I love when my eyelashes are curled; it brings out my eyes and makes me feel all girly. However, they don’t always come out perfect; sometimes they’ll fall flat, my mascara isn’t a good brand, so on and so forth. Looking for new solutions, I ended up finding several. Apparently I’m not the only one lost in this valley of ugly eyelashes.
Regular Eyelash Curlers You can buy them at just about any drugstore. They run fairly cheap and they’re always guaranteed to work. The downside is that it’s a hassle to do it every time you decide you want to go out and sometimes their not always as curled as you want. More »
Our tagline is “Chicks dig it.” That begs the question… what is “it”? What do chicks dig anyway? What do women want?
Here is one answer I’ve found written by Kim Addonizio:
What Do Women Want I want a red dress. I want it flimsy and cheap, I want it too tight, I want to wear it until someone tears it off me. I want it sleeveless and backless, this dress, so no one has to guess what’s underneath. I want to walk down the street past Thrifty’s and the hardware store with all those keys glittering in the window, past Mr. and Mrs. Wong selling day-old donuts in their café, past the Guerra brothers slinging pigs from the truck and onto the dolly, hoisting the slick snouts over their shoulders. I want to walk like I’m the only woman on earth and I can have my pick. More »
A few years ago, I came across one of the most talented makeup artists/photographers I’ve ever seen. I was browsing myspace–playing 6 degrees and totally bored out of my mind when I happened upon the profile of Melanie Bluson. I instantly fell in love. She had some of the most amazing photograhs I’d ever seen. Vivid and creative, totally spellbinding.
What I think I liked most about her work, was her use of color in the makeup looks. Bold and peircing was her style, and I was feeling it 100%. It was also raw. Like you could tell she wasn’t coloring-by-numbers so to speak, but that she was producing this art through her soul. I tell you, I.was.in.love. More »
There are different types of cute around the world and while this one doesn’t particularly mean cute, the people who are ulzzangs (or uljjangs) are cute. Ulzzang is a Korean term for literally “perfect face”. It’s also a celebrity status you get after becoming popular from posting photos of yourself. Although this term is specifically for Korea, it’s also known in other Asian countries by different names. Example: Kawaii – Japan.
There are variations of the ulzzang look but it typically consists of big round irises, curled eyelashes and flawless skin. Easy to achieve if you have makeup but most ulzzang keep it simple because who doesn’t love natural beauty? More »
Otherwise known as anime lenses, these contacts are designed to enhance you’re the size of your eyes and sometimes make them shinier. They do this by having a thick black rim around the outer edges of where your iris should end hence circle lens. Also, just like regular contacts, they come in a variation of colors.
Some people say they make you look like a freak but I beg to differ. It definitely brings more focus to your eyes but they’re not as big as you think. In person, they look a little bigger but not as big as some photos may over exaggerate. In the photo of my eyes, the top photo are my normal eyes while the bottom has contacts in.
I actually have two pairs of these in brown and black. After using them, I don’t think I’ll ever go back to regular contacts because I absolutely love them. I recommend them to anyone and everyone. However, be weary that not all colors will look good on everyone. I would stick to a color that looks most natural. They’ll already make your eyes look big, so there’s no need to bring in more focus by using a color contact that doesn’t match you. More »
I am a sucker for big brand names like BCBG and Vera Wang (who isn’t), but oddly enough I’m even more interested in seeing runway shows put on by smaller names since it’s a great chance to broaden one’s scope of up-and-coming and/or international designers. Here are five designers (in order of appearance during Fashion Week) that may not be as prominent, but I for one am an instant fan:
1. Michael Angel: According to his site, Angel’s Fall 08-09 collection was inspired by “high renaissance artists, Irving Penn, Pierre at Gilles photographs, and 80’s band Shakespeare’s sister.” Quirky yet rooted in classic aesthetic forms. My kind of designer. His look is geometric and architectural without being stiff, an effect primarily created through his conscious use of incredible washes of color framed by black and white patterns. Best of all, he has a blog! A people’s designer as well as a genuine artist.
2. Rubin Singer: Maybe I’m boring but I like a limited color palette and my own wardrobe is heavy on the black/grey and brown/beige scheme. Singer’s collections tune into tastes like mine and are beautiful in an understated way color-wise but bold in its angularity and proportions - an aesthetic that I appreciate immensely in a world of ever louder and crazier fashion pieces. He’s a definite newcomer (premiered with New York Fashion Week in Feb 2007), but his runway shows are theme-conscious in the manner of a seasoned designer. And he’s Russian to boot (Russophiles unite!). Take a look it’s well worth it. More »
Fashion week is coming up and guess whose going? That’s right, yours truly is. While InStyle magazine is not my bible, I am looking forward to a handful of designers that I find both fashionable and amazing.
