Thursday, February 7, 2013

She Ain't Kidding! Catherine Zeta-Jones Hula Hoops Daily!

There are times we all hear celebrities dishing about how they stay slim, sleek, and fit. There are also times we don't believe the daily regimens they claim to keep. BUT---this time we have proof.
Gorgeous 43-year-old Catherine Zeta-Jones says she hula hoops EVERY day. And there she is showing Ellen how to get it done!
"I'm obsessed with hula hooping," Catherine explains to InStyle magazine. "I do it for 20 minutes a day. I don't use the old-fashioned hollow plastic kind we had when we were kids, but I discovered a new one at Danskin that's smaller and weighted."
Hula hooping is a blast, and not as easy as it looks when you're an adult. But it is an excellent form of exercise. In about 20 minutes, you can burn 200 calories. And most importantly, blast belly fat and big thighs. And develop a sexy butt. Oh, my!!

Catherine told Ellen that hooping is "really good for your core muscles." And that she, "used to be able to spin it around her neck."

If you want a fun form of working out and zeroing on those fat spots, you can buy a weighted Danskin hoop at Walmart for $25.94. Not a bad investment on your way to staying slim + fit.

Super healthy beauty tip, Ms. Zeta-Jones!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fave Drugstore Mascaras Of GMA Girls Lara And Amy!

We caught a brief but interesting beauty discussion this morning between GMA anchors Lara Spencer and Amy Robach. The topic was high-end mascara VS. drugstore mascara. Is there REALLY a difference?  

GMA's Beck Worley purchased 4 mascaras and had a pro makeup artist apply each one to see if buying expensive allowed lashes to appear even more lush:

•Chanel Inimitable Mascara, $30
•Lancome Oscillation Mascara, $36 (the applicator vibrates as you apply the Mascara)
•Benefit “They’re real” Mascara, $23
•Maybelline Great Lash, $5

Becky concluded that the cheap mascaras let lashes look just as long and full. The makeup artist chose the Chanel as the winner.

And then Lara and Amy piped in. Both girls go drugstore for their mascara:

Lara uses Maybelline's Great Lash.. While Amy prefers L'Oreal Voluminous.

Honestly, we thought these GMA stars would have purchased high-end mascara. It's great to know that TV people who are used to getting dabbed with tons of makeup on air, 5 days a week, sometimes go cheap.

 Kind of refreshing. Lara and Amy are pretty down-to-earth. No makeup snobs here.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($4.21, at Target).

L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara ($5.84, at Target).

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hello Aloe Vera Gel: Beautiful Skin Booster

We all know that pure aloe vera gel is great stuff for soothing a bad sunburn. But did you know that aloe vera gel is also excellent for everyday use when it come to a pretty complexion?

Rubbing in a little aloe after washing and drying your face and neck can feel wonderful. There's something cool, clean and calming about it.

Aloe vera gel is a super moisturizer, and especially beneficial to those with oily skin.
It is not a greasy serum, but a very good humectant that effectively seals moisture into the skin.

This exotic, dessert plant also has natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

We like aloe vera gel UNDER makeup. It acts as an inexpensive primer. No kidding! Smooth some on, and then put on your foundation, and you will get a more flawless finish.

You don't have to shop around for the priciest aloe vera gel. As long as it is PURE aloe vera gel, then you're good to go.

We found a tube here at Puritan's Pride--2 for $7.99. We've used this one before. Good stuff!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Christie Brinkley Just Shy of 60! How Does She Do It?!!

"My age has so little to do with my image of myself. I don't feel that number is representative of my spirit, my energy or my anything."

Great quote coming from one of the most famous models ever, Christie Brinkley.

What gets our goat, is that she is now 59! Yes, the gorgeous, ageless Christie just turned the BIG 5-9 on February 2nd. OMG!

She looks pretty freakin' amazing. Check out this photo taken one year ago
The snap does NOT appear photoshopped. In fact, we think the photography shows the REAL Christie Brinkley
You can see her natural skin tone + texture. We see eye makeup and lipstick, and yeah...a few lines, but barely a crease.

Let the haters hate, but, for a women that lied in the sun during most years of her young life, this mom-of-3 defies the normal signs of aging. does this supermodel maintain her spectacular beauty?

Well, let's first give it up to great DNA. Next, we recall her saying on Oprah a few years ago, that every woman should have a good dermatologist.

We cannot prove that Christie's ageless image comes directly from the hands of a fine plastic surgeon or talented derm, so we won't go there.

BUT----as a woman matures, there are a lot of treatments one can have that don't involve surgery----chemical peels, microdermabrasion, facials, fillers, Botox, laser resurfacing, and so on.

Meantime....Christie does have a skin care line. It's aptly called, Christie Brinkley Skin Care Line with a DNA Renewal System. It sounds beauty smart.

Check it out here.

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?