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Dish with Ivory Spokesperson Melissa McCarthy!

Oscar Nominee and Emmy® Winner Melissa McCarthy Cleans Up During Award Season and Brings Her Award-Winning Humor Back to Ivory’s Facebook Community “The Soap Dish”

What:
Ivory brand spokesperson and Oscar nominee, Melissa McCarthy is returning to host Ivory’s Facebook community, “The Soap Dish” this Friday, Feb. 17, where she will engage with women and dish about life’s simple truths. Just in time for award season, McCarthy will be interacting with Ivory’s Facebook fans and dishing about everyday topics ranging from motherhood, marriage and meatloaf to much more (samples below).

“I grew up using Ivory and that smell always reminds me of when I was a kid.” McCarthy said.
“As a working mom of two, I love anything that simplifies my life. So when one bar of soap can handle backyard dirt, spaghetti hands, and the unidentified crusty bits under my girls’ necks – I’m in.”

To visit Ivory’s “The Soap Dish” forum and dish with Melissa McCarthy and other moms on what complicates their lives, consumers can visit Ivory’s Facebook fanpage at: www.facebook.com/ivory.

Quotes:
Q. What’s your simple solution for a clean house?
A. Ben and I call it the “Magic Bag” – we just shove everything in a big paper bag and pretend it disappeared.

Q. Who is your all time favorite movie/TV mom?
A. The mom from Good Times. Esther Rolle.

Q. If you had the chance to join any reality show, which would it be?
A. I’m pretty much dying to ride shot-gun with Guy Fieri and sample roadside diners along Hwy 55.

Q. What’s your shower song?
A. I’ve convinced myself I sound just like Adele. I shared this with my husband who had no comment.

Q. What’s the quirkiest thing you have in your purse/diaper bag at all times?
A. I don’t know why but I always have their dirty socks in my purse.

Assets:
Photos: Celebrity and Product photos
Content: Melissa McCarthy “Soap Dish” Questions and Answers/Quotes

When:
Feb. 17 – April 13

Where:
www.facebook.com/Ivory

Tips For A Perfect Ponytail from Ouidad’s Morgan Willhite.

Runway Beauty Trend Ponytails Tail Tips from Ouidad Creative Director, Morgan Willhite

Always a constant in a woman’s hair repertoire, it now seems the ponytail is more of a hot trend than staple look. Curl driven, soft and wavy ponytails were spotted on a plethora of runways at New York Fashion Week over the last few days. From the looped and tucked tails at Carolina Herrera to the embellished ponytail twists at Derek Lam, locks in favor of ponytails were clearly polished, playful, setting the stage for hair trends in 2012. Morgan Willhite, Creative Director at Ouidad offers her expertise to replicate these runway inspired ponytails for curly girls nationwide.

“The best part about ponytails is that they are low maintenance yet they look high fashion. Although they are a great option for most hair types, they are especially attractive on curly hair,” says Willhite. Ponytails can be fun or sophisticated and the only requirement is that your hair is at least medium length. “All you need is a touch of the Ouidad Clear Control pomade, a few sprays of the new Frizz and Fly Away Fighter and a hair elastic to make this trend work for you,” says Willhite.

Morgan’s Tail Tips

  • Brush your hair with a comb or the Ouidad Double Detangler ($24 at Ouidad.com) and apply the Ouidad Climate Control Gel ($22 at Ouidad.com) throughout the hair to reduce frizz
  • Put an elastic band around your right wrist and hold your hair in your left hand; with your right hand brush the hair back smoothly; curly hair tends to be dry, so spray a bit of water to keep it damp as you work
  • Open the hand holding the hair as you brush the hair through; smooth out the front adding Ouidad Climate Control Gel to control curls
  • Use your left hand to slide the elastic off your right wrist and onto the base of the ponytail
  • Let some curls escape the ponytail for a romantic look
  • Try a loose ponytail if you have thick curly hair
  • Apply the new Ouidad Frizz and Flyaway Fighter ($22 at Ouidad.com) to the finished look to help reduce frizz and keep the flyaways tamed

Laura Mercier Portfolio Animation

Laura Mercier is launching a new limited-edition “Portfolio Animation” collection that will be available this March-April. To go along with this collection she is releasing a range of new products for lips, cheeks and eyes that can all fit into the Custom Compacts. Check them out below.

Portfolio Animation Collection

Custom Artist Portfolio for Home & Away ($98.00, retail value of $120.00)
• Designed to carry all Flawless Face and Colour essentials
• Rigid outer shell case wrapped in metallic, pewter snakeskin material
• Includes four multi-size mesh cosmetic bags, easily removable with built in magnets
• Features Laura’s unique pocketed brush page
• Two refillable 6 and 3-well Custom Compacts that hold your favorite eye, cheek and lip godets

 

Lip Glaze ($20.00)
Laura’s new Lip Glaze is a lip gloss that provides sheer colour and shine to lips.

Available in three new, limited-edition shades:
· Soft Pink
· Plum
· Lotus Bloom

Sheer Crème Colour ($22.00)
Laura’s new Sheer Crème Colour is a crème face colour that provides a soft veil of colour for a “bonne mine” (healthy glow) effect.

Available in three new, limited-edition shades:
· Pearl Glow Veil
· Pink Cheek Veil
· Bronze Veil

Second Skin Cheek Colour ($24.00)

Laura’s is a micro-fine, innovative pressed powder that delivers natural colour and unprecedented wear with extreme comfort.
Available in five new, permanent shades (18 total):
· Heather Pink
· Peach Whisper
· Soft Iris
· Honey Mocha
· Sweet Mandarin

Eye Colour ($22.00)

Available in three new, limited-edition shades:
· Merlot Sateen
· Golden Crème Luster
· Seashell Pink Sateen


Sienna Miller shows off her baby bump!


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Sienna Miller, who is reportedly expecting her first child with her boyfriend, actor Tom Sturridge, stepped out Tuesday night in a form-fitting black gown, which clung tightly enough seemingly to reveal the British actress’s small baby bump.

Miller, 30, attended a fashion video exhibit in New York City, reports Britain’s Daily Mail.

Despite the fact that the event was held on Valentine’s Day, Sturridge did not attend with Miller.

Last week, Miller was photographed in London wearing a diamond ring, prompting rumors that she and Sturridge are engaged, according to the Daily Mail. But neither has confirmed the status of their relationship nor officially confirmed news of her pregnancy.
– Liz Raftery

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