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How To Get The PERFECT, Long-Lasting Matte Lip (Video Tutorial!)


I absolutely LIVE for a matte lip, but we all know that gross feeling halfway through your Saturday night, when your lips feel like sandpaper and you’re starting to find ways to cleverly cover your mouth until you can get to a mirror to make sure your lips haven’t all but been rubbed raw.

First of all, get a lip primer, you’ll thank me later.

Secondly, get a Lime Crime Velvetine! They go on liquid, and dry to a crazy pigmented matte lipstick! They last all night long (trust me, 2 drinks, lots of talking and laughing, and 1 poor decision of a chili cheese dog don’t lie. I STILL had to use a makeup wipe at the end of the night to get it off my face.)

In the video below, I start lining my lips with MAC’s Nightmoth Lip Pencil. I go on to use the first of two Lime Crime Velvetines, Red Velvet, in the center of my lips, and give it a second to dry. Then I add the Wicked Velvetine in-between Red Velvet and Nightmoth. For final touches I clean up the edges with Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the color Caramel, and dust one of my favorite MAC pigments, Naked over the cupids bow for an angelic glow. Now, don’t get me wrong, this won’t be stuck to your lips forever, but it’ll definitely stay put, even through kisses! (As you can see at the end of the video, it’s also non-transferrable, which RULES.)  Continue Reading

Tom Ford For Men Skincare And Grooming – Where’s Patrick Bateman When You Need Him?

Tom Ford For Men Skincare and Grooming
Tom Ford For Men Skincare and Grooming

Yes. It’s widely known how much I love Tom Ford. His clothing for men and women is flawless, as is his beauty line for women. Oh, and his sunglasses? Yeah, I admit to swooning over the pair I own.

My Tom Ford (MEN'S) Marko Sunglasses. #WorkBitch
My Tom Ford (MEN’S) Marko Sunglasses. #WorkBitch

But can we sit down and talk about Tom’s campaign for his new skincare and “grooming” line for men? It WREAKS of American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman. 

“In the morning if my face is a little puffy, I’ll put on an ice pack while doing my stomach crunches. I can do a thousand now.

After I remove the ice pack, I use a Deep Pore Cleanser Lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub.

(Out of the shower)

Then I apply an herb mint facial mask which I leave on for ten minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an aftershave lotion with little or alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out, and makes you look older.

Then moisturiser, then an anti-ageing eye balm, followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.”



Exclusively at NM
Exclusively at NM


Okay, then.  So Mr. Ford’s exclusive collection of men’s fancy skincare is available only at Neiman Marcus.  I have a feeling my SilverFox husband wouldn’t be all that thrilled with a $25 lip balm, let alone a $150 Skin Revitalizing Concentrate.

Silly Tom Ford! Doesn’t he realize that WOMEN are the ones society expects to stay young and beautiful forever? WE spend the money on this stuff–and our husbands simply “borrow” it from time to time.  


Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” Googly Eyes (Hello Kitty Circle Contact Lenses!) UPDATE – WARNING!

Circle Lenses
Blink. Blink.

This. Is. CRAZY.

Firstly, I’m obsessed with eyelashes, which is why I’m sorta diggin’ this how-to video for a similar look to Lady Gaga’s googly-eyes in her Bad Romance video.  That, combined with the fact that I used to work for Christian Dior Beaute`, I’m a Cosmetic Ho.

I used to get gorgeous eyelash extensions…in the BEST salon in Seattle.  But my stupid eyes started fighting with the extensions, so now I have to use strip lashes.  I miss my extensions.  (I said that in my best Veruca Salt-whine, by the way.)

Check this girl’s video out, though.  Gurrrl knows what she’s doing and it’s fascinating…but it turns out these “circle lenses” are potentially dangerous:

via NewYorkTimes.com

Apparently, Lady Gaga’s creepy doll-like eyes in the “Bad Romance” video have touched off an international trend of wearing “circle contacts,” a type of colored contact lenses that make one’s irises appear larger than normal, reports the New York Times. Normally this would be like any other Gaga-esque fad — pantslessness, lobster-claw shoes, etc. — which are of questionable taste but ultimately harmless (the occasional stumble notwithstanding). These contacts, on the other hand, are actually dangerous and illegal, and wearers “risk significant eye injuries — even blindness,” according to FDA spokeswoman Karen Riley. Why do these little lenses pose such a hazard? Because it’s illegal to sell contacts — corrective or cosmetic — without a prescription, since ill-fitting ones can cut off oxygen to your eyes.

But suffocating eyeballs be damned! Gaga fans are pursuing the otherworldly anime look with fervor, ordering the $20-$30 lenses online. The Times quotes several girls who overcame their initial skepticism to become “circle lens addicts”; so far, not one of them has reported any vision problems. As for Gaga herself? Her look was most likely digitally created. [NYT]

In other words…wear these circle lenses at your own risk.

The four sets of upper eyelashes look amazing, I must say. Sadly, I don’t even get a massage without my lashes on…I know, right? I’m ruh-tarded. We all have our little crazies. I want to know what your grooming/beauty obsessions are, so SPILL IT.

So yeah.  You, too can look like an anime` character.  No thanks.  I’ll just stick to my Liza with a Z lashes.