Tuesday, August 31, 2010
We think not. Here we go again........Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, and mom Kris are teaming up with the QVC channel and designer Ginny Hilfiger (Tommy's sis) to launch a stylish, affordable clothing line called, K-Dash. The collection starts at just $20. Every item is between $20 and $240. And that includes...dresses, jackets, tops, pants, belts, handbags, and more.
We like that fur-trimmed tunic vest Kim K is rocking in the courtesy photo. Faux fur, of course.
Yes, the Kardashian brand is just about everywhere these days....from a skin care line to a jewelry collection to fragrance and so much more.
K-Dash by Kardashian launches on the QVC channel as part of Fashion’s Night Out, live from New York’s Rockefeller Center on Friday, September 10th at 9PM. And yes, the Kardashian cuties will be definitely be on hand.
The K-sisters and mom Kris are very business savvy women. They know how to strike when the iron is hot, so to speak. Are they over-exposed? Maybe. But the demand for everything Kardashian continues, so they keep rolling with it. Can't really blame 'em.
Would you buy a piece from the new K-Dash for QVC clothing line?
Monday, August 30, 2010
Ole Henriksen, skin expert to the stars has launched a revolutionary new chemical peel specifically for the eye area. It's called, 'Truth is in the Eyes' ($65). And this one is strong, but also very gentle to the skin around the eyes. The before + after' photos tell the story.
A typical chemical peel, for instance, helps the skin to renew itself. In a sense, you are peeling away the old layers, like those unattractive dead skin cells, and revealing, smoother, younger-looking skin.
A glycolic peel is a favorite of many dermatologists, because its molecule size is able to offer the deepest penetration available. And Ole Henriksen's 'Truth is in the Eyes' peel contains glycolic acid along with another Alpha Hydroxy Acid, called, lactic acid. Together, the two effectively exfoliate the skin.
It's not easy trying to repair the aging eye area. The skin there is dry, thin, and very delicate. But Ole Henriksen believes his product is a first, and a real winner.
A chemical peel process involves a few simple steps: 1. Wash your face and dry. 2. Apply the glycolic solution on a cotton pad and wipe it across your face. 3. Leave it for a few minutes. 4. Rinse off with cold water.
'Truth is in the Eyes,' is even simpler. It's cream-based. You do not wash anything off.
1. Apply a thin layer around the eye area nightly* avoiding the lid, extend toward the temple area. 2. Leave to absorb, before applying your favorite OLEHENRIKSEN eye creme.***You may choose to use product in the am, but should not be worn under extended exposure to sunlight. An SPF is strongly recommended for day use.
There you have it. Very easy. We think it's worth a try, especially following this long, very hot, very sunny summer.
For more information, click here.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Heidi Montag wants those huge new breast implants removed ASAP!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Gorgeous celebrities like Kim Kardashian change their look again and again...and it usually involves their hair. Shorter, longer, straight, curly, extensions, wigs. And then there's color. The greatest beauty accessory of all.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Think of modern science and traditional holistic healing together, and the perfect blending results in the Kesari brand.
We are especially intrigued with the skin care line's first product: KeSari Triphala Radiance Firming Serum ($44.50, 1.7 oz.). And according to the KeSari website, the serum packs a powerful beauty punch with these ingredients:
TRIPHALA: India's traditional and powerful three-fruit blend to replenish and reawaken skin, containing:
•Amla: Commonly known as Indian Gooseberry, Amla is a potent antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
•Bibitaki: Found growing wild throughout India's forests, Bibitaki acts as an antiseptic to purify and enliven the skin.
•Haritaki: Commonly used in Ayurvedic medicines, Haritaki protects the skin from damaging free radicals and harmful environmental aggressors.
SAFFRON: An exquisite natural resource known as the Spice of the Gods, saffron nourishes, rejuvenates, and smoothes skin, imparting a healthy and youthful glow.
PEPTIDE COMPLEX: An amino-acid based complex enhanced with Matrixyl®3000 to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin's firmness and texture.
RETINOL: A derivative of Vitamin A, Retinol is regarded as one of the most effective ingredients to achieve age-defying cellular turnover. Encapsulated Poly-Pore® delivery system ensures optimal application without risk of irritation.
