Manolo for the Beauty

Inspired by the aurora borealis, this collection is full of color and shimmer.  I am especially liking that blue lip gloss, for some reason.  I have been dying to see what the blue/green lip glosses that are out actually look like on your lips.  Anybody?

Anime Me

October 2nd, 2012
By Glinda

You know, it isn’t my thing, but I totally support Anastasiya Shpagina in converting herself into an anime character with makeup.

I think she’s got some real skill, and it bothers me that people criticize her for her choice of transformation.

You go, anime girl.


Monday Beauty Poll

October 1st, 2012
By Glinda

Giuliana Rancic incurred the wrath of 80% of you due to her aggressive use of bronzer.  I had no idea it would be that big of a slam dunk, but there it is.  She has a new baby, so maybe she is trying to overcompensate for some tiredness, but her makeup artist needs a hundred lashes with a wet noodle.

It seems I was unaware of Kelly Osbourne’s manicure at the Emmys, but boy do I know about it now.  It seems that she was given a manicure worth $250,000.  Yes, the zeroes are correct.  Something about black diamonds or some such.

OSAD: Gustavo Dudamel

September 28th, 2012
By Glinda

The Venezuelan-born Music Director for the LA Philharmonic is a true talent.  And not too hard on the eyes…

Things I Don’t Do: The Forehead Bagel

September 27th, 2012
By Glinda


People, the only bagels I’m interested in are the above kind, not this kind.

Although I suppose that if someone wants to walk around looking like a Star Trek extra, it’s is a pretty good way to achieve that. Anyone else, you’d have to buy a wig to cover that up.

Oh BB creams, we hardly knew ye.

You are now being unceremoniously shoved aside for something called a CC cream.  The CC stands for color correct, or color and care, or something similar where you can mix and match appropriate-sounding words that begin with C.


CC creams are supposed to provide better coverage than BB creams yet still retain their sheerness, contain more anti-aging ingredients, and moisturize better.

Well, I guess I can see why BB creams would be a thing of the past.

However, I’m sure there is someone waiting in the wings to invent a DD cream, or even an EE cream.

I think I’ll wait a little while before I spend my money.



Will the Headband Be Making a Comeback?

September 25th, 2012
By Glinda


Dolce & Gabbana styled their models with Baroque-inspired hair and jewelry during their recent runway show.

Good grief, those earrings are to die for!

As luscious and gorgeous as the ornamentation in the model’s hair looks, I’m guessing all of us here at home aren’t really able to replicate this look convincingly.

Will headbands step in and help us out?

Would you be willing to don a headband that was lavishly and beautifully ornamented?  Or do they give you a headache?

Monday Beauty Poll

September 24th, 2012
By Glinda

Last week’s poll found that the majority of you, 47%, disliked the term “witchy poo” when it came to describing long, gray hair. I would have to agree.  29% felt that it wasn’t a good look for someone over 40, while 22% disagreed.

Today I’ve got some Emmy beauty fails.

My Birchbox for September: Disappointing

September 20th, 2012
By Glinda

Oh sure, it’s got two hair elastics and some sort of plastic bag in a horrific print, but those are pretty much the only two things I’m excited about.

Black nail polish.  Yawn.

Regular old perfume sample of Kate Spade’s new perfume. Yawn.

Some sort of argan oil stuff for hair.  Meh, could be OK.

Then some teensy tiny plastic tub of skin cream.  Double yawn.


Instead of giving this company your hard-earned money, get your butt to a Sephora or any decent department store and ask for samples.  I guarantee that you will get bigger, better samples than what this company gives you.  There was zero name recognition on any of the products except for the Kate Spade.   I’m not up on every new beauty product, but I’d like to think I have more than just a passing knowledge.

It actually pains me that people are paying money for this stuff.

Inspired by a classic Guerlain perfume, the Liu Holiday collection is pretty eye-catching.

Shimmer powder, loving the pouf.


Look! Pressed Meteorites!

Want the gold.

Luxe-looking, isn’t it?


The collection launches in October.


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