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When I saw the Deborah Lippmann Painted Desert collection, I immediately knew I wanted to do an updated desert camo on my nails. Since I’m in a distinct pale nail (I only want to wear light color polishes) phase right now, it was perfect. The Deborah Lippmann Painted Desert collection features four creamy neutral colors that work as well together as they do apart.

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I used three of the four polishes  (Shifting Sands, Terra Nova, Desert Moon) and a sliver of perforated car wash sponge I bought at my local Dollar Store, to achieve the look above. I used a steak knife to cut a sliver from the sponge but any serrated  blade will do.  This manicure is super easy and requires very little dexterity. I promise! :-)

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  1. File, shape and clean nails
  2. Apply a base coat
  3. Apply two light coats of Shifting Sands and allow to dry completely
  4. Lightly brush Desert Moon on the sponge and dab over nail.  Allow to dry completely.
  5. Lightly brush Terra Nova on the sponge and dab over nail.  Allow to dry completely.
  6. Finish with a top coat.

Deborah Lippmann Painted DesertThough this manicure is built on Shifting Sands [get it? No? Ok, moving on!:)] I did get some longevity from it.  I’m on day 5 and still no chips.

The Deborah Lippmann Painted Desert Collection will be available in May  at DeborahLippmann.com, Barneys, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus and Sephora stores nationwide. Polishes have a suggested retail price of $18.


Give me all the pastel polishes! Ok, well maybe not the typical ones as much as the more obscure colors. I am drawn to them like a moth to a flame and Deborah Lippmann Spring Buds, a pale pastel green, was no exception.


Deborah Lippmann colors are a staple in my nail collection because of how beautifully they apply, the vibrancy of the color payoff, and how long they wear. Two coats were sufficient to get this look, and it lasted for a good 5 days.


Available at Deborah Lippmann’s website for $18.00.


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Beauty products are the ultimate gifts to give (and to receive.) They can run the gamut and fit the likes of many different friends, no matter how discerning their tastes or niche their preferences.  I have pulled some of my favorite finds from around the web for a beauty gift guide those around you will surely remember.  And isn’t the best part — giving someone a gift that later becomes a favorite?  (I am so competitive…I want to win at the gift giving game.)

For the Gal Who Loves Nail Polish

Deborah Lippmann Big Bang Set

Deborah Lippmann’s Big Bang Nail Set – Deborah Lippmann is one of my personal favorites for the vibrancy and shade range of her polishes, not to mention their long wearability and ease of application.  And this set is the ultimate one to give (or receive)!  12 shades that vary from natural and subtle to bold and daring.  The only part of this gift left is to get the recipient to agree to let you use them!  Available at Sephora.com for $78.00.

For the Gal Who Loves a Fancy Candle

(but Can’t Commit to Just One Scent)

Diptyque Nordstrom exclusive candle setDiptyque Candle Set (set of 10) – Everyone loves a great candle, but Diptyque candles are the best of the best.  With amazing scents and long burn times, it’s safe to say this brand has a cult following.  What I like most about this gift is it can be given to just one special person, or broken up into 10 individual gifts for a bunch of friends or family.  And frankly noone will fault you if you keep just one for yourself.  Available at Nordstrom for $130.

For the gal who likes a more low maintenance routine

Fresh Sugar Lip set

Fresh Sugar Stars Mini Lip Collection – Not everyone may be into a full face, so an array of tinted lip balms (that truly are the best on the market) is just the answer!  With tinted balms, the problem is often that the colors are quite sheer so having different shades is often pointless as they all end up looking the same.  Not with these best selling balms from Fresh – they pigment is rich and vibrant, while delivering intense moisture and hydration for the lips all day.  Available at Fresh.com for $65.00.

For the gal who loves a Pinterest-worthy vanity

Anthropologie lipstick holderAnthropologie Vestige Lipstick Holder – Don’t your friends’ lipsticks deserve the very best?  Yes they do.  What better way to display one’s favorite daily lip shades than with this adorable holder?   Reds on one side, nudes on the other – perfect.  Available at Anthropologie for $28.00.

For the Gal Who Needs Fragrance Options

Jo Malone fragrance Set

Jo Malone London Cologne Collection – If she changes her makeup every single day, chances are she changes her fragrance to – and this Jo Malone London set is perfect for the friend that needs variety in her beauty life.  5 of their top selling fragrances housed in what may be the most elegant packaging possible for a multitude of scent combinations.  Wear them alone or layer – the possibilities are endless.  Available at Bergdorf Goodman for $100.

