Saturday, August 30, 2008

Brows are the best!

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Celebrity Eyebrow Makeovers

From pencil-thin to insanely bushy, see how stars like Madonna, Tyra Banks and Mariah Carey have tamed their unruly brows


Brows hold center stage in the beauty world, breeding "brow gurus" like Anastasia and more tweezing, waxing and threading techniques than ever. Why? Because they can make an amazing difference in how you look. Check out our gallery to see the improvements your favorite celebrities have made to their brows over the years and decide if you should step up your brow maintenance. Even if you have to lay off the tweezers for weeks ... it's worth it.

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Eyebrows make the face and they create a frame. IF you don't do your brows, consider using a slant tip brush and some matching eyeshadow color to your hair color to create a beautiful frame.

I love to draw my brows on in different shapes and colors, which usually depends on the hair color I am wearing at the time.

I use a basic three step process:
1. Load the slant tip brush with eyeshadow, tap off extra. Place the heel of the brush at the center of the brow where it begins to curve and draw short hair like strokes to the end of the brow.
2. Now place the heel of the brush at the nose side or beginning of the brow and make short hair like strokes to the center of the brow to meet up with the arch where you began.
3. Now draw smoothly over the entire brow area to fill in any gaps and finish the brow. Repeat on the other side.

Wah lah! Brows! A wee bit of brow coloring will enhance your overall makeup look! Try it today!
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Friday, August 29, 2008

Happy Friday! Work to evening makeup

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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner

Guest review by TotalBeauty.com editor Kristen Oldham-Giordani


This little pot o' liner is awesome. It goes on easier than a traditional liquid liner -- especially if you use a quality fine-tip brush -- and actually lasts.

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On Friday mornings I teach the "Super Glam Pam" makeup workshop and it's how to do smokey eye, pale lip and false lashes look that is easy to do with a small bag of products you can carry to work.

An extra ten minutes in party preparation can give you a dramatic look for going out with out doing a full makeup redo on yourself.

To experience the workshop and learn the tips, email for our next event.

If you need to go from the office to a party tonight, just deepen your eyeliner, making the stroke wider at the corners, and add a darker lipstick. That's enough to update the makeup and make it more evening and less "going to a meeting".

Enjoy!
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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Y.E.S. skincare for anti-aging and a new beauty byte!

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Guest Review: Redken Elastic Works 09

Rated a 9 by TotalBeauty.com Editor Sarah Carrillo

Redken Elastic Works 09 gives wavy hair well-defined curls that manage to stay bouncy and soft, not crispy or crunchy. I applied it to damp hair and diffused while scrunching. ...More

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Y.E.S. Skin care and who is Linda Eastwood?
She has over 20 years in the beauty and fashion industry, she is a published author, television personality, and charity champion.
She created the Young Essential Skincare as a premier line with results driven anti aging solutions for women.
It’s a duo of serum and moisturizer that dramatically increases moisture to the skin. It also:
• Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Rejuvenates sun aged skin
• Stimulates cell renewal
• Boosts collagen
• Tones and tightens
• Smoothes and brightens
• Is antimicrobial and antibacterial
There is a set of eye patches that can be used in combination with the duo for those experiencing deep lines around the eyes.
I love eye patches and have used Jafra, Avon, and Shiseido patches prior to finding these. As soon as I get my hands on some I’ll let you know the results.
Something else you should know about is Linda Eastwoods dedication to help fund Angel Faces a charity that helps women with severe facial disfigurements. For more information or to purchase YES and have it support Angel Faces, visit the link:
http://www.yesskincare.com/angel-face-partnership.php
Y.E.S. Skincare Side Effects: You can get a duo sample sent directly to you!
Younger looking skin, smoother texture, more confidence and less time required to get ready for the day!
These days, “Primers” are a big deal; they attempt to create a porcelain finish to your skin which allows makeup to go on flawlessly. ...our Y.E.S. Skincare line eliminates the need for a primer. You will love the finished look of your skin with or without makeup. In this busy life that we lead, this is a step that you can skip!

Sooooo....from my opinion, the duo is worth a try and you and you can help other's while helping yourself.

I experienced the Y.E.S. skincare and really enjoyed the smooth texture, easy slip, gentle scent of botanicals and absorption that was quick and silky into my skin.

I think you'll like this too! Enjoy!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Nars Orgasm blush is really worth it!

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Guest Review: Nars The Multiple

Rated a 7.5 by TotalBeauty.com Editor Kristen Oldham-Giordani

Nars The Multiple is a cream-to-powder formula that can be used anywhere (though it leaves lips feeling a little too powdery). The jumbo stick glides on smoothly and feels moist on skin, making it ideal for dry skin year-round or combination skin in the winter. ...More


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...grr...I just wrote an entire post and the Blogger site dropped it....enjoy the daily beauty byte and if I can pop back on to re-write the entire post again, well, I will!
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fresh Start workshop schedule link for you!

Hey! As you know, I teach workshops at your place or mine; though I also teach at the Fresh Start Women's Foundation.

Here's a link for the upcoming Fall semester
http://www.wehelpwomen.com/workshops/FreshStartfall_08.pdf
There is on site child care available for you, plus...just between us (whisper) there is always a goody bag for you to take home.

