Monday, September 29, 2014

Want thicker, fuller hair?

Lots of us girls lack in the voluminous hair department. Well now you can get it by just using a couple products in a few simple steps. Here is my favorite combo to getting fuller, thicker hair:

1. Davines Natural Tech Replumping Shampoo 

2. Davines Natural Tech Replumping Conditioner

3. Alterna Bamboo Volume Uplifting Root Boost (Basically a teasing comb in a can)

4. Living Proof Thickening Cream 

That's it... no go out and show off your gorgeous, va-va-voom hair! 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Insider Tips feat. Peter Thomas Roth

Peter Thomas Roth is one of my favorite skincare brands and I've tried many. With something for everyone and a wide range of products it can sometimes be overwhelming. So overwhelmingly amazing that is, that I usually get more than one product at a time because there are so many I want to try. I recently sat in on an awesome training for the brand. It had to have been one of the most informative training's I've had and I left with so many fun tips & lots more ways to use certain products that I would have never thought of. Here I am educated with tons of  PTR 411 and now I want to share this knowledge with you. 

  1. Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel: Use this to wash your face and to shave with! Who would've thought?! It exfoliates the skin so there are no irritations or in grown hairs. Not recommended  for sensitive skin though.
  2. Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash: Great for taking makeup off and very concentrated. When a product is concentrated a tiny bit goes a long way.
  3. Viz1000: If you have oily or acneic skin this is a great option to use instead of a moisturizer. Viz1000 binds moisture together for dehydrated skin.
  4. Oiless Oil 100% Purified Squalene: This anti-aging oil that feels like an oil, and acts like an oil, but it is NOT an oil! Fine lines, dry hair, wrinkles, or dry skin? Wait hair? Yes, hair! Pair this with Viz1000 and you got yourself an amazing, frizz-free and hydrated do!  Doesn't stop there the Oiless oil is great for dry skin like elbows or feet and awesome as an eye makeup remover.
  5. PTR Serums (general): Layer all serums or cocktail them all together. I prefer the latter because then you don't have to wait for each one to dry. Just mix in palm of your hand and they will all melt together.

    (Thank you to James and Andrew from Peter Thomas Roth for being such great educators and hand models for my blog :D )
  6. Laser-Free Retexturizing Serum: Too much sun? This serum is great for sunburns and even razor burn. Get this for your man along with the anti-aging cleansing gel and they will be very grateful!
  7. FirmX Serum: Basically Spanx for the face and who doesn't love Span?! 
  8. Laser-Free Retexturizing Gel Cream: Need a great primer? Replace your green primer used for redness with this gel cream which is a primer/moisturizer twofer! 
  9. Power K: This amazing eye cream for dark circles and bags has actual vitamin k magical beads as I like to think of them. Power K isn't just for your eyes and can be used for surgical bruises or gross but it works hickies! (I hope nobody has a hickey because well...GROSS! Not cool & not classy, but hey if you do use Power K please!) 
  10. Un-Wrinkle Eye: A 1/2 cream, 1/2 serum product that is actually safe to use all over the eye even your eyelids.
  11. Neuroliquid Eye: This staff favorite is not only effective around the eyes, but it's amazing around the mouth lines
  12. Lashes to Die For: Uneven brows? Use this lash serum for brows and also great for guys who have patchy facial hair and want to fill it out.
  13. Un-Wrinkle Lip: AMAZING LIP PLUMPER!!!! And it helps with wrinkled lips!
  14. Un-Wrinkle Foundation:  Great coverage and it's 85% treatment. EXCLUSIVELY at GBS The Beauty Store and! 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Introducing the Foreo Luna! (My new, favorite can't live without device)

There's a new cleansing device in town and it's the Foreo Luna. A silicone brush, cleansing device that is revolutionizing the cosmetics world and professional dermatologists. Foreo is a high end Swedish brand and I'm pretty sure they came up with everything possible to make the Luna and Luna Mini to be the most amazing cleansing devices. The cleansing brush has been out there this is the new and innovative way to cleanse skin. You may have seen the Luna featured in Instyle, Marie Claire, and many other publications. The device channels both T-sonic pulsations for deep and gentle cleansing, and lower-frequency pulsations to reduce the signs of aging. The Luna is anti-aging and the Mini is meant for younger skin, think tweens, teens, and early twenties for a more gentle cleansing. You can check out my favorite features at the end of this blog. 

