More cutting power

Keyword: Washi, shears, triple

Whoa!!  This is a serious hair cutting tool, huh?  According to Washi, this three blade shear creates three times the cutting power. Your hair cuts will definitely go quicker with this guy. Imagine point cutting? You’ll be done in no time with this beauty! It all snaps together so you can have your choice of blades. Check out Washi’s website for more interesting tools!



An American Icon

 

Keyword: great lash, mascara, maybelline

It’s time to celebrate! And who better to celebrate with than Maybelline and my faaaaaavorite mascara ever! I think almost any make-up artist will agree with me on that. Great Lash has been a mascara icon since 1971!!  I wasn’t even born yet people!!! In honor of celebration, Maybelline has teamed up with Target to release three limited edition tubes designed by famous designers Max Azria, Tracey Reese, and Vivienne Tam. The funky designs will be exclusive in the Target store and at www.target.com

Now, if I had to choose I would say my favorite design is the one by Max Azria. I’m a sucker for the old, lacy, vintage look. Tell us which one you like the best! And feel free to send us photos of you using your very own limited edition Great Lash!



Learning the basics to nail care

Keyword: nail polish, fake nails, nail care, chipping polish

For the last 15 years of my life I have been getting my nails done with tips and silk wraps.  I never imagined my hands without them.  However, I recently had no time to get a fill-in and soon all my nails popped off.  I decided to give my nails a break for a while and keep them more natural.  I also figured this was a good way to save some money since we have begun house hunting, and paying off a wedding!

 

I wrote an article a few weeks ago about having bumps on my nails after polishing them.  Turns out that I literally have to let every coat of polish completely dry before doing the next.  It takes me ALL DAY to paint my nails this way, but it works! Naturally after all the time it take me to paint them, I hate to see them chip after a day or two. Here are some ways to help keep the polish on your nails!

- Clean nails are key!  After filing, make sure to wash with warm soapy water. This will get rid of some of the natural oils on your nails.  It also helps if you use a polish remover right before painting!

- Use a base coat. It will help the color adhere to the nail better.

-Paint in thin layers and wait for each layer to dry before the next.  Like mentioned earlier, this does take a while, but it does work!

- Top coats are key!  They will help keep polish in place.  Make sure to get as close to the edges as possible.  That is where chipping begins!! You can apply a top coat about every other day.

Follow these tips and your polish will last almost double what it normally does!  Also, I have learned that if you do notice chipping, simply file the nail where the polish chipped to smooth it out, then repaint them with the matching color, add your top coat and you’re done.  No need to take it all off and start over again!



Milla Jovovich releases a fragrance

Keyword: milla jovovich, avon, city rush

There is a new face in AVON!  Model and actress Milla Jokovich now has her very own fragrance, City Rush for Her.  Other faces of Avon include Reese Witherspoon, Christy Turlington-Burns, Patrick Dempsey, Courtney Cox, Hervé Leger and Christian Lacroix.

 

According to the Daily Mail- “The fragrance, which will be released in October, is described by Avon as having top notes of bergamot, plum and crisp ivy greens, middle notes of seductive black dahlia, rose and orchid, and base notes of creamy woods, patchouli flower and silky musk notes. ”

 

City Rush for Her launches October 2012 and will be available to buy from Avonshop.co.uk

 

 

 



OPI releases new line in time for July 3 release of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

Keywords: opi, nail polish, spider-man, the amazing spider-man, spider man preview

 

OPI is launching a nail polish collection inspired by Spider-Man! To celebrate the July 3rd release and future Hollywood Blockbuster: The Amazing Spider-Man.  OPI created seven new shades—including one inspired by Emma Stone’s character Gwen Stacy named “Call Me Gwen-Ever.” ”The colors in this line capture the movie’s exciting atmosphere, and the new chapter this film covers is both dark and sexy,” OPI Executive VP Suzi Weiss-Fischmann said.  they will be available to buy in stores in May, priced anywhere from $6.50 to $8.50 per bottle.

 

The colors are as follows: Your Web or Mine Spider-Man Red, Call Me Gwen-Ever Fiery Orange, Into the Night Midnight Blue, Just Spotted the Lizard Scale Green, Number One Nemesis Black/Silver and, My Boyfriend Scales Walls Pure White.

 

 

I thought I would make it easy on you guys and post the Spider Man 3 preview here as well for those of you that were going to run and Google it-  Watch it here in all of it’s 1080HD glory.  I may not be the biggest Spider-Man fan, but I can always appreciate the amount of time and effort that goes into a Production like this,  I’ll definitely be seeing it when it’s released.



October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

Keyword: pink, breast cancer, october

It’s that time of the year again!  Time to raise awareness for breast cancer. So many companies put out specialty products just for this occasion. It’s such a wonderful thing, isn’t it? Above I have showed only a few of the companies, including Hot Tools, O.P.I., Aquage, and Estee Lauder, but there are so many ways to support this cause.  In my salon, we offer pink hair extensions where we donate the procedes to breast cancer research. It’s ALWAYS a big hit! Every year I have to order more and more pink hair because I never seem to have enough. This year we will also be offering pink feathers since they seem to be all the rage these days. We would love to hear how other salons help raise awareness. Send us your comments and pictures!



So tired of all this rainy weather

Keyword: rain, frizzy hair, drepressing

Seriously, this rainy weather is really depressing.  Today I had plans to hang with my good friend and her adorable 1-year-old son by the pool. Seems the weather had something else in mind though.

Not only does rain ruin plans, it also ruins your hair.  I’m tired of just wearing my hair up because it’s raining all the time these days.  I miss blowing it out real nice and wearing it down. Oh rain, won’t you listen to that song and go away like it says?