Friday, September 28, 2012

Holy Lashes, Obsession Du Jour: Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara 9.28.12

This is something I have been meaning to post about forever, but actually it is right in time for the elusive upcoming Sephora friends and family sale (I do not know exactly when it is, but it usually hits sometime around October 20th).

I posted about this on Instagram and I got tons of interest, feedback and validation that this product is basically the best thing since sliced bread. 

I love eyelash extensions, but I can not stand the feeling of them. Now, now, I am not saying this will mimic fake eyelashes and in 2 minutes you will have Kim Kardashian eye lashes buttttt its pretty dang close. This really thickens and elongates you eyelashes without clumping. It gives very long fluttery lashes. I was asked if it does hold curl and I never noticed that, because my lashes are I guess, pretty curly naturally, but I curled them and they stayed all day, so the answer is yes on that (That's for you Rae!). Additionally, it says that it is a 4 in 1 mascara providing, length, volume, curl AND lash care! Cool!

This is my personal favorite mascara I have used as of yet, previously Yves Saint Laurent's Faux Cils has that title. Funny, that I never liked any of the previous Givenchy mascara's until this one. I am glad I got this sample from Sephora or I would have never tried it.

The below is the sample from Sephora, but I have recently gotten the full size (I actually have three now. One for home, one for my makeup bag and one for my desk. Yes, that is HOW much I like it).

So, do I recommend trying this? YES. If you can still get a sample from Sephora, definitley take advantage of that and if not, it is worth the $30 somesthing plunge. Trust me!

By, the way, Sephora is the only retailer you can grab this from currently, check it out here!

Have you tried? Will you?


Monday, September 17, 2012

Very exciting announcement: I am OFFICIALLY a Beauty Editor!

I don't know if I have shared this on my blog yet, but I know I have mentioned a million times on my twitter account (@BelleDuJourNYC) . I am now a beauty editor (just add it on to my 2 other full time jobs) at a luxury magazine. 

I am so excited to announce that my debut issue as the beauty editor hits stands today.

I’d like to introduce you to 25A Long Island’s newest luxury print magazine. 25A caters to those who have a fine-tuned taste for luxurious treasures and takes its audience inside one of the most affluent areas in America, Long Island's Gold Coast. From stories and profiles about prominent figures in both media and business worlds to the latest in high-fashion, exotic automobiles, restaurants, events, sensuous travel destinations, beauty must-haves, and Gold Coast mansions, this is the ultimate guide to the sweet life of Long Island.

Set to be Long Island's premier luxury magazine, 25A aims to enchant its readers with intelligent editorial, beautiful design and captivating photography. This September 19th marks the third issue. 

Below are my three beauty pages that I have put together for the Autumn 2012 issue!


For those that know me, you know how obsessed I am with beauty, hence the creation of this blog! It was a perfect match, as I am originally from the Gold Coast of Long Island as well.

And, of course, if you are on Long Island, be sure to pick one up!


PS- A very special, big thank you to Gwen Wunderlich of Wunderlich Inc PR !!