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How does Natalie Portman keep her skin so radiant?


While on the London set of her film The Other Boleyn Girl, Natalie Portman’s makeup artist phoned L.A.-based skin care line Arcona for emergency skin care help. Arcona over-nighted their Booster Serum, $68, a lightweight antioxidant cocktail that hydrates skin and boosts its ability to defend itself against stress, wind, pollution and other pitfalls of filming on horseback in the English countryside. Portman’s co-star Scarlett Johansson is also a long-time fan of the line. To see the full line, go to



Here is the gorgeous Natalie Portman in January’s Marie Claire Magazine!



Erin’s Christmas Must-Have, Number 9!


Jocelyn was the first to try the Instyler and after hearing her rave about it I had to try it. The informercials looked too good to be true but the Instyler lived up to the hype. I have super thick and frizzy hair and it’s a fight to straighten it no matter how hard I work with a flat iron there are always bumps in the back. The Instyler made it easy I just slowly brushed through my hair with the rolling iron and my hair was left soft and super straight!. One of my favorite things is how soft and shiny my hair is after instead of the flat iron burned look my hair was silky smooth and looked really healthy. 

A great gift if you want to splurge on someone special in your life, right now the makers of the InStyler are running a great deal if you buy one InStyler you can get one free! You can give away two amazing gifts for the price of one think friends, sisters, daughters or give one away and keep one to fall in love with yourself!



It’s not a brush. It’s not a flat iron. It’s not a curling iron. It’s the InStyler®!

The InStyler® is a totally new styling and straightening tool unlike any hair styling product ever invented!

The secret to the InStyler® lies in its rotating heated polishing cylinder, along with four rows of precision-aligned bristles.

Here’s how it works: when you run the InStyler® through your hair, the first set of bristles gently sort and separate your hair strands. Then the rotating heated polishing cylinder gently glides over your hair, smoothly polishing, straightening, and styling each strand. Finally, the second set of bristles puts the finishing touch on your hair, leaving you with shiny, silky, “In-Styled” hair! It’s truly amazing!

And the best part is, because of the InStyler®’s patent-pending design, your hair won’t get smashed and baked by the super-intense heat of a flat iron or other “hot” tools. In fact, the InStyler® uses less heat than traditional hot tools, and delivers better results. How? Because the InStyler®’s gentle heat in conjunction with the rotating motion of the polishing cylinder literally polishes your hair strands individually so it doesn’t need extreme heat to get amazing results.

Your hair will be shinier, bouncier and full of lift and life!

Plus, the InStyler® does so much more than any styling tool out there. Get lift and fullness – right from the root! Get a sexy flip in seconds. Straighten even the toughest, most coarse hair – and still get fullness and style without the stick-straight “flatness” of a flat iron. Do a full style in 8 minutes… and change it again in two minutes! Wrap your hair around the rotating polishing cylinder – and get an amazing curl that lasts all day!

If you can hold it, you can do it with the InStyler®!

Sothy’s skincare contest!!!


Congrats to our winner Heather, don’t fret if you didn’t win more contest coming soon!

Sothy’s skincare is sponsoring an amazing contest for MakeHerUp readers! One of our lucky readers will win 3 items from the Luxury skincare line worth $79!


* There will be 1 winner.
* Winner will receive a Sothys Aroma Energizing Essential Oils Elixir, a Energizing Shower Gel and  Essential Bath Essences Tablets.
* To enter just leave your name and email info in our comments
* Contest runs Tuesday, 12/08/09 to Friday, 12/11/09
* US and Canadian residents only
* Please only enter once
* After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

Good luck!

