Red, White, Blue - and Baked!
Posted by Laura on Jul 02,2014

Hi Gals! In honor of the 4th of July, I wanted to share some go-to red, white and blue party treats with you! Whether you are the “hostess with the mostest” or a party guest, these treats are super easy and fun to make!*
These Patriotic Parfaits layered into mini canning jars are party-ready in a flash!

You will need:

-1/4 cup(s) sugar

-1/4 cup(s) water

-1 cup(s) blueberries

-1 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice

-1 cup(s) heavy cream

-10 ounce(s) angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes

-2 cup(s) strawberries, hulled and chopped

-1/2 cup(s) shredded coconut, sweetened and toasted

-8 (8 ounces each) canning jars

 

Photo Credit: Con Poulos


Directions

1. In 1-quart saucepan, stir together sugar and water. Heat to boiling on high, stirring occasionally; stir in blueberries and lemon juice. Remove from heat. Let cool completely.

 

2. In large bowl, with mixer on medium speed, whip cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold in cooled blueberry mixture.

 

3. Place a single layer of angel food cake on bottom of 1 canning jar. Top with 2 tablespoons strawberries, then 2 tablespoons blueberry whipped cream. Repeat layering of cake, strawberries, and whipped cream. Repeat with remaining 7 jars. Serve immediately, or replace screw caps and refrigerate up to 1 day. Before serving, top each parfait with 1 tablespoon coconut.

 

These Berry Cupcakes topped with raspberries are a cute and simple addition to any festivity! *(This recipe makes 34 cupcakes!)


You will need:

-3 1/4 cup(s) cake flour

-2 teaspoon(s) baking powder

-1 teaspoon(s) coarse salt

-8 ounce(s) (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

-1 3/4 cup(s) sugar

-1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

-1 cup(s) whole milk

-8 large egg whites, room temperature

-1 1/2 pint(s) (3 cups) blueberries

-34 (1/2 pint; about 1 1/3 cups) raspberries

-Cream Cheese Frosting

-2 tablespoon(s) butter, softened

-3 ounce(s) cream cheese, softened

-1 1/2 cup(s) powdered sugar

Beat butter and cheese in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy; gradually beat in sifted powdered sugar.

 

Photo Credit: Martha Stewart


Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, with racks in middle and lower positions. Line 3 muffin tins with 34 liners. Whisk together 3 cups flour, the baking powder, and salt. Beat butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar, and the vanilla until pale and fluffy. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed.

 

2. Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with milk.

 

3. Beat whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff, glossy peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, fold one-third of the whites into batter, then carefully fold in remaining whites. Gently toss blueberries with remaining 1/4 cup flour to coat. Gently fold floured blueberries into batter. Divide batter evenly among cupcake liners.

 

4. Bake until cupcakes spring back when touched, 23 to 25 minutes. Let cool in tins on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from tins, and let cool completely on wire racks. Frost cupcakes and garnish each with a raspberry. 

 

I hope you ladies love these treats as much as I do!

 

All of this fruit and dessert talk has me thinking about some of my favorite beauty treats!

 

Our Just Berry Kit is not only the perfect pop of red for the 4th of July, but also an easy item to bring on-the-go to a party! Cheeks get a pretty flush of Blush-n-Brighten Baked Blush in the shade Roseberry and lips get drenched in color and shine with Color Drenched Lip Gloss in the shade Berry Crush! Don’t forget to shop LauraGeller.com for our Friends & Family Sale and get 25% OFF of every item (ends 7/7)!

 

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! If any of my GGs decide to make these, or any other patriotic meals this holiday weekend, please post them and hashtag #LauraGeller and #BakedIsBetter

 

*All recipes from Delish.com.


Celebrating 7 Hours of my QVC U.S. Event Shows!
Posted by Laura on Jun 23,2014

I am SO excited for my upcoming seven hours of QVC U.S. event shows coming up June 27, 28, and 29—and I’m celebrating my make-up merriment by sharing my seven favorite new beauty must-haves for my Geller Girls!

