Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sibu for skincare: intelligent nutrients for your skin

Hello Gorgeous!
I love products that are good for you and good for the environment at the same time.
I've been using my Sibu samples and love 'em! Great texture, scent and rinses clean while removing my makeup. I'm holding the hydrating serum but applying the replenshing creme on.
It's perfect for my parched skin from Ironman training.
There Sibu line is CERES certified,kosher,and the sea buckthorn ingredient is designed to provide advanced restorative skin care. Great! Just what I need for sun damaged skin!
There are so many details about the company, their story and the amazing ingredients in these products-too many to do justice in a short note here, so why not go there and read for yourself! Please visit www.sibubeauty.com to find out more and better yet, where you can get some Sibu near you!

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Friday, April 29, 2011

In honor of the Royal Wedding-the makeup video before Kate became Catherine

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Nicole Richie's Wedding Hair and Makeup Look

Richie didn't hesitate to show off her sexy side on her wedding day


Nicole Richie's Wedding Hair and Makeup Look

This is a TotalBeauty.com wedding makeup article

Not everyone can say they had an elephant at their wedding, well, unless you're Nicole Richie and Joel Madden. But all large, gray animals aside, we loved her big day beauty look. Learn how to recreate it with our tips.

Get her look



Hello gorgeous! Here's a sweet picture of the newly engaged Prince William and Kate Middleton. I did a simple Kate makeup look using the Luminess Air brush makeup system.

I used the foundation, blush, highlighter, and shadows from Luminess Air for the look, but added my own eyeliner, mascara and finishing powder.

I read that Queen Latifah gave the soon to be lady in waiting a bit of advice and that is "to find peace" because from here on out everyone is going to be watching. Nice of Queen Latifah to share don't you think?

Photo courtesy: crunchynews.com

Enjoy the video below!

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Congratulations to William and Kate & their Royal Wedding!

Dear William and Catherine,
God bless your marriage and may you have a very long life of happiness together!

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A Kate Middleton bride to be makeup tutorial with Borghese

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How to Ditch the Side Effects of Stress

See how stress affects your skin and learn how to reverse the damage


How to Ditch the Side Effects of Stress

This is a TotalBeauty.com stress and women article

According to New York City dermatologist David Goldberg, MD, when a person becomes stressed, the hormone cortisol rises causing skin to become oily, red and aged. So what can you do about it? Check out these easy lifestyle tricks that'll keep you looking good no matter what your stress level.

De-stress


Hello Gorgeous! Kate Middleton is getting married in a few hours!

Here is a short photo tutorial of a simple bridal look for going from commoner at one moment to
a royal princess in the other!
I'm using primarily all Borghese products in the photos.
The foundation is a mineral powder called Milano in Light by Borghese.

Next I apply my brows with Sophia by Brow Diva.
Then it's onto eyes with Borghese Amalfi Coastal Plums.
The colors are rich and wear really well-plus take great pictures!




The lightest shade in the center is all over the eye and on the brow bone.
Then the right shade, which is a taupe tone is all over the lid and I contour with the left shade which is the darkest.

I'm using my own brushes which are a mix of Smashbox, Arbonne and of course, Brow Diva!

Now, I do not know who is doing Kate Middleton's makeup and hair for the wedding. Let alone what products are being applied-but I'm sure all of the details will come out tomorrow after the ceremony!

Now here is the kicker! I'm using the Milani eyeliner in purple to bring out my green eyes. Kate's eyes look like a sparkly green/blue hazel, soa
purple shade will make them appear more so!



I'm finishing my face with simple blush contouring using Borghese Blush Milano in Rosa Billante.
Of course, I have dusted my face with Makeup Forever HD powder to set everything.
Now if I was truly walking down the aisle at this moment I would reset my makeup with Skindinavia heat proof makeup spray.


