Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dare To Tangerine Tango: It Color For Spring/Summer 2012

Let's be frank....Any shade of orange or red screams, "Look at me!"

And if you're a bit shy, well, you're going to have to get over it, because Tangerine Tango is the new 'IT' color for Spring/Summer 2012. The shade is described as radiant red-orange, and it has burst onto the scene in the worlds of beauty, fashion, and home design.

Says who?

The well-respected Pantone Color Institute.

"Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy."

The color of Tangerine Tango has been seen everywhere....on the runways, on the models, on handbags, shoes, tops, dresses, and as bold shades for lipstick, cheeks, and nails, etc.

Will you dare to Tangerine Tango?

Maybe you could try just one accessory in the fiery red-orange color, or in a pair of earrings, or just go for it, and settle on a Tangerine Tango-colored dress. You WILL get noticed.

We found a couple of beauty products featuring the 'It' shade for the year. Check these out next time you're shopping:

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Kook-a-Mango ($6, at drugstores).
Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti ($7, at drugstores).

Friday, March 30, 2012

Maybelline Showing Us Love With New Lots Of Lashes Mascara

We've said this before:

We are a mascara freak.

If there's one beauty product that does such incredible things to your eyes, it's the mascara. Period.

Please don't tell us that you DON'T wear mascara, because we will cry. You NEED mascara as part of your daily makeup routine.

Having said all that, it's time to talk lashes. Our favorite is always Blackest Black with any brand we try.

And today, we are re-visiting an old, loyal 'friend'----Great Lash by Maybelline. But this newer Great Lash is called, Lots Of Lashes ($5.19, at ULTA---
Buy 1, get 1 at 50% off!) And the beauty is in the heart-shaped pink grabber brush. This brush has so many little teeth to help reach every lash you've got, to help plump up the volume.

The Great Lash by Maybelline formula is still the same super product, just with a more intricate wand/brush. We've tried Lots Of Lashes and like it.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bronzer Made Easy With Tarte's Blush & Glow

Who doesn't want to apppear sun-kissed without the added sun damage that goes along with tanning.

If you want a little resort chic, you can get it now, and you don't have to head to a sandy beach paradise. You CAN fake it, and still show off a warm, healthy glow.

Our beauty weapon of the day?

Tarte Maracuja Blush & Glow Brightening Luminizer and Cheek Tint in Sunlight ($32, at Sephora). That sure is a long title for a pretty peach bronzer substitute. But you are getting a 2-in-1 beauty product---a blush tint and the higlighter or luminizer.

Just a few dabs on your cheeks, forehead, browbone, even on your lips for a soft, shimmery peach gleam that looks like you've spent some time on an exotic beach.

We like the Tarte tint/luminizer because it also contains maracuja oil from the rare Brazilian fruit. The oil is very nourishing with Vitamin C and essential fatty acids.

If you want to bathe your complexion in a shimmering, bronzy glow, this is the way to go. No tanning booth required.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Celebs Are Getting A Jump On The Jumpsuit Trend: Are You In?

*****Sorry we hadn't posted articles for the past few days. We suffered major computer snafus. But, so far, so good today!

The jumpsuit.

Oh, yeah...The trend is back, ladies! And you either love jumpsuits or despise them.

Apparently, Hollywood adores them, because we've seen a parade of style-savvy celebrities showing up in sexy onesies lately.

Here's the deal:
The jumpsuit is flattering on every gal's figure. As long as you get into the right style and cut of the jumpsuit, then you will look amazing.

We can prove this fact. Look at the celebrity jumpsuit photos. From curvy Kim Kardashian to very petite Kristen Chenoweth to tall Gwyneth Paltrow to super slim Rose Byrne, there really IS a jumpsuit for every woman.

Jumpsuits can hide a few imperfections like a bigger belly or heavier hips/thighs. And the jumpsuit allows everyone to look tall and lean with LONG legs. And who doesn't wish for that?!

