Saturday, August 31, 2013

Diane Kruger's Favorite High End Foundation

German beauty Diane Kruger has a gorgeous complexion, as you can see from the photos.

The actress is a Chanel spokeswoman, so she adores their products. And we can see why.

The brand is well-respected globally.

To achieve a flawless, natural face, Diane chooses Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Skin Perfecting Makeup ($45, at It comes in 10 shades.

Diane's complexion looks so luminous + dewy. The magic is in the soft, water-like texture of this special fluid formula.

Diane swears by the Vitalumiere:

"My skin drinks this up! It's ultralight yet gives enough coverage to even out my skin tone," she tells InStyle magazine.

No matter how flawless your skin appears to STILL NEED foundation. Makeup artists will tell you that foundation is protective, balance's skin tone, adds a smooth texture, and a glow to the complexion. It also hides little imperfections like dark circles, break-outs
and more.

Forty-five bucks isn't cheap for a small bottle of foundation, but it lasts a LONG time. And this one by Chanel is a winner.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Alicia Keys Rocks Unusual Pixie Cut For End Of Summer

Singing superstar Alicia Keys is so stunning she can wear her hair in just about any style she pleases. And her brand new do is a striking one.

She showed off this pixie buzz cut with blunt bangs this morning on ABC's Good Morning America Concert Series in New York City's Central Park.

Okay....what do you think?

Well, on Alicia, we love it! And she wears it well! Take a look on all angles.

 Plus, we are 'heart-ing' the bold black + pink ensemble. And her body is in gorgeous shape.
Twitter is on fi-yah today talking about Alicia's bold, edgy new haircut. Everyone's got an opinion. How about you?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Eva, Kim K + Kerry Have Done Copper Highlights: Michelle Obama Got Them, Too!

It isn't easy trying to HIGHLIGHT brunette or black hair, because it's a challenge to make it look subtle, or like it belongs there.

But, having said that, lots of celebrities have copper or honey highlights blended into their locks for added style, softness + definition.

Eva Longoria, Kim Kardashian and Kerry Washington are just 3 glam ladies who LOVE playing around with sun-kissed highlights. And now First Lady Michelle Obama has joined the popular trend.

Check out Mrs. Obama at a film screening in Washington, D.C. yesterday. FLOTUS is rockin' some copper strands:

What do you think?

We give Michelle Obama's new, sun-kissed highlights the thumbs up!

The highlights are stylish, soft + playful.

The ONLY problem with highlights on a dark-haired gal--they can turn BRASSY. Trust us...we've been there.

Other than that.....Good products are key.

Add this to your shampoo---Ardell Perfector 777 Plus Packette ($1.50 for each packet, at

"Add to shampoo to reduce damage and brassy tones from sun, wind and chlorine."

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sandra Bullock And Roselyn Sanchez: Separated At Birth?!

We're sure this has been talked about before......But don't actresses Sandra Bullock + Roselyn Sanchez look a lot alike these days?!

There's Sandra with hunky George Clooney at the Venice Film Festival.

She's 49! OMG!!

And there's a pic of 40-year-old Roselyn on the beach with her beautiful doggies.

The older Sandra becomes, the more she resembles Roselyn.
So.....what's going on?

We would suspect--excellent dermatologists for both gorgeous ladies.

Oh, please....This is the land of Hollywood.

Sandra Bullock's face has appeared much fuller with higher cheekbones in the past year or so. And with that added volume, the Academy-award winning star has been able to look more youthful and, well, start morphing into the 'Devious Maids' star Roselyn Sanchez.

Roselyn, too, has been speculated to be using a lot of cosmetic filler to further plump up her amazing, high cheekbones.

The best cosmetic fillers for super volume in the face, include Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane:

"Restylane® and Perlane® are cosmetic fillers that are injected into areas of decreased volume that show up in your face over time due to aging, smoking and the effects of gravity and sun. These fillers are hydrophilic and the purpose is to add volume, thus diminishing or almost completely eliminating fine lines and wrinkles. These techniques are also used in conjunction with plastic facial surgery. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body and provides volume and fullness in the skin."--plastic surgery website.

