Thursday, April 30, 2015

Gwyneth Paltrow Claims Coconut Oil-Pulling For Whiter, Brighter Smile

Okay....The first thing---Does Gwyneth Paltrow have big, white, fake Hollywood teeth, or is that pretty smile all her own?

The actress did wear braces as a child; plus photos depicting the beauty's smile show what appear to be her natural teeth.

The reason we ponder is because the Academy award winner recently told E! News that she REALLY does use the ancient oil-plugging technique for a whiter, brighter smile:

"I just started ‘oil pulling’, which is when you swish coconut oil around [in your mouth] for 20 minutes, and it’s supposed to be great for oral health and making your teeth white."

Gwyneth is NOT alone. Lots of people believe in this ancient Ayurvedic treatment to turn up the DAZZLE.

Oil-pulling not only claims to WHITEN teeth, but to also keep gums healthy, prevent bad breath, remove bacteria + fungus from the mouth and so on.

How exactly do you oil-pull?

Check out this excellent how-to on YouTube with Dr. Josh Axe.

There you have it.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Healthy Mascara For Less Than 2 Bucks!! It's Wet....N...It's Wild!

Don't laugh at drugstore mascara.

It CAN be as decent as higher-end brands. Not always, but some are great. Plus, you can experiment with several because cheap mascaras won't break your beauty budget.

We are a proud, lasha-a-holic. LOL...We try them all.

We were initially shopping around a local Walgreens looking for Wet n Wild's Lash Out Loud MaxVolume Plus Mascara Amp'd Black for $5, but it wasn't available at the time. We have sinced picked up the bright, pink tube at Walgreens online, and LOVE it, too.

But when we couldn't find the Lash Out Loud, we chose Wet n Wild Mega Protein Mascara Very Black in the very green tube at $1.79.

We were at first puzzled by this unique formula, and then pleasantly surprised. It's labeled as a protein mascara. Acccording to the brand, the mascara is "enriched with soy and wheat proteins," plus "infused with acai oil + d-panthenol to protect and strengthen."

This is NOT a volumizing mascara but it IS a healthy formula.

It's a wet-looking mascara. Nothing harsh or drying on lashes. You could sleep in it, and wake up to soft lashes. NO breakage or brittleness will occur.

We like to use this Mega Protein as the LAST layers in our daily mascara routine. This stuff adds a glossy finish to our lashes. We put this on top of our volumizing, lash lengthening, other mascara.

Now, if you're going for a more natural, mascara effect, then a few coats of this alone, will do the trick.

Otherwise, for LESS than 2 bucks, this is a healthy mascara, if there ever were one.

Try it!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Chic Trend Alert: Copy Model Chrissy Teigen's Fab Cape Blazer For Less

We are lovin' this chic trend for Spring/Summer 2015. And it looks lovely across the board---Juniors, Misses + Plus Sizes:


What exactly is that?

Take a stylish fashion cue from popular model Chrissy Teigen. She wore the cape blazer on the red carpet for Sunday evening's Daytime Emmy Awards. the gal with the great body wore it BARE almost to her navel, but darn---Chrissy has killer curves.

The cape blazer trend is both elegant + sexy, especially in black.

Chrissy's blazer is from Olcay Gulsen, and wears a pricetag of about $700. It actually appears to be connected to the skirt as a cape blazer dress. Either way, we LOVE the trend.

You can COPY Chrissy's polished glamour for a lot less. Look what we uncovered online here at! Only $31.46. And it looks expensive!

Hey, if you want to wear the cape blazer a la Chrissy Teigen, minus top + bra, then you're on your own.

Otherwise, this is a smart fashion investment.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Tyra Banks Looks Amazing In Cropped, Edgy Hairstyle With Sexy, Black Liner

Tyra Banks was a top model for a number of years, so she usually looks flawless 99% of the time.

No surprise then that the 41-year-old beauty is able to pull off this cropped, edgy hairstyle.

