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September 30, 2009

TOP HAIR CONDITIONERS

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Top 14 Drugstore Conditioners

Pantene was all over the list, but did it nab the no. 1 spot?


What we all want: soft, silky, shiny hair. What we all need: to save some cash (especially these days). The solution: one of these drugstore hair conditioners. TotalBeauty.com readers say all the conditioners on this list gave them salon-worthy hair at bargain bin prices; it's the perfect combination!

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No. 14: TIGI Bed Head Superstar Conditioner, $11.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 9.1


"I get softness and amazing body from this conditioner ..."

No. 13: Aveeno Nourish + Moisturize Conditioner, $6.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 9.1


"With just one wash my hair looked and felt better ..."

No. 12: Garnier Fructis Fortifying Body and Volume Conditioner, $14.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 9.1


Readers say this lives up to its name. "This conditioner leaves my hair softer without bringing it down and making it look thinner ..."

Want to see what's no. 1? Click here!

HEALTH AND BEAUTY LINKS

HERE ARE A FEW FUN LINKS THAT I LIKE FOR TODAY

5 Things That We Should Give Coco Chanel A Big Thank You For, Glamour Magazine

See How Something So Bad Can Be So Good For You,Glamour Magazine

Got $15 Bucks? Then Check Out These Beauty Bargain Steals, Glamour Magazine

MAYBELLINE DREAM LIQUID MOUSSE

MAYBELLINE DREAM LIQUID MOUSSE

COOL WHIP
I usually use Bare Minerals as my foundation but there are times (like when I go out for a special occasion) when I want a little more coverage from my foundation. Unfortunately for me, liquid foundations tend to make me breakout. So what's a girl like me to do? Enter Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse. Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse is a light, fluffy, "whipped -up" mousse foundation that covers, conceals and creates a smooth "canvas" on your face. It goes on smooth and it feels as light as air on your face. Just as an aside, I always like to apply my liquid foundation with a sponge. I don't like to put my hands on my face because the oils can cause my skin to break out.

PORE ME!
Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse softens, evens out your skin tone and gives your skin an "air-brushed" appearance. But what I love most about this foundation is that it minimizes the appearance of my pores. I have found that most liquid foundations settle into pores and actually magnifies them. This foundation easily blends in with my natural skin color and I have not had any "pimple outbursts" so far!

THE "OTHER" FOUNDATION
I really like this foundation and it will for sure be my new alternate foundation. Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse works just as well ,no let me change that, it works Better than than its' more expensive department store competitors. Best yet, it won't cost you a bundle to look beautiful! Please let me know what you think. Till then! B.

MAYBELLINE DREAM LIQUID MOUSSE
http://www.maybelline.com/
September 29, 2009

CELEBRITY AND BEAUTY NEWS

HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVE LINKS FOR TODAY

Get A Sneak Peek At What Is Inside Padma's Beauty Bag, Marie Claire Magazine

Find Your Perfect Scent To Dive Him Wild,Marie Claire Magazine

Check Out What Jeans Celebs Like Halle Berry, Fergie And Blake Lively Are Making Hot This Fall, US Magazine

MOROCCANOIL




MOROCCANOIL
I have been dying to get my hands on Moroccanoil hair products ever since I heard that celebs like Taylor Swift use it to tame their tresses. Well, I finally got my hot little hands on one of their products this weekend. I bought the Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream.

OH BEHAVE!
Moroccanoil Hair Products contains strand nourishing argan oil to help smooth, hydrate and soften even the crunchiest of hair without all the heaviness! This product claims that it is good for all hair types and since my hair has many issues (dryness, color treated and the occasional unruly wave), I figured that my hair would be the perfect guinea pig, I mean a good representation of some of the different hair types. After washing my hair I applied a nickle sized dollop of Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to my damp hair (F.Y.I, it smells soooo pretty!) then I styled it as I normally do.

LIGHT AND FLUFFY
After using the Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream my fine, dried out strands were soft, light and fluffy. I forgot how much I missed having fluffy hair, not the hard poofy hair from the 80's but the light fluffy hair I used to get from using mousse. (I had to stop using mousse because the alcohol in it was drying out my hair). Moroccanoil gave me sexy, full hair that had movement minus the heaviness. You can also use Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream on dry hair for added softness, body and frizz control anytime you need it.

