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Beauty Wonkette is Loving Shu Uemura Art of Hair Touch of Gloss
Sometimes your hair bestows upon you one of those magical days when every strand falls into perfect place. But while it's winning in the style department, it might be missing some shine (especially if it's day-two hair). Shu Uemura's latest product, Touch of Gloss, is a lightweight gel-cream packed with mica minerals that will give your follicles that salon-fresh brilliance back. A small dollop is best applied to both wet or damp hair for a quick-absorbing finish that won't leave behind that stickiness sometimes associated with similar products. And, best of all, the cherry-blossom scent seems to last even after you've washed the stuff out.
If you color your hair, no matter how well you care for it, the color eventually fades. I've tried the various color depositing conditioners out there. Aside from the fact that they're expensive, I also hated all of 'em.
My hair stylist provided me with the solution. Since I'm in a generous mood (and not in the hair coloring business :D ), I thought I'd share.....
Mix equal amounts of your color of choice and 10 or 20 % developer - I use between 1/2 to 1 oz. of each, but I have ALOT of hair plus Approx. an equal amount of your favorite lightweight conditioner - I use 2 oz.You can use shampoo instead of conditioner but it doesn't deposit near the same amount of color as using conditioner does. If you only want a temporary color boost you can skip the developer, but Beauty Wonkette thinks this is a waste. Apply to towel dried hair and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse. In addition to using this to refresh my hair color, I have also used it to adjust my color when I fe…
Unless you live under a rock, you have heard of this luxury facial oil. It's enjoyed cult status for several years now. Beauty Wonkette read about this stuff for a couple of years before trying it herself. You've already heard the story. Beauty Wonkette is an oily girl and until she learned to stop being an idiot, she was uber reluctant to use anything "oil" on her kisser. It didn't take long to love this stuff. It smells delicious and feels even better. And, if it wasn't $150 an ounce, Beauty Wonkette would slather it all over her body. But, it IS $150 an ounce. True, the ounce goes a long way (if you use it on your face, that is). And, it's a small price to pay for a totally natural face oil so loaded with goodies it acts like a wheat grass shot for the skin. After 40 years as a top stylist and beauty editor, Linda Rodin blended her favorite oils known for their nourishing, refreshing and soothing properties. The result was this luxurious, ar…
It is only very recently that Beauty Wonkette even thought about wearing foundation (fancy shmancy job requires a more "polished" look), but alas, she found that she HATED everything she tried. Fast forward to tinted moisturizer.....meh....no joy. BB cream..... CC cream...... DD cream..... (ok, now that we've proved we know the alphabet, let's move on.
Bottom line: nothing seemed to work. Either the look was unnatural or greasy or chalky or just not very good. To add insult to injury, most products seemed to ball up or pill (I KNOW you know what I'm talking about). Finally, a good friend who really is into makeup (which BW generally is not) recommended a Beauty Blender sponge. Beauty Wonkette rolled her eyes. She'd already invested a small fortune in a variety of brushes. Was she really going to go out and spend $20 on a damn sponge?!?!?! C'mon now. OF COURSE! And Beauty Wonkette is just so glad that she did!