Sunday, January 31, 2010

Celeb Hairstyles for Straight Hair

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Best Celebrity Hairstyles for Straight Hair

See how to rock their straight styles with these how-tos


Are you tired of your straight hair just hangin' there? All you need are some tips and celebrity inspiration to bring your flat hair to life.

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L'Oreal Go 360 Clean Deep Cream Cleanser



As soon as I saw this in an ad in one of my magazines, I knew I'd have to try it. It looked and sounded promising. Here are just some of the potential benefits:

Smaller pores: Go 360° Clean shrinks the appearance of pore size and refinishes the skin’s surface to reveal skin with more clarity.
Deeper cleansing: Unique formulas reach down deeper to every last pore for a deep, deep clean. Keeps pores clean day after day.
Softer skin: Sweeps away dead skin cells for an extraordinary softening and smoothing effect
Easy-to-use: Scrublet™ cleanses pore-by-pore with a fuss-free cleansing process."

I decided to try it out. This was an easy decision for me to make considering how inexpensive it is at only $6.99. Out of the 4 available options, I tried the Deep Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin.

It takes about 1-2 minutes to use, cleanses thoroughly and doesn't irritate my skin in the slightest. It also does leave my skin feeling softer and doesn't strip my skin or leave it feeling tight and dry. My skin looks clearer and the easy-to-use promise is no lie either. Just squirt a bit of cleanser onto the "Scrublet" and massage into skin. The Scrublet also has a handy suction cup on the opposite end so when you're finishes you can stick it on your bathroom mirror, shower or sink. This is a great cleanser for an extremely affordable price and anyone can use it.

Available: Drugstores
Price: $6.99
Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sephora Shopping Guide

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Your Ultimate Sephora Shopping Guide

See what products are worth the splurge


Yes, we know it's your fave beauty store, but that doesn't mean every product on the shelves is perfect. The ones on this list, however, are so check them out before your next trip to the mall.

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Just a Personal Update

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to briefly fill you in on some things. I know A Little More Beautiful hasn't been updated with as much frequency as it used to be and I just wanted to inform everyone that I have no plans to close it down or stop working on ALMB. I've just had a lot of family obligations and I've lost two people close to me within a 6 month time span, so I've been attempting to deal with that and unfortunately A Little More Beautiful has not gotten too much attention lately.

I appreciate the e-mails some of you have sent checking up on me and I just wanted you to know I'm doing okay and the updates will be picking up again soon. I'll be putting up some new reviews, looks and articles so please stay tuned and thanks for being patient!

Please remember to e-mail me any look requests, article requests or for any makeup/style questions you may want answered!

Also, as I'm sure you all know, Haiti has recently been devastated by an earthquake. The Haitian people could really use some love, prayer and support. If you are able to donate, please check out Hope for Haiti Now and Save Haiti Saturday.


Have a wonderful weekend and God Bless!
Miss B
Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Greatest Brow Enhancers

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The 16 Best Brow Enhancers

These products will give you perfectly tweezed, filled-in brows


Since brows are THE hot item to focus on, you'll want to make sure yours look great. Good brows can give your face a polished look and really highlight your eyes. But if your brows need a little work, check out these reader-approved brow tools. They'll give you salon-quality brows at home!

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No. 16: Tweezerman Point Tweezer, $22

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8


"They are phenomenal at grabbing those short dark brow hairs that are out of reach of most tweezers …"

No. 15: Origins Just Browsing Brow-Shaping Color, $13

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.2


"I love how this allows me to have the look of naturally darker brows without the crazy drawn in pencil look!"

No. 14: Smashbox Brow Tech, $24

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.2


This combo of wax and powder "blend seamlessly with your own brows and look perfectly natural …"

Want to see what's no. 1? Click here!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Quiz: Find Your Perfect Hair and Makeup Style

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Find the Perfect Hair and Makeup Look for You!

Take this quiz and see which celebrity muse is right for you


Don't get stuck in a style rut, switch things up! It's so easy to do with this quiz. Answer a few questions and you'll get tons of ideas of ways to update your hair and makeup -- personalized just for you! Check it out and start wowing people with your new look.

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MAC Give Me Liberty of London Collection



U.S. Launch Date:
March 11, 2010


The very latest in a series of famous M·A·Coll aborations, it was only a matter of time before the demure-to-daring kaleidoscopic prints of Liberty of London coloured our world with Brit wit and bohemian chic. From the unstudied, Sienna Miller style of Spitalfields Market to the grit-and-glamour of Portobello Road, the swinging London girl has always been an unstoppable M·A·C makeup force! Spring 2010 insists on the ultimate flower fusion, with M·A·C joining forces with Liberty, creating cool Britannia compacts and Lipsticks, Eye Shadows, Powder, Blush, Nail Lacquers and, of course – blushing, bountiful, quite British accessories.