The Luna's have T-Sonic Technology which essentially brings up all the dirt and oils to the surface and buffs it away with the touch-points (little silicone bristles). The T-Sonic Technology pulsates on the skin which is less abrasive then oscillation, leaving your skin refreshed and gorgeous. Also, thanks to the T-Sonic Technology the Luna will create more collagen and elastin. T-Sonic pulsations are Comparable to enjoying a mini-facial in the comfort of home.

Let's talk touch-points. Touch-points are the little silicone bristles that you will find on all of the devices.The touch-points are different on every device depending on skin type. Unlike other facial devices you can use the Luna around your eye by using the the smallest touch-points on the device and on a lower speed (I suggest the lowest). The thicker points are used for areas with more concern or areas that need more exfoliation.

Here are some of the unique features of the Luna and Luna mini's. First, the devices will never get gross since its resistant to bacteria and you will never have to replace any brush heads or anything. Since it's made of silicone, all the bacteria, dead skin, and products just slide right off! Here's another benefit that you won't charge it twice a year! That's right, no more shutting off in the middle of cleansing or having to be bothered with making sure it's fully charged all the time. The devices are also waterproof and have a pretty cool feature where they protect itself by shutting off and locking down when it hits a meter of water.  

 The regular Luna is for those who want more anti-aging properties. The Luna reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and leaves the skin looking and feeling firmer and more elastic.The reverse side of the Luna has an anti-aging surface that  consists of a series of concentric silicone waves. This side helps to penetrate all your topical products better. Whether its eye creams, serums, or moisturizers the Luna will better deliver any of your treatments. (Bonus tip: use reverse side of Luna when applying your stretch mark or cellulite body products and just cleanse after.) Unlike the mini you can lock the regular Luna's by holding down the + and - symbols. The Luna has 8 speeds and it will remember your favorite speed every time you turn it on. There are 4 different types of Luna's: Normal/Sensitive, Combination, Ultra Sensitive, and Luna for Men. 

Normal/Sensitive: thinner silicone touch-points for gentle cleansing, with an area of thicker touch-points grouped towards the top for deeper, precision cleansing. 

Combination: up to 80% of thinner silicone touch-points for gentle cleansing, with two additional waves of thicker touch-points for cleansing oily patches

Ultra Sensitive: a wave formation of closely packed, smooth silicone ridges, designed to minimize abrasion for the most sensitive skin. (great for acne)

The Luna for Men has thicker touch points because Men have 3x thicker skin than women. The Luna for Men preps skin for a smoother, closer shave. The result: less ingrown hairs, stops razor burn, and unclogs pores. Men love it because they can use it in the shower and it's offered in a stylish black color. An amazing pre-shave tool! 

Men's touch-points: broad, rounded silicone touch points channel powerful T-Sonic pulsations through men's thicker skin more directly to effectively remove dirt. 

As I mentioned earlier, the Luna Mini was designed for a younger demographic. The Mini comes in 5 fun colors and is really easy to use. It has 2 speeds and even though the reverse side doesn't have the waves to help penetrate product, I still use it after cleansing under the eye to just bring up the blood flow before I apply my eye cream. This device works really well for oily skin and clogged pores. Makeup residue comes off so easily with the Mini, one of my favorite features. The Mini has a three-zone brush and is suitable for all skin types, with thicker touch-points on the reverse side designed to deeply cleanse oilier skin, particularly on the T-zone. The thinner touch-points gently channel pulsations and are best used for sensitive or dry skin

How to use the Luna's:

  • Use for 1 minute, twice daily
  • Turn on, apply cleanser, wet brush surface, cleanse face, and rinse.
  • DO NOT use clay-based, silicone-based, or grainy cleansers, exfoliators, or scrubs—they may harm the soft silicone touch-points and cause icky build up!
  • To clean your Foreo just use your cleanser and rinse
My favorite features of the Foreo Luna:
  • NO MORE CHANGING BRUSH HEADS!!! (saves so much money considering I'm kind of a germ freak and would change them every month- month and a half to the normal every 3 months, but still CHA-CHING!)
  • Treatments are so much more effective now
  • Love that i can use it twice a day since it's so gentle
  • Ummm you charge it twice a year..seriously?! This means when you travel you don't have to bring the charger, just the device THAT'S IT!
  • So great that you can use it under eye and don't have to buy a separate device for eye care
  • Makeup comes off so easily! 
It took me a few tries to get used to the Foreo, but now my "other cleansing device" is safely put away to use for I don't really know when... I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Luna and I 100% swear by it! 

