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Sephora Friends and Fam…eye and cheek products to add to the list.

14 Oct

As promised I am back to give you my recommendations for make up. In my attempt to not muddy the waters, I will do a couple more posts…This one is about eyes and cheeks. Here’s the thing….Basically with this it is almost silly to not buy one of whatever you buy for someone else… So get your lists ready, and let me know if you have questions or would like my humble opinion. Read my skin recs here.

Palettes I dig….


And because my obsession with blush runs deep…..



That Nars multiple? MINE. I need it.

Stay tuned for more recs… don’t forget the F&F starts October 21. Code is FF2010 for 20% off your entire purchase.

What would Carm buy…recommendations for Sephora friends and family

7 Oct

The tell tale sign that holiday is nipping at our heels, is the Sephora’s once yearly Friends and Family sale…. The discount is the same that it always is, 20% off the total store, no exclusions. The discount will be available on, to shop in the store you must have a special pass from an employee, It is October 21st- November 3rd.

So, what would I buy with the discount? I am going to include some things I already use or have in the past for skin care. Also some make up items that may strike your fancy. This sale is always tough because I’d rather be shopping solely for myself. I mean my mom and sisters don’t really need anything, do they?

Let’s start with skin care. This is a combination of things you can use to mix and match to complete a solid regimen. Kiss those wrinkles, acne, and dark spots good bye.

Basic skin care

Acne prone/ oily skin

Anti aging



Stay tuned for make up recs this weekend!

New York Pretty. Sephora on Fashions Night Out.

8 Sep

If you are in the area for Fashion’s Night out, you have 15 Sephora’s to get to for events to remember! Here is the run down.


