Archive for December 2, 2008

Dress for less

Posted in fashion with tags , , , , , , , on December 2, 2008 by LPB

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This exquisite Lanvin  black strapless dress features elaborate ruffles around bust and is beautifully draped to form a fluid silhouette. A self tie belt cinches the waist, this could be substituted for a more rigid belt. Wear this dress for true sophistication and style kudos, 100% silk.

Elegant Marc Jacobs black, white and grey halter neck dress with long neck tie. Drop waist to a pleated skirt. Black piping around edges of fabric. 100% silk.

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Stunning Dolce & Gabbana white cocktail dress with oversized polka dot print. Spaghetti straps, waisted at Empire line. Heavy black bow feature extends along the length of the dress. Mid thigh length. This dress has a definite wow factor. 30% nylon, 70% silk.

Beige Prada short sleeved dress with cross over neck line. Gathered detail at waistline creating draped shape. Knee length. Leaf pattern in red, burgundy and coral. 100% silk.

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Deep pink sleeveless Burberry Prorsum spiral rosette dress. Cut closely to the body, this dress showcases intricate ribbon embellishment. Quirky+-yet chic,+-this is a perfect party dress for Spring. Add an edge to the dress with a studded belt and vertignous heels, as seen on the runway this season. 100% silk. 

This beautiful embroidered, beaded Sophia Kokosalaki dress is a fabulous choice for eye catching evening wear. The intricate stitchwork gives the piece a folksy feel and the fitted shape sexes up the piece making it ideal for cocktail and evening wear. Beautifully gathered at waistline and fully flared at the rear to create a flirty, feminine shape. 100% silk.

All these gorgeous numbers on sales! I love shopping on the net.

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Covergirl Lashblast

Posted in makeup with tags , , on December 2, 2008 by LPB

The only thing to will blast ( or burst ) is your hope for voluminous false lashes effect!

This is a total misnomer, it does not maximize the volume of your lashes.

The only thing that will look fat & clumsy is the bright orange color tube, i am afraid.

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Don’t get me wrong, the formula itself is rather good for its price; the only mistake is this should never be marketed as a volumizing mascara. In fact, it more lengthening than thickening!

With 2 coats, this give me a glossy, lengthy finish that last for 10 hours, crease & smudge free.

With 4 coats, this starting to get flaky & clumpy, without adding any volume to my lashes as compared to 2 coats.

So, i am totally disappointed by its thickening ability; otherwise this is a great, basic, economic mascara.

I am not a fan of that chunky, hideous brush handle, in fact, i find it difficult to apply my mascara  with the huge handle. The brush itself is average; it lacks small bristles that taper at the end, so it’s almost impossible to apply the mascara to the outer & inner corner.

Shame on you Covergirl, such an dishonest marketing strategy & poorly designed brush.