Friday, March 7, 2014
(photo courtesy of www.ouidad.com)
If you have curly hair, then chances are you are familiar with Ouidad products. Ouidad, the “Queen of Curl”, has been styling the curly haired since 1984. She has the knowledge and know-how to help keep curls in check and to make them look gorgeous. She actually opened the first salon catering to curly haired clients.
Curl Recovery Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner & Styling Primer is a think, dense daily conditioner that is extremely luxurious. It almost glides onto the air and envelopes it in hydrating nutrients that help to moisturize, nourish and strengthen curls and smooth the hair cuticle. A triple Olive Oil blend combined with Shea Butter create an almost perfect canvas that will re-establish the natural curl pattern, so that styling becomes easier with any gel or cream. Green Tea Extract helps provide anti-oxidant protection and helps maintain healthy looking, gorgeous curls all day long. The dual-purpose formula is great for all curls, but is especially good for those experiencing dryness, frizz and breakage.
My hair is not overly curly, but wavy. It is enough that when I want to have really wavy hair all I have to do is poof it up some when I blow dry it. I guess I got lucky that way. My main problem is frizziness. I have the worst frizziness. That is caused by a lack of moisture in the hair. So this conditioner is welcome as it helps to ads a lot of moisture back into the hair.
Curly hair needs moisture to help the curl keep its shape, to help keep frizziness at bay and to make hair soft and manageable. Curl Recovery Whipped Curls is a perfect product to give curls what they need. It can be used 2 different ways. First, use it as a regular conditioner. Apply to hair and leave on for 3-5 minutes then rinse. Or apply to damp hair and use as a leave-in conditioner/style primer.
I like how this conditioner works either way. When used as a regular conditioner it seals the cuticle and leave hair soft, shiny and bouncy, very manageable. Add it in as a leave-in/style primer and it really does help to re-establish the curl pattern. In this way I do feel like I was able to get my hair extra wavy, almost to the point that it looks like I have real curls rather than waves.
Ouidad Curly Recovery Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner & Styling Primer retails for $26.00 (8.5 oz./246 mL) and is available on www.ouidad.com and in professional salons around the country. Like Ouidad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ouidad; Follow Ouidad on Twitter: @Ouidad; Subscribe to Ouidad on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OuidadTheCurlExperts and Follow on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+OuidadTheCurlExperts/posts.
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Thursday, March 6, 2014
OPI Celebrates the Muppets with Limited Edition Nail Lacquers Inspired by Disney's New Film Muppets Most Wanted #OPI #Muppets
OPI Celebrates the Muppets with Limited Edition Nail Lacquers Inspired by Disney’s New Film Muppets Most Wanted
OPI announces the launch of eight new limited edition nail lacquers inspired by Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted. With an all-star cast including Kermit the Frog, Constantine, Ricky Gervais, Miss Piggy, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey and the whole Muppet gang, this family comedy is directed by James Bobin and written by Bobin and Nicholas Stoller. Muppets Most Wanted opens in theaters on March 21, 2014.
“The Muppets are a fun-loving, colorful cast of characters. These eight new nail lacquers were inspired by their latest adventures in Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted, which include a glamorous international stage tour – and lots of surprises,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “Fashionable Miss Piggy is represented through soft pink, peach and pearlescent hues, as well as a frosty sapphire blue – Miss Piggy’s Big Number – to match her fabulous tour gown. The remaining four shades highlight the film’s unexpected elements and include a color-shifting mauve and three sparkle-packed lacquers – including my personal favorite Gaining Mole-mentum, a gold and rose chunky shredded glitter.”
Muppets Most Wanted by OPI includes the following shades:
Muppets World Tour
This white quartz with colorful sparkle is a global sensation.
Miss Piggy’s Big Number
Stand back… Miss Piggy’s on sapphire!
I Love Applause
This sheer, sweet pink deserves a standing ovation.
