Category Archives: Beauty

Your goddamn rabbit outfit is not “couture”.

If you have never read gloria Steinem’s “A Bunny’s Tale”, you need to. NOW. While Steinem certainly has her flaws as a Major Feminist Thinker, the piece she wrote about working at the Playboy Club in New York City is … Continue reading

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Reading Between The Lines

Thank God for DeviantArt. While this image deals with the bad messages fed to teens, it’s all applicable to the type of messages featured on the cover of Cosmo. I now feel inspired to somehow find the time to do … Continue reading

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Day 23, Part Three: Matte Lipstick Done Right

Thanks to Brit, I didnt’ have to suffer through the ordeal of putting powder on my lips. But I did buy a tube of Lancome Color Design Lip Matte, in Corset (yes, I did buy it solely because of the … Continue reading

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Day 22, Part One: Adventures in Mad Matte Lipstick and More

I am tied up with finishing a PhotoShop assignment, but my good friend Brit has a guest post, on some horrible matte lipstick advice. xoxoxo Elena Greetings blogosphere! In case you haven’t figured it out, I’m the “lucky” friend that … Continue reading

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Day 21, Part Two: “I Wasn’t Blinded By Your Cleavage”

Well… What with PostSecret having a Cosmo-related postcard, and Jezebel writing  a response to one of Cosmo’s online articles, ERRBODY  BE GETTIN’ UP IN MY GRILL. My classy, classy grill. Okay, enough silly pictures. For the most part, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Day 20, Part Two: The Great Pumpkin Facial

There are some things in Cosmo that have to be shared with others. Standing around with pumpkin puree on your face is one of them. So I enlisted the help of my friends Meghan and Shelby to be my partners … Continue reading

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Day 20, Part One: Eyeshadow and eyeliner, school-spirit style

It is the much-promised makeup time! Today, I attempted to re-create the look featured on page 235 of the “Fall’s Sexiest Makeup” spread. Here’s how it looked in the magazine: And here’s how it looked in real life: I had … Continue reading

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