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Beauty Ingredients 101: Jojoba Oil

Propylene glycol, stearalkonium, phenoxyethanol… can you pronounce the names of the ingredients in your hair care products? I know I can’t. I didn’t even know how to pronounce jojoba oil (it’s “ho-ho-bah” oil, by the way). Let’s all learn something new today, eh?

Tea-Tree-Oil-Jojoba-Oil Skincare BeautySimmondsia chinenis seed oil, better known as jojoba oil, is one of the most popular natural moisturizers. It’s derived from the jojoba plant found in the deserts of Arizona (represent!), California, and Mexico. Jojoba seed extract contains alpha, delta, and gamma tocopherols (forms of Vitamin E), which offer amazing hydration for hair, skin and nails.

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Perricone MD Firming Neck Therapy Review

Another embarrassing secret I’ll share: despite my age (I’m a ripe old 28), I already have some embarrassing turkey-like wrinkles forming on my neck. (Caused by all the head craning when I walk past Sephora’s yummy window displays, no doubt.) To battle the lines while I still have time, I tested Perricone MD’s Firming Neck Therapy.

How does it work? The product has anti-glycating qualities to combat premature wrinkles that develop as a result of excess sugar compounds, which bind to protein fibers and cause them to become dry, brittle and less tensile.

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Iggy Azalea’s Hair and Makeup

Iggy-Azalea-Makeup Hair Celebrity Makeup TipsFirst things first: she’s the realest.  Iggy Azalea has us all starry-eyed for more than just her “Fancy” single with fellow musical babe Charli XCX. This girl is truly beauty with an attitude.

Let’s discuss the look first. Iggy told VH1 her quick-fix makeup tips to get ready in a jiffy (video after the jump): Continue reading Iggy Azalea’s Hair and Makeup

Celebrity Makeup: Eva Longoria in Allure

Being a former Desperate Housewives seductress and one of the most beautiful women in the world just isn’t enough for Eva Longoria – she had to show up in Allure looking amazing in one of those ’50s bathing suits I’m still coveting right now, six years later. Since publishing, this look has become one of Eva’s most popular of all time. Continue reading Celebrity Makeup: Eva Longoria in Allure

John McCain’s Makeup Costs $5,000 – And Don’t Mention His Hair

If I appear on prime time television when I’m 72 years old, I’ll spend as much on hair and makeup as my budget allows. Apparently, John McCain’s got five grand tucked away for just such an occasion.

US Weekly reported that McCain gets TV-ready with makeup artist Tifanie White, who’s worked on So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol. According to the Federal Election Commission, McCain paid the 2002 beauty-school grad $5,583.43 for her makeup artistry services. Continue reading John McCain’s Makeup Costs $5,000 – And Don’t Mention His Hair