Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Perfect Marriage

This is the most genius collaboration of needs together!

Who doesn't want a clean head of gorgeous hair and flawless complexion? I know I do.

Using some shampoos and conditioner will or may contribute to break outs, by clogging the pores. Or making oily hair even oiler.

I have thick hair and it is fairly oily. I can't get away without washing my hair everyday, it is just too oily. I also go to the gym everyday so it gets sweaty (eww) I have tried to use dry shampoo from several companies and nothing seems to keep my oily roots at bay, and my scalp broke out in crazy hives depending on the brand of dry shampoo ; ( So when I heard about Kairo I had to give it a shot.

My interest in this hair care line grew as I was reading the ingredients in it. First and foremost can I say this line is non-comedogenic (doesn't clog pores)!! I have never in all my life read a shampoo or conditioner that had that label! Amazing! Plus, instead of having useless bad oils, they have replaced them with essential oils such as Tea Tree, Lavender Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and the star of the show, Salicylic Acid. Smells good too!

"Kairos is a new approach to acne management: the first ever complete anti-acne hair care formulated to help treat and prevent breakouts by combating the acne-causing factors linked to hair and hair products. The range was created for all acne sufferers, and designed to provide salon-quality hair care benefits without the acne irritating aftermath often caused by other hair care."

I was able to use the Oil Reducing Pore Perfecting Treatment and the results after using it for 1 week / twice a week were pretty impressive. My hair stayed shiny, weight less and volumized (especially at the roots) It didn't completely eliminate my frizz, but it tamed some of my frizz. I washed my hair every other day this week. I had a few breakout on my face already and I did see that it helped them heal faster.

Kairo offers a whole line of hair care:
  • Clarifying Complexion Clearing Shampoo $24
  • Balancing Breakout Controlling Conditioner $28
  • Oil Reducing Pore Perfecting Treatment $28
  • Anti- Acne Hair Care Trio (All 3 products listed above) $60
  • Flex Hold Clear Finish Hairspray $26
  • Heat Protectant Clear Thermal Spray $26
  • Soft Control Clear Style Hair Gel $18
  • Spiking Clear Style Hair Glue $24
Check out a result they have posted on their site:

This is available at:

Monday, January 25, 2010

Return to Beauty

I was browsing through Barnes and Noble one night and came across this lil gem, "Return to Beauty" by Narine Nikogosian is filled with endless recipes for all different kinds of face masks, body scrubs, cleansers and creams! and thats just the tip of the ice berg.

Few reasons why I had to absolutely own this book:
  • Just about everything can be made in 10 minutes or less
  • Most of the ingredients needed can be found in your kitchen
  • If you cant afford the fancy schmancy scrubs in store, you can easily MAKE YOUR OWN at an affordable price
Narine even includes specific recipes based on astrological signs. Now how cool is that?!?!

Some recipes I came across that are totally worth the mention:

Orange Vodka Toner
  • 2 Tablespoons Vodka
  • 1 Tablespoon of Orange Zest
  • 1 Quarter Cup of Water
Pomegranate Cleanser
  • 2 Equal Parts of:
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Milk
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • Blend till green
There are so many more old world recipes!!! Definitely educational and interesting!

This book is $25.00 and available at just about any book store

Sunday, January 24, 2010

O.P.I Alice in Wonderland Collection

Absolutely Alice

Mad as a Hatter

Everyone seems to be getting ready for the re-launch of Alice in Wonderland!

O.P.I. has fallen down the rabbit hole with this collection for sure!

My two favorite colors from the collection - Absolutely Alice ( glittery blue) and Mad as a Hatter (dark purple / silver glitter)

I am really loving this Alice in Wonderland frenzy! Hopefully you are too!

This collection retails for $8.50 and is available at:

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Free Giveaway Contest!!! Perricone Face Finishing Moisturizer!

It is the time of giving, and I have teamed up with Perricone MD to offer you the opportunity to win a full size of Face Finishing Moisturizer!!!! Perricone is not only loved by celebs such as Oprah and Rachel Ray, but this giveaway item is one of the line's best seller and customer favorites!!!!

