Lauren Snow
November 1st, 2012

People are beautiful.

Beautiful: When Inslee Haynes said she wanted to feature me on her blog called The Sketch Book, I was thrilled! Please read the post at She is the creative beauty responsible for my illustration (see above). Please visit her site and be sure to order some stylish sketched stationary, prints or calendars. Her work speaks for itself, I adore it and so will you!

Gorgeous: True talent is gorgeous. Inslee is as talented as she is gorgeous. She is a Washington D.C. darling turned NYC resident. I was her last blog post before she lost power in her East Village apartment and her SoHo studio. As Hurricane Sandy made land fall and wreaked havoc on NYC and the East Coast, I watched CNN and saw so many ordinary people do extraordinary things to help. Seeing all this reminded me of one of my favorite Audrey Hepburn quotes, "the best thing to hold on to in life is each other". So true - especially at a time like this.

Makeup: Pretty in the City. Makeup inspired by the city that never sleeps. Here are some finds.

1. Nars Blush in New York $24 (image

2. Urban Decay Limited Edition New York City Palette $39 (image

3. MAC Lipstick in New York Apple $15 (image

4. Stila Park Avenue Shimmer and Matte Eye Collection $32 (image

5. Sephora Cream Eyeliner in Made In Manhattan $12 (image

* Taxi Cab (image by Charles Sykes, AP)

Do Something Lovely: Do something to help. Anything. You can donate money, food, or blood for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please visit

Special thanks to Inslee Haynes for helping me turn my dreams into a reality and creating my illustration! I love it! You are in my thoughts as your beloved city works to recover from Sandy. Looking forward to The Sketch Book soon!

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