Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ashlee Simpson Becomes Muse + Model For Sis Jessica's New Fall Clothing Line

Equally glam sister Ashlee Simpson has signed on as muse + model for the Jessica Simpson Fall 2013 collection.

The brand new stylish collection was launched in N.Y.C last evening.

Check out Ashlee modeling the pretty turquoise gown + earrings.

We think the line is on trend + features some nice pieces. We especially, LOVE the purple lace maxi dress!
"I have a pretty cool sister with an amazing sense of style, and I was honored to get to do the shoot," Ashlee tells People magazine. She collaborated with Jessica on the brand as well, contributing to the tween line.

"We keep it in the family. Jessica’s a fun one to work with."

We think 28-year-old Ashlee looks FAB in the new fall line.

You can find the Jessica Simpson collection in all major department stores this fall.

Will you be trying any of them on?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Terrific Turquoise For Those Sultry Summer Days

We think turquoise is especially glamorous in those lazy, hazy summer days. Turquoise in all its beautiful glory.

From makeup to clothing and accessories, a little bit of turquoise ALWAYS looks right!

Ageless beauty Christie Brinkley loves wearing turquoise accents. Check out the iconic model wearing sterling silver + turquoise earrings.
We found a great, cheap pair of Faux Turquoise Cross Drop Earrings ($4.80, at forever21).
These super cute earrings add a lot of zing to any summer style.

And how about a subtle turquoise rimmed eye?

Laura Mercier is featuring this gorgeous Black Turquoise Kohl Eye Pencil ($20, at lauramercier).

There's nothing cheap-looking about this eye pencil. The black-turquoise marbling makes for a classic rimmed eye.

Finish the look with a sexy turquoise top.

The Blousant Gauze Tube Top ($20.40, on SALE, at ardenb) So pretty with turquoise ruffle + crochet trim.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Beat The Heat Under Glam Wide-Brimmed Summer Hats

If you have a nice, big, floppy, wide-brimmed summer hat, then what are you waiting for??

This style is HOT for summer!

We happen to think that every gal looks pretty peering beneath a big, floppy hat. First, it protects your precious skin + eyes from the sun, but it also adds a major sense of glam to your summer accessories. And you don't have to pay hundreds for a lovely topper.
Celebs like Kim Kardashian, Liv Tyler and Jessica Alba have put their wide-brimmed beauties on, and so can you!

We found a gorgeous wide-brimmed summer hat by Laundry by Shelli Segal. It's called the Angelina Striped Sun Hat ($38, at Nordstrom's). This is a stunning hat for the price.

We think you CAN weat it!

Will you rock this summer trend?

Sunday, July 28, 2013

RHWONJ Star Melissa Gorga Shows How To Get Great Fit Arms!

You can all say what you want about Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga, but her arms---those important biceps + triceps, are looking fantastic!!

That just goes to show, that if you really want to look super fit, you really have to work at it. Yes...even celebrities, too.

There's the 34-year-old mom-of -3 yesterday, at the grand opening of a UFC gym in Totawa, NJ.

Yes...she really knows how to hit the bag. And her amazing guns prove it!

Boxing is not only fab for a women's arms, but it's a wonderful cardio work-out for the entire body.

You will see results fast!

And if boxing seems a bit too serious for you, there are other ways to get great-looking triceps + biceps.

Try triangle push-ups, for instance.

Check out more solid exercise tips  to stop the dreaded dingle-dangle arms here.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Get Ready Now For Fall 2013: The Purple Smoky Eye!

We have always LOVED an eye rimmed in purple liner, shadow, and even mascara.

Well, it's back, ladies!

Even though we are getting into the dog days of summer, it's time to think cool chic autumn.

The purple smoky eye is BIG for Fall 2013. And if you can cat-eye the purple shadow, that's even sexier!

Designer Jason Wu was showing the royal color off when he sent his models down the runway:
No...not for the faint-of-heart, but you can still play around with purple shadow in subtle ways---like just placing the shade in your crease.

It's a matte look---nothing shiny here
Try the Yves St. Laurent Waterproof Eye Pencil in Violet Massa ($30, at Nordstrom's).

Will you try this super elegant look for Fall

Friday, July 26, 2013

For OMG Nails, Try OPI's Crystal Clear File

We have talked before about the benefits of using a glass file to achieve a healthier, more beautiful set of nails.

We know, it sounds bizarre but a glass file helps stop chipping + peeling of the natural nail. Plus, this manicure tool can be sanitized for better cleanliness and promote better nail growth. And its perfect edges will NOT dull. It can be used over + over again.

Here's a super beauty deal---- an OPI Crystal Nail File ($8.20, reg. $10, at

A crystal glass file would appear to be tough-on-nails, but surprisingly, it is not.

