Sunday, October 31, 2010

Get Jersey Shore Snooki Style For Halloween Or Just For The Pouf Of It

Would the real Snooki please stand up??!!

It's Halloween, so we thought we'd have a little fun! And our beauty spotlight today is on the Jersey Shore's Snooki, all 4'9" of the MTV reality star, including her famous hair pouf!

If you don't know by now, a Snooki costume for Halloween this year, is the most popular one by far.

Yes, you, too, can become Snooki for a night. Getting Snooki style isn't that hard to do. We love Snooki. She's cute, kind-hearted, and the best reason to watch the Jersey Shore. And the petite dynamo doesn't take herself too seriously.

Even Ellen DeGeneres and Joan Rivers both put on Snooki Halloween costumes earlier this week, as did Jenna Wolfe on the Today show this morning.

Snooki is famous for that sky-high pouf. But she claims she doesn't use a Bumpit hair accessory to achieve the height. Instead, the 22-year-old reality star says she has thick hair and uses tons of hairspray to get it right.

You can always buy a Snooki Halloween wig. There are tons of them everywhere. Check out the bottom photo...not a bad replica. Of course, a spray tan really adds to the Snooki image, along with a busty silhouette on display, huge earrings, a very tight dress, sparkly high heels, and some serious eyeliner.

In fact, Women's Wear Daily (WWD) took a look at Snooki style back in July, and writer Cathy Horyn compares Snooki to the legendary Elizabeth Taylor, well, sort of. Read on:

..."She(Snooki) is busty and short-waisted with small legs; sort of like a turnip turned on its tip. There is the weird tan, but the pièce de résistance of Snookiness is the half-doughnut-shaped pouf on top of her head.
... Snooki has a way of putting herself together that while in some ways is atrocious, is completely identifiable to her and consistent with her attention-seeking personality. She wears short, clingy dresses in a pattern or with some metallic trim, huge enameled or bejeweled hoop earrings and glittery high heels.
Lots of 22-year-old women wear revealing clothes, but they may not have her body shape, and it’s a safe bet they’re not rocking a pouf. Though that may change when a line of Snooki hair products comes out. Anyway, the effect has been interesting. 'If you were to draw a cartoon of her, you would know immediately who she is,' said Chris Linn, the executive vice president for pilots at MTV. 'She’s an icon.' "

As to how Elizabeth Taylor fits in, there's more:

"The reason she makes me think of Elizabeth Taylor — quite apart from the unbridgeable divide of talent and beauty — is that photographs of Ms. Taylor in the 1960s, many of which recently ran in Vanity Fair, confirm a short, busty woman with high hair, big jewelry, garish taste in clothes and a complete indifference to the cyclonic effect that all that produced."

Ouch! We're not going to touch those statements. Anyway...Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Walmart First To Sell New Fat Foam Hair Color By Samy

Even Walmart has scooped hair genius John Freida by marketing the first fat foam hair color by Samy in their stores right now.

Poor John Freida is introducing his own Precision Foam Color, a similar product from Japan's Kao Brands that's expected to debut in the U.S. in April, 2011.

Who knew Walmart would become such a sophisticated beauty player?! Well, why not? Walmart is a huge, powerful retailer. And Fat Foam at $8.97 a box, sounds ideal to the at-home hair color woman. It's a no-drip hair color product which is based on dye technology Walmart hunted down in Japan and then launched here in the U.S. more than six months ahead of national brand competitors.

Fat Foam Hair Color by Samy comes in 10 shades and is permanent dye. It promises:

100% grey coverage
long-lasting color
even color from root to end
conditioning formula with soy
easy hand application with new whipped foam technology
less application time

The new Fat Foam looks like a big snowball or whipped cream when you first apply it to your head. It claims to be stay-put hair color---no drips, no streaks, just shiny, beautiful hair color.

We haven't tried it yet, but you can check out the product at Walmart.

