Archive | January, 2010

Fashion Inspired by the Olympics

31 Jan

Gold Medal Fashion Collections

Whether you make it to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics or celebrate the event in your hometown, you can still get into the spirit with these fashion collections that pay tribute to international competition.

Here are the best of the sports inspired collections including clothing and accessories from Roots, Tabi, Lululemon, and Ralph Lauren.

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Straight Hair for Months with a Brazilian Blowout

30 Jan

Image: College Canady

Smoothing Treatment that Improves the Health of Hair

Straight hair has taken a back seat lately to soft curls. If the catwalks are any indication, long straight hair inspired by the 1970s is one of the trends in the spring 2010 forecast.

For those who would rather make love not war with their hair, the Brazilian Blowout is a professional smoothing treatment that gives you wash and wear hair for up to three months without harsh chemicals. The treatment, which actually improves the condition of your hair, takes one to one and a half hours depending on how much hair you have. The result is smooth, frizz free hair that requires minimal styling (let your hair air dry for soft waves or blow it straight in 10 minutes or less).

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Sweet Dreams are Made of Essential Oils

29 Jan

Essential Oils Blend Helps Promote Relaxation and Sleep

Sometimes you need extra help to get a good night’s sleep. If counting sheep isn’t working, you may get relief from aromatherapy with essential oils.

Aromatherapy Personals™ Sweet Dreams multi-nutritive oil is a blend of enriched oils that not only encourage relaxation but also moisturize and protect your skin. Soothing essential oils like lavender, patchouli, chamomile, and geranium create the perfect mood for a restful asleep. Skin nourishing seed oils like pomegranate, passionfruit, and sea buckthorn smooth and nourish your skin and hair.

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Hot Accessory for Spring 2010

28 Jan

New way to Experience Web, Email, and Photos

Your favorite spring accessory for 2010 may be a patterned Marc Jacobs scarf or a matte silver cuff. Or, it just may be your Apple iPad tablet introduced yesterday by Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.

According to Jobs, the iPad is a better device for reading books, watching videos, and playing games than a laptop or a smart phone. The iPad has a 9.7-inch touch screen and weighs about 1.5 pounds (just the right fit for your oversized leather saddle bag).

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Jane Fonda Workout 2.0

27 Jan

Time Again to Feel the Burn

No one is more responsible for launching the fitness revolution than Jane Fonda. Dressed in her signature leotard, tights, and leg warmers, Fonda created an aerobics video in 1982 that sold more than sold 17 million copies.

Almost 30 years later, Fonda has filmed two DVDs that target her age group: baby boomers. Even though she has to cope with her own health issues (osteoarthritis and back problems), Fonda wanted to create exercise DVDs for boomers who have stopped working out or never did.

The new workout DVDs (available at Amazon.com) for baby boomers and seniors emphasize balance and strengthening exercises using hand weights as well as walking workouts.

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Organic Mineral Makeup You’ll Want to Stick With

27 Jan

Unique Texture Lighter than Air

Just when you thought you’ve seen all variations of mineral makeup along comes organic mineral foundation in a stick. Atmosphere Luminous Foundation from Vapour Organic Beauty is made with 70% Certified Organic ingredients and natural mineral pigments and vitamins, like Vitamin E.

The Vapour foundation stick glides on easily with buildable coverage from light to medium. Unlike a powder format, the moisturizing base allows the minerals to move with your skin and reflect a youthful glow. If you’re worried about breakouts, all of Vapour’s product’s have been designed with non-comedogenic ingredients that won’t clog pores.

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The Bachelor: On the Road Again

26 Jan

The Fourth Cut is the Deepest

Last episode, Bachelor Jake promised not to lead on any of the women when he released Michelle during their awkward kiss ‘n tell. Will Jake keep his promise?

Days of Wine and Roses: The nine remaining ladies head up the picturesque California coast for a week long adventure in two state-of-the-art RVs (look out there could be fireworks).

The first stop is a vineyard in Santa Ynez where Jake delivers a date card to city slicker, Gia. She jumps on Jake’s motorcycle with her kimono shirt dress, stilettos, her blingy bracelet with crystal stones, Louis Vuitton bag raring to go. They start off the date with a game of Hide ‘n Seek then progress to a Bachelor version of Spin the Bottle. Gia earns her camping creds and scores a rose.

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Put Your Best Pouf Forward

25 Jan

Big-haired girls can finally give their flat irons a well-deserved rest. Poufy hair has been spotted everywhere from red carpets at this month’s Hollywood award shows to reality TV sets at Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

When it comes to hair trends, it’s all about what works for your hair type and personality. If you’re fond of the motto “go big or go home,” try the pouf worn by Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of the Jersey Shore (she shares her secrets here). Wendy Williams also went for a bigger is better look on her show by wearing two wigs together to create a mega pouf.

