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Friday=Opposite Sex Appreciation Day

Friday, August 17th, 2012
By Glinda

Yooo hooo, I’ve got some weeds over here that need, ah, pulling…

Things I’m Not Sure About: Lush Emotional Brilliance Line

Thursday, August 16th, 2012
By Glinda

Well, let me clarify.  I think that the actual products themselves, which are completely vegan, are a great idea.  Because of their non-chemical construction, you can wear the color pretty much anywhere, whether on your body, your eyes, lips, cheeks, wherever.  That part I like.  You may not truly wish to wear neon-green lipstick but you CAN IF YOU WANT TO, and that is the point here. I’m always a fan of multi-tasking makeup, and this stuff fits the bill.

But, the presentation that I was semi-forced to listen to in the store was so new-agey, so hokey, that I had a difficult time not rolling my eyes at the poor salesgirl who was probably just trying to earn a commission for herself.  Which I totally understand.  However, I was told by a complete stranger what my personality was like based on the three colors that I chose off a color wheel.  Whatever.  I don’t know why Lush figures that an elaborate sales pitch would help move what seems to be an already fairly impressive product.

If she had just told me that I could use the makeup anywhere for anything, there was a fairly good chance that I would have bought one just to try it out.

But the high-pressure sales pitch that claimed to know all about my subconscious completely turned me off and had me running out the door at the nearest, polite-est opportunity.

Lush, you may want to rethink this.

If you want to experience the color-wheel experience but without the well-meaning but annoying sales person, click here.

Go There. Like, Now.

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
By Glinda

Thanks to email tipster Susan (thanks, Susan!) I am now a blubbering mess.  But, more importantly, let’s help Talia get to where she wants to go.

More info on Talia and her inspiring makeupvideo tutorials here.


Friday, August 10th, 2012
By Glinda

An homage to a man who wears a suit like he was born in it…

Of course there is a non-suit picture, but I didn’t think you would mind overly much.

Flare Goes There

Thursday, August 9th, 2012
By Glinda



As much as I want to like this editorial, I don’t.

I’m seeing nothing particularly groundbreaking here, or perhaps I am just feeling old and jaded today.  Anyone else feeling non-jaded that wants to argue with me?

Things I Don’t Do: Bleach My Eyebrows

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
By Glinda

But it seems Kelly Osborne does!

I find it…disturbing.

Things I Covet: Route des Indes de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
By Glinda

Which is another way of saying I wouldn’t even use it, I would just open up the case and stare at it every day.

Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, August 6th, 2012
By Glinda

Last week’s question about freckles found that 32% of you have and are (at the minimum) OK with your freckles, while 4% of you have them and are not.  52% do not have freckles are are fine with that situation, and 10% don’t have them but wish they did.  I do not have any freckles, at least not any that are clustered.  I think that I have various freckles scattered around due to sun exposure, but not in a concentrated area.

Today, I’m all about voting on a celebrity hairdo! Or hairdon’t, however you see fit.

Beauty Tip I Should Have Probably Already Known, But Didn’t

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
By Glinda

A little while ago I read a beauty tip that caused me to pull a Homer Simpson.

Forgive me for forgetting the source, but the article suggested that if you have a fancy schmancy facial cleanser that contains fancy schmancy ingredients, that you should leave it on your skin for a minimum of thirty seconds.

Because of course you want your skin to have the maximum exposure time to those special ingredients, and if you just apply it and quickly wash it off, then you aren’t really giving the product a chance to work in the way it was intended.

I tried it out while using my glycolic acid cleanser, and by golly, I did see a difference in the performance of the cleanser.

Should have been a no brainer, right?

They Call it “Hairchitechture”

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
By Glinda

This is what hair done by architechts looks like.

I’m thinking that other than the last look, which I find pretty cool, they should probably stick to their day jobs.

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