Friday, July 31, 2009
These are a few of Jada Pinkett Smith's favorite things...and while saying this now I can't get the favorite things song out of my head...
...Girls in white dresses and blue satin sashes,
Snow flakes that stay on my nose and eye-lashes,
Silver white winters that melt into spring,
These are a few of my favorite things... When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things,
and then I don't feel so bad!
OOpps sorry about that I just got taken away in the song...lol
Ok now back to Jada's favorite things...
Juicy Couture terry zip jacket
"I live in my Juicy jacket. I travel in it, go to work in it, and kick around the house in it."
Utz Potato Chips
"When I want to splurge, I go for chips."
Nars the Multiple in South Beach
"This blush is brilliant because it's easy to use and goes on quickly."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
"Some people call it campy; I think it's crazy genius."
Valentino & Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules Perfume
"I like to mix contrasting scents, like flowery and earthy."
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Check out Lemondrops article Double Your Pleasure, Beauty Products That Do Double Duty
Did you know that Razor Burn Healers/Skin Soothers can be used for a zit zapper???
Read the article for more clever product uses... Double Your Pleasure...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
MSN has posted an article stating that tanning beds are as deadly as arsenic!
Cancer risk jumps 75% if ultraviolet radiation device is used before age of 30!
Click here to read article
Check out his must see video about Lashes... Victor C. Lashes
"BlackTrack Fluidline is a master of Disguise- I use it to make the false lash track go bye-bye, by blending it into the natural lashes...watch the video and I'll give you the big picture on the ultimate new lash looks!"~ Victor C.
For Victor's Faves, Shop Here
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Ulta is offering a 10 day supply of bareMinerals for free. All you need to do is print out the coupon and take it to any Ulta store and get a Free 10 Day Supply of Bare Minerals Hydrating Veil and Brush. No purchase necessary! Click here to print your coupon!
So here they are from 10-1
10. Garnier Fructis Fortifying Curl & Shine Cream Conditioner
9. Dove Advanced Care Conditioner
8. Aveda Blue Malva Color Conditioner
7. TIGI Bed Head Control Freak Conditioner
6. Lush Veganese
5. Alberto VO5 Silky Experiences Moisturizing Conditioner
4. Carol's Daughter Vanilla Leave-in Conditioner
3. Burt's Bees More Moisture Raspberry & Brazil Nut Conditioner
2. Jonathan Product Condition Leave-in
1. John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Light Reflecting Moisturizing Conditioner
Click Here to read complete article and product reviews... The 10 Lowest Rated Conditioners
Monday, July 27, 2009
Lash Activator, $35
"Use this primer/mascara to fatten up your fringe with a single swipe."
It visibly increases the appearance of lash length and fullness in 30 days.
CLARISONIC & PHILOSOPHY
Exclusive Set ($288 Value), $225
"Get skin 6x cleaner than traditional scrubbing with this cult-fave power tool."
The sonic cleaning allows skin to better absorb other fave products-like Philosophy's bestsellers.
Leg Shine to Go, $10
"Give your limbs a glamazon glow with this bronzing stick."
"You can apply it to your pulse points for a beachin solid fragrance fix."
Breakthrough Performance Lipstick SPF 15, $22
"Slick this hot hue on your lips for a sizzling summer smile."
It also protects and perfects with its SPF 15, collagen-boosters, and anti-agers.
Lifted Natural Eye primer with Firmitol $20
"This universal eye base locks shadow in place all day and ups pigment payoff."
"It's clinically proven to tighten lids and smooth lines, too."
Friday, July 24, 2009
By the editors of FitnessMagazine.com
To get a hot body, Gunnar Peterson, Angelina Jolie's personal trainer, recommends making exercise a regular part of your routine, like brushing your teeth. He developed this exercise to work Angelina Jolie's butt and obliques. Add this move to your exercise routine so you too can look like Angelina.
The exercise: Twisting lunge
A. Stand with feet parallel, arms at sides. Take a large step backward with left foot.
B. Turn so your upper body faces all the way to the left, and pivot both feet so your left foot faces forward and your right foot faces out (heel of left foot is perpendicular to right). Lower hands toward floor over left leg, being careful to keep left knee in line with left ankle. Pivot back to center and repeat on opposite leg. Do 12 to 15 reps; switch sides.
I own Gunnar Peterson's Core Secrets workout and I must say the guy knows what he is doing. That gave me some of the best Ab workouts I have ever done! So I would trust anything he says. Plus he is responsible for some of the hottest bodies in Hollywood!
Article Source: FitnessMagazine.com
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Even Katherine Heigl swears by it...
She says: " "I've managed to find ways of looking put together without spending an hour before going to the grocery store. This tinted moisturizer has good coverage and it's not heavy just very natural."
Megan Fox was looking oh so sexy at Fuse's "No. 1 Countdown" in New York wearing a black leather motorcycle jacket, leggings and a Panther print tank by Stella McCartney. But then again when doesn't Megan Fox look hot?? Animal print tanks are really in right now. Celebs like Charlize Theron and Emily Deschanel have also been sporting the Panther tank, which retails for $145.
