Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Socialite

So I have to admit, I really don't know who Olivia Palermo is. Other than the fact she was a socialite and then appeared on Whitney Port's show "The City". But I have seen more and more pictures of her recently and her style and hair really catch my eye.

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I was excited to read in my of my magazines the other day that she was going to tell everyone the products she actually uses. Last month I did a post on Gwen Stefani's beauty regime and was surprised to find that she used some pretty attainable products (unlike Kim Kardashian's $80 concealer). I think its comforting to know that "celebs" who have all this money actually buy products that we can afford.

1. Vaseline - She uses Vaseline to remove her makeup. I have never tried this myself but it does make sense. I may have to invest in a jar because there are so many uses for Vaseline including making your own lipgloss.

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2. Baby Powder - Olivia uses baby powder on her face instead of using blotting paper and on her roots instead of dry shampoo. I have heard of baby powder being used as dry shampoo but never in place of blotting powder. That is a great tip for anyone who has lots of baby powder left over from making their DIY dry shampoo.

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3. Revlon eyelash curler - "My favorite drugstore find is my Revlon eyelash curler" (direct quote). I find this one pretty interesting, because I am a die hard Shu Uemura eyelash curler fan (I have been using this since high school!). I can't bash the Revlon one because I have never used it, but I wonder if it would work for my Asian eyes. I find that Shu Uemura works great on Asian eyes.

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4. Essie nail polish - Well "Pouf Daddy" in particular. Olivia prefers classic red shades that are cheery and don't fade. I like reds too because I find them eternally classic, you can never go wrong with red.

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5. L'oreal Professional Serie Expert Liss Ultime Nuit - Apparently Olivia conditions her hair a lot and uses this after a shower. This product is a polymer-packed leave in treatment to lock in moisture. (Its the bottle on the far right.)

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6. Guerlain Lipstick - Olivia prefers to have a pink or nude Guerlain lipstick. I have never tried this brand, but then again I am not much of a lipstick girl, only for going out and special occasions.

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What do you think of the products Olivia really uses? Have you tried any of them? If so, did you like or dislike them?

What do you think about this post and the one about Gwen's beauty must haves? I am thinking about making it a regular post, maybe once or twice a month. I just have to see if I can easily find this information. Would you like to see these types of posts regularly?


Anonymous said...

I see Olivia and I use the same shampoo/conditioner line--yay! I heart L'Oreal Professional as you know :)

Also, I used to use Vaseline to remove my eye-make up because my mom always did. But my doctor was absolutely horrified when I told her that and said rubbing petroleum into your eyes is so not a good idea ;)
Fun post!! I love her style.

Stephie said...

Thanks for posting! That's such a gorgeous shade of red polish.. love. I love that she uses "everyday" products to achieve her look. Definitely going to check out her haircare products!

Kristin said...

I wanna know HOW she uses the baby powder as dry shampoo. Every time I try it looks like I have grey hair. Ah ha ha