Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Before, I didn't really see the need for eyeshadow primers. You see, I bought the Smashbox eyeshadow/lip primer before and it did nothing, absolutely nothing, for me- except maybe reduced the redness of my eyes so then the color appears better. But I can achieve that with a little application of my YSL Touche Elcat. Nevertheless, being the beauty addict that I am, the other day I got the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion after hearing so many rave reviews about it- and now I am a convert.
At first I wasn't sure if I was just having a good eyeshadow day or it was the potion, but after having had 3 good eyeshadow days I am pretty confident that it was the potion. And by "good eyeshadow day" I mean going a whole day (morning till night) with no crease, no smudging and sharp color! Its really quite incredible. I didn't think it was possible. Oh and another point is that it literally glides on and really creates a nice smooth surface for eyeshadow application that really sticks. And no, I did not just copied that from the blurb on Sephora. And since I'm about the most oblivious person around when it comes to the whether a beauty product works game, this product really DOES make a difference! So if you haven't already- I highly recommend it!

Ps. Happy Halloween!

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Britney says she's doing the best she can

Britney Spears was on Ryan Seacrest's morning radio show Wednesday to talk about her new album - and her life as a mom. Asked if she's been upset with recent coverage of her battle with Kevin Federline over their children, and criticism of her as a mother, Spears answered, "People say what they want and do what they do. It's sad how cruel our world can be. But at the end of the day you gotta know in your heart that you are doing the best you can." When Seacrest asked if she is doing her best with her sons, Spears said, "Oh god, yeah, yeah." The singer was on the air to promote her new album Blackout, which hit stores Tuesday. She said her big day "was kind of laidback, really," and that she didn't celebrate. "No, we watched movies, that's about it." As for her favorite track on the album, she said, "I really like 'Heaven on Earth.' I think it's a cool track. It's kind of different from all the other songs." When asked if she was having a romance with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Spears, who was on speakerphone with her pals Alli Sims and Sam Lufti, answered, "Who?"

Ashley Olsen and Lance Armstrong??!!

New couple alert? Ashley Olsen has a new, older man. The 21-year-old showed up to the Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel Monday night with Lance Armstrong, 36. A bar spy said, "They came together with a group of friends. Ashley drank red wine, sat on his lap and they were making out all night. They left together around 2 a.m." Another insider said, "Ashley and Lance settled in and within minutes, he was whispering in her ear and she was giggling like a schoolgirl. They totally looked like they were on a date."

Happy Halloween!

Tom Ford scandalos

Tom Ford se expune au naturel in noul numar al revistei Out, revista de moda si lifestyle pentru gay. Fostul designer Gucci socheaza prin declaratii, dar si prin imagini. Pentru promovarea parfumului sau Tom Ford For Men a apelat la imagini cu continut sexual explicit (mai multe pe site-ul
Tom Ford despre femei:
"I love women, I just don't fall in love with them, but I'm attracted to them, I find their bodies beautiful, and I can relate to them as the persued, because of course as a gay man you understand what it's like to be taken - to be an object to your partner - as well as what it's like to be the aggressor."
Tom Ford despre a fi gay:
"I have to say that I don't think gay is the most attractive word; If I were art-directing the creation of a word that would describe homosexuals, I think I would have tried to find another one. Gay makes us sound silly and frivolous, which is probably where it came from originally - it was first used in a Cole Porter song in the '30s - and I think it was probably a bit derogatory, and so it's not a word I necessarily like, but it's what I am, whatever."

Afisul publicitar al parfumului Tom Ford For Men

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Victoria din nou bruneta

Victoria Beckham este din nou bruneta. Ea a ales o culoare mai naturala, care o avantajeaza mult mai mult. Se pare ca este doar inceputul unei noi schimbari de look.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Halloween!

