Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Exuviance Age Reverse Eye Contour Cream Review







I have been given the opportunity to try Exuviance Age Reverse Eye Contour eye cream, an eye treatment that target crow's feet, droopiness and sagging. The company claims on its website that this product can "reveal brighter, younger looking eyes with a clinically proven eye cream that corrects the visible signs of aging in 4 weeks."

First of all, what are the ingredients? It contains the following:

•Peptides help replace collagen and firm skin around the eye area, targeting droopiness and sagging
•Maltobionic Acid/ PHA alleviates appearance of crow's feet
•Fortifies skin's protective barrier
•Caffeine deflates puffiness around the eyes
•Botanicals refresh and soothe
•Optical diffusers brighten and illuminate
-from the Exuviance website

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Odd Beauty Products That Total Beauty Readers Love

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Odd Beauty Products That TotalBeauty.com Readers Love

Don't knock 'em til you try 'em -- these strange products actually work


Odd Beauty Products That TotalBeauty.com Readers Love

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These beauty products made from things like placenta get high marks from our readers.

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Cynthia Rowland Luscious Lips, $59.95

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 9.7


"Seriously, you women who are thinking about getting lip injections, think twice …"

Hask Henna 'N' Placenta, $0.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 7.7


"It VERY much helps my hair, and it makes my natural curls look kinky-curly …"

Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss, $19

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.4


"I'm in love with Doug!!"

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

My Thanksgiving Look and Tutorial: Smokey Eyes Using Mineral Eye Shadows







Hey lovelies! How was your Thanksgiving? We had a quiet but relaxing Thanksgiving with family and friends, and here is the look that I sported for Thanksgiving dinner. I used mineral shadows to create a smokey eye look. Some people are afraid of using loose shadows because of the fallout, especially dark ones. I honestly found a way to minimize fallout, and that is to use a damp brush, and everything applies a lot easier and better. In this look, I used mostly mineral eyeshadows from Aromaleigh, but the techniques I used for this look can also be used for most loose eyeshadows.


I also used the highlighter and black shades from this Stila Smoky Eye palette for this look.


I used my favorite smokey eye eyeshadow base, Benefit's Skinny Jeans.







I used my beautiful Rock & Republic blush in Immoral. It is the most gorgeous matte bright coral. It is finely milled (jet-milled), and the pigmentation is way off the charts, so a light hand is definitely recommended. I used a fan brush for this blush to apply the slightest whisper of color on the cheeks. I used EnKore No. 1 Fan brush:



I will be making a review and post swatches of my Rock & Republic blushes soon. I have 3 R&R blushes right now and 4 others coming my way.


To add a little shimmer, I applied a tiny bit of MAC Stereo Rose mineralize skinfinish on top of Immoral blush.

Here is a step by step. All products Aromaleigh unless otherwise stated.


Apply Urban Decay in Sin primer potion all over lid and lower lashline. Using a fluffy shader brush, apply Benefit's Creaseless Cream Shadow in Skinny Jeans on lid.


Using the Charm Pro shader brush or a MAC 239 brush, apply Basil foiled on the lid using MAC Fix+.

Your Beauty CliffsNotes

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Your Beauty CliffsNotes

These easy, trusty tips will have you covered day and night all through fall


Your Beauty CliffsNotes

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Here are some autumn skin care suggestions as well as seasonal day and night makeup looks.

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Barielle Nail Polish Haul and Unraveled Rust Swatch







I recently did a Barielle haul and I am loving the colors especially from the fall collection. They are mostly the stuff I got, and also a Manicure Extender, a hi-speed top coat that you can apply over days-old manicure to refresh it. Here are some of the names of the polish shades I got:





Here is a swatch of Unraveled Rust, a deep brown that has a long staying power. I was impressed that I wore this manicure for 4 days straight with nary a chip. I used image plate from Chez-Delaney in H29 and China Glaze nail lacquer in Passion:











I hope everybody Stateside is enjoying the long Thanksgiving weekend!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Kiss and Tell: How To Get Kissable Lips

Experts share 12 tips for softer lips

Kiss and Tell
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Makeup mavens, skin specialists and beauty bloggers tell us tips for getting more kissable lips.

Retouching Roots With Technology

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The Beauty of Technology

See how Photoshop got rid of my gray hair


The Beauty of Technology

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Clairol teamed up with Shutterfly (a photo sharing website) to develop a tool that enables you to touch up your roots in photographs!

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Take 30% off on Cyber Monday at Beauty Ticket

The best time for cosmetics online shopping is upon us!



Take 30% off everything all day 11/29 at Beauty Ticket with code CYBER30.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

MAC Pink 4 Friday Limited Edition Lipstick Swatches and Review





It’s a Monster collaboration: Pink 4 Friday by M·A·C Cosmetics and Nicki Minaj. The Trinidadian hip-hop diva has personally designed a LIMITED EDITION M·A·C 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, “M·A·C’s Pink Nouveau was my favourite lipstick for years, but it’s all about Pink Friday!”

Nicki’s exclusive shade will only be available for purchase four Fridays beginning Friday, November 26, 2010, while supplies last, ONLY at www.maccosmetics.com

AVAILABLE FRIDAYS November 26, December 3, December 10, and December 17, 2010

Yup, you read that right! Pink 4 Friday is a limited edition lipstick by MAC that will only be available for 4 Fridays: 11/26, 12/3, 12/10 and 12/17 2010. This is a collaboration between MAC and Nicki Minaj that is truly very Nicki.

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Haute for the Holidays Sweepstakes

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Haute for the Holidays Sweepstakes

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


Haute for the Holidays Sweepstakes

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

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Skin Care Guide

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Skin Care Guide

Expert tips and product suggestions galore


Skin Care Guide

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In this guide you'll find tips for younger looking skin, homemade beauty recipes, plus beauty bloggers dish their secret anti-aging tips.

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