Top 10 New Hair Care Lines

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There’s been a lot of hair care hitting my doorstep lately. Some brands I’ve heard of before and some I’ve never even seen a blip of. Since they’ve been arriving in 2016 I’ve been giving them all a go… and so has my husband, son and daughter. Because it’s go all or go home when it comes to hair care 😉 Below I’ve picked out a few of my (our) favorites from what’s shown up and discussed why they’re awesome to make up this weeks Top 10 Tuesday – New Hair Care Lines.

1 // The largest collection of products I have to share in this list are from Matrix. This first group is from the StyleLink Collection which is their award-winning styling line. A couple are missing from the photo because my husband stole them… basically his holy grail hair styling product of choice was from Redken and they broke his heart and discontinued it. Around that time all of this stuff from Matrix showed up and he fell in love with the Over Achiever 3-in-1 ($18.00 // ULTA Beauty) and the Shape Switcher($18.00 // ULTA Beauty). He likes to have all-day hold but not have his hair look overly crunchy because then he says his hair looks like it’s thinning =| High maintenance.

My personal faves from StyleLink are the Smooth Setter Smoothing Cream($18.00 // ULTA Beauty) and Height Riser Volumizing Powder ($18.00 // ULTA Beauty). The Smoothing Cream really helps keep my frizz at bay without weighing it down in all the wrong places. Height Riser sucks up the excessive oil in my crown and gives an excellent hold all day.

2 // In keeping with the Matrix love we need to talk about the best smelling line of hair care in all of the land – Oil Wonders Volume Rose. Yes, you just saw “Oil” and “Volume” in the same title. I was a big skeptic because I wrestle with a very oily scalp, yet my favorite product from this line ended up being the Oil Wonders Volume Rose Plumping Mousse ($20.00 // ULTA Beauty). It kept frizz down and added volume… all without making my hair look oily. By days end my style still looked good, though it didn’t last into the next day like with Height Riser. When I’m looking for a sleeker style and the overall appearance of thick hair this one is my choice.

3 // You didn’t think I’d let Matrix swing on by without talking about dry shampoo did you? A lot of dry shampoos cross my path (since I basically need to inhale it to survive my oily headed life) but the Miracle Extender ($16.00 // ULTA Beauty) has me at another level. Super fab second day hair without the residue AND it smells TDF. YAAASSSS.

4 // StriVectin does hair care?! OF COURSE! Their Color Care Line($22.00-$29.00 // ULTA Beauty) is fabulous for not only keeping your dye job in check but will give you the qualities of strength, vibrancy, easy to manage… all those things youthful, untreated hair has. My hair feels shiny and soft even when I’m due for a touch-up at the salon. There are several other collections within the line, so if Color Care isn’t up your alley make sure to check the others out.

5 // If you’re looking to remove impurities pick yourself up some AveenoPure Renewal Shampoo & Conditioner($5.99 // Target). They use natural seaweed extract to refresh and make hair more manageable without over-stripping.

6 // For vitamin-infused, professional hair care you’ll want to look intoMitch Stone Shampoo & Conditioner($36.00 set // Mitch Stone). The line contains VComps which is a “proprietary blend of carefully-curated vitamins, minerals and oils, swirled together in a lush papaya base”. I loved how this worked well for both myself and my daughter (who has dry hair).

7 // When I think about a “pin-up” I’m immediately jealous. Killer bod, gorgeous skin, the best red lipstick and THE BEST HAIR. Beauty and Pinupsis a line I’ve never heard of but I was more than willing to give them a test run because of my pin-up obsession as well as the gorgeous packaging. There is a lot to choose from but my favorite item is the Sway Blow Out Styling Primer($26.00 // Beauty and Pin Ups). It cuts down on drying time while also cutting down on frizz. My daughter, with her dry hair, loves the Flaunt Silkening Shampoo and the Luxe Leave-In Spray On Revitalizing Conditioner.

8 // My holy grail for extending the look of my highlights in between touch-ups (as you know) is the John FriedaSheer Blonde line ($3.59 // ULTA Beauty). This extends the look of highlights for me so that I’m only going every other month rather than every month.

