Saturday, July 31, 2010

Daring Makeup Looks to Try!
Beauty Bucket List: Wild Makeup to Try

Push the makeup envelope before you die with these celeb-inspired looks

Beauty Bucket List: Wild Makeup to Try

This is a makeup article

From Lady Gaga to glam goth, we found some makeup-gone-wild looks that you might be able to pull off next time you're feeling ballsy.

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Rimmel London Lasting Finish Professional Nail Polish

Rimmel Pro Polishes claim to last "Up to 10 days long". Well, when I hear "Up to" in a claim I always wonder what that means exactly. How long does it last without chipping? 1 day? 5 days? 7? 10? Well, I got my answer when I did a little at home manicure.

I used Posh Pink for a full manicure (Photo on the above right) and it lasted a full 7 days without a single chip! On the 8th day, there was a very small chip n my pinky finger.

I was very impressed, especially considering I didn't use a base coat under or a top coat over the polish. The colors I was sent to review were both amazingly gorgeous colors but I fell in love with "Posh Pink" while wearing it. It's such a bright, summery color! One of the best things about Rimmel's pro polishes (in my opinion) are the brush applicators. They are a bit wider and are more flat than the average polish brush and this made the applying process so much easier! The application was smooth and the formula has a great finish!

Violet Metal is a beautiful, shimmery purple with some iridescent hints of blue and pink. It's a very unique color and my very "rocker chic" sister loves it! (So do I, but I am such a "pink" girl, hehe:-) Again, the finish is gorgeous, the application is just as smooth and easy.

I used two coats of each polish and that provided perfect coverage and like I said, I didn't notice one chip until the 8th day. (Yes, I actually noted this on my calendar! I try to be as honest and accurate as I can be.) So my experience with the polishes was great and especially considering the extremely low price tag! I'll probably head out and pick up some more shades...I definitely have my eye on Marine Blue!!

Price: $3.99
Available at: Drugstores, Ulta


"Posh Pink" #330

"Violet Metal" #350

Sorry, these were quick swatches and I didn't clean up the edges a bit:-/ but at least you get a good idea of the colors!!

I was sent these products by PR for the consideration of review.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Professional Hair Secrets!!
14 Hair Secrets from the Pros

These insider-y tips from hairstylists will tell you how to get fresh-from-the-salon hair -- everyday

14 Hair Secrets from the Pros

This is a hair care article

Hair experts from coast to coast spill the beans on their hairstyling tricks. You'll get the scoop on how to style your hair like a pro.

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Look: Dramatic Smokey Eye and Dark Lips

This is a super dramatic look I did for my little sister. We just wanted to do something fun and different. We used upper and lower falsies! We were mildly inspired by a photo shoot of stunning Kim Kardashian:-) This is pretty dark and smokey with a dark lip so it's obviously not for everyone but we decided to have fun and try a more high-fashion look. I think she looks gorgeous, but she's always beautiful:-)

Products Used:
-MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NC15
-MAC Blackground Paint Pot
-MAC Carbon Eyeshadow
-MAC Electra Eyeshadow
-MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
-Coastal Scents Platinum Gel Liner on inner corners
-MAC Gentle Mineralized Blush
-MAC Hipster Lipstick
-Kiss Lashes from I-Envy in Au Naturale 02 on the top lash line
-Kiss Lashes from I-Envy in Paparazzi 03 cut to fit the outer two thirds of the lower lash line
-Rimmel to the MAX Volume Flash Mascara in Black

I loved the lashes-they were super easy to apply and looked fantastic!

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Let me know what you think of this look! It was so much fun to do and I hope you enjoy it:-)

Interested in these gorgeous and dramatic lashes? Check out more info here: i-ENVY by Kiss! I was sent these lashes by PR for consideration of review.
Monday, July 26, 2010

Make Your Face Jealous Sweepstakes!
Total Beauty's Make Your Face Jealous Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win an Yves Saint Laurent handbag

Total Beauty's Make Your Face Jealous Sweepstakes

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Want to get a handbag that's worth over $1,300 … for free? We thought so. Enter our sweepstakes and you could be sporting some Yves Saint Laurent arm candy come September.

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Eye Look: Blue and Green

This was a quick little look I did on my sister when she was going out for a party with her friends. She loves bright and colorful looks and this is what I came up with! Hope you like it. Be sure to comment and let me know what you think!

Products Used:
-MAC Painterly Paint Pot
-MAC Blue Storm eyeshadow (Inner and outer corner as well as along the lower lash line.)
-MAC Plumage eyeshadow (Just a touch in the outer v over Blue Storm)
-MAC Lucky Green eyeshadow (In the middle and blended out toward the outer v)
-MAC Penultimate Eye Liner in RapidBlack (A thin line along the upper lash line)
-Rimmel to the MAX Volume Flash Mascara in Black


Hope you like it! Let me know what you think! Have a great day everyone and stay tuned for some exciting things to come!!
Sunday, July 25, 2010

Makeover Time.... Summer Style!
Summertime Makeovers

Check out these women's transformations and get wallet-friendly beauty tips on how to give your look a boost

Summertime Makeovers

This is a makeover article

Three working mothers were pampered and given a makeover by team of experts. They came out on the other side with an extra bounce in their step.

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MAC Venomous Villains Collection

Launch Dates:
September, 2010 (USA)
October, 2010 (International)


Innocence, Beware! - light yellow pink (Cremesheen)
Heartless- Cherry Red (Amplified)

Wicked Ways- Light nude with gold pearl
Devilishly Stylish- Deep fuchsia with pink pearl

De-vil- rich copper (Veluxe Pearl)
Sweet joy- creamy pale gold (Frost)

Rapidblack Eye Liner

Beauty Powder
Her own devices -cool nude

Powder Blush
Darkly my dear- mid-tone brown plum (Matte)

Evil Queen

Toxic Tale- Bright coral (Satin)
Sinister- soft brown plum (lustre)

Strange Potion- soft coral pink
Hot house- Deep raspberry with pink pearl

Her Alter Image- Light violet (Veluxe Pearl)
Vainglorious- Bronze burgundy (Frost)
Vile Violet- Deep blue purple (Matte)

Penultimate Brow Universal

Beauty Powder
Oh so fair -mid-tone pink with gold pearl

Powder Blush
Bite of an apple- soft coral pink (Matte)


Violetta- Violet Purple (Amplified)
Dark Deed- Burgundy plum (Amplified)

Revenge is sweet- light yellow purple
Wrong spell- Deep plum with pink purple

Mineralize Eyeshadow
My Dark Magic- Deep pink with pink pearl/ Deep plum with purple pearl
She who Dares- Deep navy with blue pearl/ Deep forest green with lime pearl

Beauty Powder
Briar Rose- Soft violet pink with pearl

Nail Lacquer
Bad Fairy- Red with multichanging pigments
Formidable!- Teal green with pink pigment
Mean & Green- Purple with teal pigment

Dr. Facilier

Resort Life- off white with pink pearl

Slick black- true carbon black
French Quarter- Black green with multi colour pearl

Melon- bright golden peach
Brash and Bold- bright magenta
Push the Edge- deep bright purple with pearl

Magically Cool Liquid Powder
Truth and Light- sheer shimmer reflects silver and pink
Cajun- Sheer bronze reflects gold

I'm so vain - Round special decoration compact mirror

Product Photos:

Thank you to Specky Becky from Specktra for the collection information! Also a big Thank you to MAC, Disney Team for Villains Collection - Beauty Industry and Products News - and MAC Cosmetics unveils Disney-inspired Venomous Villains collection | All The Rage | Los Angeles Times for the photos!
Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Best Rated Facial Firming Products!
10 Top-Rated Facial Firming Beauty Products

See which skin care products boast anti-aging benefits like more youthful looking skin

10 Top-Rated Facial Firming Beauty Products

This is a anti aging skin care article

Check out the facial firming products that did smoothing-and-firming wonders for Total Beauty readers.

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No. 10: Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme Ultra Firming Creme SPF 15 for Dry Skin, $70 average reader rating: 7.9

"It helps my face and under eyes feel tighter …"

No. 9: St. Ives Blue Clay Firming Mask, $4.99 average reader rating: 8

"It really does firm your face …"

No. 8: Olay Night of Olay Firming Cream, $6.99 average reader rating: 8.5

"Honestly, I believe this product helps keep your skin looking younger …"

Want to see what other products made the list? Click here!

MAC Fabulous Felines Collection

Launch Date: August 26th, 2010 (USA)- September 10, 2010 (International)

Palace Pedigreed


Superior- Sheer lavender with pink pearlized pigments (dazzle)
Of Royalty- Light creamy blue pink (cremesheen)
Aristo-Cat- Mid-tone purple mauve (frost)
Cunning- Dark berry (frost)


Docile- Mid-tone lavender with pearlized pigments (frost)
Best of Breed- Light mid-tone blue pearlized pigments (frost)
Lap of Luxury- Dark eggplant with pearlized pigments (frost)

Cremestick Liner

Beurre- mid-tone plum

Superslick Liquid Eye Liner

Nocturnal- Bright silver with pearlized pigments
Smoky Heir- Dark blue violet with soft pearlized pigments
Signature Blue- Dark navy with soft pearlized pigments

Eye Shadow x4 Palace Pedigreed

Courtly- frosted muted light pink beige (satin)
Palice Pedigreed- deep berry with dark and soft pink pearlized pigments
Quite Spoiled- mid-tone neutral mauve (satin)
Russian Blue- deep neutral grey (matte)


Mauvent- cool taupe with gold pearlized pigments (frost)
Bloodline- Dark mid-tone brown purple( frost)

Mineralize Blush

Pet Me- light yellow pink with soft pearlized pigments (frost)

168SH Brush- Large angled contour brush with a short handle

Product Photos:

