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Music Spotlight: Alicia James

In Entertainment and Celebrity on September 30, 2011 at 5:22 am
We are so glad we’ve found Alicia James.  If your all about pop/r&b, then get ready to treat your ears to an unforgettable sound!


Charlotte Ronson Launches 3 X A Charm Trio

In Beauty and Hair on September 30, 2011 at 4:24 am

Beauty buffs, take note: downtown designer Charlotte Ronson has just launched a brand new cosmetic collection! As one would expect, it is every bit as fresh and feminine as her clothes, demonstrating the same day-to-night wearability. My favorite product? Impossible to choose, but the 3 X A Charm Trio is definitely a top contender!
Exclusive to Sephora (along with the rest of Ronson’s beauty line), this multi-tasking palette is like a “whole new wardrobe for your cheeks”—ready to illuminate, blush or bronze according to your needs. Featuring Light Filter Technology, LFT for short, it magically adapts to any type of lighting to give you a gorgeous glow everywhere from the office to out. Beyond! Date night this weekend? Use the 3 X A Charm Trio with lip gloss and mascara for a look that is totally flawless. xoRZ
Availability: Charlotte Ronson 3 X A Charm Trio ($28). For additional information, visit Sephora.com.
(Spotted at Rachel Zoe)

Be Bobbi’s Next Pretty Powerful Face

In Beauty and Hair on September 30, 2011 at 4:18 am
Bobbi’s on a nationwide search to find her next Pretty Powerful face. Tell her your secrets to confidence and beauty and you could win a feature in her latest campaign, a trip to New York and a Pretty Powerful makeup lesson, plus up to $500 worth of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.

Enter now through November 11th 2011.  Visit Bobbi Brown Cosmetics for more details.

Dating: The Dos and Don’ts of Giving a Guy Your Phone Number

In Living on September 30, 2011 at 4:11 am
Giving a guy your digits requires finesse.  Glamour has provided a few tips that will help make your dating life a lot easier!
Do remember that confidence is key
Most dudes are terrified to ask for a girl’s info.  So if you ‘ve been chatting up a nice, cute guy all night, don’t be afraid to take the reins. Grab a cocktail napkin-old school style-and scribble your digits down.  Hand it to him, and tell him that you’d love to keep the conversation going some other time.
Don’t give him your email if  you wouldn’t give him your phone number
If you’re not enjoying his company, and you don’t want to see him again, don’t suggest swapping emails in lieu of numbers, and hope he gets the hint.  Instead, it’s best to follow the advice in the next point.
Don’t let him know if you’re just not that interested
If you don’t like him, don’t give him your contact info.  Neither of you will benefit if you ignore all of his calls and texts.  Of course you don’t want to be rude when you turn him down–and you don’t have to be.  I know it can be tempting to tell him a white lie, but it’s best to politely decline.
Don’t give out a fake number
This it so mean!  We’re not in middle school anymore, so rather than prank the poor guy, just let him down easy.

Music Video: Sara Bareilles "Gonna Get Over You"

In Entertainment and Celebrity on September 29, 2011 at 5:19 am
Check out Sara Bareilles new single and video for her new hit “Gonna Get Over You” from her sophomore album Kaleidoscope Heart. Dancing and singing from the aisles of a grocery store, Sara easily makes us laugh  with her Grease inspired style and Johan Hill’s sense of humor.

Sneak Peak of Lifetime’s Original Movie "Five"

In Entertainment and Celebrity on September 29, 2011 at 4:48 am
The groundbreaking original movie “Five” is an anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives. “Five” highlights the shared experience each short film’s title character endures from the moment of diagnosis, through an interconnected story arc that uses humor and drama to focus on the effect breast cancer and its different stages of diagnosis have on relationships and the way women perceive themselves while searching for strength, comfort, medical breakthroughs and, ultimately, a cure.
Directed by Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, Independent Spirit Award winner Patty Jenkins (“Monster”) and Penelope Spheeris (“Wayne’s World”). 
From executive producers Aniston, Marta Kauffman (“Friends”), Paula Wagner (“The Last Samurai,” “Mission: Impossible”), Kristin Hahn (“The Departed,” “The Switch”), Kevin Chinoy (“Greg the Bunny,” “Warren the Ape”) and Francesca Silvestri (“Greg the Bunny,” “Warren the Ape”). 
The all-star ensemble cast includes Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson (“Pieces of April”), Rosario Dawson (“Sin City”), Lyndsy Fonseca (“How I Met Your Mother”), Ginnifer Goodwin (“Big Love”), Josh Holloway (“Lost”), Taylor Kinney (“The Vampire Diaries”), Jenifer Lewis (“The Princess and the Frog”), Jennifer Morrison (“House M.D.”), Kathy Najimy (“WALL-E”), Golden Globe Award winner Bob Newhart (“Horrible Bosses”), Annie Potts (“Law & Order: SVU”), Tracee Ellis Ross (“Girlfriends”), Emmy and Golden Globe winner Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”), and Emmy nominees Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested Development”) and Jeanne Tripplehorn (“Big Love”).
Here’s a sneak peak of the movie which premieres Monday, 10/10/11 on Lifetime.
Visit My Lifetime TV for more details.

