This Is Where It’s App

Thursday, July 28, 2011 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, application tips, iphone app, ipur, ipurbeauty, makeup application, product highlights, tech, virtual makeover

Alright, it took some convincing, but I’ll finally admit it: the iPhone is pretty cool. After seeing the latest model in action, I was sufficiently impressed. Especially when it came to handling apps.


Going Blonde and Lookin’ Smurfy

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 | COLUMNS: Around Town, Blue Eye Shadow, Blue Pumps, film, Katy Perry, Katy Perry Smurf Dress, Pink Lipstick, Smurf Dress, Smurfs, The Smurfs 3D

Perry-Smurf Katy Perry looked smashing and Smurf-tastic at the New York movie premiere of “The Smurfs” on Sunday night. Perry combined her animated attitude and funky, fashion flair to create a literal display of the character she voiced for the film, Smurfette. This Smurf-Village girl was unforgettable in her white, mini dress with jeweled Smurfette on top. Her sun-kissed hair was so hot it’d melt your popsicle. Seriously, Perry’s new, golden locks definitely turned a few heads.


That Eyeliner is Stacked!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, application tips, Blending Eye Makeup, Blue Eye Makeup, Green Eye Makeup, Mineral Eye Liner, product highlights, Purple Eye Makeup, Stacking Eye Liner

Many of us already know the aesthetic joys of blending and stacking eye shadows. So many beautiful effects can be created with Glimmer-Pencils a smudge here and a dash of color there. A technique I also enjoy and get many compliments with is stacking eyeliners. Combining eyeliner shades is a great way to simultaneously add depth and a hint of color to your look. If you’re leery of using blue, purple, gold and green eye shadow, this is a great segue between a natural palette and more colorful looks. For this look, I use Onyx Mineral Eye Defining Pencil as a base, and any of the other pencil shades stack atop.


The Simple Joys of Leisure Diving

Monday, July 25, 2011 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, Uncategorized, 2011 fad, internet trend, leisure dive, leisure diving



Heat Wave Survival Kit

Friday, July 22, 2011 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

Bracing for another week of triple-digit heat? Don’t lose your cool. Here are a few tips and tricks to beat the heat from health experts across the web as well as our Atlanta-based beauty team. (Let’s just say we’re used to it by now.)


Get Matte with Perfectly Natural

Monday, July 18, 2011 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, control facial oil, matte powder, mattifying cosmetics, oily skin makeup, product highlights, stop face shine

While all of us long for a flawless finish to some degree, for those with oily skin, the path to perfection is often fraught with more pitfalls than most. The result of overactive sebaceous glands, oily skin produces more sebum—or natural oil—than normal. As a result, the skin frequently appears shiny, making makeup application difficult. Against this slicker surface, non-mineral makeup often struggles to adhere, and where it does, it runs the risk of clogging pores and causing breakouts.


Water-Resistant Makeup: a Summer Essential

Friday, July 15, 2011 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, eyeliner that doesn't smudge, long wearing lip gloss, make up that stays on, product highlights, water proof eyeshadow, water-resistant makeup, waterproof cosmetics

Water-resistant makeup is an absolute necessity during the hot summer months. Through rain or shine, surf and sweat, you want to look your best, and that means finding makeup that won’t budge under pressure. Fortunately, Pür Minerals has got you covered. With an array of smudge-proof, water-resistant makeup formulas in this season’s hottest shades, you can beat the heat, humidity and more without batting an eye.


Trend Alert: Hot Nails

Thursday, July 14, 2011 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized, fingernail polishes for summer, lacquered nails, polish colors for 2011, summer nail trends

Summer is all about fun, bright colors, and nowhere is that more apparent than in this year’s red-hot nail lacquer palette. From electric pinks to high-shine metallics, this season’s sexiest accessory is right at your fingertips—literally. Here’s a quick rundown some of the shades that should be on your fashion radar.


Stop and Smell the Fashion

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized, botanical, Dolce and Gabbana, fashion, Floral, prints, summer trends

DG Summer is in full bloom, and florals are all the rage. Big, bold botanicals have grown popular on the runway, from detailed, flowery scenes to large hibiscus and lily prints. Dolce and Gabbana presented lovely, garden party ensembles for Spring/Summer 2011, mixing and matching pieces for a more youthful take on a typically older trend. The idea has blossomed all over summer fashion on blouses, skirts, shoes, swimwear, jumpers, and accessories. You can go crazy and stack floral prints, or you can pair a single, standout piece with neutral details for a subtle, everyday look. Botanical prints are a great way to add colorful and feminine accents to your look, so don’t let your wardrobe wither. Take a moment to stop and smell the fashion!


Travel: St. Simons Island, Ga

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 | COLUMN: Away We Go

Shutterstock_1455359 There’s something about summer that just screams travel. Even when I’m en route to one place or another, I’m already planning my next destination. Some are local. Some are exotic. But no matter my mood or motivation, for some reason the travel bug bites harder in the hot summer months.


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