I love everything about URBANDILLO! The story behind this brand (and the blanket) is amazing. Designer Veronica James is an inspiration. The bags are fabulous. The smiley blankets are a godsend. This is one of the coolest apparel and accessories brands ever!
Archive for January, 2011
Bambola Beauty Wins Beauty Award!
Shecky’s Names Volcanic Mineral Scrub Best Exfoliant 2010!
Bambola Beauty’s full line consists of 20 luxurious products.
Bambola Beauty is sold on several online retailers and select spas. They offer full and travel size products ranging from $12 to $65. Each order comes with a free deluxe sample in reusable packaging and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Save the Earth Foundation.
If you are beauty professional, make sure you are a part of the West Coast’s largest beauty event, the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) – Jan 29 – 31, 2011. It’s A Glam Thing will be there checking out the hottest trends, products, and people in the beauty industry. Over 40,000 beauty pros attend ISSE Long Beach and it is always an amazing show. ISSE Long Beach is only open to licensed professionals.
For info & tickets visit: www.probeauty.org./isselb
Love to self tan? “A good moisturizer helps keep the skin from drying out. Natural ingredients and a silky feel improve the look and feel of your tan,” says Julie Nostrand, founder of South Seas Skin Care. I like South Seas Moorea Moisturizer Shea Butter Lotion. The formula has got a great combo of shea butter and essential oils. It isn’t greasy. It’s a citrus blend with a fresh clean scent. Check out their entire line of products, and … I hear that the Tahitian Tan Extender works great! www.southseasskincare.com
My niece has the most beautiful long flowing hair. Yesterday, it looked so pretty. She had Bling Jewels placed strategically throughout her fabulous mane. She has already gotten the perfect dress (OK..I had something to do with that..wink! wink!) for Valentine’s Day dinner with her boyfriend and she plans on placing a some Bling Jewels in her hair then too. Yesterday she practiced with them and they look fab! www.blingstrands.com
The inspiration celebrity hairstylist David Babaii used in creating this years’ Golden Globes red carpet looks for bothdrew from vintage hairstyles from the 60′s and 70′s. His predictions for this years’ award season is the use of natural textures and waves, creating healthy and shiny hair while simplifying how to get the look by using only 1 product and the finest styling tools.
Celebrity hairstylist David Babaii created Nicole’s look with a 70′s feel. To achieve this look, he applied a small amount Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment (David is the first to use this “new” product: available March 2011) to her damp hair. David created a full side part and sectioned the hair for control. His favorite method is to divide the head into 4 sections (top, sides, back leaving the nape area your starting point). With the finest Italian made blow dryer by IT&LY HAIRFASHION and a medium round brush, David wanted to demonstrate that you can achieve straight hair while infusing volume by using only a blow dryer. After drying each section straight, he applied an additional amount of Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment to the lower portion of her hair. He divided the strands into 6 large sections and wrapping each one around a round brush. Each section was given a blast of hot air to create the curl followed by a shot of cool air to set the curl in place. Gently he released the curl creating soft defined waves.
The 60′s took the lead on Sandra Bullock’s look with creating a full bang and textured ends. Celebrity hairstylist David Babaii applied a small amount Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment to her damp hair. After blow drying her hair straight with a paddle brush, David sectioned the hair separating the bang area first then clipping the sides and back. Starting at the nape he re-applied an additional amount of Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment to each section creating the maximum amount of shine while flat ironing the hair completely straight with IT&LY HAIRFASHION’S Digital Flat Iron. Using a digital control allows the proper temperature to achieve the best results. For the bang area, he flat ironed them by turning the iron slightly under creating a soft cupping affect. To finish he applied some of the oil to his hands warming slightly and running his hands over the top to smooth fly-a-ways and define the piecey texture to the ends.
About Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment:
Derived from the Pequi fruit, known for centuries as the beauty secret of the Amazon Rainforest comes Pequi Oil Treatment. It is rich in moisture-restoring anti-oxidants; Vitamin A, E, proteins and lipids, reviving even the driest, color treated, and chemically straightened hair while keeping color vibrant with a special UV filter. This treatment also tames frizz, mends split ends, and gives incredible softness and shine. Instantly absorbing Pequi Oil won’t weigh hair down. Perfect for all hair types, this alcohol free formula can be used every day.
To coincide with the launch of SILVER, Tim McGraw’s new fragrance, Tim has designed a limited-edition belt buckle that benefits his charity, Neighbor’s Keeper. At www.timmcgraw.com, the public is be able to enter for a chance to win a limited-edition belt buckle. For every entry made, a donation of $1 will be made to Neighbor’s Keeper.
Neighbor’s Keeper was founded by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in 2004 out of their desire to help people in need and encourage the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors. Neighbor’s Keeper seeks to strengthen communities by contributing to diverse projects with primary emphasis on children’s initiatives.
The most talked about new Browologist in town is Hibba Kapil, owner and founder of Hibba NYC, the eco-friendly – threading, sugaring, and waxing salon based in Soho. Her salon has received 5 star reviews from media and customers alike.
Hibba’s Tips for spring prep for hair removal -
Threading: We have clients you come all year round for their threading needs. With layers and layers of clothing everyone wants have great and thick brows and a fuzz free face. We recommend clients to come every 3 to 4 weeks for their brow shaping and cleaning needs.
Waxing and Sugaring: Undoubtedly hair-removal is extremely important with the onset of spring and summer. But we recommend clients to continue with their regular hair removal needs in winter with a gap of 4 to 5 weeks. This is because after a certain time the hair follicles grow back to their full growth and waxing hurts a lot. Also sugaring is known for its exfoliating properties and in winter what is better than an easy removal of dead and dry skin and some hair-removal.
Tanning and Hair-removal: We recommend getting waxing or sugaring done at least 48 hours before getting a spray tan for best results. The tan lasts longer this way.
(pictured: Hibba Kapil)
Booty Parlor Flirty Little Secret Pink Caviar Scrub is divine! It’s infused with a sexy secret weapon – pheromones! With a light raspberry lemon sorbet scent, it’s a rich soufflé of skin polishing caviar beads and sugar. You’ll enjoy the soft, buttery feel as it buffs and moisturizes for sumptuously soft skin. I hear that the Booty Parlor Flirty Little Secret Perfume Oil with Pheromones is quite enchanting. I’ll be ordering that soon! www.bootyparlor.com