Beauty Buzz: Sofia Vergara Says Plastic Is Fantastic, GlamSquad Goes for the Beauty Gold, and Get the Lushest Lashes of the Them All


Sofia Vergara is nothing if not candid, so one would expect some surprising answers when it comes to her beauty routine. The actress admits that while she’s all about age prevention –she loves her Crème de la Mer – she’s not opposed to getting plastic surgery either. She also admitted that she likes to take her time getting ready, up to an hour and 15 minutes if necessary. “Everyone is always rushing me! They'll lie about when an event starts to try to get me there on time. But I always know, so I don't give a damn.” [Redbook]

Glamsquad is getting a gilded boost with personal investments from top execs at Gilt. Co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson has worked closely with some of the biggest beauty brands in the biz for the luxury flash sale site and hopes to bring their newest buys to the up and coming app. “Beauty is an industry that is sensitive to discounting,” Wilkis Wilson said. “Gilt is my baby, but I feel like this baby is now in college.” [Wall Street Journal]

Want to become “the fairest of them all?” The bigger question is who wouldn’t! Ardell is launching a set of limited edition Snow White Lash Kits this month to give your lush lashes and allow you channel the princess’ iconic beauty. Each kit comes with lash adhesive, LashLites, and Demi Wispies in different hues to enhance your eye color. One bit of advice: don’t take apples from anyone after application. [Glam Inbox]

We’ve learned a lot since we’ve entered the beauty biz, but our wealth of knowledge isn’t anything in comparison with Sonia Kashuk. As the mega makeup entrepreneur celebrates her 15 year anniversary with Target, she shared a few pearls of wisdom that we’re already adding to our repertoire. Our favorite tip: It's makeup for goodness' sake; there are no rules except to have fun! [Pop Sugar]

We product junkies amass more makeup than we could possibly wear all at one time, so it’s easy to forget when it time to toss our beloved beauty buys. Thankfully, celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg has an easy guide to ensure your makeup musts are germ-free. Pro tip: If that mascara is clumping up, it’s time to toss it! [Huffington Post]

Since you may be cleaning out your cosmetic supply this weekend, Saturday August 16 will be the best time to re-stock! QVC is devoting 24 hours to our favorite beauty brands with not just product offerings, but expert tips from Jamie Kern Lima, Kate Somerville, and Laura Geller as well. Plus, viewers will be the first to find out the nominees of the shopping network’s QVC Customer Choice Beauty Awards. We're ready to rock the vote! [Glam Inbox]