Sunday, February 28, 2016

L'Oreal's Low Lather Ever Cleansing Balm Line Won't Strip, Fade or Damage Hair

Do you ever skip a day or two of shampooing because you’re afraid of doing these nasty things?

Damaging, stripping, drying, or fading your hair?

We know we have. That's a never-ending challenge for many of us.

L'Oreal claims their Ever Cleansing Balm line is PERFECT for your demanding tresses. The products feature a low lather, non-stripping, non-build-up system with smoothing botanicals that cleanse, condition, treat damaged hair, de-tangle, soften and add shine.

Wow! Sounds like a must-try.

We found the one for color-treated hair here at ULTA for $11.99.

As you can see from the photos below, L'Oreal's Hair Expertise Ever line also includes EverCreme and EverCurl Cleansing Balms.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Obsessed With Tightlining.....So Cool For Eyes

Nope....We cannot quit this. This simple, tiny beauty tip can transform your look.

And it looks gorgeous on EVERY pair of eyes.

We are OBSESSED with tightlining.

It makes our lashes look longer + thicker! And when you add a great building mascara like L'Oreal Voluminous ($5.89), you can create a false lashes look. Amazing!

And it will work for you, too, even if that's all you apply to your eyes that day.

Er....What is TIGHTLINING?

It's where you apply eyeliner directly to your UPPER lash line, preferably from the underside of the lash line.

Here is a photo  of tightlining: (We found this at Popxo).

To find it, just lift your top or upper eyelid so you can see your upper water line. With your other hand, apply a black pencil liner into the underside of your upper lash line
Sounds squeamish, but it's NOT and it's quick to do, once you get the hang of it.

Try it alone without any mascara just to see how it DEFINES the shape of your eye.

We like tightlining, because our almond-shaped eyes  appear almost alien-like.  Looks so cool.

We use a simple black eye pencil, and it does NOT irritate our eyes in the least.

If you've NEVER tightlined before, try it. You might become obsessed.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tina Fey Looks Great Without Makeup

We're impressed. At age 45, here is a photo snapped yesterday of Tina Fey in New York City sans any stitch of makeup on.

We think Tina looks pretty darn good.

Okay, so her roots are showing. She STILL appears attractive without cosmetics.....not easy to get away with after age 35.

Tina is on another roll these days, as she prepares for  her new movie Whiskey Tango Foxtrot to premiere next week.

Even if you don't like the "heaviness" of a foundation on, you should wear a little color to even up your skin tone + add balance.

We suggest a tinted moisturizer for that almost bare look.

Here's a great one by Clinique, Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $27, at ULTA.

Oil-free, nice wash of color + comes in 6 shades to choose from.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Demi Lovato Slays in Sexy + Sophisticated Tuxedo Skirt Suit at Grammys 2016

We are LOVIN' Demi Lovato's hair + entire look at this evening's 2016 Grammy Awards!

The long, dark extensions are GLAM and her tuxedo blazer and long, high-slit skirt are KILLER!

Plus the sensual body chain is also a nice touch.

To copy Demi's black manicure, try Essie's Licorice ($8.50) to add that naughty finish.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Some Girls Can Get Away With Dark Brows And Very Blonde Hair

There are certain beauty rules we all seem to follow, but then again, sometimes beauty rules can be broken. And there are beauties who break the rules....and darn it....look good doing it.

Let's talk dark brows + very blonde hair.......

The beauty rules say this stark combination is a major no-no.

Well, tell that to a number of celebrities whose signature look features the two extremes together.

Here is Rita Ora just last evening at the Creators Party presented by Spotify, in Los Angeles.

Yup.....Rita's blackened brows are very noticeable, and yet.....she carries it off with her platinum hair quite beautifully. Plus, the sexy singer also went heavy on the liner + lashes for a glam cat eye. MEOW!

And Rita is not alone.

Check out more famous faces who wear flaxen hair with dark brows:

And the icon herself, Marilyn Monroe.

If you're looking to emphasize your brows, then go with the best in the biz----Anastasia. Her Perfect Brow pencils aren't cheap at $23, but deliver a great result.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Copy Queen Bey's Statement Necklace For Cheap From New Formation Video

We must admit, Miss Queen Bey ALWAYS wears the BEST statement jewelry, and this time the sexy star is draped in stacks of silver necklaces + gems in her new single + accompanying music video, "Formation." 

Watch the vid here at RollingStone.

Beyonce chose these stunning jewelry pieces by Dylanex.

