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Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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A Touch of Blusher continues the feast of vibrant colors.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic tries out a mineral mascara.

SugarShock Beauty has found a blush with greatness: Pop Beauty’s Rose Belle. It’s perfect for achieving that healthy, rosy glow that’s so now.

StyleBell shows how to create a fab Bridal half up half down hairstyle.

Want long, lush lashes? The Beauty of Life offers you the chance to win some with an amazingly lash-tastic contest, courtesy of Ardell Fashion Lashes!

The Beauty Bug gushes about a heat activated exfoliator that let’s you know when your exfoliation is complete by changing colors!

Beauty Blogging Junkie has identified fashion items that do beauty duty. Find out which allows her to channel Elvira Hancock from Scarface.

The Muse reviews the Kiss Spring 2008 Collection directly from Japan!

Beauty Anonymous wonders if you also like to collect small sample containers.

The Makeup Divas reviews and recommends this sunless tanning lotion.

Beauty and Fashion Tech finds some great values when she compares the four new Milani mascaras.

Beauty Junkie in SF has Jumped on the Mineral Bandwagon with Laura Mercier.

When you think of L’Oreal do visions of Nestle Crunch bars dance in your head? Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog ponders the speculation surrounding Nestle’s possible takeover of the company and gives you some random L’Oreal fun facts.

Cybelesays found another liquid mineral makeup that rocks!.

Makeup Moxie is intrigued with the new Mineral Water Eye Brightening Pencil by Too Faced.

Mischo Beauty is pleasantly surprised after using natural skincare and mineral makeup by Erth.

Glossypink has found a website that takes virtual makeovers to a whole new level!

Mineral makeup is a huge hit, what about mineral eyeshadows? Pursebuzz.com does a review on Beauty From the Earth mineral shadows. Is it a hit or a complete miss?

Spoiled Pretty is giving away products that AG Hair Cosmetics contributed to the 2008 official Grammy Awards gift bag. Presenters and performers like Rihanna, Carrie Underwood and Kanye West were recipients of these amazing products – and now you can be too! Enter the contest today!

Toya is looking for makeup artists and beauty mavens of color who’d like to be featured on her site!

All Lacquered Up lets you in on this Summer’s Nail Trend, Orange Polish, and suggests 6 hot colors.

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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“Might as well face it, you’re addicted to love…” Flash back to the 80s and see Lilan from The Daily Cookie recreate a look from a popular music video!

Check out Beauty Anonymous’ Current Favorite Lippy – Einstein Lip Therapy Hydrating Lip Cream.

A Touch of Blusher puts on more blusher….

The Beauty Bug previews the new products that hit the counters and shelves this month.

Looking for affordable high quality makeup brushes? Check out The Makeup Divas review on these cosmetic brushes.

Girl Gloss loves Maybelline Volume XL Seduction Plumping Lip Gloss.

Product Girl tries out Avon’s Supershock Mascara and gets shockingly plump lashes.

The Muse features her very favorite, holy grail mascara from Japan (Nope, not Fiberwig!)!

Mischo Beauty has a fabulous reader who wrote in to share why she loves Sunsilk’s De-Frizz 24/7 Crème.

The Beauty of Life hearkens back to her childhood with Bonne Bell LipSmackers. Check out her favorites!

See what products Beauty Blogging Junkie has deemed promtastic.

Savvy Skin is having a contest where you can win the zit zapping tool ThermaClear. Win a ThermaClear!

In need of an awesome hair mask? Glossypink found one!

Cybelesays has found some winning makeup brushes with the new ones from Sonia Kashuk.

Embarrassed by dark marks, sun damage, or age spots? Don’t get mad. Spoiled Pretty tells you how to get even!

Is your hair showing signs of frizz? StyleBell has discovered the secret to keeping those locks soft, shiny and frizz free all on a budget! Hint: Apple Cider Vinegar.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic starts off her sunscreen review series by looking at Neutrogena’s UltraSheer with Helioplex.

Elessa of Pursebuzz.com gets a makeover by Glamour. Beauty Pro’s transform’s youtube “web stars” see it all here. Check out newsstands for May’s issue, can’t wait, go to Glamour.com.

Makeup Moxie feeds her faux glow addiction with Fake Bake Tantalizing Self-Tanning Butter.

Elke asks, if runway makeup has gotten too creative. Plus, the April Issue of The Beauty Ideal is out!

Stylish Opinion finds these truly stylish headbands.

The Beauty Blog Network spotlights their ‘post of the day’.

Toya tries 100% Pure Cosmetics – with real fruit pigments!

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog loves Gazelle, Chanel’s hottest and newest lipgloss.

