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June 24, 2009
The smart and pretty girl's choice for a sexy Summer tan is Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder. Who doesn't love the way we look with a tan? I love having a tan but I do not love the damage left behind from a Summer full of sun worshipping. I have spent many a day in the sun only to wake-up with "the morning after regrets" (I am of course talking about excessive sun exposure!). Play it safe now and look great for tomorrow! Always be sure to S.P.F your face and wear a bronzer for a healthy, faux glow this Summer.
INSTANT GRATIFICATION- CHOICE A
Who doesn't want instant gratification? I do especially when it comes to self tanning products. Who wants to wait a week for a tan to develop when you can get one in an hour or two? When I use a self tanner I really like to use Clarins Plus Self Tanning Cream Gel for the face because I see a difference in my complexion in about 2 hours and the color is really nice. However, as with all of the self tanners I have used, I find that they all have some sort of "self tanner scent" to them.
INSTANT GRATIFICATION-CHOICE B
I will be going to the Jersey Shore this Friday and you know that I want to look tanned so I will be wearing Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder for my faux glow. This bronzer goes on easily and delivers a beautiful and "believable " Summer bronze, minus all the damaging effects of the sun! This 30-something knows that sun damage today will definitely show up sooner rather than later. Also, once the real suntan fades all I will be left with is wrinkles and age spots (definitely NOT what I want!)
Want a cheap thrill? Give L'OREAL Glam Bronze Bronzing Powder a try for beautiful faux glow that won't break the bank!
Please let me know what you think of faux glows. Till then! B.
BOBBI BROWN BRONZING POWDER
June 23, 2009
The newest trend in nail color from OPI is leaving me feeling flat and unexcited! I love OPI Nail Polish but the new matte finish does not impress me. The colors such as Lincoln Park After Dark and Strawberry Margarita are great but I definitely prefer them in a shiny finish rather than matte.
I wear nail polish because I like the "polished" look of my nails (hence the word "polish"). The matte finish left me with lack luster nails and my hands looked stubby and unkempt. It almost looked like I had painted my nails with paint primer. The color was flat with no dimension to it. It reminds me of the time I accidentally got a small amount of polish remover on my nails. It was just enough to take the shine off the polish. My nails looked so bad that I had to do them all over again.
I still love OPI Nail Polish but, the matte finish is not for me. Please let me know what you think about matte finish nail polish. Till then! B.
OPI NAIL POLISH
June 22, 2009
EYE GOTTA HAVE IT!
One of the newest trends for Summer eye color is brown eyeliner. Now, I know what you're thinking. BORING! I thought the same exact thing. However, brown has gone under and beautiful make-over and this new brown aims to please. By simply adding a splash of metallic shimmer these new browns bring a warm, sexiness to eyes.
TIME TO RETHINK BROWN
Perfect for the Summer because brown is lighter and not as "heavy" looking as traditional black liner. Pair a light shimmering eyeshadow such as one of the beautiful colors from Estee Lauder Sand & Sea Palette with Chanel's Precision Eye Definer in Brun Cuivre' for a sizzling, sexy eye. Still unsure if brown eyeliner can be sexy? Just check out Fergie on the July cover of Allure magazine. She is wearing Double Wear Stay-in Place Eye Pencil in Coffee and looking as hot as she always does!
I know that I will be giving my brown eyeliner a second chance. I tried the Chanel Precison Eye Definer in Brun Cuivre' and my light brown eyes never looked better. They looked bigger, brighter and I loved the "sparkle" that this eyeliner brought to my eyes!
Please let me know what you think of the "new" look of brown. Till then! B.
CHANEL PRECISION EYE DEFINER
June 20, 2009
June 19, 2009
Hi ladies! Happy Friday to all of you! I hope you had a great week. I know I did because I was busy testing out new beauty products that I will be blogging about soon. This Sunday is Father's Day and my daughters and I will be treating our special man to a fun filled weekend. So Happy T.G.I.F!
WHY I'M HAPPY TO HAVE BEEN BORN A GIRL
I am lucky enough to have a great Father in my life. Growing up I loved being "Daddies little girl (no, not the spoiled, rotten kind). I also see how very lucky my daughters are to have such a special Dad in their lives. Dads do a great job at making their daughters feel important, special and always beautiful. They do it like no other! A bond between a father and a daughter is one of a kind and that's why I'm happy to have been born a girl!
