Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Years! FAB for your morning after eyes!
7 Celebs Who Need a Hairstyle Makeover

See which celebrities we think need a new look for the new year

7 Celebs Who Need a Hairstyle Makeover

This is a celebrity hairstyle article

Sure, they're rich and famous and lead fabulously glamorous lives but sometimes even while they're busy jet-setting around the globe, A-list celebrities can get caught in beauty ruts -- just like the rest of us. So we gave them some unsolicited hairstyle makeovers... and we think they look pretty great. What do you think?

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Hello gorgeous! I pray you have an amazing New Years Eve celebrating with your family and friends! FAB from QVC has some answers for helping tired eyes look bright! Enjoy and get ready for 2011 to be your best year ever!
Enter 2011 With Bright Eyes
With the approach of the New Year barely 24 hours away don’t worry about staying up late to welcome in 2011. First Aid Beauty has exactly what you need so you wake up refreshed and feeling ready to tackle a new year.
First Aid Beauty’s Detox Eye Roller tackles the under-eye area, fighting off dark circles and puffiness. The cocktail of potent and effective ingredients works together to deliver almost instant results, with marked improvement over time. The roller ball delivery system offers a unique massaging action that gently distributes lymphatic buildup from underneath the eyes, resulting in less baggy looking skin.

Hyaluronate and advanced peptides recaptures lost volume and increase collagen production to reduce fine lines. Caffeine, a potent vasoconstrictor that constricts the fine blood vessels that cause dark undereye circles.

The Detox Eye Roller from First Aid Beauty is available at, Sephora stores and for $24

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Give Up Tanning in the New Year-save your life and your looks!
Don't Make These Face Shape Haircut Mistakes

Need a new do but not sure if blunt bangs or layers will flatter your face shape?

Don't Make These Face Shape Haircut Mistakes

This is a haircut article

To help you prep for your next big snip, we went to Tommy Buckett from the Marie Robinson Salon in New York City to find out which haircuts work for each specific face shape.

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Give Up Tanning in the New Year
It could save your life and your looks

December 30, 2010 (New York, NY) – Almost 36 percent of the women and 12.2 percent of the men aged 18-24 surveyed in a recent study tanned indoors in the last year, according to the journal Archives of Dermatology. These young people may believe they look better with a tan, but in fact they are putting themselves at risk for skin cancer and aging their skin prematurely.

Tanning machines emit dangerous ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and frequent tanners using new high-pressure sunlamps may receive as much as 12 times the annual ultraviolet A (UVA) radiation they would receive from regular sun exposure.

“Our hope for the new year is that people begin to understand that tanning beds are dangerous and very harmful to the skin,” said Perry Robins, MD, President, The Skin Cancer Foundation. “We hope in 2011 that use of tanning beds will decrease.”

UV radiation is a proven human carcinogen, and is linked with a higher risk of all forms of skin cancer, including potentially deadly melanoma, which is the most common form of cancer among young adults 25-29 years old. On average, indoor tanners are 74 percent more likely to develop melanomas than non-tanners. They are also 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma, the two most common skin cancers.

The damage caused by the UV radiation emitted by the sun and tanning beds is cumulative and often irreversible. The destructive process of photoaging – premature skin aging due to UV exposure – produces profound structural changes in the skin including fine wrinkles, deep grooves, blotchiness, sagging and a leathery texture. Some of these changes may appear as early as the age of 20 in anyone who has spent a great deal of time exposing their skin to UV radiation during childhood and teen years.

“Chronic exposure to UVA radiation accelerates the aging of skin five to seven years,” said Philippe Humbert, MD, head of the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital of Besançon and Director of the Laboratory of Cutaneous Biology at the University of Franche-Comte in Besançon, France.

In addition to the obvious health risks and link to premature aging, the tanned look is no longer in fashion. The trend started with Hollywood actresses such as Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow and is now taking hold. Natural skin is now generally viewed as modern while tanned skin is viewed as dated. The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Go With Your Own Glow™ campaign encourages women to embrace their natural skin tone. For more information about Go With Your Own Glow™ please visit

About The Skin Cancer Foundation
The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancer. The mission of the Foundation is to decrease the incidence of skin cancer through public and professional education and research. For more information, visit,

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New Years Eve-Envie De Neuf for after the party
4 Perfect-for-New-Year's-Eve Glittery Nail Polishes

Try this sparkly trend for the new year. I'm here to share the lacquers I love now

4 Perfect-for-New-Year's-Eve Glittery Nail Polishes

This is a nails article

I recently waxed poetic about the possibility of wearing glittery eyeliner or eyeshadow for the holidays, which I totally did, BTW. And, I'll admit, it looked quite smashing and not nearly as tween-y as expected. But now it's time for glittery nails, here's how I'm getting them …

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Hello Gorgeous!

Perhaps the side by side photo should be done more like a "before and after"? I am wearing the Envie De Neuf Platinum Lineless Eye Mask...before my New Years eve mayhem and I will also be wearing some after!

You can fake a well rested look in only 15 minutes using the eye mask in an at home spa treatment which is formulated to lift wrinkles and fine lines while reducing puffiness and lightening dark circles.

The formula contains optimum nutrition and hydration using colloidal platinum, peptides and squalene to deliver a restorative treatment to the eyes.

This power packed mask is only $3 for a set and you can get it at

Order some today so you have it for after New Year's Eve! Or just get a couple of sets to keep up with your "new year new you" resolutions!

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Years Eve nail tips-try 'em!
Quick Fixes for Dry, Winter Skin

Fix chapped, dry lips and skin in a jiffy with these cold-weather beauty busters

Quick Fixes for Dry, Winter Skin

This is a skin care article

When the weather turns from sunny and mild to cold and blustery, our skin often turns too -- from supple and hydrated to cracked, flaky and ashy. Learn how to soothe it with these tips.

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The holidays are here which means it’s time to add a little something special to your look. Put the perfect amount of twinkle in your step with perfectly primped, bedazzled toes. Take my advice and follow these steps to perform an at-home pedicure that will leave your feet healthy and lookin' good - with a touch of sparkle for a little holiday cheer!
Skyy Hadley shares some nail secrets!
TIP ONE: Milk It

After removing nail polish and spraying feet with an antiseptic, soak feet in water and milk. Adding milk is a crucial step as water can strip skin of moisture and leave feet drier. Milk naturally exfoliates and nourishes the skin and it’s right in your refrigerator.

TIP TWO: Care for Cuticles with Caution

Lightly shape the toenails by cutting nails back slightly and massaging toes and feet with cream or oil. After feet have soaked for a few minutes, push back the cuticles – do NOT cut them. Cutting them creates more hangnails and can even lead to infection.

TIP THREE: Scrub Wisely

Lightly buff the nail plate while it is still moist with a cuticle cream or conditioner. Then buff the skin on your feet by applying a foot scrub and massaging the formula deep into the skin, concentrating on trouble spots.

TIP FOUR: Pick Your Shade and Polish Away!

Choose from a range of rich, eye-catching colors for a unique style all your own. To stick with the holiday spirit, I recommend a shimmery metallic, bold bright hue, or a festive red. After applying color, add a top coat. Then place a beautiful, sparkling Swarovski crystal creation on the nail of your choice for a little holiday cheer. Your Bedazzled beauty can range from a single stone to a cute cluster.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

New Years eve party nails with Milani
12 Ways to Spoil Yourself This Season

Sure it's the season of giving, but it's not a total crime to be selfish every now and then, right?

12 Ways to Spoil Yourself This Season

This is a Beauty products article

Check out the luxurious items you should consider wrapping up for yourself with a "From Santa" tag.

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Hello gorgeous! Just days away from a new year! Oh golly I love a new year! Now, we will be celebrating the gregorian calendar new year and not Rosh Hashana the new year that is in the Bible. No worries, though because it's still a reason to celebrate and ring in the new year. Which means you will need a new look to go along with the party to celebrate!

Have you tried Milani cosmetics? They are affordable and readily available at Walgreens, Walmart, Target and a drugstore near you.

When getting ready for a 2011 New Years eve party, remember the finishing touches like your manicure and pedicure by using these glittery party colors from Milani! Pick some up and take to your favorite salon to decorate your nails for a New Years eve to remember!
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Sunday, December 26, 2010

ARDELL does it again! Brows & Lashes for the New Years eve parties!
Look Like You -- But Better

Get the skin, hair and lips of your dreams with these tips

Look Like You -- But Better

This is a Natural beauty article

Do you ever feel like the woman you see in the mirror doesn't reflect your true beauty potential? Check out easy ways you can become the gorgeous woman you know you are.

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Hello gorgeous! Now that the amazing merriment of the Christmas season is drawing to a close, there is only one big hoopla hullabaloo to celebrate before we all wait for the massive tailgating of the Super Bowl to begin!

*Ooh! Please remember to follow me on Twitter ( @Cherelynn) because I am up for the Mercedes
Benz Tweet Fueled race to the Super Bowl-when selected I am racing for the Tumbleweed Center here in Phoenix to get more beds for displaced youth! We need kid beds in Phoenix! Help by following me on Twitter!

Okay, back to Ardell. They are my favorite drugstore brand false eyelash brand because for
the low price you get high quality and fun flirty
lashes that photograph amazing!
Now what I have just found out from them is that they make amazing eye brow powder to enhance your eyebrows. I'm a big fan of using a slant tip brush, which happens to come in the Ardell eyebrow powder case along with a wee mirror which in the photo is casting a reflection right on top of my nose! Plus to set your brows in place for a big party night out, or tailgate, or tweet fueled race there is this clear brow gel. I like the smell so it gets double points! Remember, Ardell is affordable and easily accessible: nearly every Target, Walmart, Fry's Marketplace, Walgreens you name it, carries this brand! So get some brow powder/gel now and start practicing a bold brow look for your New Year's eve party.

*Stay tuned! See those lovely sparkly false eyelashes in the first photo? Yep, I will be demonstrating those in a few short days, so stay tuned! In the meantime, go add me on Twitter right now! Why? Because the 1000th follower gets a beauty basket bonanaza that's why!
Oh, what's this lovely package you say? This is Luminess Air brush makeup...oh yeah...You Tubes comin'!
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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas! EOS on or under your Christmas tree? Sure hope so!
11 Top-Rated Mascaras

Find out which mascaras won our editors' hearts over

11 Top-Rated Mascaras

This is a eye makeup article

Mascara is one of those "desert island"-type of eye makeup products -- in short, a necessity. See the ones our editors are obsessing over -- right now, anyway.

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Milani Power Lash Volumizing Mascara, $5.99

TotalBeauty Editor Rating: 8

Milani Power Lash Volumizing Mascara, $5.99

"The mascara went on smoothly and its rich, black color transferred well onto my lashes."

Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara, $22

TotalBeauty Editor Rating: 8

Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara, $22

"Normally I'd need to re-curl my lashes if I went out at night, but with this, my curl stayed intact all day and night."

Wet n Wild Waterproof Megalength Mascara, $3

TotalBeauty Editor Rating: 8

Wet n Wild Waterproof Megalength Mascara, $3

"After applying only two coats, I noticed a marked improvement in my lashes."

Wanna see the other mascaras our editors loved? Click here!

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Oh Happy Birthday Jesus!

This is the single best day of the year....right next to my birthday!

What I'm holding and putting on the Christmas tree are three scrumptious organic, petrolatum, paraben, and gluten free lip balms! They are a revolutionary sphere shape which is more
hygenic than a pot lip balm.

If you need a last minute gift run to Walgreens or Target right now! These little treasures are only $9.99! The flavors are sweet mint, honeysuckle honeydew and limited edition pomegranate raspberry.

I'm lovin' mine and not feeling inclined to share-so go get yours right now at Walgreens! Moms, daughters, metorsexual men, cousins, office co-workers, neighbors, teachers, you name it need some EOS! Merry Christmas!
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Friday, December 24, 2010

It's Christmas eve! I have my Iroha on, do you?
7 Celebrities Who NEED a Hairstyle Revamp

We think it's time for some of these celebrities to let go of their iconic 'dos and try a new look

7 Celebrities Who NEED a Hairstyle Revamp

This is a celebrity hairstyles article

In the interest of embarking on new beginnings for 2011, we'd like to (gently) suggest that a certain few A-listers should step out of the past and grab hold of a bold new look. Check out the virtual makeovers we gave them to prove that a new style would look great on them.

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Oh hello gorgeous! I'm getting ready for the most merry Christmas ever! Oh how I love Christmas eve and all the joy and miracles it brings!

Woo hoo! Good thing I am prepping my skin now with an Iroha mask!

It gives a very similiar effect as a salon facial

and is relaxing and rejuvenating to the skin. The Iroha masks are made in a non-woven tissue to facilitate water evaporation and a faster absorption of all actives so when I pull this thing off I'm expecting the skin of a 12 year old!

Now visit the website to learn about the many varieties of the tissue masks and also about the gel eye patches. I swear, it's my favorite and I find the best eye treatment for anti-aging is to regularly use an under eye patch.

Don't believe me? Get some and try it! Go here for more information:

Thank you so much for your continued support of the Makeup University blog! Merry Christmas to you!
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

You need a Cardiwrap-and can have one of mine!
Real Women Share Their Top 10 Beauty Resolutions

Are New Year's resolutions meant to be broken? Not this year …

Real Women Share Their Top 10 Beauty Resolutions

This is a health and beauty article

As January 1st edges closer it's time to whip that willpower into shape with health and beauty resolutions. Here are the ones our readers say they plan to stick to.

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Hello gorgeous and have I got a stocking stuffer for you! This Christmas what you really need in a gift box under the tree or in your stocking hanging from the mantle is a Cardiwrap from Kymaro!

Are you traveling? You need a Cardiwrap!

Are you needing to have one core piece in your winter wardrobe? You need a Cardiwrap!

Are you needing to accessorize more? You need a Cardiwrap?

Finally, is the office you work in cold and then you need some style to go out in after work without packing a suitcase with you? You my friend, need a Cardiwrap!

There is a wee booklet with so many ideas and
instructions on how you can simply twist, tie, pin, use a hoop or layer the Cardiwrap into a myriad of looks.

I may be sounding a bit Billy Mayes here, but I think that I have stumbled on to something with the versatility of this lightweight, machine washable wardrobe staple.

Now, if you would like to win yourself a
Cardiwrap, I am giving away a silver grey toned wrap to one lucky blog subscriber!

These are a one size fits all-so no worries on letting me know what your size is.

To win: simply subscribe to the blog and comment to win: let me know how you would wear your new Cardiwrap for Christmas!

Out of all the photos I particularly like this one-on any given day I feel like Marti Feldman and in this photo, I look like him!

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Honey Do your do this Christmas season
Your Guide to Beautiful Hands

Want smooth, supple hands that will make your guy never want to let go? Thought so

Your Guide to Beautiful Hands

This is a skin care article

It's actually easy to get smooth, beautiful hands at home -- we'll show you how.

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Hello Gorgeous and Merry Christmas! I know it's not actually Christmas yet but I'm practicing!
See these lovely little samples in the picture? Those are Honey do shampoo and conditioner which are formulated with organic honey for incredible cound and sine while being loaded with botanicals like rosemary, soy and citrus extracts for a sweet orangey scent!

It's a soft lathering shampoo and a clean rinsing conditioner. The full size bottles are packaged
in honey bear bottles which would make a fun gift for the hair fashionista in your life.

The Honey do shampoo and conditioner are paraben free, sulfate/sulfite free which makes it safe for color treated hair and gentle making them perfect for all hair types to. So why not Honey do your do!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Get some eco-friendly Green Envy for your Christmas stocking
Katie Holmes' Sexy New Hairstyle

Holmes is channeling her inner sex kitten with new Victoria's Secret-inspired waves

Katie Holmes' Sexy New Hairstyle

This is a celebrity hairstyles article

Maybe we're losers, but my best friend Lynn and I live for award show nominations. We set our clocks to be sure that we'll be up (and online) in time to watch some star and starlet make or break various celebrities' day. And when we saw Katie Holmes …

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Hello gorgeous! Do you need something sweet, scrubby and wonderfully moisturizing for your whole self? Drop some hints for your stocking stuffer to be a tub of Mint Lime Sugar body scrub from GreenEnvy.

It's perfect for the eco-trendy and green beauty fashionista with it's exotic scent and luxurious feel on the skin! And that's before you rinse it off!
This scrub is great for just rubbing on the skin for exfoliation while moisturizing, or you could put a spoonful into your pedi-tub and soak your stress and cares away!

The GreenEnvy line has so many good things to choose from for your personal Christmas stocking or that of a loved one!

So go see at
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Monday, December 20, 2010

Scenterprises is the fragrance lover's dream Christmas gift!
Contest Alert! Enter the John Frieda Hair Dare Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win the $500 Grand Prize package of the hottest hair tools of the season and must-have products from the John Frieda Hair Care Experts

Contest Alert! Enter the John Frieda Hair Dare Sweepstakes

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Our holiday Hair Dare Sweepstakes will help you get the gorgeous hair you've always wanted -- just in time for the New Year.

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I know what you need under your Christmas tree! If you are a fragrance lover or know one and are looking to give the perfect Christmas gift please visit and see how to attend a perfume making workshop and create your own perfume! Scenterprises Ltd, is the exclusive USA distributor of The Perfume Studio which originated in the UK and offers 'bespoke' perfumery or custom perfume events.

I have always wanted to make my own perfume! I have a nose for it!

In the photo you can see me smelling the blotting strips and picking out a top, middle and base note.

Sue Phillips the prsident of Scenterprises is known for having created and launched TIFFANY perfume for their 150th anniversary as well as many others.

She conducts seminars and workshops all about perfume and the creation of a personal scent and the guests leave with their own signature scent decanted with a certificate of registration.

If you can't make it to a perfume seminar then The Perfume Studio offers 3 "Design Your Own Fragrance" sets where you can create your own personal perfume right at home! The sets are $75 and come in categories "Fresh", "Floral", and "Oriental". I think I'm a candidate for floral!

No matter which you choose as a gift set for yourself or your loved one I think you are going to be in for a pleasant surprise! Visit for ordering information and details on seminars near you! Merry Christmas!
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