OleHenriksen Face/Body Spa Los Angeles Offers ‘Day of Giving’ to Unemployed L.A. County Residents


As much as I love bringing you posts on the latest beauty products and color trends, I have to say—this is my favorite kind of piece to share with you. I know times are hard, and many of you are stressed to the hilt. I know you’re struggling to make ends meet, and the thought of having an expensive luxury beauty treatment brings about both pangs of longing and guilt. These aren’t exactly simple times.

One posh spa in Los Angeles recognizes the struggles many of you are facing today, and they want to bring a little spa relief your way! I’m proud to say that on January 23rd, the OleHenriksen Face/Body Spa in my own fair city will offer lavish spa treatments to those who have fallen on hard times. 100 unemployed Los Angeles County residents will benefit from Ole’s ‘Day of Giving, in which the selected recipients can receive one of Ole’s signature beauty services, on the house. Also on-hand, the local Dress for Success branch will offer their support to those in-need of services.

In times of economic crisis, I think it’s really important that communities stand together to lend each other a hand—in fact—I wish I were receiving more information like this from brands that I could pass on to you in other cities! If you’re an unemployed L.A. County resident, and you’re struggling—please see the requirements below for how you can submit your information to be considered for a complimentary beauty service at OleHenriksen Face/Body Spa on W. Sunset during their ‘Day of Giving’.

This requirement information is directly from OleHenriksen Face/Body Spa:   [Read more…]

Beauty Bloggers Hold Auction to Benefit Doctors Without Borders


For the second year in a row, beauty bloggers are banding together to raise money for a cause near and dear to their hearts, Doctors Without Borders. You won’t believe some of the items that are available through their online auction—hard-to-find limited edition pieces, gift cards, gift sets, experiences, and tried and true cosmetic favorites! Over 70 bloggers and companies have donated beauty goods and gadgets to the cause, with the hopes of raising over $5,000 this year. You’ll find the auction items on BeautyBloggers.org, bidding ends on December 12th. You know you want to go look! Each winning bidder will pay for their winnings directly to Doctors Without Borders as a donation—with 100% of the costs will going to the cause. What a great idea!

I’m Nominated For SHAPE’s Best Blogger Awards—THANK YOU!


I just about cannot believe this…

That’s right chicas, I’ve been nominated by SHAPE Magazine in their Best Blogger Awards as one of the Top 20 Beauty Blogs For Active Chicks. I want to run down my street and scream right now with my towel on my head, but then I’d look like a crazy lady and no one would vote for me for sure. I would be HONORED and HUMBLED if Beauty Junkies Unite received your vote.

It’s easy to vote—all you have to do is go here and scroll down until you see Beauty Junkies Unite (it’s the third from the bottom). Check the little circle, and hit vote. That’s it! No private info required at all. This lasts about two weeks I believe, and even if I don’t score highly—I can’t believe I’m among these beauties and their fab blogs.

Thanks in advance for your votes!

A Heartfelt Thank You


Hi Lovelies,

I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude! Because of your participation in the Biore Prove It! Rewards program on Facebook, we won the Las Vegas trip! My husband and I will finally have a honeymoon after four years, and we owe it to every single one of you who were kind enough to sign up using our blogger keyword. We’re very excited and hope to take our trip next month. I have the best readers in the world, thank you SO much!

Final Countdown to Earn 100 Biore Prove It! Bonus Points & Help Me Win a Honeymoon!


It’s the final countdown! In case you haven’t already noticed, Biore launched a really cool Facebook app that will allow you to earn points that are redeemable toward coupons and free products. Pretty cool, right? What’s also cool is that I’m going up against several of your other favorite bloggers in a quest for an extraordinary trip to Vegas! By using our unique blogger code when signing up, UNITE you’ll be contributing to the chance that I might get the honeymoon I never had! I’ve been married for four years, and the hubs and I never had a chance to get away. By using our unique code, you’ll score 100 points to get you started, but you have to act fast, the bonus points will end on the 15th! This is totally free to do, and it doesn’t even require your email address.

