Thursday, September 24, 2009

PUCKER UP!

There are few products we've swiped on with more enthusiasm—or scrubbed off with more exasperation—than lipstick. These 5 are supremely flattering.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 , $22.50

This must have lip balm provides intense hydration in a remarkably lush lemon scented bullet. We slick it on before going to bed and wake up to soft, pillowy lips.

Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté Gloss Stick in 2, $30

Most sheer lipsticks deposit so little color, we wonder why we bothered. This formula delivers a pretty, rosy tint and so much moisture, we wonder how we ever got by without it.


Isn't an all-or-nothing bright. One swipe creates a sheer hot pink stain, while several applications dial things up to a bolder fuchsia note.




Many long-lasting formulas deliver hard-core color—but practically feel like house paint on your lips. These glide on effortlessly and stay smooth all day added bonus: it has SPF protection!


Wine hues tend to be too red, too purple—or too scary. This deep, warm bordeaux doesn't drain the life from our complexion.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How to Fake Red Carpet Looks With LORAC!

While some are born with flawless skin, most of us have to work at it—or fake it. The question is how do you attain a perfect, natural-looking glow without piling on the makeup? Carol Shaw of LORAC Cosmetics provides a shining example on how to use her legendary 'RED CARPET AUTHORITY' products & make up tips to achieving a gorgeous face!
Debra Messing at the 2009 Emmys looking luminous thanks to Carol Shaw & LORAC

With the right application, you can wear major head turning eye makeup with a rich lipgloss. Here's how to pull off this starlet-inspired face with
LORAC's Secrets Of A Hollywood Starlet - a kit filled with all you need to look like a silver-screen siren!

SECRETS OF A HOLLYWOOD STARTLET Collection contains everything you need to glow like a star. Packed to the brim with products Carol relies on with her celebrity clientele you too can look like a Red Carpet Diva! Here's some tips on how to look amazing with LORAC:


Once you've tried Carol's fail proof techniques & products you'll wonder how you ever functioned without these beauty essentials!

SECRETS OF A HOLLYWOOD STARTLET exclusively available at ulta.com



LPB FAVE!

This brush makes us feel like we've won the lottery. Its ceramic barrel heats up, cutting minutes off our blow-drying time, and its ionized bristles leave our hair shiny and frizz-free. Jackpot.

It's all in the Eyes...

We all know eye makeup has the power to change your look. For instant gratification, stock up on these gems by Flirt!. Slim enough for any purse (even a clutch), the Limited Edition EYES ROCK Dreamy Eyes™ Eyeshadow Palette is a pigment-rich eyeshadow kit that stays impressively crease-free. The palettes comes in 3 rocking hues : Poppin' Peach, Rockin' Purple, and Boombox Bronze - it'll work for anyone who wants to switch their eye makeup repertoire without going overboard. With EYES ROCK Dreamy Eyes™ Eyeshadow Palette the result is pure knockout.

Lacquer of Choice: JUNE



The perfect breather between bold winter nail hues and punchy summer colors?
This versatile
mauve shade.


ZOYA NAIL LACQUER IN JUNE
$6
artofbeauty.com

CURRENT OBSESSION: TARTE GREEN SIREN CHEEK STAIN

Tarte Cosmetics Cheek Stains come in what seems like an infinite number of colors—all petal-soft and immensely flattering. Our current faved: green siren (pictured) delivers a peachy glow that makes our cheekbones look like they're bathed in candlelight. This flattering blush is an instant pick-me-up for sallow skin.

Bonus: With the purchase of every tarte green siren natural cheek stain, you'll be supporting Sambazon's Sustainable Acai Project (SAP), a member of the Fair Trade Federation, which helps to preserve the Amazon Rainforest through conservation, improved living conditions and educational opportunities for communities in Brazil. How amazing is that!

Multi Tasking Never Looked So Good!