Whatever both women are doing to stay forever young ...we applaud them. We think they look great, and certainly, NOT overdone.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Heidi and Mel B Try To Get The Tired Out With Eye Pads

Well, if eye gel pads are good enough for 2 of television's prettiest judges, then maybe these will work for all of us!

The gorgeous 'America's Got Talent' duo were fooling around with spa beauty treatments, and decided to show the world how they get the tired out.

Check out their Instagram pic.

Mel B + Heidi still look gorgeous even without makeup.

Gel eye pads work by firming and smoothing the oh-s-o-delicate eye area in a matter of minutes. Even celebrities suffer from over-worked, tired eyes.

We're not sure what name of gel eye pads Mel B + Heidi are wearing here, but we've found a great brand to try:

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Gel Pads ($30). These little gel pads improve circulation, de-puff eyes + firm up skin in just 10 minutes.

Eye gel pads are what we call a quick beauty fix.

Here's what one customer review says about Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Gel Pads:

"Try 30 minutes before you land when you have to fly the red-eye
In the morning when your eyes look tired, and/or puffy
At night when you're getting ready to go out
Wish I could afford to use them whenever I want."

Monday, August 26, 2013

Miley Cyrus Cavorts Desperately On Stage But At Least Her Brows Look Great

What can we say. We are not here to judge. Let's put it this way:

Miley Cyrus' raunchy performance at the 2013 VMAs will NOT soon be forgotten.

Now as an artist, that can be good-----or that can be bad. Not sure how this will all work out for the very young star.

Do we blame Robin Thicke, who should know better?

He's so darn sexy, we have trouble scolding him for anything....

But there was a bright spot for 20-year-old Miley.

We thought her brows looked beautiful. Whoever did the makeup, was spot-on.

Okay....we could do without the tongue shot, but you can see pretty close to perfect eyebrows.

The eyes look very nice with minimal cosmetics except for some gorgeous, long lashes.

And the bold red lip balances the look.

The hair?

Well, the pop star now misses her longer locks, but we think she can rock this silliness just fine at the tender age of 20. She says she's trying grow her hair out.

How to fake thicker brows?

A professional makeup artist would be nice. But you could also try this nifty brow helper:

The TouchBack BrowMarker ($19.95). "Lasts all day, won't rub off. Enhances thin brows. Blends stray grays."

The tip is so ultra-fine, you can actually draw on individual hairs. This lets your faux thick brows look natural--all blended in....Er...blurred lines, so to speak.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Jessica Alba Shops California Target In Style

Great wide-brimmed black summer hat, simple black tank top, chic black sandals and comfy rolled cuff boyfriend jeans.

That's what glam mom-of-2, Jessica Alba, put on for a shopping trip to a California Target department store in Westwood yesterday.

We LOVE this effortless look.

Jessica knows how to rock great accessories.

In this case---that cute summer hat.

The movie star was shopping with cutie-pie daughters Honor + Haven, along with a friend.

You, too, can copy Jessica's style:

We found a pair of boyfriend jeans from GAP (on sale for $48.96).

And a classic black stretch tank from OldNavy ($8, only).

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Lady Gaga Prepares For Sunday's VMAs: Is She Fashion Icon-Worthy?

Okay....Please forgive us....But we are plain tired of all these Lady Gaga costumes + wigs.

Take a look at the super talent strolling along the streets of New York City earlier today, heading to the recording studios in preparation of Sunday night's VMA show.

Is she fashion icon-worthy? Really now....Aren't you bored with Gaga's theatrics?

Is this attractive?

We don't get it. Maybe we are just too old.

The 27-year-old mega pop star has been cited often for being a fashion-forward original.

Vogue mag has featured her a number of times, and stylish celebrities have applauded Gaga's uniqueness for a while now:

Donatella Versace LOVES Lady Gaga and believes the star has the power to influence a generation.

"I'm sure that, if Gianni were still alive, he would have been a huge fan of hers," Donatella said.

And Sarah Jessica Parker has given Gaga compliments, too:

The glam actress believes they 'have very different silhouettes' but admits she admires 'her aesthetic choices.'

