Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!


My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I've got stubble. And forget about skipping days...unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

Tatcha, I'm So Glad I Gotcha


I'm home on maternity leave, so I spend an inordinate amount of time nursing my daughter, burping her and changing her diapers - all the while, watching hours of QVC. I don't know what it is, but I am mesmerized by QVC demonstrations. If I'm channel surfing and I happen to land on QVC, it's damn near impossible for CONTINUE READING

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New York Fashion Week: Lela Rose, Fall 2009

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lela+rose+fall+2009 New York Fashion Week: Lela Rose, Fall 2009

 New York Fashion Week: Lela Rose, Fall 2009For her Fall 2009 collection, Lela Rose drew inspiration from the rainforest – and the creepy crawlies that call it home. To help transform the models into chic, tropics-trekking entomologists, Lela enlisted the help of two of the biggest names in the beauty business.

Celebrity makeup artist Tina Turnbow (for Beauty.com) used products from Stila Cosmetics to reinforce the rainforest theme. Tina prepped the skin with Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, Perfecting Concealer and Sheer Pressed Powder.

“The skin is fresh and dewy, not dead and matte,” Tina explained. “I’m so excited to have the skin be healthy and shiny and glowing.”

When I asked if dewy skin was an emerging trend for Fall, Tina confessed that she’s ready to see the skin again. “I love the idea of sheen. I love seeing the skin, and powder usually takes that away. This morning, we’re only applying powder to the t-zone.”

 New York Fashion Week: Lela Rose, Fall 2009

 New York Fashion Week: Lela Rose, Fall 2009

 New York Fashion Week: Lela Rose, Fall 2009

 New York Fashion Week: Lela Rose, Fall 2009Models’ lids were painted with gold and green shadows from the Precious Pearl Palette and lined in Kajal Eye Liner (in Emerald and Pearl) along with Stila Smudge Pot in Jade – to mimic the the “iridescent, pearlescent shell of a beetle.”

Cheeks were earthily flushed, using Convertible Color in Camellia and pouts glossed with Lip Glaze in Praline. Eyeshadow in Constellation and Venus (new shades) were brushed over brows and high on the cheekbones to give the face definition and impart a jungle-like wetness to the look.

I wasn’t surprised to see mane magician Ted Gibson backstage, as he and Lela love to collaborate. For the past two seasons, I have chatted with Ted backstage at Lela Rose – and he always serves up something fierce.

Every fashion week, I am amazed by his conceptual (yet accessible) hairstyles…and this season’s coiffure made me heart Ted all the more.

 New York Fashion Week: Lela Rose, Fall 2009

 New York Fashion Week: Lela Rose, Fall 2009While Tina Turnbow was inspired by the beetle, Ted found his muse in Odonata – aka the dragonfly.

To create the insect-inspired do, Ted created a center part, then swept hair back into a “youthful ponytail.” The voluminous crown was created using Build It. Tame It Shine Lotion smoothed the hair and calmed flyaways. The ponytail was coiled and blasted with heat from a hair dryer (air concentrator nozzle on), to give the hair texture.

Finally, the twisted tail was set with Beautiful Hold Hairspray, which smells so wondorous that you want to spray it on – whether or not your hair needs help staying put.

Kim Kardashian Vegas Magazine How-To Makeup Video: Part 3

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kim+kardashian+and+mario+makeup Kim Kardashian Vegas Magazine How To Makeup Video: Part 3
For the final segment of Kim Kardashian’s Vegas Magazine How-To Makeup Video, makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic show fans how to complete Kim’s eye makeup, contour the face and gloss the lips.

In part 3 of the video, Mario uses the following products:

MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder
Giella Custom Blend Eye Shadow in Bedazzle
Smashbox Bronze Lights Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin The Pure Powder Glow Blush in Shadore
MAC Cremestick Liner in Gingerroot
MAC Lipstick in Fresh Brew
MAC Lipstick in Hug Me
MAC Dazzleglass in Glamour OD (limited-edition)
MAC Dazzleglass in Sugarrimmed (limited-edition)
Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Clear

Click here for part 1 and part 2 of the video.

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here.

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Kim Kardashian Vegas Magazine How-To Makeup Video: Part 2

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mario+and+kim++kardashian Kim Kardashian Vegas Magazine How To Makeup Video: Part 2
In Part 2 of Kim Kardashian’s Vegas Magazine How-To Makeup Video, Kim and makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic continues to apply Kim’s eye makeup. In this segment, Mario uses the following products:

MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder
Smashbox Double-Ended Smudger Brush #20
billybBEAUTY Eyelash Curler
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer
Shu Uemura Pro Concealer
Estee lauder Loose Powder

If you missed part 1 of the how-to, click here. Stay tuned for part 3

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here.

