Archive | January, 2010

Fashion Inspired by the Olympics

31 Jan

Gold Medal Fashion Collections

Whether you make it to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics or celebrate the event in your hometown, you can still get into the spirit with these fashion collections that pay tribute to international competition.

Here are the best of the sports inspired collections including clothing and accessories from Roots, Tabi, Lululemon, and Ralph Lauren.

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Straight Hair for Months with a Brazilian Blowout

30 Jan

Image: College Canady

Smoothing Treatment that Improves the Health of Hair

Straight hair has taken a back seat lately to soft curls. If the catwalks are any indication, long straight hair inspired by the 1970s is one of the trends in the spring 2010 forecast.

For those who would rather make love not war with their hair, the Brazilian Blowout is a professional smoothing treatment that gives you wash and wear hair for up to three months without harsh chemicals. The treatment, which actually improves the condition of your hair, takes one to one and a half hours depending on how much hair you have. The result is smooth, frizz free hair that requires minimal styling (let your hair air dry for soft waves or blow it straight in 10 minutes or less).

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Sweet Dreams are Made of Essential Oils

29 Jan

Essential Oils Blend Helps Promote Relaxation and Sleep

Sometimes you need extra help to get a good night’s sleep. If counting sheep isn’t working, you may get relief from aromatherapy with essential oils.

Aromatherapy Personals™ Sweet Dreams multi-nutritive oil is a blend of enriched oils that not only encourage relaxation but also moisturize and protect your skin. Soothing essential oils like lavender, patchouli, chamomile, and geranium create the perfect mood for a restful asleep. Skin nourishing seed oils like pomegranate, passionfruit, and sea buckthorn smooth and nourish your skin and hair.

This major multi-tasker can step in as a body moisturizer, hair and scalp treatment, or bath oil to hydrate and protect your skin. Continue reading

Hot Accessory for Spring 2010

28 Jan

New way to Experience Web, Email, and Photos

Your favorite spring accessory for 2010 may be a patterned Marc Jacobs scarf or a matte silver cuff. Or, it just may be your Apple iPad tablet introduced yesterday by Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.

According to Jobs, the iPad is a better device for reading books, watching videos, and playing games than a laptop or a smart phone. The iPad has a 9.7-inch touch screen and weighs about 1.5 pounds (just the right fit for your oversized leather saddle bag).

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Jane Fonda Workout 2.0

27 Jan

Time Again to Feel the Burn

No one is more responsible for launching the fitness revolution than Jane Fonda. Dressed in her signature leotard, tights, and leg warmers, Fonda created an aerobics video in 1982 that sold more than sold 17 million copies.

Almost 30 years later, Fonda has filmed two DVDs that target her age group: baby boomers. Even though she has to cope with her own health issues (osteoarthritis and back problems), Fonda wanted to create exercise DVDs for boomers who have stopped working out or never did.

The new workout DVDs (available at Amazon.com) for baby boomers and seniors emphasize balance and strengthening exercises using hand weights as well as walking workouts.

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Organic Mineral Makeup You’ll Want to Stick With

27 Jan

Unique Texture Lighter than Air

Just when you thought you’ve seen all variations of mineral makeup along comes organic mineral foundation in a stick. Atmosphere Luminous Foundation from Vapour Organic Beauty is made with 70% Certified Organic ingredients and natural mineral pigments and vitamins, like Vitamin E.

The Vapour foundation stick glides on easily with buildable coverage from light to medium. Unlike a powder format, the moisturizing base allows the minerals to move with your skin and reflect a youthful glow. If you’re worried about breakouts, all of Vapour’s product’s have been designed with non-comedogenic ingredients that won’t clog pores.

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The Bachelor: On the Road Again

26 Jan

The Fourth Cut is the Deepest

Last episode, Bachelor Jake promised not to lead on any of the women when he released Michelle during their awkward kiss ‘n tell. Will Jake keep his promise?

Days of Wine and Roses: The nine remaining ladies head up the picturesque California coast for a week long adventure in two state-of-the-art RVs (look out there could be fireworks).

The first stop is a vineyard in Santa Ynez where Jake delivers a date card to city slicker, Gia. She jumps on Jake’s motorcycle with her kimono shirt dress, stilettos, her blingy bracelet with crystal stones, Louis Vuitton bag raring to go. They start off the date with a game of Hide ‘n Seek then progress to a Bachelor version of Spin the Bottle. Gia earns her camping creds and scores a rose.

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Put Your Best Pouf Forward

25 Jan

Big-haired girls can finally give their flat irons a well-deserved rest. Poufy hair has been spotted everywhere from red carpets at this month’s Hollywood award shows to reality TV sets at Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

When it comes to hair trends, it’s all about what works for your hair type and personality. If you’re fond of the motto “go big or go home,” try the pouf worn by Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of the Jersey Shore (she shares her secrets here). Wendy Williams also went for a bigger is better look on her show by wearing two wigs together to create a mega pouf.

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