Yellow armpit stains have a number of causes, including sweat, stress, diet, detergents, and antiperspirant ingredients. When these factors combine, there might seem to be no stopping the yellow stains from forming.
? Thanks to Speed Stick and the new Stainguard deodorant line, I don’t have to anymore.
I was very skeptical when I first starting using my Stainguard antiperspirant/deodorant stick. I got the “fresh” scent, and thought it smelled great, and that at least the deodorant aspect would be taken care of.
It’s a solid stick, which I was on the fence about at first because I’m used to a gel stick, but the stick went on smoothly, without the reside that other solids leave behind. The antiperspirant worked great, but it was nothing new for Speed Stick.
Apparently you can head to Target – or wherever you buy these little cloths, intended for use on cars, electronics and so forth – and buy a pack for just a few bucks. What happens when you wash your face with these babies
That being said, since it is so effective at sucking up dirt and oil, it’s also imperative that you replace these often – I keep a rotation of 3-4 cloths, and toss them into my laundry basket every week.
Okay, I’m sold! I’ll be looking for these over the next couple of days, and will report back if I have equally stellar results…
Has anyone ever used microfiber cloths on their face before
In fact, after eschewing the product for years in favor of my trusty old (and, admittedly, boring) black eyeliner/ black mascara combo, I only started branching out into the world of shadows earlier this year.
Lily Lolo is a UK-based brand of mineral makeup, and LB recently received a few adorable little pots of their loose powder eyeshadow for review. The shades I tried, both part of the new Summer Essential line, were Vanilla Shimmer (described as “a softly shimmering pinky-beige”) and Moonlight (“a rich, luxurious and glistening chocolate brown”). Vanilla Shimmer is recommended as a base color or for highlights, while Moonlight is intended to add depth or function as an eyeliner.
Unfortunately, I’m going to have to give them a thumbs down overall because they had virtually no staying power whatsoever! Now the website claims that these shadows have “strong colour pigment to give long lasting wear,” but my experience was exactly the opposite.
(I tried this on my hand as well, and they really do seem to vanish on me after just one or two swipes!) I was unable to create any sort of look with these shadows, which is too bad, because they really did look pretty in the pot.
That pretty much sums up my feelings about the latest hair color craze, a brown/blonde hybrid that has been inelegantly dubbed “bronde” by professional colorist/Shear Genius judge Kim Vo, who enthusiastically declared, “If blonde and brown were to have a love child, it would be bronde!” when asked about the new trend.
There is one ring that I love that is only $20 today – that is a steal!! If you love jewelry, then you have to check out the artistry of Wendy’s designs. These are truly unique pieces that you’ll get tons of compliments on – Wendy Culpepper has a major celebrity following and has been featured in some of your favorite magazines and tv shows and movies.
Morbid though she may be, Morticia has always been quite the style icon; from Carolyn Jones on the ’60s-era TV show to Anjelica Huston in the ’90s films, no one works a little black dress and severe makeup quite like Morticia – and the current Broadway iteration of the character is no exception.
Inside the adorably goth packaging, you’ll find three colors: Midnight Tango (a deep navy blue), Bone Chilling White (a stark white creme) and Blood Curdling Red (a bloody crimson). The entire set is $30, with all proceeds benefiting the Actor’s Fund, a non-profit group th
Fans of Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love – which has been adapted into a movie starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem, in theaters August 13th – should be pleased to hear about the latest fragrance offering from Fresh: A trio of scents inspired by the three countries that give the book (and film) its name.
“Eat” was inspired by the delicious wines and desserts of Italy, with notes including lemon, basil, cannoli (!) and caramel, balanced by Italian liqueurs like Prosecco and Limoncello.
(And, as a nail polish junkie, it goes about triple for seasonally themed polish collections.) Thus, it was all I could do to keep from squeeing out loud when I learned today that China Glaze – the company that brought us last year’s wildly popular limited edition Fortune Teller polish (orange glitter in a black base) – has just unveiled their Halloween collection for 2010.
