Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
In your 20's:
2. Play up your lips. Sandy advises to go with the dark lipstick and super shiny glosses now, because when you get older, lips lose volume, and a deeper tone can be aging.
3. Don't skip foundation. "Even beautiful skin can benefit from it," Sandy say. "It's corrective."
Monday, March 29, 2010
Frizz. Exactly what is it? Frizz is breakage that occurs in wavy or curly hair. And the frizzies can occur through sloppy styling.....like brushing through hair when wet. And razor cuts can also develop frizz after a while. Perms and harsh color processing can also result in a head full of frizzies. We are all prone to some sort of frizz. But remember, being gentle with hair styling and a good trim every 4-6 weeks helps a lot. Also rinse hair after shampooing in cool water to smooth cuticles.
Meantime, there are so many super products out there to help control or tone down the frizz. We've all known about the power in John Frieda's Frizz-Ease products that have been around for ages. These are extremely popular because they work. And now, we are happy the label has added 2 shampoos and 2 conditioners in their frizz fighting arsenal:
2. Smooth Start Repairing Conditioner.
3. Smooth Start Hydrating Shampoo. (The Hydration duo treats hair that is frizzy and dying for moisture).
4. Smooth Start Hydrating Conditioner.
The new John Frieda Smooth Start line has special ingredients like silk protein and lipids that help lock in moisture. These shampoos and conditioners create healthy hair by filling in the cuticles to boost body and shine.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
We like Cindy Crawford, because she is an intelligent woman who gets it. She never took herself too seriously during her days before the camera and the catwalk. So, today, we have more smart and sensible beauty tips by Cindy, tips she gave to the April issue of InStyle magazine.
For her daytime look, Cindy keeps it simple and sleek. A great pair of jeans 'that make your butt look good,' a little foundation, mascara, brown eye shadow, nude lipstick, and some jewelry, and she's good to go.
1. Brown eye shadow. Cindy Crawford says that brown is your best friend. "It's less harsh than black, it goes with everything, and it's impossible to mess up. For day, I do variations of brown shadow, either matte or shimmer."
2. Nude lips. Yes, the look is very polished when you can nail the right tone. "A neutral mouth looks really sophisticated, but you have to pick your color carefully so you don't look washed out. I like beigy pinks that are one shade darker than my natural skin tone. I almost always wear gloss, and save lipstick for special occasions."
3. Jewelry. It's the perfect finishing touch, according to Cindy. "Jewelry, like mascara or lipstick, completes your look." Cindy has her own jewelry line called One Kiss, and her pieces are meant to be worn every day like makeup. One Kiss debuts at JC Penney at the end of April.
4. Take care of your skin. Cindy advises SPF protection during the day and a good night cream when you retire for the evening.
5. Exfoliate at least once a month. Cindy is a strong believer in microdermabrasion facials every month and continues the exfoliating at home. "I use a gentle scrub or buff puff to clean my makeup out of the nooks and crannies so my pores don't get clogged.
6. Ballet Flats. Stylish and comfortable, and these classic shoes go with everything, Cindy says.
To see Cindy Crawford's 60-seconds of style video, click here.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Only one little thing.....you cannot buy Cover Girl LashBlast Fusion Mascara in drugstores until April. Okay, it's just around the corner, but---you can get it online pre-sale at a few places right now. What's so amazing about the LashBlast Fusion Mascara?! It almost stretch-essssssss your lashes as you build layer upon layer with Cover Girl's unique fiber-strength lengthening formula. Nope...we don't know how they create the ingredients, but the stuff works. And if you've been lash-challenged, and all you've got to work with are skimpy lashes, then try this tube. You can create instant length and volume.
By the way, the new Cover Girl LashBlast Fusion Mascara will retail for $8.99 and come in 4 shades: Very Black, Black, Black Brown, and Brown.
To get some long, thick and sexy lashes with FREE shipping,, click here.
Friday, March 26, 2010
"The smallest number of steps we took in a day was 11,000. We never caught a cab."
