Friday, November 30, 2007

Shopping Blues or Shopping Clues?

Gifts, gifts and more gifts – Ever feel like the man in the red suit, rolling out the never-ending list of people to buy for every year? Or do you simply have the shooping blues? Get a clue Beauties, simply make a list and have a personal shopper do the shopping for you. We can shop online for you or be your personal shopper locally to pick out perfect gifts for your friends and family. Other services we can provide are gift wrapping, shipping packages or we can take the time to find the best deals for your budget, rather than rushing out and buying something last-minute for full price. Shopping can be a daunting task so leave it to the pros. Email ivebeenmarked@getbeautymarked.com for more information. Happy Holidays Beauties! Until next time, beauty is what you make it, so embrace it.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

On Your Mark, Get Set...

GO! The Holiday season is upon us, whether you joined the masses and participated in Black Friday or put that extra pot of coffee on and started surfing the world wide web. Take a look at some of the many online sales and special offers this season and take our poll. GBM would like to know, "What is your favorite online shopping site?" Bluefly: Limited time only, $10 of your first order Enter code: TEN8642 at checkout and save $10 on orders over $100 Net-A-Porter: Sale Spectacular! Nordstrom: Free shipping on online orders of $100 or more Enter code: Holiday07 on last page of checkout Neiman Marcus: Last Call Online Clearance

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Jackline has been marked!

Jackline has been marked she is the recipient of my recommended Hair Care Regimen, complete with Sap Moss Nourishing Concentrate, Sap Moss Shampoo & Conditioner, Brilliant Damage Control, Phomollient, Brilliant Anti- Humectant, Brilliant Emollient Gloss, & Brilliant Medium Hold Hair Spray.
Jackline asked.....
Q. What products (exactly) can I use to keep my hair hydrated for this winter?
A. I recommend Sap Moss Nourishing Concentrate it is a pre-shampoo treatment, Sap Moss Shampoo & Conditioner, which will nourish and restore health to your hair. The active ingredient is Iceland Moss which heals, protects and provides moisture, as well as the Sap will supply additional nutrients for the hair. What makes this collection unique is the Sap Moss Moisture Concentrate. It is used as a healing treatment prior to shampooing and helps to repair dry, damages hair, which will restore its smoothness and shine. The Sap Moss Shampoo is unique because not only does it cleanse the hair you find most of the nourishment and it is recommended to leave in a few minutes setting it apart from traditional shampoo. Sap Moss Conditioning Detangler eliminates frizz and retains moisture.
Q: I need something cheap for my tight budget. I want to be able to walk into target, Sally’s, or any hair care beauty supply and find that product.
A: Their are many products available just like most things, you get what you pay for. I want to empower you with the necessary information to shop responsibly. When shopping you’re looking for ingredients that support the benefits you need from the product. The first ingredient to the last is listed in order of concentration, so the ingredients should support the benefit. Because you said you need hydration the product Ingredient that supports moisture: http://www.sunsethair.com/ingredients.htm Product Ingredients to avoid: http://www.aubrey-organics.com/about/treat_10synth.cfm
Q . How often should I clip my ends?
A. Ends should be trimmed every 4 to six weeks!
Q. My hair grows to a certain length and then it seems like it stays there. What should I do to ensure that it continues to grow, while still being healthy? Do you have any tips?
A. Because you said your hair reaches a certain length then stops, I recommend drinking plenty of water and the required amounts of vitamins from animal sources, red, yellow, and orange fruits, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, eggs, seafood, nuts and yeast. These nutrients will provide the protein, B vitamins, iron, zinc, and biotin of the daily requirements of a healthy diet. Which will give you beautiful healthy, vibrant hair.