Look at Tyra this evening in L.A. at the 42nd Daytime Emmy Awards:

Not an easy do to carry, but the statuesque model wears it well. It's modern, cool + androgynous. And we adore this bad girl pixie on Tyra.

More importantly, we LOVE her fierce eye makeup! She is killin' it with the black liner.

Those eyes are gorgeous!

To get this smoky eye you need black liner that is up for the task. We suggest a great performing, liquid black liner like Kevyn Aucoin Precision Liquid Liner in Black ($34, at NeimanMarcus).

Yes, a tad pricey, but Kevyn Aucoin's beauty products are top-shelf. It's so sad we lost such an incredible makeup artist several years ago; his talent was beyond exceptional.

Tyra pulls the look together with a pretty, nude lip.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Kelly Rowland Admits To Fans Her Do-It-Yourself Brow Bleaching

'A lil bleach ain't hurt nobody!'

That's what singer Kelly Rowland recently announced on her Instagram page, providing proof that she admits to a little d.i.y. brow bleaching.

Take a look at the photos:

Kelly Rowland ALWAYS looks lovely, but bleaching brows cam be tricky beauty business.

You DON'T want to bleach brows too many shades lighter, because it just appears weird + alien-like. We made that faux pas before a number of years ago.

The new mama to son Titan looks like she has lifted her brow color one shade or two lighter.

If you leave the bleach on for too long you can turn eyebrows brassy blonde.

But if you're a brave, do-it-yourselfer, then try this for $6. We found Jolen Creme Bleach at Walgreens.

Please follow directions carefully and watch the clock!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Copy Model Kendall Jenner's $90 Gray Crew-Neck Tee-Shirt For $7 Old Navy

We all like to COPY models + actresses who have great beauty + fashion sense.

That's a no-brainer. But most of us don't have the endless funds of these super-rich stylish celebs.

The BEST thing to do is COPY...with a decent knock-off. Watch how we do it.

Here's model Kendall Jenner hanging out in L.A...looking gorg + laid-back in grey skinny jeans + grey, crew-neck tee.

Her tee-shirt costs $90. Oh, yeah. It's a Frame Denim Le Boyfriend cotton tee-shirt, at Net-A-Porter.

You CAN COPY the look. It's a grey tee-shirt. Period. You can find one for soooooo much less.

Look what we hunted down. A great-looking, grey crew-neck tee from OldNavy ($7)!

NO one will know this isn't a $90 tee-shirt. Trust us. Your $7 tee can do the job!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sandra Bullock Embarrassed By People Mag's Most Beautiful Status: Deserving....And She's 50!

Gotta LOVE actress Sandra Bullock...and the brand new title she is sort of embrarassed by:

World's Most Beautiful Woman of 2015.

Work it, girl, because you are SO deserving!

Sandra is 50! And a gorgeous 50, we might add.

We like seeing People mag celebrate the older woman, and we also enjoy seeing the unassuming, Oscar winner as the symbol of celebrity beauty.

Let's be frank---Everything in our culture has to do with fawning over youth, especially with women, so this is a great recognition for all to admire. 

Plus we adore what she said about her new title:

"What is beautiful is the honor of being Louis' mother."

So, how does this effortless beauty maintain her gorgeousness?

This is what she told Marie Claire mag in 2009, 6 years ago, about her  8-minute beauty routine:

‘I use a face cloth and Artistry cream for my daily beauty regime,’ says Sandra. ‘I put mascara on today because I wanted to make a bit of an effort,’ she explains.

My entire routine takes eight minutes since I have this mop on my head I need to wrangle. I wash, condition, put product in if it's a little haywire. I like it when it's messy-in-your-face bedhead. It looks like it just happened.’

The 44-year-old actress, who shares a rather intimate love scene with Proposal co-star Ryan Reynolds, and who has reportedly holidayed with Reynolds and his wife Scarlett Johansson, does admit that staying in shape isn’t quite such a speedy process.

‘People ask, “How do actresses do it?” Um – they pay us to do this in order to look good on film,’ admits the straight-talking Sandra.

