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Memorial Day Travel Must-Pack Product‏

Love all the cute designs there are 18 to choose from!

Millions of Americans are expected to travel over Memorial Day weekend. If you are one of them, don’t leave home without a must pack product – a good moisturizer to smooth and soften bare skin and soothe it after exposure to the sun.

Enter STEAMCREAM, a serious skin cream developed for use on the face, but equally effective and popular for use on the body and hands, created through a revolutionary “Steam Infusion” manufacturing process in which high quality, vegan ingredients emulsify and break down immediately on contact with the skin for maximum absorption and benefits. STEAMCREAM noticeably nourishes and softens the skin, and with regular use, improves its overall appearance.

Better yet, STEAMCREAM is travel-friendly at just 2.6oz; not only approved for carry-on luggage, but light-weight for beach bags, day packs and purses. Easily accessible and multi-purpose, STEAMCREAM combats dry, scaly, sun-parched skin.

Price: $18

Availability: www.steamcream.com

My Favorite new product Bare Escentuals “Pretty Amazing Lipcolor” Winners!

Congrats to our contest winners: Colleen B, Sarah, Martan, Theresa and Tasana, please watch your email inbox!

Pretty Amazing lipcolor sets the bar pretty high but it not only meet expectations it surpasses them. This has to be one of my favorite lip products in a long time the applicator is soft and bendy so application is a breeze. It applies like a gloss with AMAZING shine but feels denser like a lipstick and the color lasts and lasts and lasts.  I love it!

UPDATE: The more I use Pretty Amazing the more I love it! I went for a girls overnight bachlorette party this weekend and for the first time I only needed one lip gloss, Pretty Amazing!

Pretty Amazing Lipcolor

The luxe texture and seriously polished appearance of our Pretty Amazing Lipcolor will propel you into an elevated state of gorgeousness. Our precision applicator handles like a racecar cornering, sculpting and accentuating every curve of your luscious lips. The cellophane-like glaze formula cocoons and enraptures your lips in high-impact color, insatiable shine, and ultimately a full-body experience.

  • High-impact color & insatiable shine
  • Luxe creamy texture for a luscious glaze
  • Precision applicator sculpts & accentuates every curve of lips

$16 Launching in May 2011

CONTEST:

  • There will be 5 winners!
  • Each winner will win receive one Pretty Amazing Lipcolor.
  • To enter check out the new Pretty Amazing Lipcolor and tell us your favorite color and leave your name and email info in our comment section on MakeHerUp!
  • Contest runs Monday, 5/16/11 to Friday, 5/20/11
  • US  residents only
  • After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours

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Would you wear the CString?

Are you as confused as I am? What the heck is this thing!

Do those pesky straps on your GString get in your way? Well how about the the CString, an underwear innovation that could be yours for only $24. Leave it to “The Doctors” to introduce to us this charming product.

The barely-there lingerie that also doubles as a headband promises no panty lines nor tan lines and can be yours for the low, low price of $24. However, as Dr. Lisa Masterson warns, “I love options for women, but still thongs are very bad for women, because the rectal bacteria can still wake up…and I think this would do a lot of sliding and contribute to bladder infections.” Um, that, and our insides hurt just looking at it.

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Pregnancy Beauty Tips From Hourglass Artistic Director Gina Brooke

Pregnancy is a time of joyous expectation and exciting new changes, but the morning sickness, dehydration and sudden skin sensitivity can sometimes leave you feeling less than beautiful. Gina Brooke, the Artistic Director for Hourglass Cosmetics, is a world-renowned makeup artist and a recent new mother herself, and she’s giving her unique perspective on looking and feeling your best.
“I loved being pregnant, but it certainly inspired some changes in my beauty routine,” says Gina. “Ensuring my body stayed hydrated, protected and free of irritants were my top priorities.”

Now, Gina is sharing her best tips and insider product recommendations for looking and feeling beautiful during your pregnancy:

· Skin is especially fragile during pregnancy, so SPF is key. Gina relies on Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15 ($52), a silky, mineral-based primer, before applying makeup. It smoothes the skin, neutralizes redness and hydrates the complexion while being free of gluten, parabens, sulfates and phthalates. It’s also vegan.

· Dry, chapped lips are one of the many side effects that pregnant women experience, and the best way to resolve this is to exfoliate and hydrate on a regular basis. Gina loves Smashbox Emulsion Lip Exfoliant ($18), a sugar-based lip scrub. Poppy seeds and sugar granules gently remove flaky skin, while shea butter conditions your lips. After exfoliating, try Hourglass Aura Sheer Lip Stain ($26). This water-based, liquid gel stain formula offers a delicious wash of color and contains Vitamin E and Green Tea to make lips extra supple.

· Dry hair can be an issue for many moms-to-be as hormone levels fluctuate. Remedy it with Phyto’s Phyto 9 Daily Ultra Nourishing Botanical Cream for Ultra Dry Hair ($26). This leave-in treatment makes hair incredibly silky and shiny with macadamia oil and plant extracts. It also works to smooth frizz and split ends.

· Many women experience dehydrated skin during pregnancy. Gina recommends using Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer ($55) to restore moisture to the skin and to create the “illusion” of healthy, glowing skin. It has light-reflecting properties and contains hyaluronic spheres which hydrate and keep skin looking soft and hydrated. It also contains an SPF 15 and is free of parabens, gluten, sulfates and phthalates. It’s also vegan.

Discover all of Gina’s recommended products at Sephora stores nationwide and on Sephora.com via computer or smartphone.