Monday, February 10, 2014

Designer Dimples: Would You Go Under The Knife For A Pair?

We have mentioned designer dimples before here at BeautyTipToday.

That's right! It's called dimple-plasty and it's apparently a HOT cosmetic surgery trend. That means you can now design your own dimples. It's only about a 10-minute procedure and then, poof! Instant sex appeal!

There are a few famous celebrities with knock-out, natural dimples:

Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr and Eddie Cibrian(sexy), to name two.
Across the pond in Great Britain, one woman recently underwent dimple-plasty so she could look more like the UK's star Cheryl Cole (pictured below).
Cherelle Campbell, a trainee lawyer said this to the British publication, the Daily Mail

"I've always loved dimples [but] I wasn't blessed to be given big ones," she says, adding that she liked Cheryl Cole's. "When God was giving out dimples I was at the back of the queue. I find myself on the street or watching TV and anyone with dimples stands out to me." (Read more: here).

This is Cherelle with her new dimples. Doctors say it takes a few weeks for the dimples to heal. So, this isn't the best pic to show, because results will appear natural later on.
In the UK, the DailyMail says that dimple-plasty involves "having holes punched into the cheeks using a scalpel.

Here in the US, dimple surgery is done a bit differently----The incision is made INSIDE the mouth. There will be dissolvable sutures on the inside of the cheek after the dimple procedure. Those sutures do not require removal.

The cost for designer dimples in the US---between $3,000 + $5,000.

Would you go under the knife for a pair?!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Side Part Trend Remains Hot During Winter + Spring 2014

Look, ladies, if you have hair, you CAN rock a side part.

It's been a HOT trend since last summer, and it remains a beauty go if you're wondering. The Spring 2014 runways showed lots of models withoutmiddle part.

Celebrities like Jessica Alba, Sandra Bullock and Emmy Rossum have all been popping up on the red carpet with some serious side parting.

We'll see how many ladies go for the side part during the Academy Awards show on March 2, 2014.

Whether your locks are long, medium or super short, you CAN be on the trend.

Stylists say that the side part evens up the playing field. In other words, if your features are NOT perfectly symmetrical (and whose are?), then a strong side part brings it all into balance.

Just a quick beauty tip to remember when you don't know what to do with your hair, or when you feel that bad hair day coming on.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Long And Lean VS Cardi: Versatile Classic Sweater

The long + lean cardi.
All women look great in this sweater style. And yeah....this cardi will let you REALLY look long + lean.

It's a classic, and Victoria's Secret features their long + lean cardi in a colorful variety.

You can pick one up at VS, for $39.50.

The cardi will be perfect now for some of you, and a bit later for the rest of us still covered in snow.

Fashionable celebs like Alexa Chung and Vanessa Hudgens wore theirs in camel tones.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Estee Lauder Taps 45-Year-Old Stunning Stephanie Seymour As New Face Of Company

"I am honored to be part of the Estee Lauder family," Stephanie said in a press release. "As a young girl my mother had a dream for me and that was to be an Estee Lauder model! So this is truly a dream fulfilled."

Like we've been saying for a long time now.....the supermodels from the 90s are STILL stunning and STILL working!

Ladies like Stephanie, Naomi, Christy, Cindy, Claudia and others....have maintained their healthy beauty and skinny-curvy bodies. These models were NEVER emaciated-looking.

We believe these girls served as better role models than the current crop we see trying to get famous.

Happy to see a mature model once again, gracing the fashion pages and selling products for a major beauty company. It helps break down the stigma of women growing older.

Can't wait to see Stephanie's advertisements for Estee Lauder.

Meantime, the iconic beauty brand has debuted a new mascara made with amazing, 'ultra-light lash-thickening fibers.' Lashes look fat + curled.Get it here.

Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara ($24).

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cindy Crawford's Simple Beauty Advice: Don't Neglect Your Neck!

The neck + decollete.

These are 2 very important areas of the body that can easily give away one's age. That's why, when you're treating your face with special skin care treatments, DON'T forget your neck.....and a bit further down---the decollete---that's the area ABOVE your breasts.

That's key beauty advice coming from one of the world's best supermodels----Cindy Crawford. And at almost age 48....her birthday is in Feb.), she's doing something right.

Cindy's skin care company, Meaningful Beauty, has introduced a brand new product:

Skin Brightening Décolleté and Neck Treatment Broad Spectrum SPF 15.

We think this is a smart purchase. The serum has been designed specifically for 2 often neglected areas. We found it for cheap at for only $5.99 + shipping!

And this is what the product can do for you:
  • Formulated to help to firm and smooth chest and neck skin.
  • Designed to diminish the appearance of age spots.
  • Provides broad spectrum SPF 15 protection.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sally To The Rescue: Rehab For Stressed Out Look!!

Living here out on the upper east coast, the winter months can REALLY ruin your hair. All that indoor heating = dry, lifeless locks. And then there are the frigid, cruel elements outdoors, and you've got a hot mess of hair.

Well, Sally Hershberger is listening, ladies. She's a celebrity stylist who has a pretty genius hair care line, and here's another favorite product that's been growing in popularity.

It's called---Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Spray, Rehab for Stressed Out Look ($12.99, at CVS).

We like it because it's a LEAVE-IN product, a heat protecting spray. This is excellent for putting on BEFORE you perform normal damaging hair routines like blow-drying, flat-ironing, etc.

It's great for smoothing down the frizzies of dry, color-treated hair. We bet Khloe Kardashian is deep-conditioning and heat protecting since she recently went on her own blonde ambition tour.
This Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Spray would be beneficial to all the lovely K-sisters who constantly change up the color of their hair.

This latest winter storm has just dumped another 7 or 8 inches of snow on top of us. Cannot wait for Spring!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Vitamin C Serum: Do You Really Need This Stuff For Great Skin?

Well, probably. We are going to start adding a Vitamin C serum to our beauty regimen in 2014.

We LOVE Retin-A, and believe it has actually saved our complexion. Toss in some alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic acid, and you have our recipe for hopefully younger-looking skin.

But now, after writing plenty of BeautyTipToday articles about developing healthier, more beautiful skin, we are intrigued by Vitamin C serum.

The reason we have never tried it was because of the product's instability. In other words, there's usually a shelf-date for the effectiveness of this collagen-building serum.

So--not EVERY Vitamin C serum is alike, unfortunately. The serum breaks down after a while. Our humble advice---Do your beauty homework and find a good 'C.'

What's so special  about Vitamin C?

Topical Vitamin C in the form of Ascorbic Acid has been shown in a number of studies, to brighten skin, decrease the depth of wrinkles, and stimulate collagen.

Vitamin C serum is a worthy beauty item to add to your anti-aging product arsenal, because it protects the skin from sun damage. 

Just remember: Do NOT use Vitamin C serum together with Retin-A. Apply the C in the A.M. AFTER you wash your face. Put on the A in the P.M.

And do NOT apply Vitamin C with your AHAs at the same time. Apply C in the morning one day.  The next day put on the AHA in the morning, and so on....

Try Dr. Cynthia Bailey's Professional Cell Repair Serum ($110, an excellent Vitamin C skin serum).