Suave Professionals To Give Away 200,000 Free Full-Size Styling Products

I had to tell you that you can score a free full-size styling product from Suave Professionals, on March 24th. To celebrate the launch of “The Suave Challenge”, Suave is inviting women across the country to decide for themselves if the Suave Professionals line can perform as well as salon brands.

On March 24th, visit the Suave Facebook page for your chance at one of 200,000 free styling products from the Professionals collection. I don’t have exact details on how to claim your product, but I’m assuming that it will be similar to how other brands do their giveaways on Facebook—“Like” the brand, then fill out a short form with your shipping information.  [Read more…]

Giuliana Rancic Wants To Help You Get Fit, Have Fun, & Be Fabulous

Earlier this month, Giuliana Rancic celebrated the launch of her new website, FabFitFun. Whether it’s fitness, diet, wellness, or beauty tips that you’re looking for—her free daily emails will help get you on the right track! The E! News host and reality star was kind enough to answer a few questions for me, and here’s what Giuliana had to say…

I hear you’re not wearing foundation these days! Your skin looked amazing at the Oscars, what’s your secret?

In keeping with spring beauty trends – eau de natural – I’ve been wearing a lighter makeup look. For me, this meant skipping my foundation. I’ve been using the DDF Revolve 400X Micro-Polishing System and it’s incredible. It actually helps polish away my day-to-day imperfections, making my skin look absolutely beautiful – so, I really can skip my foundation. With a little concealer, eyeshadow/liner, gloss and bronzer, I am loving my lighter makeup look. [Read more…]

How to Help Japan

As I’m sure you know, Japan is suffering the devastating effects of an 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami—and they need our help! Please take a moment to read this list of ways you can help Japan, compiled by The Huffington Post.

My sympathies go out to all those affected, whether directly or indirectly.


Catching up on my beauty sleep with Neuro SLEEP

Recently in my household, we experienced nothing short of a miracle. Both my husband and I had a full night of sleep, without the usual struggles we have trying to get there—and at the same time even. You can ask anyone who knows me, I have chronic insomnia, and I have suffered from it for years. I’m at the point where the best way to get me to fall asleep is to knock me out with a baseball bat. It’s bad! Really bad.

Neuro makes an incredible line of functional beverages, designed to enhance every mood or situation—and we’re totally loving Neuro’s SLEEP formula. I’m not claiming that what’s in this bottle has cured me…but it definitely helped for the several nights I drank it, and I’ve had some healthy beauty shut-eye as a result of consuming Neuro. What makes this unique is a blend of ingredients that have been clinically proven to normalize your circadian rhythm; melatonin, magnesium, and their 5-HTP ingredient that mimics the effects of tryptophan (why your turkey dinners always make you feel so sleepy and content). We’re actually sad that we’re out of Neuro SLEEP and can completely tell the difference between the sleep we had for the several nights we consumed it—versus now that we’re trying to sleep without it. Neuro isn’t a cheap date, so I think we’ll save it for those extra sleepless nights, but I think it’s worth it.

Check out the entire line of Neuro functional beverages: Sonic (mental function), Bliss (promotes happiness), Sleep (promotes restful sleep), Trim (weight loss), Gasm (pleasure), Sun (benefits of vitamin D), Aqua (California Adobe Springs water), and Sport (replenishes electrolytes).

Availability: for locations and online purchase; about $2-$3 each at retail locations

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Available Now: MAC VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass Gaga 2

I’ve always been a supporter of the MAC VIVA GLAM products, even if some of the colors aren’t for me. With 100% of the proceeds from VIVA GLAM always going directly to the MAC AIDS Fund, it’s still a fantastic (and easy) way to support an important cause that will always require our awareness. Lady Gaga goes for round two with a coordinating beige lipstick and Lipglass this time—the shade aptly named, Gaga 2.

From MAC: [Read more…]

Sorry about the comments feature being so pesky…

Hi Lovelies!

It was just brought to my attention that the comments feature across the entire site isn’t functioning properly. I am SO sorry if this has affected you while you’ve tried to leave a comment. I didn’t have any idea it wasn’t working correctly, and now that I do—I’m bugging my fantastic programming guru for help, and racking my own brain trying to figure it out in the meantime. Please hang in there, and accept my apologies! If you ever have any site accessibility issues (or just want to say hi!), please don’t hesitate to email me directly!


UPDATE: It looks like the issue has been resolved, please feel free to let me know if you have any issues by emailing me.

Heads Up! Clairol To Give Away 100,000 Boxes of Their New Nice ‘N Easy Color Blend Foam

I just found out some exciting news!  Clairol will be giving away 100,000 boxes of their new Nice ‘N Easy Color Blend Foam hair color between January 24th and 27th.  You’ll want to be one of the first 100,000 to “Like” them on their Facebook page to score your free box before the product launches in stores in February, because they’re going to go fast!  I’ll be reviewing this product for you in a few weeks, I’m waiting for my hair to grow enough to touch-up the color…but in the meantime, I thought you might like this scoop!

How to claim one of the 100,000 free boxes of Clairol’s Nice ‘N Easy Color Blend Foam hair color:

Visit on January 24th, to “Like” Clairol and claim your box!

Edited to add: Visitors to Clairol’s Facebook page, beginning January 24th, will be prompted to click on a link that takes them to registration page so Clairol can collect their information and send a coupon for a free box of Color Blend Foam.  The giveaway is open to any new or existing members of the group.

Happy New Year 2011, and many thanks…

In 2010, Beauty Junkies Unite celebrated it’s 2nd birthday—that never would have happened without YOU.  A huge thank you goes out to everyone from my entire lip gloss-filled heart!  I hope 2010 brought great things your way, and that your 2011 is even better.

Happy New Year!


Hello Kitty Beauty at Sephora: Exclusive Online-Only Preview

I can honestly say my inner-child just let out a little squeal.

There’s currently an online-only preview/private sale for the new Hello Kitty Beauty line on!  The line isn’t scheduled to make an appearance in stores until mid-January, but you can snag a few pieces this weekend during the sneak preview until Sunday, December 19th at 11:59 PM PST.  I’m excited that this seems to be a more mature take on cosmetics bearing the likeness of Hello Kitty—more on the girlie-girl side than child’s play.  Among the few things I’ve picked out so far; Apple Balm (adorable lip balm in an apple-shaped pot), Hello Kitty Fragrance (mandarin, apple, magnolia blossom, and vanilla notes), and the Charmmy Eyeshadow Sticks (pearlescent shadow sticks).  The silver accents make the products seem a little more luxe than the bold pink and black combo that MAC offered up with their Hello Kitty collection.  You’ll find the private preview sale here, but you must be a Beauty Insider to purchase during the event until mid-January, when it officially launches in Sephora stores and on

Can you tell I’m excited?  How about you?

UPDATE: I just added swatches of three of the new Hello Kitty Sephora Liquid Nail Art nail polish shades, my order arrived!  You’ll find them here.