Friday, October 31, 2014

Cherry Blooms Brush On Fiber Eyelash Extensions

Instant Eyelash Extensions In 60 seconds with a Mascara


Introducing Cherry Blooms Brush On Fiber Mascara - The 60-Second Eyelash Extension kit that includes a transplanting mascara gel and a natural black fibers tube. When paired, the duo gives you the look of false eyelashes with zero glue, zero mess and zero fuss. Create lashes that are 300% thicker and longer in less than 60 seconds. The results are comfortable to wear, lightweight and just as easy as applying normal mascara. 


Each eyelash extension kit has a shelf life of 3 years, and lasts for 4 months with continuous daily use, meaning no more expensive salon visits and time wasted attending appointments. Sweat and cry proof, cruelty-free & 100% natural, Cherry Blooms Brush On Fiber Eyelash Extensions are Safe for contact wearers.  




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, October 29, 2014

Cleansing Conditioner by WEN

WEN Cleansing Conditioner 

WEN Cleansing Conditioner is an interesting new concept in hair care. A 5-in-1 formula, this one product takes the place of your shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and leave-in conditioner. This non-lathering product cleanses hair thoroughly without lathering or harsh ingredients. It's designed not to strip your hair and scalp of natural oils,leaving your hair with more strength, moisture, manageability and better color retention.

In a 3-week study of users of WEN Cleansing Conditioner, hair was more moisturized, most noticed that WEN added more shine and while 95% reported that hair became more manageable.



KEY INGREDIENTS
Glycerin: A humectant that provides moisturizing benefits to the hair.
Chamomile Extract: Used for its soothing and calming properties.
Wild Cherry Bark: Formulated to help condition the hair.
Rosemary Extract: Designed to soothe hair.
Panthenol: Designed to help strengthen hair and restore resilience.



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, October 25, 2014

All-Style Blow Dry by Bumble and Bumble

Bumble and Bumble All-Style Blow Dry

This one-step wonder creme for healthy, fine and even oil-prone hair fights frizz, protects against heat damage, and has (invisible) microfine oil-absorbing powders to extend the life of your blow dry right from the start.

The Flat Brush 

Create straight, polished styles. Expertly crafted by Kent Brushes in England with bi-level boar and nylon bristles and a smooth beechwood handle.

The Perfect Blow Dry 
How to Create a Straight, Smooth Look
  • Rake a dime-size amount of Bb. All-Style Blow Dry through hair, roots to ends.
  • Hand-dry hair with fingers.
  • Create four sections no larger than the brush’s width.
  • Starting at the roots, use The Flat Brush, lifting to create smoothness.
  • Mid-shaft to ends, direct blow dryer down length of the hair.
  • Rake hands through hair. Smooth for a sleek finish.
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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, October 22, 2014

DrySpell Color Protect Dry Shampoo by ColorProof

ColorProof DrySpell Color Protect Dry Shampoo

Cast a DrySpell for instantly clean, refreshed hair. Invisible microfine powder of corn starch, rice and clay absorbs excess oils for weightless texture and body when you need it most. Extends your blow dry by 1 – 2 days. Advanced ColorLast System™provides unsurpassed color and heat protection. Refresh, volumize and maximize your blow out without ever leaving a messy residue. 
It’s your secret weapon for recharged gorgeous hair.

To use, shake can well and then section hair. Mist 3 – 5 inches from scalp focusing on root area out. Gently rub in with fingers to distribute outward and then style as desired. Great for all hair types.

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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, October 19, 2014

Whipped & Creamy Shea Body Butters by Out of Africa

Out of Africa Whipped & Creamy Shea Body Butters

Feather light, fluffy and fast absorbing, Out of Africa’s NEW line of Whipped and Creamy Shea Body Butters offer a decadently soft finish in 4 all natural scents: Vanilla, Lavender, Lemon Verbena, and Pomegranate.

Ideal for the face, lips, elbows, heels, and anywhere else your skin needs instant hydration, Out of Africa’s Whipped and Creamy Shea Body Butters are made with 100% pure, natural, unrefined shea butter that is hand harvested by women’s cooperatives in West Africa. These rich velvety body butters will glide on smoothly and penetrate deeply, melting quickly into the skin without feeling greasy or sticky.

Loaded with the bonus of healthy fatty acids and antioxidants A, E & F, these body butters will provide ultimate nourishing, hydrating and anti-aging benefits. Shea butter will help to reduce the appearance ofstretch marks, fine lines, cracked skin, scars and many other ailments. It can also help soothe psoriasis and eczema.
Price: $12.99, 3.4oz via www.outofafricashea.com, www.drugstore.com & www.iherb.comPurchases will help to provide education and medical care to children and women in Africa.


