Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Looking For Super Soft + Shiny Hair? Try This $1 Leave-In-Treatment!

We like going into the Dollar Tree store. We stock up on Bazooka bubble gum, candy like YUMMY unknown gummy bears, etc.

We happened to bump into the shampoo aisle and noticed the Infusium hair care line. What captured our eye was a 16 oz. bottle of Infusium 23 Color Defender Leave-in-Treatment.

At BeautyEncounter.com, the same bottle costs $11.30, BUT....ONLY $1 at Dollar Tree.

If you are looking to SHINE UP dull tresses and make hair super soft and tangle-free, then MASSAGE this watery treatment into wet or dry hair.

We LOVE the watery, thin feeling of this product. We hate OILY leave-in-treatments . And this one works---SHINE, SOFTNESS ...but does it PROTECT color-treated hair from FADING? Not sure.... How exactly would that work?

This is not a VOLUME-builder, but if you are a day between shampoos, this allows your locks to look clean + healthy.
We are NOT certain this product is still in the Infusium line-up at drugstores,  maybe this is just now farmed out to the Dollar Tree chain, but it does create pretty shine, and let's face it.....we all LOVE hair that has that megawatt brightness.

Hey, for a buck, what do you have to lose, ladies?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Cindy Crawford Steps Out In Great Style With Cognac Peep Toe Booties

Maybe it's her supermodel style + beauty, but Cindy Crawford really knows how to wear a pair of peep toe booties....And yeah, the flowing coral dress is SEXY, too.

There's the iconic model at age 49, putting all others to shame, as she steps out for dinner in Malibu.

Gotta LOVE the cognac, peep-toe booties!

Of course, Cindy always looks GLAM + flawless with perfect, wavy hair + makeup.

Peep toe booties are HOT on trend as Cindy shows us here.

You can dress them UP or DOWN, and these shoes look FAB, even with a very feminine, soft flowing dress like Cindy has on. Even though the peep toe bootie is chunky, it works in a number of ways.


You can COPY Cindy's stylish footwear. Peep toe booties are everywhere this summer. We found TONS of them at CiciHot.com.

Look at this pair ($37.99).

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Chambray Shirtdress Hot For Summer: Kylie, Anne + Katie Wearing

Everyone LOVES denim + chambray. It's an American classic! And it happens to be a HOT fashion staple for summer in the form of the comfy, stylish shirtdress.

Chambray VS. Denim.....

There is a difference. Just remember that chambray is a lighter fabric cousin of denim, although both chambray + denim seem to be used interchangeably.

Celebs have been looking GLAM in the chambray shirtdress all spring + heading into summer.

Take a look. Here are Kylie Jenner, Anne Hathaway + Katie Holmes:

You can COPY this trend for cheap. We found this one at Target for $22.49 in sizes---xsmall, small, medium, large + xxlarge.

Great look for summer---comfy, easy, breezy.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Yes, There Is Power In Makeup---Why All The Shaming?

We're just happy that someone finally opened their mouth and stood up for women who actually LIKE wearing makeup.....

"Not that there's anything wrong with that."  Ha ha.

There have been lots of makeup shaming photos + posts lately.
We wonder why?

Sure, we believe like every woman that we are MORE than our makeup.

Of course we are. But what is wrong with wearing some mascara, foundation, blush or lip gloss?

Why should women feel shamed when weaing makeup?


There is power in makeup, and thus the growing social media campaign, called the power of makeup.

Take a look here on Instagram.

And watch this amazing vid by NikkieTutorials.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Arm Liposuction Is Real: Then You Can Recyle Fat Into Butt For Sexier Shape

So much pressure on women to be P-E-R-F-E-C-T.

We just saw a quick piece on liposuctioning back arm fat, then taking that flab and recycling into the butt via injections for a Kardashian/Lopez behind.

To see what this looks like Before + After click here on YouTube.

Well, we are ALL for re-cycling, but really now!

Round, BIG butts remain the rage for women around the globe.

And injections or a fat transfer appear to be the most popular way to go, otherwise known as the Brazilian Butt Lift.

