Thursday, June 24, 2010
As you may have read before I have been battling my damaged hair for quite a few months now. Obviously when you change your hair color so frequently there are going to be some consequences. I have heard many good things about Moroccanoil treatments but have yet to purchase any. So on an extremely bad hair day and a moment of disparity and frustration, I went to my local beauty supply. I asked for the best treatment I could use for over processed hair. The lady recommended that I try Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask. She said that it was a protein treatment and that it would be a good way to rebuild the strength of my hair. Well, I have been using it for almost a few weeks now and I have noticed a considerable difference in the texture of my hair. I can air dry it with minimal styling products and it curls on its own. This was something that would have been impossible a few weeks ago. I love it! It has practically saved my hair. I am also back to using my tride and true Frederic Fekkai Glossing shampoo and conditioner. It can be pricey, but it is worth having healthy hair that I don't have to fuss over.
Friday, June 18, 2010
We all have those few friends that we turn to when we are on the hunt for a new mascara or the best curling iron that causes the least amount of damage. These are the pals we can count on to hangout with us in Sephora until our feet hurt. My friend Kim is one of those. We have always shared our passion for all things beauty related. I recently asked her for a list of her top beauty products of the moment. Of course as I expected, she delivered. Here is a list from Kim, my friend and a true beauty aficionado.
- Make Up For Ever Professional Aqua Eyes eyeliner in Mat Black (0L)
- Too Faced Lash Injection Pinpoint Mascara in Black
- St. Tropez Tanning Essential Self Tan Bronzing Lotion
- Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips Lip Gloss in Claire
- Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Constellation
- Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15
- Benefit High Beam – dewy pink highlighter
- Lorac Double Feature concealer & highlighter
- Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink OR Black Mauve Shimmer
- Bobbi Brown Blush – Rose
- Laura Mercier Eyebrow Pencil
- O.P.I. nail polish in ‘Barefoot in Barcelona’
- Laila Eau de Parfum
- Trish McEvoy Sexy 4 Gardenia Eau de Parfum
- Moroccan Oil Treatment for all hair types
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Even though we have been experiencing some June gloom, summer is upon us. Of course magazines are sporting the usual fresh-faced models clad in maxi dresses with the same bronzers, bejeweled sandals, and pink glosses. While hunting for some inspiration I came across some trends that were new and exciting. Here are a few gems in the midst of the carbon copy summer trends that we see pushed the same time every year.
FISHTAIL BRAIDS-Remember when you were younger and your mom used for braid your hair before you left for school? Well if you do, chances are she might have braided your hair into a fishtail(especially if you survived the eighties). If this was one of the hairstyles you coveted as a child, you are in luck. This trend is making a resurgence on the runway and is the perfect way to keep your hair out of your face while looking fashionable.
24 GLIDE-ON EYE PENCILS by URBAN DECAY- $17/each available at sephora.com
These bright and fun eyeliners are supposed to stay put after applied. Instead of applying these colors on top of your eyelid, try it below. Follow the bottom of your eye from corner to corner for an intense effect.
SHU UEMURA FALSE LASHES (LUXE BROWN)- Available at Nordstroms for $20
Nothing is better than a warm summer night. Generally our summer garb calls for a more easygoing makeup regimen. When going out at night you might want a little glamour but without looking too intense. We all know that extra lashes add some umph. You can take it down a notch by using brown false lashes instead of the typical black ones.
MINT CANDY APPLE NAIL POLISH BY ESSIE-Available at essieshop.com for $8.00
When you think of the quintessential summer colors for nail polish you might think of the pinks, reds and corals. Why not try something different? Besides, this color will look great against your summer tan and stands out amongst it's typical summer color competitors.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Summer is almost here and there is no better time to make your hair healthy and shiny. Between being in the sun and lounging in the pool you can dry out your hair. There are so many products you can buy to help moisturize your locks but why not use what you have in your own home? Here are a few that I found that might be helpful for you.
AVOCADO HAIR MASK- Take one whole avocado, a tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix them all together until the texture is smooth and creamy. Apply to your hair and leave for 20 minutes. Remove with a gentle cleanser.
OLIVE OIL HAIR MASK- Mix 5 tablespoons of olive oil with 2 eggs. Massage into hair and use a plastic hair cap to keep your hair insulated. You can use a heating pad or hair drier to help warm your hair to intensify the effect. Leave on for 30 minutes. Shower and remove with a gentle cleanser.
MAYONNAISE HAIR MASK- All you need for this mask is one ingredient, mayonnaise. Use one cup of mayo, leave in your hair for 20 minutes and shampoo as usual for extra soft and shiny hair.