Sunday, August 31, 2014

Living On The Edge: Bold Statement Necklace Adds Wow Factor!

The statement necklace isn't going anywhere soon. In fact, bib-style jewelry is HOT on trend for Fall 2014.

We "heart" Beyonce's statement necklace with loads of chains + charms, white tank and jeans. Can you say SEXY?!
You don't have to spend hundreds for a great-looking statement necklace. We found lots of them to choose from. And most are UNDER $15. Can't beat the rock-bottom price!

Why the bib-style statement necklace?

It showers all the attention on you, and in a good way.

Take a look at this elegant + edgy Layered Rhinestone Necklace from Forever21

This bold beauty is only $13.90. We want this one! In fact, we are going to buy it.

It features a vintage-inspired necklace, which combines layered chains + rhinestone trim.
Burnished finish
Lobster clasp
Medium weight
Chain length: 16.5"

And an edgy statement necklace with some weight + heavy armor looks amazing with a simple button down white shirt or white tee.

It's all you need for a great look, whether it's in the office or hanging out at home, a striking necklace speaks fashion volumes.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

It's Nicely Nude Nails For Fall 2014: Palest Pink Works, Too

If you watched the 2014 Emmy Awards last Monday evening, then you might have noticed understated manicures.

That's right. Celebrities like glamorous model Heidi Klum were showing off pretty dresses (this one by pal Zac Posen), and the hot trend for Fall 2014:

Nude nails or pale pink nails or a combo of both.

To copy Heidi's nude nails try OPI's China Glaze, a creamy, chic nude ($8.11).

If you prefer a bit more color, another runway look for Fall 2104 featured Essie's Mademoiselle, a classic, pale pink ($8.50).

At Alexander Wang's Fall 2014 show, Michelle Saunders for Essie created a chalky, soft beige combo, by painting one coat of Mademoiselle (a natural pink) and one coat of Sand Tropez (a latte color) on top.

Will you try the nude nail or pink nail trend this autumn?

Heidi Klum makes it look tres elegant!

Friday, August 29, 2014

How To Get DWTS Erin Andrews Beach-y Gisele Hair Now!

Erin Andrews is gearing up for another season of "Dancing with the Stars." The ballroom hostess is also gracing the cover of Health magazine's September issue.

Erin always looks so glam, whether it's on the football field or the dance floor.

And we all LOVE her pretty Gisele hair! So healthy, so highlighted + so full of volume.

So, is it all her crowning glory?

Well, er, most of it. Look at the Twitter pic she posted following a Red Sox walk-off win, when she got drenched in Gatorade last October.

Yup. That is some of the gorgeous sports personality's locks. She tweeted the photo to her adoring fans.

We think Erin has a wonderful sense of humor, because most famous women do NOT readily admit to hair extensions.

She has often been asked how she gets those Gisele Bundchen beach-y waves. She once revealed this to Allure magazine:

"I'm obsessed with dry shampoo. I hate washing my hair every day, and even when it is washed, I ask my people to dirty it up. I use the Redken texturizing spray. I've also been using Kérastase moisturizing shampoo and conditioner lately, since my hair is always getting blown out and dried and curled."

Try a bottle here. We found a new version by the Redken company:

Redken Fashion Waves 07 Texturizing Sea Spray 8.5fl oz at Amazon for $13.47.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hitting The Sun On Labor Day Weekend? Cameron Diaz Loves Powder Sunscreen

Cameron Diaz admits she's taken in a lot of sun during her 41 years now (turns 42 on August 30). Let's face it, she IS the ultimate California girl.

And she's STILL hitting the sand + surf and having a great time, like many of us will be doing this long, Labor Day weekend.

Cameron Diaz appears to have fair skin, so she is quick to avoid the burn by playing safe.

She tells InStyle magazine that her favorite sunscreen is:

Coloscience Sunforgettable Mineral Powder Sunscreen ($62).

It would appear that a powder sunscreen might be defenseless against the powerful + damaging UVA/UVB rays, but not a problem for this unique product.

It works by providing weightless, sheer coverage, 80 mins. of  water resistance and a natural-looking foundation.

And if it can deliver protection to Cameron Diaz's very light complexion, then it must be a sound beauty product, because she could burn very easily.

So, have fun wherever you might be headed this holiday weekend, but PLEASE don't forget to toss the sunscreen in your bag!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Got Zits and School Has Started? Try New Biore Charcoal Cleanser

We often get requests for facial cleansers that REALLY do the job. And since many of you are now returning to college, high school and the like, you want those ZITS to disappear NOW!

Well, we've found yet another one and this formula contains charcoal.

Oh yeah, charcoal.

Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser has been out for a few months now, but a lot of people are just getting the buzz on this new skin care product.

We found some at Walgreens for $6.79.

Natural charcoal is one of the key ingredients in this unique, charcoal facial cleanser What it does it draw out those nasty impurities + pore-cloggers.

It's a purifying cleanser, and many fans of the product claim it deep cleans really well and leaves your complexion tingling and healthy.

Not EVERY beauty product works for EVERY skin type, so you have to sample several to find the BEST one for you.

And at less than $7, we think this Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser is worth the money to try.

Easy to use, too:

For optimal results use daily. Wet face. Pump cleanser into hands, gently work into a foam. Massage over entire face. Rinse thoroughly.

No one likes to see zits pop up when they have to be somewhere, like the start of school, giving a presentation, or any other public event.

A deep facial cleanser works wonders.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Oh My! It's L'Oreal's New Miss Manga Mascara For Those Doll-Like Lashes!

We've said this before....We are a mascara freak. CANNOT live without this key beauty item. And yeah....we LOVE doll-like lashes.

Welcome to L'Oreal's newest mascara on the beauty block:


Say what? What is a manga?

Don't worry. We had to look up the origin. Apparently, the manga stands for Japanese comics. And female manga eyes are drawn thick + long or as doll-like lashes.

Take a look at an example that we found at WikiHow.

Now it all makes sense. We love the clever advertising by L'Oreal.

And let's face it.....Who doesn't adore big, beautiful dark lashes?

Why is Voluminous Miss Manga different?

It gives you "great volume on the top and bottom. The brush has a 360 degree flexor that helps you build up to 15x the volume in a flash."

Plus the new masacara has gotten great reviews, 3.9* out of 5* so far.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Wigs And Weaves Crown MTV Awards: It's All Good

We still cannot get over Amber Rose's super naughty, flapper's chain-mail dress at last night's MTV Awards.

There was some crazy clothing parading at this annual anything goes affair.

Then there was the HAIR.....And LOTS of LOCKS.

Wigs and weaves....Oh my!

Take a look for yourself.....

1. Solange, possibly paying homage to the great Diana Ross?

2. Ariana Grande with a half-up, half-down style.
3. Rita Ora + Iggy Azalea in blonde ambition.

4. Nicki Minaj in long, romantic ringlets.

5. And Fifth Harmony in just about every weave possible.

The beauty lesson here?

Hair has become an INSTANT fashion accessory.

Change up the color, the length, the texture or the style. It's all good.

To see what TRENDS are hot (haute) for Fall HAIR 2014, check out Harper's Bazaar.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Are You Silly For Septum Rings? Hot Trend Of The Moment

Septum rings.

This example of body piercing has been around for a very long time now. And at the moment, this has sky-rocketed as a HOT trend.

You can FAKE it without the real piercing. There are faux septum rings. That's how Jessica Biel wore hers when she showed up at the 2013 Met Gala's Punk Theme party.

But lots of celebs REALLY withstand the jab + sting!! of a genuine septum piercing...such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga + Scarlett Johansson.

Don't want to make the "hole" commitment?

Then buy a fake septum ring for about $5 at

Are you into the septum rings trend?

Or -Do you only pierce your ears?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Always Glam Rihanna Reaches For Just Lipstick When She Doesn't Want To Try So Hard.....

Don't feel like making a full, beauty effort?

We all have days like those.....But you should wear something BEFORE you head out the door, and we're NOT talking colorless chapstick.

Copy Rihanna.

The mega-star spoke to Elle magazine in their September issue. And this is what she revealed:

Her favorite beauty product: “Lipstick. It draws attention away from any flaws. When someone is wearing lipstick, you just assume they’re wearing a full face of makeup. And guys are stupid–they won’t notice when you’re not.”

Well, Rihanna makes a point. Lipstick delivers an instant pop of color + warmth to the face.

Speaking of pretty, painted lips.....There is also Viva Glam Rihanna by MAC.

..."The pop icon brings a bold look to her fierce new VIVA GLAM campaign, accenting her fearless, confident style with shades of frosted metallic mauve Lipstick and Lipglass, in velvety soft red packaging featuring her signature. Also available, the modern red hues of Rihanna’s original VIVA GLAM collection. Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Rihanna goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS..."

Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick ($16)

Viva Glam Rihanna Tinted Lipglass ($15)
Plus...Rihanna’s cool mauve is Coming Soon.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Want Longer Hair Really Fast? Then Try These 2 Methods....

When you're trying to GROW your hair out, it seems like it takes F-O-R-E-V-E-R....

Today we are looking at Not Your Mother's Way To Grow Leave-In Conditioner. We found a bottle for $7.99 at ULTA.

