Thursday, April 30, 2015

Veil Foundation Primer by Bodyography

Bodyography Veil Foundation Primer

Since its release, Veil Foundation Primer has become a popular product with professional makeup artists. With anti-oxidants, vitamins A and E, Jojoba and Grape Seed oil, this weightless anti-aging primer fills in fine lines and wrinkles, prevents collagen breakdown and gives the skin a silky smooth, long lasting, flawless base. This primer extends the wear of foundation, aides in evening out skin tone (in time) and won't irritate skin. It's also proudly gluten free and vegan. 


Veil Foundation Primer is available in the original clear, bronzing and shimmer formulas, and three color correcting formulas.



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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mega Hold Hair Spray by ProRituals

ProRituals Mega Hold Hair Spray “Silver”Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

Go for instant hold and maximum shine with ProRituals Mega Hold Hair Spray.  Perfect for sets and creative hairstyles that require a strong finish, this fast drying, humidity resistant, extra hold formula provides lift and volume. It also dries and holds instantly for a perfect finish to any hairstyle. 


prorituals.com


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Sampler by Burt's Bees

Burt's Bees Buzz'n Spring Sampler

Celebrate the return of sunshine with ingredients like Mango and sweet Honeysuckle in this seasonal grab bag of 7 products and a festive pouch.

Super Shiny Mango Shampoo
Truly gentle, Super Shiny Shampoo rinses easily and helps reduce frustrating frizz. Hair looks healthy and brilliantly beautiful. Fortified with Mango Seed Oil and Fig Extract, this nourishing formula leaves your hair feeling soft, shiny and super silky.


Mango Lip Balm
Made with Mango Butter, this nourishing balm smoothes and nourishes for happily hydrated lips. One taste of its fresh, fruity flavor and your lips will love you with a passion.


Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion (2.5oz)
Creamy and sweet—and just what your skin needs to feel loved from head to toe. This dermatologist-tested nourishing lotion combines Milk, Honey and Vitamin E, along with Coconut and Grape Seed Oils for an ideal blend of nutrients.

Facial Cleansing Towelettes with White Tea Extract (10 ct)
Remove make-up, cleanse and tone in one easy step. Infused with vitamin-rich White Tea, calming Cucumber plus soothing Aloe, pamper yourself with our make-up remover wipes.

Tinted Lip Balm in Honeysuckle
For just a hint of color and a whole lot of conditioning. The Botanical Waxes in these softly tinted balms will take your lips to lovely in one pretty swipe.

Radiance Day Lotion Travel Size
This lightweight SPF 7 day lotion is specially created to enhance skin's natural radiance while Calendula and Golden Seal Extracts help to soften and soothe skin. Formulated with Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide to provide protection from the sun's harmful rays, discover this natural facial moisturizer with SPF for dull skin needing a youthful glow. Enriched with Royal Jelly, the result is naturally radiant, younger-looking skin.

All of this above with a special 
Mango & Orange Energizing Body Bar served up in a festive pouch!


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Liquid Wax by American Crew



American Crew Liquid Wax
American Crew introduces Liquid Wax, a versatile mens styling product that goes on like a liquid but has the styling power of a gel. Suitable for all hair types, Liquid Wax provides a flexible finish for easy styling without a tacky feel. Liquid Wax offers medium hold, control, and high shine hairstyles. Create infinite styles with this high quality grooming and styling product.




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Friday, April 17, 2015

Mother's Day Gift Giving Guide


Mother's Day Gift Guide

We're taking another look at these recent favorite hair care products to offer up some ideas in time for Mother's Day gift-giving. 


L'ANZA Healing Strength Shampoo & Conditioner

This daily healing duo contains Cystine Peptide Anti-Aging Complex and Keratin Healing system, which strengthens and restores youthful shine, strength and elasticity. 

http://focusonhair.blogspot.com/2014/07/healing-strength-by-lanza.html


Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Hairtherapy Oil Potion Light Finishing

A lightweight oil from 
Schwarzkopf's BC Bonacure line, Hairtherapy Oil Potion Light Finishing treatment is ideal for all hair types. This formula adds moisture and smoothness while speeding dry time. Hairtherapy Oil Potion Light Finishing treatment contains marula oil, which infuses hair with shine and softness without over-burdening or weighing hair down.

http://focusonhair.blogspot.com/2015/01/bc-bonacurehairtherapy-oil-potion-by.html

