Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Birthday To Me? Gisele Turns 35 And Buzz Continues About Secret Plastic Surgery Paris Visit

This story has legs, just like the supermodel herself, Gisele Bundchen.

The buzz will NOT die down on the alleged secret plastic surgery visit to Paris this week for a reported 2-combo deal---eye lift + breast lift.

Price tag---$11,000.

Hmmm. That sounds kinda CHEAP for both procedures at a tony Paris plastic surgery center. BUT------

Apparently, the tabloid press continues to have a field day over Gisele + her sister arriving together at the clinic wearing black burqas to disguise themselves from head-to-toe.

Also, observant reporters note the same limo driver the supermodel always uses, was shown undisguised dropping the sisters off in Paris. Plus----Gisele was photograped with the same backpack she's usually seen with, etc. etc.

Gisele just turned 35 on July 20th. Maybe this is a "Happy Birthday to me gift?"

Here she is from her Instagram account about 2 weeks ago.

Who are we to judge. She is a great model who has recently retired from the runway.

She seems too young at 35 to need cosmetic enhancement, BUT---don't be fooled ladies + gentlemen; other models have had major work done to get where they are. Simple. Period.

Beauty is NOT always as if to the manor born. And Gisele would NOT be the first model to repair or enhance her striking face + body.

To learn more about eye lift surgery, read this from one of the BEST plastic surgery guides at RealSelf.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic Dishes On Fave Sculpting Powder for Kim K

Contouring can transform a face into beautiful star power, maybe that is why shading the jawline, cheekbones, sides of the nose, etc., is so popular these days.

Just look at the ENTIRE Kardashian/Jenner clans---- ALL the ladies look lovely to the nth degree, because of some amazing contour magic.

There are TONS of YouTube How To's on applying the perfect contouring yourself, but it REALLY helps to have a pro makeup artist there to get you red carpet ready.

Most of us do NOT have the luxury + deep pockets for a makeup artist in our everyday life. Kim Kardashian has the talented hands of celebrity artist Mario Dedivanovic to enhance her beauty.

And he's dishing on a wonderful sculpting powder to COPY Kim K's super bone structure with the proper powder

Mario is into the Rodial brand at the moment--- namely their Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Contouring Powder ($57, at

Mario posted a pic of Rodial on Instagram recently, writing:

“Obsessed with @rodialskincare sculpting make up range I found in London, it’s AMAZING! @mrsrodial who is bringing this to the USA? We need this! #rodial #thatPackagingToo.”

We don't advise even trying CONTOURING for everyday looks, even though CELEBS show it off when they appear on camera.

It's NOT easy to master, but if you are anxious to SCULPT higher cheekbones,  thinner nose or sharper jaw, then by all means, try it!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pucker Up! July 29th is Really National Lipstick Day!!

National Lipstick Day is celebrated on July 29th. Too bad today isn't a national holiday.

But this is a REAL day of celebration! And ever since the 1920s, lipstick has become a daily part of the makeup routine.

Celebs like Gwen Stefani have made lipstick their signature look. When we think of the musical superstar, we ALWAYS see Gwen with classic red lips + platinum hair a la Marilyn Monroe.

Same thing for mega-star Taylor Swift and her glam red lips:

So, let's look at lipstick. Maybe RED  lips are too bold for your taste,  but that's alright.

Let's try a fun, sheer, buildable pink lipstick from CG:

Echantress Blush ($5.44, at Walmart).

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Brit Stylist Scolds Duchess Kate For Showing Gray Roots Even While Pregnant

The Duchess of Cambridge is only 33, and yet is GRAYING fast!

Oh, Kate, we feel your pain! We started getting dreaded gray roots in our mid-20s.

But when you're in the public eye and a royal, ALL eyes + cameras are on you. Plus, when you have brunette hair color, gray roots are so much more apparent. It ain't easy, Kate.

And now big mouth Brit stylist Nicky Clarke is scolding the proud new mama for even allowing her grays to be seen back in February while she was expecting Princess baby Charlotte.

Who is Nicky Clarke?

The famous stylist who tended to the lovely head of Princess Diana.

This is what he told the DailyMail.

"Kate needs to get rid of her grey hair — it’s not a good look," he told the publication at his Mayfair salon.

"She does have amazing things done to her hair and it can look great, but unfortunately it’s the case for women — all women — that until you’re really old, you can’t be seen to have any grey hairs."

Kind of harsh, eh?