Ivy earrings ($310)
Hadley choker ($940)
Falkor II necklace ($1,080)
and the Rocky and Rhys bracelets ($560, $510)

To COPY Queen Bey's pretty stacks of necklaces, we found a CHEAPER, beautiful DUPE, right here from JewelCult ($38)!

How striking is this one?! LOVE it! We just bought one. Plus they give you a 15% coupon code.

It also looks like the silver statement necklace Kendall Jenner wore to sister Kylie's b-day party

Do you wear statement necklaces?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

RHONJ Star Teresa Giudice With New Prison Hair Color Beauty Tip!

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice is back home from her 11-and-a-half month prison sentence.

She sat down with Andy Cohen on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live  One on One" last night.

We only saw about 5 minutes of it, but we caught an interesting beauty tip by Teresa Giudice.

Andy asked Teresa about hair coloring while in prison.
That was a big deal to the RHONJ star...touching up her roots.

She told Andy that hair dye was available to buy at the prison commissary.

And she raved about her new fave ---Revlon #41--Medium Brown, Color Silk in a box.

Teresa beamed that everyone who noticed her new, lighter hair color fell in LOVE with it.

She's gone about one shade or two lighter than her signature raven locks. Look below how her hair color was BEFORE her prison stint:

You can find Revlon Color Silk #41 here at Walmart on SALE now for $2.50 a box.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Have Cellulite? Even Famous Celebrities Have It.....

We were thinking today about our dear mom, who unfortunately passed away a couple of years ago.
Our mom BARELY had ANY cellulite. How could that be?!

We admit, we fall into the huge percentile of women with cellulite. At least 85% of us have this dimpled fat.

We are tall + slender and in decent shape.....and STILL, we have some, too. Not a boatload, but enough to silently cringe at.

We used to think that pro athletes did NOT have cellulite, but we were so wrong.

Check out one of the greatest tennis players in the world---Serena Williams....Yup, she has it, too.

And then there is sexy Amber Rose, who used to be an exotic dancer and works out routinely

Here she is yesterday at Trinidad Carnival.

Lastly, there is iconic model Cindy Crawford with both cellulite + stretch marks before fashion photoshopping. These are natural pics.

The point of this post is to FEEL good about your own body.

No one is perfect, not even sexy celebrities.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Have You Tried Demi Lovato's New Makeup Line from NYC: Under $5 Each

We happen to LOVE NYC or New York Color cosmetics, when we can hunt it down.

Yes, it's SUPER cheap, but sometimes that is alright!

So.......Have you tried Demi Lovato's new NYC Lovatics by Demi makeup line yet?

ALL under $5! Except the eye shadow kit is $6.99, from what we have seen. But STILL a great line to give a shot.

Mascara, shadow, brow pencil, cheek + lip tint----it's worth trying.

Demi is such a major star---so grounded + cute.

The line is available now at Target and Walmart.

 We even love NYC's New York Color Dual Pencil Sharpener for $5. Great eye pencil sharpener---lasts forever.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

John Frieda New Root Blur Powder For Covering Up Annoying Roots

When it comes to touching up roots, some of you ignore them until you can get to your stylist for a new coloring.

Then, there are many of us who are do-it-yourselfers and touch up our roots with the quick fix.

We like using  a brush on root touch-up in a tube. This works well as far as applying + matching color base, but we wish there were a longer-lasting product.

John Frieda has launched a NEW root touch up called, Root Blur, which we found at ULTA for $19.99.

It resembles a foundation kit, complete with a brush. It's in a powder form and appears to grip the strands well.

So...does it work effectively to HIDE annoying roots?

For dark-haired gals, maybe NOT so much, because it doesn't cover strands completely.

Watch this YouTube vid by Michele Yusufi demonstrating Root Blur.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Argan Oil Youthful Serum? Catherine Zeta Jones Claims So

At 46, Catherine Zeta Jones appears ageless. And like most Hollywood lovelies, she's NOT going to give out ALL her beauty secrets......But--- Catherine is dishing on one must-have skin care miracle:

ARGAN oil.

Argan oil can be used on the face, hair + body.

The stunning Academy award winner claims her complexion is very dry, so this exotic oil helps SAVE it, along with drinking a lot of water.

Hmmmm....Catherine recently told the media, that she "saturates" her gorgeous face in the oil. argan oil as great as a face lift?

No, but as a natural product, it's a good one to lend moisture to the skin. It is chock full of Vitamin E and fatty acids.

Plus, you can apply a small amount to hair to coat strands for softness +  a silky texture. It tames frizzies.

We suggest this from MyChelle Dermaceuticals at on SALE for $11.60.

A little argan oil goes a long way.

A great, budget beauty buy, especially during the cold, dry winter months.