Skincare Giveaway: Biore Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser

Biore Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser

Biore Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser

With the temperature dropping, it would be nice to use a cleanser that can deep clean and warm up my skin. Luckily for me, Biore’s Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser can do just that.

About Biore Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser

This soothing, self-heating formula cleanses away pore-clogging dirt and oil as it helps control blackheads and prevent acne. Effectively wash away stubborn dirt, oil, and make-up with a powerful formula containing salicylic acid and pore-opening warming clay.

Bioré® Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser is available at select food, drug and mass merchant stores. For more information, visit www.biore.com

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

3 lucky winners will win Bioré’s Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser.

Open to US residents only. 18+.

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post and tell us if you change up your skincare routine in the fall. Please include your email address.

BONUS ENTRY: Share this post on Twitter and tag @MyBeautySource

CONTEST ENDS OCTOBER 8, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.

A winner will be picked at random and will be notified by email. Prize will be fulfilled by the sponsor.

Beauty Giveaway: Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask

Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask

Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask

 

Radical Skincare has just added a new home to their address book – Sephora and Sephora.com!

To celebrate the news, I’m giving one of my readers a chance to receive the Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask ($65)!

About the product:

The Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask from Radical Skincare is a multi-functional mask that restores, stimulates and boosts skin’s radiance.

It Contains:

  • Sodium PCA: Helps maintain ideal moisture balance within the skin
  • Ginseng Extract: Stimulates collagen production
  • Nasturtium Extract: Regulates oxidation reactions
  • Beta-Carotene and Antioxidant-rich vitamins A, C and E: Vital for collagen production and proper development of skin’s natural barriers
  • Trylacel™ technology: Combined with Acai Berry, Grape Seed Extract and Coffee Berry extract to deliver 300% more antioxidant potency than other brands on the market in order to provide superior anti-aging benefits and radical results

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

1 lucky winner will receive a Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask ($65)

Open to US residents only. 18+.

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post and tell us your favorite tips for healthy and glowing skin. Please include your email address.

BONUS ENTRY: Share this post on Twitter and tag @RadicalSkincare and @MyBeautySource

CONTEST ENDS OCTOBER 7, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.

A winner will be picked at random and will be notified by email. Prize will be fulfilled by the sponsor.

Hair Tutorial: Claire Danes’ 2013 Emmy Hairstyle in 3 Easy Steps

Actress Claire Danes arrives on the red carpet for the 65th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 22, 2013.  (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Actress Claire Danes arrives on the red carpet for the 65th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 22, 2013. (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Celebrity hairstylist Peter Butler was the visionary behind Claire Danes’ statement-making look at the 65th Annual Emmy Awards. Using John Frieda Hair Care, Peter gave the actress a short faux bob that helped to elongate her neck in her stunning Armani Prive Gown. See below for the steps he took to create her classic and sophisticated look.

Step 1 – Prep

Peter applied a few pumps of the Frizz-Ease Thermal Protection Formula Hair Serum ($9.99 at drugstores) through Claire’s wet hair and then added Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse ($6.99 at drugstores) before blow-drying to give the hair more texture for better workability and hold.

Step 2 – Style

Next, Peter gave Claire a low side part and used a large-barreled curling iron to curl the Homeland star’s hair inward, which Peter noted also helped to smooth out her hair’s texture. Peter then created two small pin curls at the nape of Claire’s neck and combed the top of her hair down and under, pinning as needed into the base.

Step 3 – Perfect

Peter finished off the look by tucking the hair on the left side of Claire’s head behind her ear and spritzing Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray ($5.99 at drugstores) for hold. To ensure that Claire’s bob glistened under all the lights on the red carpet, Peter also applied a sheer coat of John Frieda Frizz-Ease 100% Shine ($5.99 at drugstores).

 

 

 

 

The Top 3 Celebrity Hairstyles at the 2013 Emmy Awards

At last night’s Emmy Awards, stars stepped onto the red carpet with memorable and glamorous locks. Below are a few styles that may look complicated, but are rather easy to recreate with the help of clip-in hair extensions. Check out some of our favorite looks and tips on how-to-get-the-look without the entourage!

