Friday, November 20, 2015

Q&A with CV Skinlabs Founder, Britta Aragon

CV skinlabs is one of our favorite lines because of how effective and healing it is. There's  a product for everyone to use. Check out this informative Q&A with founder of CV Skinlabs, Britta Aragon:

What is the driving force behind CV Skinlabs?
We are out to change what consumers expect from their skin care products. The time for harsh, toxic chemicals that are linked with a number of health problems is over! Consumers deserve safe products made with natural and organic ingredients that actually nourish, repair, and help improve the condition of skin, but that’s rarely what they get when shopping in the department stores. On the other hand, that’s exactly what they get with our products, and once they try them, they don’t want to go back.

What is your mission, as founder of CV Skinlabs?
Our mission is to provide everyone—including those with sensitive skin, those going through medical treatments, pregnant women, and even babies—healthy, restorative skin care that delivers beauty and safety without compromise. Our products can be used by anyone with complete peace of mind.

We insist on the utmost in safety, by toxicologically examining and screening all ingredients for any link to irritation, cancer or hormone disruption, but we also conduct results-driven, rigorous clinical testing to be sure that our products perform at the level we expect. The result is a line of products that work like a healthy diet for your skin—full of good-for-you ingredients that actually give your skin what it needs to look and feel its ultimate best.

Is there a background story to the creation of CV Skinlabs?
I developed CV Skinlabs in response to a need. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease at the age of 16, so I know what it is to go through cancer treatments and to suffer the resulting side effects on the skin. We’re talking dryness, flaking, thinning, and premature aging effects. Yet I couldn’t find skin care products that did me much good. It was like slathering on a solution that did nothing but cover my skin for a few minutes.

It got even worse when my father was diagnosed with cancer. He suffered even more severe side effects than I did, including a nasty rash on his face. I tried products specifically targeted for “sensitive skin,” but they actually made his fragile skin worse. I later discovered they were laden with potentially harmful chemicals linked with irritation, eczema, redness, inflammation, allergic reactions, and even cancer.

After my father passed in 2007, I knew I had to make a change, so I founded Cinco Vidas in 2008, and dedicated the work to my father's legacy. In September 2011, I published When Cancer Hits, a guide for the newly diagnosed. But my dream was always to create a skin care line that would address the issue of sensitive, medically treated skin. So I assembled an expert team of leading dermatologists, toxicologists and holistic skincare chemists and developed CV Skinlabs. We launched in March 2012.

Why do people need CV Skinlabs products?
It’s kind of like asking why do people need to eat a healthy diet. The skin is an organ, just like the heart or the lungs. It requires the same sort of care, as far as nutrients and hydration are concerned. Yet somehow we’ve been duped into believing that we can slap a little petrolatum or alcohol on it and it’s fine. We need to change that thinking. The skin needs vitamins. It needs minerals. It needs fatty acids. It needs antioxidants. It needs the same types of things the rest of our body needs in order to function correctly.

When it doesn’t get these things, it becomes dry, cracked, and compromised—even “ill”—and that’s when you see things like fine lines, wrinkles, redness, thinness, and sagging. Healthy, properly nourished skin looks vibrant, radiant, and youthful. Plus it’s more likely to resist problems like dermatitis, eczema, rosacea, acne, and even cancer.

People want to look younger—that’s a given. What we need to understand is that a youthful appearance comes from good health. We understand that a healthy body looks good. We need to transfer that thinking to the skin. If you want to look radiant and young, you should be using CV Skinlabs, because that’s how you’re going to get your skin healthy.

Which skincare concerns does CV Skinlabs cater to?
CV Skinlabs can help with all sorts of skin conditions. I’ve mentioned most of them—dryness, cracking and flaking, peeling, thinning, redness, inflammation, eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, and sensitivity. Those with medically treated skin love our products. We’ve toured hospitals and cancer centers and nurses are astonished by the results they’re seeing in their patients. Those struggling with wounds that haven’t healed find things change when they start using our products. We’ve had moms write in to tell us how CV Skinlabs has helped speed wound healing for children with eczema. (Check our website testimonials for before and after pictures.)

