Thursday, November 7, 2013

Copy Alexa Chung's Glamorous Cat Eye In 3 Simple Steps!

TV host Alexa Chung is known as a fashion icon, but did you ever really look at her pretty eyes?

The British beauty loves wearing a black cat eye, and it's become her signature look:

“Liquid liner is my savior,” Alexa said. “Other people like other things to feel like they look normal, but for me, I’m pretty much naked without my eyeliner on. It’s my comfort blanket.” WWD

We feel the same way, Alexa. We don't go too many places without our liner on, too.

Alexa has debuted her own cosmetics collaboration with British brand Eyeko, and developed a super black felt tip-like liner that's so easy to apply.

A cat eye features a lined eye that ends in a pretty upward flick at the outer eye. It is a very flattering makeup trick when done properly.

Alexa explains it in 3 simple steps:
1. First I apply a makeup base like concealer on my eyelid and under my eye.
2. Next I sweep neutral shadow (slightly brown) as a wash over the lid.
3. Finally black liner. I'll do a flick from the outer corner of my eye upward, then I draw across the lid last.

Alexa Chung x Eyeko will be available Nov. 14 exclusively at and in Sephora stores come January. We think this is a great beauty investment.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Jennifer Aniston Sports Messy Bob As She Lops Off Brazilian Blow-Out Disaster

Jennifer Aniston + beautiful hair have ALWAYS belonged in the same sentence.

But today, we are not so sure. If we were placing a bet, we would assume this was a break-up haircut, where you just lose it after splitting and then 'wipe that man right out of your hair.'

However, the star is wearing her very sizable engagement ring in the recent photos, so we are obviously wrong about a Jen + Justin break-up.

According to the pretty actress, she had her famous locks chopped into a trendy long bob because of problems that developed following the popular Brazilian blow-out.

This is what Jennifer told Elle magazine:

'It wasn't for a role. My hair went through a phase - this thing called a Brazilian and my hair did not react really well to it. It's about two inches above my shoulders now.'

But then Jennifer said something different to

'It was kind of spur-of-the-moment. I was flipping through the television channels and I paused it to take a picture and I sent it to Chris (McMillan - her hair stylist), and he said, "That’s [stylist] Lawren Howell from Vogue!" And then he said, "I just cut that!" So that’s it.'

Lots of women get Brazilian blow-outs through their stylists to fight frizz + force hair to stay STRAIGHT for 3 months. But the formaldehyde and other strong chemicals in this expensive hair cocktail can further damage the hair. It depends on how long the solution is left on and how healthy the client's hair is to begin with.

Maybe it's a lousy photo, but the actress' mane looks stringy + unflattering at the moment.
But we do LOVE her sexy, sandal wedges!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Hey, Willow Did It First: Now Mama Jada Gets Bizarre Undercut

We've talked a few times before about the undercut or the one-side shaved hairstyle that Hollywood refuses to let die.

And here's yet another take on the edgy, tough-gal look.

Mama Jada Pinkett Smith is rockin' a curious kind of severe undercut these days. Not many chicks could pull this off, but Jada, by golly, can wear it well.

Maybe Mama Jada took a beauty cue from daughter Willow, who sported her own undercut a few months ago.

Jada's sides are both shaved and highlighted in platinum.

The 42-year-old actress/singer showed off her unique look during the Make Equality Reality event at West Hollywood’s Montage Hotel last evening.

So, the question begs-----Is this too young a style for a woman in her 40s?

For what it's worth....Jada has amazing brows. Just perfect!

The undercut brings extra attention to the face, and her complexion + features look gorgeous.

What do you think?

Monday, November 4, 2013

Rene Zellweger's Brand New Look: Or Maybe It's Someone Else?

Actress Rene Zellweger has one of Hollywood's most recognizable faces with her adorable, squinty blue eyes + baby fat, freckled cheeks. But lots of people are buzzing about her new look:

The possible eyelift. Browlift?

We say possible because Rene isn't talking. But something IS different. We wouldn't even know that were she, if we hadn't read the photo's caption.
Now take a look at the movie star 2 years ago(below).
Rene's eyes appear wider + larger in 2013. We don't believe that a Botox needle could accomplish that. But could Rene have undergone an eyelift? Or even a browlift?

Both plastic surgeries can nicely open up the eye area.

The Bridget Jones star debuted her new look at a screening of the movie Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story in L.A. over the weekend.

