Good Hair Days: Latest launches From Colorproof and Macadamia Professional

It’s almost time for the changing of the season. We don’t know about you but we tend to change or rotate our hair and beauty products with the coming of the changing seasons. We take into account the change in weather, temperature, etc and how it affects our hair. So, of course, we’re doing our research on new hair products to protects our tresses while the season transitions from one weather pattern to the next. We are loving several of the hair care products from Colorproof and Macadamia Professional and we’re sure they will help us achieve some good hair days. Check out the following must haves like the ColorProof Pure Release Instant Detangle, ColorProof PowderFix Texturizing Powder Spray, ColorProof RadicallySmooth Anti-Frizz Serum, Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Leave-In Protein Treatment, and Macadamia Professional Thermal Protectant Spray.

Colorproof and Macadamia Professional hair care products

Whether you need help with detangling, moisturizing and hydrating your hair, or even just having to deal with the daily taming of your hair, the hair care products from Colorproof and Macadamia Professional have got you covered.

COLORPROOF COLORCARE

ColorProof Pure Release Instant Detangle, $27.00

Instantly detangle, repair, nourish and reduce breakage like never before possible. This high performance, 100% vegan, leave-in spray keeps hair manageable and tangle-free while breakthrough technology extends the life of your color and protects hair from heat damage. It’s like wearing a sunhat for your hair! Releases tangles to prevent breakage Fortifies, repairs and restores softness and lubricity Significantly reduces drying time Minimizes static Advanced ColorLast System provides unsurpassed color and heat protection.

ColorProof PowderFix Texturizing Powder Spray, $25.00; www.colorproof.com

Designed exclusively for color-treated hair with a proprietary blend of revolutionary volumizing polymers and Pro-Vitamin B5 Panthenol to deliver optimum fullness and weightless body for unlimited styling potential. This superfine, silky powder is easily absorbed into the hair and scalp to provide all-day texture, volume and lift with maximum color and heat protection.

ColorProof RadicallySmooth Anti-Frizz Serum, $28.00

This next generation serum instantly smooths for long-lasting, frizz-free style with full spectrum UVA/UVB color and heat protection. Feather-light, heat-activated formula effortlessly tames and defies while reducing drying time. Features our proprietary smoothing blend of Camellia and Abyssinian Oils along with soy lipids and seaweed to seal hairs’ cuticle and provide intense surface smoothing with long-lasting shine.

Make sure to keep an eye out for ColorProof’s just launched FreshStart Soft Dry Shampoo, $25.00. This quick, no-wash solution instantly extends your stylewith its ultra-sheer formula that absorbs oil, sweat, residue and odor.

MACADAMIA PROFESSIONAL

Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Leave-In Protein Treatment, $22.00

Did you know if you are stressed out, your hair is most likely stressed out too. Replenish stressed-out, depleted hair strands with the essential vitamins and minerals found in this leave-in treatment. It protects hair against future breakage, delivers reinforcement to strengthen, replenish and protect your hair, leaving your hair soft and conditioned, never brittle or over-proteinized.

Macadamia Professional Thermal Protectant Spray, $19.95

This feather-light spray that guards your hair against the damaging effects of heat styling tools up to 450F. Not only does it smooths your hair by eradicating frizz and resists the effects of humidity, it also leaves your hair incredibly shiny.

What are your thoughts on the products from Colorproof and Macadamia Professional? Have you tried out their products? What are your favorite Colorproof and Macadamia Professional products? Let us know your thoughts.

Dial Coconut Milk Bath Products

Dial Coconut Milk Bath Products: Coconut Milk Does the Body Good

It is said that Queen Cleopatra regularly bathed in milk and that many people have been bathing in milk for centuries because of the benefits to the skin. Bathing in coconut milk gently cleanse your skin, soothes irritated skin, nourishes your skin, and heal your skin thanks to its healthy beneficial fats, minerals, and nutrients. As we all head out to make sure we enjoy the last few days of the sun, we must remember to refresh your sun-stricken skin. What better way to do so than with the skin-loving Dial Coconut Milk Bath Products – Dial Coconut Milk Body Wash and Dial Coconut Milk Complete 2-In-1 Beauty Bar.

Dial Coconut Milk Bath Products

Dial Coconut Milk Body Wash – Get ready for lasting hydration. This moisturizing body wash, with an innovative 12-hour moisture release for a clean rinse and rich lather, is your first step to supple skin. Boasting an advanced moisture-attracting formula for lasting, lightweight hydration, this is the first body wash with an innovative 12-hour moisture release to keep your skin feeling healthy and soft all day. It fresh creamy coconut milk formula and scent is like a vacation from your skin.