It would be hard for my husband to be married to me and not take some sort of interest in beauty products. But, he is a guy so using the "girly " beauty treatments is out of the question! However, I have turned him on to Jack Black, not the actor but the men's grooming products. Simply put, they smell great and work well. The Jack Black Jet Set Traveler Set includes a Daily Facial Cleanser, Face Buff Energizing Scrub, Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather and my husband's fav, the Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF20. This is the perfect gift for the guy who likes to look good but still wants to maintain his "guyhood".
Please let me know what you think of these products. Till then! B.
JACK BLACK JET SET TRAVELER SET
June 18, 2009
You want lux lashes with mad curl and definition then you need DiorShow Mascara! I have fallen out of love with my old mascara, which shall remain nameless. My old mascara left me with flat, lack luster lashes and I had no hope that I could ever have beautiful lashes.
This time it is love for sure! I have fallen back in love with mascara after using DiorShow Mascara. Lately, I have lightened-up my eye makeup for the Summer. I have been using a beautiful shimmer eyeshadow and the DiorShow Mascara and that is all I need to give me sexy Summer eyes. Summertime makeup should be simple but I still like to create a little eye drama with Mascara.
DiorShow Mascara gave me "black-out" black lashes. I have fine lashes with absolutely no curl to them what-so-ever and I found that after using DiorShow my lashes look fuller, thicker and they have curl to them. The mascara was not too heavy on my eyes and it washed off easily.
Show your lashes some lovin' and get yourself beautiful, thick, glam lashes by trying DiorShow Mascara! Please let me know what you think. Till then! B.
June 17, 2009
Help! My derriere is in need of repair!
Get yourself a beach bum ( your butt, silly) this Summer simply by wearing FitFlops! I have come across a truly awesome product that works the muscles in your thighs, hamstrings and glutes that you never even knew you had by simply doing what you do every day, which is walking! How simple is that? FitFlops are flip flops that activate the muscles in your lower body by creating "instability". This forces muscles you do not normally use to work in order to stabilize yourself when you are walking. FitFlops DO NOT require special training or practice to wear, in fact they are very comfortable and easy for everyone to wear!
"BEHIND" THE BENEFITS OF FITFLOPS
Bathing suit weather is here and who doesn't need a little help to improve their "bottomline"? Fit Flops improve posture by making you stand up straight with your shoulders back ( no longer will you here your mom saying,"stand-up straight!". Hamstrings are tighter (this is my problem area that is ALWAYS in need of repair)! Thighs become sexy and firm and let's not forget to mention the most important benefit of all, A TONED TUSH!
D.I.Y BOOTY BOOST
I found FitFlops at Macy's .com. They are about $60 but they are well worth it especially if you are short on time for exercising. I like to wear mine when I am shopping. Not only do I get cute clothes but by wearing FitFlops my legs and butt look better in my new clothes!
Please let me know what you think of FitFlops. Till then! B.
June 16, 2009
Let's welcome the newest addition to the ChapStick family; True Shimmer! Prior to testing the product I had very high expectations because I have been using ChapStick successfully for years. It also is the only lip balm that goes into my daughters' backpacks and my handbag. In my opinion, Classic ChapStick provides the best lip protection on the market. It is the industry standard. Now enter True Shimmer. I like to think of it as Classic ChapStick's little sister, all grown up and looking good!
True Shimmer definitely delivers on moisture but the true beauty of this product is how it brings out the natural color of your lips! It also adds softness with a kick of shimmering shine. True Shimmer comes in a variety of yummy flavors such as Blended Fruit Sherbet, Tropical, Botanical Berry and my personal favorite, Peppermint Rush. I love the tickle of the mint tingle on my lips!
YOU'RE THE BALM - CHAPSTICK TRUE SHIMMER!
Simple, Quick, Convenient Beauty!
True Shimmer gives you the shine of a gloss and the moisture that only ChapStick can deliver. This all-in-one lip balm is the perfect beauty treatment to-go for a woman who is always on-the-go and still wants to look her best! This product can "go it alone" and give you super soft lips with subtle, sexy shine or wear it under your favorite lipstick for a hot new look for your lips!