You can also see a demo on Fat Foam by BeautyByte here.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Gretchen Jones Steals Everyone's 'Thunder' To Win Project Runway 8 Finale

Gretchen Jones’s collection was called 'Running Through Thunder.' And it was aptly named, because the Northwest-based designer did just that, and took home the title of Project Runway 8 Finale winner last night on the popular Bravo reality show.

The two-time challenge winner and always controversial contestant Gretchen, designed a collection featuring quiet, brown-toned African prints and shiny, chevron-shaped necklaces, that she showed off at NYFW's Spring Collection.

She narrowly beat out fellow contestants Mondo Guerra and Andy South with her bohemian-inspired collection, one that guest judge Jessica Simpson remarked, was clothing 'too loose' in its fitting, but a line that slender sister Ashlee Simpson-Wentz would wear.

It wasn't an easy victory for Gretchen Jones. Head judge Heidi Klum sided with Jessica Simpson while arguing strongly for Mondo and his loud, eclectic prints collection against judges Nina Garcia and Michael Kors. It was a lengthy and impassioned debate. And in the end, Heidi Klum had to give up her fight for the 'costume, circus-like designs' of Mondo Guerra, and crown the more 'wearable collection' of Gretchen Jones.

Hey, what can we say....Michael Kors and Nina Garcia are indeed fashion elitists, and even supermodel Heidi Klum could not convince them otherwise. By the way, we were rooting for contestant Michael Costello all along, and thought he should have been in the trio finale. We thought most of his designs were quite beautiful.

And today, the fashion debate continues. Blogs and tweets everywhere are putting in their two-cents, most folks figuring that Mondo got short-changed, and should have walked away the winner. Meow-meow.

Can't wait for Project Runway Season 9!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cold Cap To Save Hair From Chemo Gets Warm Welcome On GMA

It's bad enough having to deal with cancer, but then to lose all your hair from chemotherapy, makes the challenge that much tougher. And if you're a woman, watching your beautiful hair fall out is unimaginable.

We lost our father to cancer a number of years ago, and a cousin, almost 2 years ago. And we saw both of them bravely battle the disease with bald heads.

But what encouraged us this morning on Good Morning America (GMA), was the cold cap system. Yes, it's been around for a number of years now, but not every hospital has cold caps available for chemo patients, not every doctor believes in the cold cap idea to save hair, and most people aren't even aware that such an option exists.

The great news, is that we are seeing more and more chemo patients having excellent results by wearing the cold cap, especially women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Throughout the grueling chemo sessions, a number of women have reported keeping all their hair, which in turn, gives one back a greater self-esteem.

Some women are so frightened to lose their hair when they receive a cancer diagnosis, that they refuse chemotherapy.

When a person undergoes chemo, they are being treated with drugs and chemicals which attack healthy hair follicles, The cold cap really does cool the scalp and thus restricts blood circulation there. That in turn, restricts blood flow to the hair follicles, saving one's locks.

We have learned that generally, the cap is put on 15 minutes before chemotherapy to start restricting blood flow. And it's kept on during and up to 1-2 hours after chemo. Although, the length of time wearing the cap also varies from article to article we researched.

Unfortunately, not everyone can tolerate wearing the cold cap because it can feel very cold. This discomfort will vary from patient to patient. By the way, wearing the cold cap has no influence on the outcome of one's chemo treatment.

GMA cohost, Robin Roberts, a breast cancer surviver who lost her hair during chemo treatments in 2007, says she was unaware of the cold cap system at the time, and also admitted that she's not sure she would have worn one during her treatment.

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Celebrities Secretly Adore Tracie Martyn Skin Care Products

Okay...what do ageless celebrities like Liv Tyler, Kelly Ripa, Kate Winslet, Juliana Margulies, Cyndi Lauper, Sharon Osbourne, Susan Sarandon, Diane von Furstenberg, and many others secretly adore?!

And what do they know, that we don't know, when it comes to beauty? Probably lots! Celebrities rely on their looks and youthfulness, and of course, they have the best resources and plenty of money to buy the best. And one of the best, is a $185, 1 oz. bottle of Tracie Martyn Firming Serum.

Who is Tracie Martyn?

A British-born and New York City-based beauty expert. Her skin care line is an all-natural, anti-aging collection.

