April 03, 2016

FreeBeautyEvents.com - April Beauty Giveaway

Welcome to spring! I love spring's bright colors, pretty scents, warmer weather and of course the latest beauty giveaway from FreeBeautyEvents.com!  This month's beauty giveaway has all the beauty products you need for a prettier you.  Check out the details below.

"Our April Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from Simple Skincare, Nexxus, Revlon, Bio-Oil and more! The Contest runs from now through 4/30/2016, winners will be chosen on 5/10/2016 and notified by 5/15/2016. Go to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Beauty-Events/117088506568) and like us, then enter to win on our page. You can also enter on our website at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest "

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So, get a jump start on your "new you" spring beauty routine and check out all the contests and beauty events near you at FreeBeautyEvents.com and be sure to let me know what you think.  Till then!  B.

Updating Fashion and Style

One of the great benefits of living in the present age is that there are so many options in terms of clothing, jewelry and style that can make shopping fun and exciting. At the same time, it may be easy to become overwhelmed at the many options that are on the market today. However, keep these tips in mind when thinking about new attire and style.

Having Fun
When entering that special store to seek new clothing, do not forget to be bold. Take advantage of sales that are within a preapproved budget. Look at those shoes or that fragrance that is on the counter. Have fun by trying out multiple outfits that may look cute. In fact, a clothing adventure may be best had at a local mall or outlet mall. An individual can take an entire day to look for clothes, and there is nothing wrong with that. After all, clothes are meant to be worn each day, and it makes sense that finding the right ones will take more than just a few moments. 

Throwing Out
While purchasing new clothing can certainly be helpful as well as beneficial, do not forget to look at a wardrobe in order to see what needs to be thrown out or given away. The reality is that it is hard to throw out clothes. Clothes can inspire memories that people cherish. A pair of shoes that are falling apart may have been worn during a college graduation ceremony. A favorite blouse was worn during a memorable date. While memories and clothes are not bad, memories can prevent individuals from getting rid of articles of clothing that do not work well anymore. The same is true for jewelry and fragrances. Therefore, it may be helpful to have a non-biased friend give support and comfort when it is time to purge the closet. Perhaps making a realistic goal of getting rid of a few clothes can help inspire individuals to throw out some item that will never be worn. 

Remember that it is good to be intentional when it is time to update fashion and style. Give oneself time when looking for the right attire. Whether it is time to purchase reusable tote bags with logo or a new tank top that goes well with a favorite pair of shoes, be sure to have fun and get something great. 

March 30, 2016

Beauty Box 5 - Beauty Box 5 Review

Does your makeup lineup need a little spring cleaning?  Now is the perfect time to ditch your old, drab winter beauty routine and opt for something lighter and brighter for spring..  Beauty Box 5 has just what my spring beauty routine has been longing for: pretty perfume, brighter eyes and skin and of course the perfect mani!  Check it out below.

Spring and flowers go hand in hand.  And nothing puts me in the mood for spring like a pretty, new floral scent like the Colour Me Sky Blue Fragrance.  Notes of jasmine and a peppery freesia make this scent one that will keep you feeling feminine and pretty all day long!  If it's brighter, more youthful eyes that you are looking for then be sure to check out the Pur-Lisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum.  Banish puffiness, wrinkles and dark circles with this beauty multi-tasker.  A tiny dab is all you need to do the trick. Apply morning and night for beautiful results!

My absolute favorite new way to instantly refresh, brighten and add a pop of pretty color to my face is the MAI Couture Blush and Highlighter Papers.  Theses sheets are hands down the neatest and fastest way to add cheek color on the go "sans" a brush!  Simply swipe the highly pigmented sheets on cheeks whenever you need a quick pick me up! And finally, the Personail Custom Floral Nail Polish Wrap is my favorite way to get the perfect mani minus the long drying time.   These wraps are the easiest way to create a gorgeous, professional looking mani.  Apply the wraps, seal with a top coat and you are all set to start flaunting your digits.

