June 30, 2010


Fresh Citron de Vigne Body Lotion 10 oz

Fresh Citron de Vigne Body Lotion my fave sumertime body lotion!

Nothing feels better than a refreshing shower after a long, hot day at the beach!  My favorite "after shower," summer-time scent is a fresh, "citrusy" smelling body lotion.  In my opinion nothing smells better! Right now I am completely loving the new Fresh Citron De Vigne Body Lotion.  The fresh Citron De Vigne Body Lotion has a luxurious, creamy texture and the scent is oh-so amazing!  Sweet, clean and intoxicating.  If you are looking for a body lotion that really pampers your skin and senses then be sure to check out the Fresh Citron Ce Vigne Body Lotion! read on for the official details from Bluemercury.com!

FRESH CITRON DE VIGNE BODY LOTION is a nourishing formula with vitamins C and E that is infused with a citrus sparkling scent inspired by France’s Champagne region. It is enriched with moisturizing shea butter to hydrate dry skin and antioxidant-rich vitamins to soften and protect. 10oz

The sun-drenched days, earthy vines, and sparkling wines of France’s Champagne region were the inspiration for the effervescent Citron de Vigne scent. An innovative heart note of a pinot noir accord—comprised of bergamot, dark almond, musk, white sandalwood, and rose—is combined with bubbling citrus top notes and an earthy base, resulting in a crisp and sensual blend ideal for both men and women.

- Shea butter nourishes and restores dry skin
- Vitamins C and E are rich in antioxidants and soften and protect the skin
June 29, 2010


Make your bronze (real or fake) look its best this Summer with the Laura Mercier Body Bronzing Makeup!

You worked hard to get the bronze of your dreams now be sure to keep that sexy glow looking its absolute best!  I recently tried out and fell ahead over heels in love with the Laura Mercier Body Bronze Makeup and I had to share my new find with all of you.  This is a "bronzy", shimmery gel that you apply to wherever you want a little extra shimmer and color.  It instantly warms your skin tone and adds a beautiful bronzy, golden glow to your skin.  It works well on skin that is naturally sun-kissed or on skin that has a "faux glow". The scent reminds me of a tropical island getaway, with yummy flavors like coconut and pineapple.  It goes on smooth and left my skin feeling silky and looking sexy!  But what I LOVED most about the Laura Mercier Body Bronzing Makeup is how it "magically" made my annoying little spider veins (yes, I unfortunately have them thanks to hereditary and pregnancy) barely noticeable!

Laura Mercier Body Bronzing Makeup 5 oz
So,why not check out the Laura Mercier Body Bronzing Makeup for an even better looking bronze?  Please let me know what you think.  Till then! B. 

The Official Product Details (Bluemercury.com)
Laura Mercier Body Bronzing Makeup

Laura Mercier Body Bronzing Makeup instantly reveals healthy, radiant, bronzed skin without long-term commitment. The satiny smooth formula with light reflective particles helps disguise imperfections while adding a subtle all-over sheen. Lightly scented with the Almond Coconut Milk, Body Bronzing Makeup is streak-free, transfer resistant and easily washes off when ready. Available for a limited time only. 5 oz
June 23, 2010


Hot, humid and sweltering.  This are the words that I would use to describe the weather conditions at my daughter's graduation from elementary school this morning! Conditions such as the ones I just described are a recipe for a  makeup disaster.  My mascara, eyeliner and eyeshadow always slide off my face in these conditions.  To make my "makeup matters" worse , I am a total baby when it comes to things such as my children's graduations, plays etc.  I ALWAYS wind up crying, happy tears of course but tears none the less and my makeup especially my mascara runs down my face.  However,  last year I learned a valuable lesson at my older daughter's graduation, be sure to wear my L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara !!!.

Loreal Voluminous Waterproof Volume Building Eye Mascara, Black -1 Ea
So, this morning prior to attending the graduation I put a thick coat of the L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara on.  Yes, I cried, yes, I sweat terribly but my mascara looked great and stayed perfectly in place.  Not only does the L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara hold its own against water and humidity but it also does a superb job at making my limp lashes look long, dark and thick!  So, if you will be spending time in humid conditions or splashing it up in the water this Summer be sure you have a good waterproof mascara like the L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara.  Please let me know what you think.  Till then!  B. 
June 22, 2010


What would  Summer be without a sexy, pink lip gloss?  It's like cereal and milk , they just go together!  My "perfect pink" for my pout is the NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight.  The color is beautiful and I LOVE the shine.  MY lips are left soft, smooth and kissable. Tickle your lips pink this summer with a fun, flirty, sheer lip gloss like the NARS Lip Gloss, Turkish Delight!  Pink not your thing?  Then check out ALL the other unbelievably beautiful shades of Summer for your lips from NARS! Here's the official details from NARS Cosmetics.
"Serious shine and sexy color in sheer, creamy and semi-sheer formulas. Extremely wearable and versatile shades, lip gloss may be worn alone or over other lip products for heightened drama".

