Thursday, September 30, 2010

Aviator Jacket Is The Only Way To Fly In Fashion This Fall

Yes, ladies, you can soar to new heights of fashion this fall! And the statement piece is a great classic one----the aviator jacket.

Can't afford an aviator jacket ? Oh, yes, you can. The leather can be faux, and the shearling can be faux. Who's gonna know.

Of course, if you can pony up the cash for an expensive aviator, look no further than Burberry Prorsum. This beauty (top photo) is to die for! It's a cropped, tailored style in rich chocolate brown sheepskin leather with a giant collar and lining in sheepskin shearling ($2,995). Details here.

But you can fake it, and still get away with one of fall's hottest trends. Just look at lovely photo 2. This is a faux shearling aviator jacket from NY & Company's Red Label, and a very good imitation at $129.95 (free shipping) Look. This classic comes in olive. The NY & Company aviator jacket was recently featured on as one of their "most wanted" for fall.
And yes, we have found another cropped aviator jacket. We love this one by Forever 21 (photo 3). And it's really a budget-friendly wardrobe piece. Only $39.80 in a crinkled faux leather in chocolate with faux shearling in cream. And like it's more expensive sister jackets, this one also features the classic asymetrical zipper closing. To learn more, click Forever21. Don't be left out in the cold this fall. You can always find beautiful fashion at any price. You might have to search a little harder, but a fake can also be a good thing.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Salma Hayek Does Juice Cleanses To Melt Away Pounds: How About You?

Sexy actress Salma Hayek says she drinks them to shed pounds quickly. In fact, she believes so much in the detox diet, that she's the proud face of Cooler Cleanse.

"I’ve been doing juice cleanses for 15 years," she tells Us Weekly magazine. Now the movie star has teamed up with her friend and professional juicer Eric Helm to create Cooler Cleanse, a three- or five-day juice detox delivery program. ($58 a day). Detoxers consume less than 1,200 calories a day in six drinks, including almond milk and watermelon-lime. "I always lose weight," says Salma, who does light yoga during a detox.

And there are added benefits. More energy and healthier insides, according to Salma and those who believe in a liquid cleansing diet. She isn't alone, either. Slender celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie, and Demi Moore have all admitted to detox diet cleanses. Some have gone on the detox drinks to get in super shape for a movie/tv role or to look slimmer for an upcoming red carpet event.

Most nutritionists and doctors pooh-pooh juice cleanses and any other kind of liquid diet because the calorie count is too low. Consider this--the recommended daily intake of calories hovers around 2,000 for a woman. Dieters will even go down to 1,400 calories. But that's the safe limit. The Cooler Cleanse is allegedly in risky territory at just 1,200 calories a day.

However, detox cleanses like the one Salma Hayek has put her name behind, only has the consumer in the program for 3-5 days, which isn't too long a time.

"My skin glows when I finish day three. And it inspires me to think about what I put in my body," Salma explains.
We think juice cleanses and other detox diets have their place in the world of staying slim, as long as the consumer follows the guidelines and doesn't abuse the program.

For more information, visit CoolerCleanse.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

No One Wears Neutrals Better Than Demi--Hot Colors For Fall

Neutrals like camel, beige, taupe, grey, and charcoal, are not always easy to pull off in the world of fashion. But Hollywood's Demi Moore wears neutrals better than the rest. And for Fall 2010 into Spring 2011, this is the hot trend. Put your engines into neutral, ladies!

The actress has been putting on the neutrals for years now, with femininity and elegance. Stylists call this year's neutral fashions, a return to lady-like glamour.

We chose to feature Demi Moore, not only because she and Ashton Kutcher are making headlines these days, but for her sophisticated style evolution. The dark-haired actress and mom to 3 girls, has come a long way.

Demi Moore adores wearing a muted look on the red carpet, but in no way, are the colors she chooses ever boring or dowdy. She seems to favor nudes, taupes, and pale greys. And trust us, you won't fade into the background wearing neutrals. Instead, the look is a classic one, that never falls out of style.

Let's take a look. In the top center photo, Demi is wearing an Atelier Versace gown in buff. Oscars 2010.