A hint of bronzer, a dash of cheek tint, smidge of lipgloss and eye color—many women think that daring to venture into, you know, actual all-in-one multi-task balm, will mean looking like a clown. We discovered something that will put even the timid at ease with color:
REVOLUTION Organics' Freedom GLOW Balm
the immensely flattering blends effortlessly to provide color for creating shimmering accents, contours or dynamic highlights on all skin tones.
Loaded with pigment,
REVOLUTION Organics' Freedom GLOW Balm, creates a gorgeous flush on your eyes, lips, cheeks and décolletage that doesn't fade.The formula delivers a pretty, dewy tint and so much moisture, we wonder how we ever got by without it!

SHEER PLEASURE

Finding a great lipgloss is like finding the perfect LBD—the task seems herculean, but the results make the effort worthwhile.
These
tubes by
REVOLUTION Organics
r
eally deliver
for women of all skin tones.



Many lipglosses deposit so little color, you might as well be wearing ChapStick. But the smooth formula of
REVOLUTION Organics' Freedom Lip Gloss creates a super rich hue that works well on the fairest to the darkest of complexions! It's as hydrating as a balm but stays put for hours without reapplying (ask any gloss junkie—that's a big deal). And the sponge-tip wands mean no drips. One swipe of the Freedom Lip Gloss creates a sheer stain, while several applications dial the hue up to a bolder note so whatever you are in the mood for be it demure damsel or siren you will surely find it with these 5 enticing hues.

WORK IT OUT THROUGH THE YEAR!

No gym? No problem! With this travel friendly exercise plan, you'll keep that hot beach body tight and toned through the fall/winter seasons with the fitness regime that Madonna is a devotee of!
callenetics.com

Fall/Winter. It's the seasons for all things active and outdoors to be halted for those of us who live in areas where rain, sleet, and snow reign supreme (pun intended) -making staying in shape a bit of an obstacle (not to mention the non stop holiday parties, dinners from thanksgiving through new years) with weekend fetes and week long hibernation also mean getting knocked out of your normal routine, which can freeze your fitness plans. With everyone tightening on their wallets maintaining your workout regime in an ill-equipped gym facility (or worse, none at all) can also derail your sweat sessions even if you're super-motivated. Fear not ladies! We've got Callan Pinckney's fitness DVD Super Callanetics an effective total body training program that will give you a satisfying workout any time or place you desire! Callan's Super Callenetics DVD will help you get a slimmer, sculpted body in just minutes a day. Lengthen and tone from head to toe with the dynamic workouts - the ingenious Pinckney brings her unique and elegant style to these sessions to help you achieve that lean, sculpted Callenetics body. You will be fabulous all year long!

To learn more about Callenetics and it's products check out callenetics.com

Natural Wonders

Mount Everest, the Grand Canyon, and Victoria Falls are well worth exploring—and so are these natural wonders. GLOWELLE™
Ready-to-Drink Bottle
Natural Pomegranate Lychee Flavor
GLOWELLE™
Powder Stick Pack Kit in Natural Pomegranate Lychee Flavor

We drank of this ulta luxe beauty drink every day for two months and developed a perfectly balanced complexion. You will want a lifetime supply...we do!

glowelle.com


This lightweight lotion feels as gentle as water—and is just as quenching.

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This moisturizing mask has a whipped texture that feels like a refreshing treat for the skin.

C’est pas possible : Wallet Friendly Beauty Products

These bargains won't break the bank and have you luminous from head to toe! Nivea
$2.99
nivea.com

With vitamin E and shea butter, this stick cushions our lips (and budget).

Perfect for both face and body—the most "magical" thing about this moisturizer is how quickly we are able to make a tube of it disappear.

Sea Breeze
Fresh Clean Astringent for Sensitive Skin

$4.99
drugstore.com

We've used this gem on our t-zone, rough cuticles, scalp and hair—the list is staggering
(but the price isn't).

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lacquer of Choice...