9 // Speaking of extending things you know that the Redken Pillow Proof($20.00 // ULTA Beauty) holds an extra special place in my heart. I use this frequently for getting an extra day out of my style and absorbing oils. I also need to give a major shout out to Braid Aid($25.00 // ULTA Beauty) because it’s literally the only way I can style my daughters hair and Beach Envy Volume Wave Aid ($20.00 // ULTA Beauty) for being my beach wavy hair drug of choice this coming Summer.

10 // Did you really think I’d let a Top 10 go by without mentioning the brand that started my entire frizz free lifestyle? Living Proofholds many faves of mine, most notably the no frizz line. Now they have a No Frizz Nourishing Oil($20.00 // Sephora). An OIL, you say? For this oily head? YES. Because I keep it only from the nape of the neck to the ends. It’s best for coarse hair, so a very little will do ya if you’re just trying to combat weather related frizzies.




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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for a Beauty Lover

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Beauty lovers are the easiest to shop for. It’s almost as though the options are limitless! This week, for Makeup Wars, we’re giving some recommendations on stocking stuffers. Below you’ll find Stocking Stuffer Ideas for a Beauty Lover – and there’s sure to be something that you know they’ll love 😉

Holiday Lips:

COVERGIRL Outlast Longwear Lipstick* (find it at ULTA Beauty). The shade shown below is called Sofia in Love and was made for Sofia Vergara to wear on her wedding day to Joe Manganiello! That basically means it’s the perfect red – there are many other reds to choose from so be sure to check out Red Siren, Red Revenge or Red Rogue!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick (find it at Macy’s). You’ve heard the hype and it’s real. It’s the lip color that won’t quit so it’s the perfect gift! I’m wearing Heathers in this photo and I was SO impressed with how well it lasted through a Christmas party full of eats and drinks.

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick (find it at ULTA Beauty). If you’re looking to save money these are the next best thing to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks. The color selection is decent and you have a lot more neutral options than with ABH. I’d recommend buying them online, though… my stores are always sold out of the best colors!!

LUSH Santa Baby (find it at LUSH). My fave lip tint is now in a tube! Seasonally appropriate and it smells, tastes and looks amazing. Buy buy buy!

Hooked on Hair:

Redken* (find it at ULTA Beauty). Three products I’ve been using and loving from Redken are the Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender, Express Primer and Diamond Oil. It’s been a whole other level of hair care for me. The oil is the only one I’ve tried that doesn’t seem to travel up my strands and into the crown of my head making it even more oily. It stays where you put it and to me that’s a miracle. If the giftee enjoys hair care, they need this trio.

For the Brow Obsessed:

Salon Perfect* (find it at Walmart). Have they whined about how they want to try awesome brow gels and powders but they’re so expensive? Hook them up with the Salon Perfect ones at Walmart. Same thing, a third of the cost!

Always Doe-Eyed:

Salon Perfect Lashes* (find it at Walmart). If lashes are worn then you can never ever own enough. I know for my cousin if I handed her a stocking full of false lashes she’d love me forever. The Salon Perfect lashes are available at Walmart and look really good on.

Nudestix* (find it at Sephora). The Nudestix line is full of perfect multi-taskers. Travel-friendly and easy to use you’ll find items that work well on lips, eyes, cheeks and brows! So, if you’re not sure what they’d like this line will cover every single base with minimal product purchasing.

Gaga for Gadgets:

Real Techniques* (find it at ULTA Beauty). If they’re into brushes you need to get them some of the Bold Metals line from Real Techniques. They’re so pretty and the metal handles make them seasonally perfect.

Salon Perfect* (find it at Walmart). Affordable beauty gadgets abound! Who else not only has lashes and brow products but also a handy tool for helping you apply those lashes?! Get on it.

Because They Love Skin Care:

AVEENO* (find it at Target). There is some skin sensitivity up in this house and we are good with Aveeno. If the person you’re stuffing a stocking for is picky about what they can put on their body this line is an excellent choice. There are wonderful items available for the body and also the face.

