Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hair + Scalp Need Some TLC? Try Tea Tree Shampoo By Paul Mitchell

Tea tree oil.

We've all heard about its great, medicinal properties, especially for hair + scalp.

And if we believe ALL the wonderful things tea tree oil can do, then buying a special, tea tree oil shampoo should be a no-brainer.

TEA TREE oil can:

1. Rid hair of impurities, dirt, heavy product build-up, etc.
2. Unclog pores in scalp to prevent dandruff.
3. Promote circulation to encourage healthy growth.
4. Moisturize hair + scalp.
5. Offer shine to hair.

Hair giant Paul Mitchell is boasting about his Tea Tree Special Shampoo. It's not cheap at $23 for almost 17 oz. at Walgreens.

But a little goes a long way, and you will enjoy this minty-smelling and invigorating shampoo. This stuff will give you a kick-start in the morning. And your hair will look and feel super-clean.

Of course, if you are really tring to save a buck, you could buy your own little bottle of tea tree oil and add a few drops in your shampoo yourself.

We found some tea tree oil at CVS for $8.49 a bottle.

We are going to try this method. Just DON'T tell Paul Mitchell.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Y- Facelift Is Quick + Effective For Youthful Contours In 2015

Lately, the entire cosmetic enhancement world appears to be ALL about the injections. With a few stings of  a needlelost volume can be restored, cheekbones curved + enlarged, wrinkles + folds smoothed away, etc.

That's why folks are talking about the Y-Lift facelift, a more sophisticated filler session.

We knew immediately what this beauty treatment was ALL about.

Consider the letter "Y.".Look at the shape of the letter itself---width at top, narrowness at bottom.
And that is EXACTLY how plastic surgeons define the perfect, youthful face: 

The widest portion of the face should begin at the forehead and/or cheekbones heading down to the narrowest part of the face, which should ideally end with the chin.

And what the Y-Lift aims to do, is just that---give the patient more youthful facial contours WITHOUT the surgery + major down-time.

We guess this could be called the minimally invasive facelift of 2015.

So the procedure still consists of facial filler, but it's done in a more artfully + precise manner, if we are to believe all the beauty hype.

We learned more about it here at the website.

The Y LIFT® procedure is performed using a specialized titanium instrument which is inserted beneath the skin and then maneuvered throughout designated parts of the facial region to instantly lift and contour the muscles, fascia and fat underlying the skin. Once lifted, hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally present in the skin is used to hold the newly elevated position in place at which point the titanium tube is removed from the treatment site. The rejuvenated face is then “sculpted” to accent and highlight each individual’s beauty.

No one enjoys going UNDER the knife for ANY type of surgery, especially when it comes to plastic surgery.

At least the Y-Lift offers an alternative with nice-looking results WITHOUT the anesthesia, incisions + stitches.

The cost of a Y-Lift varies from location to location but  generally runs between $3,000 and $7,000. this newest beauty procedure for 2015 worth the money spent?

We like to refer to, where REAL plastic surgeons + dermatologists can give you the honest dope on all the latest treatments + procedures. Check them out here.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Another New Pore Shrinker For A Smoother, Softer Complexion

Yes, like many of you, we are PORE-obsessed.

We have an oily complexion and clear skin, but DNA has reminded us that we also have large pores around our nose, and such.

Retin-A, glycolic acid, Vitamin C, and other strongexcellent skin care treatments like these can make a major difference over time.

Plus there are a number of over-the-counter skin care products designed to MINIMIZE large pores. And here is a new one:

L'Oreal Paris Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher ($19.99, at Target).

This silky, creamy stuff will work very quickly. In seconds, the pore vanisher will smooth out large pores, leaving a more flawless face with a better base for foundation after.

So, how does L'Oreal's Pore Vanisher help BLUR big, bad pores?

Read the back of the box:

We say this new pore shrinker is worth the $20 beauty investment.

We are well aware that you are stuck with large pores forever, but there are advanced products that minimize their appearance + texture, and this appears to be one of them.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Jennifer Aniston Goes Braless Again At SAGS: We Can't Stop Staring!

