CND Holiday 2014 Gilded DreamsCND has 3 new shade offerings for Holiday 2014 and they’re launching in both Vinylux and Shellac. Oh, and I have the fall 2014 Modern Folklore collection for you to look at too! [geek on]


how to build a custom palette_mac cream colour palette_Melissa GibsonCustomizable systems à la Inglot, MAC, Make Up For Ever, Yaby and Mary Kay — even Artdeco and Revlon’s Shadowlinks — are an opportunity to design your ultimate makeup palette. But when you’re faced with a colour-happy array of shades and endless combinations, how do you choose your best options without losing your mind? Consult a professional, of course, one who knows colour and who knows how to combine them to build a custom makeup palette you’ll use. [geek on]


Inglot Toronto_via beautyandthebrowsCosmetics brand Inglot, founded 30 years ago in Poland by a cosmetic chemist named Wojciech Inglot, is celebrating the grand opening of its first second Toronto store on September 20th, 2014. Known for its build-your-own-palette Freedom system, expansive shade selection and its breathable O2M nail polish, Inglot has set up shop at 19 Dundas Square. [geek on]


MAC Rocky Horror Polishes Fall 2014MAC Cosmetics is celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a whole collection of beautiful things that also includes two stunning polishes. Guess what part I’ma show you today! C’mon! Guess! [geek on]


John Travolta hair black and hair with greyOne of the most aging things an older man can do to himself is dye his grey(ing) hair too dark — facial hair, too. Immediately John Travolta springs to mind, right? That he was just at TIFF sporting improbable boot-black hair and beard makes it easy to think of him first. Plus, this isn’t a new thing to say about Travolta’s hair. I just feel the need to talk about it now because I saw The Forger at TIFF last week, and his grey-streaked movie hair looked so much better. [geek on]


Estee Lauder Dream Pink_Estee Pure Color Longlasting Lipstick in Dream PinkLimited-edition lip shades are a tad frustrating if you fall in love with them, aren’t they? How many times have you become so obsessed with a colour that you’ve used it all up and there isn’t a replacement to buy? GAH. The only solution is to buy a back-up as soon as you realize you can’t live without the one you love. Estee Lauder Pure Color Longlasting Lipstick in Dream Pink may well be one of those shades. [geek on]


TIFF media lounge_Tarte Amazonian Clay powder blushIf, for any random reason, you might have wondered what a media lounge is, I can tell you. It’s a tucked-away room at an event venue, and it’s usually quipped with electrical outlets, a table or two, maybe even some laptops secured to said table, and some chairs, maybe a couch. Probably there’s coffee, water, perhaps soft drinks. It’s a room set up so journalists covering the event have a place to recharge iPhones, check emails between guest-of-honour interviews, then sit, write fast and file a story, asap. TIFF media lounges are a bit different. Okay, a lot different. Lemme show you. [geek on]


essie-winter-2014-shadesHey Essie fans, the Essie Winter 2014 nail polish lineup is due out next month! Sneak peeks at the collection, called Essie Jiggle Hi/Jiggle Low, are just starting to hit online so you can pin images to your Pinterest “October Wants” board. [geek on]


LOreal Paris Professionel Wild Stylers Next Day Hair post_French Girl Hair_Lea Seydoux_colourApparently the reason fashionable Parisians have piecey, undone hair is that they wash with mineral-heavy tap water that never rinses completely away. For the rest of us, there is L’Oreal Professionel Wild Stylers Next Day Hair. [geek on]


Avon Polish Fall 2014Avon polish makes me happy. Every once in a while it lands in my lap and it always brings a smile. They pump lots of dough into their R&D so you just know that whatever trend they’re following, they’re gonna do it right. They haven’t disappointed me yet. Wanna see? [geek on]