Tuesday, May 19, 2009

How To Quickly Tighten Sagging Neck With 3-Step Routine

The neck is a delicate area of skin. It receives its share of sun damage through the years. And it can show quite a bit of aging in the way of loose skin, neck creases, and general sagging.

The neck needs lots of tender loving care, and many of us ignore this region to concentrate on our faces. And that is where we lose the ball. In other words, we should all develop a neck skin care routine when we are young. Yes, in your 20s would be a good time to begin. And even if you are in your 70s, it is never too late to stop further damage from the sun, or just general aging.

So we are suggesting a simple and effective 3-step routine for the neck. Just 3 products, used daily, can help tighten this beautiful area of your body. And the experts at SkinBiology.com can help you get there.

Dr. Loren Pickart, a skin pioneer and biochemist, has developed these wonderful beauty products that are available at his website, http://www.skinbiology.com/. And he assures you, that you can smooth and tighten your neck.

1. Super GHK Copper Cream or Copper Peptide Serum ($33.95).
Apply a light amount to the neck skin in the morning.
2. Emu Oil S ($29.95).
Apply a thin layer on top of the copper peptides for moisture and a tightening effect

3. Exfol Cream ($14.95)
Apply the exfoliator at night.
As Dr. Pickart explains at his website, this small 3-step routine:

"Smooth and tighten neck skin while diminishing creases with the use of strong skin remodeling copper peptide products, such as CP Serum, TriReduction Cream, or Protect & Restore BND Cream.
It is also important to follow up with the consistent use of a reasonably strong hydroxy acid, such as Exfol Cream or LacSal Cream, for exfoliation.
Copper peptides help trigger the signal for repair in the skin which makes our products especially successful for reducing hyperpigmented neck lines or neck creases, tightening sagging neck skin, and improving overall elasticity in this very important, delicate skin area. Those with sensitive skin should always start off with Super GHK-Copper Cream first."

Monday, May 18, 2009

Want Big, Full Angelina Jolie Lips? Apply This And Grow!

Big, full Angelina Jolie lips. Sure, those lips are sexy. Are they 100% natural? Who knows.

We'd all be fools if we said we didn't want at least plumper lips than we have at the moment. And yet, how do we achieve them without the sharp pain from a collagen-filled needle?

Hmmm. That's the question: Is there a way to achieve bigger, fuller lips the natural way?

The makers of Cushy Lips, say, yes, you can!!

We haven't tried the product yet, but we are intrigued. The price isn't that bad, either, $19.95 for a full month's supply. Plus there is a 100% money back guarantee.

If you've tried lip plumpers, there are probably a gazillion on the market and many are highly priced. Some work well. Others do not and merely sting your lips with some bizarre synthetic formula. Others dry out your lips making them feel very uncomfortable.

What's so special about Cushy Lips?

According to the information we found, the product is made with natural ingredients. And what you get is a lip plumper and lip gloss-all-in-one.

The formula is safe and easily absorbable. It includes macadamia oil, castor oil, menthol, and vitamin E. Cushy Lips is a product that moisturizes and leaves lips very soft.

We learned more from writer Blake Allen

"CushyLips will give both an immediate and lasting plumping effect to the lips. Women should use this lip plumper twice a day for maximum results, applying the lip-plumper first and then the lip gloss for added moisture and color. Within several weeks, they usually see an average increase of 1-3 mm to their lips. Another benefit to using CushyLips is that the plumper's increase of blood flow causes lips to appear pinker. With continued use, lips may appear so pink that women decide to discard their lipsticks."

We're not promising you huge lips, and we can't exactly give you 100% Angelina Jolie lips, but the product appears to give you fuller lips in a natural way. So it seems like a simpler, safer way to achieve a sexier set of lips.

For more information on Cushy Lips, visit their website: http://www.cushylips.com/.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

LA Stylist To The Stars Ken Paves Knows A Cheap Great Hairbrush

His clients are A-listers. People like Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Simpson. And it would be no surprise that a super stylist like Ken Paves would use only the best and most expensive styling tools to create the unforgettable manes of Hollywood.

But there have been times when Ken Paves has lost his luggage, or some of his hair essentials never made it to a photo shoot. And that is when he has had to pick some cheaper hair tools.

