Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ariana Grande Loves This Smashbox Eyeliner In A Big Way

The cat eye is our FAVORITE beauty look ever. And yeah, it's not easy to master, but it is one of the most glam eye makeup trends of all time.

Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot + Sohia Loren did it BEST.

The cat eye has been all over the runways as of late, and celebrities like Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are keeping up with this sexy makeup.

Pencil, powder, shadow, gel liner, etc., there are a number of ways to create this classic eye makeup look.

Ariana is dishing on her FAVE liners. This is what she told InStyle mag recently:

“It took forever but I think I’m there. I think I mastered it by practice and prayer. I use the Smashbox black liner and the Chanel eyeliner in liquid brown and black. Those are my two favorites.”

There you have it....Great to know.

And we found it (Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner) for only $13 + FREE shipping on EBAY!

It retails for $22 at Macy's. So this is a good beauty buy.

Thanks for the beauty tip, Ariana Grande!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Cate Blanchett Leading Shoulder Cut-Out Trend: Big For Spring 2016!

Not only is Cate Blanchett a fine actress, but a star who rarely misses the mark when it comes to gorgeous style.

There she was in L.A. Monday evening for the premiere of her new movie, Truth.

Cate looked great in a white lacy mesh shoulder cut-out dress.

So feminine and so right-on-trend for Spring 2016.

Cate is ALWAYS fashion forward, so she's showing us how to hop on the glam train now.

We like the shoulder cut-out, because it doesn't expose too much, and yet looks glamorous + sexy in an understated way.

Plus, we think it looks flattering on all shapes.

Shoulder cut-outs have been HOT all summer long, and we are happy to see the trend spill over into Spring when it warms up again for a little skin action.

You can find shoulder cut-out tops, dresses + sweaters around most stores at the moment. Other names that show a peek-a-boo shoulder include---cold shoulder, cut-out shoulder, etc, associated with this style.

We found a cute white body-con dress with shoulder cut-out here at Asos  for $25, FREE shipping.

Do you like the shoulder cut-out style, and will you wear this trend?

Monday, October 5, 2015

What If You Could Make Your Cellulite Disappear For One Year?

Cellulite. Every woman HATES it, and MOST of us have at least a little.

Cellulite is easy to spot----it's that dimpled, cottage cheese-looking fat found most commonly on our thighs + butts. But it can also develop on one's belly + arms.

We have talked about cellulite over the years a number of times.....And the hard-fast fact to remember is this:

You can NOT get rid of cellulite PERMANENTLY.

But you CAN MINIMIZE its appearance and possibly halt its further progression.

Interestingly enough, the FDA has approved a brand new cellulite-busting procedure called:


It is NOT cheap, but for $3,000-$6,000, depending on how many areas are targeted, this non-invasive procedure promises to get rid of CELLULITE for one year.

Your thighs + butt will look a whole lot SMOOTHER.

Now if the 2 photos shown here are 100% NOT photoshopped, then we are impressed!

It's about a 45-min. procedure and takes about 2 weeks to recover from bruising.

Soooooooo, how does Cellfina work?

According to the company's website, the treatment, done in a doctor's office under a local anesthetic, zooms in on cellulite's tethered bands of fat tissue:

Cellfina treats the connective bands woven throughout the fat that pull down the skin, creating dimpling seen on the skin’s surface. The Cellfina™ cellulite procedure works by precisely treating these tethered bands, causing them to fully release. Similar to a rubberband under tension, once released, the treated skin bounces back to smooth itself out in as little as three days.

Sounds encouraging for those who can pony-up the cash for this cosmetic/elective procedure.

For more information on Cellfina, click here.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Christie Brinkley Model Style At 61: Boots, Jeans + Long Cardi + Fringed Bag

In February, Christie Brinkley turns 62.....OMG!

We all know the iconic model looks incredible and keeps maintaining that ageless beauty, but we also like her style.

Here's Christie on a so-called date with rocker John Mellencamp. Are they an item? Not sure, but the model is beaming!

LOVE Christie's fashion choices...classic, a bit Western and glam! Heart-ing the high-suede boots, jeans, fringed big bag, long cardi, the trench coat, etc......

Christie always looks polished.

You can COPY Christie's long creamy taupe sweater coat. We found a cute one here at Forever21 for just $27.90

We like this cardi. Has cool texture + midweight feel. Perfect for those cool autumn nights.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Maybelline's New Color Blur Matte Pencil: Soft To Bold, You Choose

Think about it:

10 pretty shades that stay put on your lips for 5 hours straight.

Plus...YOU control the intensity of color.

Maybelline's new Color Blur Matte Pencil comes with a sponge-y  tip at the bottom of the chubby lip pencil, which allows you to BLOT down the lip color if you please.

By just applying the creamy pencil in the center of the lips, you can take the sponge-y (rubbery) tip. and softly blur the color out to the edges.

That way you make a lovely ombre lip.

We found them for Walmart for $7.73,  a piece.

YouTuber Lindsey Rose gives a great demo on the Color Blur Matte Pencil
These are quite pigmented lip colors, but the sponge-y tip does a neat job of  smoothing + softening the intensity.

Friday, October 2, 2015

$2 Suave Shampoo For Color Protection Provides Shine + Volume

Okay, we have a TOUGH time keeping our hair dye permanent.

TOO many grays, we are guessing! It's been a problem since our 30s. So-oooo annoying (Sigh).

So, we are ALWAYS on the hunt for a decent gentle shampoo that promises to keep the COLOR in the hair shaft longer.

Hmmm....Well, we will take the best we can find, but for us....the hair color disappears.....

Let's face it. Dyeing hair is DAMAGING, especially if it involves permanent color and/or the bleach blond-ing process, the ultimate in hair suicide.

BUT....we have just found a really CHEAP drugstore/grocery store shampoo for $2 bucks that feels GOOD.

Suave Color Protection Shampoo is a creamy white, thick formula that works up a great lather, smells lovely + rinses out well.

Yup...Just 2 bucks a bottle here at HarmonDiscount.
Only thing, we did NOT use the conditioner. And just the shampoo alone made our locks tangled up.

But other than that, this shampoo leaves tresses SHINY with VOLUME, and our hair did NOT appear to lose any color after 2 uses, so far.

We would NOT expect to get 40 shampoos with ZERO hair color loss, but, our hair does feel thick + smooth + healthy.

So, probably NOT the BEST color-treated shampoo out there, but certainly, NOT the worst.

And yes, I would buy this Suave product, again.

BTW.....That flawless head of hair in the photo, is NOT ours. Wish it were.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

New Honest Beauty Worth Checking Out This October.....Honestly

First there was The Honest Company for mother + baby. And now, meet Honest Beauty by Jessica Alba.

The stunning mom-of-2 and a star in her own right, Jessica has now branched out into the beauty + skin care business, where women LOVE seeing new makeup + facial products emerge.

And it's all launching now, ready for fall.

Let's take a look at 1 skin care item + 1 makeup item:

This is the Magic Balm ($18, at

".....all‐purpose beauty balm is an honestly magical blend of organic fruit and botanical oils to soften and soothe."

And Jessica's Truly Lush Mascara + Primer ($22, at

"Eyelash Primer protects lashes and intensifies color for a strong, nourished base. Rich mascara lays down smoothly to create an irresistibly voluminous effect...."

We think Honest Beauty is worth checking out.

Nicely packaged, honest ingredients, etc.