November 2010

Indie Crafter Du Jour: Orglamix

11-19-10

Orglamix I love the idea of custom makeup. It's like affordable couture! Orglamix will blend a color just for you, a one-of-a-kind hue based on an image of the color you're looking for. She also boasts "lots of finishes to suit your mood: sparkle, shimmer, duochrome or metallic." Cool!

The other great thing about Orglamix? All of her products, including that full-rainbow range of lip colors, pictured ($10 each), are completely natural. That means they're made without parabens, sulfates, petro-chemicals or other synthetic crap you don't want on your face.


And if you're not sure what color you want, sift through the pages of Orglamix's offerings and you'll likely find your shade. I picked out Violette for eyes, Pink Pepper blush and this red for my lips, each just $5. If you end up with a color you don't like, Orglamix accepts returns within 14 days, so go ahead and take a risk.   

Tavi + Sassy = Dream Come True

11-18-10

01tavi Two things Melissa and I really like: Sassy (the late, great teen magazine) and Tavi (the awesome blogger of the Style Rookie).    

Well, our minds were collectively blown (like, for real) when Tavi announced on her blog that she is collaborating with Sassy's founding editor, Jane Pratt, to start a new magazine "for an audience of wallflowerly teenage girls."


Sounds sort of amazing, right? Well, they're looking for contributors, because it will be your voices that fill the pages of this as-yet-untitled magazine. Go to the Style Rookie for more information, and then write to Tavi with your submission ideas! The deadline is tomorrow (November 19th), so don't miss the boat!

Win Four Olsenboye Pieces!

11-17-10


Have you guys heard about Olsenboye, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's new line of clothing for JCPenney? Each season's collection is travel-themed, inspired by cool cities around the world. The pieces are imminently mix-and-matchable, and today one of our readers can win a set of four Olsenboye pieces!

The Ponte Net Tulle Dress ($30) has a flouncy skirt with a fitted top so it's in perfect party proportion (and how great are those tights?).

The Stripe Pointelle Crew ($15) is the perfect cotton layer, with a wide neck and long sleeves with thumbholes. Thumbholes!

The Satin Tie Cardigan ($28) is hooded and cropped, and you know how we love a hooded sweater. Bonus: bow!


The Uptown Heel ($40) has a cushioned heel pad. Plus, it's studded, which means classic with a twist.

To enter, you must like I Heart Daily on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, so click on those big buttons to the left to be sure you're entered. One randomly selected winner will receive all four items (we'll get in touch and ask for sizes if you win!). Read the official rules here.

Check out the entire Olsenboye collection, and watch the video to see style bloggers showcasing lots of looks!

The Best $8 Concealer

11-16-10

070610-Mark-Concealer-400 Meet my new best friend: mark Save The Day Anti-Acne Concealer Stick ($8). It's trusty, dependable, and keeps all my "secrets" (AKA pimples) concealed.

I usually shy away from using concealer, because it ends up looking cakey on my face, thus drawing more attention to my unsavory zits (not the result I'm looking for). But this one? It has a smooth, creamy consistency, and provides just enough coverage to hide blemishes.

Plus, it contains 2% salicylic acid, which helps heal the little buggers. That's what friends are for.

Watch It, Read It: Bloody Red Heart

11-15-10

Red heart You guys may have noticed that every other Thursday, we have guest writers -- the esteemed authors of RED: Teenage Girls in America Write On What Fires Up Their Lives Today. Well, now our very own RED Hearts writers can add "playwright" to their resumes.

Bloody Red Heart is a stage adaptation of monologues inspired by Red: The Book and essays by Los Angeles-area teens. The show features eight actresses, ages 19 to 22. These are real teen voices being dramatized by young actors. The topics range from lunch lines to foster care to the indignities of gym class and the pain of divorce.


If you're in the LA area, we highly recommend that you check it out. The show runs at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles (Thurs-Sat, 8pm; Sat & Sun 2pm, through November 21st).

And if you're not nearby, pick up the book and read these powerful essays for yourself -- you'll find at least one that makes you want to do a monologue in your bedroom. These young authors inspire.

PS-Read some RED Hearts posts!

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