Saving Face

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Hello, my pretties. Sorry for the lack of posts, as of late. But I have a valid excuse. I’ve been trying to save face. Literally.

A few days ago, I gave Kate Somerville’s 9!! Kit a test drive – before announcing this week’s giveaway. But yesterday, my face broke out in an inflamed, itchy rash – and I’ve spent the past 48 hours either resisting the urge to scratch my face off or rendered unconscious by Benadryl.

You see, I am one of the 1-3% of individuals who are allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide – the active ingredient in Kate Somerville’s Anti-Bac Clearing Lotion – as well as numerous acne treatments. The good news is that while my face is looking pretty effed up right now, my doc assures me that it should be back to normal in a few days.

So just a word of warning – from one beauty addict to another: if you’re going to use a new product containing Benzoyl Peroxide, do a patch test on your inner arm before slathering said product all over your face.

Acne ain’t pretty, ladies. But contact dermatitis is much, much worse.

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

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!

No More Racoon Eyes, Thanks To Shadow Shields

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one…

Apply loose powder underneath your eye so that when you apply your eye shadow, the loose powder will catch any shadow that falls.

Eye shadow falling where it doesn’t belong is annoying. Yes. But does anyone actually do this? Besides professional makeup artists, I mean. It seems kinda messy. Well, if any of you have been wasting your precious loose powder following this old-school rule – it is my pleasure to introduce you to Shadow Shields.

shadow shields No More Racoon Eyes, Thanks To Shadow ShieldsThese half -moon shaped adhesives are placed under the eye before applying eye makeup. Any excess product that falls is caught by the shields, leaving you with clean, raccoon-free eyes… every time!

A includes 50 adhesives and costs $16.95.

And there you have it, ladies. A new school solution to an age-old problem. I’m definitely going to try these with my .

A Fresh Idea

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To celebrate Earth Day, join Fresh in helping to preserve our planet by buying and using the Fresh tote when you shop. Visit any Fresh store on Tuesday, April 22nd to get this special offer:

freshtote A Fresh Idea*The Fresh tote is sold for $12.50 (a $25 value).
*Spend $100 and get a free Fresh tote bag.
*If you buy a tote bag or spend $100, you’ll get 10% off your total purchase.

And every time you shop with the tote at Fresh, you will get 10% off your total purchase through December 31, 2008.

My Kim Kardashian Lip Look

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The other day, I posted Kim Kardashian’s 10 step makeup routine. I mentioned that my personal recipe for Kim K lips is MAC Lipstick in Syrup plus MAC Plushglass in Foolishly Fab.

mykimdashlipcombo+004 My Kim Kardashian Lip LookI received a few emails asking for swatches. I’m all about serving the people, so here ya go. Click the pic for a larger view.

It’s so gorgeous on…you don’t even know. I would have puckered up, rather than snap pics of my inner arm. But my upper lip is late for a meeting with the wax, if you know what I mean. And no one wants to see that.

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here!

Anyone Here Watch The Bachelor?

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Does anyone else watch The Bachelor: London Calling? It’s okay to admit it. This is a safe place.

shayne Anyone Here Watch The Bachelor?How funny was it last night when Shayne snowboarded down the mountain, sat on a mound of snow, then produced like eight beauty products from her parka to touch up her makeup? I was rolling! Even more hilarious was the revelation that Lorenzo Lamas is her dad.

Shayne was kinda working my nerves before. But we beauty addicts have to stick together. I predict she’ll make it to the final two – along with Amanda.

Okay, okay. Enough reality TV talk. Back to your regularly-scheduled beauty programming…

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