Friday, January 22, 2010

Japanese magazine scans!

Makeup seems to be featured more on japanese magazines. I'm quite fond of makeup and its display on articles because it shows me when new cosmetic collections will look like and when they will come out. Here are a few scans to show you how they look like.

Non No!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Valentines Day!!

The origin of Valentine's Day 

The concept of romantic love is first recorded in 14th century Europe, particularly in England and France. Here it was believed that February 14 was the day that birds paired to mate.
During this time lovers often exchanged notes of love on this day, calling each other their 'Valentines'. As a medieval custom, the names of English maidens and bachelors were placed in a box and drawn in pairs. These couples were to exchange gifts, the girl became the man's 'valentine' and they were bound to each other for the year.

Cupidon by Bouguereau

In the Roman version, Cupid was the son of Venus (goddess of love) and Mercury (messenger god). In the Greek version he was named Eros and seen as one of the primordial gods.

The most familiar version is found in Lucius Apuleius's Metamorphoses. When Cupid's mother Venus became jealous of the princess Psyche, who was so beloved by her subjects that they forgot to worship Venus, she ordered Cupid to make Psyche fall in love with the vilest thing in the world. When Cupid saw Psyche, however, he was so overcome by her beauty that he fell in love with her himself.

Following that, Cupid visited Psyche every night while she slept. Speaking to her so that she could not see him, he told her never to try to see him. Psyche, though, incited by her two older sisters who told her Cupid was a monster, tried to look at him and angered Cupid. When he left, she looked all over the known world for him until at last the leader of the gods, Jupiter, gave Psyche the gift of immortality so that she could be with him. Together they had a daughter, Voluptas, or Hedone, (meaning pleasure) and Psyche became a goddess. Her name "Psyche" means "soul."

Circle Lenses!!

Circle lenses are contact lenses made to make your eyes look more anime, cartoon like eyes. I know they may not look natural but they are very pretty. Circle Lenses is also commonly known as big eye Circle Contact Lens. It makes the iris appear larger in size. This product was originally produced in South Korea. Big circle lenses and hyper size contacts are among the most popular in Japan. Circle lenses come in all colors and designs from very natural looking to dramatic looking effects like Lady Gaga in Bad Romance.
You can buy circle lenses at Candylens.

Geo Xtra Bella Brown

These pair come with these very cute lens case but others might have it too. Check out these other lenses for EXAMPLES.
Brown circle lenses

Friday, January 8, 2010

Selah D'or!!

Started by Boston designer David Chum, Selah D’Or has beautiful pieces inspired by the female form that are timeless and guaranteed to turn heads. Says Selah D’Or’s bio, “It’s a subdued form of assertion.” This is his winter collection.

Selah D'or- Pencil skirt

Selah D'or- Lisa skirt back

Selah Dor Cara dress

Knee High Fashion!!

One of the hot fashion looks for fall are over the knee socks. If you didn't think socks could get any longer, they're going higher than knee highs.

Over the knee socks can give you a conservative look or a sexy look depending on how your dress. And they come in a variety of colors, materials and styles including polka dots, stripes and solids. This is a great look for young ladies and those with slim legs.

Tall ladies can wear these as knee highs. 

Depending on the sock you can pair them with a blue jean skirt , wool skirt or a plaid pleated skirt for that school girl look.
If you're in a more casual mood, wear a pair of over the knee socks with shorts.

Make a stylish statement with a bold pair of these socks under a simple long skirt.

Soft diamond over the knee socks by Jonathan Aston.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Classic with a twist!!

During the 1920's society began to rebel against the repression of the previous decades with the energetic dancing, partying and fashions such as flap skirts that showed more leg than ever before. However it was the 1940's and World War II that really saw pinup art explode into the phenomenon we know today. During the late 1950's and early 1960's pinup began to surface in the form of photography as well as the now traditional art. Magazines such as the famous Playboy were published blending pinup style photography with well written lifestyle articles. Unfortunately by the 1970's photography had just about taken over from art and most of the original pinup artists had retired from the genre they had so lovingly created. Pin up style can be seen all over the internet and in movies. Now, I can't say I’ve always liked classic pin up makeup or hair for that matter, however there are some exceptions. These pictures are truly inspiring.

Megan Fox

Gwen Steffani

Megan Fox

Katy Perry

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Majolica Majorca!!

As you know Majolica Majorca is a drugstore brand, subsidiary of renowned Japanese cosmetic brand Shiseido. One of Majolica Majorca's popular releases is the Trick On eyeshadow palettes, which debuted in spring 2008. The Trick On eyeshadow palette consists of four eyeshadows: one highlighting shade, one shading color, one liner shade, and a "Trick On" shimmering powder.
Majolica Majorca- Lash Expander

Majolica Majorca- Foundation


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