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You Say Goodbye, and I Say Hello

Thursday, December 6th, 2012
By Glinda

I’m not really sure what that line means, I’ve just always wanted to use it in a blog title.

A couple of years ago, I volunteered to begin writing Manolo for the Beauty because I love makeup and perfume and hair products and all of that stuff.

Call me shallow, it’s all right.

But the time has come, my lovelies, for the Beauty blog to end.

I have had a wonderful time getting to know all of you, and I hope that I at least was able to cheer up a few of your mornings.

I’ve been writing stuff on various places on the intertubes since 2005, and my most favorite spot of all has been the Manolosphere.  The Manolo was gracious enough to invite an unknown mommyblogger to write for him, and I’ve had the privilege of being here since 2007.

Thank you for reading, thank you for your wit, thank you for your advice, and thanks for coming along for the ride.

It sure was grand.

If you are ever inclined, I write as my true self (gasp! my name isn’t really Glinda!) over here.


Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, October 29th, 2012
By Glinda

Apologies, my dears, for the long blog silence. I’m back, and ready to go.

My last poll asked if you would be willing to try Beauty Candy, a supplemented “treat,” and 50% of you said no dice. 46% said they might if someone handed them a box for free, and only 4% jumped on the bandwagon.

Today I’m asking about a hairstyle from the 40′s that is has been making a comeback for a while, and is starting to gain some traction.


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?


Not Even Christy Turlington

Friday, February 24th, 2012
By Glinda

could make this 90′s era Vogue cover work.  And she is absolutely gorgeous, IMHO.


Beware of the Little Flaws that Make One Homely!

Thursday, December 15th, 2011
By Glinda

“A little roughness, a little shine, a little cloudiness of skin, and one’s looks are gone!”

Poof! Just like that!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 24th, 2011
By Glinda

To all of the beauteous readers of Manolo Beauty!


So Old, It’s New

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
By Glinda

Inspired by the mid-to-late 18th Century (but without the boats, birdcages, and such) hairstyles worn by women of fashion.   For a quick overview of the history of this period in hair, go here.

Love it.

I think I would like to have my hair done to look like this at least once in my life.  I don’t know where the hell I would go with it, but I would look great doing whatever it was I was doing.  Fellow soccer moms, taste the bitterness that comes with a wash and go!

Pictures may be NSFW, so I’ll include them after the jump.  Because I love you and I don’t want you to get fired.

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Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, November 7th, 2011
By Glinda

57% of you found yourself in the same boat as me, with no costume for Halloween.  I debated getting a silly hat or headband, but never got around to it.  17% had some makeup that wasn’t essential to your costume, while 22% had some fun integrating their makeup with their costume.

Today I’m curious as to how you choose your perfume.


Retro Beauty: Tickle Deoderant

Thursday, October 27th, 2011
By Glinda

Seriously, if you were a deoderant wearer during the mid to late 70′s, you either used this deoderant or knew someone that did.

I know my sister had it, I was a bit too young to wear it.

But talk about suggestive advertising!  Apparently there were some accusations of some not-so-subliminal advertising going on in ads like this one.

Are they selling a bit more than deoderant here, or is it just me?


Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, June 13th, 2011
By Glinda

56% of you are against scented products, except for ones that you specifically wish to be scented.  You know, like perfume and body lotion.  15% enjoy scented stuff, and 28% of you are sittin’ on the fence.  I have to admit that I enjoy scented beauty products of all kinds, especially lipsticks.   Then again, I don’t have allergies.   I particularly like Aveda lipsticks because they smell minty.

Speaking of scents, how do you get your scent on?












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