Saturday, October 31, 2015

1970s Leather Ponytail Holder With Barette Stick: Back On Trend Now!

If you weren't around back in the 1970s, then this ON TREND hair accessory is very new to you. 

It's the leather ponytail holder....otherwise know as the chopstick ponytail holder, because of the the thin barrette stick used to fasten the ponytail to the leather cuff holder.

Such a COOL BOHO vibe! And it's HOT again for FALL 2015.

It was seen on the Chanel runways, but in truest form at the Derek Lam show. The ponytail holders look FAB with the long, sleek low ponytail style of the moment.

So HIPPIE CHIC! And so chic CHEAP on EBAY.

We found lots of cool leather ponytail holders for just 99 cents + $4.99 shipping. A great deal, found here on EBAY.

Ladies.....Will you wear the trendy leather ponytail holder this Fall?

We are ready!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Quick Chick Halloween Makeup Spider Web With Black Liquid Liner

Halloween is upon us, and if you are stumped for costume ideas, don't worry!

You can create a COOL set of spider web eyes with a simple liquid black liner, crayon, pencil, or even a magic marker.

Who needs a costume when you have a super spider web makeup look?!

Check out this great photo of YouTube star KelseyFarese. Her YouTube vid here!

You don't have to go through every step that Kelsey shows you in fine detail.

Maybe you don't want the faux lashes or heavy shadows. Don't worry. Just draw on a cat eye, add mascara, and draw on your 2 spider webs.

So COOL! We suggest a black liquid liner felt tip pen typeMaybelline's Master Precise Ink Pen is PERFECT for getting the job done.

The beauty of the Master Precise Ink Pen is in its uber skinny point. We're talking about an 'ultra-tin 0.4mm brush.'

We found it at ULTA for $7.99.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Offering High-Performing New Skin Care Products For Fall!

Pumpkin stem cells. Honey. Shea Butter. Aloe. Neem. Camu Camu.

These are just a few of the active, healthy and natural ingredients found in the new fall skin care line-up from MyChelle Dermaceuticals.

MyChelle has instantly become one of our FAVORITE skin care companies, because their products are simply + truly beneficial for one's complexion. And the company prides itself on offering the natural beauty industry something quite unique:

....."By being the first to use anti-aging peptides, plant stem cells, and clinically proven dermatological ingredients."

As MyChelle Dermaceuticals likes to say-----"Clean Science. Professional Results."

MyChelle offers HIGH-PERFORMING skin care products----- and with autumn upon us, it's time to get out the big guns to clean--smooth--+ protect our complexions.

The skin care experts recently sent us the new Fall 2015 complexion care lineup to try out.

In our humble opinion----These products rock!

1). Cleansers that really remove dirt, grime + makeup.
      Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser ($16). Hydrating. Refining Smoothing.

      Gentle Cleansing Wash ($16). Calming. Hydrating. Restoring.

2). Peels that effectively exfoliate + renew complexion.
       Incredible Pumpkin Peel ($28). Strong. Bioactive. Smoother.

3). Day-to-Night Creams that replenish + balance with rich anti-oxidants.
       Gentle Day Cream ($28). Hydrating. Nourishing. Soothing..

       Pumpkin Renew Cream ($28). Replenishing. Strengthening. Protecting.

What we ADORE about the new Fall 2015 line-up:

1. Our complexion feels really clean and balanced. .
2. Our oily skin actually looks pore-less!
3. Our face appears firmer after using these products.
4. Our complexion feels smooth and very exfoliated.
5. Sounds cliche, but our skin really GLOWS.

Skin care at its finest. Thank you, Michelle Dermaceuticals!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Kate Middleton Keeps Wowing Crowds With Big Bouncy Hair + Fashion Style

Kate Middleton has NEVER looked better.

Out and about in the public these days, the Duchess of Cambridge is turning a lot of heads.

Here's the royal mom-of-2 at a black-tie fundraiser last evening in London in a striking floral dress by Brit designer Erdem. Price tag----$4,000 plus.

But more  importantly to her healthy* bouncy* thick* hair!

We are jealous.

Kate looking great. She's letting that mass of brunette hair do ALL the talking. Even her makeup is minimal here with mascara, liner + a soft pinky-beige lipstick.

Her longtime stylist Richard Ward has hinted at the shampoos the pretty Duchess might be using to gain such volume, bounce + shine.And one of these cost $40 (Kerastate Bain Satin):

‘I recommend that my clients use Kerastase Satin Range or my own Richard Ward Couture Hair HydraSlim range,’ says Richard. ‘It uses technology which repairs damage in hair so, if you use it regularly, you’ll have healthy shiny hair. Damaged hair is frizzy while Kate’s signature look is smooth.’

