March 29, 2012

Tip du Jour: Color Concealers

Concealers come in a variety of shades; ranging from light to dark and green to peach, and each serves a purpose. Read on to find out about which colored concealer is best for you.

GREEN- Conceal redness (acne, scars, birthmarks)

PINK- Balance blue and gray tones (under eyes)

YELLOW- Brightening (even out pink toned skin)

ORANGE/PEACH- Great for dark skin with blue tons (under eyes)

PURPLE/BLUE: Brightening (counteract yellowness)

Quick tip: When applying colored concealers, use only on the affected area, followed by your regular concealer so the color isn't as visible.

March 27, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of March 25th

  • Spencer & Devon (Sale begins 11am ET 3/27)
  • Uptown Soap Co. (Sale begins 11am ET 3/31)

  • Bliss Spa (Sale begins Noon ET 3/26)
  • Skincare Shop: Freeze 24-7, Sara Happ & More (Sale begins Noon ET 3/29)

  • Cosmedicine, philosophy (Sale begins 8am PT 3/26)
  • Hairdo by Jessica Simpson & POP, Sprayology, StriVectin (Sale begins 8am PT 3/27)
  • Amir Argan Oil, Love Life Skin (Sale begins 8am PT 3/28)
  • blinc, e.l.f Cosmetics, Iso Beauty, Nurture Your Nails (Sale begins 8am PT 3/29)
  • Being True, Coola Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 3/30)
  • Tweezex, Zana Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 3/31)

  • Strixaderm (Sale begins Noon ET 3/25)
  • 360 Skin Care (Sale begins Noon ET 3/27)

  • Beauty Basics (Sale begins 9am PT 3/26)
  • Nature's Shea Butter (Sale begins 9am PT 3/27)
  • Buyers' Picks: Flat Irons & Hairdryers (Sale begins 9am PT 3/28)
  • Belli: Safe Skincare for Mother and Baby, Skincare for Mom and Baby (Sale begins 9am PT 3/29)
  • 29 Cosmetics, Michael Todd Cosmetics (Sale begins 9am PT 3/30)
  • StriVectin (Sale begins 9am PT 3/31)

March 23, 2012

Crave or Save: Baroque Inspired Sunglasses

It's time to bring out the sunglasses with temperatures continuing to rise. I love fun sunglasses, whether it be a cat-eye, aviator, or classic round style. These Prada Arm Detail Sunglasses retail for $384.96, while these Designer Inspired Oversized High Fashion Sunglasses With Baroque Swirl Arms are only $9.99. What do you think- crave or save?

March 19, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of March 18th

  • Limegreen (Sale begins 11am ET 3/18)
  • Worker B (Sale begins 11am ET 3/19)

  • Haircare Solutions (Sale begins Noon ET 3/23)

  • GO SMiLE, Kinerase, TEI Spa (Sale begins 8am PT 3/19)
  • Snowberry Beauty, ybf Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 3/20)
  • Caswell-Massey, sjal, Wet Line Pro (Sale begins 8am PT 3/21)
  • Belegenza, Luminess Air, Nature's Shea Butter (Sale begins 8am PT 3/22)
  • BriteSmile, Iso Beauty, TanTowel (Sale begins 8am PT 3/23)
  • Booty Parlor (Sale begins 8am PT 3/24)
  • Lotus Cosmetics (Sale begins 9am PT 3/19)
  • Goldfaden Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 3/21)
  • Dead Sea Spa Care (Sale begins 9am PT 3/22)

March 17, 2012

Link Love: Mar. 11-17

Thailand and MAC Haul! [missglamorazzi]

10 Secrets to Flat Abs [fitSugar]

Alessandra Ambrosio Already has Post-Pregnancy Jobs Lined Up [ELLE]

Get the Look: Elizabeth Banks' Makeup At 'The Hunger Games' Premiere in LA [Beauty Blogging Junkie]

Skin Food Series: Anti-aging [The Beauty Department]

Tuesday Ten: The Little Pink Dress [Lauren Conrad]

March 15, 2012

Review: March 2012 Birchbox

This month's box includes:
Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens- These shine-busting sheets absorb oil with all-natural green tea extracts.

Color Club Nail Lacquer in Lava Lamp- Brighten blah nails with this on-trend neon orange polish.

Grandma Stelle's Refreshing Hand Soap- Dress up your bathroom sink: this moisturizing hand wash has a winning citrus scent and leaves skin super soft.

Traditions by Nick Chavez Yucca Root Shampooing Cream- Hollywood stylists rave about the restorative abilities of this silky cleanser, which is made with fortifying wild yam and yucca root.

stila Smoky Eye Card- Take the guesswork out of matching eye makeup with this mini-palette.

