Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pro Tips for Salon Worthy Hair Everyday!
Get Your Dream Hair On

With these pro hair tips, you'll get that just-walked-out-of-the-salon look at home everyday

Get Your Dream Hair On

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From solving your hair issues to finding your hair personality to getting hair inspiration to learning about high performance hair products -- this guide has got it all.

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Pevonia Botanica Combination Skin Care Kit

This skincare kit by Pevonia Botanica is the perfect size for traveling- the bottles are relatively small but you need just a small amount of product so it lasts a surprisingly decent amount of time. This formula is made specifically for the combination skin type (which basically means you tend to get oily in your t zone and your cheeks and eye area are normal to dry). The kit includes:

Pevonia Skincare Case
Combination Skin Cleanser (1.7 oz)
Combination Skin Lotion (1.7 oz)
Combination Skin Cream (.7 oz)

The formula is incredibly gentle so I'd venture a guess that it'd be really great for anyone who might have sensitive skin as well but there are plenty of other Pevonia products made for Sensitive skin types (well, each specific skin type, actually!). I've been using this regimen for about 3 weeks and it really has made a difference in balancing out my skin. It doesn't strip my skin of all moisture but it cleans beautifully and my T-zone was noticeably less oily throughout the day after continued use of this kit. My skin felt soft, clean and very refreshed after washing every morning and night. The best part though is it really improved the appearance of my skin and I totally skipped over my usual hormonal breakouts while using this kit!

Product Description: Combination skin requires products that normalize an oily T-zone while combating dehydration. This budget-friendly kit contains all of the essentials for treating combination skin and is perfect on the go with air travel 3-1-1 carry-on approved products. Balance and hydrate your skin with a combination of precise ingredients. Recovering perfect synergy, your skin reflects a wonderfully balanced, even appearance.

Price: $39
Available at: Pevonia

I was sent these products by PR for the consideration of review. This is my honest opinion!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fashion Week: Experts' Time Saving Beauty Tricks
Hair and Makeup Shortcuts Inspired by New York Fashion Week

Beauty experts share the timesaving tricks that they use backstage on models

Hair and Makeup Shortcuts Inspired by New York Fashion Week

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From flat ironing in a flash to using one key makeup product, experts backstage at NYFW give us the CliffsNotes for getting pretty in a pinch.

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MAC A Tartan Tale Color Collection

Lipstick $14.50
Cut a Caper- mid tone peachy pink
The Faerie Glen- pale neutral pink
Deepest Wish- deep creamy reddish brown
Full Fuschia- bright blue fuchsia
Courting Lilac- sheer lilac mauve with soft gold pearl

Dazzleglass Creme $18
Radiant Jewels- dark sparkly magenta
Soft Dazzle- mid-tone peach pink with gold pearl
Passing Fancy- bright orange coral with soft pearl
Lightly Prancing- light peach with gold pearl
Romancin- mid-tone lavender with multi dimensional pearl

Eyeshadow- $19.50
Golden Crown- light gold with bronze tartan striping
A Wish Come True- dirty mauve with bubblegum pink tartan striping
Follow Your Fantasy- mid-tone peach with chocolate tartan striping
Enviably Fun- grass green with dark green tartan striping
Semi- Precious- aubergine with chocolate tartan striping
Glamora Castle- dark grey with teal tartan striping

Pigment $19.50
Later- black with transforming purple pearl
Moonlight Night- blackened teal with teal pearl
The Family Crest- blackend bronze with bronze pearl

Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner $14.50
Petrol Blue- deep navy with pearl
Black Line- black with gold pearl
Undercurrent- teal with pearl
Black Swan- black with pearl
Lord it Up- bronze with pearl

Powder Blush $18.50
Her Blooming Cheek- bright iridescent blue pink
My Highland Honey- bright coral with soft gold pearl

Nail Lacquer $13
Sly as a Fox- creamy mid tone russet/burnt red
Style Clan- dark taupe with red pearl


Thank you to for the photo and purplerinne at Specktra for the collection info!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

How to Get Your Eyebrows Looking Perfect!
Eyebrows 101

See why having great brows is the best beauty-enhancing tip

Eyebrows 101

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If you've ever seen before and after brow photos, you know what a difference well-defined ones make. Here are some tips to help you get your best brows yet.

