Interview: Summer Beauty Breakthroughs & Makeup Must Haves with Beauty Expert Polly Blitzer of Beauty Blitz

Beauty expert Polly Blitzer of Beauty Blitz joined me yesterday to share the top beauty breakthroughs and the must have makeup trends for summer!

 

Beauty expert Polly Blitzer with the TOP summer breakthroughs and the latest makeup trends!

Beauty expert Polly Blitzer with the TOP summer breakthroughs and the latest makeup trends!

 

 

 

 

Candace Rose: What are the latest and greatest breakthroughs this season?

Polly Blitzer: "Well, there are so many skincare breakthroughs, and I'm so excited to share them with you, because you know that I test a thousand products a month in search for the best! So let's start at the top with the face. Avon has their Anew Genics Treatment Concentrate which is pretty amazing because it's the first brand to use this patented Youthgen technology. It's designed to stimulate the youth gene in your skin so that it acts up to 10 years younger, which is amazing. It's formulated with carrot and soy extracts and it instantly softens the appearance of fine lines, of expression lines of wrinkles and discoloration and it doesn't have one of those hefty price tags that drains and depletes your checking account. It's $39.99- so you don't have to take a second mortgage on the house! You can get it through Avon reps, and you can get it at 1-800-For-Avon or Avon.com.

 

 

Avon Anew Genics Treatment Concentrate

Avon Anew Genics Treatment Concentrate

 

 

        Now that we've dealt with the skin on the face, let's talk about the skin on the body. Women always ask me two things about the skin on their body- 'how can I get rid of cellulite'? 'And what can I do to get firmer skin?' So Nivea has really cornered the market in this area- they have a skin firming lotion with Q10. It visibly tightens the skin surface because it restores minerals that your skin loses over time, so it basically gives them those minerals back so that your skin acts – it kind of has memory and becomes youthful again, and firmer and tighter. And then Nivea's Skin Firming Cellulite Gel Cream is amazing because within two weeks it makes your skin noticeably firmer, and then within four weeks it visibly reduces cellulite. So basically if you start using it now you'll have a beach body by Labor Day. And they also have a fast acting serum, and if you use these altogether you will maximize your results and look amazing."

 

 

Nivea Skin Firming Body Lotion and Nivea Skin Firming Cellulite Gel Cream

Nivea Skin Firming Body Lotion and Nivea Skin Firming Cellulite Gel Cream

 

Candace Rose: Do you have any tips any summer makeup tips and trends to share with us this morning?

Polly Blitzer: "I absolutely do. So you don't want to be layering on tons and tons of products in the summer because you'll just sweat them off and between greasy skin or the heat, it's just not going to be a good look- I promise! So look for things that multitask- like an oil-free tinted moisturizer with sunscreen (with SPF). It will give you your sunscreen, your hydration and your foundation all-in-one. So apply that just over one skincare product and you'll be good to go or even just alone.

 

    And then also in terms of color- try to do one shot of bold color, so you don't have competing sort of battle of bands on your face. You don't want to have the bold eyes and the bold lips in the summer. So go for a lip stain or a tinted lip balm or glossy lips or you can try and swap your same old, same old brown or black eyeliner with something like an indigo or a teal or something that's even a little bit more vibrant like a purple. And just rim your eyes, and it'll sort of give people a flash of color, but without being too theatrical or clown-like."

 

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

Polly Blitzer: "Yes, nails are also a very easy way to participate in a color trend without making too big of an investment. So for $7 (for example) you can try a neon yellow, and then you can just up that. It'll basically be the perfect accessory to update last season's little white dress or that little black dress you have or anything in your closet. And if you were to let's say buy a dress in that color you could spend a few hundred dollars. So instead of doing that, $7 for a nail polish is a very small commitment to participate in a trend. And if you don't like how it looks get a cotton ball with some nail polish remover and go back to your old favorite color."

Candace Rose: Where can we go for more information?

Polly Blitzer: For more information you can go to LifeMinute.tv or to BeautyBlitz.com."

Celebrity Interview: Giuliana and Bill Rancic of TV’s Giuliana and Bill!

 On Friday of last week, I had the great pleasure of being joined by celebrities, Giuliana and Bill Rancic of the hit reality series “Giuliana and Bill” to discuss NIVEA’s Kiss of a Lifetime contest and season five of “Giuliana and Bill”!

 

  Celebrities Giuliana Rancic Bill Rancic Giuliana and Bill Style Network Nivea Kiss of a Lifetime Candace Rose InterviewGiuliana and Bill Rancic of the Style Network’s hit reality TV series “Giuliana and Bill.”

 

 

 

Candace: Can you tell us about the Kiss of a Lifetime contest?

Bill Rancic: “Well, this Kiss of a Lifetime contest is amazing. We are searching for America’s most deserving couple. We want every couple out there to go to NIVEA’s facebook page and tell us their story of love; tell us how they were able to triumph maybe some obstacles that were in their way in 2011 and want to hear their stories; and we’re going to to narrow all the entries down over the nice couple of months. We’re going to pick five finalists and we’re going to fly those five finalists right here to New York City and we’re going to pick one deserving couple.”

 

Candace: Can you tell us more about the contest- so they get a chance to spend New Years Eve with you?

Giuliana Rancic: “That’s right. The deserving couple’s going to be with us right in Times Square on the NIVEA Kiss stage which is the best place in the world to be on New Years- trust me; we did it last year. And so they’re going to be with us, it’s VIP everything- 3 days/2 nights in New York City and they’re also going to appear in a NIVEA commercial which is pretty incredible.”

Bill Rancic: “It’s rock star treatment.”

Giuliana Rancic: “It really is. It’s definitely one of the best contests I’ve every heard about on facebook, so all you have to do is go to NIVEA’s facebook page and you don’t have to write anything too long or crazy, just a sweet simple story about why you’ve overcome some obstacles and how you’ve triumped in your relationship.”

 

Candace: So as long as you’re a member of facebook, you’re good to go.

Giuliana Rancic: “Exactly.”

Bill Rancic: “Yeah, it’s as easy as it gets.”

Giuliana Rancic: “Yeah, just facebook. Just go right to the NIVEA page, it’s very easy to find.”

 

Nivea Kiss of a Lifetime Giuliana Rancic Bill Rancic Contest New Years Commercial Times Square Candace Rose interview FacebookHead over to NIVEA’s facebook page for more information on the Kiss of a Lifetime contest –  Facebook.com/NiveaUSA

 

Candace: As co-authors of the book, “I Do, Now What?“; what advice do you have for couples?

Bill Rancic: “Well, one of the big tips we offer in the book is something that we started early on in our relationship and that’s something we call ‘checking in’ and it’s a real simple exercise- once every three or four weeks we sit down and we just check in with each other and that’s an opportunity for us to share what’s going on that’s good in the relationship and maybe some things that need a little bit of work. But what it does is it’s a very proactive move because it prevents major blowups from happening.”

 

I do, now what authors giuliana rancic bill rancid co-authorsGiuliana and Bill Rancic co-authors of, I Do, Now What?Amazon.com

 

Candace: And as for your hit series “Giuliana and Bill”, will there be a season five?

Giuliana Rancic: “We’re actually talking about that right now; so we’ve already shot a little bit because we’re opening up a restaurant in Chicago in January. So we’ve been shooting all those scenes, so it’s been an amazing run; it really has been. And this show has helped a lot of people with their journey trying to have a baby, since we’re talking a lot publicly about our journey to have a baby. So it’s just wonderful to be part of a reality show that’s not scandalous; that’s not controversial in the wrong ways. I mean this is a really wholesome great show and this past season got its highest ratings ever which is pretty incredible.”

 

Candace: Well, that’s amazing! I also heard that you started a new fashion line.

Giuliana Rancic: “That’s right. I’m actually working on it right now, it’ll be out-“

Bill Rancic: “Fashionista!”

Giuliana Rancic: “The fashionista; it’ll be out in February, so I’ve been working hard. Bill actually gives me some advice too; he’s good. Like he doesn’t take any time to debate anything. Like you show him something and he goes ‘I hate it” and you show him something ‘I love it’ and I always agree with what he says. It’s pretty incredible. He has a good eye.”

Bill Rancic: “It’s like when you buy art; you’ve just got to trust your gut.”

Giuliana Rancic: “That’s true.”

Candace: Oh absolutely, that’s the way to be. Honesty is the best policy!

 

Candace: I spoke with you (Giuliana) in March and you gave me advice on the DDF, and I absolutely love it!

Giuliana Rancic: “Yeah. Oh good, I’m so glad you like it. Okay, good; see I know what I’m talking about.”

Candace: You do know what you’re talking about. 

