Beautiful Hair for a Beautiful Cause

58% of women consider hair loss to be the worst side effect of chemotherapy; in fact, 8% of these women will potentially avoid life-saving treatment altogether due to this hair loss fear.

For Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, Pantene wants to continue inspiring people to make the kindest cut of all by donating their healthy hair for women who need it most through Pantene Beautiful Lengths, a campaign that helps provide free, real-hair wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment. Since 2006, more than 220,000 ponytails (that’s around 1,760,000 inches of hair!) have been generously cut for this cause and 6,304 wigs have been distributed.

Pantene is proud to announce the new look of its collection, Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths. In honor of the launch of the new look, Pantene is supporting the cause by donating $500,000 directly to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign, actively taking part in the fight against breast cancer by helping to create more wigs for cancer patients.

Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Collection
The customized shampoo and conditioner systems contain targeted damage protection to help prevent breakage so you can grow your hair longer, ideal for those preparing to make a generous donation! The system work to restore three common signs of damaged hair: roughness, dullness, and unruly frizz.

  • Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Breakage Defense Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Shine Enhance Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Frizz Control Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Smoothing Balm
  • Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Replenishing Mask
  • Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Anti-Humidity Hairspray

 This year, take part in the cause and make a meaningful contribution by growing and donating your hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Program.

 Please find a complementary Pantene Restore Beautiful Lengths ruler in your delivery to help you prep for a donation. Join us to collect 2,000,000 inches of hair by year’s end!
Visit for more information on the campaign including donation instructions

Visit the Beautiful Lengths blog at

Visit the new Beautiful Lengths Facebook tab on

Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Nail Enamel Review

I wrote an article on my love for Rimmel's Steel Grey here, but now I have a second love:

Lasting Finish Pro Nail Enamel is Purple Rain.  It's so, um, cool!  I have noticed this color is pretty "in" right now on celebrities such as Nicole Richie and Katherine Heigl.  I was a little worried that it wouldn't look right on me. 

My cute five year old said, "Oh, I like your nails."  Then he continued on, " Are you getting them ready for Halloween?"  Well, he doesn't read US Weekly so I didn't expect him to know they are totally IN!  I asked my 7 year old what he thought and he said, "I like them.  They are dark!" 

Until someone makes me take it off, I love it!  Check out the entire line at your local CVS. 

Here's a little proof that dark nails are completely mainstream now so it's okay for a mommy to wear them.

Here is the entire line:

Vogue's Guide to 100 under $100

In the September issue of Vogue, featuring Halle Berry, you will find this:

Check it out for the latest fashions finds that could fit in your budget.  For more details, go to Vogue's website at:

Tips on Eyebrows

See why having great brows is the best beauty-enhancing tip

Eyebrows 101
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If you've ever seen before and after brow photos, you know what a difference well-defined ones make. Here are some tips to help you get your best brows yet.

Hollywood is Like High School with Money

Have you heard of this show?  It is from the executive producers of Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and The Vampire Diaries comes Hollywood is Like High School with Money - a new comedic series based on the book by national bestselling author Zoey Dean.

Starring Kelsey Sanders (Private, iCarly, Wizards of Waverly Place), Ian Harding (Pretty Little Liars), and Brian Hallisay (Privileged) with a cameo appearance by Whitney Port (The City).  There are even some scenes featuring Whitney's clothing line, Whitney Eve.

Hollywood is Like High School with Money premiered on Alloy TV September 14th, 2010. New episodes will follow every Tuesday and Thursday through October 14th.

You can watch the first three episodes here : or check out clips and episodes at:

Tune into Hollywood is Like High School with Money each week at for new episodes and for the chance to win the L’Oreal Paris Go 360 Clean Sweepstakes.
From lip pumpers to heated eyelash curlers -- check out these wacky products
Unusual Beauty Products That Work
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Many beauty products have unusual names, ingredients and purposes, but do they work? Well, Total Beauty readers can attest that most of the wacky products on this list actually work.

Healthy Hair for Healthy Water

Pantene is proud to announce a charitable partnership with the P&G Children's Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) program called Healthy Hair for Healthy Water, a collaboration that will help women and their world shine through healthier water. Through this campaign, Pantene will help CSDW reach its goal to 'save a life every hour' in the developing world by providing two billion liters of clean water every year by 2020.

