Archive | November, 2009

Twilight Boosts Pale Foundation Sales

29 Nov

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Pale Foundation is the New Normal

Just about this time of year, many of us look in the mirror at our pale winter skin with despair. What usually follows is a frenzied attempt to bring sunny color to porcelain skin using a darker foundation that often looks artificial.

If your skin is on the pale side right now, there’s no need to add color. Due to the influence of the vampire film New Moon, pale complexions are shining through. Just take a look at the alabaster skin of some of the stars of the series like Kristen Stewart and Ashley Greene, and you’ll see why pale is popular. Continue reading

Luxurious Beauty Treatments from Leftovers

28 Nov

 

Turn Leftovers into Beauty Treatments

If you’ve had enough of holiday leftovers and don’t want to let good food go to waste, there’s a way to use up all the extras.

According to the CBS Early Show, pumpkin, cranberries, and mashed potatoes make great ingredients for simple at home beauty treatments. Just open the fridge and create your own home spa.

Pumpkin Facial Mask
A slice of pumpkin pie can add up to about 400 calories, but there are no calories involved when you apply pumpkin to your face as used in many expensive spa facials. Just mix together 2 teaspoons of cooked pumpkin puree, 1/2 teaspoon of honey, and 1/4 teaspoon of regular or soy milk. Leave the mask on for five to ten minutes, then wash it off with lukewarm water.  Continue reading

Chopard Jewelry Featured in “Nine”

26 Nov

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Chopard Lights Up the Movie, Nine

Swiss jewelry company, Chopard, has teamed up with costume designer Colleen Atwood to create several unique pieces for the leading ladies of the upcoming movie musical, Nine.

The musical is based on Mario Fratti’s adaptation of Federico Fellini’s autobiographical film 8½. It focuses on film director Guido Contini during the early 1960s in Venice, who faces a midlife crisis and a web of romantic difficulties that block his creative endeavors. The original Broadway play, which starred Raul Julia, won five Tony Awards including best musical.

Chopard pieces in the film include a a South Sea pearl and diamonds white gold ring worn by Kate Hudson’s character, Stephanie. Nicole Kidman as Claudia wears oval-cut diamond chandelier earrings and a cuff with 97 carats of diamonds. Sophia Loren and Judi Dench’s characters also wear Chopard in the film.

With all the talent and bling on the screen, the musical which is set for release on December 25th is certain to sizzle. Click here to see the official trailer.

Get Beautiful While You Sleep

26 Nov

Beauty Products that Work While You Sleep

If your busy schedule is distracting you from your beauty routine, you can always catch up while you sleep.

Here are four products that work hard when you hit the sack.

1. Bliss FatGirlSleep–You’ll get a great night’s sleep with this rich body cream including ingredients that target celullite, reduce water retention, and promote calm and relaxation. Although you can’t expect miracles when it comes to cellulite reduction, just massaging the cream into your trouble spots for 20 to 30 seconds before bedtime does result in smoother skin according to its many fans.  Continue reading

Design Your Own Shoe

25 Nov

Create the Next Hot Shoe Trend

Do you have what it takes to be a shoe designer? If you do, shoe designer Steve Madden is looking for you.

Steve Madden and Zappos.com have joined forces to launch the Sole Search contest. If you have a passion for footwear, you could win a chance to present your one-of-a-kind design to Steve Madden himself.

All you need to do is draw a sketch, use graphics software, or design your shoe masterpiece using the site’s Entry Editor to select colors, patterns, or shoe embellishments. Entries must also include a description of the shoe or the inspiration behind the design.

Three lucky winners will fly to Las Vegas and then to New York City to sell their design to Steve Madden. The contest runs till December 29, 2009 so get out your sketchpad and start designing. Click here to see sketches by various designers for Spring 2010 courtesy of The Insider.

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