Archives for January 2014

January 17, 2014

Get the look: Camila Alves’ Critics’ Choice Awards makeup from Pixi at Target!

camila makeupCelebrity makeup artist Matin created Camila Alves’ gorgeous makeup look at this evening’s 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Matin exclusively used Pixi by Petra products – all available at Target for under $24 each.

How-to tips:

Step 1: Apply Tinted Brilliance Balm in Nearly Naked ($14) to lips, allowing the balm to soak in and hydrate lips

Step 2: Apply Flawless and Poreless Primer ($22) to entire face, prepping skin and creating an even, no-shine canvas for long-lasting makeup

Step 3: Using a brush for light coverage, dust Flawless Vitamin Veil ($24) all over the face

Step 4: Dab the concealer from the Eye Bright Kit ($18) under the eyes and apply the lightest, shimmery shade to highlight the inner corners

Step 5: For the eyes, apply Crayon Combo in Super Natural ($18) to ring fingers, warming between fingers, working into a creamy consistency. Apply to lids as a light foundation

Step 6: Create a thick line of the Endless Silky Eye Pen in CopperGlow ($12) along the lash line, smudging upwards all over the lid for sheer, shimmery coverage. Add depth to the eyes by applying Endless Silky Eye Pen in Black Noir ($12) to the outer corners

Step 7: For full lashes, layer on Pixi Large Lash Mascara in Bold Black ($16)

Step 8: Fill out brows with the tapered pencil end of the Natural Brow Duo ($16) and use the gel to keep brows in place

Step 9: Apply Beauty Bronzer + Kabuki ($18) all over the face, targeting the contours beneath cheek bones for a sculpted look


Step 10: Finish the look by dabbing Succulent Lip Twin in Coral Camellia ($18) on cheeks and Succulent Lip Twin in Nude Lily ($18) on lips for a fresh, youthful look





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January 17, 2014

TOMORROW – JANUARY 18TH…. Recieve a Personal Skin Care Consultation with Celebrity Dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt!

If you live in, or are visiting the Miami,Florida area tomorrow… It’s your “Lucky” Day!
You’ll have an opportunity to receive a personal consultation from the famous celebrity dermatologist DR. FREDRIC BRANDT!

Dr. Fredric Brandt  Celebrity Dermatologist

Dr. Fredric Brandt
Celebrity Dermatologist

On January 18th, renowned celebrity dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt will visit the Dadeland Mall Sephora store to offer one on one appointments to address skin advice to fans. Famed for his rejuvenation of some of the world’s best known faces, Dr. Fredric Brandt has been revolutionizing the cosmetic dermatology industry for over two decades and is best known for his advances in anti-aging skincare.

To book a 10 minute personal consultation with Dr. Fredric Brandt, clients can call the Dadeland Mall Sephora store to book a time between 12pm to 5pm with no purchase necessary.
Participants will experience a demonstration of the new dr. brandt® Do Not Age skincare line, specifically developed to repair and restore skin structure for youthful, firmed and tightened skin.
The product range includes:
• A skin-transforming serum
• A time reversing cream
• A triple peptide eye cream
• A firming neck cream


WHAT: Dr. Brandt® Personal Skincare Consultation

WHEN: January 18th, 2014, 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Sephora, Dadeland Mall
7535 Kendall Dr. Miami, FL 33156

HOW TO BOOK: Call Dadeland Mall Sephora at (305) 750-3445 (or go to Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

Don’t miss out! This is a very special opportunity!

Dr. Fredric Brandt ~ in person on January 18th in Miami, Florida!

Dr. Fredric Brandt ~
in person on January 18th in Miami, Florida!

(Quoted/Paraphrased information in this article received from an obtained PR-FACT SHEET)

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January 17, 2014

Sleekr Lived-in Curls Hit the Red Carpet

 January, 2013 (New York, NY) – Los Angeles stylist Angel V. Prado created “lived-in waves” with the Sam Villa Sleekr straightening iron for Quinn Shephard from CBS “Hostages” for the Peoples Choice Awards. “I love Sam Villa tools, they make working with hair so easy.  I especially like using Sleekr for creating lived-in waves and other texture,” says Prado.

