Smashbox Wish For The Perfect Palette Weekend Giveaway!

Something amazing happened recently and I'm so giddy, I've decided to do a weekend giveaway.  You girls know how I get when I'm giddy.





I'm giving away one of my favorite palettes by Smashbox. The Smashbox Wish for the Perfect Palette (A review will be done later on this week) I'll just let you know right now that I'm loving it. But you now have a chance to win one too.

Wish for the Perfect Palette: This massive palette is an  Ulta Exclusive.
Check what it contains
49 Eyeshadows
8 Cream Liners
6 Brow Tech Powders
Brow Tech Wax
8 Lip Glosses
2 blushes
Complexion Brightener
Bronzer
Highlighter
Mini Brushes
Get The look Insert with application tips.

All you have to do is leave a comment here about anything you want. Maybe tell me your favorite song or how your day is going. Anything! Winner gets announced on Monday November 1 in the evening.

For extra entries follow me on twitter @beautylogicblog and my coeditor @cassiefree. And then leave a comment telling us you're following us. 


Hugs,

Milly

L'OREAL VOLUMINOUS MILLION LASHES




Sometimes ite’s a bad idea to give things extravagant names.
Because then people’s expectations are pretty high. 
 Like L’oreals NEW Voluminous Million Lashes. 
Great Name, but I expected some serious results.
And the fact that  Eva Longoria from my favorite show Desperate Houswives is in the ads, 
made me run out and buy this from my Rite Aid ASAP.
I think that if they would have called this, Hundred Voluminous or Thousand Voluminous
I might have loved it, but I guess those names aren't that catchy. 
But, to call this Million, made me say ehhh to this macara.
It’s not a bad product now, don’t get me wrong.
But maybe I expected too much. 
                                              Naked Eye
Like  I expected my lashes to almost look false
-that didn’t’ happen.  
I liked the packaging. It’s a gorgeous gold chic bottle. 
Really pretty, 
and the brush has some serious bristles. 

   Clumping wasn't that bad. 
                                               2 coats of this mascara

 But I didn’t see too much length either, and volume didn’t really seem to increase at all. 
                         left eye has mascara -right one is naked.

So I think I’d wear this during the day. It’s a pretty tame mascara and the packaging is super pretty.
I also like that they have this feature that doesn’t allow you to waste the mascara.
But, I think the mascara L’oreal should have called “Million” is their  original Voluminous.
That mascara is freaking amazing. 

Hugs, 
Milly

fyi Next week we'll be having some great giveaways so stay tuned. 

Introducing Sante Nail Polish


Sante Natural Nailpolishes

I’m always on the look out for more natural polishes, that work.
When I was pregnant, I was reading about the harsh chemicals that many polishes contain, and it was a little scary.  
Lil Man is teething and sometimes he'll suck on my finger.  So, it's super important to me that my nail polishes don't contain phthalates which have been shown to have bad results with lil boys. 
I am absolutely obsessed with the Sante brand of nailpolishes for a few reasons.
First of all, these polishes apply like a dream, the colors are vibrant, very quick drying, plus they are free of Dibutyl Pthalate, Toluene and Formaldehyde. NO colophony (rosin); NO synthetic preservatives; NO synthetic fragrances; NO color lakes; highly-refined colorants.
Their array of colors are gorgeous as well. I was able to try 4 of the shades.These are applied with two coats. You can click on pic to enlarge.

Look at that chic bottling. Love it.

First Color I tried was No #17. 

You girls know how much I love a sexy red polish.
Seriously if you’re ever feeling down, put on a sexy red lip or polish, and you’ll feel like a new person.
When I applied one coat, I realized that I could have probably left it that way. The color was really opaque and applies smoothly. But I ended up with two coats and this is the end result. The color is such a beautiful ruby red.


The next polish was No #04

This is a very light sheer pink shade.
Reminded me of one of my favorite Essie Colors Ballet Slippers.
Very Work Friendly (although where I work you can get away with wearing green polish and no one cares, lol)

The next one was No #07




Although it looked darker in the packaging,
it applied more as a opaque dark pearl. 
I liked it.

The next nail color was No #11




A bright fun pink.


I really like this brand. The colors are gorge, the application smooth, quick-drying, no runniness, and vegan friendly.

www.santeamerica.com.

Bodre Cut And Color Room

Heres a post from BeautyLogic's co-editor Cassie Freeman. She's giving us the juice on the only salon where she gets her stylish short cut: Bodre Cut And Color Room. 



