Summer Travel Beauty Must Haves with Elizabeth Arden

You know the beauty brand – Elizabeth Arden.. the red doors… the spa… the mini capsules that hold the fountain of youth… maybe your mom used it? Mine did.

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I was invited to a pretty fab event earlier this month – BLOG MEETS BRAND- more on this later. At this event I was asked to get a makeover and test out a handful of Elizabeth Arden goodies.


Listen I am a glutton for beauty products and they DID say makeover.. so it was a win! These days between poopy blowout diapers that creep up through the NECK… I mean the NECK people. how does poop travel up the back and out the neck in a 5 month old?

I digress.

What I’m trying to say is… Mama needed a makeover and some beauty treats.

Alright, so I started with a beauty makeover at the Elizabeth Arden counter and the make up artist was the deal. I’m a snob when it comes to makeup artists – in my experience of being on broadway, off-broadway, commercials, music videos, stage and film, I have met their share of all kinds of make up artists.

I know my skin, I know my shade… I know what my makeup is supposed to do for me.

The makeup artist was fab. She matched my skin color SPOT ON! I have olive AND warm tones …this is NOT easy to match and often times I have to mix some potion to create my shade… but Elizabeth Arden did it… matched my shade, found a blush that matched, flawless finish and beautiful color…GASP! Good stuff.

Next – skincare.

I was given a generous supply of the Ceremide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum.

20130529-230349.jpgAlright so when I got home I tried this… it’s packed to the brim with hydration stuff. Ceramides comprise 50% of the essential lipids found in the skin and are essential in maintaining defense against sign of aging. You just pop the capsule and a super generous amount of serum comes out. I use is on my face and neck and decolletage! * first time I have EVER used that word* say wha!

I have been using it as a primer and this summer when we head off on our many travels… I think it would be a great addition to my beauty stash. It makes your skin look so great without makeup… might be my airplane look. Watch out!

I was also given a generous supply of Eight Hour Skin Protectant

20130529-230422.jpgThis stuff is pretty great. It was created by Elizabeth Arden herself back in 1930 and the formula has NEVER changed. So you know it’s a good potion. You can use this on your chapped hands, lips, elbows… all of it. It’s a thick vaseline type consistency and so far… i dig it. Easy to toss in your travel bag and head out to the beach!

I was also given a handful of colors in the Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss 20130529-230401.jpg

All I have to say is My lip gloss is cool… my lip gloss be poppin. Yes. Great consistency, and stays for a bit also offers high-shine, increased moisture with Mango and Shea Butters with a light vanilla scent. I have been wearing these alone AND with a lip liner and blending it in. There is a mirror on the side of the lipgloss case and this makes it easy for those sailing trips or park trips or beach trips when you have to look all editorial for a hot second! But really… chasing around kidlets in this luxurious lip gloss works too.

So there ya have it. Elizabeth Arden products have found their way into my travel beauty stash this season. I would never..ever… have tried this brand if it wasn’t for this sponsored post.

But honestly –

  • The makeup stayed for about 6 hours and held up to drinks, lights and NY crazy weather.
  • The potions and lotions feel very hydrating… which is key in these coming summer months.

Give it a try!

This summer, while you are packing your travel bags don’t forget to toss in a few   Summer Beauty Products From ElizabethArden.


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*This post was sponsored by Elizabeth Arden, while i was paid for this post, all opinions are my own*

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Orogold 24 Karat Gold Multi-Vitamin Day Moisturizer – Beauty REVIEW

There is nothing that can make a gal feel absolutely exquisite than slapping on some 24 Karat gold on her face.

That’s right girls… I’ve been using this amazing OROGOLD – 24 Karat Multi-Vitamin day Moisturizer for the past month and I gotta say… it’s luxurious.

Not a stitch of makeup and my skin looks fresh. (no filter added to this pic)


Now I do have my mom to thank for my skin but as I age I also need to do my part in maintaining what my mama gave me.

The OROGOLD – 24 Karat Multi-Vitamin day Moisturizer is an extravagant purchase and if your pockets can handle the $178 for 1.7 OZ then I say GO FOR IT!


I have been using this moisturizer in the mornings and have been slathering it on my face and neck and have noticed a difference in my skin… softer, brighter and smoother.

Beauty is only skin deep and my skin is feeling mighty beautiful these days!

What ever am I to do when I run out of my stash!

*I was not paid for this post. I was provided with a sample of the 1.7oz moisturizer for purposes of this review. All opinions are my own and honest*

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Hello Kitty – Sephora

If you don’t know, I am a closet Hello Kitty fan!

In my younger years I had waaay too many Hello Kitty things. Like tissues and books and lipgloss and even a humidifier!  While I am not a hard core Hello Kitty groupie, I am still always drawn toward that iconic kitty!

The fab PR gals over at Sephora sent me the latest Hello Kitty Graffitti Collection.

And I am in LUUURVE!!

I love this eye and cheek color palette! So cute, so fun and so very totally playful!

Be sure to check out WWW.SEPHORA.COM to get the full scoop on all things Hello Kitty!


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