Giveaway: Kérastase Elixir Ultime Collection!


Kerastase Giveaway Giveaway:  Kérastase Elixir Ultime Collection!So this is the giveaway I’ve been hinting about since last week. I’m really excited about this giveaway because the Kerastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil is one of my top 5 hair products…ever!  Only a few drops are needed to add shine and softness to your hair. It’s great to use before a blow dry for silky smooth strands and used on curly hair it takes away frizz.I have yet to try the other products in the line, but today I’m giving 10 lucky readers a chance to try the line, before me!

For this giveaway, the 10 winners will win the Elixir Ultime Collection, each valued at $205. You’ll receive:

Cleanse: Bain Elixir Ultime

  • Silicone and paraben-free
  • Gently cleanses while nourishing and purifying hair
  • Strengthens hair, leaving it soft and shiny

Treat: Masque Elixir Ultime

  • Revives the natural strength of hair
  • Provides nourishment deep into the hair fiber
  • Gives hair ultimate shine
  • Leaves hair feeling weightless
  • Penetrates to the deepest of the hair fiber

Prime: Elixir Ultime

  • Multi-use oil that can be used pre and post styling
  • Delivers ultimate shine, deep conditioning and nourishment
  • Add softness, strength, and smoothness
  • Promotes cellular renewal with its anti-oxidant active ingredients
  • Helps restore strength to the hair and protects it from external aggressors
  • A blend of four precious scented oils that works for all hair types

And the new Elixir Ultime Creme Fine

  • Hydration and repair
  • Natural Shine and UV Protection
  • Instant absorption, easy application, maximum coverage
  • Can be applied through out the day


Entering is easy! Either take our hair poll, like A Beauty Loft or Kerastase USA on Facebook. Use entry form below. Contest ends4/23/2014. Please let me know if you have any questions. Good luck!

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Pop of Color at The Pop Shop Kind of Day


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Attention grilled cheese fans! I’d like to introduce you to your Nirvana. The Pop Shop in Collingswood, NJ.  The Food Network featured restaurant takes a modern spin on the American classic grilled cheese sandwich. Have a taste for something a little more “grown up” than the traditional grilled cheese? Try the Fig Manchego Grilled cheese: manchego cheese, fig jam on olive bread. Maybe your looking for something a little sweeter maybe? Try their Nutella Grilled Cheese: Brie, Nutella, granny smith apples on wheat.  There is literally more than 30 different grilled cheese sandwiches you could order.

Walking into the pop shop is like walking into a throwback of a 1950′s fountain soda style drive in. Even if you can’t find a grilled cheese to suit your fancy–pick from a variety of burgers, salads, or just skip dinner all together and get  a milkshake.

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I love the energy at the Pop Shop—it’s family friendly vibe and brightly colored walls make it almost impossible to not be happy (cue Pharell Williams).

And naturally, I felt like my lips could also use a pop of color for dining at The Pop Shop. NARS Mexican Rose Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil did the trick!

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If your mouth is now watering, check out the menu and more from The Pop Shop on their website

If your mouth just needs a pop of color a la NARS Mexican Rose, go here

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From the Lab: The Beauty Sample Program For Le Mer Taste on a Cetaphil Budget


IMG 2332 e1397313301867 From the Lab: The Beauty Sample Program For Le Mer Taste on a Cetaphil BudgetBeauty sample boxes have taken the beauty industry by storm in the past 5 years. If by some chance you haven’t heard of them, the concept is that you get to sample a variety of beauty products that are delivered right to your door for a monthly, quarterly, or annual fee.

There’s a sample program for everyone. From big name cosmetic companies to natural products, hair products, curl products, products for men….you get the point. I was a subscriber to one of the more popular ones, but at the end of the day, not only do I have a backlog of products that have being sent to me to review, but I also buy so many products, I get samples all the time—ones that I get to choose (you should see the raised eyebrows from the girls at Sephora ringing me up when they inform me I have over 1400 points Sephora points—and yes I’m hoarding them). I ended up only being interested in maybe one or two of the products sent and half the time didn’t even get to try them.

But the concept behind From The Lab intrigued me. A sample program that actually lets you try products before they are even put on the shelves. Come again? These products are coming straight from the lab before companies get their hands on them. And they only sample luxury products based on high quality ingredients.

Take their March box for example. I got to try Transforming Hair Cleanser No. 724. It’s a full size sample that comes in a basic bottle with a no thrills label. Inside the box also contains a pamphlet that describes the products ingredients, how to use it, and what the predicted retail value is. The Transforming Hair Cleanser No. 724 is a cleansing oil shampoo. Free of sulfates, the cleanser uses a “patented raspberry stem cell technology” and contains castor seed oil, sweet almond oil and berry flux vita all with the promises of soft, shiny hair. The company says it should retail for around $60 once it hits the shelves.

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If you really like the product, you can purchase it from the website until the product is sold to a big cosmetic company at a discounted price. No marketing or fancy packaging equals no fancy price.

Pretty cool, right? Not only are you trying new beauty products before anyone else,  you’re paying a fraction of the price for luxury beauty. It’s a definite for the adventurous beauty junkie that likes a good deal.

Subscriptions start at $29.99/month. Request an invitation here

Full Disclosure: Some of the products in this post were provided by the manufacturer for consideration. For more information on my disclosure policy, please see my disclaimer page

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Independent Fashion Bloggers’ Roundup of This Week’s Best Fashion/Beauty Blogs (and ABL Made the List!)


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Shoe In

How do you dress for success? Do you dress for the job you want or the job you have? Are your shoes made for walking or climbing the ladder of success? Well, you know upward mobility is always on the mind of an avid blogger. This week we take the plunge into Spring and Summer trends, but not in the way of dressing down but more buttoning up. Does that mean we have work on the mind? Maybe. You’ll just have to see for yourself.

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