Oh Bee Hive! 
Dry Shampoo by TIGI Bed Head

TIGI BED HEAD's newest dry shampoo Oh Bee Hive! - A matte dry shampoo that absorbs the excess oils that drag hair down and leave locks limp. Simply mist on the super-fine powder to unlock volume, lift and sultry body. 
 Perfect as a pick-me-up between shampoos or to help create volume and lift where needed. Spray 10 -12 inches from hair, targeting the roots. Wait a minute, then brush or work lightly into hair.

http://focusonhair.blogspot.com/2014/01/tigi-bed-head-dry-shampoo-oh-bee-hive.html


Hairspray Addict
 Smoothing & Anti-Frizz Hairspray 

Hairspray Addict Smoothing & Anti-Frizz Hairspray is an ultra-fine, smoothing, anti-static, long-lasting spray that de-frizzes and keeps your lovely locks on lock down even in high humidity. 
Infused with a delicate Wild Plum & French Violet fragrance, Hairspray Addict Smoothing & Anti-Frizz Hairspray is ideal for hairspray users looking for a high hold, smooth, frizz-free finish. 

http://focusonhair.blogspot.com/2013/08/zotos-hairspray-addict.html



hbl Hair Care – Texture & Style System 

More than just another beauty product, hbl encompasses mind, body and senses to create a completely new experience of Health • Beauty • Life.

hbl Spray Mousse creates lift, flexible volume, texture and soft shine in an easy-to-use spray application. Panthenol plumps and moisturizes the hair shaft to make it appear thicker while Glycerin works as a humectant to keep hair moist while special resins create a soft luster.

hbl Texture and Styling Cream allows you to texturize and manipulate hair with a soft, shiny and flexible styling. Lanolin works as an emollient, which softens the hair while special resin blends including beeswax thickens, emulsifies and stiffens hair for a pliable hold.
hbl Thermal Styling Spray protects, seals and shines hair during all thermal applications including blow-drying, flat and curl ironing or for use with hot rollers. The exclusive no-sugar formula simply will not stick to thermal tools. It provides unlimited volume, movement and styling options and is excellent for use as a finishing and setting spray.


Bioken Enfanti MAXX Hair Strengthening Treatment 

Using plant cellulose, Enfanti MAXX Hair Strengthening Treatment permeates deep into the core of the hair fibers to strengthen strands while improving the texture. In addition to prolonging hair life, it increases and maintains elasticity and shine. Panthenol, a natural hydrating form of pro-vitamin B, softens and strengths hair by filling in cracks on the hair shaft, which in turn helps to add body and keeps split ends from forming.





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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Biomega FREEZE BABY by Aquage

Aquage Biomega FREEZE BABY 

Introducing Aquage Biomega FREEZE BABY. This micro-fine, quick drying, mega-hold hairspray gives styles long-lasting staying power with brilliant shine.It instantly freezes hair in place with advanced resin technology that evenly seals the hair’s surface for superior hold and luster. It also seals hair to lock out frizz and provide maximum humidity resistance.

Aquage Biomega FREEZE BABY dries quickly with an environmentally-friendly formulation. This spray won’t collapse your style yet combs through without flaking or leaving sticky residue. Omega-rich nutrients conditions while it holds to keep hair healthy-looking while UV protectants help keep hair color vibrant.

Use on dry hair as a finishing spray to instantly lock in style but can also be used as a root booster for immediate volume. 
Spray from 10-12 inches away, in short even bursts. The further away from the head the product is applied the better distribution. 


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Monday, April 13, 2015

Airy Curls - Get the Look

Get the Look - Waves Ahead

Look to Redken for the 411 on soft and airy curls. Try this style for yourself with these easy steps:

STEP 1: PRIME
Shake well, then mist Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry express primer onto damp hair.

STEP 2: STYLE

Layer on 
Redken satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion.

Blow dry hair in the direction you want it to lay, then apply 
Redken iron shape 11 finishing thermal spray section by section.

Curl hair using multiple sized irons, alternate elevations and curling techniques.

Pin each section to cool and when hair is cool, use your fingers to piece apart each curl.

Smooth the top area and around the face with a boar bristle brush. Mold curls into place.

Brush through for an airy look. Lock in shape with 
Redken control addict 28 extra high-hold hairspray.

STEP 3: EXTEND

Mist 
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry two day extender through the root area to refresh hair.




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Saturday, April 11, 2015

AnarKitty Ruby D3 Brush by Denman


Denman AnarKitty Ruby D3 Brush
This piece of art takes us back in time to the roaring 20s era. With influences from 'The Great Gatsby' and 'Mad Men'. Denman and AnarKitty worked closely together to create an image which displays the fashion and culture of women from the 'flapper girl' period.

