Thursday, December 29, 2016

Best in beauty: 2016



Skin care

Cleanser- Yes to Coconuts Melting Cleanser, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters with white tea, and Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser. 




Treatments- Dr. Brandt Needles No More 3 D Filler Mask, Drunk Elephant C - Ferma Day Serum, SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic




Mask- Sephora Mud Mask with Zinc and Copper, Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask


Facial oil- Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil, Bobbi Brown Extra, Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Oil

Scrub/exfoliator- Pixi Glow Peel Pads



Day Moisturizer- Yonka Creme 11, Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream


Night Moisturizer- Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream



Body care

Body wash- Molton Brown Ylang Ylang body wash



Moisturizer- L'Occitane Almond Milk Veil

De-stress- A diffuser with essential oils of lavender, spearmint, and peppermint. 

Hair care

Shampoo and conditioner- Alterna Caviar Anti Aging Replenishing Moisture

Tools- Dyson Supersonic




Polish- Smith and Cult 1972 is inspired by a rose gold silk lame dress. 


Topcoat- INM Out The Door Topcoat

Cuticle oil- Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil

Nail file- Diane Smoothing D966


 Primer- Laura Mercier Oil Free

 Foundation- Guerlain Parure Gold

 Fuller coverage foundation- Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation and Concealer


 Concealer-  RMS Un-coverup

 Powder- Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder

 Bronzer- Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer in 'Bronzer'

 Blusher- Bobbi Brown Tawny

 Highlighter- Marc Jacobs Glow Stick in Spotlight 

 Brows- Sonia Kashuk brow pencil 

 Eye primer- NARS Smudge Proof

 Eyeshadow- Dior Mono in Cosmopolite



 Palette/quad- Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance, Tom Ford Honeymoon Quad, and the Viseart Theory Palette in Cashmere



 Eyeliner pencil- Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Smoky Eye Color Pencil

 Mascara- Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir

 Lip balm- Carmex (available at any drugstore)

 Lipstick pencil- Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Rich Nude

 Lipstain/pot- RMS Lip2cheek in Diabolique

 Lip liners- MAC, Prestige (assorted shades)

 Day lipstick- NARS Barbara

 Night lipstick- Oribe Lip Lust in The Violet or The Red



 Perfume- Replica Lipstick On, Penhaligon's Much Ado About The Duke, Vilhelm Parfumerie in Dirty Velvet. 


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Flashback issue: Vogue US December 2000 with Nicole Kidman

I have a collection of fashion and beauty magazines that go back to the 90's, and I recently pulled out this issue that is well known for it's stunning cover. It inspired my party wardrobe and makeup for the month of December.

US Vogue December 2000 hit newsstands right around the time Moulin Rouge was in theaters. The cover girl is a ruby red haired Nicole Kidman.

 Cover look:
 "Siren song"

Nicole Kidman in costume as Satin, from the movie musical Moulin Rouge.
Red shot silk duchess-satin dress created by Catherine Martin and Angus Strathie.
Her makeup was Revlon Colorstay in Nude and Revlon Liquid Lip in Red Zinger.
Hair, Aldo Signoretti; makeup, Maurizio Silvi.
Photographer: Annie Leibovitz.



In ostrich feathers and sequins. 

Harold Zidler with the Diamond Dogs. 

John Leguizamo and Ewan Mcgregor sipping Absinthe. 

Satin on the swing. 


Time in a bottle: December 2016 favorites



        Neha Dani Diamond Neptune Earrings

                      A La Russe Pencil Dress - F/W 2014 


                      Gianvito Rossi Satin Point Toe Pumps


                                       Makeup inspirations:


Uma Thurman in Vogue Paris November 1994


                                         Balmain Ambre Gris

                                          Chanel Coco



                                             Body Care:

                                      L'Occitane Almond Duo

                                           Skin care:

                                     Sephora Mud Mask

                                     Erno Laszlo Sensitive Duo


                                     Weleda Skin Food 


Guerlain Parure Gold


Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

Guerlain Multi Perfecting


Bobbi Brown Ivory, Cement, and Smoke. 


Make Up For Ever Ink


Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye

  Nail Colour:

Zoya Elisa 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Modern Grace Gift Guide 2016

I'm sharing just a few favorites from my gift guide here. It includes all price points and the links. 

Happy shopping, and Merry Christmas! 

Olivia von Halle Perminova silk-satin nightdress

Aamaya by Priyanka Moon and Star rose-gold plated topaz earrings

                                                                     Joia Ornaments