Yesterday, Pantene celebrity ambassadors, supermodel Gisele B√ľndchen of Brazil, and singer/song writer Anggun of Indonesia announced the kick-off of the global Healthy Hair for Healthy Water campaign at P&G's VIP reception the was held in conjunction with the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative in NYC.

The campaign will deliver clean, purified drinking water to needy areas via low-cost PUR packets, one of which quickly turns 10 liters of dirty, potentially deadly water into clean, drinkable water. Although CSDW is named after the children, Dr. Greg Allgood, Director, CSDW, says it is women who bring the program to life. "The true heroes of the CSDW program are women, as they provide 90% of all of the PUR packets."

In the United Sates, consumers can make a difference now by purchasing Pantene products from the P&G eStore at For each bottle purchased from the eStore through February 28, 2011, Pantene will donate 10 cents to CSDW, which is the cost of providing one week's worth of clean drinking water (10 liters) for a child in the developing world.

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Rohto Eye Drops Review and Giveaway

Hey, Bright Eyes…Whiten Up!

This winter, eye makeup trends run the gamut from minimalist autumnal shades to dark, mysterious looks. But no matter how expertly eye makeup is applied, the result can be ruined by red, irritated looking eyes. Bloodshot eyes not only detract from your look, but can send the message that you’re exhausted, sick, hung over or worse! Before applying makeup, use ROHTO® Cooling Eye Drops™ to whiten and refresh eyes. ROHTO is a secret weapon of celebrity makeup artists who have to make their clients look great despite red eye flights, late-night premiere parties and even unexpected colds.

I recently tried ROHTO® Hydra (Dry Eye Reliever) and ROHTO® Cool for Redness Relief. 

Using these drops is quite an experience!  The hydra drops keep your eyes moisturized for several hours and can truly help with jet lag.  Losing sleep and traveling can really dry out your eyes, and the ROHTO Hydra made a world of difference.  As for the Cool drops for redness relief, these are a must-have for me.  I live in the desert and my eyes are always red from allergies, wind, or simply lack of sleep.  The ROHTO drops work much better than other brands and really brighten your eyes. These drops will become a new staple in my makeup bag.

Would you like to win the entire line of ROHTO®?  Leave a comment here and I will randomly pick one winner (US Residents only).  Deadline to enter is October 3, 2010 at 11:59 pm PST.  One entry per person unless you join my Facebook Fan Page and you will be eligible for two entries. Leave a comment there too on the ROHTO review.

For more information, visit or ROHTO eye drops are available at and most drug stores nationwide and retail from $6.99-$8.99 for a 0.4-ounce bottle.
Beauty experts share the timesaving tricks that they use backstage on models
Hair and Makeup Shortcuts Inspired by New York Fashion Week
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From flat ironing in a flash to using one key makeup product, experts backstage at NYFW give us the CliffsNotes for getting pretty in a pinch.
Steal some time for yourself with these simple tips
A Guide to Beauty & Bliss for On-the-Go Moms
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We get that moms have zero "me-time" -- that's why we compiled this roundup of products and easy tips to help you squeeze in some R & R.

New York City

Here I come!  Moody Maria is off to New York Fashion Week.  Back soon with some new tips and new product reviews!
See what hues are hip for your lips this season
Hot New Lipstick Shades for Fall
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If you're not a fan of bright colored lipstick, you're in luck because this fall is about rocking understated or glam shades.
Find out which perfumes Total Beauty readers love to breathe in and which ones make them hold their noses
Best and Worst Celebrity-Endorsed Fragrances
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Our readers give you the inside scoop on the best and worst celebrity fragrances -- saving you the hassle of trying on boatloads of perfumes to the point of confusing your senses. average reader rating: 6.4
The Worst: No. 3: White Diamonds Elizabeth Taylor Parfum, $100
"It's like granny perfume that has been sitting on the dresser for 40 years …" average reader rating: 8
The Best: No. 7: Baby Phat Goddess Eau de Toilette, $29.99
"I think I've found a new favorite scent …" average reader rating: 8.7
 No. 6: Jennifer Lopez Live Luxe Eau de Parfum Spray, $39.99
"I wear this almost every day now …"
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