Website Review: Glo at MSN.com

What: Glo.msn.com — do we really need another style/beauty/living/relationship website? Angela does some clicking around to find out. The Lowdown: Launched this month, MSN calls “Glo” an “innovative new site” that gives women style, beauty and lifestyle information with the look and feel of a “beautiful magazine.” This means they’re still trying to bridge that […]

The Birth of the Jegging (Jeans +Legging)

We can argue over whether jean leggings are truly leggings or just REALLY skinny jeans, but….however you define them they’re a hot trend for spring (okay, you can call them jeggings if you wish, but we’re going to resist). We like them for both their retro 80s fabulousness and their potential to make our legs […]

25 Reasons You Shouldn’t Spend More than $75 on Your Prom Dress

There are several reasons you SHOULD NOT spend more than $75 (if you can more than $50) on your prom dress. You’ll probably only wear it once. The memory of the dress will only live in photos in your mom’s living room. Unless you turn into one of those people who wear their high school […]

Cute Cheap Bridal Shoes

Lulu Townsend Valentine Platform Pump

Let’s face it, using the word “cheap” in the same sentence as “my wedding” seems like a big fat wedding don’t because, well, it sounds so crass. Reality check: cheap is good. With wedding budgets getting tighter and tighter (thanks economy!) saving a buck where you can only makes sense. Take, for instance, cheap bridal shoes—as a […]

American Beauty “Beloved” Perfume: Product Review

What: Angela attempts to get romantic with American Beauty’s “Beloved” perfume spray. The Lowdown: “Beloved”—apparently the winner of the Fragrance Foundation’s 2009 “Fragrance of the Year” award—is one of those quintessential girly scents: floral, floral, floral, specifically featuring tuberose along with orange flower, stephanotis, and calla lilies. It’s a scent which their marketing team has […]

Ricky’s NYC Ceramic Fusion Rollers: Product Review

What: Angela attempts to turn up the volume with Ricky’s NYC Ceramic Fusion Rollers The Lowdown: Having been cursed with thin, fine hair, I’m always looking for ways to amp things up a bit. I’ve never been a big fan of rollers in general, but figured these “ceramic magnetic” rollers sounded pretty high tech, so […]

Cover Girl Trublend Microminerals Bronzer

What: Angela warms up with Cover Girl Trublend Microminerals Bronzer The Lowdown: Last year at about this time, mineral make-up was making its mark in the beauty aisle, and since then—even though the hype has died down—mineral products have become a regular feature in just about every drugstore make-up line. Summer, of course, ‘tis the […]

Cover Girl Queen Lasting Lipliner

What: Angela glides on Cover Girl’s Queen Lasting Lipliner The Lowdown: Not being a big fan of lipstick, my favorite way to add a little color to my pout is to fill in with lipliner, and glide on some clear gloss. The problem? Like any other lipcolor, staying power is tough to come by. This […]

Clairol Natural Instincts

What: Angela changes it up with Clairol Natural Instincts The Lowdown: There was a time when coloring your hair at home was a real risk—not only were the results not guaranteed to be great, they were permanent. Natural Instincts was one of the first non-permanent haircolors (lasts through twenty-some shampoos) we can remember on the […]