And what exactly keeps the Speed star in such tip-top condition? ‘I do Pilates, kickboxing, weight training and when I’m at home, I run or ride a bike. If I can work out every day I
‘I use a face cloth and Artistry cream for my daily beauty regime,’ says Sandra. ‘I put mascara on today because I wanted to make a bit of an effort,’ she explains.

‘My entire routine takes eight minutes since I have this mop on my head I need to wrangle. I wash, condition, put product in if it's a little haywire. I like it when it's messy-in-your-face bedhead. It looks like it just happened.’

And what exactly keeps the Speed star in such tip-top condition? ‘I do Pilates, kickboxing, weight training and when I’m at home, I run or ride a bike. If I can work out every day I will.’

We found Sandra's Artistry Cream System here at Amazon.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Striped Midi Skirts On Trend For Spring 2015

Stripes are classic + chic and always seem to pop up every Spring. And here we go, again!

Striped midi skirts are the perfect addition for your wardrobe now!

LOVE it...and the midi length is flattering on ALL women.

Zendaya Coleman looked so pretty in her DKNY midi skirt set.

Take a peek.

ASOS Midi Pencil Skirt In Mono Stripe With Lace Hem ($40.00)

J Crew Pleated Midi Skirt in Stripe ($110)
J Crew

Windsor Earthy Striped Brown Midi Skirt ($19.99)
Striped midi skirts are flirty + fun. Try one on!

Monday, April 20, 2015

It Burns But Works: Cinnamon Cassia Oil For Plumper, Pinker Lips!

We have NOT tried this yet, but we have seen a number of beauty YouTubers putting on the BURN for PLUMPER, PINKER lips.

Hollywood has gone cray-cray for sexy BIG lips. This trend continues to push the envelope.

But our simple method might just be what you need.

In barely a couple of minutes, you CAN achieve BIGGER, NATURAL-LOOKING LIPS.

All it takes is a $7 purchase of a small bottle of this:

100% Pure Cinnamon Cassia Oil. You could find this in supermarkets, but we hunted down this essential oil at Amazon, for $6.99 + FREE shipping.

WARNING: This stuff can BURN nasty on you, this with care. And if you have ANY allergy to cinnamon, then stay AWAY from this.

Check out this excellent vid how-to by YouTube's Huda Kattan.

Buying lip plumpers can be quite expensive. And getting dermal fillers to get instant BIG LIPS costs tons!

So, this cassia oil is just another cheaper, beauty option.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Riding The Camo Skinny Jeans Fashion Trend For Spring 2015

Okay, we happen to like the camo (properly known as camouflagefashion trend.

This military look NEVER seems to disappear, and at the moment it's running HOT.

Camo skinny jeans are especially perfect for riding this all-american trend.

You can't go wrong styling the camo look. Denim looks fab with it, as well as neutrals, black, red and even stripes against the striking pattern.

Flats, pumps, it's ALL good. And camo skinnies come in lots of colors, too.

Check out these by Hudson for about $200. SOLD OUT, just about everywhere.

On a fashion budget?

Then maybe these Papaya Clothing Camo Skinny Pants might be the fashionable answer

On SALE now for just $11.99!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sorry, RHOBH's Brandi Glanville: V-Shaping Cannot Fully Zap Away Cellulite

Look, cellulute, that dimply fat that likes to show up on women's thighs, butt, stomach and even arms, CANNOT be permanently removed. Period.

So RHOBH star Brandi Glanville, don't get TOO excited about showing the world your latest spa V-shaping cellulite treatments, because the experts know better.

Here's what NYC dermatologic surgeon Neil Sadick says about the common problem of cottage cheese fat removal.

"Regarding your cellulite, it can be reduced but never completely eradicated by any treatment. In our practice we typically use Cool Sculpting to de-bulk and reduce volume in an area, while the Smart Lipo is a great way to remove fat and gently tighten the skin."
(Read more here at

Velashape (V-shaping) is a non-invasive laser procedure that uses Radiofrequency and Infrared Light Energy to shrink fat cells and tighten the skin. It is FDA-approved and uses vacuum + tissue manipulation to tackle the deeper fat layers and  SMOOTH + TIGHTEN the body.

