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BA Star Holiday Red Lip Pencil & 50% Off Discount!

BA Star Face ChartOkay ladies, like it or not it’s November 1 and Halloween is officially over. So you know what that means – it’s time for me to commit the mortal sin of talking about Christmas! And what’s better for the holidays than a full, bold red lip color? (Okay, maybe an iPad.)

BA Star, a makeup company that specializes in cheer and dance team makeup, sent me their Holiday Red Lip Pencil and I was skeptical at first – could a lip pencil really deliver the kind of intense color I wanted? The answer is yes. One swipe and I could see why the BA Star line is so stage-friendly: the color was bright, vivid and wasn’t going anywhere.

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Celeb Beauty: What’s in Bella Thorne’s Makeup Bag?

Bella-Thorne Makeup Bag FeatureBella-Thorne makeup bag celebrity beauty tipsBella Thorne is the star of the Disney Channel’s Shake It Up! and a lovely face (one battling recent rumors of lip injections – oh my) on the rise whose name you’ll be hearing a lot more. Here’s what Bella told Seventeen she’s toting around in her (rather disorganized) Betsey Johnson bag, including her choice makeup products:

  • A deck of cards – no, really. She likes Crazy 8s!
  • Giorgio Armani mascara – she says she always uses this because it gives you the “best lashes!”
  • Pink lip gloss – don’t we all carry that around?
  • Her wallet with her Humane Society debit card, ’cause she’s an animal lover
  • A wallet charm that says her character’s name “Cecilia”, but that she hasn’t hooked on yet!
  • An unidentified photo… hmmmm…
  • Her iPhone
  • Mints
  • Lotion to re-moisturize on the plane when she’s travelling to shoot
  • Her favorite gum
  • Her Beats by Dre earbuds (they look like the Tour-in-Ear black pair), but strangely no iPod

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What do you like best about Miss Thorne? Her new Kohls’ campaign, perhaps? Do you think she had lip injections?

Debby Ryan’s Halloween Makeup: Marilyn Monroe

Debby Ryan Jessie Marilyn Monroe Halloween MakeupStar of the Disney Channel’s uber-successful “Jessie”, Debby Ryan is near and dear to my heart as a fellow redhead (as is her Disney cohort Bella Thorne!). She dressed up as a rather funny version of Marilyn Monroe in a Halloween episode of Jessie entitled “Ghost Bummers”, but the Instagram selfie she posted (right) was much more beautiful than funny.

To get the look, an absolute must is a powerful, lasting red lipstick – Lime Crime’s Velvetines Red Velvet liquid lipstick will withstand the most pungent Halloween party punch. (If you’re into more traditional- and cheaper- lipsticks, try Julie Hewett Rouge Noir – it’s a long lasting classic red.)

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Skincare Reviews: Lumene TIME FREEZE Firming Day Cream

lumene-time-freeze-firming-day-cream review -spf-15We’re all looking for inexpensive versions of luxury skincare products that still do the trick to make us look younger and better. That’s one of the things that led me to pick up Lumene Time Freeze Firming Day Cream. I’m not all that saggy yet – but I’ve already got some areas that need serious help.

The product smells great, but it’s on the oily side – I’d only recommend it for really dry skin. It worked a lot better for me after I moved to Phoenix than when I lived in the humid Houston weather.

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Beauty Buzz: Nanotechnology

Beauty Buzz Nanotechnology Woman SyringeGet ready for some science, girls! The latest buzz in beauty and skincare products surrounds nanotechnology, which basically means the manipulation of extremely small particles. The idea is, teeny tiny ingredients can get deeper into the skin, contact more skin layers, and work faster.

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