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Carnival of Beauty Smarts: The Oscar After Party – 2nd Edition

Welcome to the second edition of the carnival of Beauty Smarts! Did you watch the Oscars on Sunday night? Did your faves take home the coveted award? More importantly, what are your picks for best- and worst-dressed celebrities?

After a long night of watching the Oscars, this edition examines the concept of dressing to impress and really taking beauty to the next level. Take note of some of the following techniques in order to hide the fact that you were partying it up all night long! And see our award-worthy picks in each of these beauty categories…

For Excellence in Makeup…
Sometimes makeup can define a whole character in a movie. The Joker, anyone? So it’s absolutely paramount to get just the right person with just the right amount of beauty experience and makeup training to work on such Oscar-nominated films. But in everyday situations, we can all use a few tips on getting what we want and need out of our makeup applications. Below, I present to you some interesting techniques that you may not have thought to try before.

And our nominees are…
Camille Kruse presents Under Eye Circles and Puffiness, posted at Skincarelogic’s Blog, giving us “easy-to-understand information and news in the world of skin care!”

There are lots of things that can cause puffy eyes. It happens at all stages of life, according to Aparna, who presents us with Puff out puffy eyes in Beauty and Personality Grooming.

And for a trick you may not have thought of before, check out A’s My Latest Eye Combo at Makeup Lovers Anonymous.

The Oscar for Hair Goes To…
Hair is oh-so-important, especially at the Oscars. Those celebs are certainly critiqued from head to toe, so hairstyles are oftentimes paramount to the success of a best-dressed actress. There are lots of ways to style hair, but what’s the best way? For some tricks-of-the trade, check out the following hair blogs.

And our nominees are…
At our very own blog, A Minute with SpaBeautySchools, I talk about the importance of my hairdresser. She’s just amazing and a very important person in my life! Read more in Ode to a Hairdresser.

Terry presents a similar sentiment toward building relationships with your hairdresser in Beauty posted at New Hair Styles For Women.

Did you know that using eggs in your hair can help your appearance? Bri’anne Smith does. In Brianne’s Blog, we learn how to Be An Egg Head (Its great for your hair!). This comes from a professional hairdresser!

Blonde can often be a difficult color to go to, depending on your hair type. Karen Marie Shelton writes about how to Banish Blonde Hair Brassiness at

Everyone Can Be a Skin Winner…
One of the most important aspects of beauty, to me, is skin care. Some people need to work at skin care more than others, depending on their skin type. Others may have it a little easier. In any case, the possibilities in this field are endless for both estheticians and for those performing self-remedying treatments at home. Learn how to get flawless skin in some of the following blogs.

And our nominees are…
Got the wintertime skin blues? Rachel Ferrucci presents us with How to Deal with Winter Itch in Touch’d. Here, she explains a variety of methods to nix that nasty dry skin!

What are AHAs and why are they particularly good for your skin? Sheena explores the answers to this topic in The Benefits of Alpha Hydroxy Acids at Spa Girl Beauty Tips.

Moisturizing, cleansing, and using natural remedies to keep your skin as healthy-looking as possible are all important subjects that Julie takes on in her blog, Healthtrition Beauty and Health. Daily Skin Care Tips will help you in your everyday routine.

Do you love strawberries? Then you might really enjoy Julena’s blog on Make Your Own Organic Skin Care — With Strawberry! posted at Organic Makeup and Skin Care.


We think all these blog entries are stellar, but which is your favorite? Go check ’em out now and pick up a few tips along the way. Get your dose of Beauty Smarts to learn what you need to know to stay fresh.

-Amanda Fornecker

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  1. Amazing carnival.This beautiful ocean of good reading will keep me busy for a while. Thanks for organizing it and bringing such a variety / flavors to us


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