Monday, February 7, 2011

Are You Willing To Pay $150 For 6 Fl. Oz. Of Conditioner?!

At $150 for a 6 fluid ounce tube of hair conditioner, well, this beauty product better give us Gisele Bundchen locks and Tom Brady as a bonus accessory, ha ha.

So, the question begs----Are you willing to pay $150 for 6 fl. oz. of conditioner?!

Celebrities like Penelope Cruz are willing to pay, but then again, her beauty budget probably has no limits. And girlfriend does have a glossy, gorgeous mane.

Maybe it is the Philip B. Russian Amber Imperial Conditioning Creme. The hair expert who developed the expensive conditioner, Philip B., himself, has boasted that Russian Amber Imperial is "10 times more effective than any other formula."

Let's take a look inside this tony tube of hair magic:
Amber Oil, Eleven L-Amino Acids, & Pure Plant Extracts---
Nettle, Chamomile, Rosemary, Sage, Burdock & Grape Seed

And according to the website, your mane will look and feel pretty darned good after one use:

"Philip B® Russian Amber Imperial Conditioning Crème restores hair's pH balance for superior detangling and shine. It makes fine hair feel thick and lush. It softens coarse, difficult hair, turning it silky and manageable. And on damaged hair, the luxuriant, rejuvenating formula sinks right in, restoring precious moisture and elasticity to dry, parched strands."

By the way, there is a Philip B. Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo that has won numerous beauty awards, Lucky and Vogue magazines, just to name a couple. And you can get a hefty 12 fl. oz. jar of the shampoo for $140.

As Philip B. says, "Treat your hair like royalty — the Imperial way!"

Now, if only our pocketbook felt the same way.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Look, Ladies: Tinted Eyeliner That Really Helps Lashes Grow

A lash lengthening eyeliner?! For real?!

Then sign us up! We won't leave the house without wearing lined eyes, so we think this is a pretty cool beauty product---eye makeup and a lash treatment two-fer.

It's called Line N Grow Lash Lengthening Tinted Eyeliner ($39.00, online at beauty shops like

And it's easy to use: Simply apply Line N Grow like your regular eyeliner, remembering to stay close to your lashlines. And in about 1 month, you will see longer, fuller lashes.

Obviously, there's something in the formula that allows lashes to become healthier and fuller. And it's all-natural stuff. No expensive prescription with scary drugs blended in.

Check out these fringe benefits, ladies:
Ophthalmologist tested, safe for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes.
No toxic side effects such as permanent darkening of the iris.
No need for a prescription.
100% of study participants reported the appearance of fuller lashes.
Tinted formulas to enhance your lashes while wearing eye liner.
All natural, certified Vegan, non-toxic and no animal testing. Does NOT contain Parabens, Urea, Mineral Oil, Phalates, TEA, synthetic fragrances or any animal derived ingredients.
Packaging made of recycled Eco-friendly materials.

Lash N Grow comes in these shades:
Black. Dark brown. Eggplant. Olive. Midnight Blue. And Clear.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

At-Home Hair Color Just Got Easier With New Clairol Color Foam

Nice 'n Easy. That's how we like our at-home hair color application to go.

And now Clairol has made the entire process quite simple: "Shake it. Foam it. Love it.". Clairol Nice 'n Easy Color Blend Foam permanent hair color ($8.99, at drugstores).

The good news: a drip-free foam. How great is that?! Good-bye messy , staining- everywhere hair color. The other interesting tidbit---this is not exactly new news. We wrote about the supposedly first foam at-home hair color last Oct 30th at BeautyTipToday.

And it was WalMart and Samy in partnership. Look at this:
"Even Walmart has scooped hair genius John Freida by marketing the first fat foam hair color by Samy in their stores right now.
Poor John Freida is introducing his own Precision Foam Color, a similar product from Japan's Kao Brands that's expected to debut in the U.S. in April, 2011.
Who knew Walmart would become such a sophisticated beauty player?! Well, why not? Walmart is a huge, powerful retailer. And Fat Foam at $8.97 a box, sounds ideal to the at-home hair color woman. It's a no-drip hair color product which is based on dye technology Walmart hunted down in Japan and then launched here in the U.S. more than six months ahead."

Well, it was only a matter of time before the Clairol giants would join the color foam beauty bandwagon. It must be a smart concept, or Clairol wouldn't also debut their own foam hair color.

We think it's a win-win for all beauty companies. And we look forward to John Frieda's own Precision Foam Color launching this April.

And since, we, too, are an at-home hair color consumer, at least much of the time, we will try one of these big, fat balls of color foam and see if it really covers all the grays, like these companies swear it does.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Nicole's House Of Harlow 1960 Debuts Sunglasses For Spring 2011

Nicole Richie is fast becoming a modern style icon. She has had great successes with her House of Harlow 1960 jewelry and shoe lines and beautiful bohemian fashion under her WinterKate line. And now, the newly married Nicole is debuting her House of Harlow 1960 Sunglasses collection.

And we are loving this line of hot shades!! Look, if there's any celebrity who knows how to 'cover up' for the ensuing paparazzi, it's Nicole Richie. And the way she does it, is put on some over-sized sunglasses.

Check out both photos of Nicole wearing her Chelsea sunglasses ($138, pre-order here). She wears these almost all the time.

We adore the Chelsea shades, because they feature an over-exaggerated cat eye shape and a very glam Hollywood style. These cat eyes are selling out so fast online, so you have to reserve them now, just to receive them in May. Meow!

