Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Divorce is devastating for everyone, and despite seemingly super-human powers, Kim Kardashian is no exception (and poor Kim has to go through it on TV!)
Kim should try Talika’s Eye Decompress—a portable eye mask that refreshes and soothes the sensitive skin around the eyes in minutes—to combat the redness and puffiness brought about by endless tears.
When placed into the Eye Decompress’ cooling blue liquid formulated with wild cornflower and rose petal extracts, a white capsule instantly transforms into a soothing eye mask. This compact, innovative packaging makes Talika Eye Decompress the ideal tool to keep on hand for spontaneous bouts of crying.
Talika Eye Decompress is available for $30 at dermstore.com.
Monday, October 31, 2011
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Want more CeCe Peniston? Check out out freshly dropped remixes of 'Finally' on http://cecepeniston.com/
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The just released John Varvatos USA, $70.00, fragrance lives in a world that is polished, but rough
around the edges; it’s a place where hidden meaning is out in the open, but can only be
seen by those with a sixth sense for keeping things interesting. The John Varvatos
USA man is old enough to see possibilities, and young enough to believe in them,
driven with a Let's-Do-It attitude that is tastefully twisted.
“I have always been inspired by artistically-rebellious visionaries,” said John
Varvatos. “This fragrance is for those who challenge perceptions of reality, because
they are the ones who open up doors we never knew existed.”
The Scent Breakdown:
Its a fresh and woody scent infused with a little swagger and a lot of soul. Relaxed, casual yet elegant, the fragrance is ushered through clean and bright notes, spiked with an unusual encounter of red ginger and vetyvert.
TOP NOTES: Top notes include red ginger essence from Laos, juniper berries, and
cedrat from Sicily
MID NOTES: Heart notes of blue spruce, green cardamom absolute, and osmanthus
BASE NOTES: Background notes include vetyvert, belambre, and tonka bean from Venezuela.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Walmart, Sears, Best Buy and TJ Maxx are just a few of the major merchants now offering layaway. In fact, Toys 'R Us has expanded its layaway program to include most toys, rather than just the big-ticket items.
Layaway nearly vanished before the recession, as credit card use grew in prominence. Stores preferred we swipe away because it was easier than handling all that paperwork. But with consumers leery of facing too much holiday debt -- and threatening to spend less this year in stores -- retailers began using layaway as a means of luring us back.
Do Dissect the Fine Print
You'll have to sign a contract or layaway initiation form, which naturally contains a lot of vital information you could easily overlook. Don't let a long line or impatient clerk rush you through checking each detail so you know what to expect.
Do Consider Whether it's Worth the Origination Fee
There's a fair amount of paperwork, processing and labor involved in layaway plans, so stores charge a start-up fee for each order. Consider the amount of that charge is worthwhile compared to the overall total of your purchase.
Do Decide if You Really Need This Item
Should something happen and you decide not to go through with all payments, you'll likely have to pay a fee of roughly 25 to 30 percent of the total price of the layaway plan. That's a hefty fine for changing your mind, so make sure you really want the item before placing it on layaway.
Do Compare all Fees vs. Credit Card Charges
Add up the potential costs and consider whether you'd be better off placing a purchase on a credit card. According to a New York Times op-ed by Cornell professor Louis Hyman, a typical shopper could wind up paying far less interest by using a credit card, even if it has a fairly high APR. Plus, a credit card gives you purchase protection and, with some companies, price protection.
Don't Ignore the Internet
Don't let a sale combined with a layaway plan talk you into buying before researching your options. You'll often find better deals online and it's a lot easier to comparison shop with your mouse. Search for promo codes to use toward your coveted item, and then compare the total cost of the online purchase to what you'd ultimately pay by putting it on layaway.
Don't Neglect Your Expiration Date
There's a limit to how long Walmart will store your stuff. As with other stores, they want to move it before Christmas, so check to ensure you have enough time and cash to pay the entire debt off on time or you'll forfeit everything you've already paid. Mark that date on your calendar and make sure you make all payments before it hits.
