Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

I’ve caught myself lately tuning into “Millionaire Matchmaker,” a show on Bravo that does exactly what the title suggests. Mere mortals like myself, who have a lot less than a million dollars to their name, are given the opportunity to be hooked up with millionaires, who for some reason couldn’t find love for themselves. But I guess when you happen to be CEO of a multimillion dollar corporation, anything more than a one night stand isn’t exactly something you have at the top of your wish list.

As much as I make the show my guilty pleasure, I’m no idiot. I know that the concept is disgustingly shallow. There is no way a person would sign themselves up to be a potential boyfriend or girlfriend to these millionaires if all of they had to rely on was their looks. Why? Because while half of them are actually atrocious, most have dry personalities and some are complete train wrecks. And speaking of train wrecks, meet Robin. (Scroll to :40)

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Discussing fashion is not merely limited to apparel, accessories and footwear. Beauty is arguably the biggest grossing avenue in the industry. Fragrance, cosmetics, and hair products bring in the majority of revenue.

Despite how simple makeup can look, it can be surprisingly complicated. Some of us find it quite daunting not knowing which products to buy or not having the funds to just go out and try everything until discovering the gem that will change everything. With that said, I offer a bit of solace to the confusion: Into the Gloss. It is both a beauty blog and a fantastic resource.

Featured are interviews with designers, magazine editors, stylists and just about anyone who can offer a bit of guidance. The blog is informative and conducted in an “as told to” format, which makes the information easy to receive and simulates a conversation. Plus, Emily Weiss, editor of the blog, takes beautiful pictures. I want a beautiful beauty counter of my own.

-Nadjma Sako

We’ve all heard that good looks can get you far (well, farther than the average-looking Joe). Sad, but it seems to be generally true.

Now, ladies have another aesthetic demand to live up to besides our (hopefully) good, or at least decent, genetic makeup. We have to think about our applied makeup. You know, the ones the majority of females draw, smack, powder and all that jazz on her face most mornings, if not all. Lovely, isn’t it?

For some—though I would hope all—that do wear makeup on a daily basis, we’re choosing to do it because we like it. Pure and simple, we enjoy putting on and wearing makeup. It’s fun.

However, now it might not be nearly as fun since it might be required for us to do it in order to have the best chance of advancing in our professional fields. It has been reported that based on recent studies, women who wear makeup are more likely to be seen as competent, intelligent, warm, trustworthy and approachable.

I don’t think being barefaced would impede your success in the long-run, but I have to concede that it could make it more difficult. It’s a woman’s choice whether she wants to put the time and effort every morning into putting on makeup, but I think it should also be said that it doesn’t have to necessarily be pancake makeup.

A little concealer and eyeliner can go a long way. No one wants to see a mask in the office either. So, ladies, it’s up to you to decide what’s best. The studies are out there telling us to wear the black kohl on our eyes and paint our lips.

What’s your take on it?

-Erin Elzo

In the spirit of fall and the deep dark colors coming out from OPI, I thought I’d share a little “how-to” for the ladies who are looking for a little something different than the deep red all your friends are wearing.

What You’ll Need:

  • shot glass
  • Rubbing alcohol or vodka
  • 10 strips of newspaper (big enough to cover each nail)
  • Any light-colored nail polish (I love light green or cream)
  • Clear top coat polish

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Video about Civilization, Heaven and Hell

Posted: December 10, 2009 by KatiePunkin in Uncategorized
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This thing is gorgeous. Watch it in full screen.