Tom Ford is launching a full line of makeup and beauty products. He claims that he’s loved cosmetics since he was a kid, and at age 14 had to go to the emergency room when he got an allergic reaction to a self-administered cucumber eye facial. In the campaign ads, he’s posing with Lara Stone — the look is very retro glam, Tom is a seventies child….
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Just in case your invitation to Chanel’s resort show in the South of France on May 9 (tomorrow) got lost in the mail, Karl Lagerfeld will release a new short film: to add to the constallation of films in the already twinkling firmament of Cinema’ la Mode. It stars some of Karl’s favourite people.
Continue reading “Cinema’ la Mode: The Tale of a Fary by Karl Lagerfeld & troupe…Steven Meisel & Kristen McMenamy bring it back home.” »
With the current perfume industry being heavily dominated by large international and highly publicised brands, it is always pleasing to know that there still exists a discreet family-owned perfume house. Continue reading “The History of the Fragrance : Creed” »
Our skin is one of the most important indicators of our health and well being. It is important to properly care for our skin for our health and beauty, both from the inside and out. One of the basic pillar of good skin care is an effective moisturizer cream which will protect, nourish and repair our skin.
The epidermis, consists of three layers naturally contains moisture. It is this property that keeps it firm and smooth, and why it is important to regularly use an effective moisturizer cream.
Our skin has the components to rebuild and renew itself. Unfortunately with time these diminish. Our skin looses its ability to retain moisture. This can be caused by exposure to harsh conditions such as sun, wind, cold, pollution, cigarette smoke, as well as poor nutrition. It is also part of the natural process of aging.
Luckily the right facial cream can help our skin revitalize itself by giving it a boost of nutrients and moisture. But with all the products out there, how can we be sure to choose the right one?
How to choose from the facial creams out there? Continue reading “Moisturizing Creams – How to Find the Best One” »
Papaya is an excellent source of vitamins C and A, potassium, magnesium and fiber, making it a powerful anti-oxidant with numerous health and wellness benefits. But did you know that papaya is also an excellent beauty ingredient for glowing skin? It is the exfoliating, whitening and even healing properties of papaya that makes it a natural beauty enhancer. As an exfoliating agent, it helps remove dead and damaged skin, which exposes fresh new glowing skin. It also helps in evening out skin color by reducing brown spots caused by sun exposure. Lastly, papaya is also used in wound care, including burn wounds, due to its antibacterial and wound healing capabilities. Continue reading “Papaya Beauty Mask for Glowing Skin” »
Have you ever wondered where some of these nifty and unique, and sometimes, to be quite frank, rather odd beauty tips came from? One could spend hours researching them…More often than not, they are beauty tips and tricks that have been passed down from either people who personally guinea-pigged themselves trying them, or by beauty pros that figured out how to apply them. Nevertheless, there is an abundance of them, and not surprisingly, they can really work to aid you in improving your look and feel.
Here are four beauty tips that you can try at home:
1. Combat wrinkles on your face using ice cubes. Sounds really outlandish and ever so chilly, doesn’t it? The trick is taking an ice cube from the freezer and rubbing it slowly on the wrinkles of your face until it melts, each evening. It can help the skin stiffen and reduce the signs of wrinkles.
2. Substituting conditioner for shaving cream…no way! Lots of gals reach for the bar soap when they run out of shaving cream. However, conditioner is a better bet because it softens your hair and skin, making shaving a breeze.
3. Treat your eyelash curler like a curling iron for best results. That’s right, you didn’t read wrong! The easy trick: Apply heat to the curler using your hair dryer for about 10-15 seconds. The heat will greatly ease your curling woes.
4. No more crumbling eyeliner. Before using it, place it in the freezer for about thirty seconds. Say goodbye to it ever crumbling on you again!
Mainstream skin and hair care products are laden with many chemicals that more and more women are turning to the idea of natural beauty. Natural beauty refers to the practice of using only organic ingredients for your skin and hair.
We have outlined a few tips when choosing natural beauty products for smooth, glowing skin and healthier hair…
The Facial Cleanser:
The face is often more sensitive than the skin on the rest of the body, so the face must be treated with extra care. For smooth, clear skin, look for a cleanser that does not dry the skin and is not too harsh. Castile soap or glycerin both work very well for cleaning the face without robbing it of precious moisture. Castile soap is an olive oil based soap, while glycerin is a kind of soap specifically for sensitive skin. Both these types of soaps can be made at home.
Adding exfoliation to your daily skin care routine can help boost your skin’s vibrancy and vitality. Exfoliating removes the top layer of dead skin, which blocks off oxygen and sunlight to the healthy skin below, thereby giving your face a dull appearance. Exfoliating before cleansing will strip off this unnecessary layer and provide you with naturally glowing skin. In choosing an exfoliator, look for one that is primarily composed of natural ingredients. Sample a pea-sized amount, and rub between your fingers. The consistency should be grainy without sharp and uneven particles that could potentially scratch the skin. You could actually make your own exfoliator using papaya and a few ingredients you normally find at home: a papaya beauty mask for instance. receipe coming soon. Continue reading “How to Choose Natural Beauty Products for Glowing Skin and Healthy Hair” »
Beauty… like it or not, beauty is an ever present aspect in our lives. Everyday we are bombarded with images of what the media at large considers to be beautiful and suggestions on how to become more beautiful. We see it on TV advertisements, on magazines, on the Internet and on blogs. In everyday occurrences, such as in the office or on a sidewalk, we may see heads of men turn at the sight of a beautiful woman walking past. In a café, we may hear girl friends talking about makeup application, botox or cosmetic surgery. Continue reading “The Quest for Real Beauty” »