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MAC Peacocky Collection

Release Date: January 6, 2011 (US and Canada) and February, 2011 (International)

Kissable Lipcolour $18 (Limited Edition)

Kissable Lipcolour provides medium coverage with the creamy comfort of a lipstick and a shiny finish of a lipgloss. the lightweight, comfortable formula is loaded with super emollient ingredients that provide a cushiony feel on the lips. the colour flows like silk, encasing the lips in creamy, luscious colour. like a molten lipstick, the product melts onto thel ips and feels light and airy. it provides medium coverage with a luminous, smooth finish. its feather-resistant and wears for hours.

Woo me- Light pinky nude
Super- Muted neutral brown
Enchantee- Light blue pink
Vanity Fair- Midtone blue pink
Flaunting It- Grey mauve
Exxxhibitionist- Redtoned coral
So Vain- Muted midtone coral
Strut Your Stuff- Bright rue red
Temper Tantra- Midtone reddish brown
Scandelicious- Blue fuchsia
Love Peck- Blackened blood red
Peacocky- Sky blue with red pearlized pigments

Mega Metal Shadow, $19.50 (Limited Edition)

Mega Metal Shadow long-wearing and consists of metallic powders that provide a light-reflection, intense metallic finish that looks brilliant on the skin. it delivers medium-buildable coverage that won't fade or crease. the formula contains vitamins a & e, antioxidants that help condition the delicate eye area. the creamy powder ensures an even, smooth application that lasts all day and easily blends with little fall-out. its derm- and ophth-tested.

Peek-At You- Frosted yellow white
Dalliance- Light champagne
Tweet Me- Gold bronze
Paparazz-She- Deep copper bronze
Top of the Posh- Frosted white pink
Mating Call- Midtone frosted violet
Sexpectations- Metallic burgandy
Spectacle of Yourself- Deep bronze
Dandizette- Navy with silver pearlized pigments
Odalisque- Deep teal
Noir Plum- True purple with silver pearlized pigments
Ego-Forest green
Prance-Frosted mauve pearl
Centre Stage- Frosted chocolate brown
Unflappable- Frosted black with purple pearlized pigments

Thanks to Specktra for the collection information. Stay tuned for more info and Photos coming soon!
Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Latest and Greatest Luxury Beauty Products!
Luxe Beauty Breakthroughs

Check out the latest and greatest beauty technologies

Luxe Beauty Breakthroughs

This is a beauty products article

These breakthroughs solve beauty issues like puffy eyes, thinning hair, acne and more.

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A pH-based flush:

Stila Custom Color Blush, $20

Introducing … the first pH-based powder blush that reacts with your unique skin tone and pH to create a customized shade …

Eye de-puffing miracle:

La Mer The Eye Balm Intense, $145

This groundbreaking eye treatment helps speed up your skin’s natural repair process to refresh your eye area …

LED light teeth whitener:

GO SMILE Smile Whitening Light, $169

This claims to be the first, truly effective white LED light device available over-the-counter, we haven't tried it just yet, so the jury is still out on whether it works …

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

Beauty Question and Answers

Here are some recent questions I was asked in regards to foundation and concealing. I hope if you've had similar question that these answers can help:-)

Q: I have trouble concealing blemishes- do you have any tips that might give me better results?

A: Concealing can be a little tricky! The first and easiest tip I can give you is to apply concealer AFTER you've applied your foundation. Often times, people put concealer on before foundation and then it just gets moved around or wiped off.
Also, try and get a concealer shade tat matches your foundation and apply it with a small concealer brush and blend out the edges gently.
You could also try a color correction concealer or a slightly yellow concealer to bring redness down.

Q: I have a habit of applying too much foundations-what can I do to fix this after the fact without removing all my makeup?

A: This one is a pretty easy fix! Just take a clean makeup sponge and blend your foundation downwards to blend it into your jawline and down onto your neck. You could also spray a tiny bit of water on a clean sponge to aid in the blending process.

