Monday, February 15, 2016

Demi Lovato Slays in Sexy + Sophisticated Tuxedo Skirt Suit at Grammys 2016

We are LOVIN' Demi Lovato's hair + entire look at this evening's 2016 Grammy Awards!

The long, dark extensions are GLAM and her tuxedo blazer and long, high-slit skirt are KILLER!

Plus the sensual body chain is also a nice touch.

To copy Demi's black manicure, try Essie's Licorice ($8.50) to add that naughty finish.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Some Girls Can Get Away With Dark Brows And Very Blonde Hair

There are certain beauty rules we all seem to follow, but then again, sometimes beauty rules can be broken. And there are beauties who break the rules....and darn it....look good doing it.

Let's talk dark brows + very blonde hair.......

The beauty rules say this stark combination is a major no-no.

Well, tell that to a number of celebrities whose signature look features the two extremes together.

Here is Rita Ora just last evening at the Creators Party presented by Spotify, in Los Angeles.

Yup.....Rita's blackened brows are very noticeable, and yet.....she carries it off with her platinum hair quite beautifully. Plus, the sexy singer also went heavy on the liner + lashes for a glam cat eye. MEOW!

And Rita is not alone.

Check out more famous faces who wear flaxen hair with dark brows:

And the icon herself, Marilyn Monroe.

If you're looking to emphasize your brows, then go with the best in the biz----Anastasia. Her Perfect Brow pencils aren't cheap at $23, but deliver a great result.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Copy Queen Bey's Statement Necklace For Cheap From New Formation Video

We must admit, Miss Queen Bey ALWAYS wears the BEST statement jewelry, and this time the sexy star is draped in stacks of silver necklaces + gems in her new single + accompanying music video, "Formation." 

Watch the vid here at RollingStone.

Beyonce chose these stunning jewelry pieces by Dylanex.

Ivy earrings ($310)
Hadley choker ($940)
Falkor II necklace ($1,080)
and the Rocky and Rhys bracelets ($560, $510)

To COPY Queen Bey's pretty stacks of necklaces, we found a CHEAPER, beautiful DUPE, right here from JewelCult ($38)!

How striking is this one?! LOVE it! We just bought one. Plus they give you a 15% coupon code.

It also looks like the silver statement necklace Kendall Jenner wore to sister Kylie's b-day party

Do you wear statement necklaces?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

RHONJ Star Teresa Giudice With New Prison Hair Color Beauty Tip!

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice is back home from her 11-and-a-half month prison sentence.

She sat down with Andy Cohen on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live  One on One" last night.

We only saw about 5 minutes of it, but we caught an interesting beauty tip by Teresa Giudice.

Andy asked Teresa about hair coloring while in prison.
That was a big deal to the RHONJ star...touching up her roots.

She told Andy that hair dye was available to buy at the prison commissary.

And she raved about her new fave ---Revlon #41--Medium Brown, Color Silk in a box.

Teresa beamed that everyone who noticed her new, lighter hair color fell in LOVE with it.

She's gone about one shade or two lighter than her signature raven locks. Look below how her hair color was BEFORE her prison stint:

You can find Revlon Color Silk #41 here at Walmart on SALE now for $2.50 a box.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Have Cellulite? Even Famous Celebrities Have It.....

We were thinking today about our dear mom, who unfortunately passed away a couple of years ago.
Our mom BARELY had ANY cellulite. How could that be?!

We admit, we fall into the huge percentile of women with cellulite. At least 85% of us have this dimpled fat.

We are tall + slender and in decent shape.....and STILL, we have some, too. Not a boatload, but enough to silently cringe at.

We used to think that pro athletes did NOT have cellulite, but we were so wrong.

Check out one of the greatest tennis players in the world---Serena Williams....Yup, she has it, too.

And then there is sexy Amber Rose, who used to be an exotic dancer and works out routinely

Here she is yesterday at Trinidad Carnival.

Lastly, there is iconic model Cindy Crawford with both cellulite + stretch marks before fashion photoshopping. These are natural pics.

The point of this post is to FEEL good about your own body.

