Memorial Day: Makeup Bag Must-Have's!

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow, $24.00: These eyeshadows are too easy and so beautiful on!  I love 'Ballet Pink' for day, then transform to night with 'Smokey Topaz'. Grab your favorite shade and a compact mirror from your bag & apply with your fingers in seconds! No creasing, no falling, no smearing.  
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder, $50.00: When a bronzer wins this many awards, there's no way I'm not trying it - and I'm confirming the hype! What makes it different is the texture- it leaves no streaks or marks, just a natural looking radiant tan. So save face (hello tanning mom!) by wearing SPF in the sun this weekend and throw this and a bronzing brush in your bag. No-one will be able to tell the difference! 
Gillette Venus & Olay Razor: Summer = shaving. There's no getting away with day old stubble in your new bikini. And yes I've always preached "mens razors are sooo much better than ours", it was true! But this one brought me back to girly-ville. It gives a super close, smooth shave with tons of added moisture (thank you Olay)!  
Supergoop! SPF 30 Sunscreen Swipes with Zinc for Sensitive Skin, $5.00: Wipes are just cooler! I dont know why. I love these because they're great for sensitive skin, non-irritating, and have vitamin E. Everyone always says "Oooo can I use one?"..wait that may be a bad thing. No they're really good. Still get them!
Fresh Sugar Lip Treamtment SPF 15 in 'Coral, $22.50: This is one of my favorite summer lip balms. It's the perfect coral shade that protects with SPF 15 and  gives major moisture.
Happy Memorial Day everyone!

N&J's 'Celebrity Beauty Breakdown': The J. Lo Glow!

It's called the "J.  Lo glow" - we want it!  See below all  the products you'll need to get beaming!
Glowing beauties: Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Rachel Bilson, Dianna Agron

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze: Let's put it this way, it won the 'Martha Stewart Big Day Beauty Awards 2012'..brides are fighting over the Sephora supply. Youngblood Creme Blush: This is it - the "J Lo Glow" blush. I'm obsessed with Rose Quartz, apply with your fingers to the cheekbones. Youngblood Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint: I watched ONE demo at The Makeup Show and ran to their counter.  Voila. 17 year old skin.Youngblood Eye-Illuminating Duo: Yes this is the 3rd product in a row by Youngblood. I WOULD NEVER LIE TO YOU ABOUT HOW GOOD THIS STUFF IS. The matte side of this pencil goes under the outer corner of bottom lashes, the shimmer side goes in the inner corner of eyes. Smashbox Artificial Light in Flash: An oil free goddess lotion - apply all over your face under foundation, LOVE! Too Faced Royal Oil: Oh dear, get this please. Seriously sexy glowing skin in a bottle, I use it on arms, legs & decolletage. Stila Silk Shimmer Gloss in Kitten: This gloss IS the word pretty. Lips are glossy, moisturized and have the perfect amount of sparkle in the lights!

N&J's 'Celebrity Beauty Breakdown' - Rihanna's Summer Glamour!

 Rihanna's golden hair & skin at the 2012 Grammy Awards was one of the most talked about in the beauty world! It reminds me of carefree summer glamour, and below I break down the products you can use to recreate it -just in time for Memorial Day!    
NARS 'PagoPago' Lipstick: the perfect "just like your lips but better" color!, Stila 'Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner: the most intense, long-wearing black eyeliner out there, Lorac 'TANtalizer' Body Bronzing Luminizer: rub this spicy & sweet smelling lotion on for instant bronzed, glowing skin!, Guerrlain 'Terracotta Bronzing Powder': this moisturizing bronzer gives the most natural luxurious tan, never orange!, Bumble & Bumble 'Surf Spray': glamorous beachy waves in a spray bottle!

N&J's 'Met Ball': Bordeaux Stained Lips Trend!

MAJOR glam was walking around at last night's Met Ball! And as a beauty expert, all I could do was study the dramatic perfection these makeup artists were giving us. The most stunning trend of the night (and my personal favorite to rock) was the wine-stained lipstick on celebrities like Camilla Belle & Kate Bosworth. Amazingness! This lip color looks best with a strong brow and a hint of a tan (Camilla's faux-tan was a bit too strong, but she was such perfection who even cares!) To duplicate this look, try two of my favorites: MAC 'Dark Side' lipstick & NARS 'Fast Ride' - both are rich in pigment and moisture! 

N&J Tip: Get Camilla's eyebrows with one tool! I tell you all about it here!

MAC 'Dark Side' & NARS 'Fast Ride'