Winners for the Maybelline Lash Stiletto Giveaway

Amanda's Sunshine
Ms. Salti
Debbie Y of Mesa
Leah Simmers

And for the runner up, Susan.
She won a tube of of L'Oreal Colour Riche Stars Lipcolour Lipstick in Eva's Caramel.

Please email me at moodymaria ( @ ) with your shipping address. If I do not receive the address by this Thursday there may be a delay in shipping due to my schedule but I PROMISE you will receive your prize!

Thanks again for entering!

Mom Time-Saving Tips
Time-Saving Makeover Tips for Busy Moms

Fitness blogger Rachel shows how short hair styles and eye brightening make up can polish your look -- fast

Our makeover dream team shows how a busy mom can add sophistication to her look in less than 10 minutes. Follow her amazing transformation to pick up time-saving tips for yourself.

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Win All American Stetson signed by Tom Brady

A giveaway for the man in your life! Trent over at Average Metro Joe is giving away a bottle of All American Stetson Cologne signed by Tom Brady. Click on the link below to leave a comment. You never know, you just might win!

Lash Stiletto Giveaway

It's Giveaway Time!I recently reviewed an awesome, new mascara from Maybelline called Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length mascara. You can read my review here. I just love Lash Stiletto because it really helps lengthen my lashes and stays on during my entire day.

Now you can win your own Maybelline Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length mascara! Just enter a comment below with a name or nickname. Multiple entries will not increase your chances of winning. I will randomly pick two winners on Monday, March 30, 2009 at 11:59 PST. I will then announce the winner on Tuesday, March 31st so keep a look out for your name! US residents only please.

For more information on this product, check out the link below:

Trevor Sorbie is Addicting

This weekend something amazing happened- I got my Trevor Sorbie Deep Conditioning Treatment in the mail!

I have been using this product for the curly hair version of my hair for about 15 years. When my hair is wet, I add a small amount to my hair working it in and then add a handful of L'Oreal mousse. I then blowdry my hair upside down while scrunching it with my hands. If I use a diffuser, it turns out even better. I then add ringlets to specific areas of my hair. And that's it.

I have been out of my Sorbie for 3 months. I gave my last tube to my brother Todd since he has curly hair. I told him to review it for Moody Maria. He has been a little busy over here and here.

You see, the problem is, Trevor Sorbie Deep Conditioning Treatment is hard to find in the USA. It is available on their website in the UK but not available for the US. I found some on ebay and have recently found a website that carries it in Denver. I am so excited and plan to stock up on this product!

How to Fix Fried Hair
Fried Hair Rehab

Our program comes to the rescue for women - no matter what your budget

Fried Hair Rehab

Sun damage, coloring, flat-ironing... you've demanded enough from your stressed hair. Find out how to bring health back to it, thanks to advice from hair pros.

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Lipstick Contest Winners

Thank you for entering the L'Oreal Lipstick contest! The color you won is Eva's Caramel, my favorite. It brought me good luck and hopefully it will bring you good luck too!
Here are the winners:




Please email me at with your shipping address so I can get your prize out.

Stayed tuned for a new contest that will launch Monday! Have a great weekend!

A Total Beauty Blog for Men

Check out one of the latest blogs in the Total Beauty network. Average Metro Joe is written by a guy! His name is Trent. He gives advice on men's style, grooming, and fitness tips. Oh, and he's pretty darn easy on the eyes.

Check out his blog at

Worst Makeup Foundations
The 12 Lowest-Rated Foundations

See what make up made the list

The 12 Lowest-Rated Foundations

If your foundation doesn't look good, any other make up you put on isn't going to help you look flawless. That's why it's important to have a foundation you love. Unfortunately, our readers did NOT love the ones on this list. Here are their gripes...

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No. 12: Physicians Formula CoverToxTen50 Wrinkle Therapy Foundation, $12.95 average member rating: 5.9*

No. 12: Physicians Formula CoverToxTen50 Wrinkle Therapy Foundation, $12.95

What you said: "The foundation did not blend well at all and left a mask-like finish..."

No. 11: L'Oreal Paris Visible Lift Firming Makeup, $9.99 average member rating: 5.9*

No. 11: L'Oreal Paris Visible Lift Firming Makeup, $9.99

What you said: "It seems to accentuate my lines and I have young-looking skin for my age..."

No. 10: Iman Creme to Powder Foundation, $14.99 average member rating: 5.8*

No. 10: Iman Creme to Powder Foundation, $14.99

What you said: "I felt like I had on too much make up. It felt caked on..."

Want to see what's the worst? Click here!

The Lancôme Blog

Kerry Diamond, the VP for PR at Lancôme has started a blog called, "The Lancôme Blog". Check it out here:

They are holding a giveaway for their newest product called Génifique. They are giving away 10 bottles so enter today!

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Today I will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day as so many others - Wearing green, eating Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Soda Bread, and maybe a green frosted cookie or two. I will also be wearing my Irish Claddagh ring from my grandparents. Fashion statement or not, it is very special to me and you won't catch me without it on my hand.

