Monday, November 20, 2017

L'ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Haircare Collection to Pamper Your Holiday Tresses

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L'ANZA is among the professional salon haircare lines that I began using manymany years ago.As previously mentioned in these virtual pages, it was first introduced to me by my hairdresser back home (and I haven't lived in the Bay Area in years). Their Keratin Healing Oil collection is moisturizing and nourishing, and it fights frizz and greatly enhances manageability.

About L'ANZA,

L’ANZA is the international leader and pioneer in luxury hair care and color products designed to heal damage and restore hair from the inside out. One of the fastest-growing full-service independent professional hair care brands in the industry, it is now available in over 40 countries.

Salon-exclusive, cutting-edge L’ANZA products feature proprietary formulas based on a revolutionary breakthrough – the Keratin Healing System – as well as their exclusive Flower Shield Complex, which contains potent the same anti-fade protectors that flowers use for their own color protection. All L’ANZA shampoos, conditioners, treatments and progressive styling products incorporate this healing technology.

At the core of this progressive and visionary company is their green commitment for a healthy and sustainable Earth. L’ANZA uses recyclable materials as well as organic and wild-crafted botanicals, and does no animal testing. Products are gluten-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, sodium chloride-free, and L’ANZA is the only brand to include Triple UV Protection in their products to guard against UVA, UVB and UVC rays.
L'ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Shampoo ($42.00 for 10.1 oz. from Ulta): This delectably scented shampoo offers a satisfying lather, without stripping the hair, that thoroughly cleanses the hair. Only the smallest amount is needed for this moisturizing shampoo to gently and effectively pamper your tresses. In fact, this shampoo is gentle enough that I could use it every day on my naturally curly, dry hair.

According to L'ANZA,

Builds body and strength with super-concentrated healing actives. Heals hair with the Keratin Healing System, boosting strength and elasticity. Keratin protein reconstructs the inner layers of the hair to add body and bounce. Phyto IV Complex rehydrates hair so that it's soft and silky smooth.

Ingredients: Water/Eau (Aqua), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates/Vinyl Neodecanoate Crosspolymer, Cocamide MIPA, Cetrimonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Polyquaternium-22, Keratin Amino Acids, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Orbignya Speciosa Kernel Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Entada Phaseoloides Bark/Seed Extract, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Ceramide 2, Dimethiconol Meadowfoamate, Sodium PCA, Magnesium PCA, Zinc PCA, Manganese PCA, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Glycol Distearate, Laureth-4, Stearyl Alcohol, Myristic Acid, Silicone Quaternium-3, Trideceth-12, PEG-150 Distearate, Propylene Glycol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Buteth-3, Tributyl Citrate, Tris (Tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) Citrate, BHT, Methylchloroisothiazolinone Methylisothiazolinone, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene. May Contain: Sodium Hydroxide & Citric Acid.

L'ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Conditioner ($42.00 for 8.5 oz. from Ulta): This is a very concentrated hydrating conditioner that adds body and shine while fighting frizz and fly-aways. It leaves my curly hair soft, silky smooth and manageable. It has a warm and creamy aroma, but it is neither cloying, nor long-lasting.

According to L'ANZA,

Builds body and strength with super-concentrated healing actives. Heals hair with the Keratin Healing System, boosting strength and elasticity. Keratin protein reconstructs the inner layers of the hair to add body and bounce. Phyto IV Complex rehydrates hair so that it's soft and silky smooth.

Ingredients: Water/Eau (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycol Distearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Glycerin, Silicone Quaternium-3, Steartrimonium Chloride, Dimethicone PEG-8 Benzoate, Keratin Amino Acids, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Orbignya Speciosa Kernel Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Ceramide 2, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Dimethiconol Meadowfoamate, Sodium PCA, Magnesium PCA, Zinc PCA, Manganese PCA, Dimethicone, Polyether-1, Trideceth-12, BHT, Tris(Tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) Citrate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Methylpropanediol, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Buteth-3, Tributyl Citrate, Propoxytetramethyl Piperidinyl Dimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Bromide, Trideceth-6, C11-15 Pareth-7, Urea, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Magnesium Aspartate, Glycine, Alanine, Creatine, Propylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

L'ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Intensive Hair Masque ($51.00 for oz. for 7.1 oz. from HQHair.comBeauty ExpertLookfantastic.com and Fine Salons): This deeply moisturizing hair mask that was formulated to restore strength and resiliency, while boosting shine and moisture levels. It also fights frizz, and leaves my hair silky smooth and very manageable. It has a very pleasant nutty, fruity aroma.

