Magazine Weekend – Allure October ’09

PhotobucketHappy Halloween everyone! I don’t know how many of you partake in the festivities, but I take it as a day to be extra fun. Plus with all negative thoughts aside (poison etc.) I think kids need a day or two like this where they can get dressed up and get free candy. The adults? They need a day to think back to the days of childhood past and take those ties off and relax. I don’t know how Halloween turned into a competition for the shortest skirt, but that’s what makes the day more fun, no? Finding the most creative costume that didn’t use a “lack of fabric” as the first step! In the past, I’ve had a theme going, where I was Betty Boop one year and Betty Rubble (Flinstones) the next. I had a couple of Bettys in mind for this year as well, but I don’t think I’ll be dressing up. Next year watch out!

As you guys await November 1 for the sale candy (that’s the best part of the day for me!), take a look through the magazine counters and check for Allure for October 09. It has Miss Vanessa Hudgens on the cover, looking a lot like MiMi (a.k.a Mariah Carey. The magazine is always well known for having an index card pullout with tons of tips. Sometimes fitness, sometimes beauty. These pullout cards have the directions on one side and product suggestions on the other. They serve as great bookmarks, and when you’re done with the magazine, you can hide the card in your bag or wallet, and head to the (drug)store to do some damage!

This month they had a chock full of advice from how to do successful blow outs at home to grooming your brows. Instead of just one page of full tear outs, you get a full three pages!

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Do you do this to groom your brows? Does it work? Success/Horror stories? Share all!

Shoot me an e-mail to MyOwnJudge@gmail.com if you would like me to explore other/have topics and/or magazines, or for general opinions of what’s in magazine weekend.

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Magazine Weekend: Allure August ’09

Happy Saturday!

Magazine Weekend is fully underway!

The clip for today is from Allure magazine for August 09. This issue was super great. I was excited to read their timeline – as they always have it every month – this one was about haircuts. Always exciting about what history can tell you about our habits.

The article I found most interesting was about the trend of one arm tops and dresses. I have been studying this trend and preparing a post about it for so long, but every time I read a magazine they take my ideas right from under me! Baring Armsthe Right to Bare ArmsGiving the Cold Shoulder. All of ’em! 🙂

So then what better to do than to bring you the magazine’s genius?

If you like this tidbit as much as I did – get yourself a magazine!

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and of course I had to put my on twist on thaaangs with an Inspiration Board.

Shoot me an e-mail to MyOwnJudge@gmail.com if you would like me to explore other/have topics and/or magazines, or for general opinions of what’s in magazine weekend.

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Allure’s Best of Beauty & Breakthrough Products ’08

So maybe March is a little late to hop on the wagon – BUT yaya has always had her own schedule!

Every year, though I don’t subscribe to Allure (I mean how many subscriptions can my mailbox take?) I always vote in the Best of the Year and if I miss that (followed by heartbreak) I always make sure to see what made the list.

Did you check it out for this year?To check it out, click here; but if ya want to download the Master list, kindly click here.

Here’s what I have in common with the best of list (all info regarding products is listed courtesy of Allure.com):

Lips:
nada – would ya believe it? They have mostly lipsticks though, and I’m more of a gloss girl.

Nails:

OPI Nail Lacquer in Lincoln Park After Dark

$8.50, 800-341-9999, opi.com

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

$4.29, CVS/Pharmacy, Walgreens, Duane Reade, drugstore.com; sallyhansen.com

Eyes:

Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow
$19, Bloomingdale’s (bloomingdales.com), Macy’s (macys.com), Sephora (sephora.com); benefitcosmetics.com


Shiseido The Makeup Hydro-Powder Eye Shadow in Clover Dew (not in Clober Dew but I have it in Proenza Schouler Blue, Whitelights, and Aqua Shimmer)

$23, Nordstrom (nordstrom.com), Sephora (sephora.com)

Cheeks:

Nars Blush $25, Nordstrom (nordstrom.com), Henri Bendel (800-H-BENDEL), Sephora (sephora.com); narscosmetics.com

Base:

Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder
$30, Sephora (sephora.com)

Top Splurges:
nada. Well that kinda makes my wallet feel good though.

Cheap Thrills:

Garnier Fructis Style Brilliantine Shine Glossing Spray

$3.99, CVS/Pharmacy, Duane Reade, Rite Aid, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Kmart, drugstore.com

Tresemmé Tres Two Extra Hold Hair Spray

$3.99, CVS/Pharmacy, Duane Reade, Rite Aid, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Kmart

Nothing in the following categories:
Natural Selections,
Men’s Stuff, Skin, Body

Hair:


Fine Hair- L’Oréal Paris Vive Pro Glossy Volume Shampoo

$4.99, CVS/Pharmacy, Duane Reade, Rite Aid, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Kmart, drugstore.com

Dove Frizz Control Therapy Taming Cream

$3.78, CVS/Pharmacy, Duane Reade, Rite Aid, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Kmart, drugstore.com

Scent:

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue

$57.50 to $85, depending on size, Nordstrom (nordstrom.com), Bloomingdales (bloomingdales.com), Saks Fifth Avenue (saks.com), Neiman Marcus (neimanmarcus.com), Macy’s (macys.com)

Tools:

Beautyblender makeup sponge

$20, 888-474-5369, beautyblender.net (I got mine from Sephora – they had a 2 pack w/the cleaner for $39.95)