4 Skin Care Brands You Should Try – Win It!
May07

4 Skin Care Brands You Should Try – Win It!

Skin care is always the foundation of beauty because a good routine can help you look your best, even if you don’t wear makeup. These are 4 brands that I really like, and I think you should try.

EQUITANCE

Equitance is a skin care brand that started in Japan. The Japanese are known for innovative technology for the face, which is where BB creams got their popularity from, but they are also known for having impeccable products to even out skin tone, which is useful to all ages.

Equitance
Many of the Equitance products contain antioxidants, Vitamin C and B. My favorite items in the line is the Brightening Foaming Cleanser, Brightening Toning Lotion and the Hydrating Brightening Cream. The face wash foams into a soft cushion while you cleanse your skin, then you follow up with the toner and moisturizer which is very hydrating without feeling heavy or greasy.

LANEIGE

Another Asian based product is by Laneige. They have fantastic cleansers and moisturizers as well but one of the things that I’m addicted to are their vast array of facial masks.

Laneige Water Sleeping MaskThe 4 must try products, in my opinion, are the Water Sleeping Mask, Multiberry Yogurt Peeling Gel, Multiberry Yogurt Repairing Mask and the Firming Sleeping Mask. Each one has a different benefit but all of them are based on water philosophy, so after you use them your skin feels soft, smooth and full of moisture.

ERNO LASZLO

If you know of Erno Laszlo skin care, then you already know how great the products are. The products were created by Dr. Erno Laszlo, who was a Hungarian skin specialist who was world renown.

Erno Laszlo Cleansing SetHe catered to the elite, with royal clients like Princess Stephanie of Hungary. Once he brought the Erno Laszlo Institution to the United States his clients included Hollywood starlets like Grace Kelly, Katherine Hepburn, Ava Gardner and Marilyn Monroe as well as the White House first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

In 1952 Dr. Laszlo put his skin care products in Saks, so the every day women could purchase his products and the rest is history.

My favorite skin care item from Erno Laszlo is the Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil. It’s made of 13 essential oils to dissolve dirt and impurities while it conditions the skin. It’s designed to use with the cleansing bars, but I also like to use it with other brands of cleansers too.

PONDS

Ponds skin care products has also been around for ages. It was created in 1846 by a pharmacist named Theron T. Pond in the United States.

PondsThe first product was created from witch hazel, called Golden Treasure, which was later named Pond’s Extract but the brand was most known for the Pond’s Cold Cream.

Recently Ponds collaborated with designer Jonathan Adler to design a decorative case for the Ponds Wet Cleansing Towelettes. I love using the wipes when I’m either traveling, on the set of a TV show, or if I’m in a hurry to remove my makeup. They don’t irritate my skin, and the Jonathan Adler packaging looks great on your vanity.

Have you tried any of these products before?

If not, which skin care product would you most like to try?

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Well, I’ll give you a chance to win some of the skin care items I talked about.

HOW TO ENTER THE SKIN CARE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway begins May 7, 2015 and ends June 8, 2015 at 12:00 AM.

This is the most steps I’ve ever required in a giveaway, but these are some really great items to get, so BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL OF THESE STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER!everything must go through it for a chance to win
2. COMMENT BELOW, BY LETTING ME KNOW WHICH SKIN CARE PRODUCT YOU WANT TO TRY THE MOST
3. REPOST GIVEAWAY IMAGE ON INSTAGRAM WITH #CCSkinCareGiveaway
4. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (must enter through entry form below)
5. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM
6. FOLLOW ME ON YOUTUBE
7. JOIN MY NEWSLETTER

PLEASE NOTE! – You’re Twitter, Instagram and Youtube accounts have to be public so I can see that you follow me.

1 Grand Prize winner gets
– Equitance skin care
– Laneige face masks
– Erno Lanslo skin care
– Ponds Wet Cleansing Towelettes

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Disclaimer – The items mentioned in this article are sponsored by Laneige, Erno Lanslo, Ponds and Equitance with products given to me for the giveaway but the comments and thoughts are all mine. Not all products or suggestions will work on everyone.