We all know that actress Jennifer Aniston has a super fit body, but lately on the red carpet, the blonde stunner is burning her bra, so to speak.

Jennifer Aniston has gone braless, and yeah, we can't stop staring...

Is it vulgar?

Is it just right?

Or somewhere in between?

Here is the "Cake"-nominated star at the SAG Awards last night in Hollywood, sans bra in a lovely, vintage Galliano gown, along with decolletage-teasing body chain. She lost out to Julianne Moore for BEST actress in a leading role.

Some folks feel that Jen's breasts are sagging at the SAGS, so to speak. But then again, maybe we are all just used to seeing breast implants that stand alone + higher by way of plastic surgery.

At least Jennifer's bosom appears natural and how REAL breasts hang from a woman's body. LOL

Who knows? Jennifer's breasts could be the work of a skilled surgeon who has made them appear as natural as breasts can get.

Anyway....Jennifer has chosen to put her bosom out there for the world to see, so it is NOT unusual for us to be talking about THEM.

If you would like to buy a body chain, as the trend is HOT, you can tuck the rest of the chain inside your outfit, as Jennifer has done here on 2 red carpets in a row.

We found this sexy body chain from NastyGal ($28).

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Eva Mendes Maintains Signature Head Wrap Turban: Will You Put One On?

Eva Mendes is such a sexy woman. Maybe that is why the striking actress looks so gorg in a head wrap turban thing. And she wears them a lot.

Hey, let's face it. It's NOT an easy look to get right.

But there the new mom put a head wrap on just recently when she went out to dinner with main squeeze Ryan Gossling.

LOVE the leopard print dress, too.

Lately, we've been seeing tons of turban/ head wraps in stores. We're just not sure if many women are buying them, and actually putting one on.

In case you are game for a cool head wrap, check these out:

Forever 21 ($3.90)

WetSeal ($6.99)

Charlotte Russe ($5.99)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Kardashian Family Makeup Artist Joyce Bonelli's Tip For False Lashes

Platinum blonde Joyce Bonelli seems to be everywhere the Kardashians go. There she is in Paris with mama Kris Jenner this week.

If you don't know by now, Joyce Bonelli is the beloved makeup artist for the Kardashian family, and is usually spotted in the Kardashian entourage.

Joyce does a great job applying cosmetics to the K + J sisters. That's why we were happy to find a cool beauty tip for false lashes.

We found an old interview from 2011, where Joyce talks about the faux lashes she uses on Kim Kardashian by Ardell

The company offers tons of inexpensive, beautiful lashes.

Joyce gave out this interesting + smart tip:

Ardell Lashes: “A trick to do– and it’s really important to do this– is at the inside corners of the eye, cut the lash off in the direction of your own lashes, at an angle, to taper off the lash. That’s where people go wrong with false lashes.”

Hey, nice-looking lashes for $4, you can't beat it.

ULTA sells them, as do many beauty shops + drugstores.

Friday, January 23, 2015

JLo Copies Kim Kardashian Naughty Cleavage In Very Bare Down To There Black Dress

Let's be honest here....Kim Kardashian is QUEEN of the cleavage parade, but someone else is trying to steal KK's thunder, and that is none other than JLo, who has been showing off a lot of NAUGHTY cleavage these days.


Because Jennifer Lopez looks gorg at 45, and why not?

Rumor has it that the superstar recently got new breast implants.

Can't prove that, but Jennifer is looking bustier than she ever has. Either's all good...LOL

By the way, JLo debuted this Andrew Gn black dress last night on Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live."

Kim K's black dress is by Balmain.

Now, take a look at JLo photpgraphed today sans makeup + all the glamour, walking around NYC.

Wow....what a difference a great makeup artist makes!

Yikes....well, we will admit that a decent foundation does a lot for the complexion---evening out skin tone, covering up blemishes, dark circles, protecting skin from the elements and making a nice canvas for blush, shadow, + rest of makeup.

Jennifer has revealed before as a spokesperson for L'Oreal Paris that she wears True Match foundation:

The Story Behind My Skin:
100% Puerto Rican
Jennifer Lopez, 100% True Mtach W6Sun Beige

L'Oreal's True Match foundation claims that after 7 years of research and working with 57 ethnic backgrounds, they've developed 33 foundation shades, including---your perfect match.