In photo 2, we see Demi in a delicate nude chiffon Christian Dior gown. Golden Globes 2009.

In photo 3, the actress looks striking and sexy in a grey, beaded gown. 1995 event.
And in photo 4, Demi wows her fans in a taupe, one-sleeved Lanvin Spring 2010 dress. 2009 event. Demi was already ahead of the game, wearing it first.

Sometimes, a softer shade of color speaks volumes when it comes to fashion, makeup, and nails. And this season, is the time to try some.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Perricone Says Avocado Makes You Sexy And More Good Foods To Keep You Young

Avocados make you sexy?!

Let's put it this way.......if you believe anti-aging expert Dr. Nicholas Perricone, then you would come to learn that this fleshy, yummy green fruit full of healthy fats, can actually increase libido. Hmmm. We eat one avocado a week. Need we say more?
Dr. Perricone has a new book out--Forever Young:The Science of Nutrigenomics for Glowing, Wrinkle-Free Skin and Radiant Health at Every Age.

Why should we trust him?

Well, he is a best-selling NY Times author. Remember that one? The Wrinkle Cure. Even we have a copy.

And Dr. Nicholas Perricone brings science to the art of beauty. At least, this dermatologist tries really hard to find, through tons of clinical and laboratory research, ways to keep women looking young and healthy, hopefully, forever.

Hence...his newest book, Forever Young. The doctor made an appearance on Good Morning America today, revealing foods that keep you looking and feeling young. And the humble avocado is just one of his picks.

Here are more:
1. Cinnamon. Just an 1/8 of a teaspoon daily, can reap major benefits. Dr. Perricone says that this tasty spice regulates blood sugar, which helps keep skin wrinkle-free. Cinnamon also has strong properties that prevent dangerous melanoma(skin cancer).
2. Watercress. This leafy green veggie is packed with minerals and diuretic properties to help remove toxins from the body. It's believed to prevent against cancer as well as target eye and skin health. Dr. Perricone mentioned on GMA that watercress clears up acne, too.
3. Salmon and other cold water fish. The orange-colored oily fish is full of good protein, which the body needs to maintain and repair itself as we age. Salmon also features omega-3 essential fatty acids and antioxidants that battle inflammation, keep skin looking young.
4. Chia seeds. The nutty, little snack is also packed with omega-3 fatty acids, to keep skin, heart and brain healthy. Chia seeds are also an excellent source for vitamin E and calcium.
5. Coconut oil. This is not a typo. Dr. Perricone prefers organic coconut oil, but claims this fat product contains important saturated fats that help strengthen cell walls. Coconut oil also works well with the thyroid to increase metabolism.

And there are more forever young foods to help you stay that way. Check out Dr. Perricone's new book, Forever Young: The Science of Nutrigenomics for Glowing, Wrinkle-Free Skin and Radiant Health at Every Age.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Julianna Margulies Named Newest Face For L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics

'The Good Wife' has a very 'good life.'

Congratulations, Juliana Margulies! The star of the popular TV series has just been named the newest face for L'Oreal Paris.

The dark-haired beauty joins a prestigious 'umbrella' of celebrities who have represented the major cosmetics giant. Women like Penelope Cruz. Beyonce. Eva Longoria Parker. Diane Kruger. Andie MacDowell.

Julianna Margulies will represent L'Oreal's RevitaLift skin care line. And she's happy to show off her skin, because she has taken very good care of it over the years:

"I always have considered my skin [my best beauty asset] because I got lucky: I have small pores. I am also very pale so I have stayed out of the sun most of my life."

Really? Small pores? We hate her already. Pores that you can barely see, are hard to come by. Good genes, girlfriend.

L'Oreal's RevitaLift introduces its newest beauty product, Revitalift Complete SPF30 Day Lotion. The 14-product anti-aging line is based on Pro-Retinol.

The L'Oreal RevitaLift ads featuring Julianna in print and on TV, will begin showing in 2011.

And yes, Julianna Margulies really uses L'Oreal beauty products. According to Womens Wear Daily, here are a few of her faves:

Kerastase and EverStrong hair care, Revitalift Complete SPF 30 Day Lotion and Preference hair color.

