Archive for December, 2006

Designer Charlotte Tilbury on ‘Winter Fashion’

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

”There are plenty of ways to stay gorgeous when it’s freezing outside and you feel like your nose is turning bright red… It’s time for lots of tinted moisturisers and light foundations with peach blushes over them. Coloured lip glosses are really in fashion, too, this winter. Then chocolate browns and dove greys are in, with pearlised, pinky eye shadows. It’s all very glamorous but in a very natural, sexy way.”

Hair Care Products for the Holiday’s

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Over at, they’ve posted a great series of reviews on some excellent hair care offerings this December holiday season. They cover everything from winter scalp dryness and dandruff, to fixing a flat ‘do. Here’s a bit of the article. It’s certainly worth the read. Just remember not to pack any of it in your carry on!

Ah yes, the dreaded “D” word—dandruff. You’d be surprised how many people suffer from it especially during the winter. Although there is no “official” reason for the ailment, many common factors may include stress, poor diet, excessive or improper use of products or styling agents and heredity. Regardless of why we have it, what we know about dandruff is an all-around downer: itchy/inflamed scalp, flaking, sensitivity and excessive oil. And those white flakes on your little black dress? Not the best accessory you want to show off this season. But lucky for us, our pals at Redken have come up with some new products posed to solve the problem. Formulated with a new Interbond Scalp System, Dandruff Control delivers a high-dose of actives to your strands and scalp, which combined with a powerful Hydro-Zone System (consisting of lavender extract and glyercine) and Pyrithione Zinc help soothe, calm and clarify the area. Products include a shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in treatment.

Get the full article here.

Don’t Forget the Vitamins

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

When we think of skin care, most of us think topical application, toners, scrubs and ex-foliant, and expensive miracle creams that supposedly remove wrinkles. 3oz for 150 bucks…it has to work, right? Well, nutritionalists and doctors are more regularly pointing to vitamins as a source of clean skin and this month’s article by Day Spa Magazine examines just that. Here’s a bit from the article by Andrea Renskoff:

“Using only topical skincare is an idea of the past. If you want to look at the future, you really have to have supplements,” says Dr. Howard Murad, whose Internal Skincare Supplements are a thriving part of his Murad skincare line. “I recommend an inclusive approach using treatments, topicals and nutrition, and the best place to get all three should be at the spa and nowhere else.” As spa professionals seek to help clients with total wellness, adding nutritional supplements to their retail shelves can provide both a strengthened revenue stream and a valuable service.

Get the full story here.