Sex and the City Quotes Thursday, Mar 21 2013 


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“When you’re young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun. Then, you grow up and learn to be cautious. You could break a bone or a heart. You look before you leap and sometimes you don’t leap at all because there’s not always someone there to catch you. And in life, there’s no safety net. When did it stop being fun and start being scary?”

~Carrie Bradshaw
Sex and the City

Carrie Bradshaw Quotes Thursday, May 24 2012 


Don’t I know about buying the preggo test, actually bought three just to be sure…

Carrie (Purchasing a pregnancy test): Which kind do I get?
Miranda: Here. This one’s on sale — half-off.
Carrie: I just spent $395 on a pair of open-toed Guccis last week. This is not the place to be frugal.

~Carrie Bradshaw
Sex & the City

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Jerseylicious Quotes Wednesday, May 23 2012 


Oh Gigi…

I think that Frankie’s different when his hair isn’t done. When he doesn’t have gel in his hair, he’s sensitive. And when he does have gel in his hair he’s very tough and masculine. He’s like Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde – Gigi

~Jerseylicious

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Carrie Bradshaw Quotes Tuesday, May 22 2012 



Carrie: No matter who broke your heart, or how long it takes to heal, you’ll never get through it without your friends

~Carrie Bradshaw
Sex & the City

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Karen Walker Quotes Monday, May 21 2012 


Love this woman…

Karen:Honey, youre simple, youre shallow, and youre a common whore, thats why were soul mates!
Jack:Kare, youre my best friend in the whole world!

~Karen Walker
Will & Grace

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How You Should Really Wash Your Face Friday, May 18 2012 


As you all know I’m a beauty product whore, the more the merrier I say. Men never understand our beauty rituals but if you educate them on this subject, he will be part of the beauty phase as long as its labeled “For Men Products”. This is so true, my ex boyfriend would watch me with my lotions and potions to a cleaner face, younger skin, and make up application. He would ask why do I go through all this, does it really help your skin. Well, the answer is YES, to all questions, I have never washed my face with a bar of soap nor have I not gone a day without applying moisturizer to my face under my make up.
The basics to all this is to always begin with a clean face (when you prepare and taste food have a clean pallet or paint a portrait use a clean sketch) here are some tips for cleansing your pretty face.

How You Should Really Wash Your Face

When it comes to facial cleansing, there are two schools of thought: old-fashioned soap-and-water or every-bell-and-whistle-at-the-beauty-counter. Turns out, neither is right.
By Gina Way
Marie Claire June 2012

J. Muckle/Studio D
Most of us assume that cleansing is a task so basic it can be accomplished even when you’re completely exhausted or slightly tipsy — which, of course, it can. But with all the latest options (lotions, milks, foaming mousses, oils, wipes, motorized brushes) and antiaging ingredients to consider, there’s a lot more to it than soap and water, says Dr. Doris Day, NYC dermatologist and author of Forget the Facelift. “With so many sophisticated, gentle cleansers that won’t strip the skin, using the right one allows moisturizing and antiaging products to absorb more effectively.” Clearly, an old-school splash and scrub won’t do. Here, the new rules for getting your freshest face.

Myth 1: WASH AND GO It’s more of a two-step process. “Remove your makeup before you wash your face,” says Montclair, New Jersey, derm Dr. Jeanine Downie. “Many cleansers can’t take off concealer or foundation completely, especially around the eyes and nose.” Use an oil-based cream, an emollient wipe, or a cleansing oil to dissolve stubborn sunscreen and makeup. Follow with lukewarm water and a dime-size amount of cleanser (look for the ingredients cocamidopropyl betaine or caprylic triglyceride, which are sulfate-free surfactants) on your fingers or a clean, damp washcloth. Rinse and dry with a soft paper towel if you’re acne-prone.

Myth 2: WASH TWICE A DAY While the jury is still out on how often to cleanse (every a.m. and p.m. or just once at night), all derms agree that over-washing can lead to irritation and a lack of moisture. The rule is to use common sense: Always wash your face after a workout to prevent breakouts, and wash excessively oily skin morning and night. For very dry or sensitive skin, stick to cleansing once daily in the evening.

