Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Designers Dumbing Down Runway Models' Brows: But Don't Try This Look At Home!

Poor Cara Delevingne. We all know this great model by her amazing, naturally full brows. And here we go, again!

Designers enjoy bleaching the brows on the runway for a hauntingly, unusual appeal. This time it's been Paris fashion week.

We found this incredible shot on Pinterest of Cara walking for Givenchy's spring 2015 runway show on Sunday.

Looks almost alien-cool. Don't fret.....Cara still retains those famous brows.

Celeb makeup artist Pat McGrath was said to have had all the Givenchy models bleach their eyebrows for the show. NO brows were harmed in this beauty project.

Kendall Jenner also sported the no brow look in the Givenchy runway lineup.

Please don't try this beauty trend at home, although some people LOVE this look.

If you must dip into the bleach, we would suggest using a box  of this well-known, gentle D.I.Y. bleaching kit.
Jolen Creme Bleach for Hair ($5.99, at Walgreen's).

Just proceed very carefully. This stuff can REALLY blot out your brows, ladies.

We prefer Cara's darker, full brows. Don't you?

Monday, September 29, 2014

New Bride Amal Looks Like Modern Day Version Of Bianca Jagger Wedding Style

Gotta LOVE the big, white, wide-brimmed hat.

Classic, feminine + elegant.

We think new bride Amal has nailed each fashion change during her whirlwind 4-day Italian wedding weekend.

Today, we are adoring the gorgeous ensemble the new wife of George Clooney has emerged wearing following the couple's 10 minute civil ceremony today at the historic Ca' Loredan building which houses Venice's city hall.

We call this the modern day Bianca Jagger look. Remember her cool, white, big hat and the blazer/skirt combo she wore during her St. Tropez marriage to Mick Jagger?

Bianca was a trailblazer back in 1971. She wore her YSL Le Smoking jacket with a large, wide brim hat complete with a veil. And she was bra-less under the blazer.

Amal chose a chic, cream-colored, wide-legged Stella McCartney pantsuit with navy banding + clutch.

Wow! What a fab-looking couple!

Thinking about walking down the aisle in a civil ceremony a la Amal with a big, white hat and all?

We think it's a glamorous style and one you CAN copy.

On Etsy, we found lots of big, wide-brimmed white hats that are nice for the Kentucky Derby and/or a beautiful wedding.

Would you wear a big hat to make it official?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Beyonce Beautiful In White Lace Top Closes Out Central Park Concert

We don't claim to know anything about the state of Beyonce + Jay Z's marriage.

There have been tons of rumors floating around, and even recent gossip that the stunning pop star might be expecting her 2nd child.

But what we do know is true, is that Beyonce has NEVER looked better!

Jay Z's baby mama wowed the huge crowd at Central Park's outdoor Global Citizen Festival in New York City on Saturday evening. The pop power couple closed out the concert in high style with Jay Z's Holy Grail + Forever Young.

We couldn't stop staring at the Queen, herself.

Beyonce looked gorgeous in a white lace top + high-waisted black pants and intricate, statement necklace.

LOVE white lace. So-oooo lovely + girlie.

So Dolce + Gabbana. They do lace RIGHT!

We don't know Beyonce's label, but you CAN copy her white lace top look.

We found a super sale at Venus. $14 for this white lace, Beyonce-like top!

VENUS White Lace Top--X-Sm, Sm, Med, Lge
In case you missed it....Check out Beyonce + Jay Z here on YouTube.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Stunning Bride-To-Be Amal Graces Venice Backdrop In Dolce + Gabbana

For all the haters out there because George Clooney's fiance didn't quite measure up to YOUR standards of beauty.....Look at Amal now!

This is how you do Italy.....in a glamorous Dolce & Gabbana dress, expensive sunglasses and er....bosom tucked in neatly.

In other words....Boobs don't have to be on display 24/7.

By the way, the dress--has already SOLD OUT.

We think Amal + George look chic + sophisticated BEFORE Saturday's nuptials. Isn't the city of Venice so romantic + unique?

And yeah....Amal Alamuddin happens to have long, perfect, healthy hair. NO extensions that we can find.

Amal's taste in sunglasses.....This movie star style by Prada, of course.

