Winter 2013 Beauty and Hair Must Haves with Beauty Expert, Rebekah George

Heading out to any holiday parties this season, or just interested in the latest and greatest beauty and hair trends for winter 2013? If so, you’re in luck! Beauty expert, Rebekah George joined me for an interview today to dish on the top trends this season and all at drugstore prices!

 

 

 

 

Candace Rose: What are some of the top trends to watch out for this winter?

Rebekah George: “Well, one thing we’re noticing are really rich vibrant hair colors and you can get that with this product from Revlon, it’s their Luxurious Colorsilk Buttercream hair color. It contains a triple butter complex made of mango, shea and coconut to keep your hair soft and shiny and to prevent any potential damage from color in your hair. It comes in 13 vibrant shades, so there’s really something for everyone. It’s the first permanent ammonia-free cream color and is only six dollars.”

Candace Rose: What are some of the must haves to keep our skin and face looking healthy?

Rebekah George: “Well, one of the products that’s all the rage this year is a face oil. This is from Palmer’s, it’s the cocoa butter formula skin therapy oil face. It’s $9.99. It contains really high-tech ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, and 10 pure oils. It helps deal with the fine lines, the brown spots to give you that nice glow. You can use it in the morning and also use it at night- just a drop or two massaged onto your face and you will see amazing results.

Another product that’s going to give you amazing results is this tool- this is the True Glow by Conair Sonic Skincare cleansing brush. It’s $99, and you are going to get some amazing results. It is clinically proven to be two times more effective than using your cleanser alone. It’s dermatologist tested, it has three different speeds, 60 second timer, two different brush heads (one for face, one for body). Also, it’s waterproof, so you can use it in the shower…but it’s going to help you get more hydrated, more moisturized skin.

We’ve gotta talk makeup, right? One product you want to keep you soft and smooth is from Almay. It’s their Color and Care liquid lip balm. It contains the conditioning powers of a balm combined with the color and shine of a gloss. As soon as you use it lip moisturization actually doubles throughout the day and triples. It comes in 10 really punchy shades like Lilac Love and Apple A Day. It’s a bargain- only six bucks.

This is another bargain from Eco Tools, it’s their Naturally Beautiful Lash System…fake lashes, five different styles so if you want to wear fake lashes just to go out with your girlfriends for lunch or a more glammed up version for night, they’ve got everything you need. The lashes are super soft, they’re eco-friendly. The glue is latex and formaldehyde free so it won’t irritate your eyes. It’s also hypoallergenic. They’re so easy to use, and another bargain- six bucks!”

Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share?

Rebekah George: “You can check out InTheNews.tv for information on all these products. And the good news is they’re all available in drug and mass retailers near you.

Review: Living Proof No Frizz Discovery Kit on Thick Coarse Wavy Hair!

Let me start out by saying I have the thickest, coarse, wavy, frizzy hair in California. Every hairdresser I’ve ever been to (many times just once) has commented that I have the thickest hair they’ve ever worked with. I was plagued with bad hair days for 20+ years until I invested in a certain keratin treatment that left me with fabulous looking shiny hair, but cost upwards of $300. As much as I loved having great hair, I couldn’t fathom spending that much on my hair just about every six months (in addition to the cost of coloring it). The last time I had a treatment was nearly two years ago, and I’ve been on the hunt for something that would leave me with silky shiny hair and no frizz since! Well, as of this week, I can honestly (and enthusiastically) say that I think I’ve found it…and it comes in the form of a shampoo, conditioner and styling cream, by Living Proof!

 

Love how my hair didn't frizz in the 30 degree temps we experienced in Northern California today! Almost love it as much as my Alexander Wang Rocco bag. Almost ;)

Love how my hair didn’t frizz in the 30 degree temps we experienced in Northern California today! Almost love the Living Proof No Frizz Discovery Kit as much as my black Alexander Wang Rocco bag with rose gold studs. Almost πŸ˜‰

 

I’ve heard great things about Living Proof and decided to give their hair products a try. I recently went on Nordstrom.com and purchased the Living Proof “No Frizz Discovery Kit”, which includes No Frizz Shampoo, No Frizz Conditioner, No Frizz Straight Styling Cream and a small packet of No Frizz Leave-In Conditioner. It arrived this week and couldn’t wait to try it! I washed my hair with the Living Proof shampoo, conditioner, put the styling cream on while my hair was still damp and let it dry naturally last night. I curled it today (not a fan of my naturally wavy hair) with my Nume curling wandΒ and I can’t tell you how much I adore it! My hair is shiny, it was easier to curl (and actually holds the curl much better), is frizz-free, healthy looking and have I mentioned I just love it?! I highly recommend this discovery kit if you’re plagued with frizzy hair. While I can’t tell you how well it’ll work on fine hair, I can tell you that if you have super thick, frizzy, coarse, wavy hair, you’ll love it! πŸ™‚ It’s definitely worth the $29.00 for the kit!

