Sunday, January 20, 2013

Get Ready To Think Pink Eyeshadow In 2013!

You're either going to LOVE this very feminine pink eyeshadow trend, or HATE it.  We happen to ADORE pink eyeshadow, but then again, it is an acquired beauty look, and not always easy to pull off.

When chosen wisely, pink eyeshadow is girly, glam and elegant. When too much pink is in sitting on your lids, it can also be cheap-looking, clownish and sort of tacky.

So...where's the fine beauty line?!

We like Dior 'Cherie Bow' Dior Twin Set Eyeshadow in Ballerina Pink 840 ($30, at See the 2 photos above.So pretty! This look was all over the runways for Spring 2013.

Even actress Elle Fanning went for the pink eyeshadow trend at the Critics Choice Awards Show. We thought she kept everything else natural and soft, and pulled off the pink look quite effortlessly. Nice job!

The pink eyeshadow look is sophisticated when done properly, which is not always easy for all of us. Most of us are NOT celebrities with wonderful makeup artists ready to do their thing. But if the pink shadow is soft and not super bright, we think it's a beauty trend to try in 2013.

Are you ready to think pink?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Nashville's Hayden Panettiere: Lashes, Brows + Lips Tips!

'Nashville' star Hayden Panettiere keeps it pretty + polished when she's NOT on the red carpet. No false lashes for this blonde beauty.
The 23-year-old actress is a Neutrogena spokeswoman, so she's around a lot of nice makeup.

How Hayden Gets Glam Like the Girl-Next-Door, as recently revealed to US magazine:

1. Lashes. "I always do my lashes! Even if you don't have time for anything else, mascara makes your eyes stand out Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara ($6.74, at target).

2. Brows. "Defined brows help frame your face. I use the Ash Blonde shade."
Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil ($23, at,

3. Lips/Cheeks. "I love to use lip color as cream blush. It's the perfect pop of color--I just blot my lips with my index finger and dab the extra on the apples of my cheeks." Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm, in Sunny Berry ($8.99, at
Super beauty tips, Hayden! Thanks!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Will You Opt For Bangs Like FLOTUS In 2013?

We give First Lady Michelle Obama high praise for her banging new bangs!
FLOTUS has just celebrated her 49th birthday, and decided to choose a bob with bangs.
Everything she wears and does is copied by women all around the globe, so we will be curious as to how many Michelle fans opt for some pretty fringe in the coming days.
It takes guts to get bangs, because once they are cut---they're out there, and seem to take forever to grow back. That's why a lot of clever ladies select clip-in bangs, so if they don't like them, all they do is remove them in mere seconds. Kim Kardashian is famous for the 'Now you see them, now you don't bangs.'. Those are clip-ins, obviously. But this time, Kim K has gone and cut in REAL bangs.
The elegant First Lady has always been courageous try out a number of new dos. And with killer cheeks like hers, she can get away with a lot of different styles. Take a look:
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan had a little fun this morning, trying on their own set of Michelle Obama bangs.

Bangs do GREAT beauty things for everyone:
1. Bangs allow you to look younger.
2. Bangs hide a high forehead.
3. Bangs take away forehead wrinkle lines when you're wearing them.
4. Bangs bring all the attention on your eyes and the contours of your cheeks.
5. Bangs help disguise too thin brows, giving you the illusion of natural, fuller brows.

Bangs are cool!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wrangler Aims To Smooth Away Cellulite With New Spa Jeans

Okay, we ain't buying into this one-----Anti-cellulite jeans.

Or should we?

You've probably heard about Wrangler's new Spa jeans, a line of 'moisturizing jeans that will be sold for $136 a pair in February?! The skinny jeans will be available in 3 finishes: Aloe Vera, Olive Extract and Smooth Legs.

And there's Lizzie, Mick Jagger's model daughter who's behind the new jeans sensation, posing in a pair. She and Wrangler have teamed up to help women everywhere, walking around in smooth, cool fabric, designed to battle the dimpled skin of cellulite, a common skin condition most women have, even slender, famous gals.

"They definitely feel cooler than regular jeans," Lizzie Jagger says in an online promotional film. "After a day wearing them, my legs feel great -- they come out feeling more silky than usual."

Oh, brother.....Here we go, again. We don't mean to be a 'Debbie Downer,', but you CANNOT get rid of cellulite PERMANENTLY....But you CAN improve it's appearance and prevent further cellulite advancement. Will these new Spa jeans help in that regard? Well, according to Wrangler + Lizzie, the jeans contain caffeine, algae and retinol, which can make cellulite less noticeable in a temporary way.

