Archive for January, 2008

Let The Beauty Bug Be Your Valentine Contest

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Most Valentine’s Day holidays are full of expectations…and then disappointment…. The US Greeting Card Association estimates that women purchase 85% of all Valentine’s Day cards that are sold. 41% of men tend to forget the romantic significance of Valentine’s Day. (OK, so the Survey is a few years old, but The Beauty Bug is sure [...]

The Beauty Bug Presents The Office: Maxalicious Glitz and Glaze Lip Gloss

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

What do you get when you put 8 beauty crazed women in a room with 12 tubes of Maxalicious Glitz and Glaze lip gloss? One chaotic scene of grabbing, yelling and that raw excitement that lip gloss always generates among women. Which would be lucky enough to try 2, and which would be unlucky and [...]

La Mer’s Cleansing Foam

Monday, January 28th, 2008

The Beauty Bug’s cleansing experience recently been changed forever after She gave La Mer’s new Cleansing Foam a space in her bathroom cabinet. Because the real estate in Her cabinet is competitive, and spot must truly be earned, there is normally a short trial period before The Beauty Bug makes her final decision. However, just [...]

The SAG Awards By Numbers

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

6:25PM: Debbie Matenopoulos forgets The Office’s Jenna Fischer’s name mid-interview, and calls her Julie. The Beauty Bug and The Beauty Bug Boyfriend share a laugh – let’s face it, it’s Debbie Matenopoulos – are you surprised? 6:45PM: Juliana Rancic and Ellen Page share an awkward moment when Juliana asks Ellen what kind of shoes she’s [...]

The Science of Color with The Three Custom Color Specialists

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

On a relatively quiet side street in Chelsea, in a serene modern setting, there lies the Three Custom Color Specialists Color Studio – or what The Beauty Bug likes to call every women’s playground. Upon entering the studio and speaking with co-founder Chad Hayduk, The Beauty Bug was introduced to a whole new world of [...]

Six Degrees of Separation with The Beauty Bug and Donatella Versace

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

In Allure’s February issue (Luxury Hot List feature), Donatella Versace says, “I spend, spend, spend on creams because they make me feel spoiled and pampered.” Her favorite is La Prairie’s Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold – a 1 ounce bottle retails for $525. She’s pictured in her ginormous bathroom, standing in her circular jacuzzi/tub surrounded [...]

Kirsten Dunst for Miu Miu

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

The Beauty Bug is so used to seeing unflattering pictures of Kristen Dunst – Perez refers to her as KiKi, and Mr. Superficial refers to her as Snaggletooth – that She was shocked to see these new Miu Miu ads. They are elegant, glamorous, playful and out-of-this-world chic. Her milky white skin and classic blood [...]

N is for Natural; MAC’s N Collection

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

After a very long, stressful, and busy week, The Beauty Bug came home last night to find MAC’s N Collection sitting on Her doorstep and suddenly everything was right again. All the stress and headaches magically disappeared. She had been waiting for this collection since She had previewed it online because it would compliment Her [...]

When to Judge a Product by its Packaging…

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Today, during a quick trip to one of her most favorite stores, CVS, The Beauty Bug spotted these masks and She was stopped dead in her tracks. The Beauty Bug usually subscribes to idea that one should never judge a mask by its packaging, but this is the exception to the rule. The second these [...]

Brunettes Are Serious…And More Liked By CEOs

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

For those who don’t know, The Beauty Bug is a brunette, and very proud of it. Like any girl, of course there are things that She would change if She could, but her hair color is not one of them. She loves the combination of her pale skin and dark hair, and evidently, brunettes are [...]