Reuniting with a perfume you loved years ago can be as disappointing as running into a high school crush. “I can’t believe I liked you. I thought you were cool?” How nerve-wracking then, to learn that Calyx, my late ’80s true fragrance love, is coming back into stores after a prolonged absence. Oh God, what if my taste then had sucked? What if I’d been tacky? [geek on]
We spooked reader Victoria with our smoothing-serum recommendations for silver hair. Don’t all of these products make grey hair yellow? she wondered. They are all yellow in colour.
Great question, Victoria, and very Beautygeek-ish of you. Welcome to the clan; you’re one of us. And rather than reply with a one-word answer, we have to say, well, it’s rather complicated. [geek on]
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]