Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Week – The Mall in Columbia

Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Week started on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at The Mall in Columbia.  I attended the event because I love beauty products and wanted to learn more about the cosmetics brands featured.

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The event (taking place now) specializes in providing promotions such as Oxygen Facials, Hand & Arm Massages, and tips for achieving the perfect Blow Out.  To conclude the week, Nordstrom will present a live interactive morning talk show with a special guest panel!

Visit the online site to register for the Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Week near your location.

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Hair and Beauty Trends – SS16 Catwalk Low Ponytail

The runways at the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week not only showed us amazing upcoming fashion trends but also hair and beauty trends! One hair trend that dominated the SS16 catwalks was the sleek low ponytail. It’s such a chic, clean look and easy to re-create at home!

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Spring/Summer 2016 Runway

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Ciara Sleek Ponytail

To get this look, first apply a dime sized amount of Philip B Drop Dead Straightening Baume ($24) to damp hair. This heat activated formula will leave your hair sleek and frizz free.

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Before applying heat, spray hair with a generous amount of Philip B Thermal Protection Spray ($25) to elevate shine and prevent heat damage and split ends.

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Next, blow dry hair with John Frieda by Conair Full Volume Dryer ($49.99) while using the John Frieda by Conair Sleek Finish Vent Brush ($12.99)  to smooth out hair and reduce frizz.

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When hair is completely dry, smooth over with John Frieda by Conair Sleek Finish 1-in Flat Iron ($49.99) transform lifeless strands into smooth sleek strands.

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Finally, pull hair back into a low pony tail using a Scunci Heathered Comfy Elastic ($3.99) (any color of your choice) to keep it in place and finish with a light spray of KMS FREESHAPE 2-in-1 styling + finishing spray ($20.99) to lock in the style.

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Jennifer Lopez Low Ponytail
Jennifer Lopez Low Ponytail

Alterna Haircare Caviar Moisture Intense Collection

Introducing the Alterna Haircare Caviar Moisture Intense collection for thick, dry, coarse hair. Formulated with Abyssinian Oil, these luxury products provide the ultimate hydration to parched strands.  The collection features the FIRST luxury pre-shampoo treatment.

Alterna Haircare Caviar Moisture Intense Oil Crème Pre-Shampoo Treatment (MRSP $30 at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, alternahaircare.com and salons worldwide): A luxurious pre-shampoo treatment that deeply moisturizes to revitalize dehydrated strands, leaving hair cashmere soft and shiny. Boosts the performance of shampoo and conditioner to leave hair cashmere soft and shiny, binds the conditioning agents in conditioners, allowing it to better hydrate hair and repels minerals present in water to defend against build up.

 

Alterna Haircare Caviar Moisture Intense Oil Crème Shampoo (MSRP $32 at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, alternahaircare.com and salons worldwide): A low-lather oil-based cleanser that gently removes dirt and oils. Features an innovative oil-based texture transforms to an anti-aging crème with water. The Abyssinian Oil binds to surface impurities and bad oils on the hair to gently cleanse without stripping parched hair of much needed moisture. It gently cleanses impurities, smoothes raised cuticles on dry hair strands, replenishes intense moisture and transforms dry hair to supremely soft and smooth.

 

Alterna Haircare Caviar Moisture Intense Oil Crème Deep Conditioner (MSRP $32 at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, alternahaircare.com and salons worldwide): An intense deep conditioner that penetrates and hydrates even the driest hair types to transform coarse hair into soft and smooth. Provides the level of conditioning of a masque, but can be used with every wash like a standard conditioner. It penetrates hair to deeply condition, smoothes raised cuticles on dry hair strands, replenishes intense moisture and transforms dry hair to supremely soft and smooth.

 

Drugstore Beauty Buys on a Budget

There’s no better place to find quality beauty treasures than at the drugstore – who doesn’t love a good deal? From lotions and shampoos to oils and frizz serums, we’ve rounded up six drugstore favorites that won’t break the bank and are sure to make you look like a million bucks!

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See below for these tried and true drugstore beauty musts:

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula – $5.50

  • Provide deep hydration all over with this velvety soft formula that locks in moisture leaving skin smooth, supple and beautiful!

Loved by Candice Swanepoel, Jennifer Lopez and Katy Perry

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La Bella Los Caballos Shampoo and Conditioner – $3.99

  • Relieve dry and damaged hair with this enriched Coconut and Olive Oil formula for soft revitalized locks!

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil – $10.95

  • Perfect skin with this advanced multi-purpose product for all over the body use that helps to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, dry and damaged skin, uneven skin tone and fine lines and wrinkles!

Zero Frizz Keratin Corrective Serum – $7.99

  • Eliminate frizz and flyaways and protect color-treated hair for longer, lustrous color and shine! 

