Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Nicole Richie Regrets One Major Tattoo But Won't Remove It For Now

Most women would agree that Nicole Richie has great style. But there's something bothering the petite designer and it has to do with some ink that she choose a number of years ago.

Here's what she tellingly said on Twitter recently:

'Woke up feeling really good about myself, until I remembered I have a tramp stamp.'
There it is, a large cross peeking boldly out of her yellow bikini behind.
In the premiere webisode of AOL's 'Candidly Nicole,' Nicole Richie visits a tattoo removal clinic to discuss the process required to erase her past.

The tramp stamp is a symbol that the TV reality star wants to avoid:

"It just means a certain thing, and I just don't want to be a part of that group," Nicole explains.

Nicole 'owns' 9 tattoos-- the first one she got at age 14. The tramp stamp she chose at 16.

Dr. Will Kirby explains that the removal process by laser could take up to a year to completely erase in her case.
But Nicole decides the time in between is just TOO lengthy.

"If it was a one-time thing, I would do it. But I'm not going back every two months," she says. Maybe in 10 years, she will remove her tramp stamp, she adds.

Gotta LOVE Nicole--an easy-going lady with lots of charm + sincerity.

Nicole Richie has more than 4 million Twitter followers.

BTW, you could follow us, too--right here: https://twitter.com/BeautyTipToday.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Mariah Carey's Perfect-Looking Blush Comes From MAC

Pink Swoon by M.A.C.


American Idol judge and superstar Mariah Carey seems to have the perfect cheeks and natural-looking glow.

We've been curious what shade blush the sexy songstress likes to wear.

Her makeup artist Kristofer Buckle is revealing her beauty secret:

Pink Swoon by MAC ($21, at MACcosmetics.com).

It's a lovely soft pink blush that reality star Kim Kardashian also prefers.

We think the color is very natural-looking.

Great choice, Mariah!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cheap Beauty Tip: Drew Barrymore Uses These For Clear Skin

Actress Drew Barrymore is no fool when it comes to caring for her movie star complexion. And in her business of many high-definition,  in-your-face close-ups, she needs clear skin.

Drew is dishing on her favorite cheap beauty tip. And we LOVE when celebrities makes themselves accessible to all of us.

This one's a very inexpensive treat for the complexion. Just $5.74 a box!

We found
some at Walmart:

Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Towelettes.

You get 20-in-a-box. These 100% all natural towelettes are great for removing grease and grime.

Drew won't leave home without them:

"If I don't use these, my skin breaks out. My little facials on the go," Drew tells InStyle mag.

So, what's in a small witch hazel towelette, beside  witch hazel?

Aloe. The combo of the two is a wise one. These towelettes are wonderful for ALL skin types.

The Benefits of Witch Hazel:
  • iconRefines
  • iconRemoves &
    Controls Oil
  • iconSoothes
  • iconLocks in
*Dermatologist Recommended

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hayden Panettiere Does It Right For The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

We have to admit, 'Nashville' star Hayden Panettiere sure knows how to make an entrance!

There she is this evening at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.

The nerd prom as it is fondly called, is being held at the Hilton Hotel in D.C.  at this moment.

We think the petite, 23-year-old beauty scored an A+ for her beauty + fashion choices at tonight's all-star event.

Hayden-- we LOVE your eyebrows. Perfect! Please don't pluck them.

We also heart the simple makeup palette with the bold red lip and the soft eye with subtle faux lashes.

And then there is the pretty braid LOVE it!  The milkmaid look is alive + well.

Add a gorgeous, pale yellow gown with tres elegant draping and stunning chandliers and Hayden looked like a Greek goddess!

What do you think?

Does Hayden make the grade?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Is The Corset The Post-Baby Celebrity Way To A Flat, Gorgeous Tummy?!

This is interesting for all the fab post-baby mamas out there trying to regain their pre-pregnancy flat tummies.

We wrote about DWTS' Brooke Burke almost 5 years ago about her secret in losing the post-baby belly. She's had 4 kids and of course looks SUPER incredible. Yeah, we want to hate her, but she seems so-oooo nice.
Brooke's solution: The corset or baby wrap.

"For centuries, women from around the world have been wrapping their post-pregnancy bellies to get back into shape quickly and naturally. It is believed that a belly wrap reduces the size of the swollen uterus, reduces water retention in the belly, and helps you lose inches fast, all while supporting that unwanted baggy baby skin! Tauts should be worn after delivery for forty days."

And we heard today on 'Good Morning America,' that Jessica Alba also wore a corset to speed up the post-baby weight loss + tummy toning.

