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.

Last minute Mother’s Day beauty gifts



Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, 2015. If  you happen to have forgotten to pick something up, don’t worry. Here are a few beauty gifts that she’ll love and you can still Fedex.

Beginning from clockwise, top right:

Bobbi Brown beach Body Scrub: This body scrub will make mom feel like she’s laying on the beach while a cool sea breeze blows through her hair. Scented with Bobbi’s famous Beach scent, this scrub exfoliates and moisturizes while giving mom a zen-like experience, $37 at (ship or buy online and pick up in store).

Fekkai PrX Reparatives Intense Fortifying Masque with Argan Extract: This hair mask from Frederic Fekkai will take mom’s hair from dry and damaged to strong and baby soft. Scented with just a soft hint of vanilla, use it once a week for 5 to 10 minutes for hair that is perfection, $24.99 at

Limited Edition X0X0 Beautiful You Set by IT Cosmetics: Give mom this set from IT Cosmetics that includes a travel cosmetics bag, Hello Lashes® Clinically Proven 5-IN-1 Mascara, Vitality Lip Flush Lipstick Butter (Shade: In Love), YLBB® Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain (Shade: Romantic Rose) and Hello Light® Anti-Aging Luminizing Crème Stick. All the colors look great on any complexion and the set is perfect for an #ITGirl or as an introduction to the line, $55 at

Doll 10 BlendSmart Rotating Foundation Brush: Ever wonder how celebs get that perfect airbrush look? Well, it involves a lot of brushing and blending. Beauty brand Doll 10 has introduced a battery powered makeup brush (think sonic tech) that can be used with liquid, creme or powder makeup, making it easy to get perfect airbrushed face, $59.98 at

Jo Malone ‘Red Roses’ Bath Oil: Fragrance maven Jo Malone has captured the essence of bath time with this luxurious bath oil. Mom can inhale the sweet scent of roses while her skin hydrates with sweet almond, jojoba seed and avocado oils, $25 at

Brow Stylist Plumper by L’Oréal Paris – review

DSCN4032L’Oreal Paris has a new product that can be used to to fill in the brows and hold them in place. I tried the lightest shade ‘Light to Medium’ but it is also available in ‘Medium to Dark’ and ‘Clear’. I would recommend Medium to Dark for most people, I am blonde but the lighter shade was too light. It would probably work best for a blonde with very pale eyebrows. Or, you could always use your regular brow products and then seal it with the clear shade. This product seems to be smoother than traditional brow gels but it dries heavy. It other words, your brows will feel crunchy and they’ll stay that way until you remove it. DSCN4011 L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Plumper is priced at $8.99 and is available online at I have seen it occasionally in ULTA stores. Quick tip: When you buy L’Oréal Paris products at ULTA, make sure you go during the sales (buy one get one, etc.) and make to sure to bring manufacturer coupons to increase your savings. If you don’t a newspaper like me, you can look online or grab them from displays at drugstores.

*Press sample recieved