Monday, November 24, 2014

Would You Pop Pills For Healthy, Longer Hair? These Celebs Do!

Healthy, long, strong, shiny hair.

Who doesn't desire that?

We've all heard about hair vitamins and what these beauty pills can do for boosting hair growth.

But do they work?

And who's popping pills for enviable locks?

A number of celebrities claim they take hair vitamins. Are we to believe them, since most famous women wear hair extensions secretly?

Well, we will give these ladies the benefit of the doubt and believe they pop beauty pills.

Here they are:

Kim Kardashian.   Yes, she wears tons of hair extensions, but she's also been trying to get back her healthy, long hair. Kim claims to take Hairfinity ($24, one month supply).

Kyle Richards, a real Beverly Hills housewife reality star has said her strong, beautiful tresses were a result of these: Nourage ($59.95, one  month supply). Kyle claims that, ""My Nourage hair-care vitamins are heavy, but I don't care! After I had my kids, my hair was breaking off, but these have made a huge difference."

Nicole Kidman also takes hair pills. Her go-to brand---Swisse ($19.99, 2-month supply).

This is what she said last March: I always..."Take hair, skin and nail Ultiboost vitamins from a company called Swisse, which I am the global ambassador for. I down them religiously, and they've made my hair thicker. After I had my baby, my hair got so thin. I used to have really thick hair; now it has come back."

So, the question begs:

Would you take hair vitamins for healthy, longer hair?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Christie Brinkley Loves Olay + Clarins But Will Also Launch Signature Skin Care Line

Cleanse. Exfoliate. Moisturize.

That's what iconic model Christie Brinkley told Harper's Bazaar magazine she does for sound skin care. And yeah....she sure hit the DNA jackpot, because at age 60, Christie looks stunning, STILL.

 But even though one might look young for their age, good skin is NOT a given.

Christie is launching her own signature skin care line: Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare, and the 8-piece collection will pop up at Kohl's dept. stores in March 2015. does this ageless beauty + mom of 3 maintain that clear, radiant complexion?

Here it is, in her own words:

"I use Olay's Regenerist line and Clarins neck cream [$86], and I'm religious about wearing sunscreen daily. When I started modeling I was told to tan, but I always protected my face. Right now I use an SPF I'm formulating for my own skin-care line that I hope will be available in six months. I used to be big on fruit acid facials, but my skin is really clear these days. I also drink tons of water to keep my skin hydrated."

We found the neck cream here at Macy's for $86.

Can't wait to see Christie's skin care debut in 2015!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Burt's Bees New Brightening Dark Spot Corrector 99% Natural: But Does It Work?

Sometimes you have to blow a few bucks to test and see if a beauty product REALLY works for you.

We are all unique individuals, and some things improve our skin.......and other things do not. It's that simple. Period.

So, here's a fairly new complexion brightener by the folks at Burt's Bees. We like that this product is 99.0% natural.

Okay...great that it's almost PURE.

But, can we see real results?

Excellent question. And for $20, we could all find out.

We think this dark spot corrector is worth a shot.

Radiant, clear, evenly-toned skin is something we all desire. 

We would like to test this out on our decollete where we have the little, brown sun spots.  We have been applying Vitamin C serum and Retin-A when we have enough to spare.

Is it working?

Too early to tell.

Burt's Bees formula contains Daisy extract, which is supposed to be a skin brightening agent.

If you have tried this dark spot corrector or have a fave that improves skin tone, please tell us here.

Friday, November 21, 2014

How To Apply Powder Eye Shadow Without It Falling Under The Eyes

This is has happened so many times to us, and probably even to you, too.

This photo we found is greatly exaggerated, but you get what we're talking about.

We happen to prefer powder eye shadow, because we have an oily complexion, and powder doesn't fade as quickly. In other words, powder stays put!

Well, powder shadow DOES work nicely, except for the little specks that land under your eyes and come to rest on top of your cheekbones, ruining your foundation + blush.

We have tried the tissue, strategically placed under the eyes...but STILL the shadow sneaks away somehow, and ends up sprinkled onto our face.

We have heard about these nifty, beauty adhesives designed specifically to avoid the dreaded, raccoon  eyes:

Shadow Shields ($9.99, for a pack of 30). We found them at

This is how to use Shadow Shields:

"The makeup shields are very easy to use. You can apply them gently and securely with the self-adhesive strip. You then apply your eye makeup. The shadow shields remove easily once you have finished applying your eye shadow."

 "The shadow shields can also be used as a guide for applying eyeliner."

Smart beauty invention. And it works well. We are going to invest in a box and see for ourselves.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Get Like Kate Bosworth: Big, Cozy Sweater Coat As Fall Temps Dip Low!

Kate Bosworth is a fashion icon to many people. And we have to admit, the blonde beauty  is always looking super glam!

Kate is said to be busy filming a movie in New York City. The paps snapped photos of the 31-year-old as she strolled around Manhattan last evening, as temps began dipping down into the 30s.

Of course, Kate was prepared, wearing a black + white print , cozy sweater coat + suede booties....and even over-sized shades at night.

You can COPY Kate's look by finding a big sweater coat/cardi in a print.

There are sweater coats everywhere!

We found a cheap one here at WetSeal for $39.99.

This one is navy + white, and pretty, too.

Are you getting bundled up for Fall + Winter?

You better get going! Those temps are falling fast!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Does Kylie Jenner Use Candylipz To Get Super Big Pout?

We just recently we posted about Kylie Jenner's super big lips, because the BUZZ about her continues.

The dermatologists + plastic surgeons that have been interviewed about the subject, believe that Kylie has probably gotten lip injections to add INSTANT volume to her pout.

But now after seeing a new pic of the youngest Jenner sister out in public without makeup, one can clearly see that her lips are average size:

Wow.....we are pretty stunned. So does Kylie get instant BIG lips for red carpet events + selfies?

We cannot prove this....BUT---we think we know HOW Kylie does it. Take a look at this clever, lip pumper suction beauty tool.

It's called Candylipz......And REALLY inflates your lips to the ultimate proportions. It costs $69.99, by the way.

And for all you non-believers, check out this Candylipz demo by Gamergirl.

What do you think.....

Is Kylie Jenner using a lip plumping gadget to get a super big pout?!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Bride Lauren Conrad Keeps Wavy New Bob Bright + Blonde with This!

Reality TV star + lifestyle blogger Lauren Conrad has always been recognized by her long, blonde hair. But these days the happy, new bride has gotten a happy, new haircut---the wavy bob.

And she keeps slicing a bit more off the bottom.

To look at  Lauren's new, wavy + edgy bob, click here.

A lot of blonde celebrities have been doing just that---going for the bob chop. And as we blogged about this here back in October, the edgy bob seems to look BEST on blonde heads. Not sure why....just our humble opinion .

So, how does Lauren Conrad that pretty, new bob looking so bright + blonde?

With a little help from John. John Frieda, that is.

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Everlasting Blonde Shampoo ($4.99, at Target).

This is what Lauren tells Marie Claire magazine about the color preserving shampoo:

"Kristin Ess does my color, and I use the John Frieda Everlasting Blonde shampoo + conditioner to keep it bright so I get more time between appointments."

Great beauty tip!

You can check out Lauren's lifestyle blog here at