Friday, August 28, 2015

Chill ED Repair Reconstructing System

The Big Chill From Across the Pond

As the foundation to hair that rocks, Chill has created innovative colour specific shampoos and conditioners.


Chill uses exclusive pigments and natural extracts, moisturizers, proteins and conditioners to cleanse, nourish and protect your hair whether it's naturally colored or chemically enhanced. The sulfate and paraben free shampoos and conditioners leave hair luxuriously soft and silky while visibly amplifying and intensifying your color to emanate health and shine.

Chill has just launched three new products:

Chill ed repair reconstructing shampoo
As part of Chill’s three-step reconstrcuting program, this truly luxurious shampoo cleanses your hair and imparts rich ingredients such as milk protein, honey, keratin and silk amino acids. A fabulous repairing experience for sensitive hair and scalp.

Chill ed repair recontsructing conditioner
As part of Chill’s three-part repair system, this high performance conditioner is the perfect partner to ed repair shampoo. It closes the cuticle smooth and nourishes the hair to help hydrate. The combination of milk protein, honey, keratin, and silk amino acids really does leave your hair feeling hydrated, healthy with a great shine.

Chill ed repair reconstructor treatment
This intensive reconstructor/treatment repairs weakened hair and will assist in repairing chemically treated or damaged hair in 5 minutes! It’s deep penetrating action takes place when applied to your freshly washed hair; its combination of milk protein, honey, keratin and silk amino acids are activated when the treatment is left on your hair for just 5 minutes. Natural pH balance is restored and your hair is fully repaired and left feeling brand new with incredible lustre and shine.



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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

You Smell Soaps

De-Stink with These Fun Little Numbers

Introducing You Smell soaps. These raw, handmade bars are produced in the usa, are certified organic and use natural ingredients like goats mild and essential oils. The single use paper soap versions are made with allantoin, which is natrally anti-bacterial.

Can't decide which scent to try? Use a lot of soap? Or perhaps you're looking for a gift for someone and you want it to be life-altering. Consider the gift of a fragrant life filled with delicious scents, creamy lathers, and continuous compliments.

This set comes with one Lemon Bar, one Sweet Seduction Bar, one Divine Bar and three packs each of Lemon Paper Soap and Divine Paper Soap (25 sheets per pack).

Lemon
This invigorating scent is far more than meets the eye. With a medley of freshly picked lemons and rich verbena, your senses are awakened as it lures you in. A whisper of herbs and spices create an unexpected depth that's met by deeply addictive undertones of dry woods and musk accord. This is a timeless fragrance good for any gender, age, or occasion.

The First Impression
Ripe Lemon, Crisp Basil Leaves, Lemongrass & a splash of grapefruit

The Heart
Clary Sage, Spicy Nutmeg, Cardamom, and our secret fresh ingredients

The Lingering Undertones
Alluring Verbena, a blend of woods, and a clean musk accord

Sweet Seduction
Sweetness lures you in. Juicy peaches and vibrant Bergamot swirl together, opening up into a bright field of soft, ruffled peonies with delicate jasmine and freesia. The playful mix of fresh nectars and gentle flower buds mingle with a sultry warmth sure to evoke your inner goddess. Use wisely.

The First Impression
Juicy Peaches, Sweet Freesia and a kiss of Bergamot

The Heart
Fragrant Jasmine and Soft Peonies infused with our secret medley of intoxicating ingredients

The Lingering Undertones
Rich Vanilla, Patchouli, Sultry Tonka Beans, and Warm Sandalwood

Divine
The Divine scent captures the essence of angelic visions. You’ll wonder if you can smell the sunlight as it surrounds you with a white shimmering warmth. Its soft serenity and delicate blend of warm scents are matched with a radiant sense of pure cleanliness. Much more complex than the average fresh scent, your senses will be intrigued.


The First Impression
The Essence of Freshness

The Heart
Vanilla & Soft White Peonies
The Lingering Undertones
Clean, Rich White Musk & Smokey Sandalwood



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, August 24, 2015

Hypersilk Advanced Serum by Lasio


Lasio Hypersilk Advanced Serum

For the striking inner Starlet with hair that craves a lightweight gloss, Lasio Hypersilk Advanced Serum is designed to add sheen. With just a small amount, this Keratin infused elixir adds intense shine and tames fly-aways for hair types and styles.  Simply apply a small amount to ends of wet hair before styling or a small amount to hands to lightly skim the surface of dry hair to tame fly-aways. Also great to combine with smoothing products to make a light weight blow drying lotion.