For the Gal Who Has Everything and Only the Best Will Do

Tom Ford Limited Edition Lip SetTom Ford Limited Edition 12 piece Lipstick set – Maybe she let you crash on her couch for a few months, or maybe she is having a particularly tough year, but I trust that receiving this Tom Ford lip set will most certainly brighten any beauty lover’s day.  With 20 shades that range from natural and nude, to deep and bold, this is the ultimate luxe set.  Available at Neiman Marcus for $588.00

For the Gal who Wants Super Soft Skin all Winter Long

Kiehl's Creme De Corps SetKiehl’s Creme de Corps Collection – Often when I find a product that I love more than life itself, I feel the need to share it with the world.  I have been using the Kiehl’s Creme de Corps lotion for years and am consistently amazed at how nourishing, rich and hydrating it is any season of the year.  Intense enough for the winter, but light enough for the summer, everyone should experience this gem.  And this set contains not only the cult classic body lotion, but the Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish which banishes any dry skin forever.  In addition, the set contains the forever classic Ultimate Hand Salve, the #1 selling lip balm, sample of the Ultra Facial Cream and Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate.  Available at Kiehls.com for $65.

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Designer: VPL

Key Makeup Artist: Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com

Makeup: Boots No. 7

The scoop:  Known for its geometric lines and shapes, the VPL Spring/Summer 2014 collection had a very active theme which was mirrored in its location in a gymnasium.  Lightweight foundation was applied to give a natural matte finish with a strong graphic/glossy eye look made by mixing lipgloss and yellow eyeshadow.  As the models were in motion during the show, the flashes and bits of yellow would stand out on the face.  A nourishing lip balm was applied to the lips, and no mascara or eye liner was applied.



Boots No. 7 Protect & Perfect Foundation

Boots No. 7 Protect and Perfect Serum

Boots No. 7 Radiant Glow Concealer


Boots No. 7 Beautiful Brows Pencil


Boots No. 7 Stay Perfect Eye Shadow Trio in Golden (mix yellow shade with gloss)


Boots No. 7  Natural Blush Cream (lightly applied)

Hair: Phyto

Inspiration: Glossy-finish fishtail braid, with a center part

VPL Spring 2014 NYFW backstage hair

Hair how to:

  • Blow dry hair and use Phyto Professional Intense Volume Mousse at roots
  • Flat iron hair
  • Pull hair back into pony tail, and apply Phyto Wet gel to create sleek and wet textured look
  • Apply Phyto Hydrating Day Cream to tame flyaways

Nails: Deborah Lippmann

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Nail shades used:

Toes: Big Blue Note (available this winter)

Fingers: Custom color created by mixing Amazing Grace and Waking Up in Vegas

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A nail color as sassy as its name – Deborah Lippman’s Between the SheetsAlready a fan of her polishes, I took a risk on this fuchsia since I am not a huge fan of pink., but as soon as I swatched it, it was an absolute stunner.

Deborah Lippman Between the Sheets

Vibrant without being over the top, this color went on smoothly and evenly after just 2 coats as has been my experience with all Deborah Lippmann shades.  A tad on the pricey side, but completely worth the splurge.

Between The Sheets PolishAvailable at Nordstrom for $17.00.

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The neutral nail was seen over and over again on fashion runways for Spring 2013.  It is a look not devoid of color but rather one that showed  a nail color as close to skin tone as possible.  This Deborah Lippmann color is  the perfect nude shade for my skin tone – strong enough to stand out but subtle enough to give a polished effect.

Deborah Lippman Modern Love

The texture is creamy and opaque with just 2 coats.  I love this look because it is appropriate for any occasion either day or night.  And with such a neutral and classic shade, this color can take me straight through to fall and winter.

Deborah Lippmann Modern Love Bottle

Deborah Lippmann Modern Love retails for $17 and is available here.

What’s on your nail this week?


I love manicures and I absolutely do not need a reason to shop for nail polish.  I think a manicure is one of the quickest beauty pick-me-ups, second only to applying a bit of lipgloss or lipstick. Since it’s officially fall jewel tones are everywhere. I have been spotting rich rubies, royal blues, emerald greens and everything in between on nails, high and low. Here are some of my favorites.

Dior – Purple Revolution 906


YSL – 17 Blue Cobalt


Illamasqua – Scarab


Deborah Lippmann – Let’s go crazy


Essie – Luxedo
Zoya – Holly
Essie – Stylenomics
Mineral Fusion – Mossy Banks (Polishes available at Wholefoods market.)
Butter London – Branwen’s Feather

This week I’m wearing Mossy Banks by Mineral Fusion.

Wearing Mineral Fusion – Mossy Banks

What’s on your nail?

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Since the 1960’s Nordstrom has hosted its once yearly anniversary Beauty Sale. . . and if you are not hip to this sale, we must pointedly ask: where have you been?!  During this sale every beauty manufacturer that supplies the department store, produces limited-edition and exclusive items for Nordstrom shoppers. This year over 100 brands are participating including; MAC,  Clarisonic, philosophy, NARS, Prada, Valentino, Kiehl’s, Debra Lippman and so many more.  This event is a beauty lovers dream  turned reality, serious shoppers [guilty!] have been known to do their holiday shopping during this event.

