read my lips

today, burberry launched a genius marketing campaign called “burberry kisses” in collaboration with google to promote their lipsticks. the microsite forces you to download and use google chrome, where you can choose from stock “quick kisses” or create a personal smooch using a web cam to capture your own lips. you then choose your city and send a personalized message to someone in another city, sealed with a kiss. you can choose to have your smooch in a burberry lip color, then you watch a video of the message soaring to its recipient using google earth and street view technology. there’s also a geo map that shows “the world of kisses”, both live and all.

i must admit that it’s not great at accurately capturing the lip shape…maybe i need better lighting.

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the burberry kisses microsite

capturing my lips

capturing my lips

my lips are ready

my lips are ready

mystery recipient

the voyage as it’s mailed to different parts of the world…

that's my high school!!

that’s my high school!!

reflection of the space needle for seattle

reflection of the space needle for seattle

i guess this is somewhere?

i guess this is somewhere?

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soaring thru the clouds

past the space needle

past the space needle

hello, manhattan

hello, manhattan

and los angeles

and los angeles

this generic park seems to be ending them all

this generic park seems to be ending them all

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email confirmation that your kiss was delivered, complete with lip color

world of kisses – all

world of kisses - live

world of kisses – live

super cool stuff.  for more info, check out the article on wwd.

shade parade #toocute

missoni for target complete lookbook

the complete lookbook was posted on their facebook page.  in addition to the pieces i liked and posted previously, i also like these:


skirt, even if it's plain

kimono top thing

bottom right, like happy socks

the striped one

top right brush bag


bobby pins

these are for girls, but i like them better than the women's version

another pretty pillow

love these


frame on the right

art prints

cute stationery

still cute

as i expected, it’s mostly the house wares and accessories that i like…and the stationery!  i think i’ll pick up at least one scarf, the shaker/martini glass/tumbler set, the pillows, the frame, the set of art prints, and some stationery.  what’s everyone getting?

the collection hits stores september 13th…this will be a popular one.


with harry potter & the deathly hallows part 2 opening in just a week and some change (squeal!), college fashion put together a beauty post inspired by the 4 different hogwarts houses.





and a couple from the characters:

hermione granger

luna lovegood

bellatrix lestrange

for explanations of how to effectively capture “the look”, check out their post.  they’ve also done some harry potter-inspired fashion posts before:





this will help me think of what to wear when i go to that harry potter tribute art exhibition (yes, i’m going!  i don’t care!).  i won’t be wearing a costume although it will probably be relatively easy for me to pass as cho chang.  especially since i like blue, ravenclaw, and those shoes in the formal look are a knock-off of the christian louboutin canon 140’s i’ve been lusting after.

i think i would’ve liked to be in ravenclaw out of all the houses even though our heroes are all in gryffindor.  my favorite characters were sirius black (gryffindor) and severus snape (slytherin).  i can’t wait until i’m done with all this bschool nonsense so i can get down to what really matters–reading harry potter again.

disney eyes

check out these crazy disney-themed make-up looks from make-up artist katie alves.

alice in wonderland


lion king

the nightmare before christmas

snow white

it’s crazy how detailed and precise cosmetic art is getting…especially nail art.

friends + family | too faced

too faced cosmetics is having their friends and family sale–20% off sitewide plus free shipping with code “FF2011S”.  the sale ends this thursday (5/26).

chanel + animation = these are a few of my favorite things

quentin jones

…and peter philips

…for vogue

super sale | up to 85% off too faced cosmetics!

too faced cosmetics is having their semi-annual vintage super sale, which ends 3/20 so you better hurry!  i have heard rave reviews for their eye shadow primer, which is included in their pink carpet survival kit for $30.  and every order has free samples!

smart shopping report | 02.17.11


  • bloomingdale’s –  brown bag sale (up to 40% off); see codes below
  • cusp – up to 70% off select sale items and free shipping on all orders
  • endless – up to 60% off
  • j. crew – 20% off women’s shoes & apparel; see code below
  • juicy couture – extra 30% off sale items; for full-priced items, see code below
  • nars cosmetics – free shipping on orders of $25+; see code below
  • neiman marcus – up to 70% off cashmere


  • anthropologie – free shipping on orders $150+ with code THAWOUT (expires: n/a)
  • bloomingdale’s – $25 off $125 in intimates with code BRA25 (expires: 2.21)
  • bloomingdale’s – $50 off $250 in intimates  with code BRA50 (expires: 2.21)
  • bluefly – $40 off $200+ with code STYLE40 (limit one per customer, expires: n/a)
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  • j. crew – 20% off $150+ with code FABFEB (expires: 2.21)
  • juicy couture – 20% off full-priced items with code PEOPLE20 (expires: n/a)
  • madewell – extra 20% off sale + free shipping with code SOGREAT (expires: 2/17)
  • nars cosmetics – 17% off orders of $75 with code 14162011CP (expires: 3/02)