Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How to Get a Great Fake Tan!

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Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Getting a Gorgeous Faux Tan

Here are steps for getting the best sunless tan -- ever


Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Getting a Gorgeous Faux Tan

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Tanning expert for the St. Tropez brand, Fiona Locke, bronzes up celebs and shares tips with us on how to get a sexy summer tan without lying in the sun.

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WEN Lavender Replenishing Mist Review




This fantastic smelling spray is a multi purpose product that can be used to replenish moisture to your hair, face and body. It helps calm frizz and quenches dry skin and hair without leaving a sticky or oily residue behind.

I've been getting a lot of use out of this product this summer because it doesn't cause my makeup to melt or weigh down my hair. I live in an area where it gets pretty hot and humid and this mist is so fine that it really does just pick you up and refreshes your skin and hair. The lavender scent is light, pretty and soothing. The one thing I would suggest when using this product is to not spray the roots of your hair, considering in the summer our hair tends to be a bit more oily at the roots.

WEN's Lavender Replenishing Mist contains restorative botanicals and extracts. You can check out a full list of the ingredients HERE.

This mist is a little pricey so it probably won't appeal to everyone but if you're already a fan of WEN products or have issues with frizz, this would be a great product for you to check out!

Price: $32
Available at: Chaz Dean



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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Skin Care Routines: Do they Work?

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Do Skin Care Routines Actually Work?


Dermatologists dish eight reasons why we should keep putting on the lotions and potions


Do Skin Care Routines Actually Work?


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Skin pros nudge us to keep taking care of our skin day and night and tell why it really works.

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Lush Cosmetics: Mint Julips Peppermint and Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub Review



It's a very rare day that anyone would ever see me without lipstick or some other lip product on my lips. It's one of those beauty products I can't live without. Well, I recently purchased Lush's Mint Julips Peppermint and Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub and it has made it on my "can't live without" list. This lip scrub keeps my lips completely smooth and flake free. I absolutely despise the feeling of dry, chapped and flaky lips. Having chapped lips also makes lipstick a bit more difficult to wear because often it enhances the appearance of any dryness. This lip scrub completely eliminates that problem.

The scent is more minty than chocolate in my opinion but I really like it. It tastes great and contains peppermint oil, Jojoba Oil, Vanilla Extract and Castor Sugar. It's easy as can be to use. Just scrub it on your lips and wipe off or you can even lick it off. I usually use this product once every night and then follow it with a nice thick lip balm to condition my lips all night. You need such a small amount each use that this container will last ou a very long time so the value is definitely good! There are three flavors total: Sweet Lips Lip Scrub, Bubble Gum Lip Scrub, and Mint Julips Lip Scrub. Definitely a must have in my opinion!

Price: $8.95
Available at: Lush
Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Best and Worst Summer Hair Products

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Summer Hairstyling Tools: the Duds and the Winners

Find out which hair care products are the best and worst ones to use as temperatures rise


Summer Hairstyling Tools: the Duds and the Winners

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Total Beauty readers let us know which products help de-frizz and add sexy summer waves and which ones just make hair look greasy and gross.

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Worst: No. 4: Frederic Fekkai Summer Hair Beach Waves, $23


TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.1


"This product definitely did not work …"

No. 3: Charles Worthington London Big Hair Full Volume Texturizing Salt Spray, $5.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 5.9



"Makes your hair look dirty …"

Best: No. 8: Frederic Fekkai Summer Hair Zero-Humidity Frizz Control, $23

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 7.8



"This product helps keep my flyaways under control …"

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Friday, June 18, 2010

MAC Cosmetics Venomous Villains collection

Launch Date:
September 2010 (US and Canada)
October 2010 (International)


Cruella

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

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

Eyeshadow
De-vil- rich copper
Sweet joy- creamy pale gold
Carbon- matte black

Rapidblack Eye Liner

Beauty Powder
Her own devices -cool nude

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


Evil Queen

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

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

Eyeshadow
Her Alter Image- Light violet
Vainglorious- Bronze burgundy
Vile Violet- Deep blue purple

Penultimate Brow Universal

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

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


Maleficent

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

Lipglass
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

Lipgelee
Resort Life - off white with pink pearl

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

Pigment
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

Mirror
I'm so vain -Round special decoration compact mirror


Thanks to Specky Becky at Specktra!!!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Goodies for Dad

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Grooming Goodies for Dad

Find a Father's Day gift in this roundup of the best shaving creams, colognes and such


Grooming Goodies for Dad

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Put together a Dad's Day care package from this list of best male skin care products.

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No. 9: Redken for Men Go Clean Daily Care Shampoo for Normal Hair, $12

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.3


"The smell is intoxicating for the women around me …"

No. 8: The Body Shop for Men Maca Root Deodorant Stick, $6

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.4


"This deodorant did control the odor all day …"

No. 7: Gillette Mach 3 Power, $9.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.5


"My husband uses it on his face and it always turns out silky and smooth …"

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

Monday, June 14, 2010

MAC In the Groove Collection: Photo Update!!


