Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Total Beauty: Best Buys from Sephora

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The 22 Best Sephora Buys

Consider this the ultimate buying guide to your favorite beauty store


Sephora really is the beauty junkies' paradise. There are so many products to play with, you could spend days sampling and still not try everything. But, since most of us don't have days, or even hours, to spend in the store, we rounded up these TotalBeauty.com reader reviews and ratings for you. Now you'll know exactly which products at Sephora are worth your precious time and money.

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No. 22: Beautyblender Sponge, $18.50

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 9.1*


Why it's great: "This is such a wonderful tool. The broad base of the sponge is..."

No. 21: CARGO Bronzer, $25

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 9.1*


Why it's great: "CARGO's bronzer is a great find and beauty bag staple. CARGO didn't leave us pale..."

No. 20: Nars Blush, $25

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 4.6*


Why it's great: "I have the award winning shade, orgasm. I was a little apprehensive..."

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Contest Winner!!

Hello again everyone! I hope you are all doing great! I've collected all the names, wrote them down and drew a winner from a hat again! Thanks so much to everyone who entered and for taking the time out to stop by and check out A Little More Beautiful. Some of you mentioned books I haven't had the chance to read so that was exciting for me! I'm sorry to everyone who didn't win this time around, I wish I could give a prize to everyone but stay tuned because there will be more exciting things to come here at A Little More Beautiful! Thank you so much and keep checking back!

The winner of this giveaway is *kate*!!

Congratulations *kate*!!
Monday, March 30, 2009

Total Beauty Skin Care: Luxe vs. Less

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Luxe vs. Less Skin Care

Find out what products to splurge on and when to save your hard-earned dollars


You don't have to spend half your paycheck on skincare products to stay wrinkle and pimple-free. That said, slathering household condiments on your face to avoid paying for the good stuff isn't necessary either. Dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban and P&G scientist Mary Begovic Johnson helped us compare products with similar ingredients that are very different in cost. Here's what we found.

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Fringe is in for Spring!

It seems that fringe is a hot trend for Spring this year. It's a fad we haven't seen in a while but it's back and it's better than ever! Unlike the fringe we saw in 70s fashions on jackets and vests, this new fringe look is showing up on shoes, bags, tops and dresses. This trend is showing up on runways but is available at all price points. It's very bohemian chic, don't your think? Here's a look at some of the cutest fringed pieces for this spring:


Adrianna Papell Beaded Fringe Dress
Price:$238
Available at Nordstrom



Ecote Suede Fringe Hobo
Price: $78
Available Online at Urban Outfitters


Haute Hippie Embellished Tank
Price:$295
Available at Nordstrom


Steven by Steve Madden 'Bijoux' Sandal
Price:$129.95
Available at Nordstrom



Oversized Fringe Hobo
Price:$22.99
Available at Charlotte Russe

How do you feel about the fringe trend? Is it not really for you or are you all for it? I kind of like it myself, in small doses, of course. Let me know how you're feeling about it!

Total Beauty: Celebrity Hair Extensions

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Extreme Celebrity Hair Extensions

See how Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson and others redefine long hairstyles


Celebrities don't have time for silly things like waiting for their hair to grow out. Instead, they reach for extensions when they want to add inches to their cropped haircuts. See these how these stars take extensions to a whole new level. ... Could their next audition be for the role of Rapunzel?

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Total Beauty: Long Hair Styles

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Best Long Hair Styles

Got long hair? Then we've got 10 celebrity hair style inspirations for you


Long hair has its pros and cons. Cons: high-maintenance, like keeping split ends at bay and tangles to a minimum. Pros: Practically limitless style possibilities. If you have long hair, check out these hair styles (on stars like Kim Kardashian, "Twilight's" Kristen Stewart and more). The looks are all quick and easy, so you can update your 'do in minutes.

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Great Skin for Spring: How to Care for Oily Skin

Having oily skin can lead to alot of skin issues. It can also make finding the right skin care regimen a frustrating task. If you have an acne problem, an awesome thing to do for your skin is to visit a dermatologist. Often, they will be able to suggest skin care products or treatments that are perfect for your skin type. There are also a ton of products tailored specifically to acne prone skin. Here are some great tips for dealing with and caring for oily skin:

- First start with a gel cleanser or a cleanser made specifically for oily skin types. Start by applying a warm cloth to your face for a few minutes. Then apply your cleanser all over your face in circular motions avoiding the eye area.

