July 26, 2014

FreeBeautyEvents.com - Beauty Events For August

If you are looking for great beauty giveaways and events please check out FreeBeautyEvents.com.

Check out the TRESemme SaturDate with Beauty on 8/23 for a free Music Award Style Tip Card and a coupon for TRESemme products. Information about free beauty events is available on the FreeBeautyEvents.com website where spas and retailers can promote their events. Anyone who would like their site visitors to know about their beauty event can make a posting for free on our site at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/submit. To find out if an event will be near you, just enter your zip code in the upper right hand corner of our home page.

On the FreeBeautyEvents.com site you can enter your zip code to find out what makeover, gift with purchase, spa open houses and sampling events are happening near your home. Readers can also follow us on FacebookGoogle+PinterestTumblr, and Twitter.   In addition to listing in-store makeovers, Freebeautyevents.com also features a blog on product reviews (http://www.freebeautyevents.com/beauty-blog) and a quarterly contesthttp://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest. We also do contests with smaller prizes on our blog. 

Here’s the info for the FreeBeautyEvents.com latest contest of the quarter.  For their latest contest, we will be giving away 5 prizes. Each prize will consist of Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain-Romantic, Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm-Vivacious. Revlon Age Defying Wrinkle Remedy Line Filler, and  Simple Facial Wipes, Cleansing. The Contest runs from 7/1/2014 to 9/30/2014, winners will be chosen on 10/1/2014 and notified by 10/15/2014. To enter, all people have to do is go tohttp://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest and supply their name, email (only used to contact winners), and zip.

This is a 3rd party contest and is not affiliated with BritneysBeautyBlog.com.  As such BritneysBeautyBlog.com takes no responsibility for this contest.  Please review the disclosures and disclaimers section of this site.
July 25, 2014

Giving the Body What it Needs

It is important that you body gets the nutrients that it needs to help you stay in good physical and mental condition. When you don't get enough Vitamin C, it could cause skin issues, and if you don't get enough iron, it could cause issues with your blood and its ability to be carried throughout your body. 

The goods news is that there are many ways in which the body can receive the nutrients that it needs. You can eat certain foods that are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, lay out in the sun to get an extra dose of Vitamin C or take tablets or other supplements to complement what your body already produces.

If you are going to take a supplement, it may be a good idea to consult with a doctor to ensure that you are not taking too much of the supplement. While too little of a certain element is not a good thing, too much of an element could also cause health issues.

Your doctor will be able to tell you how to take calcium and vitamin d supplements or any other type of supplement properly. Those who don't think that their supplements are working as they should talk to their doctor immediately to check for any underlying conditions that may be inhibiting the body from absorbing certain nutrients. 

July 24, 2014

Beauty Box 5 - July Beauty Box Review

Beauty Box 5 July Beauty Box review. This month's beauty swag included a sweet treat for your lips, an amazing hair treatment that helps put the umph back into your hair, a mascara that you will leave you breathless, a lip liner that will help you finally achieve "pout perfection" and finally a face and body scrub that will leave your skin oh so sexy and smooth. You can also shop these products and much more at beautybox5shop.com!

Since I fall into the category of the "mascara obsessed", then I want to start with the Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara, #revlon#flashyourlash.  This deep black lacquer mascara delivers serious lift, drama and volume to even the most wimpiest of fringes.  It goes on silky smooth and leaves lashes clump-free and sexy! Oh and did I mention that this mascara also won't smudge or flake?  Amazing, I know! And since we are talking about sexy, nothing is sexier than a full pout.  And for those of you who long for a sexier smacker then you will love the Starlooks Lip Liner, #starlooks.  This creamy matte lip liner defines lips without feathering and leaves lips soft and smooth. You can use it to line your lips and fill in with your favorite lipstick or use the liner to fill in lips like I do. Either way you will be left with lips that beg to be kissed.   Next I want to talk about my new BF, the Body Drench Candy Licious Lips, #bodydrench, lip balm. My lips are especially dry during the summer this is why I always have a tube of lip balm with me at all times. The Candy Licious Lips candy flavored lip balm is infused with lip nourishing and soothing beeswax, coconut oil and Vitamin E to help keep your smacker soft and smooth.  But be beware of the addictive taste of these lip balms, they will leave you craving more!

