Archives for August 2014

August 19, 2014

You Can Be AcneFree

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It’s about that time, Back to School, and just in time for AcneFree Clean Skin Treatments. They have recently introduced 3 new skincare products to their cleansing and treatment line. The “NEW” AcneFree Energizing Treatments include 3-in-1 Acne Wipes, Acne Wash & Scrub and Acne Cleanser. My children tell me that the 3-in-1 Acne Wipes are fabulous. They packed the wipes on a recent vacation and at the end of the day, when they felt that they needed a little extra cleansing, the wipes helped with the dirt and sweat that was built up from being outdoors all day. They like that the 3-in-1 Acne Wipes contain 0.5% Salicylic Acid. They also found that the AcneFree 3-in-1 Acne Wipes worked quite well alone and as a compliment to AcneFree Energizing Cleanser and Energizing Wash & Scrub.

My children enjoy using AcneFree Energizing Treatment products because they contain Benzoyl Peroxide and this formula works very well on their skin. AcneFree Energizing Acne Wash & Scrub contains 2.5% Advanced Micro-Benzoyl Peroxide as does the AcneFree Energizing Cleanser. Keep in mind that not everyone can use Benzoyl Peroxide, so please be sure to read the product ingredients before using AcneFree. These 2 products are also formulated with 3 essential ceramides which help repair your skin’s barrier. According to NYC Dermatologist, Joshua Zeichner, MD, “Dermatologists think about the skin barrier function when treating acne. Contrary to what some people might think, the skin of many acne patients is actually sensitive, because it is lacking ceramics.”

AcneFree Wash & Scrub has a thick consistency as AcneFree Cleanser is a light foam and is dispensed through a pump. What they like about these two products is that they both contain Exfoliating Microbeads which offer a light exfoliation therefore, unclogging their pores while cleaning their skin. You will enjoy the fresh invigorating scent of energizing Iced Orange & Mint and you will notice your skin tone improve with each use.  AcneFree Clean Skin Treatments work hard to eliminate impurities on your skin and helps reduce acne break-outs so you can be AcneFree. acnefree.com You can also find AcneFree at drugstores nationwide.

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August 19, 2014

Beauty: Hair Now on Your Carolina

Here I present  “Beauty: Hair Now” Hair Care. “Can’t live without” hair products for men and women and the newest fashion accessories for the hair.

On Your Carolina

On Your Carolina

Watch the segment: http://www.wspa.com/story/26315005/hair-with-its-a-glam-thing

TouchBack Marker – Cover those pesky grays so no one will know they are there with TouchBack’s multitasking marker. It blends perfectly with hair color to cover gray roots between salon appointments touchbackgray.com

The Big Tease  is a total styling tool to tease a firm base or soft tease to add bounce and movement to hairstyles. Use the 5 prong lift to lift, smooth and finish. http://www.battaliausa.com/

Use Scunci No Slip Grip Color Match Bobby Pins to help maintain your hairstyle through any situation. The inner grooves on these bobby pins feature No-Slip Grip technology to secure every last strand of hair. Perfect for updos, ponytails and short styles as well. Get them at drugstores and grocery stores.

Products on Your Carolina

Products on Your Carolina

Keratage Nutritious line Treatment Masque is enriched with KERNOX-D™ to create a protective shield and impart the proper balance of strength, elasticity and smoothness. Nourishes and moisturizes hair with natural sugars and proteins for a healthier smoother texture. Strengthens hair and provides long-lasting softness
www.keratage.com

From American Jewel ladies will love The colored BOHO headband,  The braided with love headband, leather headbands with jewels and the 5 -in-1 that can be worn as a bracelet / a hair tie / an anklet/ a choker or a headband and the  3- in- 1 bracelets which can be worn as either a bracelet / a hair tie or an anklet.
americanjewel.com

Joe Grooming HairSpray is vitamin enriched with B5, soy and wheat protein, this extract rich formula actually strengthens hair while imparting a natural shine, The addition of aloe leaf juice protects and moisturizes with every use. All of the Joe Grooming products for guys are great like pomades, shampoos & shave care.
joegrooming.com

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August 19, 2014

Skyy Hadley’s Recipe for the Ultimate Hydrating Coconut Scrub

Skyy Hadley’s Recipe

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Summer may be winding down but our feet are always in need of some restoration and hydration. Whether you’ve had a long day at the office, you’re suffering from dry flip-flop feet, or you’re trying to break in a new pair of heels, there is nothing a DIY at-home foot scrub can’t fix. Try the below recipe for a luxurious, at-home foot treatment from celebrity manicurist and owner of As “U” Wish Nail Spa, Skyy Hadley and your feet will feel good as new in no time!

