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Friday
Oct252013

Lancôme Celebrates Génifique Day TODAY.

With Lancôme’s radiance boosting Génifique collection, you can reveal a more youthful you every day. Today, you can reveal a more youthful you AND contribute to the life-saving children’s research and treatment. Lancôme invites you to support National Génifique Day, which is today.

Lancôme Celebrates Génifique Day

For every bottle of Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate or Génifique Eye Light-Pearl sold at participating Lancôme counters nationwide today, October 25, 2013, a donation of $7 will be given directly to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate is Lancôme’s award-winning activating serum that targets radiance, vibrancy and softness. Génifique will give you visibly younger skin in just 7 days. Génifique Eye Light-Pearl is an eye-illuminating serum that gives the eyes a more luminous and smoother appearance in just 7 days.

If you can't make it to a counter today, I have a super easy way for you to join in the effort too. Simply Instagram a photo of your hands in the shape of a heart with the hashtag #LancomeGivesBack and Lancôme will donate $1 to St. Jude.

For more information on the events and the partnership, please visit genifiqueday.com.

Thursday
Oct242013

Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem: Week 13.

I can't believe that I have been on the Nutrisystem plan for over 3 months now. It has really become a way of life for me. I know what I am supposed to eat and when I am supposed to eat it. I know how much exercise that I am supposed to fit in each day. It is routine. It is the point of the plan. The fact that it is working for me is amazing.

The point that I want to make in this post, which I am going to keep brief because it is straightforward, is that the plan works. You just have to follow it and stick to it for it to work.

There are no excuses when it comes to a plan like Nutrisystem. It has worked for thousands of people. The fact is that you have to follow it for it to work. You have to follow it each and every day. Put in the work. Eat the food. Drink the water. Do the exercise. The weight will come off.

I did my work this week and I saw more weight come off. This week I lost another 1 pound, bringing my total weight loss to 22 pounds. I am thrilled that I found a plan that I can stick to!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog.

Disclosure: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me with the Nustrisystem program, free of charge, which includes food and support, in exchange for my honest opinion of the program. No other compensation has been given. All thoughts are my own.

Wednesday
Oct232013

Halloween Inspiration: The Warrior Princess.

Top makeup artists Erica Whelan and Emily Kate Warren have some more Halloween ideas for you with this Warrior Princess look. They shared with me the products and tips they used to create this medieval inspired look. The products they used are from COVERGIRL and Vidal Sassoon Pro Series, which can be easily purchased at your favorite drugstore or mass retailer.

Warrior Princess Halloween Look

  • Spritz alternating two-inch sections of hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost & Lift Hairspray and loosely curl with a curling iron. Start at mid-strand, leaving the ends out.
  • Apply Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Extreme SMOOTH Combing Crème through waves and brush from mid-strand to end to leave hair full.
  • Starting two-inches from your hairline braid a one-inch section of hair and secure with an elastic band.  Repeat to form two braids on each side of your face. If you’re comfortable with forming braids, add one larger French braid.
  • Join braids at the back of your head with an elastic.
  • Prep skin with moisturizer, then apply COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation with a foundation brush for even coverage. Set with pressed powder. Dust on bronzer for a sun kissed look.
  • Apply COVERGIRL Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm in Be Sweet on your lips and the apples of your cheeks for a natural, all-over flush.
  • Define and fill in brows with a brow pencil several shades darker than your natural brow color.
  • Lightly sweep bronzer across eyelids and in the crease for definition and finish with COVERGIRL Clump Crusher by LashBlast Mascara.
Wednesday
Oct232013

Halloween Inspiration: The Gatsby Look.

Looking for some Halloween inspiration? Top makeup artists Erica Whelan and Emily Kate Warren shared with me their insider secrets for creating this glam Gatsby girl look. To create the look they used products from COVERGIRL and Vidal Sassoon Pro Series. All products can be easily found at your favorite drugstore or mass retailer.

The Gatsby Look for Halloween


How to Get the Look

  • Spritz a two-inch section of hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost & Lift Hairspray.  Using a one-inch barrel curling iron, curl the section away from your face.
  • Gently slide curl off the iron so it holds the shape of the barrel, and pin. Repeat over entire head. Let curls set for at least 30 minutes.
  • While curls set, prep skin with moisturizer, and then apply COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation with a foundation brush for even coverage. Set with pressed powder.
  • Dust cheekbones with bronzer for definition, then apply rosy-pink blush to the apples of cheeks.
  • Use bronzer and pressed powder to create a neutral smoky eye. Sweep pressed powder over the entire lid and blend bronzer in the crease. 
  • Apply COVERGIRL Ink It! By Perfect Point Plus in Black eyeliner to upper and lower lashlines, extending the line slightly beyond the outer corners of eyes. Coat top and bottom lashes generously with mascara.
  • Finish with a red lipstick like COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lip Color in Hot and layer with COVERGIRL Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm in Tweet Me for a glossy look.
  • Release curls and brush to create subtle waves. Smooth flyaways with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Extreme SMOOTH Combing Crème.