May 23, 2014

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Elephant Beauty Pageant Where Big (Animals) Are Beautiful

When you hear the term “elephant beauty” you either think Dumbo Disney cuteness or some plus sized extravaganza. What you don’t think is actual elephants fluttering eyelashes and wearing rouge on their trunk. More fool you. Well, not the rouge part (animal cruelty is no joke).

In Chitwan National Park, Nepal, the elephant beauty pageant has been part of the Chitwan Elephant Festival celebrations since 2010.

The park holds around 100 elephants and in the inaugural 2010 competition, six took part, scrubbed, smoothed and covered in colored cloths and face paint. Even their nails were painted.

The BBC reported that the chosen elephants were used for their “discipline, obedience and experience” and the judges examined the animals to see if they were up to scruff. For example, sores in their mouth would mean that their handlers had to chastise them, and the winner should be an elephant with a sunny disposition.. and a way with eyeshadow.

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Apr 10, 2014

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Chanel and Dior Nail Varnish iPhone cases. Yes, really

There are many weird and wonderful iPhone cases out there.Glitters, diamonds, snakeskin, Chanel nail varnish clones… Erm, what? I just stumbled across a range of Chinese imported iPhone cases designed to look like supersize versions of Dior and Chanel nail varnishes. Yes, nail lacquers. I don’t really know what to make of it, I get the whole lets stay on brand and support what we love thing but these are so insane an ridiculous that I don’t really have any other response than incredulous laughter and to snort up my cola.

 

I guess it’s good that you can have a giant nail varnish phone that replicates your face nail color, especially if it’s one of the ultra desirable sold out shades that  Dior and Chanel are so fond of doing every year but.. really? Meh.

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Apr 10, 2014

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Frozen Nail Art from Disney’s Frozen

I loved Frozen and these lovely nail art designs from Deviant Art’s Inga-Na make me feel all happy and gooey inside.

Do you want to build a snowman…

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Apr 10, 2014

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Balm Chicky Balm Balm Is Puntastic Seventies Porn Star Inspired Lip Balm

Lip balms are wonderful things, gorgeous beeswax tubes that leave lips looking lush, feeling soft and odeally smelling somewhere between Katy Perry and a strawberry field. Well, for me anyways. I’ve just discovered the Balm Chicky Balm Balm lip smacking lip balms and they’re making my beauty senses go tingly.

The lip balms comprise of a variety of porn – yes PORN – tastic flavors, inspired by classic porno flicks with a twist. You get the likes of Hot Chocolate Love, Huge Cucumber and Sweet Baby Ginger. Juicy Melons might be my fave though…

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Feb 21, 2014

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The King Edison Lamp is the World’s Smallest Chandelier : LOVE

The prettiest most original chandelier I’ve ever seen is the King Edison lamp, a chandelier that sits inside a light bulb. For real. Hung on a woven silk cable every part of this is so pretty it hurts.

Designed by Young & Battaglia, it’s made of brass fitting placed inside a hand blown glass casing. It looks simply stunning, I can’t stop looking at it and thinking wow.

480 GBP from Mineheart

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Feb 19, 2014

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Guerlain Cils d’Enfer Mascara Review

Today I’m getting my my mascara hat out and going a little gag over this beauty by Guerlain. What’s really interesting about the Cils d’Enfer Maxi Lash mascara is just how narrow the brush is as I’m used to hefty brushes that place a large amount of product on my lashes.

But the skinny brush of part of why this mascara is interesting. It’s less about giving you giant volume and more about letting your lashes stand independently, as the brush is really great at getting every little lash, even those awkward corner ones- coated and luscious looking. Apparently this is all down tot the science and Guerlain waffles on about polymers and oil etc, but really you don’t care about that, you want to know if its worth it.

Well that depends on what look you are going for. I found this great for lash definition and separating, and it gave really nice lengthening results. But for me, as someone who really wants volume overall, this fell a little flat.

$30 from Nordstrom

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Feb 17, 2014

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Awesome Customized flip flops from Hatch

As someone who now spends an inordinate of time on the beach, I’ve started to become more aware of the seaside wardrobe. Swimsuit, flip flops, shades… Once I needed just a single pair, but now I need far more. I just spotted these super cute custom flip flops on Hatch, and am really take by them. Basically, they custom make flip flips in your favorite colors and print your name onto the rubber soles, so everywhere you tread you leave your mark.  I really like this, and it’s pretty awesome you can put whatever on them, from names to slogans to YOLO.. if you must.

$20 from Hatch

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Feb 17, 2014

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Doll 10 Cosmetics Irresistible Lip Wardrobe review

Doll No. 10 Cosmetics are a new brand for me and I’ve been enjoying playing with some of their products. The first thing I noticed about them was a *certain* resemblance to Dior, but that’s no bad thing at all, as that’s a quality and look to aspire to.

I was really drawn by the Doll 10 “Irresistible Lip Wardrobe” which comprises of an eight piece gloss and lipstick set, with the lip colors matching the gloss. What’s cool about this is the layering process as they can all be worn separately or blended together to create new and cool effects.  They come in a sleek black which feels solid and look luxurious, and I love that the lipsticks lie in a bed, opening the box and pulling them out is an enjoyable process. They are very wedged in though, but for sheer style this is a win.

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Jan 23, 2014

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The Yuca Handsfree Hairdryer for Freestyle Drying

Drying hair sucks. It’s noisy. It takes a lot of time. And you lose the use of your hands. Seriously. That’s thirty minutes gone forever. Well the Yuca Handsfree dryer could be a great help/ make you look insane.

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Jan 22, 2014

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Geek out with these Heartfelt design cushions

Designer Telah McClary has a lot of notches on her belt, A self styled, “Owner, Maker, Designer, Mother, Wife, Teacher,” she is the creator of Heartfelt Designs and she makes gorgeous geeky cushions that appeal to all ages.

“I stay up late at night after my children are in bed and sew. I like the solitude and the quite of it all. Its a time to relax and unwind from the day of laundry, messy faces and sticky fingers. There is a therapy of sorts in sewing, the repetitive movement, the joy of creating something new out of the simplest of materials.”

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