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Bring in 2012 with a few beauty resolutions

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Make a few of these New Year's beauty resolutions!There’s nothing quite like New Years to bring out the best in people. Everyone wants to start off the new year afresh, whether it means amping up your workout routine, vowing to cut down on your chocolate intake or even to take a few more risks in life. If you’re already creating a list of resolutions for 2012, you might want to include a few beauty-related tasks to ensure that your skin, nails, hair and body get the treatment they deserve. Here are some ideas to consider, inspired by The Beauty Department.

1. Wear sunscreen. Every. Single. Day. Although many women have been bombarded by the media when it comes to how damaging the sun’s rays are, that hasn’t stopped some from skipping the sunscreen. Ensure the protection of your skin by slathering it on in the morning as part of your routine – not just before you’re going to the beach. Makeup like Dermablend – Cover Creme SPF 30 will ensure that you’re getting coverage in more ways than one.

2. Fake it, don’t bake it. If you’re still heading to the tanning bed to get your glow on, cut it out already! Tanning beds are no safer than the sun, and some experts argue that they can do even more damage since you’re receiving direct exposure. Get a faux bronze look by using self-tanners like TanTowel – Self-Tan Towelette. These make the application process a breeze and they won’t leave any tell-tale streaks.

3. Exfoliate at least once a week. Getting rid of dead skin cells is the key to a glowing complexion that’s not dull or flaky. Use an exfoliating scrub for your face once or twice a week, and a rich scrub for your body in the shower. Get Fresh – SPA Sugar Body Scrub is the perfect treat.

4. Find your signature scent. There’s nothing like a fresh fragrance to remind people of you even when you’re not around, but it’s not possible if you’re always switching up your perfume. Take the time to find out what smells best on you, then invest in a few different products in the scent to ensure that you’re always exuding the aroma.

5. Don’t go to sleep without taking off your makeup. Leaving makeup on while you’re in bed at night is never a good idea. Your pores can become clogged, leading to acne, irritation and an overall messy complexion. Even if you’re too tired to wash it all off, keep a stash of wipes near your bed and use it to gently remove any product. Rilastil – Daily Care Make-Up Removing Wipes are the perfect thing.

6. Clean out your collection. Now’s the perfect time to go through your medicine cabinet, makeup bag and toiletry stash and get rid of anything old. Most products have an expiration date on them, but if you can’t remember when you got it, it’s definitely worth tossing. Expired products won’t work as well and could cause problems for your skin if you continue to use them.

7. Embrace your hair’s natural texture. Your strands could use a break from heat tools every now and then, so you should become comfortable with your hair’s natural state. That doesn’t mean you have to skip products altogether – a great anti-frizz serum like Leonor Greyl – Serum de Soie Sublimateur can do wonders.

8. Stop biting your nails. Every now and then, we all slip up and go to town nibbling that pesky jagged edge or hangnail – but you have to stop! Carry a nail file in your bag for on-the-go fixes and keep your nails polished and cute so you won’t feel the urge to bite them.

As long as you incorporate some or all of these beauty resolutions, 2012 should be your most beautiful year yet!

Humid hair fixes

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Sleek styles will make sure your frizz is invisible!Summer's almost over, but that doesn't mean the humidity is getting any better yet. The humid hair problem is also a big deal when you go on a tropical vacation, but luckily there are a few cute ways to combat frizz and limpness when it's hot out and your hair just won't cooperate.

1. The ponytail. Most girls automatically go for this solution when it's hot out. Not only does it keep your hair out of your face and off your neck, keeping you cooler – but it masks any hair issues you're having. To keep yours cute, try wrapping a piece of your ponytail around the elastic.

2. A braid. Braids are totally trendy right now, and luckily they're a great way to get your hair under control. Use a styling cream like Jack Black – Sleek Finish Texture Cream to fight frizz, then part your hair on the side and create a braid in the front. Pull the rest back into a low side ponytail and you'll look cool and sexy.

3. Poufy ponytail. If your hair lacks volume when it's hot out, try teasing the hair at your crown and pulling it into a high ponytail. If you spray it with a product like Leonor Greyl – Laque Souple Gentle Hold Hair Spray it'll be more likely to stay.

Six ways to fight frizz

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Fighting frizz is possible with these tricks!Sleek hair can seem like an impossibility in hot weather, but there are plenty of ways to make your style look fresh and frizz-free during the summer or anytime your hair decides to be uncooperative.

1. Wash your hair less. The natural oils that your scalp secretes is a good frizz defense because it weighs your hair down a bit. If you get too greasy in between washes, use a shampoo like Leonor Greyl – Huile de germe de ble, which will combat excess grease. A dry shampoo between washings can also help.

2. Frizz occurs when dry hair soaks up moisture from the air, so deep-conditioning can fix the problem. L`Occitane – Milk (Shea Butter) Ultra Rich Conditioner will nourish your hair and leave it satisfied, so it won't look for outside refreshment.

3. Be gentle to your hair. If you rub it too hard with your towel, it could rough up your hair cuticles and strands won't stay flat.

4. Heat is damaging, so prevent frayed ends and fuzziness by using a protecting product before drying or straightening your hair.

5. Ionic blowdryers reduce frizz by compressing your hair cuticles so they don't soak up moisture. Upgrade your dryer for a sleeker look.

6. A silicone serum will coat each strand and make sure they stay smooth all day. Use on damp hair before styling.

There’s more to hair care than shampoo and conditioner – try a masque

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Try a hair masque.Sure, you know about shampoo and conditioner – but if thought that's all there was to hair care, think again. Whether your looks are oily and greasy or dry and frizzy, there's a product out there that can help. If you need a hair rescue fast, one of your best bets is a hair masque that'll help restore the natural balance of your locks to give you perfect, shiny tresses, even when the weather's not cooperating.

If you've got curls that won't behave, you may have resigned yourself to a lifetime of frizz. But these days, no hair punishment is a life sentence – so break out that blowdryer once again, because we've got just the solution for you. Many moisturizing masques, like the Leonor Greyl Masque a Orchidee, are designed with frizzy hair specifically in mind. These products help coat and calm your locks, locking in shine and banishing dry, damaged ends forever.

If grease is your problem, apply a masque can help restore hair's natural balance of oils – giving you healthy shine that won't weigh your tresses down.

For the gal on the go, Leonor Greyl also makes a Palme, Bambou & Jasmin Travel Set that'll have you looking your best, even out of state – or abroad!

L’Occitane products may help ward off summertime frizz

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

L'Occitane products may help ward off summertime frizzSummer is a fun and frivolous season, but it also packs its fair share of beauty woes, from runny makeup to sunburned skin. And women with wavy or curly hair know that these humidity-laden months mean one thing – frizz!

While it may seem overwhelming to tame your mane, experts share some insider information with Allure magazine that may help you keep frizzy hair at bay.

According to the publication, frizz occurs when dry hair absorbs water from the air, so keeping your hair moisturized is important. L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Shampoo is a nourishing formula made to improve dry hair.

While the product is gentle enough to use daily, you may only want to lather up every few days. “The natural oils that accumulate [between washes] are good frizz-fighters,” hairstylist Nathaniel Hawkins told the news source.

When styling your luscious locks, experts recommend rubbing a drop of silicone product in your palms, such as L’Occitane Aromachologie Repairing Serum for Dry & Damaged Hair, and then patting your hands over your frizzy strands.

But resisting the urge to play with your waves may be key. “The more you put your hands through [your hair], the more likely you are to create frizz,” hairstylist Garren told the magazine.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19891951-ADNFCR