2017 VMA’s hosted by Katy Perry

Hello Sunday!
This special edition of Makeup University – on a Sunday, not a Monday is to give a shout out of encouragement to Katy Perry – you go girl! You got this!

I’m not watching the VMA’s tonight because I find that it is all on Twitter and Youtube anyhow that I can save some time by not watching live.

Oh, that and my new found hobby of reading and watching Game of Thrones. It took me a long time to get into this and now that I am, I love it!  I think I like it because it has a bit of Camelot and a touch of Lord of the Rings to it?

So while I enjoy that, you enjoy this video I made for last year’s MTV Video Music Awards!

Remember: you are beautiful!
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Katy Perry lashes by Eylure for Identity Festival in Phoenix

Hot New Trend: Neon Hair

Learn how to pull off this summer’s hottest hair trend no matter how old you are

Hot New Trend: Neon Hair

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Love the bright hair colors on the red carpet, but feel like you’ll look more more clownish than chic if you try the trend? Us too, which is why we went to the pros to get the expert tips that’ll help even the most color-phobic, 30- and 40-somethings pull off the trend before it gets old.

Try neon

Hello Gorgeous!
School is back in-yet there are still some summer concerts and fun to be had in the month of August-like the electronic music event coming to Phoenix called the Identity Festival.

Here’s a short video tutorial for Eylure lashes to wear to the festival-and then…

Here is an wee taste of what you can expect at the Phoenix tour stop of the Identity Festival.

Remember: you are beautiful!
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2012 Grammy awards: Adele how to makeup video with Jillian Dempsey for AVON eye palette

7 Biggest Celeb Beauty Lies

We’re used to celebrities lying to us about their marital affairs. But what about the beauty lies they pass off as advice? See the worst of them now

7 Biggest Celeb Beauty Lies

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OK, OK, nobody is buying that’s all Kim Kardashian’s real hair, but what about the other beauty lies celebs pass off as fact? See the worst of Hollywood’s beauty lies now.

Get the truth

Hello Gorgeous!
It’s Grammy time! Adele has 6 nominations and I’m pretty sure she is going to win them all! Enjoy this short video on how to get an ‘Adele’ like makeup look.

Products used:
Foundation: Sheer cover mineral foundation in Nude
Powder: Translucent by Milani
Blush: Dallas by Benefit Cosmetics
Concealer: Arbonne International in Light
Eyeshadow/Eyeliner: Jillian Dempsey for AVON professional perfect eyes kit in deep purple
Eyelashes: Ardell Demi Whispies
Mascara: Avon Super Extend in black
Lip liner: Jordana Easy Liner in Honey Dip
Lipstick: Chanel Apricot Beige
Lipgloss: Cowgirl Up! Luscious
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Katy Perry-AMA’s retro glamour look-a how to video

Your Special Occasion Makeover

See what our experts suggest for three women with three very big events

Your Special Occasion Makeover

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You know when you’ve got that special occasion coming up — maybe it’s a date, or a job interview, or you’re hosting a party — and you want to look your best but don’t know how to make that happen? We gave three women a gorgeous makeover fitting for their special occasion needs. See each woman’s before and after looks — then steal the hair and makeup tips for yourself.

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Hello Gorgeous!
The American Music Awards-or AMA’s for short were on and the looks were interesting, but nobody stood out until Katy Perry took the stage in a dress that was vintage in design pattern but neoprene like a wetsuit mixed with pleathery pink bodice and rhinestone studded spandex-or so it looked to me.
I love the dress design minus the big cleavage spot-too distracting.
Her hair and makeup is perfect-and so retro, and so gorgeous!
Now-I’ve done a makeup tutorial, and though I know how to roll my own hair, I suggest you watch a You Tube tutorial on how to do your own.
Enjoy this short video-and the products used in it are:
Foundation: Murad Skin Perfecting Primer in dewy finish
Blush: Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink
Eyeshadows: Smashbox In Bloom Palette
Eyebrows: GloMinerals Sable shadow
Eyeliner: Sheer Cover Cream Eyeliner in Espresso
Lip liner: NYC #954
Lipstick: Milani: 112 Vivacious Fuschia

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MTV European Award Show-Bieber, Gaga, Perry win-now time for LUSH handmade cosmetics

Hot Date Night Makeover

Got a hot date but no makeup to match? See how to get the perfect hair and makeup for the occasion

Hot Date Night Makeover

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You’ve got a date this Friday night. Once you’ve figured out what you guys will do (Drinks? Dinner? Movie?) you’ll face another dilemma: How will you do your makeup and hair? Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. Check out this makeover video to get your perfect date night look now.

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MTV European Music Awards have wrapped in Belfast Northern Ireland and Bieber has won. Again. Need to give a vegan lip tint or relax in a bath after a busy award show, LUSH has it!

I would have like to have been in Belfast, Northern Ireland today to enjoy the award show but alas-I was busy here at home.
Justin Bieber won for best male, Lady Gaga won for best female and Katy Perry won for best live act.
The MTV EMA show featured a performance by Jessie J who was a presenter at the show.

I think after all that goes into preparing for an award show that these celebrities need some LUSH handmade cosmetics!

Holiday gift giving has started-and if you want to impress someone or give a gift that is memorable and keeps giving, LUSH Golden Wonder bath bomb has a secret inside-you have to get one and wash to find out what it is!

The LUSH Snow Fairy shower gel is a luxurious fruity and sparkly bath treat-it goes great with Katy Perry’s pink hair!

LUSH is vegan bath and beauty products, handmade, minimal packaging and good for you. www.lushusa.com to get some!
Photos courtesy of Dave J Hogan and Joel Ryan
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MTV VMA’s with Jessie J

I Tried a One-Day Detox — Would You?

One beauty editor was assigned to follow a one-day detox plan. Read about her experience and find out if it’s right for you

I Tried a One-Day Detox -- Would You?

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Our bodies are exposed to toxins every day thanks to the polluted air we breathe, the hormone-injected foods we eat, and even the chemical-filled products we slather on our bodies. So it’s logical that we should periodically cleanse our bodies from the inside out. But the question is: Which detox diet is right for you? We followed one editor as she tried a one-day plan. Read about her experience here.

Read her diary

Hey Gorgeous! I love the style and musicality of Jessie J. Enjoy this short video of her and get ready to see some fashion on tonight’s MTV VMA show! I have how to video’s planned for this coming week to show you how to get the makeup looks-just in case you need to wear it out on your Labor Day weekend staycation! Enjoy~

Get More: 2011 VMA, Music, Jessie J

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TEEN WEEK starts today!

10 Daring Haircuts for Summer

Are you ready for something new? Check out these 10 bold haircuts

10 Daring Haircuts for Summer

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With the weather heating up, now’s the best time to get a shorter ‘do. Our mentality here at Total Beauty? Go bold or go home. Take a look at these hot new cuts and get inspired.

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It’s TEEN WEEK on the blog and YouTube channel!
Get ready because all week long I am celebrating teens!
This week the blog is focusing on teen:
skin, makeup, hair, style and health!

So I am happy to be jump starting TEEN WEEK with Proactiv! The 3 step system is amazing for clearing up
blemishes and acne fussy skin.
It’s working right now for celebrities Justin Bieber and Katy Perry, plus my model in these photos!

Acne can be caused by a hormonal imbalance and that goes for both girls and guys.

That’s why around your T.O.M. (time of the month) your skin breaks out more than normal.

In the first picture-Ms. Model has a few breakouts and begins using the 3 Step System by Proactive.
In the second picture, it’s only been one day and already the redness is fading and the swelling has gone down considerably.
I was so impressed by the product! Here’s a little bit more about Proactive from their website on how Proactiv® works

“The acne cycle starts invisibly, below the skin’s surface, weeks before a blemish breaks out. That’s why Proactiv is designed to attack acne “proactively”—delivering the right combination of medicines and skin-care agents, in the right order and concentrations, to help control the acne cycle before breakouts occur. If you have acne, Proactiv is the key to a clear complexion.”
You can order the products online from their website, they are regularly featured on QVC (http://www.qvc.com/) and I’ve seen mall kiosks that sell it. So, get started today and feel better about your skin and yourself!

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Proactiv to help kick start TEEN WEEK

7 Summer Makeup Trends (Plus Melt-Proof Tips)

The sexiest looks for 2011 — and application secrets from the pros — you’ll want to try now

7 Summer Makeup Trends (Plus Melt-Proof Tips)

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Imagine your $28 Dior Addict Lipstick after leaving it in your car on a super-hot summer day. You end up with a gooey, hot pink puddle of unusable goodness. Now, imagine that on your face. Yuck, right? Get this season’s hottest makeup trends and expert tips on how to keep them from melting off your face.

Get expert advice

Hello sweet gorgeous friends! June is national acne month-or so I just found out! And in honor of it, Proactiv has sent over this lovely bit of information which I am going to share with you in honor of TEEN WEEK officially starting tomorrow!

Did you know… 25% of all men and 50% of all women suffer from adult acne?
Here’s everything you will need for the dreaded “Pimple Emergency!” Along with the above products, new and current Proactiv customers will now have access to a new program called Proactiv365. This program gives customers 24 hour access to trained skincare advisors who can help them manage their needs, give advice and help them manage any “emergencies” along the way.
We are thrilled to offer you “concierge access,” to this great service. Please feel free to reach out to me to receive a customized access number, if interested.
Proactiv Advanced Blemish Treatment: This handy, invisible, throw-it-in-your-purse is an emergency dose of the powerful anti-acne ingredient, benzoyl peroxide. Dab it on to start killing acne and bacteria on contact.

Proactiv Concealer Plus: Last minute zits are instantly hidden with this powerful concealer. With a concentrated dose of antibacterial sulfur, the zit will be gone in no time.


Just in time to pass any stress test, use these Proactiv products before your next meeting and no one will see you sweat – then enjoy a soothing cup of chamomile tea to fully unwind.

Proactiv Daily Oil Control: You know the drill – you put makeup on in the morning but after running around the office for a few hours, your face seems to be shiny again. Daily Oil Control is one invisible, thin layer that controls facial oil and keeps makeup exactly where you put it.

Proactiv Oil Blotter Sheets: Perfect for oily skin or for those hot summer days. The Oil Blotter Sheets are 100% natural fiber papers that leave your face feeling fresh and clean – no talc, no artificial ingredients and no clogged pores!


Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne and Justin Beiber – the uber popular musicians are only a few of the more than 40 Proactiv customers turned spokespeople.

Try out the celeb favorite products while you jam out to their greatest hits.

Proactiv Green Tea Moisturizer: A favorite of Julianne Hough – This light, intensely hydrating moisturizer is rich in minerals and botanical extracts like green tea to help keep your skin soft and moisturized and designed specifically not to clog pores.

Proactiv Refining Mask: A favorite of Avril Lavigne –This beauty award winning (and customer favorite!) banishes zits and prevents new ones from forming with a powerful concentration of 6% antibacterial sulfur. The vitamin-enriched formula, that can be used as a mask OR a spot treatment, is designed to give you a brighter looking complexion with refined texture and smaller pores.

Proactiv Oil Free Moisture SPF 15: A favorite of Katy Perry – This three-in-one moisturizer hydrates the skin, absorbs excess oil and provides SPF 15 to help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

Proactiv Medicated Cleansing Bar: A favorite of Justin Bieber – This Medicated Cleansing Bar, suitable for all skin types, is a soap-free cleansing treatment that works to gently wash away excess dirt, oil and other impurities on the skin. Boasting 1% salicylic acid and smooth, round micro-exfoliating beads that lift away dead skin cells, the Bar unclogs pores while clearing and preventing whiteheads, blackheads and future breakouts from forming.


June isn’t just the month for Acne Awareness, it’s also the start of summer!

Above you’ll find must-haves for an upcoming vacay – your summer getaway beauty survival package.

Proactiv Makeup Cleansing Wipes: These gentle towelettes remove lipstick, foundation and even mascara in the blink of an eye. Each disposable wipe is pre-moistened with a nourishing soap-free cleanser that removes makeup completely off the face – without any water or rinsing!

Proactiv Daily Protection Plus Sunscreen SPF 30: Acne-prone skin can often have trouble in the sun, as most sunscreens clog pores and create breakouts! The lightweight, oil-free SPF 30 is designed specifically for acne-prone skin, won’t clog pores and vanishes instantly into the skin, leaving no sticky residue.

Proactiv Mini Maintenance Travel System: Besides being National Acne Awareness Month, June is also a popular month to travel, which is exactly why the travel-sized version of the Proactiv 3-Step System is a perfect way to keep your complexion clear this summer – perfect for your gym bag or purse as well!

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Want Katy Perry like eyebrows?

Beauty Products: The Classics

See which products made this list and why

 Beauty Products: The Classics

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Our readers have been loyal to these products for years and we bet you know which ones we’re talking about.

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No. 14: Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara, $4.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 7.7

No. 14: Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara, $4.99

“I had been using this mascara for years before trying other mascaras, and I still love it …”

No. 13: Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion, $24

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 7.7

No. 13: Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion, $24

“This is the best lotion ever! No other can compare to this beautifully-crafted product …”

No. 12: Benefit Benetint, $28

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8

No. 12: Benefit Benetint, $28

“I love Benefit’s Benetint and have been using it as a lip stain and blush for years and years …”

Want to see what other products made the list? Click here!

Well, as you know I try everything that comes into the blog.
I also love Katy Perry’s eyebrows, so when the market was touted as being able to give my brows a look like hers I said ‘sign me up!’!

The pen looks just like a marker, and has a smooth even flow of color. There is virtually no smell to it at all. I am using the medium brown, and followed along the natural hairline of my eyebrows before venturing out into coloring more of the area for a bolder brow.

I like the effect and it lasted a good eight hours. Now in Arizona we are passed the super sweaty days of summer so for winter use, or brides who want a strong brow look that lasts through the ceremony and into the reception I think the TouchBack would make a great beauty asset in your arsenal of cosmetics. NOTE: right now it’s only available on the website!
And now, a word from the Touchback website…
TouchBack BrowMarker is New Technology for EyebrowsEasier, more precise application for all brows, plus…
Longer-lasting coverage for brows that are sparse or thin
Covers stray grays
Shades coordinate perfectly with TouchBack colors for the hair
Patented formula
How it WorksUse short, quick upward strokes to fill in sparseness in the direction hair grows. Use the marker to blend away grays, ensuring uniform color. When finished, use an eyebrow brush to blend color for a natural, even finish.
TouchBack BrowMarker delivers the perfect amount of long-lasting color in four shades that coordinate with TouchBack colors for the hair:
Dark Brown (for black/dark brown hair),
Medium Brown (for light/medium brown hair)
Blonde (for ash blonde/golden blonde hair)
Auburn (for light/dark auburn hair)
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