Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Thanks I Watch Stuff for this tip.

J.J. Abrams is working on his next human disaster film about earthquakes.

The last time I saw this exact same movie, I was there to support my good friend T.J. for his big screen debut.

I got into the Philadelphia premiere of Cloverfield through work. I couldn't have been more excited. Unfortunately I suffer from motion sickness and had to leave the movie half way through. Also, although T.J. was a main character he only had about 2 minutes of air time.

Here are some better ways to enjoy his comedy:


Monday, August 11, 2008

Russell Brand

OK, I think I love him.

He lives in Hampstead.
He is a comedian.
Wrote a book.

The hair:

He was involved with Big Brother UK. Embarrassing in the US. Mildy embarrassing in the UK.

Nonetheless, he's hosting the MTV Video Music Awards. Here's two promos with him and Britney:


Tarte Friends and Family Review

Remember the Tarte 40% off sale? Here is a review of what I ordered. All in all, I'm very happy!


My top picks:

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes!

Tarte EmphasEyes


Damn You China!

You're so fucking fabulous and stylish. Only you could make everyone else look so pedestrian. I get it. You own us.

Watch in awe nonetheless...

(R. Kelly crap was not played at the time of this event)


Saturday, August 9, 2008

Bernie Mac, RIP

“Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital,” said Danica Smith, his publicist.

Get the full story here, here, here, here, here, or here.

Read the NY Times obit here.


Friday, August 8, 2008

Happy Friday!

Have a great weekend! Don't forget to hug the ones you love.


Energy - Serenity

My friend Cara is a jack of all trades when it comes to beauty. Not only is she an Esthetician with a focus on makeup, but she is also a licenced Massage Therapist with some of the strongest hands in the business.

Naturally, when Cara offered to have me model for her portfolio I jumped at the chance!

Feel free to check out Cara's website and blog. She currently works alongside a chiropractor PLUS travels for massage and wedding makeup and is starting her own mobile spa business!

After the jump is the work Cara did for me. She chose to make me a Fall bride and my makeup lasted all day!

Mary Kay Medium Coverage Foundation (liquid): Ivory 104
Mary Kay Sheer Mineral Pressed Powder: Ivory 2

MK Signature Concealer: Ivory

Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color: Sunny Spice

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color: Crystalline
Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color: Moonstone
Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color: Amber Blaze
Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color: Vintage Gold
Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color: Hazelnut

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color (Eyeshadow used as eyeliner): Chocolate Kiss

Mary Kay Signature Ultimate Mascara: Black

Lip liner:
Mary Kay Lip liner: Dusty Pink

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick: Amber Glow
mixed with
Mary Kay Creme Lipstick: Berry Kiss

Lip gloss:
Mary Kay Nourishine Lip gloss: Cream & Sugar


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Face Of The Day

I chose three of the eye shadows featured in my MAC palette - Body Shop Eye Shimmer in 07 on the inner lid, Parfait Amour in the center and Mothbrown on the outer crease.

I lined my eyes by using tightlining and waterlining.  Check out this previous post to learn how!

I followed this with Tarte's Light, Camera, Lashes!  mascara, which so far I love.

One more picture after the jump.


Oh NO, she di-int!

I can appreciate that Katie Holmes is such a tall, slender, statuesque beauty she can pull off more daring or bizarre (or early 90s) fashion statements. See above. Peg-legged boyfriend jeans actually look like effortless cool. But let's be real and imagine the moments just before she walked out the door. Just like I was in 1992, she's doubled over rolling and re-rolling her jeans to make sure they're tight enough to stay put but not quite turning her toes purple.

So I gave Katie the pass on the peg-legging until I discovered this photo. She has made a lethal combination of 3 P's and I'm throwing her in time-out (I've watched a lot of Jon & Kate Plus 8 lately). Peg-legging, Python, and Pantyhose. Like, gag me with a spoon!!!


Makeup On A Budget

Considering this wonderful economy, buying makeup on a budget has become a top priority for me. Some of my favorite beauty items are super cheap, so I thought I would include some info about them!

Wet N Wild Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Palette
One of, if not THE MOST pigmented shadows on the market! Grab these whenever you can find them, especially the limited edition palettes. For warmer toned ladies, I recommend Sand Castle - great neutrals.

For fairer ladies like me, I recommend Paradise Cove.

