Posted on March 26th, 2010 No comments
So, I’ve been walking around unawares that women around the world (meaning mostly South Beach) are feeling an intense need to lighten their nether regions. There’s an actual product out there called South Beach Lightening Gel for Sensitive Areas. This gel lightens “embarrassingly dark” anal and genital areas, underarms, nipples (huh?) and other skin discolorations. Unless you’re one of Jesse James’ ex-wives and starring in the next porno blockbuster, I don’t see the need to bleach down south. Do you?
Posted on March 23rd, 2010 1 comment
After a night of drinking champagne and eating cheese at my friend’s high rise condo, one of the other guests whipped out a product that was like kryptonite to my pores. (This is what happens when my friends and I party. We discuss skin care.)
Dr. Brandt Pores No More pore refiner looked innocuous enough. A lightweight tinted lotion, I thought it would just sit on my skin, but no. It instantly mattified my skin and I was able to put it on top of my makeup! My pores were barely discernable and it felt like I had just airbrushed my skin!
So, go. Get it before the weather gets so warm your foundation and concealer run off your face due to your oil slick of a T-zone. It runs $45, which isn’t cheap, but you only need a little bit. At Sephora.
Posted on March 6th, 2010 No comments
Yeah, I know that high fashion is artistic and what not, but some shit is just ugly and freaky. Gareth Pugh, the critics’ darling who brings performance art to the runway also brings mostly unwearable clothing. Why not just show your designs in a gallery or museum and call it a day? His Fall 2010 collection accessorized some of them models’ nails with chain mail. Yes, chain mail. Not cute. Just because something is new and innovative doesn’t mean that it’s aesthetically pleasing, and last time I checked, women like to look attractive.
Posted on December 30th, 2009 2 comments
Peter Thomas Roth comes out with some amazing products and one of my favorites, the Oxygen Detoxifying Masque, has given my skin an “I’ve never touched alcohol in my life and I only eat organic berries and nuts” glow for years. It made my skin look like I had been playing Pictionary the night before, drinking only filtered water and going to bed at 10pm (instead of the truth–doing sake bombs with my friends til the wee hours of the morn and ingesting secondhand smoke in a boutique hotel room). To my consternation, I found out from the bearer of bad news at Sephora that it’s been discontinued! WTF? Another mask, the Radiance Oxygenating Masque, has taken its place. Skeptical, but hopeful at the same time, I took it home.
This masque knocked my socks off! I put it on and it pleasantly tingled, foamed and turned white on my skin. Also, you only need to use it from 5-10 minutes. When I took it off, I couldn’t find my pores. Where were they? Oh, yeah, they were lost among the rosy glow! Anyway, I’m DEFINITELY using this on New Year’s Day to erase the bad, bad vodka effects on my skin. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Posted on December 30th, 2009 No comments
I don’t know why I haven’t seen these before, or maybe their sheer fabulousness was too much for me, but I recently discovered a favorite of both Lady Gaga’s (Faux Lash Jane #116) and Betsey Johnson’s (Faux Lash Floriane #21)–Make Up For Ever‘s false eyelashes. The come in several different categories: nude (for a natural look), fashion (for skanks and drag queens who like rhinestones in their lashes) and artistic (for people who work for Cirque du Soleil and others who like feathers and shiz on their lashes).
I think this is a bad ass (badass?) idea for NYE or anytime you want to fit into the above categories. There are 60 falsies to choose from, kids, so there’s no excuse for having sparse lashes or not at least attempting to pull a Lady Gaga makeup face once in a while! (Just for kicks, wear the feathered ones to scare away the nice boy your grandmother tries to set you up with just because he comes from a good family–meaning, he’s a boring ass pharmacist who counts pills for a living and whose idea of danger is driving his 2002 Toyota Camry without wearing his seat belt.) I think this may be fierce competition for Latisse, the latest eyelash growth treatment being hawked by Brooke Shields.
They’re amazing, artistic and easy to put on. You can get them at Sephora. Then, you can wear your Make Up For Ever (yeah, I’m not sure why it’s spelled that way, either, but you can’t argue with genius) lashes while you indulge in lashes of the consensual sort. 😉
Posted on November 12th, 2009 No comments
This amazing photo of a dolled up Marc Jacobs is featured in the new book by Francois Nars called 15×15 to celebrate Nars’ 15th anniversary.
Nars combines his two passions, beauty and photography, and did both makeup and photos for the book.
Look for photos of Marc Jacobs, Isabella Rossellini, Amber Valleta, Naomi Campbell, Olivier Theyskens, and Shalom Harlow.
The book will sell for only 30 days beginning today at 15x15project.com
Posted on October 28th, 2009 No comments
To continue our perceived domination of Halloween, in addition to our Halloween nails, we’re also going to be checking out the creative hair and makeup packages at Dex New York, one of NYC’s top hair and makeup studios!
Our only question is: Why can’t it be Halloween everyday?
Posted on October 25th, 2009 1 comment
Amazing color contrast and I love how the lipstick that took so long to meticulously apply can all be destroyed and create another type of beauty with one careful smudge.
No one does smudged lipstick better than Lady Gaga in Out magazine.
Posted on October 22nd, 2009 No comments
I noticed this in the cab tonight and all I can say is WOW. (And that it made my lady parts tingle.) 😉 Kate Moss, Depeche Mode and YSL. The perfect trifecta!
Posted on September 25th, 2009 No comments
So I first spotted this gray polish color at Urban when I was convincing my friend to buy some amazing shoes. (I later convinced her to buy this shade to compliment the shoes) Seems that it’s popping up everywhere these days! Is it me or is Dashing Diva kind of stepping up their game and bringing on some edgy colors?! I think with a (well cut!!) boyfriend blazer and a bottle of this you are good to go for fall.
Posted on September 16th, 2009 No comments
So, we received a sample of these Vegas Strip lashes and were uber-excited to live out our wildest Katy Perry fantasies in them.
They come as one huge strip and you can cut off as much lash as you deem suitable for the occasion. I had a little trouble at first, but on the second try I got it!! I put them on the outer corners of my eyes, winging them out a bit. They looked really good, but very dramatic. Definitely reserve these lashes for the following: Vegas, Halloween, or a serious night out on the town here in NYC. Try them out and let me know what you think! 😉