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May 3, 2017

Met Gala Beauty: Emma Roberts – Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury

The Scream Queens star, Emma Roberts, hit the red carpet in a modern red dress and pink fur stole by Diane von Furstenberg with an illuminating BEAUTY GLOW makeup look created by makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury.

When asked about the look, Tilbury said, “This look is all about a dreamy, lit-from-within glow on flawless, pore-less contoured skin, soft, rose-gold metallics on the eyes to make them look bigger and brighter, and sumptuous, fuller, wider Pillow Talk supermodel natural lips.”

Below, Tilbury shares the key steps she took to create Emma’s red carpet look:


  1. Charlotte prepped Emma’s skin the night before using her Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask and Overnight Bronze and Glow Mask so she already had glowing, natural looking tan skin. To hydrate the skin that morning, she applied her cult-favorite Magic Cream to the entire face followed by Magic Eye Rescue underneath the eye. To create a luminous base, Charlotte applied the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglowto help redirect light and create a spotlight effect on the carpet followed by the Charlotte Magic Foundation in 2 & 3 in 2 Fair and 3 Fair for a flawless finish. She then applied with the Mini Miracle Eye Wand in Shade 1 underneath Emma’s eyes for instant brightness and luminosity.


  1. Next, Charlotte brushed up Emma’s already gorgeous brows with Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift in Rita to frame her smoldering eyes. She fixed them with Legendary Brows in Clear.


  1. To create a soft, shimmering modern rose-gold metallic look that played up Emma’s beautiful green-hazel eyes, and pull out the amber lights in them. Charlotte first curled Emma’s lashes using her Life Changing Lashes eyelash curler. Next, Charlotte mixed the prime and enhance from Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette in Beauty Glow Palette and Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita on the lid and smudging it out underneath the eye. She then elongated Emma’s eye using The Classic Eyeliner in Audrey and added the Rock N’ Kohl Pencil in Eye Cheat Pencil to make her eyes look even bigger and brighter and whiter. She topped off the eye look with the pop shade in the Luxury Palette in Dolce Vita to create a 3-dimensional shimmer on Emma’s eye. Finally, she amped up the eye with lashings and lashings of Legendary Lashes Mascara. You can never have enough mascara!


  1. To achieve Emma’s Hollywood contour, Charlotte sculpted Emma’s cheekbones with the Filmstar Bronze & Glow from her Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette in Beauty Glow. She added pops of dreamy highlighter from the palette to the tops of the cheekbones and the Cupid’s Bow for ultimate Beauty Glow.  For additional dewiness, Charlotte added the Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick Lip To Cheek Dewy Colour Pop in Moon Beach onto Emma’s cheekbones.


  1. Charlotte cheated and re-sized Emma’s lips with her best-selling Lip Cheat Line Liner in Pillow Talk and Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk to tie the look together. It’s the ultimate celebrity supermodel lip.


  1. To finish off the look, Charlotte contoured Emma’s arms and legs with Supermodel Body and a magic halo of Scent of a Dream.
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May 3, 2017


New York, NY – Fei Fei Sun attended the ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between’ Costume Institute Gala carrying a Swarovski clutch. @Swarovski #BeBrilliant

About Swarovski

Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. The Swarovski Crystal Business is run by the fifth generation of family members and has a global reach with approximately 2,800 stores in around 170 countries, more than 27,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.6 billion euros in 2016.

Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2016, the Group generated revenue of about 3.37 billion euros and employed more than 32,000 people.

A responsible relationship with people and the planet is an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage. The global Swarovski Waterschool education program has reached 461,000 children on the world’s greatest rivers, and the Swarovski Foundation, set up in 2013, works to support culture and creativity, promote wellbeing, and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact.



Photo Credit: Dia Dipasupil  / Getty Images

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May 3, 2017

Check out for free makeovers, free samples and a chance to win beauty products

Check out for free makeovers, free samples and a chance to win beauty products in our monthly contest.