And one of Hollywood's favorite beauty secrets is Tracie Martyn's Firming Serum. In fact, Diane von Furstenberg says it's the one "beauty product I can't live without!"

So, let's take a look. What the heck is in it?

It is a plant-based topical purple gel full of strong anti-oxidants and botanicals. And this soothing purple gel is applied once a day, in the morning and in the night. Just "two pump doses on the entire face, neck and décolleté after cleansing."

And then the 'magic' begins......According to their website, skin is transformed:

"Lifts and firms the face: enhancing contours, resilience and overall appearance.
Strengthens the collagen network: preventing the thinning and sagging of skin while improving elasticity.
Restorative and stimulating: visibly repairing sun damaged skin while encouraging cell renewal.
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles and hydrates the skin by minimizing water loss and replenishing moisture."

This purple gel serum sounds wonderful! For details, go here

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Big Hoop Earrings Always Stylish And Even Hotter Trend

We all love a classic when it comes to beauty and fashion. And today, we're looking at just that: big hoop earrings. It's a hot trend for Fall 2010.

Many of you already own several pairs of hoops, because these earrings never go out of style. And at the moment, big hoop earrings are everywhere.....on the runways, in the fashion pages and catalogues, and of course, on beautiful celebrities like the Kardashian women, Ashley Greene, Susan Lucci, Jessica Simpson, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, and the list goes on and on.

Gold or silver?

Why not stock up on a new pair of each? We happen to see more silver hoop earrings, in our humble opinion. But here's some InStyle magazine fashion wisdom from Margherita Missoni, the model and granddaughter of the famous Missoni brand's founders:

What every woman should have in her wardrobe-----

"Hoop earrings in yellow gold."
And big hoop earrings can be found in just about every story around you. We found a cute pair of metal hoops by Betsey Johnson , at Macy's (top photo). These cuties measure up at 1 3/4 inches.

Remember, hoop earrings are timeless and elegant, a quiet statement piece.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Diamond Dazzle Stik: New On-Spot Brightener For Bling

Diamonds. We all adore them, and of course, the bigger, the better, as the saying goes.

But these precious sparklers need lots of TLC. So, how do you keep diamonds ultra-shiny on the go?

Everyone's been buzzing about the Dazzle Diamond Stik by Connoisseurs. For $7.95, you get a cute little magic marker-looking pen that contains "micro-fine cleansers and polishing agents combined with a polymer. The polymer fills in fine scratches on the setting, dramatically increases the brilliance and sparkle of the diamond, and reduces the future build-up of dirt."

Sounds pretty brilliant, so so speak. All you do is, twist, brush, and dazzle! The Dazzle Diamond Stik has a built-in flow-thru brush. The unique brush has been specifically designed to easily and quickly clean behind diamonds and other precious stones and their mountings.

Our friend Nina gave us one, and this little stik does what it says! Check out the Diamond Dazzle Stik here.
You can also use this cheap and effective method to brighten your bling. We wrote about this before. Recommendations come from the Jeweler's Association:

Cleaning and Storing Diamonds:
You have two simple options here. Place your diamonds into rubbing alcohol or a mixture of equal parts ammonia and cold water. Let them soak for a few minutes. Then take a brush with soft bristles, like a baby toothbrush, and gently clean your diamonds. Rinse off. And lay them on a tissue to dry.
You should store your diamonds individually to prevent scratching other diamonds or gold, or softer gems. Don't just throw your gems into a jewelry box and pile them on top of each other. You must take care in keeping fine jewelry sparkling and blemish-free.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Celebrities Wrapping Up: Infinity Scarf Still Big Trend For Fall

Feel like wrapping yourself up, especially with the cold fall air upon us?

Then do what beautiful celebrities have been doing. And cocoon yourself with a lovely infinity scarf

The endless or circle scarf remains a big trend for Fall 2010! And we can see why.

It's a great accessory, because you don't have to worry about how to tie it. That step has been taken care of....the ends are already 'sewn together.' All you have to do is place the big loop over your head.

