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September 21, 2014

Beauty Box 5 - September Beauty Box 5 Review

Don't miss a step when it comes to staying on top of the latest beauty trends that are hot for fall. Once again my Beauty Box 5 has hooked me up with some of the hottest items in beauty to help look my best. Check out what goodies this month's box contained.



The first fall fave from Beauty Box 5 is the My Beauty Spot Nail Polish. There is no single easier way to transition from summer to fall than with a stunning new nail polish color.  And the My Beauty Spot Nail Polish in grey is the perfect way to help you make that transition. I love my grey nail polish for fall.  It's not as deep as black, but has enough depth in color to use for my everyday fall mani.  The My Beauty Spot Nail Polish goes on super easy, smooth and even. It dries in a snap and I absolutely adore the metallic shimmer of this color. If you want eye-catching then this is your polish!  And since we are talking manis, why not share some polish love with your toes?  If achieving "the perfect pedi" is something that you have yet to master then you are going to love the Sally Hansen Toe Spacers, #sallyhansen.  These super cushiony toes spacers help keep the polish on your nails rather than your skin.  Giving you that "just from the salon" look and feel.  Plus they come in super adorable patterns and colors.

And for the days that you want to make a statement without saying a word, you are going to LOVE the Nicka K New York Eyelight Crayon, #nickaknewyork. This creamy shadow stick delivers serious color for your most beautiful eyes yet! It glides on ultra-smooth, is so easy to blend and gives your eyes the perfect pop of shimmery color. Love the smokey eye look?  Simply use your finger or brush to smudge the shadow for all-out smokey sexieness! And to help make your eye area brighter, smoother and firmer, Chrislie Formulations offers you their fantastic 3-in-1 Eye Bright Serum, #lashem. Perfect for combating reduce dark circles and rejuvenate tired looking skin, this serum over time helps give skin a more youthful appearance.

And since we don't want to leave our locks not feeling the love, Natural Style by FUBU, #naturalstyleby fubu, has just what needy, thirsty stands are craving, hydration!  The FUBU Natural Style Deep Conditioner and Co-Wash contains 8 repairing oils and shea butter to help eliminate frizz and strengthen weak hair. It can be used as a deep conditioning treatment for all hair types or as a co-wash for curly-haired girls.

So if Beauty Box 5 sounds interesting to you then please check them out at BeautyBox5.com and let me know what you think.  Till then!  B.

September 08, 2014

The Production Makeup Artistry Program at Cosmix Inc.


If you’re thinking about going to school for makeup artistry, the Production Makeup Artistry Program at Cosmix Inc. might be the right program for you. It’s one of the leading make up artistry schools in the nation and boasts comprehensive courses, experienced teachers, and more. Here’s a brief look at what to expect from the program.

The Location

The first thing you should know about the program and the school is that Cosmix Inc. is located in South Florida – Fort Lauderdale to be exact. So you must be willing to travel to the campus to attend this one-of-a-kind makeup artistry school and program.

The Schedule

The Production Makeup Artistry Program at Cosmix Inc. is a nine week curriculum that includes 10 courses. Students are in school Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are several semesters to choose from, including a nine week course that starts January 6 through April 22.

The Cost

If you’re accepted into the program, tuition is $9700 while makeup kits and supplies cost an additional $2200. The good news is that financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify to attend one of the leading makeup schools in the country.

Located in South Florida, Cosmix Inc. is a makeup artistry school that offers comprehensive makeup artist classes in fashion, production, and special FX makeup artistry.

Gentler, safer alternatives to harsh cleaning products

Deep clean your home without using harsh products
Green Your Cleaning Routine
This is a TotalBeauty.com Health article
Your heavy-duty cleaning supplies leave your kitchen spotless, but they're also doing a number on the environment -- not to mention, your health. But luckily, we've got the scoop on safer, gentler alternatives to these harsh products. The best part? They'll still get your house sparkling clean.