Skyy Hadley’s Recipe for the Ultimate Hydrating Coconut Scrub:

*Begin by muddling a few fresh mint leaves in an empty jar to release their natural essential oils. This will help you relax while providing hydration.·

*Warm up some coconut oil and pour into the jar until it is halfway full.

*Add 2 tablespoons of honey and mix in 1 tablespoon of sugar until the sugar is completely immersed in the oil mixture.

*Take a couple spoonfuls of the scrub and work into your legs and feet to fully exfoliate, sloughing away dead skin and smoothing out calluses, cracked heels and rough spots.

*The coconut oil will provide a great amount of moisture, leaving skin feeling smooth and supple.

Also, be sure to rub on toe nail beds and in between toes to prevent nail infections and fungus (as coconut oil contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties).

Repeat 1-2 times per week for a moisturizing and revitalizing at-home spa treatment.

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August 18, 2014

Brenton Lee, Stylist To The Stars, Wins At Wella Vision Awards

Stylist to the Stars Wins the Gold

*** Brenton Lee Wins Big at The 2014 Wella Vision Awards ***

Brenton Lee

Brenton Lee

(Pasadena, CA) Brenton Lee, Nationally know “Stylist to the Stars,” has been recognized for all his hard work by winning the prestigious USA Gold Award at the 2014 Wella North American Trend Vision Awards.

Top hair professionals from across the USA and Canada gather every year to show off their Creativity, innovation and talent at the North American Trend Vision Competition and Awards Show. Wella Professionals annual International Trend Vision competition offers young stylists and talented colorists across the globe a chance to showcase their passion and talent to the world.

One of the largest and truly international competitions of its kind, Trend Vision celebrates the skills of pioneering stylists with an inherent sense of originality. Stylists demonstrate their skills and creativity through their interpretation of one of the Wella 2014 Trends.

Brenton Lee’s forte is to sculpt his client’s hair to fit their face shape, personality and lifestyle. Still young and driven, his talents inspire him to be innovative and imaginative when creating trendsetting hairstyles. He has proven his success and taken his style to undeniable parallels that continue to set the trend for style visions all around the globe. He now will take his talents to compete internationally for Trend Vision award in Monaco coming up in November 2014.

About Brenton Lee
Brenton Lee started cutting hair as a young teen, and enrolled in beauty school at just 16 years of age. His cutting-edge hairstyles have won him over 20 hairstyling awards, and attracted celebrity clients such as Nia Long, Lindsay Lohan, Melody Scott Thomas, MC Lyte and Susan Anton. Brenton has also been published in national hair magazines such as Modern Salon, American Salon, Canadian Hairdresser and Behind The Chair. Brenton is the owner of the Brenton Lee Salon in South Pasadena, CA, and also serves as a Design Team Artist & educator for Wella. One of his main focuses for the hair industry is to give back by teaching young professionals and offering his talents to support charities.

For more information visit: www.brentonleesalon.com

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August 17, 2014

Beauty Tips and Tricks-Studio 10

See as I share these great Beauty Tips and Tricks on Studio 10!

On Studio 10

On Studio 10

Watch the segment here: http://www.wtsp.com/videos/entertainment/television/studio10/2014/08/18/14242461/

Proper way to comb wet hair (straight or curly) ( I will bring my mannequin head I used in beauty school to demonstrate)- After shampooing and conditioning you want to make sure the hair is damp. Next take a wide toothed comb and section your hair horizontally starting from the bottom up. This will keep your hair from being pulled out and will make it a lot less painful.

Instead of microfiber towels use this- Now we have plenty of these around the house am I right? I am talking about t-shirts. Did you know that using microfiber towels can actually cause hair breakage and hair loss. SO next time you get out of the shower have a cotton fiber t-shirt sitting next to you and use that to wrap your hair.

