Kate Middleton & Manuka Doctor’s Bee Venom Face Mask

Not to be outdone by the bird poop facial the Beckhams love so much, the bee venom mask is the current queen of all treatments. Kylie Minogue, Kate Middleton, and Victoria Beckham are all said to be using this manuka, propolis, honey, royal jelly, and bee venom laced mask – so it’s pretty much the hot ticket. They even have a crazy tag line of ‘10,000 bee stings in a pot.’ Yikes.

Honey has healing and antiseptic properties so I can see its benefit, and the venom itself falls second to last on the ingredient list so I don’t think stinging, swelling, and pain will accompany your home spa experience.

You can check out the original story HERE and Manuka Doctor’s Bee Venom Mask HERE

Nicki Minaj, OPI, and Contouring

Now you know I love some contour which I rock it out on my clients for a more defined look, but this recent pic of Nicki Minaj is a pretty extreme example of contour gone wrong. It’s not just the white stripe down her nose, it’s the overall mis-match of foundation all over her face that do not blend or do what (I think) her artist intended.

Makeup aside, Minaj is collaborating with OPI on a limited edition collection featuring 6 bold shades available in January. Which you can read more about HERE.

Credit: Jordan Strauss/WireImage via usmagazine.com

Kim Kardashian Loves Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs

I saw this photo recently of Kim Kardashian on USMagazine.com showing how well Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs works to cover her red patches caused by psoriasis. 3 years ago I blogged about this coverage in a can, and it has been in my kit ever since. For the body, it’s a step above using a regular bronzing lotion because it’s water resistant and super opaque so it disguises veins, razor burn and uneven skin without transferring onto clothing – even when you sweat.

Credit: Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage.com; kimkardashian.celebuzz.com via USMagazine.com

Mariah Carey on HSN (video)

I’ve watched this 4 minute video of Mariah Carey’s recent appearance on HSN (edited by Gawker.com) about 5 times now and it seems to get funnier every time. Included are her rants about how hard pregnancy was (‘literally I was 47 weeks pregnant’), scolding the camera operators, and figuring out what exactly she’s there to do (‘how much are you guys selling these earrings for?’)

It will remind you why when a friend is acting like a diva, you call her Mariah daaahling.

Pixi Succulent Lip Twin

I love innovative products like Lip twin. Pixi’s wonder-duo wins my approval for a few reasons; first it’s a two in one concept that actually works for both. PIxi skipped trying to market a cream that works for both lips and cheeks (since most rarely do) and put a cheek specific formula on the top (the ball shape) separate from the big tube of lip color. Second, cheek color fades throughout the day so a quick cheek touch up is a brilliant thing to make so easy.

Here’s the packaging

And the tube, about the same size as a traditional gloss tube

Taken apart, the cheek color twists off to allow application of the lip gel. They can be used separately while the other is fully covered.

Check out Pixi HERE and at Target stores

Oprah’s Farewell Celebration Commemorative Bookazine

Out on newsstands today (June 28) in place of Oprah’s regular magazine is a commemorative bookazine, 148 pages covering the past 25 years of her most memorable moments.

Issue highlights include:

– Oprah’s selection of her 25 most unforgettable show moments, from give-aways and adventures to stories of courage and generosity.

– Interviews with Oprah’s Ultimate Viewers who were inspired to change their lives, and the lives of others, for the better.

– The founding team of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” reveals never-before-heard stories on the show’s launch and their most treasured moments with Oprah.

– A peek into Oprah’s private diary, with an entry written exactly eight hours before the show’s live national debut on September 8, 1986.

– Oprah’s reflections on a quarter-century of hair and fashion hits and misses, with details on her prep process from the dressing room to the stage.

– Oprah’s Farewell Message to viewers.