- The second step is optional but I recommend it, especially for oily skin. Tone your skin with an astringent to remove all dirt and impurities you may have missed during the cleansing process.

- Third step is to hydrate your skin. Use an oil free moisturizer.

- Fourth step is for morning routine only. Be sure to protect your skin with an oil free sunblock, preferably with a SPF of 30.

- This last tip is to do once or twice a week. Get a gentle exfoliate or face scrub and exfoliate before cleansing.

It's important to wash your face once in the morning and once at night. You don't want to over do it. By over washing your skin, you can actually cause your skin to produce more oil. So stick to twice a day.

Stay tuned for more skin care advice based upon your own skin type in the Great Skin for Spring Series here at A Little More Beautiful!
Saturday, March 28, 2009

Total Beauty: Skin Care

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14 Products That Won't Keep Your Skin Young

Skincare addicts beware: These eye creams and moisturizers won't likely smooth away your wrinkles and age spots -- so save your money


With proper skincare habits and an age-appropriate routine like this one, a little product can go a long way to help reduce signs of aging over time. But before you invest, make sure you're getting your money's worth: Avoid these overhyped, overpriced disappointments.

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Upcoming MAC Collections: Naked Honey


MAC Cosmetics Naked Honey Collection

Launch Date: June 11, 2009

Description: Bees do it… now M•A•C does it! Honey that is! As ancient and exotic as Kohl, great beauties have long revered the natural restorative powers of the Golden Elixir.

Following the example of their fabled Queen, Cleopatra, Egyptians bathed in honey and milk. Queen Anne of England used it to silken her hair; from the Ancient Greeks to the Roman Empire, honey has never lost its regal, ever-amber lustre. We love the luxury of its sensual essence…but we also know that it’s a highly efficient and wholesome humectant and healer. Introducing our limited edition Naked Honey collection – three aspects of golden warmth and sun-made sweetness for the body, layered with two decidedly different honeycomb-derived fragrances – celebrating the secret lives of Queen Bees. Complementary shade of High-Light Powder, Eye Shadow and Lipglass are all the buzz for summer.

Lipglass ($14.00 US)
She’s a Star- Light neutral gold
Queen Bee- Mid-tone apricot with multi-dimensional pearl
Buzz -Dark copper brown with multi-dimensional pearl

Eyeshadow ($14.50 US)
Crème de Miel- Frosty light yellow gold
Pollinator- Mid-tone warm reddened peach with pearl
Buckwheat- Dark copper brown with multi-dimensional pearl

High-Light Powder ($24.50 US)
A high -light powder specially created for the Naked Honey Collection . Features an embossed honeycomb pattern . Super fine, impeccably pearlized , it creates so ft high lights. On cheek , brow , shoulders – anywhere on the body .

Honey Light- A light peachy gold with shimmer
Golden Nectar- Muted golden tan with gold shimmer

Naked Honey Skin Salve ($18.50 US)
Formulated from honey , organic beeswax, sun flower oil and other natural ingredients , this rich honey –scented and flavoured salve instantly moisturizes and helps recondition dry skin . Multi -purpose . Use everywhere .

Naked Honey Hand And Body Cream ($22.50 US)
A sensuous cream made fro m bio-converted honey , shea butter , and vitamins c and e derivatives . Absorbs quickly for skin -softening moisture . Conditions , nourishes , protects . Use on all areas where ultra -moisture is called for .

Naked Honey Body Wash ($19.50 US)
Formulated fro m bio -converted honey, this body wash cleanses the skin while pro viding the soothing and moisturizing benefits of lavender , narcissus , jasmine flower and blue agave extracts . Provides a sensual, calming , cleansing experience .

Creations: Naked Honey ($22.50 US)
An aromatic journey that traces honey ’s fragrant heart back to summer ’s sweetest blooms. Energy starts to buzz, spirits soar, light flora l and woodsy notes float toward an electric finale. Sweet and sexy all the way.

Creations: Africanimal ($22.50 US)
A scent that starts with a honey-ness that ’s seductive and given its dash of pepper , not without spice . Add a dark kiss of bergamot and wood , and an aromatic orgy breaks out to create a scent that ’s all-honey, but far fro m sweet .

Thanks so much to Temptalia for this Info!

I think this is a really cool and exciting collection, something very new and cool from MAC! How are you guys feeling about this collection? Is there anything you think is exciting or a must have? Or do you think you can live without Naked Honey collection? Comment and let me know! Also, don't forget, there are two more days to enter the contest!!
Friday, March 27, 2009

Total Beauty Makeovers

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Time-Saving Makeover Tips for Busy Moms

Fitness blogger Rachel shows how short hair styles and eye brightening make up can polish your look -- fast


Our makeover dream team shows how a busy mom can add sophistication to her look in less than 10 minutes. Follow her amazing transformation to pick up time-saving tips for yourself.

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How to Use False Lashes




This can be a bit of a sticky beauty topic. I posted about this before but I've gotten several people asking me how to properly use falsies and it seems my post got lost. Here we go, anyway:-)

There are so many fake eyelashes out there these days-some are natural looking and some are made to be bold and dramatic. False lashes can be an incredible eye enhancing tool.

Falsies come in a few different "types" such as:

Individuals- These are small clusters of lases knotted at the base. They can look comepletely natural when done correctly.

Half strips- these are smaller strips of lashes meant to be placed on the outter half of the upper lash line.

Full Strips- Pretty self explainatory here. Full lash strips meant to be worn along the entire lash line.

Alot of people have a difficult time applying false lashes. It can be pretty tricky but here are a few tips to help you with the process!

Here's what you'll need:
Eyelash glue (preferably dark glue)
Your chosen lashes
Cuticle sticks
Eyeliner
Mascara

1.If you're wary of the length, go ahead and trim them with a small manifure scissors.

2. Put a thin line of eyelash glue along the base of the lash strip. Use a dark eyelash glue so you don't get white spots showing through.

3. Us a little more glue on both edges of the strip to prevent them from coming loose.

4. Place the strip as close to your lashline as you can get them.

5. Press the strip gently but firmly with a wooden cuticle stick for good hold.

6. Try not to blink for 10-15 seconds so that the lashes dry in place and don't slip around.

7. Use a dark eyeliner (gel or liquid liners work particularly well in this case) to help the fake lashes blend with your real ones.

8. Apply some mascara to further help blend fake with real.

False lashes are fun, flirty, and sexy. They're alot of really funky and fun styles to choose from as well as really pretty, natural, or sexy styles. Falsies are an affordable little beauty tool and can really enhance one's eyes.

Some great Brands to try are: NYC eyelashes (Only around $2!) Revlon false lashes, and MAC lashes (Around $12).
Thursday, March 26, 2009

Total Beauty

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Most Gorgeous Celebrities Over 40

Can you believe Jennifer Aniston is 40?! Her and all of these ladies make 40-plus look like 30


They say 40 is the new 30. Whatever it is, all of these women make being in your 40s look amazing. Jennifer Aniston is new to the 40-plus club, but the rest of these women show that she's in great company.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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Hot Celebrity Trend: Hippie Hairstyles

It's the perfect quick and easy look for Spring


Let these celebrities show you how to successfully rock the hippie look - it's effortlessly chic and great for when you only have minutes to style.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Product Review: Karma Organics Nail Polish Remover



Karma Nail Polish Remover comes in Tea Tree, Lavender, and Unscented. All the nail polish removers are:

- 100% Biodegradable
- 100% Soy and Corn based
- Non-toxic
- Non-carcinogenic
- Free of any Petroleum Ingredients
- Derived from Farm Crops which in turn supports american farming
- Packaged in 100% recyclable glass bottles
- Comes in Lavendar, Tea Tree, or Unscented

I had the opportunity to try the Nail Polish remover in unscented and the first thing I noticed, obviously is there was no harsh, nostril burning smell! That to me was so wonderful because it's a huge reason I stray from doing my nails in the first place. I have a very sensitive nose so this product is an absolute blessing!

The second thing I noticed is how it very effectively removes polish-all polishes, any brand, organic or non-organic. It worked as effectively as any other polish remover I've ever tried. Plus, it didn't seem to leave my nails or cuticles dry at all! Not to mention that I'm a big fan of the packaging. Hardly anything comes in glass bottles anymore and I think it adds a nice touch. Very pretty!

This is a very effective product with a lot of added bonuses. If you love to do your nails and can't stand the smell of the products you use to remove polishes this is a fantastic alternative! You can find out more about the products offered by Karma Organics and order at their website here! Stay tuned for a review on Karma Organics Nail Polish!

Great Skin for Spring Series: Skin Care Tips




Having great looking skin makes one's daily beauty routine go much more smoothly. There are so many types of skincare products out there and there is no one size fits all skin care regime.

Here are some basics to getting great skin:

1. Find out what skin type your are. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser. After a few minutes, blot face with blotting paper or tissue. If just your t-zone is oily and the rest of your face is normal to dry, you have combination skin. If it's oily all over, you have oily skin. If it's red and irritated you probably have sensitive skin and if your skin feels dry and tight all over you have dry skin.

2. Get Skincare products suited to your skin type. Usually a three step system of cleanser, toner, moisturizer, some times a night cream or heavier moisturizer for nighttime.

3. Wash your face twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night. Over washing your skin can lead to dryness, irritation, or further breakouts.

4. Keep it up! It usually takes several weeks before you'll notice improvement so don't get discouraged and give up!

An extra tip: Even if you have oily skin, you still needs to moisturize! Just find a moisturizer that's oil-free and made for oily-combination skin types.

Clinque has 3-step skincare systems sold in kits, for specific skin types. If you visit their website at www.clinique.com you can take a 9-question survey and they'll tell you your skin type and which 3-step set would be right for you. There are also many other brands who have great skincare lines and if anyone has any question, feel free to e-mail me anytime! (brittyb87@gmail.com)
Monday, March 23, 2009

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Get Vacation-Ready with These Travel Products

Don't travel without these essential hair care products and cosmetics


Wherever and however you travel, you don't want to trade precious clothing space in your suitcase for a giant can of hairspray or your favorite shampoo. That's why we put together a perfectly planned travel beauty kit to wipe all your concerns away -- and leave room for another pair of shoes! Browse our gallery to find your ideal travel-sized essentials.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Upcoming MAC Collection: Colour Ready



Launch Date: April 2nd, 2009 (North America), April 2009 (International)

Lipstick ($14.00)
Show Orchid Vivid hot pink
Impassioned Amped up fuchsia


Eyeshadow ($14.50)
Bitter Vivid bright golden green flecked with shimmer (Perm)
White Frost Vivid bright white with icy shimmer (Perm)


Penultimate Eye Liner ($16.50)
Rapid Black True Black


Eye Brows ($14.50)
Stud Deep rich blackened brown


Prep + Prime Line Filler ($19.50)
Prep + Prime Line Filler is a targeted deep wrinkle filler with long term skincare benefits that uses a unique technological breakthrough. Line Filler plumps and smoothes skin and drastically reduces the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines. A combination of Gatuline Expression™ and Argireline work together to relax the appearance of facial tension and expression lines, as well as boost the skin’s natural collagen production. Line Filler produces immediate results, but will also help eliminate the appearance of expression lines with continued use. The product is designed to be used under or over makeup and can also be used to touch up throughout the day.

Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone ($19.50)
Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone is a partial primer designed for use in the T-Zone. This lightweight, oil-free, soy-based emulsion instantly helps minimize visible pores while helping to control excess surface oil and shine. M·A·C employs High Tech Optics, an advanced technology powder and light diffusers to fill in lines. The result: an invisible, natural-looking, long-lasting matte finish that also helps keep pores clean, clear and unclogged. It mattifies and hides imperfections using advanced powders and microspheres while a Mannose-Phosphate blend gently exfoliates away dead cells giving the skin a more youthful look and silica particles absorb oil. In addition to immediately minimizing pore appearance and shine, 24% experience an increased luminosity and clarity of the skin. Additionally, clinical tests show that over time, the Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone reduces the appearance of clogged pores and shrinks the appearance of pores to nearly two-thirds of its original size.

