In celebration of the season 3 finale of Scandal, a fabulous group of beauty bloggers and I checked into a suite at the Carlton Hotel to sample all the amazing beauty products used on the show over glasses of delicious Tiziano wine. This scandalous night of beauty was hosted by the fabulous beauty mavens of Glamazon Diaries and Pretty Connected AKA Makeda Saggau-Sackey and Lara Eurdolian.
Scandal makeup artist Denise Hooper gets a crazy amount of beauty products sent to her on a daily basis, but only uses the best of the best when bringing out Olivia Pope’s inner gladiator. Without further ado, here are all the glam products used behind the scenes of the hit series:
When it comes to shiny hair and presidential curls, Scandal’s hair stylist, Linda Villalobos, uses a BaBabyliss Pro Nano Titanium Marcel Curling Iron ($49.99) and Sebastian Cellophane In-Glossing Treatment ($35) to transform the actors into their DC alter egos. The Nano titanium provides high heat without damaging hair. Sol-Gel technology makes the iron barrels 37% stronger and 22% smoother than those of standard irons. The Sebastian Cellophane In-Glossing Treatment is only available in salons and has protein-rich infusers that illuminate every strand. This heat-actived formula enhances color without damaging hair and is both peroxide and ammonia-free.
For glowing skin and bright TV-ready eyes, Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels ($30), Kate Sommerville Age Arrest Eye Cream ($75), Mario Badescu Facial Spray ($7), Mario Badescu Super Collagen Mask ($18), and Neutrogena Makeup Remover Towelettes ($8.99) are essentials on set. Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels are one of my all-time favorite products. As soon as you apply them under your eyes, the cooling sensation is immediately relaxing from the inside out bringing life into even the tiredest of eyes. They are particularly popular with the men on the set of Scandal.
If there wasn’t already enough glamour on set, Denise glams up the cast even more with Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara ($28), Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara ($8.99), Neutrogena Nourishing Eyeliner in Cosmic Black ($7.50), Lorac Pro Palette Eyeshadow ($42). The Lorac Pro Palette Eyeshadow is my latest obsession. The vibrant colors and design are beyond amazing. So it’s no wonder that it’s sold out almost everywhere.
Spring has sprung in NYC. So I broke out my favorite pair of white jeans to celebrate.
The flowers are in bloom in Bryant Park.
There wasn’t a cloud in the sky over Freedom Tower.
I like to admire photos of sunny New York my boyfriend’s Mom took years ago that currently hang in our apartment.
New York Bridal Week has once again arrived! So it’s no wonder that my boyfriend is freaking out a little with every bridal market show I attend. In October, I ventured over to Penthouse 45 for the first ever presentation of the new Isabelle Armstrong bridal line. After such a gorgeous introduction, I couldn’t wait to see the next collection. With modern twists on classic ball gowns including pink accents and contemporary beading, the latest bridal couture collection by Isabelle Armstrong did not disappoint. This lovely collection was once again shown at Penthouse 45 overlooking the always breathtaking Midtown skyline.
It’s been well over a decade since I crossed the boarder into Canada. So when my cousin decided to have her bachelorette party in Montreal, I was totally there. I’m kind of hidden in the group shot above. So trying to find me might be like playing “Where’s Waldo?” The city of Montreal is fab. Between the old buildings and everyone speaking French, it kind of feels like you’re in a small European country totally obsessed with hockey.
Since what happens on a bachelorette weekend, obviously stays on a bachelorette weekend, here are some fun photos I took of the city and girly festivities in between drinking and debauchery.
Okay, I can explain! This is “Montreal Barbie” a.k.a. the drunk friend the bride to be had to find every morning after we hid her the night before. If you have bachelorette party coming up, I highly recommend playing this game.
If I could do anything in the world, my first choice would be to spend my days coming up with names for nail polish colors and my nights getting spa treatments. I have some amazing names already in my head which include “A Weekend with the Kennedys,” ”Suddenly Fabulous,” and “Classy Reality Star.” So I’m pretty serious about this.
Whenever I go to the nail salon, I choose my color for the name just as much as the color itself. So when I discovered a stunning blue by Essie called “Butler Please” I knew that had to be the one. Aside from the fab name, what I love best about this color is that it’s perfect for both spring and fall in that it’s dark and mysterious all while possessing pretty pastel qualities. In other words, I’m obsessed!