Meanwhile, even those with so-called “healthy” skin are raving about CV Skinlabs because of the way the products boost treat dryness and create new radiance and glow. We’ve got makeup artists at New York City’s Fashion Week using CV Skinlabs on their models because of how it helps the skin look great even amidst a number of makeup and wardrobe changes. And holistic doctors love it, too, because they can recommend it to their patients without worry—all the ingredients are safe and the products really work.

What sets CV Skinlabs apart from the competition?
It’s true that there are other skin care companies out there that are focusing on natural and plant-based ingredients. What sets us apart is that we care about safety, sensitivity, and efficacy. We understand that a natural product that contains a known allergen is going to cause reactions in some of our customers, and that’s not okay with us. We know that even some natural ingredients are linked with skin irritation, and so they don’t end up in our formulas.

Sensitivity is a growing issue in today’s population. We’re surrounded by more chemicals than we ever have been before in history, and our bodies are reacting. We have more allergies. We have more reactions. We have more sensitivity. So we focus on ingredients that have a track record of being effective without causing these sorts of issues.

Finally, the last way that we’re different—and I think this is a big point—is that we care about efficacy. We want these products to work! I’ve tried natural products before and they may have smelled nice or whatever, but they didn’t make any difference in my skin. That’s just not acceptable. It’s a waste of money! So we worked hard in formulation and during testing to be sure that these ingredients worked well together, and in such a way that they really made a visible difference on skin. We couldn’t be happier with the results, and from what we’re hearing from customers, it was worth the effort.

Tell us about some of the unique characteristics of your products.
One thing that we’re really proud of is our Tri-Rescue Complex. Every one of our products has it.  It’s a synergistic combination of three key ingredients:

·         Bisabolol: This is the main active ingredient in the medicinal plant chamomile; it delivers powerful anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties.
·         Reishi mushroom: This is known as the “mushroom of immortality;” it increases cellular turnover and hydration.
·         Turmeric: This is an ancient spice that has been extensively tested lately for all its many health benefits; we already know that it’s a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and some studies have indicated a potential anti-cancer activity.

We’ve combined these three ingredients to rescue damaged, inflamed, and sensitive skin.

We also use a number of other ingredients that have scientific data supporting their benefits—again, that dedication to real results! Some of these include:

·         Aloe Vera and Water Lily: Help cool and heal burns, encourage healing, calm irritated skin and reduce inflammation.
·         Jojoba, Olive, and Safflower: Provide superior moisturization, protect from dryness, soothe irritated skin, protect skin’s outer layer and give skin a smoother, softer appearance.
·         Oat Kernel Extract and Beta-Glucan: Conditions skin, helps encourage healing, relieves itching and discomfort.
·         Calendula and Sea Buckthorn: Reduces inflammation, encourages wound healing, supports skin-cell regeneration, promotes skin recovery, protect from the damaging effects of the sun, soothes skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis.
·         Ginger and Vitamin E: Provides antioxidant protection, conditions skin, controls oil production, protects from the damaging effects of the sun, helps reduce age spots.
·         Fair trade, certified organic shea butter from the Léo region in Burkina Faso provides superior moisturization to help heal cracks and peeling.

And finally, we’ve paid special attention to our packaging so that our customers with neuropathy, arthritis, or similar conditions can still use our products with ease.