Anna Sui Anna Sui is probably one of the most prominent Asian fashion designers in the world. She started with a small boutique in the Soho district of New York which reflected her flea market furniture and dolly head mannequins style. She continued on her career path and has been successful since. Putting aside that I’m an avid Asian lover, I’m really looking forward to her because she practically speaks to me. If you’ve seen her beauty shops, you’ll know that she isn’t your average designer. Her Victorian, 80’s, goth style is something unique and attractive. She mixes an assortment of patterns and colors especially pink, purple and black that puts Hello Kitty to shame. I loved her Spring 2008 Collection and can’t wait to see what she’s come up with for this Spring. More »
Everyone already knows how fashionable Rihanna is. Regardless of your opinion on her singing career, that’s just one thing you cannot deny the girl. She’s always making the “Best Dressed” lists whether she’s strutting her stuff on the red carpet, lighting up the stage, or just out and about on her own free time. I, for one, truly admire the choices she makes when it comes to fashion and I must say a large portion of that is due in part to her fashion stylist, the amazing Mariel Haenn. Throughout the years, with the help of Ms. Haenn, Rihanna has transformed her look dramatically. What I like most about Rihanna’s style is it seems so effortless and feminine, even when she’s wearing brass-knuckle heels!
So lets take a look at one of her more recent out and about get-ups. Here, she was spotted at Barney’s New York along with new singer Duffy (not pictured). She looks rather stunning in a somewhat normal outfit: a plaid blouse under a fitted white vest paired with dark wash skinny jeans and open toe sandals. While her outfit may be a bit more on the expensive side, it’s really easy to replicate this look in a more budget friendly way. More »
I discovered this product while riding the New York subway. Apparently Japan has struck gold again by creating mascara that will give you longer eyelashes by applying little fibers along with the mascara; an easier solution to false eyelashes.
They’re calling it Fiberwig Mascara and it’s made by a Japanese company called Imju pronounced “ee-myoo”. They’re one of the leading cosmetics brand in Japan and are said to create products that are innovative and different. So far I would say they fit that to a pin.
The mascara is something that I’ve never seen or heard of before and users are saying it works. However the only thing is you’ll need to apply it a few times before you see any dramatic results. In addition to giving you the long lashes you crave, the product is also smudge proof (confirmed by various buyers) in addition to water proofed but easily removed by warm water and clump free.
Now mascara is my number one must have in my makeup bag and while I would love to spend $22 on fiberwig, it would have to also thicken and curl my eyelashes. But I guess that’s asking for too much.
So I have a list of things to do before I die, and one of them is to become a surgeon. Not necessarily a real doctor, since blood makes me squeamish, but a t-shirt surgeon. Yep, I wanna get crafty. I love it when I see other girls wearing pieces they made, and I get really amped to try to put some of my own creativity to use.
Here’s where OH MY STARS comes into play. I think this website is absolutely adorable! The owner of the site is web designer/craft master, Katie. She started Oh My Stars in the summer of 2004 after toying around with her mother’s sewing machine, and ended up creating the awesomely reconstructed T-shirts displayed on her site. Two years later, she’s moved to London where in her free time, she’s begun to explore knitting and drawing, which you can also check out on her site.
My college suitemate recently emailed me with the following:
Subject: Every time I shower I think about how SICK it would be to have a SHOWER RADIO in OUR shower. Dont’ get me forget to get one while i’m home.
My reaction went from laughter at her poor and probably substance-induced grammar aside to astonishment at what a good idea that was. So I went to work and found this pink ladybug shower radio from Brookstone.
How cute is this thing?? It’s a bit pricey but very tempting. A hot shower is often the highlight of my day and there is nothing like pink round things to make it even better. We have a suite of three girls for next year and are sharing a bathroom so we can do whatever we like to jazz up our living situation. But even if you have to share your showers with other people or aren’t going back to school this fall, think about what a great asset a shower radio is to brightening up those 15 minutes of heaven. It would also make an especially good gift for shutting up the roommate or sister who keeps singing terrible and off-key pop tunes in the shower. Plus it’s a surefire way to keep us up to speed with what’s popular in music (something I inevitably lose track of every time I return to the college bubble and stop listening to the radio).
