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WEN Hair Care by Chaz Dean

After years of working as a stylist and colorist and witnessing the damaging results of shampoo on his clients’ hair, Chaz Dean knew something had to change. Lathering, harsh detergents and sodium laurel/laureth sulfates found in most shampoos were not only damaging their hair, but also their health and the environment. Most would experience color fading/stripping, dull, lifeless, frizzy and dry hair, dry scalps, oily scalps, scalp disorders, and hair loss.

That was “WEN®” he developed his concept in cleansing the hair without detergents or harsh chemicals. WEN® cleanses with astringent properties without lathering, while strengthening, adding sheen, luster, moisture and manageability to the hair. WEN® is invigorating and nourishing to both the hair and scalp. Color appears to be more vibrant and last longer.

WEN® is formulated with the perfect balance for all hair types and due to its high moisture content, it also performs amazingly on ethnic hair. Give your hair the love it deserves with WEN® cleansing conditioners and styling products and instantly notice the impressive results. There has never been a single product that changes hair so dramatically.

Say goodbye to your bad hair days, WEN is definitely a StyleDO!

Organic Smoothie Recipe

Leann from Ford Models shows one of her favorite smoothie recipes. Just take a few bananas, blueberries (or other berries and water. It’s 100% natural and organic and dairy-free, just how I like it! Take her advice and add the flax seeds, you’re body will love the extra nutrients. If you need a little more energy, toss in a small handful of almonds while you blend. I also like to add some extra ice for a frozen experience. It’s really not that hard to make healthy choices, and the benefits are amazing. Remember you are what you eat!

Lollia Breathe Perfume

Lollia Breathe Eau de ParfumSome women like wearing a signature scent, a perfume they won’t leave home without wearing, leaving a scented reminder of themselves like an olfactory calling card that lingers for a few seconds after they have left the room. Other women prefer wearing many different fragrances according to their mood, the weather, the occasion, or the time of day. Being part of the latter group, it’s pretty safe to say that I’ve rarely met a perfume I didn’t like, and that I have many, (MANY) bottles of splashes, scents, and sprays to choose from as I get ready for work every morning.
With my willingness to sample many different perfumes, I often find myself layering various scents together, creating my own new concoctions on a pretty regular basis, but I have certain favorite fragrances that I go back to time and time again, and one of them is Lollia Breathe Eau de Parfum.Presented in a pretty glass bottle silk screened with a delicate peony design on the front and trimmed with a pale satin ribbon adorned with a hanging cut-glass crystal, Lollia Breathe Eau de Parfum smells as feminine and delicate as it’s presented. This light, floral scent is a beautiful mixture of white lily and peony with top notes of orange, grapefruit, and hints of additional fresh green notes.
Never overbearing and absolutely appropriate for every occasion from a trip to the grocery store to a hot date, this soft scent is definitely on my list of must-haves, and if you are looking for a light, girlie fragrance, this spray should be on the top of your list also, especially for the spring and summer!

Combat Oil and Signs of Aging with Exuviance Sheer Refining Fluid!

8793_mdHelp oily skin find its balance while reducing the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles with Exuviance Sheer Refining Fluid SPF 15.  

 This lightweight day fluid absorbs quickly into the skin and contains an innovative patented ingredient, NeoGlucosamine™. This potent powerhouse is clinically proven to help reduce the look of discolorations and dark spots from acne and aging, while smoothing and evening out the skin’s texture and tone. Cellular turnover is increased, improving skin clarity and firmness gently, without irritation.

Phytotal® a botanical blend helps control oily skin, reducing excess oil production over time.   Enhanced with a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 15, Exuviance Sheer Refining Fluid also helps prevent against future damage by protecting the skin from the sun’s harmful rays. If you have oily skin with signs of aging and are looking for the perfect daily base, this product is for you.

Clinically proven to moisturize and soften skin, improve radiance and reduce fine lines. After 4 weeks:
97% of users said their skin felt moisturized all day
87% of users enjoyed the lightweight texture
83% of users said it made their skin feel soft
73% of users noticed an improvement in radiance

$32 for 1.75 fl oz
www.exuviance.com

Gossip Girl Hairstyle Gallery

Blake and Blair, Little J and more – the hairstyles on Gossip Girl never disappoint.  Slightly headband heavy, but always in style, here are some of the best coiffs on tv.  You might even catch a glimpse of Penelope if you don’t blink….

Self Tanner Tips and Tricks

Avoid self tanning trauma with these top tips from Self Magazine. By now we are all aware of the sun’s damaging rays and realize how extremely detrimental they can be to our skin; causing age spots and skin cancer. So much so that we would never (yes NEVER) leave the house without some SPF on. But can a girl still lose the pasty pale look without sacrificing the health of her skin?

Sure with self tanner. And I’m not talking that ancient orange glow from years back when you used to (OMG- ick!) put sun-in in your hair either. I’m talking a golden brown that give you that sun-kissed skin that’s perfectly divine. Self tanners have come a long way baby.

This video features Leah Wyar from Self Magazine talking about the self-tanners on the market. Here are her picks:

1. Neutrogena Sheer Body Tint, $10- body bronzer, washes off like makeup. * mousse consistency spreads easily.

2. Lancaster Silk Bronze Moisturizing Milk, $22- creamy consistency that goes on easily, has SPF 6. * not too dark, so it’s good for those with fair skin.

3. Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel, $29 – good for people with oily skin. * lightweight gel with quick drying time. One of my favorites too!

4. Sunfx Instant Spray-on Tan, $43 * aerosol spray is good for someone who wants to do the whole body. * has a “mystic tan” result for someone who likes a rich color.

5. Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer, $8 * the gradual glow builds every day. * improves skin’s elasticity.

6. Estee Lauder Body Performance Golden Naturally Radiant Moisturizer, $35 * daily moisturizer with a low level of self-tanner ingredient, DHA. * citrus scent.

Leah also has tips for expert self-tanner application:

Feet and Hands: Moisture in advance to preempt overdarkening.on your ankles and knuckles. Coat finger/toenails with Vaseline to avoid stain. Always scrub palms afterward.

Knees and Elbows: These are naturally darker areas, so they pick up the color more intensely. Sloughing and extra moisturizing the day before will help. Use a gentle pumice.

Shoulders and Back: No partner? Buy a long-handled foam sponge to reach your back. This is a good time to use TINTED formulas so you can see what’s happening.

Are YOUR heels sandal-ready?

Ok, the warmer weather is FINALLY here, and ladies are your feet ready?  It’s time to say, uhm, what are you waiting for???  If you find yourself doing those last minute workouts and getting ready to show more skin, do NOT forget about those heels.  All you need is 3 weeks and some NeoStrata Problem Dry Skin Cream.  This ultra thick, ultra smooth cream works wonders on thick, dry skin on elbows, knees and of course those heels!  It’s formulated with 20% Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and is fragrance-free.  Added Pro-Vitamin E and Maltobionic Acid which sounds impressive! and it IS!.  And hey, their pictures don’t lie…

Smooth & Sandal Ready!
Smooth & Sandal Ready!

Smooth & Sandal Ready

Are your heels ready??  They can be!