Best way to shampoo and condition hair (especially if it is color treated)- When shampooing your hair don’t use more than a nickel size amount and only focus on your scalp. Do not ball your hair at the top of your head. Use your fingertips to massage your scalp and work into a lather. rinse hair and let shampoo run down the ends of your hair. Make sure you use a shampoo with low pH balance such as the ones found in your salon. Next to condition only use a nickel size and this time focus on the ends of your hair. RInse with cool water to help lock in moisture and also to help lock in color. If your hair is color treated especially redheads wash hair 2-3 times a week.

At home remedy for red heads- Aside from using shampoo and conditioner that is made specifically for color treated hair, a great at home remedy to help maintain redheads is rinsing your hair with cranberry juice. YES cranberry juice. We have all heard from our parents be careful cranberry juice stains. Its the same idea for your hair. After shampooing and conditioning your hair take a bottle of cranberry juice turn your head upside down in the shower and pour the cranberry juice on your hair and allow the water to run clear before flipping your head back over (tip: do this BEFORE you shave your legs)

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August 13, 2014

Miracle Skin Transformer debuts New Beauty Sets on HSN

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Miracle Skin Transformer will be debuting new beauty sets on HSN on the Beauty Report with Amy Morrison on:

Thursday, August 14th – 8:00pm
Friday, August 15th – 6:00 am & 6:00 pm

To find your local station, please visit hsn.com

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August 12, 2014

Feel Like a KILLER QUEEN with Katy Perry’s Sexy Fragrance

Katy Perry Killer Quees

Katy Perry Killer Queen

Just like Katy Perry herself, her Killer Queen perfume exudes playful sexiness. The perfume comes in a luxurious bottle shaped like a red ruby, a fun and sophisticated look for this intoxicating and rich scent.  On the skin, Killer Queen is a slightly sweet and very attractive smell that has hints of wild berries, dark plum, velvety flowers, and jasmine.  It is a complex scent that is almost androgynous and certainly playful and sexy. Accordingly, the perfume works for both night and day. Plus, for me it was long-lasting so it lasts from day to night, amazing! Overall, this luscious and sexy scent is a great confidence booster and makes you feel sophisticated, empowered and beautiful. This perfume certainly lived up to the name and made me feel like a Killer Queen.

You can find Katy Perry Killer Queen at http://www.ulta.com

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August 11, 2014

Selena Gomez at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards: Get The Look with John Frieda Hair Care

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

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 Touch-Up 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 11, 2014

Nina Dobrev Debuts The Rope Braid at the Teen Choice Awards

Nina Dobrev Debuts The Red Carpet Rope Braid At The Teen Choice Awards

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev dazzled on the Teen Choice Awards Blue Carpet tonight debuting what stylist Riawna Capri calls “The Red Carpet Rope Braid. “ Riawna created the unique look by blowing drying Nina’s hair using the KMS California FREESHAPE quick blow dry to cut down on drying time leaving more time for Capri to style to the hair. Once the hair was dry, Riawna used the KMS California FREESHAPE 2-in-1 styling and finishing spray before curling the hair with a 1-inch curling iron in big sections vertically to make a messy beach wave. Then Capri flipped over Dobrev’s hair and sprayed the KMS HAIRPLAY playable texture liberally to saturate the hair and create a disheveled texture.

To construct the unique rope braid, Riawna separated the hair into three sections, twisted them clockwise and then took those twisted sections and braided them counter clockwise to showcase distinct texture. Capri then spread out the braid and pulled out some loose pieces to frame Dobrev’s face and give an effortless look, sprayed her final masterpiece with the KMS California HAIRSTAY medium hold hairspray to keep the it in place.

KMS Hairspray

KMS Hairspray

KMS Hairspray

KMS Hairspray

KMS Hairspray

KMS Hairspray

KMS Hairspray

KMS Hairspray

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August 11, 2014

Pur Mineral Complexion BOGO is Here !!

Pur Minerals

Pur Minerals

Starting today and running through August 18th, Pür Minerals customers worldwide have the opportunity to purchase any item in the BOGO category and choose another item of equal or lesser value free. While it was the 4-in-1 Pressed Powder that kick-started the brand’s cult following, it’s the latest additions to the family of multi-tasking complexion products that have Pür Minerals fans swooning for more.

Pür Minerals Complexion BOGO Sale is avalible for:
4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Powder ($27),  4-in-1 Liquid Foundation ($36), CC Cream ($38), 4-in-1 Mineral Tinted Moisturizer ($34), Disappearing Act 4-in-1 Concealer ($22) and  Color Correcting Primer ($31):

Shop now at purminerals.com

 

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