Golden Globes “Get The Look”: Lily Collins and Anna Kendrick with John Frieda Hair Care

For last night’s 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards John Freida hair care gurus did their magic on Hollywood celebrities such as  Lily Collins and Anna Kendrick .

Inspiration: Gregory Russel was inspired by Lily’s beautiful beaded Zuhair Murad gown to create a voluminous textured updo with braided details

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Step-by-step:

  • To start, apply a golf ball sized amount of John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse on the roots for lasting volume, and then another golf ball sized amount to the lengths of the hair for body
  • Then, brush through and begin blowing the hair out with a multi-bristle brush and setting the “mohawk” section on velcro rollers securing each with a duckbill clip
  • Once cooled, start curling hair with a 1.25″ barrel, spraying each section with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray before curling
  • Then, curl the mohawk section away from the face and fasten each curl with a duckbill clip
  • While the hair cools, spray the roots with the new John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo to add lift and texture
  • Next, remove the clips, brush out and section out 1″ of the perimeter of the hair all the way around the head
  • Add a pearl sized amount of John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-up Creme to the remaining hair and secure it with a bungee hair tie at the crown of the head
  • Then, work through the lengths to define and pin the curls up to create a voluminous messy bun
  • Take selected pieces from the perimeter and pin back, leaving some wispy face framing pieces out
  • Braid the remaining hair into a fishtail pulling it slightly apart for texture and shape. Fasten it around the bun with hair pins
  • Finally, spray John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray to lock in the style

Craig Gangi gives Anna Kendrick’s hair polished elegance.

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Inspiration: The Grecian Vionnet gown inspired Craig to give Anna a more polished, sleek look that would show off the one-shoulder silhouette

Step-by-step:

  • To prep the hair for the sleek style, use the new John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Next, apply John Frieda Frizz Ease Straight Fixation Styling Creme on damp hair and then blowout the hair straight
  • Use a rat-tail comb to create an extreme side-part and pull the hair behind the ears. For extra smoothness, flat iron the top of the hair from roots to mid-length
  • Then, without sectioning off the hair, start wrapping the hair around a 2” curl barrel to create an elegant wave. Secure the look with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray
  • To prevent an flyaways and frizz, finish by applying John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-up Creme on the hands and combing through the hair

Visit  John Freida to see their full range of products

Last Minute Beauty Gifts For The Holiday Season

Are you ready for Christmas and New Year’s? If you are searching for any last minute holiday products, I gotcha covered! Below are gift ideas for your mom, aunt, grandma, sis or uncle. These makeup/skincare products will be sure to change your holiday gift giving game for the better.

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette

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When color is your drug of choice, you know where to get the good stuff. Introducing a limited edition palette featuring 21 shades of UD’s iconic Eyeshadow (the most ever in any UD palette!) organized by color family to create a rainbow of ombré trios: pinks, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, purples and even a wildcard row that goes from white to black. The 18 NEW shades, three exclusives from past palettes and a wide range of finishes come housed in a sleek black case with tonal, spectrum-like lines that alternate from matte to shiny and a rainbowed-out, faceted “UD” jewel. Full Spectrum comes equipped with a huge mirror and a double-ended brush. And of course, each Eyeshadow in Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette features their Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

Available at Sephora/Sephora.com, Ulta Beauty/Ulta.com, select Macy’s stores/Macys.com, and UrbanDecay.com

Ralph Lauren Fragrances Romance Trilogy Holiday Coffret

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This gift set includes three 30mL bottles of your favorite Ralph Lauren Women’s fragrances: Midnight Romance, Romance and Tender Romance.

Available at RalphLauren.com

ILUMINAGE SKIN REJUVENATING EYE MASK

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In a festive red for holiday, this luxurious satin-soft eye mask is specially woven with copper infused fibers to help maintain skin’s youthful appearance. Proven to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin in as little as four weeks, it can be worn each night to help achieve results. Hand wash with mild detergent and lay flat to dry.

Available at iluminagebeauty.com in November

ILUMINGE DELUXE ANTI-AGEING GIFT SET

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Experience next generation skin rejuvenation with the Iluminage Deluxe Anti-Ageing Gift Set. Utilizing high-tech copper technology which is clinically proven to help improve the appearance of skin, the set combines anti-ageing gloves and socks with a rejuvenating eye mask to leave skin feeling youthful, smooth, soft and replenished.

