How to Nourish Color-Treated Hair

If your hair is color treated, you’re probably familiar with the many frustrations that accompany the fine art of maintaining that color for as long as possible. If you’re like the majority, it probably starts to fade far more quickly than you’d like. Maybe it just doesn’t look as fresh as you’d like it to be. In either case, there are ways to remedy the situation. We’ve got all of the products you need to revamp your locks and give your color-treated hair the attention it deserves.

Use the Right Shampoo

Shampoos formulated for color-treated hair are gentle enough to cleanse without stripping your locks of the hue. We love Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Shampoo ($10.99), an industry standard that many appreciate for its mild lather and shine-boosting properties. Remember, too, that not everyone needs to shampoo every single day. If you can stretch those days out, you can help prolong your color even more.

Use a Color Depositing Product

Some genius brands have added color-depositing shampoos and enriching conditioners to their lines. These are designed to keep your hair bright and lively longer than if you would have used basic shampoos and conditioners. John Masters Organics Color Enriching Conditioner ($20.99) is available in shades for black, brown, and blonde hair and they are all designed to refresh color while restoring shine to lackluster manes.

 

Use a Targeted Treatment

We don’t all have the same hair type, and in today’s versatile beauty world there’s a product for everyone. Bosley Defense Treatment for Color ($22.99) is one such example; it’s designed to give thinning hair a livelier appearance while protecting hair color. What better way to knock two problems out in one step? You’ll enjoy more voluminous hair with better-looking color.

 

Use a Curl Enhancer

Curly hair alone requires some extra TLC that normal strands don’t need. Curly Sexy Hair Color Safe Defining Conditioner ($9.99) is a smart choice if your hair is both wildly curly and color treated. It not only protects your color from fading early but also helps tame frizz and uncontrolled strands. The result is a sleeker finish that won’t weigh down your hair, so your curls will still look fresh and bouncy.

 

Use a Deep Treatment

There are treatments available for every possible type of hair situation, including fading color. At least once a week, massage CHI Ionic Color Protector Leave-In Treatment Masque ($13.99) into your hair and let it do its thing. Infused with a nourishing complex that soaks strands with moisture while locking in color, it will leave your hair smoother and softer without leaving behind any telltale buildup.

 

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How to Have the Best Hair During Steamy Weather

Baby, it’s hot outside. While we can’t help but have a full-fledged love affair with rising temperatures and sunny skies, we also can’t stop thinking about the little side effects that conveniently come with being a warm-weather aficionado. Unfortunately, the more time you spend outside, the more likely it is that your hair will soak up the humidity, resulting in a frizzy, fuzzy mess. How best to cope? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite products that are guaranteed to tame your hair throughout spring and summer.

Cleanse with…

Exposure to sunlight, chlorine, and salt water can do a number on your hair. A deeply hydrating cleanser, such as Joico Moisture Recovery Shampoo ($13.99), drenches hair with nourishing and smoothing ingredients to restore strength and moisture. It’s just as important to use a product that effectively removes product and mineral buildup, like Bio Ionic Agave Clarifying Shampoo ($25). Using it gives your hair a fresh start by cleansing your scalp and strands and preparing it for anything from styling treatments to salt water.

 

Condition with…

 Warm weather calls for a conditioner that blocks out humidity while protecting parched strands from further damage. Rusk Deep Shine Smooth Keratin Care Smoothing Conditioner ($11.99) leaves your hair soft, shiny, and more capable of standing up to even the harshest elements. That’s important if you plan to spend lots of time at the beach or the pool! Once or twice a week, treat your hair to Agadir Argan Oil Moisture Masque ($18.99). It’s a heavy-duty treatment enriched with a strengthening combination of argan oil, vitamin E, keratin protein, and antioxidants.

Control with…

Frizz is one of warm weather’s main hair woes. A product like John Masters Organics Dry Hair Nourishment & Defrizzer ($18.99) is ideal. It’s made with 100 percent organic plant and essential oils, including moisturizing jojoba, healing lavender, and shine-boosting rosemary, all of which work together to smooth out stubborn frizz. You can also use it to prevent split ends. If you’re headed out and need to maintain that sexy updo, spritz on some Big Sexy Hair Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Spray ($16.99) to lock in your style and prevent coarseness and frizz.

