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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.
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.