Everyone has a go to hairstyle, even your guy who has planted himself in front of the TV for the latest round of playoffs.
At what age do men find the signature hair look that they’re comfortable with?
According to a British study by hair brand Fudge, a man finds his signature style when he reaches the age of 32 and a half.
We all know sugar is bad for you, but for some people it can be the reason they are either gaining weight or having trouble losing it (if you have an apple-shaped body, you are already prone to weight gain from sugar so listen up).
Jorge Cruise’s latest book, The 100: Count ONLY Sugar Calories and Lose Up to 18 Lbs. in 2 Weeks, has a new approach to calorie consumption.
According to Cruise, all calories are not created equal. Sugar calories are the ones that one will get you into trouble.
You can eat unlimited amount of calories, or freebies, and still lose weight as long as you consume only 100 sugar calories per day (sugar calories include carbs like bread, pasta, as well as starchy vegetables and fruits).
Last month, MAC Cosmetics teased us with the first product, RiRi Woo, from their collaboration with superstar, Rihanna.
The lipstick, which is a gorgeous cool red shade, went on sale on May 2 and sold out in just three hours! Of course, since Rihanna was involved, there was a controversy associated with the lipstick.
Now the Rihanna and MAC collaboration is back with even more: an online exclusive colour collection including special shades created by the singer.
The limited line features multiple lipsticks, a bronzer/blush duo, and golden lustre drops for shimmering skin.
Here’s the details.
Smoothies are all the rage to boost your health. Now you can keep your skin healthy and moisturized with a skin smoothie.
Vermont Soap Choco-Luscious Skin Smoothie is a new USDA certified organic moisturizer that leaves skin feeling silky but without a greasy feel or film.
The texture is like a body balm which I like because you can easily spread it all over your body without saturating your skin. Free of preservatives, artificial colors, or fragrances, this skin smoothie has all the features of a luxury moisturizer, even a slight glow, but not the price (it retails for $19.98 US).
Key certified organic ingredients in this hydrating skin smoothie include coconut oil, coconut butter, and rosemary extract which all add up to a delicious scent. It is also gluten and lactose-free.
The official first trailer for the upcoming movie Diana has been released.
The trailer shows moments from the last two years of Princess Diana’s life from the constant paparazzi harassment to her blossoming relationship with Dodi Fayed.
If you want to prevent aging skin, it’s super easy. Wear sunscreen every day!
A recent study showed what dermatologist have been telling us for years (but had yet to prove).
Participants who applied sunscreen regularly had younger-looking hands, with 24 percent less skin aging than those who used sunscreen only some of the time.
Now that may not sound like a lot, but think of those “nasty” wrinkles that fan out on your upper lip as you age. What if you could prevent those with sunscreen?
Even though she recently complained that “cheap shoes” worn by most American women had ruined her feet, Sarah Jessica Parker is planning to launch her own footwear collection.
Her co-collaborator on the collection will be George Malkemus, CEO of Manolo Blahnik, which is the label that her character on Sex and the City made famous.
The accessories line will also feature bags and a few trench coats.
Maybelline has just launched the new Falsies Big Eyes mascara by Volum’ Express.
How is this mascara different from all of your other mascaras?
This new addition to the Volum’ Express line features a dual-ended brush. The upper brush lets you add glam to your top lashes, while the lower brush grabs every tiny lower lash. The mascara comes in two shades.
If you’re like most women, you’d probably like to change your bra size in order to get the best fit. Jockey may now be able to help you.
The apparel company has recently launched a patented volumetric fit system that not only does away with underwire (woo hoo!), it also replaces the alphanumeric sizing format.
Instead of standard bra sizes (AAA through DDD), Jockey is now offering 55 sizes including cup size one to 10 and seven different band sizes.
There are several bra styles to choose from including classic contour, tailored, counter and classic soft-cup which come in three colors (white, black, and nude). The bras incorporate a 3-D contour system, instead of underwire, which supports breasts not just from gravity.
Let’s face it. When you’re out at the beach, your skin and hair can take a beating from the sun, wind, and surf. So, why not address both issues with one product?
Aerin Beach Cream for Hair and Body is a conditioning cream with a subtle shimmer.
Just a quarter-sized dollop adds a summer glow to your skin or activates the sun’s warm rays for a deep conditioning hair treatment.
Redbook magazine recently came up with their top beauty products for 2013. Here are some of the favorites selected by 24 prestigious beauty experts.
