Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Angelina Red Carpet Beauty: Angora Versace, Smoky Eye, Pale Pink Lips

Angelina Jolie took everyone's breath away, as she walked the red carpet at last night's NYC premiere of The Tourist, wearing an ivory low-cut Atelier Versace gown with a thigh-high slit and Ferragamo pumps.

Va-va-va-voom Versace!! Yes, it was actually a sweater dress or sweater gown. And the 35-year-old Oscar winner added to her elegant ensemble, another good-looking 'accessory'---longtime love, Brad Pitt.

She was red carpet perfection. No busy patterned gown. No dramatic frills or vulgar display. Just a simple, soft, cream-colored gown. It almost resembled a cashmere robe, but the actress wearing it, owned the red carpet last evening, and we can see why.

Let's look at Angelina's makeup. A gorgeous and dramatic smoky, cat-eye along with some faux lashes at the outer corners, along with a very soft, pink lip. And then of course, the hair, with soft brunette curls framing her neck and decollete, a half-up, half-down hairstyle with height at the crown.

Want a soft, pale celebrity lip like Angelina? Then try Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss in Crystalline ($28). Let your lips shine with the same gloss Angelina wore in her movie 'Salt'. Check it out at Nordstrom's.

Angelina has never looked better, and for a mom of six, well, what can we say. She appears at a healthier and a much happier person.

The Tourist opens this weekend, on December 10.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sophia Vergara Ready To Ink Deal As New Face of K-Mart

Sophia Vergara not only stars on one of television's hottest shows, 'Modern Family,' but she's also one of Hollywood's hottest women. The curvy Latina is having a very good year. She recently earned an Emmy nomination. And now, the ink is almost dry on an estimated $8 million deal to become the new face of K-Mart!

For 25 years, former Charlie's Angel's beauty Jaclyn Smith, has been the face of K-Mart, or at least, the face of K-Mart fashion. But now, the sexy Colombian-born starlet is ready to add her own brand to the retail giant, with a line of Sophia Vergara hair, clothing, accessories and beauty products.

As we always say, "Strike while the iron is hot!" So we applaud sexy Sophia on her latest venture, and we're sure she will bring a fresh, modern vibe to K-Mart. Now, whether her almost-always-on-display-bosom will be toned down and covered up for the ad campaign she will be doing for the retailer, we're not so sure. We are also quite interested to see what kind of fashion she adds to the department store, and the age group she will be targeting.

ABC's 'Modern Family' is a huge hit and Sophia's spicy role as trophy wife Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is wonderful. She combines, beauty, humor, perfect comic timing, and a very heavy accent, all rolled into one beloved character.

Celebrities enjoy doing a major fashion or beauty or home gig at a retailer like K-Mart, because the money is very good, and the attention is valuable when building up one's celebrity empire. Look at Cindy Crawford with JC Penney. Daisy Fuentes at Kohl's. And now Jennifer Lopez and hubby also at Kohl's.
It's a good thing.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Katie Cassidy Loves SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum

Television's Katie Cassidy is only 24-years-old, but smart enough to know, that maintaining beautiful skin is essential, even at her young age.

Take a look....not only does she have good genes, but a gorgeous and healthy complexion. So, how does the actress look so amazing?

She just told US Magazine that she swears by one brand of beauty products:

"I try a lot of SkinCeuticals products," Katie says. "The C E Ferulic Serum is my favorite! You put it on your face at night, and it makes your skin glow."

Okay, so it isn't cheap, at $142 for a small bottle of serum, But it's excellent stuff. The C E Ferulic Serum contains a "breakthrough antioxidant combination of 15% pure L-ascorbic acid, 1% alpha tocopherol, and ferulic acid for advanced antioxidant performance.

And we like this: Once the serum is absorbed, it cannot be washed off or rubbed off. And it is excellent for use in conjunction with suncreens.

You can learn more here about SkinCeuticals' special serum.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Beauty Tip Today's 3 Favorite Skin Care Lines That Really Show Results

Beautiful Skin. Let's be honest. We all desire it. Really now.....who wants wrinkles, sagging face, uneven skin tone, and sun damage?!

There are some women who appear to be blessed with perfect skin....tiny pores, a healthy glow, and a taut, smooth complexion with no lines in sight. When we're in our 20s and even early 30s, our skin should really be at its best. After 40, well, we're all on our own. And the battle to stay young and wrinkle-free becomes a daily challenge. Some women are able to fight the good fight by investing in beauty products that have the advanced science to back them.

Sadly, there is no such thing as a facelift in a bottle, but----we CAN correct signs of damage to the skin and CAN bring back more youthful-looking, healthy skin.

BeautyTipToday examined a lot of over-the-counter skin care products and sampled quite a number. Here are our 3 Favorite Skin Care Lines that really Show Results:

And in no special order, by the way.....

1. Vivite by Allergan (same company that brings you Botox Cosmetic). This is an incredible line of products available only through physician offices. Vivite Skin Care features GLX technology, "a unique, ultra-charged formula matrix that helps infuse the skin with a glycolic compound and antioxidants to help optimize skin rejuvenation."
Our fave: VIVITÉ® Night Renewal Facial Cream with 20% glycolic compound. ($79).

