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Fabulous Links of the Week

Thought these were pretty! For sale at a local bodega.

Next weekend is Memorial Day! Can you believe it? How time flies! This week in the beauty world, Urban Decay announced it was launching a Naked Perfume Oil on June 3 (for Sephora VIB Rouge members) and June 7 on the Urban Decay web site. (Elle) And for you mani/pedi fans, Essie has declared June 1 (my birthday!!!) National Nail Polish Day! I may be celebrating the big 4-@#$ with a trip to the groomer. (WWD)

This week on the blog, I shared my frustration about not being able to establish and stick to a regular Sunday skin care routine. If you have any tips to get me started and keep me motivated, I’m listening!

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here.

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Fabulous Links of the Week: Mother’s Day 2017

Dinner with my family – Mother’s Day 2017

I hope all you mommas had a great Mother’s Day. I did! My family and I had a nice dinner together to celebrate. (See pic above.) Maybe you can talk celeb makeup artist Val Garland into doing your mom’s makeup. She just got the gig as global makeup director at L’Oreal Paris. (WWD) Be sure to check out the photo gallery. Ms. Garland has come up with some cool, vintage-inspired looks! And some avant-garde ones, too. It will be interesting to see what Garland and L’Oreal create together.

This whole Mother’s Day thing has me thinking: What beauty secrets did you learn from your mom? I don’t know about beauty secrets, per se, but my mom instilled in me a love for blush, soft pink lipstick, and blue eyeliner. Very traditional colors. To this day, I still reach for pinks, nudes, and taupes, and I have eyeliner pencils in every shade of blue. And I own more blush than I could wear in ten lifetimes.

The nuns at my elementary school would yell at me for wearing blush. I didn’t care. But I didn’t experiment with eye shadow until I was north of 35. Go figure.

So what did you learn about makeup/beauty from you mom/grandmother/aunt? Let’s spill family beauty secrets in the comments!

Have a great week! xo

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter.

Be sure to subscribe to Fabulous Forever using the form on the top right of the homepage, and use the social sharing buttons below the form to follow me on social media. Here’s my Twitter and Instagram. I’m on Snapchat at clobuono. And don’t forget to like the Fabulous Forever Facebook page!

Fabulous Links of the Week

I met Romero Jennings At The Makeup Show NYC! I interviewed him and Johnny Weir a while ago about MAC’s Glitter & Ice collection for holiday 2011.

I was at The Makeup Show NYC this weekend! As always, it was a great time, with inspiring keynotes, photo ops, makeup, a press preview led by the always hilarious James Vincent, and did I mention…makeup?! I’ll try to get a pic up on Instagram ASAP of some highlights from the goody bag. This year there was really good skin care, and a cool Kat von D lip liner.

While I ran around The Metropolitan Pavilion, where the show was held, beauty news still happened elsewhere in the world. Remember my friends at Memebox? They announced this week they are no longer selling K-beauty products in the U.S., in order to focus more on K-beauty content, such as product reviews and tutorials. But fear not, K-beauty fans. You will still be able to buy Memebox’s K-beauty finds through Amazon. (WWD) (Fashion Network)

And Johnson & Johnson must pay the largest settlement ever in a series of law suits claiming it’s Johnson’s Baby Powder, which is formulated with talc, causes ovarian cancer. In this case, J&J must pay a Virginia woman $110.5 million.  Last year, the personal care giant was ordered to pay plaintiffs in similar cases $70.1 million, $72 million, and $55 million. I’ll just stick to sprinkling it in my shoes. (Allure)

Have a great week! xo

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter.

Be sure to subscribe to Fabulous Forever using the form on the top right of the homepage, and use the social sharing buttons below the form to follow me on social media. Here’s my Twitter and Instagram. I’m on Snapchat at clobuono. And don’t forget to like the Fabulous Forever Facebook page!

 

 

Florida Vacation 2017 and Some Fabulous Links!

17 days. That’s how long  it’s been since the people who follow the Fabulous Forever page have heard from me, according to Facebook. Not good. I’m sorry.

