Wednesday, July 23, 2014

How To Get BIG, Bad Hair With L'Oreal's New Boost It High Lift Creation Spray

We LOVE BIG, bad hair.

Who doesn't?

Volume is important, especially during those hot summer days when your locks lie limp or start frizzing up.

We like trying new beauty products, and we will be picking this one up very soon, because we're hearing very good things about it:

L'Oreal Boost It High Lift Creation Spray ($3.97, at Walmart). Low price for hairspray that promises instant lift + fullness with strong hold + back combing finish.

This can rocks! It's easy-to-use, too:

"Spray 8-12 inches away from dry hair to BOOST IT and texturize for all over fullness. Or spray directly on roots for targeted high root lift. For amplified lift and fullness, use a comb to tease the hair. The perfect finisher for your style!"

Hey, good hairsprays cost a lot more than $4, so we will be happy to spring that for a test run on our long, straight, moody locks.

Customers at ULTA rate L'Oreal's Boost It pretty highly, with a 4.1 out of 5 *****.

The only drawback we could find was the scent. Users found it a bit overwhelming.

Read more about new Boost It--here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Missing The Boot Cut Jean? Skinny Pants Still Hot Trend For Fall 2014

Let us be frank here. Yes, skinny jeans are so popular and make every gal look long + lean.

But we are so missing the boot cut jean. Please come back in style, boot cut!

We don't like the boyfriend cut. We've had a couple of pairs, but it just looks sloppy for us. And the flare jean is hot for some. Michael Kors is featuring a couple of flares but NO boot cut, just lots of the skinny jean + skinny pant.

We believe the slim-fitting boot cut jean (pants style) is the most flattering for the body when worn with higher heels/boots.

Celebs like Jennifer Aniston, Cindy Crawford, and Gisele Bundchen looked spectacular in their boot cut jeans back in 2013.

We have a pair of sexy boot cut jeans sitting in our closet. And yeah, we still put them on when we feel like it. And NO--- we don't look OUT of style. We still look fine.

Favorite college online shops like Alloy feature a variety of the boot cut jean for Fall 2014. At least college students express individual fashion trends, so we applaud them there.

Alloy, in fact, is selling 18 different boot cut jean styles at the moment.

Trends are great to follow, but personal style is also what makes each of us stand out.

Here's to the boot cut return hopefully, in one of these years.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cellulite Is Everywhere--Even On Super Amazing Athletes


We talk about this often, especially when warm weather beckons along with short-shorts + bikinis.

Sad to read about some women though, who HATE their dimpled fat so much, that they refuse to put on anything brief enough that shows their cellulite.

Look---if you are female, chances are you HAVE cellulite. The stats show us that about 90% ofwomen have cellulite. Cellulite is formed in our DNA. Some women are lucky in that they don't have much, but they are in the minority. And yeah.....even super amazing athletes have cellulite.

And for proof take a look at Serena Williams' rock-hard, tip-top-shape body. There she is in April of this year. And you can see Serena's cellulite along her upper thighs/lower buttocks.

We say, So what!

Cellulite is NORMAL. And to the myths out there that as long as you exercise, eat healthy + lose weight you won't have any, that's a bunch of baloney. Tall, thin, athletic, curvy, heavy, petite, short, and couch potato, cellulite targets all shapes, size, races and nationalities.

Cellulite has everything to do with our connective tissue arrangement. With cellulite, our fat cells become bigger and protrude through our skin's collagen creating that bumpy or dimpled look on our thighs, buttocks, bellies and even on our arms.

So, we CANNOT get rid of cellulite but we can mask it with creams + serums. Cellulite products that contain ingredients like L-Carnitine, caffeine, aminophylline help to smooth out the skin for several hours, helping to reduce its appearance.

Adonia Legtone Serum is a popular product that celebs like to use, but maybe a bit pricey at $79 a bottle.

We say.....Let's enjoy our lady lumps now before summer is over!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Yet Another Sophia Loren-Inspired Cat Eye Demo: Difficult Look To Master

The cat eye.

It has to be one of the most glamorous + sexy eye makeups you can try on. You know it when you see movie star Sophia Loren---absolutely the QUEEN of the cat eye, or winged eye liner with the feline flick.

Sophia Loren has ALWAYS been our beauty icon, and her extraordinary eyes are part of this beguiling woman. Those sexy eyes are just as captivating as the rest of her unique facial features.

The cat eye is part of our daily makeup routine. It is a smoky eye with strong liner and that signature "wing." Certainly difficult to master. Our daily cat eye is rather tame next to this movie icon. We do NOT use false eyelashes. We do use a smoky gray shadow to define the eye lid +beyond

Here I am trying to "wing it." I feel that my eyes do not match in this photo. So HARD to get both eyes even with this classic eye look.

Then again, this is NOT a professional photo. Just me with natural daylight. No photoshop. I wouldn't know how to do it. Er...I look like a slug next to Sophia Loren, but I just wanted to show my readers my signature makeup look.

To copy-cat the Sophia Loren cat eye, we found a super YouTube demo by a stunning woman named Teni Penosian.

You MUST check out this cat eye tutorial. AMAZING!