Available exclusively at Neiman Marcus

Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation

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You know UD is all about giving you the tools to stay up all night (who has the time – or the space in their clutch – to reapply makeup at 2AM?) For makeup that has as much stamina as that hottie on the dance floor, Urban Decay introduces All Nighter Liquid Foundation. The waterproof, oil-absorbing formula provides full coverage with a modern matte finish, but never looks overdone. (How much coverage is full coverage, you ask? It’s got three times the pigment of NAKED Skin Liquid Makeup.) Perfect for all-night affairs and other scandalous activities, the revolutionary formula is comfortable enough to wear every day. With 24 meticulously calibrated shades in the line, it’s easy to find a perfect match; the formula applies beautifully whether you use your fingers, a sponge, or one of UD’s Pro Brushes. It contains a high-tech polymer gel system to provide long-lasting wear, and a combination of 25% light-diffusing pigments and next-generation silicones provide a full-coverage, matte finish for blown-out, beautifully perfected skin.

Available at Sephora/Sephora.com, Ulta/Ulta.com, Macy’s/Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com

 

Urban Decay NAKED Illuminated Trio

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Want that gorgeous just-got-naked glow all over? Urban Decay introduces a limited-edition set containing three new shades of their coveted illuminator for face and body with a double-ended brush sized just right for the powders. Each shade contains light-reflecting particles that give skin a luminous look using a sophisticated, microfine shimmer. Simply dust on this smooth, silky powder wherever you want to create an instant glow for a radiant look from head to toe. NAKED Illuminated gets baked on a terra cotta disc for 24 hours, then finished by hand. Baking the powder gives it a high level of just-perfect shimmer (without the metallic look of cheaper formulas). It also provides the color payoff of a loose powder, the convenience of a pressed powder and the feel of silk.

Available at Sephora/Sephora.com, Ulta Beauty/Ulta.com, select Macy’s stores/Macys.com, and UrbanDecay.com

L’Oréal Paris Limited Edition Colour Riche La Palette Lip

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Palettes, or portable-beauty, have become the new ‘must-have’ product on the market. Combining alluring shade ranges and the iconic Colour Riche formula, each palette allows women to put their makeup artistry techniques to work.  Available in limited-edition Red and Nude color collections – the palettes features eight vibrant shades with multiple finishes.

  • Cream – immediate color and shine with an advanced pigment dispersion system.
  • Matte – maximum pigment with a matte finish using hard and soft waxes.
  • Highlighter – enhances lip appearance by adding shimmery, metallic tones.          Available at lorealparisusa.com and drugstores nationwide

 

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection

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Can you believe it’s been 20 years since UD launched their first collection? To mark this huge milestone, they’re bringing back the cult-fave old-school shades you thought you’d never see again. This limited-edition capsule collection features nine shades from the original lip lineup, but now in the creamy, addictive new Vice formula. The perfect mix of vintage UD and modern luxury, these shades haven’t been available in years! Get your hands on shades like UV-B (a shifty blue that Wende wore all the time in the ‘90s) and Pallor (a modern, frosty lavender gray that’s extremely flattering). And let’s not forget their most-requested vintage shade, Bruise, a deep wine red with a green shift. Even the case is a throwback – they resurrected and modernized the original shotgun shell tube.

Available at Sephora/Sephora.com, Ulta Beauty/Ulta.com, select Macy’s stores/Macys.com, and UrbanDecay.com

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Collection

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After hours of wearing heavy makeup, be sure to cleanse the skin thoroughly. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal is the brand’s first dermatologist-inspired skincare line powered with Glycolic Acid and Vitamin C. The collection delivers anti-wrinkle and brightening skincare benefits to reveal brighter, younger-looking skin. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal consists of four unique products to complete your daily routine:

  • Brightening Daily Scrub Cleanser
  • Brightening Peel Pads
  • Brightening Dual Overnight Moisturizer
  • Brightening Day Moisturizer

Available at lorealparisusa.com and drugstores nationwide

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Waterproof Makeup Remover & Cleanser

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This all-in-1 bi-phase, oil-free cleanser is surprisingly powerful yet gentle to skin. Like a magnet, micellar technology captures and lifts away dirt, oil and waterproof makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean and refreshed without drying or irritating.

