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Ole Henriksen-Six Instant Mood Boosters to Beat Wintertime Blues

Now that the holiday buzz has faded and the warmth of spring is still months away, the cold, grey, dreary days of winter can give anyone the wintertime blues. That’s why I wanted to offer you lifestyle and skincare guru to the stars and formerly the host of his own Denmark television series on happiness, Ole Henriksen’s his simple tips to get happy in an instant. There’s a reason the Danish press has dubbed him as the “happiest man alive”!

Ole’s Six Instant Mood Boosters:

· Eat right: Every morning, I start my day off with a breakfast of oatmeal, cooked with flax seed and mixed with blueberries, blackberries and raspberries to keep my blood sugar up, which is key to a good mood.

· Exercise: Start your day off moving. Even a 15 minute walk will up your energy. I loves the gymnastic rings. When I exercise on my rings the experience is that of a relaxing meditation – like floating in mid air like I’m on cloud nine.

· Bond and laugh with friends: For women, female bonding sends joyful, calming signals to the brain. One of the greatest joys is a good belly laugh that goes on forever and ever! I can’t get enough of it, it’s part of my daily life.

· Apply OLEHENRIKSEN truth revealed: My truth revealed super crème spf 15 contains my own Omega 3 Happiness Concentrate. This “Happiness Concentrate” increases the release of dopamine (a neurotransmitter involved in the sensation of happiness) and improves microcirculation for a radiant complexion.

· Drink tea: Green tea increases dopamine in the brain, which chemically lifts your mood.

· See the light: The shorter daylight hours of the winter can make us feel down. If you can’t get outside for some sunshine, try sitting with a light box for twenty minutes a few times a week to lift your mood.

With recent study findings showing that a positive mood helps people think more creatively, we have even more reason to get ourselves into a upbeat state of mind!

Twitter Party with #GenesisToday 2/7 at 10PM EST #LiveGive


In honor of Valentine’s Day Genesis Today is giving away $2000 cash and a lovers gift basket to the winner. To enter the contest upload a photo to the Genesis Today Facebook page of you with a 64oz bottle of Cranberry Goji. Genesis Today will pick 5 finalists and put them up for a vote and the winner will get $2000 cash and a lovers gift basket.

Since it is a Twitter party they of course have great prizes, 10 people will each win a 64 oz bottle of Genesis Today Cranberry Gogi juice. On top of that they will have Dr. Robert Wildman, a nutrition expert from Genesis Today, joining us to answer all your nutrition questions. Be sure to follow @TheNutritionDoc on Twitter.

To be prize eligible you must do the following:

1. RSVP in the Linky here with your Twitter name. RSVP with your Twitter name and my Twitter name as a reference. (Example: @SomeRandomPerson ref @HilLesha)

2. Tweet the following anytime on 2/7: Twitter Party tonight 2/7 at 10 pm EST with @GenesisToday via @ThriftyChicMom http://tiny.cc/f4lta #GenesisToday #LiveGive

Sephora Collection Skincare

Make 2011 the year for perfect skin with Sephora Collection Skincare. This new and complete range of targeted care products for face and body is free of parabens, GMO’s, triclosan, sulfates and phthalates, offering effective results that are suitable for even the most sensitive skin.

At the core of the collection is HydroSenn+™, a new and exclusive plant-derived active ingredient proven in clinical testing to be more effective than hyaluronic acid at adding moisture to the skin. HydroSenn+™, combined with additional targeted ingredients, result in a high performance line with good-for-your-skin ingredients and luxurious textures.

This collection also provides multiple options, from multi-tasking products, age defying formulas to the most effective makeup removers. The line also features straight-forward product names, clear product achievement descriptors and color-coded packaging based on solutions, such as cleansing, hydration, anti-aging and body care, making the line easy to shop and easy to understand.

Supreme Cleansing Foam $15

Instant Moisturizer $20

Age Defy Moisture Cream SPF 15 $30

Flawless Moisturizing Lotion SPF 15 $22

Instant Depuffing Roll-On Gel $15

Age Defy Eye Cream $24

Super Loaded Age Defy Serum $32

. Instant Eye Makeup Remover $8.50

Smart Dual Action Exfoliator $24

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Eye Makeup Removing Pads $9

Melissa Leo: Hairstyles of an Oscar Nominee at Sundance

Here is hairstylist Creighton Bowman’s 2-day diary of his work with the amazing Melissa Leo who is at Sundance promoting her movie “Red State”, won a Golden Globe and was just nominated for the Oscars!