We have a pricey way to CONCEAL those pesky gray roots, and the Duchess can afford this, we are sure.

This one is by Rita Hazan, celeb stylist NYC ($25, at ULTA).

Sunday, July 26, 2015

This Ain't McDonald's, Ladies: CoverGirl Is Supersizing With New Mascara!

Supersizing has come to mean a BAD thing----fattening, excess + unhealthy.

Okay, that's only for fast food. But when we're talking makeup, a fattening mascara is actually GREAT news!

Hello, CoverGirl!

The big cosmetics company is launching:

The Super Sizer by LashBlast Mascara

Under $7 a tube. And promising to deliver FAT, LONG lashes.

"The Super Sizer by LashBlast Mascara gives you 400% more corner-to-corner volume for full, fanned out lashes."

CG model Katy Perry wears it well. Looking gorg in the Super Sizer!

Learn more here!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Christie Brinkley: Her Chic Summer Hamptons Beauty/Style

61 years old.

Oh, yeah. There's the iconic model Christie Brinkley flashing that megawatt smile as she hits the town for an an advanced screening of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation at United Artists East Hampton Cinema.

We like Christie's look not only for its all-American appeal, but this model is super healthy, and NOT too skinny.

She is curvy, fit + strong.

And we are LOVING Christie's Hamptons beauty/style, like her adorable, high ponytail. That's a great, simple look for summer! She has kept her makeup fresh + lovely with  mascara, liner + pink-y lip gloss, and of course that fab, Hamptons tan.

We also "heart" Christie's skinny white jeans and sandal flats adorned with pretty, faux gems.

Christie also goes for the classic, red pedicure. Looks chic + sexy for summer.

Want a pair of skinny, white jeans?

You can COPY Christie's look here. We found tons of white skinnies at Macy's.

All prices, too....From Michael Kors to 7 for All Mankind to Tommy Hilfiger to Levi's, there is a skinny white jean out there for you!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Beyonce Copies the Cute N' Curly Mariah Do: Massive Ringlets

We LOVE this look:

Massive ringlets---sheer volume.....Okay a bit 1980s...but we adore BIG hair....and apparently, so do 2 of the most famous divas around:

Beyonce + Mariah.

Mariah's been rocking the massive ringlets for a few months now, especially in outdoor venues where heat + humidity do their thing, like with billionaire boyfriend James Packer on his yacht and at Disney with her adorable twins, etc.

And superstar Beyonce is COPYING Maria's sexy voluminous ringlets, as pictured here at NYC's Madison Square Garden last evening for a U2 Concert. Beyonce was too busy giggling for the paps, but let her massive curls do the talking.

LOVE the do on both amazing singers:

Okay....NONE of our business, but are these chicks wearing weaves?

Well, NOT sure, but, we found this excellent primer on WIGS VS. WEAVES at

From what we learned, we would guess these beautiful divas are sporting WEAVES...But gorgeous, nonetheless.

What do you think, readers? A wig, weave or natural hair?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

RHOBH Star Kyle Richards, Weird Sharkado Ad + Benefit Mascara

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards has been busy with her girls filming a brand new season of RHOBH for the Bravo network.

But the reality TV personality has been doing something else which appears a bit weird:

Starring with Tara Reid in the recent teaser for last night's Sharknado 3 ad with Benefit Cosmetics.

None of it goes together. But great to see the lovely Kyle Richards hamming it up for the Sharknado cult classic.

Plus...she looks so pretty in Benefit They're Real Mascara ($24, at ULTA).

This mascara looks worth the beauty splurge:
  • 94% saw dramatic length & volume*
  • 90% saw base-to-tip curl*
  • 94% saw visible lift*
  • 100% saw long-wearing results*

*Results observed in a consumer panel survey

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Summer Jelly Is In Step This Season: Affordable + Cute!

The summer jelly.

You're either going to LOVE this happy little shoe or despise it altogether.

Well, you DON'T have to like the summer jelly, but it is affordable + cute, and fashionable celebrities like lovely Bella Thorne show us how comfy + sweet jellies really are:

Bella looks...well....bella in this ensemble, and we are hearting the cherry red jellies.

Super CUTE. Copy Bella's summer jelly here. Found these at Bloomingdale's on SALE, $23.99.

Here's another pair from NineWest at $29.99
The summer jelly comes in TONS of rainbow colors and is casual and chic for all summer shorts, minis, midis and more.

Do you own a pair? Do you like the summer jelly?

