Granted, I left my teen years behind many, many (many) moons ago, but I’m still OBSESSED with this magazine. Imagine my delight when I learned that they’d be publishing a manual geared towards helping young girls break into the fashion industry. If only this had been around when I was in 10th grade… (BTW – it’s in stores on 10-5/2009!)
I’m iffy about exfoliating my face on a daily basis. I was blessed with near perfect skin, so I don’t fully understand why I need to scrub it with walnut shells (or sand, salt, or sugar) to keep it that way… Chanel is soon to provide me with a happy medium—this gentle cleanser not only exfoliates (with beads!), it also helps halt aging in its tracks with its purifying ingredients Tulip Tree Extract and Bioglucane.
I’ll admit I’m going through a 40s femme fatale phase, as I keep gravitating towards crimson-color nail polish. Ever since I saw the eternally seductive Scarlett Johansson ad campaign for DG Beauty, I’ve been totally inspired to channel the look of screen sirens from yesteryear. While I can’t pull off a cropped platinum blonde coiff, I can paint the town red with my ruby nails.
While there’s nothing itty or bitty about my titties, I relish the day that I am able to wear a strapless bra. When said day finally comes, I’ll turn to Itty Bitty Bras for support—pun intended. This demi-cut push-up number goes with absolutely everything, and comes in nude to boot. (OMG-I’m mentally building my skinny girl wardrobe already!)
5. BCBG Ebbe Cutout Bootie, $275
I’m a tad bit lazy when it comes to my personal style, so I look for pieces that are full of personality, and accessories that can carry an entire look on it’s own. These slip-on booties fit the bill—whether I throw them on with a flirty frock or a pair of denims and a silk tee, they scream badass meets ‘Oh—these old things?’.
I’ve lost 22 pounds so far (thanks to Weight Watchers!) and when I finally reach my goal, I’m buying myself one of these totally unforgiving, leave nothing to the imagination mini-skirts. I worked damn hard for it—what better way to show it off?
7. Leonor Greyl Masque Quintessence, $137.50
My hair goes through a lot of stress—between relaxing, extensions, and constant heat-styling, I need all the deep-conditioning treatments I can get. Thanks to the Cupuacu and Manketti Oil formula, this super nourishing pre-shampoo mask regenerates my overworked strands in 20 minutes flat.
8. Thymes Kimono Rose Candle, $25
One of my besties is having a daughter in November, so I’m on the lookout for psuedo-baby gifts. Having an awesome “auntie” like me is quite the coup for the little one; I’ll be sure to expose her to the finer things in life (beauty-related of course), starting with this rose, vanilla, and jasmine candle that’s sure to suit her personality to a tee: delicate, feminine, and beautifully bewitching. Just like her mother.