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Glee Actress Lea Michele On The Cover Of Allure December 2011 Issue

16 Nov

Photographed by Norman Jean Roy

Lea Michele: Her Allure Photo Shoot

Lea Michele bares it all: the Glee rumors, what it was like to strip down on stage, and why she’s proud to be a diva. Check out these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from her cover shoot with Norman Jean Roy. For more of our interview with the star, pick up the December issue of Allure, on newsstands November 22. For more exclusives, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Michele is confident in her unconventional beauty. “Have I been asked to change anything? Uh-huh. Uh-huh. When I was 15, my mother and I went to meet a manager who said, ‘You have to get a nose job in order for me to work with you,'” Michele tells us. “My mother would say to me, ‘Barbra Streisand never got a nose job. You’re not getting a nose job.’ And this was before I really even knew who Barbra was. I just knew that she was, like, the messiah for girls like me.”

Michele has heard the stories of her diva-like behavior. At a Time magazine party, when a photographer asked who she was, she reportedly replied, “Sarah Palin”—a remark that was taken to be a snotty “Don’t you know who I am?” “I was being silly,” Michele says. “But anyway, that’s a huge thing I learned…. Not everybody knows you and has the same sense of humor. At the same time, if I couldn’t be myself, I’d lose my mind.”

“I came from the theater world, where the word ‘diva’ was awesome,” she continues. “But it’s different in Los Angeles. And this all happened to me so quickly. But I came to L.A., and the first audition I went on was for Glee. And I was on the show two months later and had a very different life.” Here, Michele poses in a lace-and-silk-satin bra by Agent Provocateur and Norma Kamali briefs.

Like many young actresses in the spotlight, Michele became the subject of eating-disorder rumors when she suddenly looked very thin during the summer of 2010. Not so, she says—the weight loss was due to a surgery she had because of an infection in her jaw. “I’m half Italian,” says the actress. “I can eat some bitches under the table.” Polyamide elastane bra by Stella McCartney. Polyester-blend crepe skirt by Moschino. Read More……

Celebrity Beauty Trend

How to achieve Lea Michele’s look- Celebrity Beauty Fashion Trend: Winged Eyeliner

Here are a few tips:

1.) Fill in your brows, no sexy eye is complete without a nice thick brow

2.) Find a good liquid or cream liner. Use a small pointed brush or a pointed eyeliner pencil or pen.  Also, by using a black eyeshadow to start the wing off before using the eyeliner. Starting your liner at the corner of the eyelid extending it outward to the corner of your eye ending it with a wing out movement.  Then go back over the eyeshadow with a liquid eyeliner to seal in the look.

3.) Dramatic eyes call for a nude lip. Keep it classy and sassy. Keeping lips simple and putting  focus only on the eyes not the mouth.

4.) Curling large sections of your hair with a small barrel curling iron,  then comb lightly comb the curls out and spray with a light hairspray. To avoid frizzy curls finish off the look with some shine serum or shine spray of your choice.

Shop Online: Nars 2011 Modern Kabuki Holiday Collection Of Specially Designed Gifts

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For Holiday 2011, NARS introduces Modern Kabuki, a collection of specially designed gifts for the ardent makeup aficionado, inspired by François Nars’ travels throughout Japan, his deep interest in Japanese culture, and his fascination with Kabuki makeup. The collection captures the exquisite artistry of Japan’s Kabuki theater. Every detail is a vibrant, modern, iconic interpretation of the centuries-old dramatic form.

 

Hanamichi Kabuki-Inspired Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00) (narscosmetics.com)

Japanese for “flower path,” this Kabuki theater walkway that extends into the audience was the inspiration for this eyeshadow palette, featuring a Kabuki-themed design and accompanied by a mini Kabuki Eye Brush. The colors are evocative of shades found in Kabuki theater- an icy white with flowers in rich shimmering deep rose and gold and matte black.

Kudoki Kabuki Mini Lip Coffret ($125.00)

Named for an element of Kabuki dance, this year’s take on the Bento Box set features three new vibrant, super-saturated, limited edition shades poured into custom ceramic cups. Included is its own Kabuki Lip Brush and sleek keepsake wooden box.

 

* Ougi Deep red

* Takebue Neutral

* Botan Deep pink

 

Mie Kabuki Mini Soft Touch Shadow Pencil Coffret ($55.00)

A collection of six mini, top-selling and limited edition Soft Touch Shadow Pencils. Just like their namesake Mie Kabuki— which references a moment of high emotion culminating in an extremely dramatic pose—these creamy, blendable, long-wearing crayons create bold, dramatic looks with just a few strokes.

