Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Rorschach Test

What do you see when you look at this gorgeous splatter of Lorac lipgloss and MAC nail polish? Ok, I'm not gonna lie it just looks like a giant splurt to me, but it's definitely a splurt I'd love to have on my lips and nails - ha!

Photography Karla Ticas
Prop stylist Leibi Carias

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

White Out

For all those times you just couldn't keep your fingers away from your pimples. You popped them away and now you got ugly acne scars as a constant reminder. As long as they're not icepick scars or keloids, you can get rid of them! Yes, there is hope to erase those disturbing memories of past transgressions forever. 
Behold...The Whitening Lotion from Creme de la Mer, $75. Kinda pricey, but worth every penny.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Jackson Pollock

Who knew that you could create masterpieces with nail polish? Now, here's an untapped art medium if there ever was one. Not artistically inclined? Use 'em on your toes!

Clockwise from top:
Lili Nail Lacquer in red: $9.50 >310.717.7372
MAC Nail Lacquer in purple orchard: $11 >
Bobbi Brown Nail Lacquer in tutu opaque: $8.50 >
Lili Nail Lacquer in fuchsia: $9.50 >310.717.7372
Lili Nail Lacquer in yellow: $9.50 >310.717.7372

Photography Karla Ticas/
Prop styling Leibi Carias

My Magic Wand

I love this curl-enhancing mascara from La Prairie. It's made in Switzerland so you know it's gonna be AWESOME! The price ($40) makes me sad, but the gorge lashes I get give me the warm fuzzies. Luckily, I have no problem ignoring the price tag. It's one of my many gifts, dolls.
La Prairie Cellular Treatment Mascara Instant Curl: $40 >

Photo courtesy of La Prairie

Brush On, Brush Off

No one in her right mind uses those ancient applicator thingies that come pre-packaged with eyeshadows, right? You know what I'm talking about, those rounded, sponge-tipped little wands that fell apart after one use? Well, I sincerely hope no one except your grandma uses those sad little "applicators" anymore. If for some unknown reason you are still applying your eyeshadow with these Q-tips (seriously, that's what they are if you really think about it), let me introduce you to this luxe eyeshadow brush from Estee Lauder. Perfect for base shading, it sweeps on like a dream.

Large Eyeshadow Brush: $25 >
Photo courtesy of Estee Lauder

Yes, Eye Can!

Crow's feet, fine lines and undereye bags got you down? Insanely overpriced eye cream to the rescue!
No, but seriously, this awesome eye cream from the mother of all eye creams, La Mer, will give you skin like a baby's bottom. Soft, supple and scrumptious! Ok, maybe not scrumptious, but you get the idea.

La Mer's The Eye Concentrate: $165 >

Photo courtesy of La Mer

Fame! I wanna live foreverrr...

This gorgeous shade from Smashbox Cosmetics, appropriately called "Fame," desperately needs a home on every starlet's, and wannabe starlet's, mouth. I'm not an authority on the topic, but I'm pretty sure it'll make you famous just by wearing it. Otherwise, why would they give it such an ambitious name? You heard it here first, folks.

Smashbox lip enhancing gloss in Fame: $18 >

Photography Karla Ticas/
Prop styling Leibi Carias

Get Naked

It's January, and if you live outside of southern California, you're probably freezing your butt off. (For some reason, it's been about 80 degrees here for the past week. Global warming? Ahem.) I'm not encouraging you to take your clothes off, but I am encouraging you to try these nude-colored lip products. See what I did there? I know; I'm hilarious.

As you daydream about stripping down and jumping in the pool come summertime, at least a part of you can be nude. Your lips, that is.

Pictured left to right:

Lorac lipgloss in caffeine martini: $18 >
Chanel rouge hydrabase lipstick in great copper: $28.50 >
TooFaced mirror mirror lipgloss in perfect: $16 >
Chanel glossimer lipgloss in amberlight: $27
Smashbox wicked lovely lip pencil in sugar spice: $22 >
Photography Karla Ticas/
Prop styling Leibi Carias