It may not be worth much in cents, but copper is becoming a hot commodity in beauty. The metal has become the latest weapon in the fight against aging and is said to boost collagen production, tighten skin and brighten the tone of your skin. Below are three brands that have introduced this popular ingredient in their formulas:
Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Firming Elasticity repair, $85 Suitable for all skin types, this formula contains natural copper to firm and improve the elasticity of skin. Read More
Manicures have surpassed the basic solid coat of color. I’ve shown you how to create intricate nail designs with stickers and DIY tutorials. But have you created a one-of-a-kind mani using magnets? Here’s how…
Finding the perfect balance between a fun yet effective fitness plan is not an easy, but a quickly expanding workout trend appears to be doing both with ease. Located in Los Angeles, Heel Hop fitness classes were created by certified fitness instructor and experienced dancer, Kamilah Barrett. Instead of gym shoes, you work out in your favorite pair of 2 1/2 to 3 in. sling-backs. The class is like a sassed up Zumba class, combining a low impact full body workout to not only tone and strengthen your legs and core muscles but build your balance and confidence to ultimately transform you into an expert high heel-wearer. Heel Hop fitness is not the first of its kind. Programs like Stiletto Strength (NYC), Stiletto Fitness(Kansas City), and Vegas Stiletto Fitness (Las Vegas, St. Louis, Denver, and several Texas cities) are steadily cropping up across the country. If you’re like me, you might initially wonder if this could cause any harm or stress to your joints? According to Kamilah, Heel Hop classes are completely safe. However, medical experts say the verdict is still out on whether or not working out in high heels is any worse than just walking in them.
I’ve featured some cool online subscription clubs in a previous TODAY show appearance, and they continue to be a big trend. A new one called From The Lab sends you beauty products from different brands up to 18 months before they’re sold in stores. If you’d like the chance to win one of their beauty boxes, check out the giveaway below.
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
Sharing a sweatshirt or oversized t-shirt with your boyfriend or hubby is fun and all, but leggings? Ladies, hold onto your favorite pants substitute because meggings (leggings for men) are hitting the streets and runways as one of the biggest new trends of the season. Squeezed into by celebrities like Justin Bieber, Russell Brand, and Lenny Kravitz, meggings appear to be making their mark on the Hollywood set. But what about real guys giving tight pants a try?
Apparently labels like Urban Outfitters and American Apparel think they should, because both stores are offering the look this season. And these bottoms aren’t reserved just for adult men. Check out this version created for baby boys by designer Little Titans. I have to say, these little ones do look adorable in their leg-wear! Only time will tell whether this fashion statement is either a ‘do’ or a major ‘don’t’ but personally, unless you’re taking the stage as a ballet dancer, acting in a Shakespearian play, or under two years old, just say no to tights, guys.
The denim brand’s new Spa line is designed with moisturizing ingredients like Olive Extract and Aloe Vera. Included in the collection is the much talked about Smooth Leg Jean that claims to fight cellulite with “caffeine, retinol and algae” packed right into the denim itself! This style was “clinically tested by the Institut Adriant in France, where after four weeks of wearing the jeans for eight hours a day, five days a week over six weeks, 69 per cent of the panel claimed that the appearance of their thighs had improved.” At $136 a pair, the style will be available on ASOS.com starting January 28. Truth be told, even if some cellulite lingers after wearing these jeans, if a little added moisturizer can make wiggling into my favorite pair of denim that much easier, I am not complaining.
Nicole Pearl, The Beauty Girl, has written for national publications including Allure, Cosmo, Marie Claire, Self, In Style, Seventeen, and more. She appears as a beauty and style expert on TV for shows like TODAY, Windy City LIVE, and more. She's covered NYC and LA Fashion Weeks, has been a guest speaker for corporations, hosts events and offers services. The Beauty Girl blog is Nicole's exclusive insider notebook, sharing her V.I.P. access to the latest in beauty. Welcome! Still curious about Nicole? Click here.
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