Dial Coconut Milk Complete 2-In-1 Beauty Bar – Healthy and glowing skin are right in your hands, thanks to this antibacterial and ultra-moisturizing formula. Let your skin feel the difference with Dial’s new moisturizing and antibacterial beauty bar. If you’re looking for softer, smoother, more radiant looking skin, Dial’s unique nourishing beauty bar leaves your skin feeling touchably soft and beautiful. This bar helps you look and feel good because you know you’re clean and your skin doesn’t feel dried out. It boasts 2x the moisturizing ingredients and kills 99.99% of bacteria on your face, body, and hands (even after repeated handwashing). The Coconut Milk Complete 2-in-1 Beauty Bar also comes in additional luxurious scents of Silk & Magnolia and Manuka Honey. Check out our previous coverage of Dial’s innovative bath products.

Both Dial Coconut Milk bath products are available for $4.49 each at grocery, drug and mass retailers nationwide.

Viktor&Rolf Magic Collection Now at Sephora

Spellbound: Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection Now at Sephora

Sephora is now literally the magic room. The beauty haven has added the bewitching fragrances from dynamic duo Viktor&Rolf to their fragrance catalog. The Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection of six enchanting potions that are sure to cast a spell over all who experiences them. And they’re all finally available at Sephora.

Viktor&Rolf Magic Collection Now at Sephora
Making Sephora even more magical, the alluring Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection just hit the store’s shelves. The collection boasts six fragrances (illusions or potions, if you will). These luxurious scents are dedicated to making the impossible, possible. Each fragrance is a masterful composite, blending raw and natural materials with innovative accords to create truly unique. It even boasts never before used combinations. The six Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection include Lavender Illusion, Dancing Roses, Dirty Trick, Liquid Diamonds, Sage Spell, and Sparkling Secret. Get to know them below:

Magic Lavender Illusion

Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection - Lavender Illusion

Lavender Illusion opens with a bright surprise: a refreshing blend of the citrus caviar, reminiscent of cool ocean air, green notes of galbanum essence, and ripe notes of the blackcurrant. At its heart is aunique harmony of lavender and lavandin that is at once fresh, floral, and aromatic. These notes soften to a woody and sensual olfactory signature comprised of patchouli essence, musk accords, and pine essence.

Magic Dancing Roses

Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection - Dancing Roses

Dancing roses is an intoxicatingly addictive floral fragrance with its irresistible blend of rose essence and cherry liquor. The ravishing queen of perfumery, the rose, blends with bergamot, pink peppercorn, and lychee, deviating with its classical path to become addictive thanks to plump and juicy cherries dipped in an infusion of white cognac. Saffron, tonka bean, musks, and ambery notes complete the potion to plunge into a captivating dream.

Magic Dirty Trick

Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection - Dirty Trick

The most sensual of the Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection (and our favorite potion) is Dirty Trick, which arrests the senses with a mischievous combination of iris and ink. Sparkling bergamot and clary sage are interrupted by spicy and sweet incense to compose the top notes, while powdery iris and violet leaves blend harmoniously with ink to create a metallic and smoky heart. A base of suede, cedar wood, and benzoin reveals the overall sensuality of this fragrance, leaving behind an enchanting trail.

Magic Liquid Diamonds

Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection - Liquid Diamonds

The “Fresh” Liquid Diamonds is an opulent balance of a delicate floral bouquet and velvety white musks: the top-note trio includes fresh petitgrain bigarade, green galbanum, and spicy pink pepper essences. They introduce a clean sensation while an intense floral heart comprised of Bulgarian rose and ylang-ylang flower tinted with jasmine provides comfort. A musk and ambrette accord at its base brings warmth and intimacy to the mix.

Magic Sage Spell

Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection - Sage Spell

Bright citrus notes of pink grapefruit spiced by peppermint and pink pepper introduce a radiant, effervescent top to this “Earthy & Woody” fragrance. The coupling of modern absinthe and sage accented with vibrant star anise achieves a core signature that is at once hot and cold. Patchouli adds a layer of mystery to this potion with its herbaceous, woody and suave nuances, contrasted by the warmth of labdanum and enhanced by subtle notes of green tea leaf.

Magic Sparkling Secret

Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection - Sparkling Secret

Lovers of fresh citrus and fruits scents will immediately fall under the spell of this potion. This floral and voluptuous cocktail leads with ginger, sweet lime, and grapefruit. The sparkling brightness of the top is brewed with white flowers and neroli, then enveloped in a creamy cloud of vanilla bourbon and tonka bean. The combination allows the expression of freshness to be reinvented.

