Wednesday, October 3, 2012

StyleFixx Boston Giveaway

The Gorgeous Ingredient and StyleFixx  have teamed up to give 3 of you TWO tickets to the hottest and largest beauty event of the season.  Yes! Over 55 designers, Complementary beauty and hair services, Cocktails, Shopping and soooo much more to make this a night to remember.   

Where to get Fixx'd: Boston Center For The Arts ~ 539 Tremont Street Boston,MA

How to Enter:  
1.Follow The Gorgeous Ingredient on Twitter and "Like" me on Facebook
2.Follow STYLEFIXX on Twitter  and "Like" on Facebook
3.Let me know you completed 1&2. Leave a comment below with your email address. 

Earn Extra entries
Share this on YOUR facebook page (make sure to tag me)
Tweet this : I just entered @thegorgeousblog 's @Stylefixxevents Boston tix giveaway!! RT to help me win! #StylefixxBoston #GorgeousFixx

Deadline is October 17, 2012.  This contest is open to anyone living in or planning to be in the Boston area on Wednesday Oct. 24th and Thursday Oct. 25th.  Winners will be picked at random and MUST reply within 48hrs (so, please leave an email that you check often) If  the winner fails to reply within that time another winner will be selected. You MUST be 21 to attend.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Relaxing Moment with Khreativ Soy Candles

 The kids are back in school which means the Fall morning chill is nipping at me. Terrycloth slippers give a warm caress to feet that are mildly shocked from the cool wood floor. Geesh! flip flops are a close but distant memory.  Both my mind and skin can use some Fall at home pampering, even if it's just a quick hand treatment. The fact that relaxation, although for a short moment, is still an option is just... *slooooow exhale*  So, as soon as the yellow bus is completely out of my peripheral, I do an amazing olympic back flip (don't believe that for one minute!)   However, I am liable to do some indescribable body jerk or an MJ spin as I grab my Khreativ Soy Kandle in Spa day.  There is nothing like an aromatic laundry session.  I kid, I kid! The only thing these hands will be doing is enjoying a quick cuticle treatment from the warm soy as my senses are soothed with  a calming balance of lemongrass, black currant, patchouli and sugar.  

*sips coffee*  How are you relaxing into Fall?  What are your favorite Fall scents?

About Kreativ Soy Candle: Khreativ Soy Kandles (KSK) are made from all natural pure soy wax and supports our economy through using "Made in America" soybeans. Our candles will not only provide the strongest scents , but burn cleaner (reduce soot) than your average paraffin candle.  Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum which makes soy wax the healthier choice in scenting your environment. 
 pricepoint ($2, tealights - $21, 16oz jar)

*product  provided by brand Rep

Monday, September 10, 2012

Natural Radiance Purederm Green Tea Essence Face Mask Review

The Mask Sheet

When you live in a house with little boys, the scarier a beauty treatment makes you, the cooler you are. In fact, if it's a quiet relaxing moment I'm looking for then I must hide to avoid the barrage of "who I should scare next" and" how I can look scarier" ideas.  I'm a big fan of masks so I decided to try the cool Purederm Green Tea Essence mask from Natural Radiance.  Natural Radiance is a leader in providing Korean beauty products, inclusive of BB creams, makeup and skincare.  The premoistened sheets have just enough juice to make the mask stay put without any dripping or messy application.  My six year old was every bit of intrigued.  He had some questions and I'm sure you would have asked the same...

6yr old: "Mom, what's that?" *asking and touching are synonymous*
6yr old continues: "Oh, it's soft! and wet. What's in it?"
*shoos his hand away before he pulls on the mask*
Me: "It's a face mask that will moisturize my skin and..."
* interrupts with wide eyed curiosity*
Me: "No (lol) it's going to soften my skin and brighten it up a bit (i hope!) It has green tea, licorice root and vitamins in it."
*As I list ingredients, I see disinterest looming so I interject*
Me: "so, it's like food for the skin."
*light bulb moment or a fine idea for a way to escape from my presence twinkles in his eye*
6yr old: "ooooooh!" *pause & giggles* "You look like a super hero!"
Me: "really? what should my name be?"
6yr: *shrugs* "I don't know but you look COOL!"

So, There you have it a mask that makes you look cool AND keeps you pretty (the final verdict from the 6 yr old). A gentleman in training, indeed! I would definitely try more of the masks. My skin was really soft for three days after use. The only issue with this product was the lifting around the jawline but I take responsibility for that.  I didn't align the mask well, it was too high on my hairline. Natural Radiance has tons of skincare options for all skin types, needs, and/or concerns on their site and right now,  PUREDERM FACE MASKS ARE $1. Yes, you read that right.  Follow Natural Radiance on Twitter and Facebook for updates on new products and more great discounts.

Me, the Superhero! LOL

Would you like to join my Superhero crew?  Like my Facebook fan page HERE and leave a comment (on FB under the post) telling me your cool Superhero name. I'll pick one random winner to receive 3 masks. (U.S.Only ends 9/14/2012)

*product provided by Brand Representative for review consideration

(LOCATION CHANGE)Event News: The Kinky Collaborative Natural Hair Event Hosted by

Hello Gorgeous Beauties!!  If you're in or planning to be in the New York area next week then you want to put this on your calendar.  Enjoy an evening full of natural hair talk (and style ideas will be plenty, i'm sure), shopping and meeting new friends.  Have fun!! Follow @TheKinkyCollab for up to date info

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair Series Professional Level Damage Repair Ampoules Review

Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair Series Professional Level Damage Repair Ampoules is a restorative and preventative deep treatment that maintains your hair health.  Amino Polymers (protein) are the structural reinforcers working to repair any damage as a result of chemicals and/or daily styling.  So in just 5 minutes (not bad right?!!) your hair is strengthened against damage.  Now, I wanted to see just how effective the claims were so I asked my buddy Victoria to try these out.  Why Victoria? Well, she is a teen who is in love with her flat iron.  Her constant straightening began to show signs of minor heat damage and I thought this could help. I usually see Victoria once a week and I noticed immediately how shiny her hair was after using the product.  WAIT! Let me hush. You have to see the results for yourself...

Victoria's expeperience:
I used the Pantene Professional Level Ampoules for damaged, curly hair for 3 weeks.  I have long natural curly hair that I straighten on a weekly basis.  My hair is oily but tends to look damaged at the ends.  I only used half of a tube each time I washed my hair.  I used the product only on the ends of my hair because as I mentioned I have oily hair.  First off in using the product, I thought it smelled very nice.  It's very easy to use and the results after straightening my hair was amazing!  It looked like I had just gotten a hair cut.  It made my ends so soft with no dead ends and my hair looked very shiny. 
I think it's a great product to use for curly hair, especially if you straighten it often as I do. 

before (you can see split ends)

after (WOW!  though the pic is a bit blurry, you can still see a BIG difference)

Victoria is very pleased with the product and she said that she will not only replenish but she is open to trying other products from the line. I'm a fan of the Pantene Curl Series (read previous review here) so this makes me happy that another product in the line holds up to its claims.  Think you'll want to give it a try? C'mon! it's just  FIVE minutes of your time. :-)

*product was sent for review consideration by company represenative


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