After our fabulous guest blog by Sheila from the Painted Ladies, I don’t need to get too into detail about eye makeup for your wedding day. Check out her blog and you’ll have a great guide. I agree that primers are a must and I love her trick with the cream base to really may your shadow pop. Since most brides wear white on their wedding day, you have a little liberty with your eye makeup. You can choose to keep it really natural with natural tones, like tans and browns or you can play
It all depends on how adventurous you feel on your wedding day. It also depends on what you are planning to do with your lips…
For your lip color you can go bold or you can keep it natural. But whatever you do, enhance the natural pigment of your lips so they don’t get lost in pictures. I highly recommend putting on a stain under whatever lip color you ultimately decide on. Even if you are using a long lasting lip color, you don’t want to be concerned with double checking to make sure everything has stayed in place. With a lip stain, you will have a beautiful flush no matter how many kisses or drinks you’ve had throughout the day. I use Cover Girl’s Outlast Lip Stain as a base for my lips on a daily basis. The clever magic marker tip makes application really easy. If you want a more traditional stain, you can’t go wrong with Benetint. I love their Pocket Pal stain because it comes with a handy lip balm all in one package. Perfect for when you want to add a little shine as the night goes on.
Last but not least, don’t forget your cheeks! You will need some sort of blush in order not to look washed out. Remember that matte is key but there is nothing wrong with a little dash of bronzer to help create that “in love” glow. Again, I’m a fan of Cover Girl and love their Cheekers bronzer. It comes in two shades and is not overpowering. It gives just a light flush that looks very natural. Use a larger blush brush, like MAC’s #168 large contour brush, to get the right application.
If you still need a little more guidance on how to properly apply all of your makeup goodies, set up an appointment with one of the makeup artists at any MAC store. That is what I did when I got married. The woman who helped me showed me the exact products I would need to create the look I wanted. Then she made a step-by-step guide that was personalized for me on one of their face maps. I don’t know the actual name for that….my memory fails me!….but I had it out on my wedding day and followed her instructions. It was like having my own personal makeup artist with me, which
we like to do is to talk about all aspects of beauty from a very honest and real person perspective.
I have a regular section called “Breaking Down Beauty,” where I post tips and tricks I’ve learned through the years. So, here for you is a very special “Breaking Down Beauty,” one that I have not even shared with my own readers!
I firmly believe that every person who uses eye shadow must include a primer or base under their color.
I posted yesterday about the basics to start with for your wedding day makeup in Wedding Makeup: Part One. I recommended the use of MAC’s Select Foundation. I noted that it had SPF in it and my bestie wrote to me right away. She thought everything looked good but she had read somewhere that using makeup with an SPF is bad for photos. This was news to me so I quickly did some research and….
Turns out she was right! I had never heard of this before but I found a lot of info. The titanium dioxide that is used as SPF in makeup is formulated to reflect light in order to protect the skin. Which means that you can end up with a washed out look when using flash photography. You learn something new everyday. I checked out MAC’s foundation and sure enough, it has titanium dioxide. So I have to amend my previous post’s suggestion!
So what kind of foundation is best? When I got married, I used Cover Girl’s TruBlend Foundation. It covered evenly and looked great in photos. But I just went over to their site and it looks like they have changed their formula and people aren’t thrilled.
I don’t like recommending something I haven’t used personally yet but since MAC has never let me down, I feel comfortable suggesting you check out their Face and Body Foundation. It doesn’t have SPF and it is water resistant. That could come in handy for the teary moments you may encounter on your wedding day. And the sweaty moments – which will hopefully happen when you’re dancing!
Since today was a day of learning and an amendment to yesterday’s post, I’ll have more for you tomorrow on the best eye, lip and cheek products to try, in Part Three. This could be a week-long series!
of the online world is the sense of connectivity it gives you, and that definitely applies to the vast and vibrant beauty blogging community. If you’re hoping to discover exciting new products you’ve never even dreamed about or you’re looking for a review of something you’ve had your eye on for a while, the bloggers are a great place to turn.
It’s still hard to beat a big, glossy fashion or beauty magazine when it comes to relaxing by the pool or in the airport, but the blogs have the glossies beat when it comes to keeping it current, casual and comprehensive. It’s hard to narrow it down, but here are 10 of my favorite beauty blogs, in no particular order:
Musings of a Muse: This blog is fantastic for a number of reasons, but mainly because the Muse is incredibly thorough! If there’s a collection you’re curious about, chances are she’s seen it, swatched it, and has the pictures to prove it. Although the blog is based in the U.S., she regularly features products from both Europe and Asia, which is fun
and unusual. I also adore the informal, friendly tone and the clean, easy-to-navigate layout.
Nouveau Cheap: A recent discovery of mine, it’s safe to say that I’m absolutely obsessed with this blog penned by “the Recessionista.” She scouts all of the usual suspects – drugstores, Target, Walmart, etc. – for the best deals on affordable makeup and beauty products.
Along with regular posts about coupons, sales, online promo codes and more, she also regularly takes pictures of the latest in-store displays and reviews and swatches products from lipstick and eyeshadow to shampoo and body spray. If you’re pinching pennies, you need to bookmark this site asap!
All Lacquered Up: …and if you have room for two polish blogs in your life – c’mon, you know you do! – add ALU to your bookmarks as well. ALU always has the inside scoop on the latest collections before they even hit stores, and the site will keep you up-to-date on celebrity nail trends and creative techniques (such as the “moon manicure”) th at you can try
Clumps of Mascara: The best thing about this blog is its irreverent, down-to-earth tone. You really feel like you’re talking to a friend when you read one of Brittany’s posts! True to the name, Clumps reviews a lot of mascara – but there’ s more to the
If you’re interested in a product but you have no idea how it will actually look on you, save yourself a trip to the store and visit Karla’s site instead. She regularly posts pictures of entire collections -yes, every single shade - shown on actual human skin, in natural light.
Hey, Dollface!: This blog is based in Britain, which can be a bit frustrating at times for those of us who live Stateside, but I still like to visit regularly to check out products that I wouldn’t normally know about. I also adore the large pictures that accompany each post, which saves you the trouble of clicking to enlarge teeny thumbnails.
Nadine Jolie: Not the most thorough blog when it comes to reviews and swatching, this is still a must-read because of the author’s beauty insider status. (Check out the various shots of her with celebs at swanky events!) You can also rest assured that she fully endorses the products she does feature, making them that much more special.
If you’ve ever wondered which makeup brushes Trish McEvoy recommends or whether Lucky editor Jean Godfrey-June actually uses all those products she rhapsodizes about in the pages of her magazine every month, look no further!
My best friend is getting married in September and she is planning on doing her own makeup! I love this idea because it gives you the opportunity to go and buy quality makeup that will last you long beyond one day. But which products do you buy? With wedding day makeup, you have to be sure to get products that photograph well and this where some hard and fast rules come into play. Today, let’s take a look at the basics:
Use a Primer
Primer is brilliant because it gives you a blank slate to start as the foundation of your entire look. My favorite primer that has never let me down is Prime Time by Bare Minerals. One pump is enough to smooth over my entire face and it helps to make my pores look smaller and fine lines smoother. But the real reason behind my love is that it makes my makeup last all day. And that is what you need on your wedding day. Knowing that your foundation is going to stay put gives you one less thing to worry about! And speaking of foundation….
When it comes to foundations, powders and concealers, buying products that have a matte finish will give your skin the polished and beautiful look you want in your wedding pictures. This is an important note for women who wear mineral makeup on a daily basis. I am one of those women! I love my Bare Minerals for everyday looks but every time I’ve been a part of a professional photography shoot, the makeup artists have advised against minerals. Minerals tend to reflect light and you can end up looking a little oily in photos. Because of this, Bare Minerals did create a matte formula for their foundations. So if you are set on minerals, then this is the one to check out. But if you feel like you’ll be more comfortable with a liquid foundation that has a matte finish, I’d recommend checking out any of MAC’s Select Foundation. It comes in 18 shades and SPF 15 and f
Keep the rest of your makeup and accessories to an absolute minimum (I think Salma could have added some red polish without going over the top, but she looks lovely with nude nails too), and you’re ready for some hot summer nights!
Oh that Miley Cyrus…making headlines all over because of her fashion choices. Miley has been experiencing backlash lately because of her more “risque” performance outfits at recent appearances. The most recent was at the MuchMusic Awards in Toronto on Sunday. She had two performances and wore two equally skimpy styles and now fans are questioning, “Where did little Miley go?”
Miley made a good point when she defended her choices by stating the double standard that women are faced with in this industry : Taylor Lautner and Zac Ephron are being photographed and encouraged to take their shirts off for roles and for magazine shoots, despite their young ages, and no one takes it personally. People seem to t ake it person
Here’s the thing: she is still only 17. And so technically she is still a child star. But then again, Taylor and Zac were under 18 when all the hoopla started surrounding them too. So I get her point about the double standards…
Why is it that to show the world that you are “growing up” you have to be overtly sexual? Maybe I’m a prude but, to me, there are plenty of other ways to assert your new status as an almost-adult. Maybe not in the music industry though? Maybe since Lady Gaga doesn’t wear pants, no other pop star can either
And that’s kind of how I’ve always been, it’s just now I’m able to do that a little more freely.”
(I hear ya, girl. I’ve been working out and yesterday I put on a pair of shorts that are shorter than I would normally be comfortable in…but dang if they didn’t look good! I wanted to show off my hard work too!)
Honestly, when I look at these two photos though I don’t see a highly sexualized image. I see a young girl putting on a show and in need of a different stylist. Seriously – those black booties have got to go. They make the poor girl’s feet look like hooves.
Enough about what I think! What do you think? Is Miley trying too hard to be “grown up?” Do you think this is a natural progression? Or do you think it is much ado about nothing? Let us know what you think with a comment!
Maybe it’s because today is the first day of summer. Maybe it’s because I need to update my sandal collection. Maybe it’s because they are on sale. Or maybe it is just because they are so darn pretty. Whatever the reason is, I’m obsessed with these gladiator sandals from Yosi Samara. The cutout details in the leather give these sandals an old-world vibe that is irresistible. The detail of the gold trim on the heel give them a look that totally justifies being worn on more “formal” occasions and yet the brown leather keep them versatile for more casual outfits. And the price is totally reasonable for a sandal that can do so much. My birthday is tomorrow…maybe I should treat myself! What do you think of them? Do they look perfect to you too? Or is it just the summer heat talking
According to a recent independent survey, teeth whitening is the #1 requested cosmetic service today. In fact, 80% of Americans age 18-49 want whiter teeth. And among young adults in the 18-24 age group, 6 out of 10 believe th at
Here at Latest Beauty, we believe that a beautiful smile is an absolute beauty essential, but it can also be very expensive. Teeth whitening services at a dental office can set you back several hundred bucks!
– the mini disposable toothbrush that helps you clean your teeth, freshen your breath, and now, even whitens your teeth. Wherever, and whenever! For the random times you spot a cute boy at a club and have food stuck between your teeth, the times you wish you didn’t eat that potent garlic bread with your salad for lunch, and for the times that you forget to carry a toothbrush in your handbag (seriously, who does that?), the Colgate Wisp is here to save
According to the folks over at the Colgate-Palmolive Company, “as you brush, a refreshing, liquid-filled bead releases a burst of Coolmint flavored freshness along with a high cleaning silica ingredient that helps whiten teeth by removing surface stains. No need to rinse, just brush and go.” Simple, right? Now, a must-h
Follow good oral hygiene (um, duh): brush AT LEAST twice a day, with a toothpaste like Colgate PROCLINICAL Daily Whitening (it has little whitening crystals that help remove surface stains) and of course, don’t forget to floss. I recommend brushing after every meal and flossing twice a day, but that’s just me
Nail polish. You’re either obsessed with it – like I am – or you probably don’t give it very much thought at all. But for those of us who simply can’t get enough polish, it’s all too easy to become jaded about the latest colors.
Thanks to ’90s-era polish pioneers like Hard Candy and Urban Decay, not to mention drugstore stalwarts like Wet’n'Wild who have been offering unusual colors ever since I can remember, there’s basically nothing new under the sun, right
Instead of the dull finish of mattes or the glossy gleam of traditional polishes, Plastix polishes have a “shiny and rubbery look,” according to a press release from Orly. The idea is that your nails won’t merely look painted – they’ll look like they’ ve been coated in liquid plastic.