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CW Beauty Tips & Picks

One of the best ways to find the best Beauty Tips is look around and get the Top Picks from women who look their best! To find out how the  CW writers always look their best I asked them to share their personl Top Picks, the things they won't leave home without. It won't surprise you to see how diverse their choices are. Fownder and owner of Created Woman, Heather, says she's been using Oil of Olay Cleanser and Moisturizer since she was thirteen. "I have tried other products but have always switched back to my tried and true. "




                    Covergirl LashExact Mascara is Erika's top pick.

"After trying all the expensive brands of mascara,

this is the one that gives me the most definition, volume and length."



Jessica says this about  100% Organic Jojoba oil!

It is 100% natural and smells great! I LOVE this stuff because it has so many uses and a little goes a long way. I use it:

  • As a lip balm
  • Added to my face/body lotion (you really only need a few drops)
  • Apply to hair then wash out as a hair mask








Every one knows Carmindy, the encouraging makeup artist from What Not to Wear. Coby's Top Pick is from Sally Hansen's Natural Beauty by Carmindy.

This is the only thing that covers my melasma (hormonal discoloration from pregnancies).The melasma was so bad after my third pregnancy and this ws the only product that covered it and still felt light and natural.



I don't start or end my day without 3 pumps of

Mary Kay Replenishing Serum + C coupled with Day/Night Solution.  

My skin is tout, it's not too heavy and I started getting carded again.





Stila Natural Finish Oil-Free Makeup foundation gives me the perfect, natural coverage. It gives me a smooth, even look and lasts all day. 



Express is a clothing store but they have such a great lip gloss! Their "Black Cherry Lip Gloss" is the perfect color for anyone. It's a pinch of red with a little cherry flavor. I love it!








                                                                       MAC Studiotech Foundation

                                                                  The coverage and finish is flawless. - Lilly

It is the only line that makes a foundation with the color I need for my ebony skin.~Cheryl


So, if you've been on the search for a better age-fighting product, mascara or foundation, give these Top Picks a try.

Green Beauty & Fashion

Going Green, recycling, eco-friendly, organic; we've all heard the terms and usually the first thoughts that come to mind is recycling our glass bottles, coke cans and other kitchen items.  I have to be honest, it took me a while to be 'eco-friendly' because it just seemed so overwhelming to me!  Years of habits throwing everything into one trash was so easy! Well, now that I've got a some better habits than I did just a few years ago, I've noticed how many things around us have become 'environmentally safe.'  Options are right at our finger tips making it so easy for us!  So for this month's  CW theme, 'Going Green,' I thought I would share 4 simple ways you can begin or your extend your journey on becoming more eco-friendly.

#1 Organic Makeup -RMS makeup creator is non other than Gisele Bundchen's  makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift.  She has everything from foundation, cleansers, to this cheek2lip cream.  My thought is, if Gisele likes it, then so do I!

RMS Makeup

#2 Energy Saving Hair Dryer - Yes, it's true!  Sure, it may take a little bit longer to dry your hair, but the payoff is your hair is more beautiful and you've helped save a little energy for the environment.

Paul Mitchell Nature Inspired Express Ion Dryer

#3 Enzyme Exfoliate - This actually is one of my favorites and one I use weekly!  I purchae my MyChelle Enzyme Exfoliate at my local Wholefoods market and it's just that easy!  No hassle, no chemical and my face feels and looks great!  Check out all of her products online.


#4 Fashion - While researching some great eco-friendly clothing, I cam across this great website that listed so many products as well as stores that sold them.  So for us beginners or just time-crunched ladies, save this on your computer menu bar  and take a giant leap into becoming Green!  SA VA Clothing is just one way to start!

eco fashion world

SA VA Clothing

Have fun learning, shopping and becoming the Created Woman you were Created to Be!