New! Shu Uemura Art of Hair Innovation in Oil Technology

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She Uemura makes excellent hair products, I am still hooked  on their Color Lustre line. I’m excited to try out the new Cleansing Hair Oil. My hair tends to get dry in the summer with all the time in the sun and water. Oil seems like a different choice for cleansing and so wild it probably works.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair  NEW Cleansing Oil Shampoo for Dry Scalp & Hair!
An expansion of the brand’s iconic Art of Oils franchise, this product contains precious Neroli Essential Oil that deeply purifies and soothes the scalp and hair while providing the perfect dose of moisture. By respecting the delicate balance of the scalp, smooth and shiny healthy hair is revealed.

The Five Biggest Misconceptions About Hair Oils:

  • HAIR OILS ARE HEAVY. – Unlike some oil products that sit on top of the hair, products with Camellia Oil rapidly absorb thanks to a high concentration of lipids and minerals that work to protect and hydrate the hair.
  • HAIR OIL WILL MAKE YOUR HAIR LOOK GREASY. – With the correct application technique and amount of product, hair will appear healthy and shiny – NOT greasy. Only a pea-sized amount of oil should be used on mid–lengths to ends, NEVER roots.
  • OIL SHOULDN’T BE USED ON SECOND DAY HAIR. – Oils are a great way to revive second day hair by working to smooth frizz, hydrate dry ends, banish second day dullness and refreshing shine with an added hint of fragrance.
  • OIL SHOULD ONLY BE APPLIED TO WET HAIR. – In addition to being a great styling aid, oils can be applied to dry hair to add shine, time frizz and flyways, and also as a great pre-shampoo treatment for extra conditioning when applied to dry hair before washing. For extra nourishment, apply to dry hair at night from mid-lengths to ends. Leave on overnight and wash normally in the morning.
  • ALL HAIR OILS ARE THE SAME. – From argan to almond to coconut and Camellia, hair oils each offer unique benefits and nutrients. Choose an oil that is easily absorbed so it doesn’t weigh hair down or leave it looking greasy.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo for Dry Scalp & Hair retails for $57 and is available for purchase at Shu Uemura Art of Hair Consultant Salons and online at http://www.shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com.


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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Color

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Sally Hansen has upped the at home gel polish game. Now you can get a great at home gel polish manicure without and special lights or curing with the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Color line. With 48 shades you are sure to find a few you love. And the polish is easy to use just two coats of the Miracle Gel Color then apply one coat of Miracle Gel topcoat and let natural light do the curing for you.

First thing I noticed with this polish were the brushes. I likes the wide flat shape, made application much easier and much less messy which is great because I usually end up painting my whole finger.  I found the coats of gel color dried fairly fast and I was able to move on to the gel topcoat. My nails notoriously slough any polish within 24 hours. I even had problems with salon gel manicures chipping in the first day. I applied this on Friday morning and it last me through the weekend. I didn’t get a week or two of color but I did get several days which is much better than usual for me. And as my nails chip easily I am guessing this would last a week or more for most users. I worried how hard it would be to take off but it came off just like regular polish, no soaking or scrubbing needed.

I will definitely be grabbing more colors I think this polish would work great for a pedicure. And on top of the fact it gives me a few more days wear, I love how clean and easy it was to apply.

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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Color $5.99

The ONLY TRUE 2-STEP GEL MANICURE with no light needed. Over 45 shades that wow! And it’s only from Sally Hansen. Leading the revolution in gel technology.

Find your match. Take the quiz to find your shade!

Step 1: Apply 2 coats of Miracle Gel™ Color

Step 2: Apply 1 coat of Miracle Gel™ Top Coat

OMGel! Let natural light do the rest!

 

Available at your local drugstore or mass retailer, to learn more or purchase online check out www.Sallyhansen.com.

 

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


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Emily Liebert Collaborates w/ITCosmetics

Bestselling author Emily Liebert Collaborates with ITCosmetics on Exclusive Set of Products Tied to New Book Release

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Bestselling author Emily Liebert writes absorbing novels about the real-life concerns and complexities of women. IT Cosmetics creates game-changing beauty products for confident, independent women. Together, Liebert and IT have collaborated on an exclusive set of products tied to her new book.

 THOSE SECRETS WE KEEP (June 2, 2015)
Three women. Three lives. Three secrets.

On the surface, Sloane has the perfect life—an adoring husband, a precocious daughter, and enough financial security to be a stay-at-home mom. Still, she can’t help but feel as though something—or someone—is missing….

Hillary has a successful career and a solid marriage. The only problem is her inability to conceive. And there’s a very specific reason why….

As the wild-child daughter of old family money, Georgina has never had to accept responsibility for anything. So when she realizes an unexpected life change could tie her down forever, she does exactly what she’s always done: escape.

When these three women unite for a three-week-long summer vacation in beautiful Lake George, New York, even with the idyllic location as their backdrop, the tensions begin to mount. And they quickly discover that no secret can be kept forever….

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The products: Mini Hello Lashes (clinically proven 5-in-1 mascara), Mini No Tug Black (waterproof gel eyeliner), and Mini Brow Power (universal eyebrow pencil), are essential eyewear for your summer getaway and they come in a chic black make-up bag. The novel, THOSE SECRETS WE KEEP, is the must-read page-turner of the season. Together, every woman’s tote will be complete for summer.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with ITCosmetics on a set of products tied to the launch of THOSE SECRETS WE KEEP. I’ve had nice success in the past collaborating with brands that organically complement my novels. IT is the perfect partner for this new book because their products are a woman’s best kept beauty secret and my book is all about the secrets women keep.”

A great read and a great beauty collection, what more can a girl ask for? A wonderful collection with everything you need to create your eye look. You can see below the before with no makeup and below after using the liner, mascara and brow pencil. So easy and yet such a dramatic change.

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The gel liner is fantastic. This is one swipe below, the color is rich and no tugging to apply. Best part is this liner stays all day. No smudging or fading until I remove it. The mascara wand is great, with the wider tip its easy to grab all the tiny lashes that usually get missed.

Last but not least the brow pencil. The pencil is soft and easy to apply without being too dark. The other end of the pencil has a brush that helps comb your brows and keep them in place.

Preorder a copy of Those Secrets We Keep and the IT Cosmetics 3 piece tote here.

 

Press Sample: Disclosure I was sent a complimentary sample of the IT Cosmetics kit for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.


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Check out Free Beauty Events in your area!

Looking for some great new beauty products ? Spring is a great time to clean out your makeup cabinet and add some new colors and lighter products for the warmer months ahead.

Check out FreeBeautyEvents.com, they list all the events in your area with the latest and greatest products.  Just enter your zip to find out what great events are going on near you. They even host a monthly contest with some of the latest and greatest beauty finds.

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Their May Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from Revlon, CoverGirl, NYX, St. Ives, Olay and more! The Contest runs from now through 5/31/15, winners will be chosen on 6/5/2015 and notified by 6/15/2015.  Be sure to like the Free Beauty Events Facebook Page to enter to win prizes. 

 

To find out what is happening near you click here.

 


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