Archives for August 2014

August 26, 2014

Tony Ties Make the Perfect Pony Tails



Don’t you hate those ugly red marks you get from wearing a hair elastic around your wrist? Well you won’t have to worry about that with Tony Ties by Mia Beauty! They are fashionable and practical. They can be used as a ponytailer or a bracelet. Instead of wearing a black plain hair elastic around your wrist Tony Ties come in all different colors and patterns. Because they are thicker than regular ponytailers, they hold your hair in all day long, and they look great on your wrist…. Without leaving any red marks!! I went to the beach last week wearing them on my wrist because they matched my bathing suit, but as soon as I went in the ocean, I used the Tony Ties to put my hair in a bun. Another great quality of these ties is that they do not leave a crease in your hair after you take your hair down. These ties would be a great gift for girls of any age, from children, teens, and adults! You can find a variety of options including neon and glitter ties at



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August 26, 2014

Skincare To-Do’s Before Saying “I Do”

Planning for your wedding day can be so much fun and yet so stressful.  Sometimes, your skin can show for it and getting a clear, glowing perfection is not only on your to do list but also on your must list.  The earlier you begin addressing your skin concerns, the more prepared you will be if mother nature decides to throw a wrench in your clear complexion plan.  Healthy, glowing skin is achievable but it takes time and with the help of a trusted a dermatologist, esthetician and your own commitment to staying true to a skincare plan you can feel beautiful in your own skin by your wedding day.  We have put together this 12 month timeline for you to follow so that you can start now and we hope will forever commit to healthy skin habits.  So before you say I do to that love of yours, read our skincare guide before you walk down the aisle. Read about a 12 month wedding treatment timeline here.


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August 25, 2014

This is the sale you’ve been waiting for… LORAC Cosmetics: HauteLook Sale !!

Red carpet authority, LORAC Cosmetics, is partnering with HauteLook to offer beauty gurus nationwide a chance to purchase the brand’s best-selling products at a heavy discount.

Customers can shop the luxury sale site for up to 75% off cult favorite items such as:
• LORAC selfTANtalizer Face & Body Self-Tanner
• LORAC Mint Edition Eye/Cheek Palette
• LORAC Back to Bronze Collection ….and more!

Click here to view all offerings:

The three-day sale begins today and will end Thursday, August 28th at 8:00am PST – so don’t miss out!

Follow LORAC Social Channels:
Instagram: @loraccosmetics
Twitter: @LORAC_Cosmetics

(Quoted and Paraphrased information in this PR-Article was obtained by a provided PR-Fact Sheet.)

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August 25, 2014

Soap & Glory is Simply Irresistable


Is your skin feeling dry? Itchy? Flaky? Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub couldn’t have come at a better time. My skin really needed a gentle exfoliation as my skin was showing signs of extreme dryness from the summer sun. I just recently finished my jar of Soap & Glory Flake Away and was excited to find out about their newest addition, Soap & Glory Smoothie Star – Breakfast Scrub. Once you open the jar you will take in the amazing aroma of maple syrup, yummy! Remember, it’s not for eating, it’s for your skin to enjoy!

This  award-winning body polish formulated with skin-smoothing oats, shea butter, and sugar body scrub is irresistible. Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub also contains  bends of cupuacu bio scrubs, bananas, almond, and honey extracts. Your skin will experience a gentle polishing and the results are amazing, soft, smooth and fully moisturized skin. Don’t forget to massage Smoothie Star on your elbows and triceps, my elbows have never been softer, REALLY!

I love the fact that Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.

Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub along with other amazing Soap & Glory Skincare is available at

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August 24, 2014

Skin Care Expert and Jan Marini Skin Research Founder, Jan Marini Will Be Live Chatting on Facebook on Tuesday – August 26th!

Don’t miss out!! Jan Marini will be on hand to answer your skincare questions & concerns and discussing the benefits of her breakthrough product line on Facebook Tuesday, August 26th.



Founder of breakthrough solutions and dramatic technological advances in skin care, Jan Marini is committed to providing a line that delivers measurable results. To understand more about how Jan Marini came to create JMSR, as well as discover answers to some of your most challenging skin care questions.