Don't Forget About Automatic Withdrawals
Some merchants prefer to set-up automatic checking-account deductions, ostensibly to save you the hassle of coming in to make each payment. In actuality, it's just another way to make sure they get their money. Should one of those payments bounce, however, you'll be socked with a healthy overdraft fee from both the merchant and your bank. Once again, mark on your calendar the date each deduction will be made, so you can double check the balance in your account.
Don't Layway When You Can Pay
It's hard to part with cash during the holidays, when other expenses build up, but the fees you incur with a layaway plan aren't always worth it if you can pay cash now and avoid the hassle.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Dermablend Professional and Zombie Boy Go Beyond the Cover
Trusted coverage brand asks viewers to look beyond first impressions with new online video campaign
Do you judge a book by its cover? That’s what Dermablend Professional, the #1 dermatologist recommended coverage brand in the U.S., is asking with its newest online video campaign, “Go Beyond the Cover.”
For this initiative, Dermablend Professional recruited Rico Genest, also known as Zombie Boy, the 26-year-old model and fashion muse best known for his head-to-toe skeletal tattoos. Genest gained attention after appearing in Lady Gaga’s video for “Born This Way,” as well as walking the Thierry Mugler runway in Paris, to name a few. His notoriety and unique appearance have also earned him a cult Facebook following.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
ESTÉE LAUDER AND THE ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES’
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE WITH THE ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES’ BREAST CANCER AWARENESS (BCA) CAMPAIGN?
Each October, I join Evelyn Lauder and travel around the world raising awareness for breast health and funds for breast cancer research. We’ve visited many U.S. cities, as well as the U.K., Australia, France, Holland, India, Italy, Scotland and South Africa, reaching many millions of people each year with our awareness message. We spend time at numerous retailers, meeting as many people as possible and telling them that if a localized breast cancer is detected early, it’s 98% curable. The Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign gives away millions of Pink Ribbons each year as a reminder about the importance of breast health. By the end of October 2011, The Estée Lauder Companies will have given away close to 115 million Pink Ribbons worldwide. We also sell our Pink Ribbon products, which are all wonderful products, and the best part is that they benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) to help find a cure.
WHEN AND WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH THE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN?
Just after I started as an Estée Lauder model 16 years ago, Evelyn Lauder asked me to help her with The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. My grandmother had recently died of breast cancer, so it was a cause very close to my heart. This is a disease that knows no boundaries and does not discriminate, touching everyone in every country. We all know someone – a grandmother, friend, mother, aunt, sister, cousin or co-worker – who has battled cancer. Now more than ever, it is important to join together to get the message out: to tell everyone we know to see their doctors regularly and get
a mammogram every year if over the age of 40 because if a localized breast cancer is detected early, it’s 98% curable. Survival rates are rising and each year we get closer and closer to finding a cure for this disease.
Evelyn and I have traveled to many countries, meeting wonderful people, handing out Pink Ribbons, selling Pink Ribbon products and bathing gorgeous landmarks in pink lights to raise awareness for breast health. It’s extremely rewarding to work on this
campaign and I know that my grandmother would be very proud to see that the information available today about breast health is
much more prevalent than ever.
WHAT MAKES THIS YEAR’S CAMPAIGN DIFFERENT FROM PAST YEARS?
This year, The BCA Campaign has taken their “Connect. Communicate. Conquer.” theme to the next level by emphasizing strength in numbers and the collective power of working together towards a common goal. This year’s theme, “TOGETHER. Connect. Communicate. Conquer. For A Future Free of Breast Cancer.” implores everyone across the globe to join Together to Connect and Communicate with everyone they know – men and women – about the importance of breast health and early detection in order
to Conquer this disease once and for all. We cannot underestimate that knowledge is power and we must continue to make a difference by spreading this message.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE PRODUCT THAT IS SOLD DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER TO BENEFIT BCRF?
