Friday, June 26, 2009

How To Illuminate your brows

Add radiance to your brows like Miss Lauren Conrad by sweeping a shimmery champagne color luminizer along the the lower edge of your brows. It draws the light to that area of your lids, making your eyes really pop.


How to get "Bright eyes"

Want to look like you've slept for 12 hours but have only clocked 4 in reality?Take a cue from Megan fox's sultry stare and dab shimmery golden-beige shadow into the inner corner of your eyes, which makes them look more open and camouflages any darkness in the area.

LOTW Megan Fox

I am starting something new called the look of the week
Pretty self explanatory Every week i pick a celeb who i think looks gorge our first celeb is Miss Megan Fox in a Beautiful White one shoulder Grecian inspired dress.

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16 sneaky beauty myths

Here is a little quiz put together by totalbeauty. Some of this stuff i did not even know.

Question 1:
Pimples pop up over night
True or False
If You chose False your right!
Here's why:

You go to bed with skin clear as a newborn's and wake up with an angry red zit on your forehead -- but that pimple is no overnight star; it was actually days in the making.

"Sebum naturally migrates out of the follicle to the surface of the skin, but if there's a buildup of dead skin cells or you're using a product that's comedogenic, the process can be interrupted and the pore can eventually become blocked and infected," explains Brentwood, Calif.-based cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu, noting that most zits take about seven days to form.

Of course pores can be come more instantaneously blocked with a product that's not meant for the face, such as misdirected hairspray, warns Dr. Kenneth Beer, a dermatologist in Palm Beach, Fla. Pimples can also appear to pop up overnight pre-period, but this is due to a gradual increase in oil production that's the result of cyclical hormonal fluctuations.

Question 2: It's okay to do at-home extracting


Fughedabout "extracting" at home, which we all know is a nice way of saying "popping pimples."

"Extractions are highly technical and best left to professionals using sterile instruments, " says Beer. Since we use our not-so-sanitary nails, DIY picking can leave skin red and scarred while it spreads bacteria. The common home-extraction scenario is squeezing a pimple -- particularly an inflamed, cystic whitehead (aka an undergrounder) -- so that its infected contents are actually pushed deeper into the skin.

"You may be getting some of it out, but some is going south too which will spread the infection and actually extend the pimple's life," says New York City dermatologist Dr. Francesca J. Fusco. That said, Fusco concedes that blackheads are generally low-risk because their contents are dead skin and sebum without much bacteria, and tiny whiteheads are often superficial enough to gently remove without consequences -- but don't make a habit of it.

Question 3:
Botox Prevents wrinkles?

Botox is a bit of an overachiever. It both corrects wrinkles and, derms attest, prevents them.

This injectable toxin works by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles that contract and contribute to wrinkle formation. Once the muscle is put out of commission, existing superficial lines smooth out and deep creases soften by 50 percent, says Fusco. So it makes sense that if Botox is injected before a wrinkle occurs, it could prevent one from ever forming. "If your family has a hereditary trait of deep frown lines and you can just see yours starting to form, that's an ideal time to begin regular injections [every 4-6 months] to prevent those lines from ever getting etched on your face," says Fusco.

But there is a caveat when it comes to crow's feet injections: They sometimes cause new fine lines to form beneath the eyes when you smile since the muscles can't contract at the outer corners. (That news is enough to make you frown ... if you could.)

Question 4:
Your skin needs a toner?

You know how the sales pitch goes: "Toners are essential for removing residual dirt, oil and bacteria," says the makeup salesperson who works on commission.

The fact is, if you're cleansing properly, your face is clean, so you don't need toner to finish the job. Toners might feel nice on your face, and if you're a toning junkie, by all means, keep it up. Just be sure you use one that's alcohol-free (like one that uses witch hazel) so you don't strip the good layer of natural oils on your skin, advises Fusco.

Or try a "treatment" toner that contains skin-refining alpha or beta hydroxy acids. Skip using an AHA moisturizer in the latter case or you run the risk of over-treating with AHAs and irritating skin.

Question 5:
Facial exercises make you look younger

If butt and tummy crunches tone those zones, then it stands to reason that facial exercises would tighten up and fill in wrinkles.

But it just doesn't work the same way with the muscles in your face. They don't "tone up," says Santa Monica, Calif.-based dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban. Adds Fusco, "We can't do weight-bearing exercises with the muscles in our face so they don't bulk up like the muscles in our trunk and extremities."

Meanwhile, repetitive motions using your facial muscles -- even laughing and smiling a lot -- can bring lines out in the face. So if you want to prevent those lines, stop smiling, already. (Ha! Just kiddin'.)

Question 6: If you lose weight, You'll lose your cellulite?


