Today’s Love: No Frizz Styling Spray

I’ve already praised what we’ve seen from Living Proof (see the blog post here), but I’ve got to tell you guys about their No Frizz Styling Spray.  As soon as we started carrying their range, I started using the product 2-3 times a week, and I can say, without exception, that this is my favorite styling product in my current routine.

Living Proof No Frizz Curling Styling Spray WaveBecause I have thin hair, I’ve been using the No Frizz Styling Spray designed for “wave shaping, curl defining for fine to medium hair.” Extremely specific, the formula isn’t too heavy (for the fine hair) and helps not only hold curls, but define and smooth them, all the while guarding against frizz.

The spray is truly great for all hair types, because it works great for my friends at the office whose hair has natural curl, but also for mine, which is naturally straight.  I simply use it on days I’m playing on curling my hair, and reap all of the same benefits!

How I’ve been using it:

1.  Wash and condition hair normally.

2.  Blow dry hair.

3.  Spray No Frizz Styling Spray on top and throughout hair, distributing with a brush or with your fingers.

4. Style with curling iron for separated curls featuring light hold and natural flexibility.  Perfect!

Looking for spray to help you straighten instead of curl? Check this out instead!

New Stuff for Your Man

Checked out our section exclusively for men? Beauty of a Site isn’t all glitz and glam, you know (though we certainly have plenty of that)! Jam packed with manly stuff to keep ’em clean, freshly groomed and smellin’ fresh.

Our new favorites from that section are Lightfoot’s Pure Pine Soap and Omega’s Shave Products.

Omega’s Shave line features classic shave products, including shave bowls,  a huge variety of high quality brushes and even gift sets (it’s almost that time of year…. think stocking stuffers!).

Omega Brush and Shave Gift Set

Omega Shaving Brush and Cream Bowl Gift Set

Omega Eucalyptus Shave Soap TubeOmega Eucalyptus Shave Soap Tube

Lightfoot’s Pure Pine Soap Products boast a 100 year old tradition in New England, the powerful pine aroma is perfect for cleansing and freshen skin after athletic activities.

Lightfoot's Pure Pine Soap Bar

Lightfoot’s Pure Pine Soap Bar

Lightfoot's Pure Pine Soap Gift Box

Lightfoot’s Pure Pine Soap Gift Set

Click here to browse all of the Omega products!

Click here to browse all of the Lightfoot Pure Pine products!

Goulishly Glamorous for Halloween 2010!

From a quick survey of the internet, it’s oh so obvious which halloween costumes are going to be the most popular this year: Lady Gaga, Jersey Shores cast members, Twilight Characters, Alice is Wonderland, Avatar… and the list goes on.  Unfortunately, these had been all of my first picks as well, so the question remains: What can I do to set my costume apart?

Ladies, the answer is always the same: The costume is in the details… it’s time to accessorize!

Here are some tips to make the three top costume choices your own, with a little help from Beauty of a Site:

1.  Lady Gaga with Falsies:  There’s no question about it; if you want to rock Lady Gaga, you’ve got to rock some wicked cute false eyelashes.  And you know how it goes- the crazier the better.  We suggest something lush and dramatic like Eye Candy Strip Lashes or something jeweled and sparkly, like Tinsel Town Strip Lashes.

2.  Jersey Shore with Some Serious Volume: If you’re going to pull of Snookie’s look this Halloween, you’re going to have to not only temporarily dye your hair black, but you’re going to have to sport that massive bump in your ‘do.  For some serious height, try Tigi Catwalk’s Your Highness for Volume line.  Find root boosters, sprays and even a shampoo and conditioner that will help you get that elevation you need!

3.  Sexy Vamps with Glistening Complexion:  It always takes some skill to pull off Twilight cast costumes, because they dress like normal people.  The biggest difference between an undercover vampire and you and me is some super pale, lovely, glittery skin.  Add a little glitter to your powder to pull off the look!  We suggest using a mineral powder, like Orglamix Pure Mineral Powder in light Balsa, and mixing it with a fine silver glitter.  Not only will the mineral makeup give you a flawless complexion, but the bit of sparkle will have you looking like Alice, Rosalie or Edward in no time!

Popular Halloween Costumes 2010

Product Review: Cake Hand & Cuticle Buffer

Cake Beauty Milk Made Smoothing Hand & Cuticle BufferWith the recent release of OPI’s Burlesque collection, I had the opportunity to paint my nails a gazillion times in a row.  As I’m sure you can imagine, this could certainly do some damage to your cuticles.  However, Cake- one of our new product lines!- had just the product to help me through it!

Cake Beauty Milk Made Smoothing Hand and Cuticle Buffer includes purifying sugar granules, nourishing grapeseed, coconut and sweet almond oils, this spa-quality manicure treatment is designed to both exfoliate and nourish.  After thoroughly working the formula over your hands and cuticles, Cake’s Smoothing Hand and Cuticle Buffer gets rid of dry skin or left over product while infusing your hands with nourishing essential oils to keep them smooth and supple.  Simply rinse off after use!

The best part about this Cake product is that it smells YUMMY.  Like vanilla with a touch of raspberry, your one step mani is going to be soo much sweeter!

