Kiss Me: Secrets To A Purrfect Pout

“ A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted...”

-Billie Holiday, For All We Know (lyrics: Sam M. Lewis)

Come closer.

I want a kiss...

The changing seasons can wreak havoc on your lips, can't they, baby?

I'm gonna fix that for you.

In Three. Sensual. Steps.

Don’t waste even one single kiss. Ever.

1. Exfoliate

Whip up a blend of organic coconut oil and raw coconut sugar. Dip your finger in, and smooth it all over your lips. Take your sweet time...really get into a circular motion. That's it...

Now blot, then use a dry toothbrush to slough off any remaining flakiness. 

2. Stimulate

Mix 1 teaspoon of ground cayenne with 1 teaspoon of ground ginger, and apply to your lips. Massage it in, allowing the spices to increase circulation for a plumped up, just-bitten smooch. Oooh! That tingles...

3. Adorn

Seal it with a kiss of natural, cruelty-free lipstick.

I love, love, LOVE Vapour Organics Siren Lipstick, shown here in Saucy.

Made with myrrh, rose buds, pomegranate, lemon balm, camilla and jojoba oils, Siren lipstick is rich in antioxidants and soothing fatty acids, it’s designed to protect and hydrate. And the colors are juicy!

One more thing: don’t forget your teeth! Turn up the wattage with a homemade baking soda whitening paste: Mix a little pure water into baking soda until the consistency is smooth, then add three drops of peppermint oil for yummy breath, and two drops of clove oil for healthy gums. Use it like toothpaste twice weekly for a megawatt smile.

Now, get over here.

Un baiser pour vous...

xxx Alise

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Spring Style: Maiden Chic

She's finally arrived, that elusive temptress. A bit more than fashionably late, but we'll forgive.

You know her.

Goes by the name of Spring.

And she is gorgeous.

She makes the scene, always adorned in the very latest buds and blooms, surrounded by her entourage of feathered and furry tastemakers.

There is something to be said, after all, for making an entrance...

Take a cue from this couturier of Carnivale, and rock some of these:

Flower Crowns

This classic Pagan symbol of maiden sauciness is not for festivals alone. Why not sport a different one for each outfit? There are zillions of how-to tutorials out there if you're a crafty babe, and the creativity is endless. So many flower options, in every conceivable color and size, lush fabric could make your own flowers, for that matter, just google some tutorials. Can you wield a glue gun like Emma Peel? Why not try some teeny baby birds, crystals, butterflies...

I just ordered two from 2Sisters1Closet, and I cannot wait to get them onto my head! I chose ones with tiny, delicate flowers, very simple and precious. One in white, one pink, and you know I'm going back for more.


One of my all-time fave DIY accessories. There are soooo many ways to adorn your beautiful neck with these, and for pennies. Check out your local fabric/craft shops for ribbon yardage-just stick to very soft, ideally stretchy, fabrics. Also keep an eye on the width. I've fallen hard for embellished lace ribbon that ended up being too wide once I put it on, folded itself over, and lost it's effect totally. (If you're fortunate enough to live in or near a city that has a garment district of sorts, you're hit gold, my Loves. The options will be never-ending, but glorious!)

Simply cut enough ribbon to fit around your neck and leave some room to tie it in the back. You can hide it behind your hair if you like, or tie it on the side with a come-hither bow. Very sexy look. It makes people want to unwrap you...


Slips, nightties, and other frothy frocks are year-round day and evening wear as far as I'm concerned. Even in the cold of winter, I manage to keep them in heavy rotation by adding sweaters or jackets (or just a warm shawl if i'm at home), and over-the knee knit stockings. They just make me feel sensual and wildly feminine. Oh, no, I don't sleep in them. I don't sleep in anything. But I've been known to wear them in lieu of a cocktail dress on many occasions. I remember showing up at an outdoor rock show my man was playing one Summer a few years back, and was being introduced for the first time to some of the other bands and their wives. I was wearing a mostly sheer peach georgette confection, held up by satin ribbon on one shoulder. When one of the ladies oohed and aaahed over my "dress," I said, "'s a nightie," in a wicked whisper. I was fully aware that this could potentially alienate, but I figured what the hell, it's the truth. She looked a little alarmed, then came in close and smiled. Big.

So, scour not only Etsy and eBay for yummy vintage pieces, but also lingerie shops and online sites for slips, nightgowns and bed jackets that you can infuse your wardrobe with, year-round.

And, if you can splurge a little, and you want something a bit more refined, there's always the Dress Lust that can be satiated by visiting sites like 20th Century Foxy. Here's an emerald number I am dying for.


Did someone order a Glow for Spring? Two products have hit my radar recently that I am absolutely crazy about. 

The first is a lickable feast by none other than ContessaCreate. 

Candyskin, baby.