So many people ask me all the time, "Who cuts my hair?" Well today I will give you the dish…because after all it takes a team to make a girl look and feel her best!
I go to the Upper West Side to a cool and chic boutique salon called Bodre, named after my awesome stylist Hector Bodre! He's owned this salon for the last seven years, and I found him through word of mouth years ago. His salon is chic with all of their gallery events, wine nights, margarita Fridays and martini Tuesdays, but he is also the most amazing stylist when it comes to cuts. I have always had short hair, and in my opinion to cut a cool sassy short doo at an affordable price is hard to do.  Hector is the one person who I will make an hour trek from Brooklyn to cut my hair!
Hectors motto for his salon is “Bringing Glam Uptown".His clients include actors, stylist and professional women of all color.He can do everything. He is a cut and color specialist!
The products he uses the most are from  Echosline. He washes and conditions my hair from that line every time. However, he is about to move to the Redken line because he believes their products are even better and are more specific and detailed in handling different types of hair. However, what I'm looking forward to is when Bodre starts his own line.
I adore this salon, and  last Wednesday I had the launching of my new non profit the Kassandra Arts Project, everyone kept complimenting me on my hair cut, thanks Bodre for allowing to look my best while I do my best!
Bodre Cut And Color Room 
(212) 304-1142  
4714 Broadway
New York, NY 10040

Thanks Cassie. Cassie is heading to LA this week for two weeks to film a new movie. She'll be bringing us reviews on the hottest spots in LA and possibly some beauty juice from one of the A list stars in the film.  We'll see! With Cassie though, anything is possible.
 

Milani HD Advanced Lipcolor

There was a time when the only place I purchased all my beauty supplies was at Sephora. Well not anymore! Sure I still do buy from Sephora but you’re just as likely to find me at my local CVS. (FYI, CVS sells this amazing pomegeanate lemonade that I cant find anywhere else. It is so yum yum!)


Anyway, I recently got my hands on Milani HD Advanced Lip Color, and I’m kind of digging it. First of all upon application, you’ll realize that this feels more like a lip balm than a lipstick. It feels incredibly hydrating to the lips. (And that morning my lips were kind of chapped.)Note: Although you see three lip colors, I only applied two. Lil Man interrupted me with his bloody murder screams and after dealing with him, I was too tired to do anything but watch Desperate Housewives (God I love that show).  Anyway, back to these lip colors. I was loving that when applied, these colors were very pigmented and opaque.
                                                  
Modern Muave is a gorgeous dark pink

           Romantic Rose



Romantic rose is very pretty light pink. Both very pretty colors. Heres the issue though: This stuff smells like watermelon. I mean really fragranced stuff. So the problem with the scent is, it makes you want to lick your lips constantly. So within an hour because of my incessant licking the color was gone. Darn that scent. Other than the scent I actually liked this. It’s afforfable, pigmented, and pretty moisturizing to the lips.  If you don’t have an issue with reapplication (which usually I don't) this may be for you. If you do have issues with it, look further.

Hugs,

Milly

SPONSORED POST: WHAT DOES WOMANITY MEAN TO YOU?




The last three years of this blog, I hope I’ve taught you girls a lot more than just beauty stuff. I hope that you’ve read Beautylogic and realized that it’s not about just the latest products that we’re trying, but also about the power that I believe we as women possess and the remarkable things we can do it.  I’m all about GIRL POWER! I love hearing when my fellow sisters do well. Remember there is enough success in this world for all of us. No need to hate on your fellow women. Don’t you know hate in your heart ages you (and you girls know how I feel about aging, I’m trying to look 21 forever).  When I first heard the word "Womanity" I loved it. What a strong word! Say it with me, will you? WOMANITY! That word to me means so much. It's the invisible bond that we as women share with each other.  The word also  conjures up images of three women, my bestest Cassie Freeman, Tererai Trent (don't worry if you don't know who she is just yet) and of course my mommy.  All of them represent Womanity to me and they all have these traits in common: CONFIDENCE, FEARLESSNESS, and KINDNESS. 


Cassie is that girl!  When she walks in the room, all eyes on her. Her confidence is electric, it’s magnetic. Everyone wants to be her friend. She has so much confidence that when her friends are down, the first person they call is her because they know she will reassure them of their abilities. Her confidence is contagious. Cassie is also Fearless. She truly believes that anything is possible once you believe in yourself. She has no doubt in what she can do, and she always says the worst thing anyone can say is "no."   Cassie’s best quality though is her kindness. She would give her last dollar to someone she loved if she knew they needed it. When I decided because of Lil Man I needed a co-editor, I knew it would have to be her. She truly embodies Womanity.