Check out Rene in the 2004 trailer of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason here.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Use What Gwen Stefani Loves For Bleach Blonde-Tastic Hair!

How does SHE get away with it?

We're talking about superstar Gwen Stefani and her enviable, ooh-so-healthy, bleached blonde Hair!

Let's face it----maintaining a platinum do is NOT easy, especially when you keep on bathing your roots in peroxide EVERY 10 days!  That's heavy-duty:

Gwen is blonde-inspired by the original 50's bombshell Marilyn Monroe, and tells Harper's Bazaar that she keeps those pesky roots away, by using a beauty trick the movie goddess lived by:

 "Do you think Marilyn Monroe had to talk about this?" she asks, smiling. "Well, I heard she did hers with a Q-tip every 10 days, so I try to follow Marilyn's rule." I mention that she's never been photographed with dark roots, and she points to the houndstooth fedora she is wearing. "And you'll never see me with roots either."

So does Gwen keep those delicate, easily-damaged blonde locks so super healthy?

Her stylist Danilo uses this stuff, and we found a bottle for just $6.27 at!

Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 Bb Creme 5.1 Fl Oz.

It's a beauty balm for your hair. It SMOOTHs away the roughness and keeps frizz + strays at bay.

It's a protective styling aid, and by the looks of Mama Gwen's glorious platinum mane, it REALLY works.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Jane Fonda Is 75?! Has Beautiful Skin That Belies Her Age

Okay, we know that longtime actress Jane Fonda has had plastic surgery before. In fact, her most recent trip under the knife occurred about 3 years ago to touch up the eye area, jawline and neck.

And yeah, the Academy Award winner certainly has the funds to get the cosmetic enhancement done, but we think Jane Fonda HAS found the fountain of youth. She looks darn youthful at 75!

And her complexion is lovely! There's the grand dame in Hollywood last evening.

Sure, plastic surgery can LIFT + TIGHTEN, but the wrinkles will not disappear, as the actress explained in her blog,  back then:

...."I swore in 2000 I'd never have anything done again but this year I got tired of not looking like how I feel and I wanted a more refined chin line like I used to have so I changed my mind. I'm still a little swollen but not much and what pleases me is that I won't looked pulled or weird...or tired all the time. And my crows feet are still alive and well."

Adding...."I haven’t done so much that my wrinkles are gone. I don’t want my wrinkles gone. They’re the maps of my life."

So, how do you develop a nice, smooth complexion that can be maintained through one's later years?

By applying either Renova or Retin-A, the most important, prescription skin care cream that actually makes a difference. Both contain tretinoin, a Vitamin A derivative. This ingredient helps ignite cell turnover and softens facial lines + wrinkles over time.

Renova contains a more moisturizing base. Retin-A has a stronger base and can cause more side effects, like redness, peeling, etc.

You can learn more about these powerful topicals at

Friday, November 1, 2013

Pam Anderson + Look-A-Like Kristin Chenoweth Get Matching Pretty Pixie Cuts

Out with the old hair extensions...In with the new, pretty pixie cuts, Pam and Kristin!!

Alright, we don't have proof that either blonde beauty had extensions BUT----the odds are, that there was at least a little faux hair sitting on their heads to give the look-a-like stars a mane with length + volume.

We do know that 46-year-old Pam Anderson is set to run the New York City marathon this Sunday morning, November 3rd. That's right--- a grueling 26.2 miles. Good for Pam! Maybe that's why she lopped off her hair, so she doesn't have to worry about sweating in long, thick extensions?

Pam has always been a blonde bombshell, and even with a boyish, pixie cut, we think she's never looked more feminine and youthful.

Looks very Mia Farrow, circa 1965, the famous Vidal Sassoon cut(below).
Then we have 45-year-old Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, who also just happened to lop off her hair, too, right AFTER Pam debuted her very cropped style.

We find that Kristin enjoys wearing a similar hairstyle to Pam's, so it's interesting that she followed suit. The two blonde women resemble each other somewhat.

We believe that it's Kristin trying to copy Pam's look. Kristin claims she lopped off her locks to get ready for a new movie role. Either way, she too looks fab in a pixie do. It's not an easy look to pull off.

To give your pixie cut some EXTRA va-va-va-voom, try a little KMS Hair Play Clay Crème ($14.40). This stuff creates a "strong roughed-up texture with a strong yet movable hold with a very matte finish."

Would you chop off your mane into a pretty pixie cut?