Because my hair is over-processed, dry and damaged, I only wash it about once a week. Which means that when I “do” it, I better do it right – or else my hair will look jacked for the next seven days. Forget a bad hair day; it’s more like a bad hair week for me. So when I’m offered CONTINUE READING
This weekend, grab your girlfriends and go see The Best Man Holiday – which hits theaters today.
On Tuesday, I attended a screening with Mama Spoiled Pretty and her BFF, Estelle – and we had so much fun. We laughed hard and cried harder (this rom-com is also a tearjerker - so bring some tissues). In fact, I got so CONTINUE READING
As a beauty expert, women always ask me for tips on long-lasting, fresh-looking, flawless makeup. And my answer is always the same: make time to prime. It doesn’t matter whether you have 50 minutes or 5 minutes to apply your makeup – you should always take the time to prep your canvas to achieve the best result possible. You CONTINUE READING
Neutrogena announced today that Emmy nominated actress (and my homegirl) Kerry Washington has joined the brand’s current roster of talent. Smart move, right? I mean...just look at this goddess's face!
Not only will Kerry be one of the faces for Neutrogena - but for the first time ever, she will also serve as a “creative consultant” to the brand, sharing CONTINUE READING
As you probably know, I am a marketing professional by day, a beauty blogger by night and a mom/wife 24/7. But what you may not know is that, after graduating from college, I attended law school. Ultimately, I chose a different path - which makes me much happier. What doesn't make me happy, however, are the school loans I've CONTINUE READING
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Shopbop.com, one of my favorite online retailers, is having a Friends & Family Sale. Now through October 17, take 25% off your purchase using coupon code INTHEFAMILY25.
Shopbop doesn't have sales often, so I plan to take advantage of the savings. Here's what I've got in my virtual shopping cart (I won't get everything, CONTINUE READING
Have you ever wanted to ask Kim Kardashian for advice on relationships, beauty, health, fashion or style? I know many of you do because I’m constantly inundated with emails asking how to cop Kim’s style. Anyway, now you can get the answers to your questions straight from Kim.
Listen to Kim’s exclusive answers every week with her official iPhone app. The interactive app gives you a glimpse into Kim’s fabulous life. Kim will be selecting questions and answering them every Tuesday and Friday for her app community to listen to exclusively. Selected questions will also be tweeted to Kim’s 3 million followers, making the question – askers instant Twitter celebrities!
Besides following Kim’s latest tweets, you can catch up on the latest Kim Kardashian videos and pictures – even locate your closest Sephora to find her new perfume.
The app also includes a Virtual 3D Avatar of Kim, which lets you watch as she strikes signature poses or blows you a kiss.
Today, COVERGIRL introduced its newest LashBlast mascara – LashBlast Fusion. It’s COVERGIRL’s first ever volume and length mascara, so now lashes that want it all, can have it all! COVERGIRL Global Creative Design Director, Pat McGrath previewed LashBlast Fusion exclusively during Fall/Winter 2010 New York Fashion Week.
LashBlast Fusion will be available in-stores nationwide this April, but you can get it before anyone else staring March 12th during the exclusive online pre-sale.
LashBlast Fusion has a suggested retail price of $8.99 and pre-sale customers can take advantage of free shipping from March 12th – April 5th, limited quantity while supplies last.
My girl, Beth Shapouri, over at Glamour Magazine has ridiculously shiny hair. But she’ll be the first person to admit that she has a drugstore product, and not good genes, to thank for her lustrous locks.
“The question I get asked most by Girls in the Beauty Department readers – hands down – is what I use on my hair to get it to shine. The answer was, is and, for the foreseeable future, will be a product that costs about $10. It’s pretty straightforward: I just slather it on every few days and it leaves behind a layer of shine that wears away over a couple of shampoos. But there are a few things I’d warn you to take into consideration here. It can weigh down fine hair, so it’s not for everyone. If you’re using the colored ones (to amp up your hue), you have to rinse your palms immediately or they’ll get stained. And some hair types can handle it more often than others, so you have to experiment to find your magic number of days – use it too often and it’ll change the texture of your hair slightly (but not permanently).”
Thanks for the tip, Beth!
Spoiled Pretty readers – what are some of your favorite products under $10? Share your frugalista fab finds in the comments section.
First and foremost, I’m an epic fan of your work! The advice you give is extremely helpful. So, I was hoping that you could help me out with one particular struggle I have with applying makeup. I have relatively small eyes and not a lot of eyelid area – a trait I’ve inherited from my Asian side of the gene pool. This has inhibited me from attempting the smokey-eyed makeup or any other bold looks why my eyes. How should I apply eye makeup so that it gives the illusion of bigger eyes?
You should not be afraid to try different bold looks on your beautiful Asian eyes! If you’re not happy with the look, wipe it off and give it another try.
To open up your eyes and make them appear larger, simply swipe a light eye pencil along the inner rims of your eyes. The pencil can work in a vanilla or cream color. For a more dramatic contrast, try a white pencil. Apply light colors on your lids and darker shadow along your crease. Try keeping the darker colors away from the inner corners of your eyes as that will bring the eyes closer together.
When going for a smokey eye, try copper shadows or plum instead of black and always curl your lashes – it really helps to open the eyes. Practice makes pretty! Thanks for visiting my column!
xo, Mario Got a question for Mario? Email your makeup and skin care queries to firstname.lastname@example.org, and check back next Monday to read Mario’s expert advice!
“We wanted to achieve a sexy and sophisticated look while keeping it balanced with her dress. With luminous skin and neutral-glossed lips, I was able to really focus on her beautiful almond-shaped eyes.” -Makeup artist Vera Steimberg, for NARS Cosmetics
Zoe Saldana wore the following products to achieve a fresh and luminous effect:
* Orgasm Illuminator * Enchanted Cream Blush (NEW for Summer 2010; try Gueule de Nuit Cream Blush for a similar effect) * Lamu Multiple (NEW for Summer 2010; try South Beach Multiple for a similar effect) * Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (NEW for Summer 2010, Available May 1st) * Brousse Duo Eyeshadow * Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo * Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara * Love Devotion Lipstick (NEW for Summer 2010; try Casablanca Lipstick for a similar effect) * Ophelia Lip Gloss
Makeup artist Mylah Morales used the following products on Precious star Paula Patton:
“For Paula Patton’s Oscar beauty look I started by applying Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil to clean up her skin and create an ideal canvas for foundation application. Next I applied Giorgio Armani Foundation and set the foundation with a sheer layer of COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Pressed Powder, followed by COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer for a gorgeous, bronze glow. To accentuate and enhance Paula’s stunning orange dress, I focused on gold and brown shades for her eyes. I applied gold powder shadow in the corners of her eyes followed by a layer of COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast in Bronze Fire over her lid for a gorgeous red carpet eye look. I completed her eye look with a few swipes of COVERGIRL LashBlast Length Mascara for dramatic, ultra-long lashes. For Paula’s lips, I kept them pretty natural and used a peachy shade of gloss that matched her natural lipcolor. To complete Paula’s overall look I applied NARS Blush in Taj Mahal followed by Shu Uemura Facial Hydration Mist to lock-in Paula’s makeup and help it last her through the night.”
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