Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall/Winter Means Dry, Static-Clingy Hair: Solution Here!

We love fall. It's beautiful, crisp + clean.

But what we don't need is static, frizzy, fly-away hair. And this happens to us ALL the time, especially once our radiator steam heat kicks on.

If you hate hat hair, too, there is a simple solution. And Sally Hershberger developed this formula a couple of years ago. It even won Allure magazine's best of awards.

Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Spray ($6.49).

We found a bottle at ULTA.

And it's so easy to use. Just dab a little serum onto your palms and run your hands through your hair.
Bye-bye static cling!

It can be spritzed onto wet or dry hair. It tames the fly-aways, adds moisture and delivers softness.

NOT sticky or greasy. A nice, leave-in-conditioner/blow-dry protector, too.

We think this is a good, beauty buy for fall/winter.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New Maybelline Sculpting Eyebrow Mascara Is Simply 'Brow-Tastic!'

Brows. Eyebrows. Whatever you call them, a pair of great ones can REALLY give power to your looks.
Good brows add a lovely frame to your eyes + help balance your unique, facial features.

If you are brow-challenged or yours are thin + scraggly, there is HOPE on the way, because once again, the beauty experts are always developing new strategies for CREATING the perfect brows.

Today, it's Maybelline to the rescue! And we are going to pick up a tube of this very soon:

Maybelline new Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara, ($7.99, at ULTA).

This is a special, gel mascara made just for your brows. It's a tinted formula  that includes a cool, sculpting ball brush.
And Brow Drama comes in 3 shades---Blonde. Soft Brown. Deep Brown.

It does look scarier to use than a brow pencil, for example. But this clever, tinted gel promises to deliver an even, natural, sculpted-looking pair.

Maybelline's Global Brow expert, Maribeth Madron, shows us how to properly put on Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara. And she begins the application at the END of the brows. I begin mistakenly at the opposite or beginning of the brows....but I learned plenty here with this YouTube demo.

So, ladies.....Were you born with a perfect, full pair?

Or do you touch up your brows?

We admit, we fake them a bit. But we would prefer to try the new, Maybelline tinted gel. This is Prestige brow pencil in dark brown, although it photographs lighter here.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Whether You Like Them Or Not: Ponchos and Blanket Coats Cozy For Fall 2014

That's so-ooooo 70s.

We're referring to ponchos + blanket coats. Yeah...A little hippie chic is okay for Fall fashion 2014. These cozy, boho covers were one of the HOT runway trends for autumn.

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi is already hitting the town in her warm + fuzzy, red striped
poncho. And singing sensation Rita Ora cuddling up in a toasty striped poncho.

 We like the look---carefree, easy, laid-back. A GREAT look with jeans. And NO---You DON'T have to invest in a super expensive Burberry Prorsum blanket coat, either, as you can see Cara 


We found inexpensive , cute ponchos here, that WON'T break your fashion budget:

Forever 21 Poncho, $32.90.

Urban Outfitters Blanket Poncho, $44.
Will you COZY up to Fall 2014 in a pretty poncho?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

How Amal Clooney Gets Those Big, Doe Eyes....

Talk about a happy bride. Mrs. George Clooney is loving married life if the big smile on her face is any indication.

Attorney Amal, formerly Alamuddin,  has become the world's darling, fashion plate. Gorgeous ensemble after gorgeous ensemble.

And we already know that Amal has beautiful, big hair. But have you wondered how she gets those pretty, big doe eyes?

Now we know her secret. It's a but pricey, but when you are Mrs. George Clooney + an in-demand lawyer around the globe, you can afford the expensive makeup.

This tube costs $29 and it's from British pro makeup artist Charlotte Tilsbury, who happens to have her own cosmetics line.

Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black.

Charlotte Tilsbury has a great, YouTube video demo that shows you how to apply her Full Fat Lashes.

Check it out here.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Selena Gomez Latest Celeb To Copy Playful Brigitte Bardot High Ponytail

Selena Gomez has excellent beauty/fashion style. And to prove it, take a look at her latest red carpet transformation.

The hair is so-oooo Brigitte Bardot-inspired. It's a playful, high ponytail. The sides are pulled tightly and the crown is left loose + teased for volume + height. And pieces in front are pulled out in a casual, bed-head style.

Actress Brigitte Bardot loved showing off the half-up, half-down hairstyle. We LOVE her timeless hair look!

Other gorgeous celebs have copied the Brigitte Bardot high ponytail before. There's Keira Knightley and Julianne Hough:

So, you wonder.....How do we assemble our hair to achieve the Brigitte Bardot high ponytail?

Well, we are ALL thumbs. We wish we had a celeb stylist to do our hair like this.

Check out this How-To video by Howcast on YouTube. It's well-done.

Will you attempt this playful, high ponytail?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mindy Kaling Gets Some Balayage! Cheap + Low Maintenance Highlights For All


It's been around since the 1970s. It's a French coloring technique that is done with a free-hand style. NO foils. NO cap on the head highlighting, either. And Gisele Bundchen was one of the most recognizable models to popularize that natural, sun-kissed look.

But Balayage is NOT just for flaxen-haired beauties. It looks wonderful on brunettes and raven-haired ladies, too. Balayage adds DIMENSION to dark locks so hair doesn't look so FLAT.

Just look at TV star Mindy Kaling. She's been showing off her balayage results on Instagram.

Celeb colorist Cherry Petenbrink did Mindy's balayage. And we LOVE it!

Balayage is cheap, too, because it lasts for months, looks naturally placed and doesn't bear the high costs of most color techniques. And there is no line of re-growth, so you can hide the or touch-up phase for longer periods of time.

A professional salon is the BEST way to get a little balayage going on. You don't want to OVER-LAP highlighted strands by doing this solo.

Balayage can be done on ANY hair length and type of hair---wavy, curly, straight.

We like Mindy's caramel highlights against her raven locks.

Would you hand-paint your OWN hair highlights?

Or BEST to leave to the pros?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

At 7 Years Older--American Idol Judge Paula Abdul Looks Even Younger Than Judge JLo!

We must admit that these American Idol judges---one former and one present, both look stunning for celebrities over 40.

Paula Abdul is 52, while JLo is 45.

Paula Abdul at 2014 Logie Awards, April 2014
And if we really had to tell the beauty truth, Paula Abdul is even younger looking than Jennifer Lopez. Plus the former A.I. judge is 7 years OLDER than JLo.

Jennifer Lopez at Billboard Music Awards, May 2014

Both are in fantastic, fit shape and share a dancer's profession.

We happened to catch Paula Abdul on the Today show yesterday morning, and we were blown away by how youthful + natural she appeared.

Not sure if it is a combo of light plastic surgery, fillers + Botox, but girlfriend looks amazing---ageless.

Take a peek for yourself here on Hulu.

And here on YouTube 2 years ago. Paula, of course, works out, but she's also into healthy, green shakes.

Watch Paula Abdul's new music video, "Check Yourself" promoting breast self-exams during Breast Cancr Awareness month. Click here at

Paula's sister Wendy is a breast cancer survivor.