August 29, 2012

Mission: Control

If you are a regular reader, you might be wondering “But how did she ever deal with her crazy hair?” If you are a regular reader with crazy hair, you might have wondered a slightly longer wonder, ending with “and what should I do with mine?”

August 27, 2012

Lady-Razor Cage Match!

After receiving a Schick Hydro Silk in my August Birchbox, I wanted to test it out against the Venus Embrace I’ve been using. I had tried Schick’s Quattro razor before, as well as their Intuition, and wasn’t particularly impressed. But I’ve been into the moisturizing razor blades lately, so I was really interested in checking this one out.

It's time for a throw-down!

August 24, 2012

A New Altitude

Yesterday I went to Alt Summit NYC, which is a spin-off of the larger Altitude Design Summit held in Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s basically a design blogging convention, though it’s open to everyone. Some people were neither designers nor bloggers, but everyone was interested in both. And yes, that means right now I’m blogging about a blogging convention. But it’s the best blogging convention, I bet, and you know how I love to find the best stuff!

August 22, 2012

Toning For Teetotalers

A few weeks ago I mentioned my trip to Christine Chin for a torture/facial appointment, after which she made me promise to start using a moisturizing toner. She stressed that it had to be ALCOHOL-FREE. Christine didn’t push her products on me, and I told her I was sure I had an alcohol-free toner at home.

I didn’t.

August 20, 2012

Dramatically Indifferent

I’ve been using a deluxe-size sample of Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotionevery night for about a month now, or however long it’s been since I ran out of my deluxe-size sample of Philosophy’s Hope In A Jar Moisturizer.

August 17, 2012

Here's A Tip...

I put these gold sparkles on my nails after seeing a tutorial on The Hairpin last week. But here is the thing, I took photos of the process, which aren't really necessary since we have the video, but I didn’t take a photo of the finished manicure until today... a week later. They still look good, no? The sparkles and extra layers of polish protect the tips of your nails from getting destroyed! Such a nice bonus!

August 15, 2012

August BirchBox

The theme this month is Beauty School, and the samples came with a little pamphlet of beauty basics: what different kinds of brushes are for, how to read a label, how to get a better shave, etc. I didn’t pick up anything new, but it was cute. The whole thing was designed notebook-doodle-style.

August 13, 2012

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me A Match

I was going to write about the Birchbox that arrived over the weekend, but I just heard about the new Sephora + Pantone Color IQ system, and I need to talk about it right away!

August 9, 2012

Sure As Spit

We’ve all been there. You’ve got eye makeup where you don’t want eye makeup, so you grab a cotton swab, carefully dip it into your bottle of makeup remover (or run it under the tap), squeeze the excess out over the sink so it’s not too wet, then attack the offending pigment.

August 6, 2012

One Word Arguments Against 3D Nail Art












These are just the first things I thought of, I’m sure there are like a billion more. Feel free to add your own in the comments.

August 3, 2012

Coulda Been A Contenda

You might have heard me mention my favorite Buxom Mascara (which basically inspired this entire blog) one or twenty times before. I hardly ever try other mascaras, since I’m so happy with this one. But…

August 1, 2012

Speakup, Naughty!

I have been getting increasingly more concerned about my favorite leopard flats. They’re “Naughty” by Nine West, and they’ve been discontinued for a while now. I tried to stock up while I could, but this is my third and final pair. I wear them constantly, and they are, sadly, beat-to-shit. I mean, they are really kind of embarrassing at this point. I still have a silver pair in decent shape, and black patent pair in good shape, but the plain black ones are beat-nearly-to-shit as well.