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Double Duty Beauty
May01

Double Duty Beauty

Unilever

Every year we buy beauty products but here are a few ways to stretch what you get so you can get more and spend less!

CaressLoveForever1. Caress Love Forever

· This is a great body wash. I like how it creates rich bubbles that make me feel like bath time is pamper time.

Double Duty Tip · Since the scent is created by a fragrance house, it doubles as a high end perfume with fragrance touch technology that releases bursts of fragrance with every touch of your skin.

Double Duty Tip · When the bottle is empty, get triple duty beauty benefits by recycling it so it can be reimagined into more beauty items like a shower pouf, tote or umbrella. Help Unilever’s “Rinse. Recycle Reimagine.” program by sharing a photo of your bathroom recyclables on Twitter or Instagram using #ReimagineThat and #Sweeps for a chance to win reimagined recycled prizes.

OlayTotalEffects2. Olay Total Effects Moisturizer

· Designed to moisturize skin and provide 7 anti-aging benefits like reducing the look of age spots, adding firmness to skin and smoothing the looks of wrinkles with the nourishing vitamins B3, B5 and E

Double Duty Tip · Not all face moisturizers can be used on the eye, because it may be too emollient and cause bumps, but the Total Effects one can double as a eye cream.

Double Duty Tip · Things your can use on your eyes can normally be used on the lips, so skip the traditional balm and use the Total Effects moisturizer on your mouth before lip color.

Aussie3. Aussie Total Miracle 7 in 1 conditioner

· Nourishes and hydrates hair while shielding it from moisture so hair won’t look frizzy.

Double Duty Tip · Can be used on legs as a shaving balm. The conditioning benefits will plump up the hair so you can get a cleaner shave and help prevent nicks.

Toppik4. Toppik

· Designed to fill in, thinning areas of the hair like the temples to give the appearance of thicker hair. It’s also great to use for weave users in areas that need thickening up. Before you could only order it online and now you can get Toppik at select Target stores and at Ulta.

Double Duty Tip · Use in brows, instead of a eyebrow powder. The statically charged keratin fibers won’t move in wind, sweat or rain.

Double Duty Tip · Use as root coverup when you need a touch up on your hair color but don’t have time to do it.

Double Duty Tip · Use to refresh hair instead of dry shampoo, by shaking some on the roots of your hair before styling it.

Double Duty Tip · Use to give hair volume, by spraying it at the base of the hair, instead of a volumizer.

Physicians Formula5. Physician’s Formula Argan Wear Argan Oil BB Cream

· Designed to be a light weight foundation.

· Acts like a skin treatment with 100% pure argon oil to improve skin texture, brighten and elasticity.

· Acts like sunscreen with SPF30

Double Duty Tip · Use on legs in place of spray on stockings or panty hose.

Double Duty Tip · Normally people get 2 shades per year. A lighter toned foundation or BB cream to use all over the face for the Winter and Spring seasons when skin tone is more pale, but a darker color for the Summer and Fall season when skin tone is deeper toned.

To get “double duty” use from your product, apply your winter color as a concealer during the Summer season while your more tan, and during the Spring or Winter season use your darker one as contour.

So what is your Double Duty Beauty tip?

What unique ways have you used a beauty product to get more for your money?

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Easy Ways To Create A Spring Beauty Looks – Win It!
Mar15

Easy Ways To Create A Spring Beauty Looks – Win It!

avedaSpring officially starts on March 20th, so that means it’s time to update you beauty routine.

SKIN

It’s important to properly cleanse and moisturizer skin to make it look and feel it’s best especially after the Winter season when skin can become extra dry.

For the body try products that contain nourishing ingredients like sunflower oil and lavendar which can be found in the Aveda Stress Fix Crème Cleansing Oil. It not only hydrates skin but also give your body anti-stress benefits while you bathe.

cliniqueUnlike the body, cleaning the face properly may be more difficult because it can be easy to leave behind dirt and makeup. Instead of washing your face with your hands or a wash cloth try using a facial tools, like the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush. It has a combination of firm and soft bristles with an oval shaped head to get to hard to reach areas of the face, while being gentle.

