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Monday, August 28, 2006

58th Annual Emmy Awards

I've been excited about the Emmys all this time not for the awards, but definetely for the style and red-carpet part of it. Here were the looks I loved (and didn't!) for the event:

I absoulutely loved Debra Messing's entire look-from her gorgeous hair and makeup to (obviously) her jewelry and clothes. I'm adoring romantic ruffles this season and this Alberta Ferretti dress flatters her curvier shape perfectly. Julia Louis-Dreyfus looked equally amazing in Narcisco Rodriguez- so much better than her Seinfield days!!!

A definite trend on the red-carpet was solid white or black- or black and white gowns. But "tsk, tsk" Eva Longoria, what went wrong? The hair looks like a cross bettween a cowlick and an elvis impersenators hairdo, she definetely borrowed too much bronzer from her BFF Jessica Simpson (how oranger can she get), and them there was the dress. Even though it was not the worst (we'll get to that later!) The Jason Wu dress did not flatter her at all!

A pregnant Heidi Klum looked stunning in a Michael Kors gown and her makeup was one of the best of the night. The leg baring was a great alternative to a lot of cleavage (*cough*Britney Spears*cough*) and the heels are to die for. By the way, do you remember her not pregnant?

The two worst dressed of the night for my taste, were Virginia Madsen in Kevan Hall (hey, it was better than her Oscars mermaid gown) and Mariska Hargitay in Carolina Herrera. It's a coincidence that they are both floral- now that I mention it- I don't have one thing floral in my wardrobe...wierd. Maybe I have a trauma with florals that traces back to my "younger" years-hmmm...whatever, the dresses are not cute and that is about it!

Tyra Banks was my ultimate favorite of the night in this Georges Chakra gown because it looked so couture and elegant- it was fitted on to her body in Paris!- and looked like if she was actually taking everything seriously. Portia de Rossi also looked quite good in Zac Posen in a Grecian-inspired gown. I adored the gold studs and the flowing bottom, but disliked the red clutch that seemed to go more with the carpet than the dress!!!

Now for some backstage drama: Backstage at the Teen People Awards the funniest thing happened...Jessica Simpson was "chatting" with pregnant Britney Spears and asked to kiss her belly- Britney responded in a country-girl accented "Hell, no!" and left, leaving Jessica what it seemed as "deeply" insulted!

Hope You Loved It!!!
Luv Ya,

Saturday, August 26, 2006

I Know it's Way Too Early But...

Okay, even though some of you haven't even started school yet (!) I'm going to do a post about these two perfect dresses for prom. I know it sounds crazy but whatever I feel like it! These dresses are short so these are not for the Southern Belles that want to look like "a vision in tulle" but for the girls who are a bit more like Rachel Bilson maybe. Anyway, here it is, and I hope you it!

Aren't these dresses just perfectly gorgeous in a Marissa of the O.C. kind of way? I just adore them, so it sucks (a lot!!) that they costs $3410 (the ivory) and $3660 (the black one) by Chloe, but those of you that can afford them...Oh, and definetely wear them with either sky high pumps a' la Christian Louboutin (get great look-a-likes at Nine West or Urban Outfitters; but then again, if you can buy the dress, you can probably buy the Louboutins!) or some foldable ballet flats that are so comfortable and perfect to dance in. I love these two by Nine West:

These slippers are the Luvmyflats Folding Ballet Flats for $49 and come in an array of colors like this patent red that I adore for the outfit and even a gold specked silver that I adore period.

These would also look positively gorgeous with the outfit, but since they aren't real, and you won't buy the Louboutins while wearing a Chloe (!), you are just better off wearing the polka-dotted GO:International Luella Bartley strapless dress you bought a couple months ago. The flats are completely okay though! If you don't care what people are going to think, they cost a good $89.

Oh by the way, definetly top it all of with some layered pearls (maybe Chanel?)

Luv Ya,

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Ballet Flats That Are Absolutely Adorable!

