Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and, if you’re already feeling the sting of Cupid’s arrow, then channel your amorous sentiments via a perky manicure like the one I created above.
If you’re always looking for fun ways to create custom nail art, you may have heard the term “water marbling,” one of the most buzzed-about techniques among lacquer hoarders, DIY manicurists, and beauty junkies alike.
In the beauty arena, Amazonian Clay is buzzing harder than an overzealous “Press Your Luck” contestant — and no one has quite explored the benefits of this skin refining ingredient as thoroughly as eco-friendly makeup line Tarte Cosmetics, releasing such “best in show” products as their Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Illuminating Serum, Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush (I swear by the Amused, Exposed, and Dollface shades), and emphasEYES Waterproof Amazonian Clay Cream Eyeshadow.
The countdown to 2012 has officially begun and, unlike all the doomsday prophets and fatalistic ramblers who predict the world coming to an abrupt end (and not in the beautiful manner Lars Von Trier imagined for his film Melancholia), I believe the new year will unfold much like any other year: with the promise of new and exciting horizons, with the possibility for enlightenment and personal growth, with the dream of soul-stirring connections, and the reality that disappointments and hindrances will surface alongside triumphs and successes.
Happy Thanksgiving, readers!
Envision a palacial space housing a ballroom with resplendent wooden floors, chandeliers dripping with teardrop-shaped faceted crystals hanging from the ceiling, and marble columns arranged in neat rows along the room, adding a Grecian, aristocratic air to the opulent space.
After toying with notions of light and movement with its Spring/Summer 2010 collection, Illamasqua’s Creative Director Alex Box has now gone in the opposite direction, crafting a fall/winter collection that’s rife with a sinister sense of seduction.
Forget soft smokey eyes — this season, we’re going into more dramatic, intense territory, with sooty lids that nod to ’80s excess (think Joan Collins in Dynasty) while incorporating a slightly goth, vampirical feel.