Monday, July 30, 2012

TIGI Bed Head Urban Antidotes Giveaway

Urban Antidotes by TIGI Bed Head
Introducing TIGI Bed Head Urban Antidotes -The ultimate detox for bad, bad hair! Using revolutionary technologies, micro shields and nano complex, TIGI Bedhead-Urban Antidotes offers three levels of damage repair.

Level 1 - Re-Energize Shampoo & Conditioner
For normal hair that needs a daily pick-me-up, Re-Energize Shampoo & Conditioner leaves hair healthier and softer to the touch.

Level 2- Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner
Formulated for damaged hair that needs a moisture lift, Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner leaves hair instantly softer and more manageable with shine. Silky smooth, shiny results!

Level 3 –Resurrection Shampoo and Conditioner
Ideal for weak brittle hair that needs an intervention, Resurrection Shampoo and Conditioner gives hair silky smooth, shiny results considered miracle-like on super-damaged hair.

It doesn't matter if you are a Dumb Blonde or a Mastermind, a Manipulator or Creative Genius; TIGI Bed Head has shampoos, conditioners and styling tools to complete your lifestyle. All you need is plenty of attitude to use them!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sky Valley Farms Lotions Review

Lotion Notion
Yummy Delights by Sky Valley Farms

Wandering through the back roads in rural Southern California, my girlfriends and I stumbled upon a handful of cute boutique-like stores with wonderful handmade wares. Naturally we parked and went inside to check out all they had to offer, escaping the heat, and yes, even finding a restroom for the long trip home.

When entering one of the stores, we were immediately drawn to the scent of a specific table, which overflowed with handmade soaps and lotions. We started by sniffing the delicately wrapped soaps and found our way to the array of lotion bottles lined up and waiting. The caps were toggled one by one and passed between us, each taking a deep whiff and passing it along, gleefully announcing the scent with each pass. We salivated at the aroma of vanilla, and then apricot, on to orange clove, cranberry almond, and yummy apple cinnamon. We squealed like schoolgirls with each new find, one outdoing the next, and then the next.

The very last bottle beckoned my specific attention and upon opening and barely inhaling, I was instantly transported back to warm, breezy summer nights, gardenia-laced gardens, and silly laughter with friends with the freshly tan faces of my youth. Coming back to my senses I glanced at the label, reading out loud, Gardenia Tuberose by Sky Valley Farm, which has remained etched in my mind ever since. I bought the only bottle besides the tester and stashed it away for later use.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Summer Hair Care Giveaway

ENJOY Summer Refresh 

Summer brings good times and lots of outdoor fun. These carefree days can take a toll on your hair, leaving your strands dry, brittle and looking less than ideal. Now you can safely cleanse, hydrate and protect your precious tresses with ENJOY’s Summer Refresh System.

ENJOY Clarifying Spray - a one of a kind spray-in clarifying and chelating formula designed to remove mineral deposits, product build up, chlorine and other impurities in the hair. A must-have for swimmers! Great for hard water areas and medication build up, it’s color safe for all hair types.

ENJOY Sulfate Free Shampoo - Gently eliminates build up without stripping the hair color. Cleanse Sensor® Technology insures proper cleansing of the hair and scalp. Color safe for all hair types. Gives hair strength, smoothness, shine, frizz control and volume with incredible manageability.

ENJOY Hair Mask – Intensive smoothing mask for enriching dry and unruly hair. Leaves hair soft, silky and easy to manage. For an intense treatment, cover hair with a plastic bag and apply heat for 20 minutes.

ENJOY Conditioning Spray – Leave it in or rinse it out. Detangles while providing protection and moisture without weighing the hair down. Excellent for frizz control with a low pH of 3.5-4.5. Closes the cuticle and locks in color. Excellent for reactivating curls or product on dry hair and is recommended for all hair types.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

HBL Hair Masque Review & Giveaway

Health Beauty Life Hair Masque
More than just another beauty product, HBL is a completely new experience for Health • Beauty • Life. All HBL products are pH balanced and stable to mimic the body’s natural symmetry and are specifically formulated using the highest quality ingredients to offer healthier results for all hair types. 

Without the use of harsh sulfates, parabens, DEA’s, TEA’s and a whole laundry list of potentially harmful ingredients commonly found in mass marketed hair care products, HBL is gentle on hair and skin yet offers uncompromised performance. The light, virtually allergen-free fragrance is set to strict European standards and features a crisp, clean scent that spans uniformly throughout the entire line.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

No Gray Quick Fix

Quick Fix Gray Roots

Hate how those gray roots show so very quickly between color appointments? Need to stretch out the time between applications just a bit?