You can get the Foreo: here  and get 10% off with coupon code: TheBeautyHaulic

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

3 Steps to Pouty Summer Lips

Step 1: Exfoliate!! Every lipstick will look that much better when you factor lip exfoliation into your lip routine. Check out our previous blog on Sara Happ Lip Scrub, which is still to this day a must-have on my beauty counter. 

Step 2: Line your lips. Don't just use any lip liner, use an invisible liner. Lipstick Queen has an Invisible Liner which I found to be my favorite over other invisible liners. Invisible liners are great to use because they go with any shade of lipstick, you can never go wrong. Picking out the perfect color of liner for your skin tone or a specific lipstick is yesterday's news. Say goodbye to lipstick that bleeds and feathers. Lips will look more defined and color stays put, a lip liner that truly works wonders. 

Step 3: Apply a wild, hot pink or a kick-ass red lipstick and live a little! 

Happy National Lipstick Day! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GLAMGLOW Product Review


Before i start raving about this fantastic cult-fave mud mask i would like to start by saying thanks GLAMGLOW for finally delivering extreme hydration to my annoying, stubborn, hard to impress dry skin.This summer, I've been beachin' it a lot  causing my skin to feel dehydrated and tight. Trying a few different products here and there I finally came by GLAMGLOW Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment and LOVED it! It really treated my dry skin and now it feels so much lighter and moisturized. One of the cool things about this mud mask is that you can leave it on for as long as you like and then just wipe it off. So while I was organizing my closet, my skin was softly tingling, hydrating, and felt so nice and cool and the results were even better. I know understand why they used glow in the name because without a doubt my skin is that much more "glowy." An awesome tip GLAMGLOW gives is applying the ThirstyMud before a flight and take it off upon your arrival so your skin stays hydrated. This is definitely a tip I will use in a few weeks for my end-of-summer trip because i get ridiculously, uncomfortably dry thousands of feet up in the air. Ladies you should also keep a close eye on your ThirstyMud mask because guys are known to steal a little  for a post-shave treatment to restore their skin (trust me it happened to me last night with my friend). So all in all, GLAMGLOW is TheBeautyHaulic approved 100% and i will definitely be trying the other masks when my skin decides to act up on in weird ways like it normally does. Stay hydrated this summer beauty lovers :)

You can find GLAMGLOW here and with any GLAMGLOW purchase you will receive a free GLAMGLOW sample while supplies last.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

9 Things to Stop Doing to Your Hair

9 Things to STOP Doing to Your Hair

  1. Brushing wet hair |  you want to comb wet hair & brush dry hair. If you really like using a brush then i would suggest The Wet Brush.
  2. Tying your hair into a ponytail in the same spot | if you wear your hair in a ponytail a lot, change up where your ponytail sits to prevent breakage and balding.
  3. Over processing hair and not treating | though processing hair should be kept to a minimum, if you just can't help yourself then don't forget to treat your hair. Use a mask a few times a week and use appropriate hair products.
  4. Overheating | we all love our hair tools and for the most part use them on a daily basis. Do NOT skip the heat protection step. A great heat protector is so important to keep your hair from getting damaged and fried. 
  5. Brushing hair too much | according to Marcia Brady, 100 strokes a day will keep your hair nice and shiny. WRONG! 100 brush strokes is wayyy overdoing it and will 100% cause hair damage. 
  6. Washing hair everyday | keep hair washing to about every other day if you urgently have to wash your hair. Otherwise, a dry shampoo will do the trick for in between washes. My favorite dry shampoo, which I find works best for me is the Klorane Dry Shampoo for Oily Hair.
  7. Using old styling tools | this can be very dangerous and just plain gross! If you've had a styling tool for quite sometime and you notice its not doing the trick or starts to smell weird..replace it ASAP. Also, maintaining and cleaning tools is so important because of all the germs that get on flat irons, dryers, etc. 
  8. Brutal hair ties | use softer hair ties that don't have the metal or hair ties that just feel hard.
  9. Brushing from roots to end | when brushing hair always start at the ends and work your way up to the root to prevent breakage and an easier way to get knots out.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Top 5 Hair Products for the Week of May 12-18th!

1. Sebastian Christian Ciriano Shaper Plus:

Designed by Christian Siriano, the award-winning Sebastian Shaper Plus Hairspray provides 24-hour control that's never stiff or sticky, and holds up in high humidity. The touchable, strong hold is the professional's choice; delivering amazing style, immediate action and great results. Shape your hair with extra hold and control with Shaper Plus, the name behind the look. 

2. L'anza Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment:

 L'anza Keratin Healing Oil is a restorative blend of four botanical oils that moisturize and nourish dry, stressed hair. Moisturizes, nourishes and protects dry, stressed hair by providing ideal levels of essential fatty acids, emollients and nutrients. Leaves hair incredibly soft, smooth and healthy. Quickly restores strength, elasticity and smoothness.
Use as a healing treatment.  Also use as a styler, on wet or dry hair. Apply to hair before blow drying or flat ironing for thermal protection. Or after shampooing, mix your conditioner with a few drops of the Healing Keratin Oil for maximum results. 
3. L'anza Keratin Healing Intense Masque:

  • Restores elasticity & strength, builds noticeable body and volume, replenishes optimal moisture, and helps & protects haircolor. Get this masque FREE when you buy L'anza Keratin Healing Oil! 

4. Viviscal Professional Hair Growth Program:

Viviscal Professional hair growth supplements are scientifically proven to help nourish thinning hair and promote healthy hair growth from within. Only Viviscal Professional supplements contain the exclusive marine complex AminoMar™.
Viviscal Professional works in four stages over a six month period. Most users notice a difference after just three to four months. 
5. It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product:

It's a 10 Miracle Leave In Product does 10 things instantly. 1. Repairs dry damaged hair 2. Adds shine 3. Smoothes & controls frizz 4. Seals & protects hair color 5. Flat iron spray & thermal protector 6. Detangles 7. Stops hair breakage 8. Creates Silkiness 9. Enhances natural body 10. Prevents split ends It's amazingly easy to use!!

Shampoo and condition hair, towel dry, spray product all over hair and comb through. Blow dry or style as desired.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

11 Ways to Use L'anza Trauma Treatment

There are  few products on the market that are so magical they can multitask and provide instant gratification. Of these rare products, L'anza has one by the name of Trauma Treatment. Every Trauma Treatment user has their own favorite way of using this lightweight and incredible product. So if you have ever wondered just how much this glorious products can do, look no further because here are the best ways to use Trauma Treatment:

1. Split ends: Trauma Treatment is great as a leave-in on the ends. It will smooth the hair cuticle making hair much more manageable and in better condition

2. Damaged Hair: Trauma Treatment is great for damaged and over processed hair as a leave-in. 

3. Color Treated Hair: Use Trauma Treatment as a regular rinse out conditioner for optimum color preserve. 

4. Sun Protection: Summer is coming out and whether you're sitting on the beach, sailing  or going for a swim at the pool your hair needs to be protected. Trauma Treatment will help any sun exposure with its triple UVA, UVB, and UVC protection. 

5. Salt water and chlorine repellent : Apply Trauma Treatment in hair not only to protect from sun exposure, but it will also block the salt water or chlorine from drying into hair

6. Primer: Trauma treatment is a wonderful primer for the hair can be used on any hair type to prepare for a blow dry. The brush slides through locks smoothly leaving the hair soft, shiny and frizz free.

7. Curly Girls: Curly hair girls can use Trauma Treatment as a leave-in conditioner. It works wonders on hydrating hair, locking moisture in and frizz out. 

8. Highlighted Hair & Blondies: Trauma treatment is a must-have for anyone with highlighted hair. When we highlight our hair, the keratin protein and natural moisture is depleted from the hair and Trauma Treatment puts back what we take out leaving  hair beautifully blonde with no breakage.

9. Thermal Protector: Almost everyone I know uses an electrical tool. Do they all use a protector ? No. Trauma Treatment has up to 500° of thermal protection, an added bonus to all of its other benefits. 

10. Cocktail Product: Trauma treatment is a great hair cocktail ingredient, as it mixes well with any L'anza product or any styling product in general to pump up the healing benefits.

11. Pre-Color Treatment: Trauma Treatment can be used as a pre-filler for over damaged hair, by leaving on dry hair before applying color. This evens out the porosity of the hair allowing better color attachment. Add 5g of Trauma Treatment directly to bowl, clinically-proven to extend life of haircolor for 107% longer lasting color.

