Saturday, September 8, 2012
How amazing does Jordin Sparks look these days?!
The American Idol-turned actress has a great beauty tip when it comes to a sophisticated mani. Jordin is head-over-heels-in-love with a nail polish shade from the OPI Texas Collection.
It's called, San Tan-tonio! Yee-ha! And we found it on the cheap-cheap online here at Cosmeu.com for just $3.89 a bottle.
You better buy your San Tan-tonio stash ASAP, because Jordin Sparks tells InStyle magazine she wants more amd more:
"I stock up on OPI's San Tan-tonio nail polish. When I discovered this amazing shade, I bought 6 bottles just in case they stopped making it."
How can we describe this OPI nail color?
It looks like milk chocolate. Yummy!
Friday, September 7, 2012
Amber Rose, Miley Cyrus, and Mama Pink really stood out at the MTV Music Awards show last evening. And the reason is very simple:
Peroxide blonde hair.
It wasn't exactly glamour puss in the classic image of Marilyn Monroe, but a shorter, edgier look on all three celebrities.
Now, we know you're either going to LOVE platinum cropped hair or you won't. And for the Miley fans who USED to adore the singer's more demure girly dos, we're curious if you're into the Miley edgy cut now, with sky-high volume.
We like the hot mess look on all three ladies. Pregnant Amber Rose looks radiant and stunning with her longer-than-ever peroxide hair and Mama Pink, well, this is her signature style and she rocks it.
We happen to approve of darker brows with very blonde locks. The professional makeup application is done just right, and we think rebellious Miley wears this ultra blonde shade and faux mohawk look with confidence and attitude.
As we all know in basic hair blonding 101, the lighter you go, the more time-consuming it becomes trying to keep up with ever-popping roots the chance of more damage to the delicate hair cuticle develops, the more conditioning required, etc.
That's why cropped dos and peroxide go hand-in-hand, because really long peroxide hair is the ultimate hair challenge even for the best of us. Or is it?
Check out this YouTube DIY video by BentleyBlonde on How To Maintain PLatinum.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Okay, we have girlfriends who aren't into makeup, and yes, they are all naturally attractive.
But, we would like to venture that a little makeup and bigger hair CAN do wonders, even beauty magic, in the case of 45-year-old bombshell Pamela Anderson.
"The proof is in the pudding," as the old saying goes. Just look at the photos. There's the former Playboy playmate at LAX yesterday, saying goodbye to her two sons. The bottom photo shows the Dancing with the Stars alum at a party in Germany on Labor Day.
Like night and day for the former Baywatch star.
Pam Anderson's makeup artist Alexis Vogel has perfected the bombshell signature look.
Even something as simple as foundation does a lot of good for every gals' complexion. Alexis told the LA Times what she does for Pam:
..."Vogel, who likes Armani foundations, recommends using an inexpensive professional latex sponge to apply foundation. Match foundation to your face, neck and arms and always blend it down the neck. Apply under-eye concealer, and use a big powder puff to gently pat on translucent powder. Then use a big fluffy brush to buff off any excess powder. Smile and pat a highlighter like Benefit High Beam around the upper part of the apple of your cheeks, following with shimmery blush on the apples for a dewy look. Blend so the makeup is seamless."
For more of Pam's sexy makeup, click here.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Booties are back in style for Fall footwear! It's a no-brainer, and even one pair will update your wardrobe and add a little flare to your instep, ladies.
You can keep it classic, or choose those with punk embellishments, buckles, straps, lace-ups, zippers, or bright, bold colors.
Get your booties on! Here is just a tiny, delightful sample of what's bootie-licious out there right now:
1. Rocket Dog Raid Lace-Ups ($64.95, Ships FREE at Zappos). Gotta love these!
■Lace-up closure with wraparound ties.
■Faux leather upper.
■Printed fabric lining.
■Lightly cushioned fabric footbed.
■Stacked heel (2 1/4").
