Stacy B here! Nobody wants to age. We may want to mature, grow, gain experience, or live life as fast at it comes at us...but we don't want to age. We want to do all those fun things gracefully, happily, and flawlessly. I have yet to meet a woman that peeks in the mirror in the morning and says, "Super! My fine lines are still there! And they are multiplying!". There's no "I Wish I Had More Grays" facebook page to like, and there aren't any 'straight from the rain forest' pills that promise to magically suck the elasticity right out of your skin.
We spend billions of dollars a year trying NOT to age. Or to allow our skin, hair and nails to show it. Some stuff works, some doesn't, but no matter how hard we try, or how much money we have, we can't stop time. We can slow the process down, but it's coming at you whether you like it or not.
I'm at a weird time in my life. At 32, I don't feel old. I don't look old. I coach a college cheerleading team and occassionaly I still get mistaken for a student...or at least a really young staff member. :) I have no gray hairs, no fine lines around my eyes or lips, and for the most part, all body parts are where they are supposed to be. But...I know it's coming. My skin seems dryer than I have felt in the past this winter, my hair needs heating tool breaks on the weekends because I can feel it getting brittle at the ends and I can't just jump on an elliptical for a few days a week and lose 3 pounds anymore. One, maybe, but not three. I feel like I'm in prevention and stalling mode. I have started to pick up products that slow the aging process, or rewind what's started. I want things that make my skin look as bright as it did 4 years ago and smooths it out so I still get mistaken for a college girl.
This week, I turned to Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Eraser Makeup Treatment in Buff Beige. This promises to instantly erase fine lines and wrinkles and lift skin. It's a quirky little product, it cranks up to dispense the makeup onto a sponge that you rub on your skin to spread around. It actually does look like a really fat pencil with an eraser on the top. I was skeptical at first, sponges freak me out. I think they are gross. I have to wash my dishes with a sponge with a handle because I won't touch a sponge. I feel like they are germ breeding grounds. So I was really hesitant about this. I thought the oil on my skin would rub off on it and cause germs to grow and fester. Yuck. Have no fear though, someone at Maybelline must have my phobia. Right on the stick, it says "Eraser Makeup Treatment is protected with an anti-microbial system." Whew. No science experiments on this baby! I felt much better using it.
I cranked the tube (like 50 times, it takes awhile to get the makeup up there) and started to spread it on my face. As usual, it's not quite as easy as the commercials...it doesn't blend instantly. I did have to do some finger blending but it was not bad. I was blown away by how smooth and soft my skin felt. It was not cake-y, sticky or heavy at all. It was perfect for a non-foundation girl like myself. My skin had a satin-y finish and my make up stayed put all day. It was a great primer.
I have some 'surprise' creases on my forehead, but they've been there forever. So I wasn't expecting them to go away, but without a doubt, they were smoother and less pronounced. My skin really did feel lighter and looked awake and healthy. "Lift" might be a strong word for what it did to my skin, but 'brighten' is a definite. My skin did not get oily throughout the day and it washed away clean at the end of the night. It says there are goji berries and collagen to tighten skin. I'm not sure what a goji berry is, but it's in there and I like it. This was a win for me. Inexpensive, widely available and does the job it says it will. And it even helped me get over my sponge fear!
Who else loves this? (Meg here! I LOVE THIS ITEM!)
Sweetassgal here thanking everyone for my time off these past few weeks. It was much needed family time but now I'm home and ready to jump back in to Meg's! And I can't think of a better way then to dive right in to a great review of an INCREDIBLE product. Neil George's Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil is a flat out killer product! I have lots of experience with different types of hair oils, treatments and serums and I know what works for curly hair as well as straight. I've oddly enough been on both sides of that coin so I can comfortably work with either hair type and can attest to the attributes and hurdles of both. This is a product that has them both covered brilliantly!
Currently wearing my hair natural and curly I've found I need a hair "cocktail" to keep my curls bouncy, crunch free and under frizz control. A dime sized amount of cream curl enhancer blended with an oil type of setting ointment gets run through my hair and scrunched onto my ends while still wet. I've found many oils that weighed down my curls, oils that made me overproduce my own natural oils and those that simply felt cheap and greasy on my hair. No thank you! However, I've been settled on a product for a while now that has served its purpose and I thought met all of my needs. That is until I was introduced to the lovely Neil and the lovely George of the Neil George Salon line of products. Along with this bounty came the Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil and right away I can tell you this product is heads above anything else I've used.
