Thursday, February 27, 2014

O2 Calming Gel by Le Mieux

Soothe with Le Mieux O2 Calming Gel

For those who are rosacea-prone or experiencing irritation and inflammation after removing make-up, waxing, chemical peels, IPL and extraction, Le Mieux introduces a powerful skin relief solution, O2 Calming Gel, which hydrates while instantly soothing and reducing redness.

“This soothing O2 Calming Gel is a must-have item for estheticians performing microdermabrasion, peels, hair removal, extractions and any aggressive skin treatment, especially on rosacea-prone or sensitive skin clients,” explains Janel Luu, CEO of Le Mieux. “While its primary function is to calm irritated skin, it also provides hydration, and can be used prior to a mask service, or mixed into a cream mask for added hydration. It’s also an effective conducting gel for use with ultrasound machines, and helps product penetrate deeply into skin.” O2 Calming Gel works on all skin types, including acne, rosacea and sensitive skin.

Le Mieux
 O2 Calming Gel contains:
  • Green and white tea extracts: antioxidants that protect and prevent damage from UV rays, reduce inflammation and irritation, while inhibiting the breakdown of collagen in the skin. 
  • Hyaluronic acid: which hydrates and plumps skin with up to 1000 times more water than its own weight, replenishing moisture levels in the skin for improved suppleness and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 
  • Allantoin: an antioxidant and anti-irritant that promotes cell proliferation and moisturizes skin. 
  • Various botanical extracts such as: oat, grape seed, aloe vera, comfrey, which help to soothe and calm skin. 
For more information on Le Mieux, visit www.lemieuxcosmetics.com.


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

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hot Tools Blue Ice Titanium Spiral Curling Iron Giveaway


Spiral Spring Curling 
Iron Blue Ice Titanium 


The Hot Tools Blue Ice Titanium Spiral Curling Iron is a professional heat styling tool designed with a smooth Titanium surface for snag-free styling and corrosion resistance. The short clamp grasps hair tightly, lets you easily wrap hair around the barrel. 

The Blue Ice Titanium Spiral Curling Iron is built using the patented Pulse Technology allowing it to quickly heat and maintain a constant heat for uniform styling. A rheostat control dial offers 10 heat settings while the lengthy thumb grip, extra-long cool tip, 8 ft. professional swivel cord, and convenient fold-away stand offers easy use. This specialty iron barrel style effortlessly creates beautiful spiral curls. 

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


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


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Moroccan Organics Hair Care Line



Natural Hair Care Solutions

 with Moroccan Organics 

Moroccan Organics was developed for truly professional performance and a cleaner, more natural, and organic alternative to popular consumer-driven argan oil products. All products in the Moroccan Organics line are free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, ammonia, TEA, SLS, formaldehyde, animal bi-products, or additive fillers. The line is certified by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for being both Vegan and Cruelty-Free.

Moisturizing and Repair Cleansing Rinse
Moroccan Organics Shampoo is a nourishing and cleansing rinse specifically formulated to gently yet thoroughly cleanse hair of product buildup, environmental pollutants, and other impurities without damaging color or texture. It is formulated with rich organic plant-derived keratin, organic argan root cellulose, organic lavender, organic rosemary, organic camellia extract, and organic jojoba oil to fortify and protect hair, calm irritated scalps, cleanse follicles, and minimize future damage caused by daily styling, heat treatments, and chemical services.

Structural Sealing Therapy
Moroccan Organics Conditioner is a structural sealing therapy formulated to nourish, detangle, restore, moisturize, and revitalize hair that has been worn or damaged by chemical treatment, heat styling, color services, or environmental pollutants. The conditioner protects and enhances color by balancing shine and creating consistent and lasting shimmer while it preserves and softens hair texture. This lush, concentrated daily conditioning balm doesn’t just sit on the surface. It surrounds dry, brittle hair with nourishing argan root cellulose, fortifying plant-derived keratin protein, soothing comfrey extracts, and concentrated jojoba oil helping to seal in vital moisture and create the perfect buffer against daily damage.

Certified Organic Argan Oil Treatment
Moroccan Organics is the world’s first 100% certified organic argan oil treatment designed to fortify hair with essential vitamins, amino acids, nutrients, fatty acids, and antioxidants. Unlike other argan oil products, which are made from argan tree kernels, Moroccan Organics uses cellulose extract organically harvested from the argan tree root. These cells have proven to have remarkable healing and restorative properties. This rare and precious oil provides an ideal color lock by conditioning, restoring, and sealing the cuticle while instantly ceasing all oxidative activity. By using argan tree root extract, Moroccan Organics is 7X – 10X more potent and effective than other argan oil products.

