Thursday, December 9, 2010

Caudalie Sale!

Just in time for Christmas.....

Monday, November 8, 2010

My new favorite product!

Anyone who reads my blog will know I'm a huge fan of Easy Eye Solutions Instant Eye Tuck and Dark Circle Treatment and their Illuminating Eye Cream - the best products I have ever found to treat puffiness and dark circles and help eliminate fine lines. Well they've gone and done it again with their new cosmetic undereye highlighting pen aptly named Undercover! Not only does it help hide dark circles and reduce puffiness but it seems to disguise fine lines under the eyes and also treats the skin to help reduce all these further with continued use. All three products work in conjunction with each other to give maximum benefit for amazingly younger looking skin around the eyes - my must have product!

Go to for more information and to purchase these wonders!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A special offer from Sibu Beauty

I've been taking Sibu Beauty's Sea Buckthorn Oil supplements daily for about 6 months now and I swear by them. My friend even commented yesterday on how good my skin looks and asked what I do to get it like that. I do look after my skin but I'm convinced these are making my skin look unlined, softer and smoother as well as making my hair and nails grow at a rapid rate!

Go to:  For a special offer so you can experience the great results that I have!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Robin Antin's must haves!

I recently had the pleasure of working with Robin Antin of the Pussycat Dolls and we got to talking about our favorite products and what we keep in our makeup bags/bathrooms at all times. Here are the products Robin has to have and a few I introduced her to and now are staples in her bag!

We took this when we were shooting Matt Goss' new video for 'Lovely Las Vegas' a few weeks ago. Matt appears at Caesars Palace every Friday and Saturday night in a show produced by Robin - go and check it out if you're in town!

  1. Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Spray  - as Robin appears onstage a lot with the Pussycat Dolls Review she likes to make sure she's bronzed all over minus the sun damage!
  2. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero  - a truly black eyeliner that stays put during her performances.
  3. Makeup Forever Aqua Smoky Lash Mascara  - a deep black and totally waterproof mascara that doesn't budge during the hottest dance routines!
  4. Dior 5 Colors Designer Eye Shadow Palette in Smoky Design  - creates the most dramatic smoky eyes for stage and for evenings out on the town.
  5. Jouer Luminizing Tint in Bronzed  - gives a sheer glowy finish that isn't heavy and won't clog the skin when on the go.
  6. Face Stockholm Pot Gloss  - for amazing colors that aren't sticky, helpful when dancing!
  7. Benefit Gee That Was Quick Makeup Remover  - the easiest and quickest way to get all your makeup off when you're exhausted.
  8. StriVectin-SD Intensive Concentrate  - when the makeup comes off this is what I suggested to Robin to use to keep her skin looking amazing.
  9. Easy Eye Solutions Instant Eye Tuck and Dark Circle Treatment  - another of my suggestions to help keep the late nights from appearing under the eyes!
  10. Janson Beckett Beautifull Lips  - to keep lips moisturized, smooth and full.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I Care for Talika Event


WHO: Talika Paris and Fans Alike

WHAT: Art Event - Street campaign


9:00am @The Today Show/Rockefeller Center;

10:30am @Times Square;

11:30 am @Columbus Circle;

1:00 pm @Union Square;

2:00 pm @Washington Square;

4:00 pm @The Apple Store (5th Ave)

6:30pm @The Meatpacking District.

WHEN: Thursday September 23rd

9:00am until 8:00pm

WHY: To launch "I Care for Talika", Talika Paris' new online contest
in which entrants create an artistic vision of Talika for a chance to win a
trip to Paris and design the new Talika gift set packaging; and see artists
in action. The first comers will receive TALIKA products.