Murad* (find it at ULTA Beauty). I put a lot of Murad on my face and have recently become very obsessed with the benefits of Vitamin C. They have a lot of products to suit any skin issues (or non-issues) but if your recipient hasn’t checked out the “C” line you must introduce them!

Lather* (find it at If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen this one already – but it smells so good it’s landing here too so no one misses out! Lather has 4 options of stocking stuffers that smell amazing. It’s a candle/soap duo that you can get in Lavender, Lemongrass, Vanilla and Cranberry Orange.

Manicure Addicted:

OPI* (find it at ULTA Beauty). OPI has released some gorgeous nail polish sets lately full of fun ways to jazz up core colors. You can also currently find their new Starlight collection in stores now!

Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens (find it at Target). I’m not the greatest at nail art but I love to use these pens when I want to doodle a bit on my nails. If your person loves nail art these will be an excellent way for them to customize their looks.

Sinful Colors Nail Polish* (find it at Walgreens). For budget friendly nail polish options Sinful Polish gives you a ton of colors, both neutral and loud. Because they’re so reasonably priced it’s an easy add on to a gift or even easier to fill up an entire stocking with!

Pretty Perfect Nail Polish* (find it at I talked about this brand last year – you can pick a polish and put ANY name you want on it. Everyone likes to see their name on things 😉 Ask someone to marry you with one… there are endless options!

If You’re On a Budget:

ELF* (find it at Target). I originally posted these items on my Instagram but they’re perfect for this post as well because they’re the best at being budget friendly! Basically anything you choose will work so pick what works best for the recipient. There are also some amazing holiday kits out!

Hard Candy* (find it at Walmart). If your recipient loves to bring the fun and flash then Hard Candy is the budget friendly beauty pick for them! Beautiful picks are available for holiday including palettes, kits, lip gloss and even a Disco Lip Gloss ball!

PIXI Beauty* (find it at Target). PIXI has a fabulous collection of core items as well as holiday picks. You’ll find everything you need in this section from holiday sets to lip balms to liners to shadows… anything you can think of!

Pick from the list and mix it up or stock them up on their must-haves (if they love lashes they can never have enough)!

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Top 10 Hair Products to Try

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I have been posting SO MUCH hair care lately that it’s only appropriate to do a Top 10 Hair Products post. Even as I sit here typing this I’m thinking of all of the products I forgot to include in this. There are easily enough for a Top 20 so I’m going to keep this post to my most recent discoveries of faves!

In no particular order:

  1. Redken. Lately this brand has really been on my radar, mostly thanks to my husband (see Favorite Hair Product for a Man below). First off, I’ve been using their Texturizing Sea Spray* ($ // ULTA Beauty) and Braid Aid* ($25.00 // ULTA Beauty) on my daughters hair. She has this very silky, fine hair that is impossible to deal with for styling. Braids, updos… nothing ends up working out or lasting because her strands slip out. I use the Sea Spray all over her hair and brush it through (not saturated, but misted) and then put some of the Braid Aid on my fingers as I work on her look. It’s been a Godsend!
    I’ve also been playing around with their Frizz Dismiss line* ($8.50-$35.50 // ULTA Beauty) and have been loving how it’s keeping my frizz to a minimum this Summer My hair is manageable with this, and that, I like. This is sulfate & sodium chloride-free.
  2. DermOrganic. Leave-In Spray Therapy* ($20.00 // ULTA Beauty) has been fabulous for when my hair is curled and I want to run my hands through it to separate it up a bit. This product adds shine to my strands without weighing them down.
  3. Living Proof. If a Perfect Hair Day* ($26.00 // Sephora) is all you need then you’ve found it! I’m a huge fan of this brands No Frizz line ($15.00-$36.00 // Sephora) and Perfect Hair Day is just as fabulous to smooth into wet or damp hair to help keep your mane in check during the suffering of the weather. 😉 (Review).
  4. Peter Coppola. The Keratin Concept Legacy Collection* (Review) kept my hair in check during 118 degree Las Vegas heat. It doesn’t get more impressive than that. Purchase at
  5. Keune. The line is fabulous for helping my hair look less oily. It’s extremely impressive how well it does that as well as keeps frizz at bay. Find a salon here to purchase. (Review).
  6. Nora Ross. Garlic Shampoo & Conditioner* may seem intimidating, but there is no garlic smell and the benefits are insane. Very clarifying, very hair softening. Purchase on the website. (Review).
  7. Sebastian. Potion 9 ($18.95 // ULTA Beauty), y’all. I got this in a beauty sub box and haven’t let it go since. It’s a must-have styling product if you’re into flexible hold.. which I am. I also love their Shaper Plus Extra Hold Hairspray ($10.00 // ULTA Beauty) for times when I needs me some hold.
  8. Suave. Popping mousse in my hair is the best way to get my curls to hold all day long. My go-to for awhile now has been Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Mousse* ($6.49 // Walgreens). Pop some of that in wet hair, brush through, blow dry… get to stylin’.
  9. Biotera. I did an entire post on awesome dry shampoos and Biotera Invisible Dry Shampoo* ($7.69 // Sally Beauty) is one of my top picks from that post. Great at absorbing that nasty oil and making you look like you actually washed your hair that day. No residue, no problems!
  10. CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™. The Intense Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner* ($4.99-$5.99 // Target) have been instrumental at fixing up the scalps and chlorine damaged hair of the women in this house. Affordable and a must-have for a Summer hair fix! (Review).

