Friday, August 29, 2014

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Wed: Summer's Hottest Celebrity Marriages, Romances & Makeup Looks

Photo by Georges Biard

Brangelina made it official! Nine years as a couple, two years of engagement and six kids later, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally tied the knot. The vows took place at their own sprawling $60 million estate in the South of France called Château Miraval during a super secret and intimate ceremony last Saturday. 

The pair made it a family affair. Jolie walked down the aisle of a small 16th-century chapel located on the property in a long white antique lace and silk dress with her elder sons, Maddox and Pax, giving her away. Their other children Zahara and Vivienne threw rose petals, while Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers. This marks the third marriage for Jolie (her other unions ended with Jonny Lee Miller in 1999 and Billy Bob Thornton in 2003) and second for Pitt (his union with Jennifer Aniston ended in 2005). 

Mr. and Mrs. Jolie-Pitt, as they prefer to be known now, use their star power to pursue humanitarian efforts through the Maddox Jolie-Pit Foundation. The organization, which dedicates itself to eradicating rural poverty, protecting natural resources and conserving wildlife, has raised approximately $17 million.

Jolie and Pitt weren't the only celebrities who publicly professed their love this summer. Several said, "I do," such as Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey, and Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo, while others came out as a couple, such as Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara, and Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed.

In honor of these conscious couplings, we're spotlighting lots of lovable looks for your lips, cheeks and eyes. Think fanciful, fun and flirty--just like a wedding in the South of France.

Enjoy your remaining romantic days of summer!


August 23: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

July 19: Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey

July 19: Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo

July 5: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson


Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara

Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed


SHINE: 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Blush Powder (Peppermint Candy). BEAUTY: This pressed powder blush gives your cheeks a sparkling satin finish with mica, vitamins C and E, and plum, pomegranate, cranberry and blackberry fruit extracts. BEACON: Vegan, and gluten and cruelty free. Contains no detergents, synthetic chemicals, or artificial fragrances or colors.

SHINE: Mirabella Beauty Pearls & Pastels Cheeky Blush (Girly). BEAUTY: Designed for easy, on-the-glow touchups, this glide-on blush gives your cheeks a pretty in pink radiance boost. BEACON: Free of talc and parabens.

SHINE: Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Pressed Mineral Blush (Temptress). BEAUTY: Brighten your look with this bold and beautiful cranberry shimmer shade that contains gold flecks. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, talc, alcohol, and artificial fragrances and colorants.


SHINE: Devita Natural Skin Care Absolute Eyes Quad Pod (Metro Neutrals). BEAUTY: A pressed mineral palette of Neon, Deco, Pinque and Metallicity utilizes mica, jojoba oil, and pomegranate and green tea extracts to give you velvety matte and shimmery satin looks. BEACON: Vegan and cruelty free. Contains no talc, dye, lead, bismuth oxychloride, titanium dioxide and parabens.

SHINE (L to R): Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Shadow Singles (#104, #102, #107 and #103). BEAUTY: Lock in moisture for creaseless wear in matte shades of soft clay, medium ivory, stone gray and sheer peach. BEACON: Free of parabens.

SHINE: Mirabella Beauty Pearls & Pastels Eyeshadow Pigment (Refreshmint). BEAUTY: This versatile pigment, which contains mica, can be used as a wet application for bright color with a sharper finish or as a dry application for a more pearlescent look. BEACON: Free of talc and parabens.

SHINE: RapidLash Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancing Serum. BEAUTY: Peptides and pumpkin seed extract boost the appearance of eyelashes in as little as four weeks with a once-a-day, before bedtime application. BEACON: No animal testing. Contains no parabens or fragrances.

SHINE: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (Black). BEAUTY: An hourglass-shaped brush, along with a peptide- and collagen-fueled formula, helps you define, lengthen and create fuller lashes. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of glutens.


SHINE: Devita Natural Skin Care Absolute Lips Lipstick (Pink Diamonds). BEAUTY: Pamper your pout in a shimmery pink blush tone that features macadamia, avocado and jojoba oils. BEACON: Vegan and cruelty free. Contains no FD&C colors, lead, carmine, cochineal, gluten or parabens.

SHINE: Intelligent Nutrients Lip Delivery Antioxidant Gloss (Pink Hibiscus). BEAUTY: Nourish your lips to fight premature signs of aging with castor, pumpkin and jojoba seed oils, hibiscus flower extract and shea butter. BEACON: No animal testing and USDA Organic certified. Vegan and gluten free. Contains no phthalates, sulfates, artificial fragrances, parabens or petrochemicals.

