Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kourtney Kardashian Stealing Spotlight Away From Kim With Skinny Post-Baby Body

At 31, Kourtney Kardashiam has never looked lovelier. There she is last evening at the Golden Globes Award show, rockin' a gold, strapless sparkling mini. And the reality star momma is also gracing the cover of OK magazine, one year after giving birth to cutie-pie son, Mason.

A sexy, blue bikini and oh-so-flat belly, and a whopping post-baby weight loss of 45 pounds!! She now tips the scales at 95 pounds. And no surgery was involved in her gorgeous transformation.

Kourtney is the oldest and shortest of the Kardashian sisters. She has often said, that if she walks alone down a crowded street, hardly anyone recognizes the dark-haired beauty. Well.....not anymore. Kourtney is definitely stealing the spotlight from curvy sister Kim.

"I love my new body," the 31-year-old tells OK. "They say that it takes a full year to really get your body back [after giving birth] and I believe that."

Kourtney has some sensible skinny post-baby body tips for OK magazine readers:

1. If you can, Nurse Your Baby. Kourtney says this works. "Because I’m nursing, I have to eat constantly. So when we’re filming I tell everyone, ‘Remind me that I’m hungry.’ And if it’s a snack, I try to make healthier choices." She also mentions in the Kardashian sisters' new book, 'Kardashian Konfidential,' that, "Breastfeeding takes a lot of the weight off, so I lost a lot of it easily, not changing anything."

2. Move Your Body. Kourtney did not get those amazing abs by just watching the fat melt away. Her advice---head to the gym for some strengthening exercises, and don't sit still. "I’d take him on walks when he was a baby and do squats while holding him…"

3. Adopt A Sound Diet Plan. Kourtney doesn't believe in depriving oneself of a few naughty foods, but after having had a baby, she has learned to eat small, and healthy but more often. The petite reality star adds "healthy choices with a few splurges," to her diet.

Kourtney Kardashian admits that it wasn't easy taking off the post-baby weight. But she also wants new moms out there to know, that it can be done in a very healthy and sensible way. And she hopes to inspire these women in 2011.

Check out Kourtney's blog and read the entire OK mag interview, packed with her skinny post-baby body tips.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Dull Rough Frizzy Hair Needs Paul Mitchell Gloss Drops

Too many chemical processes, constant blow-drying, and plain old exposure to the dry, frigid winter elements, and your hair has lost its shine.

Look in the mirror these days. The long, cold January days and nights have cursed us all. Dull, rough, frizzy locks Yuck!

That's why we have turned to the hair master himself, Paul Mitchell. And he's got a super product to bring back the high wattage shine. It's called Gloss Drops ($20, 3.4 0z).

It's a light-weight silicone gloss that really smoothes the surface and leaves hair soft and silky. And a little goes a long way. Gloss Drops by Paul Mitchell features jojoba oil, chamomile, and henna, to produce a healthy, huge shine---hair with depth.

What we like about the product, is its versatility. All you have to do, is add 1 or 2 drops, to your favorite leave-in conditioner, apply to hair and blow-dry. Or you can use Gloss Drops by itself, and watch your beautiful mane return.

Anyone who dyes hair, perms, straightens, blow-drys, flat irons, and so forth, will lose shine. Even celebrities face hair challenges because of all the primping in between. It's the products we use after these harsh treatments, that make a world of difference.

For more information on Paul Mitchell Gloss Drops and where to buy this frizz-free polish, click here.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

How To 'Rent The Runway' And Get Glam Like Kim Kardashian For Cheap

We just stumbled on to this website yesterday. And we were quite amazed at the concept of Rent The Runway.

You can be a glam cinderella for the night without breaking the bank. Want to look like sexy Kim Kardashian, right down to the curve-hugging expensive dress?!

Now, you can. In fact, Kim's dress, a stunning, $2,800 Gold Glimmer Strapless number by Herve Leger is available. You can rent the dress for just $200 for 4 days. And when you're done, just place your order in the pre-paid package and drop it in the nearest mailbox. will take care of the dry cleaning. is a service that lets you borrow high-end designer pieces like Herve Leger, Escada, Badgley Mischka and absolutely gorgeous accessories from Judith Leiber, Elizabeth Cole and many others at 90% off retail prices!

