Tag: Napa

Wednesday On The Web

Napa Valley Wine Country on Belle Belle Beauty

I am getting back settled in the swing of things after an amazing weekend in Napa. There were so many special moments in a place that is always my favorite to visit. I saw an old friend who I hadn’t seen for almost 10 years. I visited a winery with a special VIP and got to see the importance of family and roots in making wine. I spent time with my dearest friends in their fabulous spot nestled in Napa Valley. And managed to sneak in 30,000 FitBit steps in 48 hours. I call that a win. I didn’t have much downtime, but did have some finds from around the web that you might enjoy:

I can’t wait to try this new-to-me moisturizer from Mario Badescu.

Love Dax and Kristin’s Africa video – I think I’ll join them on their next trip!

My Denver Broncos are practicing at Stanford Stadium in anticipation for Super Bowl 50 – worlds collide – GO BRONCOS!

Love seeing these French phrases in English words. #languagenerd

Some favorite shopping finds from January:

Easy & Healthy Glow

Napa Valley on Belle Belle Beauty

I’m fresh off a fabulous trip to Napa Valley which I also like to call my “Happy Place”. There is literally no other place I’d rather be. While a part of it is wonderful wine, I am just as invigorated by great produce, long walks through the vineyards, delicious coffee and (most importantly) seeing my dear and wonderful friends.

While I was out there, I took a break from work-week makeup and went for a fresh and healthy glow. Just a tad of product to even out my skin, some color on the cheeks and a swath of mascara. Here are the products I turned to:

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation – With the warm and dry heat, my skin needed a serious dose of moisture and this barely tinted foundation provided just that. The formula is 60% water and 10% mineral pigments in botanical oil. These pigments work to reflect light for a natural luminous finish.

Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint – Although Tata is from the East Coat, the Napa Valley reflects a lot of what she’s about: natural products, botanicals and a natural look. I use Very Vivacious as a cheek tint for just a hint of flush that wakes up my complexion.

Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Waterproof Mascara in Very Black – This is the only waterproof mascara that I use and I love that I can refresh my stash frequently because it is so affordable. There is nothing worse than a dried out waterproof mascara. The formula lends to full but still soft lashes that aren’t stiff. And there are no worries about messy fallout during hotter or more active days.

This post is inspired (but not sponsored by) Glossier. Another favorite for a healthy glow is their Perfecting Skin Tint which offers just a wash of color and is perfect for those with oilier skin.


Catching Up

Napa Birthday on Belle Belle Beauty

Whoa blog break! Sorry for the absence. I was well-intentioned last Thursday, purchasing wi-fi on my flight out to Napa to celebrate the big 3-5. Unfortunately, it was slow as molasses. Oh well. I’ll be back tomorrow with regular posts and a TV round up on Wednesday. (Attention those who struggle with acne – you won’t want to miss it.)

Meanwhile, I’ll be basking in the glow of amazing wine and produce I had the last couple days in California in my favorite spot in the whole world. And the party will likely continue next week as I will share festivities with my almost birthday twin, C.

Here are some of my finds from the web over the last week:

Bergdorfs Beauty Event on Belle Belle Beauty

Bergdorf Goodman’s Beauty Event is still in full swing – this is a gift bag you won’t want to miss. Buy $225 or more of beauty, skin or hair products and receive an exclusive gift with a ton of deluxe-sized beauty must-haves.

Other finds from around the web:

This is the perfect travel beauty set.

An Alexa Chung Makeup Tutorial…. with Alexa Chung!

Don’t miss Meg’s awesome posts about her trip to China.

NET-A-PORTER’s Summer Beauty Kit is packed with goodies from brilliant brands & would be ideal for July 4th vacations.

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