Thursday, January 31, 2013

favorite things.....

Being stuck indoors in this grey, cold weather has me reading more fashion/beauty magazines in the evening and is giving me more time to organize and sort through my beauty products.   When is the last time you sorted through all your beauty essentials and makeup?  I did and realized that since I did it about 6 months ago I have found some new and amazing products that I just love!  Wanted to share them with you!

One of my favorite finds is my Bain de Terre Keratin Protein (sulfate free!  That is the key!) Reconstructing Shampoo.  I first found this in the beginning of December while out shopping at Marshalls!  I bought it just because I needed some shampoo.  I am forever changed!  My hair went from dry and brittle and totally frizzed out to soft, shiny and manageable overnight!  I even had people stop and compliment my hair (this has NEVER happened!!!).  I started running out of this stuff about a week ago and went online and found it on Amazon (is there anything Amazon doesn't have???).  Try it for yourself!  I also use the conditioner as well and then a bit of Moroccan Oil before I blow it dry!

Would love to hear about your favorite beauty finds!  Do share!


From Left:

Murad Essential C Day Moisture:  Love this stuff!  Instantly tightens skin (need that!) and feels and smells fabulous!

Touche Eclat by Yves St. Laurent:  My highlighter/concealer all in one!  This is magic in a tube!  I use it to highlight cheekbones, inside corners of the eyes, etc..  pricey but lasts a good 6 months.

REN Resurfacing AHA Concentrate: Use this every night before bed.  This product is great!  Totally changed the texture of my skin, tightens and makes it glow!

Dior Show Mascara:  Hands down my favorite mascara ever!  Costs a bit but worth every cent!

Chrisian Dior Lipstick:  Sheer and loaded with moisture for these cold, dry days of winter!

Kerastase Lait Vital Conditioner:  Definitely up there in price (ummm seeing a theme here?) but gives my hair an extra dose of moisture on really dry days!  I use this once or twice a week.

My newest find..... Grande Lash MD!  Started using about three weeks ago and just beginning to see some longer lashes!  It says it takes about 6 weeks so I will report back in another three!  Liking what I see so far though.  Also great to use on your eyebrows as it will also help fill in those sparse spots!

Have a beauty-full day!

Monday, January 28, 2013

trend boards......

It's a snowy, windy day here but I am immersed in looking ahead to warmer, sunnier days to come!  I love making trend boards for each season as inspiration for new designs!  Here are some of my new ones......

Stay warm!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

fabulous combos.....

Good Morning everyone!  Wow, it is so cold here this morning!  It's 18 degrees outside and is supposed to get even colder tomorrow!  I'm glad I am all snug and warm inside my studio today creating away!  Working on lots of gorgeous pieces for an upcoming show this weekend and some beauties for my Spring shows as well!  Here is some fashion inspiration for you!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 18, 2013

spring runway..........

Happy Friday all!  So, I was browsing online and came across some photos of  Ralph Lauren Spring 2013 fashion and wanted to share with all of you....

What I noticed:  lots of fringe, scarves tied around the neck, a bit of western flare to many of the clothes, ruffle front blouses and lots of belts!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

retail therapy......

 I don't know if you are like me,  but I start to get the "winter blues" right about now!  The holidays are over, the decorations are down, and here in Connecticut it has been grey, cold and gloomy!  Too busy to take a vacation so the next best thing.......... is some retail therapy!  Here are some of my picks to brighten my winter blues!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

going west......

I have been a big fan of the Southwestern style for years and now it is finally huge for Spring 2013!  Grab some cowboy boots, a great Southwestern style or Native American inspired bag and a handmade Lauren Hampton belt and head West!   Giddy Up!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

earrings in the spotlight......

Did everyone get to watch the Golden Globes Sunday night?  I love watching those award shows especially to see the fashions....good and bad!  What I noticed most is that there were virtually no necklaces on the red carpet! What did show up is tons of long and linear styled earrings!  Check out these from Sunday night!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

glimpses of spring.......

Happy Thursday all!  One more day till the weekend!  We have been busy gearing up for all our Spring shows and new designs!  Totally inspired by all the great fashions we will be wearing this coming season!









Tuesday, January 8, 2013

right around the corner.....

Hope everyone is having a good week so far!  Here in Connecticut it is going to be a balmy 46 degrees today with the potential to break into the 50's over the weekend!  Hey, you know what that means?  Spring is right around the corner! (okay, not quite but trying to be positive here!).  Anyway, start thinking about the beautiful pastels that are so popular this spring!  There is a shade for everyone!  Personally, I go for the pale blush, blues and turquoise shades but they are all gorgeous!  Of course you should always pair these lovely clothes with a one of a kind Lauren Hampton Belt!

Have a great day!
xoxox Lauren