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Beauty Buzz: Are You all Set?

When it comes to buying cosmetics, I’m all about the easiest and less expensive purchasing methods. That’s why I love the idea of buying your makeup in a set. Most of the time it works out better. And if you need help choosing shades and tools, it’s already done for you. You know what’s even better? Sometimes you get a free gift with purchase. Wow, this sounds great for someone like me.

What do you think? Are cosmetic sets the way to go?


Beauty Buzz: Fuchsia Lips

Be bold!
In your face!
Popping with color!
Nothing but fuchsia love for your lips!

Yes, I’ve lost it for the “right now” hot lipstick color! Pull out your fuchsia lipstick.

I was all over Target’s beauty section looking for the right shade. But, I was being really picky. And I’m allowed to be; it’s part of my beauty rights (I just made that up). I didn’t find what I was looking for, but today I’m heading to the drugstore on a fuchsia search.

Will you be part of the bold beauty babes and give fuchsia lipstick a try?


Beauty Buzz: essie’s fall collection

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Oh essie, I remember the first day we met. My best friend introduced me to you four years ago. Your delicious colors made it’s way onto my nails on the day of my wedding. My nails have never been the same. And now you come out with this rich fall collection and I love every single color? You’re too much. I guess I’ll have to wait until September 1st, to get my hands on you. Until then essie

Take Eucerin’s “Skin First Pledge”

I am always on the hunt for that perfect hand cream. You know the one that doesn’t feel greasy, but can still moisturize. Yes, I’m one of those skin health people. You should be one too! When was the last time you took a second out of the day to handle your skin care business? It’s so

important! That’s it…you need to take a pledge…now! Eucerin is here to help and you get a free sample (I love free!) of their Daily Skin Balance while you’re at it (for a limited time). All you have to do is take their “Skin First Pledge” on Facebook I took mine at BlogHer.

Eucerin is on it! Read what they have to say:

Did you know that our skin is our first line of defense against infections, germs and pollutants? Or that more than half of our lifetime UV exposure occurs before we’re 20? By taking the Skin FIRST Pledge, you’re not only receiving free product – you’re also raising awareness around the importance of good skin care. As a bonus, for every pledge made, Eucerin will make a donation to Healthy Women, the nation’s leading independent health information source for women. -Eucerin.com


Share Your Beauty Tips with Us!

Beauty trends come and go, but advice lives forever. Right? I’ll never forget the beauty advice my mom gave me as a teen. And of course I’ve read tons of beauty tips online and in my favorite

magazines.

But, there are a few that I will never forget and am so grateful for. They are not only essential, but some are very basic and practical. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Use a used ‘cooled’ green tea bag for puffiness, redness, or itchy skin.
  • Try not touching your face. Your hands may have dirt and oils that will clog your pores.
  • If you run out of shaving cream, you can use hair conditioner.
  • When wearing a fragrance on your wrists, don’t rub them together. The scent can be altered.

Like I said, they are simple. Nothing too scientific here. Now, I know all beauty tips are different. Some tips work and some don’t. I know I’ve tried stuff that hasn’t worked for me. What has worked for you?

What are some of your favorite beauty tips? Share!!


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Perricone Cold Plasma Deluxe Sample Tube & Giveaway!

We have a winner!!
(The winner was randomly selected using random.org.)

And the winner is Martina! Congrats!!

Do you have wrinkles, enlarged pores, dryness, redness, discoloration, uneven skin tone, impurities, loss of firmness, loss of smoothness, and loss of radiance? (I don’t know about you, but I have a few of these!)

Do you love free samples? (I do! I do!)

Do you love Perricone MD? (Of course!)

Now, let’s combine them together…How would you like a FREE Cold Plasma Deluxe Sample Tube by Perricone MD? Let’s fight those 10 visible signs of aging! All you have to do is go here and pay the $4.95 shipping fee.

And you know that’s not all. I love my loyal readers way too much! Here’s your chance to win a full-size jar of their best seller Cold Plasma for the Face ($150 value)!

