Violife’s Slim Sonic Toothbrush

Brush up in style with Violife’s Slim Sonic Toothbrush. This sonic powered, portable toothbrush delivers a sparking smile with 22,000 brush strokes per minute. The slim, mascara-style vented cap design is ideal for your handbag, gym bag or desk drawer. Each Slim Sonic comes with a free replacement head and AAA batter.
Available in a variety of bright colors and patterns to suit your style, the Slim Sonic comes with a free replacement head and AAA battery so you're ready to go as soon as you open the package!

This is the first electric portable toothbrush and we love it! (We know what we will be using as a stocking stuffer when December comes around.)

This is not your typical spinning electric toothbrush. It isn't a spinning electric toothbrush and does not have a large brush-head. Through a combination of high frequency and high amplitude bristle motions, the movement of the brush head in your mouth creates a high velocity of movement that is so fast it vibrates, and moves water and toothpaste around so quickly that it breaks down plaque. 

We prefer the size of the brush-head as the smaller brush-head moves easily around your mouth and behind teeth. (Would be especially great for those who have braces) And, a huge plus is that this toothbrush is portable and chic. It makes a fantastic brush on the go. 

The Slim Sonic Toothbrush retails for $15 online via www.violife.com and comes in multiple designs. 


Face Effects by Spa Sonic

Spa Sonic, makers of the Spa Sonic Face and Body Polisher has launched Face Effects by Spa Sonic, a new cleansing spin brush in silver and gold and three prints- polka dot, cheetah and zebra. Face Effects offers two speed settings cand comes with a new grooved silicone brush attachment that cleanses like exfoliating beads. Additional attachments include a face brush and a latex sponge for microdermabrasion and the application of skincare products.
Enjoy a spa experience right at home. This dermatologist- recommended product gently exfoliates, cleanses, revitalizes your face & smooths complexion. It comes with a cleansing unit, facial brush, pore minimizer, facial sponge, and a storage case (comes with two batteries). 
This product is amazing and will leave you with the results of a spa facial. It is the cutting edge of cleansing technology and this product will start improving skin's tone, look, and feel immediately. It is water resistant for using in the sink, shower and bath, and has a 2 speed-power cleansing brush. Its removable rotating heads offer many benefits, which include a facial brush that cleanses the face with soft bristles, a pore minimizer that has a beaded silicone surface to deep clean and tighten pores, and a facial sponge with latex that aids in absorption of moisturizes to erase fine lines. Three treatments in one, and really easy to use!
We recommend using the pore minimizer sponge once or twice a week, as you would use an exfoliator. 

$59.95 / Available at select Target stores and online via www.target.com.


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.