Saturday, January 16, 2010

Life Love Beauty Writer's Guidelines

Writer’s Guidelines for Life Love Beauty (

At this time Life Love Beauty is accepting the following kinds of article submissions: Guest columns or articles by experts, product reviews by assignment only, and freelance articles from writers looking to get their names out in the writing world. Currently all articles submitted to Life Love Beauty are unpaid; however, product reviewers are encouraged to keep the products they receive to review.

To submit article queries and submissions, please contact

Freelance Article Submissions:
Freelance writers and hopefuls are encouraged to submit article queries or freelance articles on spec. Please review our key categories to help you come up with ideas for any prospective articles you might like to submit. Please note that no payment is available at this time, but we will gladly include an “About the Author” blurb with a link to your blog or Web site. We will give priority to our published writers when payment becomes available.

Freelancers who break in with a good topic and a well-written story may be asked to do future product reviews if interested.

Guest Columns / Articles from Guest Experts:
From time to time, Life Love Beauty accepts articles from guest writers and columnists as long as the following conditions are met:

- Please ensure that the articles you pitch or submit fit nicely into one of our categories – Makeup, Nails, Hair, Skincare, Fashion, Weddings, Relationships, Family and Parenting, Health / Exercise, Social Life, Travel, or Life in General.
- Please include a brief bio of three to five sentences about the expert / author.
- Please mention if photos are available.

Guest columns do not currently receive payment, but they are a great way to get some free PR for your Web site or business. We will include an “About the Expert” bio blurb and a link to the expert’s Web site for each guest column accepted for publication.

Product Review Writers:
Life Love Beauty currently has a few product review columnist positions open. Writers will receive an assignment to review a particular product either as a standalone review or as part of a larger gift guide. Writers will receive free products to review and keep. At this time, no payment is available.

Product review guidelines:
- Strive for a word count of 350 words or greater. Try not to exceed 1000 words for single product reviews.
- Include the cost, key ingredients or product features, and where to buy the item in all product reviews.
- Whenever possible, please use the product several times before writing to test for consistency, reliability, durability, and so forth.
- Please complete and submit the review within two weeks of receiving the product unless your assignment requires more time for completion. If you have personal reasons for needing more time, that will be fine in most cases but please let us know ahead of time.
- Please submit a photo of the product to be published with your review. If you can take your own photos, great. If not, press photos are acceptable.

FTC-Friendly Guidelines for Product Reviews:
- Disclose that you received the product for the purpose of review.
- Do not inflate your impression of the product as a result of receiving a review sample instead of buying it.
- Do not make claims on the results or effects of the product simply because product packaging or documentation suggests that certain results may be typical. Use your own experience testing the product as the basis for what you write.
- Be as objective as possible, listing both pros and cons whenever possible. If you do have cons but are uncomfortable saying something that could be seen as negative, find a creative way to spin it while being honest.

Skilled writers who stick to the guidelines will likely be asked to become regular product reviewers.

Please contact us with any questions you or article queries you may have.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Life Love Beauty - 'Random Acts of Clarisonic' Giveaway

In our latest giveaway, Life Love Beauty has teamed up with Clarisonic Skincare Systems to bring you the 'Random Acts of Clarisonic' Giveaway! Clarisonic features sonic technology that gently and effectively removes dirt and oils from your skin and pores, leaving you with a cleaner and more radiant complexion.

Clarisonic offers many benefits, such as smoother and softer skin, reduced oily areas, less visible pores, 6x better makeup removal than manual cleansing, and better product absorption, to name a few. This December, you have a chance to win a Clarisonic device for yourself and one for a very deserving friend or loved one.

Read on for more instructions on how to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a Clarisonic device for a deserving person you know and in the spirt of giving, a Clarisonic device for yourself!

Prize: One lucky winner will earn a free Clarisonic device of
their choice -- actually two prizes - one Clarisonic device for a deserving person that you nominate and one Clarisonic device for yourself! Clarisonic products retail for $149 and up. For more information, please see:

Eligibility: Open to residents of the United States (including Hawaii) age 18 and up or age 13 through 17 with written parental permission. One entry per person. All state and local laws apply. Void where prohibited.

Time Frame: Contest begins Sunday, December 13, 2009 and ends Monday, December 28, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Rules: Please read these instructions carefully and follow accordingly. Please note: You MUST follow the rules in entirety to be eligible for a chance to win this contest.

1. REQUIRED: Leave a comment on the Life Love Beauty blog with the two pieces of information:

1. - Who in your life are you nominating to receive a free Clarisonic device AND why do they deserve a free Clarisonic Skincare System?
2. *** Please ensure we have your email address so we can contact you if you win. If you don't have a Google blogger account that would allow us to easily reach you, please provide your email address with your comment.

We will email you to collect your shipping info if you are selected as the winner.

