November 29th, 2011
Gift Idea: Joico’s Luxe Holiday Duo


The Moisture Recovery Duo, $30-35, is a great gift idea for the girl that likes to keep things natural. The Moisture Recovery Luxe Holiday Duo provides dry winter hair with the ultimate hydration. The blend of sea kelp and marine-derived amino acids will revive your hair after just one use!  Most natural girls prefer to let their hair air dry, giving them a beautiful and natural wave; keeping your hair moisturized is a great way to achieve a wave while blocking out any frizz that air drying can create. Also included in the Duo is a free NEW K-PAK RevitaLuxe which restores and hydrates damaged hair.

Available HERE

November 29th, 2011
Deal Alert!


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November 28th, 2011
Deal Alert: Best of Basics At The Kain Sample Sale


Just in time to help you prep a heavy artillery of comfortable yet luxurious basics for winter, Kain announces their annual sample sale that’s everything we could have asked for. The Cali brand is most well-known for their super-soft fabrics and effortlessly beautiful tees, tanks, henleys, jersey dresses, sweatshirts, and knits. Score them all at 50 to 70% off next week, at this not-to-be-missed shopping event.


Thursday, December 1 through Friday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Addison + Crescent Showroom, The Cooper Building 860 South Los Angeles Street (between East 8th and East 9th streets), Suite 505.


November 27th, 2011
Smell Good, Give Back


Aroma Earth is providing clean and safe drinking water around the globe, a bottle at a time.



Buy a 1.7 oz bottle of Aroma Earth’s new fragrance, Cali Blue, $32, to support the cause.

Find out more ONLINE.

November 26th, 2011
Beauty Flashback!


Advertisement from Mademoiselle, circa October 1965

November 25th, 2011
First Look: SHIN salon


Master cutter Shin An opens her eponymous salon, SHIN, this month. A 1,160 square foot cottage-style retreat on Montana Avenue in the heart of Santa Monica, the space is intimate and modern, embodying a sense of warmth, freshness and reflects, in part, Shin’s Korean heritage. Upon entering, clients are greeted by hand-carved dark-blonde wooden panels or “cultural tattoos,” adding to the abstract Asian-influenced decor.


SHIN features 6 dry-cutting and color stations separated by privacy screens, 3 contoured shampoo bowls, 2 hairdryers, manicure/pedicure station and outdoor lounge. Inside, the apothecary hosts an edited selection of products from retailers like Sachajuan Professional Haircare, Sojourn by Elan Sassoon, Liqwd, Philip B, Lafco Candles, Jewelry by Sarah Magid, BRAD skincare and The Hype Noses.


The full service salon menu includes off-site styling and makeup application, facial treatments and analysis and manicures and pedicures. Pre/post opening appointments are available upon request.

Shin salon is located at 1025 Montana Avenue, between 10th and 11th streets in Santa Monica, CA | 310.310.3128 | WEB SITE

November 24th, 2011
Beat the Holiday Bulge


Celeb trainer, David Kirsch, supplies his best tips for resisting temptation this holiday season…

On the day of the big meal:

·         Make sure you eat a good, protein-rich breakfast to coat your stomach and keep you from overeating.

·         An hour before dinner, take the edge off by enjoying a small protein snack like a handful of almonds or a protein shake.

·         Pledge to keep your cheer clear: If you have to drink, make it wine or vodka soda—not anything pink or frilly.


Following the celebration:

·         Banish the bloat by returning to your five-small-meals-a-day plan.

·         Make sure you hydrate by drinking plenty of water to get rid of the fatty toxins.

·         Potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes and asparagus help to fight water retention, so stock up on these healthy holiday veggies.

·         Make sure you avoid starchy carbs, which can cause your stomach to bloat.


Whenever you have a misstep:

·         If you ate a little too much or exercised a little less than you’d like to – take small steps to get back on your path to wellness.

·         Eat a healthy breakfast to start your day off right or do a mini-workout with cardio in the morning and cardio-sculpting in the afternoon.

·         Small steps will get you back on track from the holidays in no time.

To learn more, check out Kirsch’s SITE

November 23rd, 2011
Deal Alert: Black Friday Beauty Steals


New skincare brand, NailaMD is rolling out some special deals this Friday, November 25th. In celebration of Black Friday, the brand will offer 40% off the Adult Acne System and Teen Acne Systems from 12 am to 11:59pm only.

The Naila MD Adult Acne System, originally $82, includes: Advanced Cleansing Medicated Cleanser, Spot Eliminator Treatment Crème and Wrinkle and Acne Reduction Treatment Crème. The Naila MD Youth Acne System, originally priced at $68, includes: Advanced Cleansing Medicated Cleanser, Spot Eliminator Treatment Crème and Wrinkle Acne Reduction Treatment Crème.

Log onto the Naila MD skincare page to get quick skincare tips and to learn about upcoming contests and giveaway opportunities.




To get the deals, go HERE



November 23rd, 2011
C’Mon, Get Happy


Clinique asked up-and-coming filmmakers to explore the question, “What Makes You Happy?” and received unique perspectives on the meaning and sources of happiness. After reviewing thousands of video submissions, nine videos were selected for capturing something special. This holiday season Clinique encourages you to watch, smile, and share happiness with your friends & fam.


To learn more about Clinique Happy Videos, click HERE

November 23rd, 2011
A Patch for Anti-Aging?


Just as smokers who combat their addiction through nicotine patches, modern women can now seek skincare solace through a patch of their own. The new WrinkleMD ($129) device that replenishes Hyaluronic Acid in the skin, via an eye patch. The pain-free beauty breakthrough promises to leave skin hydrated, smooth, and younger looking.

Designed to target the delicate wrinkle-prone area around the eyes, the system helps diminish the look of crow’s feet, fine and deep under eye lines in 40 minutes.

The easy-to-use device from University Medical is ideal for women who have considered injections but don’t like the needles. The non-invasive, at-home system infuses Hyaluronic Acid (which is the same ingredient injected by dermatologists), along with Syn ake Super Peptide and Biodynes TRF into the top layers of skin unlike traditional creams and serums which sit on the surface. The specialized formula of active anti wrinkle ingredients paired with an unprecedented enhanced delivery system, are meant to slow the signs of aging.

Learn more about WrinkleMD HERE


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