Wrinkle Reducing Products

When we're young, we take our flawless skin for granted, never considering that what we do early on will affect us when we're older. We try to rush things, like wearing makeup (and always forgetting to take it off), skip things like sunscreen and make poor choices like smoking. Read more

Onsen $1000 Gift Card Giveaway

It's my birthday week and I am turning the big 4-0. What better way to welcome in my 40's than with a giveaway for an amazing anti-aging skin care line? Inspired by the countryside baths of Japan, Onsen skin care products are made with the same restorative minerals found at Read more

Best Body Lotions

  The best body lotions are the kind that leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated, not just for hours, but for days at a time. I am incredibly picky when it comes to my beauty products, and when it comes to body lotion, I need something that delivers. Here's a Read more

Favorite Black Eyeliners

There's something that a black eyeliner conveys that brown or even brightly colored or metallic eyeliners can't duplicate. Black says bold, daring, classic, sexy. While there are times that I opt for brown or grey, a good black eyeliner is always my first choice. Some of my favorites include CoverGirl liquiline Read more

#AllDayLook Twitter Party August 19th at 1pm RSVP

Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about beauty tips, celebrity looks and Neutrogena products available at Target. On August 19 from 1-2 pm ET, please join us for the #AllDayLook Twitter Party where we’ll be chatting about achieving an all day beauty look with help from Read more

Hair Styling Tips from Suave’s Luke O’Connor

suave_hairstyling_tips_luke_oconnorIf you’ve been reading my beauty blog long enough, you may remember that it was the Suave commercial of the frazzled mom turned pampered mom that inspired my Mom: Get Glamorous contest 2 years ago. So what better timing to gather up some hair styling tips for moms from Suave’s Celebrity Hairstylist, Luke O’Connor?

The Look: Stunning and Simple Side Bun

Take your regular bun from blah to WOW with a chic side bun, a popular red carpet look. It’s easy to achieve this classy, modern take on the Hollywood tradition that will have your style turning heads wherever you go.

To re-create at home:

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Spring Makeup Tips from shu uemura’s Makeup Artist Jason Hoffman

shu_uemura_jason_hoffmanI recently asked shu uemura’s Principal Makeup Artist, Jason Hoffman, how to achieve a great spring makeup look using their products. See what he had to say below:

It’s so easy to get inspiration for a new look for spring because nature will give you everything you need! The skin should look fresh and healthy. Note that doesn’t necessarily mean tan. Fair skin can have a soft flushed look that is gorgeous. Try using the stain from shu’s Mirage Lip Duo as a cream blush and lip stain. This gives you that “just in from the sun” glow that is perfect for spring. For a more sun kissed look, follow with a dusting of Warm Bronzing Powder all over. Keep the eyes soft yet defined. The Utopia Shadow Palette is a perfect wash of green and blue. Line the upper lash line with black liquid liner (keeping it thin) and smudge the Lilac Drawing Pencil into the lower lash line. Do something fresh and unexpected on the lips. Top the lip stain with Gloss Unlimited 325N from shu uemura’s Pink Collection.

All products mentioned can be found at www.shuuemura-usa.com

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Mom: Get Glamorous Fashion and Beauty Giveaway

mom_get_glamorousLet’s face it, being a mom is both rewarding and exhausting. I am so in love with my 4 beautiful sons, but some days I find myself saying, “Calgon take me away!” As a beauty blogger I have access to some of the best in beauty and in celebration of Mother’s Day I am in search of the one deserving mother who stands out above all others to gift with an amazing prize package that will blow her socks off. This mom has to be extraordinary–someone who has overcome adversity, a pillar of their community, that mom you find constantly doing good for others without wanting any sort of thanks in return. Want to know the kind of mom I’m looking for? Then take a look at Jo Coiner Burzyki, the last winner of Mom: Get Glamorous.

Please see the link at the bottom of this post on how to submit a nomination, please do not post your nominations in the comments. (Thank you!)

Beginning May 4th through May 26th I am in search of that one mother to win the grand prize of beauty and fashion products valued at $2276:

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Darphin Paris Spa Retreat Sweepstakes

paris-eiffel_towerDarphin is holding a sweepstakes for a trip to Paris! To enter, simply visit Darphin.com and fill out the required form. When you sign up for the giveaway, you can refer a friend to enter and for each friend that enters it will entitle YOU to another entry (so you can enter up to 6 times).

The trip includes:

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