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Farouk CHI 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Hairstyling Iron

The day of my sister’s sweet sixteen, she asked me to straighten her hair.  On the surface, it sounds like a simple enough request, except for two things:  1) her voluminous curly hair was about 3 feet long, and 2) my straightening iron, considered good at the time, was not up to the task. 

It took about an hour and a half to achieve a look that would be considered wavy at best.  If only I had the Farouk Chi Ceramic straightening iron at the time.  It heats up lightening-fast, and not only flattens hair to perfectly straight, but is astonishingly gentle. 

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut

When I was working on Manhattan’s East Side, I had hoped through some strange luck my path would cross with that of the esteemed Kurt Vonnegut, a resident of the area.  Sadly for me, this never came to pass.

My dearest Mr. Vonnegut, you are already missed.

Blinc Kiss Me Eyeliner

Beauty, Beauty Blog, Beauty Blogger, Makeup, Cosmetics, Product Reviews, Makeup Reviews, Raging Rouge, iconIf Blinc sent a sample of their "Kiss Me" mascara to every consumer in this country, they would quickly become a mascara monopoly. 

Similar to Blinc mascara, their eyeliner can only be removed with a combination of pressure and warm water.  While liquid eyeliner has always been intimidating, this product was a snap to apply using the precision brush in the bottle.  I was able to draw a perfect, black, Dita Von Teese-worthy black line above my upper lashes.  It didn’t budge ALL DAY!

Beauty.com Gifts With Purchase

Beauty.com has some killer gifts with purchase right now.

Buy $50 in Philosophy and get a free Amazing Grace Bubble Bath!


Buy $50 in Kinerase and get a free Kinerase Lip Treatment ($38 value).

Buy 2 DuWop products and get a free 1.35 oz Hands2Hair!


Buy 2 L’Occitane and get a free Verbena Harvest Bath & Body Set ($10 value). iconicon

Buy 2 Dr. Brandt skin care products and get a free 3.5 oz Poreless Purifying Mask (a $40 value).


Sephora Deluxe Sample With Purchase

With any Sephora.com order, enter "Gifted17" at checkout and choose from one of four deluxe samples:

1)  Bliss The Youth as We Know It .25oz

2) Fresh Sugar Lychee Bath & Shower Gel, Body Lotion .34oz each packet

3) DKNY Be Delicious .07 oz EDP

4) NARS Makeup Primer with SPF 20 .27oz