Below is just a tiny sample of items you do not want to miss during this sale:

Kiehl’s Powerful Line & Wrinkle Fighting Set 

Price: $98 ($152 value)

Includes 1.7 oz Abyssine Cream, 1.7 oz Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, .5 oz Abyssine Cream, .14 oz Midnight Recovery Concentrate and .17 oz Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+

Deborah lippmann Nordstrom Sale

Kiehl’s Youth Regenerating Set

Price: $110 ($173.50 value)

Includes 1.7 oz Rosa Arctica Rehydrating Cream, 1.7 oz Midnight Recovery Concentrate, .5 oz Midnight Recovery Concentrate Eye, .17 oz Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate and .17 oz Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+

Deborah Lippmann Let’s Go Crazy Nail Polish  New color exclusive to the Nordstrom anniversary sale. Price: $18.  (TTB Must Have!)

Deborah Lippmann Mini Magnetic Waves Nail Lacquer Three new shades: Hard Knock Life, Punk Princess, and Magic Man) $29.

Lancome Gift with Purchase 

Price: $39.50 Qualifier ($113 value) (That is, spend $39.50 and get a gift valued at $113!)

Choose one deluxe moisturizer, one full size lipstick, one five-shadow eyeshadow palette, and receive a Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover, a deluxe Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara in black and one cosmetic bag (purple or black)

MAC Exclusive Sets Illustrated by London-based Artist Julie Verhoeven 

2 Brush Sets

Price: $49.50 each

Contains Mineralize (4 brushes) or Essentials (5 brushes) in flat bag/roll

2 Eye Kits

Price: $49.50 each

Includes Smoky Eye Kit in Black or Plum, 3 eyeshadows, Technakohl Liner, promo-sized Zoomblack and 2 short-handled brushes

4 Lip Bags

Price: $39.50 each

Contains Nude, Pink, Coral or Red.  Canvas bag includes a shade compatible trio of Lipstick, Dazzleglass Créme and Cremestick Liner

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Duo

Price: $49.50 ($84 value)

Includes Purity Made Simple one-step facial cleanser in 32 oz and 8 oz

Philosophy The Microdelivery Duo 

Price: $58 ($115 value)

Includes The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash in 32 oz and 4 oz

Clarisonic Mia 2 Set

Available in four exclusive colors: Day Glo Green, Brazilliant Orange, Shocking Pink or Pink a-Go-Go

Price: $149 ($194 value)

Includes sensitive brush head, deep pore cleansing brush head, 1 oz Refreshing Gel Cleanser and bag

MOR Body Butter Duo 

Price: $9.90 ($32 value)

Post Anniversary Price: $25

Choose from Sugar Rose Tiger Lily, Honey Nectar, Neroli Clementine, Black Currant Iris or Basil and Grape

Nars Cheek Palette 

Price: $65 ($107 value)

Palette created exclusively for Nordstrom contains best-selling cheek colors: Laguna Bronzer, Orgasm Blush, Luster Blush, Angelika Blush, Gaiety Blush and Albatross Highlighting Blush

The sale runs on Nordstrom.com and Nordstrom stores from July 20th through August 5th.  You honestly should not miss this sale. Honestly!  In addition to the amazing deals on products you love, you’ll have access to one of a kind products that are exclusive to the beauty event. See the entire catalog here. Beauty starts on page 55. Happy shopping!

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Ladies, it’s mid-March and the perfect time to start thinking about Spring makeup trends and how we will incorporate the best of what’s NOW into our current makeup routine.  As a certified Beauty Girl, I live for the changing of seasons and updating my makeup arsenal to reflect the newest trends.

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Cheri Botiz, Nordstrom National Beauty & Fragrance Director to discuss the makeup trends in store for Spring. Rick DiCecca (Estée Lauder Global Makeup Stylist), Ricky Wilson (Dior Celebrity Makeup Artist), Deborah Lippmann (Celebrity Manicurist and Founder of Deborah Lippmann), and Matin (Laura Mercier Celebrity Makeup Artist) also joined the conversation and offered four top beauty looks as the temperature heats up! How will you incorporate these looks?

1) Iridescent Eyes –

2) Bright Scents –

3) Bright Lips – (a ThisThatBeauty fave, obviously;))

4) Bold Nails –


Want to get super involved with Nordstrom’s Spring Beauty trends but feel challenged on where to start? Well Nordtrom’s complimentary Beauty Stylist service can help! That’s right, your own personal beauty assistant to help you find the best products for your complexion. Call your nearest Nordstrom at 1.800.7beauty to schedule a one-on-one!