After cleansing skin, always apply a moisturizer. For added benefits add an extra layer at night or use a hydrating face mask. One to think about trying is the Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst to lock in 24 hour hydration.

narsMAKEUP

Even though the color of the year is marsala, the makeup looks haven’t been based around that shade. The makeup trends for the runway have been either natural and nude or bold.

At Marc Jacobs fashion show, which was designed by makeup artist Francois Nars, they went with a “no makeup” look which can look good on just about anyone. The key is to have good looking skin, even if you have to fake it. Start with the Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, applying it on the face in downward application for a natural look or an upward application if you need to minimize the look of imperfections like large pores. For the show only face powder was used instead of eye, lip or cheek color but for the everyday person, using the rest of the Nars Spring collection lipstick, blush and eye shadow in the natural looking brown tones are a great way to look total polished without looking done up.

If you prefer the bold approach opt for a strong lips like the runway look for Dolce & Gabana or a bold graphic eye as seen on the catwalk for Givenchy. The key to pulling it off is to not have a lot of additional bold areas on the face. Keep the rest of the face simple.

alternaHAIR

For women the Spring hair trends are either loose waves or low ponytails that have an “unkept” look to them.

To create the look, either curl hair with a wand or put hair into medium to thick braid overnight to have wavy hair in the morning. The key is to the look is to add a touch of body to the hair without using hairspray, which can be too stiff, and opt for something like the Alterna haircare Bamboo Style Dry Shampooto add volume without leaving a powdery residue. Since it has a translucent formula, it won’t make hair look powdery even if your hair is dark.

The low unkept ponytail, is a great look when you don’t want to do a lot to your hair but you still want to look stylish. Just pull hair back into a low ponytail, then spray tail with the dry shampoo and lightly back tease hair with fingers and your done.

alternaFor guys, hair is either loose and messy or sleek and smooth.

To create the messy look, as seen in the Orley catwalks hair needs to be long all over or at the top of the head. Apply dry shampoo to roots of hair then finger comb it so it has a messy look.

For the sleek look, as seen on the runways of Parke & Ronen, work a pomade like the Alterna Bamboo Style Form Ultra Hold Sculpting Clay into hair, slicking it back with the hands and then finishing the look by smoothing hair with a comb to make it look precise.

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HOW TO ENTER THE SPRING BEAUTY LOOKS

Giveaway begins March 15, 2015 and ends April 15, 2015 at 12:00 AM.

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1 Grand Prize winner gets
– A Nars product
– An Alterna Haircare product
– An Aveda product

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Beauty Tips For All Ages – Win It!
Dec23

Beauty Tips For All Ages – Win It!

TEENS

One of the biggest problems for teens is break-outs and that includes getting it on shoulders and back as well – Backacne.

To help fight acne use products that are hypo-allergenic and contain the maximum amount of salicylic acid without causing irritation, like Alba Botanica AcneDote Face and Body Scrub.

The AcneDote scrub also has no harsh chemicals, no synthetic fragrances or no preservative like parabens, which can aggravate skin and cause more breakouts. Just be sure not to over scrub your skin or it can stimulate your skin to produce even more oil.

AGE 20

Your twenties is a time when you are transitioning from teen to woman. A great way to be taken seriously is through your makeup.

Instead of going for artsy edgy makeup looks opt for styles that will enhance your natural beauty and give you a polished appearance so the focus can be on you instead of your cosmetics.

Start with a foundation that can even out your skin tone, like the Covergirl Simply Ageless, that is buildable to provide fuller coverage where you need it and sheer where you don’t. It has an SPF 22 with a nonsettling formula so skin always looks fresh. For day keep eyes simple with a natural or rich lip color, then save the edge for the evening.

AGE 30

When you hit your thirties your skin starts to show more signs of age. Your neck and eyes are the first areas to show wrinkles so add a serums and eye products that contains retinol like the Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Eye cream.

