Monday, January 30, 2012
The end of color contacts? Or the beginning of something really scary? For $5000 and 20 seconds of your time, you can now change your brown eyes to blue. The Washington Post reports that this new procedure is getting mixed reviews from experts. Some doctors claim it will not damage eyesight, while others argue that the destruction of the melanin in the iris can cause seepage which could lead to glaucoma. But, hey, breast implants have been known to leak too. If people want it, they are going to get it.
It makes you wonder if in a few years, what other lovely body modifications will be available to mankind, and how far we will go. Will we end up painted and decorated, and totally opposite of nature, similar to The Capitol citizens in The Hunger Games series?
We're not far off.
*Note: the photo above is photoshopped. Actual results do not look like this.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Are you awkward? Aren't we all just a little? Even if you won't admit your awkwardness, you will love this online show. The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl follows the life of J, and her everyday experiences with personal-space-invading coworkers, overbearing bosses, interracial dating, making new friends, and more. A friend of mine put me on to the show and now I'm hooked. It's laugh-out-loud funny and so true. Check out all of the episodes at www.awkwardblackgirl.com.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
I came across a Refinery29 post that I loved. Creative blogger Ashley4Emergy was featured in a DIY piece on how to update your shoes with cool neon accents. It's a cheap-chic way to update your things without splurging on something new.
Check out her how-to blog post here.
**Note, photo and idea belong to Ashley4Emergy. See previous link for her info.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
You've got to love it when you find great things for a price that is too good to be true. The places I most often find such deals are at Marshalls and T.J. Maxx. My first job at 16 was actually at a Marshalls in Richmond, VA. I think that's why I'm so good at knowing how to look for things there. This week I found some really great things at T.J. Maxx, including an adorable Marc by Marc Jacobs swimsuit. The suit, normally $94 each piece, was $45 total.
Friday, July 15, 2011
My favorite booth there so far belongs to the ladies of Be You Fashions (above). Their jewelry, both affordable and fabulous, made me swoon. Many of their pieces mimic current pricier designer looks, and others are more vintage-looking. They also have a fabulous selection of hats as can be seen in the photo above. Check out my great finds after the jump.