 

Closeup of my frizz-free locks. My hair is bouncier, doesn’t feel heavy, isn’t frizzy and definitely shinier and healthier looking than usual. I give the Living Proof No Frizz Discovery Kit an A+!

Closeup of my frizz-free locks, thanks to the Living Proof No Frizz Discovery Kit!

Closeup of my frizz-free locks, thanks to the Living Proof No Frizz Discovery Kit!

 

 

14 Must Have Turtlenecks for Winter and the Holiday Season!

Last Saturday was a monumental day for my photography shop and new found DIY addiction, because I was finally going to start selling my prints, note cards and chalkboards at a local craft fair. I’d been working diligently on getting everything prepared, and in fact I was so excited that I thought I’d even curl my hair (yes, big step lol). I had Pandora on, was singing at the top of my lungs when all of a sudden I burned my neck with my trusty curling iron. I don’t know how I did it, and no it wasn’t the side of my neck….it was directly in front! Well, I guess should know how I did it…the thing gets so hot it came with glove to wear when you use it!

That day, I felt it necessary to explain to everyone who came to my booth that the big red mark and welt on my neck was from my curling iron. It was so embarrassing!!! Over the last few days I’ve been trying my best to hide the front of my neck with a scarf, but I’m always having to readjust the scarf, it’s that big. Ahhh times like these I wish I owned a great turtleneck! Tell me again, why I’ve been obsessed with cowlnecks for so long?! πŸ˜‰ Well, since I’m now on the hunt for a fab turtleneck (I have a feeling that’s all I’ll be wearing for at least the next few weeks) I figured I’d share some of my great finds with you. From the looks of these gorgeous pieces, I’ll be pairing them with jeggings, wide leg trousers, denim skirts, flares (the list goes on) this entire winter.

 

 

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Celebrity Makeup Tips with Celebrity Makeup Artist Amy Oresman

Were you inspired by the celebrity looks we recently saw at the Oscars and award show red carpets this season? I know I was, especially Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana and Amy Adams who looked amazing! If you’re looking to recreate their fabulous looks, you’re in luck. Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman joined me yesterday to dish on the top celebrity looks we saw on the red carpet, and will continue to see this season and how you can recreate them with budget buys from Neutrogena.

 

 

Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman dished on the top celebrity looks of the season!

Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman dished on the top celebrity looks of the season!

 


 

 

 

 

Candace Rose: As a celebrity makeup artist can you tell us what’s the secret to getting the looks we’ve been seeing on the red carpet, and where do we start?

Amy Oresman: “Absolutely. Well, there are two looks that are really trending on the red carpet. The first one is healthy, glowing radiant skin. And the second one is this beautiful metallic monochromatic smoke with natural colors.

 

Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman shared tips on how to recreate Jennifer Garner's Oscar makeup look.

Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman shared tips on how to recreate Jennifer Garner’s Oscar makeup look.

 

How to achieve this at home really begins with committing to a skin care routine. This doesn’t have to break the bank and it doesn’t have to be really difficult. In fact you can head to your local drugstore and pick up some really affordable and amazing products by Neutrogena! One of my favorite in preparation for any eyeshadow that I’m doing to really get this gorgeous shimmery eye that really highlights and stands out is to use Rapid Wrinkle Repair Cream. It’s a fantastic eye cream that really fades lines around the edges and it hydrates the entire eye. I like to use this as a base to build my eyeshadow.

I love a crease-proof eyeshadow, and we have six new shades that are really beautiful. I like Stay Golden, it’s a very soft golden shadow that goes on creamy; but the cool thing about these is that they actually have a primer built in. They go on creamy, dry to a powder finish and last up to 12 hours. So you can wear them as just a wash of color across the lid or you can build an entire eyeshadow look on top of them.”

Candace Rose: What are some of the biggest makeup must haves?

Amy Oresman: “The biggest makeup must have is always mascara. Mascara is always any makeup’s perfect accessory. I love adding mascara, it really pops the eye. Neutrogena has Healthy Lengths Mascara which is a beautiful mascara that conditions your lashes as well as strengthens your lashes. So I love to have a mascara that gives me the volume that I’m looking for but ensures that my lashes aren’t falling out tomorrow.”

Candace Rose: How about when it comes to hair?

Amy Oresman: “When it comes to hair, one of the big trends this season is actually very understated hair. I’m sure you’ve seen this beautiful kind of bend on the red carpet where it’s not really a curl, and it’s not really straight. You’ve seen these tousled chignons or these kind of soft loose ponytails. I think that the hair is really about being silky and effortless and looking like you maybe didn’t do your hair like you just pulled it back and you’re letting your face and your eyes and your gown do the talking.”

Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman dished on the top hair trends as seen on Amy Adams at the Oscars

Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman dished on the top hair trends as seen on Amy Adams at the Oscars.

 

 

Zoe Saldana's hair framed her gown and makeup well

Zoe Saldana’s wavy hair framed her face and her gown.

 

Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share?

