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I have really curly hair so of course my favorite look is flat iron straight. I have tried different many flat  irons over the years but it was so much work to get my hair completely straight I would only attempt once every few months. I had the chance to check out the Amika Ceramic Styler and love is an understatement. This iron is so great and easy to use I went from using a flat iron 3-4 times a year to 2-3 times a week. I love how easy it is to use and my hair gets salon straight in half the time.

Amika has a great holiday collection out for 2011 with lots of fun designs and sizes to fit to everyone.

 

Amika Mini Leopard Styler (Limited Edition – available November 3rd – February 3rd, 2011)

This small but powerful style features 100% ceramic plates. Ceramic radiates far – infrared heat that is much gentler on the hair, preserving moisture in the hair shaft and protecting the air cuticle from damage. The floating plates adjust as you style which allows you to go beyond straightening and create wavy and curly styles, and present tugging and breaking.

Features: 100% ceramic styler with dual voltage for travel reaches 400 degrees. Perfect for bangs, touch-ups and face framing curls.

Includes: Mini Leopard Styler & Obliphica with Argan Oil Treatment for frizz free and nourished hair

Price: $25

Where to Buy: Sephora & www.sephora.com

Amika Silver Go-Go Set (available October 6, 2011)

A perfectly portable mini ceramic styler and ionic hair dryer set. Ideal for overnight trips or as a companion to the gym, this travel-ready set features a mini 100% ceramic styler with half-inch floating plates that allow you to create professional hairstyles or do touch-ups on the fly. The ionic hair dryer harnesses the unique ionic and infrared properties of the tourmaline gemstone which eliminate frizz, static, and drying time while infusing moisture into the hair shaft. This small but powerful mini dryer is 1,000 watts. The styler heats up and is ready to use in 10 seconds and comes with a one-year warranty.
Includes: Mini Ceramic Styler, Mini Ionic Hairdryer, Mini Diffuser
Price: $70

Where to Buy: Sephora & www.sephora.com

Amika Sultry Lace Mini Maxi with Oil (available October 6, 2011)

The stylers are 100% solid ceramic floating plates and heating elements, far-infared heat and negative ion technology. Can create straight, wavy and curly styles. Adjustable temperature. Engineered for all hair types.
Obliphica treatment is the ultimate nourishing and styling products. Feed strengths with vitamins nutrients while eliminating frizz and adding shine.
Includes: Sultry Lace Ceramic Styler, Sultry Lace mini Ceramic Styler & Obliphica treatment
Price: $125

Where to Buy: Sephora & www.sephora.com

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for an honest review.

Lancôme Introduces Trésor Midnight Rose

Lancôme is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our iconic Trésor fragrance family- Trésor Midnight Rose. Inspired by the cobblestone streets of Paris, Trésor Midnight Rose embodies a mischievous sense of femininity. The sweet floral, created by perfumer Anne Flipo, is encased in a faceted bottle that blushes powder pink to violet, with an elegant satin rosette at the neck. The notes of raspberry, rose, vanilla and sensual musk combine for a seductive candied scent.

Lancôme ambassadress Emma Watson is the face of Trésor Midnight Rose—her first campaign since joining the Lancôme family. Shot by legendary photographer Mario Testino, the print ad and TV campaign evoke free-spirited 60s icon Jean Seberg.

Trésor Midnight Rose is available for 1 oz. ($44), 1.7 oz. ($56), and 2.5 oz. ($75) EDP spray; at Lancôme counters and www.lancome.com

Estee Lauder Pure Color Cyber Eyes Makeup Collection and Gift Sets for Holiday 2011

Estee Lauder’s new Pure Color Cyber Eyes collection features a series of limited edition eyeshadows, each of which is packed into a mini to-go palette. The six new shades—teal blue, bronze, smoky charcoal, mushroom pink, purple, and silver—have been created using a special formula that allows them to be applied, wet, dry, or as a gel. The collection also features a series of eyeliner pencils and mascara tubes, which will quickly complete your eye look.

 

Pure Color Cyber Eyes eye shadows
New formula creates a shadow that can be applied, wet, dry, or as a gel.

Pure Color Intense Intense Kajal Eyeliner
There will be four LE shades and two permanent – Blackened Black and Blackened Cocoa.

Gold
Face Compact: Pure Color EyeShadow (Safari Green, Hot Cinnamon, Kenyan Copper, Sugar Biscuit, Nude Fresco, Pretty Penny), Bronze Goddess, Pure Color Lipstick inTiger Eye, Pure Color Gloss in Wired Copper,Double Wear Stay-in-Place in Onyx, brushes for eye shadows and blush.
Gunmetal
Face Compact: Pure Color EyeShadow (Intense Violet, Lilac Whimsy, Sepia Sand, Ivory Slipper, Wild Truffle, Smoky Ember), Bronze Goddess, Pure Color Lipstick in Crystal Pink, Pure Color Gloss in Brazen Berry, Double Wear Stay-in-Place in Onyx, brushes for eye shadows and blush.
Platinum
Face Compact:Pure Color EyeShadow (Candy Crave, Sandbar Beige, Iridescent Violet, Sugar Cube, Pink Flash, Polished Platinum), Signature Silky Powder Blush in Pink Kiss, Pure Color Lipstickin Pink Parfait, Pure Color Glossin Star Pink, Double Wear Stay-in-Place in Onyx, brushes for eye shadows and blush.
Navy Clutch
Estée Lauder Pure Color EyeShadow and Signature Blush Deluxe Compact. Pure Color EyShadows in Tempting Mocha, Pink Flash, Peacock Blue, Silver Bell, Ivory Slipper, Amethyst Spark; Signature Blush in Pink Kiss), Pure Color Lipstick in Rose Tea,Pure Color Gloss in Magnificent Mauve, Double Wear Stay-in-Place in Onyx.

 

The Holiday 2011 Collection will also include mascaras and some great compacts. The Pure Color Cyber Eyes collection will be available at Estee Lauder counters, as well as online at EsteeLauder.com, in November. Prices start at $23.


Shop Pink and Help a Great Cause!

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are some amazing beauty products that will donate a percentage of their profits to breast cancer awareness! Shop pink!

$55, available at Estee Lauder counters in the United States and esteelauder.com (20 percent of the retail price of each jeweled pink ribbon compact sold will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation)

$38, available at Ulta and philosophy.com ($5 from every purchase will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation)

$16, available at Sephora and sephora.com ($1 from each product sold will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation)

$14.99, available at Target and target.com (15 percent of the purchase price benefits The Breast Cancer Research Foundation)

$14, available at stilacosmetics.com (a total of 10 percent of proceeds will go to a variety of breast cancer awareness charities, including The Breast Cancer Research Foundation)