I recently had the pleasure of speaking with The Beauty Girl, Nicole Pearl who has written for publications such as Allure, Cosmo, Marie Claire, In Style and Seventeen, on the top beauty and health trends for the new year.
Nicole Pearl, The Beauty Girl
Candace Rose: Do you have any tips on keeping your new years resolutions and staying fit and healthy in 2011?
Nicole Pearl: "Yes, so many good tips about staying in shape and beautiful in the new year. And if you really want to get back into your jeans again and feel good and maybe you packed on a few during the holidays, I have something that can help you do that. Women in France swear by this product, it's by a company called Forte Pharma and it's available for the first time in the U.S., it's called Turboslim Chronoactiv and what it is it's a natural supplement that maximizes your metabolism, works with your body's biorhythm. There's two pills, you take one in the morning – that really stimulates your metabolism, so you burn more calories and it eliminates toxins and the other you take at night. That one helps to prevent excess fat storage and it also helps to firm your skin. So if you take this for about two months you'll lose up to 15 pounds which is pretty impressive and it's only $29.99 for a two week supply at Rite Aid, so it's affordable as well."
CR: What about beauty regimens?
NP: Well, there's a lot of cool things going on in beauty and skin care right now. L'Oreal Paris has this new youth code skin care collection and what's so cool is that it's got ten years of research behind it. They have an amazing new serum and it's got breakthrough technology and what it does is it triggers the repair gene in our DNA, so it's going to give you luminous, really soft skin and this is a great drugstore buy, it's $24.99."
CR: What about for dry skin which is such a problem for so many of us in the winter?
NP: "Well, that's why moisturizing is so important and for dry skin your really want to have light, natural finish for your makeup. I have to say there's another great buy, it's 3-in-1 mineral wear correcting powder by Physicians Formula, so this is going to help tone down redness which really happens in dry weather. It's going to brighten skin tone and also add a little bit of warmth. If you're somebody that travels a lot, is on the go in your car, it has a mirror so it is very easy to apply and very blendable, so that's a great buy at the drugstore as well."
CR: Do you have any makeup tips for the new year?
NP: "Yes, lots of good makeup tips and actually a sneak peek for spring is that we're seeing a lot of bright colors, from lips to eyes, so expect hot pink and tangerines to be your new lip color and also on your eyes you're going to go bright as well but one word of caution is just accentuate one feature at a time, so either play up your eyes or your lips, never both at the same time."
CR: How about for hair, what are the big trends for hair this year?
NP: "We're seeing a lot of fun hair trends, there's a lot of variety especially loose updos and braided updos as well as extreme side parts."
CR: Do you have any additional information you'd like to share?
NP: "Well, if you want to find out any of my secrets or red carpet tricks or product picks, you can go to my website which is thebeautygirl.com