Thursday, December 22, 2011

Last Minute Gifts?

Yes, sometimes you have that person for whom you forgot to buy a gift.
Do they have hair?
Redken and Pureology can help!
Go to your nearest salon & buy a gift-kit!

Pureology favorites:
Holiday Hydrate Holiday Gift Set: Gift this beautiful box featuring Pureology’s best selling Hydrate system complete with a stylish headband to complete any holiday hairstyle.

Perfect 4 Platinum Petites: Don’t leave home without your favorite hair products! Repair highlighted andblonde hair during your winter getaway with new Perfect4Platinum Shampoo,HairCondition and SilkBodifier Voluminizing Mousse.  Products come in a travel-ready gilded clutch/cosmetic bag.

Super Smooth Petites: Nourish and smooth unmanageable colour treated hair with the petite size SuperSmooth System, packaged in a party-ready golden clutch/cosmetic bag.

Redken favorites:

Brilliant Blow-Dry Gift Set
What could be better than receiving the secret to achieving the perfect blow-out at home? Become a pro with this collection of best-selling haircare and styling essentials, plus expert tips on a mirror cling that can be hung at home for daily reference!  The Brilliant Blow-Dry Gift Set includes: Extreme Anti-Snap leave-in treatment, Fashion work 12 versatile working spray, travel size satinwear 02 ultimate blow-dry lotion, and a handy mirror cling with easy blow-dry tips.

Travel Essentials Gift Set:
This perfect travel-sized collection of four haircare and styling essentials is ready to go anywhere in a sleek cosmetic bag. Travel size products included in cosmetic bag: Color Extend Shampoo and Conditioner, shine flash 02 glistening mist, and forceful 23 super strength finishing spray.

Color Extend Gift Set includes: Color Extend Shampoo and Conditioner, and a travel size outshine 01 anti-frizz polishing milk.

All Soft Gift Set includes:
All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner and now a travel size All Soft Heavy Cream softening rinse-out mask and a sample of brand new All Soft Argan-6 multi-care oil.

Redken For Men Classics Gift Set:
Redken For Men offers the perfect cause for celebration—three grooming favorites for all the men on your list! Gift Set includes: Go clean daily care shampoo, Grip tight holding gel and cleanse acid-balanced cleansing bar.

For kids of all ages, it's LUSH to the rescue!
Get the cutest in bath products:
Mr. Frosty
Magic Wand

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Olay Total Effects Nourishing Cream Cleanser

This cream cleanser has 7 anti-aging cleansing benefits in 1. And although I love everything that's "nourishing" and "creamy," this cleanser left my bangs beyond greasy. It took me a little while to realize this was the culprit. It did leave my skin smooth and soft but this ever-banged girl can't have the greasies so it's best for someone else.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wei East Firming

Okay, so China-made products have gotten a bit of a bad rep lately.
Wei East could change quite a few minds!
I've been using their Chestnut Refirming Eye TreatmentChestnut & Black Soy Firming & Contouring Pads, & Chestnut & Black Soy Extra Firming Cream for about a month now.

I wanted to wait at least a month to make sure the results weren't some sort of allergic reaction or fluke. It's the real deal!
The first use, I looked in the mirror afterwards & thought "I have teenage skin!" Not in the acne way, just in the resilient & bouncy aspects. I want to test the products on someone in their 70's to see if the effect is as noticeable, but I hate to share!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Where Do We Go For Gift Guidance?

Need something spectacular for your boss or stumped as to what to get your sister?

Whether you need a standard gift or something exquisite these are go-to sites, many with helpful gift finders:

Aedes de Venustas-- For something truly lovely.
Anthropologie-- Did you really think I don't cruise their site for every occasion?
Bath & Body Works-- Who doesn't love a delicious soap? I highly recommend Creamy Pumpkin. Sounds strange, but have yet to meet the person who doesn't love the smell. B&BW also carries the amazing Slatkin & Co. candles, as well as the C.O. Bigelow line (the SPF 15 Mentha Lip Balm Stick is my favorite).
Birchbox--Have a friend who loves product & is impossible to shop for? Set her (or him, no judgement) up with a subscription and they will get a box of deluxe samples every month. Who wouldn't love that?
Burke Decor-- More great gifts than you can shake a stick at-- but you will be so busy looking, you'll forget the stick. ;)
Dogeared-- Great jewelry, well priced, and their Karma in Action pieces go to help charities (One Voice, Girls Learn International, Inc., Heal The Bay, Stand Up To Cancer). It's basically giving two gifts in one!
Etsy-- Are you THE person who doesn't use Etsy? Handmade, vintage, pretty much anything your heart desires. Go now.
FredFlare-- Even Elle Magazine featured some FF gifts this year! For everything from stocking stuffers to a little something special for your favorite hipster.
L'Occitane-- Can't say enough wonderful things about this brand! The products are phenominal, and the company is fantastic. Everyone needs their hand cream-- buy a Hand Indulgence set and put one in each stocking.
LUSH-- Of course LUSH is doing amazing sets, including My Fair Lady: $8.50 of this gift is donated towards our Charity Pot fund, which goes directly towards grass roots charities working hard to fight for animal rights, protect our environment and create better social conditions.
Tarte-- Amazing beauty products, and save 30% with the code FFDEC through 12/12 AND Free Shipping on orders over $40!
Teleflora-- Make your house more festive, or send to someone. The Mercury Glass containers are beautiful.
Vermont Country Store-- For the classic, nostalgic, and hard-to-find.
Votre Vu-- Great gift sets! Love the Duette Luxe Lips & Hand Creme duo--Great hand cream (rich, delicious), fantastic lip balm in the cap!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hair U Wear Pop put on pieces

I'm pretty sure I'm pushing the age for Pink Tiger (a bright pink as opposed to this color) but I must admit the one I received is pretty darn great. I just popped it in near my ear, toward the bottom of my head. It's surprisingly subtle when it's not front and center. It's just a pop of color-something different. A bit of attitude, if you will. Perfect for a night out!

Coola Face Sunscreen Moisturizer

Broad spectrum SPF 30.
Cucumber goodness to brighten your morning.
All sorts of organic ingredients to improve your skin.
Didn't make me greasier than normal (yes, super oily skin), made my skin look and feel smoother.
Brightened and refined.
I even like the packaging.
Just another way that something useful can also make your morning a little brighter, even if the sun has not yet risen when you are on your way to work.

Umberto Beverly Hills Roman Oil Serum

Add a few drops of this olive oil based serum to your hair for softness & manageability.
It really works! No frizz, just gorgeous hair.
And for $10 at Target?
Smells great, and your hair will love you for it.
Doesn't leave me greasy, I can even use it on 2nd day hair.

Umberto Beverly Hills Banana Brush

This brush rocks!
Available at Target for a great price.
Easy to use, the curve fits comfortably in your hand.
Brushes and smooths without ripping out hair.
A fabulous find--would make a great stocking stuffer as well!