·         Safe from contamination: CV Skinlabs uses no jars, but only one-way evacuation pumps and tubes to reduce the risk of contamination, and to protect the ingredients from the effects of the air around us.
·         Easy to use: People with arthritis, neuropathy, or other movement challenges caused by medications, diseases, or other health conditions can find it hard to perform simple tasks like buttoning a shirt or opening a jar. CV Skinlabs created customized bottles, tubes, and pumps easy to use by anyone.
·         Recyclable, safe & BPA-free packaging: We use PET bottles (#1) & PE tubes (#2) which are picked up through most curbside recycling programs as well as not known to leach any chemicals linked to cancer or hormone disruption.
·         No glass bottles: They can crack, break, and shatter, creating a safety hazard.
·         Reduced ecological footprint: In an attempt to contribute to earth-saving manufacturing processes, CV Skinlabs included our product brochure on the inside of the packaging where appropriate.                                                                                                                      

FFollow @GBSBeauty on Instagram for your chance to win CV Skinlabs products during 12 Days of Giveaway starting on December 13th! 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Get your coffee fix and exfoliation in one!

I loveeeee a good exfoliation, I mean who doesn't?! Get the silkiest skin with Juara's Coffee Invigorating Scrub and Daily Concept's Exfoliating Gloves. These 2 products are the perfect duo. So let's talk scrub. First of all, coffee. Must I go on? This is the perfect start to your morning to really get the energy flowing. This invigorating coffee scrub is made with Indonesian Sumatran coffee beans and finely crushed walnut shells that will awaken your senses when you exfoliate. Your skin will be brighter, more supple and nicely hydrated. It's a perfectly scratchy scrub without actually scratching your skin (if you know what I mean) & it really gets all of the dead skin off. Pair it with the exfoliating glove for the ultimate scrubbin'. Great for all skin types and cleanses thoroughly without any gross sulfates. For all you self tanners out there, you'll love this pre-tan. Hands down favorite scrub ever. Follow up with the Juara Candlenut Body Creme for ultimate deliciousness and hydration. 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Oxygen: The Answer to Gorgeous Skin

Happy FriYAY! Today is a great day to have your skin prepped and ready to go for the weekend. A long work/school week can really take a toll on your skin leaving it in need of a pick-me-up. When my skin needs a little extra TLC, my favorite way to freshen it up is with Dr. Brandt Oxygen Facial. Revitalize stressed, dull skin in just 3 to 5 minutes. I love the Oxygen Facial because of the way it feels during and after the application. When you apply it to your skin it starts to get all bubbly and foamy (feels so cool). Once you've breathed some life back into your skin, just rinse and love the way your skin feels with instant results. Here are the essential nutrients used to make this facial so amazing: 

  • Antioxidant-rich grapeseed oil - moisturizes as it counteracts the day's negative effects from UV rays, pollution and weather. 
  • Kaolin clay - draws out impurities while apple fruit extract brightens your tone and promotes a smooth, even texture. 
  • Naturally astringent lavender oil - soothes inflammation and controls oil production.

So whether you have damaged, sensitive, oily or dull skin - Oxygen Facial will do wonders for you. Hands down will be one of your favorite products in your beauty cabinet. Revive and enjoy!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Lengthy & Voluminous Lashes...that last!

Still trying to track down an awesome mascara? Same here. I've been on the prowl for the perfect mascara and I've tried quite a few that I've really liked, but I finally found one that I LOVE! Blinc Amplified Mascara has been the answer to my eyelash prayers. Amplified is the same concept as the original Blinc mascara, where it tubes your lashes and makes it really easy to remove. All you have to do is take a bit of water and put some pressure on your lashes and the tubes slide right off (so cool to see it, too.) What I love most about the Amplified mascara is how it lengthens and volumizes all at once. Blinc Amplified doesn't flake, smudge or is LIFEPROOF! 

Amplified is great on its own, but when your mascara just doesn't normally stay on, paranoia strikes and you're constantly worried that it's running. That's when the Blinc Black Lash Primer comes in for back up for extra volume and protection. This primer is AWESOMEEEEE. Instead of the usual white lash primer, this one is jet black and is great for those of us with very light lashes, who want their mascara darker than night. As one of my favorite 2-for-1's, not only does the primer enhance lashes, but it is also a treatment that encourages new lash growth. Who wouldn't want that?! It's a great best friend to the Amplified mascara and now my  makeup bag must-haves. With these two products heat, sweat, water or anything else will have nothing on your lashes. Gotta love the va-va-voom volume with this lash-lovin' pair. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Butter for the Summer: the ultimate hair care ingredient for the summer heat!

