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Posted by Total Beauty on 10/16/12 at 05:18PM

Miss Jessie's Releases Pillow Soft Curls

For most curly hair gals, the only thing worse than frizz is crunchy, overly-gelled ringlets. Yet, most of us end up settling for a look that's somewhere in between: Loose coils with a bit of crunch at the ends.

Well, not anymore. Miss Jessie's has launched a new lotion, Pillow Soft Curls, $22, that gives the hold of a gel without the hardening effect. Not only does it moisturize my hair all day (no straw-like strands at 4 p.m.) but my ringlets are fluffy but not poufy. I even developed a slight self-petting habit because I loved touching the ultra soft texture.

Plus, for those of you who aren't fans of fruity or floral fragrances, this gel has a clean laundry scent (think Downy dryer sheets). The fresh scent is so soothing I've started dabbing a bit on my ends before…  See more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 10/15/12 at 03:29PM

When Chanel announced that Brad Pitt would be the new face of its iconic fragrance, Chanel No. 5, $74, there were some skeptics: How can a man be the face of a women's fragrance?

Well, yesterday Chanel released a short film starring Pitt, and those skeptics were swiftly silenced. Not only does he represent the sexy and mysterious qualities of the scent, he makes us what to run out and buy a bottle -- and isn't that the point of an ad?

We're not exactly sure what he's talking about in the commercial -- but that might be because it's impossible to concentrate on what he's saying. Instead, we found ourselves hypnotized by his raspy voice and "Legends of the Fall" hairstyle. Regardless, we'd call this campaign a recipe for success: One part Brad Pitt eye candy and one part…

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Posted by Total Beauty on 10/15/12 at 12:28PM

5 Most Beautiful Spas for Busy Moms

By Ivy Garcia from MiniTime


Want to come home from your next family vacation humming Enya? Book one of these family-friendly hotels, which all have fabulous spas for you (and fun kids' clubs for your little ones). Check in and bliss out at one of these hot spots:

















Four Seasons Hualalai, Big Island of Hawaii

The lush spa at this tranquil hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii recently went through a complete renovation, including the addition of a new couple's hale with private outdoor showers, soaking tub, and private dining. The resort’s complimentary "Kids For All Seasons" program takes full advantage of the tropical island setting (and the property's seven pools and ponds) with fully supervised activities, including treasure hunts, sand sculpting, canoe lessons, and…  See more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 10/12/12 at 03:36PM

Beauty Look of the Week: Naomi Watts

While I'm all about new beauty trends, I still get majorly excited about a flawless example of Old Hollywood glamour. Case in point: Naomi Watts. This week the actress stepped out with retro waves and a classic red pout. The timeless look was especially refreshing in the sea of top knots and purple lipstick currently ruling the red carpet.

If you want to take a break from the fall trends and opt for a similar look, I recommend swiping on Mac Cosmetic Lipstick in Charmed I'm Sure, $16.50. The classic red tint is part of the brand's new Marilyn Monroe collection, and who modeled the statement lip better than the original blonde bombshell herself?   Read More »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 10/12/12 at 02:45PM

Disney Partners with Sephora to Launch Their First-Ever Makeup Collection

True, Disney's new collection isn't as sweet as landing a real life Prince Charming, but at least you can get your hands on a pretty piece of fairytale magic.

Exclusively at Sephora, Disney just launched their Cinderella Beauty Collection and it is everything our inner princesses have wished for. The limited-edition collection consists of seven pieces: the Storylook Eyeshadow palette, A Midnight Hour eyeshadow quad, A Brush With Fate nail polish set, a Moonlit Kiss lipstick set, a signature fragrance called So This is Love (which also comes in a roller ball), and an ornate compact mirror. The coolest part is that the collection's rich hues and bright pigments are all pulled from the original movie's color scheme. Plus, the intricate and lavish packaging, which is encrusted with…  See More »

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