OPI Summer 2012: Minnie Mouse Collection

OPI’s newest collection will feature Disney’s Minnie Mouse. If you are a pink/red fan this collection is for you! The OPI Minnie Mouse collection will be released on June 1st and will consist of 4 new colors.


Nothin’ Mousie ’bout It – Don’t squeak it – SHOUT IT! This confetti light pink is tops!
I’m All Ears – Tell me how much you love this magenta shimmer.
If You Moust You Moust – You gotta pink what you gotta pink.
The Color of Minnie – You had this little mouse at red.

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New: Borghese Hair Care Line


To my delight Broghese has launched a new hair care line.. squeal! The lovely ladies at Borghese sent me a few items to try and they live up to my obsession. Not only do they work but I love how affordable they are. 

This new Borghese new hair care line is available now at CVS, the prices range from $13 – $18. The Italian-inspired products are professional grade, botanical enriched shampoos, conditioners and styling products. They include:

Venetian Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner
Modena Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
Salermo Silking Hair Oil
Tuscany Thickening Cream
Giovanni Volumizing Hair Gel
Siena Styling Spray
Siena Finishing Hair Spray
Milan Volumizing Mousse
Capri Style-In Conditioner

I love the Modena Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner,  they smell divine and are super hydrating. Just a bit of product and my hair is clean, smooth and so easy to comb through. The other standout is the Capri Style-In Conditioner its perfect for a bit of extra moisture when my hair feels dry. Also works great post swim at the pool helps detangle long hair and hydrate.


Disclosure: Complimentary samples were sent to MHU for an honest review.

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Introducing Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution!

I’ve had this product for probably over a month now, and haven’t reviewed it yet because I really wanted to see if it works. I used it every night after washing my face for weeks now, and I am happy to announce I absolutely saw results.

I have sun spots that are under my eyes, and they drive me NUTS. This product reduced the darkness of the spots so much – that I’m convinced it’s going to remove them completely as I continue to use it!

Following the 2010, breakthrough development of Kiehl’s Photo-age Corrector, Kiehl’s Since 1851 chemists introduce a fast, exceptionally effective formulation developed to promote youthful clarity while addressing the appearance of dark spots, discolorations, acne scarring and uneven skin tone – Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions® Clearly CorrectiveTM Dark Spot Solution.

The formula’s key ingredient, power-packed Activated C, is the latest-generation Vitamin C derivative available and Kiehl’s Since 1851 is proud to be the first company to bring this ingredient to market in the U.S. Kiehl’s unique, entirely clear preparation is 100% active to quickly begin attacking deep-set dark spots; and, with its “anti-cluster” technology, it swiftly breaks apart discolorations and prevents the formation of new pigment clusters.

Formulated with White Birch and Peony Extracts, the results of this potent combination are clear: fast, correction year-round, for visibly more uniform skin tone and overall clarity. This product is photostabilized and silicone-free and not made with optical diffusers or pearls to mask discolorations/dark spots, hence the clear formula in a clear bottle.

Most discoloration products work in a similar fashion by:
• Exfoliating skin to decrease retention of unwanted melanin at the surface;
• Limiting excessive melanin production and slowing the transfer of melanin to surrounding keratinocytes;
• Increasing anti-oxidant protection to prevent skin damage and melanin over-production.

Through comprehensive research, Kiehl’s chemists discovered that Activated C adds an innovative, valuable step in the fight against unwanted pigmentation: prevention of melanin clusters. Activated C actually breaks up existing melanin clusters, treating pigment currently present in the skin and inhibiting the formation of new melanin clusters.

“At Kiehl’s, we’ve determined that to promote clarity and a more youthful appearance, Activated C is next-generation. We’ve learned that we can’t simply slow down the production and migration of hyperpigmentation,” states Dr. Angelike Galdi, Kiehl’s Head Chemist & AVP of Research and Development. “We have to break up the overproduced melanin, prevent it from clustering into a dark spot and stop it from migrating to the surface. We refer to this as anti-cluster activity and Activated C is outstanding in this functionality. Many other spot corrector products do not perform this action. We believe that with this advancement, all hyperpigmentation products will now be evaluated for their performance in this area.”

Clearly Corrective is a fast-acting serum that penetrates faster and deeper allowing you to see results even sooner. This serum evens skin tone, diminishes dark spots to impart overall radiance and luminosity to the skin:

  • In as little as 2 weeks, 55% of women clinically demonstrated a significant reduction in dark spot intensity.
  • In 4 weeks, 69% of women clinically demonstrated a continued reduction in dark spots intensity and 73% of women showed a significant reduction in acne scarring. Reduction in other skin discolorations was clinically evident among 69% of women.
  • In 8 weeks, 87% of women clinically demonstrated more uniform skin tone to deliver breakthrough clarity.

Bottom line – this stuff works! If you have dark spots that you’d like to see go away – start with this product. We know and trust Kiehl’s – and they didn’t let us down this time!

Disclosure: I was sent a bottle of this product to sample for my review.

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How To: Create a Fishtail Braid

The team at The Beauty Department have a great how-to video on how to create a fishtail braid. I have been playing with my hair trying to get it right and this video makes it a lot easier to see the step by step process. In just 2 tries I am pretty happy how my braid turned out, now to buy some tiny clear elastics!

The hardest thing about doing a fishtail braid on yourself is getting it started. In this video, I’m giving you one of my favorite secret tricks… start with a clear elastic then cut it out at the end. By starting with a clear elastic at the top, you never have to worry about holding 4 confusing pieces together to get your braid going. You can just go straight into it!

Tools: 2 clear elastics, scissors, patience.


For a smoother braid, brush your hair out first. For a messier braid, leave the natural texture and separate the hair with your fingers.
Create a ponytail using a clear elastic.
Split the ponytail into two separate pieces.
Take a piece from the first side and pass it to the 2nd side.
Next take a piece from the 2nd side and pass it back to the 1st side.
Once you’ve finished your braid, go in with your scissors and CAREFULLY cut the clear elastic at the top.
Optional: gently pull on the pieces to loosen it up if you wish!
When you’re fishtail braiding, don’t think too hard! You’re simply making X’s. Also, remember that when you take the little piece from one side and pass it to the other side, you don’t need to keep track of it.


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