Follow the action on Twitter all day long and log onto Facebook to register for the contest.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Vote for my friend Barry J. Holmes' Photography Book

Hi guys! Please take a little time out of your day to vote for my amazingly talented friend the celebrity photographer Barry J. Holmes' book of his photography The front cover is a shoot I did with him with Vincent Kartheiser of Mad Men:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Fly by Matt Goss Video

I did the makeup for Matt Goss for this video when I used to live in London.It was shot at the famous Abbey Road Studios. Matt was and still is one of my favorite people to work with, we recently did a shoot in Vegas where he has a show at Caesars Palace every weekend - if you're there you should check it out!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

What I won't travel without - Lauren Sanchez from Extra

I was working with Lauren Sanchez at Extra the other day and we got to talking about products we won't leave home without, you know the favorite products you have that you can't be without when you travel. I have so many I have to check a bag for just them! Lauren narrowed that list down though to her absolute essentials and here they are:

  • Clarisonic Mia Brush - to keep her skin in tip top condition and really deep cleanse after a long day traveling or working she must have her Mia travel brush with her.
  • Murad skincare - this is her preferred range of skincare products, the face washes work particularly well with the Clarisonic brush and she loves the Nightly Hydro Lock night cream to replenish the moisture that traveling has taken out.
  • Easy Eye Solutions Illuminating Care - to help look refreshed after a long flight, this is her go to eye product.
  • Skinceuticals Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30 - to protect her skin from the harsh effects of the sun, this is Lauren's favorite sunscreen.
  • Dior Lip Glow - this is great for on Holiday to give Lauren's lips some natural color and protection woth SPF 30.
  • Moroccan Oil Treatment Oil - is what she uses to keep her hair so gorgeously shiny and in great condition.
  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation - gives a light natural finish which is all Lauren's skin needs to look perfect under the harsh studio lights or when she's doing outside shoots.
  • Cle De Peau Beauty Concealer - helps even out an imperfections that may occur suddenly and the small tube is ideal for putting in your purse and is airplane friendly.
  • Lorac Front of the Line Pro Liquid Eyeliner - is all that's needed to do a dramatic cat eye in an instant for when you have to rush off the plane to interview an A lister!
  • Benefit Bad Gal Mascara - one coat of this thickening mascara is enough to enhance Lauren's lashes .
  • Mac Individual Eyelashes - further enhance the cat eye in an instant, a few on the outer corners are a quick and easy way to take makeup from day to night.
  • Chanel Lipgloss in 104 - Lauren's favorite shade for everything from her TV appearances to dinner out with friends, it goes with any look.
  • The two other essentials she won't go ANYWHERE without are her iPad  and Fiji Water  !!

For more information about Extra go to
The set (above) and the makeup room (below) at Extra

Monday, July 19, 2010

Latest and greatest!

There are always lots of new products out there and I get to try most of them which is the major perk of my job and something I never get tired of! Not all products live up to their claims however but the ones that do make it to my latest and greatest list - read on to find out what they are.......

Nude Skincare Smoothing Body Refiner 6.8 fl oz (200 ml)Nude Smoothing Body Refiner  - This is a serum that smoothes out the skin and helps eliminate cellulite. I've been using it for a few weeks now and have definitely seen a difference. I also like the way it makes your skin feel firm immediately and gives it a healthy looking sheen.

Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Deep Wrinkle Facial Expression Line Serum  - This silky serum instantly tightens the skin and over time really diminishes deep wrinkles. It's also a perfect base for makeup.
Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle 1 fl oz.

StriVectin Instant Moisture RepairStriVectin Instant Moisture Repair   - A great daily moisturizer for skin that is dehydrated from the sun. It adds deep moisture and relieves fine dryness lines. Also good as a facial aftersun moisturizer.

The new Softlips PURE 100% Natural Lip Polish and the new Softlips PURE 100% Natural Lip Tint/Conditioner  both only available at Target stores) - These inexpensive lip products available at most drugstores are great! The lip polish is made of 100% natural ingredients including coconut and sugar and effectively removes dead dry flakes on the lips and leaves them soft and smooth. The Pure Lip Tint is also made of 100% natural products and gives a hint of color and shine and protects with an SPF 15.

St. Tropez Wash Off Instant Shimmer Stick 2.5ozSt. Tropez Wash Off Instant Shimmer Stick  - Is my new essential Summer product! It leaves a gorgeous bronze gloss on the skin, perfect for legs, arms and shoulders to enhance a tan or give you a light glow if you're pale.

