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September 7, 2017

Vanessa Hudgens Wears Parker Smith!

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 5, 2017 – Vanessa Hudgens was spotted wearing Parker Smith yesterday while grabbing coffee in Los Angeles! The actress kicked off her Labor Day looking casual in Twisted Seam Skinny in Stallion ($158,
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September 6, 2017

FACE Atelier hides the dark circles for glowing skin

You would never know it by looking at this very small plastic container, but you will find inside, a dual tone concealer that packs a big punch. FACE Atelier was tested by my daughter and she got some fabulous before and after photos of what Face Atelier can do you you. (The photos are untouched and she tried to keep the lighting the same).

On this particular day, she noticed she had some dark color under her eyes. I asked her to try FACE Atelier’s Ultra Camouflage Duet and the results were stunning.  With careful application and a little practice, her dark color almost completely vanished. ThisUltra Camouflage Duet concealer has two color-matched shades that that perfectly if you have the right shade for your skin tone.  

The silicone in the formula guarantees that it will not flake, dry or crack. The finish is smooth without any makeup buildup. You ca apply your face powder and/or makeup right over the concealer as usual.

Another key ingredient in  FACE Atelier’s Ultra Camouflage Duet is Petrolatum. as stated at their website: “Petrolatum is considered to be among the most effective moisturizing ingredients available and is also known for its effectiveness in healing wounds. It can help the skin’s outer layer recover from damage, reduce inflammation, and generally heal the skin. Cosmetics-grade petrolatum is considered the safest, most non-irritating moisturizing ingredients ever found.”

FACE Atelier’s Ultra Camouflage Duet is oil free, fragrance free, non-comedogenic and vegan. You can find it at At the web site you will also find pro tips which will help you get the best possible look.

Photos say it all, don’t you think?



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September 6, 2017

wicked-cool Halloween nail art

If you’re going to rock nail art, there is no better time of year to do so than October. The month gives you free range to peruse all the wicked-cool Halloween nail art ideas, and try as many festive manicures as you want. See below for tips from celebrity nail artist, Skyy Hadley (who works on Faith Evans, Janelle Monae, and Mariska Hargitay).
Skyy recommends doing your nails the day before Halloween at home and giving yourself 45 minute to an hour of time to complete it. Follow Skyy’s DIY stiletto nail tutorial.
  1. Sanitize hands and nails.
  2. Start out with a square nail by clipping your nail straight across.
  3. Clip the uppermost portion of the two sides diagonally into a triangle.
  4. With a file, focus on curving the sides evenly to get a teardrop shape that softens the triangle.
  5. Whatever you do on one side, do on the other side. For example: If you do three files on one side, do three files on the other so that it looks symmetrical.
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September 6, 2017

Sebum: Understanding what it is and how it works

If you have acne, there is a good chance that you have done a great deal of research. During your research, you may have come across the word sebum. This is because too much of this oily substance can cause acne breakouts. But what does this word really refer to?

Sebum is the oily substance that is produced by the sebaceous glands. Sebum is the substance that keeps the hair and skin properly moisturized. All in all, the body has a love-hate relationship with this substance. Too much of it will lead to oily skin and even cause acne. If the sebum is too little, you will end up with dry, cracked skin. The right amount of the substance will offer great skin protection.  

Needless to say, the sebaceous glands are found everywhere on your skin. The number of glands varies on different parts of the body. For example, the soles of your feet and palms don’t have these glands. The hands and feet don’t have as many glands. The forehead, chin and back have somewhere between 2,600 and 5,800 sebaceous glands per every 400 to 900 square centimeters. The ear canal also has the glands. It is also good to note that these glands can be affected directly by such hormones as adrenaline and testosterone. They work closely with both the pores and hair follicles of your body.

The reason as to why most people seek information on sebum is to learn how to control the excess sebum. If you are one of those people, there are a couple of things you can consider doing. However, it is good to note that the results are temporary. Below are some of the safe things you can do to reduce the production of the oily substance.

Wash your face

Washing your face will help get rid of the excess oil and will also reduce the risk of an acne breakout. You should make use of face cleansers at least 3 times a day. Always pat dry. However, you must understand that doing this will only temporarily improve the surface of your skin. Washing does not stop the production of sebum but only removes the sebum already on the skin.

