Wednesday, April 27, 2011

MAC Surf Baby Collection

Launch: 26 May 2011 [US/Canada]
June 2011 [international]

Grab the board, hop in the Jeep, cruise the Pacific Coast Highway… Surf’s up! The lure of the endless summer starts here with My Paradise Cheek Powder, Summer Stash of Crushed Metallic Pigments, Hibiscus Lipstick and Splashproof Lash Mascara that just won’t smudge. Colourful, lustrous, and full of life...journey to a world where feeling the rush means taking a risk. Hang Ten!

Lipstick $15.50
Hibiscus - Bright orange coral (lustre)
Naturally Eccentric [Repromote] - Creamy white nude (cremesheen)
Mocha [Repromote] - Peachy yellow-brown (satin)
Bust Out! - Dirty mid-tone violet (lustre)

Eyeshadow $15.50 
Saffron - Deep coral caramel (satin)
Short Shorts - Frosty white champagne (frost)
Sun Blonde - Dirty yellow gold (frost)
Surf USA - Frosted teal (frost)
Swell Baby - Mid-tone grey (satin)

Lipglass $15.50 
Girl on Board - Pale white gold
Good Loving - Soft peachy pink
Krazy Kahuna - Warm mid-tone brown
Strange Potion [Repromote, Venomous Villans] - Soft coral pink

Pigment $19.50
Naked - Fleshy beige with golden copper pearl
Melon - Soft bright golden peach

Surf Baby Cheek Powder $28.00
My Paradise - Peach pressed with gold hibiscus flower overspray

Powerpoint Eye Pencil $15.50
Blue noon - Teal with gold pearl
Gilded white - Yellow white frost

Splashproof Lash Mascara  $14.00
Blacksplash - Black

Crushed Metallic Pigments $32.50 
Summer Stash
Light pink champagne (frost)
Light white pearl (frost)
Light violet with silver pearl (frost)
Brown bronze with gold pearl (frost)
Surf the Ocean
Frosty platinum (frost)
Light yellow green (frost)
Gold bronze (frost)
Dirty graphite with silver pearl (frost)

Nail Laquer
Hangin Loose - Dirty pink nude
Ocean Dip - Mid-tone creamy aqua



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10 Fragrance Ideas for Mother's Day!

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Mother's Day Special: 10 Best Fragrances for Your Mom

Pick up one of these thoughtful scents in order to thank the most important woman in your life


Mother's Day Special: 10 Best Fragrances for Your Mom

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Trust us, she'll love these picks way more than the mug with "#1 Mom" slapped on it. She had to say she liked that … it's called unconditional love.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Closed! Winner will be announced Shortly:-)



I'm going to be giving away this lovely LUSH Mamma Mia gift (With a retro soap and a brand new product!) A perfect gift for anyone, especially moms and soon to be moms! This contest will end on May 5 at Midnight Eastern Standard time. This contest is open to everyone and there will be one winner!

What you'll win: Mamma Mia! It's another brilliant mum gift from Lucy and Becca. A box of five shower goodies for mums on the run. Soften with our Creamed Almond and Coconut Smoothie, moisturize your mitts with Tiny Hands, start your day the fruity way with Miranda soap, visit the Mediterranean by way of The Olive Branch and scrub away your skin troubles with our tough Sugar Scrub.

Two ways to enter:

1) Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this:
RT @BrittyKB87 Lush Mamma Mia Gift Giveaway: http://alittlemorebeautiful.blogspot.com/2011/04/lush-mothers-day-giveaway.html

2) Subscribe and Comment below telling me what you love about your mom or what you
love about being a mother:-) Don't forget to include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win!

You can do both of these to double your chance of winning to win:-)
Saturday, April 23, 2011

Some of the Best Affordable Eyeliners!

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16 Best Eyeliners for $10 (or Less!)

See the eyeliners that readers say are topnotch and cheap


16 Best Eyeliners for $10 (or Less!)

This is a TotalBeauty.com eye makeup article

The million-dollar question is … can you get a great eyeliner without breaking the bank? Well, according to our honest and loyal Total Beauty reviewers, the answer is yes. To prove it, we've compiled their favorite eyeliners that cost less than $10.

