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Shape Magazine – Dating Beauty and Fashion Tips Guys Love


It’s a great honor to be quoted on in the article, Dressing Sexy on a Date – Dating Tips: Beauty Tweaks That Are Big Turn-On’s For Guys.

If you’re wondering if that bright red lipstick says you’re hot, or not to a guy. Here are some highlights, but check out the full article on

“For a first date, red shows confidence, which is the ultimate aphrodisiac.”

“Plus, red is the color of love and romance. Red is the color of the stop sign.”

A survey conducted by Zoosk showed that 66% of men didn’t like dark makeup.

“Most men like a natural look over a heavily made up look, so ditch the smoky eye and red lipstick in favor of a natural gloss and a huge smile.”

Thinking of showing off your cleavage? Not just yet.

“If you dress with too much cleavage, it’s a turn-off.”

“Wear a top completely buttoned-up but form fitted to show off your gorgeous curves.”

Read: 6 Dating Tips for Spring Fever

Dress like a classic beauty, not the trend queen.

“When you dress over-the-top in a fancy outfit, men often think you’re a high-maintenance girl.”

“Wear a simple dress to show off your feminine side on a date. Or, if it’s a daytime date, jeans and a cute t-shirt are always a good idea.”

Leave the Lingerie at Home

Ready for that first overnight?

“While men fantasize about hot lingerie, it’s usually not with the girl he wants to take home to the family.”

“Wear something comfortable and sexy, but not slutty.”

Many thanks to Jenna Birch for the great interview. Ladies, are you ready for Spring dating?

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Julie Spira Teams up with Bloomingdales for Beauty 101: Meet Your Match

Bloomingdales - Meet Your Match - Julie Spira

It?s with great enthusiasm to announce that I?m teaming up with Bloomingdales for an exciting event called, Beauty 101: Meet Your Match. The event will be held in their Los Angeles ? Century City store on Saturday, October 20th from 1pm ? 2pm and 4pm ? 5pm.

We all know that getting ready for a date requires a bit of effort. With so many beauty lines to choose from, how do you know which is best for you? Should you lean in for the important first kiss wearing pink lipstick or red?

If you?ve heard of speed dating, the concept is similar. How it works is 30 participants will be seated at individual tables for each session. Every five minutes, you’ll switch tables and meet experts from Bloomingdales? prestigious cosmetics lines who will show you the best products for you. I?ll be on hand providing dating and relationship advice for each participant, so get your questions ready.

Your $25 ticket will be redeemable for purchases in the Cosmetics department. We?ll have light refreshments, free samples, and the chance to win one of the many luxurious Cosmetics baskets. You?ll leave looking perfect for your date night.

Tickets are limited and are available in advance at any cosmetics counter at the Century City store or by calling 310-772-2144.

Julie Spira is an online dating and relationship expert. She?s the author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online? and creates irresistible profiles for singles on the dating scene. For more datingadvice, follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and at


Must Have Nail Polish for the Fall

Jessica Mystery - Cyberdating Expert


It’s time to spice up your look for very little cost. This season has brought some of my favorite colors to the nail palette courtesy of Jessica Custom Nail Colour.

Try their Cloud Mine, Pure Platinum? or Mystery to capture the attention of your next online date. Your beau will be thinking, these nails are made for flirting.

To order a bottle, visit your local nail salon or click below.

Jessica Custom Nail Colour 916 Mystery

Jessica Custom Nail Colour 649 Cloud Mine

Jessica Custom Nail Colour 474 Pure Platinum

Date Night Beauty Tips

Stila Date Night Collection

My favorite cosmetic choice the past few months has to be Stila. Their lip glaze is so convenient and comes in a variety of fun and flirty colors. A recent visit to their website resulted in a terrific value and look with their Date Night collection.

Stila offers four top sellers for only $34 – a $90 value! Shimmering lids and lashes, luminous skin and sweetly flushed lips and cheeks give you a perfectly pretty look for date night or every night!

Set includes:

Black Diamond Mascara – black with shimmer
Eye Shadow – Kitten*
Cherry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain
All Over Shimmer *3

*Individual compact sold separately.

If you get lucky in love, don’t forget to spread the news.

Eyes to Kill by Giorgio Armani


Is the famous fashion designer Giorgio Armani officially in the film business? Well, not exactly, but it felt that way last week when I stopped by the Giorgio Armani Beauty Boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills for the premiere of their EYES TO KILL volumizing mascara special event.

Along with a friend of mine, I was enticed to check out the new makeup line, where we were given the chance to win either the travel size of their new mascara, a pair of sunglasses, or a watch. We both won the mascara and found ourselves sitting in the chairs with professional makeup artists getting a touch-up before going out for the evening.

