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Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Draper James will be holding its “Lucky You” 48-hour flash sale starting Thursday, July 28th – Friday, July 29th. Items will be discounted up to 75% off and will include dresses, tops, skirts, bags, accessories and homeware. 







Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Violet Grey: Beauty At Its Finest

While it might not consumer your every waking moment, I’m sure you’ve at least sometimes wondered how – and where – celebrities go to get their always-glowing skin, never-dull lipstick and somehow-never-smudged smokey eye. Well, secrets out. Since opening the flagship boutique on Melrose Place in Los Angeles, VIOLET GREY has become THE Hollywood beauty destination, delivering the absolute best in beauty to A-listers like Kim Kardashian West, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, January Jones, Kate Bosworth and so many more.  

With shelves curated by the insiders who know best, and full of the world’s biggest beauty brands (plus a few of the indie gems that only insiders know about), VIOLET GREY is a haven for the most gorgeous gals (and guys!) go to get the job done.

Review: Joico K-Pak Luster Lock #Joico #LusterLock #hair #hairstyling #lustworthylocks

(product photo courtesy of www.joico.com)

Introducing K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock. This product is an instant shine and repair miracle for color-treated hair. It unlocks the secret to out-of-this-world vibrancy, while providing deep reapir, illuminating shine and the kine of super slip that gives your brush serious glide power. With one single use, prepare yourself for: #lustworthylocks! This is the perfect choice for color-treated hair, from blondes to brunettes, lowlights to highlights. 

How to use: Apply to dry hair as a pre-shampoo treatment for an extra boost of repair and protection. Or, treat clean, damp hair to a dollop of Luster Lock, then leave in 3-5 minutes, rinse, dry and style as usual. Perfect for fine or thick hair. The inside secret is the QuadraBond Peptide Complex.  It is stocked with deeply nourishing Manketti Oil and Argan Oils, which repair and seal hair's outer protective layer to lock in color vibrancy. Silk, soy and seaweed extract lend a unique "slip" to prevent damage during styling.

After use, hair is instantly softer, shinier and protected. It looks better and feels better. If you cannot get that out of your hair product then why bother using it? This is definitely a win-win. Hair is less damaged after use and color will stay in longer. This is an excellent product. It does a lot for damaged, color treated hair.

Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Luster Lock retails for $19.99.  Joico is only available in fine salons across the nation. Like Joico on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joico ; Follow Joico on Twitter:@Joico;Follow Joico on Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/hairtips/ and Follow Joico on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/joico/

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration) 

Review: Alterna Styling Care for Hair #Alterna #Hair #HairStyling

(product photos courtesy of www.alternahaircare.com)

Recently I was given the opportunity to try some styling care from salon professional Alterna Haircare. I must say that I am in love with this brand. Their hair care is extraordinary. It is very, very good. It is some of the best hair care ever used on my hair. I would definitely recommend giving Alterna a try. I tried products from the Caviar Anti-Aging line and the Bamboo line. 

Alterna gives you ultimate frizz control and smooth hair that shines like crazy. Instantly absorbing Kendi Oil with strengthening Organic Bamboo can be used as a treatment or as a styling primer to reduce frizz, impart intense shine and protect your color all while providing nutrients to the hair. It is best for thick and coarse hair types. 

I love this. My hair is naturally frizzy, so it is my go to product. It works. I love how it takes the frizz away and leaves gorgeous shiny hair in its place. Place a few drops in damp hair and rub throughout. As an oil treatment, apply liberally to hair and leave on for 10 minutes. Then wash out. 

Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist 4.2 fl.oz./125 mL $25.00
This lightweight, instantly absorbing mist can be also be used as a treatment or a style primer. It eliminates frizz, shields hair from heat styling tools, enhances shine and protects color all while boosting hair's health. It has Kendi Oil and Organic Bamboo. Best for use on normal hair types.

I use this when I don't want something as heavy as the oil. It is lighter and is easier to manipulate. Spray liberally throughout and style as usual. Use on dry hair to eliminate frizz and enhance shine. 

This ultra-dry, humidity-resisitant hairspray acts as a barrier against humid conditions, locking out frizz while locking in style. Water-light, it never leaves hair feeling stiff or sticky. 

Combined with the other Bamboo Smooth styling products, frizz doesn't stand a chance. Hair is sleek, smooth and stylish. It looks amazing. Style hair as desired, hold can 6-12 inches from head and spray hair liberally. 