Use toners

There are so many beauty products you can use and one of them is the toners. Cleansing the skin with a toner will help open the clogged pores and will subsequently help the skin to breathe. In the end, you will notice a reduction in the production of sebum.


Using turmeric will help reduce the amount of sebum that is secreted by the glands. You just add a couple of drops of lemon juice and water to make the scrub. The paste should be applied on the affected areas and left for 15 minutes before cleaning using lukewarm water.

Vitamin A

This is a vitamin needed for immune function, vision, good eyesight and healthy skin. Foods rich in this vitamin include sweet potatoes, liver, milk products, red pumpkin, dark leafy vegetables, dried apricots, tomatoes, eggs and carrots among others.

Hope the information on this post has helped you learn more about sebum. There is so much more information available, hence the need to keep learning.

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September 1, 2017

Lindsay Lohan Wears OYE Swimwear!

Los Angeles, CA – August 24, 2017 – Lindsay Lohan was spotted wearing OYE Swimwear while enjoying her end of summer vacation in Mykonos! The actresses looked relaxed, completing her vacation chic look wearing Lilly in red ($350
 Photos courtesy of BACKGRID
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September 1, 2017

Enter September’s Beauty Basket Giveaway at

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Here are the Details on September’s Beauty Basket Giveaway:
This month our basket includes products from Garnier, L’Oreal, Vichy, Revlon, Circa, Sally Hansen, Maybelline and more! The Contest runs from now through 9/30/17, winners will be chosen on 10/10/2017 and notified by 10/15/2017. We want to encourage readers to go to our Facebook page ( and like us, then enter to win on our page. They can also enter on our website
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September 1, 2017

The winner of August Surprise Beauty Box is…

Congratulations Alexis B., from Tulsa Oklahoma. You have been chosen as our August Surprise Beauty Box Winner. We hope you enjoy your products.

Hard Candy Color Correct-Pink         

Fiona StylesLight Illusion

laroche-posay facial serum

himalayan salt inhaler

Petal Freash Body Wash

Joico Styling Gel

TONYMOLY Moisture Lotion

Pacifica Body Butter

Maybelline Superstay Lipstick

Youngblood Gel Eyeliner

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August 31, 2017

Under $140: Demi Lovato Wears Henri Bendel

Los Angeles, CA – August 24, 2017 – Demi Lovato shared a photo on Instagram wearing Henri Bendel. The pop star shared a teaser to her new album wearing Henri Bendel’s Orbital Linear Earrings ($138,
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August 30, 2017

Sarah Snyder Wears True Religion 

Los Angeles, CA – August 24, 2017 – Sarah Snyder recently shared a photo on Instagram wearing True Religion. The model looked laid-back and stylish while posing for a selfie in Halle Super Skinny Grommet Womens Jean($269,
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August 29, 2017

Transform your hair from Blah to TA DA with Clean Enhanced Organics

Seeing is believing and these untouched photos are proof that Clean Enhanced Organics Surf Spray creates a wind-swept, sexy hair style. My daughter loved the results and loved the feel of her hair. She felt that the hold was perfect for her. Her hair transformed from Blah to TA DA! Clean Enhanced Organics Surf Spray created a nice texture to her hair and the extra hold lasted throughout the day. Clean Enhanced Organics Surf Spray is formulated with organic Kelp, Lime and Patchouli extracts, organic Lime and Birch essential oils and imported Dead Sea Salts. Surf Spray has a nice clean crisp scent and is non-toxic.

Before Surf Styler

After Surf Styler

As noted at their website,  Clean Enhanced Organics is a salon-only hair care line that believes in the power of organic ingredients to cleanse, condition and restore hair as nature intended. We insist on the highest possible level of product performance. We strive to use organic ingredients whenever and wherever possible. Where organic ingredients, however, do not exist or are still being developed, we supplement our organic formulas with clean, non-toxic conventional ingredients to assure the ultimate in product performance.”

Clean Enhanced Organics carries a superb line of Hair Care and Body Care which won’t disappoint.

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