Tag Archive | Make Up

Alice Cooper in Wonderland

Alice and Alice
Neil and Liane as Alice and Alice (Photo Courtesy of Liane Butler)

When my friend Liane and her husband Neil were invited to a Wacky Alice in Wonderland-Themed 40th Birthday Party, they took the term Wacky as seriously as possible. Not only did Neil go full drag as an extremely authentic blonde-haired Alice, but Liane took her look even further, recreating the classic Shock Rocker eye makeup of Alice Cooper. Seriously, that is just genius. Genius!

Neil and Liane

Although they are obviously having a great time at the party, notice how Liane stays in character. What dedication!

Alice Cooper in Wonderland

Liane is also the mother of adorable, two year-old identical twin boys! Welcome to her nightmare!

Two Alices

Here they are again at the party! It looks like fun! Alcohol!

Alice in Wonderland Cake

Today Liane also posted a photo of the cake on FaceBook! Amazing!

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BARESKIN By bareMinerals is a Highlight of Beautycon NYC!

Beautycon Checkered Cab and Balloons
All Photos By Gail

Anne and I spent a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon checking out Beautycon NYC over at Pier 36 event space. While this event appears to be very finely focused on Teens, we managed to have some fun checking out the various Beauty Brands bringing their products directly to the enthusiastic throng of fans that came out on a cloudy day for this annual event.

Bare Minerals Foundation Display

We especially enjoyed our time spent at the bareMinerals booth, where they are celebrating the launch of their new liquid foundation make up and eye primer, BARESKIN, which is a fantastic product. Their whole line is making waves, even the best anti wrinkle cream from established brands should watch out!

Bare Minerals Foundation Booth Display

BARESKIN is non-nomedogenic, containing no oils, silicone, water, parabens or fragrance. But while it’s formulated with the bare minimum ingredients, there is no sacrificing of benefits. As it was explained to us, the ultra-thin fluid harnesses dynamic mineral pigments suspended in a serum base. Combined with the potent blend of vitamin C and Lilac plant stem cells, this good–for–you formula is a tone–correcting mineral foundation and skincare serum in one. It also has a 20 SPF. Wow!

What’s fun about applying the foundation is the special “buffing” applicator brush that been designed just for this purpose.   Engineered with a unique fluid reservoir in its center, the intelligent brush design lets you adjust your coverage, adding one drop at a time, for a truly seamless application. It also feels really good on your face. However, we always recommend to do a blackhead vacuum procedure before using makeup.

Bare Minerals Foundation Display

Both Anne and I had our skin tones matched to the appropriate BARESKIN shade and bareMinerals PR rep Quinta Gaines was kind enough to give each of us a professional application so we could see how the product looks on our skin. Quinta pointed out that because there’s no water in the foundation is important to shake it very thoroughly before applying it to your skin (each bottle has mixing beads in it, just like you find with nail polish). She said to think of the application process in this way, Shake, Drop, Buff. Just one drop actually goes a long way and you can report repeat the application with several drops until you get the coverage you like. She also very generously gifted each of us with a bottle of our appropriate shade of BARESKIN, and the applicator brush.

Bare Minerals Foundation and Brush

BARESKIN is available in 20 shades and retails for $29, while the unique brush applicator has a $28 retail price. Shop for both and other Skinstitut products online.

Bare Minerals on Twitter

Beautycon NYC Signage

Yes It Exists: Lookin’ Good For Jesus Fix It Kit

Looking Good For Jesus Kit

OK, someone’s hand is holding this, so it has to exist, right? I did a little Googling just to make sure and, yes, it is a real thing! The Lookin’ Good For Jesus Fix It Kit contains a mirrored Jesus statuette, vanilla nectar lip balm, Easter-Lily hand & body cream (with sparkle!) and a folding mirror compact. The top of the package, adorned with eerie looking cartoon women staring googly-eyed at the Lord, says “Get His Attention.” Clearly this treads a fine line between ‘Cool’ and ‘Oh So Wrong.’ All I can say is let your conscience be your guide. (Note: Item is Currently Unavailable at Amazon.com.

Heart Shaped Lip Gloss!

Heart Lip Gloss

Hey! Here’s a cute gift for Valentines Day: Colorful Heart Shaped Lip Gloss Compacts! These are even more appropriate for gifting to the lips of those who live in the Northern States right now – because all this cold weather can lead to unsightly chapping!

Heart Lip Gloss Details:

  • Lip gloss in a Heart-shaped Container
  • Comes in Your Choice of Three Colors: Red, Light Pink and Hot Pink
  • Hinged container – opens and closes in a snap!
  • Chain Loop for Easy Hanging
  • Size: 2″ x 1-1/2″ x 1″

This is the perfect Valentine’s Day — and every day — gift to remind your loved ones that you love them, and their sweet, sexy lips! On Sale now for just $3.16 (20% off regular price of $3.95) at This Link!

Heart Lip Gloss Open

Glitter Purse Lip Gloss

Glitter Purse Lip Gloss Packaging

I have not seen lip gloss like this before anywhere, and the extra cool thing about this gloss package that resembles a tiny Glitter Purse is that you get Two Lip Glosses in each set! One to keep and one to give away? You decide.

Glitter Purse Lip Gloss Features:

  • Lip gloss in a cute purse-style container
  • Open the purse to reveal the lipgloss compartment
  • Set of 2
  • Colors: Silver and Pink, Silver and Purple, Silver and Turquoise
  • Size (each): 2″ x 1″ x 1″

So Stylish! Sale Priced at just $12.95, buy a set now for yourself (and a friend!) at This Link!

Glitter Purse Lip Gloss Open Glitter Purse Lip Gloss

Giant Lipstick Sculpture By Agne Kisonaite

Giant Lipstick Sculpture
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Eastern European painter and sculptress, Agne Kisonaite, created this stunning sculpture, entitled simply Giant Lipstick, using over 5000 used lipstick tubes. Measuring a height of 2.5 meters (8 feet) with an overall weight of 200kg (440 pounds), the sculpture is incredibly modern and yet timelessly beautiful. Agne made the sculpture to draw attention to the need for green effort consciousness with regard to reduction, recycling and reuse here in our consumer culture

In her artist statement, she emphasizes that four tubes of lipstick are sold in the world every second and the packaging left cannot be recycled.

Giant Lipstick Close Up Top

Please note that the top, or red colored part, of the sculpture is obviously comprised new, or rather unused lipsticks, and that the work was sponsored by Avon, who likely donated the lipsticks and tubes/packaging for use in the sculpture.

Giant Lipstick Close Up Side

Check out more photos of this unique and thought provoking work of art This Link!

Thanks to Pamela Nguyen for The Tip!

Taco Purse

Yummy Pockets Taco Purse

Mmm…Taco Purse. This versatile and tasty looking 7 1/2″ zippered pocket purse, shaped like a Taco is just $4.95! Available at This Link!