The House of Harlow 1960 sunglasses line also features wonderful over-sized frames in these cool styles:

The Charlotte in Ivory and the Marie in Tortoise. The line includes 6 styles of acetate glasses.

Designer Nicole says she was inspired by old Hollywood movies and costumes, and named each style after family members, friends, and her style icons.

The House of Harlow 1960 sunglasses line ranges from $110 to $195 and is available in stores now.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

John Frieda Lets Blondes Go Even Blonder With New Lightening Spray

This Beauty Tip Today is for blondes only. Wish we, ourselves, could try this brand new John Frieda hair product, but we have Kardashian-colored hair.

Ladies, if you are light-haired and wish to go even blonder, then this heat-activated spray is the way to go! Keep your blonde locks looking as golden fabulous as Nancy O'Dell's.

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray ($9.99, at drugstores). It's a really awesome product because it lightens blonde hair gradually---in 3-5 days.

Just spritz the Lightening Spray onto roots, highlighted sections, or all over your head, and then blow-dry. Hair will be lighter with just a few uses. The more heat you use, the greater the lightening effects. So flat-iron, curling iron also help 'activate the spray.'

What's in it, besides hydrogen peroxide? The experts at John Frieda explain the heat-activated formula:

"Contains thermo-protectant. Patent-pending technology combines fixative and conditioning polymers that retain hydrogen peroxide, allowing for control of lightening."
Sounds like an amazing new hair product for blondes only.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rough Skin And No Moisturizer? Reach For Crisco Says Dr. Wu

Crisco. We know it makes a darn good pie crust. But it also makes for softer skin, according to celebrity dermatologist and beauty expert Dr. Jessica Wu.

We're not sure how the CEOs of major skin care companies we have interviewed for BeautyTipToday, would feel about tossing out their expensive creams and serums for a tub of all-vegetable shortening, but let's examine this further.

First of NOT throw away your skin care products. But let's be honest. The damage we do to our faces and bodies over a span of time, does not just occur because of too much time in the sun. Sure, tanning is responsible for many of the fine lines and wrinkles, but what you consume on a daily basis, plays a large role, too.

Dr. Jessica Wu's new book just hit store shelves. It's called, "Feed Your Face," (just $15.07, now at And the title says it all. If you eat healthier, then your skin will tell the story. And there are some simple facts Dr. Wu outlines in her book that help women deal with face and body challenges.

Dr. Wu was a guest on Good Morning America where she shared her Crisco beauty tip for softer skin:

Rough elbows, feet, knees, or hands? Don't have any moisturizer around? Reach for the familiar blue can of Crisco and rub into the rough areas of your skin.

Dr. Wu says that Crisco is all-natural, and made from soy beans, and does a super job of nourishing dry, rough skin.

Well, we have a lonely, little can of Crisco in our cupboard, and we are going to try this on our sorry feet tonight.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rose Water: One Of Finest Natural Products For Skin

Rose water. It's one of the best toners we have ever used for our face and body. And we just read that actress Liv Tyler sets her makeup with a quick spritz of rose water. Smart girl, because the mist has a firming effect on skin.

We have received quite an education on the healthy skin benefits of rose water and rose oil, and the rich, exotic history Damask roses share with Bulgaria.

We recently spoke with Dana Vasileva, operations manager of Dama, a newly launched 100% natural and organic line of skincare and aromatherapy products. And she let us try Dama's Organic Rose Water face and body mist ($13.99, 8 oz.). And honestly, we are hooked.

"It is very rich in flavonoids and vitamins, including A, C, D, E andB3," Dana explains. "Rose water has anti-viral, antiseptic and disinfectant properties. It maintains the pH balance, and stimulates regeneration processes of the skin. It helps reduce wrinkles, fine lines and skin inflammation. It also has a calming effect on acne and sunburns. One bottle, all skin types, all ages."

In fact, Dama's Organic Rose Water is the one product that Dana Vasileva cannot live without because of its multi-purpose features:

"1. You can use Rosewater to refresh the skin/face. As our body needs hydration, so does our skin. I call it SKIN WATER as it gives my skin all it needs with just one bottle. 2. Use it on your hair: Spray on dry/damp hair. It will give the hair a healthy and vibrant look. It will also reduce split ends. 3. Air-freshener: Because Rosewater has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, you can also use it as an air-freshener and disinfectant in bathrooms, on animal beds, and for carpets."

It's interesting to note, that the Damask rose comes from far away-----in the Valley of Roses, in Kazanlak, Bulgaria The area is known for its perfect geographical and climatic conditions for growing and harvesting the oil-yielding rose.

And the Dama company is proud that their skin care and aromatherapy products all bear the USDA Certified Organic label.

According to Dana, roses are more than just beautiful, aromatic flowers. For centuries, the rose has been highly valued by many cultures for its super healing properties. Rose water and rose oil were used in the traditional medicines of China, India, Assyria, Egypt, Greece and Rome, to cure a wide range of medical conditions.

Dama also sells Rose Skin Tonic, Rose Oil, Rose Absolute, Hand-picked Rose Buds, and Lavender Oil. And the company also posts beauty tips, facts and creative ways to use their products via Facebook(damaUSA) and Twitter (damaUSA) on daily basis.

You can buy organic Dama Rose products here at dama-usa and at etsy.