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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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StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway


Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection - a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck. . The StriVectin CONTINUE READING

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A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to my local Bath & Body Works store. I was on the hunt for a tropical-smelling body wash that wouldn't break the bank, and B&BW seemed like a good place to search. When I entered the store, I was greeted my a really nice saleswoman who asked me what I was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s


Every month, my girlfriends from college and I get together for dinner in the Philadelphia area. We started this tradition about two years ago, and - of course - we have a great time catching up and reminiscing!  Most of them are product-obsessed (like me), and most have been through some sort of make-up introductory when we became "of age" to wear it.  Now CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014: 20 Can't Miss Beauty Exclusives!


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. July 18th through August 3rd, shoppers nationwide will participate in what has been an annual ritual since the 1960’s. Vacation days are planned around it, lines form in anticipation of it – and it’s not only for the pre-season savings on fall fashion and accessories. During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Cosmetics department provides their devoted beauty customers the opportunity to scoop up unique limited-edition items from CONTINUE READING

Beauty Tips

Keira Knightley At Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2009 Show

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keira+knightley+chanel+beaute1 Keira Knightley At Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2009 Show
Keira Knightley loves herself some Chanel. Today, the spokeswoman attended the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2009 wearing a Chanel ensemble – and products from Chanel Beauté.

Makeup artist Kay Montano dishes on the inspiration behind Keira’s classic look:

keira+knightley+karl+lagerfeld Keira Knightley At Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2009 Show“Keira is such a classic beauty and was wearing a very chic simple Chanel black high neck top and a classic tweed skirt so I decided her make-up look should be very ingénue in contrast to her traditional attire. Keira also has a cool fringe a la Jane Birkin which frames her beautiful eyes so I decided to use her eyes as the focus.”

Kay kept Keira’s skin very translucent looking with sheer foundation Vitalumiere in Clair followed by a very light dusting of Poudre Universelle Compacte in Beige to give her skin a soft matte texture. Kay then suggested a chocolate plum eye courtesy of Quadra Eye Shadow in Mystic Eyes over a liberal smudging of Intense Eye Pencil in Ambre. The eyes were completed with Automatic Liquid Eyeliner next to the top lashes, edging to a ‘rock’ version of the classic tick plus lashings of Exceptionnel de Chanel Mascara in Smoky Noir. Powder Blush in Fandango was brushed on the cheeks to give a natural flush. Lips were given a modern retro look with a light slick of Levres Signées Chanel Satin Lip Cream Palette.

David Babaii Shares His Tips For Achieving Angelina Jolie’s SAG 2009 Hair

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angelina+jolie+sag+hair David Babaii Shares His Tips For Achieving Angelina Jolies SAG 2009 Hair
Celebrity hair stylist and co-founder of David Babaii for WildAid, David Babaii, shares his tips for re-creating Angelina Jolie’s SAG 2009 do.

angelina+jolie+sag+hair2 David Babaii Shares His Tips For Achieving Angelina Jolies SAG 2009 HairTo capture Angelina’s effortlessly elegant style, hairstylist David Babaii blow dried wet tresses to create a shiny, frizz free foundation. Next, he randomly curled her entire chocolate mane to form beautifully tousled waves. To ensure volume at the root area, spray David Babaii for WildAid Volcanic Ash Root Amplifier. Slightly back comb sections of hair and smooth out with a brush to achieve desired height. Create a low bun at the nape of the neck by gathering sections of curls and securing with black bobby pins. Finish with David Babaii for WildAid Mise En Plis Extra Hold Styling Spray for a dazzling red carpet style.

David Babaii works with Hollywood A-listers like Angelina Jolie, Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, and Scarlet Johansson, among others, and has most recently partnered with Kate Hudson on their eco-friendly hair care and styling collection, David Babaii for WildAid. David’s styles have been featured on over 100 major fashion covers, including InStyle, Vogue, ELLE, Allure, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar.

SAG Awards Beauty: America Ferrera

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america+ferrera+sag+2009 SAG Awards Beauty: America Ferrera
This year at the 15th Annual SAG Awards, America Ferrera’s makeup was inspired by her Vera Wang beige chiffon gown. Makeup artist Linda Hay wanted America’s makeup to have a fresh and romantic feel, yet very modern to compliment the gentle nature of her dreamy gown – so she decided on a very simple eye, a peachy cheek and a deep red lip.

Linda began creating her look by lightly evening out America’s complexion using YSL’s Touche Eclat where necessary, around the eyes, the nose and the corners of the mouth, followed by a light dusting of powder. She then applied Shu Uemura’s “Peche” directly to the apple of the cheek for a fresh, youthful look.

For the eyes, she drew a fine line on the top eyelid with Jouer Eye Definer in Mure. Using a large flat eye brush, Linda gently swept a shimmering white shadow from Cle de Peau #14 Eye Color Quad, across the entire lid, up and into the brow. With a smaller pointed eye brush she lined the silver shadow from the same palette to the bottom lid and from the inside corner to the outside corner of the eye. The inside of the eye was lined with Jouer Eye Clarifier in Clair. Finally, Linda applied three generous coats of Chanel mascara to both top and bottom lashes. The brow was strong and well defined using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Kit. On the Lips, Linda used MAC Viva Glam Lipstick.

