Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bioré Acne Clearing Scrub

We always love hearing about new products. A big thanks to Bioré for sharing this great product with us!

"Actors like Shay Mitchell know that after a long day on set wearing heavy makeup, you need to give your face a good scrub. The latest must-have that everyone is turning to is Bioré® Acne Clearing Scrub! The breakthrough blemish-fighting formula targets the deep down dirt and oil that can cause acne without disturbing skin’s natural moisture balance.

Above: Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell with Bioré® Acne Clearing Scrub in her green room.

The last thing any actor needs is a breakout, and the exclusive combination of Skin Purifying Technology that deep cleans and Superfine Alumina Crystals that gently polish skin clears skin in the short term and promotes healthier, clear skin over time so skin stays clear and gorgeous. As an added benefit, the Acne Clearing Scrub’s intoxicating mandarin mint scent transforms your cleansing routine into a thoroughly indulgent and celeb-worthy experience."

Monday, March 11, 2013

Tsubo Cheetah Roana Flats

How do you feel about animal print? If you said, "I need a little bit in my life," then you are correct. You can do that with these Tsubo Cheetah Roana flats....stunning. These flats are perfect to wear to the office, a night out on the town, or going to the store. They can be casual or you can dress them up. I love the little edge that the Roana flats give you as well how they are just so stylish yet still simple.

Another benefit of these flats:

  • Leather sockliner with anti-bacterial treatment
  • Supportive memory foam top layer with cushioning latex foam  
  •     bottom layer
  • Additional cushioning latex foam forefoot
  • Insole board for support
  • Rubber outsole for durability, flexibility, and traction

  • I love these so much that I have my eye on the other Roana flats as well. You cannot go wrong with Tsubo. The quality of their shoes is amazing and your feet will be thanking you for it too. I know mine are!

    When you get a second, head on over and like Tsubo on their Facebook page, and follow on Twitter @TSUBOFootwear.

    Sunday, March 10, 2013

    Project in the Works

    I'm so excited about this project we are working on! I will tell you more once we receive the products. Here is a little sample....can you guess what we will be doing?

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    Recovering after my Tonsillectomy

    On Monday I got my tonsils out. I know what you are thinking.....ouch. Well, besides not being able to eat anything other than broth and popsicles, and only being able to drink Gatorade and water, it is tolerable. Believe me, I was terrified before I finally made the decision to get them out.

    I have had strep already twice this year. If it is not strep, my tonsils are constantly swollen, red, and always sore. You definitely get used to it....but in the end I kept asking myself, "Why should I have to live like this?" Wish a little push from my husband, we decided it was time for them to come out. 

    I showed up to the surgical center in Frederick off of Thomas Johnson. Dr. Yoon is amazing and a great doctor. We showed up an hour before, and they took me back to get in my gown. Of course like any other surgery, all jewelry needed to be removed, and then we waited until the doctor, nurse, and anesthesiologist came out to see me.

    My husband and son sat with me until they took me back. My son just had this look on his face.....and I kept asking him what was wrong. My 4-year old son just looked so sad and tears started to run down my face. My poor baby did not want me to go back! However, after my husband asks him what is was so not about me. He was sad because he just wanted to go to Chuck E. Cheese. I guess I need to stop thinking about myself!

    Anyways, I'm now on my second day of recovery. (Not including the day of surgery.) The pain has been bearable as long as I do stay on top of my meds. To be honest, going through a week of this is so worth it. I look forward to not getting strep, and tonsillitis, and any other tonsil related illnesses.

    So have you had your tonsils out when you were an adult? I have spoken to many and they all told me I had to get it done. Let me warn not read the horror stories online! I psyched myself out so bad but I could not turn away. I just kept reading and reading....but I still got past them and went through with the surgery.

    I have been drinking lemon-lime Gatorade over and over. It is my best friend. Right when I woke up from the surgery I drank 3 small cups of water. Listen to your doctors when they tell you to stay up on the fluids. Drink water, drink Gatorade, drink, drink, drink! It does help with the pain. However, I did soon realize that ice cream is not the best thing. Yes, it tastes delicious, but is not great when recovering from tonsillectomy.

