Monday, May 30, 2016

DetoXsoak Kit

Cuccio Naturale DetoXsoak Kit 

“Total body health begins with the feet” 

Designed as a service for spas, try this for yourself at home for super soft feet. It was originally created as a stand-alone treatment featuring a 15-minute DetoXsoak of feet in warm water, followed by a DetoXsoak Somatology technique massage of feet and legs to help balance, de-stress, and refresh. 

This Cuccio DetoXsoak kit includes 8 DetoXsoak packets, one 4 oz DetoXsoak Somatology Massage Serum, and technique cards. The 
DetoXsoak Somatology Massage Serum contains the natural anti-oxidant properties of vitamin E, pomegranate seed oil, vitamin C, and the hydrating benefits of Argan Oil.

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. 

One lucky US-based winner will receive the full kit of 8 treatments. 

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Omega-3 Replenishing Hair Treatment by Ouidad

Ouidad Omega-3 Replenishing Hair Treatment

A nourishing hair treatment that provides hydration and superior shine to rejuvenate hair Omega-3 Replenishing Hair Treatment by Ouidad utilizes a potent blend of omega fatty acids (Omega-3, 6 and 9). This formula helps restore the natural lipid barrier of the hair and fortifies its protective surface layer. This deeply hydrating, wash-out treatment breathes new life into hair.

Made with Ouidad’s proprietary amino acid cocktail—including flax seed oil, passion fruit seed oil, and acai pulp oil—the formula recreates the protective lipid barrier and rehydrates the hair shaft, restoring and replenishing lost moisture. Harvested from the seed of the macroloba tree, indigenous to the Amazon rainforest, the certified organic macroloba oil in the formula helps to promote softness and shine as it delivers both conditioning and reparative benefits.

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 19, 2016

Korean Sheet & Facial Masks by Miss Spa

Miss Spa Korean Sheet & Facial Masks

Introducing three new Miss Spa Korean Sheet and Facial Masks: Oxygenating Bubble Foaming Mask, 24k Gold Crème Mask and Bamboo Charcoal Clarifying Sheet Mask. Their Korean formulated treatments deliver quick, professional results in the convenience of your own home. Each product is free of sulfates, parabens, fragrances, and artificial dyes and is never tested on animals.

Miss Spa Oxygenating Bubble Foaming Mask

Delivers refreshing oxygenating effect to revitalize dull, tired looking skin with white tea and pineapple extracts.

Give skin a breath of fresh air with Miss Spa Oxygenating Bubble Mask. Infused with antioxidant-rich white tea extract, this self-activating crème mask turns into a refreshing, bubbly foam when applied to skin to reinvigorate and reenergize. Pineapple fruit extract and vitamin B3 work to gently help exfoliate and even skin tone, revealing optimum clarity and radiance. Skin is left looking and feeling hydrated, revitalized and healthier than ever.

Miss Spa 24k Gold Crème Mask

Pampers skin in rich hydrating crème to unveil a smoother, younger looking glow with pure gold and peptides.

Treat skin to the gold standard with Miss Spa 24K Gold Crème Facial Mask. Infused with skin-smoothing peptides, this luxurious crème mask targets signs of aging to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Pure 24K gold promotes luminosity while powerful moisturizers and peptides work together to deliver maximum hydration and encourage elasticity. Skin is left looking and feeling firmer, smoother and super soft for a more youthful glow.

Miss Spa Bamboo Charcoal Clarifying Sheet Mask

Targets pore-clogging dirt and oil to reveal clearer looking skin with bamboo, charcoal and soothing botanical extracts.

Help skin take on a new clarity with Miss Spa Bamboo Charcoal Clarifying Sheet Mask. Infused with purifying bamboo charcoal extract, this natural mask pampers skin as it locks in the clarifying formula to help absorb pore-clogging impurities. The soothing blend of botanical extracts help balance and calm redness, while vitamin B3 targets dark spots and unevenness to help reveal a more radiant tone. Skin is left looking and feeling brighter, smoother and fresh for a more refined complexion.

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hair Advice from our Panel of Experts

Ask The Experts @ Focus on Hair

Have a question for our hair experts? Drop us a line! In the mean time here's what they have to say about some of your previous hair questions: 

Q: Are messy buns okay to wear to work?

It all depends on where you work and what their dress code is. The messy bun, when done well, can be super-chic, but is not always best suited to all office environments. They may be better suited for the creative field, BOHO looks and casual Fridays. If you work in a conservative office environment, consider going with a classic smooth bun, French Roll or even a swingy pony, but with accessories to help tie it into your wardrobe. Nothing too fancy, as simple and understated is always best for work.

Pon Saradeth - Pon International

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Q: Is the Ombré / Sombré haircolor craze over or is it just getting into high gear?

Creative ombré and sombré haircolor trends are still popular. This trend is not over, although the salon haircolor application techniques are changing. Most women like to enjoy these multi-dimensional looks as they offer low maintenance as these looks grow out. That is why balyage is also now so popular as it is being used to blend the hair and haircolor on the top of the head with the haircolor on the bottom to create a much softer and more blended look. 

Kaz Amor -Você Haircare

Q: How is texture (curl / wave) now being incorporated into the most current hair trends? 

It is important to note that the newest spring hair fashion directions are that texture is now being incorporated into every trend using softer textures and natural looking hair. With texture being used in the latest bed head looks, loose beachy curls, upstyles and every form of natural waves and curls; the new looks are really very soft, feminine and pretty. The only texture trend that is not happening is the old fashioned perming techniques of the 70s and 80s.

Wendy Matovelle - Hair Culture Salon, Pembroke Pines, Florida.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Surface Hair Care Giveaway

Surface Hair Care Giveaway

Surface is high performance, salon exclusive hair care that respects personal health and the earth. Inspired by salon owner and International Hair Stylist Wayne Grund along with the Surface Art Team comprised of stylists and salon owners throughout North America, Surface was founded on the promise of “Respecting Personal Health and the Earth”. 

Surface incorporates sustainably harvested ingredients and certified organic botanicals in all products. All Surface products are infused with the Color Vita-Complex. This complex combines Ceramide 3 and Vitamin A,C,E antioxidants, which locks color into and onto the hair by playing the essential role of helping to eliminate the free radicals following color services and preventing the oxidation (break down) of the color molecule. Together these ingredients combined with heat create the ultimate in color locking technology.

SURFACE CURLSSurface Curls is for all curl textures and hair types. It uses certified organic Cocoa Butter, Babassu Oil and Amaranth, which melt into the hair soothing brittle, frizzy curls on contact. The line is rich in vitamin K, while Cocoa provides hair with healthy elasticity and control and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids moisturize. 

GIVEAWAY - Worth over $70 retail!
One lucky US-based winner will receive these three products above. The giveaway includes Surface Curls Shampoo, Curls Conditioner and Curl Whip Mousse. This shampoo and conditioner hydrate, detangle, soften, and shine while the mousse hydrates and offers a natural, frizz-free hold. This curl-friendly threesome comes in a handy gift box. 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.