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Beauty Bubble – TotalBeauty.com Does Your Makeup Need a New Year Makeover?

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Does Your Makeup Need a New Year Makeover?

It may be time to give your product stash the update it needs

Is your cosmetics bag overflowing with dried-out mascaras, cracked eye shadows and a tube of lipstick from 2002? If so, it may be in need of an overhaul. Take this quiz to find out how much TLC it needs.

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Sleep, Baby, Sleep

Being a new mum means limited amounts of sleep.

Found a product that helps baby sleep.  I am telling you it works. Johnson’s Bedtime Baby Bath and Lotion.  These two products are must haves for all babies. When it is bath time and I really need for the LM to sleep (when he is fighting sleep and getting fussy), I use the both bath and lotion.  He usually goes to sleep in about 10 mins and can sleep up to 5 hours.  I still use the regular Johnson Baby Bath and Lotion because I do not want to over use the bed time products.

The scent is lavender and chamomile… very relaxing for baby and parents.

When using these products, keep track of changes to baby’s skin, if any.  LM skin reacts well to the Bedtime products, but do not assume your baby will.


Total Beauty – Total Cure

Kia, from Slvrlips’ Musiq and Beauty Haven blog, sent me info regarding the Total Beauty Breast Cancer initiative for the month of October.

From Official Press Release:

October 1, 2008, Los Angeles, CA: Every three minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.  This staggering statistic resonated deeply with the members of the Total Beauty blog community, many of whom have been personally touched by the disease.  In the spirit of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, TotalBeauty.com, in partnership with its network of beauty blogs, is hosting a month-long initiative that integrates breast cancer awareness, breast cancer research fundraising and beauty giveaways to engage women in the quest for a cure.

Total Beauty – Total Cure is dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of prevention and early detection, and arming women with the knowledge they need to take control of their health, bringing us one step closer to a world without breast cancer.

“As a hereditary breast cancer survivor, I know the importance of early detection. Research is the key to increasing survivorship and finding a cure.  I am more optimistic than ever that it’s possible.  I am thrilled that the beauty bloggers are joining together to do their part,” remarks beauty blogger, Debbi O’Shea.

Breast cancer information, screening guidelines, and links to available resources will be integrated throughout the campaign.  The Total Beauty blog community will engage its readership through daily giveaways that require entrants to answer breast cancer trivia, making the contests dually educational and fun.  Giveaways will also be hosted on Total Beauty – Total Cure pages on Facebook and MySpace; throughout the month of October, all visitors who become a “friend” of the pages will be entered in a drawing to win a bounty of beauty products.

Giveaway sponsors include Anastasia Beverly Hills, Benefit, Cargo, Clarisonic, Jurlique, L’Oreal Paris, NARS, Stila and Tarte.  This unique collaboration of beauty bloggers, beauty brands and Total Beauty is one to show a united voice of strength and hope that, someday soon, we will close in on a cure to breast cancer.

For more information on the Total Beauty-Total Cure campaign, please visit:
http://www.totalbeauty.com/blogger_BCA_campaign_page
http://www.myspace.com/totalcure
http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/Total-Beauty-Total-Cure/26784169235

Please support,

Mix Maven

E-mail Change Update for Pumps and Gloss

Hey Pumps and Glossy ones,

The contact e-mail has changed to pumpsandgloss at rocketmail dot com. Please feel free to send questions or inquires to that e-mail account.

Have a super day

Beauty.com 20% off Sale

I got the e-mail from Beauty.com, I had to check it out. Beauty.com is offering 20% off all products ON May 21, 2008 ONLY!!! (You have until 11:59 PST.) One restriction is that items purchased from Drugstore.com (partner site) will not receive the 20% discount.

You can find top beauty brands like Urban Decay, Stila, theBalm, Lorac and CARGO. You can also purchase skincare products, beauty tools and other related beauty needs.

Click on —-> Beauty.com to activate the 20% discount. The sale excludes such brands as Michael Kors, Sean Jean, Missoni, Tommy Hilfiger, Aramis, Lab Series, Mustang and Nars *gasp*

Beauty.com is great because each shipped orders earns you a 5% rebate to be used at the beginning of each quarter. The more you spend, the more you earn.

UPDATE – click on —-> to activate the 20% discount.

Have fun shopping,

Mix Maven

Happy Earth Day

Today is Earth Day.

Here are some tips to Save Energy:

Reduce your carbon footprint. Leaving your car at home twice a week can cut greenhouse gas emissions over 1,500 pounds per year. Reduce greenhouse gases on the road.