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder ($21.00)
Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder is not your usual translucent powder. With a virtually invisible feather-light, silky colorless application, the powder both reduces shine and maintains radiance due to a finely milled formula of corn starch, silica and micronized mica. Though it was designed to set and stabilize makeup, it can also be worn alone over moisturizer for a natural and radiant complexion. It was also a huge hit backstage during fashion week and was used at nearly every major show including Zac Posen, Badgley Mischka, Stella McCartney, Behnaz Sarafpour, Alberta Ferretti and Giles.

Brush ($34.00)
129SH All-purpose for blush or face powder. This brush is particularly good for blush application. The fibers are soft and form a full, rounded shape.




Thank you to Temptalia for this info! Is anyone excited about this collection? There are a few new Limited Edition items to look forward to! Let me know what everyone is thinking!

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Fried Hair Rehab

Our program comes to the rescue for women - no matter what your budget


Sun damage, coloring, flat-ironing... you've demanded enough from your stressed hair. Find out how to bring health back to it, thanks to advice from hair pros.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Total Beauty Weekly Web Tour

Check out what's going on at other fantastic Beauty Blogs!


Beauty Anonymous looks forward to Dolce & Gabbana The Makeup line.


Meilily brings you a new Product Pick: Harajuku Lovers Fragrance in Love with exclusive Product Photos!


A Little More Beautiful is Giving Away BOTH amazing books by Nina Garcia, The Little Black Book of Style and The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own! You can enter until March 30th! Also, check out the tips for getting Great Skin this Spring starting with discovering you're own personal skin type!


Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog is hosting a St. Patrick's Day "Green" Giveaway. Enter now to win three fabulous "Green" Jurlique products.


The Informed Makeup Maven is top to toe coconut with Bumble and Bumble, Philosophy, The Bodyshop, Reniu and contemplates mass market prestige beauty. Post your fave drugstore fave foundation to win a Rimmel Recover foundation and Suki UV blot papers, Makeup Maven summer staples.


Fashion week each season lasts only 7 days, but the AdviceSisters® exclusive 2009 Fashion Week features, photos & video lasts forever! View more than 20 special Features from your own, "front row" seat-- plus backstage coverage of hair, nails, makeup and (how-to) for everyone from Carolina Hererra to Christian Siriano!.


More than a Pretty Face presents a very special introductory offer for its readers: 40% off Daniel Chinchilla Cosmetics, which launched this month. Daniel Chinchilla Cosmetics features 3 types of foundation in 16 different shades, cover-up trios in 5 different shades, and bronzers in two different shades. There's something for every skin tone and type!

Beauty Junkies Unite gives in to the eyelash growth serum craze and tries NeuLash Active Eyelash Technology. Come check out the before & after pics and decide if the price is worth it for yourself! How much is too much to spend on lashes?


Win a free Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara from Makeup Files' first ever makeup giveaway!


Hot Beauty Health shares some great tips and recipes on eating your way to beautiful skin. Watch it now!


The Makeup Divasreviews the new Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal and is giving away two boxes to two lucky winners. Contest is ending on Saturday so hurry on over and enter today!


Blaq Vixen Beauty reviews the Bee Royal Liquid Lustre Metallic Lip Gloss in Bare! It's perfect for Spring 2009!


Fabulous Over Forty shares the latest in new foundations. Will one work for you?


The Beauty Couch says goodbye to straight hair with the help of Garnier Fructis Wonder Waves Enhancing Spray.


Backstage Hair & Makeup at Rose a La Mode Fall 2009-by Talking Makeup!

Lipgloss Break is Giving Away a Jelly Pong Pong Gloss Bonbon. Enter to Win! Check out my review of Jelly Pong Pong's Fun & Flirty Products!


Headed out for Spring Break? You won't want miss to out on Beauty411's suggestions for Spring Break Beauty on a Budget!


This week Jenn from Beauty in Real Life reviewed Tarte's new Perfect Whirled Cheek Stain here and Christine is on the hunt for a new mascara find out what she thought about DuWop, Stila and Smashbox here .

MissWhoever You Are gives you the first look at the new Coco Chanel movie, Coco Avant Chanel.

