Monday, June 17, 2013
Do you need a CC Cream for your hair ? You're thinking CC , BB what is going on ? I know, it seems like marketing gone amok when hair starts getting BB & CC Creams. But try and set aside all the marketing and think of this new Caviar CC Cream from Alterna as a deep, leave in conditioner , because that's what it is . And it's a darn good one at that.
Within this one tube there are said to be 10 hair benefits including reducing breakage, adding moisture and shine , heat and UV protection and even some hold for styling. It's an all in one cream for hair like many of the skin BB/CCs we've seen.
It comes in a pump tube and I didn't need a lot , even on my long hair to get great results. Hair was soft but still full of volume and what impressed me most was it made super conditioned the couple spots on my hair that no matter what I seem to use are often still smidge dry . With Caviar CC they were as soft as the rest. I think this might be my new leave -in love.
Ingredients in include panthenol, algae and caviar extracts , sunflower seed oil, honey , chamomile and lemon extract . It can be used on towel dried or dry hair .
Alterna Cavair CC Cream is $ 25 for a 2.5 oz tube exclusively at Sephora
Friday, June 14, 2013
L'Oreal has entered the world of CC Creams with the new Visible Lift CC Cream.
I've mentioned many times how much I love BB Creams and I am just starting to explore CC Creams, just like you might be. I've heard CCs are usually lighter coverage than BB but so far that hasn't proved true, until now.
Visible Lift CC Cream is a sheer formula with only a tinge of pigment in the light/ medium shade I have . L'Oreal says there are "sheer color capsules" in there and you can see them in the close up photo. It does help to make skin a little more perfected, more in the way a primer might work. The biggest benefit here is the moisture. With shea butter and mineral oil you get a lot of hydration. The feel on skin is light, it's not heavy but will not work for oily skins .
There is SPF of 20 using chemical sunscreens as well as vitamin C and calcium for antioxidants.
One of my favorite things, and I expect many agree, about BB Cream is their multitasking . When you are hurried having one product to do so much is great. Visible Lift CC Cream gets in that multitasking as well, albeit a little differently. It will make a nice canvas for makeup and provides a base, moderate SPF and major moisture in one step. While I do enjoy the coverage of my BBs, if you want something that does many things but with barely there coverage than this CC might be for you.
L'Oreal Visible Lift CC Cream is due in July but available at some stores now.
Retail is $ 12.95 with shades light/medium or medium/deep.
Marc Jacobs's upcoming makeup line has had the industry buzzing for some time. Today we finally got a little look at what's coming.
I'm liking the packaging here , at least on the nail polish and foundation bottles aside from the silver bands. And the colors in the eyeshadow palette look very appealing.
Look for it to hit all free standing Sephora stores in the US & Canada in August .
SUITS is one of my absolute favorite TV shows. The new season finally starts on July 16th after a long, long hiatus. It's rare for me to get that into a series that I'd even write about it here but this is a good one.
It's not just the acting but the dialogue that makes the show. I love when a show is well written and on Suits the words just crackle between the characters. It also features a take no prisoners female character in Jessica , the head of the firm. She's unapologetically tough and occasionally a little ruthless .
It was a fun email day when one showed up that encompasses beauty and a favorite TV show. Ok it's beauty or grooming for men, but still.
Birchbox and SUITS have teamed up for an exclusive co-branded, fully customized box for men.
There will also be a host of social media events and contests to go along with the season premiere. Birchbox will be incorporating a series of exclusive, behind-the-scenes video interviews from the SUITS cast, live-tweeting events, and more throughout the season.
New subsrcibers to Birchbox by July 20 will get the SUITS box as their first box. The box will ship to existing subscribers on June 25. There is also of course a women's box, but it's not SUITS customized.
Hit the SUITS Birchbox page if you want to get on the email list ahead of time.
And remember SUITS premieres on USA July 16th at 10 PM EST
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Looking for a lightly tinted balm for Summer days ? Sometimes it's just easier to swipe on something with a hint of color and go . It fits the casual days or outings.
Apivita's is 96 % natural with good for lip ingredients like shea and cocoa butter, olive oil and the flavor of your choice. Mine is blackurrant with blackcurrant seed oil. Others from this Greek company known for natural bodycare products include pomegranate and pink rose. There are 6 Lip Cares in all including some non- tinted versions.
The tint here is just enough I think. Not too light but not deep with plenty of moisture. It feels glossy on but has just a little shine.
Find them all at www.apivita.com
Blackcurrant Lip Care is $ 8