Wednesday, September 22, 2010

10 Best Make Up Secrets Revealed

Posted by ♥Elena R♥ at 11:49 AM 0 comments
Want to look like you just stepped out of a beauty salon — every day? Uncover the industry's ten best makeup secrets (plus one bonus tip).

Makeup artists have a few tricks up their sleeves when it comes to creating beautiful looks for women. For Vincent Longo, makeup artist and creative director of Vincent Longo Cosmetics, his best-kept secret comes from the red carpet. "When doing makeup for celebrities before big events, I always make sure to stain the cheeks and lips before applying the foundation," he says. "So if their makeup wears off during the night, the stained cheeks and lips will continue to glow from underneath." It's a foolproof beauty back-up plan!
Now here are ten more makeup secrets, revealed.

  •  A Fresh Face — Resist the urge to powder your face every time you refresh your makeup — the result will look cakey. Instead, use blotting papers to keep makeup intact as you remove excess moisture.
  • Choosing a Concealer — Follow this rule of thumb when picking the right concealer for your skin's undertones: If your skin tends to be ruddy (reddish), use a green color corrective stick; if you have a sallow (yellow) complexion, look for a concealer in shades of lilac or pink. Olive or darker skin tones need a peachy or apricot concealer.
  • A Natural Flush — Cream blushes and cheek stains will give your face a rosy glow that looks natural. Use your fingertips to blend the product into the apples of your cheeks in a circular motion. Note that peaches and golden hues look beautiful on fairer complexions; coral shades look best on medium skin tones; and mauves and burgundies are most flattering on darker complexions.
  • Defined Cheekbones — Use this simple contouring trick: After applying blush or bronzer to your face, lightly swipe a highlighting powder (a frosted off-white eye shadow will work!) on your cheekbones just above and below the color you've applied. This creates an instant face-flattering effect!
  • Being a Bronzed Beauty — Fake a bake by sweeping golden brown bronzing powder along your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. A powder with light-reflective pigment will give an "airbrushed" glow. Just be careful not to go too dark for your natural skin tone.
  • Subtle, Sexy Eyes — Smoky eyes aren't for everyone. If you're fair skinned, the look can be too much. Instead, opt for nude eye shadow (flattering on everyone!) or a pale gold on lids and gray, not black, eyeliner.
  • Perfectly Lined Lids — Unsteady hands can make it a challenge to apply liquid eyeliner. To ensure a smooth line, apply your eyeliner by painting little dots along your lash line, as close to the lashes as possible, then connect the dots. Easy!
  • Long, Lush Lashes — The key to lashes with tons of length and fullness is to use two types of mascara. Start with a lengthening mascara (bristles are close together to better grip lashes and spread the product from base to tip), then follow up with a thickening mascara, which has dense bristles to build volume.
  • Fabulously Full Lips — To plump up thin lips, exfoliate once a week to stimulate blood flow. Try a lip scrub or just use a moistened toothbrush to gently slough your lips. Then apply clear gloss to the center of your bottom lips — this helps reflect the light to make your pout pop even more.
  • Lip Color With Staying Power — If you want your lip color to last all day, apply lipstick with a lip brush, and then add a coat of translucent powder to set the color. Repeat this once or twice and you can be sure your radiant red lips won't budge.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

GiftZip. Movement to Greener

Posted by ♥Elena R♥ at 8:30 AM 0 comments

Join in the campaign to promote greener gift giving by spreading the word about’s service, which provides individuals with a plastic-free means by which to send and receive eGift cards. The winner of the Pick Your Own Prize giveaway will be able to select their prize: A Kindle to save some trees, an Ipod for digital downloads, or a Nintendo Wii for a virtual good time. Additionally, the blogger, site, or individual that referred the winner will receive a $50 eGift card to a retailer of their choice.

  • Must be a legal U.S. Resident 
  • Up to 50 entries will be accepted per person
  • Entrants must follow the Submission Process 
  • There is no cost for submitting an entry

Submission Process
There are several different ways you can participate in spreading the message and we urge you to do as much or as little as you like.

Connect with Facebook:
  1. Comment on our Facebook wall. Tell us you're entering, along with the name of the site, blog, or person that referred you to the giveaway and which prize you think you might select if you win.
  2. "Like" GiftZip's Facebook Page: (unliking us and re-liking us will not count toward an entry)
  3. Mention us in a Facebook Status update. Be sure to tag @giftzip so that we are aware that you’re talking about us.


  1. Follow GiftZip on Twitter: (unfollowing and re-following us will not count as an entry)
  2. Retweet the giveaway. Each Retweet will count as an entry for up to 10 entries. Please do not re-tweet one after another.
  3. Mention Talk about the movement to greener gift giving, the harmful effects of plastic gift cards, give us a shout out, or include us in your Follow Friday post. Be sure to tag us, @giftzip and add the hash tag #gogreenwithgiftzip.

For complete information please visit:!/GiftZip?v=app_6009294086

Monday, September 13, 2010

Pure Heat Wet to Dry Flat Iron

Posted by ♥Elena R♥ at 1:16 PM 0 comments
Pure Heat Wet-to-Dry Flat Iron is a eco friendly styling tool that creates smooth and shiny hair, while making a minimal impact on the environment.
A portion of the sale of each Pure Heat product will be donated to EarthShare, who supports a nationwide network of America's leading non-profit environmental and conservation organizations.

Pure Heat Wet to Dry Fla Iron


  • Infused with Nano tourmaline technology which is naturally biodegradable  

  • Ceramic fusion technology from NASA prevents rough spots, chemical stains and chipping 
  • 1 1/4 inch floating plates for controlled slip without tension or pull
  • Creates healthy shiny styles
  • Multiple air directors release hot air for accelerated drying

  • Made of 50% recycled material and 14% recycled components

  • Light-weight, only 15 oz.
  • Heats from 170 to 390 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Swivel cord 
  • Ergonomic design with digital enhancement screen with wide viewing temperature guage 

    Flat Iron
  • Includes thermal travel bag 
  • RoHS compliant for non-toxic materials 
  • Water soluble ink packaging
Thermal bag
I love this flat iron! You save time with this! Before I use to do this:
- 1st day: Dry my hair with a hair dryer (1 hour).
- 2nd day: Do my hair with a flat iron (1 hour).

I always use to do that because I did not want to spend two hours doing that... But that change with this Flat Iron! Let your silky and shiny!

Left side Straight and Right side without straightening

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Children's Benadryl Dosage: Antihistamines for babies and toddlers

Posted by ♥Elena R♥ at 9:47 PM 1 comments
A children's Benadryl dosage chart can help you determine the right amount of antihistamine to give your baby. Check out the Benadryl dosage chart on BabyZone.

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