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A recipe for tanning....

Beauty Wonkette hasn't tried this yet, but will. However, since Spring has most definitely FINALLY sprung, Beauty Wonkette worries that some of you will freak out when you catch a glimpse of just how pale your legs, arms, etc. are and do something foolish like expose yourself to rays..... This recipe appeared on the Juice blog and looked interesting, so BW decided to share :D


Your Best Tan Recipe
This technique is so easy, you won't be-leaf it.

Required time: About 30-40 minutes
Skill level: Goof-proof

Ingredients:
4 black tea bags
2 cups boiling water
Sponge or spray bottle

Optional:
Body lotion
Pure cocoa powder

Instructions:
When water has boiled, add the tea bags to steep. Leave in for 10-15 minutes, or until tea is dark and cool enough to touch.

In the meantime, take a shower to ensure your skin is oil- and sweat-free. Afterwards, make sure skin is completely dry.

Stand on something you don't mind getting dirty. If using a sponge, drench it in the tea and wipe all over your body. …

Time to go HD.....

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With high definition filming taking over Tinseltown, getting celebs ready for their close-ups has never been so vital. So Make Up For Ever's experts teamed up with cinema pros to create a new generation of makeup to withstand the scrutiny of HD technology. The result? Complexion perfection. Designed to make skin seem flawless when magnified 6x by a high-def lens, this simple, three-step system makes it utterly impossible for the naked eye to detect imperfections. Emmy award-winning makeup artist, Kevin Bennett was at the L.A. Makeup Show and was generous enough to show how everyone from the cast of Gossip Girl to Meryl Streep (who seems to be aging backwards lately) gets flawless. He started with Make Up For Ever's HD Primer Gel, then followed it with their foundation (which, btw, comes in TWENTY SIX shades....). He finished with Beauty Wonkette's HG for totally perfect skin - their HD Microfinish Powder... I use Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel as my primer (it is …

Fight the urge to eat this !

Before we start, here's a Beauty Wonkette warning: DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS WHILE HUNGRY. Yes, it is that delicious and amazing effective. I've wanted to try this forever and finally did this weekend. My hair looks AND feels fantastic. You have simply got to try this - courtesy of the great John Masters....

John Masters' DIY Hair Mask

1 mashed organic avocado
1 Tbsp. of organic extra virgin oil
1 Tbsp. of almond or jojoba oil
2 egg yolks
Contents of vitamin E capsule
1/2 Tbsp. of wheat germ oil
10 drops of favorite essential oil (optional).

Apply to clean wet hair, wrap in hot towel and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse well.

NYC Spa Week: putting the ore in pore....

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Beauty Wonkette stopped going to salons for facials quite some time ago. A new skincare regimen made those nasty extractions unneccesary and Beauty Wonkette learned how to do most of the other stuff at home. But, hey, it was Spa Week, so Beauty Wonkette went spa hopping in the interest of ummmmmmmm SCIENCE. There's alot of new stuff out there to be sure.

This discovery was fun.... It turns out that heavy metal is the key to a new beauty treatment promising soft, smooth skin. The "iron mask" facial (aka maschera al ferro) hails from Dermophisiologique, an innovative organic skincare company in Italy, where the treatment already has a large fan base.

The name of the deep-cleaning facial refers to its signature cream mask, which contains iron particles. Once the mask is on, a magnet is held over it to draw out the metallic particles (along with dead cells and impurities) and stimulate circulation, leaving you with plump, glowing skin. (Think of it as a giant Bioré strip…

Beauty Wonkette sings: Summertime and my face is greasyyyy

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Beauty Wonkette is very fickle when it comes to the question of toners. To tone or not to tone?!?!?! Ah, Beauty Wonkettes have been pondering this question for centuries... Well, okay, maybe not quite centuries, but for a long time. Beauty Wonkette has never really resolved this and oftentimes asserts that toner just isn't necessary. However, hot weather can also bring with it a problem for those of us with skin that tends to be oily. Increased oil production and shine leaves Beauty Wonkette feeling less than fresh.

To address this ever-present need, Lisa Price, aka Carol’s Daughter, created a specific regimen, called Wash Away the Oil which gently dissolves oil buildup while providing clean-feeling moisture that oily complexions crave. The Wash Away the Oil Toner provides a dose of nature’s grime-fighters: Lemongrass and Meadowsweet to help normalize overactive oil glands as Geranium refines pores and Açai Berry delivers film-free moisture. It's an incredibly refreshing bl…

Have you fed your face today???

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Heh....feeding her face is something Beauty Wonkette doesn't need a reminder for! But wait - the question actually was an inquiry as to whether you were giving your face is recommended daily requirement of vitamins and NOT what you were shoving in your perfectly lovely mouth :D. Everyone today seems to take vitamins of one kind or another, but what about vitamins in the form of a spray for your face? Sounds fair, doesn't it?

Well a new collection of face-saving skincare products from The Face Collection from C.O. Bigelow, contain three exclusive complexes that promise to renew, restore, protect and preserve skin. The Healthy Skin Complex contains a unique blend of super-boosted vitamins and antioxidants for healthy, strong skin; the Anti-Pollution Complex is formulated to shield skin from environmental aggressors like smoke and pollution by releasing potent vitamin C and E to protect skin; and the Skin Renewal Complex is formulated to combat signs of aging and skin dehydrati…

Lip Service....

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If you are a regular reader, you've probably figured out that Beauty Wonkette is obsessively fixated on all things having to do with her pout. Pssssst..... Wanna hear about Beauty Wonkette's HG of the moment?

After winter wreaked some havoc on Beauty Wonkette's lips, she decided it was about time to get them back in shape. Sara Happ's lip scrubs answered the call of duty. One little scoop of this scrub will whip your pout into something smooth, soft, and kissable, and it comes in six flavors like almond crème, vanilla bean, and brown sugar. Better yet, Happ recently launched an after-exfoliator balm called Lip Slip, which smells like almond, jojoba, and macadamia. It hydrates your pout and puffs your kisser, without the sting usually associated with a lip-plumper gloss. Just be careful; when used together, it's hard to avoid licking your lips in public. Grin.

Beauty Wonkette got hers at Beauty Habit.

SALE ALERT - get 50-70% off Tiffany next month !!!

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Planning a trip to the Big Apple? If you are, Beauty Wonkette suggests you time it to coincide with this amazing happening. Not planning a trip to New York? CHANGE YOUR PLANS.

The jewelry gods have smiled upon us. For Tiffany & Co. is unloading diamonds at 50 to 70 percent off. And they’re not the only ones: Cartier, Judith Ripka, Di Modolo, Damiani, Gucci, Maurice Lacroix, and Coach are all marking down their jewelry and watches as well (be still my heart....). Beauty Wonkette can guarantee a mob scene, because this kind of jewelry never goes on sale. Thank you, recession!

where, when, etc.
Carlton Hotel, 88 Madison Ave., nr. 28th St.; 5/7 (10–8); 5/8 (10–6), 5/9 (10–6); click here for more information

Beauty Au Naturale......

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Although it is generally true that Beauty Wonkette is happy naked, that is NOT what we're talking about here. I know that so many of my fellow wonkettes are increasingly concerned about the prevalence of what might be toxic ingredients in the beauty products we use. And, of course, the desire for products that are clean, environmentally friendly, and as natural as possible has been on the rise for quite awhile now.

Well, Beauty Wonkette would be lying if she told you she only used "natural" products. Truth be told, if Beauty Wonkette finds a product that is effective, unless it is proven to be dangerous (i.e. toxic), she will use it and use it happily. But, if Beauty Wonkette can find a comparable "natural" product, even if it costs more, she'll go for it. Recently, RMS Beauty captured Beauty Wonkette's attention.

RMS Beauty's founder Rose-Marie Swift is widely acclaimed in the world of the major rags, having worked for almost all of them (Vo…

more magic from Beauty Wonkette.....giggle

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Ok, if all this magic stuff continues, Beauty Wonkette is going to have to shop for a new wand! (Beauty Wonkette doesn't know who sells magic wands and will just have to google....)

Anyway...... Back to serious business. Ahem.

What happens when you take ancient Egyptian beauty rituals and use them to invent a cream that heals everything from skin blemishes to cracked skin? You have Egyptian Magic, $26 - 4oz.. It’s a truly (not TRULY truly, but truly nevertheless)magical healing cream. Did you just have a new baby (read do you have new stretch marks)? Do you have dry, itching skin from the cold winter months? Need a hot oil massage? Need sun and wind protection? Beauty Wonkette could blather on and on.

This is a one-stop cream for all of your needs, that really works. A true multi-tasker. Why do you think Cleopatra had such amazing skin? This all purpose cream can help heal sunburns, blisters, stretch marks, skin discolorations, chapped lips, and works as a leg and facial hair shav…

Beauty Wonkette Takes the Edge Off Hair Removal

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Beauty Wonkette is all happy and chipper because she is now certain that it REALLY is Spring. Ah we may have a few nippy days here and there, but the cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the daffodils have sprouted everywhere! And, even though Beauty Wonkette swims all year round, with the advent of Spring, Beauty Wonkette starts to get obsessed about hair removal.

Beauty Wonkette loves the results of a Brazilian wax, but no matter what anybody tells you, all the cachaca in the world isn't going to make waxing painless. Add to that the fact that this is a VERY busy time of year for Beauty Wonkette. The result? Ohhhhhh no! Tell me I didn't forget to make that waxing appointment AGAIN (ahem).....

Where all of this leads us is to the sorry spectacle that occurs about once a year when Beauty Wonkette makes a valiant effort to do a home bikini wax... and ends up with a messy bathroom and an even messier, um, situation. Tired of repeating this routine one more time, Beauty Wonk…

Could it be MAGIC??? Beauty Wonkette wonders....

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Okay. FOR THE MOST PART (ahem), Beauty Wonkette really doesn't believe in magic. Really. So, when Beauty Wonkette read about Nude Skincare's Smoothing Body Refiner she sighed. You see, Nude claims that in clinical trials, this product reduced body weight by an average of 6.1lbs whilst waist, hip and thigh measurements were reduced by an average of 3/4" each. Uh huh. Suuuuuuure.

Well, I have to tell you that I deserve a smack in the face for being so cynical. I'm honestly impressed by this stuff. In fact, I think I may have developed an addiction to it. But first, a little bit about the company....

Nude is an eco-friendly skincare range fairly new to the American market, founded by Bryan Meehan, an Irishman who set up Fresh & Wild (sort of their version of Whole Foods). The line uses biocompatible ingredients that can be effectively utilized by the skin and safely metabolized by the body. This, as it turns out, is the key to the products' successful resu…