Favorite Hair Product for a Man: Redken For Men Firm Grasp Texturizing Clay ($19.00 // ULTA Beauty). My husband, he is a diva. He loves that this holds but doesn’t make his hair look overly-styled and crunchy.

Hair Products I Want to Try: Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo ($7.99 // ULTA Beauty). I read a ton of reviews on this line awhile ago but haven’t had the chance to try it! It’s on the list to get at ASAP!

Also this week I’m testing outmystery hair care! Any guesses as to what it is? I won’t even know myself until the end of the week!

What hair products would be in your top 10? Check out what the other bloggers are loving by clicking the icons below!

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Redken for Men Full Impact Bodifying Shampoo Photos & Review

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The hubbster loves soft hair. I’m not talking about mine, I mean he likes HIS hair feeling soft. I believe him because he’s constantly stealing my shampoo to the point where it doesn’t end evenly with my conditioners and that drives me insane.

I just might have been more excited than him when the Redken for Men Full Impact Bodifying Shampoo arrived. My girlie shampoo is now all my own 😉 I immediately put it in the shower and told him to test it out and tell me his thoughts.

Hubby insists that Redken for Men Full Impact Bodifying Shampoo does make his hair feel soft and smells “manly”. He’s also pleased to find out that this shampoo is also formulated to plump up fine or thinning hair (which he doesn’t have an issue with yet but is still vainly paranoid about).

What Shampoo does your man love? And, does he steal yours to be beautiful? (hehe)

Redken for Men Full Impact Bodifying Shampoo retails for $12.00. Visit for salons.

Ulta Invites You to Their 21 Days of Beauty! Take the Hair Pledge & Enter to Win $100!

Did you ever notice that when you take just an extra few minutes to do up your hair, you feel fabulous? Your confidence level goes up, your smile gets extra wide…and, trust me, people take notice. ULTA Beauty wants you to love the hair your have, so they’re taking the Mom’s month of May and giving you 21 Days of Beauty (May 12 – June 1) as well as the chance to take the hair pledge! All items featured in this post are available always, but during their Love Your Hair campaign, they are going to have featured Beauty Steals™. My hair pledge is to do my hair as much as I do my makeup! As a stay-at-home mom, it’s easy and habit to just throw my hair up on top of my head. So, here I am running around in a full face of makeup with scraggle hair. My pledge only takes an extra 20 minutes out of my day to blow dry and flat iron myself into something presentable. DO-ABLE! With the 21 products provided by ULTA Beauty, I chose my faves and did three hair looks.Look 1:For this look I used Rusk Brilliance Shampoo and Conditioner, Conair You Style Hair Dryer, Hot Tools Nano Ceramic 1/2″ Flat Iron, Chi 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray, Matrix Biolage Style Mousse and Kenra Volume Spray.

