Monday, June 27, 2016

Ripped Knee Thigh-Baring Jeans Still Hot Trend

For some strange reason, I happen to LIKE the ripped knee, thigh-baring jeans trend.

The look has been around for about 2 years now and is STILL HOT, because supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio was showing off the ripped jeans just 2 days ago as she left the Balmain fashion show in Paris with her daughter Anja.

Take a look. And she's wearing that classic military-syle Balmain blazer ($1,677), this time in Nude.

I think it's a SEXY style, but I know lots of people who hate disheveled, ripped jeans, especially baring the knees and thighs.

Balmain's little darling, Kim Kardashian  was ALREADY sporting this fashion trend back in Spring 2014, and I LOVED it then.

Model Gigi Haddid has also worn the look with a simple white blazer + white trainers.

Now, you can make your OWN ripped knee, thigh-baring jeans with a pair of scissors + a little imagination.

And no, the big holes do NOT have to match perfectly.

 And if you can afford to purchase an authentic 6-Button, Double-Breasted Balmain Blazer, then good for you,  and click here.

Let it RIP, ladies!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Really Delivers For All Women

I'm ALWAYS on the hunt for mascara that REALLY defines the lashes.

I got lucky yesterday; my friend Nina who LOVES all makeup---especially mascara, gifted me with an adorable pink tube of lipstick packaged in a cute pink box.

Hmmm. It read in gold lettering:

Better Than SEX.

Yup....That's the name of Too Faced's mascara, and it comes with a unique, wide hour-glass-shaped mascara brush.

Nina promised me AMAZING lashes.....and she was right!

Better Than Sex mascara TRULY delivers for All the ladies:

Longer, thicker, separated lashes.

Take a look at the model wearing it:

A very build-able mascara and one that LENGTHENS beautifully, in the same sense of L'Oreal's Telescopic mascara.

I found a pretty pink tube of Too Faced Better Than Sex here at ULTA ($23).

It's worth the splurge, ladies.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Maine Chaga Products For Collagen-Boosted Complexion And Smoother Skin

Chaga might not sound too pretty, because it's a medicinal mushroom growing on decayed birch trees, but it's been found to be FULL of precious antioxidants, which makes for more beautiful skin when added to skin care formulations.

Wild Chaga found in Maine happens to be one of the more potent varieties out there, so this appears to be the BEST chaga around.

So, I asked my New England friend Rebecca Webster what all the beauty hype was about the chaga mushroom and learned plenty at her company website

The company believes in + sells natural, organic skin care products, teas and supplements. And they've been receiving a lot of BUZZ lately and with good reason.

If we look at the beauty science of the Chaga mushroom without getting too complicated, we find it contains a valuable component known as betulin. When that is converted to betulinic acid, the skin care rewards are there.

That means:  Improved skin tone + clarity with the stimulation of collagen production, making for a younger-looking, smoother complexion and wherever else you apply it to the body.

Who doesn't want more amazing + supple skin?

Rebecca Webster was generous to send me a couple of  her wonderful + exclusive Maine Chaga products:

1. Maine Chaga Age-Defying Face Serum.($38). This quick-drying serum contains 200-plus antioxidants with Melanin, Vitamins + Minerals + Amino Acid Complexes.

2. Maine Chaga Face + Body Cream.($35). This rich yet lightweight cream contains the full Chaga benefits with Green Tea, Chamomile, Cucumber, Shea Butter, Aloe, Jojoba, Coneflower, Grapeseed, Safflower, and Sesame.'

I found the serum + cream work EXCELLENT together. I LOVE the serum on my face + neck. It makes for an effective facial primer, smoothing the complexion and adding a perfect layer for foundation + other makeup with a pore-less look.

The face + body cream is terrific for areas that need extra hydration like on my decollete. I am hoping, this can soften the sun spots I have accumulated over the years. It feels like silk and leaves your body + face feeling ultra-smooth.

And you can be assured that the chaga her company is harvesting and processing is the real deal:

" Our processing facility is registered with the FDA, registration #18195837554.
My Berry Organics/Maine Chaga has been inspected and licensed by the State Of Maine..." 

If you're looking for better skin tone + texture, I would definitely, try these Maine Chaga skin care products.This is nature at its best, These are authentic, healthy face + body formulations that have been carefully prepared.

