Thursday, May 31, 2007

Fight sun damage

I'm probably the most obsessed person with anti-aging you'll meet. My guy jokes about how he'll look old when he's 60 and I'll still look 20. I say "that's what I'm aiming for." I force him to wear sunscreen, which he HATES, lol, but he knows it's good for him so he begrudgingly obeys. All joking aside, I do think you must take good care of your skin. You'll feel great from inside out. Now that it's summer time, we'll be spending more time outdoors, throwing balls in the park, picnicing, lounging on the patio, swimming, we gotta up our game on the sun protection. So besides wearing sunscreen everyday, it's also a good idea to use a product that helps your skin correct the photo damage at night, something that has a ton of antioxidents, retinols and peptides. Greatskin has some great products that are worth trying.

Afirm 3X $36.50, for severly photodamaged skin. AFIRM brings vitamin A to the skin in a fully active cosmetic form, creating vitamin A rejuvenation by working with your own skin chemistry.

All-In-One Anti-Aging Kit $154. This kit is made to combat signs of aging and restoring a healthy, youthful appearance to the skin. It includes Vibran-C Firming Eye Gelee, C Serum, All-In-One Cream, SPF 30 w/Green Tea, and Pearlescent Exfoliating Cleanser.

Only for the stars

Guyliner's main men include Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz ...

... the Killers frontman Brandon Flowers ...

... and actor/musician Jared Leto.

Eyeliners on guys? Get into guyliner If you can pull it off, boys, take a cue from Capt. Jack. I don't think so. Unless you're a rock star or a movie star and you're doing it for show. I don't think any of the guys that I know would be caught dead wearing eyeliners or any other form of makeup, including the "flamboyant" ones.

This makes me laugh:

Spector, who has styled fashion shoots for Flaunt, Gotham, Out, People and Maxim, says the best way to apply guyliner is carefully.

"One should apply with a thin line inside the eyelid, which requires a steady hand. It is sometimes easier to have a friend apply it for you because it can be a sensitive area to apply to," he says. "If it is applied too thickly, it can make you look like a drag queen, or Amy Winehouse."

Uhh...there's no way around it, you will look like a drag queen!

(Source: nydailynews)

Alice + Olivia does mod right

How hot is this Alice + Olivia 'Chicago' Shift Dressicon $295?! I'm a huge fan of Alice + Olivia's retro designs. Just when I thought I couldn't possibly love her dresses anymore, along came this fabulous piece. The graphics are cool and the cut is just sharp, and the length is daringly short, look how it just barely covers the back? Love it!

Best beauty offer!

One of Nordstrom's big beauty gifts with purchase offers of the year -- Customers will receive a straw summer tote filled with deluxe samples from favorite brands with any beauty or fragrance purchase of $95 (from 5/30/07-6/4/07), including:

*Anastasia Brow Gel
*Bare Escentuals® RareMinerals™
*Clarins Hydra-Matte Lotion
*Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
*DKNY ‘Be Delicious’ Body Lotion
*Dr. Weil for Origins Plantidote™ Mega-Mushroom Face Serum
*Estée Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher
*GoSMILE B1 Ampoule
*Juicy Couture Body Crème
*Korres Sugar Crystal Cream
*Lâncome ‘Bi-Facil’ Eye Makeup Remover
*Laura Mercier Mini Brown Copper Kohl Eye Pencil
*Lippmann Collection ‘The Stripper’ Nail Polish Remover Towelette
*Miss Boucheron Fragrance
*Prescriptives False Eyelashes Mascara
*Too Faced ‘Lash Injection’ Mascara

That is a boatload of stuff! You gotta get your hands on it.

There are also other great beauty offers, don't miss out on these either:

Free deluxe samples with any Origins purchase. (from 5/21/07-6/1/07)

Free Bliss samples & tote with $65 purchase (from 5/21/07-6/11/07)

Free Clarins summer samples & bag with $50 purchase. (from 5/21/07-6/11/07)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Pre-sale at Misamu

It's that time of the year when pre-sales are going around everywhere! It's a great chance to pick up some stuff you've been eyeing forever but now you can get it on sale! Misamu is having 20% off on all non-sale and sale items, just use the code presale! It expires June 3rd, so get on it soon! And as always, you get free shipping for orders over 100EUR.

Splendid Superfine Vest Cantalope 73EUR 27EUR + 20%. Love love love! Now I suddenly find myself needing more basics, preferrably with a shot of bright gorgeous colors after buying dresses all the time. This would be perfect for layering.

