By Jocelyn - Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 11:11am
Nicki Minaj goes blue for Steven Klein in a new picture that appeared in this month’s Vogue.
There’s no real reason for why she’s Smurf-blue, but hey, it’s Nicki – she doesn’t need to explain herself, right?
She tells Vogue that when she was in high school in Queens, she wasn’t into fashion until a chance encounter:
“I was dressing in Tommy Hilfiger baggy shirts and Boss jeans, but then I met a person who dressed like a tiny lady—pantsuits, heels, lots of makeup. I thought she was larger than life. She once did my makeup—I had never seen myself made up before. I didn’t want to wash it off; I felt like I had one day to live this fantasy of being a glamour girl.”
On her style, Minaj claims “If I can combine designer things with other things, I’m a happy camper.” Not so with accessories. At one time she was spending $50,000 a month on “Giuseppe, Versace, YSL, and Fendi shoes. And I bought tons of Vuitton bags. When you’re a young girl from Queens, you’re going to stock up on those bags.”
Minaj is adamant that her legacy will not be one of a free-spending, know-nothing celebrity. She’s planning “an enormous foundation to nurture girls. The Nicki Minaj girl is a fun, artsy girl who can become a fierce force to be reckoned with on Wall Street! They hang on my every word, so I tell them, go to school, be ambitious. The worst position is to be financially dependent on the man.” And what of that alternate Nicki, serving her lord and master a martini by the pool? The fuchsia waves shake furiously. “I could never be that girl!”
By Erin - Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 8:08am
When the summer hits in a few months and temperatures start rising it will be time to bare more skin. If you want glowing beautiful skin your body needs proper prepping. Follow these head-to-toe tips and have beautiful summer ready skin. Here are some ideas to soothe and smooth veins, avoid flaky skin, conquer shaving mishaps, exfoliate, moisturize, etc.
Soft Touchable Skin: Exfoliate exfoliate, exfoliate aim for once or twice a week. When you remove the dead skin it helps you get rid of sallow complexion on your face and body, revealing new skin. Be sure to choose fine grain formulas and focus on your bodies most oily and dry parts. Remember to always moisturize after, post exfoliation your skin will be ready to drink in some extra moisture.
Hide Spider Veins: If you don’t have the time (or money) to visit the Dr. for a permanent solution to spider veins there are a few things you can do to cover them up. There are numerous cosmetics made purely for covering up veins and offer long lasting coverage, You can also use airbrush leg products they work similar to panty hose to smooth out your legs but you simply spray it on. Finally a great tan will help diminish the look of spider veins try a spray tan or one of the many great products to give yourself and airbrushed tan at home.
Achieve a Perfect Shave: You want to let your skin soften from the heat and moisture of your shower or bath, never shave on dry skin. Exfoliate prior to shaving to remove any dead skin that will clog your razor. Try out one of the many great shave creams it can be men’s or women’s formula these will help protect your skin and get you the closest shave. Experiment with different razors there is a perfect one for everyone be bold and try different styles until you find your match. Remember to change your cartridge, a dull blade can lead to nicks.
Sun-Kissed Face: There is nothing sexy about forgetting your sunscreen and intentionally burning your skin. As summer nears you can try a sunless tanner for your face to slowly achieve the perfect glow. Bronzer can help you deepen your skin tone without the damage. Your goal is to be sun-kissed, not over done, apply your bronzer sparingly apply the product where you would normally get hit by the sun first: cheeks, nose, and a bit on the forehead.
Smooth Feet and Heels: Before bed saturate your feet and heels in lotion and put on a lightweight pair of socks to hold the moisture in. When you are in the shower use a loofah or washcloth to buff the top layer of skin on your feet helping remove any dull, dry skin.
Above all else don’t forget the sunscreen, use it everyday to ensure you have many beautiful skin summers to come!
I love Exude Lip Colors, from the innovative packaging to the long lasting color it’s a must have. It feels so incredible on the formula is really moisturizing and I love how saturated the color is. If you have a hot date this is the Lip Color you need he won’t be able to stop staring at your lips.
RACHEL ZOE ADDS A SPLASH OF COLOR TO SPRING BY SELECTING EXUDE’S CRIMSON, SCARLET RED AND CORAL AS THIS SEASON’S “MUST-HAVE” LIP COLORS
NEW YORK, NY– February 1, 2012 – Style expert Rachel Zoe adds a splash of color to Spring 2012’s “must-have” list by selecting Exude Lipstick’sCrimson, Scarlet Red and Coral as the “it” colors this season. Crimson and Scarlet Red are two of Exude’s five glosses and Coral is one of nine lip crèmes.
Key to the brand’s design is a revolutionary new crystal applicator which is sophisticated, smart, and chic. The applicator releases the perfect amount of lipstick each time. It also retains its shape over time. Enhanced with a smooth hint of mint scent, and new, complex formula, Exude is dressed in a sleek yet chic soft touch white case and retail for $29.00 and is available at www.exudelipstick.com.
By Jocelyn - Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 12:12pm
Discover what happened when Emma Watson visited Selfridges London for the launch of her Lancôme Rouge in Love collection.
During an interview with Selfridges Buying Director, David Walker-Smith, Emma reveals why she feels such a connection to Lancôme, her favourite shades of lipstick from the collection and what her all time favourite book is.