Monday, February 28, 2011

New how to video: Ozzy Osborne inspiried guy makeup for heavy metal bands
9 Ways to Make Your Beauty Life Easier

Follow these tips and your beauty regimen will be one less thing to worry about

9 Ways to Make Your Beauty Life Easier

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It's for you crazy-busy women that we consulted beauty experts to get the latest innovations and clever tricks that are guaranteed to leave you looking put-together without having to clock major time parked in front of the vanity. So, if you can spare a few minutes to get a couple of pointers, let's begin …

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Enjoy this short and simple how to video to help the heavy metal musician in you get ready for a cover shoot or live show. Special thanks to my model Jordan!

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Start your week with a free L'Athene product!
Dramatic Curly Hair Makeover

See how we transformed one real woman's unruly, two-toned curls into sleek, bouncy ones

Dramatic Curly Hair Makeover

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Total Beauty reader Rachael's obvious roots and frizzy curls were due for a major overhaul, which is why we called on our makeover team at the Warren Tricomi Salon to give her sleek curls and a natural, low-maintenance makeup look that packs a subtly sexy punch.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

New how to video: Murad Reformation School-Complete Reform Serum
My Vote for Prettiest Hairstyle at NYFW: This Modern Twist

See how to get this perfectly feminine yet hip style step-by-step

My Vote for Prettiest Hairstyle at NYFW: This Modern Twist

This is a hairstyles article

At the Jonathan Simkhai show, Shu Uemura Art of Hair's lead stylist Conrad Dornan created this "hip downtown girl meets Frida Kahlo" (as he called it) look and I just loved it. Lucky for you (and me) I was backstage and got these shots of the stylists in action creating the look. Here's the how-to if you want to try it at home ...

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Friday, February 25, 2011

WEAR BLUE ON FRIDAYS! Remember this simple gesture to honor our soldiers
What Your Guy Actually Notices About Your Looks

Does he notice the extra minutes you spend exfoliating and pushing back your cuticles or is your time better spent catching up on "Jersey Shore"? Find out …

What Your Guy Actually Notices About Your Looks

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When it comes to beauty, what's worth spending precious time on in preparation for a big date and what isn't? We asked Editor-in-Chief of to find out what a dude really notices.

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Hello gorgeous, please read, implement with blue and pass on. Thank you!

Photo courtesy of Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News
When 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno Airport, Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the flag over his casket as passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac. During the arrival of another Marine's casket last year at Denver International Airport, Major Steve Beck described the scene as so powerful:
'See the people in the windows? They sat right there in the plane, watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what's going through their minds, knowing that they're on the plane that brought him home,' he said 'They will remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They're going to remember bringing that Marine home.
And they should've.
photo courtesy of Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News
The night before the burial of her husband's body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of 'Cat,' and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept. 'I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it,' she said. 'I think that's what he would have wanted'

Blue Fridays.
Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing blue every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the 'silent majority' We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers we are not organized, boisterous or overbearing. Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -- and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar, will wear something blue. By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of blue much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family, it will not be long before the USA is covered in BLUE and it will let our troops know the once 'silent' majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on. The first thing a soldier says when asked 'What can we do to make things better for you?' is. 'We need your support and your prayers.' Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example, and wear something blue every Friday.
*note from me, Cherelynn-I think this story and simple request is really really beautiful and I will be in my BLUE today! How about you?
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Shoe coupon for you!
8 Heart Healthy Foods with Beauty Benefits

See how these foods affect your beauty from the inside out

8 Heart Healthy Foods with Beauty Benefits

This is a health and beauty article

To get the full scoop on precisely which beauty bonuses we can expect from eating the top 8 heart healthy foods (February is heart health month, FYI), we talked to three experts in the field. Find out what they had to say …

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Hello gorgeous! Quick note to pass some savings on to you! Funny, Payless used to be a place to get a good cheap pair of shoes if you needed some to match an outfit or for a last minute event. Now, they shoes all seem to be $45. So, you are going to need this coupon or wait for a sale at Nordstroms. Enjoy!
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Harmonic shampoo/conditioner & de-stress roller for pressure points
Do You Remember When These Celebrities Dated?

Take a walk with us down Hollywood's memory lane and see which A-listers were once paired up -- and which natural beauty features are their "type"

Do You Remember When These Celebrities Dated?

This is a natural beauty article

Being a celebrity is a lot like being in the "it crowd" in high school -- these people seriously only go out with each other. Take a gander at these former flames and you'll realize how closely knit that inner sanctum or celebrity "couples' circle" really is. So, what do you say? Are you up for a quick round of a little game we like to call, What's Their Type?

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Hello gorgeous!

While away on a holiday weekend I took my samples of Harmonic shampoo, conditioner and the De-stress roller ball aromatherapy treatment made by Intelligent Nutrients.

Oh these were so good and so useful! The shampoo is hydrating, safe for color and pairs well with the conditioner. There are no silicones, PEG, sulfates or yucky stuff in these products.

The aromatherapy is very relaxing and the De-stress treatment after is excellent for travel. If you are a bride-you need this! If you are on holiday in a blizzard, you need this! When using the shampoo and conditioner I got a good lather, my hair felt clean, and conditioner left my hair smooth, shiny and healthy looking.

The best part is the De-stress treatment: it's a large glass vial of aromatherapy treatment to use as a tool for pressure points on your scalp or ears or wherever! It's made of organic oils When sitting on the freeway snowed in by a blizzard - it was great to have the De-stress treatment close by to apply on my scalp pressure points. Plus-it made the car smell better! Try some and learn more by visiting:

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Maybelline Colossal waterproof mascara-good-maybe too good?
New Products Alert: Anti-Aging Goods

Short of building your own time machine, these anti-aging technologies are the newest innovations in fighting those stubborn lines

New Products Alert: Anti-Aging Goods

This is a anti-aging skin care article

When meeting a certain age (which shall remain numberless), time becomes the enemy. But, that doesn't mean you can't fight back. To help you in your war, we're here to share the latest anti-aging innovations.

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Hello gorgeous!

Look closely into the powder filled land and play "I spy with my little eye" for the yellow tube of mascara.

That yellow tube is Maybelline Colossal mascara in waterproof formula.

Why is it in the snow you ask? Because I just

got back from snowboarding in what was the closest thing to a blizzard that northern Arizona has seen! On Saturday morning I put on my 'snowboarding' makeup and thought that now is a good time to test a waterproof mascara because I'm going to need one for the Ironman in Kona this June.
Wow am I ever impressed. It goes on smooth, dries feathery not clumpy and looks natural. I rode for 6 hours in blizzard like conditions, cried once, and was fairly sweaty. After all of that, at the end of the night when taking off my makeup this mascara looked fresh.
Now here is the challenge-after using my makeup remover, Maybelline Colossal in waterproof was still on. I washed my face using bar soap and a washcloth, and it's still on. In the morning, I use the cotton pad and remover again-still on. When I got home after a very stressful drive through the blizzard home I washed my face again-and Maybelline Colossal in waterproof was still on! I used the Beauty Fixation eye makeup remover swab to rub each lash and guess what? Maybelline Colossal in waterproof was still on as I went to bed.
It's been four days and when I awoke in the morning-remnants of Maybelline Colossal in waterproof is still on my lashes.
So, does it work? Yes. Maybe a bit too good! Am I wearing this to the Ironman in Kona-you betcha!

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Alicia Silverstone & ECOTools for natural beauty
I Finally Found a Fix for My Puffy Eyes

I have a confession to make... I am a bona fide, hardcore sodium addict, and as result, I have some serious swelling issues

I Finally Found a Fix for My Puffy Eyes

This is a puffy eyes article

Thankfully I found three things that really help to banish the bags without breaking my piggy bank. They are ...

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Hello Gorgeous! I hope you are enjoying February-the month of love!
So while we focus on taking great care of our selves and self love, why not also add some Earth love to the mix?
Alicia Silverstone the actress and author has come out with a line of green beauty, Earth friendly, cruelty free makeup brushes and a hemp based makeup bag. It's a great way to continue 2011 in keeping yourself looking good and respecting the environment at the same time.

The brushes are super soft! No shedding! And I love love love the "skunk" brush for stippling on foundation and my favorite powder. In my experience, the brushes are dense and blend well with the contoured shapes. If you are buying for your self, I know you will be happy and if you are giving the Eco Tools brush set as a gift, trust me-they will be happy too!
Enjoy and go get some Eco Tools! Online at and in natural food stores near you!
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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Burt Bee's new tinted lip balm-just what natural makeup should look like
Nicole Kidman's Stick Straight Hair vs. a Voluminous Blowout -- Which Do You Prefer?

The A-list actress traded in her usual straight hair for some voluminous waves. Do you like it?

Nicole Kidman's Stick Straight Hair vs. a Voluminous Blowout -- Which Do You Prefer?

This is a celebrity hairstyles article

New mommy Nicole was sporting a trendy "voluminous blow out" -- meaning that her hair was lifted at the roots and locked into place. Prefer it over her sleeker look at last year's "Nine" premiere?

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Well hello gorgeous!

I continue the snowboard trip saga here in snowy, yes, snowy Flagstaff. Ok, now there seems to be a bit too much snow. Cie la vie says me!

I will post photos soon-because I am testing

several products here in the high altitude such as the Maybelline waterproof mascara-to see how it holds up under snowboarding. Also, the rice oil face cleanser-lets see how it does with sun/wind/snow chapped skin! And, these new tinted lip balms from Burts Bees.

They are bigger than the old version and so far, wear superior to the old version. If you tried those you know what I am talking about-the product would slide on your slips and then form big sticky protusions that could only be brushed off with a tooth brush.

This Burts Bees tinted lip balm is more like a colored conditioner. The color is very very light. In fact, in the photo I am wearing the deep red tone and it doesn't look much different than my natural lip color. I tested two tones: the Red Dahlia and Honeysuckle. Both feel great, but neither leave a lasting tint to the lip. So, as for a gal who likes a bold color-it doesn't give that. But, if you are a gal who prefers a very natural look, this is the product for you. It has spf, feels good on the lips and adds moisture. You can get them at any mass retailer or natural food store and they are just $5.99. Enjoy!
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lancome-thick rich creamy and lovely!
Your Skin Care Personality

See what essential products your skin care regimen is lacking

Your Skin Care Personality

This is a skin care article

How does your skin care routine stack up? And, what does it say about your personality? Answer these nine questions to find out.

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Well hello gorgeous! Today I write to you from the beginning of the holiday weekend in Flagstaff Arizona! My family is here for a snowboarding weekend and guess what-as of right now, there is no snow. So please join with me in prayer as I pray in snow!

Also, you can see in the photo that I am applying my eyecream. Or is it thick rich face creme? Ok, I admit-I get a lovely assortment of products to try daily. This little tub of Lancome arrived and I began using it. It came with no instructions or note from the company-just a lovely little tub of thick cream on the bottom with a twist top that opens up into a light emulsion that resembles a concealer. So I"m not sure if it's eye cream with concealer or face cream with foundation. Doesn't matter because either way I love it!
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Friday, February 18, 2011

Last day to win the GOODY Retro hair accessory bundle!
The Best At-Home Hair Color Products

Get great hair color with these reader-approved favorites

The Best At-Home Hair Color Products

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These winning boxes boast colors that are brilliant, true, long lasting, capable of fully covering grays, and best of all -- they leave hair shiny and soft to the touch. Truly a new generation of at-home hair color products …

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"I ditched the protective mask this time and breathed a sigh of relief with the surprisingly non-asthma-attack-inducing scent of an amazing hair color product."

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Readers claim, "I couldn't live without this product for the coverage in between colorings."

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"I have very dark hair and it is hard to lighten it up, but this baby does the job! It's easy to use and apply, lightens right where you put it and stays neat until you wash it out. Voila!"

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spring Break is coming-have your BeachBody on?
Pretty New Blushes for Spring

These fresh-off-the-beauty-press colors will awaken winter cheeks and give you a lovely spring glow

Pretty New Blushes for Spring

This is a face makeup article

The easiest way to polish up your look and get an instant glow is by adding a dash of blush and, just in the nick of time, a wide array of hot new pinks, peaches, shimmery oranges, and deep plums are ready and waiting to do the job.

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Ladies! Listen up! Spring Break will be here in the blink of an eye! Summer comes running in on the heels of Spring Break! So, take a moment and read then heed the advice of AnnMarie and her fitness journey. She's just like you and me-and has achieved peace and stability in weight loss and looking great while feeling great!
After reading, remember to visit her website to sign up! Why? Because when would NOW be a good time to take care of you?

BEFORE BeachBody lifestyle workouts and.... AFTER!

I am an Independent Beachbody Coach. If you’re looking for someone to help you on your fitness and/or weight loss journey, I can coach you for FREE. If you’d like to help change lives by becoming an Independent Beachbody coach, click here for more information.

Don’t sign up yet, contact me first, so we can see if this opportunity is right for you!

If you would like me to coach you for FREE it’s easy, just click here to sign up! I would love to connect, help support, and be there for you.

Here are my “before” and current pics. My weight was at 177 pounds and I was wearing size 16 when I began in Feb 2010. Why would I post these pictures that I didn’t even want my husband to see? Because I want to connect with you.

I want you to see that I know what it is like to be out of shape. I know what it’s like to find nothing in my closet that fits or looks good on me. I know what it is like to feel hopeless. I know what it is like to say every night “tomorrow I will eat healthy and workout” only to find myself going around the mountain yet again doing the exact same thing- eating for emotional reasons and feeling too tired to workout. Crying when no one was around because I was so desperate for help.

So far I’ve lost 37 pounds and 38 inches. I currently weigh 140 and wear a size 8. I am still on my fitness journey. I began exercising with The Brazil Butt Lift Workout. I am not at my goal yet. I am now beginning P90X which I am crazy excited about! What I love about Beachbody is the support they offer keeps me on track with my fitness goals. Having someone there to help you through the hard times makes all the difference. That’s what the Beachbody coaching oportunity is about. You don’t have to be a fitness expert, you just need a heart to help people! I am so thankful to God for answering my prayers and giving me strength and direction to finally stop the horrible cycle of eating for the wrong reasons and finally being consistent on getting the exercise that I need. I’m not perfect but even the small steps add up.

My heart is to reach out to others just like you, many of us are so busy we neglect our selves. This is why I became a Beachbody coach. I can now offer hope and support to others, just like you, so YOU will be successful. I can help you get in the best shape of your life. You can wake up with a smile on your face knowing it is going to be another great day regardless of your situation and circumstances. You can finally feel alive again living each day with purpose and excitement. Being a Beachbody coach is amazing because you don’t have to be a fitness expert you just have to have a heart to reach out and help people. You don’t have to be in shape either, you just need to be on the path. Being a coach is so rewarding. You get to encourage others while they get in shape and you make money at the same time. It’s an amazing opportunity.

I am customer of Beachbody, but I also make money as an Authorized Distributer. I automatically become your coach when you make a purchase from my website. I also make a commission when you purchase from me, which is the way BeachBody helps compensate me for the time I spend coaching customers like yourself. So please be sure to order from me. Thank you so much in advance for your consideration.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jumping Pics Will Save the World!: Mad Skillz

Jumping Pics Will Save the World!: Mad Skillz: "There's something about kids in jumping pics that puts a smile on my face. Maybe it's because almost all of them have been in my life as stu..."

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Dirty? Clean it up with Spongeables self soaping sponges
Our Editors' Favorite Lipsticks

See which lip products we can't live without

Our Editors' Favorite Lipsticks

This is a lip makeup article

We understand how important it is to wear the right lipstick (shade, texture, formula), and how hard finding that perfect product can be. To make it easier, we've tested the newest lip offerings on the market and are happy to present you with the crème de la crème.

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Hey there gorgeous! Take a looksy in the photos, I'm holding a soap ladened sponge that has a super cellulite scrubber on one side and gentle exfoliation on the other. Plus it is full of moisturizing soap!

There are several formulations and body specific sponges from Spongeables:

For Men

For Children

For Feet

For Cellulite
Basically...for any dirty part you've got Spongeables has a self soaping sponge to go for it. I used it and got good lather though it did take some serious squeezing to get it going. Could be my small hand that had trouble squeezing it or it could be the massive amount of soap suds inside!

The Spongeables package says that it is good for 20 showers. Okay, I'm one down and 19 to go...I will let you know how it goes. Now, the good people at Spongeables have sent 2 of every flavor and I'm not the why not subscribe to the blog feed and comment and I'll get one out to you toot sweet! Please, only mailing addresses in the continental United States. Thanks and goodluck!
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