Monday, November 29, 2010

The Best Affordable Conditioners
Best Drugstore Conditioners

Find out which hair hydrators readers say are the 14 best (and cheapest!)

Best Drugstore Conditioners

This is a Hair care article

Don't waste any more time in the drugstore aisle agonizing over which conditioner is better than the next. We did the dirty work for you, so go check out this list of reader-approved conditioners.

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No. 14: L'Oreal Paris EverPure Volume Conditioner, $5.99 average reader rating: 8.6

"This one gives great, natural volume without making my hair look like an oil slick."

No. 13: Aveeno Nourish + Moisture Conditioner, $6.99 average reader rating: 8.6

This "is the first product ever that has seemed to cure [my dry scalp] completely. It's a miracle! And a CHEAP miracle!"

No. 12: Suave Professionals Humectant Moisture Conditioner, $3.29 average reader rating: 8.9

"This is a great product at a very bargain price. It leaves my hair hydrated, soft and silky."

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

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Holiday Shopping Guide!
Holiday Gift Guide

Beauty product gift ideas for any budget

Holiday Gift Guide

This is a beauty products article

This guide has a little something for everyone on your list and offers limited edition gift sets in a range of prices.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pink 4 Friday by MAC Cosmetics and Nicki Minaj

It’s a monster collaboration: Pink 4 Friday by MAC Cosmetics and Nicki Minaj. The Trinidadian hip-hop diva has personally designed a limited edition MAC Lipstick, Pink Friday, to celebrate the release of her highly anticipated debut album of the same name. Putting her trademark Barbz glamour twist on a bright, creamy pink satin formula, Nicki Says, “MAC’s Pink Nouveau was my favorite lipstick for years, but now it’s all about Pink Friday!” Nicki’s exclusive shade will only be available for purchase for four Fridays beginning Friday, November 26th, 2010, while supplies last, on!

Pink Friday: Bright creamy pink lipstick (Satin Finish)


Thank you to Temptalia for this info!
Sunday, November 21, 2010

Win $150 worth of Makeup and a $500 Macy's Gift Card!
Haute for the Holidays Sweepstakes

Find out how you can win free makeup and a gift card

Haute for the Holidays Sweepstakes

This is a makeup article

Enter our sweepstakes and you could win $150 worth of CoverGirl makeup and a $500 Macy's Gift Card.

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Giveaway Winner!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and stay tuned for an exciting Christmas/Holiday giveaway to come! It's going to be a pretty great one:-) Congratulations to this giveaway's winner, Ginger!
Monday, November 15, 2010

Latest and Greatest Affordable Beauty
Best New Technology in Beauty Products

Check out the latest, greatest and affordable beauty products

Best New Technology in Beauty Products

This is a beauty products article

See the most recent beauty product breakthroughs that are easy on the wallet.

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Lush: Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser

Angels on Bare Skin is one of Lush's best selling cleansers- that might very well be because it's suitable for all skin types, calming, cleansing and gentle. I'm a long time Lush fan and have been using the Angels on Bare Skin for the past few weeks now.

I have combination skin which can be really tricky to work with at times. I have spots that get very dry and spots that get very oily. I don't have acne but I do ave issues with breakouts at times, mostly hormonal. Angels on bare Skin really helps balance everything out but the thing I love most about it is how calming it is. It has reduced my redness really well! There are some very finely ground almonds in this cleanser which is great for exfoliating away the dead skin cells.

The look of some of Lush's cleansers can turn some people off but it's a lot easier to use than it looks and it really does work. All you do is take a pea-sized amount and wet it in the palm of your hand and make a paste out of it and then gently massage onto your skin. The one down side to this cleanser is you can't use it to remove your eye makeup so you'll need a separate makeup remover for that. All in all though, it's a great cleanser that I would suggest for anyone with combination, sensitive or irritated skin.

Price: $10.95
Available at: Lush Stores or Lush Online
Sunday, November 14, 2010

Find the Best Mascara for Your Lashes
Find Your Ideal Mascara

Take this quiz to find the best formula for your lashes

Find Your Ideal Mascara

This is a eye makeup article

We want to make sure that your mascara is covering your needs, so we created this quiz to help point you to the best one for you.