On the first day I wanted to start simply and just basically do what I’d normally do but amp it up. I washed my hair using the Rusk Brilliance Shampoo and Conditioner, which smelled like grapefruits and had an excellent lather. The conditioner is technically a leave-in, but my hair tends to look weighed down, so I rinsed it out after leaving it in for a few minutes. I dried using the Conair You Style Hair Dryer, which dried my hair fast and had a gentle blast. After that I put in Chi 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray then flat ironed with the Hot Tools Nano Ceramic 1/2″ Flat Iron (which is mini and perfect for getting those hard to handle flyaways or would be amazing for short hair). Finishing off, I added in the Matrix Biolage Style Mousse and Kenra Volume Spray, which added thickness and volume to my hair.

Look 2:For this look I used Schwarzkoff Professional: Osis + Mattifying Powder, Conair More Big Curls Hairsetter and Redken Control Addict 28.

On the second day I wanted to definitely test out how the mattifying powder worked. I have such problems finding a product that will actually suck the grease out of my roots. The Schwarzkoff Professional: Osis + Mattifying Powder does the job tenfold. With this, I found it’s best to tap a little in your hands and work through your roots. After I rolled up my hair with the Conair More Big Curls Hairsetter and left them in for about 20 minutes. Upon taking them out I flipped my head over and spritzed in some Redken Control Addict 28 and voila. Volume. Normally, if I don’t wash my hair every day, it’s flat as a pancake and basically pretty disgusting. Between the Mattifying Powder and Hot Rollers…we’re in business.

Look 3For this look I used the ABBA Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner, Big Sexy Hair Root Pump, TIGI Bed Head Straighten Out Straightening Cream and the Hot Tools Cheetah 1″ Tapered Iron.

This was my fave look because it was so bombshell and really very different for what I do on an every day basis. The ABBA Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner smell AMAZING. The Shampoo had an excellent lather and the scent was energizing and minty. While my hair was still damp I put in the TIGI Bed Head Straighten Out Straightening Cream because my hair is so frizzy I had to straighten it a bit before I went ahead and curled it. I know…it’s a rough life. With the Big Sexy Hair Root Pump, I simply flipped my head over and sprayed, then after I curled and sprayed it again just sort of around my head using it as a hair spray. Those curls lasted all day, through heavy wind. Amaze. The Hot Tools Cheetah 1″ Tapered Iron is the stuff dreams are made of. It includes a glove so you won’t burn yourself and curling my hair was quick and easy.

On to the Sweepstakes! Enter for a chance to win a $100 ULTA Beauty gift card! The rules are below, but the easiest way to enter is to simply leave a comment on this post telling me about your own hair pledge! Want more? Beginning May 12 enter ULTA’s Hair Pledge, where they are encouraging women to pledge to love the hair they have for the chance to win free blowouts for the rest of the year. Joining is simple – tweet your hair pledge with the hashtag #ULTAHairPledge and you’re entered. You can see sample pledges, more info, and other ways to enter here.Sweepstakes Rules:

  1. No duplicate comments.
  2. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
  • a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
  • b) Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
  • c) Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
  • d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 5/15/13 – 6/1/13.

Be sure to visit the ULTA Beauty page on where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!


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DIESEL BLACK GOLD: Redken’s Runway Report with hair by Guido

Black Gold
Spring – Summer 2013
Hair by Guido, Redken Creative Consultant

While the Diesel Black Gold collection yesterday was graffiti-and-skateboard park themed, the style that Redken Creative Consultant Guido created for the show was pure, simple, and polished. The smooth, straight look was all about minimalism, a look fitting to the American sportswear that ultimately defines the Diesel atheistic.

“This is a simple style, but it’s perfectly executed in a very polished way. It’s healthy hair with a bit of shine. Even though the style seems minimal, if one like this is done completely right, it ultimately elevates the whole look and becomes something more special. And it’s very American, very New York. I always say the hair in New York, as opposed to in Milan or Paris, is always hair women really do end up wearing.”

-Guido, Redken Creative Consultant

Redken Products Used:
-satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion
-fashion work 12 versatile working spray
-shine flash 02 glistening mist

Create the Look:

  1. Apply satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion to damp hair and blow-dry straight.
  2. Create a deep left side part, pulled all the way across and out of the face.
  3. Use a flat iron to make the hair perfectly straight.
  4. Use fashion work 12 versatile working spray to tame any fly-away’s.
  5. Apply shine flash 02 glistening mist for a light shine (not heavy gloss) – hair should look “healthy.”
  6. Tuck hair behind the ears.

MARC BY MARC JACOBS: Redken’s Runway Report with hair by Guido

Marc by Marc Jacobs
Spring – Summer 2013
Hair by Guido, Redken Creative Consultant

Redken Products Used: 
-guts 10 root targeted spray foam
-fashion work 12 versatile working spray

Create the Look:

  1. Start with damp hair and spray guts 10 root targeted spray foam throughout, this will give it some texture and ensure that when it’s pinned up, it will stay.
  2. Rough dry hair brushing straight back with a boar-bristle brush.
  3. Wrap fabric headband around head tying at the nape of the neck.
  4. Gather hair into a loose ponytail and secure with elastic 4 inches from the ends of the hair.
  5. Fold the loose ponytail up into a messy chignon and pin with open fasteners
  6. Mist entire style with fashion work 12 versatile working spray.

Photos Courtesy of Redken.

Places to Visit for Fashion’s Night Out! Bobbi Brown, Maybelline, Sephora & more!

Bobbi Brown

Join Makeup Artist Bobbi Brown and Leandra Medine, founder of The Man Repeller, one of today’s most influential and fashion-forward sartorial blogs, for Fashion’s Night Out at the Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Pop-Up Shop in Grand Central Terminal. Bobbi Brown will be on hand greeting customers and talking makeup with Leandra, who is best known for her bold, trendsetting styles. Learn how to build and inspire confidence as Leandra dishes fashion and beauty advice, while showing off her favorite Bobbi Brown colors of the season. Bobbi’s Beauty Team makeup artists will be on hand providing complimentary makeup applications, instantly brightening your look for a night out on the town.

Kick off your Fashion Week with an exclusive preview of Bobbi Brown Red Carpet Creamy Matte Lip Color ($24; otherwise available October 2012.) Only 500 will be released, adorned with a special Fashion’s Night Out insignia. “I was inspired by the runway looks at Fashion Week to create the ultimate matte lipstick. Red Carpet Creamy Matte Lip Color is a show-stopping red that has a luxurious creamy texture, feels good on lips, and has a high-fashion finish,” explains Bobbi. Don’t miss the chance to get your hands on this “must-have” first and make your own wow-worthy statement this season.

WHO: Bobbi Brown and Leandra Medine, founder of The Man Repeller Fashion Blog

WHAT: Fashion’s Night Out Celebration

WHERE: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Pop-Up Shop

Grand Central Terminal

Lexington Corridor

87 East 42nd Street

New York, NY 10017

(212) 867-5168

WHEN: Tuesday, September 6th, 2012

7:00pm – 8:00pm

About The Man Repeller:

Leandra Medine is founder of The Man Repeller fashion blog. After graduating from the New School in 2011 with a degree in journalism, she has written for publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine, The New York Times, and Lucky. Ad Week ranked her the #1 power player in fashion last September. She has previously collaborated with major brands such as Barney’s, Saks, Bergdorf Goodman, Prabal Gurung, Bumble & Bumble, Rachel Roy and Michael Kors. Her site currently hosts 3.5 million page-views a month with a Twitter following at 92k, Instagram following at 160k and Facebook page at 47k. For more information on Leandra Medine and The Man Repeller, please visit



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SEPHORA Brings the Hottest Names in Beauty to New York
for Fashion’s Night Out on September 6, 2012
Get Your Fashion Week Fix at SEPHORA!

This September 6th, SEPHORA will be hosting interactive beauty events at fifteen of their Manhattan locations in celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, the most anticipated annual global fashion initiative. SEPHORA has pulled out all the stops to make this the most beautiful night of the year. Stop by throughout the day to get prepped and primped for fashion’s biggest night out and make memories in the evening with help from the hottest names in beauty and fashion, like Marchesa design duoGeorgina Chapman and Keren Craig and the Clarins daughters!

