Friday, December 25, 2009
Beautiful Skin and Hair for Pennies

With these at-home beauty product recipes you can save money without sacrificing quality

Spend a little too much this holiday season? Well, one way to get your bank account back on track is to spend a little less on products. Thankfully, with these at-home recipes, you can save plenty of cash but still have glowing skin and shiny hair.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

The "Amazing" Products: Kiehl's

Just reading Fashion Week Daily's "Obsessions", and noticed we are obsessed with similiar items of luxe, one of which is Kiehl's Acai Damage Correcting Moisturizer! Made with the brazilian super fruit (Acai) you can only imagine the wonders this moisturizer will work on your skin!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

"Organic To Green"...

I was just in Fred Segal Beauty Santa Monica the other day and discovered this line of sustainable all natural products and fell in love with the Sandalwood Shea Butter Body lotion. Definitely a nice soothing feel with a rich and subtle fragrance. The whole "Organic to Green" line seems to be quite amazing! I plan to explore and try more of their lush sustainable line in the near future. You should too....

Monday, December 14, 2009

Makeup, Makeup and More Makeup!!
Don't Miss Out On This Contest!

Enter the $10,000 Sephora Shopping Spree Sweeps before it's too late!

It's every beauty junkies' dream come true: $10,000 to spend any way they want at Sephora. And it could be yours, all yours, if you win the sweeps. How do you enter? It couldn't be easier, just go to, write a product review or sign up for their newsletters and you're entered! Hurry though, the contest ends December 31!

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Perfect Holiday Shade!

Just in time for the holidays, this fun and sassy color uniquely named, Tokaïdo Express by NARS Cosmetics is magical. Black amethyst hues infused with gold... It's the perfect shade that can work for you all the way until the turn of the New Year! Why not bring in 2010 with a chic shade of sassiness!

Thursday, December 3, 2009
10 New Holiday Makeup Looks

Steal a style from one of these celebs for your next big -- or small -- bash

A holiday party is no time to stick with your everyday makeup routine -- you need to shake things up! Have some fun trying a new look, and watch heads turn in your direction as you enter the soiree. Bonus: all the looks in this gallery are super-simple to do with the makeup you already own!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Vitamin C for your Visage...

Good way to get energized in the morning! The best replacement for your daily glass of orange juice comes in a 12 oz. bottle and it's made by Ole Henriksen. The "On The Go Cleanser" is filled with a specially formulated vitamin c complex providing a radiant glow along with yucca, grapeseed, orange and seaweed extracts that work together to give your skin a renewed fresh appearance....Experience more here

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Paris, Paris, Paris!

City of lights, the city of love, city of all things great!! YSL's new PARISIENNE makes you feel as though you're right in the heart of it all and on your way for a quick bite and a bit of shopping on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées....
Capture more of the YSL experience here..

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Must Have.....

A peak into the Tracy Reese Spring 2010 Show..... Bright, flirtatious and fun colors beaming with energy!! This dress is a definite culprit for wanting Spring to arrive early (even if it is just the beginning of Fall)!! View for yourself here...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

It's Fashion Week--Spring 2010 Shows.....

The ultimate time of the year is now, Fashion Week in NY! Fun Spring collections by the cream of the crop designers! I just took a look at the unique sepia and grey tones that made up Herve Leger's collection of flirty and sophisticated dresses.....Lovely!!! Experience more here......

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Simple, Sheer Accent....

Lip balm made of healthy rose and olive essential oils, that gives you just the right hint of a luminous sheer pink lip hue....This Propoline lip tint does wonders while providing the subtle color you want on the days you're going for that simplistic look! Explore here.....

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Va Va Voom!

Volume, Volume, Volume....Flutter, Flutter, Flutter! With L'Oreal's Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara you'll do exactly that! Lash intensity doesn't get any better than this....12x more lash intensity instantaneously! An awesome additon to your eye make up ritual....Peruse for yourself at:
Quiz: What Fall Beauty Trend Is Perfect for You?

A smoky eye? Red lip? New hairstyle? The answer is 10 short questions away

While we at Total Beauty love trying out new hairstyles and makeup, we're quick to acknowledge that not all trends work for all women. That's why we created this quiz, where you'll be able to see which new looks for fall will perfectly complement your already-fabulous look.

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Not Chips....Lips Ahoy!!

Tarte cosmetics has done it again with the best lip gloss set a girl could ever ask for! The Lips Ahoy t5 super fruit complex™, consists of a variation of gorgeous colors that contain the five most active superfruits: goji, acai, maracuja, acerola and pomegranate. It's full of antioxidant rich nutrients and vitamins that have been known to deliver anti-aging and skin-restorative benefits each and every time you wear it :). Find out more at

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ultimate Treatment For Your Visage!