Monday, July 20, 2015

Cindy Crawford's Laid-Back Lake Style: Sexy Long Flannel Shirt

No one does SEXY better than Cindy Crawford

There's the iconic model at a family vacation get-away posing for a photo with the amazing lake backdrop and wearing just husband Rande's long flannel shirt + some cute boots.


Great legs, and at age 49, keeping it together.

We're not sure what state Cindy + family are visiting, but lake life looks good!

If you want to COPY Cindy's laid-back style but don't want to borrow your boyfriend's or husband's long flannel shirt, you CAN buy a chick's flannel shirt.

It's a CLASSIC Americana look and lots of celebs LOVE their flannel shirts, even in summer wrapped around their waist or during a cool evening breeze.

We found some SEXY flannel here at NastyGal ($48).

Friday, July 17, 2015

Gaga Bleached Brows: If You Seriously Desire Them, Try This Quick Method

She's been rather quiet lately, but now she's back with her signature bizarre vengeance:

Gaga's super bleached blonde hair + brows!

Okay, certainly NOT for everyone....BUT. Gaga doesn't care what you think, and she's on a major, platinum roll. We are afraid her hair and now brows will soon snap off.

Here is the peroxide star with her stylist Frederic. In the photo, she says he just re-bleached her brows.

We do NOT advise this look for every day wear, but if you REALLY want to COPY Gaga's super bleached brows, then try this simple, quick method. Plus, it's super cheap, too.

Yup. This stuff will do it...and so easy to use----Jolen Creme Bleach....It's been around for a long-gggg time.

We found a box at for $5.49.

Just mix the cream + powder together and apply with enclosed little spatula to brows. Cover them completely. Wait about 20 mins. Remove product from brows and rinse well with warm water.

There you go----super bleached Gaga brows.

WARNING----- Be prepared for bizarre grow-out process.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ladies----Is 2015 Really The Year Of The Er.....Bush?

Pubic hair. Not exactly a general beauty topic to talk about, but these days, the down there does get mentioned.

Remember actress Gwyneth Paltrow unnervingly discussing her own hair down there?

Just 2 years ago, Gwyneth appeared on Ellen DeGeneres to talk about a sheer gown she was ready to wear on the red carpet:

"Well, let's just say everyone went scrambling for a razor," she said. "I work a '70s vibe . . . You know what I mean?" 

Okay...thanks for the TMI, Gwyneth.

"I knew it had permeated when my brother in-law said to me like, 'I hope you're not going to bring back big b---,'" Gwyneth recalled. "I was like, 'Thanks, Al. Thanks for your support.'"

Cameron Diaz ia another fan of the er....big bush, and has mentioned that, too, in her 2013 book--The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body.

And even poor princess Kate, who is actually Duchess Kate, had some revealing photos snapped in 2012 that revealed a 70s vibe as well.

Since it IS bikini season, um....grooming that area would make sense to us.

According to the HuffPost, 2015 is THE year of the bush.

No one told us....LOL...

By the way, speaking of pubic hair, check out Betty Beauty Color for the Hair Down There ($13.69, at

And that's it...We are done on this topic.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Lindsey Vonn Wows Tonight At ESPY Awards In Red Sexy Gown

We LOVE watching the ESPY Awards every summer, not only for the incredible achievements these athletes bring, but for their super healthy bodies.

Yes, model slim is always beautiful, but so are strong physiques with muscle.

To prove our point, take a look at skier Lindsey Vonn in that red, sexy gown with the sky-high slit. Lindsay looks gorg!

We also think Lindsey's hair + makeup are spot on! Full brow, soft, smoky eye + nude lip.

Flawless. She's really pretty.

A nude lip is NOT easy to pull off, but Lindsey wears it well!

To COPY Lindsey's nude lip, try CoverGirl Continuous Color Lipstick , In the Nude ($5.99, at

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Gray Roots Tougher To Hide For Dark-Haired Gals Like Kourtney

We know how you feel Kourtney Kardashian, except we aren't in the public eye like your family, so when you are showing a minor beauty faux pas that makes you human like the rest of us, we feel for you.

Leave it to the mostly male paps to zero in on Kourtney Kardashian's grey roots just showing by her upper ear + temple.

Are you proud of yourselves, paps?

Give the new momma a break for goodness sake. She just broke up with her longtime partner Scott Disick, so it hasn't been easy for the mom-of-3.

