Sunday, January 6, 2013

'It' Color Of The Year: See The Beauty In Emerald!

It's like the city of Oz, all around us, lovelies!

Emerald is the IT color of 2013! The Pantone Color Institute announces the shade of the year every January.

And we happen to LOVE emerald, even though we don't own one article of clothing or accessory in the sophisticated green palette. Well, emerald isn't just for fashion, ladies. It's time to see the beauty in the color emerald!

Take a look:

Infallible Eye Shadow in Endless Sea ($8.49, at Walgreens). Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off!

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeliner Pencil in Green (.99, at Walgreens).
Add just a touch of emerald green to your makeup routine, and ride the pretty 2013 trend.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Proof In The Pudding For 'Mob Wives' Star Drita D'Avanzo

We can't wait for Vh-1's 'Mob Wives' reality show to return for a brand new season this Sunday night!

We find this addictive and entertaining, and it's probably the least scripted of the housewives shows. At least we like to think so.

These girls are for real and they hold nothing back. The stars also seem to get a bad rap by some people.

Today, we're looking at 'Mob Wives' star Drita D'Avanzo and the performance nutrition company she has joined to help out a deserving charity called 'Single But Not Alone.'

Drita and MHP are promoting a '8-Hour Alert energy supplement,' and yummy! 'Fit & Lean Power Pak Pudding.'

The pudding not only tastes really delicious, but it's a high-protein, low-carb winner!

Plus....a portion of the profits will benefit Drita's charity.

You can buy the products at GNC and Rite-Aid stores, as well as here, at for $26.94.

Good going, Drita!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Distressed Skinny Jeans Like Style Icon Gwyneth Wears

Let's all get SKINNY in 2013, and you don't have to diet for this one!

We consider actress Gwyneth Paltrow to be a very stylish woman, so if she's into distressed skinnies, then it's okay for the rest of us.

The mama-of-two looks HOT in these worn jeans. And if you desire the exact pair the flaxen-haired beauty is in, you can check out the photo below.

Those are the R13 Skinny Jean from La Garconne ($325). A lovely skinny with sexy stretch with whiskering and a vintage blue wash.

If you don't have Gwyneth's Hollywood budget, you can get a similar distressed pair of skinnies from Joe's Jeans at Macy's for $179.

These are low-rise with great distressed details through the leg.

And the 3rd pair of skinny jeans is even more budget-friendly, coming in at $39.99 from AmericanEagleOutfitters.

These are also a glam pair of skinny jeans with the same worn-in features and whiskering with lots of stretch.

Now, if we could only hunt down Gwyneth's adorable pink booties!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Rihanna + Celebs Bring Back 3-Stripes Adidas Track Bottoms!

3-stripes and you're in for 2013!!

Don't try to fight it, ladies.....Adidas track suits ($58) are back IN, especially the 3-stripe bottoms.

Look at the HOT trend as lazy chic.

Celebs like Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Katy Perry, Madonna and many others, have been sporting the Adidas track suit trend. And let's be honest, sweats or work-out wear is so DARN comfy.....Just like you rolled out of bed.

Some people would say that the 3-stripes track suit has ALWAYS been around. True, but when you see the clothing hitting the streets and on celebrities more and more, than it's going to be HOT.
We like the look. It's casual and clean and warm. And the Adidas brand is a classic and looks great on EVERY body.
Maybe you're looking to drop a few lbs. in the brand new year. Either ways, these 3-stripes bottoms are functional and stylish, and yeah, sometimes even sexy!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Ignite Your Life In 2013: Choose Red Hair Color

The experts say that flaming tresses are RED HOT for 2013!!

We liked when Rihanna rocked the bold red hue for several months last year. Maybe the superstar will go back to some auburn fun in the new year.
There are a number of red shades to choose from. Just remember that it's all about the skin tone when it comes to dyeing hair. And the personality.

And if you are NOT a natural  redhead (REAL redheads currently make up only 2% of the world's population), well, let's put it this way.....This color is the HARDEST to maintain says celebrity colorist Kim Vo:

"The biggest challenge are reds. The red color molecule is the smallest of all colors. It's like a tropical rainstorm. It's tempest and dramatic at first and then quickly fades. "

That's an excellent description of handling red hair dye.

Always seek out a professional stylist when you wish to jump to a major color change to get the perfect shade individual you.

There's even a website dedicated to all redheads looking for beauty. It's called JustForRedheads.
The JFR website features 'beauty products designed by a redhead, just for redheads.' The website was founded by Paula Pennypacker, president of the JFR company.
What's even more spectacular in the new year is THE color for 2013. According to the Pantone Color Institute, emerald green is the HOT shade:
"Green is the most abundant hue in nature -- the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a news release. "Symbolically, emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors."
And we all know how amazing red hair goes with green!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Tied One Over On New Year's Eve? Try Coconut Water + A Banana

Okay, so maybe you OVER-indulged rockin' in the brand new year of 2013. You don't have to lie there, feeling miserable with a throat as dry as an Arizona desert.

You NEED to re-hydrate, girlfriend and get those burned up electrolytes back into your body!
Here are 2 items to zap away the cruel hang-over you still might be feeling today:

Coconut Water and  a Banana.
Let us explain......

Coconut Water is supposed to be one of the best known fluids for re-hydrating the body. And according to, it doesn't come from the coconuts we're used to enjoying:
"Coconut water is the liquid found inside young green coconuts. Not to be confused with coconuts you see in the grocery store i.e.—the brown, hairy kind."

 In addition, the article goes on to mention some really wonderful things about this most pure water:

"The water of a single coconut contains enough vitamin C to meet the daily requirements of the body. It also contains several vitamins in the B group, such as niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, riboflavin, folic acid, and thiamin."

As far as bananas go, the fruit is loaded up with potassium to replace a night of drinking. It also restores the lost electrolytes from too much partying. A banana also protects against nausea and heartburn.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Lots Of Pregnant Celebs: Attack Stretch Marks ASAP!

So many celebrities are having babies these days, or so it seems. We wish good health for all the mamas and dem babies!

Unless you're living under a rock, then you've heard by now that the most famous reality star is pregnant! Kim Kardashian and beau Kanye West are over the moon with the exciting news! Kim is rumored to be about 12 weeks along.

And then there is Jessica Simpson, expecting another beautiful bundle of joy! Baby #2 for the blonde cutie. There she is tweeting a recent photo confirming the great news.

Of course, there is also Amber Rose,  Kanye West's ex-gal pal, who is almost ready to deliver her own gorgeous baby with rapper Wiz Khalifa. Her little one is due in February, according to reports.

So, do pregnant women tackle the dreaded stretch marks?

We don't wish to be 'debbie downer' here. We are so HAPPY for these celebrities, but they, too, suffer from the same beauty problems we all encounter. So, let's take a look at the common stretch marks and how we can make them disappear.

Here's the bad news:

No matter how many creams you rub on your belly, you can never get rid of stretch marks permanently.

The good news, is that prescription Retin-A commonly used for beautiful skin, CAN do some good against stretch marks:

Dr. Amy Derick, a dermatologist in Barrington, Illinois, says you should try and diminish their appearance. And act sooner than later.

"There’s really not any data regarding creams, " she told the NY Times. "But you can do laser treatments or Retin-A after the fact, especially early on when the lines are red and purple." Studies have found that topical tretinoin can lighten stretch marks as well as reduce their size.

Can't wait to see all 3 babies!