Richa Purohit, by the way, has a very interesting background in that her family shares "a rich and deep-rooted history in medicine and beauty. Richa's close exposure to the industry has served as an inspiration behind KeSARI and fueled her passion to bring ancient Indian beauty traditions to the modern Western world."
The KeSari Skin Care line is available at HSN.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
We cannot wait to see those Armani commercials. Mr. Armani creates incredibly beautiful fashion, and he has an elegant makeup line, as well.
The 24-year-old former Transformers actress will appear in the Armani brand’s ads photographed by Craig McDean, with makeup by Linda Cantello.
"Mr. Armani is an iconic visionary for all things fashion," Megan tells WWD. "I’m honored to be associated with him and part of this campaign."
The newly married Megan Fox replaces Dutch model, Lara Stone, as the new face for the Armani cosmetics brand. Why? According to a spokewoman for Armani, Megan Fox is a sexy, modern woman:
"She embodies the spirit of the women of today: Free, confident and seductive. Her beautiful features reveal femininity, sensuality and strength."
Meantime, you can copy Megan's classic red lips with one of her favorite Armani cosmetics, his Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in Red No. 400, $30.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Are you 'primed' for perfect-looking skin?
Well, you can get there with the right makeup primer, ladies. And Purple Lab has a true beauty called, Pearlesque Show ($30), an amazing silicone-free primer blended with pearl powder, kiwi, and honey. Those, along with plumping peptides, and other intelligent ingredients, allow makeup to smoothly glide across the skin, creating an evenly toned complexion.
The beauty of a primer is its perfection at filling in fine lines and pores for a flawless finish BEFORE foundation application. Some women like to wear primer alone, and skip the foundation. But most primer fans love to create as smooth a complexion as they can, so that the next layer, that of foundation, glides over easily.
In other words, think of these steps, as building a house. Layer upon layer. Only in this case, you end up with an almost 'air-brushed' face. The primer allows your makeup staying power. Oily faces stay fresher longer. And if your primer doesn't contain 'built-in' dewy softeners for dry skin, then apply moisturizer before you prime.
Purple Lab Pearlesque Show Primer contains aloe and is friendly to all skin types. According to the company, ..." the formula is decadently rich and ultra moisturizing, giving you firm, even, toned skin.". We like the sound of that.
Primers seem to cost more than regular foundation makeup. At least starting in the $20 range. So, think of a primer as a good beauty investment. And Purple Lab has come up with a very good one, so we say it's a keeper.
For more information, check out Purple Lab NYC.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
And what's Justin Timberlake got to do with it all?
Givenchy has tapped the singer to bring sexy back and help burn up big sales for this new scent, along with lovely 'New Moon's' Noot Seear.
It also doesn't hurt that Justin Timberlake was already the Face of Givenchy's 'Play for Him' fragrance. And that was hugely successful, so the clever folks at Givenchy decided to continue with the 'playful' theme. And it's a great print ad that features Justin and Noot linked with a set of headphones tucked discreetly into Timberlake’s pocket, before Paris, the City of Lights atop atop the Eiffel Tower.
Like the 'Play for Him male scent, the Givenchy 'Play for Her' fragrance, will be tucked into a bottle that echoes a digital music player. Very nice.
By the way, there will be two versions, because women like to have a choice: The Eau de Parfum (which comes in the light pink bottle with notes of bergamot and white peach) and the Eau de parfum Intense (which has a deeper violet bottle with a succulent blending of orange blossom, pink peppercorns, and sandalwood).
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Nina Garcia is pretty vocal about what she likes and doesn't like when it comes to style. Her words can cut like a knife, and that is why she is such a formidable judge on Bravo's hit show 'Project Runway.' And now the un-shy Nina has spelled it all out in a new book called, 'Nina Garcia's Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion.'
"Believe me--there's pressure when you're deciding what to wear to a meeting with an iconic fashion designer or a member of the press. It can be terrifying. But instead of panicking, I stop, take a deep breath, and remember that I speak "fashion." And by the time you have read this book, you'll be able to speak the language of fashion too, at all the key moments of your life."
--from Nina Garcia's Look Book
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
2. Skin is much drier.
Powerful anti-oxidants help neutralize environmentally generated free radicals before they can cause future damage.