You can let it hang loose, like Selena Gomez shows us with her scarlet red infinity. Or you can double-loop it like Blake Lively does here.

Infinity scarves come in all types of styles and fabrics. You can go casual, formal, and business, depending on the material.

We, especially, adore Jessica Alba's hot leopard infinity scarf, since animal prints are really huge this season. And check out Kim Kardashian's striking, black and white print infinity. It makes her outfit. Shop around. You will find infinity scarves in dept. stores like Target to higher end stores like Saks. There's an infinity scarf out there for every budget.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halle's Hair Getting Shorter And Shorter To Get Ready For Shaved Head Movie Role

Halle Berry's pixie cut seems to be getting shorter and shorter each month. Look at the photo below--- there's the gorgeous actress in September. Now check out the photos of Halle hanging out with her new man actor Olivier Martinez, last week in L.A.

A lot of fans want to know why Halle Berry is rockin' a new, too boyish crop?

Well, first of all, we've seen quite a few sexy celebs chopping off their long locks for the new pixie-do, like Ashlee Simpson and Janet Jackson. And Halle is working the super short hairstyle, too.

But there could be another reason why the ageless 44-year-old movie star has suddenly gone scissor-crazy, and that has to do with a new film role in the works for Nappily Ever After:

"I’m going to shave my hair, shave my head bald for this movie. I can’t wait. I’m going to be greasehead bald. I can’t wait.".

Halle will play the role of Venus:

"The movie, it’s all about a woman... You know that relationship that women have with their hair and how hair throughout history has defined us and how we’re in such bondage? Everything is, ‘If my hair’s not right, then we’re not right.’ So my character, at the beginning of the movie, something is done to her and her hair starts to fall out. She decides one night after being drunk trying to deal with the fact that their hair is dragged up, she’s drunk and she decides to shave her hair completely bald. Now she has to face the next morning with no hair and how her whole life and everybody around her is now different and behaves differently. Because she was this beautiful goddess with this long hair and now she’s bald and how she’s different now. She’s forced to look at what beauty really is and it comes from inside, obviously, not from the outside. But it’s a hard lesson for us to get and this movie will sort of expose that and help us sort of come to terms. And maybe every time we hear thunder, we won’t go running for cover.".

We can't wait for this movie, where once again. we see Halle Berry in such a vulnerable role, like her Academy Award performance in Monster's Ball. And can't wait to see her bald.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Undereye Circles Need Concealer And Some Effective TLC

Dark undereye circles.
Oh, yeah....We know them so well. It's a hereditary thing sometimes, and even a Mediterranean thing. And it sure, ain't pretty, not on anyone we've seen so far.

So, how do we tackle the sensitive and delicate undereye area?!

With a two-pronged beauty attack.

As we have hammered home to you upon several articles ago, it is important to treat the undereye area with some TLC, or tender loving care. The skin is very thin and prone to show aging there, first on the face. So always use an eye cream. That goes without saying.

And then, take out the two-pronged beauty attack. Allure Magazine has just come out with their annual Best of Beauty list in the October issue, and they have their favorite cream for dark circles and concealer for those undereye circles.

So, let's take a look:
1. Dark Circles cream. Olay Definity Illuminating Eye Treatment ($29.99, drugstores). DWTS contestant Audrina Patridge recommends this one at her website, and we can see why. The formula has good stuff that gently fade circles gradually, while mica brightens up the area ASAP.

2. Undereye Circles cover-up. Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Concealer ($28, at beauty stores like Sephora). Very creamy and very blendable. And according to the creators at Make Up For Ever, this formula is pretty incredible: An oil-free, medium-coverage concealer that covers imperfections while remaining invisible to high-definition televisions and the naked eye.

Hey, it's better than walking around every day with your dark undereye circles naturally showing. Trust us, people will notice the bare's where our eyes are drawn to. Why not give these circles some TLC and make them cosmetically disappear for a while.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

L'Oreal Launches INOA Hair Color For Better Color Penetration

L'Oreal Professional's new dye job is no snow job. In other words, INOA Hair Color is a revolutionary new way to color hair, without the stink, ammonia, or the fading! And L'Oreal will debut INOA in US and Canada hair salons in January.

