Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Indulge Beautiful Skin In Morningside Bath & Body Care Products

One of the finest shea butter body products we've ever rubbed onto our skin.

It's called Simple Originals by the Morningside company..... a certified woman-owned business, whose products are manufactured in a plant here in the USA with top-quality FDA standards. We like that.

This is an incredible body butter that we got to try, in the scent of Tomato Blossom.

We know. At first we thought, 'Gee, what would tomato blossom smell like?'

We were very pleasantly surprised! It's fresh and appealing!

Simple Originals is a natural line of bath and body care products with super ingredients like---shea butter, glycerin, aloe, green tea extract, and Vitamins A, C, and E. No artifical colors. Not tested on animals. And these formulas are plant-based emollients. And the prices can't be beat. Each product in the line is generously-sized, according to company CEO and founder, Hollis Brookover, of Garden City, Idaho.

Look what savings we found:
Simple Originals ~ Body Butter Special 2 for 35% off!
$12.99 for 2 lbs.
Your choice in: Tomato Blossom and/or Linden Flower

You will fall in love with this luxurious shea butter body cream. It's heavenly and really makes skin smooth and healthy.

Another important note: A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of Morningside products will help the Every Child Is An Original foundation. The foundation "funds projects that serve to enable America's youth to gain the tools they need to succeed in life and compete in the world economy".

Bravo, Morningside!

Monday, May 30, 2011

My My MY: Maxi Dress Major Trend For Spring/Summer

Don't feel like baring your legs sometimes?

Then this popular 70's trend is for you.

The maxi dress appears to be THE dress of the 2011 spring/summer season. Fresh from the runway, we're seeing this hot trend popping up everywhere. And sexy celebrities like Sheryl Crow, Paris Hilton, and many others, are choosing these floor length dresses.

The maxi dress can go many places.....and not just to beach parties. You can pick big print or solid and sexy. And you can pay lots of money for a maxi, or you can hunt down some great ones for cheap.

We found these all at Venus.com. Most women know the website/catalogue company for its beautiful swimsuits. But Venus.com also features much more, including amazing maxi dresses for just $39.99.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Anushka Skinny Caffe Latte Body Cream: Like Frappuccino For Your Thighs

Heading to the beach, ladies?

Don't forget to pack this super cellulite buster by cellulite expert Anushka. This is a must-have for your beach bag this summer.

Look, we'll be honest. We've researched the 'skinny' on cellulite....you know...the dimpled fat that likes to form on your thighs, butt, tummy, even arms!

And we have learned, that you CANNOT get rid of cellulite permanently. BUT, you CAN reduce it's appearance, and STOP its further advancement. That is where Anushka's Skinny Caffe Latte Body Cream ($46, at anushkaspa.com) comes to the rescue. This stuff is decadent. Think of it as a lovely frappuccino for your thighs!

"While drinking excessive amounts of caffeine (coffee) is a no-no for well-being, topical application of caffeine can visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite," says Anushka, founder of the famous Anushka Cellulite Clinic.

This cellulite-busting cream uses caffeine and green tea to firm those dimpled parts and smooth out skin with special anti-oxidants. You'll walk along the beach with the best-toned body around.

Sounds yummy for the firmest thighs and butt around. We see that photo of an amazing butt here. And if Anushka's Latte Body Cream can deliver a butt like that one, well, we'd slather it on every day.

Hey, Anuhska has been a pioneer in the fight to STOP cellulite. For years, this woman has researched and studied the problem, and brought to us all, some of the best scientifically-advanced cellulite treatments around. So we say yes, to the frappuccino for your thighs....and yes, butt.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Braun Battery-Operated Hair Brush Boosts Shine And Softness

Say bye-bye to fly-away and frizzy hair. At the simple press of a button, you get instant shine and smoothness.

It's a battery-operated hair brush with active ion technology, called the Braun Satin Hair Brush ($75, at braun.com). And it won't damage hair because it has seamless bristles.