This mask is heaven to experience. A few drops on in my hand feathered onto my face one evening became a heated spa in moments. I sank into a bath to let it work its spell on me. After inhaling in its dreamy scent for about forty minutes, I rinsed it with a little cool water, but decided to leave a bit on. Just to see what would happen. My Loves, I woke up the next morning looking amazing, but flaking ever-so slightly, as if I had done a light peel. So, I sloughed the old skin off with a buff-puff, and holy s**t!  My skin was gorgeous. Super-taut, radiant, and glowing! I will forever use this, in this exact same way, for photo shoots, acting gigs, and anytime I just want to look and feel fantastic.

For your gorgeous bod, I give you Acure Organics Cocoa Butter + CoQ10 Ultra-Hydrating Unscented Body Lotion.

I usually use pure coconut or jojoba oils to soften my skin, but I also like to have a product on hand for traveling, and to stash in my bag for a little hydration on long work days. I must confess, that up until now I've really never found anything that I love enough to stick with, but this lotion is sublime. It's very light, absorbing easily (unlike oils), which is necessary when you're on the go, and comes in a generous-sized tube, also excellent for travel. But the best part is the hydration. Here's a product that actually can walk the walk, not merely use the phrase "ultra-hydrating." The ingredients are stellar: A "curoxidant" blend of organic superfruits and herbs which help to reverse the signs of agin skin, active plant stem cells, and a highly pure and potent chlorella to boost cell renewal, and protect our collagen and enzyme fibers from enzymes that can destroy them. Amazing ingredients, radical results. My skin has never been so smooth and juicy!


Oh, I love new Spring colors! My most fave makeup line, Vapour, has several new offerings that have my head spinning. All of their products are etheral and gorgeous, but I'm a rabid fan in particular of their Siren Lipstick. It contains rose buds, camilla oil, myrrh, lemon balm, pomegranite, and jojoba oil, and let me tell you there is no better way to adorn your pout, my Kittens.

They've got a new shade called...are you ready...?


Is my name on it? I mean, really. Ordering NOW.

Get going with your Vernal Vogue,  lovely maidens. 

Spring has kissed us all...

xxx Alise


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Winter Beauty Must-Haves

For much of the world, we are officially in the thick of the shivering season, so, if you haven't adjusted your beauty regimen to align with the temperature plunge...what are you waiting for?!

Without further ado, I present you, my loves, with my Top Ten Products of The Season! All natural, cruelty-free, and earth friendly...every one of them FANTASTIC.

For The Bath

 EO Rose & Chamomile Bubble Bath - Relaxing and romantic, with rose absolute essential oil and tons of sexy bubbles!

Ground organic mustard seed - Incredibly warming! Buy it in bulk from your local natural foods store - it's way cheap. Sprinkle 1-3 Tbs in running water. Be GONE, chills!

For The Body

Spectrum Naturals Unrefined Organic Coconut Oil - Hands down, the most moisturizing, easily absorbed, nutritive oil around that won't wreak havoc on your wallet. Added bonus: This one does triple duty as a gentle, super-supple eye makeup remover and shave cream, too!

Shikai Naturals Borage Therapy Hand Cream - Intensely healing, this one. I have yet to encounter another cream this rich that drinks into your skin and never feels greasy. Added bonus: Use a dab on your lips to weather-proof on even the coldest and driest days.

For The Face

Acure 100% Certified Organic Argan Oil - Use this in place of both your day and night creams to hydrate and protect your skin. I promise you, it is amazing. Added bonus: Rub a little into your nails and cuticles to brittle-proof your little daggers.

Derma e Evenly Radiant BB Creme SPF 25- After your argan oil treatment has absorbed, apply this for a layering of antioxidant-rich moisture, a flawless finish, and sun protection. Added bonus: the slight tint gives your winter skin a little coverage and a gorgeous glow, possibly rendering your foundation...obsolete?

Derma e Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Creme - Similar in texture to the BB cream, this nourishes the delicate under eye area, deflecting dark shadows and giving you a little lift. Just use a teeny's a little pricey, but it goes a long way.

For The Hair

EO Organics Volumizing Shampoo - Dry indoor heat can zap the body out of our hair, leaving it kind of...blah. This shampoo reawakens your mane gently. Use cool water to shampoo and rinse with any time of year to treat your tresses with the respect they deserve. Roar!

EO Organics Protective Conditioner - Olive, coconut, jojoba oils and quinoa protein enrich this light but highly restorative conditioner, goddess-kissed with rose absolute essential oil.

Organix Argan Healing Weightless Dry Oil - Its name is a mouthful, but all true! Spray lightly  (I repeat, lightly) on dry hair for protection against the elements, UV damage, static, and split ends. Adds a little subtle shine, too!


Allright, beauties! Out into Winter you go...

A force of Nature herself, you are...


Much Love,

xxx Alise