I've been using both products for almost 3 weeks now, and my finicky skin has responded WITHOUT irritation.

I think you will LOVE Maine Chaga products.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Copy RHONYC Bethenny Frankel's Caged Arena Gladiator Sandals For LESS!

Whether you like it or not......GLAM gladiator sandals are TRENDY HOT for Summer 2016!

We LOVE straps and ties, but we're on the fashion fence about the gladiator style.

Still-----It's ALL over the street and the caged arena gladiator look is HOT once again.

Check out Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel strutting her $450 pair of Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandals in Manhattan on Wednesday.

The flat style + silver studs make these TRES chic.

You can COPY the Skinny Girl CEO's style with a CHEAPER pair.

Check out our super saver here at on SALE for $78.39 and studs included!


If you don't mind, I'm going to SKIP this one, but you go right ahead, because it's a trend on fire this season.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Plus White XTRA Whitening Toothpaste--Cheap + Decent Brightening!

You've read my review before on the Plus White 5 Minute Speed Whitening Gel, because darn it----it works GREAT for LESS than 10 bucks. See my BeautyTipToday post here.

 If you sneak into my medicine cabinet, you will find that I ALWAYS have a tube of the Premier Whitening Gel on hand when I need to "up my game," so to speak. I already own the mouth tray from purchasing the first kit.

My humble advice: Keep the bleaching agent on your teeth for 20 minutes, instead of 5, for BEST results each time.

This cheap, poor man's bleaching kit DOES WHITEN teeth at least -- 1 to 2 shades brighter.

Okay....NOT Hollywood, but still a NICE improvement after coffee, wine, sodas, cigs, whatever your habits happen to be.

I am a HUGE soda freak, so Coke can knock your whiteness down over the years.

Results from the Plus White 5 Minute system last about 3 months, then you can do it again.

In between, I like using Plus White's XTRA Whitening Toothpaste.

I found a TUBE here for CHEAP at Walgreens on SALE for just $2.99!

Using just the toothpaste alone, is as good as those other whitening brands like Rembrandt, etc. Plus, it has a nice, minty taste. Really.

Give it a try. It won't hurt, and you can only GAIN in a little whiteness!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Beauty Buzz: Cool Peel-Off Lip Stain That Lasts 10 Hours!

We like when beauty products make it EASY for the lazy me and invent bizarre makeup items that really work.

Take They have this AMAZING PEEL-OFF Lip Stain that takes just 10 minutes on, and when you PEEL it AWAY.....You're left with lips wearing a soft popsicle pop of color.

 And the COCOON Lip Stain LASTS for 10 hours...... not bad for a $22 lip product.

We LOVE the pretty popsicle shades:

How the heck does this peel-off lip stain work?

Beauty science. Best of all----Cocoon Lip Stain is kiss-proof + water-proof.

This is how you put it on, says Cailyn Cosmetics:

1. Apply Cocoon Lip Stain with a small lip brush making sure the product is evenly distributed.
2. Wait 10 minutes, or until dry, for Cocoon Lip Stain to set.
3. Starting on the corner of the lip, slowly peel mask.

Sounds like a great product to try!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Magical New Top Coat: The ESSIE Gel-Setter

My nails need help, ASAP!

And maybe I've found a great helper. If this works, then for 10 bucks, it's WORTH it.

I'm talking about this:

This is NEW from ESSIE, the nail experts.

It's called the GEL SETTER at Kohl's.

Just brush it OVER your FAVE manicure and watch the high GLOSS take over.

It creates a nice gel-like shield for days

NO lamp time. NO gel curing time.

And the public response has been GOOD.

I LOVE a gel manicure, but HATE spending $$$ on my nails, so hoping that a bottle of Gel-Setter can mimic the thick high gloss of a gel manicure.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Gotta Love the Facial Masks! New Charcoal Pudding By Boscia

I LOVE facial masks, because they EXFOLIATE, BALANCE skin tone, CLEAR UP pores and DELIVER a nice glow to your complexion.

This new clay/charcoal masK is NOT cheap at $38, for a small jar, BUT....I have a girlfriend who shelled out the $$$, and she says it's incredible for her oily skin + once-in-awhile break-outs. It's also hydrating for . Good all around.

Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment by BOSCIA 

You can use this Boscia mask as a FULL treatment or SPOT-ON treatment
I would like to try this one. Anything to REDUCE my enlarged pores is ALWAYS welcome.

Have you tried the new Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment?

Monday, June 6, 2016

Our 3 Favorite Drugstore Mascaras

Yes, I LIKE drugstore beauty products, and so do many beauty YouTube stars.

Today, I'm talking MASCARA, one of my must-have makeup items.

ZERO mascara means an off-day for Beauty Tip Today.

I've mentioned these mascara winners before, but I looked at my mascara stash today, and these 3 are ALWAYS with me.

I ADORE big a** lashes, LOL.

Here we go. You CANNOT fail with a double-blend of these.

In other words, MIX + MATCH 2 of them for the longest, fullest lashes, EVER.

1. L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara (Carbon Black, at ULTA, $9.99)

And WORTH every penny.

This formula creates LONG, THIN, DOLL Lashes.

2. Maybelline Great Lash Curved Brush (Blackest Black, at ULTA, $5.99). The CLASSIC, never fail mascara for thick, dewy lashes.

3. L'Oreal  Voluminous Volume Building Curved Brush Mascara (Black, at ULTA, $8.49).

This STUFF rocks! FULL, luscious lashes. Almost look FAUX.

All 3 = excellent mascara.
I like mixing Telescopic with either Great Lash or Voluminous. Try it!

Friday, June 3, 2016

The Power And Beauty Of Makeup----OMG, Kelly Ripa!

Here is an excellent example of a famous, pretty woman named Kelly Ripa. Women ADORE her and admire her fitness discipline.

We all know her from her former days on the iconic soap "All My Children," and especially on "LIVE with Kelly."

PHOTO #1 shows the petite 45-year-old star with wet hair pulled back, on her way to the TV studio Thursday morning to prepare for her show.

Is Kelly attractive WITHOUT the power + magic of makeup?

Yes, BUT.........

Now here's Kelly WITH makeup artfully applied + hair done.

You decide, which Kelly is more appealing?

We rest our case.

To see how amazing Kelly Ripa looked on Thursday's show, check her out here on video as she interviews Beth Behrs.

YouTube, Live With Kelly, June 2, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Maybelline Introduces Spider Lashes Mascara Because Trend Is HOT

Maybe you're into the HOT beauty trend of the moment---Spider lashes!!!

It's been a look on the runways---Jason Wu sent his flock of models to Fashion Week last October showing off the beauty trend, and he used the drugstore brand that just hit shelves for everyone else in April:

Maybelline The Colossal Spider Effect Mascara ($7, at ULTA).

It's a SEXY look, but best achieved by a professional makeup artist.

Kim Kardashian has recently been playing around with this beauty trend, and we all know she ALWAYS has a pro doing her entire look.

KK ALWAYS rocks the most spectacular eye makeup, and we think her spider lashes are gorgeous fauxs.

Do you like SPIDER lashes.......And will you try on the HOT beauty trend?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Asian Massage With Ceramic Spoon Creates Firmer, Slimmer Face?

There are so-ooooo many beauty treatments out there. Some are old, maybe even ancient and some are new. Whether most of them really work, is another thing.

We are fascinated by YouTube's many beauty gurus who teach + inspire many of us to be a more attractive + healthier you.

Today, we came across the YouTube sensation, Wengie, a famous Chinese beauty blogger from Australia. And Wengie was demonstrating a popular beauty ritual that many Asian women perform weekly to force their faces into the Asian ideal of the V-shape + slimmer jaw.

This is done WITHOUT plastic surgery or dermatological enhancement. All you need is an Asian ceramic spoon + some facial oil or gel + 10 minutes of time.

All the action is done with a FIRM upwards motion. Asian women believe this facial massage is effective at DRAINING toxins and fluid retention from the face.

Here's Wengie demonstrating the facial massage.

Wengie's YouTube video does an EXCELLENT job at explaining  each step.

Now, the million dollar question........

Does facial massage with an Asian ceramic spoon really slim and firm the face?

Hmmm. Probably NOT. But then again, we have NOT tried the popular Asian treatment yet.

Maybe some of you do this beauty ritual. And if so, we would like to know if it's helped or not helped you.

If something as cheap + simple as a ceramic spoon can FIRM the face, then count us in.

Just sayin.....