Watch Lernert & Sander’s 1 Year of Makeup Video

You must check out this video by dutch artists Lernert & Sander who applied a year’s worth of makeup to one model’s face over a 9 hour period. That’s 365 coats of makeup which breaks down to:

7 bottles of foundation (all makeup is by Ellis Faas)

2 bottles of Creamy Eyes E107

3 Milky Lips L205 pens

2 bottles of Blush S301

All together 7.7oz of makeup, just shy of a half pound!

Here’s a shot of the model mid-way through the day getting a little help to remove makeup out of her mouth since she couldn’t move for the entire 9 hours (how’d she pee??) and could only drink liquid through a straw!

Again, you can see the video HERE

Trend Watch: Violent Lips Temporary Lip Tattoos

I can’t help but to love this idea. It might be a stretch, but I think Violent Lips could be huge. You first cut these patterned ‘temporary lip tattoos’ to match your lip shape, then you put them on with a damp cloth- the same way as with those temporary tattoos you used to get from bubble gum vending machines. In minutes you have lips that are boldly patterned works of art.

Check out this tutorial on how to apply Violent Lips, looks like the cutting and prep work is half the battle.

Pretty on her, but would you wear pink polka dot lips??

Violent Lips

Who knew a fashion show with wigs could be so much fun? Charlie Le Mindu rocked it out on the runway giving an otherwise dull category his signature touch.

Photo Credit: Getty
Photo Credit: Getty
I’m wearing this one right now.

Not into wearing a gas mask infused wig? Doesn’t matter because that isn’t the point, the point is to get our attention and put him on our radar. Mission accomplished.

You can see more fun photos from the show HERE

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This is Definitely Not the Peach Smoothie I Ordered…

Well there go my good feelings about juicing. Apparently getting a ‘Peach Smoothie’ is the new hot accessory to the must-have Brazilian wax (going completely bare down there to the lay person). It’s a facial for your lady business, or a ‘Vagacial’ as they’re calling it and Alex Kuczynski bravely reported what hers was like for Harper’s Bazaar.

Nope, it isn’t this

Click HERE to read an excerpt from her experience, just be ready for all the gory deets!

Car Lashes

What woman doesn’t want long, beautiful lashes – on their car?! I can’t decide if CarLashes are cute or creepy, but they are a totally unique way to make your car stand out and wink hello.

CarLashes

Aztec Secrets Indian Healing Clay – World’s Most Powerful Facial…

It’s not that I was in the market for another clay mask, but it wasn’t possible for me to walk past a giant tub with a label attached claiming to be the “world’s most powerful facial,” and also read that you’d be able to “feel your face pulsate!”

And it was only $8.

Inside of this 1 pound tub is the real deal – 100% natural Calcium Bentonite, a green clay that’s been used to clean and detoxify the skin for thousands of years. The amount included will allow me to mix mud masks for probably the next 10 years, 5 if I’m using it for body wraps like they also suggest doing.

I found it at Vitamin Cottage, I’ve probably walked right past it 100 times.

You’ve seen this right? 
A glimpse of the powder, it’s completely unscented too which I really like.

I didn’t mind making the paste, it was easy to scoop a small amount into a bowl and add some cider vinegar (their recommendation and great for tightening pores) which activated and awakened the clay making it temporarily bubble.

I opted for a thicker paste, the usual consistency for a clay mask like this.

And then it happened. Sure enough my face was pulsating. Every little heartbeat pulled my skin tighter and tighter until it was dry and ready to be removed. When I walked back into the bathroom, I wanted to laugh at how crazy my face looked but I couldn’t move it.

See how it’s pulling the skin under my eye down?

I swear if it were clear I’d wear it under makeup daily, like a face lift you brush on.

So since it’s just us girls, and my vanity left me years ago,  it’s totally worth showing how crazy my whole face looked.

Doing my best ‘droopy’ face. 

Ok, here’s the thing – the overall softness and glow my skin had after I took it off was pretty remarkable. It cleans out pores better than a ton masks out there for a lot less money and no impure chemicals. According to their (really bad) website, the clay contains ‘almost every mineral found on Earth’ and the negatively charged clay pulls out the positively charged toxins and pollutiants in the skin. I’ll go ahead and skip the 25 minutes of Googling to see if that’s true and just believe them.

Don’t let my sad, droopy face fool you, I loved this mask. You can find it on Amazon (where you can also read some great reviews), or at a Vitamin Cottage, Whole Foods, and other health food stores.