Alright, little monsters, you tell us.

Is Lady Gaga Fashion Icon-Worthy?

We say, NO!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Victoria Beckham Debuts new Fall Jeans---From Skinny To Flare

Victoria Beckham.

Well, we happen to like her. Plus--we LOVE her clothing line, and a lot of stylish celebrities would agree.

Now check out VB's fall jeans collection. She's got plenty of cuts and washes. Here are just a couple:

Victoria Beckham Flare ($295)

Victoria Beckham Superskinny ($275)
Not the cheapest jeans on the market, but Victoria Beckham designs excellent quality clothing. Check out the ever-chic VB herself, poured into her own skinnies: Would you wear a pair from Victoria Beckham's new jeans collection?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Elizabeth Hurley: Stunning At 48 With Minimal Wrinkles

We saw a very recent snapshot of British beauty Elizabeth Hurley. We've always been a big fan of hers. She's just stunning. Period.

And at 48-years-old, well, girlfriend looks amazing! We enjoyed noticing, if we can use that verb, that the English actress has a few crow's feet.

Our eyes age particularly fast, because the skin around and under them is dry, delicate + very thin. So thin, about 4X thinner than anywhere else on the face. Now that should frighten us all!

So, at 48, we would argue that EVERYONE, no matter how gorgeous, is apt to see a few crow's feet...And some women see them much sooner, if we can single out, beautiful Heidi Klum.

Yes, if you smoke, you will usually develop crow's feet quicker than non-smokersHeidi + Elizabeth are smokers. But.....we all get these pesky lines around the outer eyes + under as we age.

One clever trick...Try a cat eye, which extends the eyeliner above +beyond the shape of the natural eye. It will blend in with the crow's and mask them a bit. We do that....

Also....PLEASE... invest in an eye cream, which is specially formulated to target that dry, delicate area of skin.

Estee Lauder has a wonderful eye cream called Advanced Night Repair Eye ($55). It's a silky serum-gel.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Taylor Swift: Blonde, Bangs, Layered Hairstyle...And Oh Yeah...Those Red Lips!

Singing superstar Taylor Swift has made her bangs + a new sleek, layered hairstyle her signature look.

Don't forget....those glam red lips, too!

We like the face-framing layers she has recently added to her long, straight hair. Can you say, gorgeous! We also like the side part with the blunt bangs and layers that hug the cheekbones down to the neck. We are also loving the soft, ashy blonde shade.

For years, the 23-year-old talent wore her mane in a very curly do.

But she has definitely grown-up, and has shown the world her beauty + style sophistication.

Taylor has always nailed it on the red carpet, and lately, the award-winning singer has really developed such polish.

She knows what works for her classic features and slender, tall figure.

Taylor is also a savvy, young businesswoman. Take a look at her 3rd + latest new fragrance:
Taylor by Taylor Swift ($49.50, at

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Critics Say Gisele Not Pretty Enough But Tops Forbes' Highest Paid Models List Once Again

Mention the name, Gisele Bundchen, and some eyes roll.

Gisele seems to have a lot of haters, and many of them appear to be other women. Why? We're not sure.

Maybe because she is married to hunky Patriots quarterback Tom Brady?

Well, that wouldn't be the sole reason.

The Brazilian beauty is a very wealthy woman who is paid for her looks. Period.

And there are a number of people who don't believe that Gisele is pretty enough to model.
Today, Forbes magazine has announced that Gisele Bundchen has once again.....topped the highest paid model in the world list for the 7th year-in-a-row!

The sexy 33-year-old mother-of-two laughed all the way to the bank, earning $42 million in the fiscal year ending June 2013.

So, haters...Hate if you will, but Gisele probably doesn't care.

We find it refreshing that Gisele has a bigger nose, and that her features aren't so perfectly balanced.

Should European-type faces be deemed inferior?

For instance, why is the Christie Brinkley look STILL the gold standard in our country + culture?

It's pretty pathetic when haters applaud the iconic model, Christie, and then put down her exotic-looking daughter Alexa, claiming the younger didn't inherit the looks from her mother. As if Alexa's unique beauty is somehow less acceptable.
Just our humble opinion. We think there's plenty of room in the world for those who look like Gisele and Alexa.

