Posts Tagged ‘Beauty Trends’

Resolve Your Toe-bese Feet with Cosmetic Surgery

Friday, September 14th, 2012

In the summer months, it is easy to feel a bit self-conscious about one’s appearance. Everything from wearing a bikini to wearing open-toed sandals can make a man or woman feel a bit insecure. For the person who may have unsightly feet, there is no need for him or her to continue suffering. Cosmetic surgery now gives people the opportunity to literally slim down fat toes, remove extra padding from toes or even lengthen toes.

There has recently been a surge in the number of men and women pursuing surgery procedures for their feet in New York City. During the summer, men and women want their feet to look great in sandals. Getting one’s feet to look great is easy with the help of an experienced surgeon in the city. “Toe-besity” is an issue that cosmetic surgeons in New York City are willing to help in resolving. These cosmetic surgeons are aware of the latest procedures that can be used to slim down fat toes.

The “toe-besity” procedures can cost anywhere from $500 to $3,000. If you need to have a major surgery procedure, such as the removal of a toe, you will need to pay a couple thousand dollars. Some procedures are simple and only involve removing a bit of extra padding on the outside of toes.

One may also want to have toes or extra padding removed for the pain that they cause. The American Podiatric Medical Association is fully in support of cosmetic procedures that alleviate the pain that people feel in their feet. The procedures may also aid in the restoration of functions in the feet too.

Left- and right-footed shoes all over the world were identical until the nineteenth century, when the first sets were made in Philadelphia.

One of the other benefits of this new cosmetic surgery procedure is that patients are growing in self-confidence. They feel more confident in their appearance after they have this procedure. For women who love to wear open-toe heels, this surgery is sure to grow in popularity. Men who wear sandals also love the idea of slimming down their toes in order to have a more attractive appearance.

When you slim down your toes, you no longer have to worry about strange looks from others. You can feel beautiful with your newfound appearance. You can embrace this appearance and feel like you can wear any type of shoe during the summer. You should never feel like your fashion choices are restricted due to the shape or appearance of one of your physical attributes.

Beauty Trend Weekly Rundown – May 29, 2012

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012


Beauty Trend: Neon Lips –

Here at LOOK HQ we’re getting in the jubilee spirit and now you can too! The folks over at Revlon have designed some gorgeous jubilee-themed nail art to get you in the mood to celebrate. Step One: Paint your nails with two coats of the Revlon Nail Enamel in Fashionista, £6.49, and wait for them to dry.

Beauty Trend Alert: Jubilee Nails Made Easy! –

The leaves are back; flowers are popping up…looks like spring is here!! Straight from the runway to magazines, these top beauty trends for spring are a great way to embrace the season. The great thing is, you may even have some of these in your collections already and if you don’t, you can find them fairly easily.

Beauty News: Pastel Eyes –

For a change of pace this summer, embrace the pastel eye shadows that are popping up everywhere. Don’t worry; this isn’t a return of the Eighties. Think of it as a way to summerize the smokey eye. Play with the palettes to create soft, sophisticated gradations. If you haven’t worn it in a while, a little color will make a big difference.

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The Secrets Cosmetology Schools Use to Extend Hair Color

Friday, May 4th, 2012

hair schools secretsPerhaps you have wondered why your hair color does not last as long as your friend’s color? Maybe you have pondered what you can do to prevent fading? You may be surprised and frustrated to discover the environmental threats that undermine your hair color on a daily basis. Thankfully, you can take a number of steps to curtail fading and extend the life of your color.

The degree of fading often depends on the shade and type of color used. Katy Perry’s temporary blue hues probably will not last as long as Christina Aguilera’s permanent platinum locks because of the way the color is deposited. Temporary hair dye only coats the outside of the hair shaft and typically lasts one to six washes. While permanent hair dye penetrates the hair shaft to deposit or lighten the pigment of natural hair and lasts four to six weeks.

The most frequent cause of color fade relates to the hair care products themselves. The most common ingredients in soap, shampoo and conditioner rob color from hair, and chief among these is sodium laurel sulfate. In order to avoid sodium laurel sulfate, you will need to use products specifically designed for color-treated hair.

The chemicals in hair dye remain active for quite some time, so avoid washing your hair for at least 24 hours after coloring. When you first shampoo, start with warm water to open the cuticle and finish with cool water to close. Wash your hair this way to lock in color and boost shine.

Ultraviolet light interacts with certain pigments in hair dye and causes an oxidation reaction that produces gold and brassy tones. Invest in products that block the sun’s UV rays. Do not to forget to keep you hair covered on days when the sun is intensely bright.

Exposure to chlorine can strip the color from your hair. Stay away from the pool for two to three days after you color. Beyond that, all you can do is protect against chlorine shock and buildup. Wet your hair with bottled water upon entry and exit of the pool. If you swim frequently, use a clarifying shampoo to remove any lingering traces of chlorine.

Skip the blow-dryer because excessive heat zaps the color from your hair. Let you locks air dry instead. When you exit the shower, gently ring the excess water from your hair and blot it with a towel. If you need to use a flat iron or other styling device, apply a product designed to protect hair from heat damage.

