RuPaul should be the spokesperson for the new Stuck-Up ($24-$26/10oz @ salons nationwide) from WHITE SANDS. This mega-hold hairspray really … holds but it’s another one of those that you should consider reaching for when styling. Like their other revolutionary hairsprays, it can be used on wet or dry hair and combed out with no leftover residue or stiffness. And what about using it with hot tools like a curling iron or straight iron? It not only helps you make the most perfect curl but it makes the strands really shiny. Fun! I’ve been trying different styles out with this spray – from really straight to more natural looking loose waves, and this really helps you achieve the many different looks I go for on a weekly basis. Big recommendation.
Browsing Posts from July 2008
From the Splendicity community, comes this week best in beauty, fashion and shopping.
Move over Serena Van Der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf. Eye4Style revisits the brash and bold style of Gossip Girl's Chuck Bass . Don't worry, ladies - there's enough to go around.
Snarkstress implores you to help her figure out just what in the heck is going on with Brooke Hogan's feet.
Teen Style Lounge wonders if you've seen the creepy pics of the immortal Miley Cyrus.
So what if summer's halfway over? Find out what the latest summer trend is over at Hot Mama Daily!
STYLEnosh starts a flip-flop debate by asking, Why do men hate flip-flops?
Aging Fabulous asks if it is a good deal when the sale price of a $1,125 cream is just $900?
The Latest Luxe is stepping things up with the Gucci Babouska Sandal. It's your golden ticket for showing of that tan this season!
Wardrobe Oxygen offers some tips on how to properly add camisoles to your wardrobe.
A Touch of Blusher loves gold!
The Fragrance Fanatic recommends two great Estee Lauder sets for Summer.
Philosophy introduces five new ways to experience the cult classic fragrance Amazing Grace - and Beautiful Makeup Search has the exclusive information.
Beauty Banter reviews Make Up Forever's new HD products... and it's WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!!
Cybelesays.com is cleaning out the beauty closet and giving away some fantastic beauty products! Don't you need some new ones?
Beautynomics shares her Singaporean beauty adventure!
15 Minute Beauty Fanatic has the lowdown on the new NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Steeping Beauty is introduced to Thevi Cometics!
The Scented Life is discussing Organic and Natural Perfumes
Yeah, I read the gossip blogs and you know you chuckled if you know who I’m talking about. But seriously, who wants to be Joe Slick this summer? Stop the shine with these four anti-shiners to take and keep your greasy off.
Here are three to snap your brows into shape. We don’t care which ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS one you use to do it, just make sure you get at least one of these down. As you’ve heard a million times by now, brows are soooo important when it comes to your overall look. All @ net-a-porter.com
- Brow Filler ($20) – duo-sided and sponge-tipped for filling in. The powder is slightly damp so it adheres to the skin/hair.
Go Brow – Universal Brow Pencil ($21) – this medium neutral brown color really seems universal! I always go to dark with my pencil or powder.
- ‘Brow Wiz’ Mechanical Brow Pencil ($18) – has to be the slimmest, skinniest, on a diet brow pencil and it makes really thin lines so your work looks more natural.
I heard about a great way to get the most out your bronzer – sculpt a number three on each side of your face. Ok, here’s what I mean: swirl some bronzer on a medium sized face brush, like the Highlighting Brush from SONIA KASHUK ($12.99 @ target.com). The bristles are spread further apart towards the tip so you’ll get a light application and can build it up. Depending on how much control you like to have the SHU UEMURA 7.5EXG ($35 @ shuuemura.com) goat-haired brush is also a good one. The fan-ness of this one really grazes features for a soft look and the handle maneuvers nicely. Next, start just above your temple/brow in front of the hair line and make a number three on the right side and a backwards three on your left side. Using this method seems to hit just the right places, including the cheeks, for a fresh look. One bronzer great for this technique is YOUNGBLOOD’s Mineral Radiance ($39 @ ybskin.com). Choose from three different color compacts. I like Splendor and Sundance with the four colors that allow you to really sculpt the area for a naturally healthy finish.
Tips - SEPHORA new Nail Patch in Absolute Pink ($10 @ sephora.com)
Toes – DEBORAH LIPPMANN Nail Color in new Lady Marmalade ($15 @ neimanmarcus.com)
np - new Guns N Roses Chinese Democracy – “There Was A Time,” “Madagascar,” and “If the World (Would End Today)” bootleg copy, shhhhhh!