Don't you?

Check out Gisele's Twitter page.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Burt's Bees Natural Lip Gloss: Keeping The Spotlight On Your Smile

Lip gloss is fun.

When it's light,  sheer , colorful + shiny, it's always a treat to add to your lip stash.

And Burt's Bees has introduced a collection of  12 new, natural lip glosses to keep you looking pretty into the Fall.

We like Burt's Bees Natural lip gloss in Spring Splendor ($9, at
This is a lovely shade with a subtle shimmer. Nothing loud or too goopy about this gloss.

It's also moisturizing, infused with sunflower + olive oils.

If you're on the hunt for a new lip gloss with a hydrating, weightless feeling to it, that brightens your complexion and smile, try the new Burt's Bees Natural lip gloss collection.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Getting Every Last Precious Drop---Try MakeupMiser To Scoop It Out!

You know you've done it.....Maybe you won't admit it....but we've done it..... Squeeze EVERY last precious drop of makeup or beauty cream out of an 'ill-fitting bottle.'

Thank goodness a very smart woman has come to the beauty rescue! Michelle C. Phillips, a licensed esthetician, has created the Makeup Miser.

It's a little kit containing 3 flexible, usable spatulas in 3 convenient sizes. These clever little beauty scoopers can dig deep around the sides + bottoms of all kinds of makeup + skin care bottles to retrieve EVERY drop + millimeter volume of your favorite products.

How many times have you contorted tubes in every which way, or even broken bottles/jars to get those final few drops of product?

Our expensive tube of Retin-A was down to its last amount. We cut below the tube's screw cap and carefully inserted the MakeupMiser to scoop up a generous amount of dwindling Retin-A.

These beauty spatulas REALLY work. We also used the long handle of the MakeupMiser to retrieve an expensive body wash, settled at the bottom of an oddly-shaped bottle.

Let's face products can be expensive, or can come packaged in ridiculously-shaped bottle/jars/tubes, and you know by looking at them, that you're going to miss the entire contents, because you can't get every drop out.

MakeupMiser is a super invention. Period. And for LESS than $15, you'd be a fool not to try out these handy spatulas. Check them out here.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Looking For A Tinted Sunscreen With A Strong SPF? We've Got One!

Hot, humid weather does a number on our complexions. And if you're wearing makeup on a very muggy day, well, we don't have to remind you that there's nothing pretty about that.

Some women feel like they've got a mask on, because foundations can appear heavy. And yet---most of us really want the protection from the sun. Well, we might have an answer....

How about a cc cream?

That's right...the Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Skin Care Company is proud of its new complexion corrector product made with the Amazonian super berry--Camu Camu, which happens to have 30 times the Vitamin C of an orange. And we know how precious Vitamin C is for the skin.
The CC Cream has been out for about 3 months now. And we like what we see:

What's not to love?

PTR's CC Cream offer lots of benefits in the way of a tinted, anti-aging sunscreen. And it looks like foundation. Too bad, the cream only comes in 3 shades: light to medium. medium to tan. deep.

You can buy CC Cream here at sephora, $48.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Super Pretty Phillip Lim Handbags At Accessible, Affordable Target For Fall

A very nice-looking Phillip Lim handbag for ONLY $20-$50?? it's faux leather....So what? You're still getting gorgeous style from Phillip Lim himself.

In just a few weeks, Target will be selling his cheaper bags.

And that's a good thing, because some of us maybe can't pony up the $995 for a Phillip Lim original leather bag.

Hey....these handbags look great. Take a peek below:

We fancy that stunning cognac number....right there, on the bottom left.

Even Lindsay Lohan is eyeing that Target bag. She has a new website, aptly called,

Yes, Lilo has her own site, fresh from rehab and a recent interview with Oprah.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker's Smile Glows With Acai Berry Whitening Toothpaste

SJP is a fashion goddess. From her head to her toes. Sarah Jessica Parker always hits the right note.

And when it comes to her pretty smile, the popular actress reaches for the Glo. At least that's what US magazine claims.