Tererai Trent -I first heard about this woman in a publication I read every morning, then saw her again on a very popular talk show. She grew up with no running water, and in a country where educating the men was more important than educating the women.  Her father made her get married at age 11, and by 21, she had three children, and a bad husband. However, with all those hardships, she still had big dreams. Her mother encouraged her to write her dreams down, and Tererai did. After having the confidence to leave her land and come to the USA,  poor but with a confident spirit,  she fearlessly completed all the dreams she had written down even while dealing with so many issues. Last year, she received her PHD and she returned to her country and crossed out her final dream. She had completed all of them. Isn't that amazing! What I also love about Tererari is that although her husband made things very difficult for her, when she found out he was sick, who do you think was the first one to nurse him? That kindness is just so beautiful and what makes Tererai Trent amazing.  Every time I want to make excuses for not achieving something, or give up, I think about all that this woman dealt with, and  remember that anything is possible as long as you believe in yourself, and work hard.

(Mommy didn't want a picture)
My mother truly embodies Womanity as well. She’s the most beautiful person I know. Not just because we could be twins, (we look that much alike) but because of her  remarkable spirit. We were poor growing up but you never would know it with her. She always had the most stylish clothes, always walked with her head held high. She exuded confidence, still does. She always made sure that my siblings and I were being exposed to other cultures and  had us in various classes from dancing to piano. She also made sure to teach us that no one was better than anyone else and every weekend she would take us to an “open house” in a sprawling Manhattan apartment to show us the various beautiful homes that we could achieve if we believed in ourselves and worked hard.  My mom is also the most fearless person I know. She will attempt anything. But the thing that mommy is most known for is her kindness. I have never met a more selfless person. In 20 something years of knowing mommy, I’ve never heard her say one bad thing about another person.  She always says “Why spread hate, when love is what makes the world go round.”

The fragrance Womanity is described as:


"The WOMANITY scent is the first sweet and savory fragrance creation. A unique accord of fig and caviar makes this distinctive fragrance vibrant and harmonious."

Find out the story behind Womanity by heading to this link: 
 

These women are amazing and they truly embody Womanity. Now my question to you is,  

“What does Womanity mean to you? 

I’d love you to answer that question here by leaving a comment as well as answer it here as well.

Hugs,

Milly

“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Clarins Fragrance Group-Womanity via Glam Media”
“The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Womanity”

US Weekly 10 Stars Beauty Tips

You girls know how much I love sharing my beauty tips. Here are 10 Stars sharing their beauty tips this week in US Weekly Magazine including Dania Ramirez whom we've interviewed here before. You can click for that interview here.


  1. “Instead of lots of shadow, I use individual fake lashes to make my eyes pop!” – Ali Fedotowsky
  2. “If you are doing a dark lip, go for a simple eye of cheek.  If you are wearing a dramatic eye, a pale lip looks best.” – Lauren Conrad
  3. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!  Foundation can only take you so far; it’s better to start with smooth skin.” – Keri Hilson
  4. “I do a 30-second ice-water rinse right after rinsing out my conditioner.  It keeps my hair shiny.” – Padma Lakshmi
  5. “Brush your hair before you shower.  It helps the products to disperse evenly.” – Cheryl Burke
  6. “I braid my hair when it’s damp.  Once it’s dry, I take it out and I have beachy waves.” – Audrina Patridge
  7. “Make sure to blend bronzer into your face and neck.  Otherwise you could end up looking like a clown!” – Sarah Hyland
  8. “Staying out of the sun is No. 1!  You don’t realize that until you get older, then you’re like, Oh, my gosh!  They were right about that!” – Julianne Moore
  9. “The way to draw on eyeliner is you follow the angle of your bottom lash line and when you reach the outer corner, extend the line up and out past your upper lash line.” – Taylor Swift
  10. “My mom told me to use a red lipstick as lipstick and also as blush!” – Dania Ramirez

Next week we're back in business with  a new Dominican Salon review from Cassie, a Facial rec that I'm loving, some new Holiday Collections that you girls need to get your hands on and of course some giveaways.

Have a Great Weekend!