2. Our panel of judges will select the winner based on the best comment / most deserving person nominated.

Note: When you enter, you will automatically be subscribed to the Life Love Beauty Monthly Newsletter. (If you are already a subscriber, you won’t need to subscribe again.) You can opt out at any time. We will never give away or sell your email address.

How to win:
• One entry per person.
• No purchase necessary. You have not yet won.
• Winner will be contacted via e-mail, and the winner will be added to the list of winners posted on following verification.

Good luck!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Life Love Beauty is giving away Zeno Mini!

Visit Life Love Beauty for your chance to win one of three Zeno Mini Acne Clearing Devices! Zeno Mini features NASA-based technology and has been clinically proven to effectively zap zits within 24 - 48 hours of using Zeno.

The contest runs through 9/7/09 and you can enter once a week until then. Good luck!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Discuss: Choosing the Right Sunglasses for Your Face

Recently on Life Love Beauty, we published an article about how to find the best sunglasses to suit your face shape. Here is the place to discuss your own trials and tribulations in finding the best sunglasses for your face.

- Do you find it easy or challenging to choose sunglasses for yourself?
- What is the most important thing you're looking for when picking out sunglasses?
- Do you go for designer shades or knock-offs?
- What else is on your mind about sunglasses?

Strike up a Conversation at the LLB Blog

We've been working hard over at Life Love Beauty to bring you new and exciting articles, controversial topics, and helpful advice on everything from celebrity hairstyles to wedding planning tips and more. Now we've decided to inspire some discussion on some of our topics, so please feel free to jump in and leave a comment at any time!

Stay tuned for the latest contest at Life Love Beauty, where you can win one of three Zeno Minis - and if we get a great enough response to the contest, we might extend it. You can also check out the Life Love Beauty newsletter, which is back in action and available for viewing or subscription.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hairstyles for mature women - Tips for Wedding Hairstyles for Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom

Did you know you can read about different mature hairstyles at We are now featuring an article entitled: Wedding Hairstyles for Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom. In this piece, you will learn the do's and don'ts of wedding hairstyles when you are one of the honored mothers in the wedding.

If you are a mother of the bride or mother of the groom, congratulations! We hope you find the perfect hairstyle to suit the wonderful occasion.

If you need a little help in finding a good wedding hairstyle for your son's or daughter's wedding, you can read our full article about choosing a great wedding hairstyle for the mother of the bride or mother of the groom at Life Love Beauty.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Celebrity Hairstyles You Can Do Yourself

Some of the most beautiful and popular styles and haircuts around arrive as a result of beauty trends on the runway and celebrity hairstyles that we see in movies, on television, and of course, at the various awards ceremonies.

If you want to try a new look, why not opt for a hot new hairstyle just like the celebrities? For a few ideas, check out this article on Life Love Beauty - How to Create Celebrity Hairstyles like Katie Holmes, Kate Beckinsale, and Olivia Palermo.

DIY - 2009 Oscars celebrity hairstyles!

Some of the most beautiful celebrity hairstyles at the 2009 Oscars included those of Kate Winslet, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vanessa Hudgens, and Nicole Kidman. These celebrity hairstyles look amazing, but did you know you can recreate them with your own hair?

Bridal Skin-training Regimen to Get Great Skin for Your Wedding Day

Dermatologist Dr. Vic Narurkar recommends that brides commit to a skincare regimen at least five to six months before their wedding to “strength-train” their skin. Dr. Narurkar shares the following regimen for healthy, beautiful skin for your wedding day:

Bridal Skin-training Regimen

6 months:
Consult a dermatologist to deal with any chronic skin problems (e.g., acne, dark spots, broken capillaries). Remember skin problems do not go away overnight! For a brides who undergoes in-office skin resurfacing treatments (chemical peels, microdermabrasion, IPL and fractionated laser treatments), the physician-dispensed Clinique Medical Optimizing Regimen kit is an at-home extension of the in-office procedure and is specifically formulated to manage recovery and support the skin between treatments.

1 month:
Plan and practice your make-up

1-2 weeks:
Have a relaxing facial treatment with hydrating and firming masques

1 day before:
Wax for smooth hair free skin

Day of:
Don’t stress over what you cannot control

- The above tips are courtesy of Dermatologist Dr. Vic Narurkar

For additional tips on getting a healthy, beautiful and glowing complexion for your wedding day, see our article on Life Love Beauty: How to Get a Clean, Clear Complexion – In Time for Your Wedding, Prom, or Other Special Event.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Welcome to the brand new Life Love Beauty Blog!

Hello and welcome to Life Love Beauty's blog. We'll keep things exciting with short news bites and the latest scoop on exciting trends in Hollywood and in pop culture.

You can also learn about the latest contests and happenings over at Life Love Beauty, where you can read about life tips, love tips, and beauty tips of all kinds.

Please feel free to add comments to our posts and let us know what you think about any of the topics and discussions we start.