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Surviving Winter Hair Woes with Shu Uemura

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If you hair is feeling the effects of winter and is looking dull and dry you will want to check out the new Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze line from Shu Uemura. It’s Pure decadence for winter ravaged hair. The products smell amazing and they have made my hair soft and silky without weighing it down.. Check out the different products below and my thoughts on each.

SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR introduces a new innovation to preserve color vitality – the new COLOR LUSTRE BRILLIANT GLAZE line. True to the brand’s DNA, COLOR LUSTRE draws inspiration from painting and art restoration, applying a unique approach to hair care and color protection.

SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR looked at how artists meticulously care for their masterpieces, often restoring a canvas by employing a varnish of oils to protect the painting against its main attacker – water. Similar to a canvas, hair has a natural protective varnish which creates a hydrophobic barrier along the fiber. However, the hair coloring process and regular washing break down this protective layer, leaving the fiber rough and causing color to fade, resulting in damaged, dry and dull strands.

With this in mind, COLOR LUSTRE is the first color-treated line specifically formulated with a powerful refining lipid that restores the hair’s natural protective varnish to limit color washout, leaving it vibrant and polished with maximum shine.

KEY INGREDIENTS:
Drawing from the brand’s oil expertise, the line is infused with refining lipid (18 MEA) to polish the hair, and reveal true vibrancy and color radiance. Additionally, COLOR LUSTRE is formulated with rare and precious ingredients to prevent oxidation and illuminate hair:

  • Goji Berry Extract: the most concentrated natural source of anti-oxidants for protecting color
  • Musk Rose Oil: rich in omega and other fatty acids to nourish the hair

 

color lustre shampoo

Just a small coin sized amount and my hair is left clean and smelling amazing. I love that it doesn’t have sulfates so it won’t dry my hair out or leave it frizzy.

Color Lustre Sulfate-Free Brilliant Glaze Shampoo $48
This sulfate-free formula provides delicate cleansing of color-treated hair, while giving it a polished touch.

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I love how smooth and silky this conditioner leaves my hair. It leaves a gorgeous shine and never weighs my hair down.

Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Conditioner $58
A nourishing conditioner that adds vibrancy to hair color for a polished touch from roots to ends.

su color lustre treatment

A weekly ritual now, Color Lustre Brillant Glaze Treatment helps mend hair from daily abuse. I love to work a dollop through my hair then put a hair cap on and let the treatment go to work. Its the perfect deep conditioning treatment while I am relaxing a a warm bath and it leaves my hair so smooth and shiny.

Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Treatment $68
A treatment masque for added nourishment, shine and color preservation that can be used daily in place of a conditioner on thick hair, or as a weekly treatment for fine hair.

su color lustre thermo milk

I have naturally curly, fine hair so I have to be really careful to not damage it when I use hot tools. I have used the Brilliant Glaze Thermo-Milk a few times now and can definitely see a difference. It doesn’t weigh down my hair like many pre-treatments I have tried. And it really protects my hair so its still smooth and shiny even after blow drying and straightening.

Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Thermo-Milk $38
This lightweight leave-in milk is concentrated in refining lipid. It instantly provides a glazed finish for long-lasting heat styling, shape memory and brilliant

 

You can learn more about the Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze line and purchase at www.shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com.

 

 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are from my own use of these products.

Miracle Skin Transformer truly is a MIRACLE Balm!

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Is your skin feeling stressed and achy this winter? I know mine is! I swear all I do all day long is apply face lotion, hand lotion and lip balm. My skin aches for the summer son!

If you are like me, and you need  instant relief and protection for severely dry, dehydrated skin try Miracle Skin Transformer’s Miracle Balm.

This multi-purpose beauty balm is specially designed to immediately hydrate sensitive, irritated skin, while addressing and soothing the multiple sources of aggression and stress. With an endless number of uses such as conditioning lips, hydrating skin, illuminating your complexion and reducing redness, this innovative formula can be used from head-to-toe to immediately relieve, hydrate and visibly improve distressed skin.

