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August 31, 2010
"It's not just January Jones's Emmys dress that has people divided: people are also all over her hairstyle. A lot of people (including one of our beauty editors) loved it, praising how light, flippy, and beachy it looked. Others are saying it looked "so plain" or like she had just gotten up from a nap. Just so happens, we talked to hairstylist Mark Townsend, who did Jones's hair, about the look. He says Jones wanted an "ultra feminine, yet tough and lived-in style that was far from polished" to go with her electric blue Versace gown (which, he added, she picked out of a magazine.) And, well, those people who said she looked like she slept on it? They were right! Townsend cut and styled her hair the day before so she could sleep on it. So here's how it went: on Saturday, he washed her hair, then cut it into an asymmetrical bob, leaving it longer in the back, and blew it dry. On Sunday, he went back and styled Jones's dry hair by running a foam (he likes Dove Defining Mousse) through it from roots to ends".
For the rest of this article click on the following link January Jones Emmy Hair .
BE GOOD TO YOUR "DO"
Everyone needs to take the time out and treat their hair to a deep down conditioning treatment. If you are like me and you color, flat iron, blow dry, curl your tresses or spend time out in the sun, you need to repair and "undo" the damage that we have done to our precious locks. The Novex Brazilian hair treatment that I received can be used in 2 ways. The first way it can be used is as a "salon inspired" deep conditioning treatment. For this you will need a plastic metalloid cap or a salon vaporizer (don't worry, I don't have one in my home either). You let it sit for 15 -25 minutes (depending on which device you use) and then rinse well. The other way you can use it is as a "daily conditioner", which is how I used it. After shampooing I applied a quarter sized dollop of the Novex hair cream to my hair, let it sit for 3 minutes and then rinsed. My hair felt smooth, soft and was completely tangle free.
OH, GET A GRIP!
For some extra smoothing I used the Brushlab Fresh Roll Curls Double-Pin Brush to blow dry my hair. The ceramic barrel evenly distributes the heat from my dryer all around the brush to prevent hot spots that can lead to hair damage. The "Double -Pin" nylon bristles from this brush made it easy for me to lift and create unbelievable body, volume and "smoothness" without tangling my hair. The brush also has a "Comfort Cozy" (tm) grip so that I can always keep a tight grip on my brush. Overall, after using both of these products my strands were soft, smooth, healthy looking and the signs of damage (split, dry ends) were gone. For more on these products click on the following link http://www.brushlove.com/.
Please let me know what you think. Till then! B.
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August 30, 2010
People Magazine online has what I think is the best recap of the fashion winners of the night. Click on the following link for the entire People's Best Dressed List http://www.people.com/
Tarte Cosmetics is celebrating 10 years of creating the cosmetics that helps keep us ladies looking fabulous. Representing their 10 year anniversary is Tarte's limited edition TEN Cheek Stain. Their best selling, limited edition cheek stain comes in an ultra- cool, deep purple and gold studded tube. The cheek stain goes on smooth and even, giving me a beautiful natural looking flush. If you have always wanted to try a cheek stain but weren't sure which one to try, you should check out the limited edition Tarte Ten Cheek Stain. The Ten Cheek Stain contains skin loving and nourishing ingredients that help keep your skin smooth, soft and radiant. Please let me know what you think. Till then! B.
"The celebration continues with the iconic product that started it all a decade ago, TEN limited-edition natural cheek stain. This best seller is all new with a limited edition sleek, gold studded tube in tarte’s signature dark purple and limited edition shimmering bright pink shade to invigorate all complexions. Powered by the t5 super fruit complex™ this nutrient rich natural cheek stain fights free radical damage while treating skin with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. From anniversaries, to birthdays, to the everyday, tarte always gives you something to celebrate about with high-performance natural™ formulas that keep your complexion rejuvenated and fresh, inside and out".
August 29, 2010
For the girls who are lucky enough to have been blessed with thick, curly locks you know that your hair requires special attention in the form of hydration. Curls look their best when they are soft, smooth and well moisturized. Now with some help from the new Oribe Shampoo and Conditioner for Moisture & Control you can give your curls what they deserve, hydration!
