Archives for May 26, 2014

Floppy The Mystery Dog has his own website!


Tommy is just about to start the 4th grade. He should be excited to be in Southern California this summer, but nooooo, his dad moved the family from Milwaukee and away from all of Tommy’s friends. Tommy is bummed out, until one day when he discovers the new mystery in his life: a filthy, floppy-eared homeless dog, who has apparently just fallen from the sky! Floppy The Mystery Dog and the New Kid is available on Amazon!

Chloe Grace Moretz Cannes International Film Festival – “Clouds of Sils Maria” Premiere May 23, 2014 Look by Mai Quynh for Laura Mercier


Makeup artist Mai Quynh created a “soft and ethereal” look for Chloe Grace Moretz’s at the Cannes International Film Festival premiere of Moretz’s new film, “Cloud of Sils Maria.”  Quynh was inspired by Moretz’s “young and flirty” mint green Chanel dress, which was embellished with feathers and jewels.  The hair and makeup were left soft and fresh, so that the dress was the main focus.


FACE: Flawless, fresh skin

·        Quynh first prepped the skin with RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream, ($195), which she lathered on like a mask. She let the cream sit on Chloe’s skin for a few minutes and then rubbed it in completely.  

·        Next, she blended Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation in Vanillé, ($48, NEW July 2014) on the face and appliedLaura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-2, ($33) under the eyes and around the nose.

·        To ensure Chloe’s makeup stayed in place all night, she applied Laura Mercier Pressed Setting Powder in Translucent, ($34) using the Laura Mercier Powder Brush, ($52).

·        She then applied Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Peach Whisper, ($25) to the apples of her cheeks to give a natural flush.

EYES: Soft, mauve tones

·        Quynh used three different Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colours for the eyes. She started first with Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Sugar Frost, ($26), which she applied just in the inner corner.  Then she layered Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Amethyst, ($26) on the eyelids and blended it into the creases of Chloe’s eyes, fading the shadow upwards.

·        Next, she smudged Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Grey Pearl, ($26) along her top lash line, fading it into the Amethyst colour. She mixed the Amethyst and Grey Pearl together and smudged the combination of the two shades along the bottom lash line.

·        She then filled in Chloe’s eyebrows with Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil in Fair Blonde, ($22).

·        Lastly, Quynh applied two coats of Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara in Black, ($24) to the top and bottom lashes.

LIPS: Pink, nude pout

·        To give the final touch of glamour to the look, Quynh applied Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Lip Colour in Coy, ($25) to the lips. 

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Laura Mercier sponsored post.

Memorial Day Beauty Essentials Summer Must-Haves!

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With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, I wanted to send a friendly reminder about the SPF offerings from Laura Mercier, RéVive and nyakio

“Sun damage is cumulative over a lifetime,” says Dr. Gregory Bays Brown, founder of RéVive.  “It’s crucial to protect your skin all the time, no matter what the season or your age, and always use products with an SPF.”


·        Moisturize: nyakio Hydrating Face Lotion with Kola Nut, Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen, $49  

o   This benefit-packed moisturizer with SPF, infused with Ivory Coast Kola Nut, the African Miracle Oil, Marula, and Rooibos Tea, gives skin complete, superb daily care: it protects and hydrates for 12 hours while helping smooth skin’s texture, even tone and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful, radiant look.

·        Don’t Neglect the Neck: RéVive Fermitif Neck Renewal Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen, $150

o   Whether you’re in a bikini, a sundress or just a low cut tank, it’s important to make sure your neck and décolletage area looks just as flawless (and ageless) as your face.  This cream defends skin from the sun’s harmful rays and also leaves the area with a smooth, taut, firm appearance.

I received a sample of the  RéVive Fermitif Neck Renewal Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen and I love how it protects my neck from the sun and my skin feels smooth and soft! This really is a Must-Have for the upcoming Summer!

·        Prime and Protect: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 30/pa+++, $33

o   A lightweight, gel-crème texture that creates the perfect canvas for makeup application with the added benefit of broad spectrum UVB/UVA sunscreen SPF 30 PA +++. The oil free formula forms an even, invisible layer that acts as a buffer to outside elements and expertly holds foundation, keeping makeup fresh and color-true for hours.

·        Triple Duty: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen, $43

o   Laura Mercier created this perfect blend of skincare and makeup that hydrates skin and softens fine lines, gives skin a healthy ‘”no-makeup” look with a soft hint of colour, and protects the skin from the sun’s harmful, damaging rays with broad spectrum SPF 20 UVB/UVA sunscreen.

Self Disclosure Updated:  A product sample was received to feature this post. Credit: Laura Mercier, RéVive and nyakio