US Launch Date: July 8th, 2010
International Launch Date: August 2010



Lipstick ($14.00)

Call My Bluff: Mid-tone creamy coffee
Jazzed: Bright coral pink
Creme de Nude: Pale muted peach beige
I Like It Like That: Deep Blue pink
All Styled Up: Bright yellow pink
Go For It: Mid-tone blue purple


Cremesheen Glass ($18.00)

On the Scene: Light Coral beige
You’ve Got It: Mid-tone silver grey
Going Casual: Sheer lilac
Fashion Whim: Light Beige
Right Image: Mid-tone blue pink
Chillin’: Light white blue


Mineralize Eye Shadow Trios ($19.50)

Love to Love: Satin beige/Pearly Bronze/Satin Brown
In the Groove: Satin green/Pearly burgundy/Satin coral
Making It Easy: Satin red brown/Pearly beige rose/Satin dark beige
Togetherness: Satin lavender/Pearly purple/Satin grey
Style Influencer: Satin silver/Pearly deep blue/Satin deep mauve brown
Soften the Mood: Satin light brown/Pearly rose/Satin light blue
Fresh & Easy: Satin pink/Pearly burgundy/Satin grey
Calm, Cool, & Collected: Satin deep green/Pearly green/Satin beige
Blue My Mind: Satin light blue/Pearly deep teal/Satin black


Powerpoint Eye Pencil ($14.50)

Stubborn Brown: Deep Rich Brown
Permaplum: Deep plum with pink shimmer
Navy Stain: Royal blue with shimmer


Zoomlash ($13.00)

Zoomblack: Rich Black


Mineralized Skinfinish ($28.00)

By Candlelight: Golden pink
Stereo Rose: Coral with golden/bronze shimmering nuances
Comfort: Golden bronze
Petticoat: Pale rose with gold and amber veining


Mineralize Blush Duo ($23.00)

Happy Together: Satin caramel/Pearly beige
A Little Bit of Sunshine: Satin light brown/Pearly beige
Hang Loose: Satin bright pink/Pearly lavender
Band of Roses: Satin blue pink/Pearly light plum
New Vibe: Satin deep rose/Pearly bronze


Brush ($42.00)

187 Brush: A large full circular brush used for lightweight application and blending of face powder or pigments. Use to create soft layers or add textures. Made from a soft blend of goat and synthetic fibres.


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Thank you to MacKarrie.com for the product photos!
Sunday, June 13, 2010

Anti-Aging for Your Body!

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Keep That Bod Forever Young

Make sure your anti-aging regimen includes your body


Keep That Bod Forever Young

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We called on skin doctors to offer up secrets to a younger looking body.

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Giveaway CLOSED! Winner will be announced shortly!



Giveaway time again! This one I'm particularly excited about. I'm giving away a $50 MAC Gift Card! This giveaway is just something I've been wanting to do for a while now and is completely sponsored by me.

This Giveaway is beginning now and will end July 16th, Midnight. The winner will be chosen at random and announced and contacted by me on July 17th. This one is only open to readers in the United Stated (I'm sorry! I'll have a great giveaway open to everyone soon!)according to your state laws.

Two Ways to Enter:
You can enter one way or enter both ways for 2 chances to win!

1) Comment below on this post and tell me your absolutely favorite MAC product/shade ever! If you haven't tried any MAC products, just tell me what you've been dying to try! Be sure to leave your e-mail address!
2) Follow me on Twitter HERE and RT this "RT @BrittyKB87 and Follow @BrittyKB87 & RT to win a $50 MAC Gift Card! Details Here: http://tinyurl.com/248ht44". (If you already follow me, just retweet it or tweet about the contest.

Good luck and have a fantastic day!
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fantastic Hair: Before and Afters!

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Extreme Hair Makeovers

Real women get total hair overhauls -- find out how to get their look with tips from the pros


Extreme Hair Makeovers

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Hair experts reveal the ins and outs of these hair makeovers and tell which drugstore products you can use to get their updated looks.

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Rimmel London The Max Volume Flash Mascara



The bright, hot pink tube of this volumizing mascara is tough to miss. It's also very affordable at only $7 dollars. I had heard good things about this mascara from multiple people and YouTube gurus so I decided why not try it out?

I was pretty glad I did. It's main claim is it provides extreme volume and while that is true, it also adds a bit of length. I didn't have much of an issue with any clumping and the huge brush really fattened out my lashes. My only issue (although a mild one) is that the large brush made it just a bit difficult to get tinier lashes in the corners of my eyes. I did manage though and the brush does a nice job of fanning the lashes out.

The mascara formula is jet black (called Extreme Black) so it's good for a very dramatic lash look. Although this formula particular isn't waterproof, it didn't flake, melt off or smudge while I wore it throughout the day. It came off easily with my makeup removing wipes. This is an affordable mascara that does exactly what it says it does. Perfect for anyone looking for voluminous lashes without paying a fortune!

