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OSAD: Gustavo Dudamel

Friday, September 28th, 2012
By Glinda

The Venezuelan-born Music Director for the LA Philharmonic is a true talent.  And not too hard on the eyes…

Things I Don’t Do: The Forehead Bagel

Thursday, September 27th, 2012
By Glinda


People, the only bagels I’m interested in are the above kind, not this kind.

Although I suppose that if someone wants to walk around looking like a Star Trek extra, it’s is a pretty good way to achieve that. Anyone else, you’d have to buy a wig to cover that up.

BB Creams are Passe, CC Creams are the New Popular Girl in Class

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
By Glinda

Oh BB creams, we hardly knew ye.

You are now being unceremoniously shoved aside for something called a CC cream.  The CC stands for color correct, or color and care, or something similar where you can mix and match appropriate-sounding words that begin with C.


CC creams are supposed to provide better coverage than BB creams yet still retain their sheerness, contain more anti-aging ingredients, and moisturize better.

Well, I guess I can see why BB creams would be a thing of the past.

However, I’m sure there is someone waiting in the wings to invent a DD cream, or even an EE cream.

I think I’ll wait a little while before I spend my money.



Will the Headband Be Making a Comeback?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
By Glinda


Dolce & Gabbana styled their models with Baroque-inspired hair and jewelry during their recent runway show.

Good grief, those earrings are to die for!

As luscious and gorgeous as the ornamentation in the model’s hair looks, I’m guessing all of us here at home aren’t really able to replicate this look convincingly.

Will headbands step in and help us out?

Would you be willing to don a headband that was lavishly and beautifully ornamented?  Or do they give you a headache?

Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, September 24th, 2012
By Glinda

Last week’s poll found that the majority of you, 47%, disliked the term “witchy poo” when it came to describing long, gray hair. I would have to agree.  29% felt that it wasn’t a good look for someone over 40, while 22% disagreed.

Today I’ve got some Emmy beauty fails.

My Birchbox for September: Disappointing

Thursday, September 20th, 2012
By Glinda

Oh sure, it’s got two hair elastics and some sort of plastic bag in a horrific print, but those are pretty much the only two things I’m excited about.

Black nail polish.  Yawn.

Regular old perfume sample of Kate Spade’s new perfume. Yawn.

Some sort of argan oil stuff for hair.  Meh, could be OK.

Then some teensy tiny plastic tub of skin cream.  Double yawn.


Instead of giving this company your hard-earned money, get your butt to a Sephora or any decent department store and ask for samples.  I guarantee that you will get bigger, better samples than what this company gives you.  There was zero name recognition on any of the products except for the Kate Spade.   I’m not up on every new beauty product, but I’d like to think I have more than just a passing knowledge.

It actually pains me that people are paying money for this stuff.

More Things I Covet: Guerlain Liu Holiday Collection

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
By Glinda

Inspired by a classic Guerlain perfume, the Liu Holiday collection is pretty eye-catching.

Shimmer powder, loving the pouf.


Look! Pressed Meteorites!

Want the gold.

Luxe-looking, isn’t it?


The collection launches in October.


Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, September 17th, 2012
By Glinda

81% of you choose to keep your lady garden in its natural color state.  18% of you are at least not rejecting the idea outright.  To me, if it is safe and not too much of a hassle, I don’t see it as anything but some harmless fun.

Some beauty/style website I happened upon featured the above hair style as a “no no” for women over 40.  They called this hairstyle “witchy poo.”

OSAD: Irrational Crush Josh Groban

Friday, September 14th, 2012
By Glinda

Amy Poehler is Full Of Win

Thursday, September 13th, 2012
By Glinda

Excellent advice for women of any age.

And I am so bummed she and Will Arnett are divorcing.

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