Sephora 5th Avenue597 5th Avenue(48th & 49th Streets)Meet Lancôme video makeup artist and YouTube™ sensation Michelle Phan 7 PMMichelle Phan is hosting her very first Lancôme store event at Sephora 5th Avenue. Come meet Michelle and watch her in action as she films one of her signature makeup tutorials—featuring an exclusive Fashion’s Night Out look—live in our window! Then have your beauty questions answered by Michelle, and get your makeup done by a Lancôme pro. Meet Kat Von D 9 PM Kat Von D, the famed tattoo artist turned beauty guru, is celebrating the launch of Adora, her edgy new makeup and fragrance line, with an exclusive reading from her soon-to-be-released book The Tattoo Chronicles, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller High Voltage Tattoo. Come mingle with the fabulous Ms. Von D, and receive a deluxe sample of her new High Voltage Eye Primer.* Renowned tattoo artist Dan Smith will also work his magic live in our windows.*Only the first 50 people who purchase an Adora product on the day of the event will receive a wristband, which will ensure meeting Kat. Wristbands will be given out when the store opens at 10 AM. Kat will sign only headshots, no personal items or other beauty products. Deluxe sample of High Voltage Eye Primer available while supplies last. Magic hour with Tarina Tarantino9:30 PM Tarina Tarantino, designer-turned-guest-DJ for the night, takes you on a musical journey inspired by her latest Starchild Odyssey Collection.Model with Josie Maran7 PMCome meet supermodel and homegrown-beauty maven Josie Maran as she shares her beauty secrets and shows off her pure and natural makeup line. Then step into our mini photo studio where Josie will give you posing tips, and walk away with a signed copy of your best shot. Plus, be the first to get your hands on a not-yet-launched Argan Oil Colorstick in Cherry Popsicle—created exclusively for Fashion’s Night Out—when you make a Josie Maran Cosmetics purchase at the event. Meet Dr. Gross, founder of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare6 PM Visit NYC celebrity dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross at his Sephora Skincare Advice Booth, and get all of your complexion questions answered, along with a personalized skin analysis valued at $275. Plus, take home a free 1.7 oz cleansing foam (a $12.50 value) with any Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare purchase at the event.Hairstyling by Sultra Artistic Director Omar Lopez6 PM Sit down for a free styling session with Omar Lopez, and experience Sultra’s new Bombshell 1-inch rod curling iron.Sephora Soho 555 Broadway (Prince & Spring Streets)Private special appearance**Harajuku Lovers is giving you an exclusive sneak peek at their newest fragrance collection, Wicked Style. Harajuku Lovers is taking to the streets in a branded fragrance truck looking for some wicked style fun. Follow @harajukulover_g on Twitter to find out where the truck will be throughout the day to grab samples and great giveaways. The first 100 people who purchase the special Harajuku Lovers Fashion’s Night Out fragrance set at Sephora Soho will receive a wristband, which will ensure getting your Wicked Style fragrance signed by the leader of the pack, Gwen Stefani. Enter to win tickets to the L.A.M.B. fashion show during New York Fashion Week. Get pampered with Harajuku-inspired makeovers from MAKE UP FOR EVER and T3.Sephora Times Square1500 Broadway(43rd & 44th Streets)Celebrate the launch of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture N°20 with celebrity DJ Alexandra Richards Join us for the worldwide pre-launch of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture, the chic new lipstick collection featuring the glamorous red shade N°20 Rouge Flamme, created especially for Sephora. Listen to celebrity DJ Alexandra Richards spin tunes, sip champagne and snack on sweets while you get your makeup done by an Yves Saint Laurent makeup artist. Then, enter to win one of three stunning pairs of YSL Tribute Too Red suede shoes (a $795 value). Sephora Lexington711 Lexington Avenue(57th & 58th STREETS)Get glam with Dior Have your makeup done up by Dior pros, who will be sharing backstage beauty secrets and creating luxurious fall eye looks featuring their amazing new Lash Maximizer set. Sephora Times SqUARE 200 West 42nd Street (At 7th Avenue)Temptu Presents: Runway to Reality7 PM Kat Von D special appearancePull up your front-row seat, and watch TEMPTU’s glamorous live models as they turn our store into their catwalk. Then, flip through their fabulous look book, and have your favorite high-fashion look re-created by a TEMPTU pro. You can get your picture snapped for our window by a professional photographer, then show it off to your friends on TEMPTU’s interactive site: Sephora 42nd & MadISON300 Madison Avenue (At 42nd Street)Laura Mercier presents: “Fresh-Faced & Flawless”Join Laura Mercier Global Makeup Artist Luis Soto and his team for on-the-spot complexion touch-ups and an exclusive look at Laura’s latest innovation, the Bonne Mine face palette. Signature cocktails will be flowing, and amazing prizes will be raffled off every hour, on the hour. Sephora 34th Street130 West 34th Street (7th Avenue & Broadway)Rock the runway with BenefitTry on beauty trends straight from Fashion Week with the worldwide debut of Femme Metale, the newest addition to the Maggie & Annie Collection. Enjoy runway-inspired makeup lessons, posh party favors, cool new music, plus a special appearance by makeup trend artist Maggie Ford Danielson.Sephora Flatiron119 Fifth Avenue (At 19th Street)Become a Buxom babe Get buxom-ized with a free makeover inspired by your favorite Buxom girl. Whether you’re a Dolly, a Katie, a Sugar or a Trixie, you’ll leave with a sinfully sexy new look, a deluxe free gift and a chance to win Leslie Blodgett-signed beauty. Sephora Union Square45 East 17th Street (At Union Square)Sync up with Hourglass celebrity makeup artist Gina BrookeJoin Hourglass Artistic Director Gina Brooke for a performance-art synchronized makeup show, followed by consultations with Hourglass artists and hairstyling by HerCut.Sephora 76th & Broadway 2164 Broadway(76th & 77th Streets)Road-test runway looks with NARS NARS makeup pros are heading straight from the shows to Sephora. Stop in for a special Fashion’s Night Out eye makeover, and let them re-create a hot-off-the-runway look just for you.Sephora 67th & 3rd Avenue 1149 3rd Avenue (AT 67th Street)Celebrate 10 years of eco-chic beauty with tarteWish tarte a happy birthday, and help celebrate the launch of their TEN Anniversary Collection with a makeover from one of their natural-beauty experts. Then enter to win one of several eco-fabulous raffle prizes, and take home a free gift with any tarte purchase at the event. Sephora Columbus Circle10 Columbus Circle(58th & 60th Streets)Too Faced presents: Eye Love Fashion Celebrate Too Faced’s eye shadow collections with makeovers using products from their coveted eye shadow collections, Swarovski crystal tattoos and a glamorous gift with purchase. Plus, be one of the first 50 people to sit for a consultation, and get a full-size Starry Eye Liner—free.Stop by these locations for cool refreshments, sweet treats and free makeovers from some of our favorite brands.

