This may come as a surprise to you, but I was first hired at The Frisky as a beauty and style blogger. (This, of course, was before we realized my true calling was brainwashing the masses with my cuh-razy radicalism.) Back when I was a beauty gal, a company called Sevin Nyne sent me a bottle of Lindsay Lohan‘s Tanning Mist, made of caramel, goji berry and chardonnay extracts and promising a buttery, Lohan-like glow.
My pale ass was so excited. Naturally, I called my best friend, Christiane, and we scheduled a hot date to “Lo-tan.” But because half the notions I have in my brain are never seen through, we didn’t get around to it. Christiane and I dreamed about Lo-tanning for more than a year while she moved to Germany and back. But finally, this weekend Christiane braved the wilds of New Jersey for a “Lo-tanning” extravaganza. I stripped down to my undies … and emerged from the bathroom minutes later looking like that woman who gets stabbed in the shower in “Psycho.”
See my tragic photos of how Sevin Nyne Tanning Mist looked on my skin after the jump. Keep reading »
Tokidoki, purveyor of bright, cute cosmetics, has teamed up with makeup megastore Sephora for a contest that’ll have cutesy cartoon fans peeing themselves with excitement. Whether you’re bored at work, a Sephora junkie, or have just always been curious how you’d look covered in anime face tattoos, this is the contest for you. Upload a picture of yourself (or a friend, celebrity, etc.) to Sephora’s website, cover said picture with Tokidoki’s signature illustrations, and hope other users see the genius in your creation and vote it up to help you win a $500 Sephora gift card. Prior to Tokidoki-ing myself (left), I’d never really considered how awesome I’d look with a heart and crossbones on my cheek. Now I know. [Sephora] Keep reading »
It’s hard to ignore the hideous ’80s images that flash before our eyes when we think of purple eyeshadow, but a recent uptick in celebs pulling off the look has forced us to re-consider our fear of the stuff. Katy Perry may look a little bit like a pretty bobblehead doll in this picture but her shimmery purple shadow definitely isn’t to blame; her eye makeup is gorgeous. Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and a handful of other classy ladies have tried out the look, too, all with great success. After studying their triumphant purple eyeshadow usage, we came up with a few universal tips for trying out plum-colored eye makeup. [Elle UK] Keep reading »
Despite health risks, I’m a huge fan of lining the inner rim of my eyes with deep black eye makeup. For years, I searched for the perfect eyeliner to provide a deep black rim, throwing away more money than I care to think about while testing countless options. Finally, I found my go-to during college, and luckily it was cheap! CoverGirl’s Perfect Point Plus has all of my requisites: a soft pencil for simple, delicate application; a self sharpener; and a smudge brush for days I’m feeling the need to go a little Taylor Momsen with my liner. You’ll find that this eyeliner not only covers your inner rims quickly and easily, but it holds up throughout the day and needs only minimal re-application. With CoverGirl’s liner, I’m also able to draw a perfect line on my upper eyelids , and I never have to deal with scratchy, painful application since it’s self sharpening. I promise you won’t be disappointed with this option, and with the cheap price tag, your wallet will be pleased, too. [$4.99, Target] Keep reading »
Don’t you just love a multi-tasking product? The SJP NYC Solid Perfume Bracelet not only serves up Sarah Jessica Parker‘s iconic style, but also functions as a secret stash for her latest scent. SJP NYC is built around the scent of wild strawberries with hints of floral notes. The sensual fragrance reminds me a little of that fake strawberry scent that’s added to teen lip glosses, though more adult and subtle than that. The perfume smells somehow creamy, too. SJP NYC is the perfect summer perfume for day and night. And the convenient bracelet makes reapplying a cinch. [$35, Macy's] Keep reading »
Though trips to the salon have decreased with the depressing economic situation, there are plenty of home remedies to keep your skin, nails, and body feeling pampered and refreshed. And now Elizabeth Arden is making it super simple to create your very own spa vacation … at home. Any amount of DIY home scrubs and personal manicures can feel luscious and refreshing, but what’s really missing are those soft towels, plush robes, and cushy slippers. To add those elements to at-home pampering, outfit your bathroom-turned-salon with the Elizabeth Arden The Spa Collection, exclusively for Bed Bath & Beyond. Throw away your dowdy, formerly white towels in favor of these Turkish creations in 12 hues, update your robe with the white spa waffle cotton design, and throw on a pair of 100 percent white cotton slippers. While the decadent and plush items look luxurious, in reality, the slippers only cost $12.99, while the robe will set you back $59.99 — and you can lounge as long as you want in the comfort of your own home. [WWD] Keep reading »