Day 1:

“For our fist look I decided to bring out her natural curls. Starting on towel dried hair I used Leonor Greyl Algues Et Fleurs styling spray for curly hair from root to ends. Then, I added Eclat Naturel styling cream to make her curls soft and shiny. Using a diffuser on my blow dryer and on a low setting, I dried in all her natural waves. To finish this great natural look, a couple drops of Serum De Soie Sublimateur frizz protector was perfect! Her hair stayed all night!”


Day 2:

“The Oscar announcements hit Sundance! I wanted Melissa to look extra special, but still maintaining the natural look of this film festival. Blown out beautiful hair with soft waves was a perfect way to go.
Starting on towel dried hair, I used Leonor Greyl Voluforme styling spray from root to ends. Using a medium sized round brush, I did a standard blow out to straighten her curls, followed with a light misting of Condition Naturelle heat protecting spray so I could use a 3/4" curling iron to create soft natural waves. 2 drops of Serum De Soie Sublimateur for great shine and a couple sprays of Laque Souple soft styling spray completed this awesome look on such a big day! It held up during an interview outside in a snow storm! Amazing!”


Zooey Deschanel's Hairstylist and Makeup Artist on How They Created Her Sundance Looks


Hairstylist Creighton Bowman and makeup artist Sonia Lee wanted to share with you their tips on how they got Zooey Deschanel ready for her premiere of “My Idiot Brother” at Sundance.

Sonia prepped her skin with Votre Vu skin care before applying very light makeup:

“I started with SpecialEyes Intensive Eye Treatment, Champagne Kisses Enhancing Lip Balm and Tragic Magic Rescue Crème for a good nourishing base all over the face, eyes and lips – which is essential in the weather we have at Sundance. Then, I used Amour d’Ore multi-vitamin oil for face, body and hair, applied some Luxee Yeux Eye Beauty Balm for even more moisture around the eyes, and finished with Attentive Crème de Nuit for sensitive skin. These really soothed her skin for a long-lasting fresh look.”

If you liked Zooey’s long soft waves, here is how Creighton achieved the look:

“Starting on towel-dried hair, I used Leonor Greyl Lait Luminescence Bi-Phase detangling milk sprayed on the ends. Then, from root to ends, I used Mousse Au Lotus Volumatrice volumizing mousse to give lift at the crown. I used a medium sized round brush to smoothe her hair. Then I gave a light spraying of Condition Naturelle heat protecting spray all over. Using a 1" curling iron, I created soft waves to her super long hair. Perfect for a winter Sundance look!”

Greenleaf Review


Their expertise in fragrance, color, wax, product formulations and packaging differentiates them from other lines in this industry. They strive to coordinate all of these attributes to yield a superior quality fragrance. The fragrances we offer vary from the simple warmth of Cinnamon to more complex fine fragrances like Bamboo & Blossoms, Blushing Tulips, or Classic Linen. To guarantee consistency across the product lines, each and every fragrance is specifically formulated to provide the strong and "true to the end" fragrance our customers have come to associate with Greenleaf.


Their Signature Candles ($16) make an elegant statement with their pleasant fragrances. She just recently added two new scent to their line, Haven and Trellis.

I recently received two candles from their signature line, Blushing Tulips and Roses. Great as receiving a bouquet of flowers, these particular scents would make great gifts for Valentine's Day! I don't have a preference since both smell really good. "Roses" has a light, yet beautiful scent. While on the other hand, "Blushing Tulips" has a much stronger smell (with a tinge of sandalwood and musk) that is just as beautiful as the other scent. Other scents I wouldn't mind trying are Valencia (a mix of mandarin, lily, cashmere, musk, woodsy notes, and jasmine), Vanilla, Orange & Honey, Magnolia, and Tuscan Vineyard.


I also received the Large Rose Sachet ($2.50), which is great for any room, vehicle, and vacuum cleaner bags. You can even simmer the contents to enjoy this fragrance! The Rose sachet has a surprisingly stronger scent than the candle. I placed this sachet in my closet and I am surprised how strong the scent is even after a few weeks. Definitely a steal at $2.50!

