Monday, March 17, 2014

Redken Styling Products are 50% Off!

If you use any Redken hair styling products, RUN (don't walk) to your local Ulta to stock up on items that are 50% off. As many of you know, my favorite hairspray of all times is the Redken Quick Dry 18 Finishing Hairspray, which retails for $16.00. Yesterday, I purchased 3 bottles for $7.99 each. Score!

Why are they on sale? Redken has redesigned the packaging on all of their styling products, and they want their newly packaged products to be in salons by March 2014. Many salons and other retailers, including Ulta, have marked these products down to make room for the newly packaged products. These products are not old or expired, they are simply in the old packaging. Now, go and stock up...

Friday, March 14, 2014

Pointed Toe Flats for Spring

I think the middle of March might be the hardest time to wear the right shoes. It's not yet time for sandals and flip-flops, but I'm tired of wearing boots! Luckily, with the pointed toe flat trend this year, I have many options in beautiful, bright colors and many different price points. I think these shoes will go well with everything from a t-shirt and boyfriend jeans, to skirts, shorts and everything in between.

Manolo Blahnik Flats · Valentino Flats · BP Flats

Which ones are your favorite?

Monday, March 10, 2014

Is Your Hair Weighing You Down?

If your hair has been looking dull and lifeless lately, you may want to continue reading because I am going to tell you about 3 tips that can bring your hair back to life.

1.  Use a Clarifying Shampoo - Over time, hair styling products can leave a residue on your hair, which weighs it down. Using a clarifying shampoo removes product build up and gives your hair a fresh start. For most people, I recommend using this type of shampoo about every other week, but you might need to adjust it based on how many hair products you use. Remember to rinse it out thoroughly and use a hydrating conditioner to lock in the moisture. My favorite clarifying shampoo is the Redken Hair Cleansing Cream.

2.  Use a Heat Protectant - Using heated hair styling tools such as a blow dryer, flat iron or curling iron can be very damaging to you hair, even causing split ends. Be sure to use a heat protectant before you use any hot tools to protect your hair from the heat. My favorite heat protectant is It's a Ten Miracle Leave-In Product.

3.  Adjust Your Diet - If your hair has lost its lustre, try eating foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which provide nourishment to the hair, making it strong and healthy. These fatty acids are found in many cold water fish (salmon) as well as avocados, seeds (pumpkin) and nuts (almonds).

When all else fails, get a haircut!  Ask your stylist to snip off the dead ends and add a few more layers to give your hair more bounce and movement.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Laura Mercier Giveaway! (CLOSED)

As some of you may or may not know, I am a huge Laura Mercier fan!  In fact, many years ago I tried her Tinted Moisturizer & her Mineral Powder and have been a fan ever since.  She makes some other really great products, and I want to give one lucky reader a chance to win 6 of her products.

To enter, watch this video where I talk about each product in more detail.

All you have to do is "Subscribe" to my videos (you will see the Subscribe button appear at the end of the video) and leave a comment underneath the video telling me about your favorite Laura Mercier product.  I will announce the winner on Tuesday, March 11 in a video.

It's that simple... Good Luck!

Monday, March 3, 2014

New Blog Design & Layout

Happy Monday!

I am so excited to share the new design and layout of my blog with all of you. I found a wonderful graphic designer named Michelle at Shabby Creations who was able to incorporate elements from my old website (Mary at Graphix Station) and redesigned my blog. She was so easy to work with and I found her prices to be very fair. Best of all, I love the end result!

As many of you know, I also have a You Tube channel and I will continue to make videos. I try to upload a new video every Tuesday. Of course, some weeks, I don't get around to it and other weeks I may put up a few extra videos. I also want to start blogging more. I was talking with a group of my friends a few weeks ago, and they said they loved watching You Tube videos, but found it very time consuming - don't I know! They told me about Bloglovin' which is a quick and easy way to follow all of your favorite blogs.

If you are not familiar with Bloglovin', I think you will love it. You simply create an account, search for your favorite blogs and click Follow. Depending on your settings, each day or each week, you will receive an email showing the recent blog posts from everyone you follow. If you would like to follow my blog via Bloglovin', just click the "heart" icon which is located with my other social media icons on the right sidebar.  (See picture below.)

I would love to hear from you... What do you think of the new blog design? And what would you like to see on this blog?