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Complimentary Bridal Open House at Arden Hills This Sunday!

Complimentary Bridal Open House at Arden Hills This Sunday!

With early summer plans heating up all around us (even if the weather isn't), wedding planning is in high gear, too!  Arden Hills Resort Club  & Spa invites brides, couples and event planners to a complimentary “Bridal Open House” this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. where they will enjoy tasty appetizers and refreshments while touring the gorgeous site with three elegant ballrooms, two lush wedding courtyards, the luxurious overnight villas and award-winning spa and salon.  Known as the area’s premiere wedding destination, Arden Hills is the perfect venue for creating events to remember.  For more, call 916-482-6111 or visit www.ardenhills.net

I Found My Fortune at Nugget!

I Found My Fortune at Nugget!

Reading my shout outs about my favorite grocer is nothing new and here, again, is one more reason why.  Nugget offers their customers a shopping comparison survey, which is rather daunting and perhaps not for folks who are either in a big fat hurry or really don't know much about the full food shopping experience, but worth the effort for those of us who enjoy everything food related.  As a reward for your hard work, not to mention the grand incentive in the first place, they throw your name in a drawing for a chance to win a $1000 gift card, a food lover's fortune. They asked, I answered!

Kate's Product Picks: Orgasm

Kate's Product Picks: Orgasm

The name says it all -- this color line by NARS will really do it for you... all... day... long.

NARS received all sorts of awards and praise for their Orgasm Blush when they released it years ago. The now famous product has left women everywhere with a perfectly pink flush. I've been using the blush for about three years now, and I really love it -- A+. I bought my first orgasm after I ran out of my previously favorite Chanel blush called "Reflex." ***

Orgasm blush is a shimmery pinky-peach color and the lip gloss which I wore on my wedding day (!!!) is the same shimmery pinky-peach color with flecks of gold. I'm actually wearing my orgasm gloss right now, on top of NARS lipstick "Catfight" which is a light mauve color. It's a really flattering combo for most any skin tone.

Kate's Product Picks: Illegal Length

Kate's Product Picks: Illegal Length

I have found a new favorite mascara that could leave your friends with lash envy!

The day after I posted my original blog entry on mascara, I found a new favorite at the CVS on K Street where I stopped to pick up another tube of Maybelline Falsies Black Drama.

If you crave a mascara that gives you the look of false lashes, Maybelline's Illegal Length is the product for you! I loved this mascara from the first time I swiped it across my lashes, but wanted to test it out for a whole month before revealing my review.

Kate's Product Picks: Bronzer, Matte vs. Shimmer

Ahhhh... bronzer. Without you, my pale freckled face would look oh so ghostly. But, thanks to you, with just the stroke of a brush, I look like I've been kissed by the sun!

For me, bronzer (along with mascara) is a definite can't-live-without product. If I only have time to apply one makeup product, it's always bronzer. I'm fair-complected and a little bronzer brings instant life to my skin. On camera, bronzer is critical. Lights and cameras tend to make pale people look REALLY pale -- it's called "getting blown out." Even when you have the most talented photographer and great lighting, bronzer is a must. Although... you can have all the bronzer in the world, but if the camera iris is up too much and the light is too hot, you're toast -- pale ghost toast. So be nice to your photog.

I currently have two bronzers in my makeup bag.