"Old Wives Tales"...little bits of beauty advice passed down from our mothers and grandmothers for generations. If you combine these tales with other false, modern day tips, you have a swirling conversation of misinformed beauty advice . Read on to learn which commonly shared tips are untrue - you might even lighten the load of your beauty routine!
Myth: "Cleanse your face twice a day."
Truth: Over-cleansing strips your complexion of vital nutrients and increases oil production. Your face only needs to be cleaned once a day, at bed time. Rinsing your face in the morning and following with moisturizer will give you a freshened palette to apply makeup.
Myth: Once hair gets to a certain length, it stops growing.
Truth: Hair grows a half inch per month. It stops growing when there are split ends which become too weakened to grow further. So if you want your hair to grow, get your quarterly trim! To keep you length, ask your stylist to "tip" your ends, meaning "cut of the split ends, but
Blog Posts by JustLuxe
"Old Wives Tales"...little bits of beauty advice passed down from our mothers and grandmothers for generations. If you combine these tales with other false, modern day tips, you have a swirling conversation of misinformed beauty advice . Read on to learn which commonly shared tips are untrue - you might even lighten the load of your beauty routine!Read More »from Beauty Myths Revealed
Sexy, dominant, provocative and secretive are just a few words that come to mind while looking through the Bordelle lingerie collection. Each piece looks like the perfect marriage of scandalous and luxurious.Read More »from Bordelle Lingerie: Seductive Intimate Wear
Bordelle is in its own class. It's risqué, erotic and very desirable. It has the ability to make even the most liberated blush, yet can be worn comfortably for the conservative. Although Britney Spears shed light on the brand when she wore the unmentionables on her "Circus Tour," it was the way that Alexandra Popa and Javier Suarez were finally able to create a form of "spanx" that looked more like sensual lingerie than a girdle - while still performing the same function.
Bordelle is not fancy like other high-end lingerie brands. It is a niche and unusual concept in women's intimate wear. It isn't laced with flowers and fanciful finishes; instead the overall look brings out the assertive, domineering goddess in every woman.
These pieces are perfect for a sexy little something
For a fashion designer who started his textile career with silkscreened t-shirts in a basement, Ross Menuez has come a long way. The creative force behind Salvor Projects has expanded his witty graphic sensibilities into a popular brand of home furnishings, decorations and street-smart apparel, which is now sold by cult-clever retailers around the world.Read More »from Ross Menuez Expands His Salvor Projects Empire
A former metal worker and product designer, Menuez's freewheeling business approach has recently reached a new milestone with the opening of the first Salvor Projects store-and with it a new era of interaction and expansion for this artistic chameleon's multi-faceted vision.
Inspired by the successful immersion of the brand's Ecco Domani presentation last year, Menuez decided to create "a portal into our domain and also a safe place for us to try out more experimental techniques and new ideas." The result is as unique as the brand it houses. The store itself is decidedly austere, simplified by a gray palette that puts the emphasis
- JustLuxe | Shine Food – Tue, May 17, 2011 2:22 AM EDT
Tis the season for grilling and who knows how to grill better than the chefs at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bars ? From selecting quality products, to seasoning, to grill temperature and cooking the perfect steak and side dishes, Chefs Christopher Gardner and Matt Renstrom have got your summer grilling needs covered. Take a look at their expert tips:Read More »from Fleming's Steakhouse Chefs of San Diego Offer Helpful Grilling Tips
For perfect steak:
Use tongs to turn when cooking and never use a fork. "Piercing the meat allows the juices to escape, which is an instant way to dry it out," said Gardner.
Learn to Turn. Foods cook fast on a grill, you have to turn them in order to cook them evenly without burning. "Beware when turning," warned Renstrom, "because turning too often will slow the cooking process, leading to food that is tough and dry."
Rest Before Serving. Let your food rest for a few minutes before serving to allow the juices to spread evenly. Food will continue to cook after you take it off the heat, so remove it just as it's reaching the
- JustLuxe | Shine Food – Tue, May 17, 2011 2:20 AM EDT
CoffeeMarvel presents premium-blended coffee that is both flavorful and environmentally friendly. Variety and quality take precedence over volume, as the company sells blends made by the world's top five percent of coffee producers .Read More »from Gourmet Coffee by CoffeeMarvel: An Eco-Friendly Option
All of the coffees represented are brands that are grown at high altitudes. Doing this enables coffee cherries to ripen slowly and to fully develop aroma and flavor.
Each coffee's cherries are meticulously handpicked at the peak of ripeness. The firm sells coffee in a variety of flavors that come in three formats: pods, ground and whole bean.
Based on a brewing system used in Europe for three decades, coffee pods are pre-measured for single-cup brewing. While other single-cup packets sacrifice taste and the environment for convenience, these coffee pods are fully biodegradable and brew the perfect cup of coffee without a loss in taste or aroma.
