BF Beauty Recipe: Dangerous Dame lipcolor

Warning!!! Danger Ahead!!!!

What's the Beauty Recipe today, BF? Oh, just a daaaaangerous situation...that's all

See, you’re gonna wanna buy this lip combo, honey. And I gotta warn ya…it can be DANGEROUS. Yep, just like that Big Data song.

My friend – and fellow blogger – Nami donned it at our tea party last week and I just had to know what it was so I could wear it in Palm Springs last weekend.
Why so covetable? Because it’s the perfect tomato red that can go orange crush with an orange liner (which is how Nami rocked it) or retro red with a true red liner (which is what I was coveting). Yep, this lippy is the perfect color for spring and summer, I do declare.

So, here’s my BF beauty recipe for the Dangerous Dame lip below.

MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Lady Danger ($16)  + MAC Cosmetics Lip Liner in Cherry ($15) =

One Dangerous Dame!!!

I might look sweet...but danger lurks beneath.

Go on and get it…and see what kinda danger you can drum up!

 

xoxo,
BF
BF Asks: What lipcolor makes you feel dangerous?

Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday? Pretty Products at my Jouer Spring Sirens Shoot

When I posted the pics last week from my Jouer Cosmetics‘ Jouer Spring Sirens shoot with the uber-talented makeup artist and photographer, Troy Jensen, a TON of you wrote in wanting to know what products were used.

A behind-the-scenes selfie on the Jouer Spring Sirens shoot! No airbrushing. No filter. Just the transformative power of Troy Jensen's skills and Jouer Cosmetics!

Well, luckily for you guys – and me – they made me a face chart listing all of the products used on the shoot.

Here are all the delicious details to help you transform into your own Jouer spring siren.

The delicious details for my Jouer Spring Sirens shoot featuring all Jouer Cosmetics products

Face:
Glow & Chamomile Moisture Tints ($38) – available in Luminizing or Matte

Eye Shadows: Powder Eye Shadows in Crème, Chestnut, Chocolat and Cappuccino ($20)

Eye Definer: Crème Eyeshadow Crayon in Baroque ($24)

Cheeks: Tint in Petal, Poppy and Amaryllis ($20)

Lips: Petal Tint ($20), Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Wind ($20) and Lip Definer in Naturel ($20)

Highlighter: Camellia ($20) on tops of cheekbones, bridge of nose above brows and in cupid’s bow of lips

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Cheers to becoming the spring siren that you already are!

 

xoxo,
BF

BF Asks: Which Jouer product are you most excited to try? 

 

Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday? My wicked lips for the Lucky Brand Beverly Hills grand opening

It’s simple.

You want to be sexy.

Daring – not -darling.

More siren less sweetheart.

But how-oh-how can you channel that when you live in a place nicknamed “The Cupcake Palace”?
Well, today on Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday?, I’m bringing you a look that I dawned last night for the Lucky Brand Beverly Hills store grand opening to help you with just such a quandary.

Whatcha' Wearin' Wednesday, BF? MAC Lipstick in Rebel & MAC Lipliner in Currant

To get into the spirit of Halloween -without looking like you’re dressing up as someone else – I am loooooving MAC Lipstick in Rebel and MAC Lipliner in Currant.

This simple pairing is oh-so-daring, devilish, delightful and DELICIOUS.

So if you’re wanting to step up the seduction tonight, look no further than this tantalizing team…but don’t hold me responsible for the attention you get.

xoxo,
BF

 

BF Asks: What’s your go-to shade for wickedly wonderful lips? 

 

 

Whatcha Wearin’ Wednesday, BF? Foreign Exchange We Wear Pink Long Sleeved Shirt

You know how I know I have to have somethin’? When I see a pic briefly on Instagram and CANNOT stop thinking about it.

This was the case with FE Wednesdays We Wear Pink long sleeved shirt ($22).

Foreign Exchange "On Wednesdays We Wear Pink" long sleeved shirt ($22)

This basic dusty mauve long-sleeved, pullover tee features the famous – and oh-so-hilarious – line from Mean Girls. However, you’ll feel anything but a mean girl sporting this shirt as 25% of the net proceeds will be donated to Bright Pink to support breast cancer awareness.

Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focusing on the risk reduction and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women while providing support for high-risk individuals.

So, try showing your sunny support by buying this top and starting your own “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink” trend in your hometown!
Sweet solidarity, people.

"On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink" - heck yeah, we do!

 

While it’s currently sold out, get yours in November by preordering now. I love this shirt so much and I know you will too!

xoxo,
BF

BF Asks: What have been your favorite breast cancer awareness-supporting products this month?

Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday? Nalukai Pink Rose Quartz Beaded Bracelet benefitting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

I, quite literally, wear my heart on my sleeve. I’m proud of this and – to be honest – in a city like Los Angeles, it definitely helps set me apart from the crowd.
So when I can adorn my heart-laden arm with jewelry that is also full of heart, it makes my heart soooo happy!

Whatcha' Wearin' Wednesday: Nalukai Pretty in Pink Collection benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

That’s why I am so proud to present today’s Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday featuring one of my all-time favorite jewelry lines, Nalukai.
The Nalukai Collection, developed by designer, Tricia McCarthy, introduced her “Pretty in Pink” collection to some fellow tastemakers and myself a few weeks ago at a girl power-filled dinner at The London West Hollywood. The collection was created to honor Breast Cancer Survivors and proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Personally inspired by Tricia’s sister-in-law, Laura, ‘the original’ Nalukai (a Hawaiian word that means a wise soul who has weathered life’s storms), and her two-time successful battle with breast cancer, Nalukai Collection celebrates each person’s unique story and journey by providing the finest & most fabulous hand-crafted jewelry. Quite mindfully, each piece in the Nalukai Collection will never be identical, just as no two people are. “I created the “Pretty in Pink” collection as a symbol of inspiration and courage so the wearer has a constant reminder of love and support no matter what they are going through,” says Designer, Tricia McCarthy. “The spirit and essence of Nalukai is to give back and encourage individuals to tell their personal stories through jewelry with pride.”
To hear Laura’s incredible two-time breast cancer survival story, watch this video: http://www.nalukaicollection.com/blogs/true-nalukai
My favorite – and the one you will see me wearing all month long is the Pink Rose Quartz Beaded Bracelet ($300) a 7” Believe in Pink bracelet made with 8mm stone beads and adorned with two rose gold charms in Believe and Stand Strong in the Wind. Such a good reminder to have on my wrist every day.

A reminder on my wrist: Nalukai Pretty in Pink "Believe in Pink" Bracelet

I am so proud to support breast cancer survivors and breast cancer research funding as 50% of the net proceeds from this bracelet are donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
What could be more beautiful than that? Yep, I believe in pink. I’m a big believer.
Now, go get yourself a bracelet and feel good about it!

Believe in Pink - and believe in a cure for Breast Cancer

xoxo,
BF

 

BF Asks: How are you supporting survivors and research during this  Breast Cancer Awareness month? 

Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday: Votre Vu Lip Lustre in Charming

You know how you know when you’ve chosen the right lipcolor or lip gloss?
When eeeeevvvveeerryone asks you what it is!!
That was just the case when I wore Votre Vu Lip Lustre Lip Gloss in Charming ($22).

"Dawning" Votre Vu Lip Lustre in Charming - I must say it made me feel just a smidgeon more sexy

 

I wore it last Wednesday (isn’t that appropriate?) and posted it on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and everyone asked me what the shade was. And I must say it made me feel seeeeexy.

So here it is for you to peruse, purchase and pretty up with.

Swatch it up - Votre Vu Lip Lustre in Charming ($22)

 

xoxo,

BF

BF Asks: What makes you feel sexxxxxy?

Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday, KT? Lorac Sheer Wash in Sheer Luck Pure Chance

My pilates teacher at Whole Body Method, KT, is cool. Like waaaaay cool. Like hangin’ out at music festivals, being a music supervisor and being able to flexibly squat on the floor for hours-cool.

Whatcha' Wearin', KT?

So when she showed up at a recent session with this oh-so-natural and just-enough-of-a-hint-of-a-color lip stain, I had to ask her: “KT, whatcha’ wearin’?”

