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The bloggers are coming, the bloggers are coming. MAC’s Bloggers’ Obsessions collection has landed and here’s your first look at the goods. I was able to get my brightly manicured fingertips on “Hocus Pocus”, and well, big surprise — I have an opinion. Watch:

Complete collection rundown:

Hocus Pocus Dark sooty grey with silver pearl (Satin) (The Makeup Girl)

Jealousy Wakes Seething emerald green with teal and gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Temptalia)

Parisian Skies Muted grey-blue (Satin) (Lipstick Powder N Paint)

Sparkle, Neely, Sparkle! Deep rusty brown with champagne-colored sparkle (Velvet) (Beauty Blogging Junkie)

All of My Purple Life Deep purple/grape with subtle sparkle (Afrobella)

Caqui Persimmon orange (Beauty Maverick)

Evolution Revolution Warm peachy pink with subtle purple, green, blue micro glitter (Makeup and Beauty Blog)

Nitro:licious 2046 Intense shiny red (Nitrolicious)

Sonoran Rain Deep coral-red with gold and silver pearl (The Shades of U)

Available now, online only, U.S. and Canada www.maccosmetics.com


Photo: TheMakeupGirl.net

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Each season, as New York Fashion Week rolls around, I look forward to viewing the collections and critiquing the beauty/makeup. Another New York Fashion Week event that I have come to look forward to is Cocktails & Couture – the premiere networking event for online media, hosted by Veteran Blogger and Beauty Guru – Lianne Farbes. This twice a year fete is a swanky mash-up of the “Who’s Who” of the digital space. Brands and Bloggers connect and have one heck of a good time.

This year’s event was held at Aveda Advanced Salon…and here’s what I wore: Sine Retro Know Dress in Peacock — Here is the dress, as featured in InStyle

Here’s the dress on a dress form

Here’s the dress on moi at Cocktails & Couture media event

The dress was a huge hit. I particularly love the retro feel and forgiving ruching at the waist. I tried to “downtown” the dress a bit by pairing it with dark tights and a slouchy bulky suede boot (Tahari). I also added ginormous shoulder pads to push the dress from cutesy cocktail situation to a slightly edgier rocker feel…sort of.

Here I am with SINE designer, the lovely Micaela

Here I am with Uber Blogger Extraordinaire, @alywalasky

And here I am hamming it up on the red carpet. I believe Beyonce “Single Ladies” was playing in the background. Now who doesn’t love dancing to that song?!

I am incredibly thankful to the lovely ladies at Sine for saving the day and graciously offering to outfit Ms ThisThatBeauty for New York Fashion Week. The Retro Knot Dress is affordably priced at $132.50 and worth every penny. The silk is of high quality and does not wrinkle easily. I loved that the dress is fully lined, thus eliminating the need for a slip – while providing a nice smoothing effect between the body and the dress. I strongly encourage you to visit Sine and check out their beautiful finds. If you’re interested in purchasing the Retro Knot Dress, I recommend possibly sizing down. I am generally a size 4 but the size 2 fits beautifully. Perhaps I’ve dropped a few pounds?…hmmm, not sure….but just thought I would share this observation to help you with your online shopping.

Well, I better get back to Lincoln Center. Fashion Week waits for no (wo)man. Bye-bye for now!



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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: http://www.kerastase-usa.com/_en/_us/conso/specialoffers/our-treat.aspx

I came across two great Friends and Family promos to share with you.  First up: Save 20% off at www.caudalie-usa.com. 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  Ulta.com 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!



If you’re not getting enough of my fashion and beauty shenanigans here at ThisThatBeauty, you can always head over to TheMakeupGirl and catch up on my regular beauty ramblings. As Contributing Editor and NY Correspondent for TheMakeupGirl my writing mainly focuses on fashion and beauty events in the NYC region. Like for example…the recent Robert Verdi “Tweet This” event at Luxe Laboratory. Have you checked out my coverage of Robert Verdi’s “Tweet This”? No? Well what are you waiting for? CLICK HERE!

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