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June 2013 Archives

For those of us who suffer (yes, suffer) with thin, pin-straight hair, finding a celebrity or some other hair role model who manages to make her own hair look full and sexy is of the utmost importance. Cue Naomi Watts at the series premiere supporting her boyfriend Liev Schrieber’s new HBO show, ‘Ray Donovan’. Since her tousled bob with added volume at the roots is causing major hair envy, I decided to share a few products that have actually worked voluminous miracles for my own hair in the past. 

For damp hair, the Bumble and bumble thickening mousse and the Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray can work as a base product before a blow dry to add volume to the roots and help hold shape in the hair after styling. The Schwarzkopf Osis Dust Mattifying Powder is a fine, gritty powder you apply to dry hair. When rubbed into the scalp, it takes on a sticky texture that creates massive volume in the hair without weighing it down. The Living Proof Amp Instant Texture Volumizer is best used on shorter hair to add volume and texture while maintaining a flexible hold. 

Deodorant. If there’s one thing my little black dresses hate more than anything, it’s deodorant. Like most women, I have several go-to LBDs in my wardrobe that have gotten me through any number of occasions. Besides being flattering, versatile and, well, black, there’s one thing all of my LBDs have in common: a semi-permanent white mark where the fabric rubs against my deodorant (see the not-so-glamorous evidence below).



Not only are deodorant white marks unsightly, they’re also extremely difficult to remove. Water won’t do it — and most of my LBDs are dry clean only anyway. Rubbing a dry cloth against it can remove some of the white stuff, but never entirely. And through all my many years of wearing deodorant, I have yet to find a truly “clear” option that won’t leave behind any residue. Until now.

Secret Outlast Clear Gel was created for exactly the purpose of combatting white marks. It took a couple days to get used to the gel formula since I’m so accustomed to solid deodorant sticks, but I’m thrilled to say that this formula truly is clear! No residue is left behind on clothes or visible on my underarms. The product claims superior odor and wetness protection which I can personally attest to.

Clearly I’m not the only one who’s experienced a white marks fail and Secret has created a series of pretty funny videos that parody the mishap. One of my favorites is shown below.

Secret_Profense Logo.jpgIf you’re not using Secret Outlast Clear Gel, you’ve likely experienced a White Marks Fail moment of your own. Tweet your #WhiteMarksFail at @SecretDeodorant and try Secret Outlast Clear Gel for 48 hour odor and wetness protection - and no white marks.

Sandra Bullock looked radiantly beautiful at ‘The Heat’ premiere this week. From her long, dark locks to her neutral, soft pink lips she looked perfectly polished but it was her sheer, pink, rosy cheeks that called my attention. 
There are a number of blushes on the market that will achieve this classic look. Nars Blush in Desire ($29, pictured far left) is a beautiful cotton candy pink. Lorac Baked Matte Satin Blush in Flaunt ($24, pictured center) is a silky-smooth, highly pigmented formula. Stila Custom Color Blush in Sheer Pink ($20, pictured far right) reacts to skintone and individual pH to create a perfect, personalized shade. 
02M.jpgThe unique formula in Inglot’s O2M Breathable Nail Enamel allows oxygen and water to pass through the enamel of the nail to the nails’ surface, and the expansion of 16 additional colors in the line brings innovative science and style together. The formula is not only healthy for nails, but it took the world by storm this year when a Muslim authority approved the formula as safe for use adhering to prayer statutes since the nail polish allowed cleansing water to pass to the nail surface, unlike other nail enamels.  

The O2M nail enamels began flying off the shelf, and Inglot has responded with providing us 16 gorgeous new colors. Inglot O2M enamels not only increase the flow of oxygen to the nails, but they are also free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP, and camphor. Check out my favorite colors from the newly launched collection for summer are 684, a coral red, and 687, a light turquoise shade on or in select Inglot boutique locations.  
Sunscreen should be a mandatory part of your everyday beauty routine, and for many of us it is. Yet when we think about protecting our faces and skin from the harmful effects of the sun we often forget our precious puckers. Your mouth needs sunscreen, too and Sun Bum has the perfect product for protecting your lips from the harmful effects of the sun. Sun Bum Lip Balm SPF 30 comes in five different yummy formulas, including my personal fave Mango and tropically delightful Coconut — and layers perfectly under lip gloss or lipstick.

You can buy Sun Bum Lip Balm SPF 30 for $3.99 at

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