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Emma Roberts' Radiant Look for "Homework" Premiere at Sundance


We just heard from makeup artist Sonia Lee how she prepped Emma Roberts’ skin to make her look more radiant than ever for her premiere of “Homework” at Sundance, last weekend:

“Emma Roberts has gorgeous young skin. I started with Votre Vu SpecialEyes Intensive Eye Treatment before I applied makeup, and used a bit of Amour d'Ore multi- vitamin oil for face, body and hair to prep her skin and keep the moisture in. Champagne Kisses Enhancing Lip Balm made her lips feel soft and gave me the perfect base for lip color.”

Lea Journo Cosmetique High Performance Hair Care Products Review

From Brad Pitt to Orlando Bloom, Kate Bosworth to Britney Spears, the stars just can't get enough of this Parisian dynamo.

In just 3 short years, this hairstylist extraordinaire managed to conquer the toughest city and clientele in the world.

Today she not only owns Beverly Hills' hippest salon at the Beverly Wilshire on Rodeo Drive, but manages to travel the world keeping her jet-set star clientele happy.

Yet for all her chic credentials, Lea remains the warmest, funniest, least affected person in what can often be a very affected town and business.

Perhaps that's why Beverly Hills has so quickly and happily embraced Paris' latest export as their stylist of choice for beautiful, glamorous hair.


Lea's vision of beauty is now a tangible reality for her clients in and out of the salon with the launch of Lea Journo Cosmetique - a performance hair care collection created by Lea for glamorous, beautiful, healthy-looking hair.


If you suffer from dry and / or damaged hair, the Travel Size Hydra-Riche Hydrating Shampoo ($10) will truly deliver moisture that your hair is in need of. It has a slightly minty smell that I find natural and refreshing. It also gives my hair a fresh and clean feeling without stripping my hair like some shampoos have a tendency to do. When used in conjunction with their Travel Size Hydra-Riche Hydrating Conditioner ($10), your hair will look lush and healthy! You can also give your hair an extra healthy boost with their Revive French Plum Oil ($65), which is ultra conditioning and indulging.


Whenever I have the extra time, I love to use their Pouf Volumizing Spray ($28) to add more bounce and shine to my hair. My hair is somewhat thick, but some days it looks thin, depending on what product(s) I've used in my hair. I like that this product doesn't weigh my hair down like some do and gives my hair the boost that it needs! It has a light, yet pleasant scent of Tahitian Vanilla extract to UV protect and de-stress.

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Long Hair Lovers Giveaway



Prize: One winner will receive a 4-Product Hair Growth System (a $99 value) from Long Hair Lovers.

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Long, lovely hair can be yours in just a few weeks with our latest giveaway, the Longhairlovers 4-Product Healthy Hair Growth System! This powerful blend of natural & organic ingredients includes Longhairlovers' patent-pending formula that naturally encourages hair growth at the root for faster, healthier hair growth. Longhairlovers products are developed by a professional trichologist (hair and scalp expert) whose own hair reaches to her waist! Perfect for all hair types and ethnicities. If you never thought you could grow your hair before, enter our giveaway and you could be the lucky winner on her way to longer, more beautiful hair!

Longhairlovers was founded in 1999 by Jennifer Bahney, a professional journalist and student of Trichology – an academic para-medical scientific discipline of the hair and scalp. Jennifer believes in a holistic approach to hair care that includes proper nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction, as well as chemically-limited products with organic ingredients.

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AZO Products and Vera Bradley Cosmetic Bag Giveaway



Prize: One winner will receive a Vera Bradley Large Cosmetic Bag (in Totally Turq pattern) filled with the entire line of AZO products (STANDARD Maximum Strength, CRANBERRY, TEST STRIPS, YEAST, ITCH RELIEF Maximum Strength, Analgesic Wipes, and Topical Analgesic Cream; a $75 value).

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AZO is the only over-the-counter brand that boasts the most comprehensive and effective line of products for urinary and vaginal care. This kit will help provide the relief and maintain health.

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Lidareme Review and Giveaway



Prize: Two winners will receive a Power Trio Gift Set. This includes Skinsensual Oil, The Balm, and Coconut Citrus Body Scrub.

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Their name reflects the three legs of their message and their mission – caring, responsibility, and self-worth. They care about you, and they care about our planet. They feel responsible for the wellness and beauty of each other and for the generations that will follow us. In choosing a name for their company, they searched for one word that would convey who they are. When they couldn't find that word, they created their own. Lidaremé (pronounced Lid-Are-May), means "I give myself". Their name, and the products that carry their name, remind their customers – who give so much of themselves every day helping and nurturing others – that they must not forget to take care of themselves. Give yourself and your body a treat. You've earned it. And you deserve it.