Kylie Jenner has come under attack by those accusing the young reality TV star of getting butt injections to look more like her big sister Kim.

Kylie has only recently admitted to some lip filler, NOT booty filler.

We are certainly NOT here to judge on who's getting fat or filler injections, just trying to discuss the body trends going on at the moment.

What do you think? Cool idea to transfer useless fat into amazing butt?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Perfect Beach Cover-Up: Hey, It Is Summer!

Victoria's Secret ALWAYS features SEXY undies + swimwear, but did you ever wonder about their cover-ups?

We found a gorgeous one with glam rhinestones, semi sheer and in a linen knit.

Plus it's on SALE for $88.

Can you say gorgeous?

This comes in doe skin, as pictured and in white. Either way, it's a lovely summer statement piece.

The v-neck adorned with pretty beading makes this a worthy buy.

Hey, it is SUMMER, finally. Time to shine, ladies!

For more details on this VS Linen Beaded Cover-Up, click here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Strobing Makeup Trend: Getting Your Glow On Fast 'N Easy!

Everyone's been buzzing about STROBING. From Good Morning America to YouTube. It's ALL about the light....the glow. And the upper cheekbone, brow bone + inner eye bone are all you have to worry about  if you want a quick radiance.

Let's face it. Contouring takes a lot of time to shadow the bad stuff and highlight the good. Plus you must BLEND, BLEND, BLEND perfectly.

With STROBING, all you do is HIGHLIGHT. It's fast 'n easy, too. And it's a HOT summer trend.

We like the idea of a pearly kind of glow atop the cheekbones. They just look higher, more defined + pretty.

STROBING adds depth. It can transform a flatter cheek to WOW status. And it looks more natural than the heavier contouring that stars like Jennifer Lopez + Kim Kardashian often wear.

MAC Cosmetics has their own strobe cream ($33) to bring luminosity + a soft dewy-ness to the face.

Check out YouTube's Missy Lynn for her methods of STROBING.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Jessica Alba's Diet Secrets: Dinner Salads + Gallons Of Cholula Hot Sauce

Jessica Alba appears to live a clean life. She's married, a mom of two adorable little daughters, has a great career, etc.

In other words, you NEVER hear about Jessica Alba falling over in a bar or getting caught doing bad things .

Plus, girlfriend ALWAYS looks flawless on the red carpet.

So what is her secret?

Well, we don't know much about the pretty star, but we do know that she has a couple of diet secrets she revealed to Delish magazine recently:

SALADS for Dinner.

CHOLULA Hot Sauce.

Well, hot sauce does burn calories, so maybe that's a tip, plus she likes spicy food.

If we stopped by your house for dinner one weeknight, what would you probably be making?
"I try to always have a salad, and I always make my own salad dressing—it just tastes better. I'll often make a chicken quesadilla with corn tortillas—and gallons of hot sauce. Literally. It's like I'm trying to burn a hole through my stomach. It's so good. It's such a problem."
There you have it.
Well, it is true that HOT peppers can BURN fat. Read on what Dr. Oz has said about the magic ingredient that  revs up the metabolism:
"Capsaicin, the key substance that makes chili peppers hot, stimulates your "fight or flight" stress response and may increase metabolism by 23 percent. Peppers may even improve your muscle-to-fat ratio: Research suggests that capsaicin inhibits the generation of fat cells."

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Beauty Tip Today's 2015 Summer Beauty Buy

You can toss this one in your 2015 summer beauty bag, ladies!

Here at Beauty Tip Today, we like to see makeup + skin care products that give you lots of bang-for-you-buck. So here it is:

L'Oreal Paris Colour Eiche La Palette Nude 1

Hey, you CAN'T go wrong with a neutral palette. NEVER!

You get 10 classic soft eyeshadow shades to play around with. Plus, this palette would be flattering on all skin tones + eye colors. These shadows glide on like butter and blend together perfectly.

We found this good beauty buy at ULTA for $19.99.

Hey, this is GREAT for summer---1st day today! It's practically goof-proof. The colors are lovely + natural-looking. Nothing garish here.