Lifestyle Extra: Kusmi Tea DETOX Tea- Look good, feel great. This detoxifying blend of mate, green tea, and lemongrass is a delicious way to boost your wellness.

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March 13, 2012

Spray Tanning FAQ and Tips

Spring and summer are upon us ladies! So out comes neon nails, toned tummies, and sexy skin! Now, skin cancer is not hot at all- so avoid the tanning beds at all costs, and I'm no health expert but type in 'melanoma' or 'skin cancer' into google for the effects of tanning beds and booths. A better alternative- spray tanning.

How much does it cost?
Prices will vary based on your tanning salon, so do some research into your local tanning salons and see if any offer packages (ie. 4 tans for $45)

Will it turn me orange?
Hopefully it won't, so take precautions (see TIPS section below) to avoid looking like a carrot.

How long will it last?
Usually, color will begin appearing a few hours after the spray tan, and will last between 5-7 days, but some may last less or more.

Is it safe?
DHA has been approved by the FDA and is considered nontoxic and noncarcinogenic, so basically- yes it is safe.

What should I wear for the spray tan?
Women typically wear a dark bikini/bathing suit, or go nude.

  • DO Exfoliate and shave your entire body before going into the salon
  • DO NOT Apply lotion, cream, body butter, etc. before going in because this can give your body a streaky appearance and your color will not last as long
  • DO Listen to the worker who can give you additional knowledge and advice
  • DO NOT Wear tight, lightly colored clothing - instead opt for loose, dark clothing to avoid any transfer of color onto your clothes
  • DO Apply the protective barrier cream to your knuckles, knees, elbows, and in-between your toes and fingers to avoid dark orange streaks
  • DO NOT Shower for at least 8 hours after your tan to avoid streaks
Enjoy your healthy glow!

March 9, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of March 11th

  • Beauty Tools of the Trade: no!no! and more (Sale begins Noon ET 3/15)

  • NYX Cosmetics, RapidLash (Sale begins 8am PT 3/12)
  • Alterna, Eve Pearl (Sale begins 8am PT 3/13)
  • Mica Beauty, Ricky's NYC (Sale begins 8am PT 3/14)
  • Hairdo by Jessica Simpson & POP, NEO Hair Tools, Premier Dead Sea Products (Sale begins 8am PT 3/15)
  • Amal Oils, Crown Brush, VIOlight (Sale begins 8am PT 3/16)

  • Michael Todd Cosmetics (Sale begins Noon ET 3/13)
  • epilady (Sale begins Noon ET 3/16)
  • Studio Gear Cosmetics (Sale begins 9am PT 3/12)
  • 360 Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 3/14)
  • Cosmesis Skincare: Moisturizers, Serums, & More (Sale begins 9am PT 3/16)
  • Tweezerman (Sale begins 3pm ET 3/12)

      March 4, 2012

      Beauty Sales: Week of March 4th

      • Michael Todd Cosmetics, ReFa PRO, theBalm (Sale begins 8am PT 3/5)
      • Valera Haircare Appliances (Sale begins 8am PT 3/6)
      • Barielle (Sale begins 8am PT 3/7)
      • Beauty Addicts, Best Teeth Whitening, Ecru New York (Sale begins 8am PT 3/9)
      • La Fresh (Sale begins 8am PT 3/10)

        • DermaNew (Sale begins Noon ET 3/4)
        • Chi, GHD, E.V.A, and more (Sale begins Noon ET 3/8)
        • Votre Vu (Sale begins 9am PT 3/5)
        • Basq Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 3/6)
        • Bubalina: Organic Beauty, Hands and Nails: The Essentials (Sale begins 9am PT 3/9)

        March 3, 2012

        Link Love: Feb. 26-Mar. 3

        Pretty Little Liars: Who Is A?! (Tag!) [AllisonVlogs]

        6 Ways To Burn More Calories At The Gym [fit Sugar]

        Five Hair Trends From Off The Runway You Can Try At Home [Beauty High]

        How To Wear Ultramarine Green [Style List]

        Stylitics - An Online Closet Organizer [The Budget Fashionista]

        WWW Hearts: March [Who What Wear]

        March 1, 2012

        All Things Pretty: Swirly Sorbet

        Swirly Sorbet

        1. Revlon Creamsicle ColorBurst Lip Butter $7.49
        2. Dior Garden Clutch Makeup Palette For Glowing Eyes and Lips $75
        3. Maybelline Fierce & Tangy Color Tattoo Eye Shadow $6.99
        4. Maybelline Candy Coral Dream Bouncy Blush $7.99
        5. philosophy Thank You Set $18
        6. Zoya Calypso Nail Polish $8
        7. Benefit Cosmetics Cha Cha Tint $29
        8. philosophy Melon Daiquiri Lip Shine $10