Carrie Underwood on the red carpet at the 2013 Emmy Awards. (Photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Carrie Underwood on the red carpet at the 2013 Emmy Awards. (Photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Vintage Hollywood Glam: Stars like Carrie Underwood, January Jones and Christina Hendricks all sported Veronica Lake-inspired waves – an ode to a classic – and a perfect choice for these leading ladies. For that timeless bounce, attach the Dancing with the Stars Go! Go! Girl ($49: HairExtensions.com), which will give your hair just the right amount of thickness.

Allison Williams on the red carpet at the 2013 Emmy Awards. (Photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Allison Williams on the red carpet at the 2013 Emmy Awards. (Photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Romantic Waves: Long, effortless waves looked full and shiny yet still soft and voluminous. To get long, thick hair in an instant, try Hairdo by HairUWear Wavy Extensions that offer 20 or 23 inches of hair, depending on desired length. ($99 each: HairExtensions.com).

Maria Menounos on the red carpet at the 2013 Emmy Awards. (Photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Maria Menounos on the red carpet at the 2013 Emmy Awards. (Photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Ethereal Updo’s: Celebs opted for updo’s that were soft and simple. To add some volume, attach the Hairdo by HairUWear Simply Straight Pony ($49: ULTA.com), which easily wraps around your own hair for instant pizazz.

Hair Tutorial: Brooke Burke’s 2013 Emmy Hairstyle

Brooke Burke 2013 Emmy Awards

Brooke Burke 2013 Emmy Awards

To compliment Brooke’s Structured Herve Leger dress at the 2013 Emmy Awards, hairstylist Jonathan Hanousek created this Relaxed Romantic Faux Bob.

Brooke Burke's Relaxed Romantic Faux Bob

Brooke Burke’s Relaxed Romantic Faux Bob

To create volume and body and hold I applied Wen Pomegranate Nourishing Mousse to towel dried hair. I used my fingers to create a side part and scrunched waves into the hair. I blow dried the hair with medium heat using a diffuser touching the hair as little as possible while drying so that the waves stay silky and soft.

Using a 1” curling iron I refined the curls on the surface and around the face. To maintain a natural texture I curled each piece of hair in the direction it had dried. Next, I applied a dime size amount of Wen Pomegranate Finishing Treatment Crème throughout the hair to give definition and separation to the curls. Afterwards, I loosely gathered the hair into a ponytail just above the shoulders twisting the pony up. I pinned the pony band at the nape with bobbie pins and created an anchor for my twisted bun. Then I wrapped up the remaining ends and secured with more pins tucking one side loosely behind the ear. My tip is to always check in the mirror tso everything is balanced. To complete the look, pin up any stray curls that seem out of place but don’t over think it. To ensure the hair stays in place for the long night ahead, I finished everything off with White Sands Stuck Up Mega Hold Hairspray.

3 Products That Can Help You Get Rid of Blackheads

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Clarisonic Mia ($125) http://www.clarisonic.com/

Believe the hype. This sonic cleansing brush will change the look and feel of your skin. I use it daily to unclog makeup, dirt and grime from pores.

Joey New York Quick Results Bye Bye Blackheads Gentle Peel CleanserJoey New York Quick Results Bye Bye Blackheads Gentle Peel Cleanser ($22.00) http://www.dermstore.com/

This is a great, non-abrasive exfoliator. You can use it 1-2 days a week to deep clean pores by applying it on dry skin and rinsing off with water.

biore-combo-deep-cleansing-pore-stripsBioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips ($13.99) http://www.biore.com/

This is a classic product I’ve been using for years. All it takes is just 10 minutes a week to remove deep-down oil and dirt that can cause blackheads.

Disclaimer: I was provided samples of Joey and Biore from PR reps. No compensation was received for this post.

New Perfume: GUESS Girl Belle

guessperfumeBe the belle of your own ball. This fall, GUESS introduces GUESS Girl Belle. As fresh and feminine as GUESS Girl, Belle’s vibrant fruity notes linger with sexy floral tones. Made with Pink Champagne, Peony and Sandalwood – this fragrance screams party!

Perfect when paired with a cocktail dress, GUESS Girl Belle is for the captivating woman with a full dance card.

Available worldwide September 2013 for $52 at GUESS retail stories, perfumery chains, department stores and www.guess.com