When you have very dark hair like Kourtney....and yours truly, here at, gray roots are DIFFICULT to manage. You can get the skunk-like appearance down the center of a middle part. It ain't pretty.

We think Kourtney Kardashian could care less what the photographers are zeroing in on. If it were us, we would be mortified.

But we have a simple, inexpensive solution. ladies. Many of you already use one of these BETWEEN colorings:

The Instant Grey Touch-Up ($5.99, at Beauty Boutique).

This stuff works in an instant. Available in these shades:

Blonde. Light Brown. Dark Brown, Black. Auburn.

We use this brand in dark brown.

Is this touch-up perfect?

No....But it EXTENDS time between coloring and looks good if applied carefully.

There are more expensive root touch-ups that do NOT perform any better than this little, hair mascara in a tube.
And this would HIDE any stray grays Kourtney has in an instant. POOF! Gone!

We highly recommend this.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Sexy Summer Eye Makeup: Think Ocean And Turquoise

Summer often brings thoughts of the ocean---bright blue....lovely turquoise. So cool and striking

Maybe that is why turquoise eye shadow is HOT at the moment. And it's NOT hard to see why. 

Even DIOR struck a BLUE -TURQUOISE makeup theme on the runway for spring/summer 2015.

Turquoise is bold + beautiful, but as long as you keep the rest of your makeup palette simple, this look will work!

We've been highlighting the K and J sisters a lot lately, because they seem to ALWAYS know the newest beauty/fashion trends coming out.

Today we are featuring Khloe Kardashian. She was already riding the turquoise eye shadow trend back in early April when she and sister Kim visited Armenia.


LOVE the turquoise shadow + high pony tail. SEXY!

And so pretty for SUMMER!

To COPY the look, try Diorshow Khol Stick in "Pearly Turquoise." Found it here at Macy's ($32).

Such a gorgeous blue shimmer for the eye lids.

We think a little turquoise eye shadow makes beauty sense this summer.

Are you bold enough to put some on?

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Pregnant? Then Do NOT Get Facial Fillers Or Botox Claims Expecting Mom Kim Kardashian

We have been researching this topic for a few days now, and we learned something important from television's most famous reality star Kim Kardashian.

The 34-year-old mom to little North is now pregnant with a baby boy.

Kim recently made some key statements regarding her beauty routine now that she is expecting once again.  She included this photo from her up + coming website

And according to the dermal experts out there, Kim is telling it like it is, at least for part of the story.

Read this:

"No I don't do fillers or botox when pregnant like some tabloids are reporting," she explained in an Instagram snap she posted on July 3rd..
"You would have to be really sick to endanger your child like that!"

And most doctors would AGREE. We found these opinions from

"Injections of cosmetic hyaluronic acid are not recommended during pregnancy.  There are no studies to show that it will affect the pregnancy but there is no reason to take a risk to your baby.  You will be glowing from being pregnant and should wait until after you have the baby. You don't want to run the risk of getting an infection or a bleed or anything else that might impact your pregnancy."
----Michele S. Green, MD  
     New York Dermatologist 

But here is where Kim Kardashian says something else about the pregnancy facial appearance, that has thrown off a lot of people:

Kim added: "Anyone who has been pregnant or gained weight knows your face totally changes! My nose gets bigger, cheeks fuller and my lips swell up."

There are many pregnant women who do NOT agree with Kim's assessment here.

We are not going to judge. And there are others gossiping that the star isn't even expecting and secretly using a surrogate.

Wow. We don't believe that.

What's interesting in Kim's admission here is her teasing that she DOES get facial fillers + Botox, but only when she is NOT pregnant.


It is hard, "Keeping up with ALL the Kardashians these days."

What do you think? Can a pregnant woman's face really change like Kim K is telling us?

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Suede Remains Trendy For Summer 2015: Kylie Jenner Steps out

Suede is very fashion forward this summer.

No, we're NOT talking about a heavy article of suede. These days, suede can be constructed of lighter material, and most times, the suede you have on is faux suede.

So what. You can't tell. And suede, whether it's real or not, now comes in lots of pretty colors, too.

Reality TV's Kylie Jenner was out and about with model sister Kendall in Beverly Hills doing lunch.

Check out Kylie's blue tresses and cute, cropped suede top:

You can COPY Kylie Jenner's suede crop top in camel. We found several online shopping.

Here's one from ($34.90).

We like this sleek suede look for summer.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Daytime's Kelly Ripa Proves 40-Something Gals Can Play With Candy Colored Hair

Go, Kelly! Go, Kelly!