Don’t Be An April Fool

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Some beauty myths have been disseminated for so long, and have been so widely endorsed, that it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction. And while most myths are harmless, buying into some of these misconceptions can actually lead to unhealthy habits.

Don’t be an April Fool. This month’s issue of The Beauty Ideal (Magazine of The Beauty Blog Network) unravels the mysteries behind the most pervasive beauty myths, and yours truly served as the Beauty Editor.

Ladies, we’re taking you to beauty school. Click here to learn the real deal, courtesy of The Beauty Ideal.

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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Beauty Anonymous brings you Anna Sui Beach Collection for Summer 2008!

Tousled, textured hair is the top tress trend for Spring 2008! StyleBell shows you how to create Beachy Waves with your flat iron.

Mischo Beauty shares her best tips on how to prepare for a bikini wax and what to expect!

The Makeup Divas Beauty Blog is blown away by these ProSilk Hair Products!

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic reconsiders blonde hair after some great color advice from Brad Johns!

The Muse shows you the solution to eyeshadow fall out woes with a review of Shadow Shields!

SugarShock Beauty is channelling fashion muse of the moment Amy Winehouse – (in a subtle way, we promise!) – with Stila’s new liquid eyeliner.

Beauty and Personal Grooming shares some DIY Antiwrinkle face masks.

A Touch of Blusher can’t live without this foundation.

Beauty Blogging Junkie tells you how to channel the look of your fave The Hills girl here.

Mischo Beauty shares her best tips on how to prepare for a bikini wax and what to expect!

The Daily Cookie reviews a dupe for the popular MAC 187 blush brush for a fraction of the price!

Product Girl is having her first giveaway. Enter to win a Philosophy Breakfast in Bed Shower Gel Set from now until Monday night!

Makeup Moxie reviews Cargo Blu-Ray High Definition Mascara.

Glossypink reveals her favorite eyeshadow of all time!

Cybelesays Gets To The Shea Of Things with a feature on the best products out there containing the most Shea Butter.

Just when you thought SPF 15 was safe, The Beauty Bug makes you think again, and tells you why you should up your dosage of SPF!

Spoiled Pretty hearts her T3 hair dryer. But what’s the one thing she would add to it? Find out what extra would push her head over heels…

Toya from “The Life of A Ladybug” still hasn’t decided how she feels about Bourjois and these eye products haven’t changed her mind.

Savvy Skin realizes her skin care obsession is ruining her career!

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog shows you how to get Mariah Carey’s look with MAC Heatherette Beauty Powder.

Thank Heaven For Heatherette

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Yesterday, Mr. Spoiled Pretty and I went over my parents’ house for Easter Dinner. When I walked through the front door, I immediately noticed my mom’s sassy lipcolor.

Here’s how the convo went down…

Mom: Do you like my new lipstick?
Me: Actually, I really do. What lipstick is that?
Mom: Oh, it’s from MAC. That new stuff. I can’t remember the name.
Me: From Heatherette?
Mom: Yeah, that’s it! Hollywood Nights is the name, I think.

What the bleep?!?! My mother is down with Heatherette? Here I thought I was too cute with my lips slicked in Sock Hop – and my mother goes and tops me by wearing in-your-face fuchsia.

I guess the point of this story is to emphasize the universal appeal of this color collection. From club kids to soccer moms (and all of us in between), everyone is loving Heatherette. And from the swatches below, you can see why. Nothing fell short of my expectations, which speaks volumes – because I had high hopes for Heatherette.

Which products are my favorites? They’re all amazing. But let’s put it this way…if I had a limited budget, here are the ones I’d pick up, mos def:

Hollywood Nights Lipstick
Sock Hop Lipglass
Heatherette Trio 1
Any of the Dual Edge Eye Pencils (you can’t go wrong)

And without further ado, my pics…

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Here’s my Heatherette sampling, courtesy of the munificent folks at MAC.

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Left to right: Pink Pearl Pigment, 3D Silver Glitter, and Heatherette Trio 1 (Mood Ring, Hoppin’, and Cloudburst).

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Left to right: Dual Edge Eye Pencils in Phone Me/Text Me and Nighthawk/Front Row.

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Top to bottom: Lipglass in Sock Hop, Lipstick in Lollipop Lovin, Lipglass in Style Minx, and Lipstick in Hollywood Nights.

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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SugarShock thinks she may have found her signature scent, and as it turns out, it’s the perfect perfume for spring.

The Makeup Divas reviews exclusive Q&A with makeup artist JJ Jacobucci!

Beauty Anonymous brings you Chanel Limited-edition Highlighting Powders Duo!

A Touch of Blusher picks the top 10 spring 2008 collections.

