Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Is Drew Barrymore's Black-Tipped Blonde Bob A Hair Do Or Hair Don't?

Drew Barrymore sure likes to take beauty chances these days.

Her hair do or hair don't has been getting lots of buzz. Well, look at it. Seriously.

It's a black-tipped blonde bob.

Okay, we don't care what the classic fashion snobs might think, but.........we actually like this look on 34-year-old Drew. Maybe it's because she's just a cool chick.

Sure, it appears that someone dipped the ends of her bob in the ink wells. But, so be it. The cheery actress can carry this edgy look.

And she did so last week in conservative fashion hub Boston, while promoting her new movie Whip It with Ellen Page. And folks got a glimpse of the new do again at the Toronto Film Festival where she wore this knock-out Alexander McQueen dress.

We're not sure if this is an attention-getting method to promote the new Whip It movie. Or just Drew being Drew.

We've been trying to hunt down which stylist colored the actress' black-tipped blonde bob?

We wonder if celebrity stylist Kim Vo knows who dip-dyed Drew's locks. And we wonder what Kim Vo thinks about this edgy look, because he is a master at beautiful hair color.

Is it a hair do or a hair don't?!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ladies: You Can Squeeze In A Workout Just About Anywhere

We hope you find time to squeeze this in:

We stumbled on to this website while sitting lazily on the couch-- http://www.squeezeitin.com/.

Let's be honest. It's easy to come up with a million excuses for not wanting to exercise, or even move off the couch. But according to Brigette Polmar and Jenny Hein, there is a way to make fitness a part of your life. Even if it involves fitting quick exercises in and around your daily chores.

Brigette and Jenny call themselves 'crazy moms from the 'burbs.' Actually, the duo has created their popular website for busy women and moms out there, who want to make every minute count. Brigette has a TV background and Jenny is a certified fitness instructor, so the lessons they give you are well-packaged and smart.

Squeezeitin.com is a free site that keeps you moving, in every room of the house, or at the office, in the grocery store, and even waiting with your child at the bus stop.

For instance, these two clever ladies have lots of exercises that you can do just about anywhere, because you are never too busy to squeeze in a workout. Have a minute to kill, while you're waiting for the microwave to buzz?

Jenny Hein suggests gripping the edge of the kitchen countertop and performing 2 sets of 12 elevated push-ups.

Or how about some dish-lifts for your calves, as you put dishes away in the cabinet?

"While putting dishes away rise up onto toes. Hold for a count of 3 while chanting SQUEEZE-IT-IN. Come down slowly onto heels. Repeat until all dishes are back in cupboards or for at least 2 sets of 12."

Squeezeitin.com has videos to show you these mini fitness routines, step-by-step.

Whether it's laundry legs or the park bench dips or hairstyling hot squats, there are excellent movements for women at all levels of fitness.

You should really check it out: http://www.squeezeitin.com/.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Solange Knowles' Best Beauty Buy For Glossy Lips

Beyonce's younger sister, Solange Knowles, is not afraid to take chances when it comes to beauty.

And we applaud Solange for the new ultra pixie do she got this summer. You can really see the attractiveness of her features with this bold hair style.

And Solange Knowles has another beauty tip. And this one's a Best Beauty Buy for Cheap!!

When it comes to lip gloss, Solange looks for a bargain and a product that delivers a pretty pucker.

"Wet 'n Wild...the cheap 99 cent stuff. The lip gloss is amazing," she says.

Well, we couldn't find a Wet 'n Wild lip gloss for 99 cents. There are lip liners for that low price. But the company's large variety of glosses start at $1.99 for their MegaSlicks lips. And the prices go up to about $3.59 for Wet 'n Wild's more costly glosses.

Still, excellent cost-savings for women looking for a bargain and good makeup products.

So, thank you, Solange Knowles for your great Best Beauty Buy.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Giorgio Armani Beauty Fall 2009 Makeup Collection

Giorgio Armani.

One of the great fashion designers of all time.
And beauty makeup designer, too.

Yes, Armani is even brilliant at making women's faces more beautiful.

We're taking a look at Giorgio Armani's Beauty Fall 2009 Makeup collection. And we fell in love with this Fall Manta Ray line.

Armani once said this, about wearing makeup:

"Makeup that becomes like a mask is good in a (fashion) show, but day to day, it must be there, but it must not be visible," he tells Allure magazine. "The makeup has to help the face show its best aspect and cover the negative."