Plus, high levels of soothing anti-irritants and targeted technologies help reduce the look of dark circles, puffiness and crepiness for brighter, smoother skin around the eyes."
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Tones down brassiness on blonde / gray hair.
Shampoos away yellow. Refreshes faded highlighted hair.
Maintains and refreshes cool, ash-toned haircolor.
Leaves hair shiny without residue.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
We told you about Jessica Simpson's new line of jeans. And those are super sexy, too.
But what if you're on a tight budget and still need a few pairs heading back to college? How about just $15 a pair?!
No...this denim is not damaged or used in any way. The junior brands are well-known and loved: Paris Blues. Tyte. Revolt. YMI. Dollhouse. XOXO. Bisou d'Eve. Hot Kiss. Mudd. And many more.
It's all available at the 15dollarstore. Oh yeah.....every item is priced at just $15.
We found this pair--PARIS BLUES Zip Detail Skinny Jeans
Style No. LEY28960
Paris Blues skinny jeans feature decorative zip details on the front and back pockets. These five-pocket jeans have a whisker-wash across the lap and fit snug though the hips and down the skinny-fit legs. Inseam measures approximately 32.5”. *78% Cotton, 21% Polyester, 1% Spandex*Machine wash cold, tumble dry low
Price: $15.00. Retails for $72.00.
But you better hurry! The sizes left here for the Paris Blues are only available in 1, 3, 5, and 7.
Don't worry. There are tons of denim to choose from. And hopefully, the folks at 15dollarstore.com will re-fill the merchandise.
The only downside.....and it's a major one......Be sure you know your exact size in denim jeans, because there is no return policy. Ouch.
Friday, August 13, 2010
What's going on??!!
The latest cat fight that has emerged, is the dopey one between sexy and younger Sofia Vergara of ABC's hit show Modern Family and Madonna. Actually, the iconic singer has not responded yet.
In case you might have missed this one.......the Colombian bombshell, at 38, gave an interview to Esquire Magazine, one in which the cat claws came out, and quite razor-sharp, we might add:
"L.A. is crazy. The women all look the same now," the Emmy nominee, 38, tells Esquiremagazine. "That thing with the cheeks. Like Madonna. Who do they think they're fooling? It doesn't make them look young. You end up looking like a freak." Sofia Vergara admits she may one day tweak her eyes. She also once considered a breast reduction, but her mom talked her out of it by telling her, "God is going to punish you if you cut them."
Sofia Vergara better pray the gossip rags don't find some before plastic surgery photos of her. There are rumors that Sofia's ample breasts were not the ones she was born with. And her upper lip looks thinner in some old commercial shots of her.
Meantime.....Madonna turns 52 next Monday. And yes, the singer has been talked about quite a lot these days, for the cosmetic surgery and fillers she supposedly has had.
The British call the look of too much fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Collagen, Sculptra, and so on, pillow face, because of the over-inflated look these injections can create.
"A little filler goes a long way, according to injectables specialist Dr. Michael Prager:"The main problem arises," says Dr. Prager, "when celebrities don't just try to restore lost volume, but create a wholly new and artificial face. When I use filler, I'm not aiming to create something that wasn't there before. This is one of the biggest mistakes that can be made. Nor am I trying to create carbon copy or cookie cutter faces that all look the same."
Some people think Madonna has gone too far trying to re-capture the fountain of youth. But we think Sofia Vergara should be careful not to drop big names, because in Hollywood where just about every celebrity has gone under the knife or felt the sting of needles every few months, it could come back to bite Sofia in a major way.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
...."Out of the bath getting ready for bed. Thought about all those damn critics of my face. Love it or hate it, my face that is, no surgery, no implants, no matter what "they" say. Decided I'd shoot myself in to reveal some truths about "beauty" and hope it makes you all easier on yourself.
Yes I am alone in my bathroom naked in a towel on behalf of women everywhere trying to make a point. Women YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL
I can be mad, or confused or sad and tired. Julia Roberts had that same vein in her forehead in Eat Pray Love. Proud of Julia for being a real woman on a real journey.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
As long as the brilliant technology remains, we assume that 'designing' the so-called perfect, yet unattainable body, will continue with the images of ultra-skinny models selling clothing.
But when the gorgeous model herself, has been re-touched to appear even skinnier than she is in person, then we wonder what our culture is really trying to sell.