Cellulite is a skin problem, not a fat problem. "When connective tissue and collagen and elastin fibers in the skin begin to break down, fat cells can push into the dermis, the middle layer of the skin, and show through the surface," explains dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad, author of "The Cellulite Solution." Thus, losing some fat can smooth some of your dimples, but it won't eradicate cellulite altogether.

Genetics play a big role in cellulite, as well as hormonal patterns and aging. "If it makes you feel better, even thin people with very little body fat can have cellulite," says Wu.

Question 7:
Eating French Fries or chocolate makes you break out

The only way either of these foods might cause a breakout is if you smeared it all over your face and let it clog your pores.

You might get bloated from salty fries or get cavities from chocolate, but zits? No. Hormonal fluctuations, bacteria and inflammation cause acne. Period. And there is no scientific evidence linking chocolate or oily foods with any of these acne-causing issues, says Fusco.

Then again, you might scarf more chocolate or greasy French fries during those pre-period "hormonal fluctuations" (a clinical word for "raging PMS") when both estrogen and progesterone surge. But it's still not the food that's causing the pimples to pop up; it's the hormones. So feel free, scarf away.

Question 8: A natural scrub is more effective then a synthetic scrub?



It's that "natural" bias. You think natural scrubs are better because they're made from ground plant seeds or fruit pits. But pulverized seeds and pits have uneven, jagged edges that can be too rough on skin, causing microscopic abrasions -- or worse -- if your skin is sensitive, warns Murad. Synthetic scrubs that contain uniform, spherical beads exfoliate without scratching.

Question 9:

You CAN make a bruise go away faster?


Nope. Like an unwelcome houseguest, that unsightly spot is sticking around. A bruise develops when an area beneath the skin is injured, rupturing blood vessels and leaking blood into the tissue. The pooled blood forms the black and blue color beneath the skin and it takes time for the body to heal and reabsorb the blood, says Shamban.

A homeopathic ingredient like arnica montana can help prevent a bruise from forming when used in cream form or as a supplement before any tissue is injured (like when its used leading up to cosmetic injections), but sadly, not after. "A derm can use an ultrasound on the area to fade the color a bit, but the bruise won't actually go away any faster," says Shamban.

Question 10:
Pricey designer creams are more effective than drugstore brands?

Calling all status seekers: Many drugstore brands use the same active ingredients as pricier products -- and they're often manufactured in the same factories, too.

With spend-y brands, you're not only paying for those active ingredients, you're paying for the foo-foo fragrance that makes it smell better than the drugstore brand, luxe packaging, the real estate in the department store and a portion of the salesperson's salary. Certain ingredients can truly be worth the splurge but if you learn to read labels, you can find great drugstore alternatives to designer products.

What's worth the money? High-tech antioxidants like idebenone and superoxide dismutase, which are difficult to purify and manufacture, and retinols, which must be packaged correctly in an aluminum tube (never a jar) since air and light immediately break them down, says Wu.

Question 11: Cold Cucumbers are the best way to beat under eye puff?

Ah, the dreaded puffy eyes, often a sign of too much salty food or alcohol-laced fun the night before. The botanical ingredient in cucumber, known as cucumis sativus, can help, but it's not your best bet.

"In this case, it's really the coldness that acts as a vasoconstrictor, constricting the blood vessels and pulling excess fluid out of the tissues to reduce puffiness," says Shamban.

Caffeine is also a vasoconstrictor, which is why many eye gels contain it. A puffy-eye double whammy: cold plus caffeine. Shamban recommends chilled tea bags or keeping a caffeinated eye gel on hand in the fridge for a quick morning-after fix.

Question 12: It is OK to wax and use exfoliating products?


Getting burned isn't fun, figuratively or literally, but the latter is likely to happen if you believe this myth. If you're regularly exfoliating with an alpha hydroxy acid (such as glycolic) or a beta hydroxy acid (such as salicylic), then you get your lip waxed ... ouch!

Like these exfoliating treatments, waxing removes a layer of skin cells, so you're giving fresh, new, delicate skin a double-dose of stripping. The result is a red, raw burn. "This goes double if you're using retinols, which actually thin your skin," says Kim Huynh of Wax in Los Angeles, who has seen her fair share of the not-so-good variety of stripped bare.

Huynh's recommendation: If you schedule a waxing -- whether it's brow, lip or bikini -- skip acids and other harsh, exfoliating treatments for at least one week beforehand; if you use retinols, stop treatment at least four weeks prior.

Question 13: Hypoallergenic products are safe for all skin types?


Time to get over our wishful thinking that the sun can do good. Those shining rays might temporarily dry out skin and pimples, but exposure can also leave you with dark pigmentation marks and a rebound bout of acne.

"Since the sun dries skin out, the top layer of the skin thickens and cell turnover is slowed, which leads to newly blocked pores," says Wu, adding that inflammation caused by sun exposure can also aggravate the inflammation associated with acne.