We found a sexy jumpsuit at Forever21 that won't break your budget. This one isn't for the faint-of-heart, but it is following the black and sheer trend of the moment. And inexpensive at $24.80.

So, girls, are you ready to take the leap into the jumpsuit trend?

It's a sleek and slimming look. The only bad thing-----when you gotta go, well, you gotta practically remove the entire onesie just to do your business, if you get what we mean.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Milani Illuminating Face Powder: Super Drugstore Buy

Looking for some pretty and inexpensive gifts to toss into your beauty Easter basket?

Then, look no further than Milani cosmetics. The popular drugstore brand has introduced some glam, new products for Spring 2012. And our fave is the Milani Illuminating Face Powder ($9.49). Oh, so colorful and spring-like! Plus, it comes in 3 shades:

We like 1. Beauty's Touch. But there is also 2. Amber Nectar and 3. Hermosa Rose.

Each compact comes with a rose bouquet-embossed powder, ready to serve as a blush, bronzer, and/or highlighter. The colors give back a soft healthy glow, and are suitable for all skin types and skin tones. The face powder compact is so adorable, you might have second thoughts before swiping your blush brush across the lovely rose embossed powder.

If you can't find the Milani Illuminating Face Powder at your neighborhood drugstore, you can always shop at

Friday, March 23, 2012

Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott Can't Perform Without These Two Beauty Products

Hillary Scott, the lovely Lady Antebellum singer, busy with the Own the Night tour, loves doing her OWN makeup.

We find that refreshing and happy to hear. It seems like EVERY female star out there shows up pampered with a huge makeup/hair entourage. But not with this country singing beauty. And she always looks polished and modern.

Before EVERY show, she does her OWN makeup:

"It helps calm my jitters," Hillary told InStyle magazine recently.

And Hillary Scott's 2 favorite go-to beauty products include:

1. Amazing Cosmetics Powder Set ($27, at AmazingCosmetics).
"It makes everything waterproof, so I don't have to worry about my makeup sweating off."

2. Stila Long Wear Lip Color in Darling ($20, at ULTA).
"It's easier to pull off a berry lip color than a classic red. This stain has a chubby tip, so it's a cinch to apply.".

Great makeup tips, Hillary Scott!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

American Idol Contestant's Drastic Hair Cut: Would You Be So Brave?

Erika Van Pelt, you are one brave chick!

To go from long blond/auburn streaked hair to a super cropped jet-black do, takes a lot of guts. And to debut the new hair cut on live TV in front of millions of American Idol viewers, well, that's evencrazier.

"I knew I wanted to do something drastic with my hair," Erika told People magazine after the show. "I get this sense of liberation when I get my hair cut. It’s a stress reliever for me, to be honest." And new A.I. image consultant, fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, encouraged the contestant to change up her look.

Another plus for the fab singer: "It’s nice to feel my neck again."

Erika is not afraid of very short hair. "It’s actually been shorter than this before, so I wasn’t scared about that part," she said. "But I was sort of thinking what my fans would think and what would America think."

Talk about a healthy dose of self-confidence. We admire you, Erika Van Pelt.

We think that Erika looks pretty with either hair color and cut. The new jet-black do is quite edgy and sophisticated. It reminds us a lot of Kardashian mama Kris Jenner's cropped cut. Or on the music side, a bit like vintage Pat Benatar.

So, the question begs:

Would you be so brave to show off a totally different hair color and hair length to millions of people?

We already know our answer. We're such a baby. No way. We've been sitting here with our too short Rooney Mara bangs, and we're still freakin' out.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New L'Oreal EverCreme: Gentle Conditioner That Cleanses Like Shampoo

Bravo to the geniuses at L'Oreal for finally developing a very unique hair product!

It's about time someone created a conditioner that also acts like a shampoo that cleanses without stripping your hair's natural oils.

