IBS New York 2013

IBS New York & IECSC are the largest beauty & Spa tradeshows in New York open to licensed beauty professionals.  This year it was held from April 14-16 at the Jacob Javitz Center, and I had the honor of attending as Press/ Beauty … Continue reading

Bring Back the Braids: Not just for little girls

I am loving the new spring/summer hairstyles featuring various braids.

I may very well be the only person who can’t braid that well though.

Thank God for Boys and Barbers because if I had girls my sister and best friend would be on hair duty.

But I am accepting the challenge of the fishtail braid because I have to try some of these looks I have been seeing.

Check out my top 5 Looks now.

Every Day Beauty: Beauty Products I can’t Live Without

My Top Five Beauty Products I can’t Live Without Right Now

Maybelline Lots of Lashes Mascara sold at Target.

My lashes are pretty ok length wise, but when I put on this mascara… It’s show time!

I didn’t have any clumping just lashes that looked well defined, thick and long. This will definitely be a keeper in my makeup bag.

Tresemme Split Remedy Conditioner sold at Walgreens.

I do not have a perm, but I do love to color my hair.  Ever since I went from the highlights that I had for years to the jet black color I’m rocking now, I was experiencing a crazy amount of breakage and split ends when I blow dry my hair.

This product has been doing some serious repair.

The website reads: Formulated with Innovative Reconstructing Complex, it actually repairs up to 80% of split ends in just three uses and keeps working to fix damage and bind splits as they occur.

But I actually read about this product from BGLH: The site talks about the conditioner having PEC Technology which is said to be a process in which molecules bind to the open ends of your split and seal it back together when dried.

Bottom line I have seen less hair around my bathroom when doing my hair so I will continue to add this to my routine.

BeautiControl Spa Manicure Creme sold at BeautiControl.

I received this in a goodie bag during NY Fashion Week and this is exactly what my super dry eczema prone skin asked for.

My hands tend to get very dry and this creme softens my skin immediately without the feeling of coating my hands in glue.

Carol’s Daughter Macadamia hold and control smoother sold at Sephora.

I use this to keep my edges down and it really works like a super hold gel without the drying, flaking, or stiffness.

Christian Dior Serum de Rouge 670 Pink Ruby sold at Macys.

As I stated in a previous post I have been experimenting with adding a pop of color to my makeup.

This lip color also happens to be a lip moisturizing treatment as well.  Combined with the perfect matching waterproof lip liner by in Rose by Sephora I’m all set to walk out the door with lots of Glam.