Routine trims eliminate faded ends and go along way toward keeping your hair healthy. If you use permanent dye, you can restore the color with touch ups. Let the dye primarily set on the roots. Do not apply color to the ends until the last five minutes. Allowing dye to set on the ends for excessive periods creates a dull buildup.

It’s her smell. It’s his eyes. It’s the beauty of Twilight.

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

It’s every hopeless romantic’s dream to lure in the dreamy vampire and to live in a world where reality and mystery collide. Some of us want Bella’s irresistible beauty, while others of us want to embody the sultry timelessness of the Volturi.

At, an online cosmetic retailer, you can purchase all things Twilight from makeup and body products, to fragrance and nail polish. Here are the products you need to create that natural sparkle, enduring eyes and infatuating fragrance:

The Immortal Fragrance: This fragrance is a harmonic blend of citrus and wild chamomile, with a harmony of white freesia and peony. It brings out the natural feminine fragrance of patchouli, amber and musk.

• In the darkness of the Forks forest shines a Luna Twilight: This is a line of Gleam Metallic Mascara, Moonshadow Eyeshadow, Femme Fatale Lip Gloss, Venom Blush, First Light Face Glow and Mortal Glow Blushing Crème. These products highlight the natural radiance of your beauty, creating an illuminating glow that resembles Bella’s beauty.

• Love versus lust, and the undying beauty of the Volturi: The Volturi Twilight cosmetic line includes Crown Metallic Mascara, Foreshadow Eyelid Primer, Labyrinth Loose Eyeshadow, Enrapture Lip Gloss, Venom Blush, Immortal Body Shimmer and Reign Body Mist. The colors are of timeless royalty.

Nox Twilight: Inspired by the Cullen coven, the Nox Twilight line includes nail polish in colors ranging from the dark Black Tie to light feminine Chiffon.

It’s now your time to begin your story, it’s time to feel the desire and create the essence of romance we all have come to love.

Beauty Trend Weekly Rundown – April 2, 2012

Monday, April 2nd, 2012


Top 6 Spring Makeup Trends –

So for the last few weeks I’ve been buying pops of color pieces to add to my spring wardrobe and a couple of colors my eyes have been drawn too are orange & teal. No matter what I’m buying those two colors seem to end up at the register rather it be clothes or jewelry. So they have been my inspiration for some makeup looks I will be rocking this Spring. Here’s a few looks sure to turn heads:

Wet and Wild: A Test-Drive of Spring’s Most Daring Hair –

I’m always bemoaning how high-maintenance my hair has become since I stopped wearing it in its natural state—curly—and became an obsessive-compulsive flat-iron user. It’s at the point where my locks have the hair equivalent of hot flashes, going limp at the mere sight of any object heated to 300 degrees. My hair is tired, and so am I.

L’Oreal Introduces New Global Hair Research Center –

The cosmetics company inaugurated its new $137 million center in Paris featuring a research and innovation program dedicated to all things hair. Every day is a hair day at L’Oreal’s new research center in Saint Ouen, Paris. The L’Oreal Research Centre is the head of six regional centers around the world (including the Europe-focused center in Saint Ouen), the cosmetics company announced on Wednesday. The center’s research and innovation programs will be dedicated to hair care including shampoos, conditioners, stylers, perms, smoothing, and straightening.

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Beauty Trend Weekly Rundown – March 12, 2012

Monday, March 12th, 2012


Summer Hair Accessories And Trends –

Hair accessories for summer that can make you stand out in the crowd. Certain must have summer accessories are mentioned which are trendy and comfortable. These summer hair trends can be adopted for you to get that perfect look. First, Head bands- They are very trendy and are available in various patterns. Hair accessories can add on to that perfect look and you can be a trend setter this summer. By wearing a head band you can pull off your hair back and get a neat look. For short hair styles headband is a great fashion tip. Head bands stop your hair to fall on your face and gives your face a distinct shape. There are cloth,leather and beaded bands for you to choose from. Funky colours and bold prints can give you a glamorous look.

Stand-out Short Haircut Ideas 2012 –

Take a plunge into a bold and voguish transformation! Chop off your locks to a versatile dimension and take full advantage of the sculpting alternatives short hair offers. Experimenting with different haircuts is a fun way to maintain your locks in top shape. Get rid of split ends with regular trims and make sure you don’t get stuck in a style rut by sporting the same crop for series of style seasons. Take a closer look at the following stand-out short haircut ideas 2012 to find out more about your alternatives to accentuate your best features.

BREAKING BEAUTY NEWS: Calvin Klein To Launch Cosmetics Line This Spring! –

We’re guessing you’re already in a jolly mood thanks to the spring sunshine outside, but to put an even bigger smile on your faces this morning we bring you some exciting news: Calvin Klein is to launch a cosmetic line. Eek! The 18-year-old CK One brand will be developed by Coty Prestige into a line of 130 colour cosmetics this Spring.

Celebrity Hair Trend: It’s All About The Middle Part! –

What do Ashley Olsen and Britney Spears have in common? Well, besides them being celebs of course. The answer is: they both love the middle part! And so do we. Click on the pics get some great hair inspiration for this weekend from ten of our favorite celebrities right away!

