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Cool Weather Skin Protection

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I love Fall its one of my favorite times of year. The one thing I don’t love is how the cooler temps and wind can leave my hands and skin dry, itchy and just downright icky looking. Here are two great products I have been using as the temps drop and winds have picked up. They will definitely be Fall and Winter staples for me.

kiehls hand salve

This ain’t your momma’s hand cream! Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve is the cure for even the driest hands, and I don’t know how or why I lived through a winter before without it. When I first read the name I thought this was going to be a bit too heavy, but its a thick rich lotion that is easy to apply and absorbs right away and doesn’t leave a residue. The best part is how quickly it hydrates my skin and my skin stays soft and smooth all day even after repeated hand washing.

If you are prone to dry skin in the cooler months don’t miss out on this products. Its also would make a great gift for anyone in your life who works in industrial work, manual labor or the gardener in your life. It’s a must have for Fall and Winter. And when you purchase this limited edition tube 100% of the profits goes to AMFAR, the foundation for AIDS research.

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Kiehl’s Limited Edition Ultimate Strength Hand Salve $28.50
Help fight HIV/AIDS with your purchase of this Limited Edition Customer Favorite!

  • Helps protect against and repair the appearance of severe dryness caused by heavy industrial work, manual labor, neglect, or exposure to harsh elements
  • Limited edition jumbo size tube is adorned with a commemorative red cap
  • Join the ride and support the fight to find a cure for HIV/AIDS with Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. For each limited edition sold, Kiehl’s will donate 100% of net profits, up to $25,000, to amfAR, the foundation for AIDS research. Total Kiehl’s donations to amfAR through this year’s LifeRide are $1,270,000, which have been used to fund 7 cure-related grants!

Available at Kiehls.com.

 

out of africa shea butter tub

Out of Africa’s Shea Butter has quickly become one of my favorite moisturizers. The formula is so thick and rich and provides great hydration to my skin without leaving any greasy residue. The vanilla scent is amazing, very rich and warm and leaves my skin smelling great all day. This works wonders on even the driest elbows and heels and all the spots in between. I love that its all natural so I can use it on myself and my kids without worrying about lab created ingredients.

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Out Of Africa Vanilla Shea Butter Jar $10.99
100% Pure Unrefined Shea Butter Guaranteed Fresh and Authentic

This natural formula penetrates deeply, to protect, moisturize and nourish your skin, without leaving a greasy residue. It will help shield your skin to prevent premature aging. Shea butter softens all skin, face, lips, elbows, heels or anywhere your skin needs hydration. Great for all skin types.

  • Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins A, E, & F along with healthy fatty acids and valuable phytonutrients
  • Helps prevent and reduce stretch marks during pregnancy and weight gain and loss
  • Maintains elasticity and tone while it moisturizes and softens the skin.
  • Softens fine lines and wrinkles and scars
  • Excellent for many skin conditions, including dry and sensitive skin, cracked skin, sun burn, chapped lips, cuticles, psoriasis and eczema

Out Of Africa Skincare products are available for purchase at www.outofafricashea.com.

 

 

Disclosure:I was sent complimentary press samples for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

New! Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate

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With combo skin that tends to get very shiny I always have a pang of fear before applying any oil based product. While my mind knows the benefits of high quality oils I still get the panic of oil leads to more grease.  Kiehl’s new Daily Reviving Concentrate put my fears to rest and proved how great oils can be for even shine prone skin. I have been using this daily for just over 3 weeks and love the results.

First thing I noticed was how great this oil smells, a light citrus that is so refreshing in the morning. There is a small dropper you use  and just a drop or two is enough for full coverage, one bottle will go a long way. The oil is very light and absorbs instantly, there is no residue or greasy feeling. After the first use my skin felt hydrated and smooth and I noticed as the day wore on I didn’t get my usual mid day shine. After a few weeks  my skin feel amazing and looks much firmer and more radiant. This will remain a part of my daily routine.

 

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Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate $46
Lightweight facial oil that keeps skin looking radiant all day

Strengthens skin’s defenses against daily aggressors to keep skin youthful and radiant-looking all day
Provides antioxidant protection with a powerful blend of naturally-derived oils, including Ginger Root, Sunflower and Tamanu, to help skin feel fresh and look energized morning to night
Paraben free, 100% natural origin, Mineral oil free, Non-comedogenic, Non-acnegenic.

How to Apply:
-Lightly pat several drops all over face in upward circular motion, avoiding the immediate eye area. Use every morning, after appropriate concentrated serum and before appropriate moisturizer and daily sun protection. For optimal results, pair with the nighttime use of Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

Available for purchase at your local Kiehl’s boutique and online at www.kiehls.com.