I plan on trying other Moroccanoil hair products because I am so impressed with the Hydrating Styling Cream. Please let me know what you think of Maroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream or any of their other hair products. Till then! B.

Also, this product has earned my http://www.britneysbeautymark.com/ special product designation.

MOROCCANOIL HYDRATING STYLING CREAM
http://www.moroccanoil.com/
September 28, 2009

TIPS ON SKIN CARE

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Skin Care Routine Calculator

Answer a few questions and get a personalized regimen


There are a million skin care products out there, so it can be tough to know what will work best for your skin. Luckily, this quiz takes the guesswork out of skin care. Just put in your information and end up with the perfect routine for you.

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CELEBRITY AND BEAUTY NEWS

HERE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE LINKS FOR TODAY

How To Get Vanessa Hudgens Cover Look From Allure Magazine, Allure Magazine

Allure Magazine's Top 10 Best Beauty Tips, Allure Magazine

See What Items Celebs Like Jessica Alba And Kate Hudson Can't Get Enough Of, People Magazine

COVERGIRL OUTLAST LIPSTAIN

COVERGIRL OUTLAST LIPSTAIN

This weekend I went out and bought myself CoverGirl's Outlast Lipstain in Flirty Nude because I had heard sooo many great reviews of it. I must tell you that I have mixed feelings about how this product performed. I love that the CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain doesn't cost a lot which means that I can buy more than 1 and it comes in a nice variety of beautiful colors that are sure to please. I also love that this lipstain comes in the form of a pen. This makes application VERY easy to do anywhere or anytime you need a quick "touch-up" (mirror not required to apply this lipstain ). CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain delivers natural looking ultra-sheer lip color . However, I did not find that this lipstain lasted as long as it has been advertised to. I found that after a few sips of my coffee there was more lipstain on my coffee cup than on my lips. Which is not how lipstains are supposed to work. I love using lipstains because of their long lasting color. CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in Flirty Nude is a pretty lip color, too bad the color doesn't last!

Please let me know what you think of CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain. Till then! B.

COVER GIRL OUTLAST LIPSTAIN
http://www.covergirl.com/
September 26, 2009

CUTTING EDGE HAIRSTYLES

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Your Guide to Cutting Edge Hair

Everything you need to know to get the latest in hair


From the hottest trends for fall to the perfect new hairstyle for your hair type and personality, this guide has everything you need for a gorgeous new head of hair. What are you waiting for?!

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September 25, 2009

GREAT FASHION FROM THE EMMY AWARDS

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Top 10 Emmy Awards Looks You Can Wear Now

Not a celebrity? Doesn't matter! We share how to make red carpet hair and makeup looks wearable for every day


Sure, it would be nice to walk the red carpet like Heidi Klum, Kim Kardashian or Drew Barrymore, but most of us will never get the chance. However, that doesn't mean we can't have red carpet-worthy style every day, right? That's why we pulled together easy-to-do tips from celebrity hair and makeup artists for our favorite Emmy Awards looks.

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PUFFY EYES

PUFFY EYES
It has happened to all of us at one time or another. You had a long night of crying and woke up the next morning with puffy eyes. It's like your eyes are screaming to the rest of the world "hey look at me, I've been up all night crying like a baby" Also, you are going to have a least a hundred people ask you over and over again "have you been crying?" Whether your puffy eyes are from a tear jerker of a chick flick, an ugly break-up, your hormonal or you just feel over-whelmed the cause of the crying doesn't matter because the treatment is all the same.

CHECK YOUR BAGS AT THE DOOR
Last night my oldest daughter who just started middle school had "one of those days". The kind where you forget to do things and you are feeling completely over-whelmed. So tired and frustrated she did what most of us girls do when we feel this way. She cried, a lot and although she felt much better in the morning her eyes told a different story. So, I did what any good mother would do and I helped her get rid of the "puffies." Here's how I did that.
1. Before she went to bed I placed 2 cucumber slices over her eyes. It soothes, cools and helps decrease puffiness.
2. In the morning I placed 2 teaspoons in the refrigerator for ten minutes to get them cold. Then I had her hold them on her eyes for 5-10 minutes to help decrease the puffiness. It worked like a dream!
3. You can also place your index fingers over the puffy area, starting at the inner part of eyes. Then gently drag you finger across towards your ears and down the side of your face. This will help to redistribute the extra fluid that is causing the puffiness.
4. I have also heard of using a tiny bit of Preparation H (yes, the hemorrhoid cream) on your eyes to decrease puffiness.

