Sunday, September 30, 2012

Goody QuikStyle: absorbent microfiberbristles : like shammy shaped brush

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6 New Ways to Cut Long Hair

Stuck in a long hair rut? Here's how to bust out


6 New Ways to Cut Long Hair

This is a TotalBeauty.com long hair article

The super long hair trend is over (Sorry Gisele). Stylists are now saying that the best long haircuts range from clavicle-length to mid-back. What's even better? You don't have to resort to "long layers" if you want a stylish new look. See the six new cuts that both stylists and celebrities are loving now.

See new cuts


Oh gorgeous-would you look at this thing!

I feel so Ron Popeil when I use it! Ha!

Goody is really innovative in creating great hair products-and this is no different.

The brush I am testing is the half round shape but I couldn't find a photo of it so I put the paddle picture up.

It is light-so your arm won't get tired. It's weird-but give it a moment for learning curve. The idea is that it will cut down drying time on your hair.

I am not sure if my drying time was cut down because I spent quite some time fussing with the brush. For me, it works best when I flip my hair over my head and dry upside down. This gave me a lot of volume.  Interesting: I got a great blow dry: meaning smooth and full hair, but I did need to go back in with the dryer at a cooler temp and my normal round brush and shape my hair a bit more.

So overall: as for being a tool that combines safe drying, with function and style-I give this a thumbs up!

I am concerned that it comes with instructions on how to clean it and microbial something and "freshness".
These are new terms to me when it comes to my hair brush.

In short-try one-it's worth it. You can find the Goody QuikStyle at Walmarts and Targets for $11.99

Enjoy!

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

LMAO ALL DAY! check it out!

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6 Best Ways to Remove Makeup That Won't Come Off

Glitter nail polish, waterproof mascara, and false eyelashes are great -- until you try to take them off. See these hassle-free ways to remove the most stubborn beauty treatments


6 Best Ways to Remove Makeup That Won't Come Off

This is a TotalBeauty.com beauty tips article

Waterproof mascara, glitter nail polish, and semi-permanent lashes go on easy, but taking them off can be downright annoying (and even painful). If you've found yourself physically wrestling with your cleanser or acetone, it's time for a new removal plan. Follow these simple techniques to get those pesky treatments off -- stat!

Get them off

Hello Gorgeous! Do you need some happy today?

There is something funny in the video below-and there are more inspirational, humorous and flat out funny pics to help get you giggling on :
http://www.lmaoallday.net 

I recommend clicking over as a quick pick up to your day because no matter what you are going through, a little laughter can help  lighten the load and make you see things more clearly. So laugh it up!

 Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Ginger+Liz colour collection: Jeggins & Most Wanted

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12 Best Nude Polishes for Your Skin Tone

Looking for a nude polish that'll actually complement your complexion? We guarantee one of these 12 new shades will work perfectly


12 Best Nude Polishes for Your Skin Tone

This is a TotalBeauty.com nails article

Move over neon, this fall it's all about nude hues. Though this color is barely a shade, it's still tricky to wear. The key to finding your perfect match is selecting a polish that mimics your foundation color (and not the color of your hands). To save you some time, we've rounded up the best new nude polishes for four different skin tones. Find your best nude lacquer now.

Find your shade


Hello Gorgeous!

Oh how I love finding a new beauty goody! Meet Ginger + Liz, a vegan line of nail polishes with the best packaging ever! 
The bottle cap has a touch of rubber and grip to it so there is no more fighting the bottle to get it open! In my opinion, the polish is a touch thicker than others, making it less drippy and runny. I painted my nails with "Most Wanted" and decorated with "Jeggings". 






The nail healthy polish retails for $12.00 and you can find online.
Here's a bit from the website about the brand  Ginger + Liz:
 
Ginger + Liz Colour Collection™ is the original vegan-friendly nail lacquer made for style setters.  The collection was created in 2009 by Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett who have a decade of individually unique experiences in the fashion, beauty, and marketing industries. The line is heavily influenced by arts, travel, entertainment and especially the Classic Chic, Modern Luxe, Bohemian Hipster,  and Rock Glam fashion driven lifestyles. With vibrant crème pigments, foil like metallics, and a new take on those old, boring nudes, there is something for everyone.

