The “Root” to Healthy Hair Stems from the Scalp


When developing the new HairMax for den•si•ty Collection, the company set out to devise a structure that worked to cleanse, nourish and treat the scalp – providing a healthy base to stimulate new, healthy hair growth.

While they can be used on their own, the scientifically formulated healthy hair care products also work synergistically with the LaserComb to enhance, invigorate, revitalize and fortify weakening hair follicles.

HairMax for den•si•ty SHAMPOO ($18)

This high performance, sulfate free shampoo cleanses, restores vitality, thickness and volume to hair. The lower pH formula gently exfoliates the scalp and removes the build-up of sebum, styling products and environmental pollutants leaving hair and scalp deeply cleansed and refreshed.

HairMax for den•si•ty REVITALIZER ($23)

This scalp treatment deeply cleanses and exfoliates the scalp dissolving excess sebum, perspiration and environmental pollutants that can clog hair follicles and inhibit hair growth. An invigorating blend of menthol and peppermint oil leaves the scalp feeling refreshed and revitalized.

HairMax for den•si•ty CONDITIONER ($18)

This scalp treatment deeply cleanses and exfoliates the scalp dissolving excess sebum, perspiration and environmental pollutants that can clog hair follicles and inhibit hair growth. An invigorating blend of menthol and peppermint oil leaves your scalp feeling refreshed and revitalized.

HairMax for den•si•ty ACTIVATOR ($45)

Fortify and enrich the scalp with this breakthrough, high performance, leave in serum spray. This unique peptide complex, designed for thinning hair is loaded with a proprietary blend of follicle boosting ingredients to nourish the scalp and encourage naturally thicker, stronger, healthier looking hair.

Sold separately and as a collection for $89. The HairMax for den•si•ty Collection will be available at ULTA stores nationwide Spring 2014.

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Total Beauty Collection for HSN Review


I have your first look at the exclusive Total Beauty Collection for HSN Box – this box is filled with samples from HSN’s fan’s favorite brands and curated by the team.

This special box created for HSN has nine sample products including Soap & Glory, NYX and Too Faced, YBF, Nyakio and more  for only $19.95 with free shipping. Included in the box is a $10 off coupon that you can spend on any full-size product from the brands participating in the box.

The collection will be released on June 23rd and then on July 2nd in a 24-hour live on-air special. The on-air special will have the Total Beauty editors on to share their tips, talk about the collection and answer your questions!

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Total Beauty Collection for HSN

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YBF Perfect Prep Face Primer
The YBF Perfect Prep Face Primer is meant to smooth and refine the appearance of your face and extend the life of the makeup on your face. The primer is yellow-based to neutralize but the tint is super subtle and disappears by the time you rub it into your skin.  I love the silky smooth texture, it goes on easy and feels great on my skin. It made a huge difference on hot days and kept my makeup put.

Too Faced Lip Insurance
I love primers but somehow had missed this gem. This lip primer  prolongs the life of the lip color and prevent feathering, bleeding and creasing. Lip Insurance fills in any little lip cracks and creases for a smooth canvas to work with and makes my lipstick last hours rather than minutes.

NYX Glam Lip Gloss Aqua Luxe in Beat Goes On 03
A full size tube in a great shade for summer. This sparkly pale pink lipgloss is packed with gold and opal shimmer. I thought this color might be a little too light but I have really loved it. Gives my lips a nice soft pink color and feels great on.

Serious Skincare Glycolic Gommage Extreme Renewal Exfoliating Facial
This was very different from normal exfoliators but I love it. You apply the clay like product to your skin and let it dry for ten minutes. Once its dry add a bit of water to your fingertips and start massaging your skin to reactivate it. After I had worked it in and rinsed my skin felt incredibly soft and smooth, perfect for an at home spa night.

Tan Towel Self Tan Towelette
The Tan Towel is a towelette concentrated with a self-tanning formula for quick application with no streaks or mess. Within 2-4 hours, you should have a natural looking glow and can re-apply with another Tan Towel if you’d like a darker tan.  Make sure to exfoliate before use. One towel covered my legs, arms, chest, back and face. The product dried quickly and left a nice golden glow, no orange!

Nyakio Kenyan Coffee Signature Collection
This collection smells wonderful and feels great on. The polish was gentle and didn’t aggravate my skin and left it really soft. This body scrub is perfect for use before the Tan Towelette and the coffee scent is invigorating. And last but not least the Hydrating Face Oil feels amazing. It absorbs right away without feeling heavy or greasy and leaves my skin hydrated and smooth.

