Jennifer Lopez Headed to Rita Hazan Last Friday

Jennifer Lopez visited celeb colorist Rita Hazan (who had colored her hair for many years) at Rita’s namesake 5th Avenue salon on Friday, March 28.

“She let me do my thing,” said Rita. After a special hair treatment, Rita gave J Lo a chocolate brown base with toffee highlights. “It’s lighter than her ‘normal’ look – we’re working towards making it blonder for summer. A work in progress until the warmer months get here.” Jennifer also enjoyed a shoulder massage by the lovely Marina before sitting in Juan Carlos Maciques‘ chair for a sleek and smooth blowout.

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You’ll Have to Come Up with Another Reason for Declining Bad Dates.

Hey, girls!

Hope your weekend was fab. I have to tell you about the sublimity that is this super-absorbant Sephora brand hair towel. It’s nothing short of phenom. Blow drying your hair sucks (doesn’t it? I get tired just THINKING about it sometimes) so I’m always on the lookout for things that both make the drying process shorter and lengthen the time I can go between blowouts.

This hair towel ($20) is made of Aquitex – a material woven from ultra-fine microfibers to wick moisture from hair faster and more thoroughly than ordinary towels. I like to wrap up my hair in this machine washable dream and lotion on up and then do some chores or watch some DVR’d TV for thirty minutes or so before starting the blow dry with my T3 Evolution.

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Weekend Beauty Reads from The Beauty Blog Network

Beauty Anonymous brings you Anna Sui Beach Collection for Summer 2008!

Tousled, textured hair is the top tress trend for Spring 2008! StyleBell shows you how to create Beachy Waves with your flat iron.

Mischo Beauty shares her best tips on how to prepare for a bikini wax and what to expect!

The Makeup Divas Beauty Blog is blown away by these ProSilk Hair Products!

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic reconsiders blonde hair after some great color advice from Brad Johns!

The Muse shows you the solution to eyeshadow fall out woes with a review of Shadow Shields!

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AM Boosters

It’s not coming together today, friends.

Lauren, Amber and I attended this party thrown by Amber’s fiance’s company last night. When I’m invited to a Wall Street party where the attendance will skew 99% male, I definitely make it my biz to be there. I also never met an open bar I didn’t like. And there were chicken fingers involved. I love a chicken finger. Anywho, countless vodka sodas and 60-Minutes-style interviews with Bear Stearns employees later, Lauren and I headed to another bar, where I had yet another vodka soda and an entire ORDER of chicken fingers. You know, cause I hadn’t had enough of either before. I arrived home at 1am feeling fab. I woke up this morning circa 6am feeling the OPPOSITE of fab. So I employed every “wake up” product I had – here are the ones that made the most difference in my lifestyle.

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Elizabeth Arden’s Bronze Look 2008 Spring Collection

I am loving the EA spring collection, diva dollfaces. I’m so glad the brand has contributed to the world of gel liners with their new Color Intrigueโ„ข Gel Eyeliner with Brush. It comes in two wearable shades: Bronze Pearl and Black Pearl. Each comes with its own eyeliner brush (memo to makeup companies: I think EVERY gel liner should come with its own brush!) and applies smoothly to create a subtle or dramatic look. I am loving the Bronze Pearl shade. It’s a gorgeous jewel-toned streak of definition that lightens up my look for spring and yet still makes my eyes pop. The packaging is also to die.

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Get 20% off at The Cosmetic Market!

Happy Thursday, gals!
The Cosmetic Market is a very luxe beauty e-store that sells many of my fave beauty brands including Therapy Systems, Bumble & Bumble, Tweezerman, Terax, OPI, DuWop, Tarte, Deluxe Beauty, Fresh, Dr. Perricone, Mario Badescu and much more. To celebrate the re-launch of their site this month, they’d like to offer BBJ readers a 20% discount on any purchase from April 4 through April 30 with code JUNKIE. How fab is that?

Pour Some Salt on Me.

I have a mild-to-medium case of spring fever that I’m pretty sure was induced by my purchasing a strange amount of the Jovovich-Hawk collection at Target a couple weeks ago. There are two spring dresses in my closet that are just DYING to make their debut into the world. Unfortch, it’s still too chilly for spring clothes in NYC, but I have started my spring bod prep and that includes at least bi-weekly self-tanning with some in between maintenance with my new gradual tanning lotion of choice, Aveeno Continuous Radiance Moisturizing Lotion($13). This stuff tans you like a DREAM, just be careful when you apply so as to minimize streaking. Also, if you’re the fairest of them all (as I am) I would “dial your tan” somewhere in the medium range in order to keep it real. Know what I’m saying?

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