Oribe Shampoo for Moisture & Control (info from http://www.bluemercury.com/)
"Finally tame your tresses. Curly, kinky, impossibly thick hair gets instant moisture gratification and even a bit of devolumization, leaving it smooth, sleek and completely under control."
August 27, 2010
Hot for this Fall is going to big, bold red lips. Red lips are always classy looking but red is one of those colors that many women feel that they can't wear. I am someone who tends to "shy'' away from bold lip colors so, red is not a color I wear that often. However, since red lips have become "red hot" there are sooo many new shades of red lipstick out there that even the "faint of heart" will be sure to find a shade that suits them perfectly! Fear not girls, your perfect red is out there waiting for you! My red is the Smashbox Photo Finish Lipstick in Legendary. A beautiful rich red that moisturizes lips leaving them soft and sexy!
'Lipstick Revival" from http://www.sephora.com/
August 26, 2010
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Complex details from http://www.esteelauder.com/
"You'll see a reduction in the look of every key sign of aging around
your eyes—fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, dryness, puffiness and
uneven skintone. Keeps the entire eye area looking fresher, rested
"See your most beautiful eyes ever".
"INSTANTLYA burst of refreshing hydration softens fine, dry lines.
Eyes look brighter and more radiant".
"WEEK 1 The entire eye area is more moisturized, smoother and looks
healthier. The appearance of fine lines and crepiness is diminished".
"MONTH 1 87% of women noticed an improvement in the overall
feel/texture of skin around the eyes. Eye area looks firmer, more youthful."
August 25, 2010
August 24, 2010
Since I am totally addicted to beauty products especially those involved in "anti-aging" and I want my skin to be in the best shape it can be, I am of course very interested in the new Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & Uv Damage Corrector! Like most products that help fade spots and diminish the appearance of wrinkles it does take time to see real results. Clinique states that it takes 4 weeks to start seeing real improvement in texture, lines and wrinkles. In my humble opinion it is well worth the wait. Please let me know what you think. Till then! B.
Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector details from http://www.sephora.com/
"What it is:
A potent serum that gives skin a second chance against lines, wrinkles, sun damage".
"What it is formulated to do:
With this powerful age-fighting essential you will see obvious reduction in lines and wrinkles, and improved texture, in just four weeks. At 12 weeks, visible wrinkles can be reduced by up to 63 percent. Discover a dramatically more youthful complexion—impressive results guaranteed. This age-fighting solution suits all skin types".
New for the Fall comes Bobbi Brown's Denim & Rose Collection which just happens to contain her fabulous Long -Wear Gel Eyeliner (love it!) in her newest shade "Denim Ink" (navy blue). With the Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner you get all the drama of a liquid eyeliner but in a gel formula. Personally, I love working with a gel eyeliner much more so than traditional liquid eyeliners! I found that the gel eyeliner goes on smoother and I get a much more even "line" than I do with liquid liners. I also found that if I made a mistake and had to clean it up , it was much easier to clean up the mess from my gel liner than the liquid liner. Once dry, the gel eyeliner stayed in place and didn't budge until I decided it was time to take it off!
The new Bobbi Brown Denim & Rose Long-Wear Eyeliner in Denim Ink is one of the hottest colors for the Fall. Using a shade like the "Denim Ink" is a great alternative to your "every day" black and brown. Using a brighter, unexpected color like the "Denim Ink" can really help to brighten-up your Fall makeup wardrobe! Please let me know what you think about Bobbi Brown's Denim Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner. Till then! B.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Denim Ink details from http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Denim Ink
"This award-winning liner gives you the look of liquid liner with the ease & feel of a gel formula. Long-wearing, water-resistant color glides on and let’s you get it just right before it dries - then stays without a smear or crease. Now available in Denim. Awarded "Elle" Magazines' ‘Top 5’ (Nov. 2009)".
"To apply: Dip tip of Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush (coat both sides of brush head). Wipe off excess before applying to eye. Work quickly as product becomes transfer-resistant once dry. To remove, use Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover".
August 23, 2010
Open up the Minaudiere and you will find all that you need to create your own "makeup masterpiece". A product like the Dior Minaudiere is exactly why I love Dior! Everything they create is unique, feminine and uber elegant. The Minaudiere is the perfect example of beauty meeting elegance! Inside the clutch you will find 3 eyeshadows that will help you create a sexy smokey eye and 2 sparkly lip glosses for your perfect holiday pout. Please let me know what you think about the Dior Minaudiere. Till then! B.
August 22, 2010
The very best in "tweezing" are the Tweezerman tweezers. Hands down my favorite! Why I love their tweezers so much is because I am able to pluck away the tiniest, finest of eyebrows hairs. The Tweezerman tweezers not only work well but you can actually select a tweezer that reflects your personality. They have the most unbelievable collections of designs on their tweezers. The latest and most fab is the Special Edition Betsey Johnson Collection. Betsey Johnson is an incredible fashion designer who creates the most chic and unique designs. Tweezerman offers 3 hot new Betsey Johnson inspired designer tweezers that range from edgy to classic. The tweezers features the images of Marylin Monroe, roses and skulls. Try one out for yourself by clicking on the following link Tweezerman Betsey Johnson Slant Tweezer Collection Rose. Please let me know what you think of the new collection. Till then! B.
August 21, 2010
Okay, since we are headed out of summer and into fall I know that I should be talking about all the new and wonderful flavors of makeup for the Fall. However, I recently came across a summertime lip gloss that I have fallen hard for. Clarins Instant Sun Light Click & Gloss SPF 6 comes in three "too die for" shades that not only look beautiful on but also kept my lips soft and smooth.
One of the other things that I love about these glossies this the applicator. One click of the pen dispenses you all the lip gloss you need for your perfect pout. The colors include "Vanilla", "Cinnamon" and "Coral" and are soft and shear with just a hint of shimmer (it wouldn't be a summer time lip gloss without a little shimmer!). Please let me know what you think and be sure to get yours while you still can! Till then! B.
August 19, 2010
What it is:
Learn the tips and tricks for creating natural, smoky, and ultra-glam eye looks with this collection of customized shades for hazel eyes.
What it does:
This set features multiple shades to complement your hazel eyes and an illustrated Step by Step Get-the-Look Guide that shows you how to wear them.
This set contains:
- 0.04 oz Limitless Eye Liner in Plum
- 0.273 oz Eye Shadow Quad in Ultimate Eyes-Hazel
- 0.3 oz Hyperlash Mascara in Blackout
- 0.0035 Artificial Light Luminizing Powder
- 0.08 oz Finish Lid Primer
- 0.05 oz Cream Eye Liner in Graphite
August 18, 2010
CoverGirl LashBlastFusion Mascara in Very Black for my daughter. The wand is very easy to handle and the brush was just the right size for her. It did a really nice job at coating her lashes without any clumps. By the end of the day her lashes still look fabulous! Her lashes looked so good in fact that I think I will probably start borrowing her makeup! Please let me know what age you think girls should start wearing makeup. Till then! B.
Me first thing in the morning is not a pretty thing, mostly because of all the under eye bags and puffiness that I experience. I am someone who sleeps on her belly. I try soooo hard not to sleep on my belly because I know it causes my eyes to look puffy. However, no matter how hard I try to stay on my back or side I always wind up flipping over in my sleep. So, when I saw the new L'Oreal Paris Collagen Micro-Pulse Eye I was intrigued to say the least!
L'Oréal Collagen Micro-Pulse Eye has its own battery operated "micro-pulse" massager that helps to massage away under eye puffiness. I have not yet tried this product myself but I wanted to share what's new with all of you. I can't wait to try it out for myself soon. Let me know what you think about the new L'Oreal Collagen Micro-Pulse. Till then! B.
