Saturday, May 23, 2020

Something New: A Recap of the Week, a Fresh Glowy Tutorial and Sales I'm Shopping This Weekend

A refreshing morning walk around the neighborhood with Joey Elle. 
This past week was an eventful flash, so I'm tying something new and casually recapping the highlights pictorially while sharing a fresh glowy IGTV tutorial and an overview of the sales I'm shopping for this holiday weekend. Hope you enjoy the breakdown and find everything of interest! 

Kindly scroll on for all of it and the Bottom Line...

Last weekend, we painted our fireplace off-white. We have planned to do this since we bought the home last July and, after a two-day process, are so excited that it's finally finished! 
Here's a look at the original brick tone...my husband and Johannah are working on carefully priming everything. 
A closeup of our very minimalist mantle...a BYREDO candle is a necessity! My other favorite is BYREDO  Bibliotheque
By mid-week, I gave my last Zoom lecture of the spring semester to my college students...we clocked about 48 meetings in total...so proud of their commitment and fortitude. Now, I'm putting the final touches of grades! 
Johannah Elle turned 22 months! We celebrated with a trip to a local playground...we were the only ones there and she had an absolute ball! 
I attended a virtual press event with Charlotte Tilbury, who gave us the details and demonstrations featuring her new Airbrush Bronzer and Desert Haze Eyeshadow Palette, which includes four gloriously buttery matte neutral tones. 



// PRODUCTS USED //
Loving these fisherman platform sandals from Urban Outfitters...they run true to size, are super comfortable and are under $40! 
// WEEKEND SALES I'M SHOPPING //
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Last look...wearing both the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in Medium and Desert Haze Eyeshadow Palette...full review and  swatches coming up on BP soon!
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this post and would love to know what caught your eye!

Good things ahead, including a rundown of the latest beauty launches, a look at my current skincare routine, a home tour and a fresh video on my YouTube channel.

Also, I'm excited to announce that I'll be doing an Instagram Live with one of my favorite jewelry creators, Marla Aaron, on 5/28/20 at 11 PT/2 ET on her handle (@marlaaaron) and another Instagram Live with Terry de Gunzberg of BY TERRY on the BY TERRY handle on June 4th at 10 AM PT/6 PM GBT. Hope you can make it to one or both!

Take good care, stay strong and more soon,

xx

--The Beauty Professor 

**PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-20 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Video: Where I've Been (on YouTube) and What's on My Face This Month



It's been awhile since I've been able to post a video to my YouTube channel; what an intensely wild two months this has been! I'm excited to return to the platform with a proper check in and a full tutorial for a look I've been creating a lot this month. There, of course, cameo appearances by Joey and Jethro...hope you enjoy the entire process!

Kindly scroll on for the video, additional images and the Bottom Line...

Products discussed.
// PRODUCTS DISCUSSED //
Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES //
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Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I truly hope you enjoyed this video and would love to hear what caught your eye...do tell! Good things ahead, including a home tour, some content related to my job in the communication field and a host of new spring and summer launches. Cannot wait to share!

xx, take good care and more soon,

--The Beauty Professor

**PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-20 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

My Current Haircare Musts + the Latest Innovation for Thinning Hair


Each week, I receive questions from readers and followers about the haircare that I use and supplements I take to grow and maintain a healthy mane. While I am in no way a doctor or a nutritionist, I am beyond happy to discuss what works for me and hope that it inspires you to take advantage of all of the haircare innovations available to us today. 

Additionally, I am thrilled to be able to share a new technique for adding volume and density to those experiencing thinning hair and hair loss that promises immediate results without any negative side effects. Sounds too good to be true? Keep reading!

Kindly scroll on for more my haircare favorites and a closeup of of the Invisiblend technique as well as the Bottom Line...


