Friday, December 7, 2012

Jennifer Connelly Uses This Beauty Cream For Flawless Skin

41-year-old Jennifer Connelly is a wonderful, Academy Award-winning actress who happens to have a gorgeous complexion. The beautiful star will turn 42 on December 21st.

So, how does she maintain such a flawless face?

The actress and mom-of-three recently spoke with InStyle magazine and says it's all about saving the skin:

"I try to focus on my skin--your lipstick will wear off, but your skin lasts a lifetime, So I cleanse and moisturize, morning and night. And for extra protection in the summer, because I'm fair, I use a daily suncsreen, even though my moisturizer has SPF. But I draw the line at big, crazy hats and gloves--I don't want to be that lady!"

Jennifer's favorite beauty cream:

Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Regenerating Cream ($260, at

"This night cream is worth the splurge. It strengthens collagen to keep skin firm and has a nice light feel," she says.

Apparently, the cream is working well.

To coin that phrase from When Harry Met Sally----'I'll have what she's having!'

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tinted Moisturizer Compact: Convenient For Cold Winter Days

Laura Mercier claims the beauty company has the No. 1 selling Tinted Moisturizer.

According to the stats based on US volume sales in prestige retail, the company is correct!

What's even better is the new Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Creme Compact SPF20. The title says it all. The convenient compact makes it a lot easier to tote around, especially for quick touch-ups during cold, winter days, which are definitely upon us now.

A tinted moisturizer in a compact?

Pretty genius, we say. Who doesn't appreciate a dewy, flawless face?! You don't have to bother with heavy foundations, which can cause creasiness, oiliness, flakiness, a dull complexion, and so on, after several hours of wear. It's quick to apply and delivers a polished finish.

And we LOVE that LM features 12 natural, true-to-skin color choices. Check it out at lauramercier. The website shows a 4.6 out of 5 star rating for LM's tinted moisturizer creme compact.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Strap These On!! Cognac Riding Boots Are Timeless Fashion

Gotta LOVE riding boots! Classic, sophisticated and timeless. And these striking boots look even more stylish in cognac, luggage or brown.

Stylish celebrities like model Claudia Schiffer and Cameron Diaz are rockin' the cognac riding boot everywhere they go. And tall boots are so IN for Fall/Winter 2012-13.

The top 3 photos we have displayed here, are great boots at Bloomingdales:
1.  Frye 'Melissa' Boots-- $328.
2.   Dolce Vita Flat Riding Boots--$299.
3.  Juicy Couture Flat Riding Boots--$398.

Maybe you don't have $300 or $400 to spend on gorgeous cognac riding boots. But you can always pick up the 'el cheapo' pair. We found some cognac cuties at Here's a great pair for just $39.60!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Raise Your Arms, Ladies! This Dove's For You!

If you're bothered by darkened underarms and would like to brighten them up, you could try this:

Dove Clear Tone Antiperspirant/Deodorant in Sheer Touch ($3.83, Walmart). This is a  2.6 oz. size.

We are a Dove deodorant user, but we just stumbled on to this hyperpigmentation fighter, and would also like to try this one out.

Dove Clear Tone claims to help "restore skin to its natural tone.". Are your underarms darker in tone than the rest of your body? If so, then it wouldn't hurt to try this deodorant/brightner. You're tackling 2 beauty issues with one product.

When you shave, chances are, your skin can become inflammed. This kicks melatonin production into over-drive, thus causing the surface to darken. The skin needs lots of hydration to stop the hyperpigmentation.

Dove Clear Tone is full of soothing, natural moisturizers like calendula and sunflower seed extract. And this new formula can actually help tackle pigmentation problems, so says dermatologist Francesca Fusco to InStyle magazine:

"Keeping skin moisturized AFTER shaving will help prevent it."

She says that the "hot moist area under the arms will help "drive the ingredients deep into skin. I would recommend this to anyone.".

Thumbs up on this deodorant/brightener!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Cheap Super Quality Christmas Stocking Stuffer! $9.95!!

If you're like many of us, sometimes you're just stumped as to what to buy for adorable Christmas stocking stuffers or holiday gifts for the special, fun-loving gals in your life.

We were bleary-eyed and yawning, as we sat surfing the web until around 1 AM today.

We stumbled on to the HomeWetBar website. And when we saw this little, pink number, we were hooked! Check out the Pretty in Pink Crystal Bottle Stopper ($9.95). This is a super stocking stuffer that sparkles for the ladies. And you can't beat the cheap price---under $10!!

We also found a Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend Wine Stopper ($12.95). Again, a low price for a quality, elegant gift.

These stoppers are great conversation pieces. And best of all, these rock-hard wine stoppers feature a stainless steel shaft and rubber gasket for a tight seal.

Hey, we're trying to use our imagination and be a creative, little elf here. It's not easy. This is an unique, cool gift, even if you don't drink wine. It could easily act as a stopper in other bottles.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Copy J.Lo's Cool Cat-Eye Makeup. Meow!!

Jennifer Lopez has been walking the red carpet these days wearing a cool cat-eye! Her makeup has been spot-on, and a lot of women are buzzing about her sexy style.

To achieve the classic, glamorous cat-eye, one needs a few cosmetic staples and a steady hand. Lucky for us, J.Lo's main makeup pro, Mary Phillips, shows Glamour mag how it's done with an excellent step-by-step copy-cat guide to your J.Lo cat-eye:

4 Makeup Products:
Neutral pale shadow
Dark brown shadow
Black eyeliner
Black mascara

You can see the entire cat-eye demo photos and brand makeup here at

We LOVE the cat-eye. It is timeless and if done right, very chic and glam.

You don't have to use the particular cosmetics that Mary Phillips uses. We are just giving you the beauty framework for the J.Lo cat-eye, so you can copy the look with the 4 basic products.

It's such a cool look. Meow!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Right Accessories Make Quiet, Sophisticated Statements

Gotta LOVE the little, exquisite things in life, right, ladies?

That's where accessories play a major role in pulling together an entire outfit. Today, we are looking at jewelry and the oh-so-pretty statement pieces that say so much in a quiet, sexy way.

Look what we found at Boston Proper, one of our favorite places to shop--gorgeous necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more!

There's a SALE going on, ladies. And since it's the holiday time of year, you can pick up some unique and flattering jewelry for those parties you're going to attend, or for the special ladies in your life.

Medallion Earrings ($24, on SALE, reg. $29). So lovely and delicate. These come in gold or silver. We want a pair of each! Beautiful 3 1/2" drop in a floral motif.

Crystal Necklace ($129, on SALE, reg. $149). Such a stunning necklace! Need we say more?! This beauty has a very vintage-feelgunmetal and antique-like crystal stones
You can find a lot of elegant gift ideas this time of year!