Official product Details from Amazon.com
"First total eye correction system with a micro-pulsating massager and a potent anti-aging formula
Addresses 3 key signs of aging around the eyes: dark circles, under-eye bags and wrinkles
Visible results are immediate: eye bags are visibly diminished and dark circles are minimized
In 4 weeks, wrinkles are smoothed away (proven in a clinical test)
Used For: Aging, Wrinkles, Regenerating, Revitalizing, Firming
For Use On: Eye Area "
August 17, 2010
Right now I am very much into "pretty", girly scents. A friend introduced me to Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf and I have been hooked ever since! Feminine , floral and very flirty is how I would describe the Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf fragrance. Its light floral scent lingered softly on my skin all day. I received lots of compliments while wearing the Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf, it even caught my husband's attention, he loves this scent on me. It is a bit pricey so I would consider this to be a "selfish splurge" of mine. Please let me know what you think. Till then! B.
"This floral explosion releases a profusion of flowers that has the power to make everything seem more positive. Magically evocative notes immediately awaken your deepest senses, giving you the impression of living life in your own secret garden, away from reality. Sambac Jasmine, Centifolia Rose, Cattleya Orchid, and Ballerina Freesia bloom on a base of Patchouli".
"Notes: Sambac Jasmine, Centifolia Rose, Cattleya Orchid, Ballerina Freesia, Patchouli'.
"Style: Oriental. Gourmand. Floral".
My "go to" product that I like to use to help fade my "sun spots" is the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. I love this stuff!!! I started using it about 1 year ago and I have been so happy with my results ever since. It makes my skin so smooth, soft and even toned. It also helped to fade the sun spots on my decollete and shoulders. So, now that I spent too much time in the sun this summer I am back to applying the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair to my decollete as well as my face. Why not check it out for yourself. Click on the following link for more info Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex- All Skin Types
If you are looking for a "drugstore" product that helps to fade sun spots check out the Olay Pro-X Discoloration Fighting Concentrate.
Please let me know what you think. Till then! B.
August 16, 2010
L'Oreal Stars Collection Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour- L'Oreal has their celebrity inspired lipcolour collection. Now you can get soft, moisturized lips and beautiful long lasting lipcolour in you fave celeb's signature shade. The Stars Collection Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour includes some fabulous shades like "Eva's Caramel", "Beyonce's Red" and "Kate's Plum". Check them out for yourself. Till then! B.
Description from ulta.com
"Check out the collection and find your star shade. L´Oréal Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour is a long-lasting lip color that provides uncompromised comfort and ultra-bright color for 16 hours. Its unique 2-step application makes touching up quick and easy. The basecoat is very comfortable and enriched with vitamin E and keeps lips moisturized with marine collagen. The topcoat provides added moisture with a light vanilla scent. Perfect for travel, its built-in mirror makes on-the-go touch-ups easy".
"Step 1: Apply a thin layer of lipcolour to clean lips. For best results, allow to dry for 2 minutes.
Step 2: Apply conditioning topcoat to seal colour and provide natural shine. Remove with an oil based makeup remover".
Estee Lauder Fall Collection- Say so long to boring browns for Fall. New from Estee Lauder comes their Five Color Eyeshadow Palette in Blue Dahlia and Surreal Violet. These eyeshadows are a collection of beautiful, bright, vibrant colors that will perk up your Autumn eyes. Now don't get me wrong, I love my browns but every now and then I like to spice things up a bit with a new eyeshadow. My new fave Estee Lauder Eyeshadow Palette is the Blue Dahlia. The blues are brilliant. The highlighter helps to brighten my eyes and it compliments the deeper colors very nicely. Blue not your thing? Well this compact also comes in a pretty violet version. Please let me know what new colors you plan on trying out this fall. Till then! B.
PRODUCT DETAILS from http://www.esteelauder.com/
Eyeshadow that makes eyes come alive.
Versatile 5-color palette allows you to play with intensities, mix and blend shades, express different attitudes-soft to bold.
Holds 5 varying color intensities and finishes: matte, satin, shimmer or metallic.
The highlighter is the magic touch. Use it to brighten the look and widen eyes instantly.
The deepest shade structures and defines the eyes
TRUE VISION™ COLOR
Maximized color impact
Magnified vibrancy, clarity and dimension
HIGH PERFORMANCE WEAR
Color adheres velvety smooth, without creasing.
Long-wearing. Stays color true. Won't fade. Sleek compact includes applicator and mirror