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Red Carpet Ready Beauty: FRIDAY 5 FINDS

Hey Mamas,

I’m coming at you with Red Carpet ready goodies in this week’s Friday Five Finds including how to get fuller lashes, glowing skin, even a sweat absorbing garment shield.

So, whether you’re going on a date with the hubby, planning a fun dress-up Oscars viewing party at home, or simply thinking ahead to wedding season, you’ll want to check out my Pam-tested picks.

Red Carpet Ready Beauty Finds by Pamela Pekerman

Red Carpet Ready Lashes

Go big or go home with Grande Cosmetics Mascara, formulated to boost lash volume. Plus, it’s waterproof. So, enjoy that Kleenex moment while Emma Stone accepts her win for Best Actress in La La Land.

PS Use this in the morning when you’re running off to daycare and have no time for any other makeup … or even a shower. It’s an instant fake-awake that will certainly distract from the fact that you might be wearing the same shirt you picked the kids up in, the previous night. #ItHasntHappenedYet #ItCouldHappen

Red Carpet Ready Dress No Mess

I’m a sweater. Wearing long sleeve dresses, has always been a problem. When I was little my mom would cut up some special fabric and sow oval shields under my armpit area, which would absorb my sweat.

These days, I use Hollywood Fashion Garment Shields, disposable apparel shields. I have no shame in my sweat-free game. #KeepingItHonest

Red Carpet Ready Skin

I’ve been testing a lot of masks, lately and I love The True Tincture Chamomile Mask from belif. Belif which stands for “believe in truth” is a cleaner-greener brand that’s becoming a staple in my beauty repertoire.
This tincture mask is loaded with real, organic chamomile flowers that will sooth and deeply hydrate your already glorious face. #EcoMama

Red Carpet Ready Glow

Never have I been so in love with a bronzer, as I am with Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals Self-Tanning Bronzing Minerals. I’m not sure about the “self-tanning” part, and the claim to long lasting glow with prolonged use.

But, I can 10000% confirm my skin has never looked better, than when I apply this miraculous bronzing dust of goodness. #GoldenGoddessAlert

Red Carpet Ready Body

I promise to stop selecting finds from This Works, when This Works stops working!

If you’re looking to cover up skin imperfections and walk your Red Carpet with head-to-toe confidence, lather on Perfect Legs Skin Miracle. It helps diminish the appearance of skin discoloration and scars. #SexyLegsContest


Oscars Jewelry Trends for Less w/ Style Expert Pamela Pekerman

It was great to be back on The Couch with my friend Carolina and formally meet the lovely Jill Nicolini. In case you missed the 8:30AM  segment, here’s a shopper’s guide to all the jewelry on the table. 

Sometimes a little sparkle is all you need to lift your mood and smile at the world, so have fun with you baubles and indulge in these trends. They are perfect accessories for prom, a summer wedding, or a just-because-it’s-Monday.

Awards Season Red Carpet Jewelry Trends for Less

HEADBANDS– romantic rhinestone headbands from JCPenney  
Lupita Nyong’o in Fred Leighton Headband, Headband Trend

Vieste Rhinestone Headband $20

Vieste Rhinestone Floral Vine Headband, $25

Vieste Simulated Pearl and CrystalHeadband,  $20

Viesta Rhinestone Swivel Headband, $20 at JCPenney Stores

 

FEMININE TONES & STONES – delicate florals and cream shades from BaubleBar.com 
Cate Blanchett in Chopard Earrings, Feminine Tones & Stones Trend

Angel WingedCuff$36

Corona Collar Necklace$36

Jumbo Bloom Necklace$36

Prettyin Pink Studs$24

 

minty fresh and clear jewelry from Lia Sophia 

Nestled Earrings$48

Glazed Cut Crystal and Resin Bangles$78 each

Fondant Cut Crystal Resin Necklace$148

 

GOLD RUSH – golden treasures from Overstock.com  

Naomi Watts in Bvlgari bracelet, Yellow Gold Trend

Tri-colorGold over Bronze 18-inch Large Link Necklace$103.99

Mondevio 18k Gold over StainlessSteel Filigree Design Cuff Bracelet, $22. 09

EAR CUFF / CLIMBERS –  Ear climbers from Overstock.com  
Jennifer Lawrence in Ana Khouri earrings, Ear Cuff & Climber Trend