The Satin Hair Brush works with Iontec, which in layman's terms, well, we can't really explain, but let the company say it better:

"Braun IONTEC works just like a conditioner: the ions continuously minimise the build-up of charges and therefore keep the friction between hair fibres down. Braun IONTEC also encourages weak and damaged hair to hold onto essential moisture supplies meaning hair looks smooth, shiny and healthy."

It's easy to use and travel-friendly, and actually, good for your hair.

Let's be honest.....We all damage our locks on a daily basis with constant blow-drying, coloring, bleaching, perming, straightening, flat-ironing, and so forth. And the Braun Satin Hair Brush is designed to smooth out the cuticles and bring back healthy shine.

Who wouldn't want a glossy head of hair?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Gotta Love The Lip Crayon---Hot New Trend For Sheer Color

Hot and bothered....But not in a good way. We're talking about the summer weather and the challenge to keep makeup fresh and in the moment.

Today, it's going to hit 87 degrees here. A bit too HOT for our taste, but we still follow our daily makeup routine. Except this time, we're going to reach for a box of pretty colored crayons.

Well, sort of.

The hot trend right now----lip crayons! You know, those fat pencils everyone can manuever. And if you hate that heavy lipstick look during those hot spring/summer days, then you should pick up a lip crayon. You will like what you see----a sheer hint of color in a moisturizing base.

Lip crayons are different than the typical lip gloss---too sticky or the matte lip stain---too dry. With a big, fat crayon, you get a light wash of color. If you apply a few more coats, you get more of a dramatic look.

And there are tons to choose from:

1. Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm ($15, at clinique.com). In yum-yum shades like, Woppin' Watermelon.

2. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24, at narscosmetics.com). In creamy, nourishing shades.

3. Hard Candy Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencil ($6, at Walmart stores).

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Dr. Lewinn Kinerase Line Promises Wrinkle Relief: Does It Deliver?

Last November, we told our Beauty Tip Today readers about a new, cheaper Kinerase skin care line launching in 2011. It's called Dr. Lewinn by Kinerase, with a great price range----between $10 and $35 each. Compare that to the $100 plus price for Kinerase's main skin care line, and we have a smile on our face.

The Lewinn line has been out there for a few months now, at select Walmart and Walgreen stores. And it's a 10-piece line, including cleansers, moisturizers and daily treatments. And yes, the products contain the special patented plant-based kinetin formula found in the original, more expensive Kinerase skin care line adored by many celebrities, including Courteney Cox.

The Kinerase company is based in southern California. The new line is inspired by Dr. LeWinn, an Australian celebrity plastic surgeon.

But does the Dr. Lewinn by Kinerase line really deliver significant wrinkle repair?

Let's dig a little deeper. We have learned that the new, cheaper skin care line DOES have the same super ingredients already found in the brand, but at a smaller concentration. In other words, this is Kinerase L-I-T-E.

According to the Dr. Lewinn line, these products have "only two to three cosmeceutical-grade ingredients," versus the 10 to 12 in a Kinerase prestige product, says Jenniffer Smoot, marketing director for the company. But the scientifically-advanced formula gives back fine results to the consumer, she suggests, because you could not find such skin care technology in dept. stores, until now.

Still, do your homework....check consumer product reviews online. Maybe the Kinerase line with the $100 price tag and higher, is worth the extra splurge. Wouldn't you prefer a skin care product with a 10-12 cosmeceutical-grade rather than one with a 2-3 grade?!

We're just saying.......

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fred Flare To The Fashion Rescue: Cat Eye Frames For Cheap!

We told you back in February of this year, about the hot, cat eye sunglasses trend. Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Anne Hathaway, and Nicole Richie, are always photographed wearing a pair.

And we can see why---It's a great shape for eye wear and brings attention to the cheek bones, providing a lovely lift to the face. And cat eye sunglasses come in all sizes and colors.

Of course, we all enjoy a bargain, so that's why we are highlighting the finds at FredFlare.com. Get your fashion freak on at Fred's. We like it, because their frames are very affordable.

Check out the Bridget....Just $12 for these gorgeous cat eye sunglasses, ladies. Love them! These even look as good as the very expensive pair JLo has been snapped in. We like the exaggerated cat eye shape, along with decent lenses providing UV400 protection. The Bridget, by the way, measures about 2.25”x5”.

