Winner announced! John Frieda Full Repair Collection

 

Congrats to our winner Robalina, please watch your email inbox!

 

 

 

As we slowly transition into fall, it’s time to think about repairing the damage our hair has endured during the past few months. Not only do we put it through the ringer when styling on a daily basis, but the summer sun and elements have also been reaking havoc on our stands!

John Frieda’s Full Repair Collection is all about reversing what’s been done and protecting your hair from further damage. “So many women who come into the salon have absolutely destroyed their hair by over-styling, over-coloring, and generally overdoing it,” explains Harry Josh, John Frieda® International Creative Consultant. “They traumatize their hair trying to get a certain look, but then they can’t maximize it because their hair is so fried. Full Repair™ offers them damage control that won’t weigh their hair down, letting them style to the limit while actually reversing the damage they’ve done to date.”

The Full Repair collection includes:
Full Body Shampoo ($6.99): Formulated with Inca Inchi oil, this bodifying shampoo repairs the look and feel of overworked hair as it weightlessly restores bounce for full, flowing styles.
Full Body Conditioner ($6.99): Omega-rich Inca Inchi oil repairs hair as the formula smoothes and detangles, reducing the risk of breakage and snagging when combing or brushing.
Protecting Root Lift Foam ($6.99): This lightweight foam protects hair from heat damage with Inca Inchi oil while creating instant body. Work into wet or towel dried hair at the roots for weightless lift and high-volume hair when styled.
Perfect Ends Deep Infusion ($9.99): This breakthrough product for Medium-Textured Hair instantly absorbs into damaged strands instead of coating the surface, penetrating hair with Inca Inchi oil to weightlessly reverse the look and feel of damage while protecting hair from heat.
Perfect Ends Sheer Mist ($9.99): This softening mist for Fine-Textured Hair protects heat-damaged hair with omega-rich Inca Inchi oil. Spray evenly through clean, wet hair, concentrating on ends and damaged areas to weightlessly repair and promote smooth, healthy strands.
Touch-up Flyaway Tamer ($9.99): This portable wand polishes broken strands, smoothing flyaways and frayed ends with Inca Inchi oil to keep hair sleek and smooth. Brush the wand over dry, styled hair for on-the-go touch-ups and a boost of shine.

 

CONTEST:

  • There will be 1 winner.
  • Winner will win receive the John Frieda Full Repair Collection.
  • To enter Like John Frieda on Facebook and tell us “What is your  favorite Fall Holiday and why? Then leave your name and email info in our comment section on MakeHerUp!
  • Contest runs Wednesday, 8/24/11 to Wednesday, 8/31/11
  • US  residents only
  • After the winner has been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

 


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Winners announced- YBF Lip Gloss set 5 winners!

Summer to Fall Beauty

With Fall fast approaching its time to start thinking about transitioning your beauty routine from summer to fall. Get the most out of your products with these must-have products!

Amika Obliphica Pure Oil
Quench and instantly repair stresses summer strands with this concentrated oil blend, developed to foster hair’s vitality and health. Enriched with Moroccan Argan oil, Vitamin E, Phenols, Carotene and Pro-vitamin B5, the pure Obliphica oil truly feeds hair, restoring natural moisture and balance. The perfect product to repair summer damage and give you locks luster.
Price: $34
Where to buy: www.sephora.com
CELEB FANS OF THE BRAND: Padma Lakshmi


C.O. Bigelow Mentha Smoothing Body Buffer # 1410
This mint-infused body buffer is spiked with peppermint sugar crystals, provides an invigorating exfoliating sensation. The wake-you-up formula sloughs away dead skin – often a casualty of too much summer sun. It also is formulated to smooth dry, rough spots creating a one-of-a-kind body-buffing experience that will make you proud to show off your skin anytime of the year.
Price: $14
Where to buy: C.O. Bigelow & www.bigelowchemists.com
CELEB FANS OF THE BRAND: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristen Bell, Katherine Heigl, Kelly Ripa & Liv Tyler

 


Tanda Zap
As the climate changes it can reek havoc on our skin. Beat blemishes with the Tanda Zap, scientifically proven to naturally, gently and safely kill the bacteria that causes mild to moderate acne in just 24 hours! Blue light, heat, and sonic vibrations treats unexpected breakouts on your face and body.
Price: $49
Where to Buy: Sephora & www.sephora.com

Bath & Body Work Paris Amour Collection
The essence of a woman who isn’t afraid of spontaneous adventure, the perfect scent to take you from summer to fall. Feminine and romantic, Paris Amour captures those first fleeting moments of falling in love: stolen glances from a beautiful stranger, a stroll down the Champs-Elysees, the unforgettable kiss. The latest addition to the Signature Collection, Paris Amour evokes the enchanting spirit of the namesake city. Envelop yourself in Parisian allure every day with a blend of sweet sparkling florals and warm, creamy musk. A part of Bath & Body Works’ “Romantic” collection, Paris Amour is formulated to make you feel elegant, beautiful and chic.
Price: Shower Gel ($10.50), Body Lotion ($10.50), Fragrance Mist ($12.50), Eau de Toilette ($29.50), Bubble Bath ($12.00), Shimmer Mist ($14.00), Select A Shimmer ($14.00)
Where to Buy: Bath & Body Work and www.bathandbodyworks.com

