Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hollywood Ladies In Sexy, Slim-Fitting Super Bowl Black

Wow! So this is how famous, glam celebrities get dolled-up for Super Bowl weekend!

We LOVE the sexy, slim-fitting black choices these lovely ladies chose.

Black ALWAYS makes the sophistication, polished grade You cannot miss.

Black ALWAYS looks expensive, even when it isn't.

Check out Jennifer Hudson and Kate Walsh in black peek-a-boo lace at a pre-Super Bowl party.  We like this look at night, but some maybe would find it's a bit much to see one's bra on display.
Holly Robinson-Peete went head-to-toe black in a more conservative way.
 We think all three ladies look gorgeous. Whether a black ensemble means skinny jeans and sheer sleeved blazer with lace, or back leather mini and lace, or just all-black, including striped pants,
it's a win-win for all parties involved!

We found a bunch of black lace peek-a-boo tops at Forever21 that won't break your budget. Here are a couple:

Long Sleeve Lace Top($17.80).

Ruched Lace Top ($14.80).

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Gotta Go Jumbo Gloss Balm For Big Perfect Pucker!!

Sheer color, soft shine. That's what many of us like when it comes to lips during daylight hours.

If you're looking for a little more than a chapstick-type balm, then try this one....the BIG ONE!

We've always been a fan of Bonne Belle Lip Smacker's Dr. Pepper. It gives just a soft wash of sheer red on the lips. Great for the gal who doesn't want to wear lip gloss or lipstick, but wants a subtle hint of color,  or wants to quickly re-apply a layer of color over a faded lipstick following dinner or a make-out session, ha ha.

Here's another super lip balm to try:
CoverGirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Ruby Twist ($8.99, at CVS). This is a lovely, sheer ruby stain. NOT sticky. And very hydrating for the lips. Formulated with shea + mango  butters.

Getting ready for Valentine's Day?!

This CG Jumbo Gloss Balm in Ruby Twist would make for the prettiest red V-Day kiss!
Leave your mark in a soft, sweet way.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Pretty Peplum Means Instant Hourglass Figure!

If you want to re-shape your figure fast, then slip into a pretty piece of peplum. It's a simple but sassy look, and gives you instant curves.

Look at the adorable black peplum skirt we found at LuLu's ($30).

Peplums can also do damage control. In other words, you can hide a lot behind a peplum, such as a little baby bump. That's what reality star Kim Kardashian was doing when she wasn't ready to announce her pregnancy.
Then we all saw Jennifer Aniston in a sexy Gucci strapless peplum dress on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Tongues were wagging then, that the perky actress was hiding her own pregnancy news behind the peplum style.
The peplum is a style which features an overskirt or extended fabric hem attached to a dress, skirt or top. It's a wonderful style because it creates a slimmer waist and hourglass figure.

Check out 'Revenge' actress Ashley Madekwe topping her sleeveless, black peplum with a pair of  sleek, skinny jeans.

Are you going to rock the peplum trend in 2013?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Beyonce Might Be Wearing These At Super Bowl Half-Time Party!

You've heard of the saying, "Go big or go home!".

When it comes to long, thick, beautiful lashes, Beyonce does just that.

And although we are all curious if the pop diva will sing LIVE during Super Bowl Half-Time, we are also going to be watching what she's wearing and how her makeup looks. And Beyonce never disappoints.

When it comes to eye makeup, the lovely singer wants her lashes front + center. Maybe that's why she grabs these 2 beauty products to show off envious eyelashes, according to Bey's makeup artist Wei Lang:

Velour Mink Lashes 'Are Those Real' (on SALE for $29.99! 50% off, at Velourlashes). Yes...actual fur false lashes!! Wei claims that Beyonce LOVES mink lashes so much, that she buys these in BULK.

And the pop superstar also stays loyal to the L'Oreal beauty brand she represents. So when it comes to heavenly mascara, she reaches for L'Oreal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara ($7.94, at Walmart).

Who can blame her? The rich, thick formula lets lashes pop!!

Good luck to Beyonce at Super Bowl Sunday! All the best. And we'll be eyeing your eye makeup, Bey!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

You Know You Need Them: A Good Pair Of Rain Boots

Damp, rainy, snowy, icy weather got you down?
And you have to go out but don't want to ruin your leather footwear?
Then you know what you need. Seriously, we all should have a good pair of rain boots. You don't have to spend $200 for a Coach pair, although those are really cute.
We found rain boots online all over the place. And inexpensive, too.
Sperry Topside Pelican Rain Boot ($31.00, on sale! At These leopard cuties come in tons of colors. And FREE shipping!

Dirty Laundry Raincheck Rain Boots ($41.30, on sale! At Gotta love the wedge heel and lace-up shaft.

Bamboo PADINTON-01 Hunter Inspired Rubber Knee High Rain Boot ($33. At A tall, classic riding boot style.

There's a great rain boot out there for every girl's lifestyle and fashion sense.

Let's kick it!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Patent Leather And Windex Go Hand In Hand

Here's a great fashion shoe tip, because you know you need one, every now and then.

Okay, what does classic patent leather have in common with Windex Glass Cleaner Spray?

Hmmm. Everyone has a bottle of clear blue Windex at home, even if you hate doing windows.
Windex knows how to deliver a gorgeous shiny reflection, and that's exactly what patent leather shoes and accessories are famous for.
So, when your pretty patents need some tender loving care, reach for the bottle of Windex, spritz some on, and wipe off.
Windex glass cleaner is super safe on patent leather. It won't streak, and WILL bring back that glorious glossy finish!
How's that for a cheap fashion shoe tip!
By the way, these adorable patent pumps come courtesy of Forever 21:

Pointed Patent Pumps ($24.80).
Perforated Floral Patent Pumps ($29.80).

Monday, January 28, 2013

January Jones Admits That Staying Blonde Has Taken Its Beauty Toll

"I have been every color and now my hair is falling out in clumps," actress January Jones told British magazine Grazia Daily.

And that's why you saw a teased and sprayed up pompadour do for the Mad Men star at last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards. Nonetheless, she still looked stunning.

We have to admire the pretty actress for being so open and honest with the public. Most Hollywood celebrities would never share a big beauty problem with the world. That is usually kept hidden.

But January Jones admits it's the dyeing process that has done a number on her locks:

"I have been every color and now my hair is falling out in clumps," she admitted. "I’m going to have to shave it off and wear a wig."

January says she prefers being blonde, because her little son recognizes her as 'Mommy' in that shade of color.

We've all learned how damaging dyeing, highlighting and bleaching are to our hair and its internal or cellular structure. These processes weaken the strands, causing splits, breakage and even fall-out.

The ammonia and peroxide in permanent dyes ruin the hair cuticle.

Take a look at this YouTube vid for coloring basics.

The beauty lesson we can learn from January Jones' bad hair day is this:

Coloring hair does damage.
The lighter you go, the higher the upkeep and deeper the damage.
Conditioner is key, along with frequent hair trims.

Other than that, a lot of women color their hair. Sure, we all run into hair catastrophes, but we survive.  As the L'Oreal slogan sums it up best:

"Because we're worth it."