Don’t idle. Don’t idle! Remind your school system to turn off bus engines when buses are parked to eliminate harmful exhaust pollution. More about reducing engine idling.

It’s electric. Check how much of your electricity comes from renewable sources, like wind, solar. Then find green power options available to you. Use the green power locator.

Tread lightly. Commuting without polluting! Use public transportation, carpool, walk, or bike whenever possible to reduce air pollution and save on fuel costs. Learn about reducing your carbon footprint.

Make the switch. Buy or switch to energy efficient lighting fixtures and bulbs. Look for the EnergyStar label to help save you money on energy bills and pollute less. Find more energy savings.

eCycle it. eCycle – take your old computer, DVD player, or other electronics to a recycling center. This helps keep hazardous substances out of the landfill. Find eCycling centers near you.

Make your home an Energy Star! As you start your spring cleaning, do a home energy audit and switch to EnergyStar products. More ideas for what you can do at home.

Here are some tips to use water efficiently:

Make it a full load. Run your dishwasher only when it’s full; use the rinse-and-hold dishwasher feature until you’re ready to run a full load. More about using water wisely.

Be sensible. Buy water-efficient fixtures and products. The WaterSense label helps shoppers identify water efficient products and programs. More about WaterSense.

Shower power. Shower power! A full bath tub requires about 70 gallons of water, while taking a five-minute shower saves water by using 10 to 25 gallons. More about using water wisely.

Don’t be a drip – fix that leak! Leaky faucets can waste thousands of gallons of water each year, like money down the drain. Repair or replace old or damaged fixtures. Find out more about saving water.

Fill ‘er up! Make it a full load. The average washing machine uses 40. 9 gallons of water per load. Buy a high-efficiency washer or save up for full loads. More about using water wisely.

Compost it. Allow grass clippings to stay on the lawn, instead of bagging them. The cut grass will decompose and return to the soil naturally. More backyard composting ideas.

Proper maintenance reduces waste. Maintain and repair products. Keep appliances in good working order. Follow manufacturers’ suggestions for proper operation and maintenance. More ways you can reduce waste.

Don’t trash it – reuse it! Be creative about reducing waste. Give pet hamsters or gerbils cardboard tubes to play with. Use an egg carton to plant seedlings. Other creative tips to reduce waste.

Just bag it. Take reusable bags on shopping trips. Keep them in your car or near your door to remember. You can also reuse paper or plastic shopping bags. Get more tips for shopping.

Wait for the storm to pass. Don’t fertilize before a rain storm. Your fertilizer – along with your money – washes down storm drains and can pollute rivers and bays. More on greenscaping.

Compost it. When properly composted, kitchen wastes can become natural soil additives for lawns, gardens, and even house plants. More on composting.

Here are tips to reduce/reuse/recycle

Compost it. Allow grass clippings to stay on the lawn, instead of bagging them. The cut grass will decompose and return to the soil naturally. More backyard composting ideas.

Proper maintenance reduces waste. Maintain and repair products. Keep appliances in good working order. Follow manufacturers’ suggestions for proper operation and maintenance. More ways you can reduce waste.

Don’t trash it – reuse it! Be creative about reducing waste. Give pet hamsters or gerbils cardboard tubes to play with. Use an egg carton to plant seedlings. Other creative tips to reduce waste.

Just bag it. Take reusable bags on shopping trips. Keep them in your car or near your door to remember. You can also reuse paper or plastic shopping bags. Get more tips for shopping.

Wait for the storm to pass. Don’t fertilize before a rain storm. Your fertilizer – along with your money – washes down storm drains and can pollute rivers and bays. More on greenscaping.

Compost it. When properly composted, kitchen wastes can become natural soil additives for lawns, gardens, and even house plants. More on composting.

Travel green. When you travel, stay at hotels that use less water or energy. Before you go, unplug your VCR or other electronics that use electricity even when “off.” More ways to save when you travel.

Travel green. When you travel, stay at hotels that use less water or energy. Before you go, unplug your VCR or other electronics that use electricity even when “off.” More ways to save when you travel.

For are you MAC Cosmetics lovers, remember that MAC has a recycling program called Back To MAC. Bring in 6 products in primary packaging to a MAC counter (i.e inside of department store), you will receive a free lipstick (Viva Glam products not included!) If you take the 6 products to a freestanding MAC, you can receive eye shadow (not palette pans), lipstick or lip gloss.

Do You Like?

I saw these shoes in my e-mail inbox.

(Steve Madden’s “Bombb” Boot)

Steve Madden \

And (Steve Madden’s “Bukle” Pump)

Steve Madden \

Tell me, do you all like them and what would you wear with them.

Pumps & Gloss