Posted in school supplies, Your Fashion Fix by Staff on May 18, 2009

fiberwigIf cosmetic surgery for eyelash modification surfaces, I will abandon my opinions against the knife and absolutely go for it. I’m very sensitive about lashes in general. i’ve always thought they were one of the most beautiful characteristics of the face. I have a thing for eyes, I guess. I’ve sported extensions here and there for years. Until, I just couldn’t anymore. I had to give up my usual go-to-girl at the salon when she moved out of New York City. With every new technician, I suffered redness and itchiness. They never got it right. I lost some of my own ripping the falsies out prematurely from the discomfort. My short, spare hairs that I have left are dear to me and I am crossing my fingers that they miraculous grow one day. For now, mascara is one of my best friends. The ONE beauty product I can assure you I never leave home without applying. Well that one and lip gloss, of course. My older sister has gorgeous long lashes but the girl is no stranger to makeup. She has one of those tall rolling cases full of MAC goodness and she isn’t a professional, just an enthusiast. She’s always on the look out for the hottest new thing. Which is the inspiration for this post. 

 

We met up for the first time in months for a funeral this past weekend. I certainly didn’t expect to be back in New York this soon but it was a treat spending time with my entire family. Before going out, I had a bunch of errands to run to make as I prepared more belongings for my flight back to my new apartment in San Francisco. When the decision was made to go out for the evening, I had zero time to get all made up. Making things worse, I realized i’d forgotten to pack my mascara. Mood considerably dampened, I considered opting out of the designated night-on-the town. My older sister begrudgingly loaned her new mascara to me since she knew i’d instantly feel better about my look. By the way, it’s usually not a good idea to share cosmetics though I know a lot of us do it. Okay, her new stuff made my lashes look so much longer and thicker and was easy to see the results; I struggled to keep my hands steady as I sat in the back seat of the speeding car. Yet, it considerably lengthened my stubble, the brush separated wonderfully, I was in awe. I’m so over my Bad Gal. Our affair has been long and loyal but Fiberwig is officially the new name of my game. I’m convinced it’s the last mascara i’ll ever need.   I instantly had these feathery, beautiful quite natural-looking lashes that made a world of a difference and is much better than the best I thought i’d known. It didn’t flake or smudge all night either, even when I rubbed my lids pretty aggressively after glitter flew into my eyes. The fibers did fall off a bit but did not stick to or stain my skin. And, though it took a little extra work, removing it was still pretty easy at the end of night with warm water and a moist towelette despite its gelatin consistency from the tiny little nylon fibers in the formula. It’s just slightly pricier than i’m used to at $22 per tube. And, you have to apply liberally for the best results so I anticipate replacing often but it’s now a must have and your new must try! Get it here. I instantly had these feathery, beautiful quite natural-looking lashes that made a world of a difference and is much better than the best I thought i’d known. It didn’t flake or smudge all night either, even when I rubbed my lids pretty aggressively after glitter flew into my eyes. The fibers did fall off a bit but did not stick to or stain my skin. 

 

fethebloglogo_signAnd, though it took a little extra work, removing it was still pretty easy at the end of night with warm water and a moist towelette despite its gelatin consistency from the tiny little nylon fibers in the formula. It’s just slightly pricier than i’m used to at $22 per tube. And, you have to apply liberally for the best results so I anticipate replacing often but it’s now a must have and your new must try! Get it here.

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Hard Wear

Posted in lunch money, raise your hand, school supplies by Staff on January 20, 2009

jcvsaldo_studheelfethebloglogo_signI’m torn between these two studded heels. I’ve been watching the Jeffrey Campell ‘Burbs’ on Solestruck for quite some time. I think they have been a hugely popular style. They are esentially Burberry rip-offs but i’m not mad at that. They are dead ringers for the original and the price is up my alley; even more so now that they’re on sale for $79! My size is strangely enough … still available! I logged on tonight to claim my prize. At the same time, I decided to catch up on Aldo’s selection. I usually don’t have the patience for that website. The design isn’t the most efficient or intuitive at all. What in the world does City Fashion or Career Classics really mean? Can you just point to the platforms? the peep toes? the booties?

Anyway, once I finally found the search link, I typed “stud” in as I’ve been annoying obsessive about studded clothing and accessories. I’m determined to find the perfect studded shoe and handbag to pull together simple, basic outfits. I couldn’t take my eyes off of the ‘Smeal’ platform heel. What I like a little bit more is that it’s sexier, more feminine. The stud detail is daintier; circle and diamond beading, rhinestones. Definitely Balmain inspired. It’s zippered at the back though, not fastened or adjustable like Jeffrey’s at a buckle so that fit could be hit or miss. And, at $125, It will cost me a bit more which is definitely a consideration. I’ll have to check it out in store soon. I might have to hold out on Jeffrey for a bit. Hopefully I have enough time to make up my mind.

Vivienne Tam for HP

Posted in school supplies, Your Fashion Fix by Staff on September 9, 2008

I’m completely and utterly a Mac fan. And, you can’t kinda be one. People like me know who they are. They’re disgustingly loyal.  Sometimes regretfully so … because Apple products fatally destruct moments after the warranty is up. Okay, I’m exaggerating a bit but there aren’t ever minor problems … you hear a strange click or buzz and your machine is finished. Due to the exclusivity of the Apple design interface, fixing a problem is never cheap. Recently, I was debating what I’d do for my next computer purchase. It seems computers have a lifespan of about three years now and then they’re practically prehistoric. I figure if my Macbook is still alive, I’ll leave it home and look into something lighter and more fashionable. I first considered the 3lb Macbook Air; it’s sleek and unbelievably thin as heck but it’s still the normal width; the screen is 13.3″. I’m coveting an 8-10″ contraption that’s light and easy to carry. I’m totally thinking convenience. Something the size of a planner that will fit in the average bag. I always feel like Mary Poppins with these larger than life handbags I carry all the time. Without a doubt, i’m going to suffer from some awkward shoulder condition when i’m older.

In comes Vivienne Tam, strutting in front of the cameras and reporters rocking a red notebook computer with a gorgeous Asian-inspired peony print detail for me to lust after. Who would have guessed at all if it didn’t feature the HP logo? And it’s about to be available to every and anyone. It’s the absolute first concept of it’s kind … sent down the runway masquerading as an accessory to one of Tam’s amazing looks and they’re calling it a digital clutch. This is right up our alley once again. First Google, now HP. ‘Techno Chic.’ We better copyright that right now.

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