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OSAD: The Dark Knight Rises Edition

Friday, July 20th, 2012
By Glinda

Fangirl that I am.


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.

Hello Kitty Year of the Dragon Compact

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
By Glinda

Limited edition gold compact to commemorate the Year of the Dragon.  It is also inscribed with the Chinese characters for Happy New Year.

I don’t know. I do not have any Chinese ancestry, so I’m not sure if this would be a cool cultural thing, or a cultural misappropriation thing.  I’m leaning toward misappropriation?

Although I do know that it is not the year of the Golden Dragon, so I’m not sure why the compact is gold. It’s a water dragon year, so silver probably would have been better.

The Scrolldown “Wha..?”

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
By Glinda

I thought this cover was absolutely stunning.

Until I noticed she only has one leg.

This. Is. Beautiful.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
By Glinda

In so many ways…

Nusja Jone-Our Bride from Kosovo 2.0 on Vimeo.

Karl Lagerfeld For Sephora

Thursday, November 17th, 2011
By Glinda

Have you been feeling a little evil lately?  How about judgemental?  Or maybe your ego is getting to be the size of a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon.

Then have I got the makeup for you.

Introducing Karl Lagerfeld for Sephora.

This looks wrong, very wrong

Because everybody wants to take a swipe at Karl, right?

The perfect gift for your non-sleeping toddler, a Kuddly Karl doll!  That’ll teach the little squirt to stop making a fuss at bedtime. “Go to sleep, or I will bring out Uncle Karl!”

And the snowglobe is simply the product of a very deranged mind.

Just the thing I want to see right before I put my makeup on. “YOU. NOT PRETTY ENOUGH. TRY AGAIN. AND AGAIN… FAIL.”

Only Europe is lucky enough to have access to these.

Kate Winslet and Lancome for Autism

Thursday, September 29th, 2011
By Glinda

Benefiting Kate’s charitable foundation for children with autism, The Golden Hat Foundation.  Look for it starting November 1, 2011 in the States.  It will be sold until December 11, 2011.

Not sure I’m digging the signature on the lipstick, but I love the red.


Illamasqua Freak

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
By Glinda

Ok, so I apparently have a bit of a rebel streak in me in that I sort of love this packaging. Yes, I realize that it is deliberately playing a “screw that fairy princess crap” angle. But hey, I’m buying it, hook, line, and sinker.  I love the purple-black bottle, the cut-off edge, and I don’t usually like snails, but I like that one.

Freak is described thusly: a mix of poison hemlock, black davana, belladonna, opium flower, caress and kiss notes. I don’t know what caress and kiss notes are, but I like the way they sound. And of course, how could such a counterculture scent NOT have something like poison hemlock in it?

It’s available at the illamasqua website starting Oct. 20, 2011.

Clarins FEED Bag

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
By Glinda

You know, I can kind of get behind this.

Iconic French brand Clarins has partnered with Lauren Bush, benefiting the United Nations World Food Programme. 

For $30 (a $40 value), you can buy a specially produced FEED Bag, which contains one each of Hand and Nail Treatment Cream, Moisture-Rich Body Lotion and Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector.  The proceeds of each sale will purchase 15 meals for a child in need.  Their goal is to feed one million children in a span of two years. Found exclusively at Nordstrom’s.

Tuesday Beauty Poll

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
By Glinda

Has it really been four days since I last wrote something?

Forgive me for being grateful for the break.

Because I love my polls, I’m doing one today, as most people had the day off work yesterday. 

When it comes to trying acupuncture for wrinkle reduction, 36% of you are all for it.  30% of you said a big “meh” and 21% might give it a whirl if they had a Groupon for it.  Only 10% of you are afraid of needles, which is less than I thought.  Personally, I would totally try it, but wouldn’t be expecting a whole lot on the wrinkle front. 

Today, I’m curious as to your thoughts on this weekend’s big weddings.

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