"1.Ultra-shiny and highly pigmented
2.Convenient wand application
3.Iconic shades"

NARS Turkish Delight is "ideal alone or over other lip color An irresistible pink sorbet hue, this ultra sexy gloss perfectly complements daytime bronzed skin or a smokey eye for a gorgeous red carpet look" (http://www.narscosmetics.com/)


Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr get engaged!  I'm sure this news, although wonderful for the newly engaged couple will sadden many guys and gals alike! Can you just imagine how gorgeous their children will be!
27476, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - Wednesday January 14 2009. **UK AND USA USE ONLY** Orlando Bloom takes his Australian supermodel girlfriend Miranda Kerr home after dining at the trendy Katsuya sushi restaurant in West Hollywood. Photograph: © Juan Soliz, PacificCoastNews.com ****** UK OFFICE: 131 225 3333/3322 US OFFICE: 1 310 261 9676

Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr Engaged!
Monday – June 21, 2010 – 1:23pm
Sorry, ladies: Orlando Bloom is getting hitched.
The actor, 33, and supermodel Miranda Kerr "are engaged," his rep tells US Magazine.
The two have been tight-lipped about their relationship ever since they began dating in 2007 (they met through a friend).

"Everyone asks me to talk about him and they get really annoyed with me when I say no," Kerr, 27, told New York Post's Page Six magazine in 2008. "But if you want to know about him, why don't you go and ask him? I'm sorry, but that's just how it is."

They dogged engagement rumors earlier this year, with Kerr telling Britain's Hello! magazine: "I think Orlando is an incredible man and he’s a very genuine and authentic individual. I’m grateful that he’s in my life. No, we’re not engaged. You can’t always believe everything you read!”

For the rest of this article click here
Congratulations to Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr on their engagement!
June 21, 2010


It's 10 pm. Time to remove your makeup and start your nightly skin care regimen. A serum here, a cream there. Fifteen minutes in the morning, 15 at night. With all the effort you put into your skin, it's hard not to dread the entire ordeal; and frankly, finding the time isn't easy either. (Trust us -- we feel your pain.) So in case you're wondering, is this all really necessary? So, totalbeauty.com turned to the pros: New York City dermatologist, Sapna Westley and Mary Lupo, board certified dermatologist in New Orleans, La. to find out why you should keep up that routine -- day and night. The preceding article was written by Susan Yara from totalbeauty.com. To read the rest of this article click on the following link "8 Reasons Skin Care Regimens Work".

Dermatologists dish eight reasons why we should keep putting on the lotions and potions

Do Skin Care Routines Actually Work?

BritneysBeautyBlog.com skin care article
Skin pros nudge us to keep taking care of our skin day and night and tell why it really works.
Here are some of the skin care products mentioned in this great skin care article:

Olay Regenerist Skin Care Starter Trio Pack, 1 Kit Olay Definity Skin Care Starter Trio Pack, 1 Kit Olay Total Effects Skin Care Starter Trio Pack, 1 Kit
Olay Regenerist Skin Care Starter Trio Pack, 1 Kit
Olay Definity Skin Care Starter Trio Pack, 1 Kit
Olay Total Effects Skin Care Starter Trio Pack, 1 Kit


Check out the "lighter side" of Demi Lovato.  The star of Sonny with a Chance trades in her trademark shiny, jet, black locks for a lighter mane!  I think she looks great but then again when you have a  face as pretty as Demi Lovato's you can probably get away with any hair color! Check out the rest of the story from US Magazine.com.

Credit: Michael Tran/FilmMagic; BAUER-GRIFFIN.COM

Newly Single Demi Lovato Debuts Lighter 'Do
"Newly single Demi Lovato is sporting lighter locks in the wake of her recent breakup with ex Joe Jonas.