And we believe the designer has once again, followed this approach with his Fall Manta Ray collection. Strong, and yet, quite subtle.

The Manta Ray Eye Duo in Greige and Charcoal ($32) is Armani-inspired "by the precious and luxurious materials used in Giorgio Armani fashion accessories, the palettes offer a beautiful selection of color harmonies inspired by nature. The collection features subtle hues that offer a new take on the timeless color “Greige,” create by Giorgio Armani. The rich filtered eye tones, presented in a matte Greige compact, give depth and mystery to the eyes with subtle contours and highlights."

And the Armanisilk Lipstick ($25) comes in 19 gorgeous shades to complement the smoky eye.

You can take a look at the full Giorgio Armani Beauty Fall 2009 Makeup collection at
http://www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com/. And you can buy everything Armani at fine dept. stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale's.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Line Gives You Wavy Sexy Jen Aniston Hair

Let's face facts here. Actress Jennifer Aniston is a master at the wavy, sexy, tousled bed-head hair we all love.

And now we can all try to achieve this trendy look for Fall 2009 with Herbal Essences new Tousle Me Softly Hair Care collection. It's a 6-piece styling line:

Tousling Spray Gel
Flexible Hold Hairspray
Finishing Touch Cream

The New York Fashion Week runways, once again, featured models with sexy, tousled waves. Hair that freely bounced down the catwalk.

The hair look: loose and natural waves.

Charles Baker Strahan, Herbal Essences Celebrity Stylist, explains. “I consider tousles to be the update to beachy waves– touchable and fully of body, without being crunchy or stiff. “I love to create tousled styles, as the look is meant to be customized to each woman’s hair type and mood.”

Charles loves this new line. “The collection has definitely become a must-have in my kit to help create my signature style of loose, perfectly imperfect moments and tousles you can run your fingers through.”

For Tousle Me Softly Styling Tips, visit http://www.herbalessences.com/.

There you will find lots of beautiful hair how-to's, and step-by-step videos with Charles Baker Strahan. He shows you just how to create the Tousle Me Softly Jen Aniston look.

And of course, all Herbal Essences hairstyling lines can be found right at your local drugstore.

By the way, the Tousle Me Softly line smells wonderful with its fresh clean violet splash scent!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Estee Lauder Makes Makeup Fun With New Beauty Widget

Estee Lauder has really perfected the virtual makeover with a cool new widget. And now you can have fun at home, trying on all the pretty new shades for lips, eyes, and face.

And it's so simple. All you do is add the widget. Download to your social network page(like Facebook or MySpace) or desktop.

Let's Play Makeover.

Visit these sites to dowload:

The beauty of this Lets Play Makeover virtual makeup counter, is it addictive nature. You could spend tons of time trying on this eyeshadow or that lip gloss. This virtual makeover is state-of-the-art. You're sampling the real pigments....the real makeup shades from the Estee Lauder company.

You can use your own photo for this makeover, or you can use the model. You get to play around with wonderful makeup and experiment with new styles in a flash! And you can also save and share your new looks. And Estee Lauder will introduce your first, when their newest products hit beauty counters.

Such wonderful beauty technology, and all from a cool, little widget called Let's Play Makeover.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

J.Lo Ready To Debut New My Glow Perfume In October

Jennifer Lopez is a busy woman these days, trying to make movies, raise her cute twins, and keep her J.Lo empire growing.

And now Jennifer hopes to shine again with the debut of her newest perfume addition, My Glow, to her popular Glow collection. The fragrance comes out in October.And the talented songstress hopes to hit all the right notes with My Glow:

Top notes: Lavender flower, water lily, freesia
Mid notes: White rose, wet leaves, peony, casablanca lily
Base notes: Skin musk, milky sandalwood, precious woods and heliotrope

The perfume will be available in these sizes:

Eau de Toilette Spray (50 ml) $49.50
Eau de Toilette Spray (100 ml) $59.50
Tender Body Lotion (200 ml) $29.50

We love the design of the My Glow bottle. Jennifer Lopez wanted an angel at the top of the fragrance bottle, and we think it looks quite attractive.

Some critics are saying that Jennifer Lopez has 'borrowed' the L'Air du Temps bottle design. We say, not really.

Other J.Lo Glow fragrances include:
Miami Glow
Love at First Glow
Glow After Dark
Sunkissed Glow,
and soon-to-be: My Glow

That's a lot of 'glow-ing going on.'