The Lip Gloss Challenge

On average, every woman in America owns at least a dozen lip glosses in their lifetime. Okay, maybe not, but it’s a fair assessment.
These days, lip-glosses offer their consumer’s lucious lips anything from color, stain, shine, conditioning, plumper, or any variation of the above. So what’s really the deal when it comes to the gloss – glam or gimmick?
You tell us!!! email us your raves and disses…

The Rating System:
1 kiss: not even worth a peck
5 kisses: tres fab, must have

We’ll post the results sometime within the next couple of weeks!


Chemistry 101

Ever wondered what to do with your empty lip-gloss containers? Try the green thing (if it’s good enough for Al Gore, it’s good enough for us)! Recycle…
Here’s how to make your very own flavored lip-gloss…

Materials Needed:
Powdered Cocoa (or Juice) Mix
Petroleum Jelly
Small Container

Instructions: Put desired amount of petroleum jelly into a small glass bowl. Put it in a microwave for 30 seconds; take it out and stir. Continue doing this until the Vaseline is melted. Add the desired amount of cocoa powder (experiment!) and stir. Microwave for 30 more seconds and stir. Set it aside to cool.
Once it is cool enough to handle, spoon it into a small container (recycle old makeup containers or 35mm film containers, or look in stores that carry beads, crafts, or fishing tackle). Set it aside until the petroleum jelly gets firm, and then it is ready to use!
You can also use this recipe to make fruit lip-gloss by using powdered juice mix instead of cocoa.


After all, isn’t doing it yourself so much more satisfying?

Bijou’s Bag of Tricks…

Bijou’s Bag of Tricks…

The beautiful and bubbly starlet Bijou Phillips has been kind enough to give us a peak inside her personal make-up bag.
Whether filming a movie (BULLY, THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR, HAVOC), belting out lyrics to her new album or prancing the red carpet at a Hollywood fete, Bijou always radiates with a timeless glamour.
Here are the products that she swears by:

Lorac Sheer Wash lip and cheek tint in Sheer Luck “It’s a two in one,” says Bijou. “And it makes my lips look super sexy, yet natural.”
Stila Lip Glaze in Peach
Sephora Professionnel Flash Lip Plumper
Urban Decay Skyscraper Mascara in Gotham (a.k.a. black) “It actually has ingredients that make your lashes grow,” she says.
Tilika Eyelash Lipocils – Bijou swears by this conditioning product saying that she puts it on at night so that her eyelashes grow. “It’s soooo amazing!”
Vincent Longo La Dolce Vita Lashes “These are for big nights! Like movie premieres and award shows. Fake lashes aren’t for every day.”
Mac Black Eye Pencil – “I have green eyes and if I line them with this black eyeliner, they really pop,” she explains.
Japonesque Electric Eyelash Curler
L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil “It makes my skin soft and it smells like a magical retreat into heaven,” she coos.
And lastly, her trusty Tweezerman tweezers. “These are essential!”