Upgrade Your Beauty Routine This Spring with Molton Brown’s New Products


Are you tired of the dull-looking hair and skin you’ve been rocking all winter? Embrace a fresh, new look this spring with the help of Molton Brown.

For shiny hair and polished skin, pick up the brand’s decadent Mer-rouge Deep Conditioning Mask ($40) and Ylang-Ylang Comforting Body Polisher ($50).

Molton Brown’s Mer-rouge Deep Conditioning Mask is blended with seaweed and amino acids for strength and shine.

The Ylang-Ylang Comforting Body Polisher exhumes deep, tranquil aromas and exfoliating black vanilla grains that refines your skin for a smooth, toned and reassuringly comforting feel.

To view the full Ylang-Ylang collection, visit http://www.moltonbrown.com



Indulge Your Scentual Side With @OGXBeauty

OGX Beauty

Why do I love OGX Beauty products? Let me count the reasons:

  1. They have a divine scent
  2. They make my hair look amazing
  3. My husband notices my alluring hair and showers me with compliments

So this Valentine’s Day, when I’m getting ready for our date, I will  prep my locks with one of these fabulous sets from OGX Beauty’s Scentuals Collection! Each salon-inspired formula is crafted to gently cleanse and indulge both the mind and body with sweet, invigorating, and floral fragrances derived from exotic ingredients cultivated around the world!

Cherry Blossom Shampoo and Conditioner

Scentuals Heavenly Hydration Cherry Blossom Shampoo and Conditioner
A lightweight, hydrating blend of cherry blossom extract and green tea for moisture that won’t weigh your hair down. The formulas are best for volumizing while hydrating.

Eucalyptus Mint Shampoo and Conditioner

Scentuals Intensely Invigorating Eucalyptus Mint Shampoo and Conditioner
A weightless, invigorating blend of eucalyptus extract, mint extract, and tee tree oil that cleanses while calming the scalp with a fresh fragrance to wake up the senses. The formulas are best to bring scalp and hair to a healthy balance.

Tsubaki Blossom Shampoo and Conditioner

Scentuals Sensually Soft Tsubaki Blossom Shampoo and Conditioner
A lightweight, exotic blend of Japanese Tsubaki extract from the Camellia flower along with bamboo oil to actually soften the texture of the hair strands. The formulas are best for silky, touchable, soft hair with every use.

OGX Scentuals Collection products are available at Walmart, ULTA, Target and a retailer near you. For more information, please visit https://www.ogxbeauty.com/

Review: Nature’s Gate Revitalizing Jojoba + Sacred Lotus Shampoo and Conditioner

Nature's Gate Conditioner Nature's Gate Shampoo

*Samples were provided in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was received for this post.*

I’m always on the lookout for a high-quality yet affordable shampoo and conditioner duo for my color-treated hair and I’m happy to say I’ve found it!

Nature’s Gate Revitalizing Jojoba + Sacred Lotus Shampoo and Conditioner are a dream come true. I love how gently yet thoroughly the shampoo cleans my hair and the pleasant scent it leaves behind. The conditioner quenches my treses with essential botanicals and leaves it soft and shiny.

Each product retails for $8.39 and is available at health and natural food stores across the U.S. and Canada.

About Nature’s Gate:
A trusted alternative for healthy hair for over 40 years. Nature’s Gate believes that it’s not only essential what you put in your body but what you put on it as well. Your cleansing routine just got more responsible.

Visit http://www.naturesgate.com/ to check out their full range of products.


Mother’s Day 2015: The Ultimate Beauty Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Express your love and gratitude with customized beauty sets that are sure to put a smile on Mom’s face and make her feel extra beautiful. There are plenty of options for Mom to enjoy all year long.


Moms always put their families first which doesn’t leave much time for primping. Help Mom make her beauty routine a cinch with hair products that provide fast and lasting results. Extra credit: browse YouTube video tutorials together to learn new tips. Unite Hair Care’s channel has plenty of ideas.

SG Invisible Dry Shampoo $7.99
Topganic Intensive Oil $13
Unite SESSION-MAX Spray $25
Unite CONUNDRUM Paste Styling Cream $27.50
John Freida full VOLUME dryer $49.99
göt2b POWDER’ful volumizing STYLING POWDER $7.98
göt2b anti-frizz SHINE SERUM $12.82
VO5 Salon Series™ Anti-Frizz & Shine Styling Cream $4.84
KMS California HAIR PLAY Playable Texture spray $20


If Mom loves luxury, spoil her with a set of hair products from Philip B. A regular on Project Runway, Philip B’s innovative botanical blends offer a variety of benefits and smell absolutely divine. I recommend:

Maui Wowie Volumizing & Thickening Beach Mist $22
Peppermint and Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo $28
Mega-Curl Enhancer $50
Rejuvenating Oil $30
Self Adjusting Hairspray $22

skin care gift box

This Mother’s Day, you can take Mom to the spa and spend hundreds of dollars. An affordable alternative is an at-home spa day, for a fraction of the cost. Combine a variety of skincare products to help Mom get that much needed rest and relaxation. Extra credit: offer to babysit your siblings and add some vino to the basket, so Mom can really unwind.