Lancaster Deep Bronze Aqua Gel   - This is what I'm using on my face for some color, it is a light gel self tan, great if you have oily skin like me and gives a believable sunkissed color within a couple of hours.
Lancaster Self Tan Face, Deep Bronze Aqua Gel 1.7 fl oz (50 ml)
Liz Earle Sun Shade Botanical Aftersun Gel  - If it wasn't for this on my recent trip to Vegas I don't know what I'd have done. It saved my skin after a day of overdoing it slightly, I'm usualy good about sunscreen but in the middle of the Rehab pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel I forgot to reapply. The gel not only soothes, cools and rehydrates the skin, it smells amazing too.

June Jacobs - Intensive Age Defying Hydrating MasqueJune Jacobs Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Masque  - A facial skin saver! Use this creamy hydrating masque to replenish lost moisture in the skin after a day in the sun.

Givenchy Printed Lips  - My lipstain stayed on though (see above) thanks to this beautiful lipstain pen from Gievnchy. Looks like your own lips but better!

Origins Youthtopia Skin Firming Foundation  - The best foundation for Summer skin, it's lightweight formula leaves a radiant finish and it's ingredients firm and nourish the skin whilst providing SPF 15 protection.

Tarte Ten Natural Cheek Stain  - The product that started it all. A limited edition of the best blush for a natural long lasting flush.
Tarte TEN Natural Cheek Stain
Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Liner WaterproofBenefit Bad Gal Waterproof Eyeliner pencil  - A must in the Summer to avaid raccoon eyes! It stays put without smudging no matter how hot it gets or what you're doing!

Covergirl Fusion Lash Blast Mascara  - A great mascara for a huge lash look that enables you to wear less eye makeup during the heat but still giving your eyes some drama.
CoverGirl LashBlastFusion Mascara Very Black 860, 1 Tube
Jouer Hydrating Powder Bronzer  - If you prefer a matte finish then try this pretty bronzer that looks so natural and has a high SPF. Dust lightly all over the face, neck and decollete for some color and sun protection.

(Some products I bought and some were provided to me)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Baring your body for Summer TV appearance

For most of us baring more skin in the Summer is a horrifying thought and especially for me as I was going the the July 4th Rehab pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas I researched products that would make me look as good as possible, in as short a time as possible, and here they are:

Eight Body Dry Brushing System + Moisturizer

Silhouette Anit Cellulite Cream + Tonus B12 Draining Body Cream by Karin Herzog to go direct to the product go to

Sampar Lift Me Up Bust Cream

DDF Pedi-Cream also available at Sephora

Lorac Tantalizer Firming Body Bronzing Mousse also available at Sephora

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Talika Love Your Lashes Contest

Hey everyone!

Here is a chance to win some gorgeous products from Talika, I love the Lipocils Expert, it really makes your lashes grow. So....what are you waiting for?! Go to their Facebook page (link below) and sign up to win loads of great prizes!

Entrants can register through Facebook between now and July 31st to receive a FREE Lipocils Expert, the new natural lash boosting formula proven to increase lash length by 36%, deepen lash color by 50% and give lashes 50% more natural curve. After using the product for 28 days, entrants are required to submit a video between July 18th and August 31st that documents their experience and results. A panel of judges will select a grand prizewinner, to be announced September 3rd.

Here is a breakdown of the prizes:

· Grand Prize: A collection of Talika products worth $1000, with products for eye contour lashes and brows, along with anti aging skin care. Winner will be featured on and the Talika Twitter account and Facebook Fan Page.

· 2nd Prize: A collection of Talika products worth $500. Winner will be featured on and the Talika Twitter account and Facebook Fan Page.

· 3rd Prize: A 6-month supply of Lipocils Expert to keep lashes big, bold and beautiful.

Talika Lipocils Expert(R) 0.35 oz

Monday, June 28, 2010

My laptop has died!

Sorry for the recent lack of posts but my laptop has died. I'm writing this from my iPhone! I will do a proper post when I get my new laptop as it's hard to write properly on this.

