• Red Carpet Looks for Less

    I love red carpet season! The stars, designer dresses, hair, makeup…. ah I can’t get enough. Never did I dream that these looks were possible at home, but I was proved wrong after finding these look-a-like dresses at VERY affordable price points. Don’t believe me? Take a gander at the gowns Lupita Nyong’o and Jessica Biel wore at the Oscars next to the almost identical David’s Bridal gown.

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  • Hayden Panettiere’s Beauty Secrets REVEALED

    Did you ever wonder how Juliette Barnes I mean Hayden Panettiere looks so flawless on “Nashville”? Well it turns out she has her makeup/bestie Amy Oresman to thank for her gorgeous glam and perfect hair. Luckily for us these two dropped some major beauty secrets…check them out at www.lifeminute.tv/beauty/video/hayden-panettiere-and-her-celeb-makeup-artist-launch-online-beauty-seriesPicture 1

  • Golden Globes: Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis and More Give Us The Eye

    Whether it was sultry and smokey or glitzy and glimmering, we coudn’t stop starring at these ladies’ lids on the Golden Globes’ red carpet.

    aopggbeauty1Color shadow was huge! Reppin’ the rainbow was a pregnant Olivia Wilde glowing in purple, Amy Adams’ golden look channeled Mr. Globes himself and green was the new black for Taylor Schilling, who matched her eye shimmer to her grassy toned gown.

    aopggbeauty2It was a sexy stare down for these starlets whose lids donned 50 shades of grey. Girls’ Allison Williams added a touch of sparkle to her version of the smoky eye, Mila Kunis smoldered in metallic hues and Emma Roberts rocked a softer silver.


  • Putting My Best Hair Forward this New Year

    There is no doubt that this has been a hectic month! I have spent so much time shopping, decorating, and entertaining I that I’ve hardly had any ME time! Getting to the salon is so time consuming this time of year so I decided to give the Rowenta Inspiration Pro Auto Sensor Hair Dryer a try. Without having the time and energy for the salon my Rowenta gave me a great blowout that lasts all night. Ladies it’s time to look your best, strut your stuff, enjoy a cocktail and celebrate the holiday’s looking your best! Cheers!

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  • Get Ready to Stuff Those Stockings!

    There’s only one Christmas morning activity that beats unwrapping presents… and that’s digging into your designated stocking. If you haven’t set out on a stocking stuffer shopping spree yet, here are some picks to put on the list.

    Picture 8In Target I came across Gum Crayola SQUEEZE-A-COLOR toothpaste.  Yes that’s right! Kids get to color their teeth with this cool crayon -like toothbrushes and bright toothpaste. The kiddos will love it and so will the parents!  I’m stuffing the stockings with  Blueberry Burst and Jazzy Apple.


    My other latest discovery Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy lip moisturizer might be the cutest thing every! The jars are jazzed up with European crystals.  I may have even dropped one in my own stocking…StarHolidayLooksvaseline


  • Beauty Tips for Summer & Beyond? Yes, Please!

    We’re about halfway through Summer (booo!), and you know what that means — We’ve got a ways to go with looking’ puuurdy in the heat and sun!  Good thing beauty tips are a year round kinda thing. Here’s a few more must-haves to add to your arsenal before Autumn…


    For the skin — Play it safe! By now, we know we need that SPF. Best bet? A non-pore clogger, for sure. Olay’s Complete All Day Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 uses SolaSheer tech for protection PLUS 48 hour hydration — win-win!


    For the hair — Pump it up! Nioxin‘s lightweight line keeps fine hairs plumped and smooth with Lightplex and Pro-Thick technologies. What’s that mean? Frizz-free volume and hold. Nuff said, ladies! Grab some Bodifying Foam and Extra or Power Hold hairsprays for under 20 bucks!


    Want more? Head right to PGEveryday.com for community-curated tips, trends and secrets from other busy ladies on-the-go!

  • The Affordable Makeover: Legs & Nails

    Beauty routines mean beauty products, and when we’re talking head to toe, that adds up… fast. We’re all more than entitled to a splurge here and there, but as responsible gals, we also like to keep the bank account in check. So how to keep up with the upkeep in-between? Easy — smooth skin on those pins and a polished nail.


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    Schick Hydro Silk Razor uses five blades for the closest shave imaginable, hydration included. And once you’re smooth, go for firm too. c.Booth makes an antioxidant rich firming lotion that’s natural, non-greasy, and all sorts of honey-almondy — exactly what your freshly shaved pins deserve. Sounds like you’ll be feeling almost like a Bond girl…. In fact, go with that!