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal, Teri Hatcher

Britney Spears, Rumer Willis, Paris Hilton, Adrianne Curry

Nicky Hilton and David Katzenberg, Avril Lavigne, Ashley Olsen and Marc Jacobs

Britney's visitation rights reduced

Britney Spears has not regained shared custody of her sons. In a ruling stemming from the October 26 custody hearing between Spears and ex Kevin Federline, LA court commissioner Scott M. Gordon granted the popstar just two daytime visits a week, plus an overnight visit. Additionally, Gordon denied Spears's attorney's request to stop the singer's twice-weekly drug tests, ordering that she will have to continue the random tests in order to maintain her visitation rights. In last Friday's hearing, a court-appointed parenting coach, Lisa Hacker, reported that when they are with their mother, Sean Preston and Jayden James have no real schedule or routine. Hacker explained, "The environment in the house ranges from chaotic to almost somber with little communication at all... During all three of my visits, [Spears] rarely engaged with the children in conversation or play." Hacker also noted, however, that Spears's parenting lapses are nothing she "would characterize as abusive in a traditional sense." The court order said that Hacker on three different days "made attempts to meet with [Spears] in order to comply with the Court's orders. [Spears] failed to meet with Hacker on those occasions." In light of Hacker's report, the court also ordered that Spears must get her homes childproofed by November 2, meet with coach Hacker for two hours every week, and ensure that Sean and Jayden are properly secured in child safety seats whenever she drives with them. These orders are in addition to those set forth on September 17, and will remain in effect until further notice.

Katie's return to the big screen

Check out the trailer for Mad Money, Katie Holmes's one and only acting job in her 2+ years with Tom Cruise:

Cavalli dishes on JLo's pregnancy

Designer Roberto Cavalli has officially confirmed what has been rumored for months: yes, Jennifer Lopez is pregnant. (And as the man charged with designing outfits for her changing body, he should know.) Asked what types of clothing he designs for his celebrity clients, Cavalli said on Tuesday, "Well, Jennifer Lopez, at this moment, she requests something very special because she is waiting for the baby. It is so complicated because every week she is getting bigger." Cavalli designed multiple loose-fitting and flowing outfits for the 38-year-old singer, who is on tour with husband Marc Anthony. "The thing about Jennifer Lopez, she is a singer, she is a dancer," the designer said. "Most of the time when I prepare something for the tour, the performer, they want something very soft so they can dance and so they can move free." A rep for Lopez has not commented.

Marjorie Victor Jewelry

Jewelry designer Marjorie Victor's sculptural organic jewelry "combines nature with modern design". The organic shapes of this linked necklace as well as the silver and gold combination make for a truely original piece. For stores visit Marjorie Victor.

Daisy, the Marc by Marc Jacobs Perfume

I'm not a big perfume lover. I spray perfume maybe 10 times a year, usually for nights out. But like most girls, I can't resist browsing at the ever-interesting perfume bottles and sniff all the new scents. There are so many scents that I like, but because of this, I can't possibly buy all the scents I 'like'. Out of all the scents, there's one scent that has grown on me and I have fond memories of, the Marc Jacobs Eau de Parfum. And I've been meaning to buy a bottle for awhile, but I've been slightly hesistant becaues I wasn't sure if the flowery smell was too strong for me to wear for too long of a time so I never got around to buying it.

I was excited when I saw the new ads of Daisy, the Marc by Marc Jacobs scent, in Teen Vogue. It's got that sweet, non-chalent The first time I smelt it, it smelled like any other perfume out there in the market. But at the encouragement of the Marc salesgirls (who told me not to buy the Marc Jacobs perfume but try Daisy instead,) I sprayed both scents onto perfume paper and brought them home to smell for a day. (The salesgirls also told me that their first shipment at the Hong Kong store soldout in 3 days!)

After smelling both scents at least once an hour, I've decided that on the surface, Daisy smelt only like a light, fruity, flowery scent. But later on, the scent smelt musky and most importantly, of Gardenia, the signature scent of the Marc Jacobs perfume. (Yes, I know I think too much before buying things.) According to the Daisy site, Daisy's notes include strawberry, ruby red grapefruit, violet leaves, gardenia, violet leaves, jasmine petals, musk, vanilla and white woods. Not exactly what I smelt, but close enough. And surprisingly, since I've bought it two weeks ago, I've already used it 4 times. Perhaps the reason I haven't been using much perfume before was that I haven't found my right one yet?

What do you think of Daisy? Isn't the bottle simply adorable? Has anyone smelt it or bought it yet?

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Pitt considering Unabomber flick?

