By Kate Sandoval | 09/23/2010 - 13:20
Do you remember last fall’s “greige” nail polish trend? It was a putty color that was a blend of gray and beige. Well, it’s back. But this time greige gets mixed with other pastel shades, like green, purple, pink, and brown. I call them muddy pastels, and they’re perfect for transitioning from a summer of bright colors to fall’s toned-down neutrals. Click through this slideshow for five sure-to-sell-out-fast options:
By Kate Sandoval | 09/09/2010 - 18:00
If you’re looking for a way to spice up a massage, I’ve got just the thing. It’s called the Rhythm Massage, and it’s based on flamenco, salsa, and bolero music.
Dayalis Gonzalez, a massage therapist at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, got the idea for the service as she was dancing to Latin music in the car and realized that a massage could play off the beats of her favorite music.
By Kate Sandoval | 08/31/2010 - 16:00
Gucci creative director, Frida Giannini, was sitting in her car listening to Barbra Streisand’s song “Guilty” when she imagined the concept for the brand’s latest fragrance, Gucci Guilty ($55, available on gucci.com starting today!). I like to picture her in a really sleek convertible, pushing the gas pedal with killer Gucci heels, and whipping around the curves of some Italian road.
By Kate Sandoval | 08/20/2010 - 12:30
Jessica Alba, a Revlon Brand Ambassador, tweeted this pic of her and photographer Jake Nava at a Revlon photo shoot Wednesday. Based on the image, I expected the ad to be for fall’s hot red lipstick trend; but Revlon tells me that it’s actually for their Just Add Sparkle nail enamels.
By Kate Sandoval | 08/17/2010 - 17:00
We recently caught up with Costa Rican pop star Debi Nova to get the scoop on the beauty products she can’t live without. Considering she has awesome wavy hair and gorgeous bronzed skin, we fully expected her to divulge her favorite curl cream and bronzer. Nope! “[That's] thanks to lots of surfing,” she said. “But actually all the surfing I do does affect the products I need; they have to be super moisturizing and great at protecting my skin from the sun.”
By Kate Sandoval | 08/10/2010 - 12:22
Ever since I saw photos of Selena Gomez at the Teen Choice Awards, I have been on a mission to find out what nail polish she wore. I emailed her photo around to manicurists and nail polish brands asking if they recognized the beautiful royal blue/slightly purple shade.
By Kate Sandoval | 08/06/2010 - 15:00
Pantone Color Institute named turquoise the color of 2010 and, according to celeb manicurist Tom Bachik, it works with every skin tone—and looks especially gorgeous as a pop of color on nails. Vanessa Hudgens gave her own spin to the trend, painting nine of her fingernails turquoise and one of her nails gold to match her ring.
By Kate Sandoval | 07/30/2010 - 15:00
Shakira's new fragrance won't launch till September, but the ad for it was just revealed and we couldn't wait to show you how sexy she looks.
In an interview with WWD, Shaki explained that from her youth she knew she liked notes such as chocolate with strawberries, a baby’s skin and the sweetness of honey. Her affinity for these notes will be evident in the new perfume, S by Shakira, which is said to be a mix of bright jasmine, sandalwood and a base of a fusion of resins such as benzoin, an amber accord and vanilla.
By Kate Sandoval | 07/20/2010 - 12:53
Eva Longoria Parker always has beautiful bronze skin, but this summer she’s really showing it off. At a recent charity event, Eva’s slinky black strapless dress looked gorgeous against her illuminated shoulders and décolleté (who needs statement jewelry with skin like that?!).