Thursday, March 29, 2012

Get a Little Boar in Your Hair - The Mason Pearson Brush

I was at a photo shoot recently talking to the hair stylist about detangling my hair.  She immediately gushed about the Mason Pearson brush, which got me extremely curious about the brand.

When I started my research on the brush, unimpressive photos popped up. The brush resembled something out of an old man's barber shop during colonial times. Or a tool to brush your horse's tail or remove the dirt off of your shoes.

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But I really should not judge the benefits of this brush by the look of its design.

Apparently, hair stylists and beauty magazines alike tout Mason Pearson as the holy grail of hair brushes.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Turn powder shadow into liner! Magical!

I am a HUGE fan of anything that has multiple uses.

Now you can buy one shadow and use it as a powder eye shadow, cream shadow, and a liquid liner.  Depending on how you use the Aveda's Color Options Eye Shadow Transformer,  you can intensify and extend the look of your eye shadow or create a vibrant liquid liner.

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I am dying to try this out!  I am in love with a lot of my eye shadow colors and would love to transform them into liners.
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For $25, the kit includes the eye shadow transformer and an application brush.

Transform away!!

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Sally, that girl!

Do any of the following apply to you?

You're horrible at doing your own nails?  - My left hand is apparently USELESS when it comes to putting on nail polish.

You love nail designs, but there's no way you are going to take the time or effort to draw on each nail?

You hate waiting for your nail polish to dry? - Impatience always leads to smudges and cursing for me.

You appreciate nail color that will last up to ten days?

So either you are totally a fan of Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips or you just haven't tried them yet (silly girl)!

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Friday, March 9, 2012

The Super Makeup Bag

Does this mess look familiar?

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Yes, eyeliner smudges and lipgloss gunk all over the inside of your most likely fabric makeup bag is always a good time.  Can you taste my sarcasm?

Beat those spills with this washable silicone makeup bag by Candy Store

$19.99 at Ulta

How yummy.

How Technology Helps You Get Your Trip On!

Planning Your Trip

Kayak is by far my most favorite booking engine!

I love the fare alerts option, and the fact that you can compare with other popular booking engines right at their website.  You can also easily filter your flight results by airlines on their user-friendly interface.

If you have the luxury of flexible travel plans, use the Buzz feature on the app, which offers the best fares for a particular month.

Knowing When to Buy

Admit HATE buying a plane ticket only to find out that the price went down the next day! Ok, so maybe you aren't as neurotic as I am (lucky you, it's a hard way to live).

Anyway, use Bing to check out fare predictions!

And although it must be nice to just be done with once you buy your tickets, I do want to add this little tidbit for crazy people like myself. A lot of major airlines allow you to hold your ticket or cancel it within 24 hours without a penalty if you DO find a better deal within that window of time! Nice.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Victoria's Secret at the Gym

Because I am very small on top (even that is a generous way to put it), if I wear a sports bra, I resemble an 11-year-old boy.  Therefore, I tend to avoid sports bras altogether.

Recently, I was asked to wear a sports bra to an audition and obviously, I wanted to look good.  I started asking around about padded sports bras because I figured that they should exist for us less endowed ladies.  My friend said she saw some at Victoria's Secret, which shouldn't have surprised me. That SHOULD have been the first place I researched. Apparently, the line is pretty new and readily available online but only offered at one location when I looked around NYC.

Of the sports bras in the VSX Sexy Sport line, the VS Runway Sports Bra has the push-up padding.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Be in Style at Your Destination!

Before you travel, you can check out Street Peeper to fit in with the locals!

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You'll be in style in no time!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Reuse That Toilet Paper Roll

Before throwing away the cardboard rolls from toilet paper and paper towels, consider other uses for them.

Our buddy, Molly, shared an idea in which you cut a toilet paper or paper towel roll lengthwise and cuff it around a tube of gift wrapping paper to prevent it from unrolling.  It will also help a roll of wrapping paper without a tube stay rolled up.