Meow, ladies!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

E! Host Giuliana Rancic Lovin' Her Blonde Ambition Tour: Would You Lighten Up?

Now THAT's dramatic!

We did a double-take when we saw E!'s most famous television host reveal her new, very BLONDE hair color last evening.

Giuliana has played around with several hair color changes in the past, but this one REALLY grabs attention.

We think it's a sexy look, Miss G., but best of luck trying to maintain the flaxen strands, minus the dyeing damage, brassiness, frizzies, breakage and all that other junk that can happen to those with very light colored hair.

We color our dark hair and suffer damage, too, but when you go lighter, you pay a bigger price.

John Frieda's got a nice collection of hair products that offer you blonde beauties lots of TLC, like this one, Sheer Blonde Color Renew Tone Correcting Shampoo, ($5.99, at Walgreen's).

We think Giuliana's teeth really dazzle under this Playboy bombshell blonde look.

We applaud her for taking the chance. It's a BIG deal when you switch up your hair color in a major way.

We prefer Giuliana best with darker roots, but that is only our humble opinion.

We think she looks AMAZING with longer hair, er extensions, too.

Giuliana says she is LOVIN' her new, blond locks, and we bet husband Bill is enjoying her blonde ambition tour.

Would you lighten up for summer?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer Sandal Season Means Smooth, Soft Feet: Try This In the Shower

We have written here several times before about the calluses under our feet. We usually go to extremes by investing in one of those almost dangerous callus razors. You can pick one up for about $10. This beauty foot device actually shaves away dead skin. These razors come with replaceable double-edged blades.

But callus razors take some practice. We're not kidding. If you push too hard on the razor device, you can slice off a bit too much skin, and end up with bloody feet.

There's got to be another method. And we have stumbled on to it. No pain, either---just a weird-massage-like feeling. And you do this in the shower.

It costs $45, but if this brushing-gizmo can do what it claims....and deliver smooth, soft, callus-free feet, then we're in!

It's called the FootMate.

1. You place the suction cups (found underneath device) and stick them to the bottom of your shower or bathtub.
2. Then you apply the FootMate liquid soap that comes with the gizmo all over your feet. You could also use your own favorite body wash. 
3.Now rub your feet back + forth over the FootMate bristles.  

You get a nice soapy massage with the benefits of good circulation + excellent exfoliation.
Check out the demo we found at

We want a FootMate NOW! We are tired of using a callus shaver for our Hobbit feet.

How about you, mate?

Would you invest $45 for a FootMate that gives you smooth, soft feet for the summer sandal season?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

JustNatural: Organic Skin Care Inspired By Nature

Think about it.

The "purest plant oils, butters, botanical extracts and essentials from the best that nature has to offer."

Wouldn't you prefer these organic ingredients in your skin + hair care products?

Then JustNatural is an excellent beauty line to consider. We were lucky enough to receive 4 JustNatural items to try recently. And we must admit---these skin + hair care creams and serums appear to be just as effective and elegant as the big store brands.

As women, there is a lot of pressure to be beautiful with healthy, perfect, youthful skin + hair. So we rush out to buy whatever is hot in the beauty market with most of us not really knowing what chemicals + funky preservatives also share the ingredient list of these expensive products.

With JustNatural, you understand EXACTLY what you are getting in the company's extensive line of shampoos, soaps, anti-aging creams, scrubs, polishes, bath therapies and even skin care products for children.

It's rather simple for the JustNatural company philosophy:
Natural + Organic. Made in the USA. Vegan. Cruelty-Free. Chemical-Free. No GMO's. Paraben-Free. Alcohol-Free. Chemical-Free and Sulfate-Free.

And check out some of the 250 ingredients the company uses to create these wonderful skin care + hair care items:
Neem Oil. Hibiscus Flower Extract. Tucuma Butter. Argan Oil. Comfrey Root Extract. Etc.

Our favorite JustNatural product is the Anti-Aging Night Facial Cream ($56.99).

This is a lovely, light cream that feels  silky + nourishing. Plus it's packed with fine ingredients like Aloe Vera Leaf Gel, Geranium Rose Floral Water, Evening Primrose Oil, Grapeseed Extract, Borage Oil, Mango Fruit Extract, Shea Butter, Orange Blossom Floral Water, Jojoba Oil, Vegetable Emulsifier, Glycerin, Essential Oils of Carrot Seed, Myrrh, Vitamin E..

LOVE this cream. You wake up to skin that glows and is super smooth to touch.

We also received a fab Turbinado Brown Sugar Body Scrub ($27.99). Generous size! And this scrub is a winner---a terrific exfoliator that leaves the body invigorated and soft-to-the-touch. Made from freshly-cut sugar cane and enriched with apricot kernel oil, shea butter, grapefruit extract, to name a few. Smells so yummy!

 We are running out of beauty space here to brag about, but we also tried the company's  Proteins & Vitamins Hair Treatment ($49.99) and their Anti-Aging Renewal Serum ($37.99).

These skin  and hair care products are all FRESH, smell amazingly delicious and inspired by nature.

We think JustNatural is a must-try. Your skin can tell the difference.