All of the Pink Ribbon products are really special, but if I had to choose my favorite, it would be the Estée Lauder’s Elizabeth Hurley Pink Ribbon Collection. It features a Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Lavish Pink, along with a beautiful accessory bag. It looks and
feels so incredible and leaves your lips wanting more. I wear it all the time and the best part is that a percentage of the suggested retail price goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Holland Roden hit the red carpet at the 2011 Scream Awards wearing ban.do!
The Teen Wolf star wore the same black ban.do rose headband to the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party last month! http://www.shopbando.com.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
We all love us some Beyonce, even a pregnant booty shaking Beyonce.
But in her new 'Love On Top' video it looks like shes straight swagger jacking. Or is it just an homage to New Edition's 'If It Isn't Love' video?
New Edition Favorite:
But in her new 'Love On Top' video it looks like shes straight swagger jacking. Or is it just an homage to New Edition's 'If It Isn't Love' video?
New Edition Favorite:
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Gucci Fall 2011 proved that jewel tones always feel like fall. Goody Regency ($2.19-8.99, Target) is filled with lush fabrics and colors. For the PETA friendly, skip the aqua fox fur and try a shimmering barrette or headwrap.
Prabal Garung Fall 2011 was shimmering like New Years Eve. Goody DoubleWear ($5.99, Target or Walgreens) helps you copy the look with Gold and Silver bangles that double as a chic hair accessory.
DKNY’s Fall 2011 school girl chic proved that you’re never too old for your romper. Feel like the look is too youthful? Get inspired with some simple school girl plaits or a few bobby pins to hold back your newly grade school inspired bangs. Hold your style without anyone seeing with Goody ColourCollection ($2-8.00, Target and Wal-Mart).
What began in 1971 as simply a new lip gloss shade, Black Honey
instantly became a success. In 1989 when Black Honey was later launched as an
Almost Lipstick, no one realized the incredible impact it would have. Legions of devoted
women have turned it into a serious cult favorite and it quickly evolved into a modern
Today, a single lip colour has stimulated an entire collection featuring the universal shade
for the eyes, lips and cheek. The New Black is flattering on all skin tones and ultra
wearable for a completely feminine look.
The stand out product from the collection is the Lipgloss/Lipstick Duo in Black Honey, $20, available at Clinique counters nationwide.
The 2-in-1 product details:
Almost Lipstick for a more classic Black Honey look with a soft dewy finish or, Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 for
a high shine finish.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Giuliana Rancic has partnered with Bright Pink, an organization that empowers a younger generation of women to be proactive about their breast health, to create a new four-part myth-BUSTing video series. In the videos, Giuliana takes to the streets to quiz passerby’s breast cancer knowledge while BUSTing common breast cancer myths and arming viewers with helpful tips and information.
In addition to the video series, the Facebook application invites users to take the ‘Pledge To Protect Your Chest’, which encourages individuals to make small steps toward being more proactive about their own breast health.
For more information on Bright Pink, visit www.BrightPink.org.
Does limiting your alcohol intake to one drink per day reduce your lifetime risk of breast cancer?
Does a woman’s body weight affect her breast cancer risk?
Limit alcohol to one drink per day or avoid it completely since there seems to be some link between alcohol and breast cancer, although we don’t know how strong.
Maintain a healthy body weight and limit fat intake. There is a clear link between obesity and breast cancer because of the excess estrogen production in fatty tissue.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The international queen of retro-style and burlesque, Dita Von Teese, has partered with Kiss to launch a line of easy to apply half-moon manicured nails in a deep red shade, recalling the high-fashion vintage look of the 1930’s and ‘40’s.
“I wanted to offer a shortcut to obtaining the nail style that I have been wearing for the last 20 years, and Kiss has helped make it a reality,” notes Von Teese.
Dita Von Tesse Nails by Kiss take the drama out of mastering this shape while bringing glamour to every woman. The technique of leaving the nail bed, or “moon,” bare or neutral-toned actually began as a way to prolong a manicure as it grew out. This signature look was also considered a status symbol for the age. “I think it was a way of showing that you had someone take the time to do your nails and perfectly paint the half-moon rather than doing them yourself,” says Von Teese. “If you look very, very closely, the most glamorous and iconic portraits of the 1930s and 1940s show the half-moon manicure.”