Like all powerful potions, the Viktor&Rolf Magic Fragrance Collection is housed in irregular glass bottles laced with tiny, thin bubbles. This provides a transparent view of the subtly hued, pastel liquids swirling around inside. All six fragrances are now available on www.sephora.com and select Sephora retailers for $190.00 per 2.5 oz/ 75 mL bottle.

Beauty Technology: FOREO UFO LED Thermo Activated Smart Mask

What’s New in Beauty Tech: Foreo UFO: The Sophisticated Smart Mask

We have been on a face mask roll lately and our skin is loving it. This time around, we’re getting a lot more technological as we try out the Foreo UFO, the sophisticated smart mask. This smart, blue tooth-enabled facial mask combines groundbreaking hyper-infusion technology with innovative K-beauty formulas for a complete facial treatment in 90 seconds. You may already be familiar with and enjoyed some of Foreo’s innovative beauty tech devices, the Foreo UFO will also win your beauty-loving heart.

Beauty Technology: FOREO UFO LED Thermo Activated Smart Mask

UFO integrates thermo-therapy and cryo-therapy to push the mask’s essence into the skin’s surface and lock in moisture while reducing the appearance of pores. T-sonic pulsations gently massage mask essence into the skin, while full-spectrum LED light therapy completely rejuvenates skin—unveiling a refined, radiant complexion.

Beauty Technology: FOREO UFO LED Thermo Activated Smart Mask

It was lust at first sight and love at first use of the Foreo UFO Smart Mask at Pepcom. We relished indulging in this groundbreaking beauty tech device and transcendent smart mask treatment. As previously hinted above, the Foreo UFO combines advanced dermal technologies with exclusive Korean mask formulas for a decadent facial treatment in seconds. 90 seconds is all you need to enjoy the full benefits of this smart mask device. You’ll love everything about this innovative beauty device that will help to transform your skin’s complexion and give you a spa-worthy facial. We certainly do!

Beauty Technology: FOREO UFO LED Thermo Activated Smart Mask

The Foreo UFO offers a range of UFO-Activated, single-use masks and expert routines, optimized for specific skin care benefits. The individually wrapped mini sheet masks include Make My Day, Call It a Night, Matte Maniac, Glow Addict, H2Overdose, Shimmer Freak Eye Mask, and Youth Junkie. They are available in a box of seven per box for $9.99. We started off with the Make My Day mask, a lux red algae and hyaluronic acid face mask that left our skin looking and feeling hydrated, as well as protected. We are looking forward to trying the others, especially the Matte Maniac soon.

In 90 seconds, this wonder device will prep, moisturize, and protect your skin. Using the coordinating Foreo App, you begin with a Thermo-Therapy and revitalizing red LED light that smooths and preps your skin to absorb the mask’s full benefits. After 30 seconds, the UFO’s T-Sonic pulsations are added to the heat to help with absorption of the hydrating serum. During the last 30 seconds, the heat gradually decreases and the anti-pollution formula is locked into the skin while the LED gives your skin an instant boost of radiance for an all-day glow. With the UFO, you’ll enjoy three targeted photo facials in one at-home device.

Beauty Technology: FOREO UFO LED Thermo Activated Smart Mask

Exclusively developed for the flagship UFO model, Cryo-Therapy mode is an effortless way to diminish the appearance of pores and reduce puffiness. No need to stash skincare in the freezer – with the simple touch of a button, UFO instantly cools to refresh and invigorate skin.

The 100 percent waterproof UFO Smart Mask is easy to clean between uses and the included stand (not pictured) keeps your UFO where it belongs when not in use – on display.  It is USB-rechargeable, lightweight, portable, and is available in three colors – Fuschia, Mint, and Pearl Pink. Plus every UFO comes with a 10-Year Quality Guarantee and 2-Year Limited Warranty. Get your favorite color for $279.00 on www.foreo.com, Sephora retail locations, and www.sephora.com.

Beauty Photography: Peel-Off Facial Masks

Out of This World Glow: I Dew Care Sugar Kitten and Space Kitten Peel-Off Masks

Hey beauty lovers, we have a question for you. What is your favorite beauty product? We don’t mean brand, we mean actual products. Is it something in the makeup, skincare, or haircare category. For us, it’s facial masks of all kinds. We love how clean, refreshed, and youthful our skin looks and feels after we treat ourselves to a mask. We love the way they purge the unwanted things that can leave your skin dull and unhealthy. Who can say no to glowing skin? We were recently introduced to the I Dew Care Sugar Kitten and Space Kitten Peel-Off Masks, and boy are we having fun with them.