Be it black tie, a special date, a wedding, or just a night on the town, has the perfect designer pieces for you. And their style experts are just a click away, to help you choose your individual, knock-out look.

Not exactly sure how these glam designer dresses will fit on you? No problem, Select a FREE backup size for the perfect fit.

We love this idea....very smart! 2011 is going to be a great and very stylish new year!

Monday, January 3, 2011

How To Get Skinny In 2011 With One Easy Yoga Position

This is it! The big secret to staying skinny for the rest of your life, ladies.

And we have tested this one, easy yoga position for the last two years now, and it works! We have NOT gained more than a pound or two, in those couple of years. And at the moment, we are 2 pounds skinnier since that time.

We are talking about the Sarvangasana, or in non-yoga talk---the shoulder stand. And there are many health and beauty benefits to practicing the Sarvangasana daily. We get into this position upon arising each morning, and quietly meditate for 2 minutes in a shoulder stand.

The yoga shoulder stand. It does a body good! No kidding.

Many yoga students have experienced incredible weight normalization with the aid of the shoulder stand. The thyroid gland is stimulated during the pose. The shoulder stand helps to promote the correct functioning of the thyroid by increasing the blood supply into the throat area.

Not only is the shoulder stand great for weight control, it also helps those suffering with asthma. As Raghuram, a yogi who has taught yoga to some 16,000 asthmatic patients worldwide, explains it, "In this posture, the diaphragm muscle is strengthened because it has to work against gravity. This opens the chest and improves lung capacity."

The yoga shoulder stand is also good for those with varicose veins, since it allows the blood to flow out of the legs. The exercise pose does wonders for your belly and legs, too. It strengthens them and tones them up.

If you can do the shoulder stand for 2 minutes, once a day, you will gradually pick up the benefits. Start out slowly, and be sure your chin is pressed against your chest during the pose. Breathe slowly and deeply.

Do not attempt the shoulder stand if you suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, glaucoma, or slipped discs (always best to check with your doctor before trying). And do not get into this position during your period. The inversion of your body can cause dizziness or nausea. However, doing the shoulder stand when you don't have your period, is said to relieve the onset of menstrual cramps in the long run.

We got scolded by one person, who commented that, "Doing one Asana alone is not sufficient. Yoga is a life style."

Yes and no. We agree that practicing yoga is a super way to stay healthy. But we have also learned, the Sarvangasana is known as "the Queen of the asanas" because of its many benefits. So, if you find that your time is limited in the course of Yoga practice, it is recommended to concentrate on this one, easy position--the shoulder stand.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

How To Get Better Skin From Inside Out With 2 Pills Per Day

Beauty in a bottle. Does it really exist?

We have tackled this subject many times before, and each occasion we discuss the challenge, we admit, that the science of beauty and all its technological advances are making a major difference for women these days.

Back in the days of our grandmothers and great-grandmothers, a simple egg white mask was a way to tighten skin and bring a temporary glow to the complexion. There weren't too many options for pushing back the clock.

But times have changed. In fact, there is at least one beauty company that swears you can develop better skin from the inside out with just 2 pills per day. And some beautiful celebrities are already popping their way to a brighter, more even skin tone and texture.

The product is GliSODin Skin Nutrients Advanced Skin Brightening pills ($80 for 60 pills). And the company claims that their all natural melon-plant-derived antioxidants promote even skin tone by halting the activity of tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for hyperpigmentation.

Actresses like Drew Barrymore and Kristen Stewart are big fans of GliSODin beauty ingestibles. The company offers both beauty powders and pills.

Drew loves the Detox Formula ($125) because it," keeps my skin smooth and glowing".

And young Kristen is hooked on GliSODin's Advanced Brightening Formula ($80).

