Meg here! I am running all over the place today. It's going to be a very busy Friday but I wanted to leave you something to kick off your weekend right! Tarte is having a 50% off sale!
I know you already know how amazing Tarte! Is. We have been raving over them for years. I am so obseesed with their new Aqualillies line (review to come soon!) Park Avenue Princess Bronze and Cheek Tint is my latest "must have obsession." It may be the most perfect summer item. A glowy 2-in-one that that goes on smooth as silk, looks incrediblely natural and the pink on the tip brings the perfect flush to the apples of your cheeks. It is so awesome, I have been reaching for it daily!
It's my site. I'm Megsmakeup and it's after midnight and I can write. So be cool.
Marathon Monday. It was amazing. I was a naughty child and I was always grounded over April vacation. Same violations. A boy I was "caught with." My sentence was always up on Patriot's Day. Maybe in the rest of the country "Patriots Day" didn't mean much. It was always a "freedom day" for me. The first day off of a groundation, I managed to get trapped in the house for "bad behavior" for all of April. I never worked the concealer just right to hide the April Vacation hickey. And I did it in a "cah! (for those not familiar with Boston a "car.")
Slut shaming is the new thang and I wasn't "Slut Shamed" I just liked to get down in a cah because the 16 year olds I knew were not yet property owners.
Freedom from my groundation was a spring day. People were out and cheering and happy and I felt free from my parents. The real revolution.
Because I am so socially networked, I had on my twitter "A blast just went off" from a high school runner I was following. This is Boston, it's not Baghdad. The follow up tweet I expected was for her to say she farted in her pants. Because I'm from Boston, we laugh and say that shit. Pun intended.
How on earth could it be something else? This is Boston.
Limbs blown off? Blood everywhere? No, I watched glued to the news. This is BOSTON.
I despised this city growing up, It's a terrible city to grow up in. I hated it because it was a city that cared about "who your parents are" and "where did you go to school?" Fuck that. Who cares?
I fled far and fast to get away from it. I was never going to win here.
It sucked me back in.
I give money to the homeless. I rescue my dogs. I cook dinner every night and if you need a place to crash for a year, I wil take you in. I am Boston.
It is very important, your pedigree in Boston. I prefer mutts.
I can't watch "Good Will Hunting" without crying. I sob. I know what it is like to leave everything behind to try to become "better."
But do we know really?
I think back on the days of innocence, the days of fun! The days when I was so happy to sneak a "bee-ah" and just relax. You should have that day. They're great days.
Meg here! I am happy to report that I am still smoke free! That's great, however the pack a day for twenty years bit may have done some damage. Those are "naughty lines." Lines my bad behavior caused. Smile lines? how is that fair? Isn't smiling good? I love to laugh, I really do. If you have any doubt you can see my "laughing lines" aka "crow's feet." Had a good life? Lots of joy and giggles. The joke's on you lady! We will see your laughter and raise you a tear once you see the wrinkles we've got in store for you. What's a girl to do? Walk around expressionless (that is an option but hardly seems fun.)
I have a new magic wand (Fine. I have another magic wand but this is for your eyes!) Michael Todd True Organics Eye-O-Sonic Infusion System is my new secret weapon. How much do I love this? I'm taking it with me on Extra! This Wednesday, I'm going to be vibrating away any lines Mario Lopez might have (I've never seen any on him but you never know if there are some lurking. He seems to smile a bunch.)
"Meg, is this a gimmick? Seriously, a vibrating wand for your eyes? What does it do and how exactly is it any different then using my own hands?" There are a million off color jokes I could make about the benefits of a vibrating wand over your own hands but since my grandmother insists on reading this site. I will refrain.
The answer is in the ions! This is the quickest way to sum up what's going on. The explanation of Ion Technology: The outer layer of the skin (the epidermis) is covered by a tough layer of dead skin cells that functions like a wall to keep foreign substances out such as heat, light, dirt, microorganisms and pollutants, which is a good thing when it comes to protecting us. Unfortunately, it is a bad thing when we want to nourish and moisturize our skin because this protective layer prevents the penetration of biologically effective ingredients meant for repairing the skin. You see, the "wall" is not selective. It does not differentiate between what is good for the skin and what is not.
