Recently I had one of those rare nights to go out dancing (I leave husband at home because no one wants to watch that dancefloor frightfest'?¦sorry honey). A new club had opened downtown, so we went to check it out. I was greeted by booming beats and a fun dance area full of black lights. Beside the fact that they turned my orange dress to a not-so-pretty drab green, I thought it was so much fun. Yes, I was channeling my inner college-aged rave party-goer. We all have one in us.
When I was done being fascinated by my chameleon dress, the fact that my teeth have never looked whiter, and how my entrance stamp only showed up in the club and not in the bathroom, my mind was spinning. Yes, I'??m like a small child and fascinated by silly things.
So I asked myself (and now I'??m asking you), why does beauty have to be always serious? Of course during a business meeting or anniversary dinner you wouldn'??t want a big ole makeup mess, but how about a night out with the girls? During a Halloween party? A NYE shindig where sparkles fit in better than navy eyeliner?
I wish I had had Make Up For Ever'??s Fluo Night Black Light Pigment. It has extra-fine fluorescent pigments, so it remains invisible to the naked eye during the day but then when you hit a UV black light'?¦bam!...it immediately glows. Fluo Night can be worn alone on the face and body or you can mix it into your glosses or lip sticks, set it on top of your eyeshadow. You can make your makeup chic or campy. You can even write hidden messages across your forehead...although I'm not sure why you would do this. Maybe the next GNO.
Make Up For Ever'??s Fluo Night Black Light Pigment is available for $31 at Sephora stores.
I'??ve been using hair powders for years. Ever since Bumble & Bumble's caught my eye (which I still use on lazy days), I'??ve been shaking on the hair helper. These products absorb oil, so you can wash less frequently. Perfect for those days where tending to your hair is the last on your list of things to do.
So you have got2b kidding that somehow I'??ve been living without this little gem'??Powder'??ful Volumizing Styling Powder from European hair powerhouse got2b. It took a little while to for this product to get over here from across the pond, but stateside locks are now loving this shake-on, poof-up powder.
Just shake a bit of the white crystals onto your palm, rub the powder to oblivion (it disappears, but it'??s still there'?¦trust me) and then rub into your dry '??do. The weightless micro-particles texturize for a radical root lift in 10 seconds. It doesn'??t absorb oil like my coveted powders do, but this is perfect for adding a little volume during holiday season'??s go-go-go schedule. I'??m thinking keeping in your purse for holiday parties (bad weather, be damned). Or when you have to pop up and go for some pre-dawn Black Friday shopping (who has time to shower when there are 3am deals to be had).
Five Tips for the Perfect Pumpkin Patch Visit
It's that time of the year again...pumpkin patch time! While I love a nice Pumpkin Spice Latte as much as the next fall lovin' girl...for me, the season is all about spending time with my family...and hopefully that time is spent outside as much as possible. If you're headed out ...read more
Perfect for Fall Pumpkin Spice Dirt Bomb Recipe
Get your pumpkin spice fix with this tasty dirt bomb recipe. Unlike fried donuts, this recipe is a little lighter and, since no hot oil is involved, a lot less messy. These dirt bombs, or baked donuts, are irresistible cakey muffins that are spiked with nutmeg and ginger, and ...read more
Save Money at a Ski Swap
Are the slopes in your future? If you want to save money on ski gear, consider a ski swap. A swap is a great way to buy and sell used equipment. Most swaps consist of a variety of gear, from brand new to used skis and snowboards to skis; from poles to boots to bindings and ...read more
One thing that'??s I like about this powder is that it'??s invisible. Read: it won'??t color your scalp like some color-specific hair powders do. The only caveat is that you must make sure that the powder is completely crushed by your hands or you'??ll look like you have dandruff. That would be a true bumble.
got2b'??s Powder'??ful Volumizing Styling Powder is available for $5.99 at drugstores nationwide.
As Godfather of Soul once sang'?¦ 'you got to use just what you got to get just what you want.' He happened to be talking about hot pants. I however just want long lashes.
With an October launch, L'??OrÃ©al Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara gives me just what I want.
It has actual undetectable fibers in it'?¦long ones to lengthen, shorter ones to amp up the volume (a concept that seems to be a theme with this week'??s Beauty & Beyond). They'??re super fine nylon and rayon creations that are the same formulas as false lashes. Instead of your having to glue them up, they nicely and gently adhere to your natural lashes. Each lash is enveloped root to tip. Since cakey spider eyes are never your MO, they also put in carnauba and rice bran waxes to prevent flaking or crumbling. This way your lashes stay true.
Completely ignoring Mr. Brown'??s advice, stay tuned for my faux lash report next, but until then you'??ll have to do the best you can with your own lashes.
L'??OrÃ©al Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara is available for $9.99 at drugstores.
Cheryl Fenton is a Boston-based freelance writer, who writes beauty, fashion and fitness for Boston Common, Stuff and Glamour magazines,
as well as her own EasyPeasyBlog.com.
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