We have learned from InStyle magazine, that Ken Paves loves to visit beauty emporium ULTA, and stock up on some of the cheaper but great hairstyling needs.

Today, we are looking at one of the most important hair tools-----the hairbrush.

Let's be honest, a fine hairbrush is key to a beautiful head of hair. It adds body, shine, and strength to your hair. And the right hairbrush stimulates blood flow to the scalp which increases blood flow to the hair roots.

Ken Paves' pick for a cheap, great hairbrush:

DCNL Porcupine Cushion Hairbrush ($24.99, ULTA stores and at Ulta.com)

He loves this good-looking brush with the bright red cushion. " Works just as well as other mixed-bristle brushes that are far more expensive," Ken Paves says.

The DCNL Porcupine Cushion Hairbrush features nylon bristles with boar bristles.

And right now, you can pick up the hairbrush at Ulta.com for only $19.99 with their 20% off promo code 27164.

Hairbrushes can be quite expensive. And this cute red-cushioned number closely resembles the famous Mason Pearson Boar Bristle & Nylon Hairbrush for $169. It might not be as durable as the Mason Pearson, but it can get the job done.

Times are tough these days, and we're all looking for beauty bargains. And if LA's Ken Paves says this is a very decent hairbrush, we believe him.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Maxim Men Like Megan Fox And Women Want Her Eyes

Actress Megan Fox is quite a stunning woman, and apparently most men would agree. The men's Maxim magazine has just revealed its Top 100 hot women for 2009. And we are not surprised that Megan Fox is on the very short top of the list. Actually, she placed 2nd, but who's counting?

Men love Megan Fox, and women want her sexy eyes.

We can't hand over her smoky eyes to you, but, we can give you some makeup brands she wears. And then you can create your own sexy eyes. Take a look at the first photo of Megan at the 2009 Golden Globes Awards show with her elegant and modern take on the french twist.

Here's the makeup her artist used:

Eyes: Diorshow mascara in Brown, Dior 2-Colour Eyeshadow in Nude Look, Dior Eye Show in #622, Dior Night Diamond as highlighter
Face: Dior Night Diamond to highlight Megan’s face; Dior Pro Cheeks in Hip Peach for blush
Lips: Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Nude Silhouette #214

Meantime, if that's just too much time in front of the mirror, you can get amazing, Megan Fox eyes, with one simple beauty product: a great kohl pencil. And of course, some mascara to further enhance the eye shape and show off those long, dark lashes.

And we have found a super eye pencil to get the job done. We discovered this cool kohl pencil from a beauty website called Ask a Makeup Guru. And it's a wonderful buy, according to Danica Jardien:

Stila Eye Kajal $18.00, at your local Ulta or Sephora or major department store.

According to Danica Jardien, this Stila pencil glides along the eyes smoothly and will give you those sexy, smoky Megan Fox eyes.

To learn more about Stila Eye Kajal, visit Danica's website:

Friday, May 15, 2009

Take Celeb Derm Dr. Brandt Home With You, Almost

He's a celebrity dermatologist. And he is rumored to have recently placed some Sculptra into the legendary face of Madonna, to enhance her striking features and add strategically-balanced volume to keep her forever youthful.

We're talking about Miami and New York City-based Dr. Fredric Brandt. He has the fine skills of an artist and can create quite a younger appearance by using Botox, Restylane, Sculptra, and other products for non-invasive procedures.

But if you can't get to this skin pioneer, you can "take the doctor home with you."

Dr. Brandt has some wonderful beauty treatments you can use to protect your skin and restore its youthful appearance. His website, http://www.drbrandtskincare.com/ is an excellent place to learn about your individual skin care needs. And what we like about Dr. Brandt is his integrity. He stands behind his products and he invites the customer to ask any questions he or she might have, and includes the phone number and address to his Miami practice.

His skin care lines might be a little high in cost, but the beauty treatments are very good and you see results that are real. In fact, Dr. Brandt's 'House Calls' products are quite popular, because these special items have been formulated to 'mimic' the very same office procedures he is famous for.

There are 5 House Calls treatments in this particular line:

1. Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Body ($45). A new, super exfoliating cream for the body.

2. Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion ($75). A very effective skin polisher for the face and neck.

3. Dr. Brandt Crease Release ($150), Made with GABA complex, helps to relax expression lines. Smooths over deep wrinkles. This is one of his celebrity favorites.

4. Dr. Brandt Contour Effects ($185). This is a nourishing cream that plumps and firms the skin, giving it a youthful buoyancy.

5. Dr. Brandt Laser-a-Peel System ($75). A 2-part treatment that tightens pores and improves the skin's elasticity. Made with lactic acid, glycolic acid and QuSome.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

You Either Like the Kate 8 Hairdo Or You Hate It

Okay, we are going out on a limb here, to declare our love for the Kate Gosselin hairdo.

And we are finding, that you either like this bob hairstyle with the spikey, choppy back, or----you really, really hate it!

Kate Gosselin is the 34-year-old mother of 8. You know her from the television reality show Jon And Kate Plus Eight.

The cute couple has been in the news and tabloids for a few weeks now, ever since it was alleged that husband Jon was fooling around with another woman.

Today, we heard that the Gosselins are splitsville. It's a sad ending for a family of adorable twins and sextuplets. Let's hope the rumors are untrue.

This Kate Gosselin hairstyle has been getting lots of buzz, mainly from people who despise this bob. Critics call it out-dated, 'Brady Bunch mother do, 80's punk hair, unflattering striped hair coloring, etc.

It isn't the Rachel hairstyle from Friends. So what? Lots of young women and moms across the country have been asking for this haircut for a couple of years now. It is actually a very popular hairdo.

Meantime, Kate Gosselin has said to EW that she has heavy hair. And she says her Pennsylvania stylist gets many, many calls for the unique bob:

“It’s my attitude! Everybody wants it. It’s work. I have very, very thick hair, so it’s not going to work for everybody. I’ve seen people come through the book line with thin hair and it just won’t work. My hair stylist gets calls from all across the country.”

We believe that Kate Gosselin could care less if you like her hairstyle. She's workin' it. And she's in the headlines daily, more than the other former blonde bob queen, Victoria Beckham.

Do you like the Kate 8 hairdo, or do you hate it?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How White Vinegar Rinse Can Lock In Color Longer

We've had a number of women ask us to consult the beauty gods, and find a solution for hair color that fades too quickly. For gray hairs that pop up too fast following a bath in permanent dye. For bold red color that lightens much too soon after a visit to the salon. Etc.

We would certainly agree, that a professional hair salon is always your best bet when coloring your hair or lightening or darkening your locks several shades. But even then, many women complain that permanent hair color is not perfect, and doesn't maintain its shade and shine for too long.

Sorry, but we don't have a perfect answer, either. We have written a number of articles about dyeing hair, and coloring hair at home. A lot of women say they follow the steps strictly, and still, the color fades too fast.

We thought about this last night, and then we thought about a new pair of indigo jeans we had bought. We read somewhere, that tossing a little white vinegar into the wash with the new dark jeans would stop fading. So we tried it, and by golly, it worked. The dark jeans did not leave any colored water in the wash.

Hmmm. Could this work for newly colored hair, we wondered?!

So, we started digging around the internet. And apparently, a white vinegar rinse after coloring hair, is said to lock in the the new shade and keep the dye in for a longer time.

We have not tried this yet, but the next time we color our grays with a box of Excellence, we will let you know.

What's in white vinegar, you ask???

We were curious, and found this little item from some punk haircoloring dye-hards at http://www.mookychick.co.uk/style/hairdye_tips.php
"You can also keep the colour in there a little longer by rinsing your hair with white vinegar straight after colouring your hair. This raises the pH level of the hair color and gives it more permanence. Mix equal amounts of white vinegar and water in a cup (about half a cup of each) and rinse out your newly-coloured hair with lukewarm water until the water runs clear. Then pour on the mix, comb it through and rinse it out. Huzzah!"

The white vinegar supposedly helps to close the cuticle and retain your color. Yes, the odor is strong, but disappears after rinsing well. Close your eyes, too, a shot of vinegar stings like mad.

We are not saying this vinegar rinse method is fool-proof, but it's worth a shot. Plus, you will add great shine to your hair, and tangled hair will be gone.