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Paula’s Choice RESIST Anti-Aging System and 10 Ways to Transform Your Skin Now!

In The Beauty Editor: Obsessions & Addictions! NEW on June 8, 2011 at 3:57 pm

M-Teen Magazine – Beauty Editor’s Anti-Aging Obsession!

M-Teen’s beauty editor is obsessed with Paula’s Choice RESIST skin care system. After consistently applying the RESIST Anti-Aging System she has seen fabulous results including improved texture and amazingly smooth, hydrated skin! RESIST is formulated for all skin types, is fragrance free and loaded with ingredients to increase healthy collagen, prevent moisture loss and repair damage.

M-Teen’s Beauty Editor is addicted to RESIST and will be stocking up on products thanks to this limited time offer:

15% Off RESIST Anti-Aging Products* / FREE Shipping on $50+ / 3 Free Samples

*Promotion expires 9pm PT, July 5, 2011.


10 Ways to Transform Your Skin Now!

By Paula Begoun

The Cosmetics Cop


Trying to figure out the best way to take care of your skin is confusing: Do you need a firming cream, antiwrinkle serum, sun protection, nighttime lotion, and daytime moisturizer? Do you need separate products for the neck, chest, and eye areas?

If you rely on advertising claims or on the explanations you get from cosmetics salespeople about how to take care of your skin, you will almost assuredly end up missing some of the vital steps for achieving radiant, age-defying skin (and will likely be even more confused).

Instead, follow this checklist for 10 ways to transform your skin now and start seeing instant results!

1. Exfoliate with BHA or AHAs (not with a scrub!)

Without question, everyone can benefit from a well-formulated exfoliant, whether it is an AHA product (alpha hydroxy acid, such as glycolic and lactic acids) or a BHA product (beta hydroxy acid, also known as salicylic acid). Healthy skin naturally sheds millions of dead skin cells every day, but sun damage, dry or oily skin, genetics, and other skin disorders can block this process, resulting in clogged pores, blemishes, white bumps, dull or flaky skin, and uneven skin tone.

AHAs and BHA gently get rid of the built-up dead skin cells, unclog pores, reduce breakouts, rebuild collagen, smooth out wrinkles, and allow dry skin to heal!

Recommended Exfoliants:

• Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir ($29.99 for 1.7 fl. oz.)

Paula’s Choice RESIST Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid ($24.95 for 1.7 fl. oz)

• Cosmedicine Speedy Recovery Acne Treatment Daytime Blemish Lotion SPF 15 ($40 for 2 fl. oz.)

Paula’s Choice Exfoliating 2% BHA Liquid($18.95 for 4 fl. oz.)

Why shouldn’t you use a scrub? Scrubs deal only with the very top, superficial layer of the skin, so most of the built-up dead skin cells are beyond their reach. Even worse, many scrubs contain particles with a rough, coarse, or uneven texture that can damage the skin as it abrades away the surface, causing tiny tears that damage the skin’s barrier, which is not good for any skin type!

2. Eat Right

The amount of research showing that a diet rich in antioxidants can help skin is astounding! Dark berries, fresh salmon, avocadoes, butternut squash, and green tea are just a few of the anti-aging superfoods you should add to your grocery list.

Which foods should you avoid? Sweets and salty foods. Too much sugar (even honey) can lead to collagen deterioration, loss of elasticity, and increased likelihood of wrinkling. A diet overloaded with salt also will take a toll on your skin, resulting in bloating and puffy, tired-looking skin.

3. Wear Sunscreen Every Day

We know,… you’ve heard it before, and it’s really boring,… but we know you’re not doing it! Only 10% of people wear sunscreen on a regular basis and most still get a tan. Many also continue to use tanning beds, which might as well be called wrinkle-beds.

Sun protection is by far the most important tool in preventing skin damage and helping in the anti-aging fight. Nothing else in your skin-care routine matters if you leave out this critical step. Using an antiwrinkle cream and not using sunscreen is like eating broccoli in hopes of reducing the effects of smoking cigarettes.

You must wear sunscreen 365 days a year! Even on cloudy days, and even if you’re inside. The sun’s damaging rays do penetrate the clouds and they do come right through the window. Just because you’re inside doesn’t mean your skin is protected.

Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day and your skin will thank you in the years to come. It is the only way to look younger than your friends!

Recommended Sunscreens:

• Peter Thomas Roth Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30 ($26 for 4.2 oz.)

Paula’s Choice RESIST Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer with SPF 25 & Antioxidants ($24.95 for 2 oz.)

• Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunblock Mineral Protection, Fragrance Free SPF 30 ($9.95 for 4 oz.)