More budget makeup after the jump.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation
This comes in both normal to dry and oily to normal options, which I love- plus it lasts! It also has a great shade range.

Milani Glimmer Stripes
They're Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick's for a 1/4 of the price! I personally own Berry Glimmer which is a great bright pink shade that really pops.

Essence of Beauty brushes
$2.99 - $12.99
Often Sonia Kashunk is heralded as the dark knight of inexpensive but quality makeup brushes, but Essence of Beauty is another must have drugstore brand.
I love their kabuki and dual eye shadow brushes.

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Natural Origin Pressed Powder
Although the shade range is hard to navigate, this paraben free powder has an almost creamy finish on the skin.

Maybelline Lash Discovery
Maybelline makes the best drug store mascaras. My two favorites by them are Lash Discovery and Volum Express Turbo Boost. Lash Discovery is great for every day. It catches each lash and gives great length.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Here is just a tiny part of my eye shadow collection:

For the eye shadows in this video click "read more".

From left to right:

MAC Mothbrown
MAC Parfait Amour
Body Shop Eye Shimmer 07
MAC Shroom
Urban Decay Maui Wowie
MAC Solar White
MAC Alum
MAC Sumptuous Olive


Tougher than Leather

I need a leather jacket. Which one will it be?

The Grant by Mike & Chris

The Kellen by Mike & Chris

Keep in mind, I don't have a motorcycle. I just have mad style...yo.


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Making winners out of your loser kids

"What our teachers lack in 'professional' 'credentials,' they make up for in charm"


I approve this message because I believe it's totally hot

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

Thanks Paris. I'm done with my mildly political action of the day.



Thanks BellaSugar for letting us know about this useful item:

The Bang-Go ($20)is a must have for those who need serious sun protection, but can't live without full bang visibility.

Take it along on your next RV trip, golf game or walk along the boardwalk in Seaside.


True Tales of Ebay

I took my orange postcard-sized parcel claim ticket to the post office yesterday. I was expecting them to hand me a neatly packaged book a friend had sent. NO.

The federal employee clumsily handed over this hand-stitched burlap sack filled with who knows what.

"That's for me? Jaime?"
"Yes. SIGN."

Ah! It's from Uzbekistan! It's the Suzani I won on Ebay. The one I stayed up until 2am to win (by $0.50) a MONTH AGO.

Since most Suzanis this size (9' x 11') go for about $400 on Ebay, I figured it would be vacuum sealed and shipped via FedEx. It's a luxury item, right? NO. It's a CULTURAL item and the culture doesn't stop at the textile; it extends right through to the shipping. What a steal!

The burlap bundle had been hand stitched and each hem secured with wax seals. Honestly, Martha Stewart couldn't match this sort of care and handiwork.

This closeup is blurry, but you can almost make out the letters on the seal. They spell...UZBEKISTAN!

Too cool.

See my Suzani unveiling after the jump.

Here it is, splayed out across a chair. Oh, isn't it lovely?!?!? What a fantastic, burlap-wrapped, treat!

I bought it to use as a loose fitting sort of slipcover for my sofa in the office. But I won't be committing this piece to any spot in my home until it is cleaned. As my friend Susan so aptly put, it smells like a wet Yak.

Hand embroidered, worn, and imperfect. Could it be any more...perfect?

Lesson: The best prezzies come in the smelliest packages.

Please send blue cheese.

And boys.


Thanks Jor!

Lucky Magazine has an online special this week. For the cost of shipping, get a full-sized hand and body cream from Wei East!


Monday, August 4, 2008

For Those Of Y'all That Wear Fanny Packs!

I own a fanny pack.
I never get to wear it.
The first time I met my current co-workers, I was out with a good friend. It was right after finishing my left wing Liberal Arts experience and I didn't give a damn what people thought. I just needed a decent place to hold my keys and wallet and enjoyed the liberation of my shoulders.
But apparently, wearing fanny packs is a really big deal.

To this day, the vision of me in my carefully chosen black LeSportSac pack is the butt of many jokes.

Here it is in all it's glory:

On a very rare occasion, like a trip to Disney, I will I pull out the pack. I figure, amongst so many fanny pack wearing men AND women I won't stand out.
There was even a brief moment where I thought they might come "back". Carrie Bradshaw was totting a Dior (or Gucci?) pack - I thought "Here is my chance!". But alas, the fad never caught on.