While ensuring the G+L nail colours are tastefully on trend, Liz and Ginger value the importance of knowing what the safer and healthier cosmetic options are on the market. This value was fueled when as teenagers, Ginger and Liz had adverse reactions to toxic chemicals present in a few well known beauty brands. With this value and experiences, it was crucial for G+L nail lacquers to be free of harsh chemicals like toluene, formaldehyde, DBP which are still found in some nail lacquers today. Ginger + Liz nail lacquers prove to be a brand that is health conscious without sacrificing style; a line that will have both classic and on trend shades along with a rich, long lasting, non toxic formula. Ginger + Liz...the necessary accessory!™

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Friday, September 28, 2012

REVLON Color Stay nail polish: Fall trends on your nail tips!

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6 Face Yoga Poses That Work Better Than Botox

The newest fad in anti-aging doesn't come in a tube or a jar. See the trend that celebrities swear takes years off your face


6 Face Yoga Poses That Work Better Than Botox

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

The secret to Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow's ageless look? Face yoga (or so they claim). What's face yoga? A series of exercises that will relax and tone your muscles and prevent wrinkles and sagging. Though you might look a little silly doing the poses, the results are better than botox.

Try face yoga

Hello sweet gorgeous!
Oh the sweet smell and feel of Fall! The trends for this season are beautiful and easy to wear: merlot toned lips,burnt orange scarfs and nude nails!

Well, in Revlon's case-they have made many nail colors for all the occasions that may present themselves this  Fall. Enjoy this short video of possible color combinations!

Then get some Revlon Color Stay polish at your local drugstores and mass retailers-I've seen prices range from $4.79-7.99. So keep your eyes out for coupons and sales, then stock up!


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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sofia Vergara at Emmys red carpet look with Revlon

Fact: almost everyone deals with pimples. The trick to beating them is having a great arsenal of products. See the 8 best zit-zapping items and the 10 worst now

18 Best and Worst Acne Products
This is a TotalBeauty.com acne article
Few things are more annoying that a zit that won't go away. Because we know blemishes top most gals' complexion woes, we rounded up the best and worst acne products on the market. Our readers say these top eight helped instantly reduce redness and banish blemishes for good -- while the 10 worst left them more irritated than ever. So if you're looking for flawless skin check out our guide.
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.8

"This product is such a rip-off. It cost me $20 and lasted 10 days before it ran out."
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.6

"This powder is so light that it makes my pimples more obvious."
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.5

"This is a dry skin nightmare. It aggravated what was already problematic on my face and it dried out whatever clear skin remained to the point of flakiness."
Hello Gorgeous! Did you watch the Emmys on Sunday night? I did not as I was traveling back from location but, I have been enjoying catching up on recaps of the red carpet at the award show. Many beauties stood out-but my favorite trend from the red carpet is the use of bright color!
Anyone can wear a basic black but the hutzpah it takes to wear a bold color and make a statement! Sofia Vergara looked gorgeous in a turquoise sequined gown and her makeup with a simple brown smokey eye and red lip. You can the look too using these Revlon products. Enjoy the video!

Products used:
 Revlon Photo Ready Foundation
Revlon Color Stay smokey shadow stick in Torch Incendiare
Revlon Color Stay creme gel eyeliner in brown
Revlon Color Stay overtime mascara in black brown (*this will require remover)
Revlon Photo Ready sculpting blush palette in pink rose
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Adore Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter in red velvet

Find these at any major drugstore or retailer and products are near and under the $10 range! Get shopping for your best Fall face ever!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Murad Clarifying Wipes: perfect for travel, school lockers, busy moms and business ladies!

Healthy food fads come and go but superfoods are here to stay. These seven eats are just too good to pass up

7 Foods Every Woman Needs to Eat
This is a TotalBeauty.com vitamins for women article
Listen up: superfoods are not a fad or a gimmick. They are the key to living longer and looking younger. Why? Because they're filled with nutrients, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that will dramatically reduce signs of aging and lower your risk of heart disease and cancer. Sound good? Update your grocery list with these seven superfoods now.



