Posted by Total Beauty on 04/09/12 at 02:23PM
Japan is known for many things. Eccentric Harajuku fashion, an 18-step skin care regimen, and a five-floor "sex museum." But above all, Japan is the uncontested country for having the most fabulous nail art.
While nail art is just beginning to trend in the states, Japan has been obsessed with gluing, bedazzling, and decoupaging their gel-manicured hands for more than 18 years. Nails have become just as much a fashion staple as the v-neck t-shirt -- everybody wears it.
And the woman that's put Japan on the nail art map is Aiko, the celebrity nail artist that's responsible for Lady Gaga's and Katy Perry's red carpet nail decor. From Swarovski crystals to studs to gigantic bows that Hello Kitty would be proud of, Aiko has carefully glued them all at her seven salon locations in… Read More »
Posted by Total Beauty on 04/06/12 at 01:22PM
I'm sitting with a cup of coffee in my manicured hands, while my hair is getting blown out by two gorgeous men, looking out at a very serene, very peaceful, very pretty pool with lilies floating on its blue surface. I'm at the Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon on Melrose Place. I've had quite a few blowouts in my day, and let me tell you, I've never had a blowout done by two incredibly charming, good-looking, immaculately dressed men in suits and dress shoes.
After shampooing, conditioning, and drying my hair, celebrity hairstylist Jason Low takes one-inch vertical sections of my hair and wraps them around a 1/2-inch brush. Then he twists, flips the hair over, twists, flips it again, and with a flick of his wrist, he releases a perfect wave. Does that sound complicated? That's… See more »
Posted by Total Beauty on 04/05/12 at 11:28AM
In case you hadn't heard, April 14th will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the "Unsinkable" Titanic. Not exactly a joyous occasion but one that's being feted nonetheless; Twentieth Century Fox will release "Titanic 3D" on April 4th, there've been a slew of cool new photos taken at the site of the wreckage and, to get in on (cash in on) the all the fun, QVC has launched a commemorative fragrance -- although, in fairness, it's not as creepy as it sounds and is, in fact, kind of sweet. Here's the deal ...
One of the 2228 passengers who set sail from Southampton on that fateful cruise was a guy from Manchester named Adolphe Saafeld. Turns out that Mr. Saafeld was a perfumier who was making the crossing to debut a new fragrance in America. When the ship struck the iceberg,… Read More »
Posted by Total Beauty on 04/04/12 at 10:54AM
Day: Saturday, April 14
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: At select Bath & Body Works store locations across the country
In celebration of spring and all the lovely fragrances that come with the season, Bath & Body Works is hosting their very own spring fling! On Saturday, April 14th, you can join the party at select store locations across the country.
Fans of the Bath & Body Works' Signature Collection will get a chance to sit down with a fragrance expert for a one-on-one fragrance makeover consultation. And you can also test your scent skills with the "Blind Fragrance Test," which will automatically enter you to win a Signature Fine Fragrance Mist of your choosing.
Plus, if you make a full-size fragrance purchase, you will receive a free shower gel -- in Japanese Cherry Blossom,… Read More »