The Monday Rundown

Pier 1 Felt Roses Pillow: I’ve been trying to add more red into my living room for awhile but I haven’t been able to find the right red pieces…until now.  I’m obsessed with this rose pillow (I bought two!) and they look fab on my bright blue couches.

Rainbow Cookies: With Thanksgiving coming up this week I’ve been feeling a little homesick for New York.  In fact, my Dad even sent me an email listing out all of the Italian-style Thanksgiving food that I’ll be missing (I know, right?) including some of my favorites – spinach lasagna, manicotti and, of course, rainbow cookies for dessert. Sigh.  This recipe is pretty bomb though…if only I knew how to really bake.

House of Harlow 1960 Orlina Python Clutch: I went to an event this past Saturday at Fred Segal West Hollywood to celebrate Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 Holiday Collection and I fell in LOVE with this python clutch.  I didn’t actually purchase it (yet) but I’m seriously contemplating…

Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System: Everyone loves the Clarisonic but now it comes in JAGUAR print.  I kind of want a new one now.

Best beauty gifts, as told by beauty bloggers!

So I’ve been toiling over this question: if I had unlimted funds, what would be the ULTIMATE beauty gift to give my loved ones?  The answer?  Well, I turned to some of my favorite TotalBeauty bloggers for their top picks.  I have to say, I want pretty much everything that they listed (as expected) and I’m sure you will to.  Enjoy!


HomeSpaGoddess.com loves the Clarisonic PLUS Skincare System.

KraseyBeauty.com: “My pick is the Make Up For Ever Aqua Eye Collector’s Set.  With 25 of the most amazing liners, there is so much to love.”

BeautyandFashionTech.com: “I would give them a full set of good makeup brushes.  Anna Sui and MAC are a couple of favorites.”

Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog.com: “The luxurious and scrumptious Jo Malone Pamper Kit, which includes Pomegranate Noir Bath Oil, Body Creme and Body Powder.”

TheStylePage.com: “Bond No. 9 New York Bon-Bon Box, which contains 18 Bond No. 9 fragrances in pocket spray form wrapped in foils to look like candy!”

FabOverForty.com: “My ultimate beauty gift would be the Bobbi Brown Black Plum Beauty Trunk filled with beauty goodness.  It’s $1,000 this year!”

Bionic-Beauty.com: “YBF Skincare – All their facial serums/treatments are amazing.”

SickaThanAverage.com: “La Mer has some amazing gift sets –the Signature Collection is a nice one since it includes a travel-sized Creme de le Mer, Lifting Face Serum and Eye Concentrate.  It’s the kind of gift anyone can appreciate, regardless of their age, personal style, etc.”

DivaDebbi.blogspot.com: “Just tried out the Temptu Air Brush Foundation System.  It IS awesome!!!  No wonder everyone looks so perfect on the catwalk and the red carpet…”



Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Clarisonic limited edition system

So like I mentioned the other day, I’m really not that into the whole Breast Cancer Awareness product coverage but when I found out about this limited edition Clarisonic Plus Sonic Skin Cleansing System, I had to tell you guys about it. Why it this product worthy of a post? Well, for one, the Clarisonic is amazing. Two, look how freaking adorable the design is. Three, Clarisonic is donating 50% of the profits from sales to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. To date, Clarisonic has raised $600,000 to support breast cancer research- phenomenal.