Entries from February 28th, 2012

Product Review: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

28.2.12

We’ve all been in Sephora/Bloomingdales/Macy’s/etc. on a desperate hunt to find that one product that would transform our skin. Here it is! This truly is the holy grail of skincare products. The Boscia Luminizing Black Mask (aka The Black Mask) will change your skin.

So, what does it do? It literally pulls the gunk out of your pores. You apply it, let it dry and then pull it off with all that buildup. It saturates your skin in vitamins and extracts that will brighten, tone and soothe redness. Even after a one use, you will see a significant difference in your skin quality.

It contains: Vitamin C- brightens your skin and helps fight off wrinkles; Jojoba Leaf- a powerful antioxidant that helps to fight aging and sun exposure; Willowherb- reduces redness, soothes and calms the skin; Montmorillonite Clay-ย  absorbs toxins, dirt and oil from your pores; and finally Pine Bark Extract- an antioxidant that helps to fight aging and moisturizes the skin.

Manufacturer’s directions:

-Apply an even layer to clean, dry skin.
-Avoid eye area by applying below orbital bone.
-Avoid eye area, eye brows, hair line, and lips.
-Leave on 15-20 minutes or until completely dry.
-Gently peel off mask from outer edges.
-Rinse off any residue with warm water.
-Follow with tonic and moisturizer.
-Use once or twice per week.

Want another tip? Use the Boscia Smoothing Facial Polish (available at Sephora. Suggested Retail: $25) before using The Black Mask and you will see even better results. Exfoliating before applying the mask removes any dead skin and allows the mask to do its best work! The only downside? Do it in privacy because people will jump when they see you looking like this:

 

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Ah!ย  It is so worth it though. It wasn’t given New Beauty Magazine’s Beauty Choice Award for nothing! Give the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask a try, you will be in love with how your skin looks and feels! You can find it at Sephora. Suggested Retail: $34.

 

 

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JenniferK

2012 Oscar Beauty: How to create Cameron Diaz’s Red Carpet Hair

28.2.12

Cameron Diaz rocked the red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards with her carefree elegance. Apart from her stunning gown, we were eye-ing her knockout hair. We all want to copycat that chic cut and style and now we can create this look ourselves with this exclusive from celebrity hair stylist Lona Vigi.

“It’s modern, sexy, and carefree femininity,” says legendary stylist Lona Vigi of Cameron’s look. To imitate this style grab the latest in Sultra hair tools and get started on this sexy do. First, blow dry your locks with the Sultra Sophisticate Power Dryer, to infuse the maximum in volume and shine. Lona recommends this dryer above all else, saying “I LOVE this dryer–it’s quiet, dries fast, and the ionic and ceramic technology is gentle on Cameron’s bleached locks.” This power dryer contains both ionic and ceramic generators to dry and not fry! It speeds up drying time sealing the cuticle for softer, shinier hair.

Next, Lona straightened and smoothed Cameron’s locks with the Sultra Seductress Curl, Wave & Straight Iron retailing at $210. Lona states, “It’s the perfect tool–so versatile for creating an array of looks!” She used the Seductress to flip up random pieces of Cameron’s hair adding texture while creating a bend in other pieces to generate movement. Then she picked up Sultra’s Bombshell One-inch Rod Curling Iron to create a loose curl in Cameron’s bang.

Simple as that, and you’re all set with your smooth sexy red-carpet hair. Sultra haircare products can be found at Nordstrom and purchased at Nordstrom.com.

 

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2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards: Get Olivia Wilde’s Hair with Celebrity Stylist David Babaii

27.2.12

According to celebrity hairstylist David Babaii, “Olivia Wilde’s hair makes her the perfect Bohemian Princess”. Her healthy and shiny hair with beachy highlights is the result of a great diet and the right professional hair care.

 

To begin her 2012 Film Independent Spirit Award’s style, David shampooed and conditioned her hair with IT&LY HAIRFASHION’S Pure Shampoo and Pure Conditioner. After blow drying her hair with a round brush to create lift and volume, David took various sized sections and lightly spritzing each with IT&LY Pure Texture Spray. Next, he wrapped each section around the inside of a 1 ยฝ” barrel curling iron. To finish, he loosened each curl by running his fingers through for soft Bohemian Waves. He completed the look with IT&LY Pure Definition Hairspray for a soft hold.

 

To achieve shiny beachy highlights, David suggests that your hairstylist use IT&LY’s Easily Blond or Colorly 20/20 conditioning formulas for maximum to subtle color lift that compliements your existing shade. Now, with David Babaii‘s tips, it’s easy to look effortlessly Bohemian!

 

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JenniferK

 

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Get Kate Hudson’s 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hair with Celebrity Stylist David Babaii

27.2.12

Kate Hudson looked radiant as she arrived at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower with hair by celebrity stylist David Babaii.

If you want to be a blonde like Kate, David recommends that your stylist uses IT&LY HAIRFASHION’s Colorly 20/20 professional hair color to achieve a natural, healthy and shiny blonde.

To start, Kate’s hair was cleansed and conditioned with IT&LY HAIRFASHION’s Pure Shampoo and Conditioner for optimum shine and hydration. David then sprayed IT&LY Pure Texture Spray and distributed this evenly through the hair to create the volume, texture and lift he was looking for. Next, David used a blow dryer on medium heat and medium air flow, using his hands instead of a brush to enhance texture. To create her beachy waves, he took random sections and wrapped them around various sized curling irons to create multiple textures. He finished this look with IT&LY Pure Definition Hairsprayfor a lightweight touchable hold.

We can only dream of attending any of the fabulous Oscar weekend happenings, but we don’t have to dream to look just as fabulous as the stars do! Follow David Babaii‘s step-by-step and your hair will be Oscar ready in no time!

 

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JenniferK

 

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