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Friday, November 29, 2013

Angelo David Hair Care VOL Volumizing Spray!

                                                  Angelo David Hair Care – VOL

Product Overview: Angelo David’s VOL Volumizing Spray transforms fine, limp hair by adding incredible fullness and volume without creating stiffness. Its flexible-conditioning formula combines silk and wheat proteins with Panthenol and avocado for extra strength and hydration. Evening Primrose enhances shine, while sun protectors keep color vibrant.
Directions for Use: Mist on freshly shampooed, towel-dried hair evenly. Then, lift sections and direct spray from the roots to the mid-shaft and style as desired. Use on wet or second-day dry hair. For extra volume, set with your blow dryer, as you direct hair into your desired style.

About Angelo David Hair Care: Protect your Couture Hair investment with Angelo David Hair Care. These exclusive, state-of-the-art, high-performing products were carefully formulated to Angelo’s specifications to meet the needs of natural hair, as well as Angelo David Couture Hair Extensions and Additions.

Their luxurious, nourishing, results-driven formulas keep your hair healthy, strong, shiny, well-conditioned and tangle free. All are lightweight, so they won’t weigh down any hair type.

VOL Volumizing Spray retails for $18.50, and $1.00 of every purchase will be donated towww.lupus.org.  To buy, please visit the Angelo David Salon or www.angelodavid.com.

For more information on the entire VOL Collection and Angelo David Salon, please visit:www.angelodavid.com

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

You are Cordially Invited... Join Angelo David Salon to Celebrate the Launch of Hair Detox!

Join Angelo David Salon
to Celebrate the Launch of
Hair Detox
an all-natural herbal supplement for healthy hair, skin & nails
and Introducing the New
Voluminizing Collection
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres
Angelo David Salon
48 East 43rd Street, 2nd Floor (@ Madison)
New York City
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Monday, November 11, 2013

More Amazing Things to Love From Mama Mio Face Care!

If you have never tried any of Mama Mio's fabulous products, you have been missing out!  Founded in London by four beauty experts, Mama Mio's skincare expertise gives them the know-how to create an awesome product.  Each product is created to solve their own skincare issues that they, like the rest of the female population, want to overcome!  They use only the best ingredients at the highest potency to ensure that every Mama Mio product really works.  They believe that, "whatever your shape, your age or your stage, if your skin looks fit, toned, nourished, strong, touchable and glowing, you will feel gorgeous and if you feel gorgeous, you will look gorgeous!"

Here are two of my new favorite Mama Mio product that I've been using:

Clean Slate Aloe-rich gently foaming cleanser ($32), rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9 with probiotics is sulphate and soap-free formula will give you a quick, gorgeously fragrant deep cleanse with no tightness for happy, clear and balanced skin!  I love Clean Slate because it's really gentle yet really effective and doesn't leave my face feeling tight or dried out.

Mama Mio Love Your Life Lines ($48) is a fantastic formula that will give you an immediate and a long term result.  This concentrated light-reflecting cream is packed with eleven actives to plump and improve the look of deep facial lines.  A trio of peptides help skin look firmer with a youthful bounce while grape stem cells, algae extract and Vitamin C technology re balance and clarify skin for smoothness and strength. 
Since I'm doing everything I can to put off getting Botox, I'm all about other alternatives to ridding my forehead of the lines that have magically appeared within the last couple of years.  Love Your Life Lines is visibly working for me!  I've been using every night for about ten days and I've really noticed a difference...I guess I won't have to cut bangs after all!

Mama Mio Clean Slate Cleanser and Love Your Life Lines Deep Line Treatment can be found at MamaMio.com along with all of their other must-try products!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Set Your Sights on Radiant Youth with Epionce Renewal Eye Cream

Help reverse the signs of aging skin, fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles around your eyes all the while strengthening and hydrating the natural skin barrier of the delicate areas around your precious peepers! 

Well all have those adorable fine lines around our eye area and not just because we're getting older!  I like to believe that the lines show that we've had some fun squinting in the sun and laughing so hard our eyes are watering.  Having said that, I realize that every woman over twenty five has stared in the mirror making distorted faces watching those little lines around our eyes change size, get deeper and even disappear if we open our eyes wide enough and raise our eyebrows halfway up our forehead. 

Epionce Renewal Eye Cream is perfect for all skin types and is ideal for those of us who want smoother, firmer under-eyes.  Wait, isn't that all of us?  Epionce is a front runner in my eye cream arsenal.  My under-eye area is sensitive so I have to be very careful what I put there.  Epionce is gentle and paraben-free so even sensitive skin, like mine, will love you for using it!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of L’OCCITANE’s 3rd Street Promenade Boutique in Santa Monica!

Celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of L’OCCITANE’s 3rd Street Promenade Boutique. In honor of the special occasion, Crème de la Crème will pay homage to the brand’s birthplace by serving Provençal inspired cocktails (with any $25 purchase) and hour d’oeuvres.

The revamped flagship-style boutique offers a stunning French soap station along with hand cream bars and facial areas where consumers will be invited to indulge in signature L’OCCITANE beauty rituals such as; mini facials, hand massages and fragrance layerings. Customers may also enjoy an exclusive discount of 15% off any purchase of $25 or more.


Don’t miss out on a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:15PM, the kickoff to the Grand Re-Opening celebration.  





     3rd Street Promenade

     (Between Arizona & Wilshire)

     Santa Monica, CA 90401


WHY: Celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of L’OCCITANE’s 3rd Street Promenade Boutique


WHEN: Thursday, November 14th 5:15PM-8:30PM


Thursday, October 31, 2013

New Fall Goodies by Hard Candy Cosmetics!

Don't get mad, get mod!  Hard Candy Cosmetics has nailed it again!  Affordable makeup with all of the fun, fabulous colors you want!  The new baked eye shadows by Hard Candy will pack your peepers with color without breaking your bank!  Four coordinated baked eye shadows in one compact that gives you a smoky hot look. Apply dry for subtle shadowing or with a slightly moistened applicator for a more intense metallic finish. 

Hard Candy Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss will give glamour to your lips! The lip plumper lip gloss features an attractive pink shimmer that will automatically make your lips look fuller. The lip gloss is perfect for those of us who like sheer colors and who like to layer gloss over lipstick. Throw in a tube of your favorite shade into your purse and ensure that you are always ready to look glamorous and beautiful.

Hard Candy Cosmetics can be found (for a low price that will knock your socks off!) at Wal-Mart!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Love L'OCCITANE & Live in NYC? You're Invited!




L’OCCITANE will throw its first Glam Holiday Party with a special meet and greet hosted by YouTube Personality, Jessica Harlow, who will share her holiday beauty and shopping tips!
Guests shopping the L’OCCITANE flagship boutique in New York’s Flatiron District will be treated to custom cocktails (with any $25 purchase) and enjoy complimentary signature L’OCCITANE beauty rituals such as hand massages, mini-facials and fragrance layering.
With any $65 purchase, shoppers may also receive a L’OCCITANE Glam Survival Kit filled with L’OCCITANE favorites like Almond Shower Oil, Shea Butter Hand Cream, NEW! Fleur d’or & Acacia Lip Gloss, Verbena Eau de Toilette and Magic Key (a very clever accessory, made to savor every drop of the beloved Shea Butter Hand Cream). So stop by L’OCCITANE and celebrate this holiday season the Provençal way!


WHO: L’OCCITANE and YouTube Personality Jessica Harlow

WHERE: L’OCCITANE Flatiron Boutique - 170 5th Avenue @ 22nd Street

WHY: Celebrate the season and get a jump-start on holiday shopping at L’OCCITANE’S Glam Party!

WHEN: Thursday, November 7th 5:00PM-8:00PM

Intense, Long Lasting Lip Color by SENSAI

Have you been searching for a long-lasting lip color that won't make your pucker go as dry as the Sahara halfway through the day?  If you're like me, you're always on the hunt for the perfect lip color that will last all day without having to re-apply every hour or so.  Sadly, most of the long wearing lip colors I've tried turn my lips into a cracked mess by the end of the day and I find myself adding a topcoat of lip gloss or even lip balm in hopes of reviving my pout. 

Yesterday I was feeling particularly blah, but since I had made plans to go sweater and boot shopping with a girlfriend I pulled myself together the best I could.  I was in no mood for a hair wash and blow dry so I swept my messy locks up into a ponytail and pulled on my comfy jeans.  I made my way downstairs for much needed coffee and was instantly cheered when I saw my new tube of Sensai Lip Colour sitting on my counter...I had forgotten it had arrived in the previous days mail!  I immediately swiped on the bright, berry shade (#109, Neshoubu) and voila!  My dull "blah" face was instantly transformed into my "I'm going for a minimal makeup look today because my lips are so bright and amazing" face!

Not only did Sensai Intense Lasting Colour instantly brighten up my face, it lasted...and lasted...and lasted!  My lip color lasted from the time I walked out the front door in the morning, through a Black Tea at the Coffee Bean, several stores and even lunch!  Around four o'clock I headed out again and swiped on a very thin layer of Sensai. It lasted through a grueling Costco trip and dinner.  I had to wipe it off with a makeup remover cloth before bed!  Even better?  It
didn't dry my lips out at all...not one bit!  Sensai Intense Lasting Colour by Kanebo is my new go-to lipstick...now I just need all of the other amazing hues!

