From the category archives:

Spring 2010

Pauley Perrette is a Dashing Diva

by Bionic Beauty on 22.Feb.2010 · 8 comments

I don’t often post about celebs, mostly because they are covered in every itty bitty aspect of their lives on twenty-gazillion other websites. But this caught my eye… you see, Pauley Perrette is one of my favorite actresses. For those of you unfamiliar with her, she plays Abby, the techie-genius-perky-goth-forensic scientist on NCIS. Plus she can sing!

Pauley Perrette from NCIS wears Dashing Diva nail polish in The Big Apple

NCIS actress Pauley Perrette wearing Dashing Diva's The Big Apple nail polish.

Anyhow, at New York fashion week this month, Pauley sported bright candy apple red nails courtesy of Dashing Diva’s nail polish in The Big Apple.

Pauley Perrette from NCIS wears Dashing Diva nail polish in The Big Apple

The Big Apple - a classic red nail polish

The Big Apple is described by Dashing Diva as “a true opaque red”. It’s a cream with no shimmer or glitter.

Dashing Diva nail polishes are available in their NY salon’s but also on for $8.

I swatched four of the other Dashing Diva Manhattan collection nail polishes back in May 2009. Mulberry Street and Wall Street were definitely my favorite colors.

Any other fans of Pauley out there? Or NCIS fans in general? How about those red nails?

Spotted: New Maybelline makeup displays!

by Bionic Beauty on 21.Feb.2010

I was cruising through my local Kmart and Target this week and noticed new Maybelline Cosmetics displays being assembled. So I snapped off some pictures of the upcoming goodies we can expect to start seeing. I am guessing these items are for their new Spring 2010 “collection”.

Bionic Beauty spots new Maybelline makeup and cosmetics displays at her local store

New Maybelline makeup products coming soon!

There’s a new line of gel eyeliners called “Lasting Drama”– but they look quite a bit more jelly-ish and more like a soft lip balm than brands we already know (like Jane, Purely Cosmetics, and L’Oreal HiP). Since the formula looks SO different, it will definitely be interesting to see how they apply.

Other new items in the displays included “Color Pearls” – a collection of baked eyeshadows that were full of tiny shimmer. Each compact had a solid color and a mixed color that had several flecks and shades of colors in the same family. For instance, the solid color may be a light olive, and the multi-side would have shades of khaki, gold, tan, brown, dark olive. The idea is to be able to create a full blended eye makeup look with just one pan of shadow.

Read on…