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Check Out My New Site and Happy Halloween!

kim | 30 October, 2006 22:14

Don't worry, I'm not leaving this one. I'm just adding a new one. It's all about natural stuff. That and a few of my opinions. www.prettybynature.com

And as for you. If you are going as you, just a little bit sluttier this Halloween, make sure that your liquid liner is on straight, that you use black, not brown and that you splurge for the eyelash glue because even though the fake eyelashes say "self adhesive" they will sproing out at one end when you are wasted in the middle of the evening. These are the tips I gave the girl in the aisle (Marilyn Monroe costume, a stretch) of Duane's the other night. She said thank you. After she turned to go.

You're welcome.


I Wish I Had Pictures

kim | 29 October, 2006 21:43

Saturday I did a private client for Halloween that I did last year, too. This time I did her boyfriend as well and they looked unbelieable--a handsome devil and a slutty angel--and it was the most fun I've had in a long time. Sometimes? I wish it was Halloween every week. Or maybe I should go into special effects.

Tip: if you are using face paint and are going as a character that has one color around your entire face and ears, don't forget inside the ears, behind the ears and the lower hair line. Like those pictures of Lindsay Lohan and J.Lo where the forgot their self-tanner. Like that.


Bridal Secret

kim | 19 October, 2006 22:54

This weekend starts with tv, goes into a private client in the afternoon and then crescendoes into a bride on Saturday. I have not seen private client and I know tv is going to be super fun, but bride is going to be really fun.

I met said bride the other day and we picked up some touch up lipstick together. I don't do this for everyone, so don't get too excited. The combination we came up with was spectacular and I'm going to share it with you: All by MAC: Beurre lip pencil, Hug Me Lipstick and Flower Nectar (mmm hmm) Lustreglass. You have never seen a more delicious mouth.


The Right to Bear Veils

kim | 19 October, 2006 07:43

Do I approve of veils, burkhas and chardors? It's really none of my business. It's a personal, regligious matter that should be up to each woman who wants to wear one to decide. That's what our law and constitution says. This makes me sick.

The Right to Bear Veils

kim | 19 October, 2006 07:43

Do I approve of veils, burkhas and chardors? It's really none of my business. It's a personal, regligious matter that should be up to each woman who wants to wear one to decide. That's what our law and constitution says. This makes me sick.

Always on Duty

kim | 18 October, 2006 07:19

Why can I respond to my Saturday bride's email at 7:15? Because I've already been up since 4:30 with the kid and now he's exhausted so we were watching Care Bears on Youtube.com. They have everything there. And I'm so glamorous!

The Spirit and the Letter of the Law

kim | 17 October, 2006 05:36

Yesterday I went to the park with a friend I have not seen in a long time along with her beautiful daughter. Walking up the boulevard, I saw a woman whose makeup I've done before. She is mean. Like, unncessarily so. Like mention her name at another company and people roll their eyes. Like make everybody who she comes into contact with miserable. And so not powerful, either. But since I am committed this year not to indulge in the LaShon Hara. So you know what I did?

I eyed her like a rattlesnake, taking in her every move, and my friend watched me watch her. I noticed she was wearing full makeup or else her cheeks would be entirely red, I waited to see if she would recognize me and I watched her watch herself in the store windows. And then I rolled eyes, snorfled arrogantlly and my friend asked if I knew her. I said, pause, pause, yes, but I'm not induldging the LaShon Hara and I locked my lips and threw away the key.

Later, oddly, I saw a man from the same program who is one of the nicest guys in his business with his child and wife. I went on about how nice he was. And on.

So maybe in the letter of the law, but certainly not in the spirit of the law. I think I need to gossip so much because it makes me feel better. But why? At someone else's expense? Other people never deserve to have their character assasinated, and it really makes the gossiper weak. So, what do you do that is fun and feels good but is really bad for you and the other people on the planet? What if you refrained from it for just one day?

For this, I offer for your consideration, Mrs. Meyers Hand Wash and Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve.


FREE MASCARA IN NEW YORK

kim | 14 October, 2006 08:58

Dude,

Cover Girl wants you to trade in your old, clumpy mascara for a fabulous new Cover Girl, non-clumping one. I have not tried it yet, but I am a free-mascara-whore, and I don't care who knows it. But that's what I heard about you, too, so we're all in good company, right?

On October 18 they will be at CVS at 272 8th Avenue from 10-1 and on October 21 they will be at KMart at 770 Broadway from 3-6.

Nice! Let me know how you like it!


Brown and Back in the Saddle again

kim | 14 October, 2006 08:39

When I tell you that I got four hours sleep in two days, do you want to hear it? I guess everyone is so busy these days. The last two days were a doozy. However, I was completely and thoroughly excited to go get my four inches of gray taken care of at the Eva Scrivo Salon. I am someone who hates to pay for any kind of beauty products, but when I go there, I want to buy all the Bumble and Bumble hair stuff, the Mason Pearson brushes, the T. LeClerc sparkly lip glosses and all the head accessories. She has these new leather hairbands in pony with animal prints, new denim riding hats and those headbands which cover your ears but don't muss your hairdo. I didn't buy anything, but I did leave with the richest looking brown hair known to woman.


White Hot Avon

kim | 12 October, 2006 21:07

I just got a press release that Jillian Fink Dempsey is now going to be the color director of Avon. Have you ever seen that Delux Beauty line? Those amazing lip glosses? The hottest of the hot is now going to be more affordable than ever. And plus, she's married to McDreamy...She is an incredible makeup artist and she knows how to make totally hip completely wearable...this is one to watch!

White Hot Avon

kim | 12 October, 2006 21:07

I just got a press release that Jillian Fink Dempsey is now going to be the color director of Avon. Have you ever seen that Delux Beauty line? Those amazing lip glosses? The hottest of the hot is now going to be more affordable than ever. And plus, she's married to McDreamy...She is an incredible makeup artist and she knows how to make totally hip completely wearable...this is one to watch!

Fall Looks, 2006

kim | 12 October, 2006 03:46

Wow,

Itís been so long! I canít apologize enough. I could tell you why or I could just tell you that Iíve been functioning with one hand tied behind my back. That said, who really cares? Letís get down to the looks:

Neutral Look:
Hereís this new thing Iíve been doing: I take The Estee Lauder All Over Shimmer Powder (from their upcoming Holiday Collection in Platinum/Gold) and (after my concealer, ahem) dust it over my eyes and cheeks. This gives me a base illumination and makes my other makeup more sheer. I would have never done this, but I love this product, and I do it now. You will find this coming up in their Holiday collection. But if you canít wait, try Bobbi Brownís Shimmer Brick Compact in Gold ($38).

On the Gloss.com website, it specifies that youíre only allowed to order 4, max. Oy. Are you people that crazy?

I love the Estee Lauder Pure Color eye shadow in Ginger Drop ($17.50) paired with Narsí India Song eye shadow duo ($31). The ginger drop is a very warm neutral that works well with many different skin typesóI can attest to that after using it in some fashion shows as well as private clientsóas a base color. For the crease, use the brown from India Song or on the entire lid if you want a smokier look. As for the matte banana color? You can either put it down on the lid first and it will make the Ginger Drop sheerer and lighter, or you can just use it as a duo. But it might end up just being one of those colors you donít use that much. Or maybe you want to drop the Ginger Drop? Itís up to you. Put it this way, with three colors, you have lots of choices.

For the cheeks you can use one of two things: Serrato by Nars ($25), a golden-bronzey color that really skates blush and bronzer, and you can pair that with a dusting of Bobbi Brownís Apricot on the apple of your cheek ($20).

On the lips, Iím loving the Tom Ford (for Estee Lauder) Amber Spice ($35), from the Amber Nude Collection.

Unfortunately it will only be around until December. Estee Lauder lipsticks smell so great, though, the color and the fragrance and the packaging make it a very satisfying experience. And Iím using Elaborate lipglass by MAC ($14) over that.

This neutral look is such a crowd pleaser. I have never gotten so many happy faces looking back at themselves in mirrors when Iíve been done.

Red Mouth:
You know what? A satin red mouth looks great on movie stars, but it doesnít always look that great on everyone, all the time. The benefit to the focus being on the mouth is: you donít have to fuss with your eyes. (For better or worse: nightmare client scenario post forthcoming!) But itís easier to keep it sheer. So for a sheerer look I would recommend all of Bobbi Brownís new Sparkles and Rubies Collection. Holy moly, itís gorgeous. And selling like hot cakes.

If you are broke, or even if you are not, I love the Tropez red lip glosses. They are, like, $1.99 and they pool into an embossed rose at the bottom of the jar. Again, a satisfying packaging experience and the lip glosses are great: they are more pigmented than a gloss but not quite a lipstick and because they are in a pot, using them with your finger gives a thinner application. I love Cherry Blossom and Black Orchid and you can get them at Walgreens, so pretty.

If you must have a red lip this season, and some of us must, pick from one of five perfect reds from Besame ($18). They are in a semi-matte satin. The texture can only be described as weightless gravitas. If you want the full range for yourself, simply pick up their five-pack ($75).

The double-sided lip pencil is perfect for all of these colors, and perfect to have just in case ($24).

The cheeks you must wear with this is Oasis, by Nars ($25). Once you start with this, you will never want to put it down. It will last all winter into spring. Itís the perfect pinky-brown blush because the gold shimmer in it lays it down perfectly. It never streaks or looks inky/blotchy, which can happen to that genre of blushes.

Rock and Roll Eye:
Are you going to do this eye? Blackety, blackety black black black? Okay. If you do, line your eye with Bad Gal eyeliner by Benefit ($18) as far up as you want.

Now, this goes totally against the trend, but if youíre sitting there with black eyeliner all over your eye, why not add some sparkle? I, personally, have a tough time staying my hand when it comes to sparkle. So, Nars Night Breed ($21). An oldie but a great-ie.

Do a little Oasis on the cheeks and then for the finale? Viva Glam V lipglass ($14). Why not do something good when youíre being so bad? Rrowrrrr.



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