Perfect Blush, Bold outfits, Travel Beauty & Jewels ♥

the perfect blush: Josie Maran 'Passion', MAKEUP FOR EVER 'HD #118' foundation for flawless coverage, #45 Sephora brush for foundation application, samples galore

Forever 21 has delicate glamorous jewels on the shelves right now, the rhinestone feathers are my favorite

perfect little green pocket mini
the best in beauty travel

Miami - beauty on vacation ♥


Well, I'm one week away from my birthday in Miami! These pictures are from 4th of July 2011 at 'The Standard' - and though I'll post the newer ones soon, these memories make me VERY excited (...and will help me to pack. Baaaad at packing.)

So yes! You're going on a beach vacation, make sure you've packed the best for beach beauty! Here are a few of my must-have's:
Happy vacationing!

Food is Beautiful

Peach Whiskey BBQ Chicken Heaven
insanely good smells coming from the oven
Trader Joes frozen "Langoustine" tails, a.k.a "tastes exactly like lobster"
First, thaw them in the bag. Once thawed, dry them completely with paper towels while your pan is getting hot. I then pan-seared them on high in butter/olive oil for 3 minutes (they are pre-cooked). Voila! There will be a little yummy sauce left in the bottom of the pan,  I pour that over top of them and serve with a side of lemon and melted butter. <3

N & J's "Manly Man Beauty" - Products He Should Never Be Without

Well you're looking gorgeous! Now it's time to spoil your hunni with these "manly" MUST-HAVE beauty products, trust me he'll love it!

1. Peter Thomas Roth MAXCOMPLEXION Correction Pads - All it takes is one of these a day wiped over his face and neck to remove dead skin cells, refine his pores, reduce the appearance of fine lines & clear up acne & blackheads! 

2. Tend Skin Refillable Roll On - My boyfriend said this product "changed his life." He'll simply roll this over any areas he shaves (once a day) and razor bumps & ingrown hairs are history!

Tend Skin Refillable Roll On, $17.00
3. yes to cucumbers 'Soothing Facial Towelettes' - Throw a package of these in his bag. Great for after the gym, just before a meeting - anytime he wants to feel and look refreshed!
Yes To Cucumbers 'Facial Towelettes', $2.99-$5.99
4. John Varvatos "Vintage" - YUM. That's all.
John Varvatos "Vintage", $60.00-80.00

Next to every N&J girl is a well groomed man!

N&J's 2 Min 'Out The Door' Beauty!

Apply Sephora's "Lush Flush" to your lips & cheeks and 2 coats of Fresh "Supernova" mascara. You'll look awake, perfectly flushed & gorgeous!

N & J's "Mani / Pedi's"

It's Monday (but really Tuesday which means a short week!:), & I've decided to rock "Road House Blues" by O.P.I -- it's the perfect grape-ish blue color, and goes with everything!

N & J "Jewelry": Forever 21's IRRESISTIBLE new pieces!

I visited the 14th Street 'Union Square', NYC Forever 21 yesterday & found some of the most beautiful rare treasures!.....and none of them were more than $7.80 each! The key is to look for the "timeless" pieces that show quality ("heavy", designed & made well). Also, look for jewelry that adds to your own natural beauty! Never let the jewelry wear you. Most importantly, fall in love with it! ♥
Forever 21 treasures ♥

Forever 21 'Antic Gold' Necklace, $7.80 - this necklace is so timeless & stunning! 

Forever 21 Earrings, $6.80 -the ultimate glam party earrings!

Forever 21 Earrings, $4.80 - hello gorgeous green!

Forever 21 "BEAUTY" makeup bag, $4.80

N & J's 'Mani / Pedi's': Nicki Minaj for O.P.I

The new Nicki Minaj O.P.I. "Mini's" are here! My next mani / pedi will be with "Fly", but I ♥ them all!
Nicki Minaj for O.P.I, $9.99 each in "Did It On Em", "Fly", "Metallic For Life" & "Pink Friday"

Nicki Minaj for O.P.I in "Fly"

Which new Nicki color is your favorite? 

N & J's "Anti-Aging": MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Get ready! I found the fountain of youth!! O.k.... maybe not the real fountain, but the closest thing to it! Introducing MyChelle Dermaceuticals 'NOTOX Anti-Wrinkle Serum with Matrixyl Synthe'6' - my new obsession in anti-aging beauty products!

I imagine it's made in a far off place named Peptide-ville, where antioxidants & magic skin fairies are running around everywhere. The exclusive formula contains "Syn-Tacks peptide", which goes to work immediately on your skin to stimulate collagen formation and minimize wrinkle depth. What happens? You look younger, more radiant and glowing! Yes, yes, yes!

NOTOX Anti-Wrinkle Serum w/ Matrixyl Synthe'6, $54.99

The magic doesn't stop there. Combine the 'NOTOX Serum' with their 'Supreme PolyPeptide Cream' for the ultimate in anti-aging & moisturizing bliss!I wear it as a night treatment.
Supreme Polypeptide Cream w/ Matrixyl Synthe'6, $53.39

Supreme Polypeptide Cream Unscented w/ Matrixyl Synthe'6, $53.39

Find MyChelle's products in the beauty/health sections of Whole Foods, Wegmans, or on their website at

Stay young, beauties!

N & J's "Favorites of All Time": BECCA Beach Tint

Water-proof. Kiss-proof. This oil-free combo lip/cheek stain isn't going anywhere, and that's why it's one of my favorite blushes of ALL TIME. Perfect for everyday, beach vacations, your morning coffee run & quick touch-ups, N&J beauties should have this award-winner in their purse at all times!

BECCA Beach Tint in 'Guava', $25.00

N & J ♥'s Ray-Ban!

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, $129.00-229.00

N & J's "Product of the Day: NEW Smashbox !"

From the Smashbox brilliance that gave us 'Photofinish' (the best / top selling makeup primer there is), now comes 'Camera Ready BB Cream' & 'Be Legendary' lipstick - two new products that raise the bar in beauty.

BB cream (also known as "blemish balm"- and one of the hottest beauty secrets in Asia) boasts a 5-in-1 face perfecting formula--and Smashbox just brought us a 'best in beauty'! This one product will prime, perfect, control oil, conceal & protect. Use it as a tinted moisturizer (the coverage is medium and completely buildable) or as a base under your foundation for glowing, flawless, camera-ready skin!

Smashbox 'Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35', $39.00

Lipstick this glamorous doesn't have to be "healthy", but these are! 20 vivid shades packed with vitamin C & E to make your lips beautiful & moisturized! My favorite picks were: 'Vivid Violet', 'Pout', & 'Fig' ♥
Smashbox 'Be Legendary' Lipstick, $19.00

N&J Celebrity Beauty Inspirations:

Love, Rebecca