 

* Tall Tale Deep metallic purple

* Magic Moon Deep metallic navy blue

* Ballets Russes Silver

* Aigle Noir Black infused with gold shimmer

* Palladium Turquoise with silver glitter

* Skorpios Copper

Kuroko Kabuki Mini Nail Polish Coffret ($35.00)

The set includes four mini-sized, bold and vivid nail polish colors based on shades traditionally used in Kabuki theatre.

 

* Yoshiwara Red

* Shiro-Nuri White

* Kata Black

* Senryou Gold

Nagauta Kabuki Brush Set ($225.00) (Barneys Exclusive)

Encased in an ultra-luxurious keepsake wooden bento box with red lacquer interior, this exquisite five-piece brush set is named for the principal musical forms in Kabuki theater and includes two new brushes exclusive to the set. Kabuki Eye Brush (exclusive to the set), Botan Brush, Ita Brush, Yachiyo Brush, Kabuki Lip (exclusive to the set).

For Holiday 2011, NARS introduces Modern Kabuki, a collection of specially designed gifts for the ardent makeup aficionado, inspired by François Nars’ travels throughout Japan, his deep interest in Japanese culture, and his fascination with Kabuki makeup. The collection captures the exquisite artistry of Japan’s Kabuki theater. Every detail is a vibrant, modern, iconic interpretation of the centuries-old dramatic form.

MAKES A GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT’S!!!! AN STOCKING STUFFERS!!!!

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Should You Or Shouldn’t You? Lemon Juice Can Be Used To Help Whiten Teeth

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There are many different ways to whiten your teeth at home without having to pay the high prices of professional tooth whitening systems. Lemon juice is an acid, and it causes your teeth to lose calcium, which is why it makes your teeth whiter.

 

Instructions

Things You’ll Need

* Toothbrush

* Baking soda

* Lemon juice

* Fluoride toothpaste

How to Whiten Your Teeth Using Lemon Juice

* 1

Brush and floss your teeth like you would usually.

* 2

Put baking soda and one drop of lemon juice onto your toothbrush.

* 3

Brush your teeth a second time with the lemon juice and baking soda mixture.

* 4

Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water.

* 5

Brush your teeth for the final time with fluoride toothpaste.

Skin Food: Cucumber Lemon Water Very Nutritious For The Skin And Body Healthiness

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People are aware that cucumber is used for beauty regimen especially for reducing eye bags. However, only few know that cucumber is one of the most watery vegetable that can now be use for losing weight. Is it really possible to reduce weight by merely eating and or incorporating cucumber in your meal?

The truth is, yes that is so true. Cucumber is very nutritious for the skin and for body’s healthiness. As proof read on and find the health benefits of cucumber water diet and how does cucumber helps in losing weight.

1. Low calorie content – this plant has low calorie content and high water content. Calorie and fats is what causes human to increase weight.

2. Diuretic – though it has high water content also is has water retention that will aid you lose water which is the common reason of gaining weight.

3. Increase Fluids – water helps flush toxins in our body therefore drinking lots of water is of great help in your losing weight program. The fact that cucumber has high water content it is best to include it in your diet plan to increase fluid intake.

4. Fiber rich – it has fiber that helps in digestion and it helps in filling you up and encourages you to eat less. Better food digestion will help you Losing.

5. It contains protein, carbohydrate, sugar, vitamins K, C, B6 and A. Likewise it has foliate and potassium that is best for Pregnant mom.

These are only five among the many benefits of cucumber water diet. But don’t you know that cucumber has three different types and are taste subtly unlike.

• Lemon cucumber – it’s a round- yellowish-green cucumber with mild nice taste.

• Japanese cucumber – it is a long thin cucumber that has mild taste and best used for salads.

• American cucumber – this type of cucumber has many varieties that range from small pickling into large which is also best for salads. It has mild taste but some varieties taste bitter.

Cucumber can be intake even cooked or raw but what is well liked is raw cucumber. However, one should be cautious in eating raw cucumber that is brought from the supermarkets or nearest grocery store because it may contain insecticide or formalin for it to last longer. You can made cucumber into salad, juiceor soup to refresh and fulfill your appetite with the various nutrients it contains.