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Lush's King of Skin Body Butter

Lush's Body Butters are a really unique product. Some have exfoliants that remove dead skin while others, like the King of Skin are meant to provide intense moisture and lock it in throughout the day. I'm a big fan of Lush's Body Butters but it took me a long time to break down and try this one because of the lack of exfoliants.

King of Skin is a moisturizing bar (kind of like a lotion bar-only better, haha) you use while in the shower-you rub it all over your body and then when you come out you pat dry and you're nice and moisturized all day! This one really delivers intense moisture and keeps you soft all day. I like using it with Lush's Porridge soap because Porridge exfoliates as well as cleanses and then King of Skin keeps you silky soft all day.

There are some amazing and skin conditioning fresh ingredients such as Oat Milk, bananas, Cocoa Butter, Shea butter, Coconut Butter, Jojoba and almond oil. King of Skin is a big time saver because it eliminates the need for applying lotion after your shower or bath. This would be a fantastic product for anyone with dry, sensitive or irritated skin. With winter months quickly approaching, King of Skin would be great to keep you soft and silky even in the harshest weather!

Price: $13.95
Available at: Lush stores or Lush
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Classic Beauty Products
Beauty Products: The Classics

See which products made this list and why

 Beauty Products: The Classics

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Our readers have been loyal to these products for years and we bet you know which ones we're talking about.

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No. 14: Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara, $4.99 average reader rating: 7.7

"I had been using this mascara for years before trying other mascaras, and I still love it …"

No. 13: Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion, $24 average reader rating: 7.7

"This is the best lotion ever! No other can compare to this beautifully-crafted product …"

No. 12: Benefit Benetint, $28 average reader rating: 8

"I love Benefit's Benetint and have been using it as a lip stain and blush for years and years …"

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

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

MAC and Marcel Wanders Collection

Available: November 24th at Mac Stores

Lip Gloss ($22.00)

Aleydis- Fuchsia
Beatrix- Golden Nude
Gertruyd- Blackened red
Mary- Light gold

Lipstick ($22.00)

Catharina- Fuchsia
Digna- Blackened red
Gesina- Red with pink
Martha- Golden champagne with pearl

Sheer Mystery Powder ($60.00)

Light Medium- Pale ivory
Medium Plus- Tan beige

False Lashes ($18.00)

False Black

Air of Style Scent Concentrate ($30.00)

Duo Fibre Brush ($75.00)

Brush Clutch ($75.00)


A big thanks to Temptalia and Vogue for this collection information!
Sunday, November 7, 2010

What Style of Fringe Fits Your Face Shape?
The Most Flattering Fringe for Your Face Shape

Celebrity hairstylist shares the geometry of bangs with us

The Most Flattering Fringe for Your Face Shape

This is a celebrity hairstyles article

Eli Thomas, pro hairstylist, tells us which bangs work best with a heart, round, square and oval shaped face and how to style them.

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MAC Cosmetics and Mickey Contractor Collaboration

Launch Dates:
January 6th 2011 (US/Canada)
January 6th 2011 (International)

Mickey Contractor is the Director of Makeup Artistry for MAC Cosmetics in India. This collaboration collection contains a fair amount of repromote skin products, i.e. foundations, concealers, powders, etc., but it also features brand new shadows, blushes, lips and fluidlines!

Lipstick ($14.50)
Yash- deep neutral
Gulabi- bright fuchsia
Mehr- midtone blue pink
Mocha- (Permanent)

Lipglass ($14.50)
Flesh- midtone nude brown

Eye Shadow
Jaan - light neutral with soft gold pearl
Vivah- brown with gold pearl
Folie- (Permanent)
Carbon- matte black (Permanent)
Oomph- forest green with soft gold pearl
Marvel- deep purple wih soft pink pearl
Rani- bright fuchsia with soft pink pearl
Saffron- deep coral caramel

Fluidline ($15.00)

Siahi- deep turquoise blue
Ivy- bright green

Studio Fix Fluid foundation ($26.00)


Moisturecover Concealer ($16.50)


Moisturecover double-end concealer ($21.00)
coral corrector/yellow corrector

Prep+Prime transparent finishing powder ($22.00)

Powder Blush ($18.50)

Gana- bright white gold
Sur- midtone rosie brown



Check back for more informations and pictures to come:-) Thanks to Specktra for this collection info!!
Friday, November 5, 2010

Lights, Camera, Smile! Sweepstakes
Chapstick Contest

Does your Facebook profile picture belong on the wall of fame?

