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Flat Irons & Their Differences

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With so many different choices of flat irons out there it can be hard to know which one to choose. Next time you go on the search for a sleek new iron pay attention to these key words:

Titanium: Offers extremely smooth surfaces to prevent any pulling or snagging. The durable metal helps to provide proper heat distribution for fast styling from root to tip without the creases.

Ceramic: These plates are fused with a crystal coating that produces a negative charge, which creates an easy glide. Ceramic plates help to seal the cuticle for a sleek, smooth look.

Tourmaline: This material is great for reducing frizz. Similar to ceramic, the negatively charges ions help to seal the hair cuticle, helping to lock in natural moisture.

*Nano: It’s not a material, but rather tiny nano elements processed on the metal plates. Nano particles help to provide a bonus of antibacterial protection!

Hope this has helped to ‘straighten’ things out!

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CHI Air

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Spring is here! That means that spring cleaning is around the corner but that doesn’t mean cleaning just the house. Our beauty tool boxes can be organized and cleaned out to make room for some newly improved tools and new and exciting additions. Toss those clunky old hair tools and make room for CHI Air!

The CHI Air hair tools use exceptionally high amounts of far infrared and negative ions which are produced by the tourmaline components. This technology helps to seal in the moisture your hair needs to stay static free and frizz free, while imparting your hair with healthy shine! We all deserve that shiny, bouncy, red carpet hair…don’t you think?

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A Refreshing Cleanse

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We start our days and end our days with a refreshing cleanse. While there a million cleansers specific to different skin types, there are a few products which are star cleansers that are suitable for almost everyone. These are cleansers that no matter what your skin needs, can work efficiently and gently.

Here are some of the top contenders for this important daily step:

Caudalie Cleansing Water – This cleanser removes dirt and makeup without needing to be rinsed off. It encapsulates dirt particles and sweeps them away. Great on the go, or for those with water sensitivities.
Purlisse Pur Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser – This gentle and non- irritating cleanser is made from a blend of soy milk, soy proteins, whole oat, and white tea. It’s a non-foaming cleanser which helps to balance the skin while removing make-up.
iS Clinical Cleansing Complex – This cleanser helps to remove dead skin cells, refines the pores, helps to balance the skin, and can even be used for shaving. The ultimate multi-tasker!
Clarisonic Gentle Hydro Cleanser – This cleanser just so happens to be created by the makers of the fabulous Clarisonic device. It is a non-foaming cleanser that contains aloe, cucumber, green tea, and vitamin E to help soothe the skin while providing antioxidant protection against future damage. It’s great for use along with your Clarisonic system or it can be used alone!

Do you have a favorite multi-tasking cleanser? We’d love to know!

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Luminess Air

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Thanks to Luminess Air we can all have a VIP ticket to flawless, red-carpet ready, celebrity skin from the comfort of our own home. This top of the line air brushing system is easy to use and the results are great. The coverage is customizable and it perfectly blends in one quick and painless application. You can go from foundation to blush to bronzer and then to a full body tan all with one system.

Luminess Air foundation does not cake like traditional makeup while it minimizes the appearance of uneven skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles and pores. Also a great benefit is that it eliminates the risk of cross-contamination that traditional make-up brushes and sponges can’t guarantee (great for acne-prone skin!).

Welcome to a new approach of make-up application that hydrates, accentuates and illuminates better than we thought possible.


The NEW Baby Quasar MD

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Baby Quasar, one of the most innovative anti-aging companies has developed a brand new device, the Baby Quasar MD.

The new Baby Quasar MD is 3x more powerful and more effective than the original, so you will be able to achieve professional results in half the time. It is the most powerful and effective consumer device available, and was previously only used in medical facilities.

The device works by emitting infrared light and four different wavelengths that stimulating your skin to increase blood flow and circulation. As the skin ages it produces less collagen and hyaluronic acid which will make the skin deteriorate over time. The Baby Quasar MD will generate the production of new collagen which will improve the overall condition of your skin. It will soothe and heal the skin, it will also firm, treat large pores, reduce wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. You can also use the device on the green mode for up to 12 minutes at a time, to treat pain such as arthritis, sprains, and wounds.

The new MD is just as easy to use as the original and just as portable. The MD has three settings, an orange LED low for sensitive skin, red LED high for normal skin, and a continuous wave green setting which is the highest power setting to increase blood flow and circulation. There is an indicator light on top of the device which will indicate which mode you are in.

When you begin using the Baby Quasar MD treatment you will want to make sure your skin is clean with no makeup or skin care products except for a hydrating serum. You will also want to remove any jewelry. The Baby Quasar pure silk is recommended to use in conjunction with your quasar before you begin treatment. Visually divide your face in 6 different sections and use the device for 2 minutes on each area of the face. The device will beep when it’s time to move to a different area of the face.