Meantime, it's back to the daily running sessions for Valerie. And just a few weeks before the Boston Marathon:
Great story. Great woman. We wish Valerie Bertinelli all the best.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Dying or dye-ing to try this new and gentle no ammonia, 10 minute hair color by L'Oreal! Ever since we saw beautiful 'Lost' actress Evangeline Lilly doing television ads for L'Oreal, we got hooked on her shade: Iced Chocolate.
So deeply hydrating, it counters dullness and helps prevent damage. Even suitable for heat-damaged hair.
Conditioning treatment with royal jelly, nature's superfood concentrate with the most essential nutrients. Seals in glossy shine.
Glossy, healthy-looking shine, full of shimmering tones. Softly blends away grays. No obvious roots. 10 little minutes.
If you hesitate between two shades, choose the lighter one.
For the best gray coverage, choose shades with neutral tones.
Evangeline Lilly has gorgeous hair , and everyone's going bananas over her shade: Iced Chocolate (cool chestnut brown) or 4AR. Her color looks as yummy as a chocolate bar! And you can pick up a box at your local drugstore for just $9.99.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
It's a 2-in-1 beauty product that does a decent job of brightening the undereye area. Dark circles are a very common problem many women of all ages wake up to every morning they stare into the mirror. And Mediterranean women especially, are haunted by this not-so-pretty condition.
The Anew Reversalist Illuminating Eye System, now on sale for $25, claims to do this:
Visibly repair dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles over time.
When you first start use it, the eye area appears more luminous.
IN 4 WEEKS, it dramatically reduces the look of fine wrinkles.
The 2-in-1 eye system includes:
1. Sheer veil with potent skin brighteners. Illuminates undereye area instantly. Use after eye cream and reapply as needed. .09 oz. net wt.
2. Eye cream: visibly repairs dark, circles, fine lines and wrinkles over time. Use twice a day all over eye area. .5 fl. oz.
The magic beauty ingredient in the Anew Reversalist Illuminating Eye System includes,
Activinol Eye Technology, which was developed to repair wrinkles. Avon’s patent-pending Activinol Technology has been shown to increase the production of Activin, the skin’s key repair molecule, to help increase the skin’s ability to repair itself and encourage the formation of fresh skin. Avon’s Reversalist products use two biologically derived Phytochemicals in it’s Activinol Technology:
Amorphophallus-- which stimulates Activin production to help trigger the skin’s repair process. And Sesbania, which boos the skin’s support structure to help deliver less wrinkles.
You can learn more about the new Avon Anew Reversalist Illuminating System on YouTube. Or right here at Avon.com.
And if you don't love it, return it, for a full money back guarantee. We like that beauty promise.
Monday, March 22, 2010
The 31-year-old Ghost Whisperer actress recently broke up with longtime love Jamie Kennedy, and if you believe therapy theories about chopping off hair after a love split, well, maybe there's some truth to it.
Remember this:...I'm gonna wash that man right out of my hair...." This time, Jennifer Love Hewitt is actually cutting that man loose from her hair. And let's be frank here. Most of the hair Jennifer had cut were really long hair extensions. And we're pleased that she's gone back to her natural, darker hair color, too.
We are tired of seeing all these Hollywood beauties with the same cookie cutter, super long and wavy hair extensions. Enough! We wish the Kardashian sisters would all chop off a few inches from their really long hairstyles and try something new. Same with Gisele Bundchen. Denise Richards. Jessica Simpson.
Jennifer Love Hewitt's bob is actually a LOB, or a grown out bob with long layers. And that is a hot look right now. She was photographed outside her Brentwood, California home over the weekend.
Does a short haircut cure a heartbreak? Who knows. Jennifer seems to have taken the high road, when talking about her ex:
"It was a mutual decision and we've parted as friends. There's no anger, there's no upset, there's no enemies."
"It's been totally fine. It's really a testament to who he is and to who I am. We're both grown-ups."
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
3. Deep Conditioning Treatment for Hair--Pour a quarter-sized amount of oil into hands. Smooth over damp hair, applying most of oil to ends. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. Shampoo out and style as usual.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
• Deliver potent anti-oxidants
• Maintain micro-circulation inside
• For smooth, sexy skin outside
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Drugstore as good as prescription??!!
