Friday, May 31, 2013
Infused with authentic Moroccan argan oil-a lightweight miracle oil that absorbs instantly and is known to give brilliant shine and long lasting conditioning benefits, the shampoo and conditioner system adds shine and conditions leaving your hair so soft and silky you won't believe it after just once use.
After blow drying my hair I've been adding a dime size of the Moroccan Infusion Styling oil to the ends of my hair. This ultra-light formula instantly conditions without weighing hair down, smoothing the cuticle for long lasting, silky shine. And this one smells ah-mazing too!
About every two or three shampoos I've been using Moroccan Infusion Deep Conditioning Shine Mask on my freshly shampooed hair. While still in the shower, applying a generous amount to my wet hair and combing through with my fingers I let it sit while I shave my legs then rinse out and style as usual. (no extra conditioning needed), This deep conditioning shine mask, also infused with authentic Moroccan argan oil, noticeably improves hair texture, intensely moisturizing for touchably soft hair that shines!
Not only will you love how your hair looks and feels, but if you're like me, you'll catch yourself smelling your locks throughout the day! It smells like you just left the salon but at a fraction of the cost!
As always, Suave Professionals can be found at any drugstore near you. The shampoos are under $3.00 and the Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil is under $6! That's crazy for an argan oil!
Your chance to win the out-of-this-world Morccan Infusion Range from Suave Professionals is coming your way in the next few days so stay tuned for your chance to win!
Another new addition to L'Oreal is Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator. In just one step, BB evens, illuminates, perfects, moisturizes and corrects skin for a flawless, primed and perfected look. If you haven't heard of the latest craze, the BB cream, it's an all-in-one product that combines advanced skincare benefits with the immediate flawless look, luminosity and evenness of makeup. With SPF 15, you can even skip your moisturizer! L'Oreal BB Cream Illuminator comes in different tinted shades so you're sure to find one that matches your skin tone. I've been using BB for a few months now and I love it. It eliminates so many steps in my makeup routine and really does make skin look flawless!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Hair how-to for Brooke Burk Charvet created by celebrity hairstylist Jonathan Hanousek. Her pompadour faux hawk with an oblong braided chignon is a gorgeous hair idea for any stories (wedding, updo, DIY, braids, etc.) you may have coming up.
Step by Step Breakdown for Brooke Burke Charvet by Celebrity Stylist Jonathan Hanousek
First I layered Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray and White Sands UnderCover Styling Spray on damp hair.
From the outside corners of the eyes, make 2 clean parts back to the crown and pin the section out of the way. Then, blow dry the rest of the hair with a medium round brush to create a smooth finish.
Take the sides of the hair and gather into a ponytail in the back. Fasten with a small rubber band. Clean up fly always using a fine tooth tail comb and White Sands Infinity Hairspray.
Using a small round brush blow dry the top of the hair concentrating on lifting the roots for volume. Spray a few pumps of Moroccan Oil Glimmer Shine Spray all over to smooth and add shine.
With your fingers and the blow dryer, push the hair up and towards the center to create your pomp. Use a few pumps of the White Sands Infinity Hairspray to hold the shape.
Place crisscross bobby pins down the center of the pomp and roll one side over to conceal, fastening with invisible hairpins. Think loose French twist and look in the mirror and adjust the shape that’s best for your face. It’s best if it is not too symmetrical, it will look more interesting.
Let the rest of the hair cover the first ponytail. Fasten with a couple pins. Then, gather all the remaining hair and create a single braid.
Twist the braid up, tuck in the ends and fasten with bobby and invisible hair pins. Lock everything in with White Sands Stuck Up Mega Hold Hairspray.
I'll start with my favorite, lip gloss! Date Night is very sheer with a hint of the perfect pink. It's so light and sheer that it can be worn over your favorite shade of lipstick form some punch or, as I've been wearing it, just on bare lips for a sweet rosy, shiny tint. Did I mention that this gloss is paraben and gluten free?
