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Eye Make-up Remover

For quite a few years I have really liked the Phytomer Eye Make-up Remover, but now I really LOVE the Fleur's Softness Eye Make-up Remover.
Its milky texture is like nothing I have ever use before. Gentle and soothing makeup remover for all skin types. Removes makeup, dirt, oil, waterproof mascara. Helps to condition eyelashes. Formulated with Rhodochrosite Stone extract (This extremely effective anti-stress stone is pale pink. It soothes, eases and relaxes. Its cyto-protectivemakes it a powerful anti-stress ingredient.

Eye Pillow

LOVE this tip. I never even thought about using it while soaking in the tub. ---------- The eye pillow was glorious in the tub this morning. It was fun chatting yesterday. Thanks! - Meghan C. - Saint Paul, MN

Solar Care

I love seminars and I just sat in a great one about, Sun Care. (I know, I'm a geek.)

Today kids, we're going to learn about preparing the skin for sun exposure.
* How to obtain a uniform, natural, long-lasting tan
* Soothe after-sun exposure
Some of the products that will be mentioned are from Phytoceane. Why? They have an ingredient in their product line that is called Jania Rubens - Its a vegetal coral sea plant extract that is super hydrating. - No worries, Phytoceane/Phytomer grows this sea plant in their own laboratory in France. - The French government only allows so much to be taken from the Brittany Coast.
Phytocéane research has discovered a unique synergy between Marine Sugars derived from
seaweed and Jania Rubens. This association is capable of creating a protective shell for Langerin - a recently discovered protein, the skin’s natural active element for self-defense.
This shell works like a “shield” and protects Langerin from exterior aggression (UV Rays) and reinforces t…

Hear the Intelligent Nutrients Story LIVE on ShopNBC

Listen in to learn more about INtelligent Nutrientsand the man behind the brand.

When to watch (times shown are Central time zone):

Friday, May 29th9-10 AM and 8-9 PM
Saturday, May 30th9-10 AM and 5-6 PM

Tinted Conditioner

I used to be a huge fan of Aveda's colored conditioners, up until Horst left the helm. (we Austrian's must stick together!)
:o) Really, Aveda is NOT the same company - get over it people.
Anyhoo, after I was done with Aveda, I tried a lot of different tinted conditioners. So many just didn't have the pigment to make a difference. I then found Matrix Biolage Earth Tones colored conditioners. The Matrix people would no longer sell to me once I left the salon/spa because I am a boutique and no longer a salon (long story). I've been looking for new colored conditioners since. Two and half years, to be exact.
Now, I have found Ted Gibson's Glimmering Gold, Captivating Copper and Brazen Brown colored conditioners. Yippy! Colored conditioners are becoming quite popular now that folks are stretching out their color appointments, to save a bit of money. They don't cover the roots, but they sure help that color last longer. So, just use some creative hairstyling to cover thos…

Excitement with MBeze

Celebrity Moms Go Natural In Style

MBezeDeodoretteand new natural skin care line chosen for "Mother's Day in Hollywood" gift baskets this year.
Wausau, WI (May 13, 2009) - Celebrity moms such as Angelina Jolie, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Amy Poehler, and 20 others went natural with MBeze this Mother's Day.
MBeze is the new natural skin care company that created the trademarked Deodorette, a stylish little deodorant for freshening up on the go. This item attracted Los Angeles entertainment marketing company, Distinctive Assets, who selected MBeze to participate in the 2009 "Mother's Day in Hollywood" gift baskets.
"These trendsetting women are the exact demographic I created the Deodorette for," said Mary Beth Worzella, MBeze Founder & CEO. "They're women with busy social lives and careers who are constantly on the go and want the stylish convenience of looking good and smelling good while doing it."Each celebrit…

Feedback from TX

Your service was very outstanding and efficient...excellent. I will definitely do business with StormSister again. Thank you so much for the samples, also.

Thank you,
Yolanda N.
San Antonio

Turn Back Time

No one has managed to discover the fountain of youth just yet, but haircare and skincare companies are getting close. New products have been formulated to combat the signs of aging, from lines and wrinkles to hair that looks dry and brittle. As skin ages, for example, elastins and collagen are broken down by enzymes, causing loose, sagging skin. The moisture content of the outermost layer of the skin also decreases, causing wrinkles, thinning skin, hyperpigmentation, deeper expression lines and dry skin. But key anti-aging ingredients like antioxidant-rich seaweed, moisturizing hyaluronic acid and even SPFs can reduce the symptoms of aging skin.

Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Intelligent Nutrients, has just launched a certified-organic line of skincare products that combats free radicals, which cause inflammation. The secret? Intellimune Seed Oil Complex, which delivers potent antioxidants that halt unnecessary aging. According to Rechelbacher, the skin shows what your body knows, sen…

Pedi-Sox

What Are Pedi-Sox®?

Pedi-Sox® are unique one-of-a-kind toeless pedicure socks. Designed to provide solutions to pedicure dilemmas, Pedi-Sox® luxuriate & prolong the pleasure of the pedicure experience - year-round.

What Are The Benefits?

• Feet Stay Comfy...those tile floors can be so cold in the winter.• Sox Aid Moisturizer Absorption....for softer smoother feet.• Feet Stay Clean...freshly pedicured feet are magnets to dust & small hair clippings.• Toenails Dry Flawless.• Wintertime Pedicures...we need pedicures all-year-round.

Shipping

As you may know, the USPS raised postal rates today.
In doing so, we have had to increase our shipping rates as well. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Mommy Day

Bring in your mommy or shop with your child on Sunday, Mother's Day, and you both will receive 20% off of your entire purchase. We are open from 10-2, Sunday.

Eyebrows

A couple of months ago, I decided to grown my brows out completely so that I could have them reshaped into the new, fuller style.
That was very hard to do! I was feeling like I had Susan Boyle brows. Seriously, if she were to shape those crazy's, that would do wonders for her. Who knows, maybe someone has taken care of that, I don't know.
I have always had my brows colored whenever I would get my hair done. Brow color fades the quickest and since I have been blonde (I'm a brunette right now) most of the time, I always liked having darker eyebrows - It just makes your eyes "pop".
For years I used MaryKay brown waterproof mascara to groom/color them in between dye jobs. Several years ago they discontinued it and after buying up every tube I could get my hot little hands on, I am pretty much out. This got me to research brow grooming products, and there are a LOT of them out there. Fleur's makes an eyebrow pencil but I never really loved it - I found the pencil porti…

Rare Elements

I need a break from all of the Kinky Curly crazy. Seriously, it's making me mental. I can't keep up with the demand and I need a breather.
At least until it arrives this week and I begin processing all of the backorders.

Leave it to an exciting new line for me to talk about.
Enter....Rare Elements.
This luxe line hails from Beverly Hills though its ingredient list is International.

What caught my attention with this brand? I was curious about a haircare line that contains ingredients that I had never heard of. Not ingredients that scientifically are just pseudonyms for petroleum sludge, but exotic plant names like, Kalahari, Marula and Black Seed (IN products all contain Black Seed [cumin] oil) are used in their Pure Shampoo.

I'm also drawn to haircare brands that are designed, owned and researched by hairdressers - Who better to know how a haircare line should perform, right?

Truly great lines are now saponifyingshea, olive, coconut oils without the use of sufates - It…

Hair Product Showdown

Allison Kaplan of AliShops is experimenting with Kinky Curly. Read her blog post.