Sunday, June 30, 2013

Lip Rewind by Miracle Skin Transformer in Coral: San Diego Independence Day lip look

 Hello Gorgeous!
I'm packed and ready to start the San Diego Independence Day adventure! I am taking this sweet little Coral toned lip treatment along for the ride! Sarah McNamara created Miracle Skin Transformer products and got a great start on HSN. You can get this gloss on HSN and at Sephora.

The Lip Rewind advanced peptide lip treatment is a great way to moisturize lips while also healing them!



Miracle Skin Transformer - Lip Rewind Advanced Peptide Lip Treatment Broad Spectrum SPF 20

What it is:
A tinted, peptide-infused lip treatment designed to repair daily damage, boost volume and moisture content, and protect from sun damage.

What it does:
Plump your pout and take care of your lip needs in one comfortable, tinted formula. White rose moss and powerful peptides inject your lips with hyaluronic acid, boosting collagen and helping eliminate the appearance of lip lines. Antioxidant-rich butters condition and soothe for maximum moisture and broad-spectrum sun protection helps prevent premature aging. The silky, gel texture smooths, softens, and evens the appearance of the skintone for a gorgeous, healthy finish.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
$5.00 from the sale of each Lip Rewind in the limited edition shade –LOVE will be donated to support CAN’s efforts to find love families for waiting foster children.

Research results:
In one application:
- 100% agreed lips looked more hydrated and supple
- 96% agreed lips appeared fuller and plumper
- 92% agreed lips looked and felt softer and smoother
- 96% agreed lips instantly looked more sexy and youthful
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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Salt River Fields in Scottsdale with LoCash Cowboys: who wants free tickets to July 3rd show?

Hey Gorgeous!
Start your Independence Day celebration on July 3rd with free tickets to the  LoCash Cowboys concert at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale Arizona! There are so many vendors, bands, and fun just waiting to happen for FOUR of you lucky ones!

I saw these guys in Dallas and they rocked it! Constant boot stomping fun and sing alongs. Or, at least I was singing along!



As a Native American from the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Mandan North Dakota, it's my honor to partner with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and support their new state of the art entertainment and sports facility.

How to enter to win your Family Four Pack of Independence Day Lo Cash Cowboys fun:

 

 


a Rafflecopter giveaway
Special thank you to Salt River Fields for partnering with Makeup University to gift some summer fun!

Location

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Road, is uniquely positioned on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in one of the most desirable geographic regions of the entire metropolitan Phoenix area.




http://www.saltriverfields.com/events/independencedaymusicfestival.aspx


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RG Cell anti-aging serum: a few drops will do ya!

Howdy Gorgeous on this beautiful Saturday!

I have had one of the most unique samples ever to play with from RG-Cell! It's so clinical looking, yet easy to use. It's a light texture and absorbs rapidly.

I found the small nib applicator to small for me so I took that part off and just poured a larger amount out onto my fingertips to press into my skin.

To use, I washed my face, then applied RG-Cell with my fingertips to the areas of concern to me, meaning marionette lines and crows feet areas.  I let it dry then applied my moisturizer. 


RG Cell Skin

RG-Cell is a stem cell activator of the first magnitude, and unlike other products on the market, it has more than one activator in it. These activators, also known as cytokines (sigh-toe-kines) are capable of turning on stem cells. They are capable of getting sleepy stem cells to wake up and move to areas of damaged skin, where they are most needed. They are capable of replenishing stem cells in their nests by a process called clonal expansion, so you don't run out of young, fresh, active stem cells

http://www.drdavesbest.com/products/rg-cell.html   $99.99 per bottle

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Jesse's Girl Mineral Rush, Glee polish & Vitamin E stick for Independence Day travel

Hello Gorgeous!
Are you getting ready for the weekend or possibly to travel for the Independence Day celebrations?
I am. It's all pack and stack, prepare to blog/video while traveling while administering my son's schedule and also celebrate in San Diego. I'm so ready for some fishing!

Now,  this video is goiing to show you my reviews of the Jesse's Girl products seen here:

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The nail polish and vitamin E stick are $3.99  and the Mineral Rush mineral makeup and brush kit is $8.99 available at Rite Aid stores nationwide or online!


Now enjoy the video!

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Capture My Moment with RABEANCO - Entries


Wet n Wild Coverall makeup: time for a DiY Bridal Makeup book edit!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
There are so many amazing affordable choices now for great coverage makeup that has spf and acts as a barrier against the sun. Plus, looks good in a selfie for Twitter!



I received a sample of this and I am so impressed and the smooth silky texture that applies smooth, dries down soft and a bit dewy but not shiney.

I'm liking this new product from wet n wild called coverall.  In my DiY Bridal Makeup book, I have the $20 bridal makeup face with wet n wild makeups for the bride who would rather spend her money on cake.

I think I may need to edit my book and add this new product!

It's about $3.99 and is easily available at Walgreen's, Walmart, Ulta and Albertsons-and more stores, just check the main wet n wild website to find a store near you, or get it online at drugstore.com

Easy!

Here's a wee bit of notes about the product from the website:
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COVERALL® CREAM FOUNDATION
Glides on weightlessly for sheer-to-medium coverage that’s never heavy, chalky, or dull. Evens out flaws with a silky, semi-matte finish that let’s your skin’s natural luminescence shine through. Contains SPF 15 for the ultimate in anti-aging treatment.



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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

SanTalia daily serum clears & soothes with australian Sandalwood blend: for summer acne

Hello Gorgeous!
 Oh this summer heat! Arizona is hitting 115 today-ouch!
Double ouch when I wake up really early to get my run and ride in, covered in thick sunscreen, sweat through it and then collect a filmy layer of dirt along the way.

If you have some issues with adult acne or blemishes, maybe try a new product that I recently got the chance to experience.







I am enjoying the Daily Serum whch clears and soothes with a purifying Australian Sandalwood blend that is naturally sourced and clinically proven.

To me, the serum has a light texture, absorbs quickly, wears well under makeup and sunscreen and helped clear up a few blemishes for me which I am nearly sure were caused by all the sun, sweat and sunscreen I've been wearing.

Also, Arizona has experienced some intense fires and I'm curious if all the smoke and debris didn't help contribute to the blemish and some active allergies and asthma. What do you think?

Now, here's a bit more detail about SanTalia from the website, which click here to learn about the other products available!

Daily Serum retails for $34.95 and is available online. Enjoy the new favorite skincare find!

  • A light non-tacky serum that absorbs easil
  • Targets all symptoms and causes of blemish development
  • Perfect for all skin types, including oily
  • Pleasant natural, unisex aroma of sandalwood
  • Free of benzyl peroxide, sulfates, artificial fragrance, dyes & preservatives
  • A light non-tacky serum that absorbs easil
  • Targets all symptoms and causes of blemish development
  • Perfect for all skin types, including oily
  • Pleasant natural, unisex aroma of sandalwood
  • Free of benzyl peroxide, sulfates, artificial fragrance, dyes & preservatives
  • A light non-tacky serum that absorbs easil
  • Targets all symptoms and causes of blemish development
  • Perfect for all skin types, including oily
  • Pleasant natural, unisex aroma of sandalwood
  • Free of benzyl peroxide, sulfates, artificial fragrance, dyes & preservatives
  • A light non-tacky serum that absorbs easil
  • Targets all symptoms and causes of blemish development
  • Perfect for all skin types, including oily
  • Pleasant natural, unisex aroma of sandalwood
  • Free of benzyl peroxide, sulfates, artificial fragrance, dyes & preservatives
  • A light non-tacky serum that absorbs easil
  • Targets all symptoms and causes of blemish development
  • Perfect for all skin types, including oily
  • Pleasant natural, unisex aroma of sandalwood
  • Free of benzyl peroxide, sulfates, artificial fragrance, dyes & preservatives


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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Superman Lois Lane look on Amy Adams with Mary Kay

 Well hello Gorgeous!
Have you seen the new Superman movie? I was going to wait for the Red Box though got an invitation I could not refuse!



I've created a Lois Lane like look as seen on Amy Adams using some beautiful samples sent my way by Mary Kay! Thanks so much!

p.s. I am pretty sure this is the longest video I have ever made! Thanks for watching!

The products I am wearing: It&Ly purity design pure hair eco hairspray Foundation: Mary Kay timewise luminous wear in beige 4 Eyeshadow: Marky Kay mineral eye color in Crystalline Marky Kay mineral eye color in White Lily Marky Kay mineral eye color in Sliver Satin Marky Kay mineral bronzing powder in Sandstone Marky Kay mineral cheek color in Sparkling Cider Marky Kay lip liner in Neutral Marky Kay true dimensions lipstick in Natural Beaute Marky Kay lash love lengthening mascara in I heart Brown
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Monday, June 24, 2013

Fake Bake passion fruit body polish for a busy summer full of safe tan!

Hi Ya Gorgeous!
Quick note to remind you of the all important need to exfoliate before you self tan! Why? Because it buffs off the crepey scaly spots than can cause streaking!

Fake Bake passion fruit body polish is perfect for a smooth skin surface to color up a bronze glow!

Have you tried the Fake Bake can of self tanner mist? It goes on smooth and easy! Ask me how I know!
I've seen it online for prices ranging from $9-14, get some! And now some notes specifically about the product!





Product Size: 6 oz.

Fake Bake Passion Fruit Body Polish is a gentle but effective exfoliate which leaves the skin feeling silky smooth and ready to tan. Our Body Polish contains the highest concentrations of rare botanicals and Aloe Vera extracts as well as micro particles of the gentle, natural exfoliate Luffa, which polishes skin without lacerating or damaging the surface of newly exposed layers. The experience will leave your skin feeling refreshed and energized.

Recommended use � before application of Fake Bake Self-Tan Airbrush or Fake Bake Self-Tan Lotion.

Paraben free
NO animal testing
Contains natural, organic preservatives
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Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum: for summer anti-aging skincare

 Hello and Happy Monday Beautiful!
Oh I love waking up and knowing that I have another chance to make it great! Woo hoo! What's keeping a spring in my step is my new sample of Algenist Alguronic Acid + Retinol.

I love a product that has a wee bit of tingle, and this one does. I have to let it set up on my skin a bit before I put my CC cream over it though. If I don't then my CC cream can be streaky.

I am enjoying the light texture, lack of scent and firming nature of this serum! It's perfect for summer. It retails for $98.00 and can be found in San Francisco, Sephora stores and online at the Algenist website here.

If you are serious about anti-aging skincare, it's time to get some Algenist-as seen in Allure magazine!

Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum

This dual action serum combines patented Alguronic Acid + Retinol for the very first time. Alguronic Acid boosts Retinol to work more efficiently for accelerated dual anti-wrinkle and firming benefits. The powerful serum increases collagen production to smooth lines and wrinkles, while increasing skin firmness and elasticity. Alguronic Acid’s natural anti-inflammatory benefits allow the formula to be effective, yet gentle enough for daily use.
Key benefits:
  • Visibly firms and lifts skin
  • Minimizes the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin texture, smoothness and softness
  • Increases skin tightness, tone and radiance


Alguronic Acid is a powerful regenerative compound produced by microalgae that functions to protect and regenerate the single-celled organism in harsh environmental conditions.

http://www.algenist.com/why-algenist/patented-breakthrough-ingredient

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Peace Soap by Kiss My Face is a perfect cure for summer fun filled hands

Hello Gorgeous!

 Oh the fun of summer! My house is busy and on the go, and getting the family to stop and wash properly to combat germs and bacteria is a battle! Though, the light scent and fun foam of these Kiss My Face Peace Soaps keeps the kids washing! Thank you Kiss My Face for making natural, healthy and cruelty free products!


Lavender Mandarin Self Castile Foaming Soap




Castile Peace Soaps

BETTER SOAP

Simple is definitely better. All it takes is a few natural ingredients to make up this perfect soap for body, bath, hands and more. We adore the incredible natural scents and so do the hundreds of consumers who compared us to other leading castile soaps.

BETTER WORLD

10% of profits support Seeds of Peace, bringing together teens from countries of conflict to foster a new generation of leaders. Plus Peace Soap is biodegradable for a healthier planet.

These sell for $6.49 for 8 ounces and there are several scents to choose from! Get one for each bathroom because kids love 'em!  Get some on their website!




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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Precision MD Relastin Eye Silk: squint much? This can fix that.

Happy Saturday Gorgeous!

There is so much going on this weekend! Are you at home or an event?
Are you wearing your sunscreen? How about some anti-aging protection, especially for your eye area with it's tender skin!



 I've been playing with my sample for a few days and the first thing I noticed is the super silky, ( I know silk is in the name, though it's true!) texture that is so soft and readily absorbs into the tender eye skin.

I put my eye cream on last in my normal skin care routine, though this product is so light that I like to put a wee top coat on over my sunscreen in the hopes of additional benefits.

I'm always out in the sun, and always squinting even behind my sunglasses so I'm enjoying the beginning benefits of using the product! It's also an award winner from Allure magazine!

A tube full o' .5 ounces retails for $69.00 on the website which you can find here. Enjoy the specific details below!

overview

Relastin Eye Silk® is a breakthrough technology that is clinically proven to visibly improve skin firmness, elasticity, dark circles and under eye puffiness. It is the only product with proprietary Zinc Firming Complex™ that can deliver firmer-looking skin.

before & after photos

 

why it’s unique

  • The only product that uses the patented Zinc Firming Complex, clinically proven to visibly firm and tighten skin
  • Delivers real, visible results in just 2-4 weeks
  • Delivered in a silky formula you’ll love – great under eyes and on eye lids

key ingredients

  • Zinc Firming Complex – promotes firmer-looking skin
  • Cyclopentasiloxane – immediately fills fine lines and wrinkles for smoother-looking skin
  • Dimethicone – seals moisture into the skin, gives product a silky texture
  • Mica – reflects light for brighter-looking skin

why you’ll love it

Women who tried Relastin saw the following in 2-4 weeks:
  • 84% noticed visible results
  • 80% saw diminished fine lines and wrinkles
  • 74% noticed a decrease in dark circles
  • 69% saw reduced under eye puffiness

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Free Toni & Guy Academy cut/color giveaway to celebrate the first day of summer!

Hello Gorgeous and Happy Friday!

#TGIF Thank God it's Friday! Welcome to the weekend, the first day of spring and a free giveaway for you!

Here at Makeup University the first day of summer celebration starts with a free haircut and color giveaway courtesy of the talented hair stylists at Toni & Guy Academy!

Back to school starts in August here in Arizona, but for those of you with a heart for hair and a dream to get behind the chair, why not start now?


Who wants to win a free haircut and hair color at  Toni & Guy and get some chat time with a stylist about their experience with Toni & Guy?


To enter to win:
Please comment why you would pursue a career in hair design!
For additional chances to win please follow @Toni&Guy , @Cherelynn on Twitter and RT this to share the love for hair!



To learn more about careers in hair with Toni & Guy Academy please visit:  this link and here you can see what Toni & Guy has to offer in cuts and colors. 

***PLEASE READ CONTEST RULES***
Contest open to entries  in the continental United States and persons 18 and older.  No cash value, non transferable.  Contest runs June 21, 2013 – July 12, 2013. Winner will be contacted via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to winner announcement email and if no response, a new winner will be selected.
 
P.S. Want to know  the irony of the first day of summer being today? Here in Arizona, it's been summer since March!

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These new picks will motivate you to use oils in every step of your beauty routine

11 Best New Beauty Oils
This is a TotalBeauty.com Skin care article
Remember when we wanted everything in our beauty regimen to be oil-free? Well, those days are long gone. From nail care to hair color, every beauty category is experiencing an oil boom. Why? Oils are not only moisturizing and nurturing, but they're also loaded with antioxidants. We tried dozens of the newest oils and came up with an entire beauty routine that is oil-based. Click ahead to see how beauty oils can beautify you from head to toe.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

itCosmetics CC Cream: for EDC in Las Vegas, summer getaways and everyday!

Hello Purty! Shinga ding ding! I thought summer was supposed to be slow and relaxed, like the saying goes, " the lazy days of summer"?  Not so around here! We are shakin' a tail feather and then some!

I received a sample of it Cosmetics CC+ Cream in medium and so far, so good! I love the thicker texture than a BB cream. I like that there is little to no scent, and best of all, since I live in Arizona and regularly travel to areas with as much sun as my home state-this product has spf 50+ and the thick texture aids as a sunblock along with the sunblock ingredients.

It Cosmetics CC+ Cream has been a go to product for me when I need to be on the road all day, get a quick touch up with my Mally Evercolor Pore Defender matting compact to transition to dinner and a premiere.

Gals, it's working for me, and it's on sale. Try some, and you just may like it too!  Details below and a video too!
It Cosmetics Anti-Aging Physical SPF 50 CC Cream Auto-Delivery

 Get to QVC soon because it's on sale for $34.68 plus shipping and handling.



 



"I'm so excited Your Skin but Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ is finally here! It's your full-coverage color-correcting cream, antiaging serum, and broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50+ protection all in one! This highly pigmented multitasking miracle truly covers everything, won't crease or crack in fine lines, and is designed to give you your most beautiful skin ever, all while simplifying your life and daily beauty routine. I hope you love this true beauty innovation as much as I do and it brings you joy every day!"
—Jamie Kern Lima, It Cosmetics Creator
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What is it: IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ is your full-coverage color-correcting cream, antiaging serum, and broad-spectrum SPF 50+ all in one! This highly pigmented, multitasking beauty miracle covers everything, won't crease or crack in fine lines, and gives you a Your Skin But Better glow. Thanks to this auto-delivery plan, you'll receive a new shipment approximately every 60 days for as long as you remain in the program.

Who is it for: Anyone who wants the power to achieve their most beautiful skin ever! Anyone who wants the antiaging benefits of peptides; niacin; algae; vitamins A, C, B, and E; hyaluronic acid; hydrolyzed collagen; and SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen. Anyone who wants full coverage to instantly correct and camouflage skin imperfections. Anyone who wants to diffuse the look of lines and wrinkles on the face and achieve a more radiant-looking, flawless, supple complexion.

Why is it different: Developed with leading plastic surgeons, Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream is a multitasking beauty miracle. It's your SPF 50+ UVA/UVB sunscreen that helps to protect against the rays that both burn and age your skin. It's also your full-coverage color-correcting cream and antiaging serum! The hydrating formula is infused with peptides; niacin; algae; vitamins A, C, B, and E; hyaluronic acid; and hydrolyzed collagen, along with antioxidants and exotic botanicals for brightening and color-correcting benefits.

How do I use it: Apply CC+ Cream to clean skin or over moisturizer. A little goes a long way; make sure to blend well to develop the perfect color match. Can be used as your moisturizer, antiaging serum, concealer, foundation, and sunscreen, based on your coverage needs. For best results, apply a smooth, even layer to face, neck, and decollete to even skin tone and provide a hydrating, luminous finish. Liberally apply to face and neck 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every two hours to maintain sunscreen's efficiency.

From IT Cosmetics.
  • Each shipment includes 1.08-fl oz Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+; shipments arrive approximately every 60 days for as long as you remain in the program
  • Each shipment will be billed separately at the above price, plus shipping and handling and any applicable taxes, for as long as you remain in the plan; no obligation to continue the plan; cancel anytime
  • Made in Korea


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Comodynes self tanning intensive & uniform color single towelettes : TSA friendly for the first day of summer

Oh boom snap my friend it's time for a throwback!
The post below is to remind you of the simple, easy and effective self tanning system by Comodynes.

Which by the way are now in a TSA friendly, luggage safe single use self tanning towelettes.
 

Pack 2-3 of these for your next weekend getaway to touch up your tan or get one started before you hit the beach. It's nice to have a Comodynes Urban Cosmetics self tanning towelette with you if you have already been on the beach, are now a wee shade of lobster and need to try and blend down the effects! (*put your sunscreen on!)

 1 box of these is about $40-50 for 30 individual tanning towelettes.

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Now enjoy this post from earlier in the blog! Link is here and copy of the post is below:
http://makeupuniversity.blogspot.com/2010/06/self-tanning-try-comodynes-self-tanning.html

(here's what I find humours, when I started blogging it was about getting at least 1200 words, nowadays its' 300-400!)

Honestly, everything that comes into the blog I test personally. So I was really excited to get a sample for the Body Drench Quick Tan Body Scrub to help slough off the crunchy layer of chlorine dried skin and then smooth on some lovely self tanner color.
I got the mail after I had gone running and taken a shower so instead of a full body slather (there is always tomorrow!) I just did my legs since that is what sticks out on the majority of my normal day. Ooh, the body scrub has a chocolately buttery smell and it's delicous! It gives a foamy lather and doens't have alot of grain/grit to it-so I would categorize it as a medium exfoliant.



That is somewhere between ripping skin off and just lightly buffing the tough stuff.
Next I open up the Comodynes self tanning towelette which I have taken to calling my tan glove of love. It doesn't have a chemically smell, in fact it doesn't smell like the usual self tanner at all and the scent is actually quite pleasant. Now for the sake of modesty and your retinas being seared with an image I have refrained from making one large swatch of tan glove love over my nearly translucent white midsection. I have the same body coloring as a shark: dark on the back, light on the belly. You may remember the Comodynes name because they make amazing makeup remover towelettes that you can buy for $4.99 at Trader Joes.










Those things are awesome!


Well, as you can tell I do all my own testing and photography. What I wanted you to see is that this thin cotton glove is saturated with a solution that is browning my legs as I write! I'll post a full 3 hours later photo...later...


My experience with the Comodynes self tanning towelettes is good. No stinky smell, didn't rub off on my clothes or towels. I did wash my hands right after using and I didn't have any discoloring of my palms. So if you get a box of 8 for $12.99 and plan to travel, have a destination wedding or just want to tan yourself on lunch before you go out at night, consider getting these because your officemates will have no idea that at the very moment you are talking to them you are also self tanning.
Enjoy!

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There's no need to dread the 3.4oz liquid rule with these carry-on gems

Our Favorite TSA-Approved Beauty Picks
This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup article
Regardless of what class you're flying, check-in at the airport comes with its fair share of nuisances. There's rushing to cram everything into a plastic container and walking through the security line barefoot. But nothing compares to having to toss out your favorite perfume because it's over the 3.4 liquid limit. Nothing. To help you avoid holding up the line or tossing anything valuable, we ranked our top travel-friendly sized products so you can sail through security, worry free. Click ahead to see the top picks!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pure Ice nail polish in a Fourth of July pedicure party

Hi ya Gorgeous!
I'm already trying on fun pedicure styles for this July's Independance Day Celebration!



I love the easy access to Pure Ice polish-just look at your favorite drugstore or mass retailer! The price is so right too making it easy to get several fun colors to celebrate with.

I'm wearing from left to right: Wide Awake, Dazzle Me and Siren.

Gettin' ready to do my manicure now-stay tuned! In the meantime, go get some Pure Ice polishes to show your summer style!


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Our Favorite TSA-Approved Beauty Picks

There's no need to dread the 3.4oz liquid rule with these carry-on gems


Our Favorite TSA-Approved Beauty Picks

This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup article

Regardless of what class you're flying, check-in at the airport comes with its fair share of nuisances. There's rushing to cram everything into a plastic container and walking through the security line barefoot. But nothing compares to having to toss out your favorite perfume because it's over the 3.4 liquid limit. Nothing. To help you avoid holding up the line or tossing anything valuable, we ranked our top travel-friendly sized products so you can sail through security, worry free. Click ahead to see the top picks!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

NADS Nose Wax demonstration video: no more bats in the cave

Hey Gorgeous,
Special thanks to NADS for sending a sample of their new product to help remove nose hairs safely.


To get your NADS Nose Wax kit visit your favorite retailer like Target, Walmart or CVS! It should be in the $20 range.

Enjoy this short video!


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8 Trendy Workouts Ranked on Our Sweat-O-Meter Scale

Find out which workouts will leave you drenched in sweat and which will keep that pricey blowout looking perfect


8 Trendy Workouts Ranked on Our Sweat-O-Meter Scale

This is a TotalBeauty.com Fitness article

It's important to fit that daily workout into your schedule, but when you're juggling so many appointments, dates, and commitments, it often gets moved around. Some days it makes sense to have a full-on sweat session, since you're headed back home to hit the shower, but on other nights, you need to skip washing and completely re-doing your hair in order to meet your friends for drinks in time. That's why we ranked the trendiest workouts by their sweat level, where one is barely a glisten and 10 is I-look-like-I-fell-in-a-pool drenched. Click ahead to see where these workouts fall on the sweat-o-meter scale!

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Gel Moment by Belvada for at home gel manicures like in the salon

Well hello there Gorgeous!
The gel manicure can make your summer vacation a lot easier! How? Because it can last supers shiny and chip free for up to two weeks.  Now that sure takes the worry out of packing polish and paying for a manicure before you leave town and having it only last a few days.

So, let me introduce you to Belvada brand Gel Moment. The polishes are $14.95 and all you need to make the gel polish last longer is a LED curing light.


I was sent a sample of 2 polishes: a Great Gatsby tone in Lavender Allure and a modern 2013 Pantone trend in Midnight Kiss plus a portable LED curing light.


Oh what fun! Enjoy this short video demonstrating how the system works.

