Monday, February 25, 2013


Hollywood's hottest flanked the Red Carpet at the Oscars.
Show stopping, glamorous looks from Hollywood's A List~
                         My pick? Halle Berry....
              Looking breathtaking in her gorgeous, 
            metallic Versace gown that hugged every 
     one of her fabulous curves~  CLASSIC HALLE
REVLON Brand Ambassador Halle's makeup was flawless!

TREND ALERT~ As I stated in an earlier post from the Grammy the Oscar's we again saw a lot of STRAPLESS, bare shoulders, bare necklines, minimal jewelry which translated to understated glamour.  As seen on my favorites from the night Jessica Chastain in Armani, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence in Dior.


Let's not forget our Host for the evening! 
Seth MacFarlane with his hilarious skits was a breath of fresh air....and who knew he could sing?!?  Perfectly groomed by ART OF SHAVING Diana Schmitdke Brand Ambassador to compliment his two tuxes for the show Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana.
In preparations for a long night hosting and after parties, Diana opted for The Royal Shave a clean shaven look all night with straight razor shave at the Art of Shaving's Barber Spa.

(photos courtesy Getty Images)

Saturday, February 23, 2013


I have a skincare confession that I'm ready to divulge.........I found a product that gives you that-
"I just had a facial" look with a 3 second swipe of a cream.  The instant glow is compliments of LUSH SKIN TINTS.

Feeling Younger contains pigments which work as reflectors on the skin, making your face look bright, youthful and like you just had a facial :))                                                                           
Charisma is a blend of golden colors that warms even the palest skin tones to give a your face a beautiful bronzed glow.  BOTH ARE ONLY $18 EACH!

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Co-Founder and Inventors, Rowena Bird and Helen Ambrosen have developed MANY fabulous products, so if you haven't discovered LUSH yet- check them out!


Thursday, February 21, 2013


Hot off the ePress!  TOTAL BEAUTY previews the latest beauty trends to watch for this weekend on the celeb glitterati.   So take note and check out their latest way to stay on trend and take advantage of their COLLECTION SAMPLER KITS.  

Trend: Downton Abbey-inspired hair
Seen on: Michelle Dockery, Naomi Watts

Get the Look: Garnier Fructis Brilliantine Shine Glossing Spray, ($4)

Trend: Nails as accessories Seen on: Miranda, Jennifer, Carrie Underwood


Get the look: L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail Lingerie, ($9)

Trend: Bolder-than-bold Lips Seen on: Rihanna, Beyonce

Get the Look: NYC Smooch Proof 16HR Lip Stain in Rock on Ruby, ($5)

Trend: Strong, Defined Brows
Seen on: Katy Perry, Megan Fox

Get the Look: E.L.F. Studio Eyebrow Kit, ($3)

Trend: Smoky Eye 2.0
Seen on: Mila Kunis, Taylor Swift, Katharine McPhee

Get the look: Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Duo Glossy Liquid Liner, ($7)


Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Okay, its "do or die-trying" time-  in other words-  SPRINGTIME IS COMING!
Springtime means warmer weather....warmer weather means less clothing....less clothing means if your not already where you want to be physically- get your shit together NOW :))
I've been featuring some fabulous boutique fitness studios on my show.  Each has it's own flavor but all deliver results.  This week my blog will shine the spotlight on each one to inspire you to get creative in your fitness routine and prepare for Spring~

With 3 amazing locations to choose from, and a phenomenal raw juice bar on site to restore and re-fuel, the bodybar is 
just what it's acyronym inspires you to be~ Beautiful, Athletic and Real.


Thursday, February 14, 2013


Happy Valentines Day!!  For all you hopeless romantics this one's for you~  I had to wait to post this on the day when romance is celebrated nationwide because it might be a little too sickening sweet for some of you to take on any ol' day........Introducing:  TWITTENS!
Twitten Mittens The world's first Two Handed Mitten!
Two hands fit into one Twitten Mitten. A great way to hold hands with your sweetheart and stay warm! 

                             Yes,  LOVE the unique fun concept, and these adorable Twittens make a statement   for Valentines Day~  The tricky part?!?....Try getting my husband of 23 years to give them a trial run :)

          happy valentines day!!  happy shopping!!  happy valentines day!!  happy shopping!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Being a creature of habit with certain things, when I was sent WRINKLE PREVENTION PILLOW to review I was a little hesitant.  To say sleep is VERY important to me is an understatement.  You know what they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it :))  As a side sleeper, the only thing I would like to fix is waking up with those ugly sleep lines which of course cause wrinkles over time.

Wrinkle Prevention Pillow combines the comfort of sleeping
on a luxurious memory foam pillow AND is ergonomically designed to be extremely comfortable. The pillow lifts and cradles your face so you do not develop
permanent sleep lines and wrinkles on your face, neck and chest while you sleep. 

So I gave it a week.....and I can attest, it was very comfortable as it cradles your head.  It took a few days for me to get used to, but it didn't hamper my sleep patterns, and guess what?  Not only no ugly sleep lines, but since it elevates your head I didn't wake up with puffy eyes, even after a night of rare indulgence :))  It's a keeper~


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Pamper Yourself

Hello Beauties!  On this cold, blustery day I decided not to venture outside and treat myself to a Home Spa Day-  Lotions and potions aside, I have to say pampering a la casa had its benefits......I felt refreshed and rejuvenated and never had to leave the house.   Here's what I did~

STEP 1- Run a steaming hot bath filling it with FRESH SAKE BATH- a delicious, purifying soak inspired by Japanese bathing rituals that includes pure sake.
STEP 2- REPECHAGE EYE RESCUE PADS - I closed my eyes and soaked with these fabulous infused eye pads made with real seaweed and natural tea extracts.  The anti-oxidant and anti aging benefits from both properties are the ultimate 10 minute vacation for eyes.

STEP 3- SYSTEME 41 MASQUE  - A rejuvenating masque made of Amazon White Clay that decongests pores and lifts impurities.  I left it on as directed for 20 minutes as a hydrating Spa Treatment.
STEP 4-ALTERNA CAVIAR REPAIRX HAIR MASQUE - A magical hair treatment with encapsulated microbeads that help to restructure strands, filling in gaps and tears while smoothing the hair cuticle.

With all the self tanners I use, this one is a must!  A gentle BODY MASQUE that polishes and exfoliates away my old self tanner with natural, non-abrasive pineapple fruit enzyme. It removes non-vital skin cells and smoothes the surface of the skin, leaving only young and healthy skin cells.  

Friday, February 1, 2013


You could say I'm a lip gloss connoisseur ~
Lip Gloss:  My lips feel naked without it, so therefore I simply cannot live without it.
Requirements: Long lasting, Bright hues, Glossy but not sticky, and the wand applicator needs
"feel good" when gliding it across my lips.  Packaging is important too.
I have my loyal favorites but a new contender has made my husband happy.
Yes, that's HUSBAND.  The man I kiss on a daily basis is very happy with my latest find~
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    LIPSENSE- A long lasting liquid lip color, similar to a lip stain that is KISS PROOF.
    Lipsense is actually not just smooch proof, its smudge proof and budge proof.  With over 50 shades to choose from, I have personally witnessed long lasting lip color for over 6 hours! reapplying for HOURS. Not to mention no telltale lip gloss marks on drinking glasses, coffee mugs, and husbands :))
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