Summer’s coming to an end and that means back to school. While you can go back kicking and screaming, why not go in style as well? Juicy Couture has a special Back to School collection featuring fashionable accessories to make school a little more couture.
Juicy Couture is a high end fashion brand that features contemporary apparel. They can be easily identified by their excessive use of pink in addition to an old English/Victorian styled logo. They’re quite expensive and can only be found in high end department stores but you can also buy their merchandise online at their website or for cheaper on eBay.
The Back to School collection features stationary, handbags, clothes for girls and jewelry flaunting the pink and the JC logo, perfect for every girl. I’ve absolutely love stationary and JC so this is a dream come true. Personal favorites are the logo-print journal, stick-not cube and the nylon messenger bag. While you can pay an arm and a leg for their items, you can also buy it cheaper on auction on eBay.
Cosplay or costume play is when someone dresses up as a character from specifically but not limited to Japanese media such as anime, music artists and games. While it may seem just like Halloween it’s become much more.
Cosplaying has become a big part of Japanese fashion in addition to parts of Europe and the US. You can typically see cosplayers on the streets of Japan and it wouldn’t be considered unusual. Some districts in Japan are even well known for attracting cosplayers such as the Harajuku district or Akihabara. Here you can not only find cosplayers but other popular Japanese fashion. It’s the Japanese version of 5th/Fashion Avenue in New York.
While it is common on the streets, there are also conventions dedicated to the world of cosplaying. Comiket is possibly the single largest and most famous event attended by cosplayers. Otherwise known as Comic Market or CM, it’s considered the world’s largest comic convention and held twice a year in Tokyo, Japan.
I have never cosplayed but I do plan to in the future after attending my first cosplay event in August. It really is a different world.
I love stilettos. I love the added 3-4 inches a nice pair of high heels gives my short legs and the click-click of striding across a marble or wooden floor in them. I do not, however, love stilettos when trying to balance on the grass at my cousin’s wedding or dodging sidewalk grates. And anyone who has attempted to walk across a New England campus is well-aware of how dangerous the cobblestones can get for the fashion conscious.
Nintendo DS has been a hit all around the world and they’ve been taking it to the next step. Not only have they’ve been used in school but now Sega has teamed up with Shiseido to offer women beauty tips on the console.
The software is being named “Project Beauty” and will be released in November only in Japan for 6,090 Yen or 55 USD. It works by using a scanning device included with the software that will feed your image to the DS where it will analyze your faces shape and the position of your eyes, lips, etc. It’ll match your face in one of the four categories: cool, active, cute or feminine.
Not only does it analyze your face, it’ll also help you with different looks for different occasions. Whether it’s business, dating or formal events, Project Beauty is programmed to help you discover new colors and looks just for you. It’ll also teach you basic make up skills.
It sounds worth my money so far! Although the game will only be released in Japan, maybe by chance they’ll extend to other countries.
Our first Girlybubble social meeting was this month and it went well. We originally were going to eat at a little place called Burgers and Cupcakes but apparently they went out of business. ChelseaDan didn’t tell me till we actually got there but luckily a yogurt shop had just opened next door.
Lan: Yofruit is basically your typical Pink Berry or Red Mango. You can order yogurt in a 5(or less) different flavors in addition to toppings. There’s really nothing different or spectacular about this yogurt shop, not even the design of the shop. Red Mango has way better chairs. Don’t get me wrong the yogurt tastes good except for when you mix the fruit with the yogurt which makes it hard and tasteless. But if you’re looking for an upgrade over Red Mango, you’re out of luck. To me it’s just another yogurt shop. More »
Or not. Lately there’s been a superhero craze with all the Marvel and DC comic movies coming out but this is ridiculous. Apparently someone became fanatical enough to make wings out of metal that light up. They’re calling it Cybertek Wings but they don’t make you fly away like Superman.
They do have an appeal to me somewhat but their purpose in life is sad. They don’t really do much at all not to mention fly. While the wings can pop out at the touch of a button, you’ll have to eventually pump them back up so they can pop out again. Not that but the tips glow so I guess they would be good for a rave. I can imagine some moron jumping around for half an hour.
However all this does not make me want to spend $1000 just for some wings. Maybe I’ll make one myself out of scrap metal and glow sticks.