Monthly Archives: December 2011

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards

It’s that time of year when Hollywood is in full party swing celebrating awards season. To get things started the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominees - the second most glamorous awards show next to the Oscars - were announced and are leaving me a bit perplexed. It seems that the same five movies are in each of the big categories. It’s also obvious that when you put Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Fassbender in one category, you’re guaranteed they’ll show up and dazzle on the red carpet. Of course, it makes for good TV, and entertainment, which equals high ratings. Continue reading

Saving Face with Organic Skin Care

How Dr. Baummann Cosmetics can change the look of your skin by harnessing the power of nature.

(As printed in Elevate Magazine’s Nov/Dec 2011 Issue)

There are many skin care brands that claim to be “all-natural”, “organic” and “anti-aging.” It can be difficult to determine which brands are authentic in their claims, which is why we’ve become such big fans of Dr. Baummann Cosmetics.

The brainchild of German doctors, Dr. Ernst W. Henrich (a naturopath) and Dr. Thomas Baummann (a cosmetic chemist and dermatologist), Dr. Baumann Cosmetics was created to fill a need that seemed to be missing from the market: skincare free of chemicals and unnatural substances that are harmful to the skin. Continue reading

Nails sealed with a KISS

It’s hard to imagine with today’s innovations in the beauty industry that Lee press-on nails were the gold standard for getting that salon-perfect, manicured look in the early ’80s. Thankfully, that time period is over, and so are those plastic, fake-looking nails.

With the memory of those awful nails still embedded in my brain, it’s hard to imagine that any fake nail product could make your nails look great. But recently, I was approached to try a new brand of fake nails: KISS nails – a brand of acrylic nails that promises to not only look natural, but would also not harm nail beds. Continue reading

BB creams: What are they?

Beauty crazes come and go, but the latest innovation is something that most busy women - or those with a low-key beauty routine - will certainly welcome. The newest trend comes from Asia and they’re called BB Creams.

The “BB” stands for  “Blemish Balm” or “Beauty Balm” and it’s - in a nutshell – an all-in-one beauty cream that incorporates a moisturizer, a hint of foundation and sunblock. Some products are also adding anti-aging properties to the mix . Continue reading

Nail Glam: Sally Hansen Gem Crush polish

Go super glam with your names with Sally Hansen Gem Crush glitter polish. Sally Hansen introduces the first one coat cover polish with multi-colored reflectivity, and uniquely sized particles and shapes bringing runway to reality.

Gem Crush is available in the following eight edgy and daring shades:

Showgirl, Cha-Ching!, Big Money, Bling-tastic, Be-Jeweled Razzle Dazzler, Lady Luck Glitz Gal Continue reading