Monthly Archives: August 2009

Beauty - "The Lovely" - Eyes - Product Review

Back to Sephora’s Lash guide

August 30, 2009

Just came back from my Sephora trip. I figured since I have to return the mascara there anyway, I might as well exchange it for another. I asked a sales associate who — expectedly — led me right back to Sephora’s wall o’ mascaras.

My handy camera pic of Sephora's Lash Guide. Yes, I got weird looks.

My handy camera pic of Sephora's Lash Guide. Yes, I got weird looks.


She suggested I try Tarte’s Light’s, Camera, Lashes! ($18). Since I now had two recommendations for that (counting Missy’s on my last mascara post), I thought I should go for it. I wanted to give in and just get my go-to, Dior’s Diorshow Blackout ($24), which is amazinggg, but figured that would contradict my experimenting mood.

Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara

Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara

For those of you who don’t know, Tarte is a very green brand, concentrating on natural ingredients and recyclable packaging. The Tarte mascara is derm-tested and said to lengthen by 430%. The clincher for me is that (just like everything else in the Tarte line), it’s paraben-free, and seems like everything-else-bad-free ingredients.

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Beauty - "The Lovely"

‘Youth Knows No Pain’ explores society views on Aging

youth-knows-no-pain-examines-anti-aging-industryI’m jealous of you people who have HBO.

First, it was Flight of the Conchords. Then Entourage. Now documentary, Youth Knows No Pain, where filmmaker Mitch McCabe explores aging, particularly women’s fear of aging.

[Sidenote: Woah, totally didn’t know this when I began writing this post, but my fellow U of I alum who got me my first magazine internship, Charla Krupp, is featured in the film! Her book, How Not To Look Old, is a New York Times Best Seller. See her at 0:17].

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Beauty - "The Lovely"

The Evolution of Beauty

You tell ’em, Dove.

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Shy

FOOD - "The Delicious"

The food truck phenomenon catches on to LA…

August 28, 2009

By Melissa Stephans

Sprinkles Cupcake Truck

Sprinkles Cupcake Truck

Okay, there is this crazy trend in L.A. that I am not yet used to — food trucks.

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Beauty - "The Lovely" - Eyes - Product Review

I’m out of mascara.

mascara

It’s true.

I’ve misplaced my last tube (sadly, it was the Motives Lustrafy one too).

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Beauty - "The Lovely" - Body - RANDOM

File this under “useful” – an easy way to stretch out your shoes

August 27, 2009

I don’t think my friend realized how relevant this is to me when she forwarded this video.

So, I just happen to be one of those cursed individuals whose feet are always a 1/2 foot size too big or a 1/2 size too small. I basically wear a range from 7.5 to 9. For reals.

But count on my fave artiste/makeup guru, Michelle Phan, to come up with an inventive way to stretch out your shoes…with ice:

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