Caviar Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist 4.8 fl.oz./141 mL $28.00

The Caviar Anti-Aging range helps to keep hair looking younger by the use of Caviar. This multi-tasking styler delivers instant and long lasting root-to-tip volume, providing flexible hold and leaving hair touchably soft. It has clinically proven to be shown that it will give you 2x the volume that you normally have. That is why it is called the Miracle Multiplying Mist. 

It works too. Spray at the roots on damp hair and style as usual. You will notice hair has much more volume than usual. 

Caviar Perfect Iron Spray 4.1 fl.oz./122mL $28.00

This is a heat activated spray for use with straightening irons and other heat styling tools. It protects each strand of hair for up to 450°F and 232°C. This spray locks in moisture to eliminate frizz and split ends. It reduces styling time and damage caused by the styling tools. It locks out humidity for long-lasting style. To use, spray on clean dry hair one section at a time prior to using heat styling tools. Repeat section by section until styling is complete. 

This is my new favorite heat styling spray. It works wonders for heat styling. The spray protects hair and lets the tool do the job but lets hair not get fried during the process. It is a rare spray that can actually do such a thing. Most of them are really just hype and don't do such a good job, but this one really does work well.

Repair your hair with Cavair RepairRx. The Multi-Vitamin Protection Spray helps instantly repair weak, distressed hair while boosting hair's immunity to damage. Without adding any weight to your hair. This has Vitamins A. C, B6, B12, E and Biotin. Vitamin A and C are anti-oxidants that protect against free radicals. Biotin, B6 and B12 restore strength, shine and body. Vitamin E nourishes, conditions and smooths hair. It also has intense heat and UV protection that prevents breakage and protects from heat up to 450°F.

This spray is like an intense version of the Perfect Iron Spray. It has more repairing aspects and is for hair that is in need of more repair. It can be used as a regular styling aid or as an aid to heat styling. If used for regular styling, apply to hair by spraying evenly through clean, towel dried hair. Comb through and style as desired. For heat styling just make sure hair is dry. This will protect hair. 

Caviar Working Hair Spray 7.4 oz./211 g $20.00

Achieve natural looking style with this ultra-dry brushable hair spray. It provides a flexible hold while adding fullness and shine to hair. All while being humidity resistant. Hair stays soft yet has great hold with this hair spray. Style hair. Hold can 6-12 inches away from hair then spray all over to achieve the amount of hold you need. For a softer look, brush through when dry. 

As you can see, I tried a good number of Alterna Haircare styling products. I was very happy with the products I tried too. Especially the anti-frizz and heat protetion products. These worked really well. These products are only available in fine salons across the country. If you find them anywhere else they are likely counterfeit. Like Alterna on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlternaProfessionalHaircare; Follow Alterna on Twitter:@alternahaircare; Follow Alterna on Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/alternahaircare/  and Subscribe to Alterna on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/c/alternahaircare

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(These were sent for consideration)

Monday, July 25, 2016

Review: Shopping Through The Fragrance Outlet #TheFragranceOutlet

(photos provided by www.brandbacker.com)

The Fragrance Outlet 

The Fragrance Outlet was founded in 1990 and owns and operates over 100 Fragrance Outlet and Designer Fragrance stores. Their concept is simple, offer the widest selection of genuine designer fragrances, sold by knowledgeable, friendly staff at affordable prices. This plan worked and worked well. Over the years the stores expanded, opening new stores in the best Outlet Centers across the country and Guam. They continue to grow with expansion plans exceeding 100 stores over the next several years. 

Now The Fragrance Outlet is prepared to build upon its successful foundation. They will be providing an online venture for you to shop for designer fragrances at affordable prices, without ever leaving the comfort of your home. It doesn't matter whether you frequent them in your favorite outlet cent or visit them online, from home or office. The Fragrance Outlet will be there to meet your fragrance shopping needs anytime, anyplace. 

Bamboo Fragrance

I did some shopping on The Fragrance Outlet. I wanted to see how easy it is to purchase something, how fast the item ships, how it arrives and how well the item matches the description. I was told to purchase the fragrance Bamboo by Franck Olivier. It was easy to search and find this fragrance. As well, it was incredibly easy to add it to my shopping cart. Then i went directly to checkout and purchased the item. Granted, I did have a gift card for the item, but it was still easy to go through the checkout process. It took only a few minutes. The shipping fee was waived too, and it depends on what state you live in as to how much shipping you pay. My package arrived within 2 days! The Bamboo fragrance is quite lovely. it is a light green crisp almost citrus based fragrance that I can definitely see myself wearing. 