How To Be A Curly Girl Like Kim Kardashian

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kim+kardashian+curly How To Be A Curly Girl Like Kim Kardashian
On her blog, Kim Kardashian answers some beauty-related fan mail. When asked about the curling iron she used to create her inauguration night look (see above), Kim responded:

I use Hot Tools curling irons. They have a bunch of different sizes. If you want smaller, tighter curls, go with a smaller iron. If you want bigger, sexy curls, go with a larger one! Since your hair is so long, I’d suggest you use their 2-inch model for bigger waves! Happy hairstyling!

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

SAG Awards Beauty: Kate Winslet

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kate winslet sag awards 2009 SAG Awards Beauty: Kate Winslet
This year at the 15th Annual SAG Awards, Best Supporting Actress winner Kate Winslet accessorized her gorgeous Narciso Rodriguez gown and dazzling Chopard jewels with a little help from Fekkai, Lancome, Avon and Serge Lutens.

kate+winslet+sag+2009 SAG Awards Beauty: Kate WinsletKate’s glamorous low bun and side swept bang were created by Frederic Fekkai stylist Renato Campora using Fekkai products. To get the look, apply More All Day Density Styling Whip to wet hair for added volume. On the bottom portion only apply Coiff Magnifique Ultra-Light Finishing Creme to ends for a smooth blowout and to protect hair from the heat of styling tools. Using the Large Round Brush, blow dry hair and part on the right side. Once completely dry, use a one inch curling iron throughout hair to create tousled movement with dimension. Apply Technician Glaze to ends working it through with fingers for texture that is not too heavy. Tease the top of the head – ever so slightly – to create a touch of height. Next pull hair back into a low ponytail. Create a loose braid and twist it around to form a bun. Secure with pins. Making a braid helps to keep the bun from appearing to severe and gives it the soft modern touch.

kate+winslet+lancome+sag+2009 SAG Awards Beauty: Kate WinsletCelebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey played up Kate’s eyes with lots of black eyeliner, mascara and shimmering shadow paired with a soft neutral palette on her lips and cheeks. Jillian used Lancôme Artliner in Noir on the upper lash line and then lightly dusted Jillian Dempsey Professional for Avon Eyeshadow Trio in Pebble Wash on the eyelid. She finished the eyes with a few coats of Lancôme Ôscillation Mascara in Black. For the lips, she used Serge Lutens nude lip liner and filled in the entire lip. Finally, she applied Color Fever Gloss in Engaging, a very sheer nude shade, for a high-shine pout.

RuPaul Says Practice Makes Perfect

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rupaul RuPaul Says Practice Makes PerfectHere’s a great beauty tip from dragalicous queen RuPaul, courtesy of the February 2009 issue of Allure Magazine:

“Practice when you have nowhere to go.”

Simple and genius. Try it sometime.

You better work!

Golden Globes Gorgeous: Laura Linney and Christina Applegate

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Physicians Formula celebrity makeup artist Joanna Schlip was on hand to help beautify A-list actress Laura Linney, who took home the Golden Globe for her performance in “John Adams” and Christina Applegate, nominated for her work in “Samantha Who?”

laura+linney Golden Globes Gorgeous: Laura Linney and Christina Applegate
Laura Linney

Skin Care: La Mer The Mist, La Mer The Moisturizing Lotion, La Mer The Lip Balm
Foundation: DiorSkin Pure Light in Cameo
Concealer: Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen in Candlelight
Powder: Physician’s Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Pressed Powder in Warm Beige
Bronzer: Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster in Light to Medium
Blush: Physician’s Formula 100% Natural Origin 2-in-1 Bronzer and Blush in Bronzer and Ginger
Eye Shadow: Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips in Vegas Strip
Eye Liner: Physician’s Formula Eye Definer Felt-Tip Eye Marker in Cool Black / Dior Crayon Eyeliner – Waterproof Trinidad Black 094 (Jet Black)
Brows: Dior Powder Brow Pencil in Blonde
Mascara: DiorShow
Lips: Dior Contour Lip Liner in Holiday Red / Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in 757 / Red Premiere Rouge Dior Replenishing Lipcolor
Highlights/Contour: Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Illuminating Veil in Warming Glow / Physician’s Formula 100% Natural Origin 2-in-1 Bronzer and Blush in Bronzer and Ginger
Body: MAC Strobe Cream

christina+applegate Golden Globes Gorgeous: Laura Linney and Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate

Skin Care: La Mer The Mist, La Mer The Moisturizing Lotion, La Mer The Lip Balm
Foundation: DiorSkin Pure Light in Light Beige
Concealer: DiorSkin Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer in Beige
Powder: Physician’s Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Pressed Powder in Buff Beige Organics
Bronzer: Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster in Light to Medium
Blush: Physician’s Formula 100% Natural Origin 2-in-1 Bronzer and Blush in Light Bronzer / Pink Rose
Eye Shadow: Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips in Miami Strip
Eye Liner: Physician’s Formula Eye Definer Felt-Tip Eye Marker in Soft Black / Dior Crayon Eyeliner – Waterproof Trinidad Black 094 (Jet Black)
Brows: Dior Powder Brow Pencil in Blonde
Mascara: DiorShow
Lips: Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in A Lick of Taffy / Dior Contour Lip Liner in Nude Rose
Highlights/Contour: Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips in Sunkissed Glow (Highlighter) / Physician’s Formula 100% Natural Origin 2-in-1 Bronzer and Blush in Light Bronzer / Pink Rose Body: MAC Strobe Cream

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