Thursday, April 26, 2012

Beach Boys reunite for 50th Anniversary

I seem much more interested in topics other than beauty and cosmetics nowadays.  Here's an item from OMG! by Yahoo! that caught my attention: Beach Boys go retro on first new single in 20 years.

The single is titled "That's Why God Made the Radio." Mike Love says "It's like an accolade to the radio and what it's meant to so many people."  Indeed.  When I was a kid, my most prized possession was my transistor radio - more so than my Barbies.

The Beach Boys are the quintessential American band, and it's nice that Brian Wilson, Mike Love, and Al Jardine put aside their legal disputes to reunite for the occasion of their 50th anniversary.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mally Beauty Three-fer Giveaway!

The Style Page is offering one lucky person the chance to win three Mally Beauty products:

Mally Beauty City Chick Smokey Eye Kit in Plum Chelsea

The Style Page hand-picked Plum Chelsea, as plums and purples are often more sensuous than browns and grays.

Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender

Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender is a colorless, powderless alternative to translucent powder. According to the Mally Beauty website:

Mally’s Evercolor Poreless face Defender is the perfect finishing touch for your Makeup look. This remarkable technology yields a waterclear, featherweight product that diffuses the look of pores and fine lines, helps makeup last and last, and helps protect your makeup look. Finishes a look, mattifies and smoothes, without the dry, ashy look of powder.

Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Poreless Primer

Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Poreless Primer is Mally Roncal’s creation because she couldn’t find a primer that actually worked when she was working on her celeb clients. Reportedly, she used to mix 7-8 primers to find a solution that worked.

Friday, April 20, 2012

(Sometimes I feel so) Uninspired

(Sometimes I feel so) Uninspired was the title of a song by Traffic, a band fronted by Steve Winwood that was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  It also reflects how I'm feeling now about blogging.

The process of sitting down to blog is hard for me.  However, I've been very active on Twitter with beauty news.  Twitter is easy, blogging is hard.

I've also been going through a makeup-free period.  After DST, I've had a hard time waking up before dawn  and it's enough for me to throw on clothes and get out of the house to go to work.  Maybe some lip color and Paula's Choice Brow/Hair Tint to cover the gray hairs and groom the brows.  And that's about it.

However, that hasn't stopped me from buying cosmetics!  Recent purchases:
G-d willing, I'll get the motivation to sit down and write about them!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New US sunscreen labeling rules: what's Canada, EU doing?

Long overdue: New FDA Ingredient Label Requirements for sunscreen | Beauty Stat: new rules on UVA, labeling — thestylepage (@thestylepage) April 11, 2012.

What's Canada and the EU doing with sunscreen labeling?

Monday, April 09, 2012

Beauty-box subscriptions: what do you think?

The article Beauty-box subscriptions: High-end cosmetics samples delivered to your door from (the online companion to The Inquirer, Philadelphia's newspaper) presents an uncritical look at subscription services such as Julep, Birchbox, and Beauty Army.

I do not subscribe, but other beauty bloggers who do have expressed disappointment with what they've received.

Do you subscribe to any of the beauty box subscription services?  What do you think?

Friday, April 06, 2012

Marc Jacobs Is Creating His Own Line Of Cosmetics With Sephora: are you interested?

Hollywood Life picks up a story from WWD that Marc Jacobs Is Creating His Own Line Of Cosmetics With Sephora.  He is following in the footsteps of fellow designer Tom Ford.   He had his first meeting only last week.  It's too soon to project a launch date.

Would you be interested in shopping Marc Jacobs' cosmetics line, when it's put on the market?