Thank God For Red Lipstick Goes Nude, Sometimes

To see you naked is to recall the Earth. -Federico Garcia Lorca The idea of being naked and unclad is appealing on many levels. Nude brings to mind light, airy, peaceful beauty to me. It recalls the feeling of weightlessness when you sink into bed in nothing but your warm, clean skin. As much as I adore the ritual of putting color on my lips, … Continue reading Thank God For Red Lipstick Goes Nude, Sometimes

A peek into my “Oval Office” – Where TGFRL Magic Happens

As the Red-itor in Chief of TGFRL and President of the TGFRL Family my “office” is the place where all days begin and end. For me, my Oval Office is a place to close my eyes and set an intention, to put on and take off make-up, lotions and potions and sometimes, to write and organize my thoughts. In the fray of things, this space has become … Continue reading A peek into my “Oval Office” – Where TGFRL Magic Happens

Kiss Me Kate- Rimmel London #110, Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick Collection

“Enough with London already,” I thought. “I’ve got to move on to planning my next trip.” I came to this conclusion as I breezed- OK, TRIED to breeze through the drugstore (just regular Walgreens, the empty, unreliable, hapless sister to my beloved Super Walgreens) en route to pick up a new prescription that my dermatologist wrote for my one blackhead. This blemish will one day … Continue reading Kiss Me Kate- Rimmel London #110, Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick Collection

Favorite Things: What I brought in from the rain (UK) edition

Aside from perfume, make up and an array of lotions and potions that I can’t resist while in London, I bought a few accessories while traipsing through the UK. Why accessories and not clothing? Well for starters, I always eat more on vacation and somehow it doesn’t feel the same to spend hours in dressing rooms trying to concoct looks that may or may not translate … Continue reading Favorite Things: What I brought in from the rain (UK) edition

Lipstick Muse: Tom Ford Strikes Again

Three seconds after the tsunami of shoppers pushed me through the doors of  shopping mecca Harrods, my eyes caught sight of a striking red mouth that was surrounded by flawless, medium olivey skin and black eyes with even blacker lashes. This mistress of the Tom Ford cosmetics counter drew me in through the sea of shoppers like a siren from the gold lacquered rocks of the … Continue reading Lipstick Muse: Tom Ford Strikes Again

Endorsements from Friends: The human “Like” button

This was not my first trip to London, but before most trips I try to make note of the things my friends tell me to put on my “must DO (taste) (see) (buy)” list. And when I say friends, I often extend that to the world of fellow bloggers and bloggistas that inform my universe. Actually making an effort to re-live other people’s fantastic moments … Continue reading Endorsements from Friends: The human “Like” button

Biting the Duchess: A Case of Semi-intentional Swag Stealing

Dear Duchess of Cambridge (previously Kate Middleton), From where I stand, we may not look like we would  make the best friend match. Your blow outs are a bit epic (read too perfect), you wear nude pantyhose and you waited around a long time for a gawky (though kind seeming) older brother when he has a super dapper, charming “oh how fun you seem” younger … Continue reading Biting the Duchess: A Case of Semi-intentional Swag Stealing