More Makeup Tips From Kim Kardashian

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Women can’t get enough of Kim Kardashian. Considering the public’s fascination with her makeup choices and tips, I’m surprised she’s not working to develop her own line of cosmetics. Anyways, Kim answered some beauty-related fan mail on her website today. This time, it’s all about eyes.

So, as usual, I am re-publishing on Spoiled Pretty – complete with links and spelling corrections. Enjoy, pretties!

Ruby asks:
Kim, do you wear eyelash extensions? I am so amazed by how long and perfect your eyelashes always appear… not to mention that both of your sisters and your mom have the same perfect look.

Kim answers:
No, I do not wear eyelash extensions, Ruby. But I just started using an eyelash grower called . It’s amazing! It makes your eyelashes grow soooo much!

Kim [another Kim, not Kim K] asks:
Kim….You, your mom and your sisters eyelashes are ALWAYS beautiful. I wanted to know what brand of falsies you use or where do you guys get them done?

Kim answers:
We wear lashes from a company called Red Cherry, but Khloe never wears them. Kourtney, my mom and I only wear them out at night to events or parties. We have very long eye lashes to start with and the trick is to use two different kinds of mascara and really take your time putting it on!

Mla asks:
Hi Kim! Thanx for giving us your makeup regimen! We really appreciated this, but I wanted to know the color you use on your eyebrows. They always look so perfect! Do you use pencil or what!? Thanx again, and stay nice and cool!

Kim answers:
I use a MAC brown eyeshadow to fill them in a little bit. It’s called Walnut. It works really well for me. If I need to fill in some more, I use the MAC eyebrow pencil called Lingering.

For more of Kim’s beauty secrets and favorite products, click here!

Barry Fletcher Silk N Shine Finishing Gloss

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My hair is like the black hole of shine. Your average, run-of-the-mill shine enhancer doesn’t work on me. That is, unless I apply two, three, and four times the recommended amount. But by then, my hair is either so greasy or weighed down with product, what’s the point?

A few weeks ago, during my visit to the Giovanni & Pileggi salon, Franc used a silicone spray on my hair that made it gleam. It was glossy as all get-out, and I excitedly inquired about the product, what was in it, and where I could get my get me some. Franc was kind enough to share that information with me, and now I’m passing on the secret to all of you.

silk+n+shine Barry Fletcher Silk N Shine Finishing GlossBarry Fletcher’s Silk N Shine is a vitamin enriched, non-aerosol, finishing gloss. It’s very lightweight, so there’s no build-up. And it doesn’t take much to get your shine on. The formula contains no alcohol, so it doesn’t dry hair out. In fact, it seals in moisture. But what really sets this product apart is how it makes your hair feel like silk. For real, for real.

Just one caution: Silk N Shine is meant to be applied after hair is styled. It should not be used in conjunction with thermal tools.

Watch the following video, in which Barry Fletcher extols the virtues of this miracle product. It’s pretty hilarious.

Guess Who: 06.05.08

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This British actress sure has transformed herself over the years. She’s barely recognizable in this photo from 1993, the year she got her big-screen big break. Can you guess who she is?

Mr. Sandman, Bring Me Smooth Skin

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Get ready for summer with Bobbi Brown’s Beach, a collection of bath and body products that perfectly captures the atmosphere and attitude of summer. Beach Fragrance is a lightly intoxicating blend of Sand Jasmine, Sea Spray, and Mandarin. The Body Oil, Body Lotion, Shower Gel, Sunscreen Body Spray SPF 15 and Body Scrub share the same beachy scent.

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My favorite item in the collection is the limited-edition Beach Sandbar Soap. Back by popular demand, this creamy bar soap has a luxurious lather, a fresh beachy scent (like ocean air and sunscreen), and it contains tiny grains of sand that clean, refresh and exfoliate the body all at the same time. The sandy side is especially effective on knees, elbows, and feet…but take it easy on more delicate skin. Plus, the bar looks super cute in the soap dish.

The Beach Sandbar Soap ($16) is selling like hotcakes, so get yours while supplies last. Buy a few just in case Bobbi decides to retire this perennial favorite. It’s still available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.

Rent Hair Extensions?!?! Unbeweaveable!

Warren Tricomi salons have a new rent-an-extension service. For $100, a stylist will color-select, apply, and style human hair clip in extensions. You can be Cinderella (or Rapunzel) for the night, then return the extensions the next day – so they can be sanitized for the next customer. If you decide to rock the long locks for more than 24 hours, it’s $100 per day – and if you decide to keep them, the final cost will have a deduction from the time you rented them.

Or for half the price, you could make your own extensions – and wear them as many times as you’d like. Hell, you could be Cinderella every day…never worrying about the clock striking midnight and your weave turning back into a pumpkin. Here’s how. You’ll need:

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One package of wefted human hair
Basically, it’s a track of hair that can be cut into smaller strips. Be sure to buy human hair because, unlike synthetic, it can be styled with thermal tools. Human hair can also be washed with shampoo, which will extend the life of your extensions. I also recommend going to a beauty supply store to purchase the hair – as opposed to buying online. This way, you’re guaranteed to get hair that more closely matches your own hair color. If you’re confused, ask for a salesperson’s assistance.

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A few packages of wig clips
These usually come in packs of 2 or more. I typically use 2-3 small wig clips per hair extension, depending on the width of the extension. My recommendation is to buy more than you think you need, because they’re pretty inexpensive and it’s always better to have more than to come up short. If you have light hair, buy wig clips that will easily blend with your hair color. If your hair is dark, you can get away with the standard black wig clips.

A spool of thread
The color should match the color of the hair.

A sewing needle

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Step one: Cut the hair wefts into strips. I like to trim them in various widths, so that the end result looks more real. Here’s a good recipe:

Six to eight strips that are 2” in width
Four to six strips that are 3” in width
Four to six strips that are 4” in width
Three strips that are 6” in width
Two strips that are 8” in width

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Step two: Once you’ve cut your strips, take your needle and thread and sew on the wig clips. The comb side should be facing out, and the teeth should be pointing down. A good rule of thumb: the 2, 3, and 4” strips need two wig clips – one on either end. The 6 and 8” strips need three wig clips; one on either end and one to anchor the middle.

Step three: Once you’re finished sewing, you’re done. Clip those babies in, put on your cutest outfit, and go git your Prince Charming.


So Fresh and So Clean, Clean

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I recently discovered elizabethW, a brand of exquisite and original collections for bath, body, and interiors. Their Perfume Diffuser in Citrus Vervain has turned my house into a home – freshening the air with a sophisticated blend of fragrance oils and natural ingredients. After a tiring day at work, I am welcomed home by extracts of star ruby grapefruit, mandarin, and lime peel entwined with lemon scented verbena leaves.

The oil is bottled in a lovely Italian glass container, accompanied by reeds in their own linen pouch. Both are packaged in a hand-tied ribboned box – which is so darned pretty, you’ll hate to toss it out.

The Perfume Diffuser is a thoughtful housewarming gift – especially for a friend who has small children or pets and typically eschews candles.

In addition to Citrus Vervain, the Perfume Diffuser is available in Citrus Spice, Lavender, Leaves, Lilac, Magnolia, Neroli Chamomile, Rose, Sweet Tea, Tuberose, and Vetiver.

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