Total Beauty Bloggers know how difficult it is to juggle a job, family, and keeping your finger on the pulse of beauty. So the girls and Paul have selected the best of the best of the week.
Happy New Year! Adios 2008! Fresh from our holiday staycation, we are feeling very mavericky and ready to offer you a 2009 beauty bailout. Argh! Feeling sick to your stomach yet? We are, too.
GWBBB New Year's resolution was to banish overused cliches. The words "recessionista" and "fashionista" and any "-nistas"are hereby banned from this blog. As you know, this blog is for real women. Real women are too smart and complex for which to assign one overused cliche. Real women need real advice without spinning a web of overused words.
So without further adieu, we give you the new 2009 GWBBB!
After a wonderful Christmas, beauty bloggers are stepping it up for the new year. From giveways to the scoop on spring beauty collections, the girls have their fingers on the pulse of beauty, and their hearts are beating fast.
We're intoxicated on apple pie this morning. There's nothing better in life than starting Saturday morning out with a massive piece of the best Thanksgiving apple pie. We are grateful for many things, but right now, apple pie is at the top of the list. Apple pie and our fabulous network of Total Beauty bloggers.
With Black Friday shopping accomplished, just keep those tootsies warmed in those pink fuzzy slippers and ratty robe (we knew you needed a new one for the holidays and mentioned to Significant Other to get you a new one this holiday) and sit back and enjoy what some of the best beauty bloggers have been chattin' up this week. From free giveaways to tips for holiday travel to holiday hair, my Total Beauty network partners have compiled a one-stop beauty experience in Total Beauty Web Tour.
Ah, you may want to grab that last piece of apple pie before you start reading.
Need your beauty fix for the weekend? Satisfy your addiction with the best beauty tips, from beauty blogs from the Total Beauty Web Tour.
Current articles on GWBBB:
Reese Witherspoon's new angled bob haircut frames her adorable heart shaped face, but do you know what shampoos she uses to keep her locks looking gorgeous?
Which hairstyle do you like better?
Oh, how I love New Year's Day. January 1st brings with it a refreshing and miraculous excitement to our lives. It's like a metamorphosis for many of us – a chance to change and grow, a chance to wipe one's slate clean. Over the next two weeks, I will offer 12 beauty and fashion essentials to transform your mind and body into the best you that you can be.
Many women and girls' resolutions include improving one's health, fitness, and appearance. These include losing weight or eating sensibly and exercising on a regular basis. For others, it's more about personal development, enjoying your life while making conscious decisions on a daily basis about how you feel, it's about having more control over your own actions and emotions.
The bottom line, everybody who makes a resolution is resolving to make 2008 better than 2007. The 12 beauty and fashion essentials will catapult you into 2008 feeling happier, healthier, and classically stylish.
- Wear Color.
- Befriend a good tailor.
- Adopt a good skin care regimen.
- Bankroll the basics.
- Clean out your makeup bag.
- Invest in a great handbag.
- Find your perfect jeans.
- Wear what you love.
- Tame your mane.
- Diet is not a four letter word.
- Move that body.
- Be comfortable in your own skin.
"What's a good way to keep your makeup from fading/disappearing later in the day without caking it on and looking like a doll?"
Vanessa Dunn, Sephora Pro Beauty Team expert, helped me out with this one.
Her response: "A great way to keep your makeup from fading/disappearing later in the day, without caking it on, is with foundation primer, eyeshadow primer, a cheek stain and lip stain. Start with a foundation primer. They're light, sheer, and create a barrier on your skin, so that when you perspire your makeup is not lifted. Similar to foundation primers, eyeshadow primers allow for shadow to remain on the lids, and last, throughout the day. It's important to make sure that your primer is dry before applying shadow. What I love about cheek stains and lip stains are that they’re waterproof, have a high concentration of pigment (color) and dry very quickly, so you don't have to worry about reapplying. Stains can be applied with your finger, which you should also use for blending. Keep in mind, since stains are waterproof, you'll need to work quickly before the stain dries. Stains come in various formulas and shades, so it's easy to choose one that's right for you. For a natural shade to compliment your skin tone, simply match the color to the palm of your hand."