The no-shampoo shampoo is called EverCreme ($6.99, at drugstores and beauty boutiques like Ulta.

Ladies, are you ready to join the low-poo revolution?

Let's face it. Some of us shampoo the heck out of our scalps. And any professional stylist will warn you, that too much shampooing can dry your hair out with the harsh sulfates that are often present as you lather. That in turn, can lead to friction which can cause breakage.

L'Oreal's first-ever Cleansing Conditioner is made up of 1 part cleanser to 3 parts conditioner. It smells like yummy vanilla and it's simple to use:

Apply to wet hair and massage into a low lather. Leave in 1-2 minutes. Rinse. No need to use a separate conditioner.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

DWTS' Maria Menounos Stays Slim Doing Cha Cha Cha Along With This

TV personality Maria Menouonos is having a blast on Dancing with the Stars. Last night, the bubbly entertainment reporter teamed up with partner Derek Hough and wowed the audience with the energetic Cha Cha Cha.

Not only were we impressed with Maria's skill on the dance floor, but more amazed with her super fit, toned body.

After watching so many scrawny-looking celebrities on the red carpet, it's refreshing to see a healthy, curvy girl living in Hollywood.

According to Maria Menounos' book, 'The EveryGirl's Guide to Life,' balance is something we all strive for in such a fast-paced way of 24/7.

We find our Greek sister to be down-to-earth with a good head on her shoulders. And we like Maria Menounos because she doesn't pretend to be someone else. The 33-year-old beauty stays fit without a trainer and often does her own hair and makeup for red carpet events.

Of course, dancing is wonderful exercise, and all that Cha Cha Cha-ing will melt away the fat. But diet is also key, and she credits Greek yogurt with keeping her slim and trim:

"I love grabbing a Greek yogurt; it's a convenient, fat-free snack, plus there's 14 to 17 grams of protein in every cup. It's especially great before or after a workout," Maria says.

And she's right----Greek yogurt is all the rage these days. So, we examined an excellent one by Stonyfield Farm, called Oikos.

"Greek yogurt has an incredibly rich and creamy texture, about twice the protein of regular yogurt, less lactose, and fewer carbs. So it’s no wonder Greek is flying off the shelves. Our Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt has 0% fat and just 80 calories per serving.* Because it’s organic, Oikos is also better for the earth. And we think it's better for you too.".

Greek yogurt, is indeed, rich and creamy, a very filling food for those who want a delicious snack that keeps them long and lean.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Celebs Are Into Big Blunt Bangs Trend: Good Or Bad?

Fringe benefits.

We're talking about bangs, of course. It's a look that never really goes out of style, but there are bangs trends, and it appears that we are headed in that direction once again.

Elle magazine is calling blunt bangs, "spring's hottest accessory for long hairstyles."

We've been a blunt bangs lover for years. We recently went to a new salon for a new set of blunt beauties and came back with a big disappointment.

Instead of simple, curved bangs, we ended up with razored, edgy bangs. Yuck! In our defense, we never saw the razor coming.

Our humble advice....Please be blunt about the bangs you want.

Quite a few celebrities have jumped on the blunt bangs bandwagon, including Jessica Biel, Rose Byrne, and Rooney Mara. Check out the photos.

As you can plainly see, no set of blunt bangs is the same. Rose Byrne is sporting a sleek side part with very full bangs. Newly engaged Jessica Biel is showing off thick fringe that curve around those killer cheekbones of hers. And Rooney Mara appears like a modern day Audrey Hepburn with her super short, dark edgy bangs.

The pros of wearing bangs:

1. You look younger.
2. Your eyes look larger.
3. You can cover up forehead wrinkles.
4. Your brows even appear fuller against the fringe.
5. You can increase or decrease the width/length of your face, depending on the shape of your bangs

The cons of wearing bangs:

1. The maintenance---Bangs start growing out very quickly, within 2-3 weeks.
2. Back and forth trips to the stylist to keep the perfect length.
3. Trying to cut bangs yourself....not always as easy as it looks.