The Power Trio Gift Set ($50) includes Skinsensual Oil, The Balm, and Coconut Citrus Body Scrub, which are their three best sellers. The gift set comes in a large cotton jewelry bag. With the Skinsensual Oil, you have a choice of three fragrances to choose from: Ylang Ylang & Sandalwood, Lavender, and Vanilla Citrus. I opted for the Ylang Ylang & Sandalwood since I am very fond of these two scents.

One of my most favorite beauty products to use are body scrubs. Therefore, I was thrilled to try out theirs! Their Coconut Citrus Body Scrub smells like it is almost good enough to nibble on. Tantalizing scents of Coconut and Lemon makes it quite tempting! Most importantly, this scrub rejuvenates the skin by gently sloughing off dead skin cells and leaving it soft and smooth.

Note: Use during bath or shower. Massage onto moist skin with hands or luffah, rinse with warm water. Coconut oil may harden if kept in cool temperature, will melt on contact with skin. Use once or twice weekly. Best used prior to shaving.

I'm usually not particularly fond of body balms, because most of the ones I tried before leave an icky, greasy feeling. That isn't the case at all with theirs! It makes my skin feel soft, smooth, and hydrated without a tinge of greasiness. I love that it also has a soothing and earthy scent. This has been my go-to product during this season. This body balm was even featured in Everyday with Rachael Ray!

Skinsensual is a sensational body and massage oil that is great at relaxing sore muscles and hydrating the skin. It is free from synthetic ingredients and potential allergy causing nut oils. This body oil contains pure, therapeutic grade Apricot Kernel Oil which is safe and gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. I love using it after I take a shower. It makes my skin feel soft and supple.

Overall, this is a great kit to have to get through the winter!

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Saks Fifth Avenue, Harper's Bazaar and Estee Lauder Event

Saks Fifth Avenue, Harper's Bazaar and Estee Lauder are proud the second-annual Fabulous at Every Age search! They've collaborated to find five of America’s most fabulous women, ages 20-60+ and honor them at a gala hosted by Estee Lauder spokes model Elizabeth Hurley.

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE PARTNERS WITH ESTEE LAUDER AND HARPERS BAZAAR FOR THE “FABULOUS AT ANY AGE” READER SEARCH

Saks Fifth Avenue has teamed up with Estee Lauder and Harper’s Bazaar to find five of America’s chicest women, ages 20-60+, in the second-annual Fabulous at Every Age search, inspired by one of the magazine’s most popular features. The event will take at select Saks Fifth Avenue Stores from January 20-22 from 11:00am until 6:00pm local time. (See below for specific dates.)

To enter the contest, you can nominate yourselves or other fabulous women at at all-day casting calls at select Estée Lauder counters at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores where women will have the chance to get a makeup touch-up from a Beauty Advisor, try the Fabulous at Every Age lip colors, then pose for a digital photo which can be uploaded immediately to the contest .

Five finalists, each representing a decade between 20 and 60+, will receive a $5,000 cash prize and be honored at a VIP party hosted by Estée Lauder Spokesmodel Elizabeth Hurley at Hearst Tower in New York City on April 12. One grand prize winner will be selected from the finalists and receive an additional cash prize of $5,000.

EVENT DATE: 1/20/2011
STORE: Beverly Hills
ESTÉE LAUDER COUNTER: 310-275-4211 x 5362

EVENT DATE: 1/20/2011
STORE: Boston
ESTÉE LAUDER COUNTER: 617-262-8500 x5330

EVENT DATE: 1/20/2011
STORE: Chicago
ESTÉE LAUDER COUNTER: 312-944-6500 x5362

EVENT DATE: 1/20/2011
STORE: New York City
ESTÉE LAUDER COUNTER: 212-940-2155

EVENT DATE: 1/20/2011
STORE: Orlando
ESTÉE LAUDER COUNTER: 407-816-5416

EVENT DATE: 1/21/2011
STORE: Las Vegas
ESTÉE LAUDER COUNTER: 702-840-1362

EVENT DATE: 1/21/2011
STORE: Richmond
ESTÉE LAUDER COUNTER: 804-320-6960 x 5362

EVENT DATE: 1/22/2011
STORE: Cincinnati
ESTÉE LAUDER COUNTER: 513-421-6800 x 5362