The 'Ruby' artwork incorporates the famous flapper dress which women wore to dance the Charleston to a background of jazz music. A string of pearls have been added to the evening dress to complete the look. Also, not to forget the iconic 1920s finger wave hairstyle which has been finished with the Denman crown for a modern twist.


http://www.denmanbrushus.com/acatalog/AnarKitty-Ruby-D3.html

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Voluminous Curls with the CHI ARC


Easy Voluminous Curls 


Focus on Hair caught up with Albert Luiz, creative artist for CHI, at the Miss Universe pageant where he demonstrated how to achieve voluminous curls for Miss Dominican Republic. Watch below as he creates this beautiful style before your eyes!



About the CHI ARC

The CHI ARC is an automatic rotating curling iron that is now available in two new sizes: a 1 ¼” and ¾” ceramic barrel; each curls hair at the push of a button. The most unique feature to the CHI ARC is its automatic rotating barrel. Perfect for a user at any skill level, this spinning barrel will also help alleviate wrist discomfort sometimes caused by manual curling. With this automatic curling technique, the ARC effortlessly creates long-lasting, curl perfection. 

This styling iron is made with a ceramic heater that reaches up to 410°F in just 30 seconds, while the ceramic barrel ensures even heat distribution. The CHI ARC features an LCD digital temperature display to easily adjust your preferred heat settings which can be customized for any hair type. The top of the handle houses the right and left control buttons to twirl the barrel along with a reset button to bring the clip back to its start position for maximum ease. 

A new addition is the exciting “beep” feature which alerts the user when to release the curl. The intelligent technology of this iron takes into account that the barrel should be held in the hair within varying intervals, according to hair type - ultimately working to minimize heat damage. The result is an electronically advanced curler with even heat distribution to eliminate frizz and leave each curl soft to touch. 

www.farouk.com 



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Monday, April 6, 2015

La Muse Beauty Vitamins


La Muse Beauty Vitamins


La Muse Beauty is a brand that is focused on providing all-natural beauty vitamins. Their flagship product, Hair La Vie, is designed to change the face of the hair supplement industry, which currently includes a lot of unhealthy, unnecessary fillers, binders and artificial ingredients.

La Muse Beauty offers three all-natural products: Hair La Vie, PhytoCera and Moroccan Oil.


La Muse Moroccan Oil – 100% pure argan oil extracted from the kernels of organically cultivated argan trees from the coast of Morocco. As a non-greasy, all-natural moisturizer derived from healthy fatty acids and vitamin E, this oil restores hair’s natural shine and bounce.

Hair La Vie Vitamin – Helps repair and stimulate hair’s growth from the inside out, leaving longer and fuller hair. 

La Muse PhytoCera Anti-Aging Capsules - Phytoceramides are super-strong antioxidants that drastically reduce wrinkles, lines, bags under your eyes and any dry skin, all while firming, lifting and hydrating.


La Muse Beauty donates over 10% of profits to charity, supporting organizations likeGlobal Fund for Women, Save the Children, and Heifer International.



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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment Review



Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment
Soy proteins, panthenol, vitamin E and shea butter repair and protect, while willow bark helps soothe troubled skin. Natural tea tree oil, peppermint and lavender leave hair smelling great.


To use, simply apply a small amount and massage into scalp and hair for 3-5 minutes. Rinse completely.

My Take: As a fan of all things tea tree, I have to admit that this little number is a personal fave. In addition to soothing and invigorating my scalp, it also reconditions, repairs, protects and moistures. And the scent is to die for! 



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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

SheaMoisture Volumizing Options


Thicken up with SheaMoisture

SheaMoisture Organic Yucca and Baobab Thickening Shampoo is a sulfate-free cleanser that helps increase the density and thickness of hair while preventing breakage. Ingredients include Baobab Oil, which contains vitamins A, C, D, E and F that fortify and strengthen hair, Yucca that thickens hair and adds volume and Biotin, a powerful B vitamin that strengthens the hair follicle. Hair is left fuller and healthier.

SheaMoisture Yucca and Plantain Anti-Breakage Strengthening Conditioner's fortifying formula detangles and smoothes the hair cuticle for an improved appearance of split ends and frizzy hair. Infused with certified organic Shea butter, plantain and yucca for a strengthening formulation that helps hair resist breakage. Baobab oil and cilantro extract refreshes and boosts shine.

The SheaMoisture Story: Sofi Tucker started selling shea nuts at the village market in Bonthe, Sierra Leone in 1912. By age 19, the widowed mother of four was selling shea butter, African black soap and her homemade hair and skin preparations all over the countryside. Carrying on her legacy, her grandchildren now run the company, which is based in the US.

SheaMoisture.com 


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