This is what 31-year-old Jessica + mom-of-2 told Net-a-Porter magazine:

"I wore a double corset day and night for three months. It was brutal; it’s not for everyone."

Jessica adds, "It was sweaty, but worth it."

Does it REALLY work?

Yes, says GMA's Dr. Jennifer Ashton, senior medical contributor. "The concept behind abdominal binders is very common after surgery and after the delivery of a baby to help support abdominal muscles, help with posture and reduce the feeling of bloating."

"Imagine taking a big breath and never fully exhaling," she says.  "That’s basically the feeling the person has for hours."

Brooke Burke sells her own corsets at her baboosh website for $56-$62.

So, you ask.....do these celebrities just use a corset to regain amazing, flat abs or is there some tummy-tucking plastic surgery also going ?

Well, who are we to judge.

We would like to assume that it's more than a corset, but we could never prove it. Still, a worthy post-baby beauty tip!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Copper Ingredient In Skin Care Equals Youthful, Radiant Complexion

Copper. It's more than a bunch of pennies sitting at the bottom of your wallet. If you can find copper in your skin care cream, then you're on your way to a younger-looking complexion.

What's so fab about copper???

A lot. We've been writing about this amazing mineral for years now.

Copper is a skin remodeling agent. Copper can nicely improve skin density + firmness over time. Studies have shown a marked repairing in cases of laxity, clarity, fine lines, coarse wrinkles, + overall skin appearance. Copper works below the skin’s surface.
An excellent copper-containing cream line is one called, Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream ($52, at Kiehls.com).

The anti-aging cream contains copper PCA, a tiny molecule that can penetrate the skin's layers more deeply.

This skin care stuff is STRONG--able to

 • Significantly reduce wrinkles, smooth out skin texture and minimize pores.
• Clinically shown to improve elasticity by 32%.

Copper equals a youthful, radiant complexion. It's smart beauty science and definitely worth a try.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Not Exactly A Turban: Head Scarves Are A Nice BOHO Look For Spring/Summer 2013

Okay, we'll be honest, we were NOT going to be dressing up in a turban anytime soon, so when that trend popped up 3 years ago, we were happy to see it tank eventually, ha ha.

Now the big thing for Spring/Summer 2013 are head scarves, which are just a bit more casual and boho-chic if you will.

A head scarf doesn't have to sit so structured upon the head. It's not so severe a style. It's easy-going and can corral in any hairstyle long or short, curly or pin-straight, even glam on shaved or bald heads.

Marc by Marc Jacobs showed off the boho trend at his Spring show (above).

Dolce + Gabbana is featuring lots of pretty patterned head scarves in his beautiful print

And then of course, there is the legendary beauty herself--Sophia Loren looking doe-eyed and chic in a black + white stripe head scarf.

Head scarves are a really nice way to HIDE a bad hair day, too.

Will you be tying one on?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Studded Handbags Are HOT For Spring 2013!!

Maybe you don't have $500 for a Hamilton-Large Studded Leather Tote by Michael Kors. Or maybe you just don't feel like shelling out $400 for the Tonda Studded Clutch by Diane Von Furstenburg. Well, that's alright, too. You don't have to.

There are some cute copy-cat clutches + handbags full of pretty studs for LESS than $30. And we hunted down a bunch of them at Forever21.

Studded bags + wallets are super hot for Spring 2013.

So, what do gold or silver studs do for your favorite accessory?

The studs add a nice bit of edge and sophistication to your wardrobe. Instant glam, ladies!

Let's take a look:
Bolt Studded Envelope Clutch, $24.80
Studded Structured Clutch, $24.80
Studded Messenger Bag, $29.80
Bolt Studded Minaudiere, $27.80

You can find more at Forever21.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Chops Hair Into Farrah Fawcett Layered Sexy Do!

Okay, we are not saying that Jennifer Lawrence holds the same sex appeal that the late Farrah Fawcett certainly showed off, but we see a similarity in the layered style both ladies are wearing in these photos.

The Academy award winner recently had her hair chopped off and this is the blonde beachy-wavy do that Farrah made famous. She debuted her brand new bob at Sunday's GLADD awards.

Here's what stylist Mark Townsend said to Harper's Bazaar:

"Yesterday, Jennifer showed up an hour before call time and as she opened the door she was like ‘Mark, I want to cut it all off,"' Townsend told Harper’s Bazaar. “I was like 'What? Are we allowed to do that?' And she said 'Of course, it’s my hair!'''