Beauty Photography: I Dew Care Peel-Off Facial Masks

We’re enjoying them for more than just the benefits to our skin, just look how fun they are! With adorable names like Sugar Kitten and Space Kitten, and their out of this world looks, we see why everyone loves the K Beauty brand, I Dew Care.

I Dew Care Sugar Kitten Peel-Off Mask

Beauty Photography: I Dew Care Holographic Hydrating Peel-Off Mask

This hydrating, holographic peel-off mask that uses real ruby and pearl powder plus rose water and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and revitalize dry skin for a dewy, post-facial glow. Ruby and Pearl Powder gently exfoliates and visibly brightens your skin, rose water boosts your skin’s elasticity and calms irritated skin, while Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and visibly plumps your skin. The mask starts out a shimmering iridescent pale emerald color (as you can see above) then transforms into a soft holographic pink upon application. Check out this insta video to see our application of the I Dew Care Sugar Kitten Peel-Off Mask. Once you peel it off (it magically peels off a mint color) ,you’re left with skin that’s smooth and hydrated.

I Dew Care Space Kitten Peel-Off Mask

Beauty Photography: I Dew Care T-Zone Clearing Black Facial Mask

If you’re like us, then you’re using a continuous amount of blotting sheets for your T-Zone. If you’re looking to cut down on the usage, get yourself the I Dew Care Space Kitten Peel-Off Mask. This exfoliating, galactic black peel-off mask uses charcoal, topaz, diamond powder, volcanic ash and witch hazel to gently exfoliate skin, absorb impurities, and control sebum to reveals a brighter complexion. This T-Zone clearing peel-off facial mask shimmers with royal blue glitter for a fun, out-of-this-world look. Your T-Zone won’t know what hit it.

The 85ml/2.87 fl. oz. jars of I Dew Care Sugar Kitten and Space Kitten Peel-Off Masks retail for $23.00 each and are available at www.ulta.com, Ulta Stores, www.urbanoutfitters.com, and select Urban Outfitters stores.

Beauty Photography: Hard Candy Nude Lipsticks

Pucker Up this National Lipstick Day with NEW Hard Candy Lip Colors

Pucker Up Ladies because July 29th is National Lipstick Day. This day is exclusively to celebrate your favorite lippies and of course, put your best pout forward. Beauty lovers all over the globe will be sharing their favorite lip colors and you should too. We are certainly joining in on the fun, starting with some of our favorite nude lipstick hues. And ladies, when we say nude, we mean nude for all. Hard Candy has launched two great new lipsticks and lip glosses that are perfect to get your pout ready for National Lipstick Day. Read on to get all the details on the new shades of Hard Candy’s NEW Plumping Serum and Hard Candy’s NEW Cashmere Silk creme lip colors. You will love these NEW Hard Candy lip colors.

Beauty Photography: Hard Candy Nude Lipsticks

These Hard Candy lip colors are wonderful. Definitely worthy of the ancient Mesopotamian women who may have invented lipsticks by using crushed jewels to decorate their lips. Let’s get to know them, shall we!

Hard Candy’s NEW Plumping Serum, $6.00

beauty Photography: Hard Candy Lip Plumping Lip Gloss

This outrageously shiny, volumizing, hydrating lip gloss is formulated with Hard Candy’s exclusive Plumping Serum System. It is formulated to deliver hyaluronic acid to plump skin and quickly minimize the appearance of fine lines while fruit extracts add hydrating volume. Available in a range of 24 sheer and full-color shades, from clear to nudes and reds to pinks.  The new shades are Sugar Sugar, Barely There, Pink Teddy, Baby Doll, First Kiss, Birthday Suit, Second Base, Love Child, Skin Deep, Dirty Mind, Sun Kissed, and Max Pout. These lip gloss shades can be worn alone or on top of your favorite Hard Candy lipsticks for even more intense color.

Hard Candy’s NEW Cashmere Silk, $6.00

Beauty Photography: Hard Candy Demi-Matte Creme Lip Colors

Dare to bare with Hard Candy Cashmere Silk. This creme lip color comes in a demi-matte finish and delivers a gorgeous sheer, natural look. This silky smooth formula glides on evenly while hydrating lips for hours of comfortable wear. Hard Candy Cashmere Silk is available in seven créme neutral colors that are flattering for all skin tones and ranges from nudes to perfect pink. Coat your lips in Buttercream, Sorbet, Creme Brulee, Biscotti, Tartufo, Gelato, and Macaron. Its lustrous, smooth texture and teddy-soft applicator will have you saying goodbye to your lip balm!