The packaging on the pump is top notch. It feels solid and well made in your hand. No cheap pumps or flimsy containers to leak and spill. As soon as it's pumped into the palm of my hand I can feel that it is a superior oil. Cheap oils feel slimey and don't sink in to skin and hair. Good oils feel smooth and natural and just disappear once added to your hair. There is no better way to describe it then to say it simply "becomes" a part of your hair, nourishing each strand creating a silky and shiny looking mass of illuminated curls. Once completely dried my hair is light, soft, touchable and managed. All the while smelling luxurious and absolutely fantastic! I found myself running around my house making people sniff my head and they loved it!
"The Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil is a wonderful remedy for dry, damaged and frizzy hair. Rich in ingredients; you can use this product regularly. The oil acts like vitamins for the hair. It can be used on wet or dry hair, for a smoother sleeker appearance. Unlike other oils in its genre, that can make the hair greasy or lank if too much product is applied; this oil literally gets absorbed into the hair. Use it during the day before blow-drying to protect against the sun, flyaways and frizz. It’s a lifesaver for those sunny days at the pool. Apply at night before bedtime to keep your blow-dry intact. Women from India have used the gooseberry for hundreds of years to make their hair superbly shiny and strong."
Straight hair lovelies will like to know that this also works as a smoothing serum with just a little dab warmed up in your hands and run lightly across your hair. Neil George recommends avoiding the roots and concentrating on the ends giving your fly-aways a get-a-way. I truly believe this is of the highest caliber when it comes to quality of packaging and product. The generous sized bottle will last a very, very long time and it can be used with wet or dry hair. I'm a little intrigued at the thought of giving my hair a good dose of this and sitting under a hooded dryer to give myself a deep heated treatment. Side note: if you have naturally curly or dry hair I highly recommend investing in a good hooded hair dryer. I'm not kidding about this. You can sit under it to set rollers, dry your hair without wind blowing your hair around which makes frizz as well as using it to get a deep conditioning treatment. And it doesn't have to be time wasted. You can do your makeup while drying or simply catch up on your gossip magazines!
have made no secret of my love for this entire line. I have to say that as I tried each product my love just continued to grow. I'm obsessed with the scents, over the moon about the conditioning capabilities and ready to sell my left foot for the possibility of maybe getting to visit the salon for a cut and color one day. I am so happy to have found this and I can definitely tell you my HG hair product for smoothing and softening of curls is Neil George's Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil. Bravo NG! GLAM ON!!
Have any of you ever tried the golden goose? Indian Gooseberry?
Meg hair! The fact I have any hair in my head right now is nothing short of a miracle and my miracle is named Marco Pelusi. When my Ken Pave's hairdo arrived let's just say I should have paid more attention to the color chart. Marco:I don't know Meg, we've just lightened it again! I don't know how much more your poor hair can take. If we lighten it again we might end up with just a clump of hair on the floor.
At this point, I have been in the chair for hours and we still have not managed to bring my natural hair to the color of my new Ken Pave's hairdo. My motto has always been "go big or go home." I guess I like living on the edge. I asked him to keep going. Luck of the Irish, my natural hair had some breakage but for the most part stayed my hair safely on my scalp.
I wore my new hair out last night and everyone loved it. I loved how easy it is to get thick, flowing tresses in oh, about 1 minute.
I've had real extensions before years ago and I just don't have the patience for it anymore. These clips are the perfect answer for me. I keep getting asked "Is it hard to do? How do they work? Watch Ken show how easy in the quick video below
My i-phone took the shot above so it's a little bit dark but all in all these clips are amazing. If you're hair is thinning or you have an event (wedding, prom-hey, the holidays are coming up!) I can't say enough great things about Ken Paves hairdo. They look amazing!
I'm filming early Tuesday morning and I am so happy that I know in advance that I'll be having a great hair day! What do you ladies think? How easy is that video? Now we all can have "tv hair!"
Meg hair! I have been working my ass off, I write until, well let's see still writing at 12:00am on a Friday night. Party lifestyle! While I've been working I've been flipping through the cable channels and I realize why Megsmakeup.com is NOT HUGE!
