by Anna Yu
Leave it to Stila to create yet another must-have beauty item. Known for their fun colors and innovative multi-tasking formulas, Stila's smudge pots and lip glazes have earned the company a loyal following. Not to be outdone with their fabulously helpful talking eye palettes, they've recently come out with a product that speaks to both my beauty obsessed and geeky personalities! The Stila makeup player can be described as a train case, sound system and your own private makeup artist all in one. Just download the how-to videos from Stila, load them up onto your iPod Touch (or any other video compatible player), plug it into the makeup player and follow along with the step by step tutorials. The makeup player also comes with some of Stila's best selling items: the One Step Makeup Foundation, and Eye Shadow Trio & #7 Eye Shadow Brush, Convertible Color for cheeks and lips, and their Lip Glaze in Grapefruit. And in true multi-tasking Stila spirit, you can also use the player to blast your favorite music as you put on your makeup or even load up some YouTube videos of your favorite beauty gurus!Price: $69.90Who Found It: facadeindreams was the first to add the Stila Makeup Player to the Hive.
Are bowties ready for a comeback? I sure hope so! No longer reserved for nerds at prom and Bill Nye the Science Guy, bowties have started popping up here and there. But are they prime for a big return or will it just be a flash-in-the-pan trend like the brief resurgence of men's short shorts? From hipster to hip-hop and all the way uptown to"Gossip Girl" territory, there's no denying that the trend is starting to build. Karl Lagerfeld has been spotted wearing a simple black silk bowtie for some time and Kanye West is rocking them in his sneak peak at his new clothing line Pastelle. Forgotten by fashion and relegated to dweeb territory for years, today's bowtie has a nostalgic kitschy feel that's fresh and new. Ready to jump on this trend? Check out the slideshow for some favorites. Not sure how to even tie a bowtie? Click "See Video" to watch Avvi66's YouTube video, "How to Tie a Bowtie" for a step-by-step how-to.