Monday, October 10, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
In an interview with NextMovie.com, actor Hugh Jackman admits to being a huge Eminem fan.
During the filming of "Real Steel" I heard that you and director Shawn Levy went to an Eminem concert. There's an Eminem song in the movie, and played in the trailer for "Real Steel." Can we assume that you two are big fans of his?
I think Eminem is extraordinary, and one of the greatest live acts I've ever seen. I'm a real fan of live music, but if I go to a concert and I feel that I'm just getting their CD, basically, played for me, it bores me. I would prefer to just listen to it. But he, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre: It was one of the most electrifying nights I've ever been a part of. I was actually ushered to this area and I went behind the stage and just watching Dr. Dre get ready to go onstage, it was kind of like watching a prizefighter getting ready for a big fight. There's just so much that they put in to every song. And Eminem, he's just, oh my God, he's just the consummate performer. A professional. And everything comes from an honest place. Comes from his heart. That's what I like about him.
Full interview: http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/hugh-jackman-fan-interview-real-steel/
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Ana Brenda Contreras and contest "Wild Mane" Dove Hair invites women to share the relationship they have with their hair by sharing their own experiences on the way your hair does what you want.
Actress Ana Brenda Contreras hair dramatizes the problems with which many women face in a video for Dove Hair.
Now women everywhere can make peace with your hair dry and unpredictable, thanks to Dove Hair Care, who joins the soap opera actress Ana Brenda Contreras for the launch of the Dove "Wild Mane". The campaign invites women to share their best stories to help them put an end to their frustrations with unruly hair and unpredictable, which seems to have free will. A lucky lady will win a transformation of hair by a celebrity stylist and will star in a television commercial for Dove Hair.
One in three women has experienced unpredictable hair, dry, rough and frizzy, which makes handling frustrating. Ana Brenda Contreras respond to these problems and embody the comic-but-real situations that women face with her hair. Thanks to the new collection Dove Nourishing Oil Care Collection, which is responsible for dry hair, rough and frizzy, women can now have hair soft, silky and shiny all day.
"Because of my profession, my hair suffers abuse dryers and flat irons, so I have to deal with dry hair, rough and frizzy, it sometimes seems impossible to manage," says Contreras. "The 'Wild Hair Campaign' offers women the opportunity to learn from each other, inviting them to share their experiences with hair that seems to have free will."
DOVE "WILD HAIR" CAMPAIGN
Two out of three women (67%) (1) describe hair as dry and unpredictable and said that many times "seems to have his own will." Women can participate in the campaign by creating a video of 60 seconds to share how your hair will make your own by telling a story, the performance of a skit or even the interpretation of a song. Then select three finalists and the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist on Univision.com, keyword: Dove.
The winner will appear as the protagonist in a television commercial for Dove Hair. Also, win a VIP trip to Miami and a transformation of hair by a celebrity stylist.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
I was invited to attend the Forward with Ford 2011 out at Ford’s headquarters in Dearborn, outside Detroit to learn about some of the top trends of 2011 that will impact the future. Here's what I learned about the trend of:
Emerging Technologies / Information Addiction.
Nano, bio and information technologies along with cognitive science have the potential to change the future of humanity. This trend is as much about the attitudes consumers have toward emerging technologies as it is about the technologies themselves. Economists predict a $1.5trillion global multi-industry market for nano tech. The influence of IT is evidence by the 7 billion people on the planet that have some form of direct Internet access. With smartphones expected to replace desktop and laptop PCs as the primary web access point by 2015, the convergence of the vehicle, the mobile device and the Internet is here. Smartphone-toting drivers expect their wireless web connections to continue seamlessly no matter where they are, including in the car – where, according to a national study from market research firm Arbitron, Americans spend some 3 hours each day. The winner in this space not only has to help the connected consumer maintain their productivity in the car, but provide access to their wireless world in a smarter, safer way appropriate when travelling at 70 miles per hour.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Check out how ATCQ feels about swagger-jacking versus recycling: