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What Do You Want??

Ok, so first off, sorry about not posting for a few days.  Getting some college things sorted out, and… well, it’s be been busy.  Add in three four-hour rehearsals a week, and I’m surprised I’m not just a melted puddle on the floor.
So, I’m going to be at NYU’s student pre-orientation thing this weekend, but I *really* wanna do a video, because I haven’t done one in so long, and I feel bad.  I have a whole slew of products to review, but as I’m only going to have time to do one, I’m gonna let you guys pick it!  So, here are your choices (this includes new and old products I have yet to talk about):

  • OCC Skin Foundation
  • OCC Blush (also includes a contour shade)
  • Kevin Murphy Gritty Business
  • Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
  • Elizabeth Arden Velva Moisture Film
  • Miracle7 Color Protect Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Davines MOMO Conditioner
  • RCMA Loose No Color Powder
  • Tarte Cheekstain

Lemme know in the comments what you wanna hear about!



Waxing… Help?

So, there’s this site I’m part of that offers exclusive deals on clothes, accessories, travel opportunities, and “events”.  Yesterday, a 30% off deal came on for male treatments at the Bliss Spa in New York.

I’ve been considering waxing for a while (shaving some areas is just so tedious, time-consuming, and occasionally painful!), but had been daunted by the procedure and the price.  However, with this deal, I’m willing to try it out.  I’ve heard amazing things about Bliss’ male treatments, too, so it’s kinda a win-win.

However, I’ve never waxed before, and have no idea what I need to do to prepare, what to expect, etc…  And I’m sure there are others of you out there!

So, how do you prepare for a waxing procedure?  What should someone new to this expect?  How often do you get it done? And anything else you think someone who has never done this should know!


Repurposing Bad Products

I recently wrote an article for Karen on Makeup and Beauty Blog (not yet published) about giving new uses to products that for some reason, just don’t work.  Here’s a preview:

We’ve all done it.  Bought that product, tried it, tested it, hated it, forgot about it, stuffed it in a drawer, a bag.  A few months later, we find it, only to think “What a waste of money.”  Was it that the foundation was too dark?  The blush too intense?  The fragrance too strong?

Don’t let these products go to waste!  Let’s cover some creative ways to repurpose beauty buys that for some reason, just didn’t work out.

So.  What are your tips for giving new life to that expensive item that just doesn’t cut it for normal use?


What’s Your Current Skin Woe?

Well, since my skin has been clearing up rather nicely since I upped my dosage of BP, Adapalene, and Soladyn, I guess the biggest thing I have to complain about now is my persistent and excessive oilyness.  Seriously, if sebum is ever established as a fossil fuel alternative, I could set up a small refinery on my nose and make some serious bank. I’ve been attempting to combat this by trying out different powders and setting oversprays (currently trying out OCC Skin Clear, which I will probably mention in my video tomorrow…)

So, what awful thing is your skin plaguing you with these days?  Dryness, ruddiness, broken capillaries?  And how are you dealing with it?  Dish!


What’s your HG Product?

What’s that one product you just can’t live without?  The one that, even if you’ve overslept, your hair’s a tangled nest, and your mascara from the night before is running down your face, you never fail to use before rushing out the door?  The product where, if it was discontinued, you’d go out to every drugstore/department store in a fifty mile radius and buy up every single one of it left in stock?

I don’t have just one.  But for today, the featured one for me is my Clarisonic.  I’ll be doing a review on it soon.  Which would you guys prefer: a written review or a YouTube video-review?  Let me know!

Tell me what your Holy Grail product is in the comments!


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I’m feeling a tutorial coming up, for one of Fall 2010’s hottest looks.  Read the post below, then let me know in the comments which look you most want to see demonstrated.  To recap, the choices are…

  1. The Nude Face
  2. Purple Power
  3. Grunge Girl
  4. Duo-Tone
  5. Greasepaint
  6. Ice Princess
  7. Snow Queen
  8. Wind-burnt Warrior
  9. The Graphic Lip

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Fall Fragrance

What’s your fall fragrance?  Mine is a mix of BANG by Marc Jacobs and Fahrenheit by Dior (2:1).  Do you even have a fall fragrance?  Or do you wear the same thing year-round?  Let me know in the comments!

My cologne collection

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