It's called---GLO- Whitening Antioxidant Toothpaste ($6, for a small 1.5 oz. tube, at Sephora).

Some of you might believe that SJP actually has porcelain veneers. Well, probably 90% of Hollywood's finest secretly wear veneers.

We can't tell if those are SJP's natural teeth. Her smile looks it to us.

But remember, ALL teeth require toothpaste and brushing for a continued healthy smile. Plus---toothpaste also removes stains + plaque.

Even veneers, as white as they are, can lose their high-wattage glow, so a toothpaste like GLO can also help those with a cosmetically-enhanced smile, too.

So---what's in GLO?

Acai-infused berry beads.

Here's how the GLO website describes their special whitening toothpaste:
Introducing a revolutionary, multifunctional toothpaste combining the power of antioxidants, vitamins and CoQ10 with natural whitening silicates for lasting results and a brighter, healthier smile.  
The rich acai-pomegranate-blueberry formula freshens breath while fluoride prevents tooth decay. 

Unique micro-encapsulations burst as you brush, releasing active antioxidants and vitamins for a healthy mouth.
Hey, for $6, we would try a small tube.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Lily Collins' Bushy Brows Are A Beauty Plus!

Lily Collins is a delicate, pretty actress, except for her bold, thick brows.

But her eyebrows are so attractive, people fall in LOVE with them. And we must agree, not since a very young Brooke Shields, have we seen brows get so much attention.

And let's be honest, Lily's brows are SPECTACULAR! She recently told Chelsea Handler that her brows even have their own twitter account. Check it out here.

If you're looking to grow brows like Lily's, well, you're out of luck. A dose of DNA determines how thick your brows will be.

Of course, plucking or waxing too much can damage the follicles. This obsession will really ruin your eyebrows and further thin them out. so----DON'T mess with your brows too much.

The 24-year-old star once told Glamour magazine that she's accepted her signature look: "

"Big brows weren't the look in L.A., where I grew up. But my mom instilled in me that it's the quirky things that make you beautiful."

Always listen to your mama, Lily, because she's right!

If you aren't blessed with bold, thick brows, you can pencil or powder them. A lot of women do, so it's not a bad thing to do. It just takes some practice to make the brows look natural.

Brow expert, Anastasia has a cool gel you can try for great-looking brows, too:

AnastasiaTintedBrowGel ($22, at This easy-to-use wand gives your brows a little color for definition and controls their shape. comes in Blonde. Brunette. Caramel. Espresso. and Granite.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Kerry Washington's Perfect Hair: The Mousse That Does It!

Gorgeous 'Scandal' star Kerry Washington, has the hair we all want. It's healthy, thick and can be fixed into ANY style.

And the actress likes playing with the trends.

These are just 3 dos that Kerry has hit the red carpet in.

Photo 2 has shown the star most recently, at the Teen Choice 2013 Awards.

To give your locks the body, oomph + control, try the styling mousse Kerry Washington uses, according to US magazine.

Celebrity stylist Larry Sims applies this to Kerry's fab mane:

Schwarzkopf Got2b 2Sexy Mousse ($5.99, at

Monday, August 12, 2013

Women Like Choice----Especially All The Hair Trends For Fall 2013

Hey, ladies....please don't complain... There are LOTS of ways to wear your hair for Fall 2013. And we're just showing you a handful.

We've been seeing the ponytail all over the place...and some of you aren't even aware how fashionable the simple style is.

For fall 2013, try the LOW pony. You don't have to wear it this severely. Just keep it down by the nape of your neck. So sleek + classic!
At Bottega Veneta, it was all about the volume + mass. Here, you can see the model has some major mane by the jaw. The style was purposely left straight at the top 3 inches and then pin-curled for the volume.

How about trying  the side faux bang. At Reem Acra, the models worked the catwalk with long strands sweeping across the forehead.

And then again, there is ALWAYS the wet look, girls.

We're on the fence about this one. But, the wet look lets you forget about a bad fly-away hair day.

There it is below at the Robert Cavalli show.

To see more hair styles for autumncheck out Harper's Bazaar Fall 2013 hair Trend Report.