Losing weight can never be possible if you don’t know who you can partner with. Of course, when it comes to losing weight your partner is the food you ingest so try cucumber water diet and gain your ideal weight soon.

Since it is no more fashionable to serve bottled water, the trendy hostess needs to dish up the tab water. Last summer, I showed you how to serve a pitcher of waterwith fresh berries. The look was great but the taste of the water is not distinctively altered by the berries.

Cucumber water improves the taste of tap water. Spa aficionados already experience the benefits of cucumber water for improving the look of your skin. On top of it, this drink is simple to make at home.

Cucumber Water Recipe

In order for the cucumber to fully release its juice, you need to prepare it the day before your event.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber, sliced and unpeeled + 6-7 cucumber slices for decoration
  • 1 1/2 to 2 liters of water
  • 3 mint sprigs + 2 mint sprigs for decoration
  • Half a lemon, sliced and unpeeled
  • Ice cubes

In a pitcher, mix the water, cucumber, 3 mint sprigs and lemon. Let it rest on the fridge for 24 hours. If you prepare the water at the last minute, cut the first cucumber in three or four pieces. Then, squeeze the cucumber pieces to release all the juice.

Before serving remove the cucumber slices used to flavor the water. Then stir with a wooden spoon, add some ice cubes,  6 or 7 fresh cucumber slices and the remaining 2 mint sprigs. Enjoy this refreshing drink.

The Natural Nude Look From Burberry Beauty Collection Presented By Wendy Rowe

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NUDE BEIGE NO.01

Price: $30.00

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  • Burberry Lip Cover adds a touch of radiance
  • The lightweight combination of nourishing oils and gel dispersed pigment ensures intense moisture and long lasting colour
  • Burberry Lip Cover contains anti-aging ceramides for fuller lip definition
  • Apply like a normal lipstick or apply to the finger and press into the lips for a more effortless natural colour

PORCELAIN NO.01

Price: $45.00

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  • Burberry Luminous Pressed Powder absorbs excess shine and gives a sheer satin finish
  • Absorbent spherical polymers and micronised powders leave the skin feeling soft, supple and shine free
  • To apply, lightly dust using the brush provided

TRENCH NO.02

Price: $52.00

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  • Burberry Luminous Fluid Foundation gives the skin a natural fresh radiance
  • The lightweight formula allows optimum light diffusion for a naturally luminous complexion
  • Fluid foundation that hydrates the skin whilst providing long lasting coverage
  • Gently shake the bottle before use
  • Massage across the face like a moisturiser for simple application or for maximum, long lasting flawless coverage apply with a sponge

The natural nude look from the Burberry Beauty collection, presented by Burberry Beauty Artistic Consultant, Wendy Rowe on British models Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne. Discover more Burberry Beauty.

 

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DermStore: Seasons Change And Fashion Evolves Great Skin Never Goes Out Of Style

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Eyelash Enhancer (0.16oz.)

Price: $125.00 NOW $100.00 Save 20%
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What it is:
A lash enhancement formula for a longer, fuller looking lash line.

What it’s used for:
This physician-tested, non-irritating lash enhancement gem completely transforms the appearance of your lashes. If you desire a lash line that looks thick, long and full, SmartLash is the formula for you. The prostaglandin-free blend frees you from the harsh side effects of other lash enhancement products, and is ophthalmologist-approved for wearers of contact lenses and sensitive eyes. Results may be seen in as little as seven days! Also beneficial for brow enhancement.In clinical studies, participants experienced:

  • Up to a 68% increase in the appearance of lash length!*
  • 100% saw an increase in the appearance of eyelash length, fullness and thickness after 30 days.
  • 100% indicated a superior performance of this product when compared to previously used eyelash enhancement products.
  • 100% said they feel like they need less mascara.
  • 100% would recommend SMARTLASH to a friend.

*Results based on a 60-day independent clinical study with product application twice a day.

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Cosmetics: Brow and Lash Enhancer

Ingredient: Peptides

Application Area: Eyelashes , Eye Area

Extreme Night Treatment (1.7oz.)

Price: $72.00
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What it is:
A concentrated anti-aging treatment to help fortify skin and boost moisture levels.

What it’s used for:
AHAVA Extreme Night Treatment delivers exceptional moisture to the skin while helping strengthen your skin’s immune system, resulting in a more age-resilient complexion. Ingredients derived from the Dead Sea and AHAVA’s Osmoter along with Himalayan essences boost collagen production and help smooth wrinkles and fine lines. Every morning, your skin will feel firmer, smoother and supple.