Lived-in Waves

·       Starting with dry hair, take vertical sections around the head and spray Redken guts 10 root volumizing spray foam from root to mid shaft, comb through with a Sam Villa Detangling Comb using the wide teeth for even distribution of product.

·       Blow dry roots with a Sam Villa Paddle Brush, upwards and away from the face to create movement and lift at the base (until dry)

·       Separate hair into two stacked sections (top and bottom).

·       Starting at the bottom, use a Sam Villa Sleekr straightening iron and take vertical sections (place iron in vertically), spin hair once around the iron and pull iron down the hair as if using scissors to curl ribbon.

·       Repeat on different parts of the hair strand (ex. first section curl at the base going back, next section only curl the mid shaft going forward) and continue until the entire head is curled.  Have fun and keep it sporadic, to create more natural looking texture for the perfect lived-in waves.

·       Finish by spraying Redken wool shake 08 volumizing texturizer and lightly shake with your fingers to add separation and movement.

Check out for other red carpet ready hairstyles. Sam Villa is founding partner of the Sam Villa® brand, Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue and Stylist Choice Award Winner for Favorite Platform Artist and Educator (2012, 2011 and 2007).  He is the pro that teaches the pros how to do hair.  Check out his new consumer website ( for hot tips, tricks and techniques for achieving professional results at home.  Facebook: SamVillaBrand;Youtube: SamVillaHair; Twitter: @samvilla; Pinterest: SamVillaHair; Instagram: @SamVillaHair + #SamVillaHowTo. 

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January 16, 2014

Check out butter LONDON’s Huge Clearance Sale only at



butter LONDON is starting 2014 off right with a HUGE inventory cleanout!

butter LONDON last order items will be on sale at 50% off through January 23rd. The Big Tidy-Up Event is clearing out butter LONDON’s closets to make room for exciting 2014 launches, so this is the perfect time to snag your favorite gift sets, limited-edition products and lacquers!

This fabulous sale will be taking place on!


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January 15, 2014

Kazumi Root Vanish is absolutely Amazing!


ROOT VANISH by Kazumi is an amazing beauty accessory that really helped me out of a jam this holiday season. I missed my badly needed hair coloring appointment and could not get another one until the following week. My grays were showing through and I had a few events coming up on the weekend, I needed to touch up my roots quickly. I didn’t want to color my whole head, after all, that wouldn’t make my hair colorist very happy, so I opted for temporary color with ROOT VANISH by Kazumi.

ROOT VANISH is not a marker, shampoo or spray but rather a gel that is brushed on the roots giving you total coverage. ROOT VANISH was designed and formulated by Beverly Hills celebrity colorist Kazumi. Kazumi partnered with the Japanese hair company KIWABI, Inc. and created this fabulous root color accessory featuring over 22 Asian ant-aging botanical extracts which will fortify, strengthen and energize your hair.

ROOT VANISH by Kazumi  is a gel based formula which is toxin free, fragrance free and 100% non transferable. This product truly is amazing. What I really liked about ROOT VANISH was that I was able to  treat my roots while my hair was dry, there was no need to shampoo. I was able to treat my roots quickly and did not have to deal with strong odors that some hair coloring products are famous for. ROOT VANISH is easy to use, simply press the button at the base of the wand until the color starts to dispense through the brush and apply the gel color to your roots. When you need more color, press the button, it’s so easy.  The brush applicator enables you to cover quite a bit of hair at a time. After you finish with your color, blow dry the color in so your hair will not stick. Brush your hair out and style as usual.

ROOT VANISH  can be used in layers and built up to achieve darker colors and the color remains until you shampoo your hair with warm water. Of course, you must always follow the directions on any hair coloring product and you will be amazed, as I was at how easy I found ROOT VANISH to touch up my graying roots.

ROOT VANISH by Kazumi is available in 4 colors, blonde, light brown, dark brown and black and can be purchased at

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January 15, 2014


On Studio 10 today, I explain some beauty myths & truths. Here they are:

1. Chocolate makes you break out.
MYTH – Chocolate won’t cause a breakout, but it is true that a poor diet can irritate your skin, so try to limit your chocolate cravings!

