June Magazine Article

Hey there!

Remember when I blogged like a month ago declaring I was back and would start posting regularly again? That was cute, sigh. To say we’ve had a crazy month would be one hell of an understatement. For starters, I’m pregnant with another son on the way! Yay!! But seriously, I’ll try to yell at myself to blog more instead of just parking myself on the couch at night watching Bravo. #multitask

While June marks the first day of Summer, it also means the beginning of hurricane season for us in South Florida. Make sure you stock up on all of your essentials – water, batteries, as well as my following beauty picks for the month from the Lifestyle Media Group Magazine Article!

Beauty and Makeup June Magazine Article

L’Oreal Sublime Bronzer Summer Express Wash-Off Lotion:
If you’re looking for a little color and glow, but don’t have the time to lay out or nervous to apply self-tanners, this is the product for you! This lightweight lotion will give you an instant tan but without the commitment as it washes right off with soap and water. It comes in both a body lotion, which is super hydrating, as well as a bronzer face cream, which even includes SPF 20! Available in Light and Medium.
$10; Ulta, Target, and Amazon

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation:
Let’s just say it lives up to all of the buzz and hype, it’s amazing!  This 15-hour, flawless foundation looks the same at the end of the day as it did when you first applied it. Not even this heat and humidity can make it budge! Available in 36 shades, there’s sure to be a perfect match for everyone. $38; Sephora, Department stores, and www.esteelauder.com

MAC Versicolour Lip Stain;
The ultimate combination of a stain, gloss, and a balm, the Versicolour will soon become your new obsession. They’re so lightweight and moisturizing, you’ll forget you have anything on. Choose from hues of deep wine, light pink, bright corals, and fiery reds, the only problem is picking which one(s) to purchase! $24; Department stores and www.maccosmetics.com

For the Men - Billy Jealousy White Knight Gentle Daily Facial Cleanser:
There isn’t a product from this brand that my husband doesn’t love, and this cleanser certainly doesn’t disappoint.  Winner of Best Face Cleanser by Mens Health, it thoroughly removes excess dirt and oil, but is gentle enough for sensitive skin (not that they’d admit it’s sensitive!).  This along with any other product from the line would make a great Father’s Day gift for the man in your life.
$20; Ulta, Birchbox, Amazon, and www.billyjealousy.com

Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry:
Every Summer, it’s my goal to perfect the look of the coveted beachy waves and with this spray, I think I’ll do so! Similar to the brand’s trademark big, beachy texture, this foam spray also protects your hair from the drying effects from the sun. Apply allover when wet and blowdry with a round brush to achieve polished, yet voluminous beachy waves. $31; Sephora and www.bumbleandbumble.com

Cheers to an amazing month!

Xo,
Leah

May Magazine Article

If anyone deserves a little pampering this month, it’s mom – which is why we’ve selected a few products in this month’s Lifestyle Media Group Magazine Article certain to bring out her best.

May Beauty Magazine Article

Sephora Favorites Paint It Pink: Can’t choose just one gift? Give an assortment of goodies with this curated collection featuring eight beauty essentials in the prettiest pink hues, including three full-size products. $40; Sephora

Clinique Sculptwear: Treat Mom to a facial and a massage right at home with Clinique’s new Sculptwear line. The Massaging Treatment Applicator, $35, is to be used with the sonic cleaning brush to massage in the Lift and Contour Serum for Face and Neck, $54.50, as well as the Contouring Massage Cream Mask, $44.50; clinique.com, Department Stores

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick 306 Carmin Escarpin: This limited edition Givenchy lipstick features a case imprinted with beautiful magnolia flowers.  The brand’s iconic red shade will make mom’s lips pop! $38, www.barneys.com (exclusive)

Monthly ExpressBeing a mother is one of the toughest jobs in the world. Show your gratitude by gifting her the thoughtful gift of “me time.” Send her a Monthly Express Gift Subscription, and every month she’ll receive a beautiful box filled with premium boutique products.
$129/one month, $387/three months, monthlyexpress.com

Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Palette: This eyeshadow palette from Tarte is packed with 12 brand-new shades consisting of matte and lustre colors, all on-trend and rich in pigment. The shadows blend well together, and the kit even comes with a step-by-step guide for creating beautiful day and night looks. $45; Ulta, Sephora, and tartecosmetics.com

Cheers to a great month and Happy Mother’s Day!

Xo,
Leah

 

 

Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale!

I’m baaaack!!

I feel like it’s been forever since I posted and I wish I had a good excuse. Something huge, but I got nothing. Just life. Busy being a mom, wife, friend, daughter, granddaughter, and I’m ok with that. But I’m excited to start feeling like a blogger again. (As I pretend like people even noticed, sigh.)