To enter you must do BOTH:

  • Leave a comment below and tell me why you want to win Cold Plasma.
  • Then enter your name and email address in the form below.

For an extra entry:

  • Tweet the following, then post the tweet as a comment: I’m fighting the 10 most visible signs of aging with @CurvesandChaos and @DrPerricone http://bit.ly/apgw89
Rules: Must be 18 years or older, a U.S. or Canadian resident, and only one entry per household (unless tweeting for extra entry). Giveaway ends 08/11/10 12pm PST.
Good Luck!


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Contest Closed!!

Beauty Buzz: Two Faced Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection

It’s no secret that I’m not a makeup guru when it comes to eye shadow. I always stare in amazement at my cousin’s makeup. She’s amazing and can create the perfect eye.

One day I will learn how to create the perfect eye! So, until then, I think I need to buy the Too Faced Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection. Seriously? Isn’t this delish? It even comes with a tutorial, for gals like me. I got an email from Sephora today and it’s selling this $73 value for $35! Need it now!

Do you own this Too Faced palette?


Beauty Buzz: Benefit Lip Gloss

It is officially summer! Are your lips ready? Yeah, I said lips. You know you need to keep them hydrated. Why not add a colorful Benefit lip gloss to your makeup bag while you’re at it. I love these shimmery colors for summer. I can’t choose just one!

Help me pick a bridesmaid hairstyle!!

My cousin’s wedding is coming up and I’m so confused. I’m a bridesmaid and I NEED HELP!! I don’t know which hairstyle I want. I gathered a few below that caught my eye. I know I want a half-up style, but I want to dress it up. The dresses are strapless in a watermelon color. It’s a very summer inspired celebration!

Please help and tell which hairstyle you think would look good. Thank you!! I really appreciate it!! Now, I just need to find someone to do my hair on the big wedding day.

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UPDATE: I chose #6!! Thank you for all of your opinions! It came out great. But, next time I’ll probably do it myself, instead of paying someone $6o to do it. LOL

Beach Chic on a Budget

I’ve definitely been craving a day at the beach. I just want to grab my favorite magazine and a book and just lounge! When I was packing for San Diego last week, I realized that my entire beach outfit cost less than $35! That’s swimsuit, sun hat, and flip flops.

Well, you must know I’m a budgeting master. And just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t look chic on the beach, right? Well, the entire look I put together (below) was only $95.83! This is definitely a look that will carry you through the entire summer.

Perfectly Pink Nail Color Giveaway

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One fantabulous reader will win three Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear nail color. I found these on a drugstore haul. The three colors are Sugar Babe, Strawberry Icing, and Party Time. Nothing like three different shades of pink to liven up the summer! It’s so easy to enter! Look below.

Contest Closed!!

Make me blush!!

I must admit that I’m not the most beauty savvy gal out there. I’m still learning a lot about all the different makeup products out there.

There is one product that I am dying to try. I would love to get my hands on a Tarte cheek stain. A.K.A. blush. Especially, their natural cheek stain. It’s formulated without all the bad stuff.

Look at this pic of model Whitney Thompson, that’s what I’d imagine a cheek stain to do. It looks like a natural flush to me.

Do you use a cheek stain? If so, which one and would you recommend it?


Inspiration & Beauty


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I just wanted to take a second and say thank you to the fearless and confident women out there, who don’t care what society thinks of their size.

The models who started it all.

Those who could care less if you call them curvy, thick, chubby, fat, or plus-size; but rather see it as a compliment.

The women who know that the inside is just as important as the outside.

You who celebrate the beauty of your body every day.

You inspire me.

Beauty Buzz: Cool Eyes

It doesn’t get any cooler than these eye shadows from bareMinerals? I’ve never been daring when it comes to trying different products, but I might just have to try out these colors: Patience, City Lights, Reveal, Azure, and Liberty.

When I saw these colors, the first thing that came to mind was a day at THE BEACH! A cool summer breeze…lounging….having an ice cold drink in my hand…the sound of the waves…

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