EVENT DATE: 1/22/2011
STORE: Dallas
ESTÉE LAUDER COUNTER: 972-716-7000 x 5243

EVENT DATE: 1/22/2011
STORE: Houston Galleria
ESTÉE LAUDER COUNTER: 713-627-0500 x 5557

EVENT DATE: 1/22/2011
STORE: Short Hills
ESTÉE LAUDER COUNTER: 973-315-1362

Julianna Margulies' Hairstylist Spills on How He Got Her 2011 Golden Globes Look


Julianna Margulies’ braided chignon looked great at the Golden Globes on Sunday night! Read on for tips from hairstylist Matthew Monzon on how to get the look:


“We wanted to go with something simple, chic, and somewhat understated. We started off with clean damp hair. I took Leonor Greyl Sérum de Soie Sublimateur and worked it into the hair through the ends. Then, I blow-dried straight with a round brush to give some volume through the top. Once dry, I pulled the hair back into a low ponytail and secured with a bungee-band and did a fishtail braid to create a bit of texture and interest to the chignon. Once finished with the braid I wrapped the braid and pinned it into a chignon and finished off the look with Elnet hairspray.”

Votre Vu CHAMPAGNE KISSES Enhancing Lip Balm Review


Lines that form around the lips are amongst the telltale signs of aging. The Votre Vu CHAMPAGNE KISSES Enhancing Lip Balm ($29) will help minimize this problem by plumping your lips, while also rejuvenating them. While I'm not showing any signs of aging yet, I love using this product since I have small lips and love how it slightly plumps them up.

The Votre Vu CHAMPAGNE KISSES Enhancing Lip Balm is also a great product to use to keep your lipstick from bleeding and feathering. This lip balm is made with soothing, nourishing, and healing sweet almond oil, coconut oil, and shea butter. Apply as necessary to gently enhance the volume of your lips while protecting them from elements such as the sun and wind.

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Golden Globes - Selena Gomez

While Anastasia Soare tended to the brows of Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Kim Kardashian, and Eva Longoria, celebrity make-up artist Karan Mitchell played with coral and golden hues to achieve Selena Gomez’s ultra feminine, fun and flirty look, using exclusively Anastasia Beverly Hills products.


INSPIRATION: For the Golden Globes, Selena chose a beautiful Catherine Deane coral colored gown with golden chain accents. Karan Mitchell wanted the make up to be complimentary to her dress so she focused on the coral and golden shades.

STEPS TO ACHIEVE SELENA’S SHOW STOPPING EYES & LASHES

For the base of the lid, Mitchell used the first two shades from the ILLUMIN8 with YOUTHFUL SYNERGY™ COMPLEX EYE SHADOW PALETTE #1 ($40), blending on the eyelid as well as from the crease to the brow as a highlight.

Then she blended the soft plum accent shade 4 from ILLUMIN8 with YOUTHFUL SYNERGY™ COMPLEX EYE SHADOW PALETTE #1 ($40) on the crease as well as blending up and outward all the way to the eyebrow on the outer edges.

Next, Mitchell wet the deep onyx shade from ILLUMIN8 with YOUTHFUL SYNERGY™ COMPLEX EYE SHADOW PALETTE #2 ($40) and used it as a liquid liner on the top lashes.

Treat your eyelashes as you do your hair. You want to round-brush Lash Lifting Mascara ($22) into the root of your upper and lower lashes for definition.

STEPS TO ACHIEVE SELENA’S FIERCE BROWS

To define brows begin with sketching in Brow Wiz (Selena used Medium Ash; $20) over brows using light upward strokes, filling in brows completely, as if you were drawing little hairs.

Then use the wand brush on the other end of Brow Wiz ($20) to blend the brow color through. This will soften the product and create a natural effect.

To highlight the brow bone apply Brow Duality (Selena used Camille/ Sand; $23) highlighter pencil on the brow bone starting above the iris to the end of the brow and blend using the fingertip.

To ensure longevity brush Clear Brow Gel ($21) in short upward strokes, being sure to apply in the same direction of hair growth. This will lock it in!

STEPS TO ACHIEVE SELENA’S GORGEOUS LIPS & CHEEKS

Using the amazing wand, swipe HydraFull Gloss ($21) across the lips.

