Thursday, October 23, 2014

no road

There's only one road, the road to no roads. It's kind of like the "there's only one rule, no rules" principle except motivated by the threat of suffering and not the incentive of unregulated pleasure. I read Civilization and its Discontents once.

My gold letters bracelet (fashioned at a BCBG pop-up shop last year) used to read "ADORNO" - my then-favorite theorist. After much conflict with my spectacular fear of not appearing a chic poststructuralist in the spring of 2014, I changed the letters around like an anagram and created "NO ROAD" instead. I read a Guattari essay once.

I clearly didn't get it. But it could be worse. I could be accessorizing my reading history on much more public platforms like Twitter or Facebook, where people actually go to compare their content to my content. As for this platform... I imagine people just wind up here. Never a destination. Always an accident.



OASAP studded dress
, Cobrashop sunglasses, vintage boots


Everything is infinite,

Bebe

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

root chakra

After a week in Los Angeles, I feel very confused about the word 'home.' I guess it's a place that you take with you, or a tendency to make the best out of what you already have. My home is wherever I am whether I like it or not. Which is why it's so confusing. Sometimes home sucks. Sometimes it's really where the heart is. Sometimes it's a shit motel room with cable TV and yellow lamp lighting, but you share it with someone who makes you feel safe. The way I feel is the interior design of whatever abode I occupy... so I must always be cautious not to give into anger or depression. Home is without morbid architecture. 

Still unsure if my chakras are balanced -- if things were actually working out for me I might believe with intense conviction that every piece is in its right place. Then again... maybe there aren't "right places" for pieces to be. There aren't "right homes." There are only places and homes. And feelings to decorate each space in time. I'm grounded by virtue of being alive.



Chicwish
peach dress, OASAP peach kimono, YES Pound sandals c/o Solestruck, Vanessa Mooney jewelry


Everything is infinite,

Bebe

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

still life

I fell off the face of the earth as I so frequently do and arrived again, a placated charybdis in watercolor floral, thrilled to feel the world move around me moving around myself. Here I am, again, and there I'll go in a week to hide inside the white space between dots in an ellipses. As I lose and gain my gravitational pull I fall from socius spheres and back into them. I spiral so far inward that my own weight overwhelms my other gravity, I disappear into my immaterial universe, I emerge again still prisoner. Here. I must enjoy my velocity... always, again. 

It's good to be back outside. Wind. Earth breath. Running in circles like a still life on caffeine. I'm happy to be.



Romwe layered floral dress, Swaychic "Under Construction" boots in white

Everything is infinite,

Bebe

Friday, October 3, 2014

NO FILTER: glamour dolls makeup review

Kinda feels like overnight I forfeited my primary role as a fashion blogger and exchanged it for beauty guru instead! Glamour Dolls Makeup privileged me with the opportunity to try out some products and (as their slogan promises) make Barbie jealous. There are honestly only a couple cosmetic brands I trust for lipstick -- Makeup For Ever and Lime Crime. But after trying out Glamour Doll's lip creams and 'gloss snobs' I realize I can break up the monopoly and patronize another team of awesome artisans, too. These lipsticks and glosses are as opaque as paint! I'm used to the slimy, sheer bottled glosses you find at drugstores... and unhealthily familiar with the disappointment that immediately follows sliding a wand across your lips only to see a slightly pigmented residue staring back at you in the mirror. But I'm a beauty guru now, remember? I have standards!! Standards that demand trashing those filmy gobs for high-sheen, high-performance creams and glosses from Glamour Dolls







For every shade of lipstick, there's a top coat to match - either in a plastic tube or bottle. 



First I tried a pink lip cream called "Dolls Gone Wild." One word: accurate. I was ready to strip naked in this shade... and take exhibitionist selfies on my Las Vegas balcony. Love me a little matte sex appeal. 



"Dolls Gone Wild" was perfectly complemented by an opaque 'gloss snob' in a mauve shade called "Plastic Heart."



The second lip cream I tried is called "Juicy Melons" -- Jessica, the beaut who arranged this care package, specifically chose this pastel orange shade for me AND a coral lip gloss in "Wildflower" to match!







The third lip cream I tried is called "Karma." Expect to feel the wrath of her bitchier side with this purple shade because you can do NO GOOD looking this intimidating. Combined with the dark purple gloss snob in "Zombie Kiss," I felt more devilish than ever. Vixen is so the look for me. 







I also used the "Gypsy Duo Eyeliner" pencil for contrasting and experimented with a little glitter eyeliner. The silver is called "Kate" and the gold is called "Molly." You can guess which one I'll be wearing to my next rave amirite? ;)









So I have a lipstick, gloss, and eyeliner for every occasion -- parties, weddings, one-night-stands, selfie extravaganzas, you get the gist. Fulfills each of my beauty needs and leaves me with only one question: Barbie, can we at least still be friends?







