A Bombshell Home Remedy: Teeth Whitening

 

Bombshelllogic’s favorite Bombshell, Catherine Zeta Jones’ favorite way to whiten her teeth:

Whitening Teeth with Strawberries


Procedure: Brushing teeth using mashed strawberries

It is also not advisable to brush your teeth with strawberries - strawberries get their power to brighten teeth from ascorbic acid - and acids are harmful to teeth. If someone chooses to brush with strawberries, they should be sure to brush teeth immediately with fluoride toothpaste, and then to floss.


Another great tip: try substituting Baking Soda and Peroxide once a day. 

My favorite Spring color: Barefoot and Topless, by Essie

My favorite Spring color: Barefoot and Topless, by Essie

My Saturday: At Home Juice Mask - For oily skin

Ingredients:
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 teaspoons of honey
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • optional: your favorite essential oils

The Red Trend

About a month ago, I had a color accident. I wanted to do the ombre (as I said I had done in the prior post) with a few hand painted, subtle highlights around my face. I used a colorist I hadn’t ever been to, and she turned me into a shade that can only be described as a new, shiny penny. Keep in mind, I have olive skin, dark brown hair, and dark eyebrows. Needless to say, it didn’t work out so well.

This situation got me thinking about how so many celebrities are now redheads. It’s a definite trend, but is there a shade of red that works for every skin tone? I’ve yet to be convinced.

I love a redhead, but ladies, before you take the plunge, make sure you can pull it off and that you have a colorist who knows the perfect shade for you!

That being said, click on the link below and take a look at this radiant trend!

http://www.realbeauty.com/hair/celebrity/celebrity-redheads-red-hair-colors#slide-1

An Easy, Beautiful, Bombshell Worthy Spring Trend

Even as a stylist, when getting my hair done, the first thing I tell my good friend and colorist, Kristin, is “LOW MAINTENANCE!” Lucky for me, that seems to be the trend.

This spring, natural is in. Embrace your hair whether it’s a wave, or stick straight, whether mousy brown, or bleach blonde, it’s yours and it’s beautiful! But if in the mood for getting a little funky here’s how to accomplish that:

COLOR!

Some people claim the ombre is over, I say it’s in and it’s here to stay!

If you’re a brunette, add a gorgeous, warm weather glow to your hair by going a little lighter on the ends. I did it recently and I’m not looking back! Gives a fun and stylish look, and the best part is it’s the easiest color to maintain.

My personal favorite, Lily Aldridge: 

Blondes, enhance that hair that we brunettes are all so jealous of with some beautiful golden tones! 

For the blondes (Does it get better than this?), the one and only SJP: 

TIP: As the weather gets warmer and warmer, why not add a few more blonde pieces? 

The best part: it’s still you, natural, subtle and beautiful. PLUS get it done once, and there’s no upkeep! My favorite easy, fun, and simply gorgeous Spring trend.  

Make-up can cost a pretty penny - as we know - but does it have to? Check out this great article and find out what Jennifer Calonia, of US News, says is best to splurge on and best to save on.

After a week of decompression and getting back to life in NYC, some poor quality pics (broken camera!) are available of a great experience my sister and I shared in Berlin.

As said in a previous post, she sang with the incredible Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and I was lucky enough to tag along and do her hair and make-up as an added bonus to hearing this amazing music. It was a truly outstanding experience and I am so grateful to have had the chance to do this with my sister and best friend! 

bbbirdy-deactivated20120113 said: i bought ruby woo and I looked like a fat person dressed up in some DeMont "fruit salad."

hahaha I bet it looked great! But it is SUPER bright. :) A great red for all skintones, but wearing a red lip is TOUGH!


A Trip to Berlin

After a day of traveling, I landed at the Berlin Airport with my fabulous sister and opera singer, who is making her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic tonight. I was asked to style for a world broadcast of the beautiful piece “Gloria” by Francis Poulenc, in which she is the soloist. This is such an exciting time for she and I. I cannot wait for tonight, Thursday and Friday. It will be an extraordinary moment!

To watch, click the link, and subscribe:
http://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/2495 

more photos to come!

#nobigdeal

My Top 10 Holiday Beauty Products

My top 10 holiday beauty products are great for a gift, or for yourself! With this great range products, there’s something for everyone, no matter your budget!

10. Arrojo - Value Kits - affordable salon products that leave your hair smelling great and feeling healthy! Some of the best products that I’ve ever used. Check out this fabulous line! 

                                       www.ArrojoProduct.com

9. Essie - Luxedo - an incredibly chic choice for the bombshell who doesn’t always go for red during the holidays. My go-to polish.

                         

                                                 www.essie.com

8. Makeup Forever HD Foundation - gives you a gorgeous, flawless, even skin-tone for your fabulous holiday make-up looks. Don’t forget to pair it with the Makeup Forever HD Translucent Powder to get some longevity out of your look. 

                        

                                                 www.sephora.com

7. Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour - Black Karat - is  my favorite color for the season. GREAT on it’s own, or for an intense smoky eye. It is gorgeous.

                                   

                                             www.lauramercier.com

6. Giorgio Armani - Eyes to Kill - hands down, my favorite mascara on the market. Doesn’t smudge and leaves your lashes looking intensely long and full. The perfect mascara for a dramatic eye!

                          

                                   www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com

5. Sephora Collection Harmony Trio Bronzer (Apricot) - a great highlighter to get that glowing, flawless, JLo look.

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                                              www.sephora.com

4. Mac Lipstick - Ruby Woo - the perfect red, with an edge. Because it’s a matte color, it adds a bit of a modern twist to the classic red. 

              

                                          www.maccosmetics.com

3. NARS Trio Eyeshadow - Arabian Nights (Limited Edition) - the perfect smoky eye collection? Yes! Such a beautiful trio perfect for a holiday party.

                                

                                          www.narscosmetics.com

2. Aveda - Volumizing Tonic - my favorite hair product. Works great to give you lift at the root, and it thickens thin, stringy hair! Gives you va-va-voom hair without leaving it greasy!

                               

                                                www.aveda.com

1. Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - my top product choice. Brightens those dark circles, gives you a smooth base, and keeps that shadow on all night long or wear it alone!

                                    

                                               www.urbandecay.com