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We all love great beauty booty. You know the routine…you spend a little and get a LOT! Starting July 16 through August 1st, During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Cosmetic department provides their devoted beauty customers the opportunity to scoop up unique limited-edition items from a wide variety of brands, which are only available during this time.

This year, over 100 beauty brands are participating. Some highlights include MAC, Chanel, Juicy Couture, NARS, Kiehl’s, Laura Mercier, Marc Jacobs, Dior and Bobbi Brown.  As of July 16th, the sale goes live and customers both in store and online can purchase the limited-edition Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives.

Bobbi Brown “Must Haves” Collection ($75; $150 value)

Bobbi created an exclusive collection with a 5 well pan eyeshadow palette, dual ended brush, full size lipstick, Lip gloss Everything Mascara, Caviar Ink Gel Liner and Liner Brush.

Laura Mercier Fall “On the Go” Collection ($65; $163 Value)

Laura Mercier created an exclusive set featuring a full size Long Lash Mascara, Double ended exclusive lip glace, split pan exclusive cheek color duo, double ended eye brush (smudge/angled eye color) and a luxurious cosmetic bag.

MAC Look in a Box in Frisky Girl, Miss Violet and Tawny One ($49.50; $87 Value)

M·A·C Look in a Box offers one perfect, complete makeup look. Fancy yourself a fabulous Frisky Girl, a vehement Miss Violet or a totally Tawny One. Simply follow the how-to guide therein, et voila! Simplicity without duplicity—three personalities any girl would want to try on. A gift for all those wanting to make a great look, easy.

Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy Anniversary Gift Set ($75)

Answering the prayers of Juicy girls everywhere, Juicy Couture created this keep-sake hat box filled with their signature fragrance, body cream and compact mirror.

Deborah Lippmann All That Jazz Set ($40; $54 value)

This collection, includes 3 fashion forward colors in Razzle Dazzle, Some Enchanted Evening & Lady Sings the Blues in a silver signature box.

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash Set ($34; $58 Value)

This supersized version of Bliss’ Fabulous Foaming Face Wash is more than double the size of the original cult favorite.  This two-in-one exfoliating face wash and fresh, fruity cleanser contains rose hip extract, milk thistle, passionflower and chamomile in a non-stripping formula that’s clean but never squeaky.

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps with Pump ($70.00; $89 Value)

With this jumbo version of Kiehl’s cult-favorite all-over body moisturizer, you are sure to not run out of stock until next anniversary sale rolls around.

Anthony Logistics Glycolic Cleanser ($35 for 32.0 oz; $80.00 Value)

The #1-selling product from Anthony Logistics For Men is super-sized for a super value. Glycolic Cleanser helps fight the effects of premature aging by helping to erase fine lines and wrinkles. It leaves the skin smooth and fresh and ready for shaving.

Chanel Quator Boutons de Chanel ($65)

Shade combinations ranging from matte to frost to satin for multiple looks, contrasting or complementary. Apply dry for subtle shadowing. Slightly moistened applicator gives a more intense shade. Organic polymer derivatives ensure smudge-proof long wear, particularly in high temperature or humidity. Dermatologist tested.

Dior Ready-to-Wear Palette ($54)

A deluxe palette of Ready-to-Wear shades, straight from the runway! Palette includes four eyeshadows, two lip glosses, a blush, a three-tone bronzer and mini brush applicators.

Lancome 4 Piece Brush set with black and coral bag ($59; $133 Value)

PURE Scent Spray by pureDKNY ($42)

Be the first to experience the new PURE by pureDKNY before its available anywhere else. A drop of vanilla sourced from Africa, a drop of goodwill. A soft floral scent with a signature vanilla accord. pureDKNY supports local communities by taking small steps to help make a difference, pure and simple.

Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss by Tom Pecheux ($18)

Four limited-edition shades by Tom Pecheux, world-renowned makeup artist and Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director. Tom chooses his favorite shades of the season—the colors he keeps in his personal tool kit and uses backstage at fashion shows and photo shoots. Pure Color is lip gloss with the power to light up your face. True Vision™ technology transforms ordinary color and makes it extraordinary. You’ll want them all.

Lancôme (Free Gift with any Lancôme purchase of $32.50; over $100.00 Value)

A must-have for any Lancôme addict.  Choose your basics, serum, color product and lip color encased in a stylish black tote emblazoned with a Parisian floral design.

Estée Lauder (Free Gift with any Estée Lauder purchase of $29.50; $110.00 Value)

Be rewarded for any Estée Lauder purchase during the Anniversary Sale with this delightful gift containing an assortment of must-have products.

La Prairie Anniversary gift with purchase (Free Gift with any La Prairie purchase of $300; $120 Value)

Enjoy a luxurious gift of La Prairie essentials including samples of Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream, Anti-Aging Anti-Wrinkle Line filler, Cellular Cleansing Water & Cellular Hand Cream in a coveted La Prairie signature weaved bag.

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