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Monday, March 25, 2013

Kardashian's Fake tans and more with new Self-Tanning Line


Just in time to get ready for your Spring Break, the Kardashian's launch a new line of self tanners called  Kardashian Sun Kissed  next month. 

According to Women's Wear Daily the line is priced between $12.99 and $19.99 and includes 4 products exfoliator, sunless lotion or spray and bronzer. 

A tan makes everyone feel like they look skinnier, but we all know how dangerous the sun is to our skin so I love that they are promoting sunless color. Promoting fake color I can get behind, but I wish they would have gone a little less Fake in their photo - so very, overly photoshopped don't you think?

Friday, March 22, 2013

Shelley GoodStein for Olay

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I think everyone loves a bargain, but when it comes to my skin I usually never cheap out, but sometimes we don't need to spend a fortune to find a great product that works. So many times I have been disappointed by products that I've spent too much for. Sound familiar? Well you and I are not alone; here's the science behind it  


A study from Duke University published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that people believed that a more expensive placebo pill actually worked better just because it cost more. It seems that the more expensive a product is the more convinced you are that it must be better. 

Aging happens, to all of us ... our fibroblast that produces collagen and elastin lose it's zing, but you can't start fighting the signs of aging soon enough, and there is never a better day to start than today. A couple ingredients you should look for that can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles are amino-peptides and hyaluronic acid. That's where Olay's Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream can help. It contains both, and is endorsed by Good Housekeeping over luxury, $250 super-creams. It's also won Allure's Reader Choice pick in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008.

At $25, Olay's Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream proves that you don't always get what you pay for, in this case you get sooooo much MORE!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Red Carpet Hair - NEW Brazilian Blowout VOLUME line



Side-parted, retro waves were one of the prettiest hair trends we saw on the red carpet. It was an old Hollywood glamour look that you should expect to see alot more of! 

The trick is getting your hair to look sleek and smooth, but still have tons of volume like Megan Fox and Reese Witherspoon.


Brazilian Blowout is a company known for taming the frizzies and it has just launched a whole new line of Volume products that also work on fine, straight hair too to help you get those Veronica Lake waves!



Their Body Boost Powder is the perfect product to help you create this look. You just sprinkle the little snowflakes in dry hair and it helps lift the hair by creating a little distance between each strand. Sometimes when we start with super clean and soft hair, holding a curl is nearly impossible; but this Boost Powder texturizes it just enough allowing it to hold the curl. Most of the time when I am booked as a model for a job the client requests that I arrive with "clean hair and face" but there are times when I have been asked to arrive with "dirty" hair ... that usually means an up-do; for better holding curls and fullness.

Watch the Red Carpet -Celebrity Beauty Secrets video where I featured Brazilian Blowout's Boost on Phoenix's Arizona Midday here:


You can use this Body Powder Boost as a dry shampoo too, but I like it everyday for volume, and use it more like a styling product. I highly recommend this whole line, my hair has never looked fuller!

the Shamrocker modelTini™



Celebrating St Patrick's Day seems to always include a green drink, or two ... and that all adds up to a whole lot of empty calories. The modelTini™ is a drink, officially defined in the Urban Dictionary 


This Shamrocker modelTini ™ will help you keep that skinny minnie waist line and let you celebrate the Irish holiday in style!

Of course, you can add green food coloring to any drink to make it green, but I like to be more authentic than that (Plus that green food coloring quickly turns your teeth green too). This combination of ingredients turns your drink into a chartreuse, neon-glow green naturally.

Ingredients:
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Blue Gatorade - Glacial freeze flavor (replacing electrolytes you're drinking away)
  • 1/2 oz Diet Red Bull (To give you the energy to keep up on St Patty's Day with those Irishmen)


HAPPY ST PATRICK's DAY!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Celebrity Secrets for Red Carpet Legs - Tria Laser 4X



Awards season is over but we saw a lot of celebrities stepping out onto the red carpet in dresses with thigh high slits. Angelina Jolie  sparked the trend last year at the Oscars when she thrust her right leg out of her Versace gown and it's been officially dubbed as "Leg Bombing" 

Leg slit Golden Globes

There is certainly no shortage of leggy stars in Hollywood, and as with most things, getting gorgeous legs usually comes with a high price tag and tons of help. I am always searching for secrets to share with you that you can do all on your own and so I'm happy to tell you about the new Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X that just launched in January. That's right you can get smooth and sexy hair free legs at home for a fraction of price of laser hair removal and pull off your own leg bomb!

The Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X, is the first and only FDA cleared device for at home laser hair removal.  It's uses the same technology found in doctor's offices with permanent results. The best part? You can use it in the privacy of your own home and it's safe enough to use even on your face.


In a doctor's office you would usually pay up to a $1000 to treat one area of your body for permanent laser hair removal and return for at least 6 visits!  Like everything in life that's worth having, it does take a little effort ...  with the Tria Laser it's recommend to use it 10 minutes, once a week for 3 months at the highest setting you can.

