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 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!
Jul 17th, 13
If you’re looking for a way to make your skin look and feel cleaner, give the new Beyond Belief Facial Cleansing Brush
Featuring two different rotating attachments, it’s the perfect way to give a little oomph to your cleansing routine. The super soft bristled brush can be used with any cleanser, feels great and makes me feel like my skin is getting really clean!
The foam pad applicator is great to apply my lotion or mask, or can be used with my cleanser for an extra soft cleansing. Adding this brush once a day has been an easy way to enhance my cleansing routine and my skin is thanking me!
Jul 15th, 13
Summer is fully underway in Texas, where I live. The thermometer stays right around 100 degrees and no matter what you do, you can’t escape the heat. In the middle of summer, when heavy foundations and layered shadows just seem too contrived and complicated, I always find myself looking for ways to mix up my beauty routine.
This year, my favorite look is a natural face, a little mascara, and a fun, bright lipstick. You can’t open a magazine without seeing this look on celebs and models, and it’s much easier to pull off than you think!
I love Femme Couture’s Limited Edition line of Prime Wear Brights. They come in 6 gorgeous colors and are only $6.99 this month, so you have no excuse not to try the bright lip trend. Bright lipsticks work well on all skin tones and effortlessly pull together your look.
Best of all, these are made in the Prime Wear formula, which has lip primer built in for lasting color. My favorite is “Florescent Fuchsia”, which is a vivid purple-pink shade. You can put a little on for subtle color or layer it on for a brighter effect. Bright lips are appropriate for all occasions—they’re great for a date, a summer barbeque, on vacation, or even running errands.
These shades are only available in July, so be sure to snatch them up before they’re gone!
Jul 8th, 13
Today we’ve created a look that’s easy to achieve, but makes a big, colorful statement. All you need is your favorite polish shades and a roll of clear tape.
Let’s get started!
- Base coat
- Polishes in at least four different shades. I used neons from China Glaze.
- Clear tape, like the kind you use to wrap presents.
- Top coat
Paint each nail, minus your ring finger, a different color. Remember if using neons they will take several coats to become opaque. You can make this process go faster by laying down a white coat first.
This is the part that takes patience. Section off a layer with tape and apply the first color. Pull the tape off immediately for a crisp line. Wait for this polish to completely dry, because you’ll be covering it with tape for the second layer. The tape will pull it off if it is not COMPLETELY dry. I speak from experience.
Repeat this step until you have four different layers of color.
Finish up with the top coat of your choice!
Jul 3rd, 13
You just got a call from an old boyfriend who is coming into town. You haven’t seen him in years and he will be at your doorstep in less than an hour….and your roots are exposed. YIKES! What to do?!
In comes Ion 10 Minute Color
to save the day! Ion Color Brilliance Permanent Crème 10 minute Hair Color pallet consists of twenty radiant, long-lasting colors that process in 10 minutes. Ion 10 minute hair color is perfect for retouching new growth between salon visits. Included in the box is a pH Normalizing Post Color Shampoo that neutralizes the oxidation process, gently eliminates color residue, and preserves the shine and longevity of the color.
Fast to apply, and fast to process, beautiful hair color, just in the nick of time! Pick up some today for your “Oh no! My roots!” moments.
Mar 25th, 13
Spring has officially arrived and the warm weather and cute summery clothes reminds me that it is also time to do something about my feet. They’ve spent the winter hibernating in boots, and I want them to be smooth, soft, and sandal ready.
Lucky for me, Heel To Toe is ready to launch some amazing new products to help me whip my feet into shape! Here’s the inside scoop of the new products:
Pedicure Salts – Soak your troubles away! Pedicure salts easily dissolve in warm water to soothe tired feet. Three great scents provide awesome aromatherapy while you relax – Peppermint, Green Tea Lemongrass, or Lavender.
Warming Foot Scrub – This scrub gives a gentle warming sensation as it exfoliates away dry skin.
Argan Heel & Foot Treatment – This uses the power of Argan oil to moisturize rough feet and heels. This formula absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave an oily residue.
Cooling Foot Powder – The convenient aerosol formula keeps feet dry throughout the day, along with an immediate cooling sensation. Perfect for warm weather days when feet tend to feel the heat!
Which products are you most excited to try?
Mar 22nd, 13
Step aside, glossy lips! Matte is here to stay!
Last spring we talked about how matte was a new, popular look in lipsticks. Well a year later and it looks like matte just seems to keep growing in popularity.
Have you embraced this trend? I’m personally loving it because I feel like I can get away with crazier shades when they’re matte. Something about wild colors when they’re glossy scream “LOOK AT MY LIPS RIGHT NOW.”
On the flipside, the slightly “dry” look of a matte lip can turn some off, so I can see why not everyone loves it.
What about you? Where do you stand? Is the matte lip look a yes or no?
Please take a moment to vote and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Mar 15th, 13
Is there anything more relaxing than a pedicure? I love going to the spa and sinking into the massage chair, while someone pampers my feet. But, to me, a pedicure is a once in awhile indulgence. I only get them a few times a year and paint my own toes the rest of the time. I even have a cute Heel to Toe Inflatable Pedicure Bath that I use at home to soak while watching my favorite shows. It’s not the same but it keeps me happy between appointments.
I do, however, have some friends who go every month without fail to get pedicures. To them, it’s a necessary part of their beauty routine, like getting their roots touched up or a trim.
What about you? How often do you get pedicures? Are they a special treat or something that is part of your normal beauty maintenance?
Please take a moment to vote and let us know your thoughts in the comments!