Posts Tagged ‘Look

American Idol winner and country star Carrie Underwood (amazon $13.69) puts her best foot forward for her Blown Away album cover. We mean that sort of literally even!

The 28-year-old Oklahoma native shows off her toned, tanned legs in a high-slit ombre gown and heels on the cover for the new album, available May 1.

Safe to say she’s in pretty good shape these days:

Carrie Underwood "Blown Away" Album Cover


Warner Bros. has fallen madly in love with Bradley Cooper and who could blame them!

The studio has signed a two year first look deal with BCoops’ new production company, 22 & Indiana Pictures.

BCoops has made Warner Bros a lot of cash with The Hangover flicks and third one is on the way. The new production company will be housed on Warner Bros’ lot in Burbank and the name marks his father’s address and childhood home.

Warner Bros. chief Jeff Robinov gushes over the actor with the following statement:

We’re very happy to take our relationship with Bradley to the next level. He’s a proven, multi-talented star, and we expect this deal to see him emerge in a whole new light as a creative force.

Aww…looks like someone’s is swooning! HA!

We wonder what project Warners Bros. and Bradley Cooper will churn out.

Thoughts? Do U think this is a good partnership?

[Image via WENN.]

Saturday February 25, 2012 14:04

How To Look Hot At The Gym


Primp For A Better Workout
As beauty lovers, we can all agree that a swipe of lip gloss or mascara can instantly boost one’s confidence. And more confidence equals more energy. This is especially true when you hit the gym (especially if there are any hotties that you may have your eye on). Now, we’re not saying you need to spackle on a full face of makeup or pull out designer duds for spin class, but looking good can translate into feeling good and getting a better workout. Here are some easy, sweat-proof ways to look great for the gym.


Be Comfy, Look Cute
Remember, the most important thing is your workout. And if you are not comfortable, you are not going to perform to your potential. Don’t wear super tight clothing that may hinder your ability to move, even if it may catch the eye of your gym crush. But, don’t go all out in baggy clothes that will make you look and feel lazy. Create a balance of tight and loose clothing for comfort and a flattering silhouette.


Sport Brightly Colored Kicks
The more you like your workout clothes, the more likely you’re going to wear them. Add just a pop of color to the most boring part of your outfit, aka your running sneakers, to help you out the door. Tango Tangerine is the hot color right now and they are all over running sneaks this season, such as the Asics GEL-FLUENT® 4 ($ 85, asicsamerica.com).


Invest In A Good Waterproof Mascara
The only makeup you really need to wear to the gym is waterproof mascara. Foundations may clog your pores, and there’s no need for blush since you’ll be working up a natural rosy glow. A few swipes of mascara will define your eye shape and make your no-makeup look seem more polished. We love: Lancôme ‘Hypnôse Drama’ Waterproof Instant Full Body Volume Mascara ($ 26, nordstrom.com). Of course, if your lips are chapped, use some tinted lip balm as well. Try Burt’s Bees’ Tinted Lip Balm ($ 7, burtsbees.com).

Move Beyond The Ponytail
The main priority for doing your hair is that it is off your face and away from your eyes. But that doesn’t mean you have to necessarily go with a boring pony either. Opt for a braid, topknot or ballerina bun. Keep loose bangs back with a headband that doesn’t slide while you move, such as Under Armor’s mini headbands. But stay clear of the sweatband. That’s a look that should never leave an 80s music video.

 


Leave with Textured Waves
Looking good post workout is even more important when you’re heading from the gym to your next activity and a shower just isn’t in the cards.
On busy days, put your hair into a high braided ballerina bun. After your workout, remove for wispy waves like Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova. Spray with dry shampoo to eliminate grease. We love TRESemme FreshStart Dry Shampoo, For Oily/Straight to Normal Hair.

Cool Down, Touch Up
If you need to tone down a super flushed face, go for a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream after washing your face with cold water. Reapply tinted lip balm or go with a lip tint to bring it up a notch. One of our favorites is LipSurgence™ Natural Matte Lip Tint by Tarte. And when that cute guy in your kickboxing class asks for your number, you’ll know who to thank! Your welcome in advance!