2. Exuviance by NeoStrata. Another clinically approved skin care line whose special formula contains "a patented bionic blend of highly evolved Polyhydroxy and Alpha Hydroxy acids." NeoStrata's products are recommended and highly regarded by skin care experts around the world.
Our fave: Exuviance Vespera Bionic Serum ($60).

3. Osmotics Cosmeceuticals. In the Osmotics skin care philosophy, there are 4 steps to beautiful skin: Cleanse. Correct. Defend. Protect. And the website even has a Clinical Studies page to explain to readers their scientifically proven skin technology.
Our fave: Eye Surgery Undereye Rejuvenator ($68).

Products from these 3 excellent skin care lines really show with a healthy glow.....more even texture.......clearer skin.......firmness.........reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles......brightness to the complexion.......and protection against further skin damage.

These skin care products would make great beauty Christmas presents.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Kate Bosworth Designs Beautiful Pieces In New JewelMint Line

Actress Kate Bosworth has gifted Chelsea Handler with a pretty pair of earrings from her new jewelry line, JewelMint. The beautiful blonde was a guest on E!'s Chelsea Lately show last night.

Kate Bosworth has teamed up with her stylist Cher Coulter, and designed a stunning line of earrings, bracelets, rings, and pendants.

And like other celebrity shopping websites, each elegant jewelry item is set at $29.99, as you join and become a JewelMint club member. You are offered a new piece of jewelry each month, but you are not roped into purchasing. You may simply decline.

Kate and Cher's custom designs are valued at more than $100 in stores. As an exclusive JewelMint member, each piece is available to you at 70% off. There's free shipping, by the way.

Kate has designed some gorgeous chandeliers and eclectic bracelets, too. If you adore Kate Bosworth's fashion sense, then you will become addicted to her jewelry line.

Christmas is right around the corner. Maybe someone special to you, could use a little JewelMint to brighten their day.

To view the collection, click here.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

How To Get Shiny Healthy Hair Like Britain's Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton has hair that is befitting for a future princess. Women around the globe are buzzing about her shiny, healthy brunette locks and the amazing blow-out that shows off her long, elegant cascading waves.

The newly engaged Kate, along with her other best accessory, Great Britain's Prince William, has won over many fans, and we can see why.

Kate Middleton brings a fresh, modern approach and style to the monarchy. Her makeup is polished and not over-done. Even her eyebrows are natural and perfect. But it's definitely the princess-like locks that have us all wondering:

How do we get such shiny, healthy hair like Kate Middleton? What's her secret?!

According to the U.K.'s Mirror News, Kate is loyal to one:
"Kate owes her luscious locks to regular trips to Chelsea hairdresser Richard Ward. She’s been going to his salon for five years for a £105 cut and blow-dry." That's about $165 in U.S. dollars.

Even if you can't afford a frequent, amazing blow-out, you can still give yourself the royal treatment with some super hair products that create high-wattage shine and bounce. It's all about Moroccanoil, and lots of celebrities use it before the red carpet.....stars like Natalie Portman and Salma Hayek. Maybe even Kate Middleton secretly turns to this argan oil-infused hair treatment:

Moroccanoil® Hydrating Styling Cream. This proprietary argan oil-infused formula gives beautifully hydrating and natural-looking hold while eliminating frizz, and adding definition and shine ($31.80, 10.2 fl. oz.).

Moroccanoil® Glimmer Shine Spray creates an instant mist of long-lasting, incomparable shine while protecting hair from the damaging effects of UV light and free radicals ($25.80, 3.4 fl. oz.)

Moroccanoil® Luminous Hairspray is argan oil-infused for lasting, healthy and natural-looking hold with shine ($21, 10 fl. oz.)

For more details, visit Moroccanoil.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Makeup Artist: Concealer Isn't Just For Dark Eye Circles

Concealer. If you don't have one in your makeup bag, then rush out and buy a tube or pot or stick of concealer ASAP!

Even if you have nearly flawless skin, makeup pros like Sandy Linter, say you still need to apply a little under the eyes to hide dark circles or shadows, or even a tiny bit on a red mark or two you might want to stay invisible.

We happen to prefer liquid concealer that comes in a tube with a small brush. We can control the amount to use and get a finer line of the formula. Plus, it isn't chalky like some concealers you roll under your eyes in fat stick form.

And we just saw this beauty nugget in a November issue of OK! magazine. It's from another makeup artist, Brett Freedman. He works with lovely British actress Sienna Miller. And this is one of his favorite beauty tips today:

Let your concealer do double duty as a lip liner! Just apply a smidgen around your lips to make them look fuller and prevent color from bleeding. The apply lipstick and go!

We have 2 liquid undereye concealers for you to try. One high-end.....the other more inexpensive:
1. Elizabeth Arden Collection Ceramide Skin Smoothing Concealer ($19.50, at

2. Cover Girl Fresh Complexion Undereye Concealer ($5.29, at drugstores).

Both liquid concealers come in a good variety of shades to match skin tone.