Things You Should Have and Should Know By The Time Your 30

In Living on September 29, 2011 at 4:11 am
By your 30th birthday,  there are lessons you should have learned and experiences you should have lived through.  Must of use will have gone through a broken heart, a lost love, financial mishaps or difficulties with our self image. Whether your 30 years old or approaching, these are a list of things that are worth having and knowing.

By 30 you should have:
– One old boyfriend you  can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you’ve come.
– A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.
– Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.
– The realization that you are actually going to have an old age- and some money set aside to help fund it.
– An e-mail address, a voice mailbox and a bank account-all of which nobody has access to but you.
– One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.
– A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill and a black lace bra.
– A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine and a plan for dealing with those few other facets of life that don’t get better after 30.

By 30, you should know:
– How to fall in love without losing yourself.
– How to feel about having kids.
– How to quit a job, break up with a man and confront a friend without ruining the friendship.
– When to try harder and when to walk away.
– The names of: the secretary of state, your great-grandmother and the best tailor in town.
– How to live alone, even if you don’t like it.
– That you can’t change the length of your calves, the width of your hips or the nature of your parents.
– Your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.
– Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault.
Get more at Glamour

10 Things You Should Always Have in Your Car

In Living on September 29, 2011 at 4:11 am
Mir Kamin, a contributor at BlogHer.com, complied a list of 10 important things every woman should have in her car for emergencies. Continue to see how well prepared you are.
10) Standard emergency kit items. This includes things like a flashlight, tire gauge, etc. Check out this great little video from Lauren Fix’s Howdini on what to have stocked in your kit: 
The only change/addition I’d offer is that — particularly if you have a small car — it may not be practical to carry actual blankets. Consider picking up a few emergency mylar blankets to keep in your glove box for emergencies, instead. They’re cheap and tiny. 
Also, even though crank-handle flashlights tend to have a weaker beam than conventional ones, you never find yourself cursing dead batteries. The flashlight I keep in my car is always a wind-up one. 
9) Personal paper products. I keep tissues in the car at all times, and I’m always glad I do. Those people you drive past who are not-so-surreptitiously picking away while tooling down the freeway? They forgot their tissues. 
If you have the room, throw a roll of paper towels into the trunk, too. You never know. I also like baby wipes as a multi-purpose “clean up everything” option even when you no longer have babies, but I’ve learned the hard way that here in the South they dry out in hot cars, so I’ve sort of given up on that one. 
There’s no delicate way to put this, so I’ll just say it: Ladies, if you’re still menstruating — have supplies in your car. I know you keep them in your purse. I also know that sometimes the purse stash runs out and you forget to restock and you’re in the car on your way to Somewhere Important Where There Are Only Men and you find yourself thinking of all the things you would cheerfully trade in at that moment for a tampon sans embarrassment. Keep ’em in the glove box. 
8) Umbrella. This is another one of those “But I have one in the house/in my purse/at my office” sorts of things where there’s always a reason not to bother. Umbrellas are cheap and small, and no matter how many you own, you will one day find yourself in the car in a torrential downpour, with all your other umbrellas MIA. 
7) Cell phone charger. I should probably make this one plural; while a cord that fits into your cigarette lighter is a no-brainer, the cost for those portable battery-run chargers and even pocket solar chargers has really come down in recent years. If your cell phone is a lifeline (and really, whose isn’t?) making sure you have a way to charge it on the go is just common sense. 