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream in Vanilla Apricot $22
Amarte Daily Wonder Cleansing Foam $40
Eyes by ToGoSpa Collagen Gel Pads $12.50
Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Enriching Hand Lotion $34.00
Le Mieux Bio Cell+ Mask $30
Osmotics Sugar Scrub Body Polish $38
SENSAI Re-Contouring Lift Essence $145
Bioré Charcoal Pore Strips $5
AVON Anew Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask $30


Did Mom recently discover the selfie setting on her smart phone? Give her the tools to look her best in every picture, with makeup products designed to erase skin imperfections and make contouring easy. No Photoshop skills required.

Mary Kay Translucent Loose Powder $16
Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color $12
Mary Kay Mineral Bronzing Powder $12
Pur Minerals Liquid Veil 4-in-1 Spray Foundation $39
Pur Minerals 4 in 1 Liquid Foundation $39
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer $36
Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Stick Trio $45
Mally Beauty Shimmer, Shape, and Glow $49.50
Skinn Cosmetics Plasma Flawless Finish $42
Ciaté Blush Pop Crème Blush $19



Premium Beauty Brands Partner with Susan G. Komen In the Fight Against Breast Cancer

This October, in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the leading beauty and personal care brand, Kao USA Inc. has created limited-edition pink ribbon packaging across five of its most beloved brands to support Susan G. Komen and its vital mission to save lives and end breast cancer.

The brands include Ban, Bioré, Curél, Jergens, and John Frieda Hair Care.

Kao USA Inc. will donate a quarter of a million dollars to the cause, regardless of sales, helping to fund vital breast cancer programs.

Look for the Komen Running Ribbon on your daily beauty essentials, including:

Jergens® Original Scent Dry Skin Moisturizer ($6.99)

Curél® Ultra Healing® Intensive Lotion ($8.99)

Bioré® Deep Cleansing Pore Strips ($7.99)

Ban® Total Refresh® Cooling Body Clothes ($3.29)

John Frieda® Frizz Ease® Moisture Barrier Firm Hairspray ($6.99)

John Frieda® Frizz Ease® Smooth Start Shampoo ($6.99)

John Frieda® Frizz Ease® Smooth Start Conditioner ($6.99)

The Do’s and Don’ts of Washing Your Hair

scalpThe health of your scalp determines how fast your hair grows. Heavy build-up on the scalp due to overactive sebum, excessive product usage and dryness can lead to blocked follicles and  when left untreated, the scalp can become irritated, itchy and inhibit hair growth.

To ensure a clean, flake-free and healthy head, cleanse and condition properly and follow HairMax’s do’s and don’ts, from their Healthy Hair Growth Guide:

Do start by rinsing your hair with warm water for about three minutes. The extra rinsing time will loosen up product residue, allowing you to use less shampoo.

Don’t comb your hair while shampooing. The stretching and pulling creates unnecessary stress on strands. Instead, save detangling for when the conditioner is in.

Don’t pile hair on top of your head while shampooing, but instead apply the shampoo by smoothing it in a downward motion.

Don’t rough up your hair while drying.  Rather, gently squeeze out the water with a towel.


11 Surprising Ways to Use Coconut Oil

coconutoilHave you jumped on the coconut oil beauty trend? If not, pick up a jar at your local grocery store and follow Josie Feria’s tips on how to utilize the oil from head to toe.

  1. Intensive treatment for dry hair: work into wet hair, cover with a shower cap and leave on for up to 30 minutes; rinse and shampoo as usual
  2. Stimulate hair growth: massage into scalp
  3. Fight frizz: use a small amount in your hair for instant control
  4. Face: use as makeup remover, including eyes
  5. Lips: use in place of lip balm
  6. Cuticles: massage into cuticles to eliminate dryness and stimulate nail growth
  7. Body moisturizer: use as you would a normal body lotion for overall treatment, focusing especially on dry elbows
  8. Body scrub: mix with sea or rock salt and exfoliate (mix with sugar for sensitive skin)
  9. Prevent stretch marks: apply to skin daily to avoid scarring during pregnancy
  10. Soothing balm: apply to skin irritated by poison ivy, oak or sumac
  11. Feet: rub on feet to hydrate and condition skin; fights athlete’s foot and low level fungus

Josie Feria is the Director of Operations at Lapis Spa at Fontainebleau Miami Beach