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Emma Stone ditches the blonde!

Emma Stone is one of my favorite actresses right now intelligent, funny and beautiful. Proof  girls you can be famous without acting like a twit and making a sex tape!

I love Emma either way but as cute as she is as a blonde I think she is gorgeous as a redhead. Can’t wait to see her in The Help!

DERMATOLOGIST ADVISES WHICH SKIN CARE PRODUCTS TO TRY AND WHAT YOU SHOULD TOSS‏

When shopping for skin care products, many beauty consumers can be confused about which products to try and which to toss. With so many choices, it’s easy to fall for clever packaging and marketing terminology. According to Houston, TX Dermatologist Dr. Paul Friedman, “the skin care market is full of products that can help improve challenged skin, but many of my patients experience frustration with an oversaturated beauty market.”

Below Dr. Friedman notes some of the most common “beauty blunders” when it comes to buying and using consumer skin care products:

· If you have acne-prone skin, avoid buying lotions that come in a jar or pot, says Dr. Friedman. Dipping your fingers into lotions every day introduces bacteria to the entire jar, and that can translate onto your skin, causing breakouts or infections.

· If you are buying environmentally friendly products, watch out for those that are “paraben free.” Parabens have been singled out as potentially dangerous chemicals, but what most consumers don’t know is they are included in skincare items for a reason – to help them last longer. Most paraben-free products will spoil after a certain timeframe, which is usually listed on the package. Pay attention to this date and treat it almost like a food item, says Dr. Friedman.

· You don’t need an “arsenal” of products to look your best. Many skin care companies sell their products in a series or grouping. According to Dr. Friedman, most women only need a gentle cleanser, daily moisturizer with SPF of 15 or higher, and a moisture-rich night cream to maintain a healthy complexion.

· Read the (back of the) labels. Many products contain irritants like added fragrances or alcohols that can dry the skin. No matter what a package promises on the front, read the back carefully to ensure you are getting what’s advertised. If you have skin sensitivities towards certain foods, it is also important to look for essential oils, which are often derived from foods that can cause allergies in some people.

· Don’t be fooled by clever marketing terminology. Product packaging is usually designed to do one thing: sell the product. Dr. Friedman says the last thing you should look for in a product is an appealing design. Be wary of claims like “dermatologist tested” or “allergy tested.” These phrases often carry little meaning.

· Watch where you store your skin care. Different types of products, such as gels, may have temperature requirements in order to stay effective, notes Dr. Friedman. Leaving products in direct sunlight, in extreme heat or cold could also affect their performance. If there are no directions, Dr. Friedman notes products should be kept in cool, dry areas.

According to Dr. Friedman, the more you educate yourself, the better your chances are of finding a skin care routine that works for you.

About Dr. Paul Friedman
Paul M. Friedman, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, specializing in dermatologic laser surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery. He completed his residency in dermatology at the New York School of Medicine, one of the nation’s top dermatology residency programs.

Dr. Friedman is the director of the DermSurgery Laser Center in Houston, Texas and also practices at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York in Manhattan. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical School, Department of Dermatology, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Friedman is on staff at Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial-Hermann Hospital in Houston. For more information, please visit www.friedmanmd.net

Tori Spelling Launches Online Magazine and Community ediTORIal by Tori Spelling


Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings Star Shares Secrets to Life, Love, Style and Business
Spelling also launches new online store invenTORI.com

Los Angeles – May 31, 2011 – Actress, best-selling author and TV personality, Tori Spelling today announced the launch of her new online magazine and community ediTORIal by Tori Spelling (www.ToriSpelling.com). On the site the mother of two (soon to be three!) will share her tips and tricks on being a successful working mother and learning how to juggle life, love, style and family.

At editTORIal members can create profile pages, post photos and videos, and interact directly with Tori to get her perspective on how to get inspired, find balance and discover their own ideal lifestyle.

“The idea for this site came from my desire to share ideas and inspiration for elevating your everyday life,” said Spelling. “From Fashion, Crafting, Home Decor, Cooking, Parenting, to Relationships I will be sharing ideas, tips, advice and how- to’s on living a more inspired life.”

Content on the site includes sections on how to:

Live: Tori shares advice for working moms to keep stress in check and stay in tune with body, spirit and mind.

Love: Advice on creating and continuing to build positive relationships with partners, parents, friends and all other loved ones.

Launch: The InvenTORI owner will share her knowledge of running multiple businesses, and provide tips on launching a successful business. In this section Tori will also showcase savvy “mompreneurs” and their business launch stories.

Raise: Navigate the choppy waters of modern mommyhood and share stories with like minded members on how to balance it all.

Style: From Gilt Groupe to vintage clothing Tori will share her great finds, as well provide assistance in developing a unique style without the high price tag.

Dwell: Tori gives tips for creating a space that will comfort and inspire

Eat: From recipes to meal presentation, Tori will share favorite recipes, meal planning ideas and tips to feed the pickiest eaters in your family

In addition to ediTORIal, Tori launched the online shopping site InvenTORI.com. The site features many of the chic, cozy, lifestyle products sold at Tori’s Los Angeles based store InvenTORI. The site includes a section of “Tori’s Finds,” which are treasures from her own personal collection of one-of-a-kind items.

EdiTORIal was developed by media company, EQAL to provide users the ability to interact with Tori and each other, discussing business, family and life successes, through the ability to send private messages to friends, engage with each other in the forum and update their Facebook and Twitter accounts with images, videos and messages directly from the site.


European women warned off make-up amid growing fears of harm to unborn

Pregnant women are being warned off beauty products amid fears they could lead to birth defects.
Growing concerns over the effects of chemicals such as parabens, commonly used in cosmetics as a preservative, and phthalates, used in hairspray, have led to calls for a new EU-wide cosmetics labelling system.

The move follows the publication of a study which found that women exposed to high levels of hairspray during pregnancy were twice as likely to have babies born with hypospadias, a condition in which the urinary tract grows on the underside of the penis.
High levels of phthalates, also used to soften plastics such as PVC, have been found to affect hormone levels, while parabens have been the subject of concern since 2004, when a study claimed to have detected parabens from deodorants in cancerous breast tissue.
The French government announced last week that the country’s health authorities were considering a labelling system for cosmetics that would indicate whether or not products were safe for pregnant women.
But the UK government said that the EU should address the issue as a whole, adding it to a range of changes currently being made to the European Cosmetics Directive.
Professor Paul Elliott, who led the Imperial College study into the use of hairspray during pregnancy, backs the introduction of a labelling system.
He told the Independent on Sunday: ‘Labels enable people to make informed choices. In the vulnerable period of pregnancy, it makes sense for people to reduce their exposure to harmful chemicals.

‘It is part of a broader discussion about minimising chemical exposure in early pregnancy.’
Professor Steve Field, chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, added:
‘Women who are planning to conceive or who are in the first three months of pregnancy should look at what they are using.

‘The cosmetics industry needs to look at this and clearly label their products. Anything like this raises concerns, but I don’t think people should panic.’

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