Hugs,


Milly

PNK Elephant Accessories

Yesterday was Cassie's fabulous benefit event at the exclusive venue Tenjune. It was an amazing time, great people, drinks, and I even got to meet seven readers of beautylogic. It's actually because of them that I'm blogging about this gorgeous necklace. (They told me I should and I give my readers what they want!) Beautylogic donated a fabulous gift  bag as well, that sold for a really good price. We're happy to support Cassie's Charity. Anyway, for Cassie's special night I had to break out my blue dress. My blue dress is my most favorite dress that I reserve for only the specialist of  occasions. I love this dress. Usually I just wear it alone, but I recently got sent some Pnk Elephant accessories to try, and I was absolutely in love with this necklace.

It's a gorgeous very heavy pewter bib necklace with a stunning onyx stone in the middle. I was obsessed the moment I laid eyes on it. I knew it would complement the dress so perfectly. The best thing about this stunning necklace, is that it's  only $20 bucks. Most of the accessories on Pnk Elephant.com are under $20 bucks. Remember sometimes the look is all about the accessories (that's what Michael Kors said on a recent Project Runway episode),
                              Blue dress and Pnk Elephant Necklace

FYI: In the hopes of getting the attention of young, aspiring fashion bloggers, Pnk Elephant is inviting people of all ages to submit a fall fashion blog entry.  The two founders of the line, Kijafa and Blair, will read over each entry, and pick one grand prize winner and three runners up.  The grand prize winner will guest blog on PNK Elephant.com for three months and will receive a $100 shopping spree at the site.  Three runners-up will receive a $25 shopping spree, and each entry will get a promo code for 10% off of their next order.



Hugs,

Milly

For more info on the necklace check out www.pnkelephant.com


Product provided by manufacturer for editorial purposes

Amala Rejuvenate Cocoa Bean Face Cream is Extraordinary!

Sorry for the lack of beauty post yesterday. You don't even want to know what happened to me.
I was cooking Monday night, and I was trying to open a bag of coconut flakes (making honey coconut salmon) and I couldn't find my scissors. So like an idiot, I tried to put a knife through the top of the bag and the knife cut the skin off of my index finger tip. So I was in the emergency room, and now for the next five days my left index finger is bandaged up. Here's the interesting thing though, the Doctor that treated me is the same Doctor that tried to resuscitate John Lennon thirty years ago when he died. How crazy is that! I found out because I have the insane habit of googling every single person I meet. It's the reporter in me!

Anyway, I was going to take a break for five days but I just couldn't. I  had to let you girls know about my latest remedy for combating my dry, flaky skin. Amala Rejuvenate Cocoa Bean Face Cream. So although I'm typing with one hand and it's taking me three hours to type a paragraph,  I don't care! You girls must know about this product.

First of all, I love this company. Amala (manufactured in Germany) treatments contain the maximum possible concentration of certified organic and wild crafted ingredients and are 100% natural and free of synthetics, chemical preservatives and ingredients tested on animals. I love that the name Amala in Spanish means "love her." Now the Amala Rejuvenate Face Cream is one of the most effective face moisturizers I've ever used.  I was a little skeptical at first because it seemed a little thick. But after putting it on, it absorbed really well into my skin.  Immediately after applying the flakes on my skin were eliminated. Yes Eliminated! It was almost as if the Amala Rejuvenating Face Cream swallowed them up. They were gone!  This also really gave my skin a gorgeous glow. This contains cocoa bean which Amala sources from a fair trade farm in Peru.  Cocoa bean is known for it's high antioxidant properties and increasing the circulation to the skin. It also contains Acai, green algae, cupucau butter really powerful antioxidants and moisturizers for your skin.

Now listen my skin is super sensitive. I put the wrong product on it, and I"ll be suffering for weeks with zits and dark marks. Not with this. It did not break me out at all  Also the scent of this is delicious. There's a slight hint of cocoa, with a mix of maybe lavender. I don't know how to describe this delicious scent, but I can't stop smelling myself. Mr. Milly has been trying to borrow some, ever since he saw what this did to my skin, and I've warned him,  "Touch again, and we might need marriage counseling after!"  I also love reading about the owner who is incredibly inspirational. Here's a Vanity Fair Article about her . My only issue is the price, it is a little on the expensive side, and you girls know I'm a penny pincher, but these results are undeniable.


This product is really fabulous, and I would highly highly recommend.

Find out more about Amala on www.amalabeauty.com

Maybe we'll do a giveaway soon. I'll let you know. 

Also, unless Mr. Milly agrees to type my post, I may be out for the next few days.

Hugs,

Milly


Product provided by pr for review. This in no way affected how I felt about it.