Q I really dislike the feel of foundation but I need some coverage. What are my options?

A: You could try a tinted moisturizer-it doesn't feel like foundation on the skin but provides some sheer coverage to help even out your skin tone a little bit. You could also use foundation but only apply it where needed and then blend it outwards to make everything look perfect.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Need Help with a Beauty Emergency?
Beauty Emergencies -- Solved!

Follow these steps to fix that monstrous zit or tanning cream trauma

Beauty Emergencies -- Solved!

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Unfortunately, there's no beauty 911 number to call, but these easy steps will help you solve your emergency in a snap.

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Fall Fashion Trend 2010: Leather Jackets

This year's leather jackets are not anywhere near bulky, over sized versions we've seen before. They are light with fantastic detailing and zippers. The leather (or faux leather, if you prefer:-) is soft and comfortable. Fall's jackets are not limited in color to your average brown or black but look great in burgundy's, grays and even greens! The best way to get the most wear out of this "trend" is to pick a classic color like brown, gray or black. Something that will look a little more classic for years to come:-)

Check out some great styles to inspire you this Fall!

GUESS? Metallic Faux Leather Scuba Jacket
This faux leather jacket is rich looking without the high price tag! A great way to indulge in the trend without the high costs!
Price: $98
Available at: Nordstrom

Kenna-T Leather Motorcycle Jacket
The color and detail of this motorcycle jacket make it a really gorgeous pick for this Fall!
Price: $478
Available at: Nordstrom

Ashley B by Bernardo 'Sara' Faux Leather Bomber Jacket
This fitted yet cozy little number comes in Black and Gray and is very affordable as well as being very cute!
Price: $78
Available at: Nordstrom

Lafayette 148 New York Ruffled Leather Jacket
I love the ultra-feminine flair on this leather jacket. The ruffles add such a unique and pretty detail!
Price: $848
Available at: Saks

Faux Leather Jacket
This jacket is absolutely adorable! This one is great to show off your figure and it's very very affordable!
Price: $37.80
Available at: Forever 21

Do any of these styles fit into your personal style? Have you gotten a leather jacket or is this not the trend for you? Speak your mind and let me know what you think in the comment section! Have a great day everyone! :-)
Saturday, September 18, 2010

Best Rated Dove Products
Best Dove Products

See which beauty products from this brand our readers flocked to the most

Best Dove Products

This is a beauty products article

Total Beauty readers continue to gush about lots of Dove beauty products on our site, so we decided to do a roundup of the best of the best of them.

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No. 8: Dove Pro-Age Cream Oil Lotion, $7.99 average reader rating: 8.3

"This is it! Now I can throw away every lotion in my bathroom …"

No. 7: Dove Damage Therapy Daily Moisture Shampoo, $2.99 average reader rating: 8.5

"I am so loving this product. Dove never lets me down …"

No. 6: Dove White Beauty Bar, $2.99 average reader rating: 8.8 

"I adore this product because not only does it keep me clean and fresh …"

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

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hot Lip Colors for Fall!
Hot New Lipstick Shades for Fall

See what hues are hip for your lips this season

Hot New Lipstick Shades for Fall

This is a lip makeup article

If you're not a fan of bright colored lipstick, you're in luck because this fall is about rocking understated or glam shades.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

MAC Tartan Tale Holiday Collection 2010

Collection info coming soon but here are some pictures to hold you over for now!
Thank you to Iswii and Specktra!

Photos (click to see them larger):

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Who Had the Best Emmy Makeup?
And the 2010 Emmy for Best Makeup Goes To …

See which celebrity we think rocked the best makeup look this year

And the 2010 Emmy for Best Makeup Goes To …

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Amid all the glammed up starlets, Julie Bowen's deep, smoky eye was the winner in our book. Follow these steps to get her look.

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MAC and Marcel Wanders

MAC and Industrial Designer Marcel Wanders have collaborated together to create his Luxe Collection coming out November 24th. More Info on this collection as it comes! I love the look of the packaging and the handle design on what appears to be a 187 brush. Really pretty! What do you guys think of the overall look of this collection?

Check back for more info on this collection soon!

Thank you to Temptalia and Specktra!