According to L'ANZA,

The unique blend contains Abyssinian Flower Oil, Coffee Seed Oil, Acai Fruit Oil, and Babassu Kernel Oil which provide lightweight moisture and protection and keratin protein reconstructs the inner layers of the hair to add body, whilst the Phyto IV Complex rehydrates hair so that it’s soft and silky smooth.

L'Anza Keratin Healing Oil Intensive Hair Masque helps you to create a healthy shine for your hair. Perfect for all hair types, the masque builds body and adds strength to your hair with super-concentrated healing actives.

Features:
  • This deep intensive masque fortifies hair to restore strength & resiliency.
  • Replenishes optimal moisture while boosting elasticity and shine.
  • Free of sulfates, parabens, gluten and sodium chloride.
  • Stevia soothes skin and scalp.
  • Keratin protein reconstructs the inner layers of the hair to add body and bounce.
  • Contains Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant to renew damaged hair and restore essential lipids.
  • Phyto IV Complex rehydrates hair so that it’s soft and silky smooth.
  • Ideal for All Hair Types
L'ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray ($30.00 for 10.6 oz. from Ulta): is formulated to replenish vital Keratin Protein to boost hair’s volume. It is a firm hold, quick drying hair spray that delivers long-lasting, flexible control, and it also fights frizz and humidity. Furthermore, it is distinguished by its extended UV and hair color protection abilities, and it provides thermal protection for up to 500°F/260°C. It leaves hair touchable, rather than crunchy, and with an enviable shine. It has a light, nondescript scent that fades quickly.

According to L'ANZA,

L'anza's Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray replenishes vital keratin protein to boost hair's volume and strength. Contains L'anza's breakthrough Phyto IV complex, a special blend of four botanical oils: Abyssinian flower oil, coffee seed oil, acai fruit oil, babassu kernel oil. This lightweight, color-protecting formula provides advanced UV and thermal protection. Leaves hair touchable with a brilliant shine. Provides thermal protection up to 500 F.

Features:
  • Replenishes vital Keratin Protein to boost hair’s volume.
  • Extended UV and haircolor protection
  • Provides Thermal Protection up to 500 ̊F/260 ̊C.
Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butyla-Minoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Keratin Amino Acids, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Orbignya Speciosa Kernel Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Dimethiconol Meadowfoamate, Sodium PCA, Magnesium PCA, Zinc PCA, Manganese PCA, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Benzophenone-3, Triethyl Citrate, PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Amp-Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool.

L'ANZA Keratin Oil Healing Hair Plumper ($42.00 for 4.5 oz. from Ulta): is a hair plumper that fattens up hair strands without weighing it down. It gives hair a fullness, density and definition that fine hair lacks, and yet hair remains flexible with a natural bounce.  The aroma is punctuated by a pleasant, mild sweetness, but it fades quickly.

According to L'ANZA,

Can be applied to both dry or damp hair to plump, define & separate. Fast-drying and flake-free. Ultra long-lasting, firm hold. Frizz-free and humidity resistant. Extraordinary volume and shine. Adds instant shine. UV Protection for haircolor protection.

Keratin protein reconstructs the inner layers of the hair to add body and bounce. Phyto IV Complex rehydrates hair so that it’s soft and silky smooth.

Features:
  • Instantly plumps & bulks-up hair
  • Delivers pronounced thickness, fullness & density
  • Fattens hair strands to provide a robust appearance
  • Defines & separates
  • Easy-to-apply aerosol spray
  • Control factor: 4 of 10
  • Ideal for All Hair Types
Directions: Hold 5-8 inches (15-20 cm) from hair. Spray as desired styling and finishing results.

Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Methacryloyl Ethyl Betaine/Acrylates Copolymer, Water/Eau (Aqua), Polyamide-3, Keratin Amino Acids, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Orbignya Speciosa Kernel Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Mannan, Sericin, Xylitol, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Dimethiconol Meadowfoamate, Sodium PCA, Magnesium PCA, Zinc PCA, Manganese PCA, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Benzophenone-3, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyquaternium-7, Cetrimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Chloride, Sodium Phosphate, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone.

L'ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Combing Cream ($47.00 for oz. from Beauty Expert, Look Fantastic and HQhair): If you need a product to effectively fight frizz and fly-aways while enhancing manageability and adding some last-step moisture to your tresses, then this combing cream is a great choice. For my curly hair, I always require a leave-in conditioner (applied before combing or brushing), and this Combing Cream satisfies this need perfectly. It has a warm nutty aroma that is both subtle and unobtrusive. It looks and feels like a creamy, milky lotion and adds much needed moisture to hair.