I have always been very happy with ChapStick but True Shimmer really gives me something to smile about and at $2.79 this is a makeup bag must have!
ChapStick True Shimmer is definitely a candidate for earning the http://www.britneysbeautymark.com/ designation. Stay Tuned! B
June 12, 2009
Hi ladies! Happy Friday to all of you. We successfully made it through another week, time to relax and enjoy the weekend. I have a few gatherings with friends this weekend so I want to be well rested in order to enjoy my time with them. Here's what I like to use to get a good night's sleep.
WHAT MAKES ME SMILE A BIG GIRLY SMILE!
YOU ARE SO SCENT-SITIVE!
I love to surround myself in pretty scents. Certain scents calm, relax and invigorate me. I like to use scented candles to change the mood of a room and I also like to use different scented body lotions and oils from Bath and Body Works to relax and unwind from a busy day. The scent of vanilla, or as I like to call it, vanillahhhh! always relaxes me. To me the scent of vanilla is such a soft, "girly" scent. I like to warm vanilla lotion and vanilla body oil, mix it together and apply it to my body right before bedtime ( my little secret for a peaceful bedtime).
It doesn't matter what your fav scent is, we girls like to smell "pretty". It is something that we all have in common.
Please let me know what your favorite relaxing scent is. Till then! B.
June 11, 2009
Ready, Aim ,Tan!
Short on time? Or are you like me who lives in an area where we haven't seen the sun in weeks? I have a few special events that I am going to and I will be wearing a dress and of course I want my legs and the rest of me to have a nice golden color. But since the sun has stayed hidden and refuses to show its face I haven't been able to sit out in the sun, thus making my body my unfit to be bare! But I will not give in and let my lack of pigmentation keep me from wearing a beautiful dress! My secret weapon, spray on tan.
SEVIN TO THE RESCUE!
Sevin Nyne Tanning mist was created by Lindsay Lohan ( who always rocks a beautiful tan) and Lorit Simon, spray on tan extraordinaire. This airbrush , spray on tan tanning product gives you a natural,"carmel kiss of color". I like the results I got with this product however, the color does not last for more than a few days. Which is okay since I only need it for the weekend.
NO OOMPA -LOOMPA ORANGE HERE!
bliss A tan for all Seasons tanning spray is another spray-on-tan that will give you a good gradual body bronze.
WANT A CHEAP THRILL?
Sally Hansen Airbrush Sun Especially for Body is a nice inexpensive choice for a spray on tan. Dries in seconds, yummy vanilla scent and is loaded with vitamins and retinol that gives skin extra softness and radiance!
F.Y.I Spray on tans are great for providing some camo (camouflage) for your cellulite!
Please let me know what you think of spray on tan in a can. Till then! B.
Spray on tan
June 10, 2009
TIME TO DOWN SIZE
Summertime is here and I like to carry a smaller pures than I do the rest of the year so what I like to do is downsize all of my "necessities". One of the best ways to do this is to replace your bottle of fragrance with a convenient roller ball version. Many of our fav fragrances come in a cute roller ball version. They are a purse perfect size and you do not have to worry about any spillage. It is a quick and easy way to instantly freshen-up and stay sassy all Summer long.
BRIT'S PURSE FRIENDLY PERFUME PICKS
1. Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy Eau de Parfum
2. DKNY Delicious Night Rollerball
3. Stila Jade Blossom Eau de Parfum Roll-on
4. Juicy Couture ( my girls favorite) Juicy Couture To Go
Please let me know how you downsize your purse. Till then! B.
June 09, 2009
June 08, 2009
Find out how you can get professional-level results at home
Who has the money or the time to head to the spa or beauty salon these days? Not us. That's why we searched around for gadgets and products that would give us spa-worthy results at home. Check them out and be on your way to clearer, smoother skin, glossy hair and more, without making a huge dent in your bank account.
YOU BLOW MY MIND!
Oribe Royal Blowout is a light mist that you spray on damp hair to smooth even the most troublesome tresses! Gives your hair a "time-out" which reduces your drying time, repairs split ends, leaves hair shiny, smooth and well behaved.
GET A GRIP!