After tons of brain matter, hours of blogging, experimenting, filming and meeting taking I now know the secret of Hollywood success. It really is the flipping boob-length hair extensions that are wavy just past the shoulders.
I swear, I can't tell one damn reality star after another. I watched some eyesore called "Rockstars wives" and I could not for the life of me tell one Rockstar wife (is that one word) from another. It wasn't like "Oh, Duff's wife is the one with the short pixie." Apparently, women with hair shorter then their shoulders are not allowed airtime!
It's not just some rockstar tarts that are taking the airwaves by storm. I watched E! I watched Guiliana and Cat Sandler with their long faux wavy extensions. I got sick of them so I tuned into Bravo where I got to watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Faux waist-lenght extensions galore. I can't win. If it's good enough for Kim, Taylor and Camille (hate Camille) then it's good enough for me. I'll make the short hair statement AFTER I get significant airtime. If I can't beat them then I have to join them right? Then I'll go all statement and Mia Farrow pixie it!
I wish I could be all feminist with you and roar something but I can't roar a thing. I can barely growl a slight whisper. Boobie implants? Got em. Botox? Every three months. Do I wear uncomfortable heels so my legs look higher and my ass looks perkier? Does a bear shit in the woods?
I have the wrong hair! This is the problem. I have very thin hair, always grey at the roots. I have tresses that tend to get dry after the ears and oily at the roots....MMmmm Sexy! I do the best I can but how can I compete with these TV personalities with perfect hairdays every darn day!?!
I have given up. I have called in the experts. I am fighting fire with fire and if it takes 23 inch clip in hair in the shade of Golden Wheat then I will play this game. I sent an email off to Ken Paves requesting amazing hair that will take 5 seconds to clip-in for my TV appearances. He took pity on me and I will be picking up my new hair tomorrow afternoon from the post office. That's something right? Picking my new hair up...
My roots? Will it match? Well, to play it safe I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon with the amazing colorist Marco Pelusi to match my new long hair. I don't have any idea why I've been spending all this time actually learning when I should have been just clipping in some human hair!
This picture? Well it's from Halloween when I went as Jessica Rabbit and Megsjester a matador. I can't tell you how many people came up to me at that party and said "Oh, you look sooo good with long hair."
Fine, you all win. The hair is on the way! What do you ladies think of hair extensions and clip-ons?
Meg here! Well, we switched the clocks and I can tell you I was downright cold coming out of a meeting at 5:30pm here in Hollywood, CA. It was cold and it was dark and I think it's safe to say that fall is in full swing.
I decided to take my hair hue to a more fall appropriate hue! I dyed my hair? I know-SHOCKER! Making sure that your hair doesn't fall flat in the changing temperature could be quite a chore. I dialed up our #1 Hair Guru Mr. Marco Pelusi and asked him to give some tips so we may stay Meg Heads and not limp heads. Here is his valuable advice! This advice doesn't come cheap, it is what he doles out to Brook Burke, Carol Alt, Stacy Kiebler and more then a couple Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Meg Head price=FREE! 1. Temporarily switch to a moisturizing shampoo to compensate for the change in season. Generally, it’s a good idea to periodically alter shampooing products.
2. Use conditioner after every shampoo and leave the conditioner on hair a little longer in the shower, especially if it feels dry. Even just a few extra minutes can make a difference, especially throughout the fall/winter months.
4. Finally, add deep conditioning treatments into a fall regimen, either at a salon or at home, at least once a week. At home, apply leave-in conditioner after exiting the shower, apply a plastic cap and leave it on for at least 30 minutes.
I hope Marco's tips help you! Now that I've scratched your back-will you scratch mine? I have a couple of really big TV spots coming up and I have to know What Are The BEST products in the Drugstore? I don't have time to try every one in there but if you tell me a winner then I'm running off to CVS. These are some important spots and I know there is nothing you know better then product so help a sistah out!!
I totally appreciate it! The best drugstore lip, eye, cheek-lay it on me!! Thank-you Marco for the tips as always! I feel like I've won half the battle since I put my color guard conditioner on before I left the house. Damn, why can't that be in a drugstore?