Best lip gloss: Flower Shine On Lip Gloss
Drew Barrymore’s lip gloss scored points for its pigmentation and non-sticky texture. The sponge applicator is firm and makes it easy to apply, plus it has a tasty, cinnamon scent.
Best full-coverage lipstick: Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour
According to the experts, this hydrating lipstick has rich color with staying power.
Best lip balm: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm
This beauty classic is still winning fans because it keeps lips soft for hours without having to reapply.
A new Samsung TV ad called Evolutionary Husband is outraging both women and men, who are slamming it as sexist.
The commercial shows a wife plugging a Samsung Evolution Kit, which turns any Samsung TV into an internet-ready Smart TV, into her husband.
After connecting the card, she fantasizes that her “lazy” husband transforms into a multi-tasking superman who performs every imaginable chore from styling her hair to baking treats to looking after the baby.
If you don’t have time for a full-blown manicure or you prefer a more bare look, Dior Nail Glow is one product you may be banking on this summer.
Just one coat of this unique nail lacquer, and the color of your natural nails is enhanced. Apply the nail glow to bare nails, and the pink of your nails become pinker and the whites become whiter.
Dior Nail Glow features an innovative technology that corrects yellow and brightens nails. It also adapts to your skin gone giving you a custom shade.
Martha Stewart recently visited the Doctor Oz show to talk about her anti-aging beauty secrets (and the status of her love life).
Like many celebrities (including Lauren Conrad), the homemaking guru is a big fan of drinking hot water with lemon. It must be working because Martha Stewart looks much younger than 71 years old.
According to Martha, all you have to do is squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a small glass of warm water and sip it every morning for these wonderful health benefits.
Lemon Water Health Benefits
Here are some tried and true benefits of drinking lemon water.
For many years, Cassandra Bankson was bullied because of her acne.
Life in high school was so bad for Cassandra, that she once had slices of pizza thrown at her by kids who taunted her with the name “Pizza Face.”
Video with 18 Million Viewers
Then the teen made a life-changing decision. She made a video called “Acne Foundation Routine For Flawless Skin,” showing how she covers her blemishes.
Originally, she posted the video hoping that it would help “just one person.” The video has since gained over 18 million views.
Cassandra’s step-by-step video on covering blemishes has given hope to even those with cystic acne. In the video, she shows how to get picture-perfect skin using primer (such as Hourglass Mineral Veil), concealer, and foundation.
Cupcakes Lip Balm Collection
Are you a cupcake fan?
If you don’t live in Vancouver, you may not know that we have some of the best cupcakes in the world.
My favorite cupcake hangout is the retro Cupcakes bakery.
Last time I visited, I noticed that they now carry four delicious lip balms based on some of their all time favorite cupcakes.
Of course, I couldn’t resist trying out a cupcake (or two), but I also picked up their Red Velvet Buttercream lip balm which smells like a delicious mix of cream cheese frosting and cocoa cake.
Not only can you wrangle your sugar fix with this lip balm, you can also hydrate your lips with healing ingredients like Grape Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, and Sweet Almond Oil.
Self-adjusting Color that Covers Imperfections
Complexion Corrector (CC) creams are the latest skin phenom, featuring a new approach to wearing makeup.
Designed to be worn on top of your moisturizer, CC creams offer a sheer coverage that eliminates redness and dullness and evens out your skin.
One CC cream, soon to be on the top of my list, is the Almay Smart Shade CC Cream.
Packed with complexion enhancing ingredients, the tinted cream provides just the right kind of coverage you’ll need over the next few months.
Luxurious Gelée to Celebrate the Sand and Sun
Estee Lauder is always ahead of the pack when it comes to summer collections, and this year’s Bronze Goddess collection is no exception.
One item in the collection that’s sure to make your temperature rise is the limited edition Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée in Heat Wave.
This all-over bronzer is an innovative mix of liquid, powder, and gel that delivers a more sophisticated glow. The result is an all-over soft sheen that you can build to get a pearl highlighting effect.
Celebrate 50 Years of James Bond Style
If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a potential Bond Girl, you now have a chance to try on some glamor that the role is famous for.
The OPI Bond Girls collection contains six sophisticated Liquid Sand nail lacquers. These lacquers feature a textured, matte finish with just the right reflecting sparkle.
The nail lacquers are meant to be worn without a top coat so they keep their 007 sparkle.