Will you try the big blunt bangs trend this Spring? Is it good or bad?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Steamed Up With Ironing Board Hassles? Try This Quick Fix


It's a tedious fact of life for most of us. We have to descend 2 staircases before we can get to ours.

Maybe there's a better solution. At least when it comes to a few wrinkled garments, a lightweight steamer is the way to go. We never believed our friend who begged us to invest in one, but now we know why.

A little steamer can make your life a whole lot easier. We found an adorable one in Rowenta Ultrasteam Handheld Fabric Steamer. Just $30 at BedBathAndBeyond!

How cute is this little fashion-help-me gadget?!

In about 2 quick minutes, your wrinkled mess can be all ironed out. The Rowenta is a great travel companion with dual voltage capabilities for near and far. Plus, the l'il steamer features push-button activation for a continuous flow of steam.

The Rowenta Ultrasteam Handheld Fabric Steamer can smooth out wrinkles from your favorite white blouse to your expensive cashmere sweater. Every gal should have one sitting in her closet ready to go.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Runway Trend For Spring 2012: New Looped Ponytail

Tres elegant!

That's exactly what we think about the new ponytail for Spring 2012.

If you're all thumbs when it comes to fashioning chignons, high braided buns, and so on, then this chic pony is for you. Not much salon talent required. All you need is a little length, and you're ready to get in on the latest hair trend.

The Carolina Herrera runway showed off these wonderful looped ponytails. Not complicated, but very polished and refined. Nothing teen-bopper about this new ponytail.

Celebrity stylist Orlando Pita tells Harper's Bazaar that the look is "young and fresh."

Orlando pulled the hair into a ponytail at the nape of the neck and tucked the tail under into an elastic. Then he topped off the style with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray ($21, at for shine and hold.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Extreme Laser Hair Removal: Would You Zap It All Like Kim K?

Today, we are looking at laser hair removal, because we just caught the April InStyle mag article about reality star Kim Kardashian. And the whole idea intrigues us.

Kim K was asked this:

InStyle: "Is it true you lasered your entire body, including your hairline?"

Kim K: "Yes! I'm Armenian-we're hairy. I had, like, 2 inches of baby hair around my hairline. It was out of control. When I slicked my hair into a ponytail, I'd have so much hair on the back of my neck."

We can sort of relate. We have er, hairy arms.

Okay, we said it. And we, too, are Mediterranean. We are of Greek heritage. And no, we have not lasered our arm hairs, but--maybe that's not a bad idea. At the moment, we bleach our arm hairs with Jolen. Kim Kardashian uses the at-home Tria Hair Removal Laser ($395) to "touch up legs and arms," when she can't get in for a laser session, she tells InStyle.

We also want to add, that the striking beauty is being sued by the Tria Beauty company, Radiancy, for making some alleged misleading statements. See, Kim K has been a Tria spokesperson. And a few months ago, she was reportedly sending the wrong message:

Radiancy claimed although TRIA has stated its hair remover gadget is unsafe for the face, head, ears, neck, nipples, genitals or anus, Kim K allegedly said on national television, that she's using TRIA on her entire body.

Meantime....laser hair removal can do some wonderful things in just a few laser sessions at the doctor's office. One of these is a smooth, well-groomed hairline. Kim Kardashian claims she used to wax her forehead up until about 2 years ago. In 2010, she was showing off a higher, more polished new hairline. Check out the before photo 2007 and the after photo 2012(with braided bun).

Laser hair removal is safe and effective. Most people need an average of 4-6 treatments, at about 4-8 week intervals. The hair removal is permanent.

Some critics have been saying that Kim K DID have a little laser hair removal, but that she ALSO probably had a brow lift, because the forehead is considerably 'higher.'

