I don’t know what I was reading lately that reminded me of Mary Kay, the direct sales cosmetics company, but it brought me back to a teenage memory of the worst makeover I’ve ever gotten — and I gave it to myself.
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Ever wondered how to do your hair up in finger curls or Victory rolls? Well, Howcast, purveyors of fine instructional videos, has just done a series with New York burlesque bombshell Legs Malone. In this vid, Miss Malone shows off her secrets to creating a variety of sex-kittenish retro styles. All that and she can twirl tassels? What a woman! [Howcast
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Have you ever noticed that a) travel hair dryers are sometimes more expensive than regular blow dryers (why?) and that b) they’re sometimes uglier? It’s not too often when packing our bags for a fun trip (which in itself can be pretty fun) that we get excited about tucking in our travel dryer. Now this has all changed thanks to this adorable miniature-sized tool with vintage-inspired graphics (so very Betty Draper). Added bonus: a cute travel case!
We’ve been hearing about the warnings of formaldehyde in Brazilian Blowout treatments for a few months now, but this New York Times article really caused us to question if we’d ever do the beauty treatment again. Increasingly, salon owners are setting up ventilation rooms or having their employees and customers wear masks to avoid inhaling fumes, which is a pretty good indication that you’re getting exposed to serious chemicals. Further, it’s very vague and ambiguous at the moment as to whether the amount of formaldehyde in Brazilian Blowouts is harmful (you’ll hear several different assertions). It makes us think that if you can’t get an answer, best to just avoid it altogether. One more thing to note: you should also be careful about any other Keratin products or Keratin-related treatments, as these have been found to contain carcinogens as well. Do your research; ask questions; check your labels! [New York Times] Keep reading »
I’ve always been drawn to thick, dark eyebrows. I love the drama and definition they bring to the face, and I get so excited when “bold brows” are declared a trend (this has happened approximately once a year for the past 50 years) and fashion designers start sending models down the runway with giant black smears over their eyes to really drive the point home.
That might be an extreme example, but seriously, strong brows are the best, and here are my top 10 reasons why … [Above: Camilla Belle rocks some awesome arches] Keep reading »