Wednesday, September 30, 2009

NeoCell Super Collagen + C from the inside out
Skin Care Routine Calculator

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There are a million skin care products out there, so it can be tough to know what will work best for your skin. Luckily, this quiz takes the guesswork out of skin care. Just put in your information and end up with the perfect routine for you.

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Well what you may want to consider for your beauty routine is a supplement? I've been taking teh NeoCell pomegranate liquid called Collagen + C. Interesting taste! It's got a tang to it!
Now, I'm adding a collagen based supplement to my diet to test how my hair and skin go through the summer heat to winter cold weather. Plus, one can never be too healthy looking and this may add something from the inside out!

Here's some details from their website, or go look around for yourself!

It may surprise you to know that as health conscious as our society is today, there are scores of consumers who are not aware of the significant benefits of collagen, hyaluronic acid and pomegranate. In fact, many people are not even aware that collagen may be taken orally, that hyaluronic acid replacement has tremendous benefits or that scientific studies have shown pomegranate to have three times the antioxidant capacity of green tea or red wine.
But that’s all about to change.

As you navigate through this site, NeoCell introduces you to new products like Collagen + C™, PureH.A.™ and Pomegranate Power™, in addition to their best-selling ImmuCell with Kolla2, Super Collagen and Super Collagen + C supplements. Plus you’ll learn about the latest breakthrough studies and what they mean to your health and wellness. You’ll discover natural skin care solutions to maintain and enhance your appearance, like our simple three-step program and anti-aging systems.

Well, that's just a big about NeoCell, there is more in depth information on the website so go look.
And to answer for once, all the times I've been doing a HABA demo at Costco and had someone ask me about this product line, here's the answer:

"Why are the pills so large?" Answer: because they contain 6g of collagen vs. other brands that carry less. So, have a big glass of water on hand, and down the hatch. Your skin and hair will thank you!
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Votre Vu Portrait Collar Restorative Neck Creme review
Ultra Lift Skin Care

Want the ultimate guide for your skin? Look no further

Ultra Lift Skin Care

For some women, money is no object when it comes to their skin and looking young. Even if you don't quite fall into that extreme, you'll still love these tips to find your perfect skin care regimen.

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Okay ladies...who has a wee bit of crepey skin, or perhaps some "rubber bands" and this area could also be called a t urkey neck?
No need to raise your hand if this is you, but if you are concerned about your neck area, this is a product you may be interested in.

Portrait Collar Restorative Neck Crème- This neck crème is wrapped in supporting ingredients that combat sagging tissues, diminish lines and promote youthful looking skin.

I tried it for several days and enjoyed several facets of the product: such as I like the fragrance. If you are sensitive to smells, this luxurious creme does have a nice scent. It's a rich texture and absorbs quickly. I tested it and enjoyed it but the real benefits of the product came on my very young grandma who is at 65 a very energetic, active and beauty conscious woman.

She experienced a fullness in her neck skin and less crepiness in the skin. Just a little bit goes along way and absorbed quickly into the skin. She wears her foundation over the product and had no reaction, slippage or breaking up of her makeup.

So if you are looking for a new creme to help erase some years, try Votre Vu Portrail Collar Restorative Neck Creme! And now...for a little information about the company from their website:

About Votre Vu (
Votre Vu is a luxurious skin care brand that brings the best naturally-based skincare solutions to the U.S. market and beyond. Harold Zimmerman, the CEO of the company introduced the best of both beauty worlds to the American market by merging French traditions and American ingenuity. Their extensive line offers high standard skincare products including facial care, body creams, and hair care. Votre Vu products not only tend to outer beauty, but ensure that every area of a person’s skin care health regimen is tailored to their concerns and needs. Through Votre Vu’s successful E-commerce and consultant opportunities, the company offers customers multiple channels of convenient shopping. The goal of the company is to create direct communication between the brand and consumers.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Best money saving drugstore conditioners for you!
Top 14 Drugstore Conditioners

Pantene was all over the list, but did it nab the no. 1 spot?

What we all want: soft, silky, shiny hair. What we all need: to save some cash (especially these days). The solution: one of these drugstore hair conditioners. readers say all the conditioners on this list gave them salon-worthy hair at bargain bin prices; it's the perfect combination!

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No. 14: TIGI Bed Head Superstar Conditioner, $11.99 average reader rating: 9.1

"I get softness and amazing body from this conditioner ..."

No. 13: Aveeno Nourish + Moisturize Conditioner, $6.99 average reader rating: 9.1

"With just one wash my hair looked and felt better ..."

No. 12: Garnier Fructis Fortifying Body and Volume Conditioner, $14.99 average reader rating: 9.1

Readers say this lives up to its name. "This conditioner leaves my hair softer without bringing it down and making it look thinner ..."

Want to see what's no. 1? Click here!

Seriously, as of late, as my Nexxus and Frekeric Fekkai run low, I"ve been using the yellow bottles from L'oreal called Color Vive for dry/color treated hair ( cause mine is natural okay!) and it's ok. It's not cra'mazing, but it's okay and it's under ten bucks, so what's to complain about?
Enjoy the beauty bubble, click through and see about finding a drugstore conditioner that could save you some money. :) Til next time!

P.s. remember to come see me this Sunday Oct 4th for the free show at East Valley Bridal Affair. Sign up ahead of time for Bridaloke, and win your engagement photo session for free! YOu can do anything for 90 seconds...including your rendition of Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne. Oh wait, that's my song! Get your own! :)
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Can you help Rich?
10 Cities with the Most Cellulite

You can pinch more than an inch of dimpled flesh in these regions

Here's what we know about cellulite: you can't "cure" it, women are more likely to have it, and it ain't pretty. What causes cellulite isn't as clear. Hormones and genetics definitely play a role (thanks, mom), but Howard Murad, M.D., and CEO/founder of Murad, Inc., says lifestyle factors that damage the skin or cause poor circulation, think: smoking, excess weight, a diet high in bad fats, alcohol, lack of exercise and overall poor health -- can also contribute. So we used these factors to find out what U.S. cities have the highest rates of cellulite risk factors. Find out if you live in one.

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Angela Johnson just sent me this link to help a friend out. And what are friends for anyways?
Please visit
and do what you can! A fundraiser event is in the works, though in the meantime, send something his way. We did it for Che, we can do it for Rich! Thank you!
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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pics from ABW today!

Ultra Lift Skin Care

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For some women, money is no object when it comes to their skin and looking young. Even if you don't quite fall into that extreme, you'll still love these tips to find your perfect skin care regimen.

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Hi! The Arizona Bridal Week event today in Tempe at the was awesome!
Special thanks to for orgainzing this week long event!

Now, while waiting for the brides to begin arriving, I sat down with Cliff Harrington of to learn how to play Texas Hold'em. As you can see in the photo, that's my poker face and why I don't play cards.
I played with DJ Greg Christofolo of and lost. Darn! Thank goodness it was play chips!

When it came time for my bridal makeup demo, up and coming model Nicole Harrington volunteered for some lashes,stain and Skindindavia. Which pretty much are the three things a bride needs for her bridal day beauty!
As with most of my photos, you can see the angel orbs floating around, which is always a good thing.
And I finished up her makeup with 2-3 light spritzes of the Skindinavia Wedding Bells spray that will help set the makeup so it doesn't move,crease or fade after hours of wear. Really! Try some at

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sunday! See you at Arizona Bridal Week in Tempe

There is some very special deals going on for today: such as...

Sunday Expo show we are discounting week long tickets and offering up a special day rate for this show only!Come out to the MADCAP Theaters (use to be the Harkins Theater on Mill Ave) and enjoy our day rate of $5.00 a person or $8.00 a couple. We are also discounting the week long couples tickets from $35.00 General Admission to $20.00 and our $75.00 VIB (Very Important Bride) couples ticket to $50.00.

As an added bonus every attendant gets a goodie bag sponsored by filled with getmarried count down calendars, getmarried pens and a coupon for 20% off redeemable at getmarried's online shop.We also have delicious cookies from Cake Contessa, $5.00 off name change coupons from, $300. off your photography package and a free engagement session with Christina Smith Photography and much, much, more!

Don't miss out on your goodie bag full of savings and don't miss out on a fun filled day of events and entertainment! Our DJ and photographer with Bridal Show Special will be providing great tunes and will be taking pictures and printing them for our guests to come home with a memento from the show.

I'm sure our infamous Reverend G is sure to entertain as well, but if you haven't found an officiant to marry you Reverend Giovanni is exactly what you need!Below is what we have in store for our attendants! All guests are welcome to come at 9:00am, come there early to increase your chances of winning!For a $5.00 donation to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure gets you an additional entry into the raffle drawing for prizes all day and gets you into CCSP bridal poker games available all day to win additional prizes.9:45am - 1st prize winner announcement10:15am - Yoga Demonstration by Karve Studio - get your body into bridal shape!10:45am - 2nd Prize winner announcement10:50am - Makeup

Demonstration by Cherelynn Baker 11:10am - 3rd Prize winner announcement11:15am - FREE popcorn and water to watch a fun loving wedding movie1:00pm - Afternoon Makeup

Demonstration by Cherelynn Baker1:30pm - Announcement of our $1000. Cornelis Hollander Fine Jewelry Gift Certificate Thank you,

Jennyvi Dizon
Fashion Designer
Custom Bridal and Evening Wear

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Cutting Edge Hair & V.I.B.s
Your Guide to Cutting Edge Hair

Everything you need to know to get the latest in hair

From the hottest trends for fall to the perfect new hairstyle for your hair type and personality, this guide has everything you need for a gorgeous new head of hair. What are you waiting for?!

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Happy Saturday!
Arizona Bridal Week is officially launched as of today. Congratulations to Jennyvi Dizon for her hard work, dedication and commitment to helping others!
Tomorrow, Sunday September 27th, I'll be at the Tempe event being held at the Mad Cap Theatre, which used to be the old Harkins movie theatre. I'm doing two bridal makeup demos, and will need two volunteer brides to do the makeup on.

You'll have a set of lashes applied, get a free bottle of Skindinavia Bridal spray to take home, plus a chance to be photographed in your "bridal beauty" look.
Email me if you would like to be the demo bride, and if you would like one of my $75 V.I.B. ( very important bride) passes for free to get into the show. It's good for the entire week!
See you there!
To learn more about Skindinavia before you get there, go to:

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Emmy looks you can wear right now
Top 10 Emmy Awards Looks You Can Wear Now

Not a celebrity? Doesn't matter! We share how to make red carpet hair and makeup looks wearable for every day

Sure, it would be nice to walk the red carpet like Heidi Klum, Kim Kardashian or Drew Barrymore, but most of us will never get the chance. However, that doesn't mean we can't have red carpet-worthy style every day, right? That's why we pulled together easy-to-do tips from celebrity hair and makeup artists for our favorite Emmy Awards looks.

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Thank God it's Friday! The Emmy looks were much more wearable than the VMA's. Enjoy the beauty bubble and I look forward to meeting you this Sunday at the Arizona Bridal Week event in Tempe at Mad Cap theatre. Which, if you've been around for a while, you'll remember that as the old Harkins theatre, just behind P.F. Changs and next to Chase bank. There is a parking garage conveniently located next to it!

Remember! I have two demos at 11 and 1:15 pm, and the bride who comes up to have her make up done in the demo gets a free Skindinavia bridal makeup spray.

