Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Rodan and Fields.
Clear skin isn't their only mission, however.
Rodan + Fields Dermatologists are now zapping wrinkles and sun damage in a simple, 3-step Anti-Age Regimen ($160):
"ANTI-AGE Regimen refines texture, energizes skin cells, and signals the building of collagen. The ANTI-AGE Regimen features 3 full-size products:
Gentle Exfoliating Wash 125 mL/4.2 Fl.Oz.
Hydrating Toner 125 mL/4.2 Fl.Oz.
and Skin Protectant Cream SPF 15 Sunscreen 50 mL/1.7 Fl.Oz."
Rodan + Fields Dermatologists also offer 3 more beauty treatments in their Anti-Age collection:
Anti-Age Multi-Function Eye Cream ($59)
Anti-Age Night Renewing Serum ($89)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Cover Girl spokesperson, Drew Barrymore, wears "Everbloom Kiss."
There are actually 10 luscious shades to choose from in the newest Cover Girl Outlast Lip Collection. No budge--no smudge lipstains ($7.29, at drugstores).
Take a look at these cute lip pens. Don't they look like magic markers? Sharpies?
These beauty pens work in the same way. Just color your lips in.
And relax.....The shades are highly pigmented. Cover Girl describes them as: "a lightweight flush of color that lasts for hours without the heavy look or feel of an ordinary lipstick."
Apply some gloss on top to seal in the color, and you're good to go.Cover Girl Outlast Lipstain really stays put. It ain't going anywhere. Kiss somebody. It won't rub off. Eat lunch. You'll still have a stain left.
We're not going to promise you 8 hours plus, but you might be good for at least 4-6 hours of long-lasting lipstain. And hey, that's pretty decent.
The water-based colorants formula is nourishing, too, with hyaluronic acid and glycerin. No alcohol, either.
Yes, a lipstain is matte, and can be quite drying. But gloss on top helps, or a moisturizing lip balm over the stain.
Either way, you get a nice, subtle blast of color. We chose 3 shades we liked:
Wild Berry Wink
Monday, April 20, 2009
And this nail hardener is so easy to use:
Shake well before using. Apply one coat to nail surface. Let dry, then apply second coat. Repeat procedure twice a week.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
As you can see by these gorgeous photos of Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Beyonce Knowles, and Carrie Underwood, ponytails are so in for 2009!!
Whether your ponytail is big, bold, and exaggerated like Drew's, or casually off to the side like Jennifer's, pulling back your locks into a classic hairstyle, is quite refreshing for 2009!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Maybe you've tried oil-blotting papers. Oil-free primers. Glycolic acid cleansers. Toners. And the long list goes on.
Now you can try this little number. It's formulated with Mandelic Acid. That is one of the AHAs, or Alpha Hydroxy Acids. And curiously enough, Mandelic Acid is found in almonds.
We adore Exuviance Matte Perfection ($35, http://www.exuviance.com/, or ULTA stores). You can wear it alone, or under your makeup, or even over your makeup. Either way, this oil-free gel glides on easily and gives you a shine-free finish.
Gluconolactone, a Polyhydroxy Acid, or PHA, is another unique property combined in the oil-free gel. This beauty ingredient helps to balance uneven pigmentation, rough patches, and enlarged pores. It also provides special anti-aging benefits.
We like the lightness to this Exuviance product. And it does absorb the greasies, and is gentle to your skin.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
But the 38-year-old beauty is also a writer, model, actress, and great cook, among her many talents.
And now Padma is speaking out about endometriosis, a condition that affects many women who suffer from painful, heavy periods.
Padma Lakshmi recently underwent surgery for the condition, and she wants to assure women out there, that they are not alone, and that surgery can cure this common problem which a number of women face.
Endometriosis developes when tissues lining the uterus grow outside the uterus, resulting in painful menstrual cycles and uterine scarring. And this could lead to infertility.
Padma says it wasn't easy talking about such an intimate problem.
"It's a very personal issue," Padma told People Magazine. "It has to do with the most private aspect of a woman's life, and when I had to have surgery, I had to miss work and explain why. I just found that in talking to people, not many people knew what it was." "I just thought I had a responsibility to let other young women know so they wouldn't have to go through what I went though," she says. "If you get tested at an early age, it's very simple to be treated for it and it will save you from a lifetime of pain and stress."
Padma Lakshmi has joined ranks with Dr. Tamer Seckin, who treated Padma and with her also co-founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America.
Dr. Seckin and Padma will host the "Blossom Ball," their first fundraising event, on April 20 at New York's Prince George Ballroom.