Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Haute Beauty Look!

The Tom Ford Beauty cosmetic line is gorgeous! Here's my pre-fall look using the most amazing beauty must-haves in luxury cosmetics.



Here are 10 Tom Ford beauty essentials that made my look HAUTE!

1. Eye Primer Duo
2. Illuminating Primer
3. Traceless Foundation Stick (Praline)
4. Concealing Pen (Medium)
5. Eye Color Quad (Orchid Haze)  
6. Eye Defining Pen
7. Brow Sculptor (Chestnut)
8. Conturing Cheek Color
9. Lip Color (Violet Fatale)  
10. Translucent Finishing Powder


Saturday, September 20, 2014

My Haute Look!

My Better Mornings Atlanta TV look was compliments of Neiman Marcus... the dress ($275)  is by Erin and the coat is Christian Dior ($4,100). 

A special thank you to Makeup Artist Gwynnis Mosby and hair by Jennifer Green and Zara Green (Instagram:  @Zara1)


Haute Fall Fashion and Beauty Trends!

I teamed up with Neiman Marcus Atlanta to bring you the latest fall fashion and beauty looks. Neiman Marcus Atlanta PR Director Rebecca Brodnan and I appeared on Better Mornings Atlanta to highlight the seasons new colors... as well as Global Chic fashion trends.

Here are 7 Fashion Trends for Fall 2014

1. Green and Gray are power players this season
2. The year round bootie makes a statement
3. Large Chunky Jewelry is Tres Chic
4. The Clutch brings your outfit to life
5. Outer Wear adds personality
6. Bold prints makes Global Chic Haute
7. A statement bag in a bold color gives the wow factor





When it comes to makeup looks our models wore amazing eye shadow palettes by Chanel (Green) Les 4 Ombres, Christian Dior (Gray) The Bar and Bobbi Brown (Global Chic). Christian Dior and Chanel models gave us strong eyes and nude lips, while Bobbi Brown highlighted skin looking like skin with a flawless foundation and a rosy lip. 



Atelier Is Haute!

My new fragrance obsession from Paris... Atelier's Orange Sanguine is extremely lovely. It makes me smile when I apply it to my wrists and the back of my ear.  

It's the kind of fragrance that evokes special memories. It's the first Maison de Parfum dedicated to cologne. The Cologne Absolue celebrates the essence of citrus fragrances and oils such as blood orange; it's a central ingredient in making pure perfume.

The blending process literally takes the woman or man who wears it around the world. Top notes include blood orange from Italy, bitter orange from Spain and red mandarin from Italy. Heart notes include, Jasmine from Egypt, geranium from South Africa and black pepper from Madagascar. The mixture concludes with base notes from tonka bean from Brazil, Sandalwood from Indonesia and cedarwood from Texas.

Once applied, I can feel the essential oils on my skin and its lasting power of  something beautiful.






The Atelier Cologne bottles can be refilled or reused. Additionally, travel size fragrances come with an engraved leather case to match the bottle top. You can also add a lovely candle to bring the fragrance into your sacred space. I selected the Rose Anonyme because Turkish rose is one of my favorite scents.

Sodashi Makes Skincare Beautiful

Australian based Sodashi creates some of the most luxurious, chemical-free skincare products on the planet. I love my new Rejuvenate Skin Care Kit for travel. It has everything that I'll need for an upcoming trip to an island paradise... skin boost, face mist, clay cleanser with lavender, face and neck moisturizer, rejuvenating concentrate and an eye and lip smoother.

Sodashi, means wholeness, purity and radiance... it also describes the values of the company which are in line with my own. I'm looking forward to the healing powers of the products imparting a sense of well-being that is more than skin deep.





From London with Love

I love a great scented candle especially the M&J London Samadhi candle. Samadhi is a state of consciousness induced when one enters a state of meditation, going within, being still. The notes include rose, tulsi and karpuura. Together, the fragrances from essential oils create a spiritual place where peace and calm travels through the room, the soul and leaves the spirit refreshed, renewed. 

I absolutely love this candle inspired by different destinations around the world. I discovered it while relaxing at The Spa at The Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane. Simply breathing in the fragrance settles the mind, body and spirit. It is extremely relaxing and provocative. To reach Samadhi means you have reached enlightenment.


The M&J London candles are hand poured with love with soya wax into recycled glass containers. The candle burns clean. When you're done, you'll be happy to know it's packaged to protect the environment... you can even recycle the box. This is ethical luxury at it's best.

But helping the community doesn't end with the packaging, owner Jennifer McNabb says, every £1 from each large candle sold is donated to the London based women's charity, Eaves. Just imagine, when you purchase a candle from M&J London, you have the power to change lives... now that's money well spent.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Spa at The Mandarin Oriental Atlanta is Haute!

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is a luxurious retreat located in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead community.



My day of pampering began when I walked into a private suite for the Peaches and Cream body treatment. The ritual starts with a ceremonial footbath, washing away the stresses of daily life as you pay tribute to the ancestors. 



The therapist starts the peaches and cream journey by applying an apricot scrub all over the body with broad, sweeping strokes to lift and remove dead skin cells. Once the skin has been prepared for the next phase, a soothing massage of warm cream and peach oil is applied and devoured by the skin.



After your body has been transported to a state of bliss and feeling satiny smooth, the therapist applies the ESPA Pink Hair and Scalp Mud to the scalp for a soothing massage that conditions and stimulates hair growth. I love the rich minerals derived from red clay; it’s rich in iron and vitamin C. It leaves dry hair, soft and more manageable.  This is definitely a product that I’m adding to my Haute Travels bag!



After my nearly two hour long treatment, I was off to the steam room to let the products absorb even more into my skin and scalp boosting intensity. And then it was off to sit poolside with my smoothie for a relaxing afternoon. 
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, offers amazing treatments, customized for your unique needs. I will be back for another afternoon of pure indulgence and truly effective treatments that restore and revitalize the mind, body and soul.


Bonus! You can see my selfies and other photos from The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta on my @HauteTravels Instagram and Google + pages!