A product-free On Our Radar: July 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Michelle Williams for LV

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton

Everything (everything) about these photographs is perfect. I love the slightly-punk look of it all: the peroxide blonde hair with the dark roots; the moody lip; the ultra-defined dark brows; the flawless-but-flawed way they’ve finished her skin — look, moles!

The beauty blogging world is smitten with these images right now, and honestly, I’m no exception.

Photographed by Peter Lindbergh, with hair by Sam McKnight and makeup by Stephane Marais. (x)

Find Momo

Go Find Momo

Instagram user Andrew Knapp has a border collie.

The border collie, Momo, has an amazing amount of patience.

In an ongoing series of photographs tagged #findmomo, Knapp takes wonderful, slightly-hipstery shots of places he sees and people he meets — all with Momo hiding somewhere in the shot. Think of it as the grown-up version of Where’s Waldo, but with vsco-happy photographs. And a fluffy.

Find Momo on Instagram and Tumblr.

MAC Sheen Supreme

The new MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tints

Because fake science is always funny.

Photograph and info from Temptalia — read more about them here

The Best of Beauty: 2012 | Link Love

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Lipglossiping 2012 roundup

image via lipglossiping

I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for year-in-review posts. Not necessarily of the “what I did this year,” variety, but certainly of the “what I loved this year,” kind.

While I skip most monthly roundups, I can’t get enough of the yearly ones. Whether the roundups are of a blogger’s favourite products, favourite posts, or favourite blogs, my brain gets into “gotta catch ‘em all” mode and just gobbles them up. If it’s something so standout that you singled it out over an entire year’s worth of distractions, it has to be worth a second look, you know?

A few year-end beauty roundups that are well worth a read:

Joeys 2012 roundup

image via joey’space

Monday morning musings, muses, and music | Link love to start off yet another hazy October

Monday, October 1, 2012

I know it’s rather out of character to start the week off with a link love post, but there are so many things I’ve been wanting to share with you recently — and what better way to start off October, really?

For science!

Are you even allowed to draw molecules in serif fonts? I don’t believe I’ve ever seen it done.

Much as I find myself fond of teaching science in person, I just can’t do it online — but fear not, because Larie (at Eye Heart It) is taking this one and running with it. Her new series, The Beauty of Science, started off this Sunday, and goes over a few chemistry basics in a wonderfully easy, accessible way. 

Absolutely killing it –

With the quality of their recent posts, that is. Christine has recently done a few cost-per-oz breakdowns (for eyes and lips) on Temptalia that are just stellar — I’m always curious about how much I’m really paying for the amount of product that I’m getting, and they’re a fantastic reference for all of us.

Over at Beautezine, Jessica is constantly updating with not just gorgeous new looks, but gorgeous new features, too. Her site is always such an inspiration for me; it always pushes me to do more, do better when I see what she’s come up with now. I mean, I still can’t figure out how to stop WordPress from putting in imaginary breaks before tables, and she’s churning out these incredible, interactive components, putting the rest of us to shame.

Keep reading! »

Helpless Wednesday flailing, with a side-helping of daisies! and some recommended reading

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

As those of you who follow me on Twitter probably already know (@theNotice; you know you want to), I’ve been swamped recently with a summer term neuropsych course. Four months of course material, meet five and a half ridiculous weeks of studying. Try not to set anything on fire.

So, instead of a post, have some objects involving daisies!

(Plus, one last image from last week’s festival/floral makeup look…)

& finally, a few posts to read while you’re nursing your Rae withdrawal.

- From the “big blogs”: Karen looks at the NARS Foreplay cheek palette, on Makeup and Beauty Blog, &  Christine has a wonderful Beauty Blogging 101 series over at Temptalia. (The series is a must-read for all the bloggers around here who can’t get enough of blogging tips, so scurry on over!)

- I’m kind of flailing over the NARS High Society trio, too, at the moment. The quality doesn’t sound phenomenal, but the slightly-strange combination of shades is definitely working in its favour. (See it on MABB & Temptalia.)

- Tracy (my comrade-in-arms when it comes to being chronically ill and chronically Edmontonian) tried her first Tom Ford blush recently. Which, I mean: you’d expect that the review would be glowing, right? Not so much (!)

- How pretty is this muted lavender Laqa & Co. nail polish on Charlotte? The name (Incestuous. Classy.) probably needs to be changed, like, yesterday, but still. Pretty!

- And, finally, on the gorgeous-cheekbones and face-chomping front,  Xiao has preview swatches of Guerlain Fall 2012. Don’t lie; I know you want to see them, so hide your wallets and have a look.

Four sites to check out this Sunday

Sunday, July 8, 2012

4. Beautezine

This one’s not corporate, but I thought we’d start off with a little blog link love. Jessica, who writes Beautezine, is a gorgeous Ottawa (hey, does anyone know the demonym for Ottawa?) writer, editor, makeup artist, and photographer who has just begun blogging full-time — basically, every beauty blogger’s dream.

If you’re not reading Beautezine yet, you should be!! Jessica’s photos are always great, as are her reviews and looks. I’d call her a triple threat, but that doesn’t do her coding skills justice: I’m loathe to use the phrase, “she can do it all,” but she really can. (And she does it so, so well!)

3. Fresh Faced

Fresh Faced opened up early last month, as a small Canadian online shop catering to green beauty junkies. Founded by Sally Glover, who wanted to create a beauty & wellness site for eco-conscious consumers, the clean, easy-to-navigate layout features brands that are “safe and responsible without compromising luxury or effectiveness” — and, really, why wouldn’t you be in support of that?

The site carried a mix of Canadian and international brands, including Alima Pure, butter LONDON, Dr. Bronner’s, Green Beaver, Nvey Eco, Revolution Organics, and Weleda.

2. Ellis Faas

It’s no secret that I’m kind of crazy about Ellis Faas, so it’s probably also not a surprised that I’m thrilled about their recent redesign. Sure, so Ellis is kind of like my crazy Asian grandmother, with fantastic formulas but completely irritating packaging, but it doesn’t stop me from raving (or ranting) about the line on a (too-)frequent basis.

The stunning new site doesn’t just look sharp, though — the layout now includes skin swatches of each product, ingredients lists, packaging photographs & editorial looks, even the occasional how-to video. 

1. She Said Beauty

Like the Ellis Faas site, She Said Beauty has had a major redesign — and it, too, has been a lot more than a topical facelift.

The new site is a “social media experience” that lets you create your own profile, follow blogs, “like” products and brands, view & share product reviews, upload videos and videos… it’s kind of a big deal. Create an account to have a peek around, and don’t be shy! My bare-bones profile is right here, so feel free to say hi & follow when you have time ;)

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