Saturday, August 2, 2008

On The Wings Of Love...

Recommended eyeliners for winged look:
Lancome Artliner
MAC Liquidlast
L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tipped Liner



Friday, August 1, 2008

Happy Friday!

It's true, I'm the most annoying pet owner!


Everything is $6 at Besame Cosmetics!

For the next 10 days Besame Cosmetics will be offering all the items from their first collection for $6. I recommend buying as much as you can find, especially their amazing lipsticks. They are beautifully packaged, super pigmented and last forever. Besame is especially known for their classic reds.

Check them out here!


Thursday, July 31, 2008

My Skin Care Routine



The products I used after the jump...

Cerave Hydrating Cleanser

Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash

L'Oreal Skin Genesis Eye Serum

MAC Cleanse Off Oil

Philosophy Purity Made Simple

Biologique Recherce P50


Oscillate Wildly

We're all about the sneak-peaks here at Jaime Knows Best!

Today only at Sephora.com, get Lancome's new Vibrating Infinite Powermascara. This item won't be available again until December 2008.

But I don't care if it's not available again until December 2018. I'm not buying it.

The concept terrifies me (7000 oscillations per minute?! NEXT TO MY EYEBALL??) and the product description offends me ("In one easy new gesture, let the vibrating brush combined with an exquisitely smooth formula wrap every lash up to 360 degress." NEW GESTURE? Ya, like I've never held a mascara wand up to my eye and winced.).

Oh, Lancome also wants you to know: "With Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara, your lashes will instantly appear ultimately extended, exceptionally separated, and spectacularly multiplied in number."

Instantly? Ultimately? Exceptionally? Spectacularly? GO ADJECTIVES!

I'm thoroughly annoyed. But if you want one for yourself, at least use this Sephora Coupon Code for 7 free samples: JULYEYES


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Man, I knew I shoulda used protection

Now, usually I don't do this, but, uh... go on 'head an' break 'em off with a lil' previews of the...preview.

THAT'S RIGHT! Toot toot! Beep beep! New Kells tracks have been leaked on YouTube.

If you're not a die hard fan of the Pied Piper (shame on you!), let me give you a peep of his latest lyrical genius and you'll surely be hooked.

Track: Wanna Make A Baby
Lyrics: So let the IPod play, and let me give you all you need, fulfill your fantasies. I'm just trying to knock you up, so you can have your Mini Me.

Track: Might Be Mine
Lyrics: There's a very good chance that it might be mine. Man, I don't even like this girl!
And the first question out they mouth, was did I sleep with the girl? At first I hesitated then said yeah, went onto tell 'em that I hit it raw.

Full tracks after the jump. You know you wanna hit it!

Wanna Make A Baby

Might Be Mine


Gorgeous Gold

I've fallen crazy in love with Alexis Bittar. I want almost everything he (edit) makes. I am trying to decide if I should get anything from his website. What are your thoughts?






Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Most people know The "American" Office is based upon a British sitcom created by Ricky Gervais and Steven Merchant. It is one of, if not the most amazing sitcom of all time.

The American version has been so successful the show is becoming an empire. Ricky Gervais' blog hints of a Russian version for next year, and links to a Chilean version, which looks like it will be out soon. Enjoy a quick clip of the Chilean "David Brent".

If you're a fan of The Office, check out some other projects from Ricky Gervais I highly recommend:


Shia, How I Love Thee

I don't care if you're an alchoholic ass. I've loved you since you were a little boy...

I saw your potential at a very early age. Some may think my love for you had been illegal, I say I just saw a good thing coming.

You even looked reasonably cute in your mug shot:

Here was/is my other not-so-legal crush:

What can I say - I have an eye!


A Little Tuesday WarmUp

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Superhero Style

My comic book knowledgs extends to my Brian's closet full of cardboard boxes, stuffed with independent books like Blade of the Immortal, Newtype, Neon Genesis Evangelion and his awkward (although humorous) obsession with Asian women (a man can dream, can't he?)

But apparently I should be paying closer attention to his little hobby. This year, Comic Con had over 125,000 attendees. Here is some of the "fashion" from the show...

Is there anything /one that you are such a huge fan of you would glady dress up like them?

For me it would be a toss up between these two: