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Women’s Health 2010 Beauty Awards

Women’s Health just revealed their 2010 Beauty Awards—a list of 55 of the best hair, face, body, and makeup products—in the June issue of the magazine, on newsstands now. After slathering, smoothing and painting on more than 100 newbies, Women’s Health lets you in on those that are the real deal.

PLUS…Women’s Health is offering an online giveaway of all 55 products—a prize valued at over $1,380!

Select Winners of the Women’s Health 2010 Beauty Awards:


·         Readers pick:

Best Shampoo

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo ($3, at drugstores)

·         Experts pick:

Best Frizz-Fighting Product

Kérastase Oléo-Relax Slim Volume Control Intense Smoothing Cream ($38,

·         Editorspicks:

Best Leave-In Conditioner

Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair ($24,

·         Best Product for Curly Hair

Catwalk by Tigi Curlesque Strong Mousse ($15, for salons)


·         Readers’ pick:

Best Moisturizer

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30 ($14, at drugstores)

·         Experts’ pick:

Best OTC Treatment for Uneven Skin Pigmentation

Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector ($49.50,

·         Editors’ pick:

Best Facial Cleanser

Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew The Brusher Gel-Cleanser ($7, at drugstores)

·         Best Wrinkle Treatment

Patricia Wexler M.D. Dermatology Intensive Deep Wrinkle Treatment ($60,


·         Readers’ Pick:

Best Body Lotion

Olay Body Quench Advanced Healing Body Lotion ($10, at drugstores)

·         Experts’ pick:

Best Self-Tanner

Clarins Self-Tanning Instant Gel ($32,

·         Editors’ pick:

Best Hand Cream

St. Ives Intensive Healing Hand Cream ($3.50, at drugstores)

Best Face/Body Sunblock

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 60 ($39,


·         Readers’ pick:

Best Eye Shadow

MAC Eye Shadow in Honey Lust ($14.50,

·         Experts’ pick:

Best Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil ($3, at drugstores)

·         Editors’ pick:

Best Lip Stains

Mark Gloss Gorgeous Stay On Lip Stain in Bare, Bella, and Lolli ($9,

·         Best Budge-proof Eye Shadow

Tarte Lock & Roll 12 Hour Eyeshadow in Burnt Bronze ($17,

For the complete list of the Women’s Health “2010 WH Beauty Awards” visit:

Tax Day freebies 2010 to ease the April 15 pain!

What a load of tax day freebies for 2010! You can eat and drink away the pain of writing a check to Uncle Sam with these fantastic freebies and discounts.

Pick up a free taco from Taco Del Mar on April 15 when you share your name, email, and zip code. You can opt out of its newsletter if you want and still get the freebie.

Get a free cup of coffee at Starbucks when you bring in your own reusable mug on April 15.

Exclusive! Get a free 3-day trial VIP membership to starting at 12:01 a.m. April 15, 2010. No credit card is needed to get the free pass. Set up your profile, make a date, and prepare to jump into a new tax bracket with someone special.

Maggie Moo’s is giving away free slices of its new Ice Cream Pizza from 3 to 7 p.m. April 15. Find a participating location near you.

Snag two free cupcake bites from Cinnabon from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 15. While supplies last.

Munch on a free cookie from Subway on April 15, reports NBC.

In the South, select Whole Foods stores are making April 15 a tax-free shopping day. So far stores in AL, GA, NC, SC, TN are participating. To find out if your Whole Foods is in on the deal, go to its Web site and scroll down to find your local store is in on the event for April 15.

In Baltimore, McDonald’s will be giving away free coffee drinks, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Tax Day Discounts

Get 15% off your food tab at P.F. Chang’s on April 15. Excludes alcohol and any happy hour deals. Join the restaurant’s warrior card program to get the deal.

McCormick’s and Schmicks has $10.40 dinner and drink specials on April 15, then a CPA appreciation event Friday, April 16.

Get $10.40 off a purchase of $100 or more at Kelly’s Running Warehouse on April 15, 2010.

In New York City, get a free lunch at the healthy fast casual eatery Energy Kitchen on April 15 when you buy any beverage. The deal lasts from noon to 2 p.m. on tax day. The free meals include Bison Cheesesteak Wrap, California Wrap or Buffalo Chicken Burger.


Kiss Oily Skin Goodbye and Say Hello to Sun Kissed Glow

Get Glowing with Zia Natural Skincare’s Masks

We all look forward to spring and summer and all the perks it brings, warm weather, flip flops, the beach but not the oily skin! When the weather changes so does the texture of our skin and causes it to go from dry and flaky to oily and shiny. The only place oil should be is in your car not on your face! Thankfully this season you can get a clear and refreshed look with the Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask and Fresh Enzyme Mask from Zia Natural Skincare.

Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask ($24.95) contains nourishing Pumpkin Puree combined with Pineapple and Carrot Juice to clear away old surface cells and pore congestion. Vitamins A and E encourages cell production and cell damage and dark patches are reduced for a brighter, even more luminous complexion.

Fresh Papaya Enzyme Mask ($24.95) contains nutrient-rich Certified Organic Papaya to gently remove excess dead surface cells, eliminate dry, flaky spots and pore blockage. Antioxidants and hydrating Honey help nourish and repair for the softest, silkiest skin possible.

All Zia Natural Skincare products are available at and Whole Food Markets, nationwide.

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