Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Dry summer hair got you down? Enter here to receive free samples of the John Frieda Frizz-Ease Smooth Start Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner and the Frizz-Ease Original Strength Serum. Just click this link to sign up! http://bit.ly/q77oFc
Thursday, July 28, 2011
We all love to experiment with and style our hair; and the damage we inflict is often severe. Blow dryers, flat irons, curling irons are tools that we use everyday without giving it a second thought. Now, thanks to the John Frieda® Full Repair Collection, you can continue to use the tools you love without risking more damage to your hair!
This salon-inspired collection specifically addresses an issue stylists are seeing with increasing frequency: short, broken hairs, flyaways and damaged ends caused by constant styling. John Frieda® developed the collection to repair damage due to heat styling and coloring, instantly transforming parched, damaged hair into smooth style with body and bounce.
“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.”
Now, John Frieda® and SELF Magazine have joined forces to offer an amazing opportunity. You can have the chance to win a hair makeover from John Frieda’s star stylist, Harry Josh… in NYC!
Go to Self.com/prizes to tell us how you damage your hair and to upload a picture of your damaged ‘do.
Plus, be one of the first 1,000 people to enter and you’ll receive a FREE John Frieda® product!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
The mercury has risen! Makeup is meant for your face, but the challenge is keeping it there until this sweltering heat breaks. With these Jemma Kidd products, every woman can end her day looking just as fresh and put together as the time she started it. Jemma Kidd’s long-lasting, light, and smudge proof makeup is sure to keep your face in place- regardless of how high temperatures soar.
• Elegant tint that improves the skin's health while disguising imperfections
• Conditions, softens and evens the skin's tone with a lightweight, non-greasy texture that sets to a shine-free, long-lasting finish.
• Ideal for all skin types.
• For an all year round natural, healthy glow!
• Contains Dimethicone Copolyol, a silicon based oil, for water-resistant effect
• Mattifying & long-lasting formula
• Smooth & even application
• Added anti-oxidant Vitamin E
• Ultra lightweight, waterproof lash colour
Jemma Kidd Make Up School products are available at SpaceNK and JK Jemma Kidd products are available at Target.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Founder and President of EnvyDerm Cosmetics, Nadia Smith has provided the top 5 things to avoid that cause harm to your eyes, lashes and brows.
5. Avoid Makeup in Motion
Though it seems ideal for those on the run, avoid makeup application in a car, train or bus. A sudden halt, bump or drop, may leave you with a serious injury. Whether applying mascara or eyeliner, manage to find some time in your morning routine to apply makeup in the home or office. Even a slight scratch in your eye can lead to a more serious problem down the line.
4. Don’t Share
Avoid sharing or exchanging your eye products with anyone! This could easily lead to an infection. When sampling at a cosmetics/retail store apply eye makeup with single-use applicator. If you need to test an eye shadow, test it on the back of your hand instead of your eye.
3. DIY Disaster
There are many DIY kits for lash extensions and lash/brow tinting available for purchase. When it comes to lash extensions chose the product wisely. The glue used may be harmful to your eyes and/or lead to pulling out your lashes and causing irritation when removed. Make sure there is no formaldehyde or cyano acrylate in the glue used. Though it sounds convenient to test products in the comfort of your own home, my advice is to avoid lash and brow dyeing/tinting. Eyelash and brow tinting may cause stinging and watery eyes, or worse— an allergic reaction. Though it is not recommended, if you plan to give it a try, be sure to test the dye on your skin prior to applying it to the eyes or brows. I recommend using a shadow to darken the color of your brows instead.
2. Infected Makeup
To avoid infections, discard and replace your eye makeup regularly. Mascara should be changed every three months. Sharpen your eye pencil before every application, to avoid both scratching your eye and to keep it clean. If you wear contact lenses, be sure to change your products more frequently. If you have had an eye infection, discard any eye cosmetics used and refresh your supplies.
1. Harmful Chemicals
Always read the ingredients on the packaging of any products you purchase. Do your research! Whether purchasing mascara or eye makeup remover, make sure all ingredients used are safe. Phthalate, sulfate, Propylene Glycol and sodium hydroxymethylglycinate are just a few of the harmful ingredients that could be in your cosmetics bag. As mentioned, I would recommend sticking to products with natural ingredients like EnvyDerm Eyelash Growth Serum, a gentle, clinically-tested non-prescription formula that promotes natural eyelash growth (www.envyderm.com).
