Saturday, July 19, 2008

Hair Mists

One of the best places to put perfume is your hair, because the scent stays there so long. But with these three new hair mists, you can smell good and care for your hair.

Juicy Couture So Gleamy Hair Shine Mist controls frizz, provides antioxidant protection, and, of course, leaves your hair smelling juicy.

3.4 oz, $20 at Sephora

Narciso Rodriguez For Her Hair Mist, a woody, sensual scent, can take you from day to night with just a spritz.

1 oz, $32 at Sephora

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Hair Mist makes hair soft and gives it a sweet floral smell.

1 oz, $40 at Nordstrom and Viktor & Rolf boutiques

Friday, July 18, 2008

Geisha Beauty

I've always been fascinated by Geishas, in particular, the makeup they apply. This video shows a Maiko(a young Geisha in training)applying all her makeup.

I found this traditional handmade Yachiyo-Hake Japanese brush, below, used by Maikos and Geishas and it caught my eyes because it looks so much like the Yachiyo Brush 27 by Nars. For $50, you can bring some of the beauty of a Geisha into your makeup box.

You can find a whole range of Geisha style makeup, combs, and some skincare at Ebay seller Hannari-Ya.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mascara Takes on a New Form

New Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes Mascara is not your ordinary mascara.

Created by Givenchy's artistic director Nicolas Degennes, Phenomen'Eyes is made to reach every lash, no matter your eye shape, because of it's spherical design. It is formulated with elastomer for an easier application. Phenomen'Eyes is available at Sephora for $27.

Sunscreen Scare

The Environmental Working Group did a study of nearly 1,000 sunscreens. And the results? 4 out of 5 sunscreens don't block out enough of the sun's UV rays, including brands such as Coppertone, Neutrogena, and Banana Boat. They also discovered that 48% of sunscreens contain ingredients which break down in the sun, either by themselves or in combination with other sunblocks. What to do now?
In comes La Roche Posay Anthelios 40 Sunscreen. This sunscreen contains the ingredient Mexoryl™ SX, which gives it the highest UVA and UVB protection in a sunscreen. While this product has been popular in Europe, it was only recently approved by the FDA because Mexoryl is new on the market. At $29.50, it's pricey for sunscreen, but worth it for your skin!

For more suggestions, these are the top five rated sunscreens by the Environmental Working Group:
-Keys Soap Solar Rx Therapeutic Sunblock
-Trukid Sunny Days Facestick Mineral Sunscreen UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum
-California Baby Sunblock Stick No Fragrance
-Badger Sunscreen
-Marie Veronique Skin Therapy Creme de Jour

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Eyeball Tattoos?

First there was eyeball jewelry and now...there are eyeball tattoos. Though eye tattooing for health reasons has been done for over 2,000 years, for the first time ever, a man from Canada, Pauly Unstoppable(what a fitting name) got an eyeball tattoo. Needles injected ink into his eyes forty times, turning the whites of his eyes blue.

He said of the experience, "I really have to emphasize again that the procedure was extensively researched and done by people who were aware of the risks and possible complications and that it should not be casually attempted. Now that this experiment has been started, please wait for us to either heal or go blind before trying it.

If you aren't squeamish, check out the link.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Harajuku Girls

This September Gwen Stefani will be launching a collection of five perfumes influenced by the Harajuku street style of Japan. The different perfumes are Love, which is floral; Lil' Angel, a fruity floral; Music, a delicate floral; Baby, a powdery musk; and G, for Gwen, which is a gourmand. The scents will be $45 for 30ml and $25 for 10 ml.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Get Your Mojo On

Mojo Titan Lipsticks bring out your inner bond girl. The case, which comes in grey or pink, is heat tempered aerospace grade alloy, preventing your lipstick from melting at the bottom of your purse. There are ten shades to choose from, and a unisex chapstick to soothe your lips in style. The lipsticks are referred to as bullets; who knows- maybe after swiping on one of these you'll have looks to kill. The titan and bullet combo is sold for $45, and refills are $18.