SHINE: Mirabella Beauty Colour Luxe Lip Gloss (Minted). BEAUTY: This shimmering, light-reflective formula, which utilizes coconut, peppermint and coconut oils, goes on sheer with a chocolate mint scent. BEACON: Free of talc and parabens.

SHINE: Ramy Lipsticks (Bella Ariella and Chutzpah!). BEAUTY: Create luscious lips with these rose pink and deep red shades. BEACONNo animal testing. Supports Ronald McDonald House and Project Ladybug.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014 VMAs Best Red Carpet Looks: Spread the Love with Matching Bright & Beautiful Nail Polish Shades

Photo by José Goulão

Love conquered all at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards last Sunday. 

Beyoncé not only stole the show with her moves and vocals, but she also put on one of the most iconic performances in VMA history. Her 15-minute music medley included heartwarming home videos of her hubby Jay Z and 2-year-old daughter Blue Ivy. Both then joined her on stage to exchange lots of hugs and kisses, and present the Queen of Pop with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The show of support and affection served to shut down recent rumors that the couple's marriage may be on the rocks.

Lip Lock: The Carters stand united.

Miley Cyrus also spread the love by shedding light on homeless youths in America. After winning the coveted Video of the Year Award, she called on a young man named Jesse to take the stage while she looked on from the sidelines. Cyrus shed tears as he told the audience, "My name is Jesse, and I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now. I know because I am one of these people." 

Miley Cyrus tears up when a homeless youth 
delivers a moving speech.

Cyrus met Jesse while visiting My Friend's Place in Los Angeles. She's supporting the organization's efforts to end youth homelessness by raising funds through a VIP concert contest. A small donation enters you to win a trip to her upcoming Bangerz Tour show in Rio de Janeiro with backstage access. 

The lovefest continued on social media for fierce red carpet looks. Here are some of our favorite Twitter comments:  

Jennifer Lopez' cutout dress--"Boss mama is killen em all!" 

Beyoncé's bejeweled bodysuit--"If I owned the bodysuit Beyonce is wearing I would feed it and walk it and take care of it and love it like a member of the family." 

Iggy Azalea's fitted Versace number--"Is there an Iggy Cam set up that just follows the back of Iggy Azalea's dress all night? Where's that feed?"

Demi Lovato's Lanvin ensemble--"Demi Lovato and that astonishing red dress just won best #imallgrownupnow award."

Are you feelin' the love? We're matching the following amazing red carpet looks with our favorite sparkling lacquer shades from Zoya Nail Polish and Color Club Nail Lacquer. Each manufacturer follows no animal testing and vegan practices. Let us know which one you like best! 

Jennifer Lopez heats up the red carpet in a shimmering silver peek-a-boo Charbel Zoe number with a thigh high slit.

SHINE: Zoya Nail Polish Cosmo Magical PixieDust. BEAUTY: Restore radiance to your tips with this silver crystal sparkle featuring textured PixieDust with mega hex iridescent particles. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate.

Beyoncé holds a mini concert by performing for 15 minutes 
in a bedazzled Tom Ford bodysuit.

SHINE: Color Club Nail Lacquer Surprise! BEAUTY: Create diva digits with this multi-colored confetti glitter polish. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate and formaldehyde.

Katy Perry channels Britney Spears (circa 2001 American Music Awards) with a Versace denin-on-denim dress. 

SHINE: Zoya Nail Polish Rebel, Ling and Twila. BEAUTY: Rebel dazzles as a sky blue metallic with a silver shimmer, while Ling rocks as a vibrant royal blue cream and Twila sparkles as a unique bar glitter in a bright blue shade with hologram glitter accents. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate.

Iggy Azalea stuns in a skin tight silver metallic 
Versace gown. 

SHINE: Color Club Nail Lacquer Platinum Record. BEAUTY: Add the wow factor to what you're wearing with this sparkling silver glitter shade. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate and formaldehyde.

Taylor Swift flaunts her long legs in a teeny tiny, 
super short blue onesie by Mary Katrantzou.

SHINE: Zoya Nail Polish Mosheen. BEAUTY: This astro ice blue topper can be worn alone for a sheer look or layered over other hues. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate.