No one is perfect, not even sexy celebrities.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Have You Tried Demi Lovato's New Makeup Line from NYC: Under $5 Each

We happen to LOVE NYC or New York Color cosmetics, when we can hunt it down.

Yes, it's SUPER cheap, but sometimes that is alright!

So.......Have you tried Demi Lovato's new NYC Lovatics by Demi makeup line yet?

ALL under $5! Except the eye shadow kit is $6.99, from what we have seen. But STILL a great line to give a shot.

Mascara, shadow, brow pencil, cheek + lip tint----it's worth trying.

Demi is such a major star---so grounded + cute.

The line is available now at Target and Walmart.

 We even love NYC's New York Color Dual Pencil Sharpener for $5. Great eye pencil sharpener---lasts forever.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

John Frieda New Root Blur Powder For Covering Up Annoying Roots

When it comes to touching up roots, some of you ignore them until you can get to your stylist for a new coloring.

Then, there are many of us who are do-it-yourselfers and touch up our roots with the quick fix.

We like using  a brush on root touch-up in a tube. This works well as far as applying + matching color base, but we wish there were a longer-lasting product.

John Frieda has launched a NEW root touch up called, Root Blur, which we found at ULTA for $19.99.

It resembles a foundation kit, complete with a brush. It's in a powder form and appears to grip the strands well.

So...does it work effectively to HIDE annoying roots?

For dark-haired gals, maybe NOT so much, because it doesn't cover strands completely.

Watch this YouTube vid by Michele Yusufi demonstrating Root Blur.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Argan Oil Youthful Serum? Catherine Zeta Jones Claims So

At 46, Catherine Zeta Jones appears ageless. And like most Hollywood lovelies, she's NOT going to give out ALL her beauty secrets......But--- Catherine is dishing on one must-have skin care miracle:

ARGAN oil.

Argan oil can be used on the face, hair + body.

The stunning Academy award winner claims her complexion is very dry, so this exotic oil helps SAVE it, along with drinking a lot of water.

Hmmmm....Catherine recently told the media, that she "saturates" her gorgeous face in the oil. argan oil as great as a face lift?

No, but as a natural product, it's a good one to lend moisture to the skin. It is chock full of Vitamin E and fatty acids.

Plus, you can apply a small amount to hair to coat strands for softness +  a silky texture. It tames frizzies.

We suggest this from MyChelle Dermaceuticals at on SALE for $11.60.

A little argan oil goes a long way.

A great, budget beauty buy, especially during the cold, dry winter months.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Twitter Blasts Fox's Megyn Kelly For Being Glam And Smart At GOP Debate

What's wrong with being both glam and smart?

Apparently, lots of folks on social media don't like the lethal combination.

Poor Fox TV's Megyn Kelly can't find a break these days.

People took to Twitter last night to poke fun at the blonde newscaster's overly LONG LASHES.

Some television viewers of last evening's Trump-less GOP debate had an issue with Megyn's alleged faux lashes. Many were this funny dork:

Oh, brother. So, you can't be both smart and pretty?

How ridiculous. Leave Megyn Kelly alone!

Most women on TV DO wear faux lashes for extra definition to eyes.

If TV titan Oprah can wear false lashes, then why can't newscaster Megyn Kelly put them on?!

Rumor has it that Kim Kardashian once canceled a public event after her makeup artist forgot to bring the faux lashes along for the trip..  LOL...

By the way....we are NOT taking political or TV network sides here.

We think there's some jealousy going on.

Wish we knew the brand Megyn was wearing last evening, but we do not. are some great lash fakes to try on. These are super popular and cost only $4!

ARDELL Natural Lash - Black 120, found here at ULTA.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Keratin For Smoother, Healthier, Coated Hair Strands

The beauty of keratin is in its wonderful healing properties.

Keratin is found in your hair, skin, nails and teeth. Our hair strands are made of these protein fibers. And when your keratin composition is depleted or weakened, your hair, skin, nails and teeth, can show the difference.

That is why we have all heard about the importance of getting enough protein in our diets. Without it, there is dullness, split ends, hair breakage, hair loss and other ugly results.

Keratin in shampoos, conditioners + leave-in treatments all NOURISH hair with body-building ingredients that effectively repair damaged locks, protecting against further breakage and adding shine and elasticity to every strand.

Here is a CULT fave to try:
it's a 10 miracle leave-in plus keratin 4 oz. 

Okay, a bit pricey at $21, a bottle, found at Walgreens + $20 at ULTA, but we did some hunting and found the same ounce bottle for just 12.52 + FREE shipping at Amazon!

Yes...we just purchased a bottle there. We're going to try this.

We have been using a keratin-enriched shampoo--Keratin Smooth by TRESemme for the past 2 weeks and it has helped tremendously.

The ONLY downside to keratin products is the TOO flat appearance it can give. It does a SUPER job coating strands with healthy protein, but can make hair almost too sleek.

However, you can add other volumizers to boost height.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

New "Tin Man" GravityMud Face Mask Promises Firm, Supple Skin

You remember the iconic SILVER Tin Man in the classic "Wizard of Oz" movie?

Well, this incredible beauty product reminds us of the smooth silver essence he symbolized.

This new GravityMud face mask by GlamGlow is a firming treatment, and we like that!

Here is how the company describes it's cool looking, peel away mask:

GRAVITYMUDis an Out of This World Innovative Peel Off Mud treatment that instantly leaves skin feeling firmer and more lifted. Mega-Targeted ingredients transform from White to Brilliant Chrome, delivering toned, sexy contours. Powered by TEAOXI™ Marshmallow + Licorice Leaf.

It sounds like a beauty must-try. Take a look at the silver face that develops, once this innovative mask sets in:

How amazing this "Tin Gal" appears wearing the mask. We found her modeling the mud at the GlamGlow website.

This futuristic face mask is NOT cheap. Try $69 a jar! Lions,tigers and bears....Oh, my!!

We would LOVE to try the GravityMud mask....but the price is keeping us in the pale, so to speak.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Alpha Hydrox's 14% Intensive Glycolic AHA Serum Less Than $20 And Works Great!

A super complexion is ALWAYS something to shoot for. It requires careful thought + proper products to achieve a smooth, clear texture and radiant glow with the diminishing of fine lines + wrinkles.

We work hard daily to improve our complexion, and we are still NOT satisfied.

No matter what cost + type of beauty products you use, results come S-L-O-W-L-Y.
You MUST be patient. And that is not easy for any of us.

We are a Retin-A user and like to switch it up between Vitamin C serum + Glycolic Acid treatments.

Today, we are suggesting this wonderful, cheap skin care product found in your local drugstore for LESS than $20.

Try $18.99, Walgreens.

The texture feels + looks like water, but don't let its consistency fool you. This alpha hydroxy acid (glycolic) is a solid 14% in potency.

Easy to use, too--- under make-up or at night with a moisturizer. It stings a bit when applied, but we know the glycolic acid is working.

The pH level is a 4, so it is not TOO strong or damaging to the complexion.

This AHA serum keeps you acne-free, allows skin to glow and exfoliates nicely. Plus, it feels GREAT on your face + neck.

We are using it right now about 3 times per week.

We give Alpha Hydrox' 14% Intensive Glycolic AHA Serum the beauty thumbs up!

At LESS than $20, what have you got to lose?

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Lip Liner Necessary? Some Makeup Experts Say, Yes!

Lip liner.

We NEVER wear it, but we will buy a couple of these soon to try them out to fill in our entire lips.

We are sure that a good number of you reading this beauty post DO enjoy applying lip liner BEFORE putting on gloss or lipstick.

Many professional makeup artists believe that lip liner defines your mouth flawlessly, helps you fill in lip irregularities, and allows you to look even more amazing in photos or on video.

Here are 3 basic lip liner tips:
  • Do NOT over-line
  • Match the liner to the lipstick shade
  • Do NOT forget to connect the corners
An inexpensive brand to try is Rimmel. The makeup company sells a great lip liner:

Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Stay On Lip Liner Pencil ($3.99)

We found it at ULTA.

Plus, this lip liner comes in 12 pretty shades, like Indian Pink + Tiramisu.
Plus, you can watch this YouTube demo by Huda Beauty for some sensible lip lining advice.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Best Celeb Hair Of The Moment Goes To Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian is killin' it with her sassy, curve-hugging style and her gorgeous, curly, voluminous do!