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, October 17, 2014

Style Edit - Color Rush & Glitter Rush


Get Your Glam Fix

From a team of superstar scientists and stylists who desire to solve your biggest hair concerns, find your fix with Style Edit. The new limited-edition Color Rush is a temporary spray for trendy metallic color that works on all hair shades.Perfect for runway inspired looks. The easy-to-use color comes in metallic teal, metallic red and metallic pink for a fun punch of color or go for Glitter Rush, a temporary hair glitter spray for the ultimate glam-up. All sprays dry quickly and wash out easily. Give it a go!

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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, October 14, 2014

China Glaze Twinkle Collection

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Nail Star

‘Tis the season for gathering with friends and loved ones, and dreaming of the future. This holiday season China Glaze introduces Twinkle, a collection of shades that perfectly capture the spirit of the season, sparkles in the night sky created by glowing lights, the softness of fresh snowfall and visions of the new year. With 11 new shades and one special effects top coat, China Glaze Twinkle collection also features nail art kits and gift sets perfect for gifting the manicure addict in your life.

China Glaze Twinkle features 11 new polishes and one effects top coat:

  • I'd Melt For You: Icy silver chrome
  • Meet Me Under the Stars: Holographic glitter in a black base
  • Dancing & Prancing: Multi-color glitter
  • Tip Your Hat: Classic red crème 
  • Pine-ing for Glitter: Forest green glitter
  • December to Remember: Dark blue iridescent shimmer
  • Out Like a Light: Dark grey crème
  • No Peeking!: Rich eggplant shimmer
  • Define Good…: Sultry cranberry shimmer
  • De-Light: Gold and holographic staple glitter
  • Feeling Twinkly: Dark blue glitter
  • Chillin’ with My Snow-mies: Multi-sized white snowflake overlay
Make this holiday one to remember with the China Glaze Twinkle collection, available in November 2014 at fine beauty supply stores and salons nationwide including Sally Beauty and Ulta (individual shades MSRP $7.50).

 www.chinaglaze.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, October 11, 2014

Hope-ti-mis-m by ULTA

Hope-ti-mis-m 

Hope + Optimism

With a message of hope and optimism, THE SALON at ULTA Beauty Artistic Team proudly unveils an inspirational collection of alluring new looks. Each offers a courage-filled and cure-bent vision in honor of and in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


For this series, the talented Artistic Team went for an eclectic mix of textures, shapes and finishes for the hair and makeup while tying in an unmistakably vintage vibe with the fashion. Somewhat ornate, sometimes frilly and other times freshly formfitting, the appeal is inherently refined and is nothing less than fabulously feminine.
Mirrored Musing (above)

The Hair: This short version of the pixie pays homage to the classic Twiggy hairstyle of the early 60’s. Worn smooth and slightly longer on top, this timeless cut is accented with a splash of pink at the root, which offers a thoroughly modern twist and an air of womanly confidence.

The Makeup: An all-pink palette adds a very soft feminine touch and nicely accents the splash of color in the hair. The eyes offer some shimmer of pink and vanilla tones but are well lined for a slight 60’s twiggy tie-in. The blushing cheeks bring out a youthful exuberance and liveliness that matches her smile and rosy lips.
The Fashion: The nude sheer top with chunky rhinestone pattern clothing blends a 1970’s hippie off-the-shoulder blouse silhouette with the heavy use of rhinestones, which was a popular fabric embellishment for party dresses throughout the 1920’s. A time travel through some of the most exciting decades in both fashion and hair brought harmony and innovation to this confident look. Haute Hippie, www.hautehippie.com

Swept Away 
The Hair: A somewhat gamine hairstyle circa 1980 is turned ultra-feminine through the use of pastel color accents and a flutter of curl through the heavy, side-swept fringe.

The Makeup: A tender smokey eye is outlined with a sparkling plum, contoured with cocoa brown and highlighted at the brow bone with a creamy vanilla. A full lip in a deep fuchsia shade complements the overall palette, adding emphasis to her strong features.

The Fashion: The feminine feel of the hair was complemented with a classic ladylike piece both in silhouette in the flowery details. This 1950’s vintage silk-chiffon ruched bodice dress features pink and green flowers crafted in silk and velvet. Southpaw NYC Vintage, www.southpawvintage.com. 

Seeing Forward 


The Hair: This mid length hairstyle offers all-over fullness and volume for a robust shape. Internally, layers and wisps of bright pink add both dimension and movement evoking some serious but scandal-free sex appeal.

The Makeup: A perky pink pout accents the flutter of the color wandering through the ends of the hair while a softer pink punch adds color and dimension to the cheeks. For the eyes, the lids were done with a fluid line caressing the lashes, and contoured with a tawny birch and cool beige. A matte vanilla underneath the brow enhances the perfect frame for these glamorous eyes.

The Fashion: To compliment the voluminous hairstyle, a body conscious silhouette was selected for the wardrobe. The above shoulder hair was ideal to show an interesting neckline and textured details throughout the clothing so a sheer nude crop top with silver chain fringe was chosen along with a silk nude neckpiece with metal and silver beaded accents. Haute Hippie, www.hautehippie.com.



