Monday, August 10, 2015

Beauty Budget Buy: $10 Baked Eyeshadow 6-Piece Set UO

We ALL love makeup, but it certainly gets expensive quickly, so when we hunt down a great beauty budget buy, we will tell you about it.

And here it is-----

For just 10 bucks, a lovely 6-piece baked eyeshadow set.

What's so wonderful about baked eyeshadow?

It's all in the technique. In this case......baked shadows are placed out in the SUN to dry during the creative process.

That allows the shadows to deliver a longer-lasting color pigment and nice smooth texture.

Urban Outfitters is offering a cool neutral 6-piece palette.

So soft + pretty. EVERY eye color + skin tone would look gorgeous in a neutral shadow like these.

For more details, check out this adorable palette at Urban Outfitters.

Come on....This is a really good beauty budget buy!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Women On Twitter Hating Alleged Hair Extensions Of Fox's Megyn Kelly: Meow!

Wow. What a GOP debate in prime time that was on Thursday!

Folks are still buzzing about it, and the fireworks between debate moderator, Fox's own Megyn Kelly + presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Let's talk blonde HAIR....and we don't mean Mr. Trump's flaxen coif.

Oh, no.....Ladies everywhere on social media are STILL discussing anchor Megyn Kelly's alleged hair extensions.

We repeat---ALLEGED.

Most TV viewers are used to seeing the pretty news anchor with a sensible wavy bob.

But lately, the popular news woman has been wearing her locks in long cascades, looking MORE like a Khloe Kardashian hair do than a classic, not-as-sexy bob.

Here's Megyn at Thursday's lively debate.

But women started tearing Megyn down, criticizing the look, especially on Twitter:

only reason woman would wear LONG hair extensions n fake lady bug brigette bardot eyelashes is 2 get her way using sexuality.

I agree with you about I will not watch her MSN show anymore! And yes her hair extensions look so cheap!

Just unfollowed you! Used to love your wit & intelligence! Hair extensions & too tight clothes causing brain damage!

 Aug 6
This was one long commercial for the Jessica Simpson hair extensions Megyn Kelly is rocking.

And there you have it....The nasty comments go on + on regarding Fox news' Megyn Kelly.

What do you think? We all know that Fox News LOVES its blonde anchor ladies. So.......

Extensions.....bad extensions...or looking good, Megyn?

Megyn Kelly does NOT mention her alleged hair extensions here at her Twitter page.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Meow! Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick In Deep Raspberry: Taste The Trend!

Gotta LOVE Kat Von D cosmetics. Soooooo many women do.

Kat Von D is probably best known as an incredible tattoo artist but also these days, as an amazing beauty/makeup creator.

Lots of fans rave about the superior quality of her makeup line. And her new Everlasting Liquid Lipstick collection gives BIG bold pops of pigment that LAST all day.

The beauty trend HOT at the moment is BERRY---that bold fuchsia pout.

And Kat Von D's Bauhau5 - deep raspberry is GORGEOUS! And would look nice on any skin tone.


 Of course Sephora is the place to try Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20).

Berry lips are feminine, pretty + noticeable.

This looks great for SUMMER.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Congratulations Jennifer Aniston + Justin Theroux! Jen's Fave Lipstick BeautyTip!

This is wonderful news, but if you're living under a rock, then you might NOT know what's going on......Jennifer Aniston + Justin Theroux quietly said I do on Wednesday evening at their Bel Air, California home.

Congratulations! And BEST to the beautiful newlyweds!

NOT even 100 guests as we noted. More like 70 friends + family for the Hollywood nuptials.

A bunch of cool folks were there-----Howard Stern + Beth Ostrosky, Jimmy Kimmel, Jason Bateman, Whitney Cummings, Emily Blunt + John Krasinski, etc. To read more about this, see People mag's article.

Meantime....since we are focusing on the golden blonde, we went back into our BeautyTipToday archives, to dig up one of Jennifer Aniston's longtime FAVE beauty tips:

This simple tip comes from an interview the actress had with InStyle mag, 2012. In it she mentions a FAVE cosmetic:

Estee Lauder's Automatic Lip Pencil Duo in Fig ($27, at Bergdorf Goodman).

Says Jennifer: : "I've used this Fig lip liner for god knows how many years. You can mix anything with it."

Jennifer's makeup has a healthy, natural look....NEVER overdone, always tasteful.

Plus, refreshingly, she + Courteney Cox are 2 actresses who have their real lips, and NOT the over-inflated lips we see on other celebs whose pouts will remain nameless, because we can't prove whose lips are fake or otherwise.

