Mom and me, circa 1979
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Mother’s Day is this Sunday and I’m so excited. Not just because Mr. Spoiled Pretty and my son, Westley, are treating me to a decadent brunch. But because it’s an opportunity to celebrate my hero, Andrea Stamps.
I must admit that until two years ago, Mother’s Day was just another CONTINUE READING
At Christmastime, I agonized over what to get my son's daycare teachers. There are 12 of them - and even though he has his two main teachers, they all have interaction with him and take excellent care of him. So I needed to buy 12 gifts to show my appreciation, without breaking the bank. $10 each seemed doable, except CONTINUE READING
As a beauty expert, I’m embarrassed by how late I am to the BB Cream party. In the past year, so many friends and colleagues have asked me about BB Creams—what’s the buzz, which brands are the best, etc. —and they would look at me funny when I admitted to not having tried BB Creams yet. I mean, they CONTINUE READING
I’m very fickle about my fingernails. Before I paint my nails or get them professionally did, I spend a inordinate amount of time pondering my polish options. I consider the season, recent trends, my wardrobe that week and anywhere special I might go. But despite all of this planning, I’m usually over my polish choice before it even dries.
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After beauty products, handbags are my secondary addiction. But when it comes to arm candy, I have discriminating taste. For me, the perfect handbag seamlessly marries fashion with function, is handcrafted from high-quality materials, has really unique hardware and is classic but edgy - all at the same time. I don't like to carry the of-the-moment "it" bag. I CONTINUE READING
Earlier this month, Kate Spade (aka creator of cuteness and the reason why I can't seem to keep money in my wallet), launched a brand new line called Kate Spade Saturday.
Kate Spade Saturday is a new global lifestyle brand created to channel the spirit of Saturday seven days a week. This younger, more accessible sister to kate spade new CONTINUE READING
Sephora now carries hair color! It’s hard to believe that this is a first for the beauty superstore.
Fekkai Salon Color ($30) is a luxurious, do-it-yourself hair color developed by world-renowned celebrity hairstylist, Frederic Fekkai. Now you can achieve rich, radiant, professional-quality color while keeping your hair in optimum condition.
Available in 20 shades, each Salon Color comes with one application of Frederic Fekkai’s signature, three-product coloring regime and the essential tools to achieve a “just stepped out of the salon” look: * Pre-color Treatment provides targeted repair, guarding ends and dry sections against oversaturation. * Professional Color delivers a triple-conditioning complex of luxurious butters for moisture and radiance, as well as soothing extracts to help calm the scalp. * Post-Color Mask deeply conditions hair for an extra boost of shine and smoothness. * Brush, bowl, and gloves complete your professional setup.
Pop quiz, hot shot. How many times a week do I wash my hair per week?
If you’ve been paying attention, you know that more than one shampoo every seven days would have me looking like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (I picked him cuz he’s pretty). My hair’s just so dang fine and brittle.
On day one, my hair is looking okay. 24 hours post-shampoo, my hair is looking quite fab…if I do say so, myself. But on the seventh day, my tresses are looking tore up and terrible. At the end of the week, I have to coat my hair in creams, balms and shine serums just to comfortably walk down the street without eliciting ‘who let the crazy girl outta the asylum?’ stares. And even then, I need to pull my hair back into a ponytail to prevent nature from taking its disastrous course.
So I’m elated to report that I’ve found a product that gives me a 2nd day hair look on day seven! Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment Spray is enriched with Ojon and Swa oils, and infuses hair with a nourishing dose of omega 3, 6, and 9 essential fatty acids while adding shine. It can be used daily (and even layered throughout the day) without weighing hair down or causing buildup.
Basically, it’s Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment in a fine mist formula. You spray it on dry hair, and it’s like a wake-up call for dry, damaged and/or limp locks…reviving your style and imparting weightless sheen. For additional volume, just flip your head upside down and spray the root area. One thing to note: this product is not a hairspray; it doesn’t give hair any hold whatsoever. So if that’s what you were hoping for, too bad. It’s great for someone like me who doesn’t wash her hair every day, because it means you can spray day after day without leaving your hair crispy and crunchy.
Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment Spray is a QVC exclusive, so don’t bother trying to track down a can elsewhere.
Next up on my Ojon shopping list…
Restorative Leave-in Treatment: Replenish much-needed moisture to your hair with this leave-in restorative gel. Packaged in a pump bottle, it uses Ojon and Swa oils to add shine and hydration to hair. Dispense one to three pumps into your palm, and rub hands together. Apply evenly throughout damp hair. Finish with a blow dryer or let your hair air dry.
Restorative Pre-Cleansing Treatment: This product is billed as the Restorative Hair Treatment, in a super-concentrated, in-shower formula. Before shampooing, emulsify a quarter-sized amount between your palms and apply to dry or damp hair. Comb hair gently from roots to ends to distribute evenly, and leave in for up to five minutes before rinsing. The founder of Ojon says the Restorative Pre-Cleansing Treatment is so amazing that it eliminates the need for conditioner!
In the words of Black Eyed Peas’ front man, will.i.am: “Gotta get get.”
And the award for best-smelling shampoo and conditioner goes to 100% Pure.
Accepting on behalf of 100% Pure’s Honey Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner are the honey, coconut milk, vitamins, and other good-for-your-hair ingredients that are responsible for the products’ deeply moisturizing formulas. The 100% natural formulas are free of synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, chemical preservatives, sulfates, and other detergents that can strip or dehydrate hair. Instead, they’re jam-packed full of hydrating, strengthening ingredients and protective antioxidants.
The Honey Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner’s fragrance is sweetly tropical, with a hint of vanilla. Fans of the brand’s Organic Virgin Coconut Nourishing Body Cream will want to eat up these deliciously-scented new additions to the 100% Pure family of products.
The consistency of the shampoo is on the runny side; so be sure to shake it up before dispensing into your cupped palm. The conditioner, on the other hand, is thick and creamy; I liken it to the McDonald’s milkshakes that give you an aneurysm trying to suck them through a straw.
Both get the Spoiled Pretty seal of approval, for their ability to moisturize and soften tore up tresses.
100% Pure’s Honey Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner are available exclusively on QVC.com.
Congratulations to Molly Capel, Kathe Elwell and Jennifer Schroeder.
They will soon receive ĕ∙sen∙cia by Samy – the newest collection from Samy Salon Systems. This complete line of 100% vegan, natural and organic shampoos, conditioners and styling products is designed to indulge your tresses and senses.
Special thanks to Samy for sponsoring the giveaway!
Today, Kim Kardashian unveiled a new hair color via Twitter. Though Kim referred to her new shade as “blonde,” it’s obvious from the Twitpics that her hair is actually a caramel-y light brown.
I love me some Kim, but I can’t get behind this hair. Her dark mane was so glossy and lush. If genetics had blessed me with that hair, I’d never do a damn thing to it. I’d just shake what my momma gave me.
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