 

Protect with…

 One of the best things you can do for your locks when it’s hot outside is simply to protect it. TIGI Bed Head Beach Bound Protection Spray ($12.99) works wonders if you plan to get soaked in salt water. It’s made with sunflower seed oil and grapefruit extract to protect your hair from heat (both sun and styling), and even contains a UV protectant to combat those harsh and harmful rays. Use it throughout the season to enjoy stronger, more resilient hair. For everyday use, nothing tops John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray with Lavender ($15.99). It smells fabulous, soothes the scalp, adds volume, and lends your hair that enviable beach-babe look we all covet.

 

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day will be here soon enough! Because you love your mom, and your mom loves cool presents. We want to help you find the perfect gift to commemorate her! Whether your Mom is super stylish or is the woman who already has everything, we’ve got just the right Mother’s Day gift ideas to put a smile on her face!

 

Tantowel Endless Tan Classic Kit

If mom’s a fan of having this sun-kissed tan, but she’s also very skin-conscious, the Tantowel Endless Tan Classic Kit ($16.99) can be the perfect option! This combination of the TanTowel Classic self-tanning towelettes and the clear liquid Tanning Mist will add that extra sexy touch that every mom loves to have! Trust me, she’ll thank you this one!

Jane Iredale Starter Kit

If you’re a beauty guru and you really want to share with your mom your beauty obsession, start by giving her this Jane Iredale Starter Kit ($39.99) it has the essentials needed for everyday makeup and comes with a handy cosmetics travel case too. Also, it includes a beautiful cosmetic bag with a mirror!

Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Precious Cream

We all know “Don’t get me anything” and “I don’t need anything” really mean “It’s going to be extremely difficult for you to find something I’ll like.” But the Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Precious Cream ($52.99) is something she’ll love! This is a twenty-four hour moisturizing and age repair cream featuring a full bouquet of a dozen roses. The proprietary blend of six rose stem cells and six rose extracts helps repair, regenerate and rejuvenate skin.

Decleor Hydrating Starter kit

We love Decleor for its high ingredient standards, natural formulations, and the fact that the products totally deliver. This combo Decleor Hydrating Starter kit ($26.99) will pamper the woman who deserves it most—even if she claims that all she really wants is for you and your siblings to get along.

Clarisonic Mia FIT Sonic Cleansing System

There are the years where getting a card and a bouquet of flowers is the perfect Mother’s Day present. And then there are the years where you want to treat your mom to something extra special. Clarisonic Mia FIT Sonic cleansing device ($154.99) is compact, lightweight and waterproof for on-the-go sonic cleansing for smooth, more radiant skin. This product is ideal for removing impurities, sunscreen, and makeup.

Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask 

Treat your mom to the anti-aging mask beloved by beauty editors, dermatologists, and former supermodels alike. In fact, it’s the Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask ($54.99) This product helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a youthful-looking complexion. Plus, the 24K gold imparts an opulent, radiant glow and locks in moisture for the ultra-hydrated skin.

Youngblood Red Lips Kit

Every woman is a lipstick lover, and your mom it’s also on the list! Trust me, lipsticks are like shoes; we’ll never have enough! The Youngblood Red Lips Kit ($47.99) includes everything she needs to complete her makeup and make her simply fabulous!

 

 

Highlighter is here to stay!

Makeup trends seem to come and go faster than we can hit our favorite Makeup store. It seems like a new product comes out every day and it’s hard to keep up sometimes! One product that seems to be taking over everyone’s makeup routine is highlighter. It seems like every makeup artist and fashion magazine is always mentioning and swearing by this magical, glowing beautifier.

But what exactly is highlighter and why is it so important when it comes to looking your best? Basically, highlighter is face makeup that attracts light, creating the illusion of brightness and height. It can completely change your look in a subtle way that can’t exactly be placed but makes all the difference. For instance, the Glo Minerals Highlighter ($20.99) can add a hint of radiant light to your makeup. Apply this pink luminizer anywhere you want a subtle, natural glo that can instantly brighten your complexion. It is the perfect finishing touch!

There are three main areas you should apply highlighter: the cheekbones and temples, the eyes, and the Cupid’s bow. Applying highlighter in a diagonal line from just beneath the center of your eye socket up towards your hairline gives your cheekbones some extra definition. If you need to look awake when you’re working on three hours of sleep just a pinch of highlighter to the inner corner of your eyes can brighten up those dark circles. For these areas, Jane Iredale Eye Highlighter Pencil – White/Pink ($11.99) is literally perfection! This product instantly wakes up tired eyes and give eyes a lift with this white and pink pencil. Use the white side to line inside the eye ledge to make eyes appear bigger and brighter. Use the pink side to give a soft, radiant appearance. Use to highlight the brow bone or cheek bone. On the other hand, highlighter can also benefit your lipstick by giving it a really clean look with one swipe of the product.