Plus! I have 2 free V.I.B. passes ready to give away! Email for details!
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De-trauma yourself & your beauty routine
13 Ways to Stress Less and Have More Fun

Want to live a free and easy lifestyle? You can with these quick tips

With these tips we'll show you how to inject some fun into every day, in a minute or less. So toss out that to-do list and have some fun -- you deserve it!

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Wow! What a day! The computer didn't work all yesterday! It was trauma! I better click through the beauty bubble, now to destress!
See you this weekend at the Arizona Bridal Week event in Tempe at the Mad Cap theatre.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Come see me do a live bridal makeup demo this Sunday!
Quiz: Can You Guess These Women's Ages?

These readers are highly anticipating your answers

These 15 women are biting their nails as they wait for the results of this quiz to roll. They can't wait to know if you think they look younger, older or spot on their age. As you vote, we'll share some expert tricks that will help you in your own war against aging.

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Hi Arizona Brides!
Okay, I was just telling you about the Skindinavia makeup finish sprays and this Sunday you can see me demo them! My demos are at 11 a.m. a nd 1:15 pm..that's right before the big raffle item giveways! I have 2 free V.I.B. passes to giveaway too! So email me now for yours!
If you would like to be my bride for the makeup demo, email me now!

September 27th Sunday @ the MadCap Theaters
This location is the old Harkins theatre on Mill ave next to the P.F. Changs, Chase bank with a large parking garage next to it for your convenience!

Driving Directions Date: September 27th, 2009
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
VIB Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
730 S Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281
With this event, couples should get dressed and be ready to shoot their engagement photos with many of the photographers who will be ready to shoot. There will also be casino tables, where the couples can have fun and win prizes at the same time for free. One lucky bride will win a $1,000. gift certificate by Cornelis Hollander.
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Brighten Your Look

Get tips and tricks to give your look an overhaul

Is your routine getting a bit stale? Shake things up with these tips and tricks to liven up your overall look and perfectly showcase your gorgeous eyes.

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Woo hoo! I have found a goody for you! Just in time for Arizona Bridal week too!
I have sampled two of the Skindinavia line products under rigorous testing!
I tried the 10 Years Younger makeup finish spray and the No More Shine. Both products were called upon to hold up and perform under intense heat, lights, sweating, vigorous activity and toddler hands.
I'm happy to say t hat they both performed amazing! My makeup color pigments stayed true, after 12 hours, there was very little creasing or breaking up of my foundation.
As for shine, gone! I did retouch my makeup and add another spritz of the No More Shine spray to keep my skin looking matte, which is my preference.
So here's the good news: if you are going to be at the Arizona Bridal Week on September 27th, I will be doing a makeup demo and will have both sprays on hand for you to try.
If you would like a free V.I.B. pass, email me! I've got the free $75 sitting right here ready to give away to a cost savvy bride! Visit for more information and see you at the show on September 27th!
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday style for you to pick from
Best and Worst Celebrity Fall Beauty Trends

From Scarlett Johansson to Megan Fox, see which celebs nailed the hottest hair and makeup trends and which ones, er, didn't

Best and Worst Celebrity Fall Beauty Trends

Just because something is a trend doesn't mean everyone should try it -- as these celebrity photos prove. See which A-listers mastered the latest looks and which ones should stick to their classic hair and makeup styles next time.

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I love Sundays! I lay in bed with my toddler and drink coffee from the edge of the cup while it's balanced on my clavicle. He jumps around and lays down, rolls over and chews what ever he has made for his own breakfast while watching cartoons. I love it! In our house, on Sunday: you can make your own breakfast...whatever that may be.

The beauty bubble is full of thoughts and ideas and here is mine: pick a look and stick to it. I love retro Pin Up style that is old Hollywood glamour. One time while praying and asking Holy Spirit what to do in a certain situation, it was His answer " pick a look and stick to it". So I did, and maybe you should to.