Same as this gorgeous Rachel Pally Pucker Front Tunic 147EUR 74EUR + 20% off. It's something you can wear for more than one season!

Rebecca Taylor Silk Blouse 265EUR 79EUR + 20% off. Love Rebecca Taylor's feminine stuff! I'd pair this with a white full skirt.

Grass Jeans Coldwater Thunder 174EUR 52EUR + 20% off. You know how prevalent bright-color skinny jeans are thesedays? I'm not buying into that! But this one with just a hint of green is something different from your usual blue demin. I dig it.

Splendid Tie Side Dress Navy 160EUR 58EUR + 20% off. And of course among the sea of flirty dresses in vibrant colors, you still need something classic. Ruching at the neckline and a waist cinching drawstring tie, this dress is easy elegance.

Happy shopping, dolls! I'll have more sale info for you later :D

Don't you just love her?

Nicole Richie's Memorial Day bash invite is curriculating on the Web after her email got hacked into.

The invite read: "Let's glorify this day in your sluttiest tops and your tightest pair of tsubi jeans, even though we have no...clue what Memorial Day really means!!...There will be a scale at the front door. No girls over 100 pounds allowed in. Start starving yourself now. See you all then!!!"

Supposedly she was joking and actually making fun of herself. I could beleve it, but I wish she would put her National Geographic boobs in a bra, for godsakes!



So have we had enough mini-dresses? Certainly not this girl. But along with tons of minis that we've been seeing, you gotta have the maxis too apparently. They are flying off the shelves everywhere. I haven't worn a dress that long, touching my ankles. I'm not that tall, so I'm concerned about a dress that long will make me look short. And the print is very important, 'cause it covers such a large area, you better make sure it flatters your skin tone. I haven't decided if I should get one, perhaps I should experiment. They do look very beautiful and romantic on the models because they have legs that are a mile long. What are your thoughts on them? Telephgraph's Hilary Alexander tells you how to

Maximise the look:

  • Sport a great pedicure, not Earth Mother toenails
  • Accessorise with jewelled thongs, not 'Jesus' sandals
  • Wearing a push-up bra is de rigueur, not burning it
  • Celebrity culture reigns supreme, not counterculture
  • Douse yourself in designer perfume, not patchouli oil

Goddess Long Chiffon Dress in SapphireGoddess Long Chiffon Dress in Sapphire $275

American Girl Dress in NoirAmerican Girl Dress in Noir $242



Mariska Dress in Vintage FloralMariska Dress in Vintage Floral $407 $209.65


Old Navy Women's Long Floral Halter DressesOld Navy Women's Long Floral Halter Dresses $34.50

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Deal Alert - Twisted Bandeau Bikini

I like!

Twisted Bandeau $48 $43.20.

Bliss Fat Girl Slim

Now that summer's here, we're always slathering creams on our body to firm, tone and tighten. Do they really work? Who knows! I think the effects are more psychological, but if they make you feel good, doesn't hurt to try right? :) Bliss Fat Girl Slimicon $29 caught my attention (love the name!). It claims "It's a new, advanced technology adipose antagonist (in layman's terms that's fat fighter) that features QuSome encapsulated caffeine molecules for quick and targeted delivery of the skin-slimming stuff that supermodels use." Sounds fantanstic, doesn't it? Would you be interested in trying it? Bliss always comes out with "interesting" products.

There's also the Bliss 'Love Handler'icon $36. The name makes me giggle. "Love Handler wages war on not-so-hard 'core' areas by unleashing extended release caffeine to help whittle the appearance of wiggly waists and pudgy tummies. Cooling mint oil and naturally derived amino acid ingredients help stimulate circulation and boost cellular metabolism, so that lingering lipids depart on the double. (It's 'ab'-solutely fabulous.)"
What do you think? Anybody tried either of these two products? Let me know, I'm really curious!

Good enough to eat?

Check out these ultra cute open toe mules $44 from the label 59 Seconds from Hong Kong at Yesstyle. For some reason they look like cakes for me, lol. They looks really delicious. Maybe I'm craving for cake :P But seriously, I really love the round cutout in the heel, makes the whole shoe look lighter and even more whimsical.

And speaking of exquisitely adorable shoes, these, Open-toe Clear Perspex Mules with Ribbon Flower and Dangling Pearls $39, look like they belong on my vanity table, they are too pretty to wear!