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Reading Pretty: Top 5 Summer Books I’m Looking Forward To Reading

You might have hated the book and the movie and moved on from Lauren Weisberger's writing, but this girl delivers great summer reading.  I can't wait to crack open Last Night at Chateau Marmont.


Sloane Crosley's How Did You Get This Number.  She has a wicked sense of humor and great writing.  I personally thinks she's the female Dave Sedaris.  

The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer.  My friend Samantha recommended this book because I love a good mystery. 

The Tourist

Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez.  This is the story of four slave mistresses and the bond they share.  


Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the Word of Food and People Who Cook by Anthony Bourdain.  I have been waiting for the sequel to Kitchen Confidential for years.  I know it's Bourdain and his bad self giving his opinion on the way we eat and chefs he hates.  I am a faithful watcher of his show on the Travel Channel.  When I travel, I want to be like him.  Open to various cuisines all washed down with a great libation.

Travertine Petal Body Cream

Review by AATP Intern:

Travertine Petal Body Cream I have to admit I'm not much
of a lotion girl. Besides my face I usually don't apply moisturizer
of any kind unless my skin is irritated or extremely dry. It's rare
that a lotion comes along that I actually crave using. Travertine Body & Spirit Petal Body Cream is amazing. The scent is a gorgeous white floral
scent that I've been really into lately and it smells divine. The scent
lingers on my skin but isn't so strong that I couldn't layer a similar
perfume over it.

The cream itself is thick and luxurious without being
greasy, in fact, I could type within seconds of applying this product.
It absorbs right into the skin but still leaves me soft and hydrated.
Plus I'm a stickler for cute packaging and the metal bottle is perfect
for a modern minimalist like myself. 

Bobbi Brown’s Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15

Bobbi's Treatment Lip Shine Bobbi Brown's Treatment Lip Shines are the perfect accessory to your summer clutch and beach bag.  The lip shines are a soft lipstick with lip treatment built-in.  As you know sunscreen is a key component of great skin and most people neglect the lips.  My personal favorite colors are Moonlight Rose and Berry.  I'm obsessing over them all the time.  The new reincarnation of the lip shine if totally worth it.  It is more moisturizing and if you don't apply lip balm it's okay.  Your lips will still be soft and supple. 

Next on my list too try is the Sunset Bronze. You know I love to be a bronze girl all summer long. 

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Beauty at the Oscars 2010 – Rachel McAdams

Makeup Artist Kayleen McAdams

Oscars - Rachel McAdams Beauty Inspiration:

"We chose our colour palette based on the water colour look of Rachel’s dress. There was a wash of cool tones in the dress, blue, green, purple, pink so we wanted the eye, cheek and lips to all have this same water colour sheerness to it."

Beauty Tip:

For Rachel’s eyes, Kayleen used a combination of grey and pink shades. On the lid, she used CHANEL Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow in Fountain. She kept the grey on the outer corners of the lid and underneath the eye. She used the rose gold shade in the CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Spices up to the brown bone and along the lid. To finish it off, Kayleen used CHANEL Soft Touch Eye Shadow in Slate in the inner corners of the eye, and followed up with two coats of CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Noir. She kept the lips very simple with CHANEL Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Rose Comete, a beautiful light pink shade, and a bit of CHANEL Glossimer in Futile to accentuate the lips but keep the focus on the eyes.

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Beauty at the Oscars 2010 – Cameron Diaz

Makeup Artist Robin Fredriksz

Oscars - Cameron Diaz Beauty Inspiration:

“We took the Veronica Lake regal, smooth, classic Hollywood look and gave it a modern but glamorous twist.  We kept the warmth and added a little edge.”

Beauty Tip:

Robin started off by applying CHANEL Soft Touch Eye Shadow in Sand in the crease of the lids, and lining the entire eye with CHANEL Intense Eye Pencil in Noir.  To make Cameron's striking blue eyes pop even more, Robin applied several coats of CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Noir.  As Cameron has loved a red lip lately, Robin lined her lips with CHANEL Lip Definer in Rouge, and applied the perfect true red lip shade – CHANEL Rouge Coco in Gabrielle.  She used the same shade of lip colour as a blush, dabbing a bit on the apples of the cheeks.  Her nails were painted with CHANEL Nail Colour in Lotus Rouge, a flattering shade perfect for the red carpet.

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Beauty at the Oscars 2010 – Sandra Bullock

Makeup Artist Angela Levin for CHANEL:

Oscars - Sandra Bullock Beauty Inspiration:

"Tonight was Sandra's big night and she was in a happy, ethereal mood.  I wanted her to look like the true movie star she is, so we went with modern classy Hollywood – dewy skin, soft eyes, and a bold classic red lip."

Beauty Tip:

Angela prepped Sandra's skin with CHANEL Sublimage Fluid.  She then used a foundation brush to apply CHANEL Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Fluid Makeup in Shell all over the face.  Angela created a structured brow with the soft brown powder in the limited edition Les Regards de CHANEL Palette. She lined Sandra's eyes with the darker brown shade in the same palette.  Finally, she applied three coats of CHANEL Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Noir for sexy, glamorous lashes. To create the real focus of Sandra's look – a gorgeous, bold red lip – Angela applied CHANEL Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Paris.  She finished the look by gently dabbing a bit of the same lip colour on the apples of Sandra's cheeks – Angela's signature makeup trick.

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