Highlighter has become so popular that a new makeup trend called “strobing” is taking over the internet. Instead of using a darker color and a lighter color to chisel the face through contouring, all you do is use highlighter. Another great option that we suggest is the Jane Iredale In Touch Highlighter – Complete ($20.99) this creamy lightweight formula can be applied to the tops of cheekbones, brow bones, and nose bridge.  The result is more natural-looking, dewy skin that glimmers in all the right places.

Easy & Fast Eye Makeup Look For Everyday

Long gone are those days of spending hours getting ready in the morning. We’ve taken our favorite eye products and have made a few short videos showing you just how easy it is to get this perfect everyday eye look.

The items use in the video are: Jane Iredale Smooth Affair for Eyes ; Glo Minerals Jeweled Eye Pencil in Bejeweled Bronzed; Jane Iredale Purepressed Eyeshadow in Taupe; Glo Minerals Graphic Eyeliner in Black/Brown; and Jane Iredale Purelash Mascara in Black Onyx

Let us know what you think of this look and what other looks you would love to see?

How to make your foundation last longer and look better

Is there any specific order when it comes to applying makeup? Oh yes… Most of the time, we start only with the foundation, and we can get a little frustrated because it doesn’t look as fresh and perfect as we would like. There are some steps we should follow before and after the foundation and some hacks to make it last longer and look even better!

 

Always apply moisturizer before starting your makeup, as it makes the application even. Wait a few minutes after your application before priming. Two of our favorite moisturizers are SkinMedica Ultra Sheer Moisturizer 2 oz ($35.99) and Jane Iredale BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer ($28.99). Remember that by moisturizing your skin, it will allow your makeup to go on smoother and last longer.

 

Whether you wear a full face of makeup every day or you prefer to keep it simple with BB cream and tinted lip balm, makeup primer is a godsend when trying to combat shine or create a smooth base for foundation. The bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer ($20.99) is a great option because it prepares skin for flawless coverage. Plus, it conceals enlarged pores, uneven texture, and dryness while creating a silky, smooth canvas.

Many people often skip this step because they believe they don’t really need it, and are unsure of how to use it or don’t think it’s worth the investment. However, using a primer underneath your makeup will make everything last longer, whether that’s on your skin or in your cosmetics bag.

 

Sealing your pores is also essential! By taking care of this, you will be able to make your foundation even and it will give you that doll-face effect. In order to seal your pores, you should definitely go with Dr. Brandt Pores No More Anti-Aging Mattifying Lotion ($31.99) this product will take care of sealing pores and creating almost a blanket over them. This hack is extremely important if you like liquid foundations since they can make your pores more visible.

 

If you think it is time for foundation, not yet! Sunscreen protection is a must that your skin will highly appreciate! I know you’re probably thinking “My makeup already has SPF in it, so that should have you covered, right?” Wrong.

Applying SPF is a step we simply cannot miss to have our face fully covered. The John Masters Organics Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 ($30.99) is a natural sunscreen that will replenish the skin of vitamins and minerals. It is important that you follow this step carefully before foundation, but allow the product to set and really penetrate the skin.

 

With these hacks, you’ll have that perfect canvas to create the makeup look you want!

Everything You Need to Perfect Your Eyebrows

You and your eyebrows have been through a lot together. There’s that now infamous junior high photograph of your unibrow. The overplucked arches you rocked in high school. Maybe the adventurous attempt to grow them out 80s-style in college. Whatever your brow history was and your current brow game is, you’ll find everything you need to perfect your eyebrows today at TheBeautyPlace.com.

Every woman needs a great pair of tweezers. The industry gold standard is the Tweezerman Slant Tweezer ($18.99). Made with a stainless steel tip, it’s designed to precisely grip individual hairs without irritating skin. Be sure to squeeze firmly as you bear down on the hair, and then pull swiftly. You’ll be amazed at the clean finish that’s left behind.

 

What if you make a mistake and over-pluck some brows? Hey, it happens to the best of us—you’d be hard-pressed to find a woman who hasn’t accidentally gone a little overboard during a brow grooming session. To the rescue comes the Youngblood Brow Artiste Kit ($28.99). Available in four color sets, the kit includes two pressed brow powders, a tinted wax, a double-sided brow brush, and a pair of tweezers. Use the powder to fill in those bare spots. The wax is exceptional for taming unruly hair and adding just a hint of tint at the same time.

