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I Had No Idea

Friday, December 16th, 2011
By Glinda

That some people have such a, ah, passion for nail art.

OK, I actually think this one is pretty cool.

This, though, might be a bit much.

Athletic footwear-inspired nails is a thing, eh? Good to know.

I don’t know what it is about this particular shape of nail, but it creeps me the hell out.

Not my cup of tea.





This. Is. Beautiful.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
By Glinda

In so many ways…

Nusja Jone-Our Bride from Kosovo 2.0 on Vimeo.

Pulp Magazine Gives Us Some Fall Trends

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
By Glinda

While I must say not all of these looks are exactly practical, I find myself loving the vinyl-black eyeliner from Shiseido and the Tom Ford lip gloss used as eyeshadow.  I also covet almost all of those nail polishes, even though I don’t really do nail polish.


Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, October 31st, 2011
By Glinda

46% of you were intrigued by the idea of magnetic nail polish, but thought that sixteen bucks was a bit much to have to shell out for it.  38% flat out said no way, and only 16% wanted to go for it.  I guess I’m with the 46% in thinking that I don’t want to pay that much for something I’m not sure will work right.

However, today is Halloween!

You’ve Still Got Time Before Halloween: Ultraflesh Flash Face Decorating Kit

Thursday, October 20th, 2011
By Glinda

This set of reusable stencils, highlighting pens, and different colored metallic sprays looks pretty great.  They can be used on the face and body.  I can see this being appropriate for quite a few different costumes, sexy or not.  Because it seems like almost every costume is all about the sex-ay these days.  I once went as Alice in Wonderland and I was sexy as hell, but it had nothing to do with the costume itself, but because I felt great in it.

However, the set is a bit pricey.  One of the commenters on Sephora’s website recommends splitting the cost with a buddy, which sounds completely reasonable to me.


Friday Pretty: Kevyn Aucoin

Friday, October 14th, 2011
By Glinda

Kevyn Aucoin was the first makeup artist to show up on my radar way back when in the mid-80’s.  Hey, way-back time machines are fun, no?

He was a talented man, and one of the first (and best) to showcase and share his techniques so that “normal” women could get similar looks.   Here are some stunning transformations from his bestselling books Making Faces and Face Forward.

And people wonder why I love makeup.

Martha Stewart as Veronica Lake

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins as Josephine Baker

Calista Flockhart as Audrey Hepburn


Demi Moore as Clara Bow

Christina Ricci as Edith Piaf

Celine Dion as Maria Callas

Gina Gershon as Sohpia Loren




Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, October 10th, 2011
By Glinda

Your views on beauty marks were pretty much an overwhelming, “meh.”  41% don’t care about them at all, and 25% said it depends on where they are located.  22% said they can add to someone’s beauty, while 8% disagreed.

Today’s poll is about a new place called Blushington that has opened up not too far from me, as described in this article.  Basically, it’s a place where you can go to get a professional makeup application without the pressure of a beauty counter.  They charge $35 per session, and have seven different options such as “sun-kissed beauty” to launch off for your personalized look.

Cindy Sherman for MAC is, Ahhhh, Interesting

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
By Glinda

While I certainly respect Cindy Sherman as an artist and applaud MAC for doing something out of the box, I have to say the campaign for Fall Colours 2011 does not actually make me want to purchase the makeup.


Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, September 26th, 2011
By Glinda

It was tight, but Padma Lakshmi and her tendrils won out over Heather Morris’ severe updo at the Emmys last week.  I agree with the majority.  I have never been a huge fan of hair that is tightly pulled back, I think it looks good on a very small percentage of the population.

Today’s poll is about nail art and its rising popularity.

Things I Covet: Paperself Lashes

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
By Glinda

Oh, why can’t I just turn back the clock twenty years or so?

As a forty year old mother of two, I just can’t imagine myself actually needing to buy these for pretty much any reason.

Made by a company based in London, these paper lashes were inspired by the art of Chinese paper-cuttng.  They can be used as-is, or cut up and used in parts as big or small as you would like.

Not only are there peacocks, there are peach blossoms, sea creatures, and of all things, deer and butterflies.

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