Archive for April, 2010

The Fairest: It’s Justin Bieber’s World…We Just Live in It

Hello, hello!

Can we confess something to you?  We simply don’t get the cult of Justin Bieber.  Where on earth did this kid come from?  Few things have made us feel as out of touch with “today’s youth” (god, we feel like our grandmothers just writing that) as the 16-year-old, mop-topped Canadian phenom.  He’s at the White House!   He’s on the cover of People!  He’s on SNL!  He’s taking over our lives!  We desperately want to understand why girls are obsessed with him, and we long for a day when he’s not the top trending topic on Twitter.  (Alliteration, whee!)  But most importantly, we want to know: how does he keep his hair so shiny…and does he have stock in Crest Whitestrips?  Things to ponder, eh?

In completely unrelated news, it’s been a good week for royal watchers.  First, the interwebs were buzzing this past week after Tina Brown declared on The Daily Beast that Prince William and Kate Middleton are rumored to be announcing their engagement this summer, with a wedding to follow in November. Regardless of whether the news is true or not (we think close, but not quite), it’s caused Wills and Kate speculation to go into overdrive.

And secondly, Grace Kelly—the legendary Oscar winner who moved to Monaco and became a real life Princess—is again everywhere, thanks to an exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert museum celebrating her life through her wardrobe.  Here we have Grace on the cover of Vanity Fair, there we have a juicy article in Tatler detailing her rise to the top of the social heap. It’s been nearly 50 years since Grace’s monumental wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco and nearly 30 since her fatal car crash, but she still fascinates. When it comes to poise, elegance and timelessness…there’s only one Grace.

Now, onto the giveaways!


Congratulations to Ericka Hyak, winner of the Bare Escentuals mega-giveaway! She’s won all of the following amazing Bare Escentuals goodies:

• Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation
• Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Flawless Face Brush
• Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Gloss in Leslie (a color exclusive to QVC, and named after Leslie Blodgett!)
• Bare Escentuals Smoky Eye Tutorial Collection
• Leslie Blodgett Perfume Diaries in Santa Barbara


Love Tarte Cosmetics? We do, too! Founded in 1999 by Maureen Kelly, Tarte is an eco-conscious makeup line beloved by beauty editors, and dedicated to making you look your absolute best through glamorous high-performance naturals™. We’re huge fans of the Cheek Stain, Eyeliner, and Lock and Roll 12-hour creaseless eyeshadow—but all the products are the bomb!

If you haven’t tried any Tarte goodies, here’s your chance. One lucky reader will win 5 different Tarte emphasEYES inner-rim eyeliners in shades of Black, Charcoal, Plum, Brown and Green.  They’re incredibly versatile and make it infinitely easier to create that sexy feline look we all covet, but can rarely achieve!

How to enter? Simply comment below with the best makeup advice you’ve ever received. We’ll pick one reader at random next week from the comments. Good luck!


– Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Liquid Sunblock in SPF 55 and SPF 70, $10.79, drugstores

– NARS So Famous Gift Set, $44,

– Ralph Lauren Summer Romance, $78, limited-edition,

– LUSH The Naked Kit (featuring Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar, mini Buffy
Body Butter, mini Therapy Massage Bar, Sexy Peel Soap, Toner Tab, Fresh Farmacy/Coalface Cleanser), $20, limited-edition,

– PreGame Texturizing Spray, $22,

– Cargo 100% Natural Plant-Love Collection,

– Nicole by OPI Nicole ♥ Walmart Nail Lacquers, $7.99, Walmart

Stay beautiful!

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

April 12, 2010 at 1:51 pm 239 comments

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