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Trend Alert: The Side Braid

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
By Glinda

OK, fine, maybe it is a micro-trend.

But is it just me or is the fuzziness/unkempt nature of the braids kind of wrong?

To me, the best thing about braids is the smooth, shiny quality of them.

I especially loathe Blake Lively’s fishtail braid, which looks like someone combed it with a pasta grabber.


I know, I know.  It’s just me.

Finally, Sharon Stone and I Have Something In Common

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
By Glinda

The HAIR, people, the HAIR!

I toss my hair up in a ponytail that looks exactly like that almost every day.  I don’t have bangs either, so I am totally feeling her Witch Hazel-esque wisps.

But both Witch Hazel and I would trade her perky boobs for our droopy ones in a hot second.

Things I Covet: Rita Hazan Foaming Gloss

Thursday, June 21st, 2012
By Glinda

I want this product, but only if it works.  And based on the reviews, it either works fantastically or not at all.

I have always been of the opinion that my hair has lacked in the shine department.

It is probably fine, especially as I rarely blow dry my hair and don’t really do anything to damage it.

But I’ve always turned super green with envy when I see someone’s hair that is just beautifully glossy.  I’ve never worked up the nerve to ask anyone if their hair is naturally that way or if they used a product to achieve the look.

I also know that you can get a glossing treatment at the salon, but I already spend enough money on the color and cut as it is.

I’m keen on the Foaming Gloss because you use it in the shower instead of having product in your hair all day long.

Does anyone use a particularly great treatment?  Do share…

Things I Don’t Do: Hair Extensions

Thursday, May 24th, 2012
By Glinda

I don’t really know why, either.

It has truly never crossed my mind to put any kind of extensions into my hair, even though I have to say that my hair is not exactly luxurious.

I don’t judge anyone that does put them in, and most of the time, unless they are colored, I don’t even know that they have them in at all.  I just tend to automatically be jealous of all the people with long, beautiful hair and don’t stop to pause to think if it’s real or not.

I know that it’s a big Hollywood thing, and I know lots of regular people do it just to have a little fun or add some color that can be instantly removed.

I guess I’m neither glamorous OR a good time.

Just ask my kids.


Happy World Goth Day!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
By Glinda

They are just a seriously misunderstood bunch of people.

But their impact on hair, eyeliner, and guyliner cannot be understated.


Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, May 14th, 2012
By Glinda

39% of you think Christina Ricci’s Met Gala outfit is the best of the cray-cray, which I have to say is surprising.  23% backed Karolina Kurkova, and 20% of you were rooting for fabulous dame Linda Fargo.  I personally voted for Florence Welch’s Alexander McQueen.

Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump’s big bangs, which made their debut at the very same event, are prompting some debate.

Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, April 23rd, 2012
By Glinda

55% of you wear sunscreen on your face only on “normal” days, which probably include being at work or picking the kids up from school or whatever.  For most, it isn’t exposing your skin to lots of sun, go good for you for being in the habit.  35% apply none at all, which I think is OK as long as your sun exposure is limited, amirite?  10% of you apply it everywhere, and your skin is probably going to look the best in the next 20 years.

Today I’m curious as to what you think of the latest look sported by rockstar spawn Kelly Osborne.

Hot Right Now: Headbands

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
By Glinda

Once upon a time, I wore headbands. All the time.  You see, I was growing out my bangs and the only way to survive that very grueling and traumatic experience was to simply push those puppies up and off my forehead altogether.  There was, of course, an unfortunate month when the bangs were exactly the wrong length and would stick up from behind the headband.  On those days, I would refuse to leave the house and instead quietly weep in a corner.

Supposedly the 50’s inspiration is here in a big way, and that includes the use of headbands as an accessory.  For some reason, though, when I think of headbands I think of Hillary Clinton, not the 1950’s.  That could be good or bad.  Upon reflection of Hillary’s personal style, (as much as I admire her) it is most likely bad.

I like headbands because there is an infinite variety of them.  Wide, thin, leather, fabric, glittery, tortoiseshell, lace… You name it and there is a headband that has it. An Etsy search comes up with over 250,000.

It’s been a long time since I’ve broken out a headband, but I’m wondering if it isn’t time to start experimenting with them again.  However, I do seem to remember that certain kinds can give you quite a headache if you wear them for any length of time.

So what is your verdict on headbands?  Stylish or frumpy?

How I Turned to the Dark Side, and Loved It

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
By Glinda

When I first found out I was going to have a biopsy that came with major surgery, I was bummed.

I suddenly felt the need for change.

So where did I go?

Well, I still need to go to Sephora, but I went right to my hair salon.

I’d been falling into the trap of using a lighter dye on my hair in order to camouflage the gray.  The more gray that would come in, the lighter we would go.

It looked OK, but I was starting to get major zebra stripe once my hair started growing out, and I choose color weaving specifically to avoid that type of thing.

I looked at that dark band and bam! It hit me that instead of trying to play the blonde-ing game and winding up looking like an OC Housewife, perhaps it was time to return to my roots.  Literally.

We took my color much darker, and she did a very fine weave, as opposed to a chunkier one so that I would get the maximum amount of dark color.

If I do say so myself, it looks rather fabulous.

It brings out my skin tone more, my green eyes pop, and now I can venture toward darker eye and lip makeup without feeling like a painted trollop.

And can you see my grays?  Well yes, but they actually look kind of good and help to give my hair a nice dimension.

My young padawans, do not be afraid of the dark side!

Who is the Coolest of Them All?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
By Glinda

The Telegraph had an interesting little article on the “coolest” brands in Britain, which were anointed to be hair products company ghd and skin care line Dermalogica.  They also labeled them as iconic, but I’m not sure I agree.  Then again, I don’t live in Britain.

It got me to thinking about the way I feel about certain brands that I like. I mean, I adore Guerlain lipsticks, but I’m guessing the company is not considered to be “cool.” Doesn’t mean I won’t stop buying them, though. I think I’ve moved past the stage where I’m worried if people will think I’m cool by association of what products I use. Case in point, I drive a minivan.

The definition of cool is so nebulous, and so very dependent upon the person you ask.

If you had to choose the “coolest” beauty brand, what would it be?


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