Not sure about that. We're not even going there. We do think Kim's hairline looks pretty and polished.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cult Favorite: Freeze It Hairspray With Amazing Shine

Okay, so we are a hairspray freak. Well, maybe not that bad, but we do use hairspray EVERY day. And if it ain't aerosol, we don't even bother.

It took us a long time to discover this beauty cult favorite:

Freeze It Hairspray. The collection features a nice variety of "all-weather, high performance hairsprays delivering volume, bounce, and 24-hour shine with Optical Brighteners."

Hmmm. Optical Brighteners. Not sure exactly what those are, but we will say that Freeze It REALLY makes your hair shiny! And that's a plus for all the crazy things we do to our locks day in and day out.

Our cult fave is the Freeze It Mega Freeze Hairspray. Love it! This styling product really forces your mane to stay put and turns up the high-wattage. And it comes in a big 11.6 oz. can---lasts a long time. We found a 2-pack of Freeze It Mega Freeze in the big cans for just $7.94 online at Walmart!

To view the entire product range, visit them at

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Think Green (Emerald) Earrings For Major Events This Spring

Ever since Angelina Jolie wowed everyone on the 2009 Oscar red carpet with HUGE, REAL emerald danglers, well, green is the shade that makes your entire look pop!

Taylor Swift rocked some green with her shiny gold Reem Acra gown back in December, while The Help's Jessica Chastain took everyone's breath away with her own big green danglers during awards season in February.

And emerald earrings remain a hot trend this Spring. Our advice---if you have a very important event to attend in the coming months, put on a pair. And by the way, the emerald earrings don't have to be genuine.

We found 2 pairs of super cute green (faux emerald) earrings at Forever21. And the prices are rock bottom. Each pair just $5.80!

Long Beaded Teardrop Earrings.

Marble Fringed Earrings.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

What To Do With Split Ends? Ask Jennifer Aniston

Are you dealing with trichoptilosis?!

That's the fancy medical term for having split ends.

Okay, we plead guilty, and we are certain that most women DO have a few split ends on their beautiful heads of hair. Jennifer Aniston has admitted to having them. She---with one of the best manes in Hollywood?! We'll get to her in a moment.

Back when we were in our late teens, we would find some split ends and start, well, splitting the strands apart. Whee! What a dopey thing to do.

So, exactly what are split ends? It's not too complicated to figure out. Basically, a single hair splits into 2 or more strands. That also signifies that your locks are damaged, resulting in dry ends of hair.

Rough combing/brushing, too many hairstyling heating tools, and even aggressively towel-drying your locks can all cause split ends.

The best solution?

Trim. Trim. And trim. That's exactly what a professional hairstylist would tell you. Sure, there are tons of expensive serums and creams that promise to get rid of your split ends permanently, but that cannot really happen. Split ends can't be glued together. The best these special serums can do is smooth down the strands, so the cuticles of the hairs don't appear so roughed-up.

Maybe that's why Jennifer Aniston is always playing with her hair. The Wanderlust actress recently told InStyle magazine that she had the 'weird tic' of keeping scissors in her car’s glove compartment to trim split ends.

Jennifer cuts her own hair every 5-6 weeks, especially if she has an important event she has to be at. Her celebrity stylist Chris McMillan is always reminding Jennifer that she doesn't know what she's doing when she picks up a pair of scissors.

Well, whatever Jennifer Aniston is doing or nor doing to her hair, it looks great!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Dr. Brandt Introduces New Wrinkle Serums Packed With Retinol

The magic of retinol.

Ever wonder why many skin care companies feature this key wrinkle-fighting ingredient?

It's rather simple. Retinol helps the skin generate new cells and produce more collagen. The old cells come up to the surface and exfoliate, leaving behind a more radiant complexion.

And of course, you don't need a prescription for retinol, which is related to its expensive Rx cousin Retin-A. But both do a very good job of maintaining healthy, younger-looking skin because of their Vitamin A derivatives.