This deep bordeaux looks like an intimidating, nighttime-only hue in the bottle, but the ultra luxe formula goes on as more of a high octane , modern look that works for any time of day.


Zoya
Nail Laquer in RAVEN
$6
artofbeauty.com

This Season, You Need More Cat’s-Eye


The tricky dealings of crafting the perfect cat’s-eye are often discussed among those of us who have spoken or unspoken Audrey Hepburn ambitions. While I’ve always been of the camp that liquid liner is the way to go, I recently switched over to kohl after coming upon LORAC Cosmetic's Front of the Line PRO Liquid Eyeliner and now feel as though I may have been a bit quick to rule out the pen variety. The niche Hollywood brand’s angled tip give you more control for varying width and length, not to mention incredible flicking powers for perfectly pointed ends. Here's some application tips to help us properly enjoy the user-friendly design:


1. Apply a primer all over your lids and under the eye to set up a blank, matte canvas for the liner. We recommend adding a nude eye shadow on top of lids to set (our fave: LORAC eye shadow in NUDE).

2. Start with the thin side of LORAC’s Front of the Line PRO in black on the inner corner going out, keeping the pencil all the way into the lashes for a tight black line.

3. Stroke the pencil and turn to the wider side near the center of the eye, making the line wider until you reach the outer end of the eyelash.

4. As you approach the outer edge, turn back quickly to the thin point to create a pointed tip on the ends, and voilà!

Stay Healthy (and Out of the Red) With Origins

If the current economic climate has forced you to make some changes to your lifestyle (read: cut back on those biweekly facials, personal training sessions, and other “gratuitous” forms of personal enhancement), you don’t have to resolve to completely let yourself go. In response to growing inquiries as to how to maintain optimal health with minimal financial commitment, we have found 4 products from the BEAUTY Geniuses' ORIGINS sure to have you looking good through the year—while conserving your funds.
Spot Remover®
Acne blemish treatment gel

Can't afford Dr. Airan - don't worry about! Origins
Spot Remover® drives deep into pores to dry up existing zits and prevent new ones from forming.


A Perfect World™
for Eyes
Firming moisture treatment with White Tea


This ultra luxe treatment increases skin’s resilience around the eyes - truly amazing...
High Potency Night-A-Mins® Mineral-enriched moisture cream

This one has a whipped, almost pudding-like texture and has a light citrus scent. Within minutes after application, the pudding vanishes, leaving pure softness



The ingredients on the back of its label— Olive Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Rice Bran Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil —confirm the smoothing, anti-dullness promises that it makes.

Invest in these must have items all available at Origins.com

Resort Luxe

Rizzoli New York

Palm Beach, Montego Bay,and St. Tropez - all luxurious places Jet Setters of decades past fused the ease and carefree lifestyle of being on holiday with the sophistication of being bonvivants makes RESORT FASHION (Rizzoli New York) the perfect ode to the exotic destinations and the fashion that was inspired by it! At once glamorous and mysterious, the Jet Set/Resort lifestyle has influenced countless trends in the worlds of fashion and pop culture. Today, one no longer has to be a jet setter to embrace its casual-yet-elegant attitude and sense of style. With lively text and a plethora of images from world-renowned photographers, RESORT FASHION: Style in Sun-Drenched Climates is the first book of its kind to unveil this rarefied way of life and the insanely chic fashion that followed...


Available at Rizzoli New York

BLONDE GRAND SLAM!

Will the next big blonde trend be buttery highlights? Platinum streaks? Caramel lowlights? For now, it's actually none of the above. Instead, the news is about REDKEN'S Blonde Glam the stellar collection of products specially designed for tow-heads!
From bombshell blonde to beach bunny honey suckle these products, hydrates, maintain hue, add shine and volume. Blondes will surely have even more fun with these products in their arsenal!

