Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Review


You know how awesome BB creams are for your face? Well, the geniuses at Jergens have harnessed the power of BB and infused it into a lotion for your body. Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream promises flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days.  But does it deliver? Watch the video to find out...   Disclosure: This post was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Sale at Gilt.com


As a huge fan of Laura Mercier (I swear by the foundation primer and tinted moisturizer), I was so excited to see that Gilt.com has a nice assortment of beauty products currently on sale. There's everything from sophisticated nail polish colors and soft mineral blush to lip glaze palettes and pencil sets to create an alluring smoky eye. Oh, and CONTINUE READING

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cover April Issue of Vogue


Welp, folks, it looks like Kanye finally wore Anna Wintour down and got his baby mama a coveted Vogue cover. So the rumors were true. There was buzz a few months back that Kim would cover the fashion bible, but then everyone assumed it would be a foreign Vogue - given Anna's alleged aversion to all things Kardashian. I CONTINUE READING

10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu


Hey Guys! As you all know the weather lately has been terrible and most of us have been getting all kinds of horrible colds and the flu, as a result. This is very personal for me because I work in retail and it seems like I get one disease after the other with all of my customers constantly sneezing CONTINUE READING

OPI and Coca-Cola Partnering on Summer Nail Polish Collection


OPI is collaborating with The Coca-Cola Company this summer. Several of the The Coca-Cola Company’s most recognized brands – including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Sprite and Fanta – will be the inspiration for a line of OPI limited edition nail lacquers that will launch internationally in June 2014. “As the global leader in the professional CONTINUE READING

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Golden Globes Gorgeous: Blake Lively

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blake+lively Golden Globes Gorgeous: Blake LivelyMakeup artist Angela Levin used Chanel products on Blake Lively for the 66th annual Golden Globes.

Beauty Inspiration: “Today my inspiration was more of a feeling or emotion than a character. It was such a sunny, beautiful day in LA, and when I saw Blake, she was just glowing with her light, happy, uplifting personality. I knew we were going to go for a bright, summery, carefree look…. with just a drop of sexy!”

Beauty Tip: To achieve Blake’s fresh, young look, Angela blended all four shades from the Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Mystic Eyes on her lids. To make her gorgeous eyes pop, she added several layers of Exceptionnel de Chanel Mascara in Smoky Noir to her lashes. On Blake’s cheeks Angela used Les Tissages de Chanel in Tweed Rose, and to add a bit of bronze shimmer, she added a touch of Chanel Sheer Brilliance in Sunkissed. Finally, for a natural but sexy lip, Angela completed the look with Chanel Glossimer in Beige Guitare.

Golden Globes Gorgeous: Anne Hathaway

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anne+hathaway Golden Globes Gorgeous: Anne HathawayMakeup Artist Kate Lee used Chanel and Lancôme products on Anne Hathaway for the 66th annual Golden Globes.

Beauty Inspiration: “Anne looked statuesque tonight. The dress was a deep navy colour, the top layer was black net, and had vibrant azure blue beading which complemented her alabaster skin tone. It is always my intention to make the look classic when it is for an award show.”

Beauty Tip: Kate chose to keep the eye sculptural and neutral. She took a small brush and blended the darkest shade in the Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Mystic Eyes from the lash line upwards slightly to soften the line. In the socket line, she used a tiny amount of Chanel Soft Touch Eye Shadow in Slate (launching in June 2009, given to Kate in advance for the Golden Globes), just enough to define the socket, and a tiny amount along the lower lash line. Next, she curled the eye lashes and applied sever layers of Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Noir. Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre in Brunet was the perfect product to gently add depth and definition to Anne’s brows.

Kate sculpted the cheekbones with Chanel Powder Blush in Nude, and on the top of the cheek bones and along the jaw and clavicle she used Lancôme Absolue Powder in Absolute Peche.

The lips were a perfect dark raspberry shade stain. To achieve this effect, Kate lined the lips in Chanel Definer in Natural, a shade that matched the color of Anne’s natural lip shade. Making sure the lips where moisturized and supple, she gently padded on Chanel Hydrabase Lipstick in Lotus Rouge, blending the edges of the lips so that there were no hard lines of color.

As a perfect finishing touch, Kate used Chanel Poudre Cristalline Ultra-Fine Translucent Powder to take away any shine from the forehead, nose and chin.

Frederic Fekkai’s Adir Abergel tended to Anne Hathaway’s tresses, creating a timeless and classic coiff reminiscent of Grace Kelly. To copy Anne’s do, start by applying Fekkai Coiff Boufant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel from roots to ends, part hair in a very deep side part. Blow dry completely with Fekkai Large Round Brush, once completely dry, take all hair into a low ponytail, applying Fekkai Coiff Magnifique to hair for texture and shine and wrap with elastic band at the nape. Take the ponytail and tuck it underneath, using a few hair pins and bobby pins to keep it secure. Once done, spray Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray for the perfect hold.

Golden Globes Gorgeous: Penelope Cruz

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penelope+cruz Golden Globes Gorgeous: Penelope CruzMakeup Artist Jeanine Lobell used Chanel products on Penelope Cruz for the 66th annual Golden Globes.

