Dec 9, 2013

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Gotham City bracelet for Batman Groupies

Show your affiliation to New York City with the Gotham City Bracelet. It’s a collaboration between DC Comics and Noir Jewelry, and the gunmetal version (also available in Rhodium and 18 karat cold) perfectly embodies the gritty underbelly and fascinating towers of the world that Batman inhabits. A someone who likes to consider NYC my spiritual home and DC Comics my virtual abode, this bracelet would make the perfect life accompaniment and is pretty gorgeous to boot. I’m hoping Santa might grace me with this under the tree.. but which color to choose. So many hard choices….

$310 from Noir Jewelry

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Dec 4, 2013

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SmellBent Classic Perfume Characters are oh so cute


I’ve talked before about how exciting the SmellBent perfume studios are. Think their Walk of Shame scent.  They company has a real sense of flair and have a very unusual take on everyday perfume scents, rejecting tropes of vanilla and “girly” for something that’s far more striking and surprising.

I’m talking scents that represent the smell of “aging paperbacks” and the entertaining “Hungry Hungry Hippies” which smells like “pot brownies.” Yes, really. Or not. I haven’t tried that one yet. But I do like that they are playing with different notes and aren’t concerned with being mainstream. Theer’s nothing like a perfume company that can make you laugh AND make you smell god, and for those basic reasons they have a lifelong fan.

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Nov 30, 2013

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Vacuum Hairdryer solves age old problem

Hairdrying makes your hair soft, volumized and dry. But it can lead to shedding, flyaways, broken strands and piles of broken pieces sticking to the carpet. Sadly, this is pretty much unavoidable. Well, to an extent. The vacuum hairdryer won’t solve breaking, but will help you keep your apartment free from piles of lint.

The Vacuum Dryer is a concept gadget (read: Can’t buy yet) that is incredibly smart. It’s a simple idea that makes you wonder why it hasn’t been made yet/ One side of the hairdryer “dries” the other vacuums up the flyaways and broken hair. Both utilize a nozzle, and hot air, and it seems pretty self explanatory that you could blow or suck fromt he same device.

Designer Jeong Shin Yoon created a mock up, taking into account the grill needed to capture hair and how the air flow system would work. Sign me up!

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Nov 27, 2013

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Nach Bijoux Zebra-licious hedgehog, lion and horse rings

Anyone who knows me knows that I have something of a ring fetish. You could go so far as to call it an obsession. Shiny things, bling things, anything that makes my hands spark up a little and gives me smiles inside are just awesome. I’ve just discovered a brand new ring brand (well, new to me) that’s making all my ring fantasies come true.

I’m currently crazy about these Nach Bijoux designs, as the stuff they are creating combines beauty, style and uniqueness. I have never seen anything quite like their work, and I can’t get enough of what they are doing here. I like that they are taking a design that could be seen as cheesy or stupid and giving it elegance, class and uber cuteness.

I mean how often would you think, giant lion on my finger with chain mane and actually like it? However, in this case it blows you away. The rings are custom made and created with porcelain, and the finish on the designs is gorgeous, serious hand crated quality.
I love that they are so playful with the animal kingdom, as so many exist that truly make me warm and gooey inside.

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Nov 25, 2013

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Guerlain Crazy Paris Collection Christmas 2013

I adore Guerlain and their Christmas 2013 collection does not disappoint. A beautiful mix of racy neons, glistening iridescent powder sand a Crazy Paris theme for true Parisian elegance, this collection ticks all the right boxes.

The collection combines limited edition loveliness with eye palettes that pop and a range of hot lip shades that they call “insolent, exuberant and  elegant” and I think are just divine.

I could talk you through shade by shade all the elements of the collection, but this is one case where justice is far better served by simply gaze in lust at all the products rather than needing the full rundown. Enjoy!

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Nov 25, 2013

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Is the ScanZ skin sensor the new acne breakthrough?