I was shocked by how well this worked! I didn’t even have to use cuticle oil, as the buffer was so backed full of great essential oils.  My hands were smooth all day, and the formula didn’t do any damage to my dry skin.  I will officially use it whenever I can!

Below are some of our other favorite Cake products for you to check out!  Or, click here if you want to browse them all!

Cake Walk Triple Mint Foot Cream: Cake Beauty Cake Walk Triplemint Foot Creme is a a fresh, rich foot creme packed with nourishing butters and oils. This great creme is formulated to soothe, cool and nourish rough and tired feet while locking in moisture and instantly giving feet (and legs) a lasting nourished look and feel.

Cake Beauty It’s a Slice Supreme Body Mousse: Cake Beauty It’s a Slice Supreme Body Mousse is a rich whipped tahitian vanilla and coconut body lotion to blanket your body in. This ultra light body lotion with extreme hydraters leaves your skin lightly scented and perfectly moisturized and smooth.

Cake Beauty Citrus Squeeze Better Body Rub: Cake Beauty Citrus Squeeze Better Bod Rub is a skillfully blended moisturizer that does so much more! Infused with active ingredients that help tone, firm, reduce the appearance of dreadful dimply bits and ‘not so’ fine lines.

Amp it Up with Catwalk!

Tigi Catwalk Curlesque Curls Rock AmplifierI’ve always been jealous of my friends with curly hair, but they always argued that they’d KILL for straight hair.  Apparently the daily task of reigning in a mane of curly hair is more than the average woman has time for.  Well, curly-haired-friends, I have good news.

Tigi’s newly revamped Catwalk product line features products specifically designed for curly hair:  Curlesque.  One of our favorite products is the Curlesque Curls Rock Amplifier.  Though this product is designed to actually amp up your curls, never fear- it separates and defines as well.  Helping your curls look exactly how they’re supposed to!

Simply work the amplifier through damp hair for beautiful definition, subtle shine and INCREDIBLE frizz control.  Best of all… it’s on sale this month at Beauty of a Site.  Save $2 on every bottle!

Click here to check it out!


Fight for the Cause- Shop Pink!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Beauty of a Site is inviting you to join the fight by making one simple decision: shop pink!  Some of our favorite brands have made their best selling products (that you already love!) available in pink versions to raise money for major breast cancer research and support organizations.  The more we buy, the more money is raised for the cause!

Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Products

Click here to browse all of the products that you can purchase to raise money for breast cancer!  Here are some of our favorites:

1. China Glaze Fight Like a Woman Nail Polish Collection: Featuring three dazzling pinks to both raise awareness and support the cause, this new collection features Empowerment (cotton-candy creme), Encouragement (pink shimmer) and Endurance (raspberry shimmer).  Available for a limited time only, order today!

2. Woody’s Real Men Wear Pink Daily Grooming Kit: The perfect way for a guy to join the fight!  Featuring the pinkest boxers we could find, as well as a Woody’s Daily Shampoo and Woody’s Mega Firm Gel to help you rock your boxers in style!  It’s like they say- it takes a real man to wear pink.

3. Tigi Bed Head Masterpiece “Pink” Shine Hairspray: One of our favorite “keep-it-right-there” hairsprays, Bed Head Masterpiece helps you capture your creativity and keep it where it needs to be, all day long.  Bright pink and in support of the City of Hope, Masterpiece is perfect for October and any time.

OPI Burlesque SWATCHES! Part 2

So I admit it; I shared my favorite colors with you last time, but here are some shots of the over major colors.  These are indoor shots as opposed to those in broad daylight, but I am intending to show how they show up under office / home lighting.  They are actually quite similar (in any light!) but the subtle differences are visible when in close proximity:

OPI Show Much Go On Burlesque Nail Lacquer Holiday 2010
OPI Show Must Go On.  The pinkest of the bunch, this very true dark pink is a beautiful color.  Not as purple as the fuscia OPI Let Me Entertain You, this pink is spunky but classy, featuring a dark pink shimmer for interest, but an overall bold color appropriate for the business woman and party girl alike.

OPI Ali's Big Break Burlesque Nail Polish HOliday 2010

Compare the pink above with this deep red, OPI Ali’s Big Break.  Even though there is a slight pink hue to this crimson shade, Ali’s Big Break is a true red, beautiful with any skin tone and a truly sexy color!

OPI Take the Stage Burlesque Nail Polish Holiday 2010

The truest orange we’ve seen from OPI in some time! OPI Take the Stage is a beautiful, bold orange shimmer, not bright orange or neon orange, nor burnt or smokey.  A gorgeous warm color, more red than yellow featuring perfect gold sparkles, Take the Stage is a great color for any one and any occasion!

Here’s a closer comparison of these colors to help you see the subtle distinctions:

OPI Burlesque Holiday 2010 Nail Lacquer

Oh- and by reader demand- here are two of the other glitter polishes.  These are terribly un-photogenic.  Like diamonds, these chunky polishes can’t quite handle a camera’s flash.  But this will give you an idea of the subtle color differences between them.

OPI Glow Up Already / OPI Simmer and Shimmer

OPI Simmer & Shimmer (blue on the left) and OPI Glow Up Already (green on the right).  Again, sorry for the odd lighting, but these things are out of control sparkly- I hope you can see it!

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