Sunday, September 30, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October

The Power of Pink
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of those who are or have been fighting this horrific disease, we are taking a few moments to give a shout-out to several hair and beauty products that are helping in the fight for a cure. So, this month take special care to think pink and buy pink whenever possible. 

Products that Help in the Fight for a Cure 

OPI Pink of Hearts - $25,000 will be donated to Susan G. Koman for the Cure and $5,000 to Canada’s Rethink Cancer. This collection contains a pair of polishes in the colors I Think In Pink and You Glitter Be Good To Me. $14.95 

Every girl needs a good eyelash curler! Sephora Collection Pink Eyelash Curler will make your lashes really stand out while supporting a great cause. A dollar from each curler sold goes to the Breast Cancer cause. Try this pinch-proof curler that is crafted to make your lashes perfectly curled. $16 

Pravana Intense Therapy is PINK in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. A portion of the sales will be donated to the Beauty Bus Foundation. Enriched formula gives a burst of moisture and instantly transforms coarse, dry or frizzy hair to a smooth, soft texture. Specially formulated to rejuvenate and protect hair while shielding it from harmful UV rays. $17 

Sexy Hair Big Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray Pink is a limited edition pink version of the best selling product. This month, 5% of the proceeds from the sale of every can is being donated to Look Good, Feel Better - a national public service program which helps patients struggling with the appearance-related challenges of cancer treatment. $17.50 

Joico's Joimist Firm duo has gone pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness with proceeds to benefit Susan G. Koman for the Cure. This finishing spray provides long-lasting firm hold while protecting against humidity. $22 

This 5oz. size of Aveda Hand Relief (Pink Ribbon Edition) is a special edition for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Aveda’s donation supports cruelty-free research through The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $22

Sephora Signature Brush Set – Pink is an elegant, all-in-one boxed ensemble of professional-quality makeup brushes. Get the tools you need to create an expert look, all in a compact, travel-friendly carrying case. The brushes feature high-quality hairs for flawless application and each has its own slot for safekeeping. This set's pretty pink box features a pink exterior and opens to reveal an individual slot customized for each brush. $29

Bioken is donating a portion of the proceeds for every 16 oz Enfanti Color Care duo sold during the months of September and October to breast cancer research. This popular color-specific cleansing and conditioning duo dons the signature pink for the occasion. It was developed with Nano Color Care Technology, which complements the ancient healing properties of nature. Nanometer or micro-fine molecules penetrate hair and scalp at the cellular level to moisturize, strengthen, and rejuvenate as well as boost color’s shine. $46

Positive and Pretty eye shadow palette by Stila Cosmetics -To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stila is offering this versatile palette with a generous discount. A dollar from every palette sold will go to The Foundation of Living Beauty, which helps women achieve physical and emotional wellness. This makeup palette comes with gorgeous pink shades anyone can wear. $62

Hanae Mori Parfums presents No. 4, the latest in its well-received Eau de Collection series of limited-edition fragrances blended in Paris. Debuting in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, brilliantly pink and floral No. 4 includes a pink ribbon inside its sculptural glass cap. Part of the proceeds from October sales at US retailers will benefit the nonprofit Breast Cancer Coalition Fund. Like the entire Eau de Collection series, No. 4 is made with the health of the planet in mind. Sustainable energy, including solar, wind and water (hydroelectric), were used for part of the power needed to create the fragrance in France. 3.4-oz. $95.00

Clarisonic Skin Care Brush Limited Edition Pink contributes $10 from every purchase to fight breast cancer. Clarisonic uses a sonic frequency, back and forth oscillating motion to deeply cleanse, stimulate and clarify your skin. Dermatologist tested, Clarisonic works with your skin's natural elasticity, gently flexing pores to loosen dirt and oil. This kit includes the Clarisonic Skin Care Brush, Charger, one Brush Head, Trial Size Cleanser (2 oz), and User Guide. $195.00

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken to be in this feature article.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Olivia Garden's NanoThermic Ceramic + Ion Styler Collection

Brush Up Your Styling

Leaving hair healthier and easier to style, each Olivia Garden NanoThermic Ceramic and Ion Styler brush features Nano-Silver technology, which provides anti-bacterial protection. They also include Tourmaline Ion technology that works to help hydrate the hair cuticle, adding more shine to strands, while eliminating frizz and those dreaded flyaways. 

Great for all hand sizes, the ergonomic, easy-grip handles provide greater overall comfort during use, and the lightweight design makes for effortless styling. All brushes contain a retractable hair-sectioning pick on the bottom for easy parting and sectioning. Along with effective anti-static properties, gentle ballpoint tips and ionic soft cushioning make these must-have brushes comfortable on the hair as well as the scalp.

Olivia Garden NanoThermic Ceramic and Ion Stylers available in three types for every styling need: Paddle Brush, Vent Brush and Styling Brush. The Paddle Brush is ideal for detangling, styling, brushing, and creating formal or fun up-styles. The Vent Brush features a ceramic coating, which speeds us the dry-time for short to medium length hair. The Styling Brush is perfect for smoothing and shaping. 

Check them out for yourself:

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Alterna Hemp Summertime Shine Collection Travel Kit Giveaway

Alterna Hemp Products Add Shine to Dull, Lackluster Hair! 

Everything you need for shiny, healthy, protected summer hair. All Hemp Shine products are formulated with UV protection and natural botanicals to help strengthen hair and prevent damage from sun exposure.

Alterna Hemp Summertime Shine Shampoo is a sulfate and paraben-free cleanser with a surge of anti-oxidants and vitamins to boost shine all day long. Alterna Hemp Summertime Shine Conditioner is a paraben-free treatment conditioner that provides intense nourishment, helps repair chemical damage and prevents breakage. Both products contain sweet orange peel extract for added moisture and shine. These gentle sulfate-free color-safe formulas brighten and adds luster to any hair type.

Alterna Hemp Summertime Shine Spray Shine is a weightless veil of brilliance for any style. It adds instant shine to any hair type while UVA/UVB protection guards your hair from the sun. Formulated with Enzymetherapy and HEMP Technology to extend the life of your color, it restores strength while protecting hair from future damage. Hemp seed oil increases elasticity, manageability and shine while Sweet Orange Peel Extract, rich in anti-oxidant Vitamin C, protects against free-radical damage and gives dull, lackluster hair instant shine. Pro-vitamin B5 provides conditioning to prevent damage and split ends.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Skinjoy Review and Giveaway

SKINJOY - Skin Care for Healthy Skin  


SKINJOY - the ultimate professional skin care. This unique and revolutionary approach to skin care takes the guesswork out of creating and maintaining great skin. SKINJOY is one of the first and only skin care lines to incorporate pH balanced and stable formulas, which are sulfate and methyl paraben-free. Unique antioxidant blends and innovative lipid barrier systems take SKINJOY to the next level for professional skincare services and offer a perfect retailing option exclusively for salons and spas.

SKINJOY Foaming Scrub – Gently cleans and removes dead skin cells without irritation or drying. This unique sulfate-free exfoliator is prefect for all skin types.

SKINJOY Hand and Body Lotion – Smoothes soothes and hydrates hands and body. A non-greasy formula blended with vitamins and healing ingredients.

SKINJOY Moisturizing Spray – Perfect for all skin types, this after cleansing spray-on moisturizer calms, smoothes and refreshes skin. Is excellent after shaving, waxing, showering, or bathing.

SKINJOY Rejuvenating Cream- Available in formulas for either normal to dry skin or normal to oily skin, this rich cream regenerates and rejuvenates skin. Suggested for daily use, after cleansing apply to face, neck or other problem areas.