Choose from these exciting events and more, including:

Meet the Marchesa Designers, SEPHORA 5th Avenue, 597 Fifth Ave. Starting at 7:30 pm

Design duo Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig will be in store to introduce you to their new fragrance, MARCHESA PARFUM D’EXTASE. See the stunning Marchesa gowns previously worn on the red-carpet and have your picture taken on the red carpet in a life-size Marchesa dress cutout!

Party with Clarins “It” Girls, SEPHORA Union Square, 45 East 17th St.Starting at 7 pm

Celebrate the launch of the Clarins IT Kit, a must-have travel-friendly assortment of skincare for anyone on-the-go with the Clarins daughters, themselves! Clients will get their kits signed and picture taken with the lovely Claire, Prisca, Jenna and Virginie.

Get Your Fashion Week Fix at SEPHORAAll Day

SEPHORA wants to you to celebrate beautifully all day long! Visit any of SEPHORA’s 15 Manhattan locations where you will enjoy refreshments, makeovers, music and free gifts from many of the amazing brands available, like Bobbi Brown, Kate Somerville, DKNY and more! SEPHORA artists and brand experts are on hand for Express Services to get you ready to rub shoulders with fashion’s finest.

For more information, please visit the Sephora Guide To Fashion’s Night Out.

About Sephora Americas:
Since 1998, Sephora has been TRANSFORMING BEAUTY in the U.S. Today, Sephora Americas operates more than 300 stores in the U.S. and Canada as well as the world’s top beauty website, In 2010 Sephora expanded into Latin America where it partnered with the Brazilian beauty market leader, in 2011 opened two retail stores in Mexico and in 2012 opened one retail location in Brazil. Sephora is well known for its unique retail concept, which is rooted in its distinctive open-sell store design, the beauty expertise of its sales consultants and, most importantly, its unparalleled combination of over 200 classic and emerging brands across a broad range of product categories including skincare, color, fragrance, bath & body, smilecare, and haircare, as well as Sephora’s own private label. Sephora has also been recognized as a leading digital brand and continues to advance this arena through mobile and social media initiatives including an active Facebook page, BeautyTalk-its online beauty community, its mobile site and Apps. In addition to its North and Latin American business and its initiative with JCPenney, which includes more than 300 Sephora inside JCPenney locations, Sephora today has more than 1,600 stores within 29 countries in Europe and 115 locations in China. Sephora was founded in France in 1970 and acquired in 1997 by Paris-based LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products group. For further information, please visit

About Fashion’s Night Out
Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative created to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy, and put the fun back in shopping. For one night last September, in New York City and twelve other cities around the world, designers, celebrities, models, and fashion editors staged exciting, one-of-a-kind events in stores open after-hours to the public. Shoppers were able to see Sarah Jessica Parker singing standards with Oscar de la Renta, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen tending bar, as well as Michael Kors, Justin Timberlake, Kate Hudson, Rihanna and Gwen Stefani (just to name a few) at various stores throughout NYC supporting the industry. Retailers saw a surge of new shoppers and increased sales, while customers relished the street-party atmosphere.


Vapour Organic Beauty

Vapour Organic Beauty Joins The First Annual Green Beauty Event,
A Night of Shopping, Beauty and Fun, in Celebration of
Fashion’s Night Out on September 6, 2012

Vapour Organic Beauty Joins Co-hosts No More Dirty Looks and La Bella Figura for an Open Twitter Party Featuring the Best in Organic and Natural Beauty Brands

WHO: Vapour Organic Beauty is an independent beauty brand based in Taos, New Mexico committed to creating healthy beauty products and maintaining environmental accountability. Their comprehensive range of cosmetics, skincare and fragrance products revolutionize luxury and performance cosmetics with pure organic formulation, unique light-as-air textures, and sophisticated color artistry.

WHAT: The First Annual Green Beauty Event is a Twitter chat in celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, co-hosted and moderated by the founders of No More Dirty Looks, the ultimate clean beauty experts, and La Bella Figura, an organic beauty brand made from whole plant botanicals. Vapour Organic Beauty, and over 20 additional natural and organic beauty brands, are confirmed to participate.

