Friday, September 16, 2011

New! Kate Moss signature red lipstick

Many of you know that Kate Moss is my idol, I adore her (yeah, I know, I mentioned it a FEW times!)

and I will certainly be hitting up the drug store to buy her signature lipstick, which is made my Rimmel, a British cosmetics line (also sold in the states) that she has represented for a decade!

The brand also has advertisements noting her 10 year run as their spokes model, and she looks amazing as ever, and she is sure to sell lipsticks!  (there are several other shades available)

Here is a sneak peek at the ads that will hit magazines in the next week or so, and a peek at the color selection for her new line

here she is on the red carpet launch of the line, looking glam in her red shade

So, will you try a budget-friendly shade selected by Kate?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

What's new in hair accessories - must haves! (and how-to video!)

It's new and amazing, and the PERFECT hair tool for "second day hair" (use with dry shampoo to create extra texture and zap oil and grease buildup on roots!)

It's the goody bun spiral!

available in blond or brown

you can create messy top knots and low buns so quick and easy!

I found this awesome 50 second tutorial on how to use the bun spiral, and I immediately had to get one (or two!)

For the perfect video on the messy top knot (a popular hair style on the runways in pre-fall, check out these styles and clip

Another great accessory to purchase along with the bun spiral are some goody spin pins:

Create a great side bun in three simple steps:

This video shows you how amazing and quick you can create a simple bun

PS- for half up/down styles, Goody now makes spin pin minis!
<em>Goody</em> Simple Styles Spin <em>Pin Mini</em>
(also great for thin hair)

If you have layered hair or bangs that you want to pull back, the 'double headband' is the other perfect accessory to your messy bun! 

I also love headbands with bows and accents, they make a 2 minute simple hair style instantly look glam!  Perfect for going out after work!  (keep your spin pins and headbands handy in your purse for impromptu styling!)

How else to make it fabulous?  Add braids or a scarf!

Here are my fav products for creating these looks:

Dry Shampoo:

Get your hands on some Batiste Dry Shampoo (I love the "fresh" scented one) at Ulta for $7.99

Use a teasing brush to get volume at the roots

Sally Beauty Supply for $5.99

To boost root volume, I go for Alterna's Bamboo Root Blast Spray ($12 at Ulta)

To add texture and light control before you pull hair into the bun, I love Bumble & Bumble's Hair (Un)Dressing Creme

$26 at Sephora and B&B salons

I also like Pantene's Med/Thick Styling Creme

$5.99 at Walgreens

For tucking in a few stray strands here and there, I only use Conair's Mini Bobby Pins
Conair <em>Mini Bobby Pins</em> Brown
They are half the size of regular bobby pins so they tuck in easily!  ($2 at WalMart)

Keep several headbands in your purse or car, they always work with a messy bun!  I like this one from Forever 21 ($4)
Forever 21 Womens <em>Double</em> Braided <em>Headband</em>

For stuffing into a pocket, try Goody's reversible soft headbands
<em>Goody</em> Reversible <em>Headband</em>
$4 at Walgreens

To stock up on headbands and flower clips - check out Claire's Boutique!  They are usually buy one get one 50% off!

You will need this website for Fall shopping!

I recently discovered this awesome website for tights and leggings - and tons of other hosiery accessories you need to stock up on for Fall: We Love!

What I am loving right now:

1. Polka Dot Tights ($12.50)
Polka Dot Tights

2. Matte Leggings ($26)
Matte Leggings

3. Crochet Fishnet Tights ($9.25)
Croche Fishnets
(they come in 50 colors!)

4. Solid Color Thigh Highs ($8)
Solid Color Thigh Highs
I especially love the pale yellow and sky blue - they look AMAZING with brown leather knee high boots and frilly dresses as we transition into fall!!!