When searching for a retinol skin care product, you want to pick one that packs a retinol punch. And celebrity dermatologist Frederic Brandt has introduced a new wrinkle-fighting duo, with a night serum containing the highest level of retinol available over-the-counter.

Glow by Dr. Brandt....Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme ($65, at Dr. Brandt Skin Care. The nourishing formula has unique light-reflecting particles that help minimize fine lines and wrinkles, giving off a nice sheen to the complexion.

Glow by Dr. Brandt....Overnight Resurfacing Serum ($85, at Dr. Brandt Skin Care. A whopping 2% active retinol time-release complex is featured. That's pretty big--compared to a 1% retinol formula we thought was the most potent. And this serum delivers better tone and texture and younger-looking skin.

If this is too steep of a beauty investment for you, the company also offers Dr. Brandt Glow by Dr. Brandt Introductory Kit for $65.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Wet N Wild Goes Jumbo With Juicy Tinted Lip Balm

You all remember those Lip Smacker days.....Well, Wet n Wild has taken the lip balm into the next generation. And the tubes look so colorful for Spring. Thought we'd look that we've all sprung ahead with the clocks.

Say hello to Wet n Wild Juicy Lip Balm SPF 15 ($2.99, at drugstores)!

We love the Red Raspberry balm. Yumm-o! It's jumbo-sized, so you really can't lose this beauty balm, even in the deepest handbag you're toting around.

You get a lovely sheer tint of color. Nothing heavy, greasy or sticky. Plus, you gotta love the sun protection factor of 15 in every big girl tube.

There's also Strawberry. Cherry. And Watermelon, too.

You can never have enough moisturizing lip balms. And Wet n Wild is always thinking ahead.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Curly-Haired Girls' Biggest Nightmare: Frizz!!


We've never met anyone yet, who likes frizz. There's nothing pretty about it.

And yet, we all seem to suffer from it at some point. Take a look at the top of your head, and by the ears and around the forehead. That is where frizz frequently happens----when locks become dry and brittle and snap off, leaving these short ends of hair. Frizz can occur from over-use of styling tools, harshly combing or brushing, etc.

If you have curly hair, you delicate dears, then you fight frizz often. And if you live in a humid climate, well, you need some major frizz control.

That's why we've called in the Frizz Police. Hair experts like legendary stylist Frederic Fekkai, know how to deal with curls that fall and refuse to bounce. This handsome stylist-to-the-stars has developed an amazing cream that breathes life back into frizzed-out locks:

Fekkai Pefectly Luscious Curls Curl Shaper Cream ($25, at Nordstrom's).

The cream contains grape seed extract which smooths down frizz and adds a big, nourishing spring to curls, ringlets and waves. Just apply to towel-dried hair and shape curls with fingers or a diffuser.

Frederic Fekkai has been around many a famous head in his time. He understands everything hair-related, and is quite a hair genius. So, we would trust plunking down $25 for a styling product from his Luscious Curls Collection.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Time To Lighten Up: Lovely Lilac Nails By Essie For Spring


It's a hot beauty color for Spring 2012. Maybe you just can't wear lilac on your lips. Some women say it makes their teeth look less white. And others just don't like a pastel shade framing their smile.

Okay, we get that. But how about lovely lilac nails?

This is a no-brainer. We've found the perfect pale lilac for your next manicure or pedicure, just in time for, er....Easter. Well, not just for the holiday. It's refreshing to get away from all the super dark manis you've been sporting all winter long.

We adore a lilac mani. It looks like a warm spring welcome, and by the way, the first day of Spring 2012 arrives on March 20th. So, let's take a closer look:

It's called, Essie Nail Polish in To Buy or Not to Buy ($8, at Nordstrom's. The great news, this lilac lacquer is not milky-looking. Instead, it's a pretty sheer polish with fab flecks of iridescent shimmer. Really nice!

