Tom Ford Beauty Sneak Peak

Tom Ford Beauty Sneak Peak

I am so excited to share that Tom Ford Beauty is coming to Scottsdale! Neiman Marcus, Scottsdale, will be launching the FULL beauty line in store. NM Scottsdale will be the only store in AZ that you can find the full line at. Tom Ford is a legend in fashion. He has his degree in architecture. It makes sense that he broke into beauty. He understands symmetry and clean lines. This is a sneak peak ad from the Fall 2013 beauty line. I am loving the deep lip color and full smokey eye. Bringing the color all the way to the brow. Very smooth and flawless skin.
Neiman Marcus will be throwing a launch party for the line, be sure to check back, so you don’t miss it.


Red Apple Lipstick Review: Kate

Thank you to everyone that entered the Red Apple Lipstick giveaway. Kate, was the lucky duck that won! She recently came over for a make over. Turns out this product line was perfect for her. Kate is totally Gluten Free in her diet and products. She was a perfect person to try the makeup on. My skin never has a reaction to anything. So to try it on a sensitive skin, helps for the review of the Red Apple Lipstick Products. Red Apple sent me an eyeshadow, and 2 lip colors.

Red Apple lipsticks are FABULOUS! 10 out 10! It is so rare to find a hydrating Lip Color that is pigmented and allergen free. Usually all the parabens are what are keeping the color together. SO to have none o

f those pesky parabens and have it look fabulous is a total WIN!

I have tried other lines that are GF, it’s really hard to find a good eyeshadow. 8 out 10. The problem with eyeshadows that are GF is that they are made usually from rice powder, which is not the most user friendly for blending. The Red Apple with out an eye shadow primer was a little tricky to play with. The undertone of the pigment didn’t stick. BUT, when I tried it a second time with an eyeshadow primer, I LOVE IT! It was much smoother and the pigment blended very well. I wet the shadow and used it as an eyeliner and it slid right on with the brush. Looked great, and stayed well. Didn’t bleed over time.

Here is a before and after Kate in the products. Everything else I used on her face was GF as well.


eyeshadow: Red Apple Midnight Lagoon lip color: RED!

no editing, or filters. iphone 4s photo.

Thanks to Red Apple and Kate for letting me play.

_the blonde

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The winner of the Red Apple Lipstick is Kate H! (email has been sent! check your inbox)
BONUS: Since you are a phoenix resident, I would love do your makeup this up coming week to feature on my blog. Very excited to share this with all the followers. Have a great night! And thank you to all the participated.

Blonde and Banker is partnering with Charlie Banana Diapers next month, for a giveaway. So, stay tuned!

_the blonde

Red Apple Lip Stick Giveaway

The lovely makeup junkies over at Red Apple Lip Stick are partnering with us for a giveaway, and I couldn’t be more happy!

I will be doing a full review of the products next week on the blog. For now lets give away a lip stick color!

We are giving away an amazing RED.


A little bit about Red Apple.

“All Red Apple Lipstick products are certified gluten free, paraben free, soy free, dairy free and allergen free. Our lipsticks are also vegan, natural and cruelty free, but you wouldn’t know it, unless you asked!”

I am all about all natural products, and this is a great one!

To enter you must:

Follow the blog and leave a comment on this post.

For additional entries:

follow Blonde&Banker of Facebook

follow Red Apple Lipstick on Facebook

follow the Blonde & Banker Shop on IG @blondeandbankershop

comment below for all entries

Enjoy, winner will be picked and posted in 48 hours!

happy lipsticking!

_the blonde

Summer Splurge & Save Makeup

This was my guest blog post from Junk in the Trunk’s 4th of july post.

Kerry won the JITT vintage market swag. I emailed you!

Ever get frustrated with the cost of makeup? I am a pro makeup artist, and even I do not want to shell out the cash for the good stuff. With these dupes (duplicates) you will be able to create a full Summer Makeup look.

Tinted Moisturizers

Great for a light weight foundation. Laura’s is pricey, but every makeup artist knows it is the best. I found one that is a close match from the drug store and half the price!

Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer $48                  Loreal Youth Code $16


Summer pink/nude lip stick DUPE

MAC angel  $17


        Elf  in Classy $1


You can’t tell the difference between the two shades. The MAC does stay on longer, other than that I would say the e.l.f. if worth it for a buck!

Summer Pop of Pink for the cheeks

Bobbi Brown’s Pale Pink Blush  $26     &     Bobbi Brown’s Golden Light Bronzer $38



e.l.f. studio’s contouring bronzer and blush palette  $3 (crazy right?!)


These two products are my staple go to’s… then I found this palette from e.l.f. and was shocked at how much I love it. perfect for that summer glow with a pop of pink!

Eye Shadow 

Naked Palette $50           &               Physicians Formula Nude Palette $13


nudeEveryone wants the NAKED and NAKED2 Palette by Urban Decay. It is a sought after staple for most makeup artist and makeup buyers! You can create a basic eye to a very dramatic look with the palette. The Nude palette has very similar colors and 1/3 of the price.

Thank you Junk in the Trunk for having me over to guest blog.

Let me know what you think of the dupes, leave a comment!

Blogging: Blonde&Banker

I have been blogging on and off for around 3 years, through my business page, and guest blog spots. I feel like I have come to this point in my blogging journey where things that I want to blog about do not fit into my website. A couple years back, my sister, came up with this name Blonde and Banker. She wanted to be a banker and I was always the blonde. She now is a med student at the UofA. We thought one day in our old age we would open a store together. Well, turns out I ended up marrying a banker, and it was perfect. 2 weeks ago, I asked my lovely sister if I could use the name {blonde and banker} for my new blog that I wanted to launch. First of all, she couldn’t believe I remembered the name! Secondly, she said yes! I was so pumped.

Today marks my journey into consistent blogging about building a home. Not literally ground up, but the lovely in’s and out’s of home life. Posts about the beauty world, everything and anything I love/hate. And last some of the ways I budget (had to throw the banking in there somewhere).

Thanks Easy E, thats my nick name for my super sweet sis.