Haircare with butters are a must for Summer, when your hair is in need of hydration! Butters are known to protect, close up hair cuticles, nourish and restructure the hair. Check out my top picks for products that have a butter ingredient in them:  

Cocoa butter and Shea butter aren't the only effective butters out there, although it seems that way because they are always in the spotlight. Explore other butters and try something new. There's a product out there with butter for every hair type. Butters aren't always so heavy either so if you have finer hair and think that it'll weigh it down, well that is not always the case. For those with finer hair use a little less and start 1" - 2" from the root. Ladies, I chose the Alterna Bamboo Men Nourishing Conditioner and Shave Cream because it is not only a great conditioner for men, but it is also an amazing product to shave your legs with.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Weekend Must-Haves!

We are heading to the beach for this long weekend! Woo! Us GBS girls do not pack lightly...we are ready for the beach and after. Check out our picks for Memorial Weekend must-haves :

  • Supergoop! SPF 30 Antioxidant-Infused  Sunscreen with Vitamin C Broad Spectrum Spray - if there is anything from this list you use let this be it. YOU HAVE TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN! #1 Rule always use sunscreen, always! 
  • Living Proof Instant Texture Mist - let's keep the beachy waves going all weekend long!
  • Mio Get Waisted  - help debloat your tummy and get bikini ready before you head out.
  • Maskeraide Weather Warrior Sheet Mask - calm, soothe, and heal after the beach your skin.
  • Supergoop! Lip Balm SPF 30 - because who wants burnt, chapped lips?! 
  • OPI Infinite Shine To Infinity and Blue-Yond- the perfect shade for your fingers and toes will have you looking fabulous. 
  • Cane + Austin Ultra Sheer Weightless Sunscreen SPF 50 - your face needs way more protection. Protect you skin from aging and sun damage because wrinkles aren't a good look!
  • Davines Su Hair & Body Wash - super moisturizing for your post-beach shower.
  • CV Skin Labs Rescue & Relief Spray - will bring hydration back into your skin and is a LIFESAVER if you get a burn.
  • Tan Towel Express Tan - if you're in need of a little color before you go to the beach so your legs don't look so pasty :) 
  • Evian Facial Spray - keep cool all day long by giving your face and body a little spritz of happiness
  • Violet Love headband - they look so great with any bathing suit and such a beautiful selection of fun, summer styles.
  • The Wet Brush - get those tangles out after the water and the ocean breeze .
  • Rene Furterer Dry Shampoo - sweat? what sweat? spray a little to your roots so your hair is looking fresh.

Stay safe this weekend, have fun & relax :) 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Must-Have, Styling Regimen Staple

There is one product that I've come across that I find plays well in almost every hair type. Everyone I know that has tried it, swears by it. The ultimate, staple hair product that needs to be in everyone's styling regimen? Davines Oi/Milk! This all-in-one milk is a multi benefit beauty treatment & is good for all kinds of hair. The active ingredient in Oi/Milk is Roucou Oil, which comes from Africa, Asia, & South America. Roucou oil comes from the Annatto plant and has  natural SPF (unlike Argan oil) & contains 100x more beta-carotene than carrots! If ingredients aren't all that you care about in products, then you should totally care about the smell of Oi. All the products in the Oi line smell my opinion...a sexy man lol. They really smell amazing!! Check out the many benefits of Oi/Milk and don't forget check out the rest of the Davines Oi Collection. 