Townsend gave her a  long, shaggy bob with lots of face-framing layers. "She was super excited. It’s the shortest her hair has been her whole life," he said — though in his own eagerness, he cut his finger in the process! "As I cut, I lost track of how many times she said ‘I love it!"'

Of course, Farrah had INCREDIBLE locks and we prefer Farrah's do hands down, but we see the tamer version in Jennifer Lawrence's cut.

In other words, the potential for a messier, sexy Farah do is there if Jennifer wants to take her hair to the ultimate level.

Do you like Jennifer Lawrence's Farrah Fawcett Layered Sexy Do?

Sunday, April 21, 2013

When Jenny McCarthy Hits The Road She Takes Along Her Eyedews

With Jenny McCarthy's hectic schedule and many public appearances, the pretty star always tries to look put together.

She's now host of her own VH1 Friday night show, The Jenny McCarthy Show at 10:30 PM.

Of course, when you're burning the wick at both ends, your tired eyes tell the story. Dark circles, wrinkly, puffy, etc.

Jenny's quick fix are a box of Eyedews. These cool, natural eye-gel pads make everything right, again. We found some at Amazon.com($49.99, for 3 treatments).

And the effective ingredients are all good:
Natural Marine Collagen Infused with Hyaluronic Acid, Chitosan and Vitamins C & E..

The 40-year-old beauty packs them in her bag to be on-the-ready:

"Eyedews are my secret weapon. They're little gel pads that go under your eyes to fight bags and wrinkles. I put them on during trips." Great beauty tip, Jenny!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Khloe Kardashian's Super 'Hot' Diet Snack Tip: She's Lost 25 Pounds!!

Khloe Kardashian Odom is looking super fit these days!!

The youngest K-sister  is said to have lost 25 lbs. recently through sensible dieting and sound exercise.

We applaud Khloe, even though we thought she looked healthy + toned before.

According to US magazine, the married reality star is cutting out heavy carbs and turning to good choices like grilled chicken + fish. Plus she works out 4-5 times a week and hikes.

And then there's this fiercely HOT tiny treat when her late-night cravings kick in. This is Khloe's diet snack tip:


Oh, yeah....We all LOVE those spicy , chewy cinnamon jelly candies!

"I eat them in bed," she admits.

Great snack choice, Khloe!

Only 150 calories in 20 Hot Tamales.

You know how much NBA hoops hubby Lamar Odom adores sweet treats. His nickname: the Candy Man.

"Someone puts a KING-size box by my bed every night and I'm like, 'Who the f--- did this?'" Khloe says to US.

"It's sabotage!" she laughs.

Everyone deserves a delish cheating treat during diet time and we LOVE Khloe's guilty pleasure!

Super Hot diet snack tip, Khloe!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Mindy Kaling Has A Crush On Tom Ford's Eye Color Quad

Gotta love Mindy Kaling. She's so cute and of course, very funny.

Mindy's got a beauty tip she wants to share regarding the perfect smoky eye. She adores Tom Ford's eye color quad, according to US magazine:
"I'm crazy about Tom Ford makeup" Mindy says. Her signature eye palette:

Cognac Sable ($75, at neimanmarcus.com).

$75 for an eyeshadow quad?! Are you crazy, Mindy?

Well, Tom Ford makes excellent makeup.

In fact, the Cognac Sable was named
"Best Eye shadow for Olive Skin" for InStyle magazine's "Best Beauty Buys" (May 2012).

This color quad comes with 4 luxurious finishes—--sheer sparkle, satin, shimmer and matte— offering "a spectrum of intensity and effects and deliver incredible shade fidelity and outstanding adhesion."

We have light olive skin. We want this Tom Ford quad, too.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Supermodel Heidi Klum Looks Super Normal Sans Makeup!

Okay....case in point....Makeup DOES matter.

Take a look at supermodel Heidi Klum BEFORE + AFTER. There's the lovely mom-of-four hanging out in sunny L.A. yesterday afternoon sans makeup. The photos clearly show one thing to us:

Heidi has excellent bone structure, including long neck + high cheekbones.

But is that enough to skip the cosmetics?

Yes, in many ways. We happen to think she looks better with makeup on, but when you have such stunning facial bones, well, it doesn't matter what you've got on your face.
Still, quite a shocker to see the German beauty bare-faced without a stitch of anything on.

She almost looks, er.....well, normal.

Now, check out the Bravo TV 'Project Runway' host with her red carpet makeup  + California beauty look.

Last month, Heidi remarked to HollywoodLife.com this:

"I tend to not wear make-up on my off days. I am not complicated, I don’t have tons of creams or anything like that. I stay simple."