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Until next time beauties, Vonetta your DC Metro Beauty

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ditch The LBD

Most females tell you to play it safe and buy a Little Black Dress. I'm here to tell you to be daring and not to look like the rest of the females at this year's parties. The holiday season is here, which means you will be invited to many festivities, whether it is a Christmas or a New Year's Party, go out with a bang. Don't be boring or dull by wearing the most common color, black. Differentiate your style by wearing bold colors and prints. I've selected several dresses that will make a crowd pause...view pictures>>

Monday, November 26, 2007

Winterize Your Skin: The Face

Winter is fast approaching and it is time to change our skin care routine to reflect the change in the weather. It is important to treat you skin according to what it is doing now. I have oily skin, however when the weather changes to cooler tempatures, I become dehydrated. So I still need to take care of the oily factor, as well as the lack of hydration. Putting together a daily regime is easy. Once you determined your skin type, be sure to use the following products: cleanser, treatment, moisturizer, eye cream and what I call a "binder". You must also remember to take care of the neck and d├ęcolletage as...read more>>

Friday, November 23, 2007

Skip the Lines, Shop Online!

• Save as you spend at Shopbop.com. Spend $150 and get $25 off, spend $300 and get $50 off, spend $530 and get $100 off, and spend $1000+ and get a whopping $250 off. Just enter code "GETAJUMP" at checkout. Ends 11/26.

• 20% off any Baguhaus bag at Baghaus.com. Ends 11/25.

• Up to 50% off women's styles at OldNavy.com. 11/23 only

• New York & Company is offering a free lotion gift set with purchase (ends 11/23), mark-downs on their City-Saavy styles (ends 11/26), and a buy-one-get-one-1/2 off deal on sweaters (ends 12/19)>

• Take an additional 30% off sale items at Neiman Marcus. Ends 11/25.

• 15% off entire stock plus free ground shipping at OverstockJeweler.com (code PRESALE2). Ends 11/26.

• Free standard shipping on orders of $50 or more at Urban Outfitters (code FREEBIRD7A). Ends 11/26.

• Free shipping and free exchanges on all orders at eBags.com

• Up to 50% off at Armani Exchange plus a limited edition t-shirt collection and free shipping on orders over $100 (enter HOLIDAY for free shipping). Enjoy!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Pulling Off Opaque Tights!

One of the seasons biggest trends for fall and winter are opaque and colored tights. With this newest trend coming in so soon and the sheer hose look become a thing of the past, many of you beauties may be plagued with coming up with an actual clue of how to adorn your outfit with this colorful idea... read more>>

We're Thankful!

Thank you to everyone who visits our blog daily, thank you for spreading the word, sharing your thoughts and sending emails, we hope that you enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday.

5 tips to help you stay Fab during Holiday Festivities:

1. Wear cloths that are slightly tight on you. This should help you feel full faster, and keep you from eating too much food.

2.Keep your portions small. Try to load up on salad and vegetables, and take just tiny amounts of anything else.

3. Don't let yourself get too hungry. If you go to a party and you're starving, everything will look even more tasty than normal.

4. Walking around the shopping mall and stores is great exercise, and so is cleaning the house. In addition to those activities, decorating can be quite intensive workout as well.

5. Allow yourself one small serving of a cookie or piece of candy at holiday events during the holiday season. Just remember to kick your workout up a notch later.

Happy Thanksgiving Beauties!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Your Style, Find it, Flaunt it!

Every morning, most beauties face the same challenge, what am I wearing today? Challenges are suppose to make you stronger, right? Excericise is suppose to make your body tight, right? So getting dressed everyday should be a no brainer, right? Not exactly... getting dressed each and everyday is a chalenge that most women never overcome. Defining your style, feeling great in your clothes, looking poised and confident is what we should strive for daily. Understanding which style suits your body type is another. Here are some fun quizzes to help you define your style, revamp your style and own it! Enjoy Are you ready for a new you? Take Quiz

How sexy is your style? Take Quiz

Is it time to bump up your style? Take Quiz

Until next time, Beauty is what you make it, so embrace it. Chimere your Atlanta Beauty.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Must Have Trends

“Yeah, but its Ghetto Gold”! Carrie explained it best when describing the difference between gold and Ghetto Gold to Miranda. Ghetto gold such as Rope chains, Bamboo earrings and Name Plates keep coming back. My mother hates it and thinks its ghetto, but I love it. Whether it is in style or not, I will never abandon my ghetto gold jewelry. Usually it can be found in your local pawn shop, but for an expensive price. If you plan on participating in this obnoxious jewelry trend just for the season and do not want to spend a lot of money on the accessory, it can also be found in retail stores such as Forever21. Also, if you are in the City, local street vendors in Soho are always selling this golden trend...read more>>

Monday, November 19, 2007

Speak Up and Leave Your Mark!

