Spring Cleaning Time at Aviary!

It's time for Spring cleaning at Aviary {organic beauty collective}! Get schooled with a lesson in organic beauty from Aviary makeup artist, Raney O'Keefe and enjoy discounts on your favorite skin care and makeup products from Dr. Hauschka and Julie Hewett Los Angeles.

Raney's makeup lessons are incredible! Are you wondering if your favorite lipstick is the right shade for you? Not sure if your technique for shading your shadows is all it should be? Maybe you are just looking for a new Spring look for 2010? Raney will take you step by step and product by product through yourmakeup bag, recycling old products that are out of date or out of fashion, replacing them with current colors and teaching you the latest makeup trends.

And at the discounted rate of $100 (normally $150) for 120 minutes, this is a total steal! We can also accommodate parties so inquire about a girls' night at Aviary!

You can also share the invite by passing on this link: http://avairy.doubledown-music.com/green/

Femme Noir is the new Glam(our)

We knew red lips were HOT after last week's Red Lips & Style Tips event but check out Femme Noir featured in the March issue of Glamour Magazine. Beauty editor Kimberly Daly calls it "daring" and "irresistable." We love it because it's double pigmented and made with Camellia Oil, making this red lipstick formulated to last through any kissing scene.

Welcome to the Jungle

I am excited to be writing from sunny (and warm) California. I arrived today at noon, took the shuttle to the rental car facility and got my compact car and GPS. It is so nice to have such a calm female voice guiding me along the overpopulated coastal highways and inner city streets. Makes me wonder if this helps cut down on road rage in unfamiliar territories. It must. I had a few hours to burn so I decided to go to Venice in search of Vert, an organic skin and makeup boutique that I have admired through the internet and on the pages of magazines for so long. Sadly, it appears that Vert is moving to a new location though, in all honesty, it seemed to me as if they were liquidating. Boo. But I had a great meander through Venice...what a great bohemian surfer vibe they have there.

Anyhoo, I left Venice around 3:30, got myself good and lost looking for the unfamiliar, generic rental car that I had parked on Navarre Court and made my way to the hotel. Being in LA, I feel the need to name drop that even my hotel has been in a movie.

Speaking of name drop, I'll get to the reason that I am in the City of Angels, or more accurately the city of Burbank, which is to participate in a workshop with Julie Hewett. I, along with the other women here for the training, were treated to drinks and dinner with Julie, where she shared her stories working on set with Miley Cyrus (who I just realized was born the year I was a JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL), Diane Lane and Susan Sarandon (who I just realized filmed Thelma and Louise a year before Miley was born). Schooled! She also shared that her next job will be working for three months with George Clooney. Swoon. Julie assures us that her job is not glamorous and while I am sure she is right, I am also sure that I wouldn't mind a day at her job just to confirm how NOT glamorous a day on the set with Mr. Clooney could be.

I had a post Julie dinner with some very good friends who now live in Los Angeles. They pointed out my first celebrity sighting of the weekend: Ron Jeremy at the back of the restaurant with some totally rando group of people (er professionals?) Our table was really into the fact that he drove away in a circa 90s Saturn.

Tomorrow we get down to some serious makeup business and I can't wait.