Conjuring Hope 

The Hair: A towering twister of frothy pink and purple tones, this overstated shape is a very modern version of a 60’s inspired Beehive.
The Makeup: Lighter pinks swipe softly across the eyelids while an ultra-fine line traces the top edge before blasting outward with lengthy, fawny lashes. It is all tied in with a bold pink brow emphasizing a kissable pink pout on a flawless face.

The Fashion: A vintage 1920’s dusty pink dress embellished with intricate silver beadwork. By looping in one of the pink shades from the hair into the clothing, a visual harmony was maintained in the vertical line of sight running through the image. Southpaw NYC Vintage, www.southpawvintage.com


Ignition

The Hair: This honey-toned length spans from darker roots and blows outward into a free-flowing shape.

The Makeup: A rose pink lip is balanced with shades of soft lavender and sparkling white gold for the eyes. The delicate smokey eye is accented with flirty lashes and a hint of highlight at the outer brow line. Lastly, a touch of petal pink adds a healthy hint of color at the cheekbones.

The Fashion: This one-of-a-kind baby pink silk tulle ball gown features a silk bodice that is corseted with hand picked Parisian feather and rhinestone accents. Pairing this voluminous, frothy dress with this hairstyle balances the final image and offers a soft translucent quality for a slightly frilly airiness. Vincent Licari Couture, www.vincentlicari.com


Credits
Hair: THE SALON at ULTA Beauty Artistic Team
· Feliciano Abad-Olivas
· Kara Anderson
· Akiiki Hill
· Haley Kimble
· Jimmy Nurmi
· George Psomostithis
· Doris Sanchez
Makeup: Monica Vazquez and Samantha Manuzak
Fashion Stylist: Colleen McCann 
Fashion Styling Assistant: Eva Marcus
Photos: Taggart Winterhalter for Purely Visual

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Cure by White Sands Hair Care


Introducing Blur Cream 
for Hair

Using high tech cellular bridging and smart micro-gel fillers, White Sands Hair Care’s The Cure will ‘blur’ hair imperfections like split ends and smooth out damaged hair fibers. This conceals all visible cuticle flaws and provides an even surface texture. Like the skin care version, The Cure acts like a soft focus shield or photo filter for your hair.

The Cure 24/7 uses a new scientific process called “Cellular Bridging”. This innovative process stimulates hair cell renewal with Micro-gels so tiny they instantly fill cuticle cracks, leaving each strand smooth and repaired up to 7 days. It also serves as a second skin to moisturize internally while repelling humidity, restoring internal moisture and making tresses stronger, smoother, and shinier.

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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, October 6, 2014

Deep Treatment Masque by Shea Moisture


A rich treatment that deeply moisturizes and repairs hair, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque provides a protective barrier from heat and thermal tools. It’s great to hydrate over-processed, dry, brittle or damaged hair. Sea kelp trace minerals detoxify hair while argan oil restores shine and rebuilds hair elasticity. Shea butter deeply moisturizes and repairs damage to hair and scalp.


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, October 4, 2014

All-Natural Swim & Sport Collection by Babo Botanicals


All-Natural Swim & Sport Collection

Babo Botanicals has unveiled its new All-Natural Swim & Sport Collection with soothing cucumber and aloe vera. It's designed to replenish, hydrate and purify hair, scalp and skin. Perfect for moisturizing parched hair that has been exposed to sun, chlorine or minerals, this formula is gentle enough for children to use. It contains Babassu Oil, a Brazilian seed, which is known for its emollient properties and Provitamin b5 that detangles, repairs and strengthens hair. An infusion of replenishing Organic Cucumber and Aloe Vera soothes and protects against dry, brittle hair.




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, October 2, 2014

Argan Oil Sleek and Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner by Bain de Terre



Bain de Terre Argan Oil Sleek 
and Smooth Duo 

I was given the opportunity to try Bain de Terre’s Argan Oil Sleek and Smooth Duo on my coarse, dry, frizzy hair.

According to the company and their website, this duo works to tame unruly hair and reduce frizz with weightless control, even on the most humid days. The lush, paraben-free, smoothing shampoo and conditioner are infused with argan and monoi oils to lavish hair in soft, sumptuous, silky perfection. So I set out to see what it could do.

I washed my hair once daily, lathering up with the shampoo and then rinsing and following up with the conditioner for a week. I allowed the conditioner to set a few minutes while I shaved my legs in the shower and then simply rinsed as per the directions.

I could tell, even with my hair being wet, that my strands were smoother and less coarse feeling. After blow-drying normally, I flat ironed to finish off the look. Running my hands through my finished hair, I could feel a bit more softness than normal and the scent that stayed behind was slightly exotic but not overpowering. 

One lucky US-based winner will receive their very own full size Bain de Terre’s Argan Oil Sleek and Smooth Duo. Enter to win below:

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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.


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