Price: $7
Available at: Drugstores
Friday, June 11, 2010

Quick and Easy Makeup Looks

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Four-Minute Makeup Looks

Total Beauty editors take one for the team to put these quickie looks to the test and get their mug shots, er, photos taken


Four-Minute Makeup Looks

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Celeb makeup artist created six four-minute makeup looks -- can they realistically be done? Our editors prove it.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summer Trend: Whites and Creams

Nothing looks cooler on hot summer days than a gorgeous white summer dress or a pretty cream blouse. White and cream colors are feminine and angelic and can be worn by almost every skin tone. Cooler skin tones tend to be able to pull white off better and warm skin tones might want to opt for a more cream color. This palette of colors is a gorgeous trend for this Summer, so here are a few really pretty options:


Rayla by CandyBand Accessories
This is a lovely Summer hair accessory that's look so pretty paired with a Summer dress!
Price: $18.00
Available: CandyBand Accessories



Mixed Media Shell top by Ann Taylor
So pretty, delicate and feminine!
Price: $49.99
Available: Ann Taylor



Free People Dress, Sleeveless Stargazer Crochet Linen Maxi
This flowy ivory dress would look great on a casual day out, perfect to take on vacation, or could even be dressed up for evening. So pretty!
Price: On sale for $109
Available: Macys



London Times Plus Size Dress, Puff Sleeve Eyelet Button Front
This is a prefect summer dress for fuller figured gals! So flattering and completely adorable!
Price: On Sale for $80.99
Available: Macys



Franco Sarto 'Cannes' Espadrille
These peep toe wedges would look perfect with so many different outfits. I love the little bows! The lower heel makes them extremely wearable!
Price: $69.95
Available: Exclusively at Nordstrom



Kate Spade 'monterey bay' charm bracelet
This gold and cream bracelet screams summer! The charms are so beachy and cute!
Price: $175
Available: Nordstrom


These are just a few of the adorable trends in the cream and white color palette that's so hot this Summer! Do you like wearing this light color palette? Comment below and let me know if you're planning any cool summer purchases or if you like any of the items I used in this post!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Naturally Beautiful: Tips and Tricks

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Makeup and Hair Tips to Help You Look Naturally Beautiful

Become a natural beauty by recreating these simple celeb beauty looks


Makeup and Hair Tips to Help You Look Naturally Beautiful

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Following these beauty how-tos will help you look subtly gorgeous all summer.

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e.l.f. Shimmer Palette Review




This e.l.f. palette contains 4 shimmery shades that can be used in a variety of ways. I have literally used this palette nearly every single day since it was sent to me for consideration of review. The product is very creamy and weightless and isn't at all greasy. The colors are very wearable for a variety of skin tones and can be used on your face, eyes, or lips.

These shimmery creams are fantastic highlighters. The pearl shade looks gorgeous applied to the inner corners of the eyes and really brightens them up and makes you appear more awake. I highlight my brow bone and cheeks with the champagne color and apply a bit of the pinker shades to the center of my bottom lip over whatever lip color I'm wearing.

The price is absolutely unbeatable. Being only $3 dollars and an extremely usable product, I have zero complaints. I think almost anyone could find good use for this palette. Some of the shades would even look lovely as a shadow, especially this summer!

Price: $3
Available at: Eyes Lips Face, e.l.f.


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Sunday, June 6, 2010

What Eye Shadows Will Make Your Eye Color Pop?

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What Eyeshadow Shade Will Enhance Your Eye Color?

This quiz has the answer


What Eyeshadow Shade Will Enhance Your Eye Color?

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Celeb makeup guru Carol Shaw helped us create this quiz so that you can find the sexiest eyeshadow to compliment your peepers.

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MAC Dare to Wear Collection

Dare to Wear

Launch Date: July 2010

Lipglass

Ban This!- Deep purple with multi-pearl
Bold & Brash- Bright red with multi-pearl
Dare to Dare- Light blue pink with multi-pearl
Gimme That!- Bright fuchsia pink with pink pearl
So Bad- Mid-tone coral orange with pink and gold pearl
Wind me Up- Dirty bronze with pink and gold pearl


Eyeshadow

Aqua- Subdued, pale greyed aqua (Matte)
Atlantic Blue- Bright violet blue (Matte)
Crazy Cool- Mid-tone lavender
Louder Please- Bright fuchsia pink (Matte)
Sassy Grass- Bright pale green (Matte)
Shock-a-holic- Bright purple
Free to Be- Bright true coral (Matte)
Going Bananas- Soft lemon yellow (Frost)
Lime- Lime green (Matte)
Sky Blue- Sky blue (Frost)
Winkle- Mid-tone cornflower blue (Satin)
Zingy- Bright blue (Matte)



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Thank you to www.joliette.be for this collection info and photos!