TEEN WEEK-Jordana Cosmetics wraps up the TEEN time!

3 Beauty Products That Are a Waste of Money

Do you know what products you’re spending your hard-earned cash on for no good reason?

3 Beauty Products That Are a Waste of Money

This is a TotalBeauty.com skin care article

We’re probably the biggest beauty junkies you’ll ever meet (we are beauty editors, after all), so it hurts us a little to admit that you don’t really need every single beauty product out there. Find out which three we’ve deemed completely unnecessary.

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Okay: here are the names and colors of the samples that came over from Jordana:
Easy liner for lips in Honey Dip *my favorite product in the bunch!*
Lip liner in Mahogany
Lip Shine shimmer glaze in Vanilla Bean
Lip Out Loud in XOXO
Double Impact color effects eyeshadow powder in 06
Single shadow Luv2$shop
Loose eyeshadow in Pink Rocker
Easy liner for eyes in Purple Fusion
Pop On nail designer in The Designer 507
http://www.jordanacosmetics.com/ or Duane Reade, Kmart and Walgreens

TEEN WEEK-Dancing with the Stars highlights clip on extensions-summer beauty saver!

The 10 Products to Pack for Vacay

Take the stress out of packing for your summer getaway with this handy guide

The 10 Products to Pack for Vacay

This is a TotalBeauty.com beauty products article

If you’re lucky enough to get a summer break or take a few days off for a mini vacation, see which beauty products you need to pack — and which ones you don’t have to worry about.

Start packing

Hello sweet and gorgeous TEENS!
Today is the final day of TEEN WEEK on the blog-and alas, you ladies have been so incredibly amazing awesome! I’m so honored to have a time set aside just for sowing into you! Thank you!
Now, here is a short video on the Dancing with the Stars clip in hair extensions that you can get at Ulta stores or online at HSN.

I’m wearing the Glamarama and Starlights-and you can too! They can be washed and styled, will slip easily into a ziploc bag and pop on with ease as you go from pool to lunch or beach to dinner.

More information at:
www.ulta.com and search Dancing with the Stars hair extensions
www.hsn.com and search Dancing with the Stars hair extensions

The price ranges are closer to the $50 range. I’m so sorry for saying the wrong price range in the video! Please forgive me!

TEEN WEEK Milani Paint eyeshadow palette for summer beauty fun

Your Tousled Hair Guide

Check out this guide to see how to get tousled hair for every length

Your Tousled Hair Guide

This is a TotalBeauty.com wavy hair article

Though we can’t tell you how to get a Victoria’s Secret Angel’s body (or amazingly hot-in-pirate-attire actor husbands), we are absolutely sure about one thing: How to copy their sexy tousled hair.

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Hello sweet Teens!
Here is a short video ‘how to’ tutorial on using the new Milani eyeshadow palette. It’s so much fun! The colors can be blended-used wet, dry, alone on bare skin or mixed with a primer. I mixed with both a clear primer and a pearlized primer to create different textures and effects. So, if I can, you can! Enjoy the video!

Special thanks to Milani for sharing the new products! You can get them at any Walmart, Target, Rite Aid, CVS or Walgreens near you!

Products used:
Milani paint eyeshadow palette
Milani baked blush in Dolce Pink
Milani high speed fast dry one coat nail polish in Fast Furious (Racy Green also shown)
Sheer Cover mineral foundation spf 15 in Nude
Jordana easy liner for lips in Honey dip

TEEN WEEK-Simple summer makeup with Makeup Designory

How to (Finally!) Get Rid of Acne Scars

Don’t let your past get in the way of a perfect complexion. See tips now

How to (Finally!) Get Rid of Acne Scars

This is a TotalBeauty.com clear skin article

We all pay our dues for the skin sins of our past, but if you’re looking to start with a clean slate — literally — check out these tips to get rid of your acne scars now.

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Hey gorgeous TEENS! This kit of makeup is fun and simple to use-just watch this short video to see how! Enjoy TEEN WEEK-it’s for you!

Here’s a list of the products and where to get them:
The Makeup Designory Summer Escape kit includes all the products you see except the Glo Minerals and Sheer cover:
It has:
4 hole eye color palette with Dulce de Leche, Sunset, Cajun Spice and Sienna eye colors
Glow Cheek Color
Henna lip Gloss and the sleek bag to keep it all in! To get it and see some fab makeup tips go to: http://www.mudshop.com

The Glo Redness relief powder is available at http://www.gloprofessional.com/redness-relief-powder

The Sheer Cover mineral makeup is available on QVC ( check www.qvc.com for show times) or at www.sheercover.com

Now remember to stay tuned to the blog for the upcoming Captain America Peggy Carter ‘how to’ video!

TEEN WEEK-best scents for the best summer of your life!

9 New Self-Tanners for Summer

Get tan skin without risking melanoma

9 New Self-Tanners for Summer

This is a TotalBeauty.com tanning article

These babies guarantee a natural sun-kissed sheen or a dark goddess tan without the aid of the sun or the risk of wrinkles. And this season’s newest options for bronzed skin are better than anything we’ve seen yet.

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Hello TEEN WEEK is in full swing!
Today I’ve got a short video demonstrating amazing and affordable choices in scents by Coty for your best summer ever! Enjoy!

Here are links to the separate fragrances so you can learn more about the notes



(*stay tuned to this fragrance because Guess launched Wild Summer in the Seductive line for the 2011 summer season)


Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

TEEN WEEK-summer hair care with Nunaat Silicon deep moisture & repair hair care

5 Best Summer Hairstyles

Hair extraordinaire Charles Baker Strahan answers reader questions on styling hair in the summer

5 Best Summer Hairstyles

This is a TotalBeauty.com hairstyles article

As temperatures start to rise, it gets harder to keep hair cool and coiffed. So Strahan gives us tips to beat the heat while still looking great.

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Hello Sweet Teens!
I hope you are having the best summer ever! Today’s TEEN WEEK focus is on your hair. It is a good idea to take extra care of your hair in the summer because you are in the direct sun more, most likely in the pool, at the beach and in my case at the Sunsplash waterpark in Mesa, AZ.

The extreme heat of summer will dry out your hair and fast too! Remember to deep condition once a week. As you will see in the video-applying conditioner to the ends of your hair before you get in the chlorine water will help spare your hair more damage.
< I have been enjoying the Nunaat Silicon line of products this summer and they have been helping keep my red tinted hair, red-while I'm still swimming daily. The products have silicon, keratins and proteins to help protect your hair! Visit this link to find the Nunaat product that best suits your summer style. http://www.nunaat.com.br/usa/silicon.html You can also find Nunaat on Twitter and Facebook! Enjoy this short TEEN WEEK video!

FREE GIVEAWAY ALERT! 3 pc. Nunaat Silicon hair care set giveaway! Subscribe and LIKE with a comment about your best waterpark adventure and you will be entered into a drawing to win the Nunaat hair set! Contest open from June 27-July 1st, one winner will be picked at random and notified by email. You must be a resident of the continental USA and at least 13 years of age with parental consent to enter the contest. Good luck!This is a link to a YouTube video of the scene I am talking about where Clark Griswold waxes his sled with non-nutritive food varnish and slides at a rocket speed through the countryside.
I love it when he says ‘later dudes’! Enjoy!

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

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

This is a TotalBeauty.com haircut article

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!

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

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)

This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup trends article

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.

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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!

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Borghese Crema Ristorativo-24: a review & TEEN WEEK update!

9 New Self-Tanners for Summer

Get tan skin without risking melanoma

9 New Self-Tanners for Summer

This is a TotalBeauty.com tanning article

These babies guarantee a natural sun-kissed sheen or a dark goddess tan without the aid of the sun or the risk of wrinkles. And this season’s newest options for bronzed skin are better than anything we’ve seen yet.

See products

Hello friends! Happy Saturday to all of you! I am testing the Borghese Crema Ristorativo-24 creme and really enjoying it! It’s thick and luxurious, hydrating, absorbs fast and then some. Enjoy the short video!

Plus…stay tuned…48 hours and counting til TEEN WEEK begins! I’m so excited!

Make-up-matte for making up quickly and neatly!

10 Trendy Summer Hairstyles

See the hottest styles that will actually stay put when the temperature starts to rise

10 Trendy Summer Hairstyles

This is a TotalBeauty.com hairstyles article

After spending 20 minutes perfecting every curl and smoothing down each strand, you step outside to greet the summer breeze — and your cute hairstyle suddenly poufs into a frizzy mess. Sound familiar? To make sure your hairstyle can stand up to the heat, see these frizz-fighting looks now.

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Hello Gorgeous summer beauties!
Have you been out traveling? Or, like me-are you so busy and scheduled that when you leave the house in the morning you pack for 3 events in one day!
So, with all the activity I usually need to touch up my makeup more than once-enter, the make up matte by Katie Corl. She calls it the ‘ideal hostess, shower or bridesmaid gift’, but I call it the clean way to apply my makeup in a public space. The make up matte can be washed-so if you, like me, need to put it on the bathroom counter so you can spread out your makeup tools and products like a surgeon for quick and easy application- do it!
It’s one of my insider makeup pro secrets-lay out your tools and products in a ‘use by’ order. Thay way you can work efficiently and neatly-plus keep track of what’s been used.
I’m enjoying putting my daily touch up products and brushes in the make up matte and then rolling it up and stuffing it in the bag next to the snorkel, numchucks, clean eating lunches, sunscreen, cold waters and my daily fragrance bottle-whichever it is that day!

Ladies, check it out! It’s fun and affordable and Katie Corl is right, this makes a great gift!
Go here to learn more: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Make-Up-Matte/190190434358950
p.s. Remember..3 days til TEEN WEEK! Sweet teen gals-this week is for you and about you!
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!