Jennifer Connelly and Shiseido Reunite

The luxurious Japanese cosmetics brand just signed Jennifer Connelly for their Future Solution LX premium skin care line ads campaign, starting to appear this fall. Shiseido is celebrating their 140th anniversary, and this isn’t their first time working with Connelly either. Connelly was featured in the Perky Jeans line advertisements in the 80s.

Here’s a look at one of the silly Japanese commercials of Jennifer Beals from back in the day:


Beauty Trend Alert: The 40’s Coif + Poll

Jean Paul Gaultier spring 2012 runway show

Jean Paul Gaultier spring 2012 runway show

Beauty trends come and go, but hairstyles tend to revisit us in cycles similar to apparel.  Right now, the 1940’s dos are resurfacing  in a more modern, tamable way.

The 1940’s coif was made famous by the Karen Walker and Jean Paul Gaultier spring 2012 runway shows and now celebrities and average Janes alike are sporting them.  Its rather “messy” look makes it even more attractive to ladies who need a quicky updo 5 minutes before leaving to their festive soiree.

Last year, Janelle Monae rocked a major coif to the 53rd annual Grammy Awards and to every event after.

The New York Times’ On the Runway blog has a fabulous slideshow showing the retro coif featured at different runway shows and actual images of ladies from the 1940’s, it’s quite fun to browse.  Take a look.

janelle mone at the grammys

So tell us….

Beauty: We Loved These 5 Red Carpet Hairstyles at the Golden Globes

Michelle Williams, Charlize Theron (in Cartier) and Busy Philipps at the golden globes hair trends

Michelle Williams, Charlize Theron and Busy Philipps at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globes happened last Sunday (in case you’ve been living under a rock) and naturally everyone immediately always talks about the dresses (and we’ll talk tons tomorrow, so stay tuned!), but what about the one single detail that either make or break the dress?

I’m sure we can all agree that having a hot messy hairstyle will ruin the most ravishing of couture dresses.

So on that note… here are 5 GORGEOUS red carpet hairstyles we loved.  These dos didn’t outshine the dress, some were styled just to look clean and tamed,  others did their job by simply complimenting the entire look.

Our favorite hairstyle of the night was actually a red carpet trend! In the image above you’ll find some of Hollywood’s beautiful ladies donning headbands.  Michelle Williams in a vintage Fred Leighton for Forevermark headband, Charlize Theron in a blinged out Cartier headband and Busy Philipps in a simple, yet feminine slither of a headband.

Paula Patton at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Paula Patton at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Paula Patton went for a very a girly, traditional do. “I envisioned a style with the sophisticated sexiness of Brigitte Bardot,” hairstylist Robert Steinken told PEOPLE of the cascading waves look he created.  He used Morrocanoil Frizz Control on Paula’s damp tresses before making a center part, pulling hair back close to the sides of her head and creating spirals with a one-inch curling iron.

Nicole Richie at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Nicole Richie at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

This hairstyle may have had to grown on some people before they started to actually “love” it. It’s a different yet classic take on the otherwise common ponytail.  Nicole wore sections of hair from her temples pinned back to create a pretty steep bump–if she had added one more inch, she would’ve been channeling the Jersey Shore.  BUT she didn’t, so she doesn’t.  It’s more old Holywood than anything.

Claire Danes at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Claire Danes at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Claire Danes wore a gorgeous statement dress whose party was on the backside.  Therefore, she went with a simple hairstyle that just acted as a backdrop to her sensational look. To soften the geometric neckline of her J. Mendel dress Claire went for a soft, feminine bun. The look was secured with only two hair pins, says her stylist Peter Butler.

Salma Hayek in Guuci at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Salma Hayek at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Salma Hayek wow’d, us as usual, with her plump knockers, but it was her art deco inspired dress by Gucci that actually stole the show. Her sultry curves worked the dress beautifully, but it was her hair that helped complete the look.  Stylist Robert Vetica  achieved perfect waves with the help of a half-inch curling iron and extensions.

Let us know which is your favorite!  You can view more Golden Globe red carpet hairstyles over at People StyleWatch.

Nine West launches first fragrance “Love Fury” with bottle shaped like a heel

love fury heel shoe fragrance by nine west

One of Shop My Label’s brilliant brand partners is up to some fabulosity! Nine West has launched is first ever fragrance called “Love Fury”.

But, that isn’t the wowing news…it’s the fact that the perfume bottle is shaped as a “killer heel”!

We’re more than sure that the notes of  fruits, florals, and amber smell absolutely divine however we are obsessed with the bottle!  Nine West has also released the matching Love Fury heals…because a shoe, is a terrible thing to waste.

