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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Oct 27, 2013

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Beauty Blogging Link Love: October 2013


At Musing on Beauty, Mariella is in love with the new Clarins Extra Comfort foundation. Discover why!

Madame B Fatale swatches and reviews the Rimmel Apocolips Lip Lacquers.

Phyrra shares the best ways to use e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set. It’s also a great cruelty free dupe for MAC Fix+!

Want waves that last for days? Gouldylox found a curling iron secret works!

Over at theNotice, Rae’s swatched all 24 shades of her most recent lip love. Read her review of these comfortable, super-bold lipsticks, and find out what they are!

Musicalhouses shows you a pretty and easy Halloweeen nail art anyone can do themselves!

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Oct 27, 2013

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The best brand you’ve never heard of: Image Skincare

Image Skincare Prevention SPF50+Moisturizer in one

Summer is here, and with the sweltering heat and the sweaty pits is an awareness that I need to get protected and stay protected. Leather is so handbags not face, y’know. Image Skincare has been one of my secret loves for years, in part as it’s so damn hard to find a place to get it. First introduced by a London facialist, it is one of those brands that’s generally sold in salons On one hand, that’s good as you’ll be taught how to use it effectively, on the other hand, you look askance as it’s recommended as everyone hates the hard sell- facials are expensive, remember? So, despite Googling for all of 5 minutes I can’t give you a price (sorry) but can link you to their website where you can make enquiries. Annoying, huh?

But so, so worth it.

Basically the Image Skincare Prevention and daily ultimate protection moisturizer SPF 50 is GREAT. It’s lightweight and feels really nice to apply, sinks in quickly, doesn’t make you break out and gives you the kind of glow where people think you’ve been eating well/working out (if only they knew).

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Oct 22, 2013

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Creepy Kitty Candle: The Devil’s Pet

With Halloween in the offing it’s time to get your creepy beauty hat on and this candle is the epitome of weird.

Named the “Devil’s Candle” it’s the kitty cat from hell. When you first see it, it looks like a sweet pink candle, a generally innocuous item. When you light it, well, that’s another matter. As it burns down, a skeleton is revealed, a dark design that makes a statement about how not to depend on the outside.. or maybe just that artist Thorunn Arnadottir is a little bit twisted.

No price as yet, as the artist is trying to crowdfund its creation. So you can have a say in whether this becomes a reality.. or not. No judgment here.

Sign up here to be on the creepy kitty candle waiting list.

[via IncredibleThings]

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Oct 16, 2013

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Hair valet from Marcy McKenna for frail females

I’m at loss for word for this hair valet. On one hand it’s impossibly amazing and would save so much stress on holidays, on nights out, arguing with girls at the office.. but .. but..

It’s enormous, it’s a little obscene, it’s a kinda horrendous shade of pink , and wtf has my life become if I look at this and think hey, this could really solve a great first world problem I’ve been having?

Clearly it’s a common problem, hence the blurb:

‘Revolutionizing the hair styling experience everywhere, The Style and Go Hair Care Valet is a wall mounted electrical hair care cabinet that allows you to use your hair appliances from the same place that you store them. Your own personal styling salon—saves time, saves space, saves energy.’

It goes on, but you get the gist.

Oh, but did I mention the final last sexist piece they impart?

‘Easy installation. No husband required!’

Well thank god for that, as I don’t see a husband/friend/housemate putting up with me wanting a giant cabinet dedicated to my styling tools.

Get it here if you must.

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Oct 15, 2013

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The Chinese Face-Kini for WTF beach moments

I completely understand the desire to look your very best. It’ that kind of world. We are constantly judged, assessed, and then we have out own vanity to cope with. I also understand that different cultures have different ideas of what beauty is.

But the Chinese Face-kini is definitely taking the Chinese love of whiteness too far. In China light white skin was traditionally had by nobles of the ancient era, and this denoted people of status as they didn’t tan from field work. Now this translate into the notion that it’s still attractive today, and when I’ve visited as many people walk around in the heat with layers on their arms to keep them pale, whatever the heat.

This Face-kini seems like the evolution of that, but it’s very strange and kinda makes these women look like extras from dissident Russian group Pussy Riot.



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Sep 24, 2013

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Elvis Jesus Perfume for sweet smelling prayers

What do Elvis and Jesus have in common? Two pretty famous dudes with big hair and a message?

Both gone beyond their time? And both immortalized in a vageuly offensive ElvisJesus perfume. Yes, PERFUME.

At leasy they have a sense of humor about it, as the promo states:  ”The debut fragrance collection embodies the spirit of the brand – a juxtaposition of contrasting scents that create sensual and extraordinary fragrances.”

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Sep 22, 2013

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Nails from Espionage Cosmetics

Geeks are taking over the world.. or at least their nails to start with I’m compltely enamored by Espionage Comsetics and the amazing themed nailw raps they’ve been showcasing.

Espionage Cosmetics is the brainwave of   a makeup artists and a USMC sergeant (who’s to judge) and is all about making geek culture pretty and decorative. The line up includes some awesome nails, from geek-tastic Dr Who’s tardis to the more  retro teenage ninja finger nails, sorry turtles.

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Aug 27, 2013

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The Hot Iron Holster is genius

This is such a smart idea that I’m half kicking myself that it wasn’t mine. The Hot iron Holster is a portable carrycase for your heated appliances and what’s so amazing about it is that it can GO anywhere. You can poisition it on your night stand, the bathroom counter, wherever and it will stick firmly in place till you peel it up again.

Made from silicone, the pouch part holds hair straighteners and the like securely, without heating up, and the flap part adheres to whatever surface you put it on, no glue or sticky tape needed.

I’m always looking for somewhere to balance my straighteners as I clip my hair out my face and I love the portability of this. Durable is a key watchword here and this will save me from many bathroom burns and curses. Available in three colorways, black, pink and white I think this is one of those, ” You didn’t know you needed it and now you can’t live without it” devices.

$19.99 from The Grommet

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