Genes Day October 22 Lancome Joins Forces With St Jude Children's Hospital

 
Find out about Genes Day from my Favorite Dominicana Arlenis


When I was 12 years old, for the first time in my short life, I experienced the death of a family member. What was even sadder was that my cousin was only 14 years old and he  died of Leukemia. I remember how my aunt was constantly  bringing her son to the hospital, and although in the end he didn't win, he fought long and hard and she is grateful for the time that she got to spend with him. Cancer is such a heartless, cold and evil disease. Unfortunately, many people who don't have insurance, can't afford the expensive treatment that's needed to fight it. But that's why I love the St Jude Foundation.

 Internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization
 
 
On October 22nd In a celebration of the beauty of scientific research, Lancôme will donate $7 from each bottle of their latest skin care breakthrough Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to aid with scientific research. Lancome plans to donate a minimum of $100,000 from this initiative, which will be valid across every Lancôme counter in the U.S. and on lancome.com.
 
 
This is EPIC! 


I reciewed Genifique before and loved it. 
Here is the review


If you're planning on purchasing a bottle, why not do it Friday. You will be benefitting more than your own beauty. 

Watch the video of my favorite Dominicana Arlenis letting you know about it. Isn't she cute? I wish my spanish was as amazing as hers. 


Hugs, 


Milly

Will You Be Able To Attend The Kassandra Arts Project

Hey girls, tomorrow is The Kassandra Arts Project Event. If you don't know what that is, it's our co-editor Cassie Freeman's Charity. She is trying to get arts schools built in war torn countries. It should be an amazing time with a lot of people, networking, drinks, and a silent auction. Beautylogic has donated a beauty  gift bag in honor of the event to be auctioned off. I  hope you can join us.

Arbonne FC5 Intense Hydration Mask





Hey girls, how was your weekend? Mine was amazing. Hope yours was too. Heard some great jazz, hung out with some great friends, and even made a new friend. Those are the three keys to a great weekend for me. Anyway, let’s get talking about beauty. Not sure if I ever revealed to you girlies that my skin is  incredibly moody. During the summer,  she’s ridiculously oily, so much so that I have to constantly blot her with blotting wipes, but during the winter, she’s so dry that I have to reapply my foundation throughout the day because of how flaky and scaly she can get. I prefer oily to dry, just because I can remedy the oil quickly with the blotting papers, but when my skin get's seriously dry, I always have to re-moisture and then re-apply my whole makeup. What a pain in the neck that can be!  Now the weather is getting cooler, so it’s dry season. It’s about this time that I break out the borage oil capsules (that helps to alleviate some of the dryness) and I also break out all my dry remedy moisturizers and cleanser and masks. One of my new favorite hydration masks is  Arbonne.’s FC5 Intense Hydration Mask.

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This mask works some serious moisture to my alligator flaky skin This mask contains fresh mango extracts so you definitely feel a tingling sensation when applying. It's also very light on the hands, feels like the consistency of a lotion.  The Arbonne FC5 line is  created through a unique technology where the cell nutrients remain encapsulated and intact until they are applied to the skin. I used this for over 20 minutes, although it says to only use for 10, and this really left my skin so insanely moisturized, soft and hydrated. It was so good that my skin did not get flaky or dry at all after and I didn't have to reapply my makeup throughout the day. Love this 
All of Arbones FC5 products are formulated without gluten, vegan certified, and derm tested. 

Order it Here

Hugs, 

Milly

 Product provided by pr for review

Diesel's Only The Brave MC Challenge Event

Hey guys, beautylogic was invited to this great event last week Diesel's Only the Brave MC Challenge. Normally we only cover beauty events here, but this sounded like a great event so we decided to attend. It was showcasing three rising stars of hip hop: Big Sean, Vado, and Donnis. Rapper Common and actress Olivia Munn both dressed in Diesel Fashion were the hosts and they  rocked the crowd. (Random fact: Years ago when I was doing my undergrad, I used to work at the Vitamin Shoppe on 57th street in Manhattan. One day Common came in incredibly sick,  and I recommended a whole vitamin regimen to him. He was incredibly gracious, and took all my vitamin suggestions.)
                                                           Common and Olivia Munn



The guest list celebrities such as Adrienne Bailon (Another Random fact, Adrienne Bailon and I went to the same high school, and she was in my hs gym class. lol), Estelle, LaLa, Shontelle, Jim Jones, Yaya Dacosta, Elizabeth Gillies, Maino, ?uest Love, and DJ Envy, who all came out in true Diesel fashion to support Hip-hop’s newest up and coming stars.


