Britney's Beauty Blog
October 30, 2010

HOLIDAY MAKEUP TIPS - FEATURING URBAN DECAY COWBOY BODY SHIMMER LOTION

All of the sudden my thoughts have been focused on what I will be wearing for the holidays. One thing that is always a constant for my "holiday look" is beautiful, shimmery skin.  I love the look of radiant, shimmering ( not sparkly) skin in soft candlelight!  A little shimmer on the body also helps skin look younger, smoother and more toned.  This year I will be slathering myself up with the Urban Decay Cowboy Body Shimmer Lotion. Not too glittery, just the right amount of shimmer to add a beautiful, healthy looking sheen to my skin.  Please let me know what you think of shimmery lotions. Is it a "do" or  a "don't" for you at the holidays?  Till then!  B.


Midnight Cowboy Body Shimmer Lotion (product details from Urban Decay.com)
We all know it: Mini skirts, halters, and bikinis look better with hydrated, radiant skin. Enter Midnight Cowboy Shimmer Body Lotion! Inspired by our best-selling Eyeshadow, this shimmering lotion is a veil of gold dust that leaves you looking like a million bucks. Midnight Cowboy contains the perfect amount of light reflecting micro-sparkles, but never looks juvenile, chunky, or theatrical. The beautiful sheen is subtle enough to wear to the beach, and glamorous enough to enhance your little black dress.

11 BEST AND WORST LIP AND CHEEK STAINS

See which makeup has Total Beauty readers looking all flushed and rosy-lipped and which ones are big disappointments

High- and Low-Rated Lip and Cheek Stains
This is a TotalBeauty.com make up tips article
Our readers weigh in on which lip and cheek stains are the best and which ones are the worst in their makeup bags.
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.1

The Worst: No. 3: Laura Mercier Lip Stain, $20
"The product simply does not do what it promises …"
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6

No. 2: CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain, $7.29
"They dry up SO FAST!"
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 7.8

The Best: No. 8: Stila Cherry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain, $24
"Not only does it look natural on my cheeks and lips it makes me look younger …"
October 28, 2010

MY BEST EXERCISE TIPS FOR WEIGHTLOSS AND TONING UP

39 HAS NOT BEEN KIND TO MY BEHIND!
Doing the same old exercise routine day after day not only gets boring but in doing so you wind up working one set of muscles and neglecting other areas.  Which leads me to my current "problem area".  You know that area on the back of your thighs, right below your tush-line?  For me this has to be the MOST DIFFICULT area to tone up as I get older!!!  No matter how many squats, lunges and dead lifts I do, that area is still a problem for me! It wasn't until I switched from my treadmill to a stationary bike that I started to notice an improvement in the appearance of my "problem area"!   I also found that since I have been using the bike my thighs look more tight and toned!  Talk about a good workout! 

Carole Lombard exercise Pictures, Images and Photos
I also added some resistance bands to my exercises routine to help tone up some stubborn areas and so far so good!  I found that alternating between free weights and resistance bands helps create nice definition in my muscles.  Please let me know what changes you have made in your exercise routine to mix things up a bit.  Till then!  B.

Check out some of these exercise products that I like to use to help me tone-up!

4 Green Resistance Bands - Light/Medium/Heavy/Super Heavy  Schwinn 120 Upright Exercise Bike  Shape: Ultimate Bikini Body Workout 

CELEBRITY WEDDING HAIR AND MAKEUP IDEAS

Let their glorious updos and glamorous makeup looks inspire you for your biggest beauty day ever

Look to the Stars for Wedding Hair and Makeup
Mystery Beauty Pick Of The Day Click Here
Celebs sport bridal-looking gowns all the time on the red carpet, so their hair and makeup could totally work for your wedding look.

Check out some of these amazing beauty products!

Sephora: The Ultimate Guide to Makeup, Skin, and Hair from the Beauty Authority  MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation 140 Soft Beige  CARGO blu_ray Polishing Cloths 20 ea   
October 27, 2010

BEAUTY QUIZ- HOW GOOD IS YOUR PM BEAUTY ROUTINE?

