Scalisi Skincare Review + Giveaway

Combining the best of science and beauty, the Cleanser and Exfoliator from Scalisi Skincare thoroughly cleanses the skin without stripping away moisture. This 2-in-1 daily cleanser and exfoliator features tiny micro-beads to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, allowing new cells to surface.  The paraben free Cleanser and Exfoliator is formulated with jojoba, macadamia nut and sunflower oils to moisturize, while time released vitamins A,C, and E nourish skin and help provide antioxidant protection.

Hydrogenated Soybean Oil: Exfoliator
Jojoba, Macadamia Nut & Sunflower Oils: Provide nourishment and moisture to hydrate the skin.
Vitamins A, C & E: Nourish and help provide antioxidant protection.

This gentle cleanser and exfoliator removes dull surface cells while hydrating the skin. Over time it helps to revitalize, protect, and maintain your skin. Super easy to use, this product goes a long way! Massaging a penny size amount on wet skin using circular motions will leave your skin feeling fresh and soft.
This product has a nice, light fragrance. The consistency is gel-like with tiny exfoliating beads. We really like this product and think you will too! It is available for $25 at doctors’ and estheticians’ offices, medi-spas and via www.scalisiskincare.com, www.birchbox.com and www.skinstore.com.

Scalisi is offering one reader a Cleanser and Exfoliator of their own! 

How to win:

*Write 'Scalisi Skincare Giveaway' on the Subject Line

*Contest is open to Canadian &US addresses

Give away closes on March 31stt,  at 11:59 pm and winner will be chosen at random.


Jill Scalisi spent 20 years working on Wall Street. Then in 2008, she was diagnosed with skin cancer.  Unable to find healthy, proven, anti-aging products with SPF 30, she partnered with top chemists and leaders in manufacturing and packaging to establish a new category in skincare.

When it comes to anti-aging, Scalisi Skincare combines the best of science and beauty to create reparative and preventative products that are so beautiful women want to use them every single day.


HairMax for den•si•ty SHAMPOO & Conditioner

HairMax is an established leader in Hair Growth, Care, and Science. They have a collection and are experts in the development of advanced hair loss treatments and hair growth products. 
Their  den•si•ty collection is designed to cleanse, restore, revitalize and fortify your hair follicles resulting in denser, thicker and fuller looking hair. 

Their collection includes a sulfate-free Shampoo and Conditioner that gently exfoliated the scalp and restores vitality, thickness and volume. They also have Revitalize, a treatment that helps unclog hair follicles and an Activator serum spray that nourishes the scalp and encourages naturally thicker and stronger hair. They can be used separately or together to ensure the maximum results. These products are formulated to work synergistically with the HairMax Laser Comb to strengthen weakening hair follicles. 

HairMax for den•si•ty SHAMPOO ($18)
This high performance, sulfate free shampoo cleanses, restores vitality, thickness and volume to hair. The lower pH formula gently exfoliates the scalp and removes the build-up of sebum, styling products and environmental pollutants leaving hair and scalp deeply cleansed and refreshed.

HairMax for den•si•ty CONDITIONER ($18)
This restorative, lightweight conditioner deeply hydrates your strands, retaining moisture to strengthen and protect your hair. A combination of argan oil, plant extracts and nutrients, restores vitality and leaves your hair full, silky, and more manageable.

How to use : Rub the conditioner with your hands through your hair from root to tip. Comb if needed. Rinse thoroughly after 1 minute.

What's great about this product is that it is sulfate-free and has argan oil that is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. This product is also safe for color and chemically treated hair, and it is formulated to lock in moisture and help repair damage. 

While most product lines on the market are geared towards building volume, repairing split ends, taming frizz etc, very few are also aimed towards the most important part: the scalp. If you don't keep this part healthy, it can affect your hair. Most shampoos leave build up on the hair and scalp, which can clog the follicles. HairMax cleanses also the scalp and removes build up, while resulting in better and healthier hair. 

