Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Product - Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil


Matrix Launches Biolage Exquisite Oil

NEW Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil is a lightweight, non-greasy oil that adds shine and calms crazy curly, frizzy hair. The key ingredient is the Moringa seed known as the miracle seed that's packed with anti-oxidants and powerful healing qualities. Like all Biolage products, Exquisite Oil offers powerful healing qualities, a great fragrance and works well on any hair type. After blow-drying with Exquisite Oil, hair will be smoother and shinier.
After cleansing hair with Biolage Hydratherapie Hydrating Shampoo and conditioning with Biolage Hydratherapie Conditioning Balm, towel dry hair. Place a small amount of Exquisite Oil in palm and rub hands together. Apply Exquisite Oil throughout damp hair. Blow-dry hair and style as usual. Add more Exquisite Oil mid strand to ends to add more shine and to tame any frizzes or flyaways. 

For more information: mymatrixfamily.com.


I found the 3.1 oz size for Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil for $14 at bestbeautyboutique.com.

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Oscar Hairstyle Buzz - 2013


Glamorous Oscar Hairstyles Reach for the Stars

It was a wondrous event to say the least, and for the first time in long while the glam and glitz of the evening carried over into the hairstyles. With looks ranging from elegant updos like Salma Hayek’s high-towering bun to old Hollywood waves as seen on Reece Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain and even Helen Hunt, glamour is clearly making a much-needed comeback. 


An obvious homage to Veronica Lake, we were graced with many interpretations of long, shiny and fabulously rolling waves emanating from deeply side-parted beginnings. The less-is-more approach worked well for Sandra Bullock’s sleek, side-pinned look with an ornate broach that doubled as a hair clip.  Fauxbobs bounced through the evening with a showing on Zooey Deschanel and  Stacy Keibler, allowing them to visit the versatility of a shorter style without sacrificing precious length. Even short coifs like Anne Hathaway’s Audrey Hepburn inspired coif or Charlize Theron’s impish pixie took a timeless stand. 



All in all, the evening was a feast for the eyes and an inspiration for the rest of us to glam up a bit. Were you inspired by the lavish looks last night? Any faves?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ouidad Climate Control Ultimate Frizz Fighting Trio


Curl Nourishing!
The Ouidad Climate Control Ultimate Frizz Fighting Trio works harmoniously to nourish hair from root to tip, allowing the ultimate frizz protection - providing smooth, shiny curls that last all day. Perfect for all hair types, Climate Control Shampoo and Conditioner contain Ouidad's exclusive Humidity Shield Complex that creates a protective barrier against heat and humidity.

This awesome kit includes:

Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo 8.5 oz - sulfate-free cleanser for long-lasting frizz & flyaway protection on all hair types and textures.


Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner 8.5 oz- a hydrating conditioner to detangle and defrizz all hair types and textures. 

Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel 8.5 oz - blocks out the excess humidity that creates the frizz and flyaways that can shorten the life of your look. 

Curls are left smooth and manageable with maximum frizz control and color protection!

Available normally for $60 at http://www.folica.com.

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Friday, February 22, 2013

TIGI Bed Head Maxxed-Out Hairspray - Giveaway


TIGI Bed Head Maxxed-Out Massive Hold Hairspray Biggie

TIGI Bed Head Maxxed-Out Massive Hold Hairspray Biggie guarantees massive hold, protection and shine. This P.M.S. (Pump. Massive. Style) unisex formula is quick drying and guarantees much-needed hold with super shine. Ideal for any hair length or texture, this non-aerosol pump spray helps protect hair from sun damage and offers a fresh scent. Apply a fine mist for light, even application. Hold 10 -12 inches from dry, styled hair and pump to apply. Layer for increased hold.

I found the 462ml / 15.6fl oz. size at: http://www.haircarechoices.com for $16.99.