Details on our their Beauty Basket Giveaway:
This month the  basket includes products from Cantu, Rimmel, L’Oreal, John Frieda, Nexxus, Crest, Hawaiian Tropic, Neutrogena and more! The Contest runs from now through 5/31/17, winners will be chosen on 6/10/2017and notified by 6/15/2017. We want to encourage readers to go to our Facebook page ( and like us, then enter to win on our page. They can also enter on our website at

On the site you can enter your zip code to find beauty events in your area. You can also follow them on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter. In addition to listing in-store makeovers, also features a blog on product reviews (


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May 2, 2017

Get The Look: Cara Delevingne at the 2017 Met Gala

Who: Cara Delevingne at the 2017 Met Gala
The Inspiration:  Celebrity Makeup Artist Romy Soleimani wanted to create a feminine look on Cara’s face to juxtapose her shaved head.
How to Get the Look: 
Romy kept Cara’s skin natural and light by applying Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation and Match Perfection Concealer. She gave her a soft glow by applying Rimmel London Good to Glow Highlighting tint to her cheekbones, the bridge of her nose and cupid’s bow. She added definition to the face by applying Rimmel London Kate Sculpting & Highlighting Kit in Golden Sands.
Romy wanted to draw attention to Cara’s eyes so she created a soft smoky eye with a flick on top using Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal and Rimmel London Scandaleyes Gel Eyeliner in black. Romy added Silvery Gunmetal tones using the Magnif’eyes Contouring Palette in Grudge Glamour. To finish the eye, Romy applied a generous application of Rimmel London’s new Shake it fresh Mascara by concentrating the application on the outer corner of the eyes for a winged out effect.
Romy added some definition to Cara’s brows by applying Rimmel London’s Brow This Way Highlighting Pencil to accent the arch and inner corners.
Romy wanted to keep Cara’s lips simple, so she dabbed on a bit of color with Rimmel London’s dual-ended Provocalips 16 Hour Kiss Proof Lip Colour in Make Your Move and sealed it with the clear gloss.
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May 2, 2017 launches Plus collection in luxury e-commerce swimwear boutique

Just in time for summer, provides an easy and enjoyable shopping experience for women of all sizes with the launch of a new Plus collection. The Plus shop features newly released bikinis and one pieces in extended sizes through 2X and 24W, from popular designers such as Robyn Lawley, Skye+, and Raisins Curve.’s latest collection showcases the trendiest and most flattering cuts for curvy bodies and is their latest initiative to make shopping for swimwear easy and fun.

The full release follows. I hope you’ll share this exciting news with your readers. Images are available upon request, and feel free to contact us for additional information or interviews. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

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May 2, 2017

15 Ways to Look Glamorous on the Cheap

How can you look glamorous when all you have in your closet are cheap clothes? Is it even possible? Many people try to avoid high-end occasions when they have nothing expensive to wear. You do not need to skip any event or occasion. You just need to know how to work with what you have in your wardrobe to look elegant. When you are going through a tough financial season, you cannot afford to buy expensive clothes. However, you can add a few pieces that will give any cheap outfit an expensive look. Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Buy Heavy Jewelry

One classic way to look expensive in any outfit is accessorizing it with jewelry. If you are living on a budget, you may not be able to afford expensive jewelry either. The trick here is to choose the right earrings, necklaces, charm lockets, and bangles. Even cheap accessories can look glamorous if you pick the right pieces. Choose heavy and darker metals over light metals. Vintage metals never go out of fashion and look good with most outfits. Shiny metals will make your outfit look even cheaper. You can also add a classic leather watch to your look.

2. Invest in a Steamer

You may have heard that hanging your clothes in the bathroom while you take a hot steamy shower removes the wrinkles. If you have tried this before, you know it does not work. Ironing your clothes will take much of your time. You also risk damaging some fabrics. Buy a good steamer and always steam your clothes the night before. Wrinkled clothes look cheap and old. Never give an excuse for wearing a wrinkled outfit.

3. Tailor Your Outfit

Buying an expensive outfit does not automatically make you look glamorous. You can look cheap in an expensive outfit that does not fit you perfectly. The truth is that you will not always get clothes that fit your curves perfectly. Most of the expensive designs have cheaper alternatives. If you buy the cheaper design, take it to your tailor to have it customized for body shape. No one will be able to tell the difference between a cheap and expensive dress if it fits you perfectly. Never wear oversized clothes. If you lose some weight or notice the size is slightly bigger after ordering, take the outfit to a tailor immediately.

4. Invest in a Quality Handbag

You carry your handbag wherever you go. A classic, sturdy handbag is a must-have even when you are shopping on a budget. Save some money and buy your dream handbag. Go for a color that matches most of your outfits and shoes. Matching your shoes and handbag makes you look fabulous. Take good care of your signature handbags. Re-stuff structured handbags before storing them to maintain their shape. You can use your body lotion to keep your leather bag looking shiny as long as it is unscented.

5. Buy Fabulous Classic Coats

A quality classic jacket will make any outfit glamorous instantly. Buy several of such jackets and play around with the dresses in your wardrobe. One good thing about classic jackets is that they do not go out of fashion. You can wear them in any season, especially for an evening occasion and stand out. Some of the classic looks that will never go out style include belted trench coats, denim jackets, black pea coats, and black leather jackets among others. Buy as many of these as you can. You will always have a new look every day.