She's almost 40. And to keep that fit figure, Heidi just refrains from a few things:

"Saying NO to a bunch of stuff people say YES to. It’s hard. I don’t drink a lot of alcohol, alcohol is bad! It has a lot of calories and is not good for the body. Sometimes I like a glass of wine or in the summer I will have a beer, but people drink a lot and they explode, its just not good for your body!"

What do you think of Heidi Klum's sans makeup look?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tit For Tat So To Speak: New Nipple Tattoo Trend Gaining Attention

We didn't see this one coming. In fact, it's bizarre or maybe then again, it's merely another cosmetic enhancement.

We're talking about 'tittooing.' Er, it's when you have your nipples tattooed to make them more attractive, either through definition, color or both. It's a BIG beauty trend in the UK, mainly in Liverpool, Paul McCartney's hometown. Why Liverpool? We haven't a clue.

We are aware of nipple areola tattooing for women who have lost their breasts to cancer. This is considered the final part of breast reconstruction. Talented artists are able to give the patient a 3-dimensional nipple tattoo with a choice of pigment and areola shape + size.

As far as cosmetically enhancing the color + shape of one's nipples for beauty alone, we haven't heard of this procedure being popular here in the U.S., but it's only a matter of time.

Nipple areola tattooing is completed in about a 15 minute in-office procedure. And the results are pretty amazing for the breast reconstruction patient as you can see below:

So, do you go to a neighborhood tattoo parlor for tittooing?!

Doctors warn to stay away from the local parlor and head to a medical tattooist who specializes in this cosmetic procedure to create the most realistic nipples + areolas.

To learn more about this HOT British trend,  check out the DailyMail.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Kim And Khloe Having Spring Fling With Beautiful Braids

No matter how you plait it, twirl it and fish-tail it, BRAIDS are super stylish for Spring 2013!!

Braids can be tres elegant + very playful.

Of course your hair has to be on the long side to achieve this hair trend, either through extensions or you own natural growth, but either way, it appears that most ANY kind of braiding is in style for those warmer days ahead.

Take a look at reality TV's popular K sisters-Kim + Khloe. We are hearting their beautiful braids!

Khloe is wearing the classic milk-maid braid. Such a pretty hair halo around her head.

Older sis Kim, the most famous pregnant chick on the planet is showing off a more elaborate fishtail-plaited messy bun. We like that look, too with her red lace dress. 

The braids DON'T have to be perfect without a hair out-of-place. Hot mess braids are alright, too!

Check out the Aveda YouTube demo for braiding tips.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Can't Take The Harshness Of Retin-A? Try Cousin Retinol

A lot of people have really tried applying prescription Retin-A to their complexions only to end up with red, inflamed, painful skin. For some, using Retin-A is a nightmare.

We have learned through the science of beauty, that Retin-A is one of the BEST products to use for maintaining a youthful appearance. Retin A is certainly no facelift in a tube, but it is excellent at slow-wwwly repairing damage like fine lines + wrinkles.

Retin-A is a prescription medication created from a derivative of vitamin A. The active component is known both as retinoic acid and tretinoin. Retinoic acid speeds up cell turnover and encourages collagen synthesis, brightens the complexion and evens up skin tone.

Retinol is an over-the-counter retinoid, a form of Vitamin A. And Vitamin A derivatives are key to maintaining beautiful skin. We like to call retinol the cousin of Retin-A, because it does all those good things WITHOUT the harshness that Retin-A can cause and at a cheaper price.

Here's a very good retinol skin care product: Jan Marini Age Intervention Retinol Plus ($65, at JanMariniSkin Research).

Age Intervention Retinol Plus is an exceptional formula that contains potent concentrated retinol with anti-aging peptides and anti-oxidants to improve wrinkles + texture.

It's good for all skin types and simple to use:

"Apply product sparingly over entire face every other evening for the first 1-2 weeks, then slowly increase usage, as tolerated, to 1-2 times daily."

Although Retin-A + cousin retinol are considered miracle workers, these skin improvers don't get the job done over-night. Each one works slowly but surely.

But we can guarantee, you WILL see a nicer-looking complexion in time.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Budget Beauty Buy Of The Day: Trader Joe's Coconut Body Butter!

Oh, YUMMY!! Wish we could actually TASTE this. But even though we can't, this body butter smells + feels gorgeous on your skin.....all over your body.

Today, our Budget Beauty Buy Of The Day:

And it's ONLY $4.99, for this generous 8 oz. tub!!

Just open the convenient lid and breathe in the exotic, warm coconut scent. OMG!!
Our good friend Nina gifted us with a tub of this moisturizing richness. You can't beat the rock-bottom price. Less than $5? Amazing!

