Gloss for Gluttons: FUZE Slenderize Guilt Free Lip Gloss

I love the tagline:
“Always on the lips… Never on the hips”

Okay. I mean, take this info with a grain of salt. I love Too Faced products, so I was natch thrilled to learn that they have collaborated with FUZE Slenderize engerizing beverages to infuse a gloss with the same delicious fruit flavors and active ingredients. So far, I love the way the gloss looks, tastes and feels. I am especially into the strawberry melon flavor (pictured). It’s non-goopy, non-sticky, and sheer. It comes in a tube with a sponge applicator that works when you squeeze the gloss. I like that I don’t have to deal with a wand/brush.

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BREAKING NEWS: I just learned of these a second ago. What a phenom idea! They eliminate all contact with sales people so customers are no longer prey to product pusher persuasion. And by customers, I mean me. Anyone have any info? Are they only in malls? I’d WAY rather purchase some gorgeous gloss rather than a bag of M&Ms from a vending machine. Genius, genius, genius.


Above: Orlando styling a model’s hair.

Guys, today was one of the best days of my LIFESTYLE. You KNOW how I feel about Orlando Pita. Check out number 73 on this list. Tonight, it HAPPENED. Tragically, I had no event to attend as I had to do some freelance work and there weren’t any good plans going on this eve. I know, it’s really sad. I mean, if I were in a semi-serious relash with a dude… I’d have considered eloping tonight just because Orlando Pita had styled my hair – and I’m so not that girl with a case of barbie hand. AND he did it FOR FREE, not the $800 he normally charges for a cut/style sesh. The fabulous Milli, who does PR for T3 (you know how phenomenal I find their Evolution blow dryer, T3 Twirl curling iron, and the Duality Iron (Medium), informed me that O himself would be styling hair from 4-7pm tonight at Henri Bendel on the second floor. He was doing so to promote his new products he created in conjunction with T3 called Boost and Plump. I naturally made it my BIZ to get there and get my hair did by O himself. In the flesh. I learned that he not only does sublime work, he’s also an unbelievably humble, darling man. We discussed his background (he moved from Cuba with his fam at age 4 to New Jersey), talked about how we adore ALL products in general and enjoy learning about the chemical structure responsible for the “potions” we love, dished about fashion week and his fave designers to work with.

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"Her Name was Lola!"

“She was a showgirl…”

There are so many songs with “Lola” in them that have to be integrated into my blog titles when I discuss Lola cosmetics, which I adore for so many reasons. The packaging is sublime, they offer unique, useful items and the NAMES of the products cannot be topped. Case in point: Lola’s Creme Blush Stick in Marseilles. The other two options are named St. Tropez and Monte Carlo. Okay? What’s better than that? Now I’ve lauded this fantastic NON-POWDER (you know I’m anti) creme blush/bronzer hybrid before but I’ve just discovered a new trick that I obv had to share. You know how you’re supposed to add a “stripe” (blended, obv) of either highlighter or light concealer on the bridge of your nose to slim it? I discovered that a well-blended stripe of Marseille on my bridge does an EXCELLENT job and looks like I sojourned to Bermuda over the weekend. Check it and let me know what you think. I’m like Sonia Kashuk with this stuff.

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DIYDS Pedicure Item of the Week: Orly See Yah

As you know, I’m very into DIY (or DIM/YDS – Do it My/Your Damn Self) lately. I learned of Orly’s Divorcee collection and was totally into both the collection name itself and the names of the polishes it comprises, namely One Night Stand, Pawn the Ring, and Take him to the Cleaners. The last title is so reminiscent of Dynasty, I can practically SEE Joan Collins in my midst, screaming, “No one takes me to the cleaners AND to bed in the same night”. Anywho, I had the opportunity to try out See Yah, a dazzling pearlescent red color. Orly’s polishes are great because they come with ergonomic caps that make a difference when you’re handling your own polish. You know, doing it your damn self? Here are my three tips for DIYDS pedis.

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Kiss off, Lip Flakes.

Is there ANYTHING more annoying than being duped by Time Warner Cable’s guide that indicates the movie Center Stage is on (LOVE that med student that Mia City Maureen dates), when in reality it’s some sports show called CenterStage? You’d think I’d stop falling for it and being disappointed EVERY time. Oh, wait. I know something more annoying. Flaky gross dry skin all over my LIPS caused by this wintry mix we in NYC have been experiencing the past week. I combat it with Be Fine Lip Exfoliator with oat protein, sesame oil and pineapple. Smooth it on with your finger, buff it on off with a terry-knit towel, and apply a balm. Done. $19.99 at CVS.

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Guest Blogger Vicky Zhou Gives 10 Beauty Tips for the First Date

by Vicky Zhou

10 Beauty Tips For The First Date

Looking good on your first date is important because first impressions matter. Regardless of what you may have heard before, people do formulate an opinion of you when they first see you and it’s no secret that attractiveness will factor in.

Luckily, you don’t need to be the next Miss America to get a positive reaction, you just need to learn to emphasize the good qualities you have.

Here are some points to consider.

Emphasize One Key Area On The Face

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For your Weekend Entertainment, Enjoy the Week’s Splendid Reads from Splendicity

From Splendicitythe destination for splendid style, come the splendid best post of the week.


Shades Of U
announces the Grand Prize Winner of its Holiday Look Contest.
Snarkstress wonders if “The Katie” will soon sweep the nation.
A Touch of Blusher brings you some exciting spring 2008 makeup collections.
Kyle at Face Candy tries out Senna Cosmetics.
makeup loves me is giving away two prescriptives limited edition illuminators!
eBeautyDaily is touting the benefits of a tourmaline hair dryer from Conair – a great gift for just about anyone!
Let’s Go Shopping Reviews Coastal Scents Silk Cover Light Mineral Foundation.
Beauty Banter offers an insider’s look at the beauty and fashion of the A-list celebrities that attended this years Hollywood Life Breakthrough Awards.

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Workweek Lips Get a Surge of Color

So more to recommend from the Nicola bag of delight: Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss – True Color in Surge. This warm cinnamony-nude color is rich in pigment and delivers an almost plasticy (in a good way) shine. Includes Vitamin E and sunflower seed oil to nourish. My lips feel moisturized (a welcome change taking into account the hellacious weather we’ve had of late) and are treading the line between sexy and profesh. I love to tread that line.

Can I just say that I’m SO glad Chris March is back though he was “auf’d” on Project Runway? I mean, I don’t even enjoy most of
his fashions, but you better believe I clapped when Tim Gunn told him to come on out! Oh and Christian kills me with his “The judges may die over it. Or, they may die BECAUSE of it.” spiel he does every single time. But congrats to him on winning a very difficult but GENIUS challenge. The mission was to design a new outfit from a woman’s former “fat” clothes since losing a significant amount of weight.

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