Monthly Archives: April 2011

Beauty - "The Lovely" - Skin

My spray tan test drive with Evolv

April 30, 2011

By Nicci Jordan Hubert

Photo credit: Mark Matcho

There’s a whole slew of things grownups told me back in the day that I never expected would actually come true. You know, those “adults” tend to spin large webs of what we youngsters assume are lies — they just want to control us, right? For example, I never believed I would actually come to love foods like edamame, whole-wheat bread, and, *gasp, bleu cheese. I never thought I would actually see my waistline continue to expand, ever so subtly, after college. And I certainly never thought I would care about the stock market. These are stuffy adult conversations, and I — being perpetually, umm, 23, yeah I’m 23 — am certainly not an adult.

Another especially irritating adult warning was about tanning. Good Lord, if I could count the amount of times I was warned that youth doesn’t last forever, that wrinkles do happen…again, yech. So you can imagine my utter irritation when I learned that, alas, those damn adults were right, of course. Spending all that time in the sun really does, eventually, cause deterioration of the skin and therefore, it uglifies.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton: sealed with a kiss!

April 29, 2011

So cute! (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

I admit, wasn’t all up in the Royal Wedding frenzy, but I was watching some of the highlights today and man are they cute! Kate Middleton is so elegant and true to her sophisticated style in the McQueen dress. And their first kiss?? Adorbs. In love with a good love story *sigh (no, I didn’t tear at all, people. What are you talking about?).

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Beauty - "The Lovely" - Hair

New trend: Scalp bedazzling?

Nicole Richie and a model show off their 'jewels' Source: Style.com

Style.com recently picked up on something showing up a lot more on the red carpet and backstage at the shows: scalp adornment. Sparkly headbands or other hair accoutrements are used to add some jazz to your hairline. At least it’s better than eye bedazzling (or eye jewelry) *shudder*. What do you think? Cute or Eh?

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BEAUTIFULLY DELICIOUS LINKS - Beauty - "The Lovely" - FOOD - "The Delicious"

Beautifully Delicious Links, 4/29/11

Now THAT'S a cake fit for royalty. Source: People/John Stilwell/AP

What’s lovely and delicious this week:

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Wedding Cake – People
  • 10 surprising things that inspires a top makeup artist – Bellasugar
  • Taste-test: Canned coffee energy drinks – Serious Eats
  • Jared Leto to be the new face of Hugo Boss – NY Daily News
  • Federal Government: Seriously, kids are like, really fat – Grub Street
  • Which beauty company turned 125 this year? – Glamour
  • Healthy ice cream? Scientist claims he’s figured it out – NY Daily News
  • 10 best drugstore hair products – Refinery29
  • RECIPE: Wanna get engaged? Bake the ‘Engagement Chicken’ (they’re kinda half not-joking) – Glamour

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    Beauty - "The Lovely" - Fashion - Inspiration of the Day - Nails

    Metallic nails. Metallic jewelry.

    Totally obsessed with this picture from Jak & Jil.

    Jak & Jil blog



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    Guess who’s doing Kate Middleton’s makeup for the wedding?

    Kate Middleton, far from a diva

    Ready for this? HERSELF. That’s right. The young royal-to-be took private lessons from London’s Arabella Preston, her wedding planner Mark Niemierko told People.
    “She’s had about three or four lessons with Kate at her private flat in Chelsea and has also gone, very privately to Clarence House. Arabella was suppose to be coming on the day as well but now she isn’t, because Kate’s comfortable and confident in doing it herself,” he says. (Umm Arabella…seriously, what do you have going on that’s more important than the ROYAL WEDDING?). Anyway, it’s reportedly her way of keeping some “normality” in her life. Man, I wouldn’t even do my own makeup at my wedding…good for her.

    Apparently Kate did her own makeup for her engagement photos too, after being unhappy with the work of the professional makeup artist (she wiped it off and started all over again). She looked gorgeous though, so I guess she knows she can pull it off!

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