Restorative Hydrating Repair Cream
Moroccan Organics Hydrating Hair Mask is an intense treatment that penetrates the cuticle to help reconstruct structural integrity, rebuild strength, and restore elasticity of the hair. It is formulated to help improve texture and manageability and leaves hair looking healthy with incredible shine and manageability. The treatment provides exceptional color protection and helps reverse damage caused by environmental factors, heat stress, vigorous styling, and chemical color treatments.

Anti-Frizz Radiant Finisher

Moroccan Organics Anti-Frizz Hair Spray creates an invisible shield on the hair to lock in moisture-proof smoothness and repel dirt and oil while providing a lightweight hold while instantly reducing frizz and banishing split ends without leaving hair flat or greasy. It’s infused with silky hydrolyzed organic soy protein, conditioning comfrey root, and restorative organic argan root cellulose to provide vibrant results, add a natural shine, protect against ultraviolet rays and environmental pollutants, and extend the life of your hair color while combating the aging process. The product offers long-lasting, flexible hold, without leaving a sticky residue. It is ideal for creating and maintaining soft, natural styles. It can be brushed out easily without weighing the hair, yet strong enough to hold styles all day. 

moroccanorganics.com



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Friday, February 21, 2014

Texture Spray Defining & Finishing Spray by AG Color Care

AG Colour Care Texture Spray Defining & Finishing Spray

With AG Colour Care Texture Spray Defining and Finishing Spray create textured and completely carefree hair in a snap. Enhanced with sunflower seed extract and multi-tasking UV filters, this all-in-one spray provides a pliable, frizz-free finish with maximum sun protection, volume and shine. A unique blend of natural ingredients extends the life and vibrancy of color while protecting against sun damage.

www.aghair.com


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

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Shampoo & Balm by Uniq-One

2-in-1 Combination for Superior Hair


Uniq-One Shampoo & Balm makes achieving perfect hair easier and quicker than ever before. It washes thoroughly and gently and then conditions, strengthens and fortifies hair. It works to protect hair color, repairs damaged hair and provides heat protection. This sulfate-free formula also adds soft volume while increasing shine, silkiness and smoothness.

Step 1
Wet hair with plenty of warm water.

Step 2
Place Uniq-one Shampoo & Balm on your hand and apply it across the scalp. Add a little water to help work the product over the entire scalp.

Step 3
Massage the full length of hair, using a little more warm water to ensure the product is spread from the root to the tip. Note that it does not produce foam like conventional shampoos; this is because it is completely sulfate-free and so does not damage the hair. Leave to work in for approx. 1-2 minutes.

Step 4
Completely wash out the product with plenty of water making sure the entire scalp and the whole length of the hair is rinsed thoroughly.

2 applications:

  • Short hair: 10 g /app (size of a walnut) 
  • Medium hair: 15 g /app (size of a golf ball) 
  • Long hair: 20 g /app (size of 2 walnuts) 
Step 5
Finish off with Uniq-One Hair Treatment to get the best results.

1 application:

  • Short hair: 15 g /app (size of a golf ball) 
  • Medium hair: 20 g /app (size of 2 walnuts) 
  • Long hair: 25 g /app (size of an egg) 
uniq-one.com


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

Monday, February 17, 2014

SureThik Hair Thickening Fibers


Disguise Thin or Thinning Hair

Eliminate the appearance of thinning hair with SureThik Hair Thickening Fibers. This all-natural solution helps build hair density on fine or thinning hair for men or women. 

SureThik is rain, wind and perspiration proof, compatible with hair loss medications, and available in an array of hair colors. No special hair styling products are needed with this product, simply shake on the fibers and your hair will appear thicker and then easily shampoo it out. 

SureThik Hair Fibers and Strengthening Mist both have multiple uses such as a volumizer, dry shampoo, heat protector, and hair strengthener.

www.surethik.com

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

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Color Lover by Framesi


Framesi Launches Color Lover Line

Color Lover by Framesi is a line of shampoos and conditioners to counteract fading and extend the life of hair color. It’s deeply moisturizing to keep the hair soft, shiny and bright, giving the best results on all types of colored hair types.

Color Lover contains extracts of cereals, is rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidant enzymes of biotechnological origin for a perfect result on different hair textures. The line offers cleansing and conditioning solutions for balancing, moisturizing, volumizing, and smoothing.


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

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hail to the Heel Pedicure Kit by Gena


Gena Hail to the Heel Pedicure Kit

The Hail to the Heel pedicure kit by Gena offers everything needed to rejuvenate dry, callused heels leaving them feeling soft and smooth. 


The kit contains a 2 oz size of Pedi Care, a non-abrasive sloughing lotion with Peppermint Oil that exfoliates and sloughs off unwanted dead skin cells for smooth, soft skin. It also contains a 1 oz size of Callus Off. With Alpha Hydroxy Acids, this all-natural and fast acting gel is easy to apply and an absolute necessity for any pedicure. In only minutes this pedicure treatment break down calluses so that they can be filed and buffed away. In addition to a Pedi Sander 180/200 Dual-Action File the kits also contains a 3oz size of Intensive Heel Crème. This richly moisturizing treatment infused with Panthenol and Soy extracts, created by Callus off for extremely dry, irritated, callused heels. 