Sensai can be purchased at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Recreating Kelly Rutherford's Look with Celebrity Hair Stylist Angelo David Pisacreta

Cover Girl Beauty | Recreating Kelly Rutherford’s Look
Celebrity Hairstylist Angelo David Pisacreta
Of New York City’s Angelo David Salon

Ever look at a magazine and wish you could have flawless hair like the celebrity on the cover? Celebrity hairstylist Angelo David Pisacreta of New York City’s Angelo David Salon shares tips on how to replicate the look he created for actress Kelly Rutherford’s August 2013 cover shoot with Social Life Magazine.
Hair by Angelo David:
1) Begin by using the Angelo David Premier Volume Spray($18.50, available at http://www.angelodavid.com/store/hair-care/).
2) To create volume, blowdry the hair with a diffuser. With the Angelo David Round Brush ($55, available at: https://www.angelodavid.com/store/brushes/), take 8 to 10 sections of hair from end to root. Allow hair to cool.  
3) Angelo used extensions to add more body. Attach the pre-styled Angelo David Couture Clip-on Hair Extensions
(for more information please visit: https://www.angelodavid.com/couture-hair/couture-extensions/) onto the back section of the hair.
4) Blend the hair seamlessly using the Angelo David Paddle Brush ($35-$65; available at https://www.angelodavid.com/store/brushes/), while maintaining the soft curls.
5) Finish the look with a light hold spray.
ABOUT ANGELO DAVID PISACRETA: Angelo David is a hair illusionist, creator of Couture Hair™, and Creative Director of Angelo David Salon. He pairs his impeccable designing skills with artistic cutting, coloring and styling abilities to transform the most challenging hair into any look desired.
ABOUT ANGELO DAVID SALON: At Angelo David Salon, anyone can have the hair that he or she always wanted—completely customized for desired volume, length, color and image. As the innovator of Couture Hair™ Extensions & Additions, Angelo David is the only salon that can address any hair challenge with the finest solutions in the world.
For more information about Angelo David Pisacreta or Angelo David Couture Hair visit www.angelodavid.com

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Thymes Classics, A Classic!

Summer is the perfect time to refresh yourself with Thymes Classics bath and body products!  Revitalizing piquant ginger, lime and uplifting tamarind mixed with comforting vanilla, cucumber and ambrette seed make up the deliciousness of Thymes Classics Ginger Milk Bath & Shower Gel.  It also doubles as an energizing bubble bath, warmed by the signature scent of ginger milk.  Thymes Classics Ginger Milk Bath & Shower Gel is enriched with aloe vera and glycerin to nurture and moisturize skin while you relax in the tub or the shower.  The creamy texture will leave you feeling ultra hydrated throughout the day!

Thymes Classics has introduced me to a scent that I'm going to continue to wear even after summer has passed.  Thymes Classics Green Tea Cologne has an unbelievably light and bright hint of Green tea, Moroccan rose, honey and woods in each clean spritz.  You'll love the uni-sex feel to this delicate scent.

Go to Thymes.com to see all of the products Thymes Classics you'll soon be addicted to!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Oh, Mama Mio!

Obsessed might not be the word I'm searching for when describing O-Mega Body Buff by Mama Mio but it's all I can think of after using it!  I AM obsessed!  This stuff is amazing! What exactly is this amazing product, you ask?  It's a micro-ground pumice, sweet almond oil, aloe vera, chamomile and vitamin E all rolled into one super duper body scrub!  Turbo exfoliating has never been faster and easier.  Rub a small amount all over your dry skin before hopping in the shower, rinse off, shower as usual and voila!  Skin softer than you can believe!  You can even use it on your face for a deep exfoliation that won't dry your skin out or cause pimples....ahh-mazing!

Another little gem from  Mama Mio is 'Get Waisted' Body Shaper, the ultimate waist whittling rehab for your abs!  This is the 'holy grail' of slimming potions packed with 9 proven ingredients designed to help stimulate circulation, eliminate puffiness, tighten your tummy, discourage fat deposits and help re contour your waist.  Say what??  YES!
How it works: Get Waisted works by increasing the energy levels within your skin, boosting firmness, tightness and increasing lipolysis. Lipolysis is the natural action that happens when your fat cells release the 'energy' within them - ie fat - to give your body fuel. Get Waisted has 7 ingredients that are designed to increase this natural action on the fat cells within your skin plus 2 skin firmers and tighteners. We want to be totally realistic on this - it is not going to remove large fat deposits, like adipose fat. That takes a combination of Get Waisted, exercise and eating well! But the combination of all these is going to give you a triple whammy result - smoother, firmer, tauter skin around your waist.
This seriously is the best body shaper. It has been tested independently by Weight watchers and many publications like Daily Mail - Weight watchers tester claimed 'I lost an inch in 30 days by simply using Get Waisted' and The Daily Mail gave Get Waisted the award of 5/5 Best Body Shaper against all the competition. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Loving LAVANILA and Pure Vanilla!