The big issues around acne is how long will it take for that dreaded bump to vanish. 5 minutes, 5 days, 5 weeks? Numerous products exist to help vanish the spot and whether you’re playing with Proactiv or the Zeno, you know you want the same result. Blemish be gone. ScanZ aims to do this, kinda. Less about the destruction of the pimple, more about the how and the why. ScanZ is a skin scanning sensor with integrated iPhone app that promises to answer your burning acne skin questions.

Which are (according to them)

1. When will it go away?
2. What should I do to make it go away faster?
3. If I don’t have a pimple, will I break out?

Does this sound a little gimmicky to be true? Yes, maybe, but the company have sold investors on the premise, to the tune of 8 million dollars and if it works it could be awesome.

You scan your face with the sensor and then the app “calculates” the answer and give you advice. It doesn’t say it will clear your skin, just give you data on what to do about it.

Cost wise, it might be around $250 which is a LOT for something that just tells you what to do, but if the cost comes down this might be something really innovative in the skin prediction sphere.

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Nov 25, 2013

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Blacklight Bride of Frankenstein makeup is spook-tastic

Halloween may have come and gone but that doesn’t mean we don’t still want to get our inner goth girl out. Plus, costumes and crazy makeup? Sign me up whenever, y’know?

Makeup artist Katie Alves is impressing me again, this time with her awesome backlight makeup tutorial. She combines regular makeup with some clever ideas to make her “day Bride of Frankenstein look” work in a spooktacular way once seen under blacklight, which is perfect for any kind of club-night party.

Smart way to maximize makeup for both day and night- love this idea.

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Nov 4, 2013

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Wishlist: Jose Eber Infrared blow dryer

How much would you pay for a hairdryer The Jose Eber Infrared blow dryer is not cheap not cheap at all. Yet somehow I’m drawn to it, and part of the reason is the promises it gives out.

The thing is I really hate blow drying my hair. I hate the noise, I hate the time, I just want the process to be done. The Jose Eber Infrared Blowdryer says that it does two awesome things to the hair: Halves the drying time and makes the hair smoother too. How and why?

Well the premise is that by using infrared light (as well as heat) the air shaft dries FROM THE INSIDE OUT. Like,inside of the hair cuticle. Surreal, but very cool.

It also uses a “Blue, ultra violet light provides antimicrobial properties that prevent buildup and bacteria, deodorizing and refreshing hair during styling.” I don’t know if my hair really needs deodorizing, but this is a cool and smart way to solve my drying problem. I haven’t tried this yet, but from reading a bunch of beauty blogs it really does sound like this might be an awesome product.

Christmas wishlist, maybe?

$149.00 from Ulta

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Nov 4, 2013

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Walk of Shame: The Scent

There are scents for every occasion.For joy, for birth, for memory. Fresh baked bread for home, tulips punctuating a trip to Amsterdam and wild daisies fliruishong in fields where the sky is unbroken for miles. Now we have a scent for that not so fortunate moment, the 7.a.m. sidewalk crawl, that comes complete with smudged eyeiner, ousled hair and a guilty – but ideally happy – expression. The famous walk of shame in all its complexity, from proud toe tapping struts, to hobbled blistered walks and matted coarse trails of hair.

Created by perfumers Smell Bent, this scent is designed to accompany you on your tired trek home. At least that’s what they say. Perfume oil is $4 for a sample, so at least you can know if it’s worth it for cheap. unlike that night!

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Oct 28, 2013

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Pipedream Penis Lipsticks for Naughty lips

 

Pucker up with a penis. No, not a heartfelt bid for more fellatio, but a 12 pack of bachelorette worthy lipsticks. These 12 shades are all sculpted  with a perfect penis like head and come in a variety of colors. Colors that are rather uncomfortable to read in the Amazon description which says, “hooker reds, creamy pinks, sparkly mauves, and opal rouge.” OK then.

If these colors are for you.. or you are a new bachelorette, enjoy. Otherwise, I might steer clear.

$25.39 for 12

 

 

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