Saturday, November 30, 2013

Kate Looks Great With Fave, Cheap Drugstore, Brown Eyeshadow Quad

Most people admire blonde beauty Kate Upton for her sexy model curves.

But did you ever notice her pretty eyes?
Let's be honest, models have access to some of the most expensive + amazing cosmetics around.

But would you believe that the all-American beauty has been wearing the SAME brown eye shadow quad for almost 10 years now?!

OK magazine says that Kate has been addicted to ColorStay's Decadent 16-Hour Eye Shadow Quad since junior high.

"I always use Revlon eye shadow," the model says. "It's a brown 4-square palette compact that I've been using since the seventh grade."

We found Kate's great quad for just $7.99 at CVS.

As Cindy Crawford, another supermodel once suggested--- BROWN is your best makeup friend:

"It's less harsh than black, it goes with everything, and it's impossible to mess up. For day, I do variations of brown shadow, either matte or shimmer," Cindy said.

Then brown eye shadow is a no-brainer, ladies.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Grey Skinny Jeans Are The Hot Trend: Gisele + Kim Know

Skinny jeans are here to stay. And grey is the HOT trend.

Just watch celebrities like Gisele Bundchen + Kim Kardashian. They have been photographed a number of times in the classic neutral.

Gotta LOVE a grey rinse! You can go light like Kim's or charcoal grey like Gisele's.

Plus, putting on grey sets a different look than every day blue denim.

We think grey skinny jeans give off an edgy style. And apparently both Sarah Jessica Parker + Nicky Hilton agree.


You can easily copy the celebrity grey skinny jeans look, and on the cheap, too.

Look at the pair we found at the 15DollarStore.

Yeah....$15 for VELVET HEART Grey Faded Whiskered Stretch Skinny Jeans. These retail for $118!

These are HOT in a light, grey wash--just like Kim K's pair.

Will you go grey this winter?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Need A Better Facial Cleanser? Try Rice --It's Nice!

What would rice and all its starch have to do with softer, healthier skin?


According to the Juara skin care company, rice can do this for you:

"Rice starch, known for its soothing and softening properties, helps prevent moisture loss by enhancing the skin's protective barrier. Also rich in amino acids and proteins naturally found in rice.".

Juara makes a wonderful Rice Facial Cleanser for $25. It's a gentle foaming cleanser that can swiftly rinse away stale makeup + debris, while at the same time, help skin LOCK IN moisture. Plus, it's great for ALL skin types.

Rice water rinses have been around for a very long time in Asia. For centuries,  women there have been using rice water for healthy, glowing skin and hair.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Miranda Kerr's Soft Skin Secret? Rosehip Body Oil

Miranda Kerr has to have an exquisite body because she's a famous Victoria's Secret model. That's a no-brainer.

So, that means the glam mom to little Flynn must be in top, fit shape. Plus, that also includes having touchable, soft skin.

Miranda's secret?

KORA Organics Luxurious Rosehip Body Oil ($55.05, at

Miranda is a smart cookie, having launched her KORA cosmetics line in 2009.

The Aussie beauty also ranked 2nd in Forbes magazine's World's Highest-Paid Models of 2013. The VS angel took home a pretty haul of $7.2 million this year.

Wow...Who needs Orlando Bloom?

But, Miranda tells Cosmopolitan mag that her hubby (soon to be ex) Orlando loved to steal one of her fave beauty pleasures:

The KORA Luxurious Rosehip Body Oil.

We don't blame him.

So---how do you use rosehip oil?

Here's Miranda's advice:

"For the ultimate bath experience put a few drops of KORA Organics Luxurious Rosehip Body Oil into the bath to create a super moisturising bath experience. Alternatively, for a great after shower or after bath experience, warm several drops of this delicate, luxurious oil in the palms of the hands and rub all over the body into moistened skin. An essential multi-purpose, nourishing body oil designed to hydrate and illuminate the skin."

Monday, November 25, 2013

Bombshell Blonde Hair Ruled The AMA Red Carpet

Maybe Kim Kardashian is on to something.

Bombshell blonde hair is a HOT, sizzling`trend, at least in Hollywood on the red carpet.

