Total Beauty Web Tour


In honor of the newest limited edition collection from MAC Cosmetics, Cult of Cherry; Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy does a gorgeous makeup tutorial, showing you how to achieve a fabulous look for this upcoming Fall season!.

Beauty Anonymous reviews YSL’s fall eye shadow palette.

Alison of the The Advice Sisters Guide to Life, Success & Happiness Blog thinks that Sue Devitt’s Bermuda Triangleis a Great Way to Banish Wrinkles!

Viva Woman discovers that baking soda really whitens her teeth!

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Weekend Beauty Reads from The Beauty Blog Network


In honor of the newest limited edition collection from MAC Cosmetics, Cult of Cherry; Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy does a gorgeous makeup tutorial, showing you how to achieve a fabulous look for this upcoming Fall season!.

Beauty Anonymous reviews YSL’s fall eye shadow palette.

Lilan of The Daily Cookie shows you how easy it is to use Anastasia’s Brow Pen to tint your eyebrows with a fun video how-to!

The Muse from Musings of a Muse shows you three different looks you can create using Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette! She also reviews the Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss!!

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Beauty for a Good Cause: Three Pink Products that Benefit Breast Cancer Charities

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I wanted to share with you a few fab beauty items which donate a portion (if not all) of their proceeds to benefit various Breast Cancer charities. Check it:

DuWop LipLingo Pink ($32)
Liplingo Pink is a sleek lip palette containing a rose lipstick and four wonderful ways to top it: a subtle gold frost, a pale pink shimmer gloss, a rich pink sherbet tone with sparkle and a pink tinged clear balm with a high shine. DuWop has joined in the fight to support research by donating 20% of proceeds from Liplingo Pink to breast cancer research and the betterment of women living with cancer. Available at shop.duwop.com

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ExfoliKate to Reveal Gleaming Skin

=&0=& ($85): This seaweed-green scrub is tres chere (expensive) but sends dulling older-than-dirt skin cells running for the hills so you don’t look older than the hills. Or better yet, older than The Hills. Here’s what I’m into about this scrub: you FEEL it working. The active feruit enzymes go to town on your skin to reveal a =&1=&. Its packaging is truly intelligent: it’s an air-tight jar with a top that depresses in order to dispense scrub without letting air into the container. Air breeds bacteria. Who wants that? Not you, girls.

Weekly Phenom List: Buh-Bye Summer!

TGIF and happy almost Labor Day! Labor Day is kind of depressing (no more white pants till May 2009!) but I think September in New York is the absolute most gorge time of the year here. In September you can FEEL the energy of new beginnings (I’m forever on a school year schedule – mentally, anyway– despite the fact that I haven’t been in school for six years.) Here are my fave beauty items (specifically of the in-shower ilk) of the week to get you through the final beats of the summer!

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Berry Nails and a Random Update

Morning, gals!

Four things.

*I just read the new DailyCandy book The DailyCandy Lexicon: Words that Don’t Exist but Should and I ADORED it. I’ve long enjoyed their “lexicon” series on the DailyCandy site, and this book contains some of my former faves and some hilar new ones.

For example:
GPX
n. A tracking system devised to monitor your ex’s every move (Nancy uses MySpace as GPX.)

Nontourage
n. A group of undesirable sycophants. (The party was fun until Justin showed up with his nontourage.)

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Matthew James at Sam Brocato: Achieve a Voloisturized Blow-out

Don’t you love the word “voloisturized?” I just made it up. It means volumized + moisturized. Always the goal, right? Let’s discuss the truly PHENOM voloisturizing blow-out I got today by Matthew James at Sam Brocato‘s salon in SoHo, NY. Best. Blow-out (including a stress-relieving massage!). I’ve had in YEARS. Years. I just told Matthew, my stylist, that I like volume and curl on the ends (which is pretty much my standard wording, although I’ve received a variety of results after dropping that description, running the gamut from FLAT/stick straight to exactly what I wanted. More often than not, my ‘do embodies the former, not the latter.

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Jessica Biel at 2008 Palm Springs International Shortfest

Making her red carpet debut for a screening of her new movie, Hole in the Paper Sky, Jessica Biel showed up looking every ounce the bombshell wearing Stella McCartney. Her hair and makeup artist for the evening, Brett Freedman, shares his secret for adding a little “pop” to a neutral dress:

“The night of Jessica’s screening was hot and humid, so we aimed to make her look polished but not overdone. The Stella McCartney dress was beautiful, but that beige/nude color can often make skin look washed out, so I needed to make her face luminous. Her skin is naturally flawless, so all she needed was a light touch of Neutrogena’s Healthy Glow Sheers in Medium and a little bit of Prescriptives Concealer. I applied Rimmel’s Colour Rush duo in Metallic Pearls to her lids with a little bit of water to create a dewy sheen. To give her cheeks just a hint of blush, I lightly applied Benefit’s Cream Blush in Illium and gently filled in her brows with Vanitymark Brow Pencil in Blondie before coating her lashes with Vanitymark “The LASH” Mascara in Blackest. Benefit’s Her Glossiness in “Kiss You” had just the right amount of lilac pigment in it to make the face appeared more ‘dressed up.’

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