The Fluff Report

December 1, 2015

MAC Cosmetics at Scott Miller!

A couple of months back, I had the opportunity to visit the new Scott Miller expansion at their Pittsford Salon and got a complimentary make over at the MAC Cosmetics bar. If you haven't been into the new salon-be prepared! As in-bring your wallet because you will want EVERYTHING! I've always been a fan of MAC Cosmetics. I have a ton of their eye shadows and lip sticks, so I couldn't wait to have a full make over with all of their products! My MUA, Jerica, was fantastic. She started with the mineralize foundation and I loved the smooth, even coverage it gave me without looking cakey.  She brushed on some finishing powder which ended up in my "must have" pile. I also bought a highlighting shadow brush. MAC make up brushes are seriously my favorite! I have about 5 #217s. It is the perfect shadow brush. We decided on a neutral eye with a bright red lip for my special date night with my 6 year old. I have to admit, if I could, I would have bought every shadow she used. I find with a lot of eye shadows, you have to rub the powder so hard to get it on to the brush. MAC shadows are so easy to apply and a little bit goes a long way. The matte shadows give the nicest coverage. I never would have thought brown would have looked good on my lids, but I was pleasantly surprised. Jerica also taught me how to do a small wing tip! I was psyched because I love the look but never thought with my eye shape, I could do it. Throughout the whole process, she taught me how to re-create the look. One of the most important aspects of creating make up looks from a MAC make up artist is that they teach you along the way so you don't leave not knowing how to pull it off yourself! We finished with a classic red lip and it was the perfect compliment to my eyes. 

Overall, I loved the entire look and wish I could have walked out with ALL of it! I can't wait to go back and try something totally different, like a smokey eye and nude lip. If you are local, you have to stop in from the 4th-6th for their once a year sale!! Run and stock up on MAC and take a look at all of the other great products they have in their new space!! 

November 24, 2015

Girl in the Pink Shoes


Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and holiday! I'll be roasting a turkey in my brand spankin' shiny new double ovens and trying out a NEW recipe for the family. Take a look HERE to see what it is! One of my favorite traditions is drinking my coffee and watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade before the craziness starts. 

I had a splurge at Banana Republic the other day when they offered their preferred customers 50% off 5 items! These shoes are gaining quite the attention. When men buying 12 packs of beer stop you at the check out line to say "nice shoes", you know you have a statement making piece on your hands! This color might be sold out but they have a ton of different options. I love the tassels and find them really comfortable to wear at work. 

I'm looking for a fun and different drink recipe for Thanksgiving! I would love any ideas on how to put a twist on the bar cart this year! 

November 9, 2015

Early Gift Guide with Ulta Beauty!

Have you started holiday shopping yet? I used to do an ornament exchange with my girlfriends but since we always gab about beauty products the ornaments have been replaced with lipsticks, amazing moisturizers and funky eye liners! As I started my search,  I saw the Ulta Beauty "Young and Fab" gift giving section and since I still (and will always) consider myself and my girls young-I had to take a peek! At Ulta Beauty there are so many cute holiday gift ideas at all different price points! One year my bestie got me the Urban Decay eyeliner set. I love experimenting with different looks so this was such a fun gift to get! It was hard to choose but above are some of my favorite ideas for gift giving, whether it's for a friend, co-worker, niece, daughter or yourself! 

Urban Decay set of 5 Cosmic Travel Size Eyeliners: With this set, you get five versatile, super-wearable hues: three new shades (two of which were inspired by some of UD's most popular shadows), one exclusive (Stag from Naked on the Run) and Zero (UD's bestselling black). Grab one shade and go or pack a few in your bag. With the compact size, there's always room for more. 
Shades included:
  • Zero (zealous black cream)
  • Stag (deep brown satin)
  • Cosmic (metallic white w/iridescent 3-D sparkle and shift)
  • Trick (light metallic pinky-copper shimmer w/tonal micro-sparkle)
  • Supply (deep metallic red-copper)

Coola's Signature Travel Kit Collection brings you a quartet of Coola's most popular luxury organic and natural suncare must-haves! Each of these high-performance products protect and nourish the skin with vitamins and age-defying antioxidants, while remaining free of parabens, paba, petroleum and phthalates. All in a reusable, travel-friendly and gorgeous Coola travel clutch!

A $75 Value!

Signature Travel Kit Includes: 

  • Classic Face Cucumber SPF 30 Moisturizer (0.85 oz.)
  • Sport SPF 30 PiƱa Colada Spray (3.4 oz.)
  • Liplux SPF 30 Original (0.15 oz.)
  • ER+ Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion (2.0 oz.)