INOA stands for 'Innovation No Ammonia. What's very different about L'Oreal Professional's new dye system is its consistency. Until now, all hair dyes have been water-based. But INOA Hair Color is an oil-based system that allows dye to go direct and deep into the hair cortex, ensuring perfect penetration. And that means, better gray coverage and beautiful hair color that reduces fading.

And since the traditional route of ammonia is being deleted in this oil-based system, INOA replaces it with an ingredient called MEA or monothenolamine. And this stuff doesn't have an odor Yay! MEA opens up just a tiny portion of the cuticle, so hair and scalp receive gentle treatment.

We are psyched for this. We only wish that L'oreal's new INOA were available for at-home hair coloring, too. The salon is always the best place to have one's locks treated with extra TLC, but we also were hoping for a do-it-yourself option.

L'Oreal Professional's INOA Hair Color comes in 38
gorgeous, light-relecting shades. You can expect to spend an extra 10% more for INOA, than traditional salon treatments. But, if the new oil-based dye job can do all that it promises, well, as the classic L'Oreal saying goes, 'because I'm worth it.'

This could be the hair coloring way of the future!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Critics Claim Heather Locklear O.D.s On Fillers...But At 49 She Still Rocks

Heather Locklear.

She's always been known as one of TV's most beautiful women. But when she recently showed up at daughter Ava's modeling gig, tongues started flapping, and people started saying: What's happened to Heather Locklear's face?! Too much filler?!

What happened? Well, gee, folks, sorry, but life does go on, and the glamorous television star just happens to be 49-years-old. And for being just shy of 50, we think Heather Locklear still rocks it, and we are sure, that most men would not pass up a chance to be in her presence.

So, let's look at the rumors circulating about the beautiful California girl. The photos shown here include Heather, today at 49, And the photo below, appears from her days with husband Richie Sambora. We will guess that the bottom photo is at least 10 years old. In Heather Locklear's defense, no woman on the planet, looks the same after 10 years.

But then there is the chatter about Hollywood women in their 40s, overdosing on fillers, Botox for forehead wrinkles, and plastic surgery, such as cheek implants. And that same talk has been going on about Madonna.

What has Heather done to her classically beautiful face?

We can only guess. We're certainly no expert, but we can honestly note some sun damage to her eye area. Big deal. Most people see this general aging in their 40s. And fine lines and wrinkles deepen as we get older.

But there are some pros who figure that Heather Locklear is trying to correct the signs of aging through cosmetic enhancement. This is what these experts told the Orange County's In Your Face:

Plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer of New York told MakeMeHeal, “Heather Locklear is still beautiful. She appears to have slightly fuller lips and cheeks, which may be due to fillers. Her forehead appears higher than previously and eyebrows have changed shape. She may have the Botox effect or, possibly, a brow lift causing these changes.”

Plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia of San Clemente and Anaheim told them, “Heather Locklear has had facial work including probably a facelift, eyes, forehead lift and mid-face lift plus or minus cheek implants. A bit heavy on the lip filler but this is so common.”.

And fans don't want to see their favorite, gorgeous TV icons getting any older or less attractive:
“Poor Heather!” declared a reader on the “In Your Face” page on Facebook.

The problem that’s visible in her face, plastic surgery consultant Wendy Lewis tells In Your Face, is “a combination of overfilling and a hard life.” She added that ” Heather was every teenage boy’s fantasy for a few decades so we should cut her some slack.”

Cut Heather Locklear some slack indeed!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

For Perfect Skin: Commit To Daily Routine And Take Makeup Off Before Bed

Perfect skin's not easy to achieve it. We know we work very hard just to keep our own clear, healthy, and hopefully, less wrinkled.

We have very oily skin with large pores. And yeah, there are women who are blessed with almost non-existent pores and smooth, even-toned complexions.

We are envious, but we also have come to learn, that more beautiful skin can be developed or created, so to speak.