 

1. Ciao Bella 5 Piece Must-Have Essentials

Retro glam has never looked so good. Inspired by the fabulous fashions of 1950s Italy, Ciao Bella creates sexy, dramatic eyes and soft, kissable lips. The best-selling bronzer creates a perfectly sun-kissed hue--like you just returned from the Riviera! The eye shadow duo highlights and contours for eyes that stand out. Amp up the drama with a sweep of waterproof eyeliner--subtle, smoky, or a you-can-do cat eye. Lips get a whisper of sheer, protective color with SPF 15 lip balm.


 

2. Ultimate Beauty 9-piece Train Case

The ultimate full-face collection of top-selling products and shades from Laura Geller Beauty! Spackle® Under Make-Up Primer preps skin to a perfect canvas and allows makeup to apply more smoothly and wear longer. Spackle® and Baked Brûlée Blush are infused with Centella Asiatica and white tea extracts. Baked products begin as liquid pigments and are then baked and hand finished by Italian artisans. Italian Marble Lipstick delivers balm-like texture.


 

3. Skin Elements Liquid Veil Foundation SPF 25

Treat skin to the best of both worlds with this makeup/skin care hybrid formula. The mousse-like liquid foundation hydrates skin while providing natural-looking, sheer-to-medium coverage and SPF 25 UVA/UVB protection. Skin is nourished with mineral water, vitamin E, goji berry, and an antioxidant complex. With a veil-like texture and velvet matte finish to blur the look of fine lines and wrinkles, Skin Elements leaves skin radiant, even, and healthy-looking--the elements of sun-protected beauty! Available in 6 shades!


 

4. 3 pc Lasting Love Lip Stain Kit

A moisturizing lip stain in a range of beautiful shades that flatter any complexion. The Lasting Love Lip Stain is a gel-like crayon that glides on lips to impart lustrous, matte, buildable color. Laura Geller Beauty has reinvented the rules of lip stains by combining deep moisture and long-lasting wear--for the perfect pout that lasts.


 

5. Color Optics CC Finishing Powder

It's your secret weapon for flawless skin! Whether you want an easy-to-use, oil-absorbing finishing powder or a natural, no-makeup look, this one-shade-fits-all powder delivers undetectable color correction. Mint green pigments minimize the look of redness, flecks of lavender brighten sallow tones, and soft peach hues illuminate, helping your skin look instantly healthier and more even.


 

6. Sun Kissed Lip Balm SPF 15

A modern and indispensable colored lip balm that protects with broad-spectrum SPF 15 coverage. A mix of vitamin E, mango butter, and coconut oil help to nourish lips, while a hint of semi-gloss color creates a natural, sporty look. Combined with SPF 15 broad-spectrum protection, each Sun Kissed Lip Balm is the perfect recipe for a beautiful look.


7. Invisible Spackle Eyelid Primer

The ultimate eyelid primer to create the perfect canvas for color lay-down that won't budge for up to 16 hours of wear.


 

Don’t forget to tune in to QVC U.S. for more NEW beauty essentials & Geller Girl favorites!

 

Laura Geller Make-Up Studio

6/27: 10 AM EDT (2 hours!) & 10 PM EDT

6/28: 3 PM EDT (2 hours!)

6/29: 1 AM EDT (2 hours!)

Our Four Festival Beauty Essentials
Posted by Laura on Apr 16,2014

With spring here and summer fast approaching, festivals are becoming more and more popular!

 

Festivals are all about good times with friends and making amazing memories! We love the make-up, fashion and accessories, also! Self-expression and creativity is half the fun of going to a festival!

 

Here are our four festival beauty essentials.

 

1. Photo Ready Face

Create a flawless, photo ready face and protect your beautiful skin with SPF (after all, you’re going to be outside for a while!)

 

Our all-in-one beauty balm multitasks to the max! Creamy yet lightweight formula combines six skin-perfecting products in one tube: moisturizer, broad spectrum SPF, water-resistant foundation, anti-aging complex, antioxidant protection and complexion brightener. Contains antioxidants Ginseng Root and Ginkgo Biloba Extracts, Vitamins A and E, plus a Multi-Mineral Complex rich in Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc—all of which condition and protect skin from environmental damage. Optical brighteners instantly diffuse light and diminish the appearance of fine lines and blemishes, while Licorice Root brightens and helps even-out skin tone over time. Mineral oil-free, non-comedogenic and dermatologist-tested.

