Alas, it is now September! We are now at the cusp of summer’s end and the seasonal transition to Fall is soon approaching. I am truly looking forward to the cooler, milder weather and a departure from this Southern California heat. Another thing thing that I also look forward to is welcoming beautiful Fall colors into my makeup rotation while also keeping some of my favorite summer beauty staples within reach. Pictured above are items that were heavily on my rotation this summer, some of which I will continue to use in the months to come.

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To me, a good scent often has the ability to evoke a distinct memory, whether it is the smell of freshly cut grass or the scent of fresh air after the rainfall. Enter in Tom Ford’s newly released fragrance, Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Acqua* which is inspired by the atmosphere of the Italian Riviera. It has distinct notes of fresh citrus and warm amber.

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Tom Ford Beauty’s most recent release is the new Patent Finish Lip Color Pens ($52)  that come in 8 new stunningly vibrant shades.  When I saw images of it first appear online, I could hardly contain myself. When it became available at my local Tom Ford counter a couple of weeks ago, I made a visit to swatch and play with the colors in store and picked up two colors to share with you today. 

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With the ending of another month comes another roundup of beauty favorites. Today I have some favorites to share with you in the makeup, skincare, fragrance and nail category. Some of these items were old favorites… View Post

Fall is almost upon us. I am truly anticipating its arrival because it means cooler weather and a departure from the hot humid weather we’ve been experiencing here in Southern California. Fall also means pumpkin… View Post

For today’s makeup, I mixed in a bit of the new with the old. I’ve been currently loving warm neutral colors and pops of peach and I have been working this into my makeup routine… View Post