For most of you in the US, Kerry Katona most likely doesn’t ring a bell.
But in England and Europe, Kerry is a well known celeb and socialite who has starred in her fair share of reality shows. She’s also recently had her fourth kid and underwent a divorce from husband Mark Croft.
So, like any celeb after any amount of kids, she underwent a tummy tuck and put the results on full display on a recent vacation with Mel B’s sister (yes, THAT Mel B from the spice girls who recently came out of the shadows at the London Olympics’ closing ceremonies). Looks like they had a great time in Mallorca, a lovely island in the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain.
Anyways, information on cost of the tummy tuck procedure was published on that linked site, and it ran her about $4,800. What do you think, was it worth it? Would you do a tummy tuck after having four kids?
If you’re about to start swimsuit shopping, you might be interested to know what styles are trending for Summer 2012. This summer, swimwear is modern, playful, and a bit sassy. Here are the looks we’re loving right now:
Mix and Match: We love mix n match bikini’s! Especially when one piece is a print and the other is a solid! It has a great devil-may-care quality to it. Ashely Olsen got the look right when she paired a striped crochet triangle top with plain black bottoms.
Cutouts: We love cutout one pieces because they give you the extra coverage and long slimming lines of a one piece but don’t skimp on sexiness at all! Pregnant Kristin Cavillari looks adorable in this black one piece.
Crochet: Crochet is a nice change from typical spandex. It has a really cool bohemian vibe. Gisele looks casual cool in this brown crochet bikini.
Vintage: The vintage look is so adorable, but it definitely takes a particular personality to pull it off. Taylor Swift looks adorable in this striped retro bikini:
Metallic: Metallic suits are everywhere this season! They’re fun, vibrant, and the way they shimmer in the sun is oh-so-sexy! Kim Kardashian looks pretty smouldering in her silver and gold bikini:
Colored skinny jeans are everywhere and they’re sure to be everywhere this summer. Colored jeans create a bright, sunny look perfect for summer. The key to pulling of this look is to pair them with a darker, more neutral top and accessories. Here’s a little celebrity inspiration:
Kate Middleton in Coral Skinny Jeans Kate wears these bright coral skinnies like pro. She really softens their color by pairing them with a dark navy blazer and plain black pumps. Your first thought is not “whoa those are bright pants!” and that’s exactly as it should be.
Stacey Keibler in Red Skinny Jeans We love red skinny jeans because they work brilliantly for day or night. Here, Stacy Keibler makes them super sexy by pairing them with a black shirt and heels.
Malin Akerman in Bright Blue Skinnies Malin Akerman looks so chic and stunning in these bright blue skinny jeans. Like Stacey Keibler, she dressed them down with black but the effect is totally different: less sexy and more polished. Note to self: pair colored skinnies with black.
Camilla Alves in Purple Skinny Jeans We love the way Camilla lightened up her purple skinnies with a white top and ivory heels. Super chic.
Cameron Diaz in Pale Pink Skinny Jeans Oh Cameron, you got this so right. The color feels so subtle here. It adds a definite lightness and femininity but it’s not quite so “look at me” as the other colors.
I have had issues with uneven skin tone for most of my life. I guess my problems come from the fact that I have super pale skin that’s prone to redness and discoloration. The slightest breakout will cause a red mark that lingers for months while just a minute in the sun gives me ridiculous freckles and melasma (brown discoloration). I used to just slap on layers and layers of makeup to deal with the problem, but ever since I tried Rosehip Seed Oil, my skin has made a total turn around.
A lot of people who have issues with discoloration turn to AHA, also known as glycolic acid, which peels the top layer of skin and helps to even out skin tone. Although the AHA worked for me to some degree, it also left my sensitive skin irritated and pinkish all the time. Rosehip Seed Oil has similar abilities but actually soothes my skin, making it appear more even and healthy and glowy. I also find that I’m not battling oily skin since using Rosehip Seed Oil, and I’ve read it has the ability to balance your skin’s natural oil production. I swear a few of the premature wrinkles I’d gotten from using acne fighting products seem to be softer and less noticeable as well. And it’s not just me. My friends have all commented lately on how “rested” I look and asked me what I’ve been doing.
In addition to being great for lightening scars, evening skin tone, and softening wrinkles, I’ve also read that Rosehip Seed Oil is great for stretch marks and moisturizing hair and skin (particularly elbows, knees and heels).
I’ve been using the Organic Rosehip Seed Oil by Aubrey Organics and have been really happy with it. I really trust Aubrey Organics: they have really high standards for the production of their products to ensure they are as organic and pure as possible. I actually also started using the Aubrey Organics Rosa Mosqueta Shampoo as well. It contains Rosehip Seed Oil so I don’t actually have to rub the oil itself into my fine easily-weighed-down hair. The shampoo is working so well: it’s their “safe for color treated hair” shampoo and I find my color lasts a lot longer since using it.
