Dec 4th, 13
I love snack foods. The salty crunch of a potato chip. The “fun” in Funyun. The only drawback to some of these tasty treats is that pesky ingredient; Artificial Color. (Specifically Red 40 and Yellow 6)
In high school I had a friend who likewise shared my love of snack foods. She also loved her French manicure. Sadly the two do not go well together. Does this mean that my dear friend had to miss out on the happiness that is a bag of Cheetos?! Not at all. During lunch she would place her perfectly polished hands into two sandwich bags and proceed to eat her much loved snack. It kept her manicure intact while I returned to class with my fiery red fingertips as a badge of shame.
Now that I think about it, why didn’t she just wear gloves? Hm. Oh well.
How far are you willing to go for the sake of beauty?
Nov 27th, 13
Black Friday. The busiest of shopping days. The day when retailers slash their prices and sale crazed shoppers storm the malls. I believe a good chunk of the movie 300 was based on actual Black Friday events with the names being changed to protect the innocent, of course.
This year I invite you to shop our Black Friday offers online. Heck, go ahead and shop our Black Friday offers on Wednesday. Better yet, go ahead and share this sneak peak with all your friend and family. It’s like you’re performing a public service protecting all those shoppers from the perils of Black Friday. Let us declare this to be Gray Wednesday the safest of all holiday shopping days.
Saving lives and money. You just need a cape.
Nov 19th, 13
With arctic temperatures on their way, the inevitable problem will soon be back…static hair!
Typically this time of year, we all find ourselves bundled up in scarves, sweaters and hats that can cause the frictional feud with your hair; not to mention the presence of dry winter air that only instigates the situation.
I remember the days of my resourcefulness when I searched the travel section for a very popular “static removal” spray (meant for clothing and not very appealing in scent I may add). My hopes were to fix my static on the go, but let’s face it – clothing spray isn’t made for hair and my results were less than great.
Well, fast forward to the future and I am thrilled to have that option with Beyond the Zone Fight the Power Anti-Static Spray. This mini is perfect for keeping in my purse, combatting those crazy fly-aways and gravity-defying ends! It has a light hold to help keep hair in place and it smells ah-mazing!
Grab a few for your desk, car and purse so you’ll never be caught this winter with crazy Einstein electric hair!
Nov 15th, 13
I dashed out at lunch today to run a few errands, one of which took me to a fabulous little market place. I filled my basket with cookies and red wine (you know, the must-haves) and proceeded to the register to pay. As I unloaded my goodies I noticed what looked like a star peeking from behind the sales associate’s ear. I stared. Yup, full on stared.
She turned her head and it was confirmed, she had her own little mini milky way nestled in her stylish messy up-do. How fun, how pretty…how did she do it? So in exchange for a compliment, she gave me a brief tutorial.
The stars were simply foam cutouts that you can find at any craft store hot glued to regular old bobby pins. It looked as though she had painted the stars with a shimmery bronze paint giving them a beautiful vintage vibe. I continued to rave about her creation and asked if I could snap a quick pic, which she graciously agreed to. I left with my cookies and a little bit of inspiration.
Thank you, super friendly sales associate! You can bet I’m stocking up on bobby pins this weekend.
Nov 13th, 13
Check out Tool Science’s latest launch!
The Tool Science™ Electric Hot Brush
is the most recent addition to the Tool Science ™ line exclusive at Sally Beauty. This is a revolutionary heated brush WITHOUT the hot air! Its ceramic tourmaline barrel heats to straighten, curl, or add volume while brushing and smoothing your hair.
Does static always create frustration for you when you are brushing or styling your hair? With its Ionic function, this brush can create smooth and shiny hair, without adding the extra static you might normally experience when brushing your hair.
This item is regularly $24.99 but is now on sale through December for $19.99. Just in time for the holiday!
Nov 11th, 13
Well, the hair removal magicians at GiGi® have done it again. The same wax brand that has kept us fuzz-free through the years recently introduced a new product called Pore Refining Facial Wax™
. It is a 3-in-1 hard wax that promises to remove all facial hair, exfoliate the skin and unclog pores. What more could a girl ask for in a wax?
When combined with GiGi® Pre-Epilation Oil™, this creamy white wax can be applied to sensitive areas such as brows and upper lip (ouch!) and removed virtually pain-free. The oil stops the wax from sticking to the skin, but allows it to shrink wrap even baby-fine hair. I used just a drop of the oil on my upper lip and then applied a thick layer of the wax in the direction of the hair growth. When the wax cooled, I simply lifted the end and quickly removed against the hair growth. Voila! No more hair and almost zero redness!
To exfoliate the skin, the wax is applied without the oil so it can remove dry, flaky skin that can dull your complexion. For me, this is in the cheek area around the jaw and mouth. I applied a thick layer of the wax downward in the area around my jaw line. I let it cool for about 15 seconds then quickly removed it in the opposite direction. Afterward, my skin was so smooth and soft and my makeup applied flawlessly.
The most amazing feature of GiGi® Pore Refining Facial Wax™
is that can be used to unclog pores. Simply put, the wax acts like a blackhead removal strip, only better. Because it goes on creamy it can reach all the unsightly clogged pores around the nose those strips usually can’t. I applied the wax thickly, without oil, to the side of my nose and let it cool then quickly pulled it off. I couldn’t help but look at the strip. OMG! It really worked! Sorry blackheads, looks like you didn’t stand a chance against this wax.
GiGi® Pore Refining Facial Wax™ is a great weapon that should be included in everyone’s beauty arsenal. It easily combats three major beauty woes at a fraction of the price of a buying three separate products. In just a few minutes I emerged hair-free, smooth and ready to face the world.
Nov 6th, 13
Frizzy and damaged hair is one of the most common issues for us ladies. Over the years, my hair care routine has evolved and changed but I can say that it is only getting better. I have recently introduced Mystic Divine™ into this daily routine and have seen some great results! Using the original items in the line have been amazing, but their new items have made it even easier to keep my hair in tip-top-shape!
I tried the new Mystic Divine™ Nourishing Leave-in and this has definitely left my hair feeling soft and hydrating without being too heavy. I then used the Mystic Divine™ Creations Styling Lotion
to add light body to my hair and protect it while blow-drying my style. To finish, I sprayed a light misting of the Mystic Divine™ Nourishing Dry Oil Spray
to keep my ends smooth and add light shine. This product is a great alternative for those looking for a lighter version of the Mystic Divine™ Nourishing Oil Treatment as this spray goes on light and dries quickly.
At the end of the day, I have a smooth, healthy- looking style that isn’t weighed down! I highly recommend that you give these products a try and you can only find them at Sally Beauty Supply!
Oct 30th, 13
Step 1: Determine where you want your color and outline those areas with a white pencil
. This will make the color pop, as well as help guide you. Conceal lips and eyebrows with a concealer that matches your skin tone and set with a translucent powder.
Step 2: Apply the main color areas. On the eyes, pat a bright shadow onto the main lid. Next, apply varying shades of blue eye shadow with small definer brush to fill and accentuate the tears. For the lips, use a bright red lip liner to create the shape and fill in the lips. Don’t be afraid to go outside your natural lip lines. This is a cartoon look, so make them big and curvy! Leave open spots for the highlight areas and fill those in with a white pencil.
Step 3: Using a felt tip liquid eye liner
, create all expression lines, outline the lips and tears as well as fill in the eyebrows (These will help sell your expression!).
Step 4: Apply dots all over face with a white pencil, add a fun wig and you are finished!
Oct 28th, 13
“What are you going to be for Halloween?” That’s the one question I have been absolutely dreading this month. Typically, by this time every year, my ridiculously elaborate costume plans have come together, and I smirk at the above question, adding that it’s a grand surprise. Not this year. For some reason, life moved a little faster than I had realized and before I knew it, it was October. Hello, Halloween! So, what’s a girl to do when she’s at a loss for a quick, cute costume? Lash up, of course.
There is practically no end to the lash options at the Sally Beauty Supply Lash Wall. Everything you could ever dream up is there, from natural, every day styles to overly dramatic, special occasion lashes. It’s the perfect place to do a little Halloween shopping.
If you’re searching for an insta-costume, don’t be afraid to throw on an LBD and have your face be the focus. I picked up a pair of the Ardell® Lashes in Fun, and immediately ideas started going through my mind. The full lashes, sprinkled with holo-glitters, would be perfect for a fairy princess, or a disco queen. Shiny lip gloss, glitter around the eye and these easy-to-wear lashes would complete either of those looks – just change up the shoes and accessories and you’ve got two quick costumes.
If you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated yet subtle, slip into a pair of Ardell® Lashes #117. Pin your hair up with a tiny tiara, keep the brows and top liner heavy and voila – Holly Golightly from Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
Oct 24th, 13
Beyond Belief BB Cream is back and better than ever! Now with Broad Spectrum SPF 15, our two most popular shades, Light and Medium are here to stay!
BB Cream is a great time-saving product that acts as a primer, concealer, foundation, and moisturizer for a perfect finish. It’s a 5-in-1 multi-benefit cream that now prevents sunburn!
I like that it doesn’t give me the shiny appearance that I usually get from using a sunscreen product. Instead, I get a very natural appearance that doesn’t look too “made-up.” Perfect for the days I don’t want to look like I’m wearing a lot of make-up, but also don’t want to leave the house without a little something on my face!
Find this great product in the skincare section of your local Sally Beauty!