Hello my Gorgeous friend-or as Mally says it "gorgois"! Oh where were these wipes when I was driving across country and camping?

I sure could have used a clarifying wipe as my skin went from car to road to camp to location to work to eat to sleep and everywhere in between!

I love these! I do not have acne prone skin-but-with humidity, sunscreen in thick layers and traveling with fairly poor eating habits, I enjoy having a final swipe of a toner before before putting on my skincare routine.

Or, I have used these as a quick skin cleanser half way through the day before applying a thin layer of foundation again to freshen up my makeup.

Here's some information about the product specifically, but take my word for it, they work! About $20 online and in retails stores such as Ulta and Sephora.

What it is: A package of ultra-soft, pre-moistened facial wipes for blemish-prone skin.

What it is formulated to do: This package of super soft, pre-moistened facial wipes help control oil and reduce shine while preventing blemishes and skin breakouts.

They are clinically proven to keep skin clear by removing dirt, oil, bacteria, and pore clogging sebum, leaving skin balanced, toned, and healthy looking. Placed together in a convenient package with a simple peel and seal flap, these disposable wipes are perfect to take with you on the go, day or night.

What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Sulfates - Synthetic Fragrances - Petrochemicals - Phthalates - GMOs - Triclosan Research results: Clarifying wipes are clinically proven to remove dirt, oil, bacteria, and pore clogging sebum*.

*Individual results will vary. Study results on file.

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Yom Kippur and Dr. Murad

See these photos from real women on their most special occasions (and get the tissues ready)

13 Women Share Their Most Beautiful Moments
This is a TotalBeauty.com eye makeup article
Relive 13 women's most beautiful moments as they share the stories behind their favorite photos. Weddings, births, graduations, it's all here -- and you've got to see it. Get ready for some serious heart-warming stuff.

Hello Gorgeous! May your Yom Kippur be filled with repentance and joy for moving into the best new year of your life! Now enjoy this enlightening article from Dr. Murad...
What’s Really Stressing You Out and Tips from Dr. Murad To
Manage Stress
 
Stress can damage your health at the cellular level, Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, has determined through clinical research and found that managing stress is a critical part of an Inclusive approach to optimizing health as it promotes and protects cellular integrity.  In his book The Water Secret: The Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger (Wiley, September 2010), Dr. Murad explains how Emotional Self-Care is key to mental and physical well-being.  Take a look at several factors that can stress you out and some tips on how to manage the stress!
 
What is Stress?
Stress is typically felt by most people who experience it by irritability, heart racing, and their face feels hot, headaches or upset stomach, an impending feeling of doom and even the smallest factors can irritate most.  Studies show that when subjected to constant stress, humans can develop certain life-threatening afflictions, including heart attacks and strokes.
 
What is Cultural Stress?
Studies have shown that people who live in “blue zones,” places where people live long, lean lives into their 90’s, all have a common dominator – a low-stress lifestyle.  Some cultural stressors include work, supervisors, children, tardiness, technostress, and constant e-mail.  Dr. Murad discovered throughout his studies of more than 50,000 patients, that using the Water Secret to create healthy, hydrated cells, helps the body fight aging and disease and more importantly, the ruinous effects of Cultural Stress.
 
Health Impacts from Stress
Studies show that stress releases neuropathies directly damage cellular membranes.  It causes our cells and connective tissue to break down, which in turn prevents our heart, lungs, brain, and other organs from functioning at optimal levels – all of which become apparent when you look at the skin.  The best way to keep stress at bay is to learn how to manage it so it affects you less.
 
Tips to Manage Stress and Cultural Stress:
 
  1. Get Connected:  Get involved in community events, exercise classes, professional groups or associations, book clubs, potluck dinner nights with your friends, charity events at your children’s schools or volunteer at a nearby nonprofit or take a class at a local community college. 
 
  1. Disconnect: There’s an odd duality to being attached to machines that allow us to connect with others around the world in an instant. In a nutshell put down your phones!  Take time at least twice a week to not check your phone or email. It’s a healthy mental break.   
 