                                                              Estelle and La La Anthony


 Diesel Only the Brave” show that will air on November 14, 2010 at 1:30pm


All in all we had a great time and saw a lot of amazing peeps.
Thanks to Diesel for inviting us.

Hugs, 
Milly. 

FYI for some reason the pics are not showing up. I am working on getting that fixed. 

LORAC VISUAL EFFECTION COLLECTION IS A STEAL




Hey guys, what's going on? I'm exhausted. My lil man got four shots this week and he doesn't seem to be able to recover. He's been screaming like the dickens all week. If it wasn't for me obsessing over some new  beauty products, I might just go crazy. Thank God for these life savers. One of my new obsessions is this Lorac Visual Effection Collection. This set includes two of Lorac's amazing Visual Effect Mascaras and an eyeshadow primer for $20 bucks. Yes i said $20 bucks. This is a freaking Steal. If you've never tried the Lorac Visual Effects Mascara, let me show you some results.

This is my naked eye

This is Lorac Visual Effect  on my top lashes
 Can we say fantastic. The blue is a little dark, but I still like it because you do see the hints of it.

This brush is very interesting. It looks more like a comb than a mascara wand.
Looking at that pic, I really need to get my windows cleaned. lol, 

This is such a steal. The collection is now available at Ulta. 
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Hugs, 
Milly

Mascara provided by pr for review.

LANCOME FRENCH TOUCH LIPSTICK WINNER

CHOSEN BY RANDOM.ORG
COMMENT #15 WHICH IS BRONZE GODDESS
YOU HAVE 2 DAYS TO GET BACK TO ME OR THIS WILL BE GIVEN TO SOMEONE ELSE.

HUGS,

MILLY

Dr Brandt Facebook Contest Enter To Win a $500.00 Giftcard




dr. brandt skincare has  launched a contest on Facebook, inviting fans to submit stories of how they got their best skin ever with help from dr. brandt products. Through this Saturday everyone who submits a dr. brandt skincare story online is entered to win $500 gift card toward dr. brandt products online.

Just click on the link below and click on the Facebook icon to visit the contest page and enter.
  

Hugs,

Milly

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo & Conditioner is What Your Thirsty Hair Needs




A lot of you girlies have been emailing me about my Lancome French Touch Lipstick Pics. Many of you love the lips, but a lot of you were asking what I used on my hair that day because of how healthy and shiny it looked. The only thing I used that day was Liz Earle’s New Botanical Shine Shampoo and Botanical Shine Conditioner for dry hair. I had totally forgotten to use a leave in conditioner or heat protectant after washing too, so this is pure results from just the shampoo and conditioner. I washed my hair twice with the Botanical Shine Shampoo. It contains over 89% natural ingredients including vitamin E, Aloe Vera, African Shea Butter, and apple and orange extracts which are supposed to restore natural shine. No sulfates, (thank heavens) The scent of this is very citrusy and it’s a pretty light shampoo.

                                              Liz Earle Hair, Lancome Lips. lol

I then used Liz Earle’s Botanical Shine conditioner for dry hair. This contains 95% naturally derived ingredients including Kenyan yangu oil, apple and orange extracts for shine, 100% naturally derived fragrance and blue seakale to make it safe for color treated hair. It also contains West African Shea butter, to leave the hair hydrated. I was a little skeptical about usng shea butter on my hair and this conditioner seemed on the thick side, so  I thought it would weigh my hair down, but no it was just the opposite.  After using though, as you can see from the pics, my hair was shiny, full of body and bounce. The scent of this is very light. You can barely smell anything.

FYI: These products took six years to develop, and let me tell you, it shows. These are fantastic. 

I would highly recommend both of these. 
Order them here 


Hugs, 

Milly

Also if you haven't entered my Lancome French Touch Lipstick giveaway, it ends first thing tomorrow morning so enter now here

Product provided by pr for review. Please note that that in no way affected how I felt about this product. That goes for all the products reviewed on beautylogicblog.com that are provided by pr.

Loren Ridinger-Our First Entrepemom

 I'm noticing something that makes me a little uncomfortable.  Many mothers seem to think that once their child arrives, their own dreams have to come to an end. In my opinion, there's nothing selfish about going after your dreams while being a great mom. I'm starting a new series here called Entrepemom. These are women who are balancing motherhood, making their dreams come true all while looking fabulous!