We give this La Palette Nude the green light!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

L'Oreal Paris' Telescopic + Voluminous Mascaras Together Can Mimic One DiorShow Mascara

Okay, so maybe our headline here is a bit confusing, but let us explain......

Mascara is our friend, our FAVE beauty item. And let's be honest...a high-end mascara like the iconic DiorShow Mascara is REALLY superb stuff.

But it isn't cheap at $27.50 a tube. So we don't use it too often.

However, our friend Nina just gifted us with some DiorShow, and we were quickly reminded how AMAZING this cult fave formula is.

DiorShow mascara gives your lashes  BOTH length + volume. You CAN see your fringe grow before your eyes!

And now for the clever DUPE.....Two L'Oreal Paris mascaras can equal the quality of one DiorShow mascara:

L'Oreal's Telescopic mascara ($10.59) for the LENGTH

.....and L'Oreal's Voluminous mascara ($7.59) for the VOLUME

Sounds silly/stupid. But if you apply both L'Oreal mascaras, you can COPY the more expensive DiorShow.

Telescopic is NOT a thickening formula but gives super length to lashes. And Voluminous gives you the necessary fullness.

So, just a little beauty experimentation on our part.

Hey, it's only makeup. Have some FUN!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ravishing Ruby Rose: Uses Cheap Skin Care Products

Orange is the New Black star Ruby Rose is not ashamed to admit that she uses cheap skin care products for cleansing + moisturizing.
Ruby is stunning and her complexion looks smooth + radiant to us, so the brunette Australian beauty must be doing something right.

We don't care if she completely shaves her entire head, she is STILL gorgeous with her most unique androgynous style.

So here are 2 quick beauty tips from Ruby Rose as told to Beauticate.

1.)  Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water ($16.24, free shipping)
2.)  Cetaphil Moisturizer ($12.39).

Ruby explains: "When you're wearing full make-up for hours, you'll start to break out from just not having that freshness on your face. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water gets rid of all the make-up. I moisturise with a light Cetaphil, which is like the cheapest, most simple product in the world, you can get it everywhere. I love Cetaphil."

Plus, Ruby said she washes her face, a lot---"I wash my face three times a day, if I can. That's my one important thing. I'll do hair and make-up and then if I've got a break between the next fashion show I'll wash it all off, do a quick mask and then put make-up on again, just to let my skin breath."

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Nina Dobrev Goes For Big Hair + Loose Curls At The Final Girls Premiere

Lovin' this look. If you're into BIG hair + lotsa volume, then Nina Dobrev takes the cake!

The gorgeous actress wowed on the red carpet recently at the premiere of her new movie,  The
 Final Girls in L.A..

Take a look at Nina's hair. We think she's pretty flawless here with a sexy, glam side-part.

To COPY Nina's do, you will need a one-inch curling iron. That's an essential to create those loose curls all over the head.

You will also NEED a root boost spray to maximize the fullness + thickness.

Try this one:

OGX Biotin & Collagen Root Boost Spray, 6 fl oz ($5.74, Walmart).

This root booster is gentle + good for your locks, formulated with hydrolized wheat proteins.

Hey, girls--- Go big or go home!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Thank You So Much, Tyra: A True No Makeup Selfie

We've all seen some great-looking stars showing us how brave they are, taking no makeup selfies + posting them on Instagram.

The only thing with that, we would venture that MOST of these au naturale photos are NOT 100% makeup free, plus many have been photoshopped to blur hard edges, or used special lighting to make their naked face selfies super awesome.

We have been waiting for the REAL deal, and model Tyra Banks has stepped up to the beauty plate.

So for that....we say THANK YOU, Tyra!

Here's the 41-year-old, gorgeous model wearing ZERO makeup and with ZERO special photo effects

Wow....We are pretty blown away.

Yup....Tyra, you look  NORMAL, like a real chick with common beauty imperfections----- dark undereye circles, uneven skintone and not the longest eyelashes.

