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What to Look for in a Quality Hair Dryer

Posted on 03/05/2012

T3 Featherweight LuxeThe right hair dryer can mean the difference between smooth, sleek locks and dried, damaged tresses. The more often you use a hair dryer, the more the quality of your styling tool matters. The logic follows – the better the dryer, the healthier your hair. A quality hair dryer such as those made by T3 reduces the amount of heat your hair is exposed to and saves you from constantly buying expensive conditioning treatments.

Here are some essential features to look for in a quality hair dryer from T3 or any other high-end brand:

Ionic technology. Your hair carries a natural positive charge; ions have a negative charge. When you use a hair dryer with ionic technology, the charge in your hair becomes neutral. The result is smooth hair that has less frizz.

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Erno Laszlo - Marilyn Monroe's Beauty Secret!

Posted on 03/06/2012

Erno Laszlo has been helping the world's most beautiful women maintain radiant complexions since 1927. He was literally the very first celebrity dermatologist with beauty icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly and more entrusting him to maintain their silver screen skin. He was known for amazing results as well his directness, often refusing to see clients if they stopped following his instructions and always knew because their skin was lying to him! He was also known for his "top secret custom blends" for his best customers and now many years later the brand has gone through their archives and revived these old Hollywood favorites for us to enjoy.

Erno Laszlo skincare is specifically formulated to confront the signs of premature aging and the stress a modern lifestyle can have on your complexion. The brands has 85 years of kept promises behind it as well as the testimonials of so many celebrity devotees, both timeless and current. When you purchase a product from the Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection you're taking a piece of Greta, Audrey, Katherine and more along with you. Each of the five new products in the collection have been taken from the archive and updated with the latest skincare technology. With a face behind each product in the range, you'll quickly discover why these Hollywood icons each entrusted their skin to the Erno Laszlo name.

Ava Gardner - Instant Eye Repair
Marilyn Monroe - Morning Beauty Rescue
Katharine Hepburn - Intensive Porcelain Veil
Grace Kelly - Refresh Moisture Infusion
Greta Garbo - VelvetNight Cream

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Benefits of Light Therapy for Skin Care Problems

Posted on 03/06/2012

Baby Quasar Light Therapy DevicesNews and health reports constantly tell us to stay out of the sun while also emphasizing that catching a few rays is healthy for you because it gives you a boost of Vitamin D. What if there were a way to harness the positive qualities of sunlight and do away with the rest? NASA scientists did just that when they developed a light therapy system to help promote the healing of astronauts’ skin in zero-gravity conditions. However, you don’t need to be in outer space to take advantage of this newer technology, thanks to products such as the Baby Quasar.

Light Therapy Explained

Light therapy involves exposing the skin a specific spectrum of light. Some common light spectrums include UVA and UVB. Nail tech at salons use UV lights to cure acrylic and gel manicures, while horticulturalists use special lighting in greenhouses to help plants grow. Those who suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) often use special lighting in their homes to help stave off feelings of depression. With repeated use, specific spectrums of light can also help heal your skin and improve its condition without the need to use harsh chemicals, injections or abrasives.

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Get Your Irish on: Green Nail Colors for St. Paddy's Day

Posted on 03/07/2012

butter LONDON DoshYou don’t have to dress like a leprechaun’s twin sister to show your Irish spirit. A splash of green on your fingers from your friends at Deborah Lippman or butter LONDON is all you need to make a fashion-forward statement and avoid the dreaded St. Patrick’s Day pinching. This year, our two favorite nail gurus offer a wide selection of rich, on-trend green lacquers for one of the year’s biggest party nights:

Don’t Tell Mama. Announced as Kelly Rippa’s favorite stocking stuffer, “Don’t Tell Mama” from Deborah Lippman is a dark evergreen polish with a hint of sophisticated glimmer. The color is like a mood ring, straddling the line between the dark green shade that means you’re happy and the blue color that means you’re in love.

Across the Universe. With this Deborah Lippman polish, you’ll look like you’re holding Irish stars in your hands. “Across the Universe” is packed with chunky, bright, metallic blue and green glitter, along with specks of sheer navy sparkles. Use this color on an accent nail or to create a French tip with “Don’t Tell Mama” as the base color.

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Nuxe Golden Shimmer Spray & Kai Body Glow on NBC Today!

Posted on 03/07/2012

The word "oil" when it comes to our skin used to be something that was dreaded and despised. Now, we can't get enough of the stuff with facial and body oils having a huge resurgence amongst the beauty industry tastemakers. We used to think that putting oil on top of an already oily complexion or any complexion in fact, was the worst possible thing you could do, but now studies are finding that oil based products are just as effective as traditional cream based moisturizers and serums. With chic brands such as Rodin Olio Lusso's Luxury Facial Oil being featured in the New York Times and numerous fashion publications, we're realizing that skin needs some healthy plant based oils to remain balanced. NBC Today recently featured it's favorite nourishing oils for hair, face and body and two of our products were amongst the ones chosen. If you don't already have a facial oil in your skincare reptoire you might be foregoing the missing link to maintaining beautiful and healthy skin.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil Golden Shimmer was chosen for the body because in a few spritzes it upgrades your skin to red carpet worthiness. This luxury dry oil is infused with tiny mother of pearl particles and six essentail oils that leave your skin with a luminous non-greasy glow and feel.

