Sunday, May 31, 2009

Cellulite creams and options

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Cellulite Creams that Actually Work

From Chanel to L'Oreal, which creams firmed thighs and which failed


Let's face it: Cellulite is a part of life most of us need to accept. Experts generally agree that while you can't completely get rid of it, you can minimize its appearance with the right products. But what are those? We had a panel test a variety of at-home approaches. Find out which products worked best for them -- and which were a waste of time and money.

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Okay, some products really do work, and the beauty bubble has a great list for you! Plus there are deep thermal treatments that can be performed in your local doctors office as an outpatient procedure.
If all of that is too much for you, just invest in the $40 pair of Spanxx brand ( do not get a substitute) body slimmers/smoothers.
p.s. Yep, this runner has cellulite. You won't see it because it showed up in a photo shoot that I did, and nope, those photos will go to the grave!

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

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Best and Worst Highlights for Your Hair Type

Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston should be your hair color inspiration, but Lindsay Lohan, not so much


Considering highlights or wondering what went wrong with yours? Let these celebrities guide you towards the best (and away from the worst) highlights for your hair type.

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Okay...I want highlights but there is no way that I am doing anything to my hair! Not since the great bleach burn of 2007. See, since the "great bleach burn of 2007" I have used semi to demi color on my hair to keep it dark. Actually darker than it is naturally and I do it to keep the grey away!
So take a look at the pictures and send me your own worst or best highlight jobs!
Or better yet, if you know of a great stylist in the greater Phoenix ( by this I really mean Mesa) area, tell me!
Otherwise I have no choice but to travel to Robertson ave in Los Angeles and have Ken Paves do my hair. That will require a two month mortgage commitment!

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Friday, May 29, 2009

The urban legends of beauty: what are yours?

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16 Beauty Myths -- Busted!

We dug up the facts on everything from fighting cellulite to getting a "safe" tan


16 Beauty Myths -- Busted!

Beauty info gets passed through the generations but is some of it urban legend? See if you can determine what's myth and what's not.

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Okay, things like cat litter for clay masks, hemorroid creme for puffy eyes, or vaseline as a moisturizer? What beauty myth do you use or have tried?

One for sure that does work and is worth trying is two different types of at home exfoliators:

1. For soft hands: sugar and glycerin. The glycerin is something you need to buy at a drugstore, like Walgreens or CVS and it will be by the face cremes. Mix a bit together, enough to make a paste and wash your hands with it. Soft!

2. For exfoliation and revealing of new skin on dry chappy hands: lemon juice, olive oil, and salt! The fruit acid pulls off dead skin with the salt and the olive oil moisturizes. Wash your hands and enjoy the smoothness!
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

QVC; BOBBI BROWN & a Summer Love! Tune in May 30th!






Tune in to QVC for Love Summer Saturday, May 30, 2009 from 3 – 5 p.m. ET and Sunday, June 7, 2009 from 3 – 5 p.m. ET.


Okay, write that part down, and now here's the details!


First, after reading this, visit http://www.qvc.com/ You will see the beautiful Bobbi Brown and can click through the link for the information about the amazing sales and promotions ( you know QVC can get a price lower than Costco!) just created with you in mind!

QVC is having this great event with Legendary makeup artist, author and entrepreneur Bobbi Brown .

She is scheduled to make three, one-hour QVC appearances this Saturday, May 30 at midnight, 11 AM and 5 PM (ET) to share her unique beauty philosophy, revolutionary cosmetics and expert advice. Her signature line of wearable, natural looking makeup - Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will be showcased throughout the day offering QVC shoppers a selection of new and best selling items.

As a makeup artist who has followed the career of Bobbi Brown, what I love about her most is that she was a mom who would stop at nothing to see her dreams come true for her family.

If anything, watch QVC just to watch Bobbi Brown and glean from her and how she is doing it. I think that may be one of the best parts next to the amazing deals that are going to happen this weekend because you are literally going to watch an expert work her craft so you can hone yours. It doesn't matter if you are in the beauty industry, what matters is you watching her and how she does her version of success.

Enjoy the sales and more from the road!

Remember to check out QVC for the Bobbi Brown special on May 30th, plus check out the other goodies they sell in the beauty aisle such as Philosophy ( holla back my fellow Arizonans!), Pure, Tarte and Smashbox! ( I love them because they are a modern day Max Factor. Literally!)




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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Beauty updates!

