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 riskā€”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 […]

Band-Aid Friction Block: Product Review

What: Angela glides on a little Band-Aid Friction Block The Lowdown: In theory, Band-Aid Friction Block is a great idea. Instead of having to slap on some unsightly band-aids on those sore spots where new and/or impractical shoes rub you the wrong way, simply glide on a little Friction Block and go. The product itself […]

The Asymmetrical Dress: Spring Fashion Trend

What: Asymmetry returns as a the dress silhouette for spring . . . What We Say: Like most of the trends for spring, this one is really nothing new—asymmetrical/one shoulder dresses have been hovering at the edge of the fashion radar for awhile now, but when Michelle Obama selected the style for her inauguration ball […]

Python: Spring 09 Accessories Trend

For every season, it seems, there is an animal print—and this spring, python is it. After a couple of seasons of giraffe and zebra (which we liked fine, but what are we, zoo animals?), we’re feeling this one—snakeskin is, after all, sexy and sleek and after a long winter of feeling schlubby, that’s just what […]

Flutter Sleeve Tops: Spring 09 Fashion Trend

“THESE PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” Okay, we’re not even going to try to hold back here—we love, love, love a flutter sleeve blouse. Love. Arms, after all, are a sensitive area for a lot of women and when we have to break out the short sleeves there’s really no option that’s more flattering […]

Stripes: Spring 09 Fashion Trend

“SOME PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” Wayyy back in September, we wrote about the prevalence of stripes on the runway for Spring. Of course stripes are nothing new (they popped up everywhere last summer, too) but the most modern takes include black and bold colors, and/or skinny stripes, on everything from tops to dresses […]