We think Amal has stepped up her beauty + fashion game. Yesterday, we posted about the exotic beauty plucking her brows a bit for a cleaner line that opens up her dark eyes beautifully.

Look at the water taxis speeding along the Venice body of water. Quite enchanting!

Congratulations, Amal + George!
Italy is THE place for big time weddings.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Has Amal Plucked Brows Before Big Day With Clooney? Tips On Brow Grooming

It's LOVE Italian style, as bride-to-be Amal Alamuddin touches down in Milan to prep for her BIG day marrying the ever-dashing George Clooney.

Amal + George are said to be joining hands for this momentous occasion in a lavish ceremony on Saturday, which is alleged to be at the Aman Canal Grande Venice hotel.

That means LOTS of beauty + fashion stuff BEFORE the impending nuptials.

The 36-year-old  Lebanese-British human rights lawyer is glamorous + striking to begin with, but it appears to us that Amal has plucked or groomed her naturally full, dark brows a bit. And we LOVE the change.

Take a look. Here is Amal as she was dating the handsome actor last spring

Now, check out Amal's more groomed, lighter brows today:

Wow....Looks cleaner with a higher arch. Well done, Amal.

Thinner brows + HUGE engagement ring. Perfect.

So, for all you brides-to-be, HOLD the tweezers + wax + scissors for just a moment.

Here are some smart tips we found at BridalGuide.com about getting pretty BEFORE your walk down the aisle

With DIY plucking, it's all too easy to get tweeze happy, says Christine Chin, celebrity eyebrow expert.
But if you insist at-home grooming, her advice is to keep it quick + simple.

"Remove unwanted hairs between brows, then clean up strays just below them. (Tweezing on top will mess with the natural shape.) No single shape works on everybody, Chin says, but in general, your brow should follow the line of the bone just above your eye.".

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hey, Olivia Pope---Eva Mendes Has a Fashion Collection, Too!

New mama Eva Mendes has launched her brand new Fall collection for NY & Company.

The predominant colors appears to be burgundy + rose, and the shades look autumn-lovely!
We like when stars debut fashion + accessory lines at affordable prices, like the new Scandal collection just premiered yesterday.

Eva Mendes has great, glamorous style like Kerry Washington...and we believe both ladies will do very well with their fashion lines this year.

Eva's Fall collection for NY & Company features plenty of sophisticated + feminine dresses, separates + accessories to get you through the season. By the way, there is no maternity wear included in this collection.

Eva's dresses start at just under $70 Check out the Eva collection here.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Olivia Pope-Inspired Fashion Hits The Limited Store Near You: Pretty + Polished

You could say that it's deliciously scandalous!

We're talking about The Limited's new Scandal fashion line debuting tomorrow.
It's ALL Olivia Pope-inspired style, which means a gorgeous wardrobe for today's modern woman.

Take a peek. Here are a few, pretty neutrals:

And you budget fashionistas will appreciate the price tag, too, with prices beginning at $49.

We must admit----This Olivia Pope-inspired style is classic + sexy. Sophisticated + polished.

Scandal star Kerry Washington raved about it on GMA this morning.

In a press release, Kerry Washington explained the reason for the development of some, much-needed Scandal style:

"By creating a line inspired by the show, we are introducing a collection that embodies the elegance and power of the Scandal aesthetic for real-life gladiators and everyday fashionistas," said Washington. "The collection is a nod to our devoted fans, to fans of fashion and to women everywhere who are inspired to boldly pursue their passions and look good while doing it."

Hey---we WANT that pale pink coat!

We are giving this Olivia Pope collection our Beauty Tip Today stamp of approval.

Well done.

Will you be heading to The Limited for a little Scandal fashion, ladies?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

For Perfect Autumn Pout: Try L'Oreal Crayon Gloss In Vintage Rose

Autumn 2014 is looking over our shoulders. Tuesday will be the first, full day of Fall.

Soon, we will be easing into our blazers, cardis, leather jackets and more.....

Still, there are some warm days ahead for many of us.

And now we've found the perfect autumn pout! It's NOT a heavy, matte lipstick.

We're talking about L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Glossy Balm Crayon in Vintage Rose ($7.99, at Walgreens).

This sheer shade is so-oooo pretty in pink!

It's lovely for an everyday, little pop of color. Plus, the twistable crayon point tip makes it super easy to apply.