Yes, Brandi---you have a gorgeous figure and your butt looks great, but there is just so much this non-invasive, cosmetic treatment can do.

The reality TV star posted this recent photo on her Twitter page. Oh, Brandi... You are so naughty!

Is there any photo re-touching going on here? Who knows. Maybe Brandi just has a fine behind. At age 42, we must give credit where credit is due, though.

We do admire Brandi's honesty, but maybe some things are best kept hidden.

Friday, April 17, 2015

$3 e.l.f. Studio Angled Blush Brush: Cheap, Smart + Beauty-Worthy

$3. What a GREAT beauty buy!

If you wear blush, and you know you should.....Here's a fab, little brush that REALLY works nicely. And it's so darn CHEAP!

The e.l.f. Studio Angled Blush Brush.

 Don't ALL makeup brushes look alike and work alike?

Sure...A brush looks like a brush, basically. But this $3 e.l.f Angled Blush Brush costs peanuts and has good features at such a smart savings.

The shape is SLANTED for a reason. You get  a sculpted effect with precision.

The bristles are both soft + dense which help contour your facial features smoothly. You can use this blush brush with cream, liquid or powder blush, bronzers or highlighters.

Plus, ladies LOVE this e.l.f. brush.  80 reviews with  4.6 stars out of 5 *****.

Not bad for a 3 buck investment!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

RHOBH Star Brandi Glanville Admits To Over-Filling Face And Then Some

Beverly Hills housewife star Brandi Glanville is NEVER at a loss for words, especially after the airing last night of Bravo's RHOBH Season 5 Finale, Part 3.

The super tall, gorgeous 42-year-old mom to 2 boys has admitted that her recent cosmetic enhancements have gone over-the-top.

Here is what the blonde beauty told RuPaul about having stuff done to her face during E!'s new Good Work show Tuesday night:

"'Yeah, tons...fillers and botox and I've definitely made some mistakes but it's hard to watch yourself get older on television.

"You look and think - maybe I shouldn't have done that and maybe I need to do this," Brandi revealed.

Take a look at Brandi BEFORE the major boost of  fillers, Botox, etc.:

Here she is with some, subtle enhancements (allegedly):

And here is Brandi with fillers-gone-wild today:

But the embattled housewife doesn't seem to want to quit her expensive beauty treatments anytime soon, and she's owning up:

"I've definitely over-filled and I've definitely had some bad Botox where your eyes drop but, y'know, there's no shame in my game."

By the way....Brandi is a busy businesswoman, having has just launched her
own wine - a Sonoma County Chardonnay called Unfiltered Blonde

You can check out Brandi's wine here ($15. a bottle).

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Model Heidi Klum Au Naturale: Unrecognizable Selfie Reveals Strong Bone Structure

We were rather shocked by this recent selfie from longtime model Heidi Klum.

Take a peek. This model has amazing, strong bone structure, but Heidi's face appears much thinner than usual.

Then again...She is a stunning model, so maybe it REALLY is makeup, contouring, hair + great fashion.

Heidi is 41, by the way. And she does have nice, full brows + large eyes. But we must admit, we were taken aback when Heidi showed the world this before her glam squad did their magic for a photo shoot.

And here's the pretty model at the America's Got Talent Season 10 kick-off about a month ago.

How can this be the SAME woman?

We're not sure, but here is proof that Heidi looks gorgeous all glammed up.

Could you recognize Heidi Klum au naturale---minus the makeup?

Monday, April 13, 2015

Get That Bronze JLo 2015 MTV Movie Awards Glow With Body Shop Radiance

Very Versace. Jennifer Lopez slays it once again.

Dressed in a dark mini skirt suit, the mega-star wowed the crowd at the 2015 MTV Music Awards show last night in L.A..

Even more amazing was the signature bronze glow the sexy celeb was showing off.

To COPY JLo's healthy radiance, we suggest adding this from the Body Shop:

Brush On Radiance ($22).

We like this little pot of small, iridescent-colored beads that come in pink or apricot. Just take a big brush and skim it across these cosmetic beads and brush over cheeks, forehead and wherever else you want a luminescent complexion.

Great beauty product that REALLY boosts a healthy, JLO bronze glow!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Rihanna Steps Out In Copper-Red Hair + Bright Purple Lips: Get The Dupe For $6!

Gotta heart Rihanna!

The superstar is such a cool trendsetter; she's able to pull off just about any fashion/beauty look with confidence + style.

Check out the sexy star's new copper-red locks and especially her bold, bright purple lipstick. Rihanna's Instagram page shows the trend here:

And here she is out on the town, doing the Coachella Spring Festival thing with HUGE hoops and all:

Now, check out the great DUPE we hunted down, to COPY Rihanna's bolf, purple lips. We're not sure if she's wearing MAC, but we found ours for only $6, at

The lipstick is called, Pocketful of Posies by Spectrum/Cosmetic:

NOT a lipstick shade for the shy, but excellent for going out at night.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Kendall Jenner Wows In Chic Boho Style On Coachella Kick-Off Day

A+, Kendall Jenner!

We LOVE model J-sister's perfect Coachella style!

Yes, Kendall's now a top, in-demand model, so she should be able to get a flawless ensemble together, but even better, she hits ALL the right notes in the laid-back, Indio, California vibe.

Yup...There's a lot going on here in her look:

1. Over-sized Aviator shades
2. Bikini top
3. Heavy, statement necklace
4. Suede vest
5. Distressed, cut-off denim Bermuda shorts
6. Fringe bag
7. Snakeskin Booties
8. Lots of arm-candy in stacks of bracelets

Copy Kendall's look for LESS.

To get you started, buy a pair of distressed, cut-off denim shorts.

We found these at Forever21 ($34.90).

Kick it off in style, ladies!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Gladiator Sandals remain HOT Trend: Bella Thorne Wears Sky-High

Are you a lover or a fighter? Or somewhere fashionably in between?

We're not sure if these gladiator sandals are too much, but these shoes are SEXY, and Bella Thorne is lovin' the hot fashion trend.

And so is her friend, er.....Miley's friend, Patrick Schwarzenegger.

Gladiators were seen at Paris Fashion week. Take a look at these from Chloe:

And at Valentino:

We LOVE gladiator sandals, but there is a fine line between tasteful and not so tasteful.

When the lace-ups go beyond the knees and the heel climbs really high, well, it becomes super naughty.

However, Bella looks gorgeous, and if you dare to wear her sexy style, then check out these from NastyGal, $110.

Bring on Spring 2015!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Plumper, Smoother Lips The Smart Way: Try Restylane Silk

Plumper, smoother lips.

Who doesn't like that?

The problems happen when women seek lip injections that go awry, and we've all seen some celebrities with over-blown, unnatural-looking lips.

Now there's new Restylane Silk by Galderma to the beauty rescue!

This hyaluronic acid, dermal filler injectabe has been designed especially for lip enhancement, as well as the lines above + around the lip area.

In fact, Restylane® Silk is the first and only FDA-approved filler indicated for lip enhancement + treatment of perioral lines.

Yes....That should be re-assuring to the patient.

This is what Stuart Raetzman, Chief Executive Officer of Galderma Laboratories, L.P, and Senior Vice President North America said recently:

"There is strong market interest for aesthetic products that can help address the signs of aging in the smile area without resulting in an artificial or "overdone" look, and we are pleased that Restylane® Silk will satisfy this need for healthcare professionals and consumers in the U.S."

Restylane Silk gives great lip definition WITHOUT over-plumping.

So results are natural-looking, fuller lips. NO duck-lips.

Look at this Before + After!

To learn more about this new lip plumper for 2015, check out their website here.