December 8th, 2012 by Baker

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8 Diet Drinks That Are Actually Good for You

Replace your diet coke with one of these eight drinks. They’ll not only help trim your waistline, but they’re also packed with good-for-you ingredients

8 Diet Drinks That Are Actually Good for You

This is a TotalBeauty.com weight loss diets article

Despite what the name suggests, “diet drinks” may be low-cal — but they’re often not so hot for your diet. But since no one gets excited about drinking a tall glass of water, we turned to nutritionists and healthy-eating experts to get the skinny on the best actual diet drinks out there. Here are the experts’ picks for the diet-friendly, nutrient-packed drinks that won’t sabotage your healthy-eating ways.

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Hi Gorgeous!
I have found a good thing as seen on the Dr. Oz show. My favorite out of all the products that I tried is the Seabuck Wonders Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil-it just tastes good and I like that it is called the ‘intensive cellular care’ product.

These products are organic and kosher. Great for gift giving and getting! There was so much to learn and share about each product, that I figured it was best to post from the website the specific details about each product.

I also did a short video review which you will find at the end of the blog post. As we are going into a weather change plus a busy holiday season, I suggest you get some Seabuck Wonders soft gels or oil today! Visit the online store locator, Whole foods or order online!

Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil Thumb

 Intensive Cellular Care

A
rich supply of Omega 7 (30-35%), vitamins E and A, and the presence of
the legendary SOD (superoxide dismutase), among other valuable
nutrients, make this product invaluable for your health and beauty
routine. Omega 7 is hailed as a special nutrient that may protect,
replenish, moisten and restore the skin and mucus membranes that line
the digestive and urogenital tracts. The synergistic effect of the above
nutrients with hundreds of others, makes berry oil a very effective
beauty and age-defying product that is good for skin, gastrointestinal
and urinary health, as well as hair and nails. $24.97

Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil

Optimum Potency


High
content of Omega 3, 6, 9, vitamins A and E, and numerous nutrients,
including unsaturated fatty acids and minerals, makes this product very
unique. The synergistic effect, like that of all seeds of plants, is
extremely regenerating and potent. Whether you want to maintain or
improve your health, if your target is your immune system, heart, brain,
liver, skin or white blood cell count, it will work for you. The
abundance of strong antioxidants and other bioactive factors may provide
essential protection against hostile elements such as free radicals. $34.97


Infused with a potent blend of Omega 3, 6, 9, and the rare Omega-7,
SeabuckWonders’ Deep Hydrating Serum will not only moisturize skin, but
also improve texture and tone.

Sea Buckthorn Deep Hydrating Serum nourishes and supports cell
regeneration to minimize fine lines and help maintain a youthful,
healthy glow. This serum is ideal for all skin types and is highly
effective, yet it will not leave your skin oily or irritated. Deep
Hydrating Serum is an important part of your everyday skincare routine
and will leave you with smooth, radiant skin.  $34.97


Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream supports a healthy moisture balance deep
within the skin. This hydrating, yet lightweight, formula absorbs
quickly and nurtures the skin for a soft, smooth complexion. Utilizing
the superb age-defying properties of sea buckthorn oil, SeabuckWonders
Facial Cream minimizes fine lines, while protecting the skin from the
damaging effects of the sun and environmental pollutants.  $19.97
Facial-Cleanser-Thumb
Infused with a potent blend of Omega 3, 6, 9, and the rare Omega-7,
SeabuckWonders Exfoliating Facial Cleanser ensures not only a deep
clean, but a boost to your skin’s vibrancy.

Sea Buckthorn Facial Cleanser cleans skin gently, yet effectively,
without stripping the skin of its natural oils. It exfoliates to remove
dirt and impurities, while hydrating skin for a smooth, clear
complexion. Unlike many other facial cleansers, SeabuckWonders Facial
Cleanser is ideal for all skin types that will benefit from its
remarkable nutritional properties, leaving skin feeling clean, balanced,
and beautiful. This invigorating cleanser is an excellent first step in
any skin care routine.  $16.97

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With a potent infusion of Omega 3, 6, 9, and the powerful
skin-healing Omega 7, SeabuckWonders Body Lotion provides nourishment
with age-defying properties for soft, healthy skin.

Intensely moisturizing, Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion rejuvenates and
replenishes the skin’s natural balance, softening and nourishing for
silky, touchable skin. Its high concentration of sea buckthorn oil
allows for superior moisture retention while protecting the skin from
signs of aging and the effects of exposure to the sun. $14.97

http://www.seabuckwonders.com/?gclid=CIKMi63tv7MCFSFyQgodBS0AnA

The SeabuckWonders Difference

SeabuckWonders products are made of sea buckthorn oils ONLY from the
Tibetan Plateau. This is where high altitude, strong ultraviolet
radiation, severe cold, scorching heat, and dry and barren soil have
equipped the remarkable sea buckthorn plant with an extraordinary
bio-defense mechanism that breeds substantial life-giving nutrients for
enhancing health and beauty.

The Tibetan local green environment makes
our sea buckthorn oils amazingly pure, naturally boosting the content of
essential fatty acids and Vitamin E over other varieties. The
SeabuckWonders supercritical fluid extraction process in one of the most
advanced facilities makes our sea buckthorn oils the best in quality.
The fact that our products are certified organic, provides our customers
with even more confidence that SeabuckWonders is the finest brand of
Sea Buckthorn products around the globe! (Find out more about what makes SeabuckWonders stand out)

*Special note and newsflash to clarify my curiosity about the color of the product:
and I quote the information from the company spokesperson “the orange color of our products….it’s the the “natural, essential oils” that gives it the color, its the actual sea buckthorn berry! And that’s important because when you compare our skin care products to our biggest competitor (Sibu) you can tell our product has a much higher concentration of sea buckthorn because of the color (Sibu’s is almost white)…which makes our product superior (even though it’s not priced higher than Sibu!! 🙂 And the higher concentration produces more dramatic results….”

Well, that answers it for me!
Remember: you are beautiful!
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September 5th, 2011 by Baker

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Cancel Your Gym Membership: This At-Home Gym is FREE

Find out which household items double as fitness equipment

Cancel Your Gym Membership: This At-Home Gym is FREE

This is a TotalBeauty.com fitness article

Spending upwards of $30 a month for gym membership is an expendable luxury in this tight economy. For gym results without the bill, see how to create your own gym at home with these ingenious ways to use everyday household items.

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Happy Labor Day weekend gorgeous!
LUSH has done it again! I’m convinced they don’t make a bad beauty product-period!
As a company LUSH creates fresh, handmade cosmetics and now, a type of toothpaste, dental cleaner called Toothy Tabs.
I’ve got three flavors in the photo, and you can see two tabs on the front box called Ultrablast.
The box is completely recyclable-meaning no waste. The box is small and portable, making it TSA approved for travel, and I’m going to leave mine in the car today during the high heat to see how it handles it.
I tried the Toothy Tabs as directed on the box-yet, 1 tab was not enough for me, I prefer using 2 tabs. Once I began to create a foamy lather with the 2 Toothy Tabs and a wet toothbrush, my experience was that it was just as good if not better than using my normal toothpaste?

Ultrablast Toothy Tab is a triple mint, wasabi and lavender solid tooth cleansing tab
Sparkle Toothy Tab is a lemon, grapefruit and black pepper tooth cleansing tab
Atomic Toothy Tab is a coffee, clove and ginger tooth cleansing tab

If you enjoy the newest things in beauty you have got to try these! Get to www.lushusa.com right now, and order some! Delish and delightful for your long Labor Day weekend! Plus, the final benefit is-this won’t squish out in your makeup case making a huge minty mess!
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November 1st, 2010 by Baker

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High- and Low-Rated Lip and Cheek Stains

See which makeup has Total Beauty readers looking all flushed and rosy-lipped and which ones are big disappointments

High- and Low-Rated Lip and Cheek Stains

This is a TotalBeauty.com make up tips article

Our readers weigh in on which lip and cheek stains are the best and which ones are the worst in their makeup bags.

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The Worst: No. 3: Laura Mercier Lip Stain, $20

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.1

The Worst: No. 3: Laura Mercier Lip Stain, $20

“The product simply does not do what it promises …”

No. 2: CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain, $7.29

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6

No. 2: CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain, $7.29

“They dry up SO FAST!”

The Best: No. 8: Stila Cherry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain, $24

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 7.8

The Best: No. 8: Stila Cherry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain, $24

“Not only does it look natural on my cheeks and lips it makes me look younger …”

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

Sante America? Have you tried it yet?

I love trying new makeup! And when this brand from Germany showed up to the blog I squealed with delight!

Now in this picture there is everything that arrived to test and try.

The products are minimally packaged, and cruelty free as well as 100% natural and the company meets the strict criteria for the Cdertified Natural Cosmetics in accordance with

BDIH. Now the next photo shows the few things I selected to make a light, playful sunny bunny look since it’s rather warm today! If I were near water I would say this makeup is great for a boat ride!

I’m using the moisturizing foundation, two creme eyeshadow pencils, liquid eyeliner, mascara and lipstick with coordinating gloss.

So I start with clean skin that is moisturized and I apply a thin layer of the soft cream foundation with is full of cuuacu butter and pomegranate extract. I blend evenly with a small foundation brush.

Next for a simple two toned shadow I use the white pearlescent highlighter pencil on the brow and through the tear duct. This pencil could easily double as a highlighter on lips and cheeks too!

Or anywhere that you need to add a little bit of oomph!

I color the entire eyelid with the light blue shadow. Oh I feel so sixties and Cher Bono with this look. Good thing I have straight hair in these photos to match the sixties boating bunny makeup look I’m making.

Now what pics you don’t see are me applying a
thin layer of Makeup Forever HD powder all over and then a thin layer of pink blush.

This is Shadrach my studio intern. He works for tuna and in most cases doesn’t work one bit.


Back to the makeup: I am using the Sante America liquid eyeliner that has a nib similiar to a felt marker. This means that you have more control of the line you draw but the nib can wipe on color and at the same time wipe it off. The secret to using this is apply a thin coat and then draw over it again til you get the desired depth of color.


I apply two coats of the black mascara. I have two thoughts on this: 1. I love natural mascara because it’s petroleum and pthalate free meaning good for my eyes and lashes. 2. It’s two coats in and still not as thick as I like my mascara to be which is the benefit of toxic mascara that a little bit goes a long way. *sigh* these are the choices you have to make!
I finish my look with the #11 lipstick which is sheer with a hint of shimmer in a warm light brown tone meaning perfect f or everyday wear! There is a matching pot of gloss that is slightly darker in tone and I love it! You can never have enough lipgloss!

SANTE AMERICA is a unique combination of natural ingredients, gentle formulas and sleek biodegradable packaging that delivers skin-safe, eco-friendly, statement making looks. Developed and manufactured in Germany. The products are devoid of gluten, synthetic coloring agents, frangrances and perservatives. In short, it’s full of good stuff!

Get yours at http://www.santeamerica.com/

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October 27th, 2010 by Baker

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Find Your Eye Makeup Soul Mate

Take this quiz to find the perfect makeup to accent your unique eye shape

Find Your Eye Makeup Soul Mate

This is a TotalBeauty.com eye makeup article

Makeup artist Molly Stern shares her expertise to help you find the best makeup for your eye shape, plus which products to wear and not to wear.

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Hello friends! Well, Costco started it and now it seems like every retail store around me is full
of all the holiday items at once. Like one big pile of halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas stuff and it’s barely the end of October.

So I figured if you can’t beat ’em, join’em. I’ve started an early edition of the Makeup University Holiday Style Guide and shopping list for great beauty gifts at amazing prices.

I’m sharing with you today from LUSH. Oh! If you haven’t tried any of their products yet you need to! Why? Because they are organic, vegan, cruelty free, earth friendly, great pigments and wear, along with petrochemical free so it’s safe to put on your skin!

Here I am holding there fragrance gift set which is perfectly portable for your upcoming Thanksgiving road trip or flight back home. ( safe journey to you!) This wee vial contains a powerful mix of essential oils that are pure, no synthetic scents in it!

A little bit goes along way, trust me. If you don’t believe me ask the postal worker, my son’s school teacher and the check out cashier at Walmart.

Order your LUSH holiday fragrance kit now because these items are hand crafted and made in small batches. So when it’s gone, it’s gone! My favorite scent is Orange Blossom on my left wrist but I like to mix it with Vanillary on the right wrist. It’s to keep you guessing when my Peanut’s Gang character PigPen cloud of fragrance wafts around you! Did I mention I’m a fragrance junkie! Go get some at http://www.lushcosmetics.com/

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