Website Jezebel.com recently uncovered an error admitted by the Ann Taylor shopping website, of a model having been photographed for the site, and then re-touched to appear much thinner. You can see the before & after shots(above) obtained by Jezebel.com. We think the before photo of the model shows a slender but healthy woman. The after picture shows a much tinier waist, hips, and bust, and all-over frame. We are confused with the photo-shopping and the reason for it.
And this technical glitch has been the talk-of-the-town for a number of days now. Ann Taylor got in hot water with another re-touching model incident a few months ago prior to this newest image altering.
Who cares? Well, a lot of women do. The models are skinny enough. This scary altering promotes a body image that is nearly impossible to achieve, even for an almost 6 foot tall model whose job is to maintain a very slender figure, to begin with.
The retailer told Jezebel.com that, "We agree that our re-touching has been overzealous."
We aren't picking solely on Ann Taylor. We happen to love their classic, lovely clothing. Even celebrated designer Ralph Lauren got raked over the coals several months ago, for an advertisement that depicted an extremely photo-shopped model, one who appeared to have a serious eating disorder. We are aware that re-touching or photo-shopping goes on quite a lot in the industry, for lighting purposes, and to make clothing appear more fitted and wrinkle-free. But erasing too many inches from a woman's body, makes you wonder.
Remember Naomi Wolf's best seller, The Beauty Myth? One woman commenting about the Ann Taylor re-touching error, left this quote from the book:
"More women have money and scope and legal recognition than we have ever had before; but in terms of how we feel about ourselves physically, we may actually be worse off than our unliberated grandmothers. . . . there is a secret "underlife" poisoning our freedom; infused with notions of beauty, it is a dark vein of self-hatred, physical obsessions, terror of aging, and dread of lost control. It is no accident that so many potentially powerful women feel this way. We are in the midst of a violent backlash against feminism that uses images of female beauty as a political weapon against women's advancement: the beauty myth."
Monday, August 9, 2010
Ted Gibson is Manhattan style...east coast chic.
And we just stumbled onto some simple, smart Hair Tips 101 by Ted Gibson for Teen Vogue. We thought we would share them with you:
1. Don't shampoo more than 3 times a week. Washing too much strips your hair of natural oils.
2. Overnight treatments replenish your mane while you sleep. Apply product to roots, work it through to the ends, and rinse in the morning.
3. If you want to grow your hair, try taking a supplement called Biotin. I've told a lot of actresses to use this B Vitamin.
And these are Ted Gibson's Must-Have beautiful hair products:
1. Icera Ceramic barrel with boar and ionic nylon bristles ($22, at Spornette-Icera. Ted says this brush "promotes shiny hair."
2. Ted Gibson's own product line, especially, his Goodnite Serum ($99) with essential oils and botanical extracts. Ted says his Goodnite Serum is "replenishing and volumizing."
3. Ted Gibson Hair Sheet ($14.99). This one intrigues us. It's a 'revolutionary towlette application and formula' that makes hair soft and shiny. And Ted says his hair sheet "adds texture but isn't heavy."
4. Regular Steel Wire Hair Pins. The old-fashioned kind you can pick up at any local drugstore. Ted adores these pins to "keep your hair up all night".
5. Ted Gibson's own Professional Flat Iron ($175). A wonderful accessory to create smooth hair. And as Ted reminds us all: "Always apply a heat styling product before flat-ironing, to avoid damage."
You can take a look at Ted Gibson's amazing hair products and accessories line here.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Jennifer Lopez is ready to release her 16th celebrity fragrance this fall 2010, called Love and Glamour, Jennifer Lopez.
And as we've all heard by now....JLo is also reportedly ready to sit down as one of the three judges on American Idol.
It seems like she can really do it all. And if you're wondering who is wearing Ms. Lopez' fragrances, apparently, quite a lot of women. JLo's brand of scents just happen to rank as one of the highest selling celebrity fragrance lines. Her perfumes are expected to rake in an incredible $150 million this year alone.
So, what's in Love and Glamour? We've learned that the fragrance has a sexy musky vibe to it, in a lovely floral, fruity blend. Here are the fragrance notes:
Top: Italian Mandarin, Guava, Nectarine Pulp.