More details here at FredFlare.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Kelly Ripa Go-To Drink: EBOOST Energy Packets

TV host Kelly Ripa is one very busy woman. She's got three kids, does television commercials, makes many media appearances, and also works out like a fiend. And at age 40, she is 'ripped.'

Kelly has admitted that she works out 7 days a week to keep her extremely toned body in shape.

"I work out every day, and I make sure to do something different every day," Kelly has said.

So, if Kelly Ripa is giving out nutritional tips, well, she would surely know what's good for your body and what's bad. You don't have to agree with her super toned, ultra-skinny figure, but you have to admit, the girl is so very disciplined.

And the star is revealing her go-to drink when she really needs some get up and go:

Word has it, that Kelly Ripa adds EBOOST energy drink mix to her water.

The energy drink is sold in 20-packet boxes $28 at eboost. And it's full of yummy flavor and all that good stuff-----2,500 mcg of Vitamin B12, 1,000mg of Vitamin C, and 120 mcg of chromium, to stop cravings. PLus, you don't get that jittery caffeine feeling you often get from other energy drinks.

Take a sip because it's all good in: pink lemonade, acai, orange, and pomegranate.

EBOOST will certainly add a lot of pep to your step.

Great beauty tip, Kelly Ripa!

Monday, May 23, 2011

How To Rock Rihanna's 2011 Billboard Style: All White Pantsuit

Rihanna could not miss at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards last evening. First of all, the gorgeous girl with the fire engine-red locks picked up some major Billboard hardware, including wins for Female Artist of the Year and Radio Artist of the Year.

And the singer made quite an entrance to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the show.

Rihanna was rockin' a Max Azria white pantsuit along with a white blouse unbuttoned down to her navel and a pair of nude stilettos. By far, probably the sexiest look of the Billboard night.

So, here's how an all-white ensemble speaks louder than vivid pops of color sometimes. White is perfect for spring and summer, especially. It's a simple palette, but one that spells: classic, crisp, and clean.

Rihanna definitely looked like a star and a woman in charge.

If you can't wear stark white, you CAN wear a softer, cream or ivory. There is a shade of white that looks great on everybody.

Gwyneth Paltrow is known to favor a simplistic, modern look, where white is the focus color. It's uncomplicated and fresh.

At least one white blouse or shirt should be a staple in every woman's closet, along with a white blazer and white pants. It's the foundation to building a classic wardrobe.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

How To Get Karina's Flat Tummy Six-Pack With One Cheap Exercise Device

Dancing with the Stars' Karina Smirnoff has an incredible body. And she has worked very hard on staying slim and sexy through hours and hours of dancing. Most recently, she showed it all off inside the pages of Playboy magazine.

What fascinated us, is this little beauty tidbit by the very talented DWTS pro:

Karina Smirnoff has a little exercise tip that will help you flatten your tummy and build toward an envious six-pack. And she does this with one, cheap and simple exercise device:

The Dual Ab Wheel by Valeo ($11.56, on SALE at amazon.com). That's right---for less than $12, you are getting a solid piece of gym equipment that really works. Karina recently told OK magazine that she uses her Ab Wheel first thing in the A.M. to help wake her up.

"It's really, really hard!" she admits. "The first time, I could only do 5 or 10, but it's a pretty awesome wokrout. It feels a little like torture but then after, when you see the results, you're like, 'Oh, hello!"

So, how exactly does this thing work?

You are rolling out away from your chest. To use it, simply get on all fours, grab hold of the handles, and glide the wheels back and forth across the floor.

But, not as easy as it sounds.

This little gizmo requires patience and effort.

The Dual Ab Wheel by Valeo features two sturdy and durable plastic handles. It has a comfortable grip for easy rolling. And it's cushioned with rubber foam for easy handling. There are two non-skid wheels for stability. And it's super for toning abs, shoulders, arms and back.

The way we see it, if it's good enough for a professional dancer like Karina Smirnoff, then it's a well-made product that really works.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Crazy About Candleholders: Check Out 'Z'

Okay.....Today we are skipping the skin care and makeup tips, and talking candleholders.