Check out True Match here at for $11.49.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sarah Michelle Gellar Wraps Up In Glam Leopard Scarf

Sometimes the right accessory can make ALL the difference. And in this case, actress Sarah Michelle Gellar knocks it out of the park by wrapping herself around with a glam, leopard scarf.

Actually, we like the entire outfit!  From the cute newsboy cap and little bun to the fringed bag + star-patterned jeans, she looks great.

Sarah has on a Burberry leopard scarf, which costs lots of $$$.  You can COPY the same, chic, laid-back look on a budget.

We found this lovely leopard infinity scarf on SALE from Chico's for only $17.99.

And we also hunted down this amazing leopard scarf from Etsy for $29.50.

Let's face it.....Leopard is an elegant, classic print that NEVER goes out of style.
Simply timeless and a must-have for your closet.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Good To Be Michael Kors Today As First Lady Michelle Wows in Origami Jacket

If you fancy this Michael Kors origami-inspired portrait collar jacket, well, good luck trying to find it now....SOLD OUT!

Talk about "the state of the union" when you've got this pretty, zip-up 22" long blazer on!

First Lady Michelle Obama stole many hearts when she was televised wearing this modern + chic Michael Kors $800 jacket at President Obama's State of the Union address last evening.

Michelle Obama wore the woolen jacket with a matching dress and looked very lady-like + very Washington-savvy, so much so,  that women rushed out to Neiman Marcus and Nordstorm stores to pick up the very last Michael Kors jackets left.

ALL gone, ladies, except for a size 2 we found on Ebay this morning, for $795 or Best Offer.

A few sharp Twitter folks also brought up the little known fact that the Michael Kors origami-inspired portrait collar jacket was worn first on TV by none other than Julianna Margulies in the Good Wife.

Love it!

So, who wore it BETTER? We think this jacket looks AMAZING on all 3, including the model. Gotta LOVE American sportswear legend Michael Kors It's good to be king today.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish by Exuviance: Beauty At Its Best 2015


We have been stressing this key step in the beauty routine in many BeautyTipToday posts for a few years now.

And it's simple to remember:

If you want smooth, clear, radiant, younger-looking skin, then exfoliation, or getting rid of dead, dull, clogging skin cells, is essential.

New Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish by Exuviance is a WINNER, and must-have product in your skin care arsenal for 2015. Check it out here. Well worth the $72 beauty investment.

We were lucky enough to try this effective exfoliator recently, and we must say---
We LOVE this face a professional microdermabrasian treatment in a tube!

The orange-y-looking cream polish is made with papaya enzyme + glycolic acid to help dissolve all the bad stuff clogging your pores + dulling up your complexion. It is also formulated with pure professional grade crystals used by dermatologists to smooth skin.

The triple action comes from the face polish's special blend of physical, chemical and enzyme rejuvenators.

We found our complexion become smoother, brighter + cleaner-feeling after just one morning application. And next when we applied our makeup, foundation glided on easily, etc.

We also tried the Exuviance Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish at night before going to bed. And after when we applied our nighttime serum, it, too, glided on smoothly and became absorbed immediately.

And this face polish is quick + simple to use:

Once or twice a week, apply a thin even layer to a clean wet face, lightly massaging in a circular motion for 30 seconds, avoiding eye area. Do not scrub. Leave on for up to 2 minutes (up to 1 minute for sensitive skin). Thoroughly rinse with warm water and gently pat dry. Follow with an Exuviance serum and moisturizer.

You can find this new face polish in fine beauty shops, too, like ULTA.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Gisele Intimates: Why Not? It's Game Day!!

As the New England Patriots try to secure their spot in Super Bowl 49 with the AFC Championship victory tonight, we thought it would be fitting to check out Gisele Bundchen's lingerie line, since the famous model happens to be married to Pats QB Tom Brady.

Gisele IntimatesUSA online

Her pretty collections feature bras + panties in EVERY style---from corselets to push-ups and briefs to Brazilian thongs.

Prices are NOT the cheapest at $53 for a SINGLE panty, for instance. But the quality is there, and the pieces are hand-made.