SKINJOY Face Finisher – Gives skin a gorgeous, youthful glow. Use as a final step to seal in the skin’s natural essence, while helping to diminish fine lines and wrinkles.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Velvety Sensations - Framesi New Product Feature

Framesi Hair Treatment Line
Corrective Moisturizing Fluid

Framesi Hair Treatment Line Corrective Moisturizing Fluid is a revolutionary serum made with concentrated Mediterranean sunflower oil that fills the porosity of the cuticle and creates a protective sheath that evens out the surface of the hair. After application, the hair structure instantly becomes more compact and smooth, leaving your hair velvety and shiny.

Framesi Corrective Fluid is infused with concentrated vegetable conditioners and conditioning bodifiers to form a protective barrier that evens out the surface of the hair. This produces a velvety sensation where the hair is shiny, smooth and more substantial with Framesi Hair Treatment Line Moisturizing Fluid.

Framesi Hair Treatment Line Corrective Moisturizing Fluid Benefits:

  • Immediately noticeable reconstruction leaves the hair smooth and silky 
  • Nourishing and moisturizing effect leaves your hair hydrate 
  • Long lasting revitalization leaves the hair velvety and shiny 

Available in a 3.4 fl. oz. (100 ml) size for $24.97 USD. For more information, please visit

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken to be in this feature article.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Paul Mitchell Curls - New Product Feature

Relationship Advice for Your Curls 

It’s true! We women either love or hate our curls! And to help us out, the hair pros at Paul Mitchell just launched a new product line tailored specifically for those of us with curly-headed coifs. Available in finer salons starting this fall, Paul Mitchell has stepped up with these fabulously curl-tastic products to help us gain control and enjoy our relationship, for the first time, with our coils.

The line includes:

Spring Loaded Detangling Shampoo 
A mild, soothing blend of sulfate-free surfactants gently cleanses curls. Extreme moisturizing and conditioning agents leave hair soft and manageable so curls always look their best. In addition to cleansing, Paul Mitchell Spring Loaded Detangling Shampoo moisturizes and detangles, preparing curls for a frizz-free finish.

Full Circle Leave-In Treatment 
This frizz-free curl therapy offers a lightweight conditioning treatment that won't weigh hair down. This creamy formula hydrates, detangles and tames frizz, working to create a silky smooth surface.

Ultimate Wave 
A beachy texture cream-gel that forms separates and adds loads of texture. Strengthening, smoothing and texture building conditioners help create touchable waves while soothing and smoothing mushroom extract fights frizz. It’s your secret weapon for creating humidity-resistant, sexy, tousled beach waves.

Twirl Around 

Dual formula swirls together hydrating cream and smoothing gel. It defines, separates and tames unruly curls and waves without frizz or crunchiness. This crunch-free curl defining fixative helps curls retain their bounce all day long.

If you have a love/hate relationship with your curls, join the movement! Go to and check out the video confessions (perhaps leave one of your own), styling tips and advice for curly hair, as well as the Curl-O-Meter and more.

For more information about Paul Mitchell, please visit

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tigi Bed Head Candy Fixations Review & Giveaway

Tigi Bed Head Candy Fixations 
Totally Baked Volumizing and Prepping Hair Meringue

There is nothing like starting a style with this sweet treat that smells just like a Lemon Meringue Pie! I'm not kidding! It really does smell that YUMMY! 

For long-lasting weightless movement and enhanced performance look to Tigi Bed Head Candy Fixations and the Totally Baked volumizing and prepping hair meringue to set you right.

in case you are not salivating yet, give this a thought. This super light, creamy foam provides shape retention to add to the life of a hairstyle. It's not greasy or sticky and is humidity resistant, which is a huge plus for me! Having traveled extensively in the south and throughout insanely humid areas, my hairstyle is the first thing to suffer. Just a dollop of this new wonder foam worked into damp hair helps create a bodified look with light, frizz-resistant staying power. You can even layer it on or mix it in with other products to create a customized result that offers a delectable texture experience.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Issue of Head Lice

Welcome Back to School

By Guest Blogger Kelly Taggart - 
a beauty industry veteran with Purely Visual. 

