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BEAUTY FROM ABROAD: THE HANDY FACIAL MIST MACHINE

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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 MOISTURE ON-THE-GO

This summer we noticed a number of Japanese tourists misting their faces with candy-colored, pocket-sized, devices.  On closer inspection, we discovered an array of  iphone-sized, personal atomizers, designed to moisturize the skin in fewer than thirty seconds.  Using high-frequency vibrations, water is reduced to a micro level, and is emitted as a cool mist that can easily penetrate the skin.  While there are several brands (and knock-offs) out there, imiy appears to be the most exclusive import.  Endorsed by Japanese pop star, Miki Fujimoto, the imiy also happens to be the most expensive (starter sets run about $275!).

EMMA WATSON REVEALS WHAT’S IN HER MAKEUP BAG

Monday, March 31st, 2014

article-2591328-1C99618800000578-179_964x823-1Emma Watson is known for her good taste and style – so it might come as a surprise to find her make-up bag packed with high-end lotions and potions. The Harry Potter star shared her beauty secrets alongside 30 products on Twitter.  Appearing at the New York premiere of Noah, her regime included hair straighteners, false eyelashes, cosmetics by Nars and Dior and Batiste Dry Hair shampoo.  Read more.

 

PERFUME WITH A KILLER SCENT

Friday, March 28th, 2014

140324-science-eaudedeath_b50b411f31f4e7bae7d3345d67b5983c-1.nbcnews-ux-680-400With the season finale of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” creeping up, a chemist in Nebraska, has been busy trying to perfect the recipe for “Eau De Death,” a cologne so stinky it’s guaranteed to keep even the living dead away. It’s a combination of two appropriately named foul-smelling chemical compounds, putrescine and cadaverine, which coincidentally are emitted by decaying flesh. Add a bit of methanethiol, the molecule that produces the rotten egg smell, and you have a real killer scent.