Amy Oresman: “Well, one of my favorite things to really tell people and remind people is that if you put it on, you have to take it off. So remember to take your makeup off and even if you don’t wash your face at night, hide a pack of makeup removing wipes under your pillow. This is the way that when I hear the crinkle of the wipes, I remember I forgot to take my makeup off and I don’t even have to get out of bed to do it. So that’s probably one of my biggest tips in keeping a clear complexion.”

Candace Rose: Where can we go for more information?

Amy Oresman: “For more information you can check out Neutrogena’s Facebook page or you can go to Neutrogena.com.”

Star Magazine’s Cheryl Kramer Kaye Talks Celebrity Trends

Were you inspired by Jennifer Lawrence’s statement necklace on the Oscar red carpet last weekend? How about Charlize Theron’s beautiful diamond jewelry? Or perhaps even Jessica Chastain or Catherine Zeta Jones glamorous old Hollywood waves? If so, and you’ve been dying to recreate these looks for your next red carpet event or a night on the town but don’t know where to start…you’re in luck! Star magazine’s beauty and fashion director Cheryl Kramer Kaye joined me once again, this time to chat about the top celebrity trends we recently saw on the Oscar red carpet and how you can recreate these looks at-home!

 

Star magazine's Cheryl Kramer Kaye dishes on the top celebrity trends

Star magazine’s beauty and fashion director, Cheryl Kramer Kaye dishes on the top celebrity trends!

 

Candace Rose: Cheryl, as the beauty and fashion director at Star magazine, what are some of the top celebrity trends you’re seeing and where do we start?

Cheryl Kramer Kaye: “I always like to start with the jewelry because that’s my personal favorite. One of my favorites this year on the red carpet was Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars. She had on this beautiful delicate strand of diamonds and she wore it in a very interesting way, hanging down her back; rather than down her front. It was sort of a ‘backlace’ instead of a necklace.

 

Jennifer Lawrence accessorized her beautiful strapless gown with a "back-lace" (necklace worn backwards) on the Oscar red carpet!

Jennifer Lawrence accessorized her beautiful strapless gown with a “back-lace” (necklace worn backwards) on the Oscar red carpet!

 

Charlize Theron, another standout for me with her diamond bracelets stacked upon each other, really just a dazzling look. And for these beautiful looks we turned to Effy who is a New York based family owned jewelry manufacturer. They’ve been in the city for more than 30 years, and when you’re going to make an investment in a classic piece like this you’ll wear again and again, you want to make sure you’re going with somebody who has the quality and the craftsmanship of a master like Effy. The necklaces, for ones just like Jennifer’s- the price range is about $2500 to $7,000. And for a bracelet, and we’re talking lots of diamonds here (no skimping on the diamonds) are $5500 to up to $23,000. But again, these are pieces you’re going to have for your lifetime. You can buy them at EffyJewelry.com.”

 

Charlize Theron accessorized her strapless white gown with diamond bracelets celebrity trends

Charlize Theron accessorized her strapless white gown with diamond bracelets

Candace Rose: How about when it comes to beauty and hair trends?

Cheryl Kramer Kaye: “We saw a lot of strapless dresses on the red carpet this year. Amy Adams, for example was wearing this incredible gown, but what you really noticed was how glowing her skin was. And to get skin like that you really need to moisturize every day. But so many of us skip the moisturizer because it’s a pain to apply and wait for it to absorb before you get dressed- Vaseline has come out with a new breakthrough product: Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer. It is new technology, it’s a continuous spray lotion. You spray it on your skin, rub it in and it absorbs almost instantly, so you can get your clothes on and get out the door. That’s just $7.99 and available at drugstores.

 

Amy Adams skin was absolutely glowing on the Oscar red carpet!

Amy Adams skin was absolutely glowing on the Oscar red carpet!

 

Now on the hair front, we saw a real return to old glamorous waves starting with stars like Jessica Chastain and Catherine Zeta Jones really wearing these beautiful sculptured styles. But to make sure those don’t fall flat on the red carpet or in your life, you really need healthy hair. And that’s why we recommend Mane ‘n Tail Deep Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. They have proteins in them that are going to strengthen your hair, nourishing botanicals so your hair feels soft, looks shiny and it will have a heat protective quality so that you can use a blow dryer, use a curling iron and you’re not going to do any further damage to your hair. And that one is just $5 at Sally Beauty Stores or at ManeNTail.com.”

Jessica Chastain's gorgeous glam locks on the Oscar red carpet. celebrity trends

Jessica Chastain’s gorgeous glam locks on the Oscar red carpet.

 

Catherine Zeta Jones dark wavy locks on the Oscar red carpet

Catherine Zeta Jones dark wavy locks on the Oscar red carpet.

 

Candace Rose: Are there any other celebrity trends or must haves we should know about?

Cheryl Kramer Kaye: “Oh there are tons of them, but you should pick up a copy of Star magazine and check those out.”

Candace Rose: Where can we go for more information on everything you mentioned today?

Cheryl Kramer Kaye: “You can also hit up StarMagazine.com.”