Wouldn't it be amazing if you could have a professional team of stylists just like your favorite celebrities do? Well, you're in luck! Lisa has assembled a team of some of the biggest names in beauty and fashion to answer your questions for free! The team will choose and answer a few questions each week. So, submit your question below:
Dr. Tedaldi, founder of Dermatology Partners, Inc., created this practice with a vision of providing personalized medical and cosmetic dermatology care. A sought-after expert on cosmetic procedures, Dr.Tedaldi helps women and men in the Boston area improve their self-image with minimally invasive techniques.
Mario's skill as a stylist is nationally known and his salon has frequent celebrity visits. When in town, renowned clients such as Terri Hatcher, Steven Baldwin, Jimmy Buffett, Sarah Furguson, Rhea Perlman, Carolyn Kennedy, Chris Cooper and Natalie Portman are sure to visit. He is also the preferred stylist for some major league baseball players and their wives.
For over 18 years, stylist Lydia Santangelo has been shaping how the nation sees fashion. Santangelo founded her company, TESstylist, after years of event production and trend forecasting for a major retailer.Santangelo appears regularly as a fashion commentator for both television and radio in addition to directing the events produced by TESStylist.
Nationally recognized makeup artist Dani Wagener has over ten years of experience. She has received multiple awards from the editors of Allure, Boston Magazine, and InStyle, all naming her the best makeup artist in Boston. She is a licensed esthetician that is well-known for her attention to detail and realistic approach to makeup.
It’s no revelation that Victoria’s Secret wants teenage girls in its stores and through its checkout lines, full bags in hand. The lingerie giant views its Pink line, technically aimed at the college crowd, as its carrot-on-a-stick.
“When somebody’s 15 or 16 years old, what do they want to be?” asked the company’s CFO at a recent conference. “They want to be older, and they want to be cool like the girl in college, and that’s part of the magic of what we do at Pink.”
But with the line’s new “Bright Young Things” spring campaign, there’s growing concern that Victoria’s Secret wouldn’t mind even younger customers.
And that has Evan Dolive up in arms.
The father and interim minister at Bethany Christian Church in Houston, Tex., just penned an open letter to Victoria’s Secret, saying that marketing sexy bras and panties to middle school-age girls “makes me sick”:
I believe that this sends the wrong message to not only my daughter but to all young girls. I don’t want my daughter to ever think that her self-worth and acceptance by others is based on the choice of her undergarments.
Dolive is far from alone. “Victoria’s Secret is coming for your Middle Schooler” got his blood boiling first, as author Amy Gerwing expressed similar outrage:
As of this spring, the risqué brand will launch an undergarment line aimed specifically at pre-teens and young teen age girls. And lest you think that Victoria’s Secret has toned down their recognizably racy style to appeal to this younger demographic, think again.
The new brand called, “Bright Young Things,” includes lace black cheeksters with the word “Wild” emblazoned on it, green and white polka-dot hipsters screen printed with “Feeling Lucky?” and a lace trim thong with the words, “Call me” on the front.
Today, we're talking about ways to add some 'pop' to that black dress:
Question from Michelle:
Hi - I'm wearing a simple black tuxedo dress to an April evening wedding together with a fun pair of black shoes. I would like to add a pop of color with earrings, bracelet and clutch. Any suggestions? Thank you!
Beauty Squad Answer:
Accessories are a perfect way to introduce color into a classic color pallette like black and white. If you are set on a black shoe, why not add color and a dramatic contrast in your bag? This season, hard case clutches are a cool way to kick up your look with a vibrant color like orange, red, cool blues or even clear lucite. If you are a bit more conservative, try playing with metallics - rose gold, gunmetal, bronze or a mix of all three.
For jewels - glam up with an emerald cut in earrings and/or cocktail ring in traditional green. After all, it's Pantone's color for 2013 and the shape appeared all over spring runway collections. Step out in style!
CVS has touched a nerve with a new policy requiring workers to disclose a host of health data—including their weight, body fat and glucose levels, and blood pressure—or else pay an extra $50 a month for their health insurance. The move has drawn outrage from at least one national privacy group, the Boston Herald reports. "This is an incredibly coercive and invasive thing to ask employees to do," the founder of Patient Privacy Rights told the paper.
Pope Francis is known for his informal style. This has charmed the masses, but doesn’t work so well over the phone.
According to a story in the Daily Mail, the pontiff rang a Vatican receptionist, which is apparently a papal no-no. When he identified himself, the disbelieving man thought the call was a prank and said, “Oh, yes? And I’m Napoleon.”
Luckily, Francis has the patience of a saint, and convinced the receptionist he was the real deal.
The Holy See had asked to be connected with Adolfo Nicolas, the superior general of the Pope's old Jesuit order, according to the paper.