I’m pretty set with what I like when it comes to shampoo and conditioner but I’m always open to trying new styling products. One of these days I want to go really short so I can take advantage of using pomades etc not just on my ends. Here are three worth your dime.
ECRU new Silk Texturizing Balm ($32.50/1.69oz @ ecrunewyork.com)
Lightweight and super piece-y hold
Made to work in any weather
Not a pomade or wax so won’t weigh hair down
PROSILK Serum ($19.95/6oz @ prosilkprod.com)
Protects against heat styling products
No build up
Really tamed my frizzes before blowdrying
SHU UEMURA Liquid Fabric Mineral Texture Spray ($30/8.5oz @ shuuemura.com)
To help maintain waves or curls
Contains sea minerals
Cool looking spray bottle (common, you know you think so too!)
The mercury was pinned to well past 90 degrees in my apartment this past weekend. If I didn’t have to go to a friend’s birthday party on Saturday, I would not have even bothered going out. Looking half decent in these kinds of conditions isn’t easy, as I’m sure you’re aware, as everything on my dressing table of makeup looked too heavy and hot to wear. Ok, powder. Let’s move all the powder products to the front of the table: mineral foundation, loose eye shadow and this Get Wet makeup powder trio from IT COSMETICS ($32 @ itcosmetics.com). This palette houses a (matte) bronzer, which is on the dark side, and two highlighter shades (shimmering light peach and shimmering white) and each is totally sweatproof, waterproof … basically everything proof. They say that each is wearable on all skin tones.
From the picture on the outside of the magnetic case, it looks like it was made for the body, but since I’m not doing photo shoots everyday, I’ll stick to applying these to my lids, face, and once in a while, my décolleté. These can be used to sculpt your abs and other places so if you dare, this is a good trio to try that out.
Back to the party – every time I had to use the restroom, I would lightly splash some cool water on my face to cool down and can firmly say that the places I applied the Get Wet powders didn’t smudge, smear or come off. Towards the end of the night, a water fight broke out in the backyard but knew I was fine since I knew my makeup wasn’t going anywhere.
What did I do this holiday weekend? I spent part of it cleaning out the beauty closet! It was a tough job but someone had to do it and who benefits most? You. We are way overdue for a contest so we attacked the beaut closet and came out with some real good goodies for you, our readers.
Who? We will randomly pick 7, that's seven, winners.
What will you win? Some of the brands are listed below and in the pic. Believe me, you won't be disappointed as you'll receive a nice assortment. Some are full sizes and some are samples but anyway you look at it, it's free for you.
(click on pic to see larger) bourjois, md skincare, philosophy, clinique, streekers, cargo, hamadi, haute face, carol's daughter, yu be, zia, dermalogica, sonia kashuk, dentaburst, l'occitane, urban decay, solerra, too faced, chanel, demeter, color on, kiss, duwop, sonya dakar, raw skin care, sisley, korres, murad, cover girl, juice beauty, l'oreal
How to enter? Post a meaningful comment on a Cybelesays post (something a little more than, "I love this color!" or "How cute!" I think you get the picture). Then, email your full name and address to Cybelesays (email@example.com or click here).
Don't forget to let us know how you found Cybelesays.com if you are a new reader!
Wanna get more than one entry? If you have a blog, simply blog about the contest, email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org or click here and you'll receive an extra entry. You must also comment on a post and email your full contact info.
GOOD LUCK! GOOD LUCK! GOOD LUCK! GOOD LUCK! GOOD LUCK!
** Enties must be received by 6pm PST, July 21, 2008 * Entries are two part - a comment on a post and an email, which includes your full name and mailing address * Both must be completed or you will not be entered into this randomly picked drawing * By entering, you agree to be added to the mailing list, if you are not already on it * Those who have won a Cybelesays contest in the last 3 contests will not be elegible to win * One entry per household and email address unless the contest is blogged about**
What better way to wrap yourself in the nourishing ingredient of HONEY than with a luxe soap? Here’s part III of our on-going feature so get yer soap on with any of the below.
- ONE WITH NATURE Honey Almond Soap ($2.46/7oz @ iherb.com)
- AUSTRALIAN SCENT Oats Goats and Bees ($84oz @ australianscent.com)
- ARCONA Toner Tea Bar ($38/4oz @ dermstore.com)
- BLUE BASINS Buttermilk & Honey Soap ($4.86/3oz @ bluebasins.com)