Tuesday, August 7, 2012
We all know that a topical treatment cannot replace injections to blast away wrinkles and fine lines...BUT, a few of these formulas CAN do a great temporary job.
One of these is a brand new beauty product--Exuviance Targeted Filler T5 ($75, at beauty stores like ULTA, and at NeoStrata).
We adore the folks at NeoStrata, who developed the popular Exuviance skin care line. And this cream filler is a quick, effective way to 'fill in' the look of deep lines/wrinkles.
A topical treatment is probably no match against Botox or fillers like Juvederm and Restylane, but it's a lot less cheaper, doesn't hurt, and can deliver results instantly!
Exuviance Targeted Filler T5 comes packed with a triple boost comboof CitraFill, NeoGlucosamine, and Matrixyl Peptides to encourage collagen production.
The creamy formula comes in a cool, syringe-type applicator with a high-precision soft tip pen. It's simple to use. Just zero in on the areas you want to plump up---forehead creases, crow's feet, naso-labial folds, etc. Apply the Exuviance rich cream directly to these lines, and massage in.
You WILL like what you see. We've been sampling the Targeted Filler T5 for more than a week now, and it's a wonderful beauty product. The filler action keeps your wrinkles plumped up for a few hours. This is a great instant fix for your own 'red carpet nights,' when you need more than a good moisturizer sitting on your skin.
In clinical trials, users reported significant, visible results in just 8 weeks.
Check out this FREE sample of Exuviance Targeted Filler T5 at ULTA.
Monday, August 6, 2012
If you file your nails with a simple emery board, you're really doing a disservice to your manicure. Believe it or not, the thin strip of cardboard sprinkled with powdered emery can snag, peel, or even break your nails.
We have found that glass nail files are the BEST quality accessory for shaping and smoothing a perfect, healthy set of nails. Plus, these files are elegant to carry around and last just about forever.
Our favorites are the crystal nail files from design-glassware.com.
Not only are these glass nail files pretty to look at with Swarovski crystals adorning them or brightly colored hues of orange, blue, red, etc., the quality of the glass is superior. That's the difference.
Design Glassware by Mont Bleu is a global leader in the crystal nail files business. It's all about the glass, and each one is made with superb-quality Czech glass. When you start your manicure, you will see the beauty in the smooth straight line you can achieve. An emery board can shred your nails by filing back and forth. Who desires a jagged edge of nails?
Another interesting fact to think about is the value of owning crystal nail files. These beauty accessories are friendly to the environment. In other words, these files are a worthy investment, because they do not wear out or have to be thrown away. Glass nail files are hygenic, washable, re-usable, and never become dull. Mont Bleu is proud of their life-long guarantee attached to each file.
Glass nail files by design-glassware.com come in a variety of stylish designs, including hand-painted files, a zodiac collection, an awesome 3-D stickers line, even some with silver figurines. We adore the Nefertity Glass Nail File--fit for the beautiful goddess in you. This figurine is made of bronze and covered with gold. There are also mini crystal nail files great for traveling or keeping in your makeup bag at all times.
Every woman needs a reliable nail file in their beauty accessories collection, and crystal glass is the only way to live on the 'smooth edge.'
Sunday, August 5, 2012
If you've been hunting for some serious skin care products that can get the job done without irritating your complexion, and don't contain ingredients you can't even pronounce, then consider the Sprout line. Sprout is a small Brooklyn-based company.
This skin care company makes up its collection of cleansers, scrubs, exfoliants, lip balms, etc., in small, fresh batches. And it's all-natural, packaged in simple, clean glass containers.
For instance, let's take a closer look at Sprout's Cleanser ($24, at Sprout.com). The formula is very kind to your pores:
..."It’s gentle, non-drying, and contains no alcohol. Plus it smells awesome. We start with a traditional organic rosewater-and-glycerin base and add a tiny bit of organic tea tree oil. No soap, no alcohol, no para-sulfate-whatchamacallits."
Gwyneth Paltrow's a big fan of the all-natural Sprout line.
If you want to balance your complexion with some seriously sincere skin care products, then check out Sprout.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
You better hurry up and grab yours now!
Maybelline is running a summer promotion just for the month of August. It's a limited edition of Great Lash, launching 4 new colored mascaras ($6, at drugstores)----Totally Teal. Pop of Purple. Blink of Blue. Go Go Gree.
Will you catch the trend, ladies?
If you're over 40, well, maybe this isn't something for you, but----the amazing colors are quite tempting. And if you're shy about wearing anything but black or brown, maybe for a night out, a glam pop of color might make it a bit sexier.
We once wore navy blue mascara, and against dark brown eyes, wow---it's really gorgeous! As long as you keep a subtle lip along with it, we think you'll be just fine.
Stella McCartney and Dior were showing off the colored mascara trend during February Fashion week. Check out the photo. Stella made a great choice for the models. We think she looks beautiful, and she's got cobalt mascara on. It looks purple, but, stunning, nonetheless.
