Jessica and Ashlee Simpson designing a line of clothes together!

Jessica Simpson is teaming up with little sis Ashlee to create a line of tween apparel as part of the Jessica Simpson Collection, according to WWD. The new products, available in stores in fall, will be geared to the fashion-forward tween and will feature sportswear, denim and activewear styled after Simpson’s “girly, playful attitude,” the trade mag reports. Knit tops, hoodies, pullovers, striped shrunken knits, graphic T-shirts, drawstring pants, footwear and outerwear will all be part of the collection, with both Jessica and Ashlee serving as co-creative directors for the line.
”Creating a tween apparel collection was a natural extension for the brand,” Jessica tells WWD. “I’m excited to bring my sister, Ashlee, along as co-creative director of this division, because she brings a savvy rocker edge that defines today’s tweens.”
Ashlee, who has always been a big supporter of her big sis’s empire, agrees. “My goal as co-creative director will be to design clothes that will help inspire young girls to express their personalities and creativity through fashion.” This marks the first time the sisters are collaborating on a fashion venture

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What is your protection plan for incidental sun exposure?

Did you know that just a few minutes of incidental sun exposure continuously over the course of years can have dire effects on the way your skin looks and feels?

While practicing safe sunning at the beach is key, a whopping 80% of your lifetime sun exposure comes from daily activities. Just one year of unprotected daily sun exposure is like spending a week at the beach without sunscreen!

While summer is the most common time for recreational sun exposure, it is important not to lose sight of the incidental exposure that occurs during day-to-day activities like walking your dog or driving to work. Random exposure to UV rays can cause premature aging and wrinkles on your body, and can even lead to skin cancer.

Do you and your family SPF? Is it an everyday protection or just on long summer days in the sun?

We would love to hear your thoughts about summer sun protection come join us in the blogfrog Coffee Community and share your opinion. As a culture are we too obsessed with sunscreen or not protected enough?


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BIORE Makeup Removing Towelettes are Amazing!

Biore introduces a NEW effective make-up removal towelette without any greasy residue!

A conditioning formula that dissolves dirt, oil and makeup – even waterproof mascara. Want thorough cleansing without the greasy residue? Look no further than Bioré® Makeup Removing Towelettes, an instant complexion facial treatment that whisks away make-up without leaving a trace. Developed with Green Tea, known for its antioxidant and detoxifying benefits, these new cleansing cloths deliver a clean you can see and feel—without soap and water.

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Bioré® Makeup Removing Towelettes are infused with Vitamin E, Green Coconut Water and Indian Ginseng that are known to moisturize, nourish and rejuvenate even while removing the most stubborn makeup. In fact, Bioré® Makeup Removing Towelettes remove mascara better than the leading cloth, without leaving behind a greasy residue. Enhanced with cotton for a softer, more luxurious feel, the towelettes are the first cloth in the mass market to be made from 100% renewable resources.

We hosted a girls night the other night where we were able to try these awesome Makeup Removing Towelettes alongside the Pore Cleansing Scrub and the Deep Cleansing Pore Strips. The Pore Cleansing Scrub is more effective than the leading scrub — yet gentle enough to use every day. Get rid of surface toxins and dirt as this creamy cleanser penetrates deep down to help prevent future blemishes.

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We followed the cleansing towelettes and cleansing scrub with the Deep Cleansing Pore Strips. Ready, set, strip! It’s instant gratification of the very best kind. Combine this weekly treatment with one of the recommended cleansers for the Complete Bioré® Clean!

Twice as effective as the leading pore cleanser at getting rid of pore-clogging build-up and blackheads.

I’m obsessed with the Deep Cleansing Pore Strips. I do them about once  a week, and the results are shocking. They’re great!

Kao Brands Company is a leading manufacturer of premium beauty care brands that are recognized around the world for their innovation and quality. Kao Brands Company’s portfolio includes Ban® antiperspirants; Jergens® and Curél® hand and body lotions; Bioré® facial care; John Frieda®, Frizz-Ease®, Sheer Blonde®, Brilliant Brunette®, Radiant Red® and Luminous Color Glaze® professional hair care. Founded in 1882, Kao Brands Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kao Corporation.