That's right......candleholders. That's our beauty tip today.

Let's put it this way.....candlelight creates a beautiful effect on the skin, leaving the subject bathed in a soft, warm, golden glow. Everyone looks lovely a la romantic candlelight.

We happen to LOVE candleholders. Yes, we are hooked, and always on the hunt for unique ones. And this time we hit the jackpot at zgallerie.com. So many wonderful candleholders! Plus, these make super gifts.

We are showing you just 3 beauties we found at zgallerie. And the prices are really reasonable, with lots of styles and colors to choose from.

1. Coral Votive Holder ($19.95).

2. Gold Buddha Votive Holder ($9.95).

3. Mariposa Pillar Holders- Aquamarine ($12.95 - $14.95).

Friday, May 20, 2011

Dana Delany Defies Facial Gravity With NuSkin Line

Dana Delaney, star of ABC's 'Body of Proof,' looks very youthful at 55-years-old. We searched for an outdoor photo which will always show signs of aging, and darn it, she looks great!

So, what's her beauty secret?

According to what the auburn-haired lovely told People magazine, it's all about loyalty to one skin care system:


"I've been using a skin care line called NuSkin for 20 years," Dana says. "It's like a pyramid thing. I'm a distributor, and I just distribute it to myself."

The Nu Skin line of products is ONLY sold online. But you can always shop around for cheaper pricing. And Ebay always has some NuSkin items up for bid.

NuSkin offers a wide variety of skin care treatments. One of their popular programs is the, '180 Anti-Aging Skin Therapy System.'. The company says this advanced system, "enhances your skin's natural cell renewal rate and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."

Good eating and exercise habits also play a key role in maintaining Dana Delaney's remarkable appearance. The actress enjoys a healthy diet of mostly "fish and vegetables". Plus, she's a yoga enthusiast--working out 5 days a week.

"I just learned that my 'Body of Proof' role was written for a 35-year-old, but they offered it to me."

Now, that's a compliment.

Learn more about NuSkin here.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Maria Shriver Stands Tall And Lets Her Incredible Hair Do The Talking

Maria Shriver has always carried herself with dignity and grace. And once again, showed that tough-as-nails Kennedy spirit when she appeared on Oprah Winfrey's farewell show in Chicago on Tuesday. That's the same day it was revealed that her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, had fathered a secret child more than 10 years ago with a member of their household staff.

Not an easy week for Maria, the mother of two daughters and two sons.

But on a totally different note, we will say, that we are obsessed with Maria Shriver's stunning locks. And while the going gets tough, Maria has stood tall, through it all, and her hair has certainly stood the test of time.

It's obvious that the talented author, news journalist and speaker, has naturally curly hair. Check out the photos. On May 10th, Maria is wearing her sun-kissed light brunette hair sleek with some waves. And on Tuesday at Oprah's star-studded farewell taping,the 55-year-old beauty is rocking some big, wild curls.

Yes.....incredible hair at 55. Full. Shiny, and with a healthy bounce.

What are Maria Shriver's best hair tips?!

Wish we knew. We are surprised, after all these years of seeing this talented woman, that no one ever asked her, what styling products she uses on her hair. Trust us, there is no shame in asking a famous person how they maintain their beautiful hair, skin, figure, etc.

Meantime, here are some healthy hair tips by celebrity stylist Ted Gibson:

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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Scarves Look Chic In Spring/Summer: Jessica Alba Fave Trend

A scarf in spring/summer?! Are you crazy?

No, we're not. And we love this timeless, chic trend. Just look at Jessica Alba. She must own at least 2 dozen scarves and shawls. Whenever the celebrity beauty hits the streets, she's almost always seen wrapped in one. And Jessica looks gorgeous.

We're not talking about wearing a heavy, woolen scarf/shawl in the dog days of summer. There are so many lightweight scarves to choose from, and in delicate, whisper-soft fabrics like silk, polyester, visose, linen, and more.

Often, you will catch Jessica Alba, wearing a pretty patterned wrap over a simple, white tee or white tank. This casual white tee look gets an extra shot of style, once you wrap yourself in a spring/summer scarf.

