Sunday, February 27, 2011

Greatest Oscar Hairstyles Ever!

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The Best Oscar Hairstyles Ever

In anticipation of Sunday's "Academy Awards," we took a trip down celebrity memory lane to revisit the best Oscar hairstyles -- ever


The Best Oscar Hairstyles Ever

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As the "Academy Awards" ceremony is arguably the most prominent awards show (broadcasting live in more than 200 countries), it makes sense celebrities spend the better half of the day primping themselves -- there's a whole lot of people judging their chignons … including us. See the looks we love to reminisce about.

See the best hairstyles

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick



U.S./Canada Launch Date: March 3rd, 2011
International Date: March 2011

Gloss is good, but there’s nothing quite as wonderfully, worldly cinematic as a Lipstick – and they’re coming back! We’ve updated formulas to make it all plausible. Sheen Supreme is the combination of the strong, sensually saturated colour of, say, Tilda Swinton’s I Am Love Milanese Lipstick, leavened with the light feel and clear vibrancy, the see-through sheen of a modern New York City Girl Gloss. Imagine no muddy undertones, gliding in pearl or creme finish, moisturizing with no sticky/tacky feel. It’s a new medium, with M∙A∙C in the lead. This is retro/modern – and
devastatingly chic.


Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($14.50)

Bare Again Pinky neutral beige
Behave Yourself Light blue pink
Can’t Get Enough Beige neutral
Can’t Resist Golden purplish red
Full Speed Bright clean yellow pink
Good to Be Bad Deep burgundy
Gotta Dash! Pale coral
Impressive Neutral gilded plum
Insanely It Watermelon pink
Look at Her! Metallic copper
New Temptation Vivid blue red
Quite the Thing! Deep blue plum
Supremely Confident Pale nude
Ultra Darling Mid-tone yellow pink

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Thanks to Temptalia for this collection info!
Monday, February 21, 2011

Color Protecting Shampoos

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14 Amazing Color-Protecting Shampoos

Use one of these top-rated products to keep your hair color intact longer


14 Amazing Color-Protecting Shampoos

This is a TotalBeauty.com hair care products article

Want your money to wash down the drain right along with your freshly done, beautiful hair color? Didn't think so. It makes no sense to spend a fortune on coloring your hair, only to use hair care products that strip the color at home. So stocking up on proper hair care products post-treatment is an absolute must, and these are the ones to buy.

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No. 14: TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Shampoo, $21.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.3


"The first time I used this shampoo, my hair was smoother, texture was good and [my hair] actually had volume and body."

No. 13: Pantene Pro-V Red Expressions Shampoo, Color-Enhancing, Auburn to Burgundy, $6.49

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.3


"If you love your red, you gotta have this for your head."

No. 12: John Frieda Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating Daily Shampoo with Light Enhancers, $6.49

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.4


One reader claims, "this is the best shampoo I have ever used in my entire life … my hair is very fine and with this shampoo it becomes fuller and shinier each time I wash it."

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

Makeup Trend: Coral

Coral makeup was really big on the Spring fashion runways and a lot of women took notice. It's an easy and fun way to start bringing a little "Spring" into these cold remnants of Winter! There are a ton of really pretty and wearable shades to choose from-it's just all about finding what shade works best for you! Want a bold lip color? Choose a coral lipstick or gloss! Want a pretty glow? Choose a sheer coral blush!

Here are some great products to check out if you're interested in this bright and fun makeup trend:

Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Wild Coral, $24



Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Coral Crush, $7
(Sorry, No photo:-( )


Guerlain Limited Edition Blush G., $65



Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Tipsy, $25
(No photo for this one either:-( )


Revlon Color Burst Lip gloss in Papaya, $8



MAC Paradisco Eyeshadow, $14.50
A pretty pinky-coral shade with a frost finish



Let me know what you think of this trend or what you've tried or want to try in the comments section below! Also, stay tuned for another Giveaway announcement-I'm trying to think of a good one:-) If you have any ideas or suggestions, feel free to let me know in the comments section or drop me an e-mail!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How to Get Sofia Vergara's Look

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Copy Sofia Vergera's SAG Awards Makeup Look

Sofia Vergera looked amazing at the show, find out how to easily recreate her look


Copy Sofia Vergera's SAG Awards Makeup Look

This is a TotalBeauty.com celebrity makeup article

The Colombian beauty looked ravishing in a blue Roberto Cavalli gown and, thanks to the handiwork of celebrity makeup artist Kayleen McAdams, she looked every bit as glamorous as the night itself. McAdams reveals how to do the look …

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Very Best Drugstore Products

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20 Best Drugstore Products

Save money on beauty product essentials with these reader-tested and approved goods


20 Best Drugstore Products

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You see, drugstore-aisle enthusiasts like us believe, and for good reason, that it is possible to improve your look and trim your budget at the same time.

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No. 20: Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant, $3.49

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.3


"I have tried just about all of them and this is the first one that works."