And while you're workin' your lips + smile, why not take your favorite floral frock and continue the feminine, flirty trend right into autumn.

Put on a little cardi or leather jacket over your floral dress and stride into style.

Short hair/long hair.....Taylor Swift has been in LOVE with floral dresses  for-like-ever! Gotta love the cardi + dress look for Fall.

We adore this floral body-con dress from BooHoo.com ($43.99).

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Amber Rose Gearing Up For New Show: Meantime--She Can Look Elegant

Amber Rose could be coming to a library +reality TV show near you. The sexy, head-shaven celebrity has recently signed with new manager Nick Cannon's company NCredible Entertainment.

A book deal + television project are allegedly in the works.

We find Amber Rose intriguing and could give reality TV queen Kim Kardashian a run for her money.

Amber Rose CAN look elegant + refined. Just take a look at her posing on the red carpet of the BET Awards in June.

And when your face is that PRETTY, who needs a lot of hair?

We are lovin' her makeup here. And this is usually Amber's look:

Amber appears to prefer a light, penciled in brow, spikey faux lashes and high-end foundation.' This is what she told Elle magazine once:

"My one regular splurge is YSL [Teint Resist] foundation. I love it, because it goes on so smooth and light, but still covers up everything I need it to cover up. I also love M.A.C Lip Glass in `Pink Lemonade.'"

Friday, September 19, 2014

Linda Evangelitsa Re-Ignites Modeling Career At 49: Face Of D&G New Makeup

"At the beginning of my modeling career, my eyebrows were one of my most distinctive features. Makeup artist Francois Nars taught me how to shape my brows and showed me how to draw them in where they absolutely should be. We would look at a picture of Sophia Loren's Brows and use that as a template."
---Linda Evangelista
Sophia Loren
Who could ever forget one of the sassiest supermodels around---Linda Evangelista.

She was a wonderful chameleon---able to transform from girl-next-door to androgynous beauty to sexy woman, and on  and on.....

At almost age 50, the glamorous beauty has once again emerged as an  in-demand model in a cut-throat business that idolizes youth.

Yes, this vintage model is STILL working and keeping it together. She spoke recently with the UK's Daily Mail.

Linda has also been crowned the face of Dolce & Gabbana’s new make-up line – Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation and Sheer Radiance Make Up Base.

It comes in 15 foundation shades and is enriched with the exclusive Gold Flavo-Silk Tricomplex. Reduces fine lines + wrinkles in 4 weeks ($72, at Saks).

Thursday, September 18, 2014

L'Oreal Claims RevitaLift Is Number One Eye Cream In America: Less than $20

We all hear and see tons of promises by some BIG beauty companies.

Here is another recent claim by Cosmetics + skin care giant L'Oreal:

"RevitaLift® Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream --- The #1 Eye Cream in America."

For LESS than $20, we think it's a must-try. What do you have to lose?

$17.99 to be exact. Buy it at L'Oreal-Paris .

So....What does this drugstore eye cream promise to deliver?

Smoother, Firmer skin in 4 weeks.
Visibly reduced dark circles.

Sounds fantastic to us. But it better contain some powerful ingredients to create this magic.

L'Oreal RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream does feature Pro-Retinol A® and Stimuplex, which are designed for skin cell renewal, hydration, firming, protection, etc.

Check out the back of the box.

We believe that a lot of drugstore skin care products CAN make a difference in how your complexion looks.

But to say a product CAN firm in 1 week sounds deceptive. Even prescription Retin-A CANNOT perform such magic that fast.

Still....you have to try several beauty products to find the right one that works for you.

So, we will give L'Oreal the benefit of the doubt and say it IS a good eye cream.

Now, we want to pick up a jar and see if it can improve our nasty, dark circles.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Jessica Alba Shows How To Wear A Bustier In Classy Fashion

From summer to approaching fall 2014, Jessica Alba has illustrated to the world how to wear a sexy bustier the right way. Nothing vulgar. Nothing cheap.

Here's the lovely star emerging from a car last evening in yet another black bustier. This time in a classic black/white combo.

And here is the mom-of-two again, sporting the shoulder-baring style that accentuates the uplifted bust, decollete and neck, too.

Then in a green bustier and an ivory bustier dress.

