Thursday, May 29, 2014

Salt Spray by Affinage Styling



Affinage Styling Salt Spray

Create bodified beachy waves with Salt Spray by Affinage Styling. This volumizing texturizer separates and enhances waves for that tousled look all year round. Perfect for all hair types, textures and lengths, Salt Spray offers a matte finish with a natural, non-sticky feel. Add bounce, body and loads of texture with this easy to use sprayer.

www.affinage.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, May 27, 2014

Hayadi Relief Hair Mask

Introducing Hayadi Relief Hair Mask
Hayadi Relief Hair Mask is a once a week treatment infused with organic aloe juice, coconut oil, avocado oil, and silk. These ingredients help hydrate and heal damaged, dry, and tangled hair and are best suited for extremely damaged hair and dry scalp.The soothing effect from these ingredients makes the hair feel healthy and look illuminated. With a unique pH balance, this product is guaranteed to leave your hair soft, and feeling smooth. Being paraben and sulfate free, it is a great choice for anyone with sensitive skin.

http://www.hayadi.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, May 25, 2014

Focus On Hair - The Magazine - Launching Soon

Online Magazine Launching Soon!

Launching this summer, Focus on Hair www.FocusOnHair.com the magazine will offer extensive hairstyle, cut and color trends, salon and hair artist spotlights, product features, reviews and recommendations as well as the latest in celeb-oriented style. Viewers will be able to look through a comprehensive and searchable database of hairstyles featuring multiple views of each look as well as styling and product use advice. Browse by face shape, hair type or texture, length, color, finish or occasion and check out suggested looks just for you.

Focus on Hair, the magazine, will also offer the latest hair products and tools, sorting by type, function and popularity, so you can rate the products or simply see what others have to say. Compare brands, ingredients and performance and even enter to win on-going product giveaways.


Be sure you have signed up for our online newsletter to become a VIP www.focusonhair.com.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Amika Rx Balancing Shampoo & Conditioner


Rx Balancing Shampoo & Conditioner 
Repair dry, damaged hair with the Triple Rx Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner by amika. Chemical processing and thermal styling can leave hair dry and brittle, but Triple Rx offers an array of rich, good-for-you ingredients that restore hair to a better state. Triple Rx Shampoo and Conditioner both make use of the replenishing properties of Obliphica, which contains a potent concentration of vitamin C and Omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9 that all work together to nourish and protect your strands.


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, May 20, 2014

Shape Factor 22 by Redken

Redken Shape Factor 22 

Go for maximum control with Redken Shape Factor 22 sculpting cream paste. This cream-paste feels like a paste but spreads like a cream for ultimate flexibility with a touchable feel. Hairspray polymers  provide serious sculpting but with a flexible finish. It's perfect for high control and a matte finish for short hairstyles and even upstyles. Redken Shape Factor 22 offers the ultimate sculpting, shaping and re-shaping versatility.




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, May 18, 2014

MAC Lipglass

Glassy Lip Finish by MAC


This unique lip gloss is available in a wide variety of colors and can create a high gloss, glass-like finish or a subtle sheen. Designed to be worn on its own, over Lip Pencil or Lipstick, Tinted Lipglass by MAC is the perfect product for creating shine that lasts. It's pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic colour. 

Tinted Lipglass contains Jojoba Oil to help soften and condition the lips. It's packaged in a convenient bottle with a sponge tip applicator that provides a quick, smooth, even application. 

My fave shade, Lychee Luxe, is shown to the right, but this fun little lip love'n product comes in a variety of colors. Find yours here: http://www.maccosmetics.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. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Biolage BioMatch

Matrix Biolage Unveils 
BioMatch Technology

Biolage has unlocked the secret code of nature to extend the brand to the next level of Haircare. Introducing BioMatch, a scientific innovation to design superior hair care to solve every hair problem.

Using science, Biolage has looked into nature and how it faces everyday challenges and asked the question, “How does nature solve it?” By learning nature’s mechanisms, Biolage reinvents itself, now mimicking nature, for the best results.


BioMatch includes four new systems:

Colorlast protects hair from color degenerating free-radicals, rebalances moisture to keep hair color looking fresh and evens out the hair surface to enhance shine. Hydrasource provides maximum moisture absorption and retention. With regular use, hair’s ability to absorb moisture is maximized. Volumebloom produces long-lasting, bouncy volume by multiplying inner fibers and building volume with flexible polymers. Smoothproof provides powerful humidity control by aligning the cuticle to lock out frizz-causing moisture while Clean Reset removes residue gently by preserving hair’s natural lipids.




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, May 11, 2014

Review - Royal Moroccan Hair Mask Treatment

Royal Moroccan Hair Mask Treatment Review 

I received a full-size jar of Royal Moroccan Hair Mask Treatment so I could check out how it works on my naturally coarse, dry, frizzy mess I call hair. This version is specifically made to provide intensive repair for dry and color treated hair, so I jumped in, well, head first, so to speak. 

The first thing I noticed was the high-end packaging with its foiled and embossed details on the box. Once inside the box, I gleefully opened the short, squatty jar to reveal the creamy-to-the-touch mask. The scent was light but appealing and the feel was smooth with a slight slickness, but not greasy. I could feel moisturizing even on my fingertips and once I distributed the dab onto my hands, the cream was absorbed quickly leaving a very delicate luster on the surface. 

In researching the label, I found a host of nourishing ingredients. Some of the key components include Shea Butter and JoJoba Seed Oil, which work as conditioning agents and Grape Seed Oil, a natural antioxidant that promotes the production of hair follicle cells. Borage Seed Oil is used for relieving many skin disorders such as eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and neurodermatitis, and is the richest known source of an essential fatty acid called gamma - linolenic acid (GLA). 