Giuliana Rancic: “You know I don’t talk much about politics, that sort of thing. Because as you know-“

Bill Rancic: “Thank God.” (laughing)

Giuliana Rancic: “On the news I’m talking about Britney Spears, so I don’t want to try to like I-“

Bill Rancic: “She’s going to talk about the 9-9-9 plan.” 

Giuliana Rancic: “Yeah, I love the 9-9-9 plan. But anyways, aside from that; I definitely do take great pride in being able to share advice when it comes to beauty products and fashion, that sort of thing. I love giving, especially women that information.”

 

Bill Rancic Giuliana Rancic People.comGiuliana and Bill Rancic. Photo credit: Jeff Sciortino – People.com

 

Candace: Well, thank you. Do you guys have any additional tips or information you’d like to share this morning?

Bill Rancic: “Well, we certainly want to encourage everyone to go to the NIVEA; to NIVEA’s facebook page and submit their story because we know firsthand that last year was truly the opportunity of a lifetime for us and we’re hoping to share that opportunity with someone else because there is no better way to bring in the New Year than to be on that NIVEA Kiss stage, it is spectacular.”

 

Candace: On Monday, just a few days after my interview with Giuliana and Bill Rancic, Giuliana disclosed on NBC’s “Today” show that she had recently been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. I just want to take a moment to wish Giuliana a healthy and speedy recovery. She is truly a remarkable person with a great personality, strength, courage and determination. My thoughts and prayers are with the Rancic’s and their extended families, and of course that new baby that we know will be here in the near future! 🙂

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Celebrity Interview: Bridal Beauty Tips with Celebrity Gossip Columnist, Micah Jesse

Celebrity Gossip Columnist, Micah Jesse stopped by this morning to share his top beauty tips and product favorites for brides on their wedding day! 

 

Screen Shot, Micah Jesse, Celebrity Gossip Columnist, Candace RoseScreen Shot: Bridal Beauty Tips with Celebrity Gossip Columnist, Micah Jesse

 

 

Candace Rose: What are the first steps brides-to-be need to take when planning for their big day?

Micah Jesse: "Well, there's a few short steps and a few really great products that are really going to help any bride-to-be look bride beautiful, starting with a kissable, soft pout, I'm sure every bride out there is going to agree. You want to make sure that you start conditioning your lips now and not wait because you don't want to show up to your wedding day with chapped, dry lips. Right now I'm loving Nivea's A Kiss of Smoothness lip care line. It's so fabulous because it's enriched with jojoba and shea butter, which is going to provide a lot of smoothness and moisture to your lips and it also has an SPF 4, so it's going to really protect against that summer sun; so, that's especially to those brides out there that are having a summer wedding. It's your something blue, so you know you can wear it underneath your favorite lip color or as just a regular natural color itself. But either way, you're going to be making your lips pouty and perfect for the most important kiss of your life. This product is available at Amazon.com/Beauty."

 

Nivea A Kiss Of SmoothnessNivea – A Kiss of Smoothness Hydrating SPF 4 Lip Care (Pack of 2) – Amazon.com

 

CR: How about when it comes to makeup and skincare? 

MJ: "Makeup and skincare is obviously important and right now I'm totally obsessed with RapidLash; the reason why is because every bride wants luscious lashes and brows on their wedding day. RapidLash is great because it's paraben-free and it's an eyelash enhancing serum that's going to help make your lashes appear healthier, stronger and fuller looking and what's great about it is it's over the counter, you don't need a prescription. You can pretty much get it anywhere and you're going to see guaranteed results in about 30 days and in just one tube, so that's pretty fabulous."

 

  RapidLash micah jesse interview bridesRapidLash Eyelash (and Eyebrow) Enhancer – RapidLash.com

 

CR: We all know how important beautiful hair is to women, especially brides. Do you have any tips on obtaining gorgeous locks?

MJ: "Absolutely! Pantene has an amazing, amazing new hair collection called 'the restore beautiful lengths collection' and this collection is fabulous because what it does is the shampoo and conditioner are going to help really condition the hair to make it really strong, and smooth, and luscious, and sleek; all the great words that brides want to use to describe their hair on their wedding day, so the shampoo and conditioner are great for that. And then there's also smoothing balm which is going to help tame those flyaways that a lot of girls really worry about on their wedding day and it's also going to help control the summer frizz, so Pantene has a great few products for that, for sure."

 

 

31pTWUT2fpL._SL500_AA300_Pantene Pro-V – Restore Beautiful Lengths Frizz Control Conditioner – Amazon.com

 

CR: Do you have any additional information or tips you'd like to share?

