Monday, November 22, 2010

Red Lipstick

I love red lipstick.

No, that wasn't emphatic enough. I want to bring it home to meet my parents, but mostly I want to take it out, get it a little tipsy and feel it up at a bar, then take it home, marry it and live together forever.

It's like a push up bra for your face. With one swipe you go from being ho-hum to bam! You skin looks smoother, your eyes brighter, your teeth whiter. I'm certain it's a cure all, much like classic red nail polish and perfect pair of black pumps or a black pencil skirt. It's the answer to everything, I'm sure of it.

And people will treat you differently. You'll get winked at in the post office line, your coffee paid for by the mysterious fellow ahead of you at the coffee shop. Bus seats clear. The skies open. Your luck will change, I'm serious.

I'm currently in love with the color sensation from Maybelline. Red Revival. I like the packaging, I like the texture and color, and I like that it's only $5.50 for a tube. I bought a really pretty red from lancome for $22, but it's not as perfectly pinuppy retro as this one for a quarter the price. Try it, I dare you.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ruffled Anthro/Urban Shower Curtain

Apartment Therapy has up a tutorial hacking the infamous ruffled Anthropologie/ Urban Outfitters shower curtain. At $118 and $68 dollars respectively, it goes to show how a little ingenuity will save you some bucks.

The Apartment Therapy tutorial uses a bedsheet and the ruffles from thrift store shams, but you could just as easily make your own ruffles of lace or fabric coordinating with your existing bathroom, and invest a little more time.