Question 14: The sun will get rid of my pimples?

Time to get over our wishful thinking that the sun can do good. Those shining rays might temporarily dry out skin and pimples, but exposure can also leave you with dark pigmentation marks and a rebound bout of acne.

"Since the sun dries skin out, the top layer of the skin thickens and cell turnover is slowed, which leads to newly blocked pores," says Wu, adding that inflammation caused by sun exposure can also aggravate the inflammation associated with acne.

Question 15: Benzoyl peroxide is the best quick fix for a zit?


And milk does a body good. Teenagers are still fed the idea that benzoyl peroxide is the end-all, be-all for pimples. But if you have sensitive skin, BP can cause contact dermatitis. What's worse, a pimple or an allergic reaction?

Calendula and 2 percent salicylic acid can calm a zit's inflammation but they won't really resolve the infection, which is why derms choose hydrocortisone cream for their own flare-ups.

Fusco recommends dabbing a glob on a zit overnight to reduce inflammation and redness, and resolve the infection. "But only do this for two nights max as a quick fix. Steroids aren't something you want to use on skin consistently or for long periods," she notes.

Question 16: Laser hair removal is permanent?


Let's call it what it is: laser hair reduction. Laser hair removal only gets rid of 40 to 80 percent of hair, so get your expectations in check.

One reason for this is that hair grows in cycles. Since some will be dormant at the time of your appointments, the laser can't zap every hair at every session, says Wu.

Permanent hair reduction is possible but not permanent removal. One bonus: The hair won't grow back as dense as it was before treatment. You decide if it's worth the time and money.

it's sooo long but its very detail oriented :) enjoy lovers.

Freeman's Feeling Beautiful

I am so in loooove. This product is a must for sureee.
it reads:
"This rich clay mask, with added Vitamin E, draws out excess oils and dirt, purging clogged pores, leaving your skin clean and soft." And my face has never felt softer. It goes on like a yummy smelling creamy lotion and dries onto your skin Wash off 3 minutes later and your skin feels amazing like i just got a facial. Everyone should have this in their cabinets and for under $5.00 its such a s t e a l!

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

The king of pop is dead.

Michael Jackson has passed away. He was 50 years old. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. How sad :(


and it's totally easy
go to stephie J's blog here to enter,
and if you win you get the items in the picture at right
Here are the requirements.

Yeah Im finally doing it!!

- You must be a Follower or start following
- You must leave a comment to this post telling me you became a follower

You then have the opportunity for 3 more entries beyond that!!

Heres how its gonna work..

You get 2 entry for being a follower

You get 1 entry for leaving a comment on this post

You get 2 entries for posting this on your blog!!

and you get 1 entry for telling me a secret;).

How do we like that!? You get 6 entries if you do all of the above!!!

good luck :)

Love Duwop and Twilight?

Now the two forces are gonna come together in Duwop's new lip venom V. Inspired by the Twilight movies and their first product from their popular lip venom.

According to Grazia Daily, DuWop cosmetics — the same brand the “New Moon” makeup artists used on set — is launching its own “Twilight” line, and the first item to come out of the lab is a limited-edition preview of Lip Venom V, the “Twilight” version of its popular lip-plumping gloss.

Since I can't really describe it , here’s how DuWop described its new lip lacquer: “Instead of a gloss, Lip Venom V is a shimmering crimson lip stain suspended in a venom-laced liquid lip conditioner with a bite, and contains argan, avocado, olive oils and vitamin E. This product should be shaken before use to represent the blending of the human and vampire worlds …”

it sounds sexy but im kinda over this whole Twilight craze. Come out with something else for everyone else to jump on cause this is getting o l d.

Donate to a good cause.

CLICK HERE to read up on and donate to a very worthwhile cause!

"The ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by our founder, Henry Bergh, in 1866, is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States."

I love the work these gracious people do . Donate Donate Donate. please :)

rest in paradise

Farrah Fawcett everyone's favorite angel has passed away at the age of 62 Thursday morning in Santa Monica California.

The beloved TV icon was surrounded by family and friends at St. Joseph Health Center.

Fawcett, a devout Catholic, was given her last rites by a priest yesterday.

The Charlie's Angels alum bravely battled cancer for the last several years the last of the original cast to have battled the disease.

My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family.

Monday, June 22, 2009

i wish

I was alive in the 50's.
So i could have met her.
I think we mighta been best friends and she would have loved me :)

New contest Dolce Vanity

Dolce Vanity is having a contest and i decided to enter so here's one pic that i entered. It's a tropical/glam contest and i decided to go g l a m. Not to heavy brown eyeshadow with a nude lippy. so everyone go and visit her page i love her blog. and v o t e vote v o t e.


Essie Essie Essie.