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, August 21, 2015

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadows

Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadows

Bursting water molecule formula leaves high pigment, shimmering minerals that won't crease or fade. Featuring five shades, Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics has launched their line of Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadows. Each shadow’s unique loose powder consistency is made from concentrated minerals bound around water molecules. When applied to the skin, these water molecules burst leaving only the minerals left with high pigments and heightened hydration. Each burst instantly adds a stroke of bold, shimmering color and dimension to eyes with build-able, jewel tone hues. Just like the watercolors used to paint, the rich shades of these loose shadows can be applied in layers to add intensity; apply one layer to achieve a soft shimmer. 

Each finely milled texture features pulsating pigments designed to amplify eyes with a wet-looking finish that will not fade throughout the day. Infused with antioxidant-rich goji berry and green tea extracts, it hydrates, conditions and protects your delicate eyelids. Vitamins A, C and E further nourish by offering free-radical protection. The special formula also prevents creasing and caking.


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, August 19, 2015

Sunglitz Natural Sunsealer



Sunglitz Natural Sunsealer

A rich, luxurious daily conditioner specifically developed to be used after chemical services, Sunglitz Natural Sunsealer instantly closes the cuticle. It protects and maintains hair color and highlighting services.  For daily home use it detangles and conditions, protects the hair and leaves an incredible 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. 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Aquage Illuminating Gelade


Illuminating Control for Short Hair
A medium to firm-hold texturizer, Aquage Illuminating Gelade is a unique micro-emulsion that disperses fluidly, yet delivers exceptional 
control and hold. The perfect tool when a dramatic level of texture and randomness is desired, it adds the control of a gel with the texturizing ability and slip of a pomade. Illuminating Gelade may be used on wet hair for shorter styles or after blow-drying as a styling product.


http://www.aquage.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, August 13, 2015

Kevin Murphy Damage.Manager


Thermal Protection at its Best

Kevin Murphy Damage.Manager is an i
nstant heat shielding spray for temperatures up to 220ºC (428ºF)
.  Key ingredients include Arnica Root Extract - a natural herb that helps prevent inflammation, and Allantoin, extracted from the roots and leaves of the comfrey plant, which has long been used to expedite healing. This weightless spray mist is ideal to use just before applying thermal (heated) tools including hair dryers, flat irons, crimping irons or curling irons and wands. Spray on all over damp had before blow-drying or add to dry sections before curling, crimping or flat ironing.

kevinmurphy.com


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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Oribe Silver Pearl Eau de Parfum



Oribe Makes Scents 
Silver Pearl Eau de Parfum has been in Oribe's fragrance archive since the line's launch, loved by Oribe founders for its crisp, modern essence that captures the brand’s love of fashion. The scent, not to mention the upscale packaging design, is described best as the intersection where classic elegance meets the avant garde. Notes of leather and bamboo blend with bright green fig leaf for a scent as rare and unforgettable as, well, a silver pearl. A must-try for the modern woman!



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, August 9, 2015

Makeup Artist Angela Levin's Perfect Lashes


Get That Full Lash Without False Lashes

Want to look like you’re wearing false lashes without actually wearing false lashes? If your answer to that beauty question is “Hell, yes!” (and we know it was) then you need to watch this tutorial by People StyleWatch.

Style and Beauty Director Andrea Lavinthal gets the lash lowdown from Chanel celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin. FYI: You’re going to want to get your wand, curler and mirror in hand before you hit play so you can follow along with her brilliant tips.


For the full article or to see more beauty tips from StyleWatch, go here.



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, August 7, 2015

Scalp Exfoliate by Framesi

Purify Hair and Scalp

With delicate pure jojoba wax beads embedded in a soft emulsion, 
Framesi Scalp Exfoliate removes deposits of sebum, dandruff, dead skin cells and products fixatives. Its application stimulates blood circulation to the surface and prepares the skin to absorb the active ingredients of treatments readily Morphosis. 

Ideal for those with oily scalp, dandruff or product buildup, Framesi Scalp Exfoliate will leave hair and scalp clean and revitalized. Active Ingredients include refreshing and deodorizing Menthol, Shea Butter, an emollient for skin and hair and  refreshing and softening extracts of lemon, orange and pomegranate.



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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Pretty Little Liars - Get the Look

Hair Tips from Pretty Little Liars' Prom Episode & Season 6


Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC Family Channel © 2015 Disney ABC Television Group

To celebrate last night's prom episode on Pretty Little Liars, the show's hair department head hairstylist Kim M. Ferry shares her styling tips for the big dance along with other hair tips from season 6.



Prom Looks from “Last Dance” Episode #609

At this point in our season, my Hair Department’s “Top Hair Moment” is definitely the Prom Episode titled “Last Dance”.

We designed some great hairstyles, built, cut and added human hair extensions and intricate braids. I hired a jewelry designer, Mary Anne Brown (@energeticJewlry). She made me some beautiful custom hair accessories-all handmade for one special PLL. Interesting fact- Mary Anne picks stones that all have ‘energetic properties’ with the intention to bring joy to the wearer. I thought that was pretty cool to use on camera.



I even custom made some flower hairpins and a lovely hair braid I clipped into an updo for another PLL. We also established some fun hairstyles on our Rosewood High School background Prom guests as well. It was a big episode with loads of hair fun!


Tricks for styling the shorter cuts like Aria and Hannah








Their shorter, textured hair lengths look so good on both of them. As for styling now, I still use a good setting spray, before I curl them like White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Hold Thermal StylingSpray ($19.60). It can be used wet or dry. I usually spray each section I am going to curl. I like the softness of our “beach wave” looks, and have loosened them even more on Hanna and Aria in Season 6. 

We have more youthful looks in the first 10 episodes of our show created by letting hair hang around their faces and drift onto their shoulders. By using a 1-inch wide hot curling iron, I wrap 1-inch hair sections vertically around the barrel, hold for 4-5 seconds and then gently pull down on the curl and let the hair fall into place to cool as it hangs. This angle helps to give the effect that they walked out of the ocean and let their hair dry in the sun. I don’t usually use hairspray on either of them, but I do add my preferred oil to their ends daily: White Sands Orchids Oil ($26). Put a little on your fingertips and lightly add it to dry, tired ends and watch it smooth hair immediately. Orchids Oil really helps me with fly-aways, tangles and most notably it smells delicious too! (Yes, I use this oil at home in my hair too!)









The PLL’s hair has evolved a lot in Season 4, 5 and now 6. We are heading new directions soon and have even more hair surprises coming in the second half of the season! Be sure to tune in!








For the longer haired ladies (Spencer and Emily), best techniques for their loose waves

The technique is really very close to that for the shorter hair I described above. To create larger waves, simply switch to a larger iron. I think a 1-inch hot iron works great with longer beach waves as well. Still use a good setting spray, and curl vertically instead of horizontally and be sure to pull the wave out as it cools.


    

Favorite Products








And of course, my Heat Mats; HairFerry Hot Spot Mats ($20) - My mats come in 10 colors!



Character Hair Personalities 

Our PLL characters personalities and their “Hair Personalities” can change episode to episode. One day the girls could be at school, with long flowing hair in wonderful, shiny beach waves and then they can hop in a car and be up in “Sleuth Mode” with ponytails or have messy buns because they are hunting down answers on a dark night or maybe they all have disheveled, dirty hair because “A” has locked them all in a terrible place! The scenes unfold in our scripts and the writer’s descriptions often mold the look for every character on Pretty Little Liars. I take my direction and consult the producers and then the actors and create the best look for each moment we have on screen. I want everyone to be happy. Producers, writers, actors and of course our amazing loyal fans!


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, August 2, 2015

Paul Mitchell Curls - Giveaway


Control & Moisturize Your Coils

Paul Mitchell Curls is an award winning system that lets you celebrate your beautiful natural curls by hydrating and adding control. One lucky curly-haired winner will receive these four products from the line:

Paul Mitchell Spring Loaded Frizz-Fighting Shampoo
Rich lather gently cleanses curls without roughing up the cuticle to fight frizz from the start. Mild, soothing blend of sulfate-free surfactants gently cleanses curls. Ultra-calming and sulfate-free.

Paul Mitchell Full Circle Curl Therapy
Lightweight conditioning treatment hydrates, detangles, tames frizz and won't weigh hair down. Creamy formula smoothes, detangles and replenishes every curl. Hydrates thirsty locks and helps protect against damage.

Paul Mitchell Ultimate Wave
Forms, separates and adds loads of texture to create sexy, tousled beach waves. Soothing and smoothing mushroom extract fights frizz. Humidity-resistant for perfectly imperfect, frizz-free styles.

Paul Mitchell Twirl Around
Dual formula defines, separates, and tames unruly curls and waves without frizz or crunchiness. Crunch-free fixative leaves curls soft and touchable. Helps curls retain their shape and bounce all day long.

paulmitchell.com


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