Beauty Snacks: Sites of the Day, June 24

Published in: Just For Fun

DailyCandy sends out a free daily e-mail from the front lines of fashion, food and fun. Hip and edgy, their coverage of accessories (shoes and bags) helps me satisfy my inner Carrie Bradshaw. I subscribe to the San Francisco edition, but they produce versions for a number of other cities as well. I totally dig that they feature up and coming designers.

I have a thing for Bollywood, especially the beautifully glamorous stars, and I♥Makeup gives the scoop on the looks worn by famous stars like Aishwarya Rai (love her!). It’s a great blog, and I♥Makeup is a sweetheart, too. When you stop by, tell her congrats because she just got engaged.


You don’t even know how many hours I spent browsing Makeup Alley at my previous job. They would have fired my ass if they ever found out! One of the most extensive makeup review sites on the Web, it also has an active forum of members who are very passionate about makeup. I regard it as an instrumental learning tool for any girl (or boy) interested in cosmetics.

Lauren Merkin
Love, love, love it! Her bags are well constructed, beautiful and elegant. I have the Bianca bag, and it’s one of my only bags that actually fits all of my crap!

In addition to their free-standing stores and counters, MAC Cosmetics also has a line of specialty stores called MAC Pro that cater to professional makeup artists. At MAC Pro stores you’ll find products you wouldn’t normally find at regular MAC counters or anywhere else … except the MAC Pro site. Only MAC Pro members can order from the site, but I just use it to research Pro products before hitting one of the brick ‘n mortar stores.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. kris says:

    Ok those Lauren Merkin bags are tres cute! I really, REALLY want Viv in silk satin champagne but it’s $210.

    Do you ever visit She has some cute bags, but I don’t think they’re as cute as these are.

  2. Marisol says:

    I ♥ DailyCandy. I subscribe to the SF edition and also the Everywhere edition.

    MakeUpAlley is like crack dealer for a make-up lover. I use it constantly to check reviews before purchasing an item which I may not have heard a lot about.

    Marisols last blog post..Two of my favorite things

  3. Dao says:

    Thanks for the sites, Karen. I’ve been looking for a big white bag since forever! Maybe my luck will come to me at Lauren Merkin. Btw, it’s 1:44 am and I can’t sleep. Gotta finish up that writin’!

  4. Mikaella says:

    Cool links Karen. The bags are really beautiful. I have been looking to buy a trendy bag for some time.

    Mikaellas last blog post..Warning about choosing fish-oil base products

  5. Karen!!!

    Thank you.. U r such a sweetheart!!!

    I teared up!!!

    <3 Muah

    i♥makeups last blog post..Vogue India Speaks to Vimi Joshi

  6. eye4style says:

    Makeup Alley is the bomb diggity. Someone, it’s a resource on everything!

  7. Jess says:

    I’ve seen all of these sites before except iheartmakeup. Another good beauty blog for my google reader monster! mwahahaha!

  8. Karen says:

    Hi Kris,

    I like Kate Spade, too. Her bags have very clean lines and are elegant.

    The Viv bag is super cute!

  9. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    Makeup Alley certainly is that. Sometimes there are products on there where I don’t really understand why they get such positive reviews, but for the the most part I can get behind the stuff that’s highly rated.

  10. Karen says:

    Hey Dao!

    You are welcome. Girl, I hope you got to sleep at a decent time. Did you get your writing done? Just do it, girl!

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Iheartmakeup,

    Awww, thank you for being so wonderful and having such an enjoyable site. Hope you had a great day… we’re almost to Friday, WOO HOO!

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Eye4style,

    Yes, it is! I could spend hours on there if left to my own devices. 🙂

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Jess,

    LOL! Your google reader monster grows in beauty blogging strength!

  14. AppleDiva says:

    Girrl, I love the MAC Pro’s website. My only wish is that I could see the prices w/o having to call a store.

    Your makeup game is solid!

    AppleDivas last blog post..I Love Cherry Culture and Dollar Store Hauls

  15. Alyssa says:

    Ha! Karen, I literally just laughed out loud…you have NO idea how much time I have spent on that (incredible!!) website, MakeUpAlley. Oooh, if they only knew…sorry, just stumbled across your blog via Google, and I gotta say – I’m definitely a new fan!! Great website 🙂

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