4. Remove All of Your Makeup (It’s more important than you think!)

Left on overnight, any amount of makeup can clog pores, prompt skin-damaging irritation, and cause puffy eyes! Start with a gentle, fragrance-free, water-soluble cleanser, and then remove the last traces of eye makeup with a colorant-free, fragrance-free, irritant-free makeup remover.

Recommended Makeup Removers:

Paula’s Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover ($12.95 for 4 oz.)

• Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover ($15 for 3.75 oz.)

• Sonia Kashuk Remove, Eye Makeup Remover ($9.99 for 4 oz.)

5. Don’t Rely on Only One Product

There is no single magic bullet ingredient or product for your skin; it takes more than one product to provide the full range of results. Some products do perform multiple tasks, but—let me repeat—your skin needs more than just one product. Here is what your skin needs:

• Gentle cleanser

• Toner loaded with antioxidants and skin-healing ingredients

• Sunscreen loaded with antioxidants for daytime

• Moisturizer—in serum, gel, lotion, or cream form—loaded with antioxidants for night

• AHA or BHA exfoliant

• Treatment products for skin discolorations, blemishes, oily skin, or blackheads

Visit Beautypedia for our science-based reviews on thousands of skin-care and makeup products.

6. Don’t Pull at Your Skin

Repeatedly rubbing, tugging, and pulling at your skin stretches the skin’s elastin fibers, causing sagging and drooping! Whether it’s from pulling on your skin to remove waterproof mascara, getting a facial, or rubbing your eyes, you’re helping gravity take a toll on your face. Stopping this now will benefit your skin down the road.

7. Consider a Foundation with Anti-Aging Ingredients

There are some wonderful new foundations on the market with state-of-the-art ingredients (e.g., sunscreen, antioxidants, and cell-communicating and skin-identical ingredients) that really can improve your skin. If you already wear foundation, this is an easy way to get extra benefit without adding another step to your routine. If your foundation contains an effective sunscreen, that’s even better!

Recommended Anti-Aging Foundations:

• Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15 ($24.50)

• Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme Radiant Lifting Makeup SPF 15 ($36.50)

• M.A.C. Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation ($29.50)

8. Antioxidants, Antioxidants, and More Antioxidants!

Topically applied antioxidants are essential for skin, just like they are for your diet. Given that your skin is your body’s largest organ, it needs many of the same healthy substances the rest of your body needs. Antioxidants prevent some of the free-radical damage that causes skin-destroying inflammation over time. They also help skin heal and produce healthy collagen. What’s not to love about that?

Among the dozens and dozens of brilliant antioxidants for skin, there is no single one that is best for skin. Don’t believe the ads suggesting otherwise. In fact, skin needs a blend of potent, stable antioxidants to really start acting and looking younger, and the more the better.

Recommended Antioxidant-Rich Products:

Paula’s Choice RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum($24.95 for 1 oz.)

• MD Formulations Moisture Defense Antioxidant Hydrating Gel ($45 for 1 oz.)

• Avon for Goodness Face Antioxidant Skin Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 ($18 for 1.7 oz.)

9. Save Up for a Dermatological Treatment

People often decide that dermatological treatments, such as Botox, dermal fillers, lasers, intense pulse light procedures, FRAXEL, or chemical peels, are beyond their budget or that a skin-care product can achieve relatively similar results.

Fact: There is nothing in the world of skin-care products that comes close to giving you the results you can get from medical cosmetic corrective procedures.

Fact: Following our advice—products we recommend and products we warn you about—may allow you to save enough money over time to afford the procedures mentioned above.

That doesn’t mean that skin-care isn’t important. Without question, your skin will benefit from using well-formulated products on a consistent basis, but your skin still ages. Just remember, skin-care products have limitations, no matter what the ads tell you.

10. Give Up Bad Habits

Don’t underestimate the role your lifestyle plays when it comes to the condition of your skin. You could do everything else right, but if you’re smoking, tanning, or irritating your skin with bad ingredients, your skin will pay! It’s easy to think that you aren’t hurting your skin if the negative impact doesn’t show up immediately, but the cumulative damage adds up—and it isn’t pretty!


tarte cosmetics – Limited-Edition QVC Exclusives on 5.27.11!

In The Beauty Editor: Obsessions & Addictions! NEW on May 26, 2011 at 4:10 pm

M-Teen Magazine HOT Beauty Exclusive!

The M-Teen beauty editor is obsessed with tarte cosmetics and is over-the-top excited about the QVC exclusives on 5.27.11.

M-Teen Magazine Beauty Editor Faves:  smooth operator™ Amazonian clay finishing powder in original and bronze & Amazonian clay 12-hour blush! The bronzer is THE perfect natural shade of summer glow in a micronized powder which glides across your skin. The blush has an incredibly silky smooth texture which makes application matte and flawless.