Please let me know what you think. Till then! B.
September 24, 2009

BEAUTY TRENDS

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Are You a Trend-Spotting Beauty Maven?

Think you already know what'll be hot on the runways for spring 2010? Test your smarts here


You may not have access to the shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, but that doesn't mean you can't spot a hot trend when you see one, right? Test your knowledge here -- on everything from the latest hairstyle and makeup trends, to what really goes on backstage. Along the way, we'll share the tips and insider secrets from the pros who work on the shows. By the end, you'll practically feel like you were there!

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BLUSH

GUERLAIN RADIANT BLUSH IN RUSSIAN DOLL


HEY THERE DOLL FACE!
Guerlain Radiant Blush In Russian Doll promises you "Russian Doll Like Rosy Cheeks". This blush comes in a"pumpable" sheer liquid formula that has a creamy texture. If you aren't used to applying liquid blush, like me, it does take some practice in learning how to apply it properly so that you don't wind up looking like Bozo the Clown. I do like the slim, sleek design of this blush and really 1 drop of this blush is all you need for both cheeks! However, I found that it was hard to control the amount of blush that I pumped out. I wound up wasting quite a bit of it and at $42 a bottle I felt like I was throwing away money.

THINK PINK
I would describe the shade of pink from The Russian Doll Blush as "Panic Pink" because that is exactly what I did when I first saw it! It is a bright pink that is much brighter than what I am used to wearing. But for the sake of beauty research I gave it a shot! I found that once I got the hang of applying this blush that it gave my cheeks a natural kind of flush. It reminds me of how my cheeks look after playing around outside in the Fall, a very natural rosy flush.

IT'S ALL IN THE APPLICATION
Here is how I successfully ( after MANY tries) applied The Guerlain Radiant Blush In Russian Doll. I first pumped 1 drop of this blush onto the back of my hand (back of the hand is a smoother surface than my palm). I found that the blush just got stuck in the creases of my palm and it was hard to get enough off to apply to my face. Then I used a skunk brush ( the brush bristles are black and white just like a skunk) to apply the blush to my cheeks.. This helped the blush go on smooth and evenly. I did like my results from using this product. I think that it is a nice change from my "old reliable" blush.

Please let me know what you think of Guerlain's Radiant Blush In Russian Doll. Till then! B.
GUERLAIN RADIANT BLUSH IN RUSSIAN DOLL
www.guerlain.com
September 23, 2009

MTV 2009 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

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MTV 2009 Video Music Awards Best and Worst Looks

Taylor Swift was princess-perfect while Lady Gaga went above and beyond


While "space punk" appeared to be a red carpet theme, these artists all brought their individual style to MTV's 2009 Video Music Awards (case in point: Lady Gaga). Here, we present our most crave-worthy (and cringe-worthy) picks for hair and makeup.

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BEAUTY AND CELEBRITY NEWS

HERE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE LINKS FOR TODAY.

Spa Secrets That You Can Do At Home, Shape Magazine

Quick Fixs For Hair Diasters, Shape Magazine

Home Improvement 101, The DIY Guide For The Girl On The Go, Shape Magazine

Jennifer Love Hewitt Shares What She Likes To Do To Eat Healthy, Shape Magazine

EYEBROWS

SEPHORA PROFESSIONAL CLEAR NATURAL MASCARA
PHILOSOPHY THE SUPERNAUTRAL BROW PENCIL

THE BROW WHISPERER
Do your have unruly caterpillars for eyebrows. You know the kind that do whatever what THEY want to do. Or are your eyebrows sparse with missing patches of hair from "over-plucking"? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions then this post is just what you need! I have had many "brow blunders" myself over the years. There was a time when thin (eyebrows) was in and I of course plucked most of my eyebrows away. They ever grew back in as full or as long as they once were. So, now I am stuck with short, sparse, dinky eyebrows.

FILL IN THE BLANKS
I like to use Philosophy, The Supernatural Brow Pencil to fill in the "empty spaces" in my eyebrows. The pencil is very easy to use and gives me long lasting results. The color easily blends in with my natural eyebrow color and it stays put even if it gets wet. The best part is the opposite end of this brow pencil has a spooley to groom and "comb" any wild hairs back into place. This spooley works well for my fine haired eyebrows but what's a girl to do when her eyebrows aren't so easy to tame?

