Review: ProSilk Ceramic Mini Flat Iron

The ProSilk Ceramic Mini Flat Iron works miraculously at smoothing and straightening the hair. This small flat iron works well with short hair styles as it does for long or medium-length. This is the perfect tool to take on trips if you don't feel like fussing with a bigger flat iron since it is lightweight and very to use. I attempted at making a small curl with this flat iron, but that did not work out at all since it is too small. However, it helps at keeping my hair pin straight and frizz free. It does not heat up much as I would like it to, but it is probably for the best since that is less damage for my hair.

Review: Hamadi

Jamal Hammadi has established a sold reputation for himself, creating sensuous and glamorous hairstyles for celebrities, fashion editorials and international haute couture houses alike. His characteristic work has been featured on the covers of British Vogue, British Elle, French Vogue, Flaunt, Spin, Nylon, Interview, Citizen Kane, InStyle, The Face, British GQ, American GQ, Italian Glamour, Vanity Fair, Glamour, among others. His celebrity clientele include Fergie, Eva Mendes, Drew Barrymore, Sharon Stone, Naomi Watts, Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Biel, Joseph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Heather Graham, Linda Evangelista, just to list a few. Additionally, Jamal has styled the tresses of countless super beauties on the New York and Paris runways for Chanel, Christian Dior, Jean-Paul Gaultier and John Galliano.

Jamal's signature product line, Hamadi Beauty, is a line of luxurious, 100% organic products made with 100% organic essential oils and plant extracts.

Hamadi Beauty is all about versatility and no-fuss philosophy. It’s the perfect hair care line for everyone seeking luxurious simplicity, from jet-setters to moms on-the-go to professional stylists.

“Hamadi Beauty came about because I couldn’t find products rich or luxurious enough for my clients’ hair, or anything that suited my hair texture, either (dry, curly and fine). Heather Graham wanted a leave-in conditioner, so I started mixing and testing different ingredients myself – starting with shea butter and adding vitamins, veggies and essential oils – trying out these ‘cocktails’ on my clients.

My focus was on moisture and nourishment from the inside out. That is ultimately how the Hamadi line got started.”
- Jamal Hammadi

The Ginger Soymilk Hair Wash ($9 - $27) is described as a gentle shampoo that is ideal for all hair types. The only thing is that it wasn't ideal for my hair much as I was hoping it would be. It smelled great, but it made my hair a tangled mess and my hair was drier than Sahara Desert after using.

The Hamadi Shea Rice Milk Conditioner ($11.50 - $38) is a daily detangling conditioner for all hair types. It has a pleasant, clean scent. It didn't rinse out quite well, but it may have been where I had to use so much of the shampoo. I got a bit carried away with the conditioner as well. It did a wonderful job at keeping my hair tangle-free and frizz-free.It also made my hair softer and much more manageable.

The Shea Spray ($23 - $38) was my favorite product out of the bunch. They recommend spray this product onto clean, wet hair and blow-dry to eliminate frizz OR spray onto dry hair for a quick fix and extra shine. Not only this product makes your hair prettier, but makes it look healthier and younger as well.

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Review: NightWave

The NightWave ($59.95) is an effective device that will help you get a good night's sleep naturally. I was a bit skeptical before trying out this product. As I have mentioned before in previous posts, I have trouble sleeping. As someone who has suffered many sleepless nights, I appreciate a product like the NightWave.

NightWave works best in a dark room. This device projects a soft blue light on the ceiling. The "luminance" of the light slowly rises and falls. All you have to do is lie down with your eyes open and synchronize your breathing with the blue wave as its movement becomes slower and slower. It will shut off a small period time and you will doze off before you know it. Unlike the sound machine I've tried out in the past, it doesn't disturb others.

The NightWave is the perfect alternative to prescription or over-the-counter sleep aids. Unlike medication, you don't have to worry about your money slithering down the drain on one co-pay since all you have to do is refill the batteries in the NightWave.

This product is a must have if you have trouble sleeping. I know that I couldn't sleep without using this device!

Pureology Break the Silence PureVolume Collection

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and it’s time to get involved! As the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s (NOCC) exclusive hair care and styling premiere sponsor, Pureology Serious Colour Care is helping the NOCC Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer with the Limited Edition Break the Silence PureVolume Collection which includes:

· PureVolume Shampoo (10.1 oz.): Extra gentle, ZeroSulfate®, non-colour stripping formula volumizes while adding moisture and serious colour protection.

· PureVolume HairCondition (8.5 oz.): Premium performance conditioner works from the inside out to pump up volume, enhance colour vibrancy, and seal in colour.

· PureVolume ThickeningMist (4.2 oz.): Feather-light, thermal-protecting ZeroAlcoholTM spray delivers extraordinary body and provides flexible control and conditioning without residue or stickiness while keeping colour brilliant.

“The Break the Silence PureVolume Collection will help increase awareness and features information about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer to educate women about this disease,” states Shae Kalyani, vice president of marketing for Pureology. “Consumers receive a complimentary PureVolume ThickeningMist in the Break the Silence PureVolume Collection, and in conjunction with this limited edition promotion, Pureology will make a $25,000 donation to the NOCC.”

Throughout 2009, the NOCC will host a series of NOCC Walks to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer with Premier Sponsor Pureology around the U.S. Pureology will be on-site at each walk, distributing reusable travel kits containing EssentialRepair Shampoo, EssentialRepair HairCondition and a teal Pureology bandana to walk participants.

You can help Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer! Participate in a local walk with your Pureology stylist, family, and friends.

Break the Silence PureVolume Collection

· Availability: Salons during September and October

· Price: $54.00 (a $75.00 value)

End of Summer Beauty Giveaway

3 winners will have a chance to win one of the following prize packs:

- Klorane Pomegranate Range - Shampoo with Pomegranate, Conditioning Cream with Pomegranate and No-rinse Care with Pomegranate.

- Glytone Nail and Cuticle Cream and Hand Cream SPF 15

- Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray (150mL), Gentle Milk Cleanser and Hydrance Optimale SPF 25

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Review: L'OCCITANE Honey & Lemon Delightful Cream

In ancient times, honey was considered as food for the sages, and Provencal beekeepers still believe it to be so. Honey is one of the very few ingredients whose production is 100% exclusive to nature. It is also one of the oldest-known beauty ingredients. The softening and moisturizing benefits of honey delights the body from head to toe. Rich in sugar, mineral salts and vitamins, it is a highly effective skin treatment. Honey holds water molecules to the surface of the epidermis, thus strengthening the hydrolipidic film (the skin's natural barrier against harsh environmental elements) and preventing drying.

The Honey & Lemon Delightful Cream ($6 - $36) is nourishing and hydrates very thoroughly without being overtly heavy. This cream has been a genuine pleasure to use. It has a creamy, but light texture that doesn't leave a greasy layer of film that some moisturizers tend to leave. It can be applied on the face and body. The smell is very pleasing since this product is enriched with pure honey from Provence and lemon essential oil.

Other Recommendations:
Honey & Lemon Foaming Jelly ($8), Honey & Lemon Sweet Sugar Scrub ($12 - $36), Honey & Lemon Tartlet Gloss ($12) and Honey & Lemon Softening Oil ($14).


The leader in professional AIRbrushing, TEMPTU is the brains (and beauty!) behind most of the A-list work you see—the picture-perfect faces on the silver screen, the immaculate high-fashion shots. Now the brand is revolutionizing everyday makeup with its TEMPTU® AIRbrush Makeup System ($225), a personal AIRbrushing tool designed to deliver impeccable coverage on demand. The sleek system's handheld applicator sprays with TEMPTU's natural-finish foundation, blush, and highlighter, leaving skin looking untouched—never retouched. It's easy and unparalleled perfection—right at your pretty little fingertips.

The TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System includes all the tools you need to get started: The ingenious AIRbrush, a powerful yet lightweight Air Compressor, a user-friendly instruction manual, and the essential How-To-AIRbrush DVD to show you how to perfect and enhance your complexion to its truly flawless potential.

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Protest Beauty BS Contest

Are you tired of beauty product hype? Frustrated by the ridiculous promises that some skincare brands make about their products? Annoyed by beauty ads that show poreless faces that have been obviously retouched? Tired of seeing before and after photographs that require a leap of faith? Depressed that beauty companies seem to think you´re stupid enough to believe any one product could be the fountain of youth?

They hear you! They´re frustrated by the same hype. In fact, (dare we say it?) it seems like a lot of BS. So let´s talk back!

Protest Beauty BS is a video contest for spoof, satires and parodies of misleading beauty advertisements. And the winner gets a $5,000 cash prize!

They believe women are smart and want products that deliver on real claims. That´s why when Cosmedicine talk about their products, they talk about achieving the healthiest skin of your life (not turning into a supermodel). That´s why all the results that they claim are based scientifically measured results in clinical trials (not what women thought they saw in a mirror after two weeks).

Review: Brush Love

I had the opportunity to try out the Brushlab Ceramic Flow Thermal Round Barrel Hair Brush 63212 ($11.98), Brushlab Ceramic Flow Thermal Round Barrel Hair Brush 63211 ($12.98) and the Brushlab Pretty Pink Dual Mirror Brush Combo Hair Brush 61161 ($10.98).

I love the Brushlab Ceramic Flow Thermal Round Barrel Hair Brush 63212 and Brushlab Ceramic Flow Thermal Round Barrel Hair Brush 63211. These brushes are great for my thick, wavy hair. My hair is medium-length, but I prefer using the Brushlab Ceramic Flow Thermal Round Barrel Hair Brush 63211 more than the one picture above even though it is ideal for long hair. The short, stiff bristles are treated with tourmaline to help break up moisture molecules and help destroy odor-causing bacteria.

Proving to be more than just "pretty in pink", this brush is great at detangling hair without much effort. It is also stylish, affordable and travel friendly!

