Moroccanoil launches new temporary color hair masks

Moroccanoil Color Depositing Mask

Try something new with this temporary hair treatment.

Moroccanoil, known for its luxurious hair oils has developed a new oil-based mask that deposits temporary color.  Moroccanoil Color Depositing Masks comes in seven colors including blue and rose gold.

In addition to adding color, the masks are made with hydrating oils and amino acids to help repair tired hair. Results vary based on hair color and porosity. The mask is easy to apply. Apply to sectioned hair and work through with a wide-toothed comb. Leave on for 5-7 minutes and rinse out. View the color chart on the website for estimated results.

The masks are available at morocconoil.com, Sephora and select salons. The masks are sold in 6.7 oz. tubes for $28 and 1 oz. packettes for $7. (I may get a commission from this link) Moroccanoil Color Depositing Masks come in; Champagne: warm, golden blonde, Platinum: cool, icy blonde, Hibiscus: brilliant, pink floral tones, Aquamarine: cool, blue tones, Rose Gold: soft pink and golden tones, Bordeaux: deep crimson brown and Cocoa: rich medium brown.

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Nude Skincare ProGenius Rescue Oil – a review

I am always looking for something to mitigate wrinkles. Unfortunately, retinol (the most effective wrinkle treatment) and I don’t get along. Awhile back I read about celebrities  like David Gandy incorporating rose hip seed oil into their beauty routines to combat aging. A few days later I was shopping online and I saw this Nude Skincare trial kit at Sephora. I bought it, along with some other things.

Sephora haul 2.2016
Needles No More by Dr. Brandt (thumbs down), Supergoop Sunscreen Oil (thumbs up), Urban Decay Primer Potion (so-so) Marvis Toothpaste (thumbs up) and Nude Skincare Progenius Rescue Oil duo (thumbs up).

Nude Skincare is a natural skincare brand that includes Mrs. Bono as one of the backers. The brand has a few treatment oils, including the Progenius Rescue Oil. In addition to cold pressed rose hip seed oil,  rosemary oil and coleus root extract the treatment includes bakuchiol, a “natural” retinol that helps to improve texture and guard against skin stressors. It is also vegan.

It came with ProGenius Omega Treatment Milk, which you are supposed to put on before the oil. I didn’t really like the smell of the texture of the treatment oil so I don’t use it. The oil “stays in place better if you layer it with a moisturizer, but you can apply it to cleansed skin.

I use it at night, after I put on my rosacea treatment and sometimes in the morning as a daytime moisturizer. It helps calm by burning, red skin and my skin is super moisturized when I wake up in the morning. My skin also seems firmer, radiant and has a more even skin tone. Suffice to say – I love this stuff! Now the cons – if you don’t wear it with moisturizer, it tends to take longer to absorb, getting on your glasses, etc.. It is also expensive ($68 an oz.) and Sephora recently announced it will be discontinuing it.

While supplies last, you can head over to Sephora and stock up or just try out the brand at 30 percent off. The trial kit I bought (several of them actually) is called the ‘Double Dose of Genius’ and is reduced to $15.40 for .33 oz each of Rescue Oil and Treatment Milk. The oil has lasted me since February and I spilled a bunch. At 2-3 drops per application, this sample could last you 6 months. I will use up my supply and if Nude Skincare is gone by then I’ll look for a replacement.

It’s a new year and time for a new birthday gift from Sephora

All Beauty Insiders are eligible for a free gift during their birthday month at Sephora and the beauty store has just unveiled it’s new birthday gift for 2015.  Last year the gift was a mascara and mini lipstick from Make Up For Ever and the year before that it was a mini duo of Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments. The gift for 2015 is two NARS lip pencils plus a NARS eyeliner for VIB Rouge (members who spend over $1,000).

Sephora 2015 Birthday Gifts from NARS
Sephora 2015 Birthday Gifts from NARS

So, how do you get your gift? Sign up to become a Beauty Insider and visit the store during your birthday month to pick up your gift (no purchase is necessary). You’ll also earn points on your purchases that you can redeem for super-sized samples and get special offers in your email.

The ultimate advent calendar for the beauty junkie

The Body Shop Advent Calendar 2014, $50
The Body Shop Advent Calendar 2014, $50

The Body Shop has started adding holiday gift items to its website and I ran across this beauty in the luxury items category. The Body Shop Advent Calendar includes 24 days of mini bath and beauty items that are revealed each day through Christmas Eve. Items include body butters, lotions, shower gels, nail polish , mini soaps and even a eyeliner.  Available soon at The Body Shop for $50.

 

Win Sephora's "Beauty & The Bride" Sweeptakes

Worried about having perfect makeup for your big day? Sephora has you covered. Head over to Facebook and enter their Beauty & The Bride Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $2,500 prize package that includes a Sephora Beauty & The Bride Makeup Kit, a TEMPTU Airbrush system, a GLO Brilliant Personal Teeth Whitenening Device and the dress of your dreams from Priscilla of Boston’s exclusive Boston Collection. Three 2nd prize winners will receive the Beauty and the Bride Makeup Kit ($50):

The kit contains:

0.20 oz Josie Maran Argan Oil Color Stick in Rosy (dusty rose) 
– 0.09 oz Stila Eye Shadow in Kitten (shimmering nude pink) 
– 0.125 oz Sephora by O.P.I. Nail Colour in True Romantic (sheer cool light pink) 
– 0.25 oz Benefit The Porefessional
– 0.28 Lancôme Juicy Tubes in Spring Fling
– 0.10 oz Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! Mascara in black
– 0.05 oz bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer
– 0.04 oz Sephora Collection Flashy Liner Waterproof in Flashy Black
– 0.004 oz Buxom Big & Healthy Lipstick in Brooklyn (harvest fig)
– Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens (100 sheets)
– 0.16 oz Flora by Gucci Eau Fraîche
– Voucher for a complimentary Special Occasion Makeover at the Sephora in-store Beauty Studio
– Reusable keepsake box

Not a bride? This gift set is a great value and has a lot of products you would want to use everyday. Pus. the makeover is a great added bonus.