// THE PRODUCTS //
  • Oribe Invisible Defense: Exceptionally apropos for the summer this, weightless spray yields UV, environmental and thermal (up to 450F) protection while smoothing and adding shine. It's the multitasker you didn't know you needed! 
  • *Fekkai Baby Blonde Shampoo: I love this clean, sulfate-free gentle shampoo for my honey blond locks. It adeptly cleanses without stripping and leaves my hair fresh and bouncy. 
  • *Sisley-Paris Color Protecting Shampoo (reviewed HERE): Even though I don't color my hair, I get natural highlights from the sun and want to protect those more delicate strands as much as possible. This luxurious shampoo is a beautiful daily formula that leaves my locks clean and balanced, every single time. 
  • *Odele Smoothing Shampoo: This lush haircare brand is one of my favorite discoveries of 2020 so far and this shampoo is a constant in my shower. Replete with excellent ingredients (natural, clean, cruelty-free and vegan) and a surprisingly accessible price point, it's the haircare brand of the future.  
  • *OUAI Detox Shampoo: I cannot say enough good things about this clarifying shampoo; it has a notable ingredients list (including apple cider vinegar and keratin) and none of the bad stuff (sulfates, parabens etc.) while smelling like an absolute dream. A single application approximately once a week (I'm restraining myself as I'd love to use it daily) results in the cleanest and healthiest hair imaginable...it's a new non-negotiable in my routine. 
  • *Oribe Gold Lust Mask (reviewed HERE): I have used this luxurious restorative hair mask for years now and consistently have a tube in my shower. The rich formula bathes hair in moisture while adding shine, detangling and manageability with every application. I use this 2-3 times a week and never disappointed with the results.
  • *Miriam Quevedo Platinum + Diamonds Luxurious Drops: Rife with antioxidants and Caviar, this spray on serum adds immense volume, shine, moisture and replenishment to the hair while also incorporating a layer of UV protection. You can even use it on your body for an ethereal glow! 
  • Oribe Run-Through Detangling Primer: I fondly refer to this detangler as a lifeline for my oft-tangled hair. Between holding a baby, wearing a messy bun and carrying a host of bags over my shoulders (pre-quarantine, that is), the underbelly of my hair gets extremely tangled and this is the only formula that cuts through my worst snarls while protecting my hair from breakage. In turn, I always have a bottle within arms reach. 
  • *Oribe All Over Oil: I adore a multitasker and this oil, which can be used on hair, skin and body alike, is a must in this department. The Cote d'Azur sillage abounds with every pump and it nourishes while adding a reflective shine in which I seriously want to bathe.
  • *Hush & Hush Deeply Rooted (reviewed HERE): I take this hair-focused supplement daily to nourish my strands with innovative ingredients including Ashwagandha and Resveratrol and Bioperine (full ingredients list HERE). This commitment has resulted in less hair loss when brushing coupled with stronger, shinier and faster growing locks each and every month. There's a reason this is Hush & Hush's best selling formula! Use code Beautyprofessor at checkout for 20% off your entire order. 
  • Integrative Therapeutics Vitamin B Complex: When we are stressed, our bodies use up more of our Vitamin B supply and our hair feeds off of Vitamin B as well. In turn, stress (of which many of us have in droves) without additional Vitamin B support can take a toll on the quality and vitality of our hair. I take 2-3 capsules daily and both my system and the health of my hair are better for it. 
  • Doctor Recommended Turmeric: Though technically not targeted for hair, I had to include this supplement as it drastically reduces inflammation while increasing circulation, two things that help my body (and, by proxy, my hair, skin and nails) to function at its best. I never want to be without this and, consequently, always have a bottle on backup. 
  • The Beauty Chef Omega Elixir: The last component in my "beauty from the inside out" approach, this liquid supplement results in balanced, even and hydrated skin and shiny hair (thanks to the omega 3). For best results, I take one teaspoon twice daily. 
  • Raincry The Conditioning Brush (reviewed HERE): This opulent boar bristle wonder masterfully draws oils from my scalp down to the rest of my hair for a healthier, shinier and detangled mane. I use it multiple times a day...it's that good.  
  • Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer (reviewed HERE): As a rule, I prefer air dying as I shower at night and sleep with it damp...by morning, it's nearly dry.  In turn, I rarely blow-dry my hair (too pressed for time and too unmotivated) but when I do, I use this gem that I am so glad I purchased years ago! It is so powerful that it dries my hair in half the time (thereby exposing to half the heat) and it is so quiet...well worth the investment. 
**By the way, I've been linking to Verishop a lot lately because they carry the luxury beauty and style that I love, have great sales and free returns and offer free 2-day shipping (major...especially now). I've placed three orders over the last couple of months and the process has been seamless. Just wanted to put them on your radar as they are currently having a 25% off all women's apparel and accessories with code EARLYSUMMER.


