This isn't the first time we've seen Tweezerman products get a high-end makeover. In 2010, Betsey Johnson linked up with Tweezerman, and last year, it was Gwen Stefani's turn with her Harajuku Lovers collaboration. And even Rowley herself has added her magic design touch to some common beauty items, including the chicest Band-Aids you've probably ever seen, along with a colorful Amika flat iron. Grab Rowley's Tweezerman lineup in Sephora on July 19.
- Why brush your teeth with that boring old brush your dentist gave you? Reach by Design has just come out with its latest line of patterned toothbrushes, which were designed by Shoshanna Gruss and Flipping Out's Jeff Lewis.
- From Harajuku Lovers to Betsey Johnson, Tweezerman is always pairing up with the best in quirky. But this time around, it's all about the bling. Available now are the brand's Swarovski Crystal Tweezers and Stand ($200) or the Crystal Slant Tweezers ($100), available in various hues.
- Tarina Tarantino is known for her cute jewelry and fun, colorful makeup, and now she's taken her vibrant design sense into the hairstyling tools realm. This Paul Mitchell by Tarina Tarantino Express Ion Smooth flat iron will make your morning styling routine all the more merry, and it's available exclusively at salons that sell Paul Mitchell products.
- Cover up nicks and cuts stylishly with Dress-Up Band-Aids by Cynthia Rowley ($5). The bandages are so fashionable, you'll find yourself wanting to wear them just because.
This is definitely not the age of Tammy Faye Bakker — and although long, lush, and voluminous lashes are sought after, so is a clean, defined, no-makeup makeup look. These contrasting worlds have no room for clumpy, lumpy lashes. With these relatively inexpensive and super-small lash combs, you won't have to worry about your lashes being a beauty faux pas.
Tweezerman Folding Eye Lash Comb ($6.99) is a thin and tapered gold-plated comb that has been designed to painlessly glide through your mascara-coated lashes and remove anything that is stuck together or clumpy. Use it when your lashes are still a little wet in gentle, upward motions (away from your eyes).
Eco Tools Bamboo Lash and Brow Groomer (on sale for $2.99) is a long and slender environmentally-friendly eyelash comb and eyebrow brush. It is made from synthetic bristles and the ferule is made from recycled aluminum. Check out the cost, too. At $2.99 a pop, you can keep one stashed in all of your primping locations.
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You've voted, and once again, the results were very close. Squeezing past Shu Uemura eyelash curlers by a margin of less than 10 votes, Tweezerman tweezers garnered first place. I confess that years ago, I didn't understand the hype, but after you use a good pair of tweezers, you'll never want to go back to the two-dollar version again.
Speaking of pricier products that really perform better, my can't-live-without tool this year is my T3 dryer. Again, you always read the hype about T3 tools, and in this case, the praise is earned. The dryer cuts my drying time in half, leaves my hair bouncy and shiny, and never overheats. It's not cheap by any means, but if you go for frequent blow-dries, it's definitely something to save up for.
Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, every weekday I'll bring you a beauty item that benefits the cause. I'll also fill you in on how much money from each sale goes to support breast cancer research and prevention, so you'll be able to choose accordingly. And of course, if you have any suggestions for products, let me know!
Let's start the month off with Tweezerman Petite Tweeze Set ($25). The three-piece set includes a pink-ribbon leather case and mini slanted and pointed tweezers. Tweezerman really does make a fantastically precise tweezer (and offers free sharpening!), and if you need an extra set for travel, this is a good one. One dollar from every set sold will benefit breast cancer care and prevention.
Now that you know how to use an eyelash curler, I thought I'd give you a couple of cool tools of the trade to choose from. These eyelash curlers are safe, small and easy to use (really, they are)! I can't wait to hear what you think.
It's hard to imagine that there's a new eyelash curler out on the market from Shu Uemura since the old one has been at the top of the charts for several years now. It is actually so popular that at one time they made a limited-edition 24 carat gold version of it.
Even so, now you can buy the new Shu Curler ($18) which claims to have upgraded features and enhanced precision. Some of the improvements include a mushroom-shaped pad for improved safety, comfort and optimum curl; a new hinge that applies just the right amount of pressure on your eyelashes; and an ergonomic handle for better control.
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