Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Our good friend Paula. had the most beautiful blonde hair we had seen. She would get a wild, curly perm in summer and then add even more blonde highlights, and turn up the WOW! factor.
Formula contains a natural Lightening Complex and chamomile to gently remove the color pigments in the hair.
Gentle enough for daily use.
Ammonia and peroxide-free.
Salon-inspired formula with Highlight Optimizers contains honey and oatmeal extracts to bring out glistening highlights for maximum blonde impact.
Amplifies mega-watt, golden shine without adding or depositing color.
Gently removes dulling build-up and residues that can make blonde look dark and dull.
Sparkling citrus fragrance has delicious green and floral under-notes.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
No, we certainly don't have them. In fact, we were just in the dirt on a farm, picking ripe, luscious strawberries for about an hour.
Don't even ask us about our nails. We abuse them constantly.
And hopefully, Sally Hansen's new 14 Day Nail Shield ($6.99, at drugstores) can offer the nail-challenged some relief.
So, what's in the box? We asked 'Sally':
Pre-treated, sheer color strips instantly bond to nails for maximum protection and strength, with a hint of color.
These sheer color nail strips give an instant manicure.
The color infused strips go on dry so there is no drying time or smudging.
Strips won't chip up to 14 days.
Choose among 3 sheer color shades---Sheer Nude, Sheer Buff and Shell.
Hmmm. A one-size fits all nail strip??!!
It sounds good on paper. All you have to do, is select a strip size. Remove the clear protective cover. Peel off the strip; and apply to a clean, bare nail. Then file off the excess..
True, it ain't rocket science, but the size of the 16 strips in each box is somewhat on the large scale. So, it would appear, that you are going to have to use a little muscle, to get these to properly fit each nail. Reminds us of the Sally Hansen French Nail strips. We had a heckuva time trying to manuever those into perfectly mooned arches. And yet, the idea was a clever one.
The great thing about Sally Hansen's new 14 Day Nail Shield, is its concept. No drying time and an instant manicure with a pretty and very shiny coat.
We'd like to hear what you think about these easy, peel off nail strips.
Is it a 'do' or a 'don't'?
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
What these two exotic celebrities share is a signature smokey eye look. And it's all about their eyes! It is indeed the focus of Nicole and Kim's daily makeup palette.
Throughout the entire Dancing with the Stars series, Nicole always wore her smokey eye look. And it served her well, along with her incredible dancing talent in the Argentine tango, as she and Derek Hough brought home the much-sought-after mirrorball trophy in Monday night's television finale.
So, let's take a look at Nicole and Kim's smokey eye makeup tips:
It's not too hard to copy. Just arm yourself with tons of black mascara, black eyeliner, and dark eyeshadow, and you, too, can achieve this sexy, signature look.
We found this beauty how-to from Kim K's own website quite a while ago:
"If it's black smokey (eyes), I use Carbon by M.A.C.(shadow); if its grey smokey, I use Knight Divine or Print; if it's brown smokey, I use Embark by M.A.C.
I always use black pencil eyeliner. My favorite is Stilla black pencil.
Now its mascara time! Putting on mascara completes the look. I recently started to use M.A.C. Zoom mascara -- which is amazing! I take my time and put coat after coat. I love to layer mascaras so I will probably start with the M.A.C. Zoom and then put Lancome Hypnose on top.
I always use a separater brush to separate my lashes. I am completely clueless on how to put false lashes on, so I only wear them for photo shoots sometimes."
Finish off with a nude lip color like Nars Belle de Jour, and you're good to go!
By the way, Nicole Scherzinger's brand new single, "Nobody Can Change Me," drops next Tuesday. We're excited for her, and if you cannot wait, it's already available for download on iTunes.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Fat. Would you believe there's a brand new non-surgical way to 'give the cold shoulder' to fat.