Setting the standards of effective beauty care, EnvyDerm is renowned for bringing advanced eyelash care products and expertise to consumers worldwide. Experts at EnvyDerm have collaborated with research laboratories and beauty professionals in order to develop products with formulas combining well-being and technology to enhance a customer’s natural beauty. EnvyDerm continues to set the pace with innovative and proven ingredients provided by Mother Nature. Today, EnvyDerm’s expanding product line provides customers with a single source to exceed their quest for finding the best eyelash care solutions. EnvyDerm products are available for purchase at www.envyderm.com, www.Amazon.com, www.drugstore.com and www.overstock.com.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Crystal Light is challenging women everywhere to give up soda for the summer and drink Crystal Light instead. Since I've been planning on giving up diet soda for quite some time now I was ready to jump on board. I received several packets of Crystal Light, all in different yummy flavors: Lemonade, Raspberry Green Tea, Strawberry Kiwi, Lemon Iced Tea and my personal fave Peach Iced Tea. Just tear open the packet and pour it into 16 oz of water, shake it up and enjoy! These little packets are ideal for tossing into your handbag or even tucking into your jeans pocket for on-the-go refreshment.
And speaking of refreshment, there is nothing like a tall glass of Peach Iced Tea with sliced lemon and orange for a little added kick. With so many choices of fresh fruit at the local farmer's market I have been adding berries, cherries, lemon and lime to dress up my drink! With so many different flavors of Crystal Light the flavor possibilities are endless. And for those meltingly hot days, Crystal Light over crushed ice is absolute perfection!
So join me in taking the Crystal Light Flavor Over Fizz Challenge - ditch the soda the summer and get refreshed with Crystal Light!
No monetary compensation was provided by Crystal Light or Glam Media for this post. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Crystal Light.
Monday, July 11, 2011
To celebrate the fall 2011 launch of the exclusive Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Collections, Kohl’s Department Stores is launching a Facebook contest, offering 15 lucky winners a chance to live it up with their best friend in New York City. While it’s apparent that Jennifer and Marc have a lot of love for each other, Kohl’s is launching an online contest to find out who has the most love for Jennifer and Marc. The “Best Friends Getaway Contest,” invites participants to submit a creative video to show why they love Jennifer and / or Marc. Fifteen winners will be selected to win an all-expense paid trip to New York City with their best friend to experience everything that Jennifer and Marc love about their hometown of New York City.
To enter, legal residents of the 50
The 15 winners will be announced on August 12, 2011. In addition to winning an all-expense paid trip for two to
- Entry to a star-studded NYC Fashion Week event in September
- Dinner at one of Jennifer and Marc’s favorite NYC restaurants
- A pampering session at an NYC salon
- A $500 Kohl’s gift card
- $500 spending cash
- A flip cam to document their travels / experiences to be shared via Kohl’s online and social media sites following the event.
The Jennifer Lopez Collection includes contemporary sportswear, dresses, handbags, jewelry, shoes, and sleepwear along with a home collection of bedding and towels. The Marc Anthony Collection consists of sportswear, dress shirts, neckwear, accessories, suit separates, sport coats, and shoes. Both collections will be available at Kohl’s stores nationwide and Kohls.com beginning this September.
- Show off with color, not skin! Embrace summer by choosing bold pieces, such as a floral print skirt or a bright-colored belt.
- Dress in layers. Keep a lightweight blazer or cardigan handy to throw on in case your office blasts the air-conditioning.
- Give your skinny jeans a rest. Wear pants that sport a wider cuff, such as flared dark jeans or long trousers.
- Choose loose-fitting dresses that you can breathe in. Make sure they’re long enough to bend over comfortably.
- Save revealing clothing such as tube tops or strapless dresses for the beach!
- Keep your nails professional too! Wear a neutral color like ballet slippers when getting your manicure and pedicure.
- Wear white pants! But be sure to wear nude undergarments.
- Flip-flops are best for the pool, not for work. Instead, find comfort in gladiator sandals or wedges.
- Nix the Daisy Dukes. Try a pair of work-friendly shorts that are longer and fitted.
- Steer clear from sheer clothing. Do not wear linen or chiffon fabrics without appropriate undergarments.
- Don’t be afraid to wear clothing that will keep you cool in the summer. But make sure that bra straps are not visible under strappy tanks or dresses.
- Don’t be too flashy with your accessories. Stick to simple and traditional pieces such as pearls or stud earrings.