Saturday February 18, 2012 02:07

Snag Michelle Williams’ BAFTA Look at H&M

 

02_16_12_main2.jpg (Slideshow) Photo: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

For once, we don’t have to admire a celeb’s gown from afar because we can actually covet Michelle William’s look from the BAFTA awards! Instead of donning the latest Alexander Wang or Elie Saab, Williams went with a cream and black frock from H&M.

The super affordable gown is part of the retailer’s spring Conscious collection where all pieces are made out of sustainable materials. While you won’t find this piece at your local store this April, you can purchase a gold top ($ 40) and black skirt ($ 30) inspired by the dress. If that’s as close as we’ll get to the red carpet, we’re in!

Will you be heading to H&M to check out the eco-friendly collection?

Tuesday January 10, 2012 15:29

Choosing The Right Bra to Make You Look Slimmer


Wearing an unsupportive bra isn’t merely annoying. It can make you look heavier than you are and more importantly, can cause your breasts to sag, especially if you have a large chest. Follow these uplifting tips from our friends at You Beauty, and Susan Nethero, owner of Intimacy intimate apparel stores, so you can look slim and trim while giving your boobs (and body) a big boost!

Get Fitted

The best way to find the perfect bra is to have a one-on-one fitting with a bra specialist in a store that offers a wide range of bra sizes beyond DD (stores can only sell you what they have, even if it means recommending that you squeeze into a too-small bra). The right bra will cup most of your breast and keep your set firmly in place. It should also separate your breasts by about an inch. If you wear underwire bras, the wire should rest against your rib cage and not pull away from the body, according to Nethero.

 

It’s All About The Band

Think your bra support comes from the straps? Think again. “A good bra provides breast support from the band [across your ribs]–only 10 percent of the support should come from the bra straps,” says Nethero. In other words, if you slip off the bra straps, you shouldn’t notice a significant slump in your breasts; the bra should still be supportive even without the straps. Also, if you’re looking at yourself in a mirror from the side, the bra’s bottom band should form a straight line or the back can be an inch lower than the front of your bra. “When the bra angles up your back that will cause the cups to fall down,” she says.

Don’t Sweat The Sizing

If a bra fit specialist tells you that you’re actually a 32 E (yes, E), despite the fact that you’ve been wearing a 34 D for a decade, don’t sweat the sizing. It may come as a shock that you’re bigger (or in some cases, smaller) than you were led to believe, but it makes sense that there would be a range of cup sizes that go beyond the typical A, B, C, D. After all, clothing doesn’t just run in sizes 0 to 6, so why should your bra? As with clothing, don’t get hung up on numbers, just focus on the best fit.

 

Start Out Firm

Start out firm. Although you want your bras to feel good on, you don’t want a brand-new bra to be too comfortable from the get-go. “You want it firm around the body and on the first hook so you have two to three hooks to go as the bra stretches,” says Nethero. “You want a bra that hugs and holds you because you wear them 14 to 16 hours a day.” In other words, like your best friend, you want your bra to deliver continuous support and be able to grow with you over time.

 

Have A Variety

You need to rotate bras every day to prevent them from wearing out too quickly and to let them breathe. So how many boulder-holders should you own? “Ideally, seven to ten, but that’s a large number,” says Nethero. “Women have too few bras that they actually wear–and a lot sitting in their drawers that are a waste of money because they are uncomfortable. If you have five working bras in your wardrobe that you actually wear, that’s good.”

Keep ‘Em Clean

Tossing your bras in the washer and dryer can cause them to fall apart over time. Using a standard laundry detergent to wash them will degrade the material and cut the bra’s lifespan in half, according to Nethero. What’s more, the intense heat of the dryer will cause the elastic to break and lose resilience. Instead, take care of your investment by washing your bras by hand and using a mild fabric care wash such as Ivory Snow or Nethero’s favorite, Forever New. Dry bras on the dryer’s delicate cycle or let them hang dry. “You’ll double the life of a bra,” she says.

 

Sunday December 11, 2011 22:36

Fergie rocks a retro glam look

Fergie rocks a retro glam look
Celebrity Hairstyles

Blonde Fergie glamorous hairstyle

Fergie radiated old school glamour premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘New Year’s Eve’ at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, with her hair (highlighed blonde!) in big waves.

Fergie retro waves

She wowed in a body-hugging, strapless stunner, and completed her retro look with bright red lips.

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