Let’s Do Anything We Want!
There’s no holding back this rose gold glitter with white confetti.
Kermit Me to Speak
Listen up… I’ve got lots to say about this rosy mauve.
Make your beauty mark with this shredded gold and chunky pink glitter.
Int’l Crime Caper
To miss this opalescent pearl would be the crime of the century.
Chillin' Like a Villain
My evil plan… to get away with this precious, sheer nude.
Muppets Most Wanted by OPI nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Muppets Most Wanted will be available March 2014, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail.
As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.
ABOUT DISNEY’S “MUPPETS MOST WANTED”
Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John G. Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, “Muppets Most Wanted” hits the big screen March 21, 2014. For more information, visit Disney.com/Muppets, like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/Muppets, and follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/MuppetsStudio.
(photo courtesy of www.auroradejuliismd.com)
A good cleanser is an essential part of a great skincare regimen. Without a good cleanser, your skin can end up looking dull, congested and full of impurities. Not to mention that most of your makeup can remain on the skin. A cleanser acts to remove makeup, impurities and any debris from the skin so that the rest of the regimen (masks, serums and moisturizers) can do its job.
The Oxygen Revitalizing Cleanser from Aurora DeJuliis M.D. is an example of a good cleanser. It invigorates and revitalizes the skin with ginseng, orchid and glycoproteins. These ingredients stimulate the skin and promote oxygen revitalization in the skin, which is lost as we age. Japanese green tea is added to help soothe the skin. It also has aloe vera juice to help soothe the skin, rosa canina fruit extract (wild rose) which is high in Vitamin C to condition the skin. And avocado extract helps to replenish moisture in the skin.
What do I like about this cleanser? Pretty much everything! It goes on nicely, it has a lot of slip (meaning that it flows nicely and feels good). It lathers well but it isn’t made with a ton of sulfates, only one sulfate is listed. Also, it does not take a lot of cleanser to get all of my makeup off. Do not get it near the eyes though, as it does sting some. Once rinsed off (which is easy to do, the later doesn’t feel like it wants to stay on the face) my skin feels clean but not dried out. I like that this cleanser leaves my skin feeling soft and clean, but not dehydrated. Some lathering cleansers can make the skin too dry. This one does not do that. My face feels ‘revitalized’ after using this cleanser, so I guess that it is doing exactly what it is supposed to do!
I have reviewed a couple of the Aurora DeJuliis M.D. products already. I reviewed the Soft Papaya & Pumpkin Masque and the Ultra Soy Peptide Cream. Both products are quite good. Take a look at my review: http://bit.ly/1fHF597.
Aurora DeJuliis M.D. Oxygen Revitalizing Cleanser retails for $45.00 (6.7 fl.oz./200 mL). The Aurora DeJuliis M.D. Skincare line is a complete line with cleansers, toners, serums, masks and treatment creams. I think it is worth checking this line out from the products I have tried. I like what I have tried out thus far and I am interested in trying out more of the line. It is available on http://www.auroradejuliismd.com/products. Like Aurora DeJuliis on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aurora.dejuliis.5 and Follow Aurora DeJuliis on Twitter: @auroradejuliis.
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STORY IDEA: Red Carpet Report/Celebrity Eyebrow Stylist/Joey Healy, Brow Police on the Academy Award Hits & Misses #joeyhealy #eyebrows #academyawards
R E D C A R P E T - O S C A R B E A U T Y
JOEY HEALY, BROW POLICE ON THE OSCARS RED CARPET HITS & MISSES
The world watched in awe as our favorite A-listers hit the red carpet at the 86th annual Academy Awards. While we were all fixated on their designer dresses, coiffed updos and fabulous jewels, celebrity eyebrow stylist Joey Healy was focused on the arches of the nominees. The stand out trend was beautiful, bold brows which have been all the rage since New York Fashion Week this past February. While some made the mark, others missed the cut. Brow Police Joey Healy dishes the hits and misses and also reveals how to get the brow looks of the Hollywood elite.