So, if Beauty Box  5 is something that interests you then please check them out and let me know what you think. Till then!  B.
March 19, 2016

Understanding How Modern Laser Anti-Aging Treatments Vary

The world of anti-aging treatments today is full of options, but the most popular are the laser procedures used to reverse signs of aging. But even if you decide you want to undergo laser treatment it's still a confusing field. That's because there are so many variations in modern laser types and methods of operation.

Some laser types are old standbys that have been used to treat skin problems for years. Others are much newer, but equally as good at treating various skin issues. Let's look at some of the top types and their uses now.

Fraxel, or Fractional Photothermolysis, Laser Treatments

One of the newest types of lasers on the market today is the fractional photothermolysis laser, but you might know it better by its common name of Fraxel. In order to see how Fraxel lasers work, you need to understand that many skin problems we see as we age occur because our bodies stop producing as much collagen as they used to. Collagen is sometimes known as a cellular building block or as a binding agent that helps to hold skin cells together.

Fraxel medical lasers are quickly becoming an industry favorite because they come with very few risks, and they can treat every layer of skin by using a light that creates tiny holes straight through each layer. The small amount of damage inflicted by the laser beams can jump start the body's own mechanisms and get it to make more collagen, as well as other useful components.

Ablative Laser Treatments Are Another Option

Ablative lasers are a bit more invasive than Fraxel devices. They are actually so powerful that they have the capability to completely remove the top layer of skin, giving it a fresher appearance, at least eventually.

Unfortunately, the ablative laser treatment process is a bit more risky than a Fraxel treatment because it causes so much damage to that outer layer. If you have an ablative treatment, that will mean that you should expect immediate bleeding while you're undergoing the process. You can also plan on being vulnerable to possible infections until your skin heals, which is why you'll have to follow your technician's after care instructions very carefully. Nevertheless, it may be the better choice of the two, especially if you want to treat deep scars or wrinkles.

A Third Option is a Non-Ablative Laser Treatment

As you might have figured out by the name, a non-ablative laser doesn't do much to the outer layer of a patient's skin. Instead, it treats lower layers. The advantage is that non-ablative lasers don't leave patients vulnerable to infection. However, they also aren't as strong as other laser procedures. So, you may have to repeat the process more often, and you also aren't likely to be able to treat deeper wrinkles or scars well with that type of process.

The best way to choose your best treatment is to compare not only these three options, but also other skincare treatments. Talk them over with your dermatologist or doctor and see what they think your best choice would be as well. Then you should be able to clear up your skin in a hurry.

March 07, 2016

FreeBeautyEvents.com - March Beauty Giveaway Contest

My friends over at FreeBeautyEvents.com has a fabulous beauty basket giveaway just in time for you to get gorgeouse this spring. Check out all the details below!
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"Our March Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from KISS, ELF Cosmetics, Nexxus, Rimmel Cosmetics, Vaseline, Maybelline and more! The Contest runs from now through 3/31/2016, winners will be chosen on 4/10/2016 and notified by 4/15/2016. Go to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Beauty-Events/117088506568) and like us, then enter to win on our page. You can also enter on our website at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest"

Please let me know what you think.  Till then!  B.

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February 24, 2016

Beauty Box 5.com - February Beauty Box Review

If you are looking for a mid-winter beauty pick-me-up then you must check out BeautyBox5.com.  Each month they will send you your own little blue box of beauty happiness that will help keep you looking gorgeous.  Check out some of the items that my February Beauty Box 5 contained below.

First item up, The Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer, #ElizabethMott. If you are not using an eye shadow primer then your beauty routine is missing out big time! The Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer evens out eyelid discoloration, helps to eliminate creasing and keeps my eye shadow perfectly in place until I am ready to take it off.  Definitely a beauty must for all. Next up another favorite multitasker of mine, the Manna Kadar Beauty 3-1 Shadow, Highlighter and Blush in Fantasy,#MannaKadar.
This all in one beauty product lets me add the perfect amount of shimmer and color to my cheeks, lids and anywhere else that I want to highlight.  It glides on smooth and even and looks beautiful without being too glittery.

