Thursday, March 4, 2010

Enchanting Alice In Wonderland Beauty Products Celebrate New Disney Release

Alice in Wonderland beauty products? Oh yes, indeed! The beloved children's book has come to life in two wonderful ways:

1. The new Disney release, starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, and more from a talented cast, springs into theaters in 3D this friday, March 5th.
2. The other beautiful Alice In Wonderland concept......the makeup. Yes, it's true. Urban Decay and O.P.I. are two cosmetics companies, so far, that we know of, celebrating the wonderful story by Lewis Carroll, and of course, the nostalgic drawings by John Tenniel.

Take a peek at the beauty kits we found:

1. Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows ($52, Ulta. This makeup kit is so enchanting to look at!
This is how Ulta describes this wonderland book of shadows:
Open the palette to reveal a pop-up scene of Alice in the mushroom forest. Her "drink me" bottle discarded, she staggers past towering mushrooms, only to cross paths with a very peculiar, hookah-smoking caterpillar. A large mirror rests behind the scene - you feel as if you are transported into the film itself. Hidden inside a secret drawer are 16 best-selling Eyeshadows, given topsy-turvy names like White Rabbit, Jabberwocky and Oraculum. Alongside them lie travel sizes of Eyeshadow Primer Potion and two 24/7 Eye Pencils. From smoky neutral eyes to flashes of hallucinogenic green and purple, the looks you can create are as endless as the rabbit hole itself.
And the customer reviews love these shadows. This wonderland makeup kit has been SOLD OUT for weeks at a time. At the moment, the kit is available online at Ulta.

2. O.P.I. Disney's Alice in Wonderland 2010 Collection Mini Nail Lacquer Pack ($9.20, But hurry!!! Only 4 were left as of this writing.
Again, a lovely makeup tribute to the classic children's tale. This OPI Wonderland mini nail pack is adorable! And these polishes are so pretty:

Off with Her Red! - A glowering, empowering hot red
Absolutely Alice - An absolutely amazing blue glitter
Mad as a Hatter - A madly marvelous black-multi glitter
Thanks So Muchness! - For this "much-have" red shimmer
Fun colors and some glitter, too. The mini pack is great for traveling, too.

Alice in Wonderland is one of our absolutely favorite childhood books. It will be interesting to see how director Tim Burton re-creates this magical story. And Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter? We can't wait!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Now You Can Have Sexy Long Kim Kardashian Lashes

Kim Kardashian has some sexy, long lashes. And we read some gossip, that the reality star beauty won't travel anywhere without them. Yes, Kim K. enhances her beautiful eyes with faux lashes. Well, who doesn't wear them these days, especially when you're on television or the big screen.

And now, Kim Kardashian lashes can be yours, because her makeup artist Stephen Moleski has designed his own label of them, Smoke And Mirrors Beauty. Check them out---from the Hollywood lash to the Vegas lash to the Nashville lash, the talented, young makeup artist has your smoky eyes covered. And for $13.50, you can pick up a lovely set of faux lashes by Stephen Moleski.

What we like about Smoke And Mirrors Beauty, is that these lovely fakes, are actually 100% human hair and blend in beautifully with your own lashes.

And we happen to think Stephen Moleski is a superb makeup artist. Beauty Tip Today, had the lucky opportunity to interview him last year. He is gracious and well-respected in the business. He has done every red carpet event and has worked magic on all the Kardashian women, as well as Nichole Scherzinger, The Pussycat Dolls, Julianne Hough, Adrienne Bailon, Nadia Bjorlin, The Girls Next Door, Brooke Burke, Rascal Flatts, Tiffany Fallon, to name a few.

We think it's about time Stephen Moleski brought his beautiful, sexy long lashes to the masses. He made Kim Kardashian's eyes stand out, and now yours can, too!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Don't Come Up Smelling Like Roses? Try This Natural Deodorant Spray

Roses. If you like the beautiful scent, then this all natural beauty product is a win-win for you. And we have learned that actress Kate Hudson adores Waleda Wild Rose deodorant($15, 3.4 fl oz., at,, Walgreens).

Just more white, chalky residue left on your favorite black garments. Sure, we taught you last month on how to remove white deodorant marks (try rubbing an old pair of nylons over the white spots). But should we even have to work so hard to remove these ugly underarm marks?!

We swear, Waleda Wild Rose deodorant will not leave behind anything, but a lovely bouquet of rose-scented deodorant. And the beauty lies in the bottle. It's a spray pump! We love that. Just a few spritzes a day under the arms, and you're good to go. The wild rose scent evaporates and you come up smelling like roses. No odor!!