Would Brad Pitt be a convincing Unabomber? His production company, Plan B, is considering a biopic about Ted Kaczynski, the Harvard-educated, manifesto-scribbling, beard-sporting, imprisoned-for-life terrorist who killed three and wounded 23 with his letter bombs. The manhunt for Kaczynski was one of the most expensive in FBI history. There's also a family angle to the potential film: it was Ted's brother David, and anti-death-penalty activist, who ultimately turned him in to the authorities. Pitt's publicist confirms that Plan B is "looking at" a Unabomber script, but stresses that the production company is not yet involved in a formal way. "It's not a project they've taken on yet," she says. "It's something they're looking at." She adds that Plan B's execs get "a million scripts thrown at them" and not always for Pitt. "He doesn't star in everything they produce, clearly."

Britney's mom intends to tell the "truth"

Lynne Spears's collaborator on her upcoming memoir says the book will shed new light on the troubled Britney Spears. "It's the truth, but it's based in love," says the co-author, who considers Lynne "a mother and a grandmother to her core. She loves her children and her grandchildren with just enormous devotion. Spears's 200-page memoir is to be published next Mother's Day by Nashville-based Christian book publisher Thomas Nelson. "Lynne, first of all, is a wonderful person," says her collaborator. "She is one of the kindest, most decent people, and very down-to-earth. People would be amazed at how normal she is, but she's living in this sort of surreal life at the same time... One thing I do want to make clear is that she's not a stage mom. People are so accusatory toward her and so judgmental of her, and it just drives me crazy because I know the real her." The pair have been working on the memoir since March.

Lindsay makes a responsible decision

For the second time this year, Lindsay Lohan has back out of hosting a party in Las Vegas. As recently as last week, the 21-year-old was scheduled to attend a New Year's Eve blowout at Vegas nightclub LAX, but her rep says, "Lindsay will no longer be New Year's Eve in Las Vegas." The announcement should come as no surprise to those close the the actress. Last week, a source said, "Lindsay doesn't necessarily want to host but she's contractually obligated" due to the 21st birthday plans at LAX sister club PURE that she had to scrap in July in order to go to rehab. Lohan's rep says the actress, who has been out of rehab at Utah's Cirque Lodge for less than a month, "continues to focus on her work and sobriety." The deal between Lohan and PURE remains in place, and "they will both wait for a day" when she can host an event for the company, perhaps even "another year from now," says an insider.

Hugh Laurie suffering from mild depression

British actor Hugh Laurie returned to work Monday after taking a sudden trip home to England for undisclosed family issues. On October 25, Laurie told producers he had to leave the LA set, promptly hopping on an afternoon flight to London, where his wife, Jo, and their three children reside. At the time, a show rep said, "Hugh had family obligations in England to attend to, but production is continuing in his absence." But in a revealing interview in Sunday's Sydney Daily Telegraph, the Emmy-nominated star - who recently became one of the highest paid actors on TV - admitted he is battling "mild depression" and continues to see a therapist periodically. Not only does he miss his family, but he also said he was "drained" by the show's overnight success and the 14-hour, five-days-a-week demands of the job. "I'm always thinking about the show," he told the paper. "I'm too neurotic and too anal and too convinced that we're going to fail to relax. Every show we do, every scene we shoot, is a disaster, I'm convinced of it... I go home at the end of the day and my head is full of all the mistakes I've made... I beat myself up about what I've stuffed up the day is before. I'm looking for things to go wrong. I'm not rejoicing or lying back and enjoying."

Alex Curran Launches Exclusive Fragrance Called 'Alex'

Alex Curran launched her new perfume 'Alex' at The Perfume Shop on October 29, 2007 in Liverpool, England.Alex, wife of Liverpool football star Steven Gerrard and a mother of two young girls, has worked closely with OK! Magazine for which she is a regular columnist to develop a fragrance that she feels not only represents her life in bottle, but will also appeal to the many legions of OK Mag

Intimately Beckham Night

Pentru ca Intimately Beckham for him si for her au avut succes, sotii Beckham in colaborare cu Coty au creat si Intimately Beckham Night. Cel feminin contine note de bergamota, mandarina, scortisoara, tuberoza, iris, floare de portocal, lemn de santal, vanilie, iar cel masculin ghimbir, bergamota, iasomie, vetiver, ambra.

Believe by Britney Spears

Dupa Curious, Fantsy, Curious: In control si Midnight fantsy Britney Spears a lansat un nou parfum in colaborare cu Elizabetn Arden - Believe. Este un mix intre fructe exotice, flori si ambra. In el se regasesc arome de tei, praline roz, paciuli si guava.

