June Happenings

Gals, just an FYI, I’ll be out of commish toward the end of the week as I’ll be at The Atlantis in the Bahamas for my friend Amber’s wedding which occurs on Saturday, June 7th, The Day Formerly Known as My Birthday. Fun fact: three of my fave dudes, Prince, Allen Iverson, and Michael Cera (of Superbad and Arrested Development fame) also share my birthday. I’ve decided since I haven’t really celebrated it for the past two years due to weddings I’ve been in, (and someone is vying to book me for the denouement of my twenties’ birthdays – my 29th next year), that there is a silver lining, and it’s that I’m actually 26 still. So like Patsy of Ab Fab, who says she’s somewhere within the range of 39-43, I will be 26-28 as of Saturday.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide: Beginner’s Luck Kit by Every Man Jack

This kit is only $25 and includes quite generous sizes of the following products:

* Body Wash
* 3 Body Bars
* Face Wash/Face Scrub
* Shave Gel
* Face Lotion
* EMJ toiletry bag

Love the faux woodgrain box it comes in. The Signature Mint scent is so divine, I use the body bars and shave gel myself. A perfect gift for your dad, n’est-ce pas?

Click here to enter Total Beauty‘s contest to win a Saturn Vue Hybrid.

We’ll Miss YSL

I was so saddened to learn of the passing of Yves Saint Laurent yesterday. He died in his Paris apartment at the age of 71. YSL was one of the most incredible designers of the 20th century and dressed such fab clients as Catherine Deneuve.

YSL’s makeup line was my very first foray into uber-prestige makeup. I was introduced to the fabulousness that is YSL makeup my freshman year at BU and would make frequent trips to the Saks Fifth Avenue’s YSL counter at the Copley store.

Said Yves, “My small job as a couturier is to make clothes that reflect our times. I’m convinced women want to wear pants.”

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Beauty-Inspired Flops

Saks Fifth Avenue and Havaianas have launched the “Beauty Splash” collection, which benefits charity: water, a non-profit initiative bringing clean water and basic sanitation into impoverished communities.

In stores for the month of June, the collaboration pairs Havaianas and three of the most famous women in beauty – Trish McEvoy, Laura Mercier, and Bobbi Brown.

Trish McEvoy says of her design: “My colors this season brighten your complexion and call to mind the deep blues of the ocean, the pearlescent shades inside a seashell, and the glitter of the sand-taking you on an instant vacation.”

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Hairadise Week: Dusty Simington, A Cut Above the Rest

Dusty Simington, George-Hamilton-tanned hairstylist from Salon Gregorie’s in Newport Beach, CA also presented at Total Beauty‘s First Annual Blogger Summit.

Some hilarious Dusty quotes from his presentation:
“If you’re unattractive, you’re stupid, because there are so many great products out there.”

Dusty also dismissed Katie Holmes’ popular mom bob, remarking, “If you see it, kill it.”

He’ll soon be starring in a reality show called Making the Cut. I’ll so be watching.

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Weekend Beauty Reads from the Beauty Blog Network!

The faux tan has never been easier – The Daily Cookie finds a fool-proof self-tanner she loves!

Bionic Beauty found freebies just for you! Including Aveda skincare, Gillette body wash, and TiGi haircare.

A Touch of Blusher presents Lilting Lilac Part 2.

Beauty Anonymous is loving the Foot Relief Cream and Body Exfoliator from Belli!

Christine, from Beauty in Real Life, let’s you in on the brilliance that is Max Factor’s Colorgenius Pressed Powder…it’s amazing.

The Muse gives you the lowdown on Stila Kitten Silk Eyeshadow Wash and Stila Kitten Silk Shimmer Gloss!

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Hairadise Week: Lorenzo at Warren-Tricomi

Marina, me, and Daneen in L.A. Daneen hilariously pointed out we much resembled another L.A. trio that night: Tai, Cher and Dionne.

I’m so TWO WEEKS ago with this, dolls. When I was in L.A., I had my hair done at the Total Beauty offices by the fab Lorenzo of the Warren-Tricomi Salon. Just so you know, that is where many of The Hills gals get THEIR hair did. I’m just saying. So Lorenzo fixed up my hair by blowing out the kinks before curling it with a large curling iron. Unfortunately, the photo above is actually the day AFTER Lorenzo worked his magic… I don’t have one yet of the day of. He made me into such a Farrah Fawcett-Kate Hudson hybrid, I actually got compliments ALL night.

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Hairadise Week: Ouidad Sun Shield Treatment

The Sun Shield in-salon treatment is designed to protect curls from the sun’s damaging rays with a combination of UV filters, conditioners, and glazing to protect color-treated hair. Created to help clients keep their hair and color in good condition, preserve shine and impart sun/environmental protection benefits that last for up to 4 to 6 weeks, it’s formulated with deep penetrating ingredients that include 21 amino acids, proteins and sulfur in a base of an organic clear glaze to help seal in the conditioner and protect from the sun.

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LOST Analysis: Take Me Down to Sci-Fi City (Where the Grass is Green and the Girls are Pretty)

I loved this ep, even though I thought it lacked the magic of last year’s finale. Welcome to Sci-Fi City on LOST, friends. The writers have flirted with it, and now they’re in a long-term serious RELASH with it: the Casimir effect, space and time… it’s on. This sci-fi gal couldn’t be more into it if she TRIED.

Welcome back, Walt! Oddly, he shows up looking like his own FATHER. He’s a MAN. Weird.

The Title
“There’s No Place Like Home” is obv, a reference to The Wizard of Oz. But also, I think it’s subtly referring to the fact that the home to which the Oceanic Six are returning is not really what it’s supposed to be. Are you catching what I’m drifting? Once again, I’m talking about my Personal Hell/Back to the Future 2 Alternate 1985 Theory.

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Sex and the City: The Movie

“Women come to this city looking for the big “L” – either Love … or Labels.” –Carrie, SATC:TM

That’s not why I came here, but the movie was still everything I thought it’d be and more. I went to the midnight showing with Carrie (my roomie) at the Kips Bay theater which was an estrogenfest… but it was still phenom. Girls were dressed to the nines and drinking cosmopolitans and putting them in their ghetto movie seat cupholders. It was madness.

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