Formulated with Manuka honey, a topical aid native to New Zealand that has specific properties used to fight infection and speed the healing process, Tamanu Oil, an eco-certified ingredient found in the French Polynesian Islands, traditionally used for its wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties and Organic Palm, Monoi and Moringa butters, which add excellent hydration properties to help soothe dry skin after exposure to sun and other hash elements, Miracle Balm is the ultimate skin soothing solution for the face and body.

I have this – and use it – and I love it! You will too!

Miracle Balm retails for $36 and is available at www.kohls.com, www.ulta.com and www.miracleskintransformer.com.

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

Estée Lauder Introduces Pure Color Envy Shine

Estée Lauder unveils the newest object of desire – introducing NEW Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick.  Our Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick collection is reimagined to give you a sheerer, high-shine finish.

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Estée Lauder Introduces Pure Color Envy Shine $30
Color with the power to transform your lips, your look, your attitude.
Sculpts: Multi-faceted pigments create definition. Lips look beautifully shaped, sculpted, curvaceous.

Hydrates: Time-Release Moisture Complex helps capture and seal-in hydration. Lips feel continuously moisturized throughout the day.

Illuminates: Saturates lips with brilliant color and shine—in one stroke.

Creamy texture glides on moist, covers evenly. Sensually soft and smooth, luxuriously comfortable.

The lipstick bullet is slim-shaped to sculpt the curves of your lips. The case feels like luxury in your hands. And with one click, case closed.


Look and Feel your best with Winter Beauty Essentials

 

Look and feel your best all season long with these beauty essentials from Krigler, Pür Minerals, Tammy Fender Holistic Skincare and Soap & Paper Factory.

krigler rose 44

I received a sample size and this is a truly beautiful fragrance. Soft, sweet and warm with the scent of roses but in such an authentic scent not overtly floral like other fragrances. Just a small dab lasts all day and the smell is the perfect warm, sensual scent for winter. Its a definite splurge and up to $305 for the large bottle. But they also have sample sizes available.

Krigler Manhattan Rose 44
Smell irresistible with this clean, warm and sheer fragrance. Roses from Beacon and Grasse and fragrance notes of violet and musk make this fragrance romantic and invigorating.

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I love Pür Minerals Lip Gloss sticks. They are so creamy and hydrating during the cold winter months. With vibrant colors and a beautiful shine you can’t go wrong. They feel as great as they look.

Pür Minerals Lip Gloss Sticks
Make a statement this season with a bold lip. Achieve maximum color and shine with deep, bold shades like Berry Pretty, Rum Raisin and Game Day. ($16, PurMinerals.com)

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big look mascara before and after

The left is before mascara and the right side is with two coats. I love how long it makes my lashes look!

Big Look Mascara leaves my lashes full and long and the Argan Oil formula is also nourishing my lashes. I love a mascara that looks this good and the fact its also good for my lashes, win/win!

Pür Minerals BIG Look Mascara
Get maximum volume with this game-changing formula with Argan Oil that nourishes, smoothes and colors the lashes. ($20, PurMinerals.com)

 

tammy fender epi-peel

I received a sample of the Epi-Peel and the first thing I noticed was the texture. It feels like a thick paste and doesn’t have the harsh gritty feel some exfoliants have. I applied the Epi-peel and worked it over my skin then let it sit for 5 minutes and rinsed off. The peel left my skin feeling smooth and really clean without irritating it.

Tammy Fender Epi-Peel
Rejuvenate and revitalize your skin instantly with this five-minute exfoliator, mask and peel in one. Enriched with Hibiscus and Grape Seed Oils, this peel relieves irritation, promotes circulation and removes toxins from the skin. ($80, TammyFender.com)

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Love Soap & Paper Factory diffusers and the Roland Pine is winter perfection. The pine scent is perfect balanced and has a fresh forest scent. And for the price I am amazed how long the scent lasts. I love coming home and walking in and smelling this gorgeous scent.

Soap & Paper Factory Roland Pine Oil Diffuser
Don’t show up empty handed to a party. Gift your host this festive oil diffuser that will make their home smell and feel like the holidays all season long. ($22, SoapandPaperFactory.com)

 

 

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