Friday, May 28, 2010

Date-Rape-Detecting Lip Gloss

After Tracy Whittaker was warned by a waitress that the drink that a handsome stranger bought her might be spiked, Whittaker took action. She started 2 Love My Lips, a line of minty-fresh, lip plumping glosses with built in test strips that detect date-rape drugs in drinks.

The final design, two years in the making, received wide attention when it launched a few months ago in Whittaker's native U.K.; now the glosses (five shades; $17 each) are available in the U.S.

According to their website, 2 Love My Lips lip gloss and cosmetics offer the unique combination of beauty and safety. The 2 Love My Lips range of lip gloss is a sassy, tingly two-in-one lip plumping/breath freshening gloss cleverly packaged to include a drink spike detection kit!

2 Love My Lips is not only a new premium lip gloss, it is a tool for all modern women in todays social scene. So the next time you step out to party - look gorgeous and be in control.

Go to and use code MARCLA25 for a 25% discount.

Limited Time Offer!

Stay Beautiful - Beauty Queens


Thanks to Marie Claire magazine for this information.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Zipper Ballet Flats

I am loving anything zipperized lately, and these shoes are no exception.

Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous, not only sells these in her etsy shop, Tattered Flower, but she is so kind to have added a tutorial to her blog.

and if you want to know how you could win this...

Check her out.
I have also posted more info about the contest on my new Up-cycling Craft Blog,
Crafting Wish List.

Stay Beautiful - Beauty Queens

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Alexander McQueen Dead at 40

Fashion designer, Alexander McQueen, who was scheduled to start off Fashion Week today, was found dead in his apartment in London. It is believed that the 40 year old designer committed suicide.
His unique style and designs were an innovative addition to the fashion industry.

McQueen's family issued a statement stating that "On behalf of Lee McQueen's family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand, has been found dead at his home. At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee's family. Lee's family has asked for privacy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this."
Here’s what some of the people and co-workers who knew him had to say:

Naomi Campbell: “I am truly devastated to lose my close friend. His talent had no boundaries and he was an inspiration to everyone who worked with him and knew him. This is a sad day to all who loved him around the world and my condolences are with his family. I will miss him so much, he will never be forgotten.”

Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief, Vogue: “We are devastated to learn of the death of Alexander McQueen, one of the greatest talents of his generation. He brought a uniquely British sense of daring and aesthetic fearlessness to the global stage of fashion. In such a short career, Alexander McQueen’s influence was astonishing—from street style to music culture and the world’s museums. His passing marks an insurmountable loss.”

Lagerfel, Chanel designer: “I found his work very interesting and never banal. There was always some attraction to death, his designs were sometimes dehumanized. Who knows, perhaps after flirting with death too often, death attracts you."

I think it is fair to say that Alexander McQueen was a unique and talented designer whose designs will be marveled and admired for years to come, I doubt there will ever be a designer quite like him. He will be greatly missed.

New Blog - Crafting Wish List

I wanted to let everyone know about my new blog. I have really been enjoying a lot of other crafty blogs and websites lately. So, I started a blog so I could save all of the ideas on line that I was digging along with crafts I completed myself. Kind of like an on line file cabinet.

Then I started thinking that others may enjoy keeping up with all these great ideas as well.

So, if you are interested in creating your own home decor, holiday decor, sewing ur own clothes, refashioning ur own clothes, looking at all the creative ideas from blog land.... then check out...

My Crafting Wish List


PS I will still be posting on this blog.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


I LOVE SHOES.... as most big girls do. No matter how many extra pounds I may gain or lose I can still wear my shoes, and they can make the most boring outfit look extra special.

So, I was purusing the world wide web and came across these beauties...
OUCH.... These suckers look painful! and then these....
Very unique... I doubt you will run into another girl at the party wearing these bad boys!
Now this last pair...
Scary... looks like some type of torture device... don't piss the girl off who's wearing these shoes,
"Super Freak, She's Super Freaky"
Now I like a good shoe that is different and stands out, but I don't quite know what else to say about these.
Just curious to know what your reaction to these shoes are?
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" or the blind.
BTW, I don't know the price, but can imagine they are all priced at a couple hundred, at least.
Would you go this far to be unique? and How long do you think you could walk in these?
Thanks for checking me out...
Stay Beautiful - Beauty Queens

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy Holidays... Where am I Going with All of This?...

I know it has been a while, and I am about 2 weeks late but...


I have been reading so many blogs lately, (I think I have an addiction) and everyone is talking about the dreaded New Years Resolutions.....
I usually don't make any b/c I feel that they are destined to FAIL!
but I decided to make just a couple.
So, I will share them with all my blog/youtube friends,
hoping that this will help me stay accountable!
I am the worst with this. I will try to put off anything if I can, and it
really puts me in a deep rutt. So that is #1

I love this website.... basically for those who are unfamiliar, you make a pledge for 2/4/or 6 months that you will not buy any NEW clothes. You will Reuse/Recycle/Reduce by refashioning old clothes that you have or have bought second hand from the thrift shop/yard sale/estate sale/etc. OR you can just make your own clothes from scratch.

You are allowed to buy socks/shoes/underwear/bras/etc. brand new during this time AND supplies or material to make new stuff. The whole idea is to reduce our waste....

I am really excited about this. I have been lurking on this site for a few months now and there are some really talented people on there. I have gotten so many ideas, I cant wait to get started.

I have taken the 2 month pledge, just to get my feet wet and see how it goes. I don't really have much of a choice right now anyways, Im BROKE!

This is a refashioned sweatshirt.... I think it is really cute!

So, I will keep posting to let you know about the stuff I make/re-fashion.

BTW, I tried to give only handmade gifts for Christmas this year, and it went really good. Unfortunately, I forgot to take the "after" pics b4 I gave them away. I really wanted to show them off... I will see what I can do to get some pics of the stuff "in use"

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season... and I hope to post about some really cool Valentines Day gifts very soon!

Stay Beautiful - Beauty Queens