BROW BEATER
For the girl who has wants a clean well groomed brow line but has eyebrows that need to be whipped into shape, try using a clear mascara like Sephora Professional Clear Natural Mascara. Clear Mascara smooths wild hairs into place giving you professional looking results. The Sephora Professional Clear Natural Mascara works like "hairspray" for your brows, keeping them perfectly in place.

Please let me know what you do to tame your brows. Till then! B.

SEPHORA PROFESSIONAL CLEAR NATURAL MASCARA
PHILOSOPHY SUPERNATURAL BROW PENCIL
http://www.sephora.com/
http://www.philosophy.com/
September 22, 2009

BEAUTY AND CELEBRITY NEWS

HERE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE LINKS FOR TODAY

Heather Locklear Plans On Returning To Melrose Place (YeaH!!), People Magazine

Is Suri Cruise Too Young To Wear Heels?, Glamour Magazine

How You Can Get Supermodel Sexy Hair Like Gisele, Glamour Magazine

Get These Top Model Beauty Tips That Work In Real Life, Glamour Magazine

BRIT'S BEAUTY BITS

BRIT'S BEAUTY BITS


When I come across good beauty tips I feel like I must share my new found wisdom with others. I got my October edition of Self Magazine a couple of days ago and it had an article titled "The Busy Girl's Guide To Beauty". This article is a compilation of beauty tips from it's readers. If you can get the magazine I think you definitely should or you can go on line to their website to check it out. I will put their web address at the bottom of my blog today.


1. The first tip I liked and tried out myself is posted by UrsulaM and she says that she uses hair conditioner on her legs for shaving cream. The reason, is that it protects skin from nicks and skin irritation. I tried it myself and not only does it protect skin but my legs were unbelievably soft.

2. How to get rid of self tanner streaks and mistakes (I love this tip!). amkgraphics posts that you should use acetone nail polish remover to get rid any self tanner streaks or stains on your hands from applying the tanner. I also tried this one out and the acetone nail polish remover instantly removed all signs of my faux tanning troubles!!

3. Melanie posted how to make lipstick last. She says that she uses a neutral eyeshadow on her lips before putting on lipstick. This helps to lock in color and gives you longer lasting results. I have in the past used loose powder on my lips to achieve the same results. Yesterday I tried using a neutral eyeshadow on my lips before lipstick application and it did make my lipstick color last longer.

4. For clear skin Nancy posts , slice the top off of a strawberry and rub it on your face. Wait 10 minutes and wash it off. The Self Magazine article continues on to say that fruits like strawberries contain good stuff for your skin like antioxidants such as Vit C and the seeds act like tiny exfoliators for the skin. The article also says that oranges and lemons work just as well as, if not better than strawberries.


These are just a few a my favorite beauty bits from the Self Magazine article. Please let me know of any of your beauty tricks. Till then! B.

http://www.self.com/
September 21, 2009

CELEBRITY AND BEAUTY NEWS

HERE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE LINKS FOR TODAY

Check Out Some Of The Emmys Best Dressed Like Heidi Klum, Blake Lively And Drew Barrymore, People Magazine

See Where Your Favorite Celebs Got Their Styles From, People Magazine

Get The 2009 Best Beauty Trends From Self Magazine, Self Magazine

Kristen Bell, Kristen Davis And Malin Akerman On The Cover Of This Month's Self Magazine, Self Magazine

NAIL POLISH

CHANEL NAIL POLISH

THE NEW WAY TO "GO GREEN"
I love the color green. I love to add some green to my outfits through bracelets, rings and necklaces but green nail polish? Like most women my age green is probably one of the last colors I would choose for my own nails. Right? Wrong. My latest " fling with green" is with Chanel Nail Colour in Jade. This nail color is a cool, minty green that is not too bright and not too dark. Chanel Nail Colour in Jade is a "mature" version of green. I have to admit that I was somewhat concerned that green nails on me might look like I was playing around with my daughter's nail polish. I definitely did not want to look like I was trying to be 16 again! But to my surprise, the Jade nail polish looked very nice on my hands. Although I would not suggest wearing this nail polish to the office, I would recommend it for the weekend.
NAIL TIPS
As with most bold nail colors, nail length should be kept short. Be sure that when you are painting your nails you take your time. Slow and steady strokes will allow the nail polish to look smooth and neat. I like to follow up with a clear coat of nail polish for added shine and color protection. Also, remember that when you are wearing a bolder nail color like the Chanel Nail Colour in Jade let your nails be the one doing the talking. Meaning that your clothes should not be as bold of a color as your nails. I love to "keep it simple" when I am wearing the Chanel Nail Color in Jade. My favorite pair of jeans, white t-shirt, brown jacket and a simple bracelet with a touch of jade in it is all I need for a relaxed weekend look.

