Friday, April 30, 2010

What Men Really Think About Your Hair - Fashion + Beauty on Shine

Have you ever asked your guy..." Do you like my hair?" And the response is usually a short one word answer like “Yeah” or “Sure”. Well what do they really think about our hair… especially when we try something new like Boho Braids or an Asymmetrical Haircut. Check out the link below to read what they really think…

What Men Really Think About Your Hair - Fashion + Beauty on Shine

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Awards... Makeup Products

Totalbeauty editors checked out the top 10 percent of makeup products, as rated by their readers. From that pool they chose the Total Beauty Award winners below. A second type of award for each category -- Readers' Choice -- was awarded based on our readers' votes. And now, on to the winners ...

Best Blush
Editors Pick: Nars Blush

Readers Choice: Nars Blush

Best Bronzer
Editors Pick: Physicians Formula Summer Eclipse Bronzing & Shimmery Face Powder

Readers Choice: Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder

Best Brow Enhancer
Editors Pick: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo

Readers Choice: Smashbox Brow Tech

Best Concealer
Editors Pick: It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye

Readers Choice: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 20 Multi-Tasking Concealer

Best Eyeliner
Editors Pick: MAC Eye Pencil

Readers Choice: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Best Eyeshadow
Editors Pick: MAC Eye Shadow

Readers Choice: MAC Eye Shadow

Best Foundation
Editors Pick: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10

Readers Choice: Bare Escentuals i.d. bareMinerals 2-piece Powder Foundation & Brush w/SPF 15

Best Highlighter/Multi-Tasker
Editors Pick: Benefit Benetint

Readers Choice: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals All-Over Face Color

Best Lip Balm
Editors Pick: Korres Natural Products Lip Butter

Readers Choice: Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

Best Lip Gloss
Editors Pick: Neutrogena MoistureShine LipSheers

Readers Choice: Bare Escentuals Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish

Best Lipstick
Editors Pick: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Readers Choice: MAC Lipstick

Best Mascara
Editors Pick: Lancome Definicils Mascara

Readers Choice: CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Blasting Mascara

Best Nail Polish/Treatment
Editors Pick: Essie Nail Polish

Readers Choice: OPI Classic Shades Nail Lacquer

Best Powder
Editors Pick: Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder

Readers Choice: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Mineral Veil

Best Primer/Shine Control
Editors Pick: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Readers Choice: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Best Tool
Editors Pick: Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezer

Readers Choice: Bare Escentuals i.d. bareMinerals Baby Buki Brush

Monday, April 26, 2010

What's in Audrina's Gym Bag...

The new season of the Hills is approaching and sure Audrina always looks like she is in great shape but how does she keep it up? Well, by heading to the gym several times a week of course! Now we just want to know what she keeps in her gym bag to keep her feeling fresh and ready to work...

Arcona Triad Pad, $30

"These toning face pads are great for freshening up after a workout and I love the way they smell and feel."

Life Factory Water Bottle, $22

"I'm trying to do my part for the environment, and I really like this glass water bottle that I can reuse. It has a silicone lining so I don't have to worry about breaking it."

Kashi TLC Bars $4.29/box

"I keep a few of these in my gym bag for a quick snack on the go. The cherry dark chocolate ones are so yummy."

Leila Lou roll on fragrance, $38

“I love this light and fresh fragrance, and because it’s a roll on, it’s super easy to swipe some on any time, any place.”

Friday, April 23, 2010

Reese Witherspoon Favorite Products

Reese Witherspoon is always looking fabulous weather she is on the red carpet or seen running around with her kids. She is one woman who is a natural beauty. But of course everyone needs a few beauty products in her life. Reese shared her favorite products with OK! Magazine.

Reese is a self proclaimed girly girl who loves makeup but she likes a simple routine to go with her working mom life style. Reese says “She likes to keep things quick and easy so I can be up and out in 5 minutes.”

Avon's Anew Clinical Eye Lift, $28

“I am quite taken with this. It make so much sense to package a cream for the under eye area with a tightening gel for your eye lids.”

Glazewear Lip Gloss, $6

“It’s my favorite and I carry it with me at all times. I love Glazewear.”

Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, $5.49 (

Reese says she uses this because it makes her hair soft and shiny.”

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Go Green and Save Green on Earth Day!

Did you know Earth Day turns 40 this year? I didn’t realize it’s been around that long…it’s actually pretty refreshing. The company I work for has been celebrating all week. We have “Green Week” and each day is a different activity. For each activity you participate in you get a raffle ticket and you can enter to win trees. We even changed our company website to green this week. Well, we aren’t the only company celebrating Earth Day. Many companies are offering discounts today in honor of this very special day.

Orgins is offering a trade-in program today only. Bring one of your current skin-care product bottles- empty or full from any brand- to an Orgins counter and receive a free full-size cleanser. Choose from Checks and Balances Frothy face wash or Perfect World antioxidant cleanser with white tea. is offering up to 40% off products from it’s “Green and Natural” store through April 23

Evos is giving away free organic milkshakes served in biodegradable cups on Earth Day. The healthy fast-food chain has locations in California, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.

Gain free admission into all 392 U.S. national parks now through Sunday, April 25.

Click here to see more Earth Day Deals Beauty Awards...Hair Care Awards…

“We took 57 hot categories of beauty products -- everything from mascara to shampoo. And while our editors were squirreled away testing products to choose the official Total Beauty Award winners, we invited you guys -- the readers -- to vote for the "2010 Reader's Choice" in March”

And the “Hair” Winners are…

Best Blow Dryer
Editors Pick: T3 Featherweight Professional Hair Dryer

Readers Choice: Conair Infiniti Professional Styler

Best Conditioner
Editors Pick: Pantene Pro-V Ice Shine Conditioner

Readers Choice: Biolage Hydratherapie Conditioning Balm

Best Gel
Editors Pick: Herbal Essences Set Me Up Max Hold Gel

Readers Choice: Paul Mitchell Super Sculpt

Best Hair Scalp Treatment
Editors Pick: TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray

Readers Choice: Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deeeeep Conditioner

Best Hair Color
Editors Pick: Clairol Natural Instincts

Readers Choice: Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme

Best Hair Spray:
Editors Pick: L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray

Readers Choice: Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine Super Spray

Best Mousse
Editors Pick: Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam

Readers Choice: TRESemme Flawless Curls Mousse

Best Pomade/Wax
Editors Pick: Bumble and Bumble Sumowax

Readers Choice: Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shine Water Based Wax

Best Shampoo
Editors Pick: Pantene Pro-V Smooth Shampoo

Readers Choice: Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo

Best Shampoo for Dry Hair
Editors Pick: Pureology HydrateShampoo

Readers Choice: Redken All Soft Shampoo

Best Shine Serum/Spray
Editors Pick: Moroccanoil Oil Treatment

Readers Choice: Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum

Best Strightening Iron
Editors Pick: Sedu Pro Ionic Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron (1 1/2")

Readers Choice: CHI Turbo Ceramic Hairstyling Iron 1"

Best Styling Cream
Editors Pick: Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Defining Creme

Readers Choice: Frederic Fekkai Glossing Cream

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