Beauty

Flyin’ High

Tweet One Thursday, Mr. Maven and I were listening to NPR’s Fresh Air. I had not listened to NPR in awhile (not including listening to “This American Life”, Podcasts of “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me” and “Car Talk” or dodging “A Prairie Home Companion.” Why that show is 2 hours long is beyond me!!) On […] Read more…

Counting Up The Cost

Tweet I enjoy fashion like the next fashionista. I believe, if anything, fashion is art. Recently, I decided to subscribe to Vogue magazine. I enjoying looking at all the fashions and, of course, the items I really like are uber-expensive. I could not, in conscience, purchase this cute green clutch in the recent edition of […] Read more…

Layers

Tweet Layers has been a recurring concept over the past few months: in Photoshop, applying blush, layer cake, and one of my favorite bloggers did a humorous piece on the layering phenomenon in fashion. Then there is my favorite layer-er of all, the Queen of Blending, a super talented make-up artist from Southern California. She […] Read more…

Pumps and Gloss First Giveaway

Tweet The Ladies of Pumps and Gloss are excited to present our first giveaway! It is no secret that we are fans of M.A.C. Cosmetics and here is your opportunity to win a fabulous collection of 3 M.A.C Lustre Lipstick: Flutterby (a soft pinky-beige hue), See Sheer (a pinked grapefruit hue), and Sweetie (fluffy tone […] Read more…

Vex in the City

Tweet Hey P&G friends, (Often times, I think of my blog post titles before I write them because the titles help me to create the content. I was in the car on the way to the airport returning home from the wedding.) Last week, I alluded to my cousin’s wedding. We had loads of fun. […] Read more…

Mix Maven’s Summer Picks …. Beauty Edition

Tweet I just came back from my cousin’s wedding and the entire weekend was great fun!! 🙂 More about that next time. Summer is officially here. Where I live, there were a plethora of concerts and events to chose from that celebrated the beginning of summer. And there are more fun events to come. Please […] Read more…

Mix Maven’s Follow Up

Tweet Hey Pumps and Gloss friends, First of all, I want to thank you for voting for my hairdo for my cousin’s upcoming wedding. If you are eligible, please register to vote for local, state, and national elections. Ok, the moment some have been anticipating, the winning hairstyle is (Drum Roll please)….. Rihanna!!! I am […] Read more…

Simmer Down Now

Tweet My dear friend, Joyful Radiance called me out last week. She referred to me as a MAC junkie. Truth be told, she is spot on. I love MAC cosmetics and Mac (Apple) computers. I was rather perturbed when Steve Jobs announced that there will be a delay in the new MAC OS X, Leopard. […] Read more…

Help Wanted

Tweet Hey P&G Readers, We hope you all had a restful holiday, and reflected on the sacrifice of our Armed Forces. Now onto today’s post. First of all, I am not having a hair crisis. Secondly, I am not an indecisive person. Here is the story: One of my cousins will be getting married next […] Read more…

Pumps & Gloss Summer Picks

Tweet Summer is fast approaching, even though the temperature has not always reflected this fact. Summer means that we entering pedicure season. Ladies and, some gentlemen, do not forget to keep your bi-weekly appoints. Oh and some of you will need to go every week!! 😉 Summer also means road trips, catching up on projects […] Read more…

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