The day after Easter, Mother Bear and I went to Florida for our annual defrosting. We hit the pool and the beach, and of course, did a little shopping. I didn’t even bring my camera with me. Between my photography class, blogging, and my freelance work this winter, I was exhausted. However, I snapped a few photos on my iPhone.

The view from my beach chair. I could get used to this!

Mother Bear and I

The pool in our condo complex.

I have managed to keep up with beauty news, though: Urban Decay is launching a new Naked contouring palette and this body butter has a loooonnggg waiting list.

Here’s an article on Racked about beauty accelerators and incubators. Beth Shapouri is a great beauty writer/reporter, and this is an easy-to-understand explanation of an important strategy driving product development in the beauty industry.

Fear not, everyone. I’ve fully recharged and I’m back! I’ll post another photo story from my photography class later in the week. And my favorite beauty event of the year, The Makeup Show NYC, is coming up on May 7 and 8! And don’t forget, May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Need I mention SPF?

This weekend is supposed to be beautiful in New Jersey. It might be time to blow the dust off my camera, too!

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter.

Be sure to subscribe to Fabulous Forever using the form on the top right of the homepage, and use the social sharing buttons below the form to follow me on social media. Here’s my Twitter and Instagram. I’m on Snapchat at clobuono. And don’t forget to like the Fabulous Forever Facebook page!

 

Fabulous Links of the Week

Happy Spring!

What a beautiful weekend here in New Jersey! I shot outdoors both days, and I’m including some of my faves from Saturday in this post.

Now to the important stuff…beauty news! Jenna Lyons moves on, three cool women share words of wisdom on aging, and a hairdresser turns his love of vintage into an Insta-sensation, in this week’s Fabulous Links!

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard that Jenna Lyons is leaving J.Crew. The woman who taught us how to mix preppy staples like blazers and chinos with high heels, chunky necklaces, and flowy tops is leaving the brand at the end of the year. Lyons single-handedly turned J.Crew from a catalog-only purveyor of basics into a fashion-forward mainstay. It’s the end of an era. I’ll be watching through my tears to see what she does next. (New York Times) (WWD) (WWD Style Slideshow)

Rocker Debbie Harry, dancer Judith Jamison, and model Pat Cleveland are all north of 65, and getting this aging thing so right. They shared their thoughts on beauty and growing older with Glamour, and I wanted to share the piece with you. I’ll be referring to their wisdom in my own life time and time again. (Glamour)

I know I’ve mentioned my love of all things vintage: Jackie O, the cancelled TV show Pan Am (set in the early 60s), the WWII era. You name it. Apparently hairdresser Tony Medina feels the same way. Medina has worked with people who rock retro-inspired looks like Gwen Stefani and Dita Von Teese. Don’t miss his Instagram, @hisvintagetouch. (Allure)

This week on the the blog, I reviewed Sustainable Youth skincare and shared some of my favorite photos from my photography class field trip to NYC.

Colorful flowers are coming out to play!

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter.

Be sure to subscribe to Fabulous Forever using the form on the top right of the homepage, and use the social sharing buttons below the form to follow me on social media. Here’s my Twitter and Instagram. I’m on Snapchat at clobuono. And don’t forget to like the Fabulous Forever Facebook page!

OK. One more since you asked nicely.

 

Fabulous Links of the Week

Of course I took a beauty-related shot…

I went on a field trip to NYC with my photography class this morning. I was at the PATH before 8 am, people! Since it was a gorgeous day, the photo opportunities were amazing. But I came home beat. However, we have some Fabulous Links to get to, so…

A modeling agency reps only over-45-year-old models, a K-beauty section curated by Peach & Lily’s Alicia Yoon comes to CVS, and Bobbi Brown talks about how she pioneered “no-makeup makeup,” in this week’s Fabulous Links!