2. The best place to apply perfume is on pulse points.
TRUTH – Applying perfume to pulse points is the best way to make your scent last all day. Fragrances react with heat, so spritz your perfume on your wrists or the back of your neck and you won’t need to worry about re-applying.

3. Your cell phone can make you break out.
TRUTH – Apparently cell phones are premiere breeding grounds for germs. Some experts say the average cell phone has more germs than doorknobs and even toilet seats — yuck! Make sure you take a clean cloth to your cell phone screen every so often to help get rid of any breakout-causing germs!

4. Brushing your hair 100 times every night will increase its shine.
MYTH – Brushing your hair too much actually increases the potential for pulling out strands of hair. Instead, just brush your hair when drying or styling it and use a shine spray if you’re looking for more luster.

5. Ignoring a need for glasses can lead to wrinkles.
TRUTH – Ignoring the need for glasses means more squinting, right? And more squinting leads to…you guessed it — wrinkles. In fact, any repetitive facial movement can lead to wrinkles so wear your glasses and sunglasses!

6. Matching eye shadow with your eye color will make your eyes pop?

MYTH – Actually, contrasting your eye makeup with your eye color is what will really makes your eyes stand out. Here are a couple recommendations based on your eye color:
Green/Hazel: Plum, deep browns, and light golden hues
Blue: Smoky charcoals, chocolate, and bright berry tones
Brown: Soft pinks, natural beige, and shades of bronze

Crossing your legs causes varicose veins?

MYTH – There are plenty of ways to potentially develop varicose veins, but none of them are related to crossing your legs (sigh of relief). Some examples of what could causes varicose veins include genetics, obesity, trauma to the skin, etc.

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January 15, 2014

Beauty: Take 6

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Charlotte Today

Here are 6 beauty products for under $6 that you’ll love! I presented these today on Charlotte Today.

Watch the video here:

SwirlyDo Hair Ties are good for all hair types. They hold on tight & come off smoothly from your hair. They will not leave pony tail lines or get tangled in your hair and are great for workouts, sports and daily use. They come in neutrals, black , white and colors. They are priced at $5.99

At $4.79 CVS brand dry shampoo cleans without water. It leaves hair feeling refreshed and it works for all hair colors. It’s a quick-fix beauty solutions to freshen hair without washing. No water or blow-dry needed: One light spray absorbs oil and product buildup.

Jessica Nail Polish Remover is a fast-acting, gentle, non-oily, polish remover. It’s specially formulated to be safe and effective on all nail types. It’s a salon formula that doesn’t smear and comes in at under $6 with a price tag of $4.60!

At just $2.99 Glad Lash strip faux lashes are easy to apply. They are available in an assortment of lengths, styles, and colors. The lashes range from natural and delicate to extra short strips and long, full and dramatic styles.

Clean hands just got cuter with Dial’s Hello Kitty Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap. This fun, fruity liquid hand soap lets kids and adults say “Hello” to skin that feels fresh and clean. Decreases bacteria on the skin and leaves hands smooth. With Hello Kitty on the dispenser you’ll want to use more so pick up more than one at just $2.00 each

For under just .99 Wet n Wild Color Icon smooth and creamy Eye Liner Pencils are a “must have”. They come in shimmer formulas too. Colors include: Turquoise, Dark Brown, Taupe, Purple, Charcoal, Deep Blue & more.

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January 14, 2014

Year Round Sun Protection from CeraVe


“Mom, did you remember the sunscreen? That was one of the many questions asked as we were packing for our recent trip to Florida. Obviously, I was responsible for the sunscreen and CeraVe had exactly was we were looking for. CeraVe offered several types of sunscreens as well as several types of applications like lotions,  sticks and a sprays. The CeraVe products I chose are formulated with their trademark Invisible Zinc technology. As stated by CeraVe, “Invisible Zinc technology uses a revolutionary, naturally sourced micro-finezinc oxide that delivers a unique dry, clear finish on the skin whole also delivering powerful protection from the sun’s damaging rays.” 