Huile Prodigieuse OR Dry Oil Golden Shimmer - Spray

Kai Body Glow was selected for fragrance because it smells like a tropical vacation in Hawaii. This body mist was also selected as one of Oprah's "Favorite Things" and leaves skin supple and soft along with a subtle glow.

Kai Body Glow

 

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Newspaper Nails With The New Black's Typography Set!

Posted on 03/08/2012

The ombre nail trend isn't going anywhere and thanks to nail lacquer brand The New Black, bringing this trend to life has never been easier. Instead of spending countless time in the department/grocery store trying to figure out which gradient shades best compliment each other, The New Black Ombre Nail Sets take the guess work out of it by offering numerous choices of 7, 5 and 2 lacquered sets that will have your nails looking like they stepped out of the latest beauty spread in a magazine. Five new sets have just arrived from a sea inspired set (Waves), to newspaper print (Typography) and others shown below will ensure your nails cause heads to turn and wallets as well due to the fantastic price point! Individually buying 5 different lacquers can quickly become expensive but not when you buy The New Black's Ombre Nail Sets!

 Runway - 8-Piece Nail Lacquer Set  Haze - Bank Holiday Weekend Ombre Nail Shades 5-Piece Set  Times Late Edition - Typography - 4-Piece Nail Lacquer Set    Waves - Bank Holiday Weekend Ombre Nail Shades 5-Piece Set

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Kai Deodorant!

Posted on 03/08/2012

Celebrity loving, vacation inspiring, ingredient conscious brand Kai has just come out with a new product that is destined to become a must have in any woman's bathroom or gym bag. Kai Deodorant! This aluminium free, transluscent formula will control moisture and keep you dry with an effective blend of Vitamin E, plant extracts and natural skin conditioning sugars. Of course it's also infused with Kai's signature tropical scent of jasmine, lily and tuberose that will leave you smelling vacation fresh all day long. If you're a Kai devotee, this is another must have collector's item!

Kai Deodorant

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Serge Normant Hair Care Products!

Posted on 03/08/2012

Serge Normant is the miracle man behind some of the leading "manes" of actresses such as Julia Roberts and Sarah Jessica Parker just to name a few and now his genius is available for the whole world through the Serge Normant Haircare collection now available at b-glowing! This finely edited group of 8 transformative haircare and styling products will leave your tresses healthy and styled to the perfection befitting any Hollywood actress. One of the standouts for me is the Serge Normant Meta Revive Dry Shampoo that brings dirty hair back to life or freshly washed hair an added root lift. Dry shampoos are also great for increased volume and texture without having to do the extra step of leaving large rollers in for a period of time. This is also Julia Robert's favorite product of his, with her famously announcing it as her pick on Oprah's Favorite Things episode. With a shampoo and conditioner that is universally friendly for all hair types and a Dry Oil that gives hair the most beautiful shine and radiance, the Serge Normant haircare line is simply perfection for those who find large product ranges confusing and just want to choose from a finely edited range of the best of the best. He's got Julia Roberts as the face behind his line for goodness sake. Gotta love it.

  Meta Revive Mini Dry Shampoo
 

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Free Your Mane Reviving Spray

Posted on 03/09/2012

If you're looking for hair products that work wonders on manes that need a little extra hydration and also only include ingredients that are there for a specific purpose then Free Your Mane will be your hair's new best friend. Every ingredient is there for a benficial reason, to keep hair healthy and beautiful from the inside out. The range focuses on delivering products that include the best of nature and the best of chemistry without all the uneeded fuss in between. With six targeted products in the range it works for any ethnicity and each product feels like a spa treatment. One of the standouts in the range is the Free Your Mane Reviving Spray. Infused with baobab seed oil, argan and pomegranite oil, this spray will basically rewet your hair and moisturize in one go without risking the friziness that plain water creates. What's also really great about this range is the price point. Each item ranges from $16-$25 which doesn't break the bank but will nourish your hair with only the best ingredients without risking your health.

Reviving Spray  Baobab Brilliant Restorative Hair Oil Conditioning Pomade

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Paul & Joe Beaute's Brightening Lotion

Posted on 03/12/2012

If your skin is looking sallow, sun spots are showing on your cheeks and the texture feels uneven then your complexion is in desperate need of some revitalization. Especially since we're heading into the warmer months it's best to try and target these signs before another season comes around and makes them more apparent. Paul & Joe Beaute's new Brightening Lotion is formulated with Arnica extract and Vitamin C to promote circulation and brighten and clarify skin tone and texture. Powerful antioxidants fight off free radicals and Saxifrage extract penetrates the skin's surface for intense hydration and and moisturization from the inside out. If you're after a flawless complexion then Paul & Joe's Brightening Lotion will certainly help pave the way. Like everything, we're our own worst enemies when it comes to our skin so be sure to team this product up with a good SPF and lots of water!

Brightening Lotion

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