Your Place Or Mine? Reminds Me of cotton Candy
Movers & Shakers; A Bold Hot Pink looks fab For a Girls Night Out
Guilty Pleasure; A pink Strawberry. Gorgeous summer color
Escapades a beautiful red every girl should pick it up.

I love essie nail polish. There is a manicurist supply shop next to my old school and one day me and my little sister decided to go in and they had a great sale on Essie polish and i picked up like 4 colors. ( Not the ones above) . And i fell in love so ever since then ive been a devout Essie Girl. Theyre the perfect quality and don't set you back .

How Frightening..

ahh. Doesn't this look just terrible! And by terrible i mean Spectacular Insane And Scary all in one. This is Tim Burton's new version of "Alice In Wonderland". I love Tim Burton. And i can't wait for this movie :) and i love love love Johnny Depp Just without all this mess on his face please & thanks.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

50th Bash

So My Boyfriend's Grandparents 50th is coming up and they're having a big bash to celebrate. Can you believe it 50 years! wow i know, they have 47 years on me and my man. anyway, i needed a new dress so and i didn't want something i couldn't move in so i went to the new forever 21 in our mall and found this delicious crochet maxi dress and i love it. just the right amount of dressy and casual and i love it. At first i Thought it looked like my moms table cloth then i tried it on and after being told how beautiful i looked by my momma i got it. :) now i need shoess. . . . .

Monday, June 8, 2009

Lip Chart

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Okay so i was browsing through some blogs i follow and found this great lipstick chart from Katrina (THANKS :) anyway its supposed to be a little chart that tells you about your personality based on how your lipstiock looks. My lipstick is the first one i keep it close to how it originally looked that means:

  • I follow the rules
  • Am a great follower
  • Don't like to much attention
  • A little insecure
  • Somewhat reserved
  • likes a schedule
  • and may color hair to attract attention.
About 4 of those are true and the other 3 i dont know where they came from. Have fun and give it a try and see what your lippy says about you :)


Hue && Aloof

First Off! I am in love MAC never seems to dissapoint me and i la la loooove it:) I have 2 new colors for you guys Hue and Aloof. Both are creamy peachy colors and both are FAN-tastic! Well start with hue, It's a glaze with a peachy cream color with no shimmer i apply this color 5times to both upper and lower lips because i find if i just do one swipe it makes my lip look dry and gross ( i know chapstick ) but with 5 swipes it makes my lips look creamy and gorgeous. Aloof is a beautiful peach pink with shimmer and i have just found out is discontinued. i swooped this up from ebay so i am a lucky girl i got it in time. but hue is a beautiful color and could be worn instead of aloof. If you really want aloof i would say politely pink is close to it in color. I know how hard it is to find swatches of lippy colors so i hope i help:)

A good cause. .

I am a total animal lover. I don't condone animal abuse in any form ( why i don't eat meat) and was absolutely appalled at the Michael Vick tragedy (in my opinion he should have had done to him what he did to those poor dogs). Enough about him he makes me sick.Cesar Milan has this charity The Cesar and Illusion Milan Foundation's whose primary goal is to provide financial support and rehabilitation expertise to shelters throughout the United States, better enabling them to maintain the highest standards of care and assistance to animals under their protection." I totally love this. I totally believe in rehabilitation of animals. 48 of 52 of the Michael Vick dogs were rehabilitated and live with great happy families. The Michael Vick dogs story was in Sports Illustrated last year and it made me so happy to see the dogs happy and with people who love them. I hope everyone makes a little donation whether its a dollar or 100 everything counts for these little angels.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My new tunic

is so hott :). After throwing a BF my poor boyfriend took me to the mall and bought me the tunic i've been trying to find. I hate ordering online because i have no idea how things fit. So when we made a trip down to Phoenix i went to their mall with no luck they literally had nothing that intrigued me so when we came back home i made him take me to our mall and i asked where it was they have no clue so i literally searched the store for an hour and finally found it! and it was the last one! F A T E! anyway i got it an i love it. It's cream with hott pink, teal, red, light pink, orange, green designs running all throughout the dress and little flowers that fall down your back. SO cute and i love it . I would recommend everyone to get this delicious tunic from forever 21.

Everyones Favorite Beeyotch is baaack!

That's Right Kristin Cavallari is back on MTV and on the Next season of The Hills Taking over Lauren Conrad's part after she made this her last season. A lot of people are angry saying Kristin is so dramatic and bitchy well I love it. She's so dramatic and will fit in great with Spencer and Heidi and theire ridiculous antics. She knows how to bring the d r a m a and makes everything more entertaining for everyone. and lets face it LC was starting to get boring.watching an episode made me snore because it was always the same thing with that girl. Now kristin is here to spice things up like when she sat next to JB at speidis wedding DRAMA & when audrina shot her the look of death. :) I think everyone can agree she will shake things up for the next season of the hills. and i can't wait