If your main concern is just unruly brows, keep in mind that it’s better to have more hair than less. You run the risk of waiting a long while for those brows to grow back. Try a brow gel, such as this clear formula from Glo Minerals ($12.99), to sculpt brows into place and achieve a sleeker appearance. Enriched with nourishing vitamins and green tea extract, it also pampers the delicate skin in the brow area for a double dose of benefits.

 

Another way to tame especially uncontrollable brows is with a pair of scissors. The Tweezerman Brow Shaping Scissors and Brush Set ($16.59) is designed for this very reason. Instead of tweezers, you’ll use the scissors to deftly trim long brow hairs and precisely shape your brows to perfection. Use the included brush to test your work as you trim. Simply smooth your brows into shape after every snip until you’re satisfied with their shape. The key is to take it slow—if you rush, you run the risk of overcutting.

 

It’s not unusual to develop irritated skin after tweezing the area. Use a gentle treatment, like Anthony Logistics Cool Fix Rollerball Lip and Brow Formula ($14.29), to immediately soothe and nourish aggravated skin. Since it’s free of fragrances and parabens, it’s safe to use on even the most sensitive skin types, and can even be used after waxing to speed the healing process.

Images courtesy Vogue.com

Get the Look: Emma Stone at the Oscars

Emma Stone was one of the biggest winners on the Oscar’s night. Not only because of her very well deserved award, but also because of her perfect appearance on the red carpet. Emma’s makeup was very 1930 inspired, and believe it or not, is a very easy look to copy at home! We’ll show you the step-by-step process:

HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Actor Emma Stone attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Start by preparing and moisturizing your face with the Karin Herzog Rose Face Cream 1.7 oz ($69.99) this cream gently removes impurities, curbs excess oil, and eliminates bacteria with a blend of refreshing botanicals.  It will also help you to achieve that lit-from-within glow

Next, apply bareMinerals MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($23.99) to get a flawless complexion. Applying a matte foundation will also help to reduce the appearance of pores and has a natural matte finish. Now, here’s where all that 1930s and/or pre-Raphaelite glamor comes into play: use the Youngblood Lunar Dust – Dusk ($21.99) to create a luminous lunar face glow.  Don’t forget to create a subtle contour and add a lot of pink blush with Tigi Cosmetics Glow Blush ($15.99) to enhance that natural glow.

Stone’s glittery golden bronze eye makeup can be achieved by first applying the Tigi Cosmetics Perfect Eyeshadow Base ($11.99) to increase wearability and it will also work as a highlighter to enhance brow bone. Now, with the Jane Iredale Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow ($11.99) in color Brown and champagne create a shimmery look on your lids. Remember, this make up is all about shining! Finish the eye by making a fine eyeliner with the Glo Minerals Precise Micro Eyeliner ($8.99) in black to give a subtle dramatic touch to your makeup.

For the lips, you want to give an outstanding touch to your face by choosing a bold color. For this, you can wear the Jane Iredale Lip Fixation ($24.99) in the tone “Desire” this product gives rich color that is long-lasting. Plus, it contains avocado oil in the lip gloss end helps soothe lips.

Absolutely gorgeous, right? and very easy to copy. Now you’re all set to look as bright as Emma Stone!

 

 

 

Skincare 101: Everything You Need to Know

 Choosing the right skincare products can be a tricky thing. Once you’ve settled on a regimen, you have to make sure you’re using your products in the right order, applying them at the right time of day, and treating your concerns effectively. It can be mind boggling simply navigating the skincare aisle at the drugstore! That’s why we’ve broken down the fine art of caring for your skin. Here’s everything you need to know.

 

Q: In what order should I use my skincare products?

It’s no good having a great collection of products if you aren’t applying them in the proper order. The first step is to remove all traces of dirt and debris with an effective cleanser formulated for your skin type. The goal is simply to start with a clean canvas. Make a commitment to exfoliate dry skin two to three times a week with a gentle scrub. Focus on those areas where clogged pores are most prominent, like your cheeks and nose.

Follow with a serum that’s packed with ingredients that target your skin’s unique needs. Formulas enriched with retinol’s and hyaluronic acids are designed to target aging, while nourishing oils lock in moisture for dry skin. Remember to pat your serum on—don’t rub. Next, pat eye cream on gently, taking care not to rub or tug the delicate skin in this area. Work your way from the outer corners of your eyes and down along the orbital bone. Then apply moisturizer. Your final step is sunscreen, which is essential if you’re headed outdoors.