One lucky US-based winner will receive their very own Biggie Hairspray. Enter to win below:


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Joiwhip Firm Hold Design Foam- Feature

New Name for a Great Product Formerly I.C.E, Whip, Joiwhip Firm Hold Design Foam is a light, alcohol-free designing foam for all hair types. Extremely concentrated, it provides a firm hold and long-lasting body and volume. This formula will build incredible amounts of volume, plus condition, shine and protect strands from the environment. 

Evening Primrose Oil, rich in Essential Fatty Acids, conditions hair. Protectants combat the sun's damaging rays while Kukui Nut Oil provides moisture, body and shine.

The 10.5 oz size retails for $12.69 - 16.95. I found it at http://www.sleekhair.com, http://www.drugstore.com and http://www.thebeautyplace.com.

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Anti-Aging Hair Care System by G Melé



G Melé Anti-Aging Hair Care System
Giovanni Melé, owner of Giovanni & Pileggi Salon in Philadelphia, created this revolutionary hair care system to turn back the clock on aging hair. His new product line fights the leading causes of aging hair – biological and environmental factors, stress, chemical treatments, haircolor and heat styling – to take hair from dull and brittle to soft and manageable. The sulfate-free and color safe G Melé® Anti-Aging Hair Care System replenishes lost proteins and lipids to add moisture, shine and renewed youth to hair. 

G Melé Anti-Aging Shampoo
Step 1 in the G Melé Anti-Aging Hair Care System

Anti-Aging Shampoo: will gently cleanse and replenish moisture, while riding the hair of dirt, oil and residue from styling products. The gentle formula won’t strip color as it cleanses, prolonging the time between touch-ups and helping to maintain natural tones and highlights of treatment-free hair. Free of harsh chemicals that can strip hair making it more susceptible to dryness, breakage and color fading; G Mele Anti-Aging Shampoo is a necessity for those who use chemical straightening procedures. 

 10fl oz size $19.99

G Melé Anti-Aging Conditioner
Step 2 in the G Melé Anti-Aging Hair Care System

Anti-Aging Conditioner: strengthens and replenishes hairs moisture with lipids and natural sugars, leaving it more resistant to breakage. Overall hair will appear shinier, healthier and more youthful. G Mele Anti-Aging Conditioner locks in color and prevents fading, whether you color treat or not. 

 10fl oz size $19.99

G Melé Anti-Aging Styling Foundation Prep Spray
Step 3 in the G Melé Anti-Aging Hair Care System

Anti-Aging Styling Foundation Prep Spray: softens and protects the hair’s surface layer, creating the ideal foundation for styling. It creates instant shine, volume, and silkiness and activates hair “memory” making it more manageable and easier to style. G Mele Anti-Aging Styling Foundation Prep Spray offers UV protection to prolong the vibrancy of natural and color-treated hair while preventing damage. 

 7fl oz size $19.99

To find out more, please visit www.giovannipileggi.com.


Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Friday, February 15, 2013

ENJOY Volumizing Dry Shampoo Review & Giveaway


ENJOY Volumizing Dry Shampoo


Looking for a quick pick-me-up to your day-old strands? Try the new ENJOY Volumizing Dry Shampoo.

This new product refreshes limp lifeless hair, absorbs excess oil and enhances volume without a heavy or dull finish. This easy-to-use, in between washings product leaves hair with all-day freshness while revamping the body and lift at the root that typically diminishes after that first day post-wash. With easy to use instructions ENJOY Volumizing Dry Shampoo enhances and defines hair for a refreshed look in minutes. 

Simply shake the can well and apply 8-10 inches away from your scalp. Allow to sit 1-2 minutes to absorb any oils and then brush or comb through, styling as desired. For fine hair, hold can 3-5 inches from your head as you spray for a more concentrated application. Available in a 4oz /113g size, ENJOY Volumizing Dry Shampoo retails for $19.95.

My Take: I admit it...I don't wash my hair everyday. In fact, I find that it looks and performs better on the second day, or even third if I'm careful and don't overuse styling products on the first day. I found the ENJOY Volumizing Dry Shampoo easy to use and very effective on my second, even third day hair. I also flat iron my hair for control and then use this dry shampoo to add a bit more volume on day one! Very effective!