We like the OPI Crystal Nail File because it comes with a nice, protective sleeve, so you can toss it into your beach or hand bag.

We think this is a smart, cheap, effective beauty buy.

A glass file seals the free edge of the nail. And you can shape and smooth your nails without worrying about snagging, breaking and peeling.

You don't have to be a professional manicurist to create a great set of nails.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Celebrities Look Red Carpet Ready With Botox, Injectables And The Big Peel

We all know that celebrities ALWAYS look gorgeous during public events. And although, not every source-in-the-know will give away the beauty secrets, there are some obvious beauty tips that famous people use to look younger than most of us.

Celebrity makeup artist Kevin James Bennett paints on flawless faces for A-listers. And he will say this:

"Let’s face facts," he tells Star magazine. "These are well-kept people that hire professionals to monitor and maintain their skin’s appearance. They get facials, use wildly expensive products and have dermatologists do all kinds of procedures from injectables, to Botox, to whatever is needed to remain looking smooth."

Amen.....Glad someone is sharing the obvious truth. There is no way a stunning celebrity past age 40 can remain un-lined + full in the face without some sort of divine cosmetic intervention.

Kevin also credits this Philosophy skin care product for creating an ultra-smooth + glowing canvas:
The Philosophy Micro Delivery Peel Pads and Bliss Triple Oxygen Mask.

We found it at for $60.31.

"Yeah, you can look exactly like them – if you’re ready to make a hefty financial investment and become a slave to office visits," he adds.

"I would rather provide guidelines for achieving a similar effect, but within a normal budget and far less invasive procedures. Sure you can splurge and go get a facial, but also purchase a great at home exfoliant and moisture mask.

The Philosophy Micro Delivery Peel Pads and Bliss Triple Oxygen Mask are to die for! You exfoliate, then throw on the oxygen mask …in 15-20 minutes you are smooth, soft, glowing and ready to put your best face forward."

We believe in a exfoliation routine, so we think Kevin is on the right track.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Love Watermelon? Try This Luscious Neutrogena Color Stick


Who doesn't LOVE juicy watermelon?! We certainly do!

And now, Neutrogena has a gorgeous wash of color for your lips this summer:

Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick, Sweet Watermelon($6.97, at Walmart).

We really like the idea of another sheer, nourishing lip color.
It's more natural-looking. And it's NOT heavy like some glosses + lipsticks are.

Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick:
  • Lips feel smoother and softer in just three days without anything on them
  • Creamy color instantly moisturizes lips
  • Packed with natural fruit extracts
  • Mango butter continuously conditions lips

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Feel The Rush Of The Estee Lauder Flush!!

Now we're talking! We LOVE a gel-based blush. It lasts longer and looks very natural.

We are 'hearting' Estee Lauder's newest blush additions:

Pure Color Cheek Rush ($28 each, at

Gotta adore these HOT flashes, er.....flushes of cheek color:
Hot Fuse, Pink Patent, X-Pose Rose and Techno Jam.

So very pretty right on the apples of your cheeks!

It's a water-based transparent gel that gives your cheeks a sheer, lovely stain.

These cheek rushes are excellent for summer, especially:

Tom Pecheux, the Creative Makeup Director at Estee Lauder says:

 "This season, I’ve been working a lot with what I call “acqua color”. It’s a gentle, watery look with just a touch of bright, vibrant color."

We give these sheer blush beauties the thumbs up!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Rita Ora And the Blonde Bombshell Look

The blonde bombshell is NOT an easy look to carry off.

Of course, Jayne Mansfield + Marilyn Monroe were two of the sexiest 50s types. Then there is modern-day bombshell Gwen Stefani, and as of late---
British singer Rita Ora.
The gorgeous 22-year-old star is of Albanian/Kosovar heritage. Check out the August issue of Teen Vogue to see Rita in her 1st photo shoot.

Rita talked to Teen Vogue about her signature blonde bombshell look:

"Red lips make me feel prettier and blonde hair makes me feel more glamorous. It's just my thing.".

Her fave is Lady Danger by MAC, ($15).

Do you LOVE Rita's blonde bombshell look?

How about those BOLD red lips?

Could you pull this off?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Messing With Your Hair This Summer? Treat It With Lots Of Protein

We all do it.

We all seem to mess with our hair, especially during summer.

Some of us want to go blonder, curlier, straighter,, and so on. So we continue to damage our locks over and over, again.

Of course, a healthy chop or trim is great for the hair, but you have to keep up a routine when you're doing stuff to your mane on those hot, humid, dry, rainy summer days.