Will this hair stuff grow you an inch in one week? Probably not.....But it's got some decent ingredients in it, to help srengthen + encourage new, healthy hair growth.

Procapil is the "magic thing" added to Way To Grow.

Procapil has been called a new breakthrough formula that fortifies hair and prevents hair loss naturally. Procapil combines these ingredients:

Vitaminated matrikine with apigenin and oleanolic acid that make up 2 powerful functions that zero in on the main areas of hair loss.

You could also try the Inversion Method to G-R-O-W One Inch of Hair in 7 Days.....Sort of a cult fave method that some people claim REALLY works. Well, it wouldn't hurt to try it.

 You can research it. The Inversion Method for Hair Growth is all over the internet, especially on YouTube. It involves an scalp oil massage and then bending head over for 4 minutes. Do that once a day, for 7 days, once a month.

We had never heard about the inversion method until today, when we began researching the topic of growing longer hair faster.

So, here it is. Check out this YouTube video by Dessy GT.

And good luck growing longer hair faster!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Orange County Housewife Star Heather Dubrow Stays Youthful With Sculptra Injections

We're still reeling after the season finale of the Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo Monday night.

The Dubrow power couple were on fire!

Heather and her plastic surgery husband + "Botched" star Terry went on the attack right after the Beadors. What a loony dinner party that was, all laid out in a fancy, Bali-esque theme at Vicki's palatial estate.

So FUN to watch. In case you missed it, take a look at Doctor Terry try and annihilate David + Shannon here on BRAVO.

Meanwhile.....We thought it was fascinating to learn how the wealthy wife of a well-respected plastic surgeon claims SHE maintains her youthful looks at age 45.

Recently, Heather Dubrow was asked by host Andy Cohen ("Watch What Happens Live") if her husband had ever 'done anything surgically' to her, Terry chimed in:

"I fixed an umbilical hernia on her abdomen after the kids."

The former NY beauty queen added of the procedures she has had:

"I get Botox and I get some Sculptra when I get really thin."

There you have it. Botox cosmetic. Yes, many women + men from around the globe receive these popular injections to halt forehead wrinkles + crow's feet.

But Sculptra?

Heather is admitting to facial filler which Sculptra is, but it is more of a permanent filler which commonly leads to lumps or nodules. And it is difficult to remove if you don't like the results.

Another point, Sculptra takes months to deliver on facial volume. It's a s-l-o-w collagen builder.

Multiple treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, are the norm. Some lucky people respond to a single Sculptra treatment, but 2 or 3 is more typical,

So, why would Heather opt for Sculptra, when hyaluronic fillers like Restylane, Juvederm + Perlane can do the job instantly, and can be reversed if and when something goes wrong.

We will take the Dubrows at their word.

To learn more about the filler Sculptra, check out

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Rihanna Turns Up The Summer Heat In Fab Fuchsia Pink

Remember when Rihanna took home the 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon Award wearing that super naughty, see-through fishnet gown?

Well, Rihanna continues to suck up all the oxygen in the room whenever she appears for a public outing.

Last night in New York City, the mega-star was out and about in a glam, fuchsia-pink dress, with jumbo, silver hoops + bracelets, ultra-long, Cher-like, straight black extensions and sexy, fuchsia-pink lipstick.

We like the look. Rihanna is workin' it, looks confident, and likes breaking the rules.

This is what the singer revealed about her origins in Barbados when she accepted the Fashion Icon award in early June:

"I didn't have a lot of access to fashion." But, she said: "Fashion has always been my defense mechanism."  

Even as a child, she told the crowd, she used to think: "She can beat me, but she can't beat my outfit."

We respect that about Rihanna.

So, let's copy those fab fuchsia-pink lips!

Try this one by Maybelline. It's called, Maybelline® Color Sensational® Vivids Lipcolor in Fuchsia Flash.

We found a tube at Target for $5.59. We think it's a very good match!

Monday, August 18, 2014

People Mag Claims Jennifer Aniston's Super-Toned Arms From Yoga?

We LOVE People magazine, but maybe they should be careful over-exaggerating celebrities' body parts.

Here is the headline today that lured us in to read the article:

Want Jennifer Aniston's Super-Toned Arms? Here's What You Need to Know Straight from Her Yoga Instructor

 And here is the photo that People chose to show off those buff arms:

We think this is a bad photo, or Jennifer Aniston's arms are not that buff.
Here are celebrities with super-toned arms:

We've been told that the absolute BEST way to super-tone arms the quickest, is by fooling around with weights. Even a pair of 5 lb. dumbbells can TONE up the biceps + triceps FAST.  And we have no doubt that lots of yoga can also do great work for the arms, as well.

