Thursday, April 29, 2010

Exfoliate~ Your Skin Will LOVE You

Fresh, Bright, Glowing Skin~ 
Ahhhh, What we all dream of.
Being in the "older" sect of the population, I do know a thing or two about dry, dull, aged, gray skin. The secret to all things beautiful?   Exfoliate.
I mean scrub that skin like it owes you MONEY!!!
Face, arms, legs, feet. Anything that is attached to you, SCRUB it! I don't mean hit it til it bleeds but you've got to get that old dead build up of yuck off you so here are a few of my favorites....


An Old Fashioned Toothbrush! Just put your favorite facial cleanser on it and scrub scrub scrub. I know it sounds weird but compare $15.00 to the hefty price of a hunky-chunky Clairsonic at $225.00 plus the cost of the heads @ $25.00 each.  Just don't use it to clean the grout. Face only please. I do this 1-2 times a week. Your face will LOVE You. Promise.

MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
This Black Sludge goes on thick and disgusting but washes away leaving your face glowing like Mount Etna~

Laneige Strawberry Yogurt Peel
This yummy treat for your face smells great and you can actually see the dead dull skin come off in your hands. Sounds Scary?
It's Not. Your face will feel as soft as a babies butt! approx. $19.99
A steal that lasts a loooong time~ It only take a dime size per use.

Your Body Parts:
These little babies are Amazing! This company even sell scrubs for your Pets!

8 + Uses: in Pink Grapefruit~ Sudsy filled sponge on one side. Rejuvenating Scrub on the other.  Vitamins A & E, Olive Oil and Glycerin just make this one special.

20 + Uses: in White Rose ~ Shea Butter and Olive Oil make this sudsy scrubber a bath dream come true. The smell is like a bouquet of white flowy roses and the scrub will leave you in Rose Garden Heaven!

20 + Uses: Applause Hand Buffer~ Oh, this one is my absolute favorite. I use this one on my hands, legs, arms, all over! Talk about a tingly bath experience you won't want to ever leave your tub or shower! Infused with Seaweed and Honey... Loves It!

 20 + Uses:  Pedi-Scrubber ~ This one speaks for itself. It's a relaxing pedicure in one bath experience. Talk about sloughing off dead skin. Ha~ Your  pretty tootsies will look like a $ million$  in those fancy designer shoes!

Meet Izzy. She's Squeaky Clean!

Haute Dog:  Spa in a Sponge for Dogs.
Izzy thinks she is one HOT Dog! Her very own Spa Day at home. No Muss No fuss.

20 + Use: Spongeables for Men
Men need to look pretty too!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Christian Louboutin's. Are They Worth It?

I am asked this question often...
Are Christian Louboutin's worth the hefty Price Tag?
"Loob's" as I like to call them can run from $295.00 all the way up to the highest end of $1,200.00 so that is such a legit question. ( does have amazing sales thru out the year tho. So does Barney's New York)
So, my classic answer is this. 
If you can afford it, Why Not!
If you can't afford it.  No! 
But... I will save my pennies to possess these shoes whenever I can. I will skip StarBucks for months, halt buying pricey cosmetics, or pack a lunch instead of hitting the high end lunch counters wherever my travels have taken me just to get that thrill of the purchase.  (PB&J's won't kill you and it can help to slim the waistline:) Ha!
Once that has been accomplished, The hunt is on and the thrill is SO worth a years supply of Carmel Macchiatos to own these gorgeous shoes.  
Is the quality worth the price?
You Betcha!  I have approx.  20 pairs of Louboutin's and each one is still in great wearable eye-catching condition after years of running thru airports, meetings, dinners and functions. My life is Busy!
I need my shoes to be able to keep up the pace.
Is there an age too young or too old to wear Loob's? 
No!   If you can walk in them, you can wear them! I must admit, some of my Loob's are way too high for what I need to wear them for. Get the shorter heel heights. I find that 3.5" - 4" heels are perfect. 
Over 4" heel heights and up and my walk just isn't pretty.  I have taken some styles of my Loob's to my local shoe repairman and he shaves off a good 1/4" and Viola'. Perfection!
Sizes. Oh, here it gets tricky. Loobs run small. Suede styles run very small. I wear a solid size US 7. Usually, in a Loob that equates to a size 38. Some styles require a jump to 38.5 which is the equivalent of a size 7.5 US. On pumps, don't go too big or you will walk right out of them. I have used heel grips in this case. Works like a charm.
So, now let's talk about my favorite subject. Christian Louboutin STYLES!

I love the T-Strap styles. So elegant yet sexy. Practical yet High End. Wear them with jeans or style them up with a Chanel Suit.

Next are Classic Pumps such as the Ambrosina's. Gorgeous Sheer Satin. Elegant 1" Platform sole. 5" Heel Height.
These I have worn almost into the ground! Poor babies have been with me Forever! Funerals, Meetings, Romantic Dinners with my best friend~ 
My Husband. 
The front end of the signature red soles wear off (no one sees that unless you are kneeling in church) but as you walk away, that underneath RED just SCREAMS. 
Hey! Look at me! 

Why do you think Carrie in "Sex in the City" wore these beautiful darlins'? 
Class, elegance, confidence, distinction.

More Later... I have a flight to catch. 
Off to NYC and you can bet that while there that I will be trolling Sak's or Barney's!