Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jessica Who? Little Sis Ashlee Simpson Emerges With New Chic Style

These days, it seems like all eyes are on very pregnant Jessica Simpson.

But that might have changed in an instant, following Sunday evening's 2012 SAG Awards Show. Jessica's little sister, Ashlee, walked the red carpet with a new man on her arm, Vincent Piazza, but more importantly, with a brand new, chic style.

We have to say, wow! She's the buzz around Hollywood.

For the Simpson sister who always seems to be in Jessica's shadow, this is a great comeback for Ashlee. The newly divorced singer and mom to toddler, Bronx, has emerged from the ashes and nailed one of the Best Dressed + Best Hair awards in our humble opinion.

Ashlee Simpson has always been labeled the edgy Simpson sister with her rock-n-roll fashion vibe, wilder hairstyles and chameleon color dye-jobs. She's been Goth-haired, golden blonde, bright auburn, medium brown, and just about every shade in between.

But on Sunday's SAG red carpet, Ashlee was the epitome of class with a gorgeous, sleek, almost platinum short do. Gone are the over-the-top hair extensions.

Ashlee Simpson told E's Giuliana Rancic that she loves her current hairstyle because it's easy to maintain and it matches little Bronx's hair.

Her makeup was also flawless, both delicate and classic. And look at Ashlee's black, flowing Jenny Packham gown. It had both an old Hollywood, new modern glamour.

Nice job, Ashlee Simpson! Sophistication looks great on you.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Weekly Hydrating Mask---Good Thing This Time Of Year


We all need it, even the oily-skin gals.

This time of year, when the cold winds blow and the temps drop in a big way, you need to arm yourself with a little hydration. Winter and dry air rob the skin of much-needed moisture.

But there is a smart way to battle back. And all it requires is some 15 minutes a week, when you can sit/lie down and put on a hydrating mask. Yep, just a few minutes, once a week, and your glowing complexion will thank you for it.

Plus, it's a cheap investment. For less than $5 a tube, you can pick up a great mask at the drugstore.

Queen Helene's new Olive Oil Masque.

Okay, so it isn't the super expensive La Mer Hydrating Masque, but this one does a GOOD job. And if your skin is very thirsty for some nourishment, applying this mask is a great way to infuse hydration deep into your pores.

Queen Helene's Olive Oil Masque is so nice and creamy, it just bathes your skin in olive oil, along with soothing chamomile and sage extracts help calm and restore softness, while the mask plumps skin to deliver suppleness and elasticity.

You deserve a beauty break, and your complexion could use a little more TLC on these cold, bitter days ahead. Try a soothing hydrating mask. You will feel and see a difference.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Perfect Foundation Match? J.Lo Wears L'Oreal W6

We don't believe there is a PERFECT foundation match out there.

We don't care if it's liquid, powder, cream, airbrush, or any kind of other foundation mixture. You can come very close to matching your makeup to your complexion, but absolute perfection? We don't think it exists.

So, why wear foundation?

It's simple. Foundation is the building block to your makeup routine. Blush, concealer, eye shadow, etc., all look more polished with a base underneath it all. Plus, foundation, evens out your skin tone and adds a subtle warmth to your face and hides minor imperfections.

We can't help you match your foundation to your complexion. It's very hard to do. You can test a shade by applying some to your neck first, to see how the color blends in or doesn't blend in next to your face. We can't even get it totally right, so you are on your own. But, the cosmetics industry has come a long way, and foundations are on the forefront for finding your perfect match.

We just noticed Jennifer Lopez in a new, glossy magazine ad for L'Oreal's True Match superblendable foundation. And it states:

The Story Behind My Skin:
100% Puerto Rican
Jennifer Lopez, 100% True Mtach W6Sun Beige

L'Oreal's True Match foundation claims that after 7 years of research and working with 57 ethnic backgrounds, they've developed 33 foundation shades, including---your perfect match.

Also, L'Oreal says you are 100% guaranteed to FIND your perfect match. We found some at drugstore.com for $11.49 a bottle.

We have not tried True Match, but when it goes on sale, again, we will pick up a bottle, and hopefully find our OWN true match.

In the meantime:

The Story Behind My Skin:
100% Greek
J. Tania Stylianos, Revlon ColorStay Soft Flex, Nude

Not that anyone should care.

Not a PERFECT match, but the best we have found so far, for our light olive skin.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Brow Gel: A Little Dab Is Necessary Says Eyebrow Expert


If you're a faithful reader of BeautyTipToday, then you've seen a number of articles about brows, and the challenges that go with achieving the perfect, full set.

Since we used to pluck like a mad woman when we were younger, we've been frustrated for years trying to grow out our anemic-looking hairs. And these days, we have had better success by leaving them alone and rubbing in a little Retin-A cream over the brows, which appears to make them grow faster.

Meantime, like many women, we apply a little pencil to fill in any open areas. And today, we are examing clear brow gel, and its importance to a beautiful, polished set of eyebrows.

Nicoleta Barbarasa, a brow technician at the Jose Eber Salon in Beverly Hills, tells People magazine, this:

"I can't live without brow gel. Not only does it keep your brows looking perfectly maintained throughout the day, but it also helps direct hair growth in a flattering direction."

Great beauty brow tip!

And you can find clear brow gel in every neighborhood drug and beauty stores around.

We stumbled onto the Sephora store online and found a super deal on a very good beauty brand. Anastasia Beverly Hills, Clear Brow Gel, a set of 2, at a low price! Regularly, a $42 value, ON SALE now for $30.