I'd like to introduce you to our first Entrepemom.

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                             Loren and her daughter Amber
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Her name is Loren Ridinger. She's the Senior Vice President of Market America, and the founder of Motives Cosmetics . She also has a great site called Loren's World where she dishes some great career and life advice.  Let's talk a little to Loren about how she balances motherhood and making her dreams come true.


How did you start Motives? 
Motives Cosmetics has been around for about 5 years, but it wasn’t until 2 years ago that I took over and reinvented the entire product line.  I wanted to create a collection that I felt comfortable using; a product that was better quality than Chanel and retails less than Mac Cosmetics.



How do you balance motherhood with being an entrepemom? 
Being a mom, wife, businesswoman and friend can be challenging at times, especially when it comes to juggling my personal time with my work life.  One thing I’ve learned is to set time aside for myself especially when it comes to my family. I try to protect my private time, that means when I’m with my daughter or my family I try not to take business calls or answer e-mails, I try to focus on things that are most important first, that means dropping unnecessary activities lastly prioritizing and staying organized.


                                                   Loren and her bestest Eva Longoria





What is your beauty regimen morning and night?
 
I make sure I take off my makeup if I have any before going to sleep, wash my face with Timeless Prescription face wash , apply Cellular Laboratories de-aging cream lastly I apply Matriskin which is a liquid collagen serum.

What beauty product can't you live without?
 
Matriskin Collagen Serum, Cellular laboratories de-aging cream , Motives lip plumper , Motives liquid powder foundation and Motives 10 years younger setting spray .

What beauty product do you think all women should own

                                                    Loren and her close friend Kim K



What beauty advice can you give us? 
Drink plenty of water, protect your skin by using sun block, sleep and don’t pick your pores.

What life advice can you give us (mothers)? 
Try to spend as much time as you can with your kids and family.  Enjoy and be present for anything you are doing at the moment, enjoy every second you spend with your kids and make sure to prioritize as family comes first.

What advice can you give to a mother who thinks her dream has to stop because of her child? Stay motivated.  I had my daughter Amber at a  young age. I had limited funds and lots of dreams, but I never stopped trying; always surrounded myself with very positive people and if I failed I only kept trying until I made it right. Believe in yourself, you are the key to your success and if you feel you can't or the world is just crumbling down, take a step back or a day off reenergize and try again. 

Thanks Loren for taking the time out of your very busy schedule to talk with Beautylogic.

If you want to be featured in our Entrepemom's section, or know anyone that does, please email me at beautylogicblog@yahoo.com

Bring Out Your Sexy With Lancome French Touch Lipstick in Cherry Kiki & New Giveaway

Have you ever applied a beauty product and all of a sudden you felt like a supermodel?
That’s how I felt when I first tried Lancome’s New Limited Edition French Touch Mini Rouge Lipstick in Cherry Kiki.
 This limited edition lipstick is released for the fall in celebration of Lancome’s 75th Anniversary and in honor of Kiki De Montparanasse an iconic French  Muse.
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                            My serious Look with Cherry Kiki

As soon as this gorgeous ruby red lipstick touched my lips, it was pure magic. I don’t know what it was about this lipstick. Maybe because, it applied very smoothly and felt incredibly moisturizing on my lips, or because of the sexy sleek silver packing. The packaging is a nod to Lancôme’s founder Armand Petitjean’s vision of jewel-like lipstick holders. It’s a stunning silver etched with a pattern reminiscent of the Eiffel tower, or maybe because I’ve never found a gorgeously dark sexy beautiful bombshell red that complements my skin so well. 



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                                My slight smile supermodel look


At first I was just taking pics of my lips to swatch for you girls, but that just didn’t seem like enough. All of a sudden I was posing in front of the camera, and I couldn’t stop. It’s like the lipstick had some sort of “sexy” power over me, and I had to keep working it for the camera!
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                                         My sexy supermodel look


I was so excited about the shade I  even tried to get lil man involved, but he was more interested in drooling and watching Sesame Street than caring about my lipstick.




All in all, I took about 122 pics of myself with this gorgeous lipstick on my lips. I am OBSESSED WITH THIS Lancome lipstick. The shade, how moisturizing it felt, the packaging, the way I felt when I put it on, it's incredible. And it last forever. I didn't have to reapply for a few hours. I must share one with you girls. So, you know what that means, It’s giveaway time. One of you girls will be receiving your own New Limited Edition Lancome French Touch Lipstick in Cherry Kiki. Just leave a comment here and enter to win. Write anything you want.  Winner gets announced on Friday.

