Fall beauty round up in web series episode 10: Murad, Celine Dion fragrance, hope deferred and more!

7 Hottest Hairstyles from New York Fashion Week

Wear the best updos from Fashion Week without professional help — we’ll show you how

7 Hottest Hairstyles from New York Fashion Week

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We’re always looking for inspiration when it comes to new ways to wear our hair, and inspiration was not in short supply at this season’s Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. We gathered the seven best hairstyles from the runways and got step-by-step how-tos so that you can copy them at home.

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Hello Gorgeous!
Welcome to episode 10 of the Makeup University web series! Enjoy the Fall beauty roundup and encouraging word on how to heal the pain of hope deferred.
Remember! Phoenix Fashion Twitter party is coming up on October 6th! Remember to add @Cherelynn to receive an invite to come to the party and tweet and play to win beauty products!

If you are interested in competing in a scholarship pageant, consider some Pageant Perfect self tanning mist-the picture below is the after results of 3 light applications during the making of the video! What do you think?

Product listing in the video:
Becca Cosmetics Lost Weekend Palette
Murad Rejuvenating Lift for Neck and Decollete
Neutrogena healthy skin brightening eye perfector spf 25
Clean & Clear morning burst skin brightening facial cleanser
Be Bronze Pageant Perfect sunless tanning mist
Celine Dion Signature
David Beckham Homme

Episode 9 Makeup University web series: accesorizing you and revving up your metabolism

Expert Q&A: Your Taboo Beauty Problems — Solved

Sure, you share makeup tips, juicy stories, and maybe even ex-boyfriends. But for the taboo beauty topics you can’t share with your BFF, get the answers here

Expert Q&A: Your Taboo Beauty Problems -- Solved

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She’s been with you through thick and thin. She was the shoulder for you to cry on during your heart-wrenching breakups, the guilt-free shopping accomplice, and the ear to all your other woe-is-me whines. She’s your best friend forever. But can you talk to your BFF about everything? We think not. Get the answers to the beauty problems you can’t even talk about with your bestie here.

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Hello Gorgeous! Thanks for watching today’s episode of the Makeup University web series. Enjoy the segments on beauty, health and encouragement and stay tuned for more detailed ‘how to videos’ using the new Smashbox Smokebox palette.
Plus-make sure you catch me on Twitter as I will be live blogging from the Phoenix Fashion Week and giving away ‘twifts’ to my Tweeps! @Cherelynn -see you there!

Web series episode 8- Mentha Lip tints by C.O. Bigelow and more

7 Worst Self Tanners

With fall quickly approaching, self tanners are more important now than ever. Make sure to avoid these 7 that’ll disappoint you

7 Worst Self Tanners

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These self tanners are so bad you’d be better off staying pasty white. Make sure to avoid a tan faux pas by checking out our readers’ reviews.

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No. 7: Banana Boat Everyday Glow Sundial Face Self-Tanning Lotion — All Skin Tones, $9.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 7.1

“This is nasty. It reeks of chemicals, it has no accuracy whatsoever on the dial, and it takes MANY applications to work.”

No. 6: L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer, $8.97

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.9

“This product resulted in a streaky mess in my hands. I rubbed and rubbed and rubbed and still could not get it to look uniform.”

No. 5: Jergens Natural Glow Healthy Complexion Daily Facial Moisturizer, $8.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.9

“It gave my face nice color, but I couldn’t get over the sticky feeling and bad smell to use it for more than a couple of days.”

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Hello Gorgeous!
Get ready for a great week! This episode of the new Makeup University web series has a short review on two new products I just tried: the Burt’s Bees sensitive skin with cotton extract night creme and eye creme as well as the C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tints. I enjoyed both!

You can find Burt’s Bees at Walmarts, Targets, Sprouts and drugstores abound. C.O. Bigelow at Bath and Body Works stores in malls everywhere! I have a health tip in the video and my most favorite part is the last segment where I take a moment to encourage you. This episode I am revisiting the topic of bullying-specifically online bullying. So watch the video to learn how to ‘stop block and tell’!

