Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!


My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I've got stubble. And forget about skipping days...unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

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

Charity

Aveda Comes In Handy

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aveda+hand+relief Aveda Comes In HandyStep away from the Aveda Hand Relief and keep your hands where I can see ‘em.

That’s what I would tell my co-workers if I weren’t the benevolent beauty blogger that I am. Instead – every morning when I get into work – I remove the hand cream from my purse, sit it on my desk and wait for the steady stream of colleagues to make their way into my office. I’m all about the peeps, so I encourage and enjoy when mi amigas partake of the moisture partay.

Aveda Hand Relief is an incredibly rich, but never greasy moisturizer that hydrates even the most parched hands. Plant emollients, humectants, exfoliating fruit acids and anti-oxidants soothe and diminish the signs of aging. And the citrusy scent smells refreshing and clean without verging on cloying.

For the month of October, the limited-edition Hand Relief comes in a 5oz tube and features a pink ribbon design…and $4 from every purchase benefits The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Available now in Aveda salons, spas, stores and at aveda.com.

Khloe Kardashian and Cupcakes: 10/7 in NYC

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 Khloe Kardashian and Cupcakes: 10/7 in NYC
If any of you are in New York on October 7th, Khloe Kardashian is having a bake sale for charity.

From 10:30am to noon, eight celebs will be selling cupcakes at 57th and 5th Avenue, as part of the Giving Back: Celebrity Bake Sale. From 12:30pm to 2pm, the venue will move to Rockefeller Center.

If any of you attend, please report back. You know how I love me some Kardashians.

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Total Beauty – Total Cure Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

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Every three minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. This staggering statistic resonated deeply with the members of the Total Beauty blog community, many of whom have been personally touched by the disease. So in the spirit of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Total Beauty blog community is hosting a month-long initiative that integrates breast cancer awareness, fundraising to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF) and beauty giveaways to engage women in the quest for the cure.

Total Beauty – Total Cure is dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of prevention and early detection, and arming women with the knowledge they need to take control of their health, bringing us one step closer to a world without breast cancer.

Breast cancer information, screening guidelines, other resources will be integrated throughout the campaign. And each participating blogger has pledged to raise funds for BCRF.

As the campaign chair, you know I had to throw a giveaway or two – or 43! – into the mix. So participating blogs will engage readers through daily giveaways (valued at more than $250!) that require entrants to answer breast cancer trivia, making the contests both educational and fun. Giveaway sponsors include Anastasia Beverly Hills, Benefit, Bourjois, Cargo, Clarisonic, Freeze 24-7, Goody, Jaqua, Jurlique, L’Oreal Paris, NARS, Peter Thomas Roth, Stila and Three Custom Color.

Today, The Beauty Bunny is giving away a CHI Flat Iron, T3 Featherweight Hair Dryer, Moroccanoil Treatment, and CHI Silk Infusion. This contest, sponsored by beautychoice.com is valued at $285! Who says charity can’t be a little self-indulgent?

Giveaways will also be hosted on Total Beauty – Total Cure pages on Facebook and MySpace; throughout the month of October, all visitors who become a “friend/fan” of the pages will be entered in drawings to win a bounty of beauty products from Napoleon Perdis and Tarte.
For more information about Total Beauty – Total Cure, click here. If you are interested in making a monetary contribution, we ask that you visit www.bcrf.org

Adore Dior: Dior’s 10-Day Online Auction

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 Adore Dior: Diors 10 Day Online Auction
Calling All Divas…

 Adore Dior: Diors 10 Day Online AuctionStarting today, September 15th, Dior invites beauty Divas everywhere to show how much they Adore Dior.

Dior Beauty will host its first ever online auction to benefit Good…Feel Better®, a program that empowers women to deal successfully with appearance-related effects of cancer and its treatment.

No Diva will want to miss snapping up one of seven sensational once-in-a-lifetime prizes:

* Darling Diva – a Couture Handbag filled with Best of Dior’s Makeup Collection.
* Precious Diva – a day of Beauty on Park Avenue in New York City, with famous dermatologist, Dr. Neil Sadick.
* Networking Diva – a lunch in New York City the CEO of Dior Fashion and Beauty in New York City.
* Professional Diva – the chance to live the dream with a one-month internship at Dior Beauty.
* Golden Diva – a luxurious private indulgence in your home. Gourmet dinner by a private chef following pampering by Dior.
* Glam Diva – shop ’til you drop and learn Backstage Beauty lessons from a Diorshow Artist in New York City. Show it all off at a VIP dinner.
* Design Diva – show your savoir-faire with an original Diva-inspired work of Art by an up-and-coming artist.