For proof, just take a look at the American Music Awards(AMA) last evening. We saw a lot of bottled blonde locks with tell-tale dark roots showing.

And it all looked sexy. We're singling out Ciara and her brand new blonde bob. Check out her glam gown!

Then there is Aubrey O'Day, looking very Kim K in an extreme, peek-a-boo red dress.

And Versace's new muse, Lady Gaga, looking definitely Donatella-chic.

Last, but certainly NOT least, Christina Aguilera with her trademark Monroe bleached beauty. Just a platinum dream. And her new body is killer!
If you wish to keep up the bombshell blonde beauty, be prepared to pay a lot for the maintenance.

To see more platinum heads from the AMAs, click here!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christie Brinkley Offers Supermodel Hair With New Synthetic Extensions Line

It's hard to find anything wrong with Christie Brinkley's all-American blonde beauty.

She even has perfect hair.

Or does she?

We were actually stunned to learn that the ageless supermodel REALLY wears hair extensions.

She just launched a line of Christie Brinkley Hair2Wear Clip-In Extensions(synthetic) and admitted putting on 16-inch clip-in hair extensions almost every day.

To add INSTANT volume,  body + highlights to her thinning mane.

Well, let's be reasonable here, Christie is 59-years-old! OMG! Doesn't look it, darn her,

"I think of it as a choice. Do I want to put in the time or do I just want to put in the hair? Literally, it's just click, click, click," Christie told HuffPostStyle.

Her new hair2wear line also features wigs, hairpieces, wraps and ponytails.

Take a peek at the Hair2Wear Christie Brinkley Collection.

It will cost you $49 for a Christie's 16-inch extension. And by the way, the entire 11-shade, 16-inch extensions selection appears to be SOLD OUT at the moment.

Well, if you want 16-inch long supermodel hair, you will just have to wait until the company re-stocks.


Whatever she is doing, it's amazing.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Salma Hayek Fights Cellulite With A $6 Beauty Tool

No one would argue that movie star Salma Hayek has a toned, taut, incredible body.

And she's letting us all know that she also fights cellulite, the dimpled, lumpy fat that affects most women on their thighs, behind, and even on the belly + arms.

If you do the research, you will see the science spell it out quite clearly:

There is absolutely NO way to get rid of cellulite permanently.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is this:
We CAN reduce the appearance of cellulite and STOP further cellulite advancement.

So, how do glam celebs like Salma Hayek fight cellulite?

By revving up the skin's circulation.

This is what Salma recently told US magazine:

"I love dry-brushing before showers. It's a great way to stimulate blood circulation and get rid of dead skin cells."

Where do you get a cellulite dry-brush?

Try an invigorating bamboo bristle bath brush at ecotools. And check out the CHEAP price---just $5.99!

Rub the brush in round circles across the cellulite target areas.

Then jump into the shower and let the water do the rest!

You will feel + see a difference.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Beverly Hills Housewife Kyle Richards Has One Beauty Tip For Amazing Hair

Beverly Hills Housewife and reality star Kyle Richards has very enviable hair. And as usual, women want to know if that is ALL her real hair?! Or are those very expensive hair extensions?

The gorgeous 44-year-old mom of 4 daughters has stated before, that those shiny, healthy brunette locks are definitely all her natural hair.

And we will take her at her word.

Let's face it.....Kyle has super long hair. Not every gal can pull that off. But that is her signature glam look, and that is one, healthy head of beautiful hair.

Two years ago, the Beverly Hills housewife claimed it was Pantene's shampoo + conditioners that gave her this glossy mane.

But now Kyle says it's hair supplements that are the key. And she carries them in her bag at ALL times, she tells US magazine:

"My Nourage hair-care vitamins are heavy, but I don't care! After I had my kids, my hair was breaking off, but these have made a huge difference."

We believe her. Hair pills CAN work.

Nourage supplements can help women going through various stages of life:

Weight Loss

Protein Deficiency

Check out the Nourage website here to learn more.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Celebs Get Sexy In Red Lace Dolce & Gabbana: Copy The Look For Less!

Tis the season.....because the color RED is, well, RED HOT.

Make yours RED LACE, and you're right in step with beautiful celebrities getting sexy in delicious Dolce & Gabbana dresses.