Do you own a bra or panty from the Gisele line of lingerie?

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Kris Jenner Camel Coat Classic: Timeless Style + Color

Kris Jenner---you look AMAZING in this camel coat! CLASSIC. Period.

We admit, we are not usually a major fan of Kardashian momma Kris' style, but after seeing her black on black top + pants and this timeless camel coat to boot, well, we must give credit where it's due.

Is newly divorced Kris borrowing daughter Kim's coat?

We are not sure, but this camel coat is the perfect neutral that goes with everything under the sun.

LOVE it.

We found a cheaper copy-cat camel coat. This one has a belt that is removable. Similar over-sized cut + feel to Kris' coat.

By Mango, on SALE now for $114.99.

A can't go wrong, classic look, ladies!

Friday, January 16, 2015

New Mascara In 2015: Rimmel Wonder'Lash Makes Debut

We admit. We are a mascara freak....and proud of it. Cannot live without this beauty staple.

So when a NEW mascara comes to town, we will tell you all about it. Here we are---already 2015.

Rimmel London Wonder'Lash ($8.99, at ULTA stores).

What's so wonder'ful about NEW Wonder'Lash?

The formula is infused with argan oil, somehow. and yet, it's NOT a greasy product.

If we believe the beauty hype about Rimmel London, then we can expect soft, healthy lashes with shine + volume.

Wonder'Lash comes in Black and Extreme Black. Plus the mascara wand or brush looks pretty decent.

We like Rimmel London mascaras. They are drugstore inexpensive and have nice, build-able volume.

Wonder Bra and now....Wonder'Lash. It was bound to happen soon.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Jumpsuit Remains HOT This Winter As Gwyneth Paltrow Proves In Nude

Jumpsuit. The word either elicits an UGH or a WOW.

If you like this 70's style, then start putting your body into one. Yeah, we know....hate it when you have to use the bathroom, but still---a jumpsuit can flatter every body type and give off the illusion of longer legs + a slimmer figure.

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow showed off her body in a nude, silk Valentino jumpsuit with ruffle detail on theTonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last evening.

Yeah...we can see your Spanx, Gwyneth! But that's okay. She has a great figure and smart enough to know that a curve-hugging jumpsuit in NUDE will show just about everything, so best to keep the body looking SMOOTH before slipping into one of these.

We found a COPY-CAT jumpsuit in nude for much, much LESS. Check out British fashion label Boohoo. Here's a Steffy Wrap Over Silky Jumpsuit for just $35!

Plus...this one looks a bit more comfy + looser than the jumpsuit Gwyneth has poured herself into.

Okay then....Jumpsuits now in winter....Or will you wait until spring to get in one?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Get Amal Clooney's Gorgeous Red Carpet Goddess Gown For So Much Less--$159!

Okay, so you DON'T have to wear the white opera gloves.....But we LIKED Amal Clooney's first red carpet appearance at Sunday evening's Golden Globes awards show in L.A..

And now you, too, can COPY Amal's expensive, Dior Couture goddess gown for only $159 from David's Bridal.

Why spend thousands$$$ when you can get a decent knock-off for so much less?!

Let's take a look at the striking, human rights lawyer and recently married Mrs. Clooney.

We would have preferred the gloves were in black and + form-fitting. But otherwise, the gloves as part of the ensemble are fine by us, and if Amal were going for old Hollywood glam, we think she nailed it nicely.

At David's Bridal, we found 2 black, one-shoulder gowns to choose from--each one at an affordable $159. One has the sari effect Amal is displaying here. The other gown, minus the long sash. Either way, the look is simple + chic--classic,

One-Shoulder Long Jersey Dress with Cascade Back.

Long On-Shoulder Jersey Gown

We think the gown without the sari (photo2) looks more like Amal's dress if it didn't have the sash (sari).

We look forward to more Amal style in the upcoming awards shows!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Audrina Patridge Dyes Hair Champagne/Violet Combo For the Hollywood Purple Pastel Crowd

If you're under age 35 and absolutely LOVE brightly colored hair, then go ahead! DYE your locks just like the IT girls in Hollywood.

