Showing posts with label beauty chick lit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beauty chick lit. Show all posts

Friday, May 2, 2008

Beauty and Fashion Chick Lit

Beauty and Fashion Chick Lit from my network partners at Coutorture and Total Beauty:

Australian Fashion Week is like reading a coffee table book at Coutorture.

Read this and weep: The biggest and best Green giveaway on the web is from Total Beauty.

Smelly Blog combines poetry and science to review Lily of the Valley perfume.

Add length to your lashes: Check out Viva Woman's amazing experience.

Want your cake and eat it, too? Whiten your teeth and gloss your lips in the same product from Tia Williams.

What Not To Wear's Carmindy has an Sally Hansen makeup line. Read Blogdorf Goodman's take on the new beauty product line.

A La Mer Mother's Day gift that says "I love you" in every language from The Beauty of Life.

Read a chapter on nails about OPI's new Fun in the Sun from All Lacquered Up.

Spoiled Pretty keeps us posted about People's 100 Most Beautiful People.

Ding Dong, Avon Calling, from Cybele Says.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic educates us on the science behind retinoids.

A sun-safety kit from Savvy Skin will keep you protected when you are lounging on the beach reading the perfect beach read.

Stella McCartney's skincare line from Daily Dose of Coffee is another great chapter on organic products.

Style It answers a reader's question about when is it permissible to wear madras.
Talking about reducing stress, Product Whores gives us a one-two punch: Get a free massage with a children's book donation to Project Sunshine.

Another sweet-smelling read from All About The Pretty -- a Mother's Day gift option.
A Mom in Red High Heels offers great inexpensive gifts for Mom, including the Shemergency Survival Kit.

Smart chick lit from Temptalia: Read the schedule for Free Skin Cancer Screening from Aveeno.

Beauty Chat Blog says Yes To Carrots for her hair.
The Fashionable Housewife is giving away a free clutch.

Pink Rock Candy wants to know if you suffer from Loubout-itis -- Christian Louboutin shoes.

Spring cleaning tips from Eye4Style will have your closet spiffed up in no time.

Great sales from Nordstrom -- fabulous yellow trench coat -- from Fasshonaburu.
A coveted Botkier Lita pink clutch will bring you to tears from Haute and Bothered.

Are you reading any books or blogs you would like to share with us?
Happy reading!

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Beauty Chick Lit: "Dear Oprah"

Since I am out of town for another week, instead of my usual "Best Reads of the Week," I am posting for your enjoyment a humorous letter posted on BoomerGirl entitled, "Dear Oprah."

Dear Oprah: Please cut me some slack
Posted by
Women with something to

Dear Oprah,

How are you? I am fine. Well, actually, I'm not so fine considering I woke up with night sweats four times last night and my middle-aged eyes are so bad I can't read a blessed thing which is why I accidentally took the dog's medication instead of my thyroid pill.

But oh! Let me stop right there. Instead of flinging such negative karma to the universe, you would want me to choose gratitude for what comes my way. Therefore I declare that I am thankful that I will never have to endure the ravages of heart-worm.

I'm writing you today about
last Thursday's show when you and your gal pal, Marianne Williamson, asked us to embrace the miracle of aging.

Now, Ms. Winfrey I try to do all the things that you say. Were it not for your book club, who knows what I would read. And how else would I refer to my va-jay-jay in public if it weren't for you spreading the word? All though I do wonder just why I want to be referring to my va-jay-jay at cocktail parties and such, but no matter. I'm sure you'll have a friend on your show who will explain that to me, too.

And speaking of your friends, I really must say I'm enjoying them all. Especially that cute Dr. Oz with his deep, probing questions. Gosh, when he wanted to know, "Do you ever sit back at night and think, 'Why do I have pubic hair?'" I was ever so impressed. I had never considered that before.

If anything, I usually sit back at night, in the spare five minutes I have after the kids are in bed, the dog has been walked, the dishes are done and the e-mail's been checked and lapse into a comatose state. If ever I think of my pubic hair these days, it's to idly wonder if
makes a formula for the nether regions.

You and Miss Williamson (who is lovely by the way) directed us viewers to believe that 50 and beyond will be the most miraculous time of our lives and I so want to believe! But, Ms. Winfrey, there is one teeny, tiny thing niggling at the edge of my mind. I hate to bring it up, your Oprahness, because I know what I project will ultimately come back, but ma'am, what should we do about the parts of midlife that suck?

Don't get me wrong, I know that forty is fabulous and fifty is fearsome. But do I have to love everything that's happening to me now?

I know to look at the good side of things, really I do. I try to be happy when I notice my hair thinning. "It's not gone," I tell myself. "It's just moved." To my chin.

I'm trying to make the best of my hot flashes, too. I'm Canadian. Surely the extra heat means I'll save on my winter wardrobe.

And when I can't read small print on prescriptions or pill bottles, I try to stay positive and just guess what to take. Golly, apart from that near fatal overdose, things have been fine.

I'm not just asking for myself, Oprah. I'm thinking of my friends. Unlike you, we don't throw lavish parties where famous friends read us poetry. Our little get-togethers are modest affairs with bottles of moderately priced Merlot and lengthy discussions of our raging hormones, wayward teens and Betty the Cougar's affair with Alex the pool boy. We need to blow off a little steam.

So please Oprah Winfrey, please cut me some slack.



Even though it's supposed to have a tounge-in-cheek slant to it, what do you think of this letter?

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