Sweetassgal here coming off a wonderful Halloween weekend full of friends, food and yummy punch libations and steadfastly gearing up for my first ever formal dinner party in just two weeks! As a child I cannot tell you how I longed to grow up and give a real dinner party. Though I cherished my Holly Hobby tea set and TV tray (incidentally where most of my adolescent dinner parties were held solo...I was an only child) I knew one day I would grow up to have a dining room of my own, wedding china especially picked out by me and my betrothed and a beautiful long table to seat all of my guests. And not a table that consisted of two small tables and the spare folding card table lined up and camouflaged under my Grandma's crochet linens but an ACTUAL dining room table...with chairs that even match.
Well everyone, thanks to the recent acquisition of a dining table, chairs and complimentary china hutch I am now in the position to take the party from my childhood TV tray and into the adult world of entertaining. I am so excited I find myself awake at night arranging the table decorations in my mind, planning place cards, staging recipes only to have the players pulled at the last minute and agonizing over choice of runner colors. It's actually kind of consuming me and I can't help myself but yet I'm equally thrilled at the obsession. I've watched Gosford Park, Julie and Julia and Tortilla Soup enough times I'm starting to gain weight from the visual food. I'm studying the layout of each table they show at the three very different types of dinner parties and hungrily sucking up inspiration from the gloriously formal English table, the lively Parisian table and the passionate and warm hearted Spanish table. I'm pretty much an American mutt by birth so why can't I have my own dinner party incorporating the best of all three? No reason that I can see.
The only thing I HAVEN'T decided on yet is how to decorate ME! I just realized tonight I've been so obsessed with the table I never even stopped to think what I might wear and how I should look. I've given lots of parties at my house that usually culminate in me dashing to the shower at the last second because I've been cooking and cleaning all day and I barely have enough time yet to pull back my freshly showered hair, hide behind the ever forgiving sunglasses and toss on a pool cover up. My food is the star...I am not. This time it's going to be different and I am determined to look DAMN good...or at least damn good for me...when I open the door to my beautiful guests.
One thing I know for sure, I will be using my Neil George Illuminating Conditioner the day of my party to give my hair the extra oomph and shine it deserves. I am in love with this line of hair products from the pulse of beauty in California's casual chic hair district of Beverly Hills. I have only been to this gorgeous locale once when I visited as a gawking and completely broke college kid in L.A. on spring break. But it didn't take me long to imagine all of the beautiful people in their beautiful homes having beautiful dinner parties just inside those iron gates. I can all but guarantee some lucky lady is having her hair done at the Neil George Salon for her own elegant party on the 13th. I envy her access to the salon but I don't have to envy her choice of product line because I have my very own slice of NGS right there in my shower. And I repeat...I am in love!
I find this an incredibly luxurious line to use. From the sleek and eco-friendly packaging, to the feel of the product and finally the scent it leaves behind it's just the kind of experience that leaves you breathing deep and exhaling ooh's and ahh's all the way to the towel rack. The conditioner itself is very, very emollient so truly just a little goes a long way. I really mean this. Using too much could over condition and leave your hair weighed down so go sparingly and make it last all that much longer. Indulge in the ecstasy of massaging it through your hair. Let the vitamin rich Indian Gooseberry seep into your hair while you breath in the tantalizing citrus scent. It's thoroughly intoxicating and I look forward to it every time.
I believe whole heartedly that this conditioner leaves my hair shining, manageable and soft for days. Having curly and dry hair this is perfect for me as every day washing is not recommended. However, I think even if I had different hair I would still limit my application of this to twice a week. It's THAT conditioning. Neil George has a lighter, every day conditioner that I haven't been privy to try yet but considering the performance of the other products I'm sure it's a spot on hit for more frequent shampooers. But when the situation calls for incredibly shiny, bouncy and luscious hair...let's say oh, when one is throwing a fabulous dinner party, then one steps it up with some deep conditioning and the Neil George Illuminating Conditioner. I'll be frazzled enough trying to make sure everything goes just perfectly so a few minutes in the shower taking in the aromatherapy of this citrus scent and I should be ready to face my party with great hair, delectable food (God willing) and the confidence to know I can pull this off with a little boost from the Neil George Salon...even without Julia Child! GLAM ON!
Who else cannot believe the holidays are almost here! I highly recommend this stuff!!
"Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Age and beauty...two things that are constantly changing have my mind very much occupied since I turned 36. It's not that I'm old by any means but reaching this age has me realizing for the first time that I'm closer to 40 than I am to 30. These days where injectables are offered up at parties like the burping Tupperware of the 70's and actresses like Demi Moore still haven't hit puberty yet, I wonder how I'm going to age and I look back on how much I've changed. And the answers are probably NOT WELL by Hollywood standards and the other is A LOT.
I remember the first time I truly understood the concept that I was aging and changing and was no longer the fresh faced, perky breasted, bubbly blonde of my earlier youth. I had been married a few years and really started to pack on the "comfortable relationship" pounds. It happens before you know it and is an unfortunate side effect of marrying a man who actually loves you just the way you are. It really hit home when I was picking up some take out and, with my hands full of boxed food, forgot to close my coin purse. Change went spilling all over the floor and scattered beneath the barstools and tables. There was a group of attractive men in their early thirties sitting nearby who heard the loud clatter. They looked up from their giant platter of potato skins and buffalo wings, took one look at me and the results of my own indulgence in said appetizers and went right back to tipping back their pony keg sized beers. Just two years and 40 pounds earlier those men would have been sliding into home trying to pick my change up for me. I think it's safe to say my ego was officially shattered.
These days I'm a little less worried about the shallow vanity "accident of nature" of my youth and a little more concerned about preserving the attributes I have left. I'd like to think, as I go forward in life, that I'm working a little harder on the "work of art" part. And kid you not it is work. Volumes are written, billions of dollars are poured into it and an infinite number of hours are devoted to mastering the practice. But in the end I find it's always the simplest tools that work the best and have the greatest long term effects. One of the attributes I can still work on is my hair and one of the basic, most simple tools to use is shampoo.
Neil George Salon in Beverly Hills has a line of product that I believe to be unique and highly effective. I've been using the Intense Illuminating Shampoo for two weeks now and it is a wonderfully effective indulgence. I say indulgence because the addition of an ingredient called Indian Gooseberry makes this a stellar product and one of which I'm reaping the benefits. Indian Gooseberry is a plant extract known for packing the antioxidant power with Vitamin C, even more so than most of its fruit counterparts, which helps to strengthen hair from root to tip. It's the fortification of the hair's root system through the use of Indian Gooseberry that have made this a go to ingredient by Indian women for centuries to keep hair fall to a minimum and your hair healthy and gorgeous. It works beautifully on hair pigmentation and is known for staving off gray hair and help maintain color treated hair as well. For someone with dry, color treated hair, not to mention those pesky beginning grays betraying my age, I'd say I'm a prime candidate for bringing on the Gooseberry!
Created by the hair masters Amanda George and Neil Weisberg, two gorgeous Brit's themselves and co-owners of the Neil George Salon, they use ingenuity, experience and a need to create a product that is effective, simple and eco-friendly with the needs of their clients in mind. All of this I found to shine through in the end results of the experience of shampooing with the Intense Illuminating Shampoo. First off you need very little of this product. My hair is chin length right now and a nickel size drop does the trick. It is incredibly emollient and silky and spreads through your hair like a dream. The light scent of grapefruit sage tickles your senses and gives you a wonderful aromatherapy experience which I find exhilarating. Of the glowing reviews I've seen online, and everyone seems to LOVE it, the only occasional complaint is that one or two don't like the smell or might find it heavy on thin hair. But I do like the smell and I like the conditioning properties of the shampoo. It's so incredible you almost don't even need a conditioner to follow up but the conditioning duo is too glorious to resist. My very dry, very hungry hair eats it up and I'm left with soft hair and bouncy curls. I'm going to drain this paraben free shampoo of its very last drop!
I'd be interested to hear how fine haired or oily scalped girls feel about a shampoo that is so rich. I think the Intense Illuminating Shampoo is clarifying enough to work as well for them but an actual account of your experience would be welcomed. If this is included in Meg's FABULOUS product bag that is going out to the winners of the "Friends of Extra" giveaway then I hope they become a Meghead and let us know what they think of this shampoo and their glorious haul courtesy of the lady in pink!
