Archive | January, 2012

Beauty Brush Clean Up

9 Jan

the sink later fills with a blend of all my makeup from the past month — my pores are thanking me as I type

Hey dolls just quicky-tip for you.

Those brushes you use for your makeup daily, monthly, yearly? They’d love a quick cleaning! Mine are QUO and made with synthetic fibers but instead of buying the fancy cleaning solutions I just use some of my shampoo! Rinse your brushes under some warm water, swirl it around in a coin (toonie) sized amount of shampoo in the palm of your hand and then rinse them out while stroking the fibers. I’m always astonished by how much makeup (and likely dirt) comes out in the sink. Flick out the excess water out and leave them to dry on a clean surface (for me paper towels on my vanity).

I wash my brushes monthly, but I think I’m going to start to do it weekly. If you don’t want to use your shampoo (maybe you have very sensitive skin) use your face wash (mine is a sensitive solution that also acts as a makeup remover).

: ) Try it once and your face will thank you the next time you’re not whiping last-weeks products back all over it — yuck!



Man Candy of 2011

4 Jan

In lieu of the new year I figured it was only appropriate to reflect on the Babes of 2011. So here is my pick for the top 5 hottest men of the past year — wonder if they’ll make the cut next new years.

1)      Ryan Gosling

AND he can lift Emma Stone like Baby in Dirty Dancing.

— Now I realize that this is almost not fair, after all the turn phrase this year has been “the year of Gosling” or “the summer of Gosling”, but really he just kills it and in a very stylish manner. Starring in 3 blockbusters this summer / fall (Crazy Stupid Love; The Ides of March; Drive), our Canadian beauty proved that he’s still worth talking about years after The Notebook.

But lets be honest, we don’t just love Gosling for his acting chops, we also love him for his looks… Ironically Gosling partially got his breakout roll in The Notebook because director, Nic Cassavetes, thought he wasn’t a babe at all.  According to the British magazine Company Cassavetes told Gosling “’I want you to play this role because you’re not like the other young actors out there in Hollywood. You’re not handsome, you’re not cool, you’re just a regular guy who looks a bit nuts.” HA! Well thank you Cassavets for bringing to light one of the biggest heartthrobs since ‘04.  … Also, every girl would love to be kissed by Gosling — he just makes it look so damn good!

2)      Ian Somerhalder 

this man is stunning, the song “these eyes” was clearly inspired by him — LOVE.

❤ – –because vampires are now their own tv genre and he’s the hottest one around. Somerhalder OWNS every girl’s dreams in his role as Damon on The Vampire Diaries. He perfectly illustrates the badboy with a heart of gold, while never dropping his dangerous edge. Arguably his most heart-jilting physical quality are his penetrating and electric bold blue eyes.  His eyes are two shades of blue, a dark blue ring surrounding a light aquine blue.  They’re almost metaphoric of Damon’s character.  … Honestly I die every time he’s on screen. EVERY TIME. And gladly 😉

3)      James Franco

the crinkles around his eyes, his smile: beautiful.

okay so he’s never really done it for me, but I have to admit there’s this sort of mystique around him. He has this weird balance between rough around the edges and polished. Furthermore, not only did he co-host last year’s Academy Awards, but he was Oscar nominated for “Best Actor” for his performance in 127 Hours; AND he’s the face for Gucci’s men’s fragrance line. … I only wish that someone would please groom his eyebrows a little better?

4)      Kellan Lutz

Everything about him is just so beautiful! His eyes, cheek and jaw bones, hair, skin — Delicious.

– babe; boyish but still manly; beast…Hello, I don’t know where everyone’s been but he’s clearly the hottest of the Cullen Clan…and of the wolf pack.  Actually, I really feel like I shouldn’t have to explain how hot he is so I just won’t. (sexy!)

5)      Matt Damon

drool. (The very sexy dad next door)

— bassically, he’s the sexy dad next door. Yep, I just said it. Turning 42 and he’s aging like a beauty.  Also he did Damon Claus for a Cause how cute is that!

❤ RL