I recently discovered the most amazing oil by Bobbi Brown, made with the intent of protecting your skin from environmental damage and providing ultimate conditioning. With essentials oils like Jojoba, Olive, Sesame and Sweet Almond your skin is sure to glow! Visit
and add this divine moisturizer to your repertoire.

Monday, August 3, 2009
Ulta's 19 Best Skin Care Products readers think these wrinkle erasers, blemish fighters and skin protectors shouldn't be missed

If you feel overwhelmed by the massive amounts of products at Ulta, you're not alone. We thought we'd make your selection process easier by sharing these skin care product reviews from our trusted readers. These are the goods they swear by, so odds are you’ll like them too.

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No. 19: Too Faced Wrinkle Injection, $26.50 average reader rating: 9

“Did I see results? YES! IMMEDIATELY ... It fills in lines and wrinkles and gives skin a slightly luminous appearance ..."

No. 18: Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum, $21.79 average reader rating: 9.1

"It goes on so smooth and never leaves your face feeling sticky or greasy. It absorbs into your skin immediately and leaves your skin looking radiant and flawless ..."

No. 17: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Visibly Even Foaming Cleanser, $6.49 average reader rating: 9.1

"I didn't think a lower priced product could really deliver visible results. I bought this because it was on sale. After one month or so, I felt smoother skin and clarity like never before ...”

Want to see what’s no. 1? Click here!

Friday, July 24, 2009
Fried Hair Rehab

Our program comes to the rescue for women at every price point

Sun damage, coloring, flat-ironing ... you've demanded enough from your stressed hair. Find out how to bring health back to it, thanks to advice from a panel of hair pros.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009
Quiz: What Is Your Anti-Aging I.Q.?

Take this quiz to find out how much you really know about the skin's aging process

Anti-aging is much more complicated than simply wearing a hat to the beach, so before you self-diagnose or splurge on a new skin-care regimen, take this quiz to see how much you really know about your skin.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Twice the Shimmer! Twice the Color!

Just in time for summer, L'Oreal Paris' High Intensity Pigment lipgloss duos provide intense shine and luminous sparkle. They even come in the best color options that make for the perfect lip twinkle on those fun-filled summer days!! Enjoy your duo!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Intensity At Its Best!!

Give your eyes instant pizazz and sparkle with Loreal's High Intensity Pigments Kohl Eyeliner! Goes on smooth and has an intense effect taking your eyes to the next level of lovely! I adore the gold tone....I've been wearing it everyday for the past two weeks and can't switch it up!! Don't miss out on your sparkle....

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


It's almost summer, which means it's time to don those fun and fearless colors that complement those new sandals. Take a look at Barielle's fun shade of red called "Driven"--it's my favorite at the moment, and just the color needed to set the summer in the right direction! There are so many amazingly great colors within Barielle's line, and you can even do a quick demo of how the color will look on you right on their site....Explore and try on your favorite shades at

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sweeten Your Visage!

Full of sweet honey and a touch of buttermilk, the "CLEO" facial wash in Elique's Organic Skin Food line is just the dessert that your precious visage needs! Cleanse your skin with this and experience an instant detox...Use as a mask for brightening and firming! Enjoy!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Summer Ready Locks!

Get fun sassy waves and curls with Hair Rules. Fabulous hair almost instantaneoulsy with this amazing product line that also moisturizes and nourishes your lovely tresses. Check out for more scoop!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Natural, Mineral Highlights!

These fun little pebbles of pinky-bronze-gold tones add nice highlights to your cheeks, eyes, and lips. The new Pur Rocks allover face color is multi-faceted and can be used as a blush, eyeshadow, lipgloss color enhancer or simply just for an allover glow! It's also full of antioxidant-rich vitamin E, nourishing your skin all day long! Explore more here...

Friday, April 24, 2009

3 New Lip Shades And A Fab New Bag!

Always searching for new lipgloss/lipstick/lip shades....all the above, I didn't have to go far this time around, upon discovering tarte cosmetics new "be good to your mother (earth)" kit that comes with 3 fab lip shades and a fun reuseable tote. Packed with all the good nutrients like mango butter, coconut oil, peppermint oil, vitamin E and SPF, these lip sheers are a must have...and who wouldn't want this super cute tote!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

It's Almost Earth Day....Do Some Good At Origins

Origins has launched a package recycling program, appropriately titled, "Return to Origins"....Just stop by an Origins near you and drop off old cosmetics containers that you have from any makeup brand. Origins then sorts, recycles and converts the containers to energy. An easy breezy way to do some good! Earth day (April 22nd) is right around the corner....Why not do your part early?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Glowing from the Inside Out!

Full of key vitamins, like beta carotene, lycopene and vitamins c & e, Glowelle is a yummy drink that works its magic on the inside for a wondrous glow on the outside. You can get it in a cute litte bottle or a cute powder package and just add water. Comes in pomegrantate lychee and raspberry jasmine flavors. Your daily fountain of "glow" is waiting for you

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Great New Discovery!

