Tatcha, I'm So Glad I Gotcha


I'm home on maternity leave, so I spend an inordinate amount of time nursing my daughter, burping her and changing her diapers - all the while, watching hours of QVC. I don't know what it is, but I am mesmerized by QVC demonstrations. If I'm channel surfing and I happen to land on QVC, it's damn near impossible for CONTINUE READING

Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off


  Take an extra 25% off select sale items at Shopbop.com until Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:59 PST. Enter code 25EXTRA at checkout. You're CONTINUE READING

StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway


Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection - a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck. . The StriVectin CONTINUE READING

Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name


A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to my local Bath & Body Works store. I was on the hunt for a tropical-smelling body wash that wouldn't break the bank, and B&BW seemed like a good place to search. When I entered the store, I was greeted my a really nice saleswoman who asked me what I was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s


Every month, my girlfriends from college and I get together for dinner in the Philadelphia area. We started this tradition about two years ago, and - of course - we have a great time catching up and reminiscing!  Most of them are product-obsessed (like me), and most have been through some sort of make-up introductory when we became "of age" to wear it.  Now CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014: 20 Can't Miss Beauty Exclusives!


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. July 18th through August 3rd, shoppers nationwide will participate in what has been an annual ritual since the 1960’s. Vacation days are planned around it, lines form in anticipation of it – and it’s not only for the pre-season savings on fall fashion and accessories. During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Cosmetics department provides their devoted beauty customers the opportunity to scoop up unique limited-edition items from CONTINUE READING

Bridal

Updo How-To

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For their big day, many women choose to wear their hair in an updo. This video demonstrates how to create a particularly stunning style. So if you’re a bride-to-be looking for inspiration for your wedding–day hairstyle – this how-to should prove helpful. And be sure to check out the model’s glossy lip…gorgeous!

Enjoy.

Carissa’s Bridal Makeup Must-Haves: Day 5

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janeiredale+blush Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 5
To be a blushing bride on your wedding day, heed this advice from Carissa, writer and editor of Hooked On Beauty and professional makeup artist:

Carissa Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 5I’m really loving Jane Iredale’s In Touch Cream Stick Blush in Confidence. It blends like no other cream blush I’ve used and looks great on every skin tone.

To learn more about Carissa and her services, visit coloradoweddingmakeup.com.

PS – Don’t forget to enter the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket giveaway!

Carissa’s Bridal Makeup Must-Haves: Day 4

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elf+shine+eraser Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 4
In the days leading up to my wedding, last June, one of my biggest concerns was my shiny face. I diligently researched and then purchased every shine control product and mattifier. I spent more money than I needed to and worked myself into a tizzy – checking my face every five minutes on my wedding day. Carissa, writer and editor of Hooked On Beauty and professional makeup artist, has this advice for you gals with a tendency to glisten (and not in a good way):

Carissa Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 4The hot summer months that are so perfect for weddings are also perfect for shine to rear it’s ugly head. I always hand out E.L.F’s professional Shine Eraser Blotting Sheets and tell the photographer to let the girls know when to use them.

To learn more about Carissa and her services, visit coloradoweddingmakeup.com.

PS – Don’t forget to enter the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket giveaway!

Carissa’s Bridal Makeup Must-Haves: Day 3

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modlash Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 3
Carissa, writer and editor of Hooked On Beauty and professional makeup artist shares the following tip for your big day. This one is an “eye do”:

Carissa Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 3Andrea Modlash #53 is the one thing all my girls have in common. It seems to fit every eye shape and looks so natural even the grooms can’t tell.

To learn more about Carissa and her services, visit coloradoweddingmakeup.com.

PS – Don’t forget to enter the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket giveaway!

Carissa’s Bridal Makeup Must-Haves: Day 2

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Carissa Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 2
Carissa, writer and editor of Hooked On Beauty and professional makeup artist has this tip for brides-to-be:

Kett Hydro Foundation Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 2Perfect skin is essential, and Kett Cosmetics’ Hydro Foundation is what I use to achieve the skin we all wish we had. It’s designed for HDTV, so the close up shots won’t reveal anything you don’t want it to.

To learn more about Carissa and her services, visit coloradoweddingmakeup.com.

PS – Don’t forget to enter the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket giveaway!

A Spoiled Pretty Wedding

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daneen bride A Spoiled Pretty Wedding
It’s Bridal Beauty Week at Spoiled Pretty, so it’s only fair that I share some pics with you of my own nuptials last June. You might also notice that pink and green was my color palette. If anything, I’m consistent.

My makeup artist, Jackie, was the best! If you’re the Philadelphia area and looking for a professional makeup artist for your wedding or special event, let me know and I will be happy to pass along her contact info.

Enjoy the show!

PS – Don’t forget to enter the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket giveaway!

Carissa’s Bridal Makeup Must-Haves: Day 1

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I’m a cosmetics connoisseur. That much is obvious. But I’m no makeup artist. So when I started planning for Bridal Beauty Week, I decided I needed to consult with a professional.

Carissa Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 1My girl Carissa, writer and editor of Hooked On Beauty, is a professional makeup artist who specializes in weddings. Over her twelve-year career, she’s developed an arsenal of products that are essential for creating that perfect bridal look.

Every day this week, Carissa will share one of her bridal makeup must-haves. Without further ado, here is her first pick.

stila lip+rouge Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 1Carissa says:

Talking, kissing, eating and drinking all contribute to the early death of the lipstick. I always reinforce lips by using Stila’s Lip Rouge in Moue, a felt-tipped magic marker for your lips to provide long-wearing color hours after the gloss is gone.

To learn more about Carissa and her services, visit coloradoweddingmakeup.com.

PS – Don’t forget to enter the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket giveaway!

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