Okay, I sort of hinted by the title that this is a post about these adorable ballet flats. Yeah. Well, I got inspired because I just went to Marshalls and bought these black shiny-ish (not so much to be patent) leather ballets. They are adorable with these cute little tiny bows in the front, and the best part was that they were at a great price of $24.99 being Kenneth Cole and all...but, the clothes were completely and utterly horrible!! I mean there are those people that go into one of those outlets or so called "vintage stores" and come out with this adorable Rachel Bilson esque frock that fits. I go into one of them and either find a. nothing, b. horribly stained in the pits rags that are soooo not vintage! or c. nothing. So it was really a miracle that I found them and they fit, being that I'm toe-claustrophobic and all. Anyway, the whole point was to show the cutest ballets I have ever seen, being that they are so Sienna Miller, who I have always loved since like ever. They are these that can be found at W Hotels the Store or the Sue London site:
I LOVE them!!! If you want them in the color Slate (shown), get them at the W Hotels the Store website for $120, a far cry from my $24.99's but whatever. If you want them in the new Fall colors (look at the Alaskan Gold for a flowy white dress and Lava for everyday wear) get them at the Sue London site for also $120. Don't you just love that they are foldable? Perfect for traveling, and doing ummm... everything?!

Luv Ya,

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Vegan Cosmetics

Even though I am not a vegan or vegetarian (even though I did think about it after seeing Finding Nemo yesterday), a ton of people are these days and I know it is very hard to find good quality makeup that is vegan. So I'm doing a post about not only vegan cosmetics; but of hair supplies, accessories, and even some stuff for Fido! Here it is:

A website I really love for everything vegan ( it even includes vegan deodorants) is Vegan Unlimited (it's the best site for this lifestyle), but I adore the makeup it has! All of the makeup has quality, and is long lasting, some even say vegan lipsticks are better because they have no artificial ingredients so they glide on ultra creamy...Here are my picks from the website:
This Auromère Herbal Toothpaste is made out of all natural ingredients that are excavated and examined over and over, when in reality it is just toothpaste! But whatever it's good for people with sensitive teeth and the packaging looks pretty Ricola. It's $4.50 which isn't that bad considering how much work they put into them.
This Vegan Curdoroy Dog Collar is adorable! I love that it looks like the collars the 101 Dalmatians wore. So if you have a Dalmatian, get this collar, your dog will look very fly. It costs $24.00.

For those who are looking for their daily sunscreen, this one would be good because it has SPF 30 and I read in Teen Vogue the other day, that that is a really good SPF number and you really shouldn't go lower than that. An added plus is that it's sweat+water proof you you don't look like milk is coming out of your pores. It's Terrasport for $9.99.

A great shampoo and conditioner duo I found on this website was the Max Green Alchemy Scalp Rescue pair. Supposedely it's great for all types of hair and they really help dandruff and extreme dryness in the scalp. The ending result is Pantene commercial- style hair. They cost $14.00.

I really love the Vegan cosmetics line Zuzu Luxe for its quality, smooth gliding make-up, and everything is long-lasting. The most popular lipstick on the whole site is this one by the brand $13.99 that is infused with all natural ingredients for smooth un-chapped lips (it's basically an extremely colored lip balm). I am also loving the blush colors (check out the blush brush here) for $15.95 and the eyeliner for $10.45 especially in the shade Iguana. Lastly my fave for the brand is definitely the mascara because who doesn't love mascara? It's $12.95.

There is a bunch of more stuff in the site, so be sure to check it out!!!
I didn't realy like the bags in Vegan Unlimited though, so what better luxury bag retailer to go to that is vegan than Stella McCartney? I loved these two:

These two bags by Stella McCartney are two of my favorites of the bags coming out this season. She just makes denim and faux-leather look so chic! They are the Large Traveler for $995 and the Patent Shopper for $765.

Hope You Loved It!!!
Luv Ya,

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Top 5 Celebrity Beauty Buys:101

This post is going to be about all of the finds celebrities love regarding fashion and beauty, the best balms to the best brushes. There really isn't much to explain, Hope You it!!!