The Zeltiq suction applicator is placed on a targeted area like the belly or love handles. The skin, along with fatty tissue, is sucked into the device and held between two chilling plates for about an hour. Most patients will feel the suction sensation, but it isn't a painful experience. At the 30-minute mark, the device may be removed and the treated tissue briefly massaged before the procedure is continued. Following a Zeltiq procedure, patients reported that treated skin areas were temporarily cold to the touch and sometimes a bit red. But normal activity could be resumed that day.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
There's been talk about SJP's several subtle nose jobs. But she has only admitted to a mole removed from her face. There have been rumors about Kristin's alleged nose job, and gossip about Cynthia Nixon's supposed facelift. And we have also read of Kim Cattrall's admitting to Botox but not to plastic surgery, from a British publication.
Who's to say? We think the Fab Four look fab-u-lous and youthful with, or without the movie poster.
Now, pass the popcorn, and let's enjoy the show!
Monday, May 24, 2010
Is it ever okay to get a perm and get permanent color? Or, are both processes too harsh?
Master colorist Kim Vo: A perm and a permanent color in a same day process is like killing a fly with a shotgun. A perfect alternative is a semi/demi- permanent color. This will provide rich, shiny, longlasting color.
Ha ha. Love Kim Vo's delicious sense of humor.
We also had some curiosity about all the expensive styling tools that pros like Ken Paves use when tending to their clients' beautiful heads of hair. Ken's pick for a cheap, great hairbrush might surprise you:
Ken Paves: Works just as well as other mixed-bristle brushes that are far more expensive.
And he's certainly not alone. Ken Paves has a big hit with his own line of clip-in hair extensions made famous with Jessica Simpson.
And Kim Vo raves about his own line of styling products:
Kim Vo: The Kim Vo product line is created from a colorist's point of view. It is for natural or chemically treated hair. If I were on an island with only two products, they would be my Moisturizing Masque and my Radiance Creme. Both are moisture packed and would make any stranded person style-savvy.
Whatever you do to your hair this summer, just remember, that a good trim in between all the hair madness, will always leave you with healthier-looking locks. Sometimes, a couple of inches lopped off, can save you from the harsh realities of peroxide, flat-irons, and sun-soaked days on end.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Jeannia suggests wearing Nivea A Kiss of Flavor Tinted Lip Care in Passion Fruit, which gives off a soft rose tint to lips.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
You're either going to love it or hate it, the hair, that is.
Well, we don't really like it, however, the ageless beauty has very nice bone structure, so we suppose she can rock any hairstyle, even this androgynous do.
Many people are speculating, that Janet Jackson merely had her weave removed, and that this is actually her real hair. Who knows. We admire her gustiness and confidence to walk out there with hardly any hair on her pretty head.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Still too afraid to try the Goody Spin Pin(s) on your own. Still need to see some proof?
We hear you. Check out this YouTube video. It's a good one!
Monday, May 17, 2010
We take a lot for granted when it comes to technology. And yet, without all these amazing discoveries, where would we be without them? Let's face it.....the laser makes skin more beautiful.
From what we have learned, it was Albert Enistein who actually came up with the idea back in 1917, building on his earlier calculation, that light was made up of tiny particles called photons.
Moving ahead to May 16th, 1960 (50 yrs ago yesterday), a not well-known scientist working in an underfunded lab in California set off a technological and scientific revolution! "Theodore Maiman and his assistant Irnee d’Haenens succeeded in coaxing a beam of coherent light out of a flashlamp-pumped crystal of pink ruby. The laser had arrived."
Of course, the rest is history. Today, lasers are used everywhere, everyday. From supermarket checkouts to dentists' offices, and so on.
We are loving the laser for how it's changed the skin we live in. It's marked a huge advancement in the war on aging. Today, there's a new set of aesthetic lasers designed to quickly, safely, and gently repair wrinkles, sagging skin, acne, uneven texture, broken capillaries, age spots, and sun damage.
And sometimes, lasers are even better than certain plastic surgery procedures. Let us explain:
A 2009 November article in the NY Times Fashion & Style section said that, when it comes to treating aging skin around the eyes, your best bet is laser resurfacing. It's even better than surgery.