The Hard Candy Cashmere Silk Demi Matte Lip Color and Plumping Serum are available at Walmart and www.walmart.com.

creamy lipsticks

Impromptu The Lola Collection: Life & Lipstick Unscripted

To be beautiful inside an out means to give selflessly of yourself while celebrating your outward beauty. It’s not a difficult thing to do as we will show with the great lipsticks from Impromptu The Lola Collection. This stunning collection of lipsticks, which we were introduced to at Consumer Product Events, celebrates beauty, inside and out. Impromptu’s premiere line of moisturizing lip colors, The Lola Collection, utilizes a thoughtfully developed list of ingredients while also keeping in mind those with rare allergies.

Impromptu The Lola Collection was inspired by Founder Leyna Topete’s mother, Lola, who developed an allergic reaction to her favorite cosmetic product: lipstick. Most of us never think about not being able to wear lipstick, if we don’t, it’s usually by choice. When it comes to lipsticks, the most difficult decision for most women is what color to wear. But for Lola, the thought of not being able to wear lipstick again was devastating. What else could a loving daughter do than help her mother enjoy her favorite beauty product than create her own!

The creamy lipstick collection includes richly intense hues from a coffee and cream Café Con Leche, a warm fuchsia Ribbon in the Sky, to a decadent wine-stained I Got You Babe, a sassy violet-tinted The Bronx, and the purest red of reds: Ooh-Rah, a color that celebrates the strength, honor, and pride of today’s female U.S. Marines.

The Lola Collection is born out of love, dedicated to women like Lola, and all women who find inspiration in Impromptu and the “life unscripted” lifestyle. Impromptu also supports our women in uniform by visiting military bases and giving them a splash of color with free Impromptu lipstick. Every purchase you make on the Impromptu.Life website allows them to give back to women in the military in the form of events, beauty makeovers, and gifts of product.

You can purchase the lipsticks from The Lola Collection individually for $22.00 each, or buy the entire collection, the set of all five colors for $100.00.

coconut skincare products

The Beauty of Papaya: Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Collection

As history shows us time and time again, nature holds an abundance of natural ingredients that serve to protect us from the inside out. Just look at the Papaya fruit, this delicious tree fruit gives you glowing skin, helps the digestive process, has anti-cancer properties, and does so much more internally. Externally, Papaya brightens your skin complexion and fades dark spots, helps remove dead skin cells and keeps the skin soft and supple, boasts skin-cleansing properties that help get rid of clogged pores, and hydrates your skin. These are the reasons why we’re celebrating National Papaya Month with the wonderful products from the Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Collection!

As we are just days into the “official” summer season, your skin will love that natural glow from the benefits of the Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Collection. With this skin-loving collection of bath and body products, you get the benefits of two of the most moisturizing ingredients – coconut, and papaya. The products are made for all skin types and smell wonderfully tropical. It’s like indulging in the Islands. We indulged our skin in the following products:

  •  Hand Cream ($9.99) – A luxurious nutrient-rich moisture treatment infuses skin with hydrating Coconut Oil. Papaya Extract, rich in papain, renews dull dry skin revealing brighter, younger-looking hands.
  • Bath Bombs ($14.99) – Immerse yourself in a luxurious bath experience with these naturally effervescent bath bombs bursting with vanilla beads. Relax as the lush, tropical scent of Coconut and Papaya envelops your senses while the transformed water cleanses and softens, leaving your skin delicately fragranced.
  • Hand Soap ($6.49) – Nourishing Coconut Oil and organic Shea Butter enrich this tropically scented liquid hand soap. Natural papain enzymes gently exfoliate for hands that feel cleansed, softened and renewed.

Other must-try products from the Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Collection include:

  • Body Wash ($10.79)
  • Body Lotion ($10.79)
  • Bar Soap ($4.99)
  • 24-Hour Deodorant ($8.99)
  • Hand & Body Scrub ($12.99)
  • Infused Shea Butter ($12.99)

As with all Nubian Heritage products, the Coconut & Papaya products are cruelty-free. They do not contain parabens, sulfates, phthalates, paraffin, mineral oil, petroleum, DEA, synthetic fragrance or artificial coloring. The Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Collection is available at Vitamin Shoppe stores and online at www.VitaminShoppe.com.