  1. Start Your Day Off Right:  Deficiencies in B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium stress out your body and trigger and increase in cortisol levels, not to mention food cravings.  Many people skip breakfast and can easily find themselves lacking these critical nutrients and in turn rely on caffeine to stay alert and productive throughout the day.  Try eating a handful of berries (vitamin C), six to eight ounces of low-fat yogurt (calcium and magnesium), and a slice of whole grain toast with natural peanut butter.  Whole grains are loaded with B vitamins, while peanut butter contains fatty acids that can decrease the production of stress hormones.  Peanut butter will also keep you satisfied longer. 
 
  1. Eat “Brain Food”:  About two-thirds of our brains are composed of fat, and the protective sheath around communicating neurons is 70 percent fat.  In essence, we need fat to think and to maintain healthy brain function, as well as normal growth and development. The omega-3 fats in salmon (often called “brain food”) as well as other cold-water fish, walnuts, flaxseeds and olives have numerous proven health benefits, including those that protect your heart.  It is also important to limit your intake of processed foods! 
 
  1. Exercise:  Exercising regularly nourishes the skin with oxygen while sweating flushes out toxins. It will also improve digestion and increase one’s metabolism and endocrine function so that the entire body is functioning at an optimal level.
 
According to Dr. Murad, “Healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness.”  When the body is at optimal health, the skin will follow suit. Through a three-pillar approach, Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health philosophy focuses on internal, external and emotional elements.  Help regulate stress by following the Inclusive Health philosophy!
 


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I Heart Radio: P!NK inspired look with RIMMEL

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Celebrities Reveal Their Secrets to Looking Younger

Nope, Hollywood hasn't found the fountain of youth. Stars just have amazing tricks to stay (looking) forever young


Celebrities Reveal Their Secrets to Looking Younger

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

It's not just genetics that affect our skin. Our lifestyle choices, nutrition, and skin care also play a huge role in how we age. Take these celebrity examples: Kathie Lee Gifford and Christie Brinkley. They're both 58 but Brinkley looks decades younger. How? A few of these expert tips will help you steal her secrets.

Reveal their secrets

Hello Gorgeous!
OH wow! The I Heart Radio festival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas was live streamed over Yahoo-or a Xbox 360 for those of us who were unable to make it in person.

In the words of Taylor Swift " I'm definitely going next year"!

So here is a short video to share the Rimmel of London haul-that I have used to create a P!NK inspired smokey eye and nude lip like what she wore in her set on Saturday.

I did not go into detail in the video about how to get a PINK's mohawk if you have long hair like mine-but here's the short version:
1. Section the top of your head into 3 parts from the forehead hairline to the crown. Tease tight, then smooth over with a brush.

2. I put my hair into a high ponytail-and kept the teased section smooth and tall.

3. Sprayed it all down with some Samy shine hairspray, set a bow at the back of the teased 'faux' hawk and fluffed out the base of the pony tail.

It's a PINK like hairstyle!

Enjoy the video!




RIMMEL of London Products used:
Glam'eyes HD 004 Green Park or try 007 in Heart of Gold
Exaggerate waterproof eye definer in Emerald Sparkle
Volume Flash Scandal Eyes mascara Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Creamy Beige
NEW Match Perfection blush in light/medium
Lips: Kate 15 for a PINK inspired nude shiny lip, use Kate 10 for a Taylor Swift red lip

Get RIMMEL at any Walmart or Walgreens and it's always under $10!

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Monday, September 24, 2012

FREE SAMPLE of Bellus Soaps: a natural cleanser review

Want to add years to your life? These six treatments will give you long-term benefits. Keep reading to see how

6 Beauty Treatments That Can Save Your Life
This is a TotalBeauty.com Health & beauty article
If getting pampered wasn’t appealing enough, here's another reason you should have regular spa days: Getting these six health and beauty treatments regularly can help you live a longer and happier life. See how adding these treatments to your routine can save your life now

Hello Gorgeous! I just tried some samples of Arizona local hand crafted soap maker Bellus Soaps of Avondale. The soap contains grapeseed oil, coconut oil, olive oil and shea butter.