And finally, if you love your fruity scented bath wash then you are going to LOVE the Hemp Nation Kiwi-Mango Body Wash, #HempNation.  One sniff is all it took to get me hooked! Be aware that this fruity concoction is completely addicting.  I love the super rich lather of this bath wash as well as how much the scent takes me back to some of my most favorite days of the summer.

These are just a few of the amazing beauty products that were contained in my BeautyBox5.  Please be sure to check them out at BeautyBox5.com and let me know what you think.  Till then!  B.
February 08, 2016

FreeBeautyEvents.com- - February Beauty Giveway

Nothing beats the winter blues better than a hot beauty giveaway!  FreeBeautyEvents.com has an amazing beauty giveaway for the month of February that you must check out!  It contains all the beauty essentials you need to keep you looking gorgeous this winter.  Check out the details below.

"Our February Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from Lumene Skincare, Vaseline, Simple Skincare, Clear, Essie, Elf Cosmetics and more! The Contest runs from now through 2/29/16, winners will be chosen on 3/10/16 and notified by 3/15/16. Go to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Beauty-Events/117088506568) and like us, then enter to win on our page. You can also enter on our website at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest "

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January 13, 2016

BeautyBox5.com - January Beauty Box Review

Beauty Box 5 has kicked off the New Year with an amazing beauty box!  The focus of this month's box is hair and hands which is perfect for this time of year when hair and hands are under constant stress  Check out what items I have been using and loving this month.

To help undo the damage from flat irons, curling irons, hair dryers, coloring etc.., I like to to use the Novex Bamboo Sprout Deep Conditioning Treatment, #novex.  The rich formula deep conditioning treatment helps to fortify hair , leaving your stressed strands smooth, soft and sexy once again.  And once you have gained control over your tresses, it's time to get back to normal "hair business".  For me this involves adding volume to my limp locks and my new favorite product for the job is the Not Your Mother's HairCare Plump for Joy, #NotYourMothers.  Spray this yummy scented volumizing elixir on wet hair then blow dry and style as usual. It gives hair a boost of  body while leaving hair touchable and soft.  And once you have your hair perfectly coiffed be sure to spritz it with Salon Grafix Hair Spray, #salongraphix, to lock your style in place.  This extra hold hair spray kept my hair flawless all day long!

And now, how about a little TLC for your hands.  This time of year is especially hard on my hands so it is important that I take some time out to keep them looking beautiful..  First item that I absolutely love to help pamper my hands is the Bodipure Keratin Gloves, #keratingloves. Slip on these keratin enriched gloves to help strengthen nails and nourish skin and cuticles. Such a simple and easy way to pamper yourself and take good care of your hands.  And now that you hands look great, be sure to treat your nails to a beautiful DIY manicure.  The Nails, INC Nail Polish in Grosvenor Crescent is my favorite color of winter.  I love the deep purple color as well as the beautiful shine of this polish.  This one you MUST have in your beauty lineup!  And to add a pop of dazzle to your already fabulous mani, trying adding a Scratch Custom Accent Nail Wrap, # goscratchkit. These super easy to use nail wrap adds a pretty pattern of uniqueness to any average manicure.

So, if you want in on what Beauty Box 5 has to offer then PLEASE check them out at BeautyBox5.com . Please let me know what you think.  Till then!  B.

January 12, 2016

FreeBeautyEvents.com - January Beauty Giveaway

New year, new chance to win an amazing beauty basket loaded with of some beauty's top performers.  Who doesn't love a great beauty giveaway?  I know I do!  FreeBeautyEvents.com is currenlty running a beauty basket giveaway that will be sure to please beauty addicts alike.  Please be sure to check out the details on this giveaway below.