Here is the meaning of the Claddagh ring:

The Claddagh's distinctive design features two hands clasping a heart, and usually surmounted by a crown. The elements of this symbol are often said to correspond to the qualities of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown). The expression which was associated with these symbols in the giving of the ring was: "With my hands I give you my heart, and crown it with my love."

The way that a Claddagh ring is worn on the hand is usually intended to convey the wearer's romantic availability, or lack thereof. Traditionally, if the ring is on the right hand with the heart pointing outward and away from the body, this indicates that the person wearing the ring is not in any serious relationship, and may in fact be single and looking for a relationship. When worn on the right hand but with the heart pointing inward toward the body, this indicates the person wearing the ring is in a relationship, or that "someone has captured their heart". A Claddagh worn on the left hand ring finger, pointing outward away from the body, generally indicates that the wearer is engaged. When the ring is on the left hand ring finger and pointing inward toward the body, it generally means that the person wearing the ring is married.

Vanicream Cleansing Bar Review

In honor of all my Irish Vani relatives, I am reviewing this awesome soap (as simpletons call it) discovered by my Aunt Maryann. I must stress though, it is not soap. The product is called Vanicream cleansing bar. It is made for very sensitive skin and is free of dyes, fragrance, lanolin, parabens, and formaldehyde. It contains Vanicream Skin Cream so it also moisturizes as it cleanses.

This cleansing bar might be for sensitive skin but it is still very effective! I used it for three weeks straight and loved it. I even used it for shaving my legs and the foam was plentiful for a close shave. If you know someone who has ultra sensitive skin or simply doesn't want all the chemicals found in everyday soap, this is the one. It would make a great gift for someone. Although the packaging isn't that attractive, it's what's inside that counts!

It can be purchased for $2.99 at Walgreens or found here:

It's Freebie Friday

It's Friday the 13th and I am feeling a little freaky!! Let's have a contest. Up for grabs is a tube of L'Oreal Colour Riche Stars Lipcolour Lipstick in Eva's Caramel. It is Eva Longoria's signature color I love it! I think it looks good on just about anyone.

To enter, just leave a comment listing some of your superstitions. Please remember to leave your name or a code name. The contest closes at midnight PST on Thursday, March 19th and I will announce the winner on Friday, March 20th. US Residents only please.

Tell your friends!

And if you win, you only have Eva to thank. Without her, there would be no Eva's Caramel!

You Tube Time

It's Friday and I know you are bored at work. Feel free to spend your "break" checking out some of these beauty videos. On second thought, make one of your own!
Best of YouTube: Top 10 Beauty How-To Videos

From a perfect execution of Angela Jolie's classic make up look to a two-minute updo -- these videos are the ones to watch

Best of YouTube: Top 10 Beauty How-To Videos

These 10 web stars have got their hair styling, make up and camera techniques down -- so watch them! You may learn a new trick or two.

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I think Katie Holmes is Pregnant

I am loving Katie's extensions at the Tokyo premiere of Tom Cruise's Valkyrie Wednesday. Let's face it, we all love the old Katie!

And another thing, I know puffy dresses are in style but this has pregnant written all over it. Congratulations if it's true!

Even My Boys love L'Oreal

I am a huge fan of L'Oreal products and now my boys are too!

The other day when my youngest son needed to have his messy hair sprayed down he yelled out, "Use the one-eyed spray!" I had no idea what he was talking about until he grabbed the L'Oreal Kids Tangle Tamer detangling spray. The bottle has one eye on it and is shaped like a dolphin. The scent it sweet pear and it works great in their hair.

I have two complaints though, the bottle is hard to hold and easily slips out of my hands. I think they designed the bottle in mind for kids. In addition, the spray is sticky so I have to wash my hands after combing their hair. Other than that, I love it because it is fun for them to use and they enjoy getting their hair done in the morning. Also, the sweet scent is a good pick me up first thing in the morning!

My son showing me "it has one eye!"

Check out the bottle!

You can buy yours at Target, Walmart or ULTA.

Product Features
For Wet & Dry Hair Quick Detangling, No Tears, Burst of Sweet Pear. For All Hair Types.
L'Oreal Kids Tangle Tamer detangles hair in a flash! Conditioning formula tackles the snarliest hair and tames bed head, leaving it shinier & feeling clean all day.
L'Oreal Kids Tangle Tamer is so gentle, it's tear free. Ophthalmologist tested.
L'Oreal Kids Tangle Tamer smells so good. Burst of Sweet Pear goes great with the fruity fragrances of L'Oreal Kids shampoo, conditioner & styling gel.
L'Oreal Kids Tangle Tamer is easy and fun. The spray bottle is easy to hold and use, even for little hands.

A Fine Tooth - Men's Custom Trousers

Todd Hudson made these!

Some pants my brother recently made for A FINE TOOTH. In the fashion world they call them trousers, In Arizona we calls them pants.

You can find them here.

Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion Review

Pantene recently introduced a new line called Pro-V Nature Fusion. This line of more natural hair care products that contain the proprietary Cassia Complex that leaves hair more radiant and strong against damage.

I recently tried Pantene's Pro-V Nature Fusion shampoo and conditioner and I love it! The shampoo smells great, produces great suds that are gentle on my hair, and rinses easily. The conditioner is equally as great. I left it in for a few minutes and when I rinsed my hair it felt smooth and healthy. While styling my hair, it felt smooth and actually produced a few good hair days!

While growing out my hair, I am cautious to use hair products that are gentle on my hair and made from naturally derived ingredients. Nature Fusion fit into that category!

Who better than to be the spokesperson for this new Pantene line but, Padma Lakshmi? She is gorgeous and if she trusts her lovely hair to this product, I will too!

Padma Lakshmi
model, author and Top Chef host

You can find more information at Pantene's website and watch a video with Padma here.

Best Makeup Removers
Top 14 Makeup Removers

See which products easily stripped off eye makeup (and everything else)

Top 14 Makeup Removers

We makeup junkies need a good product to take it all off at the end of the day -- no clogged pores or stained pillowcases for us! The makeup removers on this list left readers with clean skin and without oily residue or dryness.

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No. 14: MAC Wipes, $25 average member rating: 8.9*

No. 14: MAC Wipes, $25

Why they're great: "These wipes are perfect for those of us who are too tired/lazy/intoxicated to wash our faces before bed, but who don't like the idea of clogged pores and dirty pillow cases either..."

No. 13: Estee Lauder Take it Away LongWear Makeup Remover Towelettes, $17.50 average member rating: 9*

No. 13: Estee Lauder Take it Away LongWear Makeup Remover Towelettes, $17.50

Why they're great: "They clean my face entirely, leaving not a trace of dirt or makeup. They are extremely portable and come in handy on any trip..."

No. 12: Lancome Effacil Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, $21.95 average member rating: 9*

No. 12: Lancome Effacil Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, $21.95

Why it's great: "It is so gentle and does not burn or sting your eyes. It has absolutely no oily residue..."

Want to see what's #1? Click here!

Barbie love Stila Collection

A beauty trendsetter and style icon, Barbie has had all eyes on her for 50 years. Now it's your turn to get all dolled up. Each paint can in this cute-as-punch collection features a famed Barbie look from the past five decades and all the beauty essentials needed to make it all yours. And the palette? It literally talks you through every step for scoring classic Barbie-pink eyes. Play time just got prettier.

Barbie had a big impact on my life and now I can buy makeup to look just like her!

This is my personal favorite: Barbie Loves Stila Paint Can - 1971 Malibu Doll

What it is: A can packed with all you need to get a Barbie-full look.

What it does: Stila Barbie Loves Stila Paint Can - 1971 Malibu Doll contains aqua eyeshadow and pink lips for a sunny, beach look that symbolizes the fresh, natural beauty of the 1970s. The three-pan palette contains eyeshadows, a bronzing powder, and pinky-peach lip glaze so you can create the iconic look with just one kit at your fingertips.

What else you need to know: In this collection created to celebrate Barbie's 50th birthday, each paint can features the look of an iconic Barbie doll from the past five decades, and inside each can is everything you need to get that beautiful Barbie doll's signature look. The Barbie Loves Stila paint can also includes a "Barbie Look Book" that includes a history of each top-selling Barbie doll over the last five decades.

Check out the other Barbie collections by Stila here.

Beauty Junkies Unite Blog having a Giveaway

Beauty Junkies Unite is having the most awesome giveaway! Check it out here.

Maybelline Lash Stiletto - What Every Girl Needs

While growing up, Maybelline was a fixture in my Mom's makeup bag. My mom was the one who initially taught me how to apply makeup, how to use it sparingly and how important it was to always wear a little lipstick before leaving the house.
Not much has changed in my household, except I am the only girl! So when it comes to makeup, I am lucky enough to try it all and not have to share. I love using all different brands and sharing my good finds and flops. Well, this one is a good find ladies!

I just tried Maybelline's Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length mascara and it is great! It really does do what it promises. My lashes really did lengthen and and shine! This mascara is great because you can wear a little or layer it to get a desired look.

The grip and extend brush grabs each lash so it is easy to apply and the length of the brush is perfect for my eyes. I was so pleased to find another mascara that will help open up my eyes! I tried it is blackest black and it was a great shade for me. The mascara is easily removed with eye makeup remover, makeup wipes or baby oil.

As a Maybelline product, Lash Stiletto is affordable and easy to find at Target, Walmart or any drugstore. With the economy today, we all want a little splurge that is within our budget and this fits the bill. Try it today! You won't be disappointed.

For more information on this product, check out the link below:

Fashion Week Celebrity Spottings
Spotted! Celebrities We Saw at New York Fashion Week

See who was sitting in the front row of the hottest shows

OK, OK, so New York Fashion Week is really about the designers and their clothes, but we can't help but get excited about all the celebrities! It was hard to say who was the coolest (but we tried anyway). Check out our picks.

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