Saturday, May 2, 2009

Spend $1,500 on Sunglasses OR Have a Six-year-old Make a Pair!

This pair of sunglasses costs $1,500. You've GOT to be kidding me. First of all, they are hideous. They literally look like a cheap pair of plain black sunglasses with cheap rhinestones stuck all over them. Not exactly cutting-edge fashion.

Alber Elbaz has created this pair (that is being sold exclusively at Ilori boutiques). Apparently the name alone is what makes these shades so pricey.

Personally, I hate 'em. But if this look is for you, do yourself a favor. Pick up a pair of black sunglasses from Target for $14.99, a pack of rhinestones from Jo Ann Fabrics for $2.39, and let a first-grader get crafty. The effect will be the same (if not drastically better).

Eye Brightening Magic

Recently, I have been blessed with a groovy new job--alas, the job is roughly a 3-4 hour commute (round trip). This is exhausting, and thus every time I glance in a mirror I cringe because obviously the lack of rest has taken a toll on my face. Namely, my (previously) gorgeous eyes.

I may have found a cure! Smashbox's Untamed Double-Ended Eye Brightener is the perfect solution for tired-looking peepers. It highlights and brightens quickly and beautifully and fits perfectly into my purse.

At $22, this nearly-magical product is a tid bit pricey, but well worth it for the long-lasting beauty it produces.

Swine Flu Fabulous

This whole Swine Flu craze has gone a bit too far. Don't get me wrong, I fully understand that this is a real problem, but the fashion industry has taken the flu to a whole new level.

Irina Blok has decided to produce limited edition fashion surgical masks--they are apparently the "perfect gift for Mother's Day" and cost about $10.

I'm practically speechless; although the pig snout one is kind of cute. And, I should probably mention that proceeds from the mask sales will be donated to Children International to help Mexico fight the Swine Flu epidemic.


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