All CeraVe suncare products are lightweight, oil-free, water resistant and contain ceramides which aid in repairing and restoring the skin barrier. Year round sun protection is so important because we are always exposed to the sun, after all, we don’t lock ourselves indoors when summer ends. We are quite aware how damaging the sun can be to our skin and we wear sunscreen when outdoors, whether we are on vacation or not. The girls were very happy with my choices and as you can see from the photos, they carried their CeraVe sunscreen throughout our vacation to sunny Florida.

Adrienne liked the new CeraVe SPF 50 Sunscreen Stick. It was small enough to carry in her back pocket and she liked the stick application with its retractable applicator. Jenna preferred the lotion for her face and CeraVe SPF 50 Face Lotion was exactly what she was looking for. She liked the light weight formula and the oil-free sunscreen was perfect for her skin type.


I carried CeraVe SPF 50 Body Lotion to be sure the entire family had the sun protection they needed while enjoying the beautiful whether. Our skin was protected from head to to thanks to CeraVe.

Visit and view their extensive line of skincare products.


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January 14, 2014

Feel a Little Tropical with Mango Moonbreeze by gud

GUD Mango Body Lotion

GUD Mango Body Lotion

A friend of mine gave me gud Body Lotion to try, she knows how much I love all the Burt’s Bees products. Burt’s Bees products are never made with Parabens, Phthalates, or Petrochemicals!  Only with natural ingredients!! I was looking forward to applying gud Body Lotion Mango Moonbreeze on my skin and feel a little tropical. I was crazy busy with the holidays that I left the gud Body Lotion on my desk in my kitchen.   In the meantime, I was using other creams but one day as I was rubbing hand cream into my hands, it dawned on me that I had forgotten to try the gud Body Lotion.  Searching up and down and around my desk, looking into cupboards, desk drawers, file cabinets, gud Body Lotion was no where to be found….. taking the trash out one day, I noticed the gud Body Lotion in the trash.  It was completely EMPTY!  I stormed into the house and questioned everyone who resides in my household. They were not shy, all came clean and said they used gud Body Lotion and LOVED IT. They were wondering when I was going to purchase more!  So my blog is my family’s review on gud Body Lotion Mango Moonbreeze from Burt’s Bees…..


My husband said it absorbs quickly into his skin recovering his dryness, never leaving his body greasy. Loves the mango tropical fragrance!  My daughter who has very sensitive skin stated she fell in love with the scent!!!  Loved that it applied smooth and silky on her hands, arms and legs!  It was safe for her to use – No Breakouts! My mother requested her own bottle of gud Body Lotion Mango Moonbreeze. She said it smoothed out all her dry, rough patches and refreshed and left her skin feeling silky and soft.  She also loved the mango and jasmine scent!  As for my son, he used gud Body Lotion on his dry hands and loved how it was non-greasy and fast-absorbing!  I am glad my family is happy with gud from Burt’s Bees and it really works. It makes me feel good that they are using a product that contains no Parabens, Phthalates or Petrochemicals!  Also, it is never tested on animals and is made in the USA.  Thank you gud from Burt’s Bees for satisfying my family!  I am pleased!  True Story!!!

Visit  and view their amazing skincare products that are available in six addicting fragrances.

316582_1509945246407_1407569992_nLaurie Carcieri

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January 13, 2014

Maria Menounos dazzles in butter LONDON at the 2014 Golden Globes

Maria Menounos

Maria Menounos

Glamour was in full-swing last night at the 71st annual Golden Globes and butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador, Katie Jane Hughes, was on-hand to help beautify Extra co-host, Maria Menounos.

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butter London 

To create the look to complement Maria’s hot pink dress by Max Azria Atelier, Katie layered lacquers while keeping the nude mannequin nail look.

Nail How To:

  • ·         Katie began by painting Maria’s nails with two coats of butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Trallop (part of butter LONDON’s NEW Boho Rock Collection).
  • ·         In order to add a bit of elegance to Maria’s nail look, Katie layered one coat of butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Hen Party over Trallop to give the nail a chic feel.
  • ·         Katie completed the look with butter LONDON P.D. Quick Topcoat and then applied butter LONDON Handbag Holiday Cuticle Oil around the nails to help them dry faster.
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