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Beauty Spotlight 11/11/2012

Perilously Pale is excited to share her brand new site design with you AND the amazing new Fyrinnae Samhain 2012 collection.I know, I know.The Fyrinnae is prettier, but it’s still worth checking out both. 😉

Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search took COVERGIRL’s latest mascara out for a test drive. How did it perform?

15 Minute Beauty has been using way too much mascara! Check out what 30 layers of Clump Crusher looks like.

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is madly in love with the Giorgio Armani Nude Lip Set featuring Rouge D’Armani Beige 103 and Gloss D’Armani Beige 103.If you love a gorgeous nude lip- then this is a must-have set!

The Pink Sith Blog tells you all about Literal Linda and the Lise Watier Portfolio Corrector. She is also giving one away, so enter today!

Over at Prime Beauty, poor Cindy is befuddled (it doesn’t take much) trying to pick which bareMinerals Holiday Gift Sets to keep and which to give. I’m all for the 1 for you 2 for me method!

Sparkle and Gold, it must be the holiday season approaching, Visionary Beauty shows us the Dior Night Golds palette.

Pammy Blogs Beauty‘s Holiday Shopping Guide 2012 series continues with her review of Laura Mercier’s beautiful Color-To-Go Palette

Beauty Info Zone not only has a fabulous Cult Nails purple lacquer to share with you but they’ve joined with bloggers all around the world to say STOP BULLYING. Come see the gorgeous glittery Seduction polish as well as to read our message.

Modesty Brown shares swatches of the Make Up For Ever Black Tango palette along with a quick face of the day.

Beauty Crazed is giving stuff away and wants everyone to enter – if you are looking to update your makeup bag with some Burberry Beauty, shu uemura, Veil Cosmetics, Revlon and more be sure to come and enter!

London MakeUp Girl shows us what Dior Addict lipstick in Londres looks like on her, and what other colour cosmetics she likes to wear with it. She had to buy it for the name!

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My BFF is pregnant!

Exciting news around here! It has been confirmed this week that my BFF is pregnant! So, that means I am going to get as much info as I can on all kinds of mommy-to-be products so that I can spoil my BFF, and the bean, before it even arrives!

One of the things she has already noticed was that she could see that her skin was already starting to change on her. So, the first thing I suggested was that she get herself some Mama Mio OMega Body Oil. Well, she did one better and already ordered her self The 9 Month Stretch Kit – which includes the Mama Mio Pregnancy Essentials: Tummy Rub Butter, Boob Tube and Lucky Legs, along with Tracy Anderson’s new Pregnancy Project workout DVD set. (*It’s $75USD online.)

I’m ridiculously excited to get to be an auntie, but I am clueless about the best products to suggest to her. So, if you have any suggestions, please leave’em for me. And, as I find out things, I will definitely share them with you in case you have friends, relatives, or even yourself that might be in the market for some mommy-to-be treats, too!

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Beauty Spotlight: Beauty Info Zone is Stranded on a Desert Island

One by one, the Beauty Spotlight Team members are being stranded on a desert island. Poor Marcia from Beauty Info Zone drew the short straw and has been airlifted there first. Will the items in her whimsical bag reflect what she took with her?

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Makeup Wars: Favorite BB Cream

This edition of “Makeup Wars” has us discussing our favorite BB creams. As we all know, I love me some foreign beauty products, so it should come as no surprise that my favorite BB cream is a legit Asian BB cream. I say “legit” because the Asian BB creams contain a whitening formulation that the US brands don’t include, which I actually need this time of year because of my ruddy cheeks. It’s also a thicker formula, which is more moisturizing for me as the temperatures cool down.

And, just to be weird, this contains nail protein extract, which I have no clue how it’s beneficial, but they say it gives the skin “nascent energy”, and really, who doesn’t want *that* (*whatever that is). And since it’s from Asia, it’s going to be a pain to get here in the US, but if you want to hunt it down, it was around $25USD, as a point of reference.

But if you are curious what I use from the US, my go to lately has been the Maybvelline Dream Fresh BB. Like I said, this doesn’t contain a whitening agent, so it really acts like a tinted moisturizer to me, which is my preferred formula anyway. And, since it’s here in the US, it’s available just about everywhere you shop – big box, drugstore and online for less than $10USD.

Have you guys jumped on the BB cream wagon? What is your favorite one – and do you switch it up due to the weather/season? Or keep on going?

Now, go check out what the other gals have picked as their favorite BB cream:

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*Disclaimer: The Carslan was gifted to me and the Maybelline was provided by PR.

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Beauty Spotlight 10/29/12

15 Minute Beauty shows exactly how she gets her amazing lashes.

Looking for a serum to fight aging? Pammy Blogs Beauty finds a great one with StriVectin SD Power Serum for Wrinkles!

Want to know more about The Best of Beauty Award winners? Check out Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog’s exclusive interview with Allure Magazine’s Assistant Editor Sophia Panych!

Modesty Brown shares her Sunday morning skin saviours.

What do you and Faith Hill have in common? You both wear the same fragrance thanks to Prime Beauty! Enter to win ALL 3 of Faith Hill’s fragrance collection at Prime Beauty!

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed feels that her fall nails need more colour and loves the lacquers from the Mary Kay Hollywood Mystique collection – come check out her swatches and see if your life (nails) need more colour too!

Beauty Info Zone loves to discover new brands. When the brands are cruelty-free, gorgeous, and fun to use like Whip Hand Cosmetics the fun is magnified. Come learn about the brand with us.

A powder to “fill wrinkles, pores and imperfections to leave the skin even and flawless”, who wouldn’t be tempted by the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder, unfortunately it didn’t quite hit the mark for Visionary Beauty.

Don’t you hate it when you finally pick out a polish to wear and the bottle won’t open? Check out polish insomniac’s trick to unstick a bottle of polish!

London MakeUp Girl has a guest post on SciArt Colour Analysis on her blog this week, written by a reader who has recently had this done in London. Read all about it at Guest Post: Colour Analysis with Nikki Bogardus.

Paula, from Older Girl Beauty, has a hard time getting over a bad hair coloring when she uses White Sands shampoo and conditioner to help her out.

Perilously Pale continues her love affair with the new Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge Waterproof Liquid Lip Colors with the shade #2 Rosewood.

The Pink Sith has fallen in love with the nostalgic looking and violet scented brightening powder from Besame Cosmetics.

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