He told the disbeliever, “I really am Pope Francis. Do not worry, Andreas, just connect me with Father General, I would like to thank him for the charming letter.”
The receptionist realized his error, because who else talks like that?
A Vatican expert explained the pope doesn’t usually make his own calls—that's done through a secretary. But the seemingly humble man hailing from Argentina, known for cooking his own food, living in his own apartment and riding the bus to work, apparently has other ideas.
Once selected as pope, Francis notably skipped the limo, choosing instead to ride the bus with the cardinals. And for the mass that established him as head of the Catholic church, the pope frequently got out of his car to greet the crowds, kiss babies and, in one instance, bless a disabled man.
His humility may serve him well: He must lead a Catholic church torn by the sexual abuse of children and rumored Vatican corruption.
In what was seen as his modesty in the post, he told the cardinals at his first dinner after the election, “May god forgive you" for choosing him. The disarming and modest comment, as New York's Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan later described it, “brought the house down.”
The big-sugary-drink fracas apparently has not demoralized Michael Bloomberg. The NYC mayor's latest crusade has him again targeting cigarettes, this time pushing legislation that would prohibit tobacco products from being kept in plain sight in stores. Under the Tobacco Product Display Bill, most stores would instead have to house them under a counter or in a cabinet, for instance. The only time customers would be permitted to lay eyes on them is during purchase or when they're being restocked, reports the Post.
The Mansfield News Journal reports that Reba Williams was presented her diploma on Wednesday by Mount Vernon Superintendent Steve Short.
Technically, the nation’s high school dropout rate just dropped a fraction. Though it’s unclear if that counts toward 1925 or 2013.
Back in 1925, Williams finished all 12 grades at Mount Vernon but never received her diploma.
And it wasn’t a bureaucratic error. Williams was denied her diploma after she refused to read a book assigned by one of her teachers. It turns out Williams had already read the book, didn’t like it and refused to dredge through its pages again.
“I’d tell them what happened to me,” Williams told the paper. “If they expect to get anyplace in this world, they have to learn.”
In fact, it was a recent profile of Williams by the Journal that helped her finally get her diploma. A former teacher read the profile of Williams and presented her situation to the board of education who unanimously decided to award Williams her diploma.
Amazingly, one of the board members who helped make the case had recently been awarded her own diploma at the age of 95.
“Oh, for heaven’s sake,” Williams said. “Isn’t that wonderful?”
Joining Williams for the occasion were a number of relatives, including her 88-year-old “baby” brother, Charles.
In fact, Williams has some distinct company. It was just last week that Massachusetts resident Fred Butler was awarded his own high school diploma at the same age–106. In fact, Butler expressed concern that he had not “earned” the degree, the ceremony for which was attended by a number of local figures including the mayor.
And despite her greatly belated diploma, Williams praised the Mount Vernon school system saying it provided students with the opportunity to embark on a lifetime of learning.
You can use it or not,” she said. “I was learning all the time.”
Here are some answers to questions about vampire facials and eyelash beauty:
Question from Susan:
What do you think of the Vampire face lift?
Beauty Squad Answer:
I have so much to say about vampire facials!!!!! First of all, you will have your blood drawn-so please do not do it in a spa-it will be spun and the PRP-platelet rich plasma-fraction removed and then mixed with something like juvederm or restylane-and the re-INJECTED into your face-again-PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS IN A SPA!!!!!!
There is no evidence that it does anything positive for your face/skin.
There is evidence that repeat use of growth factors helps promote youthful skin-but you don't have to inject them-you can apply them topically which I DO every day!!!!
Question from Ausra:
Is there any beauty tips to have longer, fuller eye lashes natural way not to have the fake ones?
Beauty Squad Answer:
I get this question all the time! The best way to keep your lashes naturally healthy is to keep the eye area as clean and makeup free as possible! Make sure to completely remove all of your makeup at night, especially mascara. Stay away from harsh eye makeup removers. Instead, use a gentle cleansing oil like Josie Moran's that helps nourish and hydrate the lash while thoroughly removing waterproof mascara. You could also try a product like MultiplEYE by Tarte Cosmetics. It's packed with Vitamin C, antioxidants & protein, which can help the overall softness and thickness of the lash.
For daytime, try using a lighter weight mascara into the root of the lash, which helps keep the lashes looking light, full, natural and fluffy. One of my favorites is Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara. Thicker, high volume mascaras tend to clump, and in my opinion, end up making the lashes look dull!
Hope this was helpful!
A 10-month-old baby is miraculously alive today, after surviving a fall from an eighth-story Harlem apartment—by landing on his mother's chest. Cindy Bacharach, a 44-year-old lawyer, leapt out of her apartment window yesterday afternoon while clutching the child after an argument with her husband, police tell theNew York Post. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The husband had apparently left the apartment an hour before her jump, sources tell DNAInfo.