Let's take a quick peek at D&G's Fall 2013 red lace runway brigade!

So lovely!

Now let's look at the glam celebrities turning heads in RED Lace----
Monica Bellucci.
Julia Roberts. Miranda Kerr.
Jessica Chastain:
You don't have to spend a few thousand $$$$ on a red lace Dolce & Gabbana dress. Hey, it would be REALLY nice if you can, but it's OKAY to COPY the red HOT look:

Try That's right.

We found a bunch of ravishing, red lace dresses for LESS than $50:

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bellamy Young's Favorite First Lady Lip Color: Scandal, Of Course!

If you watch the hugely popular ABC hit series on Thursday evenings,  at 10PM, then you know television's star Bellamy Young. She, of course, plays Scandal's First Lady, Mellie Grant.

The 43-year-old brunette shares one of her beauty tips with Us Weekly magazine. And it all comes down to owning a great lip gloss.

Belamy's choice:

NARS Scandal lip gloss at ($25).

What's so incredible about the shade, Scandal?

It's simple:

"I was drawn to NARS' Scandal lip gloss. It's the most wearable color ever. Kismet!"

We like the color, Scandal, on the pretty Scandal star.

She wears it well!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dark Undereye Circles: Even Glamorous Celebrities Have Them

Even if your complexion is flawless, you STILL need to add a bit of concealer UNDER the eyes to balance out skin tone. That's what famous makeup artist Sandy Linter has told us .

We've written several beauty posts about dark circles, bags and hiding these very common imperfections with concealer. Hey, glamorous celebrities battle dark under eye circles, too.

No, it isn't easy choosing the perfect under eye makeup to soften the bad parts, but the general makeup rule applies:

"Pick an under eye concealer that is one shade LIGHTER than your natural skin tone."

And blend, blend, blend!

Here are 3 famous women who have gone makeup-free, and showed the world their dark circles:

Model Adriana Lima

Actress Eva Mendes

Reality Star Kim Kardashian
We prefer liquid concealer and wrote about this recently in a Nov. 10th BeautyTipToday article.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Angelina Jolie Hits Red Carpet With Super Smooth Face And One Bulging Vein

A lot of Angelina Jolie fans are not only concerned about the beautiful star's extremely thin appearance, but about a so-called bulging vein crossing the middle of her wrinkle-free forehead.

R-E-L-A-X, everyone!

The Oscar winner was being celebrated with the prestigious Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2013 Governors Awards in Hollywood last Friday.

And although looking very skinny, the gorgeous movie star was dressed to the nines in a flowing back lacy gown with a small train.

Angelina showed off her stunning features with a simple, chic chignon hairstyle and sexy, cat-eye makeup. Her face was super smooth and without a fine line or crease to be seen anywhere.

But there was one tiny, er...imperfection-----a noticeable bulging vein crossing the middle of her forehead.

So------what is that?

Don't worry. It's probably from the Botox injections.

No, we CANNOT prove that the actress is getting Botox cosmetic injections, but a bulging vein on the forehead, along with very smooth skin and a shiny forehead are usually dead give-aways.

Check out the actress' memorable speech here.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Khloe K. Odom Shows Off Bottled Blonde Locks Like Sister Kim

We're on the fence about this brand new beauty look for the youngest K-sister Khloe Kardashian Odom.

Khloe has gone and pulled a trick out of the Kim K hat----being blonde.

Maybe it's her very bold red lip that is just too extreme.

What do you think?

We know that Khloe has the lightest locks of ALL the siblings, and that she would dye her hair dark to try and match the raven manes of Kim + Kourtney. So, that would mean, that Khloe would look the most natural with lighter hair, but this blonde shade isn't doing it for us.

We don't adore Kim's shade of blonde, either.

When you go blonde, it all comes down to skin tone. And we don't think that either stylist has nailed an attractive look for the matching K-sisters.

Having said that, Khloe who's been busy traveling the globe to promote the sisters' Kardashian clothing line, looked gorgeous recently in a black lace jumpsuit while out in London.

To copy Khloe's beauty style, take a peek at her makeup artist's website---TroyJensen.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Want Smaller Pores? Then Try This Facial Cleanser For Less Than $8!

