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Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Lash Extension Kit

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 Every woman knows the key to beautiful eyes is a long, luxurious lash. Unfortunately, most of us just weren’t born with it! Sure, you can always grab some falsies and a little glue and be on your way to gorgeous, but who wants to deal with the mess and frustration? That’s why we are happy to report that there’s a new way to create your perfect lash; Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Lash Extension Kit!

These all natural extensions are the answer to your sexy eye prayers. Made from cellulose, panthenol, botanical extract and vitamin E, the exclusive hi-tech formula contains a 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum to enhance natural lash growth as well as the appearance of longer lashes.

In a recent study, users had both amazing instant and long-term results with 100% of those testing the product reporting dramatic lash effect upon first use and thicker, fuller, longer lashes after 3 week’s of use. The best part is that with this product, you are only three small and easy steps away from sexy, sultry lashes… no glue or falsies required.

Still not quite sold of the Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Lash Kit? How does $5,000 sound? That’s right, for a limited time, Physician’s Formula is hosting an Eye Boosting challenge. Create and submit your own how-to video, posting your own amazing lash transformation, and you’re automatically entered in the drawing for $5,000.00! So what are you waiting for? Your best and most amazing lashes are just a quick purchase away!

By: Sian Bitner Kearney

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Three Valentines Day Gifts for Under $50

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I love the theory of Valentines day....being open with the people you care about and telling them how much they are appreciated and loved.  But, I have always been shocked at how much that sentiment can get blown out of proportion!  Love does not mean having to buy the most expensive gift, or go to the fanciest of dinners.  The best kind of love comes in tiny gestures.  So, with that thought I would love to share some fun gift ideas for your friends, family or your honey.  All of them under $50



Any one who knows me knows that I adore a good wine and cheese night!  I think that some of the best moments I have had with Mike or my friends are those days or nights when we pile around the dinner table with some good food and great wine.  One of my favorite activities to do with my babe is a day of wine tasting in Temecula Valley at our winery of choice Europa Village.  For as little as $15 a person you can taste some of your favorite wines (I highly recommend the La Scappatella).  We love spending a lazy Sunday listing to live music, and relaxing on their patio.  This is an absolute must for you Valentines lovers. 



I couldn't do a Valentines day roundup without including something for you beauty lovers out there!  But, this time I want to include something unique and fun.  Think bedazzled. Think kissable, rosy lips.  What could be better than the Bejeweled Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lip Jar?!  This stunning little package deeply moisturizes the lips, and gives a soft rosy tint that will make your lips luscious. It also has a rose/vanilla/red berry scent that is delicious and smells divine.  I have to tell you that I have become quite addicted to this balm, and LOVE pulling it out of my purse.  Everyone will be asking where you got it! Vaseline created these limited edition jars with a heart on the lid, and European crystals surrounding the packaging. Available at Kitson and–  Vaseline is also available for $2.29 at food, drug, and mass retailers nationwide. 


And last but not least, jewelry.  I can't do a post about Valentines Day and NOT include something blingy!  I love this Kate Spade key bracelet because it can be perfect for your love, your best friend, or your family.  It symbolizes the key to your heart.  So simple and classy.  I have never been a fan of anything too over the top, and I love the quiet message this gives.  It makes a huge statement in such a petite and elegant package. Love! 

Vaseline sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.

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GHD Sunset Professional Styler

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Let’s be honest, when it comes to flat irons, ghd is the mother of all brands, tried and trusted for years. Whether you like your locks sleek and straight or full of voluminous waves, there’s no easier way to achieve your signature look that with a ghd iron. From dedicated ghd users to total newbies, we’ve got one ghd iron you have to try; the ghd Sunset Professional Styler.

This gorgeous 1” iron offers advanced ceramic heat technology for hair that’s full of shine and lasting style. The smooth, floating plates allow for snag-free styling, the 30 minute, automatic sleep mode ensures you’re iron will be safely turned off, even when you forget to do it yourself. The universal voltage allows you to style no matter where you travel and the round barrel creates amazing curls and waves. The ghd Sunset also includes a heat resistant mat, a keepsake box and a 2 year manufacturer’s guarantee. Users of the styler have rated it a 4.5 out of 5 stars, leaving such positive comments as, “It’s the best iron I’ve ever used!”

If the incredible and versatile styling abilities weren’t enough to have buyers running to their laptops to place an order, there’s also the look of the iron. Inspired by the latest tropical catwalk trends and part of ghd’s limited edition Bird of Paradise Collection, the graduated ombre’ color flow of gorgeous purple into brilliant pink, leaves users feeling as though they are indeed styling at sunset!

If you’ve been looking for the perfect flat iron to give your locks a runway makeover, look no further than ghd’s Sunset Professional Styler. At only $225.00, this is one sunset you don’t want to miss!

By Sian Bitner Kearney

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The Pixie Cut: A Style for Every Season!

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You’ve heard the saying, “go big or go home” but usually when it comes to a hairstyle change, we women shy away from this concept. Most will add a few highlights or lowlights and even chop our luscious locks into a bob, but if you’re really ready for a change the pixie cut is the way to go.

Starlets everywhere from Charlize to Beyonce have been bidding adieu to their great lengths in favor of a fun and fearless pixie cut.

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A New Way To Glow!

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 It may be hard to believe, but despite the bitter cold and cloudy days, spring is just around the corner. Along with longer, brighter days, spring also brings skin-baring fashion to the forefront, making your gloomy, pale skin feel a bit late for the party. If you’ve tried other self tanners in the past and they left you feeling a little less than impressed, than perhaps it’s time to give St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil a try.

Unlike some lotion and mousse based self tanners, St. Tropez’ Dry Oil moisturizes and nourishes skin leaving you with the ultimate golden glow and skin that’s incredibly soft. This self tanner is also a best bet for those who despise that typical self tanner smell, as the essential oils that leave the skin feeling like silk, also leave behind a mild, pleasant fragrance.

If you’re also not a fan of that dark, greenish guide color other St. Tropez products leave you to deal with until morning, you’ll be happy to know that while there is a touch of initial color to help the application stay even, the color is a far more natural, golden hue meaning…no more hiding from your loved ones until after your morning shower!

Application of the St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil is much like all of their other tanning products – simply apply evenly with the Applicator Mitt, allow to dry before dressing, wait a minimum of four hours to shower and voila – instant post-vacation glow! Your newly applied tan can be deepened with additional applications and should last between 5-10 days while keeping skin moisturized for up to 7 days!

So grab a little St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil and prepare to get your glow on! With skin this golden and silky smooth, you’ll be dying to show it off!

by Sian Bitner Kearney

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Have Celebrity Confidence

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Find Your Inner Celebrity Confidence:

I constantly come across women and men that are never satisfied with how they look. From weight to the shape of their face, they always feel bad about how they look. I try to remind them that everyone's different and even those celebrities they admire aren't perfect. The truth is, we all deal with our own body confidence issues. I have a few tricks I've picked up from celebrities to help me feel confident even when I might not feel like I look my best.

Dress For You

I don't have to wear the latest trends if they don't work for my body. Dress for your body type and you'll feel far more confident. Be comfortable in your own skin and your beauty will shine through. Demi Lovato isn't ashamed of her curves. Embrace what makes you unique, don't hide it.

Be Grateful

Victoria Justice may seem perfect, but she isn't always happy with her body. Instead of obsessing, she takes a step back and thinks about what is right. She's grateful to be healthy and lets the body issues drift away.

Alter Ego

Okay, so it may sound silly, but embrace your alter ego. Pretend you're someone else when you're not feeling confident with your looks. Even Beyonce embraces her alter ego Sasha when she doesn't feel super confident on stage.

Basically, forget your imperfections and just love yourself. Confidence is sexy!

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MD Complete Skincare

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I am always on the hunt for a product that’s effective, low maintenance, and not insanely expensive.  Recently, a good friend of mine sent me an email about a new product that she was obsessed with.  Needless to say, her email below got my attention:

"so…..they approached me to write a commercial and i wanted to try the product first - in part, so i knew what to write about, but more interesting to me was that they had research showing hands-down results that beat out Obagi for fine lines and wrinkles - which i had just spent a fortune on - AND that you could see results in five days. FOR $30. i literally started that monday and saw a difference by friday. and then the results just kept getting better. here i am after two months. they’re secret sauce is in how they deliver prescription-strength anti-age ingredients without being irritating or requiring multiple steps. no one has been able to do this, apparently. UNTIL NOW"

I introduce you to MD Complete by Dr. Brian Zelickson.  The line has two main skincare systems, the Anti-Aging and Skin Clearing, which can be used together to create a personalized skincare routine. The line is available at Target, meaning that you can receive dermatologist grade, amazing skincare for a fantastic price.  I will be running out to grab the Advanced Wrinkle Repair this week! 

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