Now a lucky US-based winner can try one for themselves. Just enter below for your chance to win!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

TIGI's Resurgence Line



Weightless Moisture for Dry Hair

TIGI's Resurgence Line contains a formula with Hyper-Distillation technology and MicroMarine compound (sea kelp, aloe vera, babassu oil, green tea polphenols) is high in lipid content. In dry hair, it targets and helps replenish lost lipids for weightless moisturization. 

The line includes:

  • Resurgence Backbar Treatment 
  • Hydra-Synergy Shampoo 
  • Hydra-Synergy Conditioner 
  • Time Extend Moisture Lotion Take Home Treatment 

TIGI Hair Reborn Treatment Of Restoration Tube - Resurgence Backbar Treatment
Intense fiber reconstruction to provide the ultimate in hair restoration for weak, damaged hair in need of complete reconstruction. 

Formulated with Hyper-Distilled technology and prolipid-3 (keratin- keravis- babasu oil) provides targeted lipid replenishment, seals the cuticle and assists in rebuilding protein levels within the cortex of the hair fiber. Hair is instantly reborn with strength and vitality. Fragrance is sensual, warm and tantalizing Black Orchid Illusion

Apply to damp hair after shampooing and conditioning. Comb through for even application; allow 10 minutes prior to rinsing.


Hydra-Synergy Shampoo
Targeted moisture replenishment for overly dry hair in need of immediate hydration. Formulated with Hyper-Distilled technology and Micromarine compound targets and helps replenish lost lipids where needed with weightless moisturization. Hair is reborn with optimal hydration and luminous shine. Fragrance is lavish and refreshing Honeysuckle & Watermint.

Apply to wet hair. Massage in gently, then rinse thoroughly.


Hydra-Synergy Conditioner
Targeted Moisture Replenishment and Protection for overly dry hair in need of immediate hydration. Formulated with Hyper-Distilled technology and Micromarine compound targets and works to replenish lost lipids where needed while helping protect the outer cuticle from future damage. Hair is reborn with optimal hydration and lumnious shine. Fragrance is lavish and refreshing Honeysuckle & Watermint.

Apply to wet hair, focusing on mid- strand to ends. Allow 5 minutes prior to rinsing thoroughly.

Time Extend Moisture Lotion Take Home Treatment
Targeted Lipid Replenishment for moisturization and shine that lasts up to 7 days. For overly dry hair in need of immediate hydration.Formulated with Hyper-Distilled technology and Micromarine compound targets and helps replenish lost lipids where needed with weightless moisturization. Hair is reborn with optimal hydration and luminous shine that lasts up to 7 days (when using Hydra-Synergy Shampoo & Conditioner). Fragrance is lavish and refreshing Honeysuckle & Watermint.

Apply to damp hair after shampooing and conditioning. Comb through for even application; allow 10 minutes prior to rinsing.


Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Repêchage Hydra-Amino 18 Hair Spa Collection


A Spa Treatment for Your Hair 

Introducing Repêchage Hydra-Amino 18 Hair Spa Collection. Pioneers in seaweed based professional spa products, Repêchage introduces a superlative collection of treatments and products that bring the spa to the hair; from scalp to tip. Select seaweed plants with 18 amino acids, 12 vitamins, 42 trace elements and minerals, and natural botanicals work together to create a dramatic, youthful luster that lasts.
 Select seaweed offers 18 amino acids that act as building blocks of protein to restore damaged and chemically treated hair. This formula offers 12 vitamins, 42 trace elements and minerals that infuse hair with shine. It also offers protection from weather, pollution and UV damage while helping to increase hair strength and elasticity.