We LOVE you, Tyra. There is so-oooooo much emphasis on women feeling pressured to appear flawless or perfect. And you have shown us that even extremely attractive women get help with proper makeup, hair + fashion.

This is what TYRA wrote on her Instagram:

You know how people say #no filter but you know there's a freakin' filter on their pic? Or maybe there's a smidge of retouching going on but they're lying and saying it's all raw & real?

'Well, this morn, I decided to give you a taste of the really real me. I wanted to smooth out my dark circles so badly!!! But I was like, "Naw, Ty. Show 'em the REAL you." 

'So...here I am. Raw. And there YOU are...looking at me, studying this picture. Maybe you're thinking, "Whoa, she looks ROUGH." And if you are, great! You deserve to see THE real me. The really real me. #RawAndReal'  

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Please Remove ALL Makeup Before Bedtime, Ladies!

We have repeated this + repeated this many times before:

"Please remove ALL makeup before bedtime, ladies."

Your face + neck should be clean + spotless so your pores can breathe and the repair to cells can begin as you sleep.

Plus, adding nightime serums + creams react more effectively when skin is super clean.

Not only that, but you CAN damage skin + lashes with old dirty, greasy makeup or clumpy, dry mascara.

And we offer proof.

Lately, we have noticed that it takes tons of mascara coats to get full, sexy lashes, so we stupidly began sleeping with a clean, clear complexion, EXCEPT for our mascara.

We left the lashes overnight, so that by morning, we could apply MORE fresh coats of mascara on TOP of the old mascara for BETTER grip + fullness.

Sometimes it worked, but not always. And we noticed now that we have a tiny space MISSING a few upper lashes.

That has NEVER happened before. So now we must practice what we preach.

Take it ALL off!

A makep pro once taught us to REMOVE makeup at night with Pampers Baby Wipes ($2.37 at Walmart). Yes...for real.

Works great, too.

24-Hour Instant Boob Job: Would You Pay Big Bucks To Try Cinderella Breasts On?!

It's no secret that we are a culture obsessed with boobs. So much so, that the numbers don't lie:

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that 313,327 breast augmentations were performed in 2013.

The  average cost for breast implants...about $6,000. Okay, that's not cheap. But consider this growing, HOT trend for all the rich gals out there:

The 24-hour boob job.

It's REAL and women are trying this out for FUN and to see what it's like to have PERFECT breasts for an entire day.

It's a simple, non-invasive procedure, involving saline injections to PLUMP UP the breasts like a surgical implant.

The pricetag is around $3,500. Wow.

Why not just get the more permanent solution? Well, this appears to be quick + easy with zero long-term possibility of health problems, multiple, future surgeries and so on.

Even the NYTimes did a piece on the 24-hour boob job last August, titling their post, What a Difference a Day Makes... LOL

And yes, the ultra-rich ladies are getting the instant boob job for party events like weddings, beach vacations, bar mitzvahs, etc.

Are we that shallow of a society to spend thousands to look flawless for one event?!

Yes. The world has become a crazy place.

But we must admit.....If money were no object and you could experience the perfect boobs for 1-day, wouldn't you?

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Rihannna Keeps Rockin' The Red Hair: And We Love It!

Red hair dye....Red hair extensions....Red wigs... Not sure.....Hey we ain't gonna judge. All we know, is that Rihanna ALWAYS looks gorgeous in red locks.

The superstar as been enjoying life as a glam ginger for the past couple of months now.

Rihanna has sported long, red hair before--- a few years ago. And she kept it for quite a while.

Red hair is the most challenging hair color to keep up with. It FADES the fastest, so going to the salon can become a frequent visit.

People Mag caught the sexy star allegedly out on a date with Soccer Star Karim Benzema in Santa Monica last evening.

And here are more 'Lady in Red' pics of the singer in April + May:

Would you rock red hair right now?

We are tempted. We had it once years ago and got lots of compliments, but it faded so fast and that was that.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Copy Khloe Kardashian's Blonder Highlights At Home With Lightening Spray

We are lovin' Khloe Kardashian's blonder, lighter locks!

The blonder Khloe goes, the hotter this K-sister looks!