Treats These Conditions: Anti-Aging, Firmness, Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Suitable For These Skin Types: All
Ingredient: Peptides , Vitamin E
Skin Care: Treatment
Application Area: Face, Neck

Pronto Dry Styling Heat Protect Spray (4oz.)

Price: $22.00
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What it is:
A fast-drying thermal spray for shielding your hair against heat styling.

What it’s used for:
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Heat Protect Spray safeguards your strands from the damaging heat emitted from styling tools like curling irons and flat irons. Formulated with keratin to nourish, strengthen and protect, your locks will remain healthy, shiny and resilient. It also works to refresh your tresses, allowing you to reshape and restyle.

Ingredient: Dimethicone
Application Area: Hair
Natural and Organic : Paraben-free

Amazing Base SPF 20 – Natural (0.37oz.)

Price: $42.00
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What it is:
An incredible loose mineral foundation with broad spectrum sun protection.

What it’s used for:
Amazing Base® SPF 20 is formulated with 100% natural minerals and extracts to provide exceptional coverage of impurities, dark circles and discoloration. It acts as a concealer, foundation, powder and sunscreen, helping to save you time while applying makeup. Ideal for skin conditions such as eczema, acne and rosacea, this formula is free of skin-irritating oil, talc, dyes and parabens. It controls oil and shields the skin from UVA and UVB rays with SPF 20 broad spectrum sun protection. The powder is so fine, it feels creamy on the skin, and will not leave the complexion looking crêpe-like or dull.

Jane Iredale Amazing Base is now recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, which means you can trust this popular product to provide SPF 20 water-resistant sun protection without causing sun sensitivity or skin irritation.

3-in-1 Daily Moisturizer (2fl oz.)

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What it is:
Oil-free daily moisture for normal and combination skin.

What it’s used for:
3-in-1 Daily Moisturizer is formulated with fine line-filling hydrating hyaluronic acid and nourishing seaweed extract to promote skin health, increased cellular growth and suppleness. Red tea extract supplies 50 times more antioxidant benefits than green tea, an action which heals skin and keeps it healthier by diminishing inflammation and free radical activity. Ideal for normal and combination skin types, and suitable for daily use.

Treats These Conditions: Free Radical Protection
Suitable For These Skin Types: Combination, Normal
Skin Care: Moisturizers
Application Area: Face
Physician Strength: Spa Exclusive

6 Percent Skin Bleaching Cream (2oz.)

Price: $59.00
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What it is:
A triple-action skin lightening serum for age spots, freckles or melasma.

What it’s used for:
Formulated with hydroquinone, kojic acid and bearberry extract, this innovative brightening cream forms a two-tiered approach against skin discoloration. It diminishes the appearance of existing hyperpigmentation spots while inhibiting the development of future spots. This unique approach allows it to have more pronounced, longer-lasting effects than many other skin lightening products. Its formula even stays stable for up to two years, allowing it to address new discolorations when they eventually appear.

Treats These Conditions: Melasma, Hyperpigmentation
Suitable For These Skin Types: All
Ingredient: Hydroquinone, Vitamin E
Application Area: Face
Physician Strength: Medical Grade

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Alice Temperley Revlon Look At London Fashion Week: Shop House Of Temperley

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Here is the look  created by Revlon’s Global Artistic Director, Gucci Westman for Temperley at London Fashion Week AW 2011 on Sunday February 19th 2011.

“Alice Temperley is a stylish, successful woman, she was the perfect inspiration and loves a red lip. I also wanted to compliment the beautiful muted palette of the collection and the Venetian theme so created a confident bright red lip using Just Bitten Lip Stain and a strong purple smokey eye. I love the combination of red and purple for a look that is chic, expensive and powerful”

GET THE LOOK:

FACE

  • PhotoReady Concealer £6.49
  • PhotoReady Powder £11.99
  • PhotoReady Foundation £12.99
  • Revlon Matte Blush in Berry Rich £6.99

EYES

  • CustomEyes Mascara in Blackest Black £9.99
  • ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black £6.99
  • ColorStay 12H Eye Shadow Quad in Sunrise Sunset £7.99
  • ColorStay 12H Eye Shadow Quad in Steel Impressions £7.99
  • Luxourious Color Eyeliner in Black £6.99

LIPS:

  • Just Bitten in Flame £7.99
  • Matte Lipstick in Really Red £7.49

  • About Temperley
  • About Temperley

    Temperley London celebrates its 10th anniversary year in 2011 with its namesake creative director, Alice Temperley, MBE, heading up the House of Temperley with a design signature that has made her one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary British fashion.