    So now I wait, and rest some more, and wait. I'm still going through the healing process. The doctor and nurses stated that day 3-5 are the worst, but I'm going to stay positive. As I sit here I will drink some more Gatorade and look forward to the healing process being over and done with. 

    Friday, February 22, 2013

    Madison at Main Jellybean Rug Giveaway!!!

    I'm always searching for a new rug. Do I need one? Not always....however, I do have to admit. I'm a rugaholic. Being able to switch patterns and colors for the season or for something new can always put a smile on my face. Sometimes I want a vintage type look, and other times I want something that is bold and stands out. This Madison at Main Jellybean rug in zebra print is perfect for that.


    This rug is washable...yes washable. I love the option! Throw it by the front door, in the kitchen by the sink, or anywhere you prefer. It can be used for indoor or outdoor so let your creative juices start to flow! A jellybean rug is made to last, and you do not have to throw it out once a few dirt spots land on it. Simply throw it in the wash and it is like new! If you do plan on using it as an indoor rug, just be sure to get a rug pad so that you can make sure your rug will not slip. For a rug this size they are super cheap and will keep your jellybean in place.
    Madison at Main also sells many other affordable rugs, throws, afghans and blankets. Their goal at Madison at Main is to bring great products to you at an affordable price.
    So which Jellybean style would you choose for your home? Well.....head on over to their site and select a Jellybean rug and leave a comment on why you would like to win one for your home. One lucky winner is going to win a Jellybean rug!!! Waahoo!
    So for a chance to win, simply leave a comment below with your favorite Jellybean rug and why you must have it in your home! Winner will be announced after March 3rd. Good luck!
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    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    Li'l Helper

    Every now and then we all need a li'l helper. You may screaming, "Yes!!" as loud as you can right now. Let's face it....getting things done and achieving goals means a lot to me, however, letting someone or something help you can also take the stress off of your shoulders which is not a bad thing. After reading this, if your little one is still using a bottle or nursing, you are going to want to get your hands on a li'l helper.

    (Picture provided by li'l helper.)

    "The li’l Helper was born soon after Joe Murillo’s first daughter.
    Then 27-years-old, Joe’s lifelong passion for tinkering landed him a career as a jeweler, and helped him develop an expert’s touch crafting with his hands.
    Despite being a team with his wife, she and Joe sometimes found themselves struggling to keep with up with daily chores while their daughter was nursing.
    Fortunately for busy parents everywhere, the idea for li’l Helper struck Joe one day at the supermarket after he saw plastic clothes hangers and remembered about how his daughter instinctually and tightly gripped his finger.
    Soon after, Joe was at his workshop, armed with a blow-dryer and molding plastic rods into a bottle holder that one day would become li’l Helper.
    “From then on my wife was like, “Holy Smokes, where’s that baby bottle holder you made?” Joe remembers.
    Soon too, family friends started asking for their own, and Joe knew he was onto something that would help parents like him, who sometimes wished for an extra set of hands while driving, cooking or working.
    Today, Joe’s ingenuity and li’l Helper are freeing parents everywhere to multitask at work and do simple tasks at home, even while keeping loved ones entertained and nursing nearby." ~ li'l helper
    How neat is this item??? We have all been there. Sitting down with your baby and cuddling while he/she is eating is a wonderful feeling and moment. When your child is an infant though, we are doing this every few hours throughout the day. If you have an older child or if you are still working from home and you absolutely need to get something done, then the li'l helper can help you!
    This item is BPA free, super easy to clean and safe to throw in the dishwasher. If you twins you will fall in love with the li'l helper right away. The li'l helper's ergonomic design matches the natural nursing posture so you can rest assured that your li'l one will be happy. These can also make great gifts for expecting parents! So....which color will you choose?
    Stay connected with li'l helper on their Facebook page, and follow on Twitter @Lilhelper_.