"I remember the first time I heard [the tagline "Because You're Worth It]." I was young, and I said to myself, 'When I have money, I will buy beautiful products and feel I’m worth it,'" Julianna tells WWD.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Beauty Tips From Newest Desperate Housewives Star Vanessa Williams

Sexy Vanessa Williams is sure to bring a breath of sultry air to the set of television's Desperate Housewives show, when the new season airs tomorrow night on ABC. She is definitely worth tuning in for.

At age 46, Vanessa Williams remains a beautiful, healthy, youthful-looking woman. So, how does the talented actress and singer maintain her great appearance? Please...some beauty tips!

For one thing, Vanessa is a proud and unashamed user of Botox cosmetic. She adores the number one injectable in the U.S., because it keeps fine lines and wrinkles at bay, and gives her back a rested and refreshed look.

"Twice a year I receive Botox injections from a doctor whom I trust very much. I also have some favorite beauty products that I use on a daily basis – Perfekt’s Skin Perfection Gel and Mila Moursi’s moisturizing oil," Vanessa Williams told Essence magazine.

We love that about Vanessa. She's honest about her beauty routine, and not embarrassed to admit, that even Hollywood lovelies resort to cosmetic advancements like Botox:

"It’s no secret that I receive Botox cosmetic treatments to reduce the appearance of the two frown lines between my brows that look like an 11 and give me a tired or stressed appearance."

And the newest Desperate Housewives star also dishes about another beauty tip she's been trying. "My new obsession is this treatment I’ve been getting from The Goddess Repair Shop. It uses micro-currents to firm, detoxify, and metabolize fat. It’s just an amazing machine."

And the gorgeous actress also told Shape magazine, that she keeps her curves by shaking her booty, and by sticking to a work-out routine:

"I work out with a great trainer in New York, Sal Gaglio. I try to weight train at least once or twice a week. I hit the treadmill if I’m not training. I’ll do yoga when I have the time. Also, I do a lot of salsa dancing. That’s a great way to stay in shape and be social.".

As for diet, Vanessa Williams likes to keep it healthy. "Go fresh. Try to steer away from anything that’s pre-packaged, canned or processed. I crave chocolate and sometimes I indulge. But I listen to that little voice when it says stop because you’ll see it in a few days and you’ll have to do more work to get it off."

Can't wait for tomorrow night's Desperate Housewives season opener!

Friday, September 24, 2010

How To Get Big Thick Hair: Think got2b Fat-Tastic

Big, thick hair is back in a big way, especially for Spring 2011! NY Fashion Week was showing off big hair and bright lips, as you can see at the Marc by Marc Jacobs show.

And take a look at gorgeous model Kate Moss(top photo) and her sexy, big blonde hair setting the hot trend, like she always does, out in London earlier this summer.

If you weren't blessed with a perfect head of hair, don't worry. You can always fake it. You just need a super styling aid to achieve a big, crowning glory. And that's where got2b's new root volumizer steps in:

got2b Fat-tastic Mega-Lift Root-Boosting Spray (6 0z., $5.49, at drugstores).

Simply spray onto damp hair. Blow dry. And go. Walk out the door with some big, thick, shiny hair.

We love to look for the newest hair volumizing products out there, so we thought we'd highlight this one by got2b.

Other beauty trends for 2011----bleached brows, side parts, thick waves, curls and frizz, too.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Serena Williams Loves OPI And Essie Nail Polishes

Serena Williams, the number 1 tennis player in the world, has a super backhand. But have you ever noticed her super nails?!

We had no idea, that Serena was so into nails. In fact, the tennis great is almost a certified nail technician in the state of Florida. No kidding.

In her Global Grind blog, Serena wrote all about her passion for nails:
...."No one likes getting their nails done more than I do. As a matter of fact I go every four days to get a manicure and every seven days for a pedicure. So, I had a brilliant idea to get certified to be a nail tech."

"Besides the fact that I am coming out with a nail collection from a company called HairTech, I thought 'Serena, this is a no-brainer'. Immediately after I came home from the Australian Open I researched some schools and enrolled in a course that allowed me to complete 240 hours... The night before my class I made sure I had all my tools, books and gear organized."