All in all, I was very happy with the process of shopping with The Fragrance Outlet and I would shop with them again. I love perfume and fragrances, so it's only a matter of time until I order something I am interested in.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachtatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This product review powered by Brandbacker)



Review: Paris Hilton Gold Rush Eau de Parfum Spray #GoldRush #ParisHilton

Paris Hilton Gold Rush Eau de Parfum 3.4 fl.oz./100 mL $60.00
S:\BEAUTY CLIENTS\PARLUX\PARIS HILTON\IMAGES\PRODUCT SHOTS\PH GR 100mL w box.jpgGold Rush is the 20th installment in Paris Hilton's fragrance empire. This fragrance is irresistibly feminine with a dash of old Hollywood glamour. The one of a kind bottle is designed to look like a golden evening gown, evoking the idea of strolling down a red carpet. Inside you will find the beautiful gold elixir that bears the fragrance Paris Hilton has created. And it is lovely. "I created this scent for the woman who is truly confident in who she is. She is a dreamer. Doer. Thinker. Gold Rush is all about that indescribable feeling when you see endless possibilities...when you are alive and unstoppable," Paris says.

Gold Rush is an oriental, fruity fragrance that opens with bright, citrus notes creating a rush for the senses. Floral notes that embody luxury and extravagance follow. Finally, vanilla, praline and cashmere woods envelope the skin with a seductive undertone. The fragrance notes include top notes of lemon zest, bergamot and juice nectarine. Middle notes of Velvet orchid, rose and violet. The base notes are (as mentioned earlier), vanilla bean, golden praline and cashmere woods. 

Personally, I ADORE this fragrance. It is lovely. I love that it starts out bright and citrusy (the lemon zest, bergamot and juice nectarine). That smells amazing. Then it goes into a sort of light citrus floral note. That is even better. The dry down is a heavier vanilla, cashmere and praline. That makes it soft and warm. Just about anyone could wear this, it's not heavy at all. It does not scream "PERFUME!" at you when you wear it. It makes you feel sensual and lovely. The bottle does make me feel as it I am going to a red carpet event. I wish i was...either way, Gold Rush is a great fragrance that I am sure you will love too.

The perfumers of this fragrance were Jennifer Mullarkey of Parlux and Richard Herpin of Firmenich. The bottle was designed by Stephen Nussdorf, the chairman of Parlux. The fragrance comes in two sizes. You may purchase a 1 fl.oz./30 mL spray for $32.00 or a 3.4 fl.oz./100mL spray for $60.00. Until July 31, 2016 it is exclusively available on www.HSN.com but beginning August 1, 2016 it will be available at retailers nationwide, including Perfumania and www.perfumania.com.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This item was sent for consideration)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Review: Senté Dermal Repair #SenteDermalRepairCream

(product photo courtesy of www.sentelabs.com)

Senté Dermal Repair Cream 1.7 fl.oz./50mL $169.95

Senté Dermal Repair Cream is an extremely high end skincare formulation engineered with patented HSA Technology to improve the appearance of skin and make it look healthier.  Over time the skin loses its firmness and elasticity, leading to wrinkles, fine lines and uneven skin tone and texture. This cream was formulated by a  team of scientists and dermatologists. The proprietary formula of the cream helps to hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of aging. The benefits of this cream are, it: diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it normalizes the appearance of skin tone and color so that it looks more youthful and radiant and it provides immediate and profound hydration to the skin. 

Senté Dermal Repair Cream uses HSA Technology in its formulations. HSA utilizes the master molecule for age management, heparan sulfate, in a low molecular weight formulation. HSA is essential for skin hydration, rejuvenation is is necessary for healthy looking skin. Clinical studies have proven that HSA Technology delivers profound hydration, diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves the appearance of skin tone and texture for healthier looking skin. 

To use, apply morning and evening to the face after cleansing. Or , use as directed by your skincare professional. If using in the morning, make sure to use a SPF 30 or higher on your face so as not to incur more aging of the skin from sun damage. 

This cream is definitely a high end moisturizer. I like how well it keeps my skin moisturized yet it isn't heavy at all. It does help with age related signs such as uneven skin tone (which I am bothered by) and fine lines and wrinkles. Since I have been using this I notice that my skin tone is more even and I look more luminous and do not have any fine lines on my face anymore. I only had a couple to begin with and they were very light but this cream took care of them. Below you will see a before and after photo taken from their website.

Dermal Repair Cream is $169.95 per 1.7 fl.oz./50 mL and can be purchased online from www.sentelabs.com. Follow Senté Labs on Twitter:@SenteCream   and Follow Senté Labs on Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/sentecream.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This was sent for consideration)


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