Total Beauty Web Tour

Beauty’s Spot visits another Anastasia Brow Studio at Nordstroms. Check out the results

Viva woman reviews the different types of concealers and finds out which works best.

Alison of the AdviceSisters Guide to Life, Success & Happiness Blog finds that UnWrinkle Powder by Peter Thomas Roth has true star power: “Get Smart, style.”

Come aboard The Makeup Divas and set sail for the Mac Naughty Nauticals review!

A Mom in Red High Heels has found another multi-tasking super starin the world of cosmetics. Find out what it is!

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Weekend Reads from the Beauty Blog Network

Happy 4th, girls!

Come aboard The Makeup Divas and set sail for the Mac Naughty Nauticals review!

A Touch of Blusher checks out L’Oréal’s True Match Super-Blendable Powder.

The Muse reviews the latest and greatest from Japan with Aube’s new Summer Collection!.

Beauty Anonymous introduces you to this Fall’s upcoming new mascaras.

In honor of her first anniversary, Bionic Beauty is holding a month of giveaways. This week enter to win one of 3 SpinLash mascara wands!

The Fragrance Fanatic finds the greatest Summer scent for the home: Sun & Sand.

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Totally Bitchin': July 7-11 is 80s Ladies Week

Girls, do I have a treat for you (if you like the 80s that is… and if you don’t, you probably aren’t a frequent visitor here, anyway.) I’ve had five 80s themed product-specific weeks here at BBJ:
Pour Some Sugar on Me Week: Body Scrubs
Smooth Operator Week: Shaving Paraphernalia
Wash me Amadeus Week: Face Washes
Hairadise Week: Hair Products
Glow-y Days Week (upcoming): Self-Tanners

My friend Daneen recently approached me with a fab idea (that occurred to her after a few cocktails – ha!) for an 80s week with a twist: what if we BOTH chose an 80s TV show, movie, song, clothing trend, and toy and wrote about a corresponding product inspired by each one of those categories? I was, naturally, right on top of that, Rose (that movie’s from ’91, unfortch.) Get excited for a totally tubular week of 80s nostalgia – as it relates to beauty, of course. Because I “just can’t get enough.” In the meantime, tell me your favorite 80s TV show, movie, song, clothing trend and toy in the comments.

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John Masters Natural Talks About Ingredients and Style Tips

Whole Foods: The Official Whole Foods Market Blog features stylist John Masters in a short video discussing natural approaches for all hair types. John has been a leader and innovator in the beauty care industry for more than 15 years. He is founder of John Masters Organics personal care products and salon in New York City.

Learn why caring for hair naturally is beneficial and what plant-based ingredients to look for depending on hair type: curly, straight or color-treated. He also covers tips for cutting and styling hair, using examples of curly, straight and limp, and color treated hair.

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Weekly Phenom List: First Week of July

PedEgg Pro Pedicure Foot File ($10): I’m surprised any boys speak to me at all after I told the interwebs at large about my laser hair removal, an enormous zit, and my diet last week. Well, the glamour keeps on coming at BBJ HQ, dolls. I tried out the PedEgg of TV infomercial fame, and I’m shamelessly addicted to scraping my feet with it. It’s quick and easy to use, and it leaves no mess thanks to the convenient storage compartment attached to the file. I used it this week whilst watching eps of The Golden Girls and was delighted when I opened up the egg post-use and saw an ENORMOUS mound of foot shavings. I recognize that that sounds totally vile, but it’s the same kind of satisfaction one gets from checking out blackhead innards on a Biore strip. You with me? My feet ached mildly post-sloughing, but feel uber soft and smooth.

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David Babaii for WildAid

In a world where SO MANY things are disappointing, I am thrilled to report that I love David Babaii for WildAid Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner just as much as I’d hoped I would.

Longtime readers know about my girl crush on Kate Hudson, and how phenom I find her hair, her makeup, and her general lifestyle (I’m loving the Lance Armstrong arm candy of late, Kate!). I’m currently abstaining from shampoos and conditioners with sulfates since re-instituting my highlights as of April, so I was all the more excited about the products Kate and David created – they’re free of sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals and animal products.

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"By All Means, Move at a Glacial Pace…"

“You know how that thrills me.”–Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada

Well, moving at a glacial pace certainly doesn’t thrill me either. Miranda and I have that in common. I rarely leave NYC for more than a four-day span because I find the efficiency level plummets by at least 50% the minute I leave the island. That’s why I truncate most of my vocabulary, BT dubs. It’s simply more effish. You should try it (if you haven’t already.) But a glacial mud mask? That’s another story.

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