Hairadise Week: Redken Body-Full Carbo Bodifier

Are you ready for the final product of Hairadise Week? Wait no more, dolls. Redken Body-Full Carbo Bodifier ($16) delivers the goods.
I used it last night and was delighted to find that with a round brush, some serum and a blow-dryer, it produced Valley of the Dolls hair. Only an HG product can do that.

It’s a liquid that becomes a foam to boost hair with a dose of thickening carbs. Sounds scary for your girlish figure… but PHENOM for your coif. It’s formulated with Redken’s exclusive Interbond Conditioning System and Anti-Gravity Complex for lasting volume, strength and weight-free conditioning.

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June Jacobs’ Cooling and Soothing Masque

This masque ($56) is perfect for a Friday when you’d rather eat broken glass than go out. You know those nights? It’s been a long week, Mean Girls is on TBS and you’re totally spent? My friend Lauren declares those evenings “Beauty Shabbot (or Sabbath, if you will)” and it’s a term I think you need to start using, stat. Beauty Shabbot is my fave time for a masque. This one smells just like lemon meringue pie and is paraben and preservative free. It’s enriched with soothing botanicals and age-fighting anti-oxidants.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide: Three Colognes

These three colognes have been vetted by my male testing team and have been declared perf for Dad’s Day:

LACOSTE Essential Collector’s Edition ($65) is fresh and modern. On application, it yields a burst of green, derived from the scent of tomato leaves. The dry-down is notes of citrus, fruit and water. At its heart is a masculine floral accord tempered with black pepper for spiciness.

Hugo Boss Pure Eau de Toilette ($50)was inspired by the idea of a man becoming one with water. The scent includes fizzy Mediterranean citrus with juicy fruit notes, fig water, and water accord. The heart of the fragrance is notes of lily and hyacinth with base notes of pure wood – massoia- for a woody, creamy scent for added masculinity.

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Win One of the 8,000 Fashion or Beauty Items Teen Vogue is Giving Away

Teen Vogue’s summer Win It! sweepstakes campaign has commenced! They’re giving away more than 8,000 of this season’s hottest items featured in the June/July issue.

There are tons of clothes, accessories, gadgets and other
summer goodies
(from this month’s cover girl Hayden Panettiere’s Jill Stuart dress to
Jonas Brothers concert tickets!) up for grabs every day in June at
TeenVogue.com.

Enter by completing an online entry form for the item you want at the
allotted time slot (Eastern Time) at teenvogue.com/go/winit . You can also
text “WINIT” to TVOGUE (886483) to get daily phone reminders for a preview
of what and when you can win.

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June Happenings

Gals, just an FYI, I’ll be out of commish toward the end of the week as I’ll be at The Atlantis in the Bahamas for my friend Amber’s wedding which occurs on Saturday, June 7th, The Day Formerly Known as My Birthday. Fun fact: three of my fave dudes, Prince, Allen Iverson, and Michael Cera (of Superbad and Arrested Development fame) also share my birthday. I’ve decided since I haven’t really celebrated it for the past two years due to weddings I’ve been in, (and someone is vying to book me for the denouement of my twenties’ birthdays – my 29th next year), that there is a silver lining, and it’s that I’m actually 26 still. So like Patsy of Ab Fab, who says she’s somewhere within the range of 39-43, I will be 26-28 as of Saturday.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide: Beginner’s Luck Kit by Every Man Jack

This kit is only $25 and includes quite generous sizes of the following products:

* Body Wash
* 3 Body Bars
* Face Wash/Face Scrub
* Shave Gel
* Face Lotion
* EMJ toiletry bag

Love the faux woodgrain box it comes in. The Signature Mint scent is so divine, I use the body bars and shave gel myself. A perfect gift for your dad, n’est-ce pas?

Click here to enter Total Beauty‘s contest to win a Saturn Vue Hybrid.

We’ll Miss YSL

I was so saddened to learn of the passing of Yves Saint Laurent yesterday. He died in his Paris apartment at the age of 71. YSL was one of the most incredible designers of the 20th century and dressed such fab clients as Catherine Deneuve.

YSL’s makeup line was my very first foray into uber-prestige makeup. I was introduced to the fabulousness that is YSL makeup my freshman year at BU and would make frequent trips to the Saks Fifth Avenue’s YSL counter at the Copley store.

Said Yves, “My small job as a couturier is to make clothes that reflect our times. I’m convinced women want to wear pants.”

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Beauty-Inspired Flops


Saks Fifth Avenue and Havaianas have launched the “Beauty Splash” collection, which benefits charity: water, a non-profit initiative bringing clean water and basic sanitation into impoverished communities.

In stores for the month of June, the collaboration pairs Havaianas and three of the most famous women in beauty – Trish McEvoy, Laura Mercier, and Bobbi Brown.

Trish McEvoy says of her design: “My colors this season brighten your complexion and call to mind the deep blues of the ocean, the pearlescent shades inside a seashell, and the glitter of the sand-taking you on an instant vacation.”

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Hairadise Week: Dusty Simington, A Cut Above the Rest

Dusty Simington, George-Hamilton-tanned hairstylist from Salon Gregorie’s in Newport Beach, CA also presented at Total Beauty‘s First Annual Blogger Summit.

Some hilarious Dusty quotes from his presentation:
“If you’re unattractive, you’re stupid, because there are so many great products out there.”

Dusty also dismissed Katie Holmes’ popular mom bob, remarking, “If you see it, kill it.”

He’ll soon be starring in a reality show called Making the Cut. I’ll so be watching.

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