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Heads Up: Estee Lauder’s Having A Huge Beauty Giveaway Tomorrow

We don’t care how much money you have — or don’t have — there’s nothing like free stuff. One of the best deals we’ve heard of in ages is getting ready to assault your senses, or more to the point, your skin, in mere hours. Estee Lauder is giving away a quarter million bottles of their new night cream this Thursday (that’s tomorrow!). The cream, called Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex (say that three times fast), will be handed out across the country from 5 to 9 pm at Estee Lauder department and specialty store counters. These ain’t no skimpy samples by the way. They’re giving you enough to last 10 days. Just enough time to get hooked… Go here for more deets! Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Fran Lebowitz On How To Age Well

“When people say, ‘Doesn’t Gloria [Vanderbilt] look great? She’s 85.’ I say, ‘Yes, she was a raving beauty when she was 20,’ that’s the key. Very helpful.”

Fran Lebowitz on why her friend Gloria Vanderbilt looks so awesome for her age. So put the Botox away. Either ya got it or ya don’t. [WWD]
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Matte Nail Polish Is Lackluster In A Good Way

The hot summer weather might be making us glistening with sweat, but the of-the-moment trend for nails is the opposite of shiny. A tar-like matte black nail polish popped up courtesy of KO Knock Out Cosmetics a couple months ago, and now other colors are available from that company and others are available. And, if you have a favorite shade that doesn’t come in flat finish, a matte top coat will take away any polish’s sheen. Now if only we had a product that could keep us from sweating on a 90-degree day. Keep reading »

Life Is, Like, SO Hard For Beautiful People

There’s a 2-minute documentary worth checking out on the Sundance Channel’s website called “Not Pretty, Really.” The short film is part of a series called “The Art of Seduction” and explores some of the trials and tribulations of beautiful people. That’s right, you guys — it’s super hard being good looking!! Sure, there are the occasional perks the participants in the documentary acknowledge, like free pitas from Pita Pit, rides in private jets, and being paid to sit in windows of fancy restaurants to attract other diners, but the beautiful people want others to know it isn’t always easy being so hot. For example, it gets “frustrating” when people come up to you ALL day to tell you how beautiful you are! And you can never be the “funny girl,” or the “smart girl,” or the “interesting girl” when all anyone sees you as is the “pretty girl.” And sometimes people stare at you like you’re an object! Oh, and other times people just ASSUME things about you like you’re conceited or not smart. One pretty girl even suffered the trauma of people gasping when she won an English award in school! And still, other women have had to be friends with only gay men because they’re the only ones who don’t constantly objectify them. Gosh, I never realized just how hard some people had it… Keep reading »

Homemade Beauty Secrets

Ugh, I always manage to be “that girl” at the party, whether I’m drinking or someone else is drinking somehow wine spills onto my clothes. Thanks to my mom though I know that if I grab some salt from the kitchen I can scrub it out before the stain sets. After talking to a few of my other mom’s friends and neighbors I’ve rounded up some homemade beauty secrets that have been passed down from moms to daughter over the years.

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Amber Rose Mini-Me’s and How To Be One Too

She’s got a great body, great style, and a great haircut. But what really sets stripper, turned Ford model Amber Rose apart is that face! In our book, her flawless skin and minimalist makeup trumps the luxury clothes and super-star boyfriend, Kanye West, anyday! Her stans agree! Take a quick look online at party pics from across the country and you’ll spot a growing crew of girls who are sporting Roses’ signature cropped and colored do; rouged lips, and fresh face. Sure, you are a long way from stripping (maybe not) and snagging a super star boyfriend, but you can always try Amber’s look. Here are a few products to help you achieve it. Keep reading »

Crave: The Wonderbar (Win One!)

Conventional beauty wisdom tells you to never, ever use a bar of soap on your face. Now meet Wonderbar, a product that throws all of that out the window. The face soap is made from Austrian Heilmoor, a clay created over 3,000 years ago, which has a detoxing effect on your skin. Work up a lather on your face, let it sit for a minute or two, and notice how your skin instantly tightens. The other benefits read a bit like a miracle product: Clear acne! Deep cleansing! Smoothing! Lightens pigmentation! And now yours for the low, low, price of…free! If you win one in this week’s giveaway. Otherwise… [$40, Wonderbar.com]

We’re giving away three Wonderbars, but you have to work if you want to win. The best commenter for this coming week—from today, Friday, July 3 through Thursday, July 9—will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

Crave: Mario Badescu Facial Spray (Win One!)

If you need to refresh your face during these hot summer months, Mario Badescu’s facial spray is a great way to do it without hopping in the shower five times a day. The spray is made with aloe and rosewater and smells like, well, roses. It works well on all skin types and delivers a pleasant pick-me-up with each spritz. Plus, it’s versatile and can be used to set makeup and hydrate hair, as well. Best of all, Mario Badescu is against animal testing, so you can feel great — not guilty — using the product. Spray away! [$7, Mario Badescu]

We’re giving away five bottles of Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray with aloe, herbs, and rosewater, but you have to work if you want to feel refreshed whenever you want. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, June 26 through Thursday, July 2 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

The Best Things In Life To Fake

I am not a huge fan of “keeping it real.” Real often sucks. Where does real usually leave me? For starters: pale, too broke to afford jewelry I really want, mousy mop-topped and sleep deprived. I am not suggesting we all become cookie-cutter Barbies and I am all for embracing what nature gave us, yet there are just a few guilty pleasures in life where the fake version is indeed better than the real deal. Keep reading »

Is Jessica Simpson The Best Person To Lead A Conversation About Unrealistic Beauty Standards?

When I heard a few months ago that pop star Jessica Simpson was considering a reality TV show about “real beauty,” I was thrilled. Finally! A celeb who sought to use the negative press attention towards her and spin it a positive way! In the wake of the offensive tabloid lynch mob over Simpson’s “mom jeans” weight gain, taking the high road seemed like a classy thing to do.

The details of said show are finally out: in a docu-series called “The Price of Beauty” for VH1, Simpson will travel around the world speaking to women about the lengths they go to to achieve physical perfection, including their diets, clothes and beauty regimens.

It does sounds like a cool premise for a TV program. But when I read Jessica’s statement regarding her show, I came to my senses about just who the feel-good, body-positive “messenger” is. Keep reading »

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