** All L'anza products are 20% OFF, buy 2 get 3rd product free, and when you buy an Intense Healing Oil you get the Intense Healing Oil Masque FREE! Call 800.565.3233 to get these crazy Healthy Hair Month deals! + tons of samples! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

How to: Enhance + extend your hair color

Going to get your color done can be a pain when the color just doesn't last as long as you'd want it to. Ever wonder how to extend your color so you can save money and schlep to the salon less? How about making color look shinier and more vibrant? There's a few things you can start or stop using or things you never thought of doing. Here are some tips I gathered from a few of the beauty mavens at GBS starting with when you color application to color maintenance:                            

1. Making a color concoction and application.

When mixing your color at home add a few drops of hair oil into the mix to boost your color's shine; which will ultimately prolong the color because it won't look so dull throughout the months. Tip: Make sure to not wash hair for 48 hours after intital application to extend color. 

2.What Shampoo and Conditioner you use is crucial.


When choosing a shampoo and conditioner it's so important you pick those that don't have certain ingredients in it. The main ingredient to look for is: Sodium Laureth Sulfate or basically any ingredient that has the word sulfate in it. Sodium Laureth Sulfate is a detergent found in shampoo that strips color from your locks, along with moisture and natural oil in order to clean out pollutants. 


There are few really cool color depositing shampoos and even fewer conditioners on the market that deposit color into hair with every wash. I LOVE the Davines Alchemic products. The line has both shampoos and conditioners. These products will extend the brilliance of color while keeping hair moisturized and healthy. I found that color depositing conditioners are hard to come by. I'll include some links to other Sulfate-free products at the end of the blog. 

3. Adding products to your regimen that'll maintain + protect color. 

Heat protector: Let’s start with wet hair. You get out of the shower and start blow drying your hair then you straighten or curl. Are you using a heat protector? Think about what heat can do to your hair at the average 450 degrees most irons or dryers are. They will totally damage your hair cuticle which then damages color molecules, thus fading said color. It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In is great because maintaining hair color and protecting hair is only 2 of the 10 things the product does and vital to color's vibrancy.

Dry Shampoo: So your hair is looking a little oily and you just HAVE to wash it, right? WRONG! Dry shampoo, perhaps the hero of all products, my personal favorite beauty product as I constantly state, will keep your color from fading much, much longer. Use a dry shampoo between washes that way that's one less wash and a little more extra time before you have to get back to the salon or go through the task of applying color.

SPF: Summer is coming up and for those of us who live in Florida; we need sun protection all year round. Just like you would apply sunscreen to your face and body your hair needs SPF, too! I've been using Rene Furterer’s sun protecting spray for years now and it seems to do the trick. The sun is damaging to hair just like skin, so protect your hair and those dear color molecules.

Root Cover: The latest and greatest of root covers is Color WOW! It'll give you an extra week or two before your next color by covering up grays or roots. Unlike other root touch ups, Color WOW! is waterproof so it's great for Summer and will withstand chlorine, salt water, etc. Color WOW! only comes out when you shampoo. 

Product Recommendations:

These are some of the products I found that work really well with my hair and color so they're just suggestions. There are a ton of other products available.  

1. L'anza Keratin Healing Oil (for color concoction)
3. Davines Alchemics  (color depositing shampoo + conditioner)
4. It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In (heat protector, color extender)
7. Color WOW! (root touch up)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Top Selling Leonor Greyl Product Gets a Makeover

Leonor Greyl a luxury French line that makes hair healthy and glamorous using only natural products. One of their top selling products, Huile de Palme will be getting a makeover. My first thought was why change something that does so well and is incredible for hair? Well the answer is that obtaining Palm Oil has been harming the environment. The love and respect Leonor Greyl has for the environment is fundamental to their philosophy since they started the brand in 1979. Since Leonor Greyl could not continue associating their company with such a serious environmental issue, they have concocted and alternative to this oil. From Huile de Palme to Huile de Leonor Greyl, this oil has replaced Palm Oil with Copra and Mongongo Oils. Huile de Leonor Greyl is identical to the Palme same fragrance, texture, color, properties and instructions. Don't fret just yet if you're a die hard Huile de Palme fan, you may like this made over oil even more because its moisturizing properties have been enhance with the Copra and Mongongo Oils.