• adds shine
• adds softness and silkiness
• has an excellent detangling power
• facilitates combing of dry and wet hair
• controls frizz
• has an exceptional conditioning effect
• gives body without weighing hair down
• moisturizes hair
• facilitates blow drying
• heat protection
• provides a longer-lasting hairstyle

After using oi/shampoo, towel dry and spray oi/all in one milk 10-15 times on roots and ends: do not rinse and continue with styling. Depending on the type of hair, increase or decrease the number of sprays.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Speedy Blowout

So as a curly girl I cringe at the thought of even planning on straightening my hair (which is rare because it takes forever..and a lot of patience). The past few times I've messed around with a few product concoctions and I think I finally nailed it. Here is my recipe for a fast, frizz-free blow dry:

1. On towel-dried hair, apply Living Proof PHD 5-in-1 Styling Cream on length ( I get a little oily on top if I apply too much product, but go for it if your hair can take it..this product gives great volume!)

2. Then I spritzed Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer all over from roots to tips

3. I followed up with a light blow dry and when it was a little more on the drier side I used Living Proof Straight all over while it was still a little damp.

4. Blow dry however you like to style and if you like your hair very straight use the Living Proof Straight again on dry hair before you flat iron

Straightening my hair isn't such a to-do anymore with these couple of products. Love that I get to rock the locks straight and frizz-free more often! 

20% off of Living Proof until May 31, 2015. FREE FULL-SIZE PhD Styling Cream with any $75 purchase or a travel-size PhD Shampoo and Conditioner with any $50 Living proof purchase! use code: HHM15 on at checkout!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Product Review: Maskeraide Sheet Mask

The recent sheet mask craze has gone viral so I decided to finally give it a go. I'm really big on masks and treatments and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome of my skin after the mask. For my sheet mask I used the Maskeraide All Nighter.

My skin loved it! After a weekend of sun and a little too much fun this mask was perfect. My skin felt hydrated, revived and my under eyes were revitalized. I would definitely recommend the sheet masks, especially for a GNI (girls night in). I also really like that there are so many different options; next up is definitely Detox Diva or Weather Warrior. Not only are these masks effective, but they look so fun and have such cute names (great gifts or stocking stuffers). Here is my #sheetmaskselfie. Please excuse the Snapchat caption I forgot to save the picture before lol

Monday, April 20, 2015

Eliminate curl chaos!

We are continuing the celebration of Curl Month at GBS. Today I wanted to feature L'anza Healing Haircare because it is such a great line for all hair types, but curls as well. Curls need healing so any shampoo or conditioner you use from L'anza will be great. Now onto their awesome Healing Curls line which contains Curl Define Cream and the Curl Perfecting Treatment. There are 3 traditional methods to curling hair that will give you the outcome of curls you want: perm, heat styling, and styling products with way too many gross chemicals in them. These methods are all extremely damaging to curls. Get more spring and bounce without damaging your hair by using L’anza Curl Perfecting Treatment and Curl Define Cream. Bring your curls and waves back to life! The treatment contains key ingredients which include yogurt and milk thistle. These ingredients contain high levels of the amino acid, Cysteine. Cysteines are the building blocks of hair, these amino acids are in charge of strengthening the hair. The Curl Perfecting Treatment is formulated by science that adheres to the Law of Physics.  I won’t bore you with the scientific details, but it is so cool the formulas they come up with to get you the perfect curl. One of the formulas is called “Extension Spring Rate Calculation”. It’s pretty crazy what goes into making the perfect curl product. When I used the products I followed up with a diffuser and my curls were beautiful. They were frizz-free, shiny and still looked great on the second day. I liked pairing it with a high hold gel because i feel like my curls need just a little bit of hold, but again no 2 curls are the same. 

·         Eliminates Curl ChaosCommon problem with curly hair
·         Eliminates frizz
·         Perfect fiber alignment and definition
·         More spring and bounce
·         Spiral memory
·         Formulated by science – adheres to Law of Physics
·         Curl retention 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Product Spotlight: Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In

Express, never suppress your curls! Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In is one of my favorite leave-in treatments for curly hair. It is so hydrating and a great primer for styling products. Moisture Lock defined my curls and kept frizz down to a minimum. Note: even if you don't have curls and just need some hydration this product will probably work great, too.