MJ: "Well, actually you can find out more information about all these products and so much more at LifeMinute.TV and you can follow me personally, Micah Jesse on twitter @MicahJesse and you can check me out on my website, MicahJesse.com."

Interview: Beauty & Style Tips for the New Mom with Expert, Jenn Falik

 I recently had the pleasure of speaking with beauty expert (and new mom), Jenn Falik to discuss her favorite beauty and fashion tips for new moms this summer!

 

1Jenn Falik – JennFalik.Com

 

Candace Rose: What are some must have beauty items every new mom needs?

Jenn Falik: "Every new mom has had to make a couple of adjustments to her beauty routine and her fashion picks to adjust to this new life, and the first thing I tell women to go out and get when they find out they're pregnant is Bio Oil which hails from South Africa. It's the number 1 scar and stretch mark treatment in 11 countries and it has amazing natural ingredients in there – vitamin A and E, rosemary, lavender, chamomile. I think when you're pregnant you are a little more cautious of using natural ingredients than maybe you were in the past. It also has PurCellin oil and PurCellin oil is what gives it a really light texture so it melts right into the skin. Use it everyday to to maximize your skins elasticity so as you stretch and then shrink again your skin doesn't look any worse for the wear. It's going to even out hormonal skin spots and if you have a c-section it's going to help to fade those scars. I love again that it's really lightweight, it doesn't feel greasy, it doesn't leave a residue behind and you can pick it up at the drugstore and as a new mom you probably find yourself at the drugstore every single day, so that makes it nice and convenient.

 

  41pKemFrj4L._SL500_AA300_Bio-Oil – Amazon.com

 

    I'm all about convenience when it comes to any products you are using as a new mom, you want something that's simple and your skin can start acting in some funky ways; I noticed that especially after I had my daughter that my skin was a little different than I remembered it being in the past and DDF has a great professional grade skin resurfacing treatment called the Revolve 400x Micro-Polishing system and it gives you more effective exfoliation than in-office dermabrasion treatments will after 2 weeks use and you can adjust the intensity because as a new mom some days your skin is really sensitive and other days it doesn't feel so sensitive, so you can adjust the intensity of the treatment depending on how your skin is feeling that day and it gives you 8 times better results as far as polishing up the imperfections go than regular old exfoliating. So, if you want to hind uneven skin; if you want to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines this is going to take care of sort of everything that your skin needs in one simple step. You can use it in the shower and I can speak from experience as a new mom that sometimes the only minutes I get to myself any time during the day is in the shower, so maximize those moments to do as much as possible for yourself- incorporate a little pampering, get a body wash that's really going to pamper your skin. Nivea has these new 'Touch of Cashmere' and 'Touch of Serenity' body washes that smell great. We've got Orchid and Hibiscus scent in there and it has hydra iq which is a new technology from Nivea that helps your skin to maintain its optimal moisture balance for 24 hours, so you get silky smooth skin for an entire day. Anything that you don't have to redo every few hours as a new mom is a huge plus!"

 

415UNKwqz1L._AA300_DDF Revolve 400X Micro-Polishing System – Amazon.com

 

300Nivea 'Touch of Cashmere' Cream Oil Body Wash – Drugstore.com

 

CR: As a new mom yourself, do you have any favorite style tips you'd like to share?

JF: "Messenger bags are a new mom's best friend, and lucky for us they are on trend for summer but they're hands free and you can fit a lot in them, so you still have your hands to do whatever you need to do dealing with your baby and you can still bring everything that you need along with you and don't have to worry that you've left your purse somewhere. Scarves are another thing that new moms should stock up on, not only as temperatures change and your hormones are getting readjusted. You may feel freezing cold when it's actually quite warm outside but something else that's great about scarves is they make a good fashion statement – comfortable, easy to wear, incorporate a trend into your look without buying a whole new look and if you happen to get spit up on, all you have to do is change the way that your scarf is positioned and nobody will know."

 

Candace Rose Favorite Messenger Bag Pick!

98836_in_dlMulberry – Oversized Alexa Leather Bag – Net-A-Porter.Com

 

Candace Rose Favorite Scarf Pick!

112943_in_dlJ.Crew – Printed fine-weave wool scarf – Net-A-Porter.Com

 

CR: Where can we go for more information?

JF: "For more information you can go to LifeMinute.tv or my blog for some of my crazy mom experiences and my favorite fashion and blog finds which is Blog.JennFalik.com."