I hate to talk on the phone. Period. I HATE it. That’s why I adore Lifebooker.com. It’s the Seamless Web of the beauty industry. I just tried it out and without a single word, have a wax booked at Chill Day Spa for tonight. Easy peasy. And the mage best part? Everyone in my office doesn’t have to know when I schedule a bikini wax. Now you can book a massage, blowout, or any other service, quickly and privately, from anywhere you can access the web. Simply enter the service you’d like and choose a neighborhood. Done.
I hate bring your attention to a discontinued Essie color, but I must. Unfortunately, I didn’t find out about it until after it was discontinued either. But it’s amazing and you NEED it as part of your repetoire. It’s called Red Hot Mama, from Essie’s Some Like it Hot collection from 2004. I lurve the high shine finish.
Luckily, you can still find some places that sell it online; I purchased my bottle on eBay. I was first introduced to the color by my friend Emaleah, who rocked it with a simple all black outfit and I was TOTALLY mesmerized by the hot pinked-redness that was her nails. Today, I’m rocking it with my new white HM blouse that is kind of more spring than winter, because I’m DYING to take a break from sweaters. Red Hot Mama is a vibrant medium blue-based pinky-red cream shade. To me, it’s more on the hot red side than hot pink. It’s INCREDIBLY gorgeous on. Neither of these pics do it justice. BTW, the second pic is of my hand. You can see my Word-of-the-Day and Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit Calendars in the background.
In this “Spring Fashion Overview,” VOGUE senior market editor, Meredith Melling Burke, discusses the latest fashion trends from 2008’s Fashion Week show in New York City, plus action on every runway from Paris to London to Milan. Discussing clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry, Melling shares her favorite colors, prints and more from the designers that hit the runway running this year. I ADORE the belted yellow dress shown within the first 30 seconds. It’s TO DIE.
To see all of their brand new Spring videos, including a wrap up of Fashion Week, visit www.shopvogue.tv.
I just got word about the cosmetics behind the looks of three of my fave Oscar beauties.
Miley Cyrus wowed in a crimson gown and fresh makeup thanks to Dior International Celebrity Makeup Artist Pati Dubroff. Said Dubroff of the look: “I was inspired by Miley’s radiant
youth. It was all about glowing, gorgeous skin with flushed cheeks and a
popsicle-stained mouth. Then for the Oscar glam part-tons of black mascara
first and then blue mascara to top it off! The final touch was some ‘fairy
dust’ glitter-she’s a Disney princess come to life!”
Eyes: DiorShow Mascara in Black and Blue, 1-Colour Eyeshadow in Icy White
Cheeks: Benetint by Benefit, Glitter by Makeup Forever
Lips: Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Flamenco Red
Guys. Did you watch the pilot ep of quarterlife last night? I so wanted to like it as it’s done by the same guys who did My So-Called Life. The show is AWFUL. I couldn’t even watch an entire episode. The characters are truly irritating. The main character has a blog where she talks trash on her FRIENDS via video (how narcissistic to video blog?) and then wonders why they’re annoyed when they find out. I mean… that’s just bad form. I find myself with little sympathy for these people, despite that I went through a pretty mage quarterlife crisis myself. In fact, you’re reading the byproduct of it.
I hate the flat-ironed-to-your-head with pokey ends look. It’s so 2000. In fact, unless you’re curling under your ends or it’s a T3 which also waves and curls, I would advise you to get rid of your flatiron altogether. Many of them do loads of damage and in my humble O, leave hair looking totally boring. You’d do much better to invest in a good dryer (I recommend the T3 Evolution) and blowing your hair out every couple of days with a round brush. I haven’t flatironed in over a year and my hair thanks me every opportunity it gets. It’s so much healthier looking. AND, it looks so much thicker and full of body when I blow it out. It looks the way I envisioned Nancy’s did in Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. Remember how she was described as having bouncy hair? You just don’t get bouncy hair when you flatiron, dolls. You just DON’T. Sidenote: did you have a friend who lied about the stu-est things JUST like Nancy? I sure did.
I say no, no, NO. Click here to read about it.
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