I just ordered my first POPSUGAR Must Haves box and can't wait to receive it.

I wasn't going to try, but after Facebook posted a $10 coupon, I knew I had to order! I should try at least one, right? =)

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Join me to help raise money for the strong and beautiful Talia Castellano!

Talia is an amazing 12-year old makeup artist diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma and recently just developed pre-leukemia.

Her love of makeup brightens my day. She creates stunning YouTube tutorials and is a master with a brush. She doesn't like to wear wigs, and instead uses makeup as her wig. 

Although I don't personally know Talia, she has captured my heart. Watching her videos and seeing the sunshine on her face makes me smile, but hearing about her cancer updates really breaks my heart in two. That is why I have decided to start my own personal fundraiser for Talia.

From August 13, 2012 through August 26, 2012, every purchase made on my mark eBoutique will help fund Talia's battle. All of my proceeds during these 2 weeks will go directly to Talia and her mother.

You can help by:

  • Making a purchase at my mark store. Visit the party/fundrasier section and click "Shop my Party." Your purchase of mark. beauty and fashion will help, and hopefully together we'll be able to ease the financial burden just a bit.
  • Sharing this post with your friends. Even if you can't give, you can Facebook, twitter or re-blog this post. Let's share so the whole world knows of Talia.


If you would like to donate directly to Talia's mother, visit giveforward.com/anangelfordesiree

Browsing the web today I found this really interesting article on a new monthly fashion subscription program VentureBeat.com calls the Netflix of fashion clothing.

For $49 per month, users fill out a style profile and LE TOTE's stylists send you 3 pieces of designer-quality apparel and 2 accessories. When you're done with them, send them back and you'll receive another tote of fab fashion.

You can send the totes back as often as you want and are able to make special requests, such as only tops or skirts. The clothing is laundered and inspected after each return, so you'll always get a clean, perfect outfit.

 Image from letote.com

The overall concept sounds great - I can get a new outfit every weekend if I wanted to and I can try something I might have passed on at the store.

But there are still a few questions on my mind:
  • Are plus sizes available?
  • Do customers have to pay for shipping or return shipping?
  • What if I receive an outfit that I cannot part with and must keep? How much extra will that cost?

Still, I'm excited to try this service and can't wait for the launch.

For more information, visit letote.com

Ted Gibson is amazing at what he does. Watching him cut, color and design really makes me want to enroll in cosmetology school. Then I remember I don't like hair - but I wish I did!

I always thought the faux bob look was something I might be able to pull off. Ashley Greene looks uber-cute in this hairstyle and kind of reminds me of Robin Scherbatsky. During my next haircut I'll ask the stylist for tips for my face shape.

Directly from tedgibsonbeauty.com:

"Doesn’t it look like Ashley Greene cut her hair for this gorgeous Mark Cosmetics cover? Well, she didn’t –it’s a faux bob! I have been working with Ashley for over 4 years for everything from magazine covers, press events and movie junkets to movie premieres. I have given her bangs, layers and bobs and have changed her color from light to dark and no matter what style I create, everything looks amazing on her!

For this look I started by creating texture in her hair with Build It Blow Drying spray on damp hair. I twisted her hair around my fingers while blow drying to add volume and movement. When dry I used tame it shine lotion in her hair to give it shine and gloss.  I then put her hair in a side part and pulled part of her hair back into a low ponytail. Next I twisted and folded it under to create the faux bob and finished with beautiful hold hairspray to hold the style. What do you think, Gibson Girls? It’s a nice style to try out in this summer heat, right?

Remember, Beauty Is Individual."

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