Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tina Fey (30) Rocked at The SAG Awards - Get Her Look Here!

Gita Bass for Votre Vu created Best Actress in a Comedy Nominee Tina Fey's classic look for the 2012 SAG Awards tonight, using Votre Vu Skincare and Makeup.

"We were inspired by Tina's black strapless Versace gown. We wanted her look to be equally classic and sexy," says Gita.

Gita started by spritzing the face with Votre Vu Amour D’Ore Multi-Vitamin Oil for Face, Body and Hair. "It adds long-lasting hydration, primes for makeup and gives the complexion a gorgeous glow," she says. Next, she applied Votre Vu Tragic Magic Rescue Creme to soothe and eliminate any redness.

To create the appearance of a smooth and bright eye area, Gita patted on Votre Vu Tout le Monde Antioxidant Eye Gelee and layered Votre Vu SpecialEyes Intensive Eye Treatment on top. She then brushed on Votre Vu WonderBrows in Eva to add definition to Tina's natural arch.

Next, she used Votre Vu Sensational Eyes Eye Primer in Medium on the lids as a budge-proof eye makeup base. To prep her lips for color, Gita dabbed on the moisturizing Votre Vu Champagne Kisses Volume Enhancing Lip Balm.

Since Tina's look shows a bit of skin, Gita generously applied the nourishing Votre Vu Snapdragon Antioxidant-Rich Citrus Body Drench all over. She followed up by spritizing Votre Vu Amour D’Ore Multi-Vitamin Oil for Face, Body and Hair on her decolletage and shoulders for an added sheen.

Finally, to set the look and create a radiant finish, Gita dusted on Votre Vu Mineral Powder in Light. "I also made Tina put the powder in her clutch so she can do touch-ups throughout the night" said Gita.

Get The Look: Parker Posey at Sundance

Kelsey Deenihan for Votre Vu created the look of Parker Posey for the premiere of “Price Check” at the Sundance Film Festival.  Below she tells you how she created the look: 

"Below freezing temperatures is never good for ANYONE'S skin. We get red around the nose, chapped lips, and our skin becomes very dehydrated. Before starting Parker's makeup this morning I had to take my time and replenish the skin's moisture and nourish it with products that would last her all day.

Today I really wanted to make sure I had Parker's skin hydrated and protected for a full day out in the elements, and fully prepared to wear makeup for a long day of press.

I started off by toning Parkers skin with Votre Vu’s Fleur Blanc Tonic. I used a cotton round and moistened it with tonic and wiped it across the face and neck. This refreshing first step leaves the skin silky soft and ready for the following Votre Vu skincare."

Personally, I really like Parker's "au natural" look here.  I would even go so far as to say it's a "best in show."

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

La Fresh Giveaway - Winner Announcement

Congratulations to EIEIO30! You're the winner of the La Fresh giveaway. Please DM me with your email address.  Thanks to everyone who entered! I'll post another giveaway soon so please check back :)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Beautisol Self Tanner

You're probably sick of me reviewing self tanners at this point but I feel it is my duty to review as many as possible so I can provide as many opinions on self tanner brands as humanly possible.  This time I decided to try Beautisol self tanner because I read somewhere that it has no scent.  It does have a scent however it's definitely not as bad as other brands.  I got a few samples to test that came with really helpful "how-to" cards that contain tips and tricks for the perfect glow - very helpful for self tanner newbies.

Beautisol claims to have the most natural resulting color on the market "due to an innovative DHA that also prevents oxidative stress" (DHA is the ingredient in self tanners that makes your skin change color by oxidizing with the air within a few hours of contact with your skin. Very similar to how an apple browns once you bite into it and the flesh comes in contact with the air)

I do agree that the self tanner produced a very natural color and I loved that it appeared almost immediately.

The Dark Self-Tanning Lotion for Body retails for $39 - buy it here

The Face Self Tanner retails for $26 - buy it here

Disclosure: samples were provided to me to test

Thursday, January 19, 2012

La Fresh Eco-Beauty Wipes + GIVEAWAY!

La Fresh Eco-Beauty wipes are the on-the-go beauty wipes that remove makeup, nail polish, dirt and grime with just one swipe! These refreshing wipes are travel essentials whether you're going to Hong Kong, Miami or just a quick trip to Whole Foods.

My favorite is the Instant Body Soother - it has a great peppermint scent and works wonders to de-grime post- plane, train or car ride.  It leaves no residue and is 100% biodegradable!

The wipes are available in full size pouches for daily use in addition to single packets and there's quite a variety to choose from!

Travel wipes selection:
• Anti-Bacterial
• Shoe Shine
• Lens Cleaning
• Deodorant for Men
• Hydrating Lotion
• Makeup Remover
• Nail Polish Remover
• Deodorant for Women
• Eyes & Lips Makeup Remover
• Feminine Hygiene
• SPF 30 Sunscreen
• DEET-FREE Insect Repellent
• Wet & Dry Dual Action Screen Cleaning

Want to enter to win your a trial pack of La Fresh wipes? Leave a comment below telling me why you'd like to win! A winner will be chosen on Monday, January 23.

Disclosure: samples were provided to me to test

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tocca Graciella - A True Pleasure for the Senses

Graciella is Tocca's most recent fragrance launch that "pays homage to the unparalleled beauty and sophistication of Grace Kelly."  I must admit that I'm extremely picky when it comes to fragrance. I don't like anything too sweet nor too musky.  Graciella was the perfect combination of a fresh, perfect-for-daytime scent that has subtle undertones of a musk that makes it just a tiny bit sexy.  I have to say that I just love this fragrance. It's become my daily go-to and the bottle looks stunning on my dresser.

About the fragrance:
Top Notes: Bitter Orange, Asian Pear, Watery Apricot
Middle Notes: Casablanca Lily, Ylang Ylang from Comoros Islands, Karma Fleur, Rose de Mai
Bottom NOtes: Creamy Iris, Cashmere Musk, Benzoin from Laos

Retails for $68 and is available at Sephora and

Disclosure: samples were provided to me to test

Monday, January 2, 2012


I think what I love most about Smashbox's Halo Hydrating Perfecting Bronzer (aside from the golden glow) is the packaging. You can twist the top so and "shave off" however much you want so you get a perfect, even application every time. It's also great for travel! You never really have to worry about cracking or breaking and although I've only had it for about a week or so, a little goes a long way.  It just gives the most gorgeous bronze color that's not too matte but has very little, if any, shimmer.  It is perfect if you want a natural look and it doesn't feel or look cake-y, which is oh-so-important.  As Travis from Clueless would say, "two very enthusiastic thumbs up!"  It costs $39 and is available here!

Disclosure: samples were provided to me to test