    Monday, February 18, 2013

    Our Latest Love: Babiators

    My son is in LOVE with sunglasses. It seems like everywhere we go, there are sunglasses being sold for his age, and he will flash those long eyelashes to try and get another pair. Does he wear them all? He definitely does. Spending a few dollars here and there is not that big of a deal, especially when he is always wearing them.

    I came across a brand, Babiators. First of all, I love the name. How cute! Next.....what they are about. Babiators offers your child 100% protection against UVA and UVB rays. 

     (Picture provided by Babiators.)

    "Why should we be concerned about protecting our children’s eyes from UV exposure?  Children’s sensitive skin needs sunscreen to limit dangerous UV exposure and their eyes need protection too. Here are the facts:

    When compared to adult’s eyes, children’s eyes have fewer natural protections against UV exposure, making them more likely to be damaged.
    The more time you spend outdoors, the more susceptible you are to sun damage. Published scientific research concludes that up to 50% of lifetime UV ray exposure may occur by age 18, so it’s imperative that we protect our children’s eyes now!

    According to Dr. J. Keller Wortham, a physician with Optimum Wellness Family Medical Group in Los Angeles, excessive exposure to the sun during daily activities can contribute to cataract formation, macular degeneration, pinguecula and pterygium (growth on the eye's surface), photokeratitis (snow blindness), and skin cancer on the eyelids. Those are a lot of big words, but the bottom line is this: protecting your children's eyes is critical.

    The EPA recommends you wear sunglasses even on days with a low UV index!
    Given that children’s eyes do not have as many natural protections from UV, children spend more time in the sun than adults, and time in the sun can lead to permanent eye damage, we feel it just makes sense for kids to wear sunglasses!

    When it’s bright outside, adults wear sunglasses – our children should do the same!" ~ Babiators

    (Picture provided by Babiators.)

     I always love when my son likes to bring out his rocker side. He spikes his hair, throws on his Little Trendstar t-shirt, his gray jeans, and these babiators fit right in with the style. They have colors for your little princess as well. If you have a daughter and a son, you know how it is. If you get for the one, sometimes it is just easier to get for both of them. At least this way you know that their eyes are being protected! 

    Shown above are the Blue Angels Babiators. You can get them in black, silver, white, navy, lime, pink and black, princess pink and more! 

    Head on over to Babiators now and let your child pick their own color. You both will be happy customers!  


    Friday, February 15, 2013

    Where Am I?

    Every now and then it is nice to go out for a bite to eat. Where did I go?

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Bye Bye Bread

    Bread......all I can say is yum. I absolutely LOVE bread. Whether it is artisan bread, or wheat toast, an everything bagel, or a croissant, I'm in love. So when I was thinking what I should give up for lent, well you can only imagine what I said. I decided to give up bread. Yes, there are many other things that I could have probably given up. However, I chose bread. 

     What are you giving up?

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

    Do You Have a Chiller?

    You know what I'm in love with for Valentine's Day? My cool gear cup. I'm always on the site checking to see if they have anything new. Their products are very well made. Add the stylish design to the amazing quality and you have a cup that lasts a long time. Once you get one of their products you will not want to stop until you own everyone.

    Their pure water filtration bottles are great to have. Whether on the go or at home, you can rest assured that your water will taste much better. A bottle that filters your water...amazing! I'm also in love with their Go Gear Travel Tubes. Do you travel a lot and are always looking for something that is easy to use? Their 3 ounce travel tubes are great and nothing will leak out.

    Now, my true love...Cool Gear's Chiller with Freezer Gel. Your drink will never get cold again! Plus, you can choose from four beautiful colors. BPA free, non-toxic and double wall construction. You must add this cup to your wish list, you will never regret it.

     Make sure you like Cool Gear on their Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter @CoolGearInc.