Don't think it's so easy becoming a nail tech, especially when you play tennis for a living and don't have a lot of time to spare. Serena has had to paint plenty of nails. "You need to do 240 hours---25 manicures, 40 acrylics, 20 pedicures," she explains in the August issue of Vogue magazine.

Here are Serena Williams' top ranked nail polish shades:
1. O.P.I. Vodka & Caviar. An elegant, rich crimson shade.
2. Essie Russian Roulette. A classic bright red with orange undertones.

The only nail shade Serena won't wear is blue, not flattering on her skin, she says.

Congrats to the world's most famous nail tech!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

NY Fashion Week Trend: Gap-Toothed Smiles Were Center Stage

Model Lauren Hutton made gap-toothed smiles a rare and striking look back in the 1970s. And apparently, the hot trend at the moment, is a not-so-perfect smile, recently noted at NY Fashion Week.

Yes, this is for real. In fact, designers were seeking the space-between-the-teeth as a most coveted attribute for the runway. Even the well-respected and serious Wall Street Journal devoted an entire article on the glory of the gap:

"I think people want to see something different, something off," says casting director Natalie Joos, who chose such models for the runway shows of Lacoste and Cynthia Steffe this season.

And gap-toothed beauties, like curvy model Lara Stone are also hitting the fashion mags. Take a look at Lara, her ample bosom, and her signature smile on the stunning October cover of French Vogue's 90th anniversay issue. OMG!

In addition, Lara Stone at the young age of 26, is the face of Calvin Klein and was labeled "girl of the year" by Vogue U.K in 2009. And take a peek in this year's September issue---there's Lara beaming with her imperfect smile, in a 12-page editorial spread, her gapped front teeth on display in every single photo.

Celebrities like Madonna, Lauren Hutton, Vanessa Paradis, and Anna Paquin, are just a few lovely ladies who also refuse to fill up that natural space, that trendy gap.

We have to wonder, has the often snobby world of fashion and beauty, done an about-face, so to speak, and signaled to the masses, that absolute perfection is out of style?

We hope so. At the moment, anyway, a natural, physical flaw can seem like a good thing. "It's a love for the imperfect, and the authentic," says Stefano Tonchi, editor-in-chief of W magazine tells WSJ. "These are values that are more and more important for younger generations. Originality, authenticity…in a world that is more and more digitally enhanced."

And we thought that Invisalign braces were such a cool invention. You can kiss the orthodontist goodbye, for now.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stephanie Seymour's Supermodel Beauty Tip: Epsom Salt

Stephanie Seymour. Her name and face have been in the news these days, so we thought we would take a look at the former supermodel and her super beauty tip involving Epsom salt.

We say, "Don't knock it, 'til you've tried it."

If anyone needs a long, hot bath, to soothe frazzled nerves and muscles, well, it's probably Stephanie Seymour. What was expected to feature a nasty, ugly divorce court battle with three children and $500 million at stake, has apparently, disappeared. In other words, Stephanie Seymour and billionaire husband Peter Brant have decided to stay together. The bitter divorce battle has been called off.

So, let's get down to beauty talk. The 41-year-old sexy mom and former Sports Illustrated hottie still looks fab in a bikini. That's she in a yellow one last March in St. Bart's.

Here's an interesting and inexpensive beauty tip today by Stephanie Seymour:

"Always keep at least two half-gallon containers of Epsom Salts in the house. They're only a couple of dollars each, and they're great to pour in the tub when our muscles ache. Or use the stuff the way the great spas do -- for exfoliation. Just take big handfuls and scrub your body," Stephanie told Cosmopolitan magazine.

Yeah. No kidding. Now, what exactly is Epsom salt?

Epsom salt is a pure mineral compound in crystal form, containing magnesium and sulfate. The crystals are formed from evaporated brine pools in the earths crust.

And Epsom salt really does a body good, according to the Epsom Salt Industry Council. Yes, there really is such an organization:

You can soak in it to soften skin and use it as a scrub to exfoliate rough patches. You can also soak in it to reduce the swelling and inflammation of body aches and pains.