Total Retail Price: $79

Sothys Aroma-Sothys Energizing Shower, Sothys Aroma-Sothys Energizing Shower Gel softly cleans and tones the skin. It contains essential oils of eucalyptus, cardamom, nutmeg, and neroli for an energizing fragrance while leaving your body feeling refreshed. Price: $24

SOTHYS Aroma-Sothys Energizing Bath Essences Tablets, Bath Essences Tablets – Effervescent, playful and revitalizing bath pebbles which enrich the bath with their tonic and energizing fragrance… a particular moment of pleasure and wellness. Price: $26

SOTHYS Aroma-Sothys Energizing Essential Oils Elixir – Magical, this very concentrated dry oil is an invitation to happiness: when massaged, it restores tonus and felicity… the skin is divinely satiny and full of energizing active ingredients. Price: $29

My Review: Temptu

The awesome ladies at Temptu sent me their airbrushing kit to test out and see what I thought. I had it sitting in the box for a few weeks my life has been so crazy busy and I was worried it would take a couple of hours to watch the DVD and figure the machine out. Well this week it was time to send back the Temptu kit so I knuckled down and found some time to check out the airbrushing kit.  I wish I would have opened it sooner! I have no professional makeup experience and have just slowly worked on my skills over the years and they are still light years behind a lot of my makeup loving friends. Once I tried the Temptu I found out it really is easy enough for ANYONE to use. The informative DVD is just a few minutes long and shows you how to set up the pods and apply the makeup. Within 10 minutes of opening the box I was well into applying my makeup and shocked how easy it was.The airbrush system itself is easy to handle the applicator is the size of a large pen and you hold it as such moving in slow circles to apply. The dial on the machine makes it super easy to adjust the amount you are applying to get the perfect look. When you are ready to change from foundation to blush or highlighter you just snap out one pod and snap in the next. The machine is so user friendly I felt completely comfortable using it within the first 10 minutes.As for the makeup itself I liked that I could start with a really light amount and work darker. The actual foundation smelled good to me and with the airbush it went on so light and refreshing. When I was done applying it felt like I had just moisturized my face not made it up. One of my favorite things on top of how light the product is was the coverage. It really helped even out my skin tone and minimize my flaws but you could still see my skin. My one issue with a lot of coverage products you end up not seeing your real skin you just see the makeup and your face looks fake. The Temptu helped minimize my skins flaws while still letting the beauty of my natural skin shine through. This is a great machine now it’s on the higher priced side but I think its a great value for the money. Something worth saving for or maybe asking Santa for Christmas?!?! So I tried to capture a good before and after to show you how great the machine is. It was really hard to get a clear picture of the improvements, I think its time to upgrade my old school digital camera. Hopefully you can get a glimpse of how the Temptu helps even out your skin and get your picture ready. The after doesn’t do the machine justice it just made my skin look really clear and helped even out the spots and discolorations.temptu-before.JPGtemptu-after.JPGairbrush1.jpg Temptu AIRbrush systemNo Brushes NeededThanks to the TEMPTU® AIRbrush Makeup Systems’ control settings and pinpoint accuracy, a complete flawless face can be achieved with very little AIRbrush makeup and zero need for blending brushes.Professional Grade ControlThe TEMPTU® AIRbrush Trigger is designed for precise, mess-proof application and features an adjustable pressure dial to control the amount of makeup being released.Natural FinishAIRbrushed makeup lays on the skin in an even, misted pattern, creating the most natural finish to the naked eye that’s virtually invisible on the digital screen.Extremely Hygienic and CleanNo tools come into contact with the skin when using the TEMPTU® AIRbrush Makeup System—only the spray of the makeup—so there’s no need to clean dirty . only at sephora TEMPTU® AIRbrush Makeup System, $225airpod1.jpgAIR pod™ foundationPerfectly Blended ApplicationThe foundation formulas in the TEMPTU AIR pod™ are atomized in the AIRbrush process, creating a fine mist of makeup that lays on the surface of the skin to reveal a natural glow—no blending necessary.Four Brushes In OneThe newly designed TEMPTU® AIRbrush and TEMPTU AIR pod™ provides the equivalent of four brushes in one—foundation, concealer, blush, and highlighter. The adjustable controls also allow you to choose your coverage—light, medium, or full—for impeccable blemish concealing and absolutely no blending.Natural FinishTEMPTU’s ultralight formulas contain a smoothing complex to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, color correcting pigments to camouflage imperfections, and moisturizes to help hydrate . only at sephora TEMPTU AIR pod™ Foundation, $55