I line my lips with a nude liner, and then finish the entire look with Borghese B Moisture lipstick in Pinkissima.
In my opinion, you can never have enough shades of pink lipstick or lipgloss.
The photo you don't see is I have applied a set of false lashes and sealed it with L'Oreal Voluminous
mascara.
So there it is ! The look of or possibly, a bride to be going from commoner to royal in a day!
It reminds me of the Bible story of a nation, Israel, being built in a day! Miracles really do happen! All the time!
Now, the real question is-now that I have all this makeup on-and I pick up Mancub from school...what to do and wear to go?
Enjoy the royal wedding coverage. There is a link at
bottom of this post. It starts at 3 a.m. in the United States. I'm not staying up or getting up for it-but plan to catch it once the coffee is ready at 6.
If you have created your own Kate Middleton bride to be makeup look-share the link to your pics!

http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2011/04/tv_coverage_of_royal_wedding_b.html
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 creme is perfect for Mother's Day or Ironman training


Hello Gorgeous!
Mother's Day is coming up quick! If you need a quick gift idea for your Mom-try First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 creme. I've used my sample a few times after running to get immediate moisture on my face and chest after running in the hot Arizona sun and it absorbs right in! Don't just take my word for it-get some for yourself! The link is in the title, or shop around on QVC. Below I've pasted some details from their website where there are even more goodies from FAB to try! Enjoy!

5-in-1 Restore Cream
AGE DELAY

MULTI-ACTION, INTENSELY NOURISHING ANTI-AGING MOISTURIZER
FAB 5-in-1 Restore Cream is a rich, multi-action moisturizer formulated to help prevent and combat the signs of aging while moisturizing, nourishing and protecting the skin. FAB 5-in-1 Restore Cream is the perfect nighttime complement to the 5-in-1 Face Cream with SPF 30. It provides deep hydration and delivers a healthy dose of age-defying active ingredients for more youthful looking skin.

WHO SHOULD USE IT?
FAB 5-in-1 Restore Cream is ideal for dry, combination or normal skin.

BENEFITS

Reduce appearance of wrinkles
Improve radiance
Correct uneven skin tone
Nourish and moisturize
Combat free radicals
FEATURES
No Parabens, Harsh Chemicals or Colorants.
Safe for Sensitive Skin.




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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Celebrity Apprentice LaToya Jackson inspired look with Borghese

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16 Best Eyeliners for $10 (or Less!)

See the eyeliners that readers say are topnotch and cheap


16 Best Eyeliners for $10 (or Less!)

This is a TotalBeauty.com eye makeup article

The million-dollar question is … can you get a great eyeliner without breaking the bank? Well, according to our honest and loyal Total Beauty reviewers, the answer is yes. To prove it, we've compiled their favorite eyeliners that cost less than $10.

Get products

No. 16: Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner, $5

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8


"It's super black, goes on very easily with the felt tip, dries quickly, never smudges/transfers/slides, and is affordable!"

No. 15: Maybelline New York Expert Eyes Twin Brow & Eye Pencils, $2.99

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.1


"I've been using this product forever. It lasts forever and [the] price is great."

No. 14: Sephora Jumbo Eye Pencil, $6

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.3


"What a nice surprise! This pencil is fantastic ... and it's only five bucks!!"

Want to see what other eyeliners made the list? Click here!


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So, I'm a Celebrity Apprentice fan this season. I know that LaToya was just fired by Donald Trump on Easter Sunday-but since I love her makeup, I've made a wee video to coincide with the look in her photo below.
Enjoy the video! The product list is below it!

Foundation: Borghese Powder Milano in Light spf 15
Highlighter: Luminess Airbrush makeup highlighter in pearl shimmer
Eyebrows: Brow Diva in Sophia
Eyeshadows: Borghese Amalfi Coastal Plums
Blush: Borghese Rosa Brilliante
Lips: Borghese Perla Duale in Perla Rosa
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Royal Wedding flower ideas in the United States with Kenji









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Mother's Day Special: 10 Best Fragrances for Your Mom


Pick up one of these thoughtful scents in order to thank the most important woman in your life



Mother's Day Special: 10 Best Fragrances for Your Mom

This is a TotalBeauty.com perfume article


Trust us, she'll love these picks way more than the mug with "#1 Mom" slapped on it. She had to say she liked that … it's called unconditional love.


