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November 11, 2013

Wow – Insta-POP-Hairdo!

Color Wow Pop & Lock

Color Wow Pop & Lock

How many times have you been away for the weekend (or happen to be at your boyfriends’ house!) and forgot your hair dryer or your ‘good’ brush? This past weekend, I was in this very fix and found myself with a bottle of COLOR WOW POP & LOCK thank goodness to save the day!

Bad hair to good hair – it was easy! I simply washed my hair, and then out pops my POP & LOCK. Dabbing a nickel sized drop on my hands, I rubbed Pop & Lock onto my fingertips and tossed it through my hair. The whole process took less than five minutes, and I emerged from the bathroom with shiny, curly hair.

When my hair dried it was full, shiny, and curly. No stiffness, just bouncy shiny curls, without drying my hair out.  Perfect stress free shiny locks that lasted the whole day. For dinner out I dabbed another drop in my hair to freshen it up but honestly I barely needed it.

POP & Lock’’s innovative shellac technology and hydrating ingredients seal the cuticle to trap in color
and moisture while locking out dryness. Dryness truly is a problem with many of these products. You use them a couple of times and then realize that your hair is completely dehydrated – and then they go back on the shelf or the circular file only to be used in an emergency. Mica is one of the ingredients that helps to create that shimmery and shiny look to your hair in POP & LOCK.

The added bonus for this product is that it is color safe. Your color is preserved, protected and optimized with POP & LOCK. 
The product’s new prescriptive formula creates a protective shellac effect on the hair’s surface that makes color pop. Also, for you sun worshippers, the product has a UV filter that adds an extra layer of anti-fade protection for color that stays true.  In addition POP & LOCK contains no waxes or emulsifiers, making it even healthier for your hair. If you are looking for a nourishing, non-drying way to shine up your hair, and make it POP – try POP & LOCK.  Your hair will truly POP!

Color Wow is available for purchase in Ulta Stores Nationwide and at ulta.com

Editor’s Note: Color Wow Wins 2 Best of Beauty Awards from Allure Magazine: Big Breakthrough & Best Root Coverage read it here; 

http://www.colorwowhair.com/uk/wpnews/2013/10/08/colorwow-wins-2-allure-best-of-beauty-awards/

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Guest post by Julia Tanen

Julia is a writer, blogger, book author

and mom from Boston, Massachusetts

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November 5, 2013

Join Molly Roncal’s Holiday Themed Event at Henri Bendel November 6th

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Tomorrow, November 6th, the gorgeous, bubbly Celebrity Makeup Artist and President / Founder of Mally Beauty, Mally Roncal will be at Henri Bendel on 5th Avenue in New York City.  For $150, you can join the beauty maven to swap holiday-themed make up secrets and learn how to create some FIERCE holiday looks!  Although almost sold out, tickets can still be purchased by e-mailing hbcounter@mallybeauty.com!

What:                  Mally Roncal’s Holiday-Themed Event!

Date:                   Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Time:                    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location:            Henri Bendel, 712 5th Avenue, New York, NY

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November 4, 2013

Get Your Hair Ready and Set with REDKEN!

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I recently received some Redken hair products for review and I couldn’t be happier because Redkin is one of my favorite hair care products. Redken Satinwear 02 Prepping Blow Dry Lotion actually left a “satiny” feel to my hair  after using it.  I have thought, at times, that the constant blow drying of my hair may not be good for it and have blamed the occasional coarseness I’ve felt on the drying process.  I normally have a soft, baby fine hair so when it feels coarse, it feels strange to me.  This product is easy to use and I didn’t have to use a lot to notice a big difference in the look and feel of my hair.  It was easy and fun to apply as with a few swipes it spread smoothly through my damp hair.    I proceeded to blow dry my hair in the usual way and found that it had a soft, non frizzy, smooth finish when I was done.  Styling was a cinch since It was more manageable with the feel of more body.  I like the way it applies, looks and feels.  Nice smell and it dries fast!  Good product!
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Redken’s Quick Dry 18 Instant Finishing Spray has a wonderful new fragrance and IS quick drying.  There is no residue or flaking so you don’t have to worry about having that “dandruff look” with this spray.  Plus, your hair will still have a nice shine to it!  This spray is 24 hour humidity resistant and has an 8 hour control.  What more can we ask for when a product gives us all we need? If you want a nice, smooth finish, you should try Redken’s Quick Dry 18.  I think you will like it.
Redkin Hair Care products can be found in salons nationwide. To find a salon near you, please visit www.redken.com/
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Sharon Hatcher, Guest Blogger

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October 31, 2013

butter London Offers 30% off this Weekend!!!

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Wanted to share some exciting butter LONDON news with you – the Friends & Family event starts today, October 31st! Snag the perfect holiday gifts or stock up on your favourite butter LONDON products at 30% off your entire order.

http://www.butterlondon.com

PROMO CODE: FFHOLIDAY

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October 31, 2013

Celebrity Beauty Guru, Skyy Hadley Shares her DIY Beauty Secrets

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Pumpkins are more than just for carving on Halloween, they’re rich in vitamins and nutrients and can do wonders for the skin! Celebrity beauty guru, Skyy Hadley, shares some ways to incorporate pumpkins into your beauty routine this fall.

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DIY Face Mask
Pumpkins are rich in Vitamins A and C and contain various enzymes that help nourish and brighten the skin making them perfect to use in facials. Below is an easy recipe to create your own pumpkin face mask at home.
*Mix one can of pureed pumpkin in a bowl
*Stir in a cup of plain yogurt, 4-5 tablespoons of honey and a 1/4 teaspoon olive oil
*Wash face and while face is still moist apply the mask using your fingers in an upward motion
*Let sit for no more than 10 minutes and remove with warm water and washcloth
*There will be leftover mask so seal it in a closed Tupperware container or have a girls’ spa night!

Blemish Treatment
Pumpkin contains the acne fighting vitamins E and T (aka Torulitine) and can aid in reducing pore size and preventing the appearance of pimples, blackheads and blemishes. Cut open a fresh pumpkin and slice it you would a cantaloupe. Rub the fleshy side against your face after cleansing twice a day for healthier looking skin.

Moisturizer
Natural enzymes found in pumpkins are great for hydrating, soothing and softening dry, cracked hands and feet. Keep the fleshy/stringy pumpkin parts you pull out when carving and work a small amount into your hands (as if you’re washing your hands) and rinse with warm water. Your hands will instantly be smooth and soft.
*TIP: Mix 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree in a small bowl with 2 tablespoons of Vaseline and apply to extra dry heels and cover with socks overnight for an ultimate moisturizing treatment.

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October 31, 2013

Own this Fab Mini Rose Leopard Print Cashmere Scarf! Hover Over Image to Purchase!

Minnie Rose - Cashmere Leopard Print Scarf

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October 30, 2013

Hen House Linens are an All Occasion “Must-Have”

 

You’ve got the “Monster Mash” playing, a delightfully demonic jack-o’-lantern grinning on your doorstep and a candy jar filled to the brim for trick-or-treaters – make sure your table is dressed up and ready to meet your ghoulish guests too this Halloween with the perfect patterns from Hen House Linens!  Unique and “boo-tiful” selections from Hen House Linens including Potholders, Cocktail Napkins, Cook’s Aprons, and Cocktail Aprons, will allow you to play hostess while throwing a spook-tacular Halloween party!

Hen House Lines offers fabulous decor for all occasions. Visit henhouselinens.com

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October 30, 2013

Haille Steinfeld “Get the Look” at Ender’s Game Premiere

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Hailee Steinfeld walked the red carpet at the premiere of her latest film Ender’s Game. Hailee looked as glamorous as ever with help from Celebrity Makeup Artist Steven Sollitto. The Oscar nominee sported a fantastic, white sequined Yves Saint Laurent top with playful red lips, paired with tailored black pants for a polished, stunning look.

Below, Steven Sollitto spills his secrets to achieve Hallie’s flawless look, as she walked the red carpet last night! Please let me know if you are interested in running this look along with a giveaway of the Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub – essential for creating a clean, healthy, and flawless canvas.

“Nothing can be taken for granted on such a big night,” Steven explains. “So, to make sure Hailee’s skin looked its best we started by using Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub to exfoliate and refine the skin. I can’t express how important a clean healthy canvas is for makeup. The Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub feels fresh, lathers beautifully, and smells clean. A little attention to your skin before a big night goes a long way.”Biore

Here are Steven’s tips for creating the look:

  • ·         To make sure Hailee’s skin looked its best, we started by using Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub to exfoliate and refine the skin. I can’t express how important a clean healthy canvas is for makeup. The Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub feels fresh, lathers beautifully and smells clean. A little attention to your skin before a big night goes a long way.
  • ·         For moisturizer I used a Light Cream before applying a MAC Face and Body foundation, which I find works well on most women. Plus, this foundation allows me to go light or heavy depending on the area of the face.
  • ·         Originally we were going to do a wet glossy red lip to match the top. We all loved it but then thought about the longevity of the look. I didn’t want her worried about her lips as she was doing interview after interview, so we used the Jouer Riviera Gloss to help mimic the sequins of her top.
  • ·         To highlight the eyes, I used purples hues to bring out the gold in her eyes. To start her eye, I brushed shadow a bronze all across her lids and underneath her bottom lashes from Votre Vu called Copper Suede. Then, in order to give her some definition at her lashes, I used NARS Gel Liner in Tatar (this is a purple that reads black to most people, but it is softer) as well as MAC’s Strong Willed Pencil, which I smudged back and forth for a softer look. Next, I took a small but wide eye shadow brush and swept MAC Red Violet under her lashes and out at the corners of her eyes. I lined her inner bottom lids with Laura Mercier’s Violet Pencil. Two Coats of Benefit Bad Gal Lash in Black and her eyes were ready for those flashes on the red carpet.
  • ·         On Hailee’s cheeks, I can’t help but use Laura Mercier’s Praline Creme Cheek Blush – I just love the color. A very up-to-date choice in all its peachy apricot.

With her hair pulled tight up in a sleek high pony, Hailee looked the young star she is.

Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub- A soap-free, creamy pearlized formula designed to lift away pore-clogging dirt and oil. The cleanser contains exfoliating microbeads to unclog pores and salicylic acid to prevent blackheads and breakouts from forming, keeping your summer complexion fresh and clear. $5.99; Select food, drug and mass merchant stores. www.Biore.com

 

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October 30, 2013

10 Reasons Why I Am Obsessed With DDF Clarifying Hydrator

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As some of you might be aware, I have a bunch of incredible interns who work for me (at my other job, not at blogging!)…and from time to time they come up with product recommendations that should get ‘out there’.  Christy Savery, who is a Bentley College business student, talked about a product so much that I asked her if we could write about it. She’s 22 years old, and she has – you know – like – actually still got oil on her skin (unlike me who hasn’t had oily skin since, like, I don’t know, my last pregnancy (and my youngest is 11). So without having to do the math on my age, you get it!
Anyway, the product that Christy wanted me to pass on to you is called DDF Clarifying Hydrator. Here are the reasons why, as she says, ‘I am obsessed with DDF!”

  1. Minimizes the look of sebum build up— sebum:  microscopic glands in the skin that secrete an oily/waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin—this makes it a great product for people with acne-prone skin

  2. Controls the oily shine

  3. Keeps my skin looking clear all day long

  4. Makes my skin feel extremely soft

  5. They had it at Marshall’s for only 15, originally $42

  6. Clears up my skin and makes my pores look smaller

  7. It doesn’t feel like it sits on my skin, really hydrates

  8. Great under foundation or cochlear because it’s not thick consistency

  9. Gentle to the skin

  10. Includes ingredients like: aloe vera, marigold and ginger extract, witch hazel and glycerin.

If you are on the younger side, and you struggle with oily skin on a regular basis, you should go and find this fabulous product. Christy happened upon it in a Marshall’s – so her next challenge will be to find it at a reasonable price.  And if you have grown kids or teenagers, it might be a nice little gift to give them!

http://www.ddfskincare.com

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Julia is a writer, blogger, book author

and mom from Boston, Massachusetts

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October 24, 2013

Head to Dana’s Bakery for Incredible Halloween Treats!

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Are you looking for a unique Halloween treat? Head on down to Dana’s Bakery and view their incredible selection of assorted Macarons. Try the Candy Corn Macaron, an exclusive from Dana’s Bakery

The appropriately themed “Flavor of the Month” for October, takes a modern spin on a childhood classic, bringing smiles from adults and children alike, with this delicious Macaron.

Dana Loia, the mastermind, classically-trained pastry chef behind these tiny delicacies fell in love with the famous French macaron for its simple beauty and unique texture, but was surprised by the lack of variety in flavors. She decided to make a change to this, which is when this mouthwatering bakery came about. What makes Dana’s Bakery so unique is there focus on, infusing French techniques with all-American flavors for an original line of macarons, other bakeries don’t have to offer.

Dana’s Bakery offers Macarons for every occassion and if there isn’t a location near you, simply order your own assortment at their website; http://www.danasbakery.com/db/

 

 

 

 

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