Be back soon!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Caviehue Thermal Mud Mask

As anyone who reads my blog knows I LOVE face masks! There are a lot out there and I've tried most of them. Some just make you feel nice and relaxed but you don't really notice a difference in your skin, well....I've found one that does! Caviehue Thermal Mud Mask is a thick gooey mud mask that is easy to apply and remove with the sponge that comes with it (some practically need a scourer to get them off!) After my first use my skin looked cleaner, felt softer and had a rosy glow from where it had revved up my circulation. I'm now hooked and will be hiding in, a couple of nights a week to use it!

Monday, June 7, 2010

How to be a beautiful bride - TV appearance

Here is my TV appearance for achieving that bridal glow:

The products are:

Lipocils Expert by

Lightbox by (available at Neiman Marcus)

Tan Towel Self Tan by (available at Sephora)

Mineral Essence Powder Foundation by

Beach Tint by

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hollywood's Best Kept Secret....

I've recently been testing a new product called Instant Eye Tuck & Dark Circle Treatment and Illuminating Eye Cream by These products are designed to be used in conjunction with each other to treat dark circles, puffiness and lines. Well I must say they make an amazing difference, not only instantly (as the name suggests) but with continued use the results just keep getting better. I'm not the only one who thinks so either, I know that quite a few A-Listers in Hollywood (men and women) are using this as their secret weapon against aging - I can't tell you who they are or I'd have to kill you! Take it from me though if you struggle with bags, lines or dark circles, no matter what your age, these are the products for you.

A tip on how to use them:

A little goes a long way so only use the tiniest drop and apply with a concealer brush, the Illuminating Eye Cream first and after that's sunk in apply the Instant Eye Tuck and let settle before applying makeup.

Top Anti Wrinkle Products!

Here is my latest TV appearance for a segment on the latest and greatest anti wrinkle products:

The products are:

Extreme Line Reducing Care by

Instant Eye Tuck & Dark Circle Treatment and Illuminating Eye Care by

Youthful Lip Retinol Serum and Youthful Lip Cream by

Mal-Ligne Wrinkle Eraser by

Sea Buckthorn Liquid Supplement by

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

No Makeup!

I've been watching Hoda and Kathie Lee on the Today show on NBC these past few mornings and tomorrow they are going to go live on TV makeup free! This got me thinking to how you could look your best without any makeup whatsoever. If you find yourself in this situation - maybe camping with a new boyfriend and you don't want to seem high maintenance for instance, here's how to prepare:

  1. Leading up to the time in question I suggest getting your eyebrows and eyelashes dyed. Unless you are naturally very dark this makes a huge difference to your face.
  2. Use eyelash curlers and eyedrops to give yourself a wide awake doe eyed look in seconds - I love Naphcon A eyedrops  and Talika heated eyelash curlers
  3. To combat puffiness and minimize dark circles use a product such as Instant Eye Tuck & Dark Circle Treatment combined with Illuminating Eye Cream by to look instantly brighter.
  4. Use a little petroleum jelly on your eyebrows to keep them in place. on your lashes to give them a sheen and on your cheekbones to highlight.
  5. Have a facial a few days before to give yourself a glow and get rid of rough patches, not one that brings out blemishes, more of a soothing one with a facial massage.
  6. Use a serum in the morning that revs up circulation to give your face a touch of natural color, like you've just been for a run. My choice is Morning Recovery Serum by Orlane
  7. To give your lips some color and fullness use Beautifull Lips by Janson Beckett this is a moisturizer that plumps lips and brings out their natural rosiness. It's not glossy so it's not cheating!
These tips will make you feel a little better even if they don't compensate for not wearing any makeup at all!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


It's been a while since I last posted something, I've been so busy with work and traveling that I haven't had time. I have been in NY working on the new Reebok Reetone campaign and doing 4 fashion shoots for Italian Cosmo (some of which were in the desert). I will post something soon, maybe even tonight!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

24 loves Votre Vu!