Gotta love Essie Nail Polish. It's all about the chip-resistant formula. And if this lilac shade of To Buy or Not to Buy isn't enough for you, check out the other 6 Essie colors in the lavender family:

Funny Face
Looking for Love
Main Squeeze
Neo Whimsical
St. Lucia Lilac

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ivanka Trump Shoes: Ladylike And Refined With a Modern Edge

We want to dislike Ivanka Trump, but we can't. The woman is polite, intelligent, pretty, super rich, and seems to hit every note just right in all her endeavors---- from the boardroom of Daddy Trump's Apprentice show to her fine jewelry collection, and especially to her lovely footwear and new clothing line.

We adore Ivanka Trump shoes! We think the footwear is sexy and sophisticated and budget-friendly. And we've been seeing her shoes in lots of magazines and catalogues. Here's a peek from Boston Proper.

Check out those patent leather criss-cross straps and the adorable faux python accents on the 4 inch heel and ankle buckle! By Ivanka Trump ($135, at Sizes 5 1/2 - 10.

The Ivanka Trump line features a variety of footwear, including classic pumps for under $80.

Okay, so it's still winter, and we have yet to change the clocks and spring ahead, but we're ready! It would be nice to acquire the NYC socialite's life, if only down at our feet.

You can find Ivanka Footwear at a number of stores, including Nordstrom's, Macy's, and

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Daily Peel By Exuviance: Smoother Skin--No Downtime

We've all heard of the lunchtime peel.

And now, the NeoStrata skin care experts have taken it one step further:

Say hello to the Exuviance Daily Antioxidant Peel CA10 ($65, 36 single-use pads, at ULTA).

What a brilliant beauty concept. With just a few swipes of a single pad every morning, you can watch your complexion glow, become smoother, and develop a better tone and texture.

It's all done quickly without the irritation, redness and burning that often comes with chemical peels. Exuviance Daily Antioxidant CA10 is making the peel a simple beauty task, so you can wipe a single-use pad over your cleansed face, massage in any remaining fluid, and top it off with your moisturizer. And you're good to go! No waiting around and no rinsing and neutralizing the peel away. No downtime. Period.

And you still reap the benefits of an Alpha Hydroxy Acid peel. You get excellent exfoliation and super antioxidant protection all in a single pad, one-step leave-on peel process. The magic is in the strong 10% Citric Acid formula.

We like to think we are seasoned peelers. We find that chemical peels DO deliver softer, smoother skin. Rejuvenating the complexion requires exfoliation, and peeling gives you that key step in the beauty routine.

The NeoStrata company has always shared their newest skin care products with BeautyTipToday. And we can honestly say that we trust the NeoStrata experts and their scientifically advanced formulas. Definitely worth the purchase every time.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Model Angela Lindvall Keeps Skin Care Regimen On The Natural Side

Model Angela Lindvall.

You've seen her in tons of magazine ads, and she's currently the Project Runway All Stars host.

We've learned that the blonde beauty likes to know what's in her beauty products before she buys them. Angela shuns chemicals and other ingredients that can do more harm than good. She likes it to be organic---clean and simple when it comes to skin care:

"My mother turned me on to natural products at a very young age," Angela tells OK magazine.

The 33-year-old model was a happy tomboy growing up in Missouri, where beauty and style were just not that high on her list of life:

"I loved to catch insects and frogs, run around barefoot, and play in the creek. I didn't know a thing about fashion nor did I care to."

Angela tells OK that these are some of her favorite natural skin care products:

Amazon Rain Crystal Exfoliator ($48, at

Argan Oil by Josie Maran ($48, at

Skin Food by Weleda ($18, at

Monday, March 5, 2012

Denise Richards Builds Big Hair With New Styling Products Line

Lots and lots of long, shiny, healthy hair.

Not everyone's been blessed with it, but it appears that reality star Denise Richards was born with it.

For a number of years now, we have admired the gorgeous mane that sits on Denise Richard's head. She always stood out in a crowd with her super long, voluminous hair, even when extensions had not been made popular yet. And we are about 99% certain, that her locks are the REAL thing. No hair extensions for this pretty celebrity.