M-Teen Tip: Try blending a small amount of smooth operator™ Amazonian clay finishing powder in bronze with the original smooth operator™ micronized finishing powder. Apply this luxurious powder mix to face and sweep cheeks with Amazonian clay 12-hour blush to achieve a gorgeous “touch of  bronze” glow – and a totally perfected looking complexion….we promise!!

Amazonian clay 12-hour blush

For those who want an alternative blush to tarte’s award-winning gel and cream cheek stains, tarte is now offering Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in 8 shades. Inspired by tarte’s best-selling cheek and lip stains, shades range from soft pink (dollface) to deep berry (flush). Used alone or with tarte’s best-selling natural cheek stains, this blush is sure to give you that natural glow.

smooth operator™ Amazonian clay finishing powder – bronze

Like the original, this micronized clay finishing powder mattifies skin, minimizes the appearance of pores and replenishes all skin types, now while adding a natural touch of bronze to your complexion. This silky smooth finishing powder glides on evenly and imparts a healthy, natural warmth while the intuitive and skin smart Amazonian clay, nature’s most perfect ingredient, acts as a total skin balancer by reducing dryness and flakiness, improving clarity and texture, and removing surface oil to mattify skin for a soft and flawless lit-from-within finish; all while replenishing and rehydrating skin.

smooth operator™ Amazonian clay finishing powder

smooth operator™ micronized clay finishing powder with PM20™ perfects and mattifies skin, while reducing the number and size of pores by 20% after 4 weeks.

tarte — Beauty—QVC.com.

Sephora: GlowFusion Protein Tan

In Summer Glam '11 on May 19, 2011 at 1:23 pm

M-Teen Magazine “Summer Glam” Top Picks!

We love the look of a naturally bronzed glow but will never sacrifice our skin to the sun’s harmful rays. We faithfully use our sunscreen (daily) to protect our fabulously faux GlowFusion tan!

M-Teen tip: for flawless application, spray on GlowFusion fine mist, one section at a time, then lightly rub in with gloved hands for flawless results!


While enjoying the outdoors this summer season it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, but that does not mean you have to forgo the sexy beauty of sunkissed skin!

FusionBeauty is kicking off their summer countdown with a seamless transition into a natural faux glow. GlowFusion Micro-Nutrient Face & Body Natural Protein Tan ($58) is the first ever all natural, fast-drying, odor-free self-tanner that is suitable for all skin types. It’s pure, natural sugarcane-derived formula works with your skin’s keratin proteins to create your perfect, customized shade of glow. Meanwhile, its micro-nutrient technology delivers a potent blend of vitamins and powerful antioxidants to boost skin’s inherent, sexy, “lit-from-within” luminosity. Available in light and medium shades, GlowFusion Natural Protein Tan’s crystal clear fine mist allows controlled, streak-free application that won’t transfer onto your clothes!

Now you can enhance and extend your skin’s sunkissed color with GlowFusion Micro-Nutrient Face & Body Natural Protein Tan Enhancing Emulsion ($40). Designed specifically to be used with GlowFusion Natural Protein Tan, its formula includes subtle glow enhancers for nourished, long-lasting color.

Sephora: GlowFusion Protein Tan: GlowFusion Tan Enhancers and Self Tanning Products at Sephora.com: Bronzers & Self-Tanners.

Bobbi Brown Event – Enjoy 20% Savings!

In The Beauty Editor: Obsessions & Addictions! NEW, Values, Sales & Savings on April 11, 2011 at 2:10 pm


M-Teen Magazine Beauty Savings Event!


Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

April 11th – April 13th

Friends & Family Event  –  Enjoy 20% Savings

Friends & Family – Enjoy 20% off your order.

Wildly Effective Sun Care! Kiss My Face

In The Beauty Editor: Obsessions & Addictions! NEW on April 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm

M-Teen Magazine Beauty Editor’s Best Sunscreen!

We are always searching for the very best products to keep our skin healthy and protected from the sun. M-Teen’s Beauty Editor is obsessed with the Kiss My Face line of  UVA/UVB sunscreens that contain natural mineral sun blocks, antioxidants, soothing agents, emollients, cell-communicating ingredients  –  are fragrance free and water resistant! Thank you Kiss My Face…. search OVER!


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M-Teen Beauty Editor’s Kiss My Face Faves:

Sun Screen SPF 18 with Oat Protein Complex

Sunspray Lotion SPF 30

Face Factor SPF 30 / SPF 50 Face and Neck



Kiss My Face, a natural beauty and personal care products company, is a pioneer in the natural and organic industry.  The brainchild of Bob MacLeod and Steve Byckiewicz, two long time vegetarians searching for healthy body care alternatives, Kiss My Face was founded in 1981 on a 200 acre organic farm in New York’s beautiful Hudson River Valley and has been operating out of a converted barn and feed store ever since.  From moisturizers to liquid soaps, shave creams to oral care, Kiss My Face has a natural, crueltyfree product for you.