We had recently run out of facial cleanser. It wasn't a fancy brand, but we were looking for the next cleanser to really improve our complexion. That's when we found Neutrogena Pore Refining Daily Cleanser for LESS than $8.00!

And we're NEVER looking back. This stuff rocks!

This fresh-smelling cleanser is a GREAT one. It's supposed to help your pores look "visibly smaller week after week." That's because this pore refining formula is made with alpha and beta hydroxyl ingredients. The smooth cleanser feels heavenly on your face + neck, as it knocks away dead skin cells, brightening up skin tone and giving you a mini peel EACH time you use it.

We promise you, this is an effective skin care product. Plus it wears the well-respected Neutrogena label. And it fights acne + break-outs.

Honestly, for $7.49, we didn't think a cheap drugstore product could perform like this, but we were wrong. We have spent much more for facial cleansers in the past, that promised to do this or that, and did very little.

So, we are proud to name the brand, and this's Neutrogena. Try this. Your complexion will GLOW.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Khloe + Kourtney Both Wow In Kardashian Kollection Lace Jumpsuit

Khloe, Kourtney + Kim.

Some folks are just plain tired of the K-sisters + everything Kardashian, but the reality star trio keep laughing all the way to the bank.

The sisters have recently launched television ads for their new items from the Kardashian Kollection for Sears. And last night, youngest sis Khloe went across the pond to debut the Kardashian Kollection for Lipsy in London.

Khloe slipped into one of the collection's sexiest pieces:

a black lace jumpsuit.

We LIKE this number Plus it looks gorgeous on tall + curvy Khloe to petite + tiny Kourtney.

Unfortunately, we CANNOT find the K-sisters' black lace jumpsuit at Sears at the moment. It retails for $160. It is featured at the Sears website in the promo cover page, but that's it.

We believe this glam piece is ONLY available through the Lipsy collaboration at this time.

Check out the Kardashian Kollection commercial for Sears here.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Can Castor Oil Really Help Your Brows And Lashes Grow Faster Naturally?

We ALWAYS talk about trying to grow thicker, fuller brows in a natural way.

Well, we have found yet another beauty tip for helping brows, plus lashes start sprouting like crazy. will take weeks for the results to show up, but this popular + exotic YouTube sensation swears this stuff works!!

Her name is Farah Dhukai. We just happened to stumble on to her YouTube site a few months ago. And we are now a big fan of this Indian beauty expert.

She is quite striking with glossy, long, dark hair + eyes. She is often asked about her ethnic background. Farah explains it like this:

"I get asked this all the time haha ok technically, I’m Indian. My parents and their parents and so on were all born and raised in East Africa. My mom’s side is from Tanzania and my dads side is from Uganda. If you go back in time then we originate from Kutch, India. So, I like to say I’m East African Indian."

To get killer brows + lashes, you will only need 2 things:

1. a bottle of cold-pressed castor oil.
2. a lash/brow comb
That's it....And, a bit of patience.

According to Farah, this is a beauty ritual to be done at nighttime before heading to sleep. She says that castor oil is an amazing, pure oil, full of  Vitamin E and other minerals that increase circulation to the hair follicles, stimulating healthy growth
Take a look at Farah's YouTube demo here.

We're trying Farah's Indian beauty secret, too!

Keeping our fingers crossed for good luck!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Manicures 101: Lacquer VS. Polish--There Is A Difference

When writing about manicures + pedicures, we have often swapped the words 'lacquer' for 'polish.' But we have since learned, that "One of these two is not like the other."

Lacquer VS. Polish----There IS a difference. But does it matter which finish you choose for a great-looking mani?

Let's take a further look.

Nail professional Pattie Yankee gives these tips in the current issue of InStyle Beauty 2013:

Nail polish will always dry quicker. Polish is formulated with more solvents, the reason for the fast action.

Nail lacquer is an enamel. It contains more pigments. That allows for a smoother coverage, just at a slower rate.

So, we suppose it's really a matter of choice.

Try OPI Classic Nail Lacquer
here  ($9.00).

Or, try  Essie Nail Polish. This is also available at ULTA ($8.50).