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Choker Trend Continues for 2016: Kim + Rihanna Neck To Neck


It's a jewelry look you either LOVE or probably HATE.....Well, the choker trend is still HOT, and will continue to be into next Spring 2016.

Kim Kardashian and Rihanna seem to be obsessed with chokers, because these ladies wear them a lot.

Only thing is....Kim in a gold coiled Balmain stacked choker looks FAB, but the price tag is around $2,000.
And Rihanna looking GLAM in Dior, well that choker is in the thousands, too.

But you CAN COPY the choker trend. We found several for CHEAP at Forever21.

Look at this one.....A SEXY stacked bar choker in SILVER for only $14.90.


Are you into the choker trend, ladies?

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Get Frequent Gel Manicures? Then Better Put On Sunscreen First

Gel manicures......They don't chip easily and seem to last twice as long.

What's not to LOVE?

We've heard about the possible skin cancer link before......well, the talk is surfacing once again.

GMA talked about gel manicure safety recently.

And we were surprised by what TV dermatologist, Dr. Whitney Bowe revealed.

She claims that "regular gel manicures speed up the aging process," because your hands are going under the UV or LED lamps to set the polish.

Her advice?

If you're going to get frequent gel manicures, then apply sunscreen to your hands about 15 minutes BEFORE getting the manicure.

Dr. Bowe  likes this sunscreen by LaRoche-Posay, Anthelios 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Milk ($35.99, at ULTA).

To catch the GMA segment with Dr. Bowe, click here.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Bold Blue Lips: Big Beauty Trend Of The Moment---Do You Dare?

Famous makeup artist Sandy Linter once remarked, that in your 20s it's okay to go WILD with makeup colors.

The color BLUE is having a moment.....Smoky blue eyes are HOT now and for Spring 2016.

And more lips.

Here's Kylie Jenner a few weeks ago looking GLAM with a bright blue pout.

Blue lips were prominent during the Fall 2014 runway shows, but the shade seems to continue to mainstream in 2015.

Check out singer Melanie Martinez in blue lips for her debut album Cry Baby. In fact, the lipstick shade she is wearing is Cry Baby ( cartoon blue) by Lime Crime makeup's Unicorn Lipstick ($18,  at Lime Crime).

Doe Deere, CEO of Lime Crime, has collaborated with Melanie for her Cry Baby bold shade.

Why the color blue for lips?

Doe Deere explains it at her Lime Crime website:


Will you dare to put on bright blue lipstick this fall?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Copy Jessica Alba's Trendy Smoky Blue Eye: It's Easy....Honest!

We LOVE Jessica Alba making herself accessible to makeup lovers everywhere with her brand new Honest makeup line.

So pretty!

The smoky blue eye was HOT at the DVF runway shows. We adore this 70s vibe.

And yes, you, too, CAN wear a smoky blue eye.

Jessica Alba's Honest Beauty Eye Shadow Trio in Ocean Blue ($25) is the way to ride this trend.

Plus, the GREAT news, Jessica's makeup artist, Monika Blunder, shows us how with her favorite model, Jessica, herself.

Check out this YouTube vid.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Double Chin Elimination! New 5 Minute Injectable Dissolves Quickly!

We LOVE when cosmetic advancements keep coming.....Here's a BRAND new way to get RID of a double chin with a couple of injections.....and POOF! The double, sagging chin is GONE!

NO surgery.....NO downtime......Just a couple of thousand dollars or so, and well, a smoother, tauter chin + upper neckline.

The drug is called Kybella and is gaining plenty of buzz lately.

We think this is GREAT! And the FDA has now given approval. We wrote about this treatment last March when the US was waiting for the green light to proceed.

A lot of women + men are sensitive about loose, or flabby skin anywhere on the face + body. And the chin is no different.

A double chin can be caused by genetics, and how your body determines its fat storage + water retention. Age can also cause a double chin as skin sags. And being obese can also definitely give one a double chin.

This new procedure seems simple + quick 5- minute injection) with excellent, lasting results.  Take a look:

This is a MAJOR beauty breakthrough for 2015!


ABC News has been following Kybella's journey for FDA approval for a few months now. Read MORE here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Kate Hudson Killin' It With Cool Camel Cape Coat: Always A Glam Chick

We've talked about Kate Hudson's glamorous style again + again...And she NEVER disappoints on the red carpet.

Here's the bubbly beauty killin' it with a cool camel cape coat at the New York City premiere of her new movie, "Rock the Kasbah" on Monday night.

LOVE this look, especially the trendy cape coat style.

Now, most of us don't have Kate's resources, so we probably could not easily afford this cape coat, BUT, we can hunt down a cheaper version or two in camel.
Look below:

We like this one at, ($180, on sale!) We want this!

Or this cutie at, ($76.50). Another great buy.