2. Simply Vera Vera Wang Ankle Boots (On sale $53.99, originally $89.99, at Kohls). Beautiful booties with an urban edge!
Dual side zippers and a sleek silhouette.
•Lightly padded footbed
•2 1/2-in. heel.
3. Chinese Laundry Down to Earth Booties ($119.95, Ships FREE at Zappos). These are gorgeous in dark camel suede. Very sleek and sophisticated.
■Step out in style with these sleek boots!
■Rich suede upper.
■Lightly cushioned man-made footbed.
■Wrapped heel (4 inch)..
Look around---There's a great pair of booties just waiting to amp up your style.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Nicole Richie, we adore you, so PLEASE don't take offense to our latest post.
We've always been in love with Nicole's House of Harlow jewelry line, especially the black leather necklace that many celebrities have shown off, including Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian. At the moment, it is selling for $75 at RevolveClothing.com. The original, authentic piece is pictured in the TOP PHOTO.
We've seen the 5-station necklace at even higher prices, and once in a while, at lower prices.
We've been looking around for a House of Harlow Black Leather Necklace knock-off, and by golly----we have found some.
First of all---nothing can beat the original. Period. But when you want to imitate the rich and famous and you want to save a few bucks in the process, it's OKAY to cheat a little. The House of Harlow knock-offs do NOT feature black leather pendants. Theirs are black enamel.
We found one necklace at WetSeal. This one costs $9.50, and Buy 1 Get 1 Free. Final sale--no returns. We just ordered one by the way, and hope it is as nice as it looks online(Photo 6).
We also found a knock-off House of Harlow Leather Necklace on Ebay. And this one is even cheaper at Buy It Now $2.99, and .99 shipping from China. But the fake must be decent, because 775 of them have been sold(Photo 5).
We thought about the striking necklace after seeing Khloe wearing it on a recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The necklace has been a HOT piece of jewelry for about 3 years now. And Kim and Kourtney have also worn this necklace a lot.
Do you want one? We all want the REAL leather necklace, but we are also just fine wearing the knock-off.
Do you ever buy knock-offs?
Monday, September 3, 2012
How many cotton swabs do you go through each morning as you apply your eye makeup?
If you make cat eyes as we attempt to do as part of our daily makeup routine, well, the Q-tips can add up. Two days ago, we went through about a dozen swabs. We were making lots of makeup mistakes, and kept trying to remove our messed up liquid liner flubs.
Now, there's an easier way. ELF Cosmetics has come to the rescue with their Studio Makeup Remover Pen. And it's super affordable at just $3!
ELF's pen comes with a felt tip. All you need is one, quick swipe to zap away uneven liner wings or eye shadow smudges, and so on.
The makeup remover pen is infused with a unique formula of cucumber, chamomile, and Vitamin E. It nourishes as it erases makeup mistakes, without leaving behind the greasies.
This is a great, little beauty item to tuck into your bag at all times.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
It's a rich, dark color, and HOT for Fall 2012. You will see the slimming shade everywhere-- with clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, and makeup, too.
Okay, burgundy lips are bold (see Michelle Trachtenberg rockin' this), and if you cannot see yourself with that shade of lipstick, how about a burgundy mani/pedi?
By the way, wine is also known as burgundy, too, and the jewel-toned hues look very similar.
We found a lot of beautiful burgundy buys. Here are just a few:
1. Wet Seal Ballerina Stripe Sweater ($19.50).
2. Louis Vuitton Sofia Coppolla Satchel ($4,650, as seen on VS model Miranda Kerr).
3. Forever 21 Long Sleeve Lace Cardigan ($17.80).
4. Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick, Burgundy Shine ($6.47, at drugstore.com).
By the way, celebrity stylist Philip Bloch said this to OK magazine about the color burgundy:
"It's a sophisticated shade that works with every skin tone and hair color and looks best when paired with gold jewlery."
GREAT tips, Philip!