How to Simplify Your A.M. Beauty Routine
Since Mother’s Day is around the corner, it’s a good time to acknowledge how busy mothers juggle their time between work, family, and personal obligations.
If you’re a time-challenged Mom or know someone who’s burning the candle on both ends, here are some tips from the founder of Skinn Cosmetics, Dimitri James, to simplify your morning beauty routine.
Skin Care Tips
- Stick to the “essentials”. Find one gentle yet effective cleanser that removes dirt, oil, makeup, and mascara and leaves your skin feeling clean and refreshed. You’ll also want to use a moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15.
- Use a cleansing brush or soft washcloth to eliminate the need for eye makeup removers, toners, and scrubs. To brighten your complexion, exfoliate, and extract blackheads, try is the Skinnsonic High Frequency Cleansing System. Get more details about the system here.
Vitamin C for Resilient Skin
If you want a more youthful jaw line, Vitamin C may be your best bet.
Recent studies show that Vitamin C helps build collagen, a protein that gives your skin its elasticity.
Stabilizing your skin’s levels of vitamin C can help to counteract sagging by increasing collagen production. The result is firmer looking skin.
RiRi ♥ MAC Lipstick
It’s no secret that Rihanna loves MAC.
So, it’s no surprise that MAC has come up with a cult classic shade for the global superstar with style-blazing looks.
The lipstick, which is called RiRi Woo, is a matte cool red (retro matte).
When news first broke of her collaboration with MAC Cosmetics, Rihanna explained: “I’ve been using MAC on tour for such a long time it was a natural fit for me. I have always loved make-up, and I always said that if I do it, I want to do it with a credible brand.”
A Colourful Nail Innovation
If you have sensitive skin, you may already know that nail enamel is considered a significant allergen by dermatologists.
In fact, because we touch our eyes on average 200 times a day, nail enamel can cause irritation on the thin skin around the eyes.
After six years in the making (three years of research and three years of product development), Clinique is launching A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins formulated for people with sensitive skin and sensitive eyes.
You won’t have to sacrifice style, though, when it comes to this nail enamel because the formula features a high shine and streak free application. The thin, flat brush also works like a charm and glides easily and evenly across your nails.
Boost Your Confidence With Clear Skin
If you struggle with confidence because of skin issues, you’re not alone.
A recent study by skin care company, Bioré, found that over 80 per cent of young Canadian women say clear skin has the largest impact on their self-confidence.
As a professional athlete and Olympic bronze medalist, Joannie Rochette knows how confidence plays a part in your professional and personal life: “When you compete on the ice it’s important to look your best and feel confident in your performance. This often means wearing heavy makeup that can be seen by the crowd and cameras–which can be problematic for my skin.”
Bioré skin care experts recognize that clear skin begins with clean pores. The Bioré Skin Care 2 Step Program, which Joannie Rochette follows, unclogs pores at the source and addresses problems before they start.
The two-part program involves the daily use of a Bioré complexion clearing product, like the new Acne Clearing Scrub, to fight all forms of acne and help prevent them from returning. It also includes weekly use of a Bioré Deep Cleaning Pore Strip to instantly pull away a week’s worth of dirt and oil.
Two Products for Hair Removal Season
Now that the sun is out (even in Vancouver), there’s nowhere to hide when it comes to unwanted hair.
Veet has two inventive products that are easy to use and treat your skin gently at the same time.
Hair Removal Kit for Underarms
Shaving can be a quick solution for daily removal, but the nicks and razor burn that usually come with it aren’t worth it.
Veet’s Hair Removal Kit for Underarms is enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E which leave your skin feeling super smooth with no risks of nicks and cuts.
The formula is sensitive (with no nasty smell) yet powerful enough to painlessly dissolve unwanted hair at the root, and it works on hair as short as .3mm.
Protects Without the Grease
In honor of Earth Day, why not make a difference in the way your skin and the world looks?
Kiehl’s has teamed up with Alanis Morissette to create a unique limited edition cover for the brand’s Ultra Facial Cream.
The 24-hour, lightly textured daily hydrator is made with Antarcticine–a Glycoprotein extracted from microorganisms sourced from sea glaciers notable for its ability to protect skin from cold temperatures. It also contains Imperata Cylindrica, a plant indigenous to the Australian desert with water retention qualities in dry conditions.
