baby-bullies.html