6. Pay Attention to the Details

Inspect your outfit carefully before wearing it. Check for loose threads, stains, hanging hems and loose buttons. Replace any missing buttons and trim loose threads. If you find stains, take the outfit to a dry cleaner if you cannot remove the stain at home without damaging the fabric. Throw away torn outfits and those with holes, however tiny they may be. Do not be fooled. Even the tiniest holes and stains will make you look cheap. Another great tip is to replace simple buttons with expensive looking buttons. For instance, you can replace plastic buttons with metal, pearl, or bone buttons.

7. Avoid Excess Makeup

You do not need too much makeup to look glam. Keep your makeup minimal and choose neutral colors for nail polish. Chipped nail polish is simply unacceptable. A touch of concealer, berry lips, well-done eyebrows, and rosy cheeks will do the trick. Ensure that you pick the right tone and hue of makeup for your skin color. Ask for help if you are unsure or just to confirm that you have the right products.

8. Avoid Washing Your Fabrics When Possible

Keeping outfits clean is necessary, but washing them every other day weakens the fabric. Excess washing makes the fabrics look cheap and old. The color will fade as well. One way to keep your outfit clean is to spot clean them with a toothbrush or sponge. Most of the marks on them will disappear after a few touches. If you do not like the smell, place the outfit in the freezer overnight. The smell will be gone by morning.

9. Tuck Your Shirt

A quality shirt with a matching trouser or skirt is a classic look for the office or a formal meeting. If you like this look, try tucking in your shirt instead of leaving it loose. Tucking a shirt gives you a polished look no matter the price of the shirt. You can go for matching colors or the classic monochrome look. The best colors for the monochrome look are navy, black, and white. You probably have all these items in your wardrobe. Try wearing them differently for a classy look.

10. Pick the Right Colors

Did you know that some colors can make you look dated and cheap? If you are trying to pick a few outstanding outfits, stay away from earthy colors. Earth tones give you a dated look even if the fabric is of high quality. Choose pastels and jewel tones over earthy tones to give your wardrobe a vibrant and glamorous look. Go for black in place of brown outfits. If you prefer prints and patterns for a different look, go for leopard spots. This print never goes out of fashion.

11. Buy a Fresh Fragrance

Your scent or fragrance should make your outfit. You do not buy a new perfume every other day and hence it is advisable to invest in a good scent. Apply your perfume directly on your skin and not on your clothes or hair. Start applying the perfume on the lower part of the body because heat rises up your body. You can also spray some on your wrist, neck or elbows. Use unscented body lotion and moisturizers to avoid a mixture of fragrances.

12. Keep Your Style Simple

Whether you are choosing clothes, charm lockets, bracelets, or earrings, keep your style simple. You may end looking cheap if you try too hard to impress. Cheap embellishes or detailed clothes will not give you the desired glamorous look. Instead, such cheap designs will make you look dated and cheap. Choose vintage or classic designs that suit your body shape. When choosing your jewelry, do not combine several cheap pieces. Instead, buy one outstanding piece. It may be inexpensive, but it is better than several cheap accessories put together.

13. Wear the Right Undergarments

Cheap clothes are often flimsy and sometimes ill-fitting. Panty and bra lines will make your cheap outfit look worse. The lines become the focus of your outfit instead of your dress or pants. Give every outfit a smooth silhouette beneath to make it look better and elegant. Pick the right size and material for your undergarments to avoid the distracting bra and panty lines.

14. Avoid Distressed Pieces

Sometimes distressed fabrics look dated and worn out, especially if they are extremely cheap. Stay away from such fabrics as much as possible. However, you can still wear some distressed fabrics without looking cheap. For instance, ripped jeans look trendy while distressed denim often looks cheap. A well-distressed design takes time and is expensive in most cases.

15. Buy Natural Fabrics

Manmade fabrics are cheaper than natural fabrics. Most cheap clothes are made of synthetic fabrics, but you can find a few good pieces in natural fabrics. Wearing natural fabrics gives you a more polished look. The fabrics are also more comfortable on your skin than synthetic fabrics. However, you need to take good care of natural fabrics to maintain their polished look.


Any cheap outfit in your closet can look expensive if you wear it with the right accessories, jacket, shoe, and hair. Your choice of color, fabric, and fragrance makes you look either expensive or cheap. The good news is that you do not need to spend a lot of money to look glamorous. You may have all the items you need lying in your wardrobe.