Available at mass retailers nationwide or garnierusa.com

Sally Beauty ion™ Magnesium PRO Styling Tools

Go from 0 to 450 in 70 seconds flat. Sally Beauty welcomes the next generation of heat styling with the exclusive launch of ion™Magnesium PRO Styling Tools. Harnessing the power of Korean Magnesium – a natural element with extraordinary heat conductivity – styling is faster and requires fewer strokes. The result? Less damage. Less time. Salon-quality finish. Adding to Sally Beauty’s portfolio of over 10,000 salon-quality products, this collection maintains a consistent temperature, leaving hair looking and feeling its healthiest.

 

  • ion™ Magnesium PRO 1800W Hair Dryer has a high-performance DC motor with suburb airflow for a fast dry time. Operating at three speeds, with three heat and one cool setting, drying results are amplified for shiner, softer hair
  • ion™ Magnesium PRO Flat Iron delivers optimal heat transfer for an effortlessly polished style. With the ability to reach 200°F – 450°F in 70 seconds, the flat iron promises smooth strands in less stokes
  • ion™ Magnesium PRO Curling Iron reaches temperatures up to 430°F in 90 seconds, leaving curls shiny and sleek

Available exclusively at Sally Beauty nationwide and online at SallyBeauty.com beginning November

SUMMER BEAUTY INDULGENCE

Now that summer is finally here, we can enjoy the pampering benefits of vacation or just some rest & relaxation along with some amazing beauty products that will be sure to indulge all of your senses.

BB CREAM

DHC BB Cream 5-in-1 skin perfector

DHC BB Cream beauty balm foundation is a 5-in-1 skin perfector: It hydrates, primes, covers flaws, protects with SPF 20 and fights fine lines. Instantly renew the look of your skin with this rich, natural-looking makeup wonder, formulated with revitalizing germanium to fight signs of aging. A small amount goes a long way to create a dewy, flawless complexion.

  • Creamy foundation with superior blendability
  • Simplifies your routine and maximizes your beauty
  • SPF 20 broad-spectrum sun protection from titanium dioxide and zinc oxide

Spread evenly over your face. If desired, finish with your favorite DHC powder. It come in 3 shades: Natural Ocher 01, Natural Ocher 02, Natural Ocher 03

Tip: Try mixing 2 shades or more for ultimate color correction

Want to try a sample? One lucky reader will have a chance to receive a complimentary sample of DHC BB Cream. All you need to do to enter the giveaway is email me at rnabhen@f2fgroupmiami.com with your desired shade. A winner will be randomly chosen and notified on Friday, June 24th 2016 by end of business day. Limited to U.S. only.

For more information on DHC, please click HERE

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ActivESSENCE Time Released Fragrance Mists allow you to completely revamp your fragrance arsenal while simultaneously providing your skin with essential oils and vitamins A, C, and E, leaving it feeling nourished, hydrated, and supple. See below for the full spectrum of colorful scents offered by the collection:

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Price/Availability: at Walgreens, CVS, Target.com, Amazon.com, Drugstore.com

Citrus Splash available exclusively at Walgreens

·         Exotic Cherry Blossom— Tangy Grapefruit, warm Sandalwood and Spiced Apricot create this tropical scent for sweet skin renewal

·         French Vanilla Lavender—Spring Lavender and Water Lilly topped with notes of Asian Ylang Ylang enable relaxation and rejuvenation

·         Tropical Coconut Coast—Coconut Blossom and Exotic Tiger Lily offer the perfect tropical escape for your senses

·         Moroccan Orchid & Amber—Warm Amber and exotic Asian Orchid create this enticing, skin-nourishing scent

·         Citrus Splash—Juicy Lemon and Garden Mint invigorate this refreshing scent  – this limited edition scent is perfect for summer!

 

FIRM SKIN

ALPHA BLU is an exciting new skincare line that was unveiled by Blue Horizon International during this past New York Fashion Week. The uniquely formulated skincare line is called Alpha Blu. It contains ingredients derived directly from ethically harvested adult human stem cells along with cytokines and proteins to support the improvement and firmness of skin while promoting elasticity and offering a natural boost to create a youthful glow.

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  • Alpha Blu Day Cream is a moisturizing cream that provides a hydrating punch for all skin types. Packed with ingredients such as Aloe Vera, the cream offers moisture retention throughout the day and gives the skin a youthful glow.
  • Alpha Blu Night Cream offers a nourishing nighttime skin care treatment, for all skin types, that intensely hydrates overnight. Infused with Shea Butter, the night cream offers anti-inflammatory, emollient, and humectant properties providing skin with greater resilience.
  • Alpha Blu Eye Cream is infused with cornflower extract which is designed to provide a soothing effect on the delicate skin surrounding the eyes. This deeply hydrating cream is designed specifically to cater to the special needs of the delicate eye area.
  • Alpha Blu Smoothing Skin Serum is a highly-concentrated, smoothing serum that is infused with key ingredients including anti-inflammatory agents and grape vine extract, which contains antioxidant properties that promote skin renewal. The serum is designed to support the retention of firmness and moisture.

Alpha Blu is available for sale online and comes as a four piece set featuring a day cream, night cream, eye cream, and soothing skin serum.

A PROFESSIONAL FACIAL AT HOME

 

Want better looking skin? The solution is simple. DERMAFLASH

 

DERMAFLASH takes at-home exfoliation to the next level. This NEW first-in-class system brings all the benefits of dermplaning right into your bathroom. Using a subtle sonic vibration, DERMAFLASH refines skin by removing debris, dead skin cells, vellus hair/peach fuzz and other complexion-dulling culprits. Skincare and make up glide on flawlessly.

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After just 10 minutes, your skin is clean, fresh and glowing.

 

The numbers speak for themselves, in a clinical study:

  • 83% said their skin felt softer after using DERMAFLASH
  • 94% loved the way their skin felt after using DERMAFLASH
  • 89% said their make up application was easier after using DERMAFLASH
  • 78% felt they did not need to wear as much make up after using DERMAFLASH

DERMAFLASH also helps even skin tone by removing built up surface cells that contribute to a dull complexion. Safe and effective for all skin types, DERMAFLASH is the answer to more youthful and radiant skin.

 

 

 

DERMAFLASH is available on www.dermaflash.com and will be sold on Sephora.com starting December 18.

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL

 

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SheaMoisture 100% Pure Oils

Multi-functional natural, wellness Lite Weight solutions for dryness. Formulated with efficacious, culturally relevant ingredients. Pressed from the leaves, bark, root, flower, fruit or seeds SheaMoisture Pure Oils are the heart and soul of the plant from which medicinal and healing properties can be derived. Highly potent, 100% Pure Oils can be used alone or added to other facial products to boost performance and create a custom treatment for your specific needs. A few drops goes a long way.
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African Water Mint & Ginger

Tingle away impurities with detoxifying formulas blended with certified organic Shea Butter, natural African Water Mint, Activated Charcoal, Ginger and Opuntia extracts. An exhilarating, sensorial experience from head to toe.

 

For more information on SheaMoisture, please click HERE

SKINCARE FOR “ALL”

Bétèrre provides high quality, effective and safe skin care for a variety of uses. Thanks to groundbreaking organizations that have publicized and warned us about the most toxic ingredients we should purposefully avoid, we now know better thanks to the Bétèrre team!

This is skin care for all, which works by combining nature, botanics and science to provide a one of a kind, complete line of products for everyone.

The Golden Elixir

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Nourish, Soften, Smooth and Glow.

For a soft, smooth glow, this luxurious, nutrient-rich elixir, made with both Vitamins C and E, was created for the tip of your toes to the ends of your hair and everywhere in between. The world’s finest oils including meadowfoam, camellia, ylang ylang, sea buckthorn and elemi combine with botanical extracts of arnica, comfrey and chamomile to nourish, moisturize and protect your skin and your hair.

Skin Type: Benefits all skin types

From the Garden: Sunflower, Meadowfoam, Camellia, Argan, Olive, Orange, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Hemp, Elemi, Sea Buckthorn, Rosemary, Siberian Fir, Arnica, Comfrey, Coneflower, Chamomile, and Marigold

Synergizing Ingredients: Vitamin C, Vitamin E

Botanical Hair Tamer

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To Condition & Smooth the Wildest Hair.