Using your ring finger gently tap the crème cheek color from the Highlighting Crème Duo (Selena used St Tropez; $35) to apples of cheeks, blending to hairline.

For a sexy glow and highlighted cheekbones apply a small amount of the liquid highlighter along the cheekbones and blend on to your shoulders too!

Manic Panic Cosmetics Collection Review


A collection of edgy and bold rock-goth palettes with the most distinct and seductive unconventional looks in mind; each can be tailored to one’s level of personal expression.

Kits feature one-of-a-kind instructions direct from Tish & Snooky, showcasing a progression of hot looks ranging innocently from PG-13 to Rated X.

Palettes include dramatic and seductive eye statements, deathly luscious lip lacquers, and complete looks for the ultimate decadent outing.


The Lip Locked Lipstick in Vampire's Kiss ($8) is one of the best lipsticks I've ever used. I usually don't wear darker lipstick in the winter time since I don't think it looks flattering on me due to my skin tone being much lighter. However, I decided to take a shot in the dark and try out something different for a change. I'm so glad that I did since I receive a lot of compliments whenever I wear this particular shade. Despite the price, it is not cheap in quality since it is deeply pigmented and has strong staying power.

The Lip Locked Lipstick is available in even more bold and daring colors: Postmortem (black) and Deadly Night (plum). I'm quite sure that fearless and gorgeous Beth Ditto would approve!


I decided to shy away from my usual shades of nail polish (pale pink, green, and blue) opted for the Extreme Nail Lacquer ($4) in Hellfire and Immortal.

The Hellfire doesn't quite look like the shade that is shown in the picture above, but it is just as gorgeous! Just not as red as I was expecting it to be. On the site, they describe it as being red nail polish with black glitter. At least, that is what I think they mean by red/black glitter in parenthesis beside the name of the nail polish. Instead, it is black nail polish with red glitter and it is stunning! Either way it would be a rocking color to wear on Valentine's Day. The Immortal is a basic black nail polish that is a must have for anyone who doesn't want to get lost at a sea of followers. If you prefer a little glitter with your black nail polish, the Heavy Metal shade is also available.

The Extreme Nail Lacquer is also available in Bloody Thirsty, which is a beautiful shade of plum.


The Eye Wear Glossy Mascara ($8) has become one of my favorite mascaras. It gives my lashes a dramatic impact by making them look longer, thicker, and glossier without giving me the dreaded raccoon look. At $8, this is a beauty steal that is hard to pass up since it isn't easy finding a good quality mascara at this price.

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Easy to Follow Tips for Younger Looking Skin

Everyone wants to look their best. A fresh, youthful look is sought after to increase the chances of getting a job, attracting a mate or just to boost self confidence.

Youth seekers often turn to extreme diets, weight loss and eventually plastic surgery as a solution. However, the most expensive and radical procedures and products are not always the best answer. The most important lesson Dr. Gerald Imber has learned from performing several thousand facelifts is that looking young and staying young is about more than surgery.

Following are some of the easiest steps you can take advantage of today to start to slow (and reverse) the effects of aging. They incorporate Dr. Imber’s modern take on anti-aging and unique philosophy of prevention maintenance correction.

DON'T

Don’t Smoke. The result is loss of elasticity, sagging and wrinkles.

Don’t gain or lose weight repeatedly. Skin that does not respond to weight loss by shrinking looks loose, empty and haggard. The older you are or the more weight you need to lose, the more likely this problem will arise. Avoid significant weight gain, lose slowly and, above all, find your optimal weight and maintain it..

Don’t get too thin. Hollow cheeks and thin skin makes an adult look frail, weak and old.

Don’t Run. At least don’t be a long-term, long-distance jogger. The loss of fat padding in the cheeks as well as the constant rising and pounding down which lifts and pulls the facial skin away from the underlying muscles and bones causes the skin to sag. These things have a negative effect on one’s appearance.

Don’t do Facial exercises. They cause wrinkles.

Avoid the Sun. It’s the primary accelerator of loosening and wrinkling of the skin. It causes pigment changes, sunspots and other unsightly eruptions.

Don’t Passively Stretch Skin. When you prop your hand on your cheek or wash and apply products in a downward motion, you are passively stretching your skin.

DO

Cleanse, use anti-oxidants and moisturizers.

