Monday, March 8, 2010

Sandra's Keeping It Real

Congratulations to Sandra Bullock for her well-deserved Best Actress win in her moving portrayal of Leigh Ann Tuohy in The Blind Side. Sandra looked stunning last night in her golden moment, but I'm left to wonder if Sandra's stylist suggested to the actress she would look like her Oscar statue in the body-hugging, gleaming Marchesa gown.

I'm really happy for Sandra. I loved her in Speed, thought she was adorable in The Proposal and was moved by her performance in The Blind Side. Her acceptance speech made me LOL and cry at the same time. I guess that's why she gets all the big bucks. She brought a smile to my face in her opening sentence: "Did I finally wear all of you down, or did I really earn The Award deservingly?" But she brought tears to my eyes when she thanked her mother German opera singer Helga D. Meyer "that there's no race, religion, no class system, no color, nothing, no sexual orientation that makes us better than any else."

The day before the Oscars, Sandra took home another award: The Golden Raspberry for the comedy All About Steve. In the movie, she played Mary Horowitz, a socially awkward crossword doer who turns stalker when she meets a local TV cameraman. She picked up her Razzie in person, arriving with DVDs of the flick to give out to the audience.

Amen sister! Keep it real!

I thought all the gowns were really glamorous last night. Metallic was huge trend last night. In addition to Sandra, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Miley Cyrus looked gorgeous in their shimmering dresses. I also thought Sarah Jessica Parker looked so lovely in her custom buttery yellow Chanel dress adorned with silver flowers.

Of course, hair and makeup were as fabulous as the dresses last night. I loved Sandra's loose hair and glamourous makeup. She looked so gorgeous. Who wouldn't just die to have such long, gleaming hair. Turns out the Oscar winner uses Fredrick Fekkai's Brilliant Glossing System just like me. You can read more about how to really add shine to your hair here.

I've used Fekkai's Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner and really liked it. It's packed with silicone and natural oils like jojoba, olive and sweet almond to really soften my hair and add gorgeous shine without weighing it down. I use it whenever I feel I want to bring my dull hair back to life. I like it best when the shampoo and conditioner are used together. But be warned: the consistency of both is really thick so don't use it more than once a week to avoid buildup.

Other tips to get that glossy, silky hair like Sandra's are use the right hair dryer like the ones that use ionic technology, try hair oil like Moroccan Oil, mega moisturizers like Lush's H'suan Wen Hua and eating food rich in Omega-3s like wild salmon, avocados and almonds and you'll bring back luster to your hair.

I also really liked her bold, colorful fuchsia lips. It was a unique twist to the classic red lips. Sandra used Chanel's Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in Paris.

While smoky eyes are usually the makeup de jour at these award shows, last night the berry and red lips took center stage and it was my favorite beauty look all night. The bright lip colors really popped against a sea of metallic, slate grey and flesh-colored gowns. Best supporting actress-nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal lips were a bright pink. She wore a Nars lipstick in Schiap while presenter Cameron Diaz wore a pretty orange-red in Chanel Rouge Coco in Gabrielle.

What do you think of the colorful pouts last night? Are you going to go there this Spring? Let me know in the comments.


  1. Great post Jen! I am happy for Sandra too and her dress was definitely one of the better ones we saw last night. Kind of a dreadful selection. Loving the pretty lip colors though! I'm sure WendyB concurs!

  2. so happy for sandra as well...and she looked of my favorite parts was all the colorful pouts...and like stacy said...i am sure wendyb concurs...but then...she always has a colorful hollywood glam!

  3. I love Sandra Bullock because she is so real and I thought she looked amazing last night. Kate Winslet is also my hero and she looked stunning as well.

  4. I was bawling my eyes out during Sandra's speech (even though I didn't want her to win). Great post!



  5. yeah Sandra. You were great last night and in your role of a lifetime. You looked beautiful and your speech brought tears to my eyes.
    I'm also happy that Kathryn Bigelow won for best director. It's about time a woman was recognized in this category.
    Let's not forget that this is Women's History Month.