Saturday, February 28, 2009

First Lady Style Shows Off Beautiful Toned Bare Arms

First Lady Michelle Obama is showing off some beautifully toned, bare arms these days. Just look at her official White House Portrait.

Mrs. Obama knows her arms look great, and she's not afraid to go sleeveless at most W.H. events these days.

Now there are some of you who believe the First Lady should be more modest, and cover up. But let's look back to the days of Camelot, when our other lovely First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, chose to bare her slender, toned arms in the White House and at many presidential events.

Sculpted, bare arms are back in vogue now, thanks in part to the signature style Michelle Obama is presenting to the world. Even clothing catalogue Spiegel is featuring a First Lady Of Style section at its website. "Get the look for less at Spiegel."

That also means, it's time to get your arms, and that little jiggle underneath to all firm up, ladies!

Jumping rope is a super fat burner, and a simple way to tone up those arms. You can also add small hand weights, little dumbbells of 3-5 lbs. each, to really sculpt those stubborn triceps muscles. Blast away that 'dingle-dangle' underarm jiggle.

Don't be afraid to bare, ladies!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sandy Linter's Easy Makeup Tips For Looking Lovely In Your 50s

We have written a number of articles regarding makeup tips from the cool chick legend herself--Sandy Linter. The New York City-based professional makeup artist has seen many gorgeous, famous women and enhanced their beauty to higher levels with her superb talent.

Women like Christie Brinkley (pictured above), Elizabeth Hurley, Eva Longoria, and the celebrity list goes on and on.

Today, Sandy Linter gives us some easy, breezy makeup tips for looking lovely in your 50s:

Sandy gave her tips to People Magazine, and now we want to share them with you.

1. DO Go For The Glow!!!
Sandy says that a deeper foundation color and blush "warm up the skin and make you look younger."

2. DO Wear Natural Eye Makeup
Sandy advises that you keep eyes fresh-looking with brown eyeliner, instead of black, And don't overdose on the mascara. Don't go more than one or two coats.

3. DON'T Stop Wearing Makeup
Sandy says we all could benefit by putting on a little glamour. "A lot of women have it drilled into them, that less is more, but no! You still need makeup, just with a lighter touch."

4. DON'T Powder Your Cheeks
Sandy says you don't need to go there, or it can look weird. "It makes you look like you're wearing a mask."

Here's a beauty item Christie Brinkley likes using in her makeup repertoire:
Cover Girl Outlast All-Day Lipcolor in Always Rosy ($9.50, drugstores). Christie, at a stunning 55-years-young, is a longtime spokesperson for Cover Girl.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

How To Tips In Shaving Underarms For Smooth Skin

If you can afford it, waxing is the best way to remove underarm hair. You really get smooth skin instantly. And those bothersome, little hairs, take longer to grow back again.

But most of us shave with a razor. It's the cheapest way to get rid of underarm hair.

There is also more expensive laser hair removal. Or a dependable depilatory like Nair or Veet.

We had been wondering about this for a long time:

Which way do you shave your underarms?

For legs, you simply shave up the leg, because the hair grows down.

But for the underarms, it's a little different, and we are embarrassed to say, we just found this out. Duh!!!

When shaving underarm hair, shave up, down, and side-to-side.

Why? Because the experts says that our hair there, grows in all different directions.

And for a smooth finish, use a shaving gel or cream to allow the blade to glide easily across underarm skin. And keep the arm raised high, so skin is taut there. It's difficult for a razor to shave where there are folds or creases of skin.

Here are 3 chick razors we recommend:

1. Schick Quattro ($9.99)
2. Gillette Venus ($10.99)
3. Daisy disposable razors ($8.29, 12-count)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sophia Loren Still Dazzling At 2009 Academy Awards

Today, we are paying homage to the legend herself, Sophia Loren.

At Sunday evening's 2009 Academy Awards Show, the still sexy and beguiling beauty graced audiences worldwide at the presentation of the Best Actress award.

At age 74, we must say, Sophia Loren is still quite beautiful and curvaceous in her flowing, frilly gold gown. Her posture, still regal. And her trademark cat eyes and strong mouth continue to dazzle us all.

What's the beauty tip today, you ask?

If you look at our website header above (where you see website title/graphics), you see an earlier photo of the legendary screen actress herself. We chose Academy Award winner Sophia Loren as our permanent 'cover girl' because she epitomizes elegance and beauty, but in such an individual way.