And a scarf or shawl can serve several purposes, even at the beach. When a strong ocean breeze kicks in, you can cover your shoulders. Or you can wrap your bikini bottom with one and make an instant sarong, a look that the Kardashian sisters have made very popular.

We found a great website called, Affordable Scarves. And trust us, they have tons of scarves and shawls in every color, pattern, and fabric. And at the moment, Affordable Scarves is having a 15% off SALE.

For under $20, you can pick up a beautiful scarf, and there are many others there for much less.

If you haven't thought about wearing a scarf this spring or summer, look at Jessica Alba, and try one on.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Maybelline Does It 24/7 With New Long Lasting Lippie

A 24-hour long lasting lipcolor?!

Okay, maybe the good folks at Maybelline might be stretching the truth here, just a bit, but what woman isn't intrigued by the thought?

So, let's take a closer look at Maybelline's new SuperStay 24 Color ($7.50, at drugstores). The product consists of a 2-step beauty plan. Apply the lip stain first. Let it dry completely (2 minutes, says Maybelline). And then put on the lip balm. There, beautiful, lush lips that last and last.

We love that SuperStay 24 Color comes in 30 shades. Talk about variety. And the pigment is rich, so choose carefully. You might not want something as vivid as Cherry, shown above.

Let's be frank here....If you think you are going to apply the stain, and one swipe of the balm, and reap the 24-hour beauty benefits, well, you might be disappointed. You will have to re-apply the balm throughout the day, afternoon, and evening, to keep lips moist and color fresh.

Still, it's a good beauty buy at just $7.50, because the lip color will hang in there for a long time. And the pretty stain you get, will stay on your lips and not transfer to glasses and utensils, etc.

Just one important tip-----If you have very dry or cracked lips to begin with, then maybe Maybelline's SuperStay 24 Lip Color is not for you. Lip stains, in general, can be quite drying, even with the balm provided.

Maybelline has provided excellent step-by-step SuperStay Color video lessons here.

Monday, May 16, 2011

From Head To Toes: KIss My Face Peace Soap Cleans It All

Another Beauty Tip Today 'Budget Buy.'

And this 17 oz. bottle will cost you less than $10 bucks! Okay, $9.99, to be exact:

Kiss My Face Peace Soap, an all-natural, all-purpose castile soap.

You can shower with it, shampoo with it, wash your face with it, and even brush your teeth with it.......and let's go a few steps further.......use it as a laundry detergent, to clean the stove top, and the baby's diapers, all with Peace Soap.

We're not telling you to switch from your daily glycolic acid facial cleanser forever. But when you're on vacation, or you've run out of the expensive stuff, and you're in a bind, well, why not? And the scented cleansers come in lovely aromas like Lemongrass Clary Sage and Lavender Mandarin, and many more.

Kiss My Face Peace Soap is all-natural, so that's a plus right there. And the Kiss My Face company sells tons of wonderful products for face, body, hands, etc.

Click here for details.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

UK Debuts Its Own Amazing Wrinkle Filler: Nip & Fab

Just yesterday, here at Beauty Tip Today, we were raving about an amazing wrinkle filler called, Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler by Kiehl's.

And today----we are raving about what British beauties are raving about----their own incredible wrinkle filler called, Nip+Fab Frown Fix. The anti-aging line filler is already SOLD OUT! Apparently, this Nip+Fab stuff can perform near miracles when it comes to rejuvenating the skin. And once again, no sting of the needle, ladies.

When the the UK wrinkle cream debuted at Boots stores there last week, long lines snaked out the doors, and the Botox-like Frown Fix quickly sold out. And now there is a waiting list of some 8,000, and counting.

We found this interesting article online at the UK's Daily Mail:

"The cream, which the company says is 'clinically proven' to reduce lines and wrinkles by up to 50 per cent, contains Grant X, a natural alternative to Botox.

While the cream was initially designed as a wrinkle filler - to sit in expression lines and minimise their appearance like a posh Pollyfilla - users found the cream had a cumulative line-reducing effect, with fine lines and wrinkles being significantly reduced over time.