EYES TO KILL dresses the eye with powerful, plush, voluminous lashes. Fine fluid Mircofil ™ technology creates intensely captivating lash texture. Micro-waxes combined with a “fitness agent” allows for smooth and easy application, revealing weightless volume. Their unique brush defines each lash for extreme fullness.

The EYES TO KILL mascara comes in four colors: Killer Black, Gun Metal, Copper Brown, and Red Iron and is priced at $28.00. The armed Armani eye…ready to disarm by Giogio Armani. My eyes will never look the same again.

Plum Eyeliner – The Secret Agent in Your Makeup Bag


The 007 of beauty, plum eyeliner, is close enough to dark brown to seem innocuous on, but definitely different enough for people to notice your eyes look even hotter than usual.

Eyes of any color are instantly flattered when framed by purple. Remember finger painting back in kindergarten? The blend of red and blue makes for a winning combination. The red in purple makes the green and gold hues in your eyes pop (not to mention makes those baby blues stand out), while the blue brightens the whites of your eyes. Urban Decay?s 24/7 eyeliner in 1999 ($16), is blendable and waterproof.

Also check out Smashbox Cosmetics?where you will receive?Free Shipping and Free Samples with every order.

Their JET SET waterproof eyeliner is an innovative gel-based waterproof liner which stays blendable for 60 seconds and then dries to a smudge-proof, budge-proof finish that lasts all day. JET SET is perfect for lining the inner rim of the eye or as a stay-put traditional liner. Glides on effortlessly with ARCED LINER BRUSH #21. Both of these eyeliners are guaranteed not to run down the side of your face by the end of your cyber-date.

Beauty tip contributed by Emily Orofino.

The Amazing Natural Pumpkin Peel Facial

pumpkinfacialSure it’s springtime, and not exactly the season for pumpkins, but when I heard about the PumpkinPeel Facial over at Great Skin, I couldn’t resist giving it a try.

Solla Pizzuto, their Head Estetician treated me to this service which used the fresh products free of all chemicals. A pumpkin enzyme peel was applied to my skin, and after one hour, my face was glowing.

Included in the Great Skin Facials are stress relief massages of hands, neck, scalp, and foot reflexology. I had no idea that unfiltered whole pumpkins offer over one hundred nutrients. It’s a cornucopia of nutritive wonders perfect for any season.

For more information, contact Solla at Great Skin at or 310-268-2288. Use the Promo Code: Perils and you will receive 10% off your treatment. Gr8T Skin is recommended by

A New Way to Spell Beauty

Some say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But I say beauty rests in the hands of Natasha Sunshine at Byu-ti (pronounced beauty) Hair Therapy & Salon in Santa Monica.??

Hair:Natasha Sunshine; Photography:Saam Gabbay

Hair:Natasha Sunshine; Photography:Saam Gabbay

I stopped by recently for her signature blender treatment of an Olive Butter Wrap.? A deeply hydrating hair masque with an essential oil hot towel wrap was applied to my waist length hair. Natasha added two Byu-ti blenders, shine and smoother, to the the olive butter base, and I relaxed with a luxurious hair and scalp steam for about 20 minutes.?

Natasha?s mission at Byu-ti is to ?Give Goodness.? While waiting for the steam, Emily gave a new look to my eyebrows, and the afternoon ended with a new hairstyle and serious custom cut from Natasha. I went home with the byu-ti bio-niu hair vitamins which keeps your hair strong and healthy.?

If you live in the Los Angeles area, stop by for the blender treatment where they say ?Love is in the Hair.? The salon is open 7 days a week. Appointments can be made online at where you can find a $25 off coupon on the site. ?If you can?t make it to L.A. you can buy their at home blender kits online and order the Byu-ti hair vitamins to keep your hair shiny and healthy. The salon is located at 510 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica.

It’s All About the Nails

I spent the morning at the OPI Headquarters in North Hollywood where I was privileged to meet Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, the Executive VP and Artistic Director at OPI Products, the giant makers of nail polish.

Suzi, better known as the First Lady of Nails, is the creative genious that came up with every signature color as well as the fun and flirty names for OPI shades.

With fun colors such as such as?OPI Lincoln Park After Dark and several from the?OPI Nail Polish India Collection – I’m india Mood for Love, a group of women were personally treated in hearing Suzi’s stories including her world wide travels in search of new names for the fashionable shades of color for each season.

Each woman went home with a ?with a copy of the hardcover book called, I’M NOT REALLY A WAITRESS, ?which highlights OPI’s 25 years in the beauty industry, as well as a goody bag filled with treats and the lastest colors of the season in the?OPI Nail Lacquer – Louvre Me Louvre Not – France Collection. ?Along with?a tube of?O.P.I. Avoplex Cuticle Oil to Go, and a base coast and top coat we were well prepared to make sure our nails would shine for the next online date we might have on the calendar.