See perfumes


Hello Gorgeous! April 29th, is mere days away! For sure Prince William and Kate Middleton have their wedding day flower arrangments confirmed-but what
about you dear bride and your upcoming wedding?
Enjoy the advice below from Kenji on how to make the
most of your wedding day flower budget!

Kenji Takenaka, floral artist and master designer of Noir Hanna International, a premiere, world class floral design company in New York. Please find a few of Kenji’s tips listed below that couples should take into consideration before meeting with their florist.

Timeline
Book the florist at least 6 months prior to the wedding date. Couples want be certain to book their florist of choice, especially if the selected date is a popular one. Waiting too long may result in losing the first option.

Choosing the right size
There are many factors to take into consideration when determining the right-sized floral table arrangement for the wedding. Couples should consider the look of the venue, spacing, table setup and linens, to name a few. “Bigger is better” may not apply for a particular venue. Although flowers are a great focal piece for any wedding, floral centerpieces should fit the overall look.

Season-friendly=Budget-friendly
Ask the florist what flowers are in season around the wedding date to conserve costs. Requesting certain flowers off-season can take the budget to a higher than anticipated number. Flowers that are in-season will cut costs significantly, without having to compromise the overall look of the centerpiece and end product, keeping the couple happy.

Listen to the expert
Take a step back and leave it to the expert. Trusting the florist is imperative to achieving the best look for the wedding. Micromanaging can limit the vision of the florist. The florist has been hired based on the couple’s taste, now it’s time to give the initial vision and leave it in the florists’ hands.

Reuse flower arrangements
When deciding on ceremony floral arrangements, why not consider arrangements you can reuse for the reception? Don’t let the stunning ceremony arrangements go to waste. Arrange for your ceremony flowers to be moved to the bar for d├ęcor.

Meet Kenji Takenaka
Under the artistic direction of Kenji, Noir Hanna has a flourishing clientele of high-profile institutions, celebrities and the fashion industry. Noir Hanna remains on the cutting edge of floral design with Kenji’s relentless quest for fresh new ideas that are always executed to his highest standards of quality. Kenji takes an architectural approach to flowers: modern and minimal. He is one of the pioneers of the fuss-free floral look. Known for his minimalist style, Kenji often makes arrangements with masses of a single type of flower and color.

Kenji’s green thumb stems from a long family history in Japan. A fourth generation florist, Kenji has lived with flowers all his life. For more than 100 years, the Takenaka Teienryokka Company has been committed to keeping the value that has established itself as a legend in the floral industry.

With more than 20 branches and dozens of floral boutiques throughout the major cities of Japan, the Takenaka Teienryokka Company is the country’s leading floral provider. While this family-run business embraces both their past while always striving for the future, such aspirations do not come without leadership.

In 2009, the Takenaka Teienryokka Company was ushered into the American market with the opening of Noir Hanna International in New York City. With his high level of creativity and technique; Kenji is poised to introduce his family’s philosophy and Japanese style to the American public. The Noir Hanna International brand is now paving a new road in the American floral market – and starting some new traditions of its own along the way.


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Borghese inspired royal wedding look picture tutorial

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11 Copy-Worthy Natural Hair and Makeup Looks

Look like you, but better with these natural hair and makeup looks


11 Copy-Worthy Natural Hair and Makeup Looks

This is a TotalBeauty.com natural makeup article

While achieving the ever-elusive natural, no-makeup makeup look seen on celebs takes a bit more effort than rolling out of bed, it does take a heck of a lot less time and effort than a smoky eye or perfecting bold red lips when done correctly.

See tips



Hello dear Gorgeous!
Did you need help getting together products for a simple and affordable Catherine 'Kate' Middleton royal wedding look?

Or maybe you follow Dancing With The Stars like me ( go Chris Jericho! Swing it Kirstie!)