Personally I wouldn't spend $145 on a tank top...so thank god for Forever 21! They carry a similar tank you can pick up for only $11.80!! Now that's my kind of tank ;)
I just want to say both of these women still look FABULOUS! No way you would ever catch either one of them wearing Mom jeans! Fashion icons!
Pictures: from Eonline
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Unfortunately after quiet a few years being out in the sun even my olive tone skin still has some sun damage...and I'm only 27! Boo... But I have been on the look out for a product that will help even out my skin tone. So I did some research on what the new hot product was and came across Clinique Even Better and here is my review...
What Clinique says:
"Now you can virtually undo the visible signs of past sun damage, dark patches, age spots, even acne scarring. Starting in just 4 weeks.
... a lightweight serum that gently creates-for all ethnicities- a notably more even complexion with a brightness and clarity you thought long gone."
What I say:
After 4 weeks of applying the serum twice daily...one in the morning before putting make up on and one in the evening before I went to bed, I really didn't notice much of a difference. They provide you with a skin tone card and you are suppose to compare from day one until the end of 4 weeks...especially with any dark spots you are focusing on. It comes in a pretty small bottle and cost $40. (So there is barely a 4weeks supply and it is pricey.) It definitely left my skin feeling smooth after I put it on. It is a great primer for foundation! But I also have very sensitive skin, so I am prone to breakouts...and yes this did make me break out. I know some products work better for some than others so I am not saying this product is a total failure it just didn't work well for me. I am very disappointed because I was really excited to try it out especially since it was a beauty award winner! Maybe if I used a bit more of the serum each day it would have worked better but then it definitely wouldn't have lasted me 4 weeks. So overall not the best skin tone corrector but a great foundation primer!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Living Proof Straight Making No Frizz Styling Cream for Medium to Thick Hair
"Created by MIT scientists, this smoothing sensation is the biggest antifrizz breakthrough in 30 years."
Benefit Crescent Row Fragrance Collection
"Benefit's new alluring scents-housed in mini cocktail shaker bottles-pack major perfume personality."
I just love the packaging...that alone makes me want to buy them. So cute!
Ojon 3 for $33 Shine & Protect Hair Ritual Kit
"Enhance your hair's brilliance with Ojon's botanically based, limited-edishine tress kit."
LORAC Red Carpet Reveal Eye & Cheek Palette
"LORAC's stunning palette is packed with daytime-to-glam shades handpicked by Hollywood makeup artist Carol Shaw."
DERMAdoctor MED e TATE
" These take-anywhere towelettes banish sweat in a single swipe with a powerful antiperspirant."
These are great to put in your gym bag!! Really you could even keep a couple in your purse...just in case ;)
Sephora Brand Makeup Palette To Go
'With shadows, glosses, and blush, this pocket-size palette is like a mini makeup studio-and only $15."
Anastasia Line Erasing Serum
"Fine lines and wrinkles don't stand a chance against the natural hydrators and botanical infusions found in this lifting serum for faces."
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Total Beauty has listed their picks for Top Mascaras under $10.00...Let's count them down number 11 to number 1.
11. Almay One Coat Nourishing Lengthening Mascara, $5.99
10. Wet n Wild MegaProtein Mascara, $2.29
9. L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Clean Definition Mascara, $8.99
8. CoverGirl Queen Collection Volume Mascara, $6.99
7. Maybelline New York Lash Discovery Mini-Brush Washable Mascara, $6.25
6. Rimmel London Lycra Lash Extender Mascara, $7.29
5. Maybelline New York Full 'N Soft Waterproof Mascara, $6.59
4. Max Factor Volume Couture Mascara, $7.19
3. N.Y.C. New York Color Thickening Mascara, $1.44
2. CoverGirl Professional All in One Waterproof Mascara, $5.33
1. Max Factor Stretch & Separate Waterproof Mascara, $6.19
Hmmmm...I do see something missing here. I can't believe that Maybelline Great Lash is not listed!! It is usually about $4.99 so it is obviously under $10.00 and it has won awards year after year as one of the best mascaras out there!! I use it daily it is one of my favorite mascaras even better than some of the more expensive brands I have bought from Sephora.
Click here if you would like to read the full article and reviews of each product
Top Drug Store Mascaras
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I recently had an email sent to me from a fellow tweeter(is that what you call it?...you know another twitter person...I'm still new to the twitter scene.) Anyways... he wrote me about a great new lash and eyebrow product from HydroPeptide called HydroPeptide Lash Longer Fuller Lusher. It sounds FABULOUS! Here is what Lash Longer Fuller Lusher is all about...
"It is the first product without prostaglandin to pioneer the power of plant stem cell and growth factor technology to nourishes and revive lashes and brows while you sleep.