And as any skin expert would tell you:

1. You must commit to a daily routine, no matter what your age or skin type. This has to become a key part of your normal day-to-day life. Start in a simple way---a gentle cleanser and a sunscreen for daytime. At night, before retiring for bed, use a repairing moisturizer. There....those are the very basics of 'building' perfect skin.

And if you think you are one of the lucky few who can skip washing your face before bedtime, think again. You must remove all makeup and any traces of old sunscreen, moisturizers or grime before your nighttime routine. If you do not wash away stale makeup, then you clog up pores, and break-outs will occur sooner than later.

Also, if you do not remove daytime makeup, then that repairing moisturizer you apply before bed, will not be able to work as effectively. You need a clean slate, and that applies to all complexions looking for repair.

Perhaps, celebrity dermatologist Frederic Brandt has said it best, about maintaining a sensible attitude regarding lifestyle:

"It is important that patients take care of their skin by avoiding sun exposure (always use an UVB-UBA sun screen). They can be using a very expensive repair cream at night, and then the following day, they play golf or tennis under the sun all day without proper protection. Clean your face extremely well, especially before going to bed, and maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine," Dr. Brandt explains.

Try Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser ($7.10, at drugstores). This is a favorite among many women, and does what it says, in a kind and non-irrtating way.

And Dr. Brandt UV SPF30 Face ($30, drbrandt . A super sunscreen skin protector. Helps decrease pigmentation induced by UV exposure; preventing photo-aging.

A great repairing moisturizer for nighttime is Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream ($7.99, at drugstores). A soothing and refreshing base that works on skin while you sleep.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Let Us Hope Turban Headwrap Trend Tanks ASAP

Turban. Headwrap. It's been a while since we've seen one of these, but now the 1920s inspired flapper turban is turning heads in 2010. But are you actually putting one on?

We noticed the turban popping up on the runways, and being talked about back in July. And how could we forget Miss SJP donning one in 'Sex and the City 2'. Then a few fashionable celebrities like Beyonce and Salma Hayek have been hot on the trend. But seriously, we hope the turban trend tanks ASAP!!

We haven't really seen the turban translate to the street. Maybe that's why, old Hollywood wore it best. Cinematic goddesses like Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren wore turbans like no others can. Maybe it was the time of yesteryear, the mystery of major film stars, or simply, their incredible beauty. And maybe that's why, the turban should be left to admire down in the beauty/fashion archives.

If you dare trying on the turban headwrap trend, you can find this 'head candy' in many fine dept. stores. And you can also find some very inexpensive turbans at Forever21. You can pick up a few there for under $7 each. And if you decide you just can't pull off a trendy turban, well, you haven't broken the bank.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cheap Cherry Chapstick Beauty Tip From Twilight's Ashley Greene

Twilight's Ashley Greene is a gorgeous, young actress. So, when she recently gave InStyle magazine a simple and cheap beauty tip, we took note.

And this little beauty item will not cost you more than $2, depending on where you live. And many of you, might already have one or several more of 'these' in your purse, nightstand, car, pocket, and so on.

We're talking about chapstick. The authentic brand, the name. And singer Katy Perry knows what we're talking about (wink-wink).

Yes, it's cherry chapstick. And you can find one at your favorite drugstore just about anywhere your travels take you. We just found them at Walgreens for $1.79, each. On sale, 2 for $3.

Ashley Greene says she has learned this clever beauty tip from the makeup pros:

"Line your lips with a pencil that’s the same shade as your natural lip color, then use Cherry Chapstick in the middle. You wind up with a natural reddish lip but it looks like you’re not wearing anything."

We like that cherry chapstick has an SPF of 4. We all need to protect our lips daily, and not just in the summer. Lips don't have enough melanin to protect us from the searing heat. Melanin is the natural skin pigment that filters out the strong and damaging UV rays. Lips are also thinner in skin structure, very sensitive, and lack protective oil glands, so protection is needed all year round.

