smitten with caviar & oyster — new makeup palette by bobbi brown

I’ll confess: Makeup is my weakness. Well, makeup and diamonds fair just about equally, but makeup gets me in far less trouble with my husband! You can have your $3,000 handbags. I’d take that money and get a facial and indulge on high-end skincare product and a makeup shopping spree.

There’s something about a killer cream and super luxe makeup that make me feel pampered and put-together.

When I was pregnant and felt like a not-so-glowing giant beach ball with legs, a little bronzer and some gorgeous eye make up would make me feel like the prettiest gal on the planet (cankles and all).

That being said, I’ve found a new fall obsession:  Caviar & Oyster Palette by Bobbi Brown ($75).

Whether you’re going strong and smokey for a holiday party look or soft and pretty for daytime, you’ve got so many options with this palette. It features eight shadows, including rich caviar and pearlescent shades that range from plum to opal, pink, grey and white… plus Ballet Sparkle— a gorgeous sheer shimmer that you can wear on your eyes and sweep across your cheeks.

My favorite part is that you can mix & mach so many looks with this palette & tale your face from bold and sultry to shimmery soft all in one simple compact holder. Perfect for busy moms like me that have to apply their makeup in the car (I know, I know), or on the fly! TIP: It’s Limited Edition, so snatch it up while you can!


review: the eyes have it! YSL Touche Éclat highlighter rocks

This concealer & highlighter                                                                        by Yves Saint Laurent is worth every penny!


Between having dark circles from allergies & two kids under three years old (beauty sleep is underrated, right?), I’m always searching for beauty products that will mask my sleepy eyes.

Enter YSL’s Touche Éclat. This magic little wand is a highlighter, concealer and camouflages fine lines.

YSL says you can “capture 8 hours of sleep with the click of a pen” (I would click just about anything to actually capture 8 hours of sleep!). After trying it, I’d say they’re on to something.

While it’s not always easy to plunk down $40 on a single beauty product, I’d say this one’s worth the investment.  I’ve tried so many under-eye concealers that actually end up settling chalky, look completely unnatural or actually end up making fine lines more obvious.

With a few clicks and the right application (in a V under my eye, from the inside corner to the outside of my lower eyelid and under my brow), I look bright-eyed without looking overly made up.

Now maybe people will stop telling me that I look tired. Seriously. Who can have a baby kicking them in the face all night, a toddler up at 6 a.m. like an alarm clock, run a business and not look tired?

Dear YSL– have I told you lately that I love you?



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