Ole Henriksen

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  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
For the next couple of days, 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

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


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.


Travel Lightly

Traveling can be a pain these days with so many rules to follow from the TSA. And let's not forget how many airlines charge you for checking even your first bag. How awful is it to have to check a bag at the last minute or have to throw one of your favorite products out? If you're like me, there's at least one splurge item in your beauty routine and it would hurt to have to leave it behind.

I've got some easy tips for making your travel light and hassle free.

First, I started with the Makeup Matte. It's a great holder for brushes and other things like blushes, lipsticks and shadows. It rolls up and is easily thrown into your carry on bag.

Next, is shampoo and conditioner. But Brett, you say, the hotels generally have shampoo and conditioner in the rooms. And while that's true, I would rather have my own and have enough for my long hair. So I took a small travel bottle, poured my shampoo into it and gave it a label. I didn't have another bottle for conditioner, but I had lots of samples of good conditioners that I could make good use of. (Same goes for the LA Fresh makeup remover pads in the first image.)

Foundation is an easy one, because most bottles fall within the 3-4 oz allowance for carry on. I guess I'm just taking the moment to let you know how much I love Make Up For Ever's HD Foundation. (Did you know you can go to Sephora and they can match your skin with a foundation using a scanner? Pretty awesome technology).

Again, I know they have body wash and lotion, but I like the scents I use at home. So, by pulling from my travel sizes, I can continue to smell like myself no matter where I go. (Sorry guys, but this Dark Kiss from Bath & Body Works has been discontinued. Bummer.)

I know Molton Brown makes some small sizes as well and they smell delicious and luxurious. It's all about what you're used to or comfortable with.

And of course I have to brag on my all-time favorite brand of moisturizer and serum: AHAVA. The Time to Hydrate gel moisturizer is fantastic. It hydrates just enough without leaving your face all greasy. And the Dead Sea Osmotor serum has kept my face looking wrinkle free and smooth. I adore both and they're both TSA approved to go in my carry on. YAY!

Last, but not least, I need a sunscreen that will pass, and Goldfaden's Sun Visor is the perfect solution. It has a non aerosol spray and it's  the perfect size. (and SPF 30)
Don't forget to put all your liquids into a quart-sized Ziplock bag for easy inspection! And enjoy that trip!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How to Win as a Woman

La Fresh, maker of convenience wipes for every beauty occasion, has embarked on a mission to promote women empowerment with their Be Good campaign. La Fresh is offering beauty and business tips for women on how best to prepare for major moments in life, like an interview, business meeting, or presentation.

Eve Yen, founder of La Fresh, offers the below tips when preparing for these momentous occasions.

1. Sharpen your confidence by being prepared. Research and learn about the company you are applying to or the topic you are discussing. Educate yourself on things you aren’t familiar with.

2. Knowledge is power that builds confidence. When you are confident, you look confident and you feel good and others will notice that.

3. As Emma Watson spoke about over the weekend during her speech to the U.N. about gender equality and the #HeToShe initiative, don’t alter your goal, mentality, or desired pay based on your gender. Women deserve to be afforded the same opportunities, pay, freedom and education as that of their male counterparts.

4. Have strong character and integrity. Sell yourself but be genuine. You never know what doors may open and you want to make sure you have a good reputation.

5. Positivity will get you places you never thought possible. You can land your dream job. If starting your own business is your dream, don’t put it off – get started today. Don’t be afraid – don’t sell yourself short - you can do it!

6. Make a great first impression – you only get one. Dress for the job you want. Be well groomed, clean and professional. A smile is your best accessory!

You can do what you put your mind to - don't let anyone tell you different. Put your dreams into action by taking the first step!