Spring Break feelin’ fuzzy? Let KARMISSIE help with at home hair threading for prom/wedding too!

How to Know When Your Beauty Products are Expired

You wouldn’t eat a granola bar six months past the expiration date, so why use beauty products way past their time? See what to throw out — stat

How to Know When Your Beauty Products are Expired

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It’s easy with food, for the most part, to know when it’s better in the bin than on your plate, but with beauty products, which rarely boast a written expiration date, it’s a different story. See how to tell if your products have “gone bad” without you knowing.

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Hey Gorgeous! Quick update to de-fuzz you for spring break or prom and maybe even your upcoming wedding/honemoon! Karmissie is an at home tool for threading just like you get at the brow bar or spa/salon. I love mine and use it often. So if you would like to try it-here is a special coupon you can use for 20% any order from http://www.AskDerm.com! Remember to use the savings code CHERELYNN AT CHECKOUT!
Now to show you how it works, enjoy this short video!

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EOS lip balm=sweet lips and soft legs! New Video!

Runway Looks You Can Wear in Real Life

These copy-worthy high fashion makeup and hair looks won’t make you look like a clown

Runway Looks You Can Wear in Real Life

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From sexy smoky eyes, to pretty twisted updos, we gathered up all of the prettiest and most wearable looks from Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week to bring them to you. Some of the looks are perfect for an evening out while others are suitable for every day. Check them out and learn step-by-step how to copy them.

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Happy Monday Gorgeous! This quick video will help your spring break be fuzzy leg free and smooth sweet lipped for your snowboard or beach adventure! Enjoy!

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New video: MURAD Reformation School-Complete Reform Serum

My Vote for Prettiest Hairstyle at NYFW: This Modern Twist

See how to get this perfectly feminine yet hip style step-by-step

My Vote for Prettiest Hairstyle at NYFW: This Modern Twist

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At the Jonathan Simkhai show, Shu Uemura Art of Hair’s lead stylist Conrad Dornan created this “hip downtown girl meets Frida Kahlo” (as he called it) look and I just loved it. Lucky for you (and me) I was backstage and got these shots of the stylists in action creating the look. Here’s the how-to if you want to try it at home …

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AVON Voices-Fergie,Natasha Beddingfield, Sheila E. and you-enter now!

Real Woman Edgy Haircut and Color Makeover

Need to change up your look? Get inspired by checking out this makeover

Real Woman Edgy Haircut and Color Makeover

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To get a competitive edge in a cutthroat market, Anna wanted a cut and color that would make a statement, but still look professional.

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Hello gorgeous! I love you and I support you in your dream! It’s only 30 secons, make a video now! Quit making excuses, now! Remember the saying for 2011-no excuses just results! You can do it! Why not? When would now be a good time to make a step towards your dream? Moms, do it now! Just make a short video-get your kids to help you if you need…but do it! Lots of fun stuff to look at so please take the mere moment to do so…and, if you are in need of some amazing Avon products, please call your fellow busy mom Sara Hoekstra to get some and enter CHERELYNN in the promo code to receive a discount! Go mom go!

NEW YORK – January 27, 2010 – Thirty seconds is all it takes to potentially make it big and gain exposure to audiences from more than 60 countries and be professionally judged by music-industry greats like Fergie, six-time Grammy award winner; legendary songwriter, Diane Warren; Natasha Bedingfield, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter; Lea Salonga, Filipina singer and actress and Russian sensation, Valeriya, among others.
Be empowered! Avon Voices is inviting people everywhere to join a worldwide movement that unites and inspires through the universal language of music. Women around the world are making their voices count by telling their stories, sharing their dreams, and showcasing their talents at www.avonvoices.com.
It’s easier than you think. Through February 13, 2011, women can sing out on a 30-second video clip from the approved song list at www.avonvoices.com and be a part of a global movement. Talented finalists of the year-long program will travel to exciting destinations such as Hong Kong, Hollywood, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Paris and Nashville. With that comes professional coaching, Avon makeovers and studio time for performance videos.
Avon Voices is the company’s first-ever global online singing talent search for women and songwriting competition for men and women in celebration of its 125th Anniversary. At the conclusion of the program, Diane Warren will be providing an anthem to be recorded by up to 10 global finalists alongside many of Avon Voices celebrity judges. The anthem will debut live at the Avon Foundation for Women Annual Awards Gala, scheduled for Fall 2011 in New York City.
This moving anthem, as well as other Avon Voices recordings, will be available for purchase in certain countries, and a percentage of your purchase will help advance the Avon Foundation for Women’s global campaign to end violence against women and girls. Find out more about music purchases at www.avonvoices.com. To date, Avon global philanthropy has raised and awarded more than $30 million directed to domestic and gender violence awareness, education, direct services and prevention programs.
About Avon Products, Inc.
Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with over $10 billion in annual revenue. As the world’s largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through approximately 6.2 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon’s product line includes beauty products, as well as fashion and home products, and features such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, Avon Naturals, and Mark. Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avoncompany.com.
About Avon Foundation for Women
The Avon Foundation for Women was founded in 1955 to improve the lives of women. Through 2010, Avon global philanthropy has donated more than $800 million in more than 50 countries for causes most important to women. Today, Avon philanthropy focuses its funding on breast cancer research and access to care and efforts to end domestic and gender violence. Avon has also responded generously in times of major global disasters and emergencies.
To learn more about Avon Voices, go to http://www.avonvoices.com/ or follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/avonvoices) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/avonvoices).

