Monday, March 08, 2010
While Kathryn Bigelow’s gritty war thriller The Hurt Locker may have swept the Oscar count (including the first ever female Best Director), as far as the red carpet was concerned, it was anybody’s game. From perennial favorites like Meryl Streep to first-time nominees like Sandra Bullock, Hollywood’s hottest stars lit up the night with bold statements and classic sophistication. Here’s a look at some of 2010’s top celebrity standouts.
Do you have Happy Feet but sad shoes? One of the best parts about spring is the footwear, but those sexy, knee-high boots and classy, leather pumps can look drab after a while. Unless you’re looking for an excuse to go shoe shopping, don’t retire your favorite pair just yet. You can easily revive that glossy sheen with a little polish. Shoeshines are not just for men, nor are they just some outdated thing your dad use to do. Polishing your shoes is a simple and inexpensive way to make them last, and you owe it to yourself (and your loyal loafers and heels) to help your footwear go the extra mile.
When it comes to runway fashion, most of us look at the big picture—the outfits, the makeup, the hair—but often it’s the attention to detail that really nails the look. With this spring’s less-is-more attitude, it’s the little things that really make the difference. And if the view from the catwalk is any indication, fun, fresh nails are the finishing touch du jour.
In the Nude
Nude and neutral polishes are a springtime
no-brainer. While still fresh and fun, they’re the least in-your-face
and go with just about anything. Find the perfect shade for your skin
type (or outfit) at RescueBeauty.com, home of New York’s premier nail boutique, Rescue Beauty Lounge.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Prom season is almost here, which means galas, gowns and glamour! And with Pür Minerals, you can be the envy of your high school.
Well at least for all of us at Astral Brands and Pür Minerals—proud national supporters of Go Red For Women. With my friends, Katie Hoppel and Liz Young, finalist on The Biggest Loser, I joined host Kelly Sutton on Fox 17 Tennessee Mornings in celebrating women with “Beauty—Pür and Simple” makeovers and sharing the unspoken truth that heart disease is the number one killer among women. Awareness + Research + Education = Prevention. Break the silence, share the facts with those you love and wear RED!
As a company committed to women’s beauty and well-being, nothing is more important to Pür Minerals than the health and safety of our customers.
Every four years, the Winter Olympics captivates a worldwide audience and, at least for a few weeks, we’re able to rise above our global woes and come together in the spirit of the games. While the sports and the ceremonies surrounding them certainly take center stage, the role of fashion has grown substantially in the recent years. From the opening ceremony to the ice rink, the look of the games has come to embody the finest in performance and style.
Last week I confessed that I love any excuse to bust-out my red lipstick, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion for a sexy, bold pout. Whether you’re on a romantic date, shaking what your mama gave you at the club or having an anti-Valentine’s girls’-night-out; red lips are super hot and will definitely make a statement. Many women shy away from this classic yet daring look in fear of looking like a sleazy circus clown. Fear not! Rouge is not a ruse. With a little know-how and proper technique, you can wear your crimson smile with confidence!
From pastel pink leggings to banded updos, the ballerina look took center stage on this spring’s runways, according to March’s Marie Claire. In an article titled “Ballet Basics,” the fashion and beauty authority laid out the season’s hottest rising stars, singling out Pür Minerals’ Hot Rocks as part of the look du jour.
You know the rules: if you were stuck on a desert island and could only take three (albums, movies, people), which would you pick? Well, today the topic is beauty. And, ignoring the more daunting implications of a Lost-type lifestyle, we’re going to lay down three multitasking must-haves no beauty bag should be without. Ever.
4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup
Your foundation, concealer, powder and SPF 15, Pür’s all-in-one makeup miracle gives you a flawless complexion in just 60 seconds. Made with the finest micronized mineral pigments and good-for-your-skin ingredients like shea butter and vitamin E, this multitasking pressed powder creates a naturally radiant look that nourishes the skin and shields it from harmful UV rays (a key feature for the island castaway).