July 22, 2014

Beauty Tuesday: 10 Thinning Hair Product Options You NEED to Know About

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[Depending on how severe your hair thinning is will determine which of these treatment you may choose. The Phytocyane Revitalizing Serum ($65) is for temporary hair loss, and works by depositing amino acids, vitamins, and proteins to help support keratin production and help with scalp stimulation. Phytolium 4 ($65) is a scalp treatment for severe and chronic thinning meant to protect the hair shaft and enable regeneration Both available at]


[Although this doesn't cause hair to sprout out at your head immediately, good scalp health is key to healthy, happy hair. Tea tree extract and sunflower seed oil work to invigorate, renew, and repair the scalp on its stratum corneum level, intended to maintain and refresh the hair. The Deep Conditioning Mask can also be used on a weekly basis for more of a treatment. $6 each,]


[With the aid of fatty acids and a mix of antioxidants, these supplements promote hair growth (eyelashes too!), stronger nails, and incredible skin. Phyto Phytophanère Hair And Nails Dietary Supplement, 60 capsules for $30,]

Pureology Strength Cure

[If your hair loss issues are tied to damage, Pureology's line of Strength Cure products could be perfect for you. This product heals the micro-scarred hair while restoring texture and vibrancy to the color. From $27-$50 per product, which includes shampoo. conditioner, a masque, split-ends formula, and salve, available at salons nationwide.

Le Couvent des Minimes Fortifying Hair Mask

[You'll know your hair follicles are being awakened and your scalp enlivened thanks to the sage, rosemary and mint trifecta in this hair mask. Those with and without hair issues will want to give it a try. Le Couvent des Minimes Fortifying Hair Mask, $29,]

Aubrey Organics Biotin Repair Shampoo

[Hydrate, strenghen, thicken hair while getting your scalp in tip top shape, naturally, with Aubrey Organics trio of products. Its star ingredients include Baobab, Biotin, and He Shou Wu, a popular ingredient in Chinese medicine that adds fullness and shine to the hair. $9-$11,]

Bosrenew dry shampoo

[Save time in between washes and styling with the Bosley BosRenew Volumizing Dry Shampoo, provides scalp conditioners such as burdock, sage leaf, and confrey extracts while it conditions and builds volume while gently cleansing AND giving UV protection. $19.95,]

Redken Cerafill systems

[Cerafill powered by Redken Science has two systems in place to fight hair loss - Defy for the early signs of thinning hair, and Retaliate for more advanced signs of it. Safe on color and chemically-treated hair, Defy removes follicle-clogging sebum while Retaliate includes a hair-regrowth topical solution treatment (Minoxidil). Also available are two stylers to use with either system: the Dense FX hair diameter thickening treatment and Texture Effect hair & scalp refresher. $18-$45 each; see for your nearest Cerafil salon.]

Kerastase specifique thinning hair products

[[The Kerastase Specifique 3-Step System works to bring the scalp's hair follicles to premium health in order to eliminate hair thinning issues. The 3-step system includes arginine, vitamin PP and vitamin B8, help to stimulate circulation and maintain a great scalp via a shampoo, spritz-on lotion, and scalp treatment. $139 for all three; purchase at or at a fine salon near you.]

Rusk Thick Body and Texture Amplifier

[The Rusk Thick Body and Texture Amplifier is not new nor does it cause hair to grow, however, it is worth an honorable mention because it plumps up the strands that you have SO much that you will be able to make do until your hair starts to grow. It has Thermplex™ and wheat moisture to boost body, strength, and hair hydration. $9.60;]

When a guy starts to lose his hair, it’s upsetting, but when a woman does…it can be devastating. Stress, pregnancy, illness, medication, and aging are  all contributing factors to hair loss, not to mention the plans that our hereditary has in store for us. There is certain a lack of talking about thinning hair, especially for women, and since several ladies close to me are experiences hair loss for a variety of reasons, I invited them to test out some products that can achieve hair growth, volume, and strength.

See the slideshow above for the products that made our list, which are largely shampoo and conditioners, with some serums and sprays in the mix too.

If you’re looking for a supplement option, I’ve got one listed above, but overall, your best friend is now biotin, which helps specifically with hair and nail growth; just be sure to take some folic acid with it to help it stay in your system.



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July 18, 2014

Fashion Pulse Flash

HAPPY FRIDAY!! I’ve got some exciting news and products to share with you this week; I’m pretty sure it’s a doozy! Kicking off with details on Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale to an awesome concealer, texturizing spray, nail polish, and all-femaled comedy show lineup, I think you’re in for a quite a treat. Read on, and have an AMAZING WEEKEND!
nordstrom anniversary sale

Nordstrom’s anniversary sale is HERE! Starting today through August 3rd, shop your favorite brands for apparel, accessories, and beauty items! Fashion brands include Alexander Wang, Rebecca Minkoff, Kate Spade, Topshop, DVF, Birkenstock, Gorjana, Vince Camuto, and on the beauty side Clarisonic, Clarins, Jo Malone, Tory Burch, butter LONDON, Laura Mercier, AHAVA, Kiehl’s Since 1851, NARS, Viktor & Rolf, YSL, and more. Expect awesomely priced sets and oversized quantities in order to get even more bang for your buck!

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July 14, 2014

How to Stack Your Bracelets

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[When in doubt...keep it simple!]

I know a lot of people have a fear of layering and stacking bracelets, and I can TOTALLY relate! Until I had a substantial collection of bangles, cuffs, and wraparounds, I was at a loss myself as to how to best pair them and wear them. However fear not, and set your trepidation aside, as I will walk you through several tips that will surely leave you more confident in wearing and pairing the bracelets in your jewelry collection.

Mixing Textures and Colors:

These bracelets are from three different brands and feature varied hues and metal tones, yet remain unified on the wrist thanks to their uniformity of diameter. All three bracelets mimic a similar width, and also maintain a consistence in design with no more than two colors featured per bracelet. All three also possess a similar motif of geometry, which further ties the look together to make it work. The two bracelets that have an edge of metal anchor in the woven bracelet, which contains more of a domed shape. Conclusion: You don’t need a ruler to check bracelet width; just eyeball it and include several that are the same, with one being slightly different in the middle.

Several of a Kind:


It may seem crazy at the time of purchase, but when you find a jewelry silhouette that you really love, by several of them! It will make stacking them on your wrist so much easier, and although the bracelets pictured above are the same color, I also have one in black instead of turquoise to further mix it up and wear with other outfits.  I’m always so grateful to have several of-a-kind when I make a quick grab into my bracelet box, so that I can pull out the same kind and wear them together. Conclusion: If you can buy two (or more), do it!

Don’t Neglect Your Watch:


If I’m wearing a cuff, I certainly place it on the other wrist, but dolling up your watch arm is a fast and easy way to instantaneously build up your bracelets. Better yet, go for a fashion shape watch, such as a wraparound or a watch in which you can switch out the bands to match your bracelets. Conclusion: layer up on your watch arm, but remember that the higher you go up, the wider your arm is, so place wider bangles and bracelets on first.


I hope this tips help you to find a bracelet/cuff/bangle combination that becomes your signature look!

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