Here I am applying the mineral powder foundation
from Borghese called Powder Milano. It has spf 15!
I love the large angel orbs on my temple-it looks like one of the orbs is holding a teleprompter or a book?
Now in the next photo I am throwing out the wee brush that comes with the blush. Oh! This coral blush is one of the best colors for the 2011 summer!
I prefer a large blush brush-but you use what you are comfortable and if you want to save the brush
for travel or emergency use, so be it!
Now, I like to make a comma shape: the tail is at the temple and I brush the color thicker until it makes a small round head on the apple of my cheek.
I'm getting ready to put my eyeshadow on in a simple, wedding-all be it 'royal wedding'
styled easy eye shadow. I'm using the Borghese
Puccini Plum trio-which is rich in tone and texture-
there are some disposable/travel like tools included in the trio, but I prefer my own brushes.
I'm using the lightest color on my brow bone and along the tear duct area.
Then I use the blue tone on the center of my eyelid along the lash line but no further than the
crease. Finally, that gorgeous purple I run all along the crease and make a diamond shape on the edge of my eye.
In the corner of the eye, I create depth and then run the purple brush load along the lower lash line in a smudgy mark.
I am not wearing an eyeliner in the pictures or video, but to complete the look for a more dramatic effect apply a black, grey or deep purple line in a cat eye fashion on the top and slightly on the bottom.

Finally, I apply the Borghese mascara. Now, as a side note-I am a mascara lover and this is a nice mascara. Yet, alas-I am a die hard fan of L'Oreal Voluminous and that is what you see in the final photos and video.
If you are getting ready for the wedding-consider a water resistant or water proof mascara?

Finally-I finish the whole look with this neat lipstick
from Borghese called "Duale" which is a spf filled lip conditioner with a center made of lip color!
I love it! The perle effect is softening, and it wears really well.
I'm wearing the Borghese Duale in Perle Nudo.

Fantastic! Enjoy this simple Borghese created Kate Middleton Royal Wedding look-or, save it for a Mother's Day brunch!










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Monday, April 25, 2011

Borghese look for Kate Middleton royal wedding or Mother's Day

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Your Anti-Aging Questions Answered (By a Top Derm)

If you didn't catch our special live anti-aging event with Dr. Will Kirby, check it out now


Your Anti-Aging Questions Answered (By a Top Derm)

This is a TotalBeauty.com anti-aging skin care article

In this video the Dr. shares insights into the latest and most advanced Neutrogena anti-aging products and answers readers' burning questions about their skin and aging. What's even better? You can continue to ask questions and we'll deliver the answers.

See the video


Hey Gorgeous and Royal Wedding Watchers!
Talk about fun, fun, fun!
Borghese sent some of their amazing Italian cosmetics to the blog for sampling and I'm busy having fun creating looks for the upcoming royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Not to mention, any of these colors from Borghese could do a Mother's Day brunch justice!
In the video, I'm wearing:
Borghese Powder Milano mineral makeup with spf 15 in Light
Borghese blush in Coral Elettrico
Borghese eye trio in Puccini Plum
Borghese Perla Duale lipcolor in Perla Nudo

plus...I have Sophia from Brow Diva in my brows and my mascara is actually L'Oreal Voluminous though Borghese sent a black mascara. It's nice, just not a big cow flossy lash look like I prefer.

Enjoy the videos!
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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Resurrection Day! Happy Easter!

Hello-today is one of my most favorite days of the year. Today is Easter!
The celebration is about Jesus Christ being risen from the dead. He conquered the cross for me and you.
I love it!
Today, I'm at church, and brunch, and egg hunts and in general celebrating with my family and having fun
because I can. I'm saved by the grace of God!
He is so good! If you don't know Jesus, it's time to get to know Him because you are worth it! You know how I know? Because over 2000 years ago, Jesus thought you were worth it and went to the cross and died for you and your sins. That's why.
I pray you have an awesome day celebrating the resurrection!
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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Say Hello to my Easter toes in Borghese Limoncello









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How to Ditch the Side Effects of Stress


See how stress affects your skin and learn how to reverse the damage



How to Ditch the Side Effects of Stress

This is a TotalBeauty.com stress and women article


According to New York City dermatologist David Goldberg, MD, when a person becomes stressed, the hormone cortisol rises causing skin to become oily, red and aged. So what can you do about it? Check out these easy lifestyle tricks that'll keep you looking good no matter what your stress level.


