Weekend Beauty Read

Beauty Anonymous brings you Anna Sui Beach Collection for Summer 2008!

Mischo Beauty shares her best tips on how to prepare for a bikini wax and what to expect!

The Makeup Divas Beauty Blog is blown away by these ProSilk Hair Products!

The Muse shows you the solution to eyeshadow fall out woes with a review of Shadow Shields!

SugarShock Beauty is channelling fashion muse of the moment Amy Winehouse – (in a subtle way, we promise!) – with Stila’s new liquid eyeliner.

Beauty and Personal Grooming shares some DIY Antiwrinkle face masks

A Touch of Blusher can’t live without this foundation.

Beauty Blogging Junkie tells you how to channel the look of your fave The Hills girl here.

The Daily Cookie reviews a dupe for the popular MAC 187 blush brush for a fraction of the price!

Product Girl is having her first giveaway. Enter to win a Philosophy Breakfast in Bed Shower Gel Set from now until Monday night!

Makeup Moxie reviews Cargo Blu-Ray High Definition Mascara.

Glossypink reveals her favorite eyeshadow of all time!

Cybelesays Gets To The Shea Of Things with a feature on the best products out there containing the most Shea Butter

Just when you thought SPF 15 was safe, The Beauty Bug makes you think again, and tells you why you should up your dosage of SPF!

Spoiled Pretty hearts her T3 hair dryer. But what’s the one thing she would add to it? Find out what extra would push her head over heels…

Toya from “The Life of A Ladybug” still hasn’t decided how she feels about Bourjois and these eye products haven’t changed her mind.

Savvy Skin realizes her skin care obsession is ruining her career!

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog shows you how to get Mariah Carey’s look with MAC Heatherette Beauty Powder.

And, just in case you missed ours:

Tousled, textured hair is the top tress trend for Spring 2008! StyleBell shows you how to create Beachy Waves with your flat iron.

CEW Names the Insider’s Choice Finalists in Hair for 2008

HAIR CARE & COLORING: Hair Care and Coloring Product – Mass
Burt’s Bees – Very Volumizing Pomegranate & Soy Shampoo

Clairol – Nice ‘n Easy ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss

Garnier – Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray

John Frieda Collection – John Frieda Frizz-Ease Thermal Protection Serum

L’Oréal Paris – VIVE Pro Nutri Gloss Shampoo for Medium to Long Hair

HAIR CARE & COLORING: Hair Care and Coloring Product – Prestige
Aveda – Aveda Be Curly Curl Control

Frederic Fekkai – COIFF Contrôle Ironless Straightening Balm

Kérastase Paris – Ciment Thermique

Origins – Origins Organics Conditioning Hair Oil

PHYTO – PHYTODENSIUM SERUM

-StraightBelle

The Hills go fresh with Alicia Keyes and Dove

Have you heard about the new go fresh product line from Dove? This new line hopes to inspire young women in their 20’s with a fresh perspective – to stop pressuring themselves to achieve it all in like ten minutes – and to recognize a wider definition of success and feel beautiful about themselves. We like that. A lot!

This fragrance-driven collection comes in three invigorating scents so you can select each one to match your state of mind: Refresh (waterlilly and mint), Energize (sparking grapefruit and lemongrass), and Cool off (green tea and cucumber). I could use a little Energize right now – LOL!

Keep an eye out for Dove’s new collection on…. The Hills! Yes, Dove has teamed up with MTV to present Fresh Takes, a new micro-series, starring Alicia Keys (love her!) which follows the lives of three roommates in their mid-twenties living in New York City. Sounds perfect for The Hills, no?

Wanna see the promo?

This fab new line includes body mists, deodorants, personal wash, hand and body lotion, and of course shampoos and conditioners – yay! You can watch the mini-series, and Alicia every week during The Hills. There will be five 3-minute episodes, each one touching on a pressure point of 20-something women: beauty, career, dating, family and friends.

I love, love, LOVE The Hills. I’m totally on team Lauren….

Having Fun with Hair Extensions

Longing for those long lovely locks? Try some hair extensions! In this video clip, Johnny Lavoy shows us how to attach hair clips (yep, a little sewing here!) to hair extensions. I’d definitely enlist a friend for this one – you’ll probably need some help sectioning and clipping the extensions to the back of your hair. Plus you want someone there to tell you how fabulous you look when you’re done, don’t you?

Weekend Beauty Read

SugarShock thinks she may have found her signature scent, and as it turns out, it’s the perfect perfume for spring.

The Makeup Divas reviews Mac Fafi Lipsticks.

The Daily Cookie brings you the scoop behind Danity Kane’s Welcome to the Dollhouse album cover photoshoot. Check out her exclusive Q&A with makeup artist JJ Jacobucci!

Beauty Anonymous brings you Chanel Limited-edition Highlighting Powders Duo!

A Touch of Blusher picks the top 10 spring 2008 collections.

Mischo Beauty shares a lesson on sun damage and the importance of using sunscreen.

Temtpalia has a weekend getaway you’re bound to enjoy at the Pacific Palms Resort & Spa.

Raging Rouge gets her drink on in the only way a pregnant woman can… with tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic shows you how to recreate Stila’s look from Wayne Lee Fall 2008!

The Beauty of Life finds a way to keep her skin sparkling with Bliss Steep Clean!

Cybelesays checks out the latest in organic fragrances with a new favorite from Tsi~La

Stylish Opinion finds any reason, any reason at all, to try out caffeinated soap.

The Beauty Blog Network interviews new member Mischo Beauty.

Elke shares her fav drugstore beauty products.

Beauty and Personal Grooming tells you to cover your gray with touch-up sticks.

Beauty Blogging Junkie has fallen for the crazy spatula-like applicator and holographic shine of this lip gloss by Thierry Mugler.

The Muse Hauls Heatherette! Check out her first impressions on this new MAC Collection!

Ever thought about changing your hair because someone else says you should? Mystical Beauty’s Musings tells you why you shouldn’t in Cutting Long Hair

Savvy Skin realizes most of her favorite skin care and beauty items are Old-School Beauty products.

marina from makeup loves me meets the heatherette boys (pictures included!) and checks out their collaboration with MAC.

Makeup Moxie has a tragic love affair with Sue Devitt Microquatic Lash Line Enhancer

Glossypink has found the pale pink lipstick of her dreams!

Face Candy looks at the new Guerlain Terracotta goodies.

Toya tried the tarte health couture collection and she’s feeling healthy, beautiful, and oh so couture!

Product Girl takes a peak at Creative Scentualization’s Perfumers Palette.

Pursebuzz.com tries a new look with Heatherette Pigments, check out the video tutorial here!

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog gives you swatches of Chanel’s new summer makeup collection, woot!

Spoiled Pretty has found the definitive eyebrow kit. Find out what it is!

Don’t miss your chance to enter All Lacquered Up’s Sally Hansen Giveaway. You could be one of three winners to receive the Tracey Reese for Sally Hansen Salon line collection.

And, just in case you missed ours: 

Sure you’re in love with your flat iron, but are your strands silky straight and FLAT? StyleBell shows you how to Volumize Straight Strands.

Hairstyle How To: A Super Simple Bun

All you need are two ponytail holders and a quick minute to watch this video and you’ll be able to create a simple, stylish hairstyle that’s both simple and chic. Everywhere we look we see buns, buns, buns!

Three Healthy Dandruff Recipes

Got dandruff? Don’t let those flakes get you down, wipe ’em out with these tried and true all natural dandruff destroying recipes:

1- Green Tea

  • Add two green tea teabags to one cup of boiling water and steep for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the teabags and place the cup in the fridge overnight.
  • The following day, take the cooled tea with you into the shower
  • Wet your hair thoroughly first, then pour the cold tea over your scalp
  • Massage into scalp for one minute
  • Shampoo and condition as usual
  • Use 2-3 times a week until dandruff subsides

2- White Vinegar

  • 1/2 cup of white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • Combine the water and vinegar together in a small cup.
  • Wet your hair thoroughly first, then pour the cold tea over your scalp
  • Massage into scalp for one minute
  • Shampoo and condition as usual
  • Use 1-2 times a week until dandruff subsides

3- Rosemary and Oil

  • Add 4-5 drops of rosemary essential oil to 1/2 tablespoon of olive (or sunflower) oil
  • Mix in hands and massage thoroughly into scalp before bed
  • For extra conditioning, comb the mixture through hair strands
  • Cover hair with plastic cap or towel to keep hair away from pillowcases
  • Shampoo and condition as usual
  • Can be used up to 4X a month

If you have dandruff, your scalp is already in an unhealthy, sensitive state, these natural remedies have been known to fight dandruff and other dry scalp issues gently and effectively.

-CurlyBelle

2008 InStyle Best Beauty Buys for Hair

Here they are, the 2008 InStyle Best Beauty Buys for hair. Steal or splurge, drugstore or department store, the only requirement is that these products work, and work well! We love that. Pricey potions and drugstore finds go head to head in one of our favorite competitions of all time….and the winners are:

L’Oreal Professionnel Colorist Collection
BEST COLOR-REFRESHING SHAMPOO

Kerastase
BEST OVERALL SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

Redken Color Extend
BEST SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR COLOR-TREATED HAIR

Pantene Pro-V
BEST INEXPENSIVE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

Citre Shine Shine Mist Spray Laminator
BEST SHINE SPRAY

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Serum
BEST ANTI-FRIZZ PRODUCT

L’Oreal Professionnel Texture Expert Infinium Spray
BEST HAIRSPRAY

Bumble & Bumble Styling Cream
BEST STYLING CREAM

Phytovolume Actif Volumizer Spray
BEST VOLUMIZER

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Shape Paste
EDITORS’ PICK

Conair Infiniti Tourmaline Ionic Styler
BEST INEXPENSIVE BLOW-DRYER

FHI Heat Runway
BEST FLAT IRON

Spornette
BEST INEXPENSIVE BRUSH

Mason Pearson Handy Bristle
BEST PADDLE BRUSH

T3 Bespoke Labs Featherweight
BEST BLOW-DRYER

Marilyn Ovali Pro
BEST ROUND BRUSH

Hot Tools Professional Spring Iron
BEST CURLING IRON

Want to see the other InStyle Best Beauty Buys? See the entire list.

-CurlyBelle