"Soaking in warm water and two cups of Epsom Salt is all you need after a tough workout or a hard day," says Lori Katz, President of the non-profit Epsom Salt Industry Council based in Nutley and East Rutherford, N. J.
"Super- model Stephanie Seymour can use anything in the world for exfoliation and aches, yet she sticks with the basics and uses Epsom Salt."

Check out the Epsom Salt Industry Council for more super beauty recipes for healthy skin.

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Study Proves Moisturizer Alone Can Slow-www Down Wrinkles

Ladies, one simple step in your skin care routine can save your face in the long run. Moisturizer. Yes. A simple moisturizer can prevent wrinkles.

Don't believe us? Well, maybe you will be impressed by this---an 8-year study by the respected British Journal of Dermatology did the research. In the study, photos of more than 100 hundred women's faces, between the ages of 10 and 72, were taken. And more importantly, the moisture of their skin was measured at the beginning and end of the 8-year study. The findings were recently published in the journal.

The results found that women with the highest levels of moisture, developed 30% fewer wrinkles than those with a drier complexion.

That's quite amazing to us. But those with dry skin, should especially heed the information coming from the research. Dry skin is more fragile than that of oily skin. A parched complexion has a tougher time trying to 'rebound' from repetitive facial expressions, experts says. So, this skin type needs extra TLC.

In other words, under the normal aging process, dry skin more than doubles the speed at which wrinkles develop, the study claims.

A typical 28-year-old woman with dry skin will have 52 percent more lines by the time she reaches 36. But if her skin is well hydrated the wrinkles would increase by just 22 percent at age 36, researchers

Let's face it....we all age, and yes, we all sag and wrinkle over time. But if applying a simple moisturizer with an SPF in the morning, and again at night, can give you less wrinkles, then why wouldn't you just do it?!

Our Beauty Tip Today: Daily use of a moisturizer can help cut wrinkles significantly.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Women Need More Protein In Diet To Stay Skinny

It's a simple known fact: Women don't get enough protein in their diets.

And for those of you counting calories, day in and day out, you know that most proteins pack on a few more calories than fruits and veggies will. So.......many women drop the protein because they think it's more fattening.

But today, we're telling you to enjoy some protein, because the experts tells us, you need it in your diet to stay skinny.

We saw a great article in the October issue of Women's Health magazine. And we have learned that protein = weight loss and your key to staying skinny:

"The moment it leaves your fork, protein starts winnowing your waistline. High protein foods take more work to digest, metabolize, and use, which means you burn more calories processing them."

And when you consume protein foods, they take a longer time to leave your belly, so you feel full sooner, and for a longer time.

Women's Health gave a great list of Protein to Go!. These are super portable options:
1. Jerky. 1 ounce = 9.4 grams. Try beef or turkey.
2. Roasted Soy Nuts. 1/4 cup = 9.4 grams.
3. Protein Powder. 4 1/2 Tbsp. scoop = 16 grams. Mix with water.
4. Energy Bars. 1 bar = 10-12 grams.
5. Hard-boiled Eggs. 1 egg = 6 grams.
6. String Cheese. 1 stick = 8 grams.

These are all yummy snacks, and should hold you over until your next meal.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen Getting Dissed For Style And Attitude

Some people think that Taylor Momsen, one of the stars of television's Gossip Girl, dresses trashy. Her trademark heavily-rimmed raccoon eyes, visible garter straps and sheer black thigh highs are part of her uniform naughty girl look.

The E! channel's Joan Rivers and company recently laughed at Taylor's ensemble in an episode of its new weekly Fashion Police show, remarking that one couldn't tell the difference between the outfit of a prostitute and one worn by Taylor Momsen. Ouch!!

So what?! Taylor Momsen doesn't care what you really think. The blonde-haired beauty admits that ,"I dress like a 'high-class hooker.' That's what she recently told Spin magazine.

"I dress for myself," Taylor explains. "Clearly, it's provocative, but it makes me feel good. And if the only reason it makes someone uncomfortable is because I'm 17, then that person's a scumbag because it shouldn't matter."

She also blasted the rock-and-roll look, remarking, "People think pop is rock, and the lines are getting blurred. Now Rihanna's wearing' leather jackets, and it's really annoying." The Gossip Girl actress also fronts a band.