I was invited to an event recently at The Sunset Marquis Hotel and was introduced to a line of skincare products from France called Votre Vu. I immediately became obsessed with the Amour D'ore which is a golden hued multi vitamin oil for use on the face, body and hair - perfect to take on holiday! Well it seems I'm not the only one who loves this line, the cast of 24 do too! Here is a letter from them:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Vote for Hourglass Cosmetics Fluid Veil Foundation!

Please vote for Hourglass Cosmetics Fluid Veil Foundation in the Juli B Style Awards - it's my foundation of choice for my clients and myself!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Skyn Iceland - Birthday Bash Event


Sephora and skyn ICELAND Celebrate 5 Years of Less Stress

Skyn ICELAND’s BIRTHDAY BASH, a Sephora fĂȘte – Icelandic-style – features a full day of stress-relieving services, accompanied by a stress-and-skin educational session led by skyn ICELAND founder Sarah Kugelman and a panel of health and wellness experts.

Sarah will share her inspiration for developing skyn ICELAND; relating her personal story on the harmful effects of stress and her commitment to minimizing the effects of stress on skin. Experts in the fields of skincare, cardiology, nutrition, holistic health, yoga and pilates will also share their expertise and provide helpful solutions to better manage stress and minimize its impact on overall health.

Following each 20 minute panel session, Sarah and her team of experts will be available to answer specific client questions while Sephora cast members will be stationed throughout the store to pamper clients using skyn ICELAND products.

Each treatment has been uniquely designed to treat one of the five effects of stress on skin:






Skyn ICELAND’s Birthday Bash will take place at select Sephora stores from March 31st through mid April.
  • Times Square, NYC – March 31st from 12pm – 6pm
  • 86th and Lexington Avenue, NYC – April 1st from 3pm – 8pm
  • Santa Monica, CA – April 10th from 12pm – 6pm 
  • 42nd and Madison Avenue, NYC – April 16th from 12pm – 6pm
  • SoHo, NYC – April 17th from 1pm – 7pm

In honor of skyn ICELAND’s 5 year anniversary at Sephora, three limited-edition value kits (exclusively available at Sephora) will help detox, calm and heal stressed skin.

Clean Sweep Kit, $35 ($45 value)

Glacial Cleansing Cloths

Glacial Face Wash

Eye Relief Kit, $45 ($65 value)

Icelandic Relief Eye Pen

Icelandic Relief Eye Cream

Redness Relief Kit, $55 ($110 value)

Antioxidant Calming Serum

The ANTIDOTE Quenching Daily Lotion

Five years of peace, serenity and stress-free, beautiful skin

Sunday, April 4, 2010

My top 10 places in LA for looking and feeling good.

If you live in or are going to visit LA these are the places that you should have in your address book:

  1. The best dermatologist in LA! Dr Daniel Behroozan completely got rid of my Sebaceous Hyperplasia in one visit and makes you feel totally looked after. Nothing is too much trouble.
  2. For one on one personal training you have to go to Laura, she makes you laugh as she puts you through your paces. I actually look forward to working out now!
  3. If you need your hair cut, colored or just blown out, look no further than the gorgeous  Neil George Salon in Beverly Hills. You might even see an A lister!
  4. For great facials this is the salon to go to. It's in Santa Monica so you can go for a walk on the beach after and pretend that's where your newfound glow came from!
  5. This beauty studio inside Fred Segal's in Santa Monica is a mecca to all beauty junkies. They sell a range of hard to find beauty products. If you're anything like me you'll spend all day in there.
  6. Okay so this isn't really a beauty place but they do the best frozen yogurt and hey it's good for the digestion! You can mix your own from numerous flavors like island banana and red velvet and add toppings, when I'm being good I have fruit on top!
  7. Pevonia Botanica YSSC Rosacea Skin Pack (Your Skin Care Solution) Not only a lovely place to stay, it's right on the beach but they do an amazing facial with Pevonia products  for rosacea. A great way to come back from your vacation feeling and looking good.
  8.  Are you looking for a brighter smile? Look no further than Dr Eddie Siman of Millenium Dental. Quick and painless and you leave looking years younger.
  9. St. Tropez Self Tanning Gift Set If you are feeling a little pale and in need of a quick glow, take a trip to Kinara Spa for an airbrush St. Tropez tan  It's customized to your skintone and they even do contouring to emphasize those muscles you now have from working out with Laura!
  10. One of my favorite places to relax in LA. Just the setting and the calming sounds of the ocean will help stress melt away and make you look and feel relaxed and you might even get a tan just remember the SPF!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My latest TV