This all natural serum of abyssinian, meadowfoam and sea buckthorn tames dry, unruly and damaged hair. A combination of light oils fight frizz and Vitamin E enhances the beneficial botanicals to condition dead, split or breaking ends. Rosemary, comfrey and bergamot soothe and nourish the scalp.

Hair Type: Dry, damaged, unruly, frizzy hair.

From the Garden: Shea, Olive, Coconut, Abyssinian, Meadowfoam, Bergamot, Orange, Grapefruit, Camellia, Sea Buckthorn, Rosemary, Lavender, Arnica, Chamomile, Marigold, Comfrey, Marigold, Coneflower

Synergizing Ingredient: Vitamin E

All Natural

Bétèrre was first created to address the specific skin problems faced by those who are being treated for cancer and other serious health issues. These problems are known first hand by the founder of Bétèrre, two-time cancer survivor Gina Maisano. She teamed up with two leading physicians who see women during their treatments and hear about their skin challenges long after treatment has ended. Together they created Bétèrre to fill a void in the marketplace.

For more information on Bétèrre, please click HERE

GET GLOWING

Exuviance Skin Caring Foundation SPF 20
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Formulated to visibly reduce the signs of aging while providing all-day coverage, treatment and protection from the sun.
  • Polyhydroxy Acid Gluconolactone provides anti-aging benefits
  • Smudge-resistant, light-to-medium, all-day coverage
  • Ten skin flattering shades

Achieve natural, light to medium coverage and build skin health with this anti aging treatment foundation. This water-based, oil-free formula ensures flawless, lightweight coverage that also helps reduce the visible signs of aging while providing treatment and protection. All skin types, even the most sensitive, benefit from antioxidants and sunscreen protection. Plus, longer term, clinically proven and highly effective Polyhydroxy Acid reveals younger looking skin. Dermatologist and allergy tested. Oil-free and non-comedogenic. Paba-Free.

For more information on Exuviance, please click HERE

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Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer Serum

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Show off smooth skin with the new Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer Serum.  This lightweight primer serum instantly tightens pores and absorbs excess oil for all day flawless wear.  Just in time for Summer, this serum will have skin in shape in no time.

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer Serum

  • A lightweight primer that instantly tightens pore and smoothes the skin
  • Gentle formula that contains pore tightening actives and astringents to absorb excess oil for all day flawless wear
  • Micro fine powders blur fine lines and color correct skin tone

Hard Candy’s Sheer Envy Primer is available only at Walmart and Walmart.com

PROFESSIONAL QUALITY COLOR AT HOME – GO RED!

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Red Hair: Teak and Mahogany

Redheads cannot hide – and why should they? Revel in the new shades for red hair. We show you what kind of care for color-treated hair can keep the color in your hair stay rich and luminous. In our color consultation you learn how to turn red the stylish way.

Warm Hair Colors

The rich colours of falling autumn leaves inspire women to wear warm hair colours like golden blonde, hazelnut brown and coppery red. We show beautiful hairstyles to go with these warm but intense colours. You may even be inspired to try a two-tone fall colour look.

For more information on Schwarzkopf products and points of sales, please click HERE

Be Who You Are! Bobbi Brown FALL ’16 : Instant Confidence Stick & Sunset Pink Collection

Bobbi Brown FALL ’16 : Instant Confidence Stick & Sunset Pink Collection 

“Be Who You Are”

ON COUNTERS IN JULY

I’m excited to share with you two of Bobbi’s new Fall 2016 collections – Instant Confidence Stick and Sunset Pink Collection.  This fall, Bobbi is proud to be celebrating 25 years and her Be Who You Are mantra.

To kick off the season, she introduces Instant Confidence Stick, a magic eraser for fine lines and wrinkles that instantly blurs imperfections with weightless, light-diffusing powders. Bobbi believes it’s retouching the natural way.

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Sunset Pink Collection is Bobbi’s take on “magic hour,” that time of day when the sun casts a twilight glow on the skin and is an edited curation of sun-kissed shades for eyes, lip and cheeks.

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I’m also in LOVE with the Bobbi Brown HIGHLIGHTING POWDER in AFTERNOON GLOW. Infused with the shimmering pink colors of a Telluride sunset, this light-reflective powder delivers high-impact, buildable radiance. Comes in a limited edition mirrored compact. Ideal for all skin types and skin tones. Available today!

bb_prod_EFY603_415x415_0For more information and details on Bobbi Brown products click HERE

 

BRING THE SPA TO YOUR HOME – AQUIS ESSENTIALS

AQUIS Rituals towels are light, luxurious and designed to care for your skin in the gentlest and most effective way. Their exfoliating towels, mitts and back scrubbers are made with loofah-like fibers that invigorate and massage your skin. The plush and luxurious bath towels, robes and headbands wrap you in comfort while wicking away moisture, leaving your skin hydrated and soft to the touch. A range of towels to create simple rituals that leave you looking and feeling good, from the inside out.
In the time it took me to do my makeup my hair was up-to 85% dry which decreased my styling time in less than half!
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Lisse Luxe
TOWEL & TURBAN DUOIT TAKES TWO

Unleash the power of our hair towels and turbans with the Lisse gift set. Features the Lisse Luxe Hair Towel and Turban, designed specially for normal, curly, fine and damaged hair and that needs some extra TLC. New generation Aquitex improves absorbency and comfort. Wraps and tucks easily leaving hands free while hair dries. Dries fast with less friction, to minimize frizz and damage.Size: Towel: 19 X 42in. Turban: One Size

CHOOSE YOUR COLOR:

  • IVORY WHITE
  • DESERT ROSE
  • CLOUDY BERRY
  • CHEVRON

    NEED SOME HAIR TRUTHS??????????????

    Hair Truth #1

    YOUR HAIR IS NEVER SO VULNERABLE AND DAMAGE PRONE AS WHEN IT IS WET.

    That’s why drying your hair naturally can make more difference to its health and appearance than any other method.

    Hair Truth #2

    IT’S YOUR HAIR BABY! YOUR HAIR NEEDS TENDER CARE JUST LIKE YOUR HANDS AND HEART.

    Hair is at its most delicate and vulnerable to damage when it is wet. So for hair that glows with natural health, you need to care for it like a baby. Be gentle. Don’t rub it the wrong way. Don’t blast it with too much heat.

    Hair Truth #3

    DOES YOUR HAIR HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM?

    Drying your hair is one of those innocuous habits that gets little attention. But hair has a dark secret. The keratin in the core of every hair strand has a terrible thirst. The longer it stays wet the more it stretches and the more water it absorbs. Until it gets so stretched and bloated that the keratin bonds rupture and then hair loses all of its natural elasticity. So it’s important to dry your hair fast. But to do so in a way that doesn’t stress or stretch your hair.

    Hair Truth #4

    HOW TO KEEP YOUR HAIR’S VIRTUE INTACT?

    Hair is born in a beautiful, pristine state. While the cuticles that cover each strand of hair remain intact, your hair should look and feel gorgeous. But if those cuticles get raised, broken or twisted, then metals and minerals seep in and hair becomes vulnerable to dryness, dandruff, thinning, breakage and discoloration. A prime Culprit? Your bath towel. Rubbing them roughly with a cotton towel.

    Hair Truth #5

    THE SECRET TO BEAUTIFUL HAIR IS COMPASSION.

    Hair that glows with natural health must be treated with love. Use mild shampoos and minimal products. Wash it in lukewarm water. And did we mention drying it with care?

    Hair Truth #6

    A HUMBLE HAIR TOWEL CAN MAKE AS MUCH DIFFERENCE AS SHAMPOOS OR SERUMS

    Think of it like cooking. If the raw ingredients are old or tainted, no additions or techniques can rescue the dish. It’s the same with hair. Once you damage it, then it can never fully recover.

    Hair Truth #7

    LET DRYING WITHOUT DAMAGE BECOME SECOND NATURE.

    Experts say it takes sixty days for a new behavior to become a habit. So you have to keep remembering not to dry your hair the rough old way. Perhaps put a note saying “DON’T RUB” by the mirror? Maybe try using our hair turban so that it forces you to approach it differently?

    Hair Truth #8

    ONLY WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND HAIR CAN YOU TRULY CARE FOR YOUR HAIR.

    Most people have no idea of the damage they do everyday, by rubbing wet hair with a tangly cotton towel. It’s like cooking using a hammer, or painting using a saw. If they could only see hair close up. The springy inner core. The delicate cuticles. The way it swells and gets super stretchy when wet. Then they’d treat it right

    Hair Truth #9

    WOMEN SPEND BILLIONS ON HAIR TREATMENTS. IF ONLY THEY TREATED THEIR HAIR BETTER IN THE FIRST PLACE.