Rather then using the device 2-3 times per week with the original Baby Quasar, it’s recommended that you use the Baby Quasar MD only once per week for 24-36 minutes per treatment. Because of the strength you can use the Quasar MD up to two times per week; this will allow your skin enough time to regenerate and to prevent dryness from overuse. To clean the Baby Quasar you can use a cotton pad with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide after each use.

The Baby Quasar MD can be used on all skin types, it is Dermatologist recommended, and is FDA approved and accepted. The quasar will make a great addition to any skin care regimen because it will boost the benefits of any products you are already using. If you have any medical concerns we suggest first consulting your doctor or dermatologist before using this device.

*photo courtesy of http://www.babyquasar.com/ 


Tweezing Tips for Gorgeous Brows!

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There’s no denying eyebrows can make or break your look! Eyebrow trends come and go, but for the most part having well groomed brows can make all the difference in the message you send when someone approaches you.

In recent years it’s become much trendier for men to go in and have their brows trimmed, groomed, or waxed. Unfortunately there are those cases where the person they went to got over-zealous and tweezed or waxed too much… and well, you get the idea.
Either lady or gentleman, remember the first rule when tweezing and shaping your brows, you can always tweeze more hair later, but if you tweeze too much now you can’t put it back!

The second thing to keep in mind is the old adage, “The right tool for the right job!” If you want to look fierce, using an old beat up pair of cheap tweezers, bad mirrors, and low lighting won’t get you there.

Be sure you invest in a pair of good tweezers. They don’t have to be expensive but I recommend tweezers at a slanted angle or tweezers that come to a point. I recommend Billion Dollar Brows Tweezers, or Tweezerman Slant Tweezers. Either of these tweezers will allow you to precisely remove one hair at a time versus stubby tweezers that may end up pulling out too many hairs at a time! For best results grasp the hair at the base next to your skin and pull outward in the direction of the growth.

Ladies if you’re not sure on what shape to go with, how thick or thin, try using Colorscience Voluptuous Stencil. Use this as a guide to shadow or pencil in you brows. Once completed, trim or tweeze all the brow hairs that fall outside your new brow shape.

When tweezing your brows don’t forget to use a 10X mirror to get you that close up detailed view. Don’t forget to take a moment and step back and view your results in a regular mirror at a distance as you go.

And always remember Eyebrows are Tweezed, Chickens are Plucked!

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Top 5 Holiday Gifts for HIM

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The holiday gift-giving season is upon us and we know that searching for the perfect gift among the numerous choices available can be stressful. Let us help narrow down your search with our top five picks for that special guy in your life.

The Jack Black First Class Five is perfect for the guy who is always on the go! This kit contains the All Over Wash, Beard Lube Conditioning Shave, Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20, Eye Balm Minimizing Gel and the Intensive Therapy Lip Balm Natural Mint and Shea Butter. Everything his skin needs and all in a convenient travel bag.

Calvin Klein Eternity for Men Aqua Eau de Toilette Spray is perfect for the man that loves a bold, masculine fragrance. This fresh fragrance will have him smelling sensual and sexy! He will love it and so will you.

Anthony Logistics The Face Kit is the complete face for every man. Kick start his skincare regimen with this easy to use kit! This kit includes Glycolic Facial Cleanser for a deep cleanse, Deep Pore Cleansing Clay to help absorb excess oils and All Purpose Facial Moisturizer to keep the skin balanced while improving elasticity. Also includes two bonus Facial Scrub samples.

The Molton Brown The Heart of Darkness Limited Edition Kit is a spicy trio steeped in the aromas of Madagascan black peppercorn oil.  The collection contains the Re-charge black pepper body wash, Re-charge black pepper body hydrator, and Re-charge black pepper Eau de Toilette.

The Clarisonic Skin Care Brush System-Gray is a wonderful gift for the guy that has everything and is serious about his skincare routine. The Clarisonic is a great tool to prep the skin prior to shaving and since it’s waterproof, he can take it right into the shower with him.

For more suggestions, check out our Holiday Gift Guide! And tell us.. what’s under the Christmas tree for YOUR man? A new powertool? A snuggie?


Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System

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If you are already a fan of Clarisonic then you may have heard the buzz surrounding the Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System. The new Clarisonic Opal is designed for the delicate skin around the eye area and is the perfect compliment to the Clarisonic Skin Brush.

Here are some of the benefits reported in clinical studies:

• Visibly improves fine lines, under–eye puffiness and dark circles
• Immediately hydrates, leaving eye area feeling refreshed and energized
• Eye area looks younger and smoother
• Brighter appearance of eye area
• Skin is firmer with a noticeable improvement in elasticity
• Benefits improve with continued use

See the Clarisonic Opal in action backstage at New York Fashion Week 2010.

Have you tried the Clarisonic Opal? What do you think? We’d love to hear your Clarisonic stories!


Top 10 Holiday Gifts For Her

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‘Tis the season of giving! Show your wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin, girlfriend, friend and even a special little girl how much you care for her. The women in your life do a lot for you so we think it’s sweet of you to do something nice in return for them. Here’s a list of our top 10 girly faves for this year’s gift-giving.