Discovering that you or your child has head lice can be very traumatic. It is estimated that 10% of preschool and elementary school age children are treated for head lice annually, so it’s only a matter of time before it affects you, your family, or your child’s classmates, teammates, and friends.

What are Head Lice?
Head lice (Pediculus capitis) are small parasitic insects, about the size of a sesame seed, that require human blood to survive. They live mainly on the scalp and neck hairs of their human host. Head lice can live on a human head approximately 30 days but generally cannot survive longer than 24 to 48 hours off the host.

The adult louse is constructed for climbing and grasping with six legs, each possessing a strong claw. Mature lice are tan to grayish-white in color, but can appear darker on persons with darker hair.

An adult female louse, which is slightly larger than males, lays 3-5 eggs (or nits) a day. Nits are extremely tiny, about the size of a knot in thread and are hard to see. They are yellowish or grayish white, teardrop shaped, and are attached firmly to the hair shaft. Nits take about 1 week to hatch. Eggs that are likely to hatch are usually located within 1/4 inch of the scalp. The nit hatches into a baby louse called a nymph, which looks much like an adult head louse, but is smaller. Nymphs mature into adults about 7 days after hatching, and then the cycle starts all over again. 

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Dry Shampoo Feature - New Product

(re)FRESH Dry Shampoo 

With two unique scents and designed with ease of use in mind(re)FRESH is the quick and easy way to freshen up your hair. The lightweight formula turns flat, lifeless hair into fresh-smelling and clean-looking strands with just a quick spray all over your scalp. Both scents spray on clear, so brunettes or those with dark roots don’t have to fret over powder-y locks. Plus, (re)FRESH was developed with an advanced valve system that distributes product evenly and without getting clogged. 

(re)FRESH is ideal all hair types, so give your hair a (re)FRESH, any time, anywhere!

To learn more, go to

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken to be in this feature article.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Paul Mitchell Cleansing & Detangling Trio Giveaway

Popular Solutions to Cleanse & Detangle 

Are you looking for something new for your precious locks? If so, consider this popular classic!

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Shampoo offers a rich lather worthy of a luxurious body wash while it thoroughly cleanses any hair type. This color-safe cleanser helps balance moisture and add volume using Hawaiian awapuhi. It helps prevent moisture loss while special conditioners help improve hair texture. 

With a fresh lemony fragrance, Paul Mitchell Shampoo Two deeply cleanses oily hair and scalp. Wheat-derived conditioners work hard to boost body and shine. This color-safe formula minimizes oil production so hair becomes less oily over time. It leaves hair fresh, shiny and full of body.

The Detangler by Paul Mitchell both detangles and conditions medium to coarse hair. It smoothes, softens and prevents moisture loss and makes comb outs glide by in a snap. Grape seed oil provides instant conditioning, detangling and shine as Hawaiian awapuhi prevents dryness. Carrot extract, rich in beta-carotene, acts as a natural UV absorber guarding vulnerable strands against sun damage.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Blonde Power Thanks to Rene Furterer

Rene Furterer Okara Active Light 

Repair, nourish and enhance the luminosity of your highlighted or bleached hair with Rene Furterer OKARA Active Light 3-step regimen. The system includes OKARA light activating shampoo,OKARA light activating conditioner and OKARA light activating leave-in fluid.

Okara extract is rich in cysteine and methionine, the amino acids essential to keratin synthesis. Infused with natural Acacia Honey extract, this new line nourishes and protects against fading with antioxidant benefits. 

Chemicals that lighten hair not only remove color but also leave strands fragile, porous and prone to breakage. Add essential strength and nutrients to your tresses by using products specifically formulated for lightened hair. After two weeks of regular use of OKARA light activating shampoo, conditioner and leave-in fluid, more than 85% of women reported repaired and nourished hair, along with revived luminosity.

To learn more, visit

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken to be in this feature article.