Now that I've shared a breakdown of the hair products on heavy rotation as of late, I am excited to offer an in-depth look at a revolutionary hair technique for those who are battling thinning hair. I consistently receive questions about how to effectively address hair loss and thinning hair in women (who represent a significant 40% of all those who experience hair loss in America). 

Enter: Invisiblend, which is a safe and effective way of increasing hair density without the negative side effects commonly associate with other techniques (including extensions and hair transplants). Unlike most hair loss solutions on the market which make one lose hair in the process of regaining it, Invisblend, works with the existing hair on the scalp to build a fuller and healthier mane that can 

Ever on the quest for the most thorough and up-to-date beauty reporting, I had the chance to interview the inventor of Invisiblend, Dino Dondiego, who helped me to understand what sets this method apart from its counterparts. 

Dino explained that Invisblend utilizes the implementation of the microstrand, which is a   translucent filament as thin as hair that is actually ten times stronger than hair and disappears upon contact with the scalp.  Designed for both men and women, Invisiblend creates a network of microstrands to cover a thinning area on the scalp without stressing the existing hair; these networks of "hair-stranding" are custom made to correct the thinning/hair loss pattern of each client. 

Even better, the microstrands can be colored, washed and styled with ease and additional hair loss interventions like a red-light laser cap (reviewed HERE) and topical treatments (mentioned HERE) can continue to be used without compromising efficacy. Typically, the Invisblend process requires a quick touch up monthly or every two months (akin to a session with your hairstylist...there are certified Invisiblend locations across the country) and pricing exists on a sliding scale to accommodate every budget and specific hair loss situation. In other words, a client can customize a hair restoration plan that enables them to only pay for what they need and nothing more! 

For additional details, on Invisblend, check out their website HERE. You heard it first here, friends! 



AGOLDE Shorts (currently 25% off) and this burnt orange off-the-shoulder top is on crazy (under $10!) sale, too. 



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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this look at my current haircare favorites as well as the in-depth examination of Invisiblend and would love to know what caught your eye...do tell! 

Good things ahead including a fresh tutorial, a beauty office tour and a host of new product procurements. Cannot wait to share!

Take good care, stay strong and more soon,

xx

--The Beauty Professor 

**Many thanks to Invisiblend for supporting this story. PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-20 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Introducing the Wayne Goss Lip Collection...Swatches of Every Shade!


Wayne Goss lip collection swatches
Introducing the Wayne Goss Lip Collection. 
The instant that the glorious *Wayne Goss Lip Collection arrived on my doorstep The entire collection launches at Beautylish on 5/5/20 at 10AM PT), I couldn't wait to swatch everything! I have followed Wayne for years and his beauty knowledge, sincerity and class are peerless in nature. 

Consequently, it's no surprise that his first foray into color cosmetics (his brushes already possess cult status amongst beauty enthusiasts) is just as classic yet modern as he is! 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the Wayne Goss Lip Collection in action as well as the Bottom Line...