OPI: All Stars 4 piece mini set: 

  • Love Is In My Cards
  • Guys & Galaxies
  • Is This Star Taken?
  • Press * For Silver

Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set: I love Tarte because they don't contain a lot of harmful chemicals. They are also dermatologist tested and formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, synthetic fragrances and gluten.
  • Sangria (berry red)
  • Punch (mauve pink)
  • Mimosa (peachy nude)
  • Bellini (golden pink)

For the Ultimate beauty junkie! A 12 piece set of Benefit favorites!'s the 12 days of gorgeous! Open up this holiday set to play an original "Bene-song" then pop open each door to reveal a glamorous goodie for a full face look. It's priced to snap up one for yourself & one for your favorite Benebabe!
A $93 value!
Lorac Blush Shades: This is a $100 value for only $25! 
  • Underrated (matte peach)
  • Unashamed (matte pink)
  • Unapologetic (shimmer bronze)
  • Unimaginable (shimmer coral)

Pacifica's Indian Coconut Take Me There Set is the ideal gift for anyone on your list this season. Perfectly portable products that are easy to carry with fragrances that will carry you away!

Take Me There Set contains:

  • Beloved purse-ready Body Butter (2.5 oz)
  • Perfume Roll-on (33.0 oz)
  • Delicious Color Quench Natural Moisture Slim Lip Tint

As always, the gorgeous box defies gift-wrapping. Formulated without parabens, petrolatum, SLS, sulfates, phthalates. 100% vegan, cruelty-free. Only $18! 


October 26, 2015

Redbook Red Box: Beauty Edition!

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As you all know, I love to try out new beauty products! I was more than excited when Redbook magazine chose me to review some products in their first annual beauty edition of their red box. All of these products are easily found at your local drug or grocery store and all are from well known brands that have stood the test of time! 

Of course I had to try out the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure first! The shades sent to me are so different but perfect for all skin tones. The red is more of a pumpkin color and who doesn't love pumpkin everything this time of year?! Shiny top coats are a must and this one is a definite must HAVE. I've been avoiding the gel manicures even though I love the shine and durability. They just ruin my nails and I already have soft nails to begin with. This top coat transforms regular polish into a gel-like shine without the UV light. The polishes have 7 benefits in the bottle-base coat for staying power, strengthener, growth treatment, color, top coat, chip resistant and gel shine. 

One of my biggest beauty secrets of all time is body lotion! I've been slathering it on my skin since high school every single day. Vaseline's Serum Advanced Relief is a great in between lotion. It's not too thin so it has great moisturizing ability but not too thick that you can't rub it in easily. The smell is heaven with scents of rose, amber and vanilla! 

Here's something I did not know-Stress sweat smells worse than exercise and heat sweat! Well, Secret Clinical Strength protects against all three! It is available in an invisible solid or a clear gel and gives 4X the sweat protection. So don't sweat it! 

I've been into exfoliating lately. Masks, handheld tools, scrubs. This one from Paula's Choice is a liquid. It unclogs pores and diminishes wrinkles while improving skin tone. This product can be used on all skin tones. I have a tendency to be dry and sensitive and this product did not burn, tingle or dry out my skin at all! The green tea extract reduces redness and irritation. It's an easy step to your cleaning regimen. I've been putting it on with a cotton ball before moisturizing. Easy! 

I really loved all of these products and would definitely recommend them! Redbook did sponsor this post but of course all opinions are my own! 

5 winners will be selected! 

October 20, 2015

Sporty Spice-Nike + Athleta!

HAT: H&M--$12.99!

Well, well, well. Looks who's back! After a 3 month hiatus, I've decided to make a return to The Fluff Report and start back up again. The Summer was so busy! I really wanted to enjoy every second with my family and friends. I think the whole point of blogging is to do it if you have something to say and to be quite honest, I lost what I had to say. I kept thinking of different blog post ideas but I was too exhausted from working and family time to put the necessary energy into it. I feel like I've got a second wind and I'm so glad to be back at it!

If you've been reading TFR from the beginning, you may recall my debate on whether to try the wedge sneaker trend back here. That was almost THREE years ago. I didn't feel I could pull it off then but now is a (somewhat) different story! I started thinking about them again after seeing Sloan-one of my very favorite characters from Entourage-wearing them with black tights in the movie. She was pregnant, which I am not, but she looked so cute! I was inspired again. So I thought about it for only 6 months and finally pulled the trigger! I still feel slightly hesitant wearing them. All of those self doubt questions sneak in...(am I too old, too conservative, too short, do I look squatty, etc)

The verdict is that I love them so who cares! I think they are cute for certain situations and I am happy I got them. THEN I just saw how Blake Lively is proving the high top sneaker trend is STILL in. So if she says so-it has to be true! Check it out HERE! I'm also loving my Athleta drifter tights. I swear they make you look a size smaller!

Another purchase I had been on the hunt for was butt covering open hooded gray sweatshirt to wear with leggings. I LOVE this one from Athleta. It's so comfy and a great layering piece!

Here's to many more blog posts coming your way!!