Paris a lansat un parfum nou

In weekendul ce tocmai a trecut Paris si-a lansat, la magazinul Kitson din Los Angeles, cel de-al patrulea parfum, dupa Paris Hilton, Just me si Heiress. A optat pentru un look casual sic purtand skinny jeans negri, un top din satin ornat cu pietricele si un cardigan leopard print.
Revenind la parfum, acesta este inspirat de filmul Moulin Rouge ecranizat in 2001 si de coloana sonora din care face parte si celebra Lady Marmalade, este floral fructat oriental. Notele de varf sunt date de floarea de clementina, coacaze si nectarine, cele de mijloc de orhideea salbatica si floarea de portocal, iar cele de baza de mosc si ambra.

Monday, October 29, 2007

A.P.C Gold Lace Dress

I love the gold hue of this dress by French designer A.P.C. The mod block pattern and comfortable fit make it even more appealing. And the best part is it is perfect for three seasons.

Jewels: Big, Bold, Funky, Chunky

Ok. I actually hate the word "funky" in almost any and all circumstances (when Melora in "Ghost World" uses it, that pretty much sums up everything I hate about it and the people who use it a lot), but it rhymed with "chunky, " so fuck it.

Anyway, so, seeing "that blue and black Marni necklace" EVERYWHERE, (Behindbigglasses tried to make their own! Respek!) I can't help but want that a billion other big-ass pieces -- primarily necklaces -- of stone, wood, leather, Perspex, Lucite and any or all combos of mixed materials therein. Viva la statement pieces!

And so, my obsession begins:
($972, Marni,
Alas, just a wee bit out of my price range.

($730, Marni)
Pure beauty. Love the grey.

Jewelry designer Ligia Dias basically rules. She's barely 30 and she's already designed jewelry for Lanvin, and she's collaborated with Comme des Garçons and Phillip Lim. Good luck getting your hands on her stuff though, unless you live near a Holt Renfrew or are in a position to drop by Dover Street Market or Colette on your way home from work. Refinery29 also did a piece on her. Sigh and swoon.

($695, Erickson Beamon,
You really don't need more than a solid tank top with a necklace like this. Well, that and pants.

($477, Erickson Beamon,
Ok, so this is a little wack, but so is BEING BORING.

($240, DAY Birger et Mikkelsen,
So speaking of boring, this bow necklace would be nothing spesh if it were made of plastic, but it's made of LEATHER which makes it way more amazing and unexpected. And amazing.

($48, Marc By Marc Jacobs,
Love this Marc By Marc Jacobs ring...

($58, Marc By Marc Jacobs,
But not as much as I love this Marc By Marc Jacobs tortoiseshell '80s pin. I've been craving this fucker for a fortnight.

Link($55, Createdestroyrebuild,
This stuff is allegedly for the menfolks, but whatevs. Strong enough for a man, rad enough for the ladies, I say! And check out the Gameboy/girl. Tee!

Cute widdle ghosty!

Cute -- AND made from reclaimed billboard vinyl! Wee!

($80, Isharya)
Loves. Fin!

Broke & Skinny

You may not be rich, but at least you can LOOK skinny with the aid of skinny jeans, right ladies? I mean, HELLOOOO! Priorities! Live fast and fuck dieting: just suck it in and charge these slimifying pants! Wee!

Pooooor Posh. If only she were A LITTLE thinner, she could totally be my thinspiration. But, until she sheds at least 15 pounds (at LEAST!), she'll have to remain a heifer. I do love her jeans though. They're by Superfine:

($287, Superfine,

($260, Superfine,
A nice winter wash!

($108, Citizens Of Humanity,
LOVE these. They'd look so cute with some black boots and a purple and black flannel.

($235, Sass & Bide,

($226, Judi Rosen,
I know I've said that I'm basically anti colored jeans, but I will defend my hypocrisy by saying the following: these aren't some ridiculous color usually reserved for ice cream or emergency vehicles. Blue is a NATURALLY OCCURRING shade of denim. And these are adorable.

($321, Twenty8Twelve,
No, Sienna Miller really doesn't need the $300 or whatever percentage of each sale she receives. But these are HAWT.