 

Q: Can I use a face oil if I have oily skin? 

It may sound counterintuitive, but face oils are remarkably effective even on oily skin. They key is not to go overboard in your usage, and to stick with nourishing ingredients that help balance your skin. We like Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil 100% Purified Squalene ($23.99) for its gentle, non-comedogenic formula. If you find that most oils feel too heavy, look for a product specifically formulated as lightweight. You might also want to add just a drop to your nighttime moisturizer instead of slicking it onto your skin full throttle. Nighttime is definitely an important qualifier, too: your skin is less oily at night, so it’s best to apply your face oil right before you hit the sack.

 

Q: What’s the difference between a hydrator and a moisturizer?

Thought the terms are often used interchangeably, hydration and moisturization are two different concepts. Hydrators are designed to increase your skin’s water content, while moisturizers lock in moisture to prevent that water content from being lost. This is why it’s advisable to apply moisturizer to slightly damp skin—it’s the water that keeps skin hydrated, while the moisturizer seals that hydration and keeps skin soft and supple. For extra dry skin, we love Skinmedia HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator ($329.89) to really ramp up your skin’s ability to combat fine lines while maintaining a smoother, healthier complexion.

 

Q: How long should I wait before applying sunscreen?

 

You’ve slathered sunscreen all over your face and body about 20 minutes before heading outside. You’re good to go—for now, at least. Pay attention to your sunscreen’s SPF rating. That number indicates how much time you can safely spend in the sun before your skin starts to show signs of damage (like pinkness or redness). As a general rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to reapply sunscreen after two hours. If you’re using a water-resistant formula, note that their efficacy times may differ. So if you’re swimming or surfing, be sure to reapply as often as the packaging instructs. One of our favorite head-to-toe formulas is Avene Mineral Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ for Face and Body ($24.99).

Get the Look for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of the most wonderful days of the year for beauty junkies. Whether or not you’re part of a duo, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with the fabulous selection of pretty pinks and reds at TheBeautyPlace.com. Shop for date night, for a special friend (Valentine’s Day can easily be GALentine’s Day for your BFFs!), or for your very special self, and enjoy these picks that are destined to make this Valentine’s Day the best yet.

Give the gift of perfect skin! The Clarisonic Mia 1 in Electric Pink ($97.79) is designed to reduce impurities that may contribute to troubled skin. With regular use, it diminishes the appearance of pores, helps eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, and smoothes the complexion to leave behind a more radiant finish. If you’re a little lazy about your skincare routine or know someone who is, this is the ultimate kick needed to get into the habit—and see real results quickly.

You’ve always been told not to brush wet hair, but things have changed with the advent of the Wet Brush Detangle in Punchy Pink ($7.99). Not only is it sure to be the cutest thing on your vanity, it’s also guaranteed to be one of the most useful. Use it to detangle wet or dry strands by simply running it through from your roots down. It’s designed specifically not to damage, and it won’t tug or break your strands. Instead, it makes hair even more manageable and easier to style. So you can rock that glam Valentine’s Day ‘do you’ve been envisioning.

When better than date night to sport flushed cheekbones? Achieve the look with Tigi Cosmetics Glow Blush in Brilliance ($15.99), a warm pink with a golden finish. The result is natural, colorful, and effortlessly pretty—it’s not unlike the glow you might experience after jogging around the neighborhood. In a pinch, you can even use this color on your eyelids to brighten up your entire look. The formula is light, but you can build it up easily for a more intense finish.

Wanted: A creamy lipstick with a stay-put formula that you can slick on and go. Found: Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipstick ($19.99), which ticks all of the boxes and goes well beyond expectation to deliver gorgeous results. It’s available in dozens of colors, but if you’re feeling especially festive you might want to try Margi, a brazen, no-fuss red that will probably turn a few heads. If you love the Valentine’s Day color spectrum but want to play it a bit safer, try Lucy, a soft, juicy pink that flatters nearly every skin tone.

The warm, alluring scent of vanilla adds the perfect finishing touch to your Valentine’s Day routine. At this time of year, a thick, nourishing moisturizer is practically law, and we think the Bliss Vanilla + Bergamot Body Butter ($21.69) is an essential that really stands up to the challenge. It delivers lasting hydration and is loaded with free radical-busting vitamins. It also exudes a light, pleasant scent that combines a hint of vanilla with sweet almond. It lingers but isn’t overpowering, and your skin will feel amazing.

 

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