My last post was pre-STYLEDLIFE/styledlook's "Open Closet" night at the Perspectives Family Center. I had no idea how much this evening was going to affect me.
I accepted the invitation to help for the simple fact that Kevin and Tim are two of my best friends and they asked me. They wanted me available to do hand massages for women who were going to be "styled" by the STYLEDLIFE crew. Perfect, I can do that.
Having spent so many years in the spa biz, this is a nice treat for me. I truly miss the "touching" aspect of working with clients. And to do it for an event like this was magical.
Kevin Quinn donates a portion of STYLEDLIFE sales to Perspectives. He and his crew then shop for clothes, shoes and accessories and then plan this event. They bring in hair and makeup, stylists, photographer, videographer and their friend Becky to do some kick-ass hand massages. All volunteers. Whew!
Each woman receives 2-3 new "looks" and gets to go home with the go…
I wanted to get back to you with my thoughts on the makeup I bought last week.
My favorite product, hands down, is the Lipgloss in F78 (Translucent Pink). I'm amazed at how well it lasts, especially for a lipgloss. It adds the perfect sheen and boosts every lipstick I've paired with it. I also LOVE the flavor - it's so nice.
I like the Lipstick in F120 ( Pearlized Fuschia Corydale) - the color is great and it wears really well. I bought a "pearl" formula and am not thrilled with the pearly bits. They make the color look great but feel kind of harsh on my lips. I'll be back for more shades!
The one item I'm not impressed with is the Eyeliner in Tamaris. The liner feels really dry during application, so it pulls at my lids. And the color doesn't last - it's worn off by the end of my work day.
I've been meaning to tell you that my complexion looks fantastic after using Phytoceane's Intense Lifting Radiance Serum. I'm also impressed that small bottle has lasted almost 3 months and still isn't empty.
(Reuters) - A senator on Sunday called on the FDA to reveal findings on a possible link between a chemical found in most sunscreens and skin cancer.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been reviewing data from several studies on a potential link between retinyl palmitate (RP), a common sunscreen additive and cases of skin cancer, since July 2009, but has yet to issue any rulings or guidelines, Senator Charles Schumer said."With the recent reports suggesting a possible link between skin cancer and a common chemical found in sunscreens, the FDA must act now to protect consumers," Schumer said at a news conference and in a later statement."Summer is here, people are soaking up the sun and the FDA needs to immediately provide guidance and reassurance to consumers," the New York Democrat added.The FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP) have conducted studies that suggest a possible link be…
The Pre de Provence Marseille 72% olive oil soap is easily our most popular bar. This soap has been manufactured for over 600 years. That says a lot, don't you think?
Europeans not only use it to bathe, but they also used it for laundering and we're beginning to catch on.
In our continuous quest to clear up our various skin allergies and the realization that unscented (anything) laundry soap is a big scam, more and more of us have decided to make our own laundry soap - For a truly 'fragrance free' laundry.
I wonder if the current financial crisis has spurred interest in this homemade option as well.
Whatever the reason, many are choosing this olive oil soap to use in their laundry soap recipe. Substitute in the Marseille soap for the Fels-Naptha - Fels Naptha ingredients are questionable.
Phytoceane utilizes the power of the sea to help care for men’s skin. In addition to its unique characteristics, it is subjected each day to shaving, hard water, soap and a lack of hydration. Based on these observations, Phytocéane has expanded its range to include a line of skin care adapted to men’s needs, while providing immediate results. Using expert knowledge of the marine world, our researchers have formulated each product of the men’s collection with vegetal coral, and blue micro-algae; these ingredients are renowned for their protective, moisturizing, remineralizing and smoothing properties. This exclusive cocktail is combined with unique natural ingredients that meet the special needs of each skin type.
These blue micro-algae come from the crystal-clear waters of Klamath Lake. They are renowned for their exceptional nutritive properties. At the heart of Oreg…
Behind the Scenes - "Never let 'em see ya sweat".