Cherry chapstick not only provides a nourishing base, but also gives off a very natural, sheer rosy tint to lips, and that's the key to Ashley Greene's cheap cherry chapstick beauty tip.
A great tip! Thanks, Ashley.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Beauty Cha-Ching: New Chanel Sublimage 1 Ounce Skin Serum At $425

An amazing, new 1 ounce skin serum at $425?!

Are you kidding me?!

Well, er, it is Chanel. And it does come from the essence of a Himalayan flower that has incredible anti-aging properties. So, maybe buying a tiny gold bottle of Chanel Sublimage Essential Revitalizing Concentrate is a smart beauty investment.

According to the folks at Chanel, the new skin serum is a concentrate formulated with ground-breaking Golden Champa PFA*. And those initials stand for this:

*PFA: Polyfractioned Active. An ultra-pure, ultra-powerful ingredient created through an exclusive purification technique developed by CHANEL.

All you need to awaken tired, aging skin, is just a few drops of Chanel's potent Sublimage serum. And right away, your skin gets firm and plump, and your complexion begins to look radiant.

In fact, Chanel has 3 other Sublimage products in this powerful skin care line.

For more details, check it out here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hemp Seed Oil High-ly Effective For Beautiful Skin And Legal

Hemp seed oil. Could this be nature's way to beautiful skin?

Don't will not get high by topically applying hemp seed oil to your skin. But you might absorb some rich ingredients found in this light textured oil. And,'s legal. In fact, research shows, that hemp seed oil can clear up acne, reduce inflammation, and plump up skin in its nourishing base. Although it's an oil, the hemp seed does not give you the greasies.

So, what's in hemp seed oil?

Hemp seed oil is made up of 80% essential fatty acids. And it contains the ideal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 based on our cell structure needs. Hemp so closely matches our own skins lipids that it is able to penetrate deep inside our cells and lubricate the surface between them, providing a natural moisture balance.

And this is also interesting---Hemp is said to be the only plant oil containing Vitamin D, which is key for calcium absorption. Using hemp seed oil is a smart way to achieve soft, smooth and hydrated skin. And you can also take it in supplement form, if you don't want to apply the oil to your skin.

Hemp seed oil is also on the cheap end. A little goes a long way. And you can wear it under makeup daily to battle an oily face, as well as nourish a dry complexion. The oil dries quickly upon application, and leaves a nice matte finish.

See what other women are saying about the benefits of hemp seed oil at MakeupAlley.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Coquettish Cougar: Courteney Cox Arquette Beauty Secrets

Courteney Cox Arquette is one of Hollywood's most glamorous and ageless women. And although her best gal pal Jennifer Aniston seems to get all the beauty press, we thought we would take a look at the classic, quiet beauty of Courteney Cox Arquette.

The mother to daughter Coco has been going through a difficult time these days. She and husband David Arquette have announced their separation after 11 years of marriage, a union most thought was very solid in an un-Hollywood way. Gossip has been circulating about alleged cheating on both sides. And her 7-years-younger hubby has been yapping away to radio talk show host Howard Stern about not having Courteney in bed with him for some 4 months now. Gee, classy guy.

Aside from all that, Courteney Cox Arquette is a busy actress with her hit show, Cougar Town, and taking care of their active 6-year-old daughter. And yet, the former 'Friends' star has never looked better at age 46! So, let's take a look at Courteney Cox Arquette's beauty secrets:

1. Kinerase skin care. It's a line of anti-aging products that Courteney swears by, and she has also been the face of the Kinerase company. She adores Kinerase's Intensive Eye Cream ($55, .7 oz) and Kinerase C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment face cream, a vitamin C and E packed serum. Courteney says: "The results are undeniable. Kinerase works."

2. Botox cosmetic. The number #1 injectable helps smooth away wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and those pesky crow's feet. Courteney admits she is a Botox user, but in a natural way. The August 2010 cover girl for InStyle told the magazine this:
"Sometimes I use Botox. Compared to most, I use it very sparingly. One time I did too much, though. I feel weird if I can't move my face, and that one time I overdid it, I felt trapped in my own skin. I don't have a problem with any of that stuff; if it makes you feel better about yourself and it's done properly, then fine."