    The Flex Genevieve

    I'm a huge fan of pediped. "Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling have made the award-winning company one of the fastest-growing children's footwear brands in the United States." ~ pediped® footwear has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development, and preeminent orthopedic medical professionals, Dr. Mininder S. Kocher and Dr. Thomas W. Vorderer, deem pediped® shoes an excellent choice for parents/caregivers who want their children’s feet to develop naturally and healthily. In 2011 Earnshaw’s, the premier media resource serving the children’s market recognized pediped® with Earnshaw’s Earnie Awards for Company of the Year and Best Footwear.

    My daughter always needs to have a few different styles of shoes. Let's put it this way...we all need a few pair of shoes! Whether it is her pink boots, or her go to flats, her favorite shoes have been from pediped. The Flex Genevieve in bronze are adorable and look great with a dress, or a pair of jeans, or leggings. The rhinestones will add a little bit of glitz and glamour to your child's outfit. What makes me happy is the flex technology in the shoe that provides her with the support she needs for her little feet.


    pediped® footwear is sold in over 3,000 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide with an offering of more than 130 designs for boys and girls between their three lines, Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®. Originals® (soft-soled shoes for newborns to age 2), Grip ‘n’ Go™ (thin rubber-soled shoes for children ages 9 months to 3 years) and Flex® (rubber-soled shoes for children 1 to 8 years) are available in EU sizes ranging from 17 to 33. For more information, visit

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    Get a Date Ready Glow on Valentine'​s Day with Atopalm

    Whether you have a date with the man of your dreams (or the moment) or your best girls, you want to put your best face forward on Valentine’s Day. Atopalm is a cult-favorite, top seller in Korea (the land that brought us BB creams!), and can help you do just that. Go ahead, slough off the dead skin, banish the redness, and start with a new, glowing, fresh face with this regimen in time for V-Day!

    Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam (5 fl oz.) – $18

    Description: A rich, moisturizing, paraben free cleanser for extra dry and sensitive skin. A gentle, non-greasy, moisturizing, foaming cleanser that is perfect for everyday use. It helps maintain the natural pH balance of the skin, and the rich foam gently and efficiently melts away makeup and pollutants.

    Daytime Under makeup Moisture Cream (1 fl oz.)– $18




    Description: A restoring, replenishing, paraben free, moisturizing cream that also enhances makeup application. This cream contains the exclusive patented Multi Lamellar Emulsion made from plant extracts that mimics the structure of natural skin lipids that play a crucial part in replacing moisture loss. This technology also restores the skin’s moisture barrier and inhibits the evaporation of water, keeping your skin smooth and supple.
    Atopalm BB Cream (2.4oz.)– $25

    Description: An innovative, multi-tasking formula that moisturizes, protects, brightens and evens skin tone while delivering natural-looking color. Ultra-hydrating and conditioning, the Atopalm BB Cream is also developed with the brand’s breakthrough patented Multi Lamellar Emulsion formula,. Featuring SPF 20 broad spectrum sunscreen protection, this formula is also enriched with soothing Vitamin E, as well as the antioxidant Arbutin to defend skin against damage from environmental stressors. Available in two shades, Light and Medium.

    Rayil New Clothing Line for Kids

    Rayil ( is a stylish and classy children’s clothing line where east meets west. Made from silk and cotton Indian fabrics, this line has everything from dresses to tunics, shirts,  pants and stoles. Their new collection should be available this month or in March, and right now they are accepting pre-orders. Exciting, I know! Let's meet the team and find out more about the company.

      Their collections are adorable and so stylish! My daughter would absolutely love their dresses for the Spring and Summer. Let your child's inner princess shine through! It may look like a simple white dress but it is of the best quality. Not only will your child fall in love with their clothing lines, but you will as well.

    Which collection do you have your eye on?