New from Tarina Tarantino! HyperNova Nail Laquer.

16 Aug

When I saw it, it HAD to be mine. Don’t care if it is technically still “summer”.  I LOVE this color and needed to slap it on my hands pronto. Actually the new liners, and eye palette from Tarina all are crying for your attention. I’d definitely check it out folks!

TARINA TARANTINO Supernova Nail Lacquer

What it is: An array of metallic shades to create a brilliantly modern manicure. What it does: This fast-drying formula is designed to lavish your nails in hypnotizing color, in just one-to-two coats. Try Tarina’s stunning hues: Empire (peacock), Starchild (silver), and Meteor Night (dark blue). What else you need to know: This formula is free of toluene and formaldehyde.

Here are pics of it on my paws! 🙂 I am in LOVE. I could have easily gotten away with one coat. It went on smooth and no streaks. I could easily compare it to CHANEL Le Vernis – Nail Colour . Except without the $23 price tag. So far Tarina has 3 shades of her nail laquer. I beg of thee to go check them out.

P.S. they are cleaned up I was a little excited and snapped pics anyway.


Tokidoki. Okie dokie!

15 Mar

Sephora is not giving the make up game any rest! Recently, they released Tarina Tarantino.. a line make up junkies such as my self waited patiently for. Just a month later they are rolling out the red carpet for Tokidoki . Some of you may remember when Smashbox had a collection for Tokidoki (limited edition).

I am in love with the packaging! With prices and color ranges they are defintely going head to head with Urban Decay. The collection will include a full range of make up as well as accessories and trinkets.

Let me know what you think of the collection after you see it!



Voluptuousness. In a bottle.

20 Jan

This comes as no suprise to those of you who watch the Kardashians…and the many who love Kim Kardashians. In collaberation with Lighthouse Beauty, she will release her first fragrance February 3,2010.

I am a fan of Kim Kardashian and really excited about the release! I don’t buy 16 million perfumes, because I know what works for me. I stick to musky scents and some can be obnoxious (in a good way), honestly they work for my personality and style. To name a few of my faves; Thierry Mugler’s Angel, Sarah Jessica Parker’s Lovely, Narcisco “Her”, Chanel No.5, and Kiehl’s orginal musk.

The fragrance, in my opinion has a light musky undertone….it still it light and flirty, and a great scent for every day.

Here is a description of the notes in the perfume:

Top Notes: Mandarin,Honey Suckle, Orange Blossom

Middle Notes: Pink Jasmine, Tuberose, Sensual Spice, Lush Gardenia

Base Notes: Jacaranda Wood, Tonka Bean, Vanilla Orchid, Sexy Musk, Creamy Sandalwood

Kim says that she has been love with fragrance all her life, her father, Bob Kardashian , use to bring her perfume from his travels all over the world. And now she has created her own,”voluptuous” scent.

Now get a pin and write this down! Kim will be making personal appearances at the following Sephora stores:

February 4th South Beach, Miami
February 10th, 5th Ave NYC
February 17th ,Century City, Santa Monica, Ca
February 27th, Venetian,LV


She looks good in the pic, no?

Sad luxurious occassion.

12 Jan

So if you have ever purchased Louis Vuitton, you must know about
It is,after all, the ONLY ,authorized AUTHENTIC etailer of Louis Vuitton. You can also find Pucci, Dior and a host of other leaders of the “luxury” pack. In June,they will close their retail operations.Eluxury is a part of LVMH, an umbrella that also includes Marc Jacobs, and The Beauty Authority: Sephora. Not that my paychecks could keep the site afloat, I still love surfing it. And if you aren’t a train ride away from Manhattan, dot com maybe the most accessible for your fashion fix. Click the link below to get further deets:

Eluxury’s Exit