Professional Pro-X is Olay's most expensive skin care line in their large arsenal of anti-aging drugstore products.
Monday, March 15, 2010
How does she do it? Let's take a look at celebrity stylists and learn some smart and simple hair care tips.
Hair color. Extremely important. Color isn't just for covering up a few grays. The right hair shade speaks volumes about a woman's beauty. Just ask one of the best in the business, master colorist Kim Vo.
"Skin tone is the most important factor in deciding your perfect color," Kim Vo says. "It takes a professional eye to determine, but for a simple read, use the veins on your wrist. If your veins are blue, warm tones like chestnut and auburn tones are for you. If your veins are more green, caramel and golden hues will compliment you. If your veins are blue/green, then warm and cool tones can be added seamlessly".
Shiny, healthy hair is another key to polished locks. Salma Hayek has one of the glossiest manes around. Is it sheer luck or lucky genes? According to celebrity stylist Robert Vetica, it's even simpler than that.
Any woman can achieve high-voltage shine with one product: Moroccanoil. Robert Vetica explains how he styles Salma's hair:
1: Separate hair into small sections.
2: Add Moroccanoil Treatment and Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to each.
3: Use round brush to blow dry sections.
4: Let hair fall and mist with Moroccanoil Gold Glimmer Shine Spray.
And when it comes to curly hair, a little extra TLC is needed. Nicole Kidman goes back and forth from bouncy curls to sleek, straight hair. Her secret? Bio Ionic hair care products.
Kerry Warn, Australia's own celebrity stylist, uses the line on Nicole Kidman, so she can change up her hairstyle without damaging locks.
"These products use the Trinity FX charge to shatter water molecule clusters by up to 10 times their size and keep them apart, allowing the properties to penetrate deep into the hair shaft." You end up with straight, silky, smooth hair.
Even if you don't have perfect locks, and need some for a special occasion, like wedding hair, relax! You can fake it.
Jessica Simpson's favorite stylist Ken Paves, has designed beautiful hair extensions that are very easy to put in. Why not try his Clip-In Bangs. They're made with heat-friendly synthetic fiber so you can curl, cut and style - just like your own hair.
"Now you can have super chic blunt bangs without the commitment of cutting your own hair. This fabulous fringe looks real, feels real and stays put! Just clip in and go," says Ken Paves.
Whatever you do, remember your hair says a lot about who you are and the style you are embracing. For more hair tips check out hairstyles on Wikipedia.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
The season is calling for either a bold or bare pout. We've seen many pretty celebrities painting on the nude lips....Fergie, Leona Lewis, Carrie Underwood, Penelope Cruz, Mary J. Blige, and the list goes on.
Our simple beauty tip: Experiment with going nude this spring and summer. Try on a few nude lipsticks, liners, or glosses until you nail the most complimentary 'beige-y-ness' for you. There is a nude shade for every woman, but it might take a few tubes until you find the perfect one.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
"If you focus on the calorie count, it can make it much easier to chose a snack and much easier to stick to your diet, and you can't stray too far if you only allow yourself that 100-calorie limit," says Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.
Friday, March 12, 2010
And talk about hair accessories, these products are so beautiful. From casual barrettes to silky headbands to elegant crystal tiaras, some of the loveliest hair adornments we've seen.
They say, "It's all about the hair." And often times, it is, because when a woman's hair looks good, she feels good.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Victoria's Secret, Dillard's, and Sephora, are just three out of many popular places, where we found this butt lifter.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Okay, maybe we're being corny here, but American Idol's Simon Cowell is quite smitten with the 36-year-old Afghan beauty. In fact, Simon introduced the world to his fiance last night on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Of course, Simon was coy and playful and didn't exactly indicate when he would marry his Idol makeup artist. But it's nice to see a happy celebrity couple.
Mezhgan, pronounced 'Mish-gone,' knows a lot about makeup. She is the makeup artist to Idol judges Simon and Randy Jackson, and has used her talent to create beautiful faces on contestant after contestant on the hit show. She joined American Idol on Season 2, and has been there ever since.
