Crepey skin, dark hollows, discoloration, crow’s feet, and puffy under-eyes  are just a few of the visible signs of  aging in the eye area.  Thankfully, there are several  good options to counteract these problems. Dr. Monika Kiripolsky, a Beverly Hills Board Certified Dermatologist and Cosmetic and Laser Surgeon, recommends a combination of injectable therapies for a “three-dimensional approach,” warning us that hallowing can present on the sides, above the cheek bones, and in the center of the eye area.

Dr. Kiripolsky reminds us that the skin around the eyes is both delicate and translucent.  Therefore, she first uses Botox to “soften the muscles and crows feet around the eyes.”  As an alternative to Botox, she has introduced Xeomin, a similar product, to her practice because it is an excellent alternative for people who have “stopped responding to Botox.”  It is also a bit more affordable.  ”I don’t want to use anything heavier than those because you’ll be able to see it through the skin,” she says.   Next she recommends the dermal hyaluronic acid-based fillers, Restylane or Belotero.  ”They both look natural with minimum swelling.  Plus if you get it done poorly, there is an antidote.” Read more of this story »


Jane The VirginLast week, Jane The Virgin star, Gina Rodriguez, brought home a Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy series.  This week the CW’s hit comedy returns after its winter hiatus, so we asked on-set stylist, Michelle Rene Elam, to share some of her backstage secrets!  According to Elam, “Gina’s character Jane is very natural, busy, no fuss and full of life, so we keep her style true to that essence.” As the show’s star, Rodriguez works long hours nearly every day; to maintain healthy-looking hair, Elam uses heat protectants, mostly White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Thermal Styling Spray, prior to setting the actress’s curls with a Paul Mitchell Pro Tools Neuro Unclipped 1.25″ Styling Cone or flat ironing the roots with a T3 Singlepass styling iron.   Read more of this story »




Academy Award-nominee, Bradley Cooper, 40, is known for his boyish good looks and his relentless charm.  However, it is his discipline and commitment that helped him prepare for the grueling physical role of real-life Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle in “American Sniper.”  

In anticipation for the role, Cooper was required to gain more than forty pounds in just a few months.  ”He was eating about every 55 minutes or something like that, and I want to say it was about 8,000 calories a day,” American Sniper writer-producer Jason Hall revealed to People Magazine.  ”Bradley used his own trainer, who was busting on him. I think he was working out four hours a day for several months,” added Hall.  But safety was always one of Cooper’s concerns.  ”He was determined to do it naturally, he didn’t want to use any hormones or steroids or anything,” said Hall. :He was just very systematic about it and took his trainer with him wherever he went.”