No. 19: Olay Regenerist Thermal Contour and Lift, $25.72

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.8


"Short of an expensive spa treatment, this product cannot be beat."

No. 18: Maybelline New York Full 'N Soft Washable Mascara, $5.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.8


"I've spent top dollar on mascaras -- but I keep coming back to this."

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

MAC Quite Cute Collection

Launch Date: April 7, 2011

"CUTE!" The most fanciful, fun and flattering compliment and young, modern trendsetter could ever want! Our version is the girliest kind of international glam possible, a style ride that combines postage-stamp-sized puppies with pixie swizzle-stick fashion and buttergly kisses for cute boys and even cuter shoes! Cupcake icing colors, vintage romance, an ATM card with Hello Kitty on it - and a way of life that says "yes!" to everything adorable! Come on, get happy, with the multi-culti cutie, from Tokyo to Toronto to Paris with love! Pastel shades for Eye Quads, Lipstick, Plushglass, and Nail Lacquer...And due to popular demand, we're completely cute-ifying three favourite Lip Pencil shades from last season that will join the fun and frolic. Flash! You'll ♥ the Mineralize Blush with the sweet heart baked right into it. If it shines, shimmers and pops it's completely, contagiously, cute!


Lipstick $14.50
Playing Koi- Creamy white peach pink (Satin)
Saint Germain- Pastel pink (Amplified)
Candy Yum-Yum- Neon pink (Matte)
Quite Cute - Bright whitened lavender (Cremesheen)
Play Time- Intense violet (Cremesheen)

Plushglass $18.50
Fashion Fanatic- Creamy pale pink
Bubble Tea- Creamy pale nude
Girl ♥ Boy- Bright light blue pink
I ♥ U- Creamy mid-tone purple

Lip Pencil $13.00
In Synch- Bright yellow pink
Naked Liner- Light neutral
Boldly Bare- Mid-tone red brown

Eye shadow x 4 $36.00
CUTiE
Moshi! Moshi! - Pale white green gold (Frost)
Goody Goody Gum Drop - Light white pink (Satin)
Boycrazy- Pale lavender with silver pearlized pigments (Lustre)
Azuki Bean- Mid-tone violet (Frost)

Mineralize Blush $23.00
Giggly- Light pink with a pearly plum heart (Frost)
Sakura- Lavender with pearly deep magenta heart (Frost)
Miss Behave- Light beige with a pearly mint green heart (Frost)

Nail Lacquer $14.00
Ice Cream Cake- Creamy blue pink (Cream)
Little Girl Type- Creamy pale lavender (Cream)
Mischievous- Creamy pale blue mint (Cream)

Penultimate Eye Liner $17.50
Rapidblack - True Black

Zoom Lash $14.00
Zoomblack- Rich black

Loud Lash [Asia Only] $14.00
Noisy Black- Black

False Lashes $14.00
7 Lash- Spikey, slightly seperated, high glam lash


Thank you so much to Specktra for the collection information. Stay tuned for Collection images coming soon!
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Find Your Face Shape!

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Finally Figure Out Your Face Shape -- We'll Show You How

All your hair and makeup conundrums will unravel once you understand what your face shape really is


Finally Figure Out Your Face Shape -- We'll Show You How

This is a TotalBeauty.com hairstyles by face shape article

So, are you ready to unlock the mystery of your face shape once and for all and begin to reap the haircut and makeup benefits that finally knowing it will surely bring?

Find your shape

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Most Loved MAC Lipsticks Part II

Here's part two of my favorite and most worn shades of MAC Lipsticks in my collection. See any of your favorites?


1)Fashion Mews
This frosty light pink color launched in the Hello Kitty Collection. It's got a hint of purple to it but It's a lovely blend and a very girly, fun color to wear.


2) Dark Deed
This is another Venomous Villains launch- it's a bit comparable to Media but with a creamier, glossier finish. It's a gorgeous, deep red wine color-definitely not for the faint of heart!


3) Viva Glam Gaga
This is a pretty light pink with a blue base-I don't feel like the color is done justice on my camera:-/ But it's a nice, creamy finish and it comes off a tad bit glossy. It shows up on camera similar to Fashion mews but without the frosty finish-it's really not too similar in person, at least not on me.


4)Pervette
This color is part of the permanent line and it's a soft, lilacy pink. It goes on quite sheer and is a glaze finish. This one is a pretty unique color with some shimmer.


5) Snob
I love this color-again, it kinda resembles gaga and Fashion mews on camera but it looks a lot different on me in person. This has been one of my all time favorites for a long time. It's a lilacy, blue based light pink. I feel like this one would work on paler skin tones like mine as well as darker, deeper skin tones.


So I guess I really like pinks, huh? Haha! This isn't all though! I have a lot of lipsticks to go through yet and there will probably be one last installment to this list! Don't forget to tell me some of your favorite lipstick colors!