Adam Lambert, who won't go anywhere without his fab eyeliner, raves about Mezhgan's Me makeup line.
"He loves it because it doesn’t smudge," she says. "He’s always talking about it on red carpets. I should give him a lifetime supply."
Mezhgan has a very interesting and brave background. Her family escaped from Afghanistan in 1979 and later settled in Los Angeles, where Mezhgan did some modeling, and started going to dental school. And then, eventually ended up with a super career as a makeup artist, as she tells the dailygab.com:
"The irony for me is that, in my country, once the Taliban took over, women couldn’t even show their face or put on makeup," Mezhgan says. "And here I was doing exactly that on the No. 1 show. I realized how important that was; [Makeup] is part of being a woman, and it does give you self-assurance and confidence. In a way, you’re ready to conquer the world."
You can take a look at her Me makeup line here. There are lots of products designed for face, eyes, lips, and cheeks, and a nice assortment of makeup bushes. We especially like Me's variety of undereye concealers and bronzers.
When you think about it, Mezhgan Hussainy is the face of Idol.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
It's called the Febreeze Sport Extreme Odor Eliminator. Great name for a useful product. And you can pick up a bottle in your neighborhood grocery store for about $5. And it comes in two uni-sex scents: Fresh & clean. Active Fresh.We think it's a smart idea. You can spritz Febreeze Sport in all your running shoes, gym bags, on unwashable equipment, and even on your work-out clothes. If you believe the fine print, then you can bet the stuff works. Febreeze's special 'X-Sweat technology' is able to zoom in and zap stubborn and smelly tough sport odors. And of course, a powder fresh and clean scent will follow you around.
Even if you don't sweat, ladies, you might know someone who leaves his smelly sneakers sitting around. And you could always douse them with a very strong blast or two. Get rid of that locker room smell, and play hard!
Visit Febreeze Sport for more information.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Most of Hollywood chose to wear their hair pulled back, up and away from the face. Not an easy look to pull off for everyone, but beauties like Nicole Richie, Zoe Saldana, and Jennifer Lopez certainly wore it well.
Nicole Richie was sporting an elegant ballerina bun, which stylists have shown on the runways for the new year. It's a sophisticated and refined look, and turns the spotlight on one's features beautifully.
Jennifer Lopez opted for a 'messier' up-do, with a few wispy tendrils peeking out, which still showed off her sexy side. And of course, statuesque beauty Charlize Theron wowed the crowd with a side-parted do, softly tucked behind in back.
As far as the Academy Award makeup styles, red lips were hot, and Sandra Bullock and Charlize were not shy about putting on a very bold lip. You can't tell by the photo of Sandra here, but those lips were dark red on the television screen.
There were mainly softer lips in pale, neutral shades on most celebrities last evening. Zoe, Nicole, and Jennifer chose a stronger eye, instead. Amazing cat eye makeup. Just look at Nicole Richie. Her eyes are mesmerizing. Absolutely stunning. It appears to be a silver eyeshadow with a black liquid liner.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
It's called, N.Y.C. Blushable Creme Stick ($2.99, drugstores...Rite Aid, Walgreens).
We think it's a great little blush in a stick. It's a cream, not a powder. It glides on smoothly and actually lasts for a few hours. And the Blushable Creme Stick comes in 6 shades.
The consistency is very creamy. And thankfully not frosty or shimmery like some other cheap drugstore brands. It looks natural and there is a light sheen, and you can build on it, or layer it stronger. Try it in Plaza Pink, a soft, peachy/pink shade.
Even reality star Kim Kardashian carries the new N.Y.C.'s Blushable Creme Stick in her makeup bag for those red carpet evenings. Kim told OK magazine that it's definitely in her bag:
"This is a super blendable blush that can act as a lipstick in case I need a touch-up."
Remember this ladies: Blush is the most important makeup to put on, even when you're rushing out the door, with little time to do your face. It enhances bone structure and gives the face a warmth and brightness. That little beauty nugget comes from legendary makeup artist Sandy Linter.