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Pore Unclogging Scrub

More effective than the leading scrub* — yet gentle enough to use every day. Get rid of surface toxins and dirt as this creamy cleanser penetrates deep down to help prevent future blemishes.

Pair with a pore strip weekly for your Complete Bioré® Clean.


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Beauty Talk with Christina Hendricks!

Fiery red hair and voluptuous charm may be the much-envied trademarks of Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks, but she’s out to prove that beauty actually does run deep. As the newest face of Latisse, she’s doubling as their ambassador to the lash growth drug’s Wishes Challenge campaign, aiming to raise $500,000 in support of the Make-A-Wish-Foundation by this fall. Donations made to Latisse’s website will be matched by the brand up to $250,000, and all donors will receive a one month free trial of the popular prescription lash lengthener.

We sat down with the star at the Lambs Club in NYC (a fitting place for a cocktail with Joan Holloway), and talked red hair, lipstick, and, of course, lashes.

ELLE: Are you actually using Latisse?
CH: I’ve always felt like my lashes were sort of piddly, especially in comparison to all of the false strips and strong eye makeup I wear for the show. I just started Latisse a month ago, and I can gauge how the length is increasing when I use my eyelash curler in the morning. My mom and girlfriends are watching intently to see how this goes.

ELLE: Has Mad Men‘s retro makeup inspired your own beauty choices?
CH: I’ve worn a red lip since I started wearing makeup, and especially during my goth stage. I always had to wear a slash of deep red or that Clinique Black Honey everyone was wearing at the time. But I’ve stopped wearing red lipstick so much because I’m always kissing my husband, and he hates when he’s the one who ends up with the red lips!

ELLE: Is it true that you’re a natural blonde?
CH:
Yes, the rumors are true—I’m naturally a dark blonde. I couldn’t tell you what shade, because I haven’t seen it in ages. I started playing with red hair when I was 10 years old. I recognize how odd it is now, but my mom let me do it. I was obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and Ginger of Gilligan’s Island, and lusted for that red hair. My mom said, “Well, let’s throw a rinse on it,” and the next day, my teachers asked what had happened when I arrived at school with red hair. My mom also put Sun-In in my brother’s hair because he wanted to be Flash Gordon. We would walk around in costume at home.

ELLE: So you’ve been a red head ever since?
CH:
In high school, I started experimenting with permanent color. My mom nearly cried one day when I came down the stairs in jet black hair. I got purple, pink and black out of my system during those years.

ELLE: You sound like you were ripe for styling!  Did you ever consider a career in beauty?
CH: In fact, I did. My first job in high school was as a shampoo girl for the salon at the mall. My brother’s girlfriend worked at a hair salon, and I thought it was the coolest job because she got to listen to Depeche Mode and wear stylish clothes. I did a lot of community theater growing up, and I knew I wanted to be an actress, but I didn’t know you could be an actress for a living. I hatched this master plan to work at the hair salon by day and do community theater at night, and I figured that would be the perfect life. Things of course changed when I moved to New York to pursue acting fulltime. Whenever I’m back in Virginia, I’m always sure to visit that hair salon. They’ve been so supportive of my career.

ELLE: Do you have any porcelain skin beauty tips?
CH:
I have very dry skin, so I’m never without moisturizer. I’ve been using Lancôme’s Génifique serum, and I apply Dermalogica sunscreen every day. If I’m not careful about sunscreen, I’ll freckle, just like a real redhead. It’s like I’ve tricked my body in believing I’m really a redhead.

ELLE: When you’re traveling, what’s always in your beauty bag?
CH:
I’m in love with Dermaologica’s Daily Resurfacer, and always throw a few into my toiletry bag when traveling. They look like little finger puppets—you put one on your finger, and gently scrub your face. They’re absolutely adorable and really work, too.

ELLE: What’s your number one beauty secret?
CH: If there’s only one thing you wear, make it blush. A little on your cheeks, and you’ll instantly look pretty, lively and fresh. Isn’t that what we all want?

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