The eyeosonic is beneficial because it can greatly enhance the effectiveness of your topical renewing products. It is a uniquely effective therapy that uses ions to penetrate the skin's natural barrier and carry skin care products more deeply into the skin where they can work effectively to rejuvenate cells at a molecular level.
Hundreds of ions pulsate into the skin and deliver your eye cream more effectively, it really gets it in there. Whats the point of having pricey eye creams if it's not being applied effectively? Oh yeah, I don't know if any of you have ever smoked. I'm guessing that you're too smart to do that and have never had a puff. If you have maybe had a lapse, the Michael Todd True Organic Eye-O-Sonic Infusion is also great for those pesky "old lady smoker lines" that can appear above the lips.
Also, it's relaxing and it feels good. The eye wand. Sheesh people!
Meg hair! A few months back I wrote about my visit to The fabulous Leonor Greyl Institute in Paris. Leonor Greyl is France's premier luxury hair care brand it is growing quickly here in the U.S.
I made my way to the Leonor Greyl Institue for one of their signature Hair Spa Treatments. I really don't understand why more salons here in the U.S. offer these relaxing (and the results! Woohoo!) experiences. I know we have a bunch of international readers so if you have something similar in your area, I'd love to hear!
If a picture says a thousand words then this YouTube will say a few million. It's really easy for me to describe how amazing my treatment was, but sometimes it is just easier to watch it for yourself.
The women in the beginning of the video is the wonderful Caroline Greyl. I'm sure you've put two and two together and figued it out, but that is Leonor's daughter. Caroline runs the ship over there and once you get a few glasses of wine in her, she's more fun than Disneyworld.
If you haven't had a chance to try these products-you must. I would suggest you start with the Holy Grail product Huile De Palme if oil isn't "your thing" you could always try Allure's Best In Beauty Winner Shampooing Reviviscence. All of their products are exceptional and find their way on the world's most famous manes. You know what's on tour right now with Madonna? I mean besides a hot 20 someting Latino? Yup, Leonor Greyl products. The list of celebrities that can't live without these items is a mile long. In fact, in this weeks issue of People Magazine, Emma Stone is styled to perfection with Leonor Greyl's cult Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice.
AAAARGH! I'm really sorry ladies. I was going to be back Monday AM and my flight was canceled. I had no power or anything. I was trapped in NYC. I just walked in the door. I have boxes to open and packs to mail. I apologize for the weeks hold up on mailings. Just when I thought I was ahead of the game with everyone I emailed.
I'm totally stressing out over this but my roomates said they will help me sort this week!!
I know this is annoying but I swear I am doing my very best and the packs will be great!!
I liked SANDY better when she was wearing a catsuit and becoming naughty at Rydell High.
We have some tips on how to use it! A lot of women haven't incorporated highlighter into their beauty routines and they really should. It mimics a "good night sleep" for all of us. I love to use it just uder my eyebrow. I apply it above my shadow and on the brow bone to give a fresh faced look.
I also use the same Marilyn Monroe trick that Max Factor taught her. Apply it on your clavicle bones and shimmy a little between the cleavage for a grown up, sexy sheen. It also looks great on the top of the cheek bone, and a dot above your top lip, rightin the center, will give the illusion of a perkier pout.
Dawn is a guru and loves to put it around her eyes in the orbital section (didn't know that one!) You learn a new trick everyday.
Check out our video and also get ready to win! Revlon is giving away ten of their Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel.
I'm off to pitch what I've been working on for TWO YEARS today so please send me good vibes!
Meg here! I hope all of you checked under the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Post from a couple days ago to see if you won! Just send me you address if you are one of the first 10 to comment under the post so Revlon can get your Balm Stain off to you!
Today Revlon is doing a give away on the Revlon Colorstay Smoky Shadow Stick. The think tank must be burting over there at Revlon because they've come out with another new product! These chubby, dual sided sticks are perfect for a smoky eye on the go! They're dual ended, creamy (creamy without a pull or tug, I love that, sometimes these "crayons" can go on so drying. It's also perfect for travel. It's not going to break in your bag and I've even used mine to apply a smoky eye in the car! That's convenience.