If you are like me then you understand the importance of treating your skin well. For me nothing makes me and my skin feel better than a nourishing scrub.  The Anna Naturals Glowing Mama Walnut Face & Body Scrub is an all-natural, vegan scrub that is loaded with good stuff like moisturizing botanicals but is minus harsh chemicals, parabens and artificial fragrances.  This scrub gently but effectively exfoliated my skin  leaving is soft, smooth and glowing. No wonder it is a fave among all-natural fans and expecting mamas. And finally,  it you hair has suffered at the hands of sun, salt water, styling products and hot styling devices then your hair may be in need of some TLC.  Well help is here and it comes from the  Hask Argan Oil Intense Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment,#haskhair.  This deep conditioning 10 minute hair mask helps restore hair to the original sexy mane that it used to be.  It smells great and the results last up to 2 weeks.

Please be sure to check out these products as well as the AMAZING subscriptions to Beauty Box 5 where you can get all these products delivered right to your door every month.  Check them out at beautybox5.com.

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Kristen Bell Top Beauty Secrets

Kristen Bell Top Beauty Secrets. If you're like me, you read the label of every beauty product you buy. After all, what you put on your skin ultimately makes its way into your body. But interpreting the ingredients list on a beauty product is a little bit like trying to read a brand-new foreign language made up of 25-letter words. To give you a hand in the beauty product aisle, I'll tell you the ingredients I look for in my skin-care products. From Total Beauty.com
Little tweaks and tips for living a more natural, beautiful life
Mind. Body. Natural Beauty.
This is a TotalBeauty.com Health & Beauty article
Our new series with guest editor Kristen Bell has everything you need to live a natural, healthy life -- from delicious, body-nourishing recipes to figuring out how to fit in that essential "you" time. Plus, we've got the scoop on the all-natural, good-for-you beauty products that actually work. Get ready to be inspired.

Top Hair Treatments For Sexy Hair

Top hair treatments for sexy hair. Every once in awhile it's necessary to indulge in a li'l treat, whether it's the chocolate-encrusted doughnut you cut out of your diet months ago or a luxurious day at the spa. Yet when we indulge, we often forget about our poor hair, which we subject to heat styling, chemical-laden products and dyeing more often than not. 

There are a million different ways we can damage our hair, whether it's from a weekly swim or just being out in the sun unprotected. So what's hair's version of a chocolate-encrusted doughnut topped with sprinkles? A regular dose of one of these intensive treatments that are guaranteed to leave you with healthy hair. We have an array of hair needs, from taming frizz to volumizing thin hair, and have tried nearly every product under the sun to get hair soft and shiny. With so many different treatments out there, it's hard to tell which ones really work and are worth the money. That's where our readers come in. From Total Beauy.com
See which treatments revived reviewers' damaged, dry hair
18 Best Hair Treatments for Healthy Hair
This is a TotalBeauty.com Hair Care article
Sometimes, you need to give your hair a little TLC. Especially in the summer, when heat, sun and chlorine exposure can leave your hair damaged and looking a little rough. Reviewers swear by these hair treatments to reverse their summer-fried hair.
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 9.0
"It makes my hair silky, soft ... conditioned but without any oil[y] feel," writes one reviewer.
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 9.3
This treatment "does an amazing job moisturizing ... without build up," says one reviewer.
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 9.3
"Using a little bit eliminated any need to put in leave-in [conditioner] after my shower," says one reviewer.
June 28, 2014

12 Best Sunscreens Rated by TotalBeauty.com Reviewers

See the products reviewers swear by to protect their skin from the sun's rays
12 Best Sunscreens -- and the 4 Worst
This is a TotalBeauty.com Body article
Now that the weather has warmed up, it's time to start spending more time outside. Which means you need to be extra diligent about your sun protection, to help prevent skin damage and sunburns. But since sometimes sunscreen can be a goopy mess, we rounded up our reviewers' top-rated sunscreens to help make this skin care must-do seem like less of a chore.
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.9
Readers love that it doesn't feel "goopy, greasy [or] thick."
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 9.0
Readers love this convenient drugstore buy for its easy application, quick-drying formula, light texture and unbeatable price.
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 9
"It protects my skin from the sun and is not too heavy," reports one reviewer.
June 16, 2014

Beauty Box 5 - June Beauty Box Review

Beauty Box 5 has once again completely blown me away with their fun selection of the hottest, must-have beauty products for this summer.  Ohhh, and did I mention that these beauty treasures are always automatically delivered right to my front door in their signature blue box every month?  Good stuff, I know! This month's Beauty Box 5 contained a lot of little somethings to have me feeling beautiful this summer.  First item, The Organix Coconut Water Shampoo and Conditioner, #ogx.  This shampoo and conditioner duo helps to quench thirsty hair by infusing hair with healthy electrolytes and refreshing coconut oil to give your locks a heaping boost of silky shine and hydration. Bonus, it smells amazing!!  

Next up, my new favorite in skin care,  the Eslor Introductory Collection Calming Kit, #eslor.  If your skin is in need of some TLC due to stress then this is the skin care line for you.  This line includes the Eslor Soothing Refiner and Cleanser, Replenishing Scrub, Comforting Mask and Soothing Cream. All these skin care "super stars" work hard at renewing, replenishing fatigued skin.  Truly an indulgent experience for your skin. And since we are talking about indulgent treatments, the Vita Bath (love their products!) Bath Wash, # vitabath, is an amazing treat for your body as well as your senses! If you are someone who is as obsessed with yummy smelling body washes as I am then you are going to fall head over heels for the intoxicating scent of the Vita Bath Wild Red Cherry Body Wash.  It smells amazing, leaves skin soft and supple and the rich luxurious lather of this body wash is the icing on the cake! 

If it's a flirty fringe that you crave but your sensitive eyes always leave you in tears when it comes to mascara then you must check out this lash essential from Glam Mascara, #glamnatural. The vegan formula of this mascara helps deliver sexy, long, and lifted lashes. It is also gluten-free, paraben-free and is hypoallergenic. So go ahead and start flaunting your new found fringe!  And finally, the final product in my Beauty Box 5 is the Nicka K New York Nail Color, #nickaknewyork.  If you demand a lot from your nail color, like one that can withstand the stress that we put our manis through on a daily basis then you will love the long-wear, chip resistant coverage of the Nicka K New York Nail Color. It goes on smooth and even and finishes with a beautiful glossy sheen.

So, if you would like to experience all that Beauty Box 5 has to offer then please check them out at beautybox5.com.  Till then! B. Please review the disclosure and disclaimer section regarding product reviews
June 04, 2014

Pixi Correction Concentrate - Does It Really Work?

Pixi Correction Concentrate "My secret to looking like I’ve had a restful night’s sleep! This dense corrective concealer blends seamlessly into the skin while instantly erasing stubborn darkness." - Petra
We asked TotalBeauty.com reviewers to put this one-shade-fits-all concealer to the test
Pixi Correction Concentrate: Does One Concealer Fit All?
This is a TotalBeauty.com Makeup article
Choosing the right under-eye concealer is a daunting task. Too heavy and you risk drawing more attention to the area, and forget about covering them with a light powder. But the apricot-hued Pixi Correction Concentrate was formulated to counteract dark circles on all skin tones -- does it live up to it's claims? We sent the product to TotalBeauty.com reviewers to get the scoop.
June 02, 2014

9 Sneaky Places Skin Cancer Hides

I should have known my trip to the dermatologist wasn't going to end well when I walked in and saw the derm's diploma was hanging lopsided on the wall. It should have been my cue that this man was not precise -- something you desperately need when it comes to checking for signs of skin cancer. After a handful of malignant moles and one basal cell carcinoma later, I am vigilant about coming in for bi-annual skin cancer checks. So when I found an unusual mole on my derriere (self checks are important too!), I knew I had to skip the embarrassment and get it checked out.

 The doctor gave me the standard once-over of my arms and legs, then announced everything looked okay. Um, and what about the rest of my body? When I asked about the mole on my rear, the doctor was visibly uncomfortable. "How do you want to do this?" he asked. I should've walked out right then, but after a very uncomfortable exam -- after which he just passed me off to my gynecologist -- I ditched the doctor and found someone a little more professional to remove the mole.I'm happy to report the mole was benign, but it got me thinking. What other awkward, weird or overlooked places can skin cancer hide out? So I spoke with Dr. Ariel Ostad, a top New York City dermatologist in micrographic surgery for skin cancer removal. His most important advice? "If your dermatologist doesn't check these areas, speak up or consider seeing someone else." From Total Beauty.com
Make sure your derm is checking these spots during your visit
9 Sneaky Places Skin Cancer Hides
This is a TotalBeauty.com Health & Beauty article
Skin cancer can hide in some awkward or weird places -- but don't let your embarrassment allow skin cancer to be overlooked. Your dermatologist should always check these nine places (yes, including your bum and even between your toes). If they aren't, it's time to get a new doctor.
May 30, 2014

Makeup Makes the Character

The makeup that a clown wears can be the difference between something that scares you for years or a child-friendly character that everyone can love. This is because the use of lines, shapes and colors can influence how we perceive a person in a movie or a character in a book.