    Sunday, February 3, 2013

    Guest Post By jb @BuildingMoxie "Man Cave Schman Rave – Give Me a Bar More Practical"

    This is most definitely the first time I have ventured out and have submitted (if Stefanie will have it) to a Mommy Blog. Of course, and as we discussed it, me - being a dude, a dad – the Daddy angle would work just fine. But what to write about? My blog / our blog Building Moxie happens to be about DIY and Pro Home Improvement, with a big emphasis on the “Improvement.” So what do I . . . know? Anything Modern? I don’t know. Anything Stylish? idk. Anything Chic? Ha’Well!
    Then it hit me (like a Flintstone-sized boulder) -- Man Cave! Certainly Modern, Certainly Stylish and Definitely . . . Ha’Well! At least they’re well documented. Here’s a good read from Spatial Designer Brandon Smith,
    To Man Cave or Not to Man Cave. I mean – the “Man Cave” even has its own show on the DIY Network >> Man Caves.
    Now I don’t know about you, but I have never been in a house where I had the space to create anything like a subterranean hangout. Ok, each of my residences (old houses) has had a “cellar” -- not usable. BUT all have had ample attic space too.  

    In each, I’ll admit it -- I’ve had big plans to carve out a little place for myself, you know . . . up there, in the attic. Maybe not so much a full-on “Stairway to Heaven” --
    an Attic Hangout, but just a little someplace where I could set up my long-unused, very-lonely, and right-now-gathering-dust bass gear, maybe a four-track too . . . and a hi-fi … ooo! Or maybe some video equipment, a TV and . . . .

    I mean – I don’t need a pool table or a dart board, and I definitely do not need a big screen TV or a bar – not me (Oh Wait!). But still, it never seems to happen. And in this house, with something like 96.5 % certainty -- it will not happen . . . again. We’ll move first, and that’s just how we roll.
    Break it down -- I simply have many more items, which are simply of a much higher priority than some project that would help me escape my family, and my girls. Evyn Aleksandra – 8; Eva Varrah – 6; Jenifer Janelle – 40. (whoops!). And OK, there are times when I do feel like I need to get away . . . especially around bed time.
    So this leads me to my point. If I had one discretionary improvement that I wish(ed) I could or would make -- I’d add a small (elegantly-done) kitchenette to my upstairs. Ok, “a bar.” A Beverage Center – a young parent’s dream.
    Now follow me -- in my house (currently, an 1889 farmhouse), and as with all of my previous houses, the bedrooms are located on the second floor. And of course, the kitchen(s) are on the first. Now picture this: Me settling in downstairs in the office (read: on the couch in front of the tv), when I hear, “Dadddddd!!!!!! I NEED icey cold water. Noooowwwww!!!!!!”
    This almost always comes right toward the end of our nightly rituals. It’s up the stairs for jammies, brush and to bed, usually with one of the parents for books and/or whatnot. They (the girls) typically sleep in our eldest’s bedroom. In the winter – I’ll set a space heater and fill the humidifier. Done! (And OK, my wife usually does the “putting them down” for the reading and such.)
    After nightly kisses and “sweet dreams” I’ll dart off back downstairs for work on our blog.
    And I mean -- it does have to be formal as to incorporate built-ins, but sink – yes (and slap a water filtration system on), a mini frig – yes, maybe a dishwasher and/or even a nuker (for an occasional hot snack) and for me, yes definitely someplace that makes and holds ice.
    Oh yes! Just how much time and headache something like this would save me! Oh yes!
    Something like one of these might do. Check ‘em! (Thanks out to one of my fave resources,, and to friends Crown Point Cabinetry & Garcia Cabinetmakers for making these images available.)

    Decor by Jennifer Inc traditional kitchen
    Kitchen traditional kitchen

    Catherine Dolen & Associates mediterranean media room

    Spruce St. Cottage contemporary kitchen

    Oh and the vodka! Tell me that Vodka doesn’t have a place in parenting. Ha! And I know, it’ll never get done. BUT . . . if I had the budget.

    Do you have something like this going? And truth, my wife and I rocked a college boy mini frig, stuffed into a bedroom corner with the newborns. It doesn’t really have to be much or that well evolved; it just has to be something that makes . . . life, just a little bit easier.

    Thoughts? And thanks for reading.

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

    Looking for Valentine's Day Ideas?