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7 Hair Trends to Try in 2012

Monday, February 6th, 2012

2012-hair-trends-ts80610662Like everything else, hairstyles change according to the times. For 2012, women are done with pale shades of blonde and platinum locks. Women are also done with clip-in extensions and bouncy curls (at least for awhile, anyway). If you want to follow the hot hair trends of 2012, here are some ideas to try:

The Bob Chignon
Rather than picking a chignon or a bob, you can combine the two looks – even if you don’t have a bob. Basically, this style is a messy side bun combined with the rest of the hair folded under to create a bob. If you want the look without having to use bobby pins, try purchasing one of those bands specially designed to create faux bob hairstyles.

Highlights That Frame Your Face
Two-tone hair isn’t totally out; however, a lot of women are changing up their dramatic ombre fade for something a bit more blended. Highlights that frame the face are definitely in this year, even if they’re combined with darker roots.

Sleek Waves
Forget bouncy, bubbly curls and tight tendrils! This year is all about the straighter, sleeker waves. This look is quite simple to obtain. All you have to do is sleep with a few large braids in your hair, when your hair is still damp. When you take it out, you’ll have straighter waves, and you can touch up any iffy section with a one-inch curling iron.

One-Day Hair Color
Who says you can’t change your hair color just as much as you change your underwear? With one-day hair colors, you can have a different color for every day of the week. One day you might be a redhead for work and then go out the next night as a blonde. One-day dyes and highlights allow you to try out a look and wash it out if you’re dissatisfied.

Layering a Bob
Long flowing layers have been in for a while, and it’s become rather monotonous. That’s why celebrities are turning to a bobbed hair cut with layers. This look is cute, sexy and trendy for 2012.

Tape Extensions
There’s absolutely no need to spend hours having extensions sewed or glued in your hair, since this type of extension only requires two minutes of time per extension. Because of advancements in technology, talk to your hairstylist about tape extensions, which utilize medical-grade tape, rather than glue or clips. Unlike sewn or glued extensions, these come out easily with a special remover.

Warmer Hues
Pale blonde that looks almost white is a trend that’s faded. In fact, it has faded into medium blonde shades with golden or strawberry undertones. Rather than blue-black hair, women are now choosing warmer brown shades with hints of honey-colored highlights. Less extremes, more natural.

What do you think? Who’s taking up any of these 2012 hair trends?

2012 Beauty Trends: It’s time to go au natural

Thursday, January 19th, 2012


Celebrity A-listers showed us at the 2012 Golden Globes that the only way to go is au natural … makeup, that is! Forget the sultry smokey eyes and fake tans, this year stars like Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon and Michelle Williams kept it simple this year when it came to beauty.

Of course, there was the occasional bold red (and if we had lips like Angelina, we wouldn’t be able to resist the call of color either!), but most stars chose a nude lipstick with a little touch of gloss for their red carpet look. As for the eyes, again, stars chose to keep it simple with shades of peach, pink and tan, complemented by a light application of eyeliner. Blush was also used to give a natural and light sun-kissed look by applying a light shimmery pink, peach, or even a little bronzer to the cheeks. Many celebrities also embraced their natural hair, and instead of fighting the waves or curls they chose to accentuate them.

As the peak of winter slowly approaches us, it’s the perfect time of the year to give your skin a little bit of a break and go lighter on the makeup. This season, don’t worry that your summer glow has faded and embrace your lighter skin tone. Put the curling iron and straightner away and let your hair have a break from the heat. It’s time for your beauty to go au natural!

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Hot Makeup Trend: Violent Lips Give Your Mouth Some Action

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011


We love fun and funky new beauty ideas, so it’s no surprise that we’re fascinated by the outrageous and awesome Violent Lips, temporary lip tattoos that are growing in popularity. Kim Kardashian just posted a picture of her wearing them on her Celebuzz blog, and they’re cropping up all over the entertainment scene on singers, actresses and models who all have a flair for wearing bold beauty and makeup trends.

Personally, we’re all about a product that lets us experiment with no repercussions, which is exactly what Violent Lips offers. Pick out one of their wide variety of colors and patterns, put them on, and then dazzle people out on the town. They last 4-8 hours and can be removed simply by applying an oil-based makeup remover to your lips.

And with Violent Lips’ selection, you can be as funky as you want. Go racy with red fishnets or leopard print. Go wild with cupcake sprinkles, stars or checkers. Or go fabulous with their Glitteratti collection, our personal favorites, especially with the upcoming holiday parties. Spakrle is a big makeup trend everywhere else on your face – why not your lips?

Kim Kardashian via Celebuzzbeauty-school-violent-lips-glitteratti-gold-glitteratti-red-leopard-red-fishnet

Kim Kardashian Photo via Celebuzz

You can get your hands on Violent Lips at Sephora or Ulta, or – better yet – you can just go straight to the source and order from their website. Bonus: They’re offering a 20% off and free shipping coupon, plus they have a whole page of tips and tutorials to help you apply them. Sounds good to us!