Leopard Luxe


Out-Minxed- Light yellow gold (glaze)
Drive Me Wild- Mid tone warm coral with gold pearlized pigments
Powerful- Mid tone bronze with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments
The Prowl- Creamy dark chocolate (lustre)


A Quiet Roar- Pale white gold (frost)
Schemer- Mid tone yellow camel with red and gold pearlized pigments
Wildly Refined- Mid tone coral with gold pearlized pigments (frost)

Lip Liner

Creamola- Soft Tan

Eyeshadow X4 Leopard Luxe

Wild by Nature- Mid-tone camel (matte)
Style Predator- Frosted mid tone yellow orange (veluxe pearl)
Notoriety- Mid-tone brown with gold pearlized pigments (velvet)
Furiously Fabulous- Frosted warm black (veluxe pearl)

Superslick Liquid Eye liner

Pure Show- bright yellow gold with pearlized pigments
Marked for Glamour- mid-tone grey with soft pearlized pigments
On the Hunt- true black


Lithe- warm nude with gold pearlized pigments (frost)
Old Gold- high frosted tarnished gold (frost)


Utterly Game- warm peach with soft pearlized pigments (frost)

227 SH - large fluff brush with a short handle
129 SH - powder/blush brush with a short handle

Photos Products:

Burmese Beauty


Pet Me Please- light mid-tone mauve (frost)
To Pamper- Creamy mid-tone taupe( lustre)
Liquid Lurex- Light yellow green with multi-dimensional pearl (dazzle)
Kittenish- deep red berry (cremesheen)


Spree- pink champaigned taupe (frost)
Jealous- Light mid-tone green with pearlized pigment (frost)
Fancy Cat- Mid-tone coral with gold pearlized pigment (frost)

Cremestick Liner

Velvetella- blackened plum

Eyeshadow x4 Burmese Beauty
Prized- pale yellow beige (satin)
Skintone 2- mid-tone gold (frost)
Burmese Beauty- Frosted brown green (lustre)
Showstopper- deep blackened brown (matte)

Superslick Liquid eye liner

Desires & Devices- Sparkling dark green
Defiantly Feline- chocolate brown with soft pearlized pigments
Treat Me Nice- emerald green with soft pearlized pigments


Gold Stroke- high frosted tarnished gold (frost)
Antique Green- turquoise green with green pearlized pigment

Plush Lash

Plushblack- Black

Mineralize Blush

The Soft Meow- midtone golden bronze with soft pearlized pigments

188SH Brush - small duo fibre face brush with a short handle

Burmese Beauty Bag - a gusseted cosmetic bag in an exotic (something) with a faux leather trim in a corresponding color

Product Photos:

Thanks to Erin and purplerinne at Specktra!!!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Questions to Ask YOUR Dermatologist.
11 Questions to Ask Your Skin Doctor

Find out which questions to ask your dermatologist to maximize your next visit

11 Questions to Ask Your Skin Doctor

This is a skin care article

We sat down with board certified dermatologist, Dr. Ronald Moy, to find out all the questions related to acne, anti-aging and skin cancer you should ask your derm.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Smashbox: Masquerade Fall 2010 Collection

Intoxicate and arouse this season with this intriguing palette of rich, smoldering shadows, high impact metallic liners and shimmering glosses in sultry, provocative hues.


This opulent, limited-edition palette is brimming with a collection of matte and metallic shadows in a range of shades from super subtle soft peach and glowing gold to an ultra dramatic metallic cabernet and shimmering navy. Organized horizontally in trios, the palette is beyond user friendly. Shades can be worn solo, paired with those in the same row or can be worn with other shades. Sleek and chic, this shiny navy blue mirrored eye kit is an absolute must-have for every makeup artist.
Price: $35


This award winning, silk-like baked bronzing powder infuses skin with a soft veil of rosy champagne shimmer. These multi-hued shades can be used alone or swirled together for a luminous, long-lasting glow.
Price: $32


Amp up your eyes like never before! This innovative dual-purpose product gives you the kind of intense metallic color at the lashline and at the lashes. A truly unique way to add glamour and mystery to the eyes! Use the specially designed combination brush and rod to line lashline first. Then apply your mascara and finish by using the rod to sweep hints of metallic teal or bronze onto the tips of your lashes.
Shades: Bronze, Teal
Price: $19


Soon to be a backstage favorite. A luscious, creamy cheek product formula on one side with a built-in blending brush on the other. Get a gorgeous rose glow with this ultra-luxurious, long-wearing creamy cheek blush. Packaged with cheek color on one side and a built-in blending brush on the other, it’s the perfect tool to turn to for on-the-go touch ups.
Price: $29


Drench your lips in dazzling, shimmer and shine. A beauty editor’s favorite, these award-winning lip-pampering golden glosses are ultra-nourishing and moisturizing. Guaranteed to keep lips looking gorgeous all night long.
Shades: Reveal, Disguise
Price: $19.00