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May 1, 2017

I keep CeraVe by my Side at all times

When I write about skincare products, especially facial products, I always say “consistency” is the key. Using a product will often give you immediate results but if you are not consistent with them, you won’t have long term results which is key. I have been using CeraVe Skincare for several years now, it’s one of my favorites but I am not consistent which is not good. My skin is often dry. To combat this I have two CeraVe products which are working wonders for me. CeraVe Skin Renewing Day Cram with Sunscreen and CeraVe Skin Renewing Gel Oil. 

CeraVe Day Cream is great because now that spring is in the air I will be spending more time outdoors and the CeraVe Day Cream is the perfect treatment after washing my face. It contains sunscreen and 3 essential ceramides, niacinamide & hyaluronic acid. Skin Renewing Day Cream is lightweight, odorless and works well on my face, neck and hands too. CreaVe Day Cream will help prevent sunburn and when used according to the directions, decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun. I keep this Day Cream in the kitchen so I always have it handy when I need it throughout the day. This also helps with consistency because when I have it on hand, I tend to use it often which helps with the positive results I want to achieve.

I don’t use facial oils that much but I must admit, I like them. CeraVe Skin Renewing Gel Oil is one of them. I use this oil at night before bed and in the morning before applying moisturizer. It is a non greasy formula and my skin is hydrated throughout the night. CeraVe Skin Renewing Gel Oil is formulated with Ceraplex, a unique 5-ceramide & sunflower blend. Apply by dotting small amounts where needed and smooth over your skin until it is absorbed. If you find your skin dry, you won’t find it that way for long.

CeraVe has other fantastic skincare and you can find it all at You can find a store near you by clicking here

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May 1, 2017

Gabrielle Union Rocks KOA Swim!

LOS ANGELES – May 1, 2017 – Gabrielle Union shared a photo on Instagram wearing KOA Swim! The actress showed off her enviable bikini body wearing the Wanderlust Top in Copper/White ($75;
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May 1, 2017

Why Exercise? I’m Not talking about the obvious reasons

Believe it or not, some people in this day and age still don’t exercise.  I know it’s hard to believe, with all the promoting of good health and a gym on just about every corner. However, people still walk pass them to get to the fast food spot next door.  I am going to jump on the band wagon and tell you how important exercise is to you.  When you exercise, you change your body, mind, attitude and mood.  Let me start with how it changes your body.  I am not going to state the obvious like weight loss, tone and build muscle.   I am going to tell you about the things you may not notice.

Exercise can boost your sex drive. If you want to rev up your sex life get into the gym.  Not only will you be more flexible, you will also have more stamina in bed.  Exercise causes the brain to produce endorphins that stimulate the release of sex hormones and when men lift weight it increases testosterone.  Work out together and double the effects.

Exercise can improve your skin. When you exercise, you work up a sweat and that sweat is pushing all the built-up toxins out of your system.  So, make sure you wash your face when you are done with your workout.  Exercise increases your blood flow which carries oxygen and nutrients to your skin and increases skins production of collagen.  Exercise can help you fight off wrinkles and have that healthy glow.

Confidence booster – When you exercise on a regular basis you tend to stand a little taller.  You feel stronger, your energy level increases and just by sticking to an exercise plan gives you a sense of accomplishment.

Go ahead and visit your local gym you can make several changes in your life.  We know the obvious changes that occur are weight loss, tone and building muscles, but now you know you are doing far more than that.  Boost your sex life, make that skin radiant and push that chest out in pride you deserve it.

Get more info about Elizabeth Colen, Confidence Coach on  Fit Mind, Fit Body and Fit Spirit

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April 27, 2017

7 Ways to Maintain a Young-Looking Face

We all want to look as youthful as possible for as long as possible. We spend money on creams, facials, fillers, and even sometimes plastic surgery. To get some tips for how we can maintain a young-looking face, we went to several great beauty professionals including Dr. Kirk Brandow, founder and director of the Brandow Clinic for Cosmetic Surgery in Philadelphia, who has appeared on national programs such as Good Morning America and 20/20. Here’s what they all have to say.

  1. Get rest.

There absolutely is such a thing as beauty sleep. “Women come to my practice thinking they need an eye-job or a facelift when all they need is sleep. Sleep is a time when we rejuvenate ourselves and cellular turnover is at its height. Getting 7-8 hours of sleep nightly will make a huge difference in how youthful a woman appears especially as she approaches age 30 and collagen production decreases,” says Dr. Brandow. “A woman can speed up aging if they are constantly sleep deprived.”