Kimara's Neo-Plum matte eyeshadow is my favorite shade of her eyeshadow collection. All of Kimara Anhert's eye shadows are hypo-allergenic, mineral and oil free. I'm also loving Lavender Haze, a subtle metallic silver that looks great in the inner corners of your eye.
Check out Kimara and everything she offers at Kimora.com
Murad's Complete Reform with Glyco Firming Complex is a multi-benefit treatment that transforms skin by increasing firmness 61% after just ONE application and improving skin texture to reveal softer, smoother skin. Glyco Firming Complex restores tone while helping protect elastin to preserve youthful resilience. Glycolic Acid exfoliates for smoother, softer, healthier looking skin. Beta-Carotene, a caratenoid and Retinol precursor, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without irritation. My skin is really sensitive to Glycolic Acid, but the Glyco Firming Complex left my skin irritation free!
Murad's Perfecting Serum promises to hydrate and protect all the while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and creating a long lasting and refined finish. My favorite part of the Perfecting Serum is that is can be used as a primer for flawless makeup application! I've been using the serum underneath my tinted moisturizer and my skin looks perfect! I have a tiny scar near my bottom lip and I've noticed that the Perfecting Serum seems to erase it when applied before makeup! This one is a definite must try!
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Another great frizz-busting, shine-boosting oil treatment I'm loving right now is Couture Color's Pequi Oil Treatment. It instantly absorbs and won't weigh your hair down like some other hair oils tend to. I used Pequi Oil in my hair before shampooing, yep, before and it made my hair silky smooth after washing and conditioning.
Couture Colour's Pequi Oil Treatment can also be used in towel dried hair to calm friziness and fly aways, after blow-drying for silky, shiny hair, or anytime you think your hair needs a shine boost or a little frizz management! Pequi Oil Treatment also serves as a barrier between your locks and your heat styling tools!
Now, some scientific facts:
Derived from the Pequi fruit, known for centuries as the beauty secret of the Amazon Rain Forest, this breakthrough formula contains moisture-restoring antioxidants, Vitamins A and E, proteins and lipids to revive color treated and chemically straightened hair, while keeping color vibrant with a special UV filter.
Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment can be found at Sephora!
Saturday, May 25, 2013
I'm always up for a polish change and trying out new polishes. I wasn't too familiar with Soy Spacasso before trying their newly launched "SPACASSOLICIOUS" Organic Soy Infused Nail Lacquer but now I'm hooked! Not only are the "SPACASSOLICIOUS" lacquers "3-Free", meaning they don't contain the "toxic trio" of chemicals (Toluene, Formaldehyde and Dibutyl Phthalate) but they absolutely do NOT test on animals!
I painted Diamond Lust on my nails Wednesday morning, and here I sit, Saturday morning with zero chips! That's over three days of washing my hair and washing dishes! This magical organic soy formula provides moisturizing and nourishment with Vitamins A and E, helping to eliminate breakage and keeps your nails from drying out. No top coat required...I didn't use one and my manicure is still going strong!
To find out more about Soy Spacasso and all of their Organic beauty products, check out their website spacasso.com
Friday, May 24, 2013
Anything that promises radiant skin, stronger hair & nails and a boost in our body's collagen supply is something I'm absolutely going to try! NeoCell's Super Collagen Powder promises all of these and more! Used as a dietary supplement, NeoCell Super Collagen Powder can be added to juice or water once daily. I've been adding it to my pineapple-banana smoothie's in the morning. It has zero flavor or aftertaste so you won't even know it's in there.
Here are some of the awesome benefits you'll start to see within just three weeks!
Helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin elasticity, and holds moisture in the skin
* Thickens fine hair, adds body and can slow hair loss
* Corrects split, rigid and weak nails
* Strengthen and nourish ligaments, tendons and bones
* Provides specific amino acids (hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine) necessary to replenish our body’s collagen supply
Some of the scientific details:
The benefits of supplementing with Super Collagen™ are twofold: the body is nourished with Collagen 1 & 3 where it is deficient and then Super Collagen™ acts as a messenger to trigger the synthesis of new collagen fibers. Super Collagen™ is derived from pharmaceutical food grade bovine collagen that is extracted from the dermal layer. Super Collagen™ is then enzymatically hydrolyzed, providing a collagen amino acid ration with a low molecular weight for maximum bioavailability. Because Super Collagen genetically parallels the amino acid structure of our own body's collagen, persons taking Super Collagen will experience a 90% absorption rate into the blood stream where cellular changes occur.
