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Latest Beauty Events to attend.

Sephora Offers Beauty & The Bride Kit

Sephora says “I Do” with their new limited edition Sephora Favorites Beauty & The Bride kit. 

The Sephora Favorites Beauty & The Bride kit
includes 11 wedding-day beauty essentials complete in a
keepsake box. This beauty filled box is the gift that keeps on giving,
also including a voucher for a complimentary Special Occasion Makeover
at the Sephora Beauty Studio*.  This
exclusive, personalized service will give you all the tips and
techniques needed to achieve the look of your dreams on your big day
and ever after.


are required, so please call the store to book your Special Occasion
Makeover. For more information on services at the Beauty Studio, visit


The limited edition Sephora Favorites Beauty & The Bride, $50, ($108 value) includes:

  • bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer
  • Benefit The Porefessional
  • Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens
  • Buxom Big & Healthy Lipstick in Brooklyn
  • Flora by Gucci Eau Fraîche
  • Josie Maran Argan Oil Color Stick in Rosy
  • Lancôme Juicy Tubes in Spring Fling
  • Sephora by OPI. Nail Colour in True Romantic
  • Sephora Collection Flashy Liner Waterproof in Flashy Black
  • Stila Eye Shadow in Kitten
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! Mascara in black


*Special Occasion Makeover Disclaimer:

of this Voucher constitutes acceptance of the following terms: Voucher
has no value and is not redeemable for merchandise sold at Sephora
stores, through
or at Sephora inside JCPenney. The Voucher can only be used for a
Special Occasion Makeover offered at participating Sephora stores and
cannot be used at Sephora inside JCPenney. Issuer is not responsible
for lost, stolen or damaged Vouchers or any unauthorized use. The
Voucher will not be replaced if lost, stolen, altered or destroyed.
Special Occasion Makeover appointments are subject to store scheduling
availability. Voucher must be presented and surrendered at time of use.
For Sephora store locations, please visit or call 1.877.SEPHORA. Issued by Sephora USA, Inc.              


Makeup Blending Tips & Tricks

Celebrity makeup artist and Beautyblender ® founder Rea Ann Silva shared with us her blending tips and tricks that will leave you looking flawless.

Cover Up Dark Circles and Blemishes  Apply your favorite concealer to Beautyblender. Use
the pointed side and the “stipple and twist” technique to work makeup
into depressed areas of the face. The stippling and twisting actions
feathers out the makeup’s edges, blending it without creating changes in
the texture or tone of your skin, leaving a perfect finish. The pointed
side is particularly great for hard-to-reach spots like around the nose
and mouth, and under the eyes.

Ditch the Cakey Foundation Look  Use
the round base for foundation on the larger areas of your face such as
your forehead, cheeks and chin. It leaves just the right amount on the
skin and will leave an airbrushed finish. Be sure to blend makeup all
over, including the eye area, starting in the middle and working your
way out.

Add Some Color to Get Your Glow On  Instantly
brighten your skin with bronzer and blush. Use the round base and apply
bronzer to the apples of your cheeks followed by blush. A fast way to
find the apples of your cheeks is to smile. Be sure to blend the color
up toward your temples. You can even add a highlighter to your cheek
bones to really accentuate them and give a glow. Start at the inner
corner of the eye, blend it over the brow bone and onto your cheekbone –
then do the other side. Finish by blending a little down the bridge of
your nose, chin and above the middle of your lips.

Make Your Eyes Pop  Using the pointed side of Beautyblender, apply eyeshadow in your creases and blend it down over the lids avoiding the brow bones. By using the Beautyblender,
there won’t be any harsh lines or stripes of color.  Instead, it will
look blended and effortless. For more definition, rim your upper lashes
with a liner pencil and smudge it upward with the pointed side. To get
an extra bright-eyed effect, use the tip of the pointed end and dot
shimmery eyeshadow onto the inner corners of your eyes. Celebs use this
trick on the red carpet all the time!

Add Some Strategic Shimmer   Blend
some shimmer on the top of your décolletage in a capital T shape. For
an even bigger boost, blend bronzer with the round base of
Beautyblender around the inside of each breast to enhance your cleavage. This little beauty magic trick works wonders!

Beautyblender retails
for $19.95 at major retailers nationwide including Duane Reade Look
Boutique, CO Bigelow, Henri Bendel, and online at

Donate Your Beauty To A Good Cause.

The mission of the Downtown Women’s Center is to provide permanent supportive housing and a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect, and personal stability, and to advocate ending homelessness for women.

Wonder what you can do to help? Just make a donation of any cosmetics such as toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap, lip gloss, eye shadow.  Anything a woman can use cosmetically.  You know what that means…
Just send a donation directly to the center at:
Downtown Women’s Center
442 S. San Pedro St.,
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
(213) 680-0600

Now don’t you feel better?

Discover Beauty Show, Las Vegas Completes Beauty Line Up

With its ever expanding reach and critical acclaim, Discover Beauty at Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) has added four more brands to the 2011 line-up, which is now comprised of 16 brands total.  The Discover Beauty program, an exclusive initiative of CPNA, celebrates its fifth successful year of matching leading retailers with emerging beauty and skin care brands in 2011.  New to the Discover Beauty line up are: JolieMD, KARORA Cosmetics, Layla Cosmetics, and returning as an affiliate, Kelly Teegarden. 
JolieMD – USA
JolieMD Metamorphosis was created by Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Solieman and Dr. Litner. Recently launching the Softening Serum and Enlightening Lotion, together these hero products combat anti-aging, acne and hyperpigmentation – combiningthe best ingredients nature offers in concentrations science has revealed are essential to achieving dramatic and transformative results.


KARORA is an Irish eco-chic beauty brand that offers modern women a stylish and glamorous choice in the natural beauty category.  KARORA’s botanical bronzing collection combines natural and organic formulas with the signature ingredients of acai berry and argan for skin firming and moisturizing properties. This is pure bronzed luxury with a botanical twist.

Kelly Teegarden – USA

Kelly Teegarden created her own 100 percent chemical-free skincare line out of necessity. Her new organic line, Kelly Teegarden Organics, was inspired by and emerged naturally during her realization that chemicals caused her to develop cancer. During this time, she was not able to find natural and chemical-free skincare products that met her high standards and she refused to compromise. Kelly Teegarden Organics seeks to fill the void in skincare by catering to the consumer that is looking for a natural, way to enhance their beauty.

Layla Cosmetics – Italy

Layla Cosmetics has been creating trend setting and cutting edge products from Milan for over 70 years. Fusing the latest in technology along with an Italian fashion influence, Layla reveals their newest collections for the first time to the U.S. market unveiling ground-breaking innovation and nail art to the industry.


Cosmoprof North America 2011 will take place July 31st through August 2nd, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.  For more information, visit and Treats Consumers at June 7 Event




Consumers are invited to go green and save green by enjoying gratis sustainable spa pampering, eco-friendly beauty SWAG, organic nibbles, sustainable wine tastings and more at Los Angeles’s June 7 event.

What:’s 3rd Annual Green and Gorgeous event

Where: Environment Furniture, 8126 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

When: June 7, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Register: Online at; tickets are $15 and cannot be purchased at the door.


$15 tickets include an eco- friendly tote for each guest worth over $235 and stuffed with full sized products from Weleda, Chi, Belegenza, Whishbody, Wei East, Nature’s Path, One Love Organics, Suki and Beauty Without Cruelty. The bag is supplied by Intercon Recycling.


Consumers will also enjoy—free of charge with registration —  delicious organic food and beverages from Izze and Eco Le Cuisine, complimentary pampering services from local eco-chic spas and salons and the best in eco-friendly shopping. Consumers may visit “green” beauty and wellness pavilions hosted by Phytomer,  Naked Grape Wine, Elevation Fitness, Astara Skincare, Aveda Institute Los Angeles , Twist, MyChelle Dermaceuticals, Orange Berlin, One Love Organics, Dr. Jane San Juan, American Laser SkinCare and Kevin Moshier.


Carpooling, walking and bike riding to the event are encouraged.