Anyway...nice  to see a happy ending for Jennifer Aniston.

As we would say to our greek sister:

Xronia Polla.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

$4 Wet N Wild Mega Eyes Defining Marker Not Best But Not Worst Either

We LOVE the idea of an eyeliner in a magic marker pen form. Pretty GENIUS.


It's easy to use, glides on smoothly, dries fast and gives better precision with a felt-tip like marker.

Plus, more importantly for us-----these felt tip markers make for the purr-fect cat eye-----Meow!

So then.....What's wrong with Wet N Wild's Mega Eyes Defining Marker?
Not enough juice in the pen and doesn't last for hours.

BUT-----for $4 from your neighborhood drugstore, it's NOT that bad, either.

We've been using the Wet N Wild Mega Eyes Defining Marker for about 4 days now.

The problems we've noticed in more depth:

1. Wish there were a lot more product in the pen. Running out too fast. Almost used up after 4 days?!
2.  Used this marker pen during the muggiest, hottest heat wave and did NOT last for hours. Seemed to melt away. This should have featured better lasting results.
3.  Blackest Black is NOT black enough. Does not define eye as well as the color seems to indicate.

Having said all that, we have tried worse eye liners. This one gets a C+ beauty grade in our humble opinion.

The eyeliner marker comes in---

Blackest Black
Dark Brown

We found them at Walgreens for $3.99, a piece.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Paps + Tabloids Shoot For No Makeup Pics Of Jennifer Garner Amid Break-Up With Ben

Here we go......Must be really tough to suffer a break-up when you are a famous celeb.

That's when things get nasty, and paps + tabloids go looking for the no makeup pics or sad faces to show the grieving woman in the relationship didn't make much of an effort to look beautiful for her boyfriend/ husband, etc.

In this case, we're talking about the marriage bust-up of  Jennifer Garner + Ben Affleck, the Hollywood couple who REALLY appeared to be normal, loyal + loving, along with 3 adorable kids.

There is gossip about Ben fooling around with the young nanny.

We are NOT sure what if anything is true.

But now poor Jen is being followed by photographers eager to catch the actress crying, yelling on a cell phone, looking glum, and so forth. Even older file photos are dragged out to show the actress  NOT looking her best.

As if any of this is her fault because of how she dressed, wore her hair, didn't apply makeup, etc.

Well, Jennifer Garner might not appear all that SANS makeup, but boy, does she clean up nicely:

Jennifer Garner has AMAZING, strong, striking bone structure. Lucky DNA, for sure.

As you know, Jennifer has been a longtime spokesperson for the Neutrogena beauty company.

Try this for a smooth, healthy complexion like Jennifer's:

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair.
This stuff contains a stabilized form of retinol.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Can Butt+Boob Cream Deliver Beautiful Curves? Kylie Jenner Says Yes!

Well, we would like to tell Kylie Jenner to just STOP it already. Don't even comment.

We cannot prove your new CURVIER butt + bosom are natural, and it's no one's business, but to resort now and taunt the fans, claiming or teasing that a special cream can INCREASE and give volume to your booty + boobs is just, well.......possibly a bit ridiculous.

The science is NOT there. How are the FAT CELLS being transported to the butt + bosom with a healthy blood supply, Kylie?

Enjoy your new curves. You look great. Period. Don't get involved with social media and the legions of young admirers who wish to look just like you.

Okay, we are done preaching.

Now, let's look at Pure Leef, which Kylie claims works. Check out her recent Instagram details:

I love sharing my beauty secrets with you guys and this is a favorite! @PureLeef offers products with All Natural ingredients (which is important to me) to help maintain & accentuate your curves! @PureLeef's butt enhancement cream & Breast plumping lotion stimulate fat cells in the target areas. I started seeing results after only a month of consistent use. Love their products 😍 Visit #curvesonfleek

Pure Leef is sold on ($47, for the butt cream).

Easy to use: Massage on butt + hips 2x (morning and night).

Here's how the Pure Leef company describes its special butt cream:

Butt Plumping Cream

PureLeef’s butt enhancement and body plumping cream is a modern day miracle cream that uses science and nature to boost the volume and shape of the hips and buttocks. Using natural active ingredients to stimulate the body’s own fat generation, it is a safe and painless way to achieve the natural curves you desire.

So, there you have it. Zero to lose except for $47, if it doesn't deliver Kylie's new curves.