The Russian modeling agency Oldushka works just with models over 45. That’s awesome! Yes, beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, and skin tones, but it also comes at every age. With age comes wisdom and confidence. And there’s nothing sexier. (Yahoo! Beauty)

In the wake of the debut of K-beauty at Target, CVS is really upping it’s beauty game. Like Target, the pharmacy/convenience chain is working with Alicia Yoon of Peach & Lily fame to curate and feature a huge K-beauty section, debuting in April at CVS stores. More than 100 products are expected to arrive on shelves over the next year. Keep your eyes peeled. Definitely tweet me or comment about any products you try! (Allure)

Bobbi Brown, who made a career of no-makeup makeup and the beauty of inner confidence, sits down with Linda Wells of The Cut and chats about the evolution of her brand. (The Cut)

This week on the blog, I shared my favorite photos from the first part of the Everyday Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge.

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’m thinking I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Wish me luck!

Be sure to subscribe to Fabulous Forever using the form on the top right of the homepage, and use the social sharing buttons below the form to follow me on social media. Here’s my Twitter and Instagram. I’m on Snapchat at clobuono. And don’t forget to like the Fabulous Forever Facebook page!

OK, one more from today’s adventure in NYC.

These two pictures were from an event held this weekend called Beauty & Balance at Westfield World Trade Center.

p.s. I’ll tell you what. I’ll post the rest of my favorites from today a little later this week. xo C

 

 

 

Fabulous Links of the Week

This week’s prompts in photography class were the titles of Bruce Springsteen songs. How could these trikes and bikes not be Thunder Road?!

Where’s spring? 😛 This weekend was cold and damp. While Mother Nature gets it together, let’s have some uplifting beauty news: Sephora is starting a class to help cancer survivors. And btw, how many of these bad-ass ladies over 60 are you following on Instagram? Check out this week’s Fabulous Links!

In the spirit of Look Good, Feel Better, Sephora is launching free in-store classes for women facing the devastating effects of cancer treatment (such as hair loss and dull, sallow skin). Sephora employees who are themselves living with cancer provided input for the curriculum. Look for the 90-minute classes starting April 9. Scroll down to the bottom of your screen to find classes near you. (Glamour)

If you know me, you know I am officially obsessed with Instagram. It’s my favorite social media platform. Apparently, these 12 ladies over 60 feel the same way. Some are famous, some you may not have heard of. How many of them are you following? (Total Beauty)

This week on the blog, I reviewed my custom lipstick mini from Finding Ferdinand and talked about taking fashion risks.

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’m thinking I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Wish me luck!

Be sure to subscribe to Fabulous Forever using the form on the top right of the homepage, and use the social sharing buttons below the form to follow me on social media. Here’s my Twitter and Instagram. I’m on Snapchat at clobuono. And don’t forget to like the Fabulous Forever Facebook page!

This pic was inspired by Born in the U.S.A. What is more American than Coca-Cola?

And of course, Born in the U.S.A. also meant a flag pic…

Fabulous Links of the Week

Good Day Sunshine! (One of our photography prompts from class last week.)

Urban Decay had a big week: the edgy beauty brand announced a cool new collection and the launch of four lip kits. Meanwhile, the Pioneer Woman has a new home collection at Wal-Mart, in this week’s Fabulous Links!

Urban Decay is dropping a new collection inspired by the graffiti art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Mark April 20 on your calendars! I am loving the pink-y lipstick and the cool cosmetics bags. (Allure) (The Cut)

UD is also launching lip kits! If you’ve been wanting to try a lip kit (usually a lip liner/liquid lipstick set), here’s a great option. The Urban Decay Ultimate Pair includes a UD Vice lipstick in a cream, sheer, or matte finish, and a coordinating lip liner. The Bad Blood and Ex-Girlfriend/Naked2 lip kits look pretty. (FYI, I have the Ex-Girlfriend lipstick and love it. A soft, pretty nude. I like to put it in the center of my lips, like a highlighter.)

The kits are a $37 value for $22! I hope they come up with more. Maybe in a pink or coral for summer. They are available at Ulta. (Allure)

Does anyone watch the Pioneer Woman? I admit, I don’t. But I saw a post about her new home collection for Wal-Mart and wanted to share. I am a fan of the color combinations and am thinking about doing more lifestyle stuff on here. Is that something you’d like to see? Let me know what you think! (POPSUGAR Living)

This week on the blog, I shared the pictures from my Essence of My Neighborhood photo essay. Our next four prompts are all Bruce Springsteen-themed.