Please let me know what you think of "going green" with the Chanel Nail Colour in Jade. Till then! B. Text Color

CHANEL NAIL COLOUR
http://www.chanel.com/
September 19, 2009

CELEBRITY FALL BEAUTY TRENDS

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Best and Worst Celebrity Fall Beauty Trends

From Scarlett Johansson to Megan Fox, see which celebs nailed the hottest hair and makeup trends and which ones, er, didn't


Just because something is a trend doesn't mean everyone should try it -- as these celebrity photos prove. See which A-listers mastered the latest looks and which ones should stick to their classic hair and makeup styles next time.

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September 18, 2009

URBAN DECAY

URBAN DECAY FLAVORED BODY POWDER

T.G.I.F (THANK GOD I'M FEMALE!)
It's Friday!! I hope you had a great week and an even better weekend! Today I wanted to share with you a fun beauty product that I have recently tried, Urban Decay Flavored Body Powder. I love using body powder especially after my shower and I just happen to come across the Urban Decay Flavored Body Powder at Sephora and I thought I'd give it a whirl! Urban Decay Flavored Body Powder gives your body a sexy, shimmering sheen and it actually improves the look of your tan. The packaging is so cute and I love the leopard print powder puff, very sheik! I like to dust my shoulders, neck, decolletage and legs with this powder to give my skin a little sexy shimmer.

I HAVE GOOD TASTE
The added bonus of this powder is that it is edible or rather I mean "lick-able". Yes, you can really lick this powder. Urban Decay Flavored Body Powder comes in honey (my fav), cocoa and marshmallow flavored. Okay, I will admit to you that I did lick my own arm just to taste it and it does taste good! This is definitely a fun product for you to share with the one you LOVE. The only problem that I have with the Urban Decay Flavored Body Powder is that it smells and tastes good to dogs too. When I am wearing the powder on my legs my dog ,a Shi-Poo named Belle, follows me all around the house and tries to lick my legs when she can. She is at calf level so my legs are always at mouth level for her (lol).

So, have some fun this weekend and please let me know what you think of Urban Decay Flavored Body Powder. Till then! B.

URBAN DECAY FLAVORED BODY POWDER
www.urbandecay
September 17, 2009

BARE MINERALS

BARE MINERALS CONCEALER

ARE YOU HIDING SOMETHING FROM ME?
Yesterday I talked about the many areas I have on my face that need to be disguised and I briefly mentioned that I do use concealer/ foundation to hide my flaws. Today, I wanted to talk about the fantastic foundation that I use to give me an even, smooth looking complexion, Bare Minerals! Bare Minerals is a powder form of foundation/ concealer that gives your skin a "flawless appearance". Now, I know that many of you out there do not believe that a powder foundation can provide the same coverage as its' liquid predecessors but I am here to tell you that it definitely does!!

THE GREAT COVER UP
There has not been a bigger cover up of an area since Area 51 than my face! Dark circles, pimple scars and of course my new age spot all require concealer for cover up. I like to use my Bare Minerals Foundation as my concealer. I simply dip the Bare Minerals concealer brush into the powder foundation and apply it under my eyes and to all my other areas that need to be "concealed". Then I use the large fluffy brush and sweep some of the powder foundation over the rest of my face. All of my areas of concern are easily concealed and my face has a very healthy, natural looking glow. No "cakey looking" cover up, no weird line of foundation along your neck, it will NOT enhance the appearance of lines and wrinkles and best of all this foundation will not clog pores which of course means....no pimples!

DARE TO TO GET BARE
If you are looking for a new concealer that delivers a natural looking "cover up" then I would suggest trying the Bare Minerals Foundation and Concealers. Liquid concealers sometimes do not blend in as well as the powder concealers and they can actually make your "blemish" look worse. Please let me know what you think. Till then! B.
Also, this product has been awarded the http://www.britneysbeautymark.com/ designation, for superior beauty products.