Call them at 602-282-8454 to make your reservation and you pay the $5 class fee on site.

Enjoy!
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DIY Pedis and DIY bridal makeup

Pedicure how-to
Top Do-It-Yourself Pedicure Tips

Pros share tips on getting salon results at home

With gorgeous sandals hitting the shelves, it's no time to be shy about baring your toes. Sure, you could splurge on a luxurious pedicure but who has the time and money to keep that up? Fortunately, celeb-trusted nail pros Roxanne Valinoti, Nicole Dihn and Jenna Hipp are sharing their top tips for pampering your feet. Read their advice to find out how to do a pedicure at home -- and look like you went to a salon. ...More


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Okay, so the 2008 wedding trend is going two ways: extremely frugal and extremely expensive.

If you are conserving cash flow and looking to save somewhere in your budget, doing some of your own beauty routine is a savings cow. Consider getting your bridal party together and having a "do it yourself" pedi party! Or there are several mobile beauty choices that can come to your house and still be affordable.

It is completely possible to do your own makeup for the day of the wedding and still look gorgeous. Check out my book on learning professional technique for the big day, or come by a Bridal Makeup 101 workshop this week. Wednesday morning has some spaces, and if there is enough interest, I'll open up a Saturday morning also. Just email me.

Enjoy the beauty tips and see you soon at a workshop for your bridal party, teens fall trend or resume ready face!
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Monday, August 25, 2008

Instant hydration in a pump dispenser!

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Guest Review: Chanel Precision Hydramax + Active Serum Active Moisture Boost

Rated a 9.5 by TotalBeauty.com Editor Charli Schuler

Dry skin types who usually reach for a rich, heavy cream will love this lightweight blue serum. It not only instantly hydrates, but also makes skin a perfectly smooth, youthful canvas for sunscreen, primer or foundation. ...More


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I love love love this stuff! If you live in the sun, get it. If you work in air conditioning, get it. If you travel by plane, get it! If you drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages, get it!

You add this to your morning or evening beauty routine, after a serum if you use it. Or, you can layer it over a made up face at the end of the day to rejuvenate before you go out. Finally, if you have an important media appointment, use it to fill in fine lines by plumping the skin with instant hydration.

Love it!

If you are coming out for the bridal makeup workshop this week, please wear a white shirt, or the color of your dress and bring you digital camera so you can get a "feel" for what your makeup will look like in photographs.
See you soon!
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Saturday, August 23, 2008

How short is too short...and do you prefer long hair?

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Celebrities' Super Short Hairstyles

Stars like Rihanna and Paris Hilton take it all off -- their hair that is

It's no surprise that so many stars opt for super short bobs and pixie cuts. Aside from being low-maintenance, a short style puts more focus on the face and adds more attitude to their overall look. Check out which celebrities make cropped hair look gorgeous ... and tempting. (If you feel the urge to reach for the scissors after viewing their photos, we highly recommend you get a professional to do the cutting.) ...More


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Okay, I apologize that I send that I would get a new photo up of my hair cut from the "experiment" of trying an unknown chain salon and stylist...and have not. Yes, it's short, but not as short as the hairstyles on the gals in this daily beauty byte.

See the problem is I don't have the right cord for the transfer of photos and just haven't made it to the electronics store yet...

It's Saturday and a party day around here. Enjoy your day off, I'll be working for L'Oreal all day, so if you are in my area, come by the shop and get some swag.

Til' Monday!
p.s. remember to sign up for your workshops next week.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Lip liners, workshops and Wii Fit!

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Best Liners for Your Lips

From MAC and Smashbox to Wet n Wild, the pencils that garnered top ratings and glowing product reviews

Not too hard or soft, these lip liners appealed to TotalBeauty.com editors and members for a variety of really good reasons. Find out if you should upgrade the pencil you have at home or add another color to your collection. (Did we miss your favorite? Write a review to bump up its status!) ...More



You know...a great liner doesn't have to cost alot, and if you haven't tried the ol' faithful of inexpensive cosmetics, try a 99 cent Wet'n'Wild lip liner today! You can't beat the price, the smooth texture, great pigment and long wear.

I'm at the Wii event all weekend, and I am here to tell you, the Wii Fit really does give a workout! Just ask my legs!

Workshop space is still available for next week and remember if you are using credit card, please process through paypal.com and print the receipt to bring to class.

See you there!
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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Infomercial beauty best buys and blunders

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Top 23 "As Seen on TV" Skin Products

Find out which acne fighters, anti-aging creams and moisturizers are worth the shipping and handling fees

Admit it: On nights you can't sleep you may stay up watching infomercials or checking out what Suzanne Somers is hawking on the Home Shopping Network. After an hour or so, those products all start to sound pretty great. But which ones are really worth picking up the phone for? TotalBeauty.com readers bravely ordered and found out. Check out their favorite "as seen on TV" skin care products. ...More

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We have all seen the infomercials! And even bought some! Years ago I bought the hair care system by Lori Davis that was pitched by Cher. It was expensive and so so, but Cher said she used it and so I figured if it's good enough for her, it's good enough for me!