Be recognized and get rewarded for the little things you do. Every day, the small steps you take lead to big results. You take care of your skin. You spend an extra five minutes at the gym. Now it’s time for us to give back to you. Build up points—instead of dirt and oil—you can redeem for coupons and free products. Here’s how:

  • Correctly Answer Daily Trivia Questions and Complete Prove It™ Reward Challenges: How much do you know about maintaining healthy skin? Did you wash your face today?
  • Make your Purchases of specially marked Bioré® Pore Strips Count: Look for the Prove It!™ Reward Points product code in specially marked packages, and enter it to earn points.
  • Return to Earn: Get points by visiting 5 days in a row, answering a string of questions correctly, and more!
  • Get Bonus Rewards: When you sign up, you have the chance to get a bonus reward like products or points instantly. If you received a free product code from a friend, it will count as your bonus reward.

To earn your first 100 Biore Prove It! Rewards points today…

  • Visit Biore’s Facebook page (facebook.com/bioreskin) and “Like” the brand
  • Click on “Prove It! Rewards Points“, and agree to the terms & conditions
  • Enter Blogger Keyword “UNITE” and click on “start earning rewards

That’s it! By using the blogger keyword, you’re helping both of us! You’ll automatically be rewarded with 100 points towards free products and coupons just for signing up using our unique blogger keyword “UNITE“, and I’ll be entered to win a trip to Las Vegas which will be my much-needed honeymoon. I’m going up against many of your other fave beauty bloggers, and I would be so honored if you entered our keyword!

Hope you earn some nifty beauty loot—and thanks for using the UNITE keyword to not only earn 100 bonus points, but to help us finally take our honeymoon too!

I Love You, New York.


I woke up early this morning, feeling a little somber—with my mind just a little more quiet. As Americans, we know what today is—nor will we ever forget. But I have to say, even though I’ll always be a west coast girl—I love you, New York.

My heart is in New York for 9/11. You are one tough city, the strongest people I know. Much respect.

Here’s Your Chance to Prove It! with Biore & Earn Free Products


Here’s a little tip we all can use: Biore recently launched an app on Facebook to help you earn free products to make your beauty life that much easier! Here are the deets from Biore…

Be recognized and get rewarded for the little things you do. Every day, the small steps you take lead to big results. You take care of your skin. You spend an extra five minutes at the gym. Now it’s time for us to give back to you. Build up points—instead of dirt and oil—you can redeem for coupons and free products. Here’s how:

  • Correctly Answer Daily Trivia Questions and Complete Prove It™ Reward Challenges: How much do you know about maintaining healthy skin? Did you wash your face today?
  • Make your Purchases of specially marked Bioré® Pore Strips Count: Look for the Prove It!™ Reward Points product code in specially marked packages, and enter it to earn points.
  • Return to Earn: Get points by visiting 5 days in a row, answering a string of questions correctly, and more!
  • Get Bonus Rewards: When you sign up, you have the chance to get a bonus reward like products or points instantly. If you received a free product code from a friend, it will count as your bonus reward.

To earn your first 100 Biore Prove It! Rewards points today…

  • Visit Biore’s Facebook page (facebook.com/bioreskin) and “Like” the brand
  • Click on “Prove It! Rewards Points“, and agree to the terms & conditions
  • Enter Blogger Keyword “UNITE” and click on “start earning rewards

That’s it! By using the blogger keyword, you’re helping both of us! You’ll automatically be rewarded with 100 points towards free products and coupons just for signing up using our unique blogger keyword “UNITE“, and I’ll be entered to win a trip to Las Vegas. I’m going up against many of your other fave beauty bloggers, and I would be so honored if you entered our keyword!

Hope you earn some nifty beauty loot—and thanks for using the keyword to not only earn 100 bonus points, but to help us too!

Join AVEENO, Rite Aid, and The Skin Cancer Foundation on the Road To Healthy Skin Tour


AVEENO is offering free skin cancer screenings all across America, during The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour this year. Since 2008, more than 300 dermatologists have donated their time and expertise to provide skin cancer screenings to more than 10,000 people in their local communities—and if you want to be one of them, you can! Just check the schedule in the widget below:

By partnering up with Rite Aid and The Skin Cancer Foundation, the AVEENO tour bus will make approximately 80 stops in 24 states. The tour bus is a state-of-the-art, 38-foot customized RV with two exam rooms. Pretty cool, huh? The best part though—it’s TOTALLY FREE. The Tour, now in its fourth year, provides free full-body skin exams by local volunteer dermatologists—and they are making a huge difference. [Read more…]