The Repêchage Hydra-Amino18 Hair Spa Serum is designed to nourish damaged hair and restore shine, while protecting hair from styling stress, color fading and frizz. This paraben, sulfate and gluten free formula offers Safflower oil, which locks-in moisture, Aloe Vera, known for its anti-inflammatory, soothing, and healing properties, and Vitamin C that helps promote circulation, encouraging a healthy scalp. It also contains Bis-Cetearyl, a conditioning and detangling agent that helps create soft, strong and manageable hair. It also provides thermal protection from styling stress.

The Repêchage Hydra-Amino 18 Hair Spa Seaweed Mask is a restorative conditioning mask that strengthens damaged and chemically treated hair and protects the hair and scalp from future damage. Poryhyra umbilicalis, a purple marine active, helps strengthen hair and improve elasticity. The formula also contains avocado oil, aloe leaf extract, and silk proteins.

For more information please visit Repechage.com.


Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Friday, February 8, 2013

2-in-1 Cleansing & Conditioning

Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless One-Step Cleanser/Conditioner Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless One-Step Cleanser/Conditioner adds volume, shine, and lusterusing Macadamia Natural Oil’s famous blend of Argan and Macadamia Oils. 

Armed with an advanced blend of botanicals, active ingredients and emollients, Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless One-Step Cleanser/Conditioner gently cleanses and conditions without stripping hair. Not only does it clean and nourish any hair type in one easy step, it also shortens blow-drying time. Using new technology that reduces the size of the water molecule, Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless One-Step Cleanser/Conditioner dramatically speeds up the blow-drying process and slows down hair damage.

 

Color-safe and UV protective as well as sulfate and surfactant-free, Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless One-Step Cleanser/Conditioner contains Chamomile Extract and Panthenol (Vitamin B) to strengthen hair. 
To learn more, please visit www.macadamiahair.com.

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Anti Gravity Spray by Kevin Murphy


ANTI.GRAVITY.SPRAY by KEVIN.MURPHY


KEVIN.MURPHY introduces ANTI.GRAVITY.SPRAY, a non-aerosol styling spray that is cream-based with a lavender scent. A weightless volume spray, it gives hair soft body and a flexible-strong hold and protects it from heat styling temperatures of up to 428°F.

Free of parabens and sulfates, KEVIN.MURPHY ANTI.GRAVITY.SPRAY is formulated with Manuka honey extract, a natural emollient that seals in moisture and softens hair to add flexibility. Lavender Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia) offers a balancing action that regulates the production of oil from the sebaceous gland while organic Lavender
Hydrosol achieves body and hold to all hair types. Grapefruit Extract promotes hair growth and is cellular regenerative. It contains high levels of Vitamin C and E beneficial to dry damaged hair.

Apply to damp hair before styling. Go ahead...Give it a shot!

www.kevinmurphy.com

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Quick Blowdry Smoothing Lotion - Simply It

Simply It Quick Blowdry Smoothing Lotion

The first all-in-one product to detangle, condition and style with hold, and in half the time. Also works on dry hair as a great style refresher and smoother. A formula so unique it’s called Simply It!

One product does it all! Use Simply It on wet hair to detangle and condition; when blow-drying your hair you will notice how Simply It reduces drying time while leaving the hair with long lasting sheen, smoothness and style memory without feeling heavy or sticky. Use Simply It on dry hair all day long-without product buildup-to freshen your style, smooth and add shine.

The ultimate styling lotion? Yes!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Beauty Skins Blow Dryer Giveaway by Hot Tools


Hot Tools Beauty Skins 
Turbo Ionic Salon Dryer Giveaway



Hot Tools Beauty Skins -Turbo Ionic Salon Dryer reduces drying time, maximizes shine, and eliminates frizz while helping hair retain its essential natural moisture.

Direct Ion Technology is the answer to the end of frizz and the beginning of smooth, silky manageable hair. With drying times up to 50% faster than non-ionic dryers, it’s a perfect marriage of form and function.

The 
Turbo Ionic Salon Dryer by Hot Tools features quiet operation coupled with powerful performance. It's also energy efficient without compromising heat or airflow.