LAVANILA Pure Vanilla Fragrance is the perfect vanilla scent!  Not too sweet with just the right amount of Madagascar vanilla and the warm touch of soft patchouli and pure tonka bean makes LAVANILA Pure Vanilla special.  Known as "The Healthy Fragrance", LAVANILA is all natural with anti-oxidants so not only will you smell amazing but it's actually doing you good! 

Another LAVANILA favorite to try?  LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant, also in Pure Vanilla

The Healthy Deodorant uses beta-glucan technology to effectively fight odor while soothing, conditioning, and strengthening the skin. It goes on clean, with no sticky wetness, and delivers long-lasting results!  It's also This dermatologist-recommended, non-irritating, allergy-tested formula does not contain aluminum or mineral oils!
Check out LAVANILA at Sephora, Target, and online!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Simple: The Sensitive Skin Experts

I'm excited to share my favorite brand, Simple with you!  Even if you don't have sensitive skin as I do, Simple will still become your favorite product too!  I'm a big fan of cleansing facial wipes since it makes removing eye makeup a cinch before bed, but Simple has gone one step further and introduced an Exfoliating Facial Wipe that's double sided so you can remove makeup and exfoliate all in one.  The facial wipes are full of Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E with Aloe Vera, leaving your skin soft and healthy.

If you're not into facial wipes, Simple has a few facial washes and scrubs for you to choose from.  I personally like the Moisturizing Facial Wash because it nourishes as it cleanses and it's 100% soap free so won't leave your skin with that tight soap-like feeling.  Although I haven't been much of a toner user since I was in high school, Simple makes a very gentle, soothing toner that I've been using over the last few weeks.  It's packed with "skin loving" ingredients like Chamomile, Witch Hazel and Allantoin and it's 100% alcohol free so won't give you a dry, tight feeling after toning.

The area around my eyes is super sensitive so I'm always very hesitant to try new products there but Simple Eye Care is so gentle it didn't irritate the delicate skin around my eyes one bit!  The Soothing Eye Balm soothes and realizes tired eyes while Simple's Revitalizing Eye Roll-On reduces the appearance of puffiness and wakes up tired eyes by instantly cooling and gently massaging the eye area.  Almost like placing cool cucumber slices over your eyes.

Vital Vitamin Day Cream with SPF 15 and Vital Vitamin Night Cream are now staples in my skincare routine.  The Vital Vitamin Day Cream moisturizes and protects all day with Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E.  Vital Vitamin Night Cream helps restore and replenish the skin's moisture balance all night long without feeling heavy or greasy.

I can't rave enough about Simple and the products the "Sensitive Skin Experts' have come up with!  Simple products are available at all major drugstores and is affordable!  You won't find anything over $15!  For more information about Simple please go here SimpleSkincare.com

Friday, July 26, 2013

Banish Bikini Bumps With Avene Dermo-K

Formulated to address tendencies of ingrown hairs, Avene Dermo-K comes to the rescue!  The multi-action formula offers smoother morning shaving, ingrown hair reduction and prevention, skin softening and infection fighting in one convenient, clinically-proven product.

With ingredients like Avene Thermal Spring Water, a naturally soothing, anti-irritant that helps to calm and soften skin, Alpha-bisabolol, that works along with the Thermal Spring Water to soothe skin and reduce irritation, Glycolic acid and urea, that soften the skin and help to free ingrown hairs as they are released from the dermis and Copper and Zinc working synergistically to prevent infection your skin with thank you with bump free shaving areas!

Avene Dermo-K is applied at night to clean, dry skin and  makes shaving the next day easier not to mention the number of ingrown hairs and pesky razor bumps that  will be dramatically reduced with each use!

Friday, July 19, 2013

New From Supergoop! CC Cream You'll LOVE!

You're going to love this silky-smooth CC Cream by Supergoop.  It combines the functionality of a primer/foundation with the anti-aging benefits of skin serums to protect, correct AND smooth uneven skin.  Light diffusing mica minerals instantly softens the look of lines, wrinkles and pores leaving behind a fresh and flawless face.

  • 100% Natural Active ingredients and Antioxidants provide triple protection from UVA, UVB and IRA (infared rays)

  • CC Creams deliver a lighter texture and are far easier to blend than earlier BB Creams, so the shade is much more self adjusting.

  • Formulated with a proprietary blend of antioxidants referred to as the restorative omegas (Omegas 3 and 6) that together deliver spectacular results to the skin, including natural exfoliation and a significant reduction in skin inflammation, so that the skin can heal and appear more youthful!