De-stress



Hello Gorgeous!


It's pedicure time! Summer heat is already here in Arizona and my toes are dressed for an Easter party! I'm wearing the new Rapido Fast Dry Lacquer by Borghese in Limincello.


I love the golden color! Best part, it's quick drying so no smudges on my toe art. What are you doing for Easter? How are you and your family celebrating and making memories? What ever you do, I pray it's blessed and fun! Now, I'm off to the water park ( yes this early in the season-it's hot here!) and to show off my new pedi. Find your favorite color on the Borghese page at www.borghese.com These are just 8 bucks!
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Friday, April 22, 2011

Are you Brazilian Sexy? Janea of J Sisters can help you!


Hello Gorgeous-and possibly Brazilian Sexy!
So the blog received a fun and different product this week-a nice and light yet lovely read in the book Brazilian Sexy by Janea Padilha with Martha Frankel.
The foreward is by Vanessa Williams. This is a perfect book to toss in your beach bag or for the pool! It's a short and easy to read "how to" guide with lots of laughs along the way. Plus...there are intimate details about what really goes on duringa Brazilian wax. Read it to find out! Learn more at http://www.jsisters.com
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ironman triathlon training? Get these no-slip headbands









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Dramatic Hair Color Makeover


See how one busy working mom got a major boost in confidence with this chic new color



Dramatic Hair Color Makeover

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With a demanding work life, and an even more demanding 2-year-old at home, Beth needed a cut and color that would help her look more polished and put-together -- without taking a ton of time. So we called in our team of experts at the Warren-Tricomi salon to give her a new low-maintenance 'do.


See her makeover


Hello Gorgeous and fellow triathlon gals! To keep my hair back away from my face while running and biking I'm using these Goody no slip head bands and some clips to keep the strays in place!
There are many choices and colors to choose from so you can match your hair accessories to your bike and sneakers.
Goody is sold everywhere. Or just about? Like a Walmart, Target, CVS, Rite Aid, Ulta, just name a big beauty retailer and I'm betting you will finds some there. The best part is, after racing in the Ironman, you can keep training in these for the next event. Such as...Tough Mudder!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Envyderm eyelash growth serum week 2: see for yourself

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The Best and Worst Beauty Supplements

Could perfecting your beauty be as easy as taking a pill? Find out


The Best and Worst Beauty Supplements

This is a TotalBeauty.com health & beauty article

If you want to speed up the beautifying process, there are dietary supplements you can take that claim to provide beauty benefits in addition to increasing your overall health and mental wellbeing. See which ones our readers say are the best (and the worst!).

Read reviews

The Worst No. 2: Borba Gummi Bear Boosters, $25

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 4.6


"Target sells gummi vitamins for much cheaper and I bet those would help your skin just the same ... as in 'not much.'"

The Worst No. 1: Glowelle Natural Pomegranate Lychee Flavor Beauty Drink Dietary Supplement Powder Sticks, $40

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 4.4


"I tried this recently and wasn't impressed with the results. Didn't notice any improvements in my skin or hair or nails."

The Best No. 9: Arbonne Go3 Fizzing Beverage Tablet, $20

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 7.4


"I found that it did give me energy and curb hunger as it promised."

Want to see what other supplements made the list? Click here!


Yes, I have freckles or age spots or sun spots on my eyelids. It always amazes the dermatologist that I do-but then again, when you spend the vast majority of waking years in the sunbelt-it's what happens! I post this pic to compare to the first one a full week ago to demonstrate the difference in the lashes. Daily I apply the Envyderm serum along my upper lashes and I take a moment to massage into the lashline with my ring finger. So, what do you think? Do you see a difference? I do! Plus when I put my mascara on there is definately a longer length and slightly thicker effect to my eyelashes. It's worth a try for you! Find more information at http://www.envyderm.com
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