Myth 3: CLOSE YOUR PORES Sorry, folks, but you can skip rituals like massaging your face to increase circulation or splashing with cold water to “close” your pores. “Pores don’t open and close,” says Downie. In fact, extreme hot or cold can exacerbate problems like rosacea and redness. That said, mild steam can help soften hardened oil in pores, so it’s never a bad idea to cleanse in the shower. And “while it feels nice, massage doesn’t do much,” adds Downie. “Exercise is what boosts your circulation.”

Myth 4: BUY CLEANSER ACCORDING TO SKIN TYPE No matter what kind of skin you have, make sure the ingredients list doesn’t contain fragrance, which can be irritating; parabens (potentially toxic preservatives); or harsh soap (it’s drying). “If a cleanser fits that bill, the formula itself [cream, lotion, foaming, etc.] is more a matter of personal preference,” says NYC dermatologist Dr. Brad Katchen. Of course, people with dry skin may prefer formulas with added moisturizers, like glycerin or shea butter. And “if you have oily skin, you might want a foaming wash that leaves skin feeling superclean,” says Day.

Myth 5: SCRUB TO EXFOLIATE AND SMOOTHA salicylic- or glycolic-acid cleanser is gentler and more effective than grainy scrubs, and both offer antiaging benefits and help prevent breakouts. Alternate with your regular wash (start with three times a week), and adjust depending on how your skin is looking and feeling.

Myth 6: USE TONER “An alcohol-based toner strips off natural oils,” explains Day. Not good. “Gentle toners calm the skin and balance pH levels, but with the right cleanser, you don’t really need this step.” Love the feeling anyway? Choose gentle, alcohol-free versions.

Myth 7: BRUSH YOUR SKIN TO A GLOW EVERY DAY “A brush removes oil, dirt, and dead skin better than your hands can, and it’s less aggressive than most exfoliating cleansers or scrubs,” says Day. “But it’s not something you have to use every night, especially if you’re also applying ingredients like retinoids or acids. Too much exfoliation can cause inflammation.” Basically: Use, but use sparingly. (Right now we’re obses-sed with Clarisonic’s new acne-cleansing brush head, below.) To keep your brush bacteria-free, rinse and air-dry after use. Oh, and hey, clean freak, like you do with your Brita, replace the brush head every three months.

Myth 8: SPEND A FORTUNE Save your pricier ingredients, like retinol or antioxidants, for leave-on products instead of washing them down the drain. “They’re most effective when they stay concentrated on the skin,” says Katchen.

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Karen Walker Quotes Friday, May 18 2012 


This woman is my idol, she is everything I want!

I haven’t felt this emotionally raw and exposed since Penthouse published those photos of me and Vanessa Williams.

~Karen Walker
Will & Grace

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8 Do’s and Don’ts of At-Home Waxing Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow Thursday, May 17 2012 


8 Do’s and Don’ts of At-Home Waxing
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

By Diana Vilibert
Marie Claire June 2012

PHOTO CREDIT: KATJA GOVORUSHCHENK

Skip the salon for your monthly wax and save some cash for a new bikini with an at-home wax kit. We asked VEET Esthetician Anna Stankiewicz for her insider tips on baring all:

1. DO start with legs if you’ve never given yourself a wax before—you’ll have a good view of what your doing, and the skin is a little tougher, decreasing the odds that you fall off the edge of the bathtub in pain after pulling off the first wax strip.

2. DON’T attempt a Brazilian wax by yourself—you won’t be able to see what you’re doing as well as a professional, and an obstructed view and hot wax are not a good combination.

3. DO apply tooth numbing cream in the area you plan to wax about half an hour prior to your session. It will temporarily numb the skin, making the experience a little less painful.