Let us know! Are you thinking of snagging “Love Fury” by Nine West?

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Beauty DIY: Sideswept Bangs

One of the best ways to change your overall look is to change your hair–it’s really the best part of any makeover!  You can change your hair color, but then you risk damaging your hair and having to wait for it to grow out when you get tired of it after 3 weeks (or change the color again, causing more damage) OR you can simply cut chic, yet sophisticated sideswept bangs.

God knows I’ve tried to cut my own bangs several times–#FAIL!  However, if you follow this DIY video by amazing beauty vlogger rosebud143 on how to cut your own sideswept bangs, you’ll cruise through without any hair catastrophes.

Let us know if you try it out!

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Beauty: The Maybelline Calendar 2012 (complete images + behind-the-scenes video)


The Maybelline 2012 Calendar will not only inspire you experiment with makeup like never before, but it will probably stimulate any eccentric artistic sense you may have been lacking.

The Calendar will also give you a nice preview on as to expect in beauty trends for 2012.

Maybelline hire the  crème de la crème of supermodels. Jessica White, Julia Steger, Zhang Ziyi, Emily DiDinato and  Erin Wasson, are featured to flaunt Maybelline’s new, bold and bright color palette.  All models hired by  renowned makeup artist Charlotte Willer.

Here is a behind-the-scenes video showing the making of the calendar, plus the complete collection of images from the Maybelline 2012 Calendar courtesy of Maybelline.

Beauty: DIY Celebrity Holiday Hair + Makeup


The holidays are here! No more procrastinating.  Who am I kidding, there’s plenty of time for that.  Because the holidays are generally stressful with all the gift buying and family entertaining, making sure you look divine along the way shouldn’t be.

Here are 4 DIY beauty tips…2 holiday makeup and 2 for the perfect holiday hair, featuring some of the most fashionable celebs in town.

Tell us which DIY beauty look is your favorite!



STEP 1. Moisturize with Chanel Sublimage Fluid, then even out skin tone with Vitalumiére Aqua Foundation.

STEP 2. Layer the taupe and beige shades from Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Prelude all over lid, followed by Eyeshadow Duo in Bleu Tendre along the lash line for a grayish blue smoky effect. Tame brows with Precision Brow Definer and coat lashes with Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir.

STEP 3. Dust Chanel Bronzing Powder in DÉSERT CORAIL across cheeks, nose and forehead. Highlight apples of cheeks with Powder Blush in Rose Bronze.

STEP 4. Fill in lips with Rouge Allure Lacquer in Santal and add a touch of shine with Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Insolence.



STEP 1. Working in sections, evenly distribute MoroccanOil through damp hair.

STEP 2. Prep roots with Phyto Phytovolume Actif Maximazing Volume Spray, then blow dry with a Spornette mixed-bristle brush.

STEP 3. Wrap 1-in. sections of hair around a ¾-in. curling iron, alternating the direction of the spirals. For pieces around the face, twist curling iron away from face.

STEP 4. Lightly running fingers through the hair before a final mist of Elnett Hairspray.



STEP 1. Prep skin with Mark For Goodness Face Lotion and Light Bright Eye Gel. Create a flawless base with Speedway Do Everything Makeup applied with concealer brush and blended with fingers, followed by Conceal For Real Concealer under eyes.

STEP 2. Dust Mark Get Bright Hook Up Highlighter in Natural all over eye lids. Smudge I-Mark Eye Shadow in Gioia along top and bottom lashes. Outline lashes with No Place To Run Eye Liner in Jet Set followed by On The Edge Liquid Eyeliner in Cleo. Top with Lash All You Want Mascara in Black and clear brow gel.

STEP 3. Sweep Mark Bronze Pro Powder onto temples, under cheekbones and across jaw line and Matte-Nificent Oil-Absorbing Powder along the T-zone. Brush Good Glowing Powder Blush in After Glo onto apples of cheeks. Add a touch of Glowdacious Illuminating Powder along cheekbones and brow bones.

STEP 4. For a red-hot pout, mix Mark Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Cha Cha and Lipclick SPF 15 Color Shine Lipstick in Hot Stuff.



STEP 1. Apply Fekkai Bouffant Lifting and Texturizing Spray Gel to the roots, followed by Oceanique Tousled Wave Spray all over damp hair.

STEP 2. Section off top portion of hair at the crown. Working with bottom section, create standard braids, fishtail braids and twists throughout hair in various sizes.

STEP 3. Gather bottom section of hair at the back of head and twist into an messy updo, securing with hairpins.

STEP 4. Backcomb top section of hair to create volume, smooth back and pin into updo. Set the look with Sheer Hold Hairspray.

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