The combination of hyaluronic acid, glucose complex and Accelerated Retinol SA in the eye cream has been clinically proven to smooth skin and reduce the look of wrinkles in just one week.

AGE 40

Forties are a time when your stop coloring your hair for fun and start using it to hide the grey. To help prevent color fade switch to shampoos and conditioner like Vidal Sassoon ColorFinity Shampoo and Conditioner, from the Proseries, that can help preserve color intensity for up to eight weeks.

The shampoo and conditioner contains antioxidants and moisturizing agents help prevent water fading by sealing in moisture without weighing hair down for up to 8 weeks.

AGE 50

At age fifty everything can change including hair, which can begin to thin. Help the structure of your hair by improving the hair follicle. Opt for a natural supplement like Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition, which contains vitamins like B5, Biotin, Folic Acid and Iron to provide 18 essential nutrients that your hair needs to grow longer and stronger.

These are a few of the tips that I have for beauty at various ages.

What tips and products do you like?

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Would you like to win some of these products?

HOW TO ENTER THE ALL AGE BEAUTY GIVEAWAY

Giveaway begins December 24, 2014 and ends January 26, 2015 at 12:00 AM.

THE WINNER IS Livivua C. Chandler!!!

BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL 5 STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER!
2. JOIN MY BLOG NEWSLETTER
3. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (must enter through entry form below)
4. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM
5. FOLLOW ME ON YOUTUBE

1 Grand Prize winner gets
– Alba Botanica AcneDote Face and Body Scrub
– Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Eye cream
– Vidal Sassoon ColorFinity Shampoo and Conditioner
– Covergirl makeup

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Disclaimer – the products are sponsored by Covergirl, Neutrogena, Alba Botanica, Vidal Sassoon and Aviva but the comments and thoughts are all mine.

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DIY Beauty – Win it!
Dec09

DIY Beauty – Win it!

No matter what special events your going to be attending, or if you just want to spruce up your style, there are a few things you can do yourself without having a professional help you.

HAIR

Big voluptuous curls are starting to trend this season which means you’ll have to start using hot tools like blow dryers and curling irons so be sure to give your hair some protection with products like the Straight From Eden Repairing Oil by Crème of Nature.

The ingredients help to prevent damage but also adds moisture, reduce frizz and fight humidity from making your hair look like a bush willy when it’s damp outside.

Rub a dime-size amount of oil between palms then apply to the ends of tresses for fine hair or use a quarter-size from root to tip of course hair. When your completely finished grooming your hair, rub the excess oil on the top of your style to add additional shine.

If teasing makes your hair look thin, because your scalp looks more visible, apply a product made out of colored keratin protein like the Toppik Hair Building Fibers to the root of hair and hairline.

Since the fibers are statically charged to intertwine with your own strands, it will make hair look naturally full and thick. It’s wind, rain and sweat resistant but easily remove with shampoo, it’s also safe to use on eyebrows as well as a last minute root cover up if there’s no time to get your hair colored.

If you prefer to splurge on a blow dry from a pro, go with one that’s affordable at the Blo – Blow Dry Bar in Florida at 2349 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Suite 516
Naples, Florida 34109 in the Vanderbuilt Shoppes.

Blo is Americas largest blow dry bar chain that gives each stylist an intensive training to learn the BLO technique. They have no cuts, no color….you simply WASH BLO AND GO! If you aren’t in the Florida area, no worries! you can go to www.blomedry.com to find one near you.

MAKEUP

For makeup you can go subtle or Exotic and sultry, it’s up to you! Before adding color to eyes lips or cheeks even out your complexion by using either a foundation or a corrective moisturizer like the Alba Botanica Even Advanced CC Cream Tinted Mineral Perfector SPF 15.

The CC Cream is packed with Vitamin C and Algae extracts as well as 6-in-1 benefits to smooth, hydrate, protect, brighten, correct and even out skin tone. It comes in Fair to Light or Light to medium. If the shades don’t match your skin, use it like a primer before your regular foundation.

For color the style this season is sexy and dramatic. Francois Nars designed has various limited-editions sets to choose from for Nars cosmetics.

