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Pack it/Try it when I get back….

Monday, October 24th, 2011

I am having so much fun preparing for my winter away and I have accomplished so much. I used this time to simplify. I packed only the essentials and uncluttered my space at home. I especially focused on my beauty products drawers, kits, bags and cabinets…yes, all that beauty!

There are some products that I thought I would take the time to write about that were either packed or left behind neatly organized for my return.

Hair products. I spend lots of time on my hair just to put it up in a messy chignon or a top knot but it is worth it. I have fabulously healthy hair and can really pile it on with my up do looks.

Keratin Complex Thermo Shine. It was developed especially for flat irons…and…of course, I packed a flat iron. It smooths, conditions and shines the hair. You can use it on dry or damp hair from root to end. Love it. Packed it!

Keratin Complex Infusion Keratin Replenisher & Intense RX. It’s a two step instant Keratin Repair System. For the first step you distribute the Intense RX on to towel dried hair and distribute it evenly. Then, on top of that Infusion. Do not rinse out. It’s best for styling with a flat iron…then you can really see the shine. Love it. Left it behind for a quick intense “pick my hair up” treatment when I get back.

Touch Back. It’s a temporary hair color marker to cover grays. It’s real hair color in a marker. It dries quickly. It doesn’t flake off or rub off. It stays on until you shampoo it out. It comes with a little comb for ease and precision of application. Love it. Packed it! I never travel without out it in Medium Brown.

Fragrances. Celine Dion Signature Eau de Toilette spray. It recently launched in September of this year. It’s the latest addition to the Celine Dion portfolio of fragrances. The packaging is welcoming with a silhouette of the iconic Celine and the silhouette is also etched into the bottle itself. Top Notes: Mimosa Blossom, Pink Lady Apple, Juicy Guava. Middle Notes: Indian Jasmine, Rose Essence, Magnolia Blossom. Bottom Notes: Sensual Musk, Amberwood, Sandalwood. Love it. Packed it!

Heidi Klum SHINE. Like Celine Signature this is another drugstore brand by Coty recently released. It’s Supermodel and TV star Heidi Klum’s first fragrance in the Coty line. Supermodel and television star Heidi Klum launches her first fragrance in collaboration with Coty, named Shine. Three perfumers from Givaudan worked together to create this fragrance for Heidi. The fragrance opens with notes of mandarin, pink pepper and pear. Its heart contains mimosa absolut, lily of the valley and sunflower. The base is composed of vanilla, tonka beans from Venezuela and Cosmone musk. Haven’t tried it. Know I’ll love it. Left it behind to try when I get back.

Lips. C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries 100% Natural Mint Mentha Lip Tint. The mint infusion helps keep breath fresh. Love it. Packed it. (packed the Ginger Mint, and Plum Mint. Left Violent Mint behind so I’ll have a pretty new color to try when I get back.

Check back in for another post on “Pack it/Keep it behind for later”. I still have 4 days left before the trip!

Pequi Oil – What is?

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

I love to shop Sephora. There you can find Couture Colour’s Pequi Oil Treatment. It’s good for all hair types to restore soften & shine, get rid of frizz & mend split ends. If Pequi Oil is new to you, it’s derived from the Pequi Fruit. It contains anti-oxidants, Vitamin & E, proteins & lipids. The word on the street is that Gwyneth Paltrow and Sandra Bullock are fans of Pequi Oil products. You can get the scoop on the entire Couture Colour line at & order there too.

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Featuring: Scott Cole and Linda Yodice, Color Directors for Paul Mitchell

From tricks to nix a bad hair day, to must-haves for surviving on a desert island, we’re celebrating the Paul Mitchell artists—individuals who have helped the iconic brand remain a style staple for over 30 years!

1. What do you love most about what you do?
Scott: I love that I’m around people with open minds and have the ability to mold people.

2. What is your go-to Paul Mitchell product?
Scott: Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam has always been my go-to product & I’ve recently become addicted to Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturizing Sea Spray–it gives hair the perfect tousled, beachy look.

3. We’ve all been there—your roots are showing but there’s no time to get to the salon; what’s your fix for hiding them in a flash?
Linda: Use hair pieces that compliment your look—collect an assortment of scarves, head bands & hats as they work for any length hair and will help conceal bad roots.