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Kim Kardashian Vegas Magazine How-To Makeup Video: Part 1

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kim+kardashian+makeup+vegas+magazine Kim Kardashian Vegas Magazine How To Makeup Video: Part 1
On her blog, Kim Kardashian posted this how-to video, so that fans can cop her Vegas Magazine look (above). In the video, makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic gives shout outs to the following products:

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer
Giorgio Armani foundation
beautyblender
MAC Eye Shadow in Cork
Max Factor No Color Mascara
Urban Decay Eye Shadows in Vapor
Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Chopper
Stila #15 Double-Sided Crease and Liner Brush

Stay tuned for part 2

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here.

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Oscars 2009 Beauty: Vanessa Hudgens

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vanessa+hudgens+oscars+2009 Oscars 2009 Beauty: Vanessa Hudgens
Actress and Neutrogena brand ambassador, Vanessa Hudgens, was glowing alongside boyfriend, Zac Efron, at last night’s 81st Annual Academy Awards. The actress’s natural beauty was enhanced with neutral shades and warm pink lips.

vanessa hudgens academy awards 2009 Oscars 2009 Beauty: Vanessa HudgensTo achieve her naturally beautiful evening look, celebrity makeup artist, Karan Mitchell, first applied Neutrogena Healthy Skin Glow Sheers in Light to Medium to Vanessa’s already radiant skin.

To set the look and add a hint of shimmer, she then applied Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Blush in in Natural Apricot to the apples of her cheeks, followed by a touch of Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Illuminator.

To create Vanessa’s soft-smoky eye, Mitchell began by applying Neutrogena 3-in-1 Concealer for Eyes in Medium underneath the eye to rid of any dark circles, and on the eyelid as an eye-shadow base. She then used Nourishing Eye Duo in Fairy Dust, applying the darker shade to the crease and then brushing the accent shade over the entire lid up to the brow bone. Mitchell finished by applying two coats of Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara in Carbon Black.

To complement Vanessa’s darker eye, Mitchell applied a mixture of two pink moisture-infused lip colors – Neutrogena MoistureShine Lipstick SPF 20 in Angel’s Blush and Sheer Luck.

vanessa hudgens oscars 2009 hair Oscars 2009 Beauty: Vanessa HudgensFHI Heat National Artistic Director Angel del Solar explains step-by-step how to recreate Vanessa’s glamorous hairstyle. “Take 2 x 2 inch triangles, lightly saturate the hair with your favorite aerosol hairspray. Comb through the section to make sure hair is evenly distributed. With one hand, take entire section and twist to base. Place the FHI Heat 3/4″ Curling Iron underneath the section. Take the hair and wind around the FHI Heat 3/4″ Curling Iron. Hold for approximately 15 seconds – slide iron out and secure with the FHI Heat T-Rex Clips. Complete the entire head in this fashion. Let it all cool and remove clips. Apply approximately 1/2 a dime size of FHI Heat Hot Sauce to hands to emulsify – work through sections gently.”

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Oscars 2009 Beauty: Alicia Keys

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alica+keys+oscars+2009 Oscars 2009 Beauty: Alicia Keys

alicia keys academy awards 2009 Oscars 2009 Beauty: Alicia KeysFor Alicia Keys, celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff was inspired by Veronica Lake, Lena Horne and “the women in Hollywood in the 40′s and 50′s.”

Eyes: Dior 5-Color Eyeshadow in Tropical Mist, Dior Crayon Eyeliner in Trinidad Black, Dior Brow Pencil in Blond and Diorshow Brow in Shiny Blond

Lips: Mary Kay Lip Liner in Raspberry and Mary Kay Fleur De Polynesie Lipstick

Cheeks: DiorBlush in Fruit de Mar

Skin: Skin was refreshed – so it looks dewy – with Dior Cleansing Water For Face And Eyes. It also locks makeup in and makes it last.

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Oscars 2009 Beauty: Amanda Seyfried

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Amanda+Seyfried+Oscars+2009 Oscars 2009 Beauty: Amanda Seyfried
Celebrity makeup artist Monika Blunder created a “classic Hollywood glamour” look for “Mamma Mia” actress Amanda Seyfried, using cosmetics by Dior.

Amanda Seyfried academy awards 2009 Oscars 2009 Beauty: Amanda Seyfried“This is not the time to experiment or create trends, it’s the time to enhance natural beauty,” says Blunder. “Amanda is part of Hollywood’s elite
youth, so we wanted to make her natural, fresh, and modern.”

Skin: Prep with Dior HydrAction Hydra-Protective Eye Creme SPF 20, Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup SPF 10 in #021, Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen in #001, DiorSkin Pressed Powder 002

Eyes: Dior Crayon Eyeliner in Deep Brown, Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Beige Massai, Diorshow Mascara in Black, Diorshow Brow in Transparent

Blush: DiorBlush in Peachy Keen

Lips: Dior Glossy Liner in Glossy Brown and Rouge Dior Lipstick in Actress Chestnut

Photo: Wireimage

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