Face Finishing Moisturizer is a 5 star, lightweight face moisturizer jam packed with powerful antioxidants to help maintain the skin's firm appearance and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. The texture is rich and glides so smooth when applied onto the skin. It is formulated with Alpha Lipoic, DMAE and Vitamin C Ester. PARABEN FREE!!! Retails for $65.00

Here are some reviews on the Face Finishing Moisturizer:

"I have been pretty careful through the years trying to protect my skin from sun and using products to reduce the lines around my eyes but was surprised when deep wrinkles started appearing across my forehead. Botox scares me so that wasn't an option. I began using this product and put on extra where the lines are. The results were quick and amazing! The lines are still there but faint and what a difference, I can't say enough about it. Thank you so much for creating this product."- Pam, CT

"Great product; especially for the just turned 30 crowd. I am online getting ready to order another jar because I am getting low on my current supply.This product, is lightweight and I use it as a day and night moisturizer. I have Rosacea and after applying my prescribed medication I usually have the side effect of burning and itching. However, once I apply Dr. Perricone's Face Finishing Moisturizer, my skin is quickly soothed...hence my addiction!"- Diva1908m, LA

So how badly do you want it?! All you need to do is follow these simple requirements:

  • Send all submissions to paula_ocot@hotmail.com
  • Title E-mail "Face Finishing Moisturizer"
  • Include your Name, Home Address, and E-mail
  • Tell me what you love about my beauty blog!
  • Make sure you are subscribed to my blog if your not already
and Voila! I will be choosing a lucky reader on January 29th! Good Luck!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Stain with Super Powers / Stila Yumberry Crush

Yum Berry

I am so happy to say that Stila has been reinventing their line and created some innovative beauty products using modern technology with a mix of mother nature.

Yumberry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain will not only create a long lasting perfect pearly pink pout that will make you blush, but its merits are much more than simply skin deep.

The Yumberry fruit is 50 times stronger than Vitamin E and 20 times more potent that Vitamin C!! What does that mean? Super powerful antioxidants will protect your lips and cheeks, slow collagen degeneration helping maintain the skin's natural youthful structure.

Health Benefits of Yumberry

- Fight free radicals. It is said to fight oxidation 50 times better than vitamin E and 20 times better than vitamin C.

- Reduce your blood pressure and protect your heart health.

- Lower bad (
LDL) cholesterol.

- Protect your eyesight and reduce your risk of cataracts.

- Strengthen your cell membranes.

- Fight inflammation and associated diseases such as arthritis.

Yum-berry is rich in vitamin C and contains multiple organic acids. This appetizing rich fruit acid can do many functions. It aids saliva secretion, and will clear up hard digested food in your stomach. It will also prevent body sugar from being converted to fat.

Tummy problems? Get some yum-berry juice. It has the potential to cure persistent purging of the bowels (diarrhea!) or bellyache and also can inhibit E.
Coli too.

Pretty Crazy Huh?! All these wonderful benefits available to you in a click of a stain!!!!

A MUST HAVE!!!!!!!!!!!

Yumberry Crush is $24.00 and available at:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Mood Swing

Too Faced created some new goodies for Spring!!

An addition to their original Mood Swing gloss, they created three new colors that are perfect for any weather! These shade shifting glosses are emotionally and temperature activated, so you can literally get 8 different shades out of each gloss.

Not only do they add color to your lips, but these glosses are enriched in:
  • Jojoba Oil- rejuvenates and hydrates
  • Shea Butter- restores elasticity
  • Vitamin E- natural anti oxidant that protects and balances moisture
  • OMC- natural sunscreen

These glosses are $18.50 each and available at:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Creme Ancienne Eye Cream

Fresh is having a baby!!

Creme Ancienne Eye Cream, will be the newest edition to the hand made Creme Ancienne family!! This precious couture eye cream will be arriving exclusively at Neiman Marcus and Fresh retail stores on January 15th!!

The Creme Ancienne Eye Cream is a creation of modern alchemy and made entirely by hand in a monastery! ( no joke)

"When devotees of the original Creme Ancienne began asking me for an eye cream, I started researching ways to preserve the richness of Creme Ancienne while offering a formula lightweight enough for the delicate eye area, one that would glide on easily and absorb quickly. In addition to a blend of precious oils and waxes, I enriched the cream with age delaying ingredients that specifically address the aging concerns of he eye area. To preserve these fragile ingredients and the formula's rich history, each jar is hand blended in a European monastery. This alchemistic spirit brings the ancient formula into modern relevance."- Lev Glazman, Fresh Co Founder

This Eye Cream is Formulated to:
  • Moisturize
  • Hydrate
  • Firm
  • Reduce Signs of Aging
  • Improve Moisture Retention

Clinical Results Show:
  • 100% of users felt it instantly hydrated and nourished the eye area
  • 94% of users felt crows feet were less noticeable
  • 90% of users noticed a smoothing effect around the eye
Key Ingredients:
  • Sugar Apple Seed Extract- reduces appearance of wrinkles, while firming and toning the skin.
  • Seabuckthorn Berry Oil- antioxidant that enhances cell regeneration.
  • Meadowfoam Seed Oil- moisturizes, nourishes and softens skin.
  • Chamomile Oil- soothing and anti-inflammatory, beneficial to dry and sensitive skin
  • Rosemary Leaf Extract- improves circulation, reduces puffiness, and tones to create a firmer complexion.
This eye cream is $95 and available only at: