July 2012 Archives
You know those products that are probably sitting around your house—or maybe your parents’ house—without you giving any thought to them in years? Well, maybe it’s time to take a second look, especially when it comes to Vaseline Petroleum Jelly.
I recently picked up a tube of this that was laying around my mom’s house, and I have to say, I was totally amazed at how many beauty-related things it could do. The two that really spoke to me, though, are these:
1) It works as a fantastic lip balm! It softens and smooths even the most chapped lips instantly.
2) It moisturizes dry knees and elbows! Mine tend to be super ashy and scaly, but with a couple days of rubbing Vaseline on them? Like a baby’s bottom.
And the best part? It’s under $5! What could be better?
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly retails for $3.09 at diapers.com.
Up first? Brightly hued eye makeup. We’re talking green and blue, sure … but it’s going so much further than that this season. Think red, think orange, think yellow, think the entire color wheel and the entire rainbow! From Moschino Cheap and Chic and Vivienne Westwood Red Label to Miu Miu and Rebecca Taylor, eyes were the focus on the runways. This look definitely isn’t for the faint of heart, but it is a ton of fun with only a couple sweeps of an eyeshadow brush.
To get the look, try these eyeshadows!
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow
We especially love the bright purple, turquoise and orange shades of this creamy gel formula.
$6.99 each at drugstore.com
NYX Single Eyeshadow in Cherry
If you really want to make a statement, there’s no bolder color than red. And why should this color be restricted to your lips and tips?
$5 at nyxcosmetics.com
M.A.C Electric Eel Eyeshadow
This super-bright turquoise is a cult favorite for a reason. The satin finish is unbelievably pigmented and makes your eyes the focal point of any room.
$15 at maccosmetics.com
NARS Rated R Eyeshadow Duo
What could be better than one bright shadow? How about two? This palette contains a shimmering chartreuse and electric cobalt that will both really make your eyes pop—and are extremely versatile.
$34 at barneys.com
Runway photos via style.com.
Rose Byrne teamed her white Valentino dress with bold red nails for the premiere of Damages.
Burlesque queen Dita von Teese paired her signature red lip with equally red nails, which looked super glamorous with her black fit-and-flare dress in Paris.
Singer Jessie J is no stranger to bold fashion and beauty looks, and teaming bright red nails with her pajama-inspired black and white ensemble is just so fun and kitschy.
For the premiere of her new movie, Savages, Blake Lively brought the drama with red nails and a sexy Zuhair Murad couture gown.
All full-length photos via peoplestylewatch.com. Rose Byrne closeup photo via redcarpet-fashionawards.com.
For starters, this brand just creates such cool colors and sets. We want every single one! But the Runway set really spoke to us, because the 8 colors are just so unbelievably gorgeous.
The 8 colors here definitely span the color wheel. Red, orange, yellow, green, you name it, you’ll find it here. And they all come in fabulous names like Orange Crush and Mint Tea Shimmer. Each polish is chip-resistant, super glossy and opaque in 1-2 coats.
Plus, they’re all adorable minis—so we have a much better chance of actually finishing the bottles!
The New Black Runway Color Barometer 8-Piece Nail Polish Set retails for $32 at sephora.com.