Speaking of convenience, I've put together a video with my main gay Denny on all of the perfect Revlon beach essentials. You just need sunscreen ladies! Don't worry about the sun's harmful rays with Revlon Bronzer! You can acheive a sculpted, sun kissed look without aging your skin!
"She's a very kinky girl. The kind you don't take home to mother." Rick James Meg here! Meeting mother is totally overrated and I can't help being kinky. Anyone that reads this site knows I can do a lot of things. I just can't use a curling iron. I don't know if it is because I am left handed or what but for the life of me I cannot work the clip part correctly. I always end up with bumps and kinks and it annoys the bejezus out of me.
I'm always using the old school curlers or my Topstyler. Would I like to try use a normal curling iron? Of course. Are your tips going to help me do this? No. I've had lessons. At this point it may just be a mental block but I have moved on.
I was at New York Fashion Week in September. I had been doing some filming and my hair went completely flat. I'm lucky I'll talk to anyone. It's a gift for me and a curse I'm sure for my airplane seatmate. Anyhow, my hair do had hair don'ted and the person I was speaking to ending up running one of the fashion houses being shown. He was nice enough to take me to his show's beckstage and plop me in a chair in hair and makeup for a little shooszing up.
The New York Fashion Week stylist, grabbed my listless tresses and then the most phallic looking instrument I had ever seen. What the heck was going on here? No, I was not in some underground sex chamber. I was at the most prestigious fashion show in the world. What I was looking at? A big, black clip less curling iron! The stylist showed me how to wrap from the top, hold it for a few seconds and soon she released a bouncy, beach wave. The most sexual looking curling iron provided no kinks!! Just perfect hair, and it heats up in 60 seconds. This was the answer! I was so impressed I asked for the name to write down so I too could own this magic wand of greatness. After writing it down I went to the next show and promptly lost the slip of paper.
In life, soul mates tend to find their ways back to each other. So it was just two weeks ago when my friend Liz sent me an email about this phenomenal company Enzo Milano and how they invented the clip less curling iron. Another song started playing in my head when I opened her attachment and saw my clip less friend staring back at me "reunited and it feels so good!" After a couple of pleading emails, I was the new proud owner of an Enzo Milano Clip Less Curling Iron (I have the 25-33 cornicos enorme)
I know a lot of you are going to ask, "how does it work?" so I added the video from the company so you can see a few stylists in action using it. I point the barrel down. Then I wrap my hair around the iron (don't worry about burns! They give you a great little mitt!) My hair never takes curl well, if it does, it's staying an hour. My secret for keeping voluptuous curls? I spray the holy heck out of my hair with Elnett Hairspray. Then I wrap. Then I hold for 15 seconds. After, I just let the curl go. No tugging or pulling needed. Also, no burns, dents or kinks!
Meg here! I have been having some technical difficulties. Actually, not in life, life has been A-OK. Just really internet technical difficulties (since we all live online I 'm sure you can understand.)
Revlon approached me to do a few videos on their PhotoReady Collection (they're over on People.com) I mean, why wouldn't they approach me? When you think of effortless grace you obviously think of Megsmakeup.com. Ha! I need more to get ready than most-but, I have to say. The Revlon PhotorReady collection has made me just that. They're the only products I am wearing in these videos and they make me look just as great as the fancy dance department store counterparts. Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eyeshadow is Siren really does make the smoky eye as easy as can be. There's even directions on the back, if you can read, you can perfect this!
I wanted my videos to be fun. I know if you're on the site here you're already a makeup junkie so I don't have to explain "how to put on mascara." I may have to explain this bedroom scenario but I think we're all good on the mascara front. I did like the wand and the brustles of Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara, I like a stiff wand! Maybe I shouldn't write that bit after a bedroom scenario, but..
Meg here and I'm bringing you love and beauty and it's Valentine's Day soon! Here's the thing, the media (wait, that's me but not really) I'm "media light." Valentine's Day is the day where romance=money. Big money, I'm sorry if you're single. So is the market. 15.7 BILLION was spent on Valentine's Day last year. The average man spent $116.21 to woo his honey in 2011. It's a money making machine this crazy little thing we call love.
