British nail polish brand butter London is in some hot water of the name of a polish in it’s new “Cut Up” overcoat collection. A color in the new collection is named “pikey”, a derogatory name for someone of the traveller or gypsy culture. People voiced their outrage on social media site and yesterday butter London issued an apology:
The remaining polish colors will be continued, but all of the offending color are probably being removed as we speak.
When I paid a visit to Original Diva, I wasn’t sure what I was in for. I had some done some research on the website and knew that it was salon that offered mostly clip in hair extensions. Having fine, thin hair. I have bought clip-in hair extensions and hair pieces (a ponytail piece), but I could only dream of getting beaded extensions like the celebrities use. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I could add “filler” pieces of real human hair to bulk up my own for about a $100. Not only is it affordable, but the individual pieces essentially “tape in” to your hair, are comfortable and last about 3 months. When you want to remove them, use baby oil to loosen the tape. You can do anything to them you would do to your own hair including color them. You won’t see any bumps or lumps and you can’t see them when you hair is up or in a ponytail.
Original Diva manufacturers their own line of hair, keeping the cost down and the quality high. The Original Diva salon inside The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood is the first location in the U.S. with plans for the brand to expand. Along with the permanent “tape in” extensions, the line includes clip-in versions of bangs, full head, ponytails and highlight pieces. Guests can visit the salon and have extensions placed and styled to match their existing hairstyle. Original Diva is also a full service salon providing, blowouts, manicures, pedicures, haircuts and color, spray tanning, makeup applications and eye lash extensions.
Here is my before and after:
Original Diva is also the perfect place for brides to be. The salon offers special styling and extensions for weddings as well as packages for brides and bridal parties. Clip-in extensions start at $199 and whole head permanent extensions start at $350. Original Diva is open seven days a week and is located just steps from the parking garage entrance in The Miracle Mile Shops. Las Vegas locals get 20% off services and accessories Mon. -Thurs.. You can browse online at originaldivaextensions.com.
Original Diva Las Vegas at The Miracle Mile Shops
Original Diva Permanent Hair Extensions
Original Diva clip in and permanent hair extensions
The MAGIC or Men’s Apparel Guild trade show was in Las Vegas last week. Officially called Magic Market Week, the bi-annual show brings buyers together with clothing, shoe and accessory brands. Clothing is mostly represented at the show, but there were a few beauty products here and there. Here are some spring products from butter London and and a couple of interesting accessories I found at the show.
butter London “Boho Rock” coming Spring2014
butter London Summer 2014
butter London “Sweet Somethings” Bridal Collection
butter London “Cut Up” top coats, Spring 2014
These new colors and sets from butter London will be in stores for spring/summer 2014. New shades include a jazzy top coat collection and a new polish set for the Bride. You cab find butter London at ULTA, Nordstrom and Sephora.
If you spend any time outdoors or wearing pants without pockets, you’ll love the HipS-Sister. This piece of fabric, about the size of the band on your yoga pants, fits around your waist and has storage pockets for your keys, phone, ID and money. Perfect for a hike or going somewhere you can’t bring a purse. It comes in a variety of colors including custom bejeweled designs and starts at $24.99.
For concealing your stuff under your clothes, try the Go Girly Garter. This oversized garter grips to your thigh and has pockets for storing your phone, ID, money and lipstick. It comes in three sizes in a variety of colors and designs. There is even a special blue Girly Go Garter for the bride. Prices start at $38 and include free shipping. Word to wise – remember to wear underwear.
I stopped using the SeroVital hgh because of the cost (about $100 a month). The powder was around thirty dollars, but I got sick of waiting to drink it two hours after food each night and it was also inconvenient when traveling. I found another version by Ageless Foundation - the Ageless Foundation UltraMAX Gold With AlphaNeuro Complex in capsules.
With this version you don’t have to wait two hours between food consumption and it directs you to take two capsules in the morning and two at night. I kept forgetting to take the pills at the right time, so I just took all four at night. It seemed to work the same. This formula is just like the powder, un that you take it for five days on, two days off. I think it works as well as SeroVital and the Ageless Foundation powder. You can find it at Amazon and at Allstar Health. I found Allstar Health to have quick processing and shipping time.
Here is a comparison of ingredients:
Ageless Foundation Ultramax Gold Rejuvenation Formula
This is what my friends keep asking me when I am wearing the Your Skin But Better CC Cream by IT Cosmetics. The color correction cream foundation covers, moisturizes and has an SPF 50 sunscreen built-in. It shrinks my pores, diminishes lines and basically makes my face look airbrushed. My skin feels soft and moisturized and I also notice that it makes my skin look better even after I take it off. You can apply it with your fingers or a brush. Conceal with another one of their terrific products, the Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer.
The Your Skin But Better CC Cream + SPF 50 is infused with Peptides, Niacin, Algae, Vitamins A, C, B, E, Hyaluronic Acid (my favorite), and Hydrolyzed Collagen along with anti-oxidants and exotic natural botanicals. It is a multitasking cream in that it protects, color corrects, covers and has anti-aging benefits.
I have had four friends go out and buy it after seeing it on my skin and the folks at ULTA told me it flies off the shelves! You can get it at QVC, ULTA and on the brand website.