    Fergie Viva by Avon
    Treat her to the ultimate symbol of sexy empowerment this Valentine’s Day – Viva, the new fragrance by Fergie. Feminine, empowering, and unconventional, Viva by Fergie is a sexy contradiction of captivating cool herbs spiked with fierce lavender and intriguing vetiver. A fragrance for women who want to live life on their own terms, inspired by one of today’s most empowering women, Fergie.
    PRICE: $19.99
    WHERE TO FIND IT: Avon representatives;

    Brazilian Peel
    The perfect peel give skin the jump start it needs before any Valentine’s Day date. The patented, self-neutralizing Brazilian Peel firms and tones skin (while reducing fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, and uneven skintone) all the while helping you maintain a radiant, youthful complexion. Formulated with 30 percent glycolic acid, the nourishing antioxidant açaì, and the innovative Q-Mag Neutralizer, Brazilian Peel is the first professional-strength peel designed to deliver deeper, long-lasting results at home.
    PRICE: $78.00; four applications
    Where to Buy:

    John Frieda 3‑Day Straight™ Semi‑Permanent Styling Spray
    Want hair to be glossy, flawlessly straight and smooth, and full of body for Valentine’s Day? Weightless spray with heat protection blocks out frizz as you straighten. Proprietary blend of polymers with keratin protein wraps each strand, sealing in straight styles for up to 3 days.
    PRICE: $9.99
    WHERE TO FIND IT: Massdrugstores nationwide;
    Forget chocolates – this Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with a gift card for your sweetie. Whether she’s a lipstick queen or all about the smoky eye, is the ultimate online boutique to find tried-and-true essentials and discover new favorites from the most exclusive, chic domestic and international brands. With convenient 1-2 day shipping (same day in Manhattan if ordered before 10 am), free samples with every order, and a no-questions-asked, year-round return policy, Beauty Bar merges lux, premium selections with customer care in the convenience of a virtual boutique.

    Hästens Down Slipper Boots
    The ultimate treat for your feet, these cozy, 100% cotton boots are filled with a blend of 75% white down and 25% sea bird feathers, to ensure that your loved one is wrapped up in nothing other than the most luxurious, premium quality fabric.
    PRICE: $70
    WHERE TO FIND IT: Hästens Stores nationwide;

    Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings
    A charming how-to guide and great coffee table book on designing an event to make it uniquely your own. Through Inspired Weddings, Matthew fuses classic themes with sentimental objects to help you design a glamorous, unique event on nearly any budget. Given his extensive background and experience in all things art and décor related, Matthew’s tips and tricks are perfect for not only brides, but anyone who is aiming to put a creative spin on planning everything from a Sunday brunch to redesigning a guest room.
    PRICE: $23.10

    For the Kids:
    The Children’s Place
    From sweetheart graphic tees, love-ly pajamas, and heart-shaped accessories, The Children’s Place has everything you need for your little Valentine.
    PRICE: Starting at $5.95; nothing over $20.00!
    WHERE TO FIND IT: The Children’s Place stores nationwide;

    Tiny Tillia by Avon
    You’re little ones will stay young at heart with these adorable Valentine’s Day offerings! From a onesie with tutu detail, to a bib with iron on personalization, these items will definitely make their holiday much sweeter.
    PRICE: Starting at $6.99
    WHERE TO FIND IT: Avon representatives;

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    SAG AWARDS: Rose Byrne + Naya Rivera, John Frieda


    Inspired by the retro, feminine look of Rose Byrne's gown, John Frieda International Creative Consultant Harry Josh created a modern take on the classic wave by keeping them controlled, glossy and flat to the head.

