I’ve gotten plenty of pitches for products claiming to make you look younger and skinnier. But the latest one takes the cake; a new oral pill called Go Away Gray that claims to permanently halt and reverse the graying process. Can you believe?! Read More
As the Fall 2013 fashion shows have wrapped up, we are beginning to unearth our warm weather wardrobes. This season up your beauty game with seductive eyes, bold lips and funky hair.
EYES: smoldering shadow and liner
Forget low key eye makeup and go for the glam, courtesy of Pat McGrath and the Gucci runway. Trace outer rims with dark brown liner and apply matching shadow on the lids. For a little more dimension add a shimmery cream highlighter to the inner corner and brow bone. Bring it home with sky high lashes! Read More
TAGS beauty, beauty-trends, eye-makeup, Gucci, hair, hair-trends, Jason Wu, lips, Mac, makeup, makeup-trends, red-lips, runway style, spring-trends, Tori Burch, trends
Next time you’re picking up toilet paper, take a ganders into the haircare aisle. Suave’s new line of shampoos and conditioners with Moroccan argan oil is a great buy — $3 for a bottle of shampoo! This isn’t a new ingredient. I’ve praised argan oil
before for its moisturizing properties. However, you can’t beat this price. Most important, the formula delivers. I washed my locks with the Shine Shampoo and Conditioner, and it gave my hair noticeable shine and softness.
From Lea Michelle’s glowy skin to Jessica Alba’s vibrant lips, we’ve got the details behind the best beauty looks of the night.
Lea Michelle’s ‘goddess’ glow:
1. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #8 and # 6 ($59.00 each)
2. For cheeks, blend L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift, Blush Pink Lift and Nude Lift, ($12.95)
3. We were drooling over Lea’s skin, which glowed on stage. Her makeup artist Melanie Ingelssis dusted on YSL’s Terre Saharienne Bronzing Powder in Golden Sand ($50.00)
TAGS 2013 Golden Globes, Awards Show, celebrity beauty looks, fishtail braid, golden globes, hair, Jessica Chastain, jessica-alba, Lea Michelle, Lucy Lui, makeup, Rachel Weisz, Star Beauty
There’s no shortage of salons, boutiques and med spas in Chicago. However, if you prefer to set the trends, not follow them, here’s the talent you need to know about.
AJ Johnson, owner of AJ’s of Chicago
(648 Randolph St.)
If you want healthy, shiny hair, AJ is your man. This beauty industry vet got his big break styling supermodel Iman’s hair, and he’s been in the spotlight, very comfortably I might add, since. His salon specializes in African American hair and has been catering to a high-end clientele for 16 years.
What to expect: When you enter AJ’s of Chicago, you’ll be greeted with welcoming smiles. Then you’ll quickly realize the Zen decor is not just attractive, it’s necessary. Even AJ admits it helps balance the outgoing personalities of his team. He handpicked his skilled staff and while some exhibit a diva-like behavior, they can get away with it because their work is that good. AJ and his team styled this photo shoot shot by the fabulous Maria Ponce, and the hair and makeup definitely impressed. Read More
I love a deal and am passing 18 on to you! Check out my list of great fashion and beauty brands offering discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Happy Shopping!
1. Alvin Valley
: Fashion designer Alvin Valley (I love these pants) is offering 25% off of your purchase of the following Holiday pant styles (Gold 190 Skinny, High Waisted Winged Skinny and Super High Banded) on Cyber Monday AlvinValley.com
2. Nuxe Skincare:
20% off site wide on Monday at WWW.US.NUXE.COM
with code: NUXECYBER20.
3. John Masters Organics
: 25% off all-natural products (excluding 35 oz. size products) from Thursday to Monday at WWW.JOHNMASTERS.COM
using code: HOLIDAY12
. Urban Decay
Get the Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color Collection, which consists of 7 chubby lip pencils for $49 (a $140 value). Available exclusively on Black Friday (Friday, November 23rd
) on www.UrbanDecay.com Read More
TAGS Ahava, Alvin Valley, beauty deals, Black Friday, Bliss, Cyber Monday, fashion deals, H&M, hair, Heelys, Jane Iredale, John Masters Organics, Lumene, makeup, Murad, Nuxe, Ouidad, Repechage, smashbox, Stila, style, The Body Shop, Urban Decay
Twistbands are the hair tie everyone is talking about. They’re the classic example of an invention that makes you think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Congrats to the mom who did. She realized how effectively and comfortably a soft piece of elastic trim can hold hair back. And the simplicity of this hair band has caught fire. Twistbands come in practically every color imaginable, are now available in headbands and can even be personalized with your own message. Bigger brands like Goody have even made knock offs. I do like that the Twistband won’t snag your hair, but I should mention that even though the company claims it won’t leave dents in your hair, it did leave a bend in mine after using it to secure my pony. Prices start at $2. I was excited when the company sent me a big batch of Twistbands (shown here). I’ve got one to match every outfit, and they look cute on a wrist, too.