According to L'ANZA,

Achieve frizz-free, silky soft locks with the L'Anza combing cream. Suitable for all hair types, this healing oil contains keratin protein extract which works alongside a phyto IV complex to rehydrate and reconstruct the hair. It reduces flyaways to give an anti-frizz effect and is a must have addition to your hair care regime.

Directions for use:
  • To use Combing Cream, apply to damp or dry hair
  • Comb or brush the hair
  • Blow dry or allow to air dry
  • Style as desired
L'ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment ($45.00 for 3.4 oz. from Ulta): This hair oil provides hair with manageability, unprecedented shine and leaves it remarkably soft and silky smooth. I simply add a small amount to damp hair, and it allows me to comb or brush out my hair with ease, and that is no small accomplishment for naturally curly hair. This oil have a light, slightly sweet aroma, but it does fade soon after application.

According to L'ANZA,

L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment builds body and strength with concentrated healing actives while replenishing optimal moisture while restoring elasticity and shine. An ultra-healing blend of Keratin Protein and Phyto IV Complex combine to leave hair incredibly soft and smooth with a healthy, radiant shine. Ideal for all hair types and free of sulfates, parabens, gluten and sodium chloride.

Features:
  • Builds body & strength with concentrated healing actives
  • Replenishes optimal moisture while restoring elasticity & shine
  • Free of sulfates, parabens, gluten and sodium chloride.
  • Provides Thermal Protection up to 500 F.
  • Ideal for All Hair Types
Directions: Works best after shampooing with Keratin Healing Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. While hair is still wet, gather dime size and add to hair. Style as desired.

Ingredients: Water/Eau (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Polyether-1, Glycerin, Steartrimonium Chloride, Dimethicone PEG-8 Benzoate Keratin Amino Acids, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Orbignya Speciosa Kernel Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Ceramide 2, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Dimethiconol Meadowfoamate, Sodium PCA, Magnesium PCA, Zinc PCA, Manganese PCA, Mica, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide, TBHQ, N-Hexadecanol, Silicone Quaternium -3, Trideceth-12, BHT, Tris(Tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) Citrate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Methylpropanediol, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Buteth-3, Tributyl Citrate.

Overall Assessment: L'ANZA makes so many first-rate salon haircare products, and the Keratin Healing Oil collection is definitely one of my favorites.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sonäge Skincare Vitality Nourishing Facial Oil Giveaway #Sonage #Giveaway

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In honor of Lola's Secret Beauty Blog's 6th Anniversary, Sonäge Skincare is offering their incredible Vitality Nourishing Facial Oil to one lucky loyal LSBB reader! #Repost

Sonäge Skincare Vitality Nourishing Facial Oil is a very nourishing, antioxidant-rich lightweight and fast absorbing face oil that is exceedingly hydrating. Skin is left soft, smooth, supple, luminous and fine lines appear diminished in size. The aromatic blend of oils is calming and very pleasant, but the natural scent is neither overpowering, nor does it linger.

According to Sonäge Skincare,

Sonäge /sôn•äge/ (n) derived from the French expression, “Bien porter son âge,” which translates to, “To look good for one’s age.” But our mission goes beyond that. Sonäge advocates a holistic lifestyle, changing the way we treat our bodies to feel good for our age.

Couture blend of 10 essential oils derived from flowers and botanicals. Leaves your skin hydrated and glowing and relieves stress, a much needed two for one bonus.

Features:
  • Good for All Skin Types
  • Dry oil protects from free radicals
  • Antioxidants and omega acids for intense hydration
  • Illuminates, tightens facial contours
  • Great safety rating by EWG
Directions: Cleanse skin with Hydrating Cleanser and follow with Hydrating Rinse. Massage a few drops of Vitality Nourishing Facial Oil on face, neck and décolleté until absorbed. Follow with day or night crème.

PARABEN FREE, BOTANICAL INGREDIENTS, NON-COMEDOGENIC, CRUELTY-FREE, MADE IN USA.

Ingredients and Their Attributes:
Argan Oil: Healing, soothing, moisturizing.
Marula Oil: Moisturizing, non-comedogenic.
Lavender Oil: Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, calming, healing.
Cypress Oil: Antiseptic, healing, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial.
Geranium Oil: Anti-aging, promotes cell growth, anti-inflammatory.
Rosemary Oil: Stimulates cell renewal, anti-bacterial, circulatory stimulant.
Willow Leaf Extract: Anti-aging, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, antioxidant.
Ginkgo Biloba Leaf: Antioxidant, improves circulation, antibacterial.
Sunflower Oil: Moisturizing, rich in nutrients and antioxidants, essential fatty acids maintain skin barrier.
Overall Assessment: A truly lovely face oil, and a wonderful giveaway to help celebrate the beginning of Lola's Secret Beauty Blog's 7th year! Thank you, Sonäge for helping us celebrate!

$34.00 for 0.5 oz. from Sonäge (Unaffiliated Links).
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GIVEAWAY for Lola's Secret Beauty Blog's 6th Anniversary:

One lucky 🍀 Lola's Secret Beauty Blog reader will win a Sonäge Vitality Nourishing Facial Oil  ($34.00 value). Winner selected at random, and the gift will be sent by Sonäge.  Fake accounts will be disqualified. US Only. Ends Wednesday, December 6 at midnight PST.

Instagram Giveaway Rules:
1) Follow Lola's Secret Beauty Blog on Instagram @lolaseicento
2) Follow Sonäge Skincare @sonageskincare
3) Like the Instagram post
4) Leave a comment on Instagram
5) Tag a minimum of 2 people in your Instagram comment.
6) Use hashtags: #lolassecret #lolassecretbeautyblog #sonageskincare
7) For extra chances to win, repost this picture and use the hashtags listed above.
@sonageskincare is generously helping Lola's Secret Beauty Blog celebrate 🎉 It's 6th anniversary by offering one lucky 🍀 LSBB reader a Sonage Skincare Vitality Nourishing Facial Oil!! This lightweight and fast absorbing face oil is ultra-nourishing and suitable for all types of skin! If you want gorgeous glowing skin, you will want to try this beautiful oil! . One lucky Lola's Secret Beauty Blog reader will win a Sonage Vitality Nourishing Facial Oil. Winner selected at random, and the gift will be sent by Sonage. Fake accounts will be disqualified. US addresses Only. Ends Wednesday, December 6 at midnight PST. . GIVEAWAY Rules: 1) Follow Lola's Secret Beauty Blog on Instagram @lolaseicento 2) Follow Sonage Skincare @sonageskincare 3) Like this post 4) Leave a comment below 5) Tag a minimum of 2 people in your comment below 6) Use hashtags: #lolassecret #lolassecretbeautyblog #sonageskincare 7) For extra chances to win, repost this pictures, tag @lolaseicento and @sonageskincare use the hashtags above. . Good luck to you! A very special thank you to @sonageskincare for your generosity, and for celebrating our 6th anniversary! #giveaway #prsample #sonage #skincare #ecobeauty #sonageskincare #bblogger #bbloggers #lola #lolassecret #lolaseicento #lolassecretbeautyblog #bloganniversary #lsbb
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Beauty Spotlight Team Week in Review

If you're on the fence about the new Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette, read Prime Beauty's review and check out the swatches!

Curious about Charlotte Tilbury foundations? Or the new limited edition Instant Eye Palette. Check out Polarbelle's Get Ready With Me video featuring a The Makeup Show LA haul.

Pammy Blogs Beauty is embarking on some skincare device testing with the Labelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula from Trophy Skin. Find out how she is liking it so far!

Stacie from Makeup Obsessed Mom tried the new It Cosmetics Life Changing Eye and Cheek palette. See what she thinks and go enter to win one of these for yourself too.

It is no secret that Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is especially impressed by, and in love with, African Botanics luxury green skincare, and is therefore enthusiastically sharing a few of their brand new skincare gems. These luxe masterpieces are the perfect way to ring in the new year with healthy skincare products.

Ever heard of a booster for eye creams? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty discovered Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Eye Concentrate, and loves what this unique eye pretreatment does to firm her lids and help her eye cream work better!

Just in time for holiday season Sally Hansen has created an Enchanted Gem nail collection. Beauty Info Zone shares two of the rich shades with love.

Don't think you have time for a little at home spa pampering? Aveeno has the solution and Christa from Realizing Beauty shares how we can find a little moment for me.

It's Party Time at Beauty Judy. Judy wants to know which of the beautiful Zoya Party Girls polishes is your favorite.

Jen aka The Jedi Wife shares with us a great holiday gift idea that is a spin off from the traditional body wash: a body wash infused buffer! If you’re stuck trying to come up with ideas for your favorite bathing beauties, or you just want that little something extra to make your gift extra special, a visit with Spongellé just may be what Santa ordered!