Would you wear this beauty trend?
Friday, August 3, 2012
Shrunken, chic, and sleek.
That's the blazer look for Fall 2012. It's so college chic!
And the GAP and J. Crew are pushing the blazer in their fall ad campaigns, emphasizing a great classic and wardrobe staple.
Gotta love the shrunken fit. It's a bit edgy and hugs your curves, and the tailoring is quite flattering on every body type.
Every gal needs a few blazers to dress up or stay casual. And the GAP has been showing off Piped and Military blazers. Check out photos 1 & 2. How cute are these?!!
The GAP Blazers ($88) come in poly spandex in double-knit ponte fabric. Colors include: Fuchsia Shock. Dark Heather Gray. Black. Navy.
Then we've got J. Crew with a cool collection of collegiate blazers. See photos 3 & 4. Love the Schoolboy Blazer at $198 in wool with stretch. These sophisticated blazers come with a shrunken glam, goldcrested buttons and lapel collar.
If you're heading back-to-class, or just heading out somewhere this fall, invest in some college chic, and the blazer is the way to go!
Thursday, August 2, 2012
E! hostess Giuliana Rancic is having an incredible time these days. She and husband Bill are anxiously awaiting the birth of their baby via surrogate. The blue bundle-of-joy is due at the end of August.
Meantime, the Fashion police star is busy at the Olympic games in London. There she is in the bottom photo holding her black leather Chanel bag close to her side. The 37-year-old breast cancer survivor is also excited to launch her signature clothing line with HSN in late September.
She spoke with the joeyparkermovement about her Affordable, Easy Collection:
"The main reason I wanted to create a clothing line is because I wanted women across the country of all shapes and sizes to be able to purchase fun, trendy and wearable clothes every day! By working with HSN on “G by Giuliana Rancic,” I am able to connect with my fans and tell them my story. I love that they can call in and ask me questions!
"It’s an extension of the entertainment industry that I am already in, which I love! I also feel that price is very important. I want to be able to reach as many fans as possible with great, affordable pieces. The price range of my collection is $29-$129, which I am very happy about.As far as fashion icons go, I look to both the past and present for inspiration. I love Sophia Loren’s sexy, bombshell style and I also love Jackie O’s traditional and chic style. My collection has a little bit of both in a modern way."
Giuliana says she doesn't want her fans to 'break the bank,' when it comes to looking stylish. Here's a clip of G talking about her new line G on YouTube.
Check out the cute G by Giuliana faux leather & ponte cascade jacket in Luggage & Black, $129.90, HSN and HSN.com. And how about these--G by Giuliana skinny jean in cobalt, $69.90, HSN and HSN.com.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
It's still the number 1 cosmetic injectable. And yeah, probably 99% of Hollywood lovelies get pinched by the needle every 3-6 months to stay wrinkle-free. So, it comes as no surprise to allegedly hear that even NYC famous Kelly Ripa gets Botox, too.
But in her case, it's kind of unique for Kelly to recognize when she needs a Botox re-fill.
Huffington Post repeated a little tabloid gossip that's been going around. And we're going to share it, too, because we admire Kelly Ripa's honesty in a world of pampered, pretty celebrities.
If this rumor is true, at least the Emmy-award winning daytime host is keeping it real.
As most people know, Kelly and her family spend their summer weekends at the Hamptons. The TV star was reportedly overheard making these remarks:
"I work out absolutely every day. I don't overeat. I try to drink water but I prefer wine, and when all else fails, I get Botox injected right here, right into my forehead, as much as possible."
But that wasn't it. Kelly continued talking about the magic Botox injectable:
"Oh, you know when you really need it?" she said. "It's when my kids start asking me if I'm mad at them, and I go, 'Why do you think I'm mad at you?' They go, 'Because you're frowning.' I go, 'Oh no! I am? I'll be right back!' Give me Dr. Brant: He's the best, he is my real husband," said Kelly.
That's hilarious, if it is in fact, true. Kelly Ripa's forehead looks very smooth, and we don't note any elevens, or those two frown lines in between the eyebrows. Botox is especially effective for ironing away forehead lines and creases between the brows. We do see a few light crow's feet by the outer eyes. And that's about it. At age 40, Kelly Ripa is holding it together well.
If you aren't wild about getting poked repeatedly with a Botox needle, you could try the non-needle Botox. The British have developed organic Natox for $139.99:
No needles organic Natox - pain-free alternative to invasive anti-wrinkle injection products.
Lines become reduced - Smoother and refined skin tone.
Skin becomes more firmer and plump.
Creates luminous complexion.
Does it work? Well, some people love it. Check out the Natox website.
We're certain the results would not be as dramatic as the real Botox by needle, but if an over-the-counter beauty product can hold back the frowns for a while, it's worth a shot.