Project Runway's Tim Gunn recently shot a guest spot as himself on the fourth episode of this season's Gossip Girl. And he found 17-year-old actress Taylor Momsen to be "sad" and "pathetic." Thank goodness that Tim Gunn didn't pick on Taylor's style. We're sure, he would not be at a loss for words. Instead, he spoke about the actress' attitude.

"What a diva!" he told E! News. "She was pathetic, she couldn't remember her lines, and she didn't even have that many. I thought to myself 'why are we all being held hostage by this brat?"

Call her what you will, but young Taylor Momsen is laughing all the way to the bank. Madonna is happy to have Taylor as the face of her daughter Lourdes' new fashion line, 'Material Girl.'

And it doesn't stop there. Oh, no! Taylor Momsen has also been named as the face of John Galliano's new perfume, Women's Wear Daily reports. The scent is sent to launch this fall.

Does girlfriend need a stylist, and fast? Is it hooker chic or hooker shriek? Or are folks just too harsh on the young, attractive actress?

What do you think?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Snooki Ditches Pouf For Big Girl Bangs: Beauty Trend For Fall 2010

Even the Jersey Shore's pint-sized cutie is riding the beauty trend for fall 2010:

Blunt bangs. And Snooki's got some, too. The reality star flattened her trademark pouf for a new sleek style with some pretty blunt bangs. Yes, bangs are still hot and rockin' for fall 2010. Blunt bangs were on the runway at Lanvin. And celebrities like Jennifer Hudson, Lea Michele, and Kim Kardashian have been toying with bangs, as of late. Kim says hers are clip-ons. And we know that Snooki's bangs are the real deal.

Snooki's stylist Antonio Rosa, owner of Senses New York Salon & Spa tells, that the dark-haired MTV-star was a bit hesitant at first:

"She hadn't done bangs since she was a child," says Rosa. "She was very, very nervous, but she loved them. She said she hoped she could get used to it. We changed her color to her natural color and added some blonde highlights on the side. She actually has amazing hair, and we used all organic coloring. It took about five hours.".

We think Snooki looks chic and modern, and all-grown-up, which was the main reason to ditch the pouf, at least for a while:

"It’s definitely a new look, but I think it’s a good look that suits me," Snooki tells People magazine. "I want to look more mature. The pouf—I’ve been wearing it since I was 16, so why not switch it up?"

Who else will join the blunt bang bandwagon this fall 2010?!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jewel Sings On AGT Last Night With New Brighter Straighter Smile

Jewel sang a duet with 'America's Got Talent' newly crowned winner Michael Grimm at last night's finale. The singer looked and sounded quite beautiful. And did anyone else notice this----Jewel has a new, brighter, straighter smile!

Does Jewel have lumineers? Did she wear invisible braces a year ago? Did she have her teeth capped? Did she simply have her smile cosmetically whitened?

Hard to tell. Take a look at the wonderful duet here on YouTube. What do you think? All we know, is that your smile and teeth do matter.

Jewel has always been recognized for her good looks and natural beauty. But the pretty blonde talent had also been criticized for years, for not fixing her snaggle tooth and not getting the typical Hollywood set of perfect, fake, dazzling white teeth.

The so-called snaggle tooth is located in the upper right mouth, third tooth in.

Her smile today, looks so much lovelier. And according to the research we dug up, Jewel actually did a couple of small, conservative procedures to her teeth:

This from In Your Face by the Orange County Register:
"Cosmetic dentist Dr. Veda Faith Afsahi of Fountain Valley says Jewel did not actually straighten her teeth. Instead, Afsahi said, she apparently had a “very conservative treatment” that makes the teeth look straighter.

Here’s what Afsahi thinks Jewel has done:
She definitely whitened her teeth and placed a porcelain veneer/crown over the very crooked tooth on the left of the picture. She then “cosmetically contoured” (shaped the edges) of the other surrounding teeth."

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fishtail Braids Fab At NY Fashion Week And We Show You How

Fishtail braids are one of the top new trends. We saw plenty of braided beauties on the runway at NY Fashion Week for Spring 2011.

The photo we have here, shows a soft fishtail side braid by stylist Nicholas K.. It looks like herringbone, which we have seen on many a fabric. And it is very 'mermaid'-shaped in its design at the bottom.

