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Jocelyn’s Christmas Must-Have Number 6!

For whatever reason, over the last year – my nails went from being strong and healthy to weak and brittle. I upped my vitamins, and headed to Target to find a solution for my unhealthy nails! I went straight for the Sally Hansen Complete Care line. I zeroed in on Complete Care Extra Moisturizing 4-IN-1 Treatment, which is a little miracle in a bottle! It fills the ridges, strengthens, improves growth and has a beautiful glossy shine!

I have used it both on it’s own, and as a base/top coat. I absolutely LOVE this product. It’s a bit on the spendy side (around $10) but it’s absolutely worth it. My nails stopped splitting and cracking, and they’ve been noticeably stronger!

This makes my Christmas Must-Have list because it’s such a great product. At around $10 – it would make the perfect stocking stuffer!


An additional perk is when you use it as a base/top coat, your polish lasts so much longer! I can wear fingernail polish for a week now before it starts chipping, and that’s quite a feat! This product makes fingernail polish last longer!

Complete Care Extra Moisturizing has everything that Complete Care Original has to offer PLUS an enriched complex of Avocado Oil and plant extracts that help hydrate, condition and restore flexibility to dry brittle nails. MORE! More »

Save Stressed Strands with Surya Brasil!

I recently had the chance to try the Surya Brasil Color Fixation collection and it did wonders for my hair. I regularly get my hair highlighted to a brighter shade of blonde but after a few weeks I can start to turn brassy. A few weeks after my last color job I started using the Surya Brasil conditioning products and my hair looks  so great. It brightened right back up and the shine is to die for. I like that the products are natural and affordable at the same time! I just had my hair colored yesterday and I am going to run out to get some Surya Brasil shampoo to protect the color from the start!

SURYA BRASIL Color Fixation Collection

Don’t let sun-damaged, chemically-treated or over-chlorinated hair get you down. Revive your suffering strands with SURYA BRASIL and get sexy, healthy hair for fall and winter.

The SURYA BRASIL Color Fixation Collection—comprising six miracle hair products—makes it easy to repair and hydrate battered, thirsty locks at home without spending your entire paycheck. Created with nutrient-and-antioxidant-rich ingredients from the Brazilian Amazon like Buriti Fruit Oil (nourishes and improves elasticity), Cupuaçu Seed Butter (moisturizes) and Essential Oils of Rose Flower, Jasmine, Ylang-ylang and Sandalwood, these 100% vegetarian and paraben/sulfate/artificial fragrance-free products will restore lifeless strands and protect against harmful UV rays. Infuse your hair with the rainforest’s finest ingredients to create a silky head of hair for fall!

For best results, use the Restorative Shampoo and Conditioner together daily and apply the treatment products weekly or on an as-needed basis.

Everyday Haircare


Restorative Shampoo
Perfect for chemically treated hair. It reconstructs hair fibers and repairs damaged and split ends, while lengthening the vibrancy of color and protecting it from fading away.$9.99
Restorative Conditioner
Like the Restorative Shampoo, the Restorative Conditioner reconstructs hair fibers and repairs damaged and split ends, but it doesn’t stop there: this gentle conditioner also increases hair strength and shine, ensuring healthy, lustrous locks.$9.99
Daily/Weekly Treatments


Leave-In Cream Conditioner

Keep color vibrant and protect it from fading, while simultaneously hydrating and detangling stubborn strands. This leave-in beauty also adds shine and strengthens hair while softening.$7.99

Restorative Serum
Repair split ends and reconstruct broken hair fibers for an easily manicured mane with this little miracle. It lays frizz to rest and, in the process, gives extra shine to your newly smooth hair.$7.99

Single Application Intensive Treatment
This 5-minute treatment breathes life into washed out color by closing cuticles and restoring shine. Add a single drop to hair after washing or mix with your favorite conditioner.$3.99
Maximum Hair Treatment Mask
Enriched with rice protein and 15 hair-centric herbs extracted from India and the Amazon Rainforest, this mask hydrates and renews. Use once a week to help color last longer! $8.99

Find Surya Brasil products at Whole Foods nationwide or on www.SuryaBrasilProducts.com.