BARE MINERALS FOUNDATION
http://www.bareminerals.com/
September 16, 2009

TOTAL BEAUTY'S REPORT ON 11 SKIN CARE SERUMS

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The 11 Worst Skin Care Serums

Hoping for an anti-aging miracle? You won't find it with these products


Some anti-aging products can completely revamp how our skin looks. Unfortunately, the serums on this list either didn't do much at all, or gave our readers worse skin (yikes!). Check them out, so you know what not to try.

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No. 11: Origins Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Eye Serum, $45

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.5


"The eye serum irritates my skin and burns my eyes ..."

No. 10: Olay Regenerist Targeted Tone Enhancer, $21.79

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.5


Even after "eight weeks" or using "the entire tube" readers "have not noticed a change ..."

No. 9: Fusion Beauty LiftFusion Face Lift, $140

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.4


"I didn't feel any of the benefits that were advertised, and cost per use was approximately $40 ..."

Want to see what's the worst? Click here!

CELEBRITY AND BEAUTY NEWS

HERE ARE A FEW LINKS THAT I LOVE TODAY

Long Lush Lower Lashes? They're Makin A Comeback, Elle Magazine

Get Model Jessica Stam's Favorite Beauty Items, Elle Magazine

Check Out Who Made People Magazine's Best Dressed, People Magazine

DDF FADE GEL 4

DDF FADE GEL 4

I DON'T LIKE YOUR TONE MISSY!
For a spilt second there I flashed back to my teenage years. I can't tell you how many times I heard "I don't like your tone Missy". It is amazing how things come full circle in life. This time I am not talking about the tone of my voice rather I am talking about the tone of my skin. This Summer will be one to remember for me. Not because of all the fun my family and I had but because I got my first "age spot" (no, I am not happy). Even though I SPF'ed my face I still got an age spot. At first I thought my "spot" was dirt ( I know, I am stupid) but once it wouldn't wash off I knew what it really was.

SEE SPOT RUN (AND HOPEFULLY NEVER COME BACK!)
Although my age spot may not be huge, I still want to get rid of it. I also have light scars on my face from pimples past ( my best piece of advice, NEVER pick at pimples because they leave ugly scars) and up until now the only way I would treat my uneven skin tone was to cover it up. Getting my age spot has inspired me to investigate products that fade scars and age spots. I am using DDF Fade Gel 4 to fade my unsightly spots and so far so good. DDF Fade Gel 4 contains hydroquinone which is newest and best ingredient in fading sun spots and other uneven areas. I have found that after using this product for a few weeks my "areas of concern" are less evident. DDF Fade Gel 4 is a good choice for those of us who are looking to fade spots and regain an even skin tone. I found that this product was gentle on my skin and did not cause me to break out.

BRIT'S NIT PICKS
This product has a price tag of $56, so I am not sure if I will continue with DDF Fade Gel 4 or I will search out another product with a lower price tag.

Please let me know what you think of DDF Fade Gel 4 Till then! B.
DDF Fade Gel 4
http://www.ddfskincare.com/
September 15, 2009

BUMBLE AND BUMBLE DEFRIZZ

COCKTAILS ANYONE?
I have recently read an article in Cosmopolitan Magazine about "hair cocktails" which basically is a combination of two or more hair products. By mixing your very own personalized hair concoction you give your hair exactly what it needs. I don't know about anyone else , but I have been doing this for years and years. My hair's needs change as often as I change my mind (just ask my husband, it happens a lot!). And not only that but my hair has as many issues as Britney Spears and I have yet to find that 1 special product that can fix it all!!

HAPPY (HAIR) HOUR
Move over Martinis, there's a new cocktail in town! I love playing "hairtender"! It is always fun mixing and creating new cocktails for my tresses. You can adjust your "formula" to meet the changing needs of your hair day to day. My newest "cocktail" creation is my "De-Fuzzy Naval". I mix equal parts of Bumble and Bumble defrizz with Fresh Sake hair cream for smooth hair with lots of sexy body and texture.
Please let me know what is your favorite hair cocktail. Till then! B.

http://www.bumbleandbumble.com/
September 14, 2009

BEAUTY REVIEW OF "SEX AND THE CITY"

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Best and Worst of "Sex and the City"

Get your SATC fix with the girls' best and worst looks over the years


If you're waiting in anxious anticipation for "Sex and the City 2" you've got a way to go. But you can get a fix right now by indulging in our gallery of the girls' best and worst looks over the years.

