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26

Jan

Jean Paul Gaultier… via Style.com

beautyandbee.blogspot.com for more!

Jean Paul Gaultier… via Style.com

beautyandbee.blogspot.com for more!

Christian Dior… via Style.com

beautyandbee.blogspot.com for more!!

Christian Dior… via Style.com

beautyandbee.blogspot.com for more!!

Armani Prive… via Style.com
beautyandbee.blogspot.com for more!

Armani Prive… via Style.com

beautyandbee.blogspot.com for more!

glamour:

Jean Paul Gaultier paid homage to Amy Winehouse’s beauty look on the runway today. Photos: Style.com

glamour:

Jean Paul Gaultier paid homage to Amy Winehouse’s beauty look on the runway today. Photos: Style.com

19

Jan

My new obsession! Check out the blog for the post!! Beauty and the Bee.

My new obsession! Check out the blog for the post!! Beauty and the Bee.

12

Jan

partner let me upgrade you…

HUGE congrats to my girl BEYONCE and her hubby JAY Z on their beautiful baby girl Blue Ivy!!

In bigger news (if that was possible) Beauty and the Bee is having another makeover… the tumblr site is transitioning to the picture site.. expect more pictures and daily updates on my thoughts on all things beauty! The blog itself is moving to Blogger… which I am so new at so expect many changes to that site in the upcoming days! Can’t wait to share all of my exciting year with you all!!

-B

The blogger link is here… check it out!! Beauty and the Bee!

08

Jan

Aside from product, using the proper brushes can transform any beauty routine from bla to beautiful. Brushes range from the cheap to the steep and everywhere in between. Investing in expensive brushes may sound like a sound investment, but are you willing to wash the brushes with special soap weekly? Yes, baby shampoo does the trick but if you do not care for your brushes they won’t care for you. 
The cheap options often perform cheaply as well. Is there no happy medium?
There is. EcoTools is an eco friendly and inexpensive brush line that is as soft as the most expensive brush and performs at the same high-cost level. These brushes are also beautiful with their bamboo handles and adorable carrying cases. You can find EcoTools at almost any drugstore. Instead of using a dirty old brush, with eco tools you can afford to replace your brushes every three months! Although, if you wash them, which I do recommend for germs and such, they should last much much longer! I have had mine for years (I’m a washer) and I never freak when I look one because I know where to find them and that it won’t set me back!
Wallet and Earth friendly? How could you resist?!!

Aside from product, using the proper brushes can transform any beauty routine from bla to beautiful. Brushes range from the cheap to the steep and everywhere in between. Investing in expensive brushes may sound like a sound investment, but are you willing to wash the brushes with special soap weekly? Yes, baby shampoo does the trick but if you do not care for your brushes they won’t care for you. 

The cheap options often perform cheaply as well. Is there no happy medium?

There is. EcoTools is an eco friendly and inexpensive brush line that is as soft as the most expensive brush and performs at the same high-cost level. These brushes are also beautiful with their bamboo handles and adorable carrying cases. You can find EcoTools at almost any drugstore. Instead of using a dirty old brush, with eco tools you can afford to replace your brushes every three months! Although, if you wash them, which I do recommend for germs and such, they should last much much longer! I have had mine for years (I’m a washer) and I never freak when I look one because I know where to find them and that it won’t set me back!

Wallet and Earth friendly? How could you resist?!!

26

Dec

Just a little sneak peak of what to expect over the next few days!

Just a little sneak peak of what to expect over the next few days!

12

Dec

Dear Santa,

I really can’t ask for much this holiday season after being so naughty this year. JUST KIDDING. I still want a pony and some ballet slippers. (Santa Clause anyone??) But really all I want is the gift that keeps on giving. Healthy glowing skin. So please send me some extra SPF infused items and a Clarisonic Mia2 and I promise I will keep my resolution to stop pokin’ at my face when I am unhappy with its lacklusterness. I already packed my floppy hat for the South Florida winter sun! SEE I AM GOOD.

Additionally I would like some peace on earth in the form of the Sephora Glimmer Wonderland nail polish set. It fits in perfectly with my other resolution of being more sustainable and producing less waste - the mini bottles hold just enough for a few applications before I get bored and move on to the next of the 18 colors! Its almost too good to be true!

And Santa? If I promise to make good on my resolution of donating more time to society and engaging myself with world issues can I PLEASE PLEASE have the body of a Victoria’s Secret model, preferably Adriana’s. 

Love Always,
B

p.s. even if you don’t bring me those things could ya please work on the world peace? it’s gettin hectic out there!

Dear Santa,

I really can’t ask for much this holiday season after being so naughty this year. JUST KIDDING. I still want a pony and some ballet slippers. (Santa Clause anyone??) But really all I want is the gift that keeps on giving. Healthy glowing skin. So please send me some extra SPF infused items and a Clarisonic Mia2 and I promise I will keep my resolution to stop pokin’ at my face when I am unhappy with its lacklusterness. I already packed my floppy hat for the South Florida winter sun! SEE I AM GOOD.

Additionally I would like some peace on earth in the form of the Sephora Glimmer Wonderland nail polish set. It fits in perfectly with my other resolution of being more sustainable and producing less waste - the mini bottles hold just enough for a few applications before I get bored and move on to the next of the 18 colors! Its almost too good to be true!

And Santa? If I promise to make good on my resolution of donating more time to society and engaging myself with world issues can I PLEASE PLEASE have the body of a Victoria’s Secret model, preferably Adriana’s. 

Love Always,

B

p.s. even if you don’t bring me those things could ya please work on the world peace? it’s gettin hectic out there!

10

Dec

Millions of dollars are spent each day on mascara. Ok so I made that up but its probably true. When it comes to mascara, even the girl who avoids make-up all together has a tube that she will obsess over. Its a cult. and we are all members. 

As Thanksgiving weekend came to a close, and the holiday parties started to roll around. I found myself scrambling through the 4 or 5 tubes in my drawer only to find ALL of my DiorShow was empty. I cried a little. And then God himself came down from the skies…. I found a stunning silver tube peaking out of my sample box. 

I’m hooked. La Prairie's Cellular Treatment Instant Build Mascara is the best on the market. Hands down. Absolute best. I am the pickiest mascara girl. I have a solid 3 brands in my desk and I refuse to use anything but Dior - until now that is. This is my new go-to and I fully and sincerely endorse this product with my whole heart. My heart has been stolen by a mascara…

In further notice, I am also completely infatuated with the La Prairie brand… this is a new find for me and I can’t get over my excitement… expect about 45 more posts about their products, they are unreal.