Friday, November 30, 2012

Dry Shampoo Update: Batiste XXL Volume

So, I've found it. The holy grail of all dry shampoos! As a shower-hater, my quest has been ongoing since before my last post (in 2010!) on dry shampoos for the ultimate in dirty-hair-disguising weird, powdery sprays. In my last post I declared Batiste the winner, and after two years I stand by that declaration.

What I do have to update you on, however, is my new discovery of Batiste Volume XXL Dry Shampoo. The thing about the basic Batiste is that it works as a dry shampoo, but you still have to do some work to style your day-or-two-old hair into an eye-pleasing and self-confidence-inducing coiffure.  Wow, that was a lot of hyphens. ANYWAY, this new Batiste (or new to me, at least) acts as a styling product and a dry shampoo! It's amazing! Behold:

I didn't expect it to work so palpably, so instantaneously, so damn well. The moment I sprayed it, as I've sprayed the classic Batiste so many times before, I felt my hair gain this fantastic gritty, maleable quality akin to having heat-styled it with gallons of hairspray the night before for some big event and then sleeping on it. I took the above picture first thing in the morning and as the day has worn on, the effect has only gotten better, grittier, grungier, and more voluminous. As someone with thick, heavy, slippery hair, this stuff is a godsend.

I found it at a drug store in Canada called London Drugs and I've also seen it at Shoppers Drug Mart. Get some and get your Veronica Sawyer/Twin Peaks/Cindy Crawford/Valley Of the Dolls on!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

rubber - lou doillon

I'm not usually one to gush over one particular person but LOU DOILLON, am I right? Just saw this video on Garance Doré and was struck with how /COOL/ she is. I've always admired her style but video captures a person much more accurately. That's sometimes bad for impressions but in this case it's good.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

moody bored

Don't gloomy, cloudy days seem like the best days to make a mood board? Do you like my punny title?
Gotta have: cropped, messy hair, lips the colour of fallen leaves, army jackets, feminine charm, and contemplative stares. It's my fall look, duh.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

it's a lot better if you don't watch the video

I remember when Sky Ferreira was just an underage fixture at LA parties. Not that I grew up in LA or have even ever been there (everything is embarrassing, indeed) but me and my friends — mainly Pullteeth— were exposed to pictures of her with big dark circles around her eyes hanging off of other hangers-on via The Cobrasnake.

Now she and no doubt a team of star-makers have taken her messy hair, dark eyes, and Olsen-twin ressemblance to another level to turn her into a popstar. Is it unfair to introduce her and define her here by her looks? Totally, because I think her voice is pretty decent and this charming interview on Rookie tells me that she was first noticed for her cover of Miike Snow’s “Animal” and her own song “One" so there's that. 

What was my point again? Oh yeah, this new song and video. The song is great, dreamy, 80's, minimal, flossy in the cotton-candy sort of way. The video is horrendous. So I guess I went from being interested (mildly, very mildly) in Sky Ferreira's looks to only being interested in her sound. As a musician she won, but as a popstar she's lost me with this embarrassing video. ANYWAY. Just watch it?