Monday, July 20, 2009

My New Favorite Beauty Tool

I have discovered a new favorite beauty tool, and I just have to share it with you. Ready to Wear's Lash Extension is the best product I have ever used to define and elongate my eyelashes. I started out on a quest to expand my mascara proclivity past Maybelline's Great Lash Mascara, which resulted in the trial and review of both Global Goddess and IMAN mascaras (neither of which were worth my time). The next stop on my journey was R2W's Lash Extension. And let me tell you, third time's a charm.

Now, despite my 10-year inability to break my one-mascara-brand habit, I do have quite a bit of experience with lash extenders and falsies (as well as other eye-widening makeup tricks) from my theatre days. I dare say that if you've been wearing false eyelashes for a night out, you can quit right now if you go get Lash Extension, which creates the same full, dark effect--except that it is easier to apply and looks much more natural.

The product is not a gel or mascara. It's actually a tube of teeny-tiny little dry fibers that cling to wet mascara and thicken your eyelashes. If you follow instructions (one coat of mascara on your lashes, add the fibers, one coat of mascara to seal them in place), they do an amazing job of making it look like you were born with eyelashes that Liza Minnelli would envy. Here are some before and after pics from HSN:

The only thing you have to be wary of is making a mess with the fibers. The package actually comes with instruction for clean-up, but I found it pretty easy to remove stray fibers from the tops of my cheeks where they landed. The ones I wore on my eyes came off along with the mascara thanks to my other recent discovery, Talika Lash Conditioning Cleanser. With some practice, using the R2W Lash Extensions should be a piece of cake. And you, too, can be enjoying gorgeous, lush eyelashes that your friends will envy and men will notice.

Top 100 Fashion Blog

Didja hear? Style Bard Shoes is on the StyleClone Top 100 Fashion Blog list!

I am very humbled and flattered to be included with some of my own favorite fashion reads, such as Coutorture, Fashionologie, Go Fug Yourself, Manolo's Shoe Blog and Style Bubble.

For the complete list, follow the link.

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Top Tunic Dress (TTD) by Roland Mouret

I'll be the first to admit that I never swooned over the Galaxy dress. My fascination with Roland Mouret has been limited to his sudden explosion onto the scene, his brooding eyes and that thick, charming accent. But now my interest is definitely piqued over Mouret's new TTD garment. More and more, designers plunge into the future by creating versatile garments that can be modified, recycled and reimagined with time. It's evident that fashion houses must consider the economically minded consumer in coming years, and speaking as one of them, I must say that a very versatile garment (or three pieces, really) speaks more to me than does a simple dress than can be worn one way to a limited number of occasions. Learn more about the TTD in the latest Notes Weekly at, and be sure to let me know what you think!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

New OMNY Post!

Ever get stuck at a swanky party wearing a t-shirt and jeans? The Style Bard has.

Check out the story at One More New Yorker.

Monday, July 06, 2009

LOL Spam

Here's the latest Top 20 Titles from Style Bard's Spambox.

If you squint, they kind of tell a story!

1. Hi
2. Do I know you?
3. Where will you go tonight?
4. Get ready to improve your night life.
5. I'm going to show you this, but keep it secret!
6. He wants an audience
7. And he, who is so kind and keen
8. Nail her like a youngster.
9. Wanna try?
10. Help needed
11. Join us at 8
12. we will make you happy;
13. For everybody in here
14. Where is those place?
15. Photos of the place
16. You're officially "in" now!
17. Check our new members
18. Call me back please.
19. You're a moron.
20. Aloha

I think it's the story of a poor, naive couple who goes to Hawaii on their honeymoon and are lured into joining a smutty sex scandal. But maybe that's just me.

Feel free to send me some of your better titles and I'll post them next time!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Havaianas Flip-Flops Review

Havaianas Sandals

Are you stuck in a flip-flop rut? I was; I always bought the same boring monochrome pair of Old Navy flip-flops year after year.

And then this year I decided to try Havianas, a very popular brand of Brazilian women's sandals.

Head over to SBS to check out the comparison between the two sandals, and to read the full review.