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Where Do All the Bobby Pins Go? (And a Mini Target Haul)

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Goody Bobby Pins

So…where do all the bobby pins go?

Million-dollar question, right?

Over the course of my 39 years, I bet I’ve purchased hundreds — no, thousands — of bobby pins.

Thousands.

And yet right now I can only find three of them.

Why is that? Where do they go? It’s like I live with an invisible bobby pin monster that only comes out at night.

Sometimes I really wish Tabs could talk… He’d probably totally freak out. “YES! FINALLY! I’ve been trying to tell you FOR YEARS! There IS a monster, and it takes all of the bobby pins and my food and my toys and then it goes into the closet!”

LOL!

Goody Bobby Pins

Goody Bobby Pins, $4

I actually just bought this pack of 50 Goody Bobby Pins last weekend from Target, and a quarter of them have already disappeared. I seriously doubt anyone will ever see any of them again. It was fun while it lasted, y’all!

(NO, SERIOUSLY, WHERE DO THEY GO!?)

In what will probably turn out to be just another sorry attempt to break my scrunchie habit (hey, I’m trying), I also picked up a sock bun kit by Mia Beauty, a six-pack of Medium Goody Claw Clips…

Mia Beauty Bun Ease

Mia Beauty Bun Ease, $6

Mia Beauty Bun Ease

Mia Beauty Bun Ease Instructions

Goody Medium Claw Clips

$2.50

…and this Sonia Kashuk Lash & Brow Comb, because it looked great for travel, and you just never know when you’ll face an emergency brow or lash situation that needs urgent attention (a lesson I learned the hard way).

Sonia Kashuk Lash & Brow Comb

Sonia Kashuk Lash & Brow Comb, $5

The New NARS Nail Polishes in Barents Sea and Algonquin From the Laced With Edge Holiday Collection

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NARS Nail Polishes in Barents Sea (left) and Algonquin (right)

Barents Sea (left) and Algonquin (right)

Oh, the life of the easily amused… I wouldn’t have it any other way!

I get a weird kick out of knowing that underneath my socks and boots I’m wearing two different shades of nail polish.

I couldn’t decide between royal blue Barents Sea and violet Algonquin (both from the NARS Laced with Edge Holiday collection), so I stopped trying to decide and went with both. :) I also wanted to see how long it would take El Hub to notice that I was wearing different colors on each foot…

That man is full of surprises, I tell ya! I thought it would take him at least three days, but he said something within 45 minutes. This from the same person who took two weeks to notice the time I dyed my hair pink!

Smooth and pigmented Barents Sea and Algonquin are limited edition shades from the NARS holiday collection, available now at NARS counters and online for $20 each.

I’m wearing two layers in the pic above, but I could’ve gotten away with one.

I feel like I’ve seen these colors before over at OPI, but I still like ‘em. Those limited edition bottles speak to the hardcore collector in me.

NARS Nail Polishes in Barents Sea (left) and Algonquin (right)

NARS Nail Polishes in Barents Sea (left) and Algonquin (right)

NARS Nail Polishes in Barents Sea (left) and Algonquin (right)

About those boots…

The boots! I had a $20-off coupon to DSW burning a hole in my pocket, so I picked up these Crown Vintage Tuff Booties last Saturday.

Tabs appears to like them.

New AERIN Waterlily Sun and Iris Meadow Eau de Parfum: File These Two Fragrances Under “BFF Holiday Gift Ideas”

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I like both of these new Eau De Parfums by AERIN because neither one smells like it should have sparkly hot pink glitter floating around inside the bottle or like it would be part of a three-piece set that includes a My Little Pony and a sheet of rainbow stickers.

Iris Meadow and Waterlily Sun do not smell like something Britney Spears might’ve sprayed on the backs of her knees while running around barefoot at a gas station in 2007. (Still lovin’ ya Brit-Brit! Keep on keepin’ on, girl.)

Basically, if you like scents that smell like something someone who totally has her sh*t together and always remembers to change the cat litter would wear (scents that don’t evoke notes of cupcakes or unicorns), give these two new scents a sniff. Both have “best friend holiday gift potential” written all over ‘em.


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Swatches and Pics of the New NARS Laced With Edge Holiday Collection Lipglosses in Burning Love, Corsica and Soleil D’Orient

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NARS Lipglosses from the Laced With Edge Holiday collection from the left: Corsica, Soleil D'Orient and Burning Love

The new NARS Lipglosses in the Laced With Edge holiday collection ($26 each)

To quote the great Elvis Presley, “Lord Almighty, I feel my temperature risin’!”

Could it be? — Burning Love? A NARS Lipgloss named after my favorite Elvis song, ever?

BURNING LOVE!

Something tells me The King might not be edgy enough (anymore) to get his own too-cool-for-school NARS reference, but a girl can dream… I want to believe that The King’s rhinestone-encrusted jumpsuits played a part in this shimmer. :)

Burning Love, a bright ruby with subtle shimmer, is one of three new $26 Lipglosses in the 13-pieced Laced With Edge holiday collection, along with shimmery pink raspberry Corsica and shimmery pink champagne Soleil D’Orient.

You can find them twinkling at NARS boutiques and online October 15, and at department and specialty stores beginning November 1.

Same NARS gloss formula, non-sticky, unflavored and comfortable, even on my dry lips.

NARS Lipglosses from the Laced With Edge Holiday collection from the left: Corsica, Soleil D'Orient and Burning Love

From the left: Corsica, Soleil D’Orient and Burning Love

NARS Lipglosses from the Laced With Edge Holiday collection swatches from the left: Corsica, Soleil D'Orient and Burning Love

Swatches from the left: Corsica, Soleil D’Orient and Burning Love

Get Four for Forty-Nine With the NARS Tech Fashion Lip Gloss Coffret Holiday Set

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NARS Tech Fashion Lip Gloss Coffret

The NARS Tech Fashion Lip Gloss Coffret holiday set ($49)

Well this is a conundrum worthy of a cat lady mystery book!

Why are the four little lip glosses in the new $49 NARS Tech Fashion Lip Gloss Coffret called Shade I, Shade II, Shade III and Shade IV?

NARS normally names things after geography lessons, vacation destinations, or gives shout-outs to artists and art-house references.

Tech Fashion just seems so…not NARS. I’m probably reading too much into it (safe bet), but then again, names are powerful things. They carry weight. If I passed someone wearing a kick-@ss gloss and asked, “Hey, girlfriend, what’s that gloss you’re wearing?” and she answered, “Shade II…” I’d be a little bummed.

I mean, I get it. Not everything has to have an epic or creative name. After almost 10,000 blog posts dating back seven years (for serious), sometimes I can’t string three words together, and I say everything in fragments. “NARS. Lipgloss. Non-sticky. Unscented. Unflavored. Doe foot. SHINY! Me likey.” :)

Shade I, a sheer pinkish peach with silver glitter, kinda looks a little like EvRev, but without the multicolored sparkles. Shade II is a bronze with silver glitter, Shade II is a berry, also with silver glitter, and Shade IV is a pearly red.

The limited edition $49 Tech Fashion holiday set of four miniature Larger Than Life Lipglosses (now there’s an oxymoron) arrives online, and at NARS boutiques, department and specialty stores, November 1.

NARS Tech Fashion Lip Gloss Coffret from the left: Shade III, Shade IV, Shade I and Shade II

NARS Tech Fashion swatches from the left: Shade I, Shade II, Shade III and Shade IV

Swatches from the left: Shade I, Shade II, Shade III and Shade IV

NARS Tech Fashion Lip Gloss Coffret

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