Supergoop is vailable at Nordstrom and Ulta stores nationwide!  Check out Supergoop.com for more info!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Secret to Amazing Hair in Half the Time!

I generally dread the blow-drying portion of my daily routine.  Especially during the summer when I'm already sweating after a hot shower even though my air conditioning is blasting!  During the hot months I try to limit my hair washing and blow-drying to every other day, but we all know second day hair just doesn't look that great.  Well, I'm happy to introduce you to My Amazing Blow Dry Secret, a shampoo, conditioner and spay that will cut your hair blow-drying and styling time in half!

What's so amazing?  My Amazing Blow Dry Secret gives you simply amazing hair in up to 50% less time than it usually takes you to blow-dry your hair.  These products work by speeding up the evaporation of water, as they hydrate and protect your hair during blow-drying and styling.

My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Shampoo and Conditioner gives you a luxurious cleansing and conditioning experience that helps dry your hair even faster.  The shampoo and conditioner feature an exclusive coconut oil-based water-wicking system.  Known as the Virgin Coconut Oil hydrosol Accelerating Dispersion Matrix, it disperses the water throughout the hair so it can evaporate faster!

The Quick Dry Shake' N Spray is a multi-use styler for ALL hair types.  It features an exclusive two part formula with quick dry agents in the top clear half, and conditioners, moisturizers, thermal protectors and frizz fighters in the bottom pink half.  Just shake them together to blend the ingredients and spray into damp hair.  The quick dry agents evaporate rapidly, taking the water with them so you can dry your hair in half the time!

My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Shampoo, Conditioner and Quick Dry Shake' N Spray are available from top hair stylists and online at myamazingblowdrysecret.com

Follow them on Twitter@MyAmazingHair and on Facebook.!

Monday, July 15, 2013

One Week Only: emerginC Summer Beach Special

Starting today through July 22nd, emerginC will gift their Vitamin C, Hemp, Avocado & Argan Body Lotion (normally $45) to customers who purchase one of their sunscreens.


About emerginC’s spf 30+ sunscreen:

emerginC’s spf 30+ contains all natural ingredients to protect and nourish skin, including vitamin C, which improves tone and texture by removing dead skin cells, ultimately diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that often result from sun exposure.  spf 30+ also uses the antioxidant power of vitamin E and green tea, as well as the soothing and hydrating effects of aloe vera, which also stimulates cell growth.  Other active ingredients in spf 30+ include sea buckthorn extract, licorice root, maritime pine bark extract, and panthenol. Also available in tinted spf 30+ for those wanting an even cover-up. Price:  spf 30+ $37 / tinted spf 30+ $39


This week only: receive a vitamin C, hemp, avocado + argan body lotion FREE with purchase of an emerginC SPF 30+ sunscreen. The offer is only valid at www.emerginC.com and the special is for this week only.


Spend Your Summer with Hampton Sun!

 Although I don't spend weekends in the Hampton's during the summer months, I'm a fan of Hampton Sun's sunscreen!  The Continuous Mist Sunscreen is my favorite since it sprays on with such a fine mist you don't even realize you're protecting your skin from sun damage.  Continuous Mist is oil free, waterproof and contains Aloe Vera so it has some staying power which is important to me since I feel like I've been over heating since June!

Privet Bloom by Hampton Sun is another summer staple! This delicate scent "captures the purity and elegance of summer in the Hampton's"  With it's fresh and unique blend of lily of the valley, white hyacinth, sea spray, dune grass, blue plum and the captivating privet blossom you won't believe how amazing and perfectly fresh Privet Bloom smells!

If you're looking for a little bit of a bronze pick me up, Hampton Sun's Serious Shimmer Cooling Spray is for you!  Containing Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Vitamins A-E, this body mist will cool and hydrate your skin while you bask in the sun!  It doesn't offer any SPF so I would load up on Continuous Mist Sunscreen SPF 35 first!

Check out everything Hampton Sun has to offer by clicking here!


Friday, July 12, 2013

Cindy Crawford Gives Your Skin Meaningful Beauty!

 Ever notice that supermodel Cindy Crawford doesn't seem to be aging?  In fact, she may even look younger and hotter today than she did 15 years ago!  Obviously I want to know how this is possible as I'm sure every other woman on earth does!  Well, here we go, now we can experience her fountain of youth secrets via her skin care line, Meaningful Beauty!

First, I'll start off with Meaningful Beauty's new Creme de Serum: the newest, most scientifically-advanced treatment from  Meaningful BeautyCombating the signs of aging with the power of a serum and the rich, moisturizing effects of a crème, these two power house ingredients work together to fight signs of aging with three powerful anti-aging ingredients: Super-antioxidant melon complex, anti-aging peptides and hyaluronic acid.    This amazing Crème de Serum will help protect your skin, increase hydration and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles! 