How does it work? It's formulated with natural stuff:
"Floral fragranced Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant, made with the purest essential oils, provides a feeling of freshness and well-being. The exquisite scents of Wild Rose and Neroli conbine with natural herbal odours caused by bacterial action. This natural formulation is free from antiperspirants such as Aluminum salts and does not interfere with the natural functions of the skin".

The key note to remember, however---Waleda is a deodorant, not an anti-perspirant. We haven't tried this yet, but we are concerned about its effectiveness to stop perspiration. But we have read a number of glowing customer reviews and some folks claim the Waleda doeodorant does keep them sweat-free.

For those with sensitive skin, this deodorant is kind and gentle. And we love the 'green' beauty of this natural product. Even the bottle it comes in, is a recyclable bottle with a non-aerosol pump.

Monday, March 1, 2010

How To Wear White Eye Shadow Because It's Snow Hot In 2010

This ain't your momma's white eye shadow, but the results are the same. Wearing a little bit of white along the eyes, can make them 'pop' and look instantly refreshed! And this is another hot trend, or shall we say, snow hot look for 2010!

The white eye makeup first showed up on the runways, where all fashion and beauty emerge. White was used to accent the brows, or to softly accentuate the eyes. And it was featured more graphically as white eyeliner, too. See the top photo.

It's not always an easy look to pull off, but you can transform your eyes from soft to edgy in a matter of seconds. It can take a bit of practice if you layer the look with black eye liner.

Celebrities have been wearing this snow hot trend since January....women like Rihanna, Whitney Port, Pink, Portia Doubleday, Jennifer Hudson, to name a few.

Of course, Rihanna has been rocking a harder edge to the white eye shadow, as you can see in photo 3. We think she looks gorgeous, and she's never afraid to take makeup to the next daring level. We also have to remember that famous women like Rihanna, have super makeup artists to create their beautiful looks.

Mylah Morales, who does Rihanna's makeup, told Us Weekly that, "Cream shadow is best. Using a wet brush, apply to each lid up to the brow bone and gently line under eyes."

We like photo 2, which shows a close-up of Portia Doubleday's pretty bllue eyes rockin' the white shadow. We like her look the best, because it is soft and more natural-looking. And yeah, her eyes really 'pop' with just a carefully smudged bit of shadow.

There are tons of white eye shadows out there, ladies, but we found you two from the best in the makeup business:

1. MAC eye shadow in Frost ($32). Has a lovely, icy shimmer.
2. NARS eye shadow in Night Snow ($23). Sheer white with a delicate silver glitter.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sharon Stone Is Nuts About Tancho Stick For Taming Short Crop Hairstyle

Do you, er, tancho stick, ladies?!

Actress Sharon Stone does. That's one of her beauty secrets for making her short crop hairstyle always look gorgeous.

"I am nuts about the Tancho stick. It's a styling wax. It works better than anything else, but you have to use it sparingly. Just touch your finger on it and then touch your hair. It makes your hair stand up and gives great tousled texture. Then I spray dry shampoo or the Blondish Hair Powder from Bumble and Bumble. The powder sticks to the wax," Sharon explains.

Tancho Tique sticks from Indonesia are made from natural ingredients. It's an old-fashioned styling product that easily tames even the most unruly hair. The pomade has the pleasant scent of lavender.

Many stylists reach for the Tancho stick time and time again, because it imparts a wonderful texture to piece-y strands, especially for all you lovely short-cropped hair gals. And the wax stick also makes hair shiny. Just a little beauty reminder: Don't use too much Tancho, or you'll end up with a greasy head of hair. All you need is a dab on your fingertips and you're good to go!

The Tancho stick also smooths frizzy and curly hair edges.

Now, exactly where can you pick up this wonder hair stick? At, of course. We found it for $8.50 a stick.

Enjoy the Tancho and add some rock 'n roll style to your hair.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Exuviance Introduces New At Home Power Peel To Smooth Skin

Peel. Doing it to your skin, can produce a more radiant and youthful complexion. You need lots of patience and a skin routine to stick to. But chemical peels do work. And you can safely do them at home. Who doesn't want smooth skin?

And now the skin experts at Exuviance are introducing a new at home power peel, that you can easily do. Trust us, we have done 4 out of the 12 peels in the kit. And we love it!

It's called the Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 ($60, kit). The kit contains 12 peels which can be used up to twice a week on the face, chest, and back of hands, where aging from the sun and environment initally appears.

The peels (a 6-week supply) contain a 25% blend of AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and PHA (Polyhydroxy Acid) along with Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid, and Gluconolactone.

The Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 is a high performer, so at home users can get very good results. What chemical peels do, is exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. The dead and dull skin cells are dissolved away. And this action stimulates the process of cell renewal, making way for healthier, more radiant skin.

The clinical results are in after one month of twice-weekly use:
100% noticed improvement of fine lines and wrinkles.
94% noticed more even skin tone, texture, and radiance.

So far, we are enjoying our experience with Exuviance's new power peel. We decided to apply the peel along our decollete area. That's the area right below the neck and right above the chest. Oh yeah, that's where we used to slather baby oil and sit under the hot sun for hours, never realizing the damage we were doing. And now, tiny sun spots have created a maze of little trails across our decollete. And we are trying to halt the progression.

We really like the Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 kit. It's goof-proof. Inside, you get 12 pre-packaged peel pads, 12 pre-packaged neutralizer pads, and an extra peel pad for testing your skin's sensitivity, and easy-to-follow instructions.

If you've never peeled before, we can tell you, it's not that bad. It does feel like your skin is burning off, but only if you do a very advanced peel. But the folks at Exuviance have designed a pleasant at home experience. There is tingling when the peel is applied and some mild burning. This is to be expected. After you apply the neutralizer and rinse the area thoroughly with water, you will notice how very smooth your skin feels. And that is the reward of a peel.

For more details, visit Exuviance, a NeoStrata company.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Beauty Tip Today's Bunch Of Beautiful Beauty Tidbits

We here at Beauty Tip Today, thought we would round up some of our favorite and news-worthy beauty tidbits for you. Don't worry....we have done all the heavy lifting.

Did you know.......Julia Roberts, the new spokeswoman for Lancome cosmetics, has always been a big fan of Lancome's L'Absolu Rouge in Rich Cashmere ($29)? This is a creamy and moisturizing lipstick in a nude shade, the subtle kind of makeup Julia is often photographed wearing.

Did you know......chandelier earrings, the statement jewelry pieces of 2009, are still hot in 2010? Harper's Bazaar is calling chandeliers one of the 20 Top Trends for 2010.

Did you know.....there's a new diet pill called Capsiplex? And it's full of chili pepper!! Celebs like Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt, and Britney Spears are said to be popping the pills to drop fat fast! Capsiplex really does work, according to their website.

Did you know.....the best tooth whitening toothpaste is: Ultra brite All In One Advanced Whitening. Consumer Reports tested 41 toothpastes, toothpastes that all boast about whitening your teeth. And they found that most brands do not live up to the hype or expensive price tags. But only one was really superior at stain removal. And this one wasn't too abrasive. And what a bargain at $1.00 for a 6 oz. tube at Walmart.

Did you actress Eva Mendes loves a certain beauty product? St. Ives Apricot Facial Scrub. Eva Mendes says the scrub is a favorite of hers. We also love this stuff, because it's available at your local drugstore and for about $5, depending on the scrub type you choose.

Did you know....there's a simple way to clean your diamond jewelry at home? Place your diamonds into rubbing alcohol or a mixture of equal parts ammonia and cold water. Let them soak for a few minutes. Then take a brush with soft bristles, like a baby toothbrush, and gently clean your diamonds. Rinse off. And lay them on a tissue to dry.

Did you know...Nicole Richie likes a smoky eye and told one magazine she goes to these products to achieve her cat eye look: for eyeliner, M.A.C’s liquid type, and Maybelline for mascara! "I love mascara! Maybelline is great because it’s inexpensive and easy to use!" Nicole says.

Did you know...stylist Rachel Zoe cannot live without this multi-purpose skin cream called Egyptian Magic? She and a bunch of celebrities can't get enough of this stuff. "Living up to its namesake, this olive oil and honey-based cream works magic on elbows, knees and everything in between. Seriously, hold no reservations with this stuff— some of my friends and clients even swear by it as a hair mask. My advice…use it as a moisturizer to help extend your summer tan into fall ;) xoRZ" tweeted to Twitter.

Did you know...designer Giorgio Armani says that foundation and eyeliner are the 2 beauty products every woman needs to wear daily? He's got a lovely cosmetics line, for sure. Mr. Armani explains the value of a defined eye: "....a small eyeliner line. It is fundamental because it gives depth to the look and a sense of mystery---but it must not be noticeable."

Did you know...a simple jar of Aquaphor Healing Ointment ($8.99, 3.5 oz.) makes a superb nighttime eye treatment?! Yes, says celeb dermatologist Laurie Polis. Aquaphor Healing Ointment does its best work when you've retired for the night, which is actually the best time to treat your skin. "It conditions lashes and hydrates the delicate eye skin really well," she says. And Laurie Polis swears by this product.

We hope you have enjoyed our beautiful beauty tidbits.