Beauty 411: Alexandra Soveral

(AP) Judy the Beauty won the $100,000 Las Flores Stakes by 4 lengths at Santa Anita on Sunday. Ridden by John Velazquez, Judy the Beauty ran six furlongs in 1:08.22 after shipping in from her base at Florida's Gulfstream Park. She had been idle since finishing second in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on Nov. 2. Judy the Beauty paid $3, $2.20 and $2.10 as the 1-2 favorite in a field of five older fillies and mares. Heir Kitty returned $3 and $2.20, and Munnings Sister was another nose back in third and paid $2.40 to show. The victory, worth $60,000, increased Judy the Beauty's career earnings to $825,757, with six wins in 14 starts. Source:

We are thrilled to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the CEW Insiders Choice Beauty Awards, says Carlotta Jacobson, president of CEW. The Product Demonstration provides the beauty industry with an opportunity to showcase its most innovative products, and we are delighted to have more than 760 products competing for the prestigious CEW Beauty Awards seal in 2014. CEW members, 6,000 beauty industry executives, vote to select the finalists in each of the 31 categories. After the finalists are announced on April 4th, CEWs Board of Governors along with other industry experts will vote to determine the winners, who will be announced at the Beauty Awards luncheon May 16th at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Winners will be judged based on innovation, delivery system and packaging. Carlotta Jacobson also announced several new initiatives for 2014: Iconic Beauty Award: In celebration of 20 years of the Insiders' Choice Beauty Awards, CEW has launched the new Iconic Beauty Award. The award, powered by DSM Personal Care, will recognize two products (one in mass & one in prestige) that have transcended 20 or more years in the industry. Source:

Beauty Trends from the Oscars

In the words of Sly & the Family Stone Everybody Is A Star so we break down a few of Oscars' best beauty looks for red carpet moments of your own. Lupita Nyong'o: Make Short Hair Glamorous What we learned: Even if you have super-short locks, hair accessories (especially super-girly sparkly ones) can be your friend transforming your look into Cinderella-at-the-ball. In good company: Jennifer Lawrence and Portia de Rossi also glamorized and got creative with their short hairdos. They capitalized on this spring's slicked-back look but literally took the trend up a notch by pumping up the volume at the front of the hair. Insider information: Nyong'o's hairstylist, Larry Simms, applied a quarter-size amount of Smooth N Shine Go Pro Curls (about $12.69, and ) to Nyong'o's damp hair diffusing it to create a fine curl. Source:

Designer Beauty Collaborations

8 / 20 Antonio Lopez and MAC Whats Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 To celebrate the artwork of fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez, MAC embossed his illustrations on the packaging of a line of palettes , each one featuring one of Antonio's Girls. 9 / 20 Nars and Pierre Hardy Whats Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pedicures and sandals go together like two peas in a pod, which makes shoe designer Pierre Hardy 's polish collaboration with Nars just common sense. 11 / 20 Rebecca Minkoff and Nivea Whats Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Fan favorite Rebecca Minkoff has designed a limited-edition cap for Nivea , which was inspired by a vintage bandanna with bohemian flair. 11 / 20 Ahava and Kooba Whats Your Reaction? Source:

CEW 20th anniversary celebration of beauty awards was electrifying

They will even order you a champagne lunch if thats what you fancy! Libby does my cut; shes amazing in that she can do something you can easily maintain at home and looks super-stylish. Sibby does my color when I have time. Shes also amazing at making you look like you never had color donejust natural, shiny hair. See THE WARDROBE ESSENTIALS I love the feel of silk on the skin, and I love color, especially during the dark winter months. My work wardrobe consists mainly of Tucker silk dresses for when Im seeing clients and Tucker blouses that I wear with boyfriend jeans on laboratory days. When I want to sharpen things up for an important meeting, I go for Peridot read Londontheir modern tailoring makes me feel powerful yet fashionable. To keep up with the trends and upcoming designers, the best places are Viola in the West End and Celestine Eleven in East London. Source: