Saturday, January 30, 2016

Flake-Free Winter Tresses


Ditch the Itch
How to Avoid Dandruff In the Winter


The dry air of winter months often brings fun little white flakes that manage to dot dark winter wardrobe at the most inappropriate of times. Yes, we’re talking dandruff here folks and it’s an embarrassing itch that simply needs to go away!

Between arid winter air, blasting heaters, less frequent brushing or shampooing (you know it happens), and regular use of circulation stomping woolen hats, colder months seem to be the most active season for the scratchy matter.

In addition to the contagious fungal form of dandruff, flakes can also be caused by a buildup of hair products, improper diet, use of certain medications or aggravated by high amounts of stress. There are also hormonal, hereditary and allergic issues to take into consideration but those may be best left up to your doctor for treatment.

Click here for some suggestions for combating flakes.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Calm Serum by Osmosis

Osmosis Skincare Calm Serum

Redness, dryness, and itching: it’s time to change the way youthink about retinol with Osmosis Pür Medical Skincare’s Calm Vitamin A Serum.

All possible through patent-pending skin technologies, Calm’s star feature is Liposome Delivered Retinaldehyde. Unlike traditional Retin A, Retinaldehyde stimulates 1000 times more collagen than retinol without inflaming the skin. Calm restores the protective barrier and rebuilds the thin dermis during age-reversal, which also firms and hydrates the skin.

With the irritation of traditional retinoids eliminated, Osmosis tackles yet another setback of Vitamin A: poor penetration. By incorporating Retinaldehyde into a liposome, Calm’s penetration is amplified (an important factor in the use of Retinols because of their size). Now, this powerful age-reversing serum achieves a research proven 600% increase in ingredient delivery!

As a result, Calm offers users a dramatic restoration of the skin rejuvenation process. It encourages the skin to calm inflammation, increase skin nutrients and immune repair, and as the health of the skin is restored it is protected more from damaging UV rays. As it hydrates and tightens, Calm will also normalize the skin’s oil levels, making skin more radiant than ever before.

Skin Type: Designed for moderately-sensitive skin types

Directions: Shake lightly and apply 1-2 pumps morning and evening.

Price: $78 from beautystoredepot.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, January 26, 2016

Revitalize & Restore Duo by Hair La Vie

Hair La Vie Revitalize Shampoo & Restore Conditioner

Natural hair care system with 21 active hair loss fighting ingredients including keratin, peppermint, tea tree, marula, saw palmetto berries, and more...

Hair La Vie has announced the addition of Revitalize Shampoo & Restore Conditioner to their collection of cruelty-free hair growth accelerating products.

This natural hair care system rebuilds and protects the health of the hair from the outside in using a combination of 21 natural oils, extracts, vitamins, proteins and amino acids.  The formula keeps everything from the scalp to the ends of the hair in mind using saw palmetto, keratin, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, argan oil, marula oil and lemon oil.

Unnecessary buildup on the scalp can damage hair follicles and ultimately cause hair loss. Instead, Revitalize and Restore contain lemon oil (helps hydrate the scalp and prevent dandruff), marula oil (rich in vitamin C, E and essential fatty acids which moisturize the scalp without clogging the pores) and peppermint oil (helps to stimulate circulation in the scalp) among others.

With each use, Revitalize and Restore improves the overall health of your hair while making it more manageable and beautiful. Bonus? This is all done without synthetic fillers, harsh sulfates and parabens.

 www.hairlavie.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. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Initialiste Advanced Scalp and Hair Concentrate by Kérastase

Kérastase Initialiste Advanced Scalp & Hair Concentrate

Introducing 
Initialiste Advanced Scalp and Hair Concentrate - Kérastase’s first skincare-inspired serum for your locks.

A powerful blend of ingredients that gives hair optimal nourishment, Kérastase Initialiste Advanced Scalp and Hair Concentrate works to make hair shiny, stronger, thicker, and softer. Ceramides, essential molecules found in a healthy hair fiber, reduce breakage by strengthening hair fiber’s internal cement while conditioning agents nourish and soften strands. With continued usage, hair stays healthier from root to tip allowing it to grow longer with significantly less breakage. Lightweight, silky texture absorbs instantly without residue.

HOW TO USE
Use the following number of pipettes for the whole head. Recommended to use at least 3 times a week.

Fine Hair: 2 – 3 Thick Hair: 4 – 5

1. On cleansed, towel-dried hair, identify 2-5 sections according to the thickness of your hair.

2. Position the pipette directly at the root and scalp to apply 1 full pipette of the serum per identified section in a straight line from the front to the back of the head. Follow the pipette with your fingers to massage the serum into the root and scalp as you work through each section.