Oh but I’m almost forgetting my favorite benefit of Rosehip Seed Oil: the smell!! It’s seriously the best smelling natural scent I’ve ever smelled. It’s one of those great light lingering scents that’s not at all strong but just smells so fresh and clean. Plus–BONUS–My boyfriend is totally intoxicated by it.
Did you know Amy Adams isn’t a true redhead? That’s right! Amy Adams is actually a natural blonde and she dyes her hair to get that gorgeous rich red shade. As any blonde turned redhead knows, red hair dye fades faster than just about any other color.
Regardless of what color you dye your hair, you’ll want to make certain you’re using a shampoo that will give you the best chance of keeping your color for a long time. Nobody wants to be in and out of the salon every month–not only is it costly, but all those chemicals will totally fry your hair! So here’s what to look for in a colored shampoo, along with our recommendations for the top colored hair shampoos.
1. Sulfate Free: Sulfates are the ingredients in most commercial shampoos that create lather. As much as we’ve been trained by clever advertising to believe a good lather means a good cleaning, all that lovely foam action is actually something you want to avoid if you have colored hair. Sulfates are surfactants, meaning they quite literally strip the surface of your scalp, making it squeaky clean. Unfortunately, they tend to strip the color right along with the oils and dirt. There are plenty of sulfate-free shampoos out there that will get your hair plenty clean , but still leave your color (and some of those nourishing natural oils) intact!
2. Silicone Free: Many commercial shampoos also contain silicone (the ingredients that end in “cone” on the label). Silicone’s are frequently added to shampoos because they create shine. That said, the shine effect is often temporary. See, silicones build up on your hair, which creates shine and color dulling residue. Thus, to get hair shiny and color looking true again you’ll be forced to use a super harsh clarifying shampoo which will most certainly strip your color.
3. Contains Protein: Colored hair is often dry and thirsty for moisture. But what it really needs, above all, is protein.
Coloring the hair actually opens up the hair shaft and literally removes the hair’s natural protein. In truth, a shampoo that contains protein probably won’t give your hair enough protein. We also recommend a protein mask once a week. That said, a shampoo that contains protein is a great way to give your hair its daily fix.
I loved how this shampoo never dried out my hair. My color lasted much longer than with a traditional shampoo. That said, this shampoo does still contain some sulfate derivatives (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate), which are basically just milder versions of the mainstream sulfates. If you’re currently using a mainstream shampoo for normal hair, then switching to this will definitely be a step up. But you may not notice a difference if you already use shampoo for colored hair.
Those of you who prefer green or chemical free products will especially love this one. Aubrey Organics provides the most truly organic products we’ve ever found, and it just so happens their Colored Hair shampoo (the Rosa Mosqueta) is the best I’ve ever used! It’s very gentle and doesn’t lather much, so that may take some getting used to.
This is another favorite. It’s richer than the Aubrey Organic and creates more lather. It’s not quite as chemical free, but it’s very close and the chemicals it does contain are considered very non-toxic. This one would be the best option for those of you with thick hair. My fine hair can’t handle a lot of moisture so I prefer the AO. But if you’ve got thick or curly hair you’ll love this!
High-End: Don’t bother. The Best Value Shampoos listed above are the best available at any price range!
Eva Mendes is showing us all how it is done at the opening of the Rome Film Festival yesterday. There is something very refreshing about the natural look that she is sporting here and it just goes to show that sometimes the most simple of looks can be the most beautiful. Her hair is very loosely styled without any pins or curls or statements. Her makeup looks almost nonexistent. Maybe some highlighter around her eyes, a sweep of blush on her cheeks, a natural lip gloss. Her dress is feminine, well-tailored and ladylike, without the need to overexpose any of her curves. Her platforms are a neutral shade of caramel brown with small grommets for texture. The overall effect is a quiet confidence that is very appealing and one that I certainly plan on emulating.
No matter what side of the pond you live on, you must have heard of Susan Boyle by now. The rather dowdy and unassuming 47-year-old recently appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, where the judges cattily tried to stifle their laughter at her unkempt appearance, and were then left eating their words when Boyle finally opened her mouth to sing and absolutely nailed her version of the Les Miserables song “I Dreamed a Dream.” Personally, I find it rather annoying that so much is being made of this poor woman’s looks - why does every singer have to be an 18-year-old beauty queen?! But then again, if she wants to spruce herself up a little now that she’s in the public eye, I see nothing wrong with that, either. And spruce herself up she has: She’s starting slowly, but in the past few days Boyle has already updated her wardrobe, groomed her unruly brows and dyed and styled her hair. Check out her transformation in this before and after shot. What do you think of Susan Boyle’s makeover? Does the slightly more polished look suit her, or do you feel like she’s losing some of her eccentric charm?
