| Dec 30, 2009
| 9:32 PM
This just in from the L.A. Times Image desk: Champagne isn't just for drinking. Beauty companies have captured its essence in a range of products. So, whether you were a house guest over the holidays and need a way to......
| Mar 21, 2010
Redheads hold an iconic place in American pop culture. There's the voluptuous come-hither trappings of Rita Hayworth and cartoon sex bomb Jessica Rabbit; the comedic zaniness of Lucille Ball, Debra Messing, Carrot Top and Conan O'Brien; and the girl-next-...
| Mar 21, 2010
The idea of orange makeup may conjure up images of circus clowns or overly tanned women sporting neon coral lipstick on a sweltering day. But this spring, orange and coral hues are looking fresh, modern and totally wearable.
From highly pigmented poppy...
| Mar 29, 2010
Some consumers are more than willing to pay higher prices for organically grown food and other products. But is the extra dollar worth it? The answer may depend upon personal priorities.
By definition, organically grown foods are produced without most...
| Jul 18, 2010
The days when taking home a souvenir from your favorite hotel meant a bad logo T-shirt or golf visor are long gone.
How about a Rebecca Minkoff bag? The W Hotel's stores have one in an exclusive shade of turquoise. A pair of Band of Outsiders pajamas?...
| Jul 11, 2010
Don't want to stumble through the sand on laser-cut platforms at a Malibu beach party? Rubber flip-flops too casual? Tkees, a collection of dressy leather sandals, are a beachy choice with an interesting slogan: Cosmetics for your feet.
| Jul 25, 2010
Are there multiple shampoos in your shower caddy? Old face creams gathering dust in your cabinet? Have you been accused of having a bathroom that looks like a Sephora store?
Most important, does any of this make you a "cosmoholic"? Yes, there is such a...
| Oct 9, 2011
What's in a name? When it comes to nail polish, a catchy name can seal the deal for a woman searching for "her" color.
Flip the bottle to read the label and a quirky or funny name instantly sets a shade apart in a sea of reds, pinks and nudes —...
| Dec 21, 2008
It arrives most every year, that moment when you realize you need to find another holiday gift -- fast. The less-than-enviable fallback: a lackluster candle from the Hallmark store or a Starbucks gift card you either take out of your wallet or pick up...
| Jan 11, 2009
"The weave is gone. Forget about it," says Rebecca Opong, as she leans on the counter of African Image Beauty Supply & Salon on Western Avenue. She sighs. "The economy is bad. Now, they all want half-wigs."
On this recent Saturday afternoon, the chairs...
| Sep 5, 2008
So much for the slogan, "Still nothing over 99 cents, ever!"
After 26 years, the 99 Cents Only Stores chain is expected to announce Monday that it will raise some of its prices above 99 cents for the first time.
The City of Commerce retailer, faced with...