What is Copra oil? Copra is extracted from the white flesh of coconut. It's soothing and moisturizing properties will beautify your hair.

What is Mongongo Oil? Mongongo is obtained by the cold pressing of nuts that come from the Mongongo tree found in Southern Africa. The nut is rich in fat and contains many nutrients.

Personally, I loved the Palm Oil, but I respect what Leonor Greyl is doing. If you do love the Palm Oil GBS The Beauty Store still has some in stock. However, it is going away so the last few bottles of treasured oil are going fast! Watch out for my next blog post about when the new, reincarnated Huile de Palme arrives at GBS as the new and improved Huile de Leonor Greyl. Can't wait to get my hands on a bottle! 

Friday, March 28, 2014

WMC & Ultra Fest Must-Haves!

It's that time of year where all of South Florida and out-of-towners go south to the clubs, pool parties, and the mother ship ULTRA! If you are one of thousands of people taking part in the wild, crazy fun then you should definitely look into decking yourself out with these music fest essentials. 

#1 Sunscreen. 
You're young so continue looking young because if you decide to not wear or reapply sunscreen the wrinkles and sun spots will come! (ew.) There's a great promotion of Supergoop! SPF 30+ Everyday UV Lotion for Face and Body for only $5 and it is the perfect travel-size to get you through the weekend and can fit perfectly in your purse. (available in stores)

#2 Color. 
Look around you...waves and waves of bright and neon colors. Take part in the fun and add a little color to your face, body, hair, and anywhere else you can think of. Here are some products that will have you fitting right in. Try some fun colored hairsprays too! 

 NYX Primal Colors are pigments for                                     Bodyography Electric Lip Slides are 

face & body get creative and look fab!                                     fun, hydrating, and last really long! 

#3 Hair. Dancing and jumping around plus the Miami heat takes a toll on our sleek locks causing MAJOR frizz! Pre de Provence Argan Balm is great to tame the frizz, put on lips, and anywhere else that you could think of. Best part its small so you can keep it in your pocket. Everyone will be asking themselves how is her hair still in place? That's right. Your welcome. Don't forget your hair ties at home either! Check out Twistband hair ties they're extremely comfortable and come in lots of wild colors!

#4 Face. Hot much? HYDRATION. HYDRATION. HYDRATION. The sun is blazing you need to cool off, the Heineken tent is packed what will you do? Whip out that travel-sized Evian facial spray spritz it on your face and wherever else you want to cool down. Share a little spray with your friends they will love you forever. 


  Just Dance. Be Safe. Have Fun. Go Wild. Stay 'Beauty'ful.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! Follow, like, and tag 4 friends on our Instagram @gbsbeauty to win this amazing bath and body set in honor of GBS' Skincare Month + National Sleep Awareness Month!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Living Proof at the Oscars! Get Kate Hudson's glamorous look.

"The forever-young actress looked stunning on the red carpet in a sexy white Versace gown. “Her dress is 1940s inspired, but I thought, ‘I don’t want to get too big, so what is cool? Jerry Hall.’ Curls can go too Dynasty,” celebrity stylist Chris McMillian told Harper’s BAZAAR. The result: polished waves, with a far side part “that’s more up and over and flat.” First McMillian layered Living Proof Prime, $20, and Living Proof Satin Hair Serum, $29, before blow drying it, to prevent moisture from the rainy L.A weather from sabotaging Hudson's hair. Next, “after blow drying, I added more Satin serum, used the curling iron, then brushed it out and added another layer of Satin serum plus the Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray, $24.” Although Hudson is often known for her care-free vibe, McMillian says “her hair is completely down and on the more polished side—it goes with her glamorous dress—and she carry’s that so well, the Jerry Hall aspect, keeping it a little rock and roll.” 
                                                                                                                        - Harpers Bazaar

Monday, February 17, 2014

Mani Monday: Free Bird Boho Nail Art

butter London Boho Rock Collection is the hottest polish collection for Spring 2014. Channel your inner "free bird" and look absolutely boho chic! 

butter London Products Used:
1. Basecoat
2. Trallop Lacquer 
3. Cotton Buds Lacquer
4. Trifle Lacquer
5. Lushington
6. Topcoat 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mani Monday: OPI Gwen Stefani Collection

The OPI Gwen collection has so many different types of polishes like the creme gloss, satin, glitter, and chrome. OPI has had this amazing picture of Gwen featuring "Hey Baby" creme gloss and "4 in the Morning" satin polish as their main pic on their site and you can see why. The glossy and flat contrast is lots of fun. 