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

Miss Universe Pageant on Sept 12th-Alyssa Campanella represents the USA in Sao Paulo Brazil

7 New Face Masks for Dry Skin

With cooler weather comes a need to rehydrate skin. Check out these amazing face masks that do just that

.7 New Face Masks for Dry Skin

This is a TotalBeauty.com best and worst skin care products article

With the cooler season undoubtedly upon us, it’s time to face the dreary fact that summer is over. And with stormier weather comes stormier skin conditions, namely dry patches and sunspots that result from too many unprotected days spent in the sun. But fear not: We tried the newest face masks that promise to hydrate your skin and give you a fresh face for fall to help you find the right one for you.

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Alyssa Campanella, better known as Miss USA 2011, has been voted in the Top 10 contestants by online fans in the Miss Universe 2011 beauty pageant.

For the first time, the Miss Universe pageant has introduced an online fan vote,which can bring their favorite into the semifinals. The vote has given a boost to the 21-year-old New Jersey native’s chances of taking home the title.

The pageant is taking place Monday night in São Paulo, Brazil. It will be broadcast on NBC at 9 p.m.

Now-remember pageant sisters-now is the time to vote for Alyssa to make it all the way to Miss Universe!
She looks gorgeous in her navy blue gown and her smile is bright and makeup light! Lookin’n good girl!

To get that winning pageant look, I have a few suggestions;

1. 2 most important things to your best beauty: rest and water! The more rested and hydrated you are the better your skin and eyes look.
2. Great foundation that is good coverage, but not cakey-try Koh Gen Do HD formula, or Neutrogena Healthy Skin.
3. Bronzer makes you look healthy-so put some on in a big W like pattern across your face-try Milani baked bronzer or Borghese Spectra blended bronzer
4. Lips-nude liner is a must and fill it in with a semi matte honey toned lipstick that is toped with a gorgeous gloss, like YBF in pink!
5. All pageant contestants need lashes to make their eyes pop and stand out to the front row and the back row of audience members-so try the Ardell brand from the drugstore because they are affordable and easy to apply plus gentle on the lids when removing
6. Smile-brush your teeth with baking soda to help encourage stain removal, and add a weekly white strip treatment to keep your smile photo ready
7. Deep condition your hair with a thick schmear of Amika nourishing hair mask and oil, put your mask covered hair into a baggy and let it steam while you finish your shower.
8. Makeup Forever HD powder is the one thing you must have in your kit, your purse, your gym bag, you name it-you pack this powder and a wee brush to apply it with. It’s super fine powder is translucent and puts a angel like glow to the face when you set your makeup with it. So get it at Sephora now!
9. Remember to select a ‘signature’ pageant fragrance! This is so important and a frequently over looked detail! It doesn’t have to be the most expensive perfume-but please select a fragrance that from this moment, you only wear when competing for the crown. When you are crowned, then you select a ‘crowning’ fragrance and it is the one you wear on official pageant business. Until you start competing again, and then select another fragrance. Some of my favorite pageant scents are: True by Faith Hill, Dare Me by Halle Berry, J’Adore by Dior, Guess Seductive I’m Yours, and Composition No.6
10. Finally- the pageant beauty secret you need to compete at any level-whether it’s the Cinderella or Diamond Miss pageants where we all start, or your state’s final competition before moving onto Nationals-the thing you need most to succeed is the confidence in yourself to be who God made you to be. Don’t be try to be someone else because they are already taken-be the best version of you and you will shine!
Good luck to Miss Alyssa Campanella our current reigning Miss U.S.A. and may you bring home the title of Miss Universe to the United States of America! We love you and bless you!

New web series episode for you! Thank God it’s Friday!

What Your Esthetician Won’t Tell You

You’ll be surprised to find out what your esthetician was keeping from you the last time you were getting steamed and extracted

What Your Esthetician Won't Tell You

This is a TotalBeauty.com facial skin care article

Whether you think getting a facial is a big beauty treat or a total waste of your hard-earned cash, one thing is certain: You’ll want to make sure the esthetician who’s working on you knows what she’s doing. Are all facialists as well-trained as they should be? Do they urge you to buy skin care products even they wouldn’t use? Check out these eight secrets your esthetician won’t tell you.

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Hello Gorgeous!
Sorry for the late post on the blog-the web series goes faster! Enjoy this update on fun, fashionable Fall makeup bags with Modella and Trina.

Both of these brands can easily be picked up at a Walmart or Target in a $5-20 range!

