For the baseball fan… Shwoodshop makes a Loiusville Slugger Collection eyeglasses that are truly unique! (www.shwoodshop.com)
If cologne is Dad’s thing, then I love Prada Luna Rosa Eau De Toilette. (Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus)
Ralph Lauren’s custom monogram Polos are great for the golf loving Dad. (www.polo.com)
Aviators are still a classic trend in eyewear, & Maui Jim has a fab selection! What’s great about this company is that most of their eyewear can be made with prescription lenses, & their warranty is amazing! (www.mauijim.com)
For the Wall Street Dad, loving Mr. Cufflink’s Buy/Sell & Sell High/BuyLow cufflinks. (mrcuff.com)
Collar Stays always break or get lost, but Power Stays that are magnetic will be a favorite to Dad! (Nordstrom)
BBQ meet The Green Egg smokers! They come in many sizes, & have amazing ratings! (Home Depots, Lowes, or most hardware stores)
Williams Sonoma’s monogram steak brand is a fun gift for the BBQ loving Dad! (www.williamssonoma.com)
If adventure is the game for Dad, then The Go Pro camera is a must! This camera has many functions & has a waterproof case as well, perfect for the beach! (Best Buy, Amazon)
For the handy Dad, Gorilla Light is a must-have gift! (Home Depot, Lowes or most hardware stores)
Speaking of the beach or for poolside, Sunny Life’s waterproof radio & is fab for tunes ala fresco! (Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Amazon)
Dads who love kayaking will love the Point 65W which LL Bean sells online. This lego-like kayak is the coolest one I have seen so far! Great for travel, small storage spaces, & can be expanded with other kits! (www.llbean.com)
Recordable books for Dad from Hallmark store are a treasure & are a timeless gift! (www.hallmark.com)
Some other picks are matching swimwear for Dad & the kiddies. (www.vilebraquin.com, www.polo.com, www.landsend.com, www.jcrew.com)
Man Crates fun boxes gifts for men, the gift collections are endless! (www.mancrates.com)
For the fish loving Dad, the Fishing Enthusiast has it all for the deepsea or freshwater lover! (www.fishingenthusiast.com)
When in doubt a handmade gift & card is one of the BEST gifts a child can give from the heart!
Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dad’s out there like mine & my husband!
I have mastered how to do makeup in a flash as a mother for the past eleven years!
Seasonally I go for lessons for new products, as well as how to apply them. All makeup department stores have a master makeup artist, which makes finding the, “just right” products and colors for you a cinch!
Sephora, Target and some local drugstores also have beauty specialists too! ~LOVE this!
Some products that I use daily are easy to use, and give my tired eyes & face that recharged look in a natural way.
Many women ask me what makeup do I use and there are so many lines, but this month this is what’s in my bag!
Benefit Erase Paste (Amazing coverage for under eyes, melasma, spots & rosacea)
Benefit Fake Up (Moisturizing eye concealer and also can be used under nose for coverage)
Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation (Natural look and the best coverage)
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer (Amazing pearlised glow which I put on entire face and neck.)
Benefit Lollitint & Chacha tints (Rose and Coral tints that can be used for cheek & lip)
Benefit Waat’s Up (Amazing highlighter I use in corners of my eyes, nose & cheeks)
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #6
Almay Intense i-color Eyeshadow (Love these for on the go to use for day and night! Choose the right pallets for your eye color.)
Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Eye Pencil #5
Almay Intense i-color Eyeliners
Benefit Instant Brow (Having a filled in brow opens your eyes, and makes such a difference!)
Almay Makeup Erase Sticks are a must!
Benefit Roller Lash (Bar none best mascara!)
Other eye trick faves…
Laura Mercier Gilded Gold Cavier Stick Eyecolor
Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow #20 Forever Platinum (I use in corners of my eyes for instant eye brightening!)
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Eyeshadows
Benefit They’re Real push-up liner
Urban Decay Heavy Metal glitter eyeliners in silver, gold & iridescent colors
MAC Spice Lipliner which can be blended for most lipcolors
MAC Lip color Matte Heroine blended with Matte Pink Plaid
Tom Ford True Coral lip color
Pacifica Color Quench Lip tints
A few others to mention…
Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer sticks
NARS Gloss Gold Digger
Sexy Mother Pucker Baby Doll color
Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm sticks
Sisley Lip twist sticks
Colors for eyes, lips and nails can be fun & trendy, so switch it up and go for consultations. You might be surprised at which colors you can & can not wear, or are wearing a color that is not right for your coloring.
One of my best tips is to have a day & night makeupbag which makes on-the-go lifestlyes eaiser!
Enjoy what’s in my bag, & hope to see you at my next beauty event in NYC coming this September!
Take it from a Mom Who has a few fab tricks in her bag, enjoy!
This evening I was privileged to get a preview of one of the most creative children’s charity pop up shops I have ever seen in NYC!
petitePARADE has partnered with The New York Foundling, a nonprofit organization for foster children, to honor national Foster Care Month.
For the first three weeks in May, the petitePOPUP will feature an array of children’s apparel, shoes accessories from Alivia Simone, Charm, Dimity Bourke, Elementa by Nina, IMOGA, Jess Brown Dolls, Kallio NYC, Melissa Shoes, Nina Shoes, RUUM American Kids’ Wear, Home Grown Books, & Elephantito.
Guests will be able to enjoy arts & crafts, snacks, & take fun photos while enjoying the spectacular artwork that adorns the entranceway while shopping for a great cause!
Go to www.petiteparade.com and www.nyfoundling.org for more information, & happy shopping!
Take it from a Mom who made a few purchases to help make a difference in the life of a child, & you can too!