Friday, September 19, 2014

Linda Evangelitsa Re-Ignites Modeling Career At 49: Face Of D&G New Makeup

"At the beginning of my modeling career, my eyebrows were one of my most distinctive features. Makeup artist Francois Nars taught me how to shape my brows and showed me how to draw them in where they absolutely should be. We would look at a picture of Sophia Loren's Brows and use that as a template."
---Linda Evangelista
Sophia Loren
Who could ever forget one of the sassiest supermodels around---Linda Evangelista.

She was a wonderful chameleon---able to transform from girl-next-door to androgynous beauty to sexy woman, and on  and on.....

At almost age 50, the glamorous beauty has once again emerged as an  in-demand model in a cut-throat business that idolizes youth.

Yes, this vintage model is STILL working and keeping it together. She spoke recently with the UK's Daily Mail.

Linda has also been crowned the face of Dolce & Gabbana’s new make-up line – Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation and Sheer Radiance Make Up Base.

It comes in 15 foundation shades and is enriched with the exclusive Gold Flavo-Silk Tricomplex. Reduces fine lines + wrinkles in 4 weeks ($72, at Saks).

Thursday, September 18, 2014

L'Oreal Claims RevitaLift Is Number One Eye Cream In America: Less than $20

We all hear and see tons of promises by some BIG beauty companies.

Here is another recent claim by Cosmetics + skin care giant L'Oreal:

"RevitaLift® Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream --- The #1 Eye Cream in America."

For LESS than $20, we think it's a must-try. What do you have to lose?

$17.99 to be exact. Buy it at L'Oreal-Paris .

So....What does this drugstore eye cream promise to deliver?

Smoother, Firmer skin in 4 weeks.
Visibly reduced dark circles.

Sounds fantastic to us. But it better contain some powerful ingredients to create this magic.

L'Oreal RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream does feature Pro-Retinol A® and Stimuplex, which are designed for skin cell renewal, hydration, firming, protection, etc.

Check out the back of the box.

We believe that a lot of drugstore skin care products CAN make a difference in how your complexion looks.

But to say a product CAN firm in 1 week sounds deceptive. Even prescription Retin-A CANNOT perform such magic that fast. have to try several beauty products to find the right one that works for you.

So, we will give L'Oreal the benefit of the doubt and say it IS a good eye cream.

Now, we want to pick up a jar and see if it can improve our nasty, dark circles.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Jessica Alba Shows How To Wear A Bustier In Classy Fashion

From summer to approaching fall 2014, Jessica Alba has illustrated to the world how to wear a sexy bustier the right way. Nothing vulgar. Nothing cheap.

Here's the lovely star emerging from a car last evening in yet another black bustier. This time in a classic black/white combo.

And here is the mom-of-two again, sporting the shoulder-baring style that accentuates the uplifted bust, decollete and neck, too.

Then in a green bustier and an ivory bustier dress.

You can copy the classic style with your own bustier under a pretty blazer.

We found a variety of bustiers from NastyGal.

Yes, some of them are naughty, but several of them are also nice for day wear:

On SALE now for $18 at NastyGal.

And this one, also now on SALE for $16.80.

Bustiers look best on smaller-busted women, because everything stays in place. No cups runneth over.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

DWTS Judge Julianne Hough Reaches New Low: Bosom On Parade

We think Julianne Hough is a wonderful addition to the "Dancing with the Star's panel of judges this season.

But---- dressing the young star in an extremely low-cut dress was in bad taste.

We aren't sure how far suspended up Julianne's bosom was, but it looked liked push-up bra city.

Julianne Hough is too good for that almost vulgar display during last evening's season premiere.

We will be tuning in again this evening, just to see if her stylists have toned down the tart star image. Julianne doesn't have to go down that route. She's a two-time DWTS champion.

Just tuned in....wearing a black lace, conservative top up to the neck.

It's healthy to be glam + sexy, but there is a fine line for good taste.

Maybe we're just being dorky and square, but the look was well, weird.

Meantime....If you like Julianne's pretty blonde locks, try this. Her stylist uses it to give the star's locks lots of shine + smoothness:

Unite Luxury D FRIZZ Argan Oil 3.3 OZ (&29.90, at Amazon).

Monday, September 15, 2014

Butterflies Are Free! Put Some On For Fall Fashion 2014

Butterflies have been the delicate, go-to image for Summer 2014.

Remember Kim Kardashian's super expensive, butterflies gown by Valentino? She wore that pre-wedding as she strolled along the Italian cobblestone streets pushing baby North's stroller.

Butterflies are not just for the wealthy or Mariah Carey's signature theme of freedom.

Butterflies on clothing +accessories +jewelry remain HOT for Fall 2014. Don't place these beautiful creatures in their cocoons yet.

Butterflies----wings of desire.

Alright....maybe you can't afford a breath-taking, diamond + sapphire butterfly ring from Tiffany's at $25,000 (ouch!), but you can STILL copy the fashion trend at much cheaper prices.

We found this colorful, flower +butterflies GUESS ring at Macy's for $25.

Forever 21 has a pretty Butterfly Lace Maxi Kimono on display for $34.90.

Would you wear the butterflies fashion trend this Fall?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Revlon Introduces New High Shine Fiber Mascara: Bold Lacquer

We absolutely ADORE mascara. Cannot, repeat, cannot live without.

So, each time a brand new mascara hits store shelves, we are on it!

Revlon has been advertising their new high shine fiber product, called:

We have not tried it out yet, but maybe some of you already have.

It's selling for $7.99. We found a tube at ULTA.

Revlon's Bold Lacquer is available in 3 shades---Blackest Black. Black. And Blackened Brown.

So...does this new mascara deliver the promised punch of incredible volume + length?

Well, we've seen 5 ULTA customer reviews and the beauty score is ho-hum at a 2.8*** out of a possible 5*****.

Hmmm. Well, mascara is a personal thing for each woman who wears it. In other words, some prefer thin formula and others like the thicker, clumpy version.

We might enjoy this new mascara, because we prefer a thicker formula.

Tell us what you think, ladies---

Will you try Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fresh From The Sea: Mermaid Waves Hair Trend For Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Whether your hair is chin length, super long and/or with bangs, mermaid waves are THE hot trend for Fall/Winter 2014-2015.

That's coming straight from the runways. Here is Armani's take on mermaid tresses:

And we LOVE the style It's a bit boho, relaxed, romantic + sexy and not trying too hard.

Take a cue from ageless Sandra Bullock. We like the Oscar winner's mermaid waves. The look softens what could be considered a severe center part.

Sandra looks lovely.

Mermaid waves do NOT have to appear so perfectly. The waves can be loose + irregular. There is no one correct way to achieve this wavy volume.

All you need to create mermaid waves quickly is a curling iron.  To accentuate the cheekbones, begin the curling below the eyes as we see in Sandra's photo. After curling, mist hair with a light hairspray, and once hair cools, gently brush.

You could also plait damp hair before going to bed. In the morning, remove the braids and end up with lots of fresh from the sea waves + texture.

To see more about mermaid waves + other Fall hairstyles, click on