I have also recently tried the Principal Secret line called REclaim with Agireline. It was decent. Not wow! whoa!, but decent and good prices with a good quantity. Slightly lacking in packaging, but then again, money was saved on the overall product.

So, write in with your infomercial stores! Post them in the comments because you know, someone else has probably bought the same thing and wants to share in the laughter!

Workshops are up for next week and the AB skin care pads are being given away as you read! So write in for your chance to win.
Enjoy!
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

AB skincare giveaway...wee! Wipe away the wrinkles!



Hello ladies who love great skin care that is safe, gentle and effective!
I recently received a sample of the 10% glycolic pads to wipe across your skin and help diminsh fine lines. Below I have posted some info from their main webstore where you can get your own tub of wrinkle eraser pads.

But! To get your hands on the tubs that I have to give away:
Please send your name, age, contact info to: makeupbycherelynn at yahoo dot com and answer these questions:
1. Who's the dermatologist behind the science of this product?
2. What is the "secret" of the effectiveness?
3. What other products are featured in the AB line?

Good luck! I'll choose the winners from the group of emails that come in between today and August 27th, 2008. All items are shipped standard usps mail.

Okay, enjoy the information below, read the testimonials on the website at http://www.abskincare.com/

AB 10%: Wipe Away the Years
Exclusively formulated with glycolic acid to cleanse skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and significantly reduce the size of pores. These remarkable glycolic treatment pads gently exfoliate dead skin without dryness or irritation. Regular use delivers clinically proven anti-aging benefits, including reversing sun damage and correcting hyper-pigmentation and discoloration. For all skin types.


Benefits
Deep Cleans and Gently Exfoliates
Reduces Fine Lines
Significantly Reduces the Size of Pores
Relieves Redness and Dryness
Evens out Hyper-pigmentation and Discoloration
Lightens Minor Scars and Sun Spots
Improve your Skin on a Daily Basis by Reducing the Size of Pores

Improve the Firmness of your Skin and Fight Wrinkles by Building Collagen

See you at the Makeup University workshops next week!
Wednesday Bridal Makeup DIY
Thursday Cheer & Pom Football season game day looks*
Friday Resume ready face: the look that gets hired

All workshops start at 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Bring your own product and tools to work with and recommendations will be made to build your kit
* Will be in the evening, 3:00-5:00 pm
Cash, paypal for credit cards, no personal checks please
See you there!
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Help for humidity hair and makeup challenges

Guest Review: Marco Pelusi Anti-Frizz Leave-In Conditioner

Rated 9.5 by TotalBeauty.com Editor Charli Schuler

It's easy to see why Marco Color Anti-Frizz Leave-In Conditioner with Collagen Color Guard is hairstylist Marco Pelusi's signature product. Just one or two pumps miraculously detangle knots and tame frizz on all hair types. ...More

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Ah, more talk on how to deal with humidity. My vote: stay in the air conditioning.
Oh! Then that a/c dries out your skin! What's a gal to do!

Well, to help with excess oil in humid weather, remember to BLOT the skin before reapplying powder. There are some products that you can apply that absorb oil, such as the Clean and Clear line, or some that just help hide it. Either way you go, I prefer to blot and clean up the excess oil, then reapply translucent powder with a brush. Enjoy!
p.s. the new workshop schedule for the end of the month will be up shortly. :)

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Clean tools in humid weather = less pimples and greasiness

17 Hairstyles That Take Less Than 10 Minutes

Up 'dos mere mortals like us can actually replicate at home

With a few (and only a few) key products and styling tools, you can quickly give yourself a salon-worthy 'do. And hey, if you hate it, try a different one -- at least you haven't blown 60 bucks and a hour of precious time on it. ...More

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Fresh daily beauty byte for you! Enjoy! Especially if you need help with your hair. I do. I love it when I come out of the salon and it's been washed and styled professionally.

Almost every time I do someone's makeup, they say, "Oh, would you live with me and do my makeup every morning!". I feel that way about hair, if only the professional stylist would do it every time I needed it to look good. *sigh*

Here in Arizona, it's incredibly hot and humid. More so than normal, that's scary. I've written alot lately about maintaining your makeup in the humid weather, but a quick reminder for you to help maintain your skin blemish and break out free is to

CLEAN YOUR BRUSHES, SPONGES, TOOLS! In humid weather your skin produces more oil, gets a wee bit more shiny and can result in your applying more powder.

To take good care of your makeup tools: wash in warm water, use a soap or shampoo, get a good lather and rinse til the water is clear and no longer the color of the last product put on the brush.

Dry sideways so the water doesn't run down into the metal band that holds the fibers together which could destroy the adhesive.

When they are completely dry, shake and fluff into shape!

As for the puff you carry in your compact: I'm not a fan of these, I prefer a retractable brush, but if you use it; consider buying a multi-pack at the drugstore and switch it out often with washing in between. The cleaner your tool, the less breakdown in integrity of your product, the fewer pimples and risk of contamination or infection.

Hooray for science! Enjoy the daily beauty byte, pass on the feedback as you get it.


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