Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
We are talking about LuAnn deLesseps. And yes, she is a real Countess! If you have tuned into Bravo's reality show, The Real Housewives of New York City, then you certainly know the Countess.
And now there's plenty of buzz about her new book, "Class with the Countess": How to Live with Elegance and Flair. The book is now available at bookstores nationwide.
We thought we'd take a little peek into this modern book on manners and etiquette. If you head to her book website, http://www.classwiththecountess.com/, you will find lots of fascinating items, and Countess LuAnn's blog, where she talks about table manners to touching his arm lightly. Yeah, that's right. The Countess has strong opinions on how to act with class, and how to hold a man's interest.
We hope The Countess doesn't mind us quoting from her blog:
....."It is possible to be a strong, accomplished woman in matters of business, yet be soft in affairs of the heart. Men respond positively to women who dress like women (a flirty skirt and high heels might do the trick). Men love when women speak softly, listen intently, and act flirtatiously. A date should not be treated like a business meeting – it is a chance to be engaging, sexy and whimsical. It is by being elegantly provocative that a woman communicates her interest to a man.
Tip: Here a few ways to turn up the heat during your next encounter with a man who intrigues you:
• The gaze – look into his eyes a few beats longer.• Talk in a soft, low, provocative voice – you will both need to lean toward each other, drawing attention to your lips.• Keep up the banter – being light and playful keep the energy high.• Touch his arm lightly – only the briefest of touches and only above the belt unless you’re playing footsy!• Show him you’re interested in him without giving him your business card. If he wants your number he’ll ask for it. • Leave him wanting more."
posted by LuAnn deLesseps
Okay, maybe some of you are snickering, but we think the Countess has a lot of common sense. And there's nothing wrong with wanting to share what you've learned, especially for a woman who has traveled the globe, meeting royalty, and encountering many different social situations. She wants to show you how to be comfortable in the world, and this book is a wonderful guide.
Countess LuAnn deLesseps is the mother of two children, Victoria and Noel. Her 16 year marriage to the Count Alex deLesseps is over. The couple has been separated, and as of this writing, we are told the marriage is no more.
(website photo of The Countess and Count, in happier times)
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!