Lipgloss Break

NARS Summer 2011 Collection

For Summer 2011, NARS launches two sets boasting shades of pink to balance a deep, sun-kissed tan. Both sets include must-have products – some limited edition, and some already-existing cult favorites. Bright, vibrant packaging exudes the NARS sophistication and playfulness that the products inside deliver.

I WILL SURVIVE

Products include:

· Sex Machine Velvet Lip Pencil – pink mauve

· Deep Throat Lip Gloss – peach with shimmer

· Deep Throat Blush – peach with shimmer

Price: $55.00

Available: May 1, 2011 at narscosmetics.com


LOSE YOURSELF

Products include:

· Angelika Lip Gloss (medium size) – cotton candy with gold particles

· Angelika/Laguna Blush/Bronzing Powder Duo – cotton candy with gold particles, and brown with golden shimmer (created exclusively for this set!)

Price: $49.00

Available: May 1, 2011, exclusively at www.sephora.com

Total Beauty Deals

Happy Monday Everyone! No better way to start off the week by finding out about a new Beauty Sale site! Total Beauty just launched Total Beauty Deals, where they will feature a new beauty sale for you to purchase. Check out today's deal....$50 worth of Skyn Iceland Skincare for $25. This is a great way to try out new products on sale!

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OPI Skull & Glossbones

OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection - Skull and Glossbones. I used a base and 3 coats. It's a rich color, and will look better once my hands aren't so pale from the long winter. It has high shine to it (no top coat needed for shine, just for lasting power).


Beauty App Tuesday - My UV Check

Did you know that Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer in females age 25-29? With summer around the corner, it is important to protect yourself from harmful UV rays and from becoming another statistic. As part of La Roche-Posay’s SOS — Save Our Skin campaign that encourages daily sun safety through education and awareness, the brand has launched a new iPhone application, “My UV Check,” that uses location-based services to assess the strength of sun rays. Studies show that regular use of sunscreen led to a 50% decrease in melanoma. With ‘My UV Check,’ choosing which SPF factor to bring to the beach has never been easier! Check it out in the iTunes store - it's free!

GET THE FACTS WITH ‘MY UV CHECK’:

  • The first application on the market that measures both the UVA and UVB index
  • Provides individualized sun risk diagnosis
  • Learn how to check your own skin for suspicious lesions/moles
  • Explore the Anthelios range for individualized product recommendations and to find the closest store near you


CopyKate Look from Almay

Morning readers! I have some exciting news! I recently teamed up with the Glamour Beauty blog and ALMAY on a "How to Get that Look" post. In the post (check it out here), I walk through the steps on how to recreate Kate Hudson's fresh daytime look from her new movie, Something Borrowed. There are two other looks recreated by other fabulous beauty bloggers.

Has anyone seen this movie yet? If so, how was it? I'm so overdue for a chick flick movie night!


OPI On Stranger Tides


OPI Pirates of the Carribbean 'On Stranger Tides' Collection contains fun pastels and silver shatter. More swatches to come! The colors include:

Skull & Glossbones

Best light gray ever, no bones about it.

Mermaid’s Tears

Few have seen this magical green.

Steady as She Rose

This gorgeous pink is your final destination.

Planks a Lot

Dive into style with this lustworthy purple!

Sparrow Me the Drama

This cool, collected pink means business!

Stranger Tides

Explore this uncharted sea of sage.

Silver Shatter

A shimmering sea of silver with a two-texture finish.


Steady as She Rose on my Toes!



Total Beauty Post - Fabulous Spring Haircuts

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Fabulous Spring Haircuts You Should Try

Temperatures are rising and trends are shifting, which means it's time for a hair change. See what cuts are hot right now


Fabulous Spring Haircuts You Should Try

This is a TotalBeauty.com haircut article

Here to give us the 411 on the hottest haircuts from the runway and red carpet is celebrity hairstylist and trend-spotter Abby Schlenger. She shares what cuts are "in" and which will look best on you.

See haircuts



Beauty App Tuesday - mark.

mark. has a new free app in iTunes. With the mark. Beauty & Fashion Trend applications you can view pieces from their seasonal collections in an instant. From lip color to handbags, each item displayed is an up-and-coming trend. Download this app for free at iTunes.



Bobbi Brown Almost Bare Collection

“From bronzers to the light shimmery glosses, The Almost Bare Collection creates the gorgeous sun kissed look you get after a day at the beach, one of my favorite sources of inspiration.”
-Bobbi Brown

New, Limited Edition Bronzing Powder
Formulated for all skin types, Bobbi’s Bronzing Powder has just the right mix of red and brown – the colors you’d find in a true tan – to give skin a warm tint of healthy-looking color. What makes it so wearable? The lightweight mica-free powder applies smoothly and evenly and feels ultra-comfortable on skin. Now, this makeup bag essential is available in two limited edition shades ideal for darker skin tones.

Bronzing Powder is available in 2 shades:
Deep Chocolate, Rich Cocoa

Available May 2011 from Bobbi Brown counters and www.bobbibrown.com
Price: $33.00 each

New, Limited Edition High Shimmer Lip Gloss
Because there’s nothing sexier than glossy lips paired with luminous skin, Bobbi introduces her most high shine gloss ever. This ultra shiny formula glides on smoothly and offers medium to full coverage that makes lips look lush and full.

High Shimmer Lip Gloss is available in 3 shades:
Pink Tulle, Citrus, Bellini

Available May 2011 from Bobbi Brown counters and www.bobbibrown.com
Price: $22.00 each

Almost Bare Fragrance
A Bobbi Brown classic, this fresh floral eau de parfum features a delicate balance of inspiring Italian Bergamot blended with Violet Leaves to relax and soothe the senses. The scent is enhanced by a note of Soft Muguet and gentle Jasmine Petals with a Soft Cedar and Warm Amber background.

Available May 2011 from Bobbi Brown counters and www.bobbibrown.com
Price: $60.00




The Fresh Air Fund

The Summer of 2011 is approaching fast! The Fresh Air Fund is in need of loving host families. The Fresh Air Fund is a non-profit agency that has provided summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Nearly 10,000 New York City children enjoy free Fresh Air Fund programs annually.

In 2010, The Fresh Air Fund's Volunteer Host Family program, called Friendly Town, gave close to 5,000 New York City boys and girls, ages six to 18, free summer experiences in the country and the suburbs. Volunteer host families shared their friendship and homes up to two weeks or more in 13 Northeastern states from Virginia to Maine and Canada.



Thanks to host families who open up their homes for a few weeks each summer, children growing up in New York City’s toughest neighborhoods have experienced the joys of Fresh Air experiences.

To learn more about becoming a host please go to http://www.freshair.org/host-a-child.aspx or call (800) 367-0003!