Monday, September 30, 2013

CinderellaHair Makeover 2 - Sparks of Red


Lengthy Desires 

Makeover Magic with Hair Extensions 

Do you long for the feel of silky strands that caress your shoulders and roll softly down your back? Do you need to add fullness and volume to your thin and otherwise lifeless strands? Look to a Cinderella Hair extension specialist to lengthen and or expand your precious locks into luxurious and lavish lengths.

Starting with thin, flat, mid-length hair, colorist Nina Berea brightened up Brandi’s color to a stunning platinum blonde hue. Next hair extension specialist Nona Maria added six bundles of #S600 (Alpine Blonde), two bundles of #S613 (White Blonde) in 22-inch lengths and three bundles of 20-inch Fantasy Bright Red. After blending the extensions in, Steve French finished off the look by curling large sections with a large iron. He backcombed at the crown for height and pushed her bangs to the side and then coaxed the curls into softly rolling curves.

Using only the finest quality human hair, Cinderella Hair has developed the easiest professional-use method of applying hair extensions to existing hair. It comes in a wide array of colors, textures and lengths and features soft and flexible hair for a natural-looking extension. Cinderella Hair is a perfect match to any hair color, length or texture. For more information about Cinderella Hair extensions, please visit www.CinderellaHair.com.


Credits: 
Cinderella Hair 
Color: Nina Berea 
Extensions: Nona Maria 
Styling: Van / Steve French 
Hair Assistant: Courtney Verrecchia 
Makeup: Jaime Queenin 
Wardrobe: Lindsay Dean 
Photo: Taggart Winterhalter for Purely Visual 

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

Saturday, September 28, 2013

New Velvet Lip Pencils by Mirabella


New Lip Shades for Fall

Mirabella Beauty delivers richly pigmented color that lasts with the launch of new La La Lips Velvet Lip Pencils! Available in six on-trend coral, pink and red shades for fall, Velvet Lip Pencils feature raspberry extract BerryFlux Vita to moisturize lips and preserve elasticity. The range includes Pop (bold coral), Sweet (petal pink), Love (bright cherry), Red (brick red), Rose (fuchsia) and Blush (deep pink) and provides a long-wearing formula that stays put without bleeding.

Velvet Lip Pencils will be available at professional salons and on mirabella.com beginning September 2013 for $23 each.

 For more information, please visit www.mirabellabeauty.com


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

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall Faves Giveaway!



Fall Faves Giveaway 

$400 in Beauty Products!

As we head into the fall season, we look forward to all the transition brings; from turning leaves to a break in the weather. Fall also dishes up a renewed sense of style and a whole new opportunity to show off your greatest asset: your hair! 


To step into the season with flair, we're revisiting some of the fab faves in hair and skincare from the recent past. We wrap it all up into a nice neat package and offer you the Fall Faves Giveaway!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hair Trends - Smooth to Wavy by Paul Mitchell

One Haircut, Two Ways to Wear it
Go from chic to flirty and ready for a night on the town! With a great haircut and the right Paul Mitchell products, it's easy to change up your look for any style situation.


GET THE LOOK: Sassy Waves

GET THE LOOK: Perfectly Polished



Thanks to our friends at Paul Mitchell for sharing this great 2-for-1 look! See more here: http://www.paulmitchell.com/en-us/TheBuzz/StyleFile/HotRightNow/Pages/130609-1Cut2Looks.aspx

  • Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sensitive Skin Line by SImple


Simple Sensitive Skin Line 
The Simple brand was born in the UK in 1960 and was the first to create a cleansing product with no perfume and no color. This unique positioning was designed to care for sensitive skin. Today, Simple is the UK's #1 skincare range — made with no dyes, perfumes or harsh irritants that can upset your skin. Simple made it's debut in the US in 2012 with products suitable for all skin types — especially sensitive skin — with skin loving ingredients and added vitamins for natural, healthy-looking skin.

New additions to the hypoallergenic line, include the Moisturizer With SPF 15, Foaming Facial Cleanser, Makeup Remover Pads, Facial Wipes, and more). Add TLC to your skin care routine with soothing ingredients like chamomile, antioxidants, and vitamins. 


My take: Having somewhat sensitive skin, I find the line a refreshing option for my cleansing ritual. I especially like the Foaming Cleanser for daily use, as I find it effective but gentle and look forward to trying the Facial Wipes, which would be handy anytime. I'd like to keep them in my gym bag and even at my desk. Needless to say, I'm a fan of the line and look forward to any other new additions!


http://www.simpleskincare.com


Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article and I purchased my own products. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Volume for Men - Cleansing and Conditioning


Pump up the Volume for Him!