Ultimate CZSterling Silver Cubic Zirconia 2-pair Earring Set, $48.99

Ultimate CZ18k Gold over Silver Cubic Zirconia ‘X’ and ‘O’ Earring Set$47.59

 

Edgy Ear Cuff from BaubleBar.com  

CrystalOrion Ear Cuff$28

 
ARM CANDY – inspired by Jennifer Lawrence at Golden Globes, load up on black and crystal from Overstock.com  
Jennifer Lawrence in Neil Lane bracelets, Arm Candy Trend

RiccovaSilvertone Cubic Zirconia and Colored Enamel Bangle in black, $42.99  

RomanSilvertone Jet Crystal Rectangle Stretch Bracelet$14.09

CelesteSilvertone Clear Crystal Beaded Black Cord Macrame Bracelet$27.99

 
art deco and blue arm candy party from Lia Sophia $48 – $98
 
Golden bangles and cuffs from MaxandChloe.com

Cate Blanchett’s Chopard Earrings 2014 Oscars

Image courtesy of Chopard

Cate Blanchett’s Chopard earrings took my breath away. Hands down, this was the best jewelry moment of the entire awards season! 

The 18kt white gold earrings are from Chopard’s 2014 Red Carpet Collection. There are 62 opals (that’s 22.03ct !) and 1595 diamonds (1.73ct). If you are in the market for new earrings feel free to call 1-800-CHOPARD. As my friends as Chopard so kindly told me, the price is available upon request. My response what, “do I dare request”. Hmmm?!!

Best Academy Awards Fashion of All Time

I love Hollywood – the legends, the glamour, the mystery and the fashion. And, while I’m disappointed in most leading ladies of our time for their lack of keeping up the allure of glamour in their everyday lives,  – more on this in future posts – at least they bring it at the Academy Awards.
 
In honor of the 86th Annual Academy Awards coming up March 2, 2014, here are my picks for Best Oscars Fashion. Tweet @PamelaPekerman and let me know your thoughts.
The Graceful Penelope Cruz is on my list twice because she always brings grace and glamour to the Oscars, plus I’m a sucker for trains. First, in 2007, she wowed in a pink feathered concoction by Atelier Versace. Then, in 2012, she hit the mark in Armani Prive.  
Penelope Cruz in , Atelier Versace 2007 Oscars
Penelope Cruz in Armani Prive, 2012 Oscars
The Iconoclast – Who doesn’t love a rule breaker? Sharon Stone wore her husband’s crisp, white shirt to the Academy Awards in 1998, paired with a lavender, silk Vera Wang skirt.
Sharon Stone in husband shirt and Vera Wang Skirt, 1998 Oscars
The Body Hilary Swank’s body of work was on display in the most luxurious, tasteful way I’ve ever seen. The blue fabric on GuyLaroche’s gown was perfectly draped, rouched and cut in this 2005 Oscars fashion stunner.  
Hillary Swank in Guy Laroche, 2005 Oscars
The Siren Some girls in the media/fashion world say they want to be like Oprah. I wanted to be like Jennifer Lopez.  Not only is she a successful actress and business women, she embodies old-school glamour like no other in our time. Lopez always looks the part of screen siren, and this was exceptionally the case in 2003 when she wore a mint green, one-shoulder, sari-style gown, based on a dress worn by Jackie Kennedy Onassis in 1967.
Jennifer Lopez in Vintage Valentino, 2003 Oscars
The Savvy – Long before she was a major A-lister, Halle Berry worked the Red Carpet. (I’ll never forget the lilac, form-fitting Badgley Mischka dress she wore in 2001. I had it hanging on my wall because I wanted a similar look for prom). Then in 2002, she won the Oscar for her performance in Monster’s Ball, and stunned in an Elie Saab creation that put that designer on the fashion map.

 

Halle Berry in Elie Saab, 2002 Oscars
The Legend – Iconic style need fades. Liz Taylor plunging violet-colored chiffon dress, designed by Academy-Award winning costume designer Edith Head, could be worn to the 2014 Oscars. But it was Taylor’s own 69-carat diamond necklace, a gift from her husband Richard Burton, that made me place her on my list. When Burton originally purchased the pear-shaped diamond it was set in a ring, “but even for me it was too big,” Taylor explained, “so we had Cartier design a necklace.”
Elizabeth Taylor in Edith Head, 1970 Oscars