Thursday, December 29, 2016

Best in beauty: 2016

                                                                             






Skin care


Cleanser- Yes to Coconuts Melting Cleanser, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters with white tea, and Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser. 

                                                        

                                                     

Treatments- Dr. Brandt Needles No More 3 D Filler Mask, Drunk Elephant C - Ferma Day Serum, SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

                                                         

                             

Mask- Sephora Mud Mask with Zinc and Copper, Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask

                                                                   


                                                         

Facial oil- Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil, Bobbi Brown Extra, Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Oil

                                                                        

Scrub/exfoliator- Pixi Glow Peel Pads

                                                    

Day Moisturizer- Yonka Creme 11, Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream

                                                     

Night Moisturizer- Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream

                                                                       


Body care


Body wash- Molton Brown Ylang Ylang body wash


                                                              

Moisturizer- L'Occitane Almond Milk Veil

De-stress- A diffuser with essential oils of lavender, spearmint, and peppermint. 





Hair care

Shampoo and conditioner- Alterna Caviar Anti Aging Replenishing Moisture

Tools- Dyson Supersonic

                                                         


 Nails 

Polish- Smith and Cult 1972 is inspired by a rose gold silk lame dress. 


                                                                  

Topcoat- INM Out The Door Topcoat

Cuticle oil- Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil

Nail file- Diane Smoothing D966







 Makeup


 Primer- Laura Mercier Oil Free

 Foundation- Guerlain Parure Gold

 Fuller coverage foundation- Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation and Concealer

                                                                        

 Concealer-  RMS Un-coverup

 Powder- Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder

 Bronzer- Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer in 'Bronzer'

 Blusher- Bobbi Brown Tawny

 Highlighter- Marc Jacobs Glow Stick in Spotlight 

 Brows- Sonia Kashuk brow pencil 

 Eye primer- NARS Smudge Proof

 Eyeshadow- Dior Mono in Cosmopolite


                                                                     


 Palette/quad- Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance, Tom Ford Honeymoon Quad, and the Viseart Theory Palette in Cashmere



                                                             

 Eyeliner pencil- Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Smoky Eye Color Pencil

                                                             


                                                               



 Mascara- Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir

 Lip balm- Carmex (available at any drugstore)

 Lipstick pencil- Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Rich Nude

 Lipstain/pot- RMS Lip2cheek in Diabolique

 Lip liners- MAC, Prestige (assorted shades)

 Day lipstick- NARS Barbara

 Night lipstick- Oribe Lip Lust in The Violet or The Red

                                               

 Perfume- Replica Lipstick On, Penhaligon's Much Ado About The Duke, Vilhelm Parfumerie in Dirty Velvet. 


                                         

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Flashback issue: Vogue US December 2000 with Nicole Kidman

I have a collection of fashion and beauty magazines that go back to the 90's, and I recently pulled out this issue that is well known for it's stunning cover. It inspired my party wardrobe and makeup for the month of December.


US Vogue December 2000 hit newsstands right around the time Moulin Rouge was in theaters. The cover girl is a ruby red haired Nicole Kidman.

 Cover look:
 "Siren song"

Nicole Kidman in costume as Satin, from the movie musical Moulin Rouge.
Red shot silk duchess-satin dress created by Catherine Martin and Angus Strathie.
Her makeup was Revlon Colorstay in Nude and Revlon Liquid Lip in Red Zinger.
Hair, Aldo Signoretti; makeup, Maurizio Silvi.
Photographer: Annie Leibovitz.









In ostrich feathers and sequins. 



Harold Zidler with the Diamond Dogs. 


John Leguizamo and Ewan Mcgregor sipping Absinthe. 



Satin on the swing. 




Time in a bottle: December 2016 favorites

                                                   Style: 




        Neha Dani Diamond Neptune Earrings
                                   




                      A La Russe Pencil Dress - F/W 2014 


                      Gianvito Rossi Satin Point Toe Pumps


                                            

                          
                                       Makeup inspirations:

                                           

Uma Thurman in Vogue Paris November 1994








                          

           

  

           
                                     
                                               Perfume:

                                         Balmain Ambre Gris


                                          Chanel Coco





                                                     


                              Body Care:
                       

                            L'Occitane Almond Duo





                             Skin care:

                           Sephora Mud Mask

                          Erno Laszlo Sensitive Duo

                  Weleda Skin Food (a lifesaver for winter)


                                    



Foundation: 

Guerlain Parure Gold
 
                                                                   

Concealer:

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

Guerlain Multi Perfecting






  Eyeshadow:

Bobbi Brown Ivory, Cement, and Smoke. 


Eyeliner:

Make Up For Ever Ink





Mascara:

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye





  Nail Colour:

Zoya Elisa 









Thursday, December 8, 2016

Modern Grace Gift Guide 2016

I'm sharing just a few favorites from my gift guide here. It includes all price points and the links. 

Happy shopping, and Merry Christmas! 



Olivia von Halle Perminova silk-satin nightdress






Aamaya by Priyanka Moon and Star rose-gold plated topaz earrings





                                                                     Joia Ornaments


Monday, November 28, 2016

Time in a bottle: November 2016 favorites

                                                         Style: 

                             All the constellations in the sky...




                                                     

                   Prada's fall 2016 gold embroidered velvet dress




Emilio Pucci Zodiac Blue Velvet Blazier

Available at 1stdibs. 


                       
                          
                                         Makeup inspirations:


                                     






             

                                       
                                                  Perfume: 

                                      Chanel Allure Sensuelle


                                        
                                                                                           
                                          



                                       John Varvatos Dark Rebel 


      
                                         
       
                        
                                
Skin Care:

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense 


Pond's Cold Cream




Years ago my pediatrician told me to use this when my cheeks became red and dry. It worked then, and it works now. I don't currently have skin problems, but this has protected my skin from the weather changes. If your skin is acting up and you wear makeup, try Pond's and see if it works for you.This, warm water, and a facial wash cloth remove all my makeup and lightly exfoliate.





Foundation: 

La Mer Soft Fluid 

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick


                                                                   

Concealer:

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage



                                        



Blush:

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Cola Pop 

Clinique Totally Tawny




  Eyeshadow:


Clinique All About Shadow in Black Honey










Mascara: 


Guerlain Cils d'Enfer So Volume



Lip products in my bag:




Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey

Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Berry Brown

Some of my favorite reds:
Illamasqua Box 


L'Oreal Blake's Red and Eva's Red 
The best reds in the drugstore. 


Besame 1935 Cherry Red 


Every woman should own a tube of Besame. 


Lip Liners:
MAC Cherry
NYX Retractable Lip Liner in Red



Nail Colour:


Essie Velvet Voyeur (Fall Into Fashion 2010)

OPI Eiffel For This Color (OPI France fall 2008)

Zoya Elisa (Diva fall 2012)

OPI Vodka and Caviar (OPI Russian- discontinued)

 



OPI Eiffel For This Color