Ke$ha and the Blues

This past monday Ke$ha was spotten at the Casio “Shock the World” event in NYC. Perhaps she was trying to match with her Baby G blue watch. She is Casio’s latest spokesmodel after all.

I’m a fan of color but, Ke$ha looks kind of zombieIsh with that blue lipstick. Maybe a darker hue of blue and some clear gloss over it would have given it a more wearable look. What do you guys think?

Megan Fox the Face of Armani Cosmetics

 

Megan Fox has been signed as the face of Giorgio Armani Cosmetics. Great choice on Armani’s. With a face like that who wouldn’t want to buy makeup from her? She went from modeling their underwear and jeans to now makeup. A spokeswoman for Armani reffered to Fox as “an iconic visionary’ and added,  

“she embodies the spirit of the women of today: free, confident and seductive. Her beautiful features reveal femininity, sensuality and strength,”

Dolce & Gabbana Lace Makeup

Dolce & Gabbana has beautiful collections of clothes season after season. Now they are also unveiling their makeup collection. This fall you’ll fall in love with their Sicilian Lace Makeup. The brand is known for being able to capture femininity and lace is the ultimate girly factor. The makeup collection is sultry with a lot of nude and bronze like colors.

The gold detailing alone makes it so romantic and luxurious. It’s impossible for beauty addicts to resist. Below is a list of what the collection will entail:

LIPS-

  • Caramel (105) Classic Cream Lipstick (New) ($30.00)
  • Perfection (50) Shine Lipstick ($30.00)
  • Caramel (135) Ultra-Shine Lipgloss (New) ($30.00)
  • EYES-

    Nude (110) Smooth Eye Colour Quad ($59.00)

    FACE-

    The Sicilian Lace Bronzer (New, Limited Edition) ($49.00)

    NAILS-

    Perfection (220) Intense Nail Lacquer (New) ($20.00)

    Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Lace Collection

    Lady Gaga Lip Gloss Out Next Week

    ***CORRECTION- The Lip Gloss will be in stores on September 2nd. ***

    Mark your calendars because on August 9th fabulosity will be arriving in the shade of pink. Earlier this year, MAC Cosmetics released a beautiful shade of pink lipstick named Gaga after the one and only Lady Gaga. The limited edition lipstick is part of the VIVA GLAM collection.

    Only a week from today MAC will once again release a limited edition of a new gloss after Gaga. You’ll be able to get the Viva Glam Lipglass in Nordstrom and all other locations starting in September. Not only will your lips look fab, you’ll be helping out a great cause. Proceeds from the lip gloss will go to the M-A-C AIDS Fund.

    Primer for Eyes and Lips

    I recently posted on The Importance of Primer. Primer is essential in making your makeup look its best. The better the base for your makeup, the easier it will be to apply, the better it will look and the longer it will last. Other than the face, you can also apply separate primer for the eyes and lips.

    For eyes, try Bare Escentuals bareVitamins Prime Time Eyelid Primer ($16). It’s a gentle, fragrance-free formula that really makes your eye makeup stay put. It’s sheer so it won’t interfere with any color you choose to apply. Also great for sensitive skin; it’s been allergy tested by dermatologists and made without Parabens, sulfates and synthetic dyes and fragrances.

    Tip* Vaseline can be an alternative for primer. Apply it slightly on your eyelids to keep makeup in place. Just don’t use as a face primer or you’ll have the shiniest face.

    Wearing lipstick needs to be done with confidence and it doesn’t hurt to use primer. DuWop’s Prime VENOM ($20) works as a smooth base for lipstick and moisturizes as well. This primer is a 2-in-one product working as a plumper as well.

    Don’t want to splurge on primer, E.L.F. has got you covered. They’re Eye Primer/Liner Sealer is only $3 and they’re Lip Primer/Plumper is $3 as well.