So, what's Denise's secret?

Maybe now we can all learn a hair tip or two, because Denise Richard's has launched her own hair care line with stylist-to-the-stars Cristophe. It's called, Denise Richards Volume Extend by Cristophe. Products in the collection start at $15 and include shampoo, conditioner and 3 styling aids.

Back in January, Denise told her fans about her plans:

"I’ve been hard at work on this project for the past few months and I am so excited to share it with you," Denise Richards wrote on her blog. "I teamed up with hairstyling guru Cristophe to create The Denise Richards Volume Extend hair care line, which strengthens and protects hair from the damage continuous styling can cause, boosting the hair’s health and volume."

At the moment, the Denise Richards Volume Extend line is available at

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fabulous Fergie Goes Global As Wet n Wild's Beauty Ambassador

Wet n Wild makeup.

Gotta love it, and if you say you've never tried some, you're lying!

We've written about Wet n Wild cosmetics several times before, here at BeautyTipToday, and with good reason---the makeup is a budget buy and the product line is very well-made.

Just ask Fergie. The sexy singer has been named as Wet n Wild's new Global Beauty Ambassador! And we think this is a perfect appointment. The talented, glam Fergie loves playing around with makeup and putting on new trends. And she, too, raves about the cosmetics drugstore giant:

"The brand delivers amazing palettes, unquestionable quality and is incredibly affordable."

One of our favorite products is the Wet n Wild H2O Proof Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Ultra Black ($3.99). Wonderful for creating the cat-eye. This one stays put and glides along your eyelid smoothly.

Wet n Wild is always right on the mark with brand new beauty products, like their MegaShield Lip Color SPF15 ($3) at your neighborhood drugstore. The lipstick offers protection from the sun and infuses lips with sheer to moderate color in a buttery soft formula. Shown here in That's Berry Beautiful. MegaShield Lip Color comes in 13 pretty shades.

We can't wait to see how Fergie's fergaliciousness inspires the Wet n Wild brand. The singer will be creating rock-star style signature makeup lines for the company.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lindsay Lohan's Face: Has The SNL Host Over-Filled?

It's great to see embattled actress Lindsay Lohan back on top and with a smile on her face. The 25-year-oldwill host 'SNL Live' tonight.

There's plenty for her to be happy about, too. Lindsay recently received high praise from the judge for her 3rd good probation report. The Mean Girls star has been complying with the requirements and doing her community service and attending therapy sessions.

Lindsay Lohan has also scored quite the acting coup after being picked to play screen legend Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime TV movie. She also recently announced that, "I am clean and sober now."

And then there's the other buzz....People have been talking about Lindsay's face. And how plumped up it appears. Is the platinum blonde actress merely in a 'good place,' and healthy? Or is it plastic surgery and/or cosmetic enhancement?

Most beauty experts would say that a young, beautiful girl would NOT need fillers or plastic surgery.

We've noticed that Lindsay looks fuller in the face, but we've also been noticing more, her very blonde hair extensions. We are certainly not a beauty doctor, but one famous surgeon who is, was not afraid to give his 2 cents to the National Enquirer:

"She appears to have a classic, over-plumped pillow face," says Dr. Anthony Youn

"Her cheeks look like she's storing nuts for the winter.

"I suspect that she's undergone multiple injections of filler like Sculptra or Restylane,"
he explains.

"While these treatments can create a very youthful, natural look, when overdone they can make a person look like a Cabbage Patch Doll."

That's just one expert's opinion. What do you think? Is Lindsay Lohan crazy about cosmetic fillers? Or is the star just looking rested and healthy? Check out the photos. The top shows the actress now, and the bottom pic shows her 1 year ago, this March.

Even if it is a case of filler over-fill, the substances are not permanent, and in a few months, the plumpness would gradually deflate.