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    OPI‘s new Bond Girl Collection works all the best nail trends (texturized, shimmery and sand finishes) in all the right shades (coral, gold, purple, turquoise, pink and silver!) It’s no ordinary polish, but it’s an instant makeover — you’ll look finished, feel confident, and maybe even forget about that “new treatment” you “must try!”

  • Keepin’ It Sleek In The Heat!

    You’re already thinking about your hair, aren’t you? Oh, us too, ladies. Us too. Warm weather is when we want to look hot as can be, and with a few minor adjustments…. we can, we totally can.


    So about that hair…. Keep your locks tamed and smooth, humidity be darned! John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease Hair Serum protects and strengthens while keeping those strands on the sleek, and there’s a formula for every hair type — that means yours!



    Next up… Sweat-clogged pores. Face it, not a good look. A simple switch up to your summer routine can keep your skin polished and clear, no irritation required. Bioré® Acne Clearing Scrub goes all micro on the grime with Superfine Alumina Crystals that clear you up in just two days, and prevents debris from settling in for a future breakout.



    Now, we all know seasonal allergies can undo every kind of perfect you put in place. So how to keep that face all bright when pollen puts up a fight? Puffs Ultra Soft and Strong tissues and a bold lip. Odd couple, right? Puffs will soothe the eye and nose waterworks without scratching your surface (40% more cushioned than the usual tissue!), and a lip pop cheers your mood and keeps you feeling finished.



    The best part? All of these hot-hot essentials are always on hand at your local drugstore and easy on the pocket!

  • Sunbound? Repeat After Us: Hat, Sunnies, Reapply.

    Overcast much? Sure is here in NYC. But the sun stops for no cloud, my friends! It’s always our job to be smart about sun protection. But really… SPF, UVA, UVB, sunscreen, sunblock… what’s what?!? We admit — it can sound like a complicated business. Thing is, it’s not. And NYC dermatologist Dr. Doris Day was kind enough to break it all down for us, so we can break it all down for you…


    What to know? “Not all sunscreens are created equal.” Why use a product that meets FDA standards when you could use one that exceeds them? That’s Neutrogena’s Helioplex ® Technology. Their latest beach defense sunscreen has an SPF 30 lotion & SPF 70 sunscreen, with protection against UVA and UVB rays.


    AOP Translation: Neutrogena’s Helioplex ® Technology is the best protection from premature aging and skin cancer, period.


    How to use it? Apply… and reapply. Every two hours (more often if you take a dip or break some sweat). An ounce covers a whole body. So if you and three friends spend a day outside, at the end of the day, that bottle should be empty. Do the math.


    AOP Translation: Reapply.


    When to retreat? Midday, the sun is strongest. Hit the shade, wear a hat, get yourself some brand new sunnies for those peepers. UV rays can damage your eyes, too.


    AOP Translation: Make it fun! We don’t need an excuse to get all fashionable with our melanoma protection, so when Dr. Day pointed us to The Eye Browser.com, we went for it! Upload your smiling, sun-screened face, then virtually browse and try on the latest sunglass styles ahead of your shopping trip!


    Dr. Day’s Translation: Look for UVA and UVB protection– tint doesn’t count!


    AOP Translation: Thank you, Dr. Day!

  • Summer Up! Beach-Ready Beauty for Sun Season

    If there’s one season for looking superfine head to toe, it’s summertime. The beach! Short shorts! Strappy from sandals to tops!


    The go-to cocktail? SPF and antioxidants. The challenge? Getting it to stay put. Enter Skinceuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 50. It’s all about active use — won’t wipe off, rub off, or float off into the ocean or pool for up to 80 minutes! Non-comedogenic, alcohol-free, paraben-free… it’s the stuff of collagen armor.



    You can still show up on the sands bronze-tastic without rays raiding your bod — Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Lotion gets you tan and moisturized with zero exposure, and it evens out your stem’s skin tone, meaning farewell freckles! And veins? Vanished.



    With your skin’s on show, go easy on the make-up, girls. New York Color APPLEICIOUS Glossy Lip Balms primp your pout with sheer color while natural wonders like vitamin E, shea butter, jojoba oil and avocado oil soften and condition. Pick from ten delicious Apple-combo scents, swipe it on, and you’re good to go!




    And at the end of the day, restore your skin’s pH level with Sebamed face and body wash. It’s 100% soap and paraben free, and packed with amino acids and vitamins. Which means heavy hydration.



    When you’re not soaking up the warm, take Skinceuticals up on a free skincare check. The “Prevent. Protect. Get Checked” program is available to all — find your nearest doctor, and do something sweet for your skin!