FOTD: Quick Shimmer

I’ve been running around like a madwoman trying to make sure everyone gets their Habibi for Christmas, and it’s sometimes a challenge to not throw on a pair of sweatpants and a bandana and run out the door for some crisis or another. On this particular ‘fire extinguishing’ endeavor, I managed to put on a little makeup so that I didn’t scare small children…


Guerlain Lingerie de Peau (Dore 24)

Bobbi Brown Pressed Powder (Golden Orange)

Dior Blush (Rosy Glow)


By Terry Ombre Blackstar (Ombre Mercure)

By Terry Ligne Blackstar (So Black)

Chanel Kohl (Santal)

By Terry Mascara Terrybly (Black)


By Terry Rouge Terrybly (Bare Instinct)

This was a very quick makeup; took about 15 minutes. Now, if I could only be this swift about getting these bazillion orders out the door…

FOTD: This is 40

So, I was all set to write this long winded dissertation on what I’ve learned as I close out the 3rd decade of my life (complete with some awesome yoga pose that took me forever to master), and then decided to K.I.S.S. Because really, in the scheme of things, who cares? 😀

I did, however, put on a little makeup to celebrate my big birthday.


Guerlain Or Primer

Givenchy Teint Couture Foundation (Elegant Amber)

Becca Blush in Wild Honey


Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow in #19 (inner lids)

Kat Von D ShadeShifter Eyeshadow in Devotion (lids)

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (lashline)

Guerlain Retractable Pencil in Gold (waterline)

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara


Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in #5

FOTD: Downtown

I broke out the Armani Rouge Ecstacy in Downtown… and kept the rest of it pretty simple:


Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation (I 100)

Bobbi Brown Pressed Powder (Golden Orange)

Armani Bronzer (as blush)


Armani Summer Palette:

Shimmer Brown on lids

Shimmer Ivory on crease

Elizabeth Arden Smoky Powder Eye Pencil in Black on waterline

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara


Armani Rouge Ecstacy in Downtown

FOTD: Anniversary

Eight years ago, I did this…

…although honestly it feels like yesterday. So I woke up bright and early in the morning, looked at my husband (who will always be my boyfriend) and proclaimed my love! Then I put on some makeup:


Givenchy Teint Couture Foundation (Amber)

Bobbi Brown Pressed Powder (Golden Orange)

Becca Blush (Wild Honey)


Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Palette:

Bone (browbone)

Frappe (crease)

Rich Chocolate (lid/under waterline)

Cargo Eye Kohl (tightline/waterline)

Volume de Chanel Mascara


Chantecaille Hydra Chic Lipstick in Tiger Lilly (as a stain)

We ran around, did some errands, did couple more things that everyone else might find mundane but in which we take absolute delight… then we got ready for dinner at our favorite restaurant (Vibrato Grill & Jazz). There’s always a live act, and we never check to see who was playing. Didn’t matter. We go for the experience… because it’s always a good one.

True to form, I put on some more makeup:


Guerlain Parure Gold (06)

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (NC42)

Armani Bronzer Summer 2013 (as blush)


Saucebox Creme de la Creme Palette:

Shimmer Champagne on lids

Shimmer Taupe on outer crease

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (lashline)

Guerlain Retractable Pencil in Gold (on waterline)

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara


Chantecaille Hydra Chic Lipstick in Tiger Lily

Shiseido Lacquer in Gold (center of lips)

Then a funny thing happened, that sums up my union in three perfect pictures:

Whenever he feels that I am too serious (I can get very serious sometimes), he says or does something to lighten up my spirit. This has been the case since the day I met him… to the day I said I do… to today. His goal is to make me smile, by any means necessary. I will never take this priceless quality for granted.

We headed out to Vibrato … and were greeted with flowers and a card to celebrate our night. We got our (almost) favorite table, and to our delight found out that one of my FAVORITE BANDS OF ALL TIME was playing!

Okay, sort of. It was ‘Gypsy All Stars’ — doing Gipsy Kings. There were some originals, and some replacements, but the sound was ON.POINT.

It was EPIC. I knew every single song. We clapped and sang and suddenly I was a 20-something young producer again spinning spinning spinning in my too-expensive apartment after landing my first big producing job at ABC. No one could stay in their seats. One person got up… then two… then EVERYONE got up and was spinning and singing and dancing with total strangers. It was PERFECT.

I wept. I did. It was a true celebration of life. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect experience. At first, hubby was a little concerned (tears kept coming), but then he realized that I was so happy… so he wept. He won’t admit that though. He’ll tell you he got something in his eye. 😉 Mmm Hmm.

They played for HOURS, and we stayed till the end. Then we braved a chilly Southern California night… went for a little drive… and eventually headed home.