We all know that Anastasia is the queen of the perfectly groomed and arched brows, so this is a quality brow gel. And this is what the product can do for you:

"This set of two clear gels for all hair colors help you set, define, and shape your brows all day for a lustrous, natural look. Formulated with conditioning botanicals, this gel keeps unruly brows in their place without any flakiness."

Just a dab will do you, and you're set for the day.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Even Iconic Supermodel Says 'Filler Up' To Injections, Allegedly

She will turn 46 in February. She's the mother-of-2-children. And yeah, she still looks darn good.

We're talking about iconic supermodel Cindy Crawford, the girl with the mole who turned the modeling industry upside-down with her killer curves and unique beauty.

Ever since the new year began, there's been lots of buzz about Cindy and her new face. Many people have observed, that she 'looks different.'

Let's observe. The top photo shows the model 20 years ago, in 1992. And the other photos show Cindy and husband Rande Gerber at a Lakers game about 2 weeks ago. Gorgeous couple!

According to the beauty experts, Cindy's been saying, 'Filler-Up' to injections.

We know the supermodel believes in her own skin care line, Meaningful Beauty, but even the best anti-aging serums and lotions can do just so much to stop the fall of gravity. And as genetically-gifted as Cindy Crawford is, everyone gets older. All faces lose volume and flatten out, and a jawline that was once sharp and contoured, squares off.

So, what did she allegedly do to her face?

"Her cheeks are a lot fuller. She definitely had something injected in her cheeks. Most probably Radiesse or the other option would be Sculptra," California dermatologist, Dr. Ben Behnam told Radaronline.

"They're both designed to give people higher cheekbones. It's very popular in the industry and her cheeks are visibly higher and fuller.".

No. We cannot say for sure if Cindy has resorted to fillers to give her striking features a more youthful buoyancy. But, so what if she has. These days, such injections are used for subtle beauty maintenance.

New York City plastic surgeon, Alan Matarasso told More magazine that a little filler goes a long way:

"The whole key is doing subtle, incremental things that keep up with the aging process rather than going for a homerun."

Not easy to get older, especially when you have to do it in the public eye, and even more difficult, when you are heralded as an iconic supermodel.

Cindy Crawford is a very intelligent woman, and we think she knows where the cosmetic enhancement limit lies. So, to her credit, we think she looks fab.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

How To Get A Kardashian, Lopez, Vanderpump Butt--Well, Sort Of

Lately, all we see are butts. And we're not talking small, flat or pancake-looking behinds, either.

Oh, no! It's all about the bigger, curvier, more ample booty. And these days, 3 celebrities are leading the way-----Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and Lisa Vanderpump.


Yes, Lisa Vanderpump, one of the Beverly Hills Housewives. And at age 51, the reality TV star puts many of us to shame.

So, here we have 3 beautiful women with 3 great butts in these age ranges:

30's. Kim Kardashian
40's. Jennifer Lopez
50s. Lisa Vanderpump

There have been tons of rumors that all 3 celebrities have fake butts, or butt implants.

We are not here to judge, and we would like to believe that Kim, Jennifer and Lisa, have amazing behinds because of some amazing genetics.

We also understand, that all 3 women work out to stay in shape, which brings us to this:

We can all 'build' a better butt with some exercise discipline that targets the caboose.

Andie Hecker, a former New York City ballerina-turned Hollywood trainer, has this exercise for a toned booty:

The Butt Blaster
Stand with your torso upright, hands resting on a countertop or chair back. Lift one leg behind you as high as you can, while keeping your hips square to the front, and pulse up 50 times.

Not easy to do, but, er butt, this little exercise will do wonders in no time.

Are you in?

We are!

For more information, visit BalletBodies.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Would You Do The Nicole Richie Retro Ponytail Do?

Everyone's still talking about Nicole Richie's retro ponytail do from Sunday's Golden Globes Awards Show.

You couldn't miss it. As petite and waif-like in stature the celebrity is, her long blonde hair stood out-----cascading downward like a waterfall.

We loved her beauty style even more than her sleek, sparkly beaded silver gown. Nicole emphasized her big, beautiful eyes with bold liner and settled for a beige-y pink muted lip color.

And if anyone can carry off a sultry 60's vibe, it's Nicole. She reminds us a lot of the late actress, Sharon Tate, a blonde, petite beauty with big, doe eyes like Nicole Richie.

So would you 'do' the Nicole Richie retro ponytail do?

Many women would say, yes, but then again, how the heck do you do this do?!

We have the answer from the Suave Professionals. Stylist Jenny Cho has the hair details, courtesy of nrichienews.com:

1. Sleek, smooth styles are all the rage. Nicole Richie worked it, thanks to the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion System. Copycat it quickly: Spray Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo directly at the root, crown and front of hair. Use your dryer to work in excess powder, and brush through to refresh hair before styling.
2. Pull-up and section-off hair around crown, then tease to create volume; set aside.
3. Use a brush to smooth-out the hair on the sides and back. Pull the back section of hair into a ponytail, securing it with an elastic.
4. Take a side section and wrap around the ponytail, securing with a bobby pin. Take the opposite side and also wrap around the pony, securing with a bobby pin. Lastly, take the teased crown section and lightly smooth and brush back over the ponytail.
5. Work a dime-size amount of Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smooth & Shine Serum into the palms of your hands, then delicately smooth ponytail strands and eliminate flyaways.

By the way, Nicole Richie has been named, the new face of Suave Beauty.