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We Tested $1,517 Worth Of Makeup — & These Were Our Favorites

A wave of panic washed over us as we calculated the actual cost of all the beauty products tested for this story. Could we really have blown through a month’s rent in pursuit of the best foundation and foundation drops, concealer, mascara, black eyeliner, and setting spray? We added up the totals again. And again. Yikes.Though no actual bank accounts were harmed in the making of this story (we snagged products straight from the beauty closet), that big-time dollar figure represents just a slive...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Marc Jacobs, Maybelline, Ulta, Danielle Cohen, Catrice, Rollings, Michaela Rollings, Sephora Opaque, Macy x27


Robert Foley’s 426 Max Wedge–Powered 1963 Polara Overheats. We’re Gonna Fix It

The Combo Law enforcement officer by day, hot rodder by night—Robert Foley always wanted to get his hands on an early Mopar Max Wedge car. Robert Foley always wanted to put together an early big-block Mopar muscle car. “I liked the history and tradition, how these awesome cars put Chrysler into the forefront! I lucked out and found a 1963 Dodge Polara with the awesome 426 Max Wedge already in it!” The clone-conversion is about as close as an average hot rodder can get to the real McCoy out...
Tags: Usa, California, Engine, Chrysler, Detroit, Griffin, Bosch, Robert Foley, Foley, Moser, McCoy, Rollins, Hot Rod, Hayden, Riverside California, Fastenal


Our Staffers Put Long-Wear Makeup To The Test At Our Holiday Dance Party

There's a generally accepted notion within the beauty industry that makeup looks best an hour or so after it's been applied. Once it's had a chance to soften and become one with your skin it feels less done and, according to many, far more beautiful. But what happens when that hour or so involves an open bar and raging dance party? Will you end up with the artfully-disheveled allure of Kate Moss' cool-girl '90s eyeliner, Grace Jones ' lived-in Studio54 glam... or a sweaty and smeared mess?We al...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Kate Moss, Grace Jones, Marc Jacobs, Samantha, Richmond, Sephora, Don, Hargrove, Laura Mercier, New Foundation, Stila, Pigalle, Tarte


HOT ROD Rescue: Lockup a 700-R4 Torque Converter Without a Computer

Pam Jacoby’s 700-R4 Trans Won’t Lockup the Torque Converter. We’re Gonna Fix It. The Combo Guys don’t believe a girl can own a car like this.” — Pam Jacoby “Ever since I was 16, I’ve been into cars and hot rods. I’m definitely an oddball in what’s still mainly a man’s world,” relates Pam Jacoby. “Guys are surprised that a girl owns and drives old American iron. When I’m with my boyfriend, they tend to ignore me and start talking to him about my cars!” Pam’s latest find: a beautiful 1932 Ford Mo...
Tags: ISO, EFI, Ford, Engine, Rochester, Mark, Ron, Pam, ATF, Norm, TCC, Jacoby, MeFi, ECU, Rollings Automotive, Rollings


Pit Stop: 1987 Monte Carlo Timing and Cooling Problems

Running 100-percent Evans waterless high-performance coolant is said to prevent engine boil-over as well as the formation of localized internal engine water-jacket hot-spots. This is said to offer much better internal engine protection, thereby enhancing real-world coolant system efficiency. Chevy Timing, Cooling issues I installed a Chevrolet 350-HO/333hp crate motor in my 1987 Monte Carlo SS, and had the trans reworked with a shift kit. We wanted to keep the computer-controlled stock Qua...
Tags: Featured, David, Gm, Evans, Monte Carlo, Hedman, Mira Loma, NHRA Super Stock, Norm Rollings, Rollings Automotive, Rollings, Monte Carlo Timing, Hypertech Inc Bartlett TN, KRC Power Steering Kennesaw GA, Rollings Automotive Inc


The Vacuum Gauge is Your Friend: Tuning a 1964 Chevelle’s Driveability Problems With Basic Hand-Tools

The 350 Crate Engine in Carl Arentz’s 1964 Chevelle Has Severe Driveability Issues. We’re Gonna Fix It. The Combo Northridge, California’s Carl Arentz wanted a reliable basic daily driver, but his 1964 Chevelle has been dogged by driveability issues. (Photo: Mark Rollings)   Carl Arentz bought his 1964 Chevelle two years ago, well used but running. “I’m well aware that it’s an old dog that should have been put down,” he says, “but I can’t bear to see these cars go to the junk pile.” He’s ...
Tags: Facebook, Rome, Ford, Engine, Gm, Madison, Dot, Akron, Southern California, Mark, Allen, Southfield, Muncie, Norm, Denver CO, HEI


HOT ROD Rescue: EZ-EFI Issues on 1967 Corvette Traced to Bad Valve Seals

The 350 in Bill Hedekin’s 1967 Corvette Backfires, Stalls, and Uses Oil. Time for HOT ROD to Fix It. Bill and Linda Hedekin bought their vintage 1967 Corvette in the late 1970s. The ex–road racer has long since been returned to the street. The Combo Bill Hedekin’s 1967 Corvette should have been a runner. Once a late-1960s-style SCCA B/Production road racer, the car was returned to street duty, still equipped with a vintage 355ci Mouse with fuelie heads and vintage Edelbrock Torker single-...
Tags: Usa, Labor, China, EFI, Engine, Gm, Chevy, Bill, Cleveland, Memphis, Accel, Akron, Magnum, Carter, Ron, Springfield MO