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick – $3.50

  • Moisturize and soothe dry, cracked, chapped lips and provide on-the-spot help for marks and blemishes!

La Bella Cosmetic Gel with Snail Extract – $7.49

  • Accelerates skin cell reproduction and hydrate and heal skin wounds and blemishes!

Taylor Schilling – EMMYS with John Frieda Hair Care

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THE LOOK: Modern elegance.

INSPIRATION: John Frieda International Creative Consultant Harry Josh gave Taylor Schilling an elegant, voluminous look for tonight’s EMMYS, “Taylor’s dress has a bohemian Grecian vibe and strong color so we thought it would be cool to take something classic and make it more modern – the volume on the sides gives a contemporary pyramid shape and the relaxed waves evoke glamour,” he says.

Here is his step-by-step breakdown:

  • To begin, Harry applied John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Building Mousse on towel dried hair for maximum volume and width.
  • Then, Harry loosely blow dried sections of her hair with a round brush.
  • After blow drying, he used the Harry Josh Pro Tools 2-in-1 Ceramic Marcel Curling Iron to create waves – making sure to wrap the hair around the iron in the same direction.
  • Once the curls set, he finished off the look with John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Day Hold Hairspray to give the hair some shine and to keep it from falling flat.
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Target Beauty Box Launch – Fall 2015

Love sampling the latest beauty products?  Apparently lots of people do which is why Target announced the release of another much-anticipated Beauty Box on September 8th!  This Beauty Box goes for $7 and will more than likely sell out in a few days.

Target Beauty Box includes:

Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner:
Lightweight spray offers a protective barrier against damage for fragile, color-treated or relaxed hair.
Retail value: $3.99 – Sample size included in box

Curls Créme Brule Whipped Curl Cream:
A cream styler that defines, de-frizzes, and moisturizes tresses, leaving curls soft without hold.
Retail value: $2.99 – Sample size included in box

Dove Quench Absolute Crème Serum:
A lightweight, fast-absorbing serum that tames frizz and keeps curls defined.
Retail value: $5.99 – Full Size included in box

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil:
Oil-based lotion restores moisture and shine to color treated or chemically processed hair.
Retail value: $3.99 – Sample size included in box

Aquaphor Healing Ointment:
Multipurpose ointment helps soothe and protect dry, chapped or irritated skin.
Retail value: $1.99 – Sample size included in box

Colgate® Optic White® Platinum Express™ White Toothpaste:
Breakthrough formula whitens teeth in just three days, with best results after 4 weeks.
Retail value: $1.00 – Sample size included in box

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Ubiquitous Hair and Health Trade Show 2015

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The second annual Ubiquitous Hair and Health Trade Show, (UHHTS) Where Relaxed Meets Natural Hair, will take place in Washington, DC on August 22nd (11am-7pm) and August 23 (11am-6pm) at the Washington, DC Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001. The first and only show that speaks directly to the Relaxed and Natural Woman’s wants and needs, the Ubiquitous Woman. The trade show will consist of two days of entertainment, hair, health, beauty and lifestyle brands to inspire African American Wom​e​n.

The main stage will showcase powerhouse women to inspire and entertain:  The talent rooster includes Grammy Nominated R&B Artist, LEDISI, International R&B Singer and Author, Chanté Moore, Celebrity Hair Stylist and Star of WeTv’s LA Hair, Kim Kimble, Co-Pastor Mia Wright, of Fountain of Praise, Houston, TX, Maurette-Brown Clark, Stellar Award Winner & Gospel Recording Artist. The recipient of the 2016 Ubiquitous Woman of the Year Award is given to a woman that has made significant contribution to her community and leaves an imprint everywhere she goes. Come see who she is!

As a hot new addition in 2015, the show introduces the Ubiquitous MAN CAVE, An Experience Lounge, developed “Exclusively for Men.”  Hosted by the gorgeous songstress Chanté Moore, Author of “Will I Marry Me? Guests engage in pool, play, and relaxation on their own terms in the Man Cave.

The Exhibit Hall and Show Official Partners will boast some of the leading-edge brands in hair, health, beauty and lifestyle industries. Show Official Sponsors include Milani, ORS (formerly Organic Root Stimulator), WeTV, Luster Products, Crème of Nature, Hype Hair and Juicy Magazines, WHUR 96.3 Radio and DC Metro. The UHHTSencourages attendees to Keep DC Clean and take the Metrorail to the show. (Mt. Vernon / 7th Street & DC Convention Center Station)

 MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Ubiquitous Hair & Health Trade Show held on August 22 and August 23, 2015 at the Washington, DC Convention Center. For more information, call 888-519-7711 or visit www.ubiqutousshairandhealthtradeshow.com. Connect and engage with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter /UbiquitousTrade. #UBITRADE2015

 ABOUT THE UBIQUITOUS HAIR & HEALTH TRADE SHOW (UHHTS)

Produced by GBL Sales, Inc., a U.S. Marketing & Sales HBA Corporation. UHHTS is the brainchild of Germaine Bold-Leftridge, President & Founder of both properties (GBL Sales, Inc. & UHHTS). Ubiquitous Hair & Health Trade Show, Where Relaxed Meets Natural, is the first and only show that speaks directly to the Relaxed and Natural Woman’s wants and needs, the UbiquitousWoman. The event will consist of two days of entertainment, hair, health, beauty and lifestyle brands to inspire African American Women.

