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Winner announced

Congratulations to our winner Heather!

Such a fun and interesting read! This is the perfect book for sitting on the beach or poolside, not only fun but educational. The right perfume can make people think you lost weight!!! I need to find that perfume and a nice cupcake. Good luck on this great contest!

About the book
Top Cosmetic Scientists Answer Your Questions about the Lotions, Potions and Other Beauty Products You Use Every Day

Based on the blog at TheBeautyBrains.com, this informative book cuts through the confusing, misleading, and sometimes false information that beauty companies bombard consumers with and provides scientific answers to hundreds of questions about cosmetics.

Official Links
http://thebeautybrains.com

http://twitter.com/thebeautybrains

About The Beauty Brains
The Beauty Brains are a group of chemists who have more than 40 combined years of experience developing and testing beauty products at major cosmetic companies including Proctor & Gamble, Unilever and Alberto Culver. Perry Romanowski, the public face of the Brains, has spent the past 18 years researching and developing products to solve consumer problems in hair and skin care. He is also the coauthor of Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry, an introductory textbook of beauty science.

TEN TRUTHS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOUR COSMETICS:
1. Curling Shampoos Don’t Work!
2. Wearing the right fragrance can actually make people think you have lost weight.
3. While brushing your hair does temporarily help distribute natural oils, in the long run brushing “100 strokes every night” strips layers of cuticle and weakens hair.
4. There is no proof that tourmaline flat irons perform any better than the less expensive non-ceramic versions.
5. Sunscreen is one of the best cosmetics you can use to keep your skin looking young and wrinkle-free.
6. Spit on a zit may not be an old wives’ tale after all!
7. There is a difference between antiperspirant and deodorant. Antiperspirant actually stops you from sweating, while deodorant just masks the odor.
8. No cosmetic will make your nails grow longer and stronger, but you can do things to improve their condition.
9. Urea is found in cosmetics, but it does not come from urine!
10. Multiple types of parabens are used in formulas to ensure that your personal care and cosmetic products are as free as possible from disease-causing microbes.

To find out the details to all of the above truths (and dozens more!) pick up a copy of CAN YOU GET HOOKED ON LIP BALM? Top Cosmetic Scientists Answer Your Questions about the Lotions, Potions, and Other Beauty Products You Use Every Day.

Available at these fine stores:
Amazon
Indigo
Barnes & Noble
Borders
Books-A-Milllion
Indiebound
Walmart

Contest:

* There will be 1 winner.
* 1 Winners will win a $25 Sephora gift card and a copy of “Can you get hooked on Lip Balm?”!
* To enter tell us your first fragrance purchase. Then leave your name and email info in our comment section on MakeHerUp!
* Contest runs Friday, 4/29/11 to Friday, 5/06/11
* US and Canadian residents .
* Please only enter once
* After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours

Sample & Prizing courtesy of Harlequin

Giveaway is open to US & Canadian mailing addresses only

Makeup Tips Fit for a Princess‏


With a true “happily ever after” soon upon us, the world eagerly awaits what look a 21st century princess will don on her big day. If Kate Middleton’s classic poise is any indication of her fairytale wedding appearance, she is sure to look nothing short of picture perfect. Celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff gives her beauty predictions and tips for how the leading lady can enhance her flawless features for the grand event. A glamorous and classic look will be the perfect accessory for Kate’s subtle charm, because after all, a princess deserves to feel (and look!) like royalty.

· For her wedding ceremony, Ashunta recommends that Kate:
o Highlight her natural beauty with a look that glows from the outside in:
0 Mary Kay TimeWise Luminous-Wear Liquid Foundation provides a radiant backdrop for her gorgeous look

o Play up her flawless bone structure by sculpting her cheekbones with the perfect bronzer. A hint of peach blush on the apples of her cheeks will create a slight contour to her oval face:
0 Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush provides a healthy and natural glow

o Dress her lips with a subtle and soft shade to emulate her timeless beauty:
0 Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Sweet Nectar adds light sheen and color to lips for a classic look

o Adorn eyes with neutral colors and accent with wispy lashes:
o Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colors in Cinnabar, Silky Caramel and Crystalline will emphasize her earth tone eyes
0 Finish off with Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black to make eyes pop

· To celebrate wedded bliss, Ashunta recommends giving Kate’s look a burst of color for a more regal reception look:
o A bright lip is a fun way to spice things up:
0 Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Hibiscus provides a pop of magenta for a look fit for a princess
o A soft smokey eye could transform Kate’s look from demure to allure:
0 Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Iris could add a hint of plum to bring a little something into Kate’s ceremony eye look

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Elizabeth Arden

Mother’s Day is a special opportunity every year to celebrate and honor the hard-working women who keep our families unique and fulfilled. This year, pamper that special woman in your life – whether it be your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister or friend – with a deluxe fragrance gift set.

Elizabeth Arden always said “To be beautiful is the birthright of every woman.” And who is more beautiful – inside and out – than our moms.

In honor of Miss Arden’s philosophy, we created three individual gift sets perfect for every woman and perfect for any style!

Our Fifth Avenue Gift Set is the perfect gift for a classy, sophisticated mother.

Our Red Door Gift Set celebrates our glamorous mothers.

While our Pretty Gift Set is for the super-feminine and youthful (even if only at heart!) mom.

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Elizabeth Arden is hosting a special Tweetstakes on Wednesday (4/27) and Thursday (4/28)  tell why their mother is so special to them and why she will always be their number one. Three lucky winners will receive the Pretty Elizabeth Arden Gift Set to give to their mom or a special woman in their life on Mother’s Day. Follow us @Elizabeth_Arden for more details and complete sweepstakes rules!


Benefit Beauty In A Box

I love Benefit might have to sneak this in my Easter Basket!

Beauty In A Box ($114 Value)
What it is:
A limited-edition kit featuring a handpicked collection of our favorites from Benefit, plus a how-to guide.
What it does:
Sephora has teamed up with Benefit to bring you this exclusive “Beauty in a Box” set featuring our latest product fixations, plus a step-by-step tutorial. Available for a limited time only.

This set contains:
– 0.16 oz full size Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in R.S.V.P (sparkling champagne)
– 0.14 oz deluxe travel size A Little Bit Badgal Lash Mascara in Black
– 0.34 oz full size Some Kind-A Gorgeous in Medium (sheer natural beige)
– 0.42 oz full size Dallas (rosy bronze)
– 0.4 oz full size Girl Meets Pearl (pearly golden pink)

$48