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No. 16: Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner, $5

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8


"It's super black, goes on very easily with the felt tip, dries quickly, never smudges/transfers/slides, and is affordable!"

No. 15: Maybelline New York Expert Eyes Twin Brow & Eye Pencils, $2.99

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.1


"I've been using this product forever. It lasts forever and [the] price is great."

No. 14: Sephora Jumbo Eye Pencil, $6

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.3


"What a nice surprise! This pencil is fantastic ... and it's only five bucks!!"

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

MAC Fashion Flower Collection


Launch Date: 5 May 2011 (US/Canada)
June 2011 (International)

Bloom brightly with a stylish fusion of the floral and the fashionable in the summer color collection that evoke the cool side of the hottest season. Fashionflower girls are free to be, each one with cultivated connection to the green house and the fashion house. Unfolding and flourishing these perennial primadonna embrace the growing tend of cheeks and eyes lightly dusted with daisy debossed beauty powder and shadows. Their confidence steams from petal-light lashes that sprout dramatically with studio fix bold-black lashes dew lips that sparkle sweetly in budding beauty lipgelee and summer shower, a softly sheer aqua blue lipstick. Ever him join these rare blossoms and succumb horticulturally to bouquet thats equal parts of fluer and couture.

Lipstick $14.50
Summer Shower- Light aqua (Glaze)
Mlle- Light white pink (Glaze)
Ever hip- Bright creamy coral (Creemsheen)
Growing Tend- Mid-tone taupe nude (Amplified Creme)

Lipgelee $14.50
Now in Season- Pale yellow with pearlized pigment
Fashionflower- Pale pink with pearlized pigments
Budding Beauty- Pale coral with pearlized pigments

Eyeshadow $14.50
Lucky Green- Frosted mid-tone lime (Veluxe Pearl)
Fresh Daisy- Frosted mid-tone yellow white (Frost)
Bows & Curtsey- Metallic hunter green (Satin)
Aqua- Aqua blue (Matte)
Free to be- Bright true coral (Matte)
Groundcover- Mid-tone warm grey (Matte)

Studio fix lash $14.00
Bold Black- Deep intense black

Penultimate eye liner $17.50
Rapid black- Pure black

Beauty Powder $25.00
Light Sunshine- Pastel neutral pink with soft gold and pink sparkles
Alpha Girl- Soft peachy pink with gold nuances

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Thanks to Specktra! and Temptalia for the collection info and photos!
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Amazing Hair Makeovers!

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Dramatic Hair Color Makeover

See how one busy working mom got a major boost in confidence with this chic new color


Dramatic Hair Color Makeover

This is a TotalBeauty.com makeover article

With a demanding work life, and an even more demanding 2-year-old at home, Beth needed a cut and color that would help her look more polished and put-together -- without taking a ton of time. So we called in our team of experts at the Warren-Tricomi salon to give her a new low-maintenance 'do.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Makeup Look: Oranges/Pinks/Purples w/a hint of Green:-)



I was inspired to do this look by the lovely Spring flowers and sunshine! I hope you enjoy it, I thought it was bright and playful:-)

Eyes
MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot
MAC Chrome Yellow (Inner corner)
MAC Free To Be (Lid)
MAC Swish (On Brow Bone)
MAC Hepcat (Outter V)
MAC Blacktrack fluidline (On upper lash line)
MAC Minted Eye Kohl (Lower Lash line)
MAC False Lashes Mascara (Upper and Lower Lashes)
Senna Cosmetics Brow Powder

Face
Revlon Photo Ready Foundation in 001 Ivory
MAC Sakura Blush

Lips
MAC Ever Hip Lipstick


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Beauty Breakthroughs

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High-End Beauty Breakthroughs

Unfortunately, innovation isn't always cheap, but these beauty breakthroughs may be worth the splurge


High-End Beauty Breakthroughs

This is a TotalBeauty.com beauty products article

Whether you are a woman of means, the type who occasionally treats yourself to beauty indulgences, or someone who only likes to window shop, these high-priced breakthroughs are worth knowing about as they are paving the way to a more beautiful future.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MAC Fashion Flower Collection



Launch Date: 5 May 2011 (US/Canada)
June 2011 (International)

Bloom brightly with a stylish fusion of the floral and the fashionable in the summer color collection that evoke the cool side of the hottest season. Fashionflower girls are free to be, each one with cultivated connection to the green house and the fashion house. Unfolding and flourishing these perennial primadonna embrace the growing tend of cheeks and eyes lightly dusted with daisy debossed beauty powder and shadows. Their confidence steams from petal-light lashes that sprout dramatically with studio fix bold-black lashes dew lips that sparkle sweetly in budding beauty lipgelee and summer shower, a softly sheer aqua blue lipstick. Ever him join these rare blossoms and succumb horticulturally to bouquet thats equal parts of fluer and couture.

Lipstick $14.50
Summer Shower- Light aqua (Glaze)
Mlle- Light white pink (Glaze)
Ever hip- Bright creamy coral (Creemsheen)
Growing Tend- Mid-tone taupe nude (Amplified Creme)

Lipgelee $14.50
Now in Season- Pale yellow with pearlized pigment
Fashionflower- Pale pink with pearlized pigments
Budding Beauty- Pale coral with pearlized pigments

Eyeshadow $14.50
Lucky Green- Frosted mid-tone lime (Veluxe Pearl)
Fresh Daisy- Frosted mid-tone yellow white (Frost)
Bows & Curtsey- Metallic hunter green (Satin)
Aqua- Aqua blue (Matte)
Free to be- Bright true coral (Matte)
Groundcover- Mid-tone warm grey (Matte)

Studio fix lash $14.00
Bold Black- Deep intense black

Penultimate eye liner $17.50
Rapid black- Pure black

Beauty Powder $25.00
Light Sunshine- Pastel neutral pink with soft gold and pink sparkles
Alpha Girl- Soft peachy pink with gold nuances

Thanks to Specktra! Stay Tuned for Collection Photos!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

15 Awesome Shaving Products!

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15 Best Shaving Products

See which products readers say make their hair removal process less sc-hairy


15 Best Shaving Products

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From gels and creams to razors galore, drugstores are a shaving product haven … but not all products are created equally, which is why we've sifted through hundreds of reader reviews in order to present you with a list of the best.

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No. 15: Bikini Zone Shave Gel, $4.50

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 7.6


"I rub [this product] in right after I get out of the shower and it immediately soothes and prevents razor burn!"

No. 14: Schick Silks Effect Plus Razor, $6.49

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 7.6


"I was never satisfied with razors, until I found Schick Silks Effect Plus! It is really soft, but it gets the job done."

No. 13: Tend Skin Liquid, $11.99

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 7.7


"I can't live without it! I absolutely love this stuff."

So, which shaving product is No. 1? Click here!

MAC Flighty Collection


Launch Date: May 2011 (US/Canada)
June 2011 (International)


Let your imagination take flight with caprice as your only guide. Float into a room with a step lighter than air. Elevate your state of mind with a high-altitude collection of sensually. New spongy watercolour whipped mousse cream shadows in hues that fly higher than gravity’s rainbow. Soar sky-high with a flock of sixteen Free As Air shades that Up the Ante for fresh formula innovation in luminescent washes that build from sheer to medium easily. Eye plumage is playful with four limited edition shades of Zoom Lash Mascara certain to unleash a torrent of Tweets. Birds of a feather flock together – individually with colour uncaged…colour that sings!



Big Bounce Shadow- Eyeshadow with mousse texture and sparkly pigments. It comes in 15 colors.

Free as Air (light blue)
Spread the Wealth (mid-tone olive)
Rich, Sweet (chocolate taupe)
Extra Charged (turquoise)
Count your assets (decadent purple)
My next indulgence (forest green)
Trophy (soft peach)
Rich thrills (mid tone silver)
Good Fortune (soft pink)
Sizzlin’ Diva (copper)
Luxury Touch (violet)
Light (cream)
Chocolate (gold)
Bright (peach)

Zoom lash-
Green is green- Jade-green mascara, to accomplish colorful lashes.

Lashes
#7- Hand-made lashes with natural length.

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Thank you to www.allurabeauty.com and www.musingsofamuse.com.
Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Clean Your Makeup Collection!

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7 Tips to Help You Organize Your Makeup Like a Pro

Ignoring it won't make the mess go away. It's time to clean up your makeup stash -- here's how


7 Tips to Help You Organize Your Makeup Like a Pro

This is a TotalBeauty.com expert tips article

It's time for a total overhaul and to find out the best and smartest ways to keep your stash in check, we went to the experts who offer up tips that'll help you keep your makeup organized and up-to-date.

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Lush Easter Collection Review

Often Easter is a holiday that focuses quite a bit on children-the candy, the stuffed animals, the plastic easter egg hunts. Well, Lush does a great job of making products that are fun for kids and adults! This years Easter Collection is small but cute and has some products that I think will go over really well with people:-) Here are my thoughts and first impressions!


Donkey Oaty

Lush pulls no punches about the strangeness of this little donkey bath bomb as part of the easter collection. A donkey is not typically the first thing that jumps to mind when they think of Easter! But quirkiness aside, this little guy is not only cute, it smells lovely too. If you're a fan of Lush's Charity Pot body lotion, you'll love pairing it up with this bomb! It has the same floral fragrance with that nice touch of cocoa.


Candy Fluff Egg

Do you miss Snow Fairy? Have no Fear, the Candy Fluff Egg is here! It smells just like Snow Fairy shower gel which is a Limited Edition Shower Gel sold around Christmas time that so many Lushies love! Not only does it smell lovely, it turns the water a gorgeous pink and has cute little candy flowers in it-what girl-young and old- wouldn't love that?


Hippy Chick

This one is absolutely adorable-almost too cute to use! But once you smell it's gorgeous citrus scent, you'll be dying to throw him in the tub. This is my favorite bath bomb out of the collection (which is a bit odd because I'm usually a more floral type of girl over citrus). It smells like Lush's Happy Hippy shower gel and has Bergamot oil in it which is great for the skin and awesome for reducing stress! This one is a perfect bomb for Spring!


Happy Easter Gift

This would make a great gift for any child or adult-especially a Lush fanatic or anyone who loves a good bath! You can definitely get several baths out of this adorable "egg" with the Hippy Chick inside. One half of the egg is the Candy Fluff fragrance and the other half is an Avobath. Avobath is one of the best bath bombs for providing moisture and it has a lovely lemongrass, fresh, clean scent. It actually has Avocado oil in it so it's perfect for dry skin.


Bunny Wrap

An adorable way to wrap up a bath bomb and give to anyone-but I'm especially excited about giving this little guy to my niece! Soo cute!


Has anyone had a chance to check out the Lush Easter Collection yet? What do you think of the products? See anything that catches your eye? ;-) Let me know in the comments section below!

HANA Professional Flat Iron 1" - Pink Edition Review




I am pretty excited to be doing this review. I haven't been this excited about a product in a long time. I have not had great luck with flat irons- my hair is thick and naturally wavy and has a tendency to frizz-it usually takes me forever to straighten my hair and I have to go over the same section at least 3 times to get it straight and frizz free. Unfortunately, this damages my hair quite a bit. Using any kind heat styling can damage your hair but having to do it excessively just adds to the problem.

Well, I was offered the chance to review this HANA professional 1" iron and I figured I'd give it a go. I was absolutely delighted when I tried it and each section of hair was straight in one pass! The ceramic plates really help eliminate my annoying frizz and protects color. The heat setting dial is fantastic-5 settings-I can adjust the heat to the perfect temperature for my unruly hair! This 1" iron is so light and easy to handle, it made such a difference in styling my hair. It's also awesome to make pretty, loose curls! One of the biggest pros for me was how quickly it heats up! I literally had to weight maybe 20-30 seconds for it to be ready to use and the indicator light blinks when it's all set to use.

It also comes with a heat resistant pad which is great for keeping my vanity safe, a great heat proof storage pouch which is handy to travel with and the fact that pink is my favorite color didn't hurt one bit! Haha!

Price: On sale for $119.99

You can find this flat iron and all your other Ceramic Hair Straighteners and hair care and styling needs- Hair Dryers and Biosilk Products at Misikko!


This product was sent to me for the consideration of review.