"I love, love, love my new hair! It's so light!" Lovato, 17, Twittered Monday. "I have blonde in my hair. Ahhhhh"

The Sonny With a Chance star -- who sported a jet black mane in late May -- also Tweeted that she "fixed some highlights" before jetting off to "an exotic location for a week of vacation!"

"When she returns, Lovato will join Jonas, 20, for the Camp Rock tour beginning July 29 in San Antonio, Texas" ( UsMagazine.com)

For the rest of this article click here Demi's hot new "do"


Learn how to trim your own bangs the correct way!
Most of us who have bangs have found ourselves on the wrong end of the hair trimming scissors after an impulsive bang trimming episode. I definitely have just ask my hairdresser. I have more than once given myself an awful bang trim because I was in a rush and I never learned how to do it the correct way. My bangs tend to grow out fast which requires me to have them trimmed often but I don't always have the time to run to my hairdresser so, I like to trim them myself. Check out this video to learn how to trim your bangs the right way!

June 18, 2010


Creed Virgin Island Water
"Inspired by a sailing adventure Mr. CREED enjoyed with his son, Virgin Island Water captures the tropical splendor of scents carried in the trade winds of Sir Francis Drake Channel near Ginger Island in the Caribbean. It is an exotic blend of Lime from Jamaica, white Bergamot and Mandarin from Sicily with Herbaceous notes, Ylang Ylang and Jasmine from India on a base of Musk from Tonkin,Tropical woods, Coconut and Tiare Flower".(Info from http://www.bluemercury.com/)

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there who have done and given sooo much of themselves to us! We  love you you!

I know that the idea of giving cologne on Father's Day seems so Ho-Hum, but I must make an exception in this case. Giving your guy a sexy, exciting scent from Creed this father' Day is anything but Ho-Hum!!  I don't know about you but for me nothing smells better than my hubby in the Summer!  Take a long relaxing day at the beach, mix in that "just out of the shower" feel  and add in a splash of a sexy, summery masculine scent and I've got all I need!  This year my husband's signature summer scent is the Creed Virgin Island Water.  It's cool, exotic and intoxicating, everything I love in a men's fragrance!  Be sure to check out this scent and all the other fabulous Creed scents. There are sooo many wonderful ones to choose from you will find yourself having a hard time deciding which one you love most!  Please let me know which Creed fragrance is your and your man's fave scent.  Till then!  B.
June 17, 2010


Totalbeauty.com gave celebrity makeup artist and beauty brand founder Napoleon Perdis a challenge: create six gorgeous makeup looks that can be done in four minutes or less. He accepted their challenge, which may not seem like a difficult one, but for a man who spends hours beautifying faces for magazine covers, music videos and the red carpet, it's no small feat.

He created beautiful face charts of makeup looks, then Total Beauty editors tried and tested them (while the clock was ticking) in order to prove that they do, in fact, take less than four minutes (and are doable for non-makeup artist types). But before we reveal the looks to you -- and the products you'll need to recreate them, here are a few general makeup tips from Mr. Perdis: To see these great tips for fabulous makeup looks click on the following link "Makeup Looks That Take Less Than 4 Minutes".  The preceding article was written By Kristen Oldham Giordani from totalbeauty.com.

My featured product in this post is the Napoleon Perdis China Doll Eyeliner, you can find more information about this product below.  As always beauty rocks, so keep on looking your best.

Total Beauty editors take one for the team to put these quickie looks to the test and get their mug shots, er, photos taken

Four-Minute Makeup Looks
BritneysBeautyBlog.com celebrity makeup article
Celeb makeup artist created six four-minute makeup looks -- can they realistically be done? Our editors prove it.
Here are some great makeup items available for purchase:

Napoleon Perdis Barely Blushing - Barely Rouge Flirt! Lip & Cheek Tint Stick (.15 oz) Bittersweet Pink Napoleon Perdis China Doll Eyeliner 0.23 oz.

Napoleon Perdis Barely Blushing - Barely Rouge
Flirt! Lip & Cheek Tint Stick (.15 oz) Bittersweet Pink
Napoleon Perdis China Doll Eyeliner 0.23 oz.