 

Photo credit: TotalBeauty.com

 

2. Festive Bright Lip

A pop of color on your lips will match your festival merriment!

 

A juicy way to love your lips! Infused with Vitamin E, Love Me Dew features an ultra-hydrating, healing formula with a luxurious balm-like texture. Shiny color wears comfortably—never dry or sticky! This convenient chubby stick never needs sharpening and is perfect for touch-ups on the go.

  • Watermelon Cooler: a vibrant pink coral
  • Purple Currant: a violet raspberry
  • Dragon Fruit Sorbet: a bright fuchsia pink
  • Cranberry Glaze: a deep cranberry red
  • Plum Freeze: a deep plum
  • Lychee Glace: a bright orange coral
  • Mango Sorbet: a bright orange

 

Photo credit: Refinery29.com

 

3. Mermaid Eyes

Create that metallic colorful lid whether it is rose gold or lavender.

 

Capturing the alluring beauty of the sea, Laura Geller Beauty introduces Cool Lids Cream Eyeshadow, a lightweight cream formula that deposits water-rich color in neutral, ocean-inspired shades. These easy-to-use eyeshadows cool on contact and dry to a transfer-proof, shimmering wet-look finish.

  • Rose Gold Goddess: soft quartz
  • Bronze Beauty: warm copper
  • Lavender Lagoon: neutral violet
  • Opal Oyster: silvery taupe
  • Silver Sands: cool khaki
  • Mermaid Marine: shimmering teal

 

Photo credit: PrettyMaking.com

 

4. Faux Glow:

Create a sun-kissed glow that all festival-goers seem to have!

 

Baked Body Frosting is for whenever you want to show a little skin, and your skin deserves to be polished to perfection. A moisturizing, silky smooth powder that adds the warmth of bronze, or pearly luminosity, to the body.  Thanks to the buildable coverage, and wet-or-dry application, Baked Body Frosting can smooth on a subtle hint of luminosity, or build up in layers to a satin-sleek radiance. When applied wet, it will give your skin a diamond-like sheen.

 

Photo credit: Pinterest.com

 

#GiftsforMom
Posted by Laura on Apr 08,2014

Laura Geller Beauty and QVC are teaming up to celebrate moms!

 

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate the women you admire. Take a moment to pat yourself on the back this Mother’s Day or even buy yourself a gift because you deserve it, girlfriends!

 

Check out all of the gift picks I’ve selected in my Gifts For Mom toGather collection!

 

Make your own “Gifts for Mom” collection on toGather for a chance to win. 3 winners will receive a $250 gift card! Click here to create your #GiftsforMom collection for a chance to win!

 

Entry details below. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be 18+ years to enter.


Meet and greet ME, Laura Geller, founder of Laura Geller Beauty and one of the beauty industry’s most talented and recognized make-up artists, as my Pro Artistry Team provides master classes and make-up consultations to help update your look for spring!

 

ULTA Beauty will host me and my Pro Artistry Team for a unique spring beauty event showcasing our innovative, multi-tasking cosmetics that make beauty easy and fun for every woman. Join the Laura Geller Beauty team for exclusive master classes that show how simple it is to create a flattering look for spring – or sign up for make-up application appointments to indulge in a full face of fresh beauty.

 

A $50 pre-purchased ULTA gift card reserves your make-up application appointment during Laura’s personal appearance. A $100 pre-purchased ULTA gift card reserves your place in one of the master classes, led by National Make-up Artist Marissa Rudolph. Both cards are redeemable for Laura Geller Beauty products the day of the event. Plus, receive free special gifts with your purchase of $50 or more of Laura Geller Beauty products!

 

WHERE:               

ULTA Beauty

Fairfield Place Mall

131 E. Swedesford Rd.

Exton, PA 19341

610-594-2528

 

WHEN: 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Laura Geller Beauty Master Class: 6 PM – 7:15 PM

 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Laura Geller Beauty Master Class: 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Laura Geller Personal Appearance: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Make-up Appointments: 10:30 AM – 2 PM

 

We hope you can make it! Click here for more details and to join the conversation on Facebook! 

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