Hi,
I'm traveling alot this summer and will be gathering beauty information along the way.
I'm looking forward to sharing with you the adventure as I see it from city to city.
Thanks for your continued support of the blog and maybe I'll see you in your hometown!
Pinch me and say hi!

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Makeup Tricks That Erase 10 Years

Try these simple color and texture changes to look younger today


Here's motivation for you: At the end of this article, you can cozy up to your makeup mirror and emerge looking 10 years younger. What habits to break, what new techniques to try -- it's all here with before-and-after pictures.

See tips


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Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day and some beauty stuff

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Your Get More Glamorous Guide

Everything you need for gorgeous lips, eyes and more!


Who couldn't use a little more glam in their life? We know we could! That's why TotalBeauty.com put together the ultimate guide to getting glam. From makeup tips and tricks to products to try, everything you need is here!

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Memorial Day weekend:
One for remembering and one for thanking and here’s to looking at the future!
I know that current media is saying one thing, though I choose to believe the Word of God and what He is saying about right now.

There are too many great and mighty promises ready to come forth to not press in higher to the calling of the Lord. Hear Him wooing you deeper and closer to Him!
This weekend as a holiday has gotten sidetracked from what it truly was meant for and that’s to honor and remember our service men and women.

I remember my mom telling stories of when she was a little girl that she and her sisters, with their mother would make red poppy flowers to put on the graves of the servicemen in their local town cemetery. They would also spend time cleaning up the grave sites.

I’ve never gone and done that, though I think that it is a memory worth keeping.
Does anyone still do this? Do you do it for the family members in your lineage that have gone on to Glory or do you also do it for the unnamed and unknown soldiers?
Just curious, please post a comment if you do. Thanks!

And a big prayer and heartfelt thanks to the past and present service men and women in our military branches!


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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bright shadow for you!

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Real-Woman Tutorial: How to Wear Bright Eyeshadow

Yes, you can wear teal shadow without looking garish -- just follow these steps


This tutorial is designed to show you step-by-step how to wear bright colored eyeshadow (which is doable even if you have small or Asian eyes). Brightly colored eyes can dress up a look when paired with a neutral or nude face, or accessorize an entire outfit. Just make sure you know how to wear it before rocking it in the office.

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Yep, I love to w ear bright bold colors in eyeshadow and lips: though, it needs to be worn in small doses. Enjoy!

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Friday, May 22, 2009

The best waterproof mascaras

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The 12 Best Waterproof Mascaras

Keep your eyes smudge-free with mascaras from L'Oreal, Maybelline, Lancome and more


There are certain times and places (weddings, the beach, a sudden emotional breakdown) when you just need waterproof mascara. The problem is, so many waterproof formulas can be drying -- or not waterproof enough. Thankfully, our readers shared which formulas got them through tear sessions, surf outings and more without a single smudge or flake. Find out which mascara will help you weather those soggy situations.

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No. 12: Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! Waterproof Mascara, $18

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.6*


Why it's great: "This is a great mascara that volumizes and lengthens my lashes..."

No. 11: Avon WASH-OFF WATERPROOF Mascara, $6.50

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.7*


Why it's great: Readers say, "this is perfect for daytime. It's not too heavy, but defines lashes..."

No. 10: Dior Mascara Diorshow Waterproof -- Backstage Makeup, $24

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.7*


Why it's great: "My eyelashes look huge, fake and melodramatic, but without clumping..."

Want to see what's no. 1? Click here!


AM. this ones for you!

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tanning: the pros and cons

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Seven Deadly Skin Sins

Want gorgeous skin? Start by making sure you don't commit any of these skin-damaging crimes


We hate to get preachy on you, but if you want your skin to look great well into your 80s, you'll follow this advice, courtesy of dermatologists and skin care experts. When asked what the worst possible things for our skin are, these topped their lists. So now, repeat after us, "thou shalt not"...

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Remember back in history, very pale skin was considered beautiful because if you were tan it meant you were poor and had to work outside. Now, if you are tan, it belies you are rich and don't have to work inside and have all day to lay around poolside.
Funny how things change?
I like it when I'm tan, and evenly too. I've used the bed, the side of the river, at home do it yourself bottles, and the spray machine which is very similiar to being run through a car wash machine.
No matter which option you choose, remember to put in a skin saving pre-caution step. Such as sunscreen, moisturizer, and even drinking water and taking a collagen supplement.