So when it comes to trend, you get one wee piece and work it around your "look" and that's about it. So now, I do a heavy wet line of charcoal grey instead of black, and I've used the charcoal grey in my brows too!

Enjoy the bubble, thank you for your love and support and get ready f or this week, because boy do I have some stuff in store for you!
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sing to the tune of Bay City Rollers: Saturday Saturday Saturday!
Brighten Your Look

Get tips and tricks to give your look an overhaul

Is your routine getting a bit stale? Shake things up with these tips and tricks to liven up your overall look and perfectly showcase your gorgeous eyes.

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Happy Saturday! I'm in Tucson, working and on the road. In the meantime, catch me on Twitter cause you know I've got a Tweet callus and won't leave you hanging over this amazing weekend.

There are some great product giveaways coming up for this week: including another set of passes for the Very Important Bride...V.I.B. at the Arizona Bridal Week. It's going to be so much fun! Plus, where else can you sample so much cake in one place?

See you there and stay tuned on the model blog, the locations lined up for the next series of shoots are 'cra'mazing!"

Muah! Enjoy this day that the Lord has made!!!!
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Thank God it's Friday! Weekend makeup tip
MTV 2009 Video Music Awards Best and Worst Looks

Taylor Swift was princess-perfect while Lady Gaga went above and beyond

While "space punk" appeared to be a red carpet theme, these artists all brought their individual style to MTV's 2009 Video Music Awards (case in point: Lady Gaga). Here, we present our most crave-worthy (and cringe-worthy) picks for hair and makeup.

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Yep, it's always something. Enjoy the beauty bubble, but before you go:
I'm out of town and hope you are enjoying some fab family time too!
Remember when wearing a "trend" less is more and adding just one key piece to your makeup or wardrobe is enough to pull it off. Buy a good grey shadow, one with lots of pigment and semi-matte so you can use it as liner as well as shadow and around the spooky party nights...contour!

P.S. Thanks for your kind words on the Dollface Bettys pictures from the model blog and for visiting Tammy's page at if you make a craft...sell it on Etsy!

See you at OneThing and Social D. ;)
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Grandma's got her lashes on! New L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion mascara
The 11 Worst Skin Care Serums

Hoping for an anti-aging miracle? You won't find it with these products

The 11 Worst Skin Care Serums

Some anti-aging products can completely revamp how our skin looks. Unfortunately, the serums on this list either didn't do much at all, or gave our readers worse skin (yikes!). Check them out, so you know what not to try.

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No. 11: Origins Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Eye Serum, $45 average reader rating: 6.5

No. 11: Origins Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Eye Serum, $45

"The eye serum irritates my skin and burns my eyes ..."

No. 10: Olay Regenerist Targeted Tone Enhancer, $21.79 average reader rating: 6.5

No. 10: Olay Regenerist Targeted Tone Enhancer, $21.79

Even after "eight weeks" or using "the entire tube" readers "have not noticed a change ..."

No. 9: Fusion Beauty LiftFusion Face Lift, $140 average reader rating: 6.4

No. 9: Fusion Beauty LiftFusion Face Lift, $140

"I didn't feel any of the benefits that were advertised, and cost per use was approximately $40 ..."

Want to see what's the worst? Click here!

I personally, am a serum lover! Some of these in the beauty bubble I have used and loved, and some I have used and got blackheads, the kind t hat require professional extraction.

Before you click through to find out if yours is in there:

You must buy this mascara and stay tuned to buy it when it comes out in a waterproof formula.

The new L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion does everything and more that it talks about. It's not just hype in my house.

The editorial sample arrived with two instead of one tubes. Bonus! So I tried one and gave the other to my grandma.

My personal experience is that the round brush is funky at first and less of a stroke is more than going at your eyelashes in a whipped up fury like normal isn't going to work with this shape of brush. It's round, with different sized rubberized spikes that can get into, around, beside and on top of all lashes.

