Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Trends – Can We Talk?

Last week began with snow and ended with rain, but today is a beautiful, sunshiny spring day.   Time to sit down with my blogger BFFs and dish about what we can look forward to (or not) this spring. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Put Your Best Face Forward This Spring

Spring officially arrived yesterday, and I couldn’t be more delighted.  Frankly, my love affair with winter was beginning to cool, and a spring fling is just what the doctor ordered. 

In my previous post Is There No Loyalty Left in the World?,” among other things, I talked about brand loyalty (or lack thereof) to makeup and beauty products.  I mentioned that, while I mix and match colors and high end/low end makeup lines, I am essentially loyal to my favorite makeup line, LauraMercier.   So, I’d like to introduce you to some new finds and some old friends from Laura’s line.   

Friday, March 14, 2014

Is There No Loyalty Left in the World?

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Beauty’s ‘Cocktailing’Hour, the author, Elizabeth Holmes, talks about high-end beauty junkies who spend a great deal of their time either on the internet learning about the latest make-up products and techniques or trying them out.  There was a time when a gal went to her favorite make-up counter at the local department store for all her beauty products.  My Grandmother wore only Max Factor, and my Mother swore by Revlon.  Today’s young beauty junkies not only mix and match products, but they mix and match product lines.  A frustrated artiste at heart, I’ve been mixing my blushers, lipsticks and eye shadows to get exactly the right shades for as long as I can remember.  But, I do tend to be loyal to my favorite cosmetic line, Laura Mercier (Read about My Three Make-up Must Haves).  Is Brand loyalty as old-fashioned as pan-cake make-up?  Is loyalty itself an old-fashioned concept?  Is there no loyalty left in the world?