One lucky US winner will receive this heel-love'n kit - a $15 retail value. Enter below:

http://www.genaspaproducts.com/ 


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

Sunday, February 9, 2014

ChromaSilk VIVIDS Color Protect Aftercare by Pravana


Pravana ChromaSilk VIVIDS 
Color Protect Aftercare

Pravana has the answer to color fading with its new, exclusive ChromaSilk VIVIDS Color Protect Aftercare. This three-part system gently cleanses, thoroughly conditions and effectively seals strands to ensure long-lasting, vibrant color. 


Formulated to work with the special cationic dye system employed in VIVIDS shades, this new system preserves color and vibrancy like no other.

Products in the Pravana ChromaSilk VIVIDS Color Protect Aftercare include:

VIVIDS Color Protect Shampoo - Naturally derived coconut oil and palm kernel oil serve as ultra-gentle cleansing agents in this sulfate and salt-free shampoo. The pH-controlled, protein-enriched formula helps seal in color as it gently cleanses hair.

VIVIDS Color Protect Conditioner - Like the VIVIDS colors, this conditioner has a positive charge, enhancing the powerful adherence of the color. Natural botanicals and proteins deeply condition hair without the risk of stripping color.

VIVIDS Color Protect Sealing Spray - This lightweight mist places a protective veil of natural oils and an exclusive sunscreen system on the hair surface to lock in color and shield it from color-fading UV rays. Hair is left soft and vibrant with enviable shine.


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

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Highlight Stylist Collection by Pureology


Pureology Highlight Stylist Collection 

Experience the Pureology Highlight Stylist collection, the first series of styling products created specifically for highlighted hair. With three products specialized to maintain those gorgeous highlights, your color will stay both vibrant and fresh!

Gold Definer Contour Shine Gel is your golden key to eliminate frizz while Bodifying Luminator and Sea-kissed Texturizer are ideal to enhance your bouncy, voluminous texture or re-create a beachy look. Infused with olive, apricot and jojoba oils, this collection will maintain your highlights all season.

www.pureology.com



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

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sebastian Shine Shaker


Flaunt Light-Touch Radiance 

Go for seriously luminous locks with Sebastian Professional Shine Shaker. Ultra lightweight, this delicate spray enhances  hair with a mirror-like shine for a high-gloss, head-turning finish. Suitable for all hair types, it won't weigh  hair down or make it feel stiff, greasy or crunchy. It's ideal for achieving gorgeously glossy, healthy-looking hair. 

Use with hot tools for luminous shine and to protect hair from heat or spray on to finished style for added luster.
http://us.sebastianprofessional.com


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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Empowering Red - Color Trend


Power Red by IT&LY HAIRFASHION



To embrace the strength, love and emotion the color “RED” signifies, International Creative Director for IT&LY HAIRFASHION and Celebrity Hairstylist Pasquale Caselle has created a a robust color statement with Power Red. This sizzling glimpse into upcoming color trends, this mini-collection serves up a pro-access recipe for color success.

The formula, for our pro readers, is as follows: 
To achieve this signature Power Red color, Pasquale started with Anastasia’s natural hair color, which is a level 5. Pasquale mixed equal parts IT&LY’s Aquarly 7RF (Flaming Red Medium Blonde) and 7R (Medium Copper Blonde) applying first to the root area. While processing, he began slicing using IT&LY’s tube bleach Blondly mixed with 30-volume developer lifting the hair to a pale yellow. Once achieved, he removed the foils and ran the remaining 7RF and 7R mixture through the hair from roots to ends processing for 10 minutes. After shampooing and rinsing thoroughly, he gently towel dried the hair for the final step. 

Pasquale mixed IT&LY’s Light + Passion toner in Copper with 10-volume developer and then applied the color from roots to ends and processing for 20 minutes to add that extra power to the red. After processing,the hair was rinsed, shampooed and conditioned with IT&LY’s Advanced Color Protection to preserve and condition the hair. 

To style, Pasquale selected Pure Mousse Strong distributing it evenly through the hair and root area. Next, he used a large round brush at the root area for volume and lift, then switching to a medium round brush to finish the ends. For soft, sexy curls, Pasquale took large sections spraying each one with IT&LY’s Pure Texture and wrapping them around a 1.5-inch curling iron. To finish, he sprayed the hair with IT&LY's Pure Definition Hair Spray for great memory hold.

The result: Tousled texture with a sizzling and oh-so-empowering red.



Credits
Hair: Pasquale Caselle for IT&LY HAIRFASHION 
Makeup: Linda Caselle 
Photographer: Christian Ortega 
Model: Anastasia McMannus 

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