Here are a few of it's benefits: 

  • Gives curls body and substance without weighing them down
  • Encourages a well-defined curl pattern with healthy movement
  • Free of residues and polymers that interfere with styling
  • Helps build a lasting, breathable moisture foundation within the curl cuticle that dramatically improves curl formation, ease of styling and even the look of hair color 

Key ingredients and benefits:

  • Prickly Pear Cactus Extract draws moisture from the air and seals it in for superior conditioning
  • Antioxidants Green Tea and Vitamin B5 protect hair and promote shine
  • Arnica Extract, a healing agent, promotes long-lasting hydration and helps seal the cuticle layer to prevent frizz and encourage healthier hair and scalp.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

9 Favorite DevaCurl Hair Tips

I love my DevaCurl and have been using it since 2009. I've picked up a few of my favorite hair tips over the years and want to share them with all of my curly girl readers! 

1. Use a paper towel, old cotton t-shirt, or a microfiber towel to absorb moisture from curly locks. (favorite of all tips, I highly recommend the Deva Gloves)

2. Lower water pressure if it is too high on the shower nozzle to prevent your hair from being limp and lethargic

3. Baby fine hair? Skip the conditioning after cleansing, you may not always need it. Conditioner can make the hair too soft and reduce its body.

4. Clip hair at the roots to relieve wet hair of its own weight as it dries. Add a little gel to the clip and leave it in until hair is completely dry.

5. Mix gel with a sulfate-free cleanser and rinse well for extra body.

6. Summer is coming and that means a lot of pool swimming! Protect your hair by applying conditioner!

7. Cut your hair when it's dry.

8. Crazy hair in the morning?! Protect your curls while you sleep by sleeping on your back with your hair spread out over your pillow like a veil, OR gather hair gently at the center of the forehead with a fabric ponytail holder.

9. Don't stay in a steamy bathroom too long after showering, the humidity opens up the cuticle and causes a high frizz factor! 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Ultimate Deep Cleanse

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

What's your type?

Whats your skin type? We've got the PERFECT  regimen for you!


Monday, March 2, 2015

Never know which serum to use?

Whichever skin type you have you should always use a serum! There is no skincare product more effective then serum. Check out my previous blog for some fun ways to use these fantastic Peter Thomas Roth products! Click here.

Friday, February 20, 2015

What's a Daily Concepts Your Konjac Sponge?

This is a blog post from the Daily Concepts blog. I found it to be extremely helpful when trying to understand all the benefits of the Konjac sponge. My skin is a bit on the dry side so i went for the Turmeric one. LOVED IT! I didn't use a cleanser and it was such a great exfoliation. Wonder no more, here is everything you need to know about the Konjac Sponge: 

