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Claritas

5 Dec
C. Jeré sunburst

C. Jere sunburst sculpture (mid 20th century)

Beauty (capitalized here to indicate a BIG IDEA) often gets described with words related to luminescence and light.

Think about it! You light up a roomradiate inner beauty, and shine at everything you do. You’ve got a luminous presence, beaming smile, eyes that sparkle and skin that glows… damn! It musta hurt when you fell from heaven cause you’re a star!

Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ “Untitled” (America), 1994–95

Inside, we beam and shine as bright as a disco ball. As winter steps in and  dulls our skin and flattens our hair, however, we could all use a little help conducting our inner radiance outwards.

Use Fresh’s Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask to get your outside as (figuratively) shiny as your inside. Consider purchasing a gastight Hazmat suit as well because your radiating radiance will be dangerously high. It’s that good.  And yes, unfortunately, it’s that expensive.

Fresh Black Tea

Get the “pregnant glow” without the long-term financial responsibilities!

This is one of those “just suck it up and buy it” products. Although Fresh recommends using it 2-3 times a week to get ideal results, most of us don’t hang out at the 1% club. Get the 50 ml and break it out for those special occasions. You’ll be so happy you did.

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SUGGESTED READING:

Check out Umberto Eco’s History of Beauty (2010 edition) chapter on Medieval ideals of Beauty = Light as well as this fabulous scholarly article by Sarah-Grace Heller, “Light as Glamour: The Luminescent Ideal of Beauty in the Roman de la Rose” (2001).

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Solstice

21 Jun

Today is the Summer Solstice! Grab your flower crowns and go Bacchae wild this Friday.

Here are some earthy inspired beauty stuff to try:

Fishtail Braid video – (El Cee really did teach me how to do the ‘do!)

Connect with your inner flower child by using the too adorable Swedish Dream Sunflower facial soap. It’s very good for thirsty skin!

Let your eyelids be as green as the grass you prance on with Bobbi Brown’s Sage, Balsam and Forest Metallic Eye Shadow palette. All three are stunning greens. For a cheaper alternative, L’Oreal’s Wear Infinite Studio Secrets in Spring Leaf packs a pigment punch. Use Eco Tools Bamboo set to apply —  the fibers hold product very well. If you’d rather coat your lashes instead of your lids, try YSL’s Mascara in Jade Black. It’s dark enough like a normal black glob but when the sunlight hits  just right the green comes out. Magical.

Now enough interneting! Go out and play!

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Midsummer’s Night Dream engraving photo source

Robert Altman photograph of hippies dancing source