A classic like Infusium Leave-In Hair Treatment is enriched with proteins + amino acids, things that damaged locks are thirsting for.

We found a BIG bottle at Walmart for less than $8.

Excellent price for an excellent product.
Infusium works. Period:

•Infusium 23 Leave In Treatment restructures damaged hair
•Enriched with pro-vitamins, amino acids, and proteins to nourish your hair
•Treats your hair from root to the tip
•Light formula for everyday use.

We're a fan. And if you're looking for an easy-to-use---not have to rinse out hair repair product, this one will NOT disappoint.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Kelly Rowland's Simple Summer Bronzing Beauty Tip

Kelly Rowland really knows all about the powerful hot, summer rays. She lives in Miami...."So I take care of myself when I'm in the sun," the sexy singer says.

Kelly doesn't want heavy, clog-poring makeup products while out in the summer heat, so she LOVES to put on this effective bronzer:

Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Mositurizer ($43, at

Okay...not cheap, but the L.M. label is a great one, so worth the splurge.

"This sheer foundation acts like a bronzer and gives me a summery, beachy glow. So pretty!" Kelly says.

The tinted moisturizer comes in 4 other pretty shades. Plus has that important SPF of 20. Not bad.

Super beauty tip, Kelly!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Half-Shaved Head Style Will Not Go Away! Do You Dare?

We've talked about this edgy hairstyle before, and it seems like critics pan it again + again, but the half-shaved head do will NOT go away!

Actress Rosario Dawson has recently let the razor do the talking up one side of her pretty head.

And then there is the new baby mama of Reggie Bush. Fiancee Lilit Avagyan tossed her dark waves around to reveal a sexy shaved head at the ESPY Awards last night in L.A..

And actress Carmen Electra showed off her stunning looks with a half-shaved head a few weeks ago.

We know, lots of hairstylists HATE the look, but it still seems to be a fave of the celebrity set.

This half-shaved head style takes tons of self-confidence with one's profile and one's self.

Would you let the razor take you to the edge with this striking do?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Kevyn Aucoin's Eyelash Curler Remains One Of The Best In The Beauty Biz!

Kevyn Aucoin was a brilliant celebrity makeup artist. Sadly, he passed away in 2002. Still, his line of beauty tools and makeup remain some of the BEST in the beauty biz, especially this one:

Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler ($20, at

Lots of professional makeup artists rely on Kevyn Aucoin's eyelash curler. Even Mary Phillips, one of Jennifer Lopez' makeup pros, says this one is the finest for a few reasons:

"This is so effective at curling lashes and fits really well to different eye shapes. The curl lasts all day and the curler itself lasts a long time."

Well, if that isn't a ringing endorsement, we don't what is!.

We think Mary hit the nail on the head.

We have found that certain lash curlers do NOT always fit our deep-set almond eye shape and brow bone structure.

We are still looking for the PERFECT eyelash curler, and we are going to try Kevyn Aucoin's.

What's your favorite lash curler?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Get Sexy Sofia's Faux Snakeskin Clutch For A Lot Cheaper!

Faux leather snakeskin clutches are so HOT this summer season. All you have to do is look at sexy Sofia Vergara toting one around.

There she is at a red carpet event in NYC on June 4th. She looks amazing from head-to-toe!

Check out her Stella McCartney faux python clutch!! It's gorgeous. Okay....not readily affordable for most of us. The clutch can be yours for $1,075 here.

It's the fab Falabella bagcarefully constructed from faux python skin with gold chain link trim.

We found a copycat faux snakeskin clutch that will look great with your summer style and won't break your budget:

It's from amiclubwear.
Snake Textured Oversized Envelope Clutch Handbag ($39.99).
\Good news---35% off the amiclubwear site. Use code sandal35.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Shakira Uses These In The Shower For Smooth, Supple Skin

Singing sensation Shakira does it for radiant, healthy skin from head-to-toe.
We talk about EXFOLIATION all the time. It is so-oooooo key to maintaining beautiful skin:
1. Removes dead skin cells.
2. Increases circulation.
3. Improves skin tone + delivers that glow
The simplest way to exfoliate is by manually scrubbing with a circular motion.

Shakira's favorite beauty product are Exfoliating Gloves by Parissa ($6.99, at CVS). These bath time mitts are formulated with azulene oil to keep skin soft + supple. Azulene oil helps inhibit ingrown hairs + encourages cell stimulation. It comes from the chamomile plant.
The sexy coach from The Voice tells OK Magazine this:

"I use (them) every day in the shower."

We think this is an effective + cheap beauty tip!!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

When Bad Beauty/Style Happens To Nice People

Well, where can we start?

Just a couple of recent photos showing Ivana Trump, the former wife of business mogul Donald Trump, out on the town meeting up with her younger boyfriend.