Beauty Powder ($25.00)
The luxurious, soft pearl finish of M·A·C Beauty Powder packaged in a glossssy white compact. Lid is decorated with an exclusively created flower and bird pattern for the Give Me Liberty of London collection. Limited edition.

Shell Pearl: Pale peach with gold pearl
Summer Rose: Soft violet pink with pearl


Eyeshadow ($14.50)

Give Me Liberty of London: Flat creamy pink
Free to Be: Creamy true coral
Dame’s Desire: Frosty mid-tone reddish purple
Birds & Berries: Frosted dark green blue
Bough Grey: Mid-tone bluish grey


Lipstick ($14.00)

Ever Hip: Creamy light coral
Peachstock: Neutral peach
Petals & Peacocks: Creamy bright magenta pink
Blooming Lovely: Creamy greyed lilac mauve


Lipglass ($14.00)

Frankly Fresh: Neutral pink beige with soft pearl
Perennial High Style: Creamy bright pink coral
English Accents: Creamy mid-tone blue pink
A Different Groove: Deep purple brown with pearl


Blush ($18.50)
Dirty Plum: Sheer dark plum
Prim & Proper: Neutral nude


Nail Lacquer ($12.00)

Vestral White: Creamy white
Blue India: Dark green blue with pearl


Liberty of London Makeup Bags

Small: A limited-edition laminated makeup bag decorated with an exclusively created flower and bird pattern for the Give Me Liberty of London collection. Zip closure boasts a fabulously outsize floral pull. ($22.00)

Medium: A limited-edition laminated makeup bag decorated with an exclusively created flower and bird pattern for the Give Me Liberty of London collection. Zip closure boasts a fabulously outsize floral pull. ($25.00)


Liberty of London Scarf ($95.00)
A limited-edition scarf designed with an exclusively created floral pattern for the Give Me Liberty of London collection. Rows of coral, orange, yellow and blue flowers form a repeating pattern on a white background. The fabric is a soft wool/viscose blend. Made in Italy. Measures 27″ x 82″.



Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Guide to Perfect Eyeliner

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Step-by-Step Guide for Perfect Eyeliner

Too scared to try a sexy cat eye? It's so easy with these tips


Don't you just love the winged-out eyeliner look you see on sultry celebrities like Angelina Jolie? While it may look intimidating, it's actually a very simple makeup technique. Blogger Temptalia shows us how it's done so we can all have super-sexy eyes.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

MAC Art Supplies Collection

Launch Date: April 1st, 2010


Just as Art Supplies for Eyes invokes the vision, Art Supplies for Lips speaks to the ultimate in sensuality….Luscious lips drawn from innovative new Lipstain Markers and Pencils to use like a modern multi-media artist would – design and discover! Incorporating the concept of art tools into the world of M·A·C makeup, these pencils and markers create dramatically different lip looks. New Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker has the doodle-fun of a “pen,” but with sophisticated, light and long-wearing results. It’s all about artistic freedom!

Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker ($16.00)
A lightweight lip stain featuring the look and delivery of a colour marker. With its felt-tip nib, it goes on with precision to deliver a sheer, ins tantly abs orbed flush of colour that can last all night. Fills, defines and layers for more colour when wanted. No need for lip liner.

Full of Flare: Bright yellow coral
Stylesetter: Hot pink
A Classic: Rose red
Purposefully Red: Dirty red coral
Modern Mocha: Light brown
Point of View: Light neutral
Tomorrow’s Coral: Mid-tone blue red
Runway Ripened: Berry plum red
Sunset: Coral brown

Greasepaint Stick ($17.50)

Greengrease: Blackened forest green
Zinc Zone: Dark gunmetal
Slick Black: True carbon black
Dirty: Blackened taupe with pearl
Brown, Now: Blackened burgundy
Below Ground: Blackened bronze
Uniformly Blue: Blackened navy
Charred Mauve: Blackened violet


Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner ($14.50)
An eye pencil that provides rich, luxurious colour with a touch of shimmer and sparkle. Soft, smooth, creamy formula glides on for a perfectly intense line, yet its soft texture allows you to blend. Long-wearing, smudge-proof.

Almost Noir: Dirty plum
Designer Purple: Iridescent violet
Petrol Blue: Deep navy
Undercurrent: Blue teal
Industrial: Periwinkle grey
Black Line: True black


Lipglass ($14.00)

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