Now-I pack 2 and the staples of each are: Mascara, nude liner, brown eyeliner, floss pik, 4 bobby pins, aspirin, mini bronzer, tinted moisturizer & cough drops!
Enjoy the web series video and stay tuned for more!

P.S. Thank God it’s Friday! Have a fun and safe weekend with your loved ones!
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

New web series video for you! Winkee plus workouts

How to Treat Rosacea

Turns out you may have rosacea and not realize it. Find out how to treat and get rid of it for good

How to Treat Rosacea

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Surprising stat of the day: Rosacea affects 14 million Americans — not a small figure by any means. And the National Rosacea Society says that most people who suffer from the skin condition don’t even know it. Find out if you have the signs of rosacea and see how to treat it with these expert tips.

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Hey there Gorgeous!
Are you ready for Labor Day weekend?
There are still a few days left to plan your beauty and the best tip I can give you is sunscreen, bronzer and a lip/cheek stain will go along way in poolside to bbq to oceanside stargazing!
Josie Maran makes a lip/cheek stain marker and I’m wearing ChaCha which is a great pink tone. She makes luxury cosmetics with a conscience. Find out more about her line, plus how to get it: http://www.josiemarancosmetics.com/

Now is the right time to start working out and taking care of your body, health and heart! I love these workout DVD’s from The Bar Method and Insanity by Beachbody.
You have to order them to get them so put your order in before you leave for holiday and they will be waiting for you when you get back!

http://www.thebarmethod.com/ and http://www.teambeachbody.com/

This is truly my secret weapon in purity and modesty: The Winkee! See that wee patch of leopard print material-it’s called a Winkee and you need one! Or two! Go here to get it and learn more about this modest gals answer to perverse fashion. http://www.thewinkee.com/

Now enjoy the new episode in the Makeup University web series!

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

The RESULTS photo is in of TansXL

8 Worst Drugstore Hair Products

Whether you spent 30 bucks or 99 cents on that shampoo or conditioner, it stinks when it doesn’t work as well as it should. See the worst drugstore hair products now

8 Worst Drugstore Hair Products

This is a TotalBeauty.com hair care products article

There’s no better feeling than finding a hair care product that works like magic. But when a product doesn’t deliver on its promises, we want to cry out “false advertising!” and hide our frizzy, unkempt hair under a paper bag. See what our readers think are the absolute worst drugstore hair products here.

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No. 8: Garnier Fructis Style Fiber Gum Putty, $3.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.3

“If I use too much [of the putty] it will actually flatten my hair.”

No. 7: Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Curl Defining Lotion, $7.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6

“It made my hair feel disgusting — not soft at all. I threw it away after the second use.”

No. 6: Frizz-Ease Straight Answer Straightening Spray, $9.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 5.6

“This spray weighed my hair down. Plus, my friend and I both agreed that it smelled like pencil shavings.”

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Hey Gorgeous,
Quick update on my testing of the new spray self tanner with hyaluronic acid by TansXL. But first, a wee lesson in self tanners from Laura Bramble, author at eHow.
“Sunless tanners work because they contain an active ingredient called dihydroxyacetone, or DHA for short. DHA is a nontoxic simple sugar. It interacts with the amino acids in the skin, turning it brown in the process. Adding chemicals like glycine, histidine and lysine can add different tones to the base color achieved by DHA. This helps to give a more natural golden brown effect.”
So, I got a great golden brown color after applying two spray coats of TansXL. Only challenge-is the smell. On day 2 after a heavy run and lots of sweating the smell coming off of me was fairly tart. Even after my shower I smelled like Paris Amour by Bath and Body Works and DHA. Great.
Alas, my tan looks good.
Get yours at http://www.tansxl.com/“>www.tansxl.com

Read more: Why Do Self Tanners Make You Smell? eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5566836_do-self-tanners-make-smell.html#ixzz1WdrWRqWM Special thanks to Laura Bramble who authored the article on eHow.
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Labor Day travel? Try Nature’s Gate rose scented herbal hand creme

6 Workouts for a Tighter Booty

Turns out you can turn that junk in your trunk into the toned, tight butt of your dreams without taking drastic measures

6 Workouts for a Tighter Booty

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Did you know that your butt is actually the largest muscle in your body? It only makes sense to exercise it as much, if not more, than the other muscles you pay attention to. With these moves, you can get a tighter, more toned butt in no time.