The latest lovely to join the purple parade, includes Audrina Patridge. The former "The Hills" reality star went to a hair pro to get this enviable shade of #champagnesilver” and “#dustyviolet combo, as she showed us all on Instagram.

Looks great! And Audrina is calling this, "My 2015 Hair Makeover." She has a blog that explains it all in detail.

For pastel shades to look decent on you, you must have light hair to begin with. Otherwise, you will have to make a few beauty shop visits to get it like Audrina's.

Kelly Osbourne + Nicole Richie are still leading the way for their purple-haired sisters.

If you wish to do a 2015 purple hair makeover, then it would be BEST to head to the pros.

Or you can try color without commitment, like Manic Panic temp colors that WASH out.

Looks like lilac, lavender, violet and other similar purple pastels remain trendy for 2015.

Would you try this pastel shade of purple?

Monday, January 12, 2015

Golden Globes Winner Julianne Moore Wears L'Oreal's New Age Perfect Cell Renewal Cream

Congratulations, Julianne Moore!

The beautiful redhead is beaming with pride today, after having won a Golden Globe award last night for her poignant portrayal of a 50-year-old linguistics professor with early onset Alzheimer's in the movie, "Still Alice."

Gutsy performance by a great actress. And at age 54 and looking so gorg, we wonder how Julianne keeps it together. Her complexion alone, appears quite luminous.

Maybe this new product is key to her warm glow:

L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Cream ($21.24, on SALE at ULTA).

Yes, Julianne Moore is an ambassador for the major beauty company, but we believe she has tried this product.

So, what's Age Perfect Cell Renewal Cream all about?

It helps skin get smoother, more radiant + brighter with increased firming.

Plus it has an SPF 15 sunscreen, which can only help.

To Use:
Every morning, smooth gently over the face, neck and upper chest until thoroughly absorbed. Use alone or under makeup daily. For best results, use this product in conjunction with Age Perfect Cell Renewal Serum and Night Cream in your skincare regimen.

L'Oreal claims that in one month, your skin's surface will appear renewed, firmer, more dense + full of life.

Sounds pretty promising and worth the price to try it out,

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lipstick Etiquette: Rihanna Doesn't Play By the Rules

Re-applying lipstick in public.....Hmmm....That can be a tricky thing to do.

The etiquette experts say that you should play around with your makeup in private, but Rihanna doesn't play by ANYONE's rules, and maybe that's why we love her even more.

Not that the superstar committed a crime, but there she was Friday night at Jay Z's 2015 Throne Boxing Fight Night in New York, in the middle of  a big crowd, in the middle of a big boxing match, and she whips out her tube + compact. And the shade is in bright, bold red. LOL

We love her makeup look, by the way...Gorgeous cool, simple cat-eye + bold, red lip. Nothing over-done . Quite elegant.

And Emily Post, the grand dame of etiquette, would be applauding Rihanna for the quick lipstick re-apply in public BUT---only if it's done WITHOUT the compact, done very fast and done in the company of a small table of friends:

"In general, personal grooming should be done in private for the simple reason that it can be annoying and it's tacky. ... When in doubt, don't do it, such as when you're at a business meal or with people you don't know very well." 

Read more here about lipstick etiquette.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Oh, No---Daria! Supermodel Brings Back Hairy Armpit Look

Okay.....This is what supermodel Daria Werbowy usually looks like when she's modeling before the camera.

Classic, polished + elegant. Plus, 31-year-old Daria is the new face for Celine Resort 2015.

And now here is Daria, again a few days ago, showing the world her natural look---hairy armpits included, on photographer Cass Bird's Instagram page.

No...this isn't anything new. Plenty of big-name celebs have showed us their hairy armpits before. Here are a few of them, in case you have forgotten:

Oh, Sophia Loren! Not you, too?!

We know how we feel about armpit hair. Personally we despise it showing. We SHAVE it off every day even when we are too lazy or tired to lift a shaver.

Is this now fashionable, again? Or is it a feminist thing, again?

Some men are turned on by women with hairy armpits...and some women are, too.

How do you feel about it?

Are hairy armpits alright or just plain gross?