It looks like we can officially bury that old hot pressing comb of ours, and introduce our tresses to the EdgeStick–a safer alternative to the hot comb–thanks to Jason Ray of Suntek Global. He first captured the beauty industry’s attention in 2011 when his ceramic hot comb won an Essence Magazine Beauty Award. I’ve had my eyes on the genius invention ever since.
Jason and his team sent an EdgeStick my way to test and, boy oh boy, I am in love!
WHAT IT DOES: Unlike a hot comb, the EdgeStick does not expel heat from the comb to straighten your hair. The heat comes from the ceramic/tourmaline center core rod. The comb acts as a guard protecting your skin and your edges.
THE VERDICT: I adore this tool. The temperature goes up to 450 but 350 was my limit. If you have a weave with a little of your own hair left out, the EdgeStick is your new besties. It’s also a perfect solution for retouching my blow-out after my gym visits.
The NYX Cosmetics Spring 2013 collection is way too cute and more important it’s budget friendly. I will confess that I haven’t used this brand since high school (which was like 60 years ago, I kid). I was surprised to see so many vibrant highly pigmented bold colors.
I am totally over this 10 degrees crap we are experiencing in New York. So I am elated to be invited to anything that is labeled SPRING! And you guys know how much I adore playing in makeup.
I am all about color these season, so I instantly fell in love. The glosses were my favorite for sure. They have a MAC feel when you apply them (but not as sticky and not nearly as pricey) and it doesn’t take a zillion strokes of it to show it’s color. That made me smile. So this morning I was geeked to try out the stuff in my swag bag. I started with the glosses since they stood out the most. I will do another post of the eye shadow palettes (later when I actually get dolled up to go out & play).
Check out a few images from the night, the actual glosses against my skin, and the others product that I received. (click any image below to start the gallery)
Last night, a group of selected editors and bloggers braved the stormy down pour in New York and gathered in a room full of Sam Fine For Fashion Fair goodies. To my surprise the creator of Fashion Fair’s most buzzed about collection and celebrity makeup artist, Sam Fine, was actually on-site to host the evening!
I got a chance to chat with Sam for a few minutes and he explained that his collection was perfectly edited to speak to everyone. The colors he choose for his debut collection really compliment any complexion and style preference. You have a bold red, a vampy purple, and a vibrant orange–so many options for us brown girls… finally.
It’s gotta speak to everyone… to a Vanessa Williams, to an Iman. – Sam Fine
Sam is already thinking of his next collection and wants to incorporate a slate grey shadow or even a larger palette. I even threw out the idea of a blogger inspired collection. I mean, you guys want a Gorgeous In Grey nail polish right… I knew it!
I’m starting to think of more palettes and the other lip colors… and where to fill in some of the gaps as an artist. There’s always room to play. And dealing with such a wide range of consumers, I can really kind of dive in and speak to different color categories. – Sam Fine
The Sam Fine for Fashion Fair Collection is available NOW here. In the meantime, check out a few pics I snapped from the evening (click on any image to start the slideshow).
Before I explain to you guys how I stumbled upon the Spa Sonic® Face and Body Polisher and why you need this tool, I have to first tell you that on Feb 6th, via Target.com, you can own this fabulous facial tool for just $33.00 (instead of its normal $60.00).
My bff, Bethany, has been bragging about her Clarisonic and how awesome it was for years. Well I can’t afford it! And I think $199.99 is just an astronomical amount of money to spend on something to clean my face. I mean… my wash cloths have been doing the trick for the last 36 years, why switch it up right?
Well after my last breakout, I figured it might be time to really put some effort into this whole skin care regimen crap. And I say crap with lots of love. I noticed that my pores were more noticeable and a pimple would find it’s way to the front row of my personal face chart somehow each month. So when I was asked to try out the Spa Sonic® Face and Body Polisher, I thought “Wow, this is right on time!”
WHAT IT DOES: Spa Sonic works to deep cleanse the entire face and body. The Spa Sonics’ dermal penetrating action promotes rapid absorption of skin care products and leaves skin toned and super smooth.
WHY I BELIEVE YOU WILL LOVE IT: Spa Sonic is an affordable, waterproof device that’s ideal for use in the shower, bath or sink.
WHAT WAS IN MY BOX: 4 attachments (all included): a small brush for the face, a large brush for the body, pumice for rough areas, and a facial sponge for micro-dermabrasion and reduction of fine lines.
It literally took the same amount of time that it normally takes to cleanse my face. I just washed off my makeup (well I used a wipe), then applied Burt’s Bees cleanser to my face, and then used the Spa Sonic in a circular motion all around my face. I swear it was just like getting a facial. OH WAIT… IDK what that feels like. Well, I’m sure this is what getting a facial feels like LOL.
So in case you missed the first two sentences of this post… on Feb 6th, via Target.com, you can own this fabulous facial tool for just $33.00 (instead of its normal $60.00).
DISCLOSURE: Spa Sonic® has provided me with product for purposes of providing a review. I received the product at no charge to me and I am under no obligation to return the product but can keep it for my own personal use. The opinions expressed here are those of my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Spa Sonic®.
I think I just fell in love with CoverFX Mineral Pressed Powder!
When it comes to my foundation, you guys know I am was faithful to one brand. Well… they changed up their product and raised the price which drove me to seek out another base for my face (corny, I know).
Now as a self-proclaimed beauty enthusiast (I am not a makeup artist), I do realized that I should be testing out more foundation but I was so afraid of the task. I see a lot of women out here with the wrong foundation on and I don’t want that to be me.