  • Kenyan Coffee Face Polish -“Kenyan Coffee and Jojoba gently remove dull skin, while Lemongrass and Neroli Oils provide superb moisturization, leaving skin radiant, soft and more youthful-looking.”
  • Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub – “Kenyan Coffee and Sugar remove dull skin, while Mongongo Nut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Avocado Oil provide superb moisturization, leaving skin radiant, soft and more youthful-looking.”
  • Hydrating Face Oil with Kola Nut – “African Kola Nut and a blend of African Ximenia, Chamomile and Trichilia Oils revitalize and hydrate for over 12 hours. With only a few drops, skin becomes smooth, moisturized and more youthful-looking.”

Taya Copaiba Resin with Volumizing Elixir
This product is formulated with Copaiba Resin which is a fibrous binding sap that leaks from the trunk and bark of the Copaiba Tree. This treatment is meant to provide volume, lift and bounce to your hair.  Just wash your hair and apply to damp towel dried hair. The oil is very light and didn’t weight my hair down and smelled great.

Ruby Falls Sugar Scrub
A great citrus scent and the perfect size for travel. Perfect for before self tanning or just keeping your skin smooth all summer.

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Body Moisturizer
Quick relief for dry skin. Righteous Butter is a great thick body butter but feels like a light lotion on my skin. It hydrates so well and I love how well it absorbs leaving no greasy feeling behind.  And the best part this body butter smells good enough to eat.

A really great box with so many quality samples. Don’t forget to tune into HSN, this collection will be released on June 23rd and then again on July 2nd in a 24-hour live on-air special. Don’t miss out!

You can learn more about this collection and purchase here.


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample of these products for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

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John Frieda Sheer Blonde: Keep Up With Your Blonde Campaign


Blonde icon Lauren Conrad joins John Frieda® Sheer Blonde® Hair Care to kick off their Keep Up With Your Blonde Campaign, a program that empowers blondes to maintain their best colour with a regimen of expert care to keep their blonde hair its lightest and brightest, and to celebrate the bold confidence that accompanies that fresh colour.

“Being a blonde is a part of who I am,” explains Conrad. “As someone who lives in California, it takes work to keep my colour light and bright. I use the Sheer Blonde® collection because I know that from tone correcting, to lightening, to highlight enhancing, it will help me maintain the blonde I love,” says Conrad.


Conrad will be guest blogging this month on She will also share how she keeps up with her own signature blonde with a how to video that you can view here: and on the John Frieda® Hair Care website.

Being blonde will have even more benefits: from June 9th through July 9th, when you pick up some of your favorite Sheer Blonde® products and prove your purchase with a receipt, you can claim (or redeem) an offer to receive a beauty reward, while supplies last. Details are available at

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Father’s Day Finds from ZIRH

Before you know it, it’ll be time to celebrate the dad in your life and all the amazing things he’s done for you. But if you’re still racking your brain to come up with the perfect Father’s Day gift, there’s no need to worry – we’ve got your back. From ZIRH skincare essentials to lingering colognes to dad’s shaving basics we have the Father’s Day gift picks every dad is going to love!

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This is such a great men’s scent. It smells like what I would imagine you would smell snuggled up to  Jon Hamm in a flannel shirt. That’s a thing right?

Its a masculine scent that isn’t too overpowering and the black cinammon and ginger create such a great spicy and woody scent.

IKON Eau De Toilette ($65/125ml) – For the polished and sophisticated dad in your life, gift him this dark, woody cologne. It makes an undeniable statement with strong notes of ginger, black cinnamon and cedarwood that leaves a masculine trail and a lasting presence.

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IKON PURE Eau De Toilette ($65/125ml) – On a lighter note, this fresh twist on the original IKON scent is designed to showcase a man’s power of attraction. With just a spritz dad will be feeling confident and intelligent. It retains its strong, masculine back while adding citrus zesty notes to brighten up the fragrance and bring it to life.

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ZIRH Starter Kit ($59) – For the dad who has everything, do him one better by giving him everything…all in one kit. This starter kit includes all of dad’s must-haves to great skin: Clean Alpha-Hydroxy Face Wash, Scrub Aloe Exfoliator, Correct Vitamin Serum and Protect Daily Moisturizer.

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Any man can appreciate a great shaving kit. And you won’t be disappointed with the ZIRH Shave Basics Kist. The prepare oil is great not greasy just the right texture to soften his hair before he shaves. Follow that with the super refreshing Aloe-Vera Shave gel and you have a winner. But wait there’s more! He can finish his routine with Soothe a post shave treatment that will have his face looking and feeling good!

ZIRH Shave Basics Kit ($39) – Want dad to have the cleanest shave? Look no further! This Father’s Day give him this all-in-one shave basics kit featuring the essentials: Prepare pre-shave oil, Aloe-Vera Shave Gel and Soothe post shave treatment.

ZIRH products are available at Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Dillards stores nationwide and at


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

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