From Left to Right: Dream Whip protective softening mousse, Blonde Glam Conditioner , Blonde Glam Shampoo , Crystal Flash shine treatment for multi-tonal blondes

Get your hands on these and other products on REDKEN.com or salons nationwide!

The Wave Effect With REDKEN

Summer's officially in full swing in New York as the S/S 2010 season kicked off with beach hair being the key focus at Alexander Wang, DKNY and a slew of other shows with models on the catwalk with two-textured hair had an emphasis on a sea-sprayed, matte finish look. On the red carpet starlets like Beyonce and Leighton Meester have donned textured, sexy kitten curls. If you convet the Curl/Wave style look no further - REDKEN's FRESH CURLS products texturize , treat and more importantly moisturise - hair without making it crispy - you will be styling and profiling in no time!
With FRESH CURLS it’s all about ditching the curlers in favor of using your fingers. Spritz towel-dried hair with a bit of styling spray (like the Fresh Curls Curl Boost Anti-Frizz scrunching spray gel for curly hair) twist one-inch sections into loops, and fasten them with bobbi pins. Let your hair air dry or pull out the blow-dryer—it’s up to you. Then slide out the pins and, voila, you’re ready for a night out on the town.

Loose curls that are as effortless as they look get your hands on the FRESH CURLS collection by REDKEN!



From left to right: Fresh Curls Spring Mousse Leave-In Anti-Frizz Activator for Lazy Curls, Fresh Curls Curl Refiner, Fresh Curls Conditioner, Fresh Curls Shampoo, Fresh Curls Curl Boost, Fresh Curls Anti-Frizz Shiner

Get your hands on these and other REDKEN products on REDKEN.com or salons nationwide!

MOUSSE SEASON

A spin-off of Fall's 80's power looks - soft, delicate blush looks seems to be usurping better-known hard hitting vixen face as the haute cheek look of choice these days, popping up in makeup collections and on the red carpet with increasing frequency. As far as we’re concerned, Flirt!’s I'M WHIPPED™ CHEEK MOUSSE gets the job done. Cream blushes are the way to go if you want a much more natural finish than - added bonus cheek mousse works on women with darker complexions (a huge bonus for me!) it also looks amazing on you fair skin gals so we're all winners!

Application tips: Apply the blush similarly to the way you might apply a rouge, starting on the apples of your cheeks and blending outward toward the cheek bones. Then add a little color to the bridge of your nose and forehead, anywhere the sun might hit, to make it look as natural as possible.

LPB’s picks: Try a cream blush like Flirt! I'M WHIPPED™ CHEEK MOUSSE in Thril Me or Madame X.

Available at Flirt!.com & Kohls.com

JOIN THE HOTLIST FOR FALL AT MAXX NEW YORK'S ANNUAL HANDBAG SAMPLE AND STOCK SALE!

JOIN THE HOTLIST FOR FALL AT
MAXX NEW YORK'S ANNUAL HANDBAG SAMPLE AND STOCK SALE!

Sept.14th -23rd
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
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212-679-3220

Italian suede hobos, Faux croco satchels, Microfiber, quilted nylon totes, and python leather. 10% Discount on all cash sales over $100
AMEX,MC,VISA,CASH accepted


Darling, Who's Slimming You This Season?

YOU can stare all day at the stylists, photographers and designers who will be flocking in and out of the Bryant Park tents for the New York fashion shows last week and still miss the accessory of the season. It's not some luscious, tangible object like Balmain's vintage-looking military jacket with chevrons and pewter buttons. The accessory of the moment is the fit physique and that's where Patrick Goudeau comes in. Patrick - the celebrated trainer and featured instructor on the FitTV's hit series 'ALL STAR WORKOUTS', has sculpted celebrity clientele including Paula Abdul, Melissa Etheridge, Brooke Shields, Catherine Oxenburg, Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Emmy Rossum just to name a few. Patrick is the man that many celebrities and men and women from the US & 35 countries around the world train with when they need to get in shape fast.


