Archive - October 2009

COVERGIRL LashBlast Length Mascara: Get Extra Long Lashes!

Published in: Just For Fun


Rise and shine, morning glories. 🙂 Guess what? You made it half way through the workweek already! The following post has been sponsored by COVERGIRL and Daily Makeover, and regularly scheduled MBB programming will resume in a few.

Get Extra Long Lashes!

COVERGIRL’s new LashBlast Length Mascara creates expertly defined, beautifully separated lashes.

The long brush provides more control, plus special product reservoirs at the top of each bristle grasp even the tiniest lashes to lengthen them by up to 80%.

The clump-free formula contains nylon fibers, the same material used in expensive lash extensions, to extend your lashes without flaking, smudging or smearing.

You have to see it to believe it! Try on COVERGIRL’s new LashBlast Length Mascara in Daily Makeover’s virtual Makeover Studio now.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


I Have Died and Gone to Heaven

Published in: Daily Photo

Claudia heels by Christian Louboutin, normally $835 (!!!!) but currently on sale for $229.


Update: Thanks to eagle-eyed readers Yaya and Sheila, I took a closer look at the site where I found the shoes on sale and realized that it isn’t a legit C. Loub retailer. Ugh! I had a feeling this was too good to be true… I think the dreamer in me wanted it to be real, though!

Here’s a link to the REAL Christian Louboutin Claudia shoe. You can purchase the real thang at Barneys. Yup, it’s still $835.

Estee Lauder Ultimate Red Collection: A Classic Look at the Holidays

Published in: Makeup

Estee Lauder Ultimate Red

This holiday season I’m getting my dose of classic holiday color from Estee Lauder’s new Ultimate Red collection.

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Doesn’t the packaging look rich and luxurious? A traditional holiday release in the spirit of cashmere turtlenecks and chestnuts roasted on an open fire?

Here are pictures of most of the 13-piece collection for lips, eyes, face and nails. They’re all limited edition, which makes sense considering the season.

Take a peek, and let me know what you think. 🙂

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Estee Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quad with Lattice Pattern in Lavish Plum, $35

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Estee Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quad with Lattice Pattern in Gold Opulence, $35

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TurboLash in Gold Effects, $32
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Tuesday Beauty Tips: 7 Small Things You Can Do to Reach Your Goals

Published in: Beauty Tips, Just For Fun


Happy Tuesday, ladies. 🙂 I’ve been thinking a lot today about goal setting and some of the things that people do to motivate/trick/inspire themselves to get stuff done, whether it be for small tasks (tidying up the house), or big projects (figuring out what to do as a career).

Few things are as empowering as a sense of accomplishment, but a lot has to happen between setting and achieving a goal. Sometimes it can be overwhelming.

Like plants, goals thrive when they’re tended to and cared for, so let’s pay some attention to our goals today. Here are seven things that may help.

1. Mind map it!

Does your brain ever feels like it’s bursting at the seams? Like you have just too many things to think about? To organize my thoughts, I use a brainstorming technique called mind mapping.

A mind map from last Saturday!

They’re a fun way to quickly dump ideas on paper, getting them out of your head.

I feel like once I get ideas down on paper (or up on the screen), they seem easier to process and sort.

Are you ready? 🙂

  • Grab a sheet of paper
  • Near the center of the page, jot down a few of your goals and/or ideas
  • Add branches of related information to each idea
  • Allow your mind to wander, and continue to add more related branches until it feels like you’re done

When I’m finished with a map, I usually feel better about things, like I’m one big step closer to achieving my goals.

2. Build momentum

With your mind map in hand, it’s time to prioritize.

I’ll ask myself…

  • What are my goals/tasks?
  • Which ones are urgent?
  • Which ones can I do right now?

To get the ball rolling (aka to build momentum), I’ll start with the easiest tasks. Crossing some of them off my list makes the more complicated ones feel a lot easier.

3. Set three goals a day

Big goals are essentially just batches of little tasks all strung together, right? First thing in the morning, I like to write down three things (just three) that I want to achieve that day. I put them on a Post-It stuck someplace visible, like at the bottom of my computer screen.

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Benefit Celebutante: Helping Me Face the Day

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD)


Hey, celebutantes! Remember the Benefit holiday 2009 kits from a few weeks back? This morning I felt like playing with ’em, so for my look today I put Celebutante and Powderazzi to work (along with some goodies from Benefit’s permanent line).

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I wasn’t feeling too coordinated (observe my birdsnesty hair), so I went with an easy pewter eye that didn’t require a ton of blending, pairing it with a plum lip — which initially seemed like a good idea but didn’t turn out great judging by these pics, LOL! Once I eat my lipstick off, I’ll probably change to something more neutral.

What makeup are you wearing on this terrific Tuesday? 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. If you’d like to see a tutorial featuring this look, hit me up in the comments!

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