4. DON’T moisturize right before the wax.

5. DO soak up moisture with baby powder, which will allow the wax to adhere to your hair better.

6. DON’T pull at the hair every which way. Make sure you’re pulling the wax strip against the grain of hair growth.

7. DO exfoliate and moisturize after waxing to smooth skin and to remove any wax residue.

8. DON’T go over the same area more than three times–you will irritate the skin and increase your odds of ingrown hairs.

Ready to go bare? Try these…
VEET Salon Line Ready to Use Wax Strips
NAIR Salon Divine Body Wax Kit
SALLY HANSEN Express Wax Hair Removal Kit For Face & Body

Read more: How To Wax – At-Home Wax Tips – DIY Waxing – Marie Claire

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Jerseylicious Quotes Thursday, May 17 2012 


Jerseylicious cast has some bright comedians on their show…

About her breast implants:
Briella – “it’s saline. It’s like water. Like somebody went to the ocean and…it’s more sanitary than that. Touch ’em.”
Olivia – “you think we can hear the ocean?”

~Jerseylicious

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The 10 Commandments of Lipstick Wednesday, May 16 2012 


I find it interesting how as a teenager I was a lipstick whore. I had so many colors to choose from to match my outfits. But then as I got older I changed my tune and started wearing gloss or matte lipstick. Today, I can probably look in my purse and have the following: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, Maybelline Baby Lips, Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss (wet cranberry), Benefit Ultra Shine (nudie-tude), MAC Sheen Supreme (new temptations), and lastly Napolean Perdis Lip Stain & Plumper (moon- my most favorite). I can honestly say that #6 was never even a beauty “yes”, ever! So if you’re like me check out “The 10 Commandments of Lipstick”…

The 10 Commandments of Lipstick:

Step aside, gloss. Lipstick is back in a big way, making mouths look strong, rich, and thoroughly refined. Here, the rules for doing lipstick right, right now.

BY JULIE GIUSTI AND ALYSSA KOLSKY HERTZIG
Allure 2012

1. START FRESH
Start fresh. Exfoliate lips once or twice a week (Cantello uses a mix of salt and almond oil), then follow with balm. (We love EOS Lip Balm Smooth Sphere.)

2. AVOID TOO MUCH SPARKLE
“Shimmer can look cheap,” says makeup artist Troy Surratt. Look for lipsticks with a creamy finish. “Light reflection should come from moisture in the formula, not metallic pigments,” he says. Two hydrating options: Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick and Clinique Butter Shine Lipstick.

3. FIND THE RIGHT BRIGHT
Choose a bright shade based on your lips’ natural color—not your skin tone. Women with pale lips look best in cherry red or coral; for naturally reddish lips, try hot pink, orange, or cranberry; for dark lips, brick red and burgundy are ideal. Try Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in 01 (for pale lips), M.A.C. Lustre Lipstick in Lustering (for reddish lips), or L’Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge in Bold Bordeaux (for dark lips).

4. LOOK GOOD NUDE
The prettiest nude lip color is slightly brighter or deeper than your skin tone. If you’re pale, look for something with a hint of pink, like Burberry Beauty Lip Cover in Nude Rose. Those with yellow or olive undertones or dark skin look best with sandy beiges, like CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor in Delish.

5. AVOID THE VAMPIRE EFFECT
Blue- or black-based shades that are too dark can be severe, aging, and even a little scary. Look for lipsticks with berry undertones instead. (Try Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick in Wild Winterberry or Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lip Colour in Burgundy Lustre SPF 18.

6. DON’T WORRY ABOUT LINER
Liner is no longer a must—today’s lipsticks don’t bleed,” says Surratt. To enhance your Cupid’s bow or add symmetry, use a pencil that matches your lips, not your lipstick.

7. SOFTEN THE EDGES
Careful application is good; clinical precision isn’t. Just smudge the border of your lips slightly.

8. START IN THE MIDDLE
When applying any shade of lipstick, start at the center of lips and blend color out toward the corners of your mouth. (Never apply it directly to the corners of your mouth—it will look clownish.)

9. DON’T OVERDO IT
Prevent a strong lipstick shade from looking heavy by swiping it on just your bottom lip, pressing lips together, and using your finger to distribute the color over your mouth.

10. BLOT, BLOT, BLOT
To make your lipstick last longer, apply it straight from the tube, blot with a tissue, then swipe it on again. “Blotting will create a base, and the second coat adds shine and coverage,” says Surratt.

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