My second favorite Meaningful Beauty product is the Advanced Formula Lifting Eye Crème.  It's enhanced with optical diffusers designed to address the telltale signs of aging around the eyes (the source of most of my fine lines!) Lifting Eye Crème packs intense under eye moisturization all the while fighting off the effects of environmental stresses.  I've been using the Lifting Eye Crème for about ten days and have noticed a major change in my under-eye area.  I have less visible fine lines and on those few mornings after too many glasses of Pinot Grigio (hey, it was a holiday weekend!) the Lifting Eye Crème seemed to calm down any puffiness I had going on.  Love!

Lastly, I have to mention Meaningful Beauty's Glowing Serum.  We all have a day here and there where we'd rather stay in  sweats or yoga pants and watch the Real Housewives all day on the couch than face the world and somehow our skin matches our mood on those days, well, in walks the Glowing Serum to save the day! Known as the "model's secret", this ultimate skin radiance booster not only helps fight free radicals but also helps to protect the skin from further damage.  On my "blah" days I apply the Glowing Serum on my skin after cleansing and I mixed it with a couple of drops of my usual daily SPF moisturizer and my skin looked instantly more peppy than I felt! A few key ingredients are Pumpkin Extract, Vitamin C, Soy Protein and a Firming Complex that all work together to make your skin look gorgeous!

All of Cindy's Meaningful Beauty products, including my favorites talked about here, can be found at MeaningfulBeauty.com

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Suave Naturals Introduces NEW Rainforest Fresh Shampoo, Conditioner & Bodywash!

As if you needed another reason to love Suave, the newest fresh scent, Rainforest Fresh gives you the subtle scent of fresh, clean, just-rained-outside air!  Infused with Aloe Vera and Bamboo, Suave Rainforest Fresh Shampoo and Conditioner provides not only a refreshing, long lasting scent, but it's proven to moisturize your hair up to two times more than other brands!  Both the shampoo and conditioner are hypoallergenic and cleanse gently to bring out your hair's natural beauty.

Suave Naturals new Rainforest Fresh Body Wash is also enriched with bamboo and aloe extracts along with skin conditioning vitamin E to shower you in a bright, clean scent that leaves your skin super fresh, hydrated and wonderfully fragrant! 

All Suave Naturals products can be found a drugstores everywhere for insanely low prices! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Minimize Pores and Look Gorgeous with ZO Skin Health!

Beat clogged pores, acne-prone skin, blackheads, and an oily complexion with ZO Skin Health TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment System by Zein Obagi, MD!

Used both in the morning and at night before bed, the Acne Pore Treatment System will leave your skin looking glorious and flawless.  Containing Salicylic Acid, an acne fighting ingredient recommended by dermatologists to penetrate pores, slough dead skin cells and remove excess  dirt that can cause breakouts and blackheads, Glycolic Acid that helps dissolve the keratin bonds that hold dead skin cells in place and Botanical Extracts that contain soothing agents, ZO Skin Health TE-Pads will leave you with visibly noticeable results that will have you hooked!

I've been using the product for about a month and I have definitely  noticed a huge change in the pores on my nose.  I'm going to recommend this to all of my friends and anyone who wants to look naturally gorgeous with flawless skin!

For more information on the Acne Pore Treatment System, visit zoskinhealth.com

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

More Suave Products You NEED This Summer!

I tried Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Hairspray and fell in love. I’ve been using Suave religiously for the past year and remain impressed! My hair stays touchable and soft with just the right amount of hold my hair requires. With my hair pulled back, I can spritz on the Touchable Finish Hairspray and not worry about looking like the Bride of Frankenstein if I take my hair down. (You know the look I’m talking about!)
Suave Professionals products are so lightweight. I haven’t had crunchy hair since 1993 and that’s the way I’d like to keep it!

Suave Skin Solutions Body Lotions introduce a new, richer formula that makes it easy to have beautifully moisturized skin all day long without the high-end price tag!

The three Suave Body Lotions that I have in different locations all over my house are:

Suave Smoothing with Cocoa Butter and Shea - Instantly relieves dryness to soften rough, dry skin.
Suave Soothing with Aloe - Soothes uncomfortably dry skin and rescues your skin from everyday stresses.
Suave Advanced Therapy - Contains rich hydrators that moisturizes your skin's surface to make your skin smooth.

