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The Queen of all BB Creams

I know I’ve written about BB Creams before and have had different favorites along the way, but this one is different.
Tarte BB Tinted 12-Hour Primer is the holy grail of BB creams. I tried it at the beginning of summer and instantly knew I had found THE ONE. It goes on with the silkiness of a primer and the coverage of a light foundation. I barely need any concealer. It also moisturizes well, is an anti-aging treatment and has SPF. It does a great job evening out my skintone and covering imperfections and it diffuses light which minimizes all my pesky fine lines, pores, and wrinkles. Best of all-it’s oil free and comes in 5 shades, which is unusual for a BB. If you’re looking for a makeup that’s light weight and made with more natural ingredients, I highly recommend this product. You won’t be disappointed!

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Tarte BB Tinted 12-Hour Primer $35

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Style Inspiration-Linda Rodin

I have a new style inspiration and her name is Linda Rodin.

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For all you women that think you have to think, look, and act a certain way just because you’re a little older, Linda is proof-positive you can be super cool at any age. Now in her sixties, she is one of the most stylish and cool women around.

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Linda modeled briefly in her twenties, but really hit her stride as a stylist for Henri Bendel and then as a fashion editor for Harper’s Bazaar. She now works as a freelance stylist (one of the best) and is a major skincare guru. She created her world known Olio Lusso facial oil in her bathroom because she was disillusioned with the skincare products on the market. The Rodin brand is expanding and has a cult following. She only uses her products on her face (with the exception of her signature lipstick), has never colored her hair (which turned grey in her thirties), and believes simple is better.

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I can only hope to look as chic and stylish as Linda when I’m in my sixties…I really want to be her when I grow up:)

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Pure Envy…Lipstick that is…

I recently appeared on “Twin Cities Live” and “Kare 11 Saturday” to talk about Go Red for Women. I was honored to style three amazing heart survivors and to hear their stories. And I was relieved to learn I would have a makeup artist! I’m okay with the day-to-day makeup application, but this was TV….
I had no reason to worry. The makeup artists for Estée Lauder were fabulous and made each of us look natural, yet radiant.

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One of the products they used on the four of us was their new Pure Envy lipstick in “Envious”. This red truly works with all skin tones. The color has real staying power and the formula does not dry out the lip. I have fallen in love-I use it every day. It’s a fantastic pop of color for everyone!

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If you’re looking for a fun new lipstick for Spring, this is the one for you.

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Miley Cyrus Steals the Grammy

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I’m not normally a fan of Miley Cyrus, but I might start changing my tune. She was absolutely flawless at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy party. Her shimmery slip dress paired with a pink Calvin Klein 2014 Pre-Fall jacket was like a little slice of heaven. And the hair! Obviously I’m a fan of the pixie so I’m very glad to see she’s decided to keep it. The platinum color worked perfectly with subtle makeup. She looked elegant, sexy, and very put-together. Now this is a Miley I can get behind!

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January 27, 2014 · 10:02 am

Anne Hathaway Owns Sundance

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The Sundance Film Festival always brings out the stars, but none shone as bright as Anne Hathaway. Her effortless casual look and that mega watt smile, paired with that awesome pixie (which I’m so glad she’s still rockin’), make her my style inspiration this week.

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January 24, 2014 · 3:12 pm

Style Inspiration-Lupita Nyong’o

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Look out Hollywood-there’s a new fashionista in town and her name is Lupita Nyong’o. This beauty has been making the rounds at all the awards shows due to her performance in “12 Years A Slave”. And she is killing it! She has elegance, style, and glamour with a twist of fun. I can’t wait to see what she wears at the Oscars!

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January 17, 2014 · 7:04 pm

Platinum Beauty

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So inspired by Michelle Williams today. She is so gorgeous and ethereal.

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January 16, 2014 · 1:29 pm