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Opposite Sex Appreciation Day: Alan Cumming

Friday, November 30th, 2012
By Glinda

I know his pendulum has swung to the male side, but he definitely needs to look me up if it ever swings back to persons of the female persuasion.  I have no idea why Alan Cumming makes me feel a little tingly, as he is simply not my type, but he does.  He does indeed.

And of course the NSFW…




Duchess Kate, Now with Bangs!

Thursday, November 29th, 2012
By Glinda

I was going to write a title that was a bit racier, but decided to go the more demure route.  Which is probably really stupid of me, because a slightly lascivious title would actually bring in more people from Google.   Perhaps, though, not the kind of people who would be interested in this site, so most likely all for the better.

What was I saying?

Oh, yes, Kate and her new bangs.

Not that she cares one whit what I have to say about them, but I’m going to have to go with a thumbs down.  She still has gorgeous hair, no doubt.  But it seems to me that if you are going to commit to layering, then you also need to shorten up the overall length unless you are going to do layers all the way through.  From the pictures I’ve seen, she just has the very wide gap between her bangs and the end length, which just looks awkward.

Also, I think the barrel curls are so not helping.

Your verdict?

“The Lipstick of the Future”

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
By Glinda


Well, to be honest, I’m not sure.

I mean, I think it is kind of cool how the applicator works by pushing limited (and retractable) amounts of product onto a pre-formed mold.  That way, you never have to deal with the weird way you wear lipsticks down, which is pretty much different for everyone.

What I can’t get past right now is the price, which with shipping off the website,  is something like forty bucks a tube.  Ouch.

And, after watching the video above, I am once again reminded of how ridiculous people look when other people apply their lipstick.

Holiday Beauty Gifts- On Sale!

Monday, November 26th, 2012
By Glinda

I think we can all pretty much agree that buying someone a gift on sale simply means that we are trying to buy more for them for the money.  In that spirit, here are some nifty beauty gifts that can be bought separately and put together in a makeup bag, or maybe one nice, big gift.  Either way, it’s a gift, and if they don’t like it they can give it back.

Sephora by OPI It’s Real 18K Top Coat.  Lots of great reviews for this top coat, a lot of luxe in a little bottle!

You can never go wrong with a pretty little compact.  This one is from Tarina Tarantino.

Adorable leather ponytail wraps.

Just give up the pretense of gift-buying and get them for yourself, already.

Go ahead and take the plunge for the friend you know will love these but hasn’t yet bought for herself.

You gotta love a palette that has almost everything.  The colors look pretty compatible for many skin tones, but that is a very personal factor that must be taken into account before purchasing.  Of course.

Let’s face it, it’s an extremely low-tech Clarisonic. At least you’ll never have to buy batteries for it? But the reviews are overall pretty great.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
By Glinda

I’m grateful for many things.

Among them are you, my witty, erudite, and beauteous readers.

I’m grateful for days when my hair looks great even though I haven’t really done anything to it.

I’m grateful for my health, and the health of my loved ones.

I’m grateful for the perfect makeup brush holder I found, an old vase from Japan adorned with purple flowers.

I’m grateful that I still have the opportunity to write this blog, and I promise that I will post more regularly.

I’m grateful for many things.

I know you are too.

Stila Liquid Luminizer

Thursday, November 15th, 2012
By Glinda

I got some of this in my newest (and last) Birchbox.

Where do you use your luminizer? Do tell!

This is my first one and I’m anxious to try it out, hopefully without looking stupid.  I’m thinking it’s sort of like using my pigment powder, just in a liquid-ish form.

The Body Shop Juicy and Fruity Collection

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
By Glinda

If you are a lip gloss fan, then you are sure to find something you like in The Body Shop’s new collection.  Eleven, count them, eleven(!) different super shiny and fruity glosses to choose from!

Emma Watson “In Love” for Lancome

Thursday, November 8th, 2012
By Glinda

Due out in January, Lancome gives us a sneak peek at their “In Love” collection.


Loving the eyeliner, which if Emma is any indication, looks fantastic on brown-eyed women.

Also loving the lipstick, which I would like to have on my lips right now.

Not loving, however, the weird highlighting on Emma’s poor cheek.

How to Visually Minimize a Buxom Set of Lips

Friday, November 2nd, 2012
By Glinda

So you’ve got an especially well-endowed set of lips?  Most women would be panting with jealousy, as there are bajillions (seriously, bajillions) of products designed to make your lips appear larger than they really are.

However, let’s say that you aren’t comfortable with your lip size, and possibly for certain occasions, would like to minimize their appearance rather than highlight them.

Glinda is here for you.

I’ve done a bit of research for you so that you don’t have to wade through articles that tell you to commit to an exercise routine for your lips so that you can get rid of their extra fat.  Yes, someone actually DID write that.

Anyhoo, for those times when you would rather your lips not take so much of the spotlight, here are some tips:

1) Use matte colors, no shine.

2) Try applying foundation on your lips before lip color application.  This can help reduce their outline a little bit.

3) Soft neutral colors rather than dark or intense ones.

5) Highlight another part of your face to draw some attention away from the lips, but don’t overdo it.  It’s a fine line, to be sure.

There seems to be some disagreement about the use of a lip liner, and I myself am torn.  Usually a lip liner is used to make lips larger, but I could see that it could help define a smaller lip when using the foundation trick.

Good luck!


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