Thursday
Sep042014

MAC x The Simpsons Collection.

In an unexpected collection, MAC has teamed up with The Simpsons in celebration of its 25th Anniversary for the MAC x The Simpsons Collection, available at all MAC locations today. I was surprised to see the collaboration and admit it is a bit out there -- from the names, though I am getting a kick out of them, to shades.

"Ladies, gentlemen and Rigellians, on the occasion of its 25th anniversary,M·A·C honours the one, the only, THE SIMPSONS! Be the best Sideshow You with Powder Blush, a classic 7 Lash and two special-edition Eye Shadow x 4 in shades that glimmer like Lisa’s Spikes. Electric hues of Lipglass gleam with radioactive vibrancy and new Nail Stickers, starring the most beautiful of Bouviers, Marge, set the finishing touch."

MAC x The Simpsons Collection

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Wednesday
Sep032014

NARS 20th Anniversary Audacious Lipstick Collection.

Can you even believe the NARS brand is 20 years old? It is! In celebration of its 20th Anniversary and going to back to their beginnings and how NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars originally launched his namesake brand with a collection of 12 unforgettable lipsticks, NARS is celebrating in a HUGE way! NARS is launching The Audacious Lipstick Collection: lipsticks so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture, the sensation is absolutely just that - audacious.

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Tuesday
Sep022014

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. I know there a many "awareness months" during the year, and I tend to ignore many of them because they get a lot of national attention. But this one is important to me, especially the more that I learn about it and I feel it is important to share the facts and the brands that are supporting it - as in 100%.

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Ribbon

Ovarian Cancer is named the silent killer for a reason; it has symptoms that are often mistaken for ordinary gastrointestinal symptoms. Things like bloating, gas, feeling full quickly, abdominal or pelvic pain and the need to urinate more frequently. Often women think they have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and just dismiss it for a while. The thing is, these symptoms aren't that bad, but they persist and don't go away. If you have these symptoms that last for two weeks or more, you need to see your Gynecologist. Yes, your Gynecologist. And the sooner the better. You should not let these symptoms go; you should not have them for more than a few weeks - that is not normal. Your doctor will perform a screening for Ovarian Cancer which includes a pelvic exam, pelvic ultrasound and CA 125 blood test because there is not just one test that can diagnosis Ovarian Cancer. In fact, Ovarian Cancer usually cannot be fully diagnosed until after surgery - it is that difficult to diagnose. Usually, by the time a woman goes to the doctor and if it turns out to be Ovarian Cancer, it is an advanced stage of Ovarian Cancer, which is so scary, right? That is why I want to make every woman I know, aware of these simple, easy to miss symptoms. Again, the symptoms to be aware of:

  • persistent bloating
  • gas
  • difficulty eating/feeling full quickly
  • abdominal or pelvic pain
  • constipation
  • the need to urinate more frequently

I am painting my toes teal for the month of September to call attention to the fact it is the month of Ovarian Cancer Awareness. I am starting with essie Naughty Nautical and I am also looking into brands that may be supporting the cause. If you know of any, please let me know.

essie Naughty Nautical

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