The Clock Stops Here...

Monday, October 31, 2016

Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer

Well, that's a mouthful...but I can look past it.  I'm a fan of Maybelline's brow products, as well as Benefit's Gimme Brow, because it's fiber infused.  What I don't like about is the price.
Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer
About 10.99. Available in 5 shades

I've been waiting patiently for someone from the mass arena; L'Oreal, Maybelline, Revlon, Cover Girl et al, to create a brow product with fibers. It's such a no brainer...don't most women want fuller brows?  And Gimme Brow was an quantifiable hit.  Finally, it's here.

TY budget beauty Gods!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

15 Fabulous Celeb Makeup Looks for Fall

The beautiful Joan Smalls.  At first glance I thought it was J.Lo.
E tu?
I like  I tired of the formulaic glossy years ago, but online, its quite a nice read and I check in on it often. Today they ran an article on 15 of the best celebrity makeup and hair looks for Fall.

It makes a good case for considering things like matte lips in shades of burgundy and brick,  smokey eyes in scarlet hues, moonlit skin, glossy bangs, platinum bobs and gold washed lids. Overall, they looked fantastic! Faves, besides Joan, included Anna Kendrick, Mandy Moore and Brie Larson.

Blue lips??? Ya, well, let's all just take a pass on that one, shall we???

Worth a peek. It all looked very fresh and as promised, inspiring. I have already been dabbling with plum and claret shadows...Who knows, maybe there is a matte lip in my future.

E tu???


Thursday, October 20, 2016

THIS IS IT! IT Bye Bye Eye Under Eye Illuminating Waterproof Concealer

 Bye Bye Eye Under Eye Illuminating Waterproof Concealer
                                                           4 Shades $24

Okay, Okay, I know...I might be starting to lose some cred with all of you Lovelies about flip flopping about my favorite concealers.

I thought I was loving Tarte's Shape Tape, but I noticed lately that I was looking tired, midday, requiring a touch up.  It was almost like the concealer was breaking through.

When I was at Sephora the other day I asked Marlene, the Assistant General Manager for some recommendations; I wanted full coverage, but none of the creasing and caking.  She recommended a new product from IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer.  An upgrade that brightens, if both full coverage and waterproof.

I tried the Medium, which is on the lighter side, always my preference.  The creators recommend choosing Medium if you are unsure, since it's the most popular shade.

Blogger Closet; Love/Want

BLogger Closet; Love/Want

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Science of Color Matching Makeup; Color iQ at Sephora

Marlene, educating me on the science
of Sephora's Color iQ system at Sephora in Greenwich, CT.

I learn quite a bit from friends and readers.  Just last week, my friend Linda Levy told me about her "Color iQ" consultation at Sephora.  It's a brilliant marriage of science and technology and it couldn't be simpler;  Clean skin on your cheek and neck is scanned and imaged.  (It is actually the same technology that is used at hospitals to help match skin tone for burn victims.)  Linda had it done, and was matched, impeccably with the perfect shade of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.  

I've known Linda for more years that I care to mention and she never looked better. Her new foundation looked both luminous and flawless and definitely was the right shade for her skin tone.  I couldn't wait to try this for myself. Wouldn't it be great to take all the guess work out of shopping for foundation, lipstick and concealer? 

DivaDebbi trying on lipstick shades in real time after being
'diagnosed', so to speak, as a 5Y08. I could flip through with my finger and see how each shade looked on.

So cool!!!

Blogger Closet

Blogger Closet

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

DivaDebbiThrowback Thursday: RejuvadermMD at Home Microdermabrasion

    Trophy Skin RejuvadermMD Handheld Microdermabrasion System for at home microdermabrasion
    RejuvadermMD Microdermabrasion System
    $159 (20% off at

    My friend Monica called me last week and asked whether or not I have used a home microdermabrasion machine and if so, could I recommend one?

    I have been using Trophy Skin's RejuvadermMD at home Microdermabrasion system for close to 3 years.  Originally, they more cumbersome and expensive system.  Smartly, they stream lined it, so it is now portable, includes an extraction head and a large diamond tip head suitable for use on the body and lowered the price.

    It's simple to use, lightens freckles and age spots, minimizes pores and fine lines and is, in my estimation, equal to the pricey salon treatments I have enjoyed. (Below are the details.) is offering a 20% discount on their Trophy Skin Products, including the one I have achieved excellent results from.

    Monday, October 10, 2016

    Styling Hillary

    Styling Hilary

    I so wish, as a Stylist, that I had the opportunity to dress Hillary Clinton. It's not so far fetched...she lives in Chappaqua N.Y., which is about 15 miles from Richards of Greenwich, where I work as their Personal Shopper.

    Mrs. Clinton has a tricky figure. Many women do. Few of us are perfect and even my loveliest of clients have specific figure flaws that recede, as we accentuate the positive...Tromp l'oeil.  Our french counterparts have it down to a science.

    Above, is how I would have liked to have seen Mrs. Clinton dressed last night for the debate. The body dictates ALL, and hers would look best with a longer jacket, with a good shoulder, a lapel, a blouse with some softness and interesting details, a slim cut trouser and a good looking pump.

    The Nina McLemore suits that Mrs. Clinton favors is not her best silhouette.  I looked on her website and found one that would be better far better for her.  Look how different the same style jacket looks, in a solid vs. a herringbone, sleeves turned up or down and with different underpinnings.  This jacket with a slim pant should be her uniform.

    For evening it could be done in a beautiful velvet or silk brocade.

    So, If you know anyone who knows anyone, do tell them Diva is available for consultation.  No need to mention I mentioned the "C" word..."Cankles"

    We've heard enough derogatory phrases lately to last us for quite some time. The Man in the Red Sweater should win the Noble Peace Prize...He even facilitated a closing handshake. Amazing what showing a little kindness can do...


    Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Allure's Best of Beauty 2016: Lips

    I love, "Best Of" lists, and Allure's are among my favorites.  They are always fairly comprehensive covering a lot of categories including skin and hair care, so I often read them in chunks and take a break.

    I was curious what lipsticks and glosses were anointed into the Allure Best of Beauty 2016 Hall of Fame.  We are in a, "matte" phase again, one I've never cared for or bought into, then or now.  Dark, nearly black shades, and brights like marigold and sapphire have also surfaced as trends, I was curious if they were included, (yes,) and if there might be a lipstick that I might actually wish to purchase.  

    There was, Bare Minerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick.  Surprise! Nothing gimmicky, just plain pretty.  

    Are you curious to see who made else made the grade?  Take a look at the link  to see if you are inspired to try any of them.   My pick is below.

    Happy shopping...

    Bare Minerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick

     I'm a sucka for brown hued lipsticks
    with mauve undertones

    Sunday, October 2, 2016

    Review: Vita Liberata Body Blur

    Vita Liberata Body Blur
    $45 (ouch)

    Vita Liberata is best known as a company that produces self tanning products.
    The only one I ever tried was a self tanning bronzing powder for the face.  I love, love, love multi-tasking products.  Even more so, when they work.  This one didn't.  It was a lovely enough bronzer, but I didn't get even a hint of a self tanning element.  I hoped to wash it off and essentially, look like I did 3 minutes before...

    No such luck and back it went to Sephora.

    I often have a boat load of Sephora points, which nicely entitles you to deluxe samples upon checking out.  I spotted Vita Liberata's Body Blur, and instantly requested it.

    It was love at first swipe...


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