Natural Sun Care – screen and lotions by Kiss My Face.

Paula Begoun – 6 Anti-Acne Systems That Don’t Work!

In Fave Beauty Products on March 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm

M-Teen Magazine BEAUTY BUZZ!

When it comes to beauty products, we turn to Paula Begoun for her scientifically based research and fact-filled objective reviews. Check out her latest report on anti-acne systems before you make your next purchase!



Beauty Exclusives from Paula Begoun

The Cosmetics Cop

6 Anti-Acne Systems That Don’t Work!

We understand the emotional frustration of acne. It is devastating to wake up every morning, or even just occasionally, to red bumps on your face. Anti-acne products and multi-product anti-acne systems abound, but many of them are so poorly formulated that they make things worse, leaving consumers, and us, saddened and angry.

More often than not, anti-acne products contain ingredients that either aren’t helpful for acne or that actually make acne worse! Yes, we know the testimonials are compelling, and the “before and after” pictures are impressive, but you should approach every product with skepticism, especially considering the thousands and thousands of people whose skin doesn’t get better after trying product after product. The real proof of a product’s efficacy is always in the formula!

What Really Works for Acne
Research shows that the gold standard for treating acne effectively with over-the-counter products is to use a consistent routine that includes the following three types of products:

• Water-soluble cleanser.
• BHA (salicylic acid) exfoliant with a pH of 3-4.
• Topical disinfectant, typically benzoyl peroxide, formulated without irritants.

Depending on the type of acne you have, this kind of routine has been shown to perform even better than some prescription treatments!

We’ve done the research, and we know you can definitely find individual products to carry out this three-step approach, and they DON’T contain irritants that can make matters worse. For some unknown reason, however, nearly all of the anti-acne systems available get only one or two of the products right, if any at all!

Rather than believing the marketing shtick, we turned to published research, and found that the following anti-acne systems are ones you should avoid completely or at least modify to some extent if you want your breakouts and red marks to really improve:

1. Burt’s Bees — Natural Acne Solutions: Like many products from the “natural” product lines, this one is teeming with irritating plant extracts (like eucalyptus and fennel), which will stimulate oil production at the base of the pore and lead to more acne, more redness, and longer healing time.

2. Neutrogena — Rapid Clear 7 Day Acne Intervention Kit: This two-product kit claims it can reduce the size and redness of blemishes in one week, but the tiny vials of BHA (salicylic acid) treatment contain large amounts of irritating alcohol and witch hazel, which dry out your skin and make red marks worse. Plus, the irritation they cause can lead to increased oil production in the pore.

3. Dermalogica — Clean Start System: This system does indeed contain some ingredients shown to have proven benefit for fighting acne, but they are joined by irritating ingredients, such as camphor and bitter orange extract. In short, this system has promise, but the irritating ingredients included present the risk of hurting your skin’s healing process and stimulating oil production.

4. ProActiv Solution — Basic System: ProActiv has the absolute right idea with its three-step system, which includes a cleanser, exfoliant, and topical disinfectant with benzoyl peroxide. What they could have done better is the exfoliant, which contains the AHA glycolic acid. AHA is a great exfoliant, but it doesn’t provide the benefits of BHA (salicylic acid). BHA is preferred for breakouts because it not only can exfoliate the surface, but also can penetrate into pores and get to the source of clogged pores. BHA also provides a mild antibacterial punch and it is a potent anti-inflammatory due to its relation to aspirin, so it’s great for calming skin and reducing redness.

5. Avon — Clearskin: This large collection of products is a potential disaster for your skin. Case in point: Both cleanser options contain harsh detergents that dry out the skin, and although they also contain the active ingredient salicylic acid, it is less effective in a cleanser because it is rinsed off your skin before it has a chance to work. The Clearskin system has no less than four BHA options, but not one of them is formulated at the right pH range (3-4) to work effectively.

6. Kiehl’s — Blue Herbal Collection: Each product in this four-product anti-acne system is brimming with potent irritants that don’t help acne! Cinnamon, ginger, alcohol, and aluminum chlorohydrate (an ingredient in many antiperspirants) are but a few of the problematic ingredients in the Blue Herbal line. This large amount of irritating ingredients can cause irritation, stimulate oil production, worsen redness, and lead to dry, flaky skin.