--------> GLAMOUR DOLLS MAKEUP
Lip Cream: $2.99
Lip Gloss: $3.99
Gloss Snob: $1.99
Gypsy Eyeliner: $1.99
Glitter Liner: $1.99


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Everything is infinite,

Bebe  

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SWAAAAAAY

As y'all already know, my favorite online store has longtime been Swaychic. In the past couple years, they've been straight murdering it with their disgustingly on-point inventory. Scrolling through their new arrivals is a punishment to myself... everything is seductive. Everything is necessary. HELP. Naturally I had to throw it down with another collage of my FAVE NEW NEW in case you're also trying to get on that tip. Everything here is perfect for these fall-winter transitional months and can be dressed up or down to your likin'. P.S. Why are these models so hot? I questioned my sexuality for the entire 30 minutes it took me to make this collage, each time hovering my cursor with longing over pixels of gorgeous angel faces. Plz stop killing me Swaychic... in the famous words of Sway's (internet) famous PR rep @BOYTWEETSWORLDX, I simply cannot. But I can. Oh how I totally completely and utterly CAN. 





1. Hologram Boxy Tee, $29   |   2. Mesh Jogger Pants, $37   |   3. Plaid Romper, $32   |   4. Underground Cold Shoulder T-Shirt Dress, $47   |   5. Training Day Shorts, $34.50   |   6. Puppytooth Separate, $44   |   7. Gare Du Nord Denim Overalls, $44.50   |   8. Light Wash Denim Skort, $29.50

Everything is infinite,

Bebe

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

billion dollar brows: tutorial and review

Anyone who's followed me and my blog for the past few years can testify that I've made several questionable makeup choices that turned into full blown phases... phases that were often the subject of derisive comments from beauty elitists and miscellaneous instagram haters. My eyebrows are a particularly contentious topic. I used to darken and enlarge them severely. Click on any link from December 2012 in my blog archive and you'll see EXACTLY what I'm talking about. People really don't like it when I challenge beauty standards by tremendously exaggerating features. They get angry (not realizing that such a corrosive attitude doesn't serve them) and harangue me about how I don't look attractive -- and isn't that the point of makeup?? To look attractive? In my opinion, absolutely NOT. Makeup is a tool for change, not standard rectification and reinforcement. But that's a conversation we can have privately on ask.fm. Today, I'm indulging the elitists and doing an eyebrow tutorial that (hopefully) fits right into the 'natural but improved' beauty principle. 

SO, if you're one of those people who'd rather look beautiful than weird and opinionated, you'll benefit from this brief course in ~eyebrow enhancement~ brought to you by Billion Dollar Brows. It's my first time working with a eyebrow kit and, as the haters will tell you, GOD KNOWS I NEED ONE. Not just an eyebrow kit, but an eyebrow makeover, an eyebrow paradigm shift. I need something, anything to save me from my self-imposed proportion crisis. 

Well, Billion Dollar Brows happens to be the Jesus Christ of kits for heathens like me. It saves. Here's how my 4-step baptism went down.




I started out like this. Naked brows in desperate need of reinvention.



First, I applied the "Brow Duo Highlighter" pencil above my brow bone. BROW BONE?? If it weren't for the pamphlet that came with this kit, I wouldn't have known that blending in a light matte cream accentuates the shape (especially arch) of my eyebrow. 



Second, I rubbed in the pencil marks with the smudge brush to keep it clean and cohesive. Noticeable highlighter and concealer is a no-no... everything about the eyebrow should appear effortless. 



Third, I used the brown mechanical "Universal Brow Pencil" to make hair-like strokes, just as the pamphlet advised. I didn't draw outside the lines as per usual and I tried to keep the coloring conservative. The crayon looks extremely realistic and doesn't just 'fill in the empty space' like the dark powdered shadow I formerly used. 



Next, the brush attached to the other end of the crayon smoothed out the rogue hairs and showcased the natural, youthful shape of my brows.





Finally, the clear brow gel. It looks like translucent mascara... and that's exactly what it is. Not only does it hold the brow hairs in place so I can maintain my look all day without having to worry about fading, it makes the entire eyebrow POP. The finished product is bold and firm.





FINISHED.



And with a little extra glam... this is my final form. 



For such a transformative makeup kit, I'd expect to pay the big bucks. But Billion Dollar Brows is available at Kohl's for only 35 dollars, not the billion it's worth. $35 is an affordable price -- but not SO affordable (read: cheap) that you question the quality of the goods. Every tool I used, from the highlighter/concealer duo crayon to the brush tip for smoothing hairs, felt top notch and proved itself with top notch results. 

I hope this review/tutorial was illuminating for some of you! Surely many of my readers will wish that I had this makeover opportunity years ago... but better late than never. Pick up a pack of Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers at Kohl's if you're still in your December 2012 phase. Take it from me... that shit saves.

Everything is infinite,

Bebe