 

 

YBF Set of 3 Aqua Liplights Lip Glosses
These lip glosses help reflect light for a beautifully fashionable, get-you-noticed look. They are sheer enough to wear alone fur a pop of color during the summer or layer over lipstick in the fall for a rich pout.
Available in 3 different shades
Pink: Crystal Crimson, Pink Pearl and Radiant Raspberry
Neutral: Rustic Reflection, Twlight Tan and Twinkle Taupe
Wine: Glimmering Grape, Luminous Lilac and Vivid Violet.
Price: $19.80
Where to buy: www.Ybfstacey.com

 

Congrats to our winners: Lisa L, Lisa, Coleen B, Carla and Tasana.

 

CONTEST:

  • There will be 5 winners.
  • Each winner will win receive a YBF Set of 3 Aqua Liplights Lip Glosses.
  • To enter Like YBF on Facebook and tell us “What are you most looking forward to in Fall”? Then leave your name and email info in our comment section on MakeHerUp!
  • Contest runs Thursday, 8/18/11 to Thursday, 8/25/11
  • US  residents only
  • After the winner has been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.



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Beauty treatment that can turn dangerous: pedicures?

I was a bit shocked to see this article on Huffington Post this afternoon. Yes, I know the dangers of getting a pedicure in a salon. I know those tools are probably not as clean as they should be.

I was thrilled to find  a salon last week that opened my pedicure tools like they were in an operating room. My clippers, etc., were vacuum sealed in their own packet, and it was opened fresh for me. That was VERY comforting (and I’ll be going back there for sure).

But in case you didn’t know – here are some things to watch out for!

You may have a little more trouble relaxing into that massage chair with a magazine after this one — an unsanitary pedicure could lead a viral infection (such as warts), bacterial infections from ingrown toenails and agressive filing, or a fungal infection of the skin and nails, among other serious health problems, says Jackie Sutera, a New York City podiatrist.

Since some salons have better sanitizing practices than others, she recommends that you always bring your own tools (her favorites are Tweezerman), including cuticle nippers, toe clippers, a nail file, nail clippers and, most importantly, a foot file. “That’s one of the dirtiest things in that whole salon,” she says. “There’s a misconception that because they put it in a blue solution or because they put it in a thing that looks like a toaster oven, it’s clean — but it might not be.”

Sutera recommends hitting the spa earlier in the day, when things tend to be a bit cleaner and sanitary — before dozens of feet have soaked in the same bath on the same day and before technicians have a possibility of getting tired. And she would skip the “Wednesday Special” (that too-good-to-be true package deal for a mani/pedi combo), as it drives a lot of business and, correspondingly, could up your germ exposure.

Also, don’t give into the temptation to soak your feet too long. “It’s a cesspool in there,” Sutera says of the foot bath. “Don’t sit there and soak in that water forever.”

As far as those foot razors that promise to shave your callouses down for sandal-ready feet — skip it. “It’s really dangerous,” Sutera explains. Going at the heels too hard can reveal deep layers of skin that should never be exposed, leading to permanent damage or even scarring. Instead, just keep a pumice stone in your shower to keep up with the daily maintenance yourself.

Don’t shave your legs for at least 24 hours before the appointment, suggests Jessica Krant, Founder of Art of Dermatology in New York City — freshly shaved skin can be more prone to infection, especially when a technician is massaging up your thighs.

Post-pedi, slip your toes into your own flip flops — and for extra safety, clean your own feet when you get back home, Sutera says.


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Katy Perry’s personalized fingernails at last night’s VMA’s!

You may have noticed that Katy Perry wore custom Minx nails to the 2011 Video Music Awards last night as she accepted the Video of the Year award for her powerful single, “Firework.”   If you look closer at Katy’s Minx, however, you will notice that her nails had great significance.  Each nail shows a tiny personalized image of a record at the nail bed, symbolizing each of the five hit singles from her “Teenage Dream” album that propelled Katy into music history.

Los Angeles celebrity nail stylist Kimmie Kyees designed the custom Minx, using a black and white-checkered background to contrast with the blue and pink-labeled records that had “Katy” and “Perry” written on them in script.  Katy Perry is the only woman in the history of Billboard to have five songs from the same album at No. 1 on the Hot 100.  Michael Jackson is the only other artist to have achieved this.

Kimmie Kyees is the same nail stylist who applied the custom “Russell Brand” Minx to Katy Perry for her VMA appearance last year.  Minx nails is a solid nail coating that is available in salons and spas around the world.

For more information about Minx, please feel free to contact me or visit www.MinxNails.com.  For more information about Kimmie Kyees, visit www.kimmieknails.com.  Please feel free to use the attached two photos, with photo credit to Adam Orchon.

 


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