After reading all of that material above, you may think it’s hopeless, but don’t dismay. We can help you find the very best anti-acne products for your skin! With our detailed reviews on Beautypedia, including reviews of the systems mentioned above, you can find the right products to develop an anti-acne skin-care routine that really works for you. Our list of Best Anti-Acne Products is a great place to begin your journey toward obtaining the clear skin you want!


Paula’s Choice – 25% Off Antioxidant Serums!

In The Beauty Editor: Obsessions & Addictions! NEW, Values, Sales & Savings on January 26, 2011 at 5:49 pm


M-teen Magazine’s Beauty Editor’s Hot Pick!

Paula’s Choice Antioxidant Serums are an absolute must for beautiful skin! OK, I confess…I am totally obsessed with this product, have used it for years, and was thrilled to see it 25 % off!  You can choose serum according to your skin type, but  I have very dry skin which practically drinks  Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum w/ Retinol. I love the silky texture and the way it glides over my skin leaving it moisturized and smooth….truly “recovered”!





Final Week! 25% Off Antioxidant Serums + Free Shipping on orders of $75 + 3 Free Samples! Ends Monday, January 31! Shop Now >>


Shop Paula’s Choice Skin-Care: Paula’s Choice Skin Care & Cosmetics.

Earth Therapeutics-Holistic Stress Management Kit

In Fave Beauty Products on November 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm


M-Teen staffer’s are always busy testing tons of the latest beauty products….we love to share our faves!



M-Teen Ultimate Fave:
The holiday season is here and the frenzy of activities is on!  Keep your stress under control with this fabulous kit from Earth Therapeutics.
We love how the aromatic scent  instantly transformed our bath into a soothing spa experience…buh-bye stress




First, a nice warm bath or shower with the Anti-Stress Massage Soap is a great way to begin to unwind. The essential aromatic blend soothes the mind just as the special elevated massage nodes of the soap bar soothe the body.

After drying off and settling down, just lie back, breathe deeply and place the Anti-Stress Silk Eye Pillow over the eyes. Enjoy the cool sensation of 100% pure silk caressing the skin, as the pillow “flows” naturally over the contours of the eyes and face. The subtle aromatherapeutic infusion will melt away tension, relaxing you for meditation or massage…

For total sensory relaxation, indulge yourself with the Anti-Stress Massage Lotion. A soothing, mind-calming blend of aroma-therapeutic Chamomile and Lavender is mingled into a natural greaseless base that allows the hands to glide easily over the body.

Finish off by slipping on the Soothing Eyelid Compress. This gel compress offers soothing relief to tired eyes and frazzled nerves. Enjoy the rest of the day in your stress-free state of mind.
For cooling tension relief, chill in the refrigerator for an hour or put in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes to desired temperature. Take out and gently place over tired, strained eyes to relieve puffiness and swelling. [DO NOT USE A HEATED COMPRESS OVER THE EYES. DO NOT MICROWAVE. REFRIGERATE ONLY.]

~ Anti-Stress Massage Soap
~ Anti-Stress Silk Eye Pillow
~ Anti-Stress Massage Lotion, 5 fl.oz.
~ Soothing Eyelid Compress

Packaged in an earth-friendly, reusable zippered bag.



Health and Beauty Accessories – Natural Products – Retail – Earth Therapeutics-Holistic Stress Management Kit.

WIN! Beauty Rules – The New Book by Bobbi Brown

In Fave Beauty Products, WIN FREE STUFF! on October 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm

M-Teen staffer’s are always busy testing tons of the latest beauty products….we love to share our faves!



M-Teen Ultimate Fave:


We love Bobbi Brown’s beauty philosophy! She emphasizes the importance of embracing natural beauty while creating your very own signature style. Beauty Rules is all about building beauty from the inside out. It’s full of Bobbi’s best step-by-step makeup tips, (detailed with tons of gorgeous photos), hair salon secrets and cool advice on everything from braces, pimples and tattoos to exercise and eating healthy.




Renowned makeup artist and best-selling author Bobbi Brown launched her sixth book, Beauty Rules, a fresh, energetic beauty bible for young women. Bobbi Brown’s goal is to help women “look and feel like themselves, only prettier and more confident.” And true to this philosophy, Beauty Rules was written to help young women learn the beauty basics, then get creative and experiment with their look – and ultimately find their own style.

In celebration of her new book, Bobbi designed a limited-edition palette.

From homeroom fresh and pretty to homecoming gorgeous. In celebration of her new beauty book for teens, Beauty Rules, Bobbi designed this limited edition palette of edgy but totally wearable eye, lip and cheek colors.  Palette also includes a Jet Creamy Eye Pencil.



Enter to WIN Beauty Rules Book!