Lupita Nyong'o- We are a slave for your brows! With her stunning, rich skin tone, Lupita has a brow that gives striking definition to her face. Her eyebrows are in ideal contrast with her warm skin tone. Her charcoal-infused eyebrows are the perfect neutral shade without any hint of red or ashy undertone. Lupita’s bold eyebrows balance out her fuller lips and create a sense of harmony in her overall appearance.
Jared Leto- Forget the Dallas Buyers Club, let us welcome Jared to the Amazing Brows Club! Jared kept the fringy sprouts around the bridge of his nose without surrendering to a unibrow. His bold, handsome arches frame his eyes and make his baby blues pop. The supporting actor impressed eyebrow guru Joey Healy with his natural yet groomed brows that prove men can be eyebrow superstars too. The juxtaposition of his rough and refined red carpet look was embodied in his rebellious eyebrows. In the past his look has skewed pretty boy, but his 2014 au natural Oscar brow makes him all man.
Sandra Bullock- Sandy, your brows are out of this world! Their spot-on shade matches perfectly with her flowing chocolate locks. This is the brow we are seeing in the fashion world; bold but defined, effortless yet manicured. The success of this brow hinges on its ease and authenticity—they don’t look fake or drawn on. Her arches appear effortless and easy, the way we have all grown to love Sandra. Her beauty look is soft with just the right amount of definition. Her eyebrows look appropriately thick and contribute to her sultry eye makeup. Bravo!
Jennifer Lawrence – JLaw might be nominated for best supporting actress, but her eyebrows failed to support her glamorous look. Her red carpet brows underwhelmed Joey—they appeared feeble, patchy and neglected. They coast flat without the slightest hint of a much needed arch. This flatness paired with her upswept hair creates a disproportionately large forehead. Her stunning eye makeup looks incomplete without a resolved brow. What a missed opportunity!
Amy Adams– While Amy hustled at the box office this year, her eyebrows fell behind. Her arches start off with an enviable lushness but quickly fizzle out toward the end. This is a classic case of what Joey calls, ombre brows—see also receding tail syndrome. Without this uniform density, her eyebrows appear unfinished. The lack of definition at the ends highlight the fine lines around her eyes and fails to give her a much needed lift. Defining her brow with a soft powder would inject a youthful radiance to her look and help to balance out her bone structure. There’s always next year.
Meryl Streep- Meryl’s dysfunctional on-screen family isn’t the only thing that needs therapy; her eyebrows need help as well. Meryl is a legend with decades of experience on the other nominees, but she needs a brow look that demands equal attention. Her shape is too round and arches in the center, creating an unflattering rainbow that does nothing for her face. Meryl’s fair brows are too light and wash her out. Don’t fret, the solution is simple. They should begin at the bridge of her nose, arch 2/3 of the way out and be enhanced with an ash-toned powder. Presto, ten years off of her face!
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Spa Sonic Featured on E! News: Love it! Buy It!
Spa Sonic is now available through E! News: Love It! Buy It! Regularly $65, the Spa Sonic can be purchased for the exclusive E! price of $29 (55% savings).
Spa Sonic Face and Body Polisher is not only budget-friendly, it includes four brush head attachments unlike other spin brushes on the market today. A small brush for the face, a large brush for the body, a pumice pad for rough areas, and a facial sponge for microdermabrasion and reduction of fine lines are all included with the device. The multiple attachment options for the waterproof device make deep cleansing, exfoliating, tightening and minimizing of pores possible for both the face and body.
With gentle, Clear Skin Technology, Spa Sonic is specially designed with anti-irritating comfort bristles and can be used daily. Other brushes can be harsh on sensitive skin, leaving it red and irritated.
Available in white, lavender and pink shades. Four bonus attachments included. Long lasting AA battery four pack, (No need to charge).
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