Chapstick Contest

This is a lip makeup article

Enter our Lights, Camera, Smile! Sweepstakes and you could be featured on Total Beauty and Chapstick's Facebook pages, plus you'll walk away with a designer evening clutch full of Chapstick.

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MAC Cham Pale Collection (Update)

Launch Dates:
US/Canada- 26 December 2010
International- January 2011

Flustered -frosted pale bronze
Quiet, Please

Bubble Lounge- sparkly pink peach
Straight To The Head- sparkly brown bronze
Sin-Tillation- sparkly pale icy pink
Luxure- off white with pink pearlized pigments

Caviar Dreams Quad
Et, Tu Bouquet?
Caviar Dreams - midtone frosted pewter

Paint Pot
Chilled on ice-frosted white gold
Vintage Selection-frosted midtone peach
Dangerous Curve-frosted cool grey
Let Me Pop-frosted light copper

Eye Kohl
I Get No Kick-metallic nude

Kohl Power

Chromographic Pencil

Studio Fix Lash
Black Fix

Special Reserve Highlight Powder
Chez Chez Lame- soft gold with silver shimmer
Rose Ole- soft pink with gold shimmer

Nail Lacquer
Soiree-sparkly light bronze gold
Very Important Platinum-midtone platinum

Complete Comfort Creme (Permanent, Limited Edition in Asia)-

Calms and soothes irritated skin immediately and over time and relieves sensitive skin while diminishing the appearance of redness, irritation and blotchiness. over time, the gentle, soothing formula helps reduce the appearance of broken capillaries and helps even out skin tone. it contains algae extracts that visibly reduce redness and blotchiness on the skin, both immediately and over time. kukui nut oil provides moisturization and emolliency, while kola seed extract acts as an anti-irritant to help soothe irritated skin. it contains wheat germ and barley extracts that help strenghten the skin's natural lipid barrier over time. it moisturizes and softens the skin immediately and over time and improves skin tone over time. its derm- and ophth-tested, non-acnegenic and suitable for all skint types, including sensitive skin.

Fix+ lavendar (Limited Edition)

LC SPF15 lavendar (Limited Edition)

TLC SPF15 lavendar (Limited Edition)
Calm Mode-light neutral beige


Thank you to SPECKTRA for this collection Info and Musings of a Muse for the photos!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fall Beauty Trends to Update Your Look!
Reboot Your Look

Follow these fall beauty trends to give your look an update

Reboot Your Look

This is a makeup tips article

Check out the season's best hair and makeup offerings that'll refresh your look.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Contest Closed! Winner will be announced soon!

Brush Love was nice enough to send me one to give away! One Winner will win the LARGE Black Label Pure Boar and Nylon bristle brush!

Product Info:
The oval BrushLab Black Label Hair Brush features a single nylon quill surrounded by tufts of natural boar bristles, perfect for smoothing, styling, & finishing.

Features and Benefits:

• Nylon bristles penetrate and controls the style

• Boar bristles add shine for a polished finish

• Soft, rubber, air cushion allows for gentle control

• Heat resistant nylon quills.

• Ideal for detangling and grooming all types & textures

Here's all you have to do to enter!

1) Visit and look around their site.
2) Comment below about some Brush love products that catch your fancy-being sure to leave your e-mail and name! OR Follow me on twitter HERE and tweet this "@BrittyKB87 BlackLabel Boar Brush Giveaway!"

This contest will end on November 20th, Midnight Est Standard Time!
Monday, November 1, 2010

The Very Best Editor Tested Foundations!
The 12 Best Editor-Tested Foundations

See which foundations won over these hard-to-please editors the most

The 12 Best Editor-Tested Foundations

This is a face makeup article

Total Beauty editors tried out boatloads of different foundation formulas to bring you their faves.

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Lancome Teint Miracle, $37 editor rating: 10

"The light, liquid formula offers sufficient coverage, but without looking cakey or feeling like makeup on your skin …"

Milani Minerals Mousse Foundation, $8.49 editor rating: 9.5

"My skin felt soft and smooth, and I barely had to dust on face powder to set it because the foundation was already pretty matte on its own …"

MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation, $29.50 editor rating: 9.5

"I have always been a fan of MAC foundations so I wasn't surprised when I fell hopelessly in love with this one …"

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