Me and Mariah …

Go back like … oh nevermind! Hey Dolls! I’m sure you’ve heard by now, but in case you missed, Mimi aka Mariah Carey has taken her talents to the makeup industry. Yep, just in time for the holidays, she’s teamed with MAC Cosmetics for a second holiday-themed collaboration.

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The 2016 collection brings Mimi’s signature glam, featuring sexy nude tones sparkling like champagne and glimmering like diamonds! From eye shadow, to eyeliner, blush, bronzer and all-over body sparkle (my pick), silver and gold sparkle touch each piece of the collection. Names like Dream Lover and It’s Just Like Honey are inspired by some of Mariah’s chart-topping hits!

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The collection is available online now, but hits the stores tomorrow, December 15th! Glam up, head to the MAC counter and make your purchase!

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,

TPD

Let’s Party!

The holiday social season is in full swing, and as my Doll Alexia H.W. says, “You always need a gown at the ready, you never know when a gala will break out!” It’s true you know! Between now and the new year, evenings and weekends will be filled with holiday brunches, luncheons, parties and galas. The challenge is that the same friends, colleagues and family tend to be on the party circuit, meaning once you wear a frock, it immediately is taken out of rotation. What’s a Doll to do? There are a few online shops that have beautiful pieces; but I particularly love Net-a-Porter for dresses, bags and shoes! Below are a few items I am particularly loving this season. And even better, they are having a 50% sale right now! Happy shopping!

Image: Me in my favorite holiday frock!

I have been obsessing over jumpsuits this season. While not appropriate for every soiree, this Roksanda Margo black crepe jumpsuit, with bell sleeves is perfect for an evening cocktail party.

This flirty little Alice + Olivia Cina feathered mini-skirt is also party perfect!

I’ve also been doing a lot of lace – so classic and appropriate for a holiday gala. Loving the Estelle open-back lace gown by Rachel Zoe

Need some color in your life? Holidays equal red. Pair this Roland Mouret red satin pencil skirt with a beautiful Malene Birger Solar guipure lace top.

For the ultimate splurge, ring in the new year in this Tom Ford Velvet and tiered ombré feather maxi skirt. This number brings on a full-on swoon!

And for some shoes and bags I’m crushing on for the holidays, how about these Sophia Webster Maya bow-embellished suede sandals!

SJP has been killing the shoes game since channeling Carrie Bradshaw taking on NYC in her Blahnik’s. She’s now owning the shoe game in her own right with her eponymous line. These gorgeous Windsor crystal-embellished satin pumps scream holidays!


I did an earlier post on Edie Parker clutches. Her personalized Trunk Clutch adds a touch of whimsy to any holiday ensemble.

What will you be rocking for the holidays?

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,

TPD

The Must Haves …

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1. an essential possession: Jo Malone Lime Basil + Mandarin Bath Oil

Hey Dolls! Every once in a while I stumble upon a goodie that becomes a “must have” – meaning I cannot go without “said” goodie in my beauty regime. This week I stumbled upon my latest must have. Dolls know I love all that is Jo Malone and have tried many of the products in her line, with one exception, the bath oil. Thursday morning, I realized that I had several samples of the Lime Basil + Mandarin Bath Oil from a recent purchase and was moved to give it a try. I am so glad that I did. It’s absolutely EVERYTHING!

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I’ve tried body and shower oils, that when applied, simply lay on your skin – absolutely no absorption, nor moisturization. Not Ms Malone. As I massaged it into my slightly damp skin, it absorbed nicely and the smell was to die for! The trick would be how moisturized would my super dry skin remain throughout the day. Ms. Malone wins again. Hours later my skin still felt soft, hydrated and fragrance had not left me. 

Needless to say, I’ll be picking up the full size for myself, and possibly several as Christmas gifts for friends and family. Make sure to grab a bottle for yourself!

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,

TPD

Image: Beauty Scene