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is the bliss pout-o-matic lip polisher just another battery operated gadgetThink back to your last really good make-out session with a boy you liked. Afterwards your lips felt all soft and tingly, right? Then there’s the Bliss Pout-O-Matic, a new power lip-polishing gadget that looks like it should get lips into just-kissed shape fast. I like anything that has a brand promise that includes “o-matic” so keep that bias in mind. [geek on]


Bliss Grapefruit + Aloe Soapy Suds body wash and Body ButterOn my first business trip to New York forever ago, I stayed at the W in Union Square. That’s where I first met Bliss products. Before I get to Bliss Grapefruit + Aloe, I should tell you my favourite shampoo and conditioner remain the Bliss Super Shine Lemon + Sage I first tried back then. Now that Sephora no longer sells them, I order them online from Soap and Water in Oakville, Ontario. This is super annoying. I hope Sephora starts to sell them again soon (hint hint). [geek on]


Tangle Teezer bristles Let’s talk about this Tangle Teezer detangling brush thing, now that it’s slowly becoming more accessible in Canada. I have fine hair that looks like it needs to be brushed about 20 minutes after I brush it. [geek on]


Batiste Dry Shampoo vs Marc Anthony 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo“Tried and true” means having a product that you can rely on to deliver consistent results again and again, especially under pressure. For someone who spends a lot of time trying new beauty products but who doesn’t love change, this can be a challenge. It’s actually hard for me to break routine and try something new when it really matters. Then one day, I traded my go-to Batiste Dry Shampoo for Marc Anthony Dry Shampoo. [geek on]


blushI didn’t like Almay Smart Shade Powder Blush when I tried it for the first time. I could barely see it on my skin. Then the head Beautygeek gave me her advice: try wearing more, dummy. Well, she never says “dummy” but I think it’s implied. So I wore more. More of the shade Pink. [geek on]


Revlon nail stickers_Revlon by Marchesa_Marchesa couture gownsFilm producer Harvey Weinstein wants you to buy nail stickers. Marchesa-gowned starlets have swanned down red carpets for several awards seasons now. Next month, you too can have a little piece of the couture fashion label, at least for a little while. Revlon by Marchesa is a new limited-edition collection of 3D jewel nail art appliqués featuring intricate, signature designs by Marchesa, of which Weinstein’s wife Georgina Chapman is a co-founder. [geek on]


John Travolta_Oscars 2013_backstageDear John Travolta: [geek on]


Joseph Gordon-Levitt_Oscars 2013_red carpetFor young Hollywood, tying a bow tie is the equivalent of knowing how to use Excel when you’re a young person in business. [geek on]

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85th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsYou might think that H&M means hair and makeup, but in The Sessions’ Helen Hunt’s case, it actually stands for H&M — the place she got her gown. [geek on]


Kristen Stewart_headshot_OscarsSnow White and the Huntsman 2 star Kristen Stewart arrived on the red carpet looking like she’d just rolled out of bed. Or possibly [geek on]