Archive | December, 2009

Top 5 Beauty Picks for 2009

31 Dec


Hot Beauty Favorites

Here’s a roundup of the top five beauty products for 2009 as chosen by The Blush Stops Here.

These get-pretty products, in no particular order, have earned their keep with beauty breakthroughs that have caught everyone’s attention.

To stay on top of beauty trends for 2010, check out our beauty picks updated regularly.



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Winter Beauty Tips for Engaged Carrie Underwood

30 Dec

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Fight the Freeze with a Winter Beauty Routine

Now that Carrie Underwood is engaged to hockey player Mike Fisher, she may need to change up her beauty routine routine for the Canadian hockey season. When compared to the frigid climate of Ottawa where Mike Fisher stars for the Ottawa Senators, the winters in Nashville are almost tropical. 

Here are a few seasonal beauty tips to keep skin hydrated through the coldest days of the season. 

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Beauty Products that Light up Your Life

29 Dec

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Favorite Products Re‑invented

Who says you need a lighted mirror to touch up your makeup? With the latest generation of LED-enhanced beauty products, you can fix your gloss, mascara, or brows whether you’re in a dark nightclub or parked car.

Too Faced Lashlight is a smudge-proof mascara with microscopic mirrors that bounce light off your lashes for a deep black finish. The mascara wand contains an LED light that shines the spotlight on every lash from the root to the tip. A mirror on the side also helps you apply the unique formula with Red Algae for maximum lash flexibility.

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Lip Gloss to Help You Find a New Year’s Date

28 Dec

Lip Gloss and Man Attractor All in One

Sometimes, it takes extreme measures to find the right date for a big event.  

When it comes to the birds and bees, one theory that has been kicking around since scientists have been studying bugs is the power of pheromones. The blend of chemicals called pheromones may just be responsible for evoking a reaction in another member of the same species.  

If you’re ready to go all out to find your New Year’s date, Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss could help you find your man. The lip gloss tube, designed to lay flat in your pocket, contains a pheromone strip.  

Just rub the tube in the vicinity of potential suitors to release undetectable pheromones into the air and let the magic happen.  Continue reading

Gingerbread Scented Bubbles

26 Dec

Holiday Style Lather and Rinse

With all the excitement of the holidays, everyone needs some down time to relax. A hot bath or shower with your favorite bubbles may just be the answer.

Cake Beauty brings equal opportunity and homemade goodness to your cleansing routine with the Cake Gingerbread Woman Bath & Shower Bubbles blend. Infused with a festive scent of ginger and sweet vanilla frosting, you can continue the holiday spirit long after you’ve unwrapped all of your gifts. Continue reading

Counting Calories at Holiday Happy Hour

24 Dec

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How to Avoid Overloading on Alcoholic Calories

With a lot of holiday parties on the horizon, you may want to come up with a game plan to avoid weight gain. Making careful choices for dinner and dessert seem obvious, but what about cutting calories when cocktails are the main event?

Here are a few ways you can reduce calories when drinking and appetizers are the only choice on the menu.

* Ask for your cocktail on the rocks, instead of frozen. Slushy drinks tend to be prepared with bottled mixers that contain added sugar or syrup.  Continue reading

Medal Inspired Makeup Kit

23 Dec

Go Canada! Eye & Lip Palette

If you’re having trouble finding the Olympic red mittens, how about celebrating the upcoming Winter Games with a medal inspired makeup kit. Vasanti’s Go Canada! Eye & Lip Palette has all the right shades to get your game on for Vancouver 2010.

Perfect for any indoor or outdoor competition, the celebratory kit contains three winning eye shadows based on the three medals of the Olympic games:  Continue reading

A Gift that Keeps on Giving: TheBalm to The Rescue

22 Dec

100% Free of Animal Bi-Products

What could be a better gift for a friend who loves the outdoors than a lip balm in a pretty compact? A vegan lip treatment that donates its net proceeds to a worthy cause!

Formulated with jojoba and shea butter to condition your lips, TheBalm to the Rescue is also infused with vitamins to save you from dry, chapped lips. As you apply the balm, smart micro-exfoliating crystals dissolve  leaving your lips feeling soft and smooth.  Continue reading