How to Hide Unwanted Facial Hair #GoConfidently

No matter your age, unwanted facial hair can become a true confidence problem. From genetics to mature skin, it can be difficult to feel beautiful when dark excess hair lingers around. Bleaching the hair is an option and if you haven't tried it before and are curious, read on. First, Read more

nyakio ABC African Beauty Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

I'm always on the lookout for a BB or CC cream that not only matches my skin tone but also has SPF 20 and over, covers without feeling heavy or oily, helps to reduce the size of my pores and gives me a little glow. My skin could be described as medium to Read more

Lancome Visionnaire [1 Minute] Blur #PhotoPerfectSkin #ad

I upgraded my beauty routine with Lancôme Visionnaire [1 Minute] Blur as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #PhotoPerfectSkin. All images and opinions are my own. Large pores, skin imperfections, fine lines, wrinkles - these are just some of the things that come with age (thanks 40.) Throw in Read more

Video: A Girl's Gotta Spa! Featured on Beyond the Vanity

Residents of Los Angeles may be familiar with LA Talk Live radio host, Indian Tyler, for her show Beyond the Vanity on Wednesday at 2pm PST. It's always fun and informative with a lot of beauty, wellness and fitness tips. I couldn't be happier to discover that Ms. Tyler Read more

Favorite Facial Masks - Makeup Wars

When it comes to skin care, I am very picky with what I put on my face. Since there's no hiding imperfections should a reaction to a product happen, I always do my research on ingredients and check out my fellow beauty blogger reviews. One of my favorites types Read more

Review: Sephora’s Guava Passion Body Scrub

Guest beauty review from beauty blogger I Heart Heels.

This summer, I don’t know about you, but I’ve been “showering” myself with all kinds of beachy scents that smell absolutely amazing. The beach is quite possibly my favorite spot in the world to just sit, relax and think about life. Lately, I’ve been finding myself retreating to the Bahamas or some far away island in the tropics only to snap back to Earth quickly and realize I’ve almost used all of my precious new body wash, ha!

The latest on my summer must-have list is Sephora’s (my go-to beauty store) Guava Passion Body Scrub ($8). The scrub is new to the collection and over the past few weeks has left my skin soft as can be (after all, it does have Aloe Vera and JoJoba!) So what makes it smell so delicious? It mixes guava, mango, pineapple, lily of the valley, monoi de Tahiti, vanilla, and musk for the perfect shower concoction (sounds very similar to that nice, cool drink I like to order each summer, no?)  Read more

Posted on by Shannon Smyth in bath and body, beauty, holiday, salon, skin care 4 Comments

Happy Birthday to Me Giveaway

birthday-presentBirthday’s are so fun, aren’t they? It’s the one “holiday” you can call your very own. August 21st is my 35th birthday (yes I know I don’t look THAT old!) and to celebrate, I want to hold a little contest so I can giveaway a great beauty prize pack as my gift to you! So who’s up for some beauty loot?

The prize:
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Get Your Brows into Tip Top Shape

benefit-brows

As we all know eyebrows can dramatically change your look and enhance your appearance when shaped correctly. Ideally it is best to have your brows professionally shaped. But on a daily basis your brows need to be kept up in between waxing and shaping sessions. The best way to do this is with a brow kit. There are plenty of brow kits out there. Our favorite kits include some kind of gel or shaping wax, a highlighter, and also a powder or pencil to fill in the shape… Read more

Posted on by Shannon Smyth in beauty, brows, Makeup 21 Comments

Men’s Grooming Review: Cremo Cream Shave Cream

In this men’s grooming review, Nando reviews Cremo Cream Shave Cream (try saying that 10 times fast!) We are also giving away a tube to two winners as well!

Giveaway rules et all: Giveaway good from August 19, 2009-August 26, 2009. You must log into You Tube and rate and comment on Nando’s review to be entered into the giveaway. Legal US residents only, 18+. No cash or product substitutes. We’re not liable if you don’t like it or have any type of reaction to it. Retail value $7.99. Two winners; one bottle each.

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Posted on by Nando in beauty, giveaway, men's grooming, skin care 12 Comments