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Winner Announced! Red Carpet Inspired Collection from Mary Kay

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And the winner is….. Amanda Minkoff! Congratulations watch your email inbox.

Thanks to the wonderful team at Mary Kay, one lucky MakeHerUp Reader will win all the Mary Kay products needed to recreate a gorgeous red carpet look at home. Enter today and have all the tools you need to look fabulous at all your summer events. Winner will get to choose either the “Emma” or “Selena” collection. Good Luck!

Emma Stone’s Natural Beauty Red Carpet Look:

To achieve Emma’s neutral eye, blend a combination of Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Metallic Taupe and Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Iced Cocoa on the eyelids and then lightly smudge the blended color below the lower lash line to create a subtle smoky effect.

Apply one coat of Mary Kay Lash, Love, Lengthening Mascara in I

Contour with Mary Kay Mineral Bronzing Powder in Desert Sun and then dab Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Sparkling Cider on the apples of the cheeks for a subtle sun kissed glow.

Line the lips with Mary Kay Lip Liner in Neutral and then apply Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Pink Cherie. Add Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Pink Parfait in the very center of the lips to create a touch of shine!

If you chose the Natural Beauty Collection, your prize will include:

  • Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Metallic Taupe
  • Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Iced Cocoa
  • Mary Kay Lash, Love, Lengthening Mascara in Black
  • Mary Kay Mineral Bronzing
  • Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Sparkling Cider
  • Mary Kay Lip Liner in Neutral
  • Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Pink Cherie
  • Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Pink Parfait

 

Selena Gomez’s Dramatic Beauty Red Carpet Look:

Sweep Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Shimmering Lilac over the eyelids and then lightly dab Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Sparkling White below the brow bone and the inner corners of the eyes for a subtle highlight.

With Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner in Jet Black, carefully define the upper eyelid and then create a small wing to the outer corner of the eye for a subtle cat eye effect.

For long, dramatic lashes, apply two coats of Mary Kay Lash, Love, Lengthening Mascara in I Lightly contour with Mary Kay Bronzing Powder to add a touch of color to the face.

For Selena’s deep purple pout, line the lips with Mary Kay Lip Liner in Plum and then fill in the lips with Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Berry a la Mode.
Set the look with Mary Kay Makeup Finishing Spray by Skindinävia to keep the look fresh for up to 16 hours!

If you chose the “Dramatic Beauty” collection your prize pack will include:

  • Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Shimmering
  • Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Sparkling White
  • Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner in Jet Black
  • Mary Kay Lash, Love, Lengthening Mascara in Black
  • Mary Kay Bronzing Powder
  • Mary Kay Lip Liner in Plum
  • Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Berry a la Mode
  • Mary Kay Makeup Finishing Spray by Skindinävia

All the items used to create these looks can be found at www.MaryKay.com.

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Here’s a treat for your summer skin! Korres Luxury Body Butter!

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Korres Luxury Body Butter is from the gods.

This beautifully scented, creamy Body Butter is enriched with natural shea butter and quince extract to soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate the skin. Sunflower, almond, and avocado oils deeply nourish, help improve skin elasticity and smoothness, and provide head-to-toe hydration. Each Body Butter contains a blend of over thirteen unique natural butters, emollients, extracts, and oils known to soften and revitalize dry, tired skin. The three aromatic scents include: Vanilla Guava, a blend of tropical fruits with a warm aroma of vanilla; Jasmine, which bursts with a captivating aroma of newly opened jasmine buds; and Apple Blossom, which features a crisp blend of freshly blossomed apples.

So I’ve tried Vanilla Guava (to DIE FOR), and next on my list is Jasmine! That sounds amazing!

$39 for THREE!

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

The “Root” to Healthy Hair Stems from the Scalp

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When developing the new HairMax for den•si•ty Collection, the company set out to devise a structure that worked to cleanse, nourish and treat the scalp – providing a healthy base to stimulate new, healthy hair growth.

While they can be used on their own, the scientifically formulated healthy hair care products also work synergistically with the LaserComb to enhance, invigorate, revitalize and fortify weakening hair follicles.

HairMax for den•si•ty SHAMPOO ($18)

This high performance, sulfate free shampoo cleanses, restores vitality, thickness and volume to hair. The lower pH formula gently exfoliates the scalp and removes the build-up of sebum, styling products and environmental pollutants leaving hair and scalp deeply cleansed and refreshed.

HairMax for den•si•ty REVITALIZER ($23)

This scalp treatment deeply cleanses and exfoliates the scalp dissolving excess sebum, perspiration and environmental pollutants that can clog hair follicles and inhibit hair growth. An invigorating blend of menthol and peppermint oil leaves the scalp feeling refreshed and revitalized.

HairMax for den•si•ty CONDITIONER ($18)

This scalp treatment deeply cleanses and exfoliates the scalp dissolving excess sebum, perspiration and environmental pollutants that can clog hair follicles and inhibit hair growth. An invigorating blend of menthol and peppermint oil leaves your scalp feeling refreshed and revitalized.

