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Duchess Kate, Now with Bangs!

Thursday, November 29th, 2012
By Glinda

I was going to write a title that was a bit racier, but decided to go the more demure route.  Which is probably really stupid of me, because a slightly lascivious title would actually bring in more people from Google.   Perhaps, though, not the kind of people who would be interested in this site, so most likely all for the better.

What was I saying?

Oh, yes, Kate and her new bangs.

Not that she cares one whit what I have to say about them, but I’m going to have to go with a thumbs down.  She still has gorgeous hair, no doubt.  But it seems to me that if you are going to commit to layering, then you also need to shorten up the overall length unless you are going to do layers all the way through.  From the pictures I’ve seen, she just has the very wide gap between her bangs and the end length, which just looks awkward.

Also, I think the barrel curls are so not helping.

Your verdict?

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.

The Frida Kahlo-Inspired Braid

Thursday, October 11th, 2012
By Glinda

Found at some recent fashion shows, all of these were done utilizing extensions, just so you know.

And here we have the real deal…

Despite her reputation as “ugly,” which I think was due to her self-portraiture more than anything, I find her quite regal and lovely.

Will the Headband Be Making a Comeback?

Tuesday, 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

Monday, September 17th, 2012
By Glinda

81% of you choose to keep your lady garden in its natural color state.  18% of you are at least not rejecting the idea outright.  To me, if it is safe and not too much of a hassle, I don’t see it as anything but some harmless fun.

Some beauty/style website I happened upon featured the above hair style as a “no no” for women over 40.  They called this hairstyle “witchy poo.”

Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, September 10th, 2012
By Glinda

72% of you think that the dip-dyed hair trend has used up its 15 minutes.  I hear you, but I did appreciate that it was sort of fun and brought some really unusual and eye-catching looks when done well.

Today, I’m asking about hair dye of a completely different sort.

Things I’m Not Sure About: At-Home Laser Hair Removal

Friday, September 7th, 2012
By Glinda

One of the many flash sale sites I browse through had a discount on an at-home laser hair removal kit.

I briefly considered it, but thought three hundred bucks was too much for my budget.

But that also got the neurons in my brain firing (which these days is practically a miracle) about how much I already spend on hair removal products.

I get my razors/razor refills at Costco, my foam hair remover at the drugstore, and I use my Dr. Bronner’s soap as a lathering agent in the shower.  I have never spent money on the special lady-foams for shaving, so I don’t know if I could be dramatically altering my shaving experience if I did.

I also live in a pretty warm climate that has me shaving my legs far longer than most, so I figure I spend at least two hundred a year on the hair removal process.

Which, if the laser works for me, might actually be a pretty good investment.

Some initial research on my part reveals that my would-be laser of choice works best on light to medium skinned women with dark hair.  Also, it can be painful enough at higher settings that it requires over the counter pain relievers.


I consider my pain threshold to be fairly high, but I’m not sure if I could willingly subject myself to it in order to have less hair.

But, would it be worth it to hopefully keep a bunch of hair growing back for a very long time?

What say you all?

L’Orange in L’Officiel

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
By Glinda

Sure, I’ll bite.

It seems to me that there is an interesting trend occurring with women’s hair.

Mainly, that nobody seems to give two hoots about “proper” hair color any more.

Which is both good and bad.

Good that women feel that they can walk out of the house with lime green or purple hair, dammit, if that is the mood they are in today.  I am all for experimentation of color.

Bad in that sometimes color can be injudiciously applied, thus making one’s freedom of choice amount to choosing to look like a clown.

It is a double-edged sword, my friends.

Katy Perry’s orange hair is actually a surprisingly subdued look for her.  I don’t mind it in the least.

Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, August 6th, 2012
By Glinda

Last week’s question about freckles found that 32% of you have and are (at the minimum) OK with your freckles, while 4% of you have them and are not.  52% do not have freckles are are fine with that situation, and 10% don’t have them but wish they did.  I do not have any freckles, at least not any that are clustered.  I think that I have various freckles scattered around due to sun exposure, but not in a concentrated area.

Today, I’m all about voting on a celebrity hairdo! Or hairdon’t, however you see fit.

They Call it “Hairchitechture”

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
By Glinda

This is what hair done by architechts looks like.

I’m thinking that other than the last look, which I find pretty cool, they should probably stick to their day jobs.

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