Join Jan on Tuesday, August 26th at 5PM EST / 2PM PST to hear more about her product line and what drove her to develop her line of products.

Simply “Like” Jan Marini’s Facebook page in order to participate:



(Quoted and Paraphrased information in this article was obtained by a provided fact sheet for this event.)

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August 21, 2014

Enhance Your Hair With HAIRMAX

If you are a product junkie like me then you find it extra hard to find a shampoo that can fight through all the build up and excess oils in your hair. I have tried many different shampoos, some have succeeded, but nothing like HAIRMAX Density Shampoo. HAIRMAX Density Shampoo is low pH which will help strengthen the scalps natural barrier and gives gentle exfoliation to the hair and is sulfate free. In one use you will not only feel a difference but notice a difference in how your hair look, feels and will even notice an enhanced color. I also have an extremely oily scalp and the HAIRMAX Density Shampoo helps to balance out the nasty over excess oils.

With 4 great products to choose from, HAIRMAX has been proven to cleanse, revitalize and fortify for thicker, denser looking hair. Lately I have been noticing (due to stress) that the hair around my temples has been thinning just a little. After using the HAIRMAX Density Shampoo it is slowly but surely creeping its way back in. I call this biotin without the pill (LOL). A HairMax independent study has demonstrated that there has been a 93.5% increase in hair counts and 78.9% increase in tensile strength.

For more info on the whole HAIRMAX line and how you can get your own visit

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August 20, 2014

How To Acheive The Perfect Top Knot

The Top Knot is the ideal style for any occasion as it can easily be paired with a dressed up or down ensemble for the perfect look. Jenny Balding, NYC Cutler/Redken Stylist, shares how to achieve this look:

Top Knot

Top Knot

•For best results, start with day two hair onwards as your hair will be easier to manage with an already ‘lived -in’ texture.
•Mist hair with dry shampoo, focusing primarily on the roots mainly – this will give your hair more texture, grip and volume.
•Then mist a light hairspray throughout for some hold and grip.
•Sweep your hair into high ponytail. Keep checking what it looks like from your profile so you position ponytail in the most flattering point of your head for your face shape.
•Take the ponytail and back-brush from the underneath lightly – this creates a slight disheveled texture.
•Sweep around the base of the ponytail and pin using U shaped hairpins. These really anchor the hair best which means you will only need 2 or 3 to secure.
•This creates perfectly disheveled topknot that looks ultra stylish and works for any event.

Top Knot

Top Knot

Who is Jenny Balding:

Jenny Balding

Jenny Balding

Jenny Balding New York City Salon, Fashion Week & Editorial Stylist
As one of New York City’s most sought after hairstylists, Scottish born Jenny Balding brings nearly two decades of experience in both the UK and NYC. Her salon, Fashion Week & editorial experience have shaped her into the expert stylist she is today.

Jenny is a Senior Stylist at New York City’s Cutler Salon and specializes in cutting and styling women and men of all hair lengths, textures, colors, and special occasions. Her personal mission is to help each client find the cut and style that works best for them and their lifestyle, not just the hottest trend, and she achieves this by working with the hair’s natural texture to create maximum versatility and fluidity. Jenny also lives the salon’s motto “bringing runway to reality” as she consistently leads shows each season during New York Fashion Week including Paola Hernández & 5:31 Jérôme. Her work backstage has also been seen on the runways of Marc Jacobs, Cynthia Rowley, Betsey Johnson, Proenza Schouler, Badgley Mischka and Carmen Marc Valvo. With inspiration from Fashion Week around the world, Jenny translates the season’s hottest trends into wearable, achievable, must-have styles for her clients.

In addition to her salon and Fashion Week work, Jenny’s hands have also styled the locks of Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr, Karolina Kurkova, Chanel Iman, Alyssa Milano, Jillian Michaels, Rachael Ray, Gabby Douglas, Dannica Keller, the Foo Fighters, and Kendall & Kylie Jenner, to name a few. Jenny also serves as Redken’s Grooming & Styling Expert and consults with the brand on new launches and styling techniques.