The weirdest part? The gift most woman want is just an "I love you" and not counting emotions into dollars but, the last time I checked that was free. That's all 87% of woman wanted to hear on the great V-day, but yeah, he's a little screwed if he doesn't follow it up with roses so I don't mean "screwed' in the positive way.
I've always bought my own flowers, I'm more into peonies then roses anyhow. I am a stickler for jewelry though. I mean, flowers die after a week.
I had the weirdest conversation with my Gram. I know she reads the site but she's so old school it hurts my brain to try to wrap around what she says. I'm sure she thinks the same. "Oh Meg, I visited Dad and told him you're not with the same boy anymore. I think he got rid of you for asking for that expensive bag." What? It was like Charlie Brown's teacher's "blah, blah, wha, wha." I guess back in her day you didn't say things you wanted. Maybe it's a depression era thing. Maybe "The Greatest Generation" was super great because they just smiled and nodded. I'm not that Great. Never claimed to be.
If you're looking for a material item to make you feel better I can tell you the truth, it will. It will for maybe an hour. A glorious, heart-dizzying hour. But it will fade. It will fade unless the person that gave it to you wants to give you a glorious item because he thinks you're that special and that amazing and he has the means to give it to you. Then it doesn't fade, then you feel special every time you wear it, spray it or clasp it around your neck. And yes, sorry Gram, sorry "Greatest Generation" but you, "This Generation" are that great. You bring a lot to the table, you deserve to feel special because you are. The minute someone whisper's in your ear "blah, blah waah, waah." Tune out. You deserve all that and an "I love you" on top. If a fabulous bag is thrown into the mix then HOORAY!
My last relationship didn't work out the way I wanted. It had nothing to do with the bag I desired. There were a lot of factor's that culminated to its demise. However, I am happy to say, I really love him and we talk everyday (as I tend to keep a positive relationship with all of my serious ex's. Why not? There was something about them that you loved at one point.)
I've always been outgoing. I can talk to anyone. I am a total people person. Life laughs at you, takes these qualities into consideration and says "You'll work alone in a room in your back bedroom." Because Life is a mean bitch sometimes. So, believe it or not, I don't meet a lot of people in my back bedroom.
I have never tried online dating. I thought it was for people that couldn't talk to people in real life. But what about me? I can talk to anyone and just don't ever have the chance to. I can talk at events and if I were a gay man I would clean up that scene and be a dating machine!...But I'm not.
So I took (after several friends suggestion) the plunge. I signed up for an OK Cupid dating profile. What could it hurt?
It hasn't hurt, however it has made me consider a nunnery. I was still trying to figure out my profile and had 50 dates emailing me. They were not people I would date. They were nuts. However, I've been on for a day now and sifted through 200+ emails and I've found 3. I've found three guys I would be willing to go out with. Three I would have never found if I didn't try. So there's that. I don't know if I'll find a future there but I may find a few witty dinner companions.Editor's side note (that's me) Meg is off OK Cupid. The freak factor was a bit too high. Back to square one.
There's a fabulous new collaboration between MOR COSMETICS (We love them, their stuff is gorgeous) and a new movie out starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum called "The Vow" hitting theaters Feb. 10th. In collaboration with the film, MOR has created The Vow Limited Edition Gift Set. Housed in a heart-shaped tin, each limited edition set features a Little Luxuries Hand Cream and Soapette in our beloved Lychee Flower. The Vow Limited Edition Gift Set will be available exclusively on morcosmetics.com and from MOR's partners at bloom.com. It will retail for $17.00.
In conjunction with The Vow Limited Edition Gift set, MOR is currently holding a “Celebration of Love” Facebook Sweepstakes from Jan 30th – Feb 5th with the winner announced on the 6th. U.S. fans, over the age of 18, can enter for a chance to win a private hometown screening of The Vow for 100 friends and a $500 shopping spree on morcosmetics.com. Here’s a link!
I don't know how someone really defines "love." But I feel it every single day. I don't need it to be material but it's definitely nice when a little "sum sumthing" is added. I LOVE cuddling up to my dog. I love when a girlfriend is there to wipe away any tears. I love knowing that even though a romantic relationship dies a friendship doesn't.