    Step 1 – Prep
    · Josh applied a few pumps of the John Frieda Frizz-Ease Thermal Protection Formula Hair Serum ($9.99 at drugstores) through wet hair and blow dried using a large, round bristle brush. "The key to this look is a flawless blowout," said Josh. " Her waves need to be completely controlled and any hint of frizz would disrupt the style."
    Step 2 – Style
    • After sectioning off the hair, Josh wrapped each section around a small curling iron and then carefully brushed it out.
    Step 3 – Perfect
    • Josh finished off the look by applying a sheer coat of John Frieda Frizz-Ease 100% Shine ($5.99 at drugstores) to ensure that her waves glistened when the light from the flash bulbs hit on 

    Celebrity hairstylist Clyde Haygood gave Naya Rivera a statement-making red carpet look for tonight’s SAG Awards: with dramatic and glamorous long waves, Rivera looked like a modern day Veronica Lake. Below please find the steps he took to create her sleek and classic look, using products from John Frieda.

    Step 1 – Prep
    • Clyde applied Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formula ($8.99 at drugstores) to Naya’s wet hair before blow-drying. “We wanted defined waves, and this serum blocks out frizz and gives you sleek results.”
    Step 2 – Style
    • Next, Clyde used a curling iron with a 1 ½ inch barrel to begin curling hair section by section, pinning each curl with a duckbill clip and spraying Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray (5.99 at drugstores) to set.
    Step 3 – Perfect

    · Once the curls cooled, Clyde sprayed just a few spritzes Frizz-Ease Spiral Style Spray Gel ($5.99) for definition and added shine. “We also used this gel formula to sculpt the hair away from Naya’s face” so her romantic makeup would be more visible when she hit the red carpet.

    GET THE LOOK: Aveda and Keri Russell - The Americans Premiere

    On Saturday, hairstylist Brian Magallones created Keri Russell’s modern take on a classic 50's look for the New York premiere of “The Americans.” Keri walked the red carpet wearing pair of leather pants and suede top by Alexander McQueen. “I wanted her hair to look glamorous and appropriate for the red carpet, yet still modern and edgy to complement what she was wearing,” said Magallones.

    To achieve this look at home, follow these four simple steps:

    Step 1: Start by taking 2 inch sections of hair and curling them with a curling iron and pinning them up in pin curls. As you are curling, spray each section with Aveda Volumizing Tonic (SRP $9.50) to add volume and hold. Use a 1 inch curling iron around the face for a more defined wave and a large 1 ¾ inch iron for the rest of the head.
    Step 2: Once the pin curls are cool and set, remove each pin curl and flat iron the ends. The straight ends are what give this look that modern edge.
    Step 3: Next, create a deep side part for drama, and brush the hair to relax the curl and shape the wave around the face.
    Step 4: To finish the look, run someAveda Brilliant Emollient Finishing Gloss(SRP $27) through to add shine, and add a light mist of Aveda Control Force Hair Spray (SRP $26) to hold it in place.

    Friday, January 25, 2013

    Valentine'​s Day Gifts from Aveda - Under $50

    Whether you need to buy a gift for him, for her or a treat for yourself, Aveda has this holiday covered.
    For Him: Treat that special man in your life with the Aveda Men Groom Set SRP $38
    The set includes three Aveda Men essentials – perfect for the gym-goer, business traveler and every man who is on the move:
    · Aveda men pure-formanceTM shampoo 300 ml
    · Travel size Aveda men pure-formanceTM shave cream 40 ml
    · Travel size Aveda men pure-formanceTM dual action aftershave 25 ml

    For Her: With temperatures plummeting, give her the ideal at-home spa experience with the help ofAveda’s Replenishment Gift Set SRP $49
    Perfect for a cozy and relaxing night at home, set includes four calming body must-haves:
    · Travel size smoothing body polish 75 ml
    · Replenishing body moisturizer 125 ml
    · Travel size soothing aqua therapy 6 oz
    · Travel size hand reliefTM 40 ml

    For Yourself: Make sure to give the most important person in your life a gift this Valentine’s Day. With the help of Mr.,a new, interactive website from Aveda, you will be given the tools you need to find the balance you deserve. Mr. Chakra will reveal energy-aligning tips that include guided meditation, breathing techniques, mantra usage and personal nutrition. He’ll also lead you to the Aveda Chakra Balancing Body Massage at Aveda Spas and recommend your ideal Aveda Chakra™ Balancing Body Mist SRP $30