Beauty isn't just skin deep. It starts from within. Taneja's Bride shares her experience with Nature Made Adult Gummies and shares 3 simple steps to maintaining ourselves.

15 Minute Beauty is sharing her Christmas Beauty Wishlist, what's on your list?

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Boxwalla December Beauty Box Theme and Spoiler Alert: A Brief History of Timeless Things #Boxwalla

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Boxwalla enthusiasts know that their green beauty boxes are an extraordinary value, and that the products themselves are nothing short of spectacular. Their carefully curated beauty boxes are a tremendous value, with steep discounts, and feature truly covet-worthy luxury organic beauty products. December Beauty Box Theme & Spoiler...

The Theme for December is: A Brief History of Timeless Things. Each product in the December Beauty Box is a portal to travel through time and space, with ingredients that have been part of ancient cultures.

The December Beauty Box will contain three products with a total retail value of $134.00:
The first product in this box is Australian brand, Lepaar Skin's most precious offering: 24 K Precious Oil ($60.00):

According to Boxwalla,

This luxurious facial serum created by Johanna Everingham tells stories that began 5000 years ago. It is crafted with impeccably sourced ingredients, each chosen for its specific benefits to the skin : Tasmanian calendula, Daintree vanilla bean, papaya seed oil from India, seabuckthorn fruit and seed oil from Germany, pomegranate seed oil from Israel, raspberry and blueberry seed oils, two kinds of frankincense: from Somalia and Oman , two kinds of myrrh : from Somalia and Namibia, certified cosmetic grade, non-nano 24 K gold from a family owned company in Germany. 

Notes from Me: This is just a beautiful day time oil serum as it is full of antioxidants and sun-protecting ingredients.Johanna has designed this serum/oil to be regenerative, exfoliating, moisturizing, replenishing and as a 'do it all', for all skin types and for any time of the year.
The second product in this box is Spanish brand, Dafna's Skincare's Eye Care ($66.00):

According to Boxwalla,

This unusual under-eye treatment has been formulated by Dafna Shaham as a serum-in-lotion for the delicate eye area. Ayurveda meets Biotechnology to create a treatment that is uniquely effective and fast absorbing. Chicory Oligosaccharides and natural peptides stimulate collagen production and synthesis. Additionally the chicory oligosaccharides are injected into a 3D matrix that allows its sequential delivery to the skin under the eyes. This leads to an immediate lifting effect as well as a long term hydration and firmness to the delicate skin under the eyes. Aloe hydrates the skin, Rosehip reduces the appearance of fine lines, calendula extract reduces puffiness, hibiscus extract inhibits the breakdown of elastine keeping the skin elastic and soft. Eye care also wears beautifully under makeup as it is cream based rather than oil based.

Notes From me: You need the tiniest amount of this, barely half a pump. Using your forefinger or ring finger, you tap it into the skin under the eye area. Dafna recommends tapping vs massaging the product in, as it helps it absorb better and ensures that not too much product is used. I also find that tapping a small amount works beautifully and works very effectively to brighten, smooth and de-puff the under eye area.
The third product in this box is U.S brand (Seattle) Rebel & Mercury's candle (custom travel tin, $8.00):

According to Boxwalla,

The chosen scent is Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, and is made completely with only essential oils and absolutes, in a proprietary base of a soy-free, palm-free coconut wax blend with a lead-free cotton wick. 

This best-selling scent is a warm blanket of a scent, with top notes of sweet orange that segues into clove, cinnamon  nutmeg and hints of cardamom. Beautifully enveloping, with a lovely throw, it is just perfect for winter and the holiday season

Nikki Sherritt, the creator of Rebel and Mercury (formerly Gabriel's Aunt) is something of a pioneer in the field of natural candle making and has been making natural candles for years, both for her own brand as well as for other brands.

Notes from me: I first tried Nikki's candles around eight or so years ago and fell completely in love. Her scents are complex and addictive. So much so, that with some of the scents, I sometimes dip my fingers into the wax and use it as solid perfume. 
$49.95 from Boxwalla (Affiliate Links).
To order your Boxwalla November Beauty Box visit: www.theboxwalla.com 
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MOP Haircare Picks for the Holidays

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Given that we are in the midst of the holiday season, I thought that I would feature some fantastic haircare products that make easy work of holiday hairstyles. MOP, Modern Original Perspective, is a wonderful salon haircare brand that I have been using for quite a while, and its botanical-infused formulas are both effective and a pleasure to use.

