Models and Men on Monday - Sometimes You Need a Gimmick

Monday, June 23, 2014


We don't usually look forward to Mondays (Yes, Sister, we know that every day is a blessing!) so the Man Crush Mondays (#MCM) sometimes lift the spirits. However, we humbly add our own beauty inspiration via our own #ModelMondays to get you inspired for the week ahead. We kick it off with natural beauty and French model Anaïs Mali and actor William Levy, whose trailer for the upcoming film Addicted was just released (and that we have already watched a dozen times).

The Review: Eve Lom Rescue Mask

Sunday, June 22, 2014



Just as I was about to do a write-up of how wonderfully my new facial regimen was working, I hopped on a flight to the United States, leaving half of my products behind (it was only for a few days!) and my skin went haywire. Whatever the cause (bad circulation on the plane? stress from travel? the hard water at my destination?), the result was noticeably more oily skin, a splash of acne, and the return of the flaky, scaly skin around my hairline that I thought I'd combatted in the winter.

As soon as I returned, I reached for the Eve Lom Rescue Mask that I'd been waiting to try. If anything qualified as a "rescue" moment, this was it.

Here's what I thought:

Consistency and Smell:
That I am starting off with this says a lot. This mask had the consistency and smell of a chicken-salad sandwich- no exaggeration. The masque is thick, white and chunky. Also, don't expect any perfume-y or even medicinal scent. It was extremely unpleasant and I couldn't wait for the mask to dry.

But...
The mask worked. I used it twice, once in the evening as soon as I arrived home and again the next day, applying a thick layer, leaving it on for about 20 minutes, then leaving rinsing with water and wiping with a towel. After the second application I went back to my normal regimen.

The mask was like a reset button with my pimples visibly smaller and my skin less oily. I slathered on my Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask along the hairline as an extra defense. So... it worked for me!

Bottom line:
The mask worked, but don't expect the at-home spa experience with the food-like smell and consistency. Considering the scent, I wouldn't definitely save this mask for emergencies only!

Eve Lom Rescue Mask, starts at $50

NYMag: Custom-Color Makeup Helps Stop Racism in Beauty

Sunday, June 15, 2014

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Grace Choi is ready to stage a beauty revolution that will cut through all of "the bullsh**" in the beauty industry. She told a group of shocked and awed participants as much last month, when she presented Mink, her 3-D printer for makeup (which she casually calls a "thingy-maker") at TechCrunch Disrupt, explaining "the beauty industry makes a whole lot of money on a whole lot of bullsh**." Choi then demonstrated how her printer could replicate an exact shade of pink eyeshadow seen in a Michelle Phan beauty tutorial, without the manufacturing processes or research and development or marketing of a beauty conglomerate.

Continue reading at New York. 

Celebrity Beauty Secrets: Isabel Toledo's lip, Carly Cushnie's curl enhancer, and more.

Monday, June 9, 2014

One of the most influential women in fashion, Isabel Toledo, is known for her signature red lip, as well as for styling First Lady Michelle Obama. According to the New York Times, her red lipstick is courtesy of Chanel.

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Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour in 99 Pirate

And speaking of Michelle Obama, her glowing skin is credited to facials from Citrine Salon and Spa in Maryland, specifically by Esthetician Joelle Lee. 


Citrine Salon and Spa

Notice that wonderful orange-y blush in all of Naomi's photos? It's due to NARS' Taj Mahal blush (a Prime favorite), which was created specifically for her.

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NARS' Taj Mahal Blush
Carly Cushnie, of Cushnie et Ochs, is known not only for her work as part of a style duo that has styled everyone from Alicia Keys to Karlie Kloss, but also her edgy cut.  Cushnie uses Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream to Style her tresses.
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Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream

Current it-girl and soloist for the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has been riding a wave recent press. In addition to her talent (even though she was a late bloomer, starting ballet at the age of 13), Misty has earned kudos for her frank discussion of body issues within ballet and for being the first African-American soloist at ABT. Copeland moisturizes at night with Clinique's Moisture Surge Overnight Mask.
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Clinique's Moisture Surge Overnight Mask
To enhance gorgeous day-to-night smoky eye, designer Rachel Roy uses Estée Lauder Turbolash mascara.
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Estée Lauder Turbo Lash Mascara
Jada Pinkett Smith credits her Carol's Daughter Lisa's Hair Elixir with helping retain her hair length at its longest.

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Carol's Daughter Lisa's Hair Elixir Restoring Hair Oil















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