"You Need to Access Your Uncrazy Side."

Darryl Philbin KILLS me, dolls. The newest gloss in my rotation these days is Hourglass Lip Gloss in Truth (fourth one from the right, pictured above). It's a nudish-pink, water resistant, non-sticky more-like-a-liquid-lipstick gloss that lasts for.ev.er. (To be said in the voice of that kid from The Sandlot). Perfection with a smoky eye and some bombshell hair and tastes/smells of vanilla. I love the sleek packaging, but have to say that it results in the wand being a little awkwardly long Continue Reading [...]

"Where You Drink Champagne and it Tastes Just Like Cherry COLA…"

I love the holiday season. There are some aspects of it that I don't like: I hate the hallmark - ness of it all, the pressure to get in your gift shopping before it's too late, and I LOATHE New Year's Eve. But I adore:Holiday parties - I like to see how many I can crash each yearGingerbread lattes from StarbucksThe smell of cinnamonRed lipstickSparkly holiday clothes (I'm attracted to sparkles like a MAGPIE)LIMITED EDITION HOLIDAY PALETTESI tried out a divine palette by Lola to be offered this Continue Reading [...]

Just SMASHING, Dahling.

I usually JUST can't put something with color on my lips until after I've had my coffee. Isn't that weird, being that I am (bordering on creepily) obsessed with makeup and my appearance? Usually, my routine during the week consists of eyeliner, some concealer, mascara, some kind of creme or gel blush and lip balm (clear) until I arrive at work. And then, I met Smashbox Smashing Shine, a light pink, long-lasting treatment lipstick with SPF 15. Its inner core of Vitamin E allows me to feel low maintenance Continue Reading [...]

Boots Holy Grail

I've been searching for the perfect flat boots since LAST FALL (that I can afford) and just found these delightful Cole Haan confections on Bluefly for under $200 including SHIPPING. AND, Bluefly is having a 10% off special all day today. Who doesn't love a bargain? How was your weekend? Mine was fab - I did laundry, started the biannual process of cleaning my closet to locate my fall clothing, had brunch, went to a fantastic dinner at Mizu with my friend S, tried out Public for a delectable Continue Reading [...]

Bring on the Heat: New Heat-Seeking Styling Products

I have such a nonsexual crush on Orlando Pita. When I was right out of college and I worked in beauty PR, one of the more senior women I worked with (she was British), said to me, "When you open a magazine and the model's hair looks big and fantastic - it's ALWAYS the work of Orlando Pita." She was right. That man can make a simple ponytail look 12 kinds of elegant. I always do the "big and fantastic" hair test when I open a fashion magazine and nine times out of ten, Orlando is credited. I Continue Reading [...]

Gift for a Gal on the Go

The Cubism movement is HUGE, dolls. I appreciate the efficient construction of this all-in-one makeup cube by Bella Il Fiore, adorably named "Powder Room". The cube itself is only 10.5cm x 9.5cm x 6.5cm and contains 6 lip colors, 4 blushers, and 9 eyeshadows. Everything you need for a quick biz trip or mini break. My fave aspect of the set is that it comes with both blushers AND bronzers. So rare, yet so NEC. I rock both on a daily. AND I use about 6 of the 9 eyeshadow shades regularly. Get Continue Reading [...]

Lint-on-the-go in L.A.

That's a pic of my friend Ji (short for Jill) and me at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in L.A.(I'm on the left).So I TOTALLY don't intend to alienate any of my L.A. readers (hi dolls!), but I once read a book that described L.A. as "the shortest joke in the world" and I have to say that I agree. Don't get me wrong, I love the weather, the sites, the Reg Bev Wil, the celeb sightings, the dining (even though J, L, and I were the only ones EATING)โ€ฆ but it's so not ME there. I'm kind ofโ€ฆ insulted that Continue Reading [...]

Hola from Mexico!

Hola dolls! Just a quick hi to let you know I didn't forget about you. My L.A. slash San Diego slash Cabo trip is great! In Cabo as we SPEAK and am so sad to return back to my normal lifestyle manana. Have had lots of cra adventures, determined that I'd never live in L.A. on a dare (no one walks ANYWHERE and the whole place is deadsky by 1am), am loving this tea tree/witchhazel treatment that Boots created (more on that later), and was HORRIFIED to learn that my Friendster account mysteriously Continue Reading [...]