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Impress Your Friends with this Easy Marilyn Monroe Halloween Costume

Growing up in the Geulasse household, my sister and I were often told by our mother that Marilyn Monroe was a starlet hussy who would burn in the fiery pits of hell because she was too beautiful. Then our mother would turn to us and say, “You both are so lucky you weren’t blessed with looks. You will live long lives. But you’ll still burn in hell.” And then she would leave the house for a week or two. Hah,…

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Never Shower Again with this DIY Salt Scrub

Honestly the California drought has never looked so good on my skin- I cannot thank Los Angeles skincare guru Lili Lolla (of Lol-la Your Skin Looks Great fame) enough for her amazing recipe that she was kind enough to share with the Des Geulasse team. It’s literally the best excuse not to shower! It’s so wonderful to feel clean without the waste of water- and it’s SO easy if you’re trying to get out of the house fast and don’t…

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The Art of Skinstugi

I was first introduced to the traditional Japanese art of Kintsugi by a dear friend and fellow fashionista, Miyu Topa Topa. One day, as we were both sitting outside drinking white wine spritzers and watching the sun set, Miyu said the most beautiful and profound thing I have ever heard… it went a little something like this: I see so many imperfections in the world, you know? You see this sunset, Phyllis? It is not perfect. You see this glass…

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Humble Living with a Personal Photographer

Des Geulasse spent the day with Japanese ‘It-Girl’ Miyu Topa Topa to get the scoop on beauty, fashion, and what it’s like living with a personal photographer. All translations were done on site by Phyllis and Primrose Geulasse.  DG: Hi Miss Topa Topa, Thank you for getting together with us today.  MTT: Please, I would prefer that you were to call me by my first name, Miyu. Thank you the pleasure is mine. It is lovely to meet you both as I…

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Our Big Surprise

Primrose and I want to officially apologize for our two week hiatus. We had to travel last minute to Dusseldorf, Germany for a little something that was TOP SECRET. And once we got back we weren’t allowed to tell anyone about it… until today. Obviously we were afraid if we blogged we would accidentally spill the beans, so we decided instead to turn off all electronics and lock ourselves in the house for the whole last week. It was just…

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E-femme-ral Nail Art

Romance author Rebecca Roybokssøn once said, “Life is unpredictable, it is ephemeral. It often slips through our grasp and falls away, much like the delicate petals of a dying flower”.…

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DIY Betsy Ross Inspired Sun Hat

Happy 4th of July to you all! A and I were were planning to spend the evening together watching fireworks, but unfortunately he’s still out with his son and wife so here I am alone in my apartment with boxed wine and a pack of cookies. No hard feelings A, it’s not like you ruined my holiday or anything, HAH! Anyways, in case anyone was feeling blue on this perfect American evening, I thought it was time to post Primrose’s…

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Easy Summer Boho Fashion

I swear I am such a flower child sometimes. I love walking around barefoot and I love nature and I L.O.V.E. anything floral. Call me a hippie if you want- I’m too ‘peace’ and ‘love’ to mind 😉 So one of my favorite things is incorporating natural things into what I wear. People often think flower crowns are just for music festivals or the Renaissance fair but I say take it further! Let your inner boho girl out with more…

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Color me Sweet: DIY Edible Nail Art

My sister, Primrose, and I are OBSESSED with painting our nails. I don’t know if it’s the addicting fumes or just how elegant our hands look, but we get together at least four times a week to have a mani/pedi sesh. The best part is Prim is an absolute master at nail art. I timed her once and she was able to accurately recreate the Birth of Venus on my thumb in two minutes and with only three colors. Of course…

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The Mayover

A continuation of our Five Uses for Mayo for Your Cinco de Mayo Series. Check out Part I here.  One of my favorite things to do when I’m feeling down (which is like all the time now that The Bachelor is over!!) is to allow myself a little me time. Most days this just means fixing up a bowl of Talenti’s Banana Chocolate Swirl Gelato and reading a few chapters from the latest Johanna Lindsey novel (#bloggerlife) BUT every once in…

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