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Expansion of Living Proof Restore Hair Collection

As I previously posted with Living Proof’s Restore collection and its weightless, moisture-controlling miracle molecule (PolyfluoroEster), you don’t have to trade volume for softness and shine, or worry about styling and other daily stresses. No heavy build up, no silicones, no breakage and no compromises. The collection is for those who heat style and/or spend significant time outdoors in the sun, or do not wash their hair every day. Like me it is also for anyone seeking the instantly polished, perfected finish that looks and feels healthy. The Living Proof Restore hair line has been expanded with the following products:

Restore Targeted Repair Creme ($26) is an ultra lightweight, fresh smelling leave-in cream that provides UV protection and moisturizing ingredients all day. Since it’s so lightweight you can reapply without feeling like hair is being weighed down or oily. My hair is thirsty and this creme keeps it moisturized.

Restore Recovery Regimen ($38) is the all-star treatment of the collection, especially if your hair is severely dry or damaged. Each ampoule is packed with rejuvenating ingredients to restore even the most hopeless hair to a better state. This deep conditioning treatment can be left in for up to 5 minutes, and that 5 minutes will be well worth your time when you see the instant results after just one use. There are 5 treatments in the box, but after just 4 uses the Living Proof research shows that your hair will be 24x stronger than when you started using the treatments. If you have dry and damaged hair like myself, the regimen will work wonders and will not make your hair look or feel oily.

Restore Revitalizing Spray with Heat & UV Defense ($26) is a fine spray that can be applied to hair before heat styling or sun exposure to protect the hair shaft and add shine. This spray forms a weightless shield around the cuticle without the use of heavy silicones to hold in the moisture and keep out the heat damage. It’s great to use on wet hair before blowdrying, or as a finishing spray on dry hair, but since it’s so weightless you can really use it both ways without weighing hair down or making it oily.

These products are available at Sephora, QVC, Nordstrom and

Tagged: hair careliving proof restore lineexpansionbeautystylerstreatmentssephoraqvcnordstrom


Living Proof Launches Restore Hair Care

Living Proof, the company that’s revolutionized the beauty world with its breakthrough technologies in No Frizz, Full, and Straight, launched its latest advancement in hair care:  Restore.  We all want beautiful hair, yet our routine efforts to achieve beautiful hair like washing, brushing, heat styling and processing actually leads to dryness or damage.  Up to now women like me have tried to fix dryness and damage with products containing oils and silicones which leave hair feeling greasy and dirty.  This leads to more washing, styling and processing which perpetuates the cycle of dryness and damage.  The problem is high-porosity.  Before hair is ever color-treated, processed or heat-styled, it is virgin hair - strong, smooth, soft, shiny and manageable.  Virgin hair has a protective layer that is pefectly intact, which is why it is in such great condition but everyday routines damage this protective layer, making it highly porous.  Therefore hair is unable to seal in moisture and becomes dull, rough, stiff, brittle and defenseless against damage.  Oils and silicones mask dryness and damage under a heavy coating that weighs hair down. 

I have used it for two weeks and have already seen an improvement in my hair texture as it is dull, dry, damaged and hard to manage and I will continue to use it.  The solution is Living Proof Restore.  It is the first weightless solution that reduces the porosity of dry or damaged hair to make it look, feel and behave like virgin hair.  Their weightless shampoo, conditioner and mask treatment were developed with their moisutre-controlling molecule, PolyfluoroEster, to create a protective layer.  This layer acts like the natural protective layer on virgin hair and reduces porosity by 100%.  The end result is hair’s porosity is normalized to be like virgin, healthy hair.  Restore also increases the hair’s resistance to breakage by up to five times, while healing, protecting and preventing further damage.  Restore can do this all weightlessly as 94% of women agree, Restore does not weigh hair down but helps stop the cycle of dryness and damage. 

The benefits of Restore are:

  • Reduces porosity by 100% (with 5 uses)
  • 5X more resistant to breakage (with 5 uses)
  • Smoothes the cuticle
  • Increases softness and shine
  • Improves manageability and body
  • Targets dry and damaged sites, root to tip
  • Protects against further damage
  • Heals each strand over time

Key Ingredients:

  • PolyfluoroEster, Living Proof’s patented moisture-controlling molecule
  • A unique, sulfate-free blend creates ultra-mild, color-safe cleansing
  • Creatine, an amino-acid derivative, contributes to smoothing
  • Hydrolized Wheat Protein and nourishing conditioning agents strengthen and protect
  • Tucuma Seed Butter, containing essential fatty acids, enhances softness and shine


The first step to breaking the cycle of dryness and damage is to use Restore Shampoo and Conditioner.  For more intensive treatment, use Restore Mask Treatment after first cleansing with Restore Shampoo.  Squeeze excess water from hair and apply enough of the mask treatment to coat hair root to tip.  Restore Mask Treatment is lightweight and appropriate for fine hair.  Gently comb the Mask Treatment through if desired.  After five minutes, rinse completely.  Restore Mask Treatment can be used in place of Restore Conditioner up to two times weekly, depending on the severity of your hair’s dryness or damage.  It’s also safe for color-treated hair.

Restore is now available at Sephora, QVC, Ulta, Nordstrom and;  $28 for Shampoo (8 oz), $28 for Conditioner (8 oz), and $42 for Mask Treatment (8 oz).

Living Proof is a company of scientists from some of the world’s leading university and research laboratories working together with beauty experts towards one common goal:  to invent breakthrough formulas that reliably provide beautiful results you can see from across the room. 

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Philosophy Divine Color at QVC

Don’t miss Philosophy Divine Color scheduled to air Tuesday, May 31st at 11 PM (ET).  This collection is only available at QVC!

The following items will be available at QVC:

1.  Philosophy Divine Color Long-Wear Creamy Eye Color Duo

QVC Item #A215296 - Approximately $40.00

The creamy eye colors are amazing.  I have struggled for years to find products that will stay put on my lids regardless of lid primer but these eye colors stay on all day long and come in beautiful fool-proof shades.  I like how easy this is to use and apply and the colors are very pretty and not too dark for my fair skin tone.

2.  Philosophy Divine Color Defining and Volumizing Mascara

QVC Item #A215300 - Approximately $20.00

I just love this mascara!!  It comes with a great brush in an amazing formula that does not have to be scraped off the brush before applying the mascara on the eyelashes.  It feels “invisible” once it is on and one coat of coverage is just perfect for me!! 

3.  Philosophy Divine Color Luxurious Lip Color and Lip Gloss duo

QVC Item #A215298 - Approximately $36.00

This new lipstick and gloss duo are so pretty and the color stays on and the gloss is not sticky.  Hurry and tune in and get yours then!  Thanks for making great products Philosophy and thank you for selling them QVC.

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Bare Escentuals/bareMinerals - QVC’s “25 to Watch” Celebration for their 25th birthday!

Check out the latest from Bare Escentuals on Saturday, May 21st at 1 AM and 3 PM (ET).  These shows will be part of QVC’s “25 to Watch” celebration for their 25th birthday!

The following must-have items will be for sale:

1. bareMinerals Skincare Powerful Treatment Trio

QVC Item #A214130 Approximately $60.00

Naturally powerful. Formulated with 100% pure bareMinerals, this skin-care trio uses strong yet gentle ingredients to help fight the signs of aging day and night, giving you younger-looking skin that simply glows. Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Skincare Powerful Treatment Trio includes:

  • 1 fl oz Naturally Luminous Wrinkle Concentrate
  • 0.5 fl oz Naturally Luminous Firming Eye Treatment
  • 0.15 oz Naturally Luminous Pure Transformation Night Treatment

Experience their revolutionary new skincare line powered by their proprietary miracle ingredient RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex-clinically proven to deliver brighter, younger-looking skin and that famous bareMinerals Naturally Luminous glow. The Naturally Luminous Wrinkle Concentrate virtually diminish lines and wrinkles. This intensive concentrate smoothes skin texture immediately, while their proprietary complex revitalizes cells, revealing renewed, more luminous skin.  The Naturally Luminous Firming Eye Treatment helps keeps the skin around the delicate eye area firm and smooth. The Naturally Luminous Pure Transformation Night Treatment helps your skin look younger and glow. This groundbreaking nighttime mineral treatment is powered by our proprietary 100% pure RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex.  Clinically proven to dramatically reduce the appearance of pores, increase luminosity and deliver faster cell turnover-resulting in miraculous skin-renewing benefits.  Experience younger-looking, radiant, even skin tone with improved texture.  This concentrated powder formula replenishes skin while you sleep so you’ll wake up to the famous bareMinerals naturally luminous glow. Available in four tones to instantly diffuse imperfections.  I just love these products and you can’t beat the price.

2. Bare Escentuals Buxom Babes Swinger Girls Four-Piece Gloss Set

QVC Item #A215028 Approximately $28.00

What is it: Pout perfection with fresh, inspiring, and lively Buxom Babes lip polish. Swing into sensuality with Emily, Heather, Lauren, and Marissa. These four take soft shades to a whole new level. Every shade is as soft and sweet as the next.

Who is it for: All skin types and complexions.

Why is it different: You’ll feel a tingly, cooling sensation. A deep infusion of antioxidant vitamins A and E will keep your lips soft, smooth, and protected.

How do I use it?: Pair them together or wear them alone. Apply directly on lips for tingly coolness and the perfect shine and color.  The set includes:

  • 0.07 fl oz Buxom Big & Healthy lip polish in Marissa, a blush pink shade
  • 0.07 fl oz Buxom Big & Healthy lip polish in Heather, a sparkling champagne shade
  • 0.07 fl oz Buxom Big & Healthy lip polish in Lauren, a pink cupcake shade
  • 0.07 fl oz Buxom Big & Healthy lip polish in Emily, a rosy nude shade

I just love these lip glosses when I want to have a more natural, polished look. Tune in to QVC this Saturday and stay tuned for more recommendations.

Tagged: qvcbare escentualsbaremineralsbuxom lip glosses