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Friday
Feb292008

Serious Overnight Hair Repair!

On my way home from New York last week with my goodie bag in hand (from the CEW Event I went to with Total Beauty), one of the first things I picked out of the bag was this much needed treatment from Jonathan Product. It is the IB Revitalizer Overnight Oil Treatment Spray.

With dry, brittle, colored, over processed and totally neglected hair, I was excited to use this. So far I have treated my locks to the treatment just twice and I am asking, "Where have you been all my life?".

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The product is a light oil treatment, almost feeling like some silicone products. It is not at all thick like many oil treatments (think olive oil) that I have used previously. It sprays on, feeling quite cold I might add, and you just rub it through your hair. I think I did it three of four times to different sections of my head, making sure I distributed it evenly throughout.

I think the best way to use it as it is indicated to do so, is by leaving it in overnight. Simply use a towel over your pillow-case and sleep. When you wash it out in the morning and dry and style as normal, you will feel like you have just from a treatment with Jonathan himself. My hair is full of shine and brilliance, and my color is so true to color.

The only thing you need to be careful with is where you spray it. There is a bit of overspray and the first time I used it, my tile on the bathroom floor was very slippery. I learned, and sprayed the oil and applied in the shower (still on dry hair with no water, etc.) and just sprayed the shower down once I got out. 

It is probably important to point out that this, along with all of the Jonathan Product line, is 100% Vegan, so you know that oils are natural and full of nutrients.

IB Revitalizer Overnight Oil Treatment Spray sells for $44 at Sephora.com.

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Thursday
Feb282008

Crazy Things Can and Do Happen - Even in the Cosmetics World!

A few things I either saw or heard this week that has left me scratching my head...

First, Amy Winehouse is creating a Cosmetics line. Could this be true? It was reported in The Sun and I just DO NOT want to believe it. Let me just say that if it were the last cosmetic line on this plant, I would not even consider using it. Seriously - who would use this gal as a cosmetic example any way?

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Secondly, what the hell is this look from Dior? Forgive my snark on this. I honestly think that my mouth would have dropped if I was at this show. And I would probably be holding back the laughter. Avant-garde or not, the makeup was horrid.

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What do you think? 

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Thursday
Feb282008

billybBEAUTY Paint Brushes.

From one of the most talented, sought-after, innovative makeup artists of our time, Billy B, comes his collection of makeup brushes. He calls his brushes Paint Brushes, which is actually pretty fitting, as we use brushes to paint and sculpt our canvas everyday, don't we?

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"Each brush in the collection is designed specifically for its individual function, resulting in the ultimate application. I personally selected a range of high quality blends of both natural and synthetic components for maximum performance and function in mind, providing an easy and ultimate application and blending of product and color to create the most beautiful makeup application. But I didn't stop there. I also paid special attention to the handle, length and weight. The handle is a lightweight, varnished birch that is chic, comfortable, easy to use and store." - Billy B

In one word - beautiful! The brushes are amazing and well-worth every cent. Your makeup can be the best, but if is put on half-heartedly with poor quality brushes and applicators, you will not get the full benefit of the makeup and you know. Once you try professional quality brushes, you will see and know the difference, almost immediately - trust me!

For the professional or regular gal that cannot get enough of her makeup brushes, there is the billybBEAUTY Master PAINT BRUSH Collection. For $259, you get his full line of 13 brushes.

For the regular gal who must-have the essentials, then this collection, which is my favorite, would be for you. It is the The billybBEAUTY Essential PAINT BRUSH Collection. This set has the eight essential brushes needed for everyday use. The set includes the following brushes:
Two - Foundation Brush
Three - Powder/Blush Brush
Four - Contour Brush
Eight - Firm Eyeshadow Brush
Ten - Eyeliner Brush
Eleven - Stiff Angled Brush
Twelve - Soft Angled Brush
and a special lightweight aluminum, retractable lip brush.

The billybBEAUTY Essential PAINT BRUSH Collection sells for $159, and is so worth it all.

You must visit entire billybbeauty site for more about the master and the rest of his collection. Billy - I will be waiting for the makeup, along with many others I am sure.

We can hope for it, can't we?
 

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