You should know that laser hair removal generally only works on brown or black body hair. There is a sensor on the bottom of the Tria device that will automatically unlock if your skin tone is safe to use it on. Lighter hair, gray and sometimes red usually does not contain enough pigment to absorb laser light. Even professional laser hair removal systems that are used in medical clinics are not effective on these hair colors. 


Watch my red carpet beauty segment from AZ midday here:





As in the infamous words of ZZ Top .... 
"SHE's GOT LEGS, SHE KNOWS HOW TO USE THEM."



You might also like my post about how to get the "LEGS FOR DAYS" look {HERE}.














Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Halo Design Hair Extensions - 5 minute celebrity extra hair secret to make you look younger - Kelly Ripa Style


Gotta love Kelly Ripa for "keeping it real!" and revealing one of the best kept secret weapons of Real Housewives, Beauty Queens, models and celebrities to her audience live on Dec 20 ... extra hair. 

The down to earth star who is always able to laugh at herself, took off a significant chunk of her mane for all to see even though her producer wasn't so sure, worried she would scare her audience and actually said so on the air. Unlike the bad weaves and glue-in weft mishaps that we have seen on stars before, the halo hair extensions are virtually undetectable and undeniably real looking. And Ms Ripa proved it. 

Kelly's "wigston" as she named it, will set you back a cool $475 at Trygstad's NYC salon, after being customized to match your color and cut, but don't worry there are a few other options available to the ordinary girl wanting some extra-ordinary hair. There is one company in the US that sells them for over $350 at salons nationwide called Halo Couture and another called Halo Hair Crown taking orders online for $100 less called Hidden Crown and get this ... it's 40% MORE Hair. Plus the Hidden Crown has thick not wispy ends! This is called double drawn hair in the industry and very few companies offer this hair because it is so expensive.

I was fortunate enough to get a sample from these companies to compare. The hair from both is 100% human hair, but Hidden Crown is more simple to adjust, nothing to glue or clip in; just a small invisible transparent thread in front to hide that is easily covered with your own hair that you clamp and tie down. Gravity or the weight of your natural hair once pulled over keeps in place because I actually flipped my head up and down and side to side and it never fell off! GENIUS!


Here's a video of Kelly showing us her halo style hair extentsion.

If any of you would like to buy them here is the link to the US brand, Hidden Crown Hair, that I think is best. The color options are huge and although you may think it's hard to match your color you'd be surprised how easy it is to do.

Regarding hair color, there are industry standardized colors based on how dark the hair is on a scale of 1 to 10, with the blackest being 1, to 10 being a very light blond color. It's important to know that this has NOTHING to do with hair extension colors. Hair Extension companies formulate and name all their own colors. Some may be similar to you but please be aware that these vary widely and will not be the same for all. I can wear color #2, #3, #4/613. As long as you get within half a shade this extension design will blend in with your hair - half of your own hair is pulled over the top so that will remain to be what most people see as your color. 

Having all one color hair can make you look like you are wearing a helmut on your head. The best part of Hidden Crown is that it is 100% human hair so you can deposit color and make it a perfect match too as well as cut it to the length you want and style just like your own hair! Some girls just want more fullness while others might be interested in longer hair. 

Here's to having it all Goldilocks!




Monday, March 4, 2013

Kelly Ripa's halo hair extensions - Exclusive insider tip on where to get it!

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Gotta love Kelly Ripa for "keeping it real!" and revealing one of the best kept secret weapons of Real Housewives, Beauty Queens, models and celebrities to her audience live on Dec 20 ... extra hair. 

The down to earth star who is always able to laugh at herself, took off a significant chunk of her mane for all to see even though her producer wasn't so sure, worried she would scare her audience and actually said so on the air. Unlike the bad weaves and glue-in weft mishaps that we have seen on stars before, the halo shaped hair extensions are virtually undetectable and undeniably real looking. And Ms Ripa proved it. Watch it here:







Kelly's "wigston" as she named it, was customized for her by her stylist for hundreds of dollars, but don't worry there's a less expensive option available to the ordinary girl wanting some extra-ordinary hair from a company online that sells the Hidden Crown  online for starting at just $250 {HERE}

The Hidden Crown hair is 100% human hair with a silky texture and easy to wear. Simple to adjust, nothing to glue or clip in; just a small invisible transparent thread in front to hide that is easily covered with your own hair. I guess the weight of your natural hair once pulled over keeps in place because I actually flipped my head up and down and side to side and it never fell off! GENIUS!

If any of you would like to buy them here is the link to the Hidden CROWN The color options are huge and although you may think it's hard to match your color you'd be surprised how easy it is to do.


Here's to having it all Goldilocks!






Watch below to see me put this extension on in 30 seconds live for TV.



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