On my quest to find a light fragrance, I stumbled upon Kiehl's and discovered their Essential Oils! Coming in a selection of unique scents; vanilla, grapefruit, coriander, and musk, I absolutely fell in love. Coriander was my favorite, and the one I had to have to mix it up a bit for Spring. Grapefruit and vanilla are amazing as well! What's your favorite?....

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

ELLE Could Make Your Day

ELLE magazine is giving away four new sets of makeup by Rae Cosmetics; lipstick, bronzer, a smokey eye palette and even lip gloss! A windfall of fun products for your make up bag. Take a look here:

Monday, March 30, 2009

A Youthful Glow

The Olay Professional Pro-X line, is a complete suite of products clinically proven to leave you with younger acting and looking skin in just 28 short little days. Of course, this fabulous product was not just discovered overnight. To confirm its authenticity, the Pro-X line underwent rigorous testing in multiple clinical studies that were reviewed and overseen by independent dermatologists....That's sure to confirm your confidence! Discover more here:!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Do Some Good, While Doing A Bit Of Shopping...

Lucky magazine's 2009 Eco Sourcebook, gives us the inside scoop on the fun and sustainable fashion, home and beauty finds! Check it out here:

Glossy Full Couleur by Make Up For Ever

Yes, Make Up For Ever once again!
Spring forward with this refreshing lip gloss. Sampling first hand, at the Make Up Show LA, I must say that it is great...Comes in a number of soft pink, red and violet hues and has just the right amount of shine that's definitely long lasting! Get yours at

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Ultimate Finish!

I had the pleasure of experiencing Make Up For Ever's optimum powder at the Make Up Show LA! The new HD Microfinish Powder is complete perfection--a sheer invisible finishing powder that leaves you glowing...Made from 100% mineral silica powder, the refined micro-particles allow natural and artificial light to reflect off of them and emanate radiance. Being tested in front of HD cameras and proven to add an ominous glow to your visage, you're red carpet ready with this one!

Friday, March 20, 2009

It's True....Milk Does Do A Body Good!

The Lait Intense Raffermissante (intense firming body milk) by Embryolisse, is a great addition to your work out regimen :).....The Brazilian guarana extracts and wheat protein tone and firm the skin, while the natural plant oils of sandalwood, cork and barley, nourish and moisturize! Make your skin visibly softer and firmer with this unique body milk. I'm sure you can find it somewhere close by ;)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Soft Touch of Cashmere...

The ideal toner, facial cleanser, makeup remover.....3 products in one! Infused with 8 pure citrus essential oils, organic honey, sunflower seed oil and the gentle cleansing of oat amino acids, Kaia Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths are soft like cashmere and quick and easy to use! Taking it a step further, these are made from 100% bamboo and totally sustainable, so you're really doing the world some GOOD at the end of the day! Experience at

Friday, March 13, 2009

A New Arrival in Soho...

Have the ultimate spa experience in Soho...Dermalogica expands beyond its Santa Monica, CA location and opens a sister spa in NYC! Experience the most calming, soothing, and relaxing facial first hand. If you're not quite ready to make the committment for a full on facial, just stop by the spa for a free facemapping analysis and let the one of the skin therapists clue you in on some of the best treatments. I think you're due for a quick pop-in!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Instant Sunlight!

Alchimie Forever's skin brightening mask has a plethora of natural botanicals such as blueberries, wild pansies, oats, vitamin e and grapes, giving your skin an instant "sun lift"! These natural ingredients work together to soothe, protect and brighten your skin. A simple addition to your regimen; wonderful results! Visit, to find out more!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Napa Nostalgia...

Protect your skin from free radicals with 29 cosmetics. A line reminscent of that beautiful & relaxing drive to Napa! From lipgloss to eye shadow, to skin cream every product within the 29 cosmetics line contains grape seed extract; one of the most powerful forms of natural anti-oxidants. Grape seed extract is known to be 20 times more potent than vitamin C and 50 times stronger than vitamin E...Imagine the great benefits from 29 cosmetics, just with the simple application of blush!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Getting Made Up in Tinseltown!

For the first time ever, the Make Up Show will be in LA (3.15 & 3.16). A perfect event for beauty aficionados who live in tinseltown or will be in the LA area! Some of the most creative and sought after beauty brands will be present at the show; Make Up For Ever, Stila, and Kissable Couture , just to name a few. Definitely a chance to experience the latest products and trends in beauty first event not to miss!
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Friday, February 20, 2009

The French Manicure...

So I recently discovered an amazingly unique and gorgeous nail polish hue from OPI's France Collection. It's a deep smoky grey/taupe tone that's both dramatic and somewhat understated. Going by the name of "You Don't Know Jacques", this color is a definite must have! Experience more of the OPI France collection at Enjoy!