    Weekend Makeover

    This weekend brought lots of change. I gave myself somewhat of a makeover, by leaving my lighter locks behind and joining the dark side. I’ll share with you guys everything I used in the makeover below:

    For my hair I used Revlon’s ColorSilk Dark Brown Color ($5). I picked it, because it was amonia free. The less harmful chemicals added to the hair, the better.

    Makeup: CoverGirl’s Lash Blast Mascara in Black ($7.24), Bare Escentual’s Warmth ($18) for face, mark Blush in Chica ($7), and Mac Lipstick in Gaga ($14).

    Products Worth the Splurge

    Have you ever gotten your paycheck and had to go out and restock your makeup bag? When you are finished, are you shocked to realize that you have almost nothing left until next paycheck? There are so many great products out and they don’t always have to cost you your entire paycheck and then some. Sometimes you can find the perfect lip-gloss for just a dollar. That being said; there are some products that are worth the splurge. Here are the products, treatments, and makeup that are worth a little more and go a long way:

    Save your skin the trouble and don’t lay out too much in the sun. Bare Minerals, Warmth ($24), is the perfect bronzer to help you achieve a glowy complexion. Add as little or as much color as you want to appear to have that perfect tan.

    If you’re more of a blush girl then you’ll love Nars, Desire ($26). It’s the perfect shade of pink and the color lasts all day. The best part is that you don’t have to constantly re-apply. A little goes a long way with this blush.

    For quick drying, vibrant nail polish any from the Essie collection will work. With the single smooth coat that just glides on your nail, it won’t irritate you too much having to spend $8 a bottle.

    Lip-gloss is fun and adds personality to your outfit. Bare Escentuals collection of Buxom ($18), glosses are to die for. It feels refreshing on your lips and the color lasts hours without the really sticky formula. Try Kanani for a girly summer look or Dolly on a sexy date.

    The skin needs to be exfoliated weekly in order help remove the dead skin. Although the skin naturally sheds itself, sometimes it gets stuck clogging our pores. This leads to break outs in the skin. Sabon’s Body Scrub not only smells delicious but works wonders. You’ve never felt your skin as soft as this scrub leaves it. This is one scenario where the old saying “as smooth as a baby’s bottom falls true. Its perfect in Tropic ($30), for these hot summer days.

    Origins, Clear Improvement Mask ($21) is a must have if you suffer from breakouts or oily skin. The mask has activated charcoal that works as a magnet. It gets rid of all dirt, clogged pores and other toxins. 

    Spending a little extra on these products are worth it in the long run.

    Reverse the Damage from the Sun

    You might not be able to get rid of sun damage completely, but there are definitely things you can start doing today to get better skin. The UVA and UVB rays from the sun damage your skin in many ways. Constant overexposure to the sun leads to leathery skin now and wrinkles in the future. Even worse, you are at a higher risk of developing skin cancer.

    The damaging rays affect your skin by harming it in a way that affects you long term. UVA is the ray you notice when you lay out tanning. You might think that dark glow you got looks gorgeous, but getting a tan means harm has been done to your skin. The UVB is what causes reddening and is the biggest cause of skin cancer. There are times where we just can’t avoid being over exposed to both types of rays. That’s when sunscreen becomes your best friend. Picking the proper sunscreen goes a long way. Start by choosing the right SPF for you. The minimum you should be using is SPF 30. Something higher is reccomended by doctors, especially if you burn easily.

    Also, wearing a daily moisturizer with SPF is necessary even if you aren’t planning on being in the sun long. Aveeno has an SPF 30 daily moisturizer foronly $15. Sunscreens have come a long way. There are all kinds and even ones made specifically for different skin types. Also keep in mind what you’ll be doing throughout the day and make it a fun task choosing the right one. If you’re planning a trip to the beach, waterproof sun screen will work to your advantage. A great one to try for daily use is a spray on sunscreen.  It’s a light airy protection and keeps you from getting your hands dirty. Just because you’ve applied sun screen doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Re-applying every other hour is just as important, even if it’s water proof.