Here is the segment yesterday in Las Vegas on KTNV:

The products are:

Timeless Eye Contour by

Instantly Ageless by

Alpha Derma CE by

NuFace by

Clarisonic Opal by

Monday, March 22, 2010

Makeup Bag Essentials

There are a few items everyone should have in their makeup bag. With these you can create almost any look from natural daytime to a full on evening makeup.

Here is a list of my recommendations:

Benefit Cosmetics "Hello Flawless!" SPF 15 "I'm Cute As A Bunny" HoneyPowder foundation: I use one every day, it evens out your skin in a flash and sometimes you don't even need a concealer. My pick is Hello Flawless by which also has an SPF in it so you can top up your sun protection all day!

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ZeroBlack eyeliner pencil: This you can use to give subtle definition or go for an all out smoky eye. Useful to keep in your bag for touch ups too. My favorite is 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero by it stays on all day and is waterproof, I also like Oil Slick which is black with a tiny silver glitter in it - perfect for night.

Black powder eyeshadow: I always use black powder shadow over eyeliner to set it and you can use this to add drama too by smoking it outwards and lining under the eyes too. My choice is Black 4 by Makeup Forever available at

A palette of neutral shadows that you can create different looks with, going from extremely natural with light sheeny shades to dramatic evening with the more shimmery shades combined with the previous black pencils and shadows. I love 5 Coleurs in Earth Reflection by 5 Color Iridescent Eyeshadow - No. 609 Earth Reflection - 6g/0.21oz

Eyebrow pencil: Your face isn't finished until you have defined your brows. It's amazing what a difference it makes. Choose a pencil in your shade from their Instant Brow Pencil comes with a spooly brush on the other end making it wasy to achieve perfect brows, even on the go.

Black mascara: I know everyone says you should wear brown mascara if you're blonde but I like the added definition and depth that black mascara gives to every coloring. My favorite is Deep Color Mascara in Black 01 by   for US readers go to also available at and

Powder blusher: This is the easiest to apply, especially for touch ups. I prefer a pinky peachy shade which suits most coloring, if you have very dark skin opt for a plummy shade. The one I use all the time is powder blush in Catalina.

Powder Bronzer: Great for any skin to add warmth and cheekbones if shaded underneath the apple! It's best to choose a matte formula that isn't too orange so it looks natural during the day and add shimmer with a highlighter at night. The best I've come across is matte bronzer in Suntan.

Lipliner: A neutral shade can be used to define lips and add a base for gloss. I don't like just lining the outside of the lips, I always fill in too so that you don't end up with a ring around the edges when your gloss wears off! A great choice is Lipliner in Natural or Blush (for pinkier lips) by

Hourglass Cosmetics Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss - PrimalLipgloss: This is entirely your choice of texture and color. You can go for ultra glossy, plumping or a sheeny balm depending on your preference. Good picks are: Ultra glossy - Extreme Sheen by , Plumping - Instant Plump Volumizing Lip Shine by (also available at CVS), Balm: Sugar Lip Treatment in original (no color) or Rose by which has an SPF 15, great for the summer months to stop lips drying out in the sun.

Naphcon-A Allergy Relief Eye Drops .5 fl oz (15 ml)Eyedrops: After a long day my eyes get red and no matter how great your makeup is, this can definitely spoil a look! I keep a bottle of Naphcon A eyedrops (available at all good drugstores)  with me all the time, they not only relieve redness totally but also stop itching and irritation from allergies.

Last but not least I like to keep a makeup finishing spray in my bag to set my makeup but also refresh during the day. I cannot do with 10 Years Younger by - it has come to my rescue many a time!
Skindinavia 10 Years Younger Makeup Finish 2 oz.