Posts for May 20th 2011
As you might be aware, the world may be ending on Saturday. There's no reason to go out looking schlubby, though. (Plus, what if you get invited to a Left Behind party?) Here, to inspire your last days and, if you're lucky/unlucky, postapocalyptic style, are 20 characters from film, television, and comics who've made the end of the world look dead sexy.
Fragrance commercials have long been the preserve of creative madness, and the latest (and certainly one of the most frenetic) entry to the bunch is this new spot. It's for Viktor & Rolf's Enchanted Fountain, which is basically a huge tank full of Flowerbomb that lets you refill your flacon in a department store.
I love V&R's sense of whimsy, and they're masters of promotion; they even created a travel kit for KLM that looks just like one of their dapper little bow ties and contains a branded toothbrush, lip balm, face cream, and other travel treats. Do you like their approach to branding? And if you're a Flowerbomb fan, would you top up your atomizer at this fantastical "fountain"?
You can donate on your own or support the BE Cares initiative by purchasing Sweet Smile Eyecolor ($13), a pretty dusty lilac shade with blue shimmer that builds from a sheer wash to an opaque, almost metallic hue. A portion of the proceeds goes to BE's $50,000 donation to Smile Train, and Sweet Smile itself is dedicated to a BE customer named Jessica, whose sister Eneida has had 24 surgeries to correct her cleft palate. It's a good cause, and an extremely easy way to help kids.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides premieres today, and this time around the pirates must face some sexy, sexy mermaids. In order to capture the mystical spirit of these mythical creatures, makeup artists used DuWop to bring out their ethereal good looks. Find out how they did it now.
Photo courtesy of Disney
Move over, leopard-print manicure, there's a new animal-themed nail art look in town: the snakeskin. There's been lots of talk (in Parseltongue, of course) about these serpentine designs, but the problem is that the real snakeskin manicure is beyond pricey at $300. And if you're not into using animal products, this could also pose a big problem. Luckily there are plenty of affordable options available so that you can easily slither your way to awesome nails. To see more, just keep reading.