YBF imitation vacation bronzing oil: oh brides & holiday season say hello to this!

The Hottest Workout DVDs

Fitness DVDs have come a long way since the days of neon leotards and Richard Simmons. Check out the latest crop of workout DVDs — no cheesy music here

The Hottest Workout DVDs

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Shifting through hundreds of seriously lame workout DVDs can be daunting. Which is why we did that dirty work for you, to weed out the techno beats and chirpy instructors. These are the best new workout DVDs that’ll help you have fun and slim down in the comfort of your own living room.

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Oh snap I love this oil! It smells like gardenias-my favorite flower! And the oil is moisturizing and quick absorbing and the wee hint of shimmer is perfect for having a “Duchess” like look with out saying high school glitter. The bronzing effect is subtle and enough to highlight the skin and hide some imperfections.

Stacey and ybf always make a great product in my opinion. If you order now on HSN.com it comes with a compact bronzer too.

The duo is about $40, and a large 3 oz size. Note: a lil’bit goes a long way!


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MTV Movie Awards: Kristen Stewart for best kiss?

10 Quick Ways to Burn Calories While You Sit

Who really has the time to blast calories after a long day at work? Not us! Here’s how to lose weight while sitting down

10 Quick Ways to Burn Calories While You Sit

This is a TotalBeauty.com workouts for women article

No matter what your day-to-day is like, you probably spend a little — OK, maybe a lot — of time on your behind. Add that to a busy schedule with no space for gym visits and you’ve got a recipe for health disaster. Break the cycle with these 10 surprising tricks that’ll help you burn calories while sitting (yes, sitting).

Burn calories

Hello Gorgeous!
Happy June! Whoa-2012 is officially half over! Today the new Snow White movie starring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart titled “Snow White and the Huntsman”.
Enjoy this short sneek peak video with Kristen Stewart as seen on MTV – will you be watching on June 3rd the MTV Movie Awards?

I will-they are guilty pleasure like watching the Nickelodeon award shows. Stay tuned: Makeup University has several how to videos with ybf and Deborrah Lippmann products!

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Rock Concert ready with Smashbox Smokebox: how to apply a smokey eye

15 Best and Worst Face Scrubs

Reviewers share their honest take on which face scrubs get their skin glowing — and which ones do squat

15 Best and Worst Face Scrubs

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

You know that exfoliating is a crucial step in your skin care routine. It can help diminish fine lines and pore size and improve overall skin texture. But to get these awesome benefits, you have to use the right face scrub — and you don’t want to have to try a bunch of worthless ones to find the product that’ll work best. That’s why we put together this list of reader raves and rants.

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The Worst No. 6: Burt’s Bees Peach & Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub, $8

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.9

It leaves skin feeling “oily” and “doesn’t get rid of blackheads as promised.”

No. 5: Mario Badescu Strawberry Face Scrub, $15

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 6.7

“Do yourself a favor and skip this spring picnic.”

No. 4: St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub, $9.99

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 6.4

“I’m glad I bought this on sale because it has done nothing for my skin.”

Want to see the rest of the face scrubs on this list? Click here!

Hello Gorgeous!
Some say the summer is concert series time-but it’s too hot here in Arizona! Alas, when the temperatures drop to 100 and maybe even 98-it’s concert time! There are many events to go to starting this weekend!
So before you go-check out this short how to makeup video on applying a rock concert smokey eye with the new Smashbox Smokebox palette!

Product details:
Eye shadow and eyebrows: Smashbox Smokebox palette
Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous
Water line eyeliner Sante No. 3
Eyelashes: Ardell #111
Blush: Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink
Lips: Josie Maran ChaCha lip stain
Foundation: Sheer Cover Mineral Foundation in Nude
Lip gloss: YBF pink

63rd Prime Time EMMYS Sofia Vergara inspired look

9 Best Timesaving Beauty Products

These amazing, multi-tasking beauty products will save you from wasting precious minutes in the morning

9 Best Timesaving Beauty Products

This is a TotalBeauty.com beauty tips article

We know — with everything you’ve got to do in the morning, you don’t have time to futz with a complicated get-ready routine. That’s why we talked to top makeup artists and got them to dish about the best multi-tasking products that are guaranteed to shorten your morning makeup routine. You know, so you can hit that luxurious snooze button just one more time.

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Hello Gorgeous! I’ve been watching the show, but the opening red carpet photos interested me more? So on a commercial I made this video-and honestly, being dressed up has made watching more fun! Enjoy!

Hair: big hot rollers on the ends for 5 minutes, head turned upside down and a serious spritzing of WEN sweet almond mint volumizing spray, then finger loosen the curls and schmear in WEN texture balm for shine

YBF perfect prep face primer
Sheer Cover mineral foundation in Nude-but apply with a sponge to get very full coverage, then dust and blend with a large domed powder brush
Milani Baked Blush in Bellissimo Bronze
Eyeliner/eyebrows Sheer Cover Espresso pot creme eyeliner-I lined the top of my eyes with this in a wide cat eye look and then used a slant tip brush to draw in my eyebrows with it also
Eyeshadow: Borghese Amalfi Coastal plum
Eyelashes: Ardell #111
Lips:Milani Lip Flash in #5 Hot Flash

Getting an Emmy look is easy! Just watch the short video on follow along! Enjoy!

NFL season kick off-Laura Vikmanis ‘how to video’ for NFL Cheerleader look!

Hundreds of fragrances land on the desks of the Total Beauty editors each year, but these are the ones they’ll never stop wearing
Our Beauty Editors' Favorite Perfumes
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The way you smell plays a powerful role in defining who you are. These are the fragrances top beauty editors just can’t live without.
Hey Gorgeous!
Are you ready for some football? The NFL season
opens up on September 8th with the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers.
This beautiful single mom is NFL Ben-Gals cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals NFL team.
What’s so special you say?

She is the oldest cheerleader in the NFL-and that’s something to brag about because she auditioned at age 39 after her husband made the decision to break up his family for a younger woman.
Laura Vikmanis is obviously bright, intelligent and beautiful because she pursued a dream of becoming a cheerleader.
She didn’t maket the cut the first year-but, she kept working towards her dream and made it a reality the following season!
Ms. Vikmanis is now 42, gorgeous, and still on the cheerleading team as a Cincinnati Ben-Gal.
The NFL season is starting and you can get cheerleader ready with this short how to video!
Here is a list of the products I used:
YBF face primer
Avon Extra Lasting foundation
Josie Maran lip/cheek stain marker in Cha Cha
Milani Baked Blush in Bellissimo Bronze
Jemma Kidd Pro wrinkle serum/concealer for eyes
Too Faced Insurance eyelid primer
Makeup Designory summer palette
Milani LiquifEye in purple
L’Oreal Voluminous in black
Jordana lip liner in Mahogany
Avon Extra Lasting lipstick in X50
L’Occitane Pivoine Flora in Rose Ballerine
Tools: Eco Tools smudger and kabuki brush, Arbonne eyeshadow brushes, Trucco powder brush
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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

This is a TotalBeauty.com wavy hair article

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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