Fridays with Felicia: Volume 9

Fridays with Felicia: An intimate look behind the curtain as I share my favorite style/ beauty discoveries and ThisThatBeauty shenanigans from previous week.


Lets kick off “Fridays with Felicia” with a good old fashioned giveaway. A few days ago I hopped up on my soap box and lectured on the goodness of sunscreen. So it is only fitting that I partner with Jane Iredale and offer you a chance to win Jane Iredale Lip Drink SPF 15.

With products like Lip Drink, Powder-Me SPF, Amazing Base, Dream Tint and PurePressed Powder, Jane Iredale makes sun protection simple and convenient. And kudos to the aforementioned products for earning the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Approval.

Winning Lip Drink is easy:

  • You must be a follower of @ThisThatBeauty on Twitter
  • You must be a US resident
  • One entry per household
  • Leave a comment that lists your twitter handle and let me know your favorite SPF product
  • You have until June 24 to enter contest. Winner will be announced June 25.

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Fashion on Fulton Gala and Charity Event benefiting Brooklyn Community Housing and Services. The event was produced by the homey The Makeup Girl/ Lianne Farbes. Brooklyn Community Housing and Services is a 31-year old non-profit agency. Each year the organization provides housing for 700 formerly homeless men, women, and children. The event was held at Skylight One Hanson, a stunning architectural venue with 63-foot ceilings, 40-foot windows, and  marble decor….the perfect back drop for the evening!

I love that I regularly get to switch hats from makeup artist to journalist…this keeps things fresh and sexy. For Fashion on Fulton I go got wear my journalist hat and cover the backstage beauty. Lead Artist Victoria Stiles used Cover Girl products to create a look that is described as “dramatic black winged liner, lashes, and nude lips”.

You can always count on ThisThatBeauty for the exclusive deets. Here is the full product rundown:


  • CoverGirl Perfect Blend Eyeliner in Black smudged along the top and bottom lashes
  • CoverGirl Line Exact Defining Eyeliner in Black precisely applied to the top lid and swept outward
  • Cover Girl Exact Eyelights Mascara in Black Pearl applied in multiple coats on top and bottom lashes


  • CoverGirl Continuous Color Lipstick in Sugar Almond
  • CoverGirl Wetslicks Lipgloss in Honey Talks

While at Fashion On Fulton I met Jenn Fournier of Project Jenny, a blog about food, fashion, travel and …just read her blog!

During the week I was on set with the masterful Danessa Myricks. She contours a face like nobody’s business! Check out her work below…then go cop her contour video, The Art of Contouring. Her techniques are life changing. #truestory

For all of my West Coat followers, Kérastase is hosting their 2nd Annual OUR TREAT EVENT on June 23rd. Nearly 250 participating Kérastase Consultant salons will open their doors and offer COMPLIMENTARY KERASTASE TREATMENT RITUALS AND BLOW OUTS – valued at $100! Additionally, Kérastase has also partnered with Locks of Love and will encourage guests who receive treatments to donate $10 to the cause.

Check out participating salons in your area and print your invitation at:

I came across two great Friends and Family promos to share with you.  First up: Save 20% off at Enter code SUMMERSALE all in caps.Also: Today through Friday, June 25th, Lancôme is offering an exclusive Friends & Family deal at Lancôme boutiques. Bring a copy of this invitation to any Lancôme boutique and receive 20% off all your Lancôme favorites. Want to know ThisThatBeauty’s favorites?…click here and scroll down to Lancome!

For my manicure du jour, I was in the mood for a rich pastel and decided to go with  OPI A Grape Fit. We like?

If you find yourself in the mood for rich pastels, may I also suggest the yumminess that is essence cosmetics’ essence surfer babe nail polish collection? These new bright and colorful nail polishes create a relaxed summer style. Starting in July, the Surfer Babe collection will be available through the remainder of the summer at Ulta stores. Check for locations. Oh, and did I mention the price tag?…$1.99! Such a no-brainer – buy them all!

Happy Friday boo boos :)

Until next week!



Felicia About Felicia

Felicia Walker Benson is Editor in Chief for ThisThatBeauty and Social Media Beauty Editor at Bergdorf Goodman (her glorious day job!). For Felicia's complete bio, click on the "About Felicia" tab. Follow Felicia on Twitter @ThisThatBeauty

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  1. Love the nail polish! Do I have to go searching around for a bigger pic of your hair? Yes, I do! Looks very summery from what I can see :)

  2. Felicia says:

    @Danielle -Yep, you’ve spied one of my summer do’s:) You like? :) I’ll try to post pics of it again soon!

  3. Erika says:

    Oooohhh… I want to enter the contest! Twitter handle: @girlythingsby_e
    Are we listing any SPF product? I really like Aveeno’s Positively Ageless SPF 70 Face, Carmex SPF 15 for the lips, and I’m crazy about Victoria’s Secret VS Pro Airbrush FX Face Primer with SPF 20. (Just to name a few… hehehe)

    Incidentally, I’m seriously coveting that nail polish. It’s gorgeous.

  4. Love FWF (Fridays With Felecia)!

    My twitter handle is @MissPretty1981 and my favorite spf product is my BIENFAIT MULTI-VITAL GlOW by Lancome! It is a vitamin enriched moisturizer with spf 15 and it gives my skin a bronzy glow!

    Enter Me!!!

  5. Of course I like! And please post bigger pics :)

  6. Dana says:

    OMG! I’m loving that OPI in A Grape Fit. Haute nail color for this season!!


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