I ask you all...how incredible are those bags and how completely cool was it to see our fearless and beautiful leader on Extra!? Congratulations Meg and to the lucky recipients of your generous giveaway. To the Neil and the George of the Neil George Salon...keep up the incredible work. I can't wait to tell you all about the heavenly companion conditioner next week. I'm in love!!!! GLAM ON!
Meg here! Cindsoo asked me the other day if I had heard of the new keratin treatments. Yes, of course I had heard about the new amazing treatments anyone with frizzes or unruly curls were getting. Seeing as I have limp, stick-straight hair, I really never gave much thought to having a keratin treatment done on myself.
However, Cindsoo did not have stick-straight hair and she wanted to see what all the buzz was about. She asked me if she could go on the hunt for Los Angeles's best Keratin expert and report back. I said "Sure, just let us know what you find."
Later that week, Cindsoo came beaming home with shiny, silky (straight!) hair that made her look as though she had been filming a hair commercial all day. She found her new love, she was obsessed with her new hair and now let's all meet Massimo!
Massimo began his career at the age of 15 training as an apprentice in his home town of Rome, Italy. He has since worked in Boston, New York City, San Francisco and Santa Monica. Massimo has also trained at Vidal Sasson and Jingles. At Jingles, Massimo became an educator and did stage work at National Hair Shows. He also has experience working on photo shoots and commercials. Massimo is co-owner of Salon 1311 and as a National Corporate Educator for Global Keratin does stage work at national hair shows. No need to worry about being eyed by strangers or passed around like cattle in this salon. From the moment you walk in Massimo welcomes you in, offers you a cappuccino and from that moment on you have his undivided attention.
The relaxing zen atmosphere and intimate setting allows you to relax, kick back, and let the pros take over. You can also feel good about your decision because they use recyclable or eco-friendly products throughout the salon and even donate hair clippings to the Matter of Trust foundation. You can leave feeling beautiful both inside and out.
I went in for the Global Keratin Treatment. My hair was frizzy, stuck somewhere between curly, wavy and kinky, and basically spent it’s life in a ponytail on top of my head. After a lot of research I was led to Massimo, hair stylist and National Corporate Educator for Global Keratin itself! Doesn’t get much better than that.
After about 2 hours of chatting about Italy, soccer, food, wine, you name it, my hair was glistening and straight!! This treatment contains organic, bioactive keratin, the same medical grade keratin they use on burn victims! It is different than the Brazillian brand of keratin in that the amino acids and proteins have not been melted down and destroyed through hydrolization. These are the key components in protecting your hair from environmental effects and are responsible for making your hair bouncy, healthy and radiant!
Massimo is so awesome that he is offering all MegHeads $100 off the treatment!! Just mention the post and you’ll be walking out of the salon with shiny smooth hair and your wallet intact. If you’re one of the lucky ones and have completely manageable hair, well then damn you, but he is also offering 20% off all cut and color. Talk about extreme makeover with extreme savings.
You can read more about him at hairbymassimo.com or just go on in and check it out for yourself. Have a cappuccino and enjoy.
Have any of you ladies tried the new keratin treatment?
Advice is something we have all been given all of our lives. Sometimes we listen and sometimes we don't. As a child Sweetassgal was told time and time again by my Sweetassmama to brush your face and wash your teeth (yes that was on purpose) and to never go to sleep with your makeup on every night. My mother was insistent about these rules and gave me a great foundation for the basics of beauty. She even went so far as to set up mirrored stations on our kitchen table when I'd have sleepovers to teach all of my friends how to do a proper at home facial. She did her best to spread her advice to us pre-pubescent girls so that our young and luminous skin would stay that way. Again, sometimes we listen, sometimes we don't. I've done my best Mama!
So I had to laugh greatly at a recent Mary Kay party given by my beautiful friend Ruth when a party-goer of hers who happens to be an experienced hairdresser gave us some advice I had never heard of before. She mentioned that in all of the ways we try to take care of skin, don't tug the skin around the eyes, don't neglect the décolletage area, always wear sunscreen...no one ever mentioned caring for the back of your neck! She made mentioned that as a hairdresser you see what happens to the back of someone's neck and it can be one ugly sight if not properly maintained. Without batting an eyelash my funny friend Adele quipped "Looks like I'm never cutting my hair short!". She's a mother of two and a very busy woman...like she needs yet ANOTHER thing to worry about.