According to the company's website About page, the drinkable beauty concept came about in the City of Lights:

"GliSODin® is a unique non-genetically modified melon extract naturally rich in superoxide dismutase (SOD), combined with wheat protein to protect its SOD activity within the intestinal cells. GliSODin was developed by Isocell Laboratories, based in Paris, France. Isocell Laboratories is a leading company in anti-aging medicine, clinical research, and dermatological advancement and is the owner of GliSODin’s two US patents.

The GliSODin lineoffers 4 key products for total skin health. The products are available at beauty spas, and the offices of dermatologists and plastic surgeons around the country. Check it out here.

It's a brand New Year, and maybe, just maybe, it's possible to become more healthy and beautiful from the inside out in 2011.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Tired Eyes After Ringing In 2011 Tonight: Look Forward To New Non-Prescription Botox

Many of us will be celebrating the new year tonight, and that means plenty of champagne and spirits to go around and around, until the room starts spinning.

By tomorrow, we will have some very tired-looking eyes. And we're not talking about wrinkles. We'll get to those in a minute.

First of all, you need to plan ahead. If you're going to be in the mood to merry-make, then you will need to give your peepers some extra TLC. It's all in the eyes, ladies:

Eyes get very dry from too much alcohol. That's called dehydration. You need drops. We recommend Visine Tears Lubricant Eye Drops ($9.99, drugstores). Instantly get dry eye relief in a natural tears formula. These drops refresh tired eyes and provide coolness and comfort.

And here's some super beauty news to look forward to in 2011:

No-needle, non-presctiption Botox.
That's right. In cream form, right in the privacy of your own home. For real? Yes, indeed. In fact, hopefully, sometime in the new year of 2011, the amazing wrinkle smoother will be available in a topical cream called Revance. Say goodbye to the sting of the Botox needle and hello to a simple and painless rub-in cream. Genius, we say. Botox already enjoys a huge following. It is THE most popular cosmetic injectable.

The latest clinical trials on Revance show amazing results:
"The benefits of RT001(Revance) are clear; patients achieve meaningful aesthetic results with a simple, painless procedure" said Richard Glogau, MD, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at University of California, San Francisco and principal investigator for the study,
"The superficial muscles in the crow's feet area can be relatively difficult to inject; this treatment will allow physicians to obtain a more consistent result while maintaining patients' natural expressions".

This is quite a beauty breakthrough, ladies and gents! Revance has been shown to be very effective for those pesky crow's feet, which is welcome news by many.

So, for this evening, and into early tomorrow, 2011, forget about the wrinkles, and just focus on those tired eyes, and throw a little bottle of Visine in your makeup bag. You might just need it.

Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Prevention Magazine Loves NeoStrata's Foaming Glycolic Wash AHA 20

Here at Beauty Tip Today, we're always on the hunt for a super facial cleanser. And we have found yet another!

Santa Michelle over at the NeoStrata skin care company located in Princeton, New Jersey, graciously dropped one at our doorstep.

It's called NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash AHA 20 ($32, 3.4 fl oz.), and worth every penny. In fact, Prevention Magazine featured the cleanser in their July issue, as part of the popular magazine's, 'Defy Your Age' challenge:

Smooth Your Fine Lines and Wrinkles!
"Smooth wrinkles with the following products and these 3 Defy Your Age basics:
1. Cleanse Every Night: Leaving dirt, excess oil, and makeup on overnight can irritate skin, clog pores, and trigger break-outs. To refresh skin in the morning, splash with lukewarm water."

This is why we adore the NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash AHA 20. It is an excellent beauty product containing 18% Glycolic acid and 2% Lactobionic acid. The formula is pH balanced and quite strong, but also gentle on skin. It is recommended for experienced AHA (AlphaHydroxyAcid) users.

We found the Glycolic wash to be very effective....It deeply cleans the skin, keeps acne away, and leaves you with a much smoother texture. And a little foam goes a long way. Quite an economical beauty item.

Let's be honest. It's time to switch to a 'big girl' cleanser. Say bye-bye to soap formulations. You must exfoliate your skin, and this NeoStrata Glycolic Wash AHA 20 does what it says on the bottle.

For more details about NeoStrata skin care, and the Prevention mag 'Defy Your Age' challenge, click here.