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.
1. Try to figure out why you are in such a hurry. For example: waiting for an important party to start! We tend to lose our patience when we're multitasking or when we're on a tight schedule, expecting the day to pass within only a few short minutes of busyness and chaos.
2. Pinpoint the triggers that often influence you to lose your patience. For example: When you are not doing anything! Impatience creeps in insidiously, and if you feel anxious, worried, or unhappy you may not even realize that the underlying cause of these feelings is impatience. To reduce the frequency of impatience, it helps to be aware of it.
3. Look for patterns. Being aware of your impatience also gives you a chance to learn from it and perhaps uncover a relationship or circumstance that is simply not healthy or constructive, and that you may have the power to change. Figure that out, and you can then think logically about the problem issue and decide whether or not your impatience is warranted or helpful. It usually isn't, but when it is you can then figure out ways to fix the root problem rather than simply feeling stressed about it.
4. Keep a journal. For one to two weeks, whenever you get that rushed feeling and the sense of impatience, write down whatever it is that feeling is associated with (Example: July 1 - astronomy class). Make sure that you take notes consistently and consecutively each time the feeling occurs.
5. Overcome bouts of impatience. In the long run, developing patience requires a change in your attitude about life, but you can immediately make progress by learning to relaxwhenever you feel impatient. Take a few deep breaths and just try to clear your mind.Concentrate on breathing and you'll be able to get your bearings.
6. Let go if you can't do anything about the impatience trigger. If there isn't anything that you can do to resolve whatever has triggered your impatience, just let it go. Easier said than done, yes, but it's possible, and it's the only healthy thing to do.
7. Always have a positive outlook in life. Being always positive is very imperative as possessing a sense of patience. Remember that life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.
Today, it's all about your pretty faces!:
Question from Ginger:
I get really plugged up pores on the outside of my nostrils which makes me really self-conscious. It looks like little white, oily plugs in my pores. So gross!How can I get rid of them FOREVER? I've tried Biore pore strips but a couple days later I get that build-up again. Please help! Thank you!!
Beauty Squad Answer:
The bad news is you can't get rid of them FOREVER but the good news is there is lots to do to improve your clogged pores! Retin A is the most helpful in this situation because it actually helps drive the contents of the pore up and out! You will need a prescription for this! Keep your face free of heavy clogging make-up and creams because they only aggravate the clogging and prevent the pore from releasing its contents. A Clarisonic brush can aid in loosening the clogged debris and having medical grade extraction is also quite helpful!
Good luck and remember sun tanning only makes it worse!
Question from Linda:
Blush!!Ugg This is the hardest beauty product to find that looks natural without looking fake and clownish. Is there a universal color that looks good on every skin tone? I have medium color skin with yellow undertones?
Any recommendations would be helpful.
Beauty Squad Answer:
Blush can be tricky, but sticking to a few rules of thumb can help make the color choice and application a bit easier.
Try choosing a product with a sheer creamy texture, smile :) and apply on the apples of the cheeks with sponge or ring finger.
Ladyblush cream blush from MAC with its soft neutral pink tone might work for you. Apply only around the apple area of the cheek, bringing it up to the cheekbone is a common mistake.
To answer your second question, I don't think there is one color that truly looks good on everyone, but there are definitely a few popular choices out there that many skin tones seem to choose. Colors like "orgasm" from NARS is a peachy pink with a hint of shimmer that everyone seems to love.
Mole just pulled a Lassie. The mixed-breed dog was out for a walk with his owner on a California trail when he began acting strangely yesterday. Mole "kept on tugging at my pant and whining, pulling me," Ramon Llamas tells Fox 11. The source of the commotion: something was trapped in a crevice between two boulders. "I see his big eyes and his face; I thought it was a bear," Llamas says. After he and some fellow hikers called 911, they discovered that the "animal" in the hole was in fact a man.
Edible Arrangements came by today and dropped off this amazing bouquet of their signature fruit creations, and of course their famous Chocolate Indulgence Strawberries (my favorite!). And this Easter Sunday is the perfect time for a delicious and festive gift from Edible Arrangements. Click on the picture below to purchase yours today!
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.”