    Alice Temperley’s timeless, feminine designs combine meticulous detail and embellishments with an English eccentricity and personality drawing on everything British; Temperley is the modern day ‘Cool Britannia’.

    Following the success of the launch collection in 2000 at London Fashion Week, the first Temperley London boutique opened in 2001 on Colville Mews in Notting Hill, London where the head office and design rooms are still situated.

    This year sees the first year anniversary of ALICE by Temperley, a contemporary sister line created to fulfill a need for an everyday Temperley look in a more accessible market.

  • Bridal has grown to be an important part of the Temperley offering after the first bridal dresses were created following Alice’s own wedding to Lars Von Bennigsen, the CEO of Temperley Ltd, in 2002. There are now exclusive Bridal Salons in the London Mews and Los Angeles, Melrose Avenue stores with a full bridal collection of bespoke, made-to-order and current collection pieces, for private appointments only.

    The House of Temperley has also expanded into lifestyle with Temperley scented candles and has plans to move into homewear, menswear and childrenswear.

    The House produces 13 collections a year including; Cruise and Pre-Fall across the Temperley London and diffusion ALICE by Temperley line and 2 made-to-order bridal collections a year and key collaborations with leading British names such as the launch of Barbour Gold Label by Temperley in 2011.

  • The company operates 3 stand alone stores in London, Los Angeles and Dubai, and online stores for both lines at: temperleylondon.com and alicebytemperley.com. The lines are also currently available in over 200 doors across 35 countries worldwide.

    The past ten years have earned the House of Temperley critical acclaim and devoted fans around the world, dressing Royalty to the red carpet. Amongst many others, Temperley London fans include; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton, Demi Moore, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Reese Witherspoon and Claudia Schiffer. ALICE by Temperley has been worn by a range of fans including Emma Watson, Jessica Biel, Beyonce, Rihanna and Dakota Fanning.

  • While constantly being expanded in breadth, the House of Temperley always stays true to its philosophy; appreciating what women want with creations that exist outside of the trend of the moment and always flavoured with a sense of Alice’s individual ‘magpie’ style.

    The World of Temperley and its design philosophy is set to extend its influence, transforming it from one of Britain’s leading luxury brands to an all-encompassing lifestyle.

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  • Alice Temperley, MBE

    Alice Temperley was born in England in 1975, trained at London’s Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and finished her studies with a Masters degree at the Royal College of Art. Besides a thorough training in the traditional disciplines, Temperley specialized in fabric technology and print.

    Temperley’s award portfolio includes; the ‘Award for Innovation’ from Central Saint Martin’s, ‘English Print Designer of the Year 1999′ at Indigo, Paris, Glamour Magazine ‘Designer of the Year’ & Elle Magazine ‘Young Designer of the Year’ both in 2004.

    In the 2011 New Year Honours, Temperley was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace, for services to the fashion industry.

    She launches her first book this year; ‘True British: Alice Temperley’, by Alice Temperley, published by Rizzoli New York, 2011.

Runway Photos/Alice Temperley London Fall 2011

Valencia Shirt

$970

The clean lines and elegant cotton-lace detailing make the silk Valencia Shirt truly exquisite. Buttons run the length of the blouse for a Victorian or more relaxed collar. The length enables this piece to be worn as a tunic or a shirt for a chic day-to-night look. View Online Store

Classic Fan Dress

$1745

The printed trompe l’oeil technique of The Classic Fan Dress creates an effect of soft lace and pleating. The sweet cinnamon colour and short length makes this dress perfect for a daytime event, while the addition of black translates this piece into eveningwear. View Online Store

Lock Waist Belt Snake

$340

The dramatic lizard print leather Lock Waist Belt is adorned with a gold prism at the centre and gold chain detail. Wear to vamp up any outfit.

Unique Temperley closure and lock detail. Snake effect embossed leather with hidden elasticity for perfect fit.100% Leather – embossed. View Online Store

Short Ruffle Coat

$1745

The dramatic Short Ruffle Coat, created from wool and cashmere, is adorned with blackberry-like buttons at the front. Long, flowing sleeves of layers of fabric, expand from the elbows like wings, a detail that is repeated in the skirt of the coat. View Online Store

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