It’s embarrassing walking into a hip hotel with a suitcase plastered in Hello Kitty stickers, looking like I’ve inadvertently grabbed some poor kid’s bag instead of my own. But I have a really valid reason, not just a passion for cartoon felines. [geek on]
Interior designers love to say “doorknobs are jewelry for your house.” Beautygeeks believe “dish liquid is perfume for your sink.” [geek on]
There are two kinds of women in the world: girls who grew up dreaming of their wedding dress and the ones who imagined the day they’d wear a velvet gown to an embassy ball.
For those of us who wanted the ball gown, the dresses in Thierry Mugler’s Angel ads were a revelation. Futuristic, intergalactic goddess-wear, designed by the seriously off-the-rails fantasist himself (with the exception of a gown Eva Mendes once wore), they are beautiful, revealing and for the most part, totally unwearable in the real world. [geek on]
Sometimes you have to be bad. Especially when your boss tells you to be bad. [geek on]
We’ll never look like Canadian supermodel Jenna Earle (those eyes! those cheekbones!) but we now have the secret to her dewy glow. [geek on]
Let me share my favourite way to amuse myself when I’m out doing errands: [geek on]
It may be sweltering outside, but if you’re getting on a plane any time soon, you know they’ll be blasting the a/c on your flight. So how do you prevent your teeth from chattering and your lips from turning blue? [geek on]
beauty foods not only taste good, but they act like
supercharged, almost magical anti-agers
Hearing someone say that their grayish veggie burger is satisfying and delicious often sounds as believable as a person wincing in high heels while insisting, “no, they’re really comfortable.”
Please. [geek on]
“The bigger the bag, the more stuff you’ll jam into it”
– universal law of tote bags
When you’re zooming from work to the gym to drinks with the girls or dinner with the boy, a well-stocked tote bag is your best traveling companion. But what’s essential and what’s just a space-hog?
We asked Sidney Sproule of Clean Slate Organizing to help identify must-haves that don’t require pulling a wheelie suitcase behind you daily. [geek on]
We live through winter dreaming of hot summer days, but when the humidity comes, we hide indoors, dashing from air-conditioned car to office to mall and back again. That is no way to live. [geek on]
If you’ve ever sprinkled baby powder on your roots as substitute dry shampoo or shaved your legs with conditioner instead of aerosol foam, you can call yourself a Beauty MacGyver. But it’s the makeup artists under the gun at a fashion show or on-set that create the most innovative Beauty MacGyver moments. These are the frontline heroes of the beauty world and we salute them. And then we copy their moves.
First up — Beauty MacGyver Master Class with LA-based celebrity makeup pro Joanna Schlip: [geek on]
The only thing worse than a bad fake tan is a bad fake tan on a man. [geek on]
While Janine is away, Cranky Beauty Pants and I are holding down the fort here at BeautyGeeks HQ, testing products, buying ourselves extravagant gifts at Dealuxe and Gilt with the company credit card, and making Staff fix us complicated cocktails (all
admin assistants interns should know how to make a Stinger or a Rusty Nail).
But mostly, we’re complaining about the cold and what it does to our complexions. [geek on]
More than once, I’ve left the house thinking I look like this, [geek on]