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Get The Look: Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Johnson at the Toronto International Film Festival

See below for details on how Mark got Elizabeth and Dakota ready for their respective premieres, thanks to Dove Hair!

Elizabeth Olsen Premiere Look
“For the ‘I Saw The Light’ premiere, Elizabeth and I talked about doing an up-do and we wanted to keep it chic and not too overdone. Textured up styles are such a huge trend because the hair is away from the face but still has a style to it.” – Mark

Get the Look!

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Step 1
Start by placing a few drops of Dove Pure Care Dry Oil on damp hair and comb it through. I’m obsessed with this oil because it nourishes the hair from the inside and then seals the cuticle for smooth, silky hair. It never weighs the hair down!

Step 2
Add a dollop of Dove Style + Care Nourishing Curls Mousse to hair and scrunch while blow-drying for texture.

Step 3
When the hair is dry, take a small amount of Sally Hershberger 24K Texturizing Paste in hands and rake it through the hair for cool texture, hold, and to tame the flyaway hairs.

Step 4
Then pull the hair back and twist it into a bun (you could easily pull hair into a ponytail and then wrap the ponytail around the base) and secure with bobby pins. When putting in bobby pins, always use an even number and apply them in “X” formation for added security.

Step 5
To keep the hair in place (throughout the premiere and after party), finish by liberally spraying Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray all over.

Dakota Johnson Premiere Look
“For the premiere of ‘Black Mass’, Dakota Johnson inspired and encouraged me to do my favorite thing ­ a textured up do! When I first saw the stunning Alexander McQueen dress she chose for the premiere my mind was overloaded with inspiration. We made the decision to do messy knots in the back and a side part with her fringe. I loved the finished look and so did she!” – Mark

Get The Look!

Step 1
Start by applying a few drops of Dove Pure Care Dry Oil to damp hair from mid lengths to ends to seal the cuticle.

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Step 2
Spray Dove Oxygen Moisture Root Lift Spray on roots and blow-dry with a round brush. When the hair is dry, take random sections of hair varying from 1 inch to 4 inches and wrap the hair in a figure 8 using the R Session Pro Tools Tidal Waver to create bends throughout the Hair.

Step 3
Take Sally Hershberger 24K Texturizing Paste in hands and rake through hair to make it piecey and to give some hold to the hair.

Step 4
With shoulder length hair like Dakota’s I knew it would be difficult to pull it all back and up in one action — take 2 to 4 inch sections of hair and twist back to create little knots at the nape of the neck, securing each one with 2 bobby pins in an “X” formation. I left the back quite messy because we liked the juxtaposition with the smooth front. Leave some whispy pieces around the face if you wish and blow-dry the fringe to the side with a flat brush.

Step 5
Finish by very liberally spraying Dove Style + Care Extra Hold Hairspray all over hair (to last all night!)

 

You can pickup all the Dove products used to create these looks at your local drugstore or mass retailer. And learn more about the products at www.dove.us.


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Tara Smith Line

Looking for the perfect hair care line that not only gives you gorgeous locks, but nourishes your hair from the inside out? Award-winning celebrity hairstylist, Tara Smith’s performance-based, vegan, cruelty and gluten-free hair products are now available in the U.S.

The multi-product range brings to life Tara’s commitment to make it safe for you to wash your hair again with products free from toxins and harsh chemicals that feed the hair from root to tip – resulting in brilliant, beautiful healthy hair. The botanically-infused range de-stresses your tresses for hair that looks as good as it feels, and feels as good as it looks.

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I have been using the Tara Smith line for over a month and I love it! As you can see from the bottles these little puppies have gone everywhere with me. From weekend beach trips to a week camping in the woods I have been working my way through the Tara Smith Hair Care line and finding a few new favorites.

I have naturally curly, fine hair and with color treating it can get really dry. My curls either go frizzy or limp. so I’m always on the lookout for a great new hair line. You can see from the photo above the Tara Smith line not only hydrated my curls but gave them back their bounce and shine.

Check out below to see the line of amazing Tara Smith haircare products. And the best part, you can win THE WHOLE COLLECTION. Yes, you read that right, one luck MakeHerUp reader will win the entire Tara Smith haircare collection.