No Gray Quick Fix by the folks at DeveloPlus, Inc., is great for hiding those pesky gray roots and doing quick touch-ups between regular color applications. I found it easy to use as the applicator brush and combs provided precise control. Available over the counter in drug stores, No Gray Quick Fix comes in three shades: Blonde, Brown & Brown/Black. I used the Blonde version, which actually surprised me how well it disguised my distinct patch of gray right at my hairline.  I also found that it easily shampooed out without leaving any residue.
An added bonus, the handy applicator fits neatly in your purse!

Check it out for yourself here:
Disclosure: The representing PR or Company provided a product for this review. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest opinions.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

L'oreal Colour Riche Nail Color

Colour Your World 
Nail Hues to Fit Your Personality, Style and Mood

Your dream color is now at your fingertips with L'oreal Colour Riche Nail Color. This formula delivers intense color, luxurious shine and 10-day wear when used with a base coat of Color Riche One Stop Base and Top of the Line topcoat. Available in a delicious spectrum of must-have shades, there’s a hue to match your personality, style and mood.

Luxurious shine in one simple stroke, this gorgeous, jewel-toned turquoise is from the Iconic Muse Collection.  

Daring and elegant, the Iconic Muse isn’t afraid of a little risk and loves to make a string color statement. Explore this collection if you gravitate toward rich, sophisticated pigments like sapphire and royal purple as well as subdued, but far from subtle, palettes.

If you are mesmerized by the cool, check out the ocean-hued cyan of Colour Riche Now You Sea Me. On-trend and super wearable, it punches up neutrals and looks amazing with pops of bright cherry red, hot pink or coral.

Check out the full line at

Disclosure:  I purchased my own product for this review. There was no compensation in any form. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest opinions.

Friday, July 13, 2012

InfraShine Styling Tools

InfraShine Mini Flat Iron

From its inception, InfraShine has been on the cutting edge, designing and manufacturing premium quality ceramic styling tools. No one manufactures better ceramic appliances than InfraShine does. 

InfraShine ClassicLine styling tools are all made with the original, patented infrared-ray radiant heating technology that employs ceramic, multi-layered heating elements to lock in negative ions and infuse moisture and shine into the hair. These styling tools let you straighten, press, flip, curl or dry hair quickly, minimizing potential damage while adding extraordinary shine. 

In fact, InfraShine literally outshines the competition in every way. Many tools on the market today are made with metal surfaces that are thinly covered with ceramic paint that easily chips and stains. And most of them offer only one heat setting, which can damage hair. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Waterproof Sunblock

Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30 

Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30 delivers maximum UVA/UVB protection for active lifestyles. This long-lasting, high SPF waterproof formula protects skin with three active sunscreens. Pomegranate Extract enhances sun protection and prevents free radical damage.

Key Benefits 
  • Prevents free radical damage to age-proof skin. 
  • Resists water for long-lasting defense. 
  • Patented Skin Repair System protects elasticity to maintain skin firmness. 
  • Hyaluronic Acid and phyto-lipids preserve skin's moisture barrier. 
For the active person, a waterproof sun block with a significant SPF protection factor is a must-have. This sunscreen product from the scientific skin care experts at Murad not only protects with SPF 30 but also provides soothing, moisturizing skin care. A long-lasting, waterproof sun block that includes pomegranate extract so that your skin gets a boost of antioxidants that repair and fight against sun damage as well as the signs of aging.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Moisture Madness

Moisture Madness
Hair Hydrating Help

This time of the year your hair needs more moisture! Sun, chlorine and salt air can take a toll on your best asset (your hair) and with the warmer weather and increased activity, your care regime should step up too. 

The best way to care for your lovely locks is to start with a clean palette. Use a chelating or deep cleaning shampoo or clarifying spray to rid your strands of the debris and impurities that a summer lifestyle seems to impart. For those who spend a lot of time in a pool or in the water at the beach, consider chelate every other week. For everyone else, once a month is fine.

Check out some of our top deep clean picks.

Unite Weekender Shampoo
A deep clarifying shampoo that does not remove natural oils Weekender Shampoo by Unite keeps hair from turning green or having any chlorine build up. A swimmer's best friend, it gives hair a protein boost to enhance strength.