1. Mason Pearson Brushes

Mason Pearson brushes are the "it" brushes that all celebrities just have to have! For one, they actually clean the hair by stimulating the scalp and thereby increasing the blood flow to your roots. It also spreads the sebum (a natural conditioning oil that all hair has) from your roots to the length of your hair, making it feel soft, looking shiny, and giving it strength. Here's a (sort of) chart to know the prices:

Natural pure boar bristle in Pocket Size: $77
" " in Handy Size: $146
" " in Medium Size: $185
" " in Large Size: $220
Natural pure boar bristle/Nylon in Pocket Size: $68
" " in Handy Size: $93
" " in Medium Size: $108
" " in Large Size: $130
All Nylon in Pocket Size: $36
" " in Handy Size: $70

They also have combs and detanglers, too, for those who want to go all out. Talking about going all out, while you're at it, why not give
NYC Peach a call? This special service encrusts your Mason Pearson (and a huge selection of other things- encrusting Sidekicks are also very popular with celebrities) with certified Swavroski crystals in different designs and colors. LOVE it!!!

2. Smith's Rosebud Salve

Haven't you noticed that everytime you read an article about a celebrities favorite beauty finds, or have a peek into their bag, there is always something about Smith's Rosebud Salve? I have, and that's why it's here (d'oh). The Rosebud Perfume Company was actually founded in 1892, and set out to make a multi-purpose product that was both affodable and effective. This cult-favorite, multi-purpose lip balm soothes dry or chapped lips, calms and heals irritation, helps deissapear blemishes and soothes the sting of minor burns. Try dabbing on dry elbows or knees to condition, and relieve dryness. Also an excellent remedy for the treatment of diaper rash. Not that you would have diaper rash. I hope. Anyway, it does so many things (and is effective in all of them [ I have it so trust me!]) that no wonder it's a celebrity fave! It costs an inexpensive $6.

2. CHANEL Waiting List Nail Colors: Vamp and Black Satin

In 1994, CHANEL set off catfights at the beauty counters with its launch of Vamp, a perfect nail color that looked all business at work, but could be oh so sexy anywhere else. Vamp is still mostly out of stock in stores, even after 12 years!!! I guess CHANEL decided to do it again, because Black Satin is doing the same thing to people. But it's worse this time: it's limited edition, so it will end, causing even more catfights with women trying to buy every Black Satin they see in sight so they could (hopefully) have for the rest of their lives. Black Satin is so desired throughout Hollywood and everyone else that their is a WAITING LIST! Even though both are originally $18, Vamp is the only one you can get at that price at the CHANEL website. Black Satin on the other hand, isn't really found in stores anymore, so you should best check on Ebay or write yourself down in the list!

4. DUWOP Lip Venom

Ever wonder how celebs like Paris and Lindsay always have these plumped pouts, when you just know they weren't born that way? It's all due to Duwop's Lip Venom, supposedly the best results you can get without stepping foot in to the "doctor" *cough, cough*. Ultra-shiny with an exciting, spicy bite, this tingly gloss works like a bicycle pump for your pout. A secret blend of essential oils, including cinnamon and ginger, boosts circulation to your lips making them look bee-stung. As I put in my last post, this is very, very "tingly" (painful) but it sure does do exactly as it says ( I've used it).

T3 Blow Dryer

The last but certainly NOT the least, is the T3 Tourmaline Professional Ionic Hair Dryer ($200, left) and the T3 Evolution ($300, right) that every celebrity has, or of course, has they're hair stylist (*cough, Kevin Paves, cough*) equipped with one wherever they go! Infused with 100 percent tourmaline jewels (the world's most potent ionic mineral), You plug it in, and rather than blasting your strands with damaging heat for the better part of the next hour, you're done in half the time and your hair is hydrated, full of shine, and all the more healthier. T3 products deliver the fastest, healthiest heat-styling humanly possible. Compared with conventional dryers, which rely on scorching heat and blasting air, all tourmaline-infused T3 products are based on breakthrough ionic science. Negative ions speed up the evaporation process, as well as infrared heat, to help dry the hair in half the time. In addition, it prevents static, frizz, and color fading. In fact, thanks to this high-tech technology, T3 tools are so gentle, you can use them everyday and damage won’t be an issue. And, if all of that weren't enough, they both dry up to 70% faster than an average blow dryer!