So the first time I used it I literally had it all over my eye. Wow, my lashes, ( what they got of the mascara on them) were huge! The formulation is light, has a smooth texture, a medium black tone though I see that it is available in a "blackest black" which would be my personal preference.

There is not a strong scent or odor and it washed off with my regular face wash and water.

Now on the second application, I toned down my aggressive mascara habit and with a g entle wagging of the round brush around the top lashes and bottom, they were once again huge but without all the mess. So, I'm in love and personally feel that L'Oreal makes some of the best drugstore brand mascaras you can get!

Why I titled this post "Grandma's got lashes" is because I gave the extra tube to her. She is a mature, mid 60's lady, in shape, wears makeup and is almost always dressed up. On a particular saturday morning it was the first time since I've known her that I could see through her glasses her eyelashes!

Huge lashes on Grandma? She too loves the L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion mascara and said that she would buy it if it came in waterproof. I'm telling you, I've never noticed her eyemakeup like that before. The product really made a difference in her eyes looking larger and brighter, and the mascara showed up under her glasses. Wow.

Keep your eyes out, coming this Fall to a mass retailer near you will be your chance to purchase the latest in beauty from L'Oreal Paris: "Telescopic Explosion mascara"! Enjoy!

Remember to email in for your free V.I.B. pass to the Arizona Bridal Week festivities starting on September 26th, visit for more info!

Catch me in the catalog at oooh, I love the black mink wrap and now is the perfect time to get my Christmas gift!

Finally, come see me at OneThing at City of Grace in Mesa Az or at the Social Distortion concert at Arizona Fall Frenzy in Tempe Beach Park.


As always, thanks for your comments and support!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Neutrogena Instant Eye Reviver, free VIB pass and more!
Find Out How to Wear Fall's Hottest Hairstyle

Follow these how-tos and tips to get your most playful hairstyle ever

Find Out How to Wear Fall's Hottest Hairstyle

Eli Thomas, owner of Thomas Chance Hairdressing in Santa Monica, Calif. shows you how to transform medium-length straight hair into a fun, tousled style (a la Hayden Panettiere, Blake Lively and Jennifer Aniston). With just a few key styling items, you'll be set!

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Great hairstyles! Before you click through the beauty bubble, I have a few things to share:

First: NEUTROGENA Ageless Restoratives Instant Eye Reviver and de-puff an eye in no time! I think my eyes are puffy from sleeping with the fan on, oh, and the general lack of sleep?

This is the purple box, in the Ageless Restoratives product line from Neutrogena. It has a rollerball applicator which feels cool to the touch when you put it on your eye. Simple squeeze a bit forward from the bottom of the tube, just like toothpaste and then use the rollerball to blend the product around the eye area.

Finish by lightly patting the product in to the skin, and wiping off the rollerball. It helps eyes look more awake and is very lightweight. It's full of good stuff like lipids, Tetrol-E and BioDynes which is what takes care of the under eye puffiness.

It is non greasy, non irritating and non comedogenic! Go get some!

Want some free stuff?

For all you Arizona brides, I have a set of Arizona Bridal Week V.I.B. passes (which stands for very important bride) to giveaway! Just email me your name and contact info to mail the pass to along with a Neutrogena product name and toot sweet this $75 ticket is yours!

The recent Pin Up styled photoshoot pics you've been seeing on Twitter, Myspace and the model blog are courtesy of Tammy Cochran at or

Go visit and get yourself a hair pin like mine, or buy me that black mink stole!

Sightings this week:

OneThing sponsored by IHOP at City of Grace in Mesa, AZ ! Come early! Yes, it's primarily for teens, but I'm taking my toddler to get him started early.

and then...

Arizona Fall Frenzy at the Tempe Beach Park. Where there is Social D, there is me.

Finally, a quick trip to Tucson and I don't 'spose I'll be seeing you there. :) Holla!

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