Archive: Amika

Enter to win $500 in Amika products and a pair of Louboutin’s!

Amika has teamed up with LaurenConrad.com for an amazing contest! You could be the winner and look fabulous from head to toe with these to die for prizes!

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Amika is so proud to be a sponsor of LaurenConrad.com that we’re giving members an exclusive chance to win a to-die-for pair of Louboutin heels and a $500 Gift Card for luxurious hair styling tools from Amika.

And get this, the winner of this dream prize even gets to pick the pair of Louboutins they desire (up to a $800 value). To make it extra special, 3 runners-up will also receive a $250 Gift Card from Amika! Details are below on how to enter.

From styling tools to hair care, Amika empowers you to start loving your hair and stop fighting it. Amika has created a suite of professional styling tools and hair care that is easy to use, gets professional results and most importantly, foregoes the kind of damage that has always been associated with traditional styling methods. Amika’s powerful line of Obliphica hair care (which was featured in Birchbox) works synergistically with the tools to create hair that is both healthy and stylish.

For those at home, Amika demystifies the art of hair styling, empowering everyone to achieve salon-quality results at home through easy to follow how-to videos. This one shows how to get red carpet worthy curls quick and easy with their clip-free curler:

Amika Deep Purple Tourmaline Clip-Free Curler.

Amika Deep Purple Tourmaline Clip-Free Curler

What it is:

A professional styling tool that delivers salon-quality curls that will last for days without any hairspray or holding agents.

What it does:

This clip-free tourmaline curler allows you to easily create smooth and shiny curls that last without tugging, breaking, or creasing the hair. Unlike other curlers, the barrel is clip-free, so it will not tug or break the hair.

Comes with: a heat resistant glove for you to style your hair and instruction manuals with advertisements of their other great products. The handle is designed  with a simple on and off switch with a turnable handle  making it easy for you to move the cord around. The actual curling rod is fused with ceramic for better and even heat distribution and safer styling.

The results: soft, natural curls that last for days without hair spray.

I am really impressed with this iron, it does take some time to get used to a clip free curler but its worth it. By my second try I felt like a pro and in 10 minutes had big gorgeous curls that lasted until I washed my hair. My hair is very fine , curly and I have a lot of it. I was so shocked that the Amika Clip-Free Curler could leave me with such big soft curls, I am in love!

One trick I found was this works best on hair that is not freshly dried. I like to wash my hair at night and blow dry it then I curl my hair in the morning it seems to hold the curl better. 

Price: $99
Where to buy: Sephora & www.sephora.com
 All amika™ tools come with a one year warranty.

 

Disclosure: I was given a complimentary iron to review, my opinions are 100% honest and my own.

 

 

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.


The search is over.

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.