Saturday, December 02, 2006

Sometimes Your Hair Needs a Gift Too

I am a Bumble and Bumble fan, there is no denying it. I have several of their shampoos and conditioners, their styling products etc. Well I wanted to tell you about their holiday trio which are currently available and wonderful!

Peace on earth, good hair to men...
These products are going to clean up your hair and keep in place!

Tonic Shampoo (8 oz) - This is great and kind of tingles (in a good way!)
Invigorates the scalp with Tea Tree and Peppermint Oils.

Tonic Lotion (8 oz)
A grooming aid that smooths and detangles with a few festive spritzes.

Sumotech (1.5 oz) - Love it! Great for when I had my short spiky do.
A paste/wax hybrid that lends malleable hold and sexy texture.

Peace Kit $45.00

May your hair be merry and bright...(these names are so funny!)
These products will keep your hair looking its best for all those holiday parties and of course New Year's Eve.

Styling Lotion (8 oz)
Provides body and hold while nourishing and strengthening.

Shine (4 oz)
Subtle texture and intense shine in a light, aerosol form.

Classic Hairspray (10 oz)
No matter how hard or long you dance, keep every strand neatly in place.

Light Kit $55.00

Happy new hair. Hugs and kisses...
As an apology for all the hurt you may have caused your hair in the past year, this kit will soothe it back to a healthy, happy state. This is the kit I need. My hair is not too happy with me at the moment.

Treatment Damage Therapy Cleanser (5 oz)
Gently cleanses, strengthens, and repairs hair.

Treatment Damage Therapy Conditioning Creme (5 oz)
Protects and moisturizes hair from roots to ends.

Treatment Damage Therapy Complex (6.7 oz)
A leave-in complex that smoothes and softens.

Treatment Styling Balm (3.4 oz)
Adds body, nourishes hair, and eliminates frizz.

Love Kit $95.00

All of these products can be found at salons that carry Bumble and Bumble products.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Stocking Stuffers - Part 2

Can you believe that there are only 26 days until December 25th?! Where did the time go? I am starting to get into panic mode as I see myself with very few days to get my cards written and posted and my gifts purchased, wrapped and some mailed! Well I won't bother you with that.

Here is the second part of my stocking stuffer suggestions and there are some beauties here...Enjoy!

Too Faced Mini Quickie Chronicle - The Life of the Party The Life of the Party

Pocket-sized palette for eyes, cheeks, and lips.
Palette includes a 0.127 oz Blush in berry mauve shimmer, 0.127 oz eye shadows in black glitter and silver foil, and 0.081 oz lip glosses in berry sparkle, golden pink.
$15.00 USD from Sephora

CARGO DailyGloss

DailyGloss™ is a 30-day supply of CARGO's award-winning lip gloss, packaged in individual tear-away pouches. Each sealed "bubble" (three shades / 10 bubbles each) is filled with Cargo's signature lip gloss formulation that provides sheer, long-wearing shea butter and vitamin E-enriched color without any stickiness.
Colours: sweet cranberry, shimmering pale pink, creamy petal pink
$12.00 USD from Sephora

Cranberry Shimmer Lip Balm

A glossy and moisturizing lip balm that leaves lips looking and feeling soft and shimmering. $6.00 USD from The Body Shop

Hard Candy Secret Stash Makeup Palette

This glossy paper palette has three layers that flip open and snap tight with the help of hidden magnets. Each shade is designed to work on any skin tone, so it's a great gift for any makeup lover!
$22.00 USD from Sephora

Lippmann Collection Nail Color in Just Walk Away Renee

Edgy and sophisticated, Just Walk Away Renee created with Renee Zellweger, is a quintessentially, chic nail hue that looks great on all skin tones. The result is fashion-forward, fun and fabulous, just like its muse.
It's a great colour for the Holidays.
$15.00 USD from