So there you have it the Top 5 Celebrity Beauty Finds...

Luv Ya,

Friday, August 04, 2006

Plumpin' It

Okay, even though most people would say "NO!" in horror if you asked if they would use a lip plumper, a lot of them and others would in reality definetely use them. Like i'm sure you would absoulutely hate, just hate, if you were born with Angelina Jolie's or Scarlett Johansson's pout or some other person who has a plumped pucker (that sounded sort of cool, plumped pucker, plumped pucker, haha!). So I decided to do a post about lip plumpers...No injections needed!!

I decided to start with Duwop's Lip Vemom because it's the one I read in every magazine that actually does plumping. Another thing is that I actually tried it and even though it stung a bit (try a lot) I did see a significant plumping factor and the shape of my lips was bigger to create that "bee-stung" look. It's $16 at Sephora ( all the others are from Sephora, too) (by the way, it's also glossy so it leaves your lips makeup'd at the same time).

An even better alternative, for my taste, is Duwop's Pink Shimmer Lip Vemom that has the same everything as the original but with a light reflecting cute pink color. It costs just a buck more at $17.

Next is Fusion Beauty's Lip Fusion XL that looks pretty good, on account that it's actually been the best selling lip plumper in Sephora since it came out. What you do is you put it on before bed, and "miraculously" wake up with quote "the most intensely plump, firm, hydrated, and full-out sexy lips you've ever known - naturally!" The cool thing is that it's basically a collagen injection in a bottle without the injection (do'h!) and costs way less at $50 that isn't cheap, but if it works just as well (or maybe a bit less but still significant) it's not that bad.

If you want to try Lip Fusion without the "treatment" part, try Fusion Beauty's Lip Fusion Color Shine that comes in loads of different colors and supposedely plumps in seconds, and you can apply whenever you want (plus: it lasts up to 48 hours!!!) Each tube is $36 (clear color) or $38 ( all the other real colors).
My favorite shade is definetely "Sexy":
I love lip glosses with those "candy apple" shades, they are sooo cute!

Then there's the Too Faced Lip Injection that looks pretty good judging by the brand and all of the celebrity clientele it has! It is supposedely a "secret weapon against puny, lifeless lips" (that was a quote!) and even though it says it does have a significant "tingle" (tingle = burn in the lip plumping business), quote of the ad: "Sweetie it's so worth it!" It costs $18.50 and comes in clear as well as 3 neutral-ish colors that look cute, too.

If you want to go all out with this lip plumping business, try Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Plumping Collection that comes with the original Lip injection (in its original size!) as a sort of base to work with, the Lip Injection Extreme for a more long term plumping treatment, the Lip Injection Mask that is like a scrub that exfoliates your lips, and to top it all off, the Technocolor Lip Plumping Gloss that is the finishing touch. The whole set is a great deal at $29.50 for everything. Plus, the packaging is just so darn adorable!

My last one is for those that get creeped out with the thought of collagen messing with their lips, or just don't want to go through that awful sting and thought there was nothing out there. Well there is and it's from the ultra-fabulous Benefit! It's the Lip Plump that actually doesn't do much to your lips at all, except just filling out the lines and creases you have and making the contour of your lips look more defined, resulting in a faux-plumped look. It costs $20, by the way.

Hope You Loved It!!!
Luv Ya,

Thursday, August 03, 2006


Remember when I said I was e-mailing Cartier if they were interested in doing a bracelet for Autism Speaks??? They answered and want my number so they can contact me about it! I'm such a dork cause I'm soooooo excited but whatever, I am! Well anyway, I have to make this post have a little more substance, so what charity do you guys like? And if you want, why?

Luv Ya Lots,