"Our January Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from Burt's Bees, Nexxus Salon Hair Care, CoverGirl, Milani, Elf Cosmetics and more! The Contest runs from now through 1/31/2016, winners will be chosen on 2/10/2016 and notified by 2/15/2016. Pleae go to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Beauty-Events/117088506568) and like us, then enter to win on our page. You can also enter on our website at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest"

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December 08, 2015

Beauty Box 5 - November Box Review

This month's Beauty Box 5 contained something that my skin has been craving.  Two beauty treatments to help de-puff my eyes and calm, hydrate and pamper my face.  The Altchek MD Eye Gel Pads,#altchekMD, are this simplest and easiest way de-puff my eyes and help minimize the appearance of fine lines all in a short 30 minutes.  I like to apply them while I am relaxing at the end of my day when I am watching my favorite TV shows.  And if your skin is in need of some TLC then please be certain to check out the Kaunis Facial Mask,#shopkaunis. Open the packet, apply to face, sit back, relax and let the powers of this facial mask work its magic! My skin felt soft and hydrated and I love that spa like glow that it gave my skin. Ohhh, and I wanted to mention that both of these products are the perfect pre-holiday party pick me up for your face!

As it would happen, I just about to start my search for a new cheek color to help warm my complexion for the fall when i discovered a gorgeous new cheek color from The All Natural Face, #theall naturalface, in my BeautyBox5.  Their vegan matte Cream Cheek and Lip Color in Dusky Rose was just what my complexion needed.  The color is beautiful and I love the soft creamy texture plus I love how pretty the color looks on my lips as well as my cheeks.  Don't you just love multi-taking beauty products!

Not in the "mood" to pick out a flattering color for your lips?  Well let MOODmatcher and mother nature decide what's your unique and most flattering lip color. The MOODmatcher Luxe Twist Stick "reacts with your lips to create a custom one-of-a-kind hue." The color was beautiful and my lips were super soft all day long. The final item in my BeautyBox5 was the LA Fresh good day, day moisturizer,#lafresh. This moisturizer is just what thirsty tired skin needs.  All day hydration that will perk up any skin.  Goes on smooth and doesn't leave skin greasy.

Please be sure to check out all that BeautyBox5.com has to offer you and let me know what you think. Till then! B. Please review the disclosure and disclaimer section regarding sponsored posts

December 07, 2015

FreeBeautyEvents.com - December Beauty Giveaway

What better way is there to start the New Year off with than a beautiful basket containing all the beauty essentials you need for a prettier you! Check out the latest beauty giveaway from FreeBeautyEvents.com below.

"The December Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from Dove, Rimmel, Burt's Bees, KISS, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel and more! The Contest runs from now through 12/31/15, winners will be chosen on 1/10/2015 and notified by 1/15/2015. Please go to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Beauty-Events/117088506568) and like us, then enter to win on our page. You can also enter on our website at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest "
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Please let me know what you think of this beauty giveaway.  Till then!  B. Also, please review the disclosure and disclaimer section regarding product reviews.
November 10, 2015

Things to Consider When Buying Jewelry

Buying jewelry for someone you love is always a very special thing. There is just something much more personal about jewelry than other gifts. This is one of the reasons why it should be reserved for special occasions. Are you thinking about buying the special person in your life a piece of beautiful jewelry? If this is the case, you have some big decisions ahead. There is a practically endless amount of items to choose from. Do you want to buy a necklace, bracelet, earrings or a ring? What metal do you want it to be made out of? Here are some of the biggest things to consider when buying jewelry.

1. What company made it?

Not all jewelry is created the same. This is why some jewelry manufactures have much better reputations than others. There is a very good reason why certain companies have been around for well over 100 years. Buying a piece of jewelry from one of these distinguished companies will cost you a bit more money up front. However, the happiness of your loved one is worth paying a little extra cash for. After all, you do not want this piece of jewelry to fall apart after only a couple of years. You want it to last a lifetime.