3. Once application is complete in all sections, massage the entire head to distribute the serum evenly and comb through. Do not rinse out.

4. Apply leave-in primer of choice and style as usual.

www.kerastase-usa.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. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Pureology Smooth Perfection

De-Frizz Color-Treated Hair

Frizz is one of the leading hair care concerns, with more than a third of women saying they experience it every day. Pureology’s Smooth Perfection addresses the issue with custom styling treatments tailored to every hair texture, and which help to achieve a frizz-free finish whether for hair that is coarse or fine, wavy or straight. Also, the range of products was developed to protect strands from color fading effects caused by heat tools, to provide long-lasting at-home blow dry results and frizz relief for up to 72 hours.

The Smooth Perfection system includes shampoo, smoothing lotion, frizz-fighting serum, smoothing cream and style shaping gel.

www.pureology.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. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Focus On Hair Magazine Launches

Focus On Hair Magazine Launches

Take a sneak peek at our magazine before our big launch! We're uploading content daily! Hairstyle ideas, tips and trends, product suggestions, how-to videos, celebrity style, and expert advice, just for you!

Also, register for our site and automatically be entered to win a $100 ULTA gift card. We draw one winner a month.



Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Jaimie Alexander's Style Evolution


Steal Her Style

Growing up in a family with four brothers, it makes sense that Jaimie Alexander is cast to play badass characters throughout her film and TV career. From Sif in the superhero film Thor, or its three sequels, to her character as Jane Doe in NBC’s Blindspot, she is no stranger to the action hero status. However, Jaimie also has a softer side, which is obvious with her many red carpet appearances.

Pieced out waves add interest to Jaimie's chin length bob, which Jaimie wore to a red carpet event at the 
Arclight Theater in Hollywood, California.

Get The Look: Activate natural texture by missing with a texturizing spray and rough drying hair with just your fingers. Blow-dry the side fringe smooth using a round brush. Work a small amount of styling paste through the rest of your hair, pinching and twisting sections to add pieciness.
Check out more of her style evolution over the years here:

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Makeup Revolution Affirmation Palette


Affirmation 32 Shade Eyeshadow Palette

Ultra-pigmented collection of neutrals, roses, coppers, plums, and charcoals encourage you to #believeinyourself!


Makeup Revolution USA launches their Affirmation Palette in the U.S. containing 32 intensely pigmented eyeshadows to take you from day into evening. This palette contains all the confidence you need with life-affirming shades of neutrals, roses, coppers, chocolates, plums and charcoals to guide you on the never-ending journey of following your dreams. They allow you to create the perfect smoky eye or a natural looking nude eye. Whatever your selection, the Affirmation Palette was created to boost self-confidence and self-love in the beauty industry. Experiment, live your dreams and move mountains.

Dreams do not work unless you do…. NEVER GIVE UP! #believeinyourself


makeuprevolutionusa.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, January 5, 2016

Get the Look: Priyanka Chopra


Priyanka Chopra's Signature Style

Priyanka Chopra of ABC’s Quantico heats up the red carpet with her signature looks. Graced with thick, wavy locks, this exotic beauty always steps out in style. Here are just a few of her more recent hairstyles and the products, tools and style tips to help you achieve her look.

Go for simple elegance with this delicate side-swept hairstyle.

Get The Look: Add a light styling lotion on damp hair and then mist your roots with styling spray. Blow dry sections using a large round brush to help control any natural texture but to also help add volume at the roots. Lift up on the sections and you blow-dry and turn the brush several times as you work throughout the entire head.

Mist large sections with working spray and, while avoiding the roots, curl section with a large curling iron. Continue until all hair is curled. Run a soft bristled brush through your hair, craft a side part and then pull your length low and to one side. Secure with an elastic band. Cover the band with a decorative accessory or wrap with a section of hair taken from under the ponytail.

To see more signature looks for Priyanka, visit Focus on Hair.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Kalea Rose 9-Piece Giveaway


New Year's Giveaway
Let's start 2016 off right with a giveaway! 

Kalea Rose 9-Piece Giveaway

Based on a previous review, we're proud to offer nine products from this boutique haircare line by master colorist and celeb stylist Martin Rodriguez.

Named for his daughter, the Kalea Rose line offers cleansing, conditioning and hair styling products for healthy looking results. Inspired by the free-flowing hair of curl-blessed Kalea as she would glide forward and back on her swing, these products offer easy-care solutions with an extended line specifically for thirsty curls and frizz-laden textures.

This year's giveaway includes nine of the signature products including the two mentioned 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. 

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