Amazon Prime Day – Exclusive Deals on Electronics, Clothing, and More

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Mark your calendar! Prime Day is right around the corner,Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

What is Prime Day?

More deals than Black Friday, exclusive for Prime members.

Prime Day is a one-day shopping event on July 15, 2015, with more deals than Black Friday. Prime members can shop exclusive deals from electronics, toys, video games, movies, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports and outdoor items and more.

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Prime Day is a global shopping event, offering more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members. On Wednesday, July 15 new and existing members will be able to shop thousands of Lightning Deals, Deals of the Day, and will receive unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping. Members will find deals starting at midnight PDT, with new deals starting throughout the day, as often as every ten minutes. Not a Prime member? Try Prime today and get immediate access to deals on July 15.

Prime members can find deals on products across categories including electronics, toys, video games, movies, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports and outdoor items and more. Members will enjoy deals on items perfect for summer adventures, their to-do list, family road trips, back to school supplies, and everyday essentials. Prime members can shop on any device, including smartphones and tablets and enjoy deals anytime, and anywhere.

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Mineral Fusion Store Event – Annapolis MD

MINERAL FUSION TO HOST IN-STORE ROAD SHOW AT WHOLE FOODS IN

Annapolis, MD

WHAT: Whole Foods Market in Annapolis will be hosting a Mineral Fusion Road Show while offering customers 40% off of all Mineral Fusion Products including skin, hair, body, nail care and cosmetics. Enjoy complimentary makeup applications from passionate and experienced makeup artists in the natural cosmetics industry while exploring all that Mineral Fusion has to offer.

WHO: Based in Denver, CO., Mineral Fusion™ launched in 2006, and has since then become the leading natural cosmetics and personal care brand. Its innovative collection of antioxidant-enhanced, mineral-rich cosmetics, hair care, body care, skincare, and most recently, nail-care products are infused with active ingredients that deliver wide-ranging benefits of minerals to revitalize, nourish and protect. All of the products within the Mineral Fusion portfolio are safe for all skin types, eco-friendly and free of gluten, parabens, SLS, phthalates, artificial colors and synthetic fragrances, 100% Vegetarian, and most are 100% Vegan.

WHEN: Friday, July 31st – Sunday, August 5th

WHERE: Whole Foods Market
200 Harker Place Ste 100
Annapolis, MD

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Summer Season Hydrating Hair Products and Video

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We all know that Summer is the season to have fun in the sun and to look cool by the pool. But ladies, it’s time to be savvy with hydrating hair products in the season where you’re bound to do the most damage to your strands!

Macadamia Professional, RUSK, Cantu and Smooth ‘N Shine offer stellar treatments and masks  that infuse moisture and ultra hydration to your hair, defend against the heat and chlorine and provide long lasting shine!

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Smooth ‘N Shine Olive & Tea Tree RevivOil Deep Recovery Conditioner  ($1.99, Wal-Mart)


This little miracle packet is a must-have for damaged, over-processed hair. This lightweight formula, which includes a perfect balance of olive and tea tree oils, can be applied daily to rebuild strength, moisturize, and shine. The end result is healthy, recovered tresses.

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Cantu Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream ($7.99; Wal-Mart)

This miracle mask is formulated for dry or coarse hair and is infused with 100% pure Argan Oil. Cantu Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream stops and mends hair breakage while leaving hair soft, shiny, and manageable.

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RUSK Deepshine Color Repair Restorative Masque ($15.00; ULTA)

This masque deeply penetrates the cuticle to help strengthen and repair damaged, stressed hair. Contains bio-marine ingredients and a patented UV-absorbing technology with antioxidant-rich vitamin E acetate to help shield hair color against damaging sun-generated free radicals, a leading cause of accelerated hair color fadage.

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NEW! Macadamia Professional Ultra Rich Moisture Masque ($36.00; MacadamiaHair.com)

Macadamia Professional Ultra Rich Moisture masque provides nourishment to dry, damaged hair and strengthens the individual hair strands to help repair and defend against future damage. Hydration is locked in and hair is left healthy, shiny and restored. With Macadamia Oil, Argan Oil and Shea Butter this masque is great for coarse to coiled hair!

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