  1. Use an overnight treatment.

If you suffer from breakouts or skin dryness leading to wrinkles or blotches, treating your skin concerns at night, is a way to maintain a youthful glow. “Work closely with your dermatologist or aesthetician who can recommend non-irritating skin treatments specifically addressing your concern,” advises Dr. Brandow. You want to take advantage of overnight options available to boost collagen and heal skin while sleeping.

  1. Hydrate

When it comes to anti-aging and putting your most youthful face forward, water is key. Water flushes your system of toxins which helps skin to glow. “Women spend a lot of money on topical creams formulated to boost moisture and hydrate the skin yet, if they integrated more water, even 4, 8 ounce glasses per day, they would see fewer wrinkles and an overall smoother younger skin texture within a month,” says Dr. Adriane Pompa, Miami based board certified dermatologist who specializes in aging skin.

  1. Be smart about fillers.

Fillers are used to add volume that diminishes as we age but people have taken it to extremes. There have been many advancements with fillers over the past 5 years offering more options and more sophisticated ways to administer them to achieve a youthful look.

According to Dr. Brandow, many patients believe that filling their cheeks will soften their laugh lines, so they push doctors to administer two to four syringes in their cheek bones and cheek area at once. This can result in swelling and doesn’t necessarily lift their face. Fillers are often done as an alternative to a face lift but, if not spread out over several weeks, it just gives the patient an unnatural look that distorts their face and makes them look odd.

“My personal preference is to perform the fillers sequentially. For example, I will use one syringe of filler in multiple locations. Then I’ll have patients return in 4-6 weeks and perhaps do another syringe to the same places, or different places, giving them an overall natural look. This leads to a softer, more natural result. The key to doing fillers well are going with small amounts every 4-6 weeks,” explains Dr. Brandow.

  1. Get facials.

According to Dr. Adriane Pompa, one facial per month does wonders for skin’s clarity, texture, and ability to produce collagen. “There are many at-home facials available one can do weekly. The key is knowing your skin type and ingredients that address your specific skin concern. Also, you can treat different parts of the face differently depending on skin issue. Let’s say you are prone to breakouts on your jawline, have wrinkles on your forehead and dryness on the cheeks, your dermatologist or aesthetician can recommend a facial plan customized for you.”

  1. Consider lasers and light!

Lasers are another tool that blasts away acne scars, evidence of past sun damage and evens out skin giving that flawless, youthful glow. There have been so many advancements with lasers resulting in more immediate results without downtime. Lasers typically cost between $600 – $1200 per treatment depending on the city and type of laser. The advantage with lasers is accuracy. You can treat a specific area without affecting the rest of the surrounding skin.

  1. Tone down your make-up.

One way to immediately take 10 years off your look is to revamp your make-up. Consider hiring a professional make-up artist who can teach you how to enhance and even modernize your look. New York make-up artist, Carlo Geraci, who was protégé to Trish McEvoy and Kevin Aucion, explains that a lot of women are doing their make-up the same way they did 20 years ago. That bronzer that you loved in the 90’s when you were 24 may appear harsh and outdated at 44. “Heavy eye liner and strong lip colors may only accentuate wrinkles and fine lines. As women age, less is more when it comes to make-up. Opt for a great hydrating foundation or a touch of concealer, a pinch of blush, a swipe of mascara or a gray or brown eyeliner and a natural looking lip liner topped with a tinted hydrating balm,” he suggests.

About the Experts:

Dr. Kirk Brandow, founder and director of Brandow Clinic for Cosmetic Surgery is a plastic surgeon with 2 locations in the Philadelphia metro area and a 3rd one at the jersey shore. Named a “Top Doc” in Plastic Surgery by Philadelphia Magazine as well as nationally recognized for one of America’s “Best Plastic Surgeons” of this decade, Dr. Brandow is a trusted expert who has developed many innovative, minimally invasive procedures for the face, body and skin. He has been featured on local, national and international television programs including 20/20, CNN’s Headline News, Good Morning America.

Dr. Adriane Pompa is a board-certified dermatologist and Associate Professor of Dermatology at University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital who is highly trained in medical dermatology, dermatologic surgery and cosmetic dermatology. In addition to her general practice, she specializes in anti-aging skin care, skin cancer prevention and treatment, and laser use in dermatology.

Carlo Geraci, New York make-up artist has worked alongside Kevin Aucoin, helped launch the Trish McEvoy brand, and was invited by Barneys New York to became the first Beauty Guru, a position created specifically for him. His work has appeared in print and commercial campaigns, New York Fashion Week runways, red carpets, Broadway stages, television, film, and fashion editorials. He has also appeared on the Style Network, CBS News, and Today on NBC. 

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