Saturday, June 16, 2012

Full Brows and a Chic Twist On The Classic Chignon

Big plans for the summer weekends? An easy and chic way to get spruced up for a night out on the town is tying your hair back into a simple updo. Yes I said simple! Updos do not need to be complicated and time consuming, try a soft braided chignon with these tips from Edward Tricomi, celebrity hairstylist and co-owner of Warren-Tricomi salons. The look is perfect for balmy Summer nights!

“Nothing looks chicer than a classic chignon. It is timeless and elegant. By braiding the hair before wrapping into the chignon, you get a youthful, modern twist.” – Edward Tricomi, celebrity stylist and co-owner of Warren-Tricomi salons

If you want to avoid frizz on your night out, this style is ideal. When you get out of the shower, create a deep side part and then slick hair back into a low ponytail with leave in conditioner. This is key – especially in humid climates as the conditioner will weigh hair down and keep it hydrated so moisture does not seep into the hair causing it to frizz. For extra control, add a dollop of hair gel. Take the ponytail, do a simple braid and then twist into a chignon. Secure with an elastic. Smooth the style out with finishing cream and then a light layer of hair spray for extra hold.

BeautySage. Proven. For a Beautiful You.

We all love beauty. We all want beauty that works—that’s proven to work!  So Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen’s YouBeauty.com, created BeautySage.com.

BeautySage is an online store selling only beauty and wellness products proven to deliver on their claims. BeautySage.com puts every product we sell through this intense curation process.

1. Editors choose the best brands:At YouBeauty, we write about beauty every day, and review hundreds of products per month. Our seasoned beauty editors handpick the cream of the crop to be sold at BeautySage—the products that impress us, and have worked for us. The next big things in beauty.

2. Chemists test all claims: Beauty products claim to move mountains, but can they? That’s where our chemists come in. Led by industry expert Ni’Kita Wilson, our chemistry whizzes analyze label claims and the ingredients behind them, confirming in the scientific literature that these ingredients really deliver. They also analyze claims like organic, natural, vegan and paraben-free, making sure you get what you pay for. Our claims analysis is an ongoing process, and any product that's passed has a claims tab on its product page. If a product fails, it's removed from our offerings.

3. Real women submit honest, relevant reviews: We’ve sent a select group of YouBeauty quiz takers product samples to try and review based on their quiz results—their skin type, hair texture, stress levels, sleeping patterns, etc. They’ll tell us if a product works for them. Reading the opinions of those with similar science will help you decide if it’s right for you.

Antioxidant MaskWhat makes the cut? Beauty and wellness products proven to work. Finds that’ll change your skin (and your life). Products you’ll be proud to recommend to friends. It’s that simple!

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

CARLY RAE JEPSEN Loves DAVINES!

As you may have seen in the June 28th issue of US Weekly, pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen is a fan of the Davines For Wizards No. 14 Sea Salt Primer!  The culprit behind this summer’s biggest hit, “Call Me Maybe,” finds that the Sea Salt Primer is a must-have when she wants her hair to have that “beachy feel.”  
This salt-infused styling spray ($26 at www.davines.com) allows you to capture that “just-off-the-beach” texture anywhere your life takes you.  Simply apply to wet or dry hair with your fingertips for natural-looking wind-blown waves, as well as bombshell-body with a matte finish and a dry look.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Mirror Mirror Quiz and Maze Printables

Check out these cute printable's from the movie Mirror Mirror. There is a Maze and a Quiz. My little girl had a blast with these two sheets. There are cute for any little girl!


Brighten Up Your Bathroom with Colorful Tools!

Too often we hide our styling tools under the bathroom sink so no one will see them.  ONE Styling’s collection of Crush Dryers and Flat Irons are so colorful, you’ll want to leave them out for all to see!  These affordable, salon-quality tools use crushed tourmaline gem stones to smooth hair, eliminating frizz and protecting against split ends; meaning they are just what you need to combat the difficult summer weather.

Ergonomically designed for optimum balance and comfort, the Crush Dryers offer variable speeds and temperatures as well as an extra long cord for effortless use.  The gentle far infrared heat safely penetrates the hair follicle to minimize heat damage.

The Crush Flat Irons (available in 1” or as a Mini) have floating beveled plates that provide ultimate control during styling.  Wide temperature ranges make them ideal for any hair type, while the dual voltage make them travel must-haves.

You can show some love by liking One Styling on Facebook and on Twitter.

Where to purchase: You are able to make a purchase from the website. Crush Dryers and 1” Flat Irons cost $80 each, and the Crush Mini Flat Irons cost $30 each.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

Dad Can Look Good Too!

This Sunday is Father’s Day and who’s to say Dad can’t get a little me-time every now and then. On his special day, treat him to some organic grooming goodies from Melvita
SHAVING CREAM $25.00

What it is:  An ultra-creamy, foaming formula infused with moisturizing shea butter, aloe vera and birch sap to soften the beard, allowing for a more effortless, precise shave without irritation. This soothing cream also features a fresh amber scent and an innovative blend of papaya, lemon and olive leaves that helps slow beard re-growth.

How to use it: Moisten face with warm water. Lather slightly and apply evenly to face. Glide razor blade over skin. Rinse thoroughly.

AFTER-SHAVE BALM $28.00


What it is: A hydrating, reparative balm that replenishes the protective hydrolipidic barrier of the skin that can be damaged during shaving. This soothing formula contains ginger, candeia and calendula, which help prevent razor burn. A nourishing blend of fig, aloe vera, lemon and honey provides deep moisturization, while shea, jojoba and cypress nut restore skin’s health.

How to use it: Dry skin thoroughly and apply balm evenly over face and neck.  Apply regularly to promote skin’s suppleness and slow down beard re-growth.

FACIAL CLEANSING GEL $22.00

What it is:  A dual-purpose gel that exfoliates and cleanses skin. Gentle enough for everyday use, this gel is developed with jojoba wax beads and silica for superior exfoliation, while juniper, maple and birch sap deliver a deep clean, eliminating impurities and excess sebum and smoothing skin’s texture for an easier shaving experience.

How to use it: Wet the face, apply a small amount of gel (avoiding the eye contour area) and massage into skin using circular movements. Rinse thoroughly.

EYE CONTOUR GEL $34.00


What it is: A lightweight, non-greasy gel that diminishes the appearance of dark circles and other signs of fatigue under the eyes. This revitalizing gel formula can be used twice a day to rejuvenate the delicate skin under the eyes. It features buckwheat wax, caffeine and black elderberry flowers to firm skin, in addition to linden sapwood, Siberian pine nut oil, aloe vera, jojoba and shea for soothing and nourishing.

How to use it:  Apply to closed eyelids from the inner corner of the eye towards the temples. Repeat for the area beneath the eye.

You can show some love by liking Melvita on Facebook and following them on Twitter.

Where to purchase: Melvita products are available in the U.S. at its three retail stores in San Francisco and Newport Beach, CA and in Seattle, WA. Products are also available at www.usa.melvita.com and through leading online beauty retailer
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Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

The Best Father's Day Gifts Plus Review

Father’s Day is June 17th. This year treat dad with gifts that are as special as he is.

Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Men's Shower Gel Sampler $5.50

Every man needs options! This Shower Gel Sampler includes three full-size Signature Shower Gels in Ocean, Noir and Twilight Woods, 10 oz. each, perfectly packaged in a Dopp case. Dopp case is easily wiped clean.

Assorted Men's Shower Gel Sampler - 
Signature Collection - Bath & Body Works
C.O. Bigelow Men's Trio Gift Pack $35.00

This gift pack contains three of our hottest products for men: Bay Rum Hair & Body Wash, Bay Rum Aftershave and a 1.7 oz tube of our famous Premium Shave Cream.

Jeep® Wrangler King Of The Road By Teleflora $46.95

Put the petal to the metal for Dad on his special day with bright flowers in a ceramic replica of the classic Jeep® Wrangler. He’ll get a kick out of this delightful keepsake and keep it on his desk to give his spirits a lift all year long.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

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