Towel off briskly for exfoliation. It helps remove heaped-up dead skin cells and allows healthy young cells to reach the surface. Always go from the down to up direction to avoid stretching the skin downward to help gravity. Be gentle and do not apply much pressure.

Apply skin treatments and serums to clean, dry skin.

Make sure anti-oxidants penetrate the skin.Vitamin C and vitamin E are among the most potent antioxidants for treating the skin, but if they can’t get into the skin, they can’t work their magic. Dr. Imber created Youth Corridor Antioxidant Boost Skin Serum with 10% Vitamin C, E and Melatonin to allow a larger dose of antioxidants to penetrate through the keratinized layer of the skin due to melatonin’s lipophillic nature.

Moisturizers with a sun screen are a must to protect from the sun. If a sunscreen is used separately it should be applied before the moisturizer so it can penetrate.

Dr. Imber is one of the world's leading plastic surgeons with decades of experience in plastic surgery and facial rejuvenation. He has authored numerous scientific papers and given lectures on prevention and correction of facial aging, written several books about the care and maintenance of a youthful appearance, including the revolutionary best-selling, anti-aging manual, The New Youth Corridor and created a skin care line featured in magazines such as W and Harper's Bazaar that delivers large doses of antioxidants for proven results.

Dr. Imber is prepared to help an entire generation of patients to look their best. I hope you will consider an interview with him to discuss how the approach to anti-aging differs if you're in your 20's, 40's, 60's+, when and which in-office procedures make sense, what are the risks, and when should you do them as well as what ingredients have proven to be ground-breaking in anti-aging products.

Thomas Dunkin Styles Actress Rachel McAdams for "Morning Glory" Paris Photocall

On Friday, January 14th at the Hotel Meurice in Paris, the cast of the romantic comedy “Morning Glory” came together at the final stop on their European promotional tour for the romantic comedy. As in Berlin and London, actress Rachel McAdams sported another effortlessly chic hair “must” courtesy of Sebastian Professional stylist Thomas Dunkin.


To achieve Rachel’s sexy and flirtatious look that’s feminine and fun, follow Thomas’ following tips:

1.
Add Sebastian Professional Potion 9 Light to wet hair and blow-dry hair with a very large round brush.

2. As each section dries, wrap it around your fingers and secure the section with a clip.

3. Once the whole head has been blown out and pinned, spray Sebastian Professional Shaper Fierce hairspray at the roots for extra hold and support.

4. Sections are then taken out in a random fashion for an “accidental” side part.

5.
Use hands to manipulate the hair into shape, pulling the fringe down over one eye.

Tim McGraw Silver Fragrance Giveaway



Prize: One winner will receive Tim McGraw's Silver Fragrance.

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To coincide with the launch of SILVER, Tim McGraw’s new fragrance, Tim has designed a limited-edition belt buckle that benefits his charity, Neighbor’s Keeper, starting January 14, 2011. Housed on http://www.timmcgraw.com, the public will be able to enter for a chance to win a limited-edition belt buckle. For every entry made, a donation of $1 will be made to Neighbor’s Keeper.


Neighbor’s Keeper was founded by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in 2004 out of their desire to help people in need and encourage the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors. Neighbor's Keeper seeks to strengthen communities by contributing to diverse projects with primary emphasis on children's initiatives.

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Super by Dr. Nicholas Perricone


Super foods are the world's (and our skin's) new super heroes. Inspired by a passion to feed hungry skin, Dr. Nicholas Perricone — founder of the highly effective skincare brand Perricone MD — created SUPER, a nourishing collection of formulas for your face and body. Infused with phytonutrients derived from some of the most powerful superfoods and formulated with advanced patented sciences, SUPER allows your skin to indulge in nature's most nutritional bounty.

Skin Nutrition Lunchbox $65

Super 3-Minute Facial with Ginger $50

Super Face & Eye Cleanser with Açaí $30

Super Body Toning Serum with Olive $35

Super Supermodel Legs with Chili Pepper $30

Super Hand & Cuticle Cream with Yogurt $30

Super O-Mega Moisture with Chia $40

Super Detox Elixir with Watercress $30

Super Acne Treatment with Green Apple $50

Super Bright Eyed with Melon $50

Super Lush Lips with Coconut Oil $20

Super Night Recharge with Red Algae $50

Super Hyper Hydrator with Coconut Water $40