They all smell amazing and I genuinely see a difference in the softness of my skin! Suave products are available and most are under $10!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Santalia Clinical Acne Daily Cleanser

Get clear, balanced skin in just minutes a day, at any age with Santalia Daily Cleanser.  A naturally sourced, clinically proven acne solution for healthy skin from an ancient source. 
Founded on the principle of providing acne-prone skin with a natural solution, Santalia products, based on the Sandalwood tree are proven to quickly reduce and clear blemished skin without over drying.  Sandalwood extracts have tremendous antibacterial and anti-flammatory properties, both vital to the treatment of acne. 
Santalia Daily Cleanser is an instant deep cleansing foam that washes away dirt, oil and bacteria while gently exfoliating without over drying your skin.  Santalia Daily Cleanser has a clean, natural grapefruit and tangerine scent that you will love.  The Daily Cleanser can be used twice a day and can also be used on your neck and chest area as needed.
Check out SANTALIASHOP.com to see all of the amazing Santalia products that will have your skin looking its best in no time!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Introducing Disney's H20 Plus Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Amenities Collection!

It doesn't matter who you are, where you're from or how old you are, everyone is a Disneyland lover at heart!  Whether it brings back happy childhood memories or even more recent ones, you see those Mickey ears and you know exactly what they represent and you probably secretly wonder what ever happened to your pair!

Now Disney is bringing us something new and different.  The new H20 Plus and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Amenities Collection!  The Disney-adorned products are available in classic H20 Plus scents, like Sea Salt (my favorite) and Blushing Orange, tackle your summer travel needs from head to toe.  The collection contains shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, solar relief gel and more!

Follow @H20_Plus on Twitter, @H20plusa on Instagram and become a fan of H20 Plus on Facebook!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Beautiful Skin by Envy and Champney's

Beautiful skin is important to me, even more so now that I am in my thirties.  I only wish I had taken better care of my skin in my twenties!  Although I am thirty something, I do still tend to get breakouts from time to time.  One of my new favorite products that helps prevent and bust breakouts is the Skin Clarifying Acne Treatment Pads from Envy Specialized Skincare.  The pads are alcohol free, so they won't dry your face out and contain 2% salicylic acid and the potent antioxidant and astringent power of witch hazel combined for maximum effectiveness against acne and acne causing bacteria.  The Skin Clarifying Acne Pads contain aloe vera and menthol that calms and soothes even the most sensitive skin (like mine).  I saw a noticeable difference in my breakout areas after just a few uses of the exfoliating pads.

Another new-to-me product is the Spa Indulgence Mediterranean Bliss Body Glow from Champney's.  I knew of Champney's only because I'd seen an interview with Kelly Osbourne where she mentioned as a little girl she would steal her mother's Champney's products after she'd returned home from the Champney's Spa.  Since Champney's is now available at Target I was eager to try something from the Spa Indulgence line.  This body scrub is awesome!  It's an exfoliating blend with sugar, olive oil, olive stone granules, coconut oil and shea butter that leave your skin feeling moisturized and dewy!

Monday, July 1, 2013

The P&G Beauty Time Capsule is Closed! See What's Inside!

The P&G Beauty time capsule is officially sealed and locked away in the P&G vault. Readers, fans and friends have been tremendously helpful in identifying exactly what the men and women of 2038 should see when they open the capsule in 25 years. We would love your help in sharing the results of everyone’s participation and feedback.
What’s inside? Along with the trending pop culture and fashion items such as an iPad and wedge sneakers, fans voted to see Green Apple Shampoo, Conditioner and 2-in-1 and Classic Care Shampoo and Conditioner from Head & Shoulders and Pantene. To see the rest, click here and see below!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Glytone Acne Treatment Kit

If your skin is anything like mine, sometimes you need a good acne treatment kit!  Glytone is one of the best! The new Glytone Anti-Irritating Formula Acne Kit is designed to deliver optimal efficacy without irritation. The Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid is proven to be the optimal combination to efficiently fight acne. 

Glytone Acne is a non-irritating, (perfect for my sensitive skin) non-comedogenic line that features advanced formulas suitable for acne-prone skin.  During your breakout, using the Acne Self-Foaming Cleanser in the mornings and before bed, the Acne Lotion after cleansing (up to three times a day, if needed) and the Acne 3P Gel on the affected areas will miraculously clear up those awful breakouts quickly! 

Glytone Antioxidant Renew Anti-Aging Night Cream contains a unique blend of peptides, antioxidants and free glycolic acid to help reduce the visible signs of premature aging.  Renew works overnight to help refresh and renew your skin's appearance for a smoother, younger-looking complexion!  It's appropriate for all skin types so, if like me, you have super sensitive skin, you can use Glytone Antioxidant Renew!
Not familiar with Glytone?  Check out their website by clicking here to learn about their dozens of amazing skin care and acne curing products.  I've loved every Glytone product I've tried and I know you will be as happy with the results as I have been!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Miracle Foundation That Just Got MORE Miraculous!

