9.24.2009

Etsy Review: Brown Belly



Bio:
Brown Belly's beach inspired chick gear wipes away all traces of the big bad city, even when you are in the city. Inspired by our weekend trips to beaches, we have infused a touch of summer in all our garments. Plus we believe that your clothes should make you smile and feel good :) All our clothes are made with good vibes! Follow us on Twitter! www.twitter.com/brownbelly Follow us on Facebook! Be a fan, just search brown belly and add us up! Visit our sister site for cool beach and surf art and papergoods: www.cosmicsurflove.etsy.com


Orange Paisley Tunic
$16
Orange and green paisley print cotton tunic that can be worn as a top, dress, or coverup. Adjustable self-tie straps and collar, A-line cut, loose fit. Dimensions: Chest: 40in Waist: 42in Hips: 46in Length: 25 inches from collar to hem














I love paisley fabrics, and this tunic is sooo adorable simply layered with some black leggings and heels- soo cute!!



Go Jane Maxi Dress Review




Tie-Dye Halter Maxi Dress
$45.50
Light and airy! This tie-dye print maxi dress is fashioned with shirring detail below the empire waistline and adjustable halter straps that form a low v-cut at center bust. Length of Small dress from underarm: 51 inches. 100% Rayon. Dry clean only. Made in USA.












Love this dress! Super comfy, flowy, and fun!


9.20.2009

Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Review + Giveaway!!


Joico's Mission:
We eat, sleep and breathe beauty. We develop innovative, top performing products. We design artistic imagery that inspires creativity. We surround ourselves with the most gifted artists and educators in the industry. We are 100% committed to the advancement of the global salon community. Why? Becausebeauty isn’t our jobit’s our passion.

Joice's Core Values:

PURPOSE

We value our people most, so we aim to create an environment that is challenging yet positive. We reward a job done well. We believe that a good idea can come from anywhere, and encourage everyone to have a voice in what we do—no trash talking later about a “better idea.”

RESPECT

We show respect for every individual, regardless of title or office size. We embrace each other’s differences and believe we’re richer as a company as a result of our diversity. We know no one likes criticism, but if at the end of the day it means a better product will be produced and our business partners will get better service, then we’re open to it.

INTEGRITY

We keep our expectations high yet within the realm of reality, because results speak louder than hype. We subscribe to a good and fair business process. We don’t promise what we can’t deliver, and we don’t expect more in return. We believe in preserving and protecting our shared planet, and ensure that our business practices don’t negatively impact on her well-being.

PARTNERSHIP

We play well with others. We understand that growth and profit for our partners equals growth and profit for us, so we put them first and try to understand their needs when making decisions. This isn’t lip service; it’s how we really operate.

QUALITY

We don’t make junk. Our products contain the finest, most beneficial ingredients in the world; shea butter from Africa, orchid oil from Asia—if it’s the best, no continent is too far! We also don’t collect antiques, so we constantly update our technologies and develop new ones to uphold our reputation as the leader in beauty innovation.

DETERMINATION

We mean business. When we set our sights on something, we do it! We try to be perfect, but when we’re not, we respond quickly and soundly. Playing the blame game and throwing people under the bus wastes valuable time that could be focused on finding a solution.

RESPONSIBILITY

We don’t break promises. We exist to serve the salon community, period. We do everything within our power to ensure our products stay in professional hands. We don’t say one thing and do another by expecting our partners to uphold the professional code while we conduct business out the back door. That’s not our style.


K-PAK Color Therapy
Check it out HERE!
K-PAK Color Therapy is the first hair care system formulated to preserve color by addressing the β-layer, hair's first line of defense against damage and color loss. » Doubles the life of haircolor’s vibrancy » Repairs and strengthens damaged hair » Reduces breakage by 65% after just one use » Instantly increases shine by nearly 50%



K-PAK Color Therapy Shampoo

Designed for:

For color-treated, structurally weak or damaged hair.

Benefits:

  • This color-preserving, reconstructing shampoo gently cleanses hair while improving its elasticity and shine and preventing color loss. Breakthrough QuadraBond Peptide Complex™ restores and protects hair’s natural B-layer, resulting in more vibrant, longer lasting haircolor.
Love this shampoo!
Then again, Joico products never seem to fail me!
They are like vitamins and nutrients for your hair, and you can definitely see results when using their products!



K-PAK Color Therapy Conditioner

Designed for:

For color-treated, structurally weak or damaged hair.

Benefits:

  • Hair is nourished and hydrated, leaving it instantly smoother, shinier and more vibrant. With continued use, hair’s strength, elasticity and resiliency are restored. Haircolor is protected from fading that can be caused by environmental stresses and structural damage.
I always am on the hunt for a great conditioner.
This one is amazing. It is thick so it really hydrates.
However, it doesn't leave any residue in your hair when you style it.



K-PAK Color Therapy Restorative Styling Oil

Designed for:

Conditions, strengthen, and prevent color loss

Benefits:

  • » Seals and nourishes the cuticle to lock in color»Strengthens, protects and repairs hair like only K-PAK can » Imparts vibrant, color-enhancing shine » Conditions hair for incredible softness and smoothness»Dramatically reduces drying and styling time

This product does not leave your hair greasy or "overly" shiny.
It adds shine, but in a good way. Making it look smooth and silky, making it feel healthy and strong!



Joico is giving away these three products to a lucky reader of my blog!
I'll make it really simple.
1st one to comment on this post wins!!
(please post your email address to be qualified).

Etsy Review: Barbara Allen- Fanfare



Barbara's Profile:
Earned a BFA in drawing and painting from UGA. Took major ceramic and sculpture classes as non-degree candidate prior to becoming a potter and co-owner of Second Apple Pottery with 2 friends. Studied metalwork with Barbara Mann from 1996 at UGA evening classes. I love wire and Alexander Calders work. My current focus in metal is etching copper and silver, chasing and raising metal. I have a new series of baskets I'm playing with and boxes are next on the drawing board.



Silver Crochet Bracelet
This is one of the most unique bracelets that I own!
It's amazing how much work really went into it.
The crocheting detail makes it so funky and fun!
Yet it's very wearable as an everyday piece as well!












Revlon Fantasy Lengths Falsies + Shades of U Giveaway!!!






Intensifying
REVLON® Fantasy Lengths™ Maximum Wear eyelashes are a revolutionary way to go from Plain Jane to Naturally Fantastic instantly. Without messy glue to fumble with - you can have perfect lashes that stay where you want them to - even in water!
So I have been reading that the self-adhesive band can be a little tricky...
If you mess up the first time, it loses it's "stickiness"- making it harder to adhere to the skin.




Defining
Love the natural gradation of height in these lashes...
Very pretty and natural!




Precision
Glamorize your eyes! Instantly get beautiful sexy lashes in a snap with REVLON® Fantasy Lengths™ Maximum Wear Glue On eyelashes. Glue included.


Again, nice and natural!



Flirty

See how they aren't molding to the form that well?
This means before you apply these, you need to really bend and shape them so they don't do this on your actual eyes!




Lush

These are individually separated, I think it's an awesome idea, so you can place them where needed- can't wait to try these!




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