Has any other celebrity been copied as much as the illustrious Marilyn Monroe? Countless women have drawn inspiration from her signature style of bouncy blond waves, red lipstick, and darkly-lined eyes, but it's her distinctive mole that gave Marilyn that extra special touch. Look for a slideshow dedicated to Marilyn's celebrity emulators to come, but in the meantime, I've put together a few tips on how you can get a beauty mark that's uniquely you. Whether you're looking to accentuate a pre-existing mole, looking to do something unexpected, or getting your mole on for a costume party, get my tutorial when you read more.
Woo hoo! Cindy Crawford and the rest of the mole people have something big to celebrate. A new study reports some great news for those of us who have plentiful moles (or beauty marks, if you prefer):
Scientists claim that those with lots of moles are years younger biologically than those with mark-free skin. ... They may retain their youthful looks for longer and could be at lower risk of a host of age-related diseases such as heart disease or osteoporosis.
Could this be the reason Cindy looks amazing at 41? As someone who also has a beauty mark on her face, I'm hoping the answer is yes! Do you have moles? Have they affected the way you feel about your appearance?
For our inaugural BellaSugar Beauty Mark It challenge last week, I asked you guys to share your most bomb body balms with me. Since I am in love with my Boots Mediterranean Olive Almond & Sage Wonderbalm, I figured that you might have some secret salves stashed up your sleeves too!
You can see all of the body balm Beauty Marks on TeamSugar; thanks to everyone for your enthusiastic participation! Here are three of my favorites:
Beauty Mark #1: BadgerBalm Unscented Healing Balm ($6.50), found by SFKitkat. This looks like a great product for anyone with sensitive skin, because it contains no fragrances or additives. It can be used to treat cracked fingers, dry skin, and chapped lips, as well as to help heal boo-boos.
For two more body balms, read more
By now you hopefully have heard that this week is Beauty Week in honor of the new Beauty Marks feature. From now on, every Wednesday I will ask you all to Beauty Mark It! and help me find something specific from the world of beauty. So, it will be like Fab Finding for beauty. I hope you beauty junkies out there are as excited as I am!
Your first challenge is to help me find a mom-worthy perfume to give to my favorite lady this holiday season. Keep these in mind:
- She has sensitive skin
- She likes classic scents, like lavender and rose
- She like pretty packaging
A few seasons ago I got her Annick Goutal 'Eau de Camille' Eau de Toilette Spray, $95, and she liked the ivy, privet, honeysuckle and seringa blend and the femme bottle.
Let's all go beauty marking to find my mom a new scent! Be sure to come back and tell me when your Beauty Marks are up, or just tag your choices with perfume for mom. To learn what a Beauty Mark is and how to make one, click here. To see some of my favorite online beauty stores, read more