Read here about Jennifer Aniston's yoga instructor and the positions that give the beloved actress her fit figure.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sexy Sofia Vergara Isn't Wearing Kmart But Still Looking OMG In $58 Dress! we can ALL copy sexy Sofia Vergara style in a $58 red, body-con dress that the TV star appears to have bought online.

Okay...wish we had HER figure, but could this inexpensive, block mesh panel maxi net dress still look gorgeous on every body?

Not so sure. We suppose when you have a tall, slender body blessed with ample curves, then most anything will look AMAZING on you.

There's Sofia at Friday evening's Hollywood Foreign Press Grants Banquet molded into the:

$58 Block Mesh Panel Bodycon Maxi Net Dress Red

The peek-a-boo, clingy maxi dress is from the British online shopping site called MyRevolvingCloset.

No it has NOT sold out yet. In fact, the fancy frock in red is available in these sizes:

UK 8 (US 4)
UK 10 (US 6)
UK 12 (US 8)
UK 14 (US 10)

Now if Kate Middleton were in this cheap, body-con dress, it would SELL OUT immediately. We think it's because of Sofia's exquisite figure. Her body makes that red dress. And few women have that knock-out silhouette, so why bother putting it on?

Will you take a chance and buy the $58 Sofia Vergara red OMG dress?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Do You Have A Haute Hat For Summer, Ladies?

The summer hat can be quite the head-turning accessory. It also serves as a sun protector for the face + neck, eyes and color-treated hair.

Maybe that's why we've been seeing a number of celebrities hangin' out in haute hats this summer.

Take a look at curvy Amber Rose in a grey, t-shirt dress and cool-looking, wide-brimmed hat She looks effortlessly chic.

Then we spot Naya Rivera on parade in sexy black from and all. We are liking the major brim on this black, glam floppy hat. But we are wondering how Naya is standing the 100-degree temps in sunny L.A..

And then of course, we have an angel in our midst. There's Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio exiting the airport looking haute in her haute, ivory hat.

Ladies there are STILL a lot of hot, summer days left. So if you're searching for the perfect haute summer hat, try a few on and then decide.

Macy's has a bunch of them.

We like this one by Nine West, on SALE now for $19.99.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Kiehl's New Micro-Blur Skin Perfector: For Skin Smooth As Glass!

If you're looking to go "pore-less" in the BEST sense of the word, you CAN come pretty close. But let's be truthful here....You CANNOT reduce pore size, but you can make pores appear smaller through some good topical treatments.

And we have found an excellent pore-concealer in Khiel's Micro-Blur Skin Perfector ($35, at Nordstrom's).

It's what you would call an instant skin smoother that HIDES those big, bad pores. Trust us, we have them, too.

What's in Micro-Blur?

A key beauty ingredient known as LHA or Lipo Hydroxy Acid. It's considered the stronger sister of well-known salicylic acid.

Think of it as a mini peel + makeup primer rolled into one. It allows for foundation to glide across the skin, delivering a more flawless complexion. The LHA is a powerful peeler, able to exfoliate 6 times MORE than salicylic acid.

That means smoother skin by by removal of dead skin cells.

Micro-Blur has a nice, light formula and easy to use:

"Pat it on gently. Allow it to set. Then apply foundation and a small dusting of powder."

YouTube sensation Wayne Goss gives Khiel's Micro-Blur the big thumbs up. Check out his demo right here.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Jessica Chastain: Her Trademark Red Lipstick Beauty Trick

We are lovin' Jessica Chastain's blunt bangs. She debuted them via Instagram back in June. And she's still wearing the fringe, so she must like them. too.

Meantime, we also adore the star's gorgeous red locks, sprinkle of freckles and that lovely, matte red lip that has become her red carpet trademark.

We did a little digging and found out her red lipstick beauty secret.

Jessica spoke to India Vogue magazine recently, and talked about that pretty, scarlet pout:

Jessica's Signature Red Lip

"[I wear] YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats lipstick in No 203 (Rouge Rock). Exfoliate your lips with a soft toothbrush and put on lip balm. Do the rest of your face, wipe off the balm, swipe on red lipstick and blot with a tissue. No liner. It's so easy that I'll wear it to the grocery store."

Yves Saint Laurent

Okay, maybe NOT the cheapest lipstick out there, but Yves St. Laurent means luxury in every product they create, so YSL makeup is a winner + celebrity favorite.

We found a tube at for $35.

So, why is this matte red lipstick such an OMG?

It's velvet-y + creamy....and a classic, rich red.

Simply elegant, Jessica.