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Mama Mio’s Boob Tube is a breast best friend! Say goodbye to chest wrinkles!

Glam Up Your Hair

Here are three ways to spice up your usual hairstyle so that it’s holiday party ready

Glam Up Your Hair

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We know that the holidays are far away still (well, sorta), but we want you to be armed with holiday-tastic hairdos so that you’ll have one less thing to worry about during a somewhat stressful season.

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Hello! In keeping with October being breast cancer awareness month, I want to introduce you to Mama Mio skincare. The company makes products that are designed to enhance your skin with a “no nasties” ingredient list meaning no: colourants, parabens, petrolatum, phthalates, sodium lauryl and laureth sulphate, synthetic fragrance or xenoestrogens. So all the ingredients that are cancer causing agents are left out! I’m trying the Boob Tube bust &neck firmer now, but read below for more information and stay tuned at the bottom of the post for a video on breast self examination! Early detection is key!
Aim North, not South! What women really love about Boob Tube is that the quality of their skin changes so quickly. Within a week, you will notice that the skin on your neck, your chest and your boobs looks firmer, fitter, glowing, more dewy and youthful. Daily use will maintain this beautiful skin and over the years you will be so pleased you took the time to befriend your bust. No crinkles or droop for you – no turtle necks or even turkey necks! You are so wise to daily dose with Boob Tube, feel free to thank us in 20 years.

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Lowila Care: great at home treatment for sensitive skin! Giveaway too!

Real Women Beauty Looks at New York Fashion Week

We snapped photos of anyone backstage — except models — who were sporting copy-worthy hair and makeup look

Real Women Beauty Looks at New York Fashion Week

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From a classic red lip to avant-garde eye makeup, we saw everyone from PR reps to photographers wearing super cute makeup and hair looks.

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Lowila Care is recommended by doctors and featured on WebMD for a non-soap based cleanser that will gently cleanse skin without drying or irritating sensitive skin.

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It’s recommended by dermatologists, pediatricians and physicians for the care of skin conditions.
Yes, I showered with it and it was a nice lather, not too foamy yet not flat either. I suppose if you have rosacea, eczema and other dermal issues that this would be a good fit for you. There are many posts online with reviews about the product so Google if you would like specific information.
As for me, it was a good wash and I’m glad to have tried it.

As you can see in the photo, the new studio is still under construction and I’m working from a temporary space. Oy the lighting!

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Treasured Locks Thermo Shield-heat proof your hair!

Unusual Beauty Products That Work

From lip pumpers to heated eyelash curlers — check out these wacky products

Unusual Beauty Products That Work

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Many beauty products have unusual names, ingredients and purposes, but do they work? Well, Total Beauty readers can attest that most of the wacky products on this list actually work.

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Prevent heat damage to your hair with Treasured Locks Thermo Shield! You know I try anything and everything and this product is specially made for african americans and yet I tried it!
It’s got a great scent, it’s light on the hair and imparts great shine! It can be used on dry or damp hair. It contains a space age protectant that prevents heat damage caused by hot hair tools. The silicone polymers smooth, seal and hold in moisture by laying the cuticles flat. The company makes a variety of products.
To learn more visit www.treasuredlocks.com

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Dermablend Smooth Indulgence-foundation & concealer

Fix Your Hair Issues Now

Total Beauty readers spill their biggest hair woes — these expert tricks fix them all

Fix Your Hair Issues Now

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From frizz to flatness, celeb hairstylist Kevin Mancuso helps solve all of your hair issues.

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Hello gorgeous! Are you getting ready for your bridal makeup and a wedding day beauty to remember? Or are you putting makeup on for a resume ready face that gets hired? How about are you a model getting your makeup on for your first photoshoot to make a comp card with?

All is good if you are I share these questions with you because I just tested the new Dermablend Smooth Indulgence line of foundation, concealer and long wear makeup remover.

Remember-most products work their best when in a system from their own line. I know some of you may like to mix and match your makeup brands, but in this case the Dermablend Smooth Indulgence system works syngergistically together!

Start with a clean face that is moisturized and ready for makeup. Get two synthetic brushes in different sizes: large and small! Use your small size to work the concealer with and your large brush to blend the large areas of the face.
 The Dermablend foundation actually comes with a sponge inside-which is a nice addition though I prefer a brush because it’s cleaner and saves product in the long run.

Who needs the Smooth Indulgence line from Dermablend? Anyone with minor to moderate skin imperfections or who is experiencing symptoms of rosacea, redness, uneven skin tone, and minor acne scars. Also the Smooth Indulgence has spf 20 sunscreen protection, a natural looking coverage, is long-lasting in wear and provides an all day hydration. The box does say it’s suitable for sensitive skin-which I don’t really have but it feels so good on that I would believe that it
 could be a product for those with sensitivities.

Now, in the phot oto the left I have applied concealer all over my eyes, and over my eyebrows to test the ‘bleached’ look that is current Fall 2010 beauty trend but that I can’t fathom doing! I am not bleaching my eyebrows!

In the photo you can see that I am applying a wee squirt of foundation to my brush and about to blend all over and down my neck. I do like the product but I noticed during application that it sets up fast so you either need to blend fast or apply to small areas of the face at a time! A little bit of product went a long way and I did two think coats to finish my face and blend into the concealer. In the photo I did not set the makeup with my favorite powder, the Makeup Forever HD translucent because I wanted you to see the full effect of the Dermablend Smooth Indulgence product.

It photographs nice I think! Also, look at the coverage! You can’t see one freckle! It did last all day, through alot of videos and photos, and wore very well into the evening. I did need to use the long wear makeup remover because my natural organic stuff couldn’t budge it! So I washed first with my normal wash and when it would move I tried the long wear remover on a scrublet and it began to melt away! A note that I love about the product is that they are using a natural sunscreen instead of a chemical based one-this product is loaded with Titanium dioxide 6.1%!

Now here you see me in the bridal veil. Why?

Because Sunday September 26th is the Arizona Bridal Affair and I will be there to emcee the show, and also have a booth full of goodies for you! Come pick my makeup brain, subscribe to the newsletter for beauty product giveaways and book your workshop or makeup lesson maybe even your wedding day! Party starts at 9 for V.I.B.’s and 10 for everyone else. There is a Groom Room full of man party stuff! All under one roof at the Scottsdale Chaparral Suites Hotel. See you there!



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Bye Bye Blemish! Farewell to my camping pimple

Fall Beauty Guide: Simple Ways to Revamp Your Hairstyle

Get tips that’ll help you transition your ‘do into this season

Fall Beauty Guide: simple Ways to Revamp Your Hairstyle

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Celeb hair pro gives you easy peasy ways to take your hair from summer to fall in a snap.

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How do you like my bangs? These are so much fun-the affordable clip on bangs from Kymaro that are the ultimate Fall 2010 hairstyle trend! Catch the video and giveaway at www.youtube.com/makeupuniversity

I went camping over the weekend and though I packed my facial cleansing cloths to remove my makeup as I roughed it out in the elements, I still got a pimple. Darn it!

So I have started to use it, and it has a light scent, not overpowering and didn’t sting when I applied. The best thing about this acne/pimple product is that it is using 5% salycilic acid to treat the blemish instead of the harsher benzoyl peroxide.

Either way-I expect this unwanted guest to be gone by morning! Enjoy the videos, and remember to subscribe to get your chance at product giveaways!

p.s. Can you believe this is really the final season of Oprah?

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New video: Wednesday’s word of encouragement- GO FOR IT!

Low-Rated Eyeshadows

See which tacky and wacky eye makeup products Total Beauty readers give two thumbs down to

 Low-Rated Eyeshadows

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From shadows that cake in the creases of your lids to ones that are difficult to use — see why they made our worst eyeshadows list.

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No. 7: Avon Anew Beauty Eye-Lifting Serum Shadow, $10

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.4

“This goes on too wet and smears all over your eyes …”

No. 6: Pop Beauty Eye Cake, $19

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.3

“They flake so badly …”

No. 5: Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Eye Shadow Duo, $7.95

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6

“I had high expectations for this eyeshadow and it failed to deliver …”

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Hey my friends,
Thanks for joining me today as I take a moment to encourage you! As women-we wear many hats such as: moms, wife, daughter, sister, worker, caretaker, volunteer at school, help fundraise, be a friend, walk the dog, and the list goes on.

For however the economy is treating you and taking a toll on your budget and household I just want to encourage you to take your dreams off the shelf and put them some where very conspicuous!

Move your dreams from the wee small secret place in the back of your heart and mind to the front! Why? Because there is no time like the present and honestly, there is never going to be a perfect time when the kids are raised and the bills are paid and you have extra time and on and on and on.

So why not now? Take a step today to the dream you have? What is it? Fitness? Finance? Travel? Writing? Entering the Pillsbury cook off contest with you amazing recipe that your family and friends rave about?

What ever it is-get Googling and find out what the next step is. I know you will be happy that you did! So GO FOR IT!

Here’s a short video to help get you going! Remember to subscribe to the Makeup University channel and comment- I love hearing from you!

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