Mama Spoiled Pretty Don’t Like It…Rock The Rat Tail

Remember that clip-in extensions video I posted last week? Recall how I braided one of the extensions and mixed it in amongst my curls? Well…later that day, I took it out and dared my sister, Lauren, to wear it as a rat tail on a trip to the mall. Mama Pretty was completely against it, which only served to up the proverbial ante.

To our mother’s chagrin, Lauren pulled her hair back in a bun and clipped the extension above the nape of her neck. My sister proudly rocked the rat tail at Banana Republic, Bloomingdale’s, Forever 21, the Willow Grove Mall food court and Walmart; she was the main attraction everywhere we went. Every time the rat tail would elicit a befuddled stare from passersby, Lauren and I howled with laughter.

My stylish sis has a habit of starting nonsensical trends (when she was nine, she made up a word that – thanks to my BFF Kristen – became part of the Princeton University vernacular). So if there is a resurrection of the rat tail, you know who to blame for raising this hair don’t from the dead.

By the time I took this pic, Lauren’s hair was more deconstructed. You should have seen when the rat tail was in full effect. It was classic.

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This Fall, Victoria’s Secret Will Be Fierce, Fabulous and Flawless

Project Runway’s fourth season winner, Christian Siriano, has partnered with Victoria’s Secret to produce a limited-edition collection of makeup, slated for release in late summer.

The line, inspired by his Fall 2009 collection, includes: a black kajal eyeliner ($12), a bronzer/highlighter trio ($24), three neutral lipglosses ($14), five eye shadows ($14), a face brush ($32) and ruffled cosmetic bag ($16).

One of the eye shadows, a black pigment with flecks of gold, is called ‘Gilded Fierce.’ Come Fall, I’m all about that shade – even if it makes me look a hot tranny mess.

Mark your calendars…the Christian Siriano for VS Makeup collection hits stores in August 2009.


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News Flash: There Are Beauty Deals To Be Had at TJ Maxx

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, there are some amazing beauty deals to be had at TJ Maxx. And just in case you don’t believe me, I took some pics with my CrackBerry – to show you how much money you can save simply by doing a little digging…

T3 Overnight Dryer, $48
(originally $130)

Hairdo Salon Clip-In Hair from Jessica Simpson and Ken Paves, $19.99
(originally $90-95)

Jessica Simpson Fancy Eau de Parfum, $19.99
(originally $35)

Philip B Drop Dead Straightening Baume, $5.99
(originally $24)

NARS Skin Essential Oil-Infused Therapy Soak, $19.99
(originally $75)

Korres Vanilla Cinnamon Showergel, $3.99
(originally $13)

Bliss Tried + True Blue Kit, $7.99
(originally $20)

Freeze 24-7 Ice Shield Facial Cleanser with Sunscreen SPF 15, $16.99
(originally $48)

Bliss Clog-Dissolving Cleansing Milk, $14.99
(originally $28)

Click here to find a TJ Maxx near you. Happy shopping!

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So Glad I Could Help!

Today, Sarah G wrote, thanking me for posting about my J. Crew outlet find. Sarah writes:

Hi Daneen! I just wanted to say thank you so, so much for posting about the steal you got on that adorable little J Crew number! I live in Portland, OR, so I wasn’t sure if the inventory or sales would be the same, but I had to check. So I jumped in my car and drove the hour to the good outlet mall and lo and behold… they had it! And it was 30% off! They had it in black, navy and aqua blue. I got both black and aqua. The aqua will make a gorge cover up come swim season! Thank you again for posting… You totally made my day!!!

So glad I could help, Sarah!

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