1. Apply natural base coat
2. Polish on 2 coats of "Hey Baby" Creme Gloss Polish, apply top coat and dry
3. Outline a rectangle with "4 in the Morning" Satin Polish with a nail art brush so it more precise and then fill in the rectangle with the same polish.

It was easy as that and now you can rock out with your fab, Gwen Stefani OPI look.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Simple Steps to Glowing Skin: Part III

" To be honest, I am completely natural. I have nothing in my face or anything. I wear sunscreen, and I don't smoke. I take care of myself and I'm very proud to say that." 
-Nicole Kidman

Worried about aging skin? Exposure to the sun accelerates the effects of aging and your  at a higher risk of developing skin cancer. Sun damage can be quite funny because right now you won't see damage, but later in life that gorgeous sun tan will have it's place taken by wrinkles, spots and saggy skin (joy!)

Sun Protection. 
If you live in sunny South Florida, or wherever the sun comes out for that matter you HAVE to protect your skin from the sun. Though sun can be a great source of vitamin D it can damage your skin if you’re exposed to it too much. Prevent drastic skin damage and skin cancer with a face moisturizer that has SPF, (try Supergoop Save Face SPF 35 as mentioned in the last blog post, it's great under makeup too.) Make sure you cover your neck and décolleté as well. But, don't just give your face t.l.c from the sun, other parts we don’t think about can get severely damaged like our hands. We all love to drive with our arm out of the window to feel the warm sun on your skin, or even when you keep your hand inside your car on the steering wheel, the sun will find you! Wear gloves while driving and always use a hand cream to keep your hands soft and smooth.  A great way to keep your hands hydrated and youthful is by applying a thick hand cream before bed. I love Kneipp Evening Primrose Hand Cream; it’s non-greasy and naturally nourishing. 

Start today.

Check out Part I and II here!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Simple Steps to Glowing Skin: Part II

"I'm a big believer in that if you focus on good skin care, you really won't need a lot of makeup."
               -Demi Moore

I hope that Part I of my glowing skin blog has inspired you to start fresh and from the inside. Diet has a high impact on skin and any little bit helps. Aside from diet, there are the products you use. Products should contain high-quality ingredients for best results. 

Skincare regimen. 

         DO NOT go a day without washing your face with a good cleanser. A cleanser gives your skin a clean slate for the products that follow (I obviously always pair my cleanser with the cant-live-without Clarisonic; I always mention this, but that's because it's kind of an obsession.) 

After cleansing, a daily exfoliant works wonders. Retexturizing your skin is crucial for radiance. Exfoliating is great for uneven skin tones and to get clearer, smoother skin. A new,favorite of mine is Cane + Austin Miracle Pads. If you are looking for something for your pores and anti-aging this is the perfect balance. I find it very hard to find something for both of these concerns. These pads are like bringing your dermatologist home in your GBS bag. They will improve skin tone, texture, and appearance with glycolic acid, vitamins A, C, & E, witch hazel, and Coenzyme Q10. (TIP: don't use your Clarisonic for the first week of any Cane + Austin products, except the Ultra Sheer Weightless Sunscreen, since it doesn't have glycolic.) Big pores? These pads are perfect they reduce the size and will unclog them. Most retexturizing pads tend to be drying, but not this one, it won't even irritate skin. If you are sensitive, start with the Retexturizing Pads for the first month since it has 10% glycolic and the next month try the Miracle Pads. You can skip toners if you are using either of these pads. So you basically are getting a 2-in-1 product, which is great for those who try to save time in the A.M.

After the Miracle or Retexturizing Pads you want to follow up with a moisturizer; when swiping the pad in the morning pair it with a moisturizer that has SPF since there is so much glycolic in them. 

Just as a suggestion since this is the new regimen I personally started in the past week, is pairing the Miracle Pads or Retexturizing Pads with the Supergoop Save Face Moisturizer SPF 35 . The moisturizer is lightweight and makes the skin feel really nice and soft. 

As long as you are taking care of your skin daily you will see epic results in a few weeks. Don't forget how important quality products are; they may be a little more pricey, but they will go a LONG way.

Start today.

You can find Part I and Part III here!