GBM! now has a forum! Get Beautymarked! Speaks is a place to discuss fashion, beauty, motherhood, business, life! Join a community or start one of your own. Don't be shy if your the first on to speak up! GBM encourages stepping out the box! Start a thread, ask a question, drop some knowledge or tell us what's going on in your world. We are excited to meet and interact with all the Beauties around the world. So don't be shy Beauty...SPEAK! Visit Get Beautymarked! Speaks or click on the link in the sidebar.

Calling All Commentators!

Good Morning Beauties! There are some exciting new things happening in the GBM! world. We invite all readers to leave a comment on any or all of our wonderful post. For those of you who do not have a Google/Gmail account, we have created any email to allow you to sign in and leave a comment. The email is gbmbeauty@getbeautymarked.com and the password is beautiful. When leaving your comment, please include your name, city and state. This email is for sign in purposes ONLY! Please do not send emails to this address. We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Travel Fashion

Whether by plane, train or automobile, always make sure that not only are you dressed for comfort, but dressed for style. When I was younger, I remember when it was a requirement to be dressed in your Sunday best to travel by plane. These days, people show up in everything from inappropriate club wear to their pajamas. Comfort doesn't mean tacky! With todays' stylish jeans and simple tops, you can dress to impress without being uncomfortable. Not only that, many times you can be bumped up to first class (usually no charge) with the appropriate outifit (jeans withstanding) and a friendly smile. When traveling by car....read more>>

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Chocolate Aficionado

Everyone knows that there is something about women and chocolate. Whether milk, dark, bittersweet or luscious white cocoa, most women just can't seem to get enough of this creamy confection. Even significant others are aware that when expressing their love or to say I'm sorry, the best companion for those long stem roses are a box of chocolatey morsels...read more>>

On Your Mark, Get Ready, Shop!

It’s that time again, Black Friday is next week, and shopping begins in most places between 5 & 6 a.m. The race is on, so be the one to get the best sale, get your practice in and start now! I’m on my mark, I am getting ready, and so I am going to Shop!

Also, check out the Special Savings for Savvy Shoppers! Bring a canned good, take 15% off your entire purchase! It's give a little, get a little at November's Shopper Social. You'll get 15% off your entire purchase at Nana when you bring in a canned good for Martha's Table. With our racks full of fresh frocks perfect for holiday parties and cozy sweaters for the cold days ahead, we're sure you'll put that discount to good use. Oh, and don't forget - every purchase enters you into a raffle for a $100 Nana shopping spree! It's just our little way of showing how thankful we are to know savvy shoppers like you.
I've been marked, have you? Vonetta your DC Metro Beauty

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Fine Beauty Blog

Acclaimed makeup artist, Sam Fine has joined the blogoshphere. His new blog features a behind-the-scenes look into his life with celebrity clients such as, Vanessa Williams, Tyra Banks, Mo'Nique and many others. “And of course, no beauty blog would be complete without tons of product favorites used to create each stunning look.” (Sam Fine) If you would like professional tips for your holiday look, this is a great place to get some inspiration. Until next time, beauty is what you make it, so embrace it. Chimere your Atlanta Beauty. Visit Sam Fine's Blog

Packing 101

The plans have been made and now it is time to pack. This formula works for any trip, no matter the length. Use it to determine how many outfits you will truely need and to make the task of packing stress free.