Middle: Jasmine Petals, Water Lily, Coconut Orchid, Orange Flower Absolute.
Bottom: Sandalwood, Amber, Musk.
Even the bottle has a unique design and meaning for the sexy Latina star, representing "a woman in an evening gown attending a glamorous red carpet event."
A bottle of Love and Glamour, Jennifer Lopez, will be available at counters by October, and will sell for $49.50 for a 1.7 oz. bottle.
In case you're wondering......here are the other popular JLo fragrances:
Love at First Glow
Glow After Dark
Deseo for Men
Okay, we have listed 14 of her fragrances here. We're missing one other. And then her newest, Love and Glamour makes 16.
Can you find the missing JLo fragrance?
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Did you know, that the average woman owns 8 pairs of jeans?! Some of you might even own double or triple that number of jeans.
We hate to say it, but many of you are heading back to college soon, and you will need some sexy, comfortable jeans....the ones that make your butt look incredible and your legs a mile long.
Jessica Simpson just happens to have a new collection of jeans out from her popular Jessica Simpson Collection. She loves wearing her Sunset Boot Cut Jeans all over town. And there she is, pictured above, wearing the flattering style.
The curvaceous pop singer recently told our friends at StyleList.com, that she favors the bootcut jean:
I am wearing the Sunset Bootleg in this photo," Simpson remarked. "I love a good bootcut because it elongates the leg."
And for about $49 a pair, you, too, can own some Jessica Simpson jeans.
Here are just a few from her new denim collection:
The Forever Skinny.
The Kiss Me Jeggings.
And the Vintage Flare.
You can check out the jeans at her shopping website.
The 30-year-old beauty seems much more at ease these days. She's got a hot new boyfriend in football star Eric Johnson. And she' s now gracing the September cover of Lucky magazine, telling People magazine this:
"I'm very happy. Right now in my life, I'm the most confident I've ever been. I can make that statement," she says.
What sweet revenge for Jessica Simpson. She took some nasty hits in the past about her weight, boyfriend struggles, and those now infamous 'Mom jeans.'. But she has turned it all around, and suddenly, Jessica has gotten the last laugh.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Vivite skin care has a superb nighttime Glycolic Acid cream that really repairs skin. It's called Vivite Night Renewal Facial Cream with 20% Glycolic Acid ($79, 2 oz. jar).
And what we really like about this line of skin care products is its lineage. In other words, the Allergan company that brought you Botox cosmetic and Latisse are also the proud makers of Vivite beauty products.
We have yahooed about the benefits of Glycolic Acid in a number of past Beauty Tip Today articles.
• Exfoliates by thoroughly removing the uneven, “rough” layer of dead skin cells, resulting in a more compact stratum corneum (outer layer of the epidermis)
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Porcelana. The skin lightening cream has been around for years and years. And it has stood the test of time. Maybe your great-grandmother had a jar on her nightstand. Maybe you remember the old television commercials. We have now been noticing new ads for Porcelana in top fashion and beauty magazines.
Does Porcelana really work? Does it effectively fade away dark spots and age spots and other minor skin imperfections like uneven skin tone?
Yes. Dermatologists say that it is a gentle skin fading cream, but it is important to remember, that Porcelana does contain 2% hydroquinone. And hydroquinone is a drug that can be incorporated into many types of creams and lotions to fade discolorations in the skin.
For years, the best and seemingly only way to get rid of uneven skin tone, or hyperpigmentation, has been through a prescription of 4% hydroquinone. Some people have been afraid of using the prescription for extended periods of time, in fear of possibly developing cancer.
But skin experts say that hydroquinone is safe at these low concentrations.
Porcelana takes time to gently fade age spots, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation. You must be patient and in the long haul, for the cream to show decent results---at least 3 months. You can pick up a small 3 oz. jar of Porcelana for less than $10 at your local drugstore. We found it for $6. And it now comes in two creams---one for nighttime, the other for daytime.
It's safe to use daily, although once a day is sufficient. It has a scent some people don't like, but it's not that bad. The Porcelana Nighttime consistency is creamy and thick. All you need to do, is apply a thin layer to the spots you want to target. And do not use Porcelana around the eyes. It can be irritating.
For less than $10, we think Porcelana is worth the purchase, and worth the patience needed. to see some good results.
Fade away, blasted spots!