Boutique Flair is helping to keep the world beautiful by giving away two flip and tumble 24-7 bags. Good luck!

Glossypink has found a new favorite lipstick! Click here to see what it is!

eye4style is digging new Lavanila Vanilla Lavendar...have you sniffed any fragrances in the line?



Monique at Beauty Girl Musings is craving a spa product that will give her skin a boost-- find out what it is!

I Heart Heels has an exclusive interview with Kim Kardashian. Check it out!


Beauty Beast reviews the new Buxom Babes Flower Girls lip gloss collection from Bare Escentuals and shows swatches of the shades.



This week, Spoiled Pretty is celebrating the arrival of spring with a fresh giveaway. Enter to win a 3.4 oz bottle of DKNY' s new Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Eau de Parfum, plus the shower gel!

The Jet Set Girls redesigned their website. Win a Spanx bra by posting on our brand new message boards!

Felicia from ThisThatBeauty was like a kid in a candy store at The LA Makeup Show Check out ThisThatBeauty's inside scoop from the Beauty Blogger's Sneak Peek.



makeup loves me lets you in on the newest development in spas.

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Celebrity Tattoo Gallery

Check out Drew Barrymore's cross tattoo, and plenty others'


Whatever your opinions of tattoos are, it seems that Hollywood loves them. Tons of celebrities are inked. Some, like Angelina Jolie, aren't too surprising, but others were shocking.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

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Best and Worst Products from Lumene Cosmetics

Check out this buying guide to one of the most popular drugstore brands


Ever walked past a Lumene display at a CVS and wondered "Hmmm, what's the deal with that brand?" If so, you'll love this guide. Check it out, but be warned: you may feel the need to rush to your nearest CVS soon after.

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The Worst: No. 2: Lumene Cleansing Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover, $6.49

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 6.7*


What you said: "The product merely smears mascara around the eye area and..."

No. 1: Lumene Cleansing Sensitive Eye Make up Remover, $6.49

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 5.8*


What you said: "It burns the skin around my eyes, especially under..."

The Best: No. 10: Lumene Vitamin C+ Energy Cocktail Pampering Drops, $22.99

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8*


What you said: "My skin is dry in the winter and I found this cocktail to give it the pampering boost..."

Want to see what's #1? Click here!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Great Skin for Spring: What Skin Type Are You??



Who doesn't want perfect skin, say, like....Halle Berry!? The problem is, a lot of women struggle in determining what type of skin they have. It's an important thing to know because it's the first step in deciding upon a proper skincare regimen. Also, what type of foundation you use depends on your personal skin type. Here are some tips to figuring it out for yourself!!

Oily Skin: If you have oily skin, you probably notice alot of shine as well as larger pores. Oily skin is often prone to breakouts.

Normal Skin: Skin that is mostly even in tone, with few blemishes and requiring only light moisture.

Dry Skin: Skin that is blotchy and/or flaky. Skin feels tight after washing and tends to absorb moisture quickly.

Combination Skin: Probably the most common skin type! If you have combination skin you probably have an oily t-zone (nose, forehead, and chin) with normal to dry cheeks/jawline, etc.

Sensitive Skin: Easily irritated skin. Can be very hard to find skin care products. Skin tone is often blotchy or uneven. Skin can also be dry and require alot of moisture.

So, which skin type are you? Now that you know, the next step is to find the perfect skincare routine! Stay tuned for skincare regimen tips for each skin type in A Little More Beautiful's Great Skin for Spring series!

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Monday, March 16, 2009

For Women on the Go!


Who isn't always on the go these days? It seems everyone is always going somewhere! Well, being fashionable, neat, and beautiful can be a bit challenging in this fast paced world. Lucky for us, Go Girl offers some really amazing products to help us remain beautiful and fashionable even in the busiest times! (They also have some great products to add in an On-The-Go Emergency Fashion/Beauty kit that I posted about previously: Emergency Fashion Kit! ) Go Girl products make life just a little bit easier on the very busy woman of today!

The Lint-On-the-Go Sheets are a must have! (Pictured above- $12 for a pack of 20!) Especially for those of us with pets! The Oil Blotting sheets are great and the packaging is awfully cute on all the products too! There are alot of really useful products that would come in really handy when traveling or for emergency touch ups/ quick fashion fixes! Head on over and check them out here!
Sunday, March 15, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Look!



