I committed a cardinal beauty sin yesterday, guys. You see, contrary to what the beautifully made-up artist at MAC claimed, the Lip Conditioner SPF 15 doesn’t protect and moisturize the lips adequately. I knew my lips were really chapped, yet I still applied my lipstick, only to look as if I were trying to cover up a cold sore. It wasn’t a pretty look and I knew my lips deserved better treatment and protection. Keep reading »
“People think pop is rock, and the lines are getting blurred. Now Rihanna‘s wearing f**king leather jackets and it’s really annoying.”
— Miserable raccoon Taylor Momsen in the September issue of SPIN magazine. Taylor, you are on “Gossip Girl.” Rihanna wears clothing covered with spikes. Who should be lecturing whom here? [MTV.com] Keep reading »
The problem with Japanese fashion is that a) it’s often hard to get (unless you travel frequently to Japan for some reason, lucky you), and b) it’s expensive. To take a little piece of Tokyo home with you (you don’t even need to take the trip), look to Votan Tokyo’s sweet bow stud earrings. The shiny fabric and sexy pyramid stud makes us think “black tie only,” even though we’d totally wear these accessories everyday. Very kawaii and only $32.
Alexander Wang makes a clutch disguised as a notebook for fashionable writers. Wait—since when can writers afford to drop $625 on an accessory? [Shopbop] Keep reading »
Ever since I saw “Food, Inc.” and began researching toxins in beauty products through the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, I vowed to begin eating organic and non-processed when possible, and to gradually attempt to replace my beauty aids with natural (or as close to natural as possible) products. So when I got one mother of a cold sore last weekend, instead of opting for my chemical-infused lotions and balms, I remembered once being advised to try gel directly from an aloe vera plant. You’ll commonly find aloe vera mixed in with lotions, and while it’s generally thought to have great medicinal properties for healing skin, its effectiveness isn’t exactly proven. Keep reading »