Do you like Kate's camel cape coat, and would you wear this style now?

Monday, October 19, 2015

Cool Kanye For President Tee-Shirt: Get On Board, Ladies!

Well, we knew the Kanye for President clothing would start coming out of the woodwork, especially after the hip hop star announced that he's running for the BIG office in the year 20/20.

Kanye made the announcement back in August during a heartfelt acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The rapper concluded his remarks by announcing a U.S. presidential bid for the election five years from now.

 We just stumbled across this cool tee-shirt from ($20.40).


 We like the tee, no matter where your political party affiliations lie.

Would you wear this Kanye for President tee-shirt for fun?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Jennifer Lopez Started Going Grey In Her 20s: Time To Touch-Up

"I started going grey at 23," admits Jennifer Lopez.

She once told a US radio show: "My mom and my dad both went grey at a young age and I did too. At 23.

"Once I got started doing movies I started to grey. It was the stress, the pressure," she joked.

And when she was married to Mark Anthony, Jennifer laughed that she had to get her hair done " every two weeks."

We feel your pain, J LO, because we, too, started graying in our early 20s.

To show proof that she STILL fights those grey strands, take a peek at her here on the set of her new NBC drama, Shades of Blue on Friday afternoon.

Jennifer is still looking great at age 46, and ZERO makeup on that we can detect.

Yes, dark under-eye circles. So what? Who doesn't have those, right?

We LOVE seeing un-retouched photos like this one. Makes us feel better; makes Jenny-from-the-block appear normal with minor beauty challenges.

A quick, cheap way to HIDE those pesky greys BEFORE your next salon appointment is to use this.

It looks like a mascara wand, but is just for root touch-ups. Just apply to the grey, and POOF....bye-bye until your next shampoo!

Try this one:

Irene Gari Cover Your Grey for Women 2-in-1 Hair Color Touch up Wand ($4.99, at ULTA)..

Friday, October 16, 2015

Pregnant Kristin Cavallari Keeps Break-Outs Away With Acure Facial Scrub

We LOVE when celebs dish on their FAVORITE beauty products.

And we especially get excited when these FAVES are cheap!

Pregnant Kristin Cavallari is expecting her 3rd child soon with football QB Jay Cutler. She looks healthy + fab!

Kristin LOVES this gentle-yet-effective facial cleanser:

Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub. 

"I get more breakouts and clogged pores during pregnancy," Kristin tells For a balanced complexion, she uses the scrub a few times a week to "get rid of dead skin cells and keep my pores clean." 

The scrub is FULL of excellent skin-tastic properties---Organic Sea Kelp-- French Green Clay--Organic Lemon Peel--Organic Chlorella Growth Factor and Argan Stem Cells.

It's a dark green scrub that ain't too pretty, but smells CLEAN with mint green tea + citrus notes.

We found it on SALE here at LuckyVitamin for $7.19. Regularly sells for $9.99.

GREAT beauty budget buy! GREAT beauty tip, Kristin!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Low Ponytails Hot Fall Trend: Anyone Can Do This!

If you want to get in on one of the hottest Fall hair trends, then you will need long, straight hair, but other than that beauty prerequisite, the rest is super easy!

The LOW ponytail was ALL over the runways---- from Carolina Herrera to Dior, it's a classic, chic look that looks clean, crisp + sophisticated.

To keep hair super straight + sleek you might need a little styling help.

We suggest Ken Paves You Are Beautiful Relaxing Balm ($16.98, at Walmart).

  • Smoothes hair, fights humidity and controls frizz
  • Promotes style memory so hair holds all day
  • Straightens and smoothes

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Vogue Embraces The Imperfect Oxblood Lip Stain

It's AUTUMN.....What would you expect?

Rich dark shades like Oxblood, Crimson, Bordeaux + Claret are taking over as the HOT new lip trend.

And according to, NO lip liner required.

Instead, it's all about the smudge-able berry stain.


And stars like Kate Hudson are turning heads.

The rest of the makeup appears sparse, or at least NOT heavily over-done when presenting the imperfect oxblood lip.

So, how do we er.....apply this imperfect lip stain?

Vogue suggests all you need is a deep, earthy red lipstick, and.....

a soft-edged stain in which pigment is pushed into the lips with a fingertip.

The imperfect lipstick trend is SOLD OUT, but they're ordering up MORE.

It's Burberry Prorsum's Lip Velvet Oxblood #437 ($34).

You don't have to wait to spend $34 on a earthy red lipstick. You can DUPE the shade, or choose one that is in the same oxblood family of reds.

Monday, October 12, 2015

TwistNClean: Genius Beauty Tool That Wipes Away Mascara Excess Instantly!