What are your thoughts on Susan Boyle's makeover?
I love it! She's looking so much better. More power to her! (52%, 11 Votes)
I think she has a lovely voice and we should just leave the poor woman alone already! (48%, 10 Votes)
I hate it! Her whole appeal was how frumpy she looked. What happened? (0%, 0 Votes)
Happy Earth Day, everyone! In the spirit of all things organic and eco-friendly, I thought I would bring to your attention PlantLove Lip Balm. Since we basically eat our lip gloss - it’s true! - it’s a relief to know that this balm is made with natural and organic ingredients. And the packaging is even biodegradable and beyond cute. At the rate I go through lip balm, this will have to be a special treat in honor of Earth Day. But it might also become a new staple…it’s my only little way of being green…
Since the birth of the now famous octuplets, much news has been released about their mother Nadya. While many things have come to light regarding her financial status and personal life, many are now speculating to the reason Nadya had for having eight more children. Many “experts” have claimed that Nadya is depressed, craving attention, or trying to fill a void as she stated in her recent interview. However, a much creepier scenario seems to be coming to light. Did Nadya Suleman go through Invitro and give birth to eight children in an attempt to be more like movie star Angelina Jolie?
It seems the Octomom has not only mirrored her life after Jolie, but has also undergone many procedures to actually look like the famous mom. Many news outlets are now speculating to the many procedures Nadya Suleman has endured to resemble Jolie. While no concrete evidence has yet been found showing the procedures, pictures do seem to say it all. In pictures of Nadya prior to her famous octuplet pregnancy, the resemblance simply is not as easy to see. Her lips are much thinner and her brows much lower during prior years of pregnancy photos. While Nadya and Angelina do have many features that are similar such as dark hair and brown eyes, it does seem many of her features have been surgically altered to replicate those of Jolie, possibly with an injectable filler such as Restylane or Juvederm.
"Octomom" Nadya Suleman Before and After Photos
This is more than just a case of growing your hair out and wearing the same styles of your favorite actress. Nadya’s nose, brows, and lips are now very different than they were five years ago. Experts agree this is not the normal changes that would be seen as someone ages and grows. After all, the bone structure of a person’s face does not change over the course of a few years without a little help. So what procedures has Nadya undertaken? Most people agree that rhinoplasty, lip implants or fillers, and a brow lift are just a few of the procedures it would have taken to create this uncanny likeness. However, many minor procedures such as chemical hair straightening and dyes are also probably a factor. Let’s also not forget those infamous manicures to have the perfect French manicure, which of course is Angelina’s normal nail style.
The question most people are asking is how she afforded all of these procedures. After all, Nadya has admitted to living with her mother and receiving welfare and disability payments for herself and her children. With the cost of invitro, raising six other children, and the medical cost of taking care of her children with disabilities, how can she also afford these expensive procedures? This seems to be the issue that is firing up the debate. Nadya is now hosting a website asking for help in raising the additional eight children. While everyone seems to understand that Nadya will require help to raise fourteen children, many are reluctant to give if this money will fund more plastic surgery.
Today’s Latest Beauty User Video Of The Day comes from filthygorgeousmakeup.
For all of you who requested the no makeup look from my slideshow A very simple and quick look when you want to look like a natural beauty.. has anyone else been watching that with Gok Wan?? hehe Miss Natural Beauty
Erica gets the latest trend in hair extension techniques, Fusion, applied to her hair - and you get to watch the process! The stylist gives tips, facts and general information regarding fusion and what to expect when you get it done.
Gap is now having a final sale. Unfortunately, no returns are allowed, but the prices are great. For example, this blue ruffle dress is a steal at only $14.99. It was originally priced at $78.00. However, this is not the only item that is priced at an unbelievable price. Their sale covers men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing. Most products are being listed at up to 70% off. These are not end of the season close outs either. This blue dress is still very much in style for the Spring season. Check it out today, there really are some great deals to be had!
While there were some lovely dresses and very handsome tuxes at tonight’s Grammy Awards, there were a few people who should have consulted a professional.
Carrie Underwood is usually very fashionable, but this dress simply doesn’t make the grade. With the multiple bands around the waist, Carrie, who we all know is very trim, looks about twenty pounds heavier. If this is the new spring style, I may not leave the house.
Lady Hannah also looked like something you expect to see in a local thrift store window. I’m not sure if it was the ghastly black shoes or the way the pink made her look like someone on the verge of a blood transfusion, but this outfit is BLAH.
Seriously ladies, with all the talented people you surround yourselves with, maybe it’s time to find someone who knows fashion!