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Friday
Aug092013

Mark Hill Hair Now in the US at Walgreens.

I am a snob when it comes to my hair care. I like the expensive salon products to keep up with the fortune I spend on my hair. When I heard that famed celebrity hair stylist Mark Hill was bringing his salon professional hair care line Mark Hill Hair across the pond, I knew I had to try the award winning products. Not only did I get a chance to try the products, I was given the change to actually meet Mark and have him do my hair while I was in Chicago last week. Yes! Mark Hill actually did my hair.

Mark is the sweetest and most down to earth hair stylist that I ever met. Ever. He made me feel so comfortable, like I had been a life-long client. He really is a one man wonder -- stylist, formulator, photographer, marketing genius, and dad just to name a few. He works with a chemist to formulate each and every product that he uses on his own clients in his own salon. Everything is tested in his salon, so it has to work. Now, the professional salon brand products are available here - and for a fraction of our usual salon prices, at Walgreens. Nothing in the range is over $12.00.

See also: At-Home Hair Coloring Tips

Currently there are 17 products out of his 99 product line available to us here in the US. I cannot wait until the end of the year when more of his products will be making their way into Walgreens doors, because they are good. The products available include shampoos, conditioners and a host of styling products. He even has his own line of brushes, hair dryers, curling wands, straighteners and the amazing hot jumbo velcro rollers. These Rock Rollers are a definite must have, but those won't be here until the end of the year.

Mark quickly figured out that I liked big hair, so he started with his Big It Up! Shampoo and Big is Better! Conditioner on my hair. It smells fantastic and did not weigh down my hair. He then let me apply the divine MiracOILicious Moroccan Argan Oil myself. He said I only needed it on the ends of my hair. This rivals my more expesive oil treatment I currently was using, so I ran right out to Walgreens to purchase this as soon as I got home. The one product that I cannot wait for is the Big Blow! Volume Spray. This did wonders on my hair and I need this in my life asap.

Thank you so much to Mark Hill and team for such a wonderful experience. I felt like a movie star. Check out the Mark Hill Hair range right now at Walgreens.

Thursday
Aug082013

Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem: Week 2.

Into my second week with Nutrisystem, I have learned that for me, planning is crucial. Most importantly, I need to plan my day around my food.

Like I said in my week 1 update, this plan includes a lot of food. To keep on track, I need to plan what I am going to eat and when I am going to eat it. I need to plan my grocery shopping, because there are only certain foods that I can supplement with. I am super thankful for the brand name shopping list that my friend Nancy (who just so happens to have her very own successful Nutrisystem story) pointed me to. It is one of the many things that Nutrisystem provides as far as support.

Nutrisystem Grocery Shopping List

In addition to planning the food that I am going to eat and shop for, I need to plan my exercise, because that is very important to the success of Nutrisystem. The plan suggests doing 10 minutes of exercise three times a day for a total of 30 minutes. For those that do not exercise on a daily basis, this is easy to plan. I already have a pretty consistent exercise schedule, so this is simple for me, as I walk for 35-40 minutes every morning already. It was actually the easiest part of my planning this week.

See also: Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem Introduction

With all my planning, I managed to stay on track this week and saw another good weight loss. This week I lost 3 pounds, bringing my total weight loss to -7.5 pounds.

 

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog.

Disclosure: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me with the Nustrisystem program, free of charge, which includes food and support, in exchange for my honest opinion of the program. No other compensation has been given. All thoughts are my own.

Wednesday
Aug072013

Brows Made Easy from NARS.

When it comes to beautiful brows, there are a few things you need after shaping. You need to fill them in and keep them in place. For this, NARS has two new products that make doing just that simple. Meet NARS Brow Perfector and NARS Brow Gel.

"The brow gives shape and character to the face – it can create a totally different expression.” -- François Nars, Founder & Creative Director of NARS.

Beautiful Brows: 2 products + 2 steps

NARS Brow Perfector is a must have brow pencil in a velvety smooth formula. The pencil (that winds up and down) allows you to reshape, fill, and design brows however you desire. The natural matte finish and innovative oval shape gives complete control and application. It comes in four shades that are really forgiving and match a variety of colors.

  • SURINAME - Black
  • CAUCASE - Brown
  • KALAMATA - Light Brown
  • SALZBOURG - Blonde

NARS Brow Gel keeps brows in place with a unique precision-tapered brush that adds shape and definition to finish the brow look. It works perfect over the Brow Perfector, to enhance the shade, or you can use clear (my choice) to use without disturbing the color of the Brow Perfector. This comes in four shades as well.

  • KINSHASA - Dark Brown
  • PIRAEUS - Medium Brown
  • ATHENS - Blond
  • OURAL - Clear

See also: My NARS Makeover

Both the NARS Brow Perfector and NARS Brow Gel retail for $22.00 each. They are available now at all NARS counters, locations and online at narscosmetics.com.