We all know the benefits of Olive Oil and are learning quickly about the benefits of essential fatty acids in Sweet Almond and Argan Oil. In addition to naturally occurring antioxidants, Argan nut extract offers carotenoids and contains very high levels of vitamin E, which all improve skin’s overall health and vitality. 

One ingredient I was not very familiar with is Dead Sea Water. Obviously it’s water form the Dead Sea, but I had not idea just how healing these waters can be. I doing some research, I came to find out that the Dead Sea area has become a major center for health research and treatment for several reasons. The mineral content of the water, the very low content of pollens and other allergens in the atmosphere, the reduced ultraviolet component of solar radiation, and the higher atmospheric pressure at this great depth have astounding health effects. 

Excited to see how the Royal Moroccan Hair Mask Treatment would do on my hair, I shampooed as usual, towel-blotted and then slathered on a fair amount of the mask, combing it through to help distribute the product. It sat for about 5 minutes, as per the instructions, and then was rinsed out. 

The results were really quite pleasing: soft, nourished and touchable hair sans the frizz ball I am accustomed to and the light scent stayed with me all day. If you deal with dry, unmanageable tresses as I do, definitely give this little gem a try! 


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





Thursday, May 8, 2014

Alterna Bamboo Blowout Kit

'Bamboo Blowout - Boho' Kit by Alterna

For perfectly beachy locks, give your hair casually gorgeous volume thanks to a kit by ALTERNA that’s filled with a trio of essential products. The kit includes 8.5 oz sizes of Bamboo Luminous Shine Shampoo and Bamboo Luminous Shine Conditioner as well as the 4.2 oz size of Bamboo Style Boho Waves Spray.

To use, simply shampoo and condition as directed. Spray Boho Waves on towel-dried hair and blow-dry or spray on towel-dried hair, shape with fingers and allow hair to air-dry. Spritz-dry hair with Boho Waves for added texture.


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 or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Hair Trend - Platino by IT&LY Hairfashion


Platino by IT&LY Hairfashion


Celebrity hairstylist Pasquale Caselle created Platino, an illuminating look for short hair.

First, the model's natural level 5 hair was pre-lightened with IT&LY's Blondly mixed with 40-volume Oxily Developer, lifting to a pale yellow. After shampooing, the hair was gently towel-dried and misted with Plusonda to condition and replenish the hair with vital nutrients and conditioning properties. Pasquale dried the hair preparing it for the toner application. He mixed IT&LY's Light + Passion's Platinum Blonde with 10-volume developer and applied roots to ends processing for 20 minutes. After processing the hair, it was shampooed and conditioned with Advanced Color Protection.

The hair’s integrity and luster is never compromised with IT&LY's Blondly and Light+Passion containing conditioning ingredients that the leave hair in a healthy, shiny and moisturized condition.

To style: Pasquale added a cocktail of IT&LY's Pure Fluid Experience and Pure Glaze running it through the hair to create the foundation.

Leaving the top and fringe area longer allows for versatile style changes. After shampooing and conditioning with Advanced Color Protection, Pasquale added a cocktail of Pure Fluid Experience and Thermoflatblow drying the hair with a small round brush. He created volume at the base while using the brush to serve as a hot roller giving each section a blast of warmer air followed by cool to set into place. Using a medium paddle brush, he smoothed the hair into soft sexy waves. To finish, he sprayed Pure Definition Hair Spray for a light natural hold.


Hair by: Pasquale Caselle
Makeup by: Linda Caselle
Photographer: Josh Tousey



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, May 4, 2014

Osmosis Pür Medical Skincare



Catalyst Serums by 
Osmosis Pür Medical Skincare
Osmosis Pür Medical Skincare has secured an official patent for three of their Catalyst products, the first ever DNA repair serums on the market. Catalyst, Catalyst Plus and Catalyst AC-11 are now patented for "Systems and methods for preventing cancer and treating skin lesions".

The Catalyst serums offer an acceleration in skin rejuvenation and repair, using patented formulations with leading scientific findings that positively impact the recovery of damaged DNA. These formulations can build collagen and elastin in the skin, while improving scarring, skin tags, actinic keratosis (some actinic keratoses may develop into a type of skin cancer) and other skin disturbances that relate to DNA damage. The end result is overall even, radiant skin.

The Catalyst family uses Zinc Finger Technology (ZFT) to repair DNA damage and assist in the production of proteins and antioxidants within the cell. A combination of amino acids and key co-factors improve wound healing, lighten pigmentation, reduce visible capillaries, and stimulate collagen and elastin production through a revolutionary process.


www.osmosisskincare.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. 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Hot Tools Dryer Giveaway



Professional Diamond Platinum Ionic Lightweight Salon Dryer by Hot Tools 

Featuring Direct Ion Technology, the 
Hot Tools Professional Diamond Platinum Ionic Lightweight Salon Dryer dries hair faster, increases softness and shine, helps reduce frizz, and sets the style. This lightweight dryer is quiet and offers 1600 watts of energy efficient power. It features an ergonomic design for user comfort and a NanoSilver infused housing.

Look for 2 speeds and 6 heat combinations with a cool shot to set the style. There's also a 
hanging ring, cord guard, an ALCI safety plug and an 8-foot cord.The lint filter is removable for easy cleaning the dryer comes with a double and a single concentrator as well as a pik. The ultimate drying and styling tool!

One lucky US winner will receive their very own dryer - a $52 retail value. Enter to win below.


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