Dr. Michael McGuire, a Los Angeles plastic surgeon and president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons told the NY Times this: "If the skin is mildly wrinkled and/or pigmented, the laser can be a good option," he said, adding that he frequently gives laser treatments to patients in their 40s to defer face-lifts.
There are a number of different lasers available, all developed to perform unique improvements to the skin. Your dermatologist can help you seek the right laser treatment.
By the way, laser sessions are not cheap. The price can run anywhere from $400 to $8,000, and beyond, depending on what skin problem(s) you are trying to zap. But the results last a long time.
So, Happy 50th birthday to the laser.....and many more!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Plus, there's a new Solid CertainDri out. Instead of the usual Certain Dri Roll-On, there is the solid, which works just as superbly.
Applying Certain Dri includes a bizarre method, if you will. You put it on at night, before going to sleep. That's how it works, shrinking your pores to stop excessive perspiration. And you don't need to put on a lot. Use it sparingly for several nights a week. And no fear---it will not wash off after bathing or showering. How cool is that?!
We've always been a fan of the Certain Dri Roll-On, because it feels like you're merely applying water to your underarms. It's colorless and odorless, and by the way, Certain Dri is actually water-based (vs. alcohol-based like its prescription competitors) and available without a doctor’s prescription.
There is also another fine Certain Dri product in their lineup---this one you use during the day, Certain Dri A.M. ($5.50), which provides more of a deodorant action. This little bottle stops odor.
It's an effective 2-step system in the war on sweating. And it works. Period.
For more information, take a look at these testimonials from happy users at Certain Dri.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
In her new role as Almay's Global Brand Ambassador, Kate will appear in television, print and internet ads all over the world. And her first campaign for Almay is scheduled to debut later this year. “Almay is known for its fresh, effortless approach to beauty,” Kate says in the official release. “At the end of the day we all want to have fun and feel beautiful– that’s what Almay is all about.”
Almay released a photo (top) of the 30-something actress, all dolled up and wearing the company's makeup. We think Kate looks gorgeous, and trust us, most any woman would enjoy a huge cosmetics contract if given the choice.
As the Global Brand Ambassador, Kate will also represent the brand’s many philanthropic efforts. Her first appearance was last evening at the Almay Rainforest Concert in New York City.
We don't understand the Kate Hudson backlash. Why do so many women not seem to like her? There was an uproar just a few weeks ago, when Kate appeared in public with a supposedly, new enhanced bosom. So what? Even if the actress got bigger breasts through plastic surgery, she isn't the first and last celebrity to go there.
Kate looks great. And we will be curious to see her new ads for Almay and the kind of shopper her image attracts to the popular drugstore makeup brand.
We say, 'Why not, Kate?!'
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Bigwigg Root Volumizer does a super job:
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Skin Biology's Super CP is a strong skin remodeling face serum made with its patented copper peptides. Just a few tiny drops smoothed over the face in the morning, followed by an hydroxy acid at night. Skin will tighten up and complexion will brighten after a few weeks of usage.
Multi-Antioxidant protection from Pro-Vitamins A, C and E. And also blended with a marine botanical to help smooth stressed skin. Clinical studies indicate that after 6 weeks of use:
212% improvement in clarity
89% of users claimed a significant improvement in skin texture and smoothness.
A highly concentrated formula with a good amount of Retinol combined with anti-oxidant multi vitamins. After four weeks, you should notice a healthier glow with smoother skin, and wrinkles appear less noticeable.
Friday, May 7, 2010
two up for auction in size 8
three up for auction in size 0
two up for auction in size 0P
one up for auction in size 00P
three up for auction in size 2
one up for auction in size 4
one up for auction in size 4P
one up for auction in size 2P
one up for auction in size 6
one up for auction in size 10.
The photo we display here, however, is not that of Milla Jovovich. But you can easily see, the dress is a knock-out!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
No....it's not real ink, but you have to admit, these temporary tatts are quite pretty.