And celebrities like Leona Lewis were already showing off messy, loose, sexy fishtails late this summer.

Fishtail braids are a bit different from the 'regular' braids we have all come to love. Instead of dividing the ponytail into 3 sections, the fishtail braid is made with 2 sections of hair.

We know......fishtail braiding looks difficult and very intricate, but you don't have to be a pro to make one.

Don't worry! We've hunted down a good 'how to fishtail braid' on YouTube.

We also found a simple fishtail braid how-to written description with good illustrations here.

All you need is length in hair, and if you don't have that, you can always try extensions. The fishtail braid can be done to curly hair, too, as the YouTube demo clearly shows.

We like fishtail braids, and we are a decent french braid plaiter, so we think we could master this new trend in no time.

What do you think? Would you wear fishtail braids?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How To Wear Shorts In Fall And Steal The Look For Less

Denim cut-offs with black tights. That is the hot fall trend, now that cooler temps are in the air.

You've seen lots of celebrities enjoying this sexy look, like Katie Holmes and Nicole Richie.

Now you can show off your legs without wearing a skirt. It's a fun look and one that you can steal for less! For much less, ladies. Just look at the denim shorts we found for you at

You can wear cut-offs or cuffed denim shorts and the look is modern and edgy.

1. Lina Cuffed Denim Shorts at Forever 21 ($19.80).
2. Denim Braided Cut-offs at Forever 21 (on sale now $9.99).
3. Cuffed Premium Denim Shorts at Forever 21 ($14.80).

All you need to finish the look, is a pair of black tights or patterned ones or sheer black tights. Pair those with a boyfriend blazer and black high-heeled booties, and you're good to go this fall!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Is Botox Ever Okay Before Age 30: Kim Kardashian Does It

There is Kim Kardashian getting Botox injections on last night's episode of 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians.'

The reality star beauty is just shy of age 30. Kim celebrates her birthday on October 21.

Kim lay still, as the sting of the Botox needle sprinkled shots around her barely-there crow's feet. Younger sister, Khloe watched and winced as Kim remained calm and scolded her sister that she could take the discomfort:

"I can handle it, I have a high threshold of pain," Kim says. “All of my friends do it with no numbing cream."

Really? All her girlfriends already submitting to the needle? We think Kim Kardashian is probably no stranger to the number one cosmetic injectable, and this season's reality television show appears heavily scripted.

Botox cosmetic before age 30? Sure. There is nothing outrageous about that. And some young women really could use some of the temporary wrinkle smoother after damaging their skin from too much sun, tanning beds, excessive smoking and drinking.

Most decent and honorable dermatologists would not inject Botox into the faces of women under 20, except in special cases.

Looking at Kim Kardashian, she doesn't appear to need any Botox at age 29. And during Sunday evening's episode, we noticed the derm was only injecting into the crow's feet, and not the forehead.

So, is Botox ever okay before age 30? Yes. It can be used as a preventative measure. And to be fair.....Kim K. is almost 30, about a month away.

We dug up a little research from one derm:

"Generally the 30s is when you start to see things forming," says Dr. Ian Landells, Director of The Landells Clinic of Cosmetic Dermatology in St. John's, Newfoundland.
"You get a little bit of pigmentation, you get fine start to develop dark circles under your lower lids." This is the best time to start thinking about wrinkle prevention.

And we found another derm who explains the value of 'early' Botox injections:

"Botox is a preventative treatment, says Dr. Paul Cohen, consultant dermatologist at Toronto's Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre. "It works very well on young women (by preventing) repeated muscle contractions that lead to wrinkles."

And get this: we also read in a People magazine article that, "Celebrity doctors in Los Angeles and New York City estimate that, based on their experience, as many as 75 percent of stars over the age of 35 get (Botox) injected.

The pressure to stay beautiful and wrinkle-free, especially in Hollywood, means getting a little help from the sting of the Botox needle. And younger celebrities like Kim Kardashian feel the pressure to be perfect, so much stronger these days.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Size 12 Crystal Renn Walks Runway For Zac Posen And Wows Crowd

Crystal Renn, a plus-size model wearing a 12, made important beauty/fashion news last night:

The curvy brunette at 23-years-old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, bra 38C, waist 30, hips 42, and eyes brown, walked the NYC runway for designer Zac Posen’s Z Spoke line.

