Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New Year's Revolution

January isn't even over but those New Year's resolutions are long forgotten. Make up for it by doing a good deed. Get inspired by Marie Claire's interview with Daryl Hannah; then make a donation at http://www.somaly.org/. Want to do more? Glamour lists 31 ways to give back from shoveling snow to mentoring. Now that you have helped others, do yourself a favor and find that list of resolutions.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Search for the Perfect T

Life isn't easy, but still I tell myself, "If only I had the perfect t-shirt, then I would always have something to wear and nothing would bother me." While the perfect t-shirt may not be the answer to all of life's problems, American Eagle's Favorite T may solve some of your wardrobe issues. The deep v-neck is perfect for layering over a lacy cami or worn by its self, helps to lengthen your torso. It, also, comes in a bevy of colors from basic white to Riviera Blue, and at just $15.50, you can afford them all.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Bordom Busters

It's too cold to go outside, so stay inside and laugh at all the people who are stuck in the snow. Or, stay busy with these cool websites.
Glimpse.com - your own personal shopper from Puma to Prada
Listography - your life in lists
CHOW - Chocolate Brioche Club Sandwich and Walnut Cupcakes Topped with Rose White Chocolate Mousse and Baklava, need I say more?
Paper Toys - toys you can print and make
Joost - more than 20,000 shows online
Expert Village - learn how to do anything with these videos

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Mary Kay NouriShine Lip Gloss in Melon Sorbet

When I first started as a Mary Kay Consultant last summer, I stumbled upon Mary Kay's NouriShine Lip Gloss, which won me over with its sheer colors and non-sticky formula, and after trying just about every shade, I have to give a shout out for Melon Sorbet. Not only is the name delicious sounding, but the color gives me yummy looking lips. The creamy peachy shade heightens my lip's natural color making me look like I just finished eating a bowl of melon sorbet. The price is nice, too, at just $13.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Gossip Girl

While I am not a fan of the show (I have enough drama in my life, thank you very much), I love the clothes the girls wear on Gossip Girl. To get their looks, check out Makeup Loves Me's post and Instyle's episode guide. Also, check out The 'Gossip Girl' Guide to New York for hot spots on the show.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England

After seeing An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England by Brock Clarke in numerous magazines, I decided to check it out for myself, and I must admit I'm not sure what to make of it. It's a funny book without a happy ending. The main character is a "bumbler" whose greatest act is to take the blame for every wrong that occurs in the book. Most of the time I just want to shake common sense into the fools that populate this book. However, I like how the book explores the notion of storytelling and it's impact on other people. Just because you don't like the story doesn't mean that the story won't affect you. So, next time you're in New England, pick up An Arsonist's Guide and bumble your way through those stuffy, New England homes.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Shoes for Tomorrow

While every business these days is involved with a charity in some form, TOMS Shoes is about more than a sketchy 2% donation. For every pair of shoes you buy, TOMS while donate a pair to a child in need. In 2006, TOMS donated shoes in Argentina, and in 2007, TOMS donated 50,000 pairs in South Africa. The shoes are very comfortable (being based on a traditional Argentine shoe) and cost around $50 depending on the materials used. Now you can build your shoe collection and save the world.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Atonement Dress

While I haven't seen the movie yet, I am completely in love with Keira Knightley's green gown. In Style recently had a poll that named it the number one movie costume of all time. Southern Social found a version of the dress created by Faviana, who made it for the movie, and it is a decent copy for $238. Now if only I had a couple hundred to spare...

Makeup Mondo

Want Scarlett Johansson's sultry eyes or Anne Hathaway's Lips?
Makeup Mondo offers free video lessons from celebrity makeup artists showing you how to create red carpet worthy looks. Definitely worth a look if you have a big event coming up or just want to get some ideas to freshen up your look.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Mary Kay® Mineral Powder Foundation

I admit I was skeptical when I heard that Mary Kay was developing a mineral powder foundation (I know a MK consultant should never be skeptical about their products, but still...); however, when I tried their new Mary Kay® Mineral Powder Foundation, I became a believer. Even though it is a powder, I'm left with a glowing, even complexion I thought was only possible using creams. It's, also, great for people with lines because the powder doesn't fall into the lines and actually smooths them out a bit. Currently, the foundation is sold as a set with a nice, fat brush for $28. This is definitely worth trying.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Let's Say Thanks

Looking for a way to start the new year off right? Let's Say Thanks is an organization that allows people from all across the country to send messages to soldiers stationed overseas. The site allows you to pick a postcard design and then create your own message or pick one of their sample messages. The postcards are then sent with care packages to men and women stationed overseas. It's the easy way to spread a little holiday cheer.