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Lasting Hydration with Yogurt

23 Jan

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P116805&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=5715Full of Moisture Without Feeling Greasy

You can’t go a day without seeing at least one yogurt commercial on TV. With all the media exposure, it’s hard to miss the fact that yogurt is a great source of nutrients like calcium and protein. What’s not as well known is that these same nutrients in a moisturizer add a new dimension to skin care.

Yogurt Cream from Korres is an ultra-soothing moisturizer for oily and dehydrated skin featuring full fat, Greek yogurt as the key ingredient. Originally a homeopathic pharmacy, Korres now offers natural skincare formulations like their yogurt cream with lactose, protein, and other vitamins to increase moisture levels in your skin.

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Is Christina Hendricks too “Curvy” for the NYT?

21 Jan

NYT Stereotypes Christina Hendricks as a Big Girl

The New York Times’ On the Runway fashion blog is under fire for featuring a distorted photo of Christina Hendricks wearing a peach-colored Christian Siriano gown at the Golden Globes.

The photo included the following fashion commentary from style bogger Cathy Horyn regarding the Mad Men actress: “As one stylist said, ‘You don’t put a big girl in a big dress. That’s rule number one.'”

Following a similar theme, The Moment blog showed pictures of Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, and Courtney Cox with the following observation by Andy Port:

“Maybe it’s just me, but I could have sworn that some of the ladies who showed up at the Golden Globes on Sunday had put on a little weight.”

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Secrets of a Top Celebrity Makeup Artist

21 Jan

Jennifer Lopez’s Makeup Artist Releases New Book

Whether she’s showing off dance steps in a video or starring in a feature on screen, Jennifer Lopez has always had a winning makeup style. Now you can get her luminous look with the help of a new book by celebrity makeup artist, Scott Barnes.

Featuring Jennifer Lopez on the front cover, About Face highlights the techniques used to glam up A-list clients like Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz, and Julianne Moore. The book focuses on various methods for creating dramatic makeovers on women of different ages and skin tones including Jennifer Lopez, Mariska Hargitay, and Kim Kardashian.

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Going Scruffy: Leading Men Give up their Razors

20 Jan

Image: USA Today

Beards are the Latest Accessory

First, it was Brad Pitt flashing a goatee with dreadlocks and beads as he arrived at Tokyo airport. Then, a hairy-faced George Clooney (with his Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis) showed up at various Hollywood functions, resembling a classic opera singer more than a screen siren.

Final confirmation came at the 2010 Golden Globes when the camera zoomed in on Mad Men stars, Jon Hamm and Vincent Kartheiser, who looked like they had just resigned from Sterling Cooper to join a hippie commune. Seasoned actors William Hurt and Jeff Bridges also sported scruffy beards that would have made Grizzly Adams proud.

Could all of this facial hair be the result “of getting into character”? Or, is it more likely that beards are cool right now? According to a recent story in the Daily Mail, more bearded men than clean shaven ones showed up at last fall’s GQ Men of the Year Awards.

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Glossy Lip Color Not Just for Royals

20 Jan

Lipstick Queen Chinatown

With so many choices in lip products, it’s hard to find lip color that rules above the rest.

Part gloss and part lipstick, Chinatown Glossy Pencils from Lipstick Queen stand out from the crowd. Inspired by the New York neighborhood of Lipstick Queen headquarters and the movie Chinatown, this lip pencil will brighten your spirits and your looks in the dead of winter.

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The Bachelor: Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

19 Jan

Can’t We All Just Get Along

Jake, the Bachelor, is ready to step out of his comfort zone if it means he leaves the show with a fiance. In the process, he also has to deal with a frightful group of women who will do just about anything to win a rose.

Bridge to My Heart: Vienna is ecstatic when she discovers that she’s won the Bachelor lotto: a solo date. Her excitement fades into the thin, high-altitude air when the Bachelor Chopper lands on a bridge in the San Gabriel Mountains for a bungee jumping session.

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Hottest Makeup Trends at the Golden Globes

17 Jan

Image: BellaSugar

Winning Makeup Styles

Avatar may have won top honors at this year’s Golden Globes awards, but a few makeup trends are sure to make the beauty headlines.

Soft Pale Lips
Red lips are always a classic and added glamor to both Meryl Streep and January Jones of Mad Men. For this year’s award show, a softer pale shade was the clear favorite.

Both Fergie and Heidi Klum wore subtle nude lip shades to accent their bolder eyes. Kate Hudson also showed off frosted pink lips to complement her shimmery eye shadow.

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