Crystal Renn has scored a major victory, not only for plus-size models in the business, but for plus-size women everywhere. Think about it....the average woman wears a size 14.

Last night, designer Zac Posen showed the world another image---that beautiful women can wear beautiful fashion. Look at Crystal in Posen's flirty yellow number.

Crystal Renn is on cloud 9 following last evening's runway show. She spoke with People magazine:

"I’m freaking out. Zac is one of the ones you want. Zac, Calvin and Marc are the big three. I booked one of my three."

The young designer dresses lots of Hollywood beauties for the red carpet, including the very curvy Christina Hendricks of 'Mad Men.'.

"I got to know [Zac] and to hear him talk about it he gets a woman," Crystal Renn says. "He wants women to be able to fit [into] them and to be able to buy them. They’re making the clothes for my size and everything. This is how fashion should be.".

The plus-size model used to starve herself a few years ago, when she started out as a 'normal-size' model. According to an article in the New York Times...." It was not until Ms. Renn acknowledged an eating disorder six years ago and began to eat normally that her career took off as a plus-size model. While she embraces that label, she also sees it as a means of changing expectations among designers and magazines — and even the public — that models have to look a certain way."

It will be interesting to see how many designers follow suit, by including more plus-size models in their runway shows. In the world of high fashion, gaining a few pounds has always been a big no-no. Crystal Renn is hoping to change all that, one runway show at a time.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Madonna, Naomi, and Eva Longoria All Adore Oxygen Skin Treatments

We suppose you could call this hot celebrity beauty treatment, oyygen therapy.
And this little bottle of magic from Australia is called, Intraceuticals Opulence Brightening Serum(the newest product in the line-up). The 'Big O' is involved. No, not that one. We're talking about oxygen for the skin
Madonna, Naomi, Eva Longoria Parker, along with a bunch of models and celebrities, all adore this skin care treatment. And Gina Brooke should know. The makeup artist to the stars turned these lovely ladies on to Intraceuticals Oxygen Skin Treatments.

According to what we learned, the makeup artist believes in skin preparation for a good reason, as she tells

"No matter how expensive your makeup is, if you don't prep your skin properly, it's not going to look good," Gina Brooke says.

That is why she uses Intraceuticals Oxygen Skin Treatments on her celebrity clients before she blends in foundation and other makeup. It makes a difference and her A-list clients have fallen in love with the treatments.

So, what's in a bottle of Intraceuticals? Lots of fine ingredients blended with aloe, green tea extract, Vitamins A, C, and E, and hyaluronic acid infused with oxygen. The oxygen is designed to allow the treatment to penetrate deeply into the skin.

To learn more, visit the Intraceuticals website here.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Two Better Nail Polish Removers That Take It All Off

Maybe that bright pink polish your toes have been rockin' for the last days of summer has to go. Or maybe like one of our girlfriends, you change your nail polish at least two times a week, because you can't wait to try all the new nail shades that have just come out. Either way, you want to get rid of the old polish quickly and effortlessly.

You're tired of removers that bleed the old nail polish all over your fingers as you attempt to rub it off. Or the kind that leave you with stinky, dry, brittle nails.

We have another way.....We have found two better nail polish removers to try. And these two babies, 'take it all off.'. One is cheap, and the other is more expensive:The Stripper by Deborah Lippmann ($16, at fine dept. stores like Nordstrom's). Wonderfully lavender-scented. Finally, a nail polish remover that doesn't reek of awful chemical fumes. And The Stripper is kind and gentle to your nails. It's blended with nourishing ingredients like aloe. And it takes the old pink toe nail polish off in a flash, ladies. Cuticles are left soft and healthy.

Sephora Nails Nail Polish Remover ($4, at Inexpensive, but it, too, attacks even the most stubborn nail polish and removes it quickly. Nails is made with a hydrating formula in Vitamin E and Macadamia oil. Plus, it's acetone-free, and helps to strengthen nails.