St. Patrick's day is coming up on March 17th! Why not celebrate with a fun look? Holidays are a great time to get playful with your makeup! Here is a St. Patty's day look on a lovely 15 year old model ( my sister, hehe)! Let me know if you're going to try something fun with your makeup for St. Patrick's day! Hope you enjoy this look!

Products used:
1. Coastal Scents Ultra Shimmer Palette (click for larger picture to see labeled colors)

2. MAC Softsparkles eye pencil in Black Funk on upper lash line
3. MAC Softsparkles eye pencil in Peacocked on outer lower lash line
4. Lancome Defincils mascara on upper lashes

Tools:
1. Scotch tape (For the prescise angle of shadow)
2. MAC #217
3. MAC #227
4. MAC #239

Photos:
Friday, March 13, 2009

Total Beauty Weekly Web Tour

Total Beauty Web Tour

Total Beauty Bloggers bring you great reads!


Beauty Anonymous brings you Anna Sui Summer 2009 Makeup Collection.

Is your smile in need of a pick-me-up? Head over to Bare Budget Beauty for your chance to win one of two new sets of Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal and say hello to whiter teeth in 14 days!

Alison of the Advice Sistersreviews Chanel's Spring collection that features a lovely, "boho" vibe --channel your inner "Gypsy Queen!"

Beauty Secrets Revealed tells you whether Acai Berry Really Helps You Lose Weight.

Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog is giving away a H2PRO ceramic flat iron valued at $195. Enter now!

Steal The Informed Makeup Maven's looks and checkout this week's reviews. . Steal her look now!

Fabulous Over Forty has a new Beauty on a Budget find that is a great look and value.

The Makeup Divas is giving away some fabulous Chella anti-aging skin care products valued at $175.00! So hurry on over and enter today!

Viva Woman shows you how to customize yor own lipstick color the cheap and easy way!

Beauty Junkies Unite is giving away a stimulus package fit for any Beauty Junkie! Enter to win over 50 beauty products valued at over $1000 in the Beauty Stimulus Package Giveaway!

Anti Hair Slave shows you how to work hair treatments into your daily schedule without taking making you a "slave" to your hair.

Amber at Beauty Blogging Junkie lists all you need for a fakecation.

I Heart Heels has a super-hot handbag giveaway as seen on Miley Cyrus at the Oscars - click here to enter!

Frappelattes gives us a mini how-to guide on how to apply false eyelashes, perfect if you're a beginner to this look.

eye4style is giving away DERMAdoctor's new Poetry in Lotion. Enter here to win!

You don't wanna miss out on Indian Girl's The Body Shop Giveaway !

A Little More Beautiful is giving away BOTH amazing books by Nina Garcia, The Little Black Book of Style and The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own!

Check Out Lipgloss Break's review of SPINLASH and Enter to win Your Own!

Beauty411 reviews The SPF 30 UV Protecting Fluid from LaMer.

ThisThatBeauty shows off NEW!!! Prescriptives U-PICK Refillable Compacts...Check out ThisThatBeauty's chosen compact combo and Felicia's FACE OF THE DAY

Glossypink tells you how to get the look of a Victoria's Secret Angel, AND it's the final week to enter the Elizabeth Arden Pretty Fragrance Set giveaway!

The girls over at Beauty in Real Life are having a giveaway with Shecky's Girls Night Out. Click here to enter to win 2 tickets and 2 goodie bags to a GNO event near you!!!

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings shares how to give yourself a great manicure at home!

Face Candy is introduced to Jouer Cosmetics.

Sephora goes eco-chic with the Pure line and the new Wanderlust Palette. Beauty Beast has the scoop.

Everyone has been talking about Maybelline New York's new mascara, Stiletto Lash. Does it live up to the hype? Daily Dose of Coffee takes it for a test.

Watch
Laura Mercier Backstage at Pamella Roland New York Fashion Week Fall 2009-by Talking Makeup!

This week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Barry Fletcher for a hair product giveaway. You're gonna love these products...so enter today!