We are all for the cougar playfulness BUT----the childish blue wig belongs on younger Amanda Bynes (27), NOT on a 64-year-old woman of power and status.
If anyone saw their mother in this, they would be embarrassed. Poor Ivanka Trump, her daughter. Don't even get us started on the black leather jumpsuit and blue feather boa.

Famous makeup artist Sandy Linter says you CAN try all the wacky beauty/style ideas when you're very young:

In your 20's:
Do experiment with color
"Crazy yellow eyeshadow? You can pull it off!" at this age, Sandy told People mag. "Break all the rules."

When you're OVER 40, well, try to stay within the beauty speed limit.

In your 50s + beyond....Sandy has these smart beauty tips :

1. DO Go For The Glow!!! Sandy says that a deeper foundation color and blush "warm up the skin and make you look younger."

2. DO Wear Natural Eye Makeup Sandy advises that you keep eyes fresh-looking with brown eyeliner, instead of black, And don't overdose on the mascara. Don't go more than one or two coats.

3. DON'T Stop Wearing Makeup Sandy says we all could benefit by putting on a little glamour. "A lot of women have it drilled into them, that less is more, but no! You still need makeup, just with a lighter touch."

4. DON'T Powder Your Cheeks Sandy says you don't need to go there, or it can look weird. "It makes you look like you're wearing a mask."

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Become A Bronze Beach Babe The Safe Way: Spray It On!

The folks at Victoria's Secret sure know what sexy is! And now their beauty department has come up with a brand new bronzing self-tanner:

Instant Bronzing Tinted Body Spray ($15, at

This one's enriched with soothing aloe, and delivers a streak-free application. You will get naturally-bronzed. And that ain't  a bad thing, ladies.

Our friend just tried this out and claims it's a great instant self-tanner. Head-to-toe airbrushed golden perfection!

We all want a deep, rich tan for summer. And playing it safe, doesn't hurt, either.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Ashlee Simpson Shows Off Longer Wavy Blonde Locks For Summer

We've always been more of an Ashlee Simpson fan when it comes to the striking Simpson sisters. Don't get us wrong, Jessica is in a league of her own. But we like that Ashlee takes beauty chances.

Look at her chameleon-like hairstyles. She goes from long to short to super-cropped to auburn to black and back, again.

At the moment, the gorgeous star has returned to sexy, longer, wavy blonde locks. There she is at a recent red carpet event for Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lip Lounge in Hollywood, California.

We LOVE her California blonde image:

Do you take beauty chances like Ashlee Simpson?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Eye Makeup Removal Is No Fun----Until Now!

Let's face it......trying to get makeup off can be a real pain, especially when it comes to eye makeup.

You don't want to spend tons of time trying to make it disappear. That's why we suggest trying Almay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover Pads. It quickly + simply attacks all your cosmetics, even the stubborn water-proof makeup.

We found some at Ulta for $8.49. You get 120 pads in a tub.

We think this is a GOOD beauty buy!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hot Hair Flip Trend: The Sexy Comb-Over

It's tossed-over-the-head hair and it's quite sexy!

The latest summer trend is called the hair flip.

Think about the comb-over....But this one looks great with volume + movement! Check out Kristen Stewart. We LOVE everything about this hair-must!

The height + richness is at the top or crown of the head.
A volumizing spray can help you achieve the va-va-va-voom of this do.
Try Sexy Hair Big Spray & Play for $8.78 at

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sexy Summer Sandals For Happy Feet! now, you might figure that we LOVE beaded accessories....
from earrings, belts, bracelets, and yes.....the sexy summer sandal!

Look at the pretty pair we found hunting around online. These gorgeous mango orange sandals are hand-crafted in India. These are not cheap, but beautifully made.

The Omana Sandal by Aspiga for $98.

Gotta love the toe-thong styling for casual elegance. The beading is lovely.

We heart these sandals and all the pretty things at the Pondicherryshop.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Light-Haired Gals Looking To Pump Up The Blonde Volume: 'Go Blonder'

We happen to LOVE the John Frieda hair styling line.

We're not happy when he discontinues some of these dynamite products, but he ALWAYS comes up with something new.

And even though his Go Blonder collection  has been around for a while, it's become a huge favorite, especially for those light-haired gals who wish to pump up the blonde volume.

Who wouldn't want to be the BLONDEST gal on the beach?

If you've never dabbled with this one, you're missing out. Go Blonder Lightening Spray CAN lighten your color in as few as 5 uses without visiting a  pro.

Just look at the photos.

We found some at for $7.99 a bottle.'s July already! Time to brighten + lighten things up in a BIG WAY!!!