8.16.2010

Makeup Monday: Urban Decay 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

I am not a huge fan of eyeliner (gasp! - I know). I love a beautifully done smokey eye, don't get me wrong; so many of them are not beautifully done though. As we all know, when eyeliner is applied with a heavy, misguided hand, it ends up looking like someone has punched you in the face. The eye to be exact.

I do not blame women for this eyeliner misshape, but the cosmetic companies for making eyeliner an afterthought. Many of them spend so much R&D on lipstick formulations and new collections that apparently they have no time or money to create an eye pencil that glides on without a glitch and smudges to perfection. I'm bitter.

But then Urban Decay's 24-7 pencil walks in, with its shiny cap and trendy name, and creates the perfectly lined eye!


I had never tried Urban Decay's eyeliner in the past, but these came with my Alice Palette so I thought "what the hell, it can't hurt to try them". OMG. They are amazing. No more dragging a dry pencil across my eye, painfully trying to create a line that looks sharp and clean, instead of looking like Kei$ha had done my makeup.


This is 24-7 in Zero and Flipside. They go on nice and smooth and are able to be blended for about 30 seconds. Once they are dry, these babies stay put. I use Flipside a lot (mostly because of all of the compliments that I get when I wear it) and it looks the same at 7pm when I am removing my face as it did at 7am when I was shellacking it on.

Highly recommended.

XOXO

8.14.2010

a comb infused with olive oil? no way...

I have put my hair through torture over the last few months, between the usual thrice weekly blowouts and that day that I decided to cover it in a permanent level 5G (it would have been a lovely golden brown - if it had not been white blonde before...), so anything I can do to relieve it of its stress I will do. So far that has meant expensive conditioners, costly hairbands and monthly trims. 
So you can imagine my amazement when I came across the RickyCare No-Frizz Oil Comb. Not only was I amazed that someone had managed to make a comb that helps to tame frizz, but said comb is only $5.99. It is like they are giving this thing away. Ricky Kenig of http://www.rickycare.com/ had managed to bake Turkish olive oil into green plastic combs. When you brush the comb through dry hair, a very small amount of the olive is distributed on the hair shaft, leaving it soft and shiny. I am so thankful that these combs come several different sizes as well, so you can keep one in your bathroom and 5 or 6 in your purse..