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Hey there Gorgeous!
Here I am on the set of the new web series for Makeup University. I am not travelling this holiday weekend as I continue to work on the episodes for the upcoming production dates.
But-what I do have in my purse that is so sumptuous and luxurious feeling is the new Nature’s Gate herbal blend hand cream in rose.

It’s paraben free, and 3 oz-so TSA approved for those of you who are jetting away on an airplane, pocket ready for train riders, will fit in the glove compartment on a boat, in the side pocket of a back pack for the hikers or in a purse of a web series producer like me!

Here are a few favorite reasons to try Nature’s Gate products:
1. paraben free
2. cruelty free
3. phthalates free
4. synthetic fragrance fee
5. animal derived ingredients and animal testing free = VEGAN approved!
(I”m not a vegan and in fact I’m having an In’n’Out burger right now…)
Finally-the Nature’s Gate products are high quality and easy to access for affordable prices-so head on down to the Walmarts and get you some for this Labor Day weekend pool party! Your skin will thank you!
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Maya Water facial mist, Coola Sunblock & more for Labor Day weekend looks Episode 3

Kim Kardashian’s “Regal” Makeup — Love It?

Did you love or hate Kim K’s smoky wedding makeup? Weigh in now

Kim Kardashian's

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With all the comparisons between the reality star’s wedding and the royal one in the UK, the question must be asked: Did you think her wedding makeup was “regal”? See Kim K’s other makeup looks and tell us which one’s your favorite.

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Hey Gorgeous!
Are you getting ready for the long Labor Day weekend?
There is still time to plan your beauty for good looks that last all day through the fun in the sun! http://www.avon.com
Try these products:
Such as the Avon Extra Lasting eye shadow, lipstick, lipgloss and foundation! I created a beachy look and wore it at the Mesa Sunsplash waterpark-and it survived several hours of chlorine!

Next-you are going to want to pack a sunscreen so why not pack one of the best for your body? Coola is broad spectrum and certified organic-which makes it good for you and good for the planet! Get yours at http://www.coolasuncare.com

Now this is the real skin saver, super hydrater and secret weapon for all ladies who take their anti-aging skin regime serious! This pure, refreshing white tea infused Norwegian thermal spa water is the must have item in your LABOR day weekend beauty bag. Whether you have too much sun, sand, or pina coladas-this refreshing mist that can help set makeup as well as plump dehydrated skin can keep you looking great! http://www.facebook.com/mayawater to learn more!

Enjoy this episode of the new Makeup University web series.

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YBF for your Labor Day looks in Makeup University web series

How to Get the Wavy Hair You’ve Always Wanted

Perfect the tousled look just in time for the last few weeks of summer

How to Get the Wavy Hair You've Always Wanted

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The grass is always greener on the other side of the hair spectrum — which means those of us with fine, pin-straight hair crave beach-y waves that look effortlessly gorgeous. So we went to the experts to give us a fool-proof tutorial on how to get beach-y waves. Now you don’t have a reason not to try the look before summer ends.

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Hello Gorgeous!I hope you are enjoying the new format of the web series for the videos. Makeup University is now showing a 3 segment video focusing on beauty/health/positive self esteem versus the one segment on one particular item.Now, as of yesterday I have started the before and after photos for my 3 week test of the eyelash growing serum from Obagi Medical.

This eyelash rejuvenating serum is to grow in sparse lashes and thicken, then lengthen the ones that you already have. So enjoy this rather haunting and garish photo of my nose and look past it to see my eyelashes. Those are washed clean, free of makeup and ready for a ‘before photo’! Another photo in a week, then again on the second and final on the third week of using the serum. Why so much? Because 21 days is
a cycle of the skin and hair.
Oooh…now here is the fun stunner of the story! These 3 lipglosses are the current color story from YBF of HSN.com. Oh these are so perfect for your ‘Back to School’ or Labor Day weekend travel. Snap ’em up quick because you know how fast things sell on HSN.com and if you love pink lip gloss like I do, you’ll want to get these for right now looks as well as segueing into the Fall trend. Now, here is the current episode of the Makeup University web series. Watch, enjoy and comment if you like! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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