As my close friends know, I’ve been basically obsessed with Sex and the City since episode 1. I can quote every episode almost word for word. So you can imagine my surprise when while rewatching an episode called “The Real Me” yesterday (on Bravo!, or E!, or some channel that ends in an exclamation point and loves to rerun SATC) in which Carrie Bradshaw models in a fashion show, I saw something I’d never noticed before: the late, great Kevyn Aucoin! Continue reading “Kevyn Aucoin Doing Carrie’s Makeup in Sex & The City” »
I’m a redhead, and I like it that way. I’m not going to don a fake, cheap, sweaty wig for a Halloween costume when I like my hair underneath better anyway. (“But Cailin, Halloween costumes aren’t about your identity, they’re about losing yourself!” Blah blah blah, shut up. I like being a redhead, dammit.)
With that in mind, I’ve been thinking of some awesome Halloween costume ideas for redheads like myself. Here are 56 great characters to play as a redhead for Halloween this year: Continue reading “56 Cool Halloween Costume Ideas For Redheads” »
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Like most ladies, beauty isn’t my only girly interest; I’m also a lover of fashion. I’m fascinated by the beautiful models, high gloss photography and the elegant, sometimes artistic nature of it.
My favorite fashion trends are preppy, conservative looks a la Blair Waldorf. I love Peter Pan collars, bows, and neutral colors. Charlotte from Sex & The City is my fashion idol – I love her buttoned-up Ralph Lauren look. Prints of tiny graphic animals are amass in my closet to the point of being a joke among my friends. I’m also very keen on tights, leggings and over-the-knee socks and boots, and my closet is filled with skirts and dresses to accompany them. I almost never wear pants or jeans. Prep school galore!
I’m always a little wary of drugstore hair care. It probably comes with my hearing about wax in Pantene (a post to come), or maybe my very American association of spending more money with better quality, but whatever the reason, I cringe when I buy shampoo or conditioner that isn’t $15+.
Still, I received some samples of Sunsilk in the mail (here’s a tip, beauty companies: GIRLS LOVE SAMPLES) and was intrigued by the various formulas, if still a bit annoyed by the commercials with voiceovers of Charlotte’s gay friend Anthony from Sex & the City telling me to “get Hairapy!”. Plus, when I saw the price tag I figured I couldn’t go wrong. I tried Hydra TLC, because in my experience, shine-enhancing, volumizing and other such hair problems can be fixed by simply improving your hair’s health and moisture.