Archive for June, 2008

Drugstore beauty!!

June 17, 2008

Hello all!

So I have to say, though I LOVE makeup, I tend to stick to the same brands (Rosebud Salve, Body Shop) and shades (Nude, sheer), if ain’t broke don’t fix it, know what I mean? So it is nothing short of a miracle that I announce I have NEW favorite lip gloss. (Perhaps even more exciting than a favorite summer song…..right Estelle’s “American Boy” and MGMT’s “Time to Pretend” are duking it out…)

Anyway, not only is my favorite gloss sweet smelling and oh-so-soft on my kisser, it’s only $7.95!

So what is this miracle potion? Natural Shine Lip Gloss in Sweet Pink by Sally Hansen. Apparently, Sally Hansen, who is best known for nail products, is making a foray into the makeup world and they were smart enough to align themselves with Carmindy the gorgeous makeeup artist from TLC’s hit show “What Not To Wear.”

The line: Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy is all about revealing your natural beauty, so it’s made with good-for-you ingredients like soy, bamboo, papaya and mango. My gloriously non-sticky gloss has cocoa butter and sweet almond oil which is moisturizing and yummy smelling. I love the way it feels! I keep applying like a balm, though its a gloss….mmmm, and it looks super pretty too, very natural but in a sexy, pouty kind of way. Plus, it works on pale skin or tan. The line is comprehensive and includes blush, bronzers, powders, concealers, mascara, eyshadows and more. I am keen to try the liquid liner which comes in sassy shades, like purple and blue. I figure I already broke out of my lipgloss rut, so lets go nuts! I’ll post a pic when I try it…..

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy is available at CVS stores nationwide, tell me what you think!

xxxooo, Robyn

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A Practically Posh quest for a lobster roll

June 10, 2008

So as a reporter and host in the Hamptons, I have to cover hard hitting topics like “Should clotheslines be banned because they’re an eyesore?” I vote a strong NO! All I want for my birthday is a wicker laundry basket, so I canĀ  hang my clothes in a 50’s dress, so cute….

The other big topic of summer is finding the BEST lobster roll in the Hamptons. I have been assigned this task and each week I visit a new restaurant, it’s really been great except I think I’m gaining weight, no joke. Those things are LOUSY with mayo…

Check me out as I search for the ultimate lobster roll….If you have a recommendation, let me know…

http://hamptons.plumtv.com/videos/quest_ultimate_lobster_roll_bobby_vans

Life in Los Hamptons

June 10, 2008

Hello all,

So I’m now kicking it full time in the Hamptons. It’s beyond beautiful and so far my only complaints are that wine stores close at 8pm, blasted! (Note to self: start buying cases) And there is no good Mexican food.

My boyfriend took to a place called La Fondita that apparently everyone goes LOCO for, but I was quite underwhelmed. Just because you serve Jarritos sodas (Tamarindo bueno..) does not an authentic restaurant make. But in all fairness, I’m a super Tex Mexican, so all I ever really want is a yummy bean and cheese taco. Alas, the best food so far has been when my little sister came out and made a border-line gnarly Mexicano feast. This is her in our backyard, tranquilo..