Demi Lovato joins the daring cleavage club with a 
deep plunging Lanvin dress.

SHINE: Color Club Nail Lacquer Art of Seduction. BEAUTY: Create your own red carpet moment with this shimmering scarlet shade. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate and formaldehyde.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Curviest Bikini Bodies: Look Your Kim Kardashian Selfie Best Whatever Your Size or Shape

Muy caliente--the heat is on this summer! 

Hot chica Kim Kardashian makes international headlines for her sexy selfies and curves. So it seems no bueno that the reality TV star recently bemoaned her bigger backside due to a few stubborn el-bees of baby weight gain that she can't seem to shake. “No carbs. Crazy workouts. Who’s with me?” she tweeted earlier this month.

Stick thin and Kardashian's beauty brand go together like Kanye West and the paparazzi. And many of her 22 million Twitter followers agreed by quickly pointing out, "You look perfect!" Plus, when the brunette bombshell shared her first post-preggers bathing suit picture on Instagram last fall, she accumulated more than 600,000 likes. The selfie, which will no doubt appear in her upcoming "Selfish" book due for release next spring, exposes a little side boob and a lot of her backside in a white hot one-piece suit.

In honor of promoting better body size acceptance, we present six of Hollywood's hottest hourglass shapes. Fuller figured femme fatales, such as Kardashian, Beyoncé, Sofia Vergara, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj, not only look beautiful in their curvaceous bikini bodies but they also possess a natural radiance. 

To help get your own summer glow on, take a look-see at the latest bronzers, tints and SPFs. They shield and soften your skin, and add a special shimmer and sunning shade.  

You'll look muy bonita in no time--no matter your size or shape!

Kim Kardashian


Sofia Vergara

Mariah Carey

Jennifer Lopez

Nicki Minaj


SHINE: 100% Pure All Over Glow (Lightly Sun Kissed and Deeply Sun Kissed). BEAUTY: These translucent bronzing lotions, which utilize aloe vera juice, pomegranate seed oil and mica, give your skin a golden pigment glow. BEACON: Vegan, and gluten and cruelty free. Contains no detergents, synthetic chemicals, or artificial fragrances or colors.

SHINE: DeVita Natural Skin Care Absolutely Bronzed Nourishing Mineral Bronzer (Absolute Bronze and Absolute Radiance). BEAUTY: These loose powder, triple milled mineral bronzers utilize hyaluronic acid, green tea leaf extract and mica to help your skin stand out during the summer season. BEACON: Vegan and cruelty free. Contains no bismuth oxychloride, titanium dioxide, oils, talc, dye, lead or parabens.

SHINE: essence Sun Club All-In-One Bronzing Highlighter (Sun Light and Sun Glow). BEAUTY: This bronzer/highlighter creates a shimmering glow on your face and neckline with mica. BEACON: No animal testing.

SHINE: The Organic Pharmacy Sheer Tint (Natural Glow). BEAUTY: Enhance and even your skin tone, and restore radiance with aloe vera, coconut and sesame seed oils, shea butter and mica. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of preservatives, artificial colorants and fragrances, and petrochemicals.

SHINE: Vita Liberata Rich Face Tinted Self Tan Lotion (Light). BEAUTY: Develop a natural looking, odorless tan for your face and neck within four to eight hours with aloe vera leaf water, raspberry seed extract and hyaluronic acid. BEACON: Free of parabens, perfume and alcohol.


SHINE: 100% Pure Green Tea Oil Free Hydration SPF 30 and Argan Oil Hydration SPF 30. BEAUTY: Aloe vera juice, argan oil, green tea extract and zinc oxide help soften and nourish your skin while also blocking out harmful UVA and UVB rays. BEACON: Vegan, and gluten and cruelty free. Contains no detergents, synthetic chemicals, or artificial fragrances or colors.

SHINE: Kate Somerville Serum Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+. BEAUTY: Prevent sunburn, premature aging and skin damage with this oil- and alcohol-free formulation that utilizes oxybenzone, aloe vera leaf juice and vitamin E. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens.

SHINE: Vichy Laboratories Capital Soleil 45 Sunscreen Silkscreen Dry-Finish Lotion and Capital Soleil 50 Ultra Light Sunscreen. BEAUTY: These water-resistant formulations utilize white grape extract, vitamin E and oxybenzone to help shield your skin from the harsh effects of the sun and free radical damage. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens.
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