The product is said to work thanks to muscle relaxing properties, collagen synthesis stimulation, and a light-diffusing action that hides and softens wrinkles."

By the way, a tube of Nip+Fab Frown Fix costs 10.25 in British Pounds or $16.67 in US Dollars. Not a bad price.

Check out Ebay.....there are some Nip+Fab Frown Fix boxes already for sale. You'll have to pay about double and even more for a tube, but at least you can experience this breakthrough beauty treatment ASAP.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Kiehl's Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler: Like Hyaluronic Acid Without The Needle

Hmmm. Hyaluronic Acid in a tube....minus the sting of the needle, over and over again?!

Now we're listening.

The well-respected skin care people at Kiehl's, claim their new Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler does just that----plump and smooth away the signs of aging. The small crazy glue-like tube will cost you $39, but hold on. The stuff is pretty remarkable.

You've heard of the very popular dermal fillers, Restylane and Juvederm. Both contain Hyaluronic Acid, which naturally exists in the body. It lubricates your joints and is in your skin and eyes. But as we age, less and less of the acid is produced.

Of course, you need to be stung by a needle to receive Hyaluronic Acid to instantly smooth away wrinkles or add volume to the face. Plus, it isn't free. Here in the U.S., the average cost of Restylane/Juverderm per treatment is between $500-$800; and treatment results typically last 6-12 months.

So, maybe a $39 tube of Kiehl's Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler is a good little beauty treatment to try. And it's easy. It's just like a primer, in that it acts like spackle---smoothing over rough edges to create an even, clean surface. And it dries in less than 30 seconds.

And Kiehl's DOES contain the precious Hyaluronic Acid in a fragmented form of sodium hyaluronate "filling spheres". You are getting a better skin texture that improves over time. And your fine lines and wrinkles look softer with each 'dose' of the Kiehl's wrinkle filler.

If anything, this stuff is a super base for makeup. And you don't have to feel the ouch of the needle.

Details at Kiehl's.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Dr. Scholl's Foldable Fast Flats Perfect When 6-Inch Heels Give Out

If you've been to Bergdorf Goodman's heaven-on-earth Shoe Salon lately, then you know that sky-high heels are here to stay.....5-inch and 6-inch heels are hotter than ever. Just ask celebrity cutie Kelly Ripa who teeters on sexy, 6-inch stilettos almost daily on 'Regis and Kelly.'

Sure, the higher the heel, the slimmer and taller you appear. Your legs look dynamite, and even your posture and the way you walk all improve.

But there comes a time when your feet just can't take it anymore, at least for the day. And that's where a pair of comfy flats really soothes your aching feet.

We picked up a pair of Dr. Scholl's 'For Her Fast Flats' at the drugstore last summer, when they first appeared on store shelves. For about $10, you get these cute black ballet, foldable flats that come in a zippered, gold wristlet that you can pop into your purse. And when your toes are screaming for mercy, you just pop them on.

The fast flats are not the most glam thing you'll ever slip into, but they are stretchy and comfortable, and can go the distance when your sky-high stilettos cannot.

Hey, it's always wise to be prepared and these little foldable fast flats travel nicely and can always be used in a flash.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Chin Implants Can Make A Big Difference In Facial Balance: Did She Or Didn't She?

There's been lots of chatter about celebrity chin implants, ever since reality star Bristol Palin showed up at a red carpet event with a new, sleek, sculpted chin. The daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has recently admitted, that she, in fact, had surgery, but not the plastic kind.

Bristol Palin says she had jaw surgeryto repair misalignment with her teeth. Read yesterday's BeautyTipToday article below, for the complete story.

Plastic surgery experts are also putting in their two cents, and claim the pretty, 20-year-old mom of 2-year-old Tripp had cosmetic work done, including a chin implant.

So, let's look at this popular procedure that is actually a simple and safe surgery, and can really make a difference in facial balance. Chelsea Clinton appears to have also had chin implant surgery a few years ago. But we cannot confirm or prove this. But we will say, that both Chelsea and Britsol look great with their 'alleged' chin implants.