See if your skin care products are doing the work they should be while you sleep

How Effective Is Your PM Beauty Routine?
Mystery Beauty Pick Of The Day Click Here
A nighttime beauty routine is important -- take quiz to find out if you're using the best products for your skin.

Check out these great beauty products!

Bliss Peeling Groovy Facial Serum 1 fl oz (30 ml)  Laura Mercier Mega Moisturizer Creme With SPF 15 2 oz  Patricia Wexler Intensive Night Reversal & Repair Cream TM 

BEST FALSE EYELASHES- REVLON FANTASY LENGHTS

With Halloween just around the corner, my daughters have been going through all my makeup and beauty supplies trying to get their hands on all they need to complete their Halloween looks.  Of course black eyeliner, glitter spray and anything and everything sparkly was taken from my Halloween beauty bag of tricks and treats but there was 1 item that they both needed to complete their costumes, false eyelashes!  Fortunately, for them I happen to have a few packages of false lashes in my beauty stash.

false eyelashes Pictures, Images and Photos
When I wear false lashes I wear the Revlon Fantasy Lengths Lashes in LUSH.  Rather than 2 long strips of lashes the Revlon Fantasy Lengths in Lush gives you small, separate "clusters" of  lashes.  I find that these clusters are easier to apply than the long strips.  Sometimes I like to place lashes only on the outer part of my lashline rather than my entire lashline.  This size of falsie also makes it easier for me to apply to smaller eyes like my daughters ( I let them wear false lashes ONLY on Halloween, that's it!). The Fantasy Lashes are sooo easy to apply and remove and they give you that long, full, dream lashline you wish you were born with! 

So what's your favorite product in your Halloween beauty bag of tricks and treats? Drop me a comment and let me know!  Till then!  B. 

LOOKING FOR MORE FACEBOOK FANS AND LIKES!

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WHY CAN'T WE LIKE EACH OTHER?
Looking for more facebook fans and likes?  So am I!  Become a fan or like Britney's Beauty Blog on facebook and I will return the favor by becoming a fan and liking you on facebook!  What better way to keep up with your friends and get the latest beauty and style news then on facebook from BritneysBeautyBlog.com! Click on the facebook logo on the top of this page to become a fan and like Britney's Beauty Blog.
October 26, 2010

BRUSHLAB GIVEAWAY WINNER

AND THE WINNER IS...
Britney's Beauty Blog is proud to announce the winner of our Brushlab hair brush giveaway!  Congratulations to Sherry. W of New York.  Thanks to everyone who participated in the Brushlab Giveaway.  I appreciate you taking the time to visit my website and participate in my giveaways! I also invite you to come back and see what new beauty giveaways I have going on.

Check out these other exciting giveaways that are going on at Britney's Beauty Blog for a more beautiful you!

Enter To Win Fabulous Giveaways at Britney's Beauty Blog - Featuring Our Beauty Blowout! Enter for a chance to win these exciting beauty products for a more beautiful you!
New Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a set of self tanning products from Tan Towel including a 5 pack of Tan Towel Self Tanning Towelettes, 1 pack of their exfoliating towelettes and a bottle of their “On the Glow” moisturizer. Tan Towel is the easiest way to get an even, beautiful, golden tan without having to hit the tanning salon. Look great for the holidays with a beautiful tan!

Tan Towel, Sunless tanner, self tanner, tanning
Enter by clicking on the following link http://tinyurl.com/28djyqk

Win a tube of Trilash lash serum for thicker, fuller lashes!
Trilash lash serum, thicker eyelashes, fuller eyelashes
Enter by click on the following link http://tinyurl.com/2aep7d2
For smoother more even toned skin enter for a chance to win the Exuviance Performance Skin Peel Giveaway!
NeoStrata Exuviance Performance Peel, Beauty, Skincare
Click on the following link to enter the Exuviance Skin Peel Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/2fbdtmd
Thanks for checking out our giveaways!