Ladies, we have ALL been there; I'm talking about the glop + glob left from mascara as you PUMP the tube to extract mascara on the wand to apply each coat.

You know what can happen.....It's just way too much. And now your pretty lashes are CLUMPING + difficult to SEPARATE for the next lash-building coat or layer.

We have admitted here several times, that we CANNOT live WITHOUT mascara. We are, er....a mascara freak, and a proud one at that.

Today, we are lucky that there are TONS of 'volumizing' mascaras available---thick formulas that BUILD + BUILD for a gorgeous faux lash effect. Plus, there are BIGGER, WIDER wands/brushes that can hold more mascara product.

The only bad thing, you can OVER-LOAD....then lashes, as we say, CLUMP + SPIKE....

TWISTNCLEAN to the beauty rescue!

This is a first-of-its-kind product now available for mascara lovers everywhere. And it's healthy for the planet---100% biodegradable.

Stephen Isola developed this genius beauty tool, and was gracious enough to SEND us a TwistNClean along with a supply of re-fillable inserts.

I am using his photos from the TwistNClean website to show you what the little beauty box looks like and how a mascara wand/brush is inserted INSIDE the box where the inserts wipe OFF the excess mascara, and allow you to now apply a perfect coat WITHOUT the glop + glob!

And a TwistNClean is a great beauty budget buy. For just $8.99, you receive one Box Case with Mirror: includes one TWIST N’CLEAN insert.

Then for $9.99, you can buy a BIG pack of re-fillable inserts.

What can we say?

This is an inexpensive + smart beauty tool that lets women build perfect, even mascara coats for great-looking lashes.

And makeup artists will also fall in LOVE with TwistNClean.


Thank you, Stephen Isola.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Liz Hurley All Wrapped Up: Pashmina Shawls Perfect For Fall

Gotta LOVE Liz Hurley. The British-born actress is out and about doing her best for breast cancer awareness, as she has unselfishly done for a number of years now. And looking gorgeous at 50, we might add!

Of course, PINK is the signature color for breast cancer awareness, and Elizabeth wears it well.

We especially adore her light pink Pashmina shawl, or whatever cashmere wrap that might be.

That reminds us: Pashmina shawls/wraps are PERFECT for those cool autumn days + evenings.

And they are CLASSIC accessories. A genuine Pashmina shawl is usually made with a 70% cashmere + 30% silk blend and can cost between $200 and $500 at stores like Nordstrom's.

We hunted down a PINK Pashmina for a lot LESS.

Just $14.95 at

Looks great. Not sure how authentic it truly is, but still--- a pretty shawl/wrap, that can also serve as a scarf.

Love it! A shawl can change up the look of any style you wear.

Jessica Alba is another fashionable celeb often photograped wrapped up in a shawl/scarf .

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Redhead Power! Ashley Tisdale Wows In New Hair Color

We LOVE red hair.

When we think of an amazing redhead, we often think of model Angie Everhart.

So jealous---such incredible auburn tresses! SEXY woman.


 Well, there's a HOT new redhead in Hollywood, and she's amped up the fiery locks, and wow !

Ashley Tisdale has made the color leap from her usual blonde hair shade to a pretty redhead.

What do you think?

Here is Ashley yesterday at the 2015 Power of Women event in Beverly Hills:

Ashley has never looked more glam.

Now, to dye your hair red is challenging if you are NOT a natural redhead, but it can be done of you allow a color professional to deal with the finicky hair shade in a bottle.

Red color is the fastest fading dye of the entire hair color spectrum. According to what we learned, the red color molecule is the largest of all the color molecules, and for that reason, washes out very easily. That is why, washing red dyed hair too frequently, can speed up fading. That and chlorine pool water.

Invest in shampoos that are for color-treated hair to hold on to your exciting new hair shade. And if you want the least upkeep, put in a few red highlights around your face, instead of going the red route for your entire head.

If you still want to go it alone and color your own hair, then try this one:

Garnier Nutrisse Permanent Hair Color, True Red 66 (Pomegranate))

Friday, October 9, 2015

Blue Smoky Eye Like Kendall: Hot For Fall 2015 And Spring 2016

We all LOVE a sexy smoky eye, but what makes the look even more stunning is a bold color like blue + aquamarine, which Diane Von Furstenberg showed on the runway for DVF Spring 2016.

Here is model Kendall Jenner for DVF wearing blue lids with a soft nude lip---so chic.

Big sister Khloe Kardashian also showed off the look a few months ago during that amazing trip to Armenia with Kim.

Khloe rocked the smoky blue eye purr-fectly.

Again, pairing the bold pop of blue shadow with a quiet nude lipstick.

We really like this look and are tempted to try it on, because blue shadow + dark brown eyes rock!

Check out Sona Gasparian doing a great DVF YouTube demo.