We did a little research and found an expert, Dr. David Mabrie in San Francisco. We learned that chin implant surgery takes place in a hospital setting, and takes between 1 hour and 1 1/2 hours to do.

After deciding by computer imaging what size implant to use to bring better harmony to one's facial features, the process is straightforward:

"Dr. Mabrie performs chin augmentation with a small incision under the chin instead of using an incision inside the mouth because it decreases the risk of infection. The implant is placed and secured with a few stitches."

And he outlines the recovery process below:

Chin Augmentation Recovery.
Bandages: 2-4 days
Suture Removal: 5-7 days
Restaurant Ready*: 7-10 days
75%: 3-4 weeks
100%: 2-3 months
(*Restaurant ready means you are ready to debut the new you!)

To check out Dr. David Mabrie's chin implant surgery details, click here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Keep Your (New)Chin Up, Bristol: You Look Amazing

Okay....if you haven't heard about or seen the new Bristol Palin, watch out! We're not sure you'd even recognize her right away.

Ever since the reality star and daughter to former Gov. Sarah Palin stepped out recently at a red carpet event, tongues began wagging, and haven't stopped since. There was talk about Bristol dropping a significant amount of weight, and getting a darker, new hair color with most likely, hair extensions. But it was much more than that.

It was her sculpted chin. Gone was the pretty, round-faced, full-cheeked gal, and here arrived a more glamorous, well-defined set of features on a mature young woman.

So, come to find out....it WAS more than a makeup,hair color make-over. Bristol Palin admits, it was surgery. And experts are claiming it was plastic surgery:

"I had corrective jaw surgery," Palin told Us Weekly. "Yes, it improved the way I look, but this surgery was necessary for medical reasons ... so my jaw and my teeth could properly realign ... I don't obsess over my face."

Bristol is only 20-years-old. Should that make a difference? And exactly what does corrective jaw surgerymean? Did she really have a chin implant, a nose job, brow lift, or mini facelift, too?

Who's to say. Bristol Palin will be starring in her own forthcoming reality show alongside her Dancing with the Stars friend, Kyle Massey on the Bio channel. And 2-year-old son, Tripp will also share the TV spotlight.

The question begs-----Was Bristol Palin advised to drop lbs. and get some plastic surgery BEFORE getting her new reality show? Or did she, herself, feel the pressure that so many young women like Bristol feel, in measuring up to Hollywood standards?

We think Bristol Palin was pretty BEFORE the surgery. But we also think she looks amazing AFTER the surgery. And if her round face and chubby cheeks really bothered her before, then we can understand her desire for a self-esteem boost.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

How To Get High Rosy Celebrity Cheekbones With Rose de Rose Highlighter

Ladies....are you envious of those high, seemingly perfect cheekbones with the seemingly perfect blushing glow on celebrity after celebrity? Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Kim Kardashian, Kate Bosworth, Penelope Cruz......

Sure, most Hollywood beauties invest in an incredible makeup artist, but there are tricks and technqiues that you can follow, too, for that red carpet luminosity.

So, let's take a look at one, little beauty product that might cost a bit more than the rest, but that promises to give you a flush, like no other.

We are talking about a highlighter from makeup 'By Terry.' The artist, Terry de Gunzberg, once worked for Yves St. Laurent in makeup design. And what we adore about her cosmetics line is the concept of bringing out the luminosity of the skin. That's where her 'magic' highlighter comes into play. The product that will give you those rosy, plump cheeks is called, By Terry Rose de Rose Sheer Liquid Highlighter ($54, at barneys.com. It's available in Amber Rose, Fresh, and Coral.

The texture of this liquid highlighter is amazing. It's a micro-gel formula that smooths your complexion and adds a wonderful luminous flush.

Simply, apply the rosy highlighter to cheekbones, and then add your own blush to the apples of your cheeks. And you WILL see a captivating warmth and definition to your bone structure.

It isn't always easy trying to imitate the brilliant work of a professional makeup artist, but when it comes to blush, that is one beauty product that adds instant warmth and depth to the face, even when you are keeping your makeup to the minimum.

Don't be afraid of putting on highlighter/blush. Every woman looks lovely wearing some.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Beauty Tip Today: Lovely Lace Cami----2 for Just $12!