This official Fashion’s Night Out event offers Twitter followers the chance to ask questions directly to their favorite natural and organic beauty brands, get the latest information on formulations, health benefits and beauty trends, and connect with exciting surprise guests.

As a special incentive for participants, Vapour will be offering free shipping on all domestic orders placed through between 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM EST with the special code FNOship.

To note: free shipping valid on full sized product ONLY

WHEN & WHERE:Thursday, September 6th

6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST

Follow @VapourBeauty and use the hashtag #GreenBeautyonFNO

For more information please visit




WHAT: It’s the biggest shopping night of the year! Redken stylists will be on hand at the Redken Gallerie to give you the Season’s latest hairstyles – plus FREE gifts with purchase and complimentary refreshments!

WHEN: Thursday, September 6, 2012
4:00 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:  The Redken Gallerie and Exchange
565 Fifth Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets


– NEW quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray — full size!
– “Dry-style” in one of Fall/Winter 2012’s hottest runway hair trends

– Shampoo and blow-out OR runway dry-style
– NEW quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray — full size!

Visit for more information!

Gear Up for FATHER’S DAY With Gifts from MURAD and REDKEN!


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Let’s face it, most guys don’t spend much time thinking about their skincare regimen. Well, it’s time to ditch the bar of soap and start grooming like a real man. With the Murad Man collection, Murad’s first line created specifically to address male skincare concerns, it’s never been easier to look as dapper as ever and just in time for Father’s Day!

The Murad Man collection consists of three products that create an easy-to-use regimen to improve the health of skin and provide protection against everyday environmental assaults (hey – guys get wrinkles too!). Murad Man is perfect for the guy who wants to maximize his grooming routine as well as providing a quick, easy and effective solution to redness, razor bumps, ingrown hairs and shaving related irritation.

The Murad Man line includes:

Cleansing Shave: This patented antioxidant-rich cleansing formula features Murad’s exclusive Beard Softening Complex® and Mushroom Enzyme exfoliants to uncover stubborn facial hairs and prepare skin for shaving. This two-in-one formula creates a rich lather that is ideal for shaving or cleaning skin.

Razor Burn Rescue: This patented formula fights razor burn, shaving irritation, razor bumps and ingrown hairs by infusing skin with a unique blend of healing antioxidants andredness reducing anti-inflammatories.

Face Defense SPF 15|PA++: Face Defense SPF 15 is a lightweight formula that infuses skin with shine-free moisture while broad spectrum sunscreens and antioxidants shield against UVA/UVB damage

(we have this here for testing! DH is going to do a review lol I am so excited! For Father’s Day I make him work! haha)



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Father’s Day is coming right up on June 18th! This year, cover all his Haircare needs with Redken For Men’s three great options. He’ll thank you… and so will Mom!

1. Help him look his best from head to toe! Buy your choice of any two of Dad’s favorite Redken For Men StylingorHaircare products at participating salons and receive a free pair of classic, stylish Cuff Links to give him too.

2. Does your Dad blame you for his gray hair? Help him add some more pepper to his salt-and-pepper gray by booking him aRedken Color Camo Service! He can choose to blend just a little gray through the 5-minute service or can add more coverage by processing for up to 10 minutes. All this is all done right at the shampoo bowl for ultimate discretion.

3. Set Dad up to look and feel more youthful all year long with Redken’s revolutionary new Intra Forceline for thinning hair. Intra Force is an exclusive 3-step system for men and women in a refreshing minty formula, developed to combat the key causes of thinning hair while reducing breakage by up to 95%.

“As I always say, when my male clients look good, they feel good! Men like to see their hair go gray maybe even less than women, and they’re even more hesitant to do anything about it. They tend to think salon services are long and tiresome processes, but once they get into the salon for a Redken For Men Color Camo service with me, they’re always amazed at how quick and easy revealing their natural color can be!” – Jenny Balding, Redken for Men Consultant

Please visit for salons that offer the Redken For Men Color Camo service, the Father’s Day Cuff Links promotion, and Intra Force.