Monthly Archives: August 2010

Beauty - "The Lovely" - Eyes - Product Review

Big, Fake…Lashes – Maybelline Falsies

August 31, 2010

By Melissa

Am I the only person in Los Angeles without fake breasts?  Possibly.

At times–usually during a night on the town–I notice the hoards of artificially enhanced women around me and begin to feel like a 12-year-old girl waiting to grow.  I  try to compensate in other ways–by having better style, makeup, and conversation than your average Angeleno.  Though I’ve fought the good fight, I’m officially worn out and have decided to get Falsies…

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

As in, Maybelline Falsies.  Every woman should know her assets and one of mine is my eyes.  Playing up the eyes is a great way to feel feminine, so I spent the last few days experimenting with mascaras.  I tried various brands, but the one mascara that rose above all others was Maybelline’s Falsies.

Here’s why:  The formula provides volume without being goopy or fiberous.  The brush separates lashes evenly, while helping extend the length of each lash.  The mascara dries on lashes with a slight stiffness, but is not noticeable unless you touch your eyes–and most of us don’t walk around stroking our lashes.  My favorite quality about this product is that it’s able to stay on lashes and not run or smear…and it’s not even waterproof!

Since using Falsies, six people have commented on my lashes and how pretty and “fake” they look.  I guess that means I’m now just another impossibly beautiful Barbie-like creature roaming the city.  Okay, maybe not–but I have some damn good lashes to carry me through the day.

Maybelline The Falsies Volum’Express Mascara is available at for $5 (or $8 at drugstores).

Beauty - "The Lovely"

Paris Hilton never ceases to amaze me

That’s not always a good thing, but take a look at this pic of her:

Photo: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images

No, it isn’t a paparazzi shot — it’s Paris Hilton’s latest mugshot. reports her latest ad-like mugshot was taken after she accidentally dropped a bag of blow out of her purse. The cops followed her after a pot-like smell was trailing her to her Escalade. There, she pulled out a tube of lip balm, but unfortunately for her, her bag of drugs fell out with it. She was released without bail (not surprising). But seriously…I can’t get over this picture! It’s like she had a team of makeup and hair stylists team trail her to the police station. Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal was right when she was quoted as saying Hilton really knows “what her angles are.”

PS In case you’re looking to get a better ID (or mug?) shot, read our post on 7 TIPS FOR A MORE FLATTERING ID PICTURE…just sayin’…


FOOD - "The Delicious" - Indian/Pakistani - Japanese - Korean - Thai

Noodle Bar in Greenwich Village…Love

There’s nothing I didn’t love about the food we had at Noodle Bar down in Greenwich Village. Their Pan-Asian food is a healthy mix of Thai, Indian, and Korean-inspired (at least by my count). I ordered their Coconut Shrimp dish with spicy flat noodles.

Coconut Shrimp & Spicy Rice Noodle, $11

What I loved about this dish was the jumbo shrimp was covered by a thick fried coconut shell where you can really taste the flavor. The flat noodles were delicious too, not overly-doused in oil.

Mee Sian: rice vermicelli, tofu, chives, $7.50

My friend Marie got this veggie dish which was equally and unassumingly tasty. She also ordered a mango lassi, which FYI, is doesn’t taste much like real Indian mango lassi (which is a lot thicker and heavy). But I’m not a huge lassi fan anyway so this was good thing to me. The drink really just a standard delicious mango smoothie. The place is not expensive either, perfect for just a simple laidback dinner with friends. Just remember to bring cash. They don’t accept credit cards!

Restaurant Info
Noodle Bar

26 Carmine St.
New York, NY
Greenwich/West Village


And just a PS, they also have a LES location down on Orchard Street.

BATF Giveaways - Coffeehouse/Cafe - FOOD - "The Delicious" - Tea/Drinks

Last day to enter our Marley Coffee Giveaway!

Today is the last day to enter our Marley Coffee Giveaway! Be sure to visit the original post HERE and leave a comment to enter. Winner will be announced tomorrow!

Beauty - "The Lovely" - Beauty Tip of the Day

Bare Escentuals 48-hour sale

BareEscentuals is having a crazy sale right now and only for the next 48 hours — and we’re talking $50 worth of makeup brushes for only $29, and $32 makeup kits for only $9.50.

I think it’s only via email for subscribers to their site, but try THIS LINK anyway and hopefully you can get through!


Beauty - "The Lovely" - Hair

Head & Shoulders insures football star Troy Polamalu’s Hair for $1 Million

August 30, 2010

Pittsburgh Steelers' Troy Polamalu

Opponents better think twice before they even attempt to claw football player Troy Polamalu‘s hair — the Head & Shoulders’ spokesperson now has his ringlets protected via a $1 million insurance policy. People StyleWatch is reporting the reason for extreme measures in protecting his 35 inch hair is because apparently people across America are “desperate for the secret to those Samoan curls.”

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ safety reportedly has pregame hair care ritual takes a cool 45 minutes, where he uses Head & Shoulders product to tame his frizz — I guess if you take 8 years to grow out your hair that is now covered by a ridiculous million-dollar insurance policy, 45 minutes is nothing!