Yoga poses for tension headaches to slumped shoulders

"Ohm" your way to wellness with these poses
10 Feel-Better Yoga Poses
This is a TotalBeauty.com Fitness article
The daily grind can take its toll on your body. From tension headaches to slumped shoulders to a sky-high heels incident, it seems like there's always an ache or pain somewhere. We asked Chrissy Carter, an NYC-based yoga instructor, to let us in on the best yoga poses for all our problem areas.

September 02, 2014

Get More Out of Your Refining Processes

The refining process refers to the way in which manufacturers get precious gemstones and different types of metals from other sources. The gold and silver that you get is suitable for use in tooth fillings and for jewelry, and those precious gemstones have a number of uses as well. When you work with a professional refiner, you can ship your materials to an outside source and receive back the best materials.

Types of Services

Whether you make jewelry from home, or run a business that specializes in jewelry, you know that finding material is the hardest part. If you find yourself buying scrap jewelry and melting it down, you need a large number of tools at your disposal. With a professional company, you can send those materials to the refinery and wait for the precious stones and metals to come back. These companies can remove diamonds, rubies and other stones and melt down gold, silver and other precious metals.

How Much Does it Cost?

Many people worry that using a professional is too expensive, but you need to think about the benefits of working with one of these companies. You can cut down on the pricey tools that you need and stop worrying that you might accidentally burn or injury yourself. The cost of these services vary, but you'll often pay a set rate per ounce or a set price based on the amount of materials that you send. Get started today with the process at the Jewelers Refining Group, Inc. and other sites.


A Beginners Guide To Meditation

You don't need to be a hipster or GOOP-follower to reap the stress-reducing benefits of meditation
A Newbie's Guide to Meditation
This is a TotalBeauty.com Health article
Practicing meditation can have profound physical, emotional and spiritual benefits, but it can be tough to know where to start. So we enlisted the help of Gabrielle Bernstein, a Zen guru and author of "Miracles Now," to break down the easiest ways to start meditating.

Considering Making Your Home More Eco-Friendly?

Not-so-crazy ways you can make your home more eco-friendly
How I Green My Home
This is a TotalBeauty.com Health & Beauty article
Living a more eco-friendly lifestyle means it's time to start evaluating how much energy and water you're really consuming. Plus, greening your home not only is more socially responsible, it can also help you save money in the long run. Kristen Bell shares how she made her home more eco-friendly.
August 29, 2014

Benefits of Buying Wholesale

The average person who likes to shop today may not even consider shopping wholesale. They like to go into a brick-and-mortar store and buy their clothing from retail racks. The convenience of the retail shopping tour is that many of the decisions have already been made by the store executives or its buyer. There is already a limit to clothing types, sizes and, generally, a style. The shopper selects from what has already been chosen.

Wholesale shopping offers a new world to the classic dress shopper, though. It is possible to mix many brands, styles, colors and combinations in one shopping trip. Because there are no limits on any of these clothing characteristics, the shopper with eclectic taste can buy a wide range of clothing to satisfy many appetites.

Shopping wholesale also offers the immediate chance for deep discounts. Many wholesale outlets may offer this discount as a bulk incentive, or they may offer discounts for purchasing a certain type of clothing. The wholesale option is very attractive to those who wait to shop only once or twice per year in order to spice up their wardrobes. They can spend much of their usual shopping time saving money, and then purchase everything they want at one time. It will seem a large sum of money when the bill is calculated. However, when matched against a year of consistent shopping, wholesale shopping almost always makes the tab much less.

A final benefit of wholesale shopping is that it can give higher quality. Wholesale items have not been handled as much and have not undergone store processing. Dresses that come directly from the factory are not worn and still look newly finished.

August 27, 2014

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Review

When it comes to mascara, will women ever have it all? You know what we mean: a mascara formula that darkens, separates, plumps and stays put all day -- so you don't have to worry about flaking or smudging while you're out and about re: conquering the world and such. On that note, Urban Decay unveils its latest product, Perversion Mascara -- with a slew of lofty claims.

Founding partner Wende Zomnir and her product development team formulated and personally tested a whopping 90 formulas before they settled on a winner that's said to deliver on all of Zomnir's requirements: a buildable formula that makes lashes full, long, flexible, separated and clump-free (girl hates gloppy mascara) with triple-black pigments and Hairdensyl, a growth-stimulating amino acid complex. Does this super-dark, high-tech product (available now for $22 at UrbanDecay.com and stores nationwide) really deviate from the competition and deliver on its many promises? We enlisted some of our most makeup-savvy TotalBeauty.com reviewers to give us their honest feedback. Here's what they say. From Total Beauty.com
Does this mascara live up to the hype? We put it to the test
Bigger, Blacker, Badder: The Lowdown on Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
This is a TotalBeauty.com Makeup article
Urban Decay's latest mascara promises jet-black, clump-free, lush lashes (a tall order for any single mascara). To see if it lived up to its claims, we had a few of our most makeup-savvy reviewers test it out -- and then they dished on how well it worked.
August 18, 2014

Straight Teeth Can Change Your Life

Straight teeth and a dazzling smile can bring many benefits in life, from career success to enhanced friendships and even dating success. Studies have shown that people with straight teeth are perceived as being smarter, friendlier and more trustworthy. With all of the benefits that straight teeth bring, there is no excuse for living with a less-than-perfect smile. 

Invisalign™ Braces Can Fix Your Smile

Every year, adults across the country make the choice to fix their teeth and have braces installed. Instead of traditional metal braces, they choose Invisalign™, a patented system that uses clear braces to straighten your smile. These braces are specially formulated for adults that want straight teeth without resorting to traditional metal braces. Teenagers and young adults love Invisalign™ as well, and find that they can enjoy a dazzling smile with straight teeth in as little as 18 months.

Improve Your Teeth, Improve Your Life

With the majority of people listing the smile as the first trait they notice about another person, there is no reason to go through life with misshapen and crooked teeth. An overbite or underbite can destroy an otherwise beautiful face, and correcting these issues is as simple as making a trip to your local orthodontist.

Invisalign™ treatment will give you a straight smile without the embarrassment of traditional braces. These low maintenance aligners are ideal for people with busy schedules who want to enjoy straight teeth in less time. The aligners are virtually invisible and removable, making it easy for you to clean them and maintain them at home. Older patients will find that getting braces as an adult is actually quicker since older teeth move more easily than younger ones.

Whether you are going for a job interview or a first date, having a perfect smile will give you the edge on your competition. It pays to get every advantage that you can to help you through life, and an amazing smile is an important part of the equation. Invisalign™ braces will help you to enjoy all of the advantages of youth and vitality at any age.

Getting started on your new smile is easy. Simply find a Invisalign Dentist in Kendall FL that can help you to envision your perfect look. Don't let your smile or your teeth hold you back in life. Enjoy greater self-confidence, enhanced relationships and better career success with straight teeth that you can enjoy through life.

Derma ProMedics Anti-Aging Serum and Eye Renewal Review

There are many positive things that can be gained from getting older. Wisdom, confidence and independence are just to name a few. But along with all the good stuff comes some "not so" wonderful things like looking older. Now, I don't have a problem with getting older, I just want to look great while "in" my age and one way to achieve that goal is to be involved with a great skin care regimen. I want skin care products that deliver real results but won't consume all my time and money. Recently, I was given the opportunity to review a complimentary sample of the Derma ProMedics Anti-Aging Serum and Eye Renewal compliments of BeautyBizPr.  Here's what I found.

The Derma ProMedics Anti-Aging Serum  is an ultra-lightweight gel moisturizer that helps" you achieve noticeable  results that you can see and feel with an advanced combination of moisturizing agents and vitamins.". To use simply "wash and dry your face, apply Derma ProMedics Anti-Aging Serum and allow time for product to absorb. Use twice daily for 30-60 days for maximum results." I love using this product because leaves my skin soft and smooth without any greasiness.  It is also light enough to wear under my makeup without feeling heavy and it keeps my skin hydrated and glowing all day long. This serum is a great addition to my anti-aging skin care routine.


The Derma ProMedics Eye Renewal "lightens dark circles and reduces under eye wrinkles and puffiness. Experience an intense, high potency combination of ingredients which helps provide your eyes with a younger, fresher look."  To apply simply "wash and dry your face, apply to ring finger and tap gently over entire area.  Allow time for product to absorb.  Use twice daily for 30-60 days for maximum results". If you are looking for an amazing eye treatment that leaves your peepers feeling refreshed, renewed and brighter then you must check out this eye cream.  I love this product because it really helped to "wake-up" my tired looking eyes. It goes on smooth and is quickly absorbed into my skin.

To get more information on these amazing products please check them out at dermapromedics.com. Let me know what you think.  Till then!  B.

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Sebastian Shaper Hairspray - Breast Cancer - Susan G. Koman Foundation

Why not do something great while looking great.  "This year Sebastian is showing their support with the help of their most iconic product! Sebastian has created a limited edition, pink Shaper and Shaper Plus hairspray to support the cause, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Susan G. Koman Foundation. Beginning in September through October, the pink Shaper cans will be available in BSG and CosmoProf stores nationwide."


I am a true believer in the Sebastian product line.  Their Shaper hairspray is my favorite hairspray.  It's the one that I always reach for to help create my favorite hairstyles.  I love that it holds all my styles without leaving my hair stiff or sticky. And when it is time to brush it out, the Sebastian Shaper hairspray easily brushes out of my hair.  I also LOVE that classic Sebastian Shaper scent! I received my Shaper hairspray compliments of Devriesglobal.com. "The original Shaper hairspray that set the standards by which hairsprays are measured.  This flash-dry brushable hairspray has a lightweight flexible control that defies gravity.  Shaper has control so light that you can hardly know it's there; creating a touchable, moveable style with flexible hold and a satiny finish." No wonder this hairspray is so popular with professionals.

So be sure to do some good this season and pick up your pink can of the Sebastian Shaper hairspray and help a great cause. And don't forget to share this campaign from Sebastian with others.  Thank you for all your help! 

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Beauty Box 5 - August Beauty Box 5 Review

Beauty Box 5 has once again blown me away with their amazing assortment of beauty treasures.  Check out what this month's box contained.



Bring the sexy back to your smacker with the Nanacoco Lip Gloss, #nanacoco.  This high-shine gloss in  super sultry "nudey lavender" is just what lips ordinary lips crave. It goes on smooth, delivers beautiful color without leaving lips sticky and tacky.  It is also enriched with vitamin E to help keep your pucker nourished all day long.  The Nanacoco Lip Gloss has become my new #1 fave lip gloss! And since we are talking sexy, what is sexier than soft, flowy, healthy hair?  If your strands are showing signs of stress and damage from too much sunning or styling then it's time to manage your mane with the Novex Brazilian Keratin Treatment, #novex.  This intensive treatment is great for all hair types as it helps to restore hairs' strength and shine.  It can be used as a deep conditioning treatment or use as your every day conditioner.  Hair is left looking and feeling soft smooth and sexy!

If you are bored with ho-hum nail polishes and you are ready to give your mani its "moment to shine" then you MUST check out the Style Essentials Nail Polish. This lavish lacquer adds high shine and drama to your digits.  I love the glossy effect and easy application of this polish. This is the perfect time to try one of their daring and bold colors for the fall.

Summer and sun go hand-in-hand but unfortunately so does sun and wrinkles.  So in order to keep my face from showing signs of premature aging (hello wrinkles and age spots) I always wear a moisturizer that contains SPF.  And a great choice is the Purlisse Pur protect SPF 30, #purlisse.  This lightweight moisturizer contains SPF to help shield skin from damaging rays while I enjoy the days of summer!

And finally when the party is over and it's time to take it all off, reach for the La Fresh Travel Lite Makeup Remover Wipes, #lafreshgroup. These super convenient, super effective makeup removing wipes whisk away all traces of makeup including the stubborn long-wear stuff.  These wipes are gentle on your skin and leave nothing behind except for a fresh and clean face.

So if you want to get in on all that Beauty Box 5 has to offer please check them out at beautybox5shop.com
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August 11, 2014

Best Hair Treatments for Healthy 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. Total Beauty.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.
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.