Number of days of trip divided by 2 (for bottoms) x 1.5 (for tops) + 1 for (going out dress/skirt), an all weather jacket, 2 pairs of everyday shoes, 1 pair of stilettos, a handful of jewelry, 1 clutch, 1 everyday bag. Your travel day outfit can be the same for each day your on the road. Your math should look like this:

6 days of travel /2 = 3 bottoms x 2 = 4 to 5 tops + 1 going out dress/skirt, etc. etc. and of course, don't forget to pack your underwear, pajamas and hoisery.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Travel In Style

It's that time of the year again when we have to travel for the holidays. Whether you are going to visit family & friends or an untraditional vacation getaway, always make sure you do it in style. Every true fashionista should have fashionable chic luggage to compliment her unique self. You never know who you might meet while traveling in the airport, so make sure your luggage makes a statement. Don't be like the rest of the travelers carrying your valuables in the same old boring neutral-colored bags. See some of the latest designs in luggage by Diane Von Furstenburg, Kate Spade and other designers... more pictures>>>

Timeless... In Silver

Do you remember your pink Timex from first grade? Or did you have a Disney character flip watch that would work for a few days and conk out? What ever the kind, I'm sure you remember when you learned how to tell time on your first watch. My first watch was a Mickey Mouse watch, with a brown leather wrist band and gold dial. Boy did I love that watch, it worked great up until the first time I took a bath while wearing it. With ever changing fashion trends and phones that dictate our every move, traditional time pieces have been replaced. Each hour that passes by is really precious, a watch is great way for your to be apart of every minute in style. From dressy, casual, sporty, silver, gold, metal or precious stones—there sure to be a watch to suit you. Embrace the minutes, enjoy your hours, because time is not promised to anyone. Until next time, Beauty is what you make it, so embrace it. Chimere your Atlanta Beauty. Shop Watches Now

Over The River And Through The Woods...

As the holiday season comes quickly upon us, preparing for holiday travel gets added to our already long to do list. Not only do we have to make the travel plans, but we must coordinate the house, kids, significant other and pets. With years of experience in traveling, I have learned that the earlier you prepare, the better. Join me this week as I give you a crash course in packing, organizing and stress free travel. Until Wednesday Beauties, You've Been Marked!

Friday, November 9, 2007

A Day Late and an Extra Present for You!

Please join Get Beautymarked! in celebrating another beautiful year with Atlanta Beauty Chimere. Chimere's birthday was yesterday (my fault on day late post !) and we are truely thankful to have her as part of the GBM family. Please leave her a birthday message on our comments page.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Miss Tish's Best Internet Buys

See what I've found. . .

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Big "O"

Haven't tried that blush with the name you have to whisper in mixed company? Now is the perfect time to get the Big "O"...read more>>

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

What's Hot

Mary Jane...No, I'm not talking about the 80's hit song with the subliminal message about getting high, but... the shoes. History always repeats itself and this season Mary Janes are back again. Miss Tish introduced us to the LegWork DVD, so it only seemed right to talk about heels. Thanks to the fabulous team at LegWork, they showed us how to walk correctly in a pair of heels. Now that we know how to walk properly in a pair of fabulous shoes, it's time to make a purchase of this season's hottest trend...Mary Janes. You ask, "What makes a Mary Jane shoe?" Usually, it's the buckled strap on the front of the shoe. Every designer is incorporating Mary Janes in their collection. They come in many designs such as patent leather, suede and animal prints. To see the latest Mary Jane designs>>

Monday, November 5, 2007

Love Addiction!

A guest came in Friday for her salon visit and began telling me about the affair she was having. We already know how damaging affairs can be, even if we don’t see it in the beginning. She is soooo in love, we all know that feeling! She went on and on about how in love she was, how they met this summer, how often they were involved, how she couldn’t see herself living without…… She said as she looked me in the eye, “I know I need to give this up, but I can’t!" I was very candid with her. I simply told her she needs to quit having this affair, it was affecting everything she had worked so hard to build. It was a hard sale, but she said she was going to do it. She was going to have an affair one last time, before saying goodbye. Because she came to me for advice I didn’t budge. I told her, "I know you are in love, I know everything looks good and it makes you happy, but enough is enough; let it go, just let it go!" Finally, she agreed to...read more>>

Friday, November 2, 2007

What's in Your Bag?

L.A.M.B. Signature Devon Tote
I am always teased about the big bags I carry. It never fails that I get asked that obvious question, "What in the world are you carrying in that bag?" Once I leave the house in the morning, I am usually gone all day. So a Beauty has to be prepared for any situation...read more>>

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Honey, please don't trip!!