*Entrants must be Memphis residents between ages 11-19. Prizes awarded by M-Teen Magazine will be mailed or must be picked up  at the M-Teen Magazine’s business office located at 995 S. Yates Rd, Ste. 1, Memphis, TN. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8a-5p. Employees and their families may not enter. By entering this contest M-Teen Magazine has full rights to publish winner’s name. Entrant’s contact info is held strictly confidential and NEVER sold or shared.

Bobbi Brown.

Snazzy Lites – Fun Color Clip-in Hair Extensions!

In Fave Beauty Products, Hair Glam! on October 12, 2010 at 2:12 pm


M-Teen staffer’s are always busy testing tons of the latest beauty products….we can’t wait to share our faves!




M-Teen Ultimate Fave:


We pop in Snazzy Lites hair extensions when we wanna rock really cool hair – instantly… without any fuss!



M-teen Magazine – 20% Discount Code

Order online at www.snazzylites.com and use promo code MTEEN20 to

receive a generous 20% off your entire purchase through October 31, 2010.




Have you ever wanted to add bold bright colors to your hair but scared you would damage your hair? Introducing Snazzy Lites!

Snazzy Lites are a fun, fast, and non-damaging way to add a dash of color or natural highlights to anyone’s hair. They are made of 100% human hair extensions so they can be curled, flat ironed or braided like natural hair. Choose from a variety of colors like fierce fuchsia, rebel red, or poetic purple.

Snazzy Lites clip-in hair extensions are easy to apply and remove providing instant color without the commitment.

Wear Snazzy Lites to support your favorite sports team, sororities, or non-profit organizations. Great for cheerleaders, birthday parties, dance teams, or just to change your look.

So go ahead and shock your friends or jazz up your look with Snazzy Lites clip-in hair color.



Order pink extensions during the month of October and Snazzy Lites will donate $2.00

of each purchase to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, in support of

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.





Snazzy Lites is a product created by Brenda Waters, master stylist, and is part of Gorgeous Strandz hairline.

They are a colorful, clip-in hair alternative for individuals who don’t want to color through a chemical process.

Snazzy Lites are available at select salons or at http://www.snazzylites.com.

For more information, call 404.797.1681 or 1.888.823.4252.



Fun Color Clip-in Hair Extensions| Colorful Hair Extensions | Human Hair Extensions.

WIN! Sorority Wars- DVD! M-Teen Fave – Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser

In DVD's & Blu-Ray, Fave Beauty Products, WIN FREE STUFF! on September 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm

M-Teen staffer’s are always busy testing tons of the latest beauty products….we can’t wait to share our faves!


M-Teen Ultimate Fave:

When we  need a fragrance-free cleanser that won’t irritate our dry, sensitive skin we turn to Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser for glowing results. It also does a great job of removing makeup!


Fighting for Beautiful Skin

Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser is a favorite of

Sorority Wars star Chelan Simmons

When competing with 60 other girls to win a spot in the Delta house on Lifetime’s Sorority Wars, Chelan Simmons knew that clear skin was essential.  Looking to keep her fair, sensitive skin glowing, she starts her beauty routine every day by washing with
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser.

With a light, smooth texture and fragrance and preservative-free formula, the Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser gently removes makeup and residue without overdrying, making it perfect for dry, sensitive skin.  Formulated with Glycerin and Thermal Spring Water, the creamy cleanser hydrates and soothes while also deeply cleaning your pores and removing even the most stubborn makeup.

Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser retails for $19.50 and is available at CVS locations nationwide and at http://www.laroche-posay.com

Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser, Toleriane by La Roche-Posay.


M-Teen Magazine HOT Giveaway!




Lucy Hale, Courtney Thorne-Smith And Faith Ford Star

The war is so on when two sororities battle it out for the coveted Tri-Crown Prize in the hilariously vindictive SORORITY WARS debuting on DVD August 17 from Vivendi Entertainment and RHI Entertainment.  Directed by James Hayman, executive producer of TV’s “Ugly Betty” and “Joan of Arcadia,” the cleverly catty film stars Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars,” Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2), Courtney Thorne-Smith (“According to Jim,” “Ally McBeal”), Faith Ford (“Hope & Faith,” “Murphy Brown”), and Amanda Schull (“One Tree Hill,” Center Stage).  SORORITY WARS follows Katie (Hale), a college freshman who has been groomed from birth to continue her mother’s (Thorne-Smith) legacy by joining the Delta house.  An all-out rivalry begins when Katie has doubts about the Deltas and decides to pledge their rival, the Kappas, creating a fight-to-the-finish competition that leaves only one question: who will come out on top? Just in time to join the back-to-school “rush” this fall, the SORORITY WARS DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.93.