In a 56 day 34 woman independent consumer evaluation, 8 out of 10 users of HydroPeptide Lash felt their eyelashes looked fuller in just 4 weeks. 92 percent of women said their eyebrows appeared thicker and lusher, and 96 percent said their brows appeared fuller. Just as impressive, 94 percent of participants said their eyelashes appeared to increase in length and 96 percent said their lashes appeared more thick, lush, and full. Visual analog scores (VAS) demonstrated statistically significant increases after 4 weeks (46.05% and 45.68%), 6 weeks (93.42% and 90.12%) and 8 weeks (140.79% and 143.20%) in perceived eyelash/eyebrow thickness."
- HydroPeptide Lash (5ml) is a 24 week supply (without the hassle of applicators) with significant results occurring within 4-6 weeks
- HydroPeptide Lash is drug free and has no risk of side effects, such as itching (the most common side effect from other similar lash enhancing products)
- Reconstructive Peptides strengthen & condition the hair follicle, to prevent lash breakage which allows them to reach their full potential.
Special thanks to Justin from April Rain Skin Science!
"Here is an easy make it yourself recipe for facial toner if you have oily skin.
Mix a solution of one half water and one half apple cider vinegar. Apply to oily spots and let it remain. Repeat this frequently."
B.T.W. Picture has nothing to do with facial toner...but I just liked it :) And couldn't find anything that would go along with this today.
Monday, July 13, 2009
True Blood star Anna Paquin says she prepares for sexy scenes by getting a spray tan.
“It’s amazing how different your body looks with a good spray tan. It’s self-esteem in a backwards vacuum. I work out a lot, as anyone facing a job where they’re naked would!”
Source: Celebrity Beauty Buzz
Friday, July 10, 2009
" ...keeps fit by jumping on the treadmill 4-5 times a week,sticking to a vegetarian diet, and keeping a food journal where she jots down everything she eats."
"...stays in shape by skipping giant sodas and high fat snacks. She eats a 1,200 calorie diet of lean protein,veggies and brown rice- she also does cardio 3 times a week."
" ...claims she can eat whatever she wants, but she says she maintains her weight by running several times a week and doing yoga on the beach." (I wish I could eat whatever I want!)
"Joss says she was born a vegetarian. And she avoids tour foods like pizza and instead goes for healthier choices like avocados."
"This Sugarland singer stays in top form by sticking to a semi-vegetarian(seafoods,eggs,dairy and tons of fruits and vegetables) diet. She’s also a hard core yoga fan."
"Alanis keeps in tip top shape by sticking to a 90/10 vegan diet.
“You can call me a 90/10 vegan, which means every now and then I have a piece of salmon.” She also does pilates sessions 5 times a week."
Source: Beauty and Fitness Blog
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Make small eyes look bigger with white eye liner. Line the inner rim of the lower lashes with a white eye liner pencil. Sweep a light pink or silver shadow on the inner corners of the eye.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Go easy on the skin care products if your facial skin is dry or sensitive. If your skin feels dry rough and flaky when you touch it then it needs extra tender loving care. Be sure to moisturize in the morning and before bedtime to keep your skin soft and smooth and to protect it against the additional loss of moisture. Use a cream cleanser to remove make up and dirt at night. And take warm showers instead of hot ones. Lots of hot water can drain moisture out of your skin and leave it itchy and dry. Be sure to use moisturizing lotion after bathing.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Scarlett Johansson is always on the list for sexiest women...no matter who's list it is. And come on now she is even married to hottie Ryan Reynolds and was just recently made the face of the new D&G makeup line! So of course everyone wants to know how she stays so beautiful!!
Well she recently spilled her secrets and fav products to Instyle magazine.
On her signature lips
“I’m a huge believer in the power of lipstick, especially red – it’s like instant glamour in a tube.”
On being a brunette
“Well, I can wear seafoam green without looking washed out. Let’s just say the best thing about hair color is that it’s only temporary.”
On preparing for an event
“Old Hollywood glamour, that’s what I think of when I’m getting ready for an event.”
Scarlett’s favorite beauty products:
Sensai by Kanebo Lip Treatment, $65S.J. says " This stuff is fantastic I use it everyday to keep my lips moist and soft."
Elemis Vital Face Sunscreen SPF 15, $29
S.J says " I have super sensitive skin I can't use anything too frangrance-y."
L’Oreal Professionnel Colorist Mahogany Conditioner, $17
S.J says "It keeps my new darker hair color from fading."
Kiehl’s Liquid Body Cleanser in Grapefruit, $16
S.J says " A friend turned me on to this - it's delicate and just smells nice."
Dolce & Gabbana Lip Gloss in Ruby, $29
S.J says" This is a really true red. It's gorgeous."
Jurlique Purifying Mask, $45
S.J says "My pores get clogged when I wear a lot of makeup, so I try to use this once a week."
Dolce & Gabbana Powder Foundation in Creamy, $59
S.J says " I always like to start with a matte base and then add shimmer."