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’m thinking I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Wish me luck!

Be sure to subscribe to Fabulous Forever using the form on the top right of the homepage, and use the social sharing buttons below the form to follow me on social media. Here’s my Twitter and Instagram. I’m on Snapchat at clobuono. And don’t forget to like the Fabulous Forever Facebook page!

Morning at the Hoboken Terminal (This was another option for Good Morning Sunshine.)

 

 

Fabulous Links of the Week

Up & Out Blow Out Bar near me always has the best signs!

Brrr…We’re bracing for an epic snowstorm here in NJ. But on to more important things. M.A.C. fans and Ulta shoppers celebrate, Hillary Clinton has a new look that has the Internet going crazy, and Birkenstock is dropping a skincare line, in this week’s Fabulous Links!

M.A.C. is coming to Ulta online and in stores in May and June. In time for all your wedding season needs! (WWD) And p.s. You can now get nyakio skincare at Ulta, too. I am still obsessed with nyakio Hydrating Face Oil with Kola Nut! (I don’t see it available anymore, but they have three other oils to try: a brightening oil with marula and neroli, a maracuja and yangu soothing oil, and a manketti and mafura anti-aging oil)

Hillary Clinton got new hair (with bangs!), and the World Wide Web approves! I like this look on Charlotte and Aden’s grandma! (Huffington Post)

You loved their sensible sandals, now try their…skincare?! Birkenstock, the German brand known for their hippy-ish, cork-soled sandals, announced this week it is dropping a skincare line. The products contain suberin, a substance in cork oak extract with anti-aging effects. Since the brand has been working with cork for about 240 years, maybe they know what they’re talking about. Look for Birkenstock Cosmetics this fall. (WWD)

This week on the blog, I reviewed Alastin Skincare. Once the snow gets going, I’ll post The Essence of My Neighborhood photo essay I did for photography class.

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’m thinking I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Wish me luck!

Be sure to subscribe to Fabulous Forever using the form on the top right of the homepage, and use the social sharing buttons below the form to follow me on social media. Here’s my Twitter and Instagram. I’m on Snapchat at clobuono. And don’t forget to like the Fabulous Forever Facebook page!

 

 

 

 

 

Fabulous Links of the Week

Pier C Park in Hoboken

Holy time warp, Batman! It’s March already! The weather has been crazy here in N.J. We’ve been trying to fit all four seasons into one week! One day it’s 70 degrees and sunny, the next day it’s freezing, the next day it’s rainy and 50 degrees…

But back to beauty. Urban Decay announced the launch of a skin care line and K-beauty e-tailer SokoGlam announced founder Charlotte Cho has curated a K-beauty discovery box, dubbed the Klog Box. This is good stuff, so let’s talk about it in this week’s Fabulous Links!

Urban Decay is coming out with a skin care line. Well, actually two skin care lines. No, that’s not a typo. The edgy makeup brand is launching Rehab Makeup Prep, a collection of six products to cleanse, revitalize, and moisturize your skin before you put your face on. UD is also dropping a three-piece line called Makeup Meltdown, designed to gently and thoroughly remove all traces of said face. No word from UD about when the products will be available, but I’m signed up for their emails, so I’ll be sure to tweet about the launch. (Allure)

SokoGlam just dropped a limited edition K-beauty discovery box curated by SokoGlam founder Charlotte Cho. The box contains six products, a mix of new launches and cult faves. And none of those annoying foil packets to see here: all products are full size! This $100+ value is available for $50! (Allure)

This week on the blog, I talked about Target’s plans to make its beauty section greener and safer, and I shared some pics I took for photography class, as we learn to use photos to tell stories.

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’m thinking I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Wish me luck!

Be sure to subscribe to Fabulous Forever using the form on the top right of the homepage, and use the social sharing buttons below the form to follow me on social media. Here’s my Twitter and Instagram. I’m on Snapchat at clobuono. And don’t forget to like the Fabulous Forever Facebook page!

 

 

 

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