Clarisonic Skin Care System in Pink is always a top seller for holidays. The Clarisonic system is 2x more effective than manual cleansing, and removes 6x more makeup. Clarisonic will help to remove dead skin cells therefore increasing treatment product absorption, it helps to reduce oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes.

Pevonia Luxurious Gift Box is a gift for the most chic and luxury-loving lady in your life. Pamper her with a caviar-enriched cleanser, toner, serum and cream that’ll ensure a healthy glow in elegant packaging. High concentration of caviar and escutox improve the skin’s texture and elasticity, resulting in a tighter, finer, resurfaced skin with an undeniable youthful radiance.

Philosophy Amazing Grace Fragrance and Lotion Gift Set is a fragrant gift for the amazing gal who loves to smell like a slice of heaven. This infinitely feminine set includes a two ounce Amazing Grace fragrance and an eight ounce multi-tasking Amazing Grace perfumed body emulsion that are perfect for layering.

StriVectin SD Gift of Results Kit is a lovely gift for a woman that loves results. A new and improved Strivectin reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while the retexturizing scrub brightens dull skin. The Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles is the cherry on top that visibly diminish lines, creases, dark circles and puffiness.

L’Occitane Almond Enchantment Gift Set is a lovely choice for the naturalist. Gift her with softening, firming and smoothing properties of almond. The shower oil, milk concentrate, exfoliating paste, and almond soap transform any bathroom into the south of France with their indulgent fragrance and feel.

Frederic Fekkai Shine Shine Shine Gift Set is THE kit for a girl that loves her luscious locks. Fekkai’s legendary shine collection infuses encapsulated shine-release complex in its winning olive oil formula to renew the hair and boost shine, bounce and manageability.

Harajuku Lovers – G Eau de Toilette! is the perfect gift for the little cutie in your life. This little fragrance is quirky, unique and undeniably cool. Plus! It smells like the tropics- a great little getaway in the middle of winter!

Elemis Everyday Beauty Essentials is a great gift for the girl that loves a bit of everything. Creamy, nourishing and luxurious face, body and hand products in a smart clutch that she’ll enjoy now and in the warmer months too!

Laura Geller Baked and Beautiful Kit is a marvelous kit for the makeup maven. Five gorgeous pieces to take anyone from drab to fab in minutes! Fantastic for natural beauties and daring divas alike!

And of course who can forget Philosophy’s seasonal shower gels and holiday gift packs! There are TONS to choose from but some of our faves are Philosophy Gingerbread Girl Foaming Bubble Bath and Shower Gel, Philosophy Peppermint Bark Holiday Gift Set and Philosophy I’m Dreaming of…White Peach Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath. These will surely make any mouth water!

Now that you have our 10 hottest gift picks, you can warm her heart through this chilly holiday season! So tell us, what’s under your Christmas tree this year?

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Top 5 Tool Gifts

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If Mom wrote a wish list to Santa it would most likely include our Top 5 Tools! These devices are the latest advancements in skincare technology. Her eyes will surely light up if she’s lucky enough to have one waiting for her under the tree!

Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System is the newest tool added to Clarisonic’s lineup. The Opal’s soothing sonic action gently infuses eye serum into the top layer of skin refreshing and renewing the appearance of skin around the eye area. Eyes will appear brighter and firmer with improved elasticity. Fine lines, under-eye puffiness and dark circles are also reduced.

Silk’n SensEpil Hair Removal Device is the next best thing to professional laser hair removal treatments at a fraction of the price! Silk’n uses pulsed light technology for safe long-term hair removal. The results are comparable to laser technology used in physician’s offices after just s few sessions. Full leg treatments are completed in as little as 30 minutes. Waxing and tedious shaving will just be banished for good.

Clarisonic Plus Skin Care System with Spot Treatment kicks the cleansing and exfoliation process into overdrive! In addition to the face brush, the plus system also includes a body attachment. Troublesome areas such as the décolleté, knees, elbows, and feet are easily tackled with the body brush attachment. With continual use your skin will be firmer, softer and have improved texture.

Baby Quasar Power Pack is the ultimate skin care tool that addresses anti-aging concerns while simultaneously battling hormonal acne. When blue and red infrared lights are used in conjunction, the results are astonishing! The blue light eradicates blemish causing bacteria Propionibacterium acnes, also known as P. acne bacteria while the red light stimulates collagen and elastin production, shrinks pore size, and reduces sebum production. It’s a one, two combo that dramatically improves your complexion.

DDF Revolve 400X Micro-Polishing System is an at home microdermabrasion device that is as effective as professional spa treatments. The unique rotating motion polishes away skin imperfections with 400 rotations per minute. The device greatly reduces the appearance of pore size and fine lines with continual use. Skin texture is also improved revealing a smoother more radiant complexion.

What’s on your wish list? We’d love to know which tool you’re dying to try!



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