Get your own personalized shampoo at ProfilePRO

The founder of QVC is backing a new venture in the hair care space, customizable shampoo and conditioner called ProfilePRO. To get your specific formula, Profile Pro asks you questions about your hair including hair type and concerns. It also asks you how you style your hair and if you wear your hair in a ponytail/updo, etc.. You can even pick from five different scents – I chose coconut. They even put your name on the front of the bottles along with your formula details.


I chose a formula for fine, color treated hair. Profile Pro is also sulfate and paraben free. You can buy a trial pack now for $15 and if you like it, sign up for full size bottles starting at $38. I haven’t tried mine out yet, but I’ll post an update once I do.

June 2015 Allure Beauty Box – review


This month’s Beauty Box curated by the beauty editors at Allure has everything you need to get read for the beach/pool. For $15 you get six products, plus a 50% off coupon for your first custom home hair color from eSalon.

St. Tropez Self Tan Express – custom your tan by washing it off earlier or later, depending how deep you want your tan to be.

eSalon Perfect Ending Leave In Conditioner – a leave-in to use post color.

E.L.F. Studio Stipple Brush – This stout brush is to be used for stippling – a process that makes your face look airbrushed. I can be used with cremes, liquids and powders. Buying an E.L.F. brush is always a good way to test a new brush type.

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture in Polo Lounge Punch – nice color, missing all the bad stuff and its vegan too!

Completely Bare Wax Strips for Face, Bikini and Body – I have seen these in the store and wanted to try them. Completely Bare
are made by former Housewife of New York City, Cindy Barshop. The wax is strip is on fabric instead of plastic like most drugstore  wax kits. I love these, they are easy to use, can be reused and are effective.

Cotz Face Sunscreen SPF 40 in Natural Skin Tone – this SPF goes on very light and tints the skin just a bit. Perfect for running errands without makeup.

This is the last month Beauty Bar is managing the beauty boxes. Beginning in July the boxes will be shipped by Allure. Boxes are priced at $15, including shipping.


Give your face a lift at home with Roloxin

For most people a surgical facelift is a) too much money or b) too scary.  But a new topical mask called Roloxin can give your face a lift, reduce wrinkles and reduce pores without  you having to go under the knife.


All you have to do is rub the packette to activate the product and then smooth it all over a clean face. You can put it right up to the lash line (unlike most masks). It smells like cake *bonus* and did not irritate my sensitive skin. After a couple of minutes the mask will start to firm up. After 10 minutes, you wash it off and apply a moisturizer. My favorite is the time-tested, hyaluronic acid filled Olay Regenerist. I did feel like my skin is firmer and my lines look smaller.

Given the cost, I would probably just use this for a special event. I did find a link on Facebook (which I used) where you can get two treatments free, otherwise the cost is $110 for 10 packettes.

H&M to launch new beauty line this fall – Washington DC Beauty |

H&M Launches Beauty Collection this Fall (PRNewsFoto/H&M)
H&M Launches Beauty Collection this Fall (PRNewsFoto/H&M)

Swedish clothing retailer H&M has announced plans to release a new line of makeup, haircare, body care and beauty tools to stores beginning in fall 2015.

Source: H&M to launch new beauty line this fall – Washington DC Beauty |

Kiehl’s friends and family sale begins on May 14


Kiehl’s Friends and Family event begins today and runs through May 18, 2015. Use the code FAMILY online or bring this invitation to a Kiehl’s store to get 20 percent off your purchase.  There are several company stores in the DMV area, to find a store near you go to


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