Here's our Beauty Tip Today 'Deal of the Day'------a lovely lace cami, just $7.80 for one, or 2 for just $12!

We found these comfy cotton/spandex, lace-edged camisoles from Wet Seal in a rainbow of pretty colors, along in some neutral shades, too.

A cotton camisole is a beautiful basic and you should have a few in your wardobe.


That's easy. It's a super, layering piece. You can wear it under a blazer, under a sweater, as a top alone, or even to sleep in. And anything with lace is really hot this season, and adds a bit of femininity to your style. More importantly....you CAN'T beat this price. We paid close to $40 a few months ago, for a lace-trimmed cami, and it wasn't half as cute as Wet Seal's.

We like these Big Lace Camis from Wet Seal, because they aren't too short, but actually fit like a tunic and cover the butt. The camis also come with adjustable straps and measure 30" from shoulder to hemline. Length may vary by size.

Check them out here.

Just a reminder----Wet Seal runs in junior sizes. But these cute, lace camis come in S, M, L, and XL. So be sure to go up a size if you wear a Misses.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Want Knock-Out Skin And Hair? Try Laila Ali's New Line

Boxing beauty Laila Ali has just debuted her own skin care and hair care lines, called Laila Ali Derm Essentials and Laila Ali Professionals.

The beauty products are all made of 100 percent organic materials and specifically created for women of color. Prices will range from $10-$18, and will be on shelves at CVS, Target, and Walmart this fall.

In the meantime, we found Laila's new lines already available online, at perfume-worldwide.

Laila has introduced some nice skin care products, like age defying cream, daily exfoliating facial wash, and tone balancing fade cream.

And she also has some excellent hair care items in her corner, including shampoos, scalp conditioners, and some nourishing hair relaxers. The product sizes are generous, too. You really feel like you're getting your money's worth.

Laila Ali is also set to debut two signature fragrances soon.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

From Head To Toe: Women Want To Know What Princess Kate Is Wearing

Poor Kate Middleton. The newlywed Princess-to-be can't even go grocery shopping without a ton of cameras focused on her every move and every outfit she puts on.

From head to toe, women are dying to know what she's wearing, and more importantly, 'who' she's wearing.

And at the moment, it's all about Kate's princess feet.

Kate Middleton adores ballet flats, and was photographed in a cute pair by London Sole Shoes, while out buying food and staples on Wednesday.

These brown croc patent ballet flats cost $165, and are in the Pirouette style.

Kate also fancies the Henrietta ballet flats, which you can check out at luxe London Sole.

Princess Kate is keeping her daytime look right------simple and sleek, and apparently, taking a page right out of the supermodel Cindy Crawford handbook:

1. Jeans 'that make your butt look good,'
2. And Ballet Flats. Stylish and comfortable, and these classic shoes go with everything, Cindy

By the way, we have learned that the late Princess Diana was also a frequent shopper at London Sole. Kate is following in some very stylish footsteps.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Colorful Beaded Bracelets Perfect Arm Candy For Spring/Summer 2011

Love, love, love bracelets!

Sometimes, all you need is one bold or colorful piece of arm candy, to make a major fashion statement.

And it's good to know that bracelets that are beaded, brightly hued, with rhinestones, crystals, metal and more, all looking like elegant arts and crafts items, are a hot trend for spring/summer 2011.

Maybe you aren't into the strong color block boldness for clothing this spring. But a gorgeous notice-me bracelet like the one in the photo says a lot for your chic style.

Let's take a look. This one's from fantasyjewelrybox.com, called Nima's Coral Orange & Turquoise Beaded Indian Style Bracelet (reg. $54.95...now on SALE for $37.95). You save 31%! The beautiful bracelet is adorned with a 2 inch width, 7-8 inch length of colorful crystal stones, lucite stones, coral beads, and turquoise beads

What a sexy bracelet. And we are going to buy this one.

Just look around.......You will see lots and lots of colorful, beaded bracelets for those warmer days ahead. These crafty pieces have an exotic Bohemian edge to them. Why not try on a few, for that perfect arm candy!