Mischo Beauty shares a lesson on sun damage and the importance of using sunscreen.

Temtpalia has a weekend getaway you’re bound to enjoy at the Pacific Palms Resort & Spa.

Raging Rouge gets her drink on in the only way a pregnant woman can… with tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic shows you how to recreate Stila’s look from Wayne Lee Fall 2008!

The Beauty of Life finds a way to keep her skin sparkling with Bliss Steep Clean!

Cybele says checks out the latest in organic fragrances with caffeinated soap.

The Beauty Blog Network interviews new member Mischo Beauty.

Elke shares her fav drugstore beauty products.

Beauty and Personal Grooming tells you to cover your gray with touch-up sticks.

Sure you’re in love with your flat iron, but are your strands silky straight and FLAT? StyleBell shows you how to this lip gloss by Thierry Mugler

The Muse Hauls Heatherette! Check out her first impressions on this new MAC Collection!.

Ever thought about changing your hair because someone else says you should? Mystical Beauty’s Musings tells you why you shouldn’t in Cutting Long Hair.

Savvy Skin realizes most of her favorite skin care and beauty items are Old-School Beauty products.

marina from makeup loves me meets the heatherette boys (pictures included!) and checks out their collaboration with MAC.

Makeup Moxie has a tragic love affair with Sue Devitt Microquatic Lash Line Enhancer.

Glossypink has found the pale pink lipstick of her dreams!

Face Candy looks at the new Guerlain Terracotta goodies.

Toya tried the tarte health couture collection and she’s feeling healthy, beautiful, and oh so couture!

Product Girl takes a peak at Creative Scentualization’s Perfumers Palette.

Pursebuzz.com tries a new look with Heatherette Pigments, check out the video tutorial here!

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog gives you swatches of Chanel’s new summer makeup collection, woot!

Spoiled Pretty has found the definitive eyebrow kit. Find out what it is!

Don’t miss your chance to enter All Lacquered Up’s Sally Hansen Giveaway. You could be one of three winners to receive the Tracey Reese for Sally Hansen Salon line collection.

Beauty Banter gives you a Girls Guide To Concealers… filled with tips and tricks from the makeup pros!

Marimekko’s Latest Collabo

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Marimekko has been busy lately. First, the Finnish textile and clothing design company inspired Manolo Blahnik’s Spring/Summer ’08 collection. Then we learned that Marimekko agreed to lend their bold prints to H&M’s Spring ’08 collection.

Now, it turns out that they’re taking the leap from fashion to beauty. Avon formed an exclusive collaboration with Marimekko, to license its signature Unikko pattern to create a limited edition cosmetics collection. The Marimekko for Avon Color Collection will include eye shadow, face powder, lipgloss, mascara and accessories.

“Avon is committed to the vision that all women should have access to great style and fashion. We’re thrilled to partner with global design powerhouse Marimekko – we are so impressed with their great reputation for creating fun, lively, fashion-forward designs. We feel confident that our customers will enjoy the merger of Marimekko’s energetic designs with the innovation of the Avon Color Brand,” said Geralyn Breig, Senior Vice President and Brand President for Avon Products, Inc.

The Marimekko for Avon Color Collection is slated to launch later this year in the U.S., Europe, Mexico and Asia.

Heatherette For MAC Is Finally Here!

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Heatherette’s line for MAC was supposed debut next week. But MAC knew we couldn’t wait to see what Traver Rains and Richie Rich has up their sequined sleeves.

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“When we were going over to the MAC offices, Richie swiped his arm over the dresser and put in sequins, rhinestone, bows, and a can of Krylon pink spray paint. That was the color we ended up using for the packaging,” says Traver. “We wanted the sparkle from the sequins and the hologram from some of our fabrics, and we ended up getting it all.”

heatherette Heatherette For MAC Is Finally Here!The Heatherette collection includes Lipstick, Lipglass, Eye Shadow Trios (1 & 2), Dual Edge Eye Pencils, Glitter, Pigment, Nail Lacquer, Beauty Powder, and Lashes (Bad & Good).

This collabo has “sold out” written all over it. So you better think fast, and act faster.

Heatherette for MAC is now available at maccosmetics.com. The color collection will be showing up in stores in the next few days.

Source: New York Post

When Beauty Products Suck

I spend a good amount of time reviewing the most fabulous beauty products on the market. But let’s be honest. There is a lot of crap out there. Even a seasoned pro like me gets duped once in a while.

diaz When Beauty Products SuckSo what happens when your new face cream gives you a nasty rash? What do you do when that must-have hair product makes you look like Cameron Diaz…in Being John Malkovich?

Head on over to Total Beauty to learn just what to do when beauty products suck.

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