Posts From October 2011
My dad likes to tease my mum, telling her that we (my sister and I) are probably the milkman’s children. Shrug…..these people have been married as long as the grass has been green so I guess it’s ok that they tease each other about this kinda stuff.
Personally I think he’s wrong. My dad wasn’t the milkman, he was probably an ape because I’m one hell of a hairy beast. No shame in my game. My brows and stash are out of control, it’s a scary fact or should I say hairy fact?
Thank you beauty gods for wax what would I do without you? Oh yeah, I’d be a monkey that’s what. I prefer not dealing with the drama of waxing my own brows or upper lip. It’s just easier to head to the salon and have them do the dirty deed for me. I actually go to these really sweet Korean girl’s who own a local shop here……sometimes they’ll start chitchatting with each other as I lay on the table in fear. My Korean isn’t particularly great so I suspect the conversation goes something like, Cho Hee: “Oh my God, girlfriend is so hairy!” “I’m going to take a quickie cellphone pic while she lays here with her eyes closed and post it on the Internet…”! Sun Jung: “Oh do it, we get mad hits on the Internetz with a picture of the Muse’s hairy upper lip!”
Yup, they are so discussing my hairiness with words like chum-shim thrown in that’s obviously a clue about how they are talking about hairiness, nods, for serious (heavy sarcasm here).
When I don’t have time to go see Cho and Sun I have to take matters into my own hands at home so that’s why wax strips are such an easy way to go. The kind with the wax built right into the strip makes is an ideal way to zip off hair in a flash. However, many of these drugstore kits aren’t exactly the best and they leave behind alot of stray hair.
Until now. Thank you Parissa for making super wax strips to remove even the most stubborn hair!
It’s a sea of Holiday Brush Sets out there.
It’s possibly the best time of the year to make serious purchases to add to your personal brush stash. Buying single brushes from brands such as MAC can become a costly experience that’s why the Holidays are such a great time to stock up because you can get so much more for less.
Almost all high and mid-range brands have 3, 5, 10, or more brushes available in a set. Sometimes brushes are full size if you’re lucky but in most cases they are normally mini. Mmm sometimes they do suffer quality problems if they are mini but I think it’s safe to say in many cases I’ve always been plenty pleased with sets I’ve purchased during the Holidays.
This is particularly the case when you’re looking at a five piece set for say $50. That puts you at $10 per a brush therefore knocking down the price on that $35 full size blending brush to a mere $10 for the mini version. Sweet right?
Napoleon Perdis is always kind enough to introduce his Holiday Brush Sets in full size version. Score!
Take a look at one of his new Luxe Brush Collection Sets for Holiday 2011.
I dunno if we should take fruit shaped skincare seriously. Should we?
It’s just a testimony to how different the Asian market is to our own. Cute, fruit shaped skincare is completely taken seriously dude! Why shouldn’t your moisturizer be shaped like a peach and your eye cream like an apple?
Fruit shaped skincare is actually a common packaging in the Eastern market particularly hand cream. Baviphat (I always think Baby Phat when I type that) is a Korean brand that takes a few notes from Benefit Cosmetics with their packaging, or hey, maybe Benefit takes notes from them? Although some of their color cosmetics have whimsical packaging (a la, you guested it, Benefit) their skincare borders on the edible, foody variety of the sphere.
Take a look at this Baviphat Mango Magic Brightening Mask and you’ll see what I mean.
Ulta’s Friends and Family event has started (10/23-10/29).
Simply use promo code 18593 and you’ll happily get 20% Off your total order! It seems like this is on most products but a few brands such as Lancome are sadly excempt from it.
Shop it at Ulta.com
Rumor has it the Urban Decay Friends and Family Event starts November 1st and will run through the 5th. This isn’t confirmed yet but I’ll post when I have further details.
Coupon code will be FFHOLIDAY11
My suggestion? Start fillin’ that cart up at urbandecay.com in preparation!
If there’s one thing I don’t need more of in my life….
Not another facial mist.
But My Beauty Diary Orange Blossom White Lotus Moisture Mist is so terribly tempting!
Laura Geller has started offering some of her QVC Today’s Special Value sets at retailers. The sets have a tendency to appear on QVC first but within a few months to a year they end up renamed and made available at retailers like Ulta.
Products included in the sets also become available in the general catalog or other sets which is the lead in for this post.
Everyone is hitting the rose or floral topper hard this year.
I’d say the trend started with the introduction of Marc Jacobs Lola. The Bieb copped a bit with his Somebody Fragrance but according to many news sources Marc Jacobs was a-ok with it. Hey, copying, the ultimate form of flattery right?
Of course off the topic of floral toppers…but why was everyone so cuckoo for cocoa puffs with that Somebody fragrance? I thought it smelled overwhelming as hell.
Finally Vera Wang went ALL out with her Lovestruck fragrance. This one takes an entire bouquet and pops it on the top of the perfume bottle.
Following in the footsteps of many greats BCBG Max Azaria Eau de Parfum Spray gives us their rendition of the ever popular floral topper.
I live to sparkle.
Ok, we’ve established I’ve very addicted to shimmery makeup. Don’t hold me it against me k? I’m a typical girl that loves glittery stuff and yes, I got pretty excited about
the fact that Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Shimmer comes in several shades now.
I love a good deal on makeup. There’s nothing as satisfying as finding a good sale on makeup, I’d say it’s comparable to winning the lottery.
Makeup junkies get it.
You won’t believe me when I tell you the price on the new Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen Taster Trio.