Prior to moving to New York, Jenny was based in the UK where she pursued her love of hairstyling at the early age of 18 and became Art Director & Director of Education at the legendary Rita Rusk International in Glasgow, and then Creative Director of the Alternative Hair Show, the most prestigious hair show in the world. Jenny has been featured in top publications such as Allure and Harper’s Bazaar, and on television programs including The Rachael Ray Show, Extra!, Good Day New York, and the CW 11 Morning News. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys rollerblading in New York and watching films and theater with her husband, Patrick.

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August 20, 2014

Put your creativity to the test with butter LONDON Nail Art Tool Kit



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With a little imagination and butter LONDON’s Colour Hardware Nail Art Tool Kit, put your creativity to the test. My daughter Adrienne did and what started out as a quick polish and design, turned into a 2 hour affair. Did I mention she loved every minute of it. She told me once she started using the tools, she couldn’t stop designing because it was so much fun. She enjoyed using them so much that she is taking them to college with her along with her other butter LONDON nail polishes.

butter LONDON Colour Hardware Nail Art Tools are conveniently stored in a cute black tin. The nail kit contains all the necessary tools needed to create your own unique masterpiece. As you can see from the photos below, Adrienne went with an Aztec theme and has gotten compliments on them just about every day. Her friend couldn’t believe she designed them herself. butter LONDON Colour Hardware Nail Art Tools really does make nail designing fun and easy.



Butter London Colour Hardware Nail Art Tool Kit includes a:
Dotting Tool: Double-ended with two different sized dots perfectly sized for dot-within-dot manis.
Striping Brush: Short and pointed for intricate nail designs.
Clean Up Brush: Dip in nail lacquer remover and brush away imperfections.
Long Striping Brush: Long tip perfect for bold lines and long strokes.
Ombré Brush: Innovative brush perfect for chic ombré designs.
Fashion Size Nail File: To shape and smooth rough edges.
Get-The-Look Instructions

Are you feeling creative?


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August 19, 2014

Selena’s look can be yours with John Frieda Frizz Ease

Teen Choice Awards 2014 - Arrivals

INSPIRATION: Selena’s very tailored Saint Laurent suit

GET THE LOOK: This look “weaves confident, youthful, sexy, a hint of bold, but still very sweet,” said celebrity stylist Lona Vigi

  • To start, Vigi misted Selena’s hair with an Evian atomizer in order to prep her hair and keep it in the cleanest condition.
  • Next, she applied a dime sized amount of the John Frieda Frizz Ease Original Six Effects Serum into her hands, and rubbed them together before going into Selena’s hair, starting at the roots and pulling all the way to the ends. “This serum is like a BB Cream for the hair,” said Vigi. “It covers so many vital bases that you end up using multiple products for, instead you can cut all of that out of the equation and just have this one master product.”
  • In the front, Vigi sprayed John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray while the hair was still damp in order to keep all the little baby hairs around the frame of the face tamed down.
  • Then, while blowing drying on a medium heat with the Harry Josh Pro Tools Dryer, Vigi sprayed the hair continuously to ensure the hair stayed back into the ponytail.
  • Next Vigi clipped the hair up and took super small sections and went over them with a flat iron, getting as close to the scalp as possible.
  • Vigi created a center part and then gathered Selena’s hair by the nape of her neck to create the ponytail. Once it was secure, she patted John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon TouchUp Creme into the ponytail so that it looked extra strong and shiny. “We wanted the ponytail to be the accessory to her look,” said Vigi.
  • As a final touch, Lona secured the ponytail with a long, black ribbon.

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August 19, 2014

Bodycology is Naughty and Nice


Bodycology Naughty and Nice Sweet Seduction is one of my favorite mists and lotions for the summertime. The fresh petals and apple fragrance is so fruity and cool so it’s great for when the weather is humid and you want to feel refreshed. After I get out of the shower, I usually apply the lotion to my legs and arms and when I leave the house I will spray the mist on my neck. The cream really moisturizers my legs and if you love cocoa, shea, and jojoba butters, this is the lotion for you. The fragrance of the mist and body lotion last for quite a while, too. Another great thing is that these products are made in the USA! The mist and the lotion would make a great gift for a loved one, and they can be found at drugstores or Walmart and Target for only around $3 to $5.


Rachel I.


Rachel I .

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