Archive for August, 2009

How to Fake Perfect Skin

How to Fake Perfect Skin

Some of us are born with perfect skin. Most of us have to work hard to achieve it – or fake it. So how do you fake perfect skin without caking your face with makeup? We turn to Tina Turnbrow’s “no-makeup makeup look” for Abaeté’s fall runway show for reference. “You don’t have to wear dark-colored makeup just because it’s fall,” says Turnbrow. The stylist shares her secrets to her gorgeous ‘perfect skin’, “no-makeup makeup look.”Turnbrow stuck to sheer and barely-there colors and textures,…

Fall Skin Problems Solved!

Each season brings a new set of skin problems. This coming fall, things will be no different. The best you can do is to know what you’ll be dealing with and how you can prevent or cure them. Seborrheic DermatitisSeborrheic is that dandruff-likeproblem that affects your scalp, chin, and nose. Seborrheic dermatitis is usually caused by stress but it may also be caused by weather changes, hormonal fluctuations, product buildup, and genes. Jeanie Downie, a dermatologist from New Jersey, says, “You’v…

Nail Trends to Match Your Skin Tone

Nail Trends to Match Your Skin Tone

CND training manager and Fashion week Roxanne Valinoti names her fall nail forecast to Elle.com. Read on to find out your how you can pull of the coming season’s nail trends.Skin ToneValinoti says people’s skin tones are thought of in terms of warm and cool. If you’re not sure what’s yours, Valinoti shares this neat trick: “Generally speaking, if you like gold jewelry and look good wearing it, your skin is warm-toned. If you wear a lot of silver then your skin tone is on the cooler side.”ColorsN…

Fall Runway Makeup and Hair Trends

Whether it’s about clothes, accessories, hair, or makeup, runway shows give us an idea of what will be the trends for following season. That said, below are some of Fall fashion week’s hottest makeup and hairstyle trends. HairstylesThe Pompadour Variations of this classic up-do were spotted at several runway shows, during fall fashion week. For Zac Posen, hairstylist Odile Gilbert says she “imagined a punk Josephine” when she created the sexily unkempt chignons. At Pollini, Redken’s creative con…

Alexander Wang Hilary Leather Shopper

Alexander Wang Hilary Leather Shopper

Just like any Alexander Wang-designed item, the Hilary shopper mixes simplicity with tough stylishness. Made of if 100 percent black leather, the handbag may be very casual and slouchy, but the contrast stud details throughout its front add just the right does of edginess that can toughen up any casual ensemble. It’s very roomy too. A plain black back, leather shoulder straps, and seam details at the sides complete the bag’s rock-‘n’-roll chic. The bag’s dimensions are Width 20″ / 51cmHeight 19…

Hair Trends: Ballerina Bun

Hair Trends: Ballerina Bun

The ballerina bun is a simple yet elegant up-do that is making the rounds at Fall runways this year. At Monique Lhuillier’s fashion show, the designer staged what stylist Sabrina Michals called “a ballerina and a smoky, operalike atmosphere.” Michals added that “the clothes are beautiful and elegant, and she didn’t want the hair to take away from that.”Michals’s austere yet sophisticated hairstyle was the perfect solution. To create the classic up-do, Michals dropped her brushes and went manual…

Jennifer Aniston’s Hair Secrets

Jennifer Aniston’s Hair Secrets

Ever since Friends exploded into one of the most popular sitcoms of our time, Jennifer Aniston has become somewhat of a hairstyle icon. Every new hairstyle is noted and catalogued, and used as reference by Find out how she’s able to get superb tresses straight from the man who’s been caring for them from the start. Chris McMillan, Aniston’s longtime stylist, share’s the stars secrets to Elle.The Rachel hair and Friends Era”I’ve been doing Jennifer’s hair forever. When I first met her, she had lo…

Makeup Trends: Black Eye Shadow

Makeup Trends: Black Eye Shadow

Fall 2009 trends were announced a few months back which means you have plenty of time to stock your closet with the season’s trendiest outfits. Now that fall is almost upon us, it’s time to discuss the other aspects your over-all fall look – like makeup for instance. A couple of fall’s hottest trends are leather and rock and roll. What better makeup to go with these trends that dark-rimmed eyes and minimal lip and cheek color. For his  fall runway show, designer Yigal Azrouël turned to makeup a…

Campo Messenger Bag

Campo Messenger Bag

I have always liked J.Crew’s collections. They are trendy yet simple; unique, yet functional. On top of that, the products are reasonably priced. I especially like the brand’s new Campo collection. The collection features earth-toned bags that are very modern, and yet they have this classic feel to them. My favorite from the Campos collection is the messenger bag. It is made of smooth oiled leather with gold-tone hardware. The oil allows the leather to practically repair itself. According to the…

Swarovski Diamonti Stone Bag

Swarovski Diamonti Stone Bag

The Swarovski is not just about sparkly cut crystal. It offers a wide range of products for your entire lifestyle. Their offerings range from jewelry, fashion accessories, watches, weddings, home accessories, figurines, and handbags. The Swarovski handbag collection is just as dazzling as its cut crystals. A current favorite is the Diamonti Stone bag. It’s a hand-help bag made of calfskin, with a glazed leather handle, a glazed leather flap that is designed with a Silver Shade Crystal Mesh. The…