    Now, say you’ve applied protection and somehow couldn’t avoid the sun and ended up with a sun burn. Some people believe that a sun burn will eventually blend into a nice tan, but the opposite actually happens. Being burned damages the skin and increases your chances of it happening again. If this happens to you, don’t freak out. Soothe your skin immediately by applying aloe to the skin. It cools the skin down and heals it. There are lotions that include aloe in their formula like Keri Basic Essentials ($7.00). Not only does it contain Aloe, but it is also hypoallergenic and fragrance free.

    The sun unfortunately leads to uneven skin tone and dark spots. Our skin produces melanin pigment, but constant exposure to the sun make the melanin produce abnormally. The abnormal production of this pigment is what leads to freckles and dark spots.  There are so many easy to use bronzers to help with tan lines and uneven skin tone. Jergens has different types to choose from. You can use their daily bronzing lotion or mouse for gradual color (8.49). Or if you’re looking for speedier results, try their three day bronzer Jergens Express Glow ($8.49). By the second day your skin will be glowing. For the face, applying a tinted moisturizer will not only give you a bronzed complexion but will also blend the uneven skin. Try Clinique’s Moisture Sheer Tint ($27). Exposing your face to the sun can create dark spots. Try limiting and really protecting the spots from getting sun because it will only make them bigger. Running a little low on cash? Before buying a product, try an at-home-remedy. Lemon juice has the power of bleaching out dark spots. Apply it twice a day and you’ll start to notice your spots getting lighter. For quicker results, try a lightening gel or lotion. Murad’s Age Spot and Pigmentation Lightening Gel works wonders ($60).

    The sun’s rays have the power of harming not only your skin, but also your hair. It dries it out and quickly fades any color you may have added to it. Throughout the sunny season, trade in your regular shampoo for one that offers protection from the sun like Aveda’s Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser ($20).  Protecting yourself today will keep you healthy tomorrow and reverse the current damages from the sun.

    Permanent Stop To Excessive Sweating

    Hyperhidrosis is a condition targeting three percent of the population experiencing excessive sweating. It’s an embarrassing and annoying condition. Even in the winter. Botox injections is one option for stopping the sweating. It’s a costly procedure and isn’t permanent. Shots can cost as much as $1500 a session. There’s a another option in the form of wipes called, Hyperhidrosis Control Wipes. A more permanent procedure has been discovered. New York Housewife Ramona Singer has gotten it done and swears it works. She said,

    “It’s so embarrassing, but I used to literally drip with sweat,” Singer tells StyleList. “But since I got the treatment, I don’t even have to wear deodorant anymore! I’ll still sweat a bit if it’s super, super hot and I’m out, but it’s nothing.”

    The procedure is done using the Lysonix 3000 ultrasound liposuction instrument by removing the cells in your under arm that cause sweating and odor. Ramona’s doctor, Dr. Sharon Giese said the results are permanent and work for practically anyone. She says,

    “You’ll see anywhere from a 65% to 90% reduction in sweat, with most people getting closer to the 90%. There is a very small percentage of the population who is unresponsive to the treatment, who most likely have a strong hereditary gene for excessive sweating,” Dr. Giese tells StyleList.”

    Dr. Giese charges $4500 for the whole procedure, but if Hyperhidrosis is a major problem in your life, it could be worth it. Like any major purchases do your research and shop around.

    Nine West Will Launch Frangrance Fall 2011

    Is there a fragrance bug going around? Nine West, the shoe retailer, has signed a deal with Jones Apparel Group to release a line of fragrances. Sounds a little out-of-place for the company. There’s no exact date or scent set in stone yet, but it’ll be something to look out for fall of 2011. The following statement was released:

    “Like the perfect pair of shoes, a woman’s fragrance is the sensual completion to her look by providing an inviting and intimate expression of her directly,” says Richard Dickson, CEO of branded businesses at Jones Apparel Group”