What’s on Lady Gaga’s Nails in Vanity Fair?


What’s that gray nail polish on Lady Gaga’s nails on the September cover of Vanity Fair?

Just in case you were wondering, it’s none other than the very hot Waking Up In Vegas from celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann!  The popular gray shade is from Lippmann’s spring 2010 collection (you’ll find my review & swatches for Waking Up In Vegas and a few other Lippmann shades here) and can be purchased on lippmanncollection.com and Beauty.com.  Apparently someone’s a huge Gaga fan, along with other celeb-inspired shades–you’ll find a fascinating black fuchsia glitter polish named Bad Romance in her collection.

(image credit: Vanity Fair)

New Products From Garnier


Last week, I took a short drive out to the Garnier Beach House in Malibu to check out some of the newest Garnier goodies.  They’re really coming out with some innovative products lately–and more on that in a second!

Audrina Patridge was hanging out after finishing up a photo shoot, and I had a chance to ask The Hills star about her favorite summer beauty items.  Audrina told me she spends a lot of time in the sun or at the beach, so she likes the protection that the Garnier Fructis Color Shield Instant Color Sealer Lightweight Leave-In adds to her highlighted locks.  (Which are gorgeous in person, BTW!)  I asked her what her favorite summer makeup product was–and like me, Audrina is a fan of NARS bronzer.  Okay, so now we have something in common!

Garnier just launched some new skincare products that I’m testing out from the Moisture Rescue collection (Fresh Cleansing Foam, Lightweight UV Lotion, and Refreshing Gel Cream),  so details on those are coming soon!  But one new product I was completely fascinated by was the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Blow Dry Perfector:

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Came, Saw, & Conquered: Lilith Fair 2010


Degree Women was so awesome for sending me out to the ultimate celebration of women in music–Lilith Fair 2010 in Irvine, CA last Saturday.  We had a blast!  This was my first time at Lilith, so it definitely created some memories.  Festival concerts have always been my favorite, but the girl-power line-up was fantastic.  We took in main-stage performances by Brandi Carlile (LOVE HER), Emmylou Harris (still rocking after all these years), Miranda Lambert (ADORABLE), and of course–Sarah McLachlan (there are no words!).

Inside the Degree Women Nature Effects tent, I had a chance to hang out with Cindy from Hello Dollface, the always lovely Nadine Jolie, Jamie from Queen of the Quarter Life Crisis, and The Bender Sisters from BeautyStyleWatch.

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Carrie Bradshaw’s Must-Have Beauty Products


How does Carrie Bradshaw always look so fabulous?  As Sarah Jessica Parker’s personal makeup artist, Judy Chin is responsible for creating her iconic looks.  In this short video, Judy dishes on a few of the essential beauty products that no scene with Carrie could be without!

For starters, did you know they usually only like to use a natural colored lip liner for her and top it with lip balm?  For a perfect Carrie-inspired lip, try applying Face Stockholm’s lip pencil in Jessica or Barbro and top with clear lip balm.  Verrrrrrrry interesting!

Taylor Swift Named CoverGirl’s Newest Face


In breaking beauty news, it’s just hitting the interwebs that America’s sweetheart, Taylor Swift has been added to the lineup of gorgeous famous faces repping the CoverGirl line.  According to Women’s Wear Daily, Swift will appear in print and TV advertising for a yet-to-be announced product line.  Hmm…I wonder what that could be?  I’ll be sure to follow up once I receive more details!

I’m not sayin’ I called this several months ago…well, okay–it’s more like I “wished” it would happen because let’s face it, the girl is just too pretty not to be someone’s brand ambassador!

Congrats to Taylor who will join Queen Latifah, Ellen DeGeneres, Drew Barrymore, Dania Ramirez, and Rihanna.  You’re in good company girl!

Edited to add official information directly from CoverGirl:

“I am so excited to become the next COVERGIRL,” said Swift.  “I have admired many of the COVERGIRLs since I was a little girl . . . great artists and actresses who are confident and still themselves.  It’s like a dream come true to be a part of the future of COVERGIRL.”

The ads are scheduled to debut in January 2011 along with a new line of luxury cosmetics.

Heidi Klum’s New Haircut: Conduct Unbecoming of a Supermodel


Dear Heidi Klum,

Mick Jagger called and he’s pissed.  He said he wants his hair back:

Maybe it’s just me, but I am not loving this new haircut that Heidi is sporting.  While I’m a huge proponent of change and breaking the rules, this hairstyle is a little a lot too severe for her delicate features.

I can’t get no satisfaction out of Heidi’s new ‘do.  Who’s with me?

Just Say No to Pillowcase Face


Branche

Silk is not just for the rich and famous, but you’d think it is!  It’s long been considered one of the most glamorous and luxurious fabrics, and it might even seem a little out of reach.  I bought my first silk dress a few months ago and I felt like I had finally graduated to “big girl” status, I loved wearing it–it made me feel so sophisticated!  But have you ever slept on silk before?  Holy moly.  Your hair and skin just glides around like a knife through hot butter, it’s comfortable, it’s smooth, it’s saving your hair (no morning rat’s nest), and believe it or not…it’s saving your skin too.

I didn’t know this before, but silk contains amino acids that actually help the hair beyond keeping it smooth.  And you know those crinkly marks that are on your face for the first hour after you wake up when you’ve slept really hard?  It won’t happen with the Branché Charmeuse Case.  A fave of celebs, Branché made me feel like a million bucks and I didn’t wake up with bed head either.  Peace out, pillow face.

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