Little Luxury Report: MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy

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Today we’ve invited Jeannine Morris, founder of BeautySweetSpot.com and dedicated advocate for Women In Need, to tell us about one of her all-time favorite little luxuries.
The Little Luxury: MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy

Relationship status: In September, it was love at first sight.  Before being introduced to Teddy  I always wore the blackest black eyeliner I could find.  This color literally makes my hazel eyes pop.  I couldn’t believe the difference.  Immediately, I was addicted.

How it works: For a nighttime look, I line the inner rims of my lower lash line and the outer rims of my upper with it.

Does it do what it says it’ll do? Yes, it claims to be a soft pencil that defines, lines and shades with rich color.

Advice for First Time User: I would advise to test the color before purchasing.  It looks great on me because it goes with my skin tone and brings out the green in my hazel eyes, but may not look right on everyone.

The thing you’ll love most: With MAC Eye Kohl in any color you can make the line as precise or smudged out as you’d like.  I love the flexibility the pencil allows.  Depending on my mood, I’ll opt for different looks.

Why it’s worth the splurge: It lasts a long time and stays put.

The moment I fell in love: I was doing a makeover photo shoot for DailyMakeover.com and the MAC makeup artist used Teddy on my eyes.  I was amazed on how bright, yet sexy my eyes looked and asked him what pencil he used.  It was key to my look.  I bought it the very next day and have been using it since.

Bottom Line of the liner: $13.55 from Cosmeticamerica.com

Hot Stone Scale: 6 out of 6

This Little Luxury Report was brought to you by: Jeannine Morris, Founder of BeautySweetSpot.com

Miniature Houses, Big Difference

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Fashion designers, star athletes, Broadway casts and celebrities are now building houses.

Miniature houses, that is! Read on.

Last night in New York City… 37,000 people including 16,000 children and 10,000 families slept in a homeless shelter. The epidemic of homelessness has worsened tremendously in recent years, but thanks to 26 years of dedication by an organization called Women In Need (WIN), you have most likely never seen these families on the streets. Have you? WIN is dedicated to providing an open door – and an open heart – to anyone who asks.

No, these families aren’t living inside the miniature paper mâché houses built by Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Isaac Mizrahi, Diddy, Ludacris or the Beckham family. But beginning Monday, November 9th, these autographed collectibles will be auctioned off, with the potential to raise hundreds of thousands for hundreds of thousands of women and families in need.

Last night in New York City… a group of 50 or so women including myself gathered to help make a difference. We previewed a few of the houses and learned some startling truths about homelessness that really hit, well, home. WIN not only provides thousands of people the daily necessities so many of us take for granted, they help women find their ways out of sticky situations, giving them the chance to live happy, stable, prosperous lives.

I encourage you to read more about Women In Need and support in whatever way you can – donate $5, tell a friend, Twitter about it, or maybe place a bid on the Vera Wang house for your favorite bride-to-be.

Also, go check out ALL the houses! My favorites were Isaac Mizrahi’s colorful button house and Bobbi Brown’s house made entirely of colorful eye shadows. They’ll all be in the Saks Fifth Avenue window display in New York City from now until Monday.