Let's face it....Women are expected to act and look a certain way, AFTER they turn 40. Sad, but that's how some people view aging.

But times are changing, thankfully, and with modern chicks like Kelly Ripa, it's OKAY. to do your OWN beauty + fashion thing.

Look at Kelly looking GLAM in bright blue hair. LOVE the candy-colored locks.....Especially since Kelly is nearing age 45!

Oh, yeah...The daytime TV host loves changing up her hair in cut and color. Before feeling happily BLUE, blonde Kelly played around with a cotton candy pink shade about a month ago.


We've never seen Kelly look so joyous. It's all about having fun, and although most of us think candy-colored hair is ONLY for the younger set, like Kesha, Julianne Hough, etc., please think again!

If you would like to try a little blue on you, pick up a box of TEMP hair color, like this one:

Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash-Out Haircolor

($6.99, at Target).

Will you try some candy-colored hair this summer?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Need A Brow Pencil? Make Sure It Has A Waxy Base

We wish we had vintage Elizabeth Taylor brows.

Who woudn't?

The late, beautiful Hollywood legend had PERFECT, full, natural brows.

Brows are NOT our best feature.

Although ours are growing in slowly but surely, we've had thyroid issues, plus we used to OVER-pluck back in the need a little help in the brow dept..

Yes, There are TONS of brow products out there---powders, gels, tints, waxes, pencils, etc..

And these brow boosters can be quite intimidating to try.

At the moment, we are using a brow pencil. Lots of  hits + misses.

Some mistakes. Others too expensive and so on....

Our advice. If you are going to dress up your brows with PENCIL, use one with a waxy base. That feature helps adhere the pencil to the little brow hairs and helps brows look more natural + real. Plus, the wax lasts until you remove makeup at night.

Here is one brand with a waxy formula:

Prestige Browliner ($6.31 + FREE shipping) at Amazon.

The brow pencil comes in 3 shades---TAUPE, BLONDE, or EARTH BROWN.

This is a good, beauty buy.  The brow pencil isn't perfect, but it works well, even as well as $25 pencils.

If you have the perfect brow solution, please share below in the comments section.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Natural Way To Lighten Dark Knees + Elbows---Just 3 Ingredients

Dark knees + dark elbows.

It's a frustrating problem for many women around the world. For us, it happens to be dark knees. Maybe our Mediterranean background is to blame. We're not sure, but it looks like our knees were playing in the dirt, ha ha.

We have tried over-the-counter lightening products like Porcelana cream, but you really have to keep up with applications and we saw some progress, but after, not enough. So we gave up.

Today on YouTube, we found a natural way to LIGHTEN up these areas, as well as the neck. And we are going to try this SOON. We have nothing to lose, and neither do you.

Popular beauty guru Farah Dhukai demonstrates the process using these 3 ingredients you probably have in your kitchen at the moment:

1. Juice from a lemon
2. Juice + pulp from a cucumber
3. Turmeric powder

Farah says to mix equal parts of lemon and cucumber and toss in a pinch of turmeric powder

Apply the mixture with a cotton ball to discolored skin areas.

Leave on for about 10 minutes + then shower off.

Do this DAILY.

See Farah's demo here on YouTube.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Experts Suggest Straight Brows Way To Go If Seeking Fountain Of Youth

Okay, if we believe the beauty hype, then that means stars like Jessica Alba,  Jennifer Connolly + Stacey Dash will look youthful forever.

Say what?

Well, LOOK at the brows of all 3 women. Yup.....straight across the face with barely an arch.

So, how do straight, low, 'boy' brows equal the fountain of youth?

Beauty Experts claim that straight brows FRAME the face nicely...And if the brows are full, then that much better.

Even Plastic surgeons note that the high arch, considered for decades  to be the PERFECT brow shape, has been declining in favor.

Who knew?

We found this from the British

A new study by plastic surgeons seeking the perfect female brow found that women's eyebrows are becoming lower, flatter and less arched. Researchers say the ideal eyebrow has moved closer to the eye over the past 60 years. One theory is that women are subconsciously opting for a more masculine-looking brow.

Not sure how REALLY true any of this is, but we don't think you can FORCE eyebrows to sit straight across if your brow bone is high + curved.

We think it is BEST to go with your natural arch. Keep brows as full + natural as you can. And Do not over-pluck or over-arch.

There you have it, ladies.