Michelle Champagne is the show's Emmy Award winning makeup artist and names MBeze as her favorite :)
Her review is as follows:
A big hit at the LIVE Show, I have saved my favorite for last.
This natural and organic skincare line offers deodorettes and dabber dust.
The eight unique scents are subtle and refined, almost understated...in a very good way. Sweet Sanura...Sweet Orange & Egyptian Musk Ife...Sandalwood & Strawberry Cruizee...Cucumber, Jasmine & Mint Tea Aim to be Pleased...Cherry Blossom & Sandalwood Once Bitten...Apple Blossoms, Vanilla & Lime Twice Shy...Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Koko Haze...Coconut, Hazelnut, & Mango Me.. just you, scent free
The precious Deodorettes are tiny portable deodorants that you can pop in your smallest clutch.
Another unique product in the line is the Dabber Dust which is a powder to be dab…
Learn about the moisturizing properties of the natural oil obtained from jojoba seeds that will benefit your hair, skin, and nails.
Grown in the Sonoran Desert and surrounding areas of the U.S., jojoba is a shrub that is popular for the rich yellow-gold oil that is extracted from its seed. Jojoba oil, used for centuries by Native Americans who inhabited Northwest Mexico, has been used for a number of purposes, including a medicine for cancer and kidney disorders, a dietary supplement, and healthy beverages. Its most popular use was as a moisturizer for the hair, scalp, and skin because its unique chemical makeup actually mimics the sebum the skin produces. In addition to its ideal chemical makeup, jojoba oil is odorless, colorless, and oxidatively stable. It is also a natural carrier of vitamin E, as well as an antioxidant, making it the ideal ingredient.
According to spa director Myrna Beardshear at Red Mountain Spa , all skin types can benefit from the oil. “Jojoba is…
Because men are subject to stress and external aggressions, i.e. climate, pollution, and cigarette smoke, this can wreak havoc on their skin. Plus the daily shaving routine causes additional dehydration and sensitivity on the skin’s surface. On average, during his lifetime, a man spends six months shaving to remove the 15,000 hairs distributed over 2/3 of the face. Shaving daily leaves 57% of men with stressed, imbalanced, and stripped skin. Because many men still do not properly use skin care products on a daily basis leaving their skin imbalanced (dry, shiny, dull...) Because men are increasingly aware of their appearance.Men’s use of skin and body care products is no longer considered occasional; in fact, it is becoming increasingly common.TEXTURES that are specifically adapted to men’s skin .Men’s skin is physiologically thicker and oilier than women’s: the ultra-light, non-greasy PHYTOMER/PHYTOCEANE textures penetrate easily. QUICK and PLEASANT to use. Products wit…
Lorri Weisen, owner Hairs to You Excerpt from Lorri's newsletter.
If you've been to her salon lately, no doubt you've heard about their efforts with Matter of Trust, the non-profit organization that turns hair clippings into absorbent "booms" that soak up the oil from oil spills. She's been a member for years but hasn't donated until this catastrophe hit. Lorri has a Florida home just minutes from the most beautiful beaches on the gulf. When she received the first email from Lisa Gautier, the president of Matter of Trust, she knew I had to help out. Immediately she hopped on a plane to donate her Florida garage to house the hair arriving from all over the country. She also searched for the people she needed to connect with. 24 hours later, her address was a hair drop-off site and she was a "First Wave Boom B Q'er"! Lorri says, "It was, and still is, amazing to be part of an organization that is solution oriented and posi…
Booms are not the only answer to this DISASTER, of course. But, the hair boom do work. Why are they not being used?
Several companies make non-hair boom and they only have limited effectiveness. Of course that can be said of the hair boom as well. "Good oil containment boom material has become scarce and more expensive." That is a very telling statement.
Certainly hair and nylons are cheaper to manufacture into boom. Hair is being donated by the tons. Are they being shunned because there isn't a ton of money being made from them? Makes me wonder.
What is oil boom made from? Polyethylene - A petroleum product. Interesting, isn't it? The same product that is polluting th…