The new jeans reportedly 'last for up to 95 wears.' But you MUST purchase a spray formula after the first 15 wears to keep your legs feeling silky smooth.

By the way, the Huffington Post says that Spa Jeans can be bought on starting Jan. 28. Anyone buying this? So to speak.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Emmy Rossum's Diet + Fitness Tips For A Healthy Body

Maybe you caught adorable Emmy Rossum on NBC's New York Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, last night. She looked stunning as usual. And you can see more of the young actress on the February cover of Self magazine, at newsstands soon.

Sure, she is slender to begin with, but she doesn't appear to be obsessed with wanting to be reed-thin. In fact, she had to shed a tiny 6 lbs. from her small frame for a new movie role. But she just didn't diet it away. Emmy worked out a lot, and had this interesting look at body image, as she told Self mag:

"Right now I'm probably in the best shape that I've ever been in, although I don't consider "best shape" to necessarily mean the skinniest," she explained.

"I've been fatter and I've been skinnier than I am right now, but I'm more at peace than ever."

The diet was tough, as she was limited to only 1,500 calories a day, but she found healthy ways to cheat 2 days a week:

"I'd eat a steak and fries, an ice cream sundae and then go to Pinkberry. Of course, then I'd wake up the next morning and go, 'Oh, great, I'm eating one poached egg and a green apple. Shoot me in the face.' But it was totally worth it. Now I can gain back those 6 pounds that I had lost to do the movie."

Emmy Rossum proves that everyone has to work-out to get a good body:

"When I want to drop weight quickly, I cut back on my cardio and do a lot of weights instead," she said.

  "I also cut out all fruit and eat a lot of protein and vegetables. My go-to moves are walking lunges, leg raises, and my favorite: four sets of 15 ballet pliĆ©s, holding 8-pound weights."

We do the ballet plies holding 7 lb. weights in each hand. These plies really WORK!
Great for the butt!

See the photo below. Now, assume the position and hold the 2 weights down by your sides.  So, you are bending, and rising. If you're doing it correctly the legs + butt will feel it. Hope that explains it!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

How To Get Skinny In 2013 The Padma Lakshmi Way

Top Chef's stunning TV hostess Padma Lakshmi has a skinny cocktail designed to keep her slim+fit.

And she's sharing her beauty tip with all of us.
It's not what you think. We wish there were alcohol in it, but this skinny girl cleansing juice is all healthy and so simple to concoct. So, here it is!
'Before each meal, I drink a tall glass of my cleansing juice to jump-start my metabolism.'

'Simply combine 2 ounces of pure, unsweetened cranberry juice, 6 ounces of water, and 1 packet of Emergen-C in the flavor of your choice.
'While I don’t necessarily believe in pure juice cleanses, this recipe helps me stay on track.'

So, there it is! And  the fomer model and mom of an adorable little girl looks in great shape!

Being on Bravo's hit cooking reality show offers lots of yummy benefits in the way of tasting some wonderful cuisine, but the show can also pack on the lbs. for Padma. So she revealed these healthy tips on her official blog.

Padma also chants her way to skinny:

 'No meat, no sweets, no wheat, no cheese, no alcohol, no fried food.'

‘I followed this regimen for the entire month of October and managed to lose weight without any exercise,' she  says.

'The guidelines are very strict—you can’t eat even a crumb of toast—but it’s a healthy and mindful way to lose weight in a small time frame.'

Padma adds that white meat, such as fish, turkey, or chicken breast are okay to eat.
'Small amounts of potatoes or rice are also fine, but it should be kept to a minimum. If you follow this poem for the entire month of January, not only will you feel clearheaded but you will also most certainly lose weight,' she wrote.

Read more here. Would you give Padma's skinny girl cocktail cleanse a go?

Monday, January 14, 2013

How To Get Glam Old Hollywood Hair From The People's Choice Awards

Glam old Hollywood hair was right front+ center at the People's Choice Awards Show last evening!

Sexy, wavy hair swept to one side was the prettiest accessory to hit the red carpet.

And gorgeous celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, and Megan Fox all wore it beautifully. All 3 are hot mamas, by the way, with Megan have given birth to baby Noah back on Sept. 27th.

If you would like to achieve the glam old Hollywood hair looks that these delicious divas were showing off last night, then you will need a few beauty things:

1.Cortex 4-in-1 Clipless Curling Iron Set ($99.99, at This amazing curler lets you create very loose, sexy waves to spring-y ringlets.
2. Hairbrush.
3. Hair Wax.
4. Hairspray
If you would like some glam waves guidance, watch this excellent YouTube tutorial by Mimi of