6) Reusable shopping bags. At the moment my husband and I have three cars in the driveway, and that’s a long and convoluted story I’m not going to share right now, but Way Back When we had one car and one set of reusable grocery bags. The bags lived in the car. Then we got a second car, and the bags lived in the house — virtually guaranteeing that whenever one of us decided to stop to pick up “just a few things” we didn’t have the bags with us. After this happened a few (dozen) times, we bought a second set for the second car. 
When the third vehicle came along we figured it was driven infrequently enough that we could just pull one of the other sets when needed. That ended exactly the way you suppose, with one too many times that someone found themselves bagless. I don’t know about where you live, but where I am, the grocery store sells those bags for a buck apiece; having a set in the car is cheap and you’ll always be glad to have them. 
5) Dog treats and a spare leash. If you’re not an animal lover I suppose you could skip this one… but, um, ever read Cujo? The chances of having to distract an angry dog are probably slim, but having Milkbones handy is never a bad idea. (Bonus: If you have a dog, yourself, you’ll probably be glad to have a treat handy at some point when your pooch is in tow.) 
As for the spare leash, well, it’s possible I’m paranoid. But again, it’s not like it takes up a lot of room…. 
4) Snacks with a good long shelf life. Most emergency kits suggest MREs or protein bars, but I consider those true emergency food. What about “short on time and the kids are clamoring for a snack” food? One of my friend keeps packets of peanut butter in the car for her boys; they suck it directly out of the pouches for a protein hit when they’re hungry. Although I generally eschew “individual serving” foods for at home, little packs of cookies, dried fruits and crackers seem to stay fresh longer and save me from a relentless chorus of “Mom, we’re starving!” 
3) Money. There is no feeling of helplessness quite like being late to an appointment and realizing you have no change for the meter. Or maybe that’s just me. I also almost never have cash on me (long live plastic!), so in addition to the pile of meter-change I keep in my car, I have a couple of well-hidden twenties for those dire occasions when I must make a purchase in a venue that only takes cash. 
2) Good Book. I keep a book in the car as a matter of course. Sometimes I get stuck somewhere for a while, and really, having to just sit around and read is… kind of relaxing. 
1) GPS Unit. I don’t leave home without my GPS. Maybe you have a good sense of direction, but I do not. I can get lost in my own town. I can get lost coming home from the supermarket. Basically, I can get lost any time I don’t have my GPS, which is why I make sure I always have it. And that includes the power cord, because having a dead GPS in the car is infinitely sadder than having no GPS at all.
(via Lemon Drop)

Fergie, Carrie Underwood and Alicia Keys Rock Out At The iHeartRadio Music Festival

In Entertainment and Celebrity on September 28, 2011 at 4:43 am
Fergie, Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys and more performed onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Alicia Keys:

Burno Mars:
Carrie Underwood:

Chris Martin:

Chanel Iman, Heidi Klum and Others Support amfAR MILANO 2011

In Entertainment and Celebrity, News on September 28, 2011 at 4:38 am
Chanel Iman Model Chanel Iman attends amfAR MILANO 2011 at La Permanente on September 23, 2011 in Milan, Italy.
Models Chanel Iman, Heidi Klum, and other fab celebs came out to support amfAR MILANO 2011 at La Permanente in Milan, Italy.  The event was held in conjunction with Milian Fashion Week to help generate funds in support of life-saving HIV/AID research initiatives. 

Model Heidi Klum attend amfAR MILANO 2011 at La Permanente on September 23, 2011 in Milan, Italy.
Heidi Klum

Model Chanel Iman attends amfAR MILANO 2011 at La Permanente on September 23, 2011 in Milan, Italy.
Chanel Iman

Singer John Legend and TV personality Camilla Alves attend amfAR MILANO 2011 at La Permanente on September 23, 2011 in Milan, Italy.
John Legend and girlfriend Chrissy Teigen

Model Natasha Poly attends amfAR MILANO 2011 at La Permanente on September 23, 2011 in Milan, Italy.
Model Natasha Poly

Melissa Satta attends amfAR MILANO 2011 at La Permanente on September 23, 2011 in Milan, Italy.
Melissa Satta

Marie Claire Fashion Directo Nina Garcia attend amfAR MILANO 2011 at La Permanente on September 23, 2011 in Milan, Italy.
Nina Garcia

Jeanene Fox attends amfAR MILANO 2011 at La Permanente on September 23, 2011 in Milan, Italy.
Jeanene Fox

(images via Zimbio)