My shoes arrived on Monday and I love them!
Friday, July 31, 2009
My shoes arrived on Monday and I love them!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Description: Using new anti-frizz technology to do what silicones can't. Living Proof's No Frizz claims to block humidity, repel dirt and oil until your next wash and to eliminate frizz.
The line was developed by an MIT professor with the help of good ol' physics ( I knew I should have paid attention in that class) and a passion for de-frizzing your tresses.
I tested the Straight Making No Frizz Styling Treatment for thick to coarse hair.
Verdict: So far so good-post conditioning and prior to blow drying I think I applied a bit too much ( half a packet as opposed to 2 quarter sized dollops) which resulted in me not being able to distinguish whether my hair was wet or dry. So I blowdried blind to the texture of my hair and found that my hair was much smoother and it definitely eliminated the frizz though the texture of my hair wasn't as slick or "glassy" as it was with a serum. I will have to see how this is throughout the week and will report results.
The weather is perfect for testing this products- all elements are effect: humidity, thunder, lightening- BRING IT ON!
Grade: 5 out of 5 ( 5 being Excellent) thus far. The look and feel of my hair after blowdrying is astonishing. I didn't even need to flat iron afterward.
I've been contemplating leaving Salon du Lacroix but I might have to continue coming back after this self service.
Price and where to find it: You can find this at Sephora at 2oz. bottle runs $14 and 4 oz. is $24.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Today is the official last day of the San Diego Comic Con 2009, since I wasn't able to make it , I can't wait to get the lowdown from my little bro Sean tomorrow. Every year it has been the highlight of my summer- seeing my favorite characters dressed up and attending the sneak preview panel for the new movies coming out- comic based or not.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Aloe Vera for me has always been associated with the first thing I put on after leaving the beach and prior to plopping in front of the tv. Something cool to put on your skin after being in the sun all day and the extra added bonus was because it was in the fridge- its an icy chill that melts the sting of the sun.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
While enjoying my Paris June/July Vogue, I got a sneak peak of NARS' new products from the fall! I was told earlier this spring of the new sheer and matte foundations and the newly formulated mascara but seeing the pictures gets me ready for fall.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Face: Balanced Foundation in New Guinea and Benares (NARS)
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Since when did natural color enhancing lipsticks go from 1980's Dollar store, Paisley encased- blue , yellow and green sticks to 2009, designer and $45?
Compared to last year's Future Earth, Sci-fi and Solar Field 3 part collection, Naked Honey is as comparable as the current state of our current economy. I was really counting on the eyeshadows and lippies to be great, but found them to be dupes of many of the past season's wheat, gold standard. Queen bee lipglass was Bendel Girl Lipglass from the Henri Bendel collection of '07. The salve was a bit disappointing for $18, I wanted to like it so much but when thinking about it- all I saw was that I can get 3 Smith's Rosebud salves for 1 MAC Honey Salve, yeah-no.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Yes, its been a week since the couture show and I whole heartily expect a comeback for Spring 2010. What a way to bring a new decade right?
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Not only is the NARS Lolita Fall '09 collection available on-line but there are also Fall '09 runway looks from Herve Leger, Marchesa , Thakoon and Philip Lim. Plus on each look has a video to accompany. I can't wait for the new sheer foundations, I wonder if it will measure to the now discontinued face glows.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
With MAC's Future Earth collection last year was one of many cult favorites- Volcanic Ash Exfoliator. Made with volcanic ash from Vanuatu and smelled liked like molten lava, this was coveted by many a MAC fanatic.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Such sad news for weeks was finally brought to a head yesterday when Christian Lacroix concluded ( what is believed to be) his last couture show. Though rumors tell us LVMH may be in the market to finance him and Lacroix made an appearance at the Givenchy couture show ( backed by LVMH) nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
Literally, just when I was going to declare the end of Limited Edition makeup madness (i'm seriously talking to you MAC, that's for another post). Lancome has done it..again. They have a new lipstick for their Pout-a-porter series for designer Chris Benz ( hey, didn't he use NARS last spring?).