For years, the youngest Kardashian sister would dye her naturally light hair dark to match the raven locks of sisters Kim + Kourtney.

Well, thank goodness Khloe has returned to what nature gave her, because she looks amazing!

Just last week, the reality TV star was snapped heading out of a Bev Hills salon following a 5-hour blonding session to maintain those beautiful, flaxen highlights.

Wow! Five hours?!

Why not COPY Khloe's blonde highlights at home minus the long-ggggg salon stay?

If you are light haired to begin with and want to AMP UP your blondeness, then try this John Frieda cult fave:

Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray

GREAT stuff.

We found some at ULTA. Spray it + blow-dry! The product works with styling heat and you see

This summer, GO BLONDER or GO HOME, ladies!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Copy Jessica Alba's Gray Midi Dress + Pink Stilettos Look For Much Less!

Let's be truthful here.

When actress Jessica Alba makes her presence known at a public event, she ALWAYS gets it right.

And we have proof. Here is the glamorous mom-of-two + businesswoman at the Forbes Women's Summit in New York City yesterday.

Jessia looks gorg in a gray, sleeveless midi dress with pretty, bubble-gum pink stilettos.

Simple, but classic elegance.

We found a gray midi dress at a ROCK-BOTTOM price. Check this out from OMGFashion.com (Just $9.23!)

And we found some pretty pink stiletto pumps.

Your choice, ladies. The Jimmy Choos (on sale for $145) or the Go Janes ($19.97)...LOL...Either way, both pairs are nice.

We love how Jessica paired a soft grey neutral with a pop of colorful pink.

GREAT look, Jessica.

And by the way, this star is one smart cookie. Jessica's Honest Company, which sells eco-friendly household products was recently valued at $1 billion.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Beyonce Vegan Announcement: Also Claims Skin Is Now Firmer + Tighter

When Beyonce made a big announcement yesterday on Good Morning America, well...fans were hoping for a lot more than some basic preaching about being a vegan and how this dietary lifestyle has changed her life.

But the gorgeous superstar DID mention something we think is pretty extraordinary for following a vegan meal plan:

"I felt like my skin was really firm, a lot tighter than when I deprived myself of food, and the weight stayed off," Beyonce said.

Wow! Where do we sign up?!


Just from saying NO to meat, eggs + dairy products?????

Well, if so, then this is big news.....that a vegan dietary lifestyle does wonders for a more youthful + healthier complexion.

Let's face it---Beyonce is a strikingly stunning star, but we also know that she works out extremely hard and also has the BEST makeup + fashion teams to have her looking perfect, 24/7.

Still, the veganism Bey is promoting, along with the launch of a vegan meal delivery service has got us intrigued.

What does Beyonce dine on, then?

"A vegan diet includes all grains, beans, legumes, vegetables and fruits and the nearly infinite number of foods made by combining them." Read more here at About.com.

Beyonce has kept her curves + the lbs. off since joining the Marco Borges 22-Day Revolution Vegan Plan.

To learn more, click here.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Way Cool: Wavy Bob Still Hot Hair Trend Especially With Celebrities

The bob...er....lob....um...now known as the wavy baby bob is STILL HOT! And it seems like EVERY gorgeous celeb is wearing it.

Plus....this wavy bob do is supposed to be universally flattering....Hmmm.Well, not on a pointy, strong chin like ours. So, no...not sure how perfect this bob is for all.

But---if you can wear this cute, edgy hairstyle and then wrap ends around a curling iron, then you are IT. This is a no-fail look for most.

Wow! Kerry Washington, Emma Stone and Taylor Swift are just 3 fans of the wavy bob. And they look so GLAM.

Celeb stylist Edward Tricomi says it's here to stay:

"It's a short hair look without the commitment; you can grow out quickly,"

To get the look you will need 2 things:

"For tousled waves, I like to curl hair around an iron," he explains. "Then shake out the curls and use a texturizing spray or dry shampoo to give the look a little more grit."

Try this dry shampoo by Not Your Mother's Clean Freak ($5.99,  at CVS).