October 18, 2012

October Birchbox

I opted in to recieve the Goop co-branded Birchbox this month, and at first it was so much of a snooze I almost forgot to write about it. But upon closer inspection, it seems like there is some good stuff in here!

October 16, 2012


Sorry to have fallen off the face of the earth for a week! I got wrapped up in a project and basically dropped everything else, without warning. Oops. I may have to start doing only two posts a week, but I’ll keep up the best I can… because I still have to tell you stuff!

One such stuff is this Korres Cheek Butter.I picked it up toward the end of the summer, because I wanted a warmer option than the O-glow I’d been using, and this seemed like a really natural looking color. It’s the kind of “universal” pinky peach that looks good on everyone, according to a bunch of magazines I read, so I actually ended up ordering it online without even trying it at the store.

October 5, 2012

Rules For An Awesome Nail Salon

  1. Provide a wide array of slightly dried out and/or separated polishes.
  2. Manicurists should not allow customers to interrupt their conversations with each other, nor should they allow proximity to each other to limit conversation. That’s what shouting is for.
  3. Use well-worn paper nail files aggressively.
    Avoid fine-grit boards if possible.
  4. Always use ambiguously clean tools, with gusto!
  5. If manicurists are not with a customer, they should stand around eating loudly and talking more loudly.
  6. Have a rice cooker cooking rice, somewhere.
    Make sure aroma is evident.
  7. Instruct employees to wash vegetables in the hand sink. (Recommended: Broccoli)
  8. Allow manicurists to take personal phone calls while working on customer’s nails. Extra points if conversation is during polish portion of manicure.
  9. Make sure there are no magazines anywhere.
  10. Always try to include at least three misspelling per sign.
  11. It should take no less than four rounds under the dryer to dry thick layers of polish.
  12. All chairs should be uncomfortable, with torn vinyl and stains where applicable. 
In case you were wondering, it was $8, and probably worth it.
(Assuming I didn't catch nail herpes.)

October 3, 2012

Crème Of The Crap

Before there was BB Creamavailable, I used Tarte Smooth Operatortinted moisturizer. And before that, I used Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer,which was all the rage at the time. When I heard Laura Mercier had put her tinted moisturizer in a compact,I was definitely interested, mostly for touch-ups and travel. (Because I am still fiercely loyal to Dr. Jart!) So when I saw a Sephora promo code to get a free mini compact of the new tinted moisturizer, I snapped it up in a way that was very much like that little noise a compact makes when it closes.

October 1, 2012

Clearly, Time For A Mask

It’s October! Somehow! Already! But that’s okay, because I like October, but seriously, what happened to September? We don’t know. But since it's definitely October 1st, we might as well talk about a mask. Hahah. Do you get it?! A MASK!