3. Lipstick in paler shades. Her faves include: Laura Mercier Baby Lips (sheer warm pink, $20) and Josie Maran Rumi Joon (sheer pinky beige, $20).

4. Dark hair lightened just a tad, according to hairstylist Chris McMillan: "Dark hair really makes her blue eyes stand out, but before, her hair was black. Now it's dark brown and less harsh." That's not the only thing that's gone soft. "I used to use a black liquid eyeliner on her," said makeup artist Beth Katz. "Now I use shadows for a smoky, softer look."

5. Working out consistently to maintain a slender, healthy figure. Courteney is 5'5''. She enjoys doing 'Budokon,' the reunion of martial arts, yoga, and meditation.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ashlee Simpson Bucks Big Messy Hair Trend For Cropped Edgy Blonde Cut

We can't decide who looks cuter....Ashlee Simpson with her new cropped edgy blonde cut or little son Bronx with his angelic flaxen locks?!

The sister starlet of Jessica Simpson has bucked the big, messy hair trend and chopped off her very long, signature hair. We call Ashlee brave, on the cutting edge of beauty, and one confident young woman.

While most of Hollywood's glamour girls keep covering their necks and image in super long hair extensions, some dare to go bare, and that's exactly what the singer has done. And we believe, that Ashlee, too, had hair extensions.

So, is Ashlee Simpson's new cropped edgy blonde cut a DO or a DON'T?

We happen to think it is a major DO! It sets Ashlee apart from her celebrity peers and displays her sense of modern beauty style. And there is something almost fragile about her new very light locks and cropped do. She reminds many of us of a young Mia Farrow back in the days of the boyish pixie cut. No, this isn't a pixie, but it's a modern take on the classic, gamine cut.

Ashlee Simpson is definitely a beauty trendsetter. She has worn her hair in just about every color, as you can see in the photo gallery here. And she is able to rock each hair color quite beautifully. She also has great bone structure, including a strong jaw, and she can pull off edgy looks, both in beauty and fashion.

We hate to compare sisters to each other, but we have always found Ashlee to be far more attractive than older sis, Jessica, yes, even before Ashlee had her nose done.

Ashlee isn't afraid to veer away from her beauty comfort zone. She takes chances, and goes against the grain. Hollywood seems to be obsessed with super long hair and/or hair extensions, and the look is getting old and the Kardashian sisters, Gisele Bundchen, Mariah, Guiliana Rancic, sis Jessica Simpson, Fergie, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Aniston, and the list goes on and on.
It's really refreshing to see Ashlee Simpson Wentz stand out with her new bold cut.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

E!'s Fashion Police Make Fun Of Kate Moss Model Style But We Adore It

Kate Moss. The model has always been a fashion icon. She remains one of the few, who actually has great style off the runway. We have watched Kate Moss select some stunning vintage pieces and blend them into her own modern wardrobe and do it so effortlessly and with such a sense of chic.

So, we were quite surprised when Joan Rivers, the host of E!'s 'Fashion Police,' poked fun at a photo of the sexy model as she emerged from a night of clubbing with her so-called 'disheveled appearance.'

We happen to adore Kate Moss' messy, big, don't-need-a-comb hair and heavy, left-on-overnight eyeliner, and imperfect beauty! She sets trends, and many have been trying to copy this chick's look for years.

Even hot designers like Marc Jacobs, keep their eye on Kate. Big, rolled-out-of-bed hair is back in a major way, especially for Spring 2011! NY Fashion Week was showing off big Kate Moss hair at the Marc by Marc Jacobs show.

Kate Moss is now 36-years-old and still in high demand. In fact, let's look at the numbers--according to Forbes's annual Top Earning Supermodels list, Moss raked in $9 million last year. She was also on the cover of Harper's Bazaar last March and inside their pages for a lay-out. And this is what she told the mag about herself as a fashion designer:

"I’m not really a fashion designer. I just love clothes. I’ve never been to design school. I can’t sketch. I can’t cut patterns and things. I can shorten things. I can make a dress out of a scarf."