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Winner Announced! John Frieda and Laura Merkin Holiday Must Haves!

Congrats to our winner #13 Sahara! Please watch your email inbox.

TWO LEADING NAMES IN STYLE UNITE:
JOHN FRIEDA® HAIR CARE AND LAUREN MERKIN

THINK: Style to go.

WHAT IT IS: A fashion-forward partnership between hair care authority John Frieda® and design maven Lauren Merkin. Her name is synonymous with the clutch, so it was only fitting that John Frieda® hair care came to Lauren Merkin to design the perfect bags to house two of the latest style breakthroughs from the John Frieda® brand: Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher and Full Repair™ Touch-up Flyaway Tamer. Both trendsetters in the style universe, John Frieda® hair care and Lauren Merkin are joining forces to create the ultimate style accessories: exclusive Lauren Merkin clutches with must-have John Frieda® stylers inside. Whether you want to pump up the volume or smooth down flyaways on the go, now the chic style solution is at your fingertips—and in a covetable clutch.

To house Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher, John Frieda® hair care’s instant oomph infusion to revive style that falls flat, Lauren Merkin created a soft pouch clutch in gold snakeskin-embossed leather to match high-volume hair. Ideal for fine hair prone to flatness, Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher recreates volume at the roots by absorbing oils, instantly taking weight out of hair to give it lift. The translucent formula blends effortlessly to refresh hair and revive volume without a hint of residue. The result? Fresh, full, high-volume hair, any time.

For a sleek way to stash Full Repair™ Touch-up Flyaway Tamer, Lauren Merkin designed a slim, rectangular taupe color patent leather clutch with red suede lining to complement glossy, smooth hair. Touch-up Flyaway Tamer polishes broken strands, smoothing flyaways and frayed ends with Inca Inchi oil, an omega 3-packed oil that weightlessly restores dry, damaged hair. Just brush the wand over dry, styled hair for on-the-go touch-ups and an instant boost of shine.

Each of these must-have clutches includes the corresponding John Frieda® hair care product when purchased online at laurenmerkin.com. Available beginning November 2011, the clutches are the perfect way to stay chic at the season’s parties.

WHAT IT COSTS: Volume Refresher Clutch, $295; Flyaway Tamer Clutch, $275

WHERE TO FIND IT: laurenmerkin.com

LAUNCH DATE: November 2011

Kao Brands Company is a leading manufacturer of premium beauty care brands that are recognized around the world for their innovation and quality. Kao Brands Company’s portfolio includes Ban® antiperspirants; Jergens® and Curél® hand and body lotions; Bioré® facial care; John Frieda®, Frizz-Ease®, Root Awakening®, Luxurious Volume, Sheer Blonde®, Brilliant Brunette®, Radiant Red® and Luminous Color Glaze® professional hair care. Founded in 1882, Kao Brands Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kao Corporation.

MakeHerUp CONTEST:

  •  There will be 1 winner.
  • Winners will win receive a John Frieda Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher and a Lauren Merkin Volume Refresher Clutche ($295 value)!
  • To enter Like “John Frieda” and “Lauren Merkin” on Facebook and tell us “What are you doing on New Years Eve?” Then leave your name and email info in our comments.
  • Contest runs Friday, 12/23/11 to Friday, 12/30/11
  • US  residents only
  • After the winner has been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

New Trend: Botox for Hair?

L’Oreal has released a new in-salon Professional Fiberceutic Fiber Filling Treatment. In other words, Botox for hair.

Celebrity stylist Negin Zand at Sally Hershberger’s West Hollywood Salone is already using the product on her celebrity clients, and the response has been great!

Who in particular? “Everyone,” she says, with a sly smile. And we know her list of clients includes Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Sheryl Crow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Bosworth, Scarlett Johansson, Cate Blanchett, Diane Lane, Meg Ryan, Evan Rachel Wood, Jessica Biel, Jane Fonda, Megan Fox, Carey Mulligan, to name just a few.

This new L’Oreal product finds the damage in the hair strands and smooths out the surface, hence the nickname Botox for Hair. Zand explains: “The product is really great for women with fine, dry or colored hair and hair that’s gotten damaged from blow drying and flat-ironing. It makes the hair smoother, shinier, silkier. But it can only be professionally once applied every six weeks. Like everything, there can be too much of a good thing.”

The active molecule — trademarked as Intra-Cylane — is currently only available through salons and must be applied by hair-dressers. It is washed into the hair using a shampoo, and then once the hair has been towel dried, more of the chemical is added in serum form. Inside word is that L’Oreal will soon launch a range of consumer Botox for Hair shampoos and conditioners to be used in between the salon treatments. The treatment costs $100 at the Hershberger salon, located at 760 North La Cienega Boulevard, West Hollywood.