Check out all of the great NeoCell supplements and products at www.neocell.com
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Celebrity Hairstylist Ivan Torres of Angelo David Salon tells us how to get the exact look with just a few steps!
1. Apply the Angelo David Premier Volume Spray ($18.50) and blowdry hair smooth using the Angelo David Round Brush $55 (available at www.angelodavid.com ).
2. Next, use a 1.5 inch curling iron to create your set and style the Angelo David Clip-on Extensions. Allow the hair to cool after your set.
3. Gently use your fingers to break up the curls, then tease the back of the crown to create lift. Finish the look with a medium hold hairspray.
I love almost everything Josie Maran comes out with these days. Her new Argan Oil (all natural, 100% organic, chemical-free) products are amazing. Argan oil is an incredibly rich source of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids with healing, conditioning and anti-aging properties that keep your skin nourished and revitalized.
The newest Josie Maran eye shadow palettes, Argan Beautiful Eyes, are richly infused with Argan Oil and a blend of floral and fruit extracts resulting in soft nutrient rich iridescent, matte and satin textures.
I have the "Beautiful Blues" palette and have loved playing around with the different color combinations. Although the palette comes with simple step-by-step instructions on which shade goes where, I've been playing around with the bottom right, peach-gold color and the dark blue, thin strip of shadow that Josie suggest using as an eyeliner. I don't think you can go wrong mixing and matching any of these color combos! They are all like velvet and rich in color pigmentation.
If you're not into the blues, there are also "Nude", "Purple" and "Smoke" palettes available. I may have to get the "Purple" soon!
If you aren't familiar with Josie Maran and her amazing natural products, please go and check her out! www.JosieMaranCosmetics.com
Thursday, May 23, 2013
I'm a huge fan of Drew Barrymore, not only for her hundreds of awesome movies, but now, also for her super affordable, amazing cosmetics line, Flower Beauty. Available at Wal Mart, Drew's new line of cosmetics are custom-formulated with the same ingredients used in luxury make up. Their exclusive botanical-infused Soft-Focus Complex illuminates for a lit-from-within effect.
How is Flower Beauty so affordable? Well, instead of spending top dollar on advertising, Flower Beauty is promoted by Drew herself, saving the company so much money, they can offer their products to us for a bargain! So there is no excuse not to try everything!
My favorites so far are:
Zoom-In Ultimate Mascara that lengthens, curls and thickens with an adjustable brush that lets you control how natural or dramatic your lashes look.
Face the World Tinted Moisturizer, that offers a hint of tint and flawless, lightweight coverage.
Color Play Creme Eye Shadows in Wild Geranium and Rest On Your Laurel, both soft, creme based eye shadows that don't crease and pack a ton of color in just a small amount.
Flower Beauty offers a wide variety of eye shadows, nail polishes, face make up and lip colors (just to name a few!). Check it all out at Wal Mart and by clicking here to get to the Flower Beauty website.
Don't have time for a trip to the spa? Then try Seba Med Spa Shower! Formulated with water lily extract, Seba Med Spa Shower maintains the moisture balance of your skin during showering. The relaxing fragrance and soap-free formula won't strip skin of its natural lipid content. Instead, this dermatologist tested shower gel promotes maintenance of the skin barrier. This helps to prevent moisture loss throughout the day.
I've been using Seba Med Shower Gel for a week and love it. It's very mild and doesn't cause dryness. It's botanically based and revitalizes skin and protects against dehydration leaving your skin ultra soft to the touch all day long. Seba Med Shower Gel is suitable for all skin types and helps to maintain the natural health of your skin, leaving you with a feeling of well-being, like you just left the spa!
Please visit Sebamedusa.com for more information. You can also follow SebaMed on Faceboook and on Twitter!