Hottest Fall Hair Trends

Simple. Natural. Polished. Ladylike. These are the best words to describe the attributes that Fall 2009 Hair Trends embody. From long wavy hair, to soft buns and low ponytails, hairstyles are guaranteed to be as fashionable as ever. Owner and renowned Italian hairstylist, Riccardo Maggiore of Riccardo Maggiore Salon in New York City, shares easy do-it-yourself tips for achieving these fabulous fall looks:

TREND: Natural, Flowy Waves
PERFECT FOR: A date-night
EASY DIY TIP: Rub a quarter sized amount of gel through slightly wet hair. Divide hair into small sections, braid each section. Leave overnight or let braids dry completely, and then unwind. The soft waves will set perfectly.

TREND: Loose Low Side Ponytail
PERFECT FOR: Night on the town
EASY DIY TIP: The “loose” part is not entirely the ponytail itself but the hair on your head should not be pulled as tight as a regular ponytail hairstyle. Grasp the hair in one hand, brush it into a low side ponytail using your hands and secure with a hair-tie. Loosen strands for a romantic but elegant look that can work anywhere. For some added flair, use a medium curling iron to curl the ends of the ponytail.

TREND: Soft, Sexy Bun
EASY DIY TIP: Slightly tease the hair, just enough to create texture. Once the hair is prepped, gently brush it back, leaving you without a part. Place the bun at the nape of the neck – a low bun is always flattering. To hold the bun in place, use a hair-tie or bobbi pins to secure.

TREND: Half Up, Half Down Bouffant
PERFECT FOR: Hanging out at the mall
EASY DIY TIP: Starting at the top of the ear, take both your thumbs and separate hair to create a horizontal part. Once you have your part, take the top half of the hair and begin twisting it while slightly pushing it forward. This will create the bouffant or “bump” at the top of hair. Leave the hair a little messy and secure with a hair-tie or hair-clip

Dr. Schultz Weighs in on the Tanning Bed Study

Dr. Neal Schultz had to shed light on the study with a brand new DermTV video.

Check out what he has to say: Why Tanning Beds are Hazardous to Your Health. Wednesday Lancet Oncology, a leading medical journal, stated, "The risk of skin melanoma is increased by 75% when use of tanning devices starts before 30 years of age." While the medical community has known that tanning salons cause skin cancer (the most common form of cancer), now there is finally proof. Hear what Dr. Schultz has to say.

N.V. Perricone StimulCell Clearance

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This cream-serum addresses the early signs of age primarily caused by irritating environmental pollutants, over-stimulation of the skin and lifestyle stresses. Formulated with the breakthrough technology of skin stem cells, it replicates the protein, peptides and lipids "signals" responsible for renewing and restoring skin's surface to a visibly more healthy, radiant and youthful condition.

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Review: LUSH

Generous portions of fine and coarse sea salt line the rim of an enriching facial scrub to wash away everyday grime. Ocean Salt refreshes, nourishes, and tones, all while smelling deliciously of violet and lime. Butters of the avocado and coconut variety take the edge off, moisturizing and softening your face to reveal a brighter you. Try it on other parts of your body as well and take a trip to Margaritaville without the hangover.

The Ocean Salt Cleanser ($18.55 - $32.95) is perfect for my sensitive skin. I use this product on my face, and I love how it leaves my skin glowing and feeling completely soft (don't let the gritty texture fool you) and clean! I like how it doesn't dry out my face either. I also noticed that it helps clear up blemishes within a couple of days.

Flyaway strands and fluffy hair are a thing of the past with Jasmine & Henna Fluff Ease! With olive and Brazil nut oils for smoothing, jasmine for scent, and henna for shine, this moisturizing hair treatment turns dull, crazy hair into smooth, silky tresses even Rapunzel would be proud of. Kick back with Jasmine and Henna and know people are staring because your hair is fabulous.

I was anxious to try out the Jasmine & Henna Fluff Eaze Hair Treatment ($20.45) since I've seen so many good reviews about this product. I don't always have the best of luck with most hair products. It is a bit hard at times to find a treatment that will work with my thick, wavy hair. However, this one truly delivers great results! Some people are not keen about the scent, but I love it. I think the smell is gorgeous. Most importantly it makes my hair shiny and feel soft. It is the best hair treatment I've tried so far.

TRIA Beauty

TRIA Beauty’s team of pioneering scientists blazed the technology trail that set the gold standard for in-office laser hair removal. Top docs the world over use the same diode laser technology that the TRIA Laser Hair Removal System ($795) employs to achieve the smoothest hair-free results on the market.

And the best part? The TRIA Laser Hair Removal System not only offers the same results as the pros at home, it comes at a price point that shaves thousands off the cost of professional treatments!

We love to create a buzz. TRIA Beauty has been awarded:

Allure Best in Beauty—BEAUTY BREAKTHROUGH OF 2008

TRIA Beauty is regularly featured in top fashion and beauty mags like Allure & InStyle and on top TV shows such as Today & The Doctors.

The future looks even brighter with more to come! From common skin concerns to cellulite,TRIA Beauty is set to blaze a trail of endless innovation into the future.

You can order the TRIA Laser Hair Removal System for $795. Best of all, you get Free Shipping & Free Returns on their site. You’re just 6–8 months away from a hair-free existence.
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