So what a week to get back into it; Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family, Shopbop Friends & Family, the return of Southern Charm, where do I begin?? I figured there’s no better place than to share some of my favorites from Bloomie’s Friends & Fam Sale which is offering 25% off, now through Sunday!

Bloomingdale's Friends & Family Sale

Mara Hoffman Jungle Print Cut-Out Dress (Already on sale!)Baublebar Beaded Bracelets, Set of 4 / Kate Spade Ice Cream Truck Clutch /

Soludos Candy Stripe Smoking Espadrille Flats / See by Chloe Vicki Small Leather Bucket / Ray-Ban Mirrored Clubmaster Sunglasses

Also loving this Kate Spade Eyelashes & Key Square Glass Tray that I currently have displayed on my bathroom vanity counter and the gorgeous BCBG Sleeveless Lace Dress that I had posted on my Instagram from when I hosted the Rock the Runway fashion show at Bloomingdale’s in Aventura. It’s the PERFECT dress for any wedding or fancy affair you have coming up!

What’s on your wish list?

Happy Shopping!

xo,
Leah

 

 

 

 

Love Potions: February Magazine Article

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and happy birthday month to me! Here are my picks of luxe beauty gifts from the Lifestyle Media Group Magazine Article that would make the perfect present for yourself or a loved one, no matter the occasion!

Beauty Picks for February

Too Faced Love Flush BlushThese long-wear blushes promise to give you smudge-proof coverage for up to 16 hours! They are rich in pigment and available in 6 different shades, sure to compliment any skin tone, but my personal favorite is Love Hangover!
$26; Ulta, Sephora, and www.toofaced.com

Sunday Riley Good Genes TreatmentAs I turn another older, I’m of course trying to get my skin looking as young as possible and this serum is the key to doing so. It plumps fine lines, restores damaged skin, reduces hyperpigmentation and scars, and reduces wrinkles.  Can be used daily, morning or night, leaving you looking like you had the best genes!
$105; Sephora, www.sundayriley.com, and Department Stores

MAC Patentpolish Lip PencilWhen I’m on the go and don’t want to fuss with a lipstick or gloss, but want some color on my lips, I reach for these lip pencils. They give off the moisturizer of a balm, with the color of a gloss. Available in 19 shades, my go-to colors are Make Me Proud, Spontaneous, and Kittenish. $20; Mac Cosmetics and Department Stores

Viktor&Rolf BONBON PerfumePerfume always makes a great Valentine’s Day gift and the BONBON bottle is even shaped in a bow, what could be better?!  If you’re a fan of Viktor&Rolf’s bestselling Flowerbomb, you’re sure to love it as it’s just as delicious smelling!
$115; Department Stores (As well as on Amazon for only $89!)

Dr. Jart+ Water Replenishment Cotton Sheet MaskSheet masks are currently one of the biggest beauty trends as they are easy to use, come in a wide variety of styles and prices, and can quickly remedy troubled skin. The Dr. Jart+ Water Replenishment Cotton Sheet Mask hydrates and nourishes your skin and leaves it with a dewy, refreshed look, all in just 20 minutes! $7.50; Sephora and Birchbox

Cheers to a fun filled month ahead!

Xo,
Leah

 

 

Bloomingdale’s The Makeup Date

Hello local South Florida friends!
If you’re looking for a little escape this weekend, join me this Saturday morning at Bloomingdale’s in Boca Raton for The Makeup Date! Learn all about upcoming makeup trends at this fun filled beauty event! There’s a $25 reservation fee, which is then credited toward the beauty purchase of your choice. RSVP today at RSVPBocaRaton@bloomingdales.com.
Evite Boca Raton Makeup Date
And super exciting news…if you’d like to stay afterwards I’m teaming up with Laura Mercier and hosting a Master Class with their lead makeup artist, Sherene Vargas at 11am. We will be going over the latest tips and techniques and each attendee with receive a fabulous VIP goodie bag! If you are unable to make it to The Makeup Date, you can still attend the Master Class. RSVP to me at Leah@LiveLoveLipstick.com by Friday morning.
Leah Master Class
I hope to see you all on Saturday!
Xo,
Leah

New Year, New Beauty: January 2016 Magazine Article

Happy New Year! Let’s start it off with a bang and have 2016 be the year for YOU! Write those resolutions and keep them – but make sure to also have a little fun! Now is the time to hit the reset button and start over, including your beauty regimen. Step outside of your comfort zone and try some new things this year. It’s all about feeling good and here are my top picks from the Lifestyle Media Group Magazine Article this month to help you do so:

Beauty Magazine Article January 2016

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne PopThe holidays may be over, but we can keep the champagne flowing with this beautiful, limited-edition shade highlighter! Becca highlighters are some of the best on the market, but when they teamed up with makeup artist and YouTube Beauty Celebrity Jaclyn Hill, they made the perfect champagne shade skin illuminator. Tip: It’s heavily pigmented so a little goes a long way, but swipe across cheekbones, on the bridge of your nose, inside your eyes, and even on your cupid’s bow. $38; Sephora

Caudalie Instant Detox Mask: After all of those late night holiday parties and cocktails, I’m sure we could all use a little detox! This mask removes accumulated toxins from clogged pores to revitalize complexions. It brings life to tired skin as well as clarifies and is true rehab for our faces! $39; Sephora, Nordstrom, and Birchbox

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye WandDo you eyes show that you’ve been up past midnight? Let’s hide that with this Miracle Wand, which creates the appearance of 8 hours of sleep in just two clicks. Available in 5 shades, it covers dark circles and lines, smoothes out bags, and brightens and hydrates the skin for a dewy finish. $45; Nordstrom and www.charlottetilbury.com

LUSH Frozen Bath Bomb: Make one of your resolutions be to pamper yourself and what better way than with a relaxing bath? Don’t let the kids have all the Frozen fun and with this bath bomb you’ll be able to “let it go” and melt away all of your stress.
$8.95; LUSH stores and www.lushusa.com

NARS Audacious LipstickKeep that midnight kiss going with this longwear lipstick from NARS! After coming out last year, these have quickly become some of my absolute favorite lipsticks as they are long-lasting, non-drying, and so rich in pigment that one stroke provides the perfect color. And the magnetic closing cap is genius, never again will you get lipstick all over the inside of your purse from the cap coming off! I especially love the shades Audrey (Red Currant), Vivien (Red Plum), and Anna (Smokey Rose).
$32; Department stores and www.narscosmetics.com

Cheers to an amazing year ahead!

Xo,
Leah

 

 

That Time I Interviewed Rebecca Minkoff…

So a couple of weeks ago I had the ABSOLUTE pleasure of not only meeting the uber famous and talented designer Rebecca Minkoff at Bloomingdales, but also had the privilege of interviewing her for this silly ole’ blog of mine. She was sweet, professional, beautiful, and oh wait, she’s only 34! With only 4 years on me, she’s built an incredibly successful brand, hell, she’s build an entire empire. And all the while she’s also a wife and mom of two. How unaccomplished did I feel while left in complete awe of her? The answer: very unaccomplished. But talk about a role model!

Rebecca Minkoff in Bloomingdales

You got your first big break after designing a hit ‘I Love New York’ t-shirt, but of course became a household fashion name after designing the iconic Morning After Bag, why did you choose to focus on handbags?

I think that it was largely due to the fact that there was an intensity behind the bag that the clothing lines never have had and so I know with that heat and that excitement that there was something to hitch my wagon to and that I would get back to clothing when we could do it properly.

Who was the first celebrity you saw wearing one of your designs?

At the time, Lindsey Lohan and Lauren Conrad were style icons so they catapulted us which was in 2005. Anything either one of them wore would just sell out. It was surreal, but I worked my butt off to get them those bags. It was a series of who knows her, how can I meet up, she’s walking through this hotel…I’m passing her the bag.

What are three items every woman should own?

1. A really great leather jacket  2. A Rebecca Minkoff crossbody  3. A pair of booties

What do you do or wear to feel confident?

A leather jacket, booties, and a tight pair of jeans.

You now have a complete line including handbags, clothing, shoes, and accessories. What’s next?

Our next large focus is our retail stores and really building those out, especially internationally. It’s where we can really be as direct as you can be.

You are married with two children, how do you balance work and your family? I just have a toddler and I was running 10 minutes late!

I say there’s no such thing as balance, it’s just juggling. I know where I’m comfortable, and I know where I need to say no. I try to be home at least three nights during the week and if I can’t be, then I take a morning off. I regularly walk my kids to school so I don’t start my mornings at work until 9:30a. And I let that be true for my staff as well; I don’t have any privileges that I wouldn’t let someone else have. My husband also travels a lot for business too, but we make sure one of us is always home.

What continues to inspire you?

Meeting my customers, travel, and I love everything vintage. And it’s not just me, I have a great team.

What is your go-to, everyday bag?

Currently it’s our Star Perforated Bucket Bag in black, I wear a lot of black!

And here are some of my current faves from her line:

Rebecca Minkoff Tote

Tote Bag

 

 

 

Mini Lexi Bucket Bag

Micro Lexi Bucket Bag

Rebecca Minkoff Key Fob

 

Mini Mac Key Fob (currently on sale!)

Thank you, thank you Rebecca Minkoff!! And huge thanks to the amazing folks at the Boca Bloomies!

Xo,
Leah

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