You too can get a free sample of the Bellus Soaps goodness (make sure and note if you want cherry blossom, vanilla sugar or unscented!) by sending an email requesting a sample and put FREE SAMPLE in the subject line.

Send to:  support @ bellussoaps.com

I've used it to remove my makeup and got a good deep clean. I've also used the cherry blossom scented Bellus Soap in the shower, and it left my whole body lightly scented yet deeply moisturized. Ordering is easy, and a large bar is just $14.95 with free shipping in the United States.

 It's worth giving Bellus Soaps a try if you prefer natural products, hand crafted small batch products as well as paraben free!

When you shop Bellus Soaps you are helping to support a small local business-so get shopping for your self and gift giving needs!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I Heart Radio: Miranda Lambert smokey eye look

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7 Foods Every Woman Needs to Eat

Healthy food fads come and go but superfoods are here to stay. These seven eats are just too good to pass up


7 Foods Every Woman Needs to Eat

This is a TotalBeauty.com vitamins for women article

Listen up: superfoods are not a fad or a gimmick. They are the key to living longer and looking younger. Why? Because they're filled with nutrients, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that will dramatically reduce signs of aging and lower your risk of heart disease and cancer. Sound good? Update your grocery list with these seven superfoods now.

See superfoods

Oh hello Gorgeous!
Did you listen/watch/stream/app the I heart radio festival from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas? If you didn't you have to tonight!

From the Friday night show, the second act was Miranda Lambert and she came out firing on all cylinders! So good! So beautiful! So talented and then it got even better when she brought out the Pistol Annies!

I loved her purple smokey eye with sparkles, nude glossy lips and wild wavy hair. For a moment, I wonder if that hair is a perm?

And, back to makeup.
Here's a short video tutorial showing how to get a purple smokey eye.
Products I used:
Foundation: Revlon Photo Ready 006 Medium Beige
Mally More Perfect Palette:
Shadow Base, Luminous, Browlighter, Mally's Glow eyeshadow are the eye makeups
Eyeliner: Lancome Purple Jewel
Eyelashes: Eylure
Eyebrow: Mally Ultimate brow fix
Lip liner Jordana Honey dip
Lip gloss Avon Glazewear Sparkle



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Saturday, September 22, 2012

I Heart Radio: No Doubt Gwen Stefani-how to get her hairstyle

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Celebrities Reveal Their Secrets to Looking Younger

Nope, Hollywood hasn't found the fountain of youth. Stars just have amazing tricks to stay (looking) forever young


Celebrities Reveal Their Secrets to Looking Younger

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

It's not just genetics that affect our skin. Our lifestyle choices, nutrition, and skin care also play a huge role in how we age. Take these celebrity examples: Kathie Lee Gifford and Christie Brinkley. They're both 58 but Brinkley looks decades younger. How? A few of these expert tips will help you steal her secrets.

Reveal their secrets

The 2012 I Heart Radio festival in Las Vegas is amazing! It opened with No Doubt and Gwen Stefani looked amazing! So beautiful and in shape. Makes me want to put this burger down...

Ok-this video is a short tutorial for her hair style. I love the (what I have coined as) duo sumo rolls with a top twist. The twist is what is so exciting because it's not the trendy braid. My short bangs had a hard time twisting into a smooth shape.

Thank goodness for my Bosley Volumizing and Thickening gel! I spritzed all hairs into place with Smooth n Shine Diamond Luster pump hairspray. I used a Goody comb, a few bobby pins and some basic brown hair elastics to match my hair color.

 1. Smooth some gel into your hair and make a side part in line with the end of your eyebrow.

2. Comb the hair sideways and section two pieces off at the hairline where it meets the forhead and begin to twist. Pull sections of hair into the twist just like you would a french braid-but caution- do not go past the part line on the twist side. You need to have about a 1 inch section of hair above the ear to smooth back into a sumo roll.

3. Pin the twist and secure with hairspray. Next comb the sides back to begin a sumo roll, use the gel to smooth the hair above the ears as you comb the hair straight back. Secure in a pony tail holder and before you pull the hair through the holder for a pony tail, simply stop half way and create a roll.

 4. Fan the roll out. I had to pin my sumo roll up on the inside of the roll against my head because even with fanning out the roll, my thin hair wouldn't stand up.

5. Finish the I Heart Radio No Doubt Gwen Stefani hairstyle look by pulling the bottom section of hair into the ponytail holder and pull it into a sumo roll. Spray with hairspray and fan out the bottom sumo roll, smooth the tails and fan out for a spikey effect.

Love the look! Enjoy the video!

My favorite part was when Pink came on stage and sang I'm Just a Girl with Gwen Stefani. Too good! Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Bronzey smokey eye: best Fall beauty look

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6 Face Yoga Poses That Work Better Than Botox

The newest fad in anti-aging doesn't come in a tube or a jar. See the trend that celebrities swear takes years off your face


6 Face Yoga Poses That Work Better Than Botox

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

The secret to Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow's ageless look? Face yoga (or so they claim). What's face yoga? A series of exercises that will relax and tone your muscles and prevent wrinkles and sagging. Though you might look a little silly doing the poses, the results are better than botox.

Try face yoga

Hello Gorgeous!

The New York Fashion Week showed some amazing looks and trend for Fall-I love the merlot lips, the use of red and this bronze smokey eye.

Below are some details from the WWD on how the look was achieved. Enjoy!
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To get this dramatic yet wearable look, WWD reports that McGrath covered the eyelids with a peachy shimmery shadow and then layered bronze shadow on top, from the crease down to the lash line. She used two sets of false lashes on the models (a healthy coat of black mascara will do in real life), and groomed brows "to perfection". Brown eyeliner was applied around the waterline on the bottom. The look was finished with peach or sheer beige lipstick - so pretty.

 Photo courtesy of Getty images
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Boob Tube by Mama Mio giveaway: be ready on October 1st to get yours

Not only will these easy looks be on trend this fall, they'll also camouflage the fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes. See how to achieve these anti-aging makeup tricks now

6 Fall Eye Makeup Looks that Work (Almost) As Well As Botox
This is a TotalBeauty.com eye makeup article
Getting younger looking eyes is possible without going under the knife or dropping a bundle on pricy creams or injections. Rid yourself of crow's feet in a flash with one of these anti-aging eye looks that give you a mini-face lift courtesy of makeup magic.



Hello Gorgeous,
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month-but I think this free giveaway can't wait! Enjoy the post below provided by the fine ladies at Mama Mio-in my opinion, makers of amazing and effective skincare products!

Bookmark this page and set a reminder that on October 1st-the giveaway begins-so be ready!

Remember to put your BSE on your calendar every month so you remember to do it! Girls-this goes for you too!

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mama Mio is giving away a 10-day supply of Boob Tube (while supplies last), their cult Bust & Neck Firming cream, to help women get to know their boobs a bit better.
 
Mama Mio is proud to support the fight against breast cancer, but beyond the donations they make to their charity partner, Look Good… Feel Better®, they want to encourage women to become more aware of their own boobs.  

As with their full size Boob Tube Bust & Neck Firming Creams, these 10-day samples will come with a leaflet that contains the American Cancer Society’s instructions on how to perform a Breast Self-Exam (BSE).  “Doing BSE regularly is one way for women to know how their breasts normally look and feel and to notice any changes.” cancer.org, the American Cancer Society website, last reviewed/revised 10/04/11.
10-Day Tryout Boob Tubes are available as of October 1st. So put a sticky note on your computer to visit back here as the new month starts and get a great sample!


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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sephora Times Square hosting Marcia Kilgore-Bliss, FitFlop & more!

s These new beauty products are so great it'd be a crime not to nab them if you had the chance. See the hottest items from Fashion Week now

The 8 Beauty Products the Models Swiped from Backstage at Fashion Week
This is a TotalBeauty.com beauty products article
It's not just the clothes that make their debut at Fashion Week, new beauty products get rolled out too and some are so great that the catwalkers can't help but pocket them before they become available to the public. Check out the eight items the models just couldn't resist.