2. What precious metal will you choose?

Gold, silver and platinum are the three most common choices. There are also other metals you can choose from that are less expensive. You need to have some idea about the likes and dislikes of the person your are buying the jewelry for in order to make an intelligent decision. However, this should not be a problem because you would not be buying jewelry for this person if you did not know him or her very well. If you would like to browse a nice assortment of southwestern silver jewelry, you might want to stop by http://silver-legends.com/.

3. How much do you want to spend?

Buying jewelry for someone you love can be a fun and exciting experience. However, it is important that you do not get carried away. Keep your budget in mind as you are doing your shopping. Try to buy your item from a place that offers financing options. You want to avoid paying the full price of the item up front if you can avoid doing it. You should also verify the store's return policy.

November 04, 2015

FreeBeautyEvents.com - November Beauty Giveaway

If you love your beauty events and contests, and I know you do, then you need to check out FreeBeautyEvents.com November giveaway!  This amazing giveaway contains a bounty of beauty items necessary for a prettier you!  Check out the details below on how you can enter for a chance to win this basket for yourself.

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Details on our November Beauty Basket Giveaway:
Our November Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from Vaseline, KISS, Essie, Nexxus, Simple Skincare, Milani Cosmetics and more! The Contest runs from now through 11/30/15, winners will be chosen on 12/5/2015 and notified by 12/15/2015. Go to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Beauty-Events/117088506568) and like us, then enter to win on our page. You can also enter on our website at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest

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October 27, 2015

BeautyBox5.com - October BeautyBox Review

Beauty Box 5 has once again wowed me with their beauty picks for this month. All the items in my box are part of their "pink" theme for breast cancer awareness month.  Check out what this month's box contained.

First item up,  The Happy Hands HappyFace Makeup Cleansing Cloth, #wipethatfaceoff.  This machine-washable cloth is as amazing as it has been reported to be.  Simply add water to the cloth and wipe away all makeup including stubborn long wear makeup.  I love it because it is so soft and gentle on my skin.  No excessive rubbing or skin irritation involved! And since I mentioned "soft", check out my new favorite ultra-soft Kabuki Brush.  The Ferro Cosmetics Pink Rhinestone Kabuki Brush, #ferrocosmetics, is the PERFECT brush for applying blushes, bronzers and powders flawlessly. Not to mention the super cute rhinestone design makes this brush hard to resist! 

Nothing is more irresistible than a pretty pink pout and the Styli-Style Perfect Pout Long Lasting Balm Stick, #stylistyle, is the balm bomb! If you want lips that are super smooth, soft and sexy with a pretty pop of color you need to have this lip balm in your makeup bag.  I love how this balm glides on, doesn't flake and the color lasts and lasts. Now from lips to fingertips, pink is always a great choice when it comes to a mani. Nubar has created a custom soft pink shade called "Pinktober" to celebrate the month of October.  This super cute pink adds the perfect finishing touch to your fingertips. Beautiful color, dries in a snap, what's no to love?  And finally, Knotty Hair Ties, #shopknotty, are the best way to create the perfect ponytail without breakage and snags. Their cute design looks great in your hair or on your wrist.

Please check out all that BeautyBox5.com has to offer and let me know what you think.  Till then! B. Also, please review the disclosure and disclaimer section regarding product reviews.  
October 15, 2015

FreeBeautyEvents.com - October Beauty Giveaway

If you love beauty giveaways as much as I do then you are going to want to check this out! FreeBeautyEvents.com has an amazing beauty giveaway this month that contains all the hottest beauty items for a prettier you. Check out the details on how to enter for a chance to win this for yourself!

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Our October Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from Simple Skincare, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, Revlon, ELF Cosmetics, KISS, SheaMoisture and more! The Contest runs from now through 10/31/15, winners will be chosen on 11/5/2015 and notified by 11/15/2015. Go to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Beauty-Events/117088506568) and like us, then enter to win on our page. You can also enter on our website at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest 

Please be sure to review the disclosure and disclaimer section regarding sponsored reviews.