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BOBBI BROWN METALLIC EYE SHADOW

BOBBI BROWN METALLIC EYE SHADOW

SHE HAD FIRE IN HER EYES
Copper colored eye shadow is the "it girl' of eye makeup right now. Celebs like Charlize Theron and Jessica Alba have been spotted with copper eyes. At first I wasn't sure if I liked the whole "copper thing" for eyes because I thought it made eyes look red. However, after playing around with and testing out copper colored eye shadow on myself, I now can see why copper is popular this season. I found that bold colors such as copper come in many beautiful shades that will flatter any and all skin tones. I have blonde hair and fair skin so my best bet copper is Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in "Bonfire". This eye shadow is a soft shade of copper that will bring a subtle "fire" to your eyes. If you have a darker skin tone try a deeper shade of copper like Covergirl's Queen Collection Eye Shadow in Copper Penny!

K.I.S.S (KEEP IT SIMPLE, SEXY!)
After playing around with the Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Bonfire, I found that copper shadow should only be applied to your eyelid (lash line to crease). Do not extend the shadow past the brow bone. Copper toned eye shadow is one of those colors where less is DEFINITELY more! To finish off my eyes I used a brown eyeliner and black mascara (just on my top lashes) and that was it! I had fun, flirty, sexy eyes and the best part was that it did not take long to achieve this look.
I must also let you know that when you are using bold colors on your eyes like the Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Bonfire do not to over do the rest of your makeup. Nude lip gloss on the lips and Earth toned cheeks is all you will need to look fab-u-lous this Fall!

PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS?
Please let me know what you think of copper eyes. Till then! B. Don't forget to check out my shopping mall at http://www.britneysshoppingmall.com/ for all your beauty needs!

http://www.bobbibrown.com/
BOBBI BROWN METALLIC EYE SHADOW
September 13, 2009

FALL'S HOTTEST HAIRSTYLES

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Find Out How to Wear Fall's Hottest Hairstyle

Follow these how-tos and tips to get your most playful hairstyle ever


Eli Thomas, owner of Thomas Chance Hairdressing in Santa Monica, Calif. shows you how to transform medium-length straight hair into a fun, tousled style (a la Hayden Panettiere, Blake Lively and Jennifer Aniston). With just a few key styling items, you'll be set!

See the how-to

September 12, 2009

TRANSFORMING AGING SKIN

TotalBeauty.com
Seven Ingredients That Can Transform Aging Skin

These expert-recommended super hero products can fight skin cancer and stop time


Every year a new batch of buzz ingredients appears in skin care products, promising to stop time and reverse damage ... but which ones really work miracles? We consulted clinical skin care experts to find out which ingredients they believe in the most. See why these skin savers made the list -- and where to find them.

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September 11, 2009

L'OREAL TELESCOPIC EXPLOSION MASCARA

L'OREAL PARIS TELESCOPIC EXPLOSION MASCARA

BRITNEY'S WHAT'S HOT AND NEW BEAUTY REVIEW

THE OUTER FRINGE
L'Oreal Paris has done it again. My first mascara crush was L'Oreal Voluminous now I have fallen head over heels in love with their newest mascara masterpiece, L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion. This mascara has taken my short, stubby, dinky little lashes to all new, unheard of lengths. I have unbelievable length, definition and I have found new lashes that I never even knew I had. It is all most like false lashes in a tube. (Can you tell that I am a little excited about this product?). The true genius behind this mascara is the brush.

SMALLER IS BETTER
The brush from the L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara is a small ball with soft, tiny bristles all around it. This allows you to apply mascara to every single teeny, tiny, almost invisible lash you can find and it even coats the lashes that you didn't even know you had, thus creating long, defined "fan like" lashes!! L'Oreal describes their brush as a "Flexi-Globe" that lets you apply mascara from every angle possible. This mascara is great for all eye shapes and sizes because it "grabs" and separates each eyelash and then evenly applies a smooth coat of mascara root to tip. The result, highly defined, longer looking, fan-fabulous lashes! I also love that L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara contains Pro-Vitamin B5, jojoba oil and palm oil for conditioning so my lashes get a little extra "lash lovin" while looking great!