About MOP Products,

For over 15 years, MOP® has been making some of the best products available in salons. Our mission from the beginning has always been to make products that use the best ingredients while never sacrificing our Modern Original Performance. What does this mean… well, it simply means that we will never sacrifice performance for the latest ingredient fad, but we always want to make our clients feel good about what they use on their heads. That is why we use vegetable and fruit derived ingredients, botanicals and natural extracts wherever possible in our formulas. It also means that we never test our products on animals and that wherever possible we try to make all of our formulas Vegan. We know that this is a Modern Original Perspective and we hope that you will embrace it too.
MOP Orange Peel Molding Cream ($22.00 for 2.6 oz. from MOP): This molding cream, with its orange aroma, is a perfect pick for short hair styles that need fantastic hold. It offers hair added texture without flaking or breaking down during the course of the day. My husband loves this molding cream!

According to MOP,

Orange Peel Molding Cream is used for separation and hold that won’t break down throughout the day. Licorice and Orange Peel produce a textured look that adds depth and a matte finish to create a modern style.
MOP Basil Mint Clay ($22.00 from MOP): This firm hold styling clay can be used on wet or dry hair, offers impressive hold, and never flakes. It is extremely concentrated, and therefore I recommend a less is more approach. It has a wonderful aroma that is equal parts mint and basil. This is another styling favorite for my husband.

According to MOP,

Looking for a versatile firm hold styling product with a matte finish? MOP Basil Mint Clay is your dream come true. Basil Mint Clay delivers a strong hold that lasts all day and night. A small amount goes a long, long way. Apply Clay to wet or dry hair to create a variety of different holds and styles. You can also use the MOP Clay to piece out ends or to add texture where needed. The possibilities are endless.
MOP C-System Firm Finish Hairspray ($24.00 for 10 oz. from MOP): If you are seeking an eco-friendly hairspray, with a delectable citrus aroma, then this is a special product worthy of your attention. It offers firm hold, and it neither leaves hair crunchy, nor does it flake.

According to MOP,

This eco-friendly, zero-impact aerosol spray delivers a firm and lasting hold for all hair types. Our proprietary citrus fragrance is absolutely heavenly. Contains fruit and citrus extracts for optimal hold, anti-oxidant support and UV protection. Humidity resistant.

MOP Volume Whip ($22.00 for 8 oz. from MOP): If you love high quality hair mousses that offer medium hold, touchable hair and a wonderful aroma, then this aromatic lemongrass scented mousse is a great find. It leaves hair soft, voluminous, conditioned and shiny. I am obsessed with this mousse.

According to MOP,

Big and bouncy hair has never been so easily achieved. MOP Lemongrass Volume Whip creates moveable volume with a medium hold. Lemongrass adds volume while Grape Seed Oil adds strength, conditioning and shine. Natural UV protectors fight damage from heat styling and help to preserve color.
MOP® Lemongrass Volume Shampoo ($20.00 for 8.45 oz. from MOP): This delectably aromatic lemongrass shampoo gently cleanses hair, removes product build-up without stripping, and it leaves hair shiny and more full.

According to MOP,

Lemongrass, Chamomile and vegetable derived cleansing agents help fine hair to be fuller, shinier and healthier. Gently softens and soothes the follicle while controlling buildup of excess oil.

Overall Assessment: MOP is a really great haircare brand that is definitely worth trying.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sephora VIB 20% Off Sale Ends Tomorrow! Check Out My Order!

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Here are a few more recent luxury brands now available at Sephora: LA MERJo Malone LondonChristian LouboutinRMS BeautyTOM FORD BeautyVernon Francois and Youth to the People. Check out all of the New Arrivals HERE (Affiliate Links).
Here's my order:

$34.00

SIZE 0.20 oz/ 6 mLITEM 1833524
COLOR: 11

$36.00

SIZE 0.20 oz/ 5.67 gITEM 1902568
COLOR: Sublime

$25.00

SIZE 1 oz/ 30 mLITEM 1540426

$98.00

SIZE 0.14 oz/ 4 gITEM 1978022
COLOR: The Goodness

$30.00

SIZE 0.15 oz/ 4.3 gITEM 1725381
COLOR: Very Charming

$36.00

SIZE 0.28 oz/ 8 gITEM 1977511

$42.00


$38.00

SIZE 0.17 oz/ 4.82 gITEM 1902659
COLOR: Demure

$36.00

SIZE 0.14 oz/ 4 gITEM 1978113
COLOR: Identity

$30.00



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