He’s back! Daily Concepts’ Founder and Shower Expert, Emilio Smeke. A question we’re hearing a lot recently — What the heck is Daily Concepts’ Your Konjac Sponge?
You can see all three Daily Concepts’ Your Konjac Sponges all in a Zen-like stack above. What you’re seeing: Charcoal, Pure and Tumeric Konjac Sponges.
Yes, yes, we hear you. But what are they?
Emilio: Konjac is a jelly-like substance made from the Konnyaku potato, which is found in Japan, Indonesia, Korea and Southeast Asia. Often used in Japan for beauty treatments targeting delicate skin, konjac sponges typically contain calcium hydroxide and/or oxide calcium extracted from eggshells is also found in konjac sponges. What makes Daily Concepts’ Your Konjac Sponge unique is that it’s made up of 100% konjac root.
What makes Daily Concepts’ Your Konjac Sponges so good for the skin?
Emilio: Because of their unique net-like structure, Daily Concepts’ Your Konjac Sponges have a massage-like effect on the skin, promoting blood circulation and deep cleansing capabilities.
Unique to the konjac sponge is its naturally weak alkalinity, which neutralizes acidity of substances that can gather on the skin by creating a layer of water between the sponge and skin. Additionally, they break down dirt and balance skin’s pH.
Which of the three types of sponges is right for me?
Emilio: The bamboo charcoal sponge helps absorb impurities to purify and deep cleanse skin. In other words, it exfoliates and detoxifies.
The tumeric konjac sponge heals and prevents dry skin, as well as keeping the skin supple and improving its elasticity. In other words, it’s hydrating and regenerating.
Daily Concepts Your Konjac Sponge in Pure has no preservatives, no chemicals and no color. Like its name says, it’s, well, just PURE. It’s excellent for people with sensitive skin.
All of Daily Concepts’ Your Konjac Sponges are preservative and chemical-free.
How can they be used?
Emilio: Daily Concepts’ Your Konjac Sponges are 100% natural and can be used by all ages and skin types. They’re perfect for removing skin impurities effectively and easily with their alkalinity nature and pH balance of 8.4. We recommend them for atopic skin, makeup removal, deep cleansing to prevent acne or blackheads and moisturizing the skin.
Thanks for filling us in, Emilio!
Have a question about a Daily Concepts’ product? Send it our way and we’ll have Emilio give you the 411.

Monday, February 9, 2015

There's something new & exciting in the CURL world!

 Living Proof Curl is now at GBS The Beauty Store & I've used the products for about 5-6 washes now and I am just as impressed with the Curl line as I am with all of the other fabulous Living Proof products. I've been saying they would make a killer curl line if they ever came out with one and my wish has been answered. My favorite product would be the detangling rinse. No knot is a problem for this rinse, it gets them all out so easily. I found that if you put it on the lengths of your hair and add a little bit of water after applying, it works better. I have been on a conditioning cleanser kick and trying every one I come across, this Curl Conditioning Wash is on the top of my list. Check out the images below to see which products are perfect for your curl type and some great product tips! 

Click here to find all of these Living Proof Curl products!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


There's a new social media campaign going viral through the UK bringing awareness to Cervical Cancer. Celebrities like Cara Delevingne and many others are participating to bring awareness to the awful disease among young women and women of all ages. We decided to join the campaign, since it's such a great cause and because it hits so close to home for us. I cant tell you how easy and quick it is to just go to the doctor. Many young women are being diagnosed with cervical cancer, the majority between the ages of 25-35 years old. Women are skipping their smear tests and this viral craze is to bring the awareness of how important it is to get a pap smear annually. I was so nervous, embarrassed, and anxious about how awkward it would be to go get checked. I walked out of there after 10 minutes, got my results and I knew i was in the clear. If you wait, it may be too late. Going in is much better than all the needles, radiation, chemo and anything else you would have to endure.  Please help stop the rise in the number of women diagnosed with the disease by taking part in such an important campaign. Put on some of that gorgeous lipstick of yours and smear away. Raise awareness. Be smart, get checked. 

I nominate you all to do the same. 
Spread the word #smearforsmear!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Get the look: SAG Awards- Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore 

There were so many beautiful stars on the red carpet last night and Julianne Moore was one of my favorites. Her hair looked gorgeous and was the perfect contrast to her emerald #Givenchy dress. Her simple loose, textured waves are so easy to get using the right products. Here are a few products to get Julianne's look: 

1. Start with evo shape vixen, a volumising lotion that adds body and lasting style support. multi-purpose product for adding volume and style support, defining and hold curl or adding separation and texture.

2. Next, use the T3 Whirl Interchangeble Styling Wand. The 1.25" barrel is the one you'll want to use to get Julianne's loose waves.

3. Finish with evo love touch shine spray which adds weightless shine, helps to protect from humidity and fight frizz without collapsing styles.

These products are all available on and get 10% off for a limited time with coupon code: gbsevo