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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 15th, 2012
By Glinda

It was almost a three-way tie! 33% of you said that a french manicure is a timeless classic, while the exact same amount said it was never all that to begin with.  32% said it was passe.  So, if you add up the two “negative” categories, I’m afraid it isn’t looking too good for the french manicure.

Would you be willing to try the candy supplement beloved of Brazilian supermodels?  Beauty candy, that is? These “candies” contain vitamins and collagen, for starters.

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.

Anime Me

Tuesday, 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.


Things I Don’t Do: The Forehead Bagel

Thursday, 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.

Why Does London Get All the Cool Stuff, Lately?

Thursday, September 6th, 2012
By Glinda

And by that, I mean this:

A taxi that (if you are lucky enough to hail it down) will take you to a complimentary makeover at the new Chanel store.

The best I can get over here is some aggressive salesperson in the mall offering to put lotion on my hands.

Totally not the same.


Eye Artistry Goes 3-D

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
By Glinda

Even if I can’t see myself wearing any of this any time soon, that doesn’t make it any less awesome.  Artist =pixiecold shows us how it’s done…


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.

Friday=Opposite Sex Appreciation Day

Friday, August 17th, 2012
By Glinda

Yooo hooo, I’ve got some weeds over here that need, ah, pulling…


Friday, July 27th, 2012
By Glinda

For your consideration, I present Boris Kodjoe.  The Austrian-born model/actor’s namesake is Russian writer Boris Pasternak.  Swoon.

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