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Perfect for the Bride!


Getting married this summer? Know someone who is?  These two items should help you look beautiful, rested and fresh-faced for the big day!


Icon AIRSHINE Brilliant Shine Spray promotes surface gloss. AirShine blasts dry air for incredible surface shine while shielding style from environmental damage. Rich complex of ingredients contains vitamins for care, protection and brilliance.

I.C.O.N. has one of the most unique philosophies in the beauty industry. They seek to create a feeling rather than just a look and embrace the concept of touch. I.C.O.N. products represent the best in beauty and are packed with powerful ingredients inside high-quality formulas. I.C.O.N. is changing the way you look and the way you look at beauty.

$19.50 – BUY IT HERE!


Yonka PHYTO CONTOUR – Eye Firming Creme for Puffiness and Dark Circles

This product meets our natural beauty standards with a high concentration of quality natural botanicals while keeping harsh chemicals to a minimum.

This delicate cream works deep down on the eyelids to produce an immediate sensation of freshness.


Visibly helps decongest fluid buildup and lines around the eyes.
Works to fight off under-eye bumps.
Helps guarantee a visible lift.
Imparts a soothing distressing sensation.

Directions For Use:
To combat swollen, puffy eye contours upon awakening, apply as a luxurious wake-up mask for 15 min. then remove with cool water.

$54.00 – BUY IT HERE!

Is it time to give your hair a little break?


 I was excited to try the All Nighter I am a big fan of washing but sometimes my hair just goes bezerk from all the washing, drying and hot styling. I was a little skeptical a powder could actually make my hair feel clean, I get a little obsessive about my hair not being oily. 

I have tried it several times and each time I love it more than the last. Once I apply The All Nighter it quickly absorbs any oil at my roots and instead of get cakey the silk in the powder leaves my hair smooth and it looks and feels clean. I love being able to extend a blowout or straightening my hair is happy to have a break. 

 Another great thing about The All Nighter is they have several color choices so you can get a shade to match your hair or go for translucent, I chose golden blonde and it blends perfectly!

Introducing The ALL NIGHTER Styling Powder

The secret to great looking hair? First, stop washing it so much and then start using the first ever all natural hair powder and styling product for men and women – The ALL NIGHTER Styling Powder! This ultimate styling product comes in six color-matched options for all hair types. You can love yourself and your hair using the ALL NIGHTER, because it contains no parabens, no aluminum, no talc, no silica, no propellant, and of course, it’s cruelty-free!

Gently scented, The ALL NIGHTER Styling Powder absorbs excess oil and contains real silk powder for a luxurious satin feel. Creator and long-time industry pro Tony Artur has been offering beauty products at his boutique and website, A Beautiful Life, for years and wasn’t happy with the quality of hair powder and dry shampoos on the market. Says Tony, “It’s bugged me for so long. We sell a ton of hair powder but everyone complains about it. And it got me thinking:
WHY do the colors look so artificial? And WHY are they so full of parabens, talc, and other nasty stuff?” Tony created batch after batch of his own formula of hair powder until he finally found one that passed the test of the toughest critics; his wife Jennifer and her cadre of fashionista friends. Without a minute to waste, Tony started production of The ALL NIGHTER
and when pre-orders started coming in on his website he knew he had a winner. Tony’s mission is to redefine exactly what hair powder is to the general public. People can save money (less blowouts), help the planet (eliminate excessive shampooing) and look fabulous doing it! The end result is a product both utilitarian and esoteric, marrying functionality and fashion in a way that hasn’t been done before.

$18.00  The ALL NIGHTER Styling Powder™

Hot Beauty Trend: Ponytails!


Instead of a formal updo, stars pony up on the red carpet in this simple yet sleek hairstyle.

The high ponytail has a lot of pull these days as stars like Angelina Jolie and Kate Bosworth transform the casual do into an elegant evening look.  The style is “sexy and fresh at the same time,” says Jeffrey Paul, who created Freida Pinto’s pretty pony recently for a Los Angeles event. To keep the look clean, hair should be “polished but not greasy,” says Paul. “Use little product to avoid an oily finish.”

How to style:

  1. Blow dry the hair in a backward motion with a medium-barrel boardbristle brush.
  2. Add a dab of smoothing cream or pomade and sweep hair into a high ponytail close to the crown of the head, using an elastic ponytail holder.
  3. For a finished look take a small section of hair, wrap around the band and secure with bobby pins.

Reader Question: Which at-home hair dye kit is best?


Question from Elaina in Grand Rapids:

I usually pay to have my hair dyed in a salon. Recently my husband was laid off, and we can’t afford things like salon trips anymore. My hair dresser has always told me not to dye my own hair, but I can’t avoid it any longer! Which brand of hair dye should I go with? Are there any that are better than the rest? Are there any I should really avoid? Thanks!

Answer from my hairdresser, Marci Wagner.  She’s been doing my hair for 5+ years, and I love her! If you live in the Portland, OR area – go see her, tell her I sent you!  She works at Bella Salon, in Beaverton, Oregon.

Hi Jocelyn,

So I would recommend first asking your stylist for your color formula he/she uses on you. Explain your situation and tell them you will be back as soon as you can but in the mean time you are trying to save money, she should give you your formula. Then go to a beauty supply store like Sally’s Beauty and they should be able to help you match your color formula. Another option is to try salons with apprentice programs. They are hairstylists that are already done with beauty school and are getting additional training and do services at a discounted rate.
Hopefully that helps!


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