This new miracle product is just in time for the 2012 awards season. We’re gonna go on record predicting a major hair trend: shiny, silky hair on the nominees and presenters at the Critics Choice, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, Independent Spirit Awards and the Oscars.

I would be happy to offer my hair up as a test dummy if anyone local is looking to try it out! This helps explain why most these female celebs have amazing hair!

So I Googled this product, and did find that you can buy it on Amazon, although that kinda scares me.

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Ready… Set…Curls!

Ouidad’s ultimate frizz-fighting trio is a must have for anyone with curly or wavy hair. I have noticed a dramatic improvement in my curls. They have great shape without getting the dreaded midday frizz, even when I touch my hair the curl stays strong and frizz free.

Ouidad’s NEW Ultimate Frizz Fighting Trios

Good things come in 3’s this holiday season! Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with Ouidad’s NEW Ultimate Frizz Fighting Trios. Whether you are looking to impress the curly glamour girl or the jet setter in your life, look no further than Ouidad and indulge your giftees with the Ultimate Frizz Fighting Trios.

Ouidad Ultimate Frizz Fighting Trios
Each set contains the Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo and Conditioner and the Climate Control Heat and Humidity Gel
The Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo and Conditioner contains Ouidad’s exclusive Humidity Shield Complex that acts as a protective barrier against heat, humidity and other environmental factors
The Climate Control Gel Wheat Protein complex has a shielding effect on the hair that “breathes” with the humidity, protecting the hair shaft and helping to prevent hair from expanding
The trio deposits shine, diminishes frizz and wards off static and split ends

Availability
The Trio comes in the 8.5 oz Set for $46 and the 2.5 oz Set for $22 at Ouidad.com


Last minute shopping? My Top 5 Gifts

 

So if you are like me you might have a few last minute gifts to pick up. Well never fear I have listed my Top 5 gifts and they are items you can pick up in store. Good luck finishing up your lists and I hope you have a great weekend with the ones you love.

#5. Pretty Amazing Lip Collection

I adore the Pretty Amazing lip line, super great colors and the hybrid of gloss and lipstick means great looking lips that last.

Available: Bare Escentuals Boutiques and BareEscentuals.com
Price: $28

Now available in two spectacular and unique finishes: Lipcolor for rich, velveteen color and Lipgloss for a sumptuous, glistening sheen. With four exhilarating shades in a petite portable size, there is even more reason to max out on amazing.

#4 Bath & Body Works Holiday

I love the holiday collections from Bath and Body Works the delicious Ribbon Candy Hand Soap or a Slatkin & Co. holiday candle would make a perfect stocking stuffer  or last minute hostess gift.

Anti-BacterialDeep Cleansing Hand SoapRibbon Candy $5.50 Now: $2.75

Our powerful germ-killing hand soap is enriched with an exclusive moisturizing blend to help hydrate and soften skin as powerful ingredients leave hands clean and lightly scented with a sweet blend of peppermint, cinnamon stick and creamy    vanilla.

Slatkin & Co. 14.5 oz. Filled Candle Winter Night $19.50 Now: $9.75

Inspired by the bright moonlight and a distant fire on a crisp, winter night – fir tree, warm cypress and clove bud blend perfectly with cedar and a touch of incense

 

#3 Borghese Fango Active Mud for Face and Body

One of my favorite masks ever, its feels amazing on and leave my skin looking great. A great gift for someone on your list that needs a little pampering.

Borghese Fango Active Mud for Face & Body purchase at Borghese.com or in stores at Nordstrom $33.50- $60

A deep cleansing, moisturizing, mineral-enriched, volcanic mud mask for the face and body.
17.6 oz.
By Borghese; made in the USA.

 

#2 Amika Sultry Lace Ceramic Styler Set

My favorite flat iron, it makes smoothing even the curliest hair a cinch. This great set comes with a full sized and mini ceramic styler and treatment oil!

Sultry Lace Ceramic Styler Set $125 Sephora.com or in Sephora stores

A professional styling set featuring both mini and full-size ceramic stylers decked out in a pretty lace design, plus a deeply conditioning oil treatment.

#1 Trish McEvoy Black Rose Oud

A truly unique fragrance it wears all day and I find the scent gets better as the day goes on. Black Rose Oud is one of those scents you can’t get enough of and everyone will want to know what you are wearing. It is on the spendy side, but it’s worth every penny definitely my all time favorite luxury fragrance.

Trish McEvoy ‘Black Rose Oud’ Eau de Parfum- $185 online or in stores at Nordstrom and Bloomingdales

Inspired by a mood of pure glamour, experience the newest addition to Trish McEvoy’s Fragrance Wardrobe. A heart of prized Black Baccara Rose and precious Oud oils surrounded by vibrant florals, exotic spices and sensual woods—Trish’s captivating marriage of the raw with the cultivated, the familiar and the far-away creates a provocative feeling of déjà vu.