New Contest: L’Occitane Organic 100% Pure Shea Butter – LAST DAY TO ENTER



This Friday, April 27th, L’OCCITANE will be hosting the inaugural Fundraising Walk for the L’OCCITANE Foundation. With the goal of raising funds for the economic emancipation of women in Burkina Faso, L’OCCITANE’s team will join together for a 3.5 mile journey through Manhattan on April 27th, 2012.

Energized by L’OCCITANE’s philanthropic tradition and longstanding commitment to social responsibility, over 150 L’OCCITANE employees will fundraise throughout April with the goal of building a grain mill in Burkina Faso. The addition of this mill will alleviate the daily 10-mile walk made by women in Burkina Faso to feed themselves and their families. To raise awareness for this cause, the walk will kickoff at the 86th Street Heritage L’OCCITANE Boutique where participants will don bright yellow t-shirts and give out hand creams as they stride down 5th Avenue, ending with a celebration at the Flatiron Flagship. L’OCCITANE’s continued support of the Foundation has totaled 5 million dollars over the last 5 years!

For those of us not in the NYC area you can still help support this great cause! Snag your favorite L’Occitane products online with the code FOUNDATION from April 20th – April 30th and 15% of their purchase will help build the grain mill in Burkina Faso.



  •  There will be 1 winner.
  • Winner will win receive  a L’Occitane Organic 100% Pure Shea Butter.
  • To enter Like ”L’Occitane” and MakeHerUp on Facebook  and tell us “How do you give back?” Then leave your name and email info in our comments.
  • Contest runs Wednesday, 04/25/12 to Friday, 05/04/12
  • US  residents only
  • After the winner has been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.


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Smashbox Summer 2012 Shades of Fame Collection!

The hottest hues for eyes and lips to create a strikingly unforgettable look. Unleash your inner screen siren with just a swipe of the perfect eye shadow and lip gloss. Smashbox Cosmetics introduces SHADES OF FAME, a summer collection featuring smoldering, bold colors guaranteed to get you noticed!

Eye Palette ($48): Create an iconic, alluring look with this palette, featuring favorite summer shades handpicked by Smashbox Cosmetics studio artists. The colors are arranged in trios to make mixing and matching effortless. Use the brighter hues to add a pop of color for daytime glam, then layer on the sultrier, darker shades to create a captivating look to flaunt during hot summer nights.

Reflection High Gloss Lip Gloss Set ($29): Every rising star needs the perfect pout. With this travel-sized collection of five lip glosses, you’ll have all the shades you need to get noteworthy lips, from delicate pink to bold fuchsia.


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Double-Duty Beauty for Mother’s Day!

A new mom is naturally cautious. It’s only natural for her to be protective. She pours over every product label, on guard against questionable ingredients. Unfortunately, not every mom is as careful when it comes to taking care of herself!

This Mother’s Day, treat her to a selection of luxurious, all natural Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products that are ideal for new moms, moms-to-be and their babies. For over 40 years, Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products have been made with the highest quality all-natural ingredients. Moms and dads can rest assured that that Dr.Hauschka will care for everyone’s skin safely, gently and effectively.

Each of the following carefully selected products does double-duty, offering benefits that soothe the skin and senses of both mom and baby.

I’ve tried all three of these products, and I’m thinking I don’t want to share them with anyone! They make my skin feel so amazing, it’s not even funny. After getting home from the gym – I SOO look forward to a nice hot shower/bath and then using these products! Love them!

Body Silk ($34.95) (above)

Perhaps the most versatile offering from Dr.Hauschka Skin Care, this silky-smooth powder is suited for use on the face, hair and body. Silk powder and extracts of gentian, oak and sage freshen skin, hair and scalp, keeping them comfortable and balanced.

For Mom: Dust this ultra-light powder over the face to control shine, set make-up and provide the perfect translucent finish. Let’s be honest: it can be hard for a mom to find the time to wash her hair as often as she’d like. When hair gets a little greasy or lifeless, simply brush in this powder to absorb excess oil and instantly renew the look and feel of your hair.

For Baby: Body Silk nurtures baby’s delicate skin, keeping it cool, dry and comfortable while botanical blends provide a light, clean scent.

Lavender Bath ($32.95)

The soothing lavender scent of this aromatherapy bath promotes a peaceful night’s sleep (or an afternoon’s rest!) for moms and babies.

For Mom: When mom doesn’t have time for a soak, simply add a few drops in a sink or basin to make a refreshing face splash or foot bath. To ease tension after a busy day, add a few drops to a hot compress and apply to the back of the neck.

For Baby: Lavender Bath helps to keep skin soft and calm, soothing irritation and visibly reducing redness while imparting soothing warmth to the skin. To use, add a teaspoon of Lavender Bath to a tub of warm water.

For the Whole Family: Add a few drops to a bowl of hot water to create a soothing atmosphere in any room of the house.

Rose Body Wash ($19.95)

The rose has many qualities that benefit delicate, sensitive skin, and this soap-free body wash gently cleanses and moisturizes while rejuvenating the senses. Scented with pure essential oils of rose and jasmine.

For Mom: Uniquely formulated with rose and anthyllis extracts to firm, soften and renew skin. It can also be smoothed on legs for an excellent shaving cream.

For Baby: Mild enough for the most delicate skin, Rose Body Wash cleanses without stripping the skin of moisture. Baby’s skin stays supple, comfortable and soft.

All Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products are available at select retailers nationwide and


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Get the Look: Ellie Goulding for Elle Magazine

Photo by Daniel King.

Talia Shobrook for Pink Papaya Created a Natural look for Ellie Goulding for Elle Magazine

Talia Shobrook first prepped her face using Pink Papaya Retuxtur Creme Primer followed by hydraradiance age defying foundation in Shell and added Mineral Photo Touch Concealer Light/Medium.

She applied the Pink Papaya Shadow Magnet Eye Base in “Natural”. She then swept Pink Papaya Mineral Eye Shadow in “Shadow Magnet” on the lid. Then she lined all around the eye Pink Papaya Luxe Creme Liner in “Silver lining”.

She then generously applied a coat of Pink Papaya Lush Mascara in “Lush Black” followed by a coat of Pink Papaya HD Mascara in “Carbon Black”

To achieve the lips, she applied Pink Papaya Super Glossy Lips in Sweet

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From the ELLE Interview:

“I suppose it’s a reflection of how my life has been,” says singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding of the breathy, sugar-coated edge of her electro-folk-pop hybrid. Growing up in bucolic Hereford, England, “all I had was my guitar,” says the 25-year-old, whose main venue was folk night at the local coffeehouse. Spotted by a scout at a music competition at her university, Goulding moved to London and fell into “a whole new world of electronic music.” The blitz that followed was literally anxiety attack inducing (“My heart just wouldn’t stop pounding,” she says): Her first effort, Lights, was the UK’s biggest and fastest-selling debut album of 2010; fan Prince William asked her to serenade his nuptials; and by 2011, she was playing sold-out arenas on tour with Katy Perry. Her in-the-works second album will be more vocals-centric, orchestral, and “a lot more raw,” Goulding says. “Everything came so quickly the first time around, I think I found it hard to deal with. Now I’m ready to smash it.”—Maggie Bullock


I adore Ellie Goulding she is the star of my Spotify play lists> I am obsessed with “The Writer” right now, beautiful song!



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