BRIT'S NIT PICKS
I had no "nit picks" with this mascara. This mascara goes on very smooth and even. I had no clumps, flakes or smudges and because of the shape and size of the brush I had no "over spray" on my eyelids or below my lower lash line (I hate when that happens!). L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara will be available in stores this November for $9.49 ( a total bargain!) Also, just as an aside, I will be placing this mascara in my Beauty Mark on my blog. This is my area where I put my choices for the best of the best beauty products. Please be sure to stop by and check it out at http://www.britneysbeautymark.com/!


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

http://www.lorealparis.com/
L'OREAL PARIS TELESCOPIC EXPLOSION MASCARA
September 10, 2009

CELEBRITY AND BEAUTY NEWS

HERE ARE SOME OF THE LINKS THAT I LOVE TODAY

See What Pink, Kelly Clarkson And Others Favorite VMA Moments Are, People Magazine

American Idol News Ellen DeGeneres Is Taking Over For Paula Abdul, People magazine

Kim Cattrall Goes Totally 80's, Sex In The City, People Magazine

Tyra banks Goes Weave Free On Her Talk Show, People Magazine

REVLON RUNWAY COLLECTION ARTIFICIAL NAILS


REVLON RUNWAY COLLECTION ARTIFICIAL NAILS

HANDS DOWN, REVLON IS A WINNER
For those who are not familiar with my story, I am nail challenged. My nails are thin and break easily. I have never been able to grow out my nails and have "pretty hands". As we all know, you can have a killer dress, perfect hair and makeup but if your nails aren't nicely manicured your look is not complete! Revlon makes "home made," professional looking nails easy for anyone. Revlon Runway Collection Artificial Nails brings runway inspired fashion right to your fingertips!

THE FRENCH MANI GETS A MAKEOVER
Revlon Runway Collection Artificial Nails takes the every day french mani and gives it a splash of style. These new colors and designs will be sure to compliment your Fall look. Styles range from fun and flirty to sassy and sophisticated and will be sure to please all. These nails are perfect for a special occasion or if you just want to add a little pizazz to your every day mani. Revlon Runway Collection Nails gave me a professional looking manicure without the $60 price tag. They are very easy to apply and I have found that my nails stayed on for 7 days. Everything that you need to apply the nails is included in the kit! So check out Revlon Runway Nails and treat yourself to beautiful, fashionable looking nails today!

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

P.S Don't forget to check out my shopping mall at http://www.britneysshoppingmall.com/ for all your beauty and fashion needs!

REVLON RUNWAY COLLECTION ARTIFICIAL NAILS

http://www.revlon.com/
September 09, 2009

CELEBRITY AND BEAUTY NEWS

HERE ARE SOME OF THE LINKS THAT I LOVE.

See What Celebs Like Blake Lively And Sarah Jessica Parker Are Wearing While On Set, People Magazine

Fashion Must Haves For Fall, Victoria Beckham, People Magazine

Professional Tips On The Best Techniques And Colors for Your Eyes, Elle Magazine

Check Out Victoria Beckham As Elle's Cover Girl For October, Elle Magazine

JUARA INVIGORATING COFFEE SCRUB- MORNING BREW

JUARA INVIGORATING COFFEE SCRUB

MY NEW FAVORITE CUP OF JAVA
How do you like your morning coffee? Normally, I like mine hazelnut flavored with cream and Equal sugar substitute. Hey, I gotta save calories where I can! Lately though, I have been taking my "morning joe", black and in a scrub form. Juara Invigorating Coffee Scrub is my new favorite morning "brew" to give my skin and senses a "wake-up call". This scrub uses Indonesian Coffee Beans to cleanse and exfoliate tired, dry skin. Why use coffee beans in skin care you may ask? Coffee has been shown to provide many benefits for your skin such as increased circulation. They also contain powerful antioxidants to help fight the forces of free-radicals (the bad stuff that causes signs of aging) and coffee has been shown to tighten skin.

MORNING PERK-UP
Juara Invigorating Coffee Scrub smells like heaven to me. I love the scent of freshly ground coffee especially in the morning. This scrub lathers into a gentle foam to remove dead, rough skin and leaves your skin super soft, smooth and silky. I guess that this is just one more reason why I LOVE coffee!!!!

Please visit Juara at my shopping mall at http://www.britneysshoppingmall.com/ for all your Juara skin care needs. Till then! B.

JUARA INVIGORATING COFFEE SCRUB