 With 16 fat-burning fitness DVDs you can have the Goudeau experience in the comfort of your own home ! My current fave - PLAYBALL, is an aero/tone “interval” workout that varies the exercises, but not the intensity — this super-tough program just never slows down. Patrick has added extra variety in the movements; including functional fitness, agility training and balance routines. You will instantly see results with his fitness program and by next season's Fashion Week all eyes will be on you!

To learn more about Patrick Goudeau & his products log onto patrickgoudeau.net

Monday, September 21, 2009

KICK IT With Ilaria!

Ilaria Montagnani is the woman who gave some of the hottest socials in the city runway worthy physiques. Now infamous for her sleek ponytail,
washboard abs and no holds bar work out sessions - POWERSTRIKE founder Ilaria is a legend! In New York City’s competitive world of personal trainers, Ilaria and her team are a stratosphere apart—so it's no surprise that training with her is not only a challenge but a privilege. Now if you're not in New York - don't fret - her DVD series packs as much punch as her work out sessions. Like in her classes - her DVDs most notably my current fave POWERSTRIKE 5 a
challenging 52 minute work out that will transform your body to astounding results. When Ilaria leads you in this grueling session of kicks, lunges and squats you don’t argue, you just obey and trust us you'll be thankful!

For more information on Ilaria Montagnani & POWERSTRIKE log onto powerstrike.com Justify Full

Let's Get Pshyical: Look 10 Years Younger With The Legendary Callenetics!

Have you ever noticed some of the most enviable women - who are un-freaking-believably gorgeous (sans botox) ? It all sums up to a healthy lifestyle and fitness regime! Thank the beauty Gods for Callan Pinckney , innovator, trailblazer and genius behind CALLENETICS - the fitness regime that has sculpted millions of physiques worldwide with it's revolutionary deep tissue workout. While it has been around for over 2 decades I recently discovered it and have been instantly hooked! My current fave is the CALLENETICS : How To Look Younger in 10 Hours - the hour long DVD tones your core, hips, and thighs, - you lose weight and will see a difference after doing the program for 10 hours (no recovery time needed ladies!). While you may not be thinking about wrinkles, brown spots, cellulite and the like right now, but Callan and her phenomenal team of instructors are proof that establishing a good regimen early in life can keep you looking slamming later on!

For more information and other products check out callanetics.com

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Perfect Hue: DEA



I absolutely adore dark nail polishes, but black shades are just a little too Debbie Downer for me at the moment. That's why I'm obsessed with the latest . The rich shimmery brown of Zoya Nail Lacquer in Dea, $6, is my absolute favorite du jour. The rich chocolate hue looks amazing on short nails--or on toes.

Playing With Color


The latest nail-polish colors look as if they rolled right out of a bag of Skittles—rich, glossy, and completely saturated in bold, bright color. And unlike the jet black and midnight blue shades we wore last year, there's nothing gloomy about them and thanks to ZOYA the purveyor of nail lacquer here's some tips on wearing high shine hues (like ZOYA Lacquer in Trinity above) ...

Go short. Unless you're deliberately emulating Donna Martin circa 1992, bright nails shouldn't extend past your fingertips.


Get in shape. You didn't learn about squovals in geometry class, but they're the preferred nail shape for brights

Start at the bottom.
A basecoat is even more important with candy-colored polish. Try Zoya Anchor Basecoat

Cut corners.
Giving yourself a manicure with shell pink polish is a breeze, but it requires more patience to keep vivid colors from smearing into your cuticles. Paint down the middle of the nail and leave the far sides—the part where you have to turn your fingers to see—free of polish. It also creates the illusion that your nails are longer and thinner.

Top it off.
A shiny topcoat helps vibrant colors appear juicy and rich. Paint one on after your manicure, and reapply once a week to refresh the color. Try Zoya Armor Topcoat

Find Zoya ultra bright hues as well as over 300 other ultra high-fashion Zoya shades at zoya.com