A Few Seconds of Awesome: Sandra Bullock as a Chola

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Stocking Stuffers: Terax

Want to give the gift of glistening hair? Speaking as a fellow beauty junkie, I know I'd like to receive it, thank you very much! Original Crema Ultra Moisturizing Conditioner is a powerful conditioner than can help repair dry, distressed hair. It alters the pH of your hair, which opens the cuticle to allow moisture into the hairshaft. The results are soft, smooth, and silky hair.

This luxurious conditioner scented with rice flower, shea, bergamot and juniper is the ultimate way to revitalize stressed winter tresses.

Available in a portable 2 oz tube, 6.7 oz tube, or 16.9 pump bottle at Sephora.com or Ulta.com.

Grab yours at

Pink Fridays: Revlon Fuchsia Ionic Styler Dryer

This is one of Ulta's Black Friday Door Busters, and I couldn't help myself. We are talking $9.99 for a full size 1875 watt hair dryer! And it's pink! Hurry and grab yours - I imagine it isn't going to be around for long.

For the Men Fridays: Axe Hair Hot Tweeters Promotion

Know a guy who has hot hair? Then he needs to head on over to http://www.hottweeters.com/axehair/ and submit his photo to win a haircut ($50 gift card) and an array of AXE hair products.

And ladies, they need you to judge the entries! I know all of you have opinions on boys' hair, so get on over there and make a few judgement calls!

And look for an AXE hair product review right here soon!

Today Only: Cover FX on Sale at HauteLook

HauteLook is really bringing the beauty brands to the online sample sale arena! This one is a fantastic company that just doesn't get the attention that they should. They make the best primer that I have ever used (more on this later), so head on over and check it out. Not a member of HauteLook? No problem: Join HauteLook Today!

Celeb Makeup Artist Eve Pearl Makes An Appearance at Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash

Eve Pearl will be making a special guest appearance at the Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash and her team will be providing exclusive makeup demonstrations for guests. The Fashion Bash is a designer shopping event offering 50%-80% off clothing from DVF, Nanette Lepore, Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Taylor, Betsey Johnson, Theory, accessories including Coach purses and sunglasses from Dior, Prada, Chanel, Escada, Chopard, and Gucci.

In addition, complimentary spa services will be available in the Sassy Spa Lounge.

Once again, I am extremely jealous of my NYC beauties, because that's where this fabulousness is taking place. On Wednesday, December 2, 2009, you can go visit the Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash at the Hotel Pennsylvania's Gold Room. The festivities start at 5 PM and go until 10 PM. VIP tickets are $20 and include early entry into the ballroom, complimentary cocktails courtesy of Xrated (it's an open bar!), $40 and under gift guide, complimentary spa services, and a free makeup or lingerie gift. General admission is $5, and is available at the door.

This is a 21 and up event only.

BUT WAIT. You can win a pair of tickets! Visit www.sassycitychicks.com and enter coupon code 'RETRODIVAS10’ at checkout to get a pair of VIP tickets for ½ off ($10)!

If you would like to receive a pair of FREE promo VIP tickets, enter coupon code 'RETRODIVAS' and the first 50 people to enter the code at check-out win!

For more information log onto www.sassycitychicks.com or call (310) 318-1731.

Have fun, good luck, and someone take some pictures for me!

Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths Conditioner Voted One of the Best Products of All Time by Marie Claire

Marie Claire, one of my monthly reads, voted Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths Hair Conditioner one of the Best Products of All Time.

That's pretty high praise, don't you think?

They went on to say that it was considered one of the "industry classics," and “by detangling and preventing breakage, this lightweight hydrator helps hair grow longer and stronger.”

Have you ever tried Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths Hair Conditioner? Would you agree with their assessment, or are they way off base?

Today Only: Fusion Beauty on Sale at HauteLook

Fusion Beauty makes some fantastic lip plumping glosses. They aren't the stinging kind, and actually seem to work, which is unusual. Head on over to HauteLook and check it out! Not a member? No problem: Join HauteLook Today!

Cyber Monday: Aveda

The offer: Choose any four sample size products and receive free shipping with any $25 purchase at Aveda.com.
The code: PICK4
The details: Check out their 2009 holiday gift sets and take advantage of the ease that comes with internet shopping!

Today Only: Urban Decay on Sale at HauteLook!

One of my favorite makeup brands is on sale at HauteLook today! Head on over there and check it out. Not a member of HauteLook? Not a problem:  Join HauteLook Today!

Soothe Crazy Holiday Stress This Season With Bath and Body Works

You don't have to tell me about it - it's not even Thanksgiving yet, and I'm already starting to feel it! Organizing dinners, planning a holiday party, putting up the lights, and don't forget the holiday cards.

See what I mean? Your stress level went up just reading that, didn't it?

So give yourself a little calming treat this season with Bath and Body Works Limited Edition Lemongrass Cardamom Holiday Collection. I have long been a fan of the BBW aromatherapy line - it's quality ingredients at a very accessible and reasonable price. This blend of essential oils includes lemongrass, vetiver, cedarwood, and cardamom. This spicy blend also boasts a top note of citrus to refresh and restore.

It's limited edition, so you know it's not going to be around long. The formulations in the collection are: Luxury Bath ($16.50), Body Cream ($16.50), Body Lotion ($13), Body Wash and Foam Bath ($13), Body Mist ($15), and Pillow Mist ($10).

Find them online at Bath and Body Works, or call (800) 756-5005 for store locations.

And relax!

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Meredith Edwards-Cornwall is the founder of online lifestyle websites RetrodivasBeauty.com and RetrodivasCloset.com. She is also known as @retrodiva on Twitter. She specializes in drinking large amounts of espresso, shopping, and enjoying social media. In all of her free time she writes for StyleBakeryMom.com twice a week, and does various other freelance gigs involving writing, designing, and generally being awesome. While she believes that success is indeed a job in New York, she currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband, two children, and two cats and has hung on to her day job.