The “Laser cut” set has a futuristic style for eyes, lips and cheeks. For lips the “Digital World” 5 piece set has a range from soft to bright tones in velvet matte and satin colors. For cheeks the “Virtual Domination” is a high density combination of blush and bronzer palette.


NAILS

Nail art can be hard to do but if you use a few things you can find around the house it can make it easier. Start by using a Band-Aid as tape to block out areas of your nail, then polish the rest of the nail. Before it dries remove the Band-Aid and voila!

The Deborah Lippmann Limited Edition “I’ve Gotta Be Me” set is a great collection of nail polishes that have 6 shades, with some as crème and others as shimmer.

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Now that you know some ways to update your look, how about some free goodies?!

HOW TO ENTER THE DIY BEAUTY GIVEAWAY

Giveaway begins December 9, 2014 and ends January 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM.

THE GIVEAWAY IS OVER! THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS LATANYA THORNHILL AND 2ND PLACE WINNER IS CHRISTY PEEPLES DUBOIS.

BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL 5 STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER!
2. JOIN MY BLOG NEWSLETTER
3. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (must enter through entry form)
4. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM
5. FOLLOW ME ON YOUTUBE

1 Grand Prize winner gets
– 1 Blow dry at Blo – Blow Dry Bar 2349 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Suite 516
Naples, Florida 34109 location only
– Toppik Building Hair Fibers
– Alba Botanica Even Advanced CC Cream
– Deborah Lippmann I’ve Gotta Be Me nail set

1 Second Prize Winner gets
– 1 Blow dry at Blo – Blow Dry Bar 2349 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Suite 516
Naples, Florida 34109 location only
– Toppik Building Hair Fibers
– Alba Botanica Even Advanced CC Cream

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Disclaimer
– the products are sponsored by Deborah Lippmann, Nars, Alba Botanica, Blo Blow Dry Bar in Naples and Toppik but the comments are all mine.

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Beauty Brushes I Like This Month – Win It!
Dec01

Beauty Brushes I Like This Month – Win It!

Clarisonic PlusOne of the basic essentials for good beauty is to exfoliate. Exfoliation removing dead skin cells so it looks more radiant, but it also increases circulation.

A great way to get rid of all that flaky stuff is with brushes. Here are a few that I’m liking right now.

Clarisonic Plus
I really like the versatility of the Clarisonic Plus because it can be used on the face as well as the body, and if you have any problems with break outs on your back, shoulders or chest it can be a God sent. It also has various speeds so the bristles be softer on skin if needed.

The Clarisonic Plus comes with the regular device and cradle to recharge it, as well as a Sensitive Brush Head, a Body Brush Head and samples of the Clarisonic Face Cleanser, the Clarisonic Body Cleanser.

Clinique Sonic system purifying cleansing brushClinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush
It has the longest name in the world but I really like how small the Clinique Sonic System Purifiying Cleansing Brush is, so it’s easy to handle.

The device is waterproof so it can be brought in the shower when your rushing, or it won’t crap out if it falls in a sink full of water.

What I really like about this tool is how the shape of the head makes it easy to get into tricky areas like around the nose and behind the ears. Yes I said behind the ears…you know when you get break outs from using your phone?! – I hate that.

It also has an automatic shut off, so you don’t over scrub your skin.

One of the things that is different about this one and the Clarisonic, is that it doesn’t come with a lot of other goodies like the Clarisonic one but it is only $89.99 so it’s much cheaper. So great on your pocket book.

Those are two of the brushes I’m liking this month.

What facial or body brush do YOU like to use?

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Want to try the Clarisonic Plus or the Clinique brush? Ok, here is a chance to win one of them and a gift card from Family Dollar so you can get a manual body brush or loofah too!

HOW TO ENTER THE BEAUTY BRUSH GIVEAWAY

Giveaway begins December 1, 2014 and ends January 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM.

THE GIVEAWAY IS OVER! THE WINNER IS PATRICIA ARGUETA!!

BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL 5 STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER!
2. JOIN MY BLOG NEWSLETTER
3. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (must include link to this blog post)
4. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM
5. FOLLOW ME ON YOUTUBE

1 Grand Prize winner gets either the
– Clarisonic Plus or the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush
They also get a
– $25.00 Family Dollar Gift Card

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Disclaimer – the products are sponsored by Clarisonic, Clinique and Family Dollar but the comments are all mine.

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How To Look Party Pretty – Win It!
Nov01

How To Look Party Pretty – Win It!

BODY

We are wearing more layers right now, but at a party those layers come off so be sure your skin look so start by avoiding hot showers which can be drying and use body scrubs, like Caress Evenly Gorgeous to remove dead skin cells or your body lotions wont work properly.

Once out of the shower immediately apply body moisturizer that contain Vitamin E for antioxidants and Apricot Kernel oil, like the BeautiControl Nutri-Rich Moisturizing Body Satin, because it will mimic your body’s natural oil.

HanesFASHION

If you have a busy schedule before an event, it can be difficult to take out additional time to get ready for a party so use clothing that are transitional.

Start with a cute and stylish top like the Hanes Live.Love.Color Tees which are 100% cotton, so it’s comfortable at work but you spruce it up with either a jacket, jewelry or a dressy belt before you go out for the evening.

Just be sure to wear a seemless bra, like the Hanes Comfort Flex so you stay looking polished in comfort all evening.

PopchipsSNACKS
If you need to bring snacks to the party, why not choose ones that are weight and waist friendly.

Popchips have various flavors like Barbeque, Sea Salt, and Cheese but only half the calories of regular chips at 100 calories per serving.

Detangling Leave In ConditionerHAIR

Try a simple yet stylish ponytail that is messy and has volume or go all the way with a full hair of glamorous curls. Both styles are great to wear all day. Just be sure to protect your hair before using any hot styling tools.

Since the colder season can be very drying hair can be more fragile so use a hydrating products that contains coconut, avocado and olive oil, like the Straight From Eden Detangling Leave-In Conditioner by Crème of Nature, to reduce frizz, moisturize and give you the added protection from the hot tools.

Apply the spray to your hair while it’s wet and let it either air dry or use a blow dryer. If your hair is dry before you start styling, use the Straight From Eden Repairing Oil instead.

VoloomInstead of teasing your hair, which can cause undue breakage, use tools that can add the volume that you need like the Voloom.

By doing a clamp and release motion with the tool you will create honeycomb like areas on the strand of the hair that will provide soft volume that will last for a whole week.

Advanced Night Repair SerumSKIN

Before thinking about makeup, always prep your skin or your skin can look muddy by party time. Start using a serum, like Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, right before your moisturizer to give your skin an extra boost of hydration.

It also has anti-aging benefits, as well as improve dullness or loss of radiance, which can happen if you had a day of work before your party.

Bobbi Brown CosmeticsMAKEUP

Party makeup this year is more exotic and sultry. Colors are deep chocolate eye color and rich reds, like in the “Scotch On The Rocks” collection from Bobbi Brown. Try the Warm Glow Eye shadow palette to create a simple eye for work that you can smoke up before the party.

If you’re not sure how to do your makeup go to the Bobbi Brown makekup counters to get a free Look of the Season makeup lesson so it’s like having a free makeup artist.

ArcadiaFRAGRANCE

Your look is never complete without a fragrance. If you want to have an exotic scent use a cologne that’s woody with metallic floral notes, like Rouge Bunny Rouge Arcadia.

Either spray your scent in the air and walk through it or apply on pulse points like wrist and bend of knee.

How do you get pretty for a party? I’d love to hear your suggestions!

Would you like to WIN some of these beauty products? Enter below!

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HOW TO ENTER THE PARTY PRETTY BEAUTY GIVEAWAY

Giveaway begins November 1, 2014 and ends December 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM.

BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL 5 STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER!
2. JOIN MY BLOG NEWSLETTER
3. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (must include link to this blog post)
4. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM

1 Grand Prize winner that gets
-Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
-Some Bobbi Brown makeup
-Caress
-Hanes Live. Love. Color Tee
-Popchips
-Arcadia fragrance by Rouge Bunny Rouge
-Beauticontrol Nutri-Rich Moisturizing Body Satin
-Crème of Nature Straight hair products

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The Party Pretty Giveaway is over and the winner is DANA FELDMAN.

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Fall Beauty Must Haves – Win It!
Sep19

Fall Beauty Must Haves – Win It!

Fall Beauty Trends 2014
(Fall Makeup Look – Video Tutorial Coming Soon)

Fall is always a fun time of year. In the Summer we want to wear as little as possible, but the Fall is when all of the cool fashion starts to appear. Here are a few Fall beauty trends that I’m loving this season.

PREP AND PROTECT
Since the cooler seasons usually mean dryer skin, be sure to add extra hydration. Even if you don’t think your skin needs it, it’s an imperative step. If skin feels parched it can pull the water that it craves from your makeup so apply moisturizer to skin until it feels plump. For oily skin, don’t skip hydration just opt for an oil-free version.

Creme de LaMer moisturizer is a favorite amongst celebrities including Oprah. To pamper your skin with extra moisture try a mask like the LaMer Intensive Revitalizing Mask. Just be sure to use the mask on freshly cleansed skin. Simple skin care has face washes and scrubs that are gentle enough for even sensitive skin.

Add hydration to your eyelashes too, in order to prevent premature breakage from lash curlers, mascara and liner use a serum that contains hyaluronic acid, like Infinite Lash Eyelash Enhance Serum, that is specifically for your lashes. The vitamins and minerals will add nourishment, moisture and improve flexibility so lashes can reach their full potential.

MAKEUP TRENDS
The trends for Fall color is a bold eye and bold lips. You can do a bold eye liner for day with a strong berry lip. For night go with a smokey eye with the bold lip.
Estee Lauder Pure color Envy collection for eyes and lips makes it easy to create color with confidence without looking overly done.

For longer wear, skip lip gloss for day and add it for night.
Curl lashes and add a coat of mascara on top for day, and top and bottom for night.
For touch up kit, include a tube of lipstick and DenTek Floss Pick + Case, which was given out at the VMA awards, to keep your lips looking luscious and smile perfect on the go.

HAUTE HAIR TRENDS
The hair trends for the season range from center parts, to braids and twists as well as ponytails.

To create the look start with a hair product that will hydrate hair like Creme of Nature with Argan Oil from Morocco 100% Pure Argan Oil. Its a light weight Argan Oil that can be used on hair and even skin.

Argan oil is a rare and precious oil naturally rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants so after applying it on your hair use the remander to rub across the cuticles on your hands to give them a boost of hydrations too.

For fine hair avoid the root and just apply it on the ends. For normal to course hair apply it on the whole strand.

Pull back hair into a ponytail. For added smoothness along the hair line apply Creme of Nature with Argan Oil from Morocco Perfect Edges.

Take the tail of the pony, and separate it into to sections. Then take a piece of a strand from the back of one side and place it in front of the section of hair on the alternate side. Do this down the whole body of the ponytail until you have created a full fishtail ponytail and secure the end with a holder. Keep it sleek for day and fluff the ponytail for a chic evening version.

BODY BEAUTIFUL
Just because your not in a swimsuit doesn’t mean that you don’t need to pamper your body. Start with an invigorating wash, like Caress Emerald Rush, to cleanse your body with an fragrance that was actually created from a fine fragrance house. Once you get out of the tub and do a quick toweling off apply a body lotion while skin is still damp so the lotion has extra moisture to seal in. Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Body Lotion uses shea and coconut oil to soften skin. The added bonus is that it also contain songyi Mushrooms whith is a natural brightener to help even skin discolorations.

Now that you know some of my Fall Beauty Must have why not win some of these products so you can try them your self.

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Disclaimer: This blog post was sponsored by products from Estee Lauder, Simple skin care, Shea Moisture, Cream Of Nature, Family Dollar, LaMer and DenTek but the comments are my own.

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