Pre-measured ground coffee portion packs, also known as fractional packs, are a convenient way to brew entire
Just when you thought the Las Vegas strip couldn't get any more luxurious; any flashier; any more high-end, ARIA Resort & Casino pops up and blows us all away. This jaw-droppingly gorgeous hotel and casino - and the brand new CityCenter it calls home - boasts some of the best shopping, gambling and spas in the area.Read More »from Sage in Aria Las Vegas: Fine Dining in CityCenter
But, move over New York City, because what Las Vegas is becoming the new Mecca for is fine dining ; so it is no wonder why ARIA has made sure to offer guests unrivaled restaurant options, and one in particular has left quite an impression on me...and my taste buds: Sage.
Sage is located a few feet from the bustling casino floor, but you would never realize the proximity to the cacophony once inside the restaurant walls. While obviously a fine dining establishment, the décor had a way of making us feel like we just stepped into someone's home; we noticed guests were enjoying colorful cocktails and small plates as we were guided into the expansive dining room. As large as
Read More »from Fleur of England: Best of Sexy Lingerie
Since 2000, Fleur of England lingerie founder Fleur Turner has been creating exceptionally stunning and lovely undergarments. The exclusive design house uses fabrics and trims from around the world to make lingerie that fits and flatters, for breathtakingly sexy results.
The well-crafted garments have set trends in the lingerie world and created new styles, all with Fleur of England's emphasis on fit and flattery. The luxury lingerie line began as Fleur T, a high-fashion lingerie brand that enjoyed instant success as part of limited editions for Liberty of London . Founder Fleur has a degree in Fashion Marketing and a passion for beautiful, feminine and sensual intimate apparel.
Fleur of England is based in the youthful town of Bristol, with all creations being born in the studio of an old Victorian townhouse. As the business has grown, so has Fleur and her family, which now includes a husband and two young boys.
All of the beautiful and exciting designs in the Fleur of England
- JustLuxe | Fashion – Tue, May 17, 2011 2:15 AM EDT
As if Los Angeles-based fashion designer Corey Lynn Calter wasn't making her mark already in the fashion scene with her highly covetable collection of feminine dresses, skirts and separates, now she's doing good for the community too.Read More »from Fashion Designer Corey Lynn Calter Creates "Krysten" Dress for Charity
The designer recently partnered with spunky actress Krysten Ritter to produce a flirty, yet playful, party dress with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to Dare to Share, an organization focused on helping special needs of children around the world.
Retailing at an accessible price of $196, the philanthropic piece features a black and white stripe jersey halter and silk flounce skirt. Ritter wore the design at a celebratory luncheon held at the Chateau Marmont this week to officially introduce the collaboration.
Girly guests including Sophia Bush, Kate Mara, Rachael Leigh Cook and Sara Rue cheerfully turned out for the event, clad in (what else?) Corey Lynn Calter from head-to-toe.
The "Krysten" dress is available online at
The web is abuzz with news about Miranda Kerr bouncing back to her usual sexy self after having a baby just this past January.Read More »from Miranda Kerr Bounces Back to Bikini Shape
Twenty-seven-year-old Miranda, new mom to son Flynn (with actor Orlando Bloom) has continued to wow fans with her beauty just mere months after giving birth for the first time. The Australian Victoria's Secret model has returned to work for the lingerie company, posing in a skimpy black bikini in Malibu, California for a new VS catalogue shoot.
The newly leaked photos of the model mom indicate that despite having a really big baby (Flynn reportedly weighed close to 10 pounds), Miranda's tummy is as toned and taut as ever, revealing a near six-pack. With thin thighs and curves in all the right places, Miranda is proving that supermodel moms really do exist.
Prior to the black bikini, Miranda had given fans glimpses of her post-baby body, making her runway debut during Paris Fashion Week . Late last month, she attended the launch of the Victoria's Secret 2011
Can't decide what to wear to the Kentucky Derby this year? Not to worry - brothers Shep and Ian Murray, CEOs and Co-Founders of classic clothing brand Vineyard Vines, have inked a multi-year partnership with Churchill Downs Racetrack in Kentucky which hosts the famed event.Read More »from The Kentucky Derby Collection from Vineyard Vines
Exclusively named as the "Official Style of the Kentucky Derby," Vineyard Vines is rolling out a custom-designed line of clothing and accessories for men and women designed to do Derby goers proud.
This marks the first time that Churchill Downs has partnered with a clothing brand to create an official fashion collection associated with the Derby. It is held annually on the first Saturday in May and popular with everyone from thoroughbred owners to celebrities . The Vineyard Vines for Kentucky Derby collection was inspired by all aspects of the renowned race, with horsey prints bearing names like "Run for the Roses," "Lucky Shoes," and "Off to the Races."
The collection will offer a variety of items, including