Hello sweet gorgeous!
Get ready to get your glam on with Marcia Kilgore who will be at Sephora in New York city on Thursday, September 27th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm.

Why should you go? Because she has an eye for beauty and can help you find your best Fall look!
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WHO: Marcia Kilgore, the savvy entrepreneur behind New York’s famous Bliss Spa, FitFlop and Soap & Glory, continues her reign as a beauty industry titan.

WHAT: A meet and greet with Marcia! This is your chance to ask beauty industry legend, Marcia Kilgore, your most pressing questions!

WHEN: Thursday, September 27th, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm

WHERE: Sephora Times Square, 1500 Broadway New York, NY 10036


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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

DiY with vanilla: how to make your own luxurious scrub

Of all the pretty, edgy, and wacky NYFW trends, these 11 are the most re-pin-worthy

Pin-tastic Photos from Spring 2013 Fashion Week
This is a TotalBeauty.com hairstyles article
When it comes to hair and makeup trends, New York Fashion Week is the Mecca of inspiration. But with so many looks to choose from, it can get overwhelming. Of all the model shots and Instagram pics we saw, these 11 looks reigned supreme. See which photos made it to our Pinterest board now.

Hello Gorgeous! I love DiY projects-enjoy this recipe! Remember, you've got the right stuff girl!


DIY Tips for the Kitchen Beautician
Pantry Staples Make All-Natural Beauty Simple and Affordable
WAUKEGAN, ILL. (Sept. 18, 2012) – Brisk fall weather is upon us, with that comes dry skin from the cooler air and winds. Seasonal skin problems can be solved this year with all-natural treatments and products that are free of harsh chemicals – a healthier option for the body and the environment. Money can be saved on expensive natural products too by using kitchen pantry staples to create DIY spa treatments for glowing skin at home.
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, the makers of fine vanillas and flavors, has pure flavor products made from high quality natural oils and several all-natural vanilla products. Just a drop of Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract can be added to any DIY spa recipe for improved skin tone, calming aromatherapy, and healthy antioxidants.
Try these spa ideas from Nielsen-Massey for fresh fall skin with common kitchen ingredients:
• Use leftover green tea bags and place on eyes to remove dark circles and puffiness.
• Lemon oil is known to have a calming effect on the body. Mix Pure Lemon Extract with water for a beneficial skin treatment for dry skin.
• Hydrate skin with a honey facemask – spread raw honey on face, leave for 20 minutes, rise off for smooth skin
• Coconut oil moisturizes skin and is known to help heal small bumps and bruises.
• Combine a splash of Rose Water with water and put into a spritzer bottle – keep it in the car or purse for a fresh scent (or leave it in the refrigerator for a cooling morning mist).
“I use vanilla sugar in my homemade body scrub. The scent is relaxing and it’s an affordable way to treat myself to a little pampering,” explains Beth Nielsen, chief culinary officer of Nielsen-Massey.

For smooth skin, try Nielsen’s DIY Vanilla Body Scrub recipe below.

Vanilla Body Scrub

Ingredients
1 cup Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 or 2 drops of an essential oil such as lavender, eucalyptus, etc.
Decorative, waterproof container

1. Mix ingredients together in a bowl.

2. Spoon into a decorative, waterproof container
3. Wrap in decorative paper.

Instructions for use: Apply a small amount to damp skin while in shower or bath. Gently scrub skin with a soft washcloth. Rinse thoroughly.


About Nielsen-Massey Vanillas
Throughout its more than 100 year history, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has earned its reputation as a manufacturer of the finest extracts in the world. The full line of Nielsen-Massey’s Pure Vanilla products include: Vanilla Beans and Extracts from Madagascar, Tahiti and Mexico; sugar and alcohol-free Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar and Certified Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract and Beans.
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas also has a line of Pure Flavors: Pure Chocolate Extract, Pure Almond Extract, Pure Orange Extract, Pure Lemon Extract, Pure Coffee Extract, Pure Peppermint Extract, Orange Blossom Water and Rose Water. All Nielsen-Massey products are Allergen-Free and certified kosher and Gluten-Free. The company is headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, with production facilities in Waukegan and Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.


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