The youngest K sister is in New York City to promote the start of her new television show, "Kocktails with Khloe."

She's painting the town RED in that HOT cherry-colored dress. She wore that look at an appearance this morning  on "Live! with Kelly and Michael."

And the BUZZ is on Khloe's super curly, big hair. She looks fab!

To COPY Khloe's glam hairstyle, you need  2 things---- a curling iron + Mizani styling product.

Her stylist Cesar Ramirez used both to achieve her high glam look.

We suggest Mizani Iron Curl Heat Styling and Curling Cream ($10.48, at

Now, curl away, ladies!

We give Khloe's  big hair a big thumbs up!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Kim Kardashian's Signature is the Duster Coat.....Best Cover-Up

Maximum coverage and a loose comfy style. That's what the duster coat delivers to every woman's silhouette.

And maybe that is why fashion's most stylish reality TV star has worn the duster coat out + about through both pregnancies.

Kim Kardashian has made the duster coat one of her signature style pieces. She has worn them in just about EVERY color, fabric + length.

You don't have to be a super tall, super skinny model to look fab in a duster coat. It works for ALL figure types.

Kim K is short + curvy at 5'3", and she looks AMAZING in the duster coat.

Want to COPY Kim's look?

It's great for the winter months, depending on the fabric weight, but the duster coat doesn't have to be ONLY outerwear. It looks lovely as a long blazer.

We found a bunch of duster coats here for CHEAP at

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

In Love With NYX Cosmetics! Check Out New Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks

Do you ever wear NYX Cosmetics?

WE ADORE this brand of makeup, because it's affordable, a lovely range + variety and quality made products.

This gorgeous makeup can be found at Target, ULTA and a number of other stores,  Plus, you can order straight from the website.

Girls are buzzin' about NYX's brand new Lip Lingerie line, featuring a dozen, color-kissed nudes.

These are soft + stunning. And the best part of all-----These are just $7 a tube.

They go on smoothly and feature a unique, weightless liquid lipstick with a plush matte finish.

Once this baby dries on your lips, it STAYS there, until you take it off several hours later.

Lip Lingerie is a good thing for 2016.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Copy Taylor Swift's Adorable Red Ribbed Wool Boyfriend Beanie for $4!

Let's get this straight....

Superstar Taylor Swift LOVES wearing beanies. And she looks totally chic + glam when she dons one.

There she was in L.A. yesterday,  laid back and spotters claim heading to the gym following New Year's Eve merrymaking with main squeeze Calvin Harris.

Taylor is wearing a red ribbed, wool boyfriend beanie. And we've seen her in it once before in Paris.

You can COPY Taylor's look for $4!!! We found a great dupe at Forever21 in the men's department.

Will you COPY the Taylor Swift boyfriend beanie?

Friday, January 1, 2016

Does Your Eye Makeup Have a Shelf Life? When To Toss It Out

Has your eye makeup ever betrayed you, ladies?!

By that we mean, have you suddenly developed an irritation, infection or possibly a sudden allergy to your favorite mascara, eye liner, eye shadow or even concealer?

Well, we have occasionally, and at the moment, we can't tell which eye makeup product is the bad guy.

We LOVE drawing in a signature cat eye EVERY day.....the winged eyeliner look achieved with eye liner in pencil form.

We also use a grey or brown eye shadow powder, 2 mascaras and yes, an under eye liquid concealer.

Our irritation features itchiness + redness around the winged tip area where we draw in our cat eye. The rest of the eye area  is fine

Just a weird irritation.

We also TEST OUT a lot of various skin care products for our beauty blog, so, the culprit could be ANYTHING. often should we TOSS OUT our eye makeup to play safe?

We looked around and found this from Sephora,com:

Eyeliner and Eyeshadow
Toss-it time:  
Liquid eyeliners, 3 months
Cream eye shadows, 6 months 
Pencil eyeliners and powder eye shadows, 2 years

Do you follow these makeup standards?

We're going to start from there, and see if  that's causing the irritation.

Have you ever developed an eye makeup irritation, infection or sudden allergy?