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Mon 04.16

Lolita-Inspired Beauty: Renewed Innocence

Perhaps the most controversial book of the twentieth century not only disturbs with its portrayal of one deeply disturbed dude – Lolita has become an inevitable style icon. The title character of Vladimir Nabokov’s groundbreaking 1955 novel was actually not a natural beauty, per se, but the girl had loads of allure. Sure, at a […]

Mon 03.12

Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder: Get a Natural Glow in the Perfect Shade without the Harmful UV Rays

As you read this, I am sitting on South Beach. But don’t worry, I would never risk exposing my face to harmful UV rays. I’m under my umbrella, hat on my head and might possibly even have a robe over my bathing suit. (Until 3pm at which time I will tan my body only for […]

Wed 02.15

Frugal Snob: Disney’s Limited Edition Tinkerbell-Themed PixiGlow Collection

Pixi and I go waaaay back as it was one of the first brands I consistently bought when I was in High School. I first discovered it at Henri Bendel, but about a year into my obsession they discontinued the range and Sephora picked it up. Another year or so later Sephora discontinued the line […]

Tue 02.07

(Plā) Beauty Bronzer: Pounce on This Cougar

Animal instincts never hurt when it comes to makeup. (Plā) Beauty is in touch with theirs – their Cougar bronzer, in a spotty print, is fun and pleasing to the eye before you even apply it. And it has actual benefits once on the face, as well. For bronzer, using a mix of colors is […]

Fri 01.06

Take Runway to Reality: Opposites Attract at Chanel

And don’t they always when it comes to finding the fine balance for making up our faces? A strong eye requires a light lip, and vice versa, unless you want to look like an eighties-era streetwalker or a little girl who got lost in her mommy’s vanity. While the extreme raccoon eyes at the recent […]

Wed 11.16

Josie Maran Bronzing Argan Oil: Josie Strikes Oil Twice

Recently thanks to Redken, I just found out their argan oil has a delicious effect on my hair. Two years ago, thanks to Josie Maran, I found out her argan oil had an amazing effect on my skin. Now I’m not a big bronzer girl, but I decided to finally give the bronzing variation of […]

Wed 11.09

Topshop Smoke & Mirrors Collection: That Seventies Show

Since its release last year, Topshop has garnered surprisingly positive attention, as well as a cult following, for their high-value makeup line. This fall, for their limited-edition “Smoke & Mirrors” collection, the mega-store was inspired by 1970s ingénues – think sunny yet sultry beauties like Ali McGraw, Farrah Fawcett, and Goldie Hawn. It’s all about […]

Fri 10.28

Lorac TANtilizer Body Bronzing Luminzer: Everything is Illuminated

As we approach November, the temperature might be dropping steadily, but that’s no reason we should let our glowing skin fall by the wayside. Even if you are lucky enough to still be clinging to an Indian-summer tan, we could all use something to maintain that coveted sun-kissed sheen. Lorac‘s TANtilizer, an ultra-wearable body bronzer, […]

Fri 08.26

Dolce & Gabbana The Animalier Glow Bronzing Powder: The Call of the Wild

Cleavage-baring wiggle dresses. Naughty white lace. Leopard prints galore. Dolce & Gabbana are known for answering the call of their animal instincts. It was only a matter of time before they matched their couture with a bronzer only they could devise. The best thing about The Animalier bronzer powder might not be the way it […]