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Ole Henriksen

Monday, July 6, 2015

My Latest Labor of Love

I'm excited to share with you all my latest labor of love: my column in Atlanta Social Season Magazine (www.seasonmagazine.com). This spread is all about creating that shimmery sun goddess look for these long, warm days.

Also, it's important to protect your hair and skin, so they will be luminous from being healthy!

Here's a direct link to my spread online: Shimmery Summer I hope you enjoy it!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

June Favorites


It's true! I'm actually compiling my June favorites on time! Are you as excited as I am? I'm pretty excited. 

First up is a new dry shampoo that I have really been enjoying - Alterna's Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Dry Shampoo (it comes in both Lemon Sugar and Bamboo Leaf - both smell great). I love this brand of dry shampoo because it's practically translucent. Unless you go WAY overboard on it, you will not get that white cast that us dark headed beauties run into much of the time. So, that's a definitely plus. It also helps with some body, but doesn't feel unnatural as I've noticed with some other brands. You can find this baby at Sephora.


Next up - GlamGlow's Bright Mud 3-minute eye treatment. Please and thank you. Whether you've pulled an all nighter, partied too hard, had an ugly crying session -it doesn't matter. This 3 minute treatment will calm those nasty puffy under eyes and leave you feeling back to normal. And they're small enough to carry with you, in case you need an emergency treatment! Just pat on, wait 3 minutes and gently wipe off. So easy. What did I do before these? Also available at Sephora. I've always been pretty good at protecting my face from too much sun. I guess that's party of the reason that at 37 (soon to be 38), people mistake me for being much, much younger. A blessing and a curse - well, more of a blessing now.

Anyway, Skinceuticals Physical Matte SPF 50 cream is great. It helps keep your oil at bay (although, you will still sweat, gotta mention that!) and protects skin at SPF 50! Win-win!

You can wear this alone (it's slightly tinted) or under your usual makeup. Definitely something to consider this summer. Available at skinceuticals.com
 


 I'm in love with the new L'Oreal Le Matte Lipstick Pens. They have incredible pigmentation, a little moisture, a matte finish and while they may not be touted as "long wearing", I think they do pretty well in that area, too. My favorite color is the bright pink. It makes me feel
confident and sassy, and what could be wrong with that??



These are available now that it's July! I'd stock up! Check your local drugstore  or other big box store that carries cosmetics.

That's all I've got for my June favorites. I hope you enjoyed hearing what I'm loving right now, and perhaps are inspired to try one or more of these products yourself!








Friday, March 6, 2015

February Favorites

Hey everyone! It's time for February Favorites. I've got some tried and true, plus some brand new favorites for you to check out!

1. The Aveda Institute 
I love this place. You get great service from cut to color to highlights in a professional space, but performed by students either graduating in 6 months (mid-level) or 3 months (master level). The prices are unbelievable and they really listen to what you're looking to do and make the magic happen. Of course, educators check-in and make sure things are running smoothly, but I've yet to encounter a problem.I was very happy with the price and the service. Definitely recommend!

2. AdvoCare SYS Day
I love a good day cream. One that hydrates without making skin feel greasy, has ingredients that are good for the skin, and can help keep wrinkles at bay. AdvoCare's SYS Day lives up to it's name Supplement Your Skin. Get yours here.

3. Nivea's In-Shower Moisturizer
Ok, I was a little skeptical at first. I have super dry skin in the winter. Despite all my efforts to moisturize, I always ended up disappointed. But when I saw the commercial for this new product, I had to hunt it down. They have 3 versions, and I went ahead and got the one for very dry skin. After you cleanse your body, you rub this on the areas you want extra moisture (for me, arms and legs) and then rinse off, pat dry and go. It works! I could definitely tell the day of the shower, but also the next day. I love it. I think it will be great in the warmer months, too. You can find it in the lotion aisle.

That's it for now, but don't forget I'll have a great eco-beauty spread in the next issue of Atlanta Social Season - Spring issue!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Sweetest Thing


With Valentine's Day coming, the discussion always turns to chocolate, amiright? And while chocolate is good, very good, we both know that our resolutions centered around healthier eating and less scarfing chocolate. So bless Too Faced heart for creating their newest sweet thing in beauty. The Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar. It even sounds delicious, doesn't it?

Full of antioxidants and infused with cocoa-powder, these 16 shades are cocoa powder-infused and a mix of matte and shimmery shades with sumptuous names that make you think of caramels, mochas and a surprise pop of blueberry. You have to see it to believe it.



What else, you ask? Well, I'm glad you did - starting TODAY! Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is offering the MAD LOVE’ LIP TAR & STAINED GLOSS TRIO SET, $39.50 ($72 VALUE).   Available exclusively on occmakeup.com  the trio set includes a trio of textures to play with:  Matte, Metallic, and Stained Gloss.  Wear each shade alone for seductively simple pouts or mix shades and textures together to take your lips to new heights of color sensation. Look at those lips! Amazing!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I LOVE a Good Sale!

There's something special about the rush I get when scoring a great deal. I hate paying full price for anything. Coupons, yes! Sales, yes! Sales with coupons? Hell Yes!
10k Gold Earrings,
Citrine Round Stud Earrings (3/4 ct. t.w.)
Orig. $300.00
Was $260.00
Now $78.00
10k White Gold
Blue Diamond Round Stud Earrings (1/5 ct. t.w.)
Orig. $475.00
Was $379.00
Now $113.70
macys.com
For the next couple of days, macys.com is offering an extra 15% off both sale and clearance items.

These beauties I found are at amazing prices - and when you use the code FRESH at checkout (they'll remind you), you get an extra 15% off the lowest price - that brings these gorgeous Blue Diamond stud earrings to UNDER $100. You really can't beat that, can you?

Of course, there are sales and clearance items in all departments, but these lovelies caught my eye, and I wanted to share them with you before they're gone. (just kidding, I already bought them all for myself!)

So bust out those gift cards and get to shoppin'! Sale ends 1/15.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Life.Syle Store in Melbourne Has Hair-Brained Idea

Napoleon Perdis in his gorgeous Life.Style store. Melbourne.

And it's working! Napoleon Perdis, native Australian, has been quietly creating his Life.Style stores across the country. These stores are an all-inclusive, total immersion in everything beauty, fashion and style. And that is apparent from the moment you walk into the store. It's the center of chic.

Blond Wig Chandelier. Really.

With a massive blonde wig chandelier hanging proudly from the ceiling, Perdis' Life.Style stores open customers with welcome arms to peruse items that Perdis has found interesting and therefore decided to share with the public. Items range from ready-to wear jewelry to housewares. But it doesn't stop there. You didn't think Perdis would open a store without including his world famous makeup and beauty services, did you?

A sampling of the available items in Life.Style
Now we just have to convince him to come stateside so we can get in on the fun! Or, just book a ticket to Melbourne and check it out now!

More samplings from Napoleon's personally curated collection.
If you can't make it to Melbourne, you can at least enjoy wearing his makeup by purchasing your own stash at napoleonperdis.com





Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GIVEAWAY!!!!

Hey everyone! I promised a giveaway and I've teamed up with Atlanta Social Season Magazine to get you some pretty amazing prizes!

One is the extremely coveted Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette - if you haven't gotten one, you'll definitely want to enter - these babies go fast!

Second is the Clarisonic Opal - a great tool to help the eye area - to remove puffiness, reduce wrinkles, etc. And there's no catch. You just have to enter to win, because you can't win if you don't play! Here's the link to check it out: Giveaway!

I wish you all the best of luck and can't wait to announce  the winners soon! Particpants must be in the US.

xoxo,
Brett
 
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