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 … Continue reading

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

Coachella Beauty Essentials


If you are one of the lucky ones headed to the Coachella music festival this weekend, you are most likely ditching the blow dryer, make up (and possibly even a shower).

Here are a few simple beauty products you won’t want to leave behind in order to look refreshed and effortless.


gud wipes

gud Natural Cleansing Wipes $3.00


Swipe single-use, disposable deodorant wipe 2.99


espa introductory collection

ESPA Introductory Collection $41

Burt’s Bees Soothing Lip Balm with Eucalyptus & Menthol

Burt’s Bees Soothing Lip Balm with Eucalyptus & Menthol $3.30


Lavett & Chin Sea Salt Texturizing Mist

Lavett & Chin Sea Salt Texturizing Mist $30.00

One n’ Only Argan Oil Treatment

One n’ Only Argan Oil Treatment $9.99




Get the Look: Radiant Orchid Hair

kellyos nicole laurenRadiant Orchid has been taking over fashion, beauty, and now has vibrantly hit hair. Kelly Osbourne, Nicole Richie, and now, Lauren Conrad joins the style with a semi-permanent color that lasts for a few weeks.

Get the look:

Like LC you may not want this color permanently! Temporary real hair color, Streekers are the easiest temporary hair color to apply. Brushable and vibrant, they contain no harsh chemicals and wash out with shampoo.


Get the faded look by using purple and ultra violet!

$11.95 at streekers.com, ulta.com, or Ulta store

Giveaway: @Infusium23 Moisture Replenisher Prize Pack

Infusium 23

Infusium 23’s Moisture Replenisher Collection

Infusium 23‘s premium collections of shampoos, conditioners and leave-in treatments are comprised of essential pro-vitamins and treatment ingredients to help restore damaged hair so it looks and feels noticeably healthy and shiny. Designed to fight today’s toughest hair issues, Infusium 23 offers customized solutions in the collections of: Repair & Renew, Frizz Controller, Moisture Replenisher, Color Defender, and Volume Builder. ($6.99, available at drugstores nationwide, http://www.infusium23.com; Facebook)

About the Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Collection:

The Moisture Replenisher Collection by Infusium 23 hydrates to replenish moisture to dry, parched hair. Ideal for hair that is dry from chemicals, heated appliances and over-exposure to the elements, the Moisture Replenisher Collection quenches hair’s thirst in three easy steps.


1 lucky winner will win the Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher shampoo, conditioner and leave-in treatment.

Open to residents of US and Canada only. 18+.

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post and share your best dry hair remedy. Please include your email address.

BONUS ENTRY: Share this post on Twitter and tag @MyBeautySource and @Infusium23

CONTEST ENDS January 27, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.

A winner will be picked at random and will be notified by email. Prize will be fulfilled by the sponsor.