Enjoy the beauty bubble and I look forward to seeing you at the next makeup class on June 1st at Fresh Start foundation for women.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"I do" up do's for you!

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Bridal Hair Pictures and How-Tos

Recreate these wedding-day appropriate celebrity updos and hairstyles with our easy step-by-step instructions


If you're planning a wedding (or just going to one) in this economy, you're probably looking for ways to cut costs. One way: do your own hair or have a friend do it. You can still look gorgeous on your big day with one of these celebrity hairstyles.

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It's wedding season across the nation and the "I do up do" is one for the memory making. I personally did my own hair, and the wedding was at the beach. So all the styles that I "practiced" at home in Arizona before leaving for the beach didn't work. Why? Because I didn't plan for the humidity. Next time: pack anti-humectant products if getting married at the beach.

I've got some product giveaways coming up, plus a review of RSF skincare for you. Get ready for something new to try!
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hairstyle help! 411 on the way!

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Best and Worst Hairstyles for Your Face Shape

Find the best look for you based on these celebrity hairstyle hits and misses


What's the best cut and style for my face shape? It's one of the beauty questions most frequently asked by women. Here are some of the best and worst styles you can select for your face shape as seen on some of our favorite celebrities.

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Enjoy the hairstyle help! I always love a hairstyle opinion... :) Mine has been in transition for the past two years ever since the great bleach burn at a local salon. It's now healthy, and the last bit of the burn at the scalp was cut off last month when I bobbed my hair for the summer.
From here on out, it's all root touch ups, end trims and grow grow grow baby!
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Age defying makeup tricks!

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Makeup Tricks That Erase 10 Years

Try these simple color and texture changes to look younger today


Here's motivation for you: At the end of this article, you can cozy up to your makeup mirror and emerge looking 10 years younger. What habits to break, what new techniques to try -- it's all here with before-and-after pictures.

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Happy Saturday and enjoy today's age defying beauty secrets! It's true that technique will take you further than product!
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It's Birthday time!

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10 Best Beauty Breakthroughs

These products have changed the way we color our hair, erase wrinkles, zap brown spots and more


Thousands of beauty products debut each year so it takes something special for a product to stand out from the crowd. These are the goods we think deserve a prime spot on your bathroom counter. So without further ado...

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WEe! It's my birthday today and I'm super excited about my age: and gracefully growing!
I think my number one anti-aging beauty secret for another year is sunscreen.
Both the product you put on your skin and the physical blocks such as a hat, sunglasses or a long sleeve. Especially if you have tattoos like me!
I'm celebrating today in many ways and will have some photos to post later.
Enjoy your beauty breakthrough bubble and keep the comments coming!
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What's your "glam" lip style?

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What's Your Ideal Glam Lip Color?

Take this quiz to find out which lipstick shade reflects your personal taste


Soft on the inside yet bold on the outside, highly pigmented lip colors can speak volumes about your personality -- before you've uttered a word. Find out which shade of the beauty editor- and consumer-favorite MAX Factor Vivid Impact Lipcolor you should be wearing.

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Okay, officially one day til my birthday...oh my goodness do I ever love to celebrate my birthday. In fact, I love it so much I start celebrating it on May 1st and continue til May 31st.

And, in today's beauty bubble you'll see a link to click through for your "lip style quiz". Me, personally, I'm a nude lip liner and gloss wearer unless it's a photo, or professional event and then I'll wear lipstick. I do enjoy wearing a lipstain with my liner and gloss, such as Benefit Cosmetics Benetint or Lorac Sheer Wash.

I think the one thing I can say about summer lip looks is that you must, absolutely must wear a sunscreen on your mouth. The lip skin is so super delicate and a 30 spf applied daily would benefit.
If you haven't tried a lip product such as Aveeno, Chapstick, or Neutrogena that has an spf built in, then use your regular sunscreen to cover your mouth if you are going to be out in the direct sun.

Very few lipsticks have spf in them, though if you like a gloss, I recommend the Neutrogena lip sheers and cooling lip glosses because they have spf 20.

I'm telling you, secondary sun exposure is what can bring a skin mole challenge, so cover your self!

More tomorrow on the May 13th birtday blog! I'm such a spring chicken you have no idea!

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday beauty & what "look" to wear to my birthday party

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Readers' Favorite Blushes

Was Nars Orgasm blush no. 1? Or did another blush beat it? Find out!


A good blush gives a lit-from-within, healthy-looking glow, something we all strive for with our makeup. A bad blush gives a streaky, sparkly, clownish look -- not attractive. Luckily, TotalBeauty.com readers have tried tons of blushes, and here we share their favorites. Give them a try, they guarantee you wont look like you're auditioning for the circus.

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No. 19: Paula Dorf Cheek Color, $21

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 9


It "was perfect for that just-in-from-the-cold flush" and the blushes "last all day."

No. 18: Clinique Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher, $18.50

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 9


Readers say this blush is "very natural looking... it's nearly impossible to make yourself look clownish with it."

No. 17: Revlon Powder Blush, $9.79

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 9.1


This blush's greatest asset: its staying power. "I apply it at 5 a.m. and it still looks great at 8 p.m.," one reader says.

Want to see what's no. 1? Click here!


Happy Monday!
I sure hope you had an awesome Mother's day celebration yesterday. I know I did, in fact, it was one of the best yet!
Enjoy the beauty bubble and stay tuned for the upcoming Neutrogena skin cancer fact checker and self quiz with spf recommendations and giveaways!

On a more personal note, I'm planning what to wear makeup wise for my birthday. Now I have several parties to go to, but I want each look to be different. I almost always wear the demi wispy lashes, but I'm thinking something bigger?
Post a look if you have one you want me to try!
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

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Get Your Best Lashes and Lips

Readers and Bloggers share their favorite tricks for playing up our flirtiest features


Oh, those eyes! Those lips! Keep all eyes fixed on your gorgeous face with these alluring tips and tricks from TotalBeauty.com's glam-savvy readers and bloggers.

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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Remember, when Jesus was on the cross and dying for us, He could have thanked anyone. And what did He say? "Take care of my momma"!

Congratulations to Jennifer and Amy for their wins of the blog giveaways of Belli Skin Care and LashFood.

More on Monday!
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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Long, short or medium? What kind of hair do you have?

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Do You Like Short, Medium or Long Hairstyles Best?

When it comes to celebrity hairstyle icons, which length of hair do you prefer? See what women think...


How would you like your style icon served up? With short, medium or long hair? Overwhelmingly, when searching for celebrity hairstyle inspiration, women prefer medium length styles that offer maximum flexibility. Here are some of the most influential celebrity style icons and their most popular hair looks.

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Hi!
http://www.springsoflivingwater.org/

Happy Saturday! There is so much going on in the Phoenix valley..but most importanly what's going on that you need to get to, not miss, and hurry up already is the revival outpouring going on over at the Hilton with Jim Samuelson.
http://www.springsoflivingwater.org/

Okay, I"ve posted the link twice so you can get there, I'll be there tonight after this afternoon's house party.

Oh! And the beauty bubble for today! The hair question! I have always had long hair and twice in my life short. Well, right now is one of the short. I'm not a huge fan of it, though that is what was necessary to get my hair healthy and healed of the bad bad bleach job of 2007. Yeah, really, it's taken that long to cut off the burn.

I'm using Arbonne Thermal Fusion hair enzyme to grow it out...but it's still taking time. I want my long hair back!

Enjoy your Saturday, the family and see you tonight!
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Friday, May 8, 2009

Belli skin care giveaway for moms to be!

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2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper Beauty Tips

Maximize the impact of your eyes with these glam-boosting how-tos


If you've got it, flaunt it! Draw more attention to your eye-catching eyes with these expert-approved beauty tips -- perfect for your next night on the town.

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Okay, get ready to celebrate the moms-to-be! The generous people at Belli Skin Care ( www.belliskincare.com) have donated a reader give away for you! Below is a picture of the item up for grabs! To enter, email me between today and Saturday May 9th at midnight Arizona time your name, contact info and the names of 3 celebrity moms who love Belli! Visit their website for the answers and below read up on why this product is a great choice for you and your baby!


Head to Toe Essentials Gift Set
$100.00


Special REDUCED MOTHER'S DAY PRICE! Regular $131 save $31. Skin Smoothing Body Exfoliator is an invigorating body scrub rich in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients. Sweeps away old skin cells to reveal healthy skin.

Features green tea, ginseng and peppermint oil. Use Skin Smoothing Body Exfoliatorto prepare skin for other Belli treatment products. Pampered Pregnancy Body Wash is pure and balanced cleansing for your entire body, even your most sensitive areas. The safest daily cleanser for pregnancy, this moisturizing wash features the anti-inflammatory benefits of green tea and cucumber, and the relaxing aromatherapy of lavender and chamomile Eye Brightening Cream revives and illuminates tired eyes.