HairMax for den•si•ty ACTIVATOR ($45)

Fortify and enrich the scalp with this breakthrough, high performance, leave in serum spray. This unique peptide complex, designed for thinning hair is loaded with a proprietary blend of follicle boosting ingredients to nourish the scalp and encourage naturally thicker, stronger, healthier looking hair.

Sold separately and as a collection for $89. The HairMax for den•si•ty Collection will be available at ULTA stores nationwide Spring 2014.


Total Beauty Collection for HSN Review

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I have your first look at the exclusive Total Beauty Collection for HSN Box – this box is filled with samples from HSN’s fan’s favorite brands and curated by the TotalBeauty.com team.

This special box created for HSN has nine sample products including Soap & Glory, NYX and Too Faced, YBF, Nyakio and more  for only $19.95 with free shipping. Included in the box is a $10 off coupon that you can spend on any full-size product from the brands participating in the box.

The collection will be released on HSN.com June 23rd and then on July 2nd in a 24-hour live on-air special. The on-air special will have the Total Beauty editors on to share their tips, talk about the collection and answer your questions!

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Total Beauty Collection for HSN

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YBF Perfect Prep Face Primer
The YBF Perfect Prep Face Primer is meant to smooth and refine the appearance of your face and extend the life of the makeup on your face. The primer is yellow-based to neutralize but the tint is super subtle and disappears by the time you rub it into your skin.  I love the silky smooth texture, it goes on easy and feels great on my skin. It made a huge difference on hot days and kept my makeup put.

Too Faced Lip Insurance
I love primers but somehow had missed this gem. This lip primer  prolongs the life of the lip color and prevent feathering, bleeding and creasing. Lip Insurance fills in any little lip cracks and creases for a smooth canvas to work with and makes my lipstick last hours rather than minutes.

NYX Glam Lip Gloss Aqua Luxe in Beat Goes On 03
A full size tube in a great shade for summer. This sparkly pale pink lipgloss is packed with gold and opal shimmer. I thought this color might be a little too light but I have really loved it. Gives my lips a nice soft pink color and feels great on.

Serious Skincare Glycolic Gommage Extreme Renewal Exfoliating Facial
This was very different from normal exfoliators but I love it. You apply the clay like product to your skin and let it dry for ten minutes. Once its dry add a bit of water to your fingertips and start massaging your skin to reactivate it. After I had worked it in and rinsed my skin felt incredibly soft and smooth, perfect for an at home spa night.

Tan Towel Self Tan Towelette
The Tan Towel is a towelette concentrated with a self-tanning formula for quick application with no streaks or mess. Within 2-4 hours, you should have a natural looking glow and can re-apply with another Tan Towel if you’d like a darker tan.  Make sure to exfoliate before use. One towel covered my legs, arms, chest, back and face. The product dried quickly and left a nice golden glow, no orange!

Nyakio Kenyan Coffee Signature Collection
This collection smells wonderful and feels great on. The polish was gentle and didn’t aggravate my skin and left it really soft. This body scrub is perfect for use before the Tan Towelette and the coffee scent is invigorating. And last but not least the Hydrating Face Oil feels amazing. It absorbs right away without feeling heavy or greasy and leaves my skin hydrated and smooth.

  • Kenyan Coffee Face Polish -”Kenyan Coffee and Jojoba gently remove dull skin, while Lemongrass and Neroli Oils provide superb moisturization, leaving skin radiant, soft and more youthful-looking.”
  • Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub – “Kenyan Coffee and Sugar remove dull skin, while Mongongo Nut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Avocado Oil provide superb moisturization, leaving skin radiant, soft and more youthful-looking.”
  • Hydrating Face Oil with Kola Nut – “African Kola Nut and a blend of African Ximenia, Chamomile and Trichilia Oils revitalize and hydrate for over 12 hours. With only a few drops, skin becomes smooth, moisturized and more youthful-looking.”

Taya Copaiba Resin with Volumizing Elixir
This product is formulated with Copaiba Resin which is a fibrous binding sap that leaks from the trunk and bark of the Copaiba Tree. This treatment is meant to provide volume, lift and bounce to your hair.  Just wash your hair and apply to damp towel dried hair. The oil is very light and didn’t weight my hair down and smelled great.

Ruby Falls Sugar Scrub
A great citrus scent and the perfect size for travel. Perfect for before self tanning or just keeping your skin smooth all summer.

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Body Moisturizer
Quick relief for dry skin. Righteous Butter is a great thick body butter but feels like a light lotion on my skin. It hydrates so well and I love how well it absorbs leaving no greasy feeling behind.  And the best part this body butter smells good enough to eat.

A really great box with so many quality samples. Don’t forget to tune into HSN, this collection will be released on HSN.com June 23rd and then again on July 2nd in a 24-hour live on-air special. Don’t miss out!

You can learn more about this collection and purchase here.

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample of these products for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.