Judge This! Male

This week, for the Ladies and Gents of the Jury series, I wanted to put a spotlight on the males. If we’re going to judge – we cannot discriminate!

Originally I wanted to solely do it about the male performers at Hot 97 Summer Jam 2009, but after looking through photos, there really isn’t that much diversity. Click here if you want to check the photos out for yourself.

Here’s what y’all really need to get a verdict in for:

Remember Jesus Luz? Madonna‘s boytoy?

He snagged the D&G campaign (all the way to the right) along with plenty other hot and current names, but the whispers all around are that nobody likes him in this shoot. I think it is mostly the placement of him in the photo that looks awkward and admittedly photoshopped.

Photo credit: photo via NYMag courtesy Dolce & Gabanna

And your verdict?

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D&G at Saks!

When I heard Pat McGrath would be coming to Saks as part of an event frenzy for her collabo with D&G for their makeup line? I was giddy! Plus did y’all see the super sexed up but still pinup like ad campaign with Miss ScarJo? (If not that’s ok – that’s what I’m here for! Keep scrolling!)

I got the extra pleasure of going with Miss B from ClumpsofMascara, but unfortunately, B didn’t get to see Pat! 😦 Miss McGrath walked the floor and gave her opinion on what everyone was getting done.

I got hooked up with a super sexy and bright look using the Dazzling Eyeshadow Quad with the MUA Carla, and from all the products, the most impressive were the brushes (which they don’t sell yet – figures!). The products are all a little out of my price range, but a girl can dream!

I especially love the whole gilded luxurious effect with the packaging.

Directly from the D&G Makeup:

“Unconventional to the extreme, this luxurious campaign breaks the rules of make up traditional communication, introducing the entire body of a woman. The inspiration is the modern Marilyn and the essence of the Dolce&Gabbana woman, glamorous and sensual, always with a confident and provocative edge. Inspired by the dreamy Mediterranean coasts and the treasured screen sirens that have defined Hollywood glamour, the campaign is formidably fresh. “

This blogger even got Pat to sign her eyeshadow quad! Jealous!!

I did however get to talk to Ruth from the NYTimes, and your girl is in the Style section this week! woot! Check out the article here if you wish.

Here’s the outcome for me:

don’t mind the diva face and the crazy frizz – look at the makeup! 🙂

I loved the eyeshadow colors so much, I ended up buying it even with the ridiculous price tag! 😦

Eyeshadow quad in Dazzling

Last but not least, my face chart:

P.s. I was most surprised that this line is uber exclusive. It is only available to Saks, and previously (at the day of the event) it was only available in store. It’s available online for internet shopaholics to go at it now, though.

For some additional makeup photography, here’s a forum that put together a lot of the campaigns Pat did. Now you judge it: How closely do you follow Pat? Any favorite looks by her?

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):

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


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


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)


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


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


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


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)


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)