This auction is exclusive to Dior Diva VIP’s, so make sure to register.

Ojon’s Swa+ Liquid-Hair Building 4-step Ritual Kit

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Ojon is celebrating a commitment to environmental sustainability and preservation by donating 10 percent of all online sales through ojon.com during the month of April to MOPAWI, a non-profit group dedicated to promoting development in the native populations of eastern Honduras.

So how can you help preserve Mother Nature and your mane, all at the same time? Go to ojon.com, put the Swa+ Liquid-Hair Building 4-step Ritual Kit in your basket, and proceed to checkout.

swamainpg Ojon’s Swa+ Liquid Hair Building 4 step Ritual Kit
Used once a week, for eight weeks, the Swa+ Liquid-Hair Building 4-step Ritual Kit helps restore the protein bonds in hair, increase hair strength, targets hair density loss, forms a protective shield around the hair to smooth hair fibres, and minimizes hair breakage caused by damage.

The 13-piece kit includes:
1 – 8.44 fl. oz. Swa+ Stimulating Cleanser
1 – 8.44 fl. oz. Swa+ Nourishing Conditioner
1 – 2.5 fl. oz. Swa+ Hair Juice Daily Leave-in Treatment
8 – 0.24 fl. oz. Swa+ Concentrated Liquid-Hair Boosting Serum
2 – Swa+ Serum applicator nozzles

This kit is ideal for thinning, limp, weak, dry, and/or damaged hair. My hair is all of the above, so I had to try it myself…and after only one use, my hair feels a little more resilient. I’ll continue to use this kit, and will keep you posted about my hair’s progress.

Ojon’s Swa+ Liquid-Hair Building 4-step Ritual Kit is available exclusively at ojon.com.

Shower For The Shelter

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Last month, my mom asked me to contribute to Shower for the Shelter, a drive she was organizing – to benefit a Philadelphia shelter for victims of domestic violence/abuse.

I immediately jumped at the idea, then reached out to my fellow beauty bloggers to help. Marina and Kitiya answered with a resounding “YES” and both stepped up big.

drive donation Shower For The Shelter
Shower for the Shelter proved the old adage: when it rains, it pours. At the end of the campaign, the collection received:

Body Wash (9 bottles)
Deodorant (9 bars)
Soap (21 bars)
Toothpaste (10 tubes)
Shampoo (4 bottles)
Lotion (2 bottles)
Toothbrushes (4 bottles)
Perfume
Tissues
Make-Up (tons!)

I just want to take this opportunity to thank Marina and Kitiya for putting their extra beauty booty to good use. Merci beaucoup, ladies!

TotalBeauty.com Celebrates Earth-Day with “Totally Green Sweepstakes”

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total+beauty+green+contest TotalBeauty.com Celebrates Earth Day with “Totally Green Sweepstakes”
In celebration of Earth-Day on April 22nd, TotalBeauty.com is set to launch an eco-awareness campaign and their biggest sweepstakes to date, the “Totally Green Sweepstakes.”

totally green logo TotalBeauty.com Celebrates Earth Day with “Totally Green Sweepstakes”Starting April 17th through June 5th 2008, TotalBeauty.com will launch the eco-beauty feature and sweepstakes, benefitting HealthChild.org, while educating women on making eco-conscious beauty choices. One lucky winner will be driving away with a new 2008 Saturn Vue Hybrid car filled with a year’s supply of luxurious green and organic beauty products.

To enter, just go to TotalBeauty.com and search for your favorite (or not so favorite) beauty products, then write and submit a review. From April 17th through June 5th, TotalBeauty.com will be giving away hundreds of Earth-Day inspired daily prizes, including conflict-free diamond from Brilliant Earth, eco-spa trips from Spas of America, and more. And, each time a review is written, TotalBeauty.com will automatically enter the reviewer in the Totally Green Sweepstakes that will give them the chance to win the ultimate prize of a 2008 Saturn Vue Hybrid car filled with beauty products from Origins Organics, Sephora, Raw Natural Minerals, Suki Skincare, and Tela.

Good luck!

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