Browsing Posts from October 2011

Sunday, October 09, 2011

MAC Posh Paradise Collection

What It Is: Nail Lacquers are lavishly lush, Mattene Lipsticks are light on the lips as lust & Pearlized Paint Pots blend smoothly over lids. Indulge yourself with a plush & provocative collection of hypnotic hues!

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Friday, October 07, 2011

Meet Algenist Skin Care

Algenist-Overnight-Restorative-Cream When the Sephora brand picks up a skin care brand, I take notice. The line is called ALGENIST and, as it says all over the products, was created by a team of biotechnology scientists in San Francisco. They were developing something and it turned out that they created something that showed it worked very well for something else, in this case, to slow the signs of aging. The ingredient they discovered is Alguronic Acid and found that it corrected, enhanced and protected the skin.

And there is a product for just about everything your face can dream up and just added 4 new ones to what seems to already be a complete line – Regenerative Anti-Aging Lotion ($60/2oz), Targeted Age Correcting Serum ($79/1oz), Overnight Restorative Cream ($90/2oz) and a really great Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser, to name a few. My favorite in the line has to be the Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF20 ($90/2oz). Not only is it a superb moisturizer but it contains a full spectrum of protection from the sun and after I apply it, there is no white-residue-wait, which is the wait time after applying a sunscreen for it to absorb into the skin. Zero, zilch, nada. Is it shallow for me to love a product solely because of that? Get them @

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Cybelesays Special Report – Keratin Express Blow Out

As the drama continues to rage on with Brazilian Blowouts (calling it a BBO for the sake of this feature) or whatever name they are going by in your neck of the woods, more companies are coming up with alternatives to the nasty chemicals they use. I mean, I’ve heard of quite a few salons that are turning the other cheek until something solid comes down because it is a huge money maker for them but I’m hoping you will consider this one and this one as alternatives Because at the end of the day, anything that’s going to eliminate frizz, I’m down with.

I recently had the Keratin Express Blow Out over at the B2V Salon in Beverly Hills and this is considered  a friendlier version of the hair defrizz because it uses no harsh chemicals. But the drawback is that it only lasts up to 6 weeks. It’s also not going to set you far back as the traditional one as it’s only $100 and only take about 1 hour to do. So there are a lot of pluses for this one and very few minuses.

It an in-salon treatment that infuses natural keratin deep into the hair cuticle to smooth it so it not only keeps frizz at bay, it also makes strands really shiny. Essentially this chemical-free process is like a super conditioner that deposits protein back into the hair.

Keratin-Complex-products One thing to keep in mind – this hair treatment is not a straightener. I know the traditional BBO is also considered a hair straightener but this one for sure does not. I mean, when I had the BBO, I could put my hair on top of my head at night, wake up, let it down and no kinks but with this one, yup, kinks, but no frizz, so just something to make note of.

In order to keep locks smooth for as long as possible, pick up their Keratin Color Care Shampoo ($21/13.5oz), Keratin Color Care Conditioner ($21/13.5oz) and the Infusion Keratin Replenisher ($32/1.7oz, $41/3.4oz). And the brand just came out with a bunch of styling products like a Flex Flow Finishing Hairspray, Lock Launder Strengthening Dry Shampoo and a Volumizing Dry Shampoo Lift Powder that comes in three colors that I have on deck to try. Will keep you posted!

Find a salon that offers it in your area @ and book yours during your next lunch hour.

This service was provided to me gratis.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Fall Standouts - Lips

Fall-2011-Product-Picks-Lips LIP SAVVY Star Studded Shine Gloss
($18 @ – the way this think gloss catches the light is insane. The OMG color is a bright sparkling raspberry and has a hint of bubblegum smell to it.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Lip Line Perfector ($18 @ – there’s really no way to stop lines from appearing around our mouth and color on the lips can bleed, so thankfully they came up with an invisible liner to keep color in its place.

BOBBI BROWN Rich Lip Color SPF 12 in Desert Rose ($23 @ from the Marrakesh Chic Collection – such a great anytime rose color. It reminds me of the first shade of lipstick I ever used.

SKINN DIMITRI JAMES Glosstick Ultra Shine Lip Color in Tender ($12.50 @ – we all want the look of a gloss with the staying power of a lipstick. This one in Tender is YLBB, really better.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.


Saturday, October 01, 2011

Fall Product Standouts – Hair

Fall-2011-Hair-Product-Picks My hair is all over the place right now; this in-between season always seems to wreak havoc on my strands. Does it need more moisture? Maybe not use the blow dryer so often? I’m not really sure but these below three seem to be helping me keep is steady Freddie until the cold comes on.

NEXXUS Color Assure Radiant Color Care Leave-in Conditioning Spray ($14.99/10.1oz @ – I’ve learned the hard way that not all leave-in conditioners are created equal. This one uses grapefruit extract, coconut oil, and honey extract to add extra moisture to strands to keep hair color longer.

PUREOLOGY ColorStylists Antibreakage Twist ($24/2.5oz @ – one of two new products just added to their ColourStylist line, this paste provide a mild hold and texture and totally safe for color-treated strands.

DAVINES OI/OIL ($39/4.56oz @ – I’m a huge fan of hair oils and this one seems like the next generation of them. It’s pretty light and its main oil comes from a beta-carotene and antioxidant-rich Roucou Oil.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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