The Tara Smith Haircare product line includes:

Cleansing and Conditioning products: Feed the Root Shampoo & Conditioner, Gorgeously Gentle Shampoo & Conditioner, Shine On Shampoo & Conditioner, and Working Curls Shampoo & Conditioner

Styling products: Base Coat Serum, Shining Moment Glosser, Rock On Hard Gel, Brilliant Thickening Cream

tara smith feed the root

One of my favorites from the Tara Smith line this was my camping combo. The formula is so lightweight but still does an amazing job conditioning my hair from root to tip. This was a lifesaver for a dry, hot week of camping and swimming all day.

Feed the Root Shampoo & Conditioner $16
Deeply conditions hair and scalp; designed to nourish and protect, with avocado oil and a blend of nutritional minerals for strong, smooth, healthy-looking hair.

  • Stimulates and nourishes dry hair and scalp
  • Supplements the hair and scalp with essential minerals
  • Locks in moisture and restores natural volume and manageability

tara smith gorgeously gentle

A lifesaver for dry hair. The gorgeously gentle line gave my dry hair its life back and didn’t weigh down my curls. I can tend to over wash my hair, I am working to get better but in the meantime I love gentle hair combos like Gorgeously Gentle to hydrate while I wash.

Gorgeously Gentle Shampoo & Conditioner $16
A daily hair hydrator loaded with kelp extract, B5, bisabolol, and aloe vera to lock in moisture while soothing and strengthening dull hair.

  • Adds strength & luster
  • Gentle enough for everyday use
  • Helps repair hydration

tara smith shine on

My hair had been looking a bit dull and at the end of my trial week with Shine On I saw a huge improvement in my  hairs shine and it was smooth and soft.

Shine On Shampoo & Conditioner $16
Provides softness, sparkle, shine, and bounce; a softening and strengthening line packed with an amino acid complex to promote healthy, shiny hair.

  • Strengthens your hair
  • Restores shine
  • A must-have if you blow dry daily and/or color often

tara smith working curls

A curly haired girls best friend! The Working Curls shampoo and conditioner have been one of my favorite duos. This formula smells amazing with a slight hint of rosemary. After the first few days of use my hair and curls felt strong and hydrated and the frizz was gone. Definitely going to be adding this duo to my permanent rotation.

Working Curls Shampoo Conditioner $16
Formulated with kelp & rosemary extracts, this refreshing and  conditioner  line is designed to combat serious frizz, while strengthening, nourishing, and defining your beautiful curls

  • Ideal for natural curls
  • Combats harsh frizz
  • Strengthens, conditions, protects and refreshes

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A great thickening cream I use this when I air or heat dry. The cream really does boost my hair volume and adds shine. And I love it has peptides and antioxidants to improve my hair over time.

Brilliant Thickening Cream Volumizer $24
A super lightweight leave-in cream for creating instant, lasting lift and definition on dry hair, or styling volume on wet hair. Clinically proven to increase volume by 85% after the first application and packed with peptides and antioxidants.

  • Doubles volume and creates definition and shine
  • Improves hair’s elasticity and strength for a fuller look
  • Hydrates, detangles, and softens while protecting hair from heat and fading

When I use a flat iron or straight rod this is my go to shine product. A very fine mist helps get just the right amount of glosser on my hair without weighing it down. Love how shiny and soft it leaves my hair.

Shining Moment Glosser Spray $18
Enhance shine while finishing or refreshing your style with natural oils and olive squalane to hydrate and smooth the hair shaft for your “shining moment”.

  • Adds shine and protects from dulling
  • Travels with you for on-the-go refreshing and styling
  • A must have “top-coat” finisher for your hair

I wasn’t sure what I would think of this gel it sounded a bit intense. But turns out it works amazing on natural curl. I rub a dollop between my hands and scrunch up into my hair and I’m left with soft curls that last all day.

Rock On Hard Gel Styling Gel $18
A powerful styling and control gel with a nutritional complex that holds strong and won’t flake.

  • Perfect control & style without the stiffness
  • Nutritional mineral complex leaves hair smooth
  • Decreases stress-related factors

This is the first base coat serum I have tried and I love it. I just use a few drops and work through my hair after I wash it and its very light but leaves my hair shiny and frizz free.

Base Coat Serum Styling Treatment $26
No frizz, all shine…this powerful serum is packed with starflower seed extract and Tegosoft CT coconut oil to lock in hydration without weighing hair down. It’s clinically proven to increase shine by 65% and control frizz in high humidity for up to 24 hours. Take control of your style with soft, manageable locks.

  • A must-have “foundation primer” for your hair
  • Long-lasting between shampoos
  • Creates an anti-frizz barrier for all hair types

Learn more about the amazing Tara Smith haircare line and purchase products at www.tarasmith.com.

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Disclosure: I was provided products for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.