Beauty Inspiration: “Penelope is just such a classic beauty and so sexy. I just wanted to play up her eyes as the focus, working with the nude of the dress. It was important to work in neutral tones playing off the gown and using darkness rather than colour for intensity.”

Beauty Tip: Penelope’s look on the red carpet was soft and sultry, with a defined, smoky eye. Jeanine used a tinted moisturizer for her foundation, and set it with Chanel Poudre Cristalline Ultra-Fine Translucent Powder for a bright soft finish. On her eyes, she went for a classic smoky look, using the Chanel Silky Eyeshadow Duo in Brun-Express. She used the matte brown and smoked out the lid, blended into the crease, and then created a smoky line under the eye. Jeanine rimmed the lash line and in the inner lid with Chanel Intense Eye Pencil in Noir. Adding the black on the top lashes smudgy gave her a sexy blended eye. She then used Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Noir-Black on the lashes on top. For a soft, romantic look, Jeanine used Chanel Powder Blush in Rose Petale on the cheeks. Penelope’s lips were her own nude lip liner with a clear gloss, to keep the focus on the eyes.

Kim Kardashian’s Shade of Red

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kim+kardashian+red+lip Kim Kardashians Shade of RedMy girl Kim doesn’t often sport a bold lip. So when she showed up for the Fontainbleau opening in Miami wearing a crimson pout, everybody and their mother wanted to know which brand and shade she wore. Kim drops the deets on her blog:

“Well, I love red lips, and I should wear them more often! It’s so bold! I love how Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani wear red lips all the time. This color is by MAC and it’s called Russian Red, with Russian Red lip gloss on top.”

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Snag Jessica Alba’s Bangin’ New Do

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Want to snag Jessica Alba’s bangin’ new styles? Read on…ghd Artistic Ambassador Andy Bodine shares how to recreate her look using an array of ghd products…

Look 1: Sleek & Sassy

jessica+alba+1 Snag Jessica Alba’s Bangin’ New DoIf you’re born with natural texture in your hair like Jessica, you’ll need to use an iron to get hair looking this sleek. Start off with a lightweight product, like ghd thermal protector, which protects hair from the heat of your styling tools. The formula also controls static and brings out your hair’s natural shine. On hair with medium length, I use the ghd IV styler to straighten strands from root to tip. To prevent the style from looking too stiff and straight, slightly curl the ends inward. The ghd IV styler is great for this since the ceramic plates are beveled and float (meaning they have more give when you use it to curl, which prevent dents or lines in the hair). For Jessica’s fringe, I would use the ghd IV mini styler which comes with ½” plates that are great for using on shorter styles. After using the styler, apply just a small amount of ghd shining serum to smooth the cuticle and you’re ready to show off your sleek, sassy style.

Look 2: Textured & Tousled

jessica+alba+2 Snag Jessica Alba’s Bangin’ New DoIf your hair is like Jessica’s and naturally has a slight wave in it, after showering use a product that helps define that natural wave. I use ghd texture lotion on hair when it’s still slightly damp. The formula is great at defining and piecing out your hair’s natural texture without looking or feeling too stiff. Use a diffuser with your blow dryer when drying the rest of your hair to prevent frizz, then apply ghd sea spray which has Dead Sea salt crystals to help recreate movement in hair and also provides a good hold that lasts throughout the day.
If your hair doesn’t have the natural wave in it, try creating a loose wave with your styler. I take a section of hair and place my ghd IV styler close to the root. Once I clamp down on the piece, I turn the styler 180 degrees away from the face and slowly pull through to the ends of the hair. The more quickly you pull through, the looser the wave and the great thing about this look is that if your waves turn out slightly messy, it looks even better! Finish the look with ghd sea spray to add matte texture and you’re good to go!

Kim Kardashian Fave: Great Lash Mascara

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kim kardashian Kim Kardashian Fave: Great Lash Mascara
Almost every time I hear Kim Kardashian talk about her favorite beauty products, MAC’s Zoomlash Mascara makes the list. But this celebrity rump shaker doesn’t limit her lashes to zoom-a-zoom-zoom-zoom and a boom-boom. Oh no. On her blog, Kim dishes that sometimes, she likes to do drugstore…

kim mascara Kim Kardashian Fave: Great Lash Mascara“I have tried so many different mascaras and often switch, but right now I am in New Orleans and stopped off at a drug store and bought Maybelline’s Great Lash and love it! It’s all about layering: First I apply one coat then add 2 more. I like volume! This mascara is very affordable and works great! “

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Kim Kardashian’s Favorite Eye Liner

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kim+kardashian Kim Kardashians Favorite Eye Liner
I was just perusing Kim Kardashian’s blog (you know she’s one of my beauty icons) and she’s made a New Year’s resolution that I think you’ll be excited about. She’s decided to periodically post her absolute favorite beauty products – so makeup junkies like you and me can cop her style.

First up is her #1 pet eye pencil, Stila’s Kajal Eye Liner in Onyx.

stila+kajal+in+onyx Kim Kardashians Favorite Eye Liner

Kim says, “Trust me. I’ve tried every eye liner and this Stila one is so dark and lasts a long time!”

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