Also note that there are three other shades in the French Touch Collection.These are limited edition so I would get my hands on them Stat.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING
-       September 2010 at Saks Fifth Avenue (all four shades)
-       October 2010 at Neiman Marcus (exclusively the Cherry Kiki shade)
-       Limited-edition
-       $40 (suggested retail)


Hugs,

Milly
 Product provided for review

New Products To Watch:

Here are some products that have just been released in the last month that you girls may want to take a look at. Please note I have not tested any of these. This is solely to keep you abreast of the latest products being released. 

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Cellular Renewal Masque



How it Works
Gentle yet effective exfoliation comes from a combination of alpha and beta hydroxy acids, plus pineapple and papaya enzymes that  release dead skin cells and reveal the next layer of skin for improved skin texture and tone. Niacin (vitamin B3) provides skin with an immediate, radiant glow. RE9 Advanced elements plus key botanicals minimize the appearance of pores, resulting in skin with smoother, softer texture and improved clarity. Marine Lavender diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while algae extract helps support collagen through intensive moisturization. Stabilized Vitamin C coupled with antioxidant-infused vitaspheres  protect, condition and support skin’s specific needs.
1.7 fl.oz., $65            Available: October 1, 2010


Key Ingredients: alpha and beta hydroxy acids, stabilized vitamin C, marine lavender, kudzu, algae extract, vitaspheres, pineapple and papaya enzymes, niacin.

www.arbonne.com

Nude Advanced Cellular Renewal Serum

Nude says that this product is powered with the highest concentration of probiotics available. They say “it repairs DNA Damage, Restructures Facial Contours, Restores Skin Health. It’s silicone Free. Stimulates Cellular Renewal up to 70%. Reduce Cellular Damage Up to 50% Naturally. Deliveres a hghly Concentrated dose of Hyaluronic Acid For immediate Wrinkle Reduction.”

 Zensation’s Super Tripeptide Enhancer



Introducing Super Tripeptide Enhancer by ZENSATION. After the first use your skin will feel fresh and look radiant.
 
What it is: This mild serum softens and refreshes skin while minimizing the appearance of wrinkles.  Key ingredient Pentylene Glycol provides intensive hydration to restore moisture and helps fade away fine lines. Its regenerative properties hydrate skin, leaving the complexion smooth and healthy.
 
How to use it: Apply every morning and evening to thoroughly cleansed and toned skin to ensure complete coverage. Lightly pat skin dry with towel and follow with a day or night skincare regimen as usual.
 
Product Benefits:
·         Suitable for all skin types
·         No harmful preservatives
·         No alcohol, colorants, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil or paraben
·         Provides aromatherapy via naturally derived fragrance and essential oils
·         Fully developed and manufactured in Switzerland
 
Price: $ 75.00 for 30ml/1oz
Available at www.zensationbeaute.com


Renee Furterer Vegetal Styling Range



The NEW products in the Vegetal Styling range include formulas designed to “create”
and ones to “finish” to help shape and perfect any style, from short and piecey to long and sleek.  The three new innovations that have been added to the range are the vegetal sculpting gel, vegetal mousse and vegetal finishing spray all of which are formulated with the introduction of a new plant-based ingredient to hair care, patent-pending Cakile extract.  Cakile, a succulent plant originating from the Mediterranean and ocean shorelines, is known for its ability to withstand the harsh effects of coastal sea spray, wind and a lack of water. René Furterer exclusively grows their Cakile using their own farmers in France to ensure pesticide-free plants and sustainable harvesting.  Known for its durability and natural ability to retain water, Cakile extract maintains hydration at the core of the hair and helps it fight external aggressors.    

René Furterer combines this exclusive ingredient with Vitamin B5 that moisturizes the hair fiber and provides natural elasticity.  The formulations are complete with a fresh, unisex, vegetal fragrance featuring top notes of grapefruit, lemon, petit grain and tarragon, blended with white flower, lily of the valley, and base notes of moss and amber. 

Under the “create” umbrella are the new vegetal sculpting gel for high control and tousled results, the new vegetal mousse for structure, volume and long-lasting hold, and the newly repackaged modeling paste to mold, define and set any style.  For “finish” there is the new vegetal finishing spray to set the hair and provide long-lasting hold with movement.  The “finish” products for the Vegetal Styling range will also include the newly repackaged styling wax to define and emphasize layers and the glossing spray with a new fragrance to give hair extreme shine.






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