Lucky are those who recognize the miracles in their lives as they unfold.

*These same Thai Lily’s were prominently featured in my wedding bouquet, and on my wedding cake. There is no way that anyone at Vibrato could have known this. Like I said… perfect.*

FOTD: Day & Night Smoke

I had one of those days where I had to wear a lot of makeup… all day. It was kind of non-stop so I took my day look and upgraded it with a few extra steps (and colors).



Shiseido BB Cream

By Terry Hyaluronic Loose Powder


Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Cement (lids, under waterline)

Elizabeth Arden Smoky Powder Pencil (lashline/waterline)

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara


Chantecaille Lipstick in China Rose



Chanel Joues Contraste in Delice (highlighter)


By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Brown Perfection (lids/waterline)

MAC Pigment in Naked Dark (crease)

By Terry Ligne Blackstar (lashline/under waterline)


MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Fixed On Drama (applied with fingers to stain)

A Funny Thing Happened…

…while celebrating a Birthday.

Hubby completed another year over the weekend, and wanted to celebrate by seeing his favorite comic over-thinker and taking a trip to Frank & Sons (ya’ll don’t know nothin’ ’bout that) for a mini shopping spree.

So we headed out to the Comedy Club to see this guy:

I decided to incorporate one of Hubby’s favorite clothing items into my look for the night:

This one is actually mine (I can’t fit any of his). I got it for a song (read: $20) at M. Fredric. It worked.

Makeup needed to be dressy enough to rock that hat (and Fendi cage heels that I’ve actually had long enough to qualify as vintage), but practical enough to survive the 102 degree heat (yes, really).


Hourglass Mineral Primer

Givenchy Teint Couture Foundation (Amber)

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Ginger)

Michael Kors Bronzer (Glow)

Becca Blush (Wild Honey)


Chanel Sable Emouvant:

Gold on inner lid

Brown on outer lid and under waterline

MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder (lashline & waterline)

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara


Armani Rouge Ecstacy Lipstick in Ambiguous

Tom Ford Lip Gloss in Pink Guilt

We respected the comedy club’s two item minimum and ate absolute garbage for dinner (it was a celebration… so what the heck), including an Apple Pie Pizza that was more pizza than pie. Afterwards we headed home, but dipped by the hood to get some random crap from Walgreens. A Maybach in the parking lot had the store all a dither… apparently Puffy (P. Diddy? Puff Daddy? Who knows what he’s calling himself these days) decided to swing by the hood too.

Maybe he needed a toothbrush.

FOTN: Silvered Pink

Hubby and I went out over the weekend, and I wanted to do something with silver. I had to do it quick though…

Guerlain Parure Extreme (Dore 24)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
Chanel Blush Horizon
Rock & Republic Eyeshadow in Chain Link (lids)
Kevyn Aucoin Essential Black Pencil (lashline/waterline)
Armani Eyes to Kill Stretch Mascara
NARS Lip Pencil in Rosebud (as lipstick)
Lorac 3D Lustre Drops

FOTN: New Years Eve

While most of the makeup mavens decided to pile on tons of glitter, shimmer, and more glitter… I went a different route.
Hubby and I dined here:

…and the atmosphere called for something a little less… ostentatious. So I used some of my favorites from the new MAC Daphne Guinness collection to get the job done.

Dolce & Gabbana The Foundation
Dolce & Gabanna Powder Foundation
MAC Blush Ombre in Vintage Grape
MAC Pigment in Aurora (lids)
MAC Pigment in Nebula (crease)
Tarte Eye Pencil in Black (lashline/outer crease/under waterline)
Guerlain Retractable Eye Pencil in Gold (waterline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
MAC Lipstick inVioletta
MAC Cremesheen Glass in Narcissus

FOTN: Holiday Party

Hubby and I got dressed up to go to a Holiday Party. I broke out the Tom Ford Black Orchid lipstick… because this seemed like the perfect occasion for it.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (Beige & Cedar)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
Sleek Contour Kit (Medium)
Chanel Highlighter in Jasmine
NARS Cream Shadow in Ponderosa (lids)
Amali Pigment in Tigereye (lids to browbone)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Deep Black (lashline)
Guerlain Retractable Pencil in #1 (waterline/under waterline)
Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara
Tom Ford Lipstick in Black Orchid

FOTN: Peaches n’ Smoke

Hubby and I went out to tickle our funny bone tonight, at Flappers Comedy Club. For the occasion, I mixed a little cream and powder to paint my face:

Guerlain Parure Extreme (Dore 24)
MAC In Lilyland Blush/Highlighter
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in #5 (lashline to brow)
By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Black Pearl (lids and waterline)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Black Bear (lids)
Maybelline Falsies Mascara

MAC Lip Liner in Hodgepodge
Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in Beige 106