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Finding the best sunscreen can be a difficult ask.  You want one that protects your skin but without all the stickiness and greasiness.  I have found one that I would consider to be a best sunscreen because it works great AND it won't cost you an arm and leg.  After reading an Elle Magazine on-line interview with the lovely Brooklyn Decker, I decided to try out the sunscreen that she said she has used.  Brooklyn said that during the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition photo-shoot she used the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock Body Mist SPF 45 "because it gives a glistening sheen that actually makes you look gorgeous and glowy" (according to Brooklyn)  Well, if it is good enough to protect Brooklyn's skin than it will definitely be good enough to use on my "not-so-famous skin"!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock Body Mist SPF 45, 5-Ounce (Pack of 2)
After using the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunblock SPF 45 I would say that it is my choice for  best sunscreen.  I love that it is a fine mist, spray-on sunscreen (less mess left on my hands!) and it really does leave your skin looking "glowy and gorgeous".  My daughters also love using this sunscreen because it is sooo easy to apply.  They are fair skinned and tend to burn easily and after a day at the beach while wearing the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunblock SPF 45 they had NO sunburn what-so-ever!! (remember to reapply!)  They just can't figure out why they are still so white after spending a day beachside. They are at an age where they want to be tanned and don't really care about the problems associated with sun exposure.  So, I sneak in a high SPF sunscreen when they aren't paying attention to what they're putting on!  Please let me know about your best sunscreen  Till then!  B. 


Smokey eyes are probably one of my favorite, if not my absolute favorite look for eyes!  Smokey eyes make "maturing" eyes like mine look softer and younger and it also works great for  "youthful eyes" making eyes pop with color! Although it does take some practice to get the smokey eyes look just right, it is well worth your time and patience!!  I always thought that the smokey eye was something you could only achieve with black shadow and liner but  I could not have been MORE wrong!  Sexy, smokey eyes are possible with most eye makeup shades so don't be afraid to play around and experiment with new and different colors! 

For a super, simple smokey eye check out the Tarina Tarantino Magic Hour Smudge Pen.  This is a creamy-powder, shadow/liner pen that helps you achieve a stunning smokey eye.  It comes in a variety of  highly pigmented, eye-catching and eye-popping colors, my faves are the "Smokey Topaz" and "Aurum".  The Tarina Tarantino Magic Hour Smudge Pen is compact and makeup bag friendly so you can touch up your smoldering, smokey eyes in an instant.  Please let me know what you think.  Till then!  B.
June 16, 2010


Summer beauty in a snap from Clinique Cosmetics!

Clinique Cosmetics is at it again. Making us look fashionable and beautiful for less! New from Clinique Cosmetics comes their Suddenly Summer Makeup Collection which contains all you need to get gorgeous this Summer! Their latest all inclusive Summer time inspired collection contains all the hottest makeup colors necessary for sexy summer time you! Get sultry eyes, pouts that beg to be kissed and a bashful flush with the Suddenly Summer Collection. Each kit also contains a very popular Clinique Cosmetics moisturizer that will quench your skin's Summer thirst. All this and more comes in an ultra-cool floral print tote.

There are 2 different makeup collections to choose from depending on your "makeup mood".  The "Instant Pretty" collection contains all you need to achieve a natural looking beautiful you.  To dial up some drama check out the "Instant Drama" collection.  Both are very pretty and flattering and they cost ONLY $32.50 with any Clinique Cosmetics purchase, what a deal! (info from http://www.clinique.com/ ). Please let me know what you think about Clinique Cosmetics.  Till then!  B.
June 15, 2010


Of U.S. cities, which town is the fairest of them all? No, we're not talking waterfalls and flowers; we're talking people. And since beauty is pretty much in the eye of the beholder, we admit, it's hard to tell who's top banana. There are so many qualities to consider: good looks (like having beautiful hair or clear skin), fit figures, brains, personality, charisma, sense of humor … and everyone's preferences are so different. But just for fun, we put good looks way up there. Jump ahead to see which towns made the list by clicking on the following link America's 11 Best-Looking Cities.  The preceding article was written By Charli Schuler from totalbeauty.com

Are California girls the prettiest? Check this list to find out

Cities with the Most Beautiful People
BritneysBeautyBlog.com beauty facts by city
All the cities on this list have one thing in common -- people with enviable skin and hair. See if your town made the cut (if not, it might be time to relocate).

Here are some of great skin care products that I enjoy using:

Olay Regenerist Skin Care Starter Trio Pack, 1 KitNeutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion, SPF-15, 2.5-Ounce Pump Bottles (Pack of 2)Olay Professional Pro-X Anti-Aging Starter Protocol, 1 Kit

Olay Regenerist Skin Care Starter Trio Pack, 1 Kit
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion, SPF-15
Olay Professional Pro-X Anti-Aging Starter Protocol, 1 Kit

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