From the beginning Chanel No. 5 has always been exclusive. It was first released in 1921 as a Christmas gift to Mlle.'s best customers and was limited to only 100 flacons. When these customers started coming back, asking for more, it was officially launched as "Chanel Nº 5" in 1922. Word is that this scent was the No. 5 bottle out of 10 samples presented to her, and that when asked how she would name it, she replied, "I always launch my collection on the 5th day of the 5th month, so the number 5 seems to bring me luck – therefore, I will name it Nº 5."
I just saw this manicure yesterday tweeted from Modern Salon. I thought, "OK, sure, for clients," but this could also be one for the DIY'er. So I cleaned off my three-day-old salon pro manicure and pulled out my editorial nail kit. As recommended in the Modern Salon instructions, I chose three shades: Sally Hansen White Tip, Essie Splash of Grenadine, and OPI Lincoln Park After Dark.
It's Cosfest day 2! And guess who I am cosplaying as? If you are as, ahem, old as me, you will definitely know who my group and I are cosplaying! (Provided you read comics and watched anime when you were small.) Answer: My character is Setsuna Meioh (Sailor Pluto) in her working uniform. Below is my makeup for Pluto:
- Face: Legere Water Drop Shiny Pearl, CoverMark LX Base foundation
- Green eyebrows: Mixture of L'Oreal Paris Timeless Green and O2 MC2913 (green)
- Eyes: Anime lenses, L'Oreal Paris black gel eyeliner, L.A. Colors eye shadow palette
- Lashes: Ogle fake eyelashes, Flare short fake lower eyelashes
- Lips: Mentholatum Vitamin Lip Gel, NYX lipstick in Thalia
I have actually attempted to go natural twice before. The first time was when I was 16, after graduating from high school. The second time was when I was 19 years old. Neither time did I take the journey to natural hair BLISS as seriously as this third time! My last perm was in April 2008 and I BC'd [did the "big chop"] in September of 2008 and wore my hair in a mohawk for about a year. I decided to go natural because I was tired of living my life around my hair. I just went swimming for the first time in years because when I had a perm, I didn't want to mess up my hair. When I looked back at my childhood pictures when I was permed, I saw my kinky curly hair healthy, full and all the way down my back. I said to myself, "THAT is me! This perm is NOT!" I am putting my foot down and embracing Maiya as God created her!
I basically applied satin taupe all over my lids with a MAC 217 brush then I applied my highlight which is vanilla over my brow bone using a MAC 224 brush. After which, I used a SASA flat shader brush to pat on retrospeck on the inner half of my lids. Once that's done, I used a brandless mini smudger brush to smudge some print e/s onto my upper lashline to "fill in" my lashes. Then on top of print I applied urban decay oil slick liquid liner and the look is completed.
China Glaze Light As Air ($3) for the base and black polish for the design, taken without any topcoat. I wanted to try some nail designs and thought of those brushstrokes, Chinese fossils/painting sort of thing, and came out with it. What do you think about this? Nice? Abstract-y? Ugly? Personally, I liked it a lot, so I'm a happy camper polisher.
Found a few gems in the comments this week. Lots of what you had to say was informative, while other things got us thinking deep thoughts, and many made us smile. What topics had you talking? Botox and male Brazilians, along with a few other things.
- "Oh, that poor guy — and he was doing it for charity (weird, but so sweet)! I think the Brazilian look is creepy on a woman (am I the only one who thinks it makes a woman look like a prepubescent little girl?). On a guy it's just weird and unnecessary." — lizlee89
- "A salon I visited calls this the 'Bro-zilian.'" — onlysourcherry
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In the Bella Community, a 21-year-old reader wants advice on how to look older. Apparently, she gets mistaken for a high schooler a lot and would like to be perceived as more of an adult. A lot of people might take that as a compliment, but looking like a kid could deleteriously impact your work or personal life.
Have you ever felt the need to look older, either so you could look your age or seem more mature than you were? Also, if you have any tips for our reader in need, please do comment either here or in the BellaSugar Q and A Group. Ask us any questions you might have while you're there, too.
Not only does biting your nails expose you to unnecessary germs, it can also make nails crack and cause unnecessary wear to your teeth. There's the unsightly aspect about having raggedy, nubby nails, too. Recently, reader ldekosky asked for advice on how to stop biting her nails on the BellaSugar Q and A group in the BellaSugar Community. I think we all have bad beauty habits, but if nail-biting just happens to be one of yours, here are a few tips on how to stop nibbling. Just read more.
No matter what I try, I can never seem to mask my dark under-eye circles. And wearing eye makeup is the most frustrating thing of all. I can never wear dark colors or my face looks sort of dirty, but I can't wear light colors, either. And heaven forbid I try to wear liner or shadow on the lower lid. They all seem to make the dark circles seem more prominent. I need makeup tips for my light skin tone and Asian features. Please help!
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