Fictitious Fragrance Fans: The Ladies Of 'How I Met Your Mother'

R18ers, did we see this week's finale of How I Met Your Mother? *SPOILERS ahead if you didn't see the show!*   I was happy with it overall; I've never found the Barney/Robin relationship to be all that believable long-term (though it's not for lack of chemistry). I was team Robin/Ted all the way and despite his tendency for pretension and over-romanticism, I've had a monster-sized crush on Ted Evelyn Mosby for nine long years. So to me, the ending was IT. Except for one thing: Ted Continue Reading [...]

I Like It On Top

Manis go from good to great with these finishing touches. The Shift Me: Makes your polish lighter and brighter and gives it a pop. The Matte Velvet : As the name suggests, this turns any of your polishes matte, eliminating the need to decide what finish you want when you buy a color. Seche Vite: Let's be real, this is the only top coat that matters. Maybelline Color Show Street Art: 5 shades of splatter-paint-Pollock polish that you can mix and match to your hearts Continue Reading [...]

Video: March Beauty Product Favorites

GUYS, sorry for the DELAY; I'm getting this one on juuuuuust under the wire. I was doing my civic duty today (of the jury variety, obv). Without further ado, my March faves.     Pantene Dry Shampoo ($8) Weleda Oat Replenishing Treatment ($13) Greg Lauren For Barney's New York perfume ($195) Hard Candy Ombre Lipstick ($4) Dr. Dennis Gross Clinical Boosters ($58) And now, I want to hear from YOU. What are you loving this month? Continue Reading [...]

Want A $10 Blow-Out? That Was A Rhetorical Q.

Obv, so get involved with Aveda's Global Cut-A-Thon for Clean Water on Monday April 7th. Salons across the globe will be participating in a Global Cut-A-Thon and Beyond to raise funds for clean water projects around the world. Aveda stylists will volunteer their time to offer haircuts and other beauty services in return for a donation to Earth Month. In NYC, from 11am to 8pm at the Aveda Institute on 233 Spring Street, services include: Student Haircuts: $20 Professional Stylists: $40 Master Continue Reading [...]

Julia's March Favorites

Pureology Dry Conditioner ($24): This is a nice alternative to the Oribe dry conditioner I gushed about in July. Super essential in my minimal shampooing life. Eyeko Mascara ($24): If your lash priority is length, this should be your next mascara. Plus, it's waterproof. Sonia Kashuk Floral Print Double Zip Clutch ($15): Just the loveliest little case for a weekend trip or everyday essentials, with two convenient sections for easy organization. Weekly Mini Facial ($98): After experiencing Continue Reading [...]

Motivate Monday, Because A Fat-melting Injection May Be Coming To A Needle Near You

A fat-melting injection may be coming to a needle near you It was only a matter of time until Soul Cycle had their own juice. Here it is, and it's delicious Chinese buffets are so yummy and so dangerous. Click here to learn the tricks to keep you happy and healthy Apps keep you skinny Gen lost 111 lbs so you can lose 10, okay? --Julia Casella Follow Julia on Twitter: @Julia_Casella. Continue Reading [...]

Snap Out Of Sunday Sadness Six Fix

6 things to look forward to and lift you up during the darkest hour of the darkest day of the week:   1. Broad City: I hadn't even started this series when the last installment of Sunday Sadness was posted and now I've seen the whole season, TWICE. I also wrote a Ficticious Fragrance post. This show is the funniest, you must watch. 2. Squishable: How fun are these? 3. Hot Hugs: Speaking of stuffed animals, I can't believe I haven't written about how happy my hot hug makes Continue Reading [...]

The RUSK Styling Collection

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby There is no sunshine, or burst of leaves growing on trees but I recently had the familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with these hair products that smell like summer. This whole line from RUSK smells like old school hawaiian tropic, Continue Reading [...]

Score A Mindy-Cure At Bliss + Meet Mindy Kaling!

Love Mindy? Are you counting down the days till we find out what happened in that plane bathroom between Mindy Lahiri and Danny Castellano? Then you require a Mindy-cure. This must-have mani includes a hot cream hand soak, cuticle clipping, pushing, perfecting and polishing and is $25 for 30 minutes, available at all bliss spa locations. Treatment comes with a DVD of the 1st season of The Mindy Project (while supplies last) . Limited edition during the month of April. Best of all? Get social Continue Reading [...]

Spring Detox: Cleanse Plus

Since completing the Dr.Lipman Be Well Cleanse, Amber has been all about the almond milk, and since I basically do everything she does, I've also been riding the no-dairy train. And the best way to jump on board is to try his amped up Cleanse Plus- a gluten-free/dairy-free dietary reset.. This new version includes glutathione to intensify the detoxification process, and probiotics to supercharge digestive support. Glutathione neutralizes free radicals, has anti-viral properties to boost immunity, Continue Reading [...]