Oribe Creme for Style is what I like to use for added body and control for my hair. This product tames my frizz, adds superior shine to my locks and ultimately leaves me in total control of my "do".
THE FINISHING TOUCH
Oribe Impermeable finishing spray locks out humidity (tested in Miami) leaves hair with brushable hold that won't put a damper on your "do'!
Please let me know what you think of these products! Till then! B.
June 05, 2009
It might be if you have delicate features like TotalBeauty.com reader Elie, see how we transformed her style
Our makeover dream team gives TotalBeauty.com reader Elie a chic, gamine haircut and a sultry makeup look to boot. See how to make this easy-to-style short hairstyle and sexy makeup look work for you.
WHY I'M HAPPY TO HAVE BEEN BORN A GIRL!
It has always been an important turning point in a girl's life when they are allowed to finally get their ears pierced. I wasn't allowed to do so until I was 13. Wearing earrings is a simple way a girl gets to start flaunting her femininity (I mean that in a classy not trashy way). Earrings are such an easy way you can add a little "wow" to an outfit. Women (and girls) from 10 - 110 years old love wearing earrings. I know my grandmother never left the house without her "ears" (earrings) on and my daughters are the same way. My favorite earrings (next to diamond studs) are still silver hoop earrings especially when I am wearing my favorite pair of jeans. There are many reasons to love wearing earrings but the best reason I can think of is because they make us look GREAT!
Please let me know what is your favorite pair of earrings. Till then! B.
June 04, 2009
PAMPER YOUR PEEPERS
We all need a little pampering at some time and these little patches are just what "eye" need!
1. DuWop i gels come in a variety pack containing three different types of eye care depending on your needs. Each eye disc contains rich botanicals to cool, soothe, brighten and refresh even the most needy eyes out there!
2. Skyn, Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels provide instant eye gratification. It helps to prevent premature wrinkles, provides a pick-me-up for your peepers and they feel so good when they are on.
3. bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Mask will "de-poof" your puffy eyes, provides instant hydration to the delicate eye area. This will ultimately will allow you to fake a well rested look.
Please let me know what you do to fake a well rested look. Till then! B
June 03, 2009
DIARY OF DEODORANT DISASTERS
1. The "not-so-lovely" white marks on my shirt left behind by my deodorant under my arms.
2. Worst yet, you sweat! You find that after 2-3 hours your antiperspirant has failed you and leaves you ( and you underarms) all wet.
3. Hello B.O! Your deodorant gave up on you hours ago!
T.K.O. YOUR B.O
Time to once and for all put an end to embarrassing sweat and get your perspiration under control! I have tried and really wanted Dove deodorant to work for me. I love the way it smells and it does leave my underarms petal soft however, after a few hours of "normal" activity I found myself having to reapply this product. My personal choice for best bet to beat the heat is the new Secret Clinical Strength Waterproof Deodorant! It is long lasting and because it is waterproof, humidity, heat and water are no match for this deodorant dynamo! I stay dry and odor free even at the beach! If you are looking for a "healthy" alternative deodorant then I would give LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant a try. This product has long lasting results, smells great and conditions and soothes sensitive underarms.
Please let me know what you use to stay underarm cool this Summer! Till then! B.
June 02, 2009
June 01, 2009
A dazzling smile is an absolute must. A beautiful, healthy smile can speak a thousand words without saying anything. Just check out your fav celeb, they all are sporting a gleaming white grin. Not quite a 6 ft, insanely beautiful model? Neither am I, but I do know how to level the playing field by getting an attention getting beautiful smile!
KNOCK EM' DEAD DARLING!
Go Smile, which is available at Sephora, has a nice tooth whitening kit. Although it is a little bit pricey (about $100) it is well worth investing in the Go All Out kit. It includes an Am and Pm toothpaste which tastes great, tooth whitening ampules and compact touch ups to use after meals or coffee to keep breath fresh and teeth stain free. I really loved the results I got from using this system and it is very easy to use!
CHEAP THRILL. Try the good old Classic Crest Whitening Strips for a whiter smile. Not only will your teeth be more brilliant but so will you for choosing this system because it costs only $25.
So go out and treat yourself to a smile make over and flash that new, beautiful smile. Please let me know what you think of these products. Till then! B.