I never thought I'd be thinking about this advice when I opened a new package from our dear Meg. Inside I found a line of products by a salon which really caught my attention. Not by flashy packaging or catchy design but by just two words. Indian Gooseberry! The Neil George Salon in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills has a line of hair care products that feature the SUPER vitamin packed Indian Gooseberry and I can't WAIT to see how they all work. I've read about this fab little ingredient in magazines and online but this is the first chance I've had to test out product with it and I'm SO excited! For someone with notoriously dry and frizzy hair I have to believe this is right up my alley because Indian Gooseberry is like Vitamin C on steroids! Its intense vitamin packed punch is so well lauded that there are actual medicinal and even religious applications to this incredible and versatile berry. It's also known to work wonders on skin and has anti-oxidant properties which prevent and repair damage to the skin. I'm thinking washing with shampoos and conditioners containing this super food will help lessen worries about the look of the back of your neck as it will treat the area each and every time you use it! No brainer!
I want to give this a good, full review and I have only washed with it twice so I'll dive deep into the shampoo first next week. But for now I'm reading up on the fabulous owners of the Neil George Salon and researching all I can on Indian Gooseberry so I can see if what the websites claim will happen actually transpires on my head. For a little sneak peek I can tell you the smell is LOVELY and my curls are bouncy...but that's all you get right now! Off to research and conduct my own little Neil George Salon experience at home. See you next week and GLAM ON!
Have any of you tried Indian Gooseberry or heard the buzz on it? How about Neil George Salon?
Now more than ever, most of us do damage to our hair everyday via heat-drying and styling, heavy use of sprays and product! Although we can get a grip on how many times you insist on passing the flatiron over a single of section of hair, the environment is also a culprit when it comes to damaging our beautiful hair! Goddess Granny here and I have REALLY processed hair: it's several shades of red. It's sometimes even bleached with blonde in the mix and I get my hair colored every four weeks come hell or high water! Red hair color is notoriously hard to maintain. I do try to maintain it, limiting my washings to couple times a week and embracing "dry" shampoos in the meantime. I use shampoos/conditioners that promise not to strip my expensive coloring services the day after I wash. I also hear it from my blonde-buds that they too have to baby their tresses to avoid brassiness and fading. Honestly, it can be a battle of wits and products!
"Micro-Voile" Protecteur"(don't you love how sexy and French it sounds? is SUCH an asset in my battle to win against fading red hair and it's so lovely to use: you simply give your hair a few spritzes from the sexy-red container and the light and lovely-scented mist moisturizes AND protects your hair from UV damage. It acts as a shield against all that would steal it's shine and color! It provides anti-frizz and anti-humidity protection as well! It amps up the shine, a hard working/multi-tasking product for sure! It's non-greasy, enriched with vitamin E, and stops that color- degradation the sun and all light causes when it bounces off your pretty lil' head! It's been voted one of "In Style" magazine's "Best of Beauty" for 2010 and I think it's a WINNER as well! I love knowing that a a few simple sprays strengthen, shine and really protect my color without having to read any fine-print on "how to use" the product...It just works like it's "supposed" to!
If you live in a sunny climate, like to swim in chlorinated pools (or just want to go about your day knowing that you've done your part in preserving your investment.) Always helping to prevent future-damage, this elegant Keratase product will quickly become a favorite product and I promise you'll never toss it in a drawer or want to run out once you give it a try! I think the entire line of Keratase products cannot be beat and they have a really nice site where you can browse and buy as well!
This is a unique and much-appreciated product and I welcome any/all Keratase products to the TOP SHELF of my life, they are fabulous and they work!
Complimentary standard shipping and samples with every order and you can browse by your specific hair texture and needs and watch "how to videos" as well as read about some really amazing "best in the biz" stylist's and how/what/why they also LOVE Keratase products!
This is the website for anyone (and who doesn't!) who wants their hair to be, look and stay fabulous and healthy! Every Keratase product I have tried lasts forever because you're getting exceptional quality, just as you would expect!
Do you also baby your hair and believe in taking care of your color/time/effort-investment with products that are designed to maintain your fresh from a salon look? Do your think all hair products are created "equal" or are some simply "the best?"