We recommend giving this line a try! Your hair will feel amazing after a few uses. 
Available online via www.hairmax.com


The Hottest Hair Trends from Hollywood

Awards season has come to an end for Hollywood starlets and now women across the country are working hard to recreate red carpet looks on their own. LifeSpa, the nation’s largest full service salon and spa with more than 95 locations from coast to coast, has gathered up tips, trends and how-to’s on getting the stunning hair and beauty looks from their top stylists.

Here are some of the favorite trends and tips on how to achieve these looks at home. 

Kelly Osbourne
Hair Look: Edgy Color
·        Set curls, pin in place
·        Add wax for texture
·        Separate curls with fingers

Keira Knightley
Hair Look: Glitzy Headbands
·        Center headband
·        Roll hair in each side
·        Tuck hair back

Iggy Azalea
Hair Look: Inspired Braids
·        French braid hair Mohawk style
·        Weave sides into the braid starting at the crown
·        Continue braid to ends of hair and bind with clear hair band
·        Gently pull to loosen braid

Margot Robbie
Hair Look: Short and Sleek Bobs
·        Straighten with flat iron
·        Back comb to add volume
·        Smooth gently

Anna Kendrick
Hair Look: Side Swept Updo’s
·        Twist in sections
·        Pin to create shapre
·        Spray to hold


Get the Oscars Look

From Dakota to Kiera, stars rocked the red carpet the Academy Awards. Want to steal the looks from some of the most stylish celebs of the night? 

Dakota Johnson

Recreate the stars', long locks with Mia Beauty’s faux hair ponytail, ponytail wrap and clip-in bangs. For her pretty pout, a red gloss from Gerard Cosmetics screams red carpet ready.

Mia Beauty Clip-n-Bangs, $15 via www.miabeauty.com
Mia Beauty Clip-n-Pony, $30 via www.miabeauty.com
Mia Beauty Tonytail, $8 via www.miabeauty.com
Gerard Cosmetics Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss in Summer Sun, $24 via www.gerardcosmetics.com

Kiera Knightly

Best Supporting Actress Nominee, Kiera Knightly stunned the crowd with her elegant look. Get the starlet’s bold brows and pretty pout with Gerard Cosmetics, while topping off loose waves with a Mia Beauty embellished headband.

Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in Berry Smoothie, $19 viawww.gerardcosmetics.com
Mia Beauty Embellished Headband, $20 via www.miabeauty.com
Gerard Cosmetics Brow Bar to Go, $28 via www.gerardcosmetics.com

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie debuted a new shorter hairdo on yesterday’s red carpet. Recreate her look by adding a drop of Topganic’s oil to your tresses, to keep it sleek and shiny. Finish with a Gerard Cosmetics lipstick for a bold lip and fill in brows to complete the look.

Topganic Intensive Oil with Argan Oil from Morocco for Dry & Colored Hair, $13 via www.topganic.com
Gerard Cosmetics Brow Bar to Go, $28 via www.gerardcosmetics.com
Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in Fire Engine, $19 viawww.gerardcosmetics.com 

Chamomile Desensitising Hydrogel by Heaven's Skincare

Clean, prime, hydrate and firm with Heaven Skincare’s self-healing hydrogels. Consisting of a cross link network of organic polymer-style molecules that calm, soothe and firm skin tissue, Heaven Skincare’s hydrogels deliver vital skin nutrients and hydration, making them more than just an ordinary toner.
To use, apply after cleansing with a cotton ball or use as a primer before foundation.

Chamomile Desensitising Hydrogel

Give thirsty skin a drink with this Anti-allergenic, desensitizing and anti-inflammatory hydrogel. Formulated with chamomile and rose essential oils to soothe and calm, organic witch hazel to freshen the skin and improve the appearance of enlarged pores and organic coconut to hydrate and soften skin, this redness reducing hydrogel is especially good for extremely sensitive skin.

This product is great for those with sensitive skin, acne, rosacea, and spots. It is an anti-inflammatory product that serves as more than a toner. It hydrates skin and will reduce redness. Your skin will become more even and this product is suitable for all skin types. 

Available at www.america.heavenskincare.com in three sizes: 10ml for $19.50, 30ml for $37.05 and 120ml for $78


Mad Hippie: Vitamin A Serum

Mad Hippie is pleased to announce their newest product launch, the Vitamin A Serum. This new form of vitamin A thatconsists of a retinoic acid bonded with a retinol. When absorbed into the skin, the two molecules immediately divide, making retinyl retinoate one metabolic step away from the active form of vitamin A. The retinoic acid then delivers immediate exfoliation, while the retinol delivers a time released exfoliation.

The Vitamin A Serum works to exfoliate by enhancing cellular turnover, dramatically improving the appearance of sun damaged, aging skin. Formulated with 10 active ingredients, including:

Retinyl Retinoate: Exfoliates by enhancing cellular turnover, erasing wrinkles and discoloration. Retinyl retinoate has been shown in studies to induce less water loss (dryness) than both retinol and retinoic acid.

Coffee Berry: An antioxidant-rich superfruit that enhances collage production and neutralizes aging free radicals.

Phytoceramide: Helps replenish the skin’s natural lipid barrier. Aids in healing and moisture retention, leading to more plumped up, hydrated skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate: The salt of hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate has been shown to have better skin penetrating capabilities than hyaluronic acid alone. Works to plump up and moisturize skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Oat Beta Glucan: Naturally hydrates and protects the skin while aiding in healing. Oat beta glucan has been shown to reduce inflammation and diminish the appearance of wrinkles while also having a tightening effect.

Alpha Lipoic Acid: A powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory qualities that has been shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Coconut Oil: Moisturizes and soothes skin while creating a lipid barrier that fends off skin damage. Combats wrinkles and discoloration while promoting natural healing of the skin.

We love this product and think you will too!

The Vitamin A Serum retails for $32.99 via www.madhippie.com, select Whole Food Markets and other retailers nationwide.



Geluxury's primary purpose is to provide an intense skin repair treatment. Specially formulated to repair even the most difficult skin, Geluxury’s patent-pending SmartGel lining is infused with 7 therapeutic botanical and essential oils:

· Jojoba Oil to rebuild nail beds and cuticles

· Grape Seed Oil to improve skin cell health and tone

· Soybean Oil to even skin tone and smooth skin texture

· Mineral Oil to prevent moisture loss and soften skin

· Avocado Oil to decrease the effects of aging

· Canola Oil to sooth dry, irritated skin

· Olive Oil to help stimulate skin cell growth

· Ceramides to seal and protect skin

The Moisturizing Slippers are a treat!.  These moisturize your entire foot–toes, heels, and sole while still keeping your feet warm and comfortable.  The slippers are also easily put on and taken off, and can be hand washed and reused.  The slippers are also available in both Leopard or Cow print, and available in the same sizes.
Both of these products have a great gel lining that releases a combination of skin hydrators while you’re wearing them, helping to keep your hands and feet looking great.  The oils inside of the lining are: Avocado, Olive, Mineral, Jojoba, Grape Seed, Soybean, and Canola Oils, and enriched with:  Ceramides, Aloe Vera, Green Tea, and Willow Fragrance.  All of the gel ingredients are dermatologist tested, and safe. We love this product and they make an excellent present as well! 


Valentine's Day

Celebrate Love in Style with These Valentine's Day Gifts from Lush! Lush always has fantastic gifts for every occasion. Not only are their products made with fresh ingredients and delicious scents, but they are cute little works of art too!

Some of their many Valentine's Day products you can get for yourself or a loved one!

Lonely Heart $7.95
Love Locket $11.95
Unicorn Horn $7.95

Lush is also known for their amazing gift baskets. We highly recommend their Lots of Love Gift Set $59.95 . Great for sharing and filed with 7 Lush products.