Lovely Lashes

Breaking news on the beauty front: Carrie Underwood is having a set of fake eyelashes custom made for her wedding day.  I know, stop your day, this is life changing news!

But, it did get me thinking about fake lashes and incorporating them into everyday life.  I wore a pair not too long ago for a Rockabilly show my hubby and I went to. It was kind of fun.  I’m lucky, my lashes are pretty good on their own, but the fake lashes gave them and extra oomph.

The girls in the Beauty Department at Glamour Magazine just wrote a series of blog posts about using fake lashes.  Their resolution was to wear fake lashes to every holiday party.  It was a great way to try them out.  Their posts also offer tips on how to wear them.

Wearing fake lashes everyday may not be realistic, but why not try them the next time you head out for a night on the town?

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Baby Steps to Strong, Natural Brows

My daughter has great eyebrows.  Sure, she’ll probably need to pluck them a bit when she’s older, but they are great eyebrows!

Clowning around, but check out my brows!

Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had perfect brows without all the work?  But, alas, we need to groom.  To help us out, Lucky Magazine’s Beauty Spy offers up the following tips to give us all brows *almost* as great as my baby girl’s.

– For a totally natural, beautifully defined effect, pluck only obvious strays below the brow bone
– Trim any errant hairs along the top with scissors
– Fill in sparse areas with a neutral shadow (pencil or powder)
– Finish with a holding gel or wax

Recommended products:

Benefit Brows-A-Go-Go Kit
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Fix
Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil
Mac Penultimate Brow Marker

Pretty Toes

There’s something about freshly painted toes… I instantly feel a bit more chic.

So, I wondered what’s the hot nail color right now?  Taupe. Lucky Magazine recommends OPI Nail Lacquer in Over the Taupe saying its “an amazing works-on-every-skin-tone shade: It gives pale skin a beautiful milkiness–and on darker skin tones, it becomes an elegant glossy neutral.

What about if you smudge that fresh polish? If polish is still wet, brush cuticle oil over the smudge and lightly smooth it out with your finger.  If the polish is dry, work it over with a nail buffer and put on a shiny top coat. (Tip courtesy of Glamour Mag‘s Columnist Andrea Pomerantz Lustig.  You can e-mail her with beauty questions at andrea@glamour.com)

On my toes: L’Oreal Creme Big Apple Red (#230)