    Some people think nothing of splashing on a shampoo or serum. But when it comes to drying hair they just use any old hand towel. Using Aquis lets hair regain its natural beauty–creating a healthier raw material for salons and treatments to work with.

    Hair Truth #10

    LIFE’S TOO SHORT FOR BAD HAIR DAYS.

    Some days you just can’t do anything with your hair. That’s probably because it has become damaged. And that damage could derive from something as simple as how you dry your hair.

    For more information and purchasing, click HERE

 

Super Face + Flawless Body Collection by Enlite

ENLITE Super Face + Flawless Body Collection is a new brand developed exclusively for CVS stores consisting of highly-effective at-home treatments expertly formulated to treat targeted areas of the face and body.

What’s even more cool about this brand is that it is inspired by premium cult skincare favorites beloved by beauty editors, influencers and beauty enthusiasts. The company curated a 3 tier collection of products that target “quick fix” options and multitasking hero products that were not available to the masses, until now. Amazing, right?

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I tried the Scrub + Glow Facial Microdermabrasion, Clay Time Purifying Deep Cleansing Treatment Mask, Liquid Assets Detoxifying Platinum Peel-Off Mask, Skin like But-Tah Super Hydrating Body Butter, Hot Rock Renewal Polishing Pumice Body Scrub, and Check Your Bags at the Door Hydrating + Depuffing Eye Pads. They are all great products however my new “can’t live without” product is the Scrub + Glow Facial Microdermabrasion. I don’t go to the dermatologist so this is the perfect at home solution that I can use a few times a month to brighten up my complexion.

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ENLITE Super Face + Flawless Body is a collection of highly-effective at-home treatments expertly formulated to treat targeted areas of the face and body, available exclusively at select CVS stores nationwide and at CVS.com. Inspired by premium cult skincare favorites beloved by beauty editors, influencers and beauty enthusiasts, each “quick fix” and multitasking “hero” product provides instant gratification and immediate results while delivering a sensory experience that becomes more addictive after each use.

Jam packed with key natural and high-tech ingredients, all products are formulated with Optishield™, a proprietary anti-oxidant complex which helps protect against free radicals and environmental aggressors.

ENLITE Super Face + Flawless Body delivers on the promise of an active approach to skincare you can feel working the minute you put it on. The cooling, tightening and refreshing benefits of each product leave you feeling awakened and refreshed, as if you’d just worked out… even if you didn’t.

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Get Selfie-Ready Brows

Get Selfie-Ready Brows like Rimmel London‘s newest brand ambassador  Cara Delevingne! Ok, let’s face it, we may never look like the British model and actress, known for her trendsetting beauty but with the help of  Rimmel London products and expert tips from Spruce & Bond Brow Specialist, Matt Shakik we can put our best brows forward!

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TIP 1) Create the shape that’s right for you!

You want to accentuate the features of your face when you shape your brows. There is no same stencil for everyone when shaping your brows, since every face is different and asymmetrical. Use your natural arches to define your unique eye shape to give them a lift.

TIP 2) Use the correct tools like Rimmel London’s BROW THIS WAY EYEBROW SCULPTING KIT

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Using a powder or pencil helps you to create the fullness your brows lack due to little hair growth. You can create what would normally be brow hairs if they grew in that area. Never use a magnifying mirror, as it causes you to only see one brow at a time and not both together which creates a better match.

TIP 3) Avoid Over-Plucking and Waxing!

Do not jeopardize the structure or thickness by removing hairs that might in time give you a fuller and more complete brow. Don’t take out hairs on one side to match it up to the other if it means making the brow thinner. When it comes to an end goal with your brows give them time and let them go, it might be torture but it will be well worth the wait. Tweezing is always the best option as it allows you to remove individual hairs to achieve the best shape.

TIP 4) Choose a Color that Looks Natural as in Rimmel London’s BROW THIS WAY EYEBROW GEL

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You want the color to match well enough to look natural, yet you want it to be distinct enough to contrast a little. People normally try to match their hair color, but our brows naturally look darker because they’re surrounded by paler skin.

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When visiting N.Y.  make sure to make a brow appointment with Spruce & Bond !

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