Vanilla Spice Body Butter

An intensive, creamy all-over body moisturizer with the indulgent and warm, sweet vanilla fragrance. It absorbs into the skin easily, helping to condition, soften and smooth the skin and prevent dryness.
$17.00 USD from The Body Shop

Philosophy Candy Cane Foaming Bubble Bath and Shower Gel

This ultra-rich, ultra-refreshing gel is formulated to invigorate the body and sense with its too good to be true peppermint infused scent.
$18.00 USD from

Tocca Cleopatra Crema da Corpo Body Cream

This sumptuously rich body cream combines the benefits of natural ingredients like cocoa and shea butter in three signature scents. It absorbs easily and leaves the skin soft and supple with a dewy glow.
$28.00 USD from Sephora

Sephora Girls Fizzing Bath Balls

Each of these delightfully-scented bath bombs instantly softens the bath water and the skin as it imparts a sweet, candy-like scent - and there's four to choose from: Little Darling (sweet strawberry), Funny Girl (ripe raspberry), Mischievous (yummy blackberry), and Dreamer (cooling cotton candy)
$4.00 USD from Sephora

Invent Your Scent - The Collection

A portable perfumery and one of our most popular gifts. Nine gorgeous fragrances, nine different scent personalities - just mix and match them to suit your mood. Perfect gift for fragrance lovers, glamour gals and teenagers.
$30.00 USD from The Body Shop

Carolina Herrera - 212

FRAGRANCE NOTES - light florals, musk undertones, soft powdery flowers as well as white flower notes of gardenia, jasmine, and lily of the valley.
$9.36 USD from

Aquolina - Pink Sugar


FRAGRANCE NOTES - cotton candy, caramel, raspberry, bergamot, licorice, poweder, fig leaves, orange, strawberry, and wood
$22.19 USD from

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Cellulite Be Gone!

Cellulite must be one of the worst things that can happen to a woman - don't you agree? It is hard to know who will get it as it is not caused just by fat but primarily from a lack of collagen in the skin. When the collagen weakens that is when you see the dimples - I know because I am one of thousands that have cellulite. I hate wearing shorts or a swimsuit as I have many, many dimples!

There are many products on the market that claim to reduce the appearance of cellulite, but how many are scientifically proven to work? DermaFirm has recently been launched and is proven to increase the production of collagen, creating smoother, toned skin on your legs. It has also been seen to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face.

How does it work? There are two key ingredients:
VCPMg which is a form of Vitamin C and is a strong anti-oxidant and booster of collagen production.
Retinyl Palmitate is a version of Vitamin A and helps to keep skin stay soft and plump. Retinyl palmitate readily penetrates into the epidermis and dermis to increase significantly the skins composition to increase collagen, skin thickness, and elasticity.

Eating well and exercise are always important but they cannot increase collagen. Collagen takes at least three months to really reach it's maximal level of production. It is suggested that you use DermaFirm twice a day and that an elevated collagen level can be seen as soon as six weeks.

My thoughts: The cream smells very nice - maybe a vanilla something? Not sure. It smooths over the skin and leaves it feeling velvety and not greasy at all. I tried it on my neck and my thighs and I do feel that my skins texture is beginning to improve. I think that after another month I will really see the difference.

Here's to better looking swinsuit body!

DermaFirm is available online and at select spas nationwide. For more information visit

Monday, November 27, 2006

Deliciously Glossy Lip Toppings

Open Sundaes have just launched their newest product - Deliciously Glossy Lip Toppings. These hydrating glosses come in 10 fun flavors such as Vanilla Sundae, Cherry on Top and Candy Cane.

I went and tried the Sugar Plum Lip Topping last week and found it to be very smooth and creamy when I applied it. The colour was a lovely sheer purple and it shimmered like crazy. It lasted for a good many hours and never made my lips feel dry or tight. They come in an easy to squeeze plastic tube that is great for throwing in your purse! I would definitely recommend these glosses.

Deliciously Glossy Lip Toppings may be worn alone or over any lip product for more drama.

$13.00 CDN