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Stay Klassy With Konvict Perfume

Thursday, April 12th, 2012
By Glinda

I don’t know how this particular product managed to escape (har har) me, but seriously, who thought this was a good idea? Rapper Akon has sued the company he was in negotiations with for producing a perfume, but he alleges they went ahead and did this all on their own.

Yeah, I would sue too.


Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
By Glinda

Patricia Schmid for Marie Claire China.

I am truly digging her hair color here.  Also, I wish I could do green eyeshadow.

Tuesday Beauty Poll

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
By Glinda

My last poll about spring beauty trends had 26% of you willing to give red lips a go, however I’m guessing that probably isn’t much of a departure for most of you.  21% said sheer rose lips sounded appealing, and the cat eye came in at 19%.  15% were game for the super smoky eye, but I’m a bit timid for that one.  Also, I’m afraid of looking like a raccoon.  And not a cute one.

Today I’m curious as to your sunscreen habits.

Searching For: Adele’s Grammy Lipstick

Friday, April 6th, 2012
By Glinda

Everyone’s friend raincoaster recently sent out a desperate call for help regarding Adele’s pinky-peach lipstick at her recent Grammy performance.

Not to keep bringing up NARS, but I suggested her lip color might be some combination of NARS Orgasm lip gloss/lipstick.

Anyone else have a theory?


Product Reveiw: NARS Blush in Amour

Thursday, April 5th, 2012
By Glinda

Oh, how I resisted jumping on the NARS blush bandwagon.  I mean, everybody was doing it and I didn’t buy one just to be ornery.

Instead of proudly standing against the crowd, I found out I was just plain stupid.

Seriously the best blush I’ve ever used.

The color is described on Sephora as a “peachy pink” sans shimmer, which is what I was looking for.  On the website, the color swatch looks more intense than the uber famous Orgasm, which is also what I was looking for.  My medium, olive-y skin takes color well and light blushes look silly on me.

So with trepidation I ordered Amour, and wore it for the first time to a party and could not believe how wonderful it looked.  It was natural-looking but gave me a perfect glow.  It is also eminently buildable, for as dramatic a look as you want.

It wore very well throughout the night with zero touchups, but I also attribute that to my great powder and the fact that it was cold.

I would totally recommend this blush to pretty much anyone.



And Now For Something…Interesting

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
By Glinda

I’m trying to get behind these shots of model Simone, but for the most part, I can’t.  Something about her looks consumptive, even though the editorial does a good job highlighting some of the spring 2012 makeup trends.  I think I might like the last one best, mostly because of the hair.

Tuesday Beauty Poll

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
By Glinda

The majority of you, 54% gave Heidi Klum two snaps up for her “makeup-free” modeling.  20% said she should have gone for the full coverage, and 25% felt she looked like she was coming down with something.  Awww, poor Heidi!  I don’t think that’s the best she’s ever looked, but major props for going that bare in front of the camera at her age.

According to Harper’s Bazaar, spring 2012 has quite the few makeup trends.

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