NARS Pierre Hardy Provocative Pairs
If you’re a fan of NARS and shoes (who isn’t?), get ready to try out their summer 2013 collection of nail polishes and blush palettes in collaboration with shoe designer Pierre Hardy.
The polishes come in 6 high-fashion color pairings that are inspired by the designer’s latest collection. The blush palettes have a gold overspray that shows off Hardy’s iconic cubic print.
Here are the colors in the NARS x Pierre Hardy Collection.
Nail Polish Duo ($29)
* Ethno Run: Orange and navy
* Sharplines: Peach and burgundy
* Vertebra: Coral and dusty rose
* Easy Walking: Rose Gold and camel
* Sharks: Yellow and lavender
* Venomous: Gunmetal and black
All Natural Colours for a Sheer Dewy Look
This season, The Real Housewives of Vancouver is all about taking sides.
Whether you’re Team Jody or Team Mary, if you love an all-Canadian beauty line, you’ve got to pull for Mary Zilba’s latest venture into the world of cosmetics.
Coming to the Shopping Channel on Friday, April 12th, Buff Beauty is all about enhancing beauty instead of covering it up. The line is designed for everyone, but especially for women on-the-go.
Solve 10 Hair Problems with One Products
Firs, there was BB cream for your skin.
Now, the cult beauty product is available for your precious locks.
Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Creme is designed to deliver multiple benefits to your hair with just one product from hair repair to brilliant shine.
You’ll love getting all of these benefits in one step, but even better is the price: the 10-in-one beauty balm retails for under $10.
U.S. President Obama Likes the Look of California’s Attorney General
President Barack Obama recently caused a stir by praising fellow politician Kamala Harris as America’s “best-looking” attorney general.
The president did add that Attorney General Harris is also “brilliant, dedicated, and tough”, but some think that the damage may already be done.
The 1960′s Style Behind JT’s Latest Look
Justin Timberlake is definitely bringing retro back with the classic hairstyle he’s sporting in his chart-busting video, “Suit & Tie“.
The hair gurus at Hanz de Fuko explained how to get the look at home using these tools:
* Fine toothed comb
* Bow dryer
* Wax (try HdF Hybridized Wax and HdF Sponge Wax)
* Optional: Gel (try HdF Triq)
To get the look, follow these easy steps:
First, we find out that French women are better at managing their weight. Now, we hear that women in France don’t seem to age as fast as the rest of us.
According to a British study by Escentual.com, French women look around seven years younger than their British counterparts. Over 80 per cent also agreed that French women age more gracefully.
One of the reasons is that most French women start using anti-aging products at an early age.
In France, a girl will start to use anti-aging cream as young as age 15 (by 20, nearly two-thirds are using specialist anti-aging French pharmacy brands like La Roche-Posay).
A New Facet of Prada Femininity
Up until now I haven’t been a fan of sweet perfume, but there’s one scent that’s helping to change my mind.
Prada CANDY smells like delicious caramels with a touch of musky powder.
Although that may not sound very intoxicating, Prada CANDY Eau de Parfum does come off as sophisticated and warm.
Here are the notes in Prada CANDY:
Top Notes: Seductive notes: Joyful carefreeness, explosion of caramel
Mid Notes: Powdery notes: Sophistication, cocktail of musks
Base Notes: Vanilla notes: Sensuality, Benjoin Overdose
Next Wave of Lash-Growing Potions
If you’ve been avoiding lash enhancers because of eye sensitivity, here are two brand new products that are non-irritating and dermatologist tested.
NeoStrata Enhancer Serum
This serum uses the latest in apple stem cell technology to extend the life cycle of lashes.
The triple-action treatment increases lash length, volume, and strength.
Expect to see visibly lengthened lashes in about two weeks and thicker lashes in two months.
Prevage Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum
This serum is the Rolls Royce of lash enhancers.
The anti-aging formula, which targets the loss of eyelashes as you age, contains a cocktail of ingredients to help improve the look of lashes. These ingredients include peptides, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Sheer, Shimmery Pastels for Lips and Nails
Mad Men’s sixth season (and second to last season) is set to premiere with a two-hour episode on April 7.
To honor the occasion, Estée Lauder has just introduced a second partnership with the nostalgic 60′s series.
The new collection features a pink palette this time and includes:
- See-Thru Blush in Light Snow
- Rich, Rich Lipstick in Pinkadelic
- Nail Lacquer in Pink Paisley