This advanced eye brightener hydrates delicate skin, lightens dark circles and minimizes the appearance of fine lines. Vitamin K enhances circulation and is shown in research to reduce the appearance of dark circles. Body Firming Serum is daily skin support specially formulated to lift and firm your breasts, buttocks and abdomen with our advanced serum that improves tone, suppleness and appearance.

Helps restore, repair and nourish slackened skin. Features shiitake mushroom extract to increase elasticity and rice proteins to help maintain healthier, smoother looking skin. Think of it as a multi-vitamin for your skin. Foot Relief Cream is an aroma-therapeutic, anti-bacterial, moisturizing massage treatment that comforts swollen, tired feet and relieves calf cramps. Featuring peppermint, tea tree oil and shea butter, Foot Relief Cream leaves skin feeling cool and refreshed.


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Enter to win $5K Sephora shopping spree!

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21 Days Left to Win a $5,000 Sephora Shopping Spree

Write reviews and sign up for TotalBeauty.com's newsletters, and you could win!


Put your beauty know-how to good use and you could win the ultimate product-junkie prize: a $5,000 Sephora shopping spree. All you have to do is sign up for TotalBeauty.com's newsletters or write product reviews on the site. Every day that you write reviews gives you a better chance to win! What are you waiting for?

Enter the contest


Me too! Sign me up for a shopping spree at Sephora! Click over and enter, then come back because the LashFood giveaway is still open...and...I'm posting a new giveaway for a free set of Belli products, just for mom-to-be!
See you in a bit and enjoy the beauty bubble giveaway!
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lashes hungry? Feed them LASHFOOD!





13 Must-Have Mother's Day Gifts


Every mom will be thrilled if she gets one of these made-for-her beauty kits



13 Must-Have Mother's Day Gifts

Sure, you could give your mom flowers and a card for Mother's Day, but how boring is that? Instead, give her one of these beauty product gifts perfectly suited for her. And, bonus: Almost all these gifts are available online, so the ideal gift for your mom is just a few clicks away.


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Oh what to get Mom! Here's a beauty bubble with some suggestions and get ready because there is more to come!



If you are searching for a gift to give the Mom who has everything, consider giving her something she really could use and would love: thicker, fuller, stronger and longer eyelashes!

LashFood is the perfect treat for any mom looking for beautiful, long eyelashes. LashFood is an all natural eyelash and eyebrow conditioning stimulator that provides you with fuller, longer, darker and stronger lashes.

LashFood is formulated using the highest grade natural ingredients including Biotin, an essential vitamin, Arginine, a natural amino acid, and root and herbal extracts. The newest innovation of JB Cosmetics, LashFood is created by Jane Kim. JB Cosmetics is a well known cosmetic manufacturer that specializes in eyelash products and stands for sophistication and beauty.

I've been using my editorial sample of LashFood for a solid week and have seen an improvement in the overall fullness of my lashes. Thank goodness because I was running outside on the day that Phoenix had an uncontrolable peat moss fire that couldn't be put out. I got something in my eye that cut it and at the doctor's office, to examine the underside of my eye he literally picked up my eyelid with my eyelashes!!!!

Needless to say, due to my continued use of LashFood, my lashes are fine and the cut on my eye is healing.

The lovely people at LashFood are generously giving away a free gift to one lucky reader of a full size LashFood product!

To enter: please email me your contact number, email, delivery address and best brittle eyelash story as to why you or your mom deserve the free tube of $129 LashFood!

Entries are being accepted between today's posting time/date and Satuday May 9th at midnight Arizona time.

Good luck!The lucky winner will be contacted by email.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What skincare product works and which dont!

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14 Products That Won't Keep Your Skin Young

Skincare addicts beware: These eye creams and moisturizers won't likely smooth away your wrinkles and age spots -- so save your money


With proper skincare habits, a little product can go a long way to help reduce signs of aging over time. But before you invest, make sure you're getting your money's worth: Avoid these overhyped, overpriced disappointments.

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Oh if only you knew this before you went to the department store the last time! I too have bought some turkey facial creme products before and now I know better!
I hope these reviews in the beauty bubble help you.
In the meantime, check out the photographer photo story on the modeling blog at http://cherelynn.azsupermodels.com and check back for a product listing of what was worn in the shoot.

Also..more class listings coming and some Mother's Day freebie giveaways too!
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