LOOKING FOR MORE FACEBOOK FRIENDS

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WHY CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS
Making new friends on Facebook- Looking for some new friends?  So am I! Become a friend of Britney's Beauty Blog on Facebook and I will return the favor by becoming a friend of yours on Facebook!  What better way to keep up with your friends and get the latest beauty & style news then on Facebook from BritneysBeautyBlog.com! Click on the Facebook logo on the top of this page to become a friend of Britney's Beauty Blog.

CELEBRITY HALLOWEEN MAKEUP AND COSTUME IDEAS

Get inspired by our 2010 costume ideas

Fresh, Fun and Funky Halloween Makeup and Costume Ideas
Mystery Beauty Pick Of The Day Click Here
For each Halloween look, we'll give you the steps for completing your makeup, hairstyle and outfit.

Here are some Halloween beauty products I love.
Smashbox Get Sexy Halloween Kit ($68 Value) Get Sexy Halloween Kit  SEPHORA by OPI Chic Print for Nails Tiger  MAKE UP FOR EVER Beauty in a Box: Make Up Tricks & Treats   

DEMI LOVATO CHANGES HAIR COLOR

Demi Lovato changes her hair color- Light brown hair with highlights, blonde or a dark brunette, either way Demi Lovato looks amazing!  Check out the article below from People Magazine for Demi's latest "locks" look and let me know what you think!  Till then.  B.

Demi Lovato Dyes Her Hair Back to Brunette: Love It or Hate It?
People Magazine online
October 25, 2010
BURBANK, CA - MAY 15: Actress Demi Lovato attends the Disney and ABC Television Group Summer press junket at ABC on May 15, 2010 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

"Tweeting new highlights was just the start of a summer-long love affair with gradually lightening her hair for Demi Lovato, who has now returned to her original dark brunette color in time for fall! Over the weekend the star turned out at a Mexico City press conference for Camp Rock 2 with dark brown hair color that rivaled that of costar — and former boyfriend — Joe Jonas. And while we’ve loved seeing Demi play around with lighter hues, we think that the new color is ideal for the cooler weather."
 
For the rest of this article click on the followig link Demi Lovato Brunette.
October 25, 2010

SWEEPSTAKES, GIVEAWAY- TAN TOWEL SELF TANNER

Ladies, you are going to LOVE my latest giveaway!!  If I could enter it myself I would!  The Tan Towel Company has been very generous and will be sponsoring a giveaway of some their fabulous Tan Towel products!! If you have read my recent review of the Tan Towel self tanning towelettes then you know how much I LOVE their products! Tan Towel self tanning towelettes give you a beautiful, golden glow without streaks or uneven spots.  In my opinion, these are the easiest and best self tanning products that I used!
Tantowel Face & Body Towelettes Classic for Fair to Medium Skin Tones, 5 pack
Britney's Beauty Blog  will be giving away 1 set that includes a 5 pack of Tan Towels Classic Towelettes, a 5 pack of their amazing 3 in 1 Exfoliating cloths and 1 bottle of Tan Towel's "On The Glow" daily moisturizer. Be sure to enter this exciting giveaway for your chance to win the Tan Towel self tanning set  and show off your beautiful tan at up coming holidays!  Contest/Giveaway starts Monday October 25, 2010 and ends Wednesday November 10, 2010, 11:59pm Est.

Here’s How To Enter:

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Then, leave a comment on the Giveaway post with your primary email address, name and contact information.  You must complete the mandatory entry criteria or your entry will be disqualified and deemed null and void. Mandatory entry requirements will equal 6 contest(s)/giveaway(s) entries.

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(MAXIMUM 15 BONUS ENTRIES TOTAL)

I hope you enjoy the opportunity to enter the BritneysBeautyBlog.com contest(s)/giveaway(s) and I look forward meeting new people and friends so make sure you visit BritneysBeautyBlog.com for great information on all things beauty related as well as participating in great giveaways.

To read my reviews of these wonderful product click on the following Tan Towel Review.

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