Wayne Goss lip collection swatches

Wayne Goss lip collection swatches
Wayne Goss Lipsticks
At the center of the Wayne Goss Lip Collection are the Luxury Cream Lipsticks. The ten neutral shades feature a creamy satin sheen and buildable and bespoke opacity. A single pass yields sheer to light coverage for a fresh and slightly shiny look and two weightless layers create medium to full coverage that adds dimension and volume to one's pout. 

The formula is fragrance-free, hydrating and plush with significant lasting power and a beautiful, shimmer-free natural finish. All ten shades masterfully fulfill my nude lip dreams but the pinky coral nude Magnolia (worn in the images at the end of this post) is my warm weather go to...it's simply divine. 

Shades include: 

Wayne Goss lip collection swatches
Wayne Goss Lipstick swatches in direct sunlight
Wayne Goss lip collection swatches
Wayne Goss Lipstick swatches in direct sunlight
Wayne Goss lip collection swatches
Wayne Goss Lipstick swatches in outdoor shade
Wayne Goss lip collection swatches

Wayne Goss lip collection swatches

Replete with creamy glaze and radiant, light-catching finishes, the Wayne Goss High Shine Gloss is an homage to the decadently neutral lips of the 90's. The cooling mint-infused formula is intensely reflective and delightfully non-sticky. 

Those seeking a my-lips-but-better minimalist effect will love the cream shades (namely Tulip, Hyacinth, Cherry Blossom and Petunia) and shimmering shades--pure liquid light, I tell you--will be the summertime sheen on everyone's lips. 

I can see all seven shades working their way into my makeup routine (they are that good) but was immediately over the moon for Hibiscus (worn in the images at the end of this post) for its instantaneous (optical) lip plumping properties...seriously, it made my lips look nearly double their natural size. 

Shades include:

Wayne Goss lip collection swatches
Swatches of the Wayne Goss High Shine Gloss in direct sunlight. 
Wayne Goss lip collection swatches
Swatches of the Wayne Goss High Shine Gloss in outdoor shade. 
Wayne Goss lip collection swatches
Swatches of the Wayne Goss High Shine Gloss in direct sunlight. 
Wayne Goss lip collection swatches

The *Wayne Goss Essential Lip Pencils.
Finally, the *Wayne Goss Essential Lip Pencils features a creamy matte formula in five versatile shades for endless possibilities that pair beautifully with both the lipsticks and the glosses. 

The pencil yields fabulous color payoff in a single swipe and wore comfortably and evenly for 7+ hours during my day of testing. All five hues are gorgeous and sure to be a hit with lip liner wearers and I am personally partial (of course) to the lighter neutral Vintage Pink, Mauve and Natural Berry. 

Shades include

 Wayne Goss lipliner swatches
Swatches of the *Wayne Goss Essential Lip Pencils in direct sunlight. 
Wayne Goss lip collection swatches
*Wayne Goss Magnolia Lipstick in action.
 The following images reflect Wayne Goss Magnolia Lipstick and Hibiscus Gloss in afternoon sunlight...

Also wearing:
Wayne Goss lip collection swatches


Wayne Goss lip collection swatches
*Wayne Goss Hibiscus Lip Gloss in action.
Wayne Goss lip collection swatches

Wayne Goss lip collection swatches
Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of the breathtakingly beautiful Wayne Goss Lip Collection; every shade is abundantly wearable and the neutral hues will effortlessly flatter a spectrum of skin tones. 

From the premium ingredients and luxe packaging to buildable color and hydrating finish, Wayne created a lush lip wardrobe of worthy pursuit.  I would love to know which shades caught your eye...do tell! 

Good things ahead, including a hair-centric story, a fresh tutorial and a host of new product procurements...can't wait to share. Additionally, don't forget to mark your calendars for 5/14/20 at 11 PST; I'll be doing an Instagram Live with Jenny Patinkin and it is guaranteed to be beauty talk galore! 

Take good care, stay strong and more soon,

xx

--The Beauty Professor 

**PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-20 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.