Generally, straight lines are used to depict uniformity and establish clear boundaries between one part of a picture and another. Wavy and curly lines may be used to symbolize chaos and help the reader or the viewer to perceive the situation within the picture or in a scene to be filled with drama or tension.

Dark colors are typically used to show a darker and grittier scene. If a clown is wearing dark colors, it may be because whoever created that character wants to create a more sinister clown similar to the character of the Joker. By using lighter colors, the character is more inviting and is perceived to be friendlier.

Anyone who is looking to create the perfect character for a given scene may wish to use a professional makeup artist Mississauga to do the work. When the makeup is done just right, it gives more credibility to a character and enables the audience to perceive that character more as a villain to be afraid of or a good guy to cheer for.

May 22, 2014

Beauty Giveaways & Sweepstakes - Best Of The Web Beauty Giveaways

Beauty Giveaway roundup from around the web.  I am always in search of interesting Giveaways especially as it pertains to Beauty related products.  As such, these are some Giveaways that were really interesting to me in my daily search for cool stuff.  Disclosures/Disclaimers:  The Giveaways mentioned in this post are not affiliated with BritneyBeautyBlog.com or any of its subsidiaries.  Also, the Giveaways mentioned in this post are from 3rd parties not associated with BritneysBeautyBlog.com and as such BritneysBeautyBlog.com has no responsibilties for any such representations included herein.

Fly Away To NYC For A Make Up Makeover And Meet Marc Jacobs! Contest from Contest. Bee.com

Enter the Meet Marc in NYC Sweepstakes by May 27, 2014, for your chance to fly away to NYC with a friend to meet Marc Jacobs and get a makeover! The prize includes round trip airfare for two, hotel accommodations for three nights, a make-up makeover at Sephora, a $500 Sephora Gift Card, the chance to meet Marc Jacobs at Sephora, and a $2,000 Marc Jacobs Collections Sores Gift Card! Enter today for your chance to win this fabulous prize!

Win $500 Worth Of Organic Skin Care And Makeup Products.  Contest from Contest.Bee.com

Love cosmetics? Enter to win a $500 shopping spree from a certified organic (and cruelty free!) beauty company, La Mav. Entry only requires your email address, but you can earn lots of bonus entries by sharing & more. Deadline is June 15th, 2014.

Keep your beauty regimen fueled by the power of plants with Boots Botanics. Revive your skin with the Organic Rosewater Toning Spritz that's filled with rosewater straight from the Denmark Rose for cleansing, tightening pores, and as prep for moisturizer. Followed by the All Bright Hydrating Day Cream, your skin will be hydrated, protected from the sun with SPF15, and brightened with the power of hibiscus. Add the power of plants into your makeup routine with the Volumising Mascara and Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner for maximum impact lashes and precisely defined eyes with the help of beeswax and shea butter.End your day by soaking in the Rebalance Rejuvinating Bath Elixer for some stress relief and the soothing earthy scent of vetiver. Five of our lucky readers will win this bundle today!
NeriumAD Age Defying Treatment, formulated after more than 10 years of scientific research and clinical testing by scientists and medical professionals, including a third party research firm, is a night cream that is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of multiple skincare concerns at once, including fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, enlarged pores and uneven skin texture.

Disclosures/Disclaimers: The Giveaways mentioned in this post are not affiliated with BritneyBeautyBlog.com or any of its subsidiaries.  Also, the Giveaways mentioned in this post are from 3rd parties not associated with BritneysBeautyBlog.com and as such BritneysBeautyBlog.com has no responsibilties for any such representations included herein. Contests/Giveaways are not part of BritneysBeautyBlog.com
May 21, 2014

Translating British/American Fashion Terminology

Guest Post:

Have you ever noticed how different the British and American terms for fashion items are? British and Americans share many words but we also use a bunch of different words that can make communications rather confusing. Over the years our respective nations have developed divergent terms to describe the same clothing. You could get look for professional translation services to try and decipher the weird words we English use, but as a certified Englishman, I am qualified to give you a rundown of some of the main British-English fashion terms that you might encounter.

Boob tube = tube top.
Braces = suspenders.
Court shoes = pumps.
Dressing gown = bathrobe.
Jumper = sweater.
Kecks = pants Trousers = pants
Knickers = women’s underpants.
Pants = underpants.
Plimsolls = light canvas sneakers
Polo-neck = turtle-neck.
Pump = gym shoes.
Rucksack = backpack.
Stockings = tights.
Suspender s = garters.
Swimming costume = bathing suit
Tights = pantyhose.
Trainers = sneakers
Trilby = like a fedora but with a shorter peak.
Vest = undershirt.
Waistcoat = vest.
Wellies = rubber boots.

May 19, 2014

Beauty Box 5 - May Beauty Box Review

Once again Beauty Box 5 has blown me away with their super amazing assortment of the hottest beauty products that are delivered right to my door. This month's Beauty Box 5 contained all the makeup and skin care essentials I need to get gorgeous for summer! First up, the H2OPlus Aqualibrium Marine Cleansing Gel, #h2oplus.  This oil-free cleansing gel utilizes the powers of sea salt and energizing marine botanicals to cleanse and exfoliate your skin. I love how well it cleansed my skin while leaving it soft and supple.  The H2O Aqualibrium Marine Cleansing Gel is the perfect pick-me-up for my complexion. Next up, the MaskerAide Hydrating Facial Sheet, #maskeraide.  I love beauty treatments like this one because it is so simple to use and it works so well.  It requires no preparation, no goopy mess to clean up. Just simply open package, remove mask, place the sheet on your face then sit back and enjoy. My skin felt hydrated, soft, refreshed and renewed after using this mask.  Prior to using I popped my mask into my refrigerator for a few minutes to get an enhanced cooling effect.  Ohhh, and don't forget these masks are also PERFECT for at home spa nights! 

Pretty in a bottle.  This is how I would describe the next item in my Beauty Box 5. Nothing makes me feel instantly pretty like a quick spritz of a floral perfume, this is why I love the Harvey Prince "Hello" perfume, #harveyprince! The Harvey Prince "Hello" fragrance boasts notes of mandarin, grapefruit, forsythia and plumeria, creating the perfect summer scent. I love how the fresh, clean, floral scent of this fragrance softly lingers on my skin all day long. This scent will definitely be my signature summer scent! And since we are taking about fresh and clean, the next item in my Beauty Box 5 helps to keep you cool, fresh and clean even through the hottest summer days or intense workouts.  Introducing the Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths, #bandeodorant. Stay cool and calm on with these refreshing body wipes.  These wipes are the perfect quick and convenient way to freshen up after you hit the gym, had a long day at work or you just want to cool down before going out with friends. Simply open package and wipe skin for instantly smooth and  refreshed skin. This one is definitely the smart girl's secret weapon this summer! And finally, my Beauty Box 5 contained a summer beauty essential that can withstand the sticky, sweaty, humid conditions that comes with summer.  The CATTIVA Precision Eye Liner, #cattivacosmetics, is a water-proof, retractable eye liner that helps you create all your favorite eye looks.  Create everything from a sexy to subtle eye with this one eye liner. The best part is that I can look amazing and enjoy hanging out at the beach or pool this year without having to worry about my liner running.  

If you want to get in on all that Beauty Box 5 has to offer, please check them out at BeautyBox5.com . Please let me know what you think.  Till then!  B.

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May 16, 2014

How To Hide Body Blemishes

Say goodbye to bruises, spider veins and scars with these pro tips
Fake a Perfect Body With Makeup
This is a TotalBeauty.com Makeup article
You don't have to give up baring a little skin this spring just because of unplanned tan lines or a that bruise from who-knows-what. Learn how to conceal these and other body flaws with these makeup artist approved tips and tricks.
May 14, 2014

Best Skin Brightening Products for a Glowing Complexion

Skin brightening products. In the beauty industry, it comes with the territory that we do a lot of research. We talk to the top dermatologists, skin care experts and makeup artists on a daily basis, so when it comes to getting a great, glowing complexion we know it all starts with skin care. Before you can even consider choosing the perfect foundation or covering up those pesky, dark circles, you need to address how to even out your skin tone. Our readers find help (or sometimes, find a product they hate) in these skin brightening and lightening products, which give you smoother, brighter skin and lessen dark spots caused by sun damage and scarring. Find out which products our readers can't live without, and which ones they tossed in the trash. From Total Beauty.com
See which products helped our readers achieve radiant skin
6 Best Skin Brightening Products -- and the 4 Worst
This is a TotalBeauty.com Skin Care article
A great, glowing complexion starts with an excellent skin care routine. Our readers supplemented their routines with these skin brightening products, which helped them achieve smoother skin and lessened dark spots from sun damage and scarring. See which products our readers can't live without, and which ones they thought didn't deliver.
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.6
"I barely recognize my skin now," says one reader of her now-glowing skin.
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.8
"This stuff really works without harming my sensitive skin," says one reviewer.
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 9.0
"My skin has never looked younger, smoother, clearer," claims one reader.