She does not resemble everyone else. And often times, young girls growing up, are forced to look at a limited number of beautiful people. Models selling an image of fair skin, light eyes, light hair, small nose, very skinny, and 5'10". In other words, women are told to look like this or like that. Everything else is wrong, or not considered beautiful.

We like to believe that there are all kinds of beauty in this world. There is not just one type for all people.

In other words:

"There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting." ----John Kenneth Galbraith..."

We are fascinated by Sophia Loren's exquisite bone structure. She is someone you must look at. And yet, her nose is more generous than most. Her eyes are quite stunning. Her eyebrow bone is very high. Her mouth is large. She is a beauty who breaks the mold. And that is precisely why we love the image of Sophia Loren.

We salute you, Sophia Loren. A true legend in all respects.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Kohl's Big Flirt Mascara One Of Our Fav Makeup Products

It's alright. We don't mind if you're laughing. We happen to adore Big Flirt Thickening Mascara. And yeah, it's from Kohl's.

Snicker-snicker. We know what you're thinking.....that if anyone dares to write a beauty, makeup, and skin care blog, you'd think they would be a 'labels snob.'

In some ways, and on some days, yes, we are a snob for certain beauty, makeup, and skin care products. Only the best will do.

And we would agree, that Dior and Lancome offer some of the best mascaras out there at a pricier tag. But then again, Maybelline's Great Lash Mascara is just that----great lash!!! And you can scoop that right up for under $6.00 a tube.

Our new favorite mascara of the moment is by Flirt! in Black Wink. And you can only buy it at Kohl's dept. stores or at

It's even pricier than most drugstore mascaras...Big Flirt Thickening Mascara by Flirt! costs $12 a tube.

Why do we love this stuff?

It's rather simple. Flirt! probably best describes their own product:

"A gentle fiber-enriched formula that fans out lashes, adding length and volume for a false eyelash effect."

We stumbled upon Flirt! Mascara. A friend who was shopping at Kohl's, found the mascara on sale and picked us up one. We have been wearing mascara since we were about 13 years old, so we know what we like.

The Big Flirt Thickening Mascara delivers. But you must be careful. Too much, and your lashes get over-loaded. It really features a thick consistency so you can build lots of volume, layer upon layer. And you can achieve a false eyelash effect if done properly.

We have always admired eyes with long, dark lashes. We love the fringe. Honestly, we would be lost without mascara. How about you?!

Monday, February 23, 2009

How To Get Angelina's 2009 Oscar Red Carpet Dewy Look

Angelina Jolie glowed beautifully on the red carpet at last evening's 2009 Oscar Awards show, in a black, strapless Elie Saab gown.

Of course, those huge and striking emerald earrings and emerald cocktail ring didn't hurt, either. Check out those rocks!!! 115 karats just in the earrings alone!!

Angelina Jolie looked simply elegant. And her makeup was as pretty. Everyone was talking about the dewy look to her makeup. And Angie can thank her super celebrity makeup artist Mary Burton.

We love major red carpet events, because the makeup pros are more than happy to share their excellent makeup tips with the rest of us. So if you are looking to duplicate that natural, dewy look, here are the details:

Mary Burton's Makeup Palette for Angelina Jolie at the 2009 Academy Awards Show

1. Lancome Le Crayon Kohl in Black Ebony (for lining eyes with definition and creating sexy cat-eyes)

2. Lancome Oscillation Mascara (for long, lush black lashes)

3. Shu Uemura Blush in M Pink 31 (for softness, a warm pink color)

4. Lancome Juicy Tubes in Spring Fling (for beautifully shiny lips with a hint of color)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Halle Berry's Makeup Tips For Fab Over 40

At age 42, actress Halle Berry, never seems to have an off-day.

The timeless beauty and new mom has never looked better.

Halle Berry always hits the right notes when it comes to fashion, and of course, hair and makeup.

Although the Academy award winner isn't nominated for another Oscar this evening, Halle Berry should be nominated for her latest look:

natural, thicker eyebrows and nude lipstick.

Yes, those are a couple of the beauty trends in 2009.

We've also got the lowdown on Halle Berry's makeup tips for looking fab over 40. These are a few of the beauty goodies the beautiful Revlon spokesperson carries in her makeup bag:

1. Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 ($6.50)
2. Revlon Fabulash Mascara ($9.00)
3. New by Revlon Creme Gloss in 'Wine Anytime' ($9.99)
4. Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner ($16.99, great for curly hair)
5. Kinara Lactic Acid Hydrating Serum ($70.00)