4. Emma Stone recently unveiled bright, blonde locks at The Golden Globes—what’s your advice to women who want to make a drastic color change before a big event?
Linda and Scott: Don’t…unless you really crave change; instead make the change a few weeks prior to get comfortable with your new look.

5. What do you predict is the next big trend in haircolor?
Linda: More polished and refined color with rich intensity; this look is achieved through layering several colors.

6. Which celebrity do you think has the best hair color?
Linda: Scarlett Johansson

7. Which celebrity head of hair are you dying to get your hands on?
Scott: Christina Aguilera

8. How do you balance personal and professional lives?
Scott: Simple—separate our professional and personal lives

9. What song always gets you pumped up?
Linda: Currently “Raise Your Glass” by Pink

10. How do you unwind after a rough day?
Scott: Walk my dogs, go for a run, or enjoy a nice glass of wine

11. Set it straight for us, how often do you really need to color your hair?
Scott: Three times/year.

12. Are there any set “rules” for finding the perfect hair shade?
Linda: Look to the undertones of skin and eye color for inspiration

13. Who is your style icon?
Linda: My mood

14. John Paul DeJoria’s motto is “Success Unshared is Failure,” what’s yours?
Linda: The only constant is change; when things are great appreciate every moment, and when they’re not, let it go as change will come

15. Coloring can take a toll on your hair—what do you recommend people do to keep their hair healthy?
Scott: Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger KeraTriplex 2-Step Repair Treatment works wonders for color treated hair; it repairs and deeply hydrates

16. What can you do to make your color last longer?
Linda & Scott: Using the appropriate products is key – look for those with sunscreens (Paul Mitchell Color Protect collection), balance strength and moisture with a regular treatment product (Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive Treatment), coat hair with demi or semi-permanent color (Paul Mitchell PM Shines)

17. Paul Mitchell began setting trends in 1980, how have hairstyles evolved since then?
Linda: Hairstyles today reflect more of the individual rather than a specific trend

18. Let’s talk men—what are the hair color trends for them?
Scott: It’s definitely more pepper than salt — men are turning to treatments such as Paul Mitchell FlashBack to keep the salt in check.

19. Is there a certain celeb that you feel has been really influential in hair color?
Linda: Jennifer Aniston and Megan Fox

20. What’s the best way people can have fun with hair color and incorporate some non-traditional color into their look?
Scott: Using block color along with a little bit of non-permanent color, such as PM Shines and Ink Works – this will make it fade out gracefully.

21. What do you guys do for fun on your days off?
Scott: As little as possible! We love to enjoy our yard, our dogs and each other.

22. Do you inspire each other’s work?
Scott: Yes, most definitely. It’s a total ebb and flow.

23. We’ve all made hair faux-pas – what’s the one hair trend you wished never happened?
Linda: Stripes

24. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you bring with you?
Scott: Linda, a good book and a chess set.

25. How should someone fix the dreaded hair color mishap?
Linda & Scott: Seek a professional!

26. Do you style and color each other’s hair?
Linda: Yes, just not often enough

27. What is the latest hair-color technology?
Linda & Scott: Chroma Luxe Technology from Paul Mitchell—it delivers color with increased conditioning, shine and longevity of tone

28. Full color, highlights, semi-permanent, glaze, toner, etc.—what do people need to know about all the different options to get the color they desire?
Scott: You don’t need to know—just know what you want and rely on the professional to give your hair the desired look

29. Paul Mitchell is a brand with philanthropic roots. What do you do to give back?
Scott: We support the Humane Society

30. A good hair day can’t be beat, what else makes you smile?
Linda: The simple things in life…how much my dog loves a walkie, Scott when he makes-up words to the song he’s singing, intuition when you have it.

Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray

Friday, February 18th, 2011

New and in stores now – Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray! I was re-introduced to dry shampoos about a year ago and I have been hooked ever since. I love the new one from Suave. It’s primary job is to absorb oil and refresh your hair in between shampoos. I prefer to use it as a styling aid at my roots to add volume. Either way, its works great!

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

New and in stores now – Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray! I was re-introduced to dry shampoos about a year ago and I have been hooked ever since. I love the new one from Suave. It’s primary job is to absorb oil and refresh your hair in between shampoos. I prefer to use it as a styling aid at my roots to add volume. Either way, its works great!