The answer? Lorac Sheer Wash in Sheer Luck Pure Chance.

Lorac Sheer Wash in Pure Luck Pure Chance

A gorgeous subtle fuchsia that looks like your natural lip color, it glides on effortlessly and stays on for hours. Just what my pretty, perfect and poignant pilates teacher needs! After all, she’s got me as a student so we do A LOT of yammerin’!

 

xoxo,

BF

 

BF Asks: What’s your workout lip color of choice?

Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday, Stacey J?

Makeup was the last thing I was thinking about when I walked into my agent’s office last week for an audition. I had a way-too-fun night the night before at the El Rey for The Mavericks’ show with my friend, director Trey Fanjoy who was in town from Nashville. Her love, Eddie, is their dynamo lead guitarist and they brought the americana rock to LA. My head was a bit cloudy and champagne was still swilling in my post-Conga-line brain. Yes, you read that right. We conga-lined through the El Rey. I would say the audience was less than pleased with this. But we had FUN!!

So when I walked into AVO and saw the lovely Stacey J. whip out a lip color to reapply, I wasn’t really thinking about Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday. But when she glided on the punchy pink color, no amount of conga brain could keep me from asking, Whatcha’ Wearin’, Stacey J?

Whatcha' Wearin', Stacey J?

WWW Stacey J: It’s Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch. I buy them in spades whenever I can. It’s my go-to lip color of choice!

The scoop? Maybelline New York's Baby Lips in Pink Punch

BF: Well, I can see why!! It’s gorge!! Would you be willing to be my WWW girl?

 

WWW Stacey J: Absolutely!!

And how could she not be, beauties, with this lovely lip look?

If you want to look polished and pretty with a punchy, pink lip like Stacey J, check out Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch. It’ll perk up even the most champagne-hazed face!

 

xoxo,
BF

BF Asks: What is your perk-up lip color of choice? 

Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday: Target Exclusive Revlon Twist to Crimping Iron

There are those moments in life when a girl just needs…

A CRIMPER!!

 

Yes, you read that correctly, beauties. I had the chance to try this Target Exclusive Revlon Twist to Crimping Iron ($39.99) a few months ago but no opportunity really rose to the occasion of crimping. Fast-forward to this past weekend and it was time to crimp and shine! Why, you ask? Because I, my dudes and dudettes, had an 80s prom fundraiser to attend. Totally awesome!

 

Fingerless hot pink gloves! Corsages! Glitter liner! Blue shadow! Pink gloss! Oh my! Did someone say "80s prom?"

 

My hair is naturally curly, and currently has a keratin treatment, so I usually wear it straight. Fine and straight. So imagine my surprise that, with this crimper, my hair went from fine to FIERCE!!

Fierce Crimped hair...and a BIG bow!

80s crazy & crimped!

 

And who knew a crimper could add all that volume and lift? I haven’t seen anything like that before. Well, I had but it was when I was in 6th grade with my naturally curly hair that I used to pray would straighten overnight. Well, now my wish has come true and I am left longing for the volume I once had.

I should have known though. I had my hair done once on a shoot where they crimped the pieces underneath and blew out the top pieces. I was absolutely terrified…until I saw the end result. My hair had more volume and height -all because of the secret weapon we call crimper? Who knew?

The only thing, after this transforming crimping experience, was that it was so convincingly converted into crimped that I worried that it would never go back to fine and straight. Guess what? It did. Back to healthy, shiny and remarkably boring hair with just a wash.

Great for an 80s party, for kids hair or for just a little boost in volume, Target Exclusive Revlon Twist to Crimping Iron is crucial to have!

Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday, Kerry Washington?

Does Django Unchained & Scandal star, Kerry Washington, ever not look gorgeous with a capital “G”?

Take the example of her at the Academy Awards this past Sunday where she presented.
I mean she’s flawless.

 

Her hair, her dress, her jewels, her poise, her makeup.

Well, I can’t help you with the first 4 of those but I am here with the “how-to” on how to achieve her Oscars red carpet look!

Achieve her gorgeous look at home on your own gorgeous face!

 

xoxo,

BF

 

BF Asks: Who was your glamorous beauty pick from Sunday’s Oscars?


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