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A Happy Turkey day to all!

With all the craziness that Thanksgiving brings – we know you need a smile so check out these adorable Thanksgiving cookies from NY-based Eleni’s! Seriously, how cute is the tong and apron cookie in this “Turkey Dinner” set?     And don’t get us started on these “Turkey Cab” ones! Y’all have a wonderful THANKSGIVING and enjoy your time with your families! 🙂    

Skincare 101: Portion Control – How Much of Skincare Products do you Need to Apply?

Sometimes I wonder if I’m putting to little or too much of my favorite skincare products. Well, thanks to Real Simple magazine’s handy SKINCARE PORTION CONTROL GUIDE in their September issue, now you know how  much you should be using: Moisturizer w/SPF: Quarter-size. This amount will cover your face, neck and ears for a day. Go straight from fingertips to face otherwise you’ll wind up with a too-thin, underprotective layer. Exfoliating... 

Fangs – the latest Japanese Beauty Trend

Even though Halloween is over, hold onto those vampire fangs since you may need it the next time you’re in Tokyo! Called “yaeba” in Japanese (or the American equivalent of snaggletooth), this latest Japanese trend has countless Japanese young women rushing to their dentists for re-shaping their teeth into sharper, fang-like look. Why? “The gapped tooth is sort of preorthodontic or early development, and the naturally occurring... 

Cleansing 101 Guide: Choosing a Facial Cleanser

With the weather changes, choosing a cleanser can be difficult because you have to tailor it to your exact skin type so that you thoroughly clean and cleanse your face without leaving it tight or dry. First, you need to figure out what your skin type is. There are generally 4 types: Normal, Dry, Oily, and Combination Dry/Oily. If you’re not sure what your skin type is, consult with a dermatologist. Next is finding the right cleanser type for... 

How to Make your Makeup & Hair Last All Day

Don’t you hate it when friends or co-workers neglect to tell you that your eyeliner is running or your cheeks are super oily? By mid-afternoon, its definitely time to re-apply your hair & makeup and thanks to Real Simple‘s guide to MAKING HAIR & MAKEUP LAST, there’s no need to rely on anyone anymore! FOUNDATION: Try to use oil-free foundation is the best since they don’t contain ingredients like emollient that makes... 

Makeup 101: How to Apply Makeup in the Right Order

A few months ago we ran a story on HOW TO PUT ON SKINCARE PRODUCTS IN ORDER. This time, we’d like to share HOW TO PUT ON MAKEUP IN ORDER, thanks to the folks at Latina magazine! Moisturizer – Always use one with minimum SPF30 Primer – Stops foundation from mixing with your moisturizer or soaking into the skin Foundation Concealer Blush/Bronzer – Must apply in the beginning since these tend to fade fast Powder – If any... 

Say Goodbye to Indoor Tanning! CA bans Indoor Tanning

Readers remember how we mentioned last year that there was now a 10% taxadded to indoor tanning salons? Well get ready to say goodbye to indoor tanning salons all together! Starting Jan. 1st, 2012, CA residents under 18 will NOT be allowed to use ultraviolet tanning devices. The new law was recently signed by CA Gov. Jerry Brown and supercedes the existing law that requires consent from a parent or legal guardian for people ages 14-18 who want to... 

A Guide to Reading Beauty Product Labels: What Works & What Doesn’t

Ladies, have you ever gone shopping for new makeup or skincare products and realized you had no idea what any of the ingredients on the product label mean? Reading and understanding product labels  is important to your health and well-being so here’s a handy guide (thanks Real Simple magazine) to READING BEAUTY-PRODUCT LABEL TERMS: Clinically Proven – The product had some kind of testing done in a clinical setting like a lab. You need... 

New Study shows the Impt. of Wearing Makeup

A new study performed by Procter & Gamble, claims that wearing makeup has a significant impact on how people perceive women – more importantly, that women seem “more attractive competent, likable and trustworthy.” Study participants were shown photos of women either wearing no makeup or wearing one of three different cosmetic looks — natural, professional or glamorous. In the first study, subjects were first shown images... 

Bye Bye Hair Straightening: FDA Steps In

For those of you addicted to hair straightening, it might be time to say farewell to hair straightening company, Brazilian Blowout. After months of debate, testing by multiple agencies and major denials  by company, Brazilian Blowout, the FDA has finally stepped in and issued an ultimatum to get its act together by yesterday, September 12th. The FDA tested their products and found a whopping 8.7 – 10.4% formaldehyde content in their formula.... 

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