Looking for some full volume body for your man's 'do? Check out these editor faves, sure to perk up his fine, flat and thinning tresses! 

Take fine or thinning hair to a new level of fullness! Full Impact bodifying shampoo by Redken gently cleanses hair and scalp to help eliminate build-up, residue and excess oils that can weigh hair down. Exclusive Thick-Lift Technology with patented Intra-Cylane and protein helps strengthen and thicken hair with texture and fullness. Hair gets a lift and makes a fuller impact!

One of PHILIP B's most acclaimed products, 
Peppermint & Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo is a clarifying cleanser and powerfully active aroma-therapeutic scalp treatment in one. Formulated with sixteen pure plant extracts; eleven essential and carrier oils; and a potent, active dose of 2.3% pure peppermint oil, the shampoo works as a local anesthetic to soothe scalp tension, stimulate circulation and leave your scalp feeling tingly fresh and clean.

Turn fine hair to turn into thick beautiful locks with the L'Oreal Professional Serie Expert Volume Expand Shampoo. This shampoo is perfect if you want to add volume to your hair without weighing it down. It cleanses and nourishes your hair and scalp. It moisturizes your hair and revives your hair shafts so that you can have stronger, shinier hair.

Fekkai Full Volume Shampoo is a luxurious formula that works well on limp hair to give it bounce and life. It's enhanced with a combination of herbs and proteins for extra body and quantity. For thin and limp hair, this shampoo works wonderfully. Helps thicken and enhance each hair strand while stimulating agents add body and quantity. Specially formulated body-building proteins and herbs 

This revitalizing conditioner from Jack Black protects hair from environmental stress and the drying effects of the sun so hair is revitalized, healthy and primed for new growth. Expansion Technology, unique nano-technology with micro-sized particles, delivers Creatine and Wheat Protein, potent body-building ingredients, into each hair shaft, increasing the thickness of each strand for a volumized, full appearance. 

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

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tresemmé Unveils Smoothing Line



Tresemmé Smoothing Line

Are you looking for the secret to silky-smooth hair? Don’t let unruly frizz get the better of you. Look no further than Tresemmé's brand-new Keratin Smooth Collection, which includes shampoo, conditioner, serum, and heat-protectant spray that makes hair shiny and sleek for up to 48 hours. It's no secret keratin works wonders, and the low-sulfate formula means healthier hair. Ger ready to say so-long to frizz with the latest salon innovation!


http://www.tresemme.com

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

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Youth Renewal by Nexxus



Nexxus Anti-Aging HairCare

Nexxus’ first anti-aging line that combats eight signs of aging hair: volume loss, breakage, roughness, less shine, dryness, brittleness, unruliness and loss of color vibrancy. Nexxus 
Youth Renewal Anti-Aging Hair-Care replenishes and revitalizes for more vibrant, youthful-looking hair. The line includes:


Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Shampoo gently cleanses hair to help rebuild volume, vibrancy and vitality.

Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Conditioner provides lightweight nourishment to help preserve volume, vibrancy and vitality.

Youth Renewal Elixir Rejuvenating Elixir is a lightweight leave-in treatment that helps rebuild hair’s strength by reducing breakage* while making hair look more youthful and vibrant in just seven days. 
*vs non conditioning shampoo. 

Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Dry Shampoo weightlessly cleanses hair in between washes for increased volume and freshness.

Youth Renewal Plump & Lift Blow Dry Spray, infused with VITA-8 Complex, builds thicker-looking hair by providing weightless volume that lasts all day.

http://www.nexxus.com


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

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Nail Trends at NYFW

OPI @ NYFW for Spring Preview


OPI kicked off an exciting time at New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week starting with BCBGMAXAZRIA at Lincoln Center. Models walked the runway wearing Samoan Sand, a soft neutral shade perfect for Spring 2014.  To see more from behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week, see video below or visit http://www.opi.com/.



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

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Color POW! Cuccio Colour Launches Neon

Introducing Cuccio Colour Neons


Nail pros - Check out this new mix of dynamic bold, bright colors that will ignite any fashionistas' creative spark. Seven colours not enough? Add a little SHOCK VALUE glitter top coat and have another seven looks to illuminate your finger tips! Shock Value is a great way to transform these seven classic neons into several shocking new nail styles!


This collection adds all kinds of mixing options as well as keeping nails on the tip of the neon trends. The line includes:
  • Glitter Coat =Shock Value
  • Purple = Elec-Trick
  • Blue = Lightening Strike
  • Dark Pink = Fusionista
  • Light Pink = Recharge Your Battery
  • Orange = Say Watt?
  • Green = Alternative Energy
  • Yellow = Power Trip
http://www.cuccio.com/

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

Saturday, September 7, 2013

CinderellaHair Makeover 1 - Red Haute





Fire on High 
Do you long for the feel of silky strands that caress your shoulders and roll softly down your back? Do you need to add fullness and volume to your thin and otherwise lifeless strands? Look to a Cinderella Hair extension specialist to lengthen and or expand your precious locks into luxurious and lavish lengths. 

For this rich red-hued re-do, colorist Chelsea Haines took the existing medium brown color and applied a fabulous fiery red hue. Extension specialist Nona Maria stepped in and added 22-inch lengths of CinderellaHair extension to this model's naturally frizzy, curly and shoulder touching length using two bundles each of #34 (Tahitian Red), #35 (Henna Red) and #36 (Hot Red). The extensions were cut to blend into the natural hair and then volume was added all over by drying the hair with a large round brush. Large sections were curled with a large iron and then were pinned up and allowed to cool. Once set, the pins were removed and then the hair was brushed and fingered through to leave a sultry wave. 

Using only the finest quality human hair, CinderellaHair has developed the easiest professional-use method of applying hair extensions to existing hair. It comes in a wide array of colors, textures and lengths and features soft and flexible hair for a natural-looking extension. CinderellaHair is a perfect match to any hair color, length or texture. For more information, please visit www.CinderellaHair.com.

Credits:
Cinderella Hair
Color: Chelsea Haines
Extensions and Styling: Nona Maria
Hair Assistant: Courtney Verrecchia
Makeup: Jaime Queenin
Wardrobe: Lindsay Dean
Photo: Taggart Winterhalter for Purely Visual



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

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bamboo Beach Mango Coconut Refreshing Dry Shampoo by Alterna


Summer Fresh Tresses with Bamboo Beach Mango Coconut Refreshing Dry Shampoo
Refresh hair between washings without getting your hair wet using Alterna 
Bamboo Beach Mango Coconut Refreshing Dry Shampoo. This silky must-have dry shampoo infused with a tropical mango coconut scent, provides tousled texture and a fresh look. 

To use, simply apply to dry hair as needed. 
Tilt the bottle and lightly shake near roots to release product, massaging in using your fingertips.

http://www.alternahaircare.com/


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

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Lanza Keratin Healing Oil Collection

Experience the Next Generation of Keratin Treatment

Introducing the Lanza Keratin Healing Oil Collection. This system restores elasticity & strength to hair, replenishing optimal moisture. It helps protects haircolor while it builds noticeable body and volume.

A restorative blend of four botanical oils moisturizes and nourishes dry, stressed hair. This unique blend contains Abyssinian Flower Oil, Coffee Seed Oil, Acai Fruit Oil, and Babassu Kernel Oil. Together, they provide lightweight moisture and protection – they won’t build up on the hair or leave hair greasy or limp. Contains NO Argan Oil, which tends to harden and discolor the hair over time. Phyto IV Complex also provides the ideal balance of Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6) to maintain proper moisture levels.


Lanza Keratin Healing Oil Collection:
• Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment 
• Keratin Healing Oil Shampoo 
• Keratin Healing Oil Conditioner 

To find a retailer near you, please visit www.lanza.com.

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

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Flex Shaping Hairspray by Living Proof



Living Proof 
Flex Shaping Hairspray
This revolution in hairspray, by Living Proof, lets you set, style, and finish damp or dry hair.

Flex is powered by a flexible web technology to create a malleable holding network between strands as opposed to the glue-like coating of traditional hairsprays. It’s a lattice of staying power that weaves throughout hair, to bend rather than break for a style that’s workable, brush-able, and touchable. A true styling solution for any step in the styling process—never stiff, never heavy.
Use on damp or dry hair to set, style, and finish any look. It creates long-lasting volume and touchable control with heat protection up to 450°. Flex  offers  shine and humidity protection  with no flaking or build-up. 

http://www.livingproof.com/

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