Things to note:
1) I did not have a special gel nail cleanser, just used my nail polish remover.
2) I did not have a special gel nail clear top coat, I chose not to put any on.
3) I only put one coat of gel nail polish on and cured it, instead of the professional salon procedure of putting 2 coats on plus a top coat. Why? Because I do not keep acetone on hand which is required for safely removing the gel polish like the salons do. So, I put one coat on!  I'm going to see how it holds up to house remodeling and horse back riding! Update soon!

Here is the Belvada website for you to learn more about the brand.
Now here is the video:


TotalBeauty.com
Our Favorite TSA-Approved Beauty Picks

There's no need to dread the 3.4oz liquid rule with these carry-on gems


Our Favorite TSA-Approved Beauty Picks

This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup article

Regardless of what class you're flying, check-in at the airport comes with its fair share of nuisances. There's rushing to cram everything into a plastic container and walking through the security line barefoot. But nothing compares to having to toss out your favorite perfume because it's over the 3.4 liquid limit. Nothing. To help you avoid holding up the line or tossing anything valuable, we ranked our top travel-friendly sized products so you can sail through security, worry free. Click ahead to see the top picks!

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Taylor Swift presenting for the first time at the MMVA tonight: is she wearing Lady Emily?

 Hello Gorgeous,
The beautiful and my favorite, modest, Miss Taylor Swift will be in Canada this weekend on a pit stop from her RED tour (sure wish I was going!) to present at the Much Music Video Awards.

I'm going to tune in online, how about you? Now she looks so gorgeous and I'm curious if she is wearing some Lady Emily natural cosmetics, like their Love Glow powder?



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 Taylor Swift will appear on the 2013 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS airing live on Sunday, June 16 at 9E/6P on MuchMusic and Fuse. Currently on her sold-out Red Tour, this will mark Swift’s first appearance on the MMVAs, also known as the biggest block party in the world!

NEW Love Glow™ Face Powder


Did you notice the healthy glow on the faces of those who are in love? Our Love Glow™ Face Powder makes you look so angelic, healthy, and pretty! 
It's a luminescent complexion enhancing powder that looks great on cheeks, eyes, or anywhere you want for that dewy, radiant, romantic glow!

A bit about Lady Emily natural cosmetics and couture: 
Lady Emily started 12 years ago when Founder / CEO, Melisa Shaw Humphrey's daughter "Emily" was born. Her baby had sensitive skin so Melisa started to make her own handpoured Olive Oil Soap -- one of the company's most popular items still today.  

It later developed into a direct selling cosmetics company with over 800 independent sales consultants selling her products.  Today, Lady Emily has evolved into its own successful online boutique and continues to reinvent itself to keep up with current trends.

"I'm a daydreaming type of gal. It's as simple as that. I can't think of a time that I wasn't this way. I love to dream of fairy tales, far away places, and magical endings.  So............

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Now, a wee bit more in Taylor Swift news! She has a new fragrance coming out and I've got a sample on the way! Here's a hint on what the scent is like and as I soon as I get my sample I will post a video review!


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From Fragrantica website; 

Young American singer Taylor Swift unveiled her first fragrance, Wonderstruck, in 2011. Wonderstruck Enchanted followed as its flanker, launched on the market in Fall 2012. Taylor by Taylor Swift is a new fragrance, coming out in June 2013. Unlike the first two, which were inspired by fairy tales, Taylor fragrance is more personal to the singer because it reflects her own style.

Taylor is a sweet, floral-fruity fragrance with a woody base. It opens with alluring aromas of lychee, tangerine and magnolia petals, with peony, hydrangea and vanilla orchid in the heart and a base made of sandalwood, apricot nectar, cashmere musk and soft woods.

The youthful bottle design tries to combine modern and retro style with pearl details, a crystal stopper and bold prints. The fragrance is available as 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!
There's no need to dread the 3.4oz liquid rule with these carry-on gems

Our Favorite TSA-Approved Beauty Picks
This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup article
Regardless of what class you're flying, check-in at the airport comes with its fair share of nuisances. There's rushing to cram everything into a plastic container and walking through the security line barefoot. But nothing compares to having to toss out your favorite perfume because it's over the 3.4 liquid limit. Nothing. To help you avoid holding up the line or tossing anything valuable, we ranked our top travel-friendly sized products so you can sail through security, worry free. Click ahead to see the top picks!