You can copy the classic style with your own bustier under a pretty blazer.

We found a variety of bustiers from NastyGal.

Yes, some of them are naughty, but several of them are also nice for day wear:

On SALE now for $18 at NastyGal.

And this one, also now on SALE for $16.80.

Bustiers look best on smaller-busted women, because everything stays in place. No cups runneth over.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

DWTS Judge Julianne Hough Reaches New Low: Bosom On Parade

We think Julianne Hough is a wonderful addition to the "Dancing with the Star's panel of judges this season.

But---- dressing the young star in an extremely low-cut dress was in bad taste.

We aren't sure how far suspended up Julianne's bosom was, but it looked liked push-up bra city.

Julianne Hough is too good for that almost vulgar display during last evening's season premiere.

We will be tuning in again this evening, just to see if her stylists have toned down the tart star image. Julianne doesn't have to go down that route. She's a two-time DWTS champion.

Just tuned in....wearing a black lace, conservative top up to the neck.

It's healthy to be glam + sexy, but there is a fine line for good taste.

Maybe we're just being dorky and square, but the look was well, weird.

Meantime....If you like Julianne's pretty blonde locks, try this. Her stylist uses it to give the star's locks lots of shine + smoothness:

Unite Luxury D FRIZZ Argan Oil 3.3 OZ (&29.90, at Amazon).

Monday, September 15, 2014

Butterflies Are Free! Put Some On For Fall Fashion 2014

Butterflies have been the delicate, go-to image for Summer 2014.

Remember Kim Kardashian's super expensive, butterflies gown by Valentino? She wore that pre-wedding as she strolled along the Italian cobblestone streets pushing baby North's stroller.

Butterflies are not just for the wealthy or Mariah Carey's signature theme of freedom.

Butterflies on clothing +accessories +jewelry remain HOT for Fall 2014. Don't place these beautiful creatures in their cocoons yet.

Butterflies----wings of desire.

Alright....maybe you can't afford a breath-taking, diamond + sapphire butterfly ring from Tiffany's at $25,000 (ouch!), but you can STILL copy the fashion trend at much cheaper prices.

We found this colorful, flower +butterflies GUESS ring at Macy's for $25.

Forever 21 has a pretty Butterfly Lace Maxi Kimono on display for $34.90.

Would you wear the butterflies fashion trend this Fall?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Revlon Introduces New High Shine Fiber Mascara: Bold Lacquer

We absolutely ADORE mascara. Cannot, repeat, cannot live without.

So, each time a brand new mascara hits store shelves, we are on it!

Revlon has been advertising their new high shine fiber product, called:

We have not tried it out yet, but maybe some of you already have.

It's selling for $7.99. We found a tube at ULTA.

Revlon's Bold Lacquer is available in 3 shades---Blackest Black. Black. And Blackened Brown.

So...does this new mascara deliver the promised punch of incredible volume + length?

Well, we've seen 5 ULTA customer reviews and the beauty score is ho-hum at a 2.8*** out of a possible 5*****.

Hmmm. Well, mascara is a personal thing for each woman who wears it. In other words, some prefer thin formula and others like the thicker, clumpy version.

We might enjoy this new mascara, because we prefer a thicker formula.

Tell us what you think, ladies---

Will you try Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fresh From The Sea: Mermaid Waves Hair Trend For Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Whether your hair is chin length, super long and/or with bangs, mermaid waves are THE hot trend for Fall/Winter 2014-2015.

That's coming straight from the runways. Here is Armani's take on mermaid tresses:

And we LOVE the style It's a bit boho, relaxed, romantic + sexy and not trying too hard.

Take a cue from ageless Sandra Bullock. We like the Oscar winner's mermaid waves. The look softens what could be considered a severe center part.

Sandra looks lovely.

Mermaid waves do NOT have to appear so perfectly. The waves can be loose + irregular. There is no one correct way to achieve this wavy volume.

All you need to create mermaid waves quickly is a curling iron.  To accentuate the cheekbones, begin the curling below the eyes as we see in Sandra's photo. After curling, mist hair with a light hairspray, and once hair cools, gently brush.

You could also plait damp hair before going to bed. In the morning, remove the braids and end up with lots of fresh from the sea waves + texture.

To see more about mermaid waves + other Fall hairstyles, click on Elle.com.