September 30, 2011

The Future of Makeup?

Hey Everyone! I found something to wear with your eyeliner appliqués! Lip Tattoos!

September 29, 2011

Pack It Up, Pack It In…

I’m back! Sorry I haven’t posted anything earlier this week, but I had an unexpected and extraordinarily eventful long-weekend away from home. I’m still trying to catch up, but I wanted to tell you guys what happened, AND provide some useful packing tips.

September 23, 2011


It’s the official first day of fall, and it’s raining. Again! Just like it did on the unofficial first day of fall, the day after Labor Day. And what’s in store for us this weekend? More rain! I’m glad I don’t have plans to spend the entire day outside on Saturday. Oh wait, yes I do! Yayyyy…

September 22, 2011

Maybe She’s Born With It. Maybe It’s Photoshop.

Recently, a friend of mine asked me if I had tried the new Doll Lashes mascara from Lancome. I admitted it had piqued my interest, but I hadn’t bought it. I told her to let me know what she thought if she ended up trying it. The next day, she reported back that she had gone to check it out but she didn’t like the brush and the mascara had a weird smell. I gave it a whiff when I was in Sephora earlier this week, and I agree. It smells... gaudy? It smells like what fake flowers would smell like if fake flowers had a smell.

It got me thinking about buying mascara in general. The only way we can find out how/if it works is by buying it and trying it ourselves, or by getting feedback from people who have already bought it and tried it. Because, really, mascara ads are total bullshit.

September 20, 2011


Actually, it’s Super Curl, who I assume can leap tall buildings… in heels? I don’t know how many of you were interested in the new-style cage-free eyelash curler when I wrote about The Revolution, from Urban Decay, whenever ago, but Tweezerman (TWEEE-zer-MAAAAN!) has a similar option called Super Curl.

September 16, 2011

Salute The Salux

In my reading of the internetz, I’ve heard again and again about Salux, the Japanese “Beauty Skin Cloth”. People swear by them for smoother skin, so I finally decided to get one to see what all the fuss is about.

September 15, 2011

September Birchbox

I just got my September Birchbox! On September 13th! Which is exciting, but leads me to believe they just send it out whenever they feel like it.

September 14, 2011

New Shoes: Breaking Ground That Maybe Shouldn't Have Been Broken

If this is the future of shoe design, my bank account will be very, very happy. 
But I will be very, very sad.

September 13, 2011

Hit or Miss(oni)

Today was the launch of Missoni for Target. I had been anxiously awaiting the new line, and got more and more nervous every time I saw another ad. It seemed like the most hyped designer partnership they’d ever done and I was hoping they would be able to back it up, and put their merch where their mouth is.

September 12, 2011

Don’t You Step On My New Suede Shoes

Yes, I know it’s Blue Suede Shoes. But blue suede shoes are even LESS practical than black suede shoes.

Why is it that in the fall, I always have an uncontrollable urge to buy suede shoes? One reason is that all the stores push suede shoes for fall, so they’re in your face all the time. And the cozy texture of suede hits you right in that end-of-summer-sick-of-your-clothes-cooler-weather-need-new-stuff place. Suede has that feeling of relaxed luxury, like cashmere. Doesn’t everyone want to feel relaxed and luxurious, all the time? Plus, suede shoes always seem like they’ll be more comfortable than regular shoes, which I don’t even think is true. It’s all part of the magic of suede.

September 9, 2011

The Twist

You’re never going to believe what’s been in my hair, on my wrist, or on my bedside table since the day I got it. Is it a bird? NO. Is it a plane? NO. It is the Twistband? YEAH. I am totally hooked on what is basically a loop of elastic, tied in knot.

September 8, 2011

You Say You Want A Revolution

I’ve never understood why eyelash curlers had to have those bars on the sides. Why couldn’t someone just make a hinge on the back, so we wouldn’t have to worry about getting our lashes pinched in the corners? Well, it took 80-ish years, but Urban Decay finally did it.

September 7, 2011

Grumble Crumble

Despite my grouch-tastic post yesterday, I really do love autumn, and I’m excited for some cool, bright, fall days. I love fall fashion: the textures, the colors, the layers, the opportunity to wear something different than a sundress and a bun. I love the seasonal fruits and veggies, and I love that they don’t spoil as quickly as the delicate summer stuff does. I love the cozy comfort foods of fall, and I love that it’s not too hot to cook. I love that it’s not “too hot” or “too cold” to do pretty much anything you want to do, aside from swimming or sledding. I love fresh school supplies, even though I don’t have a good reason to buy them. I love the change and the newness of all of it. (But I still HATE THIS RAIN.)

Since those of us in the northeast are stuck in this awful winter preview, but still have access to summer fruits, here is a half-assed recipe that is a fully-awesome way to use up a bunch of fruit before it goes bad. While a chilled bowl of berries was lovely last week, this week, I want something warm. This is a great thing to make when you want something good, but you don’t feel like doing a whole lot, or even looking up a recipe. You can probably just remember this, because it’s basically a formula, and it’s a good thing to know.

September 6, 2011

September: Off To A Glorious Start!

Just kidding! Can you imagine a yuckier way to begin the week? It’s not even Monday, but if feels even worse than a Monday. It’s like a rainy Monday, and also you’re already a day behind on everything you wanted to get done this week.

September 2, 2011

This Figgin’ Thing!

I bought this eyeliner a few weeks ago and have been alternately loving and hating it ever since.

September 1, 2011

Ahoy! Eye “Patches”

Yesterday, I got an interesting email from Sephora about a new product: Adhesive Eyeliner. Apparently, Dior has made “a set of innovative eyeliner ‘patches’ that are ready to wear in minutes.”