It's a thick, nourishing cream full of coconut oil, shea butter + vitamin E. The great point....it's NOT greasy and it really softens up dry feet, elbows, knees, and every inch of the body.

Read about Coconut Body Butter at the Trader Joe's website.

And if you don't have a Trader Joe's near you, you could order some at Amazon for a bit more--$12.39 + Free Shipping.

See this brief customer review by R. Ignacio. She LOVES it...5 stars!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Halle Berry's Great Style: Pregnant + Glowing In Rio

Did we expect Halle Berry to look any less perfect, now that she is expecting her second child?

The top photo shows the sexy star in Rio de Janeiro last evening at the Brazil's movie premiere of The Call.

The bottom photos show the actress when she was pregnant with her first child Nahla.

Halle is expecting her second baby at age 46 with fiancé Olivier Martinez. You can see her barely-there-baby-bump in a tight, black lace gown. Her hair is styled in her signature pixie-spiked do. And she is wearing a smoky eye with nude lips and a classic large pair of hoops.

We like all three of pregnant Halle's looks here. She isn't trendy maternity---isn't trying too hard. There is nothing vulgar about her style.

We give mama-to-be Halle Berry the big thumbs up.

Do you like Halle Berry's maternity style?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Latest So-Called Research Claims Botox May Spark Depression

When done properly by a licensed dermatologist or plastic surgeon, Botox Cosmetic can hold wrinkles + fine lines at bay for 3-4 months. You might smile more or even appear a bit happier because Botox makes you look BETTER.

The beauty injectable can erase some 5 years or more from your age.

Suddenly, the pesky crow's feet around your eyes along with forehead + middle-of-the-eyebrow creases, etc., magically disappear.

Botox is the MOST popular cosmetic treatment around! It has been marketed here since FDA-approval in 2002. It's a brilliant beauty invention in many ways, especially in the quest for staying youthful. Botox Cosmetic works by halting muscle movement and in doing so, causes a relaxation and disappearance of skin lines + wrinkles.

So, imagine the latest so-called research to come out, claiming Botox can indirectly cause depression.  A British psychologist from Cardiff University has found that because Botox is temporarily ‘freezing’ the muscles in the face, it is also severing the signals sent to the brain when we smile which make us feel happy. Oh, really?!

Dr. Michael Lewis' study involved 25 women who had been injected with Botox or facial fillers. Each filled out a questionnaire about depression symptoms:

Here is what Dr. Lewis told the British DailyMail:
‘The expressions we make on our faces affect the emotions we feel. We smile because we are happy but smiling also makes us happy.
‘Treatment with drugs like Botox prevents the patient from being able to make a particular expression.
‘For example, those treated for frown lines with Botox are not able to frown as strongly. This interrupts the feedback they would normally get from their face and they feel less sad.’

We do not agree with Dr. Lewis' findings. We believe that Botox is wonderful when administered by a licensed professional.  It's safe and merely allows the patient to look younger with better skin texture.

We don't believe that depression plays any role in Botox results. We think a lot more research is needed before making a huge claim like that.

What do you think?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Gwyneth Paltrow Boasts Butt Of 22-Year-Old Stripper: But Look At Maria Menounos!

Gwyneth Paltrow is 40-years-old. Maria Menounos is 34-years-old. Both popular celebrities are in GREAT shape.

Gwyneth has a sexy body after delivering 2 kids. Maria has a sexy body without kids. Is it harder to bounce back after bearing babies? Obviously, yes. Plus, Gwyneth is 6 years older than Maria, so Gwyneth gets a few points extra, we think.

Gwyneth recently boasted about her own behind and the rigorous work-out sessions she goes through with fitness expert Tracy Anderson.

Gwyneth supposedly bragged that she has the 'butt of a 22-year-old stripper,' thanks to her grueling exercise regime.

Yes, Gwyneth, you DO have a nice behind. But we have to admit, Extra host Maria Menounos has an AMAZING butt.  See for yourself in the 2 photos below:
So, how do these fab women maintain their slender figures along with exercise?
Maria has this advice:

"I eat what I want, when I want and am super active throughout my workday."

She added: "Write down everything you eat in a week, look at it, cut back where you can, and I promise you'll see results within a week.

"The first couple days will be hard, but then it gets easy and you'll get a high off of it, which will make you work that much harder."

Nutrition plays a key role in body beautiful for Gwyneth. She's out with yet another healthy-eating cookbook called, 'It's All Good.' Check it out here at Gwyneth's website Goop($55).