Posts for August 25th 2009
To get the look, ask your stylist for heavily sliced highlights that are hidden under your bangs. Depending on how you part your hair, you can manipulate the streaks to make them the focus of your style, or hide them under the weight of your exterior layers. You can also cut down inexpensive clip-on hair extensions to size, then place where desired. Try EasiLites Human Hair Clip in Color ($9) for some wild color options or Platinum Hair Extensions ($6 for two) if you're feeling platinum-bound.
Bliss Best of Skintentions Daily Moisturizer ($35) is a product that I've tried before. But I was really only reviewing it as a sunscreen. Reader laratf, on the other hand, likes it as a lightweight moisturizer and has a whole different perspective on its powers. She says:
This moisturizer is delightfully light but cushiony thick at the same time, without being at all greasy (perhaps thanks to its SPF). I purposefully test-drove it on a day when I didn't wash my face (just exfoliated with a washcloth) — it's now 9:35 p.m. and I'm still shine-free. The formula is orange-scented (yum!) and the SPF is icing on the cake.
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Mr. Bella doesn't always pay that much attention to beauty ("Why would you do that to your face?" is his refrain when confronted with an issue, any issue, of my beloved Vogue). Last week, though, my beauty junkie habits definitely came in handy. His bike got dinged and some of the paint chipped off. He was worried about rust and further chipping, and a new paint job is incredibly expensive, so I suggested we try nail polish. It might seem like an odd choice, but nothing comes in more colors and hardens to protect the way nail lacquer does. We found a perfect red, called GoGo Girl, aptly enough, at Walgreens for only $2, and the the paint job looks great.
I don't spend much time in the baby aisle of the drugstore. It's not that I don't love tiny, only-somewhat ambulant humans, it's just that I have other, less-responsible things to do. But sometimes, stuff for babies totally enables my single-girl lifestyle, and I'd like to share my awesomely cheap baby-product stash with you all. So shhhhh, don't tell anybody, and check them out.
Photo by melanieburger