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

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry


One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

Nighttime Is The Right Time

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While you sleep, your skin is hard at work repairing and renewing itself. Which is why it is so important to cleanse your face before your head hits the pillow. One more step you might want to consider is a night cream. According to experts, nighttime is the right time to hydrate and pamper your skin – because skin loses more water in the wee hours, and is also more receptive to active ingredients.

pcaskin rebalance Nighttime Is The Right TimeOne of my new favorites is PCA Skin ReBalance, a nourishing and soothing treatment that helps to repair reddened, irritated or traumatized skin. It’s so gentle that it’s also recommended following chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser resurfacing procedures. ReBalance is ideal for use on the face, neck and chest, and safe for all skin types and conditions, including rosacea.

Used regularly, your face will look fresher and more awake!

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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Canadian Beauty tells you what brushes to apply your mineral makeup with.Makeup Moxie reviews the new Revlon Mineral Makeup.

Savvy Skin tells you how you can Get a $125 Wrinkle Cream for 99 Cents.

makeup loves me helps you achieve the gossip girl look , xoxo.

Beauty and Personal Grooming tells you about some terrific foot soothers.

Check out A Touch of Blusher‘s wish list for the new Calvin Klein makeup line, available now at Sephora.

Girl Gloss shows you how to create a cranberry red lip look using three CoverGirl lip products.

Face Candy shows you the newest beauty trend: Moody Lip Glosses.

Elke reviews AquaTan and LOVES it.

The Beauty Blog Network is mentioned in a book! Find out which one!

Stylish Opinion says to say it with chocolate.

Missed the premiere issue of The Beauty Ideal? Check out the most popular article so far….

Temptalia has a tutorial on how to get an amazing neutral eye with a pink kick!

The Muse reviews Benefit’s Thrrob Powder!

Spoiled Pretty turns her brown eyes blue Find out how…

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic finds a cure for her winter skin issues!

Beauty Anonymous brings you an innovative way from Japan! Prettia Bubble Hair Coloring uses foam to dye hair fast and evenly.

Glossypink takes a look at Spring Beauty looks from the Runway!

The Beauty of Life is so ready for spring after testing out the new Sugar Coated line from Orly!

All Lacquered Up tests the claims of the “As Seen On TV” product, the PedEgg Pedicure File.

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog gives you a sneak peek of Origins Spring Makeup Releases, complete with color swatches and product pics galore.

Kim Vo: Smilin’ And Hairstylin’

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I so enjoy when Kim Vo makes an appearance on The Daily 10 on E! He’s forever smiling, and always has some easy-to-follow hair care tips to share. Last night, Vo said the unthinkable. He insisted that women with fine hair should only wash their hair every 2-3 days; and thick-tressed ladies should go a week between shampoos. Quel horror!

He explained that shampooing strips the hair of its natural oils – which leads to dryness, damage, and one bad hair day followed by another. For fine, straight hair, the oils take a shorter time to travel from the scalp to the ends – which is why he recommends shampooing more frequently than those with thick hair.

julia Kim Vo: Smilin And HairstylinThink infrequent shampooing is nasty and unhygienic? Think again, because it’s the secret behind some of Hollywood’s hottest hair. Julia Roberts was once quoted as saying, “My hair doesn’t get greasy very fast, so I can go a good ten days without washing it.”

In between shampoos, Vo recommends two ways to get rid of the greasies. First, fine-haired females can lightly mist their hair with an aerosol spray; because the alcohol is a little drying, it will sop up some of the excess oil.

Starlet Kabuki Kim Vo: Smilin And HairstylinAnd all ladies, regardless of hair type, can benefit from a light application of face powder. Match the powder to your scalp…just part hair and apply with a kabuki brush (I heart this one by Starlet Cosmetics).

And when you do get around to washing your hair, shampoo twice. The first time removes build-up, while the second go-round actually cleanses the hair and scalp. When it comes time to condition, take a cue from your hair type. For fine hair, apply conditioner just on the ends – and for thick hair, apply all over.

Eye Contact: Le 2 De Guerlain Mascara

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From Women’s Wear Daily:

Guerlain is aiming to boost its U.S. color cosmetics business with Le 2 de Guerlain, a $35 mascara featuring two brushes; it will launch here in March and globally in April. The high-tech formula is powered by space-age polymers and custom-designed brushes.

In the U.S., it will be available in about 300 specialty store doors and could do $3 million in sales in its first year on counter.

Team Fierce

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I don’t post about Project Runway too often. Don’t get me wrong; I’ve got plenty of love for PR. I just fear that my beauty posts would be outnumbered. That’s how much I love the show.

rate runway 03 408 Team FierceLast night, the designers were placed in teams and told to create an avant-garde look based on their model’s hairstyle. Then – as if this challenge wasn’t already challenging enough – Tim ‘make it work’ Gunn appears half way though the episode, to announce that each duo must also create a ready-to-wear look that compliments the first design.

Well, genius that he is, Christian led “Team Fierce” to victory – by transforming 40 yards of organza into 8 feet of fabulosity! Nina was hella impressed; as the dress came down the catwalk, she couldn’t conceal her delight. This week, the star of the show was – hands down – Christian and Chris’ garment. But, not to be outdone, the Tresemme and L’Oreal folks turned it out!

Whose hair and makeup reigned on the runway? I have an opinion. Do you?prfierce Team Fierce

Stila’s Winter Sale

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Stila is having a winter sale! Get up to 50% off, plus two additional ways to save.

For Free Shipping, on any order, simply enter the coupon code STILALOVER during checkout. In order to qualify for this offer, you have to order at least $50 worth of product (not counting tax or shipping charges).

For Free Shipping & Free Belle of the Ball Palette, simply enter the coupon code BELLE during checkout. In order to qualify for this offer, you have to order at least $75 worth of product (not counting tax or shipping charges). THIS OFFER IS ONLY VALID WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

My Vow To Frilly Lilly

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I, Spoiled Pretty
Take you, Frilly Lilly Lemongrass Sage Hand Cream
To have and to hold
And keep, at all times, in my purse
From this day forward
Until summer do us part

I could wax poetic – all day long – about this divine hand moisturizer.

Typically, if someone complains about chapped hands, I graciously offer them the use of my hand lotion. Not anymore. With its zesty scent and adorable damask packaging, this tube is all mine. Go get your own.