Looking for a do-it-all foundation that won't melt off during the summer heat?  Like me, I'm sure you are!  I'm excited to report that I have found it - Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation from Hourglass absorbs oil and camouflages imperfections, while its super smooth, velvet matte finish eliminates the need for powder (which can get heavy on your skin when the temperature heats up!) and touch ups throughout the day! 

During the warmer months I do everything I can to avoid a heavy foundation and try sticking mainly to lightly tinted moisturizers.  Unfortunately those don't always do the trick, leaving blemishes and skin imperfections a little more obvious than I'd like.  Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation is unlike anything you've (or I've) ever tried.  It really is humidity-proof and dries instantly to a long-wearing matte finish.  Even after spending the afternoon in the blazing heat, my skin still looked amazing and not at all oily or shiny.

After surveying hundreds of clients and reviewing Immaculate testimonials, Hourglass commissioned an independent study to document the foundation's astonishing short and long term skin benefits.  Based on a four week study here's a few of the awesome things they found:

  • 100% reported an improvement in overall skin appearance & skin smoothness
  • 100% reported that the product worked without drying skin out
  • 83% reported a decrease in oil production and the need for touch ups (yay!)
  • 80% reported a visible improvement in acne scars
  • 70%  reported visible improvement in acne scars
  • 63% reported a reduction in the severity of breakouts

I'm so glad I found Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation!  I can't wait for you all to try it and let me know what you think!

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation can be found in over a dozen different shades at Sephora, Barney's New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Space NK and online!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Rene Furterer Hair Masks Leave You With Hydrated, Bouncy Locks

When once healthy hair becomes dull, brittle, lifeless and difficult to style, it's a sure sign that your strands and scalp have become stripped of natural lipids, Mother Nature's moisturizers.  Along with the daily wear and tear that causes nutrient depletion and moisture loss, lipid deficiency can result from environmental and emotional stress, even illness-which means conditioning treatments need to be super intense to get damaged hair back to it's shiny, soft, bouncy self!

Used after shampooing on damp hair, leave Rene Furterer Karite' intense nourishing mask on your hair for about 5 minutes, weekly, or even several times a week depending on how badly your hair needs this special treat!  You will be amazed at how soft your locks will feel!  And it smells amazing!  Karite' is 100% Silicon, Paraben, Sulfate and Sodium Chloride-free so it won't fade your salon color!

Rene Furterer Carthame gentle hydro-nutritive mask is another awesome, super hydrating hair mask designed to hydrate strands with the essential nutrients they lack for moisture and protection.  Rich in Carthame, Hazelnut oil, Vitamin B5 and a patented moisturizing complex, this mask instantly  hydrates and protects deep within the hair shaft.  Perfect for use on normal to dry hair, this lightweight texture will leave your hair bouncy and radiant.  After shampooing, apply in sections on damp hair and leave in for 2-5 minutes before rinsing. 

Rene Furterer products can be found a fine salons nationwide and at Beauty.com and ReneFurtererusa.com

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Turo Skin: For the Active Lifestyles of Today's Man

If your main squeeze is anything my husband, skin care doesn't even register in his brain!  My  husband has been making fun of all of my "lotions and potions" as he calls my skincare products, for years.  He is always complaining about dry skin but won't listen when I tell him he is more than welcome to use my daily moisturizer and night creams and I know it's because he wouldn't be caught dead using anything "girly"!  Thankfully I've found Turo Skin designed just for a man's skin.

I set my husband up with Turo Skin Daily Moisturizing Lotion + Sunscreen, Turo Skin Regenerating Night Cream with Encapsulated Retinol and Turo Skin Protective Lip Balm Treatment with SPF 15.  He's been using all three for the past seven days and I haven't heard him complain about dry skin since!  Luckily the packaging is blue and silver and very manly otherwise my super rugged man would probably have just thrown everything in the trash. 

Since he works outside no less than 12 hours a day, I'm glad he's now protecting his skin with Turo.  The Moisturizing Lotion provides moisture and hydration while protecting against environmental damage.  It also helps sooth irritation caused by razor burn.  Turo Regenerating Night Cream boosts skin elasticity and helps promote cellular turnover with reparative antioxidants, something he doesn't care about but should! 

Instead of his usual Chap stick, my husband has been using Turo Protective Lip Balm around the house and before bed.  I knew I was grasping at straws when I told him to keep in his truck but at least he's using it at home!  It's invisible and matte so there is no glossy shine, a bonus for men!  It helps protect against the outside elements such as the sun and wind.

I'm glad I've found a man-friendly product that my husband will actually use!  For more information on how to get the guy in your life on the skin-care wagon check out Turo Skin's website by clicking here!