Disclosure: Complimentary products were sent to me for an honest review.

Jocelyn’s Christmas Must-Have Number 7!

Clarins 2010 Holiday Barocco Collection is inspired by the dramatic, daring and sensual style of the baroque period. From luxurious draperies to rich golds – this historical time was one of excess, glamour and mystery. The new collection from Clarins introduces four limited edition pieces that celebrate every woman and her unique beauty.

These new products make my list, because, well, I love them! The makeup itself is beautiful – but the cases, the cases each look like a piece of jewelry! I swear I feel like royalty when I pull them out of my purse.

I love this new collection. I love the golds, and deep black. It makes for a glamorous evening look. I know anyone else would love these pieces. One of them – or heck – all of them! They’re wonderful!!

* Barocco Face Palette: A soft, light compact powder with a scroll motif in peachy-pink and sandy-beige. The combination of the two shades is perfect for illuminating the face or adding matte touches to the complexion. ($55)

* Barocco Shimmering Gold Powder for Face and Décolleté: An elegant black and gold powder box holds little nuggets dusted with golden pearl. With a sweep of the puff, they release a fine powder to beautifully enhance the skin with sparkling reflections. (Here)

* Barocco Eye Colour Trio: A trio of shades that create the perfect smoky eye for day and night with these ultra-fine textures that can be combined, layered or blended together for perfect holiday makeup. Create a wash of bronze to enhance the eyes, black to define the eyelids and gold to catch the light and brighten the inner corners. ($40)

* Barocco Rouge Prodige: The purple velvet drapes of the Baroque period are the inspiration for the colour of this lipstick. The rich formula combines long-hold colour, extreme shine and total comfort. ($24)


Erin’s Christmas Must-have, Number 8!

Give the gift of smooth kissable lips!

I love lip gloss and balms to the point of obsession. Over the year I have sampled numerous balms and glosses but one brand keeps rising to the top. EOS Lip Balm Smooth Spheres are without a doubt the best lip balms I have tried. What do I love about them let me count the ways!

1. Pretty much the coolest packaging out there!

2. Smells and tastes so fruity and delicious.

3. Leaves my lips so smooth and hydrated even in the coldest weather.

4.The sphere shape is easy to find in the dark recesses of my messy purse.

5. Chemical free.

6. Long lasting (one sphere last 4-5 months)

7. Affordable

Eos Lip Balm Smooth Sphere Holiday Bag – including Limited Edition Pomegranate Raspberry!
(Pomegranate Raspberry, Sweet Mint & Honeysuckle Honeydew)

eos, an innovative personal care brand, expands in the lip balm category and announces the Holiday 2010 launch of eos™ smooth sphere lip balm holiday gift bag – a set of 3 organic, all natural lip balm spheres in a stylish, reusable cosmetic pouch. Designed to be a delightful gift or stocking-stuffer for less than $10, eos™ smooth sphere lip balm holiday gift bag contains full-size eos smooth sphere lip balms in honeysuckle honeydew, sweet mint and new limited edition pomegranate raspberry. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos™ lip balms keep lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth. The smooth sphere’s unique packaging is soft-to-the-touch and easy to use.

Points-of-Difference:
· 100% natural & USDA certified organic (made with 95% certified organic ingredients)
· Petrolatum-free and paraben-free
· Revolutionary Smooth Sphere precisely glides directly on to lips
· Soft-touch, recyclable packaging in vibrant, sophisticated colors
· Includes eco-friendly, stylish reusable cosmetic bag

Key Ingredients:
· Jojoba oil – provides long lasting moisture
· Shea butter – moisturizes, softens and nourishes
· Vitamin E – antioxidant protection soothes and heals

Price: $9.99
Availability: Walgreens nationwide & www.evolutionofsmooth.com