Lip Smackdown: Stick vs. Gloss

The female population is divided between gloss lovers and lipstick devotees. That is, until now where advances in formulations will make you want to swing both ways! The editors of Women’s Health magazine break down which type you should swipe on.

Where to Wear It:

Lipstick: Whenever you want to look put together- evening, work, etc.

Gloss: On weekends or nights out; whenever you want to focus on eye-makeup. You don’t want to look too done up.

Pout Perks:

Lipstick: Precise application ensures that your mouth looks defined and lips become less pronounced.

Gloss: Tricks lips into looking fuller and more voluptuous, by applying a dab of clear gloss on the center of your bottom lip.


Lipstick: On average, it only stays put for about 2 hours. Variables such as the steam in coffee or grease in potato chips shorten the time span. Different breeds are now evolving which contain polymers that build a top-coat and will fight to keep it from wearing off.

Gloss: The lifespan is very brief so try one that look like a lip pencil, but also give off a glaze like traditional gloss. To help with color, try moisturizing with Shea butter before applying gloss.

For more beauty tips, check out or pickup the March issue of Women’s Health on newsstands now!

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Rihanna Shows Skin in New Campaign

Pop singer Rihanna, the new spokesperson for Nivea, goes topless for their new campaign, celebrating their 100th anniversary. The “100 Years Skincare for Life” campaign begins in May, which will aid in cross promotion  for her LOUD world tour.

Many speculated on whether or not her tattoos would be covered, but as you can see Rihanna was free to showcase her ink.

Also, the singer has officially hit over 1 billion views on YouTube! Congrats!

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Estee Lauder introduces a beautiful new line, Bronze Goddess!

This summer, let Estée Lauder transport you to the Mediterranean with the latest Bronze Goddess Collection of seductive makeup.

Inspired by the hues and atmosphere of luxurious resorts on the Rivieria, the collection invites you to sit poolside and take in the cool waters, warm sand beaches and sun’s luminous rays. Experience the casual luxury and seductive spirit of a Goddess with shades that sparkle, shimmer and shine for eyes, lips and nails, while face and décolletage are transformed into golden, glowing perfection.

Surf and Sand Inspires for Eyes

Inspired by hues from the surf and sand, the NEW, Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Island Oasis EyeShadow Palette of six irresistibly wearable shades brightens and defines eyes by day and transforms them by night. The eyeshadows’ delicate iridescent pigments allure with radiance and luminosity in warm sand shades of copper, bronze, gold and coral balanced by cool surf hues of turquoise, seashell pink, silver and seaweed.

I absolutely LOVE this palette – I think it’s my favorite piece from the line. I love mixing up the colors, I’m able to get dozens of different look from these six colors! I use the dark colors as eyeliner sometimes, the options are endless! I love layering the shadows, and seeing the effect that has. It makes for such a great look – you’re just going to die! ($42)

Complementing this divine eyeshadow palette are NEW, Limited Edition Bronze Goddess ShadowStick Duos in shades of warm Gold Bronze and cool Pink Teal. These unique duos are the perfect, fun eye accessory for summer. Each pencil features two complementary shades in a water resistant, longwearing formula that is ideal for warm, summer months. Whether you desire a precise line or smoky look, these versatile duo pencils will be the first thing you put on in the morning and the last thing you take off at night.

This shadowstick compliments the eye shadow palette above beautifully! I love how easily it glides on – and it lasts all day! The color is intense, and sparkles beautifully. I use the Gold Bronze ShadowStick to create a smoky eye – paired with a couple colors from the above palette. I absolutely love it! ($20 Also, check out the other ShadowStick in Pink Teal!)

See the complete collection here. We’ll review more products from this line soon!

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The Official Royal Wedding Web Site Is Launched!

Prince William and fiancee Kate Middleton are about to reveal details on the bride-to-be’s wedding dress and more on their newly launched website. The purpose of the site is to celebrate the upcoming royal wedding.

The palace has also added a news site to its roster of social media – there are royal-couple Facebook, Twitter (@ClarenceHouse) and Flickr accounts, as well as the Royal Channel on YouTube – says this will be the first place for fans to learn details of Kate’s eagerly anticipated dress.

Also planned for the site: a video stream of the April 29 wedding.

“On the day itself, the site will be the first place to view information, such as the details of Miss Middleton’s wedding dress,” reads a statement.

The official The Royal Wedding Web site was launched Wednesday by St. James’s Palace, where William and brother Prince Harry maintain an office.

Officials working for the couple will use the Web site as the official information service to dispense regular announcements on details leading up to the wedding day. They promise “exclusive content, including photo galleries, features, videos” and links to important info for visitors on the day (in addition to London tourist tips).

“Subject to further planning work, the Web site may feature a live Web stream broadcast of the wedding itself,” a statement said.


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