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Help Lavanila Plant a Forest!‏

In honor of Earth Day 2011, eco-gorgeous brand Lavanila Laboratories wants you to help them plant a forest! For each new “LIKE” received on their Facebook page (Lavanila Laboratories) on April 21st and April 22nd (Earth Day), Lavanila will plant one tree through their long-time partnership with The Nature Conservancy. These new saplings will be a welcome addition to their ongoing, evergreen (pun intended) initiative of planting a tree for each purchase made on www.lavanila.com.

So, please: spread the word and help build a forest!

Neutrogena LIVE online event- Tonight!

A Beverly Hills dermatologist scheduled to make hundreds of house calls in just one hour?  Not exactly, but it’s close … for the first time ever, Neutrogena has partnered with TotalBeauty.com to bring thousands of women a one-of-a-kind, exclusive opportunity to join an interactive live webinar where they can get all their anti-aging questions answered by celebrity dermatologist Dr. Will Kirby.

Dr. Kirby will appear LIVE online to offer his expert anti-aging skin care advice to TotalBeauty readers, many of whom will actually be hosting Neutrogena anti-aging house parties with their friends.  The goal is to have Dr. Kirby answer as many anti-aging questions as possible and for the women participating in the live parties to experience Neutrogena’s newest anti-aging solution: New! Rapid Wrinkle Repair.

Knowing that women lead busy lives and are not able to visit a dermatologist as often as they’d like, Neutrogena and TotalBeauty.com designed this exclusive event to offer thousands of women the opportunity to submit their anti-aging questions, and get answers- from the resources they trust.  If viewers do not get the opportunity to have specific questions answered by Dr. Kirby, TotalBeauty will be hosting a week-long Q&A on its website where readers can submit questions and receive answers — in the spirit of Rapid Wrinkle Repair — within seven days!

Please join us for the first-ever Neutrogena LIVE online event

Wednesday, April 20th

8:00 PM EST/ 5:00 PM PST

Tune In: www.totalbeauty.com/NeutrogenaAnti-AgingEvent/

Royal Wedding -Live Chat TODAY 4/20/11 at 4pm-

Come join Jocelyn and I  in the CoffeeTalk Community at BlogFrog this Wednesday at 4pm for our Royal Wedding themed live chat. We will be discussing everything wedding related, the dress, makeup and viewing parties. Please come join us for an hour we would love to chat with you.

Can’t wait to chat 04/20/11 4pm !


Is Nail Polish Safe for Kids?

Allure Magazine’s Elizabeth Angell uncovers the danger in adult nail polish on kids:

Last week, neon-pink nail polish made some unlikely headlines when a J. Crew advertisement showed the company’s creative director, Jenna Lyons, painting her five-year-old son’s toenails with the bubble-gum shade. While talking heads debated the appropriateness of nail polish for boys and recommended that Lyons put aside some money for Beckett’s future therapy bills, I kept thinking: Is adult nail polish even safe for children? I have an almost-two-year-old son and he took one look at my feet after a recent pedicure and said “Henry have those toes.” I’m happy to let him cover his toenails with rainbow nail polish, but I am just overprotective enough to wonder if the grown-up stuff is right—health wise—for him. (I’m also pretty convinced my helicopter-Mom instincts are the thing that will drive him into therapy, not my permissiveness about makeup experimentation.) Here’s what I discovered:

Adult nail polishes may can contain things such as formaldehyde and pthalates, which are toxic if they’re ingested. “It’s an issue if the child sucks on her fingers or eats the polish. Adults typically won’t do this,” says cosmetic chemist Joe Cincotta. (Nail biters take note!) While a lot of major brands have removed these chemicals from their formulas, if you do plan to apply nail polish to a child’s fingers or toes, consider choosing a water-based formula like the ones from Suncoat Girl (will the gender stereotyping never end!?!) or Priti NYC. “These are non-toxic and have low odor, and are very suitable for children to apply themselves,” says cosmetic chemist Jim Hammer. They are also easy to clean up if they spill. They won’t last as long as other polishes—they peel off if you soak your hands in water—but that may not be a problem for a kid who wants to experiment with different colors. I plan on helping my son Henry safely shock some news pundits shortly!

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