When beautiful and smart college freshman Katie Parker enters into pledge week on campus, she’s a shoe-in for the popular Deltas—the beloved sorority house co-founded by her own mother years ago. But when Katie opts for the less popular, but more down-to-earth, Kappas, she becomes a campus pariah and a major disappointment to her disillusioned mother. This ignites an all-out sorority war for the annual and much coveted Tri-Crown Prize.






DEADLINE TO ENTER: December 30, 2010

*Entrants must be Memphis residents between ages 11-19. Prizes awarded by M-Teen Magazine must be picked up  at the M-Teen Magazine’s business office located at 995 S. Yates Rd, Ste. 1, Memphis, TN. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8a-5p. Employees and their families may not enter. By entering this contest M-Teen Magazine has full rights to publish winner’s name. Entrant’s contact info is held strictly confidential and NEVER sold or shared.

tarte™ Cosmetics – Get the Look!

In Fave Beauty Products on September 27, 2010 at 3:49 pm

M-Teen staffer’s are always busy testing tons of the latest beauty products….we can’t wait to share our faves!


M-Teen Ultimate Fave:

tarte Cosmetics

smooth operator™ micronized clay finishing powder with PM20™

We love the incredible silky texture of this powder and the way it seems to truly perfect skin upon application! It actually conceals imperfections and adds a flawless finish. We especially like to use it over our undereye concealer to lock it in place!

smooth operator™ micronized clay finishing powder with PM20™

perfects and mattifies skin, while reducing the number and size of pores by 20% after 4 weeks.

To apply, use a large fluffy brush and lightly dust the coloress/translucent finishing powder over skin alone as a treatment or over concealer and foundation to keep makeup in place and add a natural finish. Smooth operatormicronized clay finishing powder with PM20 can also be used for targeted application; use your ring finger to gently pat finishing powder over undereye or blemish concealer to keep product from migrating into fine lines, wrinkles and dried, damaged skin.


M-teen Fave tarte Cosmetics LOOK!

get the look: odd molly spring 2011 fashion week

makeup artist: Sil Bruinsma
the look: healthy beauty with a bit of grit – a natural look with a tough, glamourous vibe
inspiration: early 60s/Brigitte Bardot

luminous skin with a touch of bronze, creating a flushed/rosy glow

ReCreate silicone-free primer with Wrinkle Rewind technology

the eraser 4-in-1 natural concealer

smooth operator micronized clay finishing powder with PM20

park ave princess mineral powder bronzer

a defined brow & strong, smoldering, gunmetal eyes

emphasEYES brows in taupe and medium brown

emphasEYES aqua-gel eyeliner in black

emphasEYES inner rim black eyeliner

eye couture day-to-night palette

lights, camera, lashes! 4-in-1 mascara

a dewy, stained lip

LipSurgence natural lip stain in envy


30% OFF tarte ‘Fashion Week’ Collection!

get the look – how-to create your favorite makeup looks.

M·A·C Cosmetics | Dare to Wear

In Fave Beauty Products on September 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm

M-Teen staffer’s have been busy testing tons of the latest beauty products and can’t wait to share their faves!


M-Teen Ultimate Fave:

We continually turn to M·A·C to create hip, over-the-top looks that “declare our individuality.”  We love the highly-pigmented products with one-coat colour and coverage. Check out maccosmetics.com for endless colour inspiration, makeup tips and live help from top M·A·C makeup artists!

Dare to Wear Collection

Join the brigade of loud-and-proud who daily dare to declare their own individuality. High-powered pigment and holographic pearl create a crazy-intense, shine-saturated gloss, combined with eye shadow shades as over-the-top as Lady G live! Not afraid to DARE TO WEAR? Bravo!

Eye Shadow

*Please note – colours in random order:

Louder, Please Bright fuchsia (Matte)
Free to Be Creamy true coral (Matte)
Going Bananas Soft lemon yellow (Frost)
Lime Lime green (Matte)
Sassy Grass Bright grass green (Matte)
Aqua Subdued, pale greyed aqua (Matte)
Sky Blue Robin’s egg blue (Frost)
Winkle Mid-tone cornflower blue (Satin)
Zingy Bright sky blue (Matte)
Atlantic Blue Bright violet blue (Matte)
Crazy Cool Pale frosty lavender (Veluxe Pearl)
Shock-a-holic Deep purple (Matte)
Suggested Retail Price $14.50 U.S./$17.50 CDN

Dare To Wear Lipglass

*Please note – colours in random order:

Dare to Dare Light blue pink with multi-pearl
Bold & Brash Bright red with multi-pearl
Ban This! Deep purple with multi-pearl
Gimme That! Bright fuchsia pink with pink pearl
So Bad Mid-tone coral orange with pink and gold pearl
Wind me Up Dirty bronze with pink and gold pearl
Suggested Retail Price $18.00 U.S./$21.50 CDN

M·A·C Cosmetics | Dare to Wear |.

Lily Lolo Mineral Makeup USA & Canada

In Fave Beauty Products on August 10, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Model: Shaelyn Horner            Photography: Harvey Boyd

Back To School Beauty

Make the most of your back to school look this season by adding a little extra glow to your makeup.  This autumn look works especially well for those who wear little or no makeup because it adds just enough color and sparkle to the softly blended colors avoiding the unflattering washed out chalky look of a completely matte makeup.  It’s just dark enough to work with autumn tones, but it’s not so vampy that it’s too dark, either.

How to Get the Look:

Start by using Lily Lolo Vanilla Shimmer eyeshadow on the inner corner of the eyes about half way on the top lid and under the eye as a liner about half way across the eye using a small eyeshadow brush or Q-Tip. Next, add Bronze Sparkle eyeshadow from midway on the top of the eyelid towards the end of the eye and underneath the eye stopping midway on the under eye.  To add a shape and definition on the crease of the eye lid using Honey Peach eyeshadow.  Blush with Clementine blush from the apples of the cheeks to the top of the ear on each side. Gloss with Lily Lolo Bubblegum lip gloss. To finish tap a little Vanilla Shimmer and Bronze Sparkle eye shadow into an eyeshadow lid. Next,  use the blush brush lightly to add shimmer all over the eyes, temples, and the cheek area.



Lily Lolo Bubblegum Pink Lip Gloss ( Pinks Shade ) is a sparkly bubblegum pink lip gloss.

Award Winning Lily Lolo Natural Lip Gloss is packed with Vitamin E and Jojoba, natural lip gloss is good enough to eat. It’s free from harsh chemicals and leaves lips feeling moisturised and glossed to perfection.






*Entrants must be Memphis residents between ages 11-19. Prizes awarded by M-Teen Magazine must be picked up  at the M-Teen Magazine’s business office located at 995 S. Yates Rd, Ste. 1, Memphis, TN. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8a-5p. Employees and their families may not enter. By entering this contest M-Teen Magazine has full rights to publish winner’s name. Entrant’s contact info is held strictly confidential and NEVER sold or shared.

Editorial Credits

Model: Shaelyn Horner
Photography: Harvey Boyd
Agency: Harvey and Friends Agency
Makeup Artist: Terry Akins
Makeup: http://lilylolo.us

Lily Lolo Mineral Makeup USA & Canada.

tarte – “smooth operator”

In Fave Beauty Products on July 7, 2010 at 3:05 pm

M-Teen staffer’s have been busy testing tons of the latest summer beauty products and can’t wait to share their faves!


♥ M-Teen Ultimate Fave: This is definitely our go-to product from tarte for a totally fresh, natural, sheer and gorgeous look!
We also love the mineral-based broad-spectrum SPF 20 that protects us for hours!

smooth operator tinted moisturizer

oil-free tinted moisturizer with SPF 20

skinvigorating™ ingredients
apple extract: natural extract from the phytonutrient-rich apple has known anti-inflammatory and soothing properties
camellia extract: tea extract with powerful astringent and toning properties, rich in antioxidants, and helps reduce puffiness or inflammation
chamomile extract: rich in essential oils this natural plant extract is antiallergenic and anti-inflammatory, and has been known to treat and heal dry or damaged skin
ginkgo billoba root extract: powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals, helps prevent premature signs of aging and boosts skin circulation and collagen production
ginseng root extract: anti-inflammatory properties and has been known to promote cell metabolism
lemon extract: exhibits antiseptic and cleansing properties, and has been known to tighten skin’s elasticity
mineral pigments: colors and dyes derived from natural minerals have been know to soothe and soften the skin
orange extract: refreshing citrus oil with known regenerative properties
sodium hyaluronate: known for moisture retention to plump fine lines and wrinkles
SPF: protects skin against harmful UVA/ UVB rays
vitamin A: beneficial antioxidant that helps remove free radicals, promotes collagen production and retain moisture, which plumps fine lines and wrinkles to give the